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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - December 26-27, 2009


Today’s Second Collection is for our St. Vincent de Paul Society.  These funds are used to assist the needy of our parish community throughout the month.  Thank you for your generosity.


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

(World Day of Prayer for Peace)

Mary, the Mother of God, ushered in a new era with the birth of her divine Son.  She has been given as Mother to us.  As she watched over the beginnings of the Christ-child’s life, so may she watch over all of us at the beginning of this New Year.  As we begin another year with her feast, let us pray that her motherly intercession will gain peace, joy and every blessing upon us and those we love.

PRAYER TO THE MOTHER OF GOD: Remember, most loving Virgin Mary, never was it heard that anyone who turned to you for help was left unaided.  Inspired by this confidence, though burdened by my sins, I turn to you for protection for you are my mother.  Mother of the Word of God, do not despise my words of pleading, but be merciful and hear my prayer.  Amen.

There will be NO 5:00 P.M. Mass on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.

Mass on Thursday, December 31st, will be celebrated at 8:00 A.M. Masses on Friday, January 1st, will be celebrated at 8:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. (First Friday Mass).  All Parish Offices close at noon on Thursday, December 31st, and will be closed all day on New Year’s Day.


First Friday Adoration and Mass

Start the year right by attending an hour of Adoration in the Chapel on Friday/Saturday, January 1st & 2nd.  You are encouraged to come for prayer and meditation any time immediately following the 8:00 A.M. Mass on Friday until the 8:00 A.M. Mass on Saturday.  The Church has recognized the time of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament for centuries.  First Friday Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.




ISAIAH 60:1-6,

EPHESIANS 3:2-3, 5-6

MATTHEW 2:1-12



Jump Into Our Pool

Did you know that you can join the Diocese of San Jose Pooled Income Fund?  You can earn a nice income, avoid capital gains taxes and nail down a tax deduction by doing this.  When you no longer need the income, your gift can go directly 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: The Chancery, Diocese of San Jose, 1150 N. First St., Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112-4966.



On Thursday, December 31st, New Year’s Eve, the Carmelite Friars of Mt. St. Joseph Monastery (12455 Clayton Rd.) invite you to join them for a Holy Hour for Vocations and Mass.  Exposition, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place during the Holy Hour beginning at 8:00 P.M. Mass will follow at 9:00 P.M.  This will be the final event of the Jubilee year of the Carmelite Monastery founded in 1959.



The schedule for our Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers is now available on our Web Page. Please go to: and click on Ministers and Organizations for the information. 



The next meeting for the officers of the Knights of Columbus will be held on Thursday, January 7th, at 7:30 P.M. in Class Room #7 of the School.



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.


CATECHETICAL MINISTRY classes resume January 4th. Please check your handbooks for individual class information.

                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         28         8:00 A.M.          Jennifer Yen Chow

Tuesday            December         29         8:00 A.M.          John Correa

Wednesday       December         30         8:00 A.M.          Luciano & Amparo Jaramillo

Thursday           December         31         8:00 A.M.          Andy Sanford

Friday               January             01         8:00 A.M.          Roger & Sofia Del Castillo

                                                            7:30 P.M.          Bao & Loc Vu & Nhat & Maria Nguyen

Saturday           January             02         8:00 A.M.          Feliza S. Cura

                                                            5:00 P.M.          Stephen B. Strawbridge                              (Father Lim)

Sunday             January             03         7:00 A.M.          For the Parishioners of St. Victor’s Parish   (Father Lim)

                                                            8:00 A.M.          Anthony Que, Rosa Nhu & Khanh Huynh     (Father Chi)

                                                            9:15 A.M.          Ramon Umali                                             (Father Perata)

                                                           10:45 A.M.         Dabbie Lyn Rivera                                       (Father Dwyer)

                                                           12:15 P.M.         Isagain Estrada                                           (Carmelites)

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


Rest In Peace

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend its sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Amada (Amy S.) De Francesco, who recently passed away.


BINGO – Friday, January 8th, in the Parish Hall.  Doors open at 5:00 P.M. (Dinner and Snack Bar), Early Bird Games at 6:30 P.M. with 50/50 payout.  Regular Games begin at 7:00 P.M. with a payout of $100.00 per game.  Flasher Games payouts will be $250.00. Bingo cards are 2 packs for only $20.00.  All proceeds benefit St. Victor’s School 8th grade 2010 Washington D.C. trip.

Thank You

THANKS to all our parish family members that supported the $CRIP, eSCRIP, Box Tops for Education, Campbell ’s product labels and the print cartridges programs during 2009.  Our faculty, school staff and students appreciate your help!

St. Victor’s Altar Society would like to THANK ALL of our parishioners who made donations for our Christmas flowers/decorations.  [If you would like to offer the Sanctuary flowers in memory of a loved one, in celebration of a birthday, anniversary, baptism or marriage or in thanksgiving for blessings received, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. Minimum donation requested is $100.00.]

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to the priests, volunteers, sponsors and parishioners who made the Simbang Gabi/Misa de Gallo, advent preparation novena of Masses, a huge success.

A BOUQUET OF THANKS to ALL of our wonderful volunteers who were in charge of the outreach programs over the holidays – Eastside F.I.S.H. for providing groceries, St. Victor’s Altar Society for the Layette Shower, U.n.I. Lord Teens for the collection of coats, jackets, socks and hygiene supplies, and our St. Vincent de Paul Society for the Giving Tree.  May God bless you all in the New Year.



THANKS SO MUCH. 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 for the children and food for their families. We especially THANK our U.n.I. Lord Teens and several parishioners for adopting an entire family for the Christmas holiday. Our volunteers send a HEARTFELT THANKS to our parishioners for their generosity throughout the year of 2009.    May you have a happy and prosperous New Year!

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

WALK FOR LIFE WEST COAST 2010 will be held on Saturday, January 23rd.  Join upwards of 30,000 pro-lifer’s for this 6th annual walk in San Francisco , as we peacefully proclaim our message that abortion hurts!  For more information visit their website @, or call (415) 586-1576.  [St. Victor’s Parish will have a bus available for about $25.00 per person, if you do not want to drive.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the vestibule next to the flyer. Deadline to sign-up for the bus is January 9th.  If you have any questions, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.]




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EWTN telecasts include midnight Mass with Pope Benedict XVI, December 24th, at 1:00 P.M. with encores December 25th at 5:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M.  Choral singing and the solemn Mass of Christmas Eve will air December 24th, at 7:00 P.M. from the National Shrine in Washington , D.C.   Encores of the Pope’s Christmas Message to the World are December 25th at 8:00 P.M. and 10:30 P.M. and December 26th at 3:00 P.M.


The priests, sister and staff of St. Victor’s Parish wish all of you a blessed, peaceful New Year!


Clothe yourselves with love.


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