Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43. Isaiah tells of a friend’s vineyard, a friend who does everything possible to tend his vineyard, only to find that it produces wild grapes. Paul encourages the Philippians to be not anxious, but pray with thanksgiving and to think about what is true, just, and lovely. Jesus tells a parable in the Gospel about vineyard tenants who kill the servants who come to claim the produce.

Domenico 27A Del Tempo Ordinario

Gli auti che Dio ha messo in atto per il suo popolo si alungano nei secoli e si distendono in una scala molto vasta, ma anche la delusione ha la sua parte e I castighi una funzione. Consola le certezza che la preghiera nel nome di Gesù sarà ascoltata. Che non avvenga che meritiamo la punizione inflitta ai vignaioli per la loro infedeltà






From Fr. Gael: The Song of the Vineyard in Isaiah’s First Reading and the Parable are essentially the same. They speak of the unfaithfulness of Israel to God. However, in Matthew’s Gospel the problem lies with the leadership of Israel, namely the chief priests and the Pharisees. They know this. Their reaction is one of anger and a desire to eliminate Jesus which is exactly what happened to the son in the Gospel parable. The mutual relationship between the owner and the tenants has been destroyed and, thus, the relationship will be transferred to others. This parable gives us cause to ponder our own relationship with the owner of the vineyard. Is it one of mutual love and respect, or it is one of personal gain as in the parable? Do we render to God that which is due to him in our relationship. If not, then we also could lose what has been given to us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB


Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 October 4, 2020
8:45        Torchy Prudente + Louis Greco +
10:15        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Gaetano Alioto +
1:00        Fernanda Matteucci +
5:00      Anniversary of the Death of Mr. Lu Kim +

Monday                               October 5, 2020
7:00        John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances, & Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00        The Lucchesi Family +

Tuesday                               October 6, 2020
7:00        Mr. & Mrs. Kwan +
9:00        Fr. Larry Byrne, SDB + & Fr. Guido Divina, SDB +

Wednesday                        October 7, 2020
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Anastacio Pitis +

Thursday                             October 8, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Friday                                   October 9, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

Saturday                              October 10, 2020
7:30        A Special Intention
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza +


Particular Items

Resumption of Masses in the Church: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular schedule, except on Sundays, until further notice, Masses will only be at 8:45 & 10:15AM and at 1:00 & 5:00PM.

San Francisco Mass and Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be held in the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, October 3, starting at 6PM. Events will begin with a candlelight procession (6PM–candles provided) followed at 7PM with the Vigil Mass of the beloved patron of our City, Francis of Assisi, followed the Holy Rosary. Go here for all details.

Madonna del Lume: Today we honor Madonna del Lume!, sorrowful that we cannot celebrate our regular events. We will next year. Madonna del Lume, pray for us!

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help:

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

Our Lady of the Rosary: Wednesday we honor Our Lady of the Rosary. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

“Blue Mass” for Police & First Responders: On Sunday, October 11 at 9 AM, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will celebrate the “Blue Mass” on the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for police officers and other first responders. The “Blue Mass” brings together community and first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics) as part of the National Faith and Blue Weekend.  Concelebrants will be police and fire chaplains. The Mass welcomes people of all faiths and is dedicated to remembering and honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by the police officers and firefighters and all first responders of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Archbishop Cordileone will bless St. Michael medals to be distributed to first responders. For more information

“White Mass” for the Medical Profession:  On Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm, at St. Augustine Church, 3700 Callan Blvd, South San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate the “White Mass.” The “White Mass” is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past. He will also bless and disburse St. Luke medals after Mass. All medical and healthcare professionals are invited. For more info, go to

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form here.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form  here and forward to

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 mailto:martin.thomas@sfarch.orgor 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                 04           27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               05           Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos; Priest
Tuesday               06           Bruno; Priest, Marie Rose Durocher; Virgin
Wednesday         07           Our Lady of the Rosary
Thursday             08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  09           Denis; Bishop, & Companions; Martyrs, John Leonardi; Priest
Saturday              10           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 11            28th 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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