April 24, 2022 - Divine Mercy Sunday

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SUNDAY READINGS

SUNDAY REFLECTION

Dear Parishioners,

 

This weekend is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. This is a very recent feast that was decreed by the Congregation of Divine Worship on May 23, 2000. Mercy is God’s lifeline to us!

 

Partake in the great feast of God’s Mercy and serve feasts of mercy to others. I want to share with you some practical suggestions written by Donna Schaper: 

 

  • Read “Misericordiae Vultus" (The Face of Mercy) by Pope Francis. 


  • Become a walking Field Hospital by living out the Corporal Works of Mercy such as feeding the hungry, giving a drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, giving a call to the sick, homebound, elderly and imprisoned, and by supporting those grieving the death of a loved ones. Perhaps you can practice one act every day. 


  • If you are old, say something nice about a young person. If you are young, say a kind word about an older person.


  • Refuse to get involved in unproductive conversations things like gossip.


  • Don’t worry so much about whether the person deserves mercy. Grant it. Mercy is given. Mercy is beyond deserving.


  • Pope Francis loves to say “God never tires of forgiving us. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness”. Forgive someone you have not been able to forgive. Just one person.


  • Take time to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet personally or as family.

 

Let mercy overtake you. There can never be too much mercy or too much forgiveness in our lives. Divine Mercy is God’s lifeline to us!

 

With blessings and love,


 Fr. Saj

LITURGY

WEEKDAYS

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RECONCILIATION

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WEEKENDS


Sunday Vigil - Saturday 5:00 PM

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Sunday 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

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Mass Intentions

April 23 - April 29

To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.

Saturday 5:00 Thelmo Rayos del Sol †, Marion Borgett


Sunday 8:30 James & Vincee Viso †, Stephen Gale †


Sunday 10:00 JW Knapen †, Stepen Gale †


Sunday 11:30 Ben Patellaro †, Jerry Romero †, Anna Mathai


Monday 8:00 Henry Edquilang


Tuesday 8:00 Right to Life


Wednesday 8:00 Emilio Firpo †


Thursday 8:00 Robert Lawrence †, Victoria Palomares †


Friday 8:00 David Grimm †

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

Brian Johst, Don Bowen, Pete Sanchez, Joyce Mirassou

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:
Billy Chau, Tony Jones, Joe Arant, Helena Knapen, Flor Domingo, Pamela Dunbar, Greg Rocha, Paul Apodaca, Devika
Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.
Prayer Angels Ministry
Prayer is one of the greatest gifts you can give another. If you or someone you know is in need of prayers (sick, deceased, birthday, anniversary...), please email Therese Lehane at tlehane@stmartin.org and let our Prayer Angels pray for you or someone you know.
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PARISH NEWS
Calendar of Events:
Sunday, April 24th
CRS Rice Bowl Deadline

Sunday, April 24th at 12:30 PM (after 11:30 AM Mass)

Young Adults Resurrection Potluck Picnic

Thursday, April 28th from 4:00 - 5:15 PM

CCM Session

Thursday, April 28th

St. Martin of Tours School Golf Tournament & Auction

at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Saturday, April 30th

Family Retreat for those families preparing their children for First Eucharist

Monday, May 2nd from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Scripture Study

Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 PM

Holy Hour Adoration & Benediction

in the Church

For a complete list of Parish events:
Resurrection Potluck Picnic

All Young Adults are invited to join us after the 11:30 am Mass on Sunday 4/24/22 at St. Martin of Tours for food, fellowship, and fun, including an Easter reflection! The Young Adult Core Team will be providing a springtime lunch buffet. You can sign up to bring something to share. We are looking forward to seeing many of your in-person once again! RSVP on our Google Doc: docs.google.com
Donate your gently used Books

Storytime Books is holding a book donation drive at the Masses on April 30 and May 1. Please bring your gently used children's books—preferably for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, but we'll take books for all young readers—in any language. Our mission is to give collected children's books to families who need them. Many thanks in advance for your gift of literary treasure.

Speaker Series


Forgiveness is a major theme in Scripture. Please join us on Thursday, May 12 from 4pm to 5:15 pm inside the church as we listen to Father James Okafor reflect on the topic of Forgiveness. Father James is currently a lecturer at Santa Clara University’s Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries and is parochial vicar at St. Frances Cabrini parish.

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FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY

Catholic IQ…..


This week, we begin a series of quizzes on our Catholic faith. Last week during the Easter Vigil liturgy, after a period of preparation, several people received the sacrament of Baptism. So, this Sunday’s quiz is about Baptism.

 

1.     In Baptism, Christians believe they_______ with Christ so that they might rise with him.


      a) die b) eat c) go to Mass d) swim

 

2.    A ­­­­_______is given to the person being baptized as a sign that they have received Christ who is the “light of the world” (John 8:12).

    

  a) baptismal certificate b) lit candle c) white garment d) cake

 

3.     Ananias baptized________ after ________ heard Jesus’ voice and was told to stop persecuting Christians (see Acts 9).

     

  a) Nero b) Paul c) Valentine d) Blase

 

4.    St. Peter baptized_________ even though he was a Roman centurion and a pagan Gentile (see Acts 10).

    

a) Bruno Mars b) Optimus Prime c) Julius Caesar d) Cornelius

 

5.     In whose name is a Christian baptized?

a)    In the name of Jesus b) In the name of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

c) In the name of John the Baptist d) In the name of the Father, and of the

Son and of the Holy Spirit


Answers CLICK HERE

Family Reflection...


April 24, 2022 2nd Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday


Acts 5:12-16 • Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 • John 20:19-31


On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” —John 20:19


 A greeting of peace was not the first thing the disciples expected to hear from Jesus. “Where were you when I needed you?” “Why did you all run away?” “I’m disappointed in you.” Those were the sort of things the disciples might have expected to hear. Instead, Jesus came in love. He wished them peace. He knew they were afraid and ashamed. But he proved that his death was all about forgiveness, even of their sins. It is the same for us. No matter what we have done, no matter how terrible we may think it is, Jesus comes to us with forgiveness, peace, and great love.


PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for the abundant love you give to me all the time, even when I don’t feel worthy. Please help me to accept the forgiveness and peace you offer me.


FAMILY REFLECTION: How do you think you would have felt if you were one of the disciples when Jesus appeared to them? What are some things I can do to accept Jesus’ love?

Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities

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ST. MARTIN OF TOURS SCHOOL
St. Martin of Tours School
Golf Tournament
April 28, 2022

Join us for a day of golf, dinner and dancing! Foursome or single player spaces available. Tickets available for just the dinner/auction/dancing portion of the event. Proceeds support St. Martin of Tours School. 
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AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY

May 20-22, 2022

Marriage Encounter

Time for Spring Cleaning? Even a good marriage needs that too. Every relationship is a journey and the grind of everyday life can cause us to lose touch. Make the time for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend to reconnect and learn tools to keep nurturing your love. There is no fixed cost, but a $100 application fee. The next weekend in this area will be May 20–22 at Hotel Zico in Mountain View. Register online at wwme.org or call Ken & Claranne at 408-782-1413 for more information.

Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR)


DYR REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Join the youth of the diocese for the Diocesan Youth Retreat, June 27 – July 1 at Zephyr Point in South Lake Tahoe. This year we are celebrating our 25th year of DYR and our goal is to enrich the catholic imagination and deepen the bonds of friendship through the means of beauty, fellowship, and the sacraments. Registration and more details can be found at www.dsj.org/DYR

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