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.
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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
Luca Joseph Bonelli
Robert C. Greening
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at email@example.com “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.
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!