Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20. At God’s command, Jonah goes to Nineveh, prophesying destruction. The citizens of Nineveh repent and are spared. Saint Paul urges the Corinthians to act in a way that reflects the passing away of the world. In the Gospel, Jesus arrives in Galilee, proclaiming the time of fulfillment has arrived, and that all are to repent, and believe in the Gospel. The Apostles Simon, Andrew, James, and John leave their lives as fishermen to follow him.
Domenico 3A Del Tempo Ordinario
Gesù continua ad avvertirci perché ci convertiamo. È un’urgenza indeclinabile. Forse, rimandiamo sempre, per pigrizia. Pensiamo che, dopotutto, c’ è la pazienza di Dio. Biosogna agire subito, perché non si sa se Dio chiamerà una seconda volta.
From Fr. Gael: Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then they abandoned their nets and followed him. He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets.
Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him.
These verses of Mark’s Gospel are quite significant. (Actually all scripture is quite significant.) They clearly delineate the conditions for answering the “Come after me,” of today’s scripture. For the people of Jesus’ culture these lines stress the need to leave behind two critical elements in following Jesus. !.) They abandon their nets, the source of their livelihood. Thus, they now rely on God rather than material things. 2.) James and John, sons of Zebedee, leave their father behind, their connection to a particular family and a particular community. Thus, the disciples are free to follow Christ. Christ in no way expects us to abandon our livelihood nor our family. What he does expect is that we put aside anything that can keep us from following Him. We might ask ourselves, “What do I have to put aside?” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday January 24, 2021
8:45 Birthday of Edward De Nicolai +
Joseph Grenchik +
10:15 Roy A. Gould +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00 Peter Domenici, III +
Carla Ferrando +
Monday January 25, 2021
7:00 Alice Collins +
9:00 Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
Tuesday January 26, 2021
7:00 Maria Fanzago +
9:00 Gino Fanucchi + –Anthony Alioto +
Wednesday January 27, 2021
7:00 Robert Rossi +
9:00 Special Blessings for Mallory Maranghi
Thursday January 28, 2021
7:00 Dominic Granelli +
9:00 Alfredo Panelli +
Friday January 29, 2021
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
Saturday January 30, 2021
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Roy Bava +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
Masses in the Church: 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, and will be celebrated outside in the little yard. A number of Churches in San Francisco are celebrating Mass inside, including our neighbors at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi at Columbus and Vallejo.
HELP with emails! Do you know a parishioner who is not on our email list, and might like to participate in some streamed events? Please ask them to contact the office and we will put them on our distribution list.
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.
January: Month of Salesians Saints! January is when we celebrated the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our Pre-K (January 22); St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Salesian Order (today, January 24); and St. John Bosco himself, founder of the Salesians (January 31). Salesian saints, pray for us!
“My life experience has been that only the practice of religion can assure concord in families and the happiness of those who live in this valley of tears.”
“Be brave and try to detach your heart from worldly things. Do your utmost to banish darkness from your mind and come to understand what true, selfless piety is. Through confession, endeavor to purify your heart of anything which may still taint it. Enliven your faith, which is essential to understand and achieve piety.”
“All past persecutors of the Church are now no more, but the Church still lives on. The same fate awaits modern persecutors; they, too, will pass on, but the Church of Jesus Christ will always remain, for God has pledged His Word to protect Her and be with Her forever, until the end of time.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.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/
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! Here is a lovely reflection from Fr. Victor Feltes:
Joseph’s One Word
Within the Gospels, St. Joseph has no recorded words. There is no indication the foster-father of Jesus and spouse of the Virgin Mary was physically unable to speak or ever took a vow of silence; he is simply never quoted. Yet the Gospels suggest he said at least one specific word.
Matthew’s Gospel records how an angel (probably the Archangel Gabriel though perhaps another) told Joseph in a dream: “‘[Mary, your wife,] will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus…’ When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.” Just as John’s Gospel tells us “Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book,” so St. Joseph almost certainly said many unrecorded things. But the one word that Scripture most clearly suggests St. Joseph said is “Jesus.” The name of Jesus is the sum total proclamation of St. Joseph’s life. May it be so for us as well.
Sunday 24 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 25 Conversion of St. Paul; Apostle
Tuesday 26 Timothy and Titus; Bishops
Wednesday 27 Angela Merici; Virgin, Foundress
Thursday 28 Thomas Aquinas; Priest, Doctor
Friday 29 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 30 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 31 St. John Bosco; Priest, Founder
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