July 4, 2021
14th Sunday
Ordinary Time
Cycle B
Year of St Joseph

Saint Charles Borromeo
Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Freedom is not free. That is the first thought that comes to my mind this weekend. We are free to celebrate the Eucharist together this July 4th because it cost our sisters and brothers in the military to defend our freedom. The costs for those serving our country are countless, even to the point of the ultimate sacrifice of death. We gather in gratitude for our military and we keep you in our heart and prayers. We thank you for your “cost’ and pray that God will always protect you and your family, uniting you in His love. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Many people in our parish are struggling with sickness and cancer. We continue to storm heaven for helaing. If you do not know, Esther Koetter is going to be having surgery for her pancreatic cancer at UCSF July 15th. Nick, Esther, Madilyn and Jaxson are so dear to us and we hold them in our hearts. We are going to have a parish-wide novena for Esther. Details will follow in next week’s eBulletin and mass announcements. “Come, Lord Jesus, and heal Esther. You are our healer and we pray Esther, Nick, Madilyn and Jaxson into your embrace. Give them all peace and let them know how much we love them. Amen.”

Last week I promised you a metaphor for one way we can build and unify our community in tenderness. Ed Langlois is a friend of mine who is the editor of The Catholic Sentinel for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. I now quote part of his story about how important coffee and doughnuts is to bring us together in community.

The thing about coffee and doughnuts at church is that they are more than drinks and snacks in any other setting. Those sipping and nibbling after mass have just partaken in the saving sacrifice of Jesus, which is beyond all and the sustainer of everything. In becoming one with the Lord in the deepest of ways, they are drawn to unity with one another. 
Note the divisions among Catholics have increased in the past year or more, about the same period we have gone without coffee and doughnuts. Just saying. The gatherings allowed us to meet and talk; conservatives and progressives surely appreciate one another better with a maple bar in hand.
Let’s not disparage the ardor of coffee and doughnuts. The path out of our current strife may be jelly-filled. (At this juncture, the Catholic Medical Association asks you not to overdo it.)
So grateful to journey with you!
+Fr. John

Parish Updates:

Dispensation to end July 1st

Unless you are currently "ill, have physical or emotional vulnerabilities which make Mass attendance difficult, or have fears about personal safety and social interaction" there will no longer be a general dispensation from your Sunday obligation. Click the link to see the Bishop's entire letter to the faithful.
Ladies' Walking Rosary

Inviting all ladies to join us for an invigorating walk, sharing, and the Rosary. We meet at the flag down at the USS Recruit Center on Saturday, June 26 starting at 9:00 am. Feel free to walk, run, stand up paddle (bring your own SUP or rent one near by), all are welcome. 
Pancake Breakfast

The Knights of Columbus will resume their tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast after Mass to benefit our Academy. Please stop in and enjoy a fresh, warm stack of pancakes after the 9:00 AM Mass Sunday, July 25th.
Men's Ministry:
Burger N Brew Nite
July 23rd. 6:30 PM
Over 50 men joined us for our first 'Men's Breakfast' last Saturday. We will follow that up with a Burger and Brew night this Friday, July 23rd. It will be held in FJ's backyard with a special guest speaker all geared to get us into community with one another. RSVP coming soon. Email Deacon Lane for more information.
Burgers N Brew 2
Our woman will be coming together for a second round of Burgers N Brew on Saturday, July 24th at 6:30 PM also in Father Johns backyard. We are currently working on Hodads completing a two night event for us. Stay tuned. Ladies - RSVP today by emailing Sherie Richards.

Pics from our Servants Dinner
Violin Serenade
Table Decorations
Food from The Venetian
Volunteers Needed. If you are interested in team teaching the Parish Faith Formation children Grades K - 6 and/or Children’s Liturgy (Sunday 9am mass).  Please call the Parish Office @ 619 225-8157 or email below. Thank you. 

Any parents wishing to have their child receive their First Holy Communion, Baptism or any other sacrament please contact the office. We'd be happy to assist you.

Young Adult
Borromeo Room
Our young adults continue to meet for scripture study, fellowship, and community on Thursday evenings.. If you are looking to meet and share with people your own age, please join us any Thursday evening night, we'd love to have you.

High School Ministry
(9-12 grades)

All incoming Freshman for the 21/22 year are welcomed to join the High School Ministry Summer events.

Beach Days and more!

Monday, June 28 - combined bonfire with St. Therese at Moonlight State Beach, Encinitas. The night starts at 6:00 pm
Contact Nicky if you need a ride.

The picture to the right were the winners of our recent Corn Hole Tournament.

Confirmation News: Confirmation registration will open Sunday, June 20 Please go to the youth ministry website to register and find out more information. This is for all incoming Freshman or those who have yet to be confirmed an
Daily Mass Intentions for this week
July 4 † John Savel
July 6 † Gil & Ella Westervelt
July 7 † Maggie Welch
July 8 † Richard Schleicher
July 9 † James Kaspar
Finance Council:
Timothy Lane (Chair), Deacon Lane Litke, Kimberly Tiernan,
Rebecca Murphy, Frank Veccione,


Weekly Giving

Plate: $2,166.00
Envelopes: $603.00
Online: $7,515.75
Total: $10,289.75

Register to give online HERE
Courtesy Announcement
AFTER-ABORTION HEALING RETREAT FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN (or Catholic-friendly) Hosted by Rachel’s Hope on July 16-18, 2021. Professionally led. Held at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego. Confidentiality maintained. Closing Mass included. Group Size limited. Cost $60; partial scholarships available. Limited housing available. “Not judged, not lectured, just healed”. For information/registration call Rosemary Benefield (858) 581-3022; text (858) 752-9378 or email rachels_hope@juno.com . Visit us on our website: www.RachelsHope.org