Genesis 15:5-12. 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1 or 3:20-4:1; Luke 9:28b-36. The promises made to Abraham go beyond his wildest dreams—he will be the father of a great nation, as numerous as the stars in the night sky. Saint Paul challenges the Philippians to imitate him and to stand firm and faithful in the Lord. The glory of the Transfiguration gives us a glimpse of the glory of the risen Christ.

Domenica 2A Di Quaresima

O ogni anno la Quaresima cammino verso la Pasqua, ci fa percorre i segni efficaci della lturgia e della Parola, perché possiamo apirici alla salvezza di Dio che Gesù Cristo ci porta.

 

四旬期第二主日

今天,在大博爾山上,耶穌顯聖容之時,天主再度向世人說:「這是我的愛子,你們要聽從祂。」天主將基督給了我們,作為我們的導師。 耶穌願意暫時容許祂的天主性,透過祂的人性面貌彰顯出來,在伯多祿、若望和雅各伯出神凝視的面前,露出祂原本的真面目。目的在要宗徒們日後目睹祂受苦受難時不要害怕。宗徒們一輩子都不能忘記這顛峰狂喜,多年以後,伯多祿說:「這來自天上的聲音,是我們同祂在那座聖山的時候,親自聽到見的。」

這一瞬息的光榮,使伯多祿不知所措,他祇想把這美好的時刻永遠留住。他不願想耶穌受難的事。他要建三個帳篷,為耶穌和兩位古代聖人。他祇想永遠享受這動人的一刻。伯多祿日後明白,主要的不是在大博爾山或是在任何地方,甚至醫院的病床上,祇要能夠和耶穌同在就好了。因此,他跟隨師父走下山,師父在加爾瓦略山完成了祂救贖的工作。伯多祿認清了自己的目標,步武師父的後塵,涉山渡水,不畏艱難,宣揚福音,因為他知道,這是他能達到目標,永遠享見天主聖容的途徑。

天主,我渴慕祢的聖容,請告訴我,怎樣尋求祢,怎樣才能永遠享見祢的聖容.

 

From Fr. Gael: This year the Gospel of the Transfiguration falls on St. Patrick’s Day. That’s the luck of the Irish, and I mean that! As the second Sunday of Lent it offers us a wonderful opportunity for reflection. We might ask who the Transfiguration was for. It wasn’t for Christ. He knew who he was. It wasn’t for Moses and Elijah. They knew how Christ was. That leaves the disciples, Peter, John and James: the recognized leader, the youngest and another. It was for them. Jesus has been speaking to his disciples about his upcoming passion and death. They have not understood nor liked that talk. So, Jesus has to speak with someone about it. The scripture says: “And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.” I would love to have listened to that conversation. It was meant to show the disciples Jesus was connected to the right people and it would do them well to listen to him, and especially his talk about his Passion and Death. Lent is the time for us to listen to Jesus speaking to us. It is the time for us to allow his words to ‘transfigure us” into what we are called to be in his example and witness.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

 

Baptisms
Alice Fallon – Clyde Jaxon Gummere

 Weddings
Chris Petrini & Sandra Pucci

Rest-in-Peace
Filomena Nocito

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  March 17, 2019
7:30 Francesco Passanisi & Albert Joseph Romeo 
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi 
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan 
11:45 GB De Martini – June Marie Blum (Conc.)
1:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family 
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  March 18, 2019
7:00 Giuseppe d’Ascoli (San Giuseppe) 
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family 

Tuesday   March 19, 2019
7:00 Josephine Mazzucco 
9:00 Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB 

Wednesday March 20, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti 
9:00 Thanksgiving from Samuel M. Bugayong

Thursday   March 21, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini 
9:00 Aldino Devincenzi – Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay (Conc.)

 Friday  March 22, 2019
7:00 For an Increase in Vocations to the SDB’s, FMA’s, and Consecrated Life
9:00 Mary & Joseph Lavin 
6:30 June Marie Blum 

 Saturday  March 23, 2019
7:30 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi 
9:00 The Giurlani Family 
5:00 Trenio ’Tuti’ Montecillo 

Particular Items

 

Don Bosco Study Group: The Group will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 7PM, in the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, and will read and discuss Evelyn Waugh’s classic “Brideshead Revisited.”

First Reconciliation: a group of our students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time this Wednesday at 7PM. Pray that they may always grow in love for this indispensable gift from Jesus!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Because of First Reconciliation, there will be no Adoration or Scripture Study this Wednesday.

Rite of Election: The Rite of Election was held at St. Mary’s Cathedral on March 10, 2019, with 42 other parishes from the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Our parish has 2 Catechumens : Vanessa Lovato and Janet Tran,  who were enrolled as an Elect, and 1 Candidate: Albert Mung for full communion. In the picture with the catechumens and candidate are family members: Mr. Tran, Freddy Lavadores and Deacon Edward, who joined and witness the ceremony celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

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.

Mass for Life with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3212 Cesar Chavez St., Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will celebrate a special “40 Days for Life” Mass. The Mass will be followed by a procession of prayer. All are welcome!

Lenten Opportunities:

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 the parish office know!!

Tuesday Night Confessions: The Church will be open from 6PM to 8PM every Tuesday of Lent for Confessions.

Lenten Penance Service: WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Monday, April 8, at 7PM.

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. Llearn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities CYO offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit /catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!
Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing groups will meet Tuesday, March 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.

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!

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, great Fr. Mario Rosso.

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.

CCD TEACHER NEEDED! Ss. Peter and Paul CCD program is seeking a teacher for the third grade children currently enrolled  (the position would extend from now until mid-May, and start again in the fall if interested).  We meet every Sunday from 9:45- 11a.m.  Contact Deacon Edward Te, Director of Religious Education @ edte@comcast.net with any questions.

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.

Attn: Women! 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, and the next training session will be Saturday March 23rd, at Good Shepherd Church in Pacifica: 901 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044. Starts at 10 am. Email: GabrielProject@sfarch.org to register or for more information, or call 415-421-0809.

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.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: WE have begun our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. So far 25 parishioners have donated/pledged $17,746, leaving us with a balance of $72,107. Join the 1% Club! That’s parishioners who can give 1% of our total amount ($898). If you can, do it, do it! If you can do more, do more! But do something to support the important ministries of the Archdiocese!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 17 Second Sunday of Lent
Monday 18 Cyril of Jerusalem; Bishop, Doctor
Tuesday 19 Joseph; Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wed-Fri 20-22 Lenten Weekdays
Saturday 23 Turibus of Mogrovejo
Sunday 24 Third Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week: $$4,559.
Ash Wednesday: $2,399.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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