2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:15. In today’s first treading, Elisha the prophet directs his protesting servant to give his barley loaves to the people to eat. The Lord multiplies this offering and feeds a hundred people, with some left over. Paul urges the Ephesians to live in humility, working to preserve unity. In the Gospel, Jesus feeds five thousand people with five barley loaves and two fish.
Domenico 17A Del Tempo Ordinario
Gli immigrati venuti in Italia attratti dal miraggio di migliorare la propria condizione, si trovano in grande difficoltà. Gesù ci obbliga a rivedere i nostri comportamenti a confronto della sua compassione così concreta. Egli sfama con il pane del miracolo la gente che lo seguiva da giorni. Le nostro Eucaristie sono dei veri “banchetti” di condivisione e di vita?
今天的讀經一和福音都記錄了同樣的增餅奇跡。一個從巴耳沙里沙來的人給了厄里叟二十個麥餅 ， 天主藉厄里叟行了奇跡，使一百人吃飽；福音記載一個孩子把自己帶來的五個大麥餅和兩條魚給耶穌， 祂用了餅和魚，使五千人吃飽。全能的天主本來能從無中完成一切 , 可是祂願意人和祂合作。儘管人所能做到的畢竟很少，但天主仍希望人能為他們的弟兄付出。帶着餅和魚的孩子把自己的食糧交出，他不理會有沒機會吃到一小塊自己的餅和魚，也許就是他這種慷慨精神，感動耶穌，使祂行了這偉大的奇跡｡
從這事件中，我們可以看到，祇要人肯稍稍付出 一些代價， 天主一定以千百倍加給我們。人若做好他應做的一分，仁慈的天主，一定會使這善行產生效果的｡ 今天這麼多人受着饑寒、疾病、無家的痛苦，是不是由於一些人自私自利，不顧自己的兄弟 ？
From the Pastor’s Desk, Guest Column: The first reading from the 2nd Book of Kings informs us that “A man came from Baal-Shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God, twenty barley loaves. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.” But the servant objected. “How can I set this before a hundred people?”
Of course the servant objected. He feared for his life. Just imagine going in front of a hundred starving men with a meager twenty loaves of bread! No way, not me, they will tear me to pieces.
George Steinbrenner comes to mind.
George of the NYY, of course, sent to us at the Salesian Mission in Sierra Leone in West Africa, a very generous quantity of NYY baseball caps.
A young volunteer from California was entrusted the caps of the famous baseball team and the task to organize an orderly distribution of the caps. As the distribution was underway inside the Salesian Center, the number of children easily doubled in the blink of an eye. Many more children and non- children took the Salesian center by assault in the hope of getting a free NYY baseball cap. As you would expect, the exercise quickly turned out to be an ugly confrontation.
Now you know why Elisha’s servant refused to go in front of a hundred hungry men with a paltry twenty freshly baked French loaves of bread.
Now you know why Jesus engaged the help of twelve plus friends for an orderly distribution of the bread of his own making.
Now you know why Jesus demanded that everyone be seated on the green grass, otherwise no bread for you today.
Happy Day of the Lord!
Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday July 25, 2021
8:45 Tommaso Sanfilippo + – Frank Martini +
10:15 Alan Cabito +
12:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 Domenico, Francesco, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
Monday July 26, 2021
7:00 Guilia Ghio & Albertina Sultana + – Robert Figone +
9:00 Milagros Lavin +
Tuesday July 27, 2021
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti + – Terry V. Landini-Brennan +
9:00 Gianni Cauterucci +
Wednesday July 28, 2021
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family + – Bob McConnell +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III +
Thursday July 29, 2021
7:00 Bob Figone +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
Friday July 30, 2021
7:00 Robert Figone +
9:00 Giuseppe Cannavo +
Saturday July 31, 2021
7:30 Birthday of Susan B. Gamboa + & Anniversary of the Death of Robert Fuller + Charlene Haught Johnson +
9:00 The Giurlani Family +
5:00 Fiorella Banducci +
Charlene Haught Johnson
Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous!
Livestream Changes: Beginning in August we are reducing the Mass livestreaming to one Mass (9:00AM weekdays and just one Mass on Sundays) Let us know your thoughts on which Sunday Mass should stream.
Regular Confession Schedule Resuming: Starting the first Saturday of August (August 7) regular confessions in the confessionals will be heard from 4-5:00PM on Saturdays. Until then, please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.
Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.
Salesian Professions: On Sunday, August 15 at the 5:00pm Mass, two Salesian Brothers will make their religious vows. They are Novice: Reegan Ledet (First Profession) and Brother: Khoa Pham (Perpetual Profession). Please pray for them as they take this important step!
Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 54 parishioners have pledged/paid $24,045, leaving us with a balance of $33,909. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.
Sacristan Position Available: We are currently looking for a second sacristan. If you’d like to apply for this part-time position, please email email@example.com or call 415-421-0809.
Administrative Job Opening: Parishioner Frank Lavin has an opening at his Fishermen’s Wharf investment advisory office for part-time administrative employment (25-30 hours/week). Contact him for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-310-8551)
Mark your Calendars! We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. Please call 415-421-0809 or email to email@example.com.
Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.
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. For more information, email@example.com
The Year of St. Joseph: Joseph, Patron of the Pro-Life Movement: “Imagine St. Joseph, the solicitous husband looking for ways to ease Mary’s burden as she grew great with child, ready to sacrifice for her and the treasure she carried. Recall the Nativity scene—would not Joseph have been the first to hold the tiny Savior after His mother? Envision Joseph pacing the stable with the Christ child in his arms, allowing Mary some much-needed rest, especially in those first days and months postpartum. Jesus needed a mother and a strong protector and provider. Joseph of Nazareth was the man.
Perhaps the most compelling reason to call St. Joseph Patron of the Unborn is his vital intervention in rescuing the Savior of mankind from Herod’s wrath. When an edict was established that every male child 2 years and younger be slain, it was St. Joseph who woke from sleep as soon as the angel warned: “Rise, take the Child and His mother, flee to Egypt and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.” (Mt 2:13) Humble Joseph trusted heaven more than his own judgment. He was obedient to God’s message and faithfully protected the two greatest treasures ever to walk on earth, Jesus and Mary.” –Catholic Life, Diocese of LaCrosse, WI.
Religious Education-CCD: Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/
Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will also be a special reunion for SSPP Alumni in the schoolyard from 6-9PM. $25 covers two drinks and hearty appetizers. People with questions can contact Mary Kate Del Campo directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org and you can register at sts-peter-paul-school.square.site
HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/
Sunday 25 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 26 Joachim & Ann; Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday 27 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 28 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 29 Martha; Disciple
Friday 30 Peter Chrysologus; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday 31 Ignatius of Loyola; Priest
Sunday 01 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Your gifts of July 10-11: $2,685.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church: $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!