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Epiphany of the Lord - January 2-3, 2010

The word “epiphany” comes from the Greek epiphainen, a verb that means, “to shine upon,” “to manifest,” or “to make known.”  Thus the Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the many ways that Christ, and the light of His salvation, is made known to the world.

Traditional Epiphany Blessing of the Home: Make this inscription with chalk above the main door of your house: 20?G?M?B?10.  The leader then prays:  The three wise men, Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, followed the star of God’s Son, who became human over two thousand years ago.  May Christ bless our dwelling and remain with us throughout the New Year. Amen.



This week’s second collection is for our Development Fund.  This fund assists with the never-ending repairs and projects on the parish grounds.  Thank you for your support.



The schedule for our Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers is now available on our Web Page. Please go to: and click on "Ministers and Organizations, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers" for the information. 



The next meeting for the officers of the Knights of Columbus will be held on Thursday, January 7th, at 7:30 P.M. in Class Room #7 of the School.

The next general meeting of the Knights of Columbus will be held on Thursday, January 14th, at 7:30 P.M. in Class Room #8 of the School.



Applications for St. Victor’s School for the 2010-11 school year will be available beginning Monday, January 4th, from 8:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M. at the School Office and online @  Please join us for an Open House on Sunday, January 31st, from 10:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M.


CATECHETICAL MINISTRY classes resume January 4th.  Please check your handbooks for individual class information.


JANUARY 9-10, 2010

ISAIAH 40:1-5, 9-11

TITUS 2:11-14; 3:4-7

LUKE 3:15-16, 21-22



Give Your House To St. Victor’s Parish And Live In It Too!

Yes, you can make a charitable gift of your house to St. Victor’s Parish and still live in it for the remainder of your and your spouse’s life.  In addition, you receive a nice tax deduction.

If you want to know more about this, the Diocese can provide free assistance.  Call Robert Serventi @ 983-0168, or write to him at: The Chancery, Diocese of San Jose, 1150 N. First St., Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112-4966.



The evening session of Shared Scripture meets at 7:30 P.M. in the large room of the Parish Center (Library).  We will be reading the Gospel of Mark.  Come join us for an evening of prayer, discussion and Bible reading.



Bishop Patrick J. McGrath would like to invite all couples celebrating their 25th and 50th+ Wedding Anniversaries in 2010 to participate in the Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph (80 S. Market St.) on January 30th @ 2:00 P.M.  A short reception will follow the Mass.  To register, please call Sylvia Blanch @ 983-0128 or  Registration forms to mail are also available at the Rectory Office. Deadline to register is January 20th.



St. Victor’s recently changed our software to ParishSoft.  When the information was merged with our Parish Data Systems information, it did not merge well.  We are asking that you please go over your contribution statements and ADA mailing when you receive it - make sure the names, addresses and other information are completely correct.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

Those families who use the parish envelope system will soon be receiving statements of contribution(s) for determining the amounts given by each family in Regular, Special and Development fund collections.  These statements are done out of courtesy for you and are very useful in preparing your income tax returns.  We thank you for your continued support ant generosity.

PLEASE NOTE: Catholic Foundation and ADA contribution statements will be mailed to you directly from those Diocesan Offices.



The Diocesan Council of Filipino Catholics, Diocese of San Jose, invites everyone to the annual celebration of the Feast of Santo Nino on January 16th at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica (80 S. Market St.).  Bishop Patrick J. McGrath will preside at the Eucharistic celebration.  Before the Mass is the traditional “Sinulog and Karakol” processions, beginning at 11:30 A.M.  The fiesta will be preceded by a nine-day novena, which will be held at different churches in the Diocese.

                                                January             07         St. Julie                        7:00 P.M.         

                                                January             08         Santa Teresa                 7:00 P.M.

                                                January             09         St. Victor                      6:00 P.M. (after the 5:00 P.M. Mass)

                                                January             10         Christ the King           10:15 A.M.

                                                January             11         St. Elizabeth                 7:00 P.M.

                                                January             12         St. Justin                      7:00 P.M.

                                                January             13         Holy Cross                    6:00 P.M.

                                                January             14         St. Joseph of Cupertino            7:00 P.M.

                                                January             15         Most Holy Trinity           7:00 P.M.

On the evening of the 16th, there will be a dinner/dance at St. Martin’s Parish Hall.  Tickets cost $30.00 per person. For tickets or more information, please call 729-7228 or 439-9414.

                Donations to the Church may be made monthly by credit card or checking account transfers.  Parish Pay is now available at St. Victor’s.  You may access the web site @ and click on DONATE or call toll-free @ 1-866-727-4741 and give them the information over the phone.  If you have any questions, you may also call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

Mass Intentions for the Week  

Monday                        January             04         8:00 A.M.          Mike Jimenez

Tuesday            January             05         8:00 A.M.          Daniel P. Cichetti

Wednesday       January             06         8:00 A.M.          D. V. Gullo

Thursday           January             07         8:00 A.M.          Steven Gullo

Friday               January             08         8:00 A.M.          Abel Ponte

Saturday           January             09         8:00 A.M.          Cornelio Ayala

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Stephen B. Strawbridge                                     (Father Perata)

Sunday             January             10         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish             (Father Lim)

                                                            8:00 A.M.          Sam & Marie Tuso                                             (Father Phan)

                                                            9:15 A.M.          Anthony Que & Rosa Nhu                                  (Father Perata)

                                                           10:45 A.M.         St. Victor’s Alumni & Their Special Intentions      (Father Dwyer)

                                                           12:15 P.M.         Josefina R. Umali                                              (Carmelites)

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Mary Correa                                                      (Father Phan)


Banns Of Marriage

Michael Fosnight & Marilyn Gabutero I


Our Prayer List

Please pray for the sick, seriously ill and hospitalized members of our parish family, including those preparing for surgical procedures and tests, especially Diane Bunger, Robert Lange and Diem Quan.


Rest In Peace

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend our sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Delphine Burket and Nestor Caampued, who recently passed away.


BINGO Fundraiser for St. Victor’s School 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip

Please join us for BINGO this Friday, January 8th, doors open at 5:00 P.M. (Dinner and Snack Bar). Early Bird Games (50/50 payout per game) beginning at 6:30 P.M., Regular Games start at 7:00 P.M. with a maximum payout of $100.00.  Flasher Game payouts will be $250.00. Bingo packs - 2 packs for $20.00.  See you there!



will be held on Saturday, February 6th, in the Parish hall.  Cost is $40.00 per person.  {No Host Bar from 6:00-7:00 P.M., Dinner from 7:00-8:30 P.M., followed by Dancing until 11:00 P.M.}  For information and/or tickets, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  There will be NO refunds and NO tickets will be sold at the door.


$CRIP gift certificates will be available after Masses next weekend (except Sunday 7:00 and 8:00 A.M.).  For all of your shopping, dining and gift-giving needs.  A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all those who supported the $CRIP program in 2009.


Our Sincere Appreciation

A NEW YEAR’S TOAST to St. Victor’s Altar Society and Ushers not only for all their time in decorating and preparing the Church and Hall for Christmas, but also for their efforts throughout the year. 

KUDOS to all those who helped “behind the scenes” to decorate and clean the Church in preparation for the holiday season.

A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE to all those who help make all of our liturgies so special, including our priests parish sister and our volunteer sacristans, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, music groups and altar servers.

OUR HATS OFF to all of our parish families and organizations for their support of time, talents and treasures during this past year.  May God continue to bless you and your families in 2010.


MANY THANKS to our Sunday Bulletin Advertisers, they make our bulletin possible.  Please patronize and thank them.



NEEDY FAMILY. There is a family in need of a refrigerator.  If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. 

WALK FOR LIFE WEST COAST 2010 – will be held on Saturday, January 23rd.  Join upwards of 30,000 pro-lifer’s for this 6th annual walk in San Francisco, as we peacefully proclaim our message that abortion hurts!  For more information visit their website @, or call (415) 586-1576.  [St. Victor’s Parish will have a bus available for about $25.00 per person, if you do not want to drive.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the vestibule next to the flyer. Deadline to sign-up for the bus is January 9th.  If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.]

NATIONAL MIGRATION WEEK will be celebrated in January. For information regarding Catholic Social Teaching on Migration, please contact the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services @ or phone (202) 541-3352. 

A PRAYER FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE: Blessed are You, Lord God, King of all creation.  Through Your goodness, we live in this land that You have so richly blessed.  Help us always to recognize our blessings come from You and remind us to share them with others, especially those who come to us today from other lands.  Help us to be generous, just and welcoming, as You have been and are generous to us.  Amen.

O Come, All Ye Faithful!


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