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Wisdom 9:13-18b; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33. In our first reading we learn that knowing God’s ways and plans comes only through the wisdom m of the Holy Spirit. In today’s epistle, Paul urges Philemon to be merciful to his runaway slave, who served Paul in prison, and accept him back not as a slave but a brother. In the Gospel Jesus tells the crowds what is required to be his disciple: placing discipleship above relationships, possessions and their own lives.

Domenica 23A Del Tempo Ordinario

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常年期第二十三主日

今天的福音耶穌用了很嚴厲的言詞:「誰若跟隨我,不惱恨自己的父親、母親……不能做我的門徒。」耶穌當然不是真的要我們「恨」,因為天主是愛,「恨」不是於天的性質。耶穌祇是用這個言詞來加強語氣。這句話可能翻譯成:愛得更多或愛得更完滿,愛得一點都不保留。含有自私成份,有所保留的愛就是愛得不夠,因為祇有天主,在人的心靈和生活上,才有權佔絕對重要的首席地位,我們不能為了愛父母或任何人背離天主;更不能為個人的利益或意願而背棄天主。換句話說,天主要我們自願地、完全輕看世物,為愛天主的緣故隨時願意付出一切。

做耶穌的門徒另一個條件是:背自己的十字架,跟在祂後面走。耶穌自己背着十字架到耶路撒冷加爾瓦略山被釘死,作為祂的門徒應該懷着愛心,謹守祂的誡命,甚至即使為此而冒生命的危險也在所不辭。

耶穌的要求是不是太自太私嚴格了?絕對不是! 不要忘記祂也說過:「你們為我最小的兄弟做的,就是為我做了。」

From Fr. Gael: Is Jesus really asking us to hate our father and our mother? Not really. The rest of the Gospel today clarifies that. He is asking us to prioritize our decisions and measure our choices. Jesus is asking his listeners to choose the best alternative possible. Jesus is the best alternative, but the choice will come at a cost and that is what Jesus wants us to understand. He wants us to really, really, really choose him, and thereby accept the cost. He wants followers who are committed to him and to all that such commitment implies. And so, Jesus gives these examples to cause greater reflection on our part, and consequently greater commitment. Hate is not the motivation. Love of Christ is the motivation that enables us to embrace him and accept the cost!–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 8, 2019
7:30 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
8:45 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 GB De Martini + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
1:00 Joan Caliendo +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday  September 9, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Mary & Julio Pozzi +

Tuesday   September 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Wednesday September 11, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Peter A. Cresci + – Leonardo Mendoza+ (Conc.)

Thursday   September 12, 2019
7:00 Louis Ferralis +
9:00 Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday  September 13, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Birthday of Lucy Chan

Saturday  September 14, 2019
7:30 Lisa Middione +
9:00 Frank Delucchi + –  George Muntean + (Conc.)
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

Particular Items

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

Show our Veterans We Care! Please join us on Monday, September 9, 6-8pm, at the Saints Peter & Paul cafeteria to make inspirational cards of gratitude to honor our veterans for Patriot Day. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own, too! The cards will be delivered to veterans at the VA hospital in SF. Call the parish office for more details.

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.

Great Photos from Guadalupe Pilgrimage: The Chinese Apostolate shared some very nice photos from last week’s pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe…check them out here.

Catholic Women’s Retreats: Healing After Abortion: In Spanish: Sept 7-8; In English: Sept 14-15. For more information, go here.

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!

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 here.

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. 

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.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! It’s Next Week! 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.

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 with Archbishop Cordileone celebrating a  10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza, where there will be Adoration, a homily, confessions, and Benediction. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, go here.

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. Below: From our history—St. Mary’s Chinese Girls’ Drum Corps in the 1964 Parade.

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. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website 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 our website to learn more about the school.

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.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 08 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 09 Peter Claver; Priest
Tuesday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 11 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 12 The Most Holy Name of Mary
Friday 13 John Chrysostom; Bishop. Doctor
Saturday 14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Sunday  15 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,183.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29. Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a; Luke 14:1, 7-14. Sirach describes humility as the hallmark of those who find favor with God. The Letter to the Hebrews reminds the community that Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant. In the Gospel, Jesus uses a parable to convey the importance of humility for his disciples.
Domenica 22A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
La virtù dell’umiltà nasce dalla consapevolezza dell’uomo di essere creatura, perchè ogni dono viene da Dio al quale va fatto risalire. L’essere umano è invitato ad agire con realismo ed equilbrio, pronto e disponibile al servizio.
常年期第二十二主日

今天讀經的主題是謙遜,謙遜的反面是驕傲,是七罪宗之首。謙遜是獲得救贖的主要條件之一,是那麼重要,卻又不十分被重視和去實行 。在讀經一《德訓篇》中也告訴我們:「你越偉大,在一切事上,越當謙下,這樣你才能在上主面前獲得恩寵。」謙遜不是否認自己的優長,而是明白、並承認這些優長都是天主所賜。

耶穌趁在法利塞首領家吃飯的機會,提醒人謙遜的重要。祂說:「凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑。」  這事看來似乎很簡單,可是如果我們在日常生活中,有時也會「爭奪首席」。那就是表揚自己,為自己辯解,理由可以是為了行善、為了光榮天主,但如果有勇氣反省, 會發覺,可能一切都是為了自己的虛榮。

人生的終向是天上的耶路撒冷,願我們求聖母幫助,效法她謙遜的美德,勇敢地完成這朝聖的旅程。

When people go to any event with assigned seating at tables, they are eager to see at which table they are sitting. Obviously, the hope is to be seated in the center and in front as close to the main table as possible. Where one is assigned to sit indicates something about the social pecking order. Jesus commented on just this in today’s reading and proposes a strategy based on humility rather than on one’s own concept of self-importance. Go lower so that you’ll be asked to go higher. Look at that! Let your status be affirmed by others rather than overstated by yourself. That’s a unique strategy. And to think that Jesus is the one who proposes it. However, to his credit it is based on humility. It would be nice to try it!                                                 –Fr. Gael Sulliavn, SDB
Rest-in-Peace
Vincent LaRocca – Vincent d’Agostino
Thomas Kevin Deely

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 1, 2019
7:30 Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Emma Yriberri +
11:45 Peter Domenici, III + – Luciana Montalvo + (Conc.)
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, and Frances Cresci +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. +

Monday  September 2, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Giuseppe Balistreri + (Conc.)

Tuesday   September 3, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of Frank Germano + – Intention Julie Alma Seeler (Conc.)

Wednesday September 4, 2019
7:00 Chan Mei Kwan +
9:00 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB + and Fr. Louis Masoero, SDB +

Thursday   September 5, 2019
7:00 Patrick and Lisa Steffel +
9:00 Giovanni Riccio + – Intention Oliver Christoph Seeler (Conc.)

 Friday  September 6, 2019
7:00 Henry Ravetto +
9:00 Carlo Romeo +

 Saturday  September 7, 2019
7:30 Maddelena Iannello +
9:00 Soul of Gelasio Bini +
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +


 
Particular Items

Madonna Celebrations: It is that time of year when we gratefully celebrate the appearances of Our Lady to the people of Italy! On September 29, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, and on October 4-5 we celebrate Madonna del Lume! Mark your calendars!

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.

2019 Marian Conference: On September 6 at 5:00pm and September 7 at 7:00am at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2800 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara. Speakers include Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Vicar Provincial and Vocation Director for the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and Msgr. Eduardo Chávez, Director General of the Instituto Superior de Estudios Guadalupanis. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

Catholic Women’s Retreats: Healing after abortion: In Spanish: Sept 7-8; In English: Sept 14-15. More information here.

Care Packages for our Veterans: On Monday, September 9, from 7-9PM, we will be preparing care packages for some of our veterans who are in need. Please call the rectory for more information.

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! Go here for full information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 with Archbishop Cordileone celebrating a  10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza, where there will be Adoration, a homily, confessions, and Benediction. 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

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.

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

100 YEARS!!! On October 12-13 we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! Not too many events in San Francisco are 100 years old and we are proud to be among 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. That’s a picture from our history: international heartthrob Rudolph Valentino (second from left) as honorary starter of our 1922 Columbus Day marathon!

Feast of St. Padre Pio and Dedication of Statue: On September 22, at 5:00 pm, our friends over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St., invite you to celebrate the Feast Vigil of St. Padre Pio at the historic shrine, with Mass, and blessing and dedication of a new statue of Pio of Pietrelcina. Organist and choir will accompany the liturgy; a reception will follow Mass in the church lower hall. Learn more at shrinesf.org.

“A Humanized Mouse”: Protest UCSF: An American Horror Story. UCSF is the late-term abortion training capital of the US, the world’s most politically motivated medical institution on abortion expansion, and facilitator of some of the most grotesque experiments involving human fetal tissue on the planet. They describe the results of one of their experiments as “a humanized mouse.” Join Pro-Life San Francisco, United for Life of Northern California, Americans United for Life, and others to call up the UCSF Board of Regents to end the brutal and unjust destruction of the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community. September 6, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Koret Quad, Mission Bay Campus, Campus Way and 4th St., San Francisco. More information at prolifesf.com/events

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 01 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 02 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 03 Gregory the Great; Pope, Doctor
Wednesday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 05 Teresa of Calcutta
Friday 06 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 07 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  08 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,896.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,237.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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!