Baptism of the Lord - January 12-13, 2008
DIOCESAN APPEAL THIS WEEKEND
This is PLEDGE
WEEKEND. After the homily at all
the Masses, please participate in the Offertory Procession.
Bring your pledge form in its envelope to the altar as a sign of your
faith and an expression of love. This
is an opportunity for us to unite with all Catholics in the Diocese to share our
blessings and to show our concern for one another.
If you’ve forgotten to bring it today, blank envelopes and pencils are
available in the pews. For your
convenience, you may also take your pledge forms to the rectory office, or
simply drop them in the collection basket. Your
gift is important.
PARISH MISSION – MARK YOUR
Nationally renowned author and
preacher, Father Tom Allender, SJ, will give a very unique Parish Mission called
“Life’s Journey” on January 21, 22 & 23 here in St. Victor’s Church.
Father Tom will give talks twice a day (at 8:00 A.M. Mass and again at
7:00 P.M.) on topics of spirituality for the imperfect, helping us recognize
that God loves us unconditionally. Father Tom will be speaking
at all Masses next weekend, January 19th & 20th.
Call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055 for more information about this exciting
event. (Please see today’ bulletin insert for details.)
SANTO NINO FIESTA
The Diocesan Council of Filipino Catholics, Diocese of San Jose, invites everyone to the annual celebration of the Feast of Santo Nino on January 19th at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica (80 S. Market St.). Bishop Patrick McGrath will preside at the Eucharistic celebration. Before the Mass is the traditional “Sinulog” and Karakol” processions 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. In the evening, there will be a dinner dance at Pavalkis Hall at St. John the Baptist Parish in Milpitas. Tickets cost $25.00 per person. For more information, please call 729-7228 or 578-5101. [Please see the flyer on the bulletin board in the vestibule for specific dates, times and locations.]
1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-3
PLANNED GIVING NOTES
Thinking of selling appreciated assets like stocks, bonds, property or a vacation home? You may be able to do so without paying taxes, while increasing your income and, at the same time, making a great gift to St Victor’s Parish.
If you want to know more about this, the Diocese can provide free assistance. Call the Development Office @ 983-0245, or write to them at: 900 Lafayette St., Suite 301, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
Those families who use the parish envelope system will soon be receiving their 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 and generosity.
PLEASE NOTE: Any Catholic Foundation contribution statements will be mailed to you directly from their Diocesan Office.
– OPEN HOUSE
Applications for St. Victor’s
School for the 2008-09 school year are now available in the School Office from
8:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M. and online @ www.school.stvictor.org.
Please join us at Open House on Sunday, January 27th from
10:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M. Please call
251-1740 for more information.
Dear Friends of St. Victor’s School,
On January 27th-February 2nd, we will be celebrating our annual observance of Catholic Schools Week, the time set aside each year to celebrate Catholic education. We’ll spend the week marveling at the success of the nation’s 7,800 Catholic schools, the excellence of our students and the difference we make in our communities.
This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools Light the Way,” combines the concepts of God’s light in the world and the light of knowledge we strive to kindle in our students. It represents the special role of Catholic schools and teachers in lighting the way through a faith-based education that supports the whole child in learning about and leading a fulfilled life.You are welcome to visit our classrooms and meet our teachers and students during our Open House on Sunday, January 27th, from 10:0 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
Intentions for the Week
Monday January 14 8:00 A.M. St. Ann and Juan Reyes
Tuesday January 15 8:00 A.M. Olive Olivera
Wednesday January 16 8:00 A.M. Bartholomew Wilger
Thursday January 17 8:00 A.M. Jim Vagenas
Friday January 18 8:00 A.M. Bartholomew Wilger
Saturday January 19 8:00 A.M. Deceased Members of the Soriano and Abellera Families
5:00 P.M. Steve Perata
Sunday January 20 9:15 A.M. Steve Perata
10:45 A.M. Elaine Kelly5:00 P.M. Evelyn DeBem
Rest In Peace
St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Theresa Fernandez and Ramon Umali, who recently passed away.
This week’s Sanctuary flowers were donated by Fiel and Susan Trinidad in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary. Congratulations!
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, or in commemoration of a birthday, baptism, anniversary, etc. In return for a minimum $85.00 gift, the Altar Society will arrange for the floral display on the date(s) specified and will see that an acknowledgement appears in the Parish Bulletin for the corresponding week. For more information or to request this floral service, please call Julie Alvarado @ 272-5983.
THANK YOU to all the members of our parish community that supported the Vietnamese Pho Soup sales last weekend. It was a SOLD OUT success!
EASTSIDE F.I.S.H. food collection is next weekend. Please bring your non-perishable food donations (peanut butter, tuna, macaroni & cheese, canned fruits & vegetables) and place them in the box in the vestibule. No clothing, please.
NEEDY FAMILY – There is a family in our parish community in need of a full size bed. If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. Thank you.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROGRAM – Learn about our vision and mission and imagine ways that your business can participate in the Campaign to Cut Poverty by visiting www.ccsj.org or contact Elizabeth Lilly @ 325-5262.
LIVING THE DREAM: Faith, Justice, Action,
a Day of Reflection on Social Justice, will be held on Saturday, January 19th,
from 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. at Holy family Parish Community Center.
Keynote speaker will be Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, SJ.
Advance registration is $15.00 (includes lunch) or $20.00 at the door.
Please email email@example.com to register or if you have
THERE WILL BE A
SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND FOR ETHNIC MINORITIES AND LATIN AMERICA.
Father, You call each of us by name and ask us to follow You.
Bless our Church by raising up dedicated and generous leaders from our
families and friends who will serve Your people as priests, sisters, brothers
and permanent deacons. We ask this
in Jesus’ name. Amen
FIESTA – Sacred
Heart Nativity and Our Lady of Grace Nativity Schools will hold their Fiesta on
Saturday, February 2nd. For
more information, please call 993-1293 x 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2nd Annual Diocese of San Jose Priests vs. Seminarians
Basketball Challenge will take place at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 1st,
at Archbishop Mitty High School. General
tickets are $10.00 and student tickets are $5.00.
All proceeds will help support our College seminarian residence, the
blessed Miguel Pro House, and send our Seminarians to World Youth Day 2008 in
Sydney, Australia. Tickets may be
requested online @ http://www.dsj.org/dsj/buildform.asp?id=38
Catholic Networking is
returning to weeknights on January 29th from 7:00-8:30 P.M. at St.
Dominic’s (2390 Bush St., San Francisco).
Admission is free, but reservations are requested.
Please call (415) 664-0164.
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is February 29th-March
2nd in San Jose. For more information, please call the Rectory
Office @ 251-7055. Re-energize your marriage by joining us!
“This is My Son in Whom I am pleased.”