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Jeremiah 17:5-8; I Corinthians 15:12, 16-20; Luke 6:17, 20-26. In the first reading, trusting in the Lord brings a refreshing life of abundance. Saint Paul, in the second reading, says that Christ’s resurrection brings life to all who believe. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches the beatitudes.


Domenica 6A Del Tempo Ordinario

Molte persone ritegono che la felicità nasca dalla possibilità di disporre delle cose. Ne deriva un mondo sempre più violento, dove il desiderio e l’invidia pongono gli uomini in conflitto. Gesù ci propone una soluzione radicalmente opposta, che appare inevitabilmente folle ai nostri occhi. Quando accetteremo di riconoscere in questa proposta la radice della vera felicità?

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  February 17, 2019
7:30 James & Irene Silva, Sr. 
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Grace Kong 
11:45 Carla Ferrando – Carla Guaraglia Mazzoni (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo 
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families 

Monday, February 18, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini 
9:00 Inez & Guido Nicco –  Paul Bonjean (Conc.)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti 
9:00 Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB – Howard Meehan  (Conc.)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:00 Dionisia & Francisco Mingoa 
9:00 Frank (Bisco
tti) Reginato – Mario, Pasquale, & Tersa Rosugnolo (Conc.)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 Clementina & Giosue Bresolin 
9:00 Felica, Carmella, Biagie, & Pina Fazio 

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:00 Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John &
Francesca Mazzaferri 
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini 

Saturday, February 23, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family 
9:00 Maria Guidi & Albertina Sultana 
5:00 Birthday of Lucille Markus 


Baptisms

Eugene Charles Payne, V

Rest-in-Peace

Gena Martini


Particular Items

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

Vatican Meeting on Sexual Abuse: On Thursday, February 21, the Vatican’s meeting on the disgraceful plague of sexual abuse and impropriety besetting the Church will begin. The date is significant: it is the feast of St. Peter Damian, scourge of immorality among the clergy. In the 11th century he warned of the “cancer of sodomitic impurity” threatening the Church of God, and warned bishops: “Undoubtedly, those who turn a blind eye to the sins of their subjects that they are obligated to correct, also grant to their subjects a license to sin through their ill-considered silence.” Pray that our leaders take proper action and St. Peter Damian, pray for us!

Police Community Meeting: This Thursday, the good officers from Central Station will host the regular community meeting at 5:00 PM, in the Parish Center. This is your chance to share any concerns you may have and also to express your appreciation to the SFPD for all their difficult and dangerous work.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Next weekend we will kick off our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. There will be speakers at Masses who will tell you how that figure is determined, and the services your donations support.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit!

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Last week, in the Gospel, and TODAY in life, our Lord tells Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Confirmations: We thanks Bishop Robert Christian for conferring the sacrament of Confirmation on 16 of our Saints Peter and Paul students on February 8. May they always be open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit!

Photo: Patrick Gee/PMG Photography

If you’d like to see more photos by parish photographer Patrick Gee, go here.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Monday, March 4 at 7PM at the Parish Center. Planning for the Lenten Friday Soup Suppers will be finalized. Meetings usually last seventy-five minutes long.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Plato: What is love? A Staged Reading:On Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 PM, Star of the Sea parish will host a staged reading of Plato’s Socratic dialogue, Symposium, followed by a robust conversation of our own. Star of the Sea parish  gymnasium (top floor), 345 8th Avenue, San Francisco. The event is sponsored by the Benedict XVI Institute. Admission is free, but you must register to attend:                         www.eventbrite.com/e/plato-what-is-love-tickets-54001596228

Holy Hoopsters, Batman! It’s the Third Annual Clericus Classic Basketball Game! On Friday, March 22 at 6:30PM, at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep gym, priests of the archdiocese and St. Patrick’s seminarians will lace up their sneakers, take to the hardwood, and dribble their way to glory (well, earthly glory anyway). Last year, Saints Peter and Paul’s & SBGC Alumni Fr. Alvin Yu played great! Parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot, a block from the school. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, 1055 Ellis St., San Francisco 415-614-5517.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 17         Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 18       Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 19       Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 20 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 21      Peter Damian; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 22           Chair of St. Peter the Apostle
Saturday 23       Polycarp; Bishop. Martyr
Sunday 24          Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week:   $3,466.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                      $20,715.

Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8; I Corinthians 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11; Luke 5:1-11. The first reading recounts the calling of Isaiah, how the seraphim of the Lord came to him with an ember, touched his lips with it, and said, your wickedness is removed. In the second reading, Paul recounts his own calling by the Lord, and outlines the faith that has been handed on to him, which he now hands on to the Corinthians. In the Gospel, we hear the account of Jesus’ calling to discipleship Simon Peter, James and John.

Domenico 5A Del Tempo Ordinario

La Chiesa si sente chiamata per annunciare la salvezza e continuare la missione del Salvatore. Essa chiama tutti alla salvezza e a collaborare perché il messaggio arrivi a tutta l’umanità. C’è urgente bisogno che l’uomo ritorno ad occupare il suo posto di creatura che adora, loda e ringrazia per l’incalcolabile dono della vita.

常年期第五主日

今天的福音記載耶穌在革勒湖邊講道,看到湖邊停着的兩隻漁船,祂上了其中之一、那是屬於伯多祿的,祂請伯多祿把船划開離岸邊,開始講道。後來又敎他們划到湖中深水處,捕到許多魚。這奇跡使伯多祿和同伴們,聽了耶穌的召喚,立刻放棄一切,跟隨了祂。我們可以想像,因着他們的船,耶穌可以沿着湖邊到附近的地方講道。日後耶穌了升天,他們更不畏危難,繼承耶穌的遺訓,到各地去傳揚天國的喜訊。

我們是不是也能像門徒們一樣,聽耶穌的話語,加入「漁人的漁夫」行列?要知道,我們每一個人在世上都有一個使命,那就是愛天主愛人,傳揚天國的福音。我們不能像門徒們一樣,到各處傳教,也不能像神父修士修女一樣,為愛天主而放棄家庭生活。我們不能登上講道台;也不能像許多偉人一樣,離鄉別井,到各地去傳教,¬¬-但我們可以像聖女小德蘭一樣,無論做任何事都懷着愛天主的心去做,帶着為傳揚聖教的意向,那怕是向一個陌生人微笑,表示友誼;忍耐一個無禮的對待;或是安慰一個失意傷心的人,都是有價值的。

星期三是聖灰禮儀日,封齋期開始。在這封齋期裏,讓我們敞開己自的心,好使更能取法天主的仁慈。星期四是露德聖母節。聖母是最肖似天主的受造物,讓我們求她教我們   、 幫助我們走近天主吧!

Baptisms
Madelyn Varvil – Hudson Andrew Bass
Luca Calabrese
Weddings
Erik Erickson and Lauren Goff
Rest-in-Peace
Paul Bonjean – George Lippi
Elvira Masaro
From Fr. Gael:

There is a beautiful phrase in the Gospel today. After a night of fishing in which Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John, catch no fish, on shore they are packing up their nets. Jesus sees them and invites them to give it another try. Jesus tells them, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Simon says in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.”

Jesus wants them to go deeper in the same waters where they have labored all night and caught nothing. This is a challenge to them, but one which Peter in politically correct hospitality, accepts. As the saying goes, “The rest is history.” This is the beginning of a deep relationship between Peter and Jesus. Peter realizes it because he warns Jesus, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.” In the presence of something beyond his understanding Peter speaks out in true humility. Basically, he says “I am not worth your attention.” But Jesus is after more than fish. He replies to Peter, “Do not be afraid, from now on you will be catching men.” Jesus gives Peter radical affirmation and vocation. How does the dialogue go between me and Jesus? He gives us radical affirmation as well.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Particular Items

Our Lady of Lourdes: Monday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. A group of parishioners gather daily, following the 7:00 AM Mass, to pray the Rosary. Everyone is invited to join them!

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators group will meet Monday, February 11th 7th at 7pm in the Club conference room for an hour. We will be working on the Lenten Friday Mass and Soup Suppers. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing group meetings will be this Tuesday February 12 and Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Today, in the Gospel, and TODAY in life, our Lord tells Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, starting February 4, 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, starting Thursday, February 7, 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Plato: What is love? A Staged Reading: On Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 PM, Star of the Sea parish will host a staged reading of Plato’s Socratic dialogue, Symposium, followed by a robust conversation of our own. Star of the Sea parish gymnasium (top floor), 345 8th Avenue, San Francisco. The event is sponsored by the Benedict XVI Institute. Admission is free, but you must register to attend: www.eventbrite.com/e/plato-what-is-love-tickets-54001596228

More Walk for Life West Coast News: Last week, we showed you the picture of seven pregnant moms and babies making the most powerful anti-abortion statement possible—amplifying and broadcasting the tiny heartbeats of their unborn babies throughout Civic Center Plaza. This week we present to you Mary Catherine Caputi, daughter of mom Clare, and dad Sal Caputi. That’s Mary Catherine in mom’s belly (left)  on January 26, and in mom’s lap (right) on January 31. Look at that smile!

Holy Hoopsters, Batman! It’s the Third Annual Clericus Classic Basketball Game! On Friday, March 22 at 6:30PM, at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep gym, priests of the archdiocese and St. Patrick’s seminarians will lace up their sneakers, take to the hardwood, and dribble their way to glory (well, earthly glory anyway). Last year, Saints Peter and Paul’s & SBGC Alumni Fr. Alvin Yu played great! Parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot, a block from the school. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, 1055 Ellis St., San Francisco 415-614-5517.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 10 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 11 Our Lady of Lourdes
Tuesday 12 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 13 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 14 Cyril; Monk, and Methodius; Bishop
Friday 15 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 16 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 17 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,245.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; I Corinthians 12:31-13:13 or 13:4-13; Luke 4:21-30. In the first reading, we hear God’s call to Jeremiah and his assurance that he will always be with him, no matter how much others oppose him. In Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, he speaks of the more excellent way of love, the very foundation of Christian life. Jesus, in the Gospel, is not accepted in his own hometown.

Domenica 4A Del Tempo Ordinario
Anche a noi Gesù rivolge la sua parola, sincera, franca e tavolta persino sconvolgente, anche se è sempre dettata dall’amore. A noi il compito di ascoltarla con fede, perché è parola di verità. Ma tropo spesso, apunto perché tale, non si vuole sentire. “oggi” essa risuona ai nostril orecchi. Non induriamo il nostro cuore.
From Father Gael:

In last week’s Gospel, Jesus gave his mission statement of Jesus from Isaiah. And here, Jesus calls his listeners to responsibility for not corresponding to the Spirit. And even stronger he indicates that when the people of the covenant do not respond, the Spirit will go elsewhere. Examples given to verify this are the widow of Zarephath and Naaman the Syrian leper. When unreceived, the Spirit will go elsewhere. The reaction of the listeners in Nazareth was to rise up in fury, drive Jesus out of the village, and try to kill him.  Scripture says that Jesus passed through their midst and went away. A rather sad result, we might agree. But while we hold the villagers in judgment, we might ask ourselves how we receive the Spirit. After all, we would not want to see Jesus “pass through our midst and walk away.”

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Juan Carlo Cabrere
Rest-in-Peace
George Lippi – Paul Bonjean

Particular Items

Walk for Life West Coast: The Walk thanks Saints Peter and Paul (once again!) for hosting 247 students (from Thomas Aquinas College and Paraclete High School) for the 15th Annual Walk for Life West Coast last week. From Gibbons’ write-up of the Walk:

“In what will surely go down as the most memorable moment in the 15 year history of the Walk for Life West Coast,  seven pregnant women and their unborn children ascended the stage, put microphones to their bellies, and filled San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza with the sounds of tiny heartbeats.


 

The heartbeats, tiny though they were, were a thundering repudiation of the Culture of Death, so recently and tragically exemplified by the state of New York’s legalization of the murder of such children right up to the moment of birth.

The heartbeats brought an unprecedented response from the tens of thousands of pro-lifers who overflowed the plaza, and even shook the organizers. “I had tears in my eyes,” said Walk for Life co-chair Eva Muntean “and it literally sent a shiver down my spine. So beautiful, so fragile, so vulnerable.” Attendees were equally moved, with photographs showing some women wiping their eyes, while others were moved to elation. The online comments about the experience included “amazing”…”awesome”… “beautiful”…”fantastic,” and “Fue el sonido más hermoso que escuche” (“The most beautiful sound I ever heard”)….” Our friend Fr. John De La Riva from the Shrine of St. Francis told us he had tears in his eyes, too!

Fr. Jose Lucero with a few of the members of the Chinese Apostolate in attendance.

To see more great pictures of the Walk, go here.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, starting February 4, 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, starting Thursday, February 7, 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Baptismal Preparation Class: The baptismal prep class, for both parents and godparents, will be this Tuesday at 7:00PM, in the parish center.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

Confirmation: This Friday, at 6:00PM, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Christian will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on 15 of our Saints Peter and Paul students: Giovanna Maria Goretti Basile, Keanno Lyni Jude Bustos, Dario Albert Caccia, Ava Cecilia Crotti, Mia Rose Franceschi, Samantha Rita Gee, John Brendan Giaquinto, Aidan Gabriel Gotch, Dillon George Ker, Sarah Marie Amandine Ma, Michael Michael Manfreda, Julia Mary Mello, Logan Anthony Milestone, James Patrick O’Connell, Francesco Francis Spagnoli, and Gianni David Valentine.  Let us pray that the Confirmandi of 2019 will always be open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit!

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass: On Saturday, February 9 at 10 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, all couples celebrating ‘5 year anniversaries’ (5 years, 10, 15… 35, 40) or over 40 years, in 2019 are invited to celebrate with us.  Bishop Robert F. Christian, O.P. will be the principal celebrant. To register, please call 415-614-5680 visit https://form.jotform.com/83188107304151 or call 415-614-5680.

Chinese New Year’s Mass: On Saturday, February 9 at 2:30PM, at St Mary’s Cathedral the Chinese Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco invites all priests of the Archdiocese and their parishioners to join Bishop Wang, Bishop Christian, Bishop Justice, and Bishop Walsh, and the Chinese community for the celebration of Chinese New Year with the New Year Eucharistic Celebration and Ancestors Veneration Ceremony. Following the Mass, a fundraising banquet will be served in Patrons’ Hall at 5:00 pm. For Banquet tickets, please contact Fr. Peter Zhai, SVD, Director of Chinese Ministry, for tickets. 415-614-5575.

Sons & Daughters of Italy! All are invited to the Sons and Daughters of Italy’s Polenta and Sausage Dinner on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. NO-HOST COCKTAILS at 6:00 P.M. with DINNER at 7:00 P.M. Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausages, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price is fu $40 per person. No payments will be accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Monday, February 4. Please call Linda at 415-235-5974, Lisa at 415-307-8034 or Maria at 415-370-3956 for information and reservations.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 03           Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 04         Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 05         Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 06   Paul Miki and Companions; Martyrs
Thursday 07       Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 08            Jerome Emiliani; Patron of Orphans, Josephine Bakhita; Virgin
Saturday 09        Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 10           Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week:   $4,007.
Second Collection (Parish School):      $1,543.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                      $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!