Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 14, 2021
IMPORTANT WORSHIP UPDATES FOR ST. MARTIN OF TOURS
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
 
Greetings from Fr. Saju and Fr. Gener!
 
In the wake of the Supreme Court verdict and after Bishop Oscar Cantu’s conversation with the Santa Clara County Health Department, we are permitted to resume public worship inside the church from this weekend. The maximum number of persons that can participate in the indoor worship gathering is up to 20% of capacity. Although this is great news, we must all continue to remain vigilant against the Coronavirus pandemic and practice all the safety precautions to which we’ve become accustomed for the sake of the most vulnerable among us.
 
After discussions with the parish staff, the Pastoral Council, and Liturgy Teams, we have come up with the following plan.
 
WEEKEND MASSES AND SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
  • We plan to have four Masses on weekends starting from February 13. The Mass timings will be – Saturday 5.00pm, Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am and 11.30am.

  • We encourage you to sign up and join us for Sunday Masses. You can sign up by going to the parish website, using the links in the e-bulletin, or by calling the parish office.

  • Saturday 5.00pm Mass will be live streamed in the Church through Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. The Mass will be available for viewing on Sunday via Facebook and YouTube, as well. This Mass will be open for 100 people to sign up and worship inside the church. Please arrive 10 minutes before the Mass. Chairs will be provided. Please read and follow the guidelines posted on the signup form.

  • Sunday 8.30am Mass will be open for 100 people to sign up and worship inside the church. Please arrive 10 minutes before the Mass. Chairs will be provided. Please read and follow the guidelines posted on the signup form.

  • Sunday 10.00am and 11.30am Masses will be open for 100 people to sign up and worship outdoors in front of the church. You are requested to come at least 10 minutes before the start of Mass. Please bring your own chairs and follow the guidelines posted on the signup form.

  • Sunday 10.00am and 11.30am Masses will continue to be open for in-car Mass attendance for up to 40 cars by sign up.

  • We will add other Sunday Masses when the four already scheduled Masses (listed above) fill up.

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation is open on Saturday from 4.00pm - 4.45pm. This will be extended from 3.30pm - 4.45pm during lent. The Priest will be standing in front of the church. You are also welcome to call and schedule for other times.
 
WEEKDAY MASSES
  • Daily Masses (Monday – Friday) will be at 8.00am in the church. It is open to up to 100 persons by sign up. We will continue to live-stream the 8.00am Mass on Zoom and Facebook as well.

  • You are requested to come at least 5 minutes before the Mass. Chairs will be provided for this Mass. However, you are to follow all the guidelines given in the sign up form.
 
VOLUNTEERS AND MINISTERS NEEDED
  • We are in need of ushers and lectors for Masses. Lectors are welcome to sign up when you sign up for Mass. Please sign up using the sign up button for the designated spot.
 
  • Ushers will guide people to sit in designated seats, take up the collections and help disinfect the church after the Mass. If you are willing to help, please notify Fr. Gener. We will train you and assist you through the process.

  • Outside Masses with in-car attendance requires attendants to direct car parking. Please help by signing up.
 
Please look out for further updates on the parish website and e-bulletin.
 
Thanking you all and looking forward to seeing you at the Table of the Lord,
 
With prayers and blessing,
Fr. Saju and Fr. Gener
St. Martin of Tours
San Jose, CA 95128

LITURGY
MASS INTENTIONS
February 13 - February 19
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.

Saturday 5:00pm - Ben Patellaro
Jane Lucid †

Sunday 8:30am - James & Vincee Viso †
Jenny Scimeca †

Sunday 10:00am - Warren Schiechl
Amelia Hernandez †

Sunday 11:30am - John Rossi

Monday 8:00am - David Grimm

Tuesday 8:00am - Souls in Purgatory

Wednesday 8:00am - Kevin Dean & Family

Wednesday 12:10pm - Adolph Quilici †

Wednesday 5:00pm - Kyle Breuling †

Thursday 8:00am - St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Friday 8:00am - Justin Semana †
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

William Sausa,
Tony LaPres, Keethaponkalan, Admina Frame, Adolph Quilici,
Billie Urbani,
John de Marco
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Mary Ann Rauizza, Katie Carlson,
Rodel Dimaunahan, Dominican Sisters, Isaias Tovar,
Alice de Marco, Helena Knapen
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.
LENTEN CALENDAR
PRAYER

Ash Wednesday Masses
Wednesday, February 17
8:00 AM
INSIDE the Church & Live-Streamed

12:10 PM & 5:00 PM
OUTDOORS & IN-CAR

Daily Mass
Monday - Friday at 8:00 AM
INSIDE the Church & Live-Streamed

Evening Prayer, Adoration & Benediction
Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 PM
INSIDE the Church & Live-Streamed

Due to the pandemic, sign-ups are required for in-person services. If you would like to attend Mass outdoors, in-car and/or inside the church, please use the 'MASS SIGN-UP LINKS' buttons above. If you need assistance, please call the parish office at 408-294-8953.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Every Friday at 6:00 PM
Friday, February 19
Friday, February 26
Friday, March 5
Friday, March 12
Friday, March 19
Friday, March 26
LENTEN REFLECTIONS

Our Peace and Justice Ministry will doing a Women’s led Station of the Cross over the course of three Mondays during Lent from 7:00 PM -7:30 PM

Monday, March 8
Monday, March 15
Monday, March 22

ALMSGIVING

Food Box
Packing (packing food bags)
Monday, March 15

Sorting (distributing food bags)
Friday, February 19
Friday, March 19

CRS Rice Bowl
Lenten program of global solidarity and sacrificial giving
FASTING AND PENANCE

Fast Days
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
Ages 18-60

Days of Abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
Over Age 14

Confessions
Every Saturday at 3:30 - 4:45 PM
(during Lent)
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
ST. MARTIN OF TOURS - FOOD BOX
Food Box Packing
(helping to pack food bags)
Behind the Bailey House
Monday, February 15
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Food Box Sorting
(distributing food bags)
In front of the Rectory
Friday, February 19
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Please contact Therese Lehane at tlehane@stmartin.org or 408-294-8953 x316 if you would like to help or need further information.
Gifts to the Annual Diocesan Appeal invest in the mission of our Church by supporting clergy formation and training, seminarian education, pastoral case at our 11 hospitals, promoting vocations and developing lay leaders. For instance, this year the Diocese is supporting eight seminarians in their formation for the priesthood. Any gift or pledge, regardless of size, helps our Diocese reveal the presence of Christ in our community. For more information on the work of the Diocese of San Jose or to make a gift online, visit www.dsj.org/ADA.
Parish Goal: $ 135,253.00
Parish Participation Goal:100% of households
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with first fruits of all your produce; then will your barns be filled with grain, with new wine your vats will overflow.” -Prov. 3:9
SUPPORT OUR PARISH OFFERING
THANK YOU!!!
PARISH OFFICE

We are in the office Monday - Thursday from 9am to 5pm for all essential business. If you need to visit the office, please call or email for an appointment.
We are Here for You
If you or a loved one is in need of Sacramental care, such as anointing of the sick, last rites, confession, Fr. Gener and Fr. Saju are available to assist you. Please contact them directly.
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY
FAMILY REFLECTION AND ACTION
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 February 14, 2021 6th
Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 • 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
• Mark 1:40-45 

…Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” —1 Cor. 10:31 

How could what I eat or drink glorify God? St. Paul reminds us in this reading to remember God and give him glory for all the normal, everyday things we do in our lives. It’s easy to forget and take things for granted, but everything is a gift from God. Paul also reminds us to be kind to others in everyday situations. We can make choices like holding the door for others, when all we want to do is get into the place we are going. We can choose to be last in line, allowing others to go before us and offering that as a prayer. These are all small ways we can give glory to God—and show God’s love—in our daily lives. 

Prayer: Dear Lord, I don’t always feel like I can do great things to show you my love. Please help me to find small ways every day in my own life to give you glory. 

Reflection: What are some ways you can show glory to God in your everyday life? 
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY BULLETIN & ACTIVITIES
Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:
PEACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE
“When we are not hungry for justice, it is usually because we are too full of privilege.” - Carlos A. Rodriquez
As we enter the month of February, we also enter the month when we celebrate Black History.  Although this history is filled with much to celebrate, it is also filled with much heartache as we become more aware of the hidden biases that have empowered some, and continues to do so, while oppressing others. With that in mind we invite you to join us on a Lenten journey to see how we can work toward creating a Beloved Community where all people, no matter the color of our skin, are treated equally, fairly and with respect.

Last Fall we ran a Virtual Zoom Book Study on “America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America” by Jim Wallis. Because of the success of that study, we will repeat it during Lent beginning on February 24th and continuing the following five Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Facilitators will guide you through this journey as we explore how our own personal attitudes, assumptions and choices might play a hand in creating hidden biases that lead to empowering some while oppressing others. 

Please email Evelyn Ortiz at ortiz.ev22@gmail.com by Monday, February 15th to sign up for the Book Study. You will receive a Zoom meeting ID and password via email about a week before the first meeting. The book by Jim Wallis can be purchased new or used from a variety of vendors.  Use this link to learn more about the book:  https://youtu.be/LGbB792Zei8
AROUND THE DIOCESE & USA
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIOCESE

NEXT JUBILEE EVENTS
  • Mar 19, 2021: Anniversary Mass, 7:00 pm, at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
  • May 01, 2021: Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, 11:00 am (details TBA)
  • Aug 11, 2021: Feast of Saint Clare, 7:00 pm (details TBA)
  • Nov 21, 2021: Closing Mass (details TBA)
 
Please visit this webpage for more detailed and updated information.
Wedding Anniversary Mass
February 27, 2021 at 10am
Couples celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries (1st – 5th, 25th, 40th, 50th, and greater) may register using the following link.

The Mass will be “drive-in” style at the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace Church on February 27th at 10:00am. Spots are limited so register today.
If you have any questions, please contact Yoshy Moreno at yosharany.moreno@dsj.org or at (408) 983-0124.
RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE
VIRTUAL YOU: NAVIGATING WELLNESS ONLINE
The Virtual You: Navigating Wellness Online program has launched, and registration is open for Youth & Young Adults, ages 12-25.
 
Santa Clara County BHSD along with Alum Rock Counseling and AACI Youth Technology Incubator have partnered to provide these FREE SERVICES which are open to all youth and young adults, regardless of their insurance. Virtual You provides support and services to the youth and young adults in our communities by increasing awareness, engaging youth, and increasing skills. 
 
Participants can register by emailing or calling Lisa Hameed at YouthWellnessCenter@hhs.sccgov.org or 408-961-4700.
 
Learn more about Virtual You: Navigating Wellness Online by watching our video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zK5ycta_T00
 
Our program has also made the local news! Read about us in the Mountain View Voice here:
 
If you have any questions about Virtual You, please contact Catherine Aspiras or Lisa Hameed at YouthWellnessCenter@hhs.sccgov.org
HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION
Questions?
Please email the Parish Office.