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!
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