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Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28. The Lord speaks through Isaiah, giving his promise that all who hold to [his] covenant will be brought to his holy mountain. In the second reading, Saint Paul tells the Gentiles that God delivered all to disobedience, that he might have mercy upon all. In the Gospel, a Canaanite woman asks Christ to have pity on her, for her daughter is tormented by a demon. In spite of initial rejection, the woman perseveres in faith and Jesus heals her daughter.

Domenico 20A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Chi si rivolge al Signore con umiltà , e ascoltato. Il mistero della chiamata universale alla salvezza impegna il credente a celebrarla con il culto, a proclamara davanti agli uomini e a darne testimonianza con la propria vita.

常年期第二十主日

今天的讀經在在表明天主的救恩是賜給所有人的,讀經一《依撒意亞先知書》中說:「我的殿宇是為使普世萬民都能得救。讀經二「天主把眾人都圈入背逆之中,為憐憫眾」。天主不單拯救善人,也拯救罪人,這是很明顯的。

福音中,耶穌對客納罕婦人的態度,有點奇怪,好像有點冷淡,因為祂奉命救天主的選民 ——以色列。祂打發宗徒出外傳教時,曾命令門不要走外邦人的路。客納罕婦人是外邦人。耶穌要試探她的信心,表面對她冷淡,又說拿兒女的餅餵子狗是不對的,真是侮辱十足了。婦人答得好:「小狗也吃主人桌子上掉下的碎屑。」耶穌完全被婦人的信心和謙遜征服了,不但成全了她的願望,還表揚他的信德。

許多時,我們向天主求的態度,好像老板對伙計,有時討價還價,有時更限時專送。其實祈禱最主要的應該是誠心、恆心、謙心、讚美、感恩。客納罕婦人是我們最好的榜樣。

From Fr. Gael: The woman is a pagan, a Tyro-Phoenician. Her request to Jesus for a cure is a matter of the heart, that is, the heart of a mother. She makes the request for the cure of her daughter who is  possessed by a demon. Jesus, at first hand, rejects the request because his mission is to the house of Israel and not to pagans. But the heart of the mother is ferociously insistent and her response to Jesus’ apparently strong rejection of her request, likens the request to throwing food to dogs. It seems a bit strong and demeaning of this woman who only seeks the well-being of her daughter.  She, however, responds poignantly: “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Jesus cannot resists the response from the depth of her faith: “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” What do we learn from this? It seems clear to me. Our faith must be ferociously strong and persistent, and Jesus will respond to us as he did to the Tyro-Phoenician woman. Keep at it! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 August 16, 2020
7:30        In Honor of San Rocco from Fortunato + & Rocco D’Ascoli +
8:45        Anton & Angela Canepa +
10:15      For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45      GB De Martini +
1:00        Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe & Frances Cresci +
5:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + 

Monday                                August 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Joseph & Carmella Greco +

Tuesday                                August 18, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving for God’s Blessings from the Freedman León Family
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Wednesday                         August 19, 2020
7:00        Dr. Joseph & Angelina Presti +
9:00        Repose of the Soul of Rodney Chounard +

Thursday                              August 20, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Alice Larson +

Friday                                   August 21, 2020
7:00        Luigi & Rose Mangini +
9:00        Ralph Lavin +

Saturday                               August 22, 2020

7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Leona Riley +
5:00        Second Anniversary of the Death Giovanni Borzoni + 

 

Rest-in-Peace
Alex Nuno

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk, including the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the Consecration to Mary at St. Mary’s Cathedral, beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

Second Collection: Next weekend we will have a second collection for our parish school–and they need it! If you donate online, pleases select the “Second Collection” designation.

Welcome Back, Fr. Bob! Fr. Bon Stein, SDB, has returned to Saints Peter and Paul, serving as an “In Residence” capacity. Welcome back, Fr. Bob!

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: As soon as the AA is allowed to meet again, we will let you know! “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

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 sspeterpaulsf.org/ 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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “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 jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                  16           20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday                 17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday                 18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday           19           John Eudes; Priest
Thursday               20           Bernard; Abbot, Doctor
Friday                     21           Pius X; Pope
Saturday                22           The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                  23           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33. Elijah heard God in a tiny whispering sound. Paul writes to the Romans that he has great sorrow and constant anguish in [his] heart for his own people. In the Gospel, Peter becomes frightened while walking on the water toward Jesus. Jesus catches him from sinking.

 Domenico 19A Del Tempo Ordinario

Ogni discepolo, di cui San Pietro è il prototipo nel vangelo di questa domenica, conosce momenti di incertezza e di dubbio. Quando comincia a vacillare grida: “Signore, salvami.” Gesù gli tenderà la mano per salvarlo. La fragilità della nostra fede non ci trattenga dal partecipare alla Liturgia della festa, per proclamare, con tutta la Comunità: “Tu sei veramente il Figlio di Dio! Signore vieni in aiuto alla mia fragile fede.”

常年期第十九主日

讀經一記述厄里亞先知因受了許多迫害,感到力不從心,十分沮喪,便登曷勒布山,想得到安慰,他聽到聲音叫他出來立在天主面前。但天主不在暴風大作,裂山碎石之中,也不在地震烈火中出現。等到一切平靜了,有輕微細弱的風聲,厄里亞聽到了天主的聲音。他蒙着臉站在洞口。天主體恤他的辛勞,以溫柔慈愛安慰他。

福音記述伯多祿看見水面走着的耶穌,請祂也讓他走在水面上到祂身邊。可是在風浪汹湧中,他害怕了,大聲叫喊,求主救助。厄里亞疲乏沮喪,遇困難時灰心失望;伯多祿在危險中膽怯畏懼,都是人之常情。我們在危險中,要記得依靠天主,呼求聖母幫助,堅信天主常在我們之內,就不至沉淪,因為天主會以最溫柔的愛鼓勵、指導保護我。

星期二八月十五日,是聖母升天節,是當守瞻禮日,記得參與彌撒,聖母是我們天上的母親,她有全備之德,我們要向她學習,求她助佑,告訴她你愛她,把你的一切獻給她。

From Fr. Gael: God whispers and he does not shout. That is what the prophet Elijah in the Book of Kings learns. And if we listen to that particular piece of scripture it is what we learn that in today’s first reading. God comes into our lives in whispers. When someone whispers to you must move closer to that person to capture their words and understand what they quietly want to tell you. When God whispers we have to move closer to God to capture his message to us. It means sifting through all other distracting noise to filter out what is essential in the whisper.

In today’s Gospel, which follows the dramatic moment of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, Jesus goes off to pray by himself so he can filter out other distractions. Even Jesus needed space to think and pray. Then he proceeds with the demands of daily life, the storm on the sea of Galilee. He ,fortified by pray and closeness to the Father, can tell his disciples. “Take courage, do not be afraid, it is I.” And to the doubt of Peter he can answer, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”. Jesus says the same to us. All what we have to do is draw lose enough to her the whisper in the midst of the storm!  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 August 9 2020
7:30        Lena & Vic d’Acquisto +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     Fred Balistreri +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Healing Michael Riley

 Monday                              August 10, 2020
7:00        Healing Dianne Lynch
9:00        Luigi Marciano +

Tuesday                               August 11, 2020
7:00        Madeline Curreri +
9:00        Peter Domenici. III +

Wednesday                       August 12, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Louis Ferallis & Sam Sultana +

Thursday                            August 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Annette & Tom Lazio +

Friday                                   August 14, 2020
7:00        Patrick Havey +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Saturday                             August 15, 2020
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

Rest in Peace
Kelly Rossi – Ken Butori
Fr. Len Traverso

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Consecration to Mary, capped by the Salve Regina, beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: As soon as the AA is allowed to meet again, we will let you know! “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

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 sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email addresses 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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “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 jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                09          19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               10           Lawrence; Deacon and Martyr
Tuesday              11            Clare; Virgin
Wednesday        12            Jane Frances de Chantal; Religious
Thursday            13            Pontian; Pope, and Hippolytus; Priest; Martyrs
Friday                  14           Maximillian Kolbe; Priest, Martyr
Saturday              15           The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 16           20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 8:35, 37-39; Matthew 14:13-21. The Lord speaks through Isaiah, exhorting his people to come to the water and be renewed by the everlasting covenant. Paul  tells the Romans that nothing can separate them from the love of Christ. In the Gospel, after hearing of the death of John the Baptist, Jesus heals the sick and feeds the 5,000 abundantly.

Domenico 18A Del tempo Ordinario

Il peccato impedisce che l’amore di Cristo raggiunga il suo scopo. Sullo sfondo della tragedia di Giovanni Battista, davanti a una folla sfinita e disorientate, Gesù chiede agli Apostoli di fare la loro piccolo parte e compie un miracolo. Fidiamoci della Provvidenza che agisce anche attraverso di noi: ciò che riceviamo diving dono!

常年期第十八主日

今天彌撒的讀經一是依撒意亞先知所寫的的一段:「凡口渴的,到水泉來吧!那沒有錢的,也請來吧!請來買不花錢、不索值的酒和奶吃。」在舊約時代,往往用充足的酒、油、奶來表示財富。先知告訴我們天主慈愛地照顧我們。而今天的福音更進一步表現出天主的慈愛,祂派遣聖子來安慰、幫助、救贖我們。

耶穌聽到若翰去世的消息,悄悄地坐船離開來到一處偏僻的荒野去祈禱。羣眾知道了,一直徒步找祂。耶穌自己雖然因為若翰的死亡很傷心,但祂不顧自己,治好他們帶來的病人,並且教導他們,更顯聖跡,以五餅二魚餵飽他們。餅和魚固然是當時群眾的需要食糧,但也是日後耶穌要給的永生之糧的預象。我們今天從耶穌得到的不單是餅和魚,而是祂的身體和寶血。這奧跡比五餅二魚更偉大,這精神的食糧是千百年來用之不完取之不盡的,但耶穌要我們要像當年的群眾一樣,懷着熱情和信賴去跟隨耶穌,尋找耶穌。

本來,耶穌要顯任何奇跡都不需要我們幫助,但祂願意我們和祂合作。人雖然能力有限,但祇要我們願意為自己的兄弟付出,那怕是最微薄的力量,天主也會把它變成偉大的德能。

聖德蘭修女就是很好的例子。

From Fr. Gael: The multiplication of the loaves and the fishes is a miracle which answers the immediate needs of the crowd which has followed him to listen to him preach. He satisfies their physical hunger. When they see and experience this, they then look upon Jesus as an apt candidate to be their king. He is tagged with Messianic expectations. Jesus flees from this kind of adulation which is self-serving on the part of the crowd. It is not the basis for a true relationship. Isaiah in the first reading tries to clarify that kind of thinking. He explains to the people of Israel in exile that the basis of the relationship with God is the covenant in which God says: “I will be your God and you will be my people.” The basis is not personal gain but rather committed relationship between God and his people. And so it is only natural that Jesus, Son of God, would run away from anything less. The reflection that is incumbent upon us, then, is what is the basis of my personal relationship with God?  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Rest-in-Peace
Beatrice Smalley
Stedman Matthew – Angie Acconero

Sunday                                August 2, 2020
7:30        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45        Thanksgiving from Andrew Tia
10:15      Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB +
11:45      Carla Ferrando +
1:00        The Birthday of Andrea Manenzi +
5:00        The Birthday of Sean M. Bugayong 

Monday                               August 3, 2020
7:00        Stedman Matthew +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Tuesday                               August 4, 2020
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Romeo De Martini +

Wednesday                       August 5, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday                             August 6, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Stefana & Giuseppe Alioto +

                Friday                   August 7, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi +

                Saturday              August  8, 2020
7:30         Intention Dolores Meehan
9:00        Angie Acconero +
5:00        The Aicardi Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be the weekly Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: As soon as the AA is allowed to meet again, we will let you know! “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

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 sspeterpaulsf.org/ 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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “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 jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 02           18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday                03           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday                04           John Vianney, Priest
Wednesday          05           The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Thursday              06           The Transfiguration of the Lord
Friday                   07           Sixtus II; Pope, and Companions; Martyrs. Cajetan; Priest
Saturday              08           Dominic; Priest
Sunday                 09           19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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