Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time
July 26, 2020
MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

Dear Friends,

Greetings form Fr. Saju!

There is a famous quote from Wallace Stegner “A brook would lose its song if God removed the rocks.” This is a quote with different layers of meaning. Although Stegner was truly referring to a mountain brook as he was a naturalist who worked to save the wilderness of the west, it also refers to the rocks that lie in each of our paths. For truly, we would each lose our song, our voice, our individuality if we removed the rocks. Therefore, it is important to embrace and celebrate differences, understand challenges of others, and their beauty. This will help us to grow beyond prejudice and racism to listen to the beauty of others' song as well. Help each one to sing their song, for they are precious.

This weekend's Gospel reading present before us two parables of the kingdom - the parables of the hidden treasure and the precious pearl. In both cases, the person who found it had to sell or let go of what he had to embrace or acquire the greater treasure. I hope and pray that we will be able to take this message to heart during this pandemic. We will have to let go of some of our comforts and what we want to do to embrace the greater well being and health of all by following the directives given by health professionals.

Praying for you and requesting your prayers,

Fr. Saju Joseph


LITURGY

Mass Schedule


WEEKDAYS
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM in the Church
(Live-stream)

WEEKENDS
Sunday Vigil - Saturday 5:00 PM in the Church
(Live-stream)

Sunday 8.30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM in the School Courtyard
Additional Masses will be added if all scheduled Masses are full, so please sign up early.  
Live-Stream Mass
Mass Intentions
July 25th - July 31st
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.
Saturday, July 25th at 5:00pm
Alex Stelmaszcyk

Sunday, July 26th at 8:30am
James & Vincee Viso †

Sunday, July 26th at 9:30am
Veronica Herrera †

Sunday, July 26th at 10:30am
John Rossi †

Monday, July 27th at 10:00am
Souls in Purgatory
Tuesday, July 28th at 10:00am
Marie Evans †

Wednesday, July 29th at 10:00am
Tom & Rosalia Bommarito †

Thursday, July 30th at 10:00am
Ram Contreras

Friday, July 31st at 10:00am
Connie Latoza
BAPTISM
Please contact Lerma Simpson (lerma.simpson@dsj.org) to begin preparation and schedule.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Please call Fr. Gener
or Fr. Saju.
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays
from 4 - 4:45pm
in Mary's Garden
NEWS & UPDATES
OUR AUTOMATIC HAND SANITIZER DISPENSERS AND STANDS ARRIVED!!! LOOK FOR THEM AT MASS.

PARISH DIRECTORY
We are waiting to receive our final proof so we can approve it. We expect to have the printed copies soon after that.

PHISHING SCAM
Please be on the look out for suspicious email that has been going around asking for you to purchase gift cards.  It looks like it is coming from Fr. Saju, but it is not.
Monsignor Joseph Milani
Rest in Peace
It is with great sadness that we communicate the passing of Monsignor Joseph Milani one of the "founding fathers" of the Diocese and first Chancellor of the Diocese of San Jose. He passed peacefully on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in Mountain View, CA. Funeral arrangements are pending. May Monsignor Joseph Milani rest in peace.
FAITH FORMATION AND SPIRITUALITY

Faith Formation
Registration NOW Open

Registration and Information about each program, can be found below:


If you have any questions, please contact Lerma Simpson, our Catechetical Director.
Phone: (408) 294-8953 Ext. 321
Email: lerma.simpson@dsj.org


CONGRATULATIONS!

I would like to congratulate the following children and teens who will be celebrating their First Holy Communion and Confirmations this week (July 25-31). We also thank their parents, catechists and sponsors.
We share your joy. May God bless you all!



CONFIRMATIONS

Logan Busch, Madison Busch, Ava Mitchell, Brian Mitchell, Dillon Zielinski, Alexander Amend, Zoie Lopez and Anabelle West


FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS

Owen Flemate, Willow Chappins, Akira Indigahawala, Sadie Vaughn,
Kennedy Warner, Mason Hambaz and Jenna Perez


Children's Sunday Activities

In the parish website, we have children's Sunday activities posted for each Sunday. Every Sunday, there will be new activities corresponding to the readings posted. They are not only fun for children, but also help for their spiritual growth.

Web Link for July 26 Sunday's Activity : Coloring page: CLICK HERE
Crossword and Solution: CLICK HERE
Word Search and Key: CLICK HERE

ILM 2020-2021 ADMISSIONS
--  NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS  --

The  Institute for Leadership in Ministry (ILM)  trains and forms leaders for service in the parishes through a three-year program of systematic study, spiritual and pastoral formation, and intercultural community building. The curriculum is presented in English and in Spanish. ILM classes start the first week of September. Please go to  www.dsj.org/ILM  for more information. You may also contact the parish office for details.


Virtual Quo Vadis Retreat

The Vocations Office is inviting High School Men to a  Virtual   Quo Vadis  Retreat. It will be held on July 27-29, 2020.  This three-day discernment  retreat  will help them answer the question, “What is God's Plan for my life?” Participants will hear talks from and get to know our current seminarians and find out what life in the seminary is like.  If you know of someone who is interested please encourage them to register. It is FREE. Visit  DSJ Vocations  for more information. 


STEWARDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT   
Parish Office is Open
Our parish office is open on a limited time basis Monday - Thursday. Please call ahead and make an appointments . We follow the shelter-in-place and other directives of the state and county fully. The p arish staff and I will be assisting you by responding to your phone messages and emails. Please leave a voice message or email. We will do our best to respond as promptly as possible. Thank you for your continued support!
Our Phone Number is: (408) 294-8953.
For staff directory and email addresses: Click Here
THANKS TO RON & CAROL!
For their donation that allowed us to fix and remodel the Baptismal Fountain!
THANK YOU TO JOHN TRALONGO

Our parish needed easily accessible mailboxes for all of our ministries, and John so graciously offered to sponsor the whole project. We are so thankful for your generosity and help!!
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS

PAUL DOMINIC & SOPHIA PAUL, ROBERT & MARGARET VOISINET, JOSH BURROUGHS, TIM & TERESA MALONEY, BRIAN & THERESA BUMB,
MARK & COLLEEN FLEMING, DOUG & MARINA TILBURY,
DOUG SALES & LILY ROGERS, EDWARD & VIRGINIA LYNN,
CICI & LUIS MARTINEZ
We thank them for their generosity in helping to sponsor part of the expenses for the audio/video equipment and the Clorox sprayer. As of now, we have $ 7,100 (Seven Thousand One Hundred Dollars).

We are still in need of $ 2,900 (Two Thousand Nine Hundred) more. Please prayerfully consider sponsoring fully or partially.
Please Support Our Parish!

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. In order to give online donations and offerings to the parish, please Click Here . If you are unable to give online, please remember to mail in your weekly offertory gift to: 200 O'Connor Dr., San Jose, CA 95128.
Health & Safety Information
Questions?
Please email the Parish Office .