Isaiah 58:7-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16. In the first reading from Isaiah, the Lord says to care for others, and then your light shall break forth like the dawn. Saint Paul writes to the Corinthians of Christ crucified. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples they are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

 

Domenica 5A Del Tempo Ordinario

La cristianità d’oggi rischia di nascondere la luce di Cristo. La non-coscienza della soliderietà, il didinteresse per una’espressione comunitaria della nostra fede, la politica del lavarsi le mani, l’intervento ingenuo in difesa dell’ordine costituito impediscono alle comunità ecclesiali di fare luce. È necessaria una riflessione perchè le strutture non diventino schermo o controtestimonianza della nostra Chiesa.

常年期第五主日作天主的見證並不是件容易的事,但這正是所有基督的跟隨者應有的責任。我們看到古往今來不人少為天主作證的英勇行為,有的甚至為信仰而犧牲生命。到底我們怎樣為天主作證呢?在山中聖訓中耶穌對門徒、也是對我們說:「你們是地上的鹽。」一道菜若沒有放鹽,我們立刻就發覺了它失去了應有的美味,世界也是,若沒有基督所展示的生命的價值,也失去了它的美好,需要我們把它應有的美好展現出來。

耶穌又說:「你們是世界的光。」今日的世界,人人可見,充滿着黑暗、邪惡和不義,每一角落都在祈求真光到來。有些情況往往需要我們大膽地把基督的教導展示在人面前。但不要忘記,為基督作證有時不需要言語、不必等待時機,而是每時每刻。因為耶穌說:「讓人們看見你們的善行,而讚頌你們的在天之父。」默想今天的讀經一和讀經二,你將會得到作見證的靈感。

星期六(二月十一日)是紀念1858年聖母在露德顯現。聖母要我們祈禱、悔攺、克己聽從耶穌的教訓。

From Fr. Gael: Faith is not static. It is “dynamic.” Today’s scripture witnesses to that truth. Sometimes people find difficulty with what they call “social religion.” They prefer private altars that have no connection with those around them. In the first reading, in which Isaiah speaks to the post exile Israelites and the Responsorial Psalm as well, we are given a job description of what God expects. Both readings are very specific. They are not static. They are dynamic. They do not speak of private altars, but rather of concern for others. It is not “social religion.” It is what God expects. And if that isn’t enough, Jesus Gospel. We are to be “salt” and “light.” Salt is a catalyst, and light is fast and penetrating. Both are dynamic. It looks like this Sunday’s scripture does not let us get off lightly but rather calls us to delightfully flavorful and act with the speed of light. That should keep us busy in the following of the Word of God. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Cillian Butler – Ava Giovanna Aicardi

 

Rest-in-Peace
Mike Dunne – Michael Nnadi – Fr. Vincent Musaby’Imana

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  February 9, 2020
7:30 Louis & John Ferralis +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45 Ronald Ricossa +
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  February 10, 2020
7:00 Ilide Piazza +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto +

Tuesday   February 11, 2020
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Inez & Guido Nicco +

Wednesday February 12, 2020
7:00 Healing Joseph Burbank
9:00 Tony & Cesarina Scopel + –  Anniversary of the Death of Debbie Tino + (Conc.)

Thursday   February 13, 2020
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III  +

 Friday  February 14, 2020
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza +

 Saturday  February 15, 2020
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Teresa Radjenovich +
5:00 Pietro, Adele (Birthday), & Elena Domenici +

Particular Items

Welcome, Mark Diamond! You will have seen a new face around the Church the past two weeks. He is Mark Diamond, who will be working with Joe Latade as our new sacristan. Mark will be filling the capable shoes of retired sacristan David Burbank, and will be filling other roles around the parish as well! We will be having a reception for David,

Confirmations: Today we welcome Fr. Stephen Howell, who will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on these Saints Peter and Paul young people during the 1:00 PM Mass: : 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. We pray that our young people may always be open to the never-failing guidance of the Holy Spirit!

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! Our Lady of Lourdes, 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 is the desire to stop drinking” -Third Tradition of AA.

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.

NEW! Catholic Healthcare in San Francisco? You bet! In November 2020 the Bella Health and Wellness Clinic will open right in the Chancery of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, delivering healthcare to all without compromising Catholic principles. You can learn more here and if you would like to be a supporter of this amazing project, go here.

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 / marykatewinters@hotmail.com. If you are interested in event sponsorship or making a donation, please contact Laura Corleto (415) 652- 9438 / laurajoh@hotmail.com or Lisa Rivera (415) 756-8422 / lisaguminarivera@gmail.com. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”

Sons & Daughters of Italy Polenta Dinner: On Saturday, March 7, the Cornelia Vita Nuova invites you to join them at their annual “Fun”draiser at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco. The fun begins with no-host cocktails at 6:00PM; dinner at 7:00. The menu consists of Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausage, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price for this fundraiser is $43 per person. No payments will be accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Saturday, February 29. Please call Maria at 415-370-3956 or Linda at 415-235-5974 for information and reservations.

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.

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—it’s 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. For more: 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!

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 09 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 10 Scholastica; Virgin
Tuesday 11 Our Lady of Lourdes
Wednesday 12 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 13 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 14 Cyril; Monk, & Methodius, Bishop
Saturday 15 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 16 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,495.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
 

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