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Third Sunday of Lent - March 6-7, 2010

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Info on Joyful Lenten Giving - Click Here


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


Many years ago we established this monthly special collection to cover our routine maintenance and repairs to our buildings.  Sad to say, the amount raised has never come close to meeting our needs, especially as our buildings age and require increased attention.  In budgeting for this fiscal year, we set aside $25,000 to cover major improvements like the asphalt repaving of our parking lots, repairs and painting of our Church interior, replacement of the badly damaged driveway at the convent, and a thorough cleaning of the Church interior.  We have yet to pay for the replacement of the compressor in one of our Church air-conditioning units, and the cost of new flooring in our parish office building, which will be shared 50/50 with the Diocese of San Jose.

Needless to say, the $25,000 “set-aside” has been fully spent, and an additional $25,000 was added, thanks to the generous bequest of Monsignor Ahern, our former Pastor.

This is simply a request that you prayerfully consider your participation in the monthly second collection – the first Sunday of every month – and determine whether you could increase your level of support or, more important, begin participating. Currently, only 10% of our regular parishioners are helping, yet we all enjoy the beauty and comfort of our place of worship.

Jean Dargis, Administrator



Growing in Faith Together

REMINDER: All pledges over the Diocesan goal will benefit St. Victor’s directly!  Watch our progress on the poster in the vestibule of the Church. OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION to all those who have already pledged support to this year’s ADA campaign.  If you have not yet made your pledge, please drop it in the collection basket or take it to the parish office.

 You may also donate online by going to , and click on “Ways to Give.”

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the ADA telephone committee to call our most active parishioners, who have not already given to ADA.  Please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055 ASAP, if you are able to help.  The phone call campaign will take place the week of March 21st.


Don’t be late for Mass next Sunday. 

Remember to “spring” your clocks forward  - Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 14!



MARCH 13-14, 2010

JOSHUA 5:9, 10-12


LUKE 15:1-3, 11-32



During the six weeks of Lent, the whole Church is trying to move closer to God by taking a look at the areas of life that need improvement.  In R.C.I.A., we do this in a simple ceremony at the 9:15 A.M. Mass on the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent (beginning this weekend).  We ask to be healed of anything weak, defective or sinful and strengthened in all that is good, strong and holy in our lives.  Please pray that our candidates may be protected from evil and strengthened by the Holy Spirit, so that they will be worthy to receive the Easter sacraments.



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 are scheduled once a week from April 5th – May 10th.  The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Pentecost, May 23rd, at the Cathedral.


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. And/or join us on Friday evenings for Stations of the Cross at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.

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, or the Dollar a Dad Program) 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.


Ladies Retreat

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 @ 2:45 P.M. sharp on March 12th.  Please advise if you plan on using the bus for transportation.}


$CRIP gift certificates will be available after Masses this weekend (except Sunday 7:00 & 8:00 A.M.)

for all of your shopping, dining and gift-giving needs.

                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            March   08         6:30 A.M.          Maria Veda Alviar & Antonio Puntero

                                                8:00 A.M.          John Gomes

Tuesday            March   09         6:30 A.M.          Reynaldo D. Nabong

                                                8:00 A.M.          Oly Reyes

Wednesday       March   10         6:30 A.M.          Felicita Cabico

                                                8:00 A.M.          Dominica Gullo

Thursday           March   11         6:30 A.M.          Jonathan Eugenio

                                                8:00 A.M.          Tomasito Valeroso

Friday               March   12         6:30 A.M.          Chloe Rose G. Rafanan

                                                8:00 A.M.          Mary Correa

Saturday           March   13         8:00 A.M.          Lynn & Gwen Riches

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

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

                                                8:00 A.M.          Julia Silveira                                                                  (Father Lim)

                                                9:15 A.M.          Deceased Members of the John Correia & Ferreira Families       

(Father Perata)

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

                                                12:15 P.M.        Maria Trejo                                                                    (Carmelites)

                                                5:00 P.M.          Domingo Milo                                                               (Father Chi)


Banns Of Marriage

Chanthorn Vanthy & Thanh Le I


A SEDER table host is needed for the annual SEDER, which will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, march 31st.  Please call Poi Buenaventura @ 729-7228, if you are able to help.


VOCATION PRAYER: Loving God, help us follow the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary in willingly giving ourselves in service to Your church.  Stir up the grace of priestly and religious vocations in the hearts of many within our community, and send Your Spirit to guide and strengthen them in answering Your call. Amen  (Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Chair, Bishop’s committee on Vocations)



Before You Sell

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 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 .



will be having a Day of Recollection on Saturday, March 13th, after the 5:00 P.M. Mass.



You are invited to an informational meeting regarding the pilgrimage to Eastern Europe & Oberammergau from September 20th-30th.  The trip will take us to Germany , Austria and the Czech Republic .  The meeting will be held this Sunday, March 7th, from 2:30-4:30 P.M. in the small room of the parish center. If you have any questions, please call Father Lim @ 251-7055 or leave a message @ 928-1633.



will be held on Thursday, March 11th, at 7:30 P.M. in Room 8 of the School.



NEEDY FAMILY.  There is a family in our parish community that needs a kitchen table (they do have chairs), a living room set and a twin bed.  If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROGRAM.  To tutor children in the poorest sections of San Jose , please see the Volunteer Opportunities at . 

To donate children’s books contact .





The United State Naval Academy, MEN’S GLEE CLUB, under the direction of Dr. Aaron Smith, will perform in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph on Thursday, March 18th, at 7:30 P.M.  Tickets are: $20.00 General Admission, $15.00 Students, Seniors and Military.  Checks made payable to Midshipmen Welfare Fund should be mailed to: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, USNA Concert, 80 S. Market St. , San Jose , CA 95113 .  [Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and a phone number where you may be reached if necessary.]  If no SAE is included, your tickets will be at the will-call table on the concert night.  For more information, please call Julie Wind @ 283-8100, x2205.

The next meeting of the Catholic Professionals will be held on Thursday, March 11th, at the Holiday Inn ( Mediterranean Center 1740 N. First St .).  Mass time is 6:45 A.M. and the Breakfast Program begins at 7:15 A.M.  This program will consist of the presentations of the CP Fifth Annual Essay Scholarship Awards to winners from each of the six Catholic High Schools.  Reservations required, please RSVP to or contact Jessica King @ 491-9229.  Cost is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members.

The 44th Annual Presentation High School Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show will be held on Friday, March 19th, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose .   The event features a luncheon show beginning at 11:30 A.M. as well at the gala dinner show beginning at 6:30 P.M. Luncheon tickets are $115.00 per person and the dinner tickets are $175.00 per person.  For more information, please contact the Development Office @ 264-5110 ext. 2428, or visit the show website @ .

The women and men religious of the Diocese cordially invite you to join them for a Mass and refreshments at a Celebration of Consecrated Life on Saturday, March 20th, at Bellarmine College Preparatory (950 W. Hedding St.).  Mass is at 3:30 P.M. followed by refreshments in Liccardo Center .  Bishop McGrath will be the presider.  If you need more information, please call Melissa Tamayo @ 983-0155.

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