Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35. As the Israelites wander through the desert, the Lord hears their cry and feeds them with bread from heaven. Saint Paul challenges the Ephesians to walk in the way of righteousness and holiness of truth so that their lives are different from nonbelievers. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the people not to work for food that perishes, saying, I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.

 

 Domenico 18A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il dono più grande che Dio ci fa è cogliere il messaggio d’amore che con il suo gesto intende comunicare. Viviamo nell’universo spirituale di Dio? Siamo frenati dalle nostre ingordigie umane? Dalle risposte scopriremo l’abiso che separa colui che ama dall amato.

 

 常年期第十八主日

今天所讀的是舊約聖經出谷紀,述說猶太人在曠野中,說人因為在曠野缺水缺食物,口出怨言,而在福音中,群眾因為吃飽了餅而來尋找耶穌,而不是因為信祂而來。他們都是因為暫時的利益來找耶穌,不是為信耶穌而尋找祂。天主要求我們的是信,而不是貪圖現在暫時的利益。祂說:「你們不要為那會朽壞食糧勞碌,卻要為那能給予永生的食糧而工作。」他們一聽到「永生」,以為是肉體不死,就連忙問:「我們應做什麼,才算做了天主的所要的工作?……祢行什麼神蹟,好讓我們看見而信祢呢?」最後又說:「先生請常常把這食糧賜給我們吧。」可見他們一直從現世的利益利着眼。一個人如果祇顧眼前的利益,很難看見更遠的境界,更難相信耶穌所要顯示的。福音中那些群眾祇能看到滋養他們身體的食糧,不能看到更滋養他們靈魂的食糧 — 那從天而降把生命賜給世人的耶穌聖體。

一個人必需以信德去接受聖體奧跡的道理。古往今來不少人以他們的血去為這奧跡作見證,不少教會的聖師和教父也給我們宣講和教導有關這奧跡。我們必需以虔敬和謙遜的心去接受。

我們中國人的信字可以清楚表達信德的道理:「信」字由「人」字和「言」字合成。意思是「信」是因為聽別人所說的而不是親眼看見的,親眼看見的就是知道了,而不是信了。信不必看見,也不必明白。

From Fr. Tho: We have been going through the pandemic for over a year and many families went hungry. During the pandemic, newspapers reported that the Food Bank and other organizations had set up tents in a parking lot to distribute food to these families. We are fortune to live in the country where there is always plenty of food. We probably will not get hungry physically, but we may be hungry spiritually.

Today’s first reading from the Book of Exodus tells us that the Israelites were hungry and so Moses asked God to provide food for them. God sent the mana and quails from heaven to them in the desert to fulfill their hunger.

In last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus miraculously multiplied the bread and fish to feed more than five thousand people. Jesus fulfilled their hunger with physical food, but they still hungered for spiritual food. They wanted Jesus to be with them to teach, to cure the sick, and to give them food.

In today’s Gospel of St. John, Jesus tells people “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” Jesus promises us to fulfill the spiritual food that is we have to imitate him to love and care for others.

Let us challenge ourselves by asking: whom we do not love? and about whom do we not care? So that we can reach out to them with actions and say “we love you and care about you.”

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB,
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 August 1, 2021

8:45        Birthday of Mr. Andrew Tia – Mr. Albert Salera +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Ms. Carla Ferrando + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Mr. Fred Damato + 

Monday                                               August 2, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Mr. Andrew Marenzi +
9:00        Birthday of Mr. Sean M. Bugayong – Ms. Rita J. Havey +

Tuesday                                               August 3, 2021
7:00        Larry & the Birthday of Stephanie Adams
9:00        Happy Birthday & Special Blessings  Baby Luca Maranghi

Wednesday                                       August 4, 2021
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB  + – Mr. Francesco Barsanti +
9:00        Mr. Gaetano Alioto + 

Thursday                                             August 5, 2021
7:00        Mr. Joseph Leo Torre & Family + – Ms. Josie Santos +
9:00        Mr. Antonio Corona +

Friday                                                  August 6, 2021
7:00        Stefana & Giuseppe Alioto +
9:00        Mr. Giuseppe Lucchesi +

 Saturday                              August  7, 2021
7:30        Mr. Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Mr. Robert Figone +
 5:00        Joseph & Carmella Greco +

 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
In Honor of the Infant of Prague – Intention the Clark Family – Intention Catherine & John Meagher -Intention Maureen Meagher – Intention the Toal Family – Intention the Murphy Family
For each intention mentioned in the group above, individual Masses will be said in our Schools or Missions.

 

Baptisms
Heaven Coleman
Gianni Brayden Rocco – Romy Gia Rocco

Marriages
Jose Luis Ramirez & Patricia Pizarro
Andrew Rossi & Theresa Lois Fisher

Rest-in-Peace
Agnes Claire Kozel – Joseph Cresci

 

Particular Items

Livestream Changes: Beginning this week we are reducing the Mass livestreaming to one Mass (9:00AM weekdays and   8:45AM Sundays).

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.

National Night Out! Support the SFPD! This Tuesday, August 3, from 5-7:00PM, the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will once again host National Night Out in the playground. National Night Out is a chance for communities to meet and show appreciation to their police officers. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship with the good SFPD this Tuesday night!

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!

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 lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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 position, please email gibbons@salesiansspp.org or call 415-421-0809.

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 gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

The Year of St. Joseph: The noted mystic Catherine Anne Emmerich had visions of St. Joseph as a young man: “To begin with, I saw him working with a carpenter at Lebona. This was the place where he first really learnt his craft. His master had his dwelling against some ancient walls which ran from the town along a narrow ledge of hill, like a road leading up to some ruined castle. . .  His master was a poor man, and made mostly only such common things  . . . Joseph was very devout, good, and simple-minded, everybody loved him. I saw him helping his master very humbly in all sorts of ways—picking up shavings, collecting wood, and carrying it back on his shoulders. In later days he passed by here with the Blessed Virgin on one of their journeys, and I think he visited his former workshop with her. . . .

Joseph was very devout and prayed fervently for the coming of the Messiah. He was just engaged in building beside his dwelling a more retired room for prayer, when an angel appeared to him and told him not to do this, for, as once the patriarch Joseph at about this time had, by God’s will, been made overseer of all the corn of Egypt, so he, the second Joseph, should now be entrusted with the care of the granary of salvation. Joseph in his humility did not understand this, and gave himself up to continual prayer, till he received the call to betake himself to Jerusalem to become by divine decree the spouse of the Blessed Virgin.”—Excerpts from “The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Anne Catherine Emmerich.

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 be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                01           18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday              02           Eusebius of Vercelli; Bishop, Peter Julian Eymard; Priest
Tuesday              03           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        04           John Vianney; Priest
Thursday            05           The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Friday                 06           The Transfiguration of the Lord
Saturday             07           Sixtus II; Pope. & Companions; Martyrs, Cajetan; Priest
Sunday                08           19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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