PARISH e-NEWS & UPDATES - October 25, 2020
LIVE THE LITURGY : Inspiration for the Week
Do we really understand how important our relationships with our brothers and sisters throughout the world truly are? Many give God’s commandment to love your neighbor and yourself a congenial glance of approval and agreement without really thinking about the implications. Sometimes it is easier to kneel in reverence before the tabernacle in a church than to kneel in reverence before the tabernacle of another person’s soul. Witnessing and being consumed by the Divine Power alive in the heart of every living being transforms not only how we see our brothers and sisters but how we see God Himself. The cries of the poor and those who are hurting must echo in our hearts. We can no longer be deaf to the world’s pain. It is no longer acceptable to judge others, unduly criticize, or marginalize, neglect, abuse, manipulate, or participate in the exploitation of anyone! We are asked to become hypersensitive to not only what we are doing, but why we are doing it. This holds true not only with regard to the daily conduct of our lives but our economic and corporate relationships and policies as well.





(30th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(30th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
MASS SCHEDULE AT ST. JULIE BILLIART PARISH
SUNDAY MASS: ZOOM
11:00 am - English
1:00 pm - Spanish

DAILY MASS: ZOOM
Rosary before Mass - 9:00 am
Mon - Friday - 9:30 am

OUTDOOR MASS
in front of Santa Niño Statue
SUNDAY MASS
9:30 am - English
11:00 am - Spanish

WEDNESDAY - 8:30 am

Before registering to attend the OUTDOOR MASS service, please review the guidelines



or DIAL BY PHONE
+1 669 900 6833 or  +1 669 219 2599
Meeting ID: 4152738903 
RETURN TO IN-PERSON INDOOR & OUTDOOR MASSES
A LETTER FROM FR. ANGELO DAVID, PASTOR
My Dear Parishioners,

Yesterday, October 14, 2020, Bishop Cantu released a letter regarding the opening of our parishes and missions for indoor worship throughout the Diocese of San Jose. This is indeed great news to all of us here at St. Julie Billiart Parish!

Mis estimados feligreses,

Ayer, 14 de octubre de 2020, el obispo Cantu publicó una carta oficial sobre la apertura de nuestras parroquias y misiones para el culto en interiores en toda la Diócesis de San José. ¡Esta es una gran noticia para todos nosotros aquí en la parroquia St. Julie Billiart!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE 
HOLY COMMUNION

VIDEO - WHAT TO EXPECT
OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Here are some resources for you to use.

This year, we invite you to submit your loved ones' names in our online Book of Remembrance. You will remember that we had the Book of Remembrance in the church through the month of November. Please CLICK ON THIS LINK to add the name(s) of your loved one(s) so we can pray for and honor them through this month. 
LIBRO VIRTUAL DEL RECUERDO

Este año, lo invitamos a enviar los nombres de sus seres queridos en nuestro Libro del Recuerdo en línea. Recordará que tenemos el Libro del Recuerdo en la iglesia durante el mes de noviembre. HAGA CLIC EN ESTE ENLACE para agregar el (los) nombre (s) de sus seres queridos para que podamos orar por ellos y honrarlos.
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
SUNDAY OFFERTORY

Our parish is very grateful for the many parishioners and friends of our parish who have continued and increased their generosity over the past few months. So many of you continue to turn in your envelopes to the office or have made gifts using ONLINE GIVING.

Your generosity has allowed the parish to continue paying our employees and maintain our facilities during this historic time. Thank you to all those who have made sacrifices to make this possible. 
 
If you are unable to make your weekly offertory gift online, please continue to mail or drop off your the envelopes at the parish office 366, Saint Julie Drive, San Jose, CA 95119.
Online Giving allows you to make donations and payments via your mobile phone, smart device or computer to our parish.
ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL (ADA) UPDATE - SEP 30, 2020

BY THE NUMBERS
Pledged to date: $94,712.00 (102% of our goal of $92,298.00)

Collected as at Sep 30, 2020: $82,074.72 (88.92% of goal)

Every dollar from here on (paid above our goal) will be rebated back to our parish.

If you have not yet made your pledge in 2020, please prayerfully consider making one today.
EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS FOR PARISH GIVING
Many employers are offering a double matching gift for donations during the COVID 19 crisis. Please check with your employers to see what their policy is. For example, Apple is one such company that is currently doubling the Matching Gifts contributions. 
2nd OFFERING: OCTOBER
World Mission Sunday is celebrated in all the local Churches as the feast of catholicity and universal solidarity so Christians the world over will recognize their common responsibility with regard to the evangelization of the world.


If you plan to send a check, please add "Mission Sunday" in the memo line.

Learn more at 
ST. JULIE BILLIART PARISH FOOD PANTRY NEEDS
The Food Pantry is in need of the following items (please note sizes):
  • Green beans: 14 to 16 oz cans
  • Chicken Broth: 14 to 16 oz cans
  • Cranberry Sauce: 14 to 16 oz cans
  • Dry Pinto Beans: 1 or 2 pound bags
  • Instant Mash Potato: 13 to 28 oz box
  • Jell-O                          6 oz box
  • Stove Top Stuffing    6 oz box
Please bring them directly to the Food Pantry on
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm only
Note timing as there will be no one to receive your gifts outside these days/times.
MASS INTENTIONS
MASS INTENTION OFFERINGSS FOR 2021
We are now taking Mass Intention offerings for 2021. If you have more than 5 intention offerings to schedule, please send an email to sharon.aeria@dsj.org providing the dates and the intention of the Mass (If the intention is for a birthday or anniversary or for a deceased person, please give us the name of the person).
If you have less than 5 intention offerings, please
PRAYER REQUESTS
FOR THE SICK & HOME-BOUND

David Tong Nguyen, Jesus Jimenez, Rita Russo, Evelyn Codiga, Jesus Jimenez, Jean Wilson, Jose Gonzales, Edilberto Bustamante, Martha Vasquez, Maria Guadalupe Ramirez, Dolly Grey, Ethel Soliven Timbol, Destiny Gonzalez, Maxine Tavora, Sabrina Max, Peggy Mitchell, Fatima de Lumen, Aleyna Espinoza, David Petruncola, Angela Bustamante, Sharon Lyndon, Rosalie & Chauncey Russo, Brian Johst, Emma Ordonio, Joseph Ordonio, Cal & Janie Sharp, Barbara Henry, Eugene Haberman
PRAYERS FOR THE
RECENTLY DECEASED

Frances Cangialosi , Chuck Stowell, Jean Stowell, Jose Juan Sandoval, Patrick Thomas, William P. Young; Donald F. Coonan, Benjie Gomez, Benjamin Mutuc Jr., Ron Jacobs, Leonora Ilog, Cecilia Young, Maggie Petruncola, Terry Bialorucki, Jerry Jensen
PARISH OFFICE OPEN FOR ONLINE (email) AND PHONE SUPPORT
Please continue to check our website for timely updates - stjulies-dsj.org

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To keep you and our Parish staff safe, the parish office remains closed for in-person support. However, we are available to assist you virtually. Please send us an email or leave a voicemail and we will respond promptly.
Visit the CONTACT US page for our
contact information.


ARE YOU SEEKING A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST?

If you are interested in becoming Roman Catholic, know someone who is interested, or would like to complete your Catholic Sacraments, we would like to invite you to find out more through the process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). It is a journey that begins with your questions. There is no obligation to join us as you discover more about your Catholic faith The process spans several months as a small group of “inquirers” begin to journey together as they learn, grow, pray, and build a personal relationship with Christ culminating in the reception of the Sacraments.
If this sounds like something you are interested in,
AROUND THE DIOCESE
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
Declaración del Obispo Oscar Cantú acerca de las observaciones del Papa Francisco sobre las uniones civiles del mismo sexo.

Bishop Oscar Cantú's Message on Faithful Citizenship and the Election 

As we approach Election Day, Bishop Cantú encourages us to be mindful of the values we are called to follow as Catholics. Let us take the time and educate ourselves, enter into civil discourse, and vote justly!

  • Download Bishop's Message PDF 

  • Read Bishop's Message Website

  • View Bishop's Video
October is Respect for Life Month

RESPECT LIFE SPEAKER SERIES – VIRTUAL ROSARIES & VIRTUAL TALKS
FRIDAYS in OCTOBER 6:30PM – 7:30PM
OFFICE OF FAMILY LIFE & SPIRITUALITY
Marriage & Family Virtual Teaching Series

Wednesdays through Dec 30
at 7:00 PM

For topics, speaker details and to join the meeting please go to
Retrouvaille: Do you seek the tools to heal and renew your relationship? Retrouvaille can help your marriage heal and be make it stronger. For locations and more information CLICK HERE
Retrouvaille te da las herramientas para sanar y renovar tu relacion: Noviembre 12-15 Programa VirtualPara más información haga CLIC AQUI
Marriage Prep Dates: Find the steps couples need to take before saying “I do” at the altar and many resources for engaged and married couples. For more information,
CLASSES FOR MOTHERS OF TEENAGE AND YOUNG ADULT CHILDREN
Get tips on how to manage stress for yourself and your family. Free online Zoom classes.
Wednesdays from 6 pm - 7 pm 
For additional information click here
CLASES PARA MADRES CON HIJOS ADOLESCENTES O JÓVENES ADULTOS
Practique técnicas para lidiar con el estrés. Clases gratis en línea (Zoom).
Jueves de 6pm a 7:30pm
Para más información haga clic aqui.
40th ANNIVERSARY LOGO CONTEST

The Diocese of San José is looking forward to celebrating its 40th Anniversary in March 2021. As a part of the preparations, all parishioners and friends are invited to participate in designing a logo that will be identified with the upcoming anniversary celebrations.

HOPE, HEAL, RENEW VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

You are invited to attend on November 12 – 14, 2020 a Virtual Conference.
Consider attending this wonderful enrichment opportunity available to all parishioners and ministers looking for spiritual growth in our Catholic faith. Join a dynamic group of speakers and other attendees to deepen your knowledge and share the diverse gifts of our faith. 
Registration is $25. Register and learn more at the CONFERENCE WEBSITE.
AFFORDABLE HOME INTERNET FOR QUALIFYING HOUSEHOLDS
IN SAN JOSE
San Jose Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services is helping address the digital divide in our communities and hosting enrollment workshops for affordable internet access.

Eligible candidates for affordable internet must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Have a child enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • CalFresh (food stamps) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medi-Cal
  • Have a household income under $40,000 per year.

Call (408) 829-9855 for an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Click on the links to view or download the flyer in ENGLISH or ESPANOL
"Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español): A Call to Political Responsibility" from the Catholic Bishops of the United States is offered as an official guide for the formation of consciences that Catholics can utilize as they weigh which candidate for public office to vote for.


The document also is accompanied by a series of five videos that highlight vital public policy issues.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES RESOURCES
RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

STATE – Governor Newsom has signed into law AB 3088 Eviction Moratorium, giving renters
extra time to pay their rent.
  • Prevents landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent this year from March 4 – August 31 because they lost income due to COVID-19.
  • Extends the protection to renters who
  • pay at least 25% of their rent from September 1 and January 31, 2020.
  • file a declaration of financial hardship due to the pandemic.

CITY OF SAN JOSE – San José residents who have lost jobs or income due to COVID-19 may
apply to the City of San Jose for financial assistance for rental payments, utilities, and housing
deposits from April 2020 through December 2020. Interested persons should apply by calling
one of the following numbers:
  • For monolingual Vietnamese: (408) 757-8044 and/or (408) 757-6661
  • For monolingual Spanish: (408) 757-7703 and/or (408) 757-7591.
  • For all other languages and general inquiries: (408) 758-0011

Applications will be accepted through a lottery system. For qualifications, please click on this link.


DRIVE-IN CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION ASSISTANCE (Free)

Catholic Charities Santa Clara offers: a drive-in workshop will be provided twice a month to potential citizenship applicants with an opportunity to have their completed applications reviewed by an Attorney and/or Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative. Participants are required to wear masks at all times during the scheduled event.



TOPP - Transitioning Off and Preventing Placement Program


 
FOOD DISTRIBUTION VOLUNTEERS
Positions:
Registration, Loading, Traffic & Leads
In order to volunteer you must be between
the ages of 14 to 65

For information and to volunteer,
email Lynda DeManti at

SIP & SEW VOLUNTEERS (sew masks)
Twice a month join other volunteers virtually while sewing masks together to support our volunteers at food distribution sites and other public venues. This position is entirely virtual. No background checks required. 
REFERRAL VOLUNTEERS
This position is for those primarily interested in service navigation. Volunteers staff a phone hotline during hours that they pre-determine and schedule where community members can call and access quick references for help. This position can take place in person or virtually and is supported by full time staff and a tech platform that makes connecting people to services easy and fast. The position requires 2-3 hours of availability per week. Volunteers must complete a 2 hour training, pass a Livescan test and TB test. Need volunteers who can speak Spanish, Vietnamese or English. 

TRANSLATORS
English/Spanish and English/Vietnamese
For information and to volunteer,
email Lynda DeManti at
HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION