Saints Peter & Paul Parish
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January 29, 2017

Feast of St. John Bosco


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

 


 

 

 

Festa di San Giovanni Bosco

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

 

 

 

 

 


From the Pastor's Computer 

This Sunday we begin five weeks of listening to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  The Sermon on the Mount is the first, longest, and most carefully structured discourse in Matthew’s Gospel.

You cannot summarize the teachings of Jesus Christ, for it will take five different teaching sections to do so: the Sermon on the Mount; the Missionary Discourse; the Ecclesiastical Discourse;  the Discourse of Parables; and the Eschatological Discourse.

But the closest that Matthew comes to a summary is in the Beatitudes that are found at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.  The Beatitudes characterize who we are as a community of faith and disciples of Jesus, and it connects these characteristics with membership in the future fulfillment of the Kingdom of God.  These are the promises of an age to come.  They will come in view of our vision of the future that gives meaning to the present.  It does even more than this: the Beatitudes summarize the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, who was poor, meek, who hungered for justice and peace, who was mercy itself, in close union with God, and persecuted to death on the Cross.

Each of the Beatitudes is divided into two parts: the first part identifies those who are blessed: the poor in spirit, the humble, the hungry and thirsty, the merciful, the peacemakers and the persecuted.  The second part identifies how these categories are blessed or graced, that is, their promise.  The gift or the blessing or the beatitude, whatever you might call it is called, in the end, the Kingdom of Heaven.

The paradox is obvious.  How can being poor, the hungry, and the persecuted be blessed?  And yet we are!  The merciful, the peacemaker, and the clean of heart are blessed not because they are so, but they are blessed by the promise of a place in God’s Kingdom.
Today we celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco, father, teacher, and friend of the young.  He founded the Salesians and the Salesian Cooperators, and co-founded the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters).  We regard him as an outstanding example of living the Beatitudes and imitating Jesus.

-Fr. John Itzaina, SDB


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Feast of St. John Bosco: Today we celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco, the beloved founder of the Salesians. While we will be celebrating Don Bosco at all Masses, YMI Members, Salesian School families and students, Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club members, and parishioners are invited to attend a special Mass at 8:45 AM. Following Mass, coffee, donuts, and orange juice will be served in the Parish Center, sponsored by the Young Men’s Institute, Council #613.

St. John Bosco Hospitality Today: Young Men’s Institute Members, Salesian School students and family members, SBGC members and all parishioners are invited to attend the 8:45 AM Mass in honor of St. John Bosco. Following Mass, coffee, donuts, and orange juice will be served in the parish center, sponsored by YMI Council # 613.

Pre-K Open House: Today our Laura Vicuña Pre-Kindergarten- will host their annual open house on Sunday, January 29th from 10AM-12 PM. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be available for our three and four year old classes. And YES, the Pre-K is now accepting 3 year-olds! All are welcome to attend. For more information please contact the director, Barbara Simons @ 415-296-8549 or prek@sspeterpaulsf.or

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

Eucharistic Adoration & Bible Study: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Bible Study follows 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.


 

 

 

Vocations! Two important vocation opportunities are coming up:

Attn: MEN! St. Patrick’s Discernment Retreat Weekend: From Friday, January 27 through Monday, January 29, St. Patrick’s Seminary will host its annual Discernment Retreat for men considering the priesthood. To register, contact Fr. David Schunk at vocations@sfarch.org or 415-614-5684. For more info discernment.retreat@stpsu.edu or 650-325-5621. All parishioners, please help by praying for vocations! “We need men to give up their lives for Jesus Christ NOW!”

Salesian Discernment Weekend: The Salesians are also inviting young men to discern a priestly vocation. From February 10-12, the Salesians will host a discernment weekend at Don Bosco Hall in Berkeley. Please contact Fr. Thien Nguyen, SDB at thiensdb@aol.com or 626-780-4119, or Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB at info@salesianvocation.org or 626-674-2675. All parishioners, please help by praying for vocations! “We need men to give up their lives for Jesus Christ NOW!”


Speaking of Vocations! Speaking of Adoration! Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations! The Church needs vocations! How do we get them? Prayer! From Saturday, February 4 to Sunday, February 5, four locations around the Archdiocese will be hosting Eucharistic Adoration to pray for vocations. The locations are: The Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey, 721 Parker Street in San Francisco, where there will adoration from 7AM to 6PM on Saturday, February 4; Corpus Christi Monastery at 215 Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park, where there will be adoration from 8AM on the 4th until 9AM on the 5th; Mission San Rafael Arcangel at 1104 Fifth Avenue, in San Rafael, where there will be adoration from 8:30AM on the 4th until 8AM on the 5th; and the Monastery of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, at 771 Ashbury Street, in San Francisco, where there will be adoration from 8am on the 4th until 9am on the 5th. For more information, go to www.sfarch.org/prayforvocations

Thanks, Bishop Justice! On Friday, January 27, His Excellency Bishop William Justice gave the Sacrament of Confirmation to 30 of our Saints Peter and Paul School and Religious Education students. May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit be with them always! Here's a fun picture following the ceremony, courtesy of Patrick Gee:


Thanks for Hosting Walk for Lifers, and thanks for attending the Walk! Saturday's Walk for Life West Coast was another rousing success. Here's a shot of the rally with many thousands of people outside of the camera angle:

 

And here is Fr. Itzaina and the Saints Peter and Paul group:

Walk for Life West Coast organizers again thank Saints Peter and Paul for being one of San Francisco's most welcoming parishes!
We hosted about 260 young people from Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, and Southern California. You know Don Bosco was happy!

Here's a group from Phoenix in the parish center:

 

And this little girl completely expresses the spirit of love, life, and hope of the Walk!


 

Wedding Anniversary Mass: The Archdiocese of San Francisco will offer its annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on February 4, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, at 10:00 am. We will honor wedding anniversaries for those celebrating sacramental marriages reaching “5-year” milestones (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, or anything over 40 years) in 2017. The principal celebrant will be the Most Reverend Carlos Sevilla, Bishop Emeritus of Yakima, Washington, and formerly a Bishop of San Francisco. Registration is required by January 27 at anniversarymass.info, and a donation of $20 is requested. For more information, Ed Hopfner at HopfnerE@SFArch.org or 415-614-5680.

Chinese New Year Mass and Celebration: The Chinese Community will welcome the Year of the Rooster with a Mass on Saturday, February 4, at 2:30 pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop William Justice and Bishop Emeritus Ignatius Wang will celebrate, joined by many priests. A banquet will follow in Patrons Hall. Banquet tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance by contacting Fr. Peter Zhai, SVD at 415-614-5575 or zhaip@sfarch.org.

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, February 7 at the Salesian Boys’ ad Girls’ Club second floor conference room (parking available in the yard). Besides a short lecture on Don Bosco, Builder, in his final decade, we will watch a clip Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD, “The Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Lively Virtues.” In addition, we will discuss the first nine chapter of Matthew Kelley’s newest book, “Resisting Happiness.” Copies are available in the bookstore soon for $3.(Also available at the meeting.) No prior reading is required to participate. All are welcome, refreshments will be served. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. For more information, please contact Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net).

Lourdes Rosary: February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. We will have a rosary honoring Our Lady that day at 8:30 AM in the Lourdes Chapel.

School Lunar New Year Bingo and Luncheon Fundraiser: On Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 11:30-3:00 in the school gym, the school presents its annual bingo luncheon. Tickets are $40 for adults; $30 for seniors; $20 for children 12 and under, and may and may be purchased by mailing a check to: Sts. Peter and Paul School, 660 Filbert Street, SF, CA 94133, attn:  Claudia Fernando.

Sons of Italy Polenta Fundraiser: On February 17, 2017, at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street in, San Francisco, the Sons of Italy will host their annual Sausage and Polenta Dinner.  We will be honoring Immediate Past President Linda De Palma for her many years of dedicated service. No host cocktails begin at 6PM; dinner at 7. Dinner includes Antipasto, Salad, Polenta and Sausages, Wine, Coffee, and a Home-Made Dessert Bar. Price for this fundraiser is $35 per person, and tickets must be opurchased in advance- no payments will be accepted at the door. Deadline for reservations is Sunday, February 12.  Please call Linda at 415-235-5974, Lisa at 415-307-8034 or  Maria at 415-370-3956 for information and reservations. 

Help the Poor: What about that old coat or blanket that's been sitting in your closet out of use? Each and every day during the cold winter months people knock on the parish door asking for just such things as these. Your old coats and blankets, clean and ready to wear or use, are welcome gifts for those in need. And think how much more room you will make for yourself at home! By starting "spring cleaning" today, you will make a better life for our brothers and sisters living on the streets.

Parishioner Needs Help: A parishioner needs an IHSS (In-Home Services) worker. The worker will be paid by the state. This is a 60 hours per month job, around 2-3 hours daily. Job consists of cooking, cleaning, and personal care. For more details, call Peggy at 415-515-5308.


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.


Do you know an elderly or home-bound parishioner? Bring them a copy of the bulletin! Or print a copy of our online bulletin at www.salesiansspp.org/bulletin.html. And let us know if they need a visit! Call the parish office at 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 Janet Ross at 771-9130, or email to janetross9849@yahoo.com

Religious Education for Youth (CCD): Welcome current and new students to the Religious Education-CCD program school year 2016-2017 for Kindergarten through High School (Post Confirmation). The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith. Working together with parents to help the children come to experience God through the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Registration is ongoing, forms are available in the parish office. Classes began on August 14, and areheld Sundays from 9:45am to 11:00am, in the school gym. The calender and registration forms may be downloaded from our CCD page.

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


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 Archdiocesan Young Adult Ministry: the Archdiocese of San Francisco has opened an office of Young Adult Ministry to reach out to those of us who are 18-40 years of age. The Ministry, led by  adults in their 20s and 30s, will be conducting listening sessions at parishes around the Archdiocese between Easter and Memorial Day. Young adults are invited to attend and share ideas, suggestions and feedback in order to help determine the direction of the new ministry. For questions or more info, call Andrea at 415-614-5595 or PollockA@sfarchdiocese.org

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.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola have helped many to fulfill their desire to grow in knowledge and love of Jesus and so to follow him in greater freedom. Ignatius planned that the complete Exercises (sometimes offered as a 30-day silent retreat) also be offered as a retreat in everyday life, extended over six months or more. In following this form, the retreatant meets with an individual director weekly and prays an hour and a half daily. Doing the Exercises entails a serious commitment of both time and energy and is appropriate for those already cultivating a generous life of prayer and in regular spiritual direction. If you have an interest in doing the complete Spiritual Exercises in everyday life, our staff would be happy to help you to discern the Spirit’s call and will recommend a director when that is timely. Please contact Fr. Tom Carroll (tcarroll@jrclosaltos.org) at The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos for more information.


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. Visit www.MarriageMattersToKids.org

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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, Evelyn Zappia, 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, 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

29

External Feast of St. John Bosco

Monday

30

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Tuesday 31

John Bosco; Priest

Wednesday

01

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Thursday

02

The Presentation of the Lord

Friday

03

Blase; Bishop, Martyr. Ansgar; Bishop

Saturday 04

Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday

05

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week:

$2,905.

Weekly Donations needed to operate the Church:  

$6,000.

Shortfall:  
$3,095.
Second Collection (St. Patrick's Seminary):  
$1,707.

Thank You! Your parish needs and appreciates your continued support!

 

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