Saints Peter and Paul Parish
Weekly Bulletin

January 21, 2018
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time



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Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20. In the first reading, the reluctant prophet Jonah gets a quick response today from the people of Nineveh. Saint Paul speaks with urgency, telling the Corinthians that time is running out. Jesus begins his ministry by calling four Apostles—changing the direction of their lives.

 


 

Domenico 3A Del Tempo Ordinario

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


From the Pastor's Computer 

Last week a special invitation, “Come, and you will see.” This week another invitation: "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Last week the invitation is general to disciples. This week the invitation is specific, to two sets of brothers: Simon and Andrew, and then to James and John. And the purpose of the invitation is also specific, to become fishers of men.

Scripture tells us that Simon and Andrew left their nets, the source of their livelihood, and James and John did the same as well as leaving their father, patriarch of the family. These two things, nets and family symbolize leaving all to accept the invitation of Jesus. From that moment, their lives are irrevocably changed.

Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB


Particular Items

Baptisms

Marriages

Rest-in-Peace

Becket Savage

Noone Scheduled

Evelyne Coffee - Angelina Sunseri
John Joe Finnegan - Kevin Malone


Archived Bulletins: For our bulletin archives, go here.


Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K will host their annual open house on Sunday, January 21 from  10 am – 12 pm. Applications for the 2018 – 2019 school year will be available. All are welcome! Barbara Simons, the director, will give a brief program overview at 10:30. For more information, please call 415.296.8549 or email prek@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA meets every Monday night at 7:00 PM, in the Parish Center. “The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.”—Third Tradition.

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet on January 23, at 7PM, in the Boys’ and Girls’ Club conference room. The group is starting the New Year with a classic work by noted intellectual and former atheist, C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity. The book it is notable as a modern Christian classic, and although written by an Anglican, is revered by all Christian denominations, including ours! All are welcome! For more information, call 415-421-0809.

Eucharistic Adoration & Bible Study: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Bible Study is also on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM, but in the rectory. Parking available."In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; eucharistic adoration is simply the natural consequence of the eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church's supreme act of adoration.” –Pope Benedict XVI; " ...listen and be silent in order to make spaces for the beauty of God."-Pope Francis. "Jesus wants to see you!"-Fr. Victor Warkulwiz of the Missionary Priests of the Blessed Sacrament. "Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are." - St. John Bosco


 

IT'S NEXT SATURDAY! Walk for Life West Coast: Fr. Thien Nguyen will be leading the Saints Peter and Paul contingent! We'll meet in front of the Church at 11:30 AM and head down to Civic Center Palza. Join NINE Bishops fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 14th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 27, 2018. There will be Mass at 9:30AM celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down the city’s Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit www.walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793. The Walk, now the second largest pro-life event in America, began right here at Saints Peter and Paul Church in 2004!

Check out this year's great video at left and use our hashtags!!

#WalkforLifeWC
#WFLWC
#WalkforLife
#chooselife

 


AND HELP NEEDED! All Night Adoration for Life: As we have since the beginning of the Walk, Saints Peter and Paul will host all night Eucharistic Adoration for Life starting at 8PM on Friday, January 26 and finishing at 7AM on Saturday, January 27. We must always have  someone with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament at this time. If you’d like to schedule a time, call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. The parking lot will be open, and entry to the Church will be through the parish office. "When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then, when you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now." - St. Teresa of Calcutta

YMI Mass on the Feast of Don Bosco: On Sunday, January 28, we will celebrate the External Feast of  the founder of the Salesians, St. John Bosco. The actual feast day is January 31, but, because he is our founder, we are allowed to celebrate on the closest Sunday. The Young men’s Institute will host a special Mass at 8:45 AM, followed by coffee and donuts in the parish center. All are invited to attend!

School Open House! Come visit Saints Peter and Paul School on Monday, January 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., as we will hold our Open House. This is a great opportunity to see first-hand the quality of our students’ work and the community support.  You can also follow us on our Facebook page Saints Peter and Paul School. We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Please visit our website www.sspeterpaulsf.org to sign up for a tour.

Family Rosary Across America: The Family that prays together stays together! Starting Monday, January 15, Relevant Radio is proud to present the Family Rosary Across America. This is the first LIVE and interactive radio program to bring the entire country together at the same time to pray the rosary. Fr. Dave Heney leads the rosary LIVE from Los Angeles, Monday through Friday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Tune in here!

Attn: MEN! St. Patrick’s Discernment Retreat Weekend: From Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 4, St. Patrick’s Seminary will host its annual Discernment Retreat for men considering the priesthood. To register, contact Fr. Patrick Summerhays, Director of Vocations at vocations@sfarch.org or 415-614-5684 or visit www.sfarch.org/contact-the-office-of-vocations. All parishioners, please help by praying for vocations! “We need men to give up their lives for Jesus Christ NOW!” Check out the USCCB vocations video below:

 


Celebrate YOUR Marriage! On Saturday, February 3, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, His Excellency Salvatore J. Cordileone will celebrate Mass honoring married couples. All husbands and wives celebrating a “5-year wedding anniversary” (5, 10, 15… 35, 40), or over 40 years in 2018 are invited to attend and be recognized. Mass is at 10:00 am, followed by a reception, Suggested donation $20 per family. Registration required www.anniversarymass.net or call (415) 614-5680 Please register by: January 26, 2018 Questions/information:  (415) 614-5680. (Above left: some of our SSPP married couples!)

Sons and Daughters of Italy's Polenta and Sausage Dinner: on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St. NO-HOST COCKTAILS at 6:00 P.M. with DINNER at 7:00 P.M. Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausage, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price for this fundraiser is $40 per person.  No payments will be accepted at the door. Deadline for Reservations is Monday, February 5. Invite your family and friends to this fun event! Please call Linda at 415-235-5974, Lisa at 415-307-8034 orMaria at 415-370-3956 for information and reservations.

RCIA News! Congratulations to the Catechumens and Candidates of the RCIA program on their reception of the Rite of Acceptance on January 7. The participants are well on their way towards their journey through study, prayer and attendance in the Liturgy of the Word.

CCD News:  Congratulations to the 18 students of Sts. Peter & Paul School and Rel. Edu-CCD program on their conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on January 5. The Archbishop reminded the Confirmandi to continue learning and maturing in their faith by study, prayer and service.

Mille Grazie! To our stellar volunteer cleaning crew who prepped the rectory kitchen for the new paint and floor. Thanks to Brian and Maureen Hayes, Margaret McDonnell, Brigid McCormick, Lavinda Han, Joseph Lui, Marc Bruno, Nicola Anelli, and Gibbons Cooney. And thanks to Mr. George Avdalas from Sherwin-Williams on 1503-A Sloat Blvd., for the paint, primer, sanding and other painting tools for the job, and for Mr. Steve from Armstrong Flooring at 369 West Portal, who helped with the flooring! We really appreciate it!

Communion and Liberation: Our local chapter of Communion and Liberation, a worldwide order of lay Catholics, meets weekly on Thursdays, at 7PM, in the parish center. In 2007, Pope Emeritus Benedict said Communion and Liberation “…offers a profound way of life and actualizes the Christian faith, both in a total fidelity and communion with the Successor of Peter and with the Pastors who assure the governing of the Church, and through spontaneity and freedom that permit new and prophetic, apostolic and missionary achievements.” To learn more, visit www.english.clonline.org or email Franco Regguzoni at franksfo2003@gmail.com

NEW! Saints Peter and Paul Altar Society: We are forming an altar society whose ministry will be making  sure our beautiful altars and altar linens are immaculate. This is a ministry that can make good use of the abilities of both men and women as well as young and old. Please call Gibbons at 415-421-0809 or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org


The Consecration to Mary! On October 7, the Archdiocese of San Francisco was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our blessed and ever-faithful mother! Here is an excerpt from Archbishop Cordileone’s Message at the Consecration, urging each and every Catholic in the Archdiocese to follow the urgent pleas of Our Lady at Fatima: “Our Lady at Fatima called the children to prayer, penance, and adoration. I repeat that call to you: I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to pray the rosary every day, as she asked, and the family rosary once a week.  I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to fast every Friday of the year, as she asked, giving up some food such as meat, or drink, or sweet, or even a whole meal.  I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to adore silently before the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus once a week, as she asked--fifteen minutes, a half hour, and hour. I am calling every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to these simple but most effective practices, as Our Lady asked, for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world. Only she can help us.” Check out this great video:

 

 


School Applications: Saints Peter and Paul School now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. To schedule a tour, please visit our website:  www.sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education for Youth (CCD) 2017-2018:  This year's Catechetical Theme is Living As Missionary Disciples. Sts. Peter and Paul’s Religious Education--CCD program from August 20, 2017 through May 13, 2018. This program is designed for Kindergarten through 8th grade students who do not have access to daily religious instruction in school, all children are welcome. Classes are from 9:45 - 11:00 AM on Sundays, right after the 8:45 AM Mass. Registration forms are available at the back of the church as well as at the Parish Office, or may be downloaded here. Pray with your teachers on Catechetical Sunday September 17, 2017.  Email:  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Volunteer Religious Education (CCD) Teachers: We are looking for volunteers who would like to teach Grade school students.  Join us in this honorable ministry of teaching. Please email ete@sspeterpaulsf.org or call (415) 421-0809.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or completing your Sacraments of Initiation of First Communion and/or Confirmation, or you know someone who is, please contact the parish office at 415-421-0809.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word: CLOW is held at the Sunday 8:45 AM Mass. This is a way for our youngest members to hear the Gospel proclaimed in language they can understand and relate to their own lives. Children ages 3-6 and interested parents will be dismissed to the gym with their catechists (fellow parents Tom and Eileen Boles) prior to the First Reading and will return during the Offertory procession. No registration is required.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eileen Emerson-Boles: eileenemerson@yahoo.com


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

 


More Choose Life! “Pope Francis has seen a deeper link between the poor and the unborn. They are both among the first victims of a ‘throw-away society.’” –Poverty and Abortion: A Vicious Cycle”USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191. Left: same baby before and after birth.


More Choose Life! You can watch the videos of representatives of Planned Parenthood and other organizations discussing the trade in parts of the bodies of aborted babies. If they do not make you furious and disgust you, you should probably ask yourself why.

Saturday Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy at St. Francis: Our friends over at the Porziuncula at the Shrine of St. Francis, at Columbus and Vallejo, are now praying the Rosary every Saturday at 2:30 PM, followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3PM. Join them! For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

More Choose Life! The newly formed Archdiocesan Bioethics Working Group--composed of local physicians and nurses, theologians and philosophers--is interested in hearing about your recent experiences and responding to your questions and ethical concerns, on issues related to death and dying. Please contact them through the Archdiocesan Respect Life Program by emailing evansv@sfarchdiocese.org or calling 415-614-5533 or writing to Respect Life Program, Archdiocese of San Francisco, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109.

New Catholic San Francisco facebook page: Check out the new Facebook page of Catholic San Francisco, the Archdiocesn newspaper here. Please 'Like' it and share it with your friends! And if you have events of interest to other Catholics. please feel free to post. All are subject to the Admin's approval.


 

School Applications: We are still accepting applications for grades K-8. Please call the school for a tour (415-421-5219).

Sponsor a Student! Are you able to help a student receive a Catholic education? Our school is receiving more request for financial aid than ever before. If you are in a position to help a less fortunate student receive a Catholic education, please call Dr. Lisa Harris at 415-421-5219 or Fr. John Itzaina at 415-421-0809.

Pre-K Applications: Our Laura Vicuña Pre-Kindergarten, the oldest Catholic Pre-K in San Francisco, is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Contact the Director, Barbara Simons, or visit www.sspeterpaulsf.org/prek/ to learn more

SS. Peter and Paul's Racial Non-Discrimination Policy: “SS Peter & Paul School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. SS Peter & Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age sex, or disability in administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise, SS. Peter and Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.”


Marriage Resources

Choose Life! “Marriage needs to be strengthened, not redefined. Cohabitation, divorce, and contraception all erode marriage’s meaning as a public, total, lifelong, and fruitful communion of persons between husband and wife. The latest challenge to marriage, the proposal that sexual difference doesn’t matter, removes the very basis of marriage’s meaning as a one-flesh communion, open to children, making the definition of marriage in law (and thereby culture) open to limitless variation and ultimately meaningless.” –United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “Marriage: Unique for a Reason. One Man, One Woman, For Life.”


Our Archdiocese is blessed with a very capable and hardworking Director of the Ministry of Marriage and Family Life, Mr. Ed Hopfner. Here some resources from his office:

It's not your Grandmother's Family Planning
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a modern method a couple can use to regulate fertility. It is based on up-to-date medical and scientific research and replaces the old ‘rhythm method’ which went out of favor in the 1950’s.  It is individualized for each couple – because every woman is unique. Contact Ed Hopfner for more information-- (415) 614-5547 or by email at hopfnere@sfarchdiocese.org

Family Planning can improve marriages
Natural Family Planning (NFP) has been shown to improve marriages - published studies have shown increased marital satisfaction. It also greatly improves marital communications. NFP is free after the initial training, and empowers couples by giving them highly accurate information about their own fertility, rather than relying on a third party.  Finally, NFP couples typically have extremely low divorce rates; one study of 1100 couples in CA showed a divorce rate of less than 2% over 24 years. Contact Ed Hopfner for more information-- (415) 614-5547 or by email at hopfnere@sfarchdiocese.org.

Do you know someone struggling with infertility?
Modern medicine has made great strides in helping couples overcome infertility, by restoring reproductive health through the application of Natural Procreative Technology™.  Yet many people, even in the medical profession, are still unfamiliar with it, even though it has a success rate of up to 75% in restoring natural fertility.  Contact Ed Hopfner for more information-- (415) 614-5547 or by email at hopfnere@sfarchdiocese.org.

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE?
Call Retrouvaille (415) 893-1005

Do you feel lost and alone?
Are you hurt, frustrated, or angry with each other?
Have you thought about separation or divorce?
Would you simply like to improve communication skills?

In Vatican City, Sep 26, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI met with Retrouvaille participants an explained that when a marriage is suffering, the spouses are facing an opportunity that "will help them to grow." Guided by Mary and with the help of the Lord, their love will be purified, deepened and strengthened.

Retrouvaille is the name of a Catholic Ministry designed to help heal and renew marriages. The word Retrouvaille simply means ‘rediscovery’.  The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage.   Retrouvaille is not just for hurting couples and welcomes all couples wanting to bring new life to your marriage.  Couples of all faiths and those with no faith tradition are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The ultimate goal of Retrouvaille is solely to help save marriages.

Retrouvaille is not a retreat, marriage counseling, or a sensitivity group. There are neither group dynamics nor group discussions on the weekend. It is not a time for hurting; it is a time for healing.  For more information go to ……www.retrouvaille.org.  Next SF weekend -  Nov 6-8  (East Bay Sept 18-20, San Jose Aug 14-16, Sacramento July 10-12, Oct 9-11)

Marriage Encounter

Scripture says about married people that “Two shall live as one”. How often do you find yourselves living as two? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend can help you get back to basics in this complicated day and age. For more information, go to www.sanfranciscowwme.org or call Paul & Yvonne at 650.366.7093. 2015 San Francisco/ Santa Rosa Weekends: Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park: Nov 20-22. Space is limited so apply early.

Married Couples! Would you like to relive the excitement, romance and passion from your honeymoon? Rekindle that spark on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Call Paul & Yvonne at 650.366.7093 or go to www.sanfranciscowwme.org. 2015 San Francisco/Santa Rosa Weekends: Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park: Nov 20-22. Space is limited; apply early.

Jesus is the good shepherd and laid down his life for us that we may have new life. Give your marriage new life by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. For more information, go to www.sanfranciscowwme.org or call Paul & Yvonne at 650.366.7093. 2015 San Francisco/Santa Rosa Weekends: Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park: Nov 20-22. Space is limited; apply early.

Chinese (Cantonese) Marriage Encounter - For more information please call Peter or Gloria Yee at 415-681-4921, or email nca.camea@gmail.com, or visit our web site www.camea.org.

     

More Choose Life: “Federal law had been generous in protecting the rights of individuals and institutions to act according to their religious beliefs and moral convictions. But political forces are now injecting themselves into the lives of Catholics and Church organizations, sub-stituting their own secular ideology for the Church’s beliefs.

Some say the Church should leave politics alone and concentrate on teaching the faith and serving the needy. But what if the State says the Church may not follow her teachings, even in her own institutions? What if the State limits the Church’s ability to serve the needy? What if it says a Catholic nurse has no right to her livelihood because she will not help perform abortions? What if the Church cannot act on her teaching that marriage is a union of one man and one woman?” -United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Bulletin Insert on Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty.

USA Today had a very good interview with His Excellency earlier this year.


Neat Links:

Pregnant? Need Help? Call 1-800-910-0191: That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project now has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help!

Communion to the Sick & Homebound: Priests or Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are available to bring the Blessed Sacrament to those who cannot attend Mass. Call 421-0809 for more information.


Holy Name Society. The Holy Name Society is a men’s group which expresses devotion to the Holy Name of God by attending weekly Mass and setting good examples for youth, by praying and saying the rosary. A group Mass is celebrated at 8:45 AM on the second Sunday of each month. The Society was founded more than 700 years ago! The SS. Peter and Paul HNS is seeking new members. School dads are especially invited to join. 415-421-0809 or Gemini6824@hotmail.com for more information.


Now, THIS is cool: The Vatican has released a high-resolution 360-degree viewable webpage of the Sistine Chapel. You can check it out here. Thanks to parishioner Al Fontes, who showed it to us.

Want to see a great Catholic Movie? Vist our "Year of the Priest" film festival page for lots of recommendations and trailers.


Marriage Matters to Kids! Proposition 8 forced us to confront important questions, that retain their importance even though the election is over.

What is the meaning of Marriage?
Do Children have a fundamental right to a Mother and a Father?
Do Mothers matter? Do Fathers matter?
Does natural marriage benefit society?
If so, what are the dangers of redefining marriage?
What about equality, and the dignity of the homosexual person?

Watch the video below, and listen to Catholic bishops and priests, (including a charming episode with SSPP’s own Fr. Armand Oliveri!) marriage counselors, lawyers, and people just like you, describe what marriage means and why we are called to protect it.

 


Help the Elderly! Some of our wonderful older parishioners are now in convalescent hospitals. They would love to have visitors! If you would like to be a part of this important and rewarding ministry, or if you know of a person who might like a visit, please call Gibbons at 421-0809, or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org

Holy Name Society: The Holy Name Society is a worldwide organization of Catholic men that was founded more than 700 years ago. Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, a monthly Society Mass and various good works are the HNS mission. For more information about the HNS, please email to stppholyname@sbcglobal.net

Latin Mass: On every first Sunday of the month at 11:45 the Mass will be celebrated in Latin, with Gregorian Chant. For an English/Latin Mass guide, click here.Tell your friends!

Vatican YouTube Channel: Did you know the Vatican has it's own YouTube Channel, with lots of important video? Neither did I, but they do. Go here. It's updated regularly.

Very cool Vatican resource: Clerus.org, the Congregation for the Clergy at the Holy See has a great new website called "Bibliaclerus." From the homepage: "This program offers Sacred Scripture, its interpretation in light of Sacred Tradition and the teachings of the Magisterium, with appropriate theological commentary and exegesis."

Travelling? Find a Mass anywhere in the world. Visit Masstimes.

Compendium of the Catechism: The Vatican has a great new online resource. It is the "Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church." You can check it out here.

Catholic Search Engine: There is a nice new Catholic search engine out there in cyberspace. It is www.mycatholic.com. It has a built in Google search engine, links to top news stories, links to Catholic news agencies, plus lots of liturgical info updated daily. Check it out!


Catholic Radio: Immaculate Heart Radio’s newest station is in the Bay Area! It’s 1260 on your AM dial. Tune in to hear the best of Catholic Radio, or you can listen online by going here.


And Catholic TV! Visit EWTN for just about everything Catholic. Click on the logo at right.


 

Catholics for the Common Good:

One of our most effective pro-life & social justice groups is Catholics for the Common Good. To learn more, click on the logo at right.


   Prayer for our Men and Women In Military Service

O Prince of Peace, we humbly ask Your protection for all our men and women in military service. Give them unflinching courage to defend with honor, dignity and devotion the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil. Guard our churches, our homes, our schools, our hospitals, our factories, our buildings and all those within from harm and peril. Protect our land and its peoples from enemies within and without. Grant an early peace with victory founded upon justice. Instill in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere a firm purpose to live forever in peace and good will toward all. Amen.

Please pray for:

Jean Berres, Sr. Paula Wong, Suzanne, Aibee Mae Cua, Lawrence Render, Elicia Alla Scully, Domenico Federico, Agnes, W. Woo, Don Baylor, Henrietta Heir, Linda Dow, Kathy, Ron Tamm, Rodney Corsiglia, Phyllis Libatique, Dan, Diana Pacini, Yvonne, Jason Pimental, Eva Pepin, Annette Ward, Catherine De Luca, Gene, Pina, Ali Mae, Bill Henderson, Brigid Reginato, Mark Carico, Tina, Diane, Jean A. Massey, Peter P. English, Robert Elliot, George Wassmer, Totoy Aquino, Emily Lee, Carlos Galarrita, Jo Fernan, Al Moresi, Eleanor Dito, Lacey Sikora, Enrico, Betsy Goodwill, Archie Lotto & Mina Elie, Frances Marie Padilla, Kay, Ray & Tina Bianchini, Victor Lampe, Virginia Dunwell, Jean Patanè, Maria Groppi, Dee Massa, Chris Denny, Jerry Bini, Jr., Esther Castagnola, Valeria Brown, Beverly Kies, Martin Lamkin, Aloma Dawson, Special Intention, For our people in the Armed Forces, Irene Enriquez, Teresita Uy, Marilyn Marano, Frances Peters, Nancy Baccei, Anne & Walter, Ron & Jeanie, Necy Ago, Dr. Lorraine Sibley, Scott Bartlett, Gerrie Davis, Janet Johnston, Bill Sckzraybalo, Fred Hankinson, Jim Hutelmyer, Peter, Connie Heinze, Christopher Snook, Mike Sosa, James Horan, Loretta Tribulato, Rolando Rodriguez, Jiovanni, Edna Tavares, Pat May, Susanna, Rachel, Bob, Monchie Mariano, Nick Nessix, Gilberto Potoy, Mrs. Blanco, Rachel Pozivenec, Andrew Schott, Cheryl Thomas, Walter Anthony Merlino, Mary Ann Hulett, The Olsen Family, Bob McPhail, Charles Gibbs, Gary, Sr. Gil Lewis, Ken Beckingham, Alexis Ordona, Mary Drayton, Jody Hamilton, An ill parishioner, Virgil & Marcheta Pletcher, Tarooj Maaref, Evangeline Abriam, Ramon Fernan, James Swett, Jacqueline B, Bradley Scott, Lenny and her baby, Bert Simonian, Joanne Hesbett, Lorenzo Simi, Dolores Bossler, Alicia Jimenez, John Smith, Edmond Segrove, Juanita Estrellas, Marco Cuneo, Carol A. Garcia, Loretta, Smitin Mehta, Ann Murphy, Edwin Hickman, Barbara & Susan, Steven Lo Sasso, Ray Craine, Joephine Marie Barasse, John & Frances Capardo, Donna Rosinia, Phillip Kuykendall, Ronald Clifford Miller, Marcheta and Virgil Pletcher, Katushka Fischmann, Catherine Lehman, Elva Guanill, Susie Bruzzone, Lea Barbano, Lars Ullrich, Maria Groppi, Bill Schepani, Saul Ramirez, Diane Smith, Christiana Tran, Carl Zapp, Vincent Buckley, Ms. Colby, Christine Picazo, Joel Rivera, Janet & Thomas Luke, Lusida and her Family, Juner Valencia, Kelsea & London, Frank Cresci, Jenevieve, Jennifer Rosko, Irma Cortes, Maryam (for work), Ernie Bristol, Brad A. Casey, Healing Juanita Estrella, a parishioner with a special need, Albert J. Sievers, Betty Baltazar, Tom Berrian, Sr. Erena Vasquez, Sean Mase, Barbara Wolf, Maria Christine Barden, John Daly, Joann Montalbo, Barbara Conlon and Family, Jeanne Roselli, Rich Mayo, Claire Tilton, Zack, Anthony Matthew Bruno, Candice Hamilton, Lee Goodin, Denise Rojas, Steve Benjamin, Damir Shalako, Jojie Sterman, Greg Lathrop, Chastidy Ronan, Bowen Xie, Maria Salas, Leila, Intention Mrs. Dillon, Intention Olena Kollivan, Intention John Lambert, Alba Bandini, Jim H., Ursula McClure, Charlize Warren, Safety for Fledderb Bryan, Mary Tripoli, Dolores, Hazel, and Kelly, all the homeless & mentally ill of the neighborhood, & all parishioners in hospitals & nursing homes.

To have an intention included, please call 421-0809. 

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday

21

The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday

22

Day of Legal Protection for Unborn Children, Bl. Laura Vicuña

Tuesday 23

Vincent; Deacon, Martyr

Wednesday

24

Francis de Sales; Bishop, Doctor, Our Patron

Thursday

25

Conversion of Paul; Apostle

Friday

26

Timothy and Titus; Bishops

Saturday 27

Angela Merici; Virgin, Founder

Sunday

28

External Feast of Don Bosco; Priest, Founder

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