Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23 or 13:1-9. Isaiah describes the word of God as fruitful, not returning to the Lord until his will is accomplished. Paul writes to the Romans, addressing human suffering and looking beyond it to the promise of heaven. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the sower and explains its meaning.

 Domenica 15A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Parola di Dio non è solo l’insegnamento che Gesù ci dà, ma anche le azioni da lui compiute. Che i destinatari l’accolgano o la rifiutino essa illumine e orienta I fatti della storia. L’umanità riceve da Cristo il dono dello Spirito Santo, che la guida a cogliere nella sofferenza e nella croce il seme di vita eterna.

 常年期第十五主日

「就如雨和雪,不再返回原處,祇有灌溉田地,使之繁殖萌芽」。(讀經一)耶穌回應依撒撒意亞先知的話,講出了當地人們熟悉的撒種種植的比喻。這比喻耶穌自己已經解釋得很清楚,祂所撒的種子是天主的聖言,也就是天主的恩寵,土地是每人的心田。恩寵的施與,不分種族,不分貧富貴賤,人人有份,任由人自由取之無盡,用之不竭,問題是你想不想要。天主絕不勉強,因為勉強接受不能持久,一遇到多少阻力便心灰意冷,急急放棄。但天主永遠給人機會,因為[木祂知道,人若有心,石地也能變成良田;荊棘叢生也能拔除淨盡,天主從不放棄,祂耐心等待人悔攺,盼望瘠地變良田,結實纍纍。

耶穌警告我們,有些人心麻木了,他們祇想過暫時的、因循苟且的生活,他們塞住耳朵,閉上眼睛,免得聽了心裏明白,而需要改變生活。這是發人深思的話,願我們警醒、細聽,消化、謹記、實行耶穌的教訓。

 

From Fr. Gael: Matthew is addressing a key concern of his Christian-Jewish community; namely, why some Jews accepted Jesus and other Jews rejected him and his message of the Kingdom. The parable is an attempt to explore this mystery concerning acceptance or rejection of Jesus’ message and centers on our willingness to open ourselves to how God is present and acting in the world. It means developing ears that listen attentively and a mind that discerns thoughtfully. With God’s help, this kind of soil will produce abundant fruit. Life and all its consequent demands tend to drown out the capability to hear and respond to it. The grace, the seed, is given but must be received by each of us, interiorized and acted upon. This parable does not center on what God does, but rather on the receptivity that we assume. Ultimately, responding to the word is what bears fruit and yields the said hundred or sixty fold harvest. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                July 12, 2020
7:30        Anniversary of the Death of Celestina Sbragia +
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15       Soul of Paul Tsih +
11:45       Carla Ferrando + – Lydia Scarsella Fleming  + (Conc.)
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Anton & Angela Canepa +

 Monday                              July 13, 2020
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Jose C. Bugayong +

Tuesday                               July 14, 2020
7:00        Anne Franceschini  +
9:00        Rose Damato Bowles +

Wednesday                        July 15, 2020
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Matthias Moreno Oliver +

Thursday                             July 16, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Friday                                   July 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Saturday                              July 18, 2020
7:30        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Intention of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Matthias Moreno Oliver

 

 

Particular Items

Chinese Apostolate Zoom Rosary and Social: The weekly Zoom Rosary and Social begins at 10:45AM:

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: As soon as the AA is allowed to meet again, we will let you know! “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Second Collection: Next week there will be a second collection for our parish school. If you donate online, please select “Second Collection” from the designation pull down menu, to make sure your gift is assigned 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                 12           15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               13           St. Henry
Tuesday               14           Kateri Tekakwitha; Virgin
Wednesday        15           Bonaventure; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday             16           Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Friday                    17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              18           Camillus de Lellis; Priest
Sunday                 19           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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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