MAY 22, 2022 

SUNDAY READINGS

SUNDAY REFLECTION

Welcome to Our New Principal


Dear Parishioners,


I am thrilled to announce that Mr. David Cortese, Jr. has accepted the invitation to serve as principal for the 2022-2023 school year at St. Martin of Tours School, and I hope that you will join me in welcoming him into our Saint Martin of Tours community.


Mr. Cortese, Jr. is a passionate educational professional committed to the ministry of Catholic education, who joins us from St. Justin School where he is currently serving as vice principal. Prior to that, he was a teacher at Holy Spirit School and a youth minister in the Diocese of San Jose. Mr. Cortese. Jr. holds a MA in Education from Santa Clara University and will be graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a MA in Educational Leadership this coming July. We are confident that he has many of the qualities our community voiced, and he will be a strong leader and advocate for the school.


We cannot, however, welcome our new principal without first acknowledging and thanking Mrs. Deborah Gisi-Rodriguez for her years of dedicated service to our children and our community. Without a doubt, Mrs. Deborah Gisi-Rodriguez will be missed. She brought to our school her own unique talents, personality, wisdom, love, and a passion that inspired her leadership. We pray and hope that her legacy as an educational visionary, as well as her devotion to her students, staff and community will continue.


Many Blessings,


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

May 21 - May 27

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

Saturday 5:00 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners


Sunday 8:30 May Cristobal 


Sunday 10:00 Desmond Gunatilaka†,  

James & Vincee Viso †


Sunday 11:30 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners


Monday 8:00 Souls in Purgatory


Tuesday 8:00 Jerry Romero†


Wednesday 8:00 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners


Thursday 8:00 Faithfully Departed


Friday 8:00 St. Martin of Tours Students, Teachers & Staff

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

MaryAnn Garcia, Judy Orci, Siji Sojan, Peggy Mitchell, Ron Stroope



PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Camille Brinks, Marcia LeRoy, Rosalia Russo, Billy Chau, Paul Apodaca, Tony Jones, Joe Arant, Devika, Russ Vento, Helena Knapen, Annamary Kethaponkalan, 

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

Saturday, May 28th

Sacrament of Confirmation



Monday, May 30th

Memorial Day

Please join us in the church for 8:00 AM Mass.

Parish Office will be CLOSED.

Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM

Evening Prayer, Adoration & Benediction

Please join us in the church


Friday, June 3rd

8th Grade Graduation

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

For a complete list of Parish events:

First Communion


Congratulations to the following children who have received their First Holy Communion on May 14 and May 15. Please pray that they continue to grow in their Christian faith.

Luca Adragna

Ava Areias

Emma Auerbach

Evelynn Baldwin

Reed Brandeberry

Madeline Bruneau

John Cesaratto, Jr.

Giancarlo Craw

Madeline Ditto

Clare Doyle

Grayson Emanuel

Andrew Flemate

Charlotte Hedrick

Mario Iadonato

Nicholas Lavelle

Aaron Loera

June Loera

Mateo Merino

Nevan Molina

Florence Money

Mila Moore

Colette Muth

Brady Oldfield

Annabelle Otaka

Emerson Peters

Cecily Rhodes

Ryder Rislov

Andrew Russell

Murphy Sabatino IV

Jack Saccento

Lyla Salberg

Wyatt Souza

Elizabeth Standifer

Nyah Swanson

Philip Taupier

Connor Velasco

Samantha Wheeler

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 this weekend 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.

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

 

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

Catholic IQ…..


A self-assessment for your fun and enlightenment

1.     Complete and total communion with God is called

     a) impossible      b) uber-communion

     c) heaven           d) mega-communion

 

2.     It is __________ to miss Mass on Sundays and on holy days.

     a) no big deal      b) a sin

     c) optional           d) allowed for sports games

 

3.    _______________ is the only day of the year that the Eucharist (Mass) is not celebrated.

     a) Christmas       b) Super Bowl Sunday

     c) Easter             d) Good Friday 

 

4.     In Greek, Eucharist literally means

     a) City by the Sea   b) u r Christ

     c) holy meal            d) thanksgiving

  

5.     The earliest Christians all believed in and celebrated the Eucharist just like Catholics today.

     a) True      b) False


Answers CLICK HERE

Family Reflection...


May 22, 2022 6th Sunday of Easter


Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 • Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 • John 14:23-29


“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” —John 14:27


What does the world say will bring us peace? Being popular at school? Winning at video games? Making a sports team? Being the star in a play? For parents, it might be a promotion at work, an exotic vacation, having plenty of money to invest so it will make even more money for us, or perhaps good health. All these things can give us peace, but only for a while. There will always be something new that we need or desire. Even our health will only last for a limited time, since we will all eventually die. Jesus offers us a different kind of peace; one that will never end. It is the peace of heaven, where we will be surrounded by unconditional love and there will be no more tears or suffering.


Prayer: Dear Lord, we so desire the lasting peace you promise. Please help us to set our sights on heaven instead of on the provisions of this world. Help us obey you in all things.


Family Reflection: When have we felt the peace Jesus promises?

Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities

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

CLICK HERE

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

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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