Rev. Michael Hendrickson
Fr. Michael Hendrickson is a California native and grew up in Morgan Hill. After graduating from Live Oak High School, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1986, was commissioned as a naval officer in May 1990, and served as a Surface Warfare Officer. After leaving the Navy in 1994, he entered St. Patrick's Seminary and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of San Jose in June 2001. His first assignment was to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San Jose, where he was assigned for two years. Following this assignment, he reentered the Navy as a chaplain. He served as chaplain for the Marines, Sailors, and their families on the island of Okinawa, Japan. Afterwards, he served for two years aboard USS IWO JIMA, home-ported in Norfolk, Virginia. IWO deployed to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and went overseas for six months to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf in 2006. After his three-and-a-half year tour as a chaplain, he returned to the Cathedral Basilica for one more year of service before assuming duties as Pastor of St. Victor Parish on July 1, 2008.
Candido O. Lim, S.J.
Fr. Lim, born August 29, 1936, is a Jesuit who has been at St. Victor for the last eleven years. He was ordained in 1969 and taught at the Ateneo de Manila University and other Jesuit institutions in the Philippines before coming to the United States in 1980. In addition to his priestly ministry in the parish, he does pastoral counseling and pilgrimages to the Holy Land and the Marian shrines. He has a doctorate in counseling psychology and he has worked with couples with marriage problems and also does spiritual direction. He has led pilgrimages to Israel, Egypt, Fatima, Lourdes and Rome for the last 10 years. Fr. Lim likes to go fishing, ride the bike or go walking on his day's off.
I was born in Saigon, the former capital of South Viet Nam, in 1962. When the communists took over the whole country in 1975, my family escaped out to sea and was rescued by the U.S. Navy. We were among the first 125,000 Vietnamese refugees that settled in America. I went through six High Schools in San Jose and graduated from Independence High in 1980. Afterward, I worked as P.C. Board Designer for nine years while attending some colleges. After much discernment, I decided to enter the seminary to study for the Diocese of San Jose. I was sent to St. Joseph Seminary in 1990, and graduated at the University of San Diego in 1994. Then, I attended St. Patrick’s Seminary & University to be ordained a priest in 1999. My first three years of ministry had been at St. Joseph of Cupertino parish. I was later assigned to St. Patrick’s Proto Cathedral with the Vietnamese Personal Parish. I served Christ the King Parish from July 2005 until I was assigned to be a parochial vicar at St. Victor Parish in July of 2008. It is a privilege and honor to serve God through serving God’s people. Indeed, I have found true happiness in living my priesthood.
Fr. Cuarto was born and raised in Cebu, Philippines, is the youngest of eight children. Before entering the seminary, earned Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation at University of Cebu-Maritime Education Center. Then worked as a sailor on a merchant marine vessel.
In 1996, he joined the Order of Saint Augustine, and studied Philosophy at Christ the King Mission Seminary in Quezon City, Philippines earning a BA degree in 1998. He then pursued theology studies at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
In 2001, he came to the United States and entered St. Patrick’s Seminary where he pursued his vocation for the Diocese of San Jose. On December 10, 2005, he was ordained a priest. His first assignment was at St. John the Baptist Church in Milpitas as parochial Vicar. His last parish was at St. Lucy in Campbell. He is happy to be part of St. Victor parish community as parochial vicar.
Deacon Magat is a 2006 alumnus of the diocesan Institute of Leadership in Ministry, and took 4 more years of formation and studies in the diocese, Santa Clara University and continuing Tribunal Studies in L.A. before his ordination in May, 2010. Mel started in the Marriage Encounter and Catholic Renewal and later served as Coordinator for Marriage Preparation and Catechumenate/RCIA process from 2004 in his home parish St. John the Baptist in Milpitas until his assignment to St. Victor. As permanent deacon, Mel assists and preaches in liturgies; officiates in baptisms, marriages, funerals, burial services, and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Being called to a great deal to the service of charity and justice, Mel hopes to start a core of ministry to the divorced, widowed and separated. The life-long ministry of Deacon Mel and wife Cecilia to one another in the Sacrament of Marriage of now 37 years is the springboard of Mel's ministry.
Alice has been in the parish since 1981. She has volunteered her time and resources to the parish. Besides being an Business Manager, she is also active in various parish ministries like the 9:15 a.m. choir, planning many events and the Hall Committee.
Sister Noreen is in charge of R.C.I.A. program and the Ministry to the Sick. She coordinates the Baptism Preparation classes for parents and the Adult Confirmation program. She conducts a Shared Scripture program once a week in the chapel of the church.
As Coordinator for the Junior High, Confirmation I and Youth and Young Adult ministries, Debbie enjoys the experiences from working with these young people. Debbie is a wife, and mother who has been a member of St. Victor's parish since 2002.
Shari has been a parishioner for more than twenty years. She does the weekly bulletin.
Angela has been an active member of St. Victor's community since 1975. She has been the Director of Catechetical Ministry since 1992 and has been in the ministry since 1980. Angela is certified as a Master Catechist and enjoys working with adults and youth.
Anne has been a member of St. Victor's parish since 1991. She started out as an early childhood volunteer teacher. She quickly became the Early Childhood Coordinator and has been since 1992. In addition to overseeing Early Childhood, Anne is also the Sacrament/Elementary Coordinator and has been in this capacity since 1995. Anne's interests include crafting (especially with the children of St. Victor's CM program), serving and spending time with her co-workers, family and friends.
Michele is the office manager who has worked at St. Victor’s for the last twelve years, but she has also done volunteer work for the last twenty four years. "I consider the work we do in the office a ministry. We are the front door to the Church."
Jeanne has been an active member of St. Victors parish since 1979. In addition to being the secretary/Bookkeeper, she also volunteers in the 9:15 a.m. choir.
Carlos Solomon, Dick Perrin and Ben Del Castillo have generously offered their services as Sacristans of St. Victor Community. Some of their duties during the week and week-ends are to open the doors of the church, to set up the altar for Masses and prepare whatever is necessary for the daily liturgical events.
Steve is the maintenance person. He too makes sure that both the school and church buildings operate well.