Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 13-14, 2010
Please continue to pray for his
safe return to us at the end of June.
SECOND COLLECTION TODAY FOR
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Our social justice ministry as Catholics and Christians teaches us to
reach out to and care for each other.
Our brothers and sisters are all Jesus in Disguise.
The Catholic Relief Services collection puts faith into action
with funds from generous Catholics across the
in Faith Together
As the final weeks of
ADA approaches, a group of concerned volunteer parishioners will be
telephoning our regular contributors who have not yet responded to
this year’s Appeal, beginning next Sunday, March 21st.
If you are called, please respond politely and generously.
For your convenience, you may make your pledge by phone.
It will be confirmed by mail from the Diocese.
MANY THANKS to those who have already pledged.
Please wait for your statements from the Diocese and mail
payments directly to them, as the bookkeeping is done there.
ARE STILL NEEDED for the
You may also donate online by going to www.dsj.org, and click on “Ways to Give.”
PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE
parishioners are invited to an Adult Parish Reconciliation Service on
Wednesday, March 24th, at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.
During this service, we will gather together as a parish family
to celebrate God’s mercy and forgiveness.
The service will include Scripture readings, time for
reflection and individual confession and absolution.
Sign-ups are being taken for the ADULT Confirmation classes (age 18 and older, who have already been Baptized and have had First Eucharist). Please register for the classes through the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. The classes are scheduled once a week from April 5th – May 10th. The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Pentecost, May 23rd, at the Cathedral.
Happy St. Joseph’s Feast Day to all
of us in the Diocese of San Jose, the Cathedral Basilica of St.
Joseph and Sister Noreen Driscoll, CSJ, St. Victor’s Pastoral
Associate, on Friday, March 19th!
PLANNED GIVING NOTES
It is easy
to turn an old life insurance policy into a nice gift to St. Victor’s
Parish, and a possible tax deduction.
Simply transfer it to, “The Roman Catholic Bishop, a
California Corporate Sole, for the benefit of St. Victor’s Parish.”
It is even easier to add the Parish as a beneficiary to a
policy. Because you can
always change this, there is no tax deduction for including the Church
as a beneficiary.
If you want to know
more about this, the Diocese can provide free assistance.
Call Robert Serventi @ 983-0168, or write to him at: Diocese of
San Jose, The Chancery, 1150 N.
Come Back To Me With All Your
Lent is a special time. We take time to look more closely at God and God
looks at us. How can we
take even minor steps to get closer to God during these forty days?
There are three traditional practices that the Church puts
before us to help us forget self and follow Christ more closely. These
practices are: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
The most perfect prayer we have is the Mass. Join with others at
the 6:30 or 8:00 A.M. Mass during the weekdays (Monday-Friday) of
Lent. And/or join us on Friday evenings for Stations of the Cross
at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.
Fasting asks us to
let go of habits that get in the way of our ability to love God and
others. The Fridays of
Lent are days of abstinence for everyone 14 years or
older. That means NO
FRIDAY will be a day of fast and abstinence.
That means ONLY ONE FULL MEAL for those 18-59 and
NO MEAT for anyone 14 years or older.
The faithful should not excuse themselves lightly from these
Through almsgiving (ADA Appeal, Special Collections, Operation
Rice Bowl – Catholic Relief Services, Eastside F.I.S.H., St. Vincent
de Paul, or the Dollar a Dad Program) we come to see others as God
sees them, worthy of our love and sharing.
Lenten Reminders: All the faithful, after they have participated in First Communion, are obliged to share in Communion at least once a year during the Easter season (First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday). The faithful who are old enough to understand that they have sinned are obligated to confess serious sins at least once a year. It is recommended that venial sins also be confessed.
EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS NEEDED
Donations for the Altar Society Flowers may be made in our EASTER
FLOWER envelopes located on the tables inside the Church and in
the vestibule. Your
contribution will help defray some of the expenses used for
beautifying the Church at this time of the year.
Please place these envelopes in the collection basket, or drop
them by the Rectory Office. Thank
VICTOR’S VIETNAMESE DAY OF RECOLLECTION
of recollection for Vietnamese speaking parishioners are re-scheduled
for the two evenings of March 19th (8:30-9:30 P.M.) and 20th
(6:30-9:30 P.M.) in the Church. If
you have any questions, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.
Intentions for the Week
Deceased Members of the Latendresse Family
Pablo R. Antonio
In Honor of Nino de Praga
Joseph Gullo, Sr., & Mary Gullo
Cresencia Potenciano & Justina Aranda
For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish
Vanthy & Thanh Le II
is needed for Seder Supper...kitchen help, waiter and or waitress, cookie bakers, potato bakers,
etc. If you can help in
any way, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. Dinner will be
provided for all workers. Thank
you in advance.
Seder table host is also needed for the annual SEDER, which
will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, March 31st.
Please call the Rectory Office, if you are able to help
will be available after Masses next Sunday, March 21st
– 8:00, 9:15 and 10:45 A.M. and 12:15 P.M.
Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and
prayers to the families and friends
Dorothy Helms, who recently passed away.
THE SAFETY OF OUR SCHOOL CHILDREN – weekday parking is prohibited in the back
parking lot (near and behind the hall) after 9:00 A.M.
Once the 8:00 A.M. Mass is over, your vehicle must be moved.
ALTAR SOCIETY FLORAL SERVICE
The Altar Society offers parishioners an opportunity to provide flowers for our Sanctuary as a memorial or tribute gift. It might be in memory of a deceased loved one, in thanksgiving, or to commemorate a birthday, baptism, marriage, anniversary, etc. In return for a minimum $100.00 gift, the Altar Society will arrange for the floral display on the date(s) specified and will see that an acknowledgment appears in the Parish Bulletin for the corresponding week. For more information or to order this floral service, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.
There will be an important usher’s meeting on Monday, March 22nd, at 7:00 P.M. in Room 8 of the School.
All ushers are asked to attend this meeting in preparation for Holy Week and Easter.
to our parishioners,
Mr. & Mrs. Ben
all of the students on the Academic Decathlon Team and alternates,
who participated in the Junior High Academic Decathlon on Saturday,
March 6th, at
is a family in our parish community that needs a kitchen table (they
do have chairs) and a twin bed.
If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @
251-7055. THANKS to the parishioner for the donation of the
living room furniture.
collection is next weekend.
Please bring your non-perishable food donations (canned
fruits & vegetables, macaroni & cheese, tuna, peanut butter,
etc.) and place them in the designated box in the vestibule of the
CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROGRAM. Case managers are working in collaboration with the Diocesan Restorative Justice Program to help youth turn their lives around. For more information go to: www.CatholicCharitiesSCC.org .
United State Naval Academy, MEN’S GLEE CLUB, under the
direction of Dr. Aaron Smith, will perform in the Cathedral Basilica
of St. Joseph on Thursday, March 18th, at 7:30 P.M.
Tickets are: $20.00 General Admission, $15.00 Students,
Seniors and Military. Checks
made payable to Midshipmen Welfare Fund should be mailed to:
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, USNA Concert,
Fr. Peter an MFT trainee at USF has teamed up with A Center for Hope and is offering counseling services, specializing in couples therapy and depression. All cases are supervised by Dr. Michael Kelly, Ph.D. MFC#36367. To schedule and appointment, please call 220-5558.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY, March 17!
May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face
shine upon you and be
gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give
ST. JOSEPH PRAYER:
Communication for the Parish)
“...he was lost and has been found.” (Luke