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
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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

Your faithful donations of Last Week:  $4,200.
Weekly Parish Expenses:   $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

一群教友,作了感恩節社會服務,於十一月二十 九日 ,在三藩市Canon Kip Senior Center, 為跨信仰冬季庇護中心準備晚餐。一行人當日午飯後,便聚集其中一位家中烹煮一切,於六時到中心為露宿者分餐,各人都感恩能参與此善舉,光榮及讚頌歸於天主。

A group of Chinese Apostolates did a Thanksgiving social service. On November 29, they served dinner at the Canon Kip Senior Center in San Francisco for the Interfaith Winter Shelter. After lunch that day, the group gathered at the home of one member to cook. By 6 pm, they delivered the food to the center and served the homeless. Everyone felt graceful for the opportunity of such good deed. Glory and praise be to God.

 

 

 

 

讚美天主!朝聖之旅完滿結束,各團員過了愉快精彩的幾天,已平安回家。

Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage

Praise be to God! The pilgrimage splendidly concluded. Every group member had a few joyful and wonderful days. All returned home safely.

 

The pilgrims in front of the Shrine!

8-29 First Mass at Shrine of San Miguel del Milagro – site of apparitions of St. Michael the Archangel and the spring of curative water blessed by St. Michael:

8-30 Getting ready for Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe 瓜達露佩聖母大殿內預備開彌撒

8-30 Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe 瓜達露佩聖母大殿内彌撒

 

8-30 Lunch at El Mexicano after Mass 午餐音樂助興

 

8-31 Mass at Santo Domingo Church

 

8-31 Outside Santo Domingo Church

 

8-31 Model at the temple ruin of La Ciudad de Tenochtitlan  古城廟址遺蹟及古城模型

 

8-31 Group, “Oooh!” Father, “Aaah!”

 

8-31 National Palace – Garden of Indigenous Plants 本土植物公園

 

8-31 Garibaldi Square to enjoy the Mariachi Bands 享受土風樂隊表演

 

8-31 Dinner 晚餐

 

9-1 Pyramid of the Sun and Moon 日月金字塔古蹟

9-1 Climb to the top. 往塔頂去

 

 

9-1 In front of the Pyramid of the Moon 月金字塔下全景

 

9-1 Mass at St. James Church, where Juan Diego was baptized. 主日彌撒

二零一九年七月二十日, 華人中,心週年郊遊, 於金門橋畔海濱公園。

Chinese Apostolate’s Annual Picnic at the Marina by the Golden Gate Bridge. July 20, 2019:

耶穌聖體聖血節,聖體出遊,華人中心信衆。

Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession – Chinese Apostolates

 

 

 

 

 

 

二月二十四日 “互勉同行信德道” 首次聚會

 

Walk for Life West Coast in SingTao Daily.

Fr. Jose Lucero with some members of the Chinese Apostolate at the Walk for Life West Coast.

反墮胎遊行今年迎來第15周年,26日在三藩市市中心5萬人參與集會,呼籲人們尊重生命的權利,懂得自愛,反對墮胎。遊行現場的民眾來自灣區四處,包括天主教徒及普通民眾。今年亦是美國最高法院判墮胎合法化的第46周年。
集會發言者將墮胎作為威脅女性健康的問題進行闡述,并邀請7位孕婦上台,並將心跳監測器放在孕婦的肚子上,借住音響的放大人們聽到胎兒有力的心跳聲。多位反墮胎知名社區人士參與集會並發言。三藩市大主教Cordileone亦現身支持活動。
華裔社區中來自平等公義協會的主席李少敏、華裔醫師李伊雲以及中華福音教會長老周海瑞26日也受邀出席列坐主席臺一側。

News For Chinese, 墮胎反對者在SF遊行集會, San Francisco

NTDTV In Chinese (starts at 5:13)

#babiessavingbabies #walkforlifewc #WalkForLife #WFLWC

 

On December 15, 2017 we lost our beloved director, Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB. Words cannot express the depths of our loss and heartbrokenness.

The Funeral was on Wednesday, December 20. Parish Photographer Patrick Gee has a set of lovely photos here, and of the burial of our beloved Fr. Mario at the Salesian Cemetery in Richmond, here.

Fr. Mario, pray for us!