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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Stewardship Sunday - November 7-8, 2009

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.”                                                     (John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

All parish offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day.  Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 A.M.

A PRAYER FOR THOSE DEPLOYED TO SERVE IN THE MILITARY:  Lord and Holy Protector, You called Abraham and Sarah to leave their homeland and to journey far away from their own people.  Yet You kept them safe wherever they went.  Protect our children, our husbands and wives, our mothers and fathers, and our friends and loved ones {especially Father Michael and members of our own parish community}, who continue to fight for our freedom and that of others throughout the world.  Walk by their side and calm any fear; be their companion and guide their thoughts; encircle them with Your light, and keep them from harm.  When their service is ended, lead them safely home again.  For You, O God, are our shelter in every storm and our refuge in times of danger. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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.


FATHER ALLENDER’S BOOKS – Sister Noreen has 5 copies each of Father Allender’s books: The God Within and God Loves An Unmade Bed.  The price is $20.00 per book.  Please make the check out to: Life’s Journey. The books may be picked up at the Church Office upon request.




DANIEL 7:13-14


JOHN 18:33-37



Income from Money Market Funds, CDs, Bonds in the Dumps?

Did you know that there is a way that you can increase your income from funds invested in these types of assets, reduce your taxes and help 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 Street, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112-4966.



 A Mass for all deceased Legion of Mary members (active and auxiliary) will be offered here at St. Victor’s on Saturday, November 14th, at 8:00 A.M.  Please join us.


Father Lim’s Trip to the Philippines in February 2010

You are cordially invited to come to an informational meeting regarding a trip to the Philippines from February 2-16, 2010. The meeting will be held this Sunday, November 8, 2009 from 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.



The Knights of Columbus will be recruiting for new members after all Masses this weekend.  Please feel free to stop by and ask them any questions that you may have.

The next meeting of the Knights of Columbus will be held on Thursday, November 12th, at 7:30 P.M. in room 8 of the school. 



St. Victor’s Girl Scout Troop 61068 will be selling nuts after all Masses this weekend and next weekend, November 7th-8th and 14th-15th.  This is a fundraiser to help support activities for the girls.  A variety of nuts will be available including – cashews, chocolate toffee almonds, salsa mix and holiday mixed nuts...please stop by their table in the vestibule and stock up!  Cost is $4.00-$8.00.



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 and December.  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. [The jackets, hygiene supplies and new socks may be dropped off at the Catechetical Ministry Office.


Friday Night BINGO - December 4th.  More details to follow.


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 call the Parish Office @ 251-7055 for more information. (Vendor table rentals are totally booked!)

                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             November         09         8:00 A.M.          All Souls

Tuesday            November         10         8:00 A.M.          All Souls

Wednesday       November         11         8:00 A.M.          Emin & Adelina Capullari

Thursday           November         12         8:00 A.M.          Steve & Mary Perata

Friday               November         13         8:00 A.M.          Soledad Jimenez McLane

Saturday           November         14         8:00 A.M.          Deceased Legionaries

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Cesar Sousa                                                     (Father Lim)

Sunday             November         15         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish             (Father Phan)

                                                            8:00 A.M.          Carrie Ferreira                                                    (Father Bui)

                                                            9:15 A.M.          All Souls                                                           (Father Perata)

                                                           10:45 A.M.         Dr. Philip Neri & Pat, Amelia & Connie Rapa       (Father Dwyer)

                                                           12:15 P.M.         Godofredo S. Reyes                                         (Carmelites)

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Mary Correa                                                      (Father Phan)


In Celebration

Priscilla Teeple donated this week’s Sanctuary flowers in celebration of her husband, Rich Teeple’s, 50th Birthday.

Happy Birthday Rich!

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


WE MOURN OUR LOSS: On Saturday, November 14th, the annual Memorial Mass for Deceased Firefighters of San Jose will be held at Holy Cross Church (12th and Jackson Sts.) at 11:00 A.M.  Everyone is invited to attend.


Happy Birthday to Father Stephen Perata this Thursday, November 12th!!!



The ANNUAL LAYETTE SHOWER, co-sponsored by the Office of Women of the Diocese of San Jose and St. Victor’s Altar Society, Catechetical Ministry and School, will be held on Sunday, December 6th, at Queen of Apostles (4911 Moorpark Ave.) beginning at 2:00 P.M. Please take the time to pick up a new infant item [newborn to 6 months only].  Santa Clara County social workers then distribute these layettes to those mother and infants most in need, as they leave the hospital throughout the year. {Please bring your layette items and drop them in the designated box in the vestibule beginning next weekend.}  If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to St. Victor’s Altar Society and on the memo write Layette.  Your donation may be dropped into the collection basket C/O St. Victor’s Altar Society.  Thank you for your generosity. If you have any questions, please see the bulletin insert next weekend or call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.

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

EASTSIDE F.I.S.H. HOLIDAY NEEDS.  With the holiday season approaching, EASTSIDE F.I.S.H. could use donations of turkeys, chickens, or hams.  Please keep us in mind when the grocery stores are having their promotions.  If you can help, please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055.  To those who have supported us during the year - MANY THANKS AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU!

NEEDY FAMILY. St. Victor’s St. Vincent de Paul Society is working with a parishioner in need of a washing machine.  If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.

The GIVE THANKS WALK is a kick-off for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Holiday Thanks & Giving Campaign. The WALK will take place on Saturday, November 21st, at the Great Mall in Milpitas.  Registration is at 7:00 A.M.  The walk begins at 8:00 A.M. and ends at 10:00 A.M.   To register and/ or to create an online fundraising page, please visit

CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROGRAM: The Kinship Resource Center provides support and services including aid with legal guardianship, and offers support for grandparents and other relatives who take in their family’s children when the parents cannot care for them.  Please call the Parish Office @ 251-7055 for more information.


$CRIP gift certificates will be available after Masses next weekend, except Sunday 7:00 & 8:00 A.M. 

Don’t forget to place your holiday $CRIP orders early.



The next meeting of the Catholic Professionals is on Thursday, November 12th, at the Holiday Inn (1740 N. first St.).  Mass begins at 6:45 A.M., followed by the Breakfast Program at 7:15 A.M.  Catholic Evangelist, Richard Lane, the guest speaker’s topic is “Why Be Catholic?”  Cost is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members.   For reservations, please call Jessica King @ 491-9229, or go to

Sacred Heart Mens Club (13716 Saratoga, Ave., Saratoga) presents the Jon Nakamatsu & Jon Manasse Duo from Brahms to Benny Goodman Concert on Friday, November 20th, at 7:30 P.M.  The concert ticket line phone number is 370-9030. 

The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will be held on February 5th-7th in Mountain View.  Make your good marriage even better!  call the Parish Office @ 251-7055 for more information or visit


A Good Steward Is One Who:

Receives God’s gifts gratefully

Cherishes and tends them responsibly

Shares them in justice and love

Returns them with increase to the Lord


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