Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 20, 2021
PASTOR'S NOTE - ON FACING THE STORMS OF LIFE

Dear Parishioners and Friends,
 
There is a story of about a captain who in his retirement skippered a boat taking day trippers to the Shetland Islands. On one trip the boat was full of young people. They laughed at the old captain when they saw him saying a prayer before sailing out, because the day was fine and the sea was calm. However they weren't long at sea when a storm suddenly blew up and the boat began to pitch violently. The terrified passengers came to the captain and asked him to join them in prayer. But he replied, "I say my prayers when it's calm. When it's rough I attend to my ship." -

There is a lesson here for us. If we cannot and will not seek God in the quiet moments of our lives, we are not likely to find him when trouble strikes. But if we learn to seek him in quiet moments, then most certainly we will find him when the going gets rough.

With prayers and blessing,

Fr. Saju

LITURGY
To ensure the health and welfare of all, 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. Please remember to social distance and wear your mask to Mass. For further information, click HERE.
MASS INTENTIONS
June 19 - June 25
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.

Saturday 5:00pm - Justin Semana
and Trindad Custodia

Sunday 8:30am - Antoinette Seeley
and James & Vincee Viso

Sunday 10:00am - JW Knapen †
and Sidney Flores †

Sunday 11:30am - Enrique D. Latoza †
and Mary Anne Ravizza †

Monday 8:00am - Sue Rianda †

Tuesday 8:00am - St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Wednesday 8:00am - Right to Life

Thursday 8:00am - St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Friday 8:00am - Ruby Louie † & Winnie Cheung
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:
Mary Anne Ravizza,
Bud Bucher,
Aureliana Hernandez,
Maribeth Benham,
Elmer Luthman,
Phyllis Hilaria Mooneyham
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:
Kathleen Coffee,
Paul McGuire,
Michael Francis
Caramelita Kakar,
Sherri Voisinet,
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
FATHER'S DAY BLESSING
To all our fathers and our priests
 
God our Father, we give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.
 
We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; may they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
 
We pray for fathers whose children are lost or suffering; may they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
 
We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide us with
fatherly love and advice.
 
We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.
Amen.
FOOD BOX
Let's get back to volunteering. We need you! 

Food box packing Friday June 18th 3-5.30
(for volunteers)

Food Box pick up Friday June 18th 4-5.30 (for clients)

Next Month (July 16th 3-6pm) we will go back to our "Client Choice" model, where we will set up a shopping market under the tents outside the church (just like we used to do in the Gym pre-Covid). We will need a LOT more volunteers for this model. Please mark your calendars and bring your children back to the program. Covid regulations will still be in place, masks are required and closed toe shoes, please sanitize on arrival. Please email tlehane@stmartin.org if you have any questions. 
PEACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word”.
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In this quote from his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Dr. King expresses his belief that people will one day leave racial injustice behind. He aligns racism with war, and peace with brotherhood. In line with his adherence to nonviolent protests and civil disobedience, he states that truth and love will ultimately win.
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
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.
If you would like to make a secure one-time donation and/or setup regular online donations, click here. Donations for upcoming Second Collections can also be made online. Thank you for your continued financial support!!
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
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY
A Closer Look Inside The Church….. 

The Tabernacle 
When God’s people traveled through the wilderness and through the Promised Land, they carried the precious tablets of the Ten Commandments with them in a container called the ark of the covenant. Whenever they stopped, they erected a tent over the ark, a tent of meeting where God was present in a powerful way. Nearby, a flame always burned. We sometimes refer to this tent as a “tabernacle” or “dwelling place”. 
In our churches, a tabernacle is the place where the Eucharist is reserved. It must be locked, and it may be located in the sanctuary of the main church or in another chapel close by. An oil lamp or wax candle – not an electric light! – must burn nearby. That’s a sign that Jesus is present. It’s an invitation for us to draw near to Jesus in prayer and to take comfort that he’s with us. 
In the Church’s history, tabernacles have been made in different shapes, all with different meanings. A tabernacle can look like a house because it’s the Lord’s dwelling place. It can look like a tower or a box holding a treasure. In ancient Christianity, it was common to reserve the Eucharist in a container shaped like a dove hung from the ceiling. This was a sign of the Holy Spirit, through whose power the Word of God became flesh in Mary’s womb and now becomes the Bread of Life for us. 
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 
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 June 20, 2021 - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Job 38:1, 8-11 • 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 • Mark 4:35-41
“Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” —Mark 4:40 

If you have ever been on an airplane when turbulence bounces it around, you know how unsettling it can be. When the pilot or flight attendant comes on the loudspeaker and announces there is nothing to be concerned about—it’s just a temporary change in the wind or air pressure—you sigh in relief. But it wouldn’t be unusual to still be a little worried. Why is that? Well, probably it’s because it’s hard to place our trust in another human being, even if he or she seems very qualified. In our Gospel today, a storm threatens to capsize the boat in which Jesus and his disciples are sailing. Jesus isn’t the least bit worried. In fact, he’s fast asleep! His disciples, on the other hand, are terrified. They wake Jesus and he calms the storm with just a wave of his hand. They have seen Jesus perform other miracles, but still they are amazed that he can control creation. When we are faced with frightening situations, it might be hard for us to believe that Jesus can change our predicament. This Gospel should remind us that God can do anything!

Prayer: Lord, please give me unwavering faith that you are God, and you will not abandon me.

Reflection: As a family, write a simple prayer that you can all pray when you are afraid. 
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY BULLETIN & ACTIVITIES
Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:
AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY
UPCOMING EVENTS:
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.
July 17 (Save the Date)
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. Buy tickets or register to play or volunteer: 
RENTAL ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES

Now Available! Rent Assistance Programs and Resources: 2 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. Please share images to your social media: Facebook1Instagram1Facebook2Instagram2
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 
Covid-19 Vaccines
Explained Ethics

As a faith community concerned about the sanctity of human life, the Diocese of San Jose encourages everyone to strongly consider getting vaccinated, after consulting their physicians or health care providers, for the sake of their own health and the common good of our community. The vaccines are safe and free. Health insurance and immigration status will not affect your eligibility. You can learn more about the moral and ethical issues regarding COVID-19 vaccines and why they have been deemed morally acceptable by the Church by visiting:  https://www.dsj.org/covid19vaccines/

Vaccine Informational Handouts: Please share with your communities this double-sided flyer covering the basics on the ethics and science of vaccines. English | Spanish | Vietnamese
RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE

Questions?
Please email the Parish Office.