Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20: 19-31. Saint Luke (the author of the Acts) describes the life of the early community of believers as being of one heart and mind, whose witness to the resurrection of Jesus brought favor upon them. In the second reading, John assures his community that faith in Jesus and obedience enable believers to conquer the world. In the Gospel, the risen Jesus appears at two different times to his disciples, offering them peace and giving them the authority to forgive sins. Thomas, after seeing Jesus, acknowledges Christ’s divinity, saying My Lord and my God!

 

 Domenica 2A Di Pasqua
O Della Divina Misericordia

 La diffusione della vita nuova passa attraverso il nostro impegno di testimony dell’ amore. È necc essario interrogarsi sul significato concreto del rinnovamento, voluto dalla divina misericordia: siamo veramente pieni di amore? La Pasqua è punto di arrivo ma anche momento di partenza per un convinto impegno di testimonianza.

 

 復活期第二主日(救主慈悲主日)

今天的福音是若望福音二十章19-31節。記述門徒們因為怕猶太人,把門窗都關上,但耶穌出現在他們中間,問候他們,把自己的肋旁和雙手的傷痕給他們看,這些傷痕是祂愛世人的記號。世代以來,祂也藉一些人,像聖五傷方濟各,聖Padre Pio的五傷提醒我們,祂為救贖人類而顯發的慈悲,主要是由於天主對我們的愛是沒有終止的。祂又藉聖傅天娜修女告訴我們不要忘記祂對我們的愛。傅天娜修女憑她在神視中看到耶穌的聖容,請畫家畫了祂的像,提醒我們善用主耶穌的慈悲。

2000年的時候,聖教宗保祿二世定下復活期第二主日為救主慈悲主日,要我們遵從耶穌的囑咐,為整個人類、為罪人、神父修士修女、為不信天主的人、為分袂的兄弟、為孩子和卑微的、貧苦的人、為煉靈、為虔誠的人、為冷淡的教友、為被墮胎嬰兒和他們的父母祈禱。

最後,我們不單要求耶穌賜我們慈悲,自己也要對別人行慈悲。

耶穌,我信賴祢!

 

From Fr. Gael: My column today is of a different kind. This past year, one of Covid captivity, I have been also serving our Salesian Province as the Secretary of the Province. It was a year in which the pastoral activity of the parish has been limited due to the constraints of the pandemic. And it was possible to hold two positions.  However, I have now been asked by Fr. Mel Trinidad, Provincial of the Salesians in the Western United States, to assume that responsibility in a full-time capacity which necessitates my moving to our Provincial Office on Franklin Street here in San Francisco. I have always endeavored to be at the disposition of the needs of my province, and once again, I do the same.

This means that as of July 1, 2021, I will no longer be your Pastor, but will assume the role of Director of the Provincial Office and Province Secretary. I am grateful to God for having had the opportunity to serve here at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, the first Salesian apostolate in the United States. As in each of my assignments in various places in my Salesian life, I have been enriched by my life with the People of God. I will hold you all in my heart. You have been my life for the past 6 years.

Fr. Tho Bui, who is currently the Treasurer of the Salesians in our Province will come to us as Pastor. I have known him since he came as a seminarian to us a number of years ago. He is a good and kind man who will bring financial experience and Salesian goodness to his role as Pastor. I have every confidence in him and know he brings gentle gifts to the parish.

People have often asked which Salesian place where I have been is my favorite and which work, I have liked the best. I have always answered that the place where I am at the moment is one, I like the best. We are called in the grace of God to live the moment we are given. I have loved living that moment with all of you over the last six years.

I will only be moving a mile and a half away and so will have opportunities to come to the parish and now and again celebrate Mass with you. I ask for your prayers as I begin another stage of my Salesian life.

God bless you all and know I will hold you in my heart,

With gratitude,

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                               April 11, 2021
8:45        Virginia Sanguinetti + –  Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Thanksgiving from Anthony & Anna Lee
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + –
Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul 

Monday                               April 12, 2021
7:00        Edgardo C. Gamboa +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto + – Fra’ Carl Bernard Noelke, JD +

Tuesday                               April 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                       April 14, 2021
7:00        Andrew Swanson +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Thursday                             April 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Friday                                   April 16, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Caterina, Antonio, & Albert Romeo +

Saturday                              April 17, 2021
7:30        Joseph Clark +
9:00        Louis Ferralis +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

Particular Items

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday: “How much the world is in need of the mercy of God today! In every continent, from the depths of human suffering, a cry for mercy seems to rise. … In those places where there is less respect for life and human dignity, one needs the merciful love of God, in whose light we see the ineffable value of every single human being. Mercy is needed to ensure that every injustice may find its solution in the splendor of truth. So today, in this Sanctuary, I solemnly wish to entrust the world to Divine Mercy. I do so with the burning desire that the message of God’s merciful love, proclaimed here through Saint Faustina, may reach all the inhabitants of the earth and fill their hearts with hope. … May the binding promise of the Lord Jesus be fulfilled: from here has to come out “the spark that will prepare the world for his final coming.” –Saint Pope John Paul II, Homily in Lagiewniki, Poland, August 17, 2002 .

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

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.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 11 parishioners have pledged/paid $9,050, leaving us with a balance of $48, 904. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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.

The Year of St. Joseph! “Now at the beginning of this pilgrimage (the Visitation), the faith of Mary meets the faith of Joseph. If Elizabeth said of the Redeemer’s Mother, ‘blessed is she who believed,’ in a certain sense this blessedness can be referred to Joseph as well, since he responded positively to the word of God when it was communicated to him at the decisive moment. While it is true that Joseph did not respond to the angel’s ‘announcement’ in the same way as Mary, he ‘did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife.’ What he did is the clearest “obedience of faith” (cf. Rom 1:5; 16:26; 2 Cor 10:5-6).

One can say that what Joseph did united him in an altogether special way to the faith of Mary. He accepted as truth coming from God the very thing that she had already accepted at the Annunciation. The Council teaches: “’The obedience of faith’ must be given to God as he reveals himself. By this obedience of faith man freely commits himself entirely to God, making ‘the full submission of his intellect and will to God who reveals,’ and willingly assenting to the revelation given by him.”(7) This statement, which touches the very essence of faith, is perfectly applicable to Joseph of Nazareth.” –Apostolic Exhortation Redemptoris Custos (On the Perdson and Mission of St. Joseph) St. Pope John Paul II, 1989.

Choose Life! “The Second Vatican Council emphasized this truth of revelation by stating “By His incarnation, the Son of God has united himself in some fashion with every human being.” An assault on human life is really an assault on God himself! In The Gospel of Life, Blessed John Paul II reminded us that “this saving event reveals to humanity not only the boundless love of God. Who ‘so loved the world that He gave His only Son’(Jn 3:16), but also the incomparable value of every human person.” –Archbishop Stefan Soroka, National Prayer Vigil for Life, Homily, Compline, January 22, 2012

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Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 11           Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy
Monday               12           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               13           Easter Weekday, Martin I; Pope, Martyr
Wednesday         14           Easter Weekday
Thursday             15           Easter Weekday
Friday                   16           Easter Weekday
Saturday              17           Easter   Weekday
Sunday                 18           Third Sunday of Easter

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Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20: 1-9. In the first reading, Saint Peter speaks to the crowd, telling them of all that he witnessed in the ministry and execution of Jesus Christ. He proclaims the Good News that everyone who believes in [Jesus Christ] will receive forgiveness of sins through his name. Saint Paul tells the Corinthians that Christ is our paschal lamb (who) … has been sacrificed. In the Gospels, the disciples encounter the empty tomb of Jesus.

 

 Domenica Di Pasqua

Cristo è risorto, alleluia. L’annuncio è gioioso e l’umanità, alla ricerca di parole di speranza, si incontra con questo evento, che costituisce il punto di partenza per una vita nuova. È indispensabile fare posto a Cristo, accoglierne la Parola e camminare sulle sue orme. Diversamente si rischia di vanificare il messaggio che il Risorto consegna alle nostre mani.

 

 復活主日

「這是上主所安排的一天,我們應該為此鼓舞喜歡」(答唱詠)。不錯,這是教會一年中最高興的日子,因為「生命的主宰,死而復活了」。假如吾主耶穌沒有復活的話,我們的信仰是空的。基督沒有死,基督不能死,因為祂是天主。

四部福音都記載耶穌復活,見證的人看見墓門的大石被滾開,耶穌不見了,祇見殮布被摺疊一旁。屍體顯然不是被盜,因為盜屍的人一定連殮布都帶走。他們不明白,他們驚惶失措,因為人從不見過死人自動復活,直至耶穌出現在他們中間,要多默察看祂的傷口、又和他們一起進食,囑咐他們今後的工作,他們才明白他們的師傅是真天主真人,是真的復活了!

我們很幸福,因為我們得到信德,因為耶穌說過,不見而信的人是有福的。還有許多謙遜卑微的人表現出非凡的信德,努力過福音的生活。主耶穌常在我們中間,這給我們勇氣,教會不管受着外來的迫害,或內在的紏紛,直到世界終結之日,都會一直存在。基督以祂的體血滋養我們,亦即祂的教會。讓我們常留在復活的基督左右, 形影不離,效法祂,愛祂!

 

From Fr. Gael:  This Lent, perhaps more than other ones, has been a time for reflection on the Paschal Mystery of the suffering, death and RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST. And not only that of Jesus, but more relevantly, it is a time for us to reflect on our own Resurrection. We are living in unprecedented times in which daily we are given the statistics on the fatalities from the Covid virus. There is probably no one who has not known of or lost some family member, friend or acquaintance to the virus. Life has been assailed by death on a global basis.

For centuries the Church has celebrated Easter in the winter to springtime of the year. We journey through the hardness of Winter into the rebirth of Spring. Certainly this year that reality is present to us.

Martin Luther once said: “God has written the promise of the Resurrection on every leaf of springtime.” That is just the hope that we all need right now. The Salesian priests and bothers in the United States as well as the Salesian Sisters have lost to Covid a significant number of fellow religious. We at Sts. Peter & Paul have felt this trauma with the death of Fr. Bob. However, this does not diminish our belief in the rebirth of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and our own Resurrection. And so, in the midst of all this, we have reason to celebrate our annual festival of faith, of the celebration of the fact that death is not the final word. It is only the antechamber of rebirth, of LIFE. Let’s make every ALLELUIA we say this year a loud affirmation of that FAITH.

And so with scripture we can shout, “O Death where is thy victory, where is thy sting!” Jesus gives that to us once again this Easter. And so, on behalf of all the SDB’S and FMA’s, and staff of the parish, School and Club, we wish you a Happy and Holy Easter. ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 April 4, 2021
8:45        Louis & Enes Greco & Joseph & Carmella Greco +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Anthony Tin +
12:00     GB DeMartini  + – Steve & Lena Cuneo + 

Monday                               April 5, 2021
7:00        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        Felice & Grazia Spingola & Francisco & Marie Spingola +

Tuesday                               April 6, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Wednesday                       April 7, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza +

Thursday                             April 8, 2021
7:00        Margaret Elliot +
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin +

Friday                                   April 9, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia +  – Carolina Lopez & Lawrence Blackmer +

Saturday                              April 10, 2021
7:30        Julia Cassidy +
9:00        Dennis Calvert +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Baptisms
Alexia Carli Lal

Marriages
Luis Contreras & Alandra Villaseñor

Rest-in-Peace
Javier Llorente – Pasqule Scerbo, Sr.

Particular Items

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.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Daily Rosary: Parishioners pray the Rosary after the 7:00AM Mass daily. You are invited!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 10 parishioners have pledged/paid $8,450, leaving us with a balance of $49,504. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

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.

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

 

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. “The first of the treasures committed to his  (Joseph’s) trust—the first, that is, in the order of time—was the holy virginity of Mary, which he had to preserve inviolate under the sacred veil of marriage, and which he always religiously protected as a sacred trust. The second and the more imposing was the person of Jesus Christ, whom the heavenly Father placed in his hands so that he might serve as the earthly father of the holy child. The third you will find most admirable, if I am able to explain it to you clearly. To understand it, we must realize that a secret is a kind of treasure … a secret is a kind of trust. From this you will easily comprehend that Joseph was the trustee of the eternal Father because God told him his secret. Which secret? The marvelous secret of the Incarnation of his Son. God’s plan was not to reveal Jesus Christ to the world before his hour had come. Saint Joseph was chosen not only to keep the secret, but even to conceal it. Thus, we read in the Gospel that, with Mary, he marveled at all that was said of the Savior, but we do not read that he spoke, because the eternal Father revealed the mystery to him in secret and under the obligation of silence. Saint Bernard explained: ‘God desired to entrust to his faithfulness the most sacred secret of his heart.’”–Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704).

Alleluia!

Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord,
and, whether first or last, receive your reward….
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy!
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day!
You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today!…
Let no one lament their poverty,
for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn their transgressions,
for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free.

He that was taken by death has annihilated it!
He descended into Hades and took Hades captive!…
O death, where is thy sting?
O Hades, where is thy victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life reigns!
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!
For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the first-fruits of them that have slept.
To Him be glory and might unto the ages of ages.
From Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom (c.349-407)

 

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday               04           Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Monday              05           Monday Within the Octave of Easter
Tuesday              06           Tuesday Within the Octave of Easter
Wednesday        07           Wednesday Within the Octave of Easter
Thursday            08           Thursday Within the Octave of Easter
Friday                  09           Friday Within the Octave of Easter
Saturday             10           Saturday Within the Octave of Easter
Sunday                11           Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy

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Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16; Isaiah 50: 4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 12:1-1547 or 15: 1-39. Isaiah speaks of the well-trained tongue and open ears that God has given him, saying, The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced. In the second reading, Saint Paul testifies to the selflessness and humility of Jesus in obediently accepting death on the cross. At Jesus’ name every knee should bend…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The Gospel narrates Jesus’ last hours, from his anointing with perfumed oil by a woman, through his last supper, betrayal, passion, death, and burial.

 

Domenica Delle Palme

In questa domenica due attenzioni richiamano l’impegno del credente: la Croce e l’Eucaristia. Il rito della benedizione dell’ulivo ricorda l’ingresso trionfale di Gesù in Gerusalemme, che non è ricerca di successo, ma disponibilità al dono, che si  onsumerà nella morte di croce.

 

聖枝主日

今天又稱苦難主日。耶穌一反以前的態度,以往民眾想擁立祂為王時,祂隱遁了,祂今天接受人熱烈的歡迎,祂容許人稱祂為默西亞。然而祂是一位謙遜君王,為救贖祂的子民而死在十字架。

教會稱這一周為聖周,提醒我們默想耶穌受難前夕發生的事:星期一是聖周第一天,耶穌回伯大尼與朋友一起晚餐,和他們道別,席間,瑪利亞用昂貴的香液倒在耶穌的腳上,又用頭髮揩抹,好像預報祂的死亡。聖週二,紀念耶穌預告祂將被出賣及伯多祿在雞啼前三次背主。聖周三耶穌暗示猶達斯要出賣祂。聖周四耶穌為門徒洗腳,教我們謙卑和服務,又建立聖體聖事,以祂的聖體和寶血滋養我們的靈魂。之後耶穌前往橄欖山祈禱,憂傷至極,汗血並流,接着祂被捕,被誣告、被判死刑;門徒們四散,伯多祿否認主。聖周五記述耶穌背負着人類的罪豋上加爾瓦略山被釘死在十字架上,沿途受盡侮辱。死前把我們交托給聖母,也把聖母交托聖若望宗徒。

在這一周裏,我們看到愛和考驗,我們有沒有守好愛的誡命?是不是經得起考驗?

 

From Fr. Gael: Irving Stone wrote a biographical novel about Michelangelo which is entitled “The agony and the Ecstasy.” It is about the tumultuous life of the great artist. Palm Sunday is the beginning part of the story about Jesus Christ which we might entitle, “The Agony and the Glory.” It is the ‘greatest story ever told.” It is the story of our salvation, a salvation which comes at a price, the passion and the death of Jesus. This a death is one which is embraced at a price (“Father, if it is possible, let this chalice pass from me, not my will but yours be done). Jesus hands himself over to a plan which guarantees a salvific result, our individual and collective salvation. We all love a television story which is presented over a number of days. That is what we have a chance to not merely watch, but more importantly in which to participate. If you were to only go to Church four days in a year, those days should be Christmas, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. They are the Paschal mystery. For this Jesus was born. For this Jesus came to us. For this Jesus died on the cross. And transcendentally important, for this He rose from the dead. This is the Agony and the Glory of Jesus, Savior and redeemer. And since He did this for us, can we participate in his story by our presence at the Liturgies of Holy Week? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 28, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul –
Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
10:15     Intention for Guidance
12:00     GB De Martini +
5:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi  +

Monday                               March 29, 2021
7:00        Tony & Rina Munoz +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Tuesday                               March 30, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni +

Wednesday                       March 31, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Lawrence Ferlinghetti +

Sacred Triduum

Thursday             April 1, 2021    Holy Thursday
7:00PM   Special Blessing Martino Maranghi – Birthday Blessings Eva Muntean

Friday                   April 2, 2021     Good Friday
                                                No Masses

Saturday              April 3, 2021     Holy Saturday
8:00PM      Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici -For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Lenten Disciplines and Opportunities

Palm Sunday Liturgical Aid: If you are streaming the Palm Sunday Mass, a liturgical aid is here. Please say the part in red, marked “Crowd”.

Lenten Penance Service CANCELLED: Monday’s Lenten Penance Service has been cancelled.  Parishioners are invited to call or email the rectory to schedule a confession during Holy Week.

Fasting and Abstinence is observed on Good Friday and (where possible) on Holy Saturday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. That means that hose bound by this rule may take only one full meal and no meat. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

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

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.

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 28
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Masses
English: Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM; Sunday 8:45 AM & 5:00 PM
Cantonese/English:
10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM

Thursday, April 1
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8AM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM

Friday, April 2
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM
Stations of the Cross: Italian/English: 12:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:  English: 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM   The Easter Vigil: 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses: English: 8:45 AM,
Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass)

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-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more 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. Pope Benedict XVI wrote: “Joseph accepted a mission although he could not see the fulfillment of it, since he died before the public life of Jesus. He lived for the things that were not yet seen. Only with an open, vigilant heart that is sensitive to the hidden yet very real presence of the Lord can one remain faithful and just in a world that is so contrary to the faith. And this world is especially in need of just men.” –”Joseph’s Faith”, from “On Love.”, Pope Benedict XVI.

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. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 8 parishioners have pledged/paid $5,850, leaving us with a balance of $52,104. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                28           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday               29           Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday               30           Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday         31           Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday             01           Holy Thursday
Friday                   02           Friday of the Passion of the Lord, Good Friday
Saturday              03           Holy Saturday
Sunday                 04           Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Your faithful donations support your church. Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33. In the first reading the Lord announces a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. The Letter to the Hebrews speaks of Jesus as the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him. In the Gospel, Jesus tells Andrew and Philip that the time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified, and that those who serve him must follow him.

 

Domenica 5A Di Quaresima

Convertirsi vuol dire mettere al primo posto un Dio diverso da come solitamente lo immaginiamo: non un padrone assoluto, ma un Padre che ama. Dio è bontà e misericordia. La risposta d’amore è la causa della nascita di Gesù che riconosce che è arduo scegliere la croce, sapendo che il suo scrificio è la misura dell’amore.

 

四旬期第五主日

四旬期將盡,我們的心靈將要到耶路撒冷去,見證耶穌的苦難、聖死和復活,復活節是我們基督信仰最神聖的節日,那時我們要去默想我們信仰的意義,和怎樣去面對我們的信仰。但目前我們還一好幾天去準備,去更深入地默想這節日的意義,更好地準備迎接復活佳節。

聖保祿致希伯來人書第五章說:「耶穌……以大聲哀號和淚水,向那能救祂脫離死亡的天主獻上祈禱和哀求。」因為祂的人性在為將要到來的苦難而掙扎,祂的天主性看到這苦難是人類因罪惡而致的。祂的哀哭和淚水不是為祂自己,而是為我們這些承受祂苦難佳果的人類。又說「雖然祂是兒子,也要在所受的痛苦中學習服從。」為什麼耶穌要學服從?上主日我們談到耶穌來到人間,天主取了人身,為人做了最完滿的悔改。同樣,祂是天主,祂無需服從   ,但祂的人性需要學習服從,祇有人而天主才能做到最完美的服從。而等到「祂的服從到完美之後,為一切服從祂人成為永遠的救恩的根源。」

我們怎樣去服從耶穌呢?是不是每天每時每刻   ,  努力盡好身為天主信徒的責任,也就是身而為人的責任?

 

From Fr. Gael: This last Sunday of Lent before Holy Week continues the theme of relationship with the God of the Covenant. “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” His law (His LOVE) is to be written on our hearts. The heart is the symbol of love. It is where relationship dwells. imagine a tattoo on your heart which cannot be erased. That the image that is being communicated. The tattoo is there every time you look at yourself. It proclaims who you are to all who see you. It makes visible and tangible the relationship. And then, to add to that, the responsorial urges us farther forward. “Create a clean heart in me, O God.” The psalmist recognizes the need for a clean heart. That creation depends on us. We pray for it but we must accomplish it. And how? Jesus, in the words of John’s gospel tells us how: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” That is the process to which the heart is called. Dying to self in order to be reborn in Christ. That is what our annual Lent is all about.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 21, 2021
8:45        Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Anthony Tin +
12:00     Ernesto Bacino & Carla Ferrando +
Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
5:00       Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +

Monday                               March 22, 2021
7:00        Attilio De Martini +
9:00        Anthony Aiello + – Ann Herr + 

Tuesday                               March 23, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti  +
9:00        Margaret Lopes + 

Wednesday                       March 24, 2021
7:00        Rocco Svevo +
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin + 

Thursday                             March 25, 2021
7:00        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Soul of Eleanor Sabini + 

Friday                                   March 26, 2021
7:00        August Maggio, III +
9:00        Lorraine Irene Urban + 

Saturday                              March 27, 2021
7:30        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Lee Friedman +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Baptisms
Leia Norina Patriarca
Elizabeth Jane Austin

 

Particular Items

Mass Schedule Update: We have resumed the Sunday 5:00PM English Mass. The Schedule is now: 8:45AM English; 10:15AM Cantonese/English; 12 noon Italian/English; and 5:00PM Emnglish.

Friday Virtual Stations and Soup Supper: Please join us at 6:55PM on Friday, March 26 for online Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper, led by the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 942 008 768
Passcode: 069854

And here is a recipe for Lentil soup:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/the-best-lentil-soup-7192365

Easter Lilies! You can remember a loved one and help decorate the Church for Easter at the same time! We are offering Memorial Easter Lilies. Cost is $20. Just call the parish office or send in your donation with the names to be remembered!

The Annunciation of the Lord: On Thursday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Because it is a Solemnity we are dispensed from our Lenten sacrifices. Let us always do our best to imitate the “Yes” of our Blessed Mother when Our Father in Heaven calls on us!

Lenten Penance Service: On Monday of Holy Week, (March 29) at 7PM, we will have a Lenten Penance Service with individual confessions.  All parishioners are strongly urged to come take advantage of this best opportunity to prepare for the Resurrection of the Lord!

Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs through March 28 at 1522 Bush Street . Sign up for vigil hours on the website www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco.

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.

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 28
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Masses: English: Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM; Sunday 8:45 AM
Cantonese/English:
10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM

Thursday, April 1
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8AM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM

Friday, April 2
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM
Stations of the Cross: Italian: 12:00 PM, English: 1:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: English: 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM   The Easter Vigil: 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses: English: 8:45 AM, Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM, Italian/English: 12:00 PM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass)

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 8 parishioners have pledged/paid $5,850, leaving us with a balance of $52,104. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

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.

The Year of St. Joseph! “Journeying to Bethlehem for the census in obedience to the orders of legitimate authority, Joseph fulfilled for the child the significant task of officially inserting the name ‘Jesus, son of Joseph of Nazareth’ (cf. Jn 1:45) in the registry of the Roman Empire. This registration clearly shows that Jesus belongs to the human race as a man among men, a citizen of this world, subject to laws and civil institutions, but also ‘savior of the world.’ Origen gives a good description of the theological significance, by no means marginal, of this historical fact: ‘Since the first census of the whole world took place under Caesar Augustus, and among all the others Joseph too went to register together with Mary his wife, who was with child, and since Jesus was born before the census was completed: to the person who makes a careful examination it will appear that a kind of mystery is expressed in the fact that at the time when all people in the world presented themselves to be counted, Christ too should be counted. By being registered with everyone, he could sanctify everyone; inscribed with the whole world in the census, he offered to the world communion with himself, and after presenting himself he wrote all the people of the world in the book of the living, so that as many as believed in him could then be written in heaven with the saints of God, to whom be glory and power for ever and ever, Amen.’” – St. Pope John Paul II, ‘Redemptoris Custos’ 1989.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                21           Fifth Sunday of Lent
Monday              22           Lenten Weekday
Tuesday              23           Lenten Weekday, Turibus of Mogrovejo
Wednesday        24           Lenten Weekday
Thursday            25           The Annunciation of the Lord
Friday                  26           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              27           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                 28           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Your faithful donations of February & March:            $4,100.
Candles:                                                                               $3,906.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3: 14-21. The first reading recounts the failure of God’s people to listen to his prophets and repent. Their wickedness results in their ruin and exile to Babylon. In the second reading, Paul tells the Ephesians they are saved by grace through faith, which is a gift from God. In the Gospel, Jesus tells Nicodemus that God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn it but to save it.

Domenica 4A Di Quaresima

È urgente la conversione che si attua su una via ben definite: perdere la propria vita, per ritrovarla; rinunciare a se stessi per aprirsi al bene di Dio; dire di no al peccato, voce dell’egoismo, per godere la vita della grazia fonte di gioia e di serenità.

 

四旬期第四主日(封齋期第四主日)

本主日的讀經一叙述以色列人一而再,再而三地犯罪, 甚至連首長和司祭也對天主不忠,他們的罪惡到了無法救治的地步。時至今日,歷史仍在重演,人類越是任由情慾支配,便越多悲劇發生,離天主越遠。試看每天新聞,兇殺、戰爭、饑饉、欺壓、分裂、無日無之。弄得整個世界一團糟,無論對天主,對自己或對別人,都不能協調。人好像失去理智。

但天主慈悲為懷,由于祂愛我們的大愛,即使我們因罪惡而死了,祂仍然使我們與基督重生……」(弗2:4)天主聖父怎樣使我們重生呢?祂派遣祂的聖子把真光帶到世界,這真光照耀正途,信祂的人跟着它行事做人,不會失足跌倒。人與人之間和諧,也與天主和諧。

封齋期是一段啟迪、潔淨心靈的時期,今天封齋期已過了一半,讓我們祈求基督,以祂的真光照射到我們心靈的每一個角落, 使我們看到自己在祈禱,守齋、行善各方面是不是按照天主的教導而行事,是不是履行真理,我們的行為是不是在天主內完成的」;我們有沒有做到在領洗時對天主的承諾。

願我們在復活節能歡欣喜樂地迎接基督的真光,讓祂長住在我們的心靈裏。

 

From Fr. Gael:  After last Sunday’s presentation of the Ten Commandments, we see the following in the first reading: “In those days, all the princes of Judah, the priests, and the people added infidelity to infidelity, practicing all the abominations of the nations and polluting the Lord’s temple which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.” They distanced themselves from God. But because the history of God’s relationship to His people is one of love, God graciously puts forth another opportunity in the person of Jesus Christ. God cannot be outfoxed. God will win out. And Jesus is that victory. Paul makes that clear to the Ephesians (and to us). “He (God) might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. John in the Gospel puts it in another way: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” When John says “world”, he means us. We are forgiven, sanctified and saved through Jesus Christ. So God’s answer to our waywardness is love which is meant to draw us back to Him. God keeps on trying. How long can we resist? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 14, 2021
8:45        Birthday of Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     June Ow Young, Ching Lai So Ow Young, & Mary Ann Au Yeung +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     GB De Martini +
Steve & Lena Cuneo + 

Monday                               March 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Max Delle Sedie + 

Tuesday                               March 16, 2021
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Henry Ravetto + 

Wednesday                       March 17, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Lilian Sia Lu
9:00        Francesco Passanisi & Albert Joseph Romeo + 

Thursday                             March 18, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Samuel M. Bugayong + 

Friday                                   March 19, 2021
7:00        Josephine Mazzucco +
9:00        In Honor of San Giuseppe for Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
6:00        Antoinette Canepa +

Saturday                              March 20, 2021
7:30        Primo Dente +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

March 13 Chinese Stations: The Chinese Apostolate hosts the Stations of the Cross March 13 via ZOOM. Here is the login info:

拜苦路Stations of  the Cross
3/13/2021 星期六 Saturday 晚上8 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 816 7791 6960
Passcode: 409836
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Meeting ID: 816 7791 6960
Passcode: 409836
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/khlxquaZ9

Week of Archdiocesan Patrons & Special Mass: This week we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick (March 17) and the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (March 19). We will have a special Mass at 6:00PM on the 19th. Both take care of us as co-patrons of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Saints Patrick and Joseph, pray for us!

Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

Friday Virtual Stations and Soup Supper: On all the Friday’s of Lent, our parish groups will be organizing online Stations of the Cross, Lenten Soup Suppers, and faith sharing. Start time is 6:55PM.  Here is the login info, which will be the same for all meetings:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82469417915?pwd=TnVLSEtmUHVRYVZZSEtMYlZzSm5Edz09

Meeting ID: 824 6941 7915
Passcode: 794049

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

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs from February 17 to March 28  at 1522 Bush Street. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

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.

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/

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! “St. Joseph was called by God to serve the person and mission of Jesus directly through the exercise of his fatherhood. It is precisely in this way that, as the Church’s Liturgy teaches, he ‘cooperated in the fullness of time in the great mystery of salvation’ and is truly a ‘minister of salvation’… The Gospels clearly describe the fatherly responsibility of Joseph toward Jesus. For salvation-which comes through the humanity of Jesus-is realized in actions which are an everyday part of family life, in keeping with that ‘condescension’ which is inherent in the economy of the Incarnation… Joseph is the one whom God chose to be the ‘overseer of the Lord’s birth,’ the one who has the responsibility to look after the Son of God’s ‘ordained’ entry into the world, in accordance with divine dispositions and human laws. All of the so-called ‘private’ or ‘hidden’ life of Jesus is entrusted to Joseph’s guardianship.” –St. Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Custos, 1989.

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                14                           Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday
Monday               15                           Lenten Weekdays
Tuesday               16                           Lenten Weekday
Wednesday         17                           Lenten Weekday, Patrick; Bishop
Thursday             18                           Lenten Weekday,  Cyril of Jerusalem; Bishop, Doctor
Friday                  19                           Joseph; Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday              20                           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                 21                           Fifth Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations support your church. Thank you! Your parish needs and appreciates your continued support!

Exodus 20: 1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25. God gives the Israelites his commandments, saying he will punish those who do not follow them but grant mercy to those who do. Saint Paul writes the Corinthians, we proclaim Christ crucified, which is foolishness to those who do not believe, but power and wisdom to those who do. Inn the Gospel, Jesus drives the money-changers and vendors from the temple area, and tells the crowd that if the temple is destroyed he will raise it in three days.

 

Domenica 3A Di Quaresima

In maniere diverse siamo incline a servire gli idoli: ad esempio il denaro al quale siamo disposti a sacrificare tutto e tutti, persino il dono prezioso della vita. Gesù continua a manifestarci il Dio dall’amore misericordioso, che continua a chiedere l’offerta di noi stessa.

 

 四旬期第三主日(封齋期第三主日)

 舊約出谷紀記述天主幫助以色列人離開在埃及的奴役生活之後,天主要他們留在沙漠四十年去煉淨他們在埃及四百年餋成的惡習,例如拜邪神之類。祂處處保護幫助他們,並且和他們締結了盟約:除祂之外,不可有別的神。天主給了他們十誡,讓他們認識怎樣對天主對人,使生活過得更好。

耶穌把那些污辱聖殿,在聖殿做買賣的人驅走,這段事實在四部福音都有記載,但若望福音把它安排在耶穌傳教之初把水變為酒的奇跡之後,逾越節之前。耶穌清潔了聖殿,意味着我們在逾越節快到的時候,要悔改,從注重物質改為注重精神,從注肉重肉體食糧攺為精神的食糧,要清潔自己內心的聖殿,好能給天主奉獻上更能使祂喜悅的祭禮,因為天主住在我們的心內。

耶穌所說的聖殿是祂自己的身體,為拯救世人而犧牲,作了贖罪的羔羊,代替舊約時代在聖殿獻祭的畜牲。祂說拆毀聖殿後三日重建好,是指自己死後第三日復活。當時的猶太人不懂,這成了他們的絆腳石、愚妄,但對我已認識基督的人,是個大大的恩賜,要好好珍惜、感謝和敬愛。

 

From Fr. Gael: The first reading from Exodus gives the people of Israel a code of conduct. It comes after they have left the oppression of Egypt and are on their way to a new life. During the time in the desert they have been on a seesaw between following the God of the Covenant and distancing from Him. It’s their cycle of life (and our own if we do some honest introspection). The responsorial psalm says: “Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.” That’s from where our words of salvation come. And the verse before the Gospel makes it even clearer: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.” Paul makes it transparent in his words to the Corinthians “Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Christ also gives us a code of conduct, and he reduces the ten commandments to two. “Love god and love neighbor. You can’t get more concise than that. Easy to remember, and yet, a challenge to implement in our daily lives. Are we up tt the concise challenge?  -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 March 7, 2021
8:45        Thomas Mazzucco + – Guido ‘Gig’ Ghiglieri +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + 

Monday                               March 8, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Tuesday                               March 9, 2021
7:00        Romeo DeMartini +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                         March 10, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Victoria Bugayong + & Jennifer Bugayong +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB +

Thursday                             March, 11 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Alfredo Panelli + – Fr. Bob Stein, SDB +

Friday                                   March 12, 2021
7:00        Giuseppina Ross +
9:00        Louis & Irene Bondanza +

Saturday                              March 13, 2021
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Louis & Enes Greco +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

Marriages
Kenneth Bruce & Gabrielle Owen

Rest in Peace
Giuseppe Russo – Alice Collins
Michael Brown

 

Particular Items

Fr. Bob Stein, SDB: This Thursday, March 11,  would have been the 73rd birthday of our own Fr. Bob Stein, who passed away a few weeks back. We will remember Fr. Bob as one of the intentions at the 9:00 AM mass. All Parishioners are invited to attend.

March 12 Virtual Stations of the Cross: This week’s Stations and Soup Supper has different login info:

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Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

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

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 is in the Church and also streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs everyfday from February 17 to March 28 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website  www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

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! “In the words of the Council: ‘It pleased God, in his goodness and wisdom, to reveal himself and to make known the mystery of his will (cf. Eph 1:9). His will was that men should have access to the Father, through Christ, the Word made flesh, in the Holy Spirit, and become sharers in the divine nature (cf. Eph 2:18; 2 Pt 1 4).’

Together with Mary, Joseph is the first guardian of this divine mystery. Together with Mary, and in relation to Mary, he shares in this final phase of God’s self-revelation in Christ and he does so from the very beginning. Looking at the gospel texts of both Matthew and Luke, one can also say that Joseph is the first to share in the faith of the Mother of God and that in doing so he supports his spouse in the faith of the divine annunciation. He is also the first to be placed by God on the path of Mary’s “pilgrimage of faith.” It is a path along which – especially at the time of Calvary and Pentecost – Mary will precede in a perfect way.

The path that was Joseph’s-his pilgrimage of faith – ended first, that is to say, before Mary stood at the foot of the cross on Golgotha, and before the time after Christ returned to the Father, when she was present in the upper room on Pentecost, the day the Church was manifested to the world, having been born in the power of the Spirit of truth. Nevertheless, Joseph’s way of faith moved in the same direction: it was totally determined by the same mystery, of which he, together with Mary, had been the first guardian.” –St. Pope John Paul II “Redemptoris Custos”, 1989.

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                07           Third Sunday of Lent
Monday               08          Lenten Weekday, John of God; Religious
Tuesday              09           Lenten Weekday, Frances of Rome; Religious
Wednesday        10           Lenten Weekday
Thursday            11            Lenten Weekday
Friday                  12           Lenten Weekday
Saturday             13           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                14           Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

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Genesis 22: 1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark: 9:2-10. In today’s first reading, God tests Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his only son. Abraham obeys God, but his son is spared. Abraham’s faithfulness is greatly rewarded. The second reading reminds us that if God is for us, whio can be against us. In the Gospel, Jesus is transfigured and identified by God as His beloved Son.

Domenica 2A Di Quaresima

Con la sua trasfigurazione, Gesù inaugural un tempo di luce e di Gloria. Disponiamoci a rivivere questo momento di rivelazione del volto di Dio, riflesso nel Cristo trasfigurato, con la fede profonda di Abramo, chiamato a offrire sul monte il proprio figlio.

 

 

From Fr. Gael: God, in the Old Testament, can be tough at times and today’s first reading proves that. God says to Abraham, the old man who became the father of a child at an advanced age: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you.” How is that for tough? Abraham is called our father in faith and his response to God shows justifiably why. He proceeds to fulfill the demand made of him. We know the story ends with his son Isaac not being sacrificed.

The gospel story of the Transfiguration is linked with this scripture in an interesting way. We ae privileged to see Christ in his glory accompanied by Moses and Elijah, the Old Testament icons. The disciples who are privileged to witness the glory want to remain in its rays. But Christ turns the glory into a fulfillment of the Old Testament story of Abraham’s sacrifice. But this time, the conclusion is quite different. The only begotten Son is sacrificed. He goes to the sacrifice of his own free will. He does it for us: for me, for you, for everyone. Now that is really TOUGH! Christ informs the disciples of what the trajectory will be to another mount, Calvary. They are puzzled by it and can’t wrap their heads around the acceptance of it. “After such glory, such suffering!” How do we, especially in this Lenten season wrap our heads around it……. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass intentions for the week

Sunday, February 28, 2021
8:45       In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Luigi Marciano+
10:15     Mrs. Chau Dang Q. Hoa + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Domenic, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +

Monday, March 1, 2021
7:00       Ernesto Piazza +
9:00       Anniversary of the Death of Zachary Martin +

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
7:00       Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00       Fernanda Matteucci +

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
7:00       Anniversary of the Death of Amelia DeNicolai +
9:00       Gaetano Alioto +

Thursday, March 4, 2021
7:00       Thanksgiving Marcela, Corey, & Baby Jaxon Freedman
9:00       Antonio Corona +

Friday, March 5, 2021
7:00       Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00       Norma Frizza +

Saturday, March 6, 2021
7:30       Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00       Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +
5:00       Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Particular Items

Thank You! We are deeply touched and grateful for the prayers and support so many of you have sent for those of us (clergy and staff) who tested positive for Covid. What an example of God turning all things to good! Please keep praying for quick recovery! The Church and office are scheduled to re-open on March 1.

Saturday February 27 at 8:00PM Chinese Stations of the Cross 拜苦路:
2/27/2021 星期六 Saturday 晚上8 PM

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Lenten Disciplines and Opportunities

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

Friday Virtual Stations and Soup Supper: On all the Friday’s of Lent, our parish groups will be organizing online Stations of the Cross, Lenten Soup Suppers, and faith sharing. Start time is 6:55PM.  Here is the login info, which will be the same for all meetings:

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Passcode: 794049

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

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs from February 17 to March 28 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1650 Valencia Street from Mondays through Saturdays and the upcoming Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street on Sundays. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet next Thursday, March 4 at 4pm via Zoom and discuss the first thirteen chapter of James Martin, SJ’s “Jesus: A Pilgrimage” and the remainder at their next meeting on Tuesday, April 13 (in preparation for, and in celebration of Easter respectively). No reading is necessary to attend. Meetings are approximately 75 minutes. For additional information, including the Zoom link, contact Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net).

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.

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-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! Pray the Stations with St. Joseph, below:

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 28         Second Sunday of Lent
Monday               01          Lenten Weekday, David of Wales
Tuesday               02           Lenten Weekday, Agnes of Bohemia
Wednesday         03           Lenten Weekday, Katherine Drexel
Thursday             04           Lenten Weekday, Casimir
Friday                  05           Lenten Weekday, John Joseph of the Cross
Saturday              06           Lenten Weekday, Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes
Sunday                 28           Third Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations support your church. Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

Genesis 9:8-15; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15. In the first reading, God establishes a covenant with Noah and his sons, promising never to flood the earth again. In the second reading, Peter writes to his community about those in the days of Noah who were saved through water. This prefigured baptism, which is what saves them now. In the Gospel, Jesus is tempted by Satan in the desert. He then goes to Galilee to begin his public ministry.

Domenica 1A Di Quaresima

Avviarsi verso la Pasqua  è “salire” verso Gerusalemme. In cammino verso la festa della nostra liberazione riconosciamo I nostril peccati, chiedendo perdono. Nel deserto, Gesù vince le tentazioni e prende slancio per la sua missione di salvezza.

 

封齋期第一主日

封齋期第一主日的讀經都是關於耶穌在曠野四十天祈禱守齋,受魔鬼試探。瑪竇、瑪爾谷和路加都記載這事件,但若望福音並沒有。今年我們讀的是瑪爾谷福音。這篇福音記載得很簡單,並沒有像其他兩部福音那樣詳,細地記述魔鬼怎樣試探耶穌。

耶穌在曠野裏受魔鬼試探,祇是祂和魔鬼作戰的開始,而祂最成功地使魔鬼大敗,是祂被釘死在十字架之時。同樣,我們四十天的封齋期也是為加強我們力量,幫助我們一生不斷地抵抗各種引誘,每年都有封齋期,為的是幫助我們一次又一次地好好準備。以期能夠絕對滿全我們在領洗時所作的承諾:棄絕魔鬼,棄絕犯罪。當年梅瑟帶着以色列人在曠野四十年,先知厄里亞為逃命在曠野走了四十天,天主都默默在他們身邊,天主當然也會默佑我們勇敢地走好這世界的旅程,祇要我們時刻信賴祂,依靠祂。

 

From Fr. Gael: Rainbows are beautiful. And every time I see one, I am in awe of this beautiful phenomenon of nature. Our first reading from Genesis, however, reminds us that the rainbow is also a sign of God’s loving covenant with us. A covenant on God’s part, that is permanent and irreversible.

Christ came to put the definitive touch of God’s covenant with us. God will always love us no matter what. A covenant, however, is a two-sided agreement. Christ ratified the agreement by his, birth, his life, his death and gloriously by is Resurrection. How do we, individually, ratify our own compliance with the covenant. Mark in the Gospel gives us the answer: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the  GOSPEL.” That doesn’t need much clarification. Each of us has to respond to the covenant in a particular way. We have to repent (change in our lives what needs to be changed). We have to individually believe in it (live the Gospel day by day [some days better than others, always with the opportunity to REPENT]). The next time we see a rainbow, it will offer us a chance to renew our individual covenant. The rainbow is beautiful, but even more so the beauty of God who is faithful to his covenant of LOVE for us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 February 21, 2021
8:45       Clementine & Giosue Bresolin +
The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB + – Carla Ferrando +
12:00     Peter Domenici, III + – Luigi & Rosa Mangini + 

Monday                               February 22, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto + – Gig Ghiglieri +

Tuesday                              February 23, 2021
7:00        Lorene & Valerio Cuneo +
9:00        Maria Guidi & Albertina Sultana +

Wednesday                       February 24, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Amelia DeNicolai +
9:00        Carmela & Margaret Passanisi +

Thursday                             February 25, 2021
7:00        Patrick Louis Ross +
9:00        Elena, Angelo, & Delia Serafini +

Friday                                   February 26, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB +
9:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +

Saturday                             February 27, 2021
7:30        Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB +
9:00        Gary Shelton +
5:00        The Giurlani Family +

Rest in Peace

Fr. Bob Stein, SDB

 


Alan Cabito

 

Particular Items

Thank You! We are deeply touched and grateful for the prayers and support so many of you have sent for those of us (clergy and staff) who tested positive for Covid. What an example of God turning all things to good! Please keep praying for quick recovery! The Church and office are scheduled to re-open on March 1.

Lenten Disciplines and Opportunities

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

Friday Virtual Stations and Soup Supper: On all the Friday’s of Lent, our parish groups will be organizing online Stations of the Cross, Lenten Soup Suppers, and faith sharing. Start time is 6:55PM.  Here is the login info, which will be the same for all meetings:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82469417915?pwd=TnVLSEtmUHVRYVZZSEtMYlZzSm5Edz09

Meeting ID: 824 6941 7915
Passcode: 794049

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

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs from February 17 to March 28 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1650 Valencia Street from Mondays through Saturdays and the upcoming Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street on Sundays. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

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.

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-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!

In his book Consecration to St. Joseph, Fr. Joseph Calloway writes that consecration to St. Joseph means “that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely to his paternal care so that he can lovingly help you acquire his virtues and become holy…St. Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his loving attention, protection and guidance.”

The first person to entrust themself to the spiritual care of Joseph and Mary was actually Jesus, he added.

“And so we give ourselves to their care, just like Jesus did when he was growing up. He lived under their roof, he was under their care, and he didn’t just go to his mom, you know, he went to his dad as well to St Joseph. So that’s what it is, entrusting ourselves to St. Joseph’s spiritual fatherhood to help us grow in virtue and closer to Christ.”

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 21           First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               22           The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle
Tuesday               23           Lenten Weekday, Polycarp; Bishop, Martyr
Wednesday         24           Lenten Weekday
Thursday             25           Lenten Weekday
Friday                  26           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              27           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                 28           Second Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations support your church. Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45. The Lord gives instructions to Moses and Aaron for how to deal with leprosy. In the second reading, Paul encourages the Corinthians to do everything for the glory of God. In the Gospel, a leper asks Jesus to make him clean, and after he is made so, he then begins to publicize the whole matter.

Domenico 6A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Le persone che avviciniamo talora suscitano sospetto e paura, così che si reagisce istintivamente con timore. Abbiamo paura che qualcuno venga a distruggere la nostra quiete. Gesù spezza questo cerchio, invitandoci a continuare la sua opera, combattendo il male e accogliendo le povertà degli altri.

常年期第六主日

瑪爾谷福音第一章記述了耶穌傳教初期的生活:祂治病、驅魔、周遊加里肋亞宣講天國的道理、在曠野祈禱。今天我們讀到祂治好一個痳瘋病人。痳瘋病在今天並不難治,但在耶穌的時代,卻是可怕的疾病,病者必需與人隔離,免得傳染給別人;甚至有人以為是遭天主懲罰的。耶穌憐憫這病人,治好他。祂禁止他告訴人,祇請司祭驗查認可。因為耶穌不想人對默西亞懷着錯誤的觀念,祂要人了解祂是誰、明白祂的使命。因為我們不能祇因為祂能行神跡而信,要從認識祂去了解祂、愛祂、效法祂,這樣才是真的信。

星期三(二月十四日)是聖灰節,也是封齋期開始。我們用四十天來預備慶祝信仰上最重要的一件事——耶穌復活。每年封齋期的讀經都是一樣的。讀經一清楚地告訴我們要以悔改、祈禱、守齋、行善去更新我們的靈魂。守齋不單指禁食或禁肉,更重要的是克制自己不良的行為、習慣,心態等等,好能做個真正的基督信徒。

 

From Fr. Gael: The reading from Leviticus is very appropriate for the historical moment we have been living and dealing with the Coronavirus. In Leviticus, it is dealing with the contagion of leprosy which is described including social distancing. It is described for the safety of the wider community. It is not about ostracizing anyone. This has been something which has not been completely understood in our contemporary situation.  Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians makes this so clear: “just as I try to please everyone in every way, not seeking my own benefit but that of the many, that they may be saved. Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” Paul understood that Christ is the one who sets a standard which goes beyond the constrictions of Mosaic law.

Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The detail here that is important is that, in violation of the Law, Jesus reached out and touched the man and healed him. He could have said: “Be made clean!” That would have accomplished the miracle. Rather “he reached out and touched the man.” He made physical contact with the outcast. His touch, at that very moment, reintegrated the man into society, even before the physical miracle took place. The action is the essence of human compassion that heals. WOW! And so, do we, as individuals and as community, stretch out our hands and touch others. And once again, to quote Paul, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                                February 14, 2021
8:45        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Li, Yue Yee + – GB De Martini +
12:00     Louis & Ilva Baccetti and Costantino & Giuseppina Laurent and Norma & Joseph Frizza +
Teresa Radienovich + 

Monday                                               February 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini +  – Grace Kong +

Tuesday                                               February 16, 2021
7:00        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
9:00        James & Irene Silva, Sr. + – Joseph Clark +

Wednesday                                         February 17, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Frank & Helen Cassidy +

Thursday                                             February 18, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Mr. Lu Kim + & Alicia Jimenez Yao + – Scott Frey +

Friday                                                   February 19, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +

Saturday                                              February 20, 2021
7:30        John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances, and Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00        Birthday of Frank (Buscotti) Reginato +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Rest in Peace

Max delle Sedie

 

Sr. Diana Filipas, FMA

 

Frank Peter Antonini, Jr.

 

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Thank You! We are very touched by the prayers and good wishes from all of you for Frs. Al, Armand, and Bob, and also for the three caregivers who came down with Covid. It has been such a wonderful outpouring of support! What an example of God turning all things to good!

Sr. Diana Filipas, FMA: Our dear Sr. Diana Filipas, FMA, known and loved by so many, went home to heaven last week, after spending 62 years in religious life as a Daughter of Mary Help of Christians. Sr. Diana was born on Fairfax Street, in All Hallows parish, San Francisco, the third child of Marco & Angela Filipas. She studied with the Sisters of Charity at the old St. Vincent de Paul School, and upon graduating from high school, she followed her vocation into the Daughters of Mary Help of Christian. That was in 1958, and Sr. Diana has been educating and guiding young people ever since. 2020 marked her 62nd year of religious life!

Sr. Diana served at Saints Peter and Paul and Corpus Christi here in San Francisco, and Lomita, Dominic Savio, and St. John Bosco in the southland, as well as Texas and Louisana. Back in 2009, Sister told us that in those days they used to have 50 students in class, plus another 50 in second grade catechism (so much for class size as an excuse for poor results!). We’re on dangerous ground here, but Sister told it was much easier to teach boys than girls. Sr. Diana, you prayed for us on earth, pray for us from heaven!

Chinese New Year’s & Valentine’s Day Party:三藩市聖伯多祿聖保祿堂華人宗徒 新春及情人節網上聯歡會 On February 14, the Chinese Apostolate will host an online Valentine’s Day and Celebration of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ox! Go here to register in advance: https://bit.ly/35rahOr  and you will get a confirmation email.

Ash Wednesday: Lent Begins! This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. As of this writing we are not sure whether we will have public Masses or the distribution of Ashes. Check our website for the latest information. We will be sharing resources to help you deepen your Lenten journey by email. If you are not on our email list, you can sure be added! Send an email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org and you will receive a daily Lenten email. Lenten rules and suggestions are below.

Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. Fast and abstinence are observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and, where possible, on Holy Saturday.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

Virtual Stations of the Cross and Soup Suppers: Starting on Ash Wednesday, and on all the Friday’s of Lent, the Salesians Cooperators will host online Soup Super/Stations/ and Faith Sharing. Each week one of our parish groups will lead the online Stations of the Cross and Lenten Soup Suppers. Start time is 6:55PM. I’ll be sending out the Stations, ZOOM link, and a soup recipe (from all over the parish) so we can all eat the same simple Lenten meal! The groups leading are:

Ash Wednesday: Young Adults
Friday, February 19: Italian Marian Sodalities
Friday, February 26: CCD Families
Friday, March 5: Chinese Apostolate
Friday March 12: Walk for Life West Coast
Friday, March 19: Parish Families
Friday, March 26: Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club

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End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs from February 17 to March 28 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1650 Valencia Street from Mondays through Saturdays and the upcoming Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street on Sundays. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

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—after we are all clear of the virus, of course!

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/

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! Fr. Victor Feltes reflects:

In the Book of Genesis, during a time of famine across the known world, the Egyptians begged their pharaoh for bread. He in turn replied, “Go to Joseph and do whatever he tells you.” Pharaoh was referring to Joseph the son of Jacob who had risen from a very lowly state to become the viceroy of the kingdom. Enlighted by divinely-inspired dreams, this Joseph’s leadership went on to feed and save the whole world from death, including his own family. According to the genealogy at the beginning of Matthew’s Gospel, the New Testament’s Joseph also had a father named Jacob. Though poor and obscure, St. Joseph’s heaven-sent dreams enabled him to guide and protect his Holy Family, leading to the world’s salvation through the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ. Today, as a powerful intercessor in the Kingdom of God, we are wise to “go to Joseph” for needed help.

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

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Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                14           Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               15           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday              16           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        17           Ash Wednesday
Thursday            18           Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Friday                  19           Friday after Ash Wednesday
Saturday             20           Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Sunday                21           First Sunday of Lent

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Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39. Job expresses his despair, describing life without hope or happiness. Saint Paul writes that he has no reason to boast—that preaching the Gospel is an obligation. Thus, he offers the Gospel free of charge and has become all things to all, to save at least some. In the Gospel, Jesus touches and cures Simon’s mother-in-law, as well as many others, throughout the whole of Galilee.

 Domenico 5A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Nonostante che siano migliorate le condizioni di vita, non mancano difficoltà che generano ansie e preoccupazioni. Le letture esortano ad avere fiducia. La vittoria sul male e sulla malattia è il coronamento di una esistenza illuminata dal Cristo risorto, che rende perennemente Giovanni.

 

常年期第五主日

今天我們讀約伯傳,討論的是人生最普遍而又極深奧,且又是常常困擾人心的難題,尤其難以明白的是為什麼好人會受苦。不是說守法的人會得到賞報嗎?但像約伯那樣的好人卻偏偏受苦,為非作歹的人卻享盡人間歡樂。又怎樣解釋呢?若說受苦是因為天主要懲罰作了惡的人,那麼善人又為什麼要受懲罰呢?有人認為人受苦也許是天主警醒世人,或鍛鍊祂所鍾愛人,這也不是絕對的原因。又有人認為惡人做了壞事連累善人也受苦。總而言之,人為什麼受苦真是個不容易解答的難題。

儘管約伯在訴苦,但他明白天主的智慧不是人可以測度的,他說:「天主所賞的,天主可以收回。」耶穌在十字架上,傷得體無完膚,祂說:「父啊!我把我的靈魂交托在祢手中。」這是多麼感人的信德!從今天的福音中,我們得到希望,天主愛我們,祂派遣聖子來治療、安慰、教導、救贖我們。祂要我們遇到痛苦時要全心倚賴祂,把一切交托給祂。

 

From Fr. Gael:  

Job paints a pretty dreary, not too optimistic, picture of life and its woes. Then Paul speaks to us of his mission to preach Christ, becoming all things to all people. That is how Paul speaks about the meaning of life. It is to serve God. Jesus in the gospel starting with the curing of Peter’s mother in law (The first “pope” was married.) Then, passing on to the curing of many sick people and the expulsing of demons, and preaching, Jesus serves others. The disciples tell Jesus, “Everyone is looking for you.”  Jesus tells them that they must go on to other places to preach. It becomes paramount to ask, “Where will people find Jesus today?” “Who will be Jesus for them?” Who will go to “other places”? That is up to us. Are we up to the challenge to preach with our actions about the deep issues of our times: abortion, care for the elderly, social justice, among the many. Jesus chose a group of men in his time. Jesus chooses us now. How will we respond individually, as a Church, as a community? –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                                February 7, 2021

8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri + –  Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
12:00     Steve & Lena Cuneo + – Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + 

Monday                                               February 8, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Felice & Grazia Spingola & Francisco & Maria Spingola +

Tuesday                                               February 9, 2021
7:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & John Ferralis + –
Pierce & Stephen O’Loughlin +

Wednesday                                       February 10, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Ilide Piazza + – Hazel Jackson +

Thursday                                             February 11, 2021
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB  + & Fr. Paul Maniscalco, SDB +

Friday                                                   February 12, 2021
7:00        Tony & Cesarina Scopel +
9:00        Felice & Carmella Fazio & Pina Fazio + –
Francis P. Havey + & Gerald T. Havey  +

Saturday                                             February 13, 2021
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Rest in Peace
Guido ‘Gig’ Ghiglieri

 

Antoinette Canepa

 

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Thank You! We are deeply touched and grateful for the prayers and support so many of you have sent for those of us (clergy and staff) who tested positive for Covid. What an example of God turning all things to good! Please keep praying for quick recovery! The Church and office are scheduled to re-open on March 1.

Guido ‘Gig’ Ghiglieri: We lost a true hero of Saints Peter and Paul Church last week, Guido ‘Gig’ Ghiglieri. (Nobody ever called him Guido!) Gig had suffered an aneurysm on Friday, and passed away Tuesday night. He was 96. Gig and his beloved wife Jeanne, who got married here in 1953, still lived right up the hill on Genoa Place in the house where he had lived all his life.

Everybody in the parish knew Gig—there is hardly an activity that he was not involved in. He served as secretary of the Holy Name Society, as a Lector, as a Eucharistic Minister, as an usher, as a Salesian Cooperator, and as a Parish Council member, where his wisdom derived from lifelong experience proved invaluable.

Gig was also an annual volunteer at the Columbus Day Bazaar and made sandwiches for the poor twice weekly. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific theater, on the hospital ships that took care of our wounded troops.  He also served as Commander of the American Legion Post #599. But all these things, important though they are, only scratch the surface of Gig’s personality: his kindness, concern for his family, friends, and church, and his sense of joyful responsibility. Gig always worked hard and had fun doing it. We will miss him terribly. Our hearts and prayers go out to Jeanne, and to all members of the family.

Antoinette Canepa: We lost a second longtime parishioner last week as well, Antoinette Canepa. She was 99. And of course Gig and Antoinette knew one another! Antoinette for many years led our Madonna Addolorata Society–the society honoring the patroness of Sicily, and she hosted our annual St. Joseph’s Table, another great Sicilian tradition. Antoinette was a very devoted and elegant lady, and she will be sorely missed. Our condolences go to Toni and Charlie and all the members of her immediate and (very large!) extended family!

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Annual Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking: February 8, the Feastday of St. Josephine Bakhita, herself a victim of trafficking, is the Day of Prayer and Awareness against this horrific evil. You can learn more and register for this online event here.

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.

God’s Call to Men! Fr. Cameron Faller, Vocations Director for the Archdiocese, will be hosting a virtual discernment event along with 2 of his brothers on Thursday, February 11th. The title of the event is “Father or Father? Husband or Priest? The Brothers Faller Talk About Discerning God’s Call for You!”

Please share this event with your friends and any man who may be discerning God’s call! You can register for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/husband-or-priest-the-brothers-faller-on-discerning-gods-call-to-you-tickets-137368168891. This event is open to all, even if you’re not eligible for the priesthood.

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

Chinese New Year’s & Valentine’s Day Party:三藩市聖伯多祿聖保祿堂華人宗徒 新春及情人節網上聯歡會

On February 14, the Chinese Apostolate will host an online Valentine’s Day and Celebration of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ox! Go here to register in advance: https://bit.ly/35rahOr  and you will get a confirmation email.

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs from February 17 to March 28 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1650 Valencia Street from Mondays through Saturdays and the upcoming Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street on Sundays. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website at  www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

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

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-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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                07           Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               08           Jerome Emiliani, Joseph Bakhita; Virgin
Tuesday               09           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         10           Scholastica; Virgin
Thursday             11           Our Lady of Lourdes
Friday                  12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              13           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 14           Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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