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Isaiah 66:18-21; Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13:22-30. In the first reading, God proclaims that he comes to gather all nations. The second reading exhorts the Christian community not to disdain discipline, as it originates from God’s love. In the Gospel from Luke, Jesus tells his followers to strive for salvation through the narrow gate.

Domenica 21A Del Tempo Ordinario

Tutti i popoli sono chiamati a realizzare un mondo nuovo. La profezia di Isaia si è compiuta con Gesù; le differenze di razza, colore, lingua sono scomparse. È la nuova umanità. La realizzazione di una nuova convivenza è sempre unita a fatica e a costante impegno.

常年期第二十一主日今天的福音記述人們問耶穌是不是祇有少數人得救,他們這樣問是因為不明白依撒意亞先知書(66:18-21):「我要來聚集萬民及說各種語言的民族,他們都要來觀看我的榮耀」。天主願所有人都得救,因為救恩是為所有人的,即使從不認識祂、從沒有機會聽過祂的人,祇要不是因為他自己固執或驕傲,故意不去認識祂,而是誠心灺尋求真神,按着良心做好,也可能獲得救贖的機會。

相反的,一些祇是名義上的信徒而沒有真正用心去尋求真理,去依照基督的教導去生活的人便會被拒於天堂之外。因為作為基督的信徒必需盡力克己守規,在生活上會有一定的限制,不能為所欲為。那就是耶穌所說的「窄門」。

聖保祿宗徒告訴我們:「不要輕視天主的管教……因為天主所鍾愛的人,祂才管教。」守誡命有時可能不方便,或困難,因為「受管教不是樂事,而是苦事,但後來卻給經過鍛練的人結出正義和平的果實。」

From Fr. Gael: This Gospel is from the chapter following last week’s reading. Again, it is about making a choice about which way we want to go. It is about much more than cozy fellowship. It is about making a choice for the Kingdom of God and all that implies, about the standard of a Christlike life for which the Kingdom stands. It is about more than going to Church each Sunday. It is about living Christ every day of our lives. It is about more than external compliance. It is about internal conviction. Following Christ comes at a cost and we choose to pay the price. It is then that Christ knows who we are. It is not that we are perfectly perfect, but that we are thoroughly committed to live up to the struggle each day of our lives. That is success in the following of Christ. That earns us our internal identity card of being a Christian, that is, of being a true follower of Christ. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Ethan Matthias Mendoza

Weddings
Rigoberto Figueroa and Tatiana Padilla
Rest-in-Peace
Vincent d’Agostino – Giuseppe Balistreri
Chastidy Ronan – Vincent LaRocca – Thomas Deely
Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  August 25, 2019
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 GB De Martini + – John Garibaldi + (Conc.)
1:00 June Marie Blum +
5:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi +

Monday  August 26, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Margaret P. Wong + – Chastidy Ronan + (Conc.)

Tuesday   August 27, 2019
7:00 Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +
9:00 Geraldine Reed + – Bob Pope + (Conc.)

Wednesday August 28, 2019
7:00 Les & Teresa Favrat  +
9:00 Margaret P. Wong +

Thursday   August 29, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Antonina Crivello + (Conc.)

Friday  August 30, 2019
7:00 Francisco & Maria Spingola +
9:00 Wedding Anniversary Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +

Saturday  August 31, 2019
7:30 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Evelyn Lavin + – Rosario Sederiosa + (Conc.)
5:00 Intention Marianne Vasievich

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous!

Madonna della Guardia: Today, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we will honor Madonna della Guardia. She appeared to a shepherd on Mt. Figogna, by Genoa, on August 29, 1490, and is honored and revered by the Genovese the world over. “Help me to build ‘holy places’ in the hearts, families, and lives of people.” Visit the image of Madonna at the side altar!

Speaking of our Madonnas: On September 29, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, and on October 4-5 we celebrate Madonna del Lume! Mark your calendars!

Prayer Service for the People of Hong Kong: All are invited to Pray for Hong Kong on Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anne of the Sunset Church, 850 Judah in San Francisco. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco Chinese Ministry and the Office of Human Life & Dignity, the vigil will include Eucharistic adoration and Benediction. Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong is asking for prayer and sacrifice and will hold a service Aug. 23 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong  is experiencing demonstrations in reaction to mainland China’s proposed extradition legislation, officially called the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, that would see mainland China have extradition rights for the first time over any city resident, including foreign nationals as well as tourists. National Public Radio published a background piece explaining the history. CNN has video of Sunday’s demonstration that drew hundreds of thousands of protesters to the streets while Mainland China massed troops on the border.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study will begin again in September. The parking lot will be open.

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.

School has Started: Our Saints Peter and Paul K-8 school began last Wednesday. SS. Peter and Paul’s Racial Non-Discrimination Policy: “SS Peter & Paul School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. SS Peter & Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age sex, or disability in administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise, SS. Peter and Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin.”

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.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! Get Ready for Holy Name Society’s Annual Champagne Bingo! This is the HNS’s sole yearly fundraiser, and supports all their good works. Bingo will be on Sunday, September 15, from 1-4 PM (doors open 12:30), in the gym. Tickets are $35.00, and must be purchased in advance. Champagne, Hot Lunch, Free Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Cards! No children, please. For reservations call John at 408-504-4408, or purchase tickets at the church office: 421-0809.

St. Patrick’s Seminary Gala: St. Patrick’s Seminary, the seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as well as a number of other dioceses in the West and Pacific Islands, will host its Annual Four Pillars Gala on September 14. The gala, the only yearly fundraiser for our seminary, begins with Vespers at 5:00 pm. It’s at the seminary, 320 Middlefield Rd., in Menlo Park If you’ve never been, this is really a great event in a great cause. Go here or call 650-289-3320.

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please, if interested, contact the Shrine via email: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

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.

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.

Parental Rights in Education FREE Meeting! Sex Education and Your Rights as Parents: Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm at St Dominic’s Church 2390 Bush St San Francisco, CA. Did you know that new California law now requires sex education in public and charter schools—and that the recommended curricula include aggressive promotion of morally objectionable concepts of human sexuality? What can we do to protect our children? Join us to learn more. 

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals: The Catholic Medical Association, San Francisco Guild, will hold their first public event on September 14, 2019, 10 am-12 pm at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco (2390 Bush Street) in the Parish Hall.  All physicians and health care professionals are welcome to this meet-and-greet. “We are a Catholic physician-led organization seeking to grow in our understanding of the moral and ethical principles of our Catholic Faith and clinical practice. Through education, support, and faith-sharing, we inspire to live our call to holiness, to grow in our love of God, and to support one another as faithful Catholics healthcare providers.” You can learn more here.

Catholic Women’s retreats: Healing after abortion: In Spanish: Sept 7-8. In English: Sept 14-15. More information may be found here.  

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, go here.

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. More information may be found here.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 25 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 26 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 27 Monica
Wednesday 28 Augustine; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday 29 The Passion of St. John the Baptist
Friday 30 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 31 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  01 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,441.
Solemnity of the Assumption: $1,140.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53. Jeremiah is imprisoned under the authority of King Zedekiah because the people ate upset by his words. But a court official convinces the king to release him. The writer of Hebrews challenges the community to rid [themselves] of every burden of sin and to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples he has come not to establish peace but division.

Domenica 20A Del Tempo Ordinario

Gesù precisa il modo di arricchirsi davanti a Dio: conservando i beni e le ricchezze accmulate non per se stessi, ma usandole per le necessità dei fratelli. E ciò riguarda tutti i talenti ricevuti do Dio, non solo le richezze materiali. “Pensate alle cose di lassù, non a quelle della terra” afferma San Paolo.

常年期第二十主日

今天的福音乍聽起來使人驚異害怕,耶穌說:「我來是把火投到世上,我多麼希望它燃燒起來.」耶穌所說的「世上」,是指我們每個人的心。內心的平安,表示人和天主的關係是和諧的,也表示人順從天主的旨意。祂要把煉淨人心愛天主的火燄注入我們心中,因為克勝內心是最困難的事。祂希望我們奮鬥,攻擊自己的慾情、誘惑和罪惡,努力在自己的環境中做個聖人,因為祇要罪惡一日存在,那怕是存在個人心中、在家庭中、在社會中及國與國之間,就會產生不和諧、敵對和戰爭。人若能除去罪惡,以仁愛相待,就有和平出現。

聖保祿宗徒說得好:「我們既有如此眾多如雲的證人圍繞着我們,就該放下各樣重擔和纏人的罪過,堅忍地在我們面前的賽程上勇往直前、定睛注視耶穌,祂是我們信德的創始者和完成者。」

From Fr. Gael: In the second chapter of Luke we find these words: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.” Today in the 12th Chapter Luke writes: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” Jesus represents one set of values and the world represents another. The two are incompatible. We have to choose. Fyodor Dostoyevsky once wrote, “If I were to find that the truth and Christ were incompatible, I would choose Christ over the truth.” What a powerful statement. That great Russian writer chose Christ. Who do we choose?

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Timothy Ryan Fogarty, Jr.

Quinceañera
Paulina Castaneda

Weddings
McJullian Aujero Jaochico and Jacqueline Melgar
Albert D’Hoste and Katie Colendrich

 Sunday  August 18, 2019
7:30 Intention of Marianne Vasievich
8:45 Frank Tognotti +
10:15 Soul of Lee King Yuk +
11:45 Fernanda Matteucci + – Inez Carniglia Carleagli + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 Joe & Pete Richiusa +
Monday  August 19, 2019
7:00 Dr. Joseph Pristi +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + –  Healing Fr. John Itzaina (Conc.)
Tuesday   August 20, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Fred Balistreri +
Wednesday August 21, 2019
7:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00 Ralph Lavin +
Thursday   August 22, 2019
7:00 Esther & Angelo Firpo +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of John Bonjean + – Rosalia & Vincenzo Crivello + (Conc.) 
Friday  August 23, 2019
7:00 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +
Saturday  August 24, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – John Garibaldi + (Conc.)
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Particular Items

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program will start today, Sunday August 18 with Liturgy at 8:45 am. Registration and class will be held in the Gym after the mass.

Thank you, Fr. Jose! Today, we bid a sad farewell to Fr. Jose Lucero, who is leaving us to become pastor of San Luis Rey Church in Laredo,  Texas. We will certainly miss him! There will be a reception of Thanksgiving and gratitude today following the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass. We thank Fr. Jose for his faithful service, and we will pray for him as he embraces his new responsibilities shepherding the people of God!

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Tuesday, August 20th at 7PM in the Club conference room. We will hear a short presentation on a Salesian topic and discuss Victor Frankl’s famous work “Man’s Search for Meaning.”  No reading is necessary, although it is encouraged. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. Refreshments are served. Call or write Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net) with questions. All are welcome.

School Begins! Our Saints Peter and Paul K-8 school begins this Wednesday, August 21. We welcome back our students, teachers and all school staff!
 
SS. Peter and Paul’s Racial Non-Discrimination Policy: “SS Peter & Paul School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. SS Peter & Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age sex, or disability in administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise, SS. Peter and Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.”

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.

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.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Thursday, August 22nd at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for our Parish School. Please be generous!

Madonna della Guardia: Next Sunday, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we will honor Madonna della Guardia. She appeared to a shepherd on Mt. Figogna, by Genoa, on August 29, 1490, and is honored and revered by the Genovese the world over. “Help me to build ‘holy places’ in the hearts, families, and lives of people.” Visit the image of Madonna at the side altar!

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please, if interested, contact the Shrine via email: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! Get Ready for Holy Name Society’s Annual Champagne Bingo! This is the HNS’s sole yearly fundraiser, and supports all their good works. Bingo will be on Sunday, September 15, from 1-4 PM (doors open 12:30), in the gym. Tickets are $35.00, and must be purchased in advance. Champagne, Hot Lunch, Free Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Cards! No children, please. For reservations call John at 408-504-4408, or purchase tickets at the church office: 421-0809.

St. Patrick’s Seminary Gala: St. Patrick’s Seminary, the seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as well as a number of other dioceses in the West and Pacific Islands, will host its Annual Four Pillars Gala on September 14. The gala, the only yearly fundraiser for our seminary, begins with Vespers at 5:00 pm. It’s at the seminary, 320 Middlefield Rd., in Menlo Park If you’ve never been, this is really a great event in a great cause. Visit www.stpsu.edu/gala or call 650-289-3320.

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 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 visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

Choose Life! In Europe, America, Latin America, Africa, and in some countries of Asia, there are genuine forms of ideological colonization taking place. And one of these – I will call it clearly by its name – is [the ideology of] ‘gender’. Today children – children! – are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. Why are they teaching this? Because the books are provided by the persons and institutions that give you money. These forms of ideological colonization are also supported by influential countries. And this terrible!
 
In a conversation with Pope Benedict, who is in good health and very perceptive, he said to me: ‘Holiness, this is the age of sin against God the Creator’. He is very perceptive. God created man and woman; God created the world in a certain way… and we are doing the exact opposite.’”–Pope Francis, address to the Bishops of Poland, World Youth Day, 2016.

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 18 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 19 John Eudes; Priest
Tuesday 20 Bernard; Abbot; Doctor
Wednesday 21 Pius X; Pope
Thursday 22 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 23 Rose of Lima; Virgin
Saturday 24 Bartholomew; Apostle, Martyr
Sunday  25 21st Sunday in Ordinary TimeYour faithful donations of last week: $3,810.
Second Collection (Archdiocese for the Military): $1,625.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Wisdom 18:6-9; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12; Luke 12:32-48 or 12: 35-40. The reading from the Book of Wisdom recounts the faith of the forefathers on the night of Passover. The Letter to the Hebrews reminds us of Abraham’s unwavering faith in things unseen. In the Gospel, Jesus uses a parable to teach the importance of right priorities—those who remain faithful and ready will be rewarded.
Domenica 19A Del Tempo Ordinario
Dio consegna all’uomo un mondo ordinato e adeguato alle sue necessità. Anche nel corso degli eventi, dove gioca la libertà dell’uomo, Dio interviene come Provvidenza. Sta a noi trovare il nostro ruolo e impostare una rete di collaborazioni che tornino a vantaggio di tutti.

常年期第十九主日今天讀經的主題是信德。什麼是信德?我們中國的造字把它解釋得很清楚,「信」字是由「人」字和「言」字合成,是聽了別人所說的,而不是親眼看見的就是信,如果看見就是知道了,不再需要信。聖保祿宗徒說:「信德是所希望的擔保,是未見之事的確證」。今天的福音告訴我們以信德和希望來準備和期待天主的日子到來。耶穌說:「小小的羊群,不要害怕,因為你們的父喜歡把天國賜給你們。」耶穌要我們把信心建立在祂身上。我們真的深信耶穌,嚮往的不是今世,而是天上的賞報,若我們不對今世的事物懷有過度的顧慮和操心,也不會害怕。

天主什麼時候要來,以怎樣的方式把我們帶到天堂,這是天的秘密,我們不知道,也不需要知道,祇要懷着信德去等待,因為天主己經承諾。我們要相信。

讓我們每天求天主給我們堅定的信德吧!

From Fr. Gael: “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” This thought follows upon last week’s reflection. That shouldn’t surprise us. It is from the same chapter as last Sunday’s Lucan Gospel. It appears the thought was important enough for Jesus to re-emphasize it. Jesus with a series of thoughts and examples wants his followers to get their priorities straight. “Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach, nor moth destroy.” Once again it is not about material possessions. It is where our hearts reside. If they reside in material things, then people will be in second place. Our treasure is to be those around us, starting with family and moving outward in a circle that embraces others. That is where Jesus would like to see us hold our treasure. So that when our time here ends, we only move on to where is treasure has already preceded us, to where our loved ones who have gone ahead of us await us in Jesus and to where those we left behind us in love will follow. For where our heart is, there also will be our treasure.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Weddings
Errol Thodos and Michelle Miles
Rest-in-Peace
Fr. Tullio Mengon, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  August 11, 2019
7:30 Madeline Curreri +
8:45 Edward Prudente, Sr. +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 Peter Domenici, III + – Norma, Louie, & Jim Rancelli + (Conc.)
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  August 12, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Joseph & Carmella Greco + – Mary Hofer and Mary Ann Farina + (Conc.)

Tuesday   August 13, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Annette & Tom Lazio +

Wednesday August 14, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Frank, Antoinette, & Francesco Germano +

Thursday   August 15, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Anniversary of Amado & Jean Brazil
6:00 Soul of Barbara Conlon +

 Friday  August 16, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 In Honor of San Rocco from Fortunato D’Ascoli

Saturday  August 17, 2019
7:30 Marriage Blessing Teresa Vasievich & James Eccleston
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – In Honor of San Rocco (Conc.)
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

This Archdiocese serves our men and women in uniform wherever they are in the world. Please be generous!

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.

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.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Thursday, August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have Masses at 7:00 & 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  We will also be praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption after each Mass starting August 7, and we will conclude the Novena with a Rosary before Holy Hour on Wednesday, August 14.

Novena of the Assumption
 
Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.
Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven. From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. I ask for this favor: (Mention your request).When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you.

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program will start on Sunday August 18 with Liturgy at 8:45 am. Registration and class in the Gym after the mass.

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be leaving us to become pastor of San Luis Rey Church in Texas. We will certainly miss him! There will be a reception of Thanksgiving and gratitude next Sunday, August 18, following the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass. We thank Fr. Jose for his faithful service, and we will pray for him as he embraces his new responsibilities shepherding the people of God!

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Thursday, August 22nd at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net

Attention Young Catholics! The Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries have three great upcoming events: On August 24-25 there is a Retreat Leadership Training Program in the Marin Headlands. On September 7, there is a Liturgical Training Day at St. Augustine Church in South San Francisco and on October 20 there is a Youth Rally at St. Theresa of Avila Church in San Francisco. Please visit sfarchdiocese.org/youthministry to learn more!

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please, if interested, contact the Shrine via email: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

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.

Choose Life! “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed, the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment of birth and the moment of death.” –Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, 1995.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: 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: On the Solemnity of the Assumptions, two men will make their Religious Profession at St. Dominic Savio Church in Bellflower. They are Leonel Adrian Imbert and Kris Nghiem Tran. Please pray for Leonel and Kris as they move forward in their journey of ministry to the people of God!

School Begins! The 2019-2020 school year begins on August 21. We welcome our students and faculty back and look forward to the new school year! Please check out this nice video from the Department of Catholic Schools:

Mark your Calendars: Holy Name Bingo! One of the funnest events of the year is coming up: Holy Name Bingo! This year’s Bingo will be on Sunday, September 15. We will have tickets available soon!

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 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
Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 11 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 12 Jane Frances de Chantal; Religious
Tuesday 13 Pontian; Pope and Hippolytus; Martyrs
Wednesday 14 Maximillian Kolbe; Priest, Martyr
Thursday 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 16 Stephen of Hungary
Saturday 17 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  16 20th Sunday in Ordinary TimeYour faithful donations of last week: $4,481.
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