Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 31, 2021
ST. MARTIN OF TOURS SCHOOL NEWS
Catholic Schools Week - Principal's Note
Dear Friends and Families,

National Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education that takes place across the United States. The observance begins the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which this year will be the week of January 31st. Throughout the week we will be celebrating our students, staff, parents, parish, and community members. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2021 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” It is a special week that highlights the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities, and our nation. 

At St. Martin of Tours Catholic School our mission is to nurture and inspire every student to believe and live their faith, achieve their full potential, and roar as they serve in our community and beyond. We believe by living our Catholic faith. Students are encouraged to have a personal relationship with God, embrace the Gospel message, and celebrate their unique gifts. We achieve by developing our students’ abilities and challenging them to problem solve, think analytically, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively. We roar by sending forth students who take responsibility for their actions, are capable of leading others, serve those in need, and stand up for what is right.

We are currently offering in-person and distance learning instruction with our hybrid learning model for TK – 8th grade. If you or someone you know is interested in our school, please contact our Development Office at: development@stmartin.org. I look forward in the opportunity to discuss why we are the best choice you could ever make for your child’s future!

Blessings,
Debby Rodriguez
Principal, St. Martin of Tours School
Tel: (408) 287-3630
LITURGY
MASS INTENTIONS
January 30 - February 5
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.

Saturday 5:00pm - Ben Lau

Sunday 8:30am - James & Vincee Viso †

Sunday 10:00am - Fred Gerritz

Sunday 11:30am - John A. Cambra

Monday 8:00am - Sarah & Nicki Ordes †

Tuesday 8:00am - Agnes & Manuel Bautista †

Wednesday 8:00am - Jose (Joe) Dutra †

Thursday 8:00am - Souls in Purgatory

Friday 10:00am - Warren Schiechl †
PRAYER REQUEST FOR THE DECEASED:

Billie Urbani, Roland Codiga, Noel Fisico, Aisling O'Sullivan, Fr. William Leininger, Gregory Olmeda, Jr., John de Marco
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Tony LaPres, Katie Carlson, Rodel Dimaunahan, Dominican Sisters of Adrian Michigan, Isaias Tovar, 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.
HOLY HOUR
Join us via Zoom for Holy Hour

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH AT 7:00 PM
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
Parish Goal: $ 135,253.00
Parish Participation Goal:100% of households
The programs, services, and ministries supported by the Annual Diocesan Appeal are intended to meet the needs of Catholics here in the Diocese of San Jose. The Church serves each of us, and our financial support is needed to continue God’s work here in Santa Clara County across 54 parishes and missions. 100% of all funds collected over an individual parish’s goal are returned directly to the parish. In 2020 Appeal, 45 parishes exceeded their Appeal goal. Remember to bring your envelopes with you to Mass next week if you have not already mailed it in! For more information on the work of the Diocese of San Jose or to make a gift online, visit www.dsj.org/ADA.

“The measure of your own free-will offering shall be in proportion to the blessings the Lord, your God, has bestowed on you...No one shall appear before the Lord empty handed, but each of you with as much as he can give, in proportion to the blessings which the Lord, god has bestowed on you.” - Dt. 16:10, 16-17
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.
PARISH OFFICE IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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.
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY
FAMILY REFLECTION AND ACTION
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January 31, 2021
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 • 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 • Mark 1:21-28 

“A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.” —Mark 1:27 
Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt the presence of evil? Maybe a TV show scared you, or you met someone who was really mean. In today’s Gospel, Jesus shows us that if we ask anything in Jesus’ name, especially against evil, that he can make that evil go away. What an awesome God! All we have to do is ask! So, the next time you are feeling afraid or hurt, call on the name of Jesus and see what happens. 

Prayer: Dear Lord, your name is above all names. You are Lord, Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Lamb of God. We love you and praise you for your powerful presence in our lives. 

Reflection: When do you feel most fearful? Remember to call on Jesus and he will help 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. Join us on a Lenten journey to see how we can 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 Zoom Book Study on America’s Original Sin, Racism, White Privilege by Jim Wallis. Because of the success of that study we will be repeating it during Lent beginning on February 24th and continuing the following five Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM. Please email Evelyn Ortiz at ortiz.ev22@gmail.com by Monday, February 15th to sign up for the Book Study. You will receive a Zoom meeting ID and password via email about a week before the first meeting. The book by Jim Wallis can be purchased new or used from a variety of vendors.
AROUND THE DIOCESE & USA
Join us Monday February 8 @ 5:30pm
Angst is a film-based education program designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families. Our goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. We will be showing the film, which will promptly be followed by a panel discussion and include access to further resources and materials.
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.
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
February 27, 2021 at 10am
Couples celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries (1st – 5th, 25th, 40th, 50th, and greater) may register using the following link.

This Mass will be a drive-in style Mass. All attendees will remain in their vehicles. Communion will be distributed to you. Due to COVID-19 restrictions pictures with Bishop Cantú are unknown at this time. Additional directions and reminders regarding this celebration will be sent to your email address (Including a live stream link.) Anniversary certificates will be sent to your home address the week after the Mass.

If you have any questions, please contact Yoshy Moreno at yosharany.moreno@dsj.org or at (408) 983-0124.
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
VIRTUAL YOU: NAVIGATING WELLNESS ONLINE
The Virtual You: Navigating Wellness Online program has launched, and registration is open for Youth & Young Adults, ages 12-25.
 
Santa Clara County BHSD along with Alum Rock Counseling and AACI Youth Technology Incubator have partnered to provide these FREE SERVICES which are open to all youth and young adults, regardless of their insurance. Virtual You provides support and services to the youth and young adults in our communities by increasing awareness, engaging youth, and increasing skills. 
 
Participants can register by emailing or calling Lisa Hameed at YouthWellnessCenter@hhs.sccgov.org or 408-961-4700.
 
Learn more about Virtual You: Navigating Wellness Online by watching our video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zK5ycta_T00
 
Our program has also made the local news! Read about us in the Mountain View Voice here:
 
If you have any questions about Virtual You, please contact Catherine Aspiras or Lisa Hameed at YouthWellnessCenter@hhs.sccgov.org
HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION
Questions?
Please email the Parish Office.