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Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10. Habakkuk complains to the Lord, who responds that what Habakkuk awaits will come in time, and the just one shall live because of his faith. Saint Paul writes to Timothy and encourages him in his faithfulness to the Gospel. In the Gospel, the Apostles say to Jesus: Increase our faith. He responds by comparing faith to the size of a mustard seed, and expounding on the role of a good servant.

Domenica 27A Del Tempo Ordinario

L’uomo non deve sfidare la pazienza e la misericordia del suo Signore, calpestando e umiliando i propri simili. A chi si rivolge e Lui chiendendo aiuto nell’orazione e si lamenta del”silenzio di Dio.” Egli mostra il segno de suo Amore provvidente nella Croce del Figlio. San Paola scrive: Dio non ci ha dato uno spirito di timidezza, ma di forza, di saggezza e di operosità.

常年期第二十七主日

今天三段聖經的主題都環繞在「信」方面。

先知哈巴谷時代,人民過着十分悲慘的生活,因為以色列人對天主忘恩負義,背棄信仰,為非作歹,天主利用強敵攻擊他們,作為懲罰和提醒他們的工具,敵人在以色列作出極其殘忍的事,連善人也被捲進毀滅的旋渦裏,真是苦不堪言。在這邪惡毀滅的情形中,先知向上主呼求,天主使他看見一個神視,要他提醒人們,相信、忍耐靜待,祂會實踐對以色列的諾言。

環視我們周圍的世界,甚至我們的家庭,會覺得今日的世代,和先知哈巴谷時代的情形沒有什麼不同。饑荒、殘殺、不信、背信、物慾、享樂、自私、戰爭。可是我們不要頹喪,聖保祿宗徒寫給愛徒和助手弟茂德的信可以給我們鼓勵。他說:「但要依賴天主的大能,為福音同我共受勞苦」。面對某些情形,心生畏懼是自然的事,不過要依賴天主的大能。

「上主!求祢增加我們的信德吧!」真應該是我,也是各位每天不忘的祈求。在逆境中、在奮鬥時,常能堅信依賴天主,必能得勝。耶穌說:「如果你們有信德像芥子那樣大,即使你們給這棵桑樹說:你連根拔出,移到海中去,它也會服從你們的」。換句話說,如果我們要侍奉天主、和近人,祇要求,然後做,天主一定會給我們足夠的力量做到。

耶穌行的每一個奇蹟,首先要人深信,奇蹟才會出現。

From Fr. Gael: In the 1970’s when I was a student of theology at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, there was a store on Telegraph on the south side of University of California in Berkeley It was Logos Bookstore, a Christian bookstore. And at the bookstore, they also sold some religious articles. One of them was a little glass sphere on a chain, and in the sphere was a mustard seed.

This is the image used in the Gospel today, to quantify an amount of faith, a very small amount of faith. Yet that small amount of faith has atomic powers. It could uproot a mulberry tree and cast it into the sea. Imagine if we could quantify the amount of faith each of us has inside of us. Would we have enough to put into a glass sphere on a chain, and what would we do with it? How many mulberry trees in the neighborhood would be missing! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Franco Mendoza Cuellar
Victoria Lew

Rest-in-Peace
William Cardinal Levada – Dorothy Varacchi
Gloria Alterio – Thomas Lyons, Jr.

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday October 6, 2019
7:30 Torchy Prudente +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:30 John “Giovanni” Borzoni + – In Honor of Madonna del Lume (Conc.)
1:00 Ilva Baccetti +
5:00 Vince Moreci +

Monday October 7, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Jeff Burns + (Conc.)

Tuesday October 8, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III + – Joe Balestreri + (Conc.)

Wednesday October 9, 2019
7:00 Louis Ferralis & Enrichetta Panelli +
9:00 Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio + – John Rocco & Family + (Conc.)

Thursday October 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + –Thanksgiving from Mariane Mocanu (Conc.)

Friday October 11, 2019
7:00 Francisco & Maria Spingola +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan + – Thanksgiving from Mariane Mocanu (Conc.)

Saturday October 12, 2019
7:30 Birthday of Anthony Brazil +
9:00 Sr. Anita Ferrari, FMA + and Sr. Antoinette Mazzia, FMA +
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Particular Items

La Festa della Madonna del Lume! Today we conclude the 2019 Madonna del Lume celebration. There will be a High Mass at 11:30 AM at Saints Peter & Paul, followed by a refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession honoring La Madonna del Lume, “Our Most Holy Mother of Light,” will begin in front of the Church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! La Festa della Madonna del Lume Family Dinner will follow that evening at 5:00PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club.

Our Lady of the Rosary: Monday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Salesians Cooperators: The cooperators, the lay ministry of the Salesians, founded by Don Bosco himself, will meet Tuesday, October 8, at 7PM, in the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Conference Room.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

100 YEARS!!

100 YEARS!!! You don’t need to be a Bruno Ghezza (above, yikes!) to support your Church! On October 12-13 (next week!) we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! Not too many events in San Francisco are 100 years old, and we are proud that the Bazaar is one of them! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. We NEED volunteers, especially men of the parish. It’s hard work, fun, and you are building the Church of God. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. Also, our good Bazaar Chair MaryKate del Campo tells us another way to help. We need:

Unopened wine and liquor – to be sold at our Wine and Liquor booth in the gym.
Desserts – we need store bought cakes, desserts and cupcakes for our Cake booth.  You can sign up to bring a cake on the Friday before or the weekend of Bazaar.
Gift cards/certificates – we need gift cards and certificates from your favorite retailers for the Gift Certificate booth.  This can be $5.00 Starbucks cards, gift cards from your hair salon, your favorite pizza joint, where you get your nails done and even Amazon or Walgreen’s cards in any generous amount.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Conference Room. The reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

Attn: Catholic Medical Professionals! On October 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Mater Dolorosa Church 307 Willow Avenue, South San Francisco 94080, Archbishop Cordileone invites all Catholic Medical Professionals to join him as he celebrates a special White Mass for Catholic Medical Professionals on the Feast of St. Luke, physician and patron of the medical profession. A reception will follow. The White Mass is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past.

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website http://prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ for more details.

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables to learn more!

Does your Marriage need help? Wouldn’t be the first or the last! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

Religious Education – RCIA -Rite of Chris Initiation for Adults: We welcome adults who would like to enter or inquire the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. Classes are held every Thursday at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Parish Rectory basement.

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.

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun. We still welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Congratulations to the Commissioned Catechists of Saints Peter & Paul Parish: Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai, Valerie Chan, Alyeda Baubert, Alice Chan, Agnes Szeto, & Kelly Kong.

Help the Elderly in Need: Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE). LBFE is a volunteer driven non-profit organization whose mission is to relieve isolation and loneliness among the elderly in San Francisco. LBFE provides many services: coordinating volunteers to do in-home visits on the elder’s birthday, on holidays, or just a seasonal in-home visit. LBFE also provides a Medical Escort Program, where volunteer drivers pick up our elders, take them to their medical appointments, accompany them through it, and then take them home. Majority of the elders served live alone and have no friends or family in their lives. Many live on a fixed income and cannot afford transportation to and from their medical appointments which is why we offer our Medical Escort Program. To find out more email Debbie Uchida, LBFE Volunteer coordinator at duchida@littlebrotherssf.org

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information at https://sfarchdiocese.org/essay-contest

Choose Life! Save lives and souls! This year, for the first time San Francisco’s 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil has added a fall campaign to their Lenten one. The fall campaign is from September 25 to November 3, at two locations: From Mondays through Saturdays: Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street, San Francisco; On Sundays: Soon-to-be-opened Flagship Planned Parenthood, 1522 Bush Street, San Francisco. Visit 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 06 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 07 Our Lady of the Rosary
Tuesday 08 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 09 Denis; Bishop, and Companions; Martyrs, John Leonardi; Priest
Thursday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 11 John XXIII; Pope
Saturday 12 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 13 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,042.
Second Collection (For the Poor): $2,318.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Amos 6:1a, 4-7; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16: 19-31. In the first reading from Amos, we hear a warning about comfort and wanton revelry leading to complacency. Saint Paul writes to Timothy, instructing him to lay hold of eternal life by keeping the commandments and pursuing the goods such as love, righteousness and faith. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, who both receive what is just in eternal life.
Domenico 26A Del tempo Ordinario
Impegnarsi nel contesto della vita sociale senza tenerconto del comportamento altrui è rispondere a unachimata che rinnova l’intimo del cuore. La ricerca del bene degli altri è la via migliore per conseguire il proprio. Gesù, per amore si è fatto uomo, umiliandosi fino alla morte.
 

常年期第二十六主日

今天彌撒的讀經提醒我們不要縱情狂歡毫不關顧靈魂的生活。在讀經一中,先知亞毛斯譴責那些生活放蕩的富人。而福音所講的貧富二人,生活懸殊,這本來沒有什麼罪,可是那as富人完全不關心那窮人,不理會天主,祇想天天盡情享樂,這就離開天主的教導太遠了。這種人的最後結局是悲慘的。因為永生沒有他的一份。

人類的盛衰和它的倫理道德有很大的關係,倫理道德衰落,造成政治與社會的淪亡。可是在社會繁榮富裕時,人類忽略了道德的重要,更甚的是,在這種忘情享樂的情形下,漸漸變成祇顧自己,再不會想到別人,更不會想到天主,在不知不覺中否定了信仰、成了無神主義,失落了靈魂,可悲之極。

讀經二中聖保祿宗徒苦口婆心勸告我們,貪財好樂是萬惡的根源,他要求我們遠避,「且要追求正義、虔敬、信德、愛德、堅忍和良善……以贏得永生」
 

From Fr. Gael: Ralph Vaughan Williams writes a beautiful piece of music entitled “Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus” which is based on this parable. I recommend it to you all. Try reading the parable with the music in the background. One of the most important lessons learned from this parable is explained when Dives asks father Abraham to send Lazarus to warns his brothers about their behavior so that they do not end up where he is. But Father Abraham refuses to do so, saying: “They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.” In other words, they already know what they are supposed to do, let them do it!” Wow! That is rather straightforward. They know they are supposed to care for the less fortunate. That is their responsibility. Let them do it, and if they don’t, let them suffer the consequences. What does that say to me and to each one of us? We also know what we are supposed to do. We, too, will be held accountable for what we know we are supposed to for others. There is no escaping the consequences! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
 
Baptisms
Michael Emanuel Shimer – Grace Nevin
Weddings
Nelson and Michelle Diaz
Franco Ragusa and Lauren Sanguinetti
Rest-in-Peace
Sr. Stella Tafoya, FMA – Francesco Bonsignori

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 29, 2019
7:30 Death Anniversary Edward DeNicolai +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – In Honor of Madonna dei Miracoli (Conc.)
1:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  September 30, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Luis G. San Gabriel, Jr. +
9:00 John Rocco & Family +

Tuesday   October 1, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of GB DeMartini + – Papoy Datiles + (Conc.)

Wednesday October 2, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Thanksgiving Stephen Bugayong and Steven Thomeczek

Thursday   October 3, 2019
7:00 Louis Greco +
9:00 Fr. Larry Byrne, SDB + & Fr. Guido Divina, SDB +

 Friday  October 4, 2019
7:00 Alicia Jimenez Yao & Mr. Lu Kim +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Thanksgiving & Birthday Gabe Dominic Branzuela (Conc.)

 Saturday  October 5, 2019
7:30 John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances & Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00 The Lucchesi Family + – Loving Memorial & Rest in Peace Eduardo, Nina, Victoria, Conrado    Jaime Family + (Conc.)
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for the poor.

Madonna de Miracoli: Today at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy! Madonna dei Miracoli, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

The Solemnity of St. Francis at the Shrine: The Solemnity of St. Francis (October 4) at the National Shrine will have great liturgies and events in honor of the lovable saint! A Novena began on September 26, and the Novena Prayer to St. Francis is recited after all Masses from September 26 to October 4. Thursday, October 3 is the Vigil; Friday, October 4 is his feast day; Saturday, October 5, is the Blessing of the Animals. Go to www.shrinesf.org for more information.

NEXT SATURDAY! San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

La Festa della Madonna del Lume is next week! The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 4, 5 & 6!  On Friday October 4, (the Solemnity of St. Francis) our Madonna del Lume Society will participate in the evening prayers and Holy Hour at the Porziuncula of the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, beginning with the Rosary at 5:00PM, Confessions and Adoration at 6, and Holy Mass at 7. On Saturday, October 5, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM at the Fishermen’s & Seamen’s Memorial Chapel at Fisherman’s Wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade and Memorial Ceremony & Blessing of the Fishermen lost at Sea, Families of the Fishermen, and San Francisco Fishing Industry & Community. On Sunday, October 6, events will begin with High Mass at 11:30 AM at Saints Peter & Paul, followed by a refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession honoring La Madonna del Lume, “Our Most Holy Mother of Light,” will begin in front of the Church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! La Festa della Madonna del Lume Family Dinner will follow that evening at 5:00PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Pick up a flyer in the Church! Questions: Contact Bertina Cannizzaro – 415-596-0594.

100 YEARS!!! On October 12-13 we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. We NEED volunteers, especially men of the parish. It’s hard work, fun, and you are building the Church of God. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Club Conference Room.. Reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables to learn more!

Does your Marriage need help? Wouldn’t be the first! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information at https://sfarchdiocese.org/essay-contest

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website http://prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ for more details.

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.

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun.  We still welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8.   Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Congratulations to the Commissioned Catechists of Saints Peter & Paul Parish: Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai, Valerie Chan, Alyeda Baubert, Alice Chan, Agnes Szeto, Kelly Kong.

Religious Education – RCIA -Rite of Chris Initiation for Adults: We welcome adults who would like to enter or inquire the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. Classes are held every Thursday at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Parish Rectory basement.

Choose Life! Show your support for the littlest among us at San Francisco’s Annual Life Chain! This year’s Life Chain will be on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-3PM, along Park Presidio Boulevard.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 29 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 30 Jerome; Priest, Doctor
Tuesday 01 Thérèse of the Child Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Wednesday 02 The Holy Guardian Angels
Thursday 03 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 04 Francis of Assisi; Patron of our Archdiocese
Saturday 05 Francis Xavier Seelos; Priest
Sunday 06 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,781.
Second Collection (Priests’ Retirement Fund): $1,574.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 or 16: 10-13. From the prophet Amos comes a warning to the people of the Northern Kingdom of Israel that God sees those who take advantage of or mistreat the poor and needy, and he will not forget a thing they have done. In Paul’s Letter to Timothy, he asks for prayers for those in authority—that they be pleasing to the Lord. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the dishonest steward, and says that a person must be trustworthy in matters big and small. For no one can serve both God and Mammon.

Domenica 25A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Nella preghiera chiediamo che si realizzi il Regno di Dio. Ma pregare non basta. Occorre assecondare la sua volontà di giustizia e carità mediante il nostro impegno personale e il coordinamento nella communità dei credenti. I ruoli e le forme della nostra testimonianza in questa direzione hanno di mira l’uomo come creatura di Dio, vertice della creazione.

常年期第二十五主日

今天我們讀到耶穌在祂講的比喻中稱讚那管家, 並不是稱讚他不公義的作為,而是指出管家顧全未來的機智,為了想失業後有人收留他,以不法的詭計去收買他人。祂說:「這俗世之子, 應付自己的世代,比光明之子更為精明。」祂在感歎世俗人為了今世的益處,處深積慮,左右經營。而有些人雖然相信天主,對於永生之事卻懶懶散散,一點也不關心。

沒有一個僕人可以同時服侍兩個主人,我們不能同時服侍天主,又服侍錢財。我們的錢財應該用來為達到永生的目的,以及幫助人,救人靈魂。不應以不義的手段去得到金錢。用錢的態度要謹慎,不要貪心,否則會經不起金錢的引誘,成了金錢的奴隸,做出得罪天主得罪人的事。為金錢而失去靈魂 ,很不值得。

From Fr. Gael: The steward in today’s Gospel is a fine piece of work. Not only is he bad at his job of steward but when called to accountability and the loss of his job due to his behavior, he resorts to further deceit to guarantee his survival after leaving his job. He, in a fit of genius reduces the amounts of his boss’s debtors to ingratiate himself with them. That way he will have some good business contacts when he leaves the employ of his current boss. And just imagine, his boss actually praises his astuteness in this behavior.

Jesus in the parable then tells us that we are to use that kind of intelligence and astuteness in dealing with the world around us. We are either to do or to be outdone. Our dedication to God must give us the intelligence and wisdom to deal with what the world throws at us if we are guard the precious gift of God’s Kingdom.                                                                                                   –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 22, 2019
7:30 Desolina Giannone & the DeLucchi Family
8:45 Livia Chodrick +
10:15 Thanksgiving From Rosemary Tin & Family – Maria May Michel +
11:45 GB De Martini + – Adriana Agnoletto + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Family V

Monday  September 23, 2019
7:00 Fernanda Matteucci +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + –  Bill Torre + (Conc.)

Tuesday   September 24, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 John Candido + – James Kaufmen + (Conc.)

Wednesday  September 25, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Sylvia B. Timko
9:00 Nancy Massetani + – Giorgio Rossi + (Conc.)

Thursday   September 26, 2019
7:00 Souls of Norma & Joseph Frizza +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Luciano Maggiora + (Conc.))

Friday  September 27, 2019
7:00 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00 Lena Damato + – Sandy Dito + (Conc.)

 Saturday  September 28, 2019
7:30 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Yvonne Young +
5:00 Louis Greco & Family +

Weddings
Robert Paping and Noelle Lee
Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a special collection for the Priest’s Retirement Fund. Please be generous in helping those who have given their lives in the service of the people of God! Envelopes are in the pews.

Tuesday: Pray for Vocations! On the 24th of each month (which is this Tuesday) we invite all parishioners to join us in paying for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

Choose Life! Save lives and souls! This year, for the first time San Francisco’s 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil has added a fall campaign to their Lenten one. The fall campaign is from September 25 to November 3, at two locations: From Mondays through Saturdays: Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California 94110; On Sundays: Soon-to-be-opened Flagship Planned Parenthood, 1522 Bush Street, San Francisco, California 94109. It is a public right-of-way outside for both locations. Learn more and sign up for vigil hours here.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Madonna de Miracoli: Next Sunday September 29, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy!

San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

Madonna del Lume:  The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 5 & 6! The events of Saturday, October 5 begin at 10:00 AM with the Memorial Mass at the Fisherman’s Chapel on the wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade, and the Memorial Ceremony at sea. The Sunday, October 6 events will begin with Mass at 11:30 AM, followed by refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession will begin in front of the church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! The MDL dinner dance is at 5PM at the SF Italian Athletic Club. Please pick up a flyer in the Church!

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 go here to learn more.

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website for more details.

The Solemnity of St. Francis at the Shrine: The Feast of St. Francis (October 4) at the National Shrine has liturgies and events in honor of St. Francis. A Novena begins September 26, and the Novena Prayer to St. Francis is recited after all Masses from September 26 to October 4. Thursday, October 3 is the Vigil; Friday, October 4 is his feast day; Saturday, October 5, is the Blessing of the Animals. Go to www.shrinesf.org for more information.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Club Conference Room. The reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

Choose Life! Participate in the Fall campaign of 40 Days for Life! The San Francisco chapter of 40 Days for Life is holding its first ever Fall campaign! The campaign runs from September 25 to November 3 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1650 Valencia Street and – new this year! – the upcoming Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street. Help make this inaugural campaign a success by signing up for vigil hours on our website at www.40daysforlife.com/san-francisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

St. Thomas More Society Red Mass: On Thursday, October 17, at 5:30 PM, here at Saints Peter and Paul, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be celebrate the annual Red Mass. Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis will be the  homilist. The annual Red Mass is sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco. All are welcome to attend. The St. Thomas More Society is named for the 16th century lawyer, judge, diplomat, Chancellor of England, martyr, and saint, killed by the government for prioritizing his duty to the faith.

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables to learn more!

COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR 100 YEARS!!! On October 12-13 we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. We need volunteers, especially men of the parish. It’s hard work, fun, and you are building the Church of God. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. Above: Pictures from our tradition! That’s from 1977, and shows Fr. Joseph Cheng, SDB, first Director of our Chinese Apostolate at left, and good old then-pastor Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB at right!

Does your Marriage need help? Would not be the first! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information here. 

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program began last Sunday and will be held following every Sunday 8:45 am Liturgy Registration and class will be held in the Gym after the mass.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 22 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 23 Pius of Pietrencina; Priest
Tuesday 24 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 25 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 26 Cosmas & Damian; Martyrs
Friday 27 Vincent de Paul; Priest
Saturday 28 Wenceslaus; Martyr, Lawrence Ruiz & Companions; Martyrs
Sunday 29 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,126.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!