MAY 1, 2022 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

ABOUT THE NEW TAPESTRY IN THE CHURCH

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


Many of you may have already noticed the new tapestry in our church over the choir area. The images in the tapestry are of none other than our patron saint –St. Martin of Tours. Kindly take a closer look at the image.


The Left Side of the Tapestry:

St. Martin is best known for the account of his using his military sword to cut his cloak in two, to give half to a beggar clad only in rags in the depth of winter. Legend has it that Martin, while he was a young soldier stationed in the land of Gaul – now France – chanced upon a shivering, miserable beggar clutching his rags about him in the bitter cold one day. He noticed no one was helping the man, but Martin had nothing with him but the soldier’s clothes he wore. Overcome with concern, Martin removed his heavy wool cavalry cloak and cut it in two, then gave half to the beggar.


Later, Martin had a vision in which Jesus was wearing the half-cloak he’d given the beggar. In his dream, Jesus told the Angels around him that it had been given to him by Martin. Martin immediately became baptized, and not long after, he refused to fight the invading French on grounds of conscience, landing in prison. When the invaders suddenly decided to enter peace negotiations, Martin was released and obtained a discharge from the army.


The Right Side of the Tapestry

The right side of the tapestry has the image of St. Martin, when he became a bishop. In AD 371 Martin was acclaimed bishop of Tours where he impressed the city with his ministry. He had been drawn to Tours by a ruse — he was urged to come to minister to someone sick — and was brought to the church, where he reluctantly allowed himself to be consecrated bishop. According to one version, he was so unwilling to be made bishop that he hid in a barn full of geese, but their cackling at his intrusion gave him away to the crowd; that may account for complaints by a few that his appearance was too disheveled to be commensurate with a bishopric, but the critics were hugely outnumbered.


I would like to thank Ana and Roberto Collins for sponsoring the tapestry.


Blessings,


Fr. Saju

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SUNDAY REFLECTION

LITURGY

WEEKDAYS

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM

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RECONCILIATION

Saturdays 4:00 PM In the Church

WEEKENDS

Sunday Vigil - Saturday 5:00 PM

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

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Mass Intentions

April 30 - May 6

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

Saturday 5:00 Lucila & Florentino Alemania †, Donnie & Debbie Edmonds, Grace Squattrito †


Sunday 8:30 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners


Sunday 10:00 Joe Salberg †, Marcelino Pintor


Sunday 11:30 Ronnie Kurz


Monday 8:00 James & Vincee Viso †


Tuesday 8:00 Souls in Purgatory, Lucila Palmaras Alemania †


Wednesday 8:00 Kathleen Mary & Ronald James Sieben †, Rose Scudero Jones †


Thursday 8:00 Don Bowen †


Friday 8:00 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

Siji Sojan, Lou Flores, James Christopher Harvey, Brian Johst, Don Bowen



PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Billy Chau, Tony Jones, Joe Arant, Helena Knapen, Flor Domingo, Pamela Dunbar, Greg Rocha, Paul Apodaca, Devika


Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.
Liturgical Ministry Signups for ALL Masses

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PARISH NEWS
Calendar of Events:

Monday, May 2nd from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Scripture Study

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.

Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 PM

Holy Hour Adoration & Benediction

Please join us in the Church

For a complete list of Parish events:

Synod ~ Sharing Your Feedback

Share your feedback for the Vatican's Universal Synod: If you could not attend an Universal Synod listening session in the Diocese of San Jose, please

share your feedback with Pope Francis by taking our online survey! English | Spanish | Vietnamese. Survey deadline is April 30. To learn more about the Synod, visit https://www.dsj.org/universal-synod/

Donate your gently used Books

Storytime Books is holding a book donation drive at the Masses on April 30 and May 1. Please bring your gently used children's books—preferably for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, but we'll take books for all young readers—in any language. Our mission is to give collected children's books to families who need them. Many thanks in advance for your gift of literary treasure.

Speaker Series


Forgiveness is a major theme in Scripture. Please join us on Thursday, May 12 from 4pm to 5:15 pm inside the church as we listen to Father James Okafor reflect on the topic of Forgiveness. Father James is currently a lecturer at Santa Clara University’s Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries and is parochial vicar at St. Frances Cabrini parish.

Our Food Box Program


We are so grateful to Therese Lehane and Karen Guldan for their dedication and continuous support in running the St. Martin of Tours food box program. And to all their wonderful volunteers who pickup and deliver food to our facility every week, show up after work or school on Mondays to help sort and prepare for distribution, and run around on Fridays to ensure every client receives what they need. We so appreciate everything you do! If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Therese Lehane, tlehane@stmartin.org.


Food box sorting

Monday, May 16th ~ 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Volunteers)

On the Bailey House Patio

Food box packing

Friday, May 20th ~ 3:00 - 5:30 PM (Volunteers)

Meet on the Bailey House Patio

Food Box pickup

Friday, May 20th ~ 4:00 - 5:00 PM (Clients)

Under the Tents


We will continuing with our "Client Choice" model, where we will set up a shopping market under the tents outside the church. Food is distributed to anyone in need (ID not needed). If you would like to donate items, please contact Therese Lehane, tlehane@stmartin.org to find out what is needed. Thank you again for all of your support and god bless!!

Scouts Flag Retirement


B.S.A TROOPS 390 AND 2390 ARE HONORED TO PROVIDE A FLAG RETIREMENT SERVICE FOR THE ST. MARTIN’S COMMUNITY. THE RETIREMENT CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 30, 2022 IN MARY’S GARDEN, ST. MARTIN OF TOURS FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON.


A flag which is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display may be retired. Please place the flag in the box adjacent to the main church entrance by May 29, 2022. You may attach a note to the flag with any history you would like to share. (Family name, when and where the flag has been displayed etc.) The note will be read aloud as part of the retirement ceremony. United States flags only, please.

STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

ADA Support


Our goal this year is $142,329. If you have not made your pledge, please drop it in the Sunday basket or go online to our website, stmartin.org. All donations above our goal are rebated back to the parish. Thank you so much for your continued support!!

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Diocesan Priests’ Retirement

2nd Collection May 7/8


Say thank you to our retired and elderly priests who devoted their lives to serving others. Please give to next week’s Diocesan Priests Retirement Appeal. Learn more at www.dsj.org/priests-retirementsts offered a lifetime of

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

Dates to Remember

 

CCM (Children’s Catechetical Ministry)/First Eucharist Preparation:

April 28 – 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM CCM sessions

May 5 –  4:00 PM to 5:15 PM CCM sessions

May 7  -  1:00 PM Rehearsals for First Eucharist Masses in the church

                   Children scheduled for:

                   5/14 5:00 PM Mass rehearsal time is 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

                   5/15 10:00 AM Mass rehearsal time is 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

                   5/15 11:30 AM Mass rehearsal time is 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

 

Confirmation:

May 22 – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (inside church) Rehearsal for Confirmation Mass (Sponsors must attend)

May 28 5 PM – Sacrament of Confirmation Mass

 

RCIA:

May 21 – 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Mystagogy Retreat at St. Francis of Assisi parish

St. Martin of Tours April Baptisms


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

 

 McKynzie Alyxandria Kalaw Cantos

child of

Christian Zoleta Cantos and Marie Giselle Batarra Kalaw

 

Cameron Asher Cabero Cerera

child of

August Santiago Cerera and Wisty Ann Ayson Cabero

Catholic IQ…..


A self-assessment for your fun and enlightenment

1.    The rising smoke of incense symbolizes the lifting

up of our

      a) sins    b) prayers    c) temptations    d) curiosity


2. The petitions that we offer at Mass are referred to as the

      a) General Assembly        b) General Absolution   

   c) General Intercessions      d) Major Intercessions


3. The Transfiguration of Jesus belongs to which set of Mysteries of the  Rosary?

      a) Luminous    b) Sorrowful   c) Joyful      d) Glorious


4. This saint is often depicted holding a staff from which lilies have blossomed.

      a) Jerome      b) John     c) James     d) Joseph


5. The body of laws and legal principles that guide the life of the Catholic Church is known as

   a) Civil Law    b) Roman Law    c) Synod Law    d) Canon Law


Answers CLICK HERE

Family Reflection...


May 1, 2022 3rd Sunday of Easter


Acts 5:27b-32, 40b-41 • Revelation 5:11-14 • John 21:1-19


“We gave you strict orders, did we not, to stop teaching in that name?… We must obey God rather than men…we are witnesses of these things, as is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”

—Acts 5:28-29,32


When the disciples realized Jesus had risen from the dead, they couldn’t help but tell everyone they met about him. They were ordered to stop talking about him but they just couldn’t - they were willing to sacrifice everything to teach people about Jesus. It’s hard to believe that these are the same disciples who were in the upper room afraid for their lives a few days earlier. What changed them? The Holy Spirit did. Where do we stand with Jesus? Are we hiding in the upper room, hoping no one will find out that we follow him, or are we willing to accept the gift of the Holy Spirit, which gives us the grace and courage to share him with the world?


Prayer: Dear Lord, sometimes we might be afraid of what others will think or say if we share our faith and belief in you. Please give us the grace and courage we need to share the fantastic things you have done for us.


Family Reflection: How do I feel about sharing my faith in Jesus with others?

Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities

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

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AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY

Saturday, May 14th from 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Annual Walk for Babies

Presented by: Guadalupe Hope Society

Guadalupe Hope Society is inviting you to join us for our "Annual Walk For Babies" on Saturday May 14th at Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos. Come walk, help Mothers and Save babies! See flyer or our website for more details and registration.https://guadalupehopesociety.org/walk-for-babies-2022/

May 20-22, 2022

Marriage Encounter

Time for Spring Cleaning? Even a good marriage needs that too. Every relationship is a journey and the grind of everyday life can cause us to lose touch. Make the time for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend to reconnect and learn tools to keep nurturing your love. There is no fixed cost, but a $100 application fee. The next weekend in this area will be May 20–22 at Hotel Zico in Mountain View. Register online at wwme.org or call Ken & Claranne at 408-782-1413 for more information.

Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR)


DYR REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Join the youth of the diocese for the Diocesan Youth Retreat, June 27 – July 1 at Zephyr Point in South Lake Tahoe. This year we are celebrating our 25th year of DYR and our goal is to enrich the catholic imagination and deepen the bonds of friendship through the means of beauty, fellowship, and the sacraments. Registration and more details can be found at www.dsj.org/DYR

Stay up to date with Diocesan wide news, events, and stories as well as news from the USCCB and the Vatican. Read the Bishop’s messages, see what our children are doing in school, and learn about upcoming community events. Follow the Diocese of San Jose on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Vimeo. Social Media Posts: Facebook Instagram
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