Isaiah 55:6-9; Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a; Matthew 20: 1-16a. Isaiah encourages his people to seek the Lord and ask for his mercy—God whose thoughts are far above their own. Saint Paul tells the Philippians that Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. And though Paul longs to be with Jesus in the next life, it is better that he remains with them. In the Gospel, jesus tells a parable about workers in a vineyard, emphasizing the generosity of the landowner to all who labored.

Domenico 25A Del tempo Ordinario

Gli uomini sono operai della vigna del Signore, consapevoli o no di concorrere a realizzare il progetto di Dio. La parabola degli operai, invitati a lavorare in ore diverse, insegna che ogni uomo, ogni popolo e ogni civiltà ha il proprio tempo di chiamata. Sono imoportanti la prontezza e la qualità dell’umana risposta.







From Fr. Gael: God does not wear a wrist watch. God operates in the movement of his own pace which transcends time. So the first reading from Isaiah tells us. God is infinite and not tied to time. But God is found in time, our time, as God chooses to reveal himself. It corresponds to us to seek the revelation of God in our time. Today’s parable from Matthew gives us a clue. The owner of the vineyard seeks workers from the first hour of morning labor to close to the end of the day. In his generosity he gives the same reward to all. Those who came in at the crack of dawn complain that such treatment is unjust. God replies, “Do not envy my generosity! I choose to give as I please.” God is not constrained to human concepts. His generosity is his own to give, and just so, he will act. And we will all benefit from the abundance of God’s generosity. So just as with time, God transcend it, so in his generosity he transcends our understanding. We don’t need to figure it out. We only need to enjoy it.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB




Mara Amato


Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                September 20, 2020
7:30        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
10:15      Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45      GB De Martini +
1:00        Fernanda Matteucci +
5:00        The Fanucchi & Lucchesi Families +

Monday                              September 21, 2020
7:00        Livia Chodrock +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death Of Frank Gerrmano +

Tuesday                               September 22, 2020
7:00        Robert Ferriter +
9:00        Giovanni Giotta +

Wednesday                        September 23, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Silvia B. Timko
9:00        Mara Amato +

Thursday                             September 24, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        John Candido +

Friday                                   September 25, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        The Souls of Norma & Joseph Frizza +

Saturday                              September 26, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Nancy Massetani +
5:00        Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +


Particular Items

Mara Amato: A number of our wonderful parishioners have gone home to the Lord recently, and another joined them last week, well known to so many, Mara Amato. Frank Lavin, lifelong parishioner, remembered Mara in a note to the Salesian Cooperators:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Mara Amato, longtime parishioner, Salesian Cooperator, and one of the fabrics of our community. She was 82, and married to Cosmo Amato (another stalwart of our parish and longtime Cooperator) for close to or over 60 years.

Mrs. Amato was involved in every aspect of parish life for the past sixty years, most especially, the Holy Name Society, YLI, ICF, Mother’s Club, volunteer at school, club and church, long-time Bazaar volunteer. The list truly is endless. I fondly remember her serving me so many meals in the cafeteria at grade school, always smiling, welcoming, so so very loving.

She was a proud mother and most especially, grandmother. She was organized, thoughtful, had a good sense of humor and was just about the kindest woman you would ever want to know.

Mrs. Amato remembered the Cooperators, as she retired from leading the Italian Catholic Federation a couple of years back. She passed on to us a very coveted storage closet in the parish center. She knew that it would be in good hands and wished us well.

Mrs. Amato, say hi to Don Bosco and our Blessed Lady who you loved so much! Now, you are with your dear parents. May you rest in peace. Amen.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cosmo and the entire Amato family.

Resumption of Public Sunday Masses: This weekend we are celebrating public Mass outdoors, in the Pre-K Yard. Mass times are 5:00PM Saturday, September 19, and 10:00AM and 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 20. Attendance will be limited to 50 people, and you may reserve a spot by calling the parish office at 415-421-0809 or emailing to

Eucharistic Processions: Today there will be THREE procession from all over the city, converging on St. Mary’s Cathedral for Mass! Start times and locations are:
8:30AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3215 Cesar Chavez;
9AM at St. Dominic Church, 2390 Bush St.;
9:15AM at St. Patrick Church, 756 Mission St.

All three processions will meet Archbishop Cordileone at 10:00AM at United Nations Plaza. His Excellency will greet the faithful, then carry the monstrance in procession to the Cathedral. Outdoor Masses in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Latin will be celebrated at 11:00AM in the Cathedral Plaza. SSPP Group: Catarina and Patty are forming a Saints Peter and Paul group and will meet at UN Plaza at 10AM. Please email me for more info on where to meet or their contact info.

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Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

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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:

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

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                20           25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               21            Matthew; Apostle, Evangelist
Tuesday               22           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         23           Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio); Priest
Thursday             24           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                   25           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              26           Cosmas & Damian; Martyrs
Sunday                 27           26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!



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