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Spanish 9am, Gospel Mass 10:45am. Click here to watch.

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St. Paul of the Shipwreck

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Letter From the Pastor

                                                                                                                                     May 8, 2020

Dear Parishioners,


Fr. Andrew and I continue to pray for the health and safety of all our church family. In our commitment to stop the spread of COVID-19 Corona Virus we continue to follow shelter-in-place orders now extended in San Francisco to May 31, 2020. During this time, we are live streaming our Sunday 9:00 AM mass in Spanish and our 10:45 AM Gospel mass. You can access these liturgies by going to YouTube and look up the page of Saint Paul of the Shipwreck (look for SPS LOGO) or our website www.stpauloftheshipwreck.org. 


As we anticipate the Feast of Pentecost, we are reminded of the faithful disciples also sheltering together and their being filled with the Holy Spirit. We are all called to continue to live our faith and celebrate the Holy Spirit during this most challenging time.

During this time of crisis, I invite you to remember that we are still in need of your prayers and your financial support.  I urge you to be as generous as possible. You can contribute online directly to your parish of attendance at this link:  https://sfarchdiocese.org/lifeline  or you can mail your contributions to: Shipwreck 1122 Jamestown Avenue, S.F. 94124 

I realize that this is a difficult time financially for so many of us, yet, as you are able, we also invite your donations to AAA which remains an important resource for our own ministries at Shipwreck as well as the needs of our larger church community.

We are continuing to provide food distributions to parishioners in need on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30pm (pick up @ FRANCIS Center) and in conjunction with the SFUSD family, school lunches are given out Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:30 PM (pick up @ FRANCIS Center). Please email Guillermo at greece@sfaafbcoalition.org.

Pope Francis reminds us, “Embracing the Lord in order to embrace hope: that is the strength of faith, which frees us from fear and gives us hope.” I pray that Almighty God will bless all of you, your families and friends; and may good health, much hope, and great love be your experience now and always. 

In the love of the risen Jesus,

Father Dan

 

Carta Del Pastor

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Estimados feligreses,


El P. Andrew y yo seguimos orando por la salud y la seguridad de toda nuestra familia parroquial. En nuestro compromiso de detener la propagación del Corona Virus COVID-19, continuamos siguiendo las órdenes de permanecer en casa; ahora extendidas en San Francisco hasta el 31 de mayo de 2020. Durante este tiempo, estamos transmitiendo en vivo nuestra misa del domingo a las 9:00 a.m. Español y nuestra misa en Inglés a las 10:45 a.m. Puede acceder a estas liturgias yendo a YouTube y buscando la página de Saint Paul of the Shipwreck (busque SPS LOGO) or www.stpauloftheshipwreck.org.


Al anticipar la fiesta de Pentecostés, recordamos a los discípulos fieles que también se refugian juntos y que están llenos del Espíritu Santo. Todos estamos llamados a continuar viviendo nuestra fe y celebrar el Espíritu Santo durante este momento tan desafiante.


Durante este tiempo de crisis, los invito a recordar que todavía necesitamos sus oraciones y su apoyo financiero. Los insto a que sean lo más generosos posible. Puede contribuir en línea directamente a su parroquia de asistencia en este enlace: https://sfarchdiocese.org/lifeline o pueden enviar sus contribuciones por correo a: Shipwreck 1122 Jamestown Avenue, S.F. 94124


Me doy cuenta de que este es un momento financieramente difícil para muchos de nosotros, sin embargo, también les invitamos  en la medida de lo posible a enviar el Diezmo correspondiente a este año 2020 ( AAA), que sigue siendo un recurso importante para nuestros propios ministerios en Nuestra Iglesia de San Pablo Shipwreck, así como para las necesidades de nuestra comunidad eclesial más grande.


Continuamos proporcionando distribuciones de alimentos a los feligreses necesitados los martes de 12:30 a 1:30 patrocinado por la Coalisión de Iglesias (San Francisco Afroamericano basadas en la fe) y en conjunto con los almuerzos escolares de SFUSD se entregan los jueves de 11:30 a 1:30 PM. Recogida en el Centro Franciscano. Por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a Guillermo a greece@sfaafbcoalition.org

El Papa Francisco nos recuerda: "Abrazar al Señor para abrazar la esperanza: esa es la fuerza de la fe, que nos libera del miedo y nos da esperanza". Rezo para que Dios Todopoderoso los bendiga a todos ustedes, sus familias y amigos; y que la buena salud, la esperanza y el gran amor sean su experiencia ahora y siempre.


En el amor de Jesús Resucitado


Padre Daniel Carter                                                       

 

First Steps in Reopening for Public Mass:
An Update to the People of God from Archbishop Cordileone
May 12, 2020

You are my shelter; you guard me from distress; with joyful shouts of deliverance you surround me (Ps 32:7).

As we continue to take shelter in our homes to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, this prayer of the psalmist reminds us that our only true refuge is the Lord alone. We ask God to shelter all those suffering from physical and economic distress as a result of this pandemic. I am also well aware of the spiritual distress that so many of our people are experiencing due to the unavailability of attending Mass in person. I therefore wish to send you this communication to update you on steps we are taking to reopen for public Mass here in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

For these last several weeks I have been joining my brother bishops in California for our weekly videoconference meetings to discuss the current situation and strategize how to begin safely to reopen for public Masses. We all agree that we should do this in sync with government regulations for sound safety protocols, and to that end have initiated a conversation with government leaders in Sacramento on this topic. I myself have been in touch with local government leaders here, as well as consulted with top experts in the fields of health care and epidemiology. I have also been in contact with Metropolitan Gerasimos of the Greek Orthodox Church, who has shared with me the similar concerns of the bishops of the various Orthodox jurisdictions in California. The next two weeks will be the critical test: San Francisco has“flattened the curve,” and if this trend continues for these next two weeks, it will be safer to loosen some of the current restrictions on day-to-day activities.

In any event, I wish to inform you that I have formed a committee of pastors and lay people to draft safety protocols, in keeping with current government regulations, that will enable us to begin accommodating our people for public Mass. Clearly, it will be different from what we are accustomed to, since numbers will have to be limited in order to observe the required physical distance and other safety measures. However, working with this committee, I look to find a way to accommodate the greatest number of people possible for Mass while in no way compromising the safety restrictions necessary to protect our people from contracting and spreading the virus.

The dispensation to attend Sunday Mass will remain in place, and so those who fear becoming infected may remain at home in good conscience. The usual advisories also remain in place for those who should remain at home and avoid exposure to any public gathering, including worship: the elderly, those with pre-existing health conditions making them especially vulnerable to infection, those who have recently had contact with someone tested to be COVID-19 positive, etc. Sunday, of course, is still the Christian Sabbath and so must be kept holy, even if in-person attendance at Mass is not possible. You may attend any livestreamed Mass in the Archdiocese remotely via the Archdiocesan website. You will also find there an Act of Spiritual Communion and other resources (sfarch.org/keeping-the-sabbath).

God is our shelter, and God delivers from distress all those who remain true to Him. Let us therefore persevere in faith, hope and charity, trusting that in God’s time and in God’s way, God will surround us with joyful shouts of deliverance.

 

Primeros Pasos para la Reapertura de la Misas públicas: Una actualización para Pueblo de Dios del Arzobispo Cordileone

12 de marzo de 2020 

Tú eres un refugio para mí, me guardas en la prueba, y me envuelves con tu salvación (Salmo 32:7).

Mientras continuamos refugiándonos en nuestros hogares para ayudar a detener la propagación del coronavirus, esta oración del salmista nos recuerda que nuestro único y verdadero refugio es el Señor. Pedimos a Dios que proteja a todos aquellos que sufren de dificultades físicas y económicas como resultado de esta pandemia. También soy muy consciente de la angustia espiritual que mucha de nuestra gente está experimentando debido a la falta de disponibilidad para asistir a la Misa en persona. Por lo tanto, deseo enviarles este mensaje para ponerlos al día sobre los pasos que estamos dando para reabrir las Misas públicas aquí en la Arquidiócesis de San Francisco.

Durante estas últimas semanas me he reunido con mis hermanos obispos de California en nuestras reuniones semanales por videoconferencia para discutir la situación actual y elaborar una estrategia para empezar a reabrir con seguridad las Misas públicas. Todos estamos de acuerdo en que debemos hacer esto en sintonía con las regulaciones del gobierno para los protocolos de seguridad, y para ello hemos iniciado una conversación con los líderes gubernamentales en Sacramento sobre este tema. Yo mismo he estado en contacto con los líderes del gobierno local aquí; también he consultado con los principales expertos en los campos de la salud y la epidemiología. También he estado en contacto con el Metropolitano Gerásimos de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Griega, que ha compartido conmigo las preocupaciones similares de los obispos de las diversas jurisdicciones ortodoxas de California. Las próximas dos semanas serán la prueba crítica: San Francisco ha “aplanado la curva”, y si esta tendencia continúa durante estas dos semanas, será más seguro aflojar algunas de las actuales restricciones en las actividades diarias.

En cualquier caso, deseo informarles que he formado un comité de párrocos y laicos para redactar protocolos de seguridad, de acuerdo con las normas gubernamentales actuales, que nos permitirán empezar a acomodar a nuestra gente para la Misa pública. Evidentemente, será diferente a lo que estamos acostumbrados, ya que habrá que limitar el número de personas para observar la distancia física requerida y otras medidas de seguridad. Sin embargo, trabajando con este comité, busco la manera de acomodar el mayor número de personas posible para la Misa sin comprometer de ninguna manera las restricciones de seguridad necesarias para proteger a nuestro pueblo de contraer y propagar el virus.

La dispensa para asistir a la Misa dominical se mantendrá, y así los que teman infectarse podrán permanecer en casa con la conciencia tranquila. También se mantienen las advertencias habituales para quienes deben permanecer en casa y evitar la exposición a cualquier reunión pública, incluido el culto: los ancianos, aquellos con condiciones de salud preexistentes que los hacen especialmente vulnerables a la infección, aquellos que han tenido contacto recientemente con alguien que ha dado positivo en la prueba de COVID-19, etc. El domingo, por supuesto, sigue siendo el sabbat cristiano y por lo tanto debe ser guardado como santo, incluso si la

asistencia en persona a la Misa no es posible. Pueden asistir a cualquier Misa en vivo en la Arquidiócesis de forma remota a través del sitio web de la Arquidiócesis. También encontrarán allí un Acto de Comunión Espiritual y otros recursos (sfarch.org/keeping-the-sabbath).

Dios es nuestro refugio, y Dios guarda en la prueba a todos los que se mantienen fieles a Él. Perseveremos, pues, en la fe, la esperanza y la caridad, confiando en que, en Su tiempo y en Su manera, Dios nos envolverá con Su salvación.

 
 
 
 
 

Prayer Schedule

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Sunday Service

5:00 PM Saturday (Vigil Mass) 

7:00 AM Sunday Mass (English) 

8:30 AM Sunday Mass (Español)

10:45 AM Sunday - Gospel Mass 

Every Sunday during Lent, we will have 2 Stations of the Cross starting at 10:35am prior to the Gospel Mass

1:00 PM Last Sunday of the Month - Igbo Mass

Weekday Service

7:15 AM Mass in Friary Chapel, Tuesday - Friday

Every Friday during Lent, we will have the full "Stations of the Cross" in English following the 7:15am Mass

 

More Upcoming Events

We encourage our church family to get together outside of worship times. Our church offers a range of social, learning and volunteer events that help strengthen our members as individuals and as a community.

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Blood pressure reader
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Get your Zumba on with our very own Myrna Bulos! Classes are held every Monday from 6:30-7:30p in the Eunice Willette Room. Be prepared to dance, sweat and have an amazing time!

In an attempt to promote the physical health and well-being of our parishioners and guests, we offer free blood pressure checks every third Sunday of the month in the Eunice Willette Room following the 10:45 AM Gospel Mass.

Is someone close to you incarcerated? Find comfort and community in our Restorative Justice Support 
Group. Meetings are every third Thursday of the month in the FRANCIS Center starting at 6:30 pm.

Prostate Health Group for African American Men

Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Bayview Hunters Point Clinic at the Arthur H. Coleman Medical Center. Their mission is to provide a safe and supportive place where men can come together for dialogue and education.

 

Our Community

St. Paul of the Shipwreck is open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds. We lead our congregation in worship, deepening the connection to God, understanding the teachings of Christ, and ultimately to a vibrant faith.

We have a long, proud history of serving the people of San Francisco. Through the dedication of our leadership, staff members and volunteers, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. Contact us today to find out more about becoming part of the St. Paul of the Shipwreck community.

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“This is my story... This is my song.”

-Blessed Assurance

 

Contact Us

1122 Jamestown Ave San Francisco CA United States 94124

(415) 468-3434

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(415) 468-3434

1122 Jamestown Ave San Francisco CA United States 94124

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