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Genesis 22: 1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark: 9:2-10. In today’s first reading, God tests Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his only son. Abraham obeys God, but his son is spared. Abraham’s faithfulness is greatly rewarded. The second reading reminds us that if God is for us, whio can be against us. In the Gospel, Jesus is transfigured and identified by God as His beloved Son.

Domenica 2A Di Quaresima

Con la sua trasfigurazione, Gesù inaugural un tempo di luce e di Gloria. Disponiamoci a rivivere questo momento di rivelazione del volto di Dio, riflesso nel Cristo trasfigurato, con la fede profonda di Abramo, chiamato a offrire sul monte il proprio figlio.

From Fr. Gael: God, in the Old Testament, can be tough at times and today’s first reading proves that. God says to Abraham, the old man who became the father of a child at an advanced age: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you.” How is that for tough? Abraham is called our father in faith and his response to God shows justifiably why. He proceeds to fulfill the demand made of him. We know the story ends with his son Isaac not being sacrificed.

The gospel story of the Transfiguration is linked with this scripture in an interesting way. We ae privileged to see Christ in his glory accompanied by Moses and Elijah, the Old Testament icons. The disciples who are privileged to witness the glory want to remain in its rays. But Christ turns the glory into a fulfillment of the Old Testament story of Abraham’s sacrifice. But this time, the conclusion is quite different. The only begotten Son is sacrificed. He goes to the sacrifice of his own free will. He does it for us: for me, for you, for everyone. Now that is really TOUGH! Christ informs the disciples of what the trajectory will be to another mount, Calvary. They are puzzled by it and can’t wrap their heads around the acceptance of it. “After such glory, such suffering!” How do we, especially in this Lenten season wrap our heads around it……. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass intentions for the week

Sunday, February 28, 2021
8:45       In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Luigi Marciano+
10:15     Mrs. Chau Dang Q. Hoa + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Domenic, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +

Monday, March 1, 2021
7:00       Ernesto Piazza +
9:00       Anniversary of the Death of Zachary Martin +

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
7:00       Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00       Fernanda Matteucci +

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
7:00       Anniversary of the Death of Amelia DeNicolai +
9:00       Gaetano Alioto +

Thursday, March 4, 2021
7:00       Thanksgiving Marcela, Corey, & Baby Jaxon Freedman
9:00       Antonio Corona +

Friday, March 5, 2021
7:00       Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00       Norma Frizza +

Saturday, March 6, 2021
7:30       Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00       Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +
5:00       Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

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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.

Saturday February 27 at 8:00PM Chinese Stations of the Cross 拜苦路:
2/27/2021 星期六 Saturday 晚上8 PM

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Lenten Disciplines and 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 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 www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet next Thursday, March 4 at 4pm via Zoom and discuss the first thirteen chapter of James Martin, SJ’s “Jesus: A Pilgrimage” and the remainder at their next meeting on Tuesday, April 13 (in preparation for, and in celebration of Easter respectively). No reading is necessary to attend. Meetings are approximately 75 minutes. For additional information, including the Zoom link, contact Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net).

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.

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/

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! Pray the Stations with St. Joseph, below:

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                 28         Second Sunday of Lent
Monday               01          Lenten Weekday, David of Wales
Tuesday               02           Lenten Weekday, Agnes of Bohemia
Wednesday         03           Lenten Weekday, Katherine Drexel
Thursday             04           Lenten Weekday, Casimir
Friday                  05           Lenten Weekday, John Joseph of the Cross
Saturday              06           Lenten Weekday, Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes
Sunday                 28           Third Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations support your church. Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Genesis 9:8-15; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15. In the first reading, God establishes a covenant with Noah and his sons, promising never to flood the earth again. In the second reading, Peter writes to his community about those in the days of Noah who were saved through water. This prefigured baptism, which is what saves them now. In the Gospel, Jesus is tempted by Satan in the desert. He then goes to Galilee to begin his public ministry.

Domenica 1A Di Quaresima

Avviarsi verso la Pasqua  è “salire” verso Gerusalemme. In cammino verso la festa della nostra liberazione riconosciamo I nostril peccati, chiedendo perdono. Nel deserto, Gesù vince le tentazioni e prende slancio per la sua missione di salvezza.

封齋期第一主日

封齋期第一主日的讀經都是關於耶穌在曠野四十天祈禱守齋,受魔鬼試探。瑪竇、瑪爾谷和路加都記載這事件,但若望福音並沒有。今年我們讀的是瑪爾谷福音。這篇福音記載得很簡單,並沒有像其他兩部福音那樣詳,細地記述魔鬼怎樣試探耶穌。

耶穌在曠野裏受魔鬼試探,祇是祂和魔鬼作戰的開始,而祂最成功地使魔鬼大敗,是祂被釘死在十字架之時。同樣,我們四十天的封齋期也是為加強我們力量,幫助我們一生不斷地抵抗各種引誘,每年都有封齋期,為的是幫助我們一次又一次地好好準備。以期能夠絕對滿全我們在領洗時所作的承諾:棄絕魔鬼,棄絕犯罪。當年梅瑟帶着以色列人在曠野四十年,先知厄里亞為逃命在曠野走了四十天,天主都默默在他們身邊,天主當然也會默佑我們勇敢地走好這世界的旅程,祇要我們時刻信賴祂,依靠祂。

From Fr. Gael: Rainbows are beautiful. And every time I see one, I am in awe of this beautiful phenomenon of nature. Our first reading from Genesis, however, reminds us that the rainbow is also a sign of God’s loving covenant with us. A covenant on God’s part, that is permanent and irreversible.

Christ came to put the definitive touch of God’s covenant with us. God will always love us no matter what. A covenant, however, is a two-sided agreement. Christ ratified the agreement by his, birth, his life, his death and gloriously by is Resurrection. How do we, individually, ratify our own compliance with the covenant. Mark in the Gospel gives us the answer: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the  GOSPEL.” That doesn’t need much clarification. Each of us has to respond to the covenant in a particular way. We have to repent (change in our lives what needs to be changed). We have to individually believe in it (live the Gospel day by day [some days better than others, always with the opportunity to REPENT]). The next time we see a rainbow, it will offer us a chance to renew our individual covenant. The rainbow is beautiful, but even more so the beauty of God who is faithful to his covenant of LOVE for us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 February 21, 2021
8:45       Clementine & Giosue Bresolin +
The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB + – Carla Ferrando +
12:00     Peter Domenici, III + – Luigi & Rosa Mangini + 

Monday                               February 22, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto + – Gig Ghiglieri +

Tuesday                              February 23, 2021
7:00        Lorene & Valerio Cuneo +
9:00        Maria Guidi & Albertina Sultana +

Wednesday                       February 24, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Amelia DeNicolai +
9:00        Carmela & Margaret Passanisi +

Thursday                             February 25, 2021
7:00        Patrick Louis Ross +
9:00        Elena, Angelo, & Delia Serafini +

Friday                                   February 26, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB +
9:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +

Saturday                             February 27, 2021
7:30        Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB +
9:00        Gary Shelton +
5:00        The Giurlani Family +

Rest in Peace

Fr. Bob Stein, SDB


Alan Cabito

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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.

Lenten Disciplines and 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 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 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.

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/

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 his book Consecration to St. Joseph, Fr. Joseph Calloway writes that consecration to St. Joseph means “that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely to his paternal care so that he can lovingly help you acquire his virtues and become holy…St. Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his loving attention, protection and guidance.”

The first person to entrust themself to the spiritual care of Joseph and Mary was actually Jesus, he added.

“And so we give ourselves to their care, just like Jesus did when he was growing up. He lived under their roof, he was under their care, and he didn’t just go to his mom, you know, he went to his dad as well to St Joseph. So that’s what it is, entrusting ourselves to St. Joseph’s spiritual fatherhood to help us grow in virtue and closer to Christ.”

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                 21           First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               22           The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle
Tuesday               23           Lenten Weekday, Polycarp; Bishop, Martyr
Wednesday         24           Lenten Weekday
Thursday             25           Lenten Weekday
Friday                  26           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              27           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                 28           Second Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations support your church. Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45. The Lord gives instructions to Moses and Aaron for how to deal with leprosy. In the second reading, Paul encourages the Corinthians to do everything for the glory of God. In the Gospel, a leper asks Jesus to make him clean, and after he is made so, he then begins to publicize the whole matter.

Domenico 6A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Le persone che avviciniamo talora suscitano sospetto e paura, così che si reagisce istintivamente con timore. Abbiamo paura che qualcuno venga a distruggere la nostra quiete. Gesù spezza questo cerchio, invitandoci a continuare la sua opera, combattendo il male e accogliendo le povertà degli altri.

常年期第六主日

瑪爾谷福音第一章記述了耶穌傳教初期的生活:祂治病、驅魔、周遊加里肋亞宣講天國的道理、在曠野祈禱。今天我們讀到祂治好一個痳瘋病人。痳瘋病在今天並不難治,但在耶穌的時代,卻是可怕的疾病,病者必需與人隔離,免得傳染給別人;甚至有人以為是遭天主懲罰的。耶穌憐憫這病人,治好他。祂禁止他告訴人,祇請司祭驗查認可。因為耶穌不想人對默西亞懷着錯誤的觀念,祂要人了解祂是誰、明白祂的使命。因為我們不能祇因為祂能行神跡而信,要從認識祂去了解祂、愛祂、效法祂,這樣才是真的信。

星期三(二月十四日)是聖灰節,也是封齋期開始。我們用四十天來預備慶祝信仰上最重要的一件事——耶穌復活。每年封齋期的讀經都是一樣的。讀經一清楚地告訴我們要以悔改、祈禱、守齋、行善去更新我們的靈魂。守齋不單指禁食或禁肉,更重要的是克制自己不良的行為、習慣,心態等等,好能做個真正的基督信徒。

From Fr. Gael: The reading from Leviticus is very appropriate for the historical moment we have been living and dealing with the Coronavirus. In Leviticus, it is dealing with the contagion of leprosy which is described including social distancing. It is described for the safety of the wider community. It is not about ostracizing anyone. This has been something which has not been completely understood in our contemporary situation.  Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians makes this so clear: “just as I try to please everyone in every way, not seeking my own benefit but that of the many, that they may be saved. Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” Paul understood that Christ is the one who sets a standard which goes beyond the constrictions of Mosaic law.

Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The detail here that is important is that, in violation of the Law, Jesus reached out and touched the man and healed him. He could have said: “Be made clean!” That would have accomplished the miracle. Rather “he reached out and touched the man.” He made physical contact with the outcast. His touch, at that very moment, reintegrated the man into society, even before the physical miracle took place. The action is the essence of human compassion that heals. WOW! And so, do we, as individuals and as community, stretch out our hands and touch others. And once again, to quote Paul, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                                February 14, 2021
8:45        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Li, Yue Yee + – GB De Martini +
12:00     Louis & Ilva Baccetti and Costantino & Giuseppina Laurent and Norma & Joseph Frizza +
Teresa Radienovich + 

Monday                                               February 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini +  – Grace Kong +

Tuesday                                               February 16, 2021
7:00        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
9:00        James & Irene Silva, Sr. + – Joseph Clark +

Wednesday                                         February 17, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Frank & Helen Cassidy +

Thursday                                             February 18, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Mr. Lu Kim + & Alicia Jimenez Yao + – Scott Frey +

Friday                                                   February 19, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +

Saturday                                              February 20, 2021
7:30        John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances, and Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00        Birthday of Frank (Buscotti) Reginato +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Rest in Peace

Max delle Sedie

Sr. Diana Filipas, FMA

Frank Peter Antonini, Jr.

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Thank You! We are very touched by the prayers and good wishes from all of you for Frs. Al, Armand, and Bob, and also for the three caregivers who came down with Covid. It has been such a wonderful outpouring of support! What an example of God turning all things to good!

Sr. Diana Filipas, FMA: Our dear Sr. Diana Filipas, FMA, known and loved by so many, went home to heaven last week, after spending 62 years in religious life as a Daughter of Mary Help of Christians. Sr. Diana was born on Fairfax Street, in All Hallows parish, San Francisco, the third child of Marco & Angela Filipas. She studied with the Sisters of Charity at the old St. Vincent de Paul School, and upon graduating from high school, she followed her vocation into the Daughters of Mary Help of Christian. That was in 1958, and Sr. Diana has been educating and guiding young people ever since. 2020 marked her 62nd year of religious life!

Sr. Diana served at Saints Peter and Paul and Corpus Christi here in San Francisco, and Lomita, Dominic Savio, and St. John Bosco in the southland, as well as Texas and Louisana. Back in 2009, Sister told us that in those days they used to have 50 students in class, plus another 50 in second grade catechism (so much for class size as an excuse for poor results!). We’re on dangerous ground here, but Sister told it was much easier to teach boys than girls. Sr. Diana, you prayed for us on earth, pray for us from heaven!

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.

Ash Wednesday: Lent Begins! This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. As of this writing we are not sure whether we will have public Masses or the distribution of Ashes. Check our website for the latest information. We will be sharing resources to help you deepen your Lenten journey by email. If you are not on our email list, you can sure be added! Send an email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org and you will receive a daily Lenten email. Lenten rules and suggestions are below.

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.

Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. Fast and abstinence are observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and, where possible, on Holy Saturday.

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).

Virtual Stations of the Cross and Soup Suppers: Starting on Ash Wednesday, and on all the Friday’s of Lent, the Salesians Cooperators will host online Soup Super/Stations/ and Faith Sharing. Each week one of our parish groups will lead the online Stations of the Cross and Lenten Soup Suppers. Start time is 6:55PM. I’ll be sending out the Stations, ZOOM link, and a soup recipe (from all over the parish) so we can all eat the same simple Lenten meal! The groups leading are:

Ash Wednesday: Young Adults
Friday, February 19: Italian Marian Sodalities
Friday, February 26: CCD Families
Friday, March 5: Chinese Apostolate
Friday March 12: Walk for Life West Coast
Friday, March 19: Parish Families
Friday, March 26: Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club

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Meeting ID: 824 6941 7915

Passcode: 794049
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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 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.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office—after we are all clear of the virus, of course!

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/

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! Fr. Victor Feltes reflects:

In the Book of Genesis, during a time of famine across the known world, the Egyptians begged their pharaoh for bread. He in turn replied, “Go to Joseph and do whatever he tells you.” Pharaoh was referring to Joseph the son of Jacob who had risen from a very lowly state to become the viceroy of the kingdom. Enlighted by divinely-inspired dreams, this Joseph’s leadership went on to feed and save the whole world from death, including his own family. According to the genealogy at the beginning of Matthew’s Gospel, the New Testament’s Joseph also had a father named Jacob. Though poor and obscure, St. Joseph’s heaven-sent dreams enabled him to guide and protect his Holy Family, leading to the world’s salvation through the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ. Today, as a powerful intercessor in the Kingdom of God, we are wise to “go to Joseph” for needed help.

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

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Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                14           Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               15           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday              16           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        17           Ash Wednesday
Thursday            18           Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Friday                  19           Friday after Ash Wednesday
Saturday             20           Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Sunday                21           First Sunday of Lent

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