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!

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