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Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32. In the first reading, the prophet Malachi describes the one who will prepare a way before the Lord when he comes to purify his people. The author of Hebrews describes how Jesus came to share in flesh and blood like God’s children so as to expiate the sins of the people. In the Gospel, Jesus is taken by Mary and Joseph to be presented in the Temple; he is recognized by Simeon and Anna as the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.

Nel Tempio Di Gerusalemme Gesù Incontra il Suo Popolo

Dalla mangiatoia di Betlemme al tempio di Gerusalemme…A quaranta giorni dalla nascita. Maria e Giuseppe presentano il Bambino al tempio per riscattarlo, secondo la Legge. Festa della luce, oggi è soprattuto festa del primo incontro di Gesù con il suo popolo a Gerusalemme.

Il profeta (I Lettura) intravede questo giorno: “Entrerà nel suo tempio il Signore che voi cercate.” Simeone, mosso dallo Spirito Santo (Vangelo), riconosce nel Bambino il Messia. Lo prende tra le braccia e, colmo di pace e serenità, intona il suo canto di congedo da questo mondo. Ha visto la salvezza per tutti i popoli: luce delle genti e gloria d’Israele. E, dopo aver benedetto i genitori, consegna alla Madre una duplice, misteriosa profezia: questo Bambino sarà “segno di contraddizione,” cioè caduta per chi lo rifiuta e risurrezione per chi lo accetta, e “anche a te una spada trafiggerà l’anima!”…Puoi immaginare il cuore di quella giovane mamma di fronte a questo primo lampo di croce? Gesù (Il Lettura) è venuto per farsi solidale con te. Ha sofferto personalmente per liberarti dal potere del diavolo e dalla schiavitù della morte. Sai che può essere tuo aiuto nelle prove della vita.

瑪拉基亞先知,描述了那預備道路的使者,為天主將來到臨煉淨人民。致希伯來人書,講述耶穌取了天主子民同樣的血肉,以補贖罪惡。福音中,瑪利亞和約瑟,在聖殿獻耶穌給上主時,西默盎和亞納先知,明認孩子是耶路撒冷期待著的救贖者。

From. Fr. Gael: Last week in our scriptures the image of light was prevalent. This week in the Gospel, in the temple Simeon, the prophet, identifies Jesus as that light. Last week was an image. This week the scripture through the voice of Simeon is specific: “….for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” For Simeon, who in a revelation had been promised that he would see the Messiah, seeing Jesus, that is, seeing the light, fulfilled that prophecy and the purpose of his life was fulfilled. So, he utters his famous canticle :Now Lord, you can dismiss your servant in peace because I have seen salvation. Simeon’s statement is faithfilled dramatic. I don’t think we want to make that kind of statement. However, we could make a statement to live our lives fully in faith because we see Christ in our lives and we, thus, become an extension of that light in the sight of all peole for the glory of the people of God. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Aidan Peter DiLoreto – Mia Evelina LaRocca

Confirmandi
Wesley J. John Back, Mirella N. Giovanna Brattesani, Elleri A. Lucia Colon, Giani D. Juan Diego Conte, Shane John Esters, Theo Andrew Kim Woeber Gardner, Cooper Anthony Gumina, Lachlan Peter Hovany, Avery John Bosco Ko, Tyler C. Joseph Low-Thorpe, Braydon Basil Mak, Sophia I. Aurea Mallari, Mia F. Maria Mogannam, Abraham M. Augustine Mateo, Giovanni M. Richard Mercurio, Griffin E. Isaiah Merritt, Ramzy Rita Mudawar, Nicolas Paolo John the Baptist Muzzatti, Barclay F. Barclay Ovalle, Oskar M. Oskar Ovalle, Nina I. Victoria Rivera, Isabel Helena Salinas, Iliana P. Catherine San Gabriel, Giuseppe Christopher Scala, Charlotte Madeline Schuth, and Carina I. Theresa White.

Rest-in-Peace
Gloria Lavezzo – Alda Maggiora – Mike Dunne

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday February 2, 2020
7:30 Thanksgiving from Deanna Te
8:45 Anniversary of the Death of Americo Sbragia +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 The Pierini & Spes Families +
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, and Frances Cresci +
5:00 Inez Leon +

Monday February 3, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Healing Joseph Burbank (Conc.)

Tuesday February 4, 2020
7:00 Frank Curreri +
9:00 Antonio Corona +

Wednesday February 5, 2020
7:00 Birthday of Joseph Timko
9:00 Joseph & Vincent Passanisi +

Thursday February 6, 2020
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Friday February 7, 2020
7:00 Angelo Devincenzi +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Saturday February 8, 2020
7:30 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Felice, Grazia, Francisco, & Maria Spingola +
5:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

Particular Items

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.

Walk for Life West Coast: Thanks to all who made last Saturday’s Walk for Life West Coast such a smashing success–especially our parish which hosted 200 students from Thomas Aquinas College. Tens of thousands of pro-lifers filled Civic Center and Market Street. Many great blessings flowed, none more so than a packed Cathedral:

And this amazing video, which has a must-see story, has already been shared over 20,000 times:

Many more pictures and videos may be found here.

Celebration for God’s Special People: On Saturday, February 8, at 11:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate Mass for special needs adults and children. Catholic adults and children with disabilities, and their families and friends, are invited to participate in a mass designed for them. Every parish has members with disabilities – this is a day for all to join in the celebration of Mass as a community supporting inclusivity of our special needs family.

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals! On February 8, St. Patrick Seminary will host this year’s Converging Roads Conference: Catholic Medicine in a Secular Society. Converging Roads is a regional conference series offering continuing education for health care professionals that equips them to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession. An attendee at the 2018 conference said: “It was profound to be in a setting with others who share Catholic values and teaching. Professional work can be isolating in the secular setting. The presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable. Thank you! God bless!” Pick up a flyer from the tables or go here to learn more: forlifeandfamily.org/events/cr20-SFCA/

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators will meet Monday, February 10 at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Our Lady of Lourdes: February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes,. We will have a recitation of the Rosary after 7:00 am Holy Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend as we ask the intercession of our Blessed Mother!

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, 2020 from 6:30 -11:00 PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club located at 1630 Stockton Street in North Beach, San Francisco. Your support is needed in the following ways: 1) Donate an item for our auction. (i.e. gift certificate to a store or a local restaurant, tickets to sports or entertainment events, wine and spirits, or an item of your choice). 2) Be an event sponsor. There are four levels of monetary sponsorship. Sponsors will receive advertisement on our event website and printed media as well as event bonuses. 3) Buy a ticket and join us at our event! Enjoy an evening of blackjack, cocktails, live auction, and dancing. This event is not a sit down dinner. Instead, we will be serving heavy gourmet appetizers and desserts. There will be a no host bar. Music provided by DJ Dennis Gallegos.

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.”

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. 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, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

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 02 The Presentation of the Lord
Monday 03 Blaise; Bishop. Martyr, Ansgar; Bishop
Tuesday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 05 Agatha; Virgin, Martyr
Thursday 06 Paul Miki & Companions; Martyrs
Friday 07 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 08 Jerome Emiliani; Saint,Josephine Bakhita; Virgin
Sunday 09 Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of December $5,007.
Second Collection (Church in Latin America): $1,829.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-16, 23-24, 30-31-31; Psalm 33; Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 18:1-6, 10. God will look after his sheep, since bad rulers have led the sheep astray. God will send a new David to lead them who is none other than the Good Shepherd, Jesus. The psalmist tells us: “Blessed are they who put their trust in the Lord.” Paul exhorts all those baptized in Christ to unity, joy, and peace. God’s peace surpasses all understanding and is beyond the power of the human mind. The Gospel tells us that to be a true disciple of Jesus one must be humble and not fear dependence on God the Father.
Festa di San Giovanni Bosco
 
O padre e maestro della gioventù, San Giovanni Bosco, che tanto lavorasti per la salvezza delle anime, sii nostra guida nel cercare il bene delle anime nostre e la salvezza del prossimo; aiutaci a vincere le passioni e il rispetto umano; insegnaci ad amare Gesù Sacramentato, Maria Ausiliatrice e il Papa; e implora da Dio per noi una buona morte, affinchè possiamo reggiumgerti in Paradiso. Così sia.
今天是聖鮑斯高瞻禮。聖鮑斯高是十九世紀的偉人,他生於1815年8月16日意大利一個小小的鄉村,兩歲時父親逝世由母親撫養長大。母親教他愛天主,愛聖母,愛世人。當時歐洲正逢工業革命,很多家庭受到失業的影響,無數孩子流浪街頭,無依無靠,年少的鮑斯高身受貧窮的苦楚,很同性他們,立志長大後要幫助貧苦的兒童。二十六歲時升了神父,從此把全部精神放在教育青少年之上。他創辦青年會,收容無依無靠,無家可歸的孩子,給他們棲身之所並教育他們。他的母親一直在身邊幫忙。他的教育方法是以愛和鼓勵而不是責罰,又以各種有益身心的活動幫助他們,使他們有正當的誤樂,不致做壞事,這就是有名的「防範教育」。

他創立了慈幼會,又和瑪沙利羅一起創立了母佑會女修會。許多和他志同道合的青年男女紛紛加入,今日世界各地都有慈幼會和母佑會的學校,尤其是工業學校,使青年們有一技之長,能自力謀生。他又開辦出版社,出版優良讀物。

聖鮑斯高神父一生熱愛青年,獻身為他們服務,他主張教育不單是教授學識,更重要的是教人靈魂得救,他的工作受到很多打擊,但藉着天主的幫助,總能化險為夷。他在一八八八年一月三十一日逝世,他的靈魂回到他深愛的天主和聖母身邊。他死後不久,教會便祝聖他為聖人。今年全世界各地都大事慶祝。我們應祈求聖鮑斯高為我們轉禱,使我們效法他的美德,愛主、愛聖母,愛世人。

From Fr. Gael: Today we celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco, or as he was known, Don Bosco. In mid-February, Salesian Provincials and elected delegates will attend the 28th General Chapter (GC28) of the Salesians of Don Bosco. They will gather in the city of Turin in Northern Italy where Don Bosco began his mission to serve youth. Turin, at that time, was in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. Many young men came to Turin from the countryside to seek employment. They were without family and without guidance. Thus began the Salesian Charism.

The meeting in Turin, GC28, has as its purpose to seek to understand how we Salesians are to serve the young people of our times. The world is as difficult now, if not more so, than it was then. The Church struggles to evangelize in an increasingly secular and materialistic world. However, the challenge remains the same. How can we help young people to discover their vocation in life, and one centered in the person of Jesus Christ?

The meeting will end at the end of the first week of April. I ask your prayers for the Salesian Family worldwide during this time that we may be faithful to the charism which the Holy Spirit inspired in Don Bosco. May Don Bosco live in us today. –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB


Baptisms
Gia Christine Martinez
Rest in Peace
Mike Dunne – Gloria Lavezzo
Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  January 26, 2020
7:30 Mario Amato +
8:45 Geraldine Walsh +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 Carla Ferrando +
1:00 Thomas Le Van Truoc + & Monica Le Thi Gio +
5:00 Gino Fannuchi +

Monday  January 27, 2020
7:00 Andrew & Laura Cox +
9:00 Special Blessings for Mallory Maranghi

Tuesday   January 28, 2020
7:00 Ronald Ricossa +
9:00 Alfredo Panelli +

Wednesday January 29, 2020
7:00 Healing Craig Williams
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Thursday   January 30, 2020
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Patrick Ahern +

 Friday  January 31, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Ernesto Piazza +

 Saturday  February 1, 2020
7:30 In Memory of Deceased Salesians +
9:00 In Memory of Deceased Salesians +
5:00 Anniversary of the Death of Alicia Jimenez Yao +


Particular Items

St. John Bosco: Today, we celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians. Starting with almost nothing the great saint founded what is now the second-largest men’s order and co-founded the largest women’s order in the Catholic Church—present in almost every country in the globe. Not to mention 30,000 Salesian cooperators in at least 60 counties! St. John Bosco, on your feastday, pray for us!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Church in Latin America. Please be generous!

Catholic Schools Week! This week is Catholic Schools Week! The school will host a book fair through Wednesday in the parish center. Monday is Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday is Principal Appreciation Day, Wednesday is the Science Fair, plus an evening Open House,  Thursday is Don Bosco Fun Day, Friday is Salesian Appreciation and Grandparents’ Day, with a 9AM School Liturgy on the Feast of St. John Bosco! And the Scholastic Book Fair is all week in the Parish Center. We thank the wonderful principal, teachers and staff of Saints Peter and Paul school!

“If young people are educated properly, we have moral order; if not, vice and disorder prevail. Religion alone can initiate and achieve a true education.” –Don Bosco

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on  Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room. The meeting will begin with a short presentation on a Salesian subject, and then will discuss Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop. For more information email franklavin@comcast.net

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.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. 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, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

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.

Chinese New Year’s Mass: On February 1, there will be special Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrating Chinese New Year’s. Bishop Emeritus Ignatius Wang, Bishop William Justice, and Bishop Daniel Walsh, and many priests, will celebrate. All are welcome to the New Year Eucharistic Celebration and Ancestors Veneration Ceremony. A banquet will follow (reservations required). Please pick up a flyer for more information.
Celebration for God’s Special People: On Saturday, February 8, at 11:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate Mass for special needs adults and children. Catholic adults and children with disabilities, and their families and friends, are invited to participate in a mass designed for them. Every parish has members with disabilities – this is a day for all to join in the celebration of Mass as a community supporting inclusivity of our special needs family.

Our Lady of Lourdes: February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes,. We will have a recitation of the Rosary after 7:00 am Holy Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend as we ask the intercession of our Blessed Mother!

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.

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 26 External Feast of St. John Bosco
Monday 27 Angela Merici; Virgin, Religious Foundress
Tuesday 28 Thomas Aquinas; Priest, Doctor
Wednesday 29 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 30 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 31 John Bosco; Priest, Founder
Saturday 01 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 02 The Presentation of the Lord

Your faithful donations of December  $4,035.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,788..
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Isaiah 49: 3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1:1-13; John 1:29-34. In the first reading, God reminds Isaiah that Israel is the Lord’s servant. Paul greets the Church of Corinth, announcing he has been called to be an Apostle. In the Gospel, John announces Jesus as the Lamb of God.
Domenica 2A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Giovanni ci communica la vera fisionomia del Messia. Costruiamo attorno a noi un mondo di serenità e di pace perchè Gesù, mite agnello, non spenda invano la sua vita per tutti noi, consegnandoci un mondo rinnovato e pulito.

常年期第二主日

聖若翰洗者在傳教之前祇認識耶穌是自己的表弟 。但在約旦河替耶穌付洗時,看見聖神藉鴿子的形象從天降下,停在祂身上,才豁然明白,才真正地認清耶穌是天主聖子,是默西亞。這種認識使他大膽地為祂作證,清楚地向眾人說:「請看!天主的羔羊,除免世罪者!」這是兩句話是整部福音的主題:看、信、見證。

這也是今後世世代代的基督徒的目標和使命。天主給我們每人一個使命、一段時間去完成這使命。聖若翰看清了耶穌的真正身份,不惜以生命去作見證。而多年和師傅若翰在一起門徒,聽了師傅的見證,離開了他,跟隨耶穌去了。他們以後終其一生去傳揚祂的聖道,為祂作證,甚至為祂犧牲生命。時至今日兩千多年來,我們仍看到不少精烈的信徒,為主作出英的見證。

今天,我們也可以從福音中,從大自然中、從周圍環境和所接觸的人中看到這位除免世者。讓我們祈求天主給我們恩寵使我們看到、去接受以及去信和願意為祂作證吧!

From Fr. Gael: Last week we listened to the account of the Baptism of Jesus and reflected on the depth of the spiritual dimensions of our own baptism.  Today, the great prophet, John the Baptist affirms the mission of Jesus Christ publicly. There can be no doubt. This is the mission of his cousin Jesus. Our own baptism confirms our mission in and through Jesus Christ. However, it is not John the Baptist who confirms our mission. We our very selves have that task through the imitation of Jesus Christ. We proclaim Jesus Christ by the integrity of our Christian life and witness. We proclaim Jesus Christ without ever saying a word. Our lives are to be that loud proclamation. It means that there is no such thing as a private Christian. In the context of our American society, we know there to be separation of Church and State. However, in our commitment to Jesus Christ there can be no such dichotomy. We either are or are not followers of Jesus Christ. Our life in Jesus Christ must be the verification of that reality. If we were accused of being Christian, would our lives prove the accusation to be true? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Baptisms
Rory Dwyer
Rest in Peace
Victoria Lavin – Robert Johnson

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  January 19, 2020
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Deceased Chinese Parishioners of Ss. Peter and Paul +
11:45 Birthday of Giambattista De Martini + & GB De Martini +
1:00 “Uncle” Fred Sebastianelli +
5:00 Birthday of Sonia B. De Castro

Monday  January 20, 2020
7:00 In Honor of the Infant of Prague
9:00 Evelyn Thomas +

Tuesday   January 21 2020
7:00 Ann DeMartini +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Eudoro Rojas Leon + (Conc.)

Wednesday January 22, 2020
7:00 Nancy Braccini +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto +

Thursday   January 23, 2020
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Matt & Guilia Ghio +

Friday  January 24, 2020
7:00 Birthday of Edward DeNicolai +
9:00 Peter Domenici +

Saturday  January 25, 2020
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
5:00 First Anniversary of the Death of Pamela Gonsalves +

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school.

Blessed Laura Vicuña: January 22 we celebrate the feast of Blessed Laura Vicuña, Salesian and patroness of our Pre Kindergarten. Blessed Laura Vicuña, pray for us!

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. “The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.” Third Tradition.

St. Francis de Sales: On Friday we join the whole Church in the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church—and also the patron of the SALESians…that’s where Don Bosco got the name! Francis de Sales, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration for Life: As we have done since the very first Walk for Life West Coast, Saints Peter and Paul hosts all-night adoration for life the night before the Walk, which means someone needs to be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament all night long. This year’s Adoration begins at 8PM on January 24 and ends at 7AM January 25. To schedule a shift during the night, please call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. The parking lot will be open.

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every age, race, and faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco THIS SATURDAY January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. The largest annual gathering of Catholics in San Francisco, last year’s Walk drew an estimated 50,000 people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793. Check out these videos from last year:

Feast of St. John Bosco! January 31 is the Feast of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Order. But, because he is our founder, the Church allows us to celebrate on an adjacent Sunday, which this year will be next week, January 26. St. John Bosco, pray for us!

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on  Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room. The meeting will begin with a short presentation on a Salesian subject, and then will discuss Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop. For more information email franklavin@comcast.net

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 laeran 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 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.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. 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, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Salesian Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? OF COURSE! 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

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals! On February 8, St. Patrick Seminary will host this year’s Converging Roads Conference: Catholic Medicine in a Secular Society. Converging Roads is a regional conference series offering continuing education for health care professionals that equips them to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession. An attendee at the 2018 conference said: “It was profound to be in a setting with others who share Catholic values and teaching. Professional work can be isolating in the secular setting. The presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable. Thank you! God bless!” Pick up a flyer from the tables or go here to learn more: forlifeandfamily.org/events/cr20-SFCA/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 20 Fabian; Pope, Martyr,  Sebastian; Martyr
Tuesday 21 Agnes; Virgin, Martyr
Wednesday 22 Day of Prayer For the Legal Protection Of Unborn Children,  Blessed Laura Vicuña
Thursday 23 Marianne Cope; Virgin, Vincent; Deacon, Martyr
Friday 24 Francis de Sales; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday 25 Conversion of St Paul, Apostle
Sunday  26 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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