Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 16, 2024

Sunday Gospel Reflection


When the time came for him to lay down his life for the world as prearranged by his Father, he allowed his enemies to capture him and to condemn him to the death of the cross. These were surely humble beginnings for a kingdom which was to span the earth and the ages. The mustard seed in comparison was large. Yet, this was God's plan and therefore it succeeded as he said it would. The story of his humble origins among us, of his equality with us in all things, sin alone excepted, and of his self-immolation for us, touched human hearts wherever it was told and the grace of God did the rest.


It was not the eloquence of the Apostles, nor their gift of persuasion, nor their fame for learning that moved the pagan world to forsake its idols and its vices. No, nothing but the moving grace of the Holy Spirit and the objective truth of the gospel story can explain the conversion of the Roman empire.


Therefore, the spread of the Church is a proof of its divine origin—it is from God and God is with it. Knowing this, how grateful should we not be to him who has made us members of his kingdom on earth, with the assurance of a place in his eternal kingdom in heaven, if we remain his loyal subjects here below. How good God has been to us! To what lengths of humiliation did he not go to in order to open heaven for us! When we think of Bethlehem, Nazareth, Calvary, can we dare complain because he sends us a few crosses to help us to atone for our own past sins? When we wipe the sweat of honest labor from our brow, we will think of the carpenter of Nazareth. When we feel the pinch of poverty, hunger, debt, we will think of Bethlehem and its stable and of the poor home of Nazareth. If or when the injustice of others should drive us from our home and fatherland, as is the lot of so many today, we will think of the exile in Egypt. If we are saved this humiliation we will do all in our power to help "displaced" persons wherever they may be.


The tiny mustard seed has grown into a tree but it has yet to gather many more under the shelter of its branches. Christ asks every one of his followers to help him to bring all men into the safety of his kingdom on earth, so that they may be enabled to enjoy happiness forever in his heavenly kingdom. Realizing all that God and his divine Son have done for us, would we be so mean and ungrateful as to refuse to lend a helping hand? God forbid! God has already put us on the right road to heaven; we will help him to get in the stragglers, the lazy, the "couldn't-care-less" ones on that same road, by every means available to us.


—Fr. Kevin O'Sullivan, O.F.M.

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June 15 - 21, 2024

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Saturday (Sunday Vigil) 5:00 PM

Sal Lipari †

 

Sunday 8:30 AM

Sarah Crites-Snapp † & Joseph Snapp’s Family

Edgardo Cabadino

 

Sunday 10:00 AM

Carmela Aljama †

Karen Hall


Sunday 11:30 AM

Enrique Latoza †

Akiko Suzuki

Monday 8:30 AM

All Souls



Tuesday 8:00 AM

Efren Ilumin †

Wednesday 8:10 AM

Marlene Nagrampa Efres †


Thursday 8:00 AM

All Souls


Friday 8:00 AM

Bettina Alcanzo †

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE DECEASED:

Rose Myers, Arnold Mendenhall, Sr. Janet Barrett DC,

Sharon Lydon, Louise Zarka, Josephine Baroni

   

 PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE SICK:

Maria Hortensia Perez, Carolyn Mauro, Colleen Williams, Mary Contini,

Cassie Stagi, Linda Furtado, Ronald Murphy, Annamary Keethaponkalan,

Joey Segui, Esther Wald, Egualberto Abaya, Katie Hernandez, Amy Gastelum, Greg Rhodes, Paul Krill, Megan Favoli, Bekah Dominguez, Kathleen Lupo, Connor Vierra, Frances Pizzo, Tom Rodenfils, Rodger “OB” O’Brien, Sr.

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AOFFERINGS AND ONLINE GIVING

Sunday Offering 6/9/2024 Fiscal Year to Date


Week

Fiscal Year to Date

Budget

$8,930

$564,225

Actual

$9,329

$575,119

Difference

$399

$10,894

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ADA 2024

Supporting Our Mission Together

Our Parish Goal: $150,560


Thank you for your incredible support to the ADA 2024 campaign.

We are only $4,374 away from reaching our goal.


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Week

# Pledges

$ Pledge

Parish Goal

$150,560

10+

314

$146,186

$4,374 to go

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PARISH NEWS

Food Box Program



The Food box program helps anyone that is food insufficient in our area. Distribution is always on the third Friday of the month from 4:00PM – 5:00PM in the parking lot. We offer fresh fruit and veg, dairy, bread, dry goods and canned food. All are welcome to come shop for their families.

 

Food box packing (Volunteer)

Friday, June 21 ~ 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Meet on the Bailey House Patio

 

Food box pickup (Clients)

Friday, June 21 ~ 4:00 - 5:00 PM

 

If you have any questions,

please email Therese Lehane at 

tlehane@stmartin.org.

Thank you!!

FAITH FORMATION

Faith Formation Registration

Registrations for 2024-2025 Children’s Catechetical Ministry, First Eucharist Preparation, Christian Initiation, Adult and Youth Confirmation is coming soon. If you have any questions, please contact Faith Formation at (408) 294-8953 ext. 321 or merry.kaelani@dsj.org.

Registration for OCIA 2024-2025

will open in July

 

Interested in becoming Catholic?

Are you a non-Catholic who is attracted to the Catholic way of life and interested in becoming Catholic? The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) helps prepare adults to receive the Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church. We meet in a supportive, small group setting to learn about Scripture, the Mass, Sacraments, Church, History, Catholic Prayer and Devotional Practices, and Catholic Teachings on Theology, Moral Issues, and Social Justice. If you would like more information about this process, please contact Merry Kaelani at:

merry.kaelani@dsj.org

KIDS CORNER


Dear parents and children, kindly click on the link below to download and print out catechetical activity for children for this weekend. This link is updated every week with activities that corresponds to the readings and Sunday celebrations.

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Free Meals for Kids - Second Harvest
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