April 25 2021
4th Sunday of Easter
Ordinary Time - Cycle B
Year of St Joseph

Saint Charles Borromeo
The Good Shepherd

One day I heard my eldest son sharing during a high school retreat he was attending.  He spoke about a time when his little sister went missing during one of his little league games years ago.  She was 6 years old and and he was 10 when she had wandered off during all the commotion of the day.  Once we discovered she was missing, we began searching for her.  He did not know at the time, but panic began setting in my heart as we scoured the park with no luck.  She was gone.  After what seemed like an eternity she popped up from a nearby canyon where she had been playing with another friend.  
My son continued describing how he saw me cry as I sprinted to scoop her into my arms.  Witnessing my love and emotions for my daughter he realized for the first just how much I actually loved all of them.  It often takes an intimate encounter before we know how loved we are.  Providing shelter, food, and schooling were forms of my love for the kids.  Playing catch in the yard and swimming at the beach was another form of my love.  Tucking them in and praying at night before bed was still more examples of my love.  But it wasn’t until he experienced his father's love, in my tears and hugs, did he know how real it was for him.
Jesus is the good shepherd who lays down his life for us.  Sure, He is around us all day long as we go about our activities.  He’s there when we wake with a sunrise and again at night tucking us in with a cool breeze.  He delights in our joys and is in the midst of our family.  He blesses us with friends and showers us with many good gifts.  However, it is only when we encounter his love poured out on the cross do we know how real it is for us.
You are Loved.
Reflection by Bob Schrimpf
Parishioners! You are invited to be apart of the Academy Fundraiser!
Parish Updates:
Women's Ministry
Prayer and Paint Event
Sunday, May 23 10:30 AM

We are kicking off the year by hosting a "Prayer and Paint" afternoon with Joanie Captain, parishioner and artist. We will meet following the 9:00 AM Mass. The meeting is outdoors and Covid guidelines will be followed. Register now (see link below) or in person at our table after Mass. More information to follow regarding cost for supplies. We are looking forward to this special event and to spend time with you! 
If you are New this is for YOU!

All new parishioners are invited to attend a welcoming meeting after the 9:-00 AM Mass on Sunday, April 25th. Meet with Father John, hear from our welcoming committee, enjoy refreshments, and more! The meeting will last around an hour and be held in the courtyard outside the main Church.
If you have any questions please contact our Welcoming Committee chairperson below. UR Loved!

Email Kimberly Tiernan HERE
Walking Rosary

Join us this Saturday, April 24, at 9:00am at the USS Recruit at Liberty Station, adjacent to Harbor Drive. Please note that the time has changed.  Meet Our numbers continue to grow and invite you to join in on this special time of prayer and friendship. 
UR Loved!
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

Men of Saint Charles! We are revamping our ministry. Stay tuned for further announcements. We are working on a couple of events to get us primed for our new format. A men's breakfast with a special guest speaker will be announced soon. For now we will not be meeting via zoom. Check back next week for more information.
The Parish children continue to meet every Sunday in preparation for First Holy Communion which will be Saturday, May 8 at 10:00 AM. Please join us in celebrating this beautiful sacrament with children from both the Academy and the Parish. 
Young Adult
Our next meeting is April 22nd in the Borromeo Room. Please feel free to join us if you age 18-39. Friends are always welcomed and encouraged to join.

Social Night: April 24 - Bowling!
Upcoming Retreat: May 14-16

For more info on our website or email Bob.

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

We celebrated Earth Day at HS Youth Night. We talked about how being in awe of God’s creation while also spending time in it and caring for it can be an act of prayer. 

Confirmation is 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.

Dear St Charles Parishioners,

The Academy’s Virtual Fundraising Fiesta and Auction is Friday, May 7th at 6:00 PM.  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..
Michael Spangler's Military Service will be at Miramar National Cemetery on May 10th at 10:00 AM. Check his Facebook page for possible streaming options to view.
Daily Mass Intentions for this week
April 25 † Dorothy Searcy
April 27John Savel
April 28 Sophia Magaro
April 29 † Maggie Welch
April 30 † Niel Boone
Finance Council:
Timothy Lane (Chair), Deacon Lane Litke, Kimberly Tiernan,
Rebecca Murphy, Frank Veccione,
Weekly Giving

Plate: $4,516.50
Envelopes: $1,392.00
Online: $6,133.27
Total: $12,041.77

Register to give online HERE