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!

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