November 20, 2022 - Christ the King



“What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?

I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.”


As I lift up the chalice in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, I lift up to the Lord each one of you. I ask the Lord to bless each of you for your gracious presence in joining me to celebrate with deep gratitude the gift of priesthood for the past 30 years.


I read each of your heartwarming messages on Facebook and in a notebook placed at the entrance of the church. My heart is indeed full of gratitude. Thank you so much for all of your expressions of love and support.


As I shared during the Mass, the celebration is all about God who is love. That is the greatest reason to celebrate. Everything comes as grace from God. And that is a sufficient reason for my joy to serve you as a priest.


In a special way, I thank Fr. Saju and the Staff, the Parish Pastoral Council, the Men’s Club, the Italian Catholic Federation, and the Scouts for all they have done to make our parish feast day and the celebration of my 30 years as a priest a happy and memorable one.


Lastly, I wish to make a request as your very special gift to me: please pray daily for us your priests. We need your prayers more than ever. Let this be your love for us your priests. To love your priests is to love Jesus. As St. John Mary Vianney said, “the priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus.” Thank you for making your commitment to daily pray for us your priests.


God bless you with his manifold blessings.

 Fr. Gener

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Mass Intentions

November 19 - November 25

To schedule a Mass intention, please stop by the parish office.

Saturday 5:00 Joann Brisko †

Justin Semana † and Jaron Emmanuel Zamora (Thanksgiving)

Sunday 8:30 Lydia Zapanta †

Sunday 10:00 James & Vincee Viso †

Sunday 11:30 Sal Lipari †

Delores & Antone Santana

Monday 8:00 Right to Life

Tuesday 8:00 Jolly Marte †

Wednesday 8:00 Jerry Romero †

and Juan Soliano †

Thursday 8:00 St. Martin of Tours Community

Friday 8:00 Alice Lira †


Gilberto Mellado Vazquez, Patricia Ann Stanley, Lawrence Freeman, Daniel Vaughn, Melvyn Escara


Alevtina Ivanova, Spike Standifer, Betty Galloway, George Delucchi, Bob Voisinet, Tony Jones, Amalia Martinez, Crisanta Tomista, Marion Matteucci, Rita Vernacchia, Phil Cassidy, Flo Bey, Diane Juellich, Helena Knapen

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


Calendar of Events:

November 10th - December 4th

Giving Tree

The giving trees are up in the church. Please pick a tag and return your unwrapped gifts by December 4th.

Friday, November 18th

Food Box Distribution

under the tents from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

(Volunteers meet behind the Bailey House at 3PM)

Saturday, November 19th

Grief Support Group (Last Sessions)

in the Parish Office from 9:00AM—11:00AM

Monday, November 21st

Scripture Study

in the Bailey House at 6:30PM

All are welcome!!! Contact Todd Tomilitz at newbeing@ or 408-218-0572 with any questions.

Thursday, November 24th

Thanksgiving Mass

in the Church at 9:00AM

Please join us for Mass. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 24th-25th

Parish Office is Closed in observation of the

Thanksgiving Holliday.

For a complete list of Parish events:

Thanksgiving Day Mass

& Food Collection

Thursday, November 24th at 9:00 AM

The St. Martin of Tours community is collecting nonperishable 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, if you have any questions.

Attention Discipleship Passport Holders

Don't forget to get your passports stamped after each Saturday and Sunday Mass. Discipleship passport holders who have earned at least 12 stamps by November 26 will receive a fun filled Advent calendar to help you countdown the days toward Christmas. The Advent calendars will be given out to all eligible passport holders at the 5PM Mass on November 26 and all Masses on November 27.

Giving Trees

The Giving trees are already up. The farmworker families will have their Christmas Fiesta a little earlier this year. Please take the tag of your choice, purchase the gifts, and return the tag with gift on or before December 4, 2022, to the church before Mass, or the parish office (Mon. - Thurs. from 10AM-5PM). The gifts will be sorted and delivered to the farmworker's families before their Christmas celebration, so please return all gifts UNWRAPPED by December 4th. This year there are a lot of requests for shoes and sweatshirts. Things we take for granted. Thank you for your participation in this very important Ministry.


 Parish Support

We thank you for your continued support!!! To make a one-time or recurring online gift, use the Give Today button below. Thank you again!        

Give Today

GivingTuesday 2022

November 29th

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement - connecting diverse groups of individuals and communities around the world for one common purpose; to celebrate and encourage giving to your favorite non-profits. Please consider St. Martin of Tours this year. Visit our website and donate now to our Giving Tuesday fund at Give.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help in the following ministries. Please stop by the parish office or contact Maria Moore at for more information. Thank you!!

Liturgical Ministers

Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Choir & Environment

Pastoral Care Programs

Homebound Visits, Food Box, Farm Workers’ Families, Coat Drive, Giving Tree, Welcoming Committee

Faith Formation

Catechists for CLOW & CCM

St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)

Phone monitors, home visitors, Data Entry, Computer programmers

Parish Office

Office related assistance, such as, greeting visitors, answering phones, updating and maintaining contact lists


Dates to Remember...

Children’s Catechetical Ministry (CCM) and First Eucharist

November 16 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM - CCM session for children

November 23 – No CCM session

November 30 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM – CCM session for children


Youth Confirmation

November 20 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM - session in the parish office

December 4 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – student and sponsor meeting through Zoom


Adult Confirmation

December 4 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM session in the parish office


Order of Christian Initiation (formerly RCIA)

November 20 and December 4 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM session

Adults – parish office

Youth – Bailey House


November 27 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM – session for young children in the parish office

Catholic IQ

A self-assessment for your fun and enlightenment.

1. told he would be crucified by the Romans, this saint said: “I am not worthy to die like my Lord.” So, he was crucified upside down.

a) Simon

b) Jude

c) Peter

d) Matthew


2. This bishop of Milan helped convert St. Augustine. He said: “The rich man who gives to the poor does not bestow charity but pays a debt.”

a) John

b) Joseph

c) Leo the Great

d) Ambrose


3. Mary appeared to her in Lourdes, France but no one believed her at first. They told her to ask the woman her name. She told them: “When I asked her for her name, she said ‘I am the Immaculate Conception.’”

a) St. Clotilde

b) St. Bernadette Soubirous

c) St. Matilda

d) St. Jacinta


4. Host of a popular TV show in the 1950s-60s, this now-venerable archbishop insisted: “There are not over a 100 people in the U.S. that hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church.”

a) Fulton J. Sheen

b) Andrew Kim

c) Robert Bellarmine

d) Robert Barron


5. St. Augustine said: “Love God and do whatever you please.”

 True | False


Family Reflection

November 20, 2022 Christ the King

2 Samuel 5:1-3 • Colossians 1:12-20 • Luke 23:35-43

 “Above him there was an inscription that read, “This is the King of the Jews.” -Luke 23:38

The title “king” is a very important one. To some, it is a title of respect and honor. To others, it is very threatening. When Jesus was born and Herod learned from the magi about a new king, he felt threatened. He did not want anyone to be more powerful than he was, so he tried to destroy this new king. Later in Jesus’ life, Pontius Pilate also felt threatened and put Jesus to death. Jesus was a king who didn’t act like other rich and powerful kings who wanted to be the center of attention. He was a humble king who led by example and gave all he had so that we may know God’s love. May we give all we have to our King of Kings to thank him for such a gift.

PRAYER: give you the love you deserve. Today is the last Sunday of the liturgical year. I t is fitting, as we enter the Advent season and prepare ourselves for the baby Jesus, that we remember Jesus’ purpose in coming. He was sent by God to bring us into his Kingdom through his death and resurrection.

FAMILY REFLECTION: How do you feel about our King? How do you love, respect and honor him?

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