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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 22-23, 2009

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 on September 15th.  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!


Sacrament of the Sick and Mass

The Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated at an 11:00 A.M. Mass on Saturday, September 5th.  You are invited to consider this Mass for yourself or for a friend who might benefit from the anointing.

                                                            Those of any age with a chronic illness

                                                            Anyone undergoing surgery or medical treatment

                                                            Those seeking strength in body, mind or spirit

LUNCHEON – Everyone is invited to a simple lunch in the hall after the Mass.  This lunch is provided by the Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and members of our Parish Community.



Father 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. here in St. Victor’s Church.  For more information, please contact Bert Magat @ 923-5105.



 A 40-hour adoration for priests and priestly vocations will be held at the Chapel of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master (2076 Lincoln Ave.) from September 4th - 6th.  The adoration will commence with a Eucharistic Celebration on September 4th at 7:00 P.M. On Sunday, September 6th, the Eucharistic celebration will begin at 10:00 A.M. followed by a procession and benediction.  For all the details, please call 265-8105 or 265-9051.



AUGUST 29-30, 2009

DEUTERONOMY 4:1-2. 6-8

JAMES 1:17-18, 21-22. 27

MARK 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23



Turn Your Home From A Tax Sponge Into A Tax Deduction

Are you tired of paying taxes on your home?  Did you know that you can get a tax deduction for a portion of your home’s value to help offset these taxes?  You can do this, continue to live in your home an support the work of your parish at the same time.

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.   THANK YOU to all those who have been bringing baskets  and other items for the Auction into the 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.

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.



The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, blessed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, will be visiting St. Victor’s on Tuesday, September 1st, from 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.  Our Lady of Guadalupe, as Patroness of the Americas, has been entrusted by Pope John Paul II to: “Bring new fervor to the life of the Gospel in our hemisphere.”  She also comes as the Patroness of the Unborn to turn back the culture of death and to spread the Gospel of Life.  The mission of the image is to end abortion, bring conversions and promote solidarity of the Church in the Americas through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother.  For those who have not visited the actual Tilma at the Basilica in Mexico, this is the closest you can get to the original. [Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to touch and be touched by Our Blessed Mother.]  {The image will be at St. John Vianney Parish on September 10th from 7:30 A.M.-12:00 noon.}  For the schedule at other parishes visit


CONGRATULATIONS to Joe Alvarado, who was recently elected as president for to Our Lady of Guadalupe Society.


Happy Birthday to Father Candido Lim, SJ next Saturday, August 29th!

                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  24         8:00 A.M.          Lydia Lim

Tuesday            August  25         8:00 A.M.          Jose Marquez

Wednesday       August  26         8:00 A.M.          Nora Driscoll

Thursday           August  27         8:00 A.M.          Mike Forster

Friday               August  28         8:00 A.M.          John Driscoll

Saturday           August  29         8:00 A.M.          Steve, Henry, & Ellio Malatesta

                                                5:00 P.M.          Reynaldo D. Nabong                                         (Father Perata)

Sunday             August  30         7:00 A.M.          For The Parishioners Of St. Victor’s Parish         (Father Lim)

                                                8:00 A.M.          Luciano & Amparo Jaramillo                              (Father Lim)

                                                9:15 A.M.          Lyn Shelander                                                   (Father Perata)

                                               10:45 A.M.         Thanksgiving                                                     (Father Dwyer)

                                               12:15 P.M.         Jennifer Yen Chow                                            (Carmelites)


Banns of Marriage

John Dang & Joanne Geslani III

Jose General & Melody Dumlao III

Paul Barte & Dynah Lucena II

Congratulations to Douglas & Karen Fear, who will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on August 29th!


Flowers for the Altar

Erik Reynolds and Alexandra Yanez donated this week’s Sanctuary flowers in celebration of their wedding. 

Congratulations and Best Wishes!

ALTAR FLOWER DONATIONS - If you would like to donate flowers in celebration of a baptism, birthday, marriage, anniversary, in memoriam or in thanksgiving, 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.


THANK YOU to all those who donated food items and/or monies for the BINGO kitchen.  Thanks also to all those who came and supported the BINGO, which will benefit both our Fiesta and our 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip this spring.



NEEDY FAMILIES:  Our St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteers are working with several families in need of queen-sized beds and a sofa and love seat.  If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROGRAMS: To help with Refugee Resettlement here in our Diocese, contact Julia Shepardson @ 325-5209 or   For more information regarding Refugee Foster Care, please contact Coleen Higa @ 325-5159 or

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 Edita Cruz @ 293-6111 for all the details.




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