Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 21, 2024

Pastor’s Message on Eucharistic Renewal

 

My Dear Parishioners and Friends,

 

Two years ago, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops began conversations that led to the creation of the National Eucharistic Revival. This week’s message is to give you an update on this very important theme of Eucharistic Revival and our action plan for St. Martin of Tours Parish.

 

A sub-committee from the Pastoral Council, after consultation with various groups, suggested a list of action items. Staff and Pastoral Council discerned and finalized whatever is best for our parish. Given below are the plans and action items we intend to implement as parish towards this goal.

 

1.  Furnishing the entry room to the chapel in such a way, it could be open for visit to the blessed sacrament and prayer from 8.00 AM thru 2.00 PM, Monday to Friday. The work is in progress.

 

2. Assigning different groups with the task of leading Holy Hour and Happy Hour on the first Thursdays of the month.

 

3. Buying and distributing the book titled “Beautiful Eucharist” to all parish families before lent for study and reflection.

 

4. Eucharistic Revival retreat directed by Fr. Abraham Antony on Saturday February 24th. Mark your calendar. Details will follow.

 

5. Conducting teaching Mass as part of Faith Family Night (This was already done, and we will plan one more)

 

6. Reverencing and acknowledging the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament as we gather for Mass and other liturgical celebrations in the church.

 

I look forward to your participation and support in the above plan of action. I am glad to see many community members around the Eucharistic table on weekends. I also thank the parents for bringing children to Mass. Our children’s liturgy of the word and sacramental preparations have great enrolment. Thank you for being a great community and disciples of Christ.

 

Blessings,

 

Fr. Saju Joseph 

IMPORANT ANNOUNCEMENT



Our old parish office email is no more operative (stmartinoftours@iclould.com).

We are not able to access this account.

Our new office email address effective immediately is:

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Saturday 5:00 PM

Henry Ford †

 

Sunday 8:30 AM

All Souls

  

Sunday 10:00 AM

Joseph Palalay †

Garry Farfan †

 

Sunday 11:30 AM

Edward Enos †

Bill Williams †

Narciso Zruc †

Monday 8:30 AM

All Souls



Tuesday 8:00 AM

All Souls


Wednesday 8:00 AM

Olivia Morales †

  

Thursday 9:00 AM

All Souls

 

Friday 8:00 AM

David Ford †

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

Rogelio (Roy) de Jesus, Arthur Uribes, Jim Ciarico, James D'Oliveiro

 

 PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Amy Gastelum, Greg Rhodes, Paul Krill, John Dowling, Megan Favoli,

Bekah Dominguez, Emma Firpo, Jimmy Verna, Christine Burroughs,

Kathleen Lupo, Ron Zeppa, 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.

PARISH STEWARDSHIP

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Sunday Offering 1/14/2024 Fiscal Year to Date

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PARISH NEWS

Following Jesus' example of spreading the good news

of God's love

 

When we read the Gospel today, we are asked to share the good news of God's love. For some of us, it may sound like a challenging task. But that may not necessarily be the case at all. Every one of us can spread the good news of God's love without even saying anything! Some of us may not realize that we have been doing it. SMILE is a simple word to write, but it may have a powerful impact on others we give it to. Fr. Saju, in his homily 2 Sundays ago, encouraged us to become "more than ourselves," a community, a Church! To smile, it does not cost anything, it does not take effort to give it out. Just pause for one minute to remember the last time you smiled at someone, and they smiled back at you. We'll never know what our smiles can do for others. We'll never know what it means when someone says, "Thank you for smiling at me." But we surely know.. that is the good news! So let's make it a daily goal to smile at people, especially those who serve you at the grocery store, someone who looks unhappy, a friend who is alone on the playground, etc. The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news -- GOD LOVES YOU!" – let’s make the Kingdom of God right here and right now. Dear Jesus, help us to follow your example and share the good news of God's love with everyone we meet. Amen.

 

Merry Kaelani

Inviting new catechists into our Ministry!

Our OCIA and CLOW programs need team members to serve. If you are a fully initiated Catholic, would like to share your faith, learn more about the Church Teaching, and willing to accompany new members in our community, please serve with us to make St. Martin of Tours a new home for those who come to learn and worship with our community.


To help with OCIA, we need you every Sunday from 11:00 AM to 1 PM.


To help with the Children Liturgy of the Word, we need your 8 Sundays a year to proclaim God’s Word to the little ones.


All new catechists will get the opportunity to take online courses from the Diocese for free!


Please prayerfully consider helping in the Catechetical Ministry. Contact Merry Kaelani for further information or scan this QR code to start your incredible journey in the ministry that Jesus started!

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

Prayer cards are available for parishioners

to take home.

KIDS CORNER


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.

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AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY

What:? 

Find out if God is calling you to the priesthood. Meet the priests and seminarians of San Jose. Experience their life and get your questions, doubts, concerns answered. Meet other men like you who are discerning.


To find more details and to register CLICK HERE

What:? 

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 who wish to attend and receive a certificate, REGISTER HERE

The Land is Not Our Own:


Seeking Repair Alongside Indigenous Communities


Consecutive Tuesdays, Jan. 30th - Apr. 16th; 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom.

Join us in honoring and protecting Indigenous rights.


Should you have questions:


Contact Kathy Mattingly: (669) 222-9418 or kat@kajon.com.

Register at: CLICK HERE


Cost: When you register, you will be asked to pay based on a sliding fee scale of $35, $55, or $75/person. Scholarships are available.


For complete Flier CLICK 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.

CLICK HERE

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
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