Amos 6:1a, 4-7; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16: 19-31. In the first reading from Amos, we hear a warning about comfort and wanton revelry leading to complacency. Saint Paul writes to Timothy, instructing him to lay hold of eternal life by keeping the commandments and pursuing the goods such as love, righteousness and faith. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, who both receive what is just in eternal life.

 

Domenico 26A Del tempo Ordinario
Impegnarsi nel contesto della vita sociale senza tenerconto del comportamento altrui è rispondere a unachimata che rinnova l’intimo del cuore. La ricerca del bene degli altri è la via migliore per conseguire il proprio. Gesù, per amore si è fatto uomo, umiliandosi fino alla morte.
 

常年期第二十六主日

今天彌撒的讀經提醒我們不要縱情狂歡毫不關顧靈魂的生活。在讀經一中,先知亞毛斯譴責那些生活放蕩的富人。而福音所講的貧富二人,生活懸殊,這本來沒有什麼罪,可是那as富人完全不關心那窮人,不理會天主,祇想天天盡情享樂,這就離開天主的教導太遠了。這種人的最後結局是悲慘的。因為永生沒有他的一份。

人類的盛衰和它的倫理道德有很大的關係,倫理道德衰落,造成政治與社會的淪亡。可是在社會繁榮富裕時,人類忽略了道德的重要,更甚的是,在這種忘情享樂的情形下,漸漸變成祇顧自己,再不會想到別人,更不會想到天主,在不知不覺中否定了信仰、成了無神主義,失落了靈魂,可悲之極。

讀經二中聖保祿宗徒苦口婆心勸告我們,貪財好樂是萬惡的根源,他要求我們遠避,「且要追求正義、虔敬、信德、愛德、堅忍和良善……以贏得永生」
 

From Fr. Gael: Ralph Vaughan Williams writes a beautiful piece of music entitled “Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus” which is based on this parable. I recommend it to you all. Try reading the parable with the music in the background. One of the most important lessons learned from this parable is explained when Dives asks father Abraham to send Lazarus to warns his brothers about their behavior so that they do not end up where he is. But Father Abraham refuses to do so, saying: “They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.” In other words, they already know what they are supposed to do, let them do it!” Wow! That is rather straightforward. They know they are supposed to care for the less fortunate. That is their responsibility. Let them do it, and if they don’t, let them suffer the consequences. What does that say to me and to each one of us? We also know what we are supposed to do. We, too, will be held accountable for what we know we are supposed to for others. There is no escaping the consequences! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
 
Baptisms
Michael Emanuel Shimer – Grace Nevin
Weddings
Nelson and Michelle Diaz
Franco Ragusa and Lauren Sanguinetti
Rest-in-Peace
Sr. Stella Tafoya, FMA – Francesco Bonsignori

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 29, 2019
7:30 Death Anniversary Edward DeNicolai +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – In Honor of Madonna dei Miracoli (Conc.)
1:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  September 30, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Luis G. San Gabriel, Jr. +
9:00 John Rocco & Family +

Tuesday   October 1, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of GB DeMartini + – Papoy Datiles + (Conc.)

Wednesday October 2, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Thanksgiving Stephen Bugayong and Steven Thomeczek

Thursday   October 3, 2019
7:00 Louis Greco +
9:00 Fr. Larry Byrne, SDB + & Fr. Guido Divina, SDB +

 Friday  October 4, 2019
7:00 Alicia Jimenez Yao & Mr. Lu Kim +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Thanksgiving & Birthday Gabe Dominic Branzuela (Conc.)

 Saturday  October 5, 2019
7:30 John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances & Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00 The Lucchesi Family + – Loving Memorial & Rest in Peace Eduardo, Nina, Victoria, Conrado    Jaime Family + (Conc.)
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for the poor.

Madonna de Miracoli: Today at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy! Madonna dei Miracoli, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

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.

The Solemnity of St. Francis at the Shrine: The Solemnity of St. Francis (October 4) at the National Shrine will have great liturgies and events in honor of the lovable saint! A Novena began on September 26, and the Novena Prayer to St. Francis is recited after all Masses from September 26 to October 4. Thursday, October 3 is the Vigil; Friday, October 4 is his feast day; Saturday, October 5, is the Blessing of the Animals. Go to www.shrinesf.org for more information.

NEXT SATURDAY! 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 10:00 AM 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

La Festa della Madonna del Lume is next week! The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 4, 5 & 6!  On Friday October 4, (the Solemnity of St. Francis) our Madonna del Lume Society will participate in the evening prayers and Holy Hour at the Porziuncula of the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, beginning with the Rosary at 5:00PM, Confessions and Adoration at 6, and Holy Mass at 7. On Saturday, October 5, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM at the Fishermen’s & Seamen’s Memorial Chapel at Fisherman’s Wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade and Memorial Ceremony & Blessing of the Fishermen lost at Sea, Families of the Fishermen, and San Francisco Fishing Industry & Community. On Sunday, October 6, events will begin with High Mass at 11:30 AM at Saints Peter & Paul, followed by a refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession honoring La Madonna del Lume, “Our Most Holy Mother of Light,” will begin in front of the Church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! La Festa della Madonna del Lume Family Dinner will follow that evening at 5:00PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Pick up a flyer in the Church! Questions: Contact Bertina Cannizzaro – 415-596-0594.

 

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.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Club Conference Room.. Reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables to learn more!

Does your Marriage need help? Wouldn’t be the first! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information at https://sfarchdiocese.org/essay-contest

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 http://prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ for more details.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun.  We still welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8.   Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Congratulations to the Commissioned Catechists of Saints Peter & Paul Parish: Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai, Valerie Chan, Alyeda Baubert, Alice Chan, Agnes Szeto, Kelly Kong.

Religious Education – RCIA -Rite of Chris Initiation for Adults: We welcome adults who would like to enter or inquire the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. Classes are held every Thursday at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Parish Rectory basement.

Choose Life! Show your support for the littlest among us at San Francisco’s Annual Life Chain! This year’s Life Chain will be on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-3PM, along Park Presidio Boulevard.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 29 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 30 Jerome; Priest, Doctor
Tuesday 01 Thérèse of the Child Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Wednesday 02 The Holy Guardian Angels
Thursday 03 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 04 Francis of Assisi; Patron of our Archdiocese
Saturday 05 Francis Xavier Seelos; Priest
Sunday 06 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,781.
Second Collection (Priests’ Retirement Fund): $1,574.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 or 16: 10-13. From the prophet Amos comes a warning to the people of the Northern Kingdom of Israel that God sees those who take advantage of or mistreat the poor and needy, and he will not forget a thing they have done. In Paul’s Letter to Timothy, he asks for prayers for those in authority—that they be pleasing to the Lord. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the dishonest steward, and says that a person must be trustworthy in matters big and small. For no one can serve both God and Mammon.

 

Domenica 25A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Nella preghiera chiediamo che si realizzi il Regno di Dio. Ma pregare non basta. Occorre assecondare la sua volontà di giustizia e carità mediante il nostro impegno personale e il coordinamento nella communità dei credenti. I ruoli e le forme della nostra testimonianza in questa direzione hanno di mira l’uomo come creatura di Dio, vertice della creazione.

常年期第二十五主日

今天我們讀到耶穌在祂講的比喻中稱讚那管家, 並不是稱讚他不公義的作為,而是指出管家顧全未來的機智,為了想失業後有人收留他,以不法的詭計去收買他人。祂說:「這俗世之子, 應付自己的世代,比光明之子更為精明。」祂在感歎世俗人為了今世的益處,處深積慮,左右經營。而有些人雖然相信天主,對於永生之事卻懶懶散散,一點也不關心。

沒有一個僕人可以同時服侍兩個主人,我們不能同時服侍天主,又服侍錢財。我們的錢財應該用來為達到永生的目的,以及幫助人,救人靈魂。不應以不義的手段去得到金錢。用錢的態度要謹慎,不要貪心,否則會經不起金錢的引誘,成了金錢的奴隸,做出得罪天主得罪人的事。為金錢而失去靈魂 ,很不值得。

From Fr. Gael: The steward in today’s Gospel is a fine piece of work. Not only is he bad at his job of steward but when called to accountability and the loss of his job due to his behavior, he resorts to further deceit to guarantee his survival after leaving his job. He, in a fit of genius reduces the amounts of his boss’s debtors to ingratiate himself with them. That way he will have some good business contacts when he leaves the employ of his current boss. And just imagine, his boss actually praises his astuteness in this behavior.

Jesus in the parable then tells us that we are to use that kind of intelligence and astuteness in dealing with the world around us. We are either to do or to be outdone. Our dedication to God must give us the intelligence and wisdom to deal with what the world throws at us if we are guard the precious gift of God’s Kingdom.                                                                                                   –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 22, 2019
7:30 Desolina Giannone & the DeLucchi Family
8:45 Livia Chodrick +
10:15 Thanksgiving From Rosemary Tin & Family – Maria May Michel +
11:45 GB De Martini + – Adriana Agnoletto + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Family V

Monday  September 23, 2019
7:00 Fernanda Matteucci +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + –  Bill Torre + (Conc.)

Tuesday   September 24, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 John Candido + – James Kaufmen + (Conc.)

Wednesday  September 25, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Sylvia B. Timko
9:00 Nancy Massetani + – Giorgio Rossi + (Conc.)

Thursday   September 26, 2019
7:00 Souls of Norma & Joseph Frizza +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Luciano Maggiora + (Conc.))

Friday  September 27, 2019
7:00 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00 Lena Damato + – Sandy Dito + (Conc.)

 Saturday  September 28, 2019
7:30 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Yvonne Young +
5:00 Louis Greco & Family +

Weddings
Robert Paping and Noelle Lee

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a special collection for the Priest’s Retirement Fund. Please be generous in helping those who have given their lives in the service of the people of God! Envelopes are in the pews.

Tuesday: Pray for Vocations! On the 24th of each month (which is this Tuesday) we invite all parishioners to join us in paying for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life

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.

Choose Life! Save lives and souls! This year, for the first time San Francisco’s 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil has added a fall campaign to their Lenten one. The fall campaign is from September 25 to November 3, at two locations: From Mondays through Saturdays: Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California 94110; On Sundays: Soon-to-be-opened Flagship Planned Parenthood, 1522 Bush Street, San Francisco, California 94109. It is a public right-of-way outside for both locations. Learn more and sign up for vigil hours here.

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.

Madonna de Miracoli: Next Sunday September 29, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy!

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 10:00 AM 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

Madonna del Lume:  The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 5 & 6! The events of Saturday, October 5 begin at 10:00 AM with the Memorial Mass at the Fisherman’s Chapel on the wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade, and the Memorial Ceremony at sea. The Sunday, October 6 events will begin with Mass at 11:30 AM, followed by refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession will begin in front of the church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! The MDL dinner dance is at 5PM at the SF Italian Athletic Club. Please pick up a flyer in the Church!

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and go here to learn more.

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.

The Solemnity of St. Francis at the Shrine: The Feast of St. Francis (October 4) at the National Shrine has liturgies and events in honor of St. Francis. A Novena begins September 26, and the Novena Prayer to St. Francis is recited after all Masses from September 26 to October 4. Thursday, October 3 is the Vigil; Friday, October 4 is his feast day; Saturday, October 5, is the Blessing of the Animals. Go to www.shrinesf.org for more information.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Club Conference Room. The reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

Choose Life! Participate in the Fall campaign of 40 Days for Life! The San Francisco chapter of 40 Days for Life is holding its first ever Fall campaign! The campaign runs from September 25 to November 3 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1650 Valencia Street and – new this year! – the upcoming Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street. Help make this inaugural campaign a success by signing up for vigil hours on our website at www.40daysforlife.com/san-francisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

St. Thomas More Society Red Mass: On Thursday, October 17, at 5:30 PM, here at Saints Peter and Paul, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be celebrate the annual Red Mass. Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis will be the  homilist. The annual Red Mass is sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco. All are welcome to attend. The St. Thomas More Society is named for the 16th century lawyer, judge, diplomat, Chancellor of England, martyr, and saint, killed by the government for prioritizing his duty to the faith.

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables to learn more!

 

COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR 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. Above: Pictures from our tradition! That’s from 1977, and shows Fr. Joseph Cheng, SDB, first Director of our Chinese Apostolate at left, and good old then-pastor Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB at right!

Does your Marriage need help? Would not be the first! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information here. 

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program began last Sunday and will be held following every Sunday 8:45 am Liturgy Registration and class will be held in the Gym after the mass.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 22 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 23 Pius of Pietrencina; Priest
Tuesday 24 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 25 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 26 Cosmas & Damian; Martyrs
Friday 27 Vincent de Paul; Priest
Saturday 28 Wenceslaus; Martyr, Lawrence Ruiz & Companions; Martyrs
Sunday 29 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,126.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15: 1-32 or 15:1-10. In the first reading, Moses turns away God’s wrath when the people of Israel create and worship a molten calf. Saint Paul, writing to Timothy, describes himself as the foremost of sinners—an example to others of God’s merciful love. Jesus, in the Gospel, tells several parables to illustrate examples of God’s mercy to sinners.

 

Domenica 24A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Quanto è facile seguire le illusioni e perseverare lungo la via del male! Solo il richiamo della grazia ci può far ritonare alla via della salvezza. La bontà di Dio non rinuncia ad accogliere i figli che ritornano. Ma il suo volto viene rivelato soltanto a coloro che si lasciano permeare dalla sua bontà. Diventano insopportabili coloro che fanno di se stessi il centro di ognia avvenimento.

 

常年期第二十四主日今天的讀經可說是描寫天主慈悲的袖珍本。讀經一記述天主寬恕背叛的以色到人;讀經二聖保祿宗徒多次申述自己曾經迫害、施暴、褻瀆教會,卻得蒙天主寬恕。而福音第十五章更是天主仁慈的寫照。我們祇需靜心細讀細想,吸取其中含義就可得到安慰和勇氣。現在且讓我們看看那長子,他是不是我們靈魂的寫照?他驕傲,覺得自己很好,多年服侍父親,從未違背父親;但他妒忌,他不肯寬恕,使他變得冷酷無情,好像把父親看成了外人,弟弟則成了「你這個同娼妓一起的兒子!」驕傲妒忌的人無法看到別人的好處,無法欣賞別人的好處和成就,更無法和家人一起慶祝弟弟的再生。他妄斷,不會想到這個悔改的弟弟將來可能是個聖人,而自己卻滯留在不滿、不快樂中。他更不能體會到父親連散盡家財的浪子也愛,對他又會是怎樣的珍愛呢?

讓我們誠心默想今天的福音,聆聽天主的教訓,意識到祂愛我們,也求祂賞我們力量效法祂去愛別人。

 

From Fr. Gael: Luke gives us a beautiful account of the parable of the Prodigal son, or the Loving Father as it is also called. But I would rather reflect today on the verses preceding the parable which give us the proper motivation to why Christ tells the tale. He starts with the example of the shepherd with a hundred sheep who loses one and leaves the ninety-nine un protected to go in search of the one. Now, while this is beautiful, it is illogical. More harm could befall the ninety-nine while the Shepherd is out in search of the one. Investment wise, it does not make sense. But, actually, that is just the point Jesus is making. The love of God for each one of us is illogically splendid. He will risk the ninety-nine to come after me.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Weddings
Christopher Ackley and Kimberly Lockett
Rest-in-Peace
Anthony Starelli – Eugene V. DeMartini
Joseph Bonilla – Julie Barboni-Moore

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 15, 2019
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
8:45 Death Anniversary of Frank (Biscotti) Reginato +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul –  Healing Patrick Parks (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 The Fanucchi Family & Lucchesi Family +

Monday  September 16, 2019
7:00 Frances Martin, II +
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Hector & Altina Ocampo + (Conc.)

Tuesday   September 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay + – Joseph Rosmini, from his Brother + (Conc.)

Wednesday September 18, 2019
7:00 Luigi Marciano +
9:00 Pietro Nobili + – For Fr. Jose on his Birthday (Conc.)

Thursday   September 19, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli + – Healing Joseph Leung (Conc.)

 Friday  September 20, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan + – Thanksgiving Yasmin Yamat (Conc.)

 Saturday  September 21, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Death Anniversary of Frank Germano + – Healing Joseph Leung (Conc.)
5:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

 

Particular Items

Catechetical Sunday: Today is Catechetical Sunday in the Archdiocese of San Francisco!

Who are Catechists?:  “Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry.” Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel and to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. We are happy that in our parish we have individuals who have accepted the call to be Catechists, to be echoes of faith.  Among those who have accepted the call, this year we have six who will receive the California Catechist Certificate from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Office of Faith Formation. Congratulations to Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai. They have all given years of dedication and service to our parish!

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun. We are still welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. We will have two orientation nights September 12 or September 19, 2019 at the Parish Rectory at 7:00pm.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! It’s today! 1-4PM,  doors open 12:30, in the gym. Tickets are $35.00, and include Champagne, Lunch, Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Cards!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture study is also at 7:00PM, but in the rectory.

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.

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a special collection for the Priest’s Retirement Fund. Please be generous in helping those who have given their lives in the service of the people of God! Envelopes are in the pews.

Italian Cultural Preservation Society: The Italian Cultural Preservation Society will meet Monday, September 23, from 5:30-8:00PM, in the Parish Center.

Madonna de Miracoli: On September 29, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy!

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 10:00 AM 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.

Madonna del Lume: The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 5 & 6! The events of Saturday, October 5 begin at 10:00 AM with the Memorial Mass at the Fisherman’s Chapel on the wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade, and the Memorial Ceremony at sea. The Sunday, October 6 events will begin with Mass at 11:30 AM, followed by refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession will begin in front of the church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! The MDL dinner dance is at 5PM at the SF Italian Athletic Club. Please pick up a flyer in the Church!

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit our website to learn more about the school.

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.

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. (Above, from our history: that’s the girls of Presentation Convent School in the 1946 Parade!)

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: 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays:10am to 12pm or 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.

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org or go here to learn more.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. More information here.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday  15 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday  16 Cornelius; Pope, and Cyprian; Bishop, Martyrs
Tuesday  17 Robert Bellarmine; Bishop, Doctor
Wednesday 18 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 19 Januarius; Bishop, Martyr
Friday  20 Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn; Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang and Companions; Martyrs
Saturday 21 Matthew; Apostle, Evangelist
Sunday  22 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,953.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Wisdom 9:13-18b; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33. In our first reading we learn that knowing God’s ways and plans comes only through the wisdom m of the Holy Spirit. In today’s epistle, Paul urges Philemon to be merciful to his runaway slave, who served Paul in prison, and accept him back not as a slave but a brother. In the Gospel Jesus tells the crowds what is required to be his disciple: placing discipleship above relationships, possessions and their own lives.

 

Domenica 23A Del Tempo Ordinario

I nostri comportamenti sono spessocausati dalla tirannia degli istinti e daldesiderio di spraffazione. Abbiamo bisogno della sapienza che domandiamo a Dio nella preghiera. San Paolo nel delizioso biglietto all’amico Filemone comincia la rivoluzione delle coscienze che poterà alle grandi scelte sociali.

 

常年期第二十三主日

今天的福音耶穌用了很嚴厲的言詞:「誰若跟隨我,不惱恨自己的父親、母親……不能做我的門徒。」耶穌當然不是真的要我們「恨」,因為天主是愛,「恨」不是於天的性質。耶穌祇是用這個言詞來加強語氣。這句話可能翻譯成:愛得更多或愛得更完滿,愛得一點都不保留。含有自私成份,有所保留的愛就是愛得不夠,因為祇有天主,在人的心靈和生活上,才有權佔絕對重要的首席地位,我們不能為了愛父母或任何人背離天主;更不能為個人的利益或意願而背棄天主。換句話說,天主要我們自願地、完全輕看世物,為愛天主的緣故隨時願意付出一切。

做耶穌的門徒另一個條件是:背自己的十字架,跟在祂後面走。耶穌自己背着十字架到耶路撒冷加爾瓦略山被釘死,作為祂的門徒應該懷着愛心,謹守祂的誡命,甚至即使為此而冒生命的危險也在所不辭。

耶穌的要求是不是太自太私嚴格了?絕對不是! 不要忘記祂也說過:「你們為我最小的兄弟做的,就是為我做了。」

From Fr. Gael: Is Jesus really asking us to hate our father and our mother? Not really. The rest of the Gospel today clarifies that. He is asking us to prioritize our decisions and measure our choices. Jesus is asking his listeners to choose the best alternative possible. Jesus is the best alternative, but the choice will come at a cost and that is what Jesus wants us to understand. He wants us to really, really, really choose him, and thereby accept the cost. He wants followers who are committed to him and to all that such commitment implies. And so, Jesus gives these examples to cause greater reflection on our part, and consequently greater commitment. Hate is not the motivation. Love of Christ is the motivation that enables us to embrace him and accept the cost!–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 8, 2019
7:30 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
8:45 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 GB De Martini + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
1:00 Joan Caliendo +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday  September 9, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Mary & Julio Pozzi +

Tuesday   September 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Wednesday September 11, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Peter A. Cresci + – Leonardo Mendoza+ (Conc.)

Thursday   September 12, 2019
7:00 Louis Ferralis +
9:00 Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday  September 13, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Birthday of Lucy Chan

Saturday  September 14, 2019
7:30 Lisa Middione +
9:00 Frank Delucchi + –  George Muntean + (Conc.)
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

Particular Items

Madonna Celebrations: On September 29, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, and on October 4-5 we celebrate Madonna del Lume! Mark your calendars!

Show our Veterans We Care! Please join us on Monday, September 9, 6-8pm, at the Saints Peter & Paul cafeteria to make inspirational cards of gratitude to honor our veterans for Patriot Day. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own, too! The cards will be delivered to veterans at the VA hospital in SF. Call the parish office for more details.

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.

Great Photos from Guadalupe Pilgrimage: The Chinese Apostolate shared some very nice photos from last week’s pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe…check them out here.

Catholic Women’s Retreats: Healing After Abortion: In Spanish: Sept 7-8; In English: Sept 14-15. For more information, go here.

Parental Rights in Education FREE Meeting! Sex Education and Your Rights as Parents: Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm at St Dominic’s Church 2390 Bush St San Francisco, CA. Did you know that new California law now requires sex education in public and charter schools—and that the recommended curricula include aggressive promotion of morally objectionable concepts of human sexuality? What can we do to protect our children? Join us to learn more!

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. More information here.

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals: The Catholic Medical Association, San Francisco Guild, will hold their first public event on September 14, 2019, 10 am-12 pm at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco (2390 Bush Street) in the Parish Hall.  All physicians and health care professionals are welcome to this meet-and-greet. “We are a Catholic physician-led organization seeking to grow in our understanding of the moral and ethical principles of our Catholic Faith and clinical practice. Through education, support, and faith-sharing, we inspire to live our call to holiness, to grow in our love of God, and to support one another as faithful Catholics healthcare providers.” You can learn more here. 

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. Go here or call 650-289-3320.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! It’s Next Week! 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.

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 with Archbishop Cordileone celebrating a  10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza, where there will be Adoration, a homily, confessions, and Benediction. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, go here.

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. Below: From our history—St. Mary’s Chinese Girls’ Drum Corps in the 1964 Parade.

 

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. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website for more details.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit our website to learn more about the school.

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program began last Sunday and will be held following every Sunday 8:45 am Liturgy Registration and class will be held in the Gym after the mass.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 08 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 09 Peter Claver; Priest
Tuesday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 11 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 12 The Most Holy Name of Mary
Friday 13 John Chrysostom; Bishop. Doctor
Saturday 14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Sunday  15 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,183.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

讚美天主!朝聖之旅完滿結束,各團員過了愉快精彩的幾天,已平安回家。

Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage

Praise be to God! The pilgrimage splendidly concluded. Every group member had a few joyful and wonderful days. All returned home safely.

 

The pilgrims in front of the Shrine!

8-29 First Mass at Shrine of San Miguel del Milagro – site of apparitions of St. Michael the Archangel and the spring of curative water blessed by St. Michael:

8-30 Getting ready for Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe 瓜達露佩聖母大殿內預備開彌撒

8-30 Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe 瓜達露佩聖母大殿内彌撒

 

8-30 Lunch at El Mexicano after Mass 午餐音樂助興

 

8-31 Mass at Santo Domingo Church

 

8-31 Outside Santo Domingo Church

 

8-31 Model at the temple ruin of La Ciudad de Tenochtitlan  古城廟址遺蹟及古城模型

 

8-31 Group, “Oooh!” Father, “Aaah!”

 

8-31 National Palace – Garden of Indigenous Plants 本土植物公園

 

8-31 Garibaldi Square to enjoy the Mariachi Bands 享受土風樂隊表演

 

8-31 Dinner 晚餐

 

9-1 Pyramid of the Sun and Moon 日月金字塔古蹟

9-1 Climb to the top. 往塔頂去

 

 

9-1 In front of the Pyramid of the Moon 月金字塔下全景

 

9-1 Mass at St. James Church, where Juan Diego was baptized. 主日彌撒