Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10: 25-37. In the first reading, Moses calls on the people to heed the voice of God written in their hearts. The second reading reminds us of Christ Jesus as the image of the invisible God, through whom all things were created and who made peace by the blood of his cross. In the Gospel, Jesus points to the Good Samaritan, with his unselfish works of mercy, as an example of a good neighbor.


Domenica 15A Del Tempo Ordinario


La legge di Dio è un dono per la nostra vera libertà. Accolta come espressione del dinamismo della vita, che scaturisce dall’amore, la Legge di Dio permette di entrare nella luce che indica il cammino verso il regno. Il santo Vangelo ci aiuta a vivere la Legge dell’Amore che porta frutti di bene.






讀經二(哥一:15-20)說「耶穌是不可見的天主的肖像,是萬物的首生者……是教會的頭。因祂在十字架上所流的血建立了和平」。但祂卻願意以人的形體被人認識,受人愛。祂說:「誰對我最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做了。 」




From Fr. Gael:
The story of the Good Samaritan is a story of LOVE transcending the limitations of imposed boundaries. It widens the definition of whom we are called to care about in the context of our daily lives. A priest and a Levite, categories of people who should have had a greater capacity for concern and compassion, pass by the roadside victim. Obviously, the victim does not fall within the categories of their concern and compassion. It is only when the Samaritan, who also would not have fallen into the categories of concern and compassion of the priest and Levite, passes by that concern and compassion flow to the victim. What is Jesus saying here? It really is obvious. What are the categories of our concern and compassion? What are the limitations of our concern and compassion? If there is anything the world needs today, that our country needs today, in the style of the Gospel of Jesus, it is wider and more comprehensive categories of concern and compassion, of LOVE.
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB


Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  July 14, 2019
7:30 Giovanni & Rene Rossi +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 For the Soul of Paul Tsih +
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – Tommaso San Filippo + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 June Marie Blum +

Monday  July 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

Tuesday   July 16, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Wednesday July 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Antonio Corona +

Thursday   July 18, 2019
7:00 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00 Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

 Friday  July 19, 2019
7:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00 For the Soul of Martha Bini +

 Saturday  July 20, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +


Valentino Rossi


Dora Franceschi – Bishop Robert Christian, OP


Particular Items

Bishop Robert Christian, OP: The entire Saints Peter and Paul community joins with everyone in the Archdiocese in expressing our shock and sadness at the sudden passing of our Auxiliary Bishop Robert Christian. His Excellency passed away sometime during the night of July 9-10 at his residence at St. Patrick’s Seminary. He was only 70. We were blessed to have Bishop Christian here a number of times: at last year’s Columbus Day Mass; conferring the sacrament of Confirmation on our school children (above) and celebrating the Italian Catholic Federation Mass earlier this year. Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant!

The Visitation (5:00 to 7:00 p.m.) and the Vigil (7:00 p.m.) will be on July 22  at St. Dominic’s in San Francisco. The Funeral Mass will be on July 23, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. His Excellency will be laid to rest on July 24 at 10:30 a.m. with his brother Dominicans at St. Dominic Cemetery in Benicia.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: Tuesday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.


Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is 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.


SF Police Department Community Meeting: Members of the SFPD will host a community meeting on Thursday, July 18 at 5:00 PM in the Parish Center. All are invited to attend and make your concerns known or to express appreciation to the members of our Police Department.


School Uniform Day: School Uniforms will be on sale in the cafeteria from 8:30 AM until noon on Saturday, July 20.


Mission Appeal: This year’s Mission Appeal will be next weekend, July 20-21. We will be joined by Sr Celeste.


Dinner for the Poor: We will host our monthly dinner for the poor (last Sunday of each month) on Sunday, July 28. Dinner is at 5:00PM, please be in the café by 4, if you are a volunteer.


Together in Holiness: Discover God’s Plan for your Family! Four the Fourth year in a row, the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the St. John Paul II Foundation will present the ‘Together in Holiness’ Conference. The event will be held at Immaculate Heart Church in Belmont on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00AM—4:00PM. For more information, call 415-614-5547 or Register here.


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


Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: On Saturday, August 3, before and after the 5PM Mass, and all day on Sunday, August 4, our friends from the Palestinian Christian Community will be offering olive wood religious items for sale. All proceeds go to support the Christians in the Holy Land.



AND Speaking of the Good SFPD: We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground (the picture above is from last year’s event!). National Night Out is a nationwide set of community-building gatherings with the police and the citizens. There is great food, games for kids, and your chance to rub shoulders with the members of the SFPD. Their service is often dangerous, frequently thankless, but who among is not inexpressibly grateful when they come to help? Here’s your chance to express that gratitude!


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 or (415) 397-3068.


Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!


Mark Your Calendars! As some of you know, our dear Fr. Jose Lucero is being transferred to the Church of San Luis Rey in Laredo, Texas. He will serve as their new Pastor. We thank Fr. Jose for his service to us here at Saints Peter and Paul and we pray for him as he assumes his new responsibilities. There will be a reception of appreciation on Sunday, August 18, following the 10:15AM Chinese Mass. Everyone is invited to show Fr. Jose your gratitude and love!


San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, go here.


Choose Life! “We are facing an enormous and dramatic clash between good and evil, death and life, the ‘culture of death’ and the ‘culture of life’. We find ourselves not only ‘faced with’ but necessarily ‘in the midst of’ this conflict: we are all involved and we all share in it, with the inescapable responsibility of choosing to be unconditionally pro-life.” —Saint Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, 28.


Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 14 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 15 Bonaventure; Bishop. Doctor
Tuesday 16 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Wednesday 17 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 18 Camillus de Lellis; Priest
Friday 19 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 20 Apollinaris; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday 21 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Your faithful donations of June 29/30: $5,001.
Second Collection (Peter’s Pence): $1,137.


Your faithful donations of last week: $6,413.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
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