September 26, 2021

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Cycle B
Year of St Joseph

Saint Charles Borromeo
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Friends, 

I am at our San Diego Priest Convocation as I write this lines from Lawrence Welk Resort in Escondido. I am always humbled when I get around the guys because I see my fellow priests who have given their lives so radically for the Eucharist and you! I watch priests who have been serving 50-60+ years and are having a difficult time walking, hearing, and seeing. Some, and not only the elderly, have Parkinson’s and MS but they are here giving shining witness to Christ. I am inspired and reminded that both you and I are called to 1. Glorify God in all things and 2. Work for the good and salvation of others.

I have missed being able to experience the brotherhood of priests as it has been two years since we have gathered together as one. So many great men and stories! And priesthood is such a unique way of life it is good to connect with others who “get” you.

Trivia time. What percentage of parishes in the USA do not have a pastor? 20%! Now, I know a lot of the priest-less parishes are in the Midwest but things are getting tighter here in San Diego. We have many priests who are getting close to retirement and only 14 men in the college and theology pipeline preparing for priesthood. Pray!

For the next 4-6 weeks beginning this Sunday we are going to pray about how we can come into a more meaningful, loving and joyful relationship with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. The homilies will focus on Jesus in the Holy Mass and Holy Eucharist. I hope this will lead us to knowing the Real Presence of Jesus as we celebrate the liturgy together in our community. May our study, prayer and contemplation lead us to HIM who has given his life for us all.

Jesus could not love you more than He loves you in the Eucharist,
+Fr. John
Announcing for the entire Parish!
Father's Back Yard Concert
Special Christian guest artist Kevin Toqe from the Bay Area will be performing a concert in the intimate setting of Fr John's backyard. Tickets are limited and children (18 and under) are free! All proceeds will go to assist our youth ministries. Tickets are $20.00. Sign up today!
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New Ministry Launched i2We
Are you or a loved one experiencing mental health challenges? We are here for all people seeking a compassionate ear, prayer companionship and information about additional resources. Contact the confidential ‘i2WE’ email to receive a call back from one of the ministry leaders. Click the "Visit Our Site" button to get more information regarding i2WE.
Last Chance!

Father John invites all the men of our Parish to join the team at Whispering Winds Camp in Julian for a weekend that will be like non other. The theme of "No Average Joe" will allow us to take a closer look at St Joseph's life (who was no average Joe to be sure!). Space is limited - 20 spots left. Please sign up today! Scholarships are available.
Church Ministries
Calling SERVANTS!

Do you have a heart for children? Do you love the Church and desire others to know about this amazing jewel? Than this is for you! Our parish children will soon begin their faith formation journey and they need teachers! All ages are welcome to serve. We are happy to train you and assist you if you have never done this before. Teaching skills are a plus, but a willing heart is a must!

Sign up to help or email us with any questions. UR Loved!

Attention Young Adults
We are up and running. There will be no meeting this coming week (September 23rd) Our next meeting will be on September 30th at 6:30pm in the Borromeo Room. All are welcomed (ages 18-39). The night is social followed by a Bible Study and sharing. All are welcomed.












High School: 
We are going to the Haunted Hotel Tuesday, October 19; RSVP with Nicky now, limited spots available; will take place of usual Monday Youth Night (NO meeting on Monday, October 18).

Registration for our Fall Retreat which will be held November 12-14 opens October 1; We are looking forward to an amazing weekend of Friends, Faith, and Fellowship. Go to our website to register and find out more (see button below).

MIDDLE SCHOOL: SCBA lunch club to start back up Wednesday, October 6. Come enjoy pizza, games, and faith! We meet by the tables at the entrance of the Hall.
MASS INTENTIONS, GIVING, AND MORE...
Daily Mass Intentions for this week
Sept 26
8:00 am † Paul Fridley
10:00 am † Cristy Pabilonia

Sept 28 † Magie Welch
Sept 29 † Angie Poppy
Sept 30 † Niel Nielsen
Oct 01 † Angie Poppy
Finance Council:
Timothy Lane (Chair), Deacon Lane Litke, Kimberly Tiernan,
Rebecca Murphy, Frank Veccione,
SNAP SHOT OF
ONLINE GIVING

Weekly Giving
Online: $6,945.00
Plate: $2,669.00
Envelopes: $1,221.00
Total: $10,853.00

Register to give online HERE
Grateful Giving Update

We are incredibly excited that we have raised over $40,000 so far (including the $10,000 matching funds gift made on our August 29 Day of Giving)! We are so grateful to our parish family for your support and prayers. God is working on our campus and our students are filled with HIS JOY. Your support ensures our students experience the love of Christ in a loving and faith-based environment every day!  We are blessed by you and together, we can make a difference! We are in the final stretch of this exciting campaign. To give today, please use this link – Grateful Giving – Better Together!

After last Friday’s  8th grade Pin Mass
Parishioner Profiles:
Hi, I’m Janice Arriola
(3rd from left)

I have lived in Point Loma since March 1999. I was confirmed in April 2019 and after the loss of my son and my husband, I began attending daily mass. This has been a great source of comfort for me. God is our highest love. Meeting once a week with my women’s ministry group, Mother Cabrini, has provided fellowship in our Catholic faith, laughter and sisterhood. I am very grateful for Father John and the loving community at St. Charles Borromeo. 
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