Thank You Mothers!

It is said that there is no love like a mother’s love. A mother loves her child simply because the child is. There is no question of the child earning his mother’s love. He can do nothing for his mother, or even acknowledge her love. A mother’s love for her child is absolutely unconditional.

This weekend’s Gospel, Jesus points to the source of all love in today’s Gospel: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.” God the Father begets his Son, eternally pouring out his divine love into Him. The Son does not “earn” his Father’s love—he simply is the Father’s love. But the Son then gives his Father’s love to another—to us. “I love you as the Father loves me.” If we are good sons

and daughters of our mothers, who loved us unconditionally simply because we were born, we give our mother’s love to another. If we are good disciples of Jesus Christ, who loves us with his Father’s unconditional love, we give Jesus’ love to another.

Love has two dimensions or two stages. First, we receive love. St. John puts it like this: “In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us.” We have no love that is not first received; any love I give was previously given to me from another (my mother, my father, my friends, etc). And the first source of all love in the world is God. So: stage one is to receive love from God.

But love must move to stage two, or it is incomplete and will die. Stage two is to give that love to another, to pass it on. If we just sit on the love given us, it dies. So Jesus says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” This I command you, Jesus says: love one another. Love is not a feeling (no one can command feelings— they are beyond our control). But he can and does command an act of our wills, a decision to love. Everyone possesses the capacity to make this decision to love. This is the basic stewardship principle: everything given to us is meant to be shared. That is particularly true of love. Love received is not complete or effective if I don’t give it away.

I can’t earn love, but I can give it away. Well, look at a mother. She gives her blood during a pregnancy. She gives her milk after the child is born. She gives her sleep for the first two years; she gives immense amounts of her time and her sweat and her attention to her child. This is why we love our mothers. You have taught us to love. You have given us the love you received from God, and have taught us to share it with another, by your very sharing love with us. May we honor you, our mothers, by giving the love you have given us, even until it hurts!


Fr. Saju



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Mass Intentions

May 7 - May 13

To schedule a Mass intention, please email

Saturday 5:00 Don Bowen †, Isabel Viloria †

Sunday 8:30 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Sunday 10:00 JW Knapen †, Frank E Farfan Jr. 

Sunday 11:30 Ben Patellaro †, Jim Salberg †

Monday 8:00 St. Martin of Tours Parishioners 

Tuesday 8:00 Communion Service

Wednesday 8:00 Communion Service

Thursday 8:00 Communion Service

Friday 8:00 James & Vincee Viso †


Siji Sojan, Joe Quilici, James Christopher Harvey


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

Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.
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 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, March 18th ~ 4:00 - 5:00 PM (Clients)

Under the Tents

Food box packing

Friday, March 18th ~ 3:00 - 5:30 PM (Volunteers)

Meet on the Bailey House Patio

If you have any questions, email Therese Lehane at

Thank you!

Scouts Flag Retirement


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.


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Diocesan Priests’ Retirement

2nd Collection May 7/8

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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

Dates to Remember


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

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

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 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



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.    As the priest prepares to proclaim the Gospel at Mass, he bows before the altar and silently prays, “Almighty God, cleanse my heart and my lips that I may ________ proclaim your Gospel.”

      a) speedily   b) effectively    c) worthily    d) enthusiastically


2. A traditional form of prayer that includes many petitions followed by the repetition of a response such as, “pray for us” or “Lord have mercy” is known as a

      a) canticle     b) litany    c) prologue      d) chaplet


3. Who comes next? Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,

      a) Seth        b) Esau        c) Joseph       d) Ishmael


4. This celebration of All Saints on November 1 is technical considered a

      a) memorial       b) feast     c) holiday     d) solemnity

5. In Hebrew, the name Jesus means

   a) God with us      b) God is coming      c) God saves     d) Chosen one


Family Reflection...

May 8, 2022 4th Sunday of Easter

Acts 13:14, 43-52 • Revelation 7:9, 14b-17 • John 10:27-30


“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” —John 10:27

The sounds of train whistles, fire engine or ambulance sirens, and dangerous weather alerts are meant to protect us from harm. In our Gospel today, we learn that Jesus protects us, too. He calls us his sheep and wants us to know that like a good shepherd who protects his sheep away from danger, Jesus will keep us safe. If we listen, we will come to love and follow him, and he will protect us. If we ignore the warning of a train whistle, refuse to move out of the way of a speeding ambulance, or fail to go to a shelter in dangerous weather, we could be badly hurt or even die. We listen to these things to help us stay safe. In the same way, if we know Jesus’ voice and obey it, we will stay on the right track. Jesus wants to protect us; but first, we must listen!

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to listen carefully to your voice.

Family Reflection: What are some things Jesus warns us against? What are the good things Jesus calls us to do to stay on the right track?

Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities

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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 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

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