The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 17, 2021
Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) 2021
Dear Friends, 

Pope Francis recently spoke about the need for unity in today's Church.  In his homily, he said, "The Lord did not command us to like one another, but to love one another. He is the one who unites us, without making us alike." 2021 marks the 40th Jubilee for the Diocese of San Jose.  Forty (40) years ago, Pope John Paul II established the Diocese of San Jose.  Since then, we have come together on a journey as faithful Catholics in our Parishes and Schools throughout the Diocese. 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.  Journeying Together Hope, 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.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having given generously of your prayer, time, talent and treasure to continue God’s work here in the Santa Clara Valley.  Your generosity toward the 2020 Annual Diocesan Appeal will provide essential support to St. Martin’s and the other parishes of our local Church for programs like Catechesis and Faith Formation, Liturgical Minister Formation, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Life, Justice & Peace, Family Life Ministries, Ministries for Cultural Diversity and Tuition Assistance for our Catholic Elementary Schools.  
The ADA also supports our future priests and deacon's formation and ongoing education, the Institute for Leadership in Ministry for our parish leaders, and our current priests' professional development. 
I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose. 1 Corinthians 1:10
Here at St. Martin’s, we will also benefit from your support of the ADA.  All monies that are collected over our parish goal of $135,253 will be rebated directly back to our parish to use for our own ministries and other parish needs.  In looking toward 2021, our Parish Council has committed to use our 2021 ADA rebate for catechetical ministry.  Even if you have not pledged in the past, please prayerfully consider supporting this mission.
I am confident that this year’s ADA will be another success and a testimony of your commitment not only for St. Martin’s, but for the Church’s important work in the Santa Clara Valley. With your continued support and dedication, we will genuinely Journey Together in our parish and in our greater Catholic community to build up the Kingdom of God.

Thanking you for your generosity and goodness, 

Fr. Saju Joseph
LITURGY
MASS INTENTIONS
January 16 - January 22
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.

Saturday 5:00pm - Ben Patellaro

Sunday 8:30am - James & Vincee Viso †
Marina Dizon †

Sunday 10:00am - JW Knapen †

Sunday 11:30am - Yvonne Borella

Monday 8:00am - Souls in Purgatory

Tuesday 8:00am - Justin Semana †

Wednesday 8:00am - Gregory Olmeda, Jr. †

Thursday 8:00am - Alan Guinto

Friday 10:00am - Stacia Borella †
PRAYER REQUEST FOR THE DECEASED:

Noel Fisico, Ric Tomlinson, Aisling O'Sullivan, Fr. William Leininger, Gregory Olmeda, Jr., Isabel Costanza
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Monsignor John Coleman, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Isaias Tovar, John de Marco, Alice de Marco, Betsy Doyle, Alan Guinto, 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.
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY
FAMILY REFLECTION AND ACTION
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January 17, 2021 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 • 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a,17-20 •
John 1:35-42
“Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” —1 Sam. 3:10 
Many times, we enter into prayer with a long list of requests—things we think God should do for us because we know what’s best. But in today’s scripture, God is the one calling out to Samuel. When Samuel realizes that it is the Lord speaking to him, he doesn’t say what he wants. Instead, he says that he is ready to hear what God wants of him. As usual, the Bible is setting an example for how we should live our own lives to grow closer to God. The next time you feel like sitting down with your list for God in prayer, try something new. Sit and listen to what God wants to say to you. 
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to quiet myself in prayer to hear what you want to say to me.
Reflection: What are some places where you like to pray? Do they help you quiet yourself enough for you to hear God speaking to you?
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY BULLETIN & ACTIVITIES
Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:
PEACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE
To Recognize and Explore Racial Equity Within Our Community  

This past year we have seen many examples of racial inequity within our own Country. As Catholics and followers of the Gospel values we are called to explore our own complicity (often unconscious) in it and work toward creating a Beloved Community where all people, no matter the color of our skin, are treated equally, fairly and with respect.   
 
Last Fall we ran a Virtual Book Study on America’s Original Sin, Racism. Because of the success of that study we will be repeating it during Lent beginning on February 24th. Details will appear in next week’s e-bulletin on how to register. We encourage you to sign up early because spaces will be limited. 
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
PARISH DIRECTORIES
Our parish photo directories are here. All parishioners that took part in the directory, it is time to pickup your copy of the printed church directory at the parish office!!! You can schedule a time to pick up your copy of the directory by calling the parish office at 408-294-8953. Thank you!
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PARISH AND MINISTRIES
Thank you for your support to the parish! We need your financial support now more than ever to continue our ministries. 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. Please use the button below for online donations and offerings to the parish. If you are unable to give online or at Mass, please mail in your weekly offertory gift to: 200 O'Connor Dr., San Jose, CA 95128.

Thank you for your continued generosity to the parish and ministries,
there will be no second collection this weekend, January 17th.
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
We are in the process of cleaning up our internal parishioner database. Please take a minute to submit your information (see below). This contact information is confidential and is used only to stay in touch with our parishioners. Thank you!!
PARISH OFFICE IS OPEN FOR ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS
Our parish office is open for essential operations from Monday - Thursday from 9am to 5pm. Please call ahead to make an appointment at (408) 294-8953. For staff directory and email addresses: Click Here.

We are Here for You
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.
AROUND THE DIOCESE & USA
9 DAYS FOR LIFE VIRTUAL NOVENA
Join in prayer for the Virtual Walk for Life Novena beginning January 21st – 29nd, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm via Zoom. Join the community to pray the Rosary and hear a Reflection on 9 Days for Life, for the protection of life. Parishes and deaneries throughout the diocese will lead each night. Tuesday, Jan. 22nd Bishop Oscar Cantú will share a reflection. For schedule, zoom links, and prayer resources, click on the buttons below.
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIOCESE 
Opening Mass for the 40th Anniversary of the Diocese of San José Jubilee Celebration

Please join us on Saturday, January 30 at 11am via Diocese of San José Facebook
 
NEXT JUBILEE EVENTS
  • Mar 19, 2021: Anniversary Mass, 7:00 pm, at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
  • May 01, 2021: Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, 11:00 am (details TBA)
  • Aug 11, 2021: Feast of Saint Clare, 7:00 pm (details TBA)
  • Nov 21, 2021: Closing Mass (details TBA).
 
Please visit this webpage for more detailed and updated information.
POPE DEDICATES 2021 AS YEAR OF ST JOSEPH
Pope Francis has announced a special year dedicated to St. Joseph starting from 8 December 2020 until 8 December 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, as well as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. It is also so fitting that this coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of San Jose.

The Apostolic Penitentiary also issued a decree granting special indulgences for the duration of the special year to celebrate the anniversary and “to perpetuate the entrustment of the whole Church to the powerful patronage of the Custodian of Jesus.”
GRIEF BOOT CAMP 2021

Monday evenings 7 PM - 8 PM
beginning January 11 - February 15
Come one week or every week 
Sponsored by San Jose Catholic Cemeteries
Facilitator: Candee Lucas, After Care Coordinator
Men's Virtual Discernment Weekend

January 29-31, 2021. 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.

Click here for more information or contact vocations@dsj.org.
Women's Virtual
Discernment Weekend
 February 5-7, 2021What 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 18-40 to a free bilingual retreat weekend!  

Click here for more information or contact vocations@dsj.org.
RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE
HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION
Questions?
Please email the Parish Office.