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First Sunday of Lent - February 28-March 1, 2009


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 generosity.




WE’RE ALMOST THERE!  JOIN THE WINNING TEAM!  We urge those who have not yet 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.  With only about 480 of our 3,100 registered families participating, we have already reached over 84% of our diocesan goal.  {Just think what we could do with YOUR help!} Watch our progress on the ADA chart in the vestibule of the Church. {For those who have already pledged, please wait for your statements to arrive from the Diocese and mail your payments directly to them, as the bookkeeping is done there.}



The rite, which our catechumens celebrate this Sunday, March 1st, at the 9:15 A.M. Mass, is called the Rite of Election and Inscription.  Inscription refers to the inscribing or writing of each one’s name in the Book of the Elect.  We celebrate that day, the sacredness of each person, called individually by name, by God. God calls each of us to faith, to discipleship, to a life of union in Christ.  The term “Elect” indicates that the “choosing of these catechumens is on the part of God.”  It is not a vote taken by this parish community, nor is it the individual catechumen who “elects” self.  Rather, it is God Who calls us each by name, it is God Who elects!  Our candidates for Full Initiation are already baptized and so their names are already written in the Book of the Elect.


Catechetical Ministry Teacher Needed

Catechetical Ministry is in need of a 1st/2nd Grade teacher on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 P.M, through the end of our school year, ending in April 2009.  If you would love to share your faith with our young people, please contact Anne Gleason or Angela Giampaoli in the Catechetical Ministry Office @ 251-0165 for more details and training.  We promise you, it is a very rewarding experience.



MARCH 7-8, 2009

GENESIS 22:1-2, 9, 10-13, 15-18

ROMANS 8:31-34

MARK 9:2-10



A Charitable Trust Can Increase Your Income!

The IRS allows you to use a charitable trust to increase your income and reduce your taxes.  The trust is especially useful for highly appreciated assets (real estate or securities).  The trust can also be used to help loved ones with income after you have gone, but keep the principal from being spent unwisely.

If you want to know more about this, the Diocese can provide free assistance.  Call Robert Serventi @ 983-0168, or write to him at: 900 Lafayette St., Suite 301, Santa Clara, CA 95050.


Come Back To Me With All Your Heart

Lent is a special time. We take time to look more closely at God and God looks at us.  How can we take even minor steps to get closer to God during these forty days?  There are three traditional practices that the Church puts before us to help us forget self and follow Christ more closely. These practices are: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

The most perfect prayer we have is the Mass. Join with others at the 6:30 or 8:00 A.M. Mass during the weekdays (Monday-Friday) of Lent.  Join us this Friday evening, March 6th, for Stations of the Cross at 6:30 P.M., followed by our First Friday Mass at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.  Our 24-hour Adoration will be held in the Chapel until after Saturday’s 8:00 A.M. Mass.

Fasting asks us to let go of habits that get in the way of our ability to love God and others.  The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence for everyone 14 years or older.  That means NO MEAT.  GOOD FRIDAY will be a day of fast and abstinence.  That means ONLY ONE FULL MEAL for those 18-59 and NO MEAT for anyone 14 years or older.  The faithful should not excuse themselves lightly from these observances.

Through almsgiving (ADA Appeal, Special Collections, Operation Rice Bowl – Catholic Relief Services, Eastside F.I.S.H., St. Vincent de Paul) we come to see others as God sees them, worthy of our love and sharing.

Lenten Reminders: All the faithful, after they have participated in First Communion, are obliged to share in Communion at least once a year during the Easter season (First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday).  The faithful who are old enough to understand that they have sinned are obligated to confess serious sins at least once a year.  It is recommended that venial sins also be confessed.  [More specific details regarding Lenten regulations are in the latest issue of The Valley Catholic on page 3.] 


Ladies Retreat

St. Victor’s Altar Society is sponsoring the ANNUAL LADIES RETREAT during Lent from March 6th-8th 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 6th.  Please advise if you plan on using the bus for transportation.}


SOUP NIGHT – Join the Knights of Columbus for a SOUP NIGHT in the parish hall this Friday, March 6th, from 5:30-7:30 P.M.  Delicious homemade soups for a nominal donation.


Arrive at Mass on time next Sunday.

                           Remember to “spring” your clocks FORWARD one hour, on Sunday, March 8th!

Mass Intentions for the Week  

Monday             March   02         6:30 A.M.          Feliza S. Cura

                                                8:00 A.M.          Emin & Adelina Capullari

Tuesday            March   03         6:30 A.M.          Luong Vu

                                                8:00 A.M.          Theresa Zeitvogel

Wednesday       March   04         6:30 A.M.          Benjamin Santos

                                                8:00 A.M.          Alma Arnold

Thursday           March   05         6:30 A.M.          Gloria Osbual

                                                8:00 A.M.          Maria Trejo

Friday               March   06         6:30 A.M.          Madline Silveria

                                                8:00 A.M.          Cayetano Aguda

                                                7:30 P.M.          Peggy O’Neill

Saturday           March   07         8:00 A.M.          Donald & Eleanor Aveni

                                                5:00 P.M.          Alejandro Andres                                               (Father Lim)

Sunday             March   08         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victors Parish             (Father Hendrickson)

                                                8:00 A.M.          Chau Vu                                                            (Father Lim)

                                                9:15 A.M.          John Gomes                                                      (Father Phan)

                                               10:45 A.M.         Dr. Philip Neri & Pat, Amelia & Connie Rapa        (Father Dwyer)

                                               12:15 P.M.         Enrique Mendoza                                               (Carmelites)

                                                5:00 P.M.          Erasto Pacis                                                     (Father Phan) 


Banns of Marriage

Dominic Palileo  & Jennery Santos II


Pray for Our Sick

Please pray for our sick, hospitalized and seriously ill members of our parish family, including those preparing for surgical procedures and tests, especially – Lourdes Felix, Lori Freeman and Steve Strawbridge.


Our Sympathy And Understanding

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Leona Dasalla, Rosita Manuel, Napoleon Paragas and John Salas, who recently passed away.



Sign-ups are being taken for the ADULT Confirmation classes (age 18 and older, who have already been baptized and have had First Eucharist).  Please register for the classes through the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.  The classes will be held April 20th-May 18th.  The sacrament of Confirmation will take place on May 31st, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.  Registration deadline is Monday, March 30th.


Attention all high school teens

Join over 200 teens from the Diocese of San Jose for Tahoe ’09 Back to the Future from June 15th-19th.  Cost is $300 (includes $100.00 deposit, bus transportation, lodging, 11 meals, a T-shirt and group photo).  Scholarships are available.  Please contact Sharron Hollenbeck in the Catechetical Ministry Office @ 251-0154 for more information.  Deadline to register for this event is March 31st.

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 Alice at the Parish Office @ 251-7055.



Please check your cupboards or storage areas for items that are missing from St. Victor’s Hall  [2 large kettles and several other items].  If found, please return to the hall immediately.  Thank you!



$CRIP gift certificates will be available after Masses next weekend (except Sunday 7:00 & 8:00 A.M.) for all of your Easter holiday shopping, dining and gift-giving needs. Please call the School Office @ 251-1740 if you have any questions regarding the $CRIP program.


Thank You

The Knights of Columbus would like to THANK the members of our parish family and friends who donated items (Berryessa McDonald’s) and/or their time to help make the Pancake Breakfast such a success. We especially THANK those who came and supported our Pancake Breakfast last weekend.  Our parish community offers a ROUND OF APPLAUSE to the Knights for a wonderful opportunity for our parishioners to come together and enjoy breakfast for a reasonable price.


There will be a second collection next weekend for the Churches in Eastern & Central Europe.


Special Need:  There is an 11-year old with muscular dystrophy in need of a foster home.  The child is currently in the hospital and both of his parents are deceased.  If you know of someone who is able to help, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.


During the month of March the Diocese of San Jose has requested us to pray for human rights and equality for all.


“This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God is at hand. 

                                       Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:12-15)


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