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!

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