Church of St. Charles Borromeo
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Welcome to the Church of St. Charles Borromeo and Resurrection Chapel. We are a Roman Catholic Church in the heart of Harlem in New York City. The nearly 1000 families of our congregation give praise and honor to God, as revealed through Jesus Christ, in our daily masses and prayers. We also regularly celebrate the Sacraments of the Church. When our people gather we do so as a community, relying on the inspiration of the Holy Spirit while listening to God’s Word and sharing in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Worship at St. Charles Borromeo and Resurrection Chapel is always a celebration of the gift of Salvation. In worship we regularly express our joy by drawing on the rich traditions of African American music, preaching and sacred movement.

The study and the teaching of the traditions of our Roman Catholic faith is important to both youth and adults in our community. We offer numerous opportunities for our people to learn their faith. Since, we are told in scripture, “a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone” (James 2:24), our members strive through our many works to exercise our ministry as disciples of Jesus Christ by extending the hand of fellowship to all who seek the Lord and need the Lord’s help. The schedule of our worship services and Sacramental offerings is included for both of our church sites, at St. Charles Borromeo and also at Resurrection chapel.

Enjoy your visit to our website.

Fr. Gregory Chisholm, SJ

Upcoming Events

Homilies on Demand – by clicking on this link hear the homilies given by our parish clergy and the March 2014 Lenten Revival.

Holy Week Schedule:

4/1 Spy Wednesday 8:30am mass

4/2 Holy Thursday 10am Morning Prayer. 7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Charles. 7pm at Resurrection Chapel Bilingual Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  Adoration at the Repository 9pm to 12 midnight at St. Charles.

4/3 Good Friday.  9am Morning Prayer. 11am Deanery Stations of the Cross start at 116th Street and Lenox Ave. 12pm Seven Last Words.  1pm Afternoon Prayer.  2pm Papal Stations at St. Charles and Via Crucis at Resurrection Chapel.  3pm S0lemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in English at St. Charles and en Espanol at Resurrection Chapel.

4/4 Holy Saturday.  10am Morning Prayer.  11:30am Preparation Rites for the Elect. 7pm Easter Vigil at St. Charles.

4/5 Easter Sunday – Regular Sunday Masses.

Saturday 4/11 NY Catholic Youth Day at St. Joseph’s Seminary.  Free of Charge.  Age 13+ invited.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided.  Bus leaves St. Charles at 7:45am and returns at 6pm.  RSVP by 4/7 at

Saturday 4/18  “Take 6″ Concert 8pm at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn College located at Campus Road and Nostrand Avenue, 11210.  This is an amazing and spiritually talented group of male singers.  Tickets $40.00. Reserve tickets at or call 917-426-5806.  Sponsored by the Young Adult Group.

Easter Candle Fire-1

Easter Vigil Service of Light Triduum 2012 Gallery.


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