Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Wish you a blessed feast of St. Martins! I look forward to seeing you all for the feast day celebrations and the candlelit procession on Saturday at 5.00 PM.

A soldier, a conscientious objector who wanted to be a monk, a monk who was maneuvered into being a bishop, a bishop who fought paganism as well as pleaded for mercy to heretics—such was Martin of Tours, one of the most popular of saints and one of the first not to be a martyr.

As the story is told, he encountered a shivering beggar on a cold winter night. Without any money in his pockets, but determined to help, he took off his cloak and slashed it with his sword to give half of it to the beggar. Later that night he saw a vision in which Jesus Christ was wearing the half-cloak. As a result of this vision, he became a follower of Jesus and was baptized into the Church. Ultimately, he left the army to devote his life in service to the Church and ultimately became the patron saint of the French kings of the Middle Ages.

As a result of his status as a leading servant, St. Martin’s cloak or cappella was carried into battle by the kings as a banner signifying “the presence of God.” But since the cappella was a sacred relic of the church, a priest always accompanied the cloak as it care-taker. This keeper of the cloak, or cappellanus, also tended to the king’s religious needs, and from his office the role of the “chaplain” was derived. Over time, wherever St. Martin’s capella was “housed” also become a place of worship known as the “chapel.”

The feast of St. Matin invite us as a community to be a capella, a church that will give comfort and care.


Fr. Saju & Fr. Gener

November 12, 2023

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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November 11/12, 2023

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Saturday 5:00 PM

Enrique Latoza †

James & Vincee Viso †

Rose Scudero Jones †

Sunday 8:30 AM

Lucila Palmaras Alemania †

Sunday 10:00 AM

Carlos Barcelos †

Sunday 11:30 AM

Maria & John Rossi †

Edward Enos †

Monday 8:00 AM

Dr. Mike Shea †

Danny Dayan †

Tuesday 8:00 AM

St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Wednesday 8:15 AM

St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Thursday 8:00 AM

St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Friday 8:00 AM

James & Vincee Viso †


Lucille Mazzeo, George Puentes, Jay Kramer



Christine Burroughs, Kathleen Lupo, Roberta Williams, Connor Vierra,

Ron Zeppa, Audrey Pontier,Noell Do, Noi Dinh, Raphael Nathan Luu,

Anthony Dung Do, Joanna Nu Tran, Gary Farfan, Frances Pizzo,

Elizabeth Weeks, James M’Guinness, Sr., Tom Rodenfils, Marie Flemate,

Rodger “OB” O’Brien, Sr., Helena Knapen

Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.


Stewardship of Treasure Pledge Form

Many of you may have already received the stewardship of treasure pledge form and flier by mail. If you have received it, i request you to fill it out and return to the collection basket or mail it to the parish office. This will help the parish staff to correct the data if need be and help you with online giving if you opt for it. We encourage you to commit a portion of your income per week as sacrificial giving to the parish and its ministries. Remember, your generosity builds this community. Please find also the commitment form in the link below.



Sunday Offering 11/5/23 Fiscal Year to Date










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Camille received the St. Maria Goretti Award. She exemplifies the love of Christ through her character and living out the virtues of faith, hope, and charity. Camille is particularly sensitive to the people who are experiencing trails and hopelessness. She gives feely without expecting anything in return.

Her family having actively serving this community since 2008. She has become a role model for her siblings and friends. She looks forward to serving at Sunday Mass. She loves everything the parish and parishioners offer. She envisions St. Martin of Tours becoming a more robust community when they reach out to younger age groups as she sees the importance of seeing young people active in the parish.





 Join us to celebrate our Patron St. Martin of Tours’ Feast. Bring your family and friends.


Mass—5:00 PM

 Candle Light Procession after Mass


You are invited to a fellowship gathering after Mass to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.



Enter through O’Connor Drive. Bailey Avenue entrance will be closed for procession. Upper school parking lot will be available for parking and entrance to the church will be open. 

$100 per ticket

Ticket includes:

 - Cornhole Tournament (4 games minimum) 

- BBQ & Beverages (beer, wine, sodas, water)


1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize Team Winners!



Lane Sponsor—$250  

(1 ticket to Tournament/Company Logo in the front of the lane)

Event Sponsor—$300

(2 tickets to Tournament/Company Logo in the front of the event)

Bar Sponsor—$500

(2 tickets to Tournament/Company Logo at Bar/Reserved Table)


All proceeds will be donated to St. Joseph Mercy Home. A homeless shelter started by Fr. Saju.

Thanksgiving Mass

Food Collection

Thursday, November 23

9:00 AM

The St. Martin of Tours community is collecting non-perishable food at the Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 24th at 9:00 AM. Please join us for Mass and bring your canned, packaged or boxed food like cereal etc. Everyone will be asked to bring their food offerings up during the Mass for a blessing. Please contact Therese Lehane at tlehane@stmartin.org, if you have any questions. 


First Family Faith Night

Using Social Media for Sharing Our Faith

 November 15

6:00 to 7:15 PM


Speaker: Fr. Angelbert Chikere, the Director for the Office of Life, Justice and Peace for the Diocese, and the Chaplain of the Cantonese Community in the Chinese Mission.

We are very grateful for the large number of children joining our CLOW. Thank you, parents, for taking your children to worship with the community every Sunday! For us to provide a better environment for children to celebrate the Word of God in CLOW,

We need help to supervise the children in the CLOW session. We will create a signup form for parents to participate in this joyful ministry." We need 2 parents for each session.

Your generosity in sharing your time and love for our children will be greatly appreciated. Please click HERE to sign up. 


Dear parents and children, kindly click on the link below to download and print out catechetical activity for children for this weekend. This link is updated every week with activities that corresponds to the readings and Sunday celebrations.


Diocese of San Jose

2023 Pastoral Plan

Unveiling and Vespers

Wednesday, December 6

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Our Lady of La Vang Parish

389 E Santa Clara St, San Jose

Reception to follow

Updates from the Bishop


Pastoral Planning Updates: The second Draft Executive Summary of the Diocesan Pastoral plan and process infographics have recently been added to the diocesan website. Kindly click the link below and to read and familiarize yourself with the priorities and the second draft of the Diocesan Pastoral plan . HERE.

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