Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 7, 2021
Dear Parishioners,

We invite you this Saturday, November 6th to 5:00 PM Mass followed by a candlelight procession and prayer in celebration of our patron saint, St. Martin of Tours. The Men's Club will be providing cookies and hot chocolate after the candlelight procession for all to enjoy. We look forward to celebrating with you. Happy St. Martin of Tours Feast Day!!

Prayer to St. Martin of Tours
Blessed St, Martin of Tours, our patron saint,
You, who full of love and generosity
when you saw the beggar that was freezing from cold,
without knowing that in truth he was Christ,
did not doubt to give him half of your cape;
and you, who did not seek recognition
but only to favor your neighbor,
found glory before the Lord.
Saint Martin, blessed Bishop of Tours,
may your virtues and charity
accompany us always.
Bless and protect our parish and its ministries.
We promise to be charitable
and giving to our brothers and sisters in need. 
We make this prayer through your intercession,
Amen.

LITURGY
Anyone that feels sick, has tested COVID positive, or has been exposed to a person who is COVID positive should stay home and attend the live-stream Mass.
Mass Intentions
November 6 - November 12
To schedule a Mass intention, please email stmartinoftours@icloud.com.
Saturday 5:00pm - All Souls

Sunday 8:30am - All Souls

Sunday 10:00am - All Souls

Sunday 11:30am - All Souls

Monday 8:00am - All Souls

Tuesday 8:00am - All Souls

Wednesday 8:00am - Trix Schiro †
and Elenita Oimayuga †

Thursday 8:00am - Enrique D. Latoza †
and Manuel Nulud †

Friday 8:00am - Right to Life
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:
Aleksis Cantu, Bill Scharrenberg, Michael Glazzy, Dolores Santana, Luciana Sanvicente, Darlene DaSilva, Paul Bommarito, Arthur Magagna, Laura Ziffer, Philmon Philip, Alfredo & Fe Manrique
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:
Sofia Rita Vernacchia, Msgr. John Sandersfeld, Diane, Borella,
Hilaria Amezquita, Maximillion Thompson Smith, Joe Arant, Midge Zylker, Kyle Anderson, Rose Scudero-Jones, Jose Mendoza, Susie Miller, Cynthia Bean, Monica Kresb-Bach, Molly Clark, Sylvia Duenas, Michael Griffith Jr., Helena Knapen
Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.
Prayer Angels Ministry
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 & EVENTS
Upcoming Parish Events

DATE | EVENT
 
11/4 Holy Hour - Adoration in the Church at 7:00pm

11/6 St. Martin of Tours Feast Day Celebration starting at 5:00pm Mass

11/7 FALL BACK - don't forget to move your clocks back an hour

11/6 - 11/14 Annual Cloak Drive drop off in the Church or Parish Office

11/14 Friendsgiving on the Bailey House patio for all Young Adults (see info. below)
For a complete list of Parish events:
Holy Hour - Adoration

PLEASE JOIN US ON
Thursday, November 4th at 7:00pm
In the Church or via Zoom for Holy Hour

St. Martin of Tours
Annual Cloak Drive
November 6/7 & November 13/14

The St. Martin of Tours community is collecting new and clean gently worn coats for our farmworker families and our neighbors in need. Please reach out to your friends and family and help collect as many new and gently worn coats as possible. Coats can be donated before each Mass on November 6/7 and November 13/14. We ask that you bring coats ONLY, and if they are gently worn please make sure the coats are clean and wearable. If you purchased a new coat or had your gently worn coat dry cleaned, please donate it covered and on the hanger so we can keep them protected until they are distributed. This year there is a high need for Ladies' coats sizes S, M, and L as well as children's coats in all sizes. After we have collected all the coat, they will be blessed and then taken for distribution. If you have any questions, please contact Therese Lehane at tlehane@stmartin.org.
Dealing with Loss Over the Holidays
Thursday, November 11th from 7-8:30 PM

St. Simon Parish will be hosting "Dealing with Loss Over the Holidays" in person and via Zoom. Fr. Chris Bennett will be the presenter. For more information on how to register, please CLICK HERE.
St. Martin of Tours Young Adults
Sunday, November 14th

St. Martin’s Young Adults will be hosting their annual Friendsgiving event on Sun, Nov. 14th following the 11:30am Mass. Young Adults are invited to join us for Mass then we will enjoy our Thanksgiving buffet, reflection and fellowship outside behind the Bailey House. Please click HERE for more details.
Thanksgiving Mass & Food Collection
Thursday, November 25th at 9:00 AM

The St. Martin of Tours community is collecting non-perishable food at the Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 25th 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.
Young Disciple Passport

Calling all young disciples... don't forget to get your passports stamped at Mass this weekend. We look forward to celebrating All Hallow's Eve with you.
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
Parish Support

We thank you for your continued support during these challenging times! Please be as generous as you can as our collections have fallen short of our budget. If you would like to make a secure one-time donation and/or setup regular online donations, please use the GIVE NOW button. Thank you again!!
Liturgical Ministries
Volunteer Signups

If you are interested in being a lector, usher, eucharistic minister or altar server, use the button below to signup. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 408-294-8953. Thank you!!
Parish Office Hours
Monday -Thursday 10 AM to 5 PM

If you or a loved one is in need of Sacramental care, such as anointing of the sick, last rites, confession, Fr. Gener & Fr. Saju are available. Please contact them directly. Staff Directory
FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY
Dates to Remember
RCIA: 
November 7 – 10:00 AM: Rite of Acceptance & Rite of Welcome at the 10:00 Mass 
(session in the parish office after formal dismissal) 
November 14 – 10:00 AM: Mass followed by a session in the parish office after 
dismissal. 
November 21 – 10:00 AM: Mass followed by a session in the parish office after 
dismissal. 

CCM (Children's Catechetical Ministry)/First Eucharist Preparation: 
November 13 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Virtual Family Retreat for the Sacrament of 
Reconciliation (for those preparing for First Eucharist) 
November 18 – 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM: Virtual Family Faith Night 
December 2 - 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM: CCM sessions for children

Confirmation: 
November 7- 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Virtual VIRTUS safety session (for students not 
enrolled at St. Martin of Tours school) 
November 14 – 10:00 AM Mass: Rite of Acceptance and blessing of Confirmation 
candidates 
November 21 – 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM: Candidate session in the Community Building 
A Closer Look at God…..
Lamb 

The night that God freed his people from slavery in Egypt, he told them that if they painted the blood of a lamb over their doorways, death would pass over their homes. Because of the blood of the lamb, they were saved on that first Passover. 
Lambs were important in worship, too. The ancient Israelites offered all sorts of crops and animals in sacrifice as a way of thanking God and showing sorrow for sin. A young lamb was one of the finest sacrifices they could offer. So, when John the Baptist saw Jesus and said, “Behold the Lamb of God,” his listeners understood. 
We see Jesus as the Lamb of God depicted primarily in two ways. The lamb might be lying on an altar, as in sacrifice. Or the lamb is standing, holding a white flag with a cross on it, triumphant over sin and death. In either of these you might see other symbols: the lamb’s breast might be pierced with blood pouring from it, or there might me water flowing around it, expressing a vision of the Lamb from the Book of Revelation: “a river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb” (Revelation 22:1) 
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November 7, 2021 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 

1 Kings 17:10-16 • Hebrews 9:24-28 • Mark 12:38-44 

“Do not be afraid…first, make a little cake and bring it to me. Then you can prepare something for yourself and your son.” —1 Kings 17:13 

The poor widow did not refuse the prophet Elijah’s request, even though she barely had enough flour and oil to prepare one meal for her own family. She made a cake for Elijah, and afterwards, the Lord blessed her family with enough to eat for a full year. It must have been so hard for her to offer the last of her food to someone else when she didn’t know where any more would come from. This is one of many stories in the Bible when God provides for people when they are self-less and share what they have with others. Do I trust God this much—enough to put others’ needs before my own? 

Prayer: Dear Lord, please give us the faith and trust to put the needs of others before our own. Help us to see you in the poor and to care for them as we would care for our own family. Help us remember that everything we have is a gift from you for us to share. Please give us the grace we need to trust you in all things. 

Family Reflection: How can our family show our trust in God and our gratitude for all God has given us? 
This week, can our family give one item to the poor that we would rather keep for ourselves? 
Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities
Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:
AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY
National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated in our country November 7-13, 2021. Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation. Parishes resources for promoting National Vocation Awareness Week including prayers of the faithful:
November 12th at 11:30am - 1:00pm
Rosary & Faith Talk Luncheon
Presented by: Guadalupe Hope Society

Rev. George Aranha, Pastor of Santa Teresa Parish, will lead us in a rosary for the unborn and their parents, and share a faith talk on "Reading and Living the Gospel". This event will be in-person and virtually on Zoom. Register to attend either in person or virtually. Due to CDC guidelines, seats are limited at the hall.
Please register to attend the Rosary Luncheon: (408)447-5433, or email:

The Diocese of San José has published an impact report for fiscal year 2020-2021, which compiles information about the finances and ministries of the Catholic Church in Santa Clara County and the impact they’re making in our local community. Learn more by viewing our Impact Report for the fiscal year 2020-2021 here:  https://www.dsj.org/diocese-of-san-jose-impact-report/
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
Diocese of San Jose Year of St. Joseph

Diocese of San Jose Year of St. Joseph Webpage
We hope that through using these resources you will grow in love and devotion St. Joseph as the guardian and protector of God’s people, the Church. May Saint Joseph and the Holy Family intercede for us in this work of rededicating ourselves to the mission of Jesus Christ.  www.dsj.org/yearofstjoseph 
RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE

Questions?
Please email the Parish Office.