April 11 2021
2nd Sunday of Easter
Ordinary Time - Cycle B
Year of St Joseph

Saint Charles Borromeo
Happy Easter (Liturgically, we celebrate Easter until Pentecost)! Jesus is RISEN and we are alive in Him evermore!
“We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song”
 Just a couple bullet points from Easter Sunday.

*Bolting. Instead of bolting away from church as soon as mass is over, let us BOLT to each other. By bolting to God and each other we are going to be counter-cultural and form Christian community. Community in Christ is the heart of all I want to see here at St. Charles Borromeo.

*JOY- Talk about a joyful Easter Mass. Palpable! Many people, both old and young, told me that was the most joyful mass they had ever been to. We are choosing JOY = Jesus Over You. Jesus over money, things, “my Sunday Morning”, my day and my way, every thought and action, ego, impatience, stress, unforgiveness, greed, selfishness, The Padres, bolting, etc.

*Reveille- Wake up! What does Jesus want you to wake up to? How will you wake up to what Jesus wants you to wake up to?

*Guarantee- I guaranteed to everyone that you can have the best life if you give your heart to Christ and each other in this community. I have seen this happen over and over again in my 3 2/3 years here and I am convinced of this truth. So, how much of your heart have you given here? Who knows you at St. Charles and who is walking with you in Christ? May it happen more and more deeply!

Peace be with you my friend!

+Fr. John

Blessed By the Best Program

We are blessed by having so many generous parishioners! While Father's goal was 100% participation (everyone commit to the mission of the church by committing to donate a set amount - no matter what amount) we fell short, but not by much! It is not too late to click on the 'eCommitment Card' link below and pledge your support to our parish. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for us as we begin to open up as we emerge from the pandemic.
75th Committee News
The 75th Anniversary Committee is hard at work with the initial planning process and pulling things together! So far, these are the planned events. (Covid permitting). 
October 9th: Academy Homecoming and Celebration Mass to be followed by a Catered BBQ Dinner.
Nov. 7th : Feast of St Charles Borromeo Mass and Outdoor Brunch
Dec. 3rd*: Anniversary Gala and Auction to be held at the Sheraton Hotel Harbor Island
We are looking for Academy families and Alumni as well as Parishinors to assist us with all three events. Please contact Sal DeMaria,  Stephanie Starks , or  Sandy Worcester by clicking on their name.
* Corrected date
Parish Updates:
Reminder: You have a number!
In an effort to better serve you and the parish more efficiently we have been hard at work assigning each registered parishioner an 'envelope number'. Think of this as your personal parish ID number. It will better allow us to track all of your donations, find you in our files, and send out reports.
If you would like to find out your assigned number please contact Elisa at the front office or email her HERE
Welcome New Parishioners
Julie, Remy, and Gianna Licari; Lauren O'Brien; Chris, Sheehan; Leida Kanno; John Zajac; Nicholas, Michelle, Liam, and Keir Bulkowski; Susan, Madeleine, Art, and Lilly Moore; Daniela, John, Joseph, and Vincent Reali; Cherie, John, and Samantha All; Stacy, Jason, Sophia, and Chloe Mendes; Dennis, Melissa, Eloise, and Alicia Bermeo; Kimberly, Greg, and Quinn Reynolds; Bianca Cancino, Ramon, Leonardo, Paola, Ramon, and Jorge De La Puerta; Monica Kerolos, Leah, Joseph, and Jemma Ghio; Elisa Hernandez; Peter Dolan; Loraine Jackson; Jennifer Owen; Erica, Matthew, and Olivia Gosling.
Earth Week Mass
Saturday, April 17th at 2:00 PM

You are invited to join us in this virtual celebration of the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Bishop Robert McElroy has graciously accepted to preside and share his reflections on the importance of protecting our common home. 
Register: HERE
Information: Father Emmet Farrell EMAIL
The Gathering Youth Ministry
Mother's Day Flower Sale
Order NOW before you miss the deadline

Everyone has a mom! Make sure she is appreciated with a bouquet of either our beautiful and fresh Daisies or Roses, whichever you choose. The flowers will be available for pick up after Mass on May 9th or we can deliver if you live locally (Pt Loma/OB). Click on the link below to pre-order your flowers today! Presale only.
Men's Ministry
We have completed our Lenten journey! We will now be on a short break until April 17th. When we do return we'll finish up the last episode of 'The Search' before we pivot into a new session for Easter. Also, we are discussing the possibility of meeting in person and what that would look like. Stay tuned.
Faith Formation continues to meet Sunday, at 8am. The class dates are: April 18, 25, and March 2. There will be NO meeting April 4th because of Easter.

First Holy Communion will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 8th. We will have 33 students from the Parish and Academy that will be receiving the sacrament. Please come celebrate this joyous event with some of our smallest servants of Jesus.
Young Adult
Our next meeting is April 8th in the Borromeo Room. Please feel free to join us if you age 18-39. Friends are always welcomed and encouraged to join.

Upcoming Retreat: May 14-16

Once a month we have social nights. Our next one will be April 16th. More info on our website or email Bob.

High School Ministry (9-12 gr)
Jr High Ministry (7 & 8 gr)
Confirmation (High School)
High School Gathering Youth Ministry
Every Monday Night from 7:00-8:30
St Charles Parish Hall

High school will be having an Earth Day celebration Monday, 4/19

We are looking for volunteers Saturday, May 8 from 10-2 to help with our Mother’s Day fundraiser. Tasks include cutting and arranging flowers. Drivers for delivery wanted also.

Confirmation is set for May 2nd at 9:00 AM Mass

Jr High Youth Night every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. 
7:00-8:30PM at St Agnes Parish - Youth Hall

Special for SCBA students! There will be a lunch club meeting every Wednesday. Alternating weeks with 7th & 8th grade groups. We are off for next week due to vacation. When we return it will be 8th graders.

Dear St Charles Parishioners,

The academy’s Fundraising Fiesta Auction is Friday, May 7th @ 6pm.  Here is a look at the event and a sneak preview of some of the great items you can bid on.  THIS EVENT WILL BE OPEN TO PARISHIONERS AS WELL AS PARENTS OF SCBA.

The event will be virtual, with both live and silent auction portions – with bidding via cell phone or tablet.  We’re disappointed that we won’t be together in person, but it is going to be a top-notch event, complete with an auctioneer working the virtual crowd. Get excited…


·       WATCH PARTY: Start planning your auction watch party with your pod/friends now.
·       FOOD & DRINKS: We have arranged take-out food and drink boxes for each ticket holder. (Student parents with paid PTG dues include food and drinks for two, for parishioners who wish to participate expect a cost and a signup on next weeks eBulletin) These boxes will be available for pickup before the auction - between 3 and 5 pm at St Charles on May 7th.
·       VIRTUAL LIVE AUCTION: Tune in to the auction at 6 pm on May 7th.
·       AFTER PARTY: We are organizing an outdoor after party at a venue that will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to SCBA. Get your babysitter lined up!
·       SILENT AUCTION: The silent auction will open at noon on May 1st and will close at 8pm on May 7th.  The live portion of the auction will take place between 6 and 7 pm on May 7th.  
Tickets/RSVP/Instructions on how the bidding process is going to work will come out early next week. 
A big thank you to all of our generous donors! We are still accepting items for auction until April 12. If you have an item to donate, please email me or drop it in the Academy office. Our goal for the event is to raise $50,000 – this will be how we measure success! Below are a few of our auction items…
God Bless St. Charles Borromeo Academy, and Parish
Patrick Tiernan
PTG President

Sail around the San Diego Bay for 2 hours with your friends with St. Charles Parishioner, Mr. Joe Craver, and his 45’ yacht “sweet”!! This fantastic experience includes wine, beer, water and snacks for 14 people. The yacht is located at San Diego Yacht Club. 

Go from sea to slope in no time and enjoy a 2-night stay at the Reis Family Cabin in Big Bear Lake, CA! This 2-bedroom 2 bath log cabin sleeps up to 10 and is located just within 1 mile from Snow Summit, Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts or Big Bear Lake! 

The Reynold’s family home in Las Gaviotas, about an hour drive from San Diego, between Rosarito and Ensenada.

Pool & Pizza Party for up to 10 kids (unlimited adults) hosted by Deacon Lane and Gaby Litke at their lovely home in Bonita. Includes: pizza, 4 hours of party time and a dedicated adult on pool watch.
You supply the kitchen and Joey will bring all the ingredients and cook! 4 course dinner for 8 people. Menu to be decided by winning bidder in consultation with Joey. Expires November 1, 2021. 
One Night Hotel Stay ($200 value) plus dinner for Two at any Viejas Venue. 

G3 KIDS Liberty Station: 
  • G3 Kids water bottle & frisbee
  • ONE week Summer Camp
  • ONE drop n shop Camp
  • ONE MONTH of FREE classes 

Mass Intentions, and Giving and more..
Daily Mass Intentions for this week
April 11 † Dorothy Searcy
April 13Charlotte Nielsen
April 14 † Eufemia Encarnacion
April 15 † Maggie Welch
April 16 † Doris Boone
Finance Council:
Timothy Lane (Chair), Deacon Lane Litke, Kimberly Tiernan,
Rebecca Murphy, Frank Veccione,
Weekly Giving

Plate: $9,573.50
Envelopes: $2,955.00
Good Friday: $1073.55
Online: $7,954.50
Total: $21,556.05

Register to give online HERE
Courtesy Announcement:
Special Mass to be held at St Charles Borromeo celebrated by Bishop Bejarano. Parishioners welcomed to attend.
A picture is worth...
A big thank you to our newly formed Liturgical and Environment Ministry.