The Most Holy Trinity
May 30, 2021
The Most Holy Trinity
Three-in-One Love
When I was much younger, I used to think that God was totally invisible, not to be experienced as the people in the bible did. After all, they heard God’s voice in the fiery cloud; they saw the waters parted so they could pass through—all the things that Moses talks about in the first reading. But then I ask myself, do I want my faith to be based on special effects? Do I want to be like the people who believe in extra-terrestrials because they saw a light in the sky that they could not explain? Or do I want to trust Jesus, who told Thomas, “Blessed are they who have not seen and have believed.” (Jn 20:29)

Jesus was referring to his resurrection appearances, but it also applies to the Holy Trinity. When we see a newborn child, she can remind us of God the Father creating the earth and all living things. When we see the cross, we recall Jesus saving death and resurrection. When we share our faith with someone, we know that it is the Holy Spirit who gives us the words to speak and the courage to speak them. Without seeing the pillar of fire that lead the Hebrew from Egyptian slavery, nor the wounds in Jesus’ hands after his resurrection, nor the tongues of flame over the apostles at Pentecost—we can still experience God in Three Persons.

The three are not just equal parts of God, one-third of God each. No, they each are totally God. That is why we say God is love: Three infinite Persons are united in one substance or being, so the love they have for each other is infinite. The actions that show each Person’s qualities are not done by that person alone. Everything God does is done by all three Persons. So you could say that everything the Trinity does, is done out of love.

Tom Schmidt, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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 22 - May 28
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.

Saturday 5:00pm - St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Sunday 8:30am - James & Vincee Viso

Sunday 10:00am - Carlos Family

Sunday 11:30am - Randolph Nulud

Monday 8:00am - Enrique D. Latoza †
and Manuel † & Salud † Espanol

Tuesday 8:00am - Ruby Louie † & Winnie Cheung

Wednesday 8:00am - Desmond Gunatilaka †

Thursday 8:00am - Napoleon Echivarre †

Friday 8:00am - Souls in Purgatory
& Leonora Cuenca †
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:
Lilia Leeson,
Maribeth Benham
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:
Caramelita Kakar,
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
HOLY HOUR

Join Us in the Church
or via Zoom for Holy Hour

THURSDAY, JUNE 3rd
AT 7:00 PM

Congratulations Jack Krouse, SJ on his priestly ordination

Jack Krouse, son of our finance manager, Lori Krouse will be ordained to priesthood on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM PDT by the Most Reverend Edward William Clark,
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,


Our prayers are with you during this most eventful time.
PEACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE
A quote from the late former congressman John Lewis on racism:

“Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.”
MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER
God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called your sons
     and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


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.
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
LECTORS & USHERS SIGN UP

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, from your computer, to sign up.
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
CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to all our newly confirmed youth
and their families!
Please keep these young people and their families in your prayers as they continue their lifelong journey and enrich the world around them with God’s love:
  • Aaliyah Bustamante
  • Addison Gutierrez
  • Andre Pezzia
  • Brady Kilian
  • Briana Bustamante
  • Cesar Valencia
  • Christian Fallis
  • Elena Buchner Manteca
  • Elijah Santos
  • Elizabeth Blach
  • Emmanuel Garcia
  • Finnegan Papier
  • Fox Foldenauer
  • Grace Saso
  • Henry Kovac
  • Izabelle Kokkat
  • Jacinda Santos
  • Jayden Fallis
  • Katie Yee
  • Lucas Gallagher
  • Luke Saccento
  • Nayomi Pele
  • Nicole Eby
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Wolfgang Foldenauer
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Are You or Anyone You Know Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Life is a journey that continually searches for meaning. The human heart hungers for relationships that nurtures one’s maturity to love and to be loved. Often as one seeks to fulfill these human yearnings, the realization that something is missing from life is made. As one reflects upon this void, it is not unusual to discover that this something is God. This awakening may lead to a turning point in one’s life to commit to a relationship with God and seek out a worshipping community to guide one’s journey in faith. Many will ask the question: How can I become a Catholic? 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the normal way for unbaptized persons (7 years and older) and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition to become a Catholic. The RCIA process is also for baptized Catholics who have received no other faith formation and have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. 

For more information, please contact Lerma Simpson at the parish office. lerma.simpson@dsj.org; (408) 294-8953 ext. 321 
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May 30, 2021 The Most Holy Trinity 

Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 • Romans 8:14-17 • Matthew 28:16-20 
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. —Matt. 28:19

If you were baptized when you were a little baby, you won’t remember what happened, but your family remembers. Ask them and they’ll tell you that the priest or deacon poured water over your head three times saying, “In the name of the Father… and of the Son... and of the Holy Spirit.” When we enter a church, we bless ourselves with holy water, using the same words.
 
In the Gospel today, Jesus commands that this blessing be used to change us from ordinary human beings into his disciples who live like children of God. On this Holy Trinity Sunday, we remember how much God loves us, as Father, as Son, and as Holy Spirit. 

Prayer: Thank you dear Father, loving Son, and divine Spirit! Please keep me close to you always, my God. 

Reflection: Why do you think water is used in baptism? What does your family remember about the day you were baptized? 
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY BULLETIN & ACTIVITIES
Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:
AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Saturday, May 29th at 9:00am
Ordination to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San José joyfully announces the Ordination of
Rev. Mr. Tony Terwase Famave
to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by the Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, STD Bishop of San José 
Monday, May 31 at 11:00am
Memorial Day Mass
Join CFSC and Bishop Oscar Cantú for our Memorial Day Mass.
Friday, June 4
from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Rosary & Faith Talk
Guadalupe Hope Society is inviting you to our monthly Rosary & Faith Talk via Zoom. Rev. Rudy Ruiz will lead us in a rosary for the unborn and their family, and share a faith talk on the "Sacred Heart of Jesus".

Please register to attend:
(408)447-5433
This event can be found on our website also.

June 5th from 9:00am - 11:30am
Ordination to Transitional Diaconate Invitation
With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San José joyfully announces the Ordination of
Mr. Manuel Barrios and
Mr. Joseph Nguyen
through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by the
Most Reverend Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop of San José
For more Information & RSVP
June 12th
Graduation Mass for Class of 2021
Bishop Cantú will celebrate a graduation Mass for High School and College Graduates!
Registration is open bit.ly/dsjya21.
Please share the event images to your social media: FacebookInstagram
June 16th, July 14 & August 18th
from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grief Events
This is a welcoming space to explore your grief and gain a better understanding of the emotions you are going through and how you might grow with a foundation of knowledge and prayer.
RENTAL ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES

Now Available! Rent Assistance Programs and Resources: 2 Programs for Rent Assistance now available! Low-income Santa Clara County residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can receive assistance with rent payments. Visit bit.ly/dsjhh21 to view details on available programs. Post these flyers in your community. Please share images to your social media: Facebook1Instagram1Facebook2Instagram2
THE VALLEY CATHOLIC

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. 
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.