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:

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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)

Your parish needs and  appreciates your continued support!

 

 

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