Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 28, 2024

Quiet yourself, and listen to God

 

               Years ago, as a student at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, I would often hear the name of Professor Robert Schreiter in hushed, reverential tones. A group of students would be coming down the stairs and one of them would say “Bob Schreiter said…” and everyone would listen attentively… and then respond “he’s so good.” When I finally took a class with him, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

 

               But Bob Schreiter, with all his renown and intellectual prowess was incredibly sensitive and curious. Intrigued, I took as many classes with him as I could and found myself attentive to his every word. On one particular occasion, I was attuned when he responded to a student who was speaking about the importance of using a prophetic voice. In his typical gentle manner, he redirected and qualified how a “prophetic voice” was understood in the scriptures. He reminded us that prophets in the Old Testament never sought to be prophets. One does not choose to be a prophet. Instead, prophets are called by God. His message was about discernment. What he made me ponder was the significant difference between passionately speaking about something important to you, versus receiving a prophetic message from God.


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Tom Bommarito†

 

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Robert Lawrence†

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Sunday 10:00 AM

Sandy Gibbs†

Mary Lou Howe†

 

Sunday 11:30 AM

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Peter Nguyen†



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All Souls

 

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Carmen Palmaras†

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

 

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Katie Hernandez, Egualberto Abaya, 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.

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PARISH NEWS

Catholic School Week

January 29—February 2


During this Catholic Schools Week, we thank our Principal, Vice principals, teachers, staff, and faculty for their dedicated ministry and service to Catholic Education. We are grateful to you for forming the minds and hearts of our children to be great Christians, wonderful human beings, and responsible citizens.

 

We are also grateful to all the parishioners, parents, and sponsors who support Catholic Education.

 

May God bless you,

 

Fr. Saju, Fr. Gener, and Parish Staff

FAITH FORMATION

Jesus Himself said: “Let the children come to me.”

 

In bringing forward a child for baptism, parents seek to make a life-long spiritual relationship between a child and Christ and with his Church. No matter how close or distant the parents’ relationship with God, the new life of a child stirred a desire in them to seek baptism for him or her.

 

How old can my child be to be baptized?

Children may be baptized as infants up until their 7th birthday. If the child is older than seven (7) years old, they need to attend the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) sessions to prepare for the Sacrament of Baptism.

 

What is the process of the baptism in our parish? Please find it by going to our website www.stmartintourschurch.org and click under Sacrament - Baptism, or by clicking this link

 

For more information about infant Baptism, pleases contact Merry Kaelani - merry.kaelani@dsj.org

 

Our next Baptism Preparation Class will be offered on February 13 at 4:00 PM through Zoom.

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

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 wish to attend and receive a certificate, REGISTER 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.

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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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