Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-16, 23-24, 30-31-31; Psalm 33; Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 18:1-6, 10. God will look after his sheep, since bad rulers have led the sheep astray. God will send a new David to lead them who is none other than the Good Shepherd, Jesus. The psalmist tells us: “Blessed are they who put their trust in the Lord.” Paul exhorts all those baptized in Christ to unity, joy, and peace. God’s peace surpasses all understanding and is beyond the power of the human mind. The Gospel tells us that to be a true disciple of Jesus one must be humble and not fear dependence on God the Father.

 Festa di San Giovanni Bosco

O padre e maestro della gioventù, San Giovanni Bosco, che tanto lavorasti per la salvezza delle anime, sii nostra guida nel cercare il bene delle anime nostre e la salvezza del prossimo; aiutaci a vincere le passioni e il rispetto umano; insegnaci ad amare Gesù Sacramentato, Maria Ausiliatrice e il Papa; e implora da Dio per noi una buona morte, affinchè possiamo reggiumgerti in Paradiso. Così sia.

 

今天是聖鮑斯高瞻禮。聖鮑斯高是十九世紀的偉人,他生於1815年8月16日意大利一個小小的鄉村,兩歲時父親逝世由母親撫養長大。母親教他愛天主,愛聖母,愛世人。當時歐洲正逢工業革命,很多家庭受到失業的影響,無數孩子流浪街頭,無依無靠,年少的鮑斯高身受貧窮的苦楚,很同性他們,立志長大後要幫助貧苦的兒童。二十六歲時升了神父,從此把全部精神放在教育青少年之上。他創辦青年會,收容無依無靠,無家可歸的孩子,給他們棲身之所並教育他們。他的母親一直在身邊幫忙。他的教育方法是以愛和鼓勵而不是責罰,又以各種有益身心的活動幫助他們,使他們有正當的誤樂,不致做壞事,這就是有名的「防範教育」。

他創立了慈幼會,又和瑪沙利羅一起創立了母佑會女修會。許多和他志同道合的青年男女紛紛加入,今日世界各地都有慈幼會和母佑會的學校,尤其是工業學校,使青年們有一技之長,能自力謀生。他又開辦出版社,出版優良讀物。

聖鮑斯高神父一生熱愛青年,獻身為他們服務,他主張教育不單是教授學識,更重要的是教人靈魂得救,他的工作受到很多打擊,但藉着天主的幫助,總能化險為夷。他在一八八八年一月三十一日逝世,他的靈魂回到他深愛的天主和聖母身邊。他死後不久,教會便祝聖他為聖人。今年全世界各地都大事慶祝。我們應祈求聖鮑斯高為我們轉禱,使我們效法他的美德,愛主、愛聖母,愛世人。

 

From Fr. Gael: St. John Bosco is a contemporary saint of the Church. Young Irish seminarians who met Don Bosco and became enamored of him of him came to work here in the United States. One worked at Corpus Christi parish here in the city. When I entered the Salesian Seminary in 1961, there were still Salesians around who had personally met Don Bosco. The first Salesians in the United States arrived here in San Francisco in 1898. Even though the first request for a Salesian presence came during Don Bosco’s lifetime, it wasn’t until ten years after his death (1888) with the first successor of Don Bosco, Blessed Michael Rua, that under Archbishop Riordan in San Francisco, they arrived. The spirit of Don Bosco has been part of our Sts. Peter and Paul heritage for 123 years. It is this charismatic saint of the universal Church we celebrate, especially his dedication to the young. Our Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club which approaches 100 years of existence, is testimony to that dedication. As we celebrate this rich history, we pray for more vocations to the Salesian Family: the Salesian Religious men (priests and brothers), the Salesian Sisters, the Salesian Cooperators, and other branches of the wide Salesian Family. St. John Bosco, pray for us!  –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                January 31, 2021
8:45      Joseph Leo Torre & Family  +
Anniversary of the Death of  Alicia Jimenez Yao +
10:15     May & Soon-On Yee + – The Pierini & Spes Families  +
12:00     Ernesto Piazza +
Pierce & Stephen O’Loughlin + 

Monday                               February 1, 2021
7:00        In Memory of Deceased Salesians +
9:00        In Memory of Deceased Salesians + 

Tuesday                               February 2, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Deanna Te +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death  of Americo Sbragia +  

Wednesday                       February 3, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Joseph& Vincent Passanisi + 

Thursday                             February 4, 2021
7:00        Frank Curreri +
9:00        Antonio Corona + – Pierce & Stephen O’Loughlin  + 

Friday                                   February 5, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Joseph Timko +
9:00        Birthday of Alicia Jimenez Yao + 

Saturday                              February 6, 2021
7:30        Esther & Angelo Firpo +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
5:00        Pierce & Stephen O’ Loughlin +

 

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St. John Bosco: Today, we celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians. Starting with almost nothing the great saint founded what is now the second-largest men’s order and co-founded the largest women’s order in the Catholic Church—present in almost every country in the globe. Not to mention 30,000 Salesian cooperators in at least 60 counties! St. John Bosco, on your feastday, pray for us

Weekend Rosaries: The Chinese ZOOM Rosary will be at 8PM on Sayrday, January 30. Here is the login info: 玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting 1/30/2021 星期六 Saturday 下午8 PM.

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AND: the Sunday Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 2:30PM.

Catholic Schools Week! This week is Catholic Schools Week! Of course we cannot have all the wonderful events we usually do, but more than ever we thank the wonderful principal, teachers and staff of Saints Peter and Paul school! To learn more, visit sspeterpaulsf.org

“If young people are educated properly, we have moral order; if not, vice and disorder prevail. Religion alone can initiate and achieve a true education.” Don Bosco

Masses in the Church: Until further notice, weekday Masses will NOT be open to the public and will be streamed from our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, and will be celebrated outside in the little yard.

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Monthly Mass and Rosary Procession for Life: Saturday, February 6, 2021, 8:00 AM: All are invited and welcome for our monthly Mass at the Cathedral followed by a rosary procession to the Bush Street Planned Parenthood Clinic. The Mass will be livestreamed as well.

Walk for Life West Coast: Speaking of pro-life, here is a fun, amateur video by a young lady who attended the Walk for Life West Coast last Saturday. It gives a good feeling of what it was like:

God’s Call to Men! Fr. Cameron Faller, Vocations Director for the Archdiocese, will be hosting a virtual discernment event along with 2 of his brothers on Thursday, February 11th. The title of the event is “Father or Father? Husband or Priest? The Brothers Faller Talk About Discerning God’s Call for You!”

Please share this event with your friends and any man who may be discerning God’s call! You can register for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/husband-or-priest-the-brothers-faller-on-discerning-gods-call-to-you-tickets-137368168891. This event is open to all, even if you’re not eligible for the priesthood.

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.

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. How much we all love this humble yet enormously important saint!Fr. Victor Feltes reflects:

“The Letter to the Colossians says of Christ, “He is the image of the invisible God.” Something analogous was true of St. Joseph for Jesus in being the earthly image of his Father in Heaven. Joseph’s life has no recorded beginning or end in the Bible. We know that he was a carpenter craftsman – a creator of many things to be blessing for others. Perhaps he looked at everything he made and found it very good. Alongside Mary, Jesus was obedient to Joseph; he was Jesus’ boyhood teacher, deliverer, and role-model. Jesus lovingly called him, “Abba, father.” St. Joseph was a holy and loving image of God the Father for his Son. Though imperfect, may we likewise be images of God for each of our biological and spiritual children.”

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 31           John Bosco; Priest, Founder
Monday                01           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               02           The Presentation of the Lord
Wednesday         03           Blaise; Bishop, Martyr, Ansgar; Bishop
Thursday             04           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                   05           Agatha; Virgin, Martyr
Saturday              06           Paul Miki & Companion; Martyrs
Sunday                 07           Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20. At God’s command, Jonah goes to Nineveh, prophesying destruction. The citizens of Nineveh repent and are spared. Saint Paul urges the Corinthians to act in a way that reflects the passing away of the world. In the Gospel, Jesus arrives in Galilee, proclaiming the time of fulfillment has arrived, and that all are to repent, and believe in the Gospel. The Apostles Simon, Andrew, James, and John leave their lives as fishermen to follow him.

 

Domenico 3A Del Tempo Ordinario

Gesù continua ad avvertirci perché ci convertiamo. È un’urgenza indeclinabile. Forse, rimandiamo sempre, per pigrizia. Pensiamo che, dopotutto, c’ è la pazienza di Dio. Biosogna agire subito, perché non si sa se Dio chiamerà una seconda volta.

 

 常年期第三主日

常年期乙年主日上的讀經多採自瑪爾谷福,聖史瑪爾谷沒有記述耶穌誕生的事蹟,而是一開始便寫到耶穌的使命和任務。今天記載的是洗者約翰被捕後耶穌的工作。他和約翰洗者一樣,叫人悔攺,但說得更為迫切,祂說:「時候到了,天國臨近了,你們悔改吧!」因為耶穌的來臨,天國出現。祂一次又一次地要求我們悔改,從祂的教訓,驅魔、治病,祂赦罪,在在指出祂的天主性。

今天的讀經和上主日的不同,上主日約翰的門徒聽了他的話去找尋耶穌,是徒弟找師傅,情況普遍而正常。本主日耶穌召叫門徒,是師傅找徒弟。可見耶穌對世人的愛是多麼的深重而迫切。祂等不及等了,要親自邀請。

我們有沒有接受要請呢?有沒有像宗徒那樣立刻接受?如果人人都把天國看得同樣的重要和急切,世界將會是怎樣的不同呢?

 

From Fr. Gael: Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then they abandoned their nets and followed him. He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets.

Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him.

These verses of Mark’s Gospel are quite significant. (Actually all scripture is quite significant.) They clearly delineate the conditions for answering the “Come after me,” of today’s scripture. For the people of Jesus’ culture these lines stress the need to leave behind two critical elements in following Jesus.  !.) They abandon their nets, the source of their livelihood. Thus, they now rely on God rather than material things. 2.) James and John, sons of Zebedee, leave their father behind, their connection to a particular family and a particular community. Thus, the disciples are free to follow Christ. Christ in no way expects us to abandon our livelihood nor our family. What he does expect is that we put aside anything that can keep us from following Him. We might ask ourselves, “What do I have to put aside?” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                January 24, 2021
8:45        Birthday of Edward De Nicolai +
Joseph Grenchik +
10:15     Roy A. Gould +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Peter Domenici, III +
Carla Ferrando + 

Monday                               January 25, 2021
7:00        Alice Collins +
9:00        Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio + – Emilia Salgado +

Tuesday                               January 26, 2021
7:00        Maria Fanzago +
9:00        Gino Fanucchi + –Anthony Alioto +

Wednesday                       January 27, 2021
7:00        Robert Rossi +
9:00        Special Blessings for Mallory Maranghi

Thursday                             January 28, 2021
7:00        Dominic Granelli +
9:00        Alfredo Panelli + Francisco Andrade +

Friday                                   January 29, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Saturday                              January 30, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Roy Bava +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Rest in Peace
Nick Bajalia

 

Particular Items

Masses in the Church: Until further notice, weekday Masses will NOT be open to the public and will be streamed from our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, and will be celebrated outside in the little yard.

Archbishop’s Powerful Pro-Life Rebuke of Speaker Pelosi: “No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion.  ‘Right to choose’ is a smokescreen for perpetuating an entire industry that profits from one of the most heinous evils imaginable.  Our land is soaked with the blood of the innocent, and it must stop. 

“That is why, as Catholics, we will continue to speak out on behalf of those who have no voice to speak for themselves and reach out to, comfort and support those who are suffering the scars of the abortion experience.  We will do so, until our land is finally rid of this despicable evil.”  Full statement here.

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1/23/2021 星期六 Saturday 下午8 PM
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Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

January: Month of Salesians Saints! January is when we celebrated the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our Pre-K (January 22); St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Salesian Order (today, January 24); and St. John Bosco himself, founder of the Salesians (January 31). Salesian saints, pray for us!

St. John Bosco: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesians and co-founder of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. From the wisdom of Don Bosco:

“My life experience has been that only the practice of religion can assure concord in families and the happiness of those who live in this valley of tears.”

“Be brave and try to detach your heart from worldly things. Do your utmost to banish darkness from your mind and come to understand what true, selfless piety is. Through confession, endeavor to purify your heart of anything which may still taint it. Enliven your faith, which is essential to understand and achieve piety.”

“All past persecutors of the Church are now no more, but the Church still lives on. The same fate awaits modern persecutors; they, too, will pass on, but the Church of Jesus Christ will always remain, for God has pledged His Word to protect Her and be with Her forever, until the end of time.”

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.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

 

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. How much we all love this humble yet enormously important saint! Here is a lovely reflection from Fr. Victor Feltes:

Joseph’s One Word

Within the Gospels, St. Joseph has no recorded words. There is no indication the foster-father of Jesus and spouse of the Virgin Mary was physically unable to speak or ever took a vow of silence; he is simply never quoted. Yet the Gospels suggest he said at least one specific word.

Matthew’s Gospel records how an angel (probably the Archangel Gabriel though perhaps another) told Joseph in a dream: “‘[Mary, your wife,] will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus…’ When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.” Just as John’s Gospel tells us “Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book,” so St. Joseph almost certainly said many unrecorded things. But the one word that Scripture most clearly suggests St. Joseph said is “Jesus.” The name of Jesus is the sum total proclamation of St. Joseph’s life. May it be so for us as well.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                24           Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               25           Conversion of St. Paul; Apostle
Tuesday               26           Timothy and Titus; Bishops
Wednesday         27           Angela Merici; Virgin, Foundress
Thursday             28           Thomas Aquinas; Priest, Doctor
Friday                   29           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              30           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 31           St. John Bosco; Priest, Founder

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1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1:35-42. The Lord keeps calling Samuel, who does not answer him, until Eli advises him how to respond the next time he hears the Lord. Samuel is to say, Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. Saint Paul writes to the Corinthians, telling them that their bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and they ought to therefore glorify God in their body. In the Gospel, John the Baptist sees Jesus and declares him to be the Lamb of God. Andrew leaves John to follow Jesus, and brings his brother Simon Peter.

 

Domenica 2A Del Tempo Ordinario

Dal Battesimo siamo stati chiamati all’intimità con Cristo. L’esito del compito che ci è stato affidato dipende dalla nostra risposta, che sarà pronta e generosa nella misura in cui regnerà in noi l’amore

 

常年期第二主日

今天福音記述因洗者若翰的這句話「看!天主的羔羊!」耶穌奇跡般和兩個門徒相遇。這羔羊是「巴斯卦羔羊,是為贖世而犧牲的羔羊、是消滅罪惡的羔羊。若翰受了派遣他來以水施洗的天父所啟示,豁然明白耶穌的身份,自己的責任是為耶穌作證,向人介紹耶穌。他的兩個門徒安德和若望聽了他的話立刻跟隨耶穌。開始了他們信仰的歷程,至死不渝。

耶穌看到他們跟着,便問:「你們找什麼?」這句話不單問門徒,也問世界所有人,更認真地問我們自己。世界上有着各種引誘,金錢、名譽、地位、情欲、享樂……我們到底找什麼?我們是不是像聖保祿宗徒所教的那樣,「與主聯合,身體為主而存在」? 又是不是像撒慕爾一樣,說出了:「主請說,你的僕人在靜聽」,細聽主的話,並盡心去實行?

 

From Fr. Gael: Two key scriptural phrases appear in the readings today. In the first reading from the book of Samuel, a young Samuel hears a call in the middle of the night and thinks that Eli, his master and mentor, is calling him. This is repeated twice again, at which point Eli realizes that the Lord is speaking to the young Samuel. He directs the youth to reply, when it should happen again, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” This response is meant to be an affirmation of Samuel’s willingness to serve the Lord, to place himself at the disposition of the Lord.

The second phrase is found in John’s gospel. John the Baptist directs two of his disciples to Jesus, the “Lamb of God.” They engage Jesus in conversation and ask: “Rabbi”—which translated means Teacher—, “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” Jesus gives them a vocation call. Putting the two phrases together renders a profound description of our vocation as Christians. We are to listen to call of the Lord to us. All of lives as Christians are to be lived in fulfilling the call given to us. Jesus invites us. We have to answer. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                   January 17, 2021
8:45     Pietro Piazza + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15   Helen Hui + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00   Birthday of Giambattista De Martini + & GB DeMartini + –
The Fanucchi & Lucchesi Families + 

Monday                                 January 18, 2021
7:00     Pola & Alessandro Rossi & Family +
9:00     Barbara Vulpi + – Eugene Payne +

Tuesday                                 January 19, 2021
7:00     Sonia B. De Castro +
9:00     Ann De Martini +

Wednesday                          January 20, 2021
7:00     In Honor of the Infant of Prague
9:00     Gaetano Alioto +

Thursday                              January 21, 2021
7:00     Laurie Standow +
9:00     Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Friday                                      January 22, 2021
7:00     Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00     Caterina & Filippo Besagno +

Saturday                                January 23, 2021
7:30     Daniel Kanipe +
9:00     Matt & Guilia Ghio +
5:00     Thanksgiving the Morales & Freedman Family

 

Rest-in-Peace

Frances Alioto

Aristeo Rea Esparza

 

Yvonne Sangiacomo

 

Madeline Torre

 

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Masses in the Church: Until further notice, weekday Masses will not be open to the public and will be streamed form our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, and will be celebrated outside in the little yard. A number of Churches in San Francisco are celebrating Mass inside, including our neighbors at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi at Columbus and Vallejo.

Saturday, January 16: 玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting:

1/16/2021 星期六 Saturday 下午8 PM
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Sunday Rosary Walk: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, there is a Rosary Walk around St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group  will meet Tuesday, January 19 at 4pm on Zoom. We will hear a short presentation on a Don Bosco topic in preparation for his feast day later this week. We will also discuss Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” All are welcome, no prior reading necessary. For information and Zoom link, contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551).

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

January: Month of Salesians Saints! January is when we celebrate the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our Pre-K (January 22); St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Salesian Order (January 24); and St. John Bosco himself, founder of the Salesians (January 31). Salesian saints, pray for us!

Evening Prayer for Life: This year we cannot have our regular all-night Adoration for Life preceding the Walk for Life West Coast, but the Church will be open to you for individual prayer from 7:00-9:00PM on Friday, January 22—the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. It is also the Feast of the Blessed Laura Vicuña. Blessed Laura Vicuña, pray for the unborn and for our country! 

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! Next Saturday, January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone at St. Mary’s Cathedral, then a meet-up at Civic Center Plaza, followed by the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. In this pro-life week, we think about his role as a patron of the pro-life movement: “Looking to St. Joseph as model and patron of parents, we may learn something about even the earliest stages of parenthood, prior to birth. These stages are so crucial in this era of widespread abortion, denial of the humanity of the child in the womb and the consequent denial of parenthood….No one can be a better defender of innocent, helpless life in the womb. No one is a better model of fatherhood to parents of pre-born children. No one can more fittingly aid in the process of healing and reconciliation for those who grieve and agonize over having committed the sin of abortion. No one is a better image for women who have been hurt by men unwilling to accept fatherhood of the child they engendered.”-Oblates of St. Joseph.

Rector Major’s Message: Here is a nice message from the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr. Artime:

A SALESIAN FAMILY  THAT WITNESSES TO HOPE 

As we have had occasion to experience, the circumstances tied to the pandemic over these months have revealed some signs of a blurring of hope. But I want to insist on and point to some of the fully understood signs of the beauty of evangelical hope we have experienced, signs that place us on a path where we can express the power of the Salesian charism when it is lived in hope. I feel that as Don Bosco’s Family in the Church and the world this is the testimony expected of us: the ability to live in hope. Some proposals for continuing this path:

  1. Let us rediscover that “faith and hope go forward together”. Commitment: let us imitate Don Bosco and his great capacity for enthusing his youngsters to live life as a celebration and “faith as happiness”.
  2. Let us learn that prayer is the school of hope. Commitment: let us journey with the young and their families by praying, learning to pray better and exercising hope by praying better and better.
  3. Let us grow by living with a sense of the fatigue of daily life. Commitment: let us help the young and their families, and the People of God, to discover the gifts that God gives us, without complaint, proposing objectives that enthuse them and take away monotony and mediocrity.
  4. Let us live hope especially in times of difficulty and loss. Commitment: Let us allow ourselves to be educated by God. Let us trust him especially in times of darkness. (St Teresa of Avila, a great mystic, recognizes that dryness is God’s invitation to “move forward”).
  5. Hope as a decisive return to the poor and excluded. Commitment: in our family, fidelity to the Lord with Don Bosco passes above all through the preferential option for the poorest, the most abandoned and the excluded.
  6. Recognizing ourselves in the other’s pain. Commitment: to be faithful to Don Bosco today, the Father of our Salesian Family, means being actively on the side of those who suffer any kind of injustice.
  7. Converting to hope is believing in the plan of the Gospel. Commitment: for this reason, as the Salesian Family of Don Bosco, we cannot fail to show who is the reason for our Hope, the God of Jesus Christ and his Gospel.
  8. Building a world that gives hope to the future generations Commitment: to read (personal, in a family, in groups), to reflect and to spread the latest Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti of Pope Francis. The Encyclical places the fraternity at the center of all relationship in order to heal the world and to protect the creation.

“We, Christians, live by hope: death is only the penultimate word, but the last word is God, the word of the Resurrection, of the fullness of life and eternal life. When we abandon ourselves to trust in God and trust in Him we have a certainty that gives us serenity, which, as human being, we do not have everything in our hands, but are in God’s hands. Christians shape their life not with their own strength, but with the strength of the Holy Spirit. In the moment of uncertainty, we must abandon ourselves trustfully into His guidance.”

“Holy Mary, Mother of God, our Mother,
teach us to believe,
to hope and to love together with you.
Show us the way to The Kingdom!
Star of the Sea, shine upon us
and guide us on our way.” Amen. 

 

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                17            Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               19           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         20           Fabian; Pope, Martyr, Sebastian, Martyr
Thursday             21           Agnes; Virgin, Martyr
Friday                   22           Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection Of Unborn Children
Saturday              23           Marianne Cope; Virgin, Vincent; Deacon, Martyr
Sunday                 24           Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Isaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mark 1:7-11. Isaiah presents the Suffering Servant, sent to save God’s people. In the Book of Acts, Peter declares salvation is available to all people, and is not restricted to the Israelites. In today’s Gospel, Jesus is baptized by John. The heavens open, the Holy Spirit descends like a dove, while God the Father calls Jesus his beloved Son.

 Battesimo Del Signore

Nell’episodio del Battesimo il Padre dichiara il suo amore per il figlio che si sente sostenuto a compere le scelte più impegnative. Sarà così anche per noi se faremo rivivere la grazia del Battesimo.

 

耶穌受洗節

今天我們慶祝耶穌受洗節。紀念耶穌在約旦河邊接受若翰給祂施洗。若翰的施洗是舊約時代的禮儀,象徵悔改,耶穌沒有罪,本來不需要悔改也不需要若翰給祂付洗,但耶穌受洗有重大的意義。福音說:「祂剛從水裏出來,天就裂開了,祂看見聖神猶如鴿子,降在祂身上,又有這些話從天上傳來:『祢是我的愛子,祢使我滿心歡喜。』」天父要以聲音、聖神以可見的形像給祂作證,把祂介紹給人類,說明祂有天主性和人性。要人類愛祂、接受祂所傳的訊息、遵從祂的教導,從而獲得救贖

今天依撒意亞先知對我們說:「趁上主可找到的時候,你們應尋找祂,趁祂在近處的時候,你們應呼求祂。罪人應離開自己的行徑,惡人抛棄自己的思念來歸附上主……」。這是刻不容緩的事

耶穌受洗給我們建立了聖洗聖事,這聖事不是像當年若翰洗者的像徵性的,而是實實在在的赦罪和救恩,我們領洗時以前的一切過錯都被聖洗潔淨,我們原本不配領受這無價的、成為天主義子的禮物。世界上有許多人不認識天主,也有人雖然領了洗,但不知珍惜,離開了天主。願我們都珍惜得以領洗的大恩,都謹守領洗時的諾言,遠離罪惡;願我們都不要忘記為離開天主的人祈禱,求聖母帶領他們回歸天主的懷抱

 

From Fr. Gael:  Today we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. Jesus chose to be, as St. Paul states, “like us in all things but sin.” He, therefore, decided to share Baptism with us. In the first reading Isaiah states in words which Christian tradition applies to Jesus: “Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased. We hear these very same words applied to Jesus, this time spoken by the voice from the heavens : “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

The amazing thing, however, is to hear how pleased God is with us in the second reading from Luke’s Acts: “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.” We can be in that group. When the scripture says, “whoever fears him” it has a very particular biblical meaning. It is not fear meaning I am afraid of God. God rightens me. When fear is mentioned here we are meant to read: “Whoever loves, respects and follows me.” That is really the essence of a Christian life well lived; loving, living and following God. Put in the words of the Old Baltimore Catechism’s answer to the question: Why did God make me? And the answer to the question is: “To know Him, to love Him and to serve Him in this life.” Jesus did just that after His Baptism. We are also, by virtue of our own Baptism to do the very same. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                January 10, 2021
8:45        Ruben Leija +
Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Steve & Lena Cuneo +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                               January 11, 2021
7:00          Pino & Nicola Calcagno +
9:00        Antonio Corona + – Donald Joseph Tonge, Sr. +

Tuesday                               January 12, 2021
7:00        Robert Ferriter +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano + –
Loretta Schoenstein +

Wednesday                       January 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        In Honor of the Infant of Prague

Thursday                             January 14, 2021
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Amerigo Sbragia +

Friday                                    January 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Albertina Sultana +

Saturday                            January 16, 2021
7:30        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Antonia D’Ascoli +
5:00        The Louis Greco Family +

 

Please Pray for: All those on the Saints Peter and Paul Prayer list.

Rest in Peace
Santo Alioto – Yvonne Sangiacomo

 

Emma Bertacchi

 

Particular Items

Masses in the Church: Until further notice, weekday Masses will not be open to the public and will be streamed form our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, and will be celebrated outside in the little yard. A number of Churches in San Francisco are celebrating Mass inside, including our neighbors at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi at Columbus and Vallejo.

Sunday Rosaries: Today the two regular Sunday Rosaries are prayed: the 2:30PM Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary, which is now at 8:00PM. Here is the login info:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting 1/9/2021 星期六 Saturday 下午8 PM

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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years)  will host their annual open house, virtually, on January 10th, 2021 at 10AM. A flyer is here. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in January. Please email the Pre-K Director, Barbara Simons, bsimons@sspeterpaulsf.org to request an application.

January: Month of Salesians Saints! January is when we celebrate the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our Pre-K (January 22); St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Salesian Order (January 24); and St. John Bosco himself, founder of the Salesians (January 31). Salesian saints, pray for us!

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

 

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! On January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a 10:30AM Mass at the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Walkers will meet up at Civic Center Plaza (no rally) at 12:30, for the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. From the Litany of St. Joseph:

Lord, have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ, have mercy, Christ have mercy
Lord, have mercy, Lord have mercy
God our Father in heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us
Holy Mary, Pray for us
Saint Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Faithful guardian of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the holy family, Pray for us
Joseph, chaste and just, Pray for us
Joseph, prudent and brave, Pray for us
Joseph, obedient and loyal, Pray for us
Pattern of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of workers, Pray for us
Example to parents, Pray for us
Guardian of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of family life, Pray for us
Comfort of the troubled, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of evil spirits, Pray for us
Protector of the Church, Pray for us

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Jesus.
He made him the lord of his household
And prince over all his possessions.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                10           The Baptism of the Lord
Monday               11           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday              12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         13           Hilary; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday             14           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  15           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              16           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 17           Second Sunday in Ordinary Time