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.
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
Monday August 31, 2020
9:00 Evelyn Lavin +
Tuesday September 1, 2020
7:00 Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III +
Wednesday September 2, 2020
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 +
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.
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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 (email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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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