Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary time - August 2, 2020
MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR ...
Dear Friends,

Greetings form Fr. Saju!

There are and there will be challenges in life for all of us! We will encounter situations of need or scarcity at a personal level or as a community. If we are true to ourselves, we cannot be blind to these facts. What make us great or small are not the situations in which we find ourselves but the way we respond. That is the sole difference between a loser and a miracle worker.

This Sunday’s Gospel reading presents a challenging situation for the disciples – people have no food. Complaining, blame games, mud throwing, or even chasing the hungry people away would not have solved the problem. However, it would have only added to the problem. Christ expects from the disciples a response and not a reaction. Jesus invites them to a right response, “you give them something to eat.” The result was a miracle! Please remember, in the challenging situations we are as humanity, all reactions will only add to the problem. God invites a response that can address the challenge.

The miraculous feeding and the Eucharist which the miracle foreshadows make clear that what God wants to do for humanity is simply be a most generous Host at the banquet of eternal life. As individuals, let us dish out some responses that will make a difference in the banquet of our life.

I would like to repeat what I wrote at the beginning. What make us great or small are not the situations in which we find ourselves but the way we respond. That is the sole difference between a loser and a miracle worker.

Praying for you and requesting your prayers,

Fr. Saju Joseph
LITURGICAL
MASS SCHEDULE
Additional Sunday Masses will be added if all scheduled
Masses are full, so please sign up early (see below).  

WEEKDAYS
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM in the Church
(Live-stream)

WEEKENDS
Sunday Vigil - Saturday 5:00 PM in the Church
(Live-stream)

Sunday 8.30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM in the School Courtyard
LIVE-STREAM MASS
MASS INTENTIONS
August 1 - August 7
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.
Saturday, August 1st at 5:00pm
Mildred Gertrude Kovac †

Sunday, August 2nd at 8:30am
James & Vincee Viso †

Sunday, August 2nd at 9:30am
JW Knapen †

Sunday, August 2nd at 10:30am
Araceli Sebastian †

Monday, August 3rd at 10:00am
Joseph Semorad, Jr. †
Tuesday, August 4th at 10:00am
Jerry Jensen †

Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00am
Right to Life
Raju Kuruvilla Nalloor †

Thursday, August 6th at 10:00am
Harry Daniel Davis

Friday, August 7th at 10:00am
Attilio Borella †
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration and Information about each program, can be found in the links below:


If you have any questions, please contact Lerma Simpson, our Catechetical Director.
Phone: (408) 294-8953 Ext. 321

BAPTISM
Please contact Lerma Simpson (lerma.simpson@dsj.org) to begin preparation and schedule.
ANOINTING
OF THE SICK
Please call Fr. Gener
or Fr. Saju.

 CONFESSIONS
Saturdays
from 4 - 4:45pm
in Mary's Garden
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY ACTIVITIES
In the parish website, we have children's Sunday activities posted for each Sunday. Every Sunday, there will be new activities corresponding to the readings posted. They are not only fun for children, but also help for their spiritual growth.

Web Link for July 26 Sunday's Activity : Coloring page: CLICK HERE
Crossword and Solution: CLICK HERE
Word Search and Key: CLICK HERE
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
The Office of Youth and Young Adults invites incoming freshman to graduating seniors to participate in “Voices of Hope – The Young Church Responds” Town Hall on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 6:30pm.

Our goal is to engage the young Church into a conversation about racism and for us to listen more deeply to their stories while promoting a vibrant faith.

Through “Voices of Hope” we will listen to the young Church and lift up the voices of the unheard. Together we will create change in our community.

Please register and confirm consent for your youth at  bit.ly/dsjvh20  to be a part of this important conversation and creating change in our community. The Zoom link to join the conversation and more information will be sent as we get closer to the date. If you have questions or need more information, email Sandra Torres at  sandra.torres@dsj.org

“May the God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace in the faith, so that your hope may increase by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

ILM 2020-2021 ADMISSIONS
--  NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS  --

The  Institute for Leadership in Ministry (ILM)  trains and forms leaders for service in the parishes through a three-year program of systematic study, spiritual and pastoral formation, and intercultural community building. The curriculum is presented in English and in Spanish. ILM classes start the first week of September. Please go to  www.dsj.org/ILM  for more information. You may also contact the parish office for details.


STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
PARISH OFFICE OPEN

Our parish office is open on a limited time basis Monday - Thursday. Please call ahead and make an appointments . We follow the shelter-in-place and other directives of the state and county fully. The p arish staff and I will be assisting you by responding to your phone messages and emails. Please leave a voice message or email. We will do our best to respond as promptly as possible. Thank you for your continued support!
Our Phone Number is: (408) 294-8953.
For staff directory and email addresses: Click Here
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!!

RICHARD & ELIZABETH CANAVESE, PAUL DOMINIC & SOPHIA PAUL, ROBERT & MARGARET VOISINET, JOSH BURROUGHS,
TIM & TERESA MALONEY, BRIAN & THERESA BUMB,
MARK & COLLEEN FLEMING, DOUG & MARINA TILBURY,
DOUG SALES & LILY ROGERS, EDWARD & VIRGINIA LYNN,
CICI & LUIS MARTINEZ

We are grateful for their generosity in helping to sponsor part of the expenses of the audio/video equipment and the Clorox sprayer. As of now, we have $ 9,000 (Nine Thousand Dollars).
We only need $1,000 (One Thousand Dollars) to reach our goal!!! Please prayerfully consider sponsoring fully or partially.
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HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION
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