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

 

 

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