Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11. In relaying the words of the Lord to Israel, Isaiah uses the image of a marriage to describe the relationship between God and his Chosen People. Saint Paul reminds us that the Spirit gives many different gifts to be used to build up the community. The Gospel tells the story of Jesus’ first miracle—turning water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana
Domenica 2A Del Tempo Ordinario
Perché i discepoli credessero in lui, Gesù fece il primo dei “segni”! Chiamati a uno a uno essi formarono la prima comunità. Dall fede è nata e si è consolidata la nuova comunità, quella dei discepoli, perché annunziasse al mondo la salvezza.
依撒意亞先知書中在在表明天主對人類的愛 ｡ 今天的讀經先知以新婚夫婦的愛去比喻天主對我們的愛既堅強又溫柔，專一而又慈愛 ,祂願意與我們諦結像夫婦那樣親密的盟約。「就如新郎怎樣喜愛新娘，你的天主也要怎樣喜愛你」就是今天讀的聖詠。（六二：5）在新約中，耶穌多次在講論天國時，都把它比作婚筵。又把叫人進天國比作邀請人參加婚禮。
We are celebrating the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the Gospel of St. John that we hear today describes Jesus, Mary and his disciples attended a wedding in the town of Cana. A wedding reception without wine does not make the guests happy. In Jesus’ time a wedding reception could last for the whole week and so there were lots of food and drinks consumed. What happened at this wedding reception? Jesus and Mary helped the wedding host, preventing him from being embarrassed in front of his guests because the wine was running out. They made sure the wedding feast could continue. Mary observes the things around her. Jesus performed his first miracle: changing water into wine.
Mary probably went to the kitchen to check, since the wedding party had been going for a few days. She realized that the wedding host had run out of wine. She knew that Jesus could do something. So she told Jesus, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her,
“Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2: 3-5). As mother who cares for everything she told the waiters, “Do whatever he tells you.”
This scripture tells us that Mary is truly a loving and caring mother. She was the one who pointed out to Jesus that the wedding host had a problem. Although Jesus responded to Mary that he would not perform the miracle yet, he did listen to his mother. The waiters listened to Jesus and the miracle happened.
Miracles still happen in our lives whenever we pray and trust in God. Mary always intercedes for us. She is our truly mother.
Have a blessed week!
–Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, Pastor
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday January 16, 2022
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00 Birthday of Giambattista De Martini + & GB De Martini +
5:00 Peter Domenici + & Peter Domenici, III +
Monday January 17, 2022
7:00 Edward Sabini + – Healing Olive Noel
9:00 Carla Ferrando +
Tuesday January 18, 2022
7:00 Anniversary of the Death of Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00 Barbara Vulpi + – Antonio Garcia +
Wednesday January 19, 2022
7:00 Birthday of Sonia B. De Castro +
9:00 Frank & Linda Machi +
Thursday January 20, 2022
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto + – Charles Giovannini +
Friday January 21, 2022
7:00 Laurie Standow + – Eudoro Rojas Leon +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini & Steven Jones +
Saturday January 22, 2022
7:30 Isidora Teñido +
9:00 Ann De Martini +
5:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
Anthony Kosinski & Alina Sinclair
Kathleen Delucchi – Lynda Jeanne Ploe
Miraflor Angelini – Rick Hunter
Pope Francis’s Synod is here! Pope Francis invites the whole Church to participate in the preparatory process for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality. This opportunity will facilitate discussion and reflection to help shape the Church’s understanding of herself and her mission of evangelization and forming disciples. It begins this week and we will be handing out paper copies of the Disciple Maker Index survey or you may take it online here. Scroll down on the page, we are second from the bottom.
The process will continue in February and March with engagement sessions offered throughout the Archdiocese. More details areavailable through the Archdiocesan website beginning in January. http://www.sfarch.org/synod.
Pre-K Tours: Our Pre-K (ages 3-5) is currently scheduling private tours! Please contact the director, Barbara Simons (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 415-296-8549 to schedule an individual afternoon tour.
It’s Next Week! Walk for Life West Coast 2022: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 18th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 22, 2022. The day begins with the Walk for Life Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore. Saints Peter and Paul will host all-night Eucharistic Adoration for Life the night before the Walk. For more, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.
Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet on Thursday, January 27th by Zoom and discuss “Babette’s Feast,” a lovely short story first written in Danish by Isak Dinesen in 1958, later translated into English by Karen Blixen and finally made into a movie in 1987. In addition, members are reading select chapters from Fr. Albert Haase’s book on spiritual transformation, “Catching Fire” which is available to those interested. Meetings are approximately 75minutes long. No reading is necessary/all are welcome. For questions, contact Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, email@example.com).
Church Flowers: Would you like to sponsor a weekend of fresh flowers for your Church? Help beautify the Church, and your intention will be included in the bulletin. Call 415-421-0809.
Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more.
Sunday 16 The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 17 Anthony; Abbot
Tuesday 18 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Begins
Wednesday 19 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 20 Fabian; Pope, Martyr. Sebastian; Martyr
Friday 21 Agnes; Virgin and Martyr
Saturday 22 Blessed Laura Vicuña. The Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Sunday 23 The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
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