Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 16, 2022
SUNDAY 10.00 AM MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED OUTDOORS

Dear Parishioners,
 
With the current Omicron surge, we have had an increased number of parishioners attending the Sunday outdoor Mass at 8:30am. After discussing with the Pastoral Council and staff, we decided to move the Sunday 10am Mass outdoors as well, until further notice. The outdoor Masses have the option of joining in person or in car. We want to ensure that everyone can attend Mass and that they feel comfortable and safe. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our community.
 
Mass Schedule Starting this Weekend, January 15th, until further notice
 
Saturday at 5:00 PM – In the Church (and Live-Streamed) 

Sunday at 8:30 AM – Outdoors (in person & in car)

Sunday at 10:00 AM – Outdoors (in person & in car)

Sunday at 11:30 AM – In the Church
 
We hope moving the Sunday 10:00 AM Mass outdoors, will give all the comfort to attend Mass in person. Please contact the Parish Office if you have any questions.
 
Prayers,

Fr. Saju
Join TODAY at 4:00 PM for Our Speaker Series
 
For over 2000 years, Christians have felt the sacredness of God through stories, stained glass, music, sculpture, drama, poetry, and painting. These arts speak to different age groups, learning styles and educational levels, offering a way to engage respectfully with a multicultural world. We are made in the image of a creative God; we are God’s artwork, and appreciating human creativity draws us closer to the Creator. We’ll explore visual arts, literature, and music in a context of beauty, where no interpretation is wrong. Then we’ll ask how our lives can be works of art.

Please join us TODAY, Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 4:00pm-5:15pm in the church, via Zoom or Facebook, as we listen to Kathy Coffey talk about “The Art of Faith”, inviting us to see with the eyes of faith and to see our own lives as unique and priceless works of art. Kathy Coffey is the author of many books such as Hidden Women of the Gospels, More Hidden Women of the Gospels (Orbis) ,and When the Saints Came Marching In (Liturgical Press). She taught for fifteen years at the University of Colorado, Denver, and Regis Jesuit University. She has won sixteen awards from the Catholic Press Association, the Foley Poetry Award from America magazine, and several others. She has spoken at national conventions such as the Los Angeles and East Coast Congresses, NCCL, NCEA and many diocesan gatherings. Her own spirituality has been shaped by 49 years of parenting and 10 years of grandparenting. A widow, the mother of four and grandmother of six, she lives in the Bay area, CA. For more information, see her website: kathyjcoffey.com.
LITURGY
Please stay home if you are feeling ill, have tested positive, or have been exposed to Covid.
Mass Intentions
January 15 - January 21
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.
Saturday 5:00pm - Right to Life
and Benjamin Arias †

Sunday 8:30am - Dion Campisi

Sunday 10:00am - Jerry Romero †
and Teresita Revilla Pezzia †

Sunday 11:30am - Jerry Romero †
and Henry Ford

Monday 8:00am - Benjamin Arias †
and Felicitas Nulud (Healing)

Tuesday 8:00am - Jerry Romero †

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

Thursday 8:00am - Right to Life

Friday 8:00am - James & Vincee Viso †
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:
Jerry Romero, Verla Perry, Marie Catherine Lindsay, Richard Hernandez, Laura Dominguez
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:
Nadja Haddad, Tony Jones, Michael Joseph, Jose Mendoza,
Joe Arant, Crisanta Tomista, Virginia Tomista, Gloria Calizo,
Luzvimind Smith, Maxamillion Smith, Sofia Rita Vernacchia, Dee Jackson, Jude Corioso, 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.
PARISH EVENTS
Upcoming Parish Events...
Thursday, January 13th
Speaker Series
4:00 - 5:15 PM In the Church, via Zoom and Facebook (see above for links)

Monday, January 17th
Martin Luther King Jr.
Parish Office Closed

Monday, January 17th
Food Box Sorting
5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Bailey House

Friday, January 21st
Food Box Distribution
4:00 - 5:00 PM under the Tents
(Volunteers please arrive at 3:00 PM)
For a complete list of Parish events:
Food box sorting
Monday, January 17th ~ 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Volunteers)
On the Bailey House Patio

Food box packing
Friday, January 21st ~ 3:00 - 5:30 PM (Volunteers)
Meet on the Bailey House Patio

Food Box pickup
Friday, January 21st ~ 4:00 - 5:00 PM (Clients)
Under the Tents

Food Box Program…
Let's get back to volunteering. We need you! We are continuing with our "Client Choice" model, where we will set up a shopping market under the tents outside the church. We need a LOT more volunteers for this model. Please mark your calendars and bring your children back to the program. Covid regulations will be in place, masks are required and closed toe shoes, please sanitize on arrival. Please email tlehane@stmartin.org if you have any questions. Thank you!
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
Parish Support

We thank you for your continued support!!! If you would like to make a secure one-time donation and/or setup regular online donations, please use the GIVE NOW button. We appreciate your kindness! Thank you again!!
Parish Office Hours
Monday -Thursday 10 AM to 5 PM

If you or a loved one is in need of Sacramental care, such as anointing of the sick, last rites or confession, Fr. Gener & Fr. Saju are available. Please contact them directly using the staff directory below.
Liturgical Ministries
Volunteer Signups

If you are interested in being a lector, usher, eucharistic minister or altar server, use the button below to signup. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 408-294-8953. Thank you!!
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY
Dates to Remember
 
RCIA:
January 16 - 11:30 AM session in the parish office
January 23 - 11:30 AM session in the parish office
January 30 - 11:30 AM session in the parish office

CCM (Children's Catechetical Ministry)/First Eucharist Preparation:
January 13 – 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Parent session (Speaker Series) in the church
January 27 – 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM Virtual Family Faith Night
February 3 – 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM CCM sessions for children

Confirmation:
January 13 – 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Parent session (Speaker Series) in the church
January 23 – 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Candidate session in the Community Building
February 6 – 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Candidate session in the Community Building
A Closer Look at Saints…..
St. Joseph

The Gospel of Matthew tells us that Joseph was already
betrothed to Mary when he found out she was having a baby. After an angel came to him in a dream and told him that the child was conceived by the Holy Spirit, Joseph took Mary as his wife and cared for her and the child Jesus. We don’t know much more about Joseph than that. Because he is not mentioned later, we think he died before Jesus began his public ministry.

We don’t know how old Joseph was when Jesus was born. Different stories an traditions have influenced the way artists depict him. Some traditions say that Joseph was a widower, and so he is portrayed as old, even elderly. In other settings, Joseph is closer to Mary’s age, but still a little older, an adult who is strong and capable of caring for his family.

The Gospels refer to Jesus as “the carpenter’s son,”
so Joseph is portrayed holding the tools of the carpenter’s trade. In some pictures, Joseph holds a staff flowering with lilies, which is a sign that God has chosen him. In the Book of Numbers, God gave this same sign when he chose Aaron to help Moses: he made a staff sprout flower blossoms. The lilies from Joseph and Mary were pure in their dedication to God’s will.
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Family Reflection...
January 16, 2022  2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 62:1-5 • 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 • John 2:1-11

 “To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” —1 Corinthians 12:7

All of us are blessed to receive the Holy Spirit twice in our lives in special ways: once at baptism, and then again at confirmation. Jesus even received the Holy Spirit when John baptized him. What does it mean to receive the Holy Spirit? The Scriptures tell us that the Spirit is given to each of us for some benefit but doesn’t explain exactly what that means. Think of any skill or talent you have as a gift of the Holy Spirit that you can use to help someone. If you are good at math or science, then you might be able to use that gift to be a doctor and help sick people. If you are good at farming or gardening, you can use your gift to help feed people. If you are good with babies or children, you can use that gift to be a childcare worker or a teacher. The Holy Spirit is a gift that God gave us to help us know how we can hear and respond to God with the gifts we are given.

Prayer: Dear Lord, teach me how to quiet myself so that I may hear and respond to how the Holy Spirit wants to lead me in my life.

Family Reflection: Have I ever felt led by the Holy Spirit? How did I know it was the Spirit? How can being still and quiet help us hear the Lord?
Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities
Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:
AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY
Join us for REVS vs. SEMS Basketball Game...
REVS vs. SEMS is a fun night for families and friends to cheer on their favorite priests and seminarians in an epic basketball game.

Friday, January 28, 2022 ▬ 6 pm Doors Open | 7 pm Tip off

St. Francis High School
1885 Miramonte Avenue Mountain View, California 94040
Markley Event Center Alumni Gym

Tickets $5 General
All proceeds from the game benefit Seminarian Formation.
Married Singles Lifestyle...

The Married Singles Lifestyle describes couples that may have lost a sense of closeness they once had as marriage partners and are living more like roommates.
Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) teaches couples how to survive times like these in their marriages. This program has helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples experiencing difficulty at all levels of marital distress from disillusionment to deep misery. For confidential information about or to register for the January Virtual Marriage Program beginning with a weekend on January 21-23, 2022 call 408-605-4998, email: SanJose@RetroCA.com or visit our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.org
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
RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE

Questions?
Please email the Parish Office.