MAY 15, 2022 ~ FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

SUNDAY READINGS

SUNDAY REFLECTION

MAKING ALL THINGS NEW


Although we are five full weeks into the celebration of Easter, today’s readings focus on newness. Our Easter food leftovers may be long gone, but the readings insist on every moment’s freshness in the risen Jesus. The Acts of the Apostles depicts Paul and Barnabas reflecting on all the innovative work that God has done with them. They have traveled hundreds of miles, introducing faith in Jesus Christ to all who listen, even Gentiles. For the dutiful Jewish scholar Paul, preaching to Gentiles is a completely unique development. Jesus calls Paul, and us, not to be afraid of new challenges: as John the Evangelist reports in Revelation, Jesus promises to “make all things new.” In the Gospel reading, Jesus even gives us a new commandment. The Hebrew Scriptures overflow with commandments, but Jesus knows we need one more, perfect mission:

“love one another.”


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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

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Mass Intentions

May 7 - May 13

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

Saturday 5:00 Sal Lipari †, Rose Vocaturo Coan †, Gregorio C. Tomista 


Sunday 8:30 Right to Life


Sunday 10:00 Richard Carrillo †, Tedee Cruz


Sunday 11:30 Tina Damon


Monday 8:00 Don Bowen †


Tuesday 8:00 Brian Johst †, Virginia B. Tomista †


Wednesday 8:00 Joseph Schiro †


Thursday 8:00 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners


Friday 8:00 James & Vincee Viso †


PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

Siji Sojan, Joe Quilici, Peggy Mitchell



PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Billy Chau, Paul Apodaca, Tony Jones, Joe Arant, Devika, Russ Vento, Maryann Garcia, Helena Knapen, Annamary Kethaponkalan

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

Thursday, May 12 from 4pm to 5:15 pm

Speaker Series

Please join us in the church as we listen to Father James Okafor reflect on the topic of Forgiveness. 

Monday, May 16th 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.

Friday, May 20th from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Food Box Distribution

Every third Friday of the month we distribute fresh food in front of the church under the tents (no ID needed). Volunteers please arrive at 3:00 PM to help.

For a complete list of Parish events:

Our Food Box Program


We have a "Client Choice" model, where we set up a shopping market under the tents outside the church. Food is distributed to anyone in need (ID not needed). 


Food Box pickup

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

Under the Tents


Food box packing

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

Meet on the Bailey House Patio


If you have any questions, email Therese Lehane at tlehane@stmartin.org.

Thank you!

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

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

Catholic Charities Appeal


Our second collection on May 21st and 22nd will support the great work of Catholic Charities. I hope you will give generously to their annual appeal. Catholic Charities is an important partner in our social ministry to serve those most in need in our community.

Annual Diocesan Appeal


We are so close to reaching our goal!!! As of May 9, 2022, we only needed $4,410 to reach our goal; we are 97% there. If you have not made your 2022 ADA pledge already, please use the link below or bring your pledge forms to Mass. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office. Thank you for your continual support!

Pledge NOW
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:

May 12  4:00 PM to 5:15 PM CCM sessions

May 12  4:00 PM to 5:15 PM (inside the church) Parent session (Speaker Series)

May 14  Celebration of First Holy Communion at the 5:00 PM Mass

May 15  Celebration of First Holy Communion at the 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM Mass

May 19  4:00 PM to 5:15 PM CCM sessions (last class)

 

Confirmation:

May 12  4:00 PM to 5:15 PM (inside the church) Parent session (Speaker Series)

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

Catholic IQ…..


A self-assessment for your fun and enlightenment

1. Every Sunday Mass is a little celebration of

    a) Easter                          b) Christmas     

    c) a day off of school       d) a day off of work


2. What age group is invited to Mass on Sunday?

    a) teenagers      b) young families      c) senior citizens      d) all ages


3. A family that learns and lives the faith together prepares children to respond to God’s call to serve as faith-filled __________, single, or married people

    a) priests or religious           b) athletes

    c) foreigners                        d) world


4. Fr. Patrick Peyton, CSC, coined the phrase: “The family that prays together _________________ together.”

     a) lives           b) eats           c) stays           d) plays

 

5. Young people who stay connected to their Catholic faith are often most influenced by their family’s __________________.

    a) singing at church                                  b) witness of faith at home

     c) monetary donations to the church       d) choice of schools


Answers CLICK HERE

Family Reflection...


May 15, 2022   5th Sunday of Easter


Acts 14:21-27 • Revelation 21:1-5a •

John 13:31-33a, 34-35


“As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” —John 13:34


Suppose company is coming to your house for dinner and you want to make a special meal. You might look up a recipe on the internet, then go to the grocery store and get all the ingredients. Finally, you start the process of cooking. As you read the recipe you see words like “blanch,” “reduce,” “sear,” and you find yourself totally confused! But then, you notice that there is an online video that accompanies the recipe. And as you watch it, presto, these unfamiliar terms make sense. We learn best when someone shows us, don’t we? Jesus knew it wasn’t enough to tell us how to love; he came and demonstrated it for us. It would be hard to miss; Jesus always put the needs of others first. In today’s Gospel, he challenges us to imitate him by loving each other in the same way.


Prayer: Dear Lord, give us the desire to love others with the same love you showed us. Help us to be centered less on ourselves and more on the needs of the poor and suffering.


Family Reflection: What can we do today to ease the suffering of someone who needs to be loved?

A Prayer for Guidance


Seek refuge in God, Oh my soul,

   For He is watching.

Watch my actions, Holy God,

   Help me choose Thy way.

Protect my eyes, Holy God,

   For what they see.

Hold my hands, Holy God,

   For what they do.

Pray for peace, all my words,

   For God is listening.

Guide my Angel, Holy God,

   To protect and watch over me.

Keep my heart, Holy God,

    To love and cherish You.  Amen. 


By An. M. Sudyka

Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities

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

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AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY

DYR REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR)

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

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Rev vs Sems Basketball Challenge

Come cheer on your favorite priests and seminarians!The game will be Sunday, May 15 at St. Francis High School. Doors open at 6pm | Tip-off is at 7pm. For more info and tickets, Click HERE

May 20-22, 2022

Marriage Encounter

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 is 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.

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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