Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 or 21: 1-14. In the first reading, Peter and the Apostles are reprimanded for teaching in Jesus’ name, but they do not stop for they are obedient only to God’s authority. John’s vision in the reading from Revelation is of all creation giving glory to the slain Lamb. In the Gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples after his resurrection.

 

Domenica 3A Di Pasqua

In un monda sconvolto dalla violenza e ostilia alla proposta di Dio, la forza della Risurrezione alimenta le speranza. Lo Spirito sostiene il nostro impegno, perché Dio è al nostro fianco. La luce del Risorto fa strada agli uomini e li sostiene nel superare anche gli ostacoli apparentemente insormontabili.

 

復活期第三主日

本主日的讀經是若望福音第21章。它記載的是耶穌復活後第三次顯現給門徒們;也可以說是耶穌和祂的門徒的最後早餐。耶穌早己在湖邊為他們預備好了早餐。相信日後宗徒們回想到當時的情形,必會滿心感激並感受到上主無限溫柔的愛。而就在進食後,耶穌三次問伯多祿是不是愛祂,這對伯多祿是件難堪的事,他一直為曾經三次背主而痛悔不已,而這正是耶穌暗中給他機會,賠補三次否認祂的罪過,同時使人也明白,自以為愛天主,不及一心一意依恃天主更實際。耶穌了解、信任他,立他為教會的元首,並且吩咐宗徒們去教訓萬民。

伯多祿和其他宗徒都做到了,我們在讀經一(宗徒大事錄)中,看到宗徒們被拉到公議會受審時,勇敢地表明聽天主的命勝過聽人的命,寧願坐牢,也不願放棄傳揚福音的使命。

不單伯多祿和其他的宗徒做到了,今天在中東的一些國家,許許多多的的基督徒也同樣做到了。我們從宗徒大事錄、從教會史或報章,都可以看到他們不怕萬難,寧死為基督作證的英勇行為,我們的內心是不是震盪不已?我們能無動於中嗎?

 

From Fr. Gael:

Peter is on showcase this week. The disciples have returned to Galilee. Peter decides to go fishing and is accompanied by other disciples. The risen Jesus shows up on the shore of the sea but is not recognized by them. He calls them “children” and asks if they have caught anything. They answer no. He directs them where to fish and the catch is miraculously abundant. The beloved disciple John recognizes it is Jesus. Peter who is lightly clad jumps in and swims to the shore only t find, along with the others who arrive that Jesus has started a fire and is cooking fish and bread. You might say that at this moment Jesus becomes the patron saint of barbeques. He invites them to breakfast. This is the group which had abandoned him in Gethsemane. It is here that Jesus asks Peter, the triple denier, to make a triple profession of his faith. What a difficult moment for Peter who had publicly denied Jesus three times to have to publicly profess Jesus three times. Yet in a profoundly important way this is a most significant therapeutic moment for Peter. Should Jesus ask each one of us three times, “Do you love me?”

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Jack Peradotto—George Peradotto – Isabella Alejo
Syed Hasib – Regan Alice Duncan – Evelina & Gianna Andrighetto

Weddings
Mark Davoren and Hui Zhou

Rest-in-Peace
Marie Louise ‘Marlis’ Tanner – Lucille Busalacchi – Ida DeBrunner
Rosine Ryan – Rich Wanner – Louise Beregerson – Manfred Pertzborn

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  May 5, 2019
7:30 Luigi Marciano +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin & the Tin Family
11:45 GB De Martini + – Marco Michelato + (Conc.)
1:00 Irene Moreci +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  May 6, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:30 Deceased Members of the Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club +

Tuesday   May 7, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Antonia D’Ascoli + – Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

Wednesday May 8, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00 Felice, Carmela, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

Thursday   May 9, 2019
7:00 Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00 Dionisia & Francisco Mingoa +

 Friday  May 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Wedding Anniversary Herbert & Marilou Cua 

 Saturday  May 11, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving Solomon M. Bugayong
9:00 Ilva Baccetti +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul 

Particular Items

Santa Gemma: Today we honor our beloved Santa Gemma, dear to the hearts of the people of Lucca and all Italians, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass. A luncheon will follow. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Old Timers Mass: On Monday May 6 there will be a special mass for the Salesian Boys and Girls Club at 5:30PM. This years Old Timers’ honorees are Dante Serafini (men) and Cara Allan (women). Dinner will follow, for the men downstairs in the gym, for the ladies, at the Italian Athletic Club.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

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

Second Collection: Next weekend we will have a second collection for Catholic Charities. We will have CCCYO speakers at all the Masses, sharing the organization’s mission and how you can help.

St. Mary Mazzarello! On May 13, we celebrate the Feast of St. Mary Mazzarello, foundress of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, our Salesian Sisters. Started in 1872, the Salesian Sisters now have more than 14,000 members in 89 countries—the largest order of women religious in the entire world! St. Mary Mazzarello, pray for us!

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

SFPD Community Meeting: The good officers from Central Station will host a community meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 5:00 PM, in the Parish Center. All are invited to share your concerns or just thank the police!

Ordinations to the Priesthood! On Saturday, May 18, at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will ordain three men will be to the Holy Priesthood: Kyle Faller, Ernesto Jandonero, and Michael Rocha. We pray for these men as they prepare to give their lives in the service of God and His Church! All are welcome to attend, and a reception will follow the ceremony. “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Madonna del Lume Spring Luncheon: La Madonna del Lume Society cordially invites the ladies of Saints Peter & Paul Church to join us on Sunday, May 19th at 1pm at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club to celebrate our Pranzo di Primavera ~ Ladies’ Spring Luncheon Fundraiser to support our upcoming 84th annual Festa della Madonna del Lume in San Francisco! The ladies’ of Saints Peter & Paul Church are also invited to celebrate the Italian mass at 11:45am on Sunday, May 19th, prior to the luncheon at the Italian Athletic Club. The spring luncheon invitations and RSVP forms are on the tables.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 7PM in the Club Conference Room. Topics include “Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty,” by Kate Hennessy, led by Eileen Emerson-Boles; a viewing of one of Bishop Barron’s videos; and a short presentation on a Salesian topic.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. 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!

The Month of Mary! As we all know, May is the Month of Mary! On Friday, May 24, we celebrate the feast of our Patroness, Mary Help of Christians, and there will be a May Crowning at the 9:00 AM Mass.

Choose Life! “Jesus, Lord of Life, transform the hearts of all elected leaders to recognize that infanticide is wrong and must not be tolerated. We especially pray for our Senators, Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris. Open their hearts and minds to recognize and defend the precious gift of every human life.” USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 05 Third Sunday of Easter
Mon-Thurs 06-09 Easter Weekdays
Friday 10 Easter Weekday, Damien de Veuster; Priest
Saturday 11 Easter Weekday
Sunday 12 Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,466.
Second Collection (Home Missions) : $1,961.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

Acts 5:12-16; Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31. In the first reading, the Apostles performed many signs and wonders, and many came to believe. In Revelation, John, imprisoned, had a vision of Jesus in heaven and was commanded to write all that he saw. In the Gospel, the resurrected Jesus reveals himself to Thomas, who only then came to believe. Jesus said, Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.

O Della Divina Misericordia

L’uomo vuole vedere per credere. C’è un “vedere” che limita la fede, perché vuol ridurre l’oggetto della fede alla logica della ragione, rifutando la novità insondabile del mistero. C’è un “vedere” che è condizione indispensabile per credere: perché scaturisce dall’obbedienza nella fede e dall’esperienza del perdono fatta nel sacramento della misericordia.

復活期第二主日   救主慈悲主日

上主日我們讀到福音中三位人物(伯多祿、瑪利亞.瑪達肋納、和若望)對耶穌復活的各有不同的反應。今天又談到另外兩位人物的反應。第一位是宗徒多默,他說:「除非我見到祂手上的釘痕,用指頭探入那釘痕,並用手探入祂的肋旁,否則,我決不信!」他是個要看到、摸到才信的人。他也是說出了一句兩千年來成聖體時,無數人默默地說着的「我主!我的天主!」的禱詞。

第二位是誰?就是你和我,我們對耶穌復活有什麼反應?對福音的教訓持着怎樣的態度?是不是從中文「信」字的含義:「人」(宗徒、教宗、福音、教會),「言」(說)「人言為信」的態度去信?

今天又是「救主慈悲主日」。公元二千年,教宗若望.保祿二世祝聖Sister Faustina為聖人,並定下每年復活主日後第一個主日為「救主慈悲主日」;因為耶穌要世人知道,天主是無限慈悲的,如果我們全心悔改,在這一天辦告解並領聖體,祂要寬恕我們全部罪過和罪罰。

教宗特定今年為「慈悲特殊禧年」。我們固然要感謝天主對我們慈悲,也要效法祂             對別人慈悲去見證自己的信仰。

From Fr. Gael: Thomas won a place forever in Christian memory for the words spoken in today’s Gospel written by John. “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” If he had had a hat, he would have been eating it at that moment. Jesus appears and tells him to take his litmus test. Of course, Thomas backs off and makes a profession of faith. But Jesus qualifies the profession with the comment that those who believe without seeing have much greater faith. Well, that is supposed to be me and you. We are the ones who have not seen Jesus in the way Thomas saw him. But what is the quality of our faith. Do we live up to the standard which Jesus clarified with Thomas? Are we truly unseeing believers or perhaps is there a little bit of Thomas in each one of us?                                                                                –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Rafael Psarras – Elliana Aceituno

Weddings
Pedro Mendez and Shannon Brownm
Brian Hmelyar and Amie Tran

Rest-in-Peace
Dawn Williams – Gaetano Alioto – Marlis Tanner
Ida Mae DeBrunner – Rita Malatesta

 

Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday  April 28, 2019
7:30 Chan Mei Kwei +
8:45 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, and Camoriani Families +
10:15 Kenneth K. C. Chan  +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, & Giuseppe, Cresci + –
Marie Moresco + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 June Marie Blum +
Monday  April 29, 2019
7:00 Peter Domenici, III +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia –
Nina, Gerolama, Luigi, & Bernardo Rossi + (Conc.)
Tuesday   April 30, 2019
7:00 Rita Hess +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwei +
Richard & Maureen Bergson + (Conc.)
Wednesday May 1, 2019
7:00 Intention Salesian Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Rose & John Powers + (Conc.)
Thursday   May 2, 2019
7:00 Maria Fanzago +
9:00 Frank Cresci + – Giovanni Giotta + (Conc.)
Friday  May 3, 2019
7:00 Henry Ravetto +
9:00 Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay + – Dr. C. Allen Wall + (Conc.)
Saturday  May 4, 2019
7:30 Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00 Francisco & Dionisia Mingoa + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
11:00 Richard Gatti +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for the Black & Indian Home Missions.

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

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

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

First Holy Communion: On Saturday, May 4, our students will receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. This is what it is all about, why God became man. All parishioners are invited to attend as the wonderful sacrament is bestowed! Please pray for: Luciana Baubert, James Boles, Nico Calgaro-Worrell, Chris Ho Yin Chak, Chloe Contreras, Christopher Dillon, Eileen Frias, Anjali Gonsalves, Thomas Hain, Gabrielle Jarrous, April Ko, Connor Leeder, Anna Manfreda, Ruby Naylor-Linden, Mateo Pacheco, Owen Reilly, Skylar Santiago, Samantha Schmidt, and Hannah Szady.

Catholic Women’s Day Retreat: On May 4, at Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Blvd. in San Francisco, the Archdiocese of San Francisco presents “The Nature of Women.” The speaker will be Laura Zambrana, M. Div., Executive Project Manger for ENDOW. You can learn more and register here“The world doesn’t need what women have. It needs what women are.”– St. Edith Stein

Santa Gemma: Next Sunday, May 5 we will honor our beloved Santa Gemma, dear to the hearts of the people of Lucca and all Italians, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass. A luncheon will follow. Reservations forms are on the tables. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Old Timers Mass: On Monday May 6 there will be a special mass for the Salesian Boys and Girls Club at 5:30PM. . This years Old Timers’ honorees are Dante Serafini (men) and Cara Allan (women). Dinner will follow, for the men downstairs in the gym, for the ladies, at the Italian Athletic Club.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 7PM in the Club Conference Room. Topics include “Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty,” by Kate Hennessy, led by Eileen Emerson-Boles; a viewing of one of Bishop Barron’s videos; and a short presentation on a Salesian topic.

NEW OFFICE HOURS: From now on the Rectory office/bookstore will be closed on Sundays.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  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!

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office..

New Books Available! We’ve received a number of new texts in the bookstore. We have copies of ‘In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart, The Journal of a Priest at Prayer’ by an anonymous Benedictine Monk. The book has received rave reviews. We also have ‘For Love of My People I will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China’ by the heroic Salesian Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 28 Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy
Monday 29 Catherine of Siena; Virgin, Doctor
Tuesday 30 Easter Weekday, Pius V; Pope
Wednesday 01 Easter Weekday, Joseph the Worker
Thursday 02 Athanasius; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 03 Philip and James; Apostles
Saturday 04 Easter Weekday
Sunday 05 Third Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of Palm Sunday: $5,337.
Your faithful donations of Easter Sunday: $14,737:
Holy Thursday: $453.
Good Friday (The Church in the Holy Land): $975
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or I Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9. In the first reading, we hear Peter proclaiming the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, Saint Paul says if we’ve been raised with Christ we should seek the things of God; he reminds us that Jesus’ resurrection transforms and redeems our whole lives. In John’s Gospel. Mary Magdalene—upon arriving at the tomb and realizing that the stone had been rolled away—runs to Simon Peter and John to tell them that Jesus’ body had been taken. They both go to the tomb, and while neither yet understands the Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead, John sees and believes.

Domenica Di Pasqua
 
Gesù èrisorto. Inizia per il mondo una nuova era. Contro Cristo si è concentrato tutto il male. Eppure il comportamento di Gesù è sempre stato mirabile: pazienza indescrivibile, dialogo per la verità, opere buone, soccorsi miracolosi. Con la risurrezione l’amore ha trionfato sulla morte, sulle debolezze, e sul peccato.

 

復活主日
主己復活,請歡欣!

 

 今天福音記載瑪利亞瑪逹肋納、聖伯多祿和聖若望三人對耶穌復活的反應各不相同。

瑪利亞瑪逹肋納看見墓門的大石被移開,以為耶穌的屍體被搬走,覺得傷心和迷惑,不知怎辦,跑去告訴西滿伯多祿。伯多祿看見頭巾和殮布沒有放在一起,而是卷着,他也不明白是怎麼一回事。聖若望比伯多祿跑得快,他進了墓穴,也看見殮布放在那裏。

 

聖若望宗徒看到墓穴的情形,由於他是耶穌的愛徒,他也特別愛耶穌,他和耶穌心靈相契,所以立刻就相信主己復活了。瑪利亞瑪逹肋納聽了耶穌喊她的名字:「瑪利亞!」這如雷貫耳的一聲 ,使她認出了主。伯多祿直到在耶穌寛恕他,三次問他:「你愛我嗎?」並且把牧民的責任交給他時,才真正認出主己復活。

 

我們一生中,在不同的時段,也會經驗到像上述的情形才認出主來,但不管怎樣,能夠認出主己復活是個大恩賜。因為無論科學怎樣發達,人無法使人從死者中復活。而世上有各種痛苦、傷心失意,但我們有一個全能全善的天主,祂會帶我們走過幽谷;我們有一天也要復活,獲得永生。

 

這是上主所安排的一天,我們要歡欣鼓舞。

 

From Fr. Gael:
John does a beautiful thing in writing about the discovery of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He makes Mary of Magdala the one to discover the Resurrection. She stood at the foot of the cross with his Mother and accompanied him to his last breath and saw his lifeless body placed in his mother’s arms. Oh, the immensity of that moment. Oh, the transcendental tragedy of that death. Now she has come to care for the one she and the other women along with Joseph of Arimathea had to so quickly bury before the Sabbath, only to find that he has no need of further care. He has arisen! She does not fully comprehend that immediately but does immediately go to Peter, the designated leader, now more than ever, to tell him of Jesus’ disappearance. Only gradually will she and all the others comprehend that human history has irrevocably changed. O Death where is your sting! O Death where is your victory! Perhaps we still have not fully comprehended the immensity of that moment when LIFE triumphs over death forever. It took the disciples a while. May it not take us as long!  Happy and Blessed Easter!                                                                                                           -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  April 21, 2019
7:30 Luigi Marciano 
8:45 John Bonjean 
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei 
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Paola & Alessandro Rossi (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo 

Monday  April 22, 2019
7:00 Patrick Louis Ross 
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family – Joseph Luceti (Conc.)

Tuesday   April 23, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti 
9:00 Thanksgiving Sophia B. Martin – Simplicio J. Martinola (Conc.)

Wednesday April 24, 2019
7:00 Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John & Francesca Mazzaferri 
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli – Bassone & Riccoboni  (Conc.)

Thursday   April 25, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Larry Martin
9:00 The Lucchesi Family – Rita Pieri  (Conc.)

 Friday  April 26, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family 
9:00 Rose Hill – Rudolf & Barbara Torrigiani  (Conc.)

Saturday  April 27 , 2019
7:30 Caterina & Filippo Besagno 
9:00 Antonio Corona – Loriano & Anita Belluomini  (Conc.)
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri

Baptisms
Jacob and Joshua Rodriguez
Rest-in-Peace
Dawn Williams – Dora Fong  – Rita Pieri
Lucille Busalacchi – Rita Malatesta – Ida DeBrunner
Gaetano Alioto – Marie Louise Tanner

Particular Items

Easter Preparation of the Sanctuary. Photo from Fr. Jose.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

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

Divine Mercy Sunday: Next Sunday is Sunday of the Divine Mercy Sunday.

Second Collection: Next Sunday we will have a second collection for our parish school.

Santa Gemma: On May 5 we will honor our beloved Santa Gemma, dear to the hearts of the people of Lucca and all Italians, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass. A luncheon will follow. Reservations forms are on the tables. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. 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. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion. For more: Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Many of you will remember the time when there were many religious vocations and a Catholic education was extraordinarily inexpensive. But all that has changed. To pay for the programs we offer means a tuition of $11,165. With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help!! Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809.

 

Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and,
whether first or last, receive your reward….
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy!
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day!
You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today!…
Let no one lament their poverty,
for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn their transgressions,
for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free.
He that was taken by death has annihilated it!
He descended into Hades and took Hades captive!…
O death, where is thy sting?
O Hades, where is thy victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life reigns!
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!
For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the first-fruits of them that have slept.
To Him be glory and might unto the ages of ages.
-From the Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 21 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Monday 22 Monday Within the Octave of Easter
Tuesday 23 Tuesday Within the Octave of Easter
Wednesday 24 Wednesday Within the Octave of Easter
Thursday 25 Thursday Within the Octave of Easter
Friday 26 Friday Within the Octave of Easter
Saturday 27 Saturday Within the Octave of Easter
Sunday 28 Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

 

Your faithful donations of April 13 & 14: $5,337.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Luke 19:28-40; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56. In the procession with palms, Luke recounts the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where people proclaimed, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. In the first reading, Isaiah prophesies about the Lord’s servant. In the second reading from Philippians, Paul quotes a hymn that tells of the “emptying” and subsequent exaltation of Christ. In the Gospel, Luke recounts the events of Christ’s passion: from the meal with his Apostles, to his agony on the Mount of Olives, and then his arrest, crucifixion, death and burial.

 

Domenica Delle Palme

Nei canti del “Servo di Jahvé” il profeta Isaia ci ha lasciato i tratti sconcertanti della misteriosa figura che prende su di sé i peccati degli uomini e dà senso alla sofferenza e alla morte. L’evagelista Luca presenta gli avvenimenti ed i particolari che ci mostrano l’amore del Signore.

 

 

聖枝主日

今天我們看到耶穌騎着驢子慢走進耶路撒冷,受到群眾熱烈歡迎,有人把毛氈和衣服舖在地上,讓驢子走過;許多人揚着棕櫚葉、橄欖葉高聲喊:「賀三納!因上主之名而來的,應受讚頌!」歡呼之聲徹雲宵。可是幾天之後,就在同一城之內,人聲鼎沸:「釘死他!釘死他!」

這段福音使我發生很大的感慨:耶穌願意進入我們的心裏,祂不需要我們像當年的群眾那像高聲吶喊,祂祇希望我們以喜樂的精神,把心交給祂,去關懷人,平靜而誠懇地把每天的工作做好,祂希望常常這樣安安靜靜地在我們的心裏,和我們在一起。

我們生命中也許會像當年的群眾那樣,有一份熱情,可惜這熱情往往很快就消失。為什麼轉變得那樣快?原來在我們心中有一個驚人的事實,我們可以做得最好,但也可以很壞。更可怕的是,這種善惡之間可以是瞬息之間的事,所謂一念之差,籌成大錯。所以我們緊緊地守衛心神,以祈禱、克己、守齋去鍛鍊它,使我們能忠誠無私,堅毅不移地跟隨耶穌。

聖母這天也在耶路撒冷,她要分擔耶穌的苦難,讓我們親近她,她會教我們怎樣和耶穌永遠在一起,怎樣在日常生活中時時和耶穌心連心。

 

From Fr. Gael: This Sunday we read the Passion according to St. Luke. My suggestion this week is that I not write a paragraph or two, but rather invite each of us to find some time today or tomorrow to slowly, meditatively and reflectively read the Gospel and let the Passion of Jesus Christ speak to us. May Holy Week, the Holiest Week of the Liturgical year speak to your heart and inspire your soul.
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  April 14, 2019
7:30 Maria, Giovanni, & Donato, Jr. Rossi +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 GB De Martini +
1:00 Louis Ferralis +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

Monday  April 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +

Tuesday  April 16, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Caterina, Antonio, & Albert Romeo + – Maria Ellen Arosteguy Fay + (Conc.)

Wednesday April 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Louis, Ines, Joseph, & Carmella Greco +

SACRED TRIDUUM

Thursday   April 18, 2019: The Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:30PM Silvio & Elvira Toso + – Chan Mei Kwan + (Conc.)

Friday  April 19, 2019: Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
No Mass

Saturday  April 20, 2019: Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
8:30 PM The Giurlani Family + – Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

 

 

Rest in Peace
Dora Fong – Lucille Busalacchi
Rita Malatesta – Rita Pieri

HOLY WEEK

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of Holy Week
Masses at 7:00 and 9:00 AM

SACRED TRIDUUM

Thursday, April 18
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (No Morning Mass)
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 PM

Friday, April 19
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (No Morning Mass)
Stations of the Cross: Italian: 12:00 PM    English: 1:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: English: 2:00 PM
Cantonese: 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 20
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (No Morning Mass)
The Easter Vigil: 8:30 PM

Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses:
English: 7:30 AM, 8:45 AM, & 1:00 PM
Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM
Italian: 11:45 AM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass Easter Sunday)

 

Particular Items

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: This Holy Week, make time for the Lord!! Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

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

Pope Emeritus Benedict on the Abuse Scandal: Here is a must-read essay on the underlying climate that allowed the Church sexual abuse scandals, which has hurt so many people, to occur.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: This year’s assessment is $89,853. So far 37 parishioners or families have donated or pledged $23,231, leaving us with a balance of $66,622. Join your fellow parishioners in helping to meet our shared obligation. We invite those who can to join the 1% Club—parishioners who are able to contribute 1% of our total assessment. If you can, do it! If you can do more, do more! But all of us need to do something!

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. 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!

Extraordinary Visitation 2019: This week we will happily host Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga SDB, who is visiting our Province on behalf of the Salesian Rector Major. Fr. Arokiam will visit the Church, School, and Club, and will meet with the Salesians, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, and the School and Club staff. We welcome Fr. Arokiam, and look forward to his fraternal guidance!

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Many of you will remember the time when there were many religious vocations and a Catholic education was extraordinarily inexpensive. But all that has changed. To pay for the programs we offer means a tuition of $11,165. With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help!! Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809.
 
Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 14 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday 15 Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday 16 Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday 17 Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday 18 Holy Thursday
Friday 19 Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday 20 Holy Saturday
Sunday 21 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Your faithful donations of last week will be published in next week’s bulletin. Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Isaiah 43: 16-21; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11. Isaiah assures the people of Israel that the Lord is doing something new. Saint Paul professes to the community at Philippi that he considers all things as loss in comparison to knowing Jesus Christ and pursuing the goal of attaining the resurrection of the dead. In the Gospel, Jesus saves from stoning, and forgives, the woman caught in adultery.

Domenica 5A Di Quaresima

Isaia è il profeta della gioia, perché annuncia la fedelità di Dio. San paolo invita a guardare Gesù che ci libera dai peccati. I cristiani, preparandosi alla Pasqua, annunciano che il Signore sta predisponendo i tempi nuovi.

From Fr. Gael:

Today’s Gospel comes from John. Remember that John was the youngest of the Apostles, and his Gospel is the last one to be written. He had time to reflect and that can be seen in the subtle details of this very human story of forgiveness. It is stated that the woman had been caught in the act of adultery which was a crime punishable by death, but where is the man with whom she had engaged in the act? Only she was brought forward. We are not told why he isn’t there, but only the woman is being held accountable and subject to the penalty of the law. Now the scribes and the Pharisees really do not give a hoot about the woman nor really even about the law (after all it is not being applied to her partner in sin). They really only want to get at Jesus. They are willing to sacrifice the life of the woman to achieve the intention of their vicious attitude towards Jesus. But Jesus succinctly in a very human simple way foils their attempt. “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” And slowly they left beginning with the elders. Bravo Jesus! Recognize the weakness of human nature for what it is and let LOVE trump LAW!

–Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

四旬期第五主日

今天福音記載一個我們熟悉的故事,展示出人類的劣根性。法學士和法利賽人不懷好意地帶來一個犯姦淫的婦人,要耶穌定罪。他們一方面要給耶穌一個進退兩難的抉擇,好能誣告祂 ; 一方面又要處死那位犯罪的婦人。

耶穌並沒有被他們難倒,祂做了一件出人意表的 、當時法律上從不曾做過的事,祂沒有宣判,祇靜靜地用指頭在地上寫一些字。這時原告和被告都急切等待宣判,祂祇簡單地說:「你們中誰沒有罪的,先向她投石罷!」大家都是罪人,誰也不能判斷誰,祇好離去了。唯獨吾主耶穌是無罪的,祇有祂才有權定罪。然而,祂對罪婦說:「我也不定你的罪……從今以後,不要再犯罪了!」耶穌要的是一顆悔罪的心。

我們在《宗徒大事錄》中,讀到聖保祿宗徒皈化的事實,他原本是個殺害基督徒的人,因耶穌的召叫而悔改,把自己祖傳的信仰、習慣、和生活完全放棄了,把它們「當作廢物,為賺得基督」(斐理伯書三:8 )他這種決心向善的行動,出於勇德,就像孟子所說的「雖千萬人,吾往矣」,這就是說,如果我知道一件事是正確的、良善的事,合乎天主誡命的、雖然千萬人阻止我反對我,雖然要放一切,我都要做。有什麼比歸向天主更正確、更好、更重要呢?

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  April 7, 2019
7:30 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family 
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Thanksgiving from Anthony and Anna Lee
11:45 GB DeMartini – Luciana Montalvo (Conc.)
1:00 Francesco Balistreri 
5:00 Eugene Charles Payne, III 

Monday  April 8, 2019
7:00 Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza 
9:00 Fernanda Matteucci – Lucila Roche (Conc.)

Tuesday   April 9, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti 
9:00 Giovanni Devincenzi – Carolina Lopez (Conc.)

Wednesday April 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa 
9:00 Dennis Calvert – Intention Selena and Family (Conc.)

Thursday   April 11, 2019
7:00 Frank DiLorenzo 
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia – For an Increase in Vocations to the SDB’s, FMA’s and Religious Life (Conc.)

Friday  April 12, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Edgardo C. Gamboa 
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio 
6:30 June Marie Blum

 Saturday  April 13 , 2019
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family 
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini 
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri

Baptisms
Brandon Matusow – Natalie Matusow
Vivienne JarrellRest-in-Peace
John Bilci

Particular Items

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

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Lenten Penance Service: WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Tuesday, April 9, at 7PM.

“The reception of the sacrament of Penance has become less frequent.  But that changes nothing of the fact that sin exists even today and that we need forgiveness even today.  What does it mean if we know that man can repent.  That now and then in the course of the year he is obliged, not to shift blame onto others, but to reflect on himself.  To accuse himself.  To see and confess his sin.  To acknowledge that he is guilty.  That he has made mistakes.  And what does it mean to know that there is forgiveness.  That I can make a new beginning.  That there is an authority that can say: Go, your sins are forgiven.”–Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, “Teaching and Learning the Love of God.”

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: This year’s assessment is $89,853. So far 37 parishioners or families have donated or pledged $23,231, leaving us with a balance of $66,622. Join your fellow parishioners in helping to meet our shared obligation. We invite those who can to join the 1% Club—parishioners who are able to contribute 1% of our total assessment. If you can, do it! If you can do more, do more! But all of us need to do something! Like to donate online? Go here.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.
 
Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. 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!

Mille Grazie! To all who helped celebrate the 99th Birthday of our dear Fr. Armand! Special thanks to Rich Azzolino and Mike Cardella who prepared a fantastic dinner, to Debi and Catarina, who helped serve, to Archbishop Cordilone, who sent a video greeting from Italy, and to all who attended the Mass and recption showing our gratitude and love for this incredible priest of Jesus Christ! To see more great pictures, go here, and check out Archbishop Cordileone’s special Birthday Greeting, below!

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 07 Fifth Sunday of Lent
Monday 08 Lenten Weekday
Tuesday 09 Lenten Weekday
Wednesday 10 Lenten Weekday
Thursday 11 Lenten Weekday,  Stanislaus; Bishop, Martyr
Friday 12 Lenten Weekday
Saturday 13 Lenten Weekday, Martin I; Pope, Martyr
Sunday 14 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,494.
Second Collection (Catholic Relief Services) : $1,845.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32. In the first reading, God stops the miraculous manna as soon as the Israelites are able to eat the produce of the Promised Land. Paul tells the Corinthians they are a new creation through reconciliation with God. The prodigal son demonstrates God’s willingness to welcome us back as soon as we turn to him.

 

Domenica 4A Di Quaresima

I doni di Dio provengono dalla sua generosità, non dai nostri meriti. Ciò che muove il nostro Creatore e Signore è l’amore: incomprensibile, imprevedibile, instancabile. Non solo per accogliere chi ritorna a Lui, penito, ma anche per aprire il cuore indurito di chi vorebbe escludere il fratello che chiede di essere riammesso in casa.

 

四旬期第四主日

逾越節紀念以色列人逃出埃及,進入天主預許的福地,表示人應該與天主言歸於好。讀經一叙述天主的選民在曠野中經過四十年的磨鍊淨化,終於得到天主寛恕,進入了天主許下的福地。又因為耶穌把自己作為贖罪的祭品,使人類得以與天主和好。就如聖保祿宗徒所說的「舊的己成過去,都成了新的。」這是天主仁慈的標記。

福音中記載了浪子回頭的比喻,使我們看到罪惡的不愉快後果。小兒子固然對不起老父,大兒子也不見得能體諒親心,他認為父親偏心,心生妒忌。事實上,有理由去猜想,也很難保證這兩兄弟不會重蹈覆轍,這正是我們人類的困境,我們一次又一次犯錯,但我們天上慈父無限仁愛,祇要我們能真心痛悔,決心改過,藉着告解聖事,就可以回歸天父,重獲義子的名份。另一方面,如果一個人循例地、沒有崇敬的心,每主日參與彌撒守誡命,就以為理所當然地得到天堂的福份,也就像比喻中的長子了。

四旬期是靈魂新生的最好機會,我們一生不斷地需要悔改更新。所謂悔改,不單指犯大罪,就連小罪、缺失和惡習,都得盡力消除,好能去惡遷善,日進於德。讓我們用心默想,細心察看有那些地方需要改善,讓我們祈求耶穌和聖母幫助,使我們認清自己的過犯,努力成為堪當天主的義子,不辜負耶穌救贖之恩。

From Fr. Gael: This piece of scripture is a masterpiece in the Gospel of Luke. It is Jesus painting a Rembrandt portrait of his Father. By the way, go online and look for Rembrandt’s painting of the encounter of the Loving Father with the Prodigal Son. It is a masterpiece of light and darkness. The son comes into the light of the forgiving father. The unforgiving brother stays in the dark shadows of the portrait. The portrait in visual portrait is a powerful portrayal of the power of the words of the parable. The problem is that we would need 50 pages to lightly touch upon the powerful detail of the parable. If the devil is in the details, then the power and magnanimity of God’s loves gushes out in the multifaceted innuendo of Luke’s telling of the story. Suffice it to say, that the son in repentance walks towards the Father, and the Father in a torrent of loving forgiveness runs to the Son. And this is the way that Jesus paints the portrait of his Father. What do you think of that? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Lucia Montalvo – Marie Moresco
William L. Jamison – John Bilci

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  March 31, 2019
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Luigi Marciano 
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 Ernesto Bacino & Carla Ferrando 
1:00 Robert Emmet Quigly 
5:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini 

Monday  April 1, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family 
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri – Happy Birthday Eva Muntean (Conc.)

Tuesday   April 2, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti 
9:00 Special Blessings Martino Maranghi

Wednesday April 3, 2019
7:00 Felice & Grazia Spingola 
9:00 Chan Mei Kwei – Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay  (Conc.)

Thursday   April 4, 2019
7:00 Les & Teresa Favrat 
9:00 Birthday of John Borzoni – Pino & Nicola Calcagno  (Conc.)

 Friday  April 5, 2019
7:00 For an Increase in Vocations to the SDB’s, FMA’s,0  And Religious Life
9:00 Salvatore Rinaldi – Richard Spielman  (Conc.)
6:30 Chan Mei Kwei 

 Saturday  April 6, 2019
7:30 Peter Domenici 
9:00 Mary & Joseph Lavin – Lynn DeMarco  (Conc.)
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families 

Particular Items

Second Collection:
Today we have a second collection for Catholic Relief Services, helping the poorest of the poor all over the world.Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

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

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal assessment is $89,853. So far 34 parishioners have donated/pledged $20,767, leaving us with a balance of $69,086. Join the 1% Club! That’s parishioners who can give 1% of our total amount ($898). If you can, do it, do it! If you can do more, do more! If you can do less, do that too!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Tuesday Night Confessions: The Church will be open from 6PM to 8PM every Tuesday of Lent for Confessions.

Lenten Penance Service: (Date Change!!) WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Tuesday, April 9, at 7PM.

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: “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 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!

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Happy 99th Fr. Armand! Our beloved Fr. Armand Oliveri turned 99 on March 30! To write about Fr. Armand’s humble accomplishments would take a book, rather than a column. Beyond count are the number of couples he has married, babies he has baptized and funerals he has celebrated.Fr. Armand was born near Savona in Italy on March 30,1920. He was the fifth child out of a family of three boys and three girls. His family came to San Francisco in September 1929, and settled right here in North Beach. He enrolled at Saints Peter and Paul school, and graduated in 1935. Fr. Armand felt his vocation early: he went right to the junior seminary in Richmond, and was ordained in 1950. He has had practically every assignment: first he was here at SSPP as secretary to the provincial. After 6 months, he was sent to teach at St. John Bosco grammer school, and later he taught at Salesian High School in Richmond & St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower Fr. Armand began his parish work in Canada, from 1955-58; then came back to SSPP from 1958-65. He has served as pastor and assistant pastor at: Corpus Christi Church, Our Lady of Good Counsel (in Canada), and SS. Peter and Paul. Fr. Armand finally returned to North Beach in 2004.

As we wrote 10 years ago: “If Father Armand has slowed down, one wonders how busy he must have been before. He still celebrates lots of weddings (sometimes of the grandchildren of people he has married before), baptisms (again, sometimes the second or third generations of one family) and celebrates more funerals than any of our priests. He visits the sick and elderly, and of course celebrates Mass every day. Fr. Armand is also becoming a bit of a media star: he was featured in the “Marriage Matters to Kids” video last year, and was just in a video shoot for Holy Week put together by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.”

To this day people whom he has married as much as 60 years ago come by the rectory to ask about him. When they find out he is here still, they can’t believe it, and are thrilled to see him. But to describe Fr. Armand in terms of accomplishments is in a way superficial. Because the reality of the man is not so much what he does, but what and who he is: a Priest of Jesus Christ with the commitment, courage, and sheer joy that he brings to all of us. Fr. Armand,  we thank God for you!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 31 Fourth Sunday of Lent: Laetare Sunday
Monday 01 Lenten Weekday
Tuesday 02 Francis of Paola; Hermit
Wednesday 03 Lenten Weekday
Thursday 04 Isidore; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 05 Vincent Ferrer; Priest
Saturday 06 Lenten Weekday
Sunday 07 Fifth Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,856.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,518.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
 

Exodus 3:18a, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9. In the reading from Exodus, God speaks to Moses from the burning bush, announcing his presence as the God of his father, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In Saint Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, he speaks of the Old Testament ancestors, many with whom God was not pleased. In today’s Gospel, the crowd tells Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate mingled with their sacrifices. Jesus calls them to repentance and tells them a parable of the fig tree that produces no fruit.

 

Domenica 3A Di Quaresima

Dio cerca sempre l’uomo che si allotana, l’aspetta e gli usa misericordia. Paolo accenna alle lamentele del popolo per la fame, la qualità del cibo, la sete, il lunghissimo viaggio nel deserto. L’uomo non sa comprendere le vie di Dio. Gesù condanna il suo peccato. Chi pensa che ci sono cose più gravi e più dannose dei peccati dimostra di non conoscere la natura umana.

 

四旬期第三主日

教宗方濟各宣佈去年十二月八日開始為慈悲禧 年,他說「基督是天父慈悲的面容」。這話總括了基督信仰奧跡的意義。在耶穌身上,慈悲活生生地彰顯出來。今天,耶穌以無花果樹作比喻,述說出天主慈悲容貎的另一面:忍耐。

葡萄園主人看見了不結實的無花果,便要園丁把它砍下,免得白佔土地。但園丁懇求主人把它留下,讓他施肥鬆土,給它機會繼續生長。天主就像那個園丁,祂永遠忍耐,永遠給人機會悔改,永遠寛恕。有時悲劇發生,並不是天主懲罰我們,因為天主通常不用懲罰對待人,祂總給人機會,提醒我們,藉聖經、聖母、聖人、良師、益友、幫助、引導、勸勉我們,在我們的心園中施肥、灌溉,務求結出美果,問題在我們怎樣反應。

四旬期是改善我們自己的好時機,我們可以比平日多用點時間祈禱,不單主日參與彌撒,平日也多參與彌撒,又利用告解聖事使我們靈魂潔淨,每天默想聖經。願我們的心受到觸動,不單領受到天主仁慈忍耐的恩賜,自己也要在身處的環境中,效法天主的慈悲,散發出仁慈忍耐的氛芳 。

From Fr. Gael:

It seems to me that the Gospel of the Third Sunday of Lent is about judgment of others and personal judgment of ourselves. The people report to Jesus the case of the Galileans whose blood had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus replies: “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way, they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means!” In other words: “Do you think that they were worse than you? By no means!” That is an awakening for Jesus’ listeners.

Then to make things even more precise Jesus uses the analogy of the tree not producing good fruit. The Master wants to cut down so that it does not occupy space nonproductively. The caretaker pleads for an opportunity to give it one more chance with a little extra care. Each Lent we have one more chance, but it is us who must put in the extra care to cultivate our soil and fertilize it so that it becomes productive. In other words, we must invest sweat equity in the growth and development of our spiritual life. Then there will be good fruit!

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  March 24, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving Sheralyn Sadie
8:45 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Frances, & Giuseppe Cresci +
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday  March 25, 2019
7:00 Soul of Eleanor Sabini +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + –
Chiara & Giuseppe Calcagno + (Conc.)

Tuesday   March 26, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Joseph Gogna + (Conc.)

Wednesday March 27, 2019
7:00 Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00 Lee Friedman +

Thursday   March 28, 2019
7:00 Dorothy Sencion +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Healing John Calcagno (Conc.)

 Friday  March 29, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia –
Joan Caliendo + (Conc.)
6:30 June Marie Blum +

 Saturday  March 30, 2019
7:30 Chan Mei Kwan +
9:00 Salvatore Rinaldi +
5:00 Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni + – Happy 99th Birthday Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB! (Conc)

Baptisms
Ivanka Nahonzaya
Christian Anthony WallinRest-in-PeaceMarie Moresco

Particular Items

The Annunciation of the Lord: Monday we celebrate the Annunciation! ‘The Angel of the Lord announced unto Mary…’Faith Sharing Group: The Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, February 26 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

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

 

Church Concert SATURDAY: The Red River High School orchestra, from Grand Forks, ND, will perform Saturday, March 30 at 1:30 PM in the Church. The program will include works by Brahms, Mozart, Albinoni, and Grieg. No charge, everyone welcome!

 

Happy 99th Fr. Armand! Our beloved Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB, will turn 99 Saturday, March 30! We will honor Fr. Armand at the 5:00 PM Mass. Happy Birthday Fr. Armand!!!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Tuesday Night Confessions: The Church will be open from 6PM to 8PM every Tuesday of Lent for Confessions.

Lenten Penance Service: (Date Change!!) WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 PM.

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!

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

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

CCD TEACHER NEEDED! Ss. Peter and Paul CCD program is seeking a teacher for the third grade children currently enrolled  (the position would extend from now until mid-May, and start again in the fall if interested).  We meet every Sunday from 9:45- 11a.m.  Contact Deacon Edward Te, Director of Religious Education @ edte@comcast.net with any questions.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

New Books Available! We’ve received a number of new texts in the bookstore. We have copies of ‘In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart, The Journal of a Priest at Prayer’ by an anonymous Benedictine Monk. The book has received rave reviews. We also have ‘For Love of My People I will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China’ by the heroic Salesian Cardinal Joseph Zen—a student of our late, great Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB!

Attn: Women! Gabriel Project: We need more Angels for our Gabriel Project! A Gabriel Project Angel befriends and guides young mothers who need help, advice, and love during their pregnancies and with their newborns. This is a crucial and lifesaving ministry. Email GabrielProject@sfarch.org or call 415-421-0809 for more information.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: We have begun our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. So far 29 parishioners have donated/pledged $19,446, leaving us with a balance of $70,407. Join the 1% Club! That’s parishioners who can give 1% of our total amount ($898). If you can, do it, do it! If you can do more, do more! But do something to support the important ministries of the Archdiocese!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 24 The Third Sunday of Lent
Monday 25 The Annunciation of the Lord
Tues-Sat 26-30 Lenten Weekdays
Sunday 31 The Fourth Sunday of Lent; Laetare  (Rejoice!) Sunday

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,876.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

Genesis 15:5-12. 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1 or 3:20-4:1; Luke 9:28b-36. The promises made to Abraham go beyond his wildest dreams—he will be the father of a great nation, as numerous as the stars in the night sky. Saint Paul challenges the Philippians to imitate him and to stand firm and faithful in the Lord. The glory of the Transfiguration gives us a glimpse of the glory of the risen Christ.

Domenica 2A Di Quaresima

O ogni anno la Quaresima cammino verso la Pasqua, ci fa percorre i segni efficaci della lturgia e della Parola, perché possiamo apirici alla salvezza di Dio che Gesù Cristo ci porta.

 

四旬期第二主日

今天,在大博爾山上,耶穌顯聖容之時,天主再度向世人說:「這是我的愛子,你們要聽從祂。」天主將基督給了我們,作為我們的導師。 耶穌願意暫時容許祂的天主性,透過祂的人性面貌彰顯出來,在伯多祿、若望和雅各伯出神凝視的面前,露出祂原本的真面目。目的在要宗徒們日後目睹祂受苦受難時不要害怕。宗徒們一輩子都不能忘記這顛峰狂喜,多年以後,伯多祿說:「這來自天上的聲音,是我們同祂在那座聖山的時候,親自聽到見的。」

這一瞬息的光榮,使伯多祿不知所措,他祇想把這美好的時刻永遠留住。他不願想耶穌受難的事。他要建三個帳篷,為耶穌和兩位古代聖人。他祇想永遠享受這動人的一刻。伯多祿日後明白,主要的不是在大博爾山或是在任何地方,甚至醫院的病床上,祇要能夠和耶穌同在就好了。因此,他跟隨師父走下山,師父在加爾瓦略山完成了祂救贖的工作。伯多祿認清了自己的目標,步武師父的後塵,涉山渡水,不畏艱難,宣揚福音,因為他知道,這是他能達到目標,永遠享見天主聖容的途徑。

天主,我渴慕祢的聖容,請告訴我,怎樣尋求祢,怎樣才能永遠享見祢的聖容.

 

From Fr. Gael: This year the Gospel of the Transfiguration falls on St. Patrick’s Day. That’s the luck of the Irish, and I mean that! As the second Sunday of Lent it offers us a wonderful opportunity for reflection. We might ask who the Transfiguration was for. It wasn’t for Christ. He knew who he was. It wasn’t for Moses and Elijah. They knew how Christ was. That leaves the disciples, Peter, John and James: the recognized leader, the youngest and another. It was for them. Jesus has been speaking to his disciples about his upcoming passion and death. They have not understood nor liked that talk. So, Jesus has to speak with someone about it. The scripture says: “And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.” I would love to have listened to that conversation. It was meant to show the disciples Jesus was connected to the right people and it would do them well to listen to him, and especially his talk about his Passion and Death. Lent is the time for us to listen to Jesus speaking to us. It is the time for us to allow his words to ‘transfigure us” into what we are called to be in his example and witness.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

 

Baptisms
Alice Fallon – Clyde Jaxon Gummere

 Weddings
Chris Petrini & Sandra Pucci

Rest-in-Peace
Filomena Nocito

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  March 17, 2019
7:30 Francesco Passanisi & Albert Joseph Romeo 
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi 
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan 
11:45 GB De Martini – June Marie Blum (Conc.)
1:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family 
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  March 18, 2019
7:00 Giuseppe d’Ascoli (San Giuseppe) 
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family 

Tuesday   March 19, 2019
7:00 Josephine Mazzucco 
9:00 Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB 

Wednesday March 20, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti 
9:00 Thanksgiving from Samuel M. Bugayong

Thursday   March 21, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini 
9:00 Aldino Devincenzi – Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay (Conc.)

 Friday  March 22, 2019
7:00 For an Increase in Vocations to the SDB’s, FMA’s, and Consecrated Life
9:00 Mary & Joseph Lavin 
6:30 June Marie Blum 

 Saturday  March 23, 2019
7:30 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi 
9:00 The Giurlani Family 
5:00 Trenio ’Tuti’ Montecillo 

Particular Items

 

Don Bosco Study Group: The Group will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 7PM, in the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, and will read and discuss Evelyn Waugh’s classic “Brideshead Revisited.”

First Reconciliation: a group of our students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time this Wednesday at 7PM. Pray that they may always grow in love for this indispensable gift from Jesus!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Because of First Reconciliation, there will be no Adoration or Scripture Study this Wednesday.

Rite of Election: The Rite of Election was held at St. Mary’s Cathedral on March 10, 2019, with 42 other parishes from the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Our parish has 2 Catechumens : Vanessa Lovato and Janet Tran,  who were enrolled as an Elect, and 1 Candidate: Albert Mung for full communion. In the picture with the catechumens and candidate are family members: Mr. Tran, Freddy Lavadores and Deacon Edward, who joined and witness the ceremony celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Chinese Faith Sharing Group: The Chinese Faith Sharing Group will next meet on Sunday, March 24, beginning at 11:30 AM, in the Parish Center.

Mass for Life with Archbishop Cordileone! On Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3212 Cesar Chavez St., Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will celebrate a special “40 Days for Life” Mass. The Mass will be followed by a procession of prayer. All are welcome!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Tuesday Night Confessions: The Church will be open from 6PM to 8PM every Tuesday of Lent for Confessions.

Lenten Penance Service: WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Monday, April 8, at 7PM.

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup and bread supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Llearn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities CYO offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit /catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!
Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing groups will meet Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. 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!

New Books Available! We’ve received a number of new texts in the bookstore. We have copies of ‘In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart, The Journal of a Priest at Prayer’ by an anonymous Benedictine Monk. The book has received rave reviews. We also have ‘For Love of My People I will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China’ by the heroic Salesian Cardinal Joseph Zen. As some know, Cardinal Zen studied under our beloved late, great Fr. Mario Rosso.

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

CCD TEACHER NEEDED! Ss. Peter and Paul CCD program is seeking a teacher for the third grade children currently enrolled  (the position would extend from now until mid-May, and start again in the fall if interested).  We meet every Sunday from 9:45- 11a.m.  Contact Deacon Edward Te, Director of Religious Education @ edte@comcast.net with any questions.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Attn: Women! Gabriel Project: We need more Angels for our Gabriel Project! A Gabriel Project Angel befriends and guides young mothers who need help, advice, and love during their pregnancies and with their newborns. This is a crucial and lifesaving ministry. Training is provided, and the next training session will be Saturday March 23rd, at Good Shepherd Church in Pacifica: 901 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044. Starts at 10 am. Email: GabrielProject@sfarch.org to register or for more information, or call 415-421-0809.

More Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club News: Tickets are now on sale for the SBGC’s 48th Annual Gala and Live Auction. The event will be on Saturday, March 23, from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at the Fairmont Hotel. This year’s honoree is Mr. Nick Dutto. You can purchase tickets online at https://salesianclub.org/calendar/ or by calling 415-397-3068.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: WE have begun our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. So far 25 parishioners have donated/pledged $17,746, leaving us with a balance of $72,107. Join the 1% Club! That’s parishioners who can give 1% of our total amount ($898). If you can, do it, do it! If you can do more, do more! But do something to support the important ministries of the Archdiocese!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 17 Second Sunday of Lent
Monday 18 Cyril of Jerusalem; Bishop, Doctor
Tuesday 19 Joseph; Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wed-Fri 20-22 Lenten Weekdays
Saturday 23 Turibus of Mogrovejo
Sunday 24 Third Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week: $$4,559.
Ash Wednesday: $2,399.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4: 1-13. In the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses instructs the people to offer gifts to the Lord for their freedom from slavery in Egypt, and for God’s never-ending care. In his Letter to the Romans, Paul reminds his readers that without any distinction of nationality, all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved. Luke’s Gospel tells how Jesus withstood the temptations of the devil.

封齋期第一主日

從聖灰禮儀開始一連四十天,除了主日以外,直至復活節前夕,都是封齋期。是一段祈禱、守齋、做補贖的時候。舊約中有許多章節記述古聖在重要任務之前守四十日齋以作準備,像梅瑟在山上四十天四十夜不斷祈禱;尼尼微人聽了約納先知的警告,四十天祈禱悔罪,得蒙天主寬恕;在新約聖經中我們讀到耶穌在曠野中守四十日嚴齋之後,受魔鬼試探。

教會規定在這段時間禸,教友從十四歲開始,每星期五守小齋,那就是不吃肉類和肉類湯、汁煮成的食物,祇吃魚類、及貝類。在聖灰禮儀及受難日凡滿十八歲至滿了五十九歲的人都該守大齋,所謂大齋就是每天祇吃一頓飽餐,和吃兩頓加起來不及一頓飽餐的份量。這種口福之欲的守齋是外表的,比如在這段時間不看電影,不作娛樂等等。一種較高層次的齋戒是精神上、行為上的,即思想、言語方面的齋戒 。

為什麼要守齋?有兩個最大的原因:一、為和耶穌一起,為效法祂,祂為我們做補贖,我們為自己做補贖;二、為學習管制自己的意志,比如管制言語,不說傷人的話、不說人是非,自然地管制了思想。管制自己的欲望和身體,能克制就能不以自己為中心,因而能顧及他人,遇到誘惑時也懂得控制。

今天的福音中魔鬼以人類的弱點:驕傲、自我中心、控制、支配、權力、自足慾去引誘耶穌,但祂一 一引述聖經的教訓去擊退魔鬼,目的在提醒我們魔鬼敵不過意志堅強依賴天主的人

 

Domenica 1A Di Quaresima

La Quaresima è tempo di grazia e di conversione, tempo di ritorno a Dio che come Padre buono ci attende. È anche tempo di verifica, per valutare il nostro modo di comportarci nei confronti delle ricchezze, del potere e del rapporto con Dio. È possibile, con Cristo e come Cristo dire di no alle tentazioni.

 

From Fr. Gael:

Here we go. Another Lent. Another opportunity for inner reflection a motivation to grow closer to Christ in this privileged period of time. It starts with Luke’s presentation of Christ’s temptations by the devil. They are three. Bread. Material possession. And Power. Bread seen in relation to the hunger of Christ after 40 days of fasting in the desert would seem at first sight easy to understand. However, perhaps as we look at it, we come to understand that the hunger is not solely about food. It relates to the hungers which at times control us. Physical hunger is one. Emotional hunger is another, Sexual hunger is another. Psychological hunger, still another. Material possession may seem easy to understand at first glance. Reflection leads us to understand that at times we are capable of all kinds of conduct to acquire material possession. And where does that lead us? Power also has many shades of implication. Personal power as a source of satisfaction and fulfillment. Power over other people as prideful control and manipulation. Power that can lead to a multitude of violence big and small towards other. It would appear that there is enough here of each of us to do some serious personal reflection and decide what I must do, and what I must leave behind to follow Christ in this Lenten season. I may have other years of Lent, but I only have this one once.

-Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Jaxon Cannizzaro

Weddings
Victor Ma and Ellie Wang
Ray Friera and Cheryl Villamor

Rest-in-Peace
Elma Cooper

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  March 10, 2019
7:30 Marie & Luigi Ghiglieri 
8:45 Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB 
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 Olga Cuneo  – Healing Gaetano Alioto  (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Jennifer Bugayong and Victoria Bugayong (Birthday)

Monday  March 11, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa 
9:00 Peter Domenici, III  – Maria Ellen Arosteguy Fay (Conc.)
Tuesday   March 12, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti 
9:00 Healing and Strength in the Family Marilyn Stroup and Marilyn Mainwaring
Wednesday March 13, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family 
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini 
Thursday   March 14, 2019
7:00 For an Increase in Vocations to the SDB’s, FMA’s, and Consecrated Life
9:00 Birthday Giuseppe D’Ascoli
Friday  March 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family 
9:00 Linda Pillon 
6:30 Teresa Adelina Machado
Saturday  March 16, 2019
7:30 Henry Ravetto 
9:00 Thanksgiving for Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB
5:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi 
Particular Items

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!

Tuesday Night Confessions: The Church will be open from 6PM to 8PM every Tuesday of Lent for Confessions.

Lenten Penance Service: WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Monday, April 8, at 7PM.

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup and bread supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

 

Some of the 40 Days Vigilers’ braving the elements!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. You can learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities CYO offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit /catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!

St. Joseph Table’s: This Wednesday, March 13, at 6PM, our Madonna Addolorata di S’Elia will present a traditional St. Joseph’s Table in the cafeteria. Tickets are $35 ($10 children; n/c if under 10) and includes open bar, salad, pasta, vegetables, filet of petrale and Sicilian cookies for dessert. Pick up a reservation form in the church or office.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing groups will meet Tuesday, March 12 and 23 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Chinese Faith Sharing Group: The Chinese Faith Sharing Group will next meet on Sunday, March 24, beginning at 11:30 AM, in the Parish Center.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Group will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 7PM, in the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, and will read and discuss Evelyn Waugh’s classic “Brideshead Revisited.”

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. It’s not a solitary endeavor. 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!

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

 

Holy Hoopsters, Batman! It’s the Third Annual Clericus Classic Basketball Game! On Friday, March 22 at 6:30PM, at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep gym, priests of the archdiocese and St. Patrick’s seminarians will lace up their sneakers, take to the hardwood, and dribble their way to glory (well, earthly glory anyway). Last year, Saints Peter and Paul’s & SBGC Alumni Fr. Alvin Yu played great! Parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot, a block from the school. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, 1055 Ellis St., San Francisco 415-614-5517.

Attn: Women! Gabriel Project: We need more Angels for our Gabriel Project! A Gabriel Project Angel befriends and guides young mothers who need help, advice, and love during their pregnancies and with their newborns. This is a crucial and lifesaving ministry. Training is provided, and the next training session will be Saturday March 23rd, at Good Shepherd Church in Pacifica: 901 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044. Starts at 10 am. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809 for more information.

More Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club News: Tickets are now on sale for the SBGC’s 48th Annual Gala and Live Auction. The event will be on Saturday, March 23, from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at the Fairmont Hotel. This year’s honoree is Mr. Nick Dutto. You can purchase tickets online at https://salesianclub.org/calendar/ or by calling 415-397-3068.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 10 First Sunday of Lent
Monday 11 Lenten Weekday
Tuesday 12 Lenten Weekday
Wednesday 13 Lenten Weekday
Thursday 14 Lenten Weekday
Friday 15 Lenten Weekday
Saturday 16 Lenten Weekday
Sunday 17 Second Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,268.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Sirach 27:4-7; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45. The writer of Sirach gives examples of how what is good is separated from what is poor, especially in speech. Saint Paul reminds us that Christ has defeated death—it no longer has power over us. In the Gospel, Jesus uses the parable of the blind leading the blind to show there is a difference between what is good and what is evil.

Domenico 8A Del Tempo Ordinario

Impegniamoci ad esercitare la carità ardente e operose, che noncercamai il primo posto, come non pretende mai di assumere il ruolo di Giudice verso il prossimo. Infatti Gesù ci ammonisce di preoccuparci prima di noi stessi, dal momento che tutti portiamo l’eredità dal peccaso originale con le inevitabili tendenze a fare il male.

 

From Fr. Gael:

This business of the splinter and the beam is rather straightforward talk. It allows us little wiggle room. Jesus, if you excuse the pun, with this eye business wants to give us clear vision. Clear vision starts from within. It is initiated there by thoughtful honest inner vision of who we are and how we operate in relation to others. Only when that hard-personal work has been done do we have the moral and spiritual integrity to look outwards towards our brothers and sisters in careful concern for them. As that is not clear enough in Jesus’ words, he goes on to give us the analogy of pruning a tree so that it can produce the best fruit. The pruner’s hook is sharp and cuts well. But it only by doing so that the best can regrow and give fruit. Limbs of the tree have to be lost so that the entire tree may be its healthiest. And so, it is with us. However, there is often a natural reluctance in us to let go of limbs. We are afraid we may be crippled, but in reality, we will be better than before. This gospel calls for great trust in a wisdom greater than our own. Let’s remove our own splinters and lose limbs that must go. We will be amazed at the results. That is what Jesus seems to imply!

Fr. Gael, Sullivan, SDB

 

Marriages
Nick Ricossa and Victoria Ferrari

Rest-in-Peace
Marcel Ospital – Ralph Castro – Mrs. Villagomez
Marco Michelato – Elma Cooper

 

Mass Intentions for the Week

Sunday  March 3, 2019
7:30 Anniversary of the Death of Amelia DeNicolai 
8:45 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. 
10:15 Soul of Denise Gum 
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Carla Guaraglia Mazzoni
1:00 Fernanda Matteucci
5:00 Francisco & Dionisia Mingoa 

Monday  March 4, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family 
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri 

Tuesday   March 5, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti 
9:00 Graziano Basuino – Anna Ruffa & Francesco Console

Wednesday March 6, 2019
7:00 Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio 
9:00 Luisa Solari
6:00 Chan Mei Kwei 

Thursday   March 7, 2019
7:00 Chan Mei Kwei 
9:00 Thomas Mazzucco 

Friday  March 8, 2019
7:00 James Wiggins 
9:00 Mario, Pasquale, & Teresa Rosugnolo 
6:30 Healing and Strength in the Family Marilyn Stroup & Marilyn Mainwaring

Saturday  March 9, 2019
7:30 Louis Ferralis & Alfredo Panelli 
9:00 Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio 
5:00 Louis & Ines Greco 

 

Particular Items

Relic of St. John Vianney: The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the famed “Curé of Ars” (1786 – 1859), patron saint of parish priests will be reverenced TODAY at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco, after each Mass: 7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am; and 1:00 pm. Pick up a flyer from the tables for full info.

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators will meet Monday, March 4, at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. We will be working on the Lenten Friday Mass and Soup Suppers. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: We have started our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal. Our assessment is $89,853. So far, seven parishioners or families have contributed $3,751, leaving us a balance of $86,102. We invite you, if you can, to join the 1% Club—those parishioners who are able to give $899—1% of our assessment. If you can give more, give more! And if you can’t do 1% give what you can! Everyone should help support the universal Church–check out why in the Archdiocesan video below:

Ash Wednesday: Lent Begins! This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. The beginning of Lent. It is early this year! We will have Masses at 7 and 9AM and at 6PM. Deacon Edward will also lead a prayer service (not a Mass) at 12:15PM, where ashes will also be distributed. Lenten rules and suggestions are below:

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let us know!

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

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup and bread supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. You can learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

Gabriel Project: We need more Angels for our Gabriel Project! A Gabriel Project Angel befriends and guides young mothers who need help, advice, and love during their pregnancies and with their newborns. This is a crucial and lifesaving ministry. Training is provided. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809 for more information.

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities CYO offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit catholiccharitiessf.org and select “Volunteer”  to learn more!

St. Joseph Table’s: On Wednesday, March 13, at 6PM, our Madonna Addolorata di S’Elia will present a traditional St. Joseph’s Table in the cafeteria. Tickets are $35 ($10 children; n/c if under 10) and includes open bar, salad, pasta, vegetables, filet of petrale and Sicilian cookies for dessert. Pick up a reservation form in the church or office.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing groups will meet Tuesday, March 12 and 23 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Chinese Faith Sharing Group: The Chinese Faith Sharing Group will next meet on Sunday, March 24, beginning at 11:30 AM, in the Parish Center.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. 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!

Salesian Theater Spring Production: The Salesian Theater of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club invites everyone to a production of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Performances will be on March 7-8-9 at 7PM in the Auditorium. The young people have been working hard under, and the show should be fantastic. Please call 415-397-3068 for full information and tickets.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 03 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 04 Casimir
Tuesday 05 Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 06 Ash Wednesday
Thursday 07 Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Perpetua & Felicity; Martyrs
Friday 08 Friday after Ash Wednesday, John of God; Religious
Saturday 09 Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Frances of Rome; Religious
Sunday 10 First Sunday of Lent

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,713.
Second Collection (Parish School) : $2,072.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!