Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13. In the first reading, God assures Abraham that he would be merciful to the righteous. In his Letter to the Colossians, Paul writes that Christ took our sins to the cross, so by faith we are forgiven all our transgressions. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray to the Father.

Domenica 17A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il rapporto dell’uomo con Dio diventa preghiera di lode e di supplica. Imparare a prefare significa aprire il cuore e le labbra alla confidenza e all’Amore di Dio. In Gesù noi acquistiamo la confidenza dell’amore filiale.

 

常年期第十七主日

今天的福音記述耶穌教給我們「天主經」,目的在教我們祈禱的方法和態度。耶穌告訴我們 ,祂的父親,也是我們的父親。這父親愛我們甚於世上的父親,我們要信賴祂,依靠祂 ,在日常生活中無論快樂或痛苦,都可以向祂訴說,就像小孩子對他最慈愛的父親一樣 ,不單是對父親有所要求才和祂說話,而是盡情傾吐心曲 。這是祈禱的態度。

耶穌也教我們祈禱要有恆心,有信心。要記得 ,天主不會拒絕我們的要求,因為耶穌說過:「凡祈求的,必得到;尋找的,必找到;敲門的,門必被打開」。雖然我們不一定得到自己所求的,但要相信,我們的祈禱是不會白費的,天主知道什麼對我們是最好的,也知道什麼是滿足我們的要求最適合的時候刻。祂是個慈父,總會給我們最好的一份。

愛心、信心和恆心是祈禱的關鍵。

 

From Fr. Gael: Jesus today gives the disciples the prayer of the “Our Father.” He connects this prayer with further words on the generosity of God with his children and with the necessity of insistent prayer. That God is generous is not hard to believe. We have only to start with the Book of Genesis and read forward to the end of the New Testament. That generosity perseveres despite the infidelity of humanity in keeping its covenant with God who is faithful. The next part on insistent prayer becomes a little more challenging. We usually go to God with needs that with some sense of urgency we want fulfilled immediately. Our urgency is thrust upon God with a certain unqualified tolerance for anything less than what we pray for. How generous of us. The finite places demand upon the Infinite. But ironically Jesus tells us to be insistent and not give up. This is the illogically wonderful generous love of our God for us. Incumbent upon should be some sense of gratitude for this goodness of God. And that gratitude should be expressed in prayerful praise of such a God.  In every mass the priest says at the beginning of Mass and also at the end of Mass, “Let us pray.” Well… that “let us pray” should be a much more frequent part of our daily vocabulary. “Let us pray for that.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  July 28, 2019
7:30 Silvia & Irene Rossi & Family +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – George L. Muntean + (Conc.)
1:00 Peter Domenicic, III +
5:00 Fiorella Banducci +

Monday  July 29, 2019
7:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Margaret Conner + (Conc.)

Tuesday   July 30, 2019
7:00 Patrick Steffel +
9:00 John Garibaldi +

Wednesday July 31, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Thanksgiving from Susan B. Gamboa

Thursday   August 1, 2019
7:00 Albert Salera +
9:00 Fred Damato +– Stephen Biddle + (Conc.)

 Friday  August 2, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Andrea Marenzi +
9:00 Lena & Vic D’Acquisto +

 Saturday  August 3, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving from Sean M. Bugayong
9:00 Birthday of Amado Brazil + – George L. Muntean + (Conc.)
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

 

Baptisms
Charlotte Eleanor Ortiz

Weddings
Henry Sciutto and Vicky Gacia
Steven Davis and Nicole Canepa

Rest-in-Peace
Joan Di Mari – George L. Muntean – Fr. Lucian Lomello, SDB

 

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous.

Dinner for the Poor: Tonight we host our monthly dinner for the poor. Dinner is at 5:00PM, please be in the café by 4, if you are a volunteer

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.

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: https://forlifeandfamily.org/form-page-th19-sfca/

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!

Pro-life Ministry Coordinator — New position in the Archdiocese of San Francisco! This position will lead the Project Rachel healing ministry for those affected by abortion AND oversee the parish outreach to women in crisis pregnancies via the Gabriel Project. Social work or equivalent background/Spanish fluency required. 25 hours a week and competitive pay (includes health benefits, vacation and a very nice group of coworkers). More info and apply at: sfarch.org/employment-opportunities

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.

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be leaving us to become pastor of San Luis Rey Church in Laredo, 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!

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

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.

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.

Mille Grazie and Thank You! To Fr. Lamberto Paradiang, SDB and Fr. Javier Barrientos, SDB who celebrated Baptisms, Funerals, Masses, led the Corpus Christi procession, heard confessions and otherwise ministered to the people of God while our regular Salesians were away. Fathers, you are true Sons of Don Bosco and we thank you and will remember you in our prayers!

By the way, Fr. Javier serves in Zambia, building Churches for the growing Catholic population, and the Church in Zambia could use our financial help! If you’d like to help, go here to see some projects, or call (914-633-8344) or email Josephine Trapasso at Salesian Missions for how to donate (you can specify to help Fr. Javier’s work). You can also give a check directly to Fr. Javier. Here’s one of the projects:

 

 

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: 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

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 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 28 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 29 Martha; Disciple
Tuesday 30 Peter Chrysologus; Bishop, Doctor
Wednesday 31 Ignatius of Loyola; Priest
Thursday 01 Alphonsus Ligouri; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 02 Eusebius of Vercelli; Bishop, Peter Julian Eymard; Priest
Saturday 03 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 04 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,310.
Second Collection (Mission Appeal): $4,665.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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