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Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8; I Corinthians 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11; Luke 5:1-11. The first reading recounts the calling of Isaiah, how the seraphim of the Lord came to him with an ember, touched his lips with it, and said, your wickedness is removed. In the second reading, Paul recounts his own calling by the Lord, and outlines the faith that has been handed on to him, which he now hands on to the Corinthians. In the Gospel, we hear the account of Jesus’ calling to discipleship Simon Peter, James and John.

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La Chiesa si sente chiamata per annunciare la salvezza e continuare la missione del Salvatore. Essa chiama tutti alla salvezza e a collaborare perché il messaggio arrivi a tutta l’umanità. C’è urgente bisogno che l’uomo ritorno ad occupare il suo posto di creatura che adora, loda e ringrazia per l’incalcolabile dono della vita.

常年期第五主日

今天的福音記載耶穌在革勒湖邊講道,看到湖邊停着的兩隻漁船,祂上了其中之一、那是屬於伯多祿的,祂請伯多祿把船划開離岸邊,開始講道。後來又敎他們划到湖中深水處,捕到許多魚。這奇跡使伯多祿和同伴們,聽了耶穌的召喚,立刻放棄一切,跟隨了祂。我們可以想像,因着他們的船,耶穌可以沿着湖邊到附近的地方講道。日後耶穌了升天,他們更不畏危難,繼承耶穌的遺訓,到各地去傳揚天國的喜訊。

我們是不是也能像門徒們一樣,聽耶穌的話語,加入「漁人的漁夫」行列?要知道,我們每一個人在世上都有一個使命,那就是愛天主愛人,傳揚天國的福音。我們不能像門徒們一樣,到各處傳教,也不能像神父修士修女一樣,為愛天主而放棄家庭生活。我們不能登上講道台;也不能像許多偉人一樣,離鄉別井,到各地去傳教,¬¬-但我們可以像聖女小德蘭一樣,無論做任何事都懷着愛天主的心去做,帶着為傳揚聖教的意向,那怕是向一個陌生人微笑,表示友誼;忍耐一個無禮的對待;或是安慰一個失意傷心的人,都是有價值的。

星期三是聖灰禮儀日,封齋期開始。在這封齋期裏,讓我們敞開己自的心,好使更能取法天主的仁慈。星期四是露德聖母節。聖母是最肖似天主的受造物,讓我們求她教我們   、 幫助我們走近天主吧!

Baptisms
Madelyn Varvil – Hudson Andrew Bass
Luca Calabrese
Weddings
Erik Erickson and Lauren Goff
Rest-in-Peace
Paul Bonjean – George Lippi
Elvira Masaro
From Fr. Gael:

There is a beautiful phrase in the Gospel today. After a night of fishing in which Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John, catch no fish, on shore they are packing up their nets. Jesus sees them and invites them to give it another try. Jesus tells them, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Simon says in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.”

Jesus wants them to go deeper in the same waters where they have labored all night and caught nothing. This is a challenge to them, but one which Peter in politically correct hospitality, accepts. As the saying goes, “The rest is history.” This is the beginning of a deep relationship between Peter and Jesus. Peter realizes it because he warns Jesus, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.” In the presence of something beyond his understanding Peter speaks out in true humility. Basically, he says “I am not worth your attention.” But Jesus is after more than fish. He replies to Peter, “Do not be afraid, from now on you will be catching men.” Jesus gives Peter radical affirmation and vocation. How does the dialogue go between me and Jesus? He gives us radical affirmation as well.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Particular Items

Our Lady of Lourdes: Monday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. A group of parishioners gather daily, following the 7:00 AM Mass, to pray the Rosary. Everyone is invited to join them!

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators group will meet Monday, February 11th 7th at 7pm in the Club conference room for an hour. We will be working on the Lenten Friday Mass and Soup Suppers. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing group meetings will be this Tuesday February 12 and Tuesday, February 26 at 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.

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.

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.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Today, in the Gospel, and TODAY in life, our Lord tells 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, starting February 4, 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, starting Thursday, February 7, 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!

Plato: What is love? A Staged Reading: On Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 PM, Star of the Sea parish will host a staged reading of Plato’s Socratic dialogue, Symposium, followed by a robust conversation of our own. Star of the Sea parish gymnasium (top floor), 345 8th Avenue, San Francisco. The event is sponsored by the Benedict XVI Institute. Admission is free, but you must register to attend: www.eventbrite.com/e/plato-what-is-love-tickets-54001596228

More Walk for Life West Coast News: Last week, we showed you the picture of seven pregnant moms and babies making the most powerful anti-abortion statement possible—amplifying and broadcasting the tiny heartbeats of their unborn babies throughout Civic Center Plaza. This week we present to you Mary Catherine Caputi, daughter of mom Clare, and dad Sal Caputi. That’s Mary Catherine in mom’s belly (left)  on January 26, and in mom’s lap (right) on January 31. Look at that smile!

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 10 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 11 Our Lady of Lourdes
Tuesday 12 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 13 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 14 Cyril; Monk, and Methodius; Bishop
Friday 15 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 16 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 17 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,245.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; I Corinthians 12:31-13:13 or 13:4-13; Luke 4:21-30. In the first reading, we hear God’s call to Jeremiah and his assurance that he will always be with him, no matter how much others oppose him. In Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, he speaks of the more excellent way of love, the very foundation of Christian life. Jesus, in the Gospel, is not accepted in his own hometown.

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Anche a noi Gesù rivolge la sua parola, sincera, franca e tavolta persino sconvolgente, anche se è sempre dettata dall’amore. A noi il compito di ascoltarla con fede, perché è parola di verità. Ma tropo spesso, apunto perché tale, non si vuole sentire. “oggi” essa risuona ai nostril orecchi. Non induriamo il nostro cuore.
From Father Gael:

In last week’s Gospel, Jesus gave his mission statement of Jesus from Isaiah. And here, Jesus calls his listeners to responsibility for not corresponding to the Spirit. And even stronger he indicates that when the people of the covenant do not respond, the Spirit will go elsewhere. Examples given to verify this are the widow of Zarephath and Naaman the Syrian leper. When unreceived, the Spirit will go elsewhere. The reaction of the listeners in Nazareth was to rise up in fury, drive Jesus out of the village, and try to kill him.  Scripture says that Jesus passed through their midst and went away. A rather sad result, we might agree. But while we hold the villagers in judgment, we might ask ourselves how we receive the Spirit. After all, we would not want to see Jesus “pass through our midst and walk away.”

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Juan Carlo Cabrere
Rest-in-Peace
George Lippi – Paul Bonjean

Particular Items

Walk for Life West Coast: The Walk thanks Saints Peter and Paul (once again!) for hosting 247 students (from Thomas Aquinas College and Paraclete High School) for the 15th Annual Walk for Life West Coast last week. From Gibbons’ write-up of the Walk:

“In what will surely go down as the most memorable moment in the 15 year history of the Walk for Life West Coast,  seven pregnant women and their unborn children ascended the stage, put microphones to their bellies, and filled San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza with the sounds of tiny heartbeats.


 

The heartbeats, tiny though they were, were a thundering repudiation of the Culture of Death, so recently and tragically exemplified by the state of New York’s legalization of the murder of such children right up to the moment of birth.

The heartbeats brought an unprecedented response from the tens of thousands of pro-lifers who overflowed the plaza, and even shook the organizers. “I had tears in my eyes,” said Walk for Life co-chair Eva Muntean “and it literally sent a shiver down my spine. So beautiful, so fragile, so vulnerable.” Attendees were equally moved, with photographs showing some women wiping their eyes, while others were moved to elation. The online comments about the experience included “amazing”…”awesome”… “beautiful”…”fantastic,” and “Fue el sonido más hermoso que escuche” (“The most beautiful sound I ever heard”)….” Our friend Fr. John De La Riva from the Shrine of St. Francis told us he had tears in his eyes, too!

Fr. Jose Lucero with a few of the members of the Chinese Apostolate in attendance.

To see more great pictures of the Walk, go here.

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. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, starting February 4, 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, starting Thursday, February 7, 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!

Baptismal Preparation Class: The baptismal prep class, for both parents and godparents, will be this Tuesday at 7:00PM, in the parish center.

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.

Confirmation: This Friday, at 6:00PM, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Christian will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on 15 of our Saints Peter and Paul students: Giovanna Maria Goretti Basile, Keanno Lyni Jude Bustos, Dario Albert Caccia, Ava Cecilia Crotti, Mia Rose Franceschi, Samantha Rita Gee, John Brendan Giaquinto, Aidan Gabriel Gotch, Dillon George Ker, Sarah Marie Amandine Ma, Michael Michael Manfreda, Julia Mary Mello, Logan Anthony Milestone, James Patrick O’Connell, Francesco Francis Spagnoli, and Gianni David Valentine.  Let us pray that the Confirmandi of 2019 will always be open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit!

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.

Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass: On Saturday, February 9 at 10 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, all couples celebrating ‘5 year anniversaries’ (5 years, 10, 15… 35, 40) or over 40 years, in 2019 are invited to celebrate with us.  Bishop Robert F. Christian, O.P. will be the principal celebrant. To register, please call 415-614-5680 visit https://form.jotform.com/83188107304151 or call 415-614-5680.

Chinese New Year’s Mass: On Saturday, February 9 at 2:30PM, at St Mary’s Cathedral the Chinese Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco invites all priests of the Archdiocese and their parishioners to join Bishop Wang, Bishop Christian, Bishop Justice, and Bishop Walsh, and the Chinese community for the celebration of Chinese New Year with the New Year Eucharistic Celebration and Ancestors Veneration Ceremony. Following the Mass, a fundraising banquet will be served in Patrons’ Hall at 5:00 pm. For Banquet tickets, please contact Fr. Peter Zhai, SVD, Director of Chinese Ministry, for tickets. 415-614-5575.

Sons & Daughters of Italy! All are invited to the Sons and Daughters of Italy’s Polenta and Sausage Dinner on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. NO-HOST COCKTAILS at 6:00 P.M. with DINNER at 7:00 P.M. Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausages, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price is fu $40 per person. No payments will be accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Monday, February 4. Please call Linda at 415-235-5974, Lisa at 415-307-8034 or Maria at 415-370-3956 for information and reservations.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 03           Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 04         Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 05         Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 06   Paul Miki and Companions; Martyrs
Thursday 07       Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 08            Jerome Emiliani; Patron of Orphans, Josephine Bakhita; Virgin
Saturday 09        Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 10           Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week:   $4,007.
Second Collection (Parish School):      $1,543.
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:

St. John Bosco is a contemporary saint of the Church. Young Irish seminarians who met Don Bosco and became enamored of him of him came to work here in the United States. One worked at Corpus Christi parish here in the city. When I entered the Salesian Seminary in 1961, there were still Salesians around who had personally met Don Bosco. The first Salesians in the United States arrived here in San Francisco in 1898. Even though the first request for a Salesian presence came during Don Bosco’s lifetime, it wasn’t until ten years after his death (1888) with the first successor of Don Bosco, Blessed Michael Rua, that under Archbishop Riordan in San Francisco, they arrived. The spirit of Don Bosco has been part of our Sts. Peter and Paul heritage for 121 years. It is this charismatic saint of the universal Church we celebrate, especially his dedication to the young. Our Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club which approaches its 100 years of existence, is testimony to that dedication. As we celebrate this rich history, we pray for more vocations to the Salesian Family: the Salesian Religious men (priests and brothers), the Salesian Sisters, the Salesian Cooperators, and other branches of the wide Salesian Family. St. John Bosco, pray for us!

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Gabriella Nwakoro

Weddings
James Boyle and Angela Corridan
Alex Ho and Celestine McGlynn

Rest-in-Peace
Weston Roseberry – Dawn Williams
Eugene Charles Payne, III

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 will have a second collection in support of our parish school. Please be generous.

Catholic Schools Week! This week is Catholic Schools Week! The school will host a book fair through Wednesday. Tuesday is Principal Appreciation Day. Wednesday is Teacher Appreciation Day. Thursday is Salesian Appreciation day, with a 9AM Liturgy on the Feast of St. John Bosco, and Don Bosco Fun Day! 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

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.

Archbishop to Celebrate Mass for World Day of the Sick: On Saturday, February 2, at 11:00 AM, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be the principal celebrant at a special Healing Mass celebrating World Day of the Sick, at which the Anointing of the Sick will take place. The Benedict XVI Schola will be singing. The Order of Malta will arrange rides for people who need them. The Order says: “Bring a friend who is sick, and experience a ‘special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s suffering for the good of the Church and of reminding everyone to see in his sick brother or sister the face of Christ.’” For info, contact Kenneth Ryan, KM 415-613-0395 kenmryan@aol.com

Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass: On Saturday, February 9 at 10 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, all couples celebrating ‘5 year anniversaries’ (5 years, 10, 15… 35, 40) or over 40 years, in 2019 are invited to celebrate with us. Bishop Robert F. Christian, O.P. will be the principal celebrant. To register, visist https://form.jotform.com/83188107304151

Chinese New Year’s Mass: On Saturday, February 9 at 2:30PM, at St Mary’s Cathedral the Chinese Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco invites all priests of the Archdiocese and their parishioners to join Bishop Wang, Bishop Christian, Bishop Justice, and Bishop Walsh, and the Chinese community for the celebration of Chinese New Year with the New Year Eucharistic Celebration and Ancestors Veneration Ceremony. Following the Mass, a fundraising banquet will be served in Patrons’ Hall at 5:00 pm. For Banquet tickets, please contact Fr. Peter Zhai, SVD, Director of Chinese Ministry, for tickets. 415-614-5575.

“Don’t be surprised at anything. People and waywardness go hand in hand. The Church has nothing to fear because even if all were to conspire to overthrow Her, the Holy Spirit would still uphold Her.” –Don Bosco

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.

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.

“Be cheerful, but let your cheerfulness be genuine, stemming from a conscience free from sin.” –Don Bosco

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 27 External Feast of St. John Bosco
Monday 28 Thomas Aquinas; Priest, Doctor
Tuesday 29 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 30 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 31 John Bosco; Priest. Founder
Friday 01 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 02 The Presentation of the Lord
Sunday 03 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,318.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!