February 7, 2021
Fifth Sunday
Ordinary Time - Cycle B

Saint Charles Borromeo

Peace be with you, Beloved!
As I write this it is 5:50 am Friday, February 5th and you are loved! We are wrapping up Catholic Schools Week today with grateful thanksgiving for Mrs. Cota and all the teachers and staff at SCBA. We pray their hearts will continue to be strengthened in and for Christ. We conclude this special week with the heart of everything we do on this campus; the Mass. All our love, joy, power and meaning for existence comes from celebrating the Eucharist together. As usual, during our celebration today we will be honoring the gift and blessing of Grandparents. May God bless them in every way as they guide us to Jesus and heaven!

My homily for today is: ODE (Owning Directing Empowering) to Grandparents. You see, there is this plane called The Jesus Plane. The only way to get to heaven is on The Jesus Plane. Heaven is our goal, our hope, our reason for living. And we have to remember that just as Jesus owns, directs and empowers the plane so does he own, direct and empower our lives. We look to the owner of all that is, the creator of all things visible and invisible, to seek his direction and power for living that direction in our lives. All our good Grandparents want nothing but the best for us! With all their wisdom and grace, they invite us to jump on board The Jesus Plane! Their ODE to us, their greatest way of honoring us, is showing us what life is really about; that our true home is heaven and the way to get there is on The Jesus Plane. Our ODE (Owning Directing Empowering) to Grandparents is to honor their greatest honoring of us. Ever faithful to our freedom to choose, Jesus will not make us get on The Jesus Plane. But then, how would we ever get to heaven? I know everyone ever born wants to go! So I say in concert with you, “All aboard!”

Lent is right around the corner beginning Ash Wednesday, February 17th. I am excited that we will be doing SEARCH watch parties together! See the 3 Big Things!

Know that I am so grateful for your friendship and prayers! You have mine!

+Fr. John
75 Years and Counting

This year marks our 75th year as a parish community. We have begun to form an anniversary committee and this year will be marked with serval key celebrations. Saint Charles has been a beacon on a hill for many years and we look forward to many more years of service, joy, and blessings.

Interested in being on our committee? Please contact Sal DeMaria: EMAIL HERE
Parish Updates:
"The Search"
Watch Parties

Starting in Lent, we encourage the entire parish to join us in viewing the 7 episode series called "The Search". A critically acclaimed video series presented by The Augustine Institute. Go to '3 Big Things' on our website for more information or register your 'Watch Party" right now by clicking on the link.
Online Giving This Sunday
Tim Lane and other members of our Finance Council are making themselves available to assist parishioners to register for online giving this Sunday. From time to time we will have booths with protective screens set up and computers waiting to register you. Please stop by and let us show you how easy it is.
Be a part of our new Sacrament Prayer Partner ministry! This Sunday after mass, we will be matching up volunteer parishioners and children in our Academy / Parish who will be making their First Holy Communion. The main component of this ministry is PRAYER! Parishioners and children will lift each other up in prayer as our children journey towards this important sacrament. We all need prayer, and what better way to show our children the power of community prayer in action? Stop by the table after mass and sign up or email Esther Koetter.
Walking Rosary / Woman's Ministry.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Feb 20 for our Walking Rosary at Liberty Station. More details to follow.

Women’s Ministry ~ If you haven’t already done so, please reach out to join in with one of the Small Groups, which meet at various days & times and have various study topics. e-mail office@saintcharlespl.com for inquires.

Sign up for FORMED to access the all parish study, The Search. Go to 3 BIG THINGS on the Saint Charles home page.
From the Finance Council
St. Charles Parish and Academy:
Your Finance Council has been working hard even during these pandemic times. We've been meeting monthly via zoom to review Parish and Academy financials and other related items. We're planning for a hard copy financial report to be mailed to all parishioner's homes in March as part of our 2nd annual Blessed by the Best campaign. Thanks to the generosity of the Parish and Academy families, finances are strong. We have used this past year to build up reserves and continue to save for campus repairs and improvements. We are in the beginning stages of a long term maintenance plan, as requested by the Diocese. We are also in the planning sequence of our 75th Anniversary celebration. 

Thank you for your support and most importantly, your love! 
Blessed by the Best!
Tim Lane
Finance Council Chair
Young Adult Ministry
Our Lenten Retreat "Come Follow Me" is set for February 20th. If you are or know of anyone between the ages of 18-39 please encourage them to register. They will find a vibrant community that will assist in exploring faith and new friendships. Visit our webpage for more information on retreat and to register. Our pastoral associate Bob Schrimpf is our young adult coordinator.

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

Update: Youth Nights will remain on zoom for the next coming weeks following the usual schedule. LUNCH CLUB: No matter what school you attend (or don't attend) we are meeting weekly for lunch. Join us! Every Wednesday’s at 12:45. Contact Nicky for Zoom info (see links below).

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

We meet at the St. Agnes Teen Center. This is for middle schoolers grades 7th and 8th. Please go to our website to register your Jr Higher now. (see link below). Didn't register? No problem - come anyway!

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN: We are now enrolling students for the 2021-2022 school year. Space is filling up fast!

Gift Bag Options (pictures are on the sign up genius) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4FADAA2AA0FF2-scba4
  • OPTION 1 - 1 SCBA Fleece Blanket,1 Large SCBA Umbrella & 1 SCBA tote (2 available, picture bottom left corner) $20 each
  • OPTION 2 - 4 Black SCBA Warrior Cups (hard solo cups), 1 SCBA License Plate Cover & 1 SCBA Tote (29 available, picture large top left corner) $10 each
  • OPTION 3 - 1 20oz Tumbler, 1 SCBA license plate cover & 1 SCBA Tote (15 available- colors may vary, picture bottom middle) $10 each
  • OPTION 4 - 1 SCBA stainless steel water bottle & 1 SCBA drawstring backpack (3 available, picture top right corner) $10 each
  • OPTION 5 - 1 SCBA journal with attached pen & 1 SCBA drawstring backpack (2 available, picture right side middle) $10 each
  • OPTION 6 - 1 XL red short sleeve SCBA polo, 1 XL grey SCBA long sleeve half zip shirt, 1 Adult SCBA beanie hat red & 1 SCBA drawstring backpack (1 available, picture bottom right corner) $20
  • OPTION 7 - 1 black SCBA large umbrella (1 available) $10

SCBA Fundraising Fiesta AUCTION - MAY 7th
The auction theme is once again "Fundraising Fiesta" and will be held at SCBA if in person and virtual depending on what local precautions are. We are looking for donations and sponsorships right now. If anyone has any items/services/sponsorships to donate, please email Karen Przybylski at fundscba@gmail.com.

Thank you for everything you do to support and bless the Academy. Our students are thriving and we are so grateful to our larger Parish family.

Patrick Tiernan
Knights of Columbus PLC-3947 Treasurer/SCBA PTG President
(619) 384-7019
A Picture is Worth.... This is circa 1950's when Mass was held in the parish hall prior to the church being built. #StCharles75th
From the office...
For those looking for Covid vaccine information we'd like to pass this link along for you to use:
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability | VaccinateCA
Vaccine California: LINK

-SCBP office Staff 
Mass Intentions, and Giving and more..
Faith Formation First Reconciliation Date: Saturday, March 6 @ 10:00am.
Daily Mass Intentions for this week
February 7 Missa Pro Populo
February 9 Mary Helen Johnson
February 10 † Maggie Welch
February 11 Tams Magaro
February 12 Jennifer Segals
Finance Council:
Timothy Lane (Chair), Deacon Lane Litke, Kimberly Tiernan,
Rebecca Murphy, Frank Veccione,
Weekly Giving

Plate: $1471.75
Online: $5,129.50
Envelopes: $511.00
Total: $7,112.25

Register to give online HERE