PARISH e-NEWS & UPDATES - August 23, 2020
Update on Wildfires and Air Quality from the Diocese
Given the wildfires in the mountains on both sides of our Diocese and the poor air quality, we want to provide you with an update as well as information and resources that are available.

LIVE THE LITURGY : Inspiration for the Week
To stand in the presence of God is to stand in the presence of incomprehensible mystery. We are people of proofs and facts. With good reason, we are becoming more doubtful of what presents itself to us, as technology makes it easy to fabricate false images and distort what is actually true. What we think is real actually may not be. We become skeptical. Does this skepticism affect our relationship with God? To have faith in God means that we must be willing to trust in the absence of full knowledge. To know the mind of God means we would know God himself, and that is impossible. To acknowledge Jesus as the Christ means we acknowledge that the reality and presence of an incarnate God has a fundamental claim on who we are. When we name this truth, we participate in a depth of knowledge that stretches us far beyond the scope of our minds. It brings us to silence, which is the only way to touch our soul.




(21st 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 MASS RESOURCES 
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
MISSION CO-OP - AUGUST
Franciscan Missionaries of Hope (Lyke Community)

Every year we get to hear from a missionary from another part of the world. This year because of the pandemic, the appeal will be done online.  This year we hear from the Franciscan Missionaries of Hope (Lyke Community).


The Franciscan Missionaries of Hope (a.k.a. Lyke Community) was founded in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1993 by nine young men who had undergone their initial formation in the Order of Friars Minor (OFM). Since the foundation of the Franciscan Missionaries of Hope, the community has also been known by another name “The Lyke Community”. This name was adopted in memory of Archbishop James Patterson Lyke of Atlanta, Georgia.
Through their Charism of giving hope, they reach out to the most vulnerable in the society from their Parishes - nine in the US + 3 in Kenya (including 19 out-stations/mission churches).  https://www.lykecommunity.org/parish-ministires.

TO MAKE A GIFT to the Franciscan Missionaries of Hope, please send your check to 
St. Julie Billiart Parish - in the memo line, please either state that your gift is for the Mission Co-op or for the Franciscan Missionaries of Hope.
SUNDAY OFFERTORY

Your ongoing monetary gifts are greatly needed and appreciated. Your Sunday Offertory gift sustains this parish.

We look forward to your support during these times when we have no regular Sunday offertory. You can use credit cards, debit cards or direct transfer from your bank account.
 
If you are unable to make your weekly offertory gift online, please remember to mail or drop off your the envelopes at the parish office 366, Saint Julie Drive, San Jose, CA 95119.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL (ADA)
We have gone over our goal of $92,298.00. Every dollar from here on (pledged and 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. 
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR
THE SICK & HOME-BOUND
David Ojeda, Atlanta Cormier, Jose Parasseril, Carol Bautista, Destiny Gonzalez, Maxine Tavora, Leticia Melendez, Sabrina Max, Wanda Miller, Paola Cuevas, Peggy Mitchell, Rosa Lippolis, Fatima de Lumen, Marie Joy, Aleyna Espinoza, Guadalupe Martinez, Trinidad Gomez-Valdez, Justin Esquivel Ferguson, David Petruncola, Angela Bustamante, Ida Lopez, Augustin Bravo Gomez, Sharon Lyndon, Rosalie & Chauncey Russo, Brian Johst, Vincent Sanders, Emma Ordonio, Joseph Ordonio, Cal & Janie Sharp, Barbara Henry, Eugene Haberman
PRAYERS FOR THE
RECENTLY DECEASED
Coleen Martin, Benjie Gomez, Ron Jacobs, Fr. Leonard Traverso, Leonora Ilog, Jose Altagarcia Ramirez, Augistin Bravo, Rito Puentes, Gabina Balbuena, Cecilia Young, Monsignor Joseph Milani, Rita Lozoya, Ramon Hernandez, Lois Barkley, Fr. William Pegnam, Daniel Morales, Jose Carballo, Francis Rosas, Mary Beaumont, Hermelinda Valdez, Maggie Petruncola, Sabastian Orozco, Mario Rodriguez, Bernethel Penland, Cameron Bonner, Terry Bialorucki, Jerry Jensen
FAITH FORMATION | FORMACION DE FE
..... to all listed below who will be receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist next week. Please keep them, their sponsors, their family and their catechists in your prayers.
Angel Hernandez
Stephaine King
Ezly Trillas 
Vanesa Rios (RCIA)
Belinda Esquivel-Patricio
Sofia Acosta,
James Cordova
Isaac Gomez
Kadence Ortiz
Nathalie Rose Andrade (RCIA)
Maria de Jesus Becerra (RCIA)
Diego Juarez (RCIA)
Julissa Ramos (RCIA)
Laura Morales (RCIA)
Maribel Morales (RCIA)
David De Jesus Velazquez (RCIA)
Gustavo Martinez (RCIA)
Yolanda Martinez (RCIA)
Luis Zaragoza (RCIA)
Joshua Torres (RCIA)
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

An Invitation That Never Ends
  • Have you been worshiping with us, but never officially taken the step to become Catholic?
  • Have you been away from the Church, and have now returned, but want to know more?
  • Have you been a Catholic all your life, but never celebrated all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)?
  • Have you joined us from a different background and would like to find out more about the Catholic Church?

If you (“or someone you know”) answers YES to any of these questions, you are invited 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 decision is ultimately yours to discern if this is to be your spiritual home. The invitation is always open: RSVP when you are ready! We look forward to welcoming you.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Yolanda Toulet - Yolanda.Toulet@dsj.org or call
408-629-3030 x 104.
RITO DE INICIACIÓN CRISTIANA PARA ADULTOS (RICA)

Una invitación que nunca termina
  • ¿Ha estado adorando a Dios con nosotros, pero nunca ha dado oficialmente el paso para convertirse en católico?
  • ¿Ha estado lejos de la Iglesia y ahora ha regresado, pero quiere saber más?
  • ¿Ha sido católico toda su vida, pero nunca celebró todos los sacramentos de iniciación (bautismo, confirmación, eucaristía)?
  • ¿Se ha unido a nosotros con una formación religiosa diferente y le gustaría saber más sobre la Iglesia Católica?

Si usted (“o alguien que conoce”) responde SÍ a cualquiera de estas preguntas, está invitado a obtener más información a través del proceso llamado Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos (RICA). Es un viaje que comienza con tus preguntas. No hay obligación al unirse a nosotros para descubrir más sobre la fe católica. En última instancia, la decisión es suya para discernir si este es su hogar espiritual. La invitación siempre está abierta: ¡confirme su asistencia cuando esté listo! Esperamos darle la bienvenida.

PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN
Comuníquese con Yolanda Toulet - Yolanda.Toulet@dsj.org o llame al
408-629-3030 x 104.
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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for past editions of our e-newsletter.

 
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.
AROUND THE DIOCESE
Santa Teresa Parish Social Action Ministry invites you to participate in an 8-Week series on Racism, Justice and Equality (click here for information)

Virtually Wednesdays
August 12th to September 23rd
6:45 pm to 8:45 pm 

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County conducted a study of 555 households at 3 parish food distribution sites in Santa Clara County to learn more about what economic challenges they are facing in light of the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis. Click here to read the full survey report.

If you or someone you know is suffering due to the effects of the pandemic, or you’d like to support Catholic Charities and give help, please call (408) 468-0100.
#EveryoneCounts in the #2020Census no matter what language you speak! You can fill out the Census by phone in 13 different languages. Everyone living in the US has a right to be counted, regardless of your status – and your information will never be shared with other government agencies.

Here's why the Census counts!

Visit http://my2020census.gov/ to find the language best-suited for you and get counted today. #ICount #CaliforniaForAll
VIDEO EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE EL COVID-19 Y LA COMUNIDAD HISPANA
El Comité de la Región Once para los Hispanohablantes (RECOSS) lanzó recientemente un video en español, dirigido como respuesta de la comunidad de fe a la comunidad hispana sobre el COVID-19. Clic aqui para ver el video. Una lista de recursos para familias está disponible en https://www.dsj.org/protecting-gods-children/family-safety-resources/.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION VOLUNTEERS
Positions:
Registration, Loading, Traffic & Leads
In order to volunteer you must be between
the ages of 14 to 65

Volunteers Needed at:
* Our Lady of Refuge Parish - Tuesday - 3:30 pm 
* St. John Vianney Parish - Thursday - 8:15 am
* St. Lucy Parish - Friday - 8:30 am
* St. Maria Goretti Parish-2nd & 4th Friday-1:15 pm
* Santa Teresa Parish - Saturday - 10:30 am
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
ACCOMPANIMENT VOLUNTEER


"Everybody Loves a Baby" is a new Accompaniment line of service that is targeting pregnant or recently delivered mothers. Training will include information on identifying and supporting mothers who are experiencing perinatal and postpartum depression, service navigation for maternal resources, and trauma informed interventions.
Training will take place on August 12 and 19 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  
For information and to volunteer,
email Lynda DeManti at
CATHOLIC CHARITIES RESOURCES
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

No registration required before hand. Registration will be done on-site.
 
 
HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION