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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