Ezekiel 33:7-9; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20.  In the first reading, the Lord tells Ezekiel that he will be held responsible for the death of the wicked one if he does not speak out to dissuade [him] from his way. In the Letter to the Romans, paul writes that the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. In the Gospel, Jesus gives instructions for correcting one another, gives authority to bind and loose, and promises where two or three are gathered together in my midst, there am I in the midst of them.

Domenico 23A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il male compiuto danneggia la convivenza umana. Bisogna avviare il fratello verso il bene. La morale non deve diventare motivo di disprezzo, di odio, di delazione e di vendetta, ma invito alla correzione che salva. La fede in Gesù trasforma le realizioni sociali e la vita personale dei credenti.

 

常年期第二十三主日

今天的三段讀經都和愛有關:聖保祿寫道:「除了彼此相愛外,你們不可再欠人什麼。」(讀經二)這是一項重大的債務。人人都有責任去償還。這也是一種義務,因為彼此相愛原是人性重要的一環,也是天主的誡命。愛人不單不損害別人還要關顧別人的好處,如果別人行為不當,要幫助他離開邪道,把天主的教導傳給他。(讀經一)

福音更進一步,把勸告的責任推廣到每一個信徒身上,祇要看見弟兄們陷於罪惡,就有責任勸告。「如果你的兄弟犯了罪,要在你和他獨處的時候規勸他,如果他聽從你,你便賺得了你旳弟兄。」態度誠懇溫和,而且在私底下,不要把他犯錯的事傳到外面,以至損害他的名譽,這是不道德的行為。最後,耶穌說:「你們中若有兩個人在地上同心合意地祈求,無論求什麼,我的天父一定會為你實現。」因為同心合意是愛的象徵,天主是愛。而為弟兄們祈禱也是愛的表示。

 

From Fr. Gael: Ezekiel, a prophet of the exile, calls the people to turn back to God, to be faithful to the covenant. This sounds a bit like Jeremiah last week. The need to call the people of Israel seems to have been continuous and persistent. And in the Gospel Jesus deals with one of the common human situations of conflict as a way of showing faithfulness to God. It is dealing with one’s “brother.” Of course, here the word brother has a greater extension than merely one’s blood brother. It implies dealing with humanity. Jesus gives a three step process to seek reconciliation. Step one: talk personally alone with one’s brother. If that doesn’t work, then, Step two: take a third party along to be part of the process. And if that doesn’t work, then, seek intervention through the Church. Only then, if it doesn’t work can one step aside from one’s brother. The whole point here is that we have to constantly work at it. We cannot step aside without an effort to reconcile. It isn’t easy but in imitation of Christ, it is that to which we are called. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                September 6, 2020
7:30        Carlo Romeo +
8:45        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Donna, Frances, & John Traverso +
11:45     Frank Cuneo +
1:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                              September 7, 2020
7:00        Larry & Stephanie Adams +
9:00        For the Soul of Gelasio Bini +

Tuesday                              September 8, 2020
7:00        Fr. Jospeh Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Wednesday                       September 9, 2020
7:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00        Mary & Julio Pozzi +

Thursday                             September 10, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Friday                                  September 11, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter A. Cresci +

Saturday                             September 12, 2020
7:30        Intention Fr. Gustavo Ramirez, SDB
9:00        Carmen Lueza +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Rest in Peace
Lawrence “Larry” Adams

 

Particular Items

Public Sunday Masses UPDATE: Due to Fr. Gustavo’s positive Covid diagnosis, we are cancelling the scheduled public Masses for this weekend and next. We share your disappointment, and please keep Fr. Gus (and us!) in your prayers.

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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!

Great Week for Our Lady! What a wonderful week to honor Our Lady! Tuesday we celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and on Saturday we celebrate the Most Holy Name of Mary! Remember how, when you were little, you gave Mom a birthday present—and how she looked at you? What would Our Blessed Mother like for her birthday? How about praying the Rosary each day this coming week!

Speaking of the Rosary: Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie about Fr. Patrick Peyton—founder of the Rosary Crusade:


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-HLghttps://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 (franklavin@comcast.net, 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 projectrachel@sfarch.org or call 415-614-5567

Here is a short video from Fr. Vito about the Retreat:


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 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                06           23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               07           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               08           The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday         09           Peter Claver; Priest
Thursday             10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                   11           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              12           The Most Holy Name of Mary
Sunday                 13           24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

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