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2nd Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday - April 18-19, 2009


There’s wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea.  There is kindness in His justice, which is more than liberty.  There is no place where earth’s sorrows are more felt than up in heaven. There is no place where earth’s failings have such kindly judgment given. For the love of God is broader than the measure of man’s mind.  And the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind.  (F. Faber)



Today’s second collection is the Catholic Home Missions Appeal.  This appeal supports the Home Missions – places in the United States where the Catholic Church struggles just to keep parishes open and to educate children in the faith.  Some dioceses are terribly short of priests, sisters and the money needed to run parishes.  Please give generously. Extra envelopes are available in the pews.


Student Confirmation At Mass Next Sunday

Next Sunday, April 26th, the 5:00 P.M. Mass will be a special liturgy for our high school Confirmation students and their families.  Fifty-two of our high school students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during this Mass.  Please keep our students and their families in your prayers.


May “Crowning” of the Blessed Mother

Please join the Legion of Mary in honoring our Blessed Mother on Saturday, May 9th.  The Rosary procession starts at 4:30 P.M. followed by our Saturday 5:00 P.M. Mass.  Please come and bring flowers.  Refreshments will be served after the Mass.



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.



Requests from our parish organizations for the use of the parish facilities for the 2008-09 year are due in the parish office by 9:00 A.M. this Friday, April 24th.  Please use the yellow forms, which may be picked up at the parish office. All forms received after April 24th will have to select from the remaining open dates.


April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month.   No one deserves to be hurt.  If you are being hurt, it’s not your fault!  Please tell someone you trust or call the Diocese of San Jose Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults – 983-0113 or (Emergency) 983-0141.



APRIL 25-26, 2009

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 3:13-15, 17-19

1 JOHN 2:1-5

LUKE 24:35-48



Retirement Plans

Did you know that retirement plan assets are part of your estate?  They also have never been taxed as income.  The IRS loves these plans, because they can get two bites instead of one!  This can reduce their value to your heirs by up to 70%!

If you want to know more about this, the Diocese can provide free assistance.  Call Robert Serventi @ 983-0168, or write to him at: 1150 N. First St., Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112-4966.


Mother’s Day Spiritual Bouquet Cards

Mother’s Day Spiritual Bouquet Cards are available on the tables around the inside of the Church.  These cards are wonderful for remembering mothers everywhere – living or deceased.  It is a great opportunity to have them remembered during Mass in our Church on Mother’s Day and throughout the month of May.  Please drop the completed return envelope in the collection basket or take it to the Parish Office by 9:00 A.M. on Friday, May 8th.


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 Rectory Office @ 251-7055 for more information.  THANK YOU to those who already advertise with us – you make our Sunday bulletin possible!


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 all Masses this weekend, April 18th & 19th.  Please support the Carmelites who come and help us here at St. Victor’s.  If you have any questions, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. 



Please join us for an evening of awareness, reflection and fellowship and to find out what Gawad Kalinga, “to give care or to care,” is all about.  The meeting will be held on Monday, April 27th, at 7:30 P.M. in the Parish Hall.  For details, please see today’s bulletin insert.



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 Rectory Office @ 251-7055.


To apply to 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      20         8:00 A.M.          Steve & Mary Perata

Tuesday            April      21         8:00 A.M.          Raymond Earl Van Fleet

Wednesday       April      22         8:00 A.M.          Thanksgiving

Thursday           April      23         8:00 A.M.          Deceased Members of the Tran Family

Friday               April      24         8:00 A.M.          Joe Pinheiro

Saturday           April      25         8:00 A.M.          Jovita Maguyon

                                                5:00 P.M.          Joe Pinheiro                                          (Father Hendrickson)

Sunday             April      26         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish  (Father Lim)

                                                8:00 A.M.          Monsignor Thomas Ahern                       (Father Hendrickson)

                                                9:15 A.M.          Dagmar & Maria Barros                          (Father Dwyer)

                                               10:45 A.M.         Cecilio Fadera Dumlao, Sr.                     (Father Phan)

                                               12:15 P.M.         Mary Correa                                          (Carmelites)

                                                5:00 P.M.          Special Intention                                    (Confirmation  - Monsignor Cilia)


Banns of Marriage

Joe Vera & Lisa Gallego III

Jerwin Morales & Maria Melinda To-ong II


Sick Relatives and Friends

Please keep the sick, seriously ill and hospitalized members of our parish family in your prayers, including those preparing for surgical procedures and tests, especially Emily Marin and Mark Prior.


In Sympathy

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Zenaida Labucay and Salvadore Sunseri, who recently passed away.



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.


Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

The Knights of Columbus St. Victor’s Council 4112 will be hosting a Mother’s Day Buffet right here in St. Victor’s Parish Hall on Sunday, May 10th, from 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.  The buffet will include omelets, eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, baron of beef, ham and turkey tray, croissants, fresh fruit, potato salad, rice, desserts, orange juice and coffee.  Cost is only $13.00 per adult and $8.00 per child (12 and under).  For any additional information, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.



Thank You!

St. Victor’s Altar Society would like to THANK the members of our parish community for their generosity of Easter Flower monies that helped to defray the cost of beautifying our Church for Easter.

MANY THANKS to our SEDER table hosts and hostesses.  Please check your tableware for pieces that may not belong to your set(s).  We have had several calls regarding missing pieces and have a few items that have been turned into the Rectory Office – that just might belong to you.



NEEDY FAMILY.  Our St. Vincent de Paul volunteers are working with a family in need of a queen-sized bed.  If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.

EASTSIDE F.I.S.H. food collection is this weekend.  Please place your non-perishable foods in the box in the vestibule of the Church.

IMMUNIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT. Our Local Health Officer has asked us to remind parents, grandparents and caregivers about the need for timely immunizations.  By getting your children vaccinated and by receiving recommended immunizations yourself, you are protecting your children, your family and our community.  Take the time to make sure your child is up-to-date with their immunizations.  To learn more, please visit or call the Immunization Education help Desk Line @ 494-1551.

CATHOLIC LOBBY DAY will be held on April 28th at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament  (11th & K Sts., Sacramento, CA).  This will be a gathering of people of faith raising their voices and exercising their “faithful citizenship” in our state’s Capital.  Bus transportation will be provided.  The Diocese of San Jose delegation will leave from the parking lot at the new Diocesan Office (1150 N. 1st St.) @ 6:30 A.M., lunch and materials will be provided.  To register (fee is $30.00), for training or more information, please contact Sylvia Blanch @ 983-0128 this Monday, April 20th. 

Transfiguration Parish has a CLOTHING CLOSET benefiting infants through adults.  If anyone could use clothes or small household items, please call 264-3600 to make an appointment.  They are staffed Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.





Catholic Charismatic Renewal of San Jose invites you to a “Life in the Spirit Seminar and Healing Service” on Saturday, April 25th, from 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. at St. Frances Cabrini Parish Hall (15333 Woodard Rd.).  Lunch is included.  Free will offering.  Please call victor Pioli @ 978-9515 for details.  

“My Lord and my God!” (John 20:19-31)


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