Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20. At God’s command, Jonah goes to Nineveh, prophesying destruction. The citizens of Nineveh repent and are spared. Saint Paul urges the Corinthians to act in a way that reflects the passing away of the world. In the Gospel, Jesus arrives in Galilee, proclaiming the time of fulfillment has arrived, and that all are to repent, and believe in the Gospel. The Apostles Simon, Andrew, James, and John leave their lives as fishermen to follow him.

 

Domenico 3A Del Tempo Ordinario

Gesù continua ad avvertirci perché ci convertiamo. È un’urgenza indeclinabile. Forse, rimandiamo sempre, per pigrizia. Pensiamo che, dopotutto, c’ è la pazienza di Dio. Biosogna agire subito, perché non si sa se Dio chiamerà una seconda volta.

 

 常年期第三主日

常年期乙年主日上的讀經多採自瑪爾谷福,聖史瑪爾谷沒有記述耶穌誕生的事蹟,而是一開始便寫到耶穌的使命和任務。今天記載的是洗者約翰被捕後耶穌的工作。他和約翰洗者一樣,叫人悔攺,但說得更為迫切,祂說:「時候到了,天國臨近了,你們悔改吧!」因為耶穌的來臨,天國出現。祂一次又一次地要求我們悔改,從祂的教訓,驅魔、治病,祂赦罪,在在指出祂的天主性。

今天的讀經和上主日的不同,上主日約翰的門徒聽了他的話去找尋耶穌,是徒弟找師傅,情況普遍而正常。本主日耶穌召叫門徒,是師傅找徒弟。可見耶穌對世人的愛是多麼的深重而迫切。祂等不及等了,要親自邀請。

我們有沒有接受要請呢?有沒有像宗徒那樣立刻接受?如果人人都把天國看得同樣的重要和急切,世界將會是怎樣的不同呢?

 

From Fr. Gael: Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then they abandoned their nets and followed him. He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets.

Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him.

These verses of Mark’s Gospel are quite significant. (Actually all scripture is quite significant.) They clearly delineate the conditions for answering the “Come after me,” of today’s scripture. For the people of Jesus’ culture these lines stress the need to leave behind two critical elements in following Jesus.  !.) They abandon their nets, the source of their livelihood. Thus, they now rely on God rather than material things. 2.) James and John, sons of Zebedee, leave their father behind, their connection to a particular family and a particular community. Thus, the disciples are free to follow Christ. Christ in no way expects us to abandon our livelihood nor our family. What he does expect is that we put aside anything that can keep us from following Him. We might ask ourselves, “What do I have to put aside?” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                January 24, 2021
8:45        Birthday of Edward De Nicolai +
Joseph Grenchik +
10:15     Roy A. Gould +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Peter Domenici, III +
Carla Ferrando + 

Monday                               January 25, 2021
7:00        Alice Collins +
9:00        Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +

Tuesday                               January 26, 2021
7:00        Maria Fanzago +
9:00        Gino Fanucchi + –Anthony Alioto +

Wednesday                       January 27, 2021
7:00        Robert Rossi +
9:00        Special Blessings for Mallory Maranghi

Thursday                             January 28, 2021
7:00        Dominic Granelli +
9:00        Alfredo Panelli +

Friday                                   January 29, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Saturday                              January 30, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Roy Bava +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Particular Items

Masses in the Church: Until further notice, weekday Masses will NOT be open to the public and will be streamed from our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, and will be celebrated outside in the little yard. A number of Churches in San Francisco are celebrating Mass inside, including our neighbors at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi at Columbus and Vallejo.

HELP with emails! Do you know a parishioner who is not on our email list, and might like to participate in some streamed events? Please ask them to contact the office and we will put them on our distribution list.

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

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

January: Month of Salesians Saints! January is when we celebrated the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our Pre-K (January 22); St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Salesian Order (today, January 24); and St. John Bosco himself, founder of the Salesians (January 31). Salesian saints, pray for us!

St. John Bosco: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesians and co-founder of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. From the wisdom of Don Bosco:

“My life experience has been that only the practice of religion can assure concord in families and the happiness of those who live in this valley of tears.”

“Be brave and try to detach your heart from worldly things. Do your utmost to banish darkness from your mind and come to understand what true, selfless piety is. Through confession, endeavor to purify your heart of anything which may still taint it. Enliven your faith, which is essential to understand and achieve piety.”

“All past persecutors of the Church are now no more, but the Church still lives on. The same fate awaits modern persecutors; they, too, will pass on, but the Church of Jesus Christ will always remain, for God has pledged His Word to protect Her and be with Her forever, until the end of time.”

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

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

 

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. How much we all love this humble yet enormously important saint! Here is a lovely reflection from Fr. Victor Feltes:

Joseph’s One Word

Within the Gospels, St. Joseph has no recorded words. There is no indication the foster-father of Jesus and spouse of the Virgin Mary was physically unable to speak or ever took a vow of silence; he is simply never quoted. Yet the Gospels suggest he said at least one specific word.

Matthew’s Gospel records how an angel (probably the Archangel Gabriel though perhaps another) told Joseph in a dream: “‘[Mary, your wife,] will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus…’ When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.” Just as John’s Gospel tells us “Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book,” so St. Joseph almost certainly said many unrecorded things. But the one word that Scripture most clearly suggests St. Joseph said is “Jesus.” The name of Jesus is the sum total proclamation of St. Joseph’s life. May it be so for us as well.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                24           Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               25           Conversion of St. Paul; Apostle
Tuesday               26           Timothy and Titus; Bishops
Wednesday         27           Angela Merici; Virgin, Foundress
Thursday             28           Thomas Aquinas; Priest, Doctor
Friday                   29           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              30           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 31           St. John Bosco; Priest, Founder

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1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1:35-42. The Lord keeps calling Samuel, who does not answer him, until Eli advises him how to respond the next time he hears the Lord. Samuel is to say, Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. Saint Paul writes to the Corinthians, telling them that their bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and they ought to therefore glorify God in their body. In the Gospel, John the Baptist sees Jesus and declares him to be the Lamb of God. Andrew leaves John to follow Jesus, and brings his brother Simon Peter.

 

Domenica 2A Del Tempo Ordinario

Dal Battesimo siamo stati chiamati all’intimità con Cristo. L’esito del compito che ci è stato affidato dipende dalla nostra risposta, che sarà pronta e generosa nella misura in cui regnerà in noi l’amore

 

常年期第二主日

今天福音記述因洗者若翰的這句話「看!天主的羔羊!」耶穌奇跡般和兩個門徒相遇。這羔羊是「巴斯卦羔羊,是為贖世而犧牲的羔羊、是消滅罪惡的羔羊。若翰受了派遣他來以水施洗的天父所啟示,豁然明白耶穌的身份,自己的責任是為耶穌作證,向人介紹耶穌。他的兩個門徒安德和若望聽了他的話立刻跟隨耶穌。開始了他們信仰的歷程,至死不渝。

耶穌看到他們跟着,便問:「你們找什麼?」這句話不單問門徒,也問世界所有人,更認真地問我們自己。世界上有着各種引誘,金錢、名譽、地位、情欲、享樂……我們到底找什麼?我們是不是像聖保祿宗徒所教的那樣,「與主聯合,身體為主而存在」? 又是不是像撒慕爾一樣,說出了:「主請說,你的僕人在靜聽」,細聽主的話,並盡心去實行?

 

From Fr. Gael: Two key scriptural phrases appear in the readings today. In the first reading from the book of Samuel, a young Samuel hears a call in the middle of the night and thinks that Eli, his master and mentor, is calling him. This is repeated twice again, at which point Eli realizes that the Lord is speaking to the young Samuel. He directs the youth to reply, when it should happen again, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” This response is meant to be an affirmation of Samuel’s willingness to serve the Lord, to place himself at the disposition of the Lord.

The second phrase is found in John’s gospel. John the Baptist directs two of his disciples to Jesus, the “Lamb of God.” They engage Jesus in conversation and ask: “Rabbi”—which translated means Teacher—, “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” Jesus gives them a vocation call. Putting the two phrases together renders a profound description of our vocation as Christians. We are to listen to call of the Lord to us. All of lives as Christians are to be lived in fulfilling the call given to us. Jesus invites us. We have to answer. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                   January 17, 2021
8:45     Pietro Piazza + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15   Helen Hui + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00   Birthday of Giambattista De Martini + & GB DeMartini + –
The Fanucchi & Lucchesi Families + 

Monday                                 January 18, 2021
7:00     Pola & Alessandro Rossi & Family +
9:00     Barbara Vulpi + – Eugene Payne +

Tuesday                                 January 19, 2021
7:00     Sonia B. De Castro +
9:00     Ann De Martini +

Wednesday                          January 20, 2021
7:00     In Honor of the Infant of Prague
9:00     Gaetano Alioto +

Thursday                              January 21, 2021
7:00     Laurie Standow +
9:00     Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Friday                                      January 22, 2021
7:00     Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00     Caterina & Filippo Besagno +

Saturday                                January 23, 2021
7:30     Daniel Kanipe +
9:00     Matt & Guilia Ghio +
5:00     Thanksgiving the Morales & Freedman Family

 

Rest-in-Peace

Frances Alioto

Aristeo Rea Esparza

 

Yvonne Sangiacomo

 

Madeline Torre

 

Particular Items

Masses in the Church: Until further notice, weekday Masses will not be open to the public and will be streamed form our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, and will be celebrated outside in the little yard. A number of Churches in San Francisco are celebrating Mass inside, including our neighbors at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi at Columbus and Vallejo.

Saturday, January 16: 玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting:

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Sunday Rosary Walk: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, there is a Rosary Walk around St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group  will meet Tuesday, January 19 at 4pm on Zoom. We will hear a short presentation on a Don Bosco topic in preparation for his feast day later this week. We will also discuss Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” All are welcome, no prior reading necessary. For information and Zoom link, contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551).

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

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

January: Month of Salesians Saints! January is when we celebrate the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our Pre-K (January 22); St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Salesian Order (January 24); and St. John Bosco himself, founder of the Salesians (January 31). Salesian saints, pray for us!

Evening Prayer for Life: This year we cannot have our regular all-night Adoration for Life preceding the Walk for Life West Coast, but the Church will be open to you for individual prayer from 7:00-9:00PM on Friday, January 22—the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. It is also the Feast of the Blessed Laura Vicuña. Blessed Laura Vicuña, pray for the unborn and for our country! 

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! Next Saturday, January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone at St. Mary’s Cathedral, then a meet-up at Civic Center Plaza, followed by the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. In this pro-life week, we think about his role as a patron of the pro-life movement: “Looking to St. Joseph as model and patron of parents, we may learn something about even the earliest stages of parenthood, prior to birth. These stages are so crucial in this era of widespread abortion, denial of the humanity of the child in the womb and the consequent denial of parenthood….No one can be a better defender of innocent, helpless life in the womb. No one is a better model of fatherhood to parents of pre-born children. No one can more fittingly aid in the process of healing and reconciliation for those who grieve and agonize over having committed the sin of abortion. No one is a better image for women who have been hurt by men unwilling to accept fatherhood of the child they engendered.”-Oblates of St. Joseph.

Rector Major’s Message: Here is a nice message from the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr. Artime:

A SALESIAN FAMILY  THAT WITNESSES TO HOPE 

As we have had occasion to experience, the circumstances tied to the pandemic over these months have revealed some signs of a blurring of hope. But I want to insist on and point to some of the fully understood signs of the beauty of evangelical hope we have experienced, signs that place us on a path where we can express the power of the Salesian charism when it is lived in hope. I feel that as Don Bosco’s Family in the Church and the world this is the testimony expected of us: the ability to live in hope. Some proposals for continuing this path:

  1. Let us rediscover that “faith and hope go forward together”. Commitment: let us imitate Don Bosco and his great capacity for enthusing his youngsters to live life as a celebration and “faith as happiness”.
  2. Let us learn that prayer is the school of hope. Commitment: let us journey with the young and their families by praying, learning to pray better and exercising hope by praying better and better.
  3. Let us grow by living with a sense of the fatigue of daily life. Commitment: let us help the young and their families, and the People of God, to discover the gifts that God gives us, without complaint, proposing objectives that enthuse them and take away monotony and mediocrity.
  4. Let us live hope especially in times of difficulty and loss. Commitment: Let us allow ourselves to be educated by God. Let us trust him especially in times of darkness. (St Teresa of Avila, a great mystic, recognizes that dryness is God’s invitation to “move forward”).
  5. Hope as a decisive return to the poor and excluded. Commitment: in our family, fidelity to the Lord with Don Bosco passes above all through the preferential option for the poorest, the most abandoned and the excluded.
  6. Recognizing ourselves in the other’s pain. Commitment: to be faithful to Don Bosco today, the Father of our Salesian Family, means being actively on the side of those who suffer any kind of injustice.
  7. Converting to hope is believing in the plan of the Gospel. Commitment: for this reason, as the Salesian Family of Don Bosco, we cannot fail to show who is the reason for our Hope, the God of Jesus Christ and his Gospel.
  8. Building a world that gives hope to the future generations Commitment: to read (personal, in a family, in groups), to reflect and to spread the latest Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti of Pope Francis. The Encyclical places the fraternity at the center of all relationship in order to heal the world and to protect the creation.

“We, Christians, live by hope: death is only the penultimate word, but the last word is God, the word of the Resurrection, of the fullness of life and eternal life. When we abandon ourselves to trust in God and trust in Him we have a certainty that gives us serenity, which, as human being, we do not have everything in our hands, but are in God’s hands. Christians shape their life not with their own strength, but with the strength of the Holy Spirit. In the moment of uncertainty, we must abandon ourselves trustfully into His guidance.”

“Holy Mary, Mother of God, our Mother,
teach us to believe,
to hope and to love together with you.
Show us the way to The Kingdom!
Star of the Sea, shine upon us
and guide us on our way.” Amen. 

 

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                17            Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               19           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         20           Fabian; Pope, Martyr, Sebastian, Martyr
Thursday             21           Agnes; Virgin, Martyr
Friday                   22           Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection Of Unborn Children
Saturday              23           Marianne Cope; Virgin, Vincent; Deacon, Martyr
Sunday                 24           Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Isaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mark 1:7-11. Isaiah presents the Suffering Servant, sent to save God’s people. In the Book of Acts, Peter declares salvation is available to all people, and is not restricted to the Israelites. In today’s Gospel, Jesus is baptized by John. The heavens open, the Holy Spirit descends like a dove, while God the Father calls Jesus his beloved Son.

 Battesimo Del Signore

Nell’episodio del Battesimo il Padre dichiara il suo amore per il figlio che si sente sostenuto a compere le scelte più impegnative. Sarà così anche per noi se faremo rivivere la grazia del Battesimo.

 

耶穌受洗節

今天我們慶祝耶穌受洗節。紀念耶穌在約旦河邊接受若翰給祂施洗。若翰的施洗是舊約時代的禮儀,象徵悔改,耶穌沒有罪,本來不需要悔改也不需要若翰給祂付洗,但耶穌受洗有重大的意義。福音說:「祂剛從水裏出來,天就裂開了,祂看見聖神猶如鴿子,降在祂身上,又有這些話從天上傳來:『祢是我的愛子,祢使我滿心歡喜。』」天父要以聲音、聖神以可見的形像給祂作證,把祂介紹給人類,說明祂有天主性和人性。要人類愛祂、接受祂所傳的訊息、遵從祂的教導,從而獲得救贖

今天依撒意亞先知對我們說:「趁上主可找到的時候,你們應尋找祂,趁祂在近處的時候,你們應呼求祂。罪人應離開自己的行徑,惡人抛棄自己的思念來歸附上主……」。這是刻不容緩的事

耶穌受洗給我們建立了聖洗聖事,這聖事不是像當年若翰洗者的像徵性的,而是實實在在的赦罪和救恩,我們領洗時以前的一切過錯都被聖洗潔淨,我們原本不配領受這無價的、成為天主義子的禮物。世界上有許多人不認識天主,也有人雖然領了洗,但不知珍惜,離開了天主。願我們都珍惜得以領洗的大恩,都謹守領洗時的諾言,遠離罪惡;願我們都不要忘記為離開天主的人祈禱,求聖母帶領他們回歸天主的懷抱

 

From Fr. Gael:  Today we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. Jesus chose to be, as St. Paul states, “like us in all things but sin.” He, therefore, decided to share Baptism with us. In the first reading Isaiah states in words which Christian tradition applies to Jesus: “Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased. We hear these very same words applied to Jesus, this time spoken by the voice from the heavens : “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

The amazing thing, however, is to hear how pleased God is with us in the second reading from Luke’s Acts: “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.” We can be in that group. When the scripture says, “whoever fears him” it has a very particular biblical meaning. It is not fear meaning I am afraid of God. God rightens me. When fear is mentioned here we are meant to read: “Whoever loves, respects and follows me.” That is really the essence of a Christian life well lived; loving, living and following God. Put in the words of the Old Baltimore Catechism’s answer to the question: Why did God make me? And the answer to the question is: “To know Him, to love Him and to serve Him in this life.” Jesus did just that after His Baptism. We are also, by virtue of our own Baptism to do the very same. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                January 10, 2021
8:45        Ruben Leija +
Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Steve & Lena Cuneo +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                               January 11, 2021
7:00          Pino & Nicola Calcagno +
9:00        Antonio Corona + – Donald Joseph Tonge, Sr. +

Tuesday                               January 12, 2021
7:00        Robert Ferriter +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano + –
Loretta Schoenstein +

Wednesday                       January 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        In Honor of the Infant of Prague

Thursday                             January 14, 2021
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Amerigo Sbragia +

Friday                                    January 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Albertina Sultana +

Saturday                            January 16, 2021
7:30        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Antonia D’Ascoli +
5:00        The Louis Greco Family +

 

Please Pray for: All those on the Saints Peter and Paul Prayer list.

Rest in Peace
Santo Alioto – Yvonne Sangiacomo

 

Emma Bertacchi

 

Particular Items

Masses in the Church: Until further notice, weekday Masses will not be open to the public and will be streamed form our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, and will be celebrated outside in the little yard. A number of Churches in San Francisco are celebrating Mass inside, including our neighbors at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi at Columbus and Vallejo.

Sunday Rosaries: Today the two regular Sunday Rosaries are prayed: the 2:30PM Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary, which is now at 8:00PM. Here is the login info:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting 1/9/2021 星期六 Saturday 下午8 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 859 6868 0763
Passcode: 121982
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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

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

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years)  will host their annual open house, virtually, on January 10th, 2021 at 10AM. A flyer is here. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in January. Please email the Pre-K Director, Barbara Simons, bsimons@sspeterpaulsf.org to request an application.

January: Month of Salesians Saints! January is when we celebrate the Blessed Laura Vicuña, patroness of our Pre-K (January 22); St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Salesian Order (January 24); and St. John Bosco himself, founder of the Salesians (January 31). Salesian saints, pray for us!

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

 

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! On January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a 10:30AM Mass at the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Walkers will meet up at Civic Center Plaza (no rally) at 12:30, for the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. From the Litany of St. Joseph:

Lord, have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ, have mercy, Christ have mercy
Lord, have mercy, Lord have mercy
God our Father in heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us
Holy Mary, Pray for us
Saint Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Faithful guardian of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the holy family, Pray for us
Joseph, chaste and just, Pray for us
Joseph, prudent and brave, Pray for us
Joseph, obedient and loyal, Pray for us
Pattern of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of workers, Pray for us
Example to parents, Pray for us
Guardian of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of family life, Pray for us
Comfort of the troubled, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of evil spirits, Pray for us
Protector of the Church, Pray for us

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Jesus.
He made him the lord of his household
And prince over all his possessions.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                10           The Baptism of the Lord
Monday               11           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday              12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         13           Hilary; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday             14           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  15           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              16           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 17           Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

 

Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12. Isaiah joyfully foretells of the light that emerges from darkness at the coming of Christ. In the second reading, Saint Paul reminds his listeners that, whether Gentile or Jew, they are all part of the one body of Christ, the Church. In the Gospel, the three wise men visit the Christ-child, bearing gifts to pay him homage.

Epifania del Signore

L’Epifania dona al Natale la dimensione universale. L’aspetto missionario dell’Epifania è richiamato dal profeta Isaia che indica in Gerusalemme, inondata di luce, la Chiesa, verso la quale sono incamminati tutti gli uomini in cerca della verità.

 主顯節

四部福音中,祇有瑪竇福音記載三賢士從東方來朝拜新生的耶穌。我覺得這段福音帶有着象徵:三賢士象徵世界各方的人、也象徵我們自己尋找耶穌。他們帶來的禮物:黃金 —  耶穌的天主至高無上王權;乳香 — 耶穌的天主性,歿藥 —  是古代埋葬死者時傅抹的香油。至高無上的天主,為愛眾人,甘願紆尊降貴,降生為人,為替我們贖罪,自作犠牲而死。祂的信徒應該時時僅記,天主在我們生命中是最重要的,要效法耶穌的謙遜,為愛祂而甘願隨時為他人犠牲自己的利益。

三賢士得異星帶引尋得耶穌,異星象徵天主的指引,永遠不會錯。黑落德被自私帶引,犯了彌天大罪。

教會慶祝主顯節紀念耶穌早期生活及初出傳教中幾件事,包括三賢士來朝拜、耶穌在約旦河受洗以及在加納婚筵上把水變酒的事件。

 

From Fr. Gael: Where they came from before, we don’t know (seemingly, the east). Where they went afterwards, we don’t know (seemingly, back to the east). More important than “where from and where to”, Matthew, the Gospel writer has something important to tell us. He doesn’t present the shepherds around Bethlehem as first to come to visit the newly born Child. He put the three Kings first in the visiting line. They bring gifts (We give gifts.). Tradition paints them different colors representing all of humanity. The first visitors are not from the house of Israel. They are from the far-flung corners of the known world. They travel great distances to make the encounter. Matthew is telling us that the birth of this Child is for everyone. That initially was a challenge to the children of Israel. Be that as it was, Matthew makes this the first encounter of the Child with others. Early on the Christian community in its Gospel writers recognized this fact. Jesus is born for all of us, not for an exclusive select group of people. Sectarianism is not in the Divine plan. Inclusivity of salvation is the plan. What does that early on understanding of Christianity say to us in the world in which we live today? It’s worth reflection. Jesus invites us to get with the plan! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                                January 3, 2021
8:45       Birthday of Genoveva Martinez Buenaventura +
Luigi Marciano +
10:15      For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
For Guidance from the Holy Spirit
Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +

Monday                                              January 4, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci  + – Helen Hui +

Tuesday                                               January 5, 2021
7:00        Henry Ravetto +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini + – Healing David Burbank

Wednesday                                       January 6, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Thursday                                             January 7, 2021
7:00        Chiara & Giuseppe Calcagno +
9:00        For an Increase in Vocations

Friday                                                   January 8, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Saturday                                              January 9, 2021
7:30        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
5:00        Intention the Hamrick Family

Rest in Peace

Michael Collins

 

Particular Items

Masses in the Church: Saints Peter and Paul Church is open for prayer but the Mass schedule has changed. Until further notice, weekday Masses will not be open to the public and will be streamed from our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, in the little yard.

Sunday Rosaries: 

The two Sunday Rosaries will be prayed : the 2:30PM Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the 3PM Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary. Here is the login:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting,  1/3/2021 星期日 Sunday 下午3 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 052195
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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

January 9 Mass for Life: On January 9 at 8AM,  Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate a Mass for Life at St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by a rosary procession to Planned Parenthood’s new ‘flagship’ on Bush street, just a few blocks away. Go here to learn more.

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years)  will host their annual open house, virtually, on January 10th, 2021 at 10AM. A flyer is here. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in January. Please email the Pre-K Director, Barbara Simons, bsimons@sspeterpaulsf.org to request an application.

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:

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

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

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

 

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. How much we all love this humble yet enormously important saint! As Francis said “The greatness of Saint Joseph is that he was the spouse of Mary and the father of Jesus. In this way, he placed himself, in the words of Saint John Chrysostom, “at the service of the entire plan of salvation”

Saint Paul VI pointed out that Joseph concretely expressed his fatherhood “by making his life a sacrificial service to the mystery of the incarnation and its redemptive purpose. He employed his legal authority over the Holy Family to devote himself completely to them in his life and work. He turned his human vocation to domestic love into a superhuman oblation of himself, his heart and all his abilities, a love placed at the service of the Messiah who was growing to maturity in his home”

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! On January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a Mass at the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and an abbreviated rally will be held at Civic Center Plaza, followed by the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

From the Catechism: The Epiphany’ is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighboring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation. The magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be king of the nations. Their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Savior of the world only by turning towards the Jews and receiving from them the messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament. The Epiphany shows that ‘the full number of the nations’ now takes its ‘place in the family of the patriarchs’, and acquires ‘Israelitica dignitas’(is made ‘worthy of the heritage of Israel’). The Mysteries of Jesus’ Infancy, Catechism of the Catholic Church #528

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Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                03           The Epiphany of the Lord
Monday               04           Elizabeth Ann Seton; Religious
Tuesday               05           John Neumann; Bishop
Wednesday         06           Christmas Weekday, André Bessette, Religious
Thursday             07           Christmas Weekday, Raymond of Peñafort; Priest
Friday                  08           Christmas Weekday
Saturday              09           Christmas Weekday
Sunday                 10           The Baptism of the Lord

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Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Colossians 3:12-21 or 3:12-17; Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40. In today’s first reading, God promises Abram an heir, even though Abram is very old. Before  too long Sarah, his wife bears him a son. In the second reading, the author of Hebrews tells the story of Abraham (Abram) as an example of true faith in God. In the Gospel, Joseph and Mary take Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. The devout and righteous Simeon beheld the Child Jesus, and prayed to the Lord that he as the Lord’s servant might now be dismissed for he had seen the salvation that had been promised. Simeon also foretold the destiny of Jesus and the suffering Mary would undergo.

 

Santa Famiglia

La Santa Famiglia di Nazaret è l’esempio per ogni famiglia che voglia vivere secondo il progetto di Dio. Oggi l’unione familiare è particolarmente in pericolo. Reagendo al contesto sociale egoistico, ogni famiglia deve riscoprire un superiore riferimento comune, cioè la presenza di Dio, che fa nascere la gioia di vivere insieme.

 

聖家節

教會在這時期的禮儀中定出聖家節,目的是指出耶穌降來這世界時,願意以謙卑的身份,像普通人一樣,有家庭,有父母,有朋友,親戚。雖然祂的父母很特殊,和一般人不同,但也是和平常人一樣,過着平凡、卑微、不為人知的生活。

耶穌的母親是天父最鍾愛的女兒,有着全備的德行,是沒有罪過的完人,所以天神向她請安時稱她是「充滿聖寵的」。祂的飬父聖若瑟是天父特別委派來教導、撫養、保護祂的人。他沉默寡言,聖經上沒有記載一句他說過的話,對他的描述是「他是個義人」。他以生活和行動證明對天主的全心信賴,堅貞的愛和忠心。

耶穌雖然是天主,但也是人,人在孩提的時候需要養育、教導,保護和愛。這一切,祂的父母親都盡了全心全力給了祂。聖經記載祂「屬於他們管轄……在智慧、身材和恩愛上漸漸地增長」(路 51-52)這寶貴的一段,是做父母子女都應該深深默想並加以實行的。

一月一日是天主之母節,也是世界和平節,讓我們求天上的慈母為我們祈禱天主賜世界和平吧!

 

From Fr. Gael:  Right immediately after the Feast of Christmas, the Church gives us the Feast of the Holy Family. The Son of God was born as one “like us in all things but sin,” St. Paul informs us, which means into a human family. The Gospel todays concludes telling us that they returned, as family, to Nazareth where Jesu, in family, grew in age, grace and wisdom before God and the human community. What guided Joseph as father of the family of Nazareth was love. What guided Mary as mother, was love. What guided the child Jesus was love. Love was the central element of the family. It informed the family. It motivated the family and it filled the family. In the contemporary world in which we live there are so many challenges to the living of love in family. The pressures are immense. They are of a physical, psychological, spiritual, economical   and human nature. Even more so today, LOVE needs to be the center of family life. All else has to be secondary to that over encompassing reality.

And so, as the Child Jesus is born into a family, we first of all, stop to celebrate FAMILY and ask God’s blessing upon it. God chose for His Son to be raised in the center of family. We pray on this Sunday that LOVE INCARNATE may be present in the midst of our families and accompany them so that all within them may grow in age, grace and wisdom.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                December 27, 2020
8:45        Evelina Riccio +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul +
10:15      John Ross +
12:00     Elena Capacci & Maria Lucillo +
Louis Baccetti +
Vivian Rohner +

Monday                               December 28, 2020
7:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00        Br. Roy Vetari, SDB + &  Fr. Attilio Giovannini, SDB+
Carolyn Peterson +

Tuesday                              December 29, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Louis DeNicolai +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia +

Wednesday                       December 30, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Frank Sanguinetti +

Thursday                             December 31, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving from Edward Te
9:00        Thanksgiving form the Lucchesi Family

Friday                                  January 1, 2021
7:00        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza & Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        In Thanksgiving from Stephanie Cincotta +
6:00        Queena Maggiora +

Saturday                              January 2, 2021
7:30        Birthday of Ernesto Marenzi +
9:00        Louis Baccetti +
5:00        Frances DeMartini +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Queena Maggiora  – John Ross
Bernard Roller

 

Particular Items

Saints Peter and Paul Church is open for prayer but the Mass schedule has changed.

Until further notice, weekday Masses will not be open to the public and will be streamed form our Chapel at 7 & 9AM. The Saturday 5PM Vigil and Sunday Masses (8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon) will be open to you, in the little yard.

Friday, January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. We will have public Masses in the little yard at 8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon. There will also be a Vigil Mass at 6PM on December 31, also in the little yard.

All Masses are streamed.  Go here to watch.

December 27 Rosaries: The two Sunday Rosaries are prayed tody: first the Ropsary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 2:30PM, and at 3:00PM the Chinese Apostolate Zoom Rosary. Here is the login info:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

12/27/2020 星期日 Sunday 下午3 PM Join Zoom Meeting

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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

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

Mary the Mother of God: Friday is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will stream at 7:00 & 9:00AM and 6:00PM. Mary Mother of God, pray for us!

Christmas Food Bags: On December 20, the St. Vincent de Paul Society passed out 100 meals, 100 masks, 100 hand-sanitizers, 100 Christmas cards, 100 squares of fudge made by a local chocolate company. Blankets, underwear, socks, T-shirts and pants were given to everyone who asked.  15 volunteers made this event possible. Fr. Al and Jose, an assistant at the church, also helped. The Gold Mirror Restaurant, a venue that provides many meals for events at St Peter and Paul’s made the meals. Z. Cioccolato, a local purveyor of chocolate, provided home-made fudge. Trader Joe’s donated Grapefruit drinks for everyone, including volunteers. Here are a couple of pictures:

 

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

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years)  will host their annual open house, virtually, on January 10th, 2021 at 10AM. A flyer is here. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in January. Please email the Pre-K Director, Barbara Simons, bsimons@sspeterpaulsf.org to request an application.

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

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! On January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a Mass at the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and an abbreviated rally will be held at Civic Center Plaza, followed by the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. How much we all love this humble yet enormously important saint! As Francis said “The greatness of Saint Joseph is that he was the spouse of Mary and the father of Jesus. In this way, he placed himself, in the words of Saint John Chrysostom, “at the service of the entire plan of salvation”.

Saint Paul VI pointed out that Joseph concretely expressed his fatherhood “by making his life a sacrificial service to the mystery of the incarnation and its redemptive purpose. He employed his legal authority over the Holy Family to devote himself completely to them in his life and work. He turned his human vocation to domestic love into a superhuman oblation of himself, his heart and all his abilities, a love placed at the service of the Messiah who was growing to maturity in his home”.

Thanks to his role in salvation history, Saint Joseph has always been venerated as a father by the Christian people.”

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Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 27           The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Monday               28           The Holy Innocents; Martyrs
Tuesday               29           Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord
Wednesday        30           Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord
Thursday             31           Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord, Sylvester I; Pope
Friday                    01           The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord, Mary, Mother of God
Saturday              02           Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen; Bishops, Doctors
Sunday                 03           The Epiphany of the Lord

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2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25-27’ Luke 1:26-38. The Lord reminds David that he, the Lord, chose David. He tells David that a kingdom will be established in David’s name and endure forever. Saint Paul gives glory to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ. In the Gospel, the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will conceive and bear a son, and—hearing that the Holy Spirit and the power of the Most High will be with her—she responds, may it be done to me according to your word.

 

 Domenica 4A Di Avvento

 l Signore ha chiesto agli uomini di preparare il loro cuore ad accogliere degnamente la nascita del Salvatore. Maria ha vissuto I giorni prima del Natale con esemplare intensità: teniamoci uniti a lei che porta nel grembo il Figlio, per trovarci pronti ad accoglierlo nella notte santa.

 

 將臨期第四主日

今天的福音是世代以來藝術家們用得最多的題材,有些畫家描繪出穿著華服的馬利亞坐在華麗的廳堂,天使向她屈膝請安。其實當年的馬利亞可能衣著簡單清潔,在祈禱或在做着家務。每次讀到這段聖經都會令人既感激又感動。天主藉着卑微謙遜的貞女,做出亙古以來,最偉大的事。藉着聖母的首肯,救贖之門打開了,救世主於然誕生。一個妙齡的少女,成就了大事,並不是因為她自己的偉大,而是她對絕對偉大者天主的服從和信賴。

祇有信德才能使人俯首承認天主降生為人的奧跡。凡得這沾救恩的人,都應該感謝這位納匝肋謙遜的貞女,因為她是天主手中最服從的工具,使基督降臨人間,我們也應該效法她。因着信德,我們也可以和天主合作,把基督帶給別人,給世界帶來救恩和喜樂。

最後,讓我在這裏祝各位聖誕快樂,充滿天主的恩寵。

 

From Fr. Gael: The Gospel of the Fourth Sunday of Advent is my favorite Marian Gospel. In the scene of the Annunciation is described in Mary’s posture the nature of the process of growth in personal holiness. I will call it the “LPR Process”. It demonstrates the deepest dynamic of our relationship to God. If we can deeply and truly interiorize this process, there is no end to the growth of our personal relationship to God and our growth in holiness. “L” stands for LISTEN. To whom we might ask? To GOD. That’s the critical start of the process. We listen to so many sounds and so much noise that we tend to leave far too little space for listening to GOD. Mary listened to the voice of God in the sound of the angel. Then comes the “P” part of the process. P is for ponder. After listening and authentically hearing GOD, we pause to ponder what exactly God is saying to us. This isn’t a five minute process. It may (and often takes months and years, but we have to do it!). That brings us to the “R” part. This is the most challenging part: “RESPOND”. Like Mary, after the Annunciation, it is a lifelong process, living the sill of GOD day by day. AMEN. Mary invites us to the same lifelong process.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 December 20, 2020
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Thanksgiving from the Parish for the Chinese Apostolate
12:00     Luciana Capecci + – Anniversary of the Death of Giuseppe D’Ascoli+
The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday                                December 21, 2020
7:00        Larry & Stephanie Adams +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

Tuesday                                December 22, 2020
7:00        The Anniversary of the Death of Andrea Marenzi +
9:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +

Wednesday                         December 23, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Sheila Iyer
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin +

Thursday                             December 24, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Louis DeNicolai +
9:00        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza and Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
5:00        The Louis Greco Family +
11:00     The Laurent, Frizza, & Baccetti Families +

Friday                                   December 25, 2020
7:30        The DeNicolai Family +
8:45        Anniversary of the Death of Teresa Bonjean +
10:15      Deceased Friends and Relatives of the Szeto Family +
11:45      GB DeMartini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +

Saturday                              December 26, 2020
7:30        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Thanksgiving Jarnal & Mercedes Kalayakan
5:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Karla Platt Giannini – Serena Greening
Queena Maggiora – John Ross

 

Particular Items

LATEST SCHEDULE: 

YES! Saints Peter and Paul Church is now open for public Masses!

Here is the schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

Christmas Eve:
Regular 7 AM & 9 AM Morning Masses
5:00 PM Christmas Vigil Mass
8:00 PM Christmas ‘Midnight’ Mass

Christmas Day
8:45 AM English
10:15 AM Chinese/English
12 noon Italian/English.

Also, all Masses are streamed.  Go here to watch.

Sunday Rosaries: At 2:30 the Rosary Walk takes place at St. Mary’s Cathedral and at 3PM the Chinese ZOOM Rosary. Here ius the login info:

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration will stream Wednesday, from 7 to 8PM.

Christmas Novena: The Christmas Novena Service will be streamed at 5PM  on December 16, 17, 18, and 21, 22, & 23. This is your chance to join the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in their evening prayer.

Advent Day of Reconciliation: This year, instead of Advent Penance Service, we are having an all-day Parish Advent Reconciliation on Monday, December 21. Call the office to schedule a confession on that day between 9AM and 9PM. 415-421-0809.

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.

Christmas Legends: The Robin: A small brown bird was perched on a beam in a stable in Bethlehem watching the people from many lands who had come with gifts for the newborn Child. The little bird could see the great adoration of the people as they knelt before the Babe, and was able to sense that something wonderful had happened.

After a time, the visitors departed and the Holy Family settled down to rest; and the little bird prepared to sleep, too. But just as he was dozing off, he noticed that the fire, built to keep the Child warm, was dying out. Quickly he flew down and began fanning the coals with his wings. The fire became brighter until the feathers on the little bird’s breast radiated the glow and showed a beautiful red.

 Although he grew very tired, the small bird stayed by the fire all night, fanning it to keep the blaze bright and the Christ Child warm.

Since that night the robin’s breast has remained a glowing red, a mark of the unselfish love and devotion shown by that bird in Bethlehem.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

 

 

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! On January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a Mass at the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and an abbreviated rally will be held at Civic Center Plaza, followed by the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                20           Fourth Sunday of Advent
Monday               21           Late Advent Weekday, Peter Canisius; Priest, Doctor
Tuesday               22           Late Advent Weekday
Wednesday         23           Late Advent Weekday, John of Kanty; Priest
Thursday             24           Late Advent Weekday
Friday                   25           The Nativity of the Lord, Christmas Day
Saturday              26           Stephen; The First Christian Martyr
Sunday                 27           The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, & Joseph

 

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Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 10-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28.  In the first reading, Isaiah rejoices as he brings glad tidings of God’s vindication for his people. In the second reading, Paul encourages rejoicing as God prepares his people for the return of the Lord. In the Gospel, John testifies to the light and cries out in the desert to make straight the way of the Lord.

 

Domenica 3A Di Avvento 

Bisogna sbrigarsi a percorrere la strada della conversione, perché “Il tempo è compiuto e il regno di Dio è vicino,” ha ditto Gesù. “Il tempo ormai st è fatto breve. Passa la scena di questo mondo,” ripete con forza San Paolo.

 

 將臨期第三主日

在今天的福音中,我們清楚地聽到若翰洗者明白地表示,他不是默西亞,而是祂的見證人,是祂的前驅,為耶穌准備道路,使人認識祂,歸向祂。

若翰洗者說自己是在荒野裏呼喊的聲音:「修直主的道路!」每一個基督徒的生活方式,至少要帶有某種程度的曠野意味,那就是有刻苦、補贖,痛悔的精神。

不認識天主的世界就是個荒蕪的世界,今天還有許多人不認識天主。我們身為基督信徒,也應有聖若翰洗者的心懷,在這個荒野般的世界,以若翰洗者的精神去生活。不要讓塵世的繁雜事務,阻礙我們為基督的來臨作準備的工作,求天主給我們智慧,追隨基督,實行愛德,謹守十誡,不斷祈禱,凡事感恩,凡事信賴。這是吸引人歸向天主的有效方法,也就像若翰洗者一樣,為主修直道路!

 

From Fr. Gael: All major companies have a mission or vision statement which is an articulation off what they are all about. Today’s scripture gives us the Mission and vision statement of Jesus Christ. It is first articulated from the Old Testament source of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah in the first reading. The second reading says significantly, “Do not quench the Spirit.” It is a statement meant to encourage us in fulfilling with Christ the role of the Spirit within us, thus capacitating ourselves to carry out the mission of Christ in the world. As if that is not clear enough, the Gospel repeats the theme of last week’s readings: “‘make straight the way of the Lord,’  Fullfilling the mission and vision of Jesus Christ is truly “making straight the way of the Lord.” The opportunities for doing this are as multiple as the number of us are. We in our everyday lives and encounters with others are meant to transfer and increase the Mission and Vision of Christ today. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 December 13, 2020
8:45        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB +
12:00     GB De Martini +
Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
Fernanda Matteucci +

Monday                              December 14, 2020
7:00        Jerry Matthews +
9:00        Henry Ravetto + – Anna Figone +

Tuesday                              December 15, 2020
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Frank Cannizzaro +

Wednesday                        December 16, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Conchita Chao +
9:00        Thanksgiving for Blessings and Guidance Received Throughout the Year

Thursday                            December 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Nicholas Damato + – Carol Cillette +

Friday                                   December 18, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Lorraine DeNicolai +
9:00        Birthday of Rosario T. Bugayong

Saturday                              December 19, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Emilia Lucchesi + – Maria Serchia +
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Queena Maggiora – Serena Greening – Karla Platt Giannini

Please pray for:
All those on the Saints Peter and Paul Prayer list
and all sick parishioners.

 

Particular Items

LATEST SCHEDULE: We are not celebrating public Masses, indoor or outdoor, until further notice. If you would like to attend Mass, please visit the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, over at Columbus and Vallejo. They have Mass at 12:15PM Monday through Saturday and at 11:00AM on Sunday. We still stream Mass at 9:00AM Daily, 5:00PM Saturday, and at 8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon on Sunday. We are open Monday-Saturday from 10AM until 3:00PM for your visits.

Sunday Rosaries: The two regular Sunday Rosaries will be prayed today: at 2:30PM there is the Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and at 3:00PM the Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary. Here is the login info:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting
12/13/2020 星期日 Sunday 下午3 PM

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration will stream Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00PM.

Christmas Memorial Poinsettias: Yes, we plan to have Christmas Memorial this year. Cost is $20. You can remember a loved one and decorate the church for the Christmas season at the same time! Orders may  be placed in front of the Church or in the Church Bookstore or by calling 415-421-0809.

Christmas Novena: The Christmas Novena Service will be at 5PM  on December 16, 17, 18, and 21, 22, & 23. This is your chance to join the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in their evening prayer.

Advent Day of Reconciliation: This year, instead of Advent Penance Service, we are having an all-day Parish Advent Reconciliation on Monday, December 21. Call the office to schedule a confession on that day between 9AM and 9PM. 415-421-0809.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Christmas Legends: The tabby cat. “It was late at night in Bethlehem. All the visitors to the stable had gone home leaving only the Holy Family. All who remained were the holy animals and, outside, a tabby cat. Standoffish, she had watched the events with awe, but had not come into the stable. Now the only sound to be heard was the crying of Our Lord Jesus. He could not sleep. Our Blessed Mother comforted him, but to no avail. Even the ox and ass tried to help. Something compelled the tabby to help. She walked into the stable, and jumped into the manger. She lay down next to Our little Lord, and soon a loud purring filled the stable. Tabby’s purring calmed baby Jesus, and soon He was fast asleep. Our grateful Lady said “O proud cat, although you will never be tamed, from now on there will always be a warm place for you with the family by the fire.” Then Our Lady rubbed the cat’s forehead, and, with her finger, drew a mark. That’s why even today the Tabby cat has an “M” on her forehead—in memory of her good deed in Bethlehem.”

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

 

Choose Life! Yes, the 2021 Walk for Life West Coast is happening! On January 23, 2021 the 17th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin with a Mass at the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and an abbreviated rally will be held at Civic Center Plaza, followed by the Walk down Market Street to the Ferry Building. There has never been a more important time to stand for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! For updates, visit walkforlifewc.com and sign up for the newsletter!

Christmas Dinner for Those in Need: At 2:30PM, on Christmas Day, our St. Vincent de Paul Society will be sharing Christmas Dinner for those in need in front of the Church.

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 13           Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday
Monday               14           John of the Cross; Priest, Doctor
Tuesday               15           Advent Weekday
Wednesday        16           Advent Weekday
Thursday             17           Late Advent Weekday
Friday                    18           Late Advent Weekday
Saturday              19           Late Advent Weekday
Sunday                 20           Fourth Sunday of Advent

Your faithful donations of November 22 & 29:    $3,743.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3:L8-14; Mark 1:1-8. The prophet Isaiah speaks for the Lord in giving comfort to his people, proclaiming the service of Jerusalem at an end—and that her guilt is expiated. They are to prepare the way of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and he will shepherd them with care. In the second reading, Peter writes to his community that the day of the Lord will come like a thief. Therefore, they ought to conduct themselves in holiness and devotion…eager to be found without spot or blemish before him. In the Gospel, John the Baptists heralds the coming of Jesus as he exhorts his listeners to turn away from sin and be baptized.

 Domenica 2A Di Avvento

Risuona il grido di Giovanni Battista, perché si prepare la strada del Signore. I cuori si convertano per fare giustizia, compiere opera di amore, aprire l’animo alla pietà, per ritornare a Dio con tutto il cuore, con tutta l’anima e con tutte le forze.

 

將臨期第二主日

聖經中三位人物告訴我們將臨期應有的精神,第一位是依撒意亞先知,他的話語給人帶來希望:「安慰我的百姓……她的苦役己滿期,她的罪債己清償」。第二位是馬利亞,天主之母,她的服從打開了聖子降生成人,救贖的大門。第三位是若翰洗者為主預備道路

要活出這種精神,首先要像依撒意亞先知所說的,懷着盼望的心情等待。所期盼的不是世界上的物質,而是心靈上的珍寶——耶穌的來臨。第二要像聖母般的服從,又像聖母一樣珍愛耶穌。最後,要懷着像洗者若翰般的熱忱,努力修直主的道路,所謂修直主的道路,那就是在寧靜、祈禱和克已的態度去生活。在這段時日中盡力做慈善的工作,特別記得有需要的人,因為在這個人人歡樂的時期,對於貧苦、孤獨、失業、傷心的人來說特別覺得難過,要為他們做些事情。總之不要過一個世俗的、祇顧物質的聖誕節才好。

From Fr. Gael:  The imagery in the first reading from the prophet Isaiah is beautiful but is also resolutely direct. We have work that corresponds to each one of us. Make straight (Get rid of the crooked!) the highway, level the valleys (Fill in our personal potholes!), make everything level (Achieve balance!). Peter assures us that God will do his part, but we are called upon to do our part (Have we really understood that or is that why the Church in its wisdom gives us the same admonition and opportunity each year with the season of Advent.). Mark’s Gospel presents this message clearly in the person of John the Baptist who in the desert of Israel shouts out his message, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” We can only straighten our paths if we can see straight. Sometimes we can only get a proper view of something by squinting our eyes to gain perspective. Advent is a time of squinting to get proper perspective so we can see straight with the proper perspective and then straighten our paths. Let’s all try to get proper perspective and  be surprised by what we can do this Advent season. “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 December 6, 2020
8:45        Donna, Frances, & John Traverso + -The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families  +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Carla Ferrando + -Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe & Frances Cresci + -For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                               December 7, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Ernesto Marenzi +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Thanksgiving the Luitgaarden Family

Tuesday                               December 8, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Maria Fuller
9:00        Concetta Romeo +
6:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Wednesday                       December 9, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family  +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III + – Italo Giannone +

Thursday                             December 10, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti  +
9:00        Pietro Piazza +

Friday                                   December 11, 2020
7:00        Birthday and Anniversary of the Death of Eleanore Marenzi +
9:00        Serge & Tom Cincotta +

Saturday                              December 12, 2020
7:00        Daniel Scopel +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Rest-in-Peace
Anna Maria Pierini – Eva Belloni
Sub-Deacon Michel Khoury

 

Particular Items

LATEST SCHEDULE: We are not celebrating public Masses, indoor or outdoor, until further notice. If you would like to attend Mass, please visit the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, over at Columbus and Vallejo. They have Mass at 12:15PM Monday through Saturday and at 11:00AM on Sunday. We still stream Mass at 9:00AM Daily, 5:00PM Saturday, and at 8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon on Sunday. We are open Monday-Saturday from 10AM until 3:00PM, Saturday from 10-4, and Sunday 1-5 for your visits.

The two Sunday Rosary events will be prayed today: the 2:30 Rosary Walk at the Cathedral and the Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary at 3. Here is the login info:

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12/6/2020 星期日 Sunday 下午3 PM

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

 

Christmas Legends: St. Nicholas: December 6 is the Feast of St. Nicholas (of course subordinated this year to Sunday). How did St. Nicholas become “Santa Claus”? Nicholas was a priest, born in Patara, in 280 AD, in what is now Turkey. He became Bishop of the city of Myra. He was well known for his generosity to the poor. Once, a merchant in Myra had a business disaster, leaving his three daughters without dowries. This meant they couldn’t get married, and might be sold into slavery by creditors. Nicholas, the good bishop, heard about this and decided to take action. He sneaked onto the roof of the merchant’s house on three successive nights, dropping a bag of gold down the chimney each night. The astonished father, wondering where the gold was coming from, lay in wait on the third night. He caught St. Nicholas in the act, and embraced him in gratitude. In due course, all three daughters got married. Ever since, children have hung their stockings by the fireplace on Christmas Eve, to make things as easy as possible for St. Nick! The kindly St. Nick is also remembered for punching the arch-heretic Arius in the nose at the council of Nicaea in 325 A.D.

Immaculate Conception: Tuesday we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary! It is a Holy Day of Obligations Masses are at 7:00 & 9:00 AM, and 6:00 PM. And Saturday, we celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. What a great week with Our Lady!

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators are hosting “Advent Reflections from Our Pastor”  with discussion afterwards next Monday, December 7 at 7pm on Zoom. Visit our website for login info. All parishioners are welcome to attend. Questions about what it means to be a Cooperator? Call or write Frank Lavin at 415/310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net.  Here is the ZOOM login info:

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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Parking available.

Christmas Memorial Poinsettias: Yes, we plan to have Christmas Memorial this year. Cost is $20. You can remember a loved one and decorate the church for the Christmas season at the same time! Orders may  be placed in front of the Church or in the Church Bookstore or by calling 415-421-0809.

Christmas Novena: The Christmas Novena Service will be at 5PM  on December 16, 17, 18, and 21, 22, & 23. This is your chance to join the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in their evening prayer.

Advent Day of Reconciliation: This year, instead of Advent Penance Service, we are having an all-day Parish Advent Reconciliation on Monday, December 21. Call the office to schedule a confession on that day between 9AM and 9PM. 415-421-0809.

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years)  will host their annual open house, virtually, on January 10th, 2021 at 10AM. A flyer is here. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in January. Please email the Pre-K Director, Barbara Simons, bsimons@sspeterpaulsf.org to request an application.

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

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

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

 Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 06           Second Sunday of Advent
Monday               07           Ambrose; Bishop, Doctor
Tuesday               08           The Immaculate Conception of theBlessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday         09           Advent Weekday, Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin
Thursday             10           Advent Weekday
Friday                   11           Advent Weekday, Damasus I; Pope
Saturday              12           Our Lady of Guadalupe
Sunday                 13           Third Sunday of Advent; Gaudete Sunday

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Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; I Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37. The prophet Isaiah speaks of the longing of the people of Israel for God’s return and help in times of trouble: That [he] would rend the heavens and come down, such that mountains would quake and awesome deeds take place. Paul gives thanks for the grace of God bestowed on the Corinthians, and assures them that they are not lacking in any spiritual gift. In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples, Be watchful! Be alert! For they do not know when the Lord of the house is coming.

 Domenica 1A Di Avvento

 Riprende il cammino dell’Anno Liturgico, perché il cristiano si prepare all’incontro con la Bontà di Dio. Sono duee I pensieri che accompagnano questo tempo di attesa: Dio ama gli uomini e lo dimostra facendoci, dono di suo Figlio; ogni cristano, poi, deve vivere alla luce di questa fondamentale verità sintonizzando tutte le proprie azioni sulla bontà di Dio.

 

將臨期第一主日

今天是教會禮儀年的開始,就像2018年一月一日是新的一年開始一樣。教會把禮儀年開始的四個主日定為將臨期,主日的讀經分甲、乙、丙三個週年,甲年讀瑪竇福音、乙年讀瑪爾谷福音、丙年讀路加福音,若望福音穿插在三年中,今年是乙年,主日的讀經專注於瑪爾谷福音。

本主日是將臨期第一主日,讀的是瑪爾谷福音13:33-37。耶穌提醒祂的門徒要提防、警醒,時刻準備,祂的話不單是對門徒們,也是對我們說的。因為世界或是我們自己終結的時刻不能預知,所以要時刻準備。

將臨期不單為準備慶祝耶穌聖誕,也為準備好世界末日耶穌在再來審判生者死者。耶穌在福音中一再提及要警醒,意思是要我們要專注,要心無旁鶩,不要想別的事情,祇想怎樣守好天主的誡命,愛天主愛人。因此,在這將臨期中,我們應該整頓生活,好好地祈禱、讀聖經、愛天主愛世人。這樣我們就可實現了像讀經二(格前1:3-9),聖保祿對格林多人的願望,充滿了對天主期盼。如果心中常有天主,什麼都不用怕了。

 

From Fr. Gael:  Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert!”

The end of the liturgical year readings and the beginning of the liturgical readings are eschatological in content. The dictionary gives the following definition to the word eschatological: 1. any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc. 2. the branch of theology dealing with such matters.

So, for us Christians, it has to do with where we are ultimately headed. For some people this brings frightening scenes of the cataclysmic events of the end time. These scenes sometimes negatively influence the living of the “now” time. And, in reality, it is living in the presence of God in the “now” time that builds the character of our own personal “end time”. Living the “now” time in the active presence of God assures us of the outcome of our own personal end time. This takes the fear of the future out of joyful living in God’s presence every day.

Therefore, the word of Christ in the Gospel of this first Sunday of Advent are encouraging us to be watchful and alert always in our relationship to God. Doing that is the best eternal life insurance policy that we can assume! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 November 29, 2020
8:45        Loriano & Anita Belluomini + Thanksgiving for Fr. Javier Barrientos, SDB
10:15     Jane Owyoung, Ching Lai So Owyoung, & Mary Ann Auyeung +
1:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Charles Arne Cline + 

Monday                                November 30, 2020
7:00        Giovanna & Rina Rossi +
9:00        Celestine Sbragia + – Raymond Levandowski +

Tuesday                               December 1, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Sheila B. Thomeczek
9:00        Louis Ferralis + – Italo Giannone +

Wednesday                         December 2, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving Emmanuel Edward Te and Marilou Cua
9:00        Antonio Corona + – Catina Bertolotti +

Thursday                             December 3, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Stephen Thomeczek – Anna Figone +

Friday                                   December 4, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving Catherine Te & Mylyn Kalayakan
9:00        Fred Scolari + –                 Italo Giannone +

Saturday                              December 5, 2020
7:30        Anniversary of the Death of Rose Marenzi +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +
5:00        Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

 

Baptisms
Joseph Salehi

Rest-in-Peace
Cecelia Cody – Anna Maria Pierini

Particular Items

LATEST SCHEDULE: Saints Peter and Paul Church is not having public Masses, indoor or outdoor, until further notice. If you would like to attend Mass, please visit the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, over at Columbus and Vallejo. They have Mass at 12:15PM Monday through Saturday and at 11:00AM on Sunday.

We are open Monday-Saturday from 10AM until 3:00PM for your prayer.

Masses are still streamed at 9:00AM Daily, 5:00PM Saturday, and at 8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon on Sunday.  Go here to watch.

Happy Advent, Happy New Year! Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the new liturgical year. We are in Liturgical Cycle B: the Sunday Gospel will be from Mark.

Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary 玫瑰經 :

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Salesian Anniversary Mass: On November 30, the Feast of St. Andrew, patron of our Salesian Province, there will be a special Mass celebrating anniversaries of Religious Profession and Ordination. Honorees will include our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri, who celebrates the 80th Anniversary of his religious profession, and 70 years as a priest! Fr. Armand, pray for us! The Mass is at 4PM, and parishioners are invited to join via livestream.

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

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Parking available.

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet next Thursday, December 3 at 4PM by Zoom. We will discuss R. J. Palacio’s book, “Wonder.” We will also have a short presentation on Our Lady of Guadalupe, in anticipation of her Feast Day on December 12. For information, contact Frank Lavin (415-310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net). 75 minutes, no reading necessary.

Guadalupaña Virtual Pilgrimage: The Guadalupañas will not be having their annual pilgrimage this year, but will have a virtual version! Come honor Mary our Mother, under the title of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The streamed pilgrimage starts at 8AM on Saturday, December 5. There will be a 2:00PM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone, livestreamed on the Cathedral’s channel.

Christmas Memorial Poinsettias: Yes, we plan to have Christmas Memorial this year. Cost is $20. You can remember a loved one and decorate the church for the Christmas season at the same time! Orders may  be placed in front of the Church or in the Church Bookstore or by calling 415-421-0809.

Speaking of Poinsettias! Christmas Legends: The Poinsettia: “It was Christmas Eve. A poor little Mexican boy named Pablo was too ashamed to join friends and family in church because he had no gift for the Christ Child. He decided to kneel and pray. To his amazement, a beautiful plant grew in the spot where he had knelt. Its flaming red leaves arranged like a star and its yellow blossom like a shining light were God’s gift for the little boy to present to Jesus. The Poinsettia grows wild in Mexico and was first called ‘Flower of the Holy Night’, because of the way its top cluster of green leaves mysteriously turn red in December. In the 1830’s congressman and botanist Joel Roberts Poinsett brought it to the United States.”

Choose Life! “With regard to the embryo in the womb, science itself highlights its autonomy capable of interaction with the mother, the coordination of biological processes, the continuity of development, the growing complexity of the organism. This is not an accumulation of biological material, but a new living being, dynamic and wonderfully ordered, a new unique human being. So was Jesus in Mary’s womb, so it was for all of us in our mother’s womb.” –Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Celebration of First Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, 2010

Christmas Novena: The Christmas Novena Service will be at 5PM  on December 16, 17, 18, and 21, 22, & 23. This is your chance to join the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in their evening prayer.

Advent Day of Reconciliation: This year, instead of Advent Penance Service, we are having an all-day Parish Advent Reconciliation on Monday, December 21. Call the office to schedule a confession on that day between 9AM and 9PM. 415-421-0809.

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

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 29           First Sunday of Advent
Monday               30           Andrew; Apostle, Martyr, Patron
Tuesday               01           Advent Weekday
Wednesday         02           Advent Weekday
Thursday             03           Francis Xavier; Priest
Friday                  04           Advent Weekday, John Damascene; Priest, Doctor
Saturday              05           Advent Weekday
Sunday                 06           Second Sunday of Advent

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Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; I Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46. In the first reading, the Lord speaks through Ezekiel, telling the people that he is the shepherd caring for his sheep. He provides for all their needs, and will judge between sheep, and between rams and goats. Paul writes to the Corinthians, telling them that as Christ has been raised from the dead, then so too in Christ shall all be brought to life. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples of the time when the Son of Man shall come in glory and sit upon his throne, separating the sheep from the goats.

 

 GESÙ CRISTO RE DELL’UNIVERSO

 Ci ritroviamo, nell’esperienza quotidiana, a fare i conti con tante realtà che ci domandano conto del nostro operato. Alla fine della vita saremo chiamati a fare l’esame della situazione. Verificheremo con il Giudice supremo, il nostro operato, confrontandolo con la legge dell’amore.

 

耶穌君王節

今天是聖教會禮儀年度的最後的一個主日,也是耶穌君王節。教會以基督君王節來結束禮儀年。在讀經中,提出了基督君王的特徵:基督對死亡和罪惡有至高權力;祂的王權是愛;祂不是以強權征服世界,而是以仁愛和溫良去教化人,也以愛標準去審判人。

今天的福音描述耶穌以君王的形象到世上作最後審判。「最後審判」固然是指世界終結之日,但也是指我們生命完結之時。祂審判的標準是愛,因為祂救世的全部工作都以愛為動機,以行動去達到目的。這種關於愛的審判在於實行,在於解救饑寒、振濟貧乏、安慰痛苦、同情、幫助被迫害的人。換句話說是在精神上物質幫助有需要的人。祂說:「你們對我這些最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做的」。

耶穌雖然是位光榮的君王,卻沒有忘記祂也是我的兄弟。因此,我們在做着仁愛的事情時,實在有雙重意義。

 

From Fr. Gael: The Gospel today on the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year is the last public discourse of Jesus. It is very interesting to notice the topic of that discourse which is how our lives will be judged. It will be on recognizing the presence of Jesus in those around us and how we respond to their needs. If we fail to recognized Jesus in them, then we fail to recognize Jesus. This becomes extremely challenging in a city like ours where there is such a high incidence of homelessness. At times it is very difficult to recognize the face of Jesus in what we witness. This is especially in the case of those who seem to be intoxicated or on drugs. But there is precisely where we find the suffering Jesus Christ. I find myself challenged in these moments to transcend external appearances and to find the spiritual motivation to be the presence of Jesus Christ. Just how do we do that? Yet that is the challenge that today’s gospel gives to us. It is the last Sunday of this Liturgical year. Next Sunday, we begin to prepare for the coming of the Eternal Light of Christ into a darkened world. It is in that Light that we find the answer.–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                November 22, 2020
8:45        Birthday of Eduardo de Castro – Enes Greco +
10:15     Soul of Maria Kiu +
11:45     Steve & Lena Cuneo + –  For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Esther Fernandez + 

Monday                               November 23, 2020
7:00        Teresita Armas +
9:00        Tony Scopel  + – Lina Lazzarini +

Tuesday                               November 24, 2020
7:00        Irene & Silvio Rossi +
9:00        John C. Riccio + – Italo Giannone + 

Wednesday                        November 25, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Phyllis Bruno +  – Nyck Irvin + 

Thursday                             November 26, 2020
9:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
Elena, Angela, & Delia Serafini + – Aldo Laurent & Ilva Baccetti +

 Friday                                  November 27, 2020
7:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00        Sr. Veronica Milyo, FMA + – Thomas Brock + 

Saturday                              November 28, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Frank Tognotti + – Italo Giannone +
5:00        Maria & Luigi Ghiglieri +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Nellie Picolotto – Anna Figone
Wadyr Pereira Simões

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. School has started, but could sure use your help!

All Souls: November is the month of all the faithful departed. There are All Souls envelopes on the tables by the entrances to the Church. You may turn them in to the sacristan, put them in the collection bins, or turn them in to the parish office.

Church Open, Public Masses Resumed: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular schedule, except that on Sundays, until further notice, Masses will be at 8:45 (English) ; 10:15AM (Chinese/English); 1:00 (Italian/English) & 5:00PM. (English).

Sunday Rosaries: We have the two regular Sunday Rosaries today, the Rosary Walk at 2:30, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary at 3PM. The ZOOM logon info is here:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

11/22/2020 星期日 Sunday 下午3 PM

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

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Parking available.

Thanksgiving Day: On Thanksgiving, as always, there will be just one Mass, at 9:00 AM. Join us in thanking God before spending time with your loved ones!

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

Salesian Anniversary Mass: On November 30, the Feast of St. Andrew, patron of our Salesian Province, there will be a special Mass celebrating anniversaries of Religious Profession and Ordination. Honorees will include our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri, who celebrates the 80th Anniversary of his religious profession, and 70 years as a priest! Fr. Armand, pray for us! The Mass is at 4PM, and parishioners are invited to join via livestream.

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: 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. Discernment is 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 in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Choose Life! “The family on earth is meant to be a mirror of the Trinity, God’s divine ‘family’ in heaven. God intends the family to be our first school of love, holiness and commitment. In the family, we learn who we are — and who God has created us to be. The family is vital in God’s plan for our personal lives.” –Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, “We Need to Stand Up for Parents and Families,” July 8, 2011.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Please visit
parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form  here and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.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                22           Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Monday               23           Clement I; Pope, Martyr, Columban; Abbot,  Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro; Priest, Martyr
Tuesday               24           Andrew Dũng-Lac; Priest And Companions; Martyrs
Wednesday         25           Catherine of Alexandria; Virgin, Martyr
Thursday             26           Thanksgiving Day
Friday                   27           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              28           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 29           The First Sunday of Advent, The New Liturgical Year

 

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