Congratulations to Newly Baptized! We welcome Natalie Rodriguez and Iris Valentina Rodriquez, daughters of Maria Ayaia and Jose Rodriguez. We also welcome Carlos Duran Cervantes and Raymond Padilla Cervantes, sons of Sandra Cervantes and Juan Carlos Duran. And we welcome Alessandro Poot Lavadores, son of Nanci Lavadores and Zuriel Poot. See the pictures below!
In August of 2015 St. Charles partnered with Living Cully with the Goal of stopping the gentrification of the Cully neighborhood. We decided that our efforts would have the greatest impact if we focused on preserving the neighborhood mobile home parks.
12 months later, through the efforts of parishioners at St. Charles, and many many others, St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County was able to buy the Oak Leaf! 30 homes in Cully were successfully preserved as permanently low-income housing. St. Charles and Living Cully then turned their attention toward the Arbor, a mobile home park on Killingsworth and 64th with nearly 130 homes, including many that belonged to St. Charles parishioners.
On Sunday, Sept 9, the whole community of St. Charles gathered for our annual Parish BBQ -- a time for good food, great company, fun and games for all ages, and the start of a new program year. This year's BBQ also included a "Ministries Fair" where leaders of all the different parish ministries shared information about their work. Enjoy the pictures below.
Many, many thanks to all those who worked so hard to make the BBQ and Ministries Fair a success: Judy Ludwigsen, Kent Ludwigsen, Logan Gibbons, Lindy Gibbons, Vicki Valerde, Gloria Luna, Emma Juarez, Thomas Smith, John Winchester, Truls Neal, Charlie Brucker, Fernando Madrid, Rio Madrid-Hommes, Felix Madrid-Hommes, Gabe Triplett, Javier Madrid, Sr Phyllis Jaszkowiak, Jane Evans Johnson, and all those who brought cakes and other goodies.
A special thank you to Carolina Iraheta and Alan Hipolito of Verde for sharing about the Solar Energy Project. And much thanks to Beaumont Market for donating the burgers and hot dogs.