February 5, 2023

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Please Support the 2023 ADA

Dear Parishioners,


Greetings from Fr. Gener and Fr. Saju! We are honored and grateful to serve as your priests and witness Christ’s love unfolding daily in our parish community’s dedication, service, and active participation. Each year, the Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) provides a unique opportunity for us to renew our stewardship commitment to the Church and unite with the faithful from all the other parishes in our diocese to fulfill Christ’s mission together.


In his Word, the Lord tells us: “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” 1 Peter 4:10.


As your fellow travelers in faith and priests, we witness this spirit and commitment to know Him, love Him, and serve Him daily in our parish community. Please join us and support our Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) 2023 as we continue "Supporting Our Mission Together".


Your generosity toward the 2023 ADA will provide essential support to St. Martin of Tours Parish and the other parishes of our diocese for programs crucial to the mission of Jesus Christ: Catechesis and Faith Formation, Liturgical Minister Formation, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Life, Justice & Peace, Family Life Ministries, and Ministries for Cultural Diversity.


The ADA also supports the formation and ongoing education of our future priests and deacons, the Institute for Leadership in Ministry for our parish leaders, and professional development for our current priests.


Here at St. Martin of Tours, we will also benefit from your support of the ADA. All funds collected above our parish goal of $148,624 will be rebated directly back to our parish to strengthen and build our local Church community and ministries. In looking toward 2023, our Parish Council has committed to using our 2023 ADA rebate for renewing our Ministry to teen and youth. If in the past you have not pledged, I invite you to prayerfully consider supporting our mission.


We are 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,

Support the ADA Now
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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

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Mass Intentions

February 4 - 10, 2023

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

Saturday 5:00 Joann Brisko †

and Salvador Lipari †


Sunday 8:30 Anthony Salciccia Jr †


Sunday 10:00 JW Knapen †


Sunday 11:30 Rosario R. Bonzon

and Yvonne De Silva †


Monday 8:00 James & Vincee Viso †

and William Sousa †


Tuesday 8:00 Keethaponkalan Pedurupillai †

Wednesday 8:00 Souls in Purgatory


Thursday 8:00 Nohelia Eells †


Friday 8:00 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners


Edward Enos, John Duffy, Mercie Cereno, Ched Ramos Alfonso, Valentino Marcos Alvero, Jaron Maneja, Anthony Salciccia, Bobbie Edgin, Michael Capili Magat, Sonny Covey, Ramen Moran Gomes



Kitty McCarty, Jeanne Demers, Don Peruski, Elizabeth Bulaclac, Reymond Navarra, Gloria Calizo, Crisanta Tomista, Virginia Tomista, Joey Kimpo, Luzvimind Smith, Nina Carine, Danny W. Martinez, Cristina Martinez, Sonia Azevedo, Michael Kelly, Bob Voisinet, Amalia Martinez, Helena Knapen 

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


Calendar of Events:

February 2nd

Holy Hour (Adoration & Benediction) with Happy Hour

In the church at 7:00PM

All our welcome. Please join us.

February 5th

Donut Sunday

In the Community Building after Mass

Please join us for coffee, donuts and conversation.

February 6th

Scripture Study

In the Bailey House at 6:30PM

All are welcome!!! Contact Todd Tomilitz at 408-218-0572 or [email protected]

February 11th

Crab Feed

In the St. Martin of Tours Gym at 6:00PM

Buy your tickets today, before they sell out. 

For a complete list of Parish events:

Scouting Sunday

February 12th

Scout Sunday will be celebrated on February 12th at the 10AM Mass. All parishioners are invited to the Community Building following Mass for a short reception where the scouts will have displays and pictures of their many scouting activities. Please stop by to learn all about the scouts at St. Martin of Tours. They will be happy to answer any question about the scouting program. We hope to see you there!

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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!!

Helmets Needed


The parish has been given a very generous donation of 16 skateboards for the farmworker families. Therese Lehane, our Pastoral Care Director, will deliver them in February. We are sure the skateboards will bring a lot of joy to the children's hearts.

Before they are delivered, we would like to buy helmets to go with each board. If anyone in our community would like to donate a skateboard helmet, we would really appreciate it. They can be sent or dropped to the Parish office Monday thru Thursday from 10AM - 5PM or brought to the Church at any of the masses.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.


Dates to Remember...

Children’s Catechetical Ministry and First Eucharist

February 8

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM student sessions

February 15

6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Family Faith Night

Youth Confirmation

February 5

February 19

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

Adult Confirmation

February 5

February 19

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

Order of Christian Initiation (formerly RCIA)

February 5

February 19

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 12

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM in parish office – session for young children

Family Reflection

February 5, 2023 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 58:7-10 • 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 • Matthew 5:13-16

“…your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” -Matthew 5:16


We are blessed by the Lord all the time. How do we show God that we are grateful for the blessings he showers on us? One way is to begin by saying thank you for our blessings and remembering God has given them to us - we haven’t earned them on our own. Today’s Gospel shows us that if we listen to God and his commands, he will surprise us with blessings, just like Simon Peter was surprised by the HUGE catch of fish. Sometimes we’ll receive enormous blessings that we can’t miss (like Peter’s catch of fish), but other times the blessings and graces will be small, and it will take some thinking to recognize them. Let’s not forget to thank God for those little gifts too.


PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for loving me so much that you bless me all the time. Please make my heart more grateful for the gifts of your love and your blessings that are in my life.


FAMILY REFLECTION: What are some things in my life that are blessings from the Lord? Are there times I don’t feel grateful for God’s blessings? Why?

Catholic IQ….

A self-assessment for your fun and enlightenment.


1. The exchange of vows, called the “giving of ________ ,” is when the sacrament of Matrimony actually occurs.

a) Consent

b) flowers

c) rings

d) wedding cake


2. The sacrament of marriage is one of the sacraments of

a) healing

b) vocation

c) initiation

d) conversion


3. The Sacrament of Matrimony must be celebrated during a Mass.

True or False


4. Catholic couples who had marriage ceremonies outside of a Catholic Church

a) can never be married sacramentally

b) are not free to receive communion 

c) can have the opportunity to give new consent

d) should not live together 


5. A divorced Catholic who chooses not to pursue an annulment and is not remarried should not receive communion.

True or False


Click HERE for answers.


Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass


Couples are invited, on February 11, 2023 at 10:00am, to celebrate their 1st through 5th, 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, and 50+ years of marriage with Bishop Oscar Cantú at the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph. Please complete the registration at www.dsj.org/family-life and attend the Anniversary Mass in-person or virtually. Register at www.dsj.org/evangelization/family-life/wedding-anniversary/

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 
  • St. Simon Parish – Monthly Hope & Healing Wellness Circle – every third Monday of the month from 7:00pm – 8:15pm. More information contact [email protected]
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