Sirach 27:4-7; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45. The writer of Sirach gives examples of how what is good is separated from what is poor, especially in speech. Saint Paul reminds us that Christ has defeated death—it no longer has power over us. In the Gospel, Jesus uses the parable of the blind leading the blind to show there is a difference between what is good and what is evil.

Domenico 8A Del Tempo Ordinario

Impegniamoci ad esercitare la carità ardente e operose, che noncercamai il primo posto, come non pretende mai di assumere il ruolo di Giudice verso il prossimo. Infatti Gesù ci ammonisce di preoccuparci prima di noi stessi, dal momento che tutti portiamo l’eredità dal peccaso originale con le inevitabili tendenze a fare il male.

 

From Fr. Gael:

This business of the splinter and the beam is rather straightforward talk. It allows us little wiggle room. Jesus, if you excuse the pun, with this eye business wants to give us clear vision. Clear vision starts from within. It is initiated there by thoughtful honest inner vision of who we are and how we operate in relation to others. Only when that hard-personal work has been done do we have the moral and spiritual integrity to look outwards towards our brothers and sisters in careful concern for them. As that is not clear enough in Jesus’ words, he goes on to give us the analogy of pruning a tree so that it can produce the best fruit. The pruner’s hook is sharp and cuts well. But it only by doing so that the best can regrow and give fruit. Limbs of the tree have to be lost so that the entire tree may be its healthiest. And so, it is with us. However, there is often a natural reluctance in us to let go of limbs. We are afraid we may be crippled, but in reality, we will be better than before. This gospel calls for great trust in a wisdom greater than our own. Let’s remove our own splinters and lose limbs that must go. We will be amazed at the results. That is what Jesus seems to imply!

Fr. Gael, Sullivan, SDB

 

Marriages
Nick Ricossa and Victoria Ferrari

Rest-in-Peace
Marcel Ospital – Ralph Castro – Mrs. Villagomez
Marco Michelato – Elma Cooper

 

Mass Intentions for the Week

Sunday  March 3, 2019
7:30 Anniversary of the Death of Amelia DeNicolai 
8:45 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. 
10:15 Soul of Denise Gum 
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Carla Guaraglia Mazzoni
1:00 Fernanda Matteucci
5:00 Francisco & Dionisia Mingoa 

Monday  March 4, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family 
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri 

Tuesday   March 5, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti 
9:00 Graziano Basuino – Anna Ruffa & Francesco Console

Wednesday March 6, 2019
7:00 Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio 
9:00 Luisa Solari
6:00 Chan Mei Kwei 

Thursday   March 7, 2019
7:00 Chan Mei Kwei 
9:00 Thomas Mazzucco 

Friday  March 8, 2019
7:00 James Wiggins 
9:00 Mario, Pasquale, & Teresa Rosugnolo 
6:30 Healing and Strength in the Family Marilyn Stroup & Marilyn Mainwaring

Saturday  March 9, 2019
7:30 Louis Ferralis & Alfredo Panelli 
9:00 Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio 
5:00 Louis & Ines Greco 

 

Particular Items

Relic of St. John Vianney: The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the famed “Curé of Ars” (1786 – 1859), patron saint of parish priests will be reverenced TODAY at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco, after each Mass: 7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am; and 1:00 pm. Pick up a flyer from the tables for full info.

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators will meet Monday, March 4, at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. We will be working on the Lenten Friday Mass and Soup Suppers. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: We have started our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. So far, seven parishioners or families have contributed $3,751, leaving us a balance of $86,102. We invite you, if you can, to join the 1% Club—those parishioners who are able to give $899—1% of our assessment. If you can give more, give more! And if you can’t do 1% give what you can! Everyone should help support the universal Church–check out why in the Archdiocesan video below:

Ash Wednesday: Lent Begins! This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. The beginning of Lent. It is early this year! We will have Masses at 7 and 9AM and at 6PM. Deacon Edward will also lead a prayer service (not a Mass) at 12:15PM, where ashes will also be distributed. Lenten rules and suggestions are below:

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let us know!

Stations of the Cross: We will observe the Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 1:00 PM.

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup and bread supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. You can learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

Gabriel Project: We need more Angels for our Gabriel Project! A Gabriel Project Angel befriends and guides young mothers who need help, advice, and love during their pregnancies and with their newborns. This is a crucial and lifesaving ministry. Training is provided. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809 for more information.

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities CYO offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit catholiccharitiessf.org and select “Volunteer”  to learn more!

St. Joseph Table’s: On Wednesday, March 13, at 6PM, our Madonna Addolorata di S’Elia will present a traditional St. Joseph’s Table in the cafeteria. Tickets are $35 ($10 children; n/c if under 10) and includes open bar, salad, pasta, vegetables, filet of petrale and Sicilian cookies for dessert. Pick up a reservation form in the church or office.

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.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing groups will meet Tuesday, March 12 and 23 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Chinese Faith Sharing Group: The Chinese Faith Sharing Group will next meet on Sunday, March 24, beginning at 11:30 AM, in the Parish Center.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Salesian Theater Spring Production: The Salesian Theater of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club invites everyone to a production of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Performances will be on March 7-8-9 at 7PM in the Auditorium. The young people have been working hard under, and the show should be fantastic. Please call 415-397-3068 for full information and tickets.

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 03 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 04 Casimir
Tuesday 05 Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 06 Ash Wednesday
Thursday 07 Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Perpetua & Felicity; Martyrs
Friday 08 Friday after Ash Wednesday, John of God; Religious
Saturday 09 Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Frances of Rome; Religious
Sunday 10 First Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,713.
Second Collection (Parish School) : $2,072.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

二月二十四日 “互勉同行信德道” 首次聚會

 

 

1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38. In the first reading, David does not allow anyone to harm Saul when they have the opportunity to do so, and makes it clear to Saul’s troops what he did. In Corinthians, Paul describes Jesus as the second Adam, the spiritual man. Jesus, in the Gospel, explains to his disciples all that the commandment “to love” entails.

 

Domenica 7A Del Tempo Ordinario

Gesù ha proposto la legge dell’amore vivendola con suprema coerenza. La società ha estremo bisogno di gente capace di incarnare nel tessuto umano la legge della carità. Non possiamo pensare ad una convivenza diversa, se non passiamo attraverso questa strada. Le ricchezze continuano a creare differenza. Soltanto l’amore crea communione e previene i conflitti.

 

 

From Fr. Gael: In a culture which seems to be more focused on division than on unity, the Gospel message presents us with a challenge. Is love or hate to be the focus? Offering our other cheek for many would seem to be the ultimate sign of weakness but Jesus presents us with the tactic for some divine reason. Maybe that is precisely the point. What is being proposed in the Gospel today comes from divine inspiration rather than human motivation. The word inspiration comes from a Latin root which implies giving breath to something. Giving breath is giving life. The Gospel wants us to be givers of Life. Now that is a challenge. That’s why Jesus says, “Be merciful as your Father is merciful.” The Father is the author of mercy. After all, He sent His Son to us to be the face of Divine Mercy. Is it any wonder that the devotion to the Divine Mercy is a popular devotion today? But the devotion isn’t about me merely being the recipient of God’s mercy. Once I have received that Mercy, then I have the vocation to be a dispenser of God’s mercy to others. Aha!

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  February 24, 2019
7:30 Birthday of Amelia DeNicolai 
8:45 Luigi Marciano 
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
1:00 Wedding Anniversary of Antonio & Lilian Sia Lu
5:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini 

Monday  February 25, 2019
7:00 Ed Boden 
9:00 Elena, Angelo, & Delia Serafini 
Pamela Gonsalves  (Conc.)

Tuesday   February 26, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti 
9:00 Carmela & Margaret Passanisi 

Wednesday February 27, 2019
7:00 Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB 
9:00 Gary Shelton –
Mario, Pasquale, & Teresa Rosugnolo  (Conc.)

Thursday   February 28, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family 
9:00 Wedding Anniversary of Carlos & Francis Tia –
Thanksgiving for the Pastoral and Priestly Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI (Conc.)

Friday  March 1, 2019
7:00 Ernesto Piazza 
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio 

Saturday  March 2, 2019
7:30 Strength of the Family & Healing for Marilyn Mainwaring and Marilyn Stroup
9:00 Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay 
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri 

 

Baptisms
Luca Joseph Bonelli

Rest-in-Peace
Robert C. Greening


Particular Items

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

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Today we kick off our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. There will be speakers at Masses who will tell you how that figure is determined, and the services your donations support. The Archdiocese has a great video:

 

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, February 26 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

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.

Catholic Men’s Conference: Last year’s conference was a great success—2019 will be even better! Join Catholic men from around the Bay Area on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. Bartholomew Church as we will be energized and inspired by an outstanding lineup of speakers! The day begins at 9AM and includes Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Robert F. Christian, and opportunities for Confession. Lunch will be provided. Fathers are encouraged to bring their sons (teens) for a reduced rate. For more information and registration, visit SFBayMen.info or contact Ed Hopfner at Hopfnere@sfarch.org or 415-614-5680. St. Bartholomew Church is at 600 Columbia Dr., San Mateo.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Lenten Soup Suppers: Every Friday of Lent we will have a special Mass at 6:30PM followed by soup supper in the rectory. This year’s Lenten Soup/Bread Supper program will include a short video on the Salesian mission/spirit to be presented by the Salesian Cooperators.  This is open to all–supporting one another on our Lenten journey!

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.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Monday, March 4 at 7PM at the Parish Center. Planning for the Lenten Friday Soup Suppers will be finalized. Meetings usually last seventy-five minutes long.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Plato: What is love? A Staged Reading: On Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 PM, Star of the Sea parish will host a staged reading of Plato’s Socratic dialogue, Symposium, followed by a robust conversation of our own. Star of the Sea parish gymnasium (top floor), 345 8th Avenue, San Francisco. The event is sponsored by the Benedict XVI Institute. Admission is free, but you must register to attend: www.eventbrite.com/e/plato-what-is-love-tickets-54001596228

Choose Life: “Abortion affects countless marriages more than many people recognize. But there is no doubt that God will bring great healing to those who trust in his infinite mercy. If a past abortion can be acknowledged and addressed, a married couple can make great strides in experiencing even more fully God’s design that ‘the two shall become one’ (Mt 19:5).” -“Healing within Marriage from an Abortion”, USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

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.

Relic of St. John Vianney: The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a major relic pilgrimage in the U.S. of the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the famed “Curé of Ars” (1786 – 1859), patron saint of parish priests. This relic is on loan from the Shrine at Ars, where the saint’s incorrupt body, including the heart, is normally on display. Scheduled veneration: Thursday, February 28, at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City; Friday, March 1, at St. Augustine Church, South San Francisco;  Saturday, March 2, at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato; Sunday, March 3, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Pick up a flyer for full info.

Salesian Theater Spring Production: The Salesian Theater of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club invites everyone to a production of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Performances will be on March 7-8-9 in the Auditorium. The young people have been working hard under the expert direction of Mary Powelson, and the show should be fantastic. Please call 415-397-3068 for full information and tickets.

New Books Available! We’ve received a number of new texts in the bookstore. We have copies of ‘In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart, The Journal of a Priest at Prayer’ by an anonymous Benedictine Monk. The book has received rave reviews. We also have ‘For Love of My People I will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China’ by the heroic Salesian Cardinal Joseph Zen. As some know, Cardinal Zen studied under our beloved late Fr. Mario Rosso.

More Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club News: Tickets are now on sale for the SBGC’s 48th Annual Gala and Live Auction. The event will be on Saturday, March 23, from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at the Fairmont Hotel. This year’s honoree is Mr. Nick Dutto. You can purchase tickets online at https://salesianclub.org/calendar/ or by calling 415-397-3068.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 24 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 25 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 26 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 27 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 28 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 01 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 02 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 03 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,009.
Weekly Parish Expenses:   $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

Jeremiah 17:5-8; I Corinthians 15:12, 16-20; Luke 6:17, 20-26. In the first reading, trusting in the Lord brings a refreshing life of abundance. Saint Paul, in the second reading, says that Christ’s resurrection brings life to all who believe. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches the beatitudes.


Domenica 6A Del Tempo Ordinario

Molte persone ritegono che la felicità nasca dalla possibilità di disporre delle cose. Ne deriva un mondo sempre più violento, dove il desiderio e l’invidia pongono gli uomini in conflitto. Gesù ci propone una soluzione radicalmente opposta, che appare inevitabilmente folle ai nostri occhi. Quando accetteremo di riconoscere in questa proposta la radice della vera felicità?

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  February 17, 2019
7:30 James & Irene Silva, Sr. 
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Grace Kong 
11:45 Carla Ferrando – Carla Guaraglia Mazzoni (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo 
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families 

Monday, February 18, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini 
9:00 Inez & Guido Nicco –  Paul Bonjean (Conc.)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti 
9:00 Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB – Howard Meehan  (Conc.)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:00 Dionisia & Francisco Mingoa 
9:00 Frank (Bisco
tti) Reginato – Mario, Pasquale, & Tersa Rosugnolo (Conc.)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 Clementina & Giosue Bresolin 
9:00 Felica, Carmella, Biagie, & Pina Fazio 

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:00 Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John &
Francesca Mazzaferri 
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini 

Saturday, February 23, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family 
9:00 Maria Guidi & Albertina Sultana 
5:00 Birthday of Lucille Markus 


Baptisms

Eugene Charles Payne, V

Rest-in-Peace

Gena Martini


Particular Items

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.

Vatican Meeting on Sexual Abuse: On Thursday, February 21, the Vatican’s meeting on the disgraceful plague of sexual abuse and impropriety besetting the Church will begin. The date is significant: it is the feast of St. Peter Damian, scourge of immorality among the clergy. In the 11th century he warned of the “cancer of sodomitic impurity” threatening the Church of God, and warned bishops: “Undoubtedly, those who turn a blind eye to the sins of their subjects that they are obligated to correct, also grant to their subjects a license to sin through their ill-considered silence.” Pray that our leaders take proper action and St. Peter Damian, pray for us!

Police Community Meeting: This Thursday, the good officers from Central Station will host the regular community meeting at 5:00 PM, in the Parish Center. This is your chance to share any concerns you may have and also to express your appreciation to the SFPD for all their difficult and dangerous work.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Next weekend we will kick off our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. There will be speakers at Masses who will tell you how that figure is determined, and the services your donations support.

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.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit!

 

 

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Last week, in the Gospel, and TODAY in life, our Lord tells Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Confirmations: We thanks Bishop Robert Christian for conferring the sacrament of Confirmation on 16 of our Saints Peter and Paul students on February 8. May they always be open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit!

Photo: Patrick Gee/PMG Photography

 

If you’d like to see more photos by parish photographer Patrick Gee, go here.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Monday, March 4 at 7PM at the Parish Center. Planning for the Lenten Friday Soup Suppers will be finalized. Meetings usually last seventy-five minutes long.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

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.

Plato: What is love? A Staged Reading:On Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 PM, Star of the Sea parish will host a staged reading of Plato’s Socratic dialogue, Symposium, followed by a robust conversation of our own. Star of the Sea parish  gymnasium (top floor), 345 8th Avenue, San Francisco. The event is sponsored by the Benedict XVI Institute. Admission is free, but you must register to attend:                         www.eventbrite.com/e/plato-what-is-love-tickets-54001596228

Holy Hoopsters, Batman! It’s the Third Annual Clericus Classic Basketball Game! On Friday, March 22 at 6:30PM, at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep gym, priests of the archdiocese and St. Patrick’s seminarians will lace up their sneakers, take to the hardwood, and dribble their way to glory (well, earthly glory anyway). Last year, Saints Peter and Paul’s & SBGC Alumni Fr. Alvin Yu played great! Parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot, a block from the school. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, 1055 Ellis St., San Francisco 415-614-5517.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 17         Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 18       Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 19       Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 20 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 21      Peter Damian; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 22           Chair of St. Peter the Apostle
Saturday 23       Polycarp; Bishop. Martyr
Sunday 24          Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week:   $3,466.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                      $20,715.

Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8; I Corinthians 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11; Luke 5:1-11. The first reading recounts the calling of Isaiah, how the seraphim of the Lord came to him with an ember, touched his lips with it, and said, your wickedness is removed. In the second reading, Paul recounts his own calling by the Lord, and outlines the faith that has been handed on to him, which he now hands on to the Corinthians. In the Gospel, we hear the account of Jesus’ calling to discipleship Simon Peter, James and John.

Domenico 5A Del Tempo Ordinario

La Chiesa si sente chiamata per annunciare la salvezza e continuare la missione del Salvatore. Essa chiama tutti alla salvezza e a collaborare perché il messaggio arrivi a tutta l’umanità. C’è urgente bisogno che l’uomo ritorno ad occupare il suo posto di creatura che adora, loda e ringrazia per l’incalcolabile dono della vita.

常年期第五主日

今天的福音記載耶穌在革勒湖邊講道,看到湖邊停着的兩隻漁船,祂上了其中之一、那是屬於伯多祿的,祂請伯多祿把船划開離岸邊,開始講道。後來又敎他們划到湖中深水處,捕到許多魚。這奇跡使伯多祿和同伴們,聽了耶穌的召喚,立刻放棄一切,跟隨了祂。我們可以想像,因着他們的船,耶穌可以沿着湖邊到附近的地方講道。日後耶穌了升天,他們更不畏危難,繼承耶穌的遺訓,到各地去傳揚天國的喜訊。

我們是不是也能像門徒們一樣,聽耶穌的話語,加入「漁人的漁夫」行列?要知道,我們每一個人在世上都有一個使命,那就是愛天主愛人,傳揚天國的福音。我們不能像門徒們一樣,到各處傳教,也不能像神父修士修女一樣,為愛天主而放棄家庭生活。我們不能登上講道台;也不能像許多偉人一樣,離鄉別井,到各地去傳教,¬¬-但我們可以像聖女小德蘭一樣,無論做任何事都懷着愛天主的心去做,帶着為傳揚聖教的意向,那怕是向一個陌生人微笑,表示友誼;忍耐一個無禮的對待;或是安慰一個失意傷心的人,都是有價值的。

星期三是聖灰禮儀日,封齋期開始。在這封齋期裏,讓我們敞開己自的心,好使更能取法天主的仁慈。星期四是露德聖母節。聖母是最肖似天主的受造物,讓我們求她教我們   、 幫助我們走近天主吧!

 

Baptisms
Madelyn Varvil – Hudson Andrew Bass
Luca Calabrese
Weddings
Erik Erickson and Lauren Goff
Rest-in-Peace
Paul Bonjean – George Lippi
Elvira Masaro
From Fr. Gael:

There is a beautiful phrase in the Gospel today. After a night of fishing in which Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John, catch no fish, on shore they are packing up their nets. Jesus sees them and invites them to give it another try. Jesus tells them, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Simon says in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.”

Jesus wants them to go deeper in the same waters where they have labored all night and caught nothing. This is a challenge to them, but one which Peter in politically correct hospitality, accepts. As the saying goes, “The rest is history.” This is the beginning of a deep relationship between Peter and Jesus. Peter realizes it because he warns Jesus, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.” In the presence of something beyond his understanding Peter speaks out in true humility. Basically, he says “I am not worth your attention.” But Jesus is after more than fish. He replies to Peter, “Do not be afraid, from now on you will be catching men.” Jesus gives Peter radical affirmation and vocation. How does the dialogue go between me and Jesus? He gives us radical affirmation as well.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Particular Items

 

Our Lady of Lourdes: Monday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. A group of parishioners gather daily, following the 7:00 AM Mass, to pray the Rosary. Everyone is invited to join them!

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators group will meet Monday, February 11th 7th at 7pm in the Club conference room for an hour. We will be working on the Lenten Friday Mass and Soup Suppers. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing group meetings will be this Tuesday February 12 and Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit!

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.

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.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Today, in the Gospel, and TODAY in life, our Lord tells Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, starting February 4, 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, starting Thursday, February 7, 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Plato: What is love? A Staged Reading: On Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 PM, Star of the Sea parish will host a staged reading of Plato’s Socratic dialogue, Symposium, followed by a robust conversation of our own. Star of the Sea parish gymnasium (top floor), 345 8th Avenue, San Francisco. The event is sponsored by the Benedict XVI Institute. Admission is free, but you must register to attend: www.eventbrite.com/e/plato-what-is-love-tickets-54001596228

More Walk for Life West Coast News: Last week, we showed you the picture of seven pregnant moms and babies making the most powerful anti-abortion statement possible—amplifying and broadcasting the tiny heartbeats of their unborn babies throughout Civic Center Plaza. This week we present to you Mary Catherine Caputi, daughter of mom Clare, and dad Sal Caputi. That’s Mary Catherine in mom’s belly (left)  on January 26, and in mom’s lap (right) on January 31. Look at that smile!

 

Holy Hoopsters, Batman! It’s the Third Annual Clericus Classic Basketball Game! On Friday, March 22 at 6:30PM, at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep gym, priests of the archdiocese and St. Patrick’s seminarians will lace up their sneakers, take to the hardwood, and dribble their way to glory (well, earthly glory anyway). Last year, Saints Peter and Paul’s & SBGC Alumni Fr. Alvin Yu played great! Parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot, a block from the school. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, 1055 Ellis St., San Francisco 415-614-5517.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 10 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 11 Our Lady of Lourdes
Tuesday 12 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 13 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 14 Cyril; Monk, and Methodius; Bishop
Friday 15 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 16 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 17 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,245.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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Fr. Jose Lucero with some members of the Chinese Apostolate at the Walk for Life West Coast.

反墮胎遊行今年迎來第15周年,26日在三藩市市中心5萬人參與集會,呼籲人們尊重生命的權利,懂得自愛,反對墮胎。遊行現場的民眾來自灣區四處,包括天主教徒及普通民眾。今年亦是美國最高法院判墮胎合法化的第46周年。
集會發言者將墮胎作為威脅女性健康的問題進行闡述,并邀請7位孕婦上台,並將心跳監測器放在孕婦的肚子上,借住音響的放大人們聽到胎兒有力的心跳聲。多位反墮胎知名社區人士參與集會並發言。三藩市大主教Cordileone亦現身支持活動。
華裔社區中來自平等公義協會的主席李少敏、華裔醫師李伊雲以及中華福音教會長老周海瑞26日也受邀出席列坐主席臺一側。

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