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Genesis 2:7-9, 3:17; Romans 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19; Matthew 4:1-11. In the first reading, the woman and her husband eat fruit from the tree of life, and realize they are naked. In the Letter to the Romans, Paul reassures us that God’s grace surpasses any of our sins. In the Gospel, the devil tempts Jesus while he is in the desert, but Jesus says to him, Get away, Satan! And the devil leaves him.

Domenica 1A di Quaresima

Gli idoli di sempre: l’avere, il potere, il valere quando impongono la loro logica generano solo chiusura, delusione, buoto, conflitti. Nel nostro ambiente e nella nostra vita, siamo testimoni degli effetti prodotti dalla sete di denaro, dall’ambizione e dal potere: ingiustizia, menzogna, odio, violenza, incomprensione tra coniugi o tra genitori e figli. Scegliere Dio è certamente scomodo, ma la vittoria di Cristo pervade di ottimismo chi ha aderito a Lui.

封齋期第一主日

封齋期開始了,我們可能想到怎樣以祈禱、克己、哀矜,去善度今年的封齋期了,但到底為什麼有封齋期,我以為,首先,我們會想到在這段時日,望教的兄弟姊妹正在以祈禱、守齋、哀矜去準備在復活節時領洗。我們以團結的精神,和他們一起準備、歡迎他們進入教會。其次,我們藉着這段時日,更新、重整我們的心靈,好使能更接近天主,更愛祂、更多得到天主的恩寵。

今天的的福音是我們熟悉的,耶穌在曠野祈禱、守齋。祂為我們祈禱,為給我們表樣,為準備祂的傳教工作。耶穌三次受到魔鬼試探,但祂都以聖經的教訓拒絕了魔鬼的引誘。我們一生之中,不知多少次遇到誘惑,使我們迷失走向天堂之路的方向。若我們經常以祈禱、守齋、哀矜去鍛鍊自己,並藉聖經的教訓去警惕自己,求耶穌和聖母幫助,我們就能超越一切誘惑困難。

From Fr. Gael: In the old wild west, they used to say, “Beware of the snake oil salesman.” He was known to be a charlatan. In today’s first reading and in the Gospel, it’s not the salesman who shows up, but rather the snake himself. In the first reading, he sells his goods to Eve and then successively to Adam and they buy it hook, line and sinker. That got them kicked out of Paradise and of a privileged relationship with the Creator. In the Gospel, Mr. Snake, the Devil, plies his goods with Jesus but has no success. He is not able to sabotage Jesus’ relationship with his Father. The devil goes away frustrated in his design. The devil has not, however, given up. We would be foolish to think so. As scripture says, he goes around like a lion seeking someone to devour. He doesn’t trumpet himself as Devil but rather as subtle seduction according to the Achilles heel of each individual. He knows us better than we know ourselves. The challenge is to recognize our own weakness and name it, thereby taking away the devil’s power over it. We then become powerful in humble recognition of our need to rely on the victorious power of Jesus Christ. We, then, like Jesus Christ can be victorious. Read and weep, O Devil, Satan, Beelzebub, Demon, Lucifer. We know who you are. More importantly, we know who Jesus Christ is!!! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Maveric Kai Man Del Prado Meneses – James Alexander Burkhardt

Weddings
Robert Bascherini and Tenae Roth

Rest-in-Peace
Xiu Shan Chen – Delina Lau
John Zuffo – Marinella Bastoni

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 March 1, 2020

7:30        Ernesto Piazza +
8:45        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
10:15       Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45       Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
1:00        Anniversary of the Death of Zachary Martin +
5:00        Mildred Descala +

 Monday                               March 2, 2020

7:00        Sal Balistreri +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Tuesday                               March 3, 2020

7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Amelia DeNicolai +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci +

Wednesday                        March 4, 2020

7:00        John Scampini +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday                            March 5, 2020

7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Norma Frizza +

Friday                                 March 6, 2020

7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Salvatore Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
6:30        Intentions the Cattoi Family

Saturday                             March 7, 2020

7:30        Chiara & Giuseppe Calcagno +
9:00        Thomas Mazzucco +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +

 

Particular Items

Daily Rosary: We are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Wednesday Night Confessions: Starting Wednesday, March 4, and all the following Wednesdays of Lent we will have confessions in the Church from 7-8PM.

 Stations of the Cross: We will observe the Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent at 1:00 PM.

Friday Night Mass and Soup Suppers. Every Friday throughout Lent, there will be special Friday Mass in the Church at 6:30 PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory.

40 Days for Life” is a peaceful prayer vigil that takes place from Ash Wednesday (February 26) through Palm Sunday (April 5) at Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. 40 Days for Life prayer vigils are held in 950 cities in 64 countries. (Our former Archbishop George Niederauer called abortion businesses “the Golgotha of our time”). To learn more or schedule a vigil time, go to: http://www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco/

Lenten Penance Service: On Monday, March 30, at 7:00PM, we will have our Lenten Penance Service with individual confession. All parishioners are uged to attend.

Eucharistic Adoration: We have Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 7-8PM. Also on Wednesdays we have Scripture Study at 6:30PM, in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Sons & Daughters of Italy Polenta Dinner On Saturday, March 7, the Cornelia Vita Nuova invites you to their annual “Fun”draiser at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The fun begins with no-host cocktails at 6:00PM; dinner at 7:00: Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausage, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price is $43 per person. No payments accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Saturday, February 29. Please call Maria at 415-370-3956 or Linda at 415-235-5974 for information and reservations.

St. Joseph Table’s: On Wednesday, March 18, at 6PM, our Madonna Addolorata di S’Elia will present a traditional St. Joseph’s Table in the cafeteria. Tickets are $35 ($10 children; n/c if under 10) and includes open bar, salad, pasta, vegetables, filet of petrale and Sicilian cookies for dessert. Pick up a reservation form in the church or office.

 Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told 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—it’s 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. For more: 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!

Congratulations, Fr. Gustavo! On Monday, March 2, our good Fr. Gustavo Ramirez, SDB will celebrate the first anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood (below) ! Please pray for Fr. Gustavo as he continues to serve the people of God. Thank you Fr. Gustavo, ad moltos annos!

Speaking of Anniversaries, Mark Your Calendars! On March 30, our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri will celebrate his 100th Birthday! We will honor this great priest at the 5PM Mass on Saturday, March 28. A 100th Birthday Dinner will follow in the auditorium! Tickets are “$100 for 100 years” for those who can afford it—or for parishioners who might not be able to do that, $75. There are a limited number of tickets—please call 415-421-0809 to reserve yours! No tickets will be sold at the door. 

Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Want to make Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday extra special? Contribute to the New Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul Scholarship endowment! The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee.—but with SF’s insane cost of living many families need help! Feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219 for more info.

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.

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 01           First Sunday of Lent
Monday               02           Lenten Weekday
Tuesday               03           Lenten Weekday, Katherine Drexel; Virgin
Wednesday         04           Lenten Weekday, Casimir
Thursday             05           Lenten Weekday
Friday                  06           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              07           Lenten Weekday, Perpetua & Felicity; Martyrs
Sunday                 08           Second Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week          $3,931.
Second Collection (Parish School):            $2,139.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                            $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48. In Leviticus, the Lord declares his statutes to Moses for the Israelites, calling them to holiness and love. In our second reading, Paul instructs the Corinthians, calling them to holiness as temples of the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel from Matthew, Jesus preaches a new standard of love and justice, calling his followers to love their enemies.

Domenica 7A Del Temp Del Ordinario

Nemici non sono solo chi ci odia e ci fa del male; ma anche quanti hanno il torto di pensarla diversamente da noi. Spetta alla carità creare per loro occasioni d’incontro, reinventare l’ospitalità, sfidare l’indifferenza. L’amicizia non solo va data, ma va ricevuta con altrettanto impegno. Non basta amare, bisogna lasciarsi amare se non si vuol rinunziare alla risposta che Dio ci offre nel prossimo.

鬱鬱不樂 常年期第七主日

今天的福音可說是山中聖訓的延續。上主日耶穌教我們遵守十誡的態度,不是消極地不做天主不允許的就算,而是要積極地做天主喜歡的、正義的對人有益的事。

今天耶穌對我們更深更高的要求,是「山中聖訓」的高峰。祂說:「你們要愛你的仇人,為迫害你的人祈禱。」祂要求我們不單寬恕仇人,並且希望他有好處,因此要為他祈禱。祂又說了幾個例子,例如:「人家打你右臉,你要連左臉也轉過去給他。」這是困難的事!也不是嚴格的誡命,意思是我們寧願吃虧,甚至受迫害,也不願加害於人,愛!是基督徒的金料玉律,耶穌也親自教了我們怎樣做了, 祂為我們死在十字架,是愛最高的境界。

耶穌說我們應該如同天上的大父一樣成全,當然我們永遠不能達到像天父的成全,但如果我們一心盡力趨向這理想。藉着聖母的幫助,定能日進於德。

From Fr. Gael: Today’s readings are tough. They call us to a standard of holiness. That in itself is not so bad. It’s just that the standard to which we are called is that of God. “Oh my God!” There’s the “rub.” Called to God’s holiness! The first reading from Leviticus has God telling Moses: “Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy” (v. 2). Our vocation is to imitate God. The passage ends with a synopsis of what that implies “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (v. 18). Well at least that’s a clue of how we are to do it. In the Gospel, Jesus raises the bar by asking more than the minimum from us, with several very real examples. We’re not getting away with anything here. But the task is not impossible. St. John Bosco gave St. Dominic Savio the answer when, in mentoring the adolescent in the way of holiness, he said to Dominic: “here holiness consists in living your ordinary life extraordinarily well.” That really does simply the challenge. Our ordinary life is the fabric of our personal holiness in imitation of God. And that brings us to the conclusion of today’s Gospel: “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Daniel Emilio Vinci

Weddings
Michael Lemole and Denise Stephan

Rest-in-Peace
Robert C. Greening – Sal Balistreri

Mass Intentions for the Week

Sunday                                February 23, 2020
7:30        Mario Amato +
8:45        Maria Guidi & Albertina Sultana +
10:15       Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB +
11:45       Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Mrs. Flores +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                                February 24, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Amelia DeNicolai +
9:00        Gary Shelton +

Tuesday                                February 25, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving from Antonio & Liliana Sia Lu
9:00        Elena, Angelo, & Delia Serafini +

Wednesday                         February 26, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving from Carlos & Frances Tia
9:00        Carmela & Margaret Passanisi +
6:00        Intention of Maria Corradetti

Thursday                              February 27, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB +

Friday                                     February 28, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Thanksgiving for the Pastoral and Petrine Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI

Saturday                               February 29, 2020
7:30        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
9:00        Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a special collection for our parish school. Please be generous.

Daily Rosary: We are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Ash Wednesday: This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. We will have Masses at 7:00 & 9:00AM and 6PM. There will also be a Liturgy of the Word, with distribution of Ashes, at 12:15PM. We will NOT have Eucharistic Adoration on Ash Wednesday.

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Wednesday Night Confessions: Starting Wednesday, March 4, and all the following Wednesdays of Lent we will have confessions in the Church from 7-8PM.

Stations of the Cross: We will observe the Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent at 1:00 PM.

Friday Night Mass and Soup Suppers. Every Friday throughout Lent, there will be special Friday Mass in the Church at 6:30 PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory.

40 Days for Life” is a peaceful prayer vigil that takes place from Ash Wednesday (February 26) through Palm Sunday (March 5) at Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. 40 Days for Life prayer vigils are held in 950 cities in 64 countries. (Our former Archbishop George Niederauer called abortion businesses “the Golgotha of our time”). To learn more or schedule a vigil time, go to: http://www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco/

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To learn more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

Saints Peter and Paul School PTO Spring Event and Auction: “Like, Totally 80’s” will be held on Saturday, February 29, from 6:30 -11:00 PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Enjoy an evening of blackjack, cocktails, live auction, and dancing. This event is not a sit down dinner—it will be gourmet appetizers and desserts. There will be a no hostas bar. Music provided by DJ Dennis Gallegos. You can sponsor, donate, or buy a ticket.

Tickets are $100 per guest and can be purchased online here.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary Kate Del Campo at (415) 425-1692 / marykatewinters@hotmail.com. If you are interested in event sponsorship or making a donation, please contact Laura Corleto (415) 652- 9438 / laurajoh@hotmail.com or Lisa Rivera (415) 756-8422 / lisaguminarivera@gmail.com. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”

Please pick up a flyer from the tables. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”

Sons & Daughters of Italy Polenta Dinner: On Saturday, March 7, the Cornelia Vita Nuova invites you to their annual “Fun”draiser at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The fun begins with no-host cocktails at 6:00PM; dinner at 7:00: Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausage, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price is $43 per person. No payments accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Saturday, February 29. Please call Maria at 415-370-3956 or Linda at 415-235-5974 for information and reservations.

Mark Your Calendars! On March 30, our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri will celebrate his 100th Birthday! We will honor this great priest at the 5PM Mass on Saturday, March 28. A 100th Birthday Dinner will follow in the auditorium! Tickets are “$100 for 100 years” for those who can afford it—or for parishioners who might not be able to do that, $75. There are a limited number of tickets—please call 415-421-0809 to reserve yours! No tickets will be sold at the door.

Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Want to make Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday extra special? Contribute to the New Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul Scholarship endowment! The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee.—but with SF’s insane cost of living many families need help! Feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219 for more info.

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.

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                  23           Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mon-Tues             24-25     Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Wednesday           26           Ash Wednesday
Thursday               27           Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Friday                    28           Friday after Ash Wednesday
Saturday               29           Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Sunday                  01           First Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of December             $5,023.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                                 $20,715.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Sirach 15:15-20; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 or 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37. In the first reading, Sirach tells the people they can choose to follow the commandments, or not. But keeping the commandments will save them. In Saint Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, he writes of the greatness prepared for those who love God. In the Gospel from Matthew, Jesus teaches about the law. He says that he has come to fulfill the law, and that those who keep it will be called the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Domenica 6A Del Tempo Ordinario

L’amore dell’uomo e della donna non è desiderio e ricerca egoistica della propria soddisfazione. L’amore è volere il bene dell’amato. L’attrazione fisica senza amore è segno di un’aleinazione e immaturità profonda, è le negazione della libertà e della dignità della persona. La famiglia deve vivere queste caratteristiche di amore, che la segnano profondamente e ne cementano l’unita.

常年期第六主日

在舊約時代,梅瑟從西乃山接受了天主的誡命。熱愛並恪守法律是所有以色列人人目中認為是正義和聖德。但人們把它太物質化,從而失去了它真正的價值。因此耶穌說:「不要以為我來是要廢除法律,我來不是要廢除,而是完成。」祂又說:「……你們聽〔梅瑟〕說過……我卻對你們說……」 這樣的話一共重覆了六次。耶穌給法律作最基本的修正,譬如「你們聽說過,不要殺人」,但這還不夠,必需需要對人有善意和關切,不輕視,不說無禮的話,以善心去看一個人,看他的優點。耶穌要的不單是行動上遵守法律,更要在思想和和行為上善待人。

由此可見,「山中聖訓」是關乎人與人、人與天主的關係。要求我們更高層次地發展它,行為要與內心配合,並且言行致,心手合一。

From Fr. Gael: Responsibility is a very responsible thing to deal with responsibly. That might seem like circular logic but there is more to it than meets the eye. Starting with the first reading from Sirach, and ending with the Gospel of Matthew, today’s readings are a call to personal responsibility for our lives. It is not a matter of why does God allow this to happen (a perennial question), but rather with the freedom that God gives each of us, why do we choose to do what we do. St. Paul in one moment of his writing expresses it so very well. “I know God’s law and yet I choose to other.” Paul does not blame God, he accepts his own responsibility in what he chooses to do. Jesus in the Gospel tells his disciples that he has not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. Let me paraphrase that: I have not come to make it easier for you but rather I have come to ask you to choose God. Jesus doesn’t call us to the minimum, the easiest way out, but rather to the maximum, the fulfillment of the law. And to make that even clearer, lest there be any doubt, Jesus concludes: “Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one.” And to be even most clear another paraphrase: “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” That is personal responsibility before God and humanity. -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms

Luna-Bella Amor
Ava Giovanna Aicardi – Adeline Elizabeth Aicardi

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                  February 16, 2020

7:30      James & Irene Silva, Sr. +
8:45      Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Shiu Wong Ng +
11:45     GB De Martini +
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul +
5:00        Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +

Monday                February 17, 2020

7:00        Figli di Paola Rossi +
9:00        Angelo Devincenzi +

Tuesday                February 18, 2020

7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Umberto Bordanaro +

Wednesday          February 19, 2020

7:00        Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John, & Francesca Mazzaferri +
9:00        Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB +

Thursday              February 20, 2020

7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Frank (Buscotti) Reginato +

Friday                   February 21, 2020

7:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Felice, Carmella, & Pina Fazio +

Saturday               February 22, 2020

7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
5:00        Alda Maggiora +

Particular Items

Daily Rosary! We have begun to pray the rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass Monday through Friday at Our Lady’s altar. Join us in honoring and asking the intercession of Our Blessed Mother!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week there will be a second collection for our parish school.

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at 10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To learn more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

Saints Peter and Paul School PTO Spring Event and Auction: “Like, Totally 80’s” will be held on Saturday, February 29, from 6:30 -11:00 PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Enjoy an evening of blackjack, cocktails, live auction, and dancing. This event is not a sit down dinner—it will be gourmet appetizers and desserts. There will be a no host bar. Music provided by DJ Dennis Gallegos. You can sponsor, donate, or buy a ticket.  Tickets are $100 per guest and can be purchased online here.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary Kate Del Campo at (415) 425-1692 / marykatewinters@hotmail.com. If you are interested in event sponsorship or making a donation, please contact Laura Corleto (415) 652- 9438 / laurajoh@hotmail.com or Lisa Rivera (415) 756-8422 / lisaguminarivera@gmail.com. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”

Sons & Daughters of Italy Polenta Dinner: On Saturday, March 7, the Cornelia Vita Nuova invites you to their annual “Fun”draiser at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The fun begins with no-host cocktails at 6:00PM; dinner at 7:00: Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausage, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price is $43 per person. No payments accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Saturday, February 29. Please call Maria at 415-370-3956 or Linda at 415-235-5974 for information and reservations.

Mark Your Calendars! On March 30, our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri will celebrate his 100th Birthday! Can you believe it? We will honor this great priest at the 5:00PM mass on Saturday, March 28, followed by a parish celebratory dinner in the auditorium. There are a limited number of tickets—please call 415-421-0809 to reserve yours!

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.

Choose Life: “By our very attitude to one another we help to shape one another’s world. By our attitude to the other person we help to determine the scope and hue of his or her world; we make it large or small, bright or drab, rich or dull, threatening, or secure. We help to shape his or her world not by theories and views but by our very attitude toward him or her. Here lies the unarticulated and one might say anonymous demand that we take care of the life which trust has placed in our hands.” Knud Ejler Løgstrup, The Ethical Demand, 1956. University of Notre Dame Press.

More Choose Life! 40 Days for Life” is a peaceful prayer vigil that takes place from Ash Wednesday (February 26)through Palm Sunday (March 5) by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. 40 Days for Life prayer vigils are held in 950 cities in 64 countries. (Our former Archbishop George Niederauer called abortion businesses “the Golgotha of our time”). To learn more or schedule a vigil time, go to: http://www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco/

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Our 2020 Archdiocesan Appeal has begun. This year’s assessment is $89,853. The assessment supports so many good works around the Archdiocese, many of which help us directly here at Saints Peter and Paul. Last year, 118 families or individuals contributed. Because this is a shared obligation, Fr. Gael would like EVERY family in the parish to contribute in whatever amount is possible, no matter how small. And those who can are invited to join the 1% club—$898, 1% of our assessment.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told 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—it’s 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. For more: 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!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 16           Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday                17           The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
Tuesday               18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday          19           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday              20           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                   21           Pater Damian; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday               22           The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle
Sunday                  23           Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of December             $4,739.
Weekly Parish Expenses:   $20,715.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!