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Exodus 3:18a, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9. In the reading from Exodus, God speaks to Moses from the burning bush, announcing his presence as the God of his father, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In Saint Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, he speaks of the Old Testament ancestors, many with whom God was not pleased. In today’s Gospel, the crowd tells Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate mingled with their sacrifices. Jesus calls them to repentance and tells them a parable of the fig tree that produces no fruit.

Domenica 3A Di Quaresima

Dio cerca sempre l’uomo che si allotana, l’aspetta e gli usa misericordia. Paolo accenna alle lamentele del popolo per la fame, la qualità del cibo, la sete, il lunghissimo viaggio nel deserto. L’uomo non sa comprendere le vie di Dio. Gesù condanna il suo peccato. Chi pensa che ci sono cose più gravi e più dannose dei peccati dimostra di non conoscere la natura umana.

四旬期第三主日

教宗方濟各宣佈去年十二月八日開始為慈悲禧 年,他說「基督是天父慈悲的面容」。這話總括了基督信仰奧跡的意義。在耶穌身上,慈悲活生生地彰顯出來。今天,耶穌以無花果樹作比喻,述說出天主慈悲容貎的另一面:忍耐。

葡萄園主人看見了不結實的無花果,便要園丁把它砍下,免得白佔土地。但園丁懇求主人把它留下,讓他施肥鬆土,給它機會繼續生長。天主就像那個園丁,祂永遠忍耐,永遠給人機會悔改,永遠寛恕。有時悲劇發生,並不是天主懲罰我們,因為天主通常不用懲罰對待人,祂總給人機會,提醒我們,藉聖經、聖母、聖人、良師、益友、幫助、引導、勸勉我們,在我們的心園中施肥、灌溉,務求結出美果,問題在我們怎樣反應。

四旬期是改善我們自己的好時機,我們可以比平日多用點時間祈禱,不單主日參與彌撒,平日也多參與彌撒,又利用告解聖事使我們靈魂潔淨,每天默想聖經。願我們的心受到觸動,不單領受到天主仁慈忍耐的恩賜,自己也要在身處的環境中,效法天主的慈悲,散發出仁慈忍耐的氛芳 。

From Fr. Gael:

It seems to me that the Gospel of the Third Sunday of Lent is about judgment of others and personal judgment of ourselves. The people report to Jesus the case of the Galileans whose blood had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus replies: “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way, they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means!” In other words: “Do you think that they were worse than you? By no means!” That is an awakening for Jesus’ listeners.

Then to make things even more precise Jesus uses the analogy of the tree not producing good fruit. The Master wants to cut down so that it does not occupy space nonproductively. The caretaker pleads for an opportunity to give it one more chance with a little extra care. Each Lent we have one more chance, but it is us who must put in the extra care to cultivate our soil and fertilize it so that it becomes productive. In other words, we must invest sweat equity in the growth and development of our spiritual life. Then there will be good fruit!

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  March 24, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving Sheralyn Sadie
8:45 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Frances, & Giuseppe Cresci +
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday  March 25, 2019
7:00 Soul of Eleanor Sabini +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + –
Chiara & Giuseppe Calcagno + (Conc.)

Tuesday   March 26, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Joseph Gogna + (Conc.)

Wednesday March 27, 2019
7:00 Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00 Lee Friedman +

Thursday   March 28, 2019
7:00 Dorothy Sencion +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Healing John Calcagno (Conc.)

 Friday  March 29, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia –
Joan Caliendo + (Conc.)
6:30 June Marie Blum +

 Saturday  March 30, 2019
7:30 Chan Mei Kwan +
9:00 Salvatore Rinaldi +
5:00 Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni + – Happy 99th Birthday Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB! (Conc)

Baptisms
Ivanka Nahonzaya
Christian Anthony WallinRest-in-PeaceMarie Moresco

Particular Items

The Annunciation of the Lord: Monday we celebrate the Annunciation! ‘The Angel of the Lord announced unto Mary…’Faith Sharing Group: The Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, February 26 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Church Concert SATURDAY: The Red River High School orchestra, from Grand Forks, ND, will perform Saturday, March 30 at 1:30 PM in the Church. The program will include works by Brahms, Mozart, Albinoni, and Grieg. No charge, everyone welcome!

Happy 99th Fr. Armand! Our beloved Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB, will turn 99 Saturday, March 30! We will honor Fr. Armand at the 5:00 PM Mass. Happy Birthday Fr. Armand!!!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Tuesday Night Confessions: The Church will be open from 6PM to 8PM every Tuesday of Lent for Confessions.

Lenten Penance Service: (Date Change!!) WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 PM.

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!

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!

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

CCD TEACHER NEEDED! Ss. Peter and Paul CCD program is seeking a teacher for the third grade children currently enrolled  (the position would extend from now until mid-May, and start again in the fall if interested).  We meet every Sunday from 9:45- 11a.m.  Contact Deacon Edward Te, Director of Religious Education @ edte@comcast.net with any questions.

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

New Books Available! We’ve received a number of new texts in the bookstore. We have copies of ‘In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart, The Journal of a Priest at Prayer’ by an anonymous Benedictine Monk. The book has received rave reviews. We also have ‘For Love of My People I will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China’ by the heroic Salesian Cardinal Joseph Zen—a student of our late, great Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB!

Attn: Women! Gabriel Project: We need more Angels for our Gabriel Project! A Gabriel Project Angel befriends and guides young mothers who need help, advice, and love during their pregnancies and with their newborns. This is a crucial and lifesaving ministry. Email GabrielProject@sfarch.org or call 415-421-0809 for more information.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: We have begun our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. So far 29 parishioners have donated/pledged $19,446, leaving us with a balance of $70,407. Join the 1% Club! That’s parishioners who can give 1% of our total amount ($898). If you can, do it, do it! If you can do more, do more! But do something to support the important ministries of the Archdiocese!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 24 The Third Sunday of Lent
Monday 25 The Annunciation of the Lord
Tues-Sat 26-30 Lenten Weekdays
Sunday 31 The Fourth Sunday of Lent; Laetare  (Rejoice!) Sunday

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,876.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Genesis 15:5-12. 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1 or 3:20-4:1; Luke 9:28b-36. The promises made to Abraham go beyond his wildest dreams—he will be the father of a great nation, as numerous as the stars in the night sky. Saint Paul challenges the Philippians to imitate him and to stand firm and faithful in the Lord. The glory of the Transfiguration gives us a glimpse of the glory of the risen Christ.

Domenica 2A Di Quaresima

O ogni anno la Quaresima cammino verso la Pasqua, ci fa percorre i segni efficaci della lturgia e della Parola, perché possiamo apirici alla salvezza di Dio che Gesù Cristo ci porta.

四旬期第二主日

今天,在大博爾山上,耶穌顯聖容之時,天主再度向世人說:「這是我的愛子,你們要聽從祂。」天主將基督給了我們,作為我們的導師。 耶穌願意暫時容許祂的天主性,透過祂的人性面貌彰顯出來,在伯多祿、若望和雅各伯出神凝視的面前,露出祂原本的真面目。目的在要宗徒們日後目睹祂受苦受難時不要害怕。宗徒們一輩子都不能忘記這顛峰狂喜,多年以後,伯多祿說:「這來自天上的聲音,是我們同祂在那座聖山的時候,親自聽到見的。」

這一瞬息的光榮,使伯多祿不知所措,他祇想把這美好的時刻永遠留住。他不願想耶穌受難的事。他要建三個帳篷,為耶穌和兩位古代聖人。他祇想永遠享受這動人的一刻。伯多祿日後明白,主要的不是在大博爾山或是在任何地方,甚至醫院的病床上,祇要能夠和耶穌同在就好了。因此,他跟隨師父走下山,師父在加爾瓦略山完成了祂救贖的工作。伯多祿認清了自己的目標,步武師父的後塵,涉山渡水,不畏艱難,宣揚福音,因為他知道,這是他能達到目標,永遠享見天主聖容的途徑。

天主,我渴慕祢的聖容,請告訴我,怎樣尋求祢,怎樣才能永遠享見祢的聖容.

From Fr. Gael: This year the Gospel of the Transfiguration falls on St. Patrick’s Day. That’s the luck of the Irish, and I mean that! As the second Sunday of Lent it offers us a wonderful opportunity for reflection. We might ask who the Transfiguration was for. It wasn’t for Christ. He knew who he was. It wasn’t for Moses and Elijah. They knew how Christ was. That leaves the disciples, Peter, John and James: the recognized leader, the youngest and another. It was for them. Jesus has been speaking to his disciples about his upcoming passion and death. They have not understood nor liked that talk. So, Jesus has to speak with someone about it. The scripture says: “And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.” I would love to have listened to that conversation. It was meant to show the disciples Jesus was connected to the right people and it would do them well to listen to him, and especially his talk about his Passion and Death. Lent is the time for us to listen to Jesus speaking to us. It is the time for us to allow his words to ‘transfigure us” into what we are called to be in his example and witness.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Alice Fallon – Clyde Jaxon Gummere

 Weddings
Chris Petrini & Sandra Pucci

Rest-in-Peace
Filomena Nocito
Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  March 17, 2019
7:30 Francesco Passanisi & Albert Joseph Romeo 
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi 
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan 
11:45 GB De Martini – June Marie Blum (Conc.)
1:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family 
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  March 18, 2019
7:00 Giuseppe d’Ascoli (San Giuseppe) 
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family 

Tuesday   March 19, 2019
7:00 Josephine Mazzucco 
9:00 Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB 

Wednesday March 20, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti 
9:00 Thanksgiving from Samuel M. Bugayong

Thursday   March 21, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini 
9:00 Aldino Devincenzi – Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay (Conc.)

 Friday  March 22, 2019
7:00 For an Increase in Vocations to the SDB’s, FMA’s, and Consecrated Life
9:00 Mary & Joseph Lavin 
6:30 June Marie Blum 

 Saturday  March 23, 2019
7:30 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi 
9:00 The Giurlani Family 
5:00 Trenio ’Tuti’ Montecillo 

Particular Items

Don Bosco Study Group: The Group will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 7PM, in the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, and will read and discuss Evelyn Waugh’s classic “Brideshead Revisited.”

First Reconciliation: a group of our students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time this Wednesday at 7PM. Pray that they may always grow in love for this indispensable gift from Jesus!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Because of First Reconciliation, there will be no Adoration or Scripture Study this Wednesday.

Rite of Election: The Rite of Election was held at St. Mary’s Cathedral on March 10, 2019, with 42 other parishes from the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Our parish has 2 Catechumens : Vanessa Lovato and Janet Tran,  who were enrolled as an Elect, and 1 Candidate: Albert Mung for full communion. In the picture with the catechumens and candidate are family members: Mr. Tran, Freddy Lavadores and Deacon Edward, who joined and witness the ceremony celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Chinese Faith Sharing Group: The Chinese Faith Sharing Group will next meet on Sunday, March 24, beginning at 11:30 AM, in the Parish Center.

Mass for Life with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3212 Cesar Chavez St., Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will celebrate a special “40 Days for Life” Mass. The Mass will be followed by a procession of prayer. All are welcome!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Tuesday Night Confessions: The Church will be open from 6PM to 8PM every Tuesday of Lent for Confessions.

Lenten Penance Service: WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Monday, April 8, at 7PM.

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup and bread supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Llearn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities CYO offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit /catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!
Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing groups will meet Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

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

New Books Available! We’ve received a number of new texts in the bookstore. We have copies of ‘In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart, The Journal of a Priest at Prayer’ by an anonymous Benedictine Monk. The book has received rave reviews. We also have ‘For Love of My People I will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China’ by the heroic Salesian Cardinal Joseph Zen. As some know, Cardinal Zen studied under our beloved late, great Fr. Mario Rosso.

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

CCD TEACHER NEEDED! Ss. Peter and Paul CCD program is seeking a teacher for the third grade children currently enrolled  (the position would extend from now until mid-May, and start again in the fall if interested).  We meet every Sunday from 9:45- 11a.m.  Contact Deacon Edward Te, Director of Religious Education @ edte@comcast.net with any questions.

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

Attn: Women! Gabriel Project: We need more Angels for our Gabriel Project! A Gabriel Project Angel befriends and guides young mothers who need help, advice, and love during their pregnancies and with their newborns. This is a crucial and lifesaving ministry. Training is provided, and the next training session will be Saturday March 23rd, at Good Shepherd Church in Pacifica: 901 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044. Starts at 10 am. Email: GabrielProject@sfarch.org to register or for more information, or call 415-421-0809.

More Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club News: Tickets are now on sale for the SBGC’s 48th Annual Gala and Live Auction. The event will be on Saturday, March 23, from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at the Fairmont Hotel. This year’s honoree is Mr. Nick Dutto. You can purchase tickets online at https://salesianclub.org/calendar/ or by calling 415-397-3068.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: WE have begun our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. So far 25 parishioners have donated/pledged $17,746, leaving us with a balance of $72,107. Join the 1% Club! That’s parishioners who can give 1% of our total amount ($898). If you can, do it, do it! If you can do more, do more! But do something to support the important ministries of the Archdiocese!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 17 Second Sunday of Lent
Monday 18 Cyril of Jerusalem; Bishop, Doctor
Tuesday 19 Joseph; Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wed-Fri 20-22 Lenten Weekdays
Saturday 23 Turibus of Mogrovejo
Sunday 24 Third Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week: $$4,559.
Ash Wednesday: $2,399.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4: 1-13. In the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses instructs the people to offer gifts to the Lord for their freedom from slavery in Egypt, and for God’s never-ending care. In his Letter to the Romans, Paul reminds his readers that without any distinction of nationality, all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved. Luke’s Gospel tells how Jesus withstood the temptations of the devil.

封齋期第一主日

從聖灰禮儀開始一連四十天,除了主日以外,直至復活節前夕,都是封齋期。是一段祈禱、守齋、做補贖的時候。舊約中有許多章節記述古聖在重要任務之前守四十日齋以作準備,像梅瑟在山上四十天四十夜不斷祈禱;尼尼微人聽了約納先知的警告,四十天祈禱悔罪,得蒙天主寬恕;在新約聖經中我們讀到耶穌在曠野中守四十日嚴齋之後,受魔鬼試探。

教會規定在這段時間禸,教友從十四歲開始,每星期五守小齋,那就是不吃肉類和肉類湯、汁煮成的食物,祇吃魚類、及貝類。在聖灰禮儀及受難日凡滿十八歲至滿了五十九歲的人都該守大齋,所謂大齋就是每天祇吃一頓飽餐,和吃兩頓加起來不及一頓飽餐的份量。這種口福之欲的守齋是外表的,比如在這段時間不看電影,不作娛樂等等。一種較高層次的齋戒是精神上、行為上的,即思想、言語方面的齋戒 。

為什麼要守齋?有兩個最大的原因:一、為和耶穌一起,為效法祂,祂為我們做補贖,我們為自己做補贖;二、為學習管制自己的意志,比如管制言語,不說傷人的話、不說人是非,自然地管制了思想。管制自己的欲望和身體,能克制就能不以自己為中心,因而能顧及他人,遇到誘惑時也懂得控制。

今天的福音中魔鬼以人類的弱點:驕傲、自我中心、控制、支配、權力、自足慾去引誘耶穌,但祂一 一引述聖經的教訓去擊退魔鬼,目的在提醒我們魔鬼敵不過意志堅強依賴天主的人

Domenica 1A Di Quaresima

La Quaresima è tempo di grazia e di conversione, tempo di ritorno a Dio che come Padre buono ci attende. È anche tempo di verifica, per valutare il nostro modo di comportarci nei confronti delle ricchezze, del potere e del rapporto con Dio. È possibile, con Cristo e come Cristo dire di no alle tentazioni.

From Fr. Gael:

Here we go. Another Lent. Another opportunity for inner reflection a motivation to grow closer to Christ in this privileged period of time. It starts with Luke’s presentation of Christ’s temptations by the devil. They are three. Bread. Material possession. And Power. Bread seen in relation to the hunger of Christ after 40 days of fasting in the desert would seem at first sight easy to understand. However, perhaps as we look at it, we come to understand that the hunger is not solely about food. It relates to the hungers which at times control us. Physical hunger is one. Emotional hunger is another, Sexual hunger is another. Psychological hunger, still another. Material possession may seem easy to understand at first glance. Reflection leads us to understand that at times we are capable of all kinds of conduct to acquire material possession. And where does that lead us? Power also has many shades of implication. Personal power as a source of satisfaction and fulfillment. Power over other people as prideful control and manipulation. Power that can lead to a multitude of violence big and small towards other. It would appear that there is enough here of each of us to do some serious personal reflection and decide what I must do, and what I must leave behind to follow Christ in this Lenten season. I may have other years of Lent, but I only have this one once.

-Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Jaxon Cannizzaro

Weddings
Victor Ma and Ellie Wang
Ray Friera and Cheryl Villamor

Rest-in-Peace
Elma Cooper

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  March 10, 2019
7:30 Marie & Luigi Ghiglieri 
8:45 Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB 
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 Olga Cuneo  – Healing Gaetano Alioto  (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Jennifer Bugayong and Victoria Bugayong (Birthday)

Monday  March 11, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa 
9:00 Peter Domenici, III  – Maria Ellen Arosteguy Fay (Conc.)
Tuesday   March 12, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti 
9:00 Healing and Strength in the Family Marilyn Stroup and Marilyn Mainwaring
Wednesday March 13, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family 
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini 
Thursday   March 14, 2019
7:00 For an Increase in Vocations to the SDB’s, FMA’s, and Consecrated Life
9:00 Birthday Giuseppe D’Ascoli
Friday  March 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family 
9:00 Linda Pillon 
6:30 Teresa Adelina Machado
Saturday  March 16, 2019
7:30 Henry Ravetto 
9:00 Thanksgiving for Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB
5:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi 
Particular Items

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

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!

Tuesday Night Confessions: The Church will be open from 6PM to 8PM every Tuesday of Lent for Confessions.

Lenten Penance Service: WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Monday, April 8, at 7PM.

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup and bread supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Some of the 40 Days Vigilers’ braving the elements!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. You can learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities CYO offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit /catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!

St. Joseph Table’s: This Wednesday, March 13, 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.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing groups will meet Tuesday, March 12 and 23 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Chinese Faith Sharing Group: The Chinese Faith Sharing Group will next meet on Sunday, March 24, beginning at 11:30 AM, in the Parish Center.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Group will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 7PM, in the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, and will read and discuss Evelyn Waugh’s classic “Brideshead Revisited.”

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

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

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

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

Attn: Women! Gabriel Project: We need more Angels for our Gabriel Project! A Gabriel Project Angel befriends and guides young mothers who need help, advice, and love during their pregnancies and with their newborns. This is a crucial and lifesaving ministry. Training is provided, and the next training session will be Saturday March 23rd, at Good Shepherd Church in Pacifica: 901 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044. Starts at 10 am. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809 for more information.

More Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club News: Tickets are now on sale for the SBGC’s 48th Annual Gala and Live Auction. The event will be on Saturday, March 23, from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at the Fairmont Hotel. This year’s honoree is Mr. Nick Dutto. You can purchase tickets online at https://salesianclub.org/calendar/ or by calling 415-397-3068.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 10 First Sunday of Lent
Monday 11 Lenten Weekday
Tuesday 12 Lenten Weekday
Wednesday 13 Lenten Weekday
Thursday 14 Lenten Weekday
Friday 15 Lenten Weekday
Saturday 16 Lenten Weekday
Sunday 17 Second Sunday of Lent

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