Stained Glass

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 15-16, 2009

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



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!


Fr. Jerry Orbus, SVD

Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD, a charismatic priest from Manila , will celebrate Mass and share reflections, stories and testimonies on Saturday, August 29th, at 7:00 P.M. at St. Victor’s.  For more information, please call Bert Magat at 923-5105


School Re-Opens

St. Victor’s School re-opens Thursday, August 20th.  All students must be in full uniform.

Healing Mass
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Healing Mass on Saturday, 9/05/09, at 11:00 A.M. in the church.  You are invited to consider this Mass for yourself or for a friend who might benefit from the Anointing, such as those of any age with a chronic illness, anyone undergoing surgery or medical treatment and those seeking strength in body, mind or spirit.  A simple lunch in the hall will follow the Mass.   The lunch is provided by the Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and members of our Parish Community.

Fiesta Raffle Tickets

Fiesta raffle tickets have just been sent out.  If you have received yours, please return the ticket stubs to the Parish Office or next weekend’s collection basket.  Early Bird drawings for $50.00 in Scrip Gift Certificates and ticket sales for this $18,000 raffle will begin in September.

Two Big Thank Yous

St. Victor’s thanks all those who helped with our fiesta raffle ticket mailing.  We appreciate all your time and effort.

Parishioner and student, Marie Yeap, thanks you for helping her with a special volunteer project.  Your generous donations of rice, beans and school supplies went to Catholic Charities for distribution to the needy.  She collected 88 pounds of rice, 121 pounds of beans and school supplies for about 15 students.  Wow!

AUGUST 22-23, 2009

JOSHUA 24:1-2, 15-17, 18


JOHN 6:60-60



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.


                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            17            8:00 A.M.     For the Souls of Wency, Farah, Viola & Christina

Tuesday            August            18            8:00 A.M.     Jesus Hernandez Calderon

Wednesday       August            19            8:00 A.M.     Dabbie Lyn Rivera

Thursday           August            20            8:00 A.M.     Prescilla Dumlao

Friday               August             21            8:00 A.M.    Thanksgiving

Saturday           August            22            8:00 A.M.     Special Intention

                                                              5:00 P.M.     Rosa Maria Jimenez

Sunday             August            23            7:00 A.M.     For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish

                                                              8:00 A.M.     Special Intention

                                                              9:15 A.M.     George & Heinie Shearer & J. Cabeceiras

                                                             10:45 A.M.    Raymond Earl Van Fleet

                                                             12:15 P.M.    Odelia (Odie) Lambert


Banns of Marriage

Erik Reynolds & Alexandra Yanez III

John Dang & Joanne Geslani II

Jose General & Melody Dumlao II

Paul Barte & Dynah Lucena I


Flower Donations

This week’s sanctuary flowers are offered in loving memory of Clint Ignacio by his parents, Jake and Elsie Ignacio.

If you would like to donate flowers in celebration of a Baptism, birthday, marriage, anniversary, in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for many blessings received, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  Minimum donation requested is $100.00.


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 living bread that came down from heaven.” (John 6:51)


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