Stained Glass

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 12-13, 2009


The Annual Education Appeal, which will be held this weekend, September 12th & 13th, in our Diocese, is most important. It provides financial assistance to many of our Catholic students who want to receive a Catholic education.  This special collection supports the tuition aid program for elementary and high school students in our schools.  Although not all parishes have schools, they all have families with school age children.  Many of our families would like the choice in the school where they can send their children.  Our schools provide that choice.  Over 16,500 students are educated in our 30 elementary and 6 high schools and many are there because of our school families and parishioners.  This year we had 2,265 students request financial assistance.  We were only able to provide assistance to 623 students. In light of the grave financial situation of our valley, your partnership and support of the Annual Education Appeal are greatly appreciated as we make this a successful campaign for our students.  For questions/inquiries, contact the Department of Education @ 983-0185.



Applications for students wishing to become altar servers are now available at the parish, school or CM offices.  Candidates must be in 4th grade (age 9) through 12th grades to participate.  Practices for public school students will be held after school hours in the Church.  St. Victor’s Students will be trained during the school day.  The deadline for applications is September 25th.



The morning session of Shared Scripture began on Thursday, September 10th.  We meet after the 8:00 A.M. Mass in the parish center and discuss the readings for the upcoming Sunday.  Please call Sister Noreen for more information @ 928-1632.  Please join us!

The evening session of Shared Scripture will begin meeting at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 17th.  We will meet in the large room of the parish center (the library). We will be reading St. Paul’s Letter to Philemon.  For more information, please call Mary Morris @ 251-9931.



The next meeting of St. Victor’s Altar Society will be held on Thursday, September 17th, at 6:00 P.M. in the parish hall.  New members are always welcome.


Knights of Columbus Membership Drive

The Knights of Columbus will be having a membership drive after all Masses this weekend, September 12th & 13th.  Please feel free to stop and ask any questions that you may have. 


$CRIP gift certificates will be available after Masses this weekend, September 12th –13th, (except Sunday 7:00 & 8:00 A.M.) for all of your shopping/dining/and gift giving needs.




WISDOM 2:12, 17-20

JAMES 3:16-4:3

MARK 9:30-37



A Charitable Trust Can Increase Your Income!

The IRS allows you to use a charitable trust to increase your income and reduce your taxes. The trust is especially useful for highly appreciated assets (real estate or securities).  The trust can also be used to help loved ones with income after you have gone, but keep the principal from being spent unwisely.

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.



Catechetical Ministry (CM) registration is being held this Sunday, September 13th, from 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. in the parish center.  CM will continue to register students through the month of September (depending upon availability of the class) for CM classes that still have openings at the following times only: Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 A.M., Wednesdays from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and Thursdays from 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.  Please remember that registration is on a “space available “ basis at this time, as many classes are already full.

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. We are also looking for teachers for the Wednesday program for 4th, 5th & 6th Sacrament, 5th Grade and 1st Grade.  Training will be done by the CM Office.  As always, there are guidelines that need to be followed. Please prayerfully consider this most important ministry. 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 Tice after the 5:00 P.M. Mass, or during their practices, which have already begun.  To arrange an interview with Rosemarie Tice, 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.

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.


PLEASE NOTE: The Church will be closed after the 8:00 A.M. Mass on Monday & Tuesday, September 14th & 15th.  the interior of the Church is being painted – your donations at work!  Thank you!


BINGO – Friday, September 18th, in the parish hall.  Doors open at 5:00 P.M. for dinner.  Early Bird Games at 6:30 P.M. and 10 Regular Games with $250.00 payout each game, beginning at 7:00 P.M.  Please see today’s bulletin insert for all the details.  See you there!

                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             September        14         8:00 A.M.          Feliza S. Cura

Tuesday            September        15         8:00 A.M.          Manuel Ferreira

Wednesday       September        16         8:00 A.M.          Benjamin & Teresa Buenaventura

Thursday           September        17         8:00 A.M.          Senghian Sy

Friday               September        18         8:00 A.M.          Mary Blechschmid

Saturday           September        19         8:00 A.M.          The Holy Spirit & Blessed Virgin Mary

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Mary Eleanor Gaiero                              (Father Bui)

Sunday             September        20         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish (Father Phan)

                                                            8:00 A.M.          Augustus C. Sabago                             (Father Lim)

                                                            9:15 A.M.          Caezar C. Antonio                                 (Father Perata)

                                                          10:45 A.M.          Raymond Earl Van Fleet                        (Father Dwyer)

                                                          12:15 P.M.          Deceased Members of the Juan Family  (Carmelites)

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Guadalupe Hernandez                            (Father Chi)


Banns of Marriage

Gregory Aquino & Eileen Dasalla II


This week’s sanctuary flowers were donated by the sons, daughter and grandchildren of Leoncio & Gliceria Cardema in celebration of their 66th wedding anniversary and in thanksgiving for blessings received.  Congratulations and God bless!


Our Condolences

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Zenaida Larbizabal,  Manuel Peres and Sister Mary Thomas, CSJ, who recently passed away.


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

A chairperson is needed for this year’s RAFFLE. If you are able to assist us this year with this very important part of the Fiesta, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055. 

The FIESTA SILENT AUCTION Mini Raffle is in need of a couple of “special items” (i.e., iPod, jewelry, digital photo frame, theater/sports tickets).  If you are able to donate one of these items, please contact Mike Romero @ 946-1867.  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.

Dessert Booth Goodies Needed.  Cakes, brownies, cookies, pies, etc. for the Dessert Booth may be dropped off in Classroom #4 during the FIESTA.  (Questions, please call Alice Trigg @ 928-1630 [days] or 923-3922 [evenings].

Bingo and Game Booth help needed.  We are looking for volunteers to help with Bingo and other Games.  For more information call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

Parking Directors needed.  We are in need of a few adults to assist with “parking directions” during the weekend of the Fiesta.  If you are able to assist us with this task for a few hours, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

We are in DESPERATE need of a “Few Good Men” to help set up the booths, etc. during the day before the Fiesta and also to stay Sunday after the Fiesta to help tear-down the booths, clean-up, etc – to have the grounds back in order for school for the following morning.  We are in need of about 10 people for this task so that it may be completed in a couple of hours. 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.

CONGRATULATIONS to our second Early Bird winner, Louise Freitas!


Volunteers Needed

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 play 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 contact Sheri Dizon by e-mail @ .


MANY THANKS to our Bulletin Advertisers.  If you would like to advertise your business/service on the cover of our Church bulletin, please call Elsie Ignacio @ 263-1456 for more information.



EASTSIDE F.I.S.H. food collection is next weekend.  Please bring your non-perishable food donations (peanut butter, canned fruits & vegetables, macaroni & cheese, tuna, etc.) and place them in the box in the vestibule of the Church.

THANKS to the family that recently donated furniture for a family in need.

Everyone is invited to the ILAKAS CONCERT to benefit the Gawad Kalinga’s Bayan-Anihan Program in the Philippines on Saturday, October 3rd, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. A representative from the group will be here at St. Victor’s and will be selling tickets at the 9:15 and 10:45 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. Masses on September 20th.   Please see the flyer next to the bulletin this weekend for more information, or visit




St. William’s Rummage Sale (611 S. El Monte, Los Altos) – September 18th-19th. 

Please call Joan Sain for info @ 257-0100.


“It is the Lord god who helps me.” (IS 50:9)


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