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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 8-9, 2009

Please read Father Michael's July 31 Letter (click here) from Afghanistan.  


Feast of the Assumption

Because the Assumption falls on a Saturday, it is not a holy day of obligation in 2009.  The faithful are still encouraged to mark the day with some form of prayer and thanksgiving for the gift and model of Mary in the life of the Church.  Americans honor their mothers in the Month of May.  The Church asks us to honor Mary, Our Mother in Christ, on her special feast day.  On the Feast of the Assumption, we celebrate Mary’s victory over the consequences of sin and death.  She was taken up body and soul into heaven.  Her victory is the result of her Son’s redemption and foreshadows what is in store for us.  The Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated on Saturday, 8/15/09, with Masses at 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.



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!


Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

The K of C Pancake Breakfast will be held this 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.  


Knights of Columbus Meeting

There will be a K of C meeting on August 13, 2009, in Room 8 of the school at 7:30 P.M.

Memorial Mass
The Filipino Priests and the Diocesan Council of Filipino Catholics of the Diocese of San Jose are sponsoring a Memorial Mass for President Cory Aquino on August 12, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. to be held at St. John the Baptist Church , 279 Main Street in Milpitas .  Fr. Andres Ligot, Vicar for the Filipino Ministry will preside.  For more information, please call 729-7228 or 434-9414.

Watch Your Mailbox

Your Fiesta RAFFLE tickets are on the way!  Turn in your ticket stubs and monies for the Early Bird Drawings for $50.00 worth of SCRIP gift certificates of your choice.  Early Bird drawings will begin in September.

8th Grade & Fiesta Bingo Fund-Raiser

Please join us next Friday, Aug. 14th in the hall for our Fiesta & 8th grade bingo fundraiser.  All adults are welcome.  We will have 10 Regular Games pay out $250.00 per game.  Early Bird Games begin at 6:30 PM., Regular Games at 7:00 P.M., Full Dinner Menu, Flasher Games and Cherry Bells!  Doors open @5:00 P.M.


REVELATION 11:19, 12:1-6, 10ab

1 CORINTHIANS 15:20-27

LUKE 1:39-56

AUGUST 16, 2009



JOHN 6:51-58



Your Will Or the State’s?

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: Diocese of San Jose, The Chancery, 1150 N. First Street, 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.


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  10         8:00 A.M.          Steve Perata

Tuesday            August  11         8:00 A.M.          Feliza S. Cura

Wednesday       August  12         8:00 A.M.          Ginger McGreevy

Thursday           August  13         8:00 A.M.          Eileen Denzel

Friday               August  14         8:00 A.M.          Eleanor Surace, Lilian Rose Messina & Josephine Ruscigno

Saturday           August  15         8:00 A.M.          Peter Tri Nguyen

                                                5:00 P.M.          Mary Eleanor Gaiero

Sunday             August  16         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish

                                                8:00 A.M.          Benjamin Alvarez

                                                9:15 A.M.          Clint Ignacio

                                               10:45 A.M.         Aurora B. Domingo

                                               12:15 P.M.         Special Intention


Banns of Marriage

Erik Reynolds & Alexandra Yanez II

John Dang & Joanne Geslani I

Jose General & Melody Dumlao I


Flower Donations

This week’s Sanctuary Flowers were donated by Francisca Rivera in memory of Dabbie Lynn Joyce Rivera..



St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Maxima Farin and Napoleon Jayme, who recently passed away.


Special Congratulations

Congratulations to Cecilo and Lilia Nale on the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 8th.



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.


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.



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.

“I am the bread of life.” (John 6:41-51)


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