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.




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

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 +


Particular Items

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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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.

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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,” (, 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 (, 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 or 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 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                 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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