Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11. In relaying the words of the Lord to Israel, Isaiah uses the image of a marriage to describe the relationship between God and his Chosen People. Saint Paul reminds us that the Spirit gives many different gifts to be used to build up the community. The Gospel tells the story of Jesus’ first miracle—turning water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana.

Domenica 2A Del Tempo Ordinario

Perché i discepoli credessero in lui, Gesù fece il primo dei “segni”! Chiamati a uno a uno essi formarono la prima comunità. Dall fede è nata e si è consolidata la nuova comunità, quella dei discepoli, perché annunziasse al mondo la salvezza.

 

常年期第二主日

依撒意亞先知書中在在表明天主對人類的愛 。 今天的讀經先知以新婚夫婦的愛去比喻天主對我們的愛既堅強又溫柔,專一而又慈愛 ,祂願意與我們諦結像夫婦那樣親密的盟約。「就如新郎怎樣喜愛新娘,你的天主也要怎樣喜愛你」就是今天讀的聖詠。(六二:5)在新約中,耶穌多次在講論天國時,都把它比作婚筵。又把叫人進天國比作邀請人參加婚禮。

今天在福音中,我們看到耶穌、聖母。我以為聖若瑟可能也參加了婚筵,祇因為他是個沉默的人,所以沒有記載,可見聖家對於家庭是多麼看重。耶穌不單參加了婚筵,還在婚筵中應允了聖母的請求,儘管祂的時刻還未到,也行了第一個奇蹟。水變成了酒,祂好像告訴我們婚配是我喜悅的,我要聖化它。」又好像告訴我們,有什麼困難儘管向我母親說,她會轉告我,因為她知名我愛她 ,無論什麼事情我一定替她辦到。

耶穌行了這個奇跡,象徵祂和聖父的關係的密切。使門徒們相信祂。今天,在教會內,我們常常看到徵象,比如我們一起參與彌撒聖祭,同領聖體就是一個有力的例子。顯示出天主的愛和慈悲。願我們打開心扉,好讓天主在我們身上施為,使人們在我們身上看到天主的愛和仁慈,相信祂。

From Fr. Gael: Talk about crashing a party! Jesus goes to the wedding feast of Cana with his disciples. No wonder Mary went to her Son and told him that the wine was running out. It is interesting that the first miracle of Jesus is done at Mary’s request. Maybe this is why from the earliest times of the Christian religion, people had a special devotion to the Mother of God. She proved to be an unbidden intercessor for people in need. She did then and continues to do so now. When our need needs a maternal heart, we turn to Mary. St Bernard of Clairvaux articulated this is a favorite prayer of Christendom, the “Memorare.” Here it is as a reminder to us all of the one to whom we may in need turn.

“Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.”

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Bill O’Malley – Ed Boden – Orazio Giambona
Eugene Charles Payne, III

Particular Items

Faith Sharing Group: The group will meet in the parish center at 6:30 PM this Tuesday.

Eucharistic Adoration & Reparation and Bible Study: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Bible Study is also on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM, but in the rectory. Parking available. “Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are.” –St. John Bosco.

School Grandparents Day: This Friday our students celebrate Grandparents Day, honoring the guidance and care provided by these wise elders.

Next Saturday! Walk for Life West Coast: Join Fr. Jose Lucero, fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers from all over the western U.S. (and beyond) as we stand for the littlest among us at the 15th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 26, 2019. The day starts with Mass at 9:30AM celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down the city’s Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. For complete information about the Walk, visit www.walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.

HELP!! All-Night Adoration for Life: As always, we want to have all night Eucharistic Adoration for Life on the Friday before the Walk, beginning at 8PM. BUT we need people to be with Our Lord at all times otherwise the Adoration cannot happen! If you’d like to schedule an hour or more call Gibbons at 415-421-0809.

Great News! At the request of Archbishop Cordileone and his brother bishops the Vatican has declared an opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence for those participating in the Masses related to the Walk for Life West Coast, plus the other normal requirements for an indulgence! Pope Francis has also given a Papal Blessing, which will be imparted by Archbishop Cordileone after the Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral before the Rally and Walk. Copies of the Vatican decree are on the tables.

Salesian Saints! January is the month when we celebrate the feasts of a number of our Salesian saints. On January 22 we celebrate the feast of Blessed Laura Vicuña. On January 24, we celebrate St. Francis de Sales ( shown at right). And January 31 is the feast of St. John Bosco,—although we will actually celebrate next Sunday, January 27!  “We must never undervalue any person.—The workman loves not to have his work despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and every person is his work.”—Francis de Sales

Feast of St. John Bosco, Friend of Youth: Next weekend we will celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Order, and co-founder of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. “Without confidence and love, there can be no true education. If you want to be loved…you must love yourselves, and make your children feel that you love them.” “The school was not the end; it was rather the instrumental means for improving the way of life.”–Don Bosco.

Second Collection: Next week we will have a special collection for our parish school. Please be generous in supporting Catholic education!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Cioppinos! It’s crab season, and around here that means only one thing: SBGC Cioppino! This year the final cioppino will be on February 2. Call 415-397-3068 for tickets and availability. And remember: it all supports the Club!

Sons & Daughters of Italy! All are invited to the Sons and Daughters of Italy’s Polenta and Sausage Dinner on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. NO-HOST COCKTAILS at 6:00 P.M. with DINNER at 7:00 P.M. Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausages, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price is fu $40 per person. No payments will be accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Monday, February 4. Please call Linda at 415-235-5974, Lisa at 415-307-8034 or Maria at 415-370-3956 for information and reservations.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

New Facebook Page! Check out our new Saints Peter and Paul Facebook page: facebook.com/SsPeterandPaulSF. It’s a great site with beautiful pictures and to help you keep up with our many events!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 20         The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 21        Agnes; Virgin, Martyr
Tuesday 22       Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection Of Unborn Children. Bl. Laura Vicuna
Wednesday 23  Vincent; Deacon, Martyr. Marianne Cope; Virgin
Thursday 24     Francis de Sales; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 25          The Conversion of St. Paul
Saturday 26     Timothy and Titus; Bishops
Sunday 27        The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,542.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                    $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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