Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39. Job expresses his despair, describing life without hope or happiness. Saint Paul writes that he has no reason to boast—that preaching the Gospel is an obligation. Thus, he offers the Gospel free of charge and has become all things to all, to save at least some. In the Gospel, Jesus touches and cures Simon’s mother-in-law, as well as many others, throughout the whole of Galilee.

 Domenico 5A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Nonostante che siano migliorate le condizioni di vita, non mancano difficoltà che generano ansie e preoccupazioni. Le letture esortano ad avere fiducia. La vittoria sul male e sulla malattia è il coronamento di una esistenza illuminata dal Cristo risorto, che rende perennemente Giovanni.

 

常年期第五主日

今天我們讀約伯傳,討論的是人生最普遍而又極深奧,且又是常常困擾人心的難題,尤其難以明白的是為什麼好人會受苦。不是說守法的人會得到賞報嗎?但像約伯那樣的好人卻偏偏受苦,為非作歹的人卻享盡人間歡樂。又怎樣解釋呢?若說受苦是因為天主要懲罰作了惡的人,那麼善人又為什麼要受懲罰呢?有人認為人受苦也許是天主警醒世人,或鍛鍊祂所鍾愛人,這也不是絕對的原因。又有人認為惡人做了壞事連累善人也受苦。總而言之,人為什麼受苦真是個不容易解答的難題。

儘管約伯在訴苦,但他明白天主的智慧不是人可以測度的,他說:「天主所賞的,天主可以收回。」耶穌在十字架上,傷得體無完膚,祂說:「父啊!我把我的靈魂交托在祢手中。」這是多麼感人的信德!從今天的福音中,我們得到希望,天主愛我們,祂派遣聖子來治療、安慰、教導、救贖我們。祂要我們遇到痛苦時要全心倚賴祂,把一切交托給祂。

 

From Fr. Gael:  

Job paints a pretty dreary, not too optimistic, picture of life and its woes. Then Paul speaks to us of his mission to preach Christ, becoming all things to all people. That is how Paul speaks about the meaning of life. It is to serve God. Jesus in the gospel starting with the curing of Peter’s mother in law (The first “pope” was married.) Then, passing on to the curing of many sick people and the expulsing of demons, and preaching, Jesus serves others. The disciples tell Jesus, “Everyone is looking for you.”  Jesus tells them that they must go on to other places to preach. It becomes paramount to ask, “Where will people find Jesus today?” “Who will be Jesus for them?” Who will go to “other places”? That is up to us. Are we up to the challenge to preach with our actions about the deep issues of our times: abortion, care for the elderly, social justice, among the many. Jesus chose a group of men in his time. Jesus chooses us now. How will we respond individually, as a Church, as a community? –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                                February 7, 2021

8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri + –  Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
12:00     Steve & Lena Cuneo + – Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + 

Monday                                               February 8, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Felice & Grazia Spingola & Francisco & Maria Spingola +

Tuesday                                               February 9, 2021
7:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & John Ferralis + –
Pierce & Stephen O’Loughlin +

Wednesday                                       February 10, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Ilide Piazza + – Hazel Jackson +

Thursday                                             February 11, 2021
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB  + & Fr. Paul Maniscalco, SDB +

Friday                                                   February 12, 2021
7:00        Tony & Cesarina Scopel +
9:00        Felice & Carmella Fazio & Pina Fazio + –
Francis P. Havey + & Gerald T. Havey  +

Saturday                                             February 13, 2021
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Rest in Peace
Guido ‘Gig’ Ghiglieri

 

Antoinette Canepa

 

Particular Items

Thank You! We are deeply touched and grateful for the prayers and support so many of you have sent for those of us (clergy and staff) who tested positive for Covid. What an example of God turning all things to good! Please keep praying for quick recovery! The Church and office are scheduled to re-open on March 1.

Guido ‘Gig’ Ghiglieri: We lost a true hero of Saints Peter and Paul Church last week, Guido ‘Gig’ Ghiglieri. (Nobody ever called him Guido!) Gig had suffered an aneurysm on Friday, and passed away Tuesday night. He was 96. Gig and his beloved wife Jeanne, who got married here in 1953, still lived right up the hill on Genoa Place in the house where he had lived all his life.

Everybody in the parish knew Gig—there is hardly an activity that he was not involved in. He served as secretary of the Holy Name Society, as a Lector, as a Eucharistic Minister, as an usher, as a Salesian Cooperator, and as a Parish Council member, where his wisdom derived from lifelong experience proved invaluable.

Gig was also an annual volunteer at the Columbus Day Bazaar and made sandwiches for the poor twice weekly. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific theater, on the hospital ships that took care of our wounded troops.  He also served as Commander of the American Legion Post #599. But all these things, important though they are, only scratch the surface of Gig’s personality: his kindness, concern for his family, friends, and church, and his sense of joyful responsibility. Gig always worked hard and had fun doing it. We will miss him terribly. Our hearts and prayers go out to Jeanne, and to all members of the family.

Antoinette Canepa: We lost a second longtime parishioner last week as well, Antoinette Canepa. She was 99. And of course Gig and Antoinette knew one another! Antoinette for many years led our Madonna Addolorata Society–the society honoring the patroness of Sicily, and she hosted our annual St. Joseph’s Table, another great Sicilian tradition. Antoinette was a very devoted and elegant lady, and she will be sorely missed. Our condolences go to Toni and Charlie and all the members of her immediate and (very large!) extended family!

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Annual Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking: February 8, the Feastday of St. Josephine Bakhita, herself a victim of trafficking, is the Day of Prayer and Awareness against this horrific evil. You can learn more and register for this online event here.

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.

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.

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

Chinese New Year’s & Valentine’s Day Party:三藩市聖伯多祿聖保祿堂華人宗徒 新春及情人節網上聯歡會

On February 14, the Chinese Apostolate will host an online Valentine’s Day and Celebration of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ox! Go here to register in advance: https://bit.ly/35rahOr  and you will get a confirmation email.

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs from February 17 to March 28 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1650 Valencia Street from Mondays through Saturdays and the upcoming Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street on Sundays. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website at  www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

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

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/

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                07           Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               08           Jerome Emiliani, Joseph Bakhita; Virgin
Tuesday               09           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         10           Scholastica; Virgin
Thursday             11           Our Lady of Lourdes
Friday                  12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              13           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 14           Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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