Isaiah 53: 10-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45. Isaiah prophesies the servant who, through his suffering, will justify many. In the Letter to the Hebrews, Jesus is described as the great high priest who has passed through the heavens. In the Gospel, James and John ask Jesus to allow them to sit at his right and left hand in his glory.

 

Domenico 29A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il regno di Gesù Cristo non ha nulla in comune con i regni terreni. L’ambizione, la ricerca del potere e degli onori non vi hanno posto. Al contrario il discepolo di Gesù Cristo deve voler essere l’umile servo degli altri. Non bisogna dimenticare che “ministero” e “diaconia” sono termini che derivano l’uno dal latino e l’altro dal greco, che significa “servizio.”

 

 常年期第二十九主日

今天我們讀到聖保祿宗徒致希伯來人的信中一句極安慰人心的話,他說:「因為我們所有的,不是一位不能同情我們軟弱的大司祭,而是在各方面與我們相似,受過試探,祇是沒有犯罪的大司祭。」

當我們痛苦、受試探、失敗時往往會問:「天主在那裏?祂真的會知道我的痛苦嗎?」這時我們應該記得我們的大司祭基督,祂既然是天主,祂當然知道我們的軟弱,但祂既降生成人,祂也有人性的軟弱,祂在世時也疲倦過、憂傷過、受過痛苦。祂也受過試探,可是沒有犯罪。正因為祂沒有犯罪,祂深深地了解誘惑的厲害,因為犯罪的人早己屈服在誘惑之下,無需多費力量去抵抗,不能了解誘惑的難以克服。當然,耶穌沒有完全經歷過人間所有的痛苦, 但一個人不必要身受痛苦,才能感受別人的痛苦,祇要你愛得深,你會對所愛的人的痛苦感同身受。我們的大司祭耶穌基督的愛是天的大愛,祂當然明白我們的痛苦,祂不單明白,他更能幫助我們、治療我們。因為祂曾說:「人子來不是受人服侍,而是來服侍人,並且交出自己的性命為众人作贖價。」

因此我們祇管懷着信心,大膽地依恃祂、走近祂,向祂訴說,定能得到祂的救助和安慰。

 

From the Pastor’s Desk

“What do I need to do to get to heaven?” A teacher once asked her 4th grade class, “Would I surely get to heaven if I went mass each day?” They answered her “No!” “If I gave everything I have to the poor, would I get to heaven?” She asked. And they answered, “No!” “If I left the world and joined a group of religious sisters, would I get to heaven?” She continued to ask. Again, they answered. “No!” And so she asked one more time, “What do I need to do to get to heaven?” One of the boys stood up and with great conviction said, “You have to die!”

Yes. To get to heaven, we first must “die”. I’m sure we all know what that means in the context of this Sunday’s Gospel.

The story from the Gospel today is set in the context of Jesus’ journey with his disciples to Jerusalem where we know what will happen to Jesus – he will die on the cross.

Unfortunately, Jesus’ disciples think he is going to Jerusalem to take up his kingly crown. They ask him to assure them that, when that happens, they will have a place by his throne. Jesus tells them that he is not planning to sit upon a throne, but he intends to be the servant of all and to give his life for all. Anyone who wishes to follow him will have to forget (“die”) any fantasies of holding worldly power or being served by a host of servants and sitting on kingly thrones.

Jesus insists that those who follow him will only truly be great if they – like him – become servants and give their lives – as he did – for the well-being and eternal life of God’s beloved people.

How are we like Christ, the servant and life-giver of all?

–Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB, Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                October 17, 2021
8:45       Joseph Romeo & Grace Romeo +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15      Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + -Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00       Verdis Johnson + 

Monday                               October 18, 2021
7:00        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
9:00        Soul of Mr. John Candido + –
Happy 98th Birthday Aurora Piazza

Tuesday                               October 19, 2021
7:00        Mr. Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Angela & Lorenzo Lazio +

Wednesday                       October 20, 2021
7:00        Mr. Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Mrs. Ines Massetani + – Sui Chu Lau+

Thursday                             October 21, 2021
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Mr. Guido Alasia +

Friday                                   October 22, 2021
7:00        Mrs. Vincenzina Sollini +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni + 

Saturday                              October 23, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Mr. Delio DeMartini +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Marriages
Michael Aicardi & Katrina Marie Failinger
Corey Thomas & Marcela Leon

Rest-in-Peace
Marie DeMartini – Ray Fosse
Vincenzina Sollini

 

Particular Items

Mille Grazie! Thanks to all; the wonderful volunteers, especially our superstar leaders MaryKate Del Campo and Gregg Franceschi, who made the Columbus Day Bazaar such a smashing success. If you were there you know how packed it was with food, fun, and the Blue Angles. If you weren’t there, be there next year!

Mark Your Calendars!  Next Sunday, October 24, at the noon Mass, His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will officially install Fr. Tho as our new pastor. A reception will follow and all are invited! Welcome, Excellency, and congratulations, Fr. Tho!

Salesian Young Adults: Our SYA will be meeting October 16, 24, & 31. To learn more about the SYA, visit facebook.com/groups/saintspetersandpaulyoungadults/

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 67 parishioners have pledged/paid $40,358, leaving us with a balance of $17,596. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!

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 runs through October 31. To learn more or sign up for vigil hours visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/sanfrancisco

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

School and Pre-K Open House: On Sunday, November 14, from 10AM to noon, both Saints Peter and Paul Kindergarten through 8th Grade and the Laura Vicuña Pre-Kindergarten will host their annual Open House for prospective families. If you are looking for a new school for your children, or know someone who is, come on by and see our great Salesian educational institutions. Applications for both the Pre-K and the big school may be found here: https://sspeterpaulsf.org/admissions

Salesian Cooperators and Don Bosco Study Group: On November 1 the Salesian Cooperators will meet. On November 8, the Cooperators in formation will meet, and on December 7 the Don Bosco Study Group will meet. More details in future bulletins.

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 17           29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               18           Luke; Evangelist
Tuesday               19           John de Brébeuf & Isaac Jogues & Companions; Martyrs
Wednesday         20           Paul of the Cross; Priest
Thursday             21           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  22           John Paul II; Pope
Saturday              23           John of Capistrano; Priest
Sunday                 24           30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                  $2,433.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

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