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Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord - April 11-12, 2009


The priests, sister and staff of St. Victor’s Church wish you a blessed, peaceful Easter.

One of the beautiful traditions of the Easter season is the lighting of the Paschal Candle.  The Easter (Paschal) Candle symbolizes Christ as the Light of the World.  It stands in the sanctuary throughout the days of Easter until Ascension, reminding us of the risen Christ – the true light for each and every person.


St. Victor’s WelcomesThose who are receiving Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation: Carmencita Ibarra, Nicholas Quach, Candy Rosas, Anne Schnittger, Melvin Siauw and Toan Tran.  Those who are making a profession of Faith and receiving Eucharist and Confirmation: Michelle Conan, Jamie Espinoza, Laura Guerrero, Nakie Jaramillo, Dynah Lucena, Karen Mattos, Michael Nelson Hector Paco and Joe Vera.



Bishop McGrath, the Diocesan Steering Committee, Father Hendrickson, Priests and Parish Chairman, we all THANK and CONGRATULATE St. Victor’s for another stellar performance in the Annual Diocesan Appeal. Those funds collected in excess of the Diocesan assessment will, as usual, be returned to the parish.  We may all take pride that St. Victor’s continues to be a leader in this most important annual pledge drive.  Again, our THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR CONTINUED GENEROSITY, SUPPORT AND A JOB WELL DONE!!!



There will be NO classes this week.

Please check your handbook for your child’s specific class schedule to find out when the class resumes.

The CM teachers, aides and staff wish everyone a happy, joy-filled Easter.


(If the Church is full at the Easter Mass you are attending, please check the hall for an additional Mass.)

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be NO 5:00 P.M. evening Mass Easter Sunday.





Your Will Or The States

If you don’t have a will or living trust, the State has one for you!  The State will tell you where your savings, home and possessions (your estate) will go.  If you do have a will or trust, you direct where your estate will go.

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.



Donations for the Altar Society Flowers may be made in our EASTER FLOWER envelopes located on the table in the vestibule of the Church.  Your contribution will help defray some of the expenses used for beautifying the Church at this time of the year.  Please place these envelopes in the collection basket, or drop them by the Rectory Office. 


The Altar Society offers parishioners an opportunity to provide flowers for our Sanctuary as a memorial or tribute gift.  It might be in memory of a deceased loved one, in thanksgiving, or to commemorate a birthday, baptism, marriage, anniversary, etc. In return for a minimum $100.00 gift, the Altar Society will arrange for the floral display on the date(s) specified and will see that an acknowledgment appears in the Parish Bulletin for the corresponding week.  For more information or to order this floral service, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.


Happy Birthday to Sister Noreen Driscoll, CSJ, on Monday, April 13th!


                            WELCOME to all visitors.  We hope that you enjoy your time and celebration with us.


SCRIPTURE READINGS: APRIL 18-19, 2009 – ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 4:32-35; 1 JOHN 5:1-6; JOHN 20:19-31.


St. Victor’s School – For applications or information regarding St. Victor’s School,

please call 251-1740 or visit .

                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.

Mass Intentions for the Week  

Monday             April      13         8:00 A.M.          Clint Ignacio & Manuel Ferreira

Tuesday            April      14         8:00 A.M.          Josephine Cronk

Wednesday       April      15         8:00 A.M.          All Souls

Thursday           April      16         8:00 A.M.          Mary Eleanor Gaiero

Friday               April      17         8:00 A.M.          Federico Baliscao

Saturday           April      18         8:00 A.M.          Deceased Members of the Tran Family

                                                5:00 P.M.          Thanksgiving

Sunday             April      19         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish

                                                8:00 A.M.          Monsignor Thomas Ahern

                                                9:15 A.M.          Maria Domondon

                                               10:45 A.M.         Joaquim Oliveira

                                               12:15 P.M.         Cesar Sousa

                                                5:00 P.M.          Joanne Gleason

Banns of Marriage

Joe Vera & Lisa Gallego II

Jerwin Morales & Maria Melinga To-ong I


Please Pray For...

Please pray for our sick, seriously ill and hospitalized members of our parish community, including those preparing for surgical procedures and tests, especially Patrick Esteban.



CM is looking for those who are interested in sharing their faith, time and talents with our Junior High and High School students.  This is a weekly commitment for Junior High and twice a month for High School confirmation students.  Please prayerfully consider this most important ministry (Training is provided.)  For more information, please contact Sharron Hollenbeck or Angela Giampaoli in the Catechetical Ministry Office @ 251-0165.


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!



BINGO – St. Victor’s Parish Hall this Friday, April 17th.  Doors Open at 5:00 P.M.

Please see today’s bulletin insert for all the details!

SPRINGTIME BRUNCH & AUCTION – will be held on Sunday, May 3rd, from 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall (Registration – 10:00 A.M., Buffet – 10:30-11:30 A.M., Silent Auction begins at opening and Live Auction begins at 11:30 A.M.)  Buffet Tickets are Pre-Sales only [$35.00 per couple & $20.00 per individual].  For more information, please call the School Office @ 251-1740.


FOR SAFETY SAKE.  For your safety as well as the safety of others, we ask your cooperation with St. Victor’s, the Police Department and the Fire Department by parking in designated areas only.   We especially need the fire lanes to be left open and clear. (You may be ticketed!)  As a courtesy to others, we ask you to follow traffic signs in and out of the parish grounds.  Please also obey the posted signs – Speed Limit of 5 miles per hour - when driving on the parish grounds.  We hope those few traffic rules will help keep everyone safe, and smooth any traffic flow problems we may have.

THE GOOD ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF GOD – If there are pews open, please come in, have a seat and participate fully in the Mass.   Standing around the Church is very distracting to our priests, lectors and other parishioners. 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.



Mount St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery Benefit Dinner - will be held on Sunday, May 3rd, from 2:00-6:30 P.M. at the Holiday Inn (N. First St. at Hwy 101).  You are invited for a delicious dinner, music, door prizes, silent auction and raffle, all for the cost of $60.00 for adults and $30.00 for children under 12.  The Carmelites will be selling their Dinner and Raffle tickets after the 8:00, 9:15 and 10:45 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. Masses next Sunday, April 19th.  Please support the Carmelites who come and help us here at St. Victor’s.  If you have any questions, please call 251-1361. 

Everyone is invited to the Immigration Forum, which will be held by Congressman Mike Honda on Saturday, April 18th, from 6:30-8:00 P.M. in the parish hall.  This meeting falls under the auspices of the Catholic Coalition of Immigration Reform (headed by Father Jon Pedigo) and backed by the Diocese of San Jose.

THANK YOU to the family that donated beds to a needy family in our parish community.  SINCERE THANKS ALSO to St. Victor’s School students, their families, faculty and staff for their generous donations.  The food and monies collected from their Walk-A-Thon were distributed to Eastside F.I.S.H. and our St. Vincent de Paul Society to help the needy families of our parish community.



Once again the annual SEDER was a sellout success!  We hope that the 200+ guests enjoyed the celebration of the mingling of Christian and Jewish traditions.  SPECIAL THANKS are given to the many wonderful chairpersons and volunteers, who devoted time and energy towards making this event a memorable one, and to McDonald’s for their generous donations.  Any lost/found Seder dishes and silverware may be dropped off or picked up at the parish office.




Many Thanks to our Bulletin Advertisers, they make our Sunday Bulletin possible.  Please patronize them.


A good steward is one who receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them responsibly, shares them in justice and love and returns them increase to the Lord.

Alleluia! Alleluia! He Is Risen Today! Alleluia!


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