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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 30-31, 2010


Today’s second collection is for St. Victor’s St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Please help our volunteers help the needy of our parish community.  Thank you for your support!




We’re off to a GREAT start!  It’s certainly not too late to make your pledge for 2010.  Simply use the form and envelope mailed to you some weeks ago.  In case it has been misplaced, please use the envelopes that are available in the pews.  Please give this matter your most careful and prayerful attention.  The need is great and we hope that EVERYONE will help.  Your parish priests and fellow parishioners are DEEPLY GRATEFUL to those who have already pledged support to this year’s Annual Diocesan Campaign.  Watch our progress toward our goal as posted in the vestibule of the Church.

An important ADA video from the Bishop may be viewed see above.  You may also donate online by going to: Click here to make your donation online .



Please join us at Open House this Sunday, January 31st, from 10:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M. 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 @ .  The theme for Catholic Schools Week (January 31st – February 6th) this year is Dividends for Life.  The student council has special activities planned during the week for the students, faculty, staff and parents.



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 Sharron Hollenbeck or Angela Giampaoli in the CM Office @ 251-0165.


First Friday Adoration and Mass – February 5th

Please join us for First Friday Adoration, which begins after the 8:00 A.M. Mass until Saturday in the Chapel. First Friday Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.



FEBRUARY 6-7, 20010

ISAIAH 6:1-2, 3-8


LUKE 5:1-11



Income From Money Market Funds, CDs, Bonds In The Dumps?

Did you know that there is a way that you can increase your income from funds invested in these types of assets, reduce your taxes and help your parish at the same time?

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 .


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


CONGRATULATIONS to Bishop Patrick J. McGrath on the 21st anniversary of his ordination to the Order of Bishops.  St. Victor’s Parish Community offers our prayers and best wishes for him, as he continues in his ministry.

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath will be celebrating the World Day of the Sick on Saturday, February 13th, at 11:00 A.M. at Santa Teresa Church ( 794 Calero Ave. ). This event is sponsored by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes.  Join us for a special Eucharistic celebration with anointing of the sick and blessing with Lourdes water.

An Anointing of the Sick at Mass will also be held at St. John Vianney Parish on Saturday, February 13th, at 10:00 A.M.  A reception will follow the Mass.   Call Gina Sebastian @ 923-6943 for more information.


Blessing of the Throats – Feast of St. Blaise

The blessing of the sick by the Church is a very ancient custom, rooted in imitation of Christ Himself and His apostles.  In the United States , the annual Blessing of Throats is a traditional sign of  struggle against illness in the life of the Christian.

The annual Blessing of Throats at St. Victor’s will take place this Wednesday, February 3rd, at the 8:00 A.M. Mass and promptly at 4:00 P.M. in the Church (NO MASS).


Is There Sick Among You? (James 5:14)

The sick and homebound members of St. Victor’s Parish are an important part of our spiritual community.  To show our care and concern for them, our Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick would like to bring the Eucharist to them regularly.  If you or a family member would like to be visited, please call Sister Noreen at the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.



Come and enjoy some delicious Vietnamese chicken noodle soup after all Mass in the hall this weekend (except Sunday 5:00 P.M.).  For just $5.00 you receive a large bowl of soup and a drink.  Take out is also available.


                                                        REVS vs SEMS BASKETBALL

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 this weekend, January 30th and 31st.  See you there!

                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            February           01         8:00 A.M.          Roger & Sofia Del Castillo

Tuesday            February           02         8:00 A.M.          Benjamin Lao

Wednesday       February           03         8:00 A.M.          Isabelita C. Antonio

Thursday           February           04         8:00 A.M.          Feliza S. Cura

Friday               February           05         8:00 A.M.          Jose Ruben Marquez

                                                            7:30 P.M.          Isidra Bautista

Saturday           February           06         8:00 A.M.          Jane Marqueling & Andrew Lampitoc

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Eileen Denzel                                        (Father Lim)

Sunday             February           07         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish (Father Lim)

                                                            8:00 A.M.          Maria B. Vargas                                                (Father Phan)

                                                            9:15 A.M.          Ruth Edmonds                                      (Father Perata)

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

                                                           12:15 P.M.         Ban & Ngan Vu                                     (Carmelite)

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


Banns Of Marriage

Loi Waxman & Phan Nguyen I


Sick Relatives and Friends

Please pray for the sick, seriously ill and hospitalized members of our parish family, including those preparing for surgical procedures and tests, especially May Oliva and Bill Smith.  For those who are sick, we pray for their speedy recovery.


Rest in Peace

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


In Loving Memory

The family of Andy Palmero donated this week’s Sanctuary flowers in loving memory of his first death anniversary.



to our parishioners who are celebrating their 25th – 50th+ Wedding Anniversaries with Bishop McGrath at the Cathedral this

weekend: Bonifacio & Beatrice Andrion, Reynaldo and Hilda Arellano, Ubaldo & Elvia Chavez, Carmelo Neal & Evelyn  Faller, Juan & Evelyn Layugan, Roger & Linda Locke, Roberto & Fe Magat and Tom & Ginny Pearson.

and good luck to 6th grader, Leika LaRoque, who will be representing St. Victor’s School in the San Francisco Chronicle 2010 Spelling Bee.



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.   



$CRIP gift certificates will be available after Masses next weekend (except Sunday Sunday 7:00 and 8:00 A.M.) for all of your shopping, dining an gift-giving needs.  You purchase the gift certificate at face value and the merchant, store or restaurant makes a donation to St. Victor’s School.

eSCRIP – Families shop and our students win!  Register your Macy’s, PW, Safeway Club cards or your Credit/Debit cards to earn extra money for our school.  Check out for more information.  St. Victor’s School ID # for this program is – 142384393.

Keep clipping those Box Tops for Education and saving the Campbell’s Soup Product Labels and send them to the School Office ( 3150 Sierra Rd. ) or drop them by the School Office during regular school hours.

Our school faculty, students and families THANK all the members or our parish community for their support.


SAVE THE DATE! South of the Border Spring Dinner/Dance on Saturday, April 17th – more details coming!




2010 DIOCESE OF SAN JOSE IMMERSION PROGRAMS: Applications for teen and adult immersion programs are now available.  Two teen programs work with Catholic Charities addressing issues of poverty in Santa Clara County and one takes teens to the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico to learn about native culture and to do volunteer work.  One adult immersion trip travels to New Orleans with Catholic Charities to assist people still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Another adult immersion trip travels to the Navajo and Apache Reservations to become acquainted with Native American culture, archaeology and spirituality.  For more information regarding any of these programs, please contact Deacon Steve Herrera @ or phone 832-7666. 

“Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”  (Luke 4:21)


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