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.



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)




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

Jaxon Maverick Trillo

Nathan Dinh and Christine Manimtim

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


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:

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 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

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!




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