Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32. In the first reading, the prophet Malachi describes the one who will prepare a way before the Lord when he comes to purify his people. The author of Hebrews describes how Jesus came to share in flesh and blood like God’s children so as to expiate the sins of the people. In the Gospel, Jesus is taken by Mary and Joseph to be presented in the Temple; he is recognized by Simeon and Anna as the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.
Nel Tempio Di Gerusalemme Gesù Incontra il Suo Popolo
Dalla mangiatoia di Betlemme al tempio di Gerusalemme…A quaranta giorni dalla nascita. Maria e Giuseppe presentano il Bambino al tempio per riscattarlo, secondo la Legge. Festa della luce, oggi è soprattuto festa del primo incontro di Gesù con il suo popolo a Gerusalemme.
Il profeta (I Lettura) intravede questo giorno: “Entrerà nel suo tempio il Signore che voi cercate.” Simeone, mosso dallo Spirito Santo (Vangelo), riconosce nel Bambino il Messia. Lo prende tra le braccia e, colmo di pace e serenità, intona il suo canto di congedo da questo mondo. Ha visto la salvezza per tutti i popoli: luce delle genti e gloria d’Israele. E, dopo aver benedetto i genitori, consegna alla Madre una duplice, misteriosa profezia: questo Bambino sarà “segno di contraddizione,” cioè caduta per chi lo rifiuta e risurrezione per chi lo accetta, e “anche a te una spada trafiggerà l’anima!”…Puoi immaginare il cuore di quella giovane mamma di fronte a questo primo lampo di croce? Gesù (Il Lettura) è venuto per farsi solidale con te. Ha sofferto personalmente per liberarti dal potere del diavolo e dalla schiavitù della morte. Sai che può essere tuo aiuto nelle prove della vita.
From. Fr. Gael: Last week in our scriptures the image of light was prevalent. This week in the Gospel, in the temple Simeon, the prophet, identifies Jesus as that light. Last week was an image. This week the scripture through the voice of Simeon is specific: “….for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” For Simeon, who in a revelation had been promised that he would see the Messiah, seeing Jesus, that is, seeing the light, fulfilled that prophecy and the purpose of his life was fulfilled. So, he utters his famous canticle :Now Lord, you can dismiss your servant in peace because I have seen salvation. Simeon’s statement is faithfilled dramatic. I don’t think we want to make that kind of statement. However, we could make a statement to live our lives fully in faith because we see Christ in our lives and we, thus, become an extension of that light in the sight of all peole for the glory of the people of God. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Aidan Peter DiLoreto – Mia Evelina LaRocca
Wesley J. John Back, Mirella N. Giovanna Brattesani, Elleri A. Lucia Colon, Giani D. Juan Diego Conte, Shane John Esters, Theo Andrew Kim Woeber Gardner, Cooper Anthony Gumina, Lachlan Peter Hovany, Avery John Bosco Ko, Tyler C. Joseph Low-Thorpe, Braydon Basil Mak, Sophia I. Aurea Mallari, Mia F. Maria Mogannam, Abraham M. Augustine Mateo, Giovanni M. Richard Mercurio, Griffin E. Isaiah Merritt, Ramzy Rita Mudawar, Nicolas Paolo John the Baptist Muzzatti, Barclay F. Barclay Ovalle, Oskar M. Oskar Ovalle, Nina I. Victoria Rivera, Isabel Helena Salinas, Iliana P. Catherine San Gabriel, Giuseppe Christopher Scala, Charlotte Madeline Schuth, and Carina I. Theresa White.
Gloria Lavezzo – Alda Maggiora – Mike Dunne
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday February 2, 2020
7:30 Thanksgiving from Deanna Te
8:45 Anniversary of the Death of Americo Sbragia +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 The Pierini & Spes Families +
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, and Frances Cresci +
5:00 Inez Leon +
Monday February 3, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Healing Joseph Burbank (Conc.)
Tuesday February 4, 2020
7:00 Frank Curreri +
9:00 Antonio Corona +
Wednesday February 5, 2020
7:00 Birthday of Joseph Timko
9:00 Joseph & Vincent Passanisi +
Thursday February 6, 2020
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
Friday February 7, 2020
7:00 Angelo Devincenzi +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
Saturday February 8, 2020
7:30 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Felice, Grazia, Francisco, & Maria Spingola +
5:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
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.
Walk for Life West Coast: Thanks to all who made last Saturday’s Walk for Life West Coast such a smashing success–especially our parish which hosted 200 students from Thomas Aquinas College. Tens of thousands of pro-lifers filled Civic Center and Market Street. Many great blessings flowed, none more so than a packed Cathedral:
And this amazing video, which has a must-see story, has already been shared over 20,000 times:
Many more pictures and videos may be found here.
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.
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/
Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators will meet Monday, February 10 at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.
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, at 10:00 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.
Saints Peter and Paul School PTO Spring Event and Auction: “Like, Totally 80’s” will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 6:30 -11:00 PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club located at 1630 Stockton Street in North Beach, San Francisco. Your support is needed in the following ways: 1) Donate an item for our auction. (i.e. gift certificate to a store or a local restaurant, tickets to sports or entertainment events, wine and spirits, or an item of your choice). 2) Be an event sponsor. There are four levels of monetary sponsorship. Sponsors will receive advertisement on our event website and printed media as well as event bonuses. 3) Buy a ticket and join us at our event! Enjoy an evening of blackjack, cocktails, live auction, and dancing. This event is not a sit down dinner. Instead, we will be serving heavy gourmet appetizers and desserts. There will be a no host bar. Music provided by DJ Dennis Gallegos.
Tickets are $100 per guest and can be purchased online here. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary Kate Del Campo at (415) 425-1692 / firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in event sponsorship or making a donation, please contact Laura Corleto (415) 652- 9438 / email@example.com or Lisa Rivera (415) 756-8422 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”
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.
Sunday 02 The Presentation of the Lord
Monday 03 Blaise; Bishop. Martyr, Ansgar; Bishop
Tuesday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 05 Agatha; Virgin, Martyr
Thursday 06 Paul Miki & Companions; Martyrs
Friday 07 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 08 Jerome Emiliani; Saint,Josephine Bakhita; Virgin
Sunday 09 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Your faithful donations of December $5,007.
Second Collection (Church in Latin America): $1,829.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!