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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 23-24, 2010

Ecumenical (Christian Unity) Sunday


Almost half of the people in Latin America live in poverty, and half of these men, women and children are extremely destitute.  Yet for many of them, the lack of income, basic sanitation and decent housing is compounded by spiritual poverty. The collection for the Church in Latin America funds projects throughout Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, that bring marginalized people more fully into the life of the Church.  Your gift to this collection provides greatly needed pastoral care and religious training to rural communities and indigenous populations, helping to enrich people’s faith with genuine Catholic teaching.




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 pens/pencils are available in the pews.  For your convenience, you may also take your pledge forms/envelopes to the rectory office, or simply drop them in the collection basket.  Your participation and gift is important.


LOOK who’s in the latest issue of THE VALLEY CATHOLIC on page 13 – Father Michael!


Applications for St. Victor’s School for the 2010-11 school year are available Monday-Friday 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.


Bulletin advertisers needed

Why not let parishioners know about your business or service while helping the parish at the same time?  St. Victor’s currently has space available for new bulletin advertisers.  Please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055 for more information.  THANK YOU to those who already advertise with us – you make our Sunday bulletin possible!



The evening session of Shared Scripture meets on Thursday 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.



JANUARY 30-31, 2010

JEREMIAH 1:4-5, 17-19

1 CORINTHIANS 12:31-13:13

LUKE 4:21-30



Retirement Plans – Use ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em

Did you know that retirement plan assets are part of your estate?  They also have never been taxed as income.  The IRS loves these plans, because they can get two bites instead of one!  This can reduce their value to you heirs by up to 70%.

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. First St., Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112-4966.



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 Confirmation I program is in need of 2 or 3 more facilitators for this large group of students.  Training is available to those faithful who are able to give their time on Monday evenings bi-monthly from 7:00-9:00 P.M.  Please contact the CM Office @ 251-0165.


PHO SOUP will be available in the hall after Masses next weekend.  Plan on taking some home with you too!



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.



Hosted by St. Victor’s U.n.I (Youth Group) from 4:30-6:30 P.M. in the parish hall.  Entertainment will be provided by our U.n.I. Lord Teens and Rey Trevino and Mike Tatakaris (Free Spirit).  Advance sale tickets for this great spaghetti dinner will be available after all Masses on Saturday and Sunday, February 6th & 7th.  Reserve your space now!  Tickets cost: $8.00 (adult), $4.00 (child – 12 years old and younger) and $25.00 (family – immediate family only).  Tickets will also be available at the door on a first come first served basis.  Note: Take out dinners will also be available.  If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

                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             25         8:00 A.M.          In Honor of Nino de Praga

Tuesday            January             26         8:00 A.M.          Ginger McGreevy

Wednesday       January             27         8:00 A.M.          Frank Gallo

Thursday           January             28         8:00 A.M.          Renato Suarez

Friday               January             29         8:00 A.M.          Abel Ponte

Saturday           January             30         8:00 A.M.          Andy Palmero

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

Sunday             January             31         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish (Father Lim)

                                                            8:00 A.M.          Luciano & Amparo Jaramillo                  (Father Phan)

                                                            9:15 A.M.          Khanh Huynh                                        (Father Perata)

                                                           10:45 A.M.         Mary Ruth Dargis                                  (Father Dwyer)

                                                           12:15 P.M.         Teresita & Lucia Sazon                          (Carmelite)

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Rose Valdez                                         (Father Bui)


Banns Of Marriage

Alex Payumo & Rebecca Bachar III


In Loving Memory

Jose Alegre and the Jovellanos family donated this week’s Sanctuary flowers in loving memory of Ciriaco P. Alegre’s first death anniversary.

If you would like to donate Altar Flowers in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a baptism, birthday, marriage, anniversary or in thanksgiving for blessings received, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  Minimum donation requested is $100.00.



St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Joe Medina and Angela Neighbors, who recently passed away.



The 4th annual REVS vs SEMS clergy and seminarians Basketball Game will take place on Friday, February 5th, in the Leavey Center at Santa Clara University .  General admission tickets cost $10.00 and student tickets are $5.00.  Tickets for this fun event will be available after all Masses on Saturday and Sunday, January 30th and 31st.  See you there!


Thank You

The Knights of Columbus would like to THANK all those who came and supported their Pancake Breakfast last Sunday.  St. Victor’s Parish would like to extend our appreciation to the Knights for hosting this event for our parishioners and guests.





LOREK, a play that tells the inspiring story of the young Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, growing up in Nazi occupied Poland , will be held at Our Lady of Peace Family Learning Center ( 2800 Mission College Blvd. , Santa Clara ).  A Polish dinner will be held on Sunday, February 7th, at 6:30 P.M. followed by the 90-minute play at 7:30 P.M.  Tickets cost $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for students and $50.00 for immediate family members. The tickets are available at Our Lady of Peace Bookstore or download registration form @ with Paypal. 

RAINBOWS, a grief support for children, will begin on February 2nd, at St. John Vianney parish.  Rainbows is a program to help children learn to cope with the loss and pain because of a death or a divorce in the family.  Sessions are from 7:00-8:00 P.M. on Tuesday evenings for children kindergarten through high school.  There is no fee.  For more information, please visit .  

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER – Make your good marriage, better!  The next local weekend is March 5th-7th in Mountain View .  For more information or to register, please visit their website @ or call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

A DEATH PENALTY AWARENESS BENEFIT will be held on January 29th at 4:30 P.M. at Notre Dame High School , Julie Billiart Hall (596 S. Second St .).  There will be dinner and performance with the guest speaker, Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S. (1993). The performance will take place at 8:00 P.M. at the City Lights Theater Company.  A back-talk session with Sister Helen follows the dinner only.  Costs: Dinner - $175.00 per person, Performance - $100.00 per person, dinner/performance - $250.00.  to purchase tickets, please call 295-4200 or visit

RETROUVAILLE of San Jose is hosting a confidential program, January 29th-31st, followed by six post-sessions.  Retrouvaille provides support for couples in troubled marriages who are seeking to save their marriage.  Register @ or call 605-4998.

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL of San Jose day retreat with speaker, Bob Canton, will be held on Saturday, January 30th, from 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.  Registration at the door at Transfiguration Parish ( 4325 Jarvis Ave. ).  Bring a bag lunch, drinks will be provided.  A love offering will be taken.  For more information, please call 978-9515.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DONATION STATION is receiving new and “gently used” items to distribute to our program participants in need.  For more information, please call 325-5278.

ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL DOCENTS NEEDED. Docent volunteers spend 4-6 hours a month at the Cathedral, training will be provided. Sign-up for the orientation (February 22nd) by calling Nina @ 283-8100, ext. 2210 by February 12th.

“But as it is, there are many parts, yet one body.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-30)


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