May 23, 2021
Pentecost Sunday
Ordinary Time - Cycle B
Year of St Joseph

Saint Charles Borromeo
Speaking of Birthdays!

Happy Birthday Church! That’s right, it’s our Birthday! Pentecost Fire, Power and Love is the birthday of the church! And what is the soul of the church? The Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit completes the work of God in the Body of Christ, i.e. you and me. In a million and one ways,The Holy Spirit brings us into the fullness of life (see John 10:10), truth, goodness and beauty. Anytime and anyway you come into the presence of Jesus and are further changed into Him, that is the Holy Spirit! Pray about how you see The Holy Spirit in your life and share that with others!
Dear friends, since the Holy Spirit is the soul of our church, we need to make it the PRIORITY of our lives just like Our Mother Mary did. Remember, we are not looking for a one-time encounter or a dating relationship, but we are looking to marry The Holy Spirit. Here’s the greatest news: All Day, Every Day! The Holy Spirit is seeking entrance into our hearts all the day long, every day.
I just finished my Rosary run. As I was near the rectory, my eyes were drawn to a leaf. It was in the shape of a heart. I went to pick it up and it flew closer to the church. The Holy Spirit then spoke to me, “That heart shaped leaf represents love and I am leading you into total love in the church!” Awesome! 

All Day, Every Day!

I love you,

+ Fr John Amsberry 
Parish Updates:
This Sunday Father John requests everyone to wear RED in celebration of Pentecost! Let the fire of the Holy Spirit burn bright in our celebration.

You Are Loved!
Women's Ministry
Prayer and Paint Event
The SCB Women's Ministry invites all ladies, 15 yrs. old and up, to the Prayer and Paint event Sunday, May 23rd after mass - 10:30am -12:30pm.
Join us for fellowship, prayer and fun with guided meditations by Joan Captain. NO experience or artistic inclination needed. Registration is $20.00 for supplies, lunch and one beverage. Scholarships available.
For info - stop by the sign up table before or after mass this Sunday or Click the 'Register Now' button to email Gaby Litke.
Peter's Pence
A special collection will be taken up on June 27th. Pope Francis calls each of us to witness to charity and to show God's mercy to one another. He encourages us to "open our eyes and see the misery of the world, the wounds of our brothers and sisters who are denied their dignity, and let us recognize that we are compelled to heed their cry for help!" (Misericordiae Vultus [MV], no. 15). The Peter's Pence Collection unites us in solidarity to the Holy See and its works of charity to those in need. Your generosity allows the Pope to respond to our suffering brothers and sisters.
Men's Ministry

Calling all men! Kick off breakfast. Saturday, June 12th from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM. Please save the date. Special guest speaker Doug Ament, fellowship and food from Sombrero's Mexican Restaurant. Please email Deacon Lane to RSVP or for more information. Feel free to invite a friend! Cost: $10.00
You have a number
In an effort to better serve the parish, as well as keep better track of donations every parishioner who has registered has been assigned an 'envelope number'. Think of it as your personal ID that our software needs to keep everything organized and easily accessible. Questions? Please contact Elisa Hernandez at the office.

75th Anniversary Update

The committees have been hard at work planning three wonderful opportunities to celebrate our Parish 75th Anniversary! 

  • Academy and Parish Homecoming-October 9th, 2021 3:00 PM -6:00 PM Incredible Mexican Food/Beverages and many more surprises to be announced!
  • Feast of St. Charles Borromeo – November 7th, 2021 9:00 AM Mass followed by a light hosted brunch from the Parish! Breakfast Burritos, Fruit, Ellenos Yogurt and of course, Donuts, coffee and juice!
  • The 75th Anniversary Gala-December 3rd, 2021 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Join fellow parishinors and members of the SCBP community by having an early Holiday evening celebrating our 75th Annivesrary!

Cocktail Party, Dinner, Dancing and sharing the love of this wonderful community!

More details to follow on all of the events, and we can always use “day of” volunteers….. Blessed by the Best, Sal, Tim, Sandy and Stephanie (and many more volunteers that are loved)!
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. Email us HERE

Young Adult
Borromeo Room
Our young adults continue to meet for scripture study, fellowship, and community on Thursday evenings. We plan on meeting through the summer as our numbers swell from students returning from college and COVID restrictions ease. Please come check us out!

High School Ministry
(9-12 grades)
Next week High School and Middle School will both have their final Youth Night of the year before beginning summer events

The theme for next weeks high school Youth Night is Zoom! Wear business/professional attire on top and something cozy or casual on bottom (i.e. shirt and tie with basketball shorts)
*meeting is not on Zoom; still in-person meeting

Nicky will be attending the Lifeteen Youth Ministers Convention in Arizona during the first week of June.

Monday, June 14 is our summer kickoff bonfire for current and incoming high school students. Ocean Beach at 5;00 PM.
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.

Below: Last week's High School Meeting - "Denimsmas" where the teens dressed up in Denim among other things during the meeting.
I pray that this Weekly Update finds you well...As we make our way toward the end of the year, each day is full of energy and excitement. Students are busy preparing for Mary's Day and 8th Grade Graduation...and teachers and staff are planning fun activities for the last week of school. On the heels of a remarkable year of learning at SCBA, we have some exciting changes in store for next year.

Last week, Mrs. Britni Coito accepted our offer to join SCBA’s administration. Mrs. Coito previously worked at SCBA in the Preschool as an Instructional Aide from 2010-2012 and as 2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher from 2012-2015. For the past four years, she has taught at St. Vincent de Paul School in Grades 6-8, and for the past year, she has acted as their Vice Principal in Curriculum and Instruction. She is excited to return home to our special community. We are still determining final responsibilities, but Mrs. Coito will be our part-time Vice Principal supporting teachers and staff in Curriculum and Instruction and providing student support through the Student Care Team. Mrs. Coito's hiring adds an additional full time staff member to our SCBA family and is the direct result of our successful fundraising this year.

… & Farewells
While we are always sad when someone leaves our SCBA family, we believe God has a plan in each of our lives and we are grateful for the time we have had together.

Early this week, Mrs. Davalos, our beloved 8th grade teacher and part-time Vice Principal, shared with me that she has accepted a full-time position as a Vice-Principal at The School of the Madeleine. Mrs. Davalos has been a wonderful servant, teacher, colleague, and friend to many in this community over the years, and we wish her all of the best as she moves forward in her professional career. God is obviously working and I’m excited to see HIS plan unfold. Please join me in praying for Mrs. Davalos as she makes this transition and reach out to her with gratitude and appreciation for all that she has done for our SCBA family.

As you may know, Mrs. Whitney Sanford will be leaving us as our 4th grade teacher. Mrs. Sanford has been such a lovely addition to our St. Charles community - first, as a substitute teacher and this year as our fulltime 4th grade teacher. I have been moved by her faithfulness and example throughout the year and by her dedication and care for her students. While we would love to have Mrs. Sanford stay forever, family always comes first, and Mrs. Sanford and her family have plans to move out of the state in the near future. We look forward to having her on campus in the Fall as a substitute prior to their move. Mrs. Sanford, you will be dearly missed.

Other staff news
Miss Victoria Smith (currently teaching 2nd grade) will be our 4th grade teacher next year! Miss Smith looks forward to teaching new curriculum with students near and dear to her heart. We are so excited to see all of the fun plans that Miss Smith has for the 4th Grade class in 2021-2022!

Miss Charlotte Benedict, the long term substitute for Mrs. Felty, has accepted a position as SCBA's 5th Grade teacher for next year. Miss Benedict's energy, enthusiasm, and supportive nature are qualities that make her a perfect fit for this position. Miss Benedict graduated from Marymount University with a degree in Special Education grades K-12 with a concentration in Language Arts and the Humanities. She attended Catholic schools from kindergarten all the way through college. We are blessed to welcome her into our SCBA community.

Next steps...
We are currently interviewing candidates for 2nd grade and 8th grade. I am so excited about the candidates I have already met and I am praying for God’s guidance for SCBA. I have no doubt that next year will be successful and full of faith. I will share updates with you as soon as possible. Please keep our beloved Academy in your prayers as we move forward. I know that God has great things planned for our SCBA Family.

Praying for you and your families today and always! You are loved!

Mrs. Cota

Important Dates
5/27 Mary's Day/Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
5/28 - 5/31 Memorial Day Weekend
6/2 8th Grade Dinner and Awards Ceremony
6/3 8th Grade Commencement/Last Day TK and K/Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
6/4 Last Day of School/Dismissal at 12:15 p.m
**School resumes Wednesday, August 18, 2021!**

Daily Mass Intentions for this week
May 23 † John Savel
May 25 † Mary Louise McGhee
May 26 Joanne Carr
May 27 † James Boone
May 28 † Maggie Welch
Finance Council:
Timothy Lane (Chair), Deacon Lane Litke, Kimberly Tiernan,
Rebecca Murphy, Frank Veccione,


Weekly Giving

Plate: $2,566.11
Envelopes: $798.00
Online: $7,535.75
Total: $10,899.86

Register to give online HERE