St. Martin of Tours San Jose
PARISH NEWS AND UPDATES
SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
JUNE 14, 2020


We are Resuming Public Masses at Martin of Tours

Dear Friends,

Greetings to you on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ! This Sunday, June 14, we will continue the live-streaming of Mass at 10:00 AM.

Praise God, our church will be open for public worship from Monday, June 15. However, attendance is limited and will be based on sign up.

In order to remain safe, please observe all the parish safety guidelines provided in the signup link , which are based on the guidance of both our bishop and Santa Clara County Department of Public Health. Please remember the CDC suggests people who are 65 years and older or those whose immune system may be compromised, should avoid large gatherings. As you know, Bishop Cantu has indefinitely dispensed the Sunday obligation of attending Mass.

We are asking you to make a reservation to ensure that we abide by the gathering count requirements. Weekday Masses from Monday to Friday will be at 10.00 AM in the Church and will be open for 10 persons. As usual these Masses will be also live-streamed though Facebook Live and Zoom.

On June 20, Sunday vigil Mass will be at 5.00 PM in the church open for 10 persons and will be live-streamed through YouTube, Facebook and Zoom. On June 21, Sunday, there will be three Masses - 7.00 AM, 8.15 AM and 9.30 AM in the school courtyard. These Masses will be open for 25 persons. Entrance will be the gate near the Gym.

Some important guidelines are given in the sign up for Mass section of this email. Please read them carefully. These steps are being taken to lessen the risk to you and your family and help prevent the spread of this illness during our worship time. As new information becomes available about the status of this situation, we will update our plan and practices to meet the current and evolving guidelines. We so look forward to praying with you in person from this Monday. 
 
God bless,
 
Fr. Saju Joseph
 



MASS SCHEDULE FOR THIS SUNDAY (June 14)

Sunday Mass: 10.00 AM English

The Sunday liturgy will be live-streamed through St. Martin of Tours San Jose Facebook Page and through YouTube channel. You will be also able to join the liturgy through Zoom.

For Facebook Live :

Zoom for all Services:
Zoom link and details: https://dsj.zoom.us/j/450372375
Meeting ID: 450 372 375

YouTube Live and Video Links:
June 14, Corpus Christi Sunday Mass:  CLICK HERE

YouTube videos remain available after the service (same link)
St. Martin of Tours YouTube Chanel Link  CLICK HERE


RESUMING MASS

MASS SCHEDULE FROM JUNE 15 ONWARDS

Beginning Monday, June 15th, we will resume daily Masses and Saturday evening Masses in the church for up to 10 people total. Sunday Masses will be outdoors for up to 25 people total. See Mass reservations below. Daily and Saturday evening Masses will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom (see links below).
Weekdays, June 15th - 19th: 10.00 AM -Church
(Reservations for 10 persons & Live-stream)

NEW TIME Saturday, June 20th Vigil Mass: 5.00 PM -Church
(Reservation for 10 Persons & Live-stream)

NEW TIME Sunday, June 21st:
7:00 AM, 8:15 AM, 9:30 AM in the School Courtyard
( By Reservations Only for 25 Persons Each)



Facebook Live for all Services :

Zoom for all Services:
Zoom link and details: https://dsj.zoom.us/j/450372375
Meeting ID: 450 372 375

YouTube Live and Video Links:
June 20, Saturday Vigil Mass: CLICK HERE

YouTube videos remain available after the service (same link)
St. Martin of Tours YouTube Chanel Link CLICK HERE



SIGN UP TO ATTEND MASS



PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT GUIDELINES BEFORE RESERVING YOUR SPOT FOR MASS




  • If you are sick or are caring for someone who is sick or are over 65, please stay home.
  • Please wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth throughout the Mass. Please put it on as soon as you exit your car in the parking lot. Entry can not be permitted without a mask.
  • Please bring your own folding chair (for outdoor Masses only) and hand sanitizer.
  • Please use the bathroom before coming to church as church restrooms are closed.
  • Six feet will be required between individuals or family groups and no physical contact is allowed between groups.
  • We know you may want to visit with others but please remain in your seats once you have been seated.
  • Eucharist will be received in your hand only (not by mouth).
  • Step to the side to remove your mask and consume the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Replace your mask before returning to your seat.
  • Please help us maintain social distancing by staying in your seat until the last song is over.
  • We cannot allow any congregating after Mass.
  • Daily and Saturday Masses will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom.
  • If anything changes, please update your sign up status so that others can sign up and attend the service.


We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming sign ups.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to sign up for Mass.

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.



MASS INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
Saturday, June 13th at 10:00 AM Ben Patellaro
Sunday, June 14th at 10:00 AM Sylvia Busch ICF Deceased Members
Monday, June 15th at 10:00 AM All Souls in Purgatory
Tuesday, June 16th at 10:00 AM Parishioners of St. Martin of Tours
Wednesday, June 17th at 10:00 AM Racial Justice and Peace
Thursday, June 18th at 10:00 AM World Peace
Friday, June 19th at 10:00 AM Justin Semana


To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.


CHILDREN'S SUNDAY ACTIVITY


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.

Robert Rodrigues, Director of Faith Formation

Web Link for Corpus Christi Sunday's Activity : CLICK HERE
Parish Office and Staff Availability
We are Here for You
Our parish office is open on a limited time basis for essential operations. 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 promptly.

Our Phone Number is: (408) 294-8953.

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.


For staff directory and email addresses: Click Here

Please Support Our Parish!
St. Martin of Tours Stewardship

Thank you for your support to the parish! We need your financial support now more than ever to continue our ministries. We look forward to your support during these times when we have no regular Sunday collections. 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 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. We thank you for your continued support of our parish community.

ADA UPDATE
We have a long way to go to reach our ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL GOAL. We are currently at 78% of our goal. To support ADA, please CLICK HERE.

COVID-19 TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS

As part of the reopening process, all volunteers are  required  to complete a mandatory COVID-19 training session. Volunteers must do the following prior to returning:

  • Complete the Certificate of Completion form for VOLUNTEER

  • The Training Video Transcript is available for those who would like to have the information from the training in print. ENGLISH | SPANISH VIETNAMESE

“REV UP THE SEMS” FUN RUN/WALK VIRTUAL!!!

June 15-July 20  
The goal of this event is to raise awareness for Vocations while practicing social distancing!  Join us  (virtually) for our Second Annual Fun Run for Vocations! Run, walk, skip, hop, jump, dance…. .your pace, your space!   
Confessions

Confessions are scheduled by appointment.

Please call the parish office and leave a message for Fr. Saju or Fr. Gener. They will call you back promptly to schedule an appointment and will explain the protocol followed.
Phone: 408-294-8953

CA Disaster Relief Assistance For Immigrants (DRAI)

THROUGH CATHOLIC CHARITIES

The State of California, through Catholic Charities will provide one-time disaster relief assistance to adult undocumented immigrant over the age of 18 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is funded by the State of California. The program is for adults who are ineligible for other forms of federal unemployment or pandemic related assistance, such as the CARES act or unemployment benefits. Please pass this information to others.

Program period: Monday, May 18 to June 30, 2020.
Days of operation: Monday through Saturday
Hours of Hotline: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The first step is to CALL 415-324-1011 (This is Catholic Charities Hotline for this assistance)

For Further Details: CLICK HERE

Second Harvest/Catholic Charities Food Distribution at St. Martin

In response to COVID-19, St. Martin of Tours Parish in collaboration with Catholic Charities and Second Harvest has set up short term food distribution for drive-thru pick up of prepared boxes of food. The food distributions at St. Martin of Tours will be in the parking lot, every Wednesday from 1-3 pm.

A total of 42 volunteers are needed each week from 11:30 AM-3:30 PM. We would love to recruit volunteers from our parish and school communities! Please use this link to sign up as a volunteer through Catholic Charities. Contact Karen with any questions at (408) 410-3222.

To Volunteer for Food Distribution: Click Here

NEED FOOD? please call 1-800-984-3663
email foodconnection@shfb.org  or visit online at: Second Harvest

List of Other Food Distribution Sites : Click Here
Questions?
Please email the Parish Office .