Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27. Jeremiah accuses the Lord of duping him, for his prophecies are met with laughter and mocking, derision and reproach. Paul encourages the Romans to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice. In the Gospel, Jesus reveals that he must suffer greatly, and Peter attempts to dissuade him. Jesus accuses Peter of thinking not as God does, but as human beings do. He then tells his disciples that in order to follow him, they must take up their cross.

 

Domenico 22A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il richiamo del Signore agli antichi profeti e agli apostolic ci impegna ad essere forti e resistenti al male diffuse e organizzato. Il bene trionfa agendo fino al sacrificio come I martire e fino all’eroismo come I santi, autentici modelli di comprtamento. La vita è segnata dalla croce da portare dietro a Gesù, sostenuti dal suo amore.

 

常年期第二十二主日

上主日,耶穌對聖伯多祿說:「西滿!約納的兒子,你是有福的!」今天卻說:「撒殫,退到我後面去!你是我的絆腳石!」前後二節形成強烈的對比。這是因為伯多祿反對主要受苦難,而耶穌卻認為這苦難是必需的,是祂降生為人的終極目的。基督徒若不接受耶穌被釘死在十字架的,就是不接受耶穌是天主。凡跟隨耶穌的,不單要接受祂的十字架,也要接受自己的十字架,因為耶穌說過:「誰若願意跟隨我,應該棄絕自己,背着自己的十字架跟隨我。」這是原祖父母犯罪後,使每一個得救的人,也使整個人類得救的唯一途徑。

耶穌基督不是被迫,而不得不背十字架走上加爾瓦略山的,祂是自願以愛去接受十字架,  為能作為祭品救贖人類。我們也這樣做,就是過基督過的生活。

聖保祿宗徒寫道:「我以天主的仁慈請求你們, 獻上你們的身體,當作生活、聖潔和悅樂天主的祭品」。怎樣獻上自己的身體?就是努力遵守天主的誡命,愛天主愛人地生活。

 

From Fr. Gael:  It was not easy for Jeremiah to be a prophet of doom. He accrued enemies who sought to do away with him. It is this desperation of Jeremiah which speaks in the first reading today. It goes much the same way with Jesus when he forecasts his passion and death in Jerusalem. Peter protests but Jesus has to rectify the situation. Peter says: “God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you.” He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Jesus clarifies well that he will do the will of His Father, of God. And what about us? Where do we stand? Do we think that we should have easy Christianity. Are we ready like Jeremiah to be faithful no matter the cost? Are we like Jesus committed to the will of God? Comfortable Christianity is not Christianity. The Cross is Christianity. And so Jesus can say because he has walked the path, “Come follow me.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                August 30, 2020
7:30        Wedding Anniversary Fortunato & Antonia D’Ascoli +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Thanksgiving for our Chinese Apostolate
11:45     The Pierini & Spes Families +
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00

Monday                              August 31, 2020
7:00
9:00        Evelyn Lavin +

Tuesday                               September 1, 2020
7:00        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Wednesday                        September 2, 2020
7:00
9:00        Birthday of Frank Germano +

Thursday                             September 3, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday                                   September 4, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB + & Fr. Louis Masaero, SDB +

Saturday                              September 5, 2020
7:30        Thanksgiving from Mercedes Sia Lu Kalaykan
9:00        Giovanni Riccio +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +

 

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Resumption of Public Sunday Masses: We are planning to start celebrating Masses outdoors this coming Sunday (including the Saturday Vigil Mass) and will send you all info, times, rules for attendance, etc., soon.

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

Second Collection: Today there is a second collection for the poor. If you donate online, please select “Second Collection” from the designation pull down menu, to make sure your gift is assigned to properly.

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

8/30/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Includes Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and the Consecration to Mary. Join us!

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet by Zoom on Thursday, September 10, 4pm, Zoom and discuss Bp. Barron’s recent book, “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Secular Age,” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Js0Hba-HLg, https://www.amazon.com/Light-Fire-Earth-Proclaiming-Secular/dp/152475952X). Meetings are approximately seventy-five minutes and include a short talk on a spiritual topic. For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary. All are welcome.

Healing After Abortion For Men: Abortion poisons society and affects all involved. For men only – a day long retreat for healing after abortion on Sept. 19 in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Led by Contemplatives of St. Joseph Father Vito Perrone. For more information or to sign up https://sfarch.org/healing-for-men or projectrachel@sfarch.org or call 415-614-5567

Here is a short video with Fr. Vito inviting men to the retreat.


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                 30           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               31           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               01           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         02           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             03           Gregory the Great; Priest, Doctor
Friday                   04           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              05           Teresa of Calcutta
Sunday                 06           23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

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Isaiah 22:19-23; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20. The Lord tells Shebna, the scribe, I will thrust you from your office and pull you down from your station and replace you with the honorable Eliakim. In the second reading, Paul writes to the Romans about the inscrutable judgements and unsearchable ways of God: For from him and through him and for him are all things. In the Gospel, Peter answers Jesus’ question, saying, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus blesses Peter and proclaims him as the rock upon whom he will build his Church.

 

Domenico 21A Del tempo Ordinario

Ogni comunità umana, per la sua vita ordinate, richiede la presenza e l’azione di una legittima autorità, al servizio di tutti. Gli uomini sono figli del medesimo Padre che sta nei cieli, che ha creato esseri socievoli, che si realizzano in una serie continua di relazioni. A chi accetta di far parte della Chiesa, Gesù ha dato l’opportunità di sentirsi capito, compreso, amato e guidato.

 

常年期第二十一主日

今天聖伯多祿對耶穌的答話:「祢是基督,永生天主之子。」這句話澄清了人對耶穌的各種身份所持的謬見,耶穌的答覆:「西滿,約納的兒子,你是有福的,因為啟示你的不是血肉之人,而是我在大之父。」耶穌是天主!千真萬確。此外還有一件重要的事,耶穌說:「我還要告訴你,你是伯多祿,在這磐石上,我要建立我的教會……我把天國的鑰匙交給你,你在地上捆綁的,在天上也要被捆綁……。」耶穌是真天主真人;教宗代表基督,伯多祿的繼承者統治教會,世世代代一脈相承。以上兩端重要的信德的道理。

也許有人不願忍受任何權力,會為此而爭論,但一個真正的基督信徒,會承認,基督為了使世人能安穩地度教徒的生活,走救靈的道路,建立了至聖、至一、至公、從宗徒傳下來的教會,為世人安排了獲登天國的途徑。

 

From Fr. Gael: The prophet Isaiah makes clear to the Israelites that just because they ae the children of Abraham, the original partner with God in an everlasting covenant: “I will be your God, and you will be my people,” they are not guaranteed immunity from God’s judgment. They must choose to be faithful to the covenant. The covenant is a two way street. God is always faithful on his side, even though Israel is not. This does not change God’s commitment to the covenant but constantly calls us to faithfulness to the covenant. Faithfulness is not a one time act. It is a way of constant living. Jesus in the Gospel calls his disciples to this faithfulness to him. We know what a struggle it was for them. They were not instant saints. They became saints over the long haul. In our hearing the scripture today, we are called to the same faithful struggle to live our covenant with Christ. It takes a life time. With faithfulness to Jesus, just put one foot ahead of the other each day, and we’ll get there! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace

Mary Della Cella

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                August 23, 2020
7:30        Silvia & Elvira Toso +
8:45        Donna, Frances, & John Traverso +
10:15     Soul of Lee King Yuk +
11:45     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul  –
In Honor of Madonna della Guardia (Conc.)
1:00        Mary della Cella +
5:00         

Monday                               August 24, 2020
7:00        In Honor of San Rocco
9:00        Michele Magliulo +

Tuesday                               August 25, 2020
7:00        Repose of the Soul of Rosario Sederiosa +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi +

Wednesday                       August 26, 2020
7:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00        Repose of the Soul of Gertrude Ladonga +

Thursday                             August 27, 2020
 7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +

Friday                                   August 28, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Les & Teresa Favrat +

Saturday                              August 29, 2020

7:30
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00

 

Particular Items

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

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.

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

8/23/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk, including the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary 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                 23           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               24           Bartholomew; Apostle
Tuesday               25           Louis; King, Joseph Calasanz; Priest
Wednesday         26           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             27           Monica, Mother of Augustine
Friday                  28           Augustine; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday              29           The Passion of St. John the Baptist
Sunday                 30           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28. The Lord speaks through Isaiah, giving his promise that all who hold to [his] covenant will be brought to his holy mountain. In the second reading, Saint Paul tells the Gentiles that God delivered all to disobedience, that he might have mercy upon all. In the Gospel, a Canaanite woman asks Christ to have pity on her, for her daughter is tormented by a demon. In spite of initial rejection, the woman perseveres in faith and Jesus heals her daughter.

 

Domenico 20A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Chi si rivolge al Signore con umiltà , e ascoltato. Il mistero della chiamata universale alla salvezza impegna il credente a celebrarla con il culto, a proclamara davanti agli uomini e a darne testimonianza con la propria vita.

 

常年期第二十主日

今天的讀經在在表明天主的救恩是賜給所有人的,讀經一《依撒意亞先知書》中說:「我的殿宇是為使普世萬民都能得救。讀經二「天主把眾人都圈入背逆之中,為憐憫眾」。天主不單拯救善人,也拯救罪人,這是很明顯的。

福音中,耶穌對客納罕婦人的態度,有點奇怪,好像有點冷淡,因為祂奉命救天主的選民 ——以色列。祂打發宗徒出外傳教時,曾命令門不要走外邦人的路。客納罕婦人是外邦人。耶穌要試探她的信心,表面對她冷淡,又說拿兒女的餅餵子狗是不對的,真是侮辱十足了。婦人答得好:「小狗也吃主人桌子上掉下的碎屑。」耶穌完全被婦人的信心和謙遜征服了,不但成全了她的願望,還表揚他的信德。

許多時,我們向天主求的態度,好像老板對伙計,有時討價還價,有時更限時專送。其實祈禱最主要的應該是誠心、恆心、謙心、讚美、感恩。客納罕婦人是我們最好的榜樣。

 

From Fr. Gael: The woman is a pagan, a Tyro-Phoenician. Her request to Jesus for a cure is a matter of the heart, that is, the heart of a mother. She makes the request for the cure of her daughter who is  possessed by a demon. Jesus, at first hand, rejects the request because his mission is to the house of Israel and not to pagans. But the heart of the mother is ferociously insistent and her response to Jesus’ apparently strong rejection of her request, likens the request to throwing food to dogs. It seems a bit strong and demeaning of this woman who only seeks the well-being of her daughter.  She, however, responds poignantly: “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Jesus cannot resists the response from the depth of her faith: “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” What do we learn from this? It seems clear to me. Our faith must be ferociously strong and persistent, and Jesus will respond to us as he did to the Tyro-Phoenician woman. Keep at it! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 August 16, 2020
7:30        In Honor of San Rocco from Fortunato + & Rocco D’Ascoli +
8:45        Anton & Angela Canepa +
10:15      For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45      GB De Martini +
1:00        Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe & Frances Cresci +
5:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + 

Monday                                August 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Joseph & Carmella Greco +

Tuesday                                August 18, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving for God’s Blessings from the Freedman León Family
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Wednesday                         August 19, 2020
7:00        Dr. Joseph & Angelina Presti +
9:00        Repose of the Soul of Rodney Chounard +

Thursday                              August 20, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Alice Larson +

Friday                                   August 21, 2020
7:00        Luigi & Rose Mangini +
9:00        Ralph Lavin +

Saturday                               August 22, 2020

7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Leona Riley +
5:00        Second Anniversary of the Death Giovanni Borzoni + 

 

Rest-in-Peace
Alex Nuno

 

Particular Items

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

Chinese Apostolate Zoom Rosary:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

8/16/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk, including the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the Consecration to Mary at St. Mary’s Cathedral, beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

Second Collection: Next weekend we will have a second collection for our parish school–and they need it! If you donate online, pleases select the “Second Collection” designation.

Welcome Back, Fr. Bob! Fr. Bon Stein, SDB, has returned to Saints Peter and Paul, serving as an “In Residence” capacity. Welcome back, Fr. Bob!

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                  16           20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday                 17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday                 18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday           19           John Eudes; Priest
Thursday               20           Bernard; Abbot, Doctor
Friday                     21           Pius X; Pope
Saturday                22           The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                  23           21st 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!

 

 

1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33. Elijah heard God in a tiny whispering sound. Paul writes to the Romans that he has great sorrow and constant anguish in [his] heart for his own people. In the Gospel, Peter becomes frightened while walking on the water toward Jesus. Jesus catches him from sinking.

 

 Domenico 19A Del Tempo Ordinario

Ogni discepolo, di cui San Pietro è il prototipo nel vangelo di questa domenica, conosce momenti di incertezza e di dubbio. Quando comincia a vacillare grida: “Signore, salvami.” Gesù gli tenderà la mano per salvarlo. La fragilità della nostra fede non ci trattenga dal partecipare alla Liturgia della festa, per proclamare, con tutta la Comunità: “Tu sei veramente il Figlio di Dio! Signore vieni in aiuto alla mia fragile fede.”

 

常年期第十九主日

讀經一記述厄里亞先知因受了許多迫害,感到力不從心,十分沮喪,便登曷勒布山,想得到安慰,他聽到聲音叫他出來立在天主面前。但天主不在暴風大作,裂山碎石之中,也不在地震烈火中出現。等到一切平靜了,有輕微細弱的風聲,厄里亞聽到了天主的聲音。他蒙着臉站在洞口。天主體恤他的辛勞,以溫柔慈愛安慰他。

福音記述伯多祿看見水面走着的耶穌,請祂也讓他走在水面上到祂身邊。可是在風浪汹湧中,他害怕了,大聲叫喊,求主救助。厄里亞疲乏沮喪,遇困難時灰心失望;伯多祿在危險中膽怯畏懼,都是人之常情。我們在危險中,要記得依靠天主,呼求聖母幫助,堅信天主常在我們之內,就不至沉淪,因為天主會以最溫柔的愛鼓勵、指導保護我。

星期二八月十五日,是聖母升天節,是當守瞻禮日,記得參與彌撒,聖母是我們天上的母親,她有全備之德,我們要向她學習,求她助佑,告訴她你愛她,把你的一切獻給她。

 

From Fr. Gael: God whispers and he does not shout. That is what the prophet Elijah in the Book of Kings learns. And if we listen to that particular piece of scripture it is what we learn that in today’s first reading. God comes into our lives in whispers. When someone whispers to you must move closer to that person to capture their words and understand what they quietly want to tell you. When God whispers we have to move closer to God to capture his message to us. It means sifting through all other distracting noise to filter out what is essential in the whisper.

In today’s Gospel, which follows the dramatic moment of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, Jesus goes off to pray by himself so he can filter out other distractions. Even Jesus needed space to think and pray. Then he proceeds with the demands of daily life, the storm on the sea of Galilee. He ,fortified by pray and closeness to the Father, can tell his disciples. “Take courage, do not be afraid, it is I.” And to the doubt of Peter he can answer, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”. Jesus says the same to us. All what we have to do is draw lose enough to her the whisper in the midst of the storm!  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 August 9 2020
7:30        Lena & Vic d’Acquisto +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     Fred Balistreri +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Healing Michael Riley

 Monday                              August 10, 2020
7:00        Healing Dianne Lynch
9:00        Luigi Marciano +

Tuesday                               August 11, 2020
7:00        Madeline Curreri +
9:00        Peter Domenici. III +

Wednesday                       August 12, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Louis Ferallis & Sam Sultana +

Thursday                            August 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Annette & Tom Lazio +

Friday                                   August 14, 2020
7:00        Patrick Havey +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Saturday                             August 15, 2020
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

Rest in Peace
Kelly Rossi – Ken Butori
Fr. Len Traverso

 

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Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email addresses 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                09          19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               10           Lawrence; Deacon and Martyr
Tuesday              11            Clare; Virgin
Wednesday        12            Jane Frances de Chantal; Religious
Thursday            13            Pontian; Pope, and Hippolytus; Priest; Martyrs
Friday                  14           Maximillian Kolbe; Priest, Martyr
Saturday              15           The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 16           20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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