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St. Justin Parish
How do your family members know
that you are a compassionate person?
Saturday Vigil 5:00 p.m. Sunday
7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m., 12:15 and 7:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days of Obligation 8:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
and 7:00 p.m.
Reconciliation Saturdays 3:30 p.m.– 4:15 p.m.
Or by appointment
Parish Office Phone 408-296-1193 ext. 100
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
2655 HOMESTEAD ROAD SANTA CLARA, CA 95051
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PASTORAL STAFF Rev. Christopher Bransfield, Pastor 408-296-1193, x 107, [email protected]
Rev. Gerald Nwafor, Parochial Vicar 408-296-1193, x 113, [email protected]
Ms. Karen Suty, Principal 408-248-1094, x 232, [email protected]
Ms. Diane Serrianne, Receptionist 408-296-1193 x 100, [email protected] Rev. James Okafor, In Residence
Parish Offices: 408-296-1193 Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 p.m.
closed 12:00-1:15 p.m. Fax: 408-244-9437
Catechetical Ministry Ext. 102 Ministry to the Sick Ext. 113 Youth Ministry Ext. 104 Liturgical Ministry Ext. 107 Community Ministry 408-243-1462 School Office 408- 248-1094
Thrift Store 408-243-7117 Current Hours:
Monday-Friday 9-2:30 p.m. Saturday 9-3:00 p.m. Sunday 10-3:00 p.m.
Upcoming Second Offerings Your generosity is appreciated. *Denotes Parish Second Collection.
1/7 Ethnic Minorities &
1/14 Mentasti Scholarship
Message from Our Principal Throughout the season of Advent, St. Justin School students are focused on preparing for the birth of Jesus by giving to those in need. During the weeks of Advent, our students host a daily prayer service (Advent Novena) and collect items for Community Ministry. For each day of the nine-day Novena, students collected specific items: new coasts and jackets, socks, blankets and sleeping bags, games, scarves, hats, gloves, toiletries, toys and books. The novena concludes with the Kindergarten class reenactment of the Nativity story.
It is a blessing to be a part of this Catholic elementary school every day, but especially during the Christmas season. Children have such joy and enthusiasm for Jesus’ birth. As adults we strive to have that same child-like faith and exuberance to serve others.
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we celebrate Mary and Joseph’s trust in God. During this time, Pope Francis has asked us (Amoris Laetitia, no. 318) to act:
“A few minutes can be found each day to come together before the living God, to tell Him our worries, to ask for the needs of our family, to pray for someone experiencing difficulty, to ask for help in showing love, to give thanks for life and for its blessings, and to ask Our Lady to protect us beneath her maternal mantle.”
The Holy Father’s request, is one that I hope, and pray, becomes our theme for 2018. I pray that we follow in the example of Mary and Joseph, and trust God in all things. That we take the time to pray for
the needs of our family and our community. We give thanks that our St. Justin community is focused on serving those in need (especially Joe Bauer, Nancy Uyeda, and all the volunteers in our St. Justin Community Ministry program).
May you be truly blessed with child-like joy, hope, and love this holiday season. Sincerely, Karen Suty St. Justin School principal
PRAYER TO THE HOLY FAMILY Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love, to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or
scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the
family, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.
WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT DECEMBER 17, 2017
Goal $12,500.00 1st Collection $10,104.00
Online Giving $1,458.00 Variance -$620.00
Direct Deposit $318.00
WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT DECEMBER 24, 2017
Goal $12,500.00 1st Collection $16,976.05
Online Giving $790.00 Variance $5,266.05
Direct Deposit $0.00
Our Second Collection for the Wild Fires Relief of Southern, CA was
$4,025.00 Thank you for your continued generosity!
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PARISH COUNCIL Thai Tran 408-296-1193
FINANCE COUNCIL Mary Sparacino 408-296-1193
STABLEMATES (Men’s Club) Jim Newton 408-296-1193
LADIES GUILD Julia Cardoza 408-296-1193
GUADALUPE SOCIETY Maria Marquez 408-985-1088
ALTAR SERVERS Stephen Russell 408-472-1931
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL #3523 Lary James 408-772-2779 [email protected]
FIL-AM ORGANIZATION Noreen Helvie 408-296-1193
St. Justin Thrift Store Holiday Hours
The Thrift Store is closed and will re-open
Monday, January 8th.
Please consider the St. Justin Thrift Store as an alternative to donating your household items and clothes.
We hope to see you soon!!! Thank you for your patronage.
Registering in a parish is a declaration of your desire to be part of a Catholic community and a commitment in all its
dimensions brings you advantages, recognition, and
responsibilities of many kinds. Being a registered parishioner
makes things much easier when it is time for infant Baptism, weddings, when asked to be a Baptismal or Confirmation Sponsor and
We are often asked to provide affidavits for Baptismal and
Confirmation Sponsors. We can only do this if a person is a
registered, active and contributing member.
So, are you a registered
If not, please consider registering. Registration forms
are available in the Parish Ministry Center or online
Monday 8:30 a.m.
Mr. & Mrs. John Flexen +
Joe Lima +
Sat., 5:00 p.m.
Sally Burke +
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.
Monica T. Arzadon + Sunday 7:30 a.m.
Daniel Family +
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
Blessings Received- Teresa Nguyen
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Betty Murray +
Thursday 8:30 a.m.
Theodore Nguyen Sunday 10:30a.m.
FOR ALL PARISHIONERS
Friday 8:30 a.m.
Roland Voith + Sunday 12:15 p.m.
Frank Pinheiro +
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
All Souls Sunday 7:00 p.m.
Gregorio Ortiz, Sr. +
Mass Dedications for the Week of January 1 – January 7, 2018 + notes deceased
We pray for those who are ill or suffering from loneliness, sadness, or depression. We pray for those who care for them. We pray for our deceased family and friends. We pray for our men and women who are serving in the military. This week we pray especially for those who are ill or preparing for surgery: Sara Anderson, Renee Bayard, Diane Cribari, Carolina DeGuzman, Val Feliciano, Carmen Herrera, Greg Lamug, Pam Manquen, Serenidad Mascardo, Larry Meacham, Norma Meacham, Peggie Mueller Gonyea, Kathleen Muraco, Martha Nassery, Jared Ng, Lorenzo Pacheco, Many Ann Perotti, Jean Sulgit, Myra Stein, Larry Straight, Barbara Shaw, Jean Soper, Sabrina Tafoya, Jack Varty, Jesse Villegas, William Wysocki
Monday, January 1st Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God 8:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
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CATECHETICAL MINISTRY NEWS Call or email Laura Ortiz, (408)296-1193 ext. 100, [email protected] for registration information.
If you have any questions about our programs, contact Mary Kane at (408) 296-1193 ext. 104
Faith Formation is more than just religious education. It is a life long journey towards a
deeper relationship with Christ.
Merry Christmas! We hope you are enjoying the Christmas season!
This Sunday there is no Catechetical Session, in celebration of New Year’s. We will see you on Sunday, January 7th!
Ongoing Faith Formation Program Classes for Pre-K3 through 1st Grade: 9:00 -10:00am. 2nd Grade through 8th Grade: 10:15-11:30am
Did You Know We Have a Program for Your 3 and 4-year olds?
We offer an Early Childhood Program during the 9 a.m. Mass, from Fall until April. Our three and four-year old classes still has plenty of room. Feel free to drop by ANY Sunday to see if it might be a good fit
for your child. You may obtain registration forms in room 2 or download them from our parish website.
Sacramental Preparation Program A gentle reminder to all who have not completed their registration and paid their fees, please do so. Letter for First Eucharist Mass selection will be not be mailed until registration is complete.
High School Confirmation Program There is no session today. We will resume on Sunday, January 7th. RCIA (adapted for children) Sunday, December 31st Attend Mass with Family, No Dismissal
CLOW (Children’s Liturgy of the Word) During the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses, children are dismissed to the Parish Ministry Center Chapel for an age appropriate Liturgy of the Word. The children return to church during the Presentation of the Gifts.
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 9th at 7:00-8:30pm in
the PMC. Come with any questions that you may have about faith, religion, and the
Catholic Church. This program is for adults who are seeking baptism, or were baptized
Catholic but have not celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. This is a process marked by liturgical rites that are celebrated with the community. This process is centered on the Sunday readings and includes
attending Mass. For those who are spiritually prepared, they will
receive the Sacraments of Initiation, (Baptism,
Confirmation, and Eucharist) during the Easter Vigil.
Baptism of School-Age Children If your child is seven years or older and unbaptized, we provide the Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for children. Please email Mary Kane at [email protected] for more information.
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Christmas Food & Gift Project Two weeks ago we distributed Christmas food and gifts to all the families requesting our assistance. While I do not have the final total of the number of people we served, I can guarantee you that all those who came to us appreciated what we were able to provide for them. Thank you for your continued support and Happy New Year! Outreach Dinner Our next Outreach Dinner will be taking place on Sunday, January 7. It will begin at 1:30 p.m. in our Parish Small Hall. All Senior Citizen members of our Parish are invited, along with a guest, to this meal followed by BINGO Financial Assistance for Parishioners St. Justin Community Ministry has set aside some funds to provide Parishioners with limited Financial Assistance when facing unexpected issues. If you find yourself in need, contact Joe Bauer at 408-296-1193 extension 109 or [email protected]
Food & Diaper Collection Most of you are aware of the Community Ministry Collection Barrels that are located in our Church. During the month of January, we will continue to request canned Soup, Pork & Beans, Chili, Macaroni & Cheese and Tomato Sauce. We are also in need of Baby Food (Fruits and Vegetables) as well as Baby Diapers (Size 4 – 5). These are items that we do not receive often from the Second Harvest Food Bank. Please feel free to drop donations in the barrels in the Church, the barrel in the Foyer of the School or bring items to the Parish Office.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Needed For those of you who have back yard fruit trees with an over abundance of fruit and/or gardens with vegetables please consider donating what you can to Community Ministry. The fruit and vegetables are a welcome addition to the food that we distribute to those seeking assistance.
COMMUNITY MINISTRY TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION There’s no more unusual setting to celebrate today’s Feast of the Holy Family than Barcelona, Spain and the towering unfinished sandcastle known officially as the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. In 1882, the plan was hatched to build a vast place of worship in reparation for the revolutionary and liberal leanings of the city. The modern artist Antoni Gaudi dedicated his life to the project, living in the building, attending Mass daily, and giving up his personal wealth. When people pressed him to pick up the pace, he responded, “My client is not in a hurry.” (Gaudi’s cause for beatification is moving along, and he could be the first professional artist and architect to be beatified.) The Spanish Civil War, a disaster for the Catholic Church in which thousands of priests, brothers, and nuns were murdered, halted work in 1935. In the 1950s work began anew, speeded up by computers in the 1980s. Still, the final stage of construction is not due to end until 2026. If the original methods had stayed in place, it would take several hundred more years to complete the plan. So far there are eight towers, with four to go. The highest steeple is three feet shorter than the nearest hill, since the architect didn’t want his work to surpass God’s artistry. The three faces of the basilica each have three doors, with the faces named Passion, Nativity, and Grace. The interior is crammed with geometric figures that almost seem to spin, crazy-quilt windows, spiral staircases, and jumbles of statues and figures. Although inspired by ancient Gothic cathedrals, the style is called Expressionist, and very little is left unexpressed by the masonry. If you can’t afford a visit, Sagrada Familia maintains a web site, and virtual visits are free. —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
MIGRANTS & REFUGEES: MEN AND WOMEN IN SEARCH OF PEACE How can you turn a “contemplative gaze” toward our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters? Building on his September launch of the “Share the Journey” campaign in support of migrants and refugees, Pope Francis’ Message for the 51st World Day of Peace (Jan. 1) invites Catholics to embrace those who endure perilous journeys and hardships in order to find peace. He urges people of faith to turn with a “contemplative gaze” towards migrants and refugees, opening our hearts to the “gaze of faith which sees God dwelling in their houses, in their streets and squares.” In his Message, Pope Francis echoes St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, pointing to war, conflict, genocide, ethnic cleansing, poverty, lack of opportunity, and environmental degradation as reasons that families and individuals become refugees and migrants.
Four “mileposts for action” are necessary in order to allow migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and trafficking victims the opportunity to find peace. These include: 1) Welcoming, which calls for “expanding legal pathways for entry” and better balancing national security and fundamental human rights concerns; 2) Protecting, or recognizing and defending “the inviolable dignity of those who flee”; 3) Promoting, which entails “supporting the integral human development of migrants and refugees”; and 4) Integrating by allowing migrants and refugees to “participate fully in the life of society that welcomes them.” Doing so enriches both those arriving and those welcoming. -CRS, Catholics Confront Global Poverty Pope Francis’ message is the most recent in a long history of messages for the World Day of Peace beginning with Pope Paul VI in 1968. For the full text of Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Peace 2018, visit www.vatican.va/holy_father/francis/messages/peace/documents
If you suspect abuse in your parish, school or in the Diocese of San Jose, please contact: Child Protective Services 408-299-2071; Call 911; or The Diocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults, 408-983-0113 or email [email protected] If you suspect financial mismanagement in your parish, school or in the Diocese of San Jose, please contact: EthicsPoint: dsj.ethicspoint.com.
FAITH Beyond 2000 Part I
A dynamic formation program for catechists and others interested in gaining
a better understanding of their faith.
The Chancery 1150 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95112
Mondays, 6:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
January 22: The Creed February 26: Introduction to
Plan now to attend FAITH beyond 2000 and give
your ministry and your spirituality a boost!
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Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Bishop Patrick J. McGrath would like to invite all couples who are celebrating their 1st-5th, 25th, 40th and 50th + Wedding Anniversaries in 2017 to participate in our Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on February 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph.
The couples will be invited to renew their wedding vows and will receive a blessing from Bishop Patrick McGrath who will preside over the celebration. Each couple will also receive a certificate signed by the Bishop. A short reception will follow.
3 Ways to Register
Online registration (www.dsj.org) Fill out a registration form found in
the Valley Catholic Newspaper Fill out a copy of the registration
form from your parish office.
You can submit filled out registration forms via fax at 408.983.0121 OR mail to: Diocese of San Jose 1150 North First Street #100 San Jose, CA 95112 ATTN: Wedding Anniversary Mass
WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2018
If your anniversary is coming up, please let us know!
Laura Ortiz at 296-1193 ext. 102 or [email protected]
Just a reminder to check all parish activities, go to our website at www.st-justin.org. Click on the CALENDAR link, and you will find where it is being held and the times.
You are cordially invited to attend St. Justin School
Open House Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
St. Justin School is a nurturing community that is truly Living Our Faith. The school offers a
curriculum of challenging academic course work as well as physical education, technology skills, art and music
instruction for children in grades Preschool – 8th.
For More Information Contact Us At St. Justin School
2655 Homestead Rd Santa Clara, CA 95051 Phone: 408-248-1094
Email: [email protected] Website: www.stjustinschool.org
Catholic Values ◊ Technology ◊ Full Athletic Program ◊Extended Care
Paul & Adelle Button-Bell
December 30, 1978
John and Diana Schwartz
December 31, 1982
The St. Justin Men’s Club will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd in the Small Hall. Social is at
6:30 p.m. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m., followed by a short business meeting. Come and get involved with the planning
of our St. Pat’s Fundraiser!
CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS St. Justin Church #488800 2655 Homestead Road Santa Clara, CA 95051 TELEPHONE 408 296-1193 CONTACT PERSON Laura Ortiz EMAIL: [email protected] SOFTWARE MSPublisher 2007 Adobe Acrobat X Windows 10 TRANSMISSION TIME Tuesday 11:00 SUNDAY DATE OF PUBLICATION December 31, 2017 NUMBER OF PAGES SENT 1 through 8 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
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