Acts 12:1-11; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19. The first reading recounts Peter’s miraculous liberation from prison. In the second reading, Paul, reflecting on his life of ministry, comments that he has fought the good fight. All the while he credits the Lord with rescuing him from every harm. In the Gospel, Jesus gives Peter the high honor of declaring him the Rock upon whom He will build His Church.
San Pietro e Paolo
Pietro, pescatore di Galilea, è chiamato da Gesù a diventare pescatore di uomini; Paolo, il fariseo osservante della legge, diviene per elezione Apostolo della genti. Sulla loro testimonianza trova fondamento la nostra fede. Dalla loro fedeltà nasce lo stimolo a dire “sì” al Signore, che ci chiama donandoci la fede.

 

聖伯多祿聖保祿節

聖伯多祿和聖保祿二人的個性完全不同,伯多祿是首先明認耶穌是天主的人,他說:「祢是基督,永生天主之子。」他也是耶穌把他的名字西滿改為多祿(磐石),說在這磐石上,建立祂的教會」。他是個漁夫,由耶穌親自召叫加入門徒行列,曾和耶穌朝夕相處了三年之久,熟悉耶穌。可是他也很軟弱,三次背主。

保祿原本是個法利塞經師,熟悉猶太教規,知識豐富,摘善固執,他完全不認識耶穌,曾經以為耶穌和跟隨祂的人都是叛徒,必需趕盡殺絕。可是往大馬士革的路上被天上的光環擊跌下馬,同時有聲音向他「我是你迫害的耶穌。」他因而心靈的眼目大開,認清了真主的美和善。從此赴湯蹈火,受盡艱辛,宣揚基督的神國。

兩位門徒雖然性格不同,但都以一生的精力去宣揚聖教,二人最後都為基督的教會捐軀。伯多祿悔改後變得堅強,不遺餘力地傳揚福音。而保祿本來是個剛烈的人,為了維護自以為真道時不惜殺人,但認清了真主耶穌以後,雖然不改摘善固執的本性,但對人變得溫和謙遜,在《迦拉達書》第六章中,他勸說弟兄要彼此擔待,以柔和的心神去矯正他人。
讓我們祈求二聖的幫助,效法他們的芳表,心中常常想到基督的言行,不單一生明認耶穌是天主、保守信德,也像他們一樣努力去傳揚聖教。在我們生命的最後時刻,能像聖保祿一樣說出:「這場好仗我打完了,信德也保守了…」

From Fr. Gael:

I am writing to you from the city of Sts. Peter and Paul, Rome, where both were martyred in the early years of Christianity. Their statues stand in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome where they greet you as you approach the Mother Church of Christianity. Both were giants of faith and following Christ.

Peter who denied Christ three times, also professed his love for Jesus three times, “Lord you know I love you!” He then left his native place to become a missionary to the center of the world at that time, Rome. Peter so loud, so bold, so utterly human, so weak, gave his all for Christ to the point of giving his life. Caravaggio has a beautiful portrait of the martyrdom of St. Peter. Look it up on the internet. For me he becomes a model of frail humanity who rises to the power of his capacity in martyrdom. What an example for us frail human beings who at times in different ways deny Christ. We also can rise to something more.

Paul, scholar of the Law, who persecutes Christ until he encounters him on the road to Damascus. As bold as he was persecuting, he comes even bolder in preaching Christ. He becomes the first theologian of Church, leaving us letters that still inspire and challenge us today. His road also takes him to Rome and to his ultimate act of preaching, giving his life for Christ, as another powerful mentor of the Gospel.

Both provide us with examples of the faithful following of Jesus Christ. May we be willing students, humble enough to learn from them. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Weddings
Tyler Tinsley and Christine Min

Rest-in-Peace
Antoinette Agosti – Dorothy Cerri
Josephine Leung – David Monfredini

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June  30, 2019
7:30 Maria & Luigi Giannone & Family 
8:45 Thomas Balistreri 
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan 
11:45 Francesco Balistreri  – Gaetano Alioto  (Conc.)
1:00 Intention of Marianne Vasievich
5:00 Eugene Charles Payne, III 

Monday  July 1, 2019
7:00 Tom & Annette Lazio 
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of Luis San Gabriel, Sr. 

Tuesday   July 2, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti 
9:00 Tom & Sage Cincotta 

Wednesday July 3, 2019
7:00 Beppe Sarti 
9:00 Nancy Massetani 

Thursday   July 4, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Simoun M. Bugayong
9:00 The Guidi Family 

Friday  July 5, 2019
7:00 Patrick Ross 
9:00 Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano 

 Saturday  July 6, 2019
7:30 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB 
9:00 Dennis Calvert 
5:00 Daniel Scopel 

Particular Items
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the patrons of our church. Peter and Paul, pray for us!Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study will be on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068
 
Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website http://prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ for more details.

Red Cross Blood Drive: On Wednesday, July 3, from 10AM-3PM the Red Cross is having a blood drive at Alma Via, at 1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132. Make sure you don’t need to wait in line! You can set up an appointment in advance by going to visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: AlmaVia or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Give Blood, save a life!

Corpus Christi Procession: Thanks to all who helped and participated in our first Corpus Christi Procession in over 10 years! About 100 of the faithful shared the love of Christ with the people of North Beach! Special thanks to Fr. Lamberto, Deacon Edward, Fr. Joseph Illo, and all volunteers! Mark your calendars and join us for an even bigger procession on June 14, 2020!! Here’s a shot from the event, and you can see more here.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Tuesday, July 9 at  7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

“О  blessed duo, who have faithfully caught souls all over the world! Peter — the beginning of the true faith, the  greatest  high priest of the Church, the  head of  Christians, a treasure  of heavenly powers, the apostle upon whom Christ Himself  bestowed honor. Paul — the great Preacher of truth, the glory  of the universe, a heavenly man and an earthly angel,  splendor  of the Church; great eagle that soared to heaven, lyre of the Holy Spirit…Paul and Peter— lights of the Church, who daily illumine the faithful; treasuries of the Holy Spirit; enlighteners of the universe; vessels of grace; interpreters of the Holy Trinity; expounders of the divine word… pillars of the Church, great lamps of the universe.” –St. John Chrsostom.

Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction? You are NOT alone and the Church has NOT abandoned you! Visit the COURAGE website. “COURAGE” is an apostolate of the Church that ministers to those struggling against this particular temptation. They have been endorsed by the Pontifical Council for the Family and our beloved St. John Paul II said of this ministry, “COURAGE is doing the work of God!” In the Bay Area, call: 650-450-2286 or one of the chaplains: Rev. Larry Goode: 650-322-2152; Rev. Anselm Ramelow  415-567 7824; or Rev. Patrick Summerhays: 415-664-8481. www.couragerc.org

Choose Life! “Our human dignity is inseparable from the sacredness of life as the gift of the Creator. In God’s plan, each person is unique and irreplaceable. A person comes into this world in a family, which is the first locus of humanization, and above all the first school of peace. To build peace, we need to look to the family, supporting it and facilitating its task, and in this way promoting an overall culture of life. The effectiveness of our commitment to peace depends on our understanding of human life. If we want peace, let us defend life!”~ Pope Benedict XVI, Address at Meeting with Members of the Government in Lebanon, September 15, 2012.
Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 30 Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Our Patrons
Monday 01 Junipero Serra; Priest
Tuesday 02 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 03 Thomas; Apostle
Thursday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 05 Anthony Zaccaria; Priest, Elizabeth of Portugal
Saturday 06 Maria Goretti; Virgin
Sunday 07 14th Sunday in Ordinary TimeYour faithful donations of last week: $5,143.
Second Collection (Parish School) : $1,891.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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