Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly
Pope to grandparents, all elderly people:
“You are needed”.
WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS & THE ELDERLY - JULY 26
(Not to be confused with Grandparents' Day on Sunday, September 12)
- Pope Francis told older Catholics that God is close to them and still has plans for their lives.
"I was called to become the bishop of Rome when I had reached, so to speak, retirement age, and thought I would not be doing anything new," said the pope, who is 84 now and was elected when he was 76.
"The Lord is always — always — close to us. He is close to us with new possibilities, new ideas, new consolations, but always close to us. You know that the Lord is eternal; he never, ever goes into retirement," the pope wrote in his message for the Catholic Church's first celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
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IN ORDINARY TIME
2 Kgs 4:42-44; Ps 145:10-11, 15-18;
Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15
Reflect on the Sunday Readings
Readings for the week
Mass Intentions for the week
The Holy Father's Universal Prayer Intention for July:
We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.
Monday – Saturday 9:30am
(Livestream & in Church)
Rosary on Mondays - Saturday at 9:00 am
(Livestream & in Church)
Saturday Vigil Mass:
Livestream & in Church)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
in the Pastoral Center Conference Room.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Reconciliation for all faithful with no prior appointments is on Saturdays from 3.30 to 4.30 pm in the Pastoral Center Conference Room.
More information is available on our website
MASS INTENTION REQUESTS ONLINE
Dates for intentions should be made
at least 3 - 4 weeks in advance
as recent dates are usually filled.
MASS INTENTION REQUEST
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
Hard copies of the bulletin are now available for pick up in the church again!
Our Goal for July is $58,824.00
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF TREASURE!
Your continued ONLINE support of St. Mary is greatly appreciated.
THANK YOU to those who have already signed up for online donations.
If you would like to
discontinue receiving envelopes
FAITH IN ACTION
The Catholic Code of Canon Law (Canon#537) mandates a parish finance council in each parish. The role of the parish finance council is to advise and assist the pastor of the parish in all matters pertaining to parish finances and parish staff in planning the budget and in overseeing and controlling the financial affairs of the parish. If you have knowledge of accounting, finance, budgeting, and/or development, we would like to invite you to consider joining St. Mary Finance Council. The Finance Council meets quarterly on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00pm.
For more information, please contact
Ron Pelzel, Finance Council Chair
LITURGICAL MINISTERS NEEDED FOR MASSES
(Sunday & Special Occasions - Weddings, Funerals, etc.)
Lectors ~ Eucharistic Ministers ~ Sacristans ~ Ushers ~
Live Stream Operators & Eucharistic Ministers for the Homebound
To become a minister, you must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist and be a registered parishioner at St. Mary. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Liturgical Minister. The Diocese of San Jose requires that all volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults be fingerprinted and complete the
Protecting God's Children
on-line training as a prerequisite to this ministry. Training for each minister will be provided. For more information or to apply to become a minister, please email
Catholic Charities Parish Engagement Is In Need Of Volunteers
: Catholic Charities Parish Engagement Project continues to need volunteers at its food distribution sites. This is also a great opportunity for high school students to earn service hours. Please sign up at:
RENTAL ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES
Rent Assistance Programs and Resources: 2 Programs for Rent Assistance now available! Low-income Santa Clara County residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can receive assistance with rent payments. Visit
to view details on available programs.
Find out more about the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act and how to prevent unjust evictions.
ST. MARY SCHOOL
School Office - Summer Hours
Though our days are definitely longer, we can guarantee there will be someone in the school office at the desk to answer phones, open the Uniform Closet, collect any documents you're dropping off, etc. Monday through Friday, 10am - 2pm.
Feel free to leave a message if you call outside of office hours, and we will be sure to return your call.
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is OPEN!
Are you interested in Catholic education for your children?
Visit our website
or call our school office for more information,
408-354-3944 or contact
AROUND THE DIOCESE OF SAN JOSE
JULY 11 - AUGUST 25: Joseph - How to live extraordinary in the ordinary
Perfect for the year of St. Joseph This eight week series from Real Life Catholic features speakers such as Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hanh, Chris Evert and more! Register first at
. Starting July 11 until August 25, log in at
on either Sunday evenings at 7pm or Wednesday mornings at 11am to pray, reflect and discuss.
JULY 26 - HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
A Zoom Presentation for Victim/Survivors of Sexual Abuse, especially Men, and Those Who Work with Them. Registration Information: To register, please email Paula Kaempffer, Outreach Coordinator for Restorative Justice and Abuse Prevention for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, at
Date/time: Monday, July 26, 2021 6:30-8:00pm CDT
Addition Information (LINK)
JULY 31 - MOST HOLY TRINITY PARISH - ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA FEAST DAY CELEBRATION:
July 31st is the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola. MHT
parish will host the event to celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola on Saturday, July 31, 2 pm. This year is also a special Ignatian year, in which we are remembering 500 years since St. Ignatius’ conversion when he was wounded by a cannonball during the Battle of Pamplona. RSVP email:
AUGUST 13-15 - NISBET SCRIPTURE RETREAT RETURNS!
Fr. Jim Nisbet, acclaimed scripture scholar, will be sharing his insights and wisdom during the 41st Annual Nisbet Scripture Retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center this summer. The retreat is August 13-15. Openings are still available for single and double occupancy. This popular retreat fills up quickly, so don't wait too long. Register by calling the Retreat Center at 831-623-4234.
: CATHOLIC FUNERAL & CEMETERY SERVICES: GRIEF EVENTS
1:00pm - 3:00pm - This is a welcoming space to explore your grief and gain a better understanding of the emotions you are going through and how you might grow with a foundation of knowledge and prayer.
For more Information
DIOCESE JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS UPCOMING EVENTS
Feast of St. Clare Mass
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We are still available by email. If you call and leave a voicemail it will reach us to. Just go to our
page or our website.
Staff @ St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
on Thursday, July 22 at 1:00PM