Stained Glass

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 6-7, 2010

[February 6th celebrates the Feast of Sts. Paul Miki, Felipe de Jesus and their companions, martyrs.  St. Miki was the first martyr of the Americas and is the patron saint of Mexico City .]


WELCOME back to Father Michael who is on some much-needed and well-deserved R&R.  He leaves again for Afghanistan on February 14th.



Today’s second collection is for St. Victor’s Development Fund.  This fund assists with the never-ending repairs and projects on the parish grounds. Thank you for your help!




JOIN THE WINNING TEAM!!!  We urge those who have not responded to do so this week. Your parish priests and fellow parishioners are DEEPLY GRATEFUL to those who have already pledged support to this year’s ADA campaign.  Watch our progress on the ADA charts around the Church and in the vestibule.  {For those of you who have already pledged, please wait for your statements to arrive from the Diocese and mail your payments directly to them}. 

You may also donate online by clicking on: On Line Giving - click here .



Wednesday, February 17th, is Ash Wednesday.  Masses with ashes will be celebrated at 6:30, 8:00 and 11:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. (Choir).  Ashes will also be distributed (NO MASS) promptly at 4:00 P.M.  During all the Masses on Ash Wednesday, a Special Collection will be taken for the needy.  These funds will be distributed to several community outreach programs.



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.


A Retreat for Our Ladies

St. Victor’s Altar Society is sponsoring the ANNUAL LADIES RETREAT during Lent from March 12th-14th at St. Clare’s Retreat House in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains .  This retreat is open to ALL LADIES who are interested.  (Bring a friend!)  What a wonderful opportunity this is to renew our spiritual life.  For reservations or more information, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  {A bus will be available for a nominal fee.  It will leave St. Victor’s @ 3:00 P.M. sharp on March 14th. 




1 CORINTHIANS 15:12, 16-20

LUKE 6:17, 20-26



Turn Your Home From A Tax Sponge Into A Tax Deduction

Are you tired of paying taxes on your home?  Did you know that you can get a tax deduction for a portion of your home’s value to help offset these taxes?  You can do this, continue to live in your home and support the work of 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 .


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.



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 this weekend (except 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.


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.

                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           08         8:00 A.M.          Fermina Rivera

Tuesday            February           09         8:00 A.M.          Reynaldo D. Nabong

Wednesday       February           10         8:00 A.M.          Angela Welch

Thursday           February           11         8:00 A.M.          Jonathan Eugenio

Friday               February           12         8:00 A.M.          Joseph Hogan & Tim Taylor

Saturday           February           13         8:00 A.M.          Paul Patrick Sutton

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Cesar Sousa                                                     (Father Lim)

Sunday             February           14         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish             (Father Lim)

                                                            8:00 A.M.          Narcisco Ganiban & Family & Genaro Cabanilla  (Father Phan)

                                                            9:15 A.M.          Carrie Ferreira                                                    (Father Perata)

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

                                                           12:15 P.M.         Kim Ho                                                             (Carmelite)

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Francisco Rodrigues Lucas                              (Father Chi)


Banns Of Marriage

Loi Waxman & Phan Nguyen II

Christopher Benza & Lory Saltiban I



The Benassi family donated this week’s Sanctuary flowers in loving memory of

Katherine “Katie” Benassi and Marian Arena.

If you would like to donate Altar flowers in memory of a loved one, in celebration of a Baptism, birthday, anniversary, marriage or in thanksgiving for blessings received, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  Minimum donation requested is $100.00.  REMINDER: During Lent, the donations will be applied to “greenery” for the Altar rather than flowers.


Rest in Peace

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Enriqueta Domingo and Marguerite Fitch, who recently passed away.



The next meeting for the Knights of Columbus will be held on Thursday, February 11th,

at 7:30 P.M. in the classroom 8 of the school.

The Knights are reminded to attend the 5:00 P.M. Mass on Saturday, February 20th. 

Please sit in the “reserved” area in the front pews.


For applications or more information about St. Victor’s School, please call the School Office @ 251-1740 or visit their website @ .


PARISH REGISTRATION:  Registration means “filling out a census card.”  Unless you have registered, we have no record of your presence in our parish.  If you get no mail from the rectory or envelope service, you may conclude that you have not registered.  Please stop by the Rectory Office during regular office hours (Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.) and fill out a census card, or call us @ 251-7055. We will be happy to mail you one.  If you are registered, it makes it easier to obtain letters of recommendation, for sponsorship for sacraments, etc.  Please also consider using the weekly envelope system, which will automatically be ordered for you from our envelope service.  (They should start to arrive around a month after you have registered.)  For those who choose not to use envelopes, we have no record of attendance at Mass or contributions and are unable to send end of the year statements regarding contributions for your tax records.  



Our ushers provide a very welcome service at our celebrations of the Eucharist.  Please assist them if they ask for your help and cooperation.

Please help to keep the Church and the surrounding area neat and clean. At the end of Mass you can help by replacing your Music books and Missalettes in the pew racks and by taking your bulletin home with you for handy reference.

Please do not chew gum in or around the Church.  Dispose of chewing gum in a trash receptacle not on the ground or under the pews. 

There is a CRYING ROOM available for young children with room for one parent. 

Out of respect for the priest and courtesy to others, please arrive at Mass on time and remain in your pews until the priest has left the Church. 

Thank you for your cooperation.


News Briefs...

Monastery Vocations Days of Discernment and Retreat: The Marist Fathers and Brothers in Berkeley are hosting several days of vocational discernment (March 13th, April 24th and May 15th).  Also, the Holy Trinity Trappist Monastery in Huntsville , Utah will be hosting a “Live-In-Experience” vocational retreat.  The monks are on a scenic 2000 acre farm.  Work and pray with the monks and enjoy the vocational talks.  The group Live-In is scheduled for April 7th-11th.  (Individual dates are also available at your convenience.)  There is no cost for the retreat and if you take a bus or plane to Salt Lake City , they will pick you up at no cost.  Please call 1-800-221-1807 with any questions that you may have. 

The Roses of St. Elizabeth present their Annual Lenten Retreat for Women on Saturday, February 20th, from 8:00 A.M.-2:30 P.M.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please register by February 18th by calling Annie @ 254-1175.  Monetary donations accepted.

The next meeting of the Catholic Professionals Club will be held on Thursday, February 11th.  Mass will be celebrated at 6:45 A.M. followed by the breakfast program at 7:15 A.M. Location – Holiday Inn Mediterranean Center (1740 N. First St .).  The guest speaker will be Jackie O’Donnell.  Reservations required.  Cost is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members.  RSVP to .

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