Genesis 18:1-10a; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42. In the first reading, Abraham gladly welcomes three strangers into his home. Saint Paul reminds us that it is always Jesus Christ we proclaim. In the Gospel, Martha and Mary welcome Jesus into their homes in different ways.

 

Domenica 16A Del Tempo Ordinario

Dio si è fatto nostro ospite in Cristo, entrando nella nostra vita. “alla sera della vita—dice San Giovanni della Croce—saremo giudicati sull’amore.” Questa verità ci faccia riconoscere Gesù nelle concrete situazioni quotidiane.

常年期第十六主日

今天的讀經一和福音都是和待客之道有關,意義深遠,讀經一記述亞巴郎招待三位神秘的人物的情形。亞巴郎心中常常想到天主,所以看到三個人站在他面前,直覺地感到這三個人帶着天主的威能走近,將有一件重要而神秘的事發生。因此他俯伏在地,給他們行禮,招呼他們休息,請他們吃飯。他的款待是真諴的,表現出他深愛天主,和對天主的訓誨絕對服從。

福音叙述了天主聖子參加了世人的筵席,耶穌以居留在人間的天主聖子身份,參加這次饗宴。事情發生在伯大尼,瑪爾大的家中,祂所接受到的款待和亞巴郎對客人的款待相似,亞巴郎在樹下侍候,而瑪爾大卻被許多準備工作弄得心煩意亂,向耶穌抱怨妹妹什麼都不幫忙。做着侍候天主的工作固然是必需的,但聆聽天主的話更重要。耶穌稱讚瑪利亞選了最好的一份。

但願我們能懷着瑪利亞的心神,去做瑪爾大的工作,在工作的時候,心中常懷敬主愛主聆聽主音的熱忱。

 

From Fr. Gael:

Martha gets a reputation for being a bit OCD in today’s Gospel. The home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary is a place where Jesus can go to be in an environment of family. He can rest his body and widen his heart in the company of dear friends. That is precisely why Martha can speak to him the way she did (and does at the scene of the resurrection of Lazarus). She is busy about the details of hospitality and her sister Mary is just enjoying the company of Jesus with her brother Lazarus. Martha feels taken advantage of by her sister. It is really quite natural that she presents her complaint to Jesus. It is the reply of Jesus that is interesting. He gives an answer which certainly was not what Martha expected, but which offers Martha another perspective on what is important in life. “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” The spirit is more important than the many details of hospitality. And Jesus would have preferred less details of hospitality and the greater presence of Martha with Him. What does this say to me?
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Baptisms
Leilani Hebert – Sophie Differ – Shawn Abbot White
Weddings
Lawrence Cornelius and Necole Colon
Jason Del Grande and Morgan Fiske
Rest-in-Peace
Enrique Rodriguez – Bishop Robert Christian, OP
Peter Schwab – Lizzy

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  July 21, 2019
7:30 Paul & Jacqueline Longinotti +
8:45 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek &Myrtle Lane Famsilies +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 GB De Martini + – Tommaso San Filippo + (Conc.)
1:00 Luigi, Rosa, & Hilda Mangini & Frank Lucier +
5:00 The Fanucchi Family & the Lucchesi Family +

Monday  July 22, 2019
7:00 Evaret Jorgensen +
9:00 Fernanda Matteucci + – Mario & Ruth D’Agostino + (Conc.)

Tuesday   July 23, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of Teresa Bonjean + – Luciana Montalvo + (Conc.)

Wednesday July 24, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri V+
9:00 Special Blessings Daniel Ortega

Thursday   July 25, 2019
7:00 Juanita Cong & Mariano Uy +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

Friday  July 26, 2019
7:00 Dora Franceschi +
9:00 Milagros Lavin +
Saturday  July 27, 2019
7:30 Guilia Ghio & Albertina Sultana +
9:00 Filomeno Nocito +
5:00 June Marie Blum +

Particular Items

Mission Appeal: Today we will be joined by Sr. Celeste Arbuckle for the Mission Appeal. There will be a second collection.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing Group will meet in the rectory on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30PM. The group will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

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.

Dinner for the Poor: We will host our monthly dinner for the poor (last Sunday of each month) next 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 hopfnerE@sfarch.org. Register here.

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

Party with the Police! We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground.  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!

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 for more details.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: 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

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for our parish school.

Mark your Calendars! Assumption Novena! August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will be praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption after each Mass starting on August 7, and we will conclude the Novena with a special Rosary before Holy Hour on Wednesday, August 14.

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please, if interested, contact the Shrine via email: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Thursday, August 22nd 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 Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be leaving us to become pastor of a Church in Texas. We will certainly miss him! There will be a reception of Thanksgiving and gratitude on Sunday, August 18, following the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass. We thank Fr. Jose for his faithful service, and we will pray for him as he embraces his new responsibilities shepherding the people of God!

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.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation  “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 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!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 21 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 22 Mary Magdalene
Tuesday 23 Bridget; Religious
Wednesday 24 Sharbel Makhlūf; Priest
Thursday 25 James; Apostle
Friday 26 Joachim and Anne; Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday 27 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 28 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $6,178.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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