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St Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church

West Harlem / Hamilton Heights / Sugar Hill

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St Charles Borromeo

Father Gregory Chisholm, S.J, was appointed pastor of St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem earlier this year. He previously served as a pastor in Oakland, Calif., for five years and was a parish administrator in Los Angeles for six years before that. He was a professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, 1994-1998. He was ordained for the Society of Jesus in 1993.

His interests include theologies of liberation and the history of black Catholics. After his ordination in 1993, Fr. Chisholm was an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy. He specialized in Engineering Vibration and Dynamics and did consulting work with General Motors Corporation. From April of 1998 until June of 2005, Fr. Chisholm was in full time parish ministry in Los Angeles, CA, at Holy Name of Jesus Church, a strong and diverse Roman Catholic community.

Feastday: November 4
Patron of learning and the arts.

1538-1584

Charles was the son of Count Gilbert Borromeo and Margaret Medici, sister of Pope Pius IV. He was born at the family castle of Arona on Lake Maggiore, Italy on October 2. He received the clerical tonsure when he was twelve and was sent to the Benedictine abbey of SS. Gratian and Felinus at Arona for his education.

Our Mission:

The Church of St. Charles Borromeo is a Roman Catholic community of faith who serves the people of Harlem, New York.

Since its establishment in 1888, St. Charles has been dedicated to the spiritual growth of the people in the parish and throughout the community. Through church, parish school and their various ministries, the Church of St. Charles supports the community by word, deed and example.

The mission of St. Charles is to share with its brothers and sisters the light of our Savior, Jesus Christ, through worship, prayer, education, leadership and social outreach.

Photo: Church of St. Charles Borromeo
Jazz pianist Bud Powell's funeral procession, August,1966

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