April 5 2021 • Easter Sunday
Ordinary Time - Cycle B
Year of St Joseph

Saint Charles Borromeo
Who was this Barabbas that went free?  

The story of Maximillian Kolbe has always inspired me.  Any story where a person gives their life for anther is always of special interest to me.  Facing such a deplorable situation, in front of the most sadistic and evil people, at a camp where hope had died, Saint Maximillian Kolbe gave his life for a condemned man named Francis.  When Francis was condemned to death by the commandant of Auschwitz he broke down and cried because he had a wife and kids to live for.  Kolbe, a Polish Catholic Priest (two things the Germans despised because of the Catholic opposition to Hitler and their hatred for anything Polish), said he had no family and he said "I take the punishment meant for Francis."

Barabbas is an Aramaic name, it means “son of the father”.  One of the titles for Jesus was “son of man”.  Both can mean the ‘common man’.  So we see these two parallels of the common man, yet one will go free and one will give his life for the other.  One name is associated with the Savior and one with the sinful and the condemned.  The Cross was meant for Barabbas, a sinful and condemned man yet Jesus stood up and said “I will take the punishment meant for Barabbas”.  

 While we were sinners Jesus died for our sins so that we might be free.  While Francis cried for mercy in a concentration camp Maximillian Kolbe died so he might be free.    Who was Francis?  He was Barabbas.  Who was Barabbas?  He is me.    

Reflection by
Bob Schrimpf
Father's Easter Message Video
Father Recommended Video:
Blessed By the Best Program

Within the next couple of weeks, you will receive a Summary Report detailing the results of our Blessed By the Best Program.  Several weeks ago, we began this program and we are beginning to see signs that our Sunday offertory collections are growing through the generosity of many, many parishioners.  Thank you so very much to all who have chosen to participate in this very important program.  Your generosity shows your willingness as faithful stewards to be a part of the ongoing missions of St Charles Borromeo Church.  

Below is a link and a last chance for you to pledge your commitment to the parish. Father has asked for 100% participation. Any amount is welcomed, just get 'skin in the game' as a fully active and participating member of Saint Charles Borromeo. You Are Loved!
75th Committee News
The 75th Anniversary Committee is hard at work with the initial planning process and pulling things together! So far, these are the planned events. (Covid permitting). 
October 9th: Academy Homecoming and Celebration Mass to be followed by a Catered BBQ Dinner.
Nov. 7th : Feast of St Charles Borromeo Mass and Outdoor Brunch
Dec. 4th: Anniversary Gala and Auction to be held at the Sheraton Hotel Harbor Island
We are looking for Academy families and Alumni as well as Parishinors to assist us with all three events. Please contact Sal DeMaria,  Stephanie Starks , or  Sandy Worcester by clicking on their name.
Parish Updates:
You have a number!

In an effort to better serve you and the parish more efficiently we have been hard at work assigning each registered parishioner an 'envelope number'. Think of this as your personal parish ID number. It will better allow us to track all of your donations, find you in our files, and send out reports.
If you would like to find out your assigned number please contact Elisa at the front office or email her HERE
Welcome New Parishioners
Julie, Remy, and Gianna Licari; Lauren O'Brien; Chris, Sheehan; Leida Kanno; John Zajac; Nicholas, Michelle, Liam, and Keir Bulkowski; Susan, Madeleine, Art, and Lilly Moore; Daniela, John, Joseph, and Vincent Reali; Cherie, John, and Samantha All; Stacy, Jason, Sophia, and Chloe Mendes; Dennis, Melissa, Eloise, and Alicia Bermeo; Kimberly, Greg, and Quinn Reynolds; Bianca Cancino, Ramon, Leonardo, Paola, Ramon, and Jorge De La Puerta; Monica Kerolos, Leah, Joseph, and Jemma Ghio; Elisa Hernandez; Peter Dolan; Loraine Jackson; Jennifer Owen; Erica, Matthew, and Olivia Gosling.
Walking Rosary @ Liberty Station
Every 4th Saturday of each Month

Saturday, March 27 @ 10:00am. 
Women’s ministry will meet at the USS Recruit, at the American flag 🇺🇸 , which parallels Harbor Drive.
Rosary commenced at 10:30, giving some time to get their standup paddle board and kayaks to participate in Rosary on the Water.  Hope to see you there.
If you have questions, please email us.

The Gathering Youth Ministry
Mother's Day Flower Sale

Everyone has a mom! Make sure she is appreciated with a bouquet of either our beautiful and fresh Daisies or Roses, whichever you choose. The flowers will be available for pick up after Mass on May 9th or we can deliver if you live locally (Pt Loma/OB). Click on the link below to pre-order your flowers today! Presale only.
Men's Ministry
We have completed our Lenten journey! We will now be on a short break until April 17th. Have a blessed Easter week and we look forward to our next time when we can meet and share the love of the Lord with one another! In the mean time remember to be CALM (Christ Always Loves Me).
Faith Formation continues to meet Sunday, at 8am. The class dates are: April 18, 25, and March 2. There will be NO meeting April 4th because of Easter.

First Holy Communion will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 8th. We will have 33 students from the Parish and Academy that will be receiving the sacrament. Please come celebrate this joyous event with some of our smallest servants of Jesus.
Young Adult

Our next meeting is April 8th in the Borromeo Room. Please feel free to join us if you age 18-39. Friends are always welcomed and encouraged to join.

Once a month we have social nights. Our next one will be April 16th. More info on our website or email Bob.

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
St Charles Parish Hall

Mother’s Day fundraiser - pre-sale live this Sunday, last day to preorder Wednesday, April 21. Details and online order form on website. Proceed go towards YM. 

Confirmation is set for May 2nd at 9:00 AM Mass

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. We are off for next week due to vacation. When we return it will be 8th graders.

Save the date for our Academy Fiesta auction – Friday, May 7. It will be a virtual event this year. While I’m disappointed that we will not able to be together physically, the technology is amazing and we’ve just hired a company that will enable everyone to use their cell phones to bid on items for both the silent and live auction portions of the evening. Stay tuned for details on how you can participate and start planning to join us with your COVID pods. We have some amazing items to auction off! Our goal is to raise $50,000 for our beloved Academy!
Enrollment for existing families is open and the Academy is accepting applications from new families. If there is a 4 or a 5-year-old in your life, consider the Academy’s transitional kindergarten program run by the amazing Allie Johnson. 
               Praying prayers of gratitude for our parish and academy this Easter!
God Bless!
Patrick Tiernan
PTG President
Important Dates
April 2-9: Good Friday / Easter Break for students 
April 12: School Resumes
April 23: “Inside Out” Drive-In Movie. Sign up HERE
May 7: SCBA FUNdraising Fiesta (TBD whether it will be hybrid or virtual only)
May 8: First Communion
May 27: Mary's Day
May 28- 31: Memorial Day Weekend
June 3: 8th Grade Commencement/Last Day TK and K
June 4: Last Day of School
Mass Intentions, and Giving and more..
Holy Week Schedule: Palm Sunday 9:00 AM, Holy Thursday 5:00 PM,
Good Friday 5:00 PM, Easter Sunday 9:00 AM *All Services will be Outdoor
Daily Mass Intentions for this week
April 4 Misso Pro Populo
April 6 Frenando Tobias
April 7 Francisco Tobia
April 8 Alice Encarancion
April 9 † Eufemia Encarnacion
Finance Council:
Timothy Lane (Chair), Deacon Lane Litke, Kimberly Tiernan,
Rebecca Murphy, Frank Veccione,
Weekly Giving

Plate: $3,390.00
Envelopes: $940.00
Easter: $855.00
Online: $8,594.50
Total: 10,779.50

Register to give online HERE
A picture is worth...
Jesus (aka Chase Fernandez) arrives atop a donkey during our Palm Sunday service. Does anyone else see a ray of sun shooting right through his heart in this timely photo?
A picture is worth (take 2)...
Jim Casey was celebrated two weeks ago by parishioners as he turned 96 years young!