Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13: 24-43 or 13 13:24-30. Wisdom speaks of the might and clemency of God, saying you would permit repentance for their sins. Paul tells the Romans that the Spirit intercedes when we know not how to pray. In the Gospel, Jesus shares three parables about the kingdom of heaven, explaining the of the parable of the weeds to his disciples.

 

Domenica 16A del Tempo Ordinario

 Alla vista di ciò che accade nel mondo è impossibile nonn porsi delle domande. Come può Dio sopportare tanti disodini, tante intollerabili ingiustizie, tanti delitti scandalosamente impunity? Perché interviene così poco? Non si tratta di chiedere conto a Dio, ma di cercare di capire la sua condotta, che deve ispirare la nostra. Dio è l’Onnipotente, che non ha bisogno di imporsi con la forza: concede a tutti il tempo per cambiare la loro condotta, per convertirsi. Il tempo della resa dei conti è già programmato.

 

常年期第十六主日

今天耶穌仍用撒種的比喻,第一段寫莠子的存在,是指邪惡、敗行,人如果不留心就會犯罪  。但令人欣慰的是天主仁慈的,「是公義的本源;因為祢主宰一切,所以祢必能諒解一切…祢雖掌有大權,但施審判,卻很溫和。」世人往往以權力壓制公義,但天主不是這樣,祂有權力,同時也是公義和慈悲的。天主永遠給人最後的機會。因此,忍耐地等待,延遲懲罰,給人懺悔的機會。

天國還在發展的時期,善人和惡人之間,沒有絕對明顯的分別,天主容許兩種人混合在一起生活,一方面為考驗善人,使他們更能堅持到底,多立善功;另一方面給惡人有悔攺的機會,因為善人會變壞,壞人會變好,我們中國人有一句話「蓋棺論定」。意思是要等到人呼出最後一口氣,才可判斷。因為人一天未死,一天仍有機會悔攺。天主不立刻收人靈魂,祂希望人回心轉意。善人應該為罪人祈禱,並以善言善行幫助他的弟兄們。

 

From Fr. Gael: God loves us and wants us to love Him. But God won’t make us love Him. Forced love is not love at all. And so the good and the bad live in this world side by side. Matthew wants us to understand that we choose to which side we belong. God gives us time to reach out in freedom and experience God’s gracious kindness and healing touch. Ultimately, for Matthew, God is good and merciful, giving us the time we need to repent and turn back. In our weakness, God is our strength and our help. In the parable the slaves want to pull out the growing weeds with the growing wheat. The Master instead says, “Let them grow together, there will be time later to separate them.” God gives us time, and time again. It is never too late for the Love of God. The confidence of the landowner that his wheat will survive the effect of the weeds is worth pondering. A trust in goodness that is greater than the fear of wickedness could be a powerful weapon against rampant, senseless violence. It has worked before in history, and could work again if given a chance. Let’s give LOVE a chance. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                July 19, 2020
7:30        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15      Desta Gould +
11:45      GB DeMartini +
1:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                              July 20, 2020
7:00        Inez & Johnny Carlenzoli +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Tuesday                              July 21, 2020
7:00        Luigi, Rosa, & Hilda Mangini & Frank Lucier +
9:00        Paul & Jacqueline Longinotti +

Wednesday                        July 22, 2020
7:00        Evaret Jorgensen +
9:00        Mary, John, & Richard Caserza +

Thursday                             July 23, 2020
7:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00        Birthday of Teresa Bonjean + – George Muntean (Conc.)

Friday                                   July 24, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Special Blessings for Daniel Ortega

Saturday                              July 25, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Anniversary of the Deaths of Juanita Cong + &  Mariano Uy +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

 Rest-in-Peace
Stephen Córdova
Annie Martinez Rippburger

 

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Second Collection: Today there is 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.

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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.

The Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet by Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 at 4pm. The great 20th century American Catholic writer, Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” along with several other short stories will be discussed. A relevant Salesian spirituality topic will be presented as well. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 1, 4pm, Zoom (Bp. Barron, “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Secular Age,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Js0Hba-HLg). For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (Franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary, though. All are welcome.

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!

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next weekend there will be a special collection for Peter’s Pence, supporting the good works of the Holy Father all over the world. Please be generous.

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                 19           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               20           St. Appollinaris; Bishop, Martyr
Tuesday               21           Lawrence of Brindisi; Priest, Doctor
Wednesday         22           Mary Magdalene
Thursday             23           Bridget; Religious
Friday                   24           Sharbel Makhlūf; Priest
Saturday              25           James; Apostle
Sunday                 26           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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