Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53. Jeremiah is imprisoned under the authority of King Zedekiah because the people ate upset by his words. But a court official convinces the king to release him. The writer of Hebrews challenges the community to rid [themselves] of every burden of sin and to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples he has come not to establish peace but division.

Domenica 20A Del Tempo Ordinario

Gesù precisa il modo di arricchirsi davanti a Dio: conservando i beni e le ricchezze accmulate non per se stessi, ma usandole per le necessità dei fratelli. E ciò riguarda tutti i talenti ricevuti do Dio, non solo le richezze materiali. “Pensate alle cose di lassù, non a quelle della terra” afferma San Paolo.

 

常年期第二十主日

今天的福音乍聽起來使人驚異害怕,耶穌說:「我來是把火投到世上,我多麼希望它燃燒起來.」耶穌所說的「世上」,是指我們每個人的心。內心的平安,表示人和天主的關係是和諧的,也表示人順從天主的旨意。祂要把煉淨人心愛天主的火燄注入我們心中,因為克勝內心是最困難的事。祂希望我們奮鬥,攻擊自己的慾情、誘惑和罪惡,努力在自己的環境中做個聖人,因為祇要罪惡一日存在,那怕是存在個人心中、在家庭中、在社會中及國與國之間,就會產生不和諧、敵對和戰爭。人若能除去罪惡,以仁愛相待,就有和平出現。

聖保祿宗徒說得好:「我們既有如此眾多如雲的證人圍繞着我們,就該放下各樣重擔和纏人的罪過,堅忍地在我們面前的賽程上勇往直前、定睛注視耶穌,祂是我們信德的創始者和完成者。」

 

From Fr. Gael: In the second chapter of Luke we find these words: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.” Today in the 12th Chapter Luke writes: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” Jesus represents one set of values and the world represents another. The two are incompatible. We have to choose. Fyodor Dostoyevsky once wrote, “If I were to find that the truth and Christ were incompatible, I would choose Christ over the truth.” What a powerful statement. That great Russian writer chose Christ. Who do we choose?

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Timothy Ryan Fogarty, Jr.

Quinceañera
Paulina Castaneda

Weddings
McJullian Aujero Jaochico and Jacqueline Melgar
Albert D’Hoste and Katie Colendrich

 Sunday  August 18, 2019
7:30 Intention of Marianne Vasievich
8:45 Frank Tognotti +
10:15 Soul of Lee King Yuk +
11:45 Fernanda Matteucci + – Inez Carniglia Carleagli + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 Joe & Pete Richiusa +
Monday  August 19, 2019
7:00 Dr. Joseph Pristi +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + –  Healing Fr. John Itzaina (Conc.)
Tuesday   August 20, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Fred Balistreri +
Wednesday August 21, 2019
7:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00 Ralph Lavin +
Thursday   August 22, 2019
7:00 Esther & Angelo Firpo +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of John Bonjean + – Rosalia & Vincenzo Crivello + (Conc.) 
Friday  August 23, 2019
7:00 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +
Saturday  August 24, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – John Garibaldi + (Conc.)
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Particular Items

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program will start today, Sunday August 18 with Liturgy at 8:45 am. Registration and class will be held in the Gym after the mass.

Thank you, Fr. Jose! Today, we bid a sad farewell to Fr. Jose Lucero, who is 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 today 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!

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Tuesday, August 20th at 7PM in the Club conference room. We will hear a short presentation on a Salesian topic and discuss Victor Frankl’s famous work “Man’s Search for Meaning.”  No reading is necessary, although it is encouraged. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. Refreshments are served. Call or write Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net) with questions. All are welcome.

School Begins! Our Saints Peter and Paul K-8 school begins this Wednesday, August 21. We welcome back our students, teachers and all school staff!
 
SS. Peter and Paul’s Racial Non-Discrimination Policy: “SS Peter & Paul School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. SS Peter & Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age sex, or disability in administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise, SS. Peter and Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.”

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.

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

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for our Parish School. Please be generous!

Madonna della Guardia: Next Sunday, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we will honor Madonna della Guardia. She appeared to a shepherd on Mt. Figogna, by Genoa, on August 29, 1490, and is honored and revered by the Genovese the world over. “Help me to build ‘holy places’ in the hearts, families, and lives of people.” Visit the image of Madonna at the side altar!

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.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! Get Ready for Holy Name Society’s Annual Champagne Bingo! This is the HNS’s sole yearly fundraiser, and supports all their good works. Bingo will be on Sunday, September 15, from 1-4 PM (doors open 12:30), in the gym. Tickets are $35.00, and must be purchased in advance. Champagne, Hot Lunch, Free Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Cards! No children, please. For reservations call John at 408-504-4408, or purchase tickets at the church office: 421-0809.

St. Patrick’s Seminary Gala: St. Patrick’s Seminary, the seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as well as a number of other dioceses in the West and Pacific Islands, will host its Annual Four Pillars Gala on September 14. The gala, the only yearly fundraiser for our seminary, begins with Vespers at 5:00 pm. It’s at the seminary, 320 Middlefield Rd., in Menlo Park If you’ve never been, this is really a great event in a great cause. Visit www.stpsu.edu/gala or call 650-289-3320.

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 visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

Choose Life! In Europe, America, Latin America, Africa, and in some countries of Asia, there are genuine forms of ideological colonization taking place. And one of these – I will call it clearly by its name – is [the ideology of] ‘gender’. Today children – children! – are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. Why are they teaching this? Because the books are provided by the persons and institutions that give you money. These forms of ideological colonization are also supported by influential countries. And this terrible!
 
In a conversation with Pope Benedict, who is in good health and very perceptive, he said to me: ‘Holiness, this is the age of sin against God the Creator’. He is very perceptive. God created man and woman; God created the world in a certain way… and we are doing the exact opposite.’”–Pope Francis, address to the Bishops of Poland, World Youth Day, 2016.

100 YEARS!!! On October 12-13 we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. WE need volunteers, especially men of the parish. It’s hard work, fun, and you are building the Church of God. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 18 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 19 John Eudes; Priest
Tuesday 20 Bernard; Abbot; Doctor
Wednesday 21 Pius X; Pope
Thursday 22 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 23 Rose of Lima; Virgin
Saturday 24 Bartholomew; Apostle, Martyr
Sunday  25 21st Sunday in Ordinary TimeYour faithful donations of last week: $3,810.
Second Collection (Archdiocese for the Military): $1,625.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Wisdom 18:6-9; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12; Luke 12:32-48 or 12: 35-40. The reading from the Book of Wisdom recounts the faith of the forefathers on the night of Passover. The Letter to the Hebrews reminds us of Abraham’s unwavering faith in things unseen. In the Gospel, Jesus uses a parable to teach the importance of right priorities—those who remain faithful and ready will be rewarded.

 

Domenica 19A Del Tempo Ordinario
Dio consegna all’uomo un mondo ordinato e adeguato alle sue necessità. Anche nel corso degli eventi, dove gioca la libertà dell’uomo, Dio interviene come Provvidenza. Sta a noi trovare il nostro ruolo e impostare una rete di collaborazioni che tornino a vantaggio di tutti.

 

常年期第十九主日今天讀經的主題是信德。什麼是信德?我們中國的造字把它解釋得很清楚,「信」字是由「人」字和「言」字合成,是聽了別人所說的,而不是親眼看見的就是信,如果看見就是知道了,不再需要信。聖保祿宗徒說:「信德是所希望的擔保,是未見之事的確證」。今天的福音告訴我們以信德和希望來準備和期待天主的日子到來。耶穌說:「小小的羊群,不要害怕,因為你們的父喜歡把天國賜給你們。」耶穌要我們把信心建立在祂身上。我們真的深信耶穌,嚮往的不是今世,而是天上的賞報,若我們不對今世的事物懷有過度的顧慮和操心,也不會害怕。

天主什麼時候要來,以怎樣的方式把我們帶到天堂,這是天的秘密,我們不知道,也不需要知道,祇要懷着信德去等待,因為天主己經承諾。我們要相信。

讓我們每天求天主給我們堅定的信德吧!

 

From Fr. Gael: “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” This thought follows upon last week’s reflection. That shouldn’t surprise us. It is from the same chapter as last Sunday’s Lucan Gospel. It appears the thought was important enough for Jesus to re-emphasize it. Jesus with a series of thoughts and examples wants his followers to get their priorities straight. “Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach, nor moth destroy.” Once again it is not about material possessions. It is where our hearts reside. If they reside in material things, then people will be in second place. Our treasure is to be those around us, starting with family and moving outward in a circle that embraces others. That is where Jesus would like to see us hold our treasure. So that when our time here ends, we only move on to where is treasure has already preceded us, to where our loved ones who have gone ahead of us await us in Jesus and to where those we left behind us in love will follow. For where our heart is, there also will be our treasure.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Weddings
Errol Thodos and Michelle Miles
Rest-in-Peace
Fr. Tullio Mengon, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  August 11, 2019
7:30 Madeline Curreri +
8:45 Edward Prudente, Sr. +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 Peter Domenici, III + – Norma, Louie, & Jim Rancelli + (Conc.)
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  August 12, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Joseph & Carmella Greco + – Mary Hofer and Mary Ann Farina + (Conc.)

Tuesday   August 13, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Annette & Tom Lazio +

Wednesday August 14, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Frank, Antoinette, & Francesco Germano +

Thursday   August 15, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Anniversary of Amado & Jean Brazil
6:00 Soul of Barbara Conlon +

 Friday  August 16, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 In Honor of San Rocco from Fortunato D’Ascoli

Saturday  August 17, 2019
7:30 Marriage Blessing Teresa Vasievich & James Eccleston
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – In Honor of San Rocco (Conc.)
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

This Archdiocese serves our men and women in uniform wherever they are in the world. Please be generous!

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.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Thursday, August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have Masses at 7:00 & 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  We will also be praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption after each Mass starting August 7, and we will conclude the Novena with a Rosary before Holy Hour on Wednesday, August 14.

Novena of the Assumption
 
Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.
Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven. From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. I ask for this favor: (Mention your request).When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you.

 

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program will start on Sunday August 18 with Liturgy at 8:45 am. Registration and class in the Gym after the mass.

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be leaving us to become pastor of San Luis Rey Church in Texas. We will certainly miss him! There will be a reception of Thanksgiving and gratitude next 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

Attention Young Catholics! The Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries have three great upcoming events: On August 24-25 there is a Retreat Leadership Training Program in the Marin Headlands. On September 7, there is a Liturgical Training Day at St. Augustine Church in South San Francisco and on October 20 there is a Youth Rally at St. Theresa of Avila Church in San Francisco. Please visit sfarchdiocese.org/youthministry to learn more!

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.

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.

Choose Life! “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed, the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment of birth and the moment of death.” –Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, 1995.

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!

Speaking of Vocations: On the Solemnity of the Assumptions, two men will make their Religious Profession at St. Dominic Savio Church in Bellflower. They are Leonel Adrian Imbert and Kris Nghiem Tran. Please pray for Leonel and Kris as they move forward in their journey of ministry to the people of God!

School Begins! The 2019-2020 school year begins on August 21. We welcome our students and faculty back and look forward to the new school year! Please check out this nice video from the Department of Catholic Schools:

Mark your Calendars: Holy Name Bingo! One of the funnest events of the year is coming up: Holy Name Bingo! This year’s Bingo will be on Sunday, September 15. We will have tickets available soon!

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, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 11 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 12 Jane Frances de Chantal; Religious
Tuesday 13 Pontian; Pope and Hippolytus; Martyrs
Wednesday 14 Maximillian Kolbe; Priest, Martyr
Thursday 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 16 Stephen of Hungary
Saturday 17 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  16 20th Sunday in Ordinary TimeYour faithful donations of last week: $4,481.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2-21:23; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21. Our first reading speaks about the foolishness of vanity, and misdirected labor. Saint Paul writes to the Colossians, instructing them not to return to their old way of life, but to seek what is above. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the crowd to Take care to guard against all greed, and then relates the parable of the foolish rich man.

 

Domenica 18A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Gesù precisa il modo di arricchirsi davanti a Dio: conservando i beni e le ricchezze accumulate non per se stessi, ma usandole per le neccessità dei fratelli. E ciò riguarda tutti i talenti ricevuti da Dio, non solo le ricchezze materiali. “pensate alle cose di lassù, non a quelle della terra” afferma San Paolo.

 

常年期第十八主日

本主日讀經的主題是和世物有關的;如:生命、工作、財物等的價值,以及基督信徒對它們應有的態度。《訓道篇》的幾句話讓人反思世物的空虛,不實在,是「虛而又虛,萬事皆虛」的。人一生粗勞工作,如果工作不和天主相連,沒有一個高尚的目的,祇是為生活而生活,和無靈的動物有什麼分別呢?在讀經二中,保祿宗徒說:「你們應該思念天上的事,不應該思念地上的事」。我們既成為基督的信徒,應該知道自己的生命不是局限於世物的範圍之內;雖然我們應該盡好現世的責任,但我們的心應該向着最後的目的,那就是永遠和天主在一起。現世的生命是永遠不能滿足的,祇有天主才能給人圓滿的幸福。因此,我們使用世物要有節制,有分寸,約束自己不要貪婪。財富本來不是罪惡,如果能善用財富,想到他人的需要,想到自己對天主對近人的義務,財富是件有益而使人幸福的事。貪多和積聚都是無益的,因為誰都知道,人不能帶着財富到天堂或地獄。況且,我們不知道天主什麼時候要我們離開世界。

耶穌教我們要在天主積聚天國的財寶不要貪於世上的財富,我們必需終生謹記,努力實行。

 

From Fr. Gael:   The man in the crowd wants Jesus to be the arbiter between himself and his brother over a matter of material inheritance. Jesus quickly refuses the honor and dismisses the thought. But he then launches into a comment over the futility of attaching too much importance on material things. In how many relationships in life has material consideration been the cause of dissension between family members, between friends. Distance sown and relationship withheld. Each of us could think of an example, sometimes close at hand and other times within a circle of acquaintances. And what is lost and what is gained. Jesus seems to think, not much! It gives us pause for reflection and hopefully purpose for action. Life is short. And love can be lost. But it doesn’t have to be. Jesus expects us to be our own arbiters and to take action ourselves to save what is more valuable than material. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Weddings
Andrew Black and Danielle Piccinini
Rest-in-Peace
Vincent D’Agostino

 

Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday  August 4, 2019
7:30 Fr. Jospeh Costanzo, SDB +
8:45 Romeo DeMartini +
10:15 Dora Fone +
11:45 GB De Martini + –  Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul +
5:00 June Marie Blum +
Monday  August 5, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan + – Pavel Novotny + (Conc.)
Tuesday   August 6, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Stefana & Giuseppe Alioto + – Luigi Conti + (Conc.)
Wednesday August 7, 2019
7:00 Mary, Jane, & Richard Caserza +
9:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi + – Anthony Cresci + (Conc.)
Thursday   August 8, 2019
7:00 Tommaso San Filippo +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – George L. Muntean + (Conc.) 
Friday  August 9, 2019
7:00 Kevin Shannon +
9:00 Louis Ferralis & Sam Sultana +
Saturday  August 10, 2019
7:30 Luigi Marciano +
9:00 Maria & Gaetano Carniglia + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Particular Items

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: Today, 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

The Transfiguration: On Tuesday we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

Party with the Police! We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground from 5-7 PM.  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!

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.

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.

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.

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. Go here for more details.

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators 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 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!

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  contact the Shrine: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe to Defeat SB 24: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is asking us to join a statewide novena for the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe Aug. 3 – 11, to defeat a dangerous and unprecedented piece of legislation, Senate Bill 24, that would require California State and University of California college health centers to supply medication abortion. SB 24 is on the verge of passage when the legislature returns from its summer recess on Aug. 12. It would then go to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his signature. A similar bill was passed last year but vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, Jr. You can go here to learn more about SB 24, and why the Church of God opposes it. Novena flyers are in the Church.

Virgin of Guadalupe,
Mother of the Christ Child and Patroness of all unborn children.
We implore your intercession
For the defeat of Senate Bill 24 and for the protection of all human life
Guide our public officials to see the tragedy and injustice of abortion
And to defend each and every human life through just laws.
Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life
To speak for those who have no voice
We ask this in the name of your Son,
Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.
Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Please pray daily Aug. 3 – Aug. 11 for the protection of infants
and young college-age women from the scourge of abortion.

 

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Service, who minister to our men and women in uniform all over the world
Welcome, Fr. Gustavo Ramirez, SDB! As we bid a sad goodbye to Fr. Jose, we extend a glad ‘Welcome!’ to our new Parochial Vicar, Fr. Gustavo Ramirez! Fr. Gustavo was born in Mexico, and ordained Deacon June 30, 2018 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and ordained Priest on March 2, 2019, so we are really his first assignment! The picture above is of Father Gustavo at his diaconate ordination with members of his family. That’s his twin brother at far right—so if you think you see Father in two places at once it does not necessarily mean he is bilocating! Please introduce yourselves!

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, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

Attention Young Catholics! The Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries have three great upcoming events: On August 24-25 there is a Retreat Leadership Training Program in the Marin Headlands. On September 7, there is a Liturgical Training Day at St. Augustine Church in South San Francisco and on October 20 there is a Youth Rally at St. Theresa of Avila Church in San Francisco. Please visit sfarchdiocese.org/youthministry to learn more!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 04 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 05 The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Tuesday 06 The Transfiguration of the Lord
Wednesday 07 Sixtus II; Pope, and Companions; Martyrs. Cajetan; Priest
Thursday 08 Dominic; Priest
Friday 09 Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; Martyr
Saturday 10 Lawrence; Deacon, Martyr
Sunday 11 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,278.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,121.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!