January 16, 2002: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

 

常年期第二主日

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。

今天在福音中,我們看到耶穌、聖母。我以為聖若瑟可能也參加了婚筵,祇因為他是個沉默的人,所以沒有記載,可見聖家對於家庭是多麼看重。耶穌不單參加了婚筵,還在婚筵中應允了聖母的請求,儘管祂的時刻還未到,也行了第一個奇蹟。水變成了酒,祂好像告訴我們婚配是我喜悅的,我要聖化它。」又好像告訴我們,有什麼困難儘管向我母親說,她會轉告我,因為她知名我愛她 ,無論什麼事情我一定替她辦到。

耶穌行了這個奇跡,象徵祂和聖父的關係的密切。使門徒們相信祂。今天,在教會內,我們常常看到徵象,比如我們一起參與彌撒聖祭,同領聖體就是一個有力的例子。顯示出天主的愛和慈悲。願我們打開心扉,好讓天主在我們身上施為,使人們在我們身上看到天主的愛和仁慈,相信祂。

 

Dear Parishioners,

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 +

 

Marriages
Anthony Kosinski & Alina Sinclair

Rest-in-Peace
Kathleen Delucchi – Lynda Jeanne Ploe
Miraflor Angelini – Rick Hunter

 

Particular Items

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 (bsimons@sspeterpaulsf.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, franklavin@comcast.net).

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 lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more.

Liturgical Calendar
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

Your gifts of January 9:                  $2,488.
Weekly Goal:                                           $8,670.
Shortfall from Savings:                   $6,182.
Christmas day & Appeal:             $28,643.
Your parish needs and appreciates your support!

 

 

January 9, 2022: The Baptism of the Lord

Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22. Isaiah prophesies the Lord bringing peace and victory to Israel, and foretells the ministry of John the Baptist. Paul’s Letter to Titus reminds his listeners of the saving grace of God in Jesus Christ. In Luke’s Gospel, John the Baptist denies being the Messiah, and at the baptism of Jesus, the Holy Spirit Appears in the shape of a dove. God the Father’s voice is heard proclaiming Jesus as his beloved son.

 

Battesimo del Signore 

Con entusiamo, il profeta anuncia il ritorno di Israele dall’esilio di Babilonia dopo il perdono dei peccati. Dio ha fatto pace con il suo popolo dopo la conversione. Gesù entra nell’acqua del fiume Giordano, si unisce ai peccatori, assume l’atteggiamento dei pentiti e incomincia la riparazione che sarà portata a termine con il suo sacrificio in croce.

 

 耶穌受洗節

 今天的節日是紀念耶穌出外傳教之前在約旦河接受聖若翰給祂付洗,也就是顯示耶穌是天主的節日。耶穌本來沒有罪,不需受洗,但祂願意既然降生為猶太人,就接受猶太人的法律,遵守猶太人的風俗。

耶穌藉着受洗,給我們建立了聖洗聖事。也吩咐宗徒們:「去教訓萬民,因父及子及聖神之名給他們付洗」。我們信、我們受了洗,原罪得以赦免,得到聖寵。因此,聖洗是我們一生中最重要的一日,我們的靈魂潔白無罪。一塊枯乾的土地要有水,才可讓植物生長出來,我們的靈魂因着聖洗的滋溉,能夠結出愛天主愛人的果實。可惜有時我們受了不良環境的引誘,或因為自私、貪婪、軟弱而犯罪,使我們領洗後潔白的靈魂蒙污。

我們應該時刻感謝天主給我們領洗的大恩,也求聖母幫助我們躲避犯罪的機會。聖經告訴我們,人人都有責任成為聖人,也可以成為聖人,祇要我們遵守天主的誡命,誠心依賴耶穌和聖母的幫助。

今天的福音中,我們可以看到耶穌謙遜地和那些悔罪的人一起受洗。而若翰洗者也表示出謙遜的精神,從當日在約旦河的情景,人們很容易誤認他為默西亞,而他卻說連為耶穌解鞋帶都不配。謙遜真是我們基督徒不可少的德行啊!

 

From the Pastor’s Desk

The test results have come in and they say that,
YOU ARE the child’s father!”

This is a declaration that can either console or scare adults waiting for results from today’s paternity tests.

In Jesus’ time, paternity tests were unheard of. A father’s paternity was simply proven and accepted by a man’s declaration that he was a child’s father.

In the Gospel we hear today, God makes that declaration over Jesus as he comes out of the waters of baptism. “You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased.”

Everyone should have heard that and dispelled all doubts regarding the paternity of Jesus. However, Jesus will still have to prove his sonship by the life he lives which Saint Luke will report to us in the Good News he writes.

How will Jesus live out his sonship? The first reading proclaims that the Son of God shall:

…bring forth justice to the nations,
not crying out, not shouting,
not making his voice heard in the street.
a bruised reed he shall not break,
and a smoldering wick he shall not quench…

 Moreover, he shall be:

a covenant of the people,
a light for the nations,
to open the eyes of the blind,
to bring out prisoners from confinement,
and from the dungeon, those who live in
darkness.

We shall experience the goodness of God in Jesus Christ along with release from oppression and darkness. In simple words, we shall be blessed with peace – as the Responsorial Psalm declares.

The Second Reading announces that all this has been fulfilled:

He went about doing good
and healing all those oppressed by the devil,
for God was with him.

If we follow the Lord Jesus – God with us – we are to go about doing good and releasing people from oppression and darkness, not in violent or rough ways, but in gentle and kind ways too: “Learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart.”

By accepting baptism, we conscript ourselves to manifest God among us in the gentle, loving and kind manner of Jesus. There is never a justification for us to do violence to anyone in God’s name. This is how all shall come to know that we are Christ’s true disciples and God’s own beloved sons and daughters in Christ. –Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB; Parochial Vicar

 

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                 January 9, 2022
8:45        Juan Marti Salaverrí + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Tsui San Ng +
12:00     Gaetano D’Amato +
5:00        Joe Frew + 

Monday               January 10, 2022
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family  –  Birthday of Dianne Lynch
9:00        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero + – Antone Cincotta +

Tuesday               January 11, 2022
7:00        Peggy Frew Nehms + – Birthday of Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB
9:00        Frank & Linda Machi +

Wednesday       January 12, 2022
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Thursday             January 13, 2022
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Maria Russo & Luigi Cirelli +

Friday                   January 14, 2022
7:00        Louis Ferralis & Albertina Sultana +
9:00        Birthday of Amerigo Sbragia + 

Saturday              January 15, 2022
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        The Fanucchi  & Lucchesi Families +
5:00        The Louis Greco Family +

 

Baptisms
Catia Brunetti

Marriages
Dustin Marzalek & Jessica Mendence

Rest-in-Peace
Joan Catelli – Anthony Imperiale
Alex Manahan – Fr. Arthur Lenti, SDB

 

 

Particular Items

Pre-K Tours: Our Pre-K (ages 3-5) is currently scheduling private tours! The Laura Vicuna Pre-K has had to cancel their January 9th open house due to complications brought on by the Omnicron variant. Please contact the director, Barbara Simons (bsimons@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call 415-296-8549 to schedule an individual afternoon tour.

Opportunities for Participation in Pope Francis’s Synod Coming in the New Year! 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. Beginning next weekend, the Archdiocese of San Francisco will kick-off the local synodal process in January by asking every Catholic to participate in the Disciple Maker Index survey. The process will continue in February and March with engagement sessions offered throughout the Archdiocese. More details here:. http://www.sfarch.org/synod.

Salesian Saints! January is the month when we celebrate the feasts of a number of our Salesian saints. On January 22 we celebrate the feast of Blessed Laura Vicuña. On January 24, we celebrate St. Francis de Sales. And on January 31 we celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco. All of our Salesian saints, pray for us!

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 lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has concluded. 77 parishioners gave a total of $48,783 towards our assessment of $57,954. Thanks to all who gave and please join your fellow parishioners in the 2022 appeal. It is a shared obligation.

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.

Choose Life! 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 Cordileone. Saints Peter and Paul will host all-night Eucharistic Adoration for Life the night before the Walk. If you’d like to schedule an hour (or more) to be with Our Lord during the night, call Gibbons at the parish office. For more, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.

 

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 09           The Baptism of the Lord
Mon-Wed            10-12     Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Thursday             13           Hilary; Bishop, Doctor
Friday                   14           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              15           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 16           Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Your gifts of January 1-2:              $2,681.
Your gifts of December 25-26:    $13,426.
Your gifts of December 18-19:    $3,409.
Weekly Goal:                                     $8,670.
Any deficit comes from our savings.
Your parish needs and appreciates your support!