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.
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
Christopher Ackley and Kimberly Lockett
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 +
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 (email@example.com) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!