January 22, 2023

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY READINGS

SUNDAY REFLECTION

Thank you for your generosity and support!!!


Thank you to all of the St. Martin of Tours parishioners who so generously responded to the Parish appeal to review your offertory giving.  Your continued support provides the Parish with the necessary resources to support our important ministries including liturgy, faith formation and outreach.  Please accept our thanks and may God bless you, your families and our Parish.  


-Father Saju and Father Gener  

LITURGY
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WEEKDAYS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 AM

In the Church & Online


Wednesday 8:15 AM

In the Church & Online

WEEKENDS

Sunday Vigil - Saturday 5:00 PM

In the Church & Online


Sunday

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

Online Mass Links: Zoom | Facebook

Signup to Lector, Usher, EM & Altar Serve

Mass Intentions

January 21-27, 2023

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

Saturday 5:00 Robert Gouin †

 

Sunday 8:30 Robert Lencioni †

 

Sunday 10:00 Anthony Salciccia, Jr. †

 

Sunday 11:30 Narciso Cruz †

 

Monday 8:00 Elizabeth Bulaclac

 

Tuesday 8:00 Olivia Morales †

Souls in Purgatory

 

Wednesday 8:00 Ram Contreras †

 

Thursday 8:00 Carmen Bustos †

 

Friday 8:00 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

Michael Capili Magat, Sonny Covey, Ramen Moran Gomes, Jaron Maneja, Carmen Bustos, Tony Jones

  

 PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

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.

PARISH NEWS & EVENTS

Calendar of Events:

January 20th

Food Box Distribution

under the tents from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

(Volunteers meet behind the Bailey House at 3PM)

January 27th

Prayer Shawl

In the Bailey House from 12:30—2:00PM

For more information, please contact Mary Kay at mktocce2@aol.com

January 29th

Donut Sunday

In the Community Building after Mass

Please join us for coffee, donuts and conversation.

February 1st

St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Meeting

in the Bailey House from 7:00-9:00PM

For more information, please contact Mary Kay at mktocce2@aol.com

February 2nd

Holy Hour (Adoration & Benediction) with Happy Hour

In the church at 7:00PM

All our welcome. Please join us.

February 6th

Scripture Study

In the Bailey House at 6:30PM

All are welcome!!! Contact Todd Tomilitz at 408-218-0572 or newbeing@pacbell.net

For a complete list of Parish events:

Attention Discipleship

Passport Holders

 

Don't forget to get your passports stamped after each Saturday and Sunday Mass. Discipleship passport holders who have earned at least 20 stamps by this weekend, January 21 and 22, will receive a $5 gift card. Children are also invited to enjoy hot chocolate and donuts (or cookies) with Father Gener after the 5 PM Mass on February 18 and after all Masses on February 19.

Food Box Program


The Food box program helps anyone that is food insufficient in our area. Distribution is always on the third Friday of the month from 4:00PM – 5:00PM in the parking lot. We offer fresh fruit and veg, dairy, bread, dry goods and canned food. All are welcome to come shop for their families.   

Food box pickup (Clients)

Friday, January 20th ~ 4:00 - 5:00 PM

 

Food box packing (Volunteer)

Friday, January 20th ~ 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Meet on the Bailey House Patio

 

If you have any questions, please email Therese Lehane at tlehane@stmartin.org. Thank you!!

STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

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!!

Give Today

We are looking for volunteers to help in the following ministries. Please stop by the parish office or contact Maria Moore at maria.moore@dsj.org for more information. Thank you!!

 

Liturgical Ministers

Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Choir & Environment

 

Pastoral Care Programs

Homebound Visits, Food Box, Farm Workers’ Families, Coat Drive, Giving Tree, Welcoming Committee

 

Faith Formation

Catechists for CLOW & CCM

 

St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)

Phone monitors, home visitors, Data Entry, Computer programmers

 

Parish Office

Office related assistance, such as, greeting visitors, answering phones, updating and maintaining contact lists

FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY

Dates to Remember...


Children’s Catechetical Ministry and First Eucharist

January 25

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM CCM sessions

 

Youth Confirmation

January 22

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

 

Adult Confirmation

January 22 & February 5

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


Order of Christian Initiation (formerly RCIA)

January 22 & February 5

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM session

Adults – parish office

Youth – Bailey House 

 

January 29

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

Family Reflection


January 22, 2023 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

            Isaiah 8:23-9:3 • 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 • Matthew 4:12-23

 “Come after me and I will make you fishers of people” -Matthew 4:19

 

Have you ever been fishing? It can be really fun. First, you find a nice quiet spot and set up all your gear. Then you bait your hook, cast it in the water, and wait for a fish to swim by and bite. When it happens, it is so exciting. You pull your fish in and want to show it to everyone because you are so proud. Now, if you look at today’s gospel reading, you may ask yourself, how would you catch people? Jesus is trying to show us that if we use the same ideas you use in fishing, it is possible to ‘catch people’ and bring them to Jesus. First, you need to find a nice quiet spot so you can pray and ask Jesus to help you bring people to him. Then, the bait you use is love, kindness, patience; any good virtues can work. Just imagine how good it would feel to know you helped people experience love, acceptance, or peace like Jesus did. Then you would be a fisher of people.

 

PRAYER: Dear Lord, show me how to ‘catch people’ for your glory.

 

FAMILY REFLECTION: How do you try to “catch” others for Jesus?

Catholic IQ….

A self-assessment for your fun and enlightenment.

 

1. Who was Jesus talking to when he said the Lord’s prayer?

a) Saul

b) his disciples

c) the Samaritan woman at the well

d) the Pharisees

 

2. Who prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see?”

a) Moses                                 b) Elisha

c) Peter                                   d) Jesus

 

3. What did Eli think of Hannah as she prayed in the temple?

a) He thought she was drunk

b) He thought she was frail

c) He thought she was about to die

d) He thought she was not sincere

 

4. While praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Who was this?

a) Abraham b) Peter

c) Moses d) Jesus

 

5. Which prisoners experienced an earthquake after praying?

a) Paul and Silas

b) Dismas and Gestas, the two thieves who were crucified next to Jesus

c) Peter and Bartholomew

d) Joseph and Elijah


Click HERE for answers.

AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY

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 caddsjbrite@gmail.com.

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 Lynda.demanti@dsj.org 
  • St. Simon Parish – Monthly Hope & Healing Wellness Circle – every third Monday of the month from 7:00pm – 8:15pm. More information contact roselue@gmail.com
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