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.






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



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 +

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

9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia


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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 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 or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at  “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

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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