St. Martin of Tours San Jose
PARISH NEWS AND UPDATES
PENTECOST SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2020


An Update on Resuming Public Masses in the Diocese of San José

We want to provide you an update on the current situation regarding the celebration of Sacraments in the Diocese of San José. It’s been very challenging for all Catholics not to come together to celebrate Masses and other sacraments in a normal way. But we all understand that the reason that we do this is because we care for one another, especially those most vulnerable to this dangerous virus.

We know that God is with us, but at the same time, we have to be careful and make sure that we protect each other in this challenging time. Although the buildings are closed, our parishes are open with live-stream Masses and virtual ministry and outreach. We are also actively preparing for a return to in-person worship with physical distance and other safety modifications. 

The Diocese has been in conversation with public officials from the state and county on the importance of religion in peoples’ lives and on safety protocols for in-person worship. It is very encouraging that last week, the CDC released non-binding public health guidance for faith communities, and this week, the Governor released state guidance for religious services. Formal determinations of dates and gathering size for public worship have not yet been made in Santa Clara County. We look forward to working with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to determine how and when to implement the guidance in this jurisdiction. 

For the past few weeks, a Diocesan Taskforce has been developing a framework of guidance and protocols that balance the health and safety of all with the sacredness of our worship. Bishop Cantú and the taskforce made this framework available to parishes this week. Parishes are now working to implement the many adaptations, train their liturgical ministers, and have the necessary equipment required in anticipation for when the County Health Department lifts the current restrictions.

While we share the deep desire to bring people back to public Mass as quickly as possible, we need to coordinate with health officials to do so when it is safe and ensure our parishes are prepared for the physical distancing, face covering, and sanitization protocols necessary to minimize the spread of the virus. We will share more information as it becomes available. Until the public Masses takes place again in our Diocese, our parishes will continue to live-stream Masses and provide online ministry in response to the spiritual needs of their communities. Even after the public Masses resume, live-streaming and online ministry will continue for the high-risk parishioners, who will need to continue to stay home for their own safety.

We ask for your continued prayers, patience, understanding, and support during this extraordinary time.

Diocese of San Jose




SUNDAYS & WEEKDAYS MASS SCHEDULE


Sundays and Weekdays Mass: 10.00 AM English

All the liturgies will be live-streamed through St. Martin of Tours San Jose Facebook Page and through YouTube channel. You will be also able to join the liturgies through Zoom.

Facebook Live for all Services :

Zoom for all Services:
Zoom link and details: https://dsj.zoom.us/j/450372375
Meeting ID: 450 372 375

YouTube Live and Video Links:
May 31, Pentecost Sunday Mass: CLICK HERE

YouTube videos remain available after the service (same link)
St. Martin of Tours YouTube Chanel Link CLICK HERE

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020!

Eight Graders of StM - We congratulate you on your graduation! Class of 2020! You did it!
We cannot wait to see all the places you'll go, but please remember you'll always have a home here at StM! We will miss you, and we can't wait to gather together when we are able!
For Special Commencement Video: CLICK HERE
Graduation Mass Video: CLICK HERE


HOLY HOUR WITH HAPPY HOUR


Thursday, June 4, at 7.00 PM





Facebook Live  :  CLICK HERE

Zoom Holy Hour and Happy Hour:  CLICK HERE
Zoom link and details: https://dsj.zoom.us/j/450372375
Meeting ID: 450 372 375
CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF PENTECOST VIDEO
As we approach the Feast of Pentecost, and conclude our celebration of Easter, I reflect with gratitude on these past fifty days in our Diocese for the incredible ministry provided. 

Despite the many challenges that we faced during this pandemic, our parishes, schools and Chancery staff, inspired by the Holy Spirit, were able to spread the Gospel in ways we never could have imagined. 

I want to share with you a short video that highlights how the Holy Spirit has been working through us from that moment of Pentecost through the ages, and especially today as we face an unprecedented time in our history as a Church. The Holy Spirit is alive and well in all of us. 

Warm Pentecost greetings to you and your families,

Yours in Christ, 

Bishop Oscar Cantú  

CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF PENTECOST VIDEO: CLICK HERE


CHILDREN'S SUNDAY ACTIVITY


In the parish website, we have children's Sunday activities posted for each Sunday. Every Sunday, there will be new activities corresponding to the readings posted. They are not only fun for children, but also help for their spiritual growth.

Robert Rodrigues, Director of Faith Formation

Web Link for Pentecost Sunday's Activity : CLICK HERE
THANKS TO JAMES VAUGHAN!
St. Martin of Tours Parish community is grateful to James Vaughan for building a fence by Mary's Garden for his Eagle Scout project. As you can see from the photos, he and his team did an amazing job. Thank you James!
Parish Office and Staff Availability
We are Here for You
Our parish office is open on a limited time basis for essential operations. We follow the shelter-in-place and other directives of the county fully. However that does not mean, we are shut down. Parish staff and I will be assisting you by responding to your phone messages and emails. Please leave a voice message or email. We will do our best to respond promptly.

Our Phone Number is: (408) 294-8953.

If you or a loved one are in need of Sacramental care, such as anointing of the sick, last rites, confession, Fr. Gener and I will be available to assist you. Please be sure to call the Parish office to leave a message or email us.


For staff directory and email addresses: Click Here

Please Support Our Parish!
St. Martin of Tours Stewardship

Thank you for your support to the parish! We need your financial support now more than ever to continue our ministries. We look forward to your support during these times when we have no regular Sunday collections. The online donation system that we use is safe, secure and convenient. You can use credit cards, debit cards or direct transfer from your bank account. In order to give online donations and offerings to the parish, please click CLICK HERE .
If you are unable to give online, please remember to mail in your weekly offertory gift to: 200 O'Connor Dr., San Jose, CA 95128. We thank you for your continued support of our parish community.

ADA UPDATE
We have a long way to go to reach our ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL GOAL. We are currently at 78% of our goal. To support ADA, please CLICK HERE.

PRAYING THE ROSARY IN MAY
In the month of May, it is one of the Catholic traditions to pray the Rosary at home within the family. Pope Francis encourages everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May. This can be done either as a group or individually; you can decide according to your own situations, making the most of both opportunities. The key to doing this is always simplicity, and it is easy also on the internet to find good models of prayers to follow

Rosary at St. Martin of Tours - Monday to Saturday at 9.40 AM through Zoom


To Learn How to Pray the Rosary: Click Here

“REV UP THE SEMS” FUN RUN/WALK VIRTUAL!!!

June 15-July 20  
The goal of this event is to raise awareness for Vocations while practicing social distancing!  Join us  (virtually) for our Second Annual Fun Run for Vocations! Run, walk, skip, hop, jump, dance…. .your pace, your space!   
Confessions

Confessions are scheduled by appointment.

Please call the parish office and leave a message for Fr. Saju or Fr. Gener. They will call you back promptly to schedule an appointment and will explain the protocol followed.
Phone: 408-294-8953

CA Disaster Relief Assistance For Immigrants (DRAI)

THROUGH CATHOLIC CHARITIES

The State of California, through Catholic Charities will provide one-time disaster relief assistance to adult undocumented immigrant over the age of 18 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is funded by the State of California. The program is for adults who are ineligible for other forms of federal unemployment or pandemic related assistance, such as the CARES act or unemployment benefits. Please pass this information to others.

Program period: Monday, May 18 to June 30, 2020.
Days of operation: Monday through Saturday
Hours of Hotline: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The first step is to CALL 415-324-1011 (This is Catholic Charities Hotline for this assistance)

For Further Details: CLICK HERE

Second Harvest/Catholic Charities Food Distribution at St. Martin

In response to COVID-19, St. Martin of Tours Parish in collaboration with Catholic Charities and Second Harvest has set up short term food distribution for drive-thru pick up of prepared boxes of food. The food distributions at St. Martin of Tours will be in the parking lot, every Wednesday from 1-3 pm.

A total of 42 volunteers are needed each week from 11:30 AM-3:30 PM. We would love to recruit volunteers from our parish and school communities! Please use this link to sign up as a volunteer through Catholic Charities. Contact Karen with any questions at (408) 410-3222.

To Volunteer for Food Distribution: Click Here

NEED FOOD? please call 1-800-984-3663
email foodconnection@shfb.org  or visit online at: Second Harvest

List of Other Food Distribution Sites : Click Here
Questions?
Please email the Parish Office .