March 28 2021 • Palm Sunday
Ordinary Time - Cycle B
Year of St Joseph

Saint Charles Borromeo
Were you there? This picture was taken at First Communion in May 2018. Notice the wig I am wearing. Do you remember what I called myself as I wore that wig? That’s correct! Big Hair Harriet! I know a lot of you liked this visual aid because you told me so. The whole point with Big Hair Harriet that we can be so quick to judge people by their looks, by how they appear to us externally. But that is not with the Christian does, right? Why? Because that is not what Jesus does. He looks into the heart, looks into the soul.
It’s all about the soul! “All flows from the soul!” I’ve been in some very beautiful churches where the congregation has seemed as cold as ice. In these cases, the whole point has been missed. (See the Pharisees with their hardened hearts and cold souls.) Now don’t get me wrong. I know the physical beauty of the church can be a portal into the beauty of Christ and it is good and right to take care of that beauty but if we forget what Jesus is really after is the beauty of the soul then we are in trouble. The “soul” of the church is Jesus living in the hearts of believers.
As we think about the image of Big Hair Harriet, let us reflect on a few questions:
Are you more concerned about your external appearance than the beauty of your soul?
Is your utmost concern that church about the souls that are sitting around you at that mass, those in your home, those you meet that day, and those who you pray for?
Is Jesus more concerned about the beauty of the church or the beauty of the souls in the church?
“All flows from the soul.”

+Fr John 

You are loved!
Blessed By the Best Program

Thank you to all parishioners who have completed and submitted your Commitment Card.  For those parishioners who have not yet had the opportunity to submit their card, a final letter will be mailed to you with a personalized Commitment Card.  We invite all faithful parishioners to complete a card as our parish goal is 100% participation!  You may return your card by: 
·    mailing it to the church using the pre-addressed envelope included with the letter.  
·    or bringing it to Mass next Sunday.  
·    Click HERE and complete an electronic Commitment Card.  

All cards need to be returned to the parish by Sunday, April 25.  

Electronic giving is the preferred, easy, safe and secure way to give to our parish.  To schedule a recurring electronic gift directly from your bank account or credit card, please visit our website and follow the instructions.  We appreciate all parishioners using this means to support our parish.  
75th Committee News

The 75th Anniversary Committee requests for any memorabilia ( Pictures, bulletins, articles) regarding St. Charles Church and Academy dating from 1946 to the present. Below are a few shots of St Charles being constructed back in the 40's

Please bring them to the church office marked for the 75th Anniversary Committee and your name. We can make copies and return them to you. If you'd like to email them to us, please click on the email button.

Thank You!”
Parish Updates:
Taking Care of the Homeless and Those in Need.
Please continue with your generous donations to Loaves and Fishes (the food pantry in OB). There is a basked in the hall for you to drop off your donations.

Suggested items: Canned Soups, Spaghettios, Pork N Beans, Tuna, and Veggies. Also, gently used or new sneakers, flip flops, and new socks. They could also use toiletries (razors, shaving cream, shampoo, and toothbrushes/paste). No glass containers please.
Family Camp July 9th-11th
Whispering Winds

SCBP will be a host parish just like last year, where we had over a dozen families from St Charles in attendance and Fr John representing FAMILY!  The theme of this year is “Survivor”.  Activities have been filling up quickly so please don’t delay in signing up.  The window for those who went last year and left a deposit is already open (you should have received an email).  The window for everyone else to register is opening today!
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 continue to meet every Saturday morning from 7:15-8:00AM. We will be discussing the sixth episode of 'The Search' Be sure to catch it on If you are not able to view it, you are stil invited to attend. Zoom link can also be found on our eResources page.
Young Adult

We meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00. You are welcomed here anytime. Please feel free to join us anytime. Ages 18-39..

Upcoming: Retreat TBA
Social Night: Game Night

Contact Bob Schrimpf if you have any questions.

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 weekly lunch club starting this Wednesday (3/24). Alternating weeks with 7th & 8th grade groups. (Wednesday, March 24 will be 7th grade, Wednesday, March 31 will be 8th grade and so on). Please spread the word!

No announcements this week. Please check back next week for the latest

Important Dates
March 26 - Mass Grade 3 & Distance Learning Day for all other grades due to Teacher in-service day
April 2-9 - Good Friday / Easter Break for students 
April 12 - School Resumes
May 7 - SCBA FUNdraising Fiesta (TBD whether it will be hybrid or virtual only)
May 8 - First Communion

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
March 28 Athier Al-Sheikh
March 30 Niel Nielsen
March 31 † Norma Santos
April 1 Holy Thursday
April 2 Good Friday
Finance Council:
Timothy Lane (Chair), Deacon Lane Litke, Kimberly Tiernan,
Rebecca Murphy, Frank Veccione,
Weekly Giving

Not Available - Check next week's bulletin for an update.

Register to give online HERE