Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-16, 23-24, 30-31-31; Psalm 33; Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 18:1-6, 10. God will look after his sheep, since bad rulers have led the sheep astray. God will send a new David to lead them who is none other than the Good Shepherd, Jesus. The psalmist tells us: “Blessed are they who put their trust in the Lord.” Paul exhorts all those baptized in Christ to unity, joy, and peace. God’s peace surpasses all understanding and is beyond the power of the human mind. The Gospel tells us that to be a true disciple of Jesus one must be humble and not fear dependence on God the Father.
Festa di San Giovanni Bosco
O padre e maestro della gioventù, San Giovanni Bosco, che tanto lavorasti per la salvezza delle anime, sii nostra guida nel cercare il bene delle anime nostre e la salvezza del prossimo; aiutaci a vincere le passioni e il rispetto umano; insegnaci ad amare Gesù Sacramentato, Maria Ausiliatrice e il Papa; e implora da Dio per noi una buona morte, affinchè possiamo reggiumgerti in Paradiso. Così sia.
From Fr. Gael:
St. John Bosco is a contemporary saint of the Church. Young Irish seminarians who met Don Bosco and became enamored of him of him came to work here in the United States. One worked at Corpus Christi parish here in the city. When I entered the Salesian Seminary in 1961, there were still Salesians around who had personally met Don Bosco. The first Salesians in the United States arrived here in San Francisco in 1898. Even though the first request for a Salesian presence came during Don Bosco’s lifetime, it wasn’t until ten years after his death (1888) with the first successor of Don Bosco, Blessed Michael Rua, that under Archbishop Riordan in San Francisco, they arrived. The spirit of Don Bosco has been part of our Sts. Peter and Paul heritage for 121 years. It is this charismatic saint of the universal Church we celebrate, especially his dedication to the young. Our Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club which approaches its 100 years of existence, is testimony to that dedication. As we celebrate this rich history, we pray for more vocations to the Salesian Family: the Salesian Religious men (priests and brothers), the Salesian Sisters, the Salesian Cooperators, and other branches of the wide Salesian Family. St. John Bosco, pray for us!
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
James Boyle and Angela Corridan
Alex Ho and Celestine McGlynn
Weston Roseberry – Dawn Williams
Eugene Charles Payne, III
St. John Bosco: Today, we celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians. Starting with almost nothing the great saint founded what is now the second-largest men’s order and co-founded the largest women’s order in the Catholic Church—present in almost every country in the globe. Not to mention 30,000 Salesian cooperators in at least 60 counties! St. John Bosco, on your feastday, pray for us!
Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection in support of our parish school. Please be generous.
Catholic Schools Week! This week is Catholic Schools Week! The school will host a book fair through Wednesday. Tuesday is Principal Appreciation Day. Wednesday is Teacher Appreciation Day. Thursday is Salesian Appreciation day, with a 9AM Liturgy on the Feast of St. John Bosco, and Don Bosco Fun Day! We thank the wonderful principal, teachers and staff of Saints Peter and Paul school!
“If young people are educated properly, we have moral order; if not, vice and disorder prevail. Religion alone can initiate and achieve a true education.” –Don Bosco
Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.
Archbishop to Celebrate Mass for World Day of the Sick: On Saturday, February 2, at 11:00 AM, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be the principal celebrant at a special Healing Mass celebrating World Day of the Sick, at which the Anointing of the Sick will take place. The Benedict XVI Schola will be singing. The Order of Malta will arrange rides for people who need them. The Order says: “Bring a friend who is sick, and experience a ‘special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s suffering for the good of the Church and of reminding everyone to see in his sick brother or sister the face of Christ.’” For info, contact Kenneth Ryan, KM 415-613-0395 firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass: On Saturday, February 9 at 10 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, all couples celebrating ‘5 year anniversaries’ (5 years, 10, 15… 35, 40) or over 40 years, in 2019 are invited to celebrate with us. Bishop Robert F. Christian, O.P. will be the principal celebrant. To register, visist https://form.jotform.com/83188107304151
Chinese New Year’s Mass: On Saturday, February 9 at 2:30PM, at St Mary’s Cathedral the Chinese Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco invites all priests of the Archdiocese and their parishioners to join Bishop Wang, Bishop Christian, Bishop Justice, and Bishop Walsh, and the Chinese community for the celebration of Chinese New Year with the New Year Eucharistic Celebration and Ancestors Veneration Ceremony. Following the Mass, a fundraising banquet will be served in Patrons’ Hall at 5:00 pm. For Banquet tickets, please contact Fr. Peter Zhai, SVD, Director of Chinese Ministry, for tickets. 415-614-5575.
“Don’t be surprised at anything. People and waywardness go hand in hand. The Church has nothing to fear because even if all were to conspire to overthrow Her, the Holy Spirit would still uphold Her.” –Don Bosco
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.
“Be cheerful, but let your cheerfulness be genuine, stemming from a conscience free from sin.” –Don Bosco
Sunday 27 External Feast of St. John Bosco
Monday 28 Thomas Aquinas; Priest, Doctor
Tuesday 29 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 30 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 31 John Bosco; Priest. Founder
Friday 01 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 02 The Presentation of the Lord
Sunday 03 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Your faithful donations of last week: $4,318.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!