June 19th, 2022

 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

SUNDAY READINGS

SUNDAY REFLECTION

Few Updates from the Pastor


Dear Parishioners and Friends,

 

Greetings from Fr. Saju! This weekend, let me share with you few updates.

 

Fathers’ Day Greetings

The parish leadership team and I would like to wish a happy Fathers' Day to all fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and everyone who cares and loves in a fatherly way. Thank you for your life, dedication, and examples that inspire sons and daughters. We look forward to celebrating you at all Masses this weekend and would like to give you a blessing. 


Synod Listening Session Report for You

As part of Pope Francis' call for the Universal Synod, we conducted listening sessions at the parish. Pastoral Council members and a few volunteers collated the responses into a report that was submitted to the diocese, and  directly to the Vatican portal. The Pastoral Council, as promised, has made the report available to the community on our parish website. Please click HERE to access the report. We also had a joint meeting with the Pastoral and Finance Council to discuss follow up actions that can be taken locally as a parish. Those details will be communicated to you in the coming weeks.


Church Restroom Renovation and Matching Grant

Our church restrooms are urgently in need of a complete renovation to ensure ADA compliance, non-slip flooring, and  diaper changing stations. The estimated cost is about $50K. Two of our families, Brian and Theresa Bumb and an anonymous family offered to give a combined matching grant of up to $25,000 for any money raised before July 30. I sincerely thank both families for their generosity. The matching gift will be dollar for dollar. I ask you to please help address this great need, and take this opportunity to support the bathroom renovation. Checks can be made out to St. Martin of Tours. In the memo, please write restroom renovation. Thank you for our generosity and goodness. We will provide an update of funds raised next week.


Thanking you all for being a wonderful community,


Fr. Saju


LITURGY
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WEEKDAYS

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM

In the Church & Online


RECONCILIATION

Saturdays 4:00 PM In the Church

WEEKENDS

Sunday Vigil - Saturday 5:00 PM

In the Church & Online


Sunday 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

In the Church

Please stay home if you are feeling ill, have tested positive, or have been exposed to Covid.

Online Mass Links: Zoom | Facebook

Signup to Lector, Usher, EM & Altar Serve

National Eucharistic Revival

begins this weekend June 18-19, 2022

Please join us for Mass.

Link to Video and Letter from Bishop Cantú.

Mass Intentions

June 18 - June 24

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

Saturday 5:00   Robert Lawrence †,

Maila & Sid Bircher, Juan Soliano †


Sunday 8:30   St. Martin of Tours Parishioners


Sunday 10:00   JW Knapen †, Brandi Duval


Sunday 11:30   Enrique D. Latoza †


Monday 8:00   Steve Peceli


Tuesday 8:00   Peceli Family,

Armani Jeremiah Croffet


Wednesday 8:00   Souls in Purgatory


Thursday 8:00   Steve Peceli


Friday 8:00   James & Vincee Viso †,

Jerry Romero †

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

Fr. Michael Burns, Margaret Dolores McEnery


PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Larry Snapp, Brian Ward, Alexander Licup, Gianna Vitarelli, Krystle Cortez, Brandi Duval, Camille Brinks, Marcia LeRoy, Rosalia Russo,

Helena Knapen, 

Annamary Kethaponkalan

Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.
PARISH NEWS

Celebrating Mass Together


It is such a joy as we begin celebrating Mass at our care facilities and senior centers!!!

A Father's Day Prayer


God, thank you for all the fathers and father-figures in this world and for the many ways you use them to lovingly guide others to Your heart. I ask that you would bless them and give them great joy and peace. May they see You and know You in new ways. Show them how much you love them and care about them. Guide their steps, use their hands, and make them a blessing to others as you continue to fulfill your special purpose for their lives. Amen.


WISHING YOU A BLESSED FATHER’S DAY!!

~ Fr. Saju, Fr. Gener and the Parish Staff

Calendar of Events:
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Friday, June 17th from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Food Box Pickup

Everyone welcome (no ID needed)

Volunteers needed from 3:00 - 5:30 PM, please meet behind the Bailey House

Sunday, June 19th

Happy Father's Day

Please join us for Mass at 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM or 11:30 AM

Monday, June 20th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Scripture Study

All are welcome!!! Please join us in the Bailey House.

Contact Todd Tomlitz at newbeing@pacbell.net or 408-218-0572 with any questions.

For a complete list of Parish events:
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

 Parish Support

We thank you for your continued support!!! To make a one-time or recurring online gift, use the Give Today button below. Thank you again!        

Give Today

PHISHING SCAM


Please be on the look out for any suspicious emails asking for money, that look as if they have come from Fr. Saju, but have not. If you receive anything that looks suspicious, please report it and delete it. 

FAITH: THE NEXT GENERATION PASS IT ON!


Boldly go where many have gone before and help pass on the Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith.


This fall, our parish children and young people, grades 1st through 5th, will sign up to learn more about Jesus and our Catholic faith. You can help them learn about Jesus and be the face of Jesus to them by becoming a catechist for Faith Formation. As you nurture the faith of our young, you will learn and grow as well! As one long time catechist put it, “I learn so much as I teach the faith and from the children themselves!” You don’t need previous experience as a catechist, just a love for Jesus! You will be trained and will learn along the way. The children’s faith formation sessions are on Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm, once a month on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm and on Sunday mornings.

 

High school students who seek leadership points and actively practice their faith, we encourage and invite you to pass down the faith to those younger than you by becoming catechist aides.

 

If interested, please contact Lerma Simpson at lerma.simpson @dsj.org or at (408) 294-8953 ext. 321.   

Please consider serving your
St. Martin of Tours Parish Community


Liturgical Ministers
Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Choir & Environment

Pastoral Care Programs
Befrienders, Food Box, Farm Workers’ Families, Coat Drive, Giving Tree, Welcoming Committee

St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)
Treasurer, Phone monitors, Home visitors, Data Entry, Computer programmers

For more information and to begin your ministry, please complete the Volunteer application online at https://stmartintourschurch.org/volunteer/
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY

Catholic IQ...

Guess Who?

Match these quotes with the saints who said them.


1. He translated the Bible into Latin and said: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”

a) Jerome

b) John Paul II

c) Padre Pio

d) Thomas Aquinas

 

2. He marched around the walls of Jericho until they collapsed and said: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

a) Ignatius of Antioch

b) Samuel

c) Solomon

d) Joshua

 

3. This 16th-century Spanish Carmelite nun said: “Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours.”

a) Joan of Arc

b) Elizabeth

c) Teresa of Avila

d) Ann

 

4. This 20th-century pope lowered the First Communion age from 12 to 7. He said: “Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to heaven.”

a) Benedict

b) Catherine of Siena

c) Philip Neri

d) Pius X

 

5. An uneducated laywoman, this saint of the Middle Ages was an adviser to popes and was later named a Doctor of the Church. She preached: “All the way to heaven is heaven.”

a) Josephina

b) Cecilia

c) Priscilla

d) Catherine of Siena

Answers CLICK HERE

Family Reflection


June 19, 2022 Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Genesis 14:18-20 • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 • Luke 9:11b-17

“Give them some food yourselves.” — Luke 9:13


Have you ever noticed that sometimes adults will do things for you, but sometimes they ask you or tell you to do something for yourself? Why do you think that is? Sometimes they do something for you that you can’t do for yourself yet—like driving you to sports practice. Sometimes they do something for you because they love you and want to do something nice, even though you could do it for yourself, like make your bed. Other times, they want you to do something for yourself to practice so you can do it on your own when they aren’t with you in the future, like learning how to cook something. Jesus was kind of like a parent to his twelve apostles. He wanted them to learn that they shouldn’t always wait for him to do everything for them because if they tried, they could do amazing things too, like feed a huge crowd of people. He asked them to try first, and then he helped them, just like your parents do sometimes.

Prayer: Jesus, help us to do what we can to help others instead of waiting for you to do everything for us.

Family Reflection:  What can you do this week to feed or clothe others for Jesus?

Family Activities


The Feast of Corpus Christi, also known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ celebrates the Real Presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of the Eucharist. Jesus Christ, before ascending into Heaven, instituted and left with us the Sacrament of His Most Holy Body and Blood to perpetuate his presence in the Church and to strengthen us in our daily lives. Here are some suggested activities that your family can do together to celebrate this special feast day.


  • The Eucharist is the center and heart of Catholic Christian life. Make a loaf of bread for the evening meal. Light a candle and say a blessing for the family. Have each member pull off a piece of the loaf as a reminder that we are one in unity with each other.


  • Get out the pictures of your First Eucharist as well as photos from the First Eucharist of all the members of your family. Recall stories about that day and what various family members remember most.


  • Involve family members in preparing a meal for guests. Prepare special signs of hospitality and care. Talk about ways the family can show hospitality in the way you greet guests and care for their needs.


  • Make a meal together as a family and bring it to a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. Share Jesus’ love and care by serving the meal.

Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities

Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:

CLICK HERE

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