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Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12. Isaiah joyfully foretells of the light that emerges from darkness at the coming of Christ. In the second reading, Saint Paul reminds his listeners that, whether Gentile or Jew, they are all part of the one body of Christ, the Church. In the Gospel, the three wise men visit the Christ-child, bearing gifts to pay him homage.

Epifania del Signore

L’Epifania dona al Natale la dimensione universale. L’aspetto missionario dell’Epifania è richiamato dal profeta Isaia che indica in Gerusalemme, inondata di luce, la Chiesa, verso la quale sono incamminati tutti gli uomini in cerca della verità.

 主顯節

四部福音中,祇有瑪竇福音記載三賢士從東方來朝拜新生的耶穌。我覺得這段福音帶有着象徵:三賢士象徵世界各方的人、也象徵我們自己尋找耶穌。他們帶來的禮物:黃金 —  耶穌的天主至高無上王權;乳香 — 耶穌的天主性,歿藥 —  是古代埋葬死者時傅抹的香油。至高無上的天主,為愛眾人,甘願紆尊降貴,降生為人,為替我們贖罪,自作犠牲而死。祂的信徒應該時時僅記,天主在我們生命中是最重要的,要效法耶穌的謙遜,為愛祂而甘願隨時為他人犠牲自己的利益。

三賢士得異星帶引尋得耶穌,異星象徵天主的指引,永遠不會錯。黑落德被自私帶引,犯了彌天大罪。

教會慶祝主顯節紀念耶穌早期生活及初出傳教中幾件事,包括三賢士來朝拜、耶穌在約旦河受洗以及在加納婚筵上把水變酒的事件。

From Fr. Gael: Where they came from before, we don’t know (seemingly, the east). Where they went afterwards, we don’t know (seemingly, back to the east). More important than “where from and where to”, Matthew, the Gospel writer has something important to tell us. He doesn’t present the shepherds around Bethlehem as first to come to visit the newly born Child. He put the three Kings first in the visiting line. They bring gifts (We give gifts.). Tradition paints them different colors representing all of humanity. The first visitors are not from the house of Israel. They are from the far-flung corners of the known world. They travel great distances to make the encounter. Matthew is telling us that the birth of this Child is for everyone. That initially was a challenge to the children of Israel. Be that as it was, Matthew makes this the first encounter of the Child with others. Early on the Christian community in its Gospel writers recognized this fact. Jesus is born for all of us, not for an exclusive select group of people. Sectarianism is not in the Divine plan. Inclusivity of salvation is the plan. What does that early on understanding of Christianity say to us in the world in which we live today? It’s worth reflection. Jesus invites us to get with the plan! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                                January 3, 2021
8:45       Birthday of Genoveva Martinez Buenaventura +
Luigi Marciano +
10:15      For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
For Guidance from the Holy Spirit
Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +

Monday                                              January 4, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci  + – Helen Hui +

Tuesday                                               January 5, 2021
7:00        Henry Ravetto +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini + – Healing David Burbank

Wednesday                                       January 6, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Thursday                                             January 7, 2021
7:00        Chiara & Giuseppe Calcagno +
9:00        For an Increase in Vocations

Friday                                                   January 8, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Saturday                                              January 9, 2021
7:30        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
5:00        Intention the Hamrick Family

Rest in Peace

Michael Collins

Particular Items

Masses in the Church: Saints Peter and Paul Church is open for prayer but the Mass schedule has changed. Until further notice, weekday Masses will not be open to the public and will be streamed from our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, in the little yard.

Sunday Rosaries: 

The two Sunday Rosaries will be prayed : the 2:30PM Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the 3PM Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary. Here is the login:

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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

January 9 Mass for Life: On January 9 at 8AM,  Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate a Mass for Life at St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by a rosary procession to Planned Parenthood’s new ‘flagship’ on Bush street, just a few blocks away. Go here to learn more.

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years)  will host their annual open house, virtually, on January 10th, 2021 at 10AM. A flyer is here. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in January. Please email the Pre-K Director, Barbara Simons, bsimons@sspeterpaulsf.org to request an application.

January is the month of our Salesian Saints: On January 22, we celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our pre-kindergarten. On January 24, we celebrate St. Francis de Sales, Don Bosco’s patron, and namesake of the society, and at the end of the month we celebrate Don Bosco himself:

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

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.

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. How much we all love this humble yet enormously important saint! As Francis said “The greatness of Saint Joseph is that he was the spouse of Mary and the father of Jesus. In this way, he placed himself, in the words of Saint John Chrysostom, “at the service of the entire plan of salvation”

Saint Paul VI pointed out that Joseph concretely expressed his fatherhood “by making his life a sacrificial service to the mystery of the incarnation and its redemptive purpose. He employed his legal authority over the Holy Family to devote himself completely to them in his life and work. He turned his human vocation to domestic love into a superhuman oblation of himself, his heart and all his abilities, a love placed at the service of the Messiah who was growing to maturity in his home”

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! On January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a Mass at the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and an abbreviated rally will be held at Civic Center Plaza, followed by the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

From the Catechism: The Epiphany’ is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighboring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation. The magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be king of the nations. Their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Savior of the world only by turning towards the Jews and receiving from them the messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament. The Epiphany shows that ‘the full number of the nations’ now takes its ‘place in the family of the patriarchs’, and acquires ‘Israelitica dignitas’(is made ‘worthy of the heritage of Israel’). The Mysteries of Jesus’ Infancy, Catechism of the Catholic Church #528

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Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                03           The Epiphany of the Lord
Monday               04           Elizabeth Ann Seton; Religious
Tuesday               05           John Neumann; Bishop
Wednesday         06           Christmas Weekday, André Bessette, Religious
Thursday             07           Christmas Weekday, Raymond of Peñafort; Priest
Friday                  08           Christmas Weekday
Saturday              09           Christmas Weekday
Sunday                 10           The Baptism of the Lord

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Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Colossians 3:12-21 or 3:12-17; Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40. In today’s first reading, God promises Abram an heir, even though Abram is very old. Before  too long Sarah, his wife bears him a son. In the second reading, the author of Hebrews tells the story of Abraham (Abram) as an example of true faith in God. In the Gospel, Joseph and Mary take Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. The devout and righteous Simeon beheld the Child Jesus, and prayed to the Lord that he as the Lord’s servant might now be dismissed for he had seen the salvation that had been promised. Simeon also foretold the destiny of Jesus and the suffering Mary would undergo.

Santa Famiglia

La Santa Famiglia di Nazaret è l’esempio per ogni famiglia che voglia vivere secondo il progetto di Dio. Oggi l’unione familiare è particolarmente in pericolo. Reagendo al contesto sociale egoistico, ogni famiglia deve riscoprire un superiore riferimento comune, cioè la presenza di Dio, che fa nascere la gioia di vivere insieme.

聖家節

教會在這時期的禮儀中定出聖家節,目的是指出耶穌降來這世界時,願意以謙卑的身份,像普通人一樣,有家庭,有父母,有朋友,親戚。雖然祂的父母很特殊,和一般人不同,但也是和平常人一樣,過着平凡、卑微、不為人知的生活。

耶穌的母親是天父最鍾愛的女兒,有着全備的德行,是沒有罪過的完人,所以天神向她請安時稱她是「充滿聖寵的」。祂的飬父聖若瑟是天父特別委派來教導、撫養、保護祂的人。他沉默寡言,聖經上沒有記載一句他說過的話,對他的描述是「他是個義人」。他以生活和行動證明對天主的全心信賴,堅貞的愛和忠心。

耶穌雖然是天主,但也是人,人在孩提的時候需要養育、教導,保護和愛。這一切,祂的父母親都盡了全心全力給了祂。聖經記載祂「屬於他們管轄……在智慧、身材和恩愛上漸漸地增長」(路 51-52)這寶貴的一段,是做父母子女都應該深深默想並加以實行的。

一月一日是天主之母節,也是世界和平節,讓我們求天上的慈母為我們祈禱天主賜世界和平吧!

From Fr. Gael:  Right immediately after the Feast of Christmas, the Church gives us the Feast of the Holy Family. The Son of God was born as one “like us in all things but sin,” St. Paul informs us, which means into a human family. The Gospel todays concludes telling us that they returned, as family, to Nazareth where Jesu, in family, grew in age, grace and wisdom before God and the human community. What guided Joseph as father of the family of Nazareth was love. What guided Mary as mother, was love. What guided the child Jesus was love. Love was the central element of the family. It informed the family. It motivated the family and it filled the family. In the contemporary world in which we live there are so many challenges to the living of love in family. The pressures are immense. They are of a physical, psychological, spiritual, economical   and human nature. Even more so today, LOVE needs to be the center of family life. All else has to be secondary to that over encompassing reality.

And so, as the Child Jesus is born into a family, we first of all, stop to celebrate FAMILY and ask God’s blessing upon it. God chose for His Son to be raised in the center of family. We pray on this Sunday that LOVE INCARNATE may be present in the midst of our families and accompany them so that all within them may grow in age, grace and wisdom.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                December 27, 2020
8:45        Evelina Riccio +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul +
10:15      John Ross +
12:00     Elena Capacci & Maria Lucillo +
Louis Baccetti +
Vivian Rohner +

Monday                               December 28, 2020
7:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00        Br. Roy Vetari, SDB + &  Fr. Attilio Giovannini, SDB+
Carolyn Peterson +

Tuesday                              December 29, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Louis DeNicolai +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia +

Wednesday                       December 30, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Frank Sanguinetti +

Thursday                             December 31, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving from Edward Te
9:00        Thanksgiving form the Lucchesi Family

Friday                                  January 1, 2021
7:00        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza & Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        In Thanksgiving from Stephanie Cincotta +
6:00        Queena Maggiora +

Saturday                              January 2, 2021
7:30        Birthday of Ernesto Marenzi +
9:00        Louis Baccetti +
5:00        Frances DeMartini +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Queena Maggiora  – John Ross
Bernard Roller

Particular Items

Saints Peter and Paul Church is open for prayer but the Mass schedule has changed.

Until further notice, weekday Masses will not be open to the public and will be streamed form our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, in the little yard.

Friday, January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. We will have public Masses in the little yard at 8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon. There will also be a Vigil Mass at 6PM on December 31, also in the little yard.

All Masses are streamed.  Go here to watch.

December 27 Rosaries: The two Sunday Rosaries are prayed tody: first the Ropsary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 2:30PM, and at 3:00PM the Chinese Apostolate Zoom Rosary. Here is the login info:

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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Mary the Mother of God: Friday is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will stream at 7:00 & 9:00AM and 6:00PM. Mary Mother of God, pray for us!

Christmas Food Bags: On December 20, the St. Vincent de Paul Society passed out 100 meals, 100 masks, 100 hand-sanitizers, 100 Christmas cards, 100 squares of fudge made by a local chocolate company. Blankets, underwear, socks, T-shirts and pants were given to everyone who asked.  15 volunteers made this event possible. Fr. Al and Jose, an assistant at the church, also helped. The Gold Mirror Restaurant, a venue that provides many meals for events at St Peter and Paul’s made the meals. Z. Cioccolato, a local purveyor of chocolate, provided home-made fudge. Trader Joe’s donated Grapefruit drinks for everyone, including volunteers. Here are a couple of pictures:

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years)  will host their annual open house, virtually, on January 10th, 2021 at 10AM. A flyer is here. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in January. Please email the Pre-K Director, Barbara Simons, bsimons@sspeterpaulsf.org to request an application.

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! On January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a Mass at the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and an abbreviated rally will be held at Civic Center Plaza, followed by the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. How much we all love this humble yet enormously important saint! As Francis said “The greatness of Saint Joseph is that he was the spouse of Mary and the father of Jesus. In this way, he placed himself, in the words of Saint John Chrysostom, “at the service of the entire plan of salvation”.

Saint Paul VI pointed out that Joseph concretely expressed his fatherhood “by making his life a sacrificial service to the mystery of the incarnation and its redemptive purpose. He employed his legal authority over the Holy Family to devote himself completely to them in his life and work. He turned his human vocation to domestic love into a superhuman oblation of himself, his heart and all his abilities, a love placed at the service of the Messiah who was growing to maturity in his home”.

Thanks to his role in salvation history, Saint Joseph has always been venerated as a father by the Christian people.”

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Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 27           The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Monday               28           The Holy Innocents; Martyrs
Tuesday               29           Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord
Wednesday        30           Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord
Thursday             31           Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord, Sylvester I; Pope
Friday                    01           The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord, Mary, Mother of God
Saturday              02           Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen; Bishops, Doctors
Sunday                 03           The Epiphany of the Lord

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2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25-27’ Luke 1:26-38. The Lord reminds David that he, the Lord, chose David. He tells David that a kingdom will be established in David’s name and endure forever. Saint Paul gives glory to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ. In the Gospel, the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will conceive and bear a son, and—hearing that the Holy Spirit and the power of the Most High will be with her—she responds, may it be done to me according to your word.

 

 Domenica 4A Di Avvento

 l Signore ha chiesto agli uomini di preparare il loro cuore ad accogliere degnamente la nascita del Salvatore. Maria ha vissuto I giorni prima del Natale con esemplare intensità: teniamoci uniti a lei che porta nel grembo il Figlio, per trovarci pronti ad accoglierlo nella notte santa.

 

 將臨期第四主日

今天的福音是世代以來藝術家們用得最多的題材,有些畫家描繪出穿著華服的馬利亞坐在華麗的廳堂,天使向她屈膝請安。其實當年的馬利亞可能衣著簡單清潔,在祈禱或在做着家務。每次讀到這段聖經都會令人既感激又感動。天主藉着卑微謙遜的貞女,做出亙古以來,最偉大的事。藉着聖母的首肯,救贖之門打開了,救世主於然誕生。一個妙齡的少女,成就了大事,並不是因為她自己的偉大,而是她對絕對偉大者天主的服從和信賴。

祇有信德才能使人俯首承認天主降生為人的奧跡。凡得這沾救恩的人,都應該感謝這位納匝肋謙遜的貞女,因為她是天主手中最服從的工具,使基督降臨人間,我們也應該效法她。因着信德,我們也可以和天主合作,把基督帶給別人,給世界帶來救恩和喜樂。

最後,讓我在這裏祝各位聖誕快樂,充滿天主的恩寵。

 

From Fr. Gael: The Gospel of the Fourth Sunday of Advent is my favorite Marian Gospel. In the scene of the Annunciation is described in Mary’s posture the nature of the process of growth in personal holiness. I will call it the “LPR Process”. It demonstrates the deepest dynamic of our relationship to God. If we can deeply and truly interiorize this process, there is no end to the growth of our personal relationship to God and our growth in holiness. “L” stands for LISTEN. To whom we might ask? To GOD. That’s the critical start of the process. We listen to so many sounds and so much noise that we tend to leave far too little space for listening to GOD. Mary listened to the voice of God in the sound of the angel. Then comes the “P” part of the process. P is for ponder. After listening and authentically hearing GOD, we pause to ponder what exactly God is saying to us. This isn’t a five minute process. It may (and often takes months and years, but we have to do it!). That brings us to the “R” part. This is the most challenging part: “RESPOND”. Like Mary, after the Annunciation, it is a lifelong process, living the sill of GOD day by day. AMEN. Mary invites us to the same lifelong process.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 December 20, 2020
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Thanksgiving from the Parish for the Chinese Apostolate
12:00     Luciana Capecci + – Anniversary of the Death of Giuseppe D’Ascoli+
The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday                                December 21, 2020
7:00        Larry & Stephanie Adams +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

Tuesday                                December 22, 2020
7:00        The Anniversary of the Death of Andrea Marenzi +
9:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +

Wednesday                         December 23, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Sheila Iyer
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin +

Thursday                             December 24, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Louis DeNicolai +
9:00        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza and Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
5:00        The Louis Greco Family +
11:00     The Laurent, Frizza, & Baccetti Families +

Friday                                   December 25, 2020
7:30        The DeNicolai Family +
8:45        Anniversary of the Death of Teresa Bonjean +
10:15      Deceased Friends and Relatives of the Szeto Family +
11:45      GB DeMartini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +

Saturday                              December 26, 2020
7:30        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Thanksgiving Jarnal & Mercedes Kalayakan
5:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

Rest-in-Peace
Karla Platt Giannini – Serena Greening
Queena Maggiora – John Ross

Particular Items

LATEST SCHEDULE: 

YES! Saints Peter and Paul Church is now open for public Masses!

Here is the schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

Christmas Eve:
Regular 7 AM & 9 AM Morning Masses
5:00 PM Christmas Vigil Mass
8:00 PM Christmas ‘Midnight’ Mass

Christmas Day
8:45 AM English
10:15 AM Chinese/English
12 noon Italian/English.

Also, all Masses are streamed.  Go here to watch.

Sunday Rosaries: At 2:30 the Rosary Walk takes place at St. Mary’s Cathedral and at 3PM the Chinese ZOOM Rosary. Here ius the login info:

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Passcode: 132520
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Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration will stream Wednesday, from 7 to 8PM.

Christmas Novena: The Christmas Novena Service will be streamed at 5PM  on December 16, 17, 18, and 21, 22, & 23. This is your chance to join the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in their evening prayer.

Advent Day of Reconciliation: This year, instead of Advent Penance Service, we are having an all-day Parish Advent Reconciliation on Monday, December 21. Call the office to schedule a confession on that day between 9AM and 9PM. 415-421-0809.

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.

Christmas Legends: The Robin: A small brown bird was perched on a beam in a stable in Bethlehem watching the people from many lands who had come with gifts for the newborn Child. The little bird could see the great adoration of the people as they knelt before the Babe, and was able to sense that something wonderful had happened.

After a time, the visitors departed and the Holy Family settled down to rest; and the little bird prepared to sleep, too. But just as he was dozing off, he noticed that the fire, built to keep the Child warm, was dying out. Quickly he flew down and began fanning the coals with his wings. The fire became brighter until the feathers on the little bird’s breast radiated the glow and showed a beautiful red.

 Although he grew very tired, the small bird stayed by the fire all night, fanning it to keep the blaze bright and the Christ Child warm.

Since that night the robin’s breast has remained a glowing red, a mark of the unselfish love and devotion shown by that bird in Bethlehem.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! On January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a Mass at the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and an abbreviated rally will be held at Civic Center Plaza, followed by the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                20           Fourth Sunday of Advent
Monday               21           Late Advent Weekday, Peter Canisius; Priest, Doctor
Tuesday               22           Late Advent Weekday
Wednesday         23           Late Advent Weekday, John of Kanty; Priest
Thursday             24           Late Advent Weekday
Friday                   25           The Nativity of the Lord, Christmas Day
Saturday              26           Stephen; The First Christian Martyr
Sunday                 27           The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, & Joseph

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!