June 5th, 2022 - Pentecost Sunday

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SUNDAY READINGS

SUNDAY REFLECTION

Expanding Beyond Our Echo Chambers


Dear Friends,


This weekend we celebrate the solemnity of Pentecost. The Christian community gathered in the Upper Room, awaiting the Holy Spirit, has long stirred the Christian imagination. In our own time when we encounter various issues , when the Church has a long history of Christian faith but now faces many challenges, we might return to this image. Like the first disciples, we often don't know what to do next. What used to work for us doesn't work as well. We need to stay together, honor diversity, reflect upon the roots of our faith, and come out of our echo chambers directed by the Holy Spirit.


Communities are built and solutions are found, when we are willing to go beyond our echo chambers. Closed doors and closed minds are perfect echo chambers. This is true in our dialogues about the gun violence and various other issues as well.  


To avoid echo chambers, Dr. Lisa MacLean recommends looking for ways to challenge what you think you see and believe: 

  • Make a habit of checking multiple news sources to ensure you’re getting complete, objective information.
  • Seek out people who have different perspectives than you. Take care to discuss new ideas with facts, patience and respect.
  • Practice constructive controversy. Use phrases such as, “I’d love to hear more about why you feel that way.” Or, “This is a safe space. We don’t all have to agree all of the time, I’d love to learn from you.” Or, “I respect that you feel that way, this is what I was thinking.”
  • Remember that just because you want something to be true doesn’t make it fact.
  • Read books about experiences completely different from your own. The more we read about others’ experiences, the more empathetic and understanding we can become.


Praying for the Spirit to guide us,


Fr. Saju


LITURGY

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

Mass Intentions

June 3 - June 10

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

Saturday 5:00 Ben Patellaro †,

Napoleon Echivarre  †


Sunday 8:30 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners


Sunday 10:00 Mary Ann Ravizza 


Sunday 11:30 Frances Cathey †


Monday 8:00 James & Vincee Viso †, 

Mary Ann Ravizza †


Tuesday 8:00 Florante Marcelo †


Wednesday 8:00 Marie Evans †


Thursday 8:00 Souls in Purgatory


Friday 8:00 Al & Betty Torres †

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

Cary Gideon,

Michael Leece,

Ron Stroope, Judy Orsi,


PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Larry Grossi, Camille Brinks, Marcia LeRoy, Rosalia Russo, Tony Jones, Annamary Kethaponkalan, Billy Chau, Paul Apodaca, Devika, Joe Arant,

Helena Knapen

Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.
PARISH NEWS
Calendar of Events:

Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM

Evening Prayer, Adoration & Benediction 

Please join us tonight for evening prayer, adoration & benediction.


We will be lighting candles and praying for the 21 victims, and their families, of Uvalde, Texas. 

Friday, June 3rd

8th Grade Graduation

Congratulation to all our St. Martin of Tours Graduates. We will miss you.

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Monday, June 6th at 6:30 PM

Scripture Study

in the Bailey House

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Monday, June 13th at 5:00 PM

Food Box Sorting

behind the Bailey House

For a complete list of Parish events:
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Wear Your Cultural Attire 

for Pentecost Sunday Masses


Reminder: In celebration of Pentecost Sunday, we invite you to express the richness of diversity and culture in our community, by wearing clothing representative of your culture or wearing red the liturgical color for Pentecost Sunday. Let us celebrate diversity and richness of our community.


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Discipleship Passports DUE


The last day to submit your Mass Passports is Sunday, June 5. Please drop off your passports during the 5pm, 8.30 am, 10:00 am, or 11:30 am Mass this weekend. Please make sure your child's name is on the passport, and provide your contact information for notification purposes. Passports will no longer be stamped after May 29. We will renew the Mass Passport program in the Fall.


Passport holders with 25 or more stamps will be eligible for the dinner with the bishop this summer. Special recognition will be awarded to passport holders with 40 or more stamps.

Scripture Study

All are welcome!!!

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


Join us for Bible study for an engaged discussion among a group of caring individuals. Adults of all ages are welcome. We enjoy a warm, comfortable learning atmosphere. We meet on the first and third Monday of each month in the

Bailey House from 6:30-8pm. Questions can be directed to Todd Tomlitz at newbeing@pacbell.net or (408) 218- 0572.


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!


OFFERINGS AND ONLINE GIVING

Sunday Offerings:                    


Week 5/29/2022

Fiscal Year to Date

Budgeted

$8,030

$536,430

Actual

$9195

$531,827


$1164

$4,603

Give Today
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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

Dates to Remember

 

Registrations for the 2022-2023 Faith Formation sessions for Children’s Catechetical Ministry, Order of Christian Initiation for adults, teens and children, First Communion preparation, and adult and youth Confirmation preparation will be available soon. If you are interested in registering for any of these formation processes, please contact Lerma Simpson at (408) 294-8953 ext. 321 or at lerma.simpson@dsj.org 

May Baptisms


Please welcome the following children who were baptized in our parish community in the month of May:


Sicily Rose Gentry

child of

Robert Michael Gentry and Tara Marie Jones


Lennox Louise O’Leary

child of

Nicholas John-Joseph O’Leary and Maybelle Estipona Zarza


CONGRATULATIONS

Catholic IQ...


A self-assessment for your fun and enlightenment


1.  What is the central mission of the Church?

a) building the kingdom of God

b) building churches

c) bingo

d) teaching the Ten Commandments


2. The word catholic means

a) from the Greek town of Katolicos

b) a follower of Jesus

c) religious

d) universal


3. A person becomes a Catholic Christian through the sacrament of

a) Marriage

b) Holy Orders

c) Confirmation

d) Baptism


4. Parents are supported in their efforts to teach and form their children in the Catholic faith by Catholic schools and

a) bulletin announcements

b) cry rooms

c) religious education programs

d) donuts after Mass


5The U.S. is dedicated to Mary under the title of __________.  She is our patroness.

a) Our Lady Undoer of Knots

b) Our Lady of Guadalupe

c) Immaculate Conception

d) Our Lady of Sorrows


Answers CLICK HERE

Family Reflection...


June 5, 2022 Pentecost Sunday


Acts 2:1-12 • Romans 8:8-17 • John 14:1516, 23b-26


 “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always.” —John 14:16


Happy birthday to us! Today, Pentecost Sunday, is known as the birthday of the church. We celebrate that on this day almost 2,000 years ago when God sent the Holy Spirit to be with us always. Jesus’ disciples saw tongues of fire come over each of them and suddenly they could speak and understand many different languages. They changed from people who were hiding out in fear to suddenly being brave and courageous in telling about Jesus’s life and his teachings. Even though Jesus wasn’t with them anymore as a real, live, walking and talking person, the Holy Spirit came to be with them and stay with them forever. With the Holy Spirit’s help in spreading Jesus’ story, suddenly many more people began to believe in him. All of those early believers became the first members of the Church, which is why we say the Church was born on Pentecost.


Prayer: God, thank you for sending us the Holy Spirit to be with us wherever we go, for all of our lives. Help us to remember that with the Spirit’s presence with us, we will never be alone.


Family Reflection: When have you felt brave, strong, or courageous in doing something that normally would be hard for you to do? (That’s an example of the Holy Spirit with you!)

Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities

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

CLICK HERE

AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY

Hope & Healing


Caring for those who Suffer from Mental Illness St. Lucy's is organizing a study group to take a deeper dive into our Bishops' Pastoral Letter - Hope and Healing. Please go to the below link to view the letter:

https://www.cacatholic.org/article/hope-and-healing


On behalf of the Social Justice Ministry team at St. Lucy, they would like to invite you to join this Study Group. The goal of this effort is to raise mental health awareness among ourselves and to formulate actionable mental

health plans for each individual and our Parishes.


Date and time of the virtual meeting, via Zoom, will be determined by the majority after 5/29/2022 when the registration period ends.

There will be several speakers coming to this study group including Barbara Zahner, Deacon Ed Shoener, NAMI, Dr. Chris Miller, and Santa Clara County Suicide Prevention team.


Register by 5/29/2022

using the QR code or the link

https://tinyurl.com/SJMHopeandHealing

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