Exodus 17:8-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8. In the first reading, Moses needs help in keeping his hands raised so that Joshua will be victorious. Saint Paul reminds Timothy to remain faithful to what he has learned. In the Gospel, Jesus uses the parable of the persistent widow to remind the disciples to pray always without ceasing.

Domenica 29A Del Tempo Ordinario

Obbedendo al comando del Signore la Chiesa ha realizzato la missione volgendosi al mondo intero. È indispensabile che la Parola di verità giunga a tutti gli uomini, perché nessuno resti privo dei benefici della morte e risurrezione di Gesù. Per questo i credenti sono impegnati a intensificare il loro impegno apostolico e missionario, sia sul fronte della preghiera, come su wuello della soliderietà.



這幾天彌撒的讀經有不少關祈禱的教訓,耶穌教我們天主經,祂一再強調祈禱的必要,和祈禱的意義,也教我們祈禱的方法:謙遜、信心 、誠心,今天,祂更指出恆心的重要。福音中有許多關於祈禱的故事:半夜敲門求朋友給餅的比喻,客納罕婦女為她女兒祈求的故事、耶里哥瞎子的故事 ……今天更給我們講不義的法官和寡婦的比喻,從這些故事,我們看到天主的無限仁慈,祂說:「凡你尋求的,必找到;敲門的,門必會打開」。可是我們要有恆心,不可灰心喪氣。



From Fr. Gael:

The word for “widow” in Hebrew means “silent one’ or “one unable to speak!” That is obviously not the case with the widow in today’s parable. Actually, the judge is afraid that this vocal widow will do him violence. And it is not only physical violence, but psychological violence before the people around him. He should be inspired to give the widow consideration for cultural religious reasons but is not. However, the social implications of the widow’s insistence could be far-reaching and so the judge renders her judgment. Now the whole reason that Jesus tells this parable we find in his own words: “Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.” That is sufficiently clear. That is what our prayer is to be like. That should keep us busy for a while!
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB


Luca Henegan
Adeline Warmouth

Paul Nguyen and Vy Nguyen
Philip Sampognaro and Katherine Balistreri


Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  October 20, 2019
7:30 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday  October 21, 2019
7:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
9:00 Ines Massetani + – Thanksgiving Mariana Mocanu (Conc.)

Tuesday   October 22, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni + – Mary B. Galvez + (Conc.)

Wednesday  October 23, 2019
7:00 Delio DeMartini +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwei + – Thanksgiving Mariana Mocanu (Conc.)

Thursday   October 24, 2019
7:00 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Marie Madonna + (Conc.)

 Friday  October 25, 2019
7:00 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 Birthday Blessings Dino Ortega – Marie Madonna + (Conc.)

 Saturday  October 26, 2019
7:30 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 The Giurlani Family + – Marie Madonna +V (Conc.)
5:00 Anniversary of the Death of John Bonjean +

Particular Items

World Mission Sunday: Today is World Mission Sunday. We will be joined at all the Masses by Rev. Anthony Adebambo (above), from the Diocese of Ijebu-Ode in Nigeria, who will share the experience of the rapidly growing African Church. Please be generous!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Bingo: On Monday, October 21, from 5:30-8:30PM, the Club will be hosting Bingo in the auditorium. Help inaugurate the new bingo machine (donated in part by Michael Thoresen and the Thoresen Foundation) and support the Club! For more info and tickets: Randy DeMartini at 415-397-3068 #101 or rdemartini@salesianclub.org

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

Funeral for Archbishop Levada: The funeral for William Cardinal Levada, the Archbishop of San Francisco from 1995-2005, will be on Thursday, October 24, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, at 10:00 AM. Doors open at 9:30, and all the faithful are invited to pray for the repose of his soul. There will also be visitation on October 23, from 5:00-7:00 PM, followed by a vigil until 7:30 PM.

Pray for Vocations! On the 24th of each month, we ask parishioners to pray to Mary Help of Christian, patroness of the Salesians for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and ministry in the Church

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.

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.

Salesian Theater: On Friday November 7, and Saturday, November 8, at 7:30PM, the Salesian Theater of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Please call 415-397-3068 for all details.

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.

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email 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.

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.

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.

Mille Grazie! To all who made our 100th Anniversary Columbus Day Bazaar so unforgettable! Led by co-chairs MaryKate Del Campo, Gregg Franceschi, and Tiffany Pisoni, our SSPP volunteers made the weekend a smashing success—thousands of people shared the joy and good fellowship of the day. And it all supported YOUR Church and School! And congratulations to our raffle winners: the Forbes, Mastrangelo, & Porfido families!


Viva Madonna del Lume! Viva! The October 10 issue of Catholic San Francisco sent a reporter to cover this year’s Madonna del Lume celebration. Please make sure to check it out. (Above: a 100-year old [at least!] fishing boat at the ceremony under the Golden Gate Bridge, honoring all who have lost their lives bravely at sea.)

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 20 29th  Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 21 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 22 John Paul II; Pope
Wednesday 23 John of Capistrano; Priest
Thursday 24 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 25 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 26 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  27 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,801.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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