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Fourth Sunday of Advent/Christmas - December 19-20, 2009

Wishing You and Your Family a Holy and Blessed Christmas!


A BLESSING FOR YOUR MANGER...God of all creation, as we look upon this holy manger, fill us with wonder and awe.  May these figures help us to reflect on the wonder of Christ’s birth that silent night in Bethlehem. God of miracles and mystery, fill us with the faith of Joseph and Mary, with the wonder of the shepherds, and the generosity of the three kings.  Bless this manger, may it be for us a sign of peace, of joy and of Your gentle love.  We ask this in the name of Christ, Your Son and our Brother. Amen.



This weekend, the annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be taken.  Please share in the care of our elderly religious by giving generously.  All of us are painfully aware of the rising cost of medical services and care.  Your gift will help to relieve a genuine crisis in many religious institutes.  Most importantly, please remember in your prayers the 200+ men and women religious living in the Diocese of San Jose.  Extra envelopes are available in the pews.


Christmas and Solemnity of Mary Schedule of Services

All Parish Offices will close at noon on Thursday, December 24th, and will be closed all day on Christmas Day.


Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve

Masses at 5:00 P.M. and Midnight

(Choir – Carol Service begins at 11:00 P.M.)


Friday, December 25th, Christmas Day

Regular Sunday Mass Schedule except NO evening Mass

7:00, 8:00, 9:15, 10:45 A.M. and 12:15 P.M.

(If the Church is full, please check for an overflow Mass in the parish hall.)




All Parish Offices will close at noon on Thursday, December 31st, and will be closed all day on New Year’s Day.


Thursday, December 31st, Eve of the Solemnity of Mary, New Year’s Eve

Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 A.M.

Friday, January 1, 2010, Solemnity of Mary, New Year’s Day

Masses will be celebrated at 8:00 and 7:30 P.M. (First Friday Mass)






Extra Christmas Offering Envelopes are available in the pews.


Catechetical Ministry Classes will resume January 4th.


Welcome to all visitors.  We hope that you enjoy your time and celebration with us.


SCRIPTRUE READINGS: DECEMBER 26-27, 2009, 1 SAMUEL 1:20-22, 24-28, 1 JOHN 3:1-2, 21-24, LUKE 2:41-52


$CRIP gift certificates will be available after Masses this weekend, December 19th & 20th,  (except Sunday 7:00 & 8:00 A.M) for all of your holiday shopping, dining and gift-giving needs.  Now available: American Express $100 and Visa $25 bankcards.


Christmas Altar Flower Donations Needed

Donations for the Altar Society Flowers may be made in our CHRISTMAS FLOWERS envelopes located on the cabinet in the vestibule of the Church.  Your contribution will help defray some of the expenses used for beautifying the Church at this special time of the year.  Please make checks payable to St. Victor’s Altar Society and place these envelopes in the collection basket or take them to the Rectory Office.  Thank you.



Life Insurance Gifts

It is easy to turn an old life insurance policy into a nice gift to St. Victor’s Parish, and a possible tax deduction. Simply transfer it to, “The Roman Catholic Bishop, a California Corporate Sole, for the benefit of St. Victor’s Parish.”  It is even easier to add the parish as a beneficiary to a policy.  Because you can always change this, there is no tax deduction for including the Church as a beneficiary.

If you want to know more about this, the Diocese can provide free assistance.  Call Robert Serventi @ 983-0168, or write to him at: The Chancery, Diocese of San Jose, 1150 N. First St., Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112-4966.


SIMBANG GABI (Mass at dawn to the Blessed Mother) – MISA de GALLO (Mass to welcome the birth of our Savior) – ADVENT NOVENA continues – Sunday, December 20th, @ 5:30 A.M. and Monday through Thursday, December 21st – 24th, @ 6:00 A.M. in the Church. Everyone is invited to attend the special novena of Masses.

                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            December         21         8:00 A.M.                      Andy Sanford

Tuesday            December         22         8:00 A.M.                      Thanksgiving

Wednesday       December         23         8:00 A.M.                      Benjamin Mutuc, Sr.

Thursday           December         24         8:00 A.M.                      Josephine Barreras

                                                            5:00 P.M.                      Deceased Members of the Tice and Sabater Families

                                                            Midnight                       Harold Kelly

Friday               December         25         7:00 A.M.                      For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish

                                                            8:00 A.M.                      Frank Azevedo

                                                            9:15 A.M.                      In Honor of Nino de Praga

                                                          10:45 A.M.                      Josephine Barreras

                                                          12:15 P.M.                      Delfina Lepe Jones

Saturday           December         26         8:00 A.M.                      Steve & Mary Perata

                                                            5:00 P.M.                      Ramon Madrid                                         (Father Lim)

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

                                                            8:00 A.M.                      Teresa, Emido & Joseph A. Cichetti &

                                                                                                                          Dominica A. Gullo          (Father Lim)

                                                            9:15 A.M.                      Clint Ignacio & Manuel & Carrie Ferreira        (Father Perata)

                                                          10:45 A.M.                      Deceased Members of the Latendressa Family (Father Dwyer)

                                                          12:15 P.M.                      Francisca Luna                                            (Carmelites)

                                                            5:00 P.M.                      Abel Ponte                                                  (Father Bui)


THANK YOU to ALL the parishioners who have made donations for our Christmas decorations/flowers.  A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Domingo family, who donated 24 poinsettias in loving memory of Delia Domingo.                 St. Victor’s Altar Society 


Please Pray For Our Sick

Please pray for the sick, seriously ill and hospitalized members of our parish family, including those preparing for surgical procedures and tests, especially Diem Quan and Richard Yamada.

Our Sympathy And Prayers

St. Victor’s Parish Community extends its sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Carl Flandez,

who recently passed away.


The next Friday Night BINGO will be held in the parish hall on January 8, 2010.  More details next weekend.



THANKS to all who continue to bring in hygiene supplies new socks and jackets.  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.]


FOR SAFETY SAKE.  For your safety as well as the safety of others, we ask your cooperation with St. Victor’s, the Police Department and the Fire Department by parking in designated areas only.   We especially need the fire lanes to be left open and clear. (You may be ticketed!)  As a courtesy to others, we ask you to follow traffic signs in and out of the parish grounds.  Please also obey the posted signs – Speed Limit of 5 miles per hour - when driving on the parish grounds.  We hope those few traffic rules will help keep everyone safe, and smooth any traffic flow problems we may have.


THE GOOD ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF GOD: Our ushers provide a very welcome service at our celebrations of the Eucharist.  Please assist them if they ask for your help and cooperation. Please help to keep the Church and the surrounding area neat and clean.  At the end of Mass you can help by replacing your Music books and Missalettes in the pew racks and by taking your bulletin home with you for handy reference. Please do not chew gum in or around the Church.  Dispose of chewing gum in a trash receptacle not on the ground or under the pews. There is a CRYING ROOM available for young children with room for one parent.  Out of respect for the priest and courtesy to others, please arrive at Mass on time and remain in your pews until the priest has left the Church.  Thank you for your cooperation.



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

EASTSIDE F.I.S.H. HOLIDAY NEEDS.  With the Christmas holiday fast 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 Rectory Office @ 251-7055.  To those who have supported us during the year - MANY THANKS AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU!     

NEEDY FAMILY. There is a family in need of a refrigerator.  If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. 

St. Victor’s St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to THANK our parishioners for their generous response to the GIVING TREE this year.  They were able to assist 70 families during the holiday season with gifts and food.  THANKS to our sacristans and ushers for helping to collect the gifts and placing them in safekeeping before distribution.  Our volunteers send a HEARTFELT THANKS to our parishioners for their generosity throughout the year of 2009.  May you have a blessed Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!


My apology to the Knights of Columbus for the incorrect council number posted in last week’s bulletin.  It was St. Victor’s Knights of Columbus Council #4112 who sponsored our 2010 calendars.




St. John Vianney Parish presents Thomas Jack Willbanks II, Pianist, in concert on Sunday, December 27th, at 3:00 P.M. in their Church. Ticket prices are: adults -  $25.00 and children - $10.00.  Deadline for reservations is December 22nd.  For tickets or more information, please call 258-7832.

25TH AND 50TH+ WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Bishop Patrick J. McGrath would like to invite all couples celebrating their 25th and 50th+ Wedding Anniversaries in 2010 to participate in the Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ( 80 S. Market St. ) on January 30th @ 2:00 P.M.  A short reception will follow the Mass.   To register, please call Sylvia Blanch @ 983-0128 or   .  Registration forms to mail are also available at the Rectory Office. Deadline to register is January 20th.


Pope John XXIII once said, “Christmas is like a kiss.”  How true!  It is the night that justice and peace kissed, mercy and kindness embraced.  God and man became one.  There is a love at Christmas, a love that embraces the real world of disease and despair, destruction and death, sin and sorrow.  Christmas wants to gather us all together as one treat human family to give us the greeting of God and the kiss of His Christ.

For unto us a Child is born, a Son is given! Gloria in Excelsis Deo!


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