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Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 13-14, 2010

Father Michael’s Afghan Update #9 - Click Here.

Please continue to pray for his safe return to us at the end of June.

Letter from the Bishop Re: Census - Click Here

Info on Joyful Lenten Giving - Click Here


Our social justice ministry as Catholics and Christians teaches us to reach out to and care for each other.  Our brothers and sisters are all Jesus in Disguise.  The Catholic Relief Services collection puts faith into action with funds from generous Catholics across the United States . These funds support five Catholic organizations (including Operation Rice Bowl) that provide emergency relief, provide legal services for poor immigrants, and promote justice and peace around the world.  Extra envelopes are available in the pews.  Thank you for your generosity.



Growing in Faith Together

As the final weeks of ADA approaches, a group of concerned volunteer parishioners will be telephoning our regular contributors who have not yet responded to this year’s Appeal, beginning next Sunday, March 21st.  If you are called, please respond politely and generously.  For your convenience, you may make your pledge by phone.  It will be confirmed by mail from the Diocese.  MANY THANKS to those who have already pledged.  Please wait for your statements from the Diocese and mail payments directly to them, as the bookkeeping is done there.  Thank you! 

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED for the ADA telephone committee to call our most active parishioners, who have not already given to ADA .  Please call Michelle at the Rectory Office  (928-1635) ASAP, if you are able to help.

You may also donate online by going to, and click on “Ways to Give.”



All parishioners are invited to an Adult Parish Reconciliation Service on Wednesday, March 24th, at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.  During this service, we will gather together as a parish family to celebrate God’s mercy and forgiveness.  The service will include Scripture readings, time for reflection and individual confession and absolution. 



Sign-ups are being taken for the ADULT Confirmation classes (age 18 and older, who have already been Baptized and have had First Eucharist). Please register for the classes through the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.  The classes are scheduled once a week from April 5th – May 10th.  The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Pentecost, May 23rd, at the Cathedral.


Happy St. Joseph’s Feast Day to all of us in the Diocese of San Jose, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and Sister Noreen Driscoll, CSJ, St. Victor’s Pastoral Associate, on Friday, March 19th!



MARCH 20-21,2010

ISAIAH 43:16-21


JOHN 8:1-11



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: Diocese of San Jose, The Chancery, 1150 N. First St. , Suite 100 , San Jose , CA 95112-4966 .


Come Back To Me With All Your Heart

Lent is a special time. We take time to look more closely at God and God looks at us.  How can we take even minor steps to get closer to God during these forty days?  There are three traditional practices that the Church puts before us to help us forget self and follow Christ more closely. These practices are: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

The most perfect prayer we have is the Mass. Join with others at the 6:30 or 8:00 A.M. Mass during the weekdays (Monday-Friday) of Lent. And/or join us on Friday evenings for Stations of the Cross at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.

Fasting asks us to let go of habits that get in the way of our ability to love God and others.  The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence for everyone 14 years or older.  That means NO MEAT.  GOOD FRIDAY will be a day of fast and abstinence.  That means ONLY ONE FULL MEAL for those 18-59 and NO MEAT for anyone 14 years or older.  The faithful should not excuse themselves lightly from these observances.

Through almsgiving (ADA Appeal, Special Collections, Operation Rice Bowl – Catholic Relief Services, Eastside F.I.S.H., St. Vincent de Paul, or the Dollar a Dad Program) we come to see others as God sees them, worthy of our love and sharing.

Lenten Reminders: All the faithful, after they have participated in First Communion, are obliged to share in Communion at least once a year during the Easter season (First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday).  The faithful who are old enough to understand that they have sinned are obligated to confess serious sins at least once a year.  It is recommended that venial sins also be confessed.



Donations for the Altar Society Flowers may be made in our EASTER FLOWER envelopes located on the tables inside the Church and in the vestibule.  Your contribution will help defray some of the expenses used for beautifying the Church at this time of the year.  Please place these envelopes in the collection basket, or drop them by the Rectory Office.  Thank you.



Evenings of recollection for Vietnamese speaking parishioners are re-scheduled for the two evenings of March 19th (8:30-9:30 P.M.) and 20th (6:30-9:30 P.M.) in the Church.  If you have any questions, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.

                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            March   15         6:30 A.M.                      Deceased Members of the Latendresse Family

                                                8:00 A.M.                      Pablo R. Antonio

Tuesday            March   16         6:30 A.M.                      Baby Avenir

                                                8:00 A.M.                      In Honor of Nino de Praga

Wednesday       March   17         6:30 A.M.                      Special Intention

                                                8:00 A.M.                      Lola Mendoza

Thursday           March   18         6:30 A.M.                      Domingo Medriano

                                                8:00 A.M.                      Joseph Gullo, Sr., & Mary Gullo

Friday               March   19         6:30 A.M.                      Cresencia Potenciano & Justina Aranda

                                                8:00 A.M.                      Nestor Caampued

Saturday           March   20         8:00 A.M.                      Catherine Horval

5:00 P.M.                      Eileen Denzel                                        (Father Bui)

Sunday             March   21         7:00 A.M.                      For the Parishioners of St. Victor Parish (Father Phan)   

                                                8:00 A.M.                      Jean Baliton                                          (Father Lim)

                                                9:15 A.M.                      Delia Jimenez                                        (Father Lim)

                                               10:45 A.M.                     Nestor Caampued                                 (Father Dwyer)

                                                12:15 P.M.                    Julia Silveira                                          (Father Phan)

                                                5:00 P.M.                      Marguerite Fitch                                    (Father Bui)


Banns Of Marriage

Chanthorn Vanthy & Thanh Le II



Help is needed for Seder help, waiter and or waitress, cookie bakers, potato bakers, etc.  If you can help in any way, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. Dinner will be provided for all workers.  Thank you in advance.                       

A Seder table host is also needed for the annual SEDER, which will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, March 31st.  Please call the Rectory Office, if you are able to help (251-7055). 

Seder tickets will be available after Masses next Sunday, March 21st – 8:00, 9:15 and 10:45 A.M. and 12:15 P.M.


Rest in Peace

St. Victor’s Parish Community would like to extend their sympathy and prayers to the families and friends

of Dorothy Helms, who recently passed away.


FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR SCHOOL CHILDREN – weekday parking is prohibited in the back parking lot (near and behind the hall) after 9:00 A.M.  Once the 8:00 A.M. Mass is over, your vehicle must be moved.  Thank you!



The Altar Society offers parishioners an opportunity to provide flowers for our Sanctuary as a memorial or tribute gift.  It might be in memory of a deceased loved one, in thanksgiving, or to commemorate a birthday, baptism, marriage, anniversary, etc. In return for a minimum $100.00 gift, the Altar Society will arrange for the floral display on the date(s) specified and will see that an acknowledgment appears in the Parish Bulletin for the corresponding week.  For more information or to order this floral service, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055.



There will be an important usher’s meeting on Monday, March 22nd, at 7:00 P.M. in Room 8 of the School.

All ushers are asked to attend this meeting in preparation for Holy Week and Easter.


Thank You...

to our parishioners, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Del Castillo, Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Solomon, Bill Neves and Couples for Christ, for their recent generosity and donation of the following items to our Church: Chalice and Case, Monstrance and Censer (incense).  Our parish community THANKS you for your kindness and generosity.


Congratulations to all of the students on the Academic Decathlon Team and alternates, who participated in the Junior High Academic Decathlon on Saturday, March 6th, at Archbishop Mitty High School .  The following students received an award for their individual event: Kaitlin Millikin – First Place in Social Studies, Brandon Bettencourt – Second Place in Religion, Bin-An Le – Second Place in Science, Kevin Mabutas – Third Place in Math, Lynn Racelo – Fourth Place in Literature and Andrew Nguyen – Fifth Place in English.  The main Academic Decathlon Team placed fourth in Super Quiz and took fourth place over-all. THANKS all the teachers and parents, who spent hours in preparing our students for this event.  St. Victor’s community is proud of your accomplishments.



NEEDY FAMILY.  There is a family in our parish community that needs a kitchen table (they do have chairs) and a twin bed.  If you are able to help, please call the Rectory Office @ 251-7055. THANKS to the parishioner for the donation of the living room furniture.

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

CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROGRAM. Case managers are working in collaboration with the Diocesan Restorative Justice Program to help youth turn their lives around.  For more information go to: .



The United State Naval Academy, MEN’S GLEE CLUB, under the direction of Dr. Aaron Smith, will perform in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph on Thursday, March 18th, at 7:30 P.M.  Tickets are: $20.00 General Admission, $15.00 Students, Seniors and Military.  Checks made payable to Midshipmen Welfare Fund should be mailed to: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, USNA Concert, 80 S. Market St. , San Jose , CA 95113 .  [Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and a phone number where you may be reached if necessary.]  If no SAE is included, your tickets will be at the will-call table on the concert night.  For more information, please call the Cathedral @ 283-8100.

Fr. Peter an MFT trainee at USF has teamed up with A Center for Hope and is offering counseling services, specializing in couples therapy and depression.  All cases are supervised by Dr. Michael Kelly, Ph.D. MFC#36367.  To schedule and appointment, please call 220-5558.


HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY, March 17!  May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you  and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

 (Numbers 6:24-26)


ST. JOSEPH PRAYER: St. Joseph , we seek to make a home in our hearts for Jesus, and so we pray for the same courage and trust in God you showed as you cared for Mary and Jesus.  Patron and protector of the family, you faithfully fulfilled your duties in the family and in your labor.  Recognizing you as a model of loving father and a faithful husband, we ask your prayers for us that we might welcome Jesus into our lives and faithfully follow him until the end of our days. Amen

                                                                                                                                                                (Creative Communication for the Parish)


“...he was lost and has been found.” (Luke 15:32)


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