Jeremiah 20:10-13; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10: 26-33. Jeremiah, the prophet, praises the Lord in the midst of terror and persecution, trusting God’s power to save. In his Letter to the Romans, Paul teaches that death came through Adam’s sin, but Jesus brings the grace of God as a gift. In the Gospel, Jesus encourages the Twelve to not be afraid.

Domenica 12A del Tempo Ordinario

Geremia è perseguitato ma sa che non sarà abbandonato dal Signore. Gesù invita a non avere paura nella persecuzione, a riconoscerlo davanti agli uomini per non essere rinnegati da lui. La fede non si piega di fronte alla minacce quando è sostenuta dalla forza Spirito Santo.

 

常年期第十二主日

 今天的福音的第一句是教宗聖若望保祿二世常常教導我們的話:「不要怕!」全部聖經一共有三百六十五句「不要怕!」足夠我們每天用一句。

為什麼不要怕?因為「與我們同在的上主,好像是一位孔武有力的戰士。」(讀經一)耶穌也告訴我們,天主珍愛我們,連我們的頭髮也清楚知道。依靠天主,我們穩如泰山。祇有天主才是我們應該敬畏的,得罪天主,喪失了基督徒的身份才是可怕的事。失去這身份等於失去了生命意義和價值。保全了這身份也就保存了生命——永生。為此,作為基督徒應該為這身份作證,就像兩千多年來,無數的基督徒一樣,為了堅守這身份,即使招致肉身的受苦、甚至死亡,也在所不惜。

今天,在美國,我們還不至為這身份犧牲生命,但若我們能不與世俗隨波逐流,活出基督的精神來,也就是為我們這身份作證。

 

From Fr. Gael:  Jeremiah, the great prophet, speaks of the difficulties he has encountered in following his vocation as prophet. He was called by God to speak God’s word, and he did so for over half a century, enduring the consequences of that faithfulness to his vocation. However, he ends today’s first reading, despite all the difficult moments, praising God: “Sing to the Lord, praise the Lord, for he has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked!” God is in, above and between all things, and God has accompanied the faithfulness of the prophet.

Jesus, then, in the Gospel tells his disciples to “fear no one.” God accompanies his faithful servants and friends, so we are not to be afraid.

This is consolation to us in the tribulations and difficulties of our own lives. When we walk with God, God is behind us, before us, to our right, to our left, above us and below us. Do we get the idea? God surrounds us. Why should we fear. We are valued in God’s eyes. And so, in the third to last line of today’s Gospel, Jesus summarizes it well. “So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                June 21, 2020

7:30        Giosue Bresolin & Giovanni Santa Lucia, Franco & Pia Ortesi +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     GB DeMartini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + 

Monday                               June 22, 2020
7:00        Ernesto Piazza +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi  +  – Fortunato D’Ascoli +(Conc.)

Tuesday                               June 23, 2020
7:00        Intention Rene Enrique
9:00        Enrichetta Panelli +

Wednesday                        June 24, 2020
7:00        Harvey Trice +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III + – Scott Rosner +(Conc.)

Thursday                             June 25, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Intention the Léon Morales Family

Friday                                   June 26, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Pauline Cresci +

Saturday                              June 27, 2020
7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        Porfirio Lueza +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza + 

 

Rest-in-Peace

Jorge Guillermo Santana

 

Scott Rosner

 

Particular Items

Important news, Parishioners! By mandate of the city of San Francisco we will not celebrate public Masses on Sunday (including Saturday vigil) until further notice. We will continue to celebrate public Masses at 7:00 & 9:00 AM Monday through Friday and 7:30 & 9:00 AM Saturday. We will resume the streaming of a Mass at 10:00AM on Sundays, and daily at 9:00 AM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

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Daily Rosary: We hope to begin the daily praying the Rosary following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration has resumed on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Jesus has missed you–come by and visit him.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets Thursday meeting at 6:00 PM, in the parish center, should begin soon. We will let you know! “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist: On Wednesday, June 24, we celebrate the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist. Mighty Saint, pray for us!

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: June 29, is the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the two pillars of the Church. But because they are our patrons, we are allowed to celebrate on the closest Sunday, which is next Sunday, June 28. Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us!

Second Collection: Next weekend we have a second collection for our parish school. If you are donating online, please go here, select the “Second Collection” designation and we will make sure your donation goes to the school.

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.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow. The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 21           12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               22           Paulinus of Nola; Bishop.  John Fisher; Bishop, & Thomas More;  Martyrs
Tuesday               23           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        24           The Nativity of John  the Baptist
Thursday             25           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                    26           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              27           Cyril of Alexandria; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 28           Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Our Patrons

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

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