Stained Glass

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 1-2, 2009


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



Our 8:00 A.M. organist is with his family in Hungary for an extended time. If you play piano, organ, or other instrument, or if you love to sing and can read music, we would like to talk with you regarding serving as an accompanist or a cantor.  Please contact the Parish Office @ 251-7055, if you are able to help.   


RCIA for whom?  Maybe for you?

We welcome interested adults to join our faith community.

If you are not Baptized

Baptized in another faith tradition

Baptized Catholic, but in need of Confirmation and Eucharist

RCIA offers a process, which welcomes interested persons to join in full communion with our Catholic community.  The process will begin in September.  If you are interested in becoming a part of the process or know of someone who might be, please leave a message for Sister Noreen @ 251-7055.  God may be calling you this year to take the steps needed to really be a participating member of our Catholic Community.

Just maybe – RCIA is for you!


First Friday Adoration and Mass

Please join us at the Vigil before the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, August 7th.  Our 24-hour Adoration begins in the Chapel after Friday’s 8:00 A.M. Mass.  Our First Friday Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.


SCRIP gift certificates will be available after Masses this weekend (except Sunday 7:00, 8:00 and 10:45 A.M.).  $CRIP – don’t go shopping or dining without it!


Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

The K of C Pancake Breakfast will be held next Sunday, August 9th, from 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. in the parish hall.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Tickets will be available at the door.



AUGUST 8-9, 2009

1 KINGS 19:4-8

EPHESIANS 4:30-5:2

JOHN 6:41-51



Remember St. Victor’s Parish In Your Plans

It is easy to remember St. Victor’s Parish in your estate plans, wills, trusts, insurance policies, or retirement plans.  Please use the following wording: “To the Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose, a California Corporation Sole, for the benefit of 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.


St. victor’s fiesta (October 3rd & 4th) – Needs your help!

The FIESTA SILENT AUCTION is in need of LARGE baskets.  Please drop them off at the Rectory Office.

New or “Gently Used” stuffed animals are needed for the Games Prize Booth.  They also may be taken to the Rectory Office.

NEED A TAX DEDUCTION? HAVE A USED CAR IN GOOD WORKING ORDER?  Why not donate it to this year’s FIESTA!!!  Please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  If we do get a car, we will have a LIVE auction for it prior to the drawing for the RAFFLE prizes.

Fiesta Entertainment – Are you a talented individual or group who would like to be included in this year’s entertainment at St. Victor’s FIESTA?  If so, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  Also, if you know a professional entertainment group, who would be interested in donating their talent to this year’s FIESTA, please call Alice.

Would you like to see your NAME or BUSINESS on display?  Why not sponsor a booth at this year’s FIESTA? For a donation of $125.00 your name/business will be displayed for all to see, while you are helping to defray the cost of booth rentals.  For all the details, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

A co-chairperson is needed for our tri-tip BBQ.  If you are able to co-chair, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

We are in need of a co-chairperson for this year’s FIESTA.  Please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055, if you are able to help.


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.



To help the Vietnamese-speaking parishioners to participate more fully in the daily Eucharistic celebration, there will be gatherings in the chapel every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 A.M. During this time the daily readings and scriptural reflection will be read in Vietnamese.  You are all invited to come.

                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             August  03         8:00 A.M.          Emin & Adela Capullari

Tuesday            August  04         8:00 A.M.          Deceased Members of the Huu Tran Family

Wednesday       August  05         8:00 A.M.          Deceased Members of the Tran Family

Thursday           August  06         8:00 A.M.          Cesar Sousa

Friday               August  07         8:00 A.M.          Thanksgiving

                                                7:30 P.M.          Sabrina Hubman

Saturday           August  08         8:00 A.M.          Dominic & Mary Vu

                                                5:00 P.M.          Joe Tran                                                           (Father Phan)

Sunday             August  09         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish             (Father Lim)

                                                8:00 A.M.          Steve Strawbridge                                             (Father Phan)

                                                9:15 A.M.          Lina Hittson                                                       (Father Perata)

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

                                                12:15 P.M.        Elena T. Cababaro                                             (Carmelites)


Banns of Marriage

Binh Nguyen & Pauline Nguyen III

Erik Reynolds & Alexandra Yanez I


Flower Donations

Tom Bui and Francine Fang donated this week’s Sanctuary flowers in celebration of their wedding.

Congratulations and God bless!


Mark Your Calendars

Alumni 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney – next Saturday, August 8th, from 8:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M.  Cost is $15.00 per person. Check out the website for information and registration:

8th Grade and Fiesta BINGO Fund-Raiser on Friday, August 14th.  10 Regular Games pay out $250.00 per game.  Please join us for Early Bird Games, Full Dinner Menu and Flasher Games!  The doors will open for dinner @ 5:00 P.M. 



Catechetical Ministry (CM) registration will be held Thursday & Friday, September 10th & 11th, from 4:00-8:00 P.M., Saturday, September 12th, from 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. and Sunday, September 13th, from 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. in the parish center.  All those who will be signing-up their student(s) to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession), First Eucharist (Communion) or Confirmation must bring an original or a copy of their child’s BAPTISMAL certificate. It’s always good practice to bring the original or a copy, even if you think you may have given it to us already, as no student will be registered for their Sacraments if we do not have one on record.  No exceptions will be made.  We will not keep your original, however, we will keep all copies given.

Please remember: If you are registering someone else’s student(s) for CM Classes (i.e., niece, nephew, grandchild, friend), you MUST have written permission from the parent along with a COMPLETED Emergency Form/Family Agreement Form for each student.  In this particular case, no student will be registered without permission or completed forms. [For your convenience, you may print the form from our Website, .  Please scroll down to CM handbook and open it.  The “Emergency Form” and “Family Agreement Form” are near the end of the handbook.  Print as many as needed for the amount of students you have. ]

A NOTE TO ALL REGISTERING FAMILIES: All emergency forms MUST be complete, as this is now considered a “Diocesan” registration form.  Please do NOT leave any blanks.  Bring all your information (doctor numbers, dentist numbers, current emergency contact info) with you.

PLEASE NOTE: The new U.n.I. Lord (teens and young adults) email address is: .

CATECHETICAL MINISTRY HELP NEEDED - 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 leave a message for Sharron Hollenbeck or Angela Giampaoli in the Catechetical Ministry Office @ 251-0165.


A SPECIAL THANK YOU to our Knights of Columbus for the barbecue after the 5:00 P.M. Mass

on Tuesday, July 28th, in celebration of our Feast Day.


YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE! Unfortunately, there have been a number of car break-ins during Masses.  Please DO NOT leave purses or other valuables in your car or lock them in the trunk.  Keep valuables with you at all times.



The Knights of Columbus from St. Elizabeth’s Parish are sponsoring a BLOOD DRIVE next Sunday, August 9th, from 8:45 A.M.-12:45 P.M.  To make an appointment, browse @, click on “Find a Blood Drive” and search by city, “Milpitas.”  For additional information, please contact Dick Jones @ 263-6218.

Martha’s Kitchen Gourmet Benefit Dinner and Wine Tasting will be held on Thursday, September 10th, beginning at 5:30 P.M. (311 Willow St.) to help raise money to feed the hungry.  Dinners are $100.00 per plate.  Sponsorships and auction items are still needed.  Please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055 for all the details.

“Whoever comes to Me will never be hungry.” (John 6:35)


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