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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Priesthood Sunday - October 24-25, 2009


Today’s second collection is for our St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Please help our volunteers help the needy of our parish community.  Thank you!


Be on time for Mass next weekend. Daylight savings time ends next Sunday, November 1st. 

Remember to turn your clocks BACK one hour.


All Souls Day

All Souls Day is Monday, November 2nd.  The All Souls intentions will also be remembered throughout the month of November.  “It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead.” (2 Maccabees 12, 46)  All Souls Day remembrances should be returned to the parish office by 9:00 A.M. on October 30th (weekend envelopes may be dropped in the collection basket).  Extra All Souls envelopes are available in the pews. 

Mass on All Souls Day will be celebrated at 8:00 A.M.  The School will celebrate an “All Souls Mass” at 10:00 A.M.



CM is looking for those who are interested in sharing their faith, time and talents with our students.  We are looking for teachers for the Wednesday program for 4th, 5th & 6th Sacrament and 5th 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 Anne in the CM Office @ 251-0165.

FAITH FORMATION CONFERENCE – Register today for this conference, “Word of God – Coming to Life,” on Friday and Saturday, November 20th & 21st, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara. A few registration brochures are available in the CM Office (251-0154) or online at their website - Faith Formation Conference 2009Home - click here



We would like to THANK our parishioners for their generosity and participation in the Annual Diocesan Appeal and the Capitol Campaign. We encourage you to continue to fulfill your pledges, as any funds collected over the Diocesan goals will be returned to St. Victor’s.  These funds need to be mailed to their offices by December 15th, as they will be closing their books.




REVELATION 7:2-4, 9-14

 1 JOHN 3:1-3

MARK 12:38-44.



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 St., Suite 100, San Jose, Ca 95112-4966.


PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY PRAYER CARDS  - This weekend, along with all parishes in our country, St. Victor’s is celebrating Priesthood Sunday.  This is in addition to a proclamation by Pope Benedict XVI declaring this year as a “Year for Priests.”  Each family is asked to select one card (on the tables next to this Sunday’s bulletin) with a priest’s name on it and pray for that priest each day. The suggested prayer is printed on the reverse side of the card. In case all the cards are taken, please choose a priest for your family to pray for and use the following Serra Club’s suggested prayer:
Dear Lord, we pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around Your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry. We pray that Mary will guide Your priests to follow her own words, “Do whatever He tells you.” (Jn2:5).  May Your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary’s most chaste spouse.  May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross.  May Your priests be holy, filled with the fire of Your love seeking nothing, but Your greater glory and the salvation of souls. Amen.  St. John Vianney , patron saint of priests, pray for us.


Catechetical Ministry Holiday Fund-raiser

Delicious Great American Fund Raising Candy, Gift and Gift Wrap order packets will be available in the box in the vestibule (this weekend) or at the CM and Rectory Offices.  This fund-raiser supports the religious education programs for all St. Victor’s school age children.  Deadline for orders is Tuesday, November 2nd.  IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: Orders must be picked-up on Wednesday, December 2nd, from 3:00-9:00 P.M. in the parish hall.


Father Lim’s Trip to the Philippines in November

You are cordially invited to come to an informational meeting regarding a trip to the Philippines November 2-16, 2010. The meeting will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2009 2:30-4:30 P.M. in the small room of the parish center.  [During this trip, we will have the opportunity to visit churches, cultural sites and enjoy the beaches of places such as Cebu, Bohol and Palawan.  In addition we shall visit Manila, Cebu, Davao, Tagaytay and Corregidor.]  For any other questions, please contact Father Lim @ 928-1633.


A viewing of the film, The 13th Day, will be shown at Our Lady of Peace Parish (2800 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara) on November 21st, at 8:00 P.M.  Tickets are available at their Rectory Office or Gift Shop, cost is $8.00 per ticket.  Please call Our Lady of Peace @ 988-7543, if you have any questions.


For an application or information regarding St. Victor’s School,

please visit their website @ or phone 251-1740.

                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             October           26         8:00 A.M.          Andy Sanford

Tuesday            October           27         8:00 A.M.          Rosa Verry

Wednesday       October           28         8:00 A.M.          Delia Domingo

Thursday           October           29         8:00 A.M.          Bill Fox

Friday               October           30         8:00 A.M.          Frank & Decima Malatesta

Saturday           October           31         8:00 A.M.          Anselmo Mascarenas

                                                           5:00 P.M.          Luciano & Amparo Jaramillo                              (Father Phan)

Sunday             November         01        7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish             (Father Lim)

                                                           8:00 A.M.          All Souls                                                           (Father Phan)

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

                                                          10:45 A.M.         Ponciano Santos                                               (Father Dwyer)

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

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Cecilio Fadera Dumlao, Sr.                                (Father Phan)


Banns of Marriage

Chien Tran & Katie Wong II


Our Sympathy

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Victorino I. Aguiliar, Jr., Kim Sy Ho and Amelia Saraza, who recently passed away.


In Loving Memory

This week’s Sanctuary flowers were donated in loving memory of Luciano and Amparo Jaramillo

 by their children and grandchildren.

If you would like to donate the Altar Flowers in memory of a loved one, in thanksgiving or in celebration of a baptism, birthday, anniversary or wedding, please call Julie Alvarado @ 272-5983.  Minimum donation requested is $100.00.



The U.n.I. Lord Teen Group is asking for 18 used adult-sized baseball gloves that will be sent to our troops in Afghanistan along with baseballs and bats. They will be used for our troops when they have time for a little R&R.  Please drop them off at the Rectory Office.  God bless you for your support.

THANKS to all who continue to bring in hygiene supplies and new socks.  They are still needed.  We will be collecting clean used coats and jackets ONLY in November.  Please check your closets.  Again, we will be collecting coats and jackets only – no other clothing will be accepted.  Please give those other items to another charity.   

U.n.I. Lord Teens invite all our preschool through 5th grade children to a COSTUME PARTY this Sunday, October 25th, from 2:00-4:00 P.M. in the parish hall.  Parents must accompany their children during this event. 


THE PUMPKIN PRAYER: Dear God, as I carve my pumpkin, help me say this prayer: (Cut open the top of the pumpkin.) Open my mind so I can learn about You. (Clean out the inside.)  Take away all my sin and forgive me for the bad things I do. (Cut eyes shaped like hearts.)  Open my eyes so Your love I will see.  (Cut a nose in the shape of a cross ) I’m sorry for turning up my nose to all You’ve given me.   (Cut out ears shaped like the Bible.)  Open my ears so Your work I will hear. (Cut the mouth in the shape of a fish.) Open my mouth so I can tell others You’re near. (Place a candle inside and light it.)  Let Your light shine in all I say and do! Amen.  “Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day.” {Psalms 71:8}



Friday Night BINGO - November 6th in the Parish Hall. Doors open at 6:00 P.M.  10 games at 7:00 P.M. – payout $100.00 per game.  Flasher Games payouts are $250.00.  Bingo cards: 2 packs for only $20.00.  Proceeds benefit St. Victor’s 8th grade Washington D.C. trip in the spring.  The next BINGO night will be held on December 4th.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE on Sunday, December 6th, from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Come to the parish hall and shop the wonderful selection of handmade items made by local artisans, stop by to eat some great food, participate in the raffle for a flat screen TV and other activities.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Please contact Carla Ryan @ or the Parish Office @ 251-7055 for table rental or more information.


Our Sincere Gratitude

The Diocesan Council of Filipino Catholics in the Diocese of San Jose would like to thank the many parishes and Filipino-American parish organizations for their very generous response to the special collection of used clothing, non-perishable foods, canned goods and medicines to help the people hardest hit by typhoons Ketsana and Parma in the Philippines.  We have shipped more than 400 cargo boxes to Caritas, Manila, the Diocese of Pasig and the Diocese of Antipolo.  Relief efforts continue. We are very grateful to Alpha Cargo Forwarders for the free shipment of the relief goods.  Given the massive destruction in the aftermath of these typhoons, the Filipino American Communities in the Diocese are very appreciative of your expression of love.  

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to St. Victor’s Parishioners for their financial generosity to Catholic Relief Services ($7,650.00) for ALL the disaster victims of the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Samoa, Tonga and Indonesia.

THANK YOU to all the Mission refreshment helpers for their hours of work during our Parish Mission, especially Tony & Lita Zaragoza, Karen Fear, Helen Chavez, Lieu Pham, Loat Dinh and all the cookies bakers for your yummy treats.


There will be a second collection next weekend for St. Victor’s Development Fund.


“Sing aloud with gladness.” (JER 31:7)


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