Saints Peter & Paul Parish
Weekly Bulletin

February 5, 2017

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Isaiah 58:7-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16. In the first reading, Isaiah reminds us that in showing concern and love for others, we are like a light for all people—a light that radiates the very glory of God. Saint Paul explains that real faith comes from the power of God and not mere human reason. In the Gospel, Jesus uses two powerful images to describe true discipleship: salt and light.

 


 

 

 

 

Domenica 5A Del Tempo Ordinario

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

 

 

 

 


From the Pastor's Computer 

It’s that time of the year when the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal begins!  Our assessment based on 20% of our collection and sacramental services is $90,681.  This assessment is our part of a necessary raising of funds to run the many ministries of our Archdiocese.  United as an archdiocese, we can do so much more to be salt of the earth and light to the world.

So, how is our support used?  Your gift to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal provides ministries, programs, and services that benefit all parishes and people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  Our giving helps us come together as one community to support one another and all whom we serve.  Our support goes to the priest and deacons, their continuing education, working for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  Our support helps all the social ministries like the young adults, youth, language groups, justice and peace.  It helps our parish liturgy and school ministry and marriage preparation.  It helps those services outside our Archdiocese like the US Catholic Conference of Bishops and Pope Francis’ projects throughout the world.

The theme of the 2017 appeal fits in nicely into the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The Gospel reminds us that we, as disciples of Jesus, must be salt of the earth and light to the world.  “Let your light shine before all people…and glorify your Father in heaven.  The word “salary” comes from the word in Latin for “salt,” for salt during the Roman times was used to pay the soldiers.  In fact, salt, salis in Latin, is the root of “Salvation.”  Maybe the connection here is that salt is one of the essential building blocks of life, for Salvation leads us into eternal life.

Please use the brochure, entitled “Living Faith,” for both pledging and one-time gifting.  Be sure to put down as your parish, “Saints Peter and Paul.”  This year we are not able to process cash donations.  All your donations will be processed through the Archdiocese.  Put a stamp on the appeal envelope and mail them in.

Remember, be salt and light.

-Fr. John Itzaina, SDB


Particular Items

Baptisms

Marriages

Rest-in-Peace

Mateo Leo Huang

None Scheduled

Evelyn Rossi - Frank Franzoia
Barbara DeLuca


Archived Bulletins: For our bulletin archives, go here.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Italian Catholic Federation: The ICF will meet on February 11 at 11:30 in the Parish Center. Saints Peter and Paul's ICF has a proud 84 year history, but the group is in great need of new members. We encourage parishioners and friends to join. The ICF gives to various charities, scholarships, seminarian education, the Cooley's Anemia fund and other worthy causes. Come to the meeting and learn more! You don't have to be Italian, but you must be Catholic to join. A "Spuntino" lunch will be provided for members and those interested in becoming members. For more information, call Mara at 415-392-3560.

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.

World Day of the Sick Mass: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is principal celebrant at a special 11:00 am Mass for World Day of the Sick on February 11, at which the Anointing of the Sick will take place. All are invited. The event is sponsored by the Order of Malta, which will arrange rides for people if they need them. The Knights of Malta say: “Bring a friend who is sick and experience a ‘special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s suffering for the good of the Church and of reminding everyone to see in his sick brother or sister the face of Christ who, by suffering, dying, and rising, achieved the salvation of mankind’ (from Pope John Paul II’s 1992 Letter Instituting the World Day of the Sick).” This year's theme as declared by Pope Francis in his 2017 letter is Amazement at What God Has Accomplished. For information or assistance, please contact Kenneth Ryan, KM, at 415-613-0395 or kenmryan@aol.com


 

 

 

Vocations! Salesian Discernment Weekend: The Salesians are 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!”


 

 

Sad News: Sandy The parish, and a number of parishes and schools around our Salesian province, lost a good friend Sunday. Br. Joe’s 17 year-old Australian Cattle dog Sandy passed away. We only had Sandy here for the last few years of her life, but she was familiar to, and loved by, generations of Salesian students at the various schools where Br. Joe (and Sandy!) served. She charmed everybody, especially the tourists daily in Washington Square park. As Br. Joe wrote: “On Sunday, January 29, Sandy put on her red slippers, clicked her toes and returned to her heavenly home.” (He’s referring to the little red booties Sandy wore so her feet would not slip out from under her).We are sure she is playing with Don Bosco’s faithful Grigio right now!


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. 

Archdiocesan Personal Planning Seminars: We are pleased to announce our Spring Series of the Personal Planning Seminars! Topics at these seminars include; end of life bioethical decisions, funeral and burial planning and estate planning. When it comes to these topics, many people do not know where to begin. Because of this, a great number of people die without having had the opportunity to make funeral and estate plans. And when it comes to making good ethical decisions about medical care, many people just don’t know where to receive good advice. All Parishioners are welcome to attend any workshop! The dates and times of the workshops, which are free but require registration, are:
· Saturday, February 11, 10am-11:30am, St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church, San Francisco
· Saturday, February 18, 10am-11:30am, St. Raymond Church, Menlo Park
· Saturday, March 4, 10am-11:30am, St. Bartholomew Church, San Mateo
· Saturday, April 1, 10am-11:30am, St. Hilary Church,Tiburon
For reservations or more information please contact Father Anthony Giampietro: (415) 614-5580, Development@SFArch.org

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!


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

05

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday

06

Pail Miki and Companions; Martyrs

Tuesday 07

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Wednesday

08

Jerome Emiliani, Josephine Bakhita; Virgin

Thursday

09

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Friday

10

Scholastica; Virgin

Saturday 11

Our Lady of Lourdes

Sunday

12

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week:

$3,560.

Weekly Donations needed to operate the Church:  

$6,000.

Shortfall:  
$2,440.
Second Collection (For the Poor):  
$1,804.

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

 

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