Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 15, 2020
Parish Stewardship Report 2019-2020
Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Greetings!

It is with profound gratitude to Our Lord and to all of you that I present to you our annual parish financial and stewardship report. The data points to a significant reality - not only the financial state of our parish family, but also our stewardship journey as disciples amid this pandemic. 

We have been forming and living our discipleship by Word, Worship and Witness based on our Parish Pastoral Plan. So, this Parish financial and Stewardship Report reflect these three areas of our parish life along with the financials of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

As you can see in the report, the Covid-19 pandemic affected all aspects of our parish life including our finances. However, despite the challenges, your generosity helped us to stay afloat . We reduced our staff strength and other expenses to stay financially stable. During the pandemic, we became witnesses to God’s love by being one of the first parishes in the diocese to collaborate with Catholic Charities and Second Harvest for food distribution. Our facilities and grounds have been considerably improved. None of these would have been possible without your generous sharing of time, talent, and treasure. THANK YOU! 

In the area of worship and witness, we have been able to adapt to the county and state health directives. With e-bulletins, live-streaming of liturgies, virtual parish town hall, courtesy phone calls, Zoom catechetical sessions, and many other adaptations, we are living up to the pandemic challenge.

I thank you disciples and stewards, and pray for your health and wellbeing.

Your brother in Christ,
 
 Fr. Saju Joseph
LITURGICAL
VENUE CHANGE FOR MASSES
Due to weather conditions, all Masses are currently in the Church. We look forward to resuming one outdoor Mass on Sundays when we receive and setup our canopies.
MASS SCHEDULE
All Masses are currently in the Church. We look forward to resuming one outdoor Mass on Sundays when we receive and setup our canopies.

WEEKDAYS
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM in the Church
(Reservations & Live-stream)

WEEKENDS
Sunday Vigil - Saturday 5:00 PM in the Church
(Live-stream)

Sunday 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM in the Church
(Reservations)

Additional Sunday Masses will be added if all scheduled Masses are full,
so please sign up early (see below).
LIVE-STREAM MASS
MASS INTENTIONS
November 14 - November 20
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.
Saturday, November 14th at 5pm
Lupe Reynoso

Sunday, November 15th at 8:30am
James & Vincee Viso †
Wayne Fields †

Sunday, November 15th at 10:00am
Warren Schiechl

Sunday, November 15th at 11:30am
Ben Patellaro
Monday, November 16th at 8am
Marina Reynoso

Tuesday, November 17th at 8am
Right to Life

Wednesday, November 18th at 8am
Evelia Villalpando †

Thursday, November 19th at 8am
Justin Semana †

Friday, November 20th at 8am
Marie Evans †
Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.
Prayer requests for the deceased: Chauncey Russo, Jose Manuel Fernandez de Ponte, Robert Brinton, Ron Dye, Cathy Sheridan

Prayer requests for the sick: Helena Knapen, Abdu Daher, David Grimm, Dee Lynn Fields, Joy Albanese, Jim McQuillen, Don Mazzone, William Bushong, David Rodriguez, Sherri Voisinet, Fonnie Rucker, Diane Borella, Jim McQuillen

PRAYER REQUESTS
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 & UPDATES
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIOCESE OF SAN JOSE 
We are pleased to announce the upcoming 40th Anniversary of the Diocese of San Jose, founded on March 18, 1981, the eve of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph. The yearlong Jubilee celebration will begin on November 28, 2020, and close on November 21, 2021. The Jubilee celebrates our history and summons us all to carry out the church mission with renewed faith, hope, and charity. Still the youngest diocese in California, our local Church is called to continue “Journeying Together in Hope” in the midst of uncertainties, “for in hope we were saved” and “hope that sees for itself is not hope” (Romans 8:24).

For more information CLICK HERE
A Short Video From Seminarian Robert Lamorena
As part of the National Vocation Awareness Week, our own seminarian Robert Lamorena from St. Martin of Tours has prepared a short video about himself and his vocation. We like to share this video for your viewing. You will also find other videos of seminarians form the Diocese of San Jose.

View video of Robert Lamorena HERE

View and share videos of each Seminarian on a playlist HERE

GRIEF BOOT CAMP
Mondays, November 9 - December 14, 2020
7 pm - 8 pm


Grief can be difficult to navigate. In today's environment, it can be overwhelming. We invite you to intently block out an hour on Monday evenings to join us and share the journey. Each week a new topic will be explored.
Facilitator: Candee Lucas, cfcs San Jose Aftercare Coordinator

CONTACT FOR QUERIES
(650)288- 1506; cfcssanjose.com
CANOPIES NEEDED FOR OUTDOOR MASS
In preparation for the winter season, and with the unknown logistical changes that may occur due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the parish and Pastoral Council thought that purchasing two 30'x40' canopies would be beneficial in helping us safely serve our community. We plan to continue offering indoor Masses, as well as outdoor Masses (as long as permitted). As we enter the winter season, with the threat of rain, the canopies will allow us to continue with our outdoor Masses. With the help of the Men's Club, we placed an order with an anticipated ship date in December. We need your financial support for this unforeseen purchase. Cost: $11,215.15.

THANK YOU
Kevin Mueller, Ladies Guild, Salvatore & Julie Saso, David Lindsay & Patricia Kelner, Josh Burroughs, Fernando & Gloria Rojas, Men's Club
for your donations towards the purchase of our two canopies. Your kindness and generosity will help us to continue celebrating outdoor Masses for as long as needed!!

We still need $3,415.15. Please prayerfully consider supporting fully or partially the canopies for outdoor Mass. Thank you!!
UPCOMING EVENTS
FAITH IN ACTION
 PEACE & JUSTICE MINISTRY
Let’s Share our Advent Journey as a Community
The community of the faithful has long prayed at ritual times throughout the day and evening. Vespers call us together in the evening to pray and remember in Whom we live, move and have our being. During this season of dwindling darkness, let’s journey together while we wait in joyful hope for the Light. Where is the hope? In our shared memories and deep faith in the community’s recalling and celebrating the birth of Christ. This year has been a struggle for so many between the desolate darkness of sickness, death and loss. But people of faith remember Christ’s promise to be with us always. Please join us for Vespers, online of course, beginning Monday, November 30 from 7- 7:30 pm for four consecutive Mondays as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of the Lord. This series is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Ministry.
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY
VOCATION DISCERNMENT RETREAT FOR WOMEN
Online Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat for Women Ages 18-40: Is God Calling you to be a Sister? Come and See! Single Catholic women ages 18 - 40 are invited to an ONLINE Religious Vocation “Come and See” Discernment Retreat with the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. November 20th 5pm-7:30pm and November 21st 9am-11am.
To learn more about this prayerful & reflective ONLINE discernment retreat, contact Lisa Schneider at 812-963-7563, lisa.schneider@doc.org. For retreat web page and to register click here.  
FAMILY REFLECTION AND ACTION
November 15, 2020 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 • 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 • Matthew 25:14-30
 “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” —Matt. 25:23

If you won $100 in a contest, what would you do with it? Would you spend it on something you want, save it, or give it away? Each of these options can be good. You could spend it on something that would help you with your school work (like a calculator), put it in the bank to earn interest (increasing its value), or donate the money to someone in need. In each case, your money would be well spent. But what if you decide instead to dig a hole in your backyard and bury your $100? That would be totally useless! In our Gospel today, Jesus tells a story to help us understand that he has given each person a winning prize—talents that we can use to help the world know God’s love. If we choose not to use these talents, it would be like burying a $100 bill!

Prayer: Lord, help me to give you honor and glory by using the talents you have given me.
What special talent has God given each member of your family?
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY BULLETIN & ACTIVITIES
Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
PARISH DIRECTORIES ARE HERE
We have some good news. Our parish photo directories are here. All parishioners that took part in the directory, it is time to pickup your copy of the printed church directory at the parish office!!!

You can schedule a time to pick up your copy of the directory by calling the parish office.
PARISH OFFICE IS OPEN
Our parish office is open Monday - Thursday from 9am to 5pm. Please call ahead and make an appointments.
Our Phone Number is: (408) 294-8953.
For staff directory and email addresses: Click Here
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PARISH AND MINISTRIES
Thank you for your support to the parish! We need your financial support now more than ever to continue our ministries. The online donation system that we use is safe, secure and convenient. You can use credit cards, debit cards or direct transfer from your bank account. Please use the button below for online donations and offerings to the parish. If you are unable to give online, please mail in your weekly offertory gift to: 200 O'Connor Dr., San Jose, CA 95128
Thank you again for your continued support!!
PEASE UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
We are in the process of cleaning up our internal parishioner database. Please take a minute to submit your information (see below). This contact information is confidential and is used only to stay in touch with our parishioners. Thank you!!
AROUND THE DIOCESE & USA
White Mass for Health Care Workers
Bishop Cantú invites all Healthcare Professionals to a White Mass in their honor on Dec 6th at 9:00 am at Our Lady of Peace parish. This Mass recognizes the ministry of those across our diocese who protect life and care for the ill and dying, such as physicians, nurses, compassionate care minister, ministers of consolation, chaplains, mental health workers, and all in the medical profession. To register visit Life, Justice, and Peace web page. This Mass will also be Live Streamed on DSJ Facebook. 
HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION
Questions?
Please email the Parish Office.