Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45. In the first reading, God promises life and liberty to the Israelites. In the second reading, Saint Paul reminds the Romans that they must strive to overcome their sinful natures so as to live in union with Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead and makes the bold proclamation that those who believe in him will never die.

Domenica 5A Di Quaresima

 Il termine “vita” è parola chiave del Vangelo, tanto da costituirne un tema dominante. Cristo è la Vita: chi accoglie la sua Parola è in grado di spezzare il dominio della morte. Gesù lo sottolinea nella risurrezione di Lazzaro, segno profetico della sua risurrezione. I battezzati divengano promotori di vita. Con le loro scelte positive contribuiscano a spingere la storia verso cieli nuovi e terre nuove.

 

封齋期第五主日

 

今天我們仍舊讀若望福音,以下是充滿感情的一段:我們看到幾個感人的景像:耶穌的好朋友瑪利亞的弟弟拉匝祿死了,耶穌要藉復活了拉匝祿來光榮天主聖父,也為安慰日後看到祂被釘死的門徒,特意在拉匝祿死了之後,延遲了兩天才去。耶穌看到瑪利亞、瑪爾大和同她一起來的猶太人哭泣,就動了情感,也感傷流淚。門徒知道耶穌此行有大危險,因為猶太人想砸死祂,便說:「我們也去同他一起死吧!」另一方面,瑪爾大和瑪利亞都深信耶穌向天主求任何事都得到應許。從這些細節中,我們看到耶穌和祂的友人之間的愛和信賴。

 

耶穌叫拉匝祿復活,教訓我們兩端非常重要的道理:天主賜給人宗教道德的高尚生活,好使人得到永生;罪惡使靈魂死亡,比肉身的死亡更不幸。

 

在這四十日的封齋期內,望教的朋友們為自己的領洗和新生作好準備,讓我們也和他們一起,整頓心神,求天主把我們從罪惡中解脫,努力遵守祂的訓導,愛主愛人,做天主的好兒女。

 

 

From Fr. Gael: The conversation with Martha carries the most important teaching. Jesus tells her. “I am the resurrection and the life.” The Resurrection is not just something that happened to him: he is the Resurrection, the one in whom all souls find hope. This is the ultimate miracle of Jesus Christ: He rises from the dead and gives that miracle of LIFE to us. But in this gospel what fascinates me is that Jesus, just before raising Lazarus from the dead, stops at his tomb and weeps. It is here that Jesus consecrates the depth of human loss at the death of a loved one. If Jesus sept before death, then so can we with faith the miracle that Jesus gives to us with his own death and Resurrection. What more could we want! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Romilda Garibaldi
All Who have Perished From the Coronavirus

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 March 29, 2020
                7:30        Thanksgiving from Alex, Whitney, & James Burkhardt
8:45        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     Dora Lunardi Quilici +
1:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 Monday                               March 30, 2020
                7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni + –
Happy 100th Birthday Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB

Tuesday                               March 31, 2020
                7:00        Luigi Grilli +
9:00        Alfio Pierantoni +

Wednesday       April 1, 2020
                7:00        Birthday Blessings Eva Muntean
9:00        Alda Maggiora +

Thursday                             April 2, 2020
                7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Special Blessings Martino Maranghi

Friday                                  April 3, 2020
                7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Felice, Grazia, Francisco, & Maria Spingola +

Saturday                              April 4, 2020
                7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        81st Anniversary of the Birth of John Borzoni +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Particular Items

Liturgies of the Sacred Triduum: It’s heartbreaking but we must celebrate the Liturgies of the Sacred Triduum without our beloved congregation of Saints Peter and Paul The Liturgies of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday will be livestreamed.

Second Collection: Today we have second collection for the poor. Please donate through our website or mail us a check!

Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday! The great priest turns 100 tomorrow, March 30. And he is still working for all of us in the most important way: concelebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass daily for the needs of the world. He thanks you for all your birthday wishes, and here are some pictures from his long, long ministry!

 

Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

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 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. 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!

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                29           Fifth Sunday of Lent
Monday               30           Lenten Weekday
Tuesday               31           Lenten Weekday
Wednesday         01           Lenten Weekday
Thursday             02           Lenten Weekday, Francis of Paola, Hermit
Friday                  03           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              04           Lenten Weekday, Isidore; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 05           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7. 10-13a; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38. In the first reading, the Lord sends Samuel to Jesse of Bethlehem because the Lord has chosen the new king from among Jesse’s sons. Samuel goes, and anoints David in the presence of his brothers. In Saint Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, he exhorts them to live as children of light. In the Gospel, Jesus encounters a man blind from birth. After Jesus gives the man sight, the Pharisees become divided over the account. The man defends Jesus, explaining that he must be from God.

Domenica 4A Di Quaresima

 In un mondo in cui violenza, conflitto, rivalità e menzogna sembrano avere il sopravvento, la presenza dei cristiani pone una forza di segno contrario. La bontà è vita di amore, accoglienza, disponibilità, perdono; la giustizia è onestà, apertura alla volontà del Signore; la verità è adesione al Vangelo e ai suoi criteri. La famiglia e la comunità cristiana sono luoghi in cui si manifesta la luce, in cui si educa alla fede e ai suoi valori.

封齋期第四主日(四旬期第四主日)

今天的福音記述耶穌治好胎生瞎子。聖史若望用了好長的一段,描寫瞎子被法利塞人反覆盤問,以至問到他的父母,目的無非是想低貶耶穌,想盡方法去說服其他人,祂不是默西亞。他們不肯相信那失明的人先前是瞎子,後來經耶穌醫治後看見了,最後他們說耶穌是罪人,不守安息日,在安息日治病。這一切無非都是極力想否認耶穌的能力。但敵不過瞎子極力證明,終於祇好把瞎子趕出會堂。

瞎子單純的信德和法利塞人的不信造成強烈的對比。他和耶穌的對話令人佩服:耶穌問:「你信人子麼?」回答:「主,他是誰?好使我去信他。」他原本以為耶穌是先知,但從耶穌所行的奇跡,他相信耶穌的話可靠,耶穌說:「你已看見他了,和你講話的就是!」瞎子聽了就信,他說:「主,我信。」並立即俯伏朝拜了耶穌。多麼單純的信德!

我們對耶穌的態度是怎樣?像法利塞人的多疑不信嗎?還是像瞎子那樣單純地信?

 

Fr. Gael: We have all heard the saying, “Appearances deceive.;” and “You can’t tell a book by its cover.” It boils down to this: “Things are often not what they might appear to be. The seven older handsome sons of Jesse are all brought before the prophet Samuel for his confirmation that one of them is to be the King of Israel. Yet Samuel cannot validate any of them. Then Samuel is told there is one more, the youngest, and he is brought in from tending the animals, smelling of sheep. It is this ruddy lad who is chosen to be king. God’s criteria are not our criteria. We should not forget that in our sometimes facile judgments of people.

In the gospel again appearances deceive. Evidently the gospel is about the cure of the blind man, or so we think. Yet as the gospel progresses, we being to ponder about who the really blind ones are. The blind man sees and those who are not blind cannot see. Now let’s put it all together and SEE what we have. God works in ways beyond our limited capacity to understand and in ways which puzzle and question our understanding. God is a master of paradox. Things are not always what they seem. Where does that leave us? Trust beyond clear understanding is what is required knowing that in relation to us, God always acts out of love. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                  March 22, 2020

7:30        Prna Shllku +
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45     Ernesto Bacino & Carla Ferrando + – Lucia Montalvo +
1:00        Carlos Manuel Martinez +
5:00        Aldino Devincenzi +

 Monday                                March 23, 2020

7:00        To Mary Help of Christians for a Quck Cure for the Coronavirus
9:00        100th Anniversary of the Birth of Edith Davis +

Tuesday                                March 24, 2020

7:00        Sam Carini +
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin +

Wednesday                         March 25, 2020

7:00        Healing Valerie Meehan
9:00        Soul of Eleanor Sabini +

Thursday                              March 26, 2020

7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Anna Cipollina +

Friday                                     March 27, 2020

7:00        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Lee Friedman +

Saturday                               March 28, 2020

7:30        For an Increase in Vocations to the Priesthood, Religious Life, and Ministry                                 in the Church
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
5:00        Jeffrey Burns +

 

Particular Items

Mass Attendance and the Coronavirus:

We are so sad that public Masses are not allowed during the epidemic. Please be assured that your Salesian priests are praying for YOU, the people of Saints Peter and Paul in addition to the scheduled intentions at every Mass!

Our Salesians are of course available for the anointing of the sick and for any funerals.

Office Hours: Office hours are uncertain.

Online Catholic Resources during the epidemic:

Magnificat: All Daily Prayers/ Mass Readings/ and Reflections

Parents! Living Faith for Kids! (loads slowly be patient!)

Streaming Masses and Daily Prayer (follow the links):

St. Dominic’s

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Star of the Sea

Saints Peter and Paul does not have that capability yet, but we are working on it.

IMPORTANT: If you are elderly and need help/errands/ etc. let us know by email   or call 415-421-0809 and leave a message. We have a group of young people able and eager to help. Also, check on your elderly neighbors personally and see if they need help. A lot of them are not online.

Donations Needed! With no Masses our cash flow has been badly impacted, as you might imagine. You can still support your Church online here.

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

The Annunciation of the Lord: On Wednesday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation! Come join us!

Mass Attendance and the Coronavirus:

We are so sad that public Masses are not allowed during the epidemic. Please be assured that your Salesian priests are praying for YOU, the people of Saints Peter and Paul in addition to the scheduled intentions at every Mass!

Our Salesians are of course available for the anointing of the sick and for any funerals.

Office Hours: Office hours are uncertain.

Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Want to make Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday extra special? Contribute to the New Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul Scholarship endowment! 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 with SF’s insane cost of living many families need help! Feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219 for more info.

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.

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

 

Prayer in time of Pestilence

O Blessed San Rocco
Patron of the sick,

Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.

Your power was so great
When you were in this world,

That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.

Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.

Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(Repeat the following 3 times)

Saint Rocco, pray for us,
That we may be preserved

From all diseases of body and soul.

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                  22           Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
Monday                23           Turibus of Mogrovejo; Bishop
Tuesday                24           Oscar Romero; Bishop, Martyr
Wednesday           25           The Annunciation of the Lord
Thursday               26           Lenten Weekday
Friday                    27           Lenten Weekday
Saturday               28           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                   29           The Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

 

IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS NEWS!!

From Archbishop Cordileone:

There is to be no cancellation of regularly-scheduled Sunday and weekday Masses (the latter very rarely if ever draw more than 250 people). For us as Catholics, Sunday worship is essential. It should be noted, too, that the Health Officer of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Tomás J. Aragón, in his Order No. C19-05 issued on Wednesday, explicitly mentions that places of worship are not included among “Mass Gatherings”.

As mentioned in the previous communication of March 9th, people who are ill and those whose condition of health makes them especially vulnerable to infection by the COVID-19 virus are already, because of their situation, exempt from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. In addition to this, for those who are healthy but feel anxiety from fear of contracting the virus in a large public gathering, I hereby dispense them from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass. Those in this situation should observe other means of keeping the Lord’s Day holy, as explained in the March 9th memorandum. One might also take into consideration the fact that, since the virus has a long incubation period and so it is possible to be infected for many days without knowing, it could be considered an act of charity toward others to refrain from church attendance, especially if one is aware of having been in a situation where exposure to the virus could have easily happened.

 

Exodus 17:3-7; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42. In their fear and need, the Israelites grumble against Moses and the Lord. God responds by meeting those needs with water flowing from the rock. Saint Paul writes to the Romans that we have been justified by faith through Jesus—his death gives us life. In the Gospel, Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at the well and tells her he is the Messiah.

Domenica 3A Di Quaresima

Al centro della liturgia odierno sta l’acqua come punto d’incontro di due interlocutori: l’uomo e Dio. L’acqua diventa il simbolo che compendia ed esprime la richiesta dell’uomo e la risposta di Dio. L’esistenza umana rivela aspirazioni sconfinate: sete di amore, ricerca della verità, sete di giustizia, di libertà, di pace… Sono desideri spesso inappagati. Nella tradizione biblica Dio stesso è la fonte dell’acqua viva.

封齋期第三主日(四旬期第三主日)

本主日和下主日我們不讀瑪竇福而讀若望福音。今天,若望福音記載耶穌和撒瑪黎雅婦人的對話,耶穌告訴她祂有活水,人喝了不會再渴。這段福音是耶穌最長的一段談話,內容十分豐富,包含許多層次:

第一:個人的方面的 — 耶穌對撒瑪黎雅婦人逐步開導,先以活水啟發她,向她說明祂所賜的活水是天主的恩寵,人藉這恩寵而得永生;其次以揭露她的秘密,使她認識耶穌自己是先知,繼續教導她應以心神以真理朝拜天主。婦人接受耶穌的教導痛改前非。(節錄聖經若望福音四章註一)

第二:社會方面的:婦人悔改後做門徒的工作,宣傳耶穌的教導。

第三:讓門徒們知道天主的慈悲是沒有邊際的,不限國界,不分種族,對人人平等。

 

From Fr. Gael: We who live in California know the value of water. We have often over recent years been caught in times of drought. We long for the rain to come and fill our reservoirs and provide us with water to fill our needs. The first reading today comes from the Book of Exodus where Moses has to deal with the thirst of the grumbling people of Israel. The Lord God gives Moses the power to draw water from a rock. This water satisfies the need of the people, yet one more sign of the provident love of God. In the Gospel a Samaritan woman comes to the well to fill the vessel of her need for water. After an interesting game of conversational tag with Jesus, Jesus wins. (Be careful who you play tag with!) How different are than the Samaritan women? How often do we play tag with Jesus? In the end he offers the Samaritan women living water that will slake her thirst forever. He offers me and you the same! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Jaxon Maverick Trillo

Weddings
Nathan Dinh and Christine Manimtim

 Rest-in-Peace
Pauline Craig – Marshall Roberts

 Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                 March 15, 2020
                7:30        Stephanie Lazio Cincotta +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15       Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB +
11:45       GB De Martini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family + 

Monday                               March 16, 2020
                7:00        Henry Ravetto +
9:00        Dora Lunardi Quilici +

Tuesday                               March 17, 2020
                7:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00        Francesco Passanisi & Albert Joseph Romeo +

Wednesday                        March 18, 2020
                7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Birthday of Samuel M. Bugayong

Thursday                             March 19, 2020
                7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Josephine Mazzucco + – In Honor of St. Joseph (Conc.)

Friday                                   March 20, 2020
                7:00        In Honor of San Giuseppe for Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi +
6:30        Intention Valerie Meehan

Saturday                              March 21, 2020
                7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        Louis & Enes Greco +

Particular Items

IMPORTANT!!

With safety of parishioners and staff in mind, and in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Public Health and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Salesians and senior staff of Saints Peter and Paul have made the following decisions, effective from Friday, March 13 through Wednesday, March 25:

Monday through Saturday we will celebrate the regular 7:00 & 9:00 AM Masses. The Church will close following the 9AM Mass, except for previously scheduled weddings and baptisms.
On Saturdays the Church will reopen for the vigil Mass.
On Sundays the Church will celebrate the regular Masses and be open regular hours.
On Wednesdays 7:00 PM adoration and Bible Study are cancelled.
On Fridays 1:00PM Stations of the Cross and the special 6:30PM Mass and Soup Supers are cancelled.

Our Salesians are of course available for the anointing of the sick and for any funerals.

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

Daily Rosary: We are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

40 Days for Life” is a peaceful prayer vigil that takes place from Ash Wednesday (February 26) through Palm Sunday (March 5) at Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. 40 Days for Life prayer vigils are held in 950 cities in 64 countries. To learn more or schedule a vigil time, go to: http://www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco/

St. Patrick: On Tuesday we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Patrick, co-patron of our Archdiocese.

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.

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for Catholic Relief Services.

St. Joseph: On Thursday, we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and also a co-patron of our Archdiocese. St. Joseph, pray for us!

Fr. Armand’s Party POSTPONED:! As we all know, on March 30, our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri will celebrate his 100th Birthday! We had planned a 100th Birthday party following the 5PM Mass on Saturday, March 28. but due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, we are postponing. After things become a little clearer, we will schedule a new date. For those who have already purchased tickets, we will hold on to your money for the new event, or if you prefer, send you a refund.

Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Want to make Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday extra special? Contribute to the New Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul Scholarship endowment! Feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219 for more info.

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 or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Our 2020 Archdiocesan Appeal has begun. This year’s assessment is $89,853. The assessment supports so many good works around the Archdiocese, many of which help us directly here at Saints Peter and Paul. Last year, 118 families or individuals contributed. Because this is a shared obligation, Fr. Gael would like EVERY family in the parish to contribute in whatever amount is possible, no matter how small. And those who can are invited to join the 1% club—$898, 1% of our assessment.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                15           Third Sunday of Lent
Monday               16           Lenten Weekday
Tuesday               17           Patrick; Bishop, Patron
Wednesday         18           Cyril of Jerusalem; Bishop. Doctor
Thursday             19           Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday                  20           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              21           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                22           Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

Your faithful donations of last week        $3,307.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                          $20,715.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

 

Genesis 12: 1-4a; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17: 1-9. Abram is sent by God to a new land, so that from him, God will create a new nation. In the second reading, Timothy is encouraged to bear his share of the hardship in living and proclaiming the Gospel. In the Gospel, Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain where he is transfigured before them.

 

Domenica 2A Di Quaresima

 La vita è un cammino verso una mèta. Ciascuno porta nel cuore aspirazioni, progetti e ideali a volte confusi. Per perseguirli e realizzarli si cercano presenze significative, qualche segno che indichi la direzione. La vita cristiana è posta sotto il segno della tentazione e Dio può sembrare lontano, assente. Il silenzio di Dio può suscitare smarrimento e sconcerto. Chi ha scelto Dio e si fida di lui sa che la sua vita avrà un esito positivio.

 

四旬期第二主日

今天的福音叙述耶穌顯聖容的事跡,這事跡發生在耶穌第一次預言自己的苦難之後不久,好像為證明伯多說過的:「祢是默西亞,永生天主之子。」同時也要鼓勵宗徒們,不要為了耶穌所受苦難而氣餒。要他們明白,苦難不損天主聖子的光榮,而是祂獲得光榮的必經之路。

耶穌在他們面前變得容貎光輝奪目,四周的景況安樂平和,使伯多祿禁不住歡呼起來, 要搭起帳棚,留在那裏。但大博爾山上的快樂是暫時的,祇是耶穌光榮復活的先兆而已。它又是日後宗徒傳教時不能忘懷的景像,是他們的精神食糧。耶穌離世升天後他們為傳揚福音,像耶穌一樣受苦受難時,大博爾山上那句話:「這是我的愛子,我所喜悅的,你們要聽從祂。」激勵他們、安慰他們,使他們能夠不怕艱困,勇往直前。這段事跡也叫日後的我們,要效法被釘在十字架上的耶穌,也要緊記在大博爾山上天主聖父的話,不怕艱難困苦,好能日後也分享祂的光榮與真福。

 

From Fr. Gael: Jesus knew his people very well. He had predicted his suffering, death and resurrection to them. That was his plan but was certainly not the plan of his Messiah concept driven intimate group of disciples. They were glory bound. Suffering and death did not fit in their plans. So a few days later we have the Transfiguration. This event is for the bolstering of the spirit of the disciples. Jesus did not need the Transfiguration to bolster his own ego. The disciples needed the shoring up. We are very much like the disciples. None of us is attracted to the suffering and death part of following Jesus. We need the light at the end of the tunnel to give us perspective and guide up onward. We need a Transfiguration in our lives. But Christ already did that. This means that we are responsible for the Transfiguration event in our own faith life. It is in embracing a plan other than our own that we find the Tranfiguration of Christ in our very own lives. We have to make the journey. We have to climb Tabor. There we will find Christ and the glory that comes with the suffering and death that are part of the plan. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Asher Marcus Lee – Alexander Lai

Weddings
Randy Lau and Jackie Shen

Rest-in-Peace
John Zuffo

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                       March 8, 2020

7:30     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45     Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15   Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45   Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
1:00     Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
5:00     Anton Canepa +

Monday                      March 9, 2020

7:00     Olga Cuneo +
9:00     Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

Tuesday                      March 10, 2020

7:00     Intention Jennifer Bugayong & Birthday of Victoria Bugayong +
9:00     Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB +

Wednesday                March 11, 2020

7:00     Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00     Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                   March 12, 2020

7:00     Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00     Louis Ferralis & Alfredo Panelli +

Friday                         March 13, 2020

7:00     Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00     Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
6:30     Sam Carini +

Saturday                    March 14, 2020

7:30     Thanksgiving Sharalyn Sadie
9:00     Birthday of Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
5:00     The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Particular Items

Daily Rosary: We are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Wednesday Night Confessions: On all the Wednesdays of Lent we will have confessions in the Church from 7-8PM.

Stations of the Cross: We will observe the Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent at 1:00 PM.

Friday Night Mass and Soup Suppers. Every Friday throughout Lent, there will be special Friday Mass in the Church at 6:30 PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory.

40 Days for Life” is a peaceful prayer vigil that takes place from Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday (March 5) at Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. 40 Days for Life prayer vigils are held in 950 cities in 64 countries. (Our former Archbishop George Niederauer called abortion businesses “the Golgotha of our time”). To learn more or schedule a vigil time, go to: 40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco/

Lenten Penance Service: On Monday, March 30, at 7:00PM, we will have our Lenten Penance Service with individual confession. All parishioners are urged to attend.

Eucharistic Adoration: We have Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 7-8PM. Also on Wednesdays we have Scripture Study at 6:30PM, 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.

CANCELLED: St. Joseph Table’s: The Wednesday, March 18 St. Joseph’s Table dinner has been cancelled.

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

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Our 2020 Archdiocesan Appeal has begun. This year’s assessment is $89,853. The assessment supports so many good works around the Archdiocese, many of which help us directly here at Saints Peter and Paul. Last year, 118 families or individuals contributed. Because this is a shared obligation, Fr. Gael would like EVERY family in the parish to contribute in whatever amount is possible, no matter how small. And those who can are invited to join the 1% club—$898, 1% of our assessment.

Mark Your Calendars! On March 30, our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri will celebrate his 100th Birthday! We will honor this great priest at the 5PM Mass on Saturday, March 28. A 100th Birthday Dinner will follow in the auditorium! Tickets are “$100 for 100 years” for those who can afford it—or for parishioners who might not be able to do that, $75. There are a limited number of tickets—please call 415-421-0809 to reserve yours! No tickets will be sold at the door.

Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Want to make Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday extra special? Contribute to the New Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul Scholarship endowment! 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 with SF’s insane cost of living many families need help! Feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219 for more info.

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.

 

Rite of Election, 2020: Here are Saints. Peter & Paul Elect and Candidates at the Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption on March 1, 2020. The Elect (those to be Baptized, receive the Eucharist, and be Confirmed at the Easter Vigil) are Michael Elliott, Rebekah Elliott, Shane Kennedy, Teresa Sui Bing Leung, & Paul Chen Yu Luo. The Candidates (Baptized already, but entering into full communion with the Catholic Church) are Steve Caporelli and Flavia Pinto. Please pray for them as they continue their Lenten journey!

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday            08        Second Sunday of Lent
Monday           09        Lenten Weekday, Frances of Rome; Religious
Tues-Sat          10-14   Lenten Weekdays
Sunday            15          Third Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,375.
Ash Wednesday:                                     $2,235.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                    $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!