Sirach 27:30-28:7; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18: 21-35. Sirach tells the people. Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight. Thus, they are to forgive their neighbor as they wish to be forgiven by the Lord. Paul tells the Romans, None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord. In the Gospel, Jesus answers Peter’s question of how often he must forgive by telling him the parable of the unforgiving servant.

 

Domenico 24A Del tempo Ordinario

Perdonare è la condizione indispensabile per essere perdonati. Ogni uomo ha bisogno di misericordia, perchè alla santità del Signore non è possible avvicinarsi da parte dell’uomo peccatore. La via per andare a Dio è la misericordia verso il fratello. Occorre fare tante buone opera per vivere in maniera nuova I rapporti sociali, esercitando la carità il perdono.

 

常年期第二十四日

今天的福音記載伯多祿和耶穌有關寛恕的對話,伯多祿自以為很大方,寛恕得罪自己的人七次,就像我們常常以為,寛恕了兩、三次已經夠了,若一而再地得罪我,就得給他一點顏色,一點苦頭,看他以後敢不敢?可是耶穌卻說要寛恕七十個七次,意思是無數次,也就是要常常寛恕,祂還以身作則,做給我們看,在十字架上寛恕了殺祂的人。又用比喻去解釋《德訓篇》中所說的:「你要寛恕你的近人,這樣,當你祈禱時,你的罪也會得到赦免。」

人心是狹窄的,我們非常需要別人同情憐憫,但卻不肯放過得罪自己的人,所以許多人會懷着報仇雪恨的心。以牙還牙,怨怨相報沒完沒了,世界變得越來越壞,那是很可悲可怕的。天主經中,耶穌教我們這樣祈求:「求祢寛免我們的罪債,如同我們寛恕得罪我們人。」這話意義重大。每日念天主經時要多多默想。

天主給我們許多赦罪的機會,在告解聖事、在彌撒聖祭中都可得罪之赦。一個真心痛悔的人,不管犯了多大的罪,犯了多少次,都會得到天主寛赦的。

 

From Fr. Gael: The Book of Sirach was written by a Jewish sage during the period of the Hellenization of Palestine, that is, when Greek philosophy was novel and popular in Palestine. Sirach wanted the Jewish people to appreciate the wealth of wisdom in their own heritage before dabbling in Greek thought. Perhaps in a very similar way we face the same challenge in the secular world in which we live. We can get so taken up with popular trends and thought that we forget the wealth of Christian thought which has come down to us through the centuries. In the writings of the early Fathers of the church, in the writings of many centuries of saints, and contemporary saints we can find treasures. The wisdom is there. It is up to us to look for it. In this day of modern technology, we have at our disposition on the internet the writings of all these Christian treasures. It is our patrimony. Why settle for trendy thought when we can access the deeper thought of saints down through the ages who have struggled as we do today. Give it a try.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Santina Pollini – John Enna

Mary Pecci

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                September 13, 2020
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Thanksgiving from Lucy Chan
11:45     Costantino & Giuseppina Laurent and Norma & Joseph Frizza +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Monday                               September 14, 2020
7:00        Maria Dusina +
9:00        Frank DeLucchi +

Tuesday                               September 15, 2020
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Frank Bescotti Reginato +

Wednesday                        September 16, 2020
7:00        Edaward Sabini +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday                            September 17, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Friday                                  September 18, 2020
7:00        Luigi Marciano +
9:00        Pietro Damato +

Saturday                              September 19, 2020
7:30        Gianfranco Giotta +
9:00        Pietro, Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Particular Items

Resumption of Public Sunday Masses: We hope to begin public Masses next weekend September 19-20. There will be a Saturday Vigil at 5PM, and Masses on Sunday at 10AM and 12 noon. Attendance is by reservation only, and attendees should arrive 10 minutes early.

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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. Check out Fr. Vito’s invitation:


40 Days For Life Fall Campaign: Defend life & bring peace to San Francisco! 40 Days For Life Fall Campaign will be held at Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco, from September 23 to November 1. Vigil hours are: Monday: 11am to 7pm; Tuesday: 8am to 7pm; Wednesday: 8am to 5pm; Thursday: 8am to 7pm; Friday: 8am to 5pm; Saturday: 8am to 5pm; and Sunday (at Planned Parenthood’s soon-to-be-opened Bush Street location at 1522 Bush St.) 9am to 2pm. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

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               13           24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday              14           The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Tuesday              15           Our Lady of Sorrows
Wednesday        16           Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian; Bishop, Martyrs
Thursday            17           Robert Bellarmine; Bishop. Doctor
Friday                  18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday             19           Januarius; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday                20           25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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