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!
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