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Genesis 12: 1-4a; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17: 1-9. Abram is sent by God to a new land, so that from him, God will create a new nation. In the second reading, Timothy is encouraged to bear his share of the hardship in living and proclaiming the Gospel. In the Gospel, Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain where he is transfigured before them.

 

Domenica 2A Di Quaresima

 La vita è un cammino verso una mèta. Ciascuno porta nel cuore aspirazioni, progetti e ideali a volte confusi. Per perseguirli e realizzarli si cercano presenze significative, qualche segno che indichi la direzione. La vita cristiana è posta sotto il segno della tentazione e Dio può sembrare lontano, assente. Il silenzio di Dio può suscitare smarrimento e sconcerto. Chi ha scelto Dio e si fida di lui sa che la sua vita avrà un esito positivio.

 

四旬期第二主日

今天的福音叙述耶穌顯聖容的事跡,這事跡發生在耶穌第一次預言自己的苦難之後不久,好像為證明伯多說過的:「祢是默西亞,永生天主之子。」同時也要鼓勵宗徒們,不要為了耶穌所受苦難而氣餒。要他們明白,苦難不損天主聖子的光榮,而是祂獲得光榮的必經之路。

耶穌在他們面前變得容貎光輝奪目,四周的景況安樂平和,使伯多祿禁不住歡呼起來, 要搭起帳棚,留在那裏。但大博爾山上的快樂是暫時的,祇是耶穌光榮復活的先兆而已。它又是日後宗徒傳教時不能忘懷的景像,是他們的精神食糧。耶穌離世升天後他們為傳揚福音,像耶穌一樣受苦受難時,大博爾山上那句話:「這是我的愛子,我所喜悅的,你們要聽從祂。」激勵他們、安慰他們,使他們能夠不怕艱困,勇往直前。這段事跡也叫日後的我們,要效法被釘在十字架上的耶穌,也要緊記在大博爾山上天主聖父的話,不怕艱難困苦,好能日後也分享祂的光榮與真福。

From Fr. Gael: Jesus knew his people very well. He had predicted his suffering, death and resurrection to them. That was his plan but was certainly not the plan of his Messiah concept driven intimate group of disciples. They were glory bound. Suffering and death did not fit in their plans. So a few days later we have the Transfiguration. This event is for the bolstering of the spirit of the disciples. Jesus did not need the Transfiguration to bolster his own ego. The disciples needed the shoring up. We are very much like the disciples. None of us is attracted to the suffering and death part of following Jesus. We need the light at the end of the tunnel to give us perspective and guide up onward. We need a Transfiguration in our lives. But Christ already did that. This means that we are responsible for the Transfiguration event in our own faith life. It is in embracing a plan other than our own that we find the Tranfiguration of Christ in our very own lives. We have to make the journey. We have to climb Tabor. There we will find Christ and the glory that comes with the suffering and death that are part of the plan. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Asher Marcus Lee – Alexander Lai

Weddings
Randy Lau and Jackie Shen

Rest-in-Peace
John Zuffo

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                       March 8, 2020

7:30     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45     Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15   Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45   Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
1:00     Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
5:00     Anton Canepa +

Monday                      March 9, 2020

7:00     Olga Cuneo +
9:00     Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

Tuesday                      March 10, 2020

7:00     Intention Jennifer Bugayong & Birthday of Victoria Bugayong +
9:00     Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB +

Wednesday                March 11, 2020

7:00     Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00     Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                   March 12, 2020

7:00     Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00     Louis Ferralis & Alfredo Panelli +

Friday                         March 13, 2020

7:00     Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00     Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
6:30     Sam Carini +

Saturday                    March 14, 2020

7:30     Thanksgiving Sharalyn Sadie
9:00     Birthday of Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
5:00     The Pierini & Spes Families +

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: On all the 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 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: 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 urged 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.

CANCELLED: St. Joseph Table’s: The Wednesday, March 18 St. Joseph’s Table dinner has been cancelled.

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

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.

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.

Rite of Election, 2020: Here are Saints. Peter & Paul Elect and Candidates at the Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption on March 1, 2020. The Elect (those to be Baptized, receive the Eucharist, and be Confirmed at the Easter Vigil) are Michael Elliott, Rebekah Elliott, Shane Kennedy, Teresa Sui Bing Leung, & Paul Chen Yu Luo. The Candidates (Baptized already, but entering into full communion with the Catholic Church) are Steve Caporelli and Flavia Pinto. Please pray for them as they continue their Lenten journey!

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday            08        Second Sunday of Lent
Monday           09        Lenten Weekday, Frances of Rome; Religious
Tues-Sat          10-14   Lenten Weekdays
Sunday            15          Third Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,375.
Ash Wednesday:                                     $2,235.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                    $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

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!