1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46. God tells Solomon to ask for anything, and he asks for an understanding heart to lead his people.. Saint Paul writes to the Romans that, all things work for good to those who love God. In the Gospel, Jesus uses three parables (buried treasure, pearl of great price, and a full fish net) to explain the kingdom of heaven.

 

Domenica 17A Del Tempo Ordinario

I discepoli di Gesù hanno come regola di vita l’amore che è dono e tesoro inestimabile. Per conquistarlo occorre affrontare qualiasi difficoltà con discernimento e generosità, affinché Dio occupy sempre il primo posto nella vita.

 

 

常年期第十七主日

今天耶穌繼續講天國的比喻,教訓人應有怎樣的智慧,去進入天國。祂把天國比作「藏在地裏的珍寶」,人發現了,為擁有它,變賣一切去得到它。又像一個尋找寶珠的商人,找到真正的珠寶,也變賣一切,買了它。這兩個比喻,說明得到恩寵有時是無意之間,一個訊息,使他突然明白了,皈依天主。也有人千辛萬苦去鑽研,終於明白了天主的聖道,於是諴心地相信,以得到聖道為至寶。其實天主的恩寵離我們很近,但我們卻沒有發現它,即使發現了,也不看重它,以為比起金錢、名譽、地位和享受,它不算是什麼而放棄它,又有些人以為有的是時間,等享受夠了,才去領取,而沒有想到生命無常,迅息即逝,機會不再。十分可惜。

人世間有許多知識、物質、財富,就像漁人撒網一樣,網一拉上,千種百樣的東西都出現,但有智慧的人,祇選能持久,適合永生之用的 ,其餘的通通不取。因為沒有什麼比永生更重要。

 

From Fr. Gael: Imagine you are a contestant on some sort of quiz show, and you have won. You are told you can chose your own prize from among a multitude of valuable things. What would you choose? This is the situation of Solomon in today’s first reading. What you choose would be a good indication of what you most value in life, of what your set of values are. Of all the physical material external things that Solomon could have chosen, he chooses an internal attribute. He chooses wisdom so that he may rule as king with rectitude over his people. And so he is granted wisdom and so much more by God. The very fact that he chooses wisdom is an indication that it already reigned in his heart, but was magnified ever more by God’s blessing. What reigns in my heart? What reigns in all our hearts? The choice belonged to Solomon to make and the blessing he received was a confirmation of that good heart? May our hearts hold what will cause God to bless even more abundantly as He did Solomon! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Ed Tobin
Annie Martinez Rippburger

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                July 26, 2020
 7:30        Ed Tobin +
8:45        Guilia Ghio & Albertina Sultana +
10:15     Stephen Cordova +
11:45     Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +  –
Carabinieri Mario Cerciello Rega + (Conc.)
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Carol La Flash +

 Monday                               July 27, 2020
7:00        Emma Kirby +
9:00        Milagros Lavin +

Tuesday                               July 28, 2020
7:00        Intention Frank Chu and Family
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Wednesday                        July 29, 2020
7:00        For an Increase in Vocations
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Thursday                             July 30, 2020
7:00        Annie Martinez Rippburger +
9:00        Fiorella Banducci +

Friday                                   July 31, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Birthday of Susan B. Gamboa & Anniversary of the Death of Robert Fuller +

Saturday                              August 1, 2020
7:30        Thomas Begley +
9:00        Albert Salera +
5:00        Fred Damato +

 

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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.

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

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                 26           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               27           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               28           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        29           Martha
Thursday             30           Peter Chtrysologus; Bishop, Doctor
Friday                    31           Ignatius of Loyola; Priest
Saturday              01           Alphonsus Ligouiri; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 02           18th 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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