Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 or 10:2-12. In the first reading, God creates a suitable partner for the man—a woman. The man calls her bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. In the Letter to the Hebrews, the author writes of the one who, “for a little while” was made “lower than the angels,” that by he grace of God he might taste death for everyone. In the Gospel, the Pharisees ask Jesus about the law regarding divorce. Jesus answers, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.

 

 Domenico 27A Del Tempo Ordinario

La Parola di Dio questa domenica è chiara. Dio ha voluto fin dall’inizio l’unita della coppia. Vivere insieme non è facile. È necessaria una lunga maturazione, perché l’uomo e la donna possano aprirsi alla grandezza dell’amore, alla quale Dio li chiama.

 

 常年期第二十六主日

今天的讀經一記述梅瑟覺得自己一人不能負起整個民族的重擔,求天主幫助,天主把「他身上的神能賦給七十位長老……當時有兩人不是屬於他們之中的,也開始出神說話。」年青的若穌厄很生氣,提出抗議。而在福音中,也記載着類似的事,門徒們看見有一個不是與他們同門的人,因耶穌的名字驅魔,就禁止他。這是排除異己的心理,這樣的情形往往發生在今日我們所處的環境中,是耶穌所不喜歡的。無論什麼人,祇要懷着為基督而行善,天主都會報答。我們應該懷着愉快的心情互相合作,並且幫助他更深地認識天主。

今天的這段福音記載耶穌除了告訴我們對外人應有的態度外,又告訴我們自己應盡的責任,要立善表,常檢討自己的言語行為,並加深認識教理,免得在言語行動上,使信仰不深的人失足跌倒。最後祂又要我們保護自己,極力避免犯罪,免得永遠和祂分離。

耶穌把使人失足和一個人自己失足都看得很嚴重,用了少有的非常嚴厲的話語告誡我們,我們對祂這番話不應等閒視之。

十月是玫瑰月,我們在這月中要多念玫瑰經,熱心恭敬聖母。十月六日是玫瑰聖母節,我們可以從今天開始做九日敬禮,以表示對她感激和孝愛。

 

From Fr. Tho: This Sunday’s scripture passages are often selected by married couples for their wedding to remind them about the commitment to each other as they began their married life. The first reading from the Book of Genesis and the Gospel of Mark states the same message. From the Book of Genesis, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh.” (Gen. 2:18-24.) And from the Gospel of Mark, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” (Mk. 10:7-8).

From the beginning of the creation, God created Adam and Eve and blessed their marriage. During the time of Jesus, divorce was very easy to obtain. People were taught that if a woman ruined a meal or spoke badly about her in-laws her husband could divorce her; some even said that if a man spotted a woman who was more beautiful than his wife he could divorce his wife. The Pharisees knew that divorce was common among the people, so they asked Jesus to confirm that whether married couples could get divorced according Moses’ Laws. Jesus answers them: once a man and a woman married, they must live together until death. Jesus reassured another commandment, “Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” (Mk. 10:9). The Catholic Church follows the teaching of Jesus by providing services to help married couples preserve their married life.

Some studies show that the Catholic divorce rate is lower than other religious affiliations. The Catholic Church encourages married couples to discern and prepare for marriage seriously. To prepare for the marriage, the Church requires the couples to process their marriage preparation for at least six months before their wedding. Our Archdiocese of San Francisco requires the couples to take the FOCCUS Inventory, attend the Pre-Cana courses and marriage preparation retreat. The Archdiocese also offers workshops for married couples to strengthen their relationship. The Catholic Church is concerned about married life and families. Therefore, these preparation steps and services may help married couples to deal with the challenges and difficulties of married life.

Pope Francis points out that to be married is to sacrifice for each other with care and love no matter what challenges and difficulties they face; they have to help each other. Pope Francis writes, “Marriage is an inevitable mixture of enjoyment and struggles, tensions and repose, pain and relief, satisfactions and longings, annoyances and pleasures, but always on the path of friendship, which inspires married couples to care for one another: “they help and serve each other.” Pope Francis, The Joy of Love, 126, 2016.

Let us pray for all the couples who are preparing for their marriage and for those who have married to be faithful to each other and preserved in their married life. May God bless them with love and happiness.

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                October 3, 2021
8:45        Steven Thomaczek + –  Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Torchy Prudente +
12:00     Carla Ferrando + –  Birthday of Fernanda Matteucci +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

Monday                               October 4, 2021
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Mr. Lu Kim +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto V – Gerald Shirar +

Tuesday                               October 5, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Egisto, Nella & Ivano Daini + – Ludy Concepcion +

Wednesday                       October 6, 2021
7:00        Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John & Francesca Mazzaferri +
9:00        Fr. Larry Byrne, SDB & Fr. Guido Divina, SDB + Lily Kwai Fong Luk +

Thursday                             October 7, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa + – Carole Clark +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Gregory Munoz + 

Friday                                   October 8, 2021
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        The Lucchesi Family +

Saturday                              October 9, 2021
7:30        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Felice, Carmela, Biagio & Pina Fazio +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza & Gig Ghiglieri +

 

Particular Items

Madonna del Lume: Today we honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the 11:30AM Mass. Mass will be followed by the annual Procession to the Fisherman’s Chapel at the Wharf, where there will be the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet and Memorial Flower sendoff.

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is next weeknd! 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. As always, there will be no 10:15 AM Chinese or 12:00 noon Italian Mass, just the Columbus Day Mass in English at 10:15AM Visit our website for details.

Mark You Calendars! On Sunday, October 23, at the noon Mass, His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will officially install Fr. Tho as our new pastor. Welcome, Excellency, and congratulations, Fr. Tho!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA  continues. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 66 parishioners have pledged/paid $39,058, leaving us with a balance of $18,896. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!

Healing from Divorce: The San Francisco Archdiocese is announcing a new healing ministry, for adult children of divorced or separated parents.  Next March we are partnering with Life-Giving Wounds ministry (https://www.lifegivingwounds.org ) to offer a healing retreat weekend.

This October we will begin an online support group for those interested, and who want to learn more  (Thursday nights, 7:00pm – 8:30pm) A flyer for our weekly support group – beginning Oct 7 – is attached; there is no charge, but participants need to pre-register at www.acdsf.info .

Dealing with parents’ divorce is not easy, but confronting this wound with faith can allow us to find great healing. We hope that you will become part of our supportive community and receive the many graces

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.

Choose Life! San Francisco’s 40 Days for Life fall campaign of peaceful prayer for an end to abortion at San Francisco’s Planned Parenthood on Bush Street begins September 22 and runs through October 31. To learn more or sign up for vigil hours visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/sanfrancisco

 

Hey Young Adults! Join our new Salesian Young Adults Group! Her they are last weekend after Mass for a hike from Chrissy Field out to Lands End! To learn more and join, visit facebook.com/groups/saintspetersandpaulyoungadults/

And to see more photos, go here.

Church Flowers: Would you like to sponsor a weekend of fresh flowers for your Church? Help beautify the Church, and your intention will be included in the bulletin. Call 415-421-0809.

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 who are sick, lonely, and nearing the ends of their lives.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 03           27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               04           Francis of Assisi; Patron
Tuesday               05           Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos; Priest
Wednesday         06           Bruno; Priest, Bl Rose Marie Durocher; Virgin
Thursday             07           Our Lady of the Rosary
Friday                   08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              09           Denis; Bishop, & Companions; Martyrs
Sunday                 10           28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                  $2,272.
Second Collection (Building Fund):           $1,325.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:              $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

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