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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