The Ascension of the Lord
May 16, 2021
LITURGY
As per Santa Clara County regulations, sign-ups are required for in-person Masses.
Please sign-up using the links above. For assistance, call the parish office at 408-294-8953.
MASS INTENTIONS
May 15 - May 21
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.

Saturday 5:00pm - Sal Lipari
and Anna Mathai †

Sunday 8:30am - James & Vincee Viso
and Doris Ruiz †

Sunday 10:00am - Remy Parsons †
and Mary Angelo †

Sunday 11:30am - John Rossi

Monday 8:00am - Right to Life

Tuesday 8:00am - Joseph Schiro †

Wednesday 8:00am - Justin Semana †

Thursday 8:00am - Carl Rossi †

Friday 8:00am - St. Martin of Tours Parishioners
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:
Mary Angelo, Lilia Leeson, Maribeth Benham,
Sid Flores, Fr. Norman Segovia, Leticia Terrazas, Mary Santos, Hector Rodriguez
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:
Linda Codiga,
Patti DeNevi,
Mary Ann Ravissa, 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
SUPPORT CATHOLIC CHARITIES
2nd Collection May 15/16

This coming weekend, May 15 and 16, there will be a second collection at all Masses to help support the work of Catholic Charities.  We are truly grateful for your continued support and generosity. Your donations help Catholic Charities provide for those in our community who need support with food, housing, mental health, employment, and education.

Please make checks payable to St. Martin of Tours and note on the memo line 'for Catholic Charities.'

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the parish office:
200 O'Connor Dr., San Jose, CA 95128

Thank you for supporting our greater community!!!
FLAG RETIREMENT

St. Martin’s very own Scout Troops, 390 and 2390, will be retiring flags on Memorial Day. If you have any flag that is outdated, damaged, or sufficiently worn to no longer serve its purpose in representing our country, place your flag in the box near the entrance to the church. The box has a U.S. flag on it, and is labeled “Flag Retirement.” Please deposit the flags to be retired by Sunday, May 30, 2021.
NOTES FROM PARISHIONERS

Thank you for leading our “taste of heaven” Holy Hour on Thursday night. It felt so good for Ron and me to be “home” at Church on a 1st Thursday of the month. -Carol Reber and Ron 

Thank you for the meaningful Mother's Day homily and for the blessings for all mothers. It really made me feel special. -Tina Jessani

Thank you for giving us the homework to be a link in the chain of God's love. May we continue to add others to His chain of love. -Carol Yanz

I love the Homily last weekend. 'God is Love.' And yes, no matter the religious differences, across all Christian Churches, Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Methodist, or others - we are linked together by Love. -Michael Francis
PEACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE
"When all violence subsides in the human heart, the state that remains is love. It is not something we have to acquire; it is always present, and needs only to be uncovered. This is our real nature, not merely to love one person here, another there, but to be love itself." —Sri Easwaran
LECTORS & USHERS NEEDED

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 to sign up.
Thank you and God Bless!
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
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!!
Office open by appointment
Monday -Thursday 10 AM to 5 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
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FAMILY REFLECTION AND ACTION

 May 16, 2021 - The Ascension of The Lord 
Acts 1:1-11 • Ephesians 4:1-13 • Mark 16:15-20 
“Go into all the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” — Mark 16:15 

Jesus’ ascension into heaven was both an end and a beginning for his disciples. It was the end of the time when the disciples could see Jesus, touch him, and eat with him. It was also the beginning of Jesus’ presence with them in a new way. As he ascended to heaven, Jesus promised to send his disciples the Holy Spirit who would bring them power to continue his mission on earth. Their task was to proclaim the good news of salvation to all the nations. That’s what “Gospel” means – good news. It’s the good news that God loves us and forgives us. Like the disciples, it is our task to spread this Good News of God’s love. 

Prayer: Lord, thank you for loving and forgiving us! We want to know you and love you and serve you in this world and help to spread the good news of your love. 

Reflection: How can you spread the Good News to your friends and family? 
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY BULLETIN & ACTIVITIES
Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:
AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Friday, May 14
11:30am - 1:00pm
Rosary & Faith Talk
Presented by: Guadalupe Hope Society, Rev. Joe Kim, Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, will lead us in a virtual zoom rosary for the unborn and their family, and share a faith talk on "Marian Consecration".

Please register (408)447-5433 or admin@ghswomenscenter.com

Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00pm
Evening Prayer for Victims of Racial Injustice and Hate Crimes

Come together as a community of faith in prayer, in hopes to begin the process of healing with all the victims of racial injustice and hate crimes, and with those who had been affected by it. Let us pray that racism may find no space in our hearts.
THE VALLEY CATHOLIC IS ALL-NEW! 
The new quarterly print magazine from the Diocese of San José is arriving at an estimated 70,000 parishioner homes across Santa Clara County this week.

Our new magazine, redesigned online presence, www.thevalleycatholic.org; and new monthly email newsletter will focus on local multi-lingual feature stories and columns that form, encourage, and equip Catholics to carry out the saving work of Jesus across the Diocese and beyond.

Be sure to visit our new website www.thevalleycatholic.org to read this month's articles and sign up for our new monthly email newsletter. Read More 
June 12th
Graduation Mass for Class of 2021

Bishop Cantú will celebrate a graduation Mass for High School and College Graduates!

Registration is coming soon to
bit.ly/dsjya21.
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.