Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 4, 2024

ADA 2024

Supporting Our Mission Together

Dear Parishioners, 


                I give thanks to the Lord for you and all the parishioners at St. Martin of Tours Parish. As we journey together in this parish year of Eucharistic Revival as well as our diocesan pastoral planning process, I feel incredibly blessed to see how so many of you are growing in your relationship with Christ and witnessing to His presence and love daily in our parish family. 


                Scripture tells us: “Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries” (1 Cor 4:1). Moved by the mystery and gift of Christ’s sacrifice in the Eucharist, as faithful stewards, we are called to respond in gratitude and give of ourselves to share His love with others.  


Each year, the Annual Diocesan Appeal invites us to renew our stewardship commitment to our local Church and our parish, Supporting Our Mission Together. Your generosity toward the ADA sustains vital diocesan ministries that strengthen our families, parishes, and Catholic schools; foster a culture of vocations, provide faith formation, and reach out to those in need with hope and healing. 


In addition to this, your gift provides essential support for our parish needs, as all funds collected above our parish goal of $150,560 will be rebated directly back to our parish to strengthen and build our local Church community and ministries.


My sincere thanks to each of you who have already made your commitment to this year’s appeal. If you have not had the opportunity to do so, please prayerfully consider how you can support Christ’s mission in the Church by making a gift to the Annual Diocesan Appeal in love and gratitude for all the ways that God has blessed you.


Our sacrificial gifts and prayers unite us with the faithful from all the other parishes in our diocese to fulfill the Church’s mission by making Christ present and transforming lives in His love in our parish and throughout our Diocese of San José. Please join us in Supporting Our Mission Together. 


If in the past you have not pledged, I invite you to prayerfully consider supporting our mission. I am confident that this year's ADA will be another success, and a testimony of your commitment to St. Martin’s and the Church's Mission.

Thanking you for your generosity and goodness,


Fr. Saju Joseph 

To make your pledge, please scan the QR code or click on the ADA link to help us reach our Parish goal as we all participate in 

Supporting Our Mission Together.

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February 3 - 9, 2024

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

Saturday 5:00 PM

Ben Patellaw†

Jojo and Nancy Molina

(30 WeddingAnniversary)

Lucila Palmaras Alemania†


Sunday 8:30 AM

All Souls


Sunday 10:00 AM

J. W. Knapen†


Sunday 11:30 AM

Roy de Jesus

Monday 8:30 AM

All Souls

Tuesday 8:00 AM

William Sousa†


Wednesday 8:00 AM

Keethaponkalan Pedurupillai†

Thursday 9:00 AM

All Souls


Friday 8:00 AM

Abel Aljama†


Rogelio (Roy) de Jesus, Sr. Michelle Mangan



Jerry Enos, Spike Standifer, Louise Vento, Egualberto Abaya, Katie Hernandez, Amy Gastelum, Greg Rhodes, Paul Krill, Megan Favoli, Bekah Dominguez, Emma Firpo, Jimmy Verna, Kathleen Lupo, Roberta Williams, Connor Vierra, Frances Pizzo, Tom Rodenfils, Marie Flemate, Rodger “OB” O’Brien, Sr. 

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



Sunday Offering 1/28/2024 Fiscal Year to Date










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Thank you for your generosity!



Jesus Himself said: “Let the children come to me.”


In bringing forward a child for baptism, parents seek to make a life-long spiritual relationship between a child and Christ and with his Church. No matter how close or distant the parents’ relationship with God, the new life of a child stirred a desire in them to seek baptism for him or her.


How old can my child be to be baptized?

Children may be baptized as infants up until their 7th birthday. If the child is older than seven (7) years old, they need to attend the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) sessions to prepare for the Sacrament of Baptism.


What is the process of the baptism in our parish? Please find it by going to our website and click under Sacrament - Baptism, or by clicking this link


For more information about infant Baptism, pleases contact Merry Kaelani - [email protected]


Our next Baptism Preparation Class will be offered on February 13 at 4:00 PM through Zoom.

The community of St. Martin of Tours is praying to support our catechumens and candidates in deepening their relationship with Christ while they are on their journey in preparation to receive Sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.


Please pray for all catechumens and candidates who celebrate the

Rite of Acceptance/Welcome.

Novembre De Bernardo

Gianna Grace Vern

Parker Tate Way

Isabella Mayling Stipe

Bennett Daniel Stipe

Mussie Kidane

Matheos Kidane

Anthony Greg Escobar

Lander Dayne Levita

Nicholas Ernest Jacob Zeppa

Millen Debesay Kidane

Whitney Todd Stipe

Trenton Anthony Madej

Kevin Koufax Madej

Hannah Skye Park

Zoey Chan Park

Oliver Chan Park

Janey Sher Chan

Monica Ann Chavira


Dear parents and children, kindly click on the link below to download and print out catechetical activity for children for this weekend. This link is updated every week with activities that corresponds to the readings and Sunday celebrations.



Find out if God is calling you to consecrated life. Meet other nuns and religious of San Jose. Experience their life and get your questions, doubts, concerns answered. Meet other women like you who are discerning.

To find more details and to register CLICK HERE

Couples celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries (1st – 5th, 25th, 40th, 50th, and greater) this year are invited to attend the celebration mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in downtown San Jose.

The couples will renew their wedding vow and receive a blessing at the celebration by the Bishop. Wedding Anniversary certificates will be mailed. If you and your spouse wish to attend and receive a certificate, REGISTER HERE

Diocese of San Jose 2023 Pastoral Plan 

The Diocesan Pastoral Plan was unveiled on December 6. It is based on four pillars. The detailed action plan and the phases of implementation are included in the published version. A link to the published version in given below. I encourage you all to look at it as we move toward the implementation phase. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us in every step of its implementation.


Diocese of San Jose Impact Report 2022-2023

Learn about the impact of the Diocese of San José ministries over the past year that serve more than 528,000 Catholics in Santa Clara County, including 54 parishes, missions and pastoral centers, and 34 Catholic schools. Click here to read the full report. 

Stay up to date with Diocesan wide news, events, and stories as well as news from the USCCB and the Vatican. Read the Bishop’s messages, see what our children are doing in school, and learn about upcoming community events. Follow the Diocese of San Jose on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Vimeo. Social Media Posts: Facebook Instagram
The Valley Catholic
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Behavioral Health Services, Santa Clara County - Flyer
Youth & Young Adult Wellness Online
Food & Rental Assistance
Free Meals for Kids - Second Harvest
Rental Assistance in the Community

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Food Distribution

Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Food & Nutrition Support

St. Vincent de Paul


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