September 25, 2022

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY READINGS

SUNDAY REFLECTION

Renewing our Mission as One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church 

September 15, 2022

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

On December 6, 2021, the Diocese of San José, following the call of Pope Francis to be a "listening Church," I called on our diocese to begin a yearlong process of prayer, listening, and discernment in preparation for our first Diocesan Synod to be held on January 27 - 29, 2023. I invited us all – laity, religious, and clergy – to call upon the Holy Spirit to prepare ourselves for a process of listening, discernment, and pastoral planning. Implementing a new pastoral plan will prepare us for our 50th Jubilee of the Diocese of San José in 2031, which happily coincides with the 500th anniversary of Mary's appearance and message to St. Juan Diego in 1531. We will look to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Star of the New Evangelization, as our guide as we seek to evangelize anew Silicon Valley.


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LITURGY
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WEEKDAYS

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM

In the Church & Online


RECONCILIATION

Saturdays 4:00 PM In the Church

WEEKENDS

Sunday Vigil - Saturday 5:00 PM

In the Church & Online


Sunday 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

In the Church

Please stay home if you are feeling ill, have tested positive, or have been exposed to Covid.

Online Mass Links: Zoom | Facebook

Signup to Lector, Usher, EM & Altar Serve

Mass Intentions

September 24 - September 30

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

Saturday 5:00 Ben Patellaro 

and Jerry Romero †


Sunday 8:30 Mz. Fran Chambers †


Sunday 10:00 JW Knapen †


Sunday 11:30 James & Vincee Viso †


Monday 8:00  Souls in Purgatory


Tuesday 8:00 Estela Echivarre †


Wednesday 8:00 Robert Lawrence †


Thursday 8:00 John Phillip O'Brien 

and Milagros Geronimo †


Friday 8:00 Bridie Fitzgerald

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

Jena McAllaster,

Monica Krebsbach,

Hector Hernandez,

Barbara Sullivan, Sr. Joan Derry


PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Rita Vernacchia, Phil Cassidy, Loreto Munsayac,

James M'Guinnes III,

Ann Redmond, Flo Bey,

Michael Navarro, Tony Jones, Gloria Rojas, Brandi Duval, Helena Knapen

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

PARISH NEWS & EVENTS

Gratitude to ICF and the

Parish Community

Thanks to the ICF team members for organizing the Wine Down Social Event that took place in the St. Martin of Tours gym on Friday, September 16th. It was a great evening of fun and fellowship. Thank you also to everyone who joined and the sponsors for their donations! Please find below, some of the photos from the event.


Many Blessings,

Fr. Saju

Thank you to our parish catechetical team!

 

Last Sunday, our parish catechists received a special blessing. These volunteer catechists lovingly give of their time to teach the faith to our parish children and adults.


However, the first catechists in any child’s life are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens at home – both positive and negative – provides lessons for life. In the family, faith is shared as part of the unfolding of daily life. The home or “domestic church” provides a real place in which a child learns to live his or her faith as well as understanding it. The Church and parish catechists serve to support the home in this important role.


A special thank you goes to our parish catechists for supporting parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and guardians in passing the faith to the children and for nurturing the faith of our parish adults.


Our parish catechetical team:

Catechists for adults - Blessie and Ernie LaScola

CCM and First Eucharist catechists - Joanne Bakke, Petra Madrigal, Beth Tomista, Beverly Torres

Order of Christian Initiation - Jill Weeks

Children’s Liturgy of the Word - Xochilt Borja, Christine DeKlotz, Shari Oldfield, Aimee Muth, Julia Pinero, Adriana Poo, Ceris Schweitzer, Christine Taupier,

Brian Ward 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word catechist aids - Camille Muth, Miguel Pinero, Isabella Poo, Grace Saso

 

We would love for you to join our catechetical team. If interested and would like more information, please contact Lerma Simpson at lerma.simpson@dsj.org or at (408) 294-8953 ext. 321. 

Grief Support Group


St. Martins Grief Ministry is offering a 3 week grief support group in the Bailey House starting on Saturday November 5, 12, and 19. The group will meet from 9:00-11:00 AM and will be led by Sr. Jane Garrison. It is open to anyone going through loss of a loved one. Everyone attending is advised to be Vaccinated & Boosted. If you would like to register please call Therese Lehane at 408-294- 8953 ext. 316, or email tlehane@stmartin.org to sign up, or if you have any questions.

Calendar of Events:

Sunday, October 2nd

Donut Sunday

in the Community Building after Mass

Sunday, October 2nd

Pet Blessing 

in Mary's Garden at 2:00 PM

Please join us with your pets or a picture of them.

For a complete list of Parish events:
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

 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

Volunteers Needed

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


Liturgical Ministers

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


Pastoral Care Programs

Befrienders, 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

FAITH FORMATION & SPIRITUALITY

Dates to Remember...


Children’s Catechetical Ministry (CCM) and First Eucharist

September 21: Parent orientation in the church

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CCM & first year of First Eucharist preparation through the CCM process)

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (First Eucharist)


September 28: 

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Virtual Virtus safety session for students who are not attending our parish school


October 2: 

10 AM Mass Blessing for children preparing for the Sacrament of First Eucharist (St. Martin of Tours students and for CCM students who are in their 2nd year of preparation)


Youth Confirmation

September 29: Registration deadline

Click HERE for Youth Confirmation registration


October 2: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Parent and student orientation in the church


Adult Confirmation

September 25 and October 2: 11:30 AM session in the parish office


Order of Christian Initiation (formerly RCIA)

September 25 and October 2: 11:30 AM session

Adults – parish office

Youth – Bailey House

Catholic IQ...

A self-assessment for your fun and enlightenment.


1. What does the term Doctor of the Church mean?

a) Someone who performs spiritual healings i.e., exorcisms and healings

b) All priests are “Doctors of the Church” as they heal people through the Sacrament of Reconciliation

c) A saint whose writings have provided great learning to the Church

 

2. Is it liturgically correct to pray the Holy Rosary during Mass?

a) Yes

b) No

c) Yes; but only on Marian feast days

 

3. A deacon can

a) perform baptisms and preach

b) hear confessions

c) offer Mass

 

4. For how many pieces of silver did Judas betray Christ?

a) 20

b) 30

c) 40

 

5. From where do we get the teachings of our faith?

a) The Pope only

b) The Magisterium, the Pope and Tradition

c) Tradition, The Magisterium, and Scripture


Answers CLICK HERE

Family Reflection


September 25, 2022 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 6:1a, 4-7 • 1 Timothy 6:11-16 • Luke 16:19-31

“Lay hold of eternal life, to which you were called…” -1 Tim 6: 12


What do we live for in this life? Most of us live for today and tomorrow, and maybe the next day. But what about heaven? Do we ever think about heaven? What will it be like? How do we get there? We have to look at the choices we make each day. Are we making choices in our life that will lead to life? The Gospel today talks about a rich man who only took care of himself. His choices did not lead him to everlasting life. Let us take a look at our own lives and decide what choices are helping us get closer to God, and which choices are steering us away.



PRAYER: Dear Lord, we want to be with you in your kingdom. Please help us to keep our hearts set on that goal and to make choices in our lives that will help us achieve it.


FAMILY REFLECTION:  How often do I think about heaven? Am I making choices to help me get there?

Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities

Web Link for this week - Children's Sunday Bulletin & Activities:

CLICK HERE

AROUND THE DIOCESE & COMMUNITY

World Youth Day 2023

Registration OPEN for WYD2023 Lisbon pilgrimage! Join the Diocese of San Jose Delegation. Complete your registration and deposit at www.dsj.org/wyed2023 View the preliminary itinerary and learn more about this pilgrimage. The delegation will gather with young people, from all over the world, and Pope Francis celebrating youth, an expression of the universal Church and intense moments of evangelization for the youth of the world. Share image in social media. 

Married Couples

Worldwide Marriage Encounter



Looking for a romantic get-away? Whether you’ve been married just a few years or over 50 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter is one of the best and most affordable marriage enrichments available anywhere. Take the time you need for each other and give yourselves the marriage you deserve and God desires for all couples to have. The next local experience is November 4-6 at St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista. For more information or to register visit wwme.org. For questions, call Ken & Claranne Schirle at 408-782-1413.

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
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