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!

 

 

 

 

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