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May 28, 2020 - Update from the Parish




This year I will be celebrating my 13-year priestly anniversary on June 1st. Like all journeys, my priesthood has had its share of highs and lows. Joys and sorrows. Light and darkness. No doubt this last year has been the most challenging of all with the spread of the Coronavirus.

My favorite thing to do as a priest is to interact with people. That is why I became a priest. To serve. I remember the first words of Bishop Robert Brom when he ordained me, “Emilio, congratulations on becoming a priest. Remember, you are ordained to serve and not to be served.”

I have been very blessed in these 13 years. I have had five wonderful parish assignments. Each one different from the other. Each one with faithful parishioners who truly care for their priests. I had the pleasure of serving seven years in the Imperial Valley. I miss the people there. I do not miss the summer heat.

I remember our rector in seminary telling us that the seminary would prepare us for priesthood but ultimately it is the parishioners that teach us how to be priests and how to put into practice all we have learned. I am grateful to all my parishioners both in Imperial Valley and San Diego Counties for teaching me how to be a priest. I ask for your forgiveness if I have failed you in any way.

I look forward to creating many more memories with you. Thank you for enriching my priesthood. Please pray for me. I pray for you daily. God bless you.

With gratitude,

Fr. Emilio Magana


 Este ano voy a celebrar mi aniversario de 13 anos de sacerdocio el 1 de Junio. Como toda jornada, mi sacerdocio ha tenido sus altas y bajas. Alegrías y tristezas. Luz y oscuridad. No cabe duda que este ano ha sido el mas difícil por la pandemia del coronavirus.

Lo que mas me gusta de mi sacerdocio es estar con la gente. Por eso aspire al sacerdocio para servir. Recuerdo las primeras palabras del Obispo Roberto Brom cuando me ordeno, “Emilio, felicidades por ser sacerdote. Recuerda que eres ordenado para servir y no que te sirvan.”

He sido bendecido en estos 13 anos. He tenido cinco comunidades parroquiales maravillosas. Cada una muy diferente al otro. Cada una con feligreses muy fieles que cuidan de sus sacerdotes. He tenido el placer de servir siete anos en el Valle Imperial. Extraño la gente allí. No extraño el calor del verano.

Recuerdo al rector del seminario que nos dijo que el seminario nos prepara para el sacerdocio pero es la gente que nos ensena como ser sacerdotes y como poner en practica todo lo que hemos aprendido. Estoy agradecido a todos mis feligreses de los condados del Valle Imperial y San Diego por ensenarme en como ser sacerdote. Les pido perdón si en algo les falle.

Estoy ansioso de crear mas recuerdos con ustedes. Gracias por enriquecer mi sacerdocio. Por favor pidan por mi. Pido por ustedes diario. Que Dios los bendiga.

Con agradecimiento,

Padre Emilio Magaña

Ascension of the Lord May 24, 2020 Mass

Click here to Celebrate Mass with us in English.  Haga clic aquí para Español

(Lamentamos la pequeña dificultad técnica en la Liturgia de la Eucaristía en la Misa Español)

This Week's Mass Intentions

Let's continue to join our hearts in prayer as a Parish Family.

God our Creator, guardian of our homes and source of all blessings,

you delight in the happiness of your people.

Hear the prayers this Church offers for all your people

and for the entire world. Fulfill our needs

and guide our actions toward the building up of your kingdom.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN

St. Charles is now available to you on your smart phone through myParish app!! Download the app now through the App Store or Google Play.

Or click here: http://myparishapp.com/download.

Under "Find a Parish," look for Saint Charles Catholic Church. Connect with Saint Charles like never before.

Click here to see all the features of the app.

What can you do the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost?

Check out these weekly At-Home Activities available through Dynamic Parish.

This week's Path to Pentecost At Home Activity is..

Is there someone in your life who could use some encouragement? Someone you believe in?
Someone you have dreams for? This week’s At-Home Activity is to stop for a moment and write
a letter to that person.

Click here to watch a short video, and then use the letter
template provided to get started! El video tiene subtítulos en español.

Letter Template: My Dreams for You    Modela de Carta: Mis Sueños Para Ti

Letter Template: Thank You    Modela de Carta: Gracias

For past events from Dynamic Parish and more Dynamic Parish content, click here.

Click here for Father Burt Boudoin's Message:

St. Charles honors Moms with a visual tribute for Mother's Day and the month of May.

View the video montage here.

Livestreamed Masses:

The Diocese of San Diego will be streaming Sunday and Daily Mass celebrated in our Pastoral Center Chapel. The Sunday Masses will be available Saturday at 5 pm.

The Masses are recorded in English, Spanish & Vietnamese and can be accessed here. (Daily Masses will  be streamed in English and Spanish only.)

In partnership with the Diocese of San Diego, Catholic Charities has developed the Emergency Food Distribution Network to deliver food to those in need in a safe, effective, and- reliable manner that complies with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. As a member of the Emergency Food Distribution Network, our parish is partnering with Catholic Charities to coordinate a drive-thru pantry pick-up and home delivered food packages in our community. The program is set to start the week of April 6th.

If you or someone you know would like to receive a food package, please call [619-323-2841] or sign up online at: https://www.ccdsd.org/efdn choose drive-thru pick up or home delivery and click on St. Charles Catholic Church. Note, there is a limited amount of food packages available. A staff member or volunteer will call to confirm availability and pick up or delivery day/time.

**WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS - Interested please sign up at www.ccdsd.org/volunteer **

Annual Catholic Appeal 2020 - "Gratitude in Action"

Each year, our Annual Catholic Appeal provides each of us with an opportunity to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to build the Kingdom of God in San Diego and Imperial Valley counties. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, our dedicated bishops, priests, deacons, religious men and women and lay faithful unite in the communion of serving our Lord through acts of grace, mercy, charity and love, and works of care and compassion with your generous financial help.










**STARTING JUNE 1, 2020**

Monday 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Tuesday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Closed for Lunch at 12:00 PM



Please email: dcm@saintcharles.org