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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 29-30, 2009


Today’s second collection is for our St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Please help our volunteers help the needy of our own neighborhood.  Thank you for your support.


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.



 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.


ALTAR FLOWER DONATIONS - 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 blessings received, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  Minimum donation requested is $100.00.



ISAIAH 35:4-7

JAMES 2:1-5

MARK 7:31-37



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.   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 brought to the Rectory Office.   Thanks to the parishioners who have already dropped some off.

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.

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 $120.00 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.

Raffle – Don’t forget to turn in your tickets stubs and monies for the Early Bird Drawings for $50.00 worth of $CRIP gift certificates of your choice.  And still be eligible to win the $10,000.00 at the Fiesta!  For your convenience, you may drop them off at the Rectory Office, or place them in the collection basket at Mass. Raffle tickets will be available after all Masses during the month of September beginning next weekend.



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.   A rosary will be said at 12:00 noon and Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 P.M. {The image will be at St. John Vianney Parish on September 10th from 7:30 A.M.-12:00 noon.} Please see today’s bulletin for more information.  For the schedule at other parishes visit


First Friday Adoration and Mass - September 4th

Please join us for our 24-hour Adoration following Friday’s 8:00 A.M. Mass in the Chapel. First Friday Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.


Please Note

The Church will be closed all day on Wednesday, September 2nd, after the 8:00 A.M. Mass for carpet cleaning.

The Sunday 5:00 P.M. Mass will resume on Sunday, September 13th.


 We Need Volunteers

St. Victor’s School will be hosting their Annual Outdoor Volleyball Tourney (Saturday, September 26th) and Football Tourney (Saturday, October 17th).  We need volunteers to help with the officiating/scoring for the volleyball and down marker and scoring/timing for the football.  Your hours may count towards community service requirements.  You can work all day or half the day.  You don’t have to be a graduate of St. Victor’s School to volunteer.  If you plan on a volleyball or football team, you are welcome to ask your teammates to help out.  Lunch is provided and it is a lot of fun.  For questions or sign-ups, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

                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             31         8:00 A.M.          Theresa Zeitvogel

Tuesday            September        01         8:00 A.M.          Deceased Members of the Huu Tran Family

Wednesday       September        02         8:00 A.M.          Rebecca L. Lonzanida

Thursday           September        03         8:00 A.M.          Jennifer Estes

Friday               September        04         8:00 A.M.          Chinita Canullas

                                                            7:30 P.M.          Lorie Ella

Saturday           September        05         8:00 A.M.          Jack Lohrke

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Antonio, Maria, & Philomena Freitas & Mary Poisson      (Father Lim)

Sunday             September        06         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish                         (Father Phan)

                                                            8:00 A.M.          Sheila Griffith                                                                (Father Lim)

                                                            9:15 A.M.          St. Victor’s Alumni & Their Special Intentions                  (Father Perata)

                                                           10:45 A.M.         Mateo Sarau, Jr.                                                            (Father Dwyer)

                                                           12:15 P.M.         Cezar Uytingco                                                             (Carmelites)


Banns of Marriage

Paul Barte & Dynah Lucena III


In Celebration

Tomas and Emelda Chan donated this week’s Sanctuary flowers in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary.  The date of their anniversary was August 11th.  Congratulations!


Our Sympathy and Understanding

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Ruberto Bagarino, Ruth Edmonds, William Lumauig and Sonya Magat Tanglao, who recently passed away.



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.



The Teen and Young Adult Choir (Sunday 5:00 P.M. Mass) has begun its recruitment for 2009-10.  This music ministry requires a one-year commitment.  Practices are held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 P.M. in the Church and on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 P.M. (before Mass).  If you are interested in singing or playing a musical instrument for this choir, please see Rosemarie after the 5:00 P.M. Mass, or during their practices, which have already begun.  To arrange an interview, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

U.n.I. Lord presents their annual kick off for the new year with an Ice Cream Social (mandatory attendance for Confirmation I and II students) on Sunday, September 20th, from 3:00-5:00 P.M. in the Parish Center.  All high school teens are welcome.

The Diocesan Council of Filipino Catholics invites all Filipino Youth in the Diocese to gather and celebrate at Our Lady of Peace Church (2800 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara) on September 12th, from 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. For details or to RSVP (by September 5th), please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

For information regarding other special events and activities (i.e. Diocese of San Jose Youth Ministry tickets for the Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids on September 18th) as well as volunteer opportunities for our Youth and Young Adults, visit our website @ and click on Youth Newsletter.



NEEDY FAMILIES:  Our St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteers are working with a family in need of queen-sized bed and a sofa and love seat.  If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.  THANKS to the parishioner that recently donated furniture items to a family in need.   

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.

Thank You

A bouquet of thanks to our Knights of Columbus, Matt O’Brien and Sheri Dizon for their help in cleaning and organizing the hall shed and other areas on the grounds.  What a difference a day makes...                               Alice Trigg, Coordinator




 “This great nation is a wise and discerning people!“ (Deuteronomy 4:6)


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