Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16; Isaiah 50: 4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 12:1-1547 or 15: 1-39. Isaiah speaks of the well-trained tongue and open ears that God has given him, saying, The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced. In the second reading, Saint Paul testifies to the selflessness and humility of Jesus in obediently accepting death on the cross. At Jesus’ name every knee should bend…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The Gospel narrates Jesus’ last hours, from his anointing with perfumed oil by a woman, through his last supper, betrayal, passion, death, and burial.

 

Domenica Delle Palme

In questa domenica due attenzioni richiamano l’impegno del credente: la Croce e l’Eucaristia. Il rito della benedizione dell’ulivo ricorda l’ingresso trionfale di Gesù in Gerusalemme, che non è ricerca di successo, ma disponibilità al dono, che si  onsumerà nella morte di croce.

 

聖枝主日

今天又稱苦難主日。耶穌一反以前的態度,以往民眾想擁立祂為王時,祂隱遁了,祂今天接受人熱烈的歡迎,祂容許人稱祂為默西亞。然而祂是一位謙遜君王,為救贖祂的子民而死在十字架。

教會稱這一周為聖周,提醒我們默想耶穌受難前夕發生的事:星期一是聖周第一天,耶穌回伯大尼與朋友一起晚餐,和他們道別,席間,瑪利亞用昂貴的香液倒在耶穌的腳上,又用頭髮揩抹,好像預報祂的死亡。聖週二,紀念耶穌預告祂將被出賣及伯多祿在雞啼前三次背主。聖周三耶穌暗示猶達斯要出賣祂。聖周四耶穌為門徒洗腳,教我們謙卑和服務,又建立聖體聖事,以祂的聖體和寶血滋養我們的靈魂。之後耶穌前往橄欖山祈禱,憂傷至極,汗血並流,接着祂被捕,被誣告、被判死刑;門徒們四散,伯多祿否認主。聖周五記述耶穌背負着人類的罪豋上加爾瓦略山被釘死在十字架上,沿途受盡侮辱。死前把我們交托給聖母,也把聖母交托聖若望宗徒。

在這一周裏,我們看到愛和考驗,我們有沒有守好愛的誡命?是不是經得起考驗?

 

From Fr. Gael: Irving Stone wrote a biographical novel about Michelangelo which is entitled “The agony and the Ecstasy.” It is about the tumultuous life of the great artist. Palm Sunday is the beginning part of the story about Jesus Christ which we might entitle, “The Agony and the Glory.” It is the ‘greatest story ever told.” It is the story of our salvation, a salvation which comes at a price, the passion and the death of Jesus. This a death is one which is embraced at a price (“Father, if it is possible, let this chalice pass from me, not my will but yours be done). Jesus hands himself over to a plan which guarantees a salvific result, our individual and collective salvation. We all love a television story which is presented over a number of days. That is what we have a chance to not merely watch, but more importantly in which to participate. If you were to only go to Church four days in a year, those days should be Christmas, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. They are the Paschal mystery. For this Jesus was born. For this Jesus came to us. For this Jesus died on the cross. And transcendentally important, for this He rose from the dead. This is the Agony and the Glory of Jesus, Savior and redeemer. And since He did this for us, can we participate in his story by our presence at the Liturgies of Holy Week? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 28, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul –
Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
10:15     Intention for Guidance
12:00     GB De Martini +
5:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi  +

Monday                               March 29, 2021
7:00        Tony & Rina Munoz +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Tuesday                               March 30, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni +

Wednesday                       March 31, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Lawrence Ferlinghetti +

Sacred Triduum

Thursday             April 1, 2021    Holy Thursday
7:00PM   Special Blessing Martino Maranghi – Birthday Blessings Eva Muntean

Friday                   April 2, 2021     Good Friday
                                                No Masses

Saturday              April 3, 2021     Holy Saturday
8:00PM      Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici -For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Lenten Disciplines and Opportunities

Palm Sunday Liturgical Aid: If you are streaming the Palm Sunday Mass, a liturgical aid is here. Please say the part in red, marked “Crowd”.

Lenten Penance Service CANCELLED: Monday’s Lenten Penance Service has been cancelled.  Parishioners are invited to call or email the rectory to schedule a confession during Holy Week.

Fasting and Abstinence is observed on Good Friday and (where possible) on Holy Saturday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. That means that hose bound by this rule may take only one full meal and no meat. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

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

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.

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 28
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Masses
English: Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM; Sunday 8:45 AM & 5:00 PM
Cantonese/English:
10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM

Thursday, April 1
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8AM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM

Friday, April 2
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM
Stations of the Cross: Italian/English: 12:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:  English: 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM   The Easter Vigil: 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses: English: 8:45 AM,
Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass)

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:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more 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. Pope Benedict XVI wrote: “Joseph accepted a mission although he could not see the fulfillment of it, since he died before the public life of Jesus. He lived for the things that were not yet seen. Only with an open, vigilant heart that is sensitive to the hidden yet very real presence of the Lord can one remain faithful and just in a world that is so contrary to the faith. And this world is especially in need of just men.” –”Joseph’s Faith”, from “On Love.”, Pope Benedict XVI.

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. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 8 parishioners have pledged/paid $5,850, leaving us with a balance of $52,104. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                28           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday               29           Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday               30           Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday         31           Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday             01           Holy Thursday
Friday                   02           Friday of the Passion of the Lord, Good Friday
Saturday              03           Holy Saturday
Sunday                 04           Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

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Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33. In the first reading the Lord announces a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. The Letter to the Hebrews speaks of Jesus as the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him. In the Gospel, Jesus tells Andrew and Philip that the time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified, and that those who serve him must follow him.

 

Domenica 5A Di Quaresima

Convertirsi vuol dire mettere al primo posto un Dio diverso da come solitamente lo immaginiamo: non un padrone assoluto, ma un Padre che ama. Dio è bontà e misericordia. La risposta d’amore è la causa della nascita di Gesù che riconosce che è arduo scegliere la croce, sapendo che il suo scrificio è la misura dell’amore.

 

四旬期第五主日

四旬期將盡,我們的心靈將要到耶路撒冷去,見證耶穌的苦難、聖死和復活,復活節是我們基督信仰最神聖的節日,那時我們要去默想我們信仰的意義,和怎樣去面對我們的信仰。但目前我們還一好幾天去準備,去更深入地默想這節日的意義,更好地準備迎接復活佳節。

聖保祿致希伯來人書第五章說:「耶穌……以大聲哀號和淚水,向那能救祂脫離死亡的天主獻上祈禱和哀求。」因為祂的人性在為將要到來的苦難而掙扎,祂的天主性看到這苦難是人類因罪惡而致的。祂的哀哭和淚水不是為祂自己,而是為我們這些承受祂苦難佳果的人類。又說「雖然祂是兒子,也要在所受的痛苦中學習服從。」為什麼耶穌要學服從?上主日我們談到耶穌來到人間,天主取了人身,為人做了最完滿的悔改。同樣,祂是天主,祂無需服從   ,但祂的人性需要學習服從,祇有人而天主才能做到最完美的服從。而等到「祂的服從到完美之後,為一切服從祂人成為永遠的救恩的根源。」

我們怎樣去服從耶穌呢?是不是每天每時每刻   ,  努力盡好身為天主信徒的責任,也就是身而為人的責任?

 

From Fr. Gael: This last Sunday of Lent before Holy Week continues the theme of relationship with the God of the Covenant. “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” His law (His LOVE) is to be written on our hearts. The heart is the symbol of love. It is where relationship dwells. imagine a tattoo on your heart which cannot be erased. That the image that is being communicated. The tattoo is there every time you look at yourself. It proclaims who you are to all who see you. It makes visible and tangible the relationship. And then, to add to that, the responsorial urges us farther forward. “Create a clean heart in me, O God.” The psalmist recognizes the need for a clean heart. That creation depends on us. We pray for it but we must accomplish it. And how? Jesus, in the words of John’s gospel tells us how: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” That is the process to which the heart is called. Dying to self in order to be reborn in Christ. That is what our annual Lent is all about.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 21, 2021
8:45        Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Anthony Tin +
12:00     Ernesto Bacino & Carla Ferrando +
Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
5:00       Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +

Monday                               March 22, 2021
7:00        Attilio De Martini +
9:00        Anthony Aiello + – Ann Herr + 

Tuesday                               March 23, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti  +
9:00        Margaret Lopes + 

Wednesday                       March 24, 2021
7:00        Rocco Svevo +
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin + 

Thursday                             March 25, 2021
7:00        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Soul of Eleanor Sabini + 

Friday                                   March 26, 2021
7:00        August Maggio, III +
9:00        Lorraine Irene Urban + 

Saturday                              March 27, 2021
7:30        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Lee Friedman +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Baptisms
Leia Norina Patriarca
Elizabeth Jane Austin

 

Particular Items

Mass Schedule Update: We have resumed the Sunday 5:00PM English Mass. The Schedule is now: 8:45AM English; 10:15AM Cantonese/English; 12 noon Italian/English; and 5:00PM Emnglish.

Friday Virtual Stations and Soup Supper: Please join us at 6:55PM on Friday, March 26 for online Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper, led by the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 942 008 768
Passcode: 069854

And here is a recipe for Lentil soup:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/the-best-lentil-soup-7192365

Easter Lilies! You can remember a loved one and help decorate the Church for Easter at the same time! We are offering Memorial Easter Lilies. Cost is $20. Just call the parish office or send in your donation with the names to be remembered!

The Annunciation of the Lord: On Thursday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Because it is a Solemnity we are dispensed from our Lenten sacrifices. Let us always do our best to imitate the “Yes” of our Blessed Mother when Our Father in Heaven calls on us!

Lenten Penance Service: On Monday of Holy Week, (March 29) at 7PM, we will have a Lenten Penance Service with individual confessions.  All parishioners are strongly urged to come take advantage of this best opportunity to prepare for the Resurrection of the Lord!

Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

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 through March 28 at 1522 Bush Street . Sign up for vigil hours on the website www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco.

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.

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 28
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Masses: English: Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM; Sunday 8:45 AM
Cantonese/English:
10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM

Thursday, April 1
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8AM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM

Friday, April 2
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM
Stations of the Cross: Italian: 12:00 PM, English: 1:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: English: 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM   The Easter Vigil: 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses: English: 8:45 AM, Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM, Italian/English: 12:00 PM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass)

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 8 parishioners have pledged/paid $5,850, leaving us with a balance of $52,104. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

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

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.

The Year of St. Joseph! “Journeying to Bethlehem for the census in obedience to the orders of legitimate authority, Joseph fulfilled for the child the significant task of officially inserting the name ‘Jesus, son of Joseph of Nazareth’ (cf. Jn 1:45) in the registry of the Roman Empire. This registration clearly shows that Jesus belongs to the human race as a man among men, a citizen of this world, subject to laws and civil institutions, but also ‘savior of the world.’ Origen gives a good description of the theological significance, by no means marginal, of this historical fact: ‘Since the first census of the whole world took place under Caesar Augustus, and among all the others Joseph too went to register together with Mary his wife, who was with child, and since Jesus was born before the census was completed: to the person who makes a careful examination it will appear that a kind of mystery is expressed in the fact that at the time when all people in the world presented themselves to be counted, Christ too should be counted. By being registered with everyone, he could sanctify everyone; inscribed with the whole world in the census, he offered to the world communion with himself, and after presenting himself he wrote all the people of the world in the book of the living, so that as many as believed in him could then be written in heaven with the saints of God, to whom be glory and power for ever and ever, Amen.’” – St. Pope John Paul II, ‘Redemptoris Custos’ 1989.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                21           Fifth Sunday of Lent
Monday              22           Lenten Weekday
Tuesday              23           Lenten Weekday, Turibus of Mogrovejo
Wednesday        24           Lenten Weekday
Thursday            25           The Annunciation of the Lord
Friday                  26           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              27           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                 28           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Your faithful donations of February & March:            $4,100.
Candles:                                                                               $3,906.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3: 14-21. The first reading recounts the failure of God’s people to listen to his prophets and repent. Their wickedness results in their ruin and exile to Babylon. In the second reading, Paul tells the Ephesians they are saved by grace through faith, which is a gift from God. In the Gospel, Jesus tells Nicodemus that God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn it but to save it.

Domenica 4A Di Quaresima

È urgente la conversione che si attua su una via ben definite: perdere la propria vita, per ritrovarla; rinunciare a se stessi per aprirsi al bene di Dio; dire di no al peccato, voce dell’egoismo, per godere la vita della grazia fonte di gioia e di serenità.

 

四旬期第四主日(封齋期第四主日)

本主日的讀經一叙述以色列人一而再,再而三地犯罪, 甚至連首長和司祭也對天主不忠,他們的罪惡到了無法救治的地步。時至今日,歷史仍在重演,人類越是任由情慾支配,便越多悲劇發生,離天主越遠。試看每天新聞,兇殺、戰爭、饑饉、欺壓、分裂、無日無之。弄得整個世界一團糟,無論對天主,對自己或對別人,都不能協調。人好像失去理智。

但天主慈悲為懷,由于祂愛我們的大愛,即使我們因罪惡而死了,祂仍然使我們與基督重生……」(弗2:4)天主聖父怎樣使我們重生呢?祂派遣祂的聖子把真光帶到世界,這真光照耀正途,信祂的人跟着它行事做人,不會失足跌倒。人與人之間和諧,也與天主和諧。

封齋期是一段啟迪、潔淨心靈的時期,今天封齋期已過了一半,讓我們祈求基督,以祂的真光照射到我們心靈的每一個角落, 使我們看到自己在祈禱,守齋、行善各方面是不是按照天主的教導而行事,是不是履行真理,我們的行為是不是在天主內完成的」;我們有沒有做到在領洗時對天主的承諾。

願我們在復活節能歡欣喜樂地迎接基督的真光,讓祂長住在我們的心靈裏。

 

From Fr. Gael:  After last Sunday’s presentation of the Ten Commandments, we see the following in the first reading: “In those days, all the princes of Judah, the priests, and the people added infidelity to infidelity, practicing all the abominations of the nations and polluting the Lord’s temple which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.” They distanced themselves from God. But because the history of God’s relationship to His people is one of love, God graciously puts forth another opportunity in the person of Jesus Christ. God cannot be outfoxed. God will win out. And Jesus is that victory. Paul makes that clear to the Ephesians (and to us). “He (God) might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. John in the Gospel puts it in another way: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” When John says “world”, he means us. We are forgiven, sanctified and saved through Jesus Christ. So God’s answer to our waywardness is love which is meant to draw us back to Him. God keeps on trying. How long can we resist? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 14, 2021
8:45        Birthday of Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     June Ow Young, Ching Lai So Ow Young, & Mary Ann Au Yeung +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     GB De Martini +
Steve & Lena Cuneo + 

Monday                               March 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Max Delle Sedie + 

Tuesday                               March 16, 2021
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Henry Ravetto + 

Wednesday                       March 17, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Lilian Sia Lu
9:00        Francesco Passanisi & Albert Joseph Romeo + 

Thursday                             March 18, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Samuel M. Bugayong + 

Friday                                   March 19, 2021
7:00        Josephine Mazzucco +
9:00        In Honor of San Giuseppe for Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
6:00        Antoinette Canepa +

Saturday                              March 20, 2021
7:30        Primo Dente +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

March 13 Chinese Stations: The Chinese Apostolate hosts the Stations of the Cross March 13 via ZOOM. Here is the login info:

拜苦路Stations of  the Cross
3/13/2021 星期六 Saturday 晚上8 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 816 7791 6960
Passcode: 409836
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Meeting ID: 816 7791 6960
Passcode: 409836
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/khlxquaZ9

Week of Archdiocesan Patrons & Special Mass: This week we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick (March 17) and the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (March 19). We will have a special Mass at 6:00PM on the 19th. Both take care of us as co-patrons of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Saints Patrick and Joseph, pray for us!

Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

Friday Virtual Stations and Soup Supper: On all the Friday’s of Lent, our parish groups will be organizing online Stations of the Cross, Lenten Soup Suppers, and faith sharing. Start time is 6:55PM.  Here is the login info, which will be the same for all meetings:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82469417915?pwd=TnVLSEtmUHVRYVZZSEtMYlZzSm5Edz09

Meeting ID: 824 6941 7915
Passcode: 794049

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

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 1522 Bush Street. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

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.

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/

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.

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! “St. Joseph was called by God to serve the person and mission of Jesus directly through the exercise of his fatherhood. It is precisely in this way that, as the Church’s Liturgy teaches, he ‘cooperated in the fullness of time in the great mystery of salvation’ and is truly a ‘minister of salvation’… The Gospels clearly describe the fatherly responsibility of Joseph toward Jesus. For salvation-which comes through the humanity of Jesus-is realized in actions which are an everyday part of family life, in keeping with that ‘condescension’ which is inherent in the economy of the Incarnation… Joseph is the one whom God chose to be the ‘overseer of the Lord’s birth,’ the one who has the responsibility to look after the Son of God’s ‘ordained’ entry into the world, in accordance with divine dispositions and human laws. All of the so-called ‘private’ or ‘hidden’ life of Jesus is entrusted to Joseph’s guardianship.” –St. Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Custos, 1989.

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                14                           Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday
Monday               15                           Lenten Weekdays
Tuesday               16                           Lenten Weekday
Wednesday         17                           Lenten Weekday, Patrick; Bishop
Thursday             18                           Lenten Weekday,  Cyril of Jerusalem; Bishop, Doctor
Friday                  19                           Joseph; Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday              20                           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                 21                           Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Exodus 20: 1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25. God gives the Israelites his commandments, saying he will punish those who do not follow them but grant mercy to those who do. Saint Paul writes the Corinthians, we proclaim Christ crucified, which is foolishness to those who do not believe, but power and wisdom to those who do. Inn the Gospel, Jesus drives the money-changers and vendors from the temple area, and tells the crowd that if the temple is destroyed he will raise it in three days.

 

Domenica 3A Di Quaresima

In maniere diverse siamo incline a servire gli idoli: ad esempio il denaro al quale siamo disposti a sacrificare tutto e tutti, persino il dono prezioso della vita. Gesù continua a manifestarci il Dio dall’amore misericordioso, che continua a chiedere l’offerta di noi stessa.

 

 四旬期第三主日(封齋期第三主日)

 舊約出谷紀記述天主幫助以色列人離開在埃及的奴役生活之後,天主要他們留在沙漠四十年去煉淨他們在埃及四百年餋成的惡習,例如拜邪神之類。祂處處保護幫助他們,並且和他們締結了盟約:除祂之外,不可有別的神。天主給了他們十誡,讓他們認識怎樣對天主對人,使生活過得更好。

耶穌把那些污辱聖殿,在聖殿做買賣的人驅走,這段事實在四部福音都有記載,但若望福音把它安排在耶穌傳教之初把水變為酒的奇跡之後,逾越節之前。耶穌清潔了聖殿,意味着我們在逾越節快到的時候,要悔改,從注重物質改為注重精神,從注肉重肉體食糧攺為精神的食糧,要清潔自己內心的聖殿,好能給天主奉獻上更能使祂喜悅的祭禮,因為天主住在我們的心內。

耶穌所說的聖殿是祂自己的身體,為拯救世人而犧牲,作了贖罪的羔羊,代替舊約時代在聖殿獻祭的畜牲。祂說拆毀聖殿後三日重建好,是指自己死後第三日復活。當時的猶太人不懂,這成了他們的絆腳石、愚妄,但對我已認識基督的人,是個大大的恩賜,要好好珍惜、感謝和敬愛。

 

From Fr. Gael: The first reading from Exodus gives the people of Israel a code of conduct. It comes after they have left the oppression of Egypt and are on their way to a new life. During the time in the desert they have been on a seesaw between following the God of the Covenant and distancing from Him. It’s their cycle of life (and our own if we do some honest introspection). The responsorial psalm says: “Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.” That’s from where our words of salvation come. And the verse before the Gospel makes it even clearer: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.” Paul makes it transparent in his words to the Corinthians “Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Christ also gives us a code of conduct, and he reduces the ten commandments to two. “Love god and love neighbor. You can’t get more concise than that. Easy to remember, and yet, a challenge to implement in our daily lives. Are we up tt the concise challenge?  -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 March 7, 2021
8:45        Thomas Mazzucco + – Guido ‘Gig’ Ghiglieri +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + 

Monday                               March 8, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Tuesday                               March 9, 2021
7:00        Romeo DeMartini +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                         March 10, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Victoria Bugayong + & Jennifer Bugayong +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB +

Thursday                             March, 11 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Alfredo Panelli + – Fr. Bob Stein, SDB +

Friday                                   March 12, 2021
7:00        Giuseppina Ross +
9:00        Louis & Irene Bondanza +

Saturday                              March 13, 2021
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Louis & Enes Greco +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

Marriages
Kenneth Bruce & Gabrielle Owen

Rest in Peace
Giuseppe Russo – Alice Collins
Michael Brown

 

Particular Items

Fr. Bob Stein, SDB: This Thursday, March 11,  would have been the 73rd birthday of our own Fr. Bob Stein, who passed away a few weeks back. We will remember Fr. Bob as one of the intentions at the 9:00 AM mass. All Parishioners are invited to attend.

March 12 Virtual Stations of the Cross: This week’s Stations and Soup Supper has different login info:

Readers, please login in at 6:45 pm so we can go over testing and sound check.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 421103
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Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

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

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 is in the Church and also streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

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 everyfday from February 17 to March 28 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website  www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

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! “In the words of the Council: ‘It pleased God, in his goodness and wisdom, to reveal himself and to make known the mystery of his will (cf. Eph 1:9). His will was that men should have access to the Father, through Christ, the Word made flesh, in the Holy Spirit, and become sharers in the divine nature (cf. Eph 2:18; 2 Pt 1 4).’

Together with Mary, Joseph is the first guardian of this divine mystery. Together with Mary, and in relation to Mary, he shares in this final phase of God’s self-revelation in Christ and he does so from the very beginning. Looking at the gospel texts of both Matthew and Luke, one can also say that Joseph is the first to share in the faith of the Mother of God and that in doing so he supports his spouse in the faith of the divine annunciation. He is also the first to be placed by God on the path of Mary’s “pilgrimage of faith.” It is a path along which – especially at the time of Calvary and Pentecost – Mary will precede in a perfect way.

The path that was Joseph’s-his pilgrimage of faith – ended first, that is to say, before Mary stood at the foot of the cross on Golgotha, and before the time after Christ returned to the Father, when she was present in the upper room on Pentecost, the day the Church was manifested to the world, having been born in the power of the Spirit of truth. Nevertheless, Joseph’s way of faith moved in the same direction: it was totally determined by the same mystery, of which he, together with Mary, had been the first guardian.” –St. Pope John Paul II “Redemptoris Custos”, 1989.

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                07           Third Sunday of Lent
Monday               08          Lenten Weekday, John of God; Religious
Tuesday              09           Lenten Weekday, Frances of Rome; Religious
Wednesday        10           Lenten Weekday
Thursday            11            Lenten Weekday
Friday                  12           Lenten Weekday
Saturday             13           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                14           Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

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