September 05, 2021

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Cycle B
Year of St Joseph

Saint Charles Borromeo
He was the first celebrity I ever knew.  Fr John Bertolucci traveled the world as an evangelist.  He also had a TV show that was extremely popular in the day and now a professor at my university.  We had never met, but one night he called me out in the cafeteria.  He had a booming voice and it rang out through the dinning hall “Bobby Schrimpf!” (not sure why he called me Bobby, but I never corrected him).   I spun around and there he stood staring right at me. We had a quick conversation and he mentioned that he wanted to be my spiritual advisor. I was dumb struck.  I had grown up listening to him preach and it was usually in front of packed arenas and stadiums.   And this mythical giant of a man had singled me out and I was could hardly get the answer out, I was so anxious to accept!
Through the years I was able to travel with Fr John to many of his TV show tapings, speaking engagements, and even vacation with his family in the Catskills.  At first I knew him as a famous evangelist and I was more than willing to accept the star treatment I got everywhere we would go.  But soon I began to understand the true man and why we were meeting.  He served me, guided me, and always showed such great wisdom and compassion.  Eventually I would learn that there was more to the man than his fame.  He served me, offered me forgiveness (through confession), prayed for healing, and ultimately taught me something far greater. He taught me about true relationships. He loved me as a son he couldn't have. 
Jesus was a more than a rock star to the poor, hopeless, and oppressed people.  He was a mega-star like never before seen or experienced. They wanted to make him a king!  He healed, preached, and took on the authorities like no one they had ever known or heard of before or since. However, Jesus was about to put a stop to the entire show.  In Sunday's Gospel He commands them not to tell anyone of the healings he worked (which we see was an impossible request).  But why this command?  Because Jesus wants them (and us) to look deeper at the meaning of his arrival.  Don't just follow him because you can 'get' something from him. He wants a relationship. He wants us to know His forgiveness, His healing, but ultimately He wants to have a relationship with us that goes much deeper than a surface healing. We are family, his sons and daughters.

Reflection by Bob Schrimpf
Announcing for the entire Parish!
Do you have difficulty hearing the homily or other parts of the Liturgy? Saint Charles offers 'Audio Fetch' for your smart phone. Simply download the app, connect to our WIFI: URloved / Password: windowroom, and you will hear everything clearly through your ear buds. It's simple. Ask us for help anytime if you are having issues with the app.
Pancake Breakfast and Membership Drive
September 12th
Our knights will hold it's monthly pancake breakfast to benefit the academy on September 12 after both the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses. Please stop by the hall - last month Bill Moore reported it was one the most successful breakfasts in a long time. He promises to work 4 times as fast for this upcoming one!
From Deacon Lane
Do you have a son or a daughter who is interested in serving at the altar? To qualify, they only need to have received first communion and have a willingness to serve.
If so, terrific, please contact Deacon Lane to get them scheduled for one of our upcoming training events
Rosary Prayer
Did you know we have an amazing group of prayer warriors who kept up a daily Rosary through out the pandemic?! Prayers going to work in our midst. If you'd like to be apart of this powerful ministry please contact Bill Klopfer below.
Men's Retreat "No Average Joe"

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

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
Our first meeting of the year and BIG Kick Off will be September 16th at 5:30pm in the Borromeo Room. We will have food and child care available. All are welcomed (ages 18-39). Lots of great stuff being planned for the year. Come find out how to get involved.
The Gathering Youth Ministry
Middle School: Our first Jr Gathering Night of the year is Tuesday, September 28. It is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. Parents, please register your child online HERE or email Nicky HERE for more information.

High School: Our first Gathering Night of the year is Monday, September 20 in the Parish Hall. It is open to all 9-12 grade students. Friends are welcomed. please register your child online HERE or email Nicky HERE for more information.

Confirmation: Registration closes September 17. Confirmation is a 2 year process. The diocese has been firm on this procedure and all parishes in the diocese are asked to implement it. It is the same for public and private school teens. You may register HERE.
Parent & Student orientation Sunday, September 19 at 11:15 in the Parish Hall at St Charles.

Remember to follow us on Instagram @thegatheringym for all the latest news!
Daily Mass Intentions for this week
Sept 5 8:00 am People of the Parish
10:00 am † Mary and Raul Lira

Sept 7 Peter Zinsli
Sept 8 † Maggie Welch
Sept 9 † Maggie Welch
Sept 10 Astrid Shannon
Finance Council:
Timothy Lane (Chair), Deacon Lane Litke, Kimberly Tiernan,
Rebecca Murphy, Frank Veccione,

Weekly Giving

Online: $7,395.00
Plate: $929.00
Envelopes: $1028.50
Total: $9,352.00

Register to give online HERE

Congratulations! This weekend, SCBA Parish and Academy rose to the challenge raising more than $10,000 and earning our challenge match gift of an additional $10,000. God is good!

But we're not done yet! We’re more than half way to our campaign goal of $40,000 and we need your help! We are praying for 100% participation from families, faculty, and staff, and continue to be grateful for all that you do to support our school community.

Please make your meaningful gift to the annual campaign online by clicking HERE OR Text Giving2021 to (619) 547-0480.

Academy: Dates to Note
·       September 7 Labor Day/No School
·       September 8 Back to School Night Grades 6-8
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Congrats to Libia and Horacio "Scanner" Gonzales who had their marriage blessed at the 10am Liturgy last Sunday. We are blessed by you and all our amazing parishioners who witnessed your tender love for one another.
Important Flyers

Courtesy Announcements
Father Joe's Villages Ladies Guild cordially invites you to our annual 

Come join us to learn about volunteer opportunities in the Ladies Guild.
The Ladies Guild is a non-denominational service organization that provides funds for homeless
children and provides WOMAN-power to assist at events and services at Father Joe's Villages.

Date:   Monday, September 13, 2021
Time:  11:00-1:30 pm
Place:  St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
       11451 Blue Cypress Drive, San Diego, CA 92131 (Scripps Ranch)
Parking: Plenty of free parking, Follow Signs to Church Hall
Cost:   First time guests are FREE but must register to attend by sending RSVP (see below)
        Includes Catered Lunch by Da Kine's Hawaiian Plate Lunches

Guests: Register for your reservation by August 30,2021 to;
Margie Mills - Ladies Guild Membership co-chair at (619) 733-7410 or
From the Diocese: Please be advised that Fr. Jose Maldonado, a priest from the Diocese of Izabal, Guatemala has been exercising priestly ministry in the Diocese of San Diego. Fr. Maldonado does not have faculties nor permission to engage in any form of ministry here. Parishioners should not engage in any activities with Fr. Maldonado.
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