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.
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 +
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at email@example.com “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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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