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  • Mass: Saturday: 8:30 a.m.. & 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. First Friday: 9:00 a.m. Holy Days: 7:00 p.m. Vigil 6:30 & 9:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m. Reconciliation: Saturday, 3:30-4:45 p.m. or by appointment Adoration: every Wed. 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    Please see the bulletin on page 6 for information about the

    parish staff, sacraments, and other services we offer.

    For assistance from the

    Office for the Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults,

    please call 983-0113 or e-mail protection@dsj.org

    ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO CHURCH 10110 N. De Anza Blvd. • Cupertino, CA 95014 Phone: 252-7653 • Fax 252-5263 • Website: stjoscup.org

    WELCOME BIENVENIDOS DOBRODOŠLI BENVENUTI

    Parish Clergy Pastor: Rev. Gregory Ng Kimm

    Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Msgr. Joseph Milani Parochial Vicar: Rev. Athanasius Kikoba Parochial Vicar: Rev. Edsil Ortiz Deacon : Deacon Ron Hansen Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED IN ANY WAY TO OUR FEAST DAY CELEBRATION. A SPIRIT OF UNITY, A SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY, AND A SPIRIT OF JOY WERE ALL ON DISPLAY. WE COULD NOT HAVE HAD THIS GREAT EVENT WITHOUT YOU! --Fr. Greg

    Oct. 01, 2017

    R E S P E C T L I F E S U N D A Y When battered by life’s storms, or immersed in a dense fog of suffering and uncertainty, we may feel alone and unequipped to handle the circumstances. Yet with words that echo through thousands of years into the corners of our hearts, the Lord says to us, “Do not fear: I am with you” (Isaiah 41:10). He speaks these words not as one who merely observes our pain, but as one who experienced immense suffering. And the very wounds that bear witness to his suffering indicate the essence of our identity and worth: we are loved by God. Reflecting on the healed wounds of the Risen Christ, we see that even our most difficult trials can be the place where God manifests his victory. He makes all things beautiful. He makes all things new. He is always with us. Jesus promised this when he gave the disciples the same mission he gives to each of us: Go. Go be my hands and feet to a world enslaved by fear. Go to the woman who is unexpectedly pregnant and fears the future. Go to your friend who fears reprisal at work because he takes a stand for the protection of human life. Go to your aging parent in failing health who fears be- ing a burden. And go to others, too, for their support. We don’t need to have everything figured out. We can simply follow the guidance of Our Blessed Mother, the first disciple: “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5). Walk with each other. Do not be afraid to embrace God’s gift of life. Whatever storms or trials we face, we are not alone. He is with us. “Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). NABRE © 2010 CCD. Used with permission. Copyright © 2017, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.

  • Oct. 01, 2017

    SJC SCHOOL NEWS GROWING IN FAITH

    BE BETTER PREPARED FOR NEXT WEEK’S MASS

    THE TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

    October 8, 2017 Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43

    QUESTION FOR ADULTS Do you ever catch yourself feeling elitist or having elitist thoughts? What do you do?

    QUESTION FOR CHILDREN What would you do if you found out that a friend had not been loyal to you?

    ACTION DO SOMETHING TO HELP THE PARISH BY

    VOLUNTEERING FOR A MINISTRY AND HELP MONETARILY TO DEFRAY PARISH EXPENSES

    PRAYER Oh Lord, give me an open heart to listen to you and to

    follow you in words and actions. Amen. (For a more in depth look at the Sunday readings go to

    Catholic Production.com with Brant Pitre, Ph.D)

    THE CATHOLIC CHURCH INVITES YOU TO COME & SEE: Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Are you baptized in another Christian tradition or baptized Catholic, but without formal reli- gious education? Our RCIA sessions are held on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Community Center. For more infor- mation, please call Janice LaMotte at (408) 252-7653 ext. 30

    (If you are interested in any of the offerings below, please contact Janice LaMotte in the parish office

    (408 252-7653 ext. 30) “ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT!”

    Stay tuned for events such as talks, discussions, and movies TECHNOLOGY Mondays 3:30-4:30p.m. FOR SENIORS Community Center English & Chinese BOOK CLUB 4th Monday of the month 7:30-9p.m. Community Center PRAYER GROUP 1st Friday of the month 12-1p.m. Community Center

    WE NEED YOUR HELP St. Joseph of Cupertino School is seeking an Extended Care Aide. This position is part time, between 15-17 hours a week. You will be assisting children in grades K-8, supervising in- door and outdoor play, as well as assisting with arts and crafts and snack time. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers or college students. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please email a cover letter and resume to: Michael Lee, Principal at michael.lee@sjcschool.org.

    SJC Art at the Diocese of San Jose Every year the Diocese requests student art work

    from SJC to be displayed for a month at the Department of Education offices.

    Congratulations to the following students whose artwork is on display now:

    Grade 1 – Bonnie Hoa and Amelia Wan Grade 2 – Madelyn Young and Genevieve To Grade 3 – Amy Doherty, Jonathan Fernandez,

    Max Nguyen, Matteo Jimenez, Lan Anh Pham and Yuna Han

    Grade 4 – Katarina Bowers and Coco Rothenberg Grade 5 – Bridget Juul, Jessica Kwan, Ian

    Choe and Matthew Nepomuceno

    ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO SCHOOL INVITES YOU TO

    Friday, October 6th 2017 6:00p.m.—9:00 p.m.

    Parish Hall Tickets $40 Each

    Appetizers, Raffle Prizes No Host Bar!

    Casino Games Include: Roulette

    Black Jack Tables Craps Table

    Pai Gow Poker Table

    Must be 21 years old! At the end of the night your token chips turn in to a fun filled

    raffle!

    Ticket Flyer Coming Soon!

    A HUGE THANK YOU to all who helped make our parish feast day celebration special. Those who helped set up, serve, clean up, and to all who donated food and to all who attended.

    CATHOLICISM 101- QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What is an Aspergilium? “An authentic faith always involves a Deep Desire to change the World, to Leave this earth somehow better than we found it. ( Pope Francis)

    The school's annual BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 4th at 8:30 a.m. on the school's Milani Field. All parishioners are most welcome to join us for the prayer

    service and the blessing/parade of animals.

  • Catechetical sessions have begun! It’s not too late to enroll your child. Please see Tam in the Catechetical Ministry of- fice to register.

    Sacramental Preparation: There will be a Parent Meet- ing for Restored Order Children on Sunday October 8, 2017 in the Parish Community Center from 2-3:30 p.m.

    Oct. 01, 2017

    You're invited to our next book club discussion on: Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr, OFM, on Monday, Octo- ber 23, 7:30-9pm in the parish office.

    S.P.A.R.C.C.L.S. The new SPARCCLS theme for 2017-2018 school year is, “Shine like the SON”. The theme was inspired by a passage in the gospel of Matthew: “The righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s king- dom!” Matthew 13:43 In this scripture, we are told by Jesus that “The righteous will shine in their Father’s kingdom”. WE are called to be righteous people… WE are called to shine like Jesus… WE are called to share our light with others… Every day let us try our best to SHINE during our day-to-day tasks and live out our SPARCCLS values. During our morning assemblies we will give SPARCCL stars to others who we see “SPARCCLing”. It is exciting to see the SPARCCLS stars go up on our office bulletin board for all to see. They serve as a reminder that everyone here in our school is sharing their SPARCCLS values.

    Would you like to deepen your pray- er but can’t seem to find the time? Download Pray-As-You-Go https:// pray-as-you-go.org/home/ podcast and pray while you driving to and from work/school. This podcast brings together music, a passage of

    scripture and a few questions for personal reflection eve- ryday and produced by the British Jesuits. Each prayer session is about 10-13 minutes long.

    Warm Hugs Ministry returns on Monday, October 9 from 11am – 12pm in the community cen- ter. We meet monthly in fel- lowship to create scarves and hats for the homeless. If you’re interested or have any questions, please call Tam at the parish office .

    Registration for the 2017 Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference (SCFFC) -- God is Always With Us; Dios Siempre Esta Con Nosotros; Chúa Luôn ở Cùng Ta -- is now open! Join more than 2,500 attendees at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 3-

    4 for the annual SCFFC. The Dioceses of Monterey and San Jose are happy to join together to sponsor the conference in partnership with the Leade