Dear Parishioners and Friends,

I have been relishing the events of two weeks at St. Martin.  As I was doing it, these words of Jesus, “The kingdom of God is among you” came to my mind.

  1. We had a grace-filled and Spirit filled celebration of the fest of St. Martin of Tours. We collected over 1000 coats, jackets, and sweaters for the Farm Worker Families and for the people in need. The candlelit procession with Blessed Sacrament added to the spiritual setting. Hot chocolates and cookies are added to the flavor. Many volunteers, ministers, parishioners, and friends made it possible. You make St Martin’s a true community of disciples. You are free to share the photos.
  2. St. Martin of Tours School had a wonderful food drive this past week. We collected 10 barrels of food, paper goods, diapers, and wipes.
  3. Some of our families last Friday took jackets, food, paper goods, diapers, and needed items to the farmworker families in Watsonville. The recipients were very, very grateful.
  4. We had a Family Faith Night which was very well attended by more than 200 participants.
  5. This Friday, we will be having the food box program and food distribution.
  6. Saturday, November 18, tickets are already sold out for the cornhole tournament and BBQ to raise funds for the St. Joseph Mercy Home.

We thank all the volunteers, ministers, staff, parishioners, and friends who make the kingdom of God tangible. You make St Martin’s a true community of disciples.

Fr. Saju & Fr. Gener

November 19, 2023

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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November 18/19, 2023

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Saturday 5:00 PM

Ben Patellaro †

Joann Brisko †

Paul Yap †

Sunday 8:30 AM

Lydia Zapanta †

Jason Emmanuel Zamora (Birthday)


Sunday 10:00 AM

Justin Semana

Kevin Galimba (Birthday)

Rita Krill † (50th anniversary of passing)

Sunday 11:30 AM

Salvador Lipari †

Gordon Abbott †

Monday 8:00 AM

St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Tuesday 8:00 AM

Valeriano Villavicencio †

Wednesday 8:00 AM

James & Vincee Viso †

Thursday 9:00 AM


Friday 8:00 AM

Fay Zaide †


Paul Yap, George Puentes, Jay Kramer



Emma Firpo, Nigisti Bassali, 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

Thanks to everyone who turned in the Stewardship Pledges.



Sunday Offering 11/12/23 Fiscal Year to Date










St. Martin of Tours School $1,432

St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)


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Thank you for your


Food Box Program

The Food box program helps anyone that is food insufficient in our area. Distribution is always on the third Friday of the month from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in the parking lot. We offer fresh fruit and veg, dairy, bread, dry goods and canned food. All are welcome to come shop for their families.  


Food Box Packing (Volunteer)

Friday, November 17~ 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Meet on the Bailey House Patio


Food Box Pickup (Clients)

Friday, November 17 ~ 4:00 - 5:00 PM


If you have any questions, please email Therese Lehane at tlehane@stmartin.org. Thank you!!

Thanksgiving Mass

Thursday, November 23

9:00 AM

Food Collection

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. 


The community of St. Martin of Tours is praying to support our catechumens and candidates in deepening their relationship with Christ while they are on their journey in preparation to receive Sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.


Please pray for all catechumens and candidates who celebrate the

Rite of Acceptance/Welcome.

Novembre De Bernardo

Gianna Grace Vern

Parker Tate Way

Isabella Mayling Stipe

Bennett Daniel Stipe

Mussie Kidane

Matheos Kidane

Anthony Greg Escobar

Lander Dayne Levita

Nicholas Ernest Jacob Zeppa

Millen Debesay Kidane

Whitney Todd Stipe

Trenton Anthony Madej

Kevin Koufax Madej

Hannah Skye Park

Zoey Chan Park

Oliver Chan Park

Janey Sher Chan

Monica Ann Chavira

Prayer cards are available for parishioners

to take home.

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.


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

All are welcome!

For Pastoral Planning Updates: - Kindly click the link below and to read and familiarize yourself with the priorities and the second draft of the Diocesan Pastoral plan HERE.

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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Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Food & Nutrition Support

St. Vincent de Paul


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