Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 4, 2021
Dear Parishioners and Friends, 
  
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

Fr. Saju, Fr Gener, and the parish staff would like to wish you and your family a very blessed and Happy Fourth of July! We are so grateful to be a part of this caring community. We hope you and your family can join us for Mass this Sunday, the 4th of July, as we are able to celebrate together!

Many Blessings,

Fr. Saju Joseph, Fr. Generoso Geronimo, & Staff
AN INDEPENDENCE DAY PRAYER

God, source of all freedom,
this day is bright with the memory
of those who declared that life and liberty
are your gift to every human being.

Help us to continue a good work
begun long ago.

Make our vision clear and our will strong:
that only in human solidarity will we find liberty,
and justice only in the honor that belongs
to every life on earth.

Turn our hearts toward the family of nations:
to understand the ways of others, to offer friendship,
and to find safety only in the common good of all.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
LITURGY
Anyone that feels sick, has tested COVID positive, or has been exposed to a person who is COVID positive should stay home and live-stream Mass.
MASS INTENTIONS
July 3 - July 9
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.

Saturday 5:00pm - Oliver C. Latoza
and Rosalia Russo

Sunday 8:30am - James & Vincee Viso

Sunday 10:00am - JW Knapen †

Sunday 11:30am - John Rossi †

Monday 8:00am - Margarita Nilda Ilumin

Tuesday 8:00am - Aureliana Hernandez †

Wednesday 8:00am - Ruby Louie † & Winnie Cheung

Thursday 8:00am - Right to Life

Friday 8:00am - Erlinda Ruiz †
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:
Sherri Voisinet, Keith Oldfield, Baby Chirayil, Barry Furtado, Mary Anne Ravizza, Bud Bucher, Aureliana Hernandez, Maribeth Benham, Elmer Luthman, Phyllis Hilaria Mooneyham
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:
Elizabeth Oliver, Marie Patellaro, Kathleen Coffee, Paul McGuire, Michael Francis Caramelita Kakar, Antoinette Gray, Patti DeNeri, Ramona Corona, Brian Johst, 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.
NEWS & EVENTS
THANKS! GRATITUDE! APPRECIATION!

 Thank you, Joanne Bakke, for 35 years of ministry! 
Joanne Bakke has served as a children’s catechist for 35 years in our parish community. Her love for the children of our parish and her willingness and dedication to sharing her faith will have an eternal impact. Thank you, Joanne! 

I also want to extend a sincere thank you to all our catechists who make our program of Catechesis such a successful and fruitful ministry. Our catechists spend untold hours in preparation and teaching time each week to pass on the Catholic faith to a new generation of believers – your children- and I know that I join all our parents in offering our collective appreciation. This ministry is not only a powerful sign of Christian Discipleship, but it is also the bedrock of each Catholic parish: to pass on Christ’s teachings and faith to others as we welcome the “chain-link” fence of faith which was begun by Christ and His Apostles and carries on today through our families, especially those involved in our religious education program. 

If you hear a calling to share your love of Jesus by being a children or youth catechist, please contact Lerma Simpson in Faith Formation at (408) 294-8953 ext. 321or lerma.simpson@dsj.org.
Joanne receiving the St. PiusX award from Fr. Saju, for her 35 years of ministry as a catechists.
Lunch for our 2020/21 team of CCM catechists: Joanne Bakke, Melissa Madrigal, Esmeralda Tovar, Laura Lau, and Beverly Torres (not pictured) with Fr. Saju and Lerma Simpson.
Thank you, Men's Club, for helping us get our classrooms back in order! 

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the St. Martin of Tour's Men's Club for helping us move all the chairs and tables back into the classrooms. They are an amazing group of ministers that are ALWAYS willing to serve. We are so appreciative of their time and talents!!

Picture to the right:
The Men's Club members: Joey O'Brien, Rodger O'Brien, Kevin Shull, Jim Mazzone, Jim Caputo, Jim Bowen, and Mike Velasco in the teachers lounge with Miguel and Fr. Saju eating pizza after an evening of service.
July 17
Jubilee Games for Vocations
REGISTER TODAY
The Diocese of San José is hosting the Jubilee Games for Vocations at Archbishop Mitty High School in San José. Sisters and postulants will compete in a soccer game for the St. Clare Cup, with high school girls filling out both teams. Priests and Seminarians will compete in a second soccer game for the St. Joseph Cup, with high school boys filling both teams as well. This outstanding community event of family entertainment will follow all the Covid-19 regulations. 
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
We thank you for your continued support during these challenging times! We ask that you continue to be generous as we enter into the summer months. If you would like to make a secure one-time donation and/or setup regular online donations, click here.
Parish Office Summer Hours
Monday -Thursday 10 AM to 2 PM

If you or a loved one is in need of Sacramental care, such as anointing of the sick, last rites, confession, Fr. Gener & Fr. Saju are available. Please contact them directly. Staff Directory
LECTORS & USHERS SIGN UP

Lectors proclaim the living Word of God at Mass. Ushers/Greeters are men, women & youth greeting the people at church, seating them, helping with the collection, and helping keep the church safe and in order. If you are able to help, please click HERE, from your computer, to sign up.
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY
RECENTLY BAPTIZED

PLEASE WELCOME THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN WHO WERE BAPTIZED IN JUNE INTO THE ST. MARTIN OF TOURS COMMUNITY


Ethan Ranjan Fernando 
(child of Ranil Fernando and Sasha Malalasekera)

Taryn Joy Mello
(child of Joseph Mello and Tricia Mlnarik)

Everly Grace Emanuel
(child of Nicholas Emanuel and Nicole Culbertson)

Sarah Nguyen Bugajski
(child of Nicholas Bugajski and Trinh Thi Huyen Nguyen)
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registrations for Catechetical Ministry, First Eucharist, and Youth Confirmation for 2021-2022 are now available. You may access the registration forms through our parish website at http://stmartintourschurch.org/. Forms are also available at our 
parish office. For more information, please contact Lerma in Faith Formation at (408) 294-8953 ext. 321 or at lerma.simpson@dsj.org
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Are You or Anyone You Know Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Life is a journey that continually searches for meaning. The human heart hungers for relationships that nurtures one’s maturity to love and to be loved. Often as one seeks to fulfill these human yearnings, the realization that something is missing from life is made. As one reflects upon this void, it is not unusual to discover that this something is God. This awakening may lead to a turning point in one’s life to commit to a relationship with God and seek out a worshipping community to guide one’s journey in faith. Many will ask the question: How can I become a Catholic? 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the normal way for unbaptized persons (7 years and older) and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition to become a Catholic. The RCIA process is also for baptized Catholics who have received no other faith formation and have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. 

For more information, please contact Lerma Simpson at the parish office. lerma.simpson@dsj.org; (408) 294-8953 ext. 321 
A Closer Look Inside The Church….. 

Chalice, Paten, and Ciborium
Some families have dishes they use only for holidays and other special occasions. When you bring out the good china or the Christmas plates, it’s a sign that this day is not like other days. 

The Mass is that kind of celebration. During that moment in time and space, Jesus himself comes among us. He brings us into the mystery of his sacrifice on the Cross, and he is present under the appearance of bread and wine. 

We don’t use just any cups and plates for the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. Two vessels are used for the Body of Christ, a paten, which is like a plate; and a ciborium, which has higher sides and is more like a bowl and holds more consecrated Hosts. The cup is called a chalice, a word that comes from the Latin word, calix. All these sacred vessels are to be made of precious metals for two reasons. First, we want to give God the best we have. Second, precious metals don’t decay or rust or bring contaminants into what they contain. If the entire vessel can’t be made of a precious metal, at least the inside – the part that comes into contact with the Body and Blood of Christ – is. 
CIBORIUM
COMMUNION PATEN
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July 4, 2021 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Ezekiel 2:2-5 • 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 • Mark 6:1-6 
When the sabbath came he began to teach….and many…said “Where did this man get all this?...” —Mark 6:2 

Have you ever heard these sayings: “You can’t judge a book by it's cover” or “Still water runs deep” or “All that is gold does not glitter”? Each of these statements cautions us to look deeper before deciding the value of something or someone. In today’s Gospel, we see that people in the synagogue had trouble believing that Jesus could interpret the scriptures because they knew him as just another one of their neighbors. They knew his family and considered them ordinary people. How wrong they were about Jesus! We sometimes make the same mistake when we see someone who does not appear to be knowledgeable or successful and judge him or her without really knowing them. The Gospel passage concludes with an observation that Jesus was unable to perform many miracles there because of their lack of faith. How many blessings have we missed that could have come through people we dismissed? 

Prayer: Lord, help me treat all people with love, respect, and dignity because everyone has a valuable role in your plan. 

Action: Write a note of encouragement to someone who might need a friend today. 
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY BULLETIN & ACTIVITIES
Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:
AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY
UPCOMING EVENTS:
July 9th
from 11:30am to 1:00pm
Rosary & Faith Talk
Hosted by Guadalupe Hope Society

Rev. Robain Lamba, Parochial Vicar at St. Nicholas & St. William Parish, will lead us in a rosary for the unborn and their families, and share a faith talk. This event will be in-person and virtual viz zoom.

Please register to attend:
or (408) 447-5433

This event can be found on our website also.

Click HERE for Flyer
July 12-14: Quo Vadis Hybrid Retreat
Quo Vadis is Latin for “Where are you going?” This retreat seeks to help men in high school discern their vocation. You could be called to be a husband, a religious brother, a deacon, a priest… whatever your vocation may be, God is calling each of us to love and to serve Him.
Seek out what that calling is July 12-14, 2021. This retreat is a hybrid retreat for high school men. Registration is free. To register or for more information.
July 14 & August 18th
from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grief Events
This is a welcoming space to explore your grief and gain a better understanding of the emotions you are going through and how you might grow with a foundation of knowledge and prayer.
RENTAL ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES

Now Available! Rent Assistance Programs and Resources: Two programs for Rent Assistance now available! Low-income Santa Clara County residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can receive assistance with rent payments. Visit bit.ly/dsjhh21 to view details on available programs. Post these flyers in your community. 
TAKE ACTION TO STOP EVICTION!

Take Action to Stop Eviction! State Bill 91 prohibited evictions until June 15. Our legislators are meeting now. We need to contact them to urge amending SB 91 in three ways: 
  1. extend the eviction moratorium till the end of the year.
  2. include help for people who are sub-leasing 
  3. pay landlords directly (to eliminate the complicated application process for renters. 
Details on contacting your local government regarding amending SB 91 are on the attached flyer
Visit the Diocese of San Jose
Year of St. Joseph Webpage

We hope that through using these resources you will grow in love and devotion St. Joseph as the guardian and protector of God’s people, the Church. May Saint Joseph and the Holy Family intercede for us in this work of rededicating ourselves to the mission of Jesus Christ.  www.dsj.org/yearofstjoseph 
RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE

Questions?
Please email the Parish Office.