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 +

 

 Particular Items

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

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

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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