February 19, 2023

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time



From the Parish Office

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Men’s Club for all their efforts in bringing the St. Martin of Tours Community together for the crab feed. It takes many special people, working many hours to carry out such a large event. A special thanks to Jake Rhodes for leading these efforts. And to Aly and Dave Buchholz for all their time and energy overseeing the kitchen and food preparation. Everything was amazing!! Thank you, Men’s Club!! We look forward to next year’s crab feed!

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 AM

In the Church & Online

Wednesday 8:15 AM

In the Church & Online


Sunday Vigil - Saturday 5:00 PM

In the Church & Online


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

In the Church

RECONCILIATION - Saturdays 4:00 PM In the Church

Please stay home if you are feeling ill, have tested positive, or have been exposed to Covid.

Diocese of San Jose's COVID Protocols

Online Mass Links: Zoom | Facebook

Signup to Lector, Usher, EM & Altar Serve

Mass Intentions

February 18 - 24, 2023

To schedule a Mass intention, please stop by the parish office.

Saturday 5:00 Robert Gouin †

Anthony Salciccia †

Sunday 8:30 Marcelino Mendoza †

Sunday 10:00 Anthony Salciccia Jr. †

Isagani Soriano †

Sunday 11:30 Anthony T. Jones †

Daniel Harrington †

Monday 8:00 Souls in Purgatory

Tuesday 8:00 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Wednesday 8:00 Genoveva Villanueva †

Thursday 8:00 William Sousa †

Friday 8:00 James & Vincee Viso †

Florentino Palmaras Alemania (Birthday)


Luzvimind Smith, Enrique Robles, Marcelino Mendoza, Valentino Marcos Alvero, Edward Enos, Anthony Salciccia



Regina Gallo, Poppy Gounaas, Inez Cruz, Gabriele Murillo Torres, Kitty McCarty, Jeanne Demers, Don Peruski, Elizabeth Bulaclac, Reymond Navarra, Nina Carine, Luzvimind Smith, Sonia Azevedo, Michael Kelly, Bob Voisinet, Amalia Martinez, Helena Knapen

Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.


Calendar of Events:

February 17th

Food Box Distribution

outside the church from 4-5PM

Volunteers, please arrive at 3:00PM

February 20th

President's Day

Join us for Mass in the church at 8AM.

The parish office is closed.

February 20th

Scripture Study

in the Bailey house at 6:30PM

All are welcome!!! Contact Todd Tomilitz at newbeing@pacell.net or 408-218-0572.

February 22nd

Ash Wednesday

Join us for Mass in the church at

8AM, 12:10PM, 7PM

February 24th

Station of the Cross

in the church at 6:30PM

Please join us every Friday at 6:30PM for Stations of the Cross.

February 26th

Donut Sunday

in the community building after Mass

Please join us for coffee, donuts and conversation.

March 2nd

Holy Hour (Adoration & Benediction) with Happy Hour

in the church

All are welcome. Please join us.

For a complete list of Parish events:

Parish Support

We thank you for your continued support of the St. Martin of Tours Parish! If you would like to make a secure one-time donation and/or setup regular online donations, please use the GIVE NOW button below. Thank you again!!

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ADA 2023

Supporting Our Mission Together

Our Parish Goal: $148,624


We are brought together from all walks of life through various ministries and services to do God's work of justice, mercy, outreach, and formation.  Supporting Our Mission Together, the Annual Diocesan Appeal for the Diocese of San Jose, provides the financial support of these ministries and services for all Catholics in our community. 

Please prayerfully consider pledging your support to our Diocese. Once our Parish reaches its goal of $148,624, 100% of the additional funds will be returned to the Parish.  Donations can be made by completing the pledge card mailed to your home, using the QR code provided here, or online at DSJ.org/ADA. Additional pledge cards are located in the back of the Church and in the Parish Office. Thank you, St. Martin of Tours Parishioners, for your great generosity.


As of February 13, 2023, we have received 128 pledges. The total amount pledged is $53,436. Thank you so much! We need $95,188 more to meet our goal.

CRS Rice Bowl


LENT IS COMING! Join our faith community—and nearly 13,000 Catholic communities across the United States— in a transformative Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the back of the church or parish office on Wednesday, February 22.


During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on the impact of global hunger and climate change on vulnerable communities around the word, and we will pray, fast and give alms to help our sisters and brothers in need. Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.


Dates to Remember...

Children’s Catechetical Ministry and First Eucharist

February 22 – Ash Wednesday no sessions (families attend Mass)

March 1

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM children’s sessions


Youth Confirmation

February 19

March 5

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM – student session in the parish office


Adult Confirmation

February 19

March 5

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM session in the parish office


Order of Christian Initiation (formerly RCIA)

February 19

March 5

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM session

Adults – parish office

Youth – Bailey House 


February 19 – 10:00 AM Mass Rite of Sending Forth for unbaptized adults and children to the Cathedral for the Rite of Election  


February 26 – 3:00 PM @ the Cathedral Rite of Election for the unbaptized adults and children

Rite of Sending

On Sunday, February 19 at the 10:00 AM Mass we will be celebrating the Rite of Sending for our catechumens. This rite offers our parish community the opportunity to express its approval of the catechumens’ readiness to be in full communion with the Church and to send them forth to meet with the Bishop at the Rite of Election at the Cathedral. Please keep our catechumens, Chiara Baker, Annalise Bustamante, Alden Casanave III, Carole Fisher, and Long Thanh Vo in your prayers as they continue on their journey toward receiving the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil.  

Family Reflection

February 19, 2023 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 • 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 · Matthew 5:38-48


“When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well… Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go for two miles.” -Matthew 5:39, 41


In today’s Gospel, Jesus challenged the people to go beyond loving those who are kind to them, to loving their enemies as well. That is a hard teaching! Most times, we want to get back at people who hurt us, but this is not the way God wants us to respond. God sent Jesus to us as an example. Do you remember what Jesus said when he was being crucified? “Father, forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing.” Only with the help of the Holy Spirit can we follow Jesus’ example in returning love for violence.


PRAYER: Dear Lord, send your Holy Spirit to us so we can love even those who are hardest to love.


FAMILY REFLECTION: Has someone done something for me that was extra loving– more than I deserved or expected?

Catholic IQ….

A self-assessment for your fun and enlightenment.


1. Cup that holds the wine that becomes the Precious Blood.

a) pyx                           b) stole

c) chalice                     d) ciborium


2. Strip of cloth worn over priest’s shoulders; on deacon, worn over the left shoulder and crossing to the right side.

a) censer                     b) pall

c) stole                         d) alb


3. Stiff square piece of cloth placed over the chalice during Mass. Also, the cloth covering placed over the coffin at funeral Masses.

a) pall b) aspergillum

c) cincture d) stole


4. Cloth used to wipe clean the chalice.

a) pyx b) alb

c) corporal d) purificator


5. A square white cloth on which the chalice and paten are placed during Mass.

a) aspergillum   b) alb

c) corporal d) purificator


Click HERE for answers.


Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month Mass: February 25 at 2:00pm a Mass will bring together the people of African descent, with their friends, liturgically celebrating their African Heritage. Bishop Cantú will celebrate the Mass at St. Frances Cabrini Parish, sharing Christ’s Body and Blood in Unity.

For information visit https://www.dsj.org/evangelization/social-ministries/

or email caddsjbrite@gmail.com.

Discernment Weekend

Men's Discernment Weekend (Bilingual), Mar 3-5: Is God calling you to the priesthood? In this retreat you will have the chance to explore the priesthood, listen to priest's vocation stories and learn about steps for discernment, values of priestly life and the structure of seminary formation during a weekend of prayer, discussions & fraternity. Visit www.dsj.org/retreats or contact vocations@dsj.org. Register here.

Women's Discernment Weekend (Bilingual), Mar 10-12: What does it mean to have a vocation and discern it? How do you know when you are called to marriage or consecrated life? We know you have these questions, and we want to help you find some answers! The Diocese of San Jose Vocations Office invites young adult women aged 18-35 to a free retreat weekend! Visit www.dsj.org/retreats or contact vocations@dsj.org. Register here.

Fr. Charles Irvin Memorial Writing Scholarship

for High School Seniors


High School seniors are invited to submit entries to the Fr. Charles Irvin Memorial Writing Scholarship for the chance to win $1500 and publication in Content Evangelist magazine. The 2023 writing prompt is: Tell Us About The Person in Whom you Most See the Face of Christ. Further submission guidelines can be accessed at faithsyndicated.org


Please submit all entries to valleycatholic@dsj.org by March 17, 2023. 


Annual Diocesan Youth Retreat


DYR SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendar, June 12-16, 2023, for the annual Diocesan Youth Retreat, DYR, at Zephyr Point, Lake Tahoe. Watch for registration details at www.dsj.org/youth

Diocesan Mental Health Information and Events: 

Dial 988 – for Mental Health resources in your area. Suicide Hotline 855-278-4204. NAMI Warmline (multilingual): 408-453-0400 Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm. For more information click here.

When a Loved One Dies by Suicide - series intended to bring the message of the book "How to discern God's Will for your Life". Resource from Deacon Ed Shoener, founder of the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers – for article, free eBook, and more click CRUX: Ministry helps families of suicide victims. 

Parish Mental Health Listening Sessions:

  • Santa Teresa Parish – Hear & Be Heard – Every first Sunday of the month at 1:00pm. Age 16 & up are welcome. More information contact Lynda.demanti@dsj.org 
  • St. Simon Parish – Monthly Hope & Healing Wellness Circle – every third Monday of the month from 7:00pm – 8:15pm. More information contact roselue@gmail.com
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