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.
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
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!
Saturday, 8PM: 玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting
2/6/2021 星期六 Saturday 下午8 PM
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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