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.

 

今天是聖鮑斯高瞻禮。聖鮑斯高是十九世紀的偉人,他生於1815年8月16日意大利一個小小的鄉村,兩歲時父親逝世由母親撫養長大。母親教他愛天主,愛聖母,愛世人。當時歐洲正逢工業革命,很多家庭受到失業的影響,無數孩子流浪街頭,無依無靠,年少的鮑斯高身受貧窮的苦楚,很同性他們,立志長大後要幫助貧苦的兒童。二十六歲時升了神父,從此把全部精神放在教育青少年之上。他創辦青年會,收容無依無靠,無家可歸的孩子,給他們棲身之所並教育他們。他的母親一直在身邊幫忙。他的教育方法是以愛和鼓勵而不是責罰,又以各種有益身心的活動幫助他們,使他們有正當的誤樂,不致做壞事,這就是有名的「防範教育」。

他創立了慈幼會,又和瑪沙利羅一起創立了母佑會女修會。許多和他志同道合的青年男女紛紛加入,今日世界各地都有慈幼會和母佑會的學校,尤其是工業學校,使青年們有一技之長,能自力謀生。他又開辦出版社,出版優良讀物。

聖鮑斯高神父一生熱愛青年,獻身為他們服務,他主張教育不單是教授學識,更重要的是教人靈魂得救,他的工作受到很多打擊,但藉着天主的幫助,總能化險為夷。他在一八八八年一月三十一日逝世,他的靈魂回到他深愛的天主和聖母身邊。他死後不久,教會便祝聖他為聖人。今年全世界各地都大事慶祝。我們應祈求聖鮑斯高為我們轉禱,使我們效法他的美德,愛主、愛聖母,愛世人。

From Fr. Gael: Today we celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco, or as he was known, Don Bosco. In mid-February, Salesian Provincials and elected delegates will attend the 28th General Chapter (GC28) of the Salesians of Don Bosco. They will gather in the city of Turin in Northern Italy where Don Bosco began his mission to serve youth. Turin, at that time, was in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. Many young men came to Turin from the countryside to seek employment. They were without family and without guidance. Thus began the Salesian Charism.

The meeting in Turin, GC28, has as its purpose to seek to understand how we Salesians are to serve the young people of our times. The world is as difficult now, if not more so, than it was then. The Church struggles to evangelize in an increasingly secular and materialistic world. However, the challenge remains the same. How can we help young people to discover their vocation in life, and one centered in the person of Jesus Christ?

The meeting will end at the end of the first week of April. I ask your prayers for the Salesian Family worldwide during this time that we may be faithful to the charism which the Holy Spirit inspired in Don Bosco. May Don Bosco live in us today. –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB


Baptisms
Gia Christine Martinez
Rest in Peace
Mike Dunne – Gloria Lavezzo

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  January 26, 2020
7:30 Mario Amato +
8:45 Geraldine Walsh +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 Carla Ferrando +
1:00 Thomas Le Van Truoc + & Monica Le Thi Gio +
5:00 Gino Fannuchi +

Monday  January 27, 2020
7:00 Andrew & Laura Cox +
9:00 Special Blessings for Mallory Maranghi

Tuesday   January 28, 2020
7:00 Ronald Ricossa +
9:00 Alfredo Panelli +

Wednesday January 29, 2020
7:00 Healing Craig Williams
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Thursday   January 30, 2020
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Patrick Ahern +

 Friday  January 31, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Ernesto Piazza +

 Saturday  February 1, 2020
7:30 In Memory of Deceased Salesians +
9:00 In Memory of Deceased Salesians +
5:00 Anniversary of the Death of Alicia Jimenez Yao +


Particular Items

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 have a second collection for the Church in Latin America. Please be generous!

Catholic Schools Week! This week is Catholic Schools Week! The school will host a book fair through Wednesday in the parish center. Monday is Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday is Principal Appreciation Day, Wednesday is the Science Fair, plus an evening Open House,  Thursday is Don Bosco Fun Day, Friday is Salesian Appreciation and Grandparents’ Day, with a 9AM School Liturgy on the Feast of St. John Bosco! And the Scholastic Book Fair is all week in the Parish Center. 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

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on  Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room. The meeting will begin with a short presentation on a Salesian subject, and then will discuss Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop. For more information email franklavin@comcast.net

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Chinese New Year’s Mass: On February 1, there will be special Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrating Chinese New Year’s. Bishop Emeritus Ignatius Wang, Bishop William Justice, and Bishop Daniel Walsh, and many priests, will celebrate. All are welcome to the New Year Eucharistic Celebration and Ancestors Veneration Ceremony. A banquet will follow (reservations required). Please pick up a flyer for more information.

 

Celebration for God’s Special People: On Saturday, February 8, at 11:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate Mass for special needs adults and children. Catholic adults and children with disabilities, and their families and friends, are invited to participate in a mass designed for them. Every parish has members with disabilities – this is a day for all to join in the celebration of Mass as a community supporting inclusivity of our special needs family.

Our Lady of Lourdes: February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes,. We will have a recitation of the Rosary after 7:00 am Holy Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend as we ask the intercession of our Blessed Mother!

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To learn more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 26 External Feast of St. John Bosco
Monday 27 Angela Merici; Virgin, Religious Foundress
Tuesday 28 Thomas Aquinas; Priest, Doctor
Wednesday 29 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 30 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 31 John Bosco; Priest, Founder
Saturday 01 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 02 The Presentation of the Lord

Your faithful donations of December  $4,035.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,788..
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Isaiah 49: 3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1:1-13; John 1:29-34. In the first reading, God reminds Isaiah that Israel is the Lord’s servant. Paul greets the Church of Corinth, announcing he has been called to be an Apostle. In the Gospel, John announces Jesus as the Lamb of God.
Domenica 2A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Giovanni ci communica la vera fisionomia del Messia. Costruiamo attorno a noi un mondo di serenità e di pace perchè Gesù, mite agnello, non spenda invano la sua vita per tutti noi, consegnandoci un mondo rinnovato e pulito.

常年期第二主日

聖若翰洗者在傳教之前祇認識耶穌是自己的表弟 。但在約旦河替耶穌付洗時,看見聖神藉鴿子的形象從天降下,停在祂身上,才豁然明白,才真正地認清耶穌是天主聖子,是默西亞。這種認識使他大膽地為祂作證,清楚地向眾人說:「請看!天主的羔羊,除免世罪者!」這是兩句話是整部福音的主題:看、信、見證。

這也是今後世世代代的基督徒的目標和使命。天主給我們每人一個使命、一段時間去完成這使命。聖若翰看清了耶穌的真正身份,不惜以生命去作見證。而多年和師傅若翰在一起門徒,聽了師傅的見證,離開了他,跟隨耶穌去了。他們以後終其一生去傳揚祂的聖道,為祂作證,甚至為祂犧牲生命。時至今日兩千多年來,我們仍看到不少精烈的信徒,為主作出英的見證。

今天,我們也可以從福音中,從大自然中、從周圍環境和所接觸的人中看到這位除免世者。讓我們祈求天主給我們恩寵使我們看到、去接受以及去信和願意為祂作證吧!

From Fr. Gael: Last week we listened to the account of the Baptism of Jesus and reflected on the depth of the spiritual dimensions of our own baptism.  Today, the great prophet, John the Baptist affirms the mission of Jesus Christ publicly. There can be no doubt. This is the mission of his cousin Jesus. Our own baptism confirms our mission in and through Jesus Christ. However, it is not John the Baptist who confirms our mission. We our very selves have that task through the imitation of Jesus Christ. We proclaim Jesus Christ by the integrity of our Christian life and witness. We proclaim Jesus Christ without ever saying a word. Our lives are to be that loud proclamation. It means that there is no such thing as a private Christian. In the context of our American society, we know there to be separation of Church and State. However, in our commitment to Jesus Christ there can be no such dichotomy. We either are or are not followers of Jesus Christ. Our life in Jesus Christ must be the verification of that reality. If we were accused of being Christian, would our lives prove the accusation to be true? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Baptisms
Rory Dwyer
Rest in Peace
Victoria Lavin – Robert Johnson

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  January 19, 2020
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Deceased Chinese Parishioners of Ss. Peter and Paul +
11:45 Birthday of Giambattista De Martini + & GB De Martini +
1:00 “Uncle” Fred Sebastianelli +
5:00 Birthday of Sonia B. De Castro

Monday  January 20, 2020
7:00 In Honor of the Infant of Prague
9:00 Evelyn Thomas +

Tuesday   January 21 2020
7:00 Ann DeMartini +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Eudoro Rojas Leon + (Conc.)

Wednesday January 22, 2020
7:00 Nancy Braccini +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto +

Thursday   January 23, 2020
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Matt & Guilia Ghio +

Friday  January 24, 2020
7:00 Birthday of Edward DeNicolai +
9:00 Peter Domenici +

Saturday  January 25, 2020
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
5:00 First Anniversary of the Death of Pamela Gonsalves +

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school.

Blessed Laura Vicuña: January 22 we celebrate the feast of Blessed Laura Vicuña, Salesian and patroness of our Pre Kindergarten. Blessed Laura Vicuña, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.” Third Tradition.

St. Francis de Sales: On Friday we join the whole Church in the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church—and also the patron of the SALESians…that’s where Don Bosco got the name! Francis de Sales, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration for Life: As we have done since the very first Walk for Life West Coast, Saints Peter and Paul hosts all-night adoration for life the night before the Walk, which means someone needs to be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament all night long. This year’s Adoration begins at 8PM on January 24 and ends at 7AM January 25. To schedule a shift during the night, please call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. The parking lot will be open.

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every age, race, and faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco THIS SATURDAY January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. The largest annual gathering of Catholics in San Francisco, last year’s Walk drew an estimated 50,000 people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793. Check out these videos from last year:

 

Feast of St. John Bosco! January 31 is the Feast of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Order. But, because he is our founder, the Church allows us to celebrate on an adjacent Sunday, which this year will be next week, January 26. St. John Bosco, pray for us!

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on  Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room. The meeting will begin with a short presentation on a Salesian subject, and then will discuss Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop. For more information email franklavin@comcast.net

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To laeran more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Salesian Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? OF COURSE! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.
 
The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.
 
God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals! On February 8, St. Patrick Seminary will host this year’s Converging Roads Conference: Catholic Medicine in a Secular Society. Converging Roads is a regional conference series offering continuing education for health care professionals that equips them to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession. An attendee at the 2018 conference said: “It was profound to be in a setting with others who share Catholic values and teaching. Professional work can be isolating in the secular setting. The presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable. Thank you! God bless!” Pick up a flyer from the tables or go here to learn more: forlifeandfamily.org/events/cr20-SFCA/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 20 Fabian; Pope, Martyr,  Sebastian; Martyr
Tuesday 21 Agnes; Virgin, Martyr
Wednesday 22 Day of Prayer For the Legal Protection Of Unborn Children,  Blessed Laura Vicuña
Thursday 23 Marianne Cope; Virgin, Vincent; Deacon, Martyr
Friday 24 Francis de Sales; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday 25 Conversion of St Paul, Apostle
Sunday  26 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of Last Week:  $4,200.
Weekly Parish Expenses:   $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Isaiah 41: 1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Matthew 3:13-17. Isaiah shares the Lord’s promise of a servant of the Lord who will come forth and bring justice to the nations. In the second reading, Peter tells those gathered that God shows no partiality. All who fear him and act uprightly are acceptable to him. In the Gospel, Jesus is baptized by John, and the Spirit of God descends upon him.

 

Battesimo Del Signore
 
Il Battesimo di Gesù è simbolo e anticipo del nostro battesimo. Con esso siamo figli di Dio e nulla può cancellare. Nemmeno il tradimento, il fatto che siamo figli suoi. Il battesimo opera in noi una trasformazione radicale, una nuova nascita. Diventiamo Cristo, dobbiamo vivere come Lui, come Gesù nell’obbedienza del Padre e nell’amore dei fratelli fino al dono di noi stessi.

 

耶穌受洗節今天的福音記述耶穌開始祂的傳教生活。祂公開傳教之前的的生活似乎是隱蔽的,那和祂一起長大的人,對我們今天覺得非常珍貴的祂的誕辰一無所知,我們靜靜地默想祂降生時,聖母有沒有感動得流淚,祂的第一句話是什麼?祂童年的生活是怎樣的?祂周圍的人不會去關心,甚至連想也不會去想。他們覺得祂祇是個普通的人,是瑪利亞和若瑟的兒子、祂的父親是個木匠。今天的福音顯示出耶穌的真正身份:「耶穌在約旦河接受若翰給他付洗……天開了……有聲音從天上說:『你是我的愛子,我因你而喜悅』」因着他們這次相遇,因着這一幕,我們認識到祂是天主之子。耶穌藉着祂的說話、教訓、行為、治病、寬恕、聖蹟、和祂的犧牲彰顯出祂天主之子的身份。

從祂的聖洗聯想到我們自己的聖洗,我們藉着祂的苦難、聖死和復活,獲得了天主義子的名份,因着領聖體聖事,我們的血有着祂的血,我們的肉體有着祂的肉,我們成了祂的兄弟,我們要怎樣去生活才能表示出我們對這寶貴的身份的謝意呢?

 

Jesus who has no need to be baptized, which John the Baptist so astutely recognizes in today’s gospel, chooses to be baptized despite John’s resistance to do so. Jesus chooses to share the very human experience of the need to be forgiven and commit oneself to God. He has already committed himself to our human condition in fulfillment of the will of the Father. However, he demonstrates his willingness to do so in the very public forum of the River Jordan. His Father affirms this mission and his pleasure with Jesus. Our own baptism is in imitation of that of Jesus. However, we are baptized into the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, into a full sharing in that same mission of fulfilling the will of the Father. I’m not sure I (we) fully understand the depth of that spiritual relationship. It is the challenge of an entire life to do so until we can hear the Father one day affirm to us individually, “You are my beloved child with whom I am well pleased.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Ella Benedetti
Rest in Peace
Anthony De La Riva – Victoria Lavin – Jung Kim
 
Mass Intentions for the Week
Sunday  January 12, 2020
7:30 Mario Amato +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Deceased Chinese Parishioners of SS. Peter and Paul +
11:45 Salvatore (Duke) Cresci + – Jessie Jobe + (Conc.)
1:00 The Fanucchi Family & Lucchesi Family +
5:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
Monday  January 13, 2020
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 In Honor of the Infant of Prague – Intention Mary May Manahan (Conc.)
Tuesday   January 14, 2020
7:00 Al & Angeline Cabito +
9:00 Birthday of Amerigo Sbragia +
Wednesday January 15, 2020
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Louis Ferralis & Albertina Sultana +
Thursday   January 16, 2020
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of Antonia D’Ascoli +
Friday  January 17, 2020
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Pietro Piazza +
Saturday  January 18, 2020
7:30 Barbara Vulpi +
9:00 Candido Lueza +
5:00 The Louis Greco Family +

Particular Items

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years) and the kindergarten of Saints Peter and Paul School will host their annual open house on January today from 10AM-12PM. Applications for the fall of 2020 will be available. An open house for all of SSPP School will be on January 29th at 6PM.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

January is the month of our Salesian Saints: On January 22, we celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our pre-kindergarten. On January 24, we celebrate St. Francis de Sales, Don Bosco’s patron, and namesake of the society, and on January 26 we celebrate Don Bosco himself!

The Magi Visit Fr. Armand!
On the feast of the Epiphany,  the Magi were on a quest to seek something they could not quite define, but they knew it was something important and meaningful. Fr. Armand was also visited by the Magi and Kind Herod (cast by the CCD students  last Sunday).   Although Fr. Armand was not able to attend Mass because he was not feeling well, he was overjoyed by the visit and he heard the Gospel after all!

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on  Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room. There will be a short presentation on a Salesian subject, and the group will discuss Willa Cather’s “Death Comes For the Archbishop.” For more information email franklavin@comcast.net.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every and no faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793. Check out these great videos from last year’s Walk:

Eucharistic Adoration for Life: As we have done since the very first Walk for Life West Coast, Saints Peter and Paul hosts all-night adoration for life the night before the Walk, which means someone needs to be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament all night long. To schedule a shift during the night, please email Gibbons. After 10PM, enter through the parish office.The parking lot will be open.

Clericus Classic Basketball: Priests and Seminarians Face Off! On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Fifth Annual Clericus Basketball Classic will be held at the gym of Serra High School 451 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The game features priests and seminarians. Archbishop Cordileone will be the official host and honorary tipoff referee. Families and friends and future seminarians are invited to come out and have fun. Also games for kids and a raffle—first prize $1000! Ticket prices: adults $10, children $5. Tickets are available at the door. Credit card and cash will be accepted. Last year’s game was won in the final seconds with two free throws by SSPP’s own alum, Fr. Alvin Yu! Sponsored by the Office of Vocations of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. To learn more about Archdiocesan vocations: Fr. Cameron Faller at vocations@sfarch.org

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.
 
God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 12 The Baptism of the Lord
Monday 13 Hilary; Bishop, Doctor
Tuesday 14 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 15 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 16 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 17 Anthony; Abbot
Saturday 18 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week  $4,098.
Average Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
January 1, Mary the Mother of God: $1,876.
Christmas Masses: $13,720.
Second Collection (Music Ministry): $1,329.
Christmas Appeal: $21,431.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Isaiah 60: 1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12. Isaiah prophesies that a light has come to Jerusalem, while darkness covers the earth. All will come to the city bearing gold and frankincense, and proclaiming the praises of the Lord. Paul tells the Ephesians that Gentiles are coheirs of God, along with the people of Israel. In the Gospel, magi arrive in Jerusalem from the east in search of the newborn king of the Jews. Herod is troubled by this, and the magi visit Mary and her child and offer gifts.

Epifania del Signore

Cercare la verità è neccessario comw l’aria che respiriamo. Quando questa ricerca è messa a tacere, come avviene nella nostra società che si accontenta di soddisfare i bisogni materiali, nasce l’insoddisfazione e l’infelicità. Ognia uomo è chiamato, come i Magi, ad essere un riceratore del senso della propria vita, pena un’esistenza superficiale e mediocre.

主顯節

今天我們看到三個在尋找的人,他們是三位賢士,看到天上的異星,千里迢迢從東方來到耶路撒冷,尋找新生的君王。他們長途拔涉地來到耶穌跟前,獻上最珍貴的禮物:黃金、孔香、殁藥。我們每人生命中都有一顆異星,帶領我們走向天主,我們可曾跟着它的帶領,用心去尋找祂?如果我們找到了,有否把我們的心交給祂?

主顯節的一週裏,我們會讀到耶穌初次顯示祂的天主性,在聖殿中與經師們交談,聆聽他們,詢問他們。聖母和聖若瑟三天焦急地尋找祂。我覺得他們尋找的是耶穌的天主性,幼年的耶穌,看來祇是個聰明的孩子,和平常人沒有多大分別,要相信祂是天主,需要多大的信德!他們不明白耶穌說祂必需在祂父親那裡,但把一切默記於心,不斷存想。多麼好的典範!

「耶穌在智慧和身量上,並在天主和人前的恩愛上,漸漸增長」(路二:52)。願我們也在智慧、身心和在天主和人前的恩愛上漸漸增長。

在2016年已盡,2017年伊始之日,我們有沒想到過去一年中,有些後悔的事,希望能夠重新做一次?天主永遠給我們機會重頭再來。願各位抖擻精神活好新的一年。在愛主愛人上日漸增長!

From Fr. Gael: The story of the Magi is unique to the Gospel of Matthew. It was an invitation to the newly born Christian Church to understand that Christ from his birth was here for everybody, not just for the Jewish community become Christian. This was an enormous step forward for the children of the Old Covenant. It called them to open themselves to something beyond their previous experience. What does the epiphany mean today? I would posit that it really means the same thing all over again. Jesus calls us always to something beyond our previous experience. Christ is not limited in any fashion in his outreach. For this he was born, lived, died and rose from the dead in an explosion of love of infinite outreach. To this we are called to be, as Jesus, an explosion of love of infinite outreach. It is as much of a challenge for us today as it was for the early Christian community.–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Rest-in-Peace
Mary Josephine Stechschulle – Tony De La Riva
Florine Konkel – Doris Giuliotti

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday January 5, 2020
7:30 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, and Frances Cresci +
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday January 6, 2020
7:00 Joe Frew +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + – Florine Konkel + (Conc.)

Tuesday January 7, 2020
7:00 Thanksgiving from Alberto & Eva Siu Lu
9:00 Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday January 8, 2020
7:00 Dino Ferrari +
9:00 Luis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Thursday January 9, 2020
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +

Friday January 10, 2020
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Antoni Corona +

Saturday January 11, 2020
7:30 Eugene Charles Payne, III +
9:00 Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

SBGC Cioppinos! January is right around the corner, which means just one thing in North Beach: Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Cioppino! This year’s Cioppinos will be on January 11 & 18 and February 1 & 8. Call the Club at 415-397-3068 for tickets! And remember. All proceeds benefit the Club!

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years) and the kindergarten of Saints Peter and Paul School will host their annual open house on January 12, 2020 from 10AM-12PM. Applications for the fall of 2020 will be available at that time. An open house for all of SSPP School will be on January 29th at 6PM.

January is the month of our Salesian Saints: On January 22, we celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our pre-kindergarten. On January 24, we celebrate St. Francis de Sales, Don Bosco’s patron, and namesake of the society, and at the end of the month we celebrate Don Bosco himself:

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every and no faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.

Eucharistic Adoration for Life: As we have done since the very first Walk for Life West Coast, Saints Peter and Paul hosts all-night adoration for life the night before the Walk, which means someone needs to be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament all night long. To schedule a shift during the night, please call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. The parking lot will be open.

Clericus Classic Basketball: Priests and Seminarians Face Off! On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Fifth Annual Clericus Basketball Classic will be held at the gym of Serra High School 451 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The game features priests and seminarians. Archbishop Cordileone will be the official host and honorary tipoff referee. Families and friends and future seminarians are invited to come out and have fun. Also games for kids and a raffle—first prize $1000! Ticket prices: adults $10, children $5. Tickets are available at the door. Credit card and cash will be accepted. Last year’s game was won in the final seconds with two free throws by SSPP’s own alum, Fr. Alvin Yu! Sponsored by the Office of Vocations of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. To learn more about Archdiocesan vocations: Fr. Cameron Faller at vocations@sfarch.org

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 05 The Epiphany of the Lord
Monday 06 Christmas Weekday, André Bessette; Religious
Tuesday 07 Christmas Weekday, Raymond of Peñafort; Priest
Wednesday 08 Christmas Weekday
Thursday 09 Christmas Weekday
Friday 10 Christmas Weekday
Saturday 11 Christmas Weekday
Sunday 12 The Baptism of the Lord

Your faithful donations of December 22/23: $5,055.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,922.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!