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.
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 +
Kenneth Bruce & Gabrielle Owen
Rest in Peace
Giuseppe Russo – Alice Collins
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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