Genesis 2:7-9, 3:17; Romans 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19; Matthew 4:1-11. In the first reading, the woman and her husband eat fruit from the tree of life, and realize they are naked. In the Letter to the Romans, Paul reassures us that God’s grace surpasses any of our sins. In the Gospel, the devil tempts Jesus while he is in the desert, but Jesus says to him, Get away, Satan! And the devil leaves him.

 

Domenica 1A di Quaresima

Gli idoli di sempre: l’avere, il potere, il valere quando impongono la loro logica generano solo chiusura, delusione, buoto, conflitti. Nel nostro ambiente e nella nostra vita, siamo testimoni degli effetti prodotti dalla sete di denaro, dall’ambizione e dal potere: ingiustizia, menzogna, odio, violenza, incomprensione tra coniugi o tra genitori e figli. Scegliere Dio è certamente scomodo, ma la vittoria di Cristo pervade di ottimismo chi ha aderito a Lui.

 

封齋期第一主日

封齋期開始了,我們可能想到怎樣以祈禱、克己、哀矜,去善度今年的封齋期了,但到底為什麼有封齋期,我以為,首先,我們會想到在這段時日,望教的兄弟姊妹正在以祈禱、守齋、哀矜去準備在復活節時領洗。我們以團結的精神,和他們一起準備、歡迎他們進入教會。其次,我們藉着這段時日,更新、重整我們的心靈,好使能更接近天主,更愛祂、更多得到天主的恩寵。

今天的的福音是我們熟悉的,耶穌在曠野祈禱、守齋。祂為我們祈禱,為給我們表樣,為準備祂的傳教工作。耶穌三次受到魔鬼試探,但祂都以聖經的教訓拒絕了魔鬼的引誘。我們一生之中,不知多少次遇到誘惑,使我們迷失走向天堂之路的方向。若我們經常以祈禱、守齋、哀矜去鍛鍊自己,並藉聖經的教訓去警惕自己,求耶穌和聖母幫助,我們就能超越一切誘惑困難。

 

From Fr. Gael: In the old wild west, they used to say, “Beware of the snake oil salesman.” He was known to be a charlatan. In today’s first reading and in the Gospel, it’s not the salesman who shows up, but rather the snake himself. In the first reading, he sells his goods to Eve and then successively to Adam and they buy it hook, line and sinker. That got them kicked out of Paradise and of a privileged relationship with the Creator. In the Gospel, Mr. Snake, the Devil, plies his goods with Jesus but has no success. He is not able to sabotage Jesus’ relationship with his Father. The devil goes away frustrated in his design. The devil has not, however, given up. We would be foolish to think so. As scripture says, he goes around like a lion seeking someone to devour. He doesn’t trumpet himself as Devil but rather as subtle seduction according to the Achilles heel of each individual. He knows us better than we know ourselves. The challenge is to recognize our own weakness and name it, thereby taking away the devil’s power over it. We then become powerful in humble recognition of our need to rely on the victorious power of Jesus Christ. We, then, like Jesus Christ can be victorious. Read and weep, O Devil, Satan, Beelzebub, Demon, Lucifer. We know who you are. More importantly, we know who Jesus Christ is!!! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Maveric Kai Man Del Prado Meneses – James Alexander Burkhardt

Weddings
Robert Bascherini and Tenae Roth

Rest-in-Peace
Xiu Shan Chen – Delina Lau
John Zuffo – Marinella Bastoni

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 March 1, 2020

7:30        Ernesto Piazza +
8:45        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
10:15       Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45       Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
1:00        Anniversary of the Death of Zachary Martin +
5:00        Mildred Descala +

 Monday                               March 2, 2020

7:00        Sal Balistreri +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Tuesday                               March 3, 2020

7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Amelia DeNicolai +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci +

Wednesday                        March 4, 2020

7:00        John Scampini +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday                            March 5, 2020

7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Norma Frizza +

Friday                                 March 6, 2020

7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Salvatore Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
6:30        Intentions the Cattoi Family

Saturday                             March 7, 2020

7:30        Chiara & Giuseppe Calcagno +
9:00        Thomas Mazzucco +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +

 

Particular Items

Daily Rosary: We are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Wednesday Night Confessions: Starting Wednesday, March 4, and all the following Wednesdays of Lent we will have confessions in the Church from 7-8PM.

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Suppers. Every Friday throughout Lent, there will be special Friday Mass in the Church at 6:30 PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory.

40 Days for Life” is a peaceful prayer vigil that takes place from Ash Wednesday (February 26) through Palm Sunday (April 5) at Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. 40 Days for Life prayer vigils are held in 950 cities in 64 countries. (Our former Archbishop George Niederauer called abortion businesses “the Golgotha of our time”). To learn more or schedule a vigil time, go to: http://www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco/

Lenten Penance Service: On Monday, March 30, at 7:00PM, we will have our Lenten Penance Service with individual confession. All parishioners are uged to attend.

Eucharistic Adoration: We have Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 7-8PM. Also on Wednesdays we have Scripture Study at 6:30PM, in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Sons & Daughters of Italy Polenta Dinner On Saturday, March 7, the Cornelia Vita Nuova invites you to their annual “Fun”draiser at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The fun begins with no-host cocktails at 6:00PM; dinner at 7:00: Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausage, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price is $43 per person. No payments accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Saturday, February 29. Please call Maria at 415-370-3956 or Linda at 415-235-5974 for information and reservations.

St. Joseph Table’s: On Wednesday, March 18, at 6PM, our Madonna Addolorata di S’Elia will present a traditional St. Joseph’s Table in the cafeteria. Tickets are $35 ($10 children; n/c if under 10) and includes open bar, salad, pasta, vegetables, filet of petrale and Sicilian cookies for dessert. Pick up a reservation form in the church or office.

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

Congratulations, Fr. Gustavo! On Monday, March 2, our good Fr. Gustavo Ramirez, SDB will celebrate the first anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood (below) ! Please pray for Fr. Gustavo as he continues to serve the people of God. Thank you Fr. Gustavo, ad moltos annos!

 

Speaking of Anniversaries, Mark Your Calendars! On March 30, our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri will celebrate his 100th Birthday! We will honor this great priest at the 5PM Mass on Saturday, March 28. A 100th Birthday Dinner will follow in the auditorium! Tickets are “$100 for 100 years” for those who can afford it—or for parishioners who might not be able to do that, $75. There are a limited number of tickets—please call 415-421-0809 to reserve yours! No tickets will be sold at the door. 

Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Want to make Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday extra special? Contribute to the New Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul Scholarship endowment! The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee.—but with SF’s insane cost of living many families need help! Feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219 for more info.

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.

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 01           First Sunday of Lent
Monday               02           Lenten Weekday
Tuesday               03           Lenten Weekday, Katherine Drexel; Virgin
Wednesday         04           Lenten Weekday, Casimir
Thursday             05           Lenten Weekday
Friday                  06           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              07           Lenten Weekday, Perpetua & Felicity; Martyrs
Sunday                 08           Second Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week          $3,931.
Second Collection (Parish School):            $2,139.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                            $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48. In Leviticus, the Lord declares his statutes to Moses for the Israelites, calling them to holiness and love. In our second reading, Paul instructs the Corinthians, calling them to holiness as temples of the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel from Matthew, Jesus preaches a new standard of love and justice, calling his followers to love their enemies.

 

Domenica 7A Del Temp Del Ordinario

Nemici non sono solo chi ci odia e ci fa del male; ma anche quanti hanno il torto di pensarla diversamente da noi. Spetta alla carità creare per loro occasioni d’incontro, reinventare l’ospitalità, sfidare l’indifferenza. L’amicizia non solo va data, ma va ricevuta con altrettanto impegno. Non basta amare, bisogna lasciarsi amare se non si vuol rinunziare alla risposta che Dio ci offre nel prossimo.

 

鬱鬱不樂 常年期第七主日

今天的福音可說是山中聖訓的延續。上主日耶穌教我們遵守十誡的態度,不是消極地不做天主不允許的就算,而是要積極地做天主喜歡的、正義的對人有益的事。

今天耶穌對我們更深更高的要求,是「山中聖訓」的高峰。祂說:「你們要愛你的仇人,為迫害你的人祈禱。」祂要求我們不單寬恕仇人,並且希望他有好處,因此要為他祈禱。祂又說了幾個例子,例如:「人家打你右臉,你要連左臉也轉過去給他。」這是困難的事!也不是嚴格的誡命,意思是我們寧願吃虧,甚至受迫害,也不願加害於人,愛!是基督徒的金料玉律,耶穌也親自教了我們怎樣做了, 祂為我們死在十字架,是愛最高的境界。

耶穌說我們應該如同天上的大父一樣成全,當然我們永遠不能達到像天父的成全,但如果我們一心盡力趨向這理想。藉着聖母的幫助,定能日進於德。

 

From Fr. Gael: Today’s readings are tough. They call us to a standard of holiness. That in itself is not so bad. It’s just that the standard to which we are called is that of God. “Oh my God!” There’s the “rub.” Called to God’s holiness! The first reading from Leviticus has God telling Moses: “Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy” (v. 2). Our vocation is to imitate God. The passage ends with a synopsis of what that implies “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (v. 18). Well at least that’s a clue of how we are to do it. In the Gospel, Jesus raises the bar by asking more than the minimum from us, with several very real examples. We’re not getting away with anything here. But the task is not impossible. St. John Bosco gave St. Dominic Savio the answer when, in mentoring the adolescent in the way of holiness, he said to Dominic: “here holiness consists in living your ordinary life extraordinarily well.” That really does simply the challenge. Our ordinary life is the fabric of our personal holiness in imitation of God. And that brings us to the conclusion of today’s Gospel: “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Daniel Emilio Vinci

Weddings
Michael Lemole and Denise Stephan

Rest-in-Peace
Robert C. Greening – Sal Balistreri

 

Mass Intentions for the Week

Sunday                                February 23, 2020
7:30        Mario Amato +
8:45        Maria Guidi & Albertina Sultana +
10:15       Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB +
11:45       Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Mrs. Flores +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                                February 24, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Amelia DeNicolai +
9:00        Gary Shelton +

Tuesday                                February 25, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving from Antonio & Liliana Sia Lu
9:00        Elena, Angelo, & Delia Serafini +

Wednesday                         February 26, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving from Carlos & Frances Tia
9:00        Carmela & Margaret Passanisi +
6:00        Intention of Maria Corradetti

Thursday                              February 27, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB +

Friday                                     February 28, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Thanksgiving for the Pastoral and Petrine Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI

Saturday                               February 29, 2020
7:30        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
9:00        Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a special collection for our parish school. Please be generous.

Daily Rosary: We are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Ash Wednesday: This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. We will have Masses at 7:00 & 9:00AM and 6PM. There will also be a Liturgy of the Word, with distribution of Ashes, at 12:15PM. We will NOT have Eucharistic Adoration on Ash Wednesday.

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Wednesday Night Confessions: Starting Wednesday, March 4, and all the following Wednesdays of Lent we will have confessions in the Church from 7-8PM.

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Suppers. Every Friday throughout Lent, there will be special Friday Mass in the Church at 6:30 PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory.

40 Days for Life” is a peaceful prayer vigil that takes place from Ash Wednesday (February 26) through Palm Sunday (March 5) at Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. 40 Days for Life prayer vigils are held in 950 cities in 64 countries. (Our former Archbishop George Niederauer called abortion businesses “the Golgotha of our time”). To learn more or schedule a vigil time, go to: http://www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco/

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To learn more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

Saints Peter and Paul School PTO Spring Event and Auction: “Like, Totally 80’s” will be held on Saturday, February 29, from 6:30 -11:00 PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Enjoy an evening of blackjack, cocktails, live auction, and dancing. This event is not a sit down dinner—it will be gourmet appetizers and desserts. There will be a no hostas bar. Music provided by DJ Dennis Gallegos. You can sponsor, donate, or buy a ticket.

Tickets are $100 per guest and can be purchased online here.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary Kate Del Campo at (415) 425-1692 / marykatewinters@hotmail.com. If you are interested in event sponsorship or making a donation, please contact Laura Corleto (415) 652- 9438 / laurajoh@hotmail.com or Lisa Rivera (415) 756-8422 / lisaguminarivera@gmail.com. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”

Please pick up a flyer from the tables. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”

Sons & Daughters of Italy Polenta Dinner: On Saturday, March 7, the Cornelia Vita Nuova invites you to their annual “Fun”draiser at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The fun begins with no-host cocktails at 6:00PM; dinner at 7:00: Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausage, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price is $43 per person. No payments accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Saturday, February 29. Please call Maria at 415-370-3956 or Linda at 415-235-5974 for information and reservations.

Mark Your Calendars! On March 30, our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri will celebrate his 100th Birthday! We will honor this great priest at the 5PM Mass on Saturday, March 28. A 100th Birthday Dinner will follow in the auditorium! Tickets are “$100 for 100 years” for those who can afford it—or for parishioners who might not be able to do that, $75. There are a limited number of tickets—please call 415-421-0809 to reserve yours! No tickets will be sold at the door.

Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Want to make Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday extra special? Contribute to the New Fr. Armand Oliveri Saints Peter and Paul Scholarship endowment! The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee.—but with SF’s insane cost of living many families need help! Feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219 for more info.

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.

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                  23           Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mon-Tues             24-25     Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Wednesday           26           Ash Wednesday
Thursday               27           Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Friday                    28           Friday after Ash Wednesday
Saturday               29           Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Sunday                  01           First Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of December             $5,023.
Weekly Parish Expenses:                                 $20,715.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

 

Sirach 15:15-20; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 or 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37. In the first reading, Sirach tells the people they can choose to follow the commandments, or not. But keeping the commandments will save them. In Saint Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, he writes of the greatness prepared for those who love God. In the Gospel from Matthew, Jesus teaches about the law. He says that he has come to fulfill the law, and that those who keep it will be called the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Domenica 6A Del Tempo Ordinario

L’amore dell’uomo e della donna non è desiderio e ricerca egoistica della propria soddisfazione. L’amore è volere il bene dell’amato. L’attrazione fisica senza amore è segno di un’aleinazione e immaturità profonda, è le negazione della libertà e della dignità della persona. La famiglia deve vivere queste caratteristiche di amore, che la segnano profondamente e ne cementano l’unita.

 

常年期第六主日

 

在舊約時代,梅瑟從西乃山接受了天主的誡命。熱愛並恪守法律是所有以色列人人目中認為是正義和聖德。但人們把它太物質化,從而失去了它真正的價值。因此耶穌說:「不要以為我來是要廢除法律,我來不是要廢除,而是完成。」祂又說:「……你們聽〔梅瑟〕說過……我卻對你們說……」 這樣的話一共重覆了六次。耶穌給法律作最基本的修正,譬如「你們聽說過,不要殺人」,但這還不夠,必需需要對人有善意和關切,不輕視,不說無禮的話,以善心去看一個人,看他的優點。耶穌要的不單是行動上遵守法律,更要在思想和和行為上善待人。

由此可見,「山中聖訓」是關乎人與人、人與天主的關係。要求我們更高層次地發展它,行為要與內心配合,並且言行致,心手合一。

 

From Fr. Gael: Responsibility is a very responsible thing to deal with responsibly. That might seem like circular logic but there is more to it than meets the eye. Starting with the first reading from Sirach, and ending with the Gospel of Matthew, today’s readings are a call to personal responsibility for our lives. It is not a matter of why does God allow this to happen (a perennial question), but rather with the freedom that God gives each of us, why do we choose to do what we do. St. Paul in one moment of his writing expresses it so very well. “I know God’s law and yet I choose to other.” Paul does not blame God, he accepts his own responsibility in what he chooses to do. Jesus in the Gospel tells his disciples that he has not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. Let me paraphrase that: I have not come to make it easier for you but rather I have come to ask you to choose God. Jesus doesn’t call us to the minimum, the easiest way out, but rather to the maximum, the fulfillment of the law. And to make that even clearer, lest there be any doubt, Jesus concludes: “Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one.” And to be even most clear another paraphrase: “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” That is personal responsibility before God and humanity. -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms

Luna-Bella Amor
Ava Giovanna Aicardi – Adeline Elizabeth Aicardi

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                  February 16, 2020

7:30      James & Irene Silva, Sr. +
8:45      Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Shiu Wong Ng +
11:45     GB De Martini +
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul +
5:00        Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +

Monday                February 17, 2020

7:00        Figli di Paola Rossi +
9:00        Angelo Devincenzi +

Tuesday                February 18, 2020

7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Umberto Bordanaro +

Wednesday          February 19, 2020

7:00        Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John, & Francesca Mazzaferri +
9:00        Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB +

Thursday              February 20, 2020

7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Frank (Buscotti) Reginato +

Friday                   February 21, 2020

7:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Felice, Carmella, & Pina Fazio +

Saturday               February 22, 2020

7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
5:00        Alda Maggiora +

 

Particular Items

Daily Rosary! We have begun to pray the rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass Monday through Friday at Our Lady’s altar. Join us in honoring and asking the intercession of Our Blessed Mother!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week there will be a second collection for our parish school.

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at 10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To learn more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

Saints Peter and Paul School PTO Spring Event and Auction: “Like, Totally 80’s” will be held on Saturday, February 29, from 6:30 -11:00 PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Enjoy an evening of blackjack, cocktails, live auction, and dancing. This event is not a sit down dinner—it will be gourmet appetizers and desserts. There will be a no host bar. Music provided by DJ Dennis Gallegos. You can sponsor, donate, or buy a ticket.  Tickets are $100 per guest and can be purchased online here.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary Kate Del Campo at (415) 425-1692 / marykatewinters@hotmail.com. If you are interested in event sponsorship or making a donation, please contact Laura Corleto (415) 652- 9438 / laurajoh@hotmail.com or Lisa Rivera (415) 756-8422 / lisaguminarivera@gmail.com. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”

Sons & Daughters of Italy Polenta Dinner: On Saturday, March 7, the Cornelia Vita Nuova invites you to their annual “Fun”draiser at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The fun begins with no-host cocktails at 6:00PM; dinner at 7:00: Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausage, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price is $43 per person. No payments accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Saturday, February 29. Please call Maria at 415-370-3956 or Linda at 415-235-5974 for information and reservations.

Mark Your Calendars! On March 30, our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri will celebrate his 100th Birthday! Can you believe it? We will honor this great priest at the 5:00PM mass on Saturday, March 28, followed by a parish celebratory dinner in the auditorium. There are a limited number of tickets—please call 415-421-0809 to reserve yours!

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.

Choose Life: “By our very attitude to one another we help to shape one another’s world. By our attitude to the other person we help to determine the scope and hue of his or her world; we make it large or small, bright or drab, rich or dull, threatening, or secure. We help to shape his or her world not by theories and views but by our very attitude toward him or her. Here lies the unarticulated and one might say anonymous demand that we take care of the life which trust has placed in our hands.” Knud Ejler Løgstrup, The Ethical Demand, 1956. University of Notre Dame Press.

More Choose Life! 40 Days for Life” is a peaceful prayer vigil that takes place from Ash Wednesday (February 26)through Palm Sunday (March 5) by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. 40 Days for Life prayer vigils are held in 950 cities in 64 countries. (Our former Archbishop George Niederauer called abortion businesses “the Golgotha of our time”). To learn more or schedule a vigil time, go to: http://www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco/

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Our 2020 Archdiocesan Appeal has begun. This year’s assessment is $89,853. The assessment supports so many good works around the Archdiocese, many of which help us directly here at Saints Peter and Paul. Last year, 118 families or individuals contributed. Because this is a shared obligation, Fr. Gael would like EVERY family in the parish to contribute in whatever amount is possible, no matter how small. And those who can are invited to join the 1% club—$898, 1% of our assessment.

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

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

 

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 16           Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday                17           The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
Tuesday               18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday          19           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday              20           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                   21           Pater Damian; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday               22           The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle
Sunday                  23           Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of December             $4,739.
Weekly Parish Expenses:   $20,715.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Isaiah 58:7-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16. In the first reading from Isaiah, the Lord says to care for others, and then your light shall break forth like the dawn. Saint Paul writes to the Corinthians of Christ crucified. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples they are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

 

Domenica 5A Del Tempo Ordinario

La cristianità d’oggi rischia di nascondere la luce di Cristo. La non-coscienza della soliderietà, il didinteresse per una’espressione comunitaria della nostra fede, la politica del lavarsi le mani, l’intervento ingenuo in difesa dell’ordine costituito impediscono alle comunità ecclesiali di fare luce. È necessaria una riflessione perchè le strutture non diventino schermo o controtestimonianza della nostra Chiesa.

常年期第五主日作天主的見證並不是件容易的事,但這正是所有基督的跟隨者應有的責任。我們看到古往今來不人少為天主作證的英勇行為,有的甚至為信仰而犧牲生命。到底我們怎樣為天主作證呢?在山中聖訓中耶穌對門徒、也是對我們說:「你們是地上的鹽。」一道菜若沒有放鹽,我們立刻就發覺了它失去了應有的美味,世界也是,若沒有基督所展示的生命的價值,也失去了它的美好,需要我們把它應有的美好展現出來。

耶穌又說:「你們是世界的光。」今日的世界,人人可見,充滿着黑暗、邪惡和不義,每一角落都在祈求真光到來。有些情況往往需要我們大膽地把基督的教導展示在人面前。但不要忘記,為基督作證有時不需要言語、不必等待時機,而是每時每刻。因為耶穌說:「讓人們看見你們的善行,而讚頌你們的在天之父。」默想今天的讀經一和讀經二,你將會得到作見證的靈感。

星期六(二月十一日)是紀念1858年聖母在露德顯現。聖母要我們祈禱、悔攺、克己聽從耶穌的教訓。

From Fr. Gael: Faith is not static. It is “dynamic.” Today’s scripture witnesses to that truth. Sometimes people find difficulty with what they call “social religion.” They prefer private altars that have no connection with those around them. In the first reading, in which Isaiah speaks to the post exile Israelites and the Responsorial Psalm as well, we are given a job description of what God expects. Both readings are very specific. They are not static. They are dynamic. They do not speak of private altars, but rather of concern for others. It is not “social religion.” It is what God expects. And if that isn’t enough, Jesus Gospel. We are to be “salt” and “light.” Salt is a catalyst, and light is fast and penetrating. Both are dynamic. It looks like this Sunday’s scripture does not let us get off lightly but rather calls us to delightfully flavorful and act with the speed of light. That should keep us busy in the following of the Word of God. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Cillian Butler – Ava Giovanna Aicardi

 

Rest-in-Peace
Mike Dunne – Michael Nnadi – Fr. Vincent Musaby’Imana

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  February 9, 2020
7:30 Louis & John Ferralis +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45 Ronald Ricossa +
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  February 10, 2020
7:00 Ilide Piazza +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto +

Tuesday   February 11, 2020
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Inez & Guido Nicco +

Wednesday February 12, 2020
7:00 Healing Joseph Burbank
9:00 Tony & Cesarina Scopel + –  Anniversary of the Death of Debbie Tino + (Conc.)

Thursday   February 13, 2020
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III  +

 Friday  February 14, 2020
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza +

 Saturday  February 15, 2020
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Teresa Radjenovich +
5:00 Pietro, Adele (Birthday), & Elena Domenici +

Particular Items

Welcome, Mark Diamond! You will have seen a new face around the Church the past two weeks. He is Mark Diamond, who will be working with Joe Latade as our new sacristan. Mark will be filling the capable shoes of retired sacristan David Burbank, and will be filling other roles around the parish as well! We will be having a reception for David,

Confirmations: Today we welcome Fr. Stephen Howell, who will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on these Saints Peter and Paul young people during the 1:00 PM Mass: : Wesley J. John Back, Mirella N. Giovanna Brattesani, Elleri A. Lucia Colon, Giani D. Juan Diego Conte, Shane John Esters, Theo Andrew Kim Woeber Gardner, Cooper Anthony Gumina, Lachlan Peter Hovany, Avery John Bosco Ko, Tyler C. Joseph Low-Thorpe, Braydon Basil Mak, Sophia I. Aurea Mallari, Mia F. Maria Mogannam, Abraham M. Augustine Mateo, Giovanni M. Richard Mercurio, Griffin E. Isaiah Merritt, Ramzy Rita Mudawar, Nicolas Paolo John the Baptist Muzzatti, Barclay F. Barclay Ovalle, Oskar M. Oskar Ovalle, Nina I. Victoria Rivera, Isabel Helena Salinas, Iliana P. Catherine San Gabriel, Giuseppe Christopher Scala, Charlotte Madeline Schuth, and Carina I. Theresa White. We pray that our young people may always be open to the never-failing guidance of the Holy Spirit!

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators will meet Monday, February 10 at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Our Lady of Lourdes: February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes,. We will have a recitation of the Rosary after 7:00 am Holy Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend as we ask the intercession of our Blessed Mother! Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

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

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at 10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To learn more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

NEW! Catholic Healthcare in San Francisco? You bet! In November 2020 the Bella Health and Wellness Clinic will open right in the Chancery of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, delivering healthcare to all without compromising Catholic principles. You can learn more here and if you would like to be a supporter of this amazing project, go here.

Saints Peter and Paul School PTO Spring Event and Auction: “Like, Totally 80’s”  will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 6:30 -11:00 PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club located at 1630 Stockton Street in North Beach, San Francisco. Your support is needed in the following ways: 1) Donate an item for our auction. (i.e. gift certificate to a store or a local restaurant, tickets to sports or entertainment events, wine and spirits, or an item of your choice). 2) Be an event sponsor. There are four levels of monetary sponsorship. Sponsors will receive advertisement on our event website and printed media as well as event bonuses. 3) Buy a ticket and join us at our event! Enjoy an evening of blackjack, cocktails, live auction, and dancing. This event is not a sit down dinner. Instead, we will be serving heavy gourmet appetizers and desserts. There will be a no host bar. Music provided by DJ Dennis Gallegos.

Tickets are $100 per guest and can be purchased online here.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary Kate Del Campo at (415) 425-1692 / marykatewinters@hotmail.com. If you are interested in event sponsorship or making a donation, please contact Laura Corleto (415) 652- 9438 / laurajoh@hotmail.com or Lisa Rivera (415) 756-8422 / lisaguminarivera@gmail.com. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”

Sons & Daughters of Italy Polenta Dinner: On Saturday, March 7, the Cornelia Vita Nuova invites you to join them at their annual “Fun”draiser at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco. The fun begins with no-host cocktails at 6:00PM; dinner at 7:00. The menu consists of Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausage, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price for this fundraiser is $43 per person. No payments will be accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Saturday, February 29. Please call Maria at 415-370-3956 or Linda at 415-235-5974 for information and reservations.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

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.

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

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 09 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 10 Scholastica; Virgin
Tuesday 11 Our Lady of Lourdes
Wednesday 12 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 13 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 14 Cyril; Monk, & Methodius, Bishop
Saturday 15 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 16 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,495.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
 

Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32. In the first reading, the prophet Malachi describes the one who will prepare a way before the Lord when he comes to purify his people. The author of Hebrews describes how Jesus came to share in flesh and blood like God’s children so as to expiate the sins of the people. In the Gospel, Jesus is taken by Mary and Joseph to be presented in the Temple; he is recognized by Simeon and Anna as the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.

 

Nel Tempio Di Gerusalemme Gesù Incontra il Suo Popolo

Dalla mangiatoia di Betlemme al tempio di Gerusalemme…A quaranta giorni dalla nascita. Maria e Giuseppe presentano il Bambino al tempio per riscattarlo, secondo la Legge. Festa della luce, oggi è soprattuto festa del primo incontro di Gesù con il suo popolo a Gerusalemme.

Il profeta (I Lettura) intravede questo giorno: “Entrerà nel suo tempio il Signore che voi cercate.” Simeone, mosso dallo Spirito Santo (Vangelo), riconosce nel Bambino il Messia. Lo prende tra le braccia e, colmo di pace e serenità, intona il suo canto di congedo da questo mondo. Ha visto la salvezza per tutti i popoli: luce delle genti e gloria d’Israele. E, dopo aver benedetto i genitori, consegna alla Madre una duplice, misteriosa profezia: questo Bambino sarà “segno di contraddizione,” cioè caduta per chi lo rifiuta e risurrezione per chi lo accetta, e “anche a te una spada trafiggerà l’anima!”…Puoi immaginare il cuore di quella giovane mamma di fronte a questo primo lampo di croce? Gesù (Il Lettura) è venuto per farsi solidale con te. Ha sofferto personalmente per liberarti dal potere del diavolo e dalla schiavitù della morte. Sai che può essere tuo aiuto nelle prove della vita.

 

瑪拉基亞先知,描述了那預備道路的使者,為天主將來到臨煉淨人民。致希伯來人書,講述耶穌取了天主子民同樣的血肉,以補贖罪惡。福音中,瑪利亞和約瑟,在聖殿獻耶穌給上主時,西默盎和亞納先知,明認孩子是耶路撒冷期待著的救贖者。

 

From. Fr. Gael: Last week in our scriptures the image of light was prevalent. This week in the Gospel, in the temple Simeon, the prophet, identifies Jesus as that light. Last week was an image. This week the scripture through the voice of Simeon is specific: “….for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” For Simeon, who in a revelation had been promised that he would see the Messiah, seeing Jesus, that is, seeing the light, fulfilled that prophecy and the purpose of his life was fulfilled. So, he utters his famous canticle :Now Lord, you can dismiss your servant in peace because I have seen salvation. Simeon’s statement is faithfilled dramatic. I don’t think we want to make that kind of statement. However, we could make a statement to live our lives fully in faith because we see Christ in our lives and we, thus, become an extension of that light in the sight of all peole for the glory of the people of God. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Aidan Peter DiLoreto – Mia Evelina LaRocca

Confirmandi
Wesley J. John Back, Mirella N. Giovanna Brattesani, Elleri A. Lucia Colon, Giani D. Juan Diego Conte, Shane John Esters, Theo Andrew Kim Woeber Gardner, Cooper Anthony Gumina, Lachlan Peter Hovany, Avery John Bosco Ko, Tyler C. Joseph Low-Thorpe, Braydon Basil Mak, Sophia I. Aurea Mallari, Mia F. Maria Mogannam, Abraham M. Augustine Mateo, Giovanni M. Richard Mercurio, Griffin E. Isaiah Merritt, Ramzy Rita Mudawar, Nicolas Paolo John the Baptist Muzzatti, Barclay F. Barclay Ovalle, Oskar M. Oskar Ovalle, Nina I. Victoria Rivera, Isabel Helena Salinas, Iliana P. Catherine San Gabriel, Giuseppe Christopher Scala, Charlotte Madeline Schuth, and Carina I. Theresa White.

Rest-in-Peace
Gloria Lavezzo – Alda Maggiora – Mike Dunne

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday February 2, 2020
7:30 Thanksgiving from Deanna Te
8:45 Anniversary of the Death of Americo Sbragia +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 The Pierini & Spes Families +
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, and Frances Cresci +
5:00 Inez Leon +

Monday February 3, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Healing Joseph Burbank (Conc.)

Tuesday February 4, 2020
7:00 Frank Curreri +
9:00 Antonio Corona +

Wednesday February 5, 2020
7:00 Birthday of Joseph Timko
9:00 Joseph & Vincent Passanisi +

Thursday February 6, 2020
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Friday February 7, 2020
7:00 Angelo Devincenzi +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Saturday February 8, 2020
7:30 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Felice, Grazia, Francisco, & Maria Spingola +
5:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

Particular Items

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Walk for Life West Coast: Thanks to all who made last Saturday’s Walk for Life West Coast such a smashing success–especially our parish which hosted 200 students from Thomas Aquinas College. Tens of thousands of pro-lifers filled Civic Center and Market Street. Many great blessings flowed, none more so than a packed Cathedral:

 

And this amazing video, which has a must-see story, has already been shared over 20,000 times:

 

Many more pictures and videos may be found here.

Celebration for God’s Special People: On Saturday, February 8, at 11:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate Mass for special needs adults and children. Catholic adults and children with disabilities, and their families and friends, are invited to participate in a mass designed for them. Every parish has members with disabilities – this is a day for all to join in the celebration of Mass as a community supporting inclusivity of our special needs family.

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals! On February 8, St. Patrick Seminary will host this year’s Converging Roads Conference: Catholic Medicine in a Secular Society. Converging Roads is a regional conference series offering continuing education for health care professionals that equips them to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession. An attendee at the 2018 conference said: “It was profound to be in a setting with others who share Catholic values and teaching. Professional work can be isolating in the secular setting. The presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable. Thank you! God bless!” Pick up a flyer from the tables or go here to learn more: forlifeandfamily.org/events/cr20-SFCA/

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators will meet Monday, February 10 at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Our Lady of Lourdes: February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes,. We will have a recitation of the Rosary after 7:00 am Holy Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend as we ask the intercession of our Blessed Mother!

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at 10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To learn more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

Saints Peter and Paul School PTO Spring Event and Auction: “Like, Totally 80’s”  will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 6:30 -11:00 PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club located at 1630 Stockton Street in North Beach, San Francisco. Your support is needed in the following ways: 1) Donate an item for our auction. (i.e. gift certificate to a store or a local restaurant, tickets to sports or entertainment events, wine and spirits, or an item of your choice). 2) Be an event sponsor. There are four levels of monetary sponsorship. Sponsors will receive advertisement on our event website and printed media as well as event bonuses. 3) Buy a ticket and join us at our event! Enjoy an evening of blackjack, cocktails, live auction, and dancing. This event is not a sit down dinner. Instead, we will be serving heavy gourmet appetizers and desserts. There will be a no host bar. Music provided by DJ Dennis Gallegos.

Tickets are $100 per guest and can be purchased online here.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary Kate Del Campo at (415) 425-1692 / marykatewinters@hotmail.com. If you are interested in event sponsorship or making a donation, please contact Laura Corleto (415) 652- 9438 / laurajoh@hotmail.com or Lisa Rivera (415) 756-8422 / lisaguminarivera@gmail.com. Your generosity and participation will help SSPP School to continue to provide a vibrant curriculum for its students.”

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 02 The Presentation of the Lord
Monday 03 Blaise; Bishop. Martyr, Ansgar; Bishop
Tuesday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 05 Agatha; Virgin, Martyr
Thursday 06 Paul Miki & Companions; Martyrs
Friday 07 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 08 Jerome Emiliani; Saint,Josephine Bakhita; Virgin
Sunday 09 Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of December $5,007.
Second Collection (Church in Latin America): $1,829.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-16, 23-24, 30-31-31; Psalm 33; Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 18:1-6, 10. God will look after his sheep, since bad rulers have led the sheep astray. God will send a new David to lead them who is none other than the Good Shepherd, Jesus. The psalmist tells us: “Blessed are they who put their trust in the Lord.” Paul exhorts all those baptized in Christ to unity, joy, and peace. God’s peace surpasses all understanding and is beyond the power of the human mind. The Gospel tells us that to be a true disciple of Jesus one must be humble and not fear dependence on God the Father.

 

Festa di San Giovanni Bosco
 
O padre e maestro della gioventù, San Giovanni Bosco, che tanto lavorasti per la salvezza delle anime, sii nostra guida nel cercare il bene delle anime nostre e la salvezza del prossimo; aiutaci a vincere le passioni e il rispetto umano; insegnaci ad amare Gesù Sacramentato, Maria Ausiliatrice e il Papa; e implora da Dio per noi una buona morte, affinchè possiamo reggiumgerti in Paradiso. Così sia.

 

今天是聖鮑斯高瞻禮。聖鮑斯高是十九世紀的偉人,他生於1815年8月16日意大利一個小小的鄉村,兩歲時父親逝世由母親撫養長大。母親教他愛天主,愛聖母,愛世人。當時歐洲正逢工業革命,很多家庭受到失業的影響,無數孩子流浪街頭,無依無靠,年少的鮑斯高身受貧窮的苦楚,很同性他們,立志長大後要幫助貧苦的兒童。二十六歲時升了神父,從此把全部精神放在教育青少年之上。他創辦青年會,收容無依無靠,無家可歸的孩子,給他們棲身之所並教育他們。他的母親一直在身邊幫忙。他的教育方法是以愛和鼓勵而不是責罰,又以各種有益身心的活動幫助他們,使他們有正當的誤樂,不致做壞事,這就是有名的「防範教育」。

他創立了慈幼會,又和瑪沙利羅一起創立了母佑會女修會。許多和他志同道合的青年男女紛紛加入,今日世界各地都有慈幼會和母佑會的學校,尤其是工業學校,使青年們有一技之長,能自力謀生。他又開辦出版社,出版優良讀物。

聖鮑斯高神父一生熱愛青年,獻身為他們服務,他主張教育不單是教授學識,更重要的是教人靈魂得救,他的工作受到很多打擊,但藉着天主的幫助,總能化險為夷。他在一八八八年一月三十一日逝世,他的靈魂回到他深愛的天主和聖母身邊。他死後不久,教會便祝聖他為聖人。今年全世界各地都大事慶祝。我們應祈求聖鮑斯高為我們轉禱,使我們效法他的美德,愛主、愛聖母,愛世人。

From Fr. Gael: Today we celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco, or as he was known, Don Bosco. In mid-February, Salesian Provincials and elected delegates will attend the 28th General Chapter (GC28) of the Salesians of Don Bosco. They will gather in the city of Turin in Northern Italy where Don Bosco began his mission to serve youth. Turin, at that time, was in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. Many young men came to Turin from the countryside to seek employment. They were without family and without guidance. Thus began the Salesian Charism.

The meeting in Turin, GC28, has as its purpose to seek to understand how we Salesians are to serve the young people of our times. The world is as difficult now, if not more so, than it was then. The Church struggles to evangelize in an increasingly secular and materialistic world. However, the challenge remains the same. How can we help young people to discover their vocation in life, and one centered in the person of Jesus Christ?

The meeting will end at the end of the first week of April. I ask your prayers for the Salesian Family worldwide during this time that we may be faithful to the charism which the Holy Spirit inspired in Don Bosco. May Don Bosco live in us today. –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB


Baptisms
Gia Christine Martinez
Rest in Peace
Mike Dunne – Gloria Lavezzo

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  January 26, 2020
7:30 Mario Amato +
8:45 Geraldine Walsh +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 Carla Ferrando +
1:00 Thomas Le Van Truoc + & Monica Le Thi Gio +
5:00 Gino Fannuchi +

Monday  January 27, 2020
7:00 Andrew & Laura Cox +
9:00 Special Blessings for Mallory Maranghi

Tuesday   January 28, 2020
7:00 Ronald Ricossa +
9:00 Alfredo Panelli +

Wednesday January 29, 2020
7:00 Healing Craig Williams
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Thursday   January 30, 2020
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Patrick Ahern +

 Friday  January 31, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Ernesto Piazza +

 Saturday  February 1, 2020
7:30 In Memory of Deceased Salesians +
9:00 In Memory of Deceased Salesians +
5:00 Anniversary of the Death of Alicia Jimenez Yao +


Particular Items

St. John Bosco: Today, we celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians. Starting with almost nothing the great saint founded what is now the second-largest men’s order and co-founded the largest women’s order in the Catholic Church—present in almost every country in the globe. Not to mention 30,000 Salesian cooperators in at least 60 counties! St. John Bosco, on your feastday, pray for us!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Church in Latin America. Please be generous!

Catholic Schools Week! This week is Catholic Schools Week! The school will host a book fair through Wednesday in the parish center. Monday is Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday is Principal Appreciation Day, Wednesday is the Science Fair, plus an evening Open House,  Thursday is Don Bosco Fun Day, Friday is Salesian Appreciation and Grandparents’ Day, with a 9AM School Liturgy on the Feast of St. John Bosco! And the Scholastic Book Fair is all week in the Parish Center. We thank the wonderful principal, teachers and staff of Saints Peter and Paul school!

“If young people are educated properly, we have moral order; if not, vice and disorder prevail. Religion alone can initiate and achieve a true education.” –Don Bosco

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on  Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room. The meeting will begin with a short presentation on a Salesian subject, and then will discuss Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop. For more information email franklavin@comcast.net

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

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.

Chinese New Year’s Mass: On February 1, there will be special Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrating Chinese New Year’s. Bishop Emeritus Ignatius Wang, Bishop William Justice, and Bishop Daniel Walsh, and many priests, will celebrate. All are welcome to the New Year Eucharistic Celebration and Ancestors Veneration Ceremony. A banquet will follow (reservations required). Please pick up a flyer for more information.

 

Celebration for God’s Special People: On Saturday, February 8, at 11:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate Mass for special needs adults and children. Catholic adults and children with disabilities, and their families and friends, are invited to participate in a mass designed for them. Every parish has members with disabilities – this is a day for all to join in the celebration of Mass as a community supporting inclusivity of our special needs family.

Our Lady of Lourdes: February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes,. We will have a recitation of the Rosary after 7:00 am Holy Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend as we ask the intercession of our Blessed Mother!

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To learn more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 26 External Feast of St. John Bosco
Monday 27 Angela Merici; Virgin, Religious Foundress
Tuesday 28 Thomas Aquinas; Priest, Doctor
Wednesday 29 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 30 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 31 John Bosco; Priest, Founder
Saturday 01 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 02 The Presentation of the Lord

Your faithful donations of December  $4,035.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,788..
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Isaiah 49: 3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1:1-13; John 1:29-34. In the first reading, God reminds Isaiah that Israel is the Lord’s servant. Paul greets the Church of Corinth, announcing he has been called to be an Apostle. In the Gospel, John announces Jesus as the Lamb of God.
Domenica 2A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Giovanni ci communica la vera fisionomia del Messia. Costruiamo attorno a noi un mondo di serenità e di pace perchè Gesù, mite agnello, non spenda invano la sua vita per tutti noi, consegnandoci un mondo rinnovato e pulito.

常年期第二主日

聖若翰洗者在傳教之前祇認識耶穌是自己的表弟 。但在約旦河替耶穌付洗時,看見聖神藉鴿子的形象從天降下,停在祂身上,才豁然明白,才真正地認清耶穌是天主聖子,是默西亞。這種認識使他大膽地為祂作證,清楚地向眾人說:「請看!天主的羔羊,除免世罪者!」這是兩句話是整部福音的主題:看、信、見證。

這也是今後世世代代的基督徒的目標和使命。天主給我們每人一個使命、一段時間去完成這使命。聖若翰看清了耶穌的真正身份,不惜以生命去作見證。而多年和師傅若翰在一起門徒,聽了師傅的見證,離開了他,跟隨耶穌去了。他們以後終其一生去傳揚祂的聖道,為祂作證,甚至為祂犧牲生命。時至今日兩千多年來,我們仍看到不少精烈的信徒,為主作出英的見證。

今天,我們也可以從福音中,從大自然中、從周圍環境和所接觸的人中看到這位除免世者。讓我們祈求天主給我們恩寵使我們看到、去接受以及去信和願意為祂作證吧!

From Fr. Gael: Last week we listened to the account of the Baptism of Jesus and reflected on the depth of the spiritual dimensions of our own baptism.  Today, the great prophet, John the Baptist affirms the mission of Jesus Christ publicly. There can be no doubt. This is the mission of his cousin Jesus. Our own baptism confirms our mission in and through Jesus Christ. However, it is not John the Baptist who confirms our mission. We our very selves have that task through the imitation of Jesus Christ. We proclaim Jesus Christ by the integrity of our Christian life and witness. We proclaim Jesus Christ without ever saying a word. Our lives are to be that loud proclamation. It means that there is no such thing as a private Christian. In the context of our American society, we know there to be separation of Church and State. However, in our commitment to Jesus Christ there can be no such dichotomy. We either are or are not followers of Jesus Christ. Our life in Jesus Christ must be the verification of that reality. If we were accused of being Christian, would our lives prove the accusation to be true? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Baptisms
Rory Dwyer
Rest in Peace
Victoria Lavin – Robert Johnson

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  January 19, 2020
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Deceased Chinese Parishioners of Ss. Peter and Paul +
11:45 Birthday of Giambattista De Martini + & GB De Martini +
1:00 “Uncle” Fred Sebastianelli +
5:00 Birthday of Sonia B. De Castro

Monday  January 20, 2020
7:00 In Honor of the Infant of Prague
9:00 Evelyn Thomas +

Tuesday   January 21 2020
7:00 Ann DeMartini +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Eudoro Rojas Leon + (Conc.)

Wednesday January 22, 2020
7:00 Nancy Braccini +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto +

Thursday   January 23, 2020
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Matt & Guilia Ghio +

Friday  January 24, 2020
7:00 Birthday of Edward DeNicolai +
9:00 Peter Domenici +

Saturday  January 25, 2020
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
5:00 First Anniversary of the Death of Pamela Gonsalves +

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school.

Blessed Laura Vicuña: January 22 we celebrate the feast of Blessed Laura Vicuña, Salesian and patroness of our Pre Kindergarten. Blessed Laura Vicuña, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

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

St. Francis de Sales: On Friday we join the whole Church in the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church—and also the patron of the SALESians…that’s where Don Bosco got the name! Francis de Sales, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration for Life: As we have done since the very first Walk for Life West Coast, Saints Peter and Paul hosts all-night adoration for life the night before the Walk, which means someone needs to be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament all night long. This year’s Adoration begins at 8PM on January 24 and ends at 7AM January 25. To schedule a shift during the night, please call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. The parking lot will be open.

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every age, race, and faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco THIS SATURDAY January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. The largest annual gathering of Catholics in San Francisco, last year’s Walk drew an estimated 50,000 people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793. Check out these videos from last year:

 

Feast of St. John Bosco! January 31 is the Feast of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Order. But, because he is our founder, the Church allows us to celebrate on an adjacent Sunday, which this year will be next week, January 26. St. John Bosco, pray for us!

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on  Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room. The meeting will begin with a short presentation on a Salesian subject, and then will discuss Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop. For more information email franklavin@comcast.net

Wedding Anniversaries Mass with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, February 29, at10:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass for husbands and wives who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years in 2020. A reception will follow. To laeran more or register go here: https://sfarch.org/wedding-anniversary-mass-misa-de-aniversario-de-bodas . Flyers are also on the tables.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Salesian Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? OF COURSE! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.
 
The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.
 
God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals! On February 8, St. Patrick Seminary will host this year’s Converging Roads Conference: Catholic Medicine in a Secular Society. Converging Roads is a regional conference series offering continuing education for health care professionals that equips them to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession. An attendee at the 2018 conference said: “It was profound to be in a setting with others who share Catholic values and teaching. Professional work can be isolating in the secular setting. The presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable. Thank you! God bless!” Pick up a flyer from the tables or go here to learn more: forlifeandfamily.org/events/cr20-SFCA/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 20 Fabian; Pope, Martyr,  Sebastian; Martyr
Tuesday 21 Agnes; Virgin, Martyr
Wednesday 22 Day of Prayer For the Legal Protection Of Unborn Children,  Blessed Laura Vicuña
Thursday 23 Marianne Cope; Virgin, Vincent; Deacon, Martyr
Friday 24 Francis de Sales; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday 25 Conversion of St Paul, Apostle
Sunday  26 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Isaiah 41: 1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Matthew 3:13-17. Isaiah shares the Lord’s promise of a servant of the Lord who will come forth and bring justice to the nations. In the second reading, Peter tells those gathered that God shows no partiality. All who fear him and act uprightly are acceptable to him. In the Gospel, Jesus is baptized by John, and the Spirit of God descends upon him.

 

Battesimo Del Signore
 
Il Battesimo di Gesù è simbolo e anticipo del nostro battesimo. Con esso siamo figli di Dio e nulla può cancellare. Nemmeno il tradimento, il fatto che siamo figli suoi. Il battesimo opera in noi una trasformazione radicale, una nuova nascita. Diventiamo Cristo, dobbiamo vivere come Lui, come Gesù nell’obbedienza del Padre e nell’amore dei fratelli fino al dono di noi stessi.

 

耶穌受洗節今天的福音記述耶穌開始祂的傳教生活。祂公開傳教之前的的生活似乎是隱蔽的,那和祂一起長大的人,對我們今天覺得非常珍貴的祂的誕辰一無所知,我們靜靜地默想祂降生時,聖母有沒有感動得流淚,祂的第一句話是什麼?祂童年的生活是怎樣的?祂周圍的人不會去關心,甚至連想也不會去想。他們覺得祂祇是個普通的人,是瑪利亞和若瑟的兒子、祂的父親是個木匠。今天的福音顯示出耶穌的真正身份:「耶穌在約旦河接受若翰給他付洗……天開了……有聲音從天上說:『你是我的愛子,我因你而喜悅』」因着他們這次相遇,因着這一幕,我們認識到祂是天主之子。耶穌藉着祂的說話、教訓、行為、治病、寬恕、聖蹟、和祂的犧牲彰顯出祂天主之子的身份。

從祂的聖洗聯想到我們自己的聖洗,我們藉着祂的苦難、聖死和復活,獲得了天主義子的名份,因着領聖體聖事,我們的血有着祂的血,我們的肉體有着祂的肉,我們成了祂的兄弟,我們要怎樣去生活才能表示出我們對這寶貴的身份的謝意呢?

 

Jesus who has no need to be baptized, which John the Baptist so astutely recognizes in today’s gospel, chooses to be baptized despite John’s resistance to do so. Jesus chooses to share the very human experience of the need to be forgiven and commit oneself to God. He has already committed himself to our human condition in fulfillment of the will of the Father. However, he demonstrates his willingness to do so in the very public forum of the River Jordan. His Father affirms this mission and his pleasure with Jesus. Our own baptism is in imitation of that of Jesus. However, we are baptized into the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, into a full sharing in that same mission of fulfilling the will of the Father. I’m not sure I (we) fully understand the depth of that spiritual relationship. It is the challenge of an entire life to do so until we can hear the Father one day affirm to us individually, “You are my beloved child with whom I am well pleased.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Ella Benedetti
Rest in Peace
Anthony De La Riva – Victoria Lavin – Jung Kim
 
Mass Intentions for the Week
Sunday  January 12, 2020
7:30 Mario Amato +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Deceased Chinese Parishioners of SS. Peter and Paul +
11:45 Salvatore (Duke) Cresci + – Jessie Jobe + (Conc.)
1:00 The Fanucchi Family & Lucchesi Family +
5:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
Monday  January 13, 2020
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 In Honor of the Infant of Prague – Intention Mary May Manahan (Conc.)
Tuesday   January 14, 2020
7:00 Al & Angeline Cabito +
9:00 Birthday of Amerigo Sbragia +
Wednesday January 15, 2020
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Louis Ferralis & Albertina Sultana +
Thursday   January 16, 2020
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of Antonia D’Ascoli +
Friday  January 17, 2020
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Pietro Piazza +
Saturday  January 18, 2020
7:30 Barbara Vulpi +
9:00 Candido Lueza +
5:00 The Louis Greco Family +

Particular Items

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years) and the kindergarten of Saints Peter and Paul School will host their annual open house on January today from 10AM-12PM. Applications for the fall of 2020 will be available. An open house for all of SSPP School will be on January 29th at 6PM.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 6:30PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

January is the month of our Salesian Saints: On January 22, we celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our pre-kindergarten. On January 24, we celebrate St. Francis de Sales, Don Bosco’s patron, and namesake of the society, and on January 26 we celebrate Don Bosco himself!

The Magi Visit Fr. Armand!
On the feast of the Epiphany,  the Magi were on a quest to seek something they could not quite define, but they knew it was something important and meaningful. Fr. Armand was also visited by the Magi and Kind Herod (cast by the CCD students  last Sunday).   Although Fr. Armand was not able to attend Mass because he was not feeling well, he was overjoyed by the visit and he heard the Gospel after all!

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on  Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room. There will be a short presentation on a Salesian subject, and the group will discuss Willa Cather’s “Death Comes For the Archbishop.” For more information email franklavin@comcast.net.

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.

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every and no faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793. Check out these great videos from last year’s Walk:

Eucharistic Adoration for Life: As we have done since the very first Walk for Life West Coast, Saints Peter and Paul hosts all-night adoration for life the night before the Walk, which means someone needs to be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament all night long. To schedule a shift during the night, please email Gibbons. After 10PM, enter through the parish office.The parking lot will be open.

Clericus Classic Basketball: Priests and Seminarians Face Off! On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Fifth Annual Clericus Basketball Classic will be held at the gym of Serra High School 451 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The game features priests and seminarians. Archbishop Cordileone will be the official host and honorary tipoff referee. Families and friends and future seminarians are invited to come out and have fun. Also games for kids and a raffle—first prize $1000! Ticket prices: adults $10, children $5. Tickets are available at the door. Credit card and cash will be accepted. Last year’s game was won in the final seconds with two free throws by SSPP’s own alum, Fr. Alvin Yu! Sponsored by the Office of Vocations of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. To learn more about Archdiocesan vocations: Fr. Cameron Faller at vocations@sfarch.org

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.
 
God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 12 The Baptism of the Lord
Monday 13 Hilary; Bishop, Doctor
Tuesday 14 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 15 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 16 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 17 Anthony; Abbot
Saturday 18 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week  $4,098.
Average Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
January 1, Mary the Mother of God: $1,876.
Christmas Masses: $13,720.
Second Collection (Music Ministry): $1,329.
Christmas Appeal: $21,431.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Isaiah 60: 1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12. Isaiah prophesies that a light has come to Jerusalem, while darkness covers the earth. All will come to the city bearing gold and frankincense, and proclaiming the praises of the Lord. Paul tells the Ephesians that Gentiles are coheirs of God, along with the people of Israel. In the Gospel, magi arrive in Jerusalem from the east in search of the newborn king of the Jews. Herod is troubled by this, and the magi visit Mary and her child and offer gifts.

Epifania del Signore

Cercare la verità è neccessario comw l’aria che respiriamo. Quando questa ricerca è messa a tacere, come avviene nella nostra società che si accontenta di soddisfare i bisogni materiali, nasce l’insoddisfazione e l’infelicità. Ognia uomo è chiamato, come i Magi, ad essere un riceratore del senso della propria vita, pena un’esistenza superficiale e mediocre.

主顯節

今天我們看到三個在尋找的人,他們是三位賢士,看到天上的異星,千里迢迢從東方來到耶路撒冷,尋找新生的君王。他們長途拔涉地來到耶穌跟前,獻上最珍貴的禮物:黃金、孔香、殁藥。我們每人生命中都有一顆異星,帶領我們走向天主,我們可曾跟着它的帶領,用心去尋找祂?如果我們找到了,有否把我們的心交給祂?

主顯節的一週裏,我們會讀到耶穌初次顯示祂的天主性,在聖殿中與經師們交談,聆聽他們,詢問他們。聖母和聖若瑟三天焦急地尋找祂。我覺得他們尋找的是耶穌的天主性,幼年的耶穌,看來祇是個聰明的孩子,和平常人沒有多大分別,要相信祂是天主,需要多大的信德!他們不明白耶穌說祂必需在祂父親那裡,但把一切默記於心,不斷存想。多麼好的典範!

「耶穌在智慧和身量上,並在天主和人前的恩愛上,漸漸增長」(路二:52)。願我們也在智慧、身心和在天主和人前的恩愛上漸漸增長。

在2016年已盡,2017年伊始之日,我們有沒想到過去一年中,有些後悔的事,希望能夠重新做一次?天主永遠給我們機會重頭再來。願各位抖擻精神活好新的一年。在愛主愛人上日漸增長!

From Fr. Gael: The story of the Magi is unique to the Gospel of Matthew. It was an invitation to the newly born Christian Church to understand that Christ from his birth was here for everybody, not just for the Jewish community become Christian. This was an enormous step forward for the children of the Old Covenant. It called them to open themselves to something beyond their previous experience. What does the epiphany mean today? I would posit that it really means the same thing all over again. Jesus calls us always to something beyond our previous experience. Christ is not limited in any fashion in his outreach. For this he was born, lived, died and rose from the dead in an explosion of love of infinite outreach. To this we are called to be, as Jesus, an explosion of love of infinite outreach. It is as much of a challenge for us today as it was for the early Christian community.–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Rest-in-Peace
Mary Josephine Stechschulle – Tony De La Riva
Florine Konkel – Doris Giuliotti

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday January 5, 2020
7:30 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, and Frances Cresci +
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday January 6, 2020
7:00 Joe Frew +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + – Florine Konkel + (Conc.)

Tuesday January 7, 2020
7:00 Thanksgiving from Alberto & Eva Siu Lu
9:00 Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday January 8, 2020
7:00 Dino Ferrari +
9:00 Luis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Thursday January 9, 2020
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +

Friday January 10, 2020
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Antoni Corona +

Saturday January 11, 2020
7:30 Eugene Charles Payne, III +
9:00 Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

SBGC Cioppinos! January is right around the corner, which means just one thing in North Beach: Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Cioppino! This year’s Cioppinos will be on January 11 & 18 and February 1 & 8. Call the Club at 415-397-3068 for tickets! And remember. All proceeds benefit the Club!

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years) and the kindergarten of Saints Peter and Paul School will host their annual open house on January 12, 2020 from 10AM-12PM. Applications for the fall of 2020 will be available at that time. An open house for all of SSPP School will be on January 29th at 6PM.

January is the month of our Salesian Saints: On January 22, we celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our pre-kindergarten. On January 24, we celebrate St. Francis de Sales, Don Bosco’s patron, and namesake of the society, and at the end of the month we celebrate Don Bosco himself:

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on Tuesday, January 28, at 7PM, in the Club meeting room.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

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.

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every and no faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.

Eucharistic Adoration for Life: As we have done since the very first Walk for Life West Coast, Saints Peter and Paul hosts all-night adoration for life the night before the Walk, which means someone needs to be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament all night long. To schedule a shift during the night, please call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. The parking lot will be open.

Clericus Classic Basketball: Priests and Seminarians Face Off! On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Fifth Annual Clericus Basketball Classic will be held at the gym of Serra High School 451 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The game features priests and seminarians. Archbishop Cordileone will be the official host and honorary tipoff referee. Families and friends and future seminarians are invited to come out and have fun. Also games for kids and a raffle—first prize $1000! Ticket prices: adults $10, children $5. Tickets are available at the door. Credit card and cash will be accepted. Last year’s game was won in the final seconds with two free throws by SSPP’s own alum, Fr. Alvin Yu! Sponsored by the Office of Vocations of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. To learn more about Archdiocesan vocations: Fr. Cameron Faller at vocations@sfarch.org

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 05 The Epiphany of the Lord
Monday 06 Christmas Weekday, André Bessette; Religious
Tuesday 07 Christmas Weekday, Raymond of Peñafort; Priest
Wednesday 08 Christmas Weekday
Thursday 09 Christmas Weekday
Friday 10 Christmas Weekday
Saturday 11 Christmas Weekday
Sunday 12 The Baptism of the Lord

Your faithful donations of December 22/23: $5,055.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,922.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Colossians 3:12-21 or 3:12-17; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23. Sirach writes about family relationships and duties, especially that of honoring one’s parents all the days of their lives. Paul instructs the Colossians on how to love one another and live for Christ. In the Gospel, Joseph follows the instructions of the angels who led him safely into, and out of, Egypt.

 

Santa Famiglia
 
Il mondo è la famiglia di Dio. Ogni celebrazione eucaristica è catechesi permanente dell’azione di Dio nella nostra vita. Con la festa della Sacra Famiglia, celebriamo non solo la soffrenza delle famiglie più provate, ma, la certezze che siamo tutti guidati da Dio nel cammino alla vera vita.

 

聖家節今天是聖家節。想到聖家,我們的腦海出現一幅和樂、平安的畫像,但在這和平的畫像出現之前,我們看到細小的嬰孩耶穌,出生後不久,已經要逃難,逃離惡王追殺。我們可以想象聖母和聖若瑟為保護耶穌所表現的勇敢和所付出的力量。他們沒有懷疑耶穌既是天主子,為什麼不以祂的神力抵擋惡王追殺?而耶穌也沒有用祂天主子的力量,免除父母的艱苦。祂祇謙卑地像一個毫無扺抗力的嬰兒,需要父母的保護。這聖家逃難的圖像,讓我們想到他們的信德、服從、謙遜、勇敢、犧牲和愛。耶穌要告訴我們:天主聖子來到世界時,願意和世人一樣,有一個家庭,也像每一個家庭一樣,有着它的歡樂和困難、痛苦。耶穌的家庭是清貧而儉樸的,但父慈子孝,祂受着父母的保護和愛,服從、孝愛父母,當然,聖若瑟和聖母也盡力愛護祂、養育祂。祂看重家庭。也給我們立了家庭的模範,祂的家庭是以天主為中心的。聖家三口慌忙逃往埃及,像重演先祖逃離埃及人迫害一樣的事蹟。人世間的種種歡樂和痛苦,耶穌都要和我們一起經歷,和我們分擔,因此我們在生活中遇到種種困難時都不要怕,要效法聖母聖若瑟,用高度的信德精神,去承受一切痛苦,一心依賴天主,無論怎樣,也不要改變家庭的祥和氣氛,求聖家三位作我們家庭的主保。

 

From Fr. Gael: The first we hear about the Holy Family is how together they must flee to insure their survival. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph must become strangers in a strange land. They must return to Egypt, the scene of the slavery and humiliation of the people of Israel. They must become people who for political reasons, King Herod, must leave home and family to survive. What sadness.The Holy Family lived the first years of the life of Jesus in that reality. Only when Joseph judged it safe to return could they go home. Does this somehow sound familiar? In the world around us, in so many ways and in so places this happens today. Are Jesus, Mary and Joseph among them today! What sadness.–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Weddings
Francis Galanido and April Ruiz
Rest-in-Peace
Maria Ilsun Choi – Ronald Ricossa

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  December 29, 2019
7:30 Birthday of Louis DeNicolai +
8:45 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
10:15 Serge & Tom Cincotta +
11:45 Vivian Rohner +
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Omar Rodriguez +

Monday  December 30, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +

Tuesday   December 31, 2019
7:00 Frank D. Adams +
9:00 Thanksgiving from Deacon Edward Te

Wednesday January 1, 2020
7:00 Thanksgiving from Stephanie Cincotta
9:00 Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza and Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB + –
6:00 Umberto & Giosi Sereni + (Conc.)

Thursday   January 2, 2020
7:00 Anniversary of the Death of Ernesto Marenzi +
9:00 Louis Baccetti +

Friday  January 3, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 For Guidance from the Holy Spirit

Saturday  January 4, 2020
7:30 Henry Ravetto +
9:00 Fernanda Matteucci + – Eva, Eugenia, Lorenzo Lari + (Conc.)
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Particular Items

“Holy Family of Nazareth, reawaken in our society the awareness of the sacred and inviolable character of the family, an inestimable and irreplaceable good. Let every family be a welcoming place of goodness and peace for children and the elderly, for the sick and lonely, for the poor and needy.”Pope Francis, World Family Day, October 27, 2013.
 
Mary the Mother of God: Wednesday, January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have Masses at 7:00 & 9:00 AM and at 6:00 PM.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years) and the kindergarten of Saints Peter and Paul School will host their annual open house on January 12, 2020 from 10AM-12PM. Applications for the fall of 2020 will be available at that time. An open house for all of SSPP School will be on January 29th at 6PM.

SBGC Cioppinos! January is right around the corner, which means just one thing in North Beach: Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Cioppino! This year’s Cioppinos will be on January  11 & 18 and February 1 & 8. Call the Club at 415-397-3068 for tickets! And remember. All proceeds benefit the Club!

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Mille Grazie! We thank all of our good volunteers who help us in so many ways throughout the years: Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, Church and rectory decorators, those who help with mailings and tabulating the collection…just to many to name. We will send a special thanks to our Columbus Day bazaar Committee under the leadership of MaryKate Del Campo, Gregg Franceschi, and Tiffany Pisoni. The 2019 Bazaar was the most successful ever…we brought in net of over $100,000 for the Church, School, and Pre-K.

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.

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every and no faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.

Clericus Classic Basketball: Priests and Seminarians Face Off! On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Fifth Annual Clericus Basketball Classic will be held at the gym of Serra High School 451 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The game features priests and seminarians. Archbishop Cordileone will be the official host and honorary tipoff referee. Families and friends and future seminarians are invited to come out and have fun. Also games for kids and a raffle—first prize $1000! Ticket prices: adults $10, children $5. Tickets are available at the door. Credit card and cash will be accepted. Last year’s game was won in the final seconds with two free throws by SSPP’s own alum, Fr. Alvin Yu! Sponsored by the Office of Vocations of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. To learn more about Archdiocesan vocations: Fr. Cameron Faller at vocations@sfarch.org

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 29 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, & Joseph
Monday 30 Sixth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord
Tuesday 31 Seventh Day Within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord, Sylvester I; Pope
Wednesday 01 Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
Thursday 02 Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen; Bishops, Doctors
Friday 03 Christmas Weekday, Holy Name of Jesus
Saturday 04 Elizabeth Ann Seton; Religious
Sunday 05 The Epiphany of the Lord

Your faithful donations of December 7/8 $4,033.
Second Collection (Retired Religious): $1,839.
Your faithful donations of December 14/15: $3,957.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!