Stained Glass

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 19-20, 2009


This week’s second collection is for St. Victor’s tuition assistance.  Thank you for your help!



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 began 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 the Parish Office @ 251-7055.



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.

FAITH BEYOND 2000 is a dynamic formation program for catechists and others interested in gaining a better understanding of their faith.  Sign-up information is available at the CM and Rectory Offices.



SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2009

NUMBERS 11:25-29

JAMES 5:1-6

MARK 9:38-43, 45, 47-48



Before You Sell

Thinking of selling appreciated assets like stocks, bonds, property or a vacation home?  You may be able to do so without paying taxes, while increasing your income and, at the same time, making a great gift to 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. Ste. 100, San Jose, CA 95112-4966.


St. victor’s fiesta Needs your help!

Saturday, October 3rd, from 10:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M.

Sunday, October 4th, from 12:00 noon-8:00 P.M.

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 the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  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.

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.

Fil-Am needs helpers for preparing and cooking lumpia, their barbecue and pancit. Lumpia wrapping will take place on September 27th and Barbecue on October 2nd (both beginning at 5:00 P.M.) in the hall. Booth cookers/workers are also needed during the Fiesta.  If you would like to help, 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 Third Early Bird winner, George Mastrini

                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        21         8:00 A.M.                      Steve & Mary Perata

Tuesday            September        22         8:00 A.M.                      Tomasa & Josephine Barreras

Wednesday       September        23         8:00 A.M.                      Joseph Hogan & Tim Taylor

Thursday           September        24         8:00 A.M.                      Guadalupe Hernandez

Friday               September        25         8:00 A.M.                      Guadalupe Hernandez

Saturday           September        26         8:00 A.M.                      Special Intention

                                                            5:00 P.M.                      John & Joao Rosa                                (Father Seimas)

Sunday             September        27         7:00 A.M           .           For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish (Father Lim)

                                                            8:00 A.M           .           Elmo Drilling                                         (Father Perata)

                                                            9:15 A.M.                      Jacky Schmaltz                                    (Father Perata)

                                                           10:45 A.M.                     Jack Lohrke                                          (Father Dwyer)

                                                           12:15 P.M.                     Maria Trejo                                            (Carmelites)

                                                            5:00 P.M.                     Andrew Sanford                                    (Father Lim)


Banns of Marriage

Gregory Aquino & Eileen Dasalla III

Leo Trumello & Carolyn Clark I

Charles Liening & Michelle Magallanes I


CONGRATULATIONS and OUR PRAYERS go out to Tito Cartagenas, Jr. who will be ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, September 26th, at St. Lawrence Parish.  We appreciate his help here at St. Victor’s over the last year, especially with our youth and young adults.


Our Prayer List

Please pray for the sick, seriously ill and hospitalized members of our parish family, including those preparing for surgical procedures and tests, especially Lori Freeman.


Our Love and Prayers Go Out To...

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Frank Gallo and Theresa Annie Le, who recently passed away.

In Loving Memory

Rey & Hilda Arellano donated this week’s Sanctuary flowers in loving memory of the

deceased members of the Arellano and Diaz families.

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



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 contact Sharron Hollenbeck @ 928-1636.

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) this Sunday, September 20th, from 3:00-5:00 P.M. in the Parish Center .  All high school teens are welcome.

For information regarding special events and activities as well as volunteer opportunities for our Youth and Young Adults, visit our website @ and click on The Youth, U.n.I Teen Newsletter.


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 call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.



EASTSIDE F.I.S.H. food collection is this weekend.  Please place your non-perishable food donations in the box in the vestibule of the Church.

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 this Sunday, September 20th.   Please see the flyer next to the bulletin this weekend for more information, or visit .




MANY THANKS to our Bulletin Advertisers.  If you would like to advertise your business/service on the back cover of our Church bulletin, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055 for more information.


PLEASE NOTE: All flyers, bulletin inserts, posters, etc. must be approved through the Rectory Office.  Those that are inserted into the bulletin or posted in the vestibule, placed on the tables around the Church or on parishioner’s cars without permission will be removed.


A Catholic High School Information Night will be held at St. John Vianney School on Thursday, October 1st, from 7:30-9:00 P.M.  All the Catholic High Schools will provide brief presentations and answer any questions that you may have.  All 7th & 8th grade students and their parents are invited to attend.  Please call the school(s) that you are interested in for the schedule of their Open Houses and Placement Tests.

“A harvest of righteousness is sown in peace.” (James 3:18)


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