St. Martin of Tours San Jose

Dear Friends,

This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday—a day we pray for Vocation. Let me, however, focus our reflection on a powerful symbol, which Jesus describes in today’s Gospel: the image of a gate or door.

During this time when Santa Clara County has extended the Shelter-In-Place, there’s one image we can connect ourselves with. It is the image of being a gate. Gates and doors stand as barriers. They serve as protection, but they can also be obstacles which keep us apart from one another. Sometimes our door stands open to others. Sometimes it is shut out of fear or a need for privacy. Gates and doors define the boundary on who is inside and outside. Gates and doors provide protection and shelter. They are the means for going in and going out. During this shelter-in place time, it is good to remember, that some limitations/gates placed before us are for the greater good.

We talk a lot about social distancing. However an article that I read provides a different perspective to re-frame how we look at this very unique period. The author talks about Distant Socializing . The author has some keen insights into how to survive during SIP – ways to help ourselves and perhaps others as well. We hope you find the information useful.

We struggle sometimes with acceptance of the situation, but we cannot change it. Each of us can however, modify our behavior and be a light of hope to family, community and others through encouragement, prayer, and reaching out where one is able to help. 

Please take good care of yourself. Keep up the faith, spirit and share the love. We will get through this by God’s grace. Please continue to pray for us, our country and our world. If the parish or I can do anything for you, please feel free to email me.

Praying for all of you and requesting your prayers,

Fr. Saju Joseph


Sundays and Weekdays Mass: 10.00 AM English

All the liturgies will be live-streamed through St. Martin of Tours San Jose Facebook Page and through YouTube channel. You will be also able to join the liturgies through Zoom.

Facebook Live for all Services :

Zoom for all Services:
Zoom link and details:
Meeting ID: 450 372 375

YouTube Live and Video Links:
May 3, Good Shepherd Sunday Mass: CLICK HERE

YouTube videos remain available after the service (same link)
St. Martin of Tours YouTube Chanel Link CLICK HERE


Thursday, May 7, at 7.00 PM

Facebook Live : CLICK HERE

Zoom Holy Hour and Happy Hour: CLICK HERE
Zoom link and details:
Meeting ID: 450 372 375

YouTube Live and Video Links: CLICK HERE


In the parish website, we have children's Sunday activities posted for each Sunday. A photo where the link is located in the website is provided for you to see. 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.

Robert Rodrigues, Director of Faith Formation

Web Link for this Sunday's Activity : CLICK HERE
Parish Office and Staff Availability
We are Here for You
Our parish office is open on a limited time basis for essential operations. We follow the shelter-in-place and other directives of the county fully. However that does not mean, we are shut down. Parish 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 promptly.

Our Phone Number is: (408) 294-8953.

If you or a loved one are in need of Sacramental care, such as anointing of the sick, last rites, confession, Fr. Gener and I will be available to assist you. Please be sure to call the Parish office to leave a message or email us.

For staff directory and email addresses: Click Here

Please Support Our Parish!
St. Martin of Tours Stewardship

We need your financial support now more than ever to continue our ministries. We look forward to your support during these times when we have no regular Sunday collections. The online donation system that we use is safe, secure and convenient. You can use credit cards, debit cards or direct transfer from your bank account. In order to give online donations and offerings to the parish, please click HERE   .
If you are unable to give online, please remember to mail in your weekly offertory gift to: 200 O'Connor Dr., San Jose, CA 95128. We thank you for your continued support of our parish community.

We have a long way to go to reach our ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL GOAL. We are currently at 75% of our goal. To support ADA, please click HERE. 

Month of May is a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.
For this reason, Pope Francis encourages everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May. This can be done either as a group or individually; you can decide according to your own situations, making the most of both opportunities. The key to doing this is always simplicity, and it is easy also on the internet to find good models of prayers to follow

Rosary at St. Martin of Tours - Monday to Saturday at 9.45 AM through Zoom
(Same link as that of daily Mass)

To Learn How to Pray the Rosary: Click Here

Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless these women, that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.


Confessions are scheduled by appointment.

Please call the parish office and leave a message for Fr. Saju or Fr. Gener. They will call you back promptly to schedule an appointment and will explain the protocol followed.
Phone: 408-294-8953

Second Harvest/Catholic Charities Food Distribution at St. Martin

In response to COVID-19, St. Martin of Tours Parish in collaboration with Catholic Charities and Second Harvest has set up short term food distribution for drive-thru pick up of prepared boxes of food. The food distributions at St. Martin of Tours will be in the parking lot, every Wednesday from 1-3 pm.

A total of 42 volunteers are needed each week from 11:30 AM-3:30 PM. We would love to recruit volunteers from our parish and school communities! Please use this link to sign up as a volunteer through Catholic Charities. Contact Karen with any questions at (408) 410-3222.

To Volunteer for Food Distribution: Click Here

NEED FOOD? please call 1-800-984-3663
email  or visit online at: Second Harvest

List of Other Food Distribution Sites : Click Here

Tony & Alba’s Pizza and Pasta

70+ Free Pizza & Free Delivery
One of our gracious parishioners, Tony & Alba’s is helping to serve the community by delivering a medium take and bake pizza and salad to seniors within their delivery area, FOR FREE . Call Tony & Alba’s at 408-246-4605 Tuesday – Saturday before 10.00 AM for delivery. Please communicate to others in need as well.
Please email the Parish Office .