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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.
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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.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2-21:23; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21. Our first reading speaks about the foolishness of vanity, and misdirected labor. Saint Paul writes to the Colossians, instructing them not to return to their old way of life, but to seek what is above. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the crowd to Take care to guard against all greed, and then relates the parable of the foolish rich man.
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Gesù precisa il modo di arricchirsi davanti a Dio: conservando i beni e le ricchezze accumulate non per se stessi, ma usandole per le neccessità dei fratelli. E ciò riguarda tutti i talenti ricevuti da Dio, non solo le ricchezze materiali. “pensate alle cose di lassù, non a quelle della terra” afferma San Paolo.
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本主日讀經的主題是和世物有關的;如:生命、工作、財物等的價值,以及基督信徒對它們應有的態度。《訓道篇》的幾句話讓人反思世物的空虛,不實在,是「虛而又虛,萬事皆虛」的。人一生粗勞工作,如果工作不和天主相連,沒有一個高尚的目的,祇是為生活而生活,和無靈的動物有什麼分別呢?在讀經二中,保祿宗徒說:「你們應該思念天上的事,不應該思念地上的事」。我們既成為基督的信徒,應該知道自己的生命不是局限於世物的範圍之內;雖然我們應該盡好現世的責任,但我們的心應該向着最後的目的,那就是永遠和天主在一起。現世的生命是永遠不能滿足的,祇有天主才能給人圓滿的幸福。因此,我們使用世物要有節制,有分寸,約束自己不要貪婪。財富本來不是罪惡,如果能善用財富,想到他人的需要,想到自己對天主對近人的義務,財富是件有益而使人幸福的事。貪多和積聚都是無益的,因為誰都知道,人不能帶着財富到天堂或地獄。況且,我們不知道天主什麼時候要我們離開世界。

耶穌教我們要在天主積聚天國的財寶不要貪於世上的財富,我們必需終生謹記,努力實行。

From Fr. Gael:   The man in the crowd wants Jesus to be the arbiter between himself and his brother over a matter of material inheritance. Jesus quickly refuses the honor and dismisses the thought. But he then launches into a comment over the futility of attaching too much importance on material things. In how many relationships in life has material consideration been the cause of dissension between family members, between friends. Distance sown and relationship withheld. Each of us could think of an example, sometimes close at hand and other times within a circle of acquaintances. And what is lost and what is gained. Jesus seems to think, not much! It gives us pause for reflection and hopefully purpose for action. Life is short. And love can be lost. But it doesn’t have to be. Jesus expects us to be our own arbiters and to take action ourselves to save what is more valuable than material. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Weddings
Andrew Black and Danielle Piccinini
Rest-in-Peace
Vincent D’Agostino
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday  August 4, 2019
7:30 Fr. Jospeh Costanzo, SDB +
8:45 Romeo DeMartini +
10:15 Dora Fone +
11:45 GB De Martini + –  Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul +
5:00 June Marie Blum +
Monday  August 5, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan + – Pavel Novotny + (Conc.)
Tuesday   August 6, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Stefana & Giuseppe Alioto + – Luigi Conti + (Conc.)
Wednesday August 7, 2019
7:00 Mary, Jane, & Richard Caserza +
9:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi + – Anthony Cresci + (Conc.)
Thursday   August 8, 2019
7:00 Tommaso San Filippo +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – George L. Muntean + (Conc.) 
Friday  August 9, 2019
7:00 Kevin Shannon +
9:00 Louis Ferralis & Sam Sultana +
Saturday  August 10, 2019
7:30 Luigi Marciano +
9:00 Maria & Gaetano Carniglia + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Particular Items

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: Today, our friends from the Palestinian Christian Community will be offering olive wood religious items for sale. All proceeds go to support the Christians in the Holy Land

The Transfiguration: On Tuesday we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

Party with the Police! We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground from 5-7 PM.  National Night Out is a nationwide set of community-building gatherings with the police and the citizens. There is great food, games for kids, and your chance to rub shoulders with the members of the SFPD. Their service is often dangerous, frequently thankless, but who among is not inexpressibly grateful when they come to help? Here’s your chance to express that gratitude!

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.

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.

Mark your Calendars! Assumption Novena! August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will be praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption after each Mass starting on August 7, and we will conclude the Novena with a special Rosary before Holy Hour on Wednesday, August 14.

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. Go here for more details.

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators 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

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be 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 on 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!

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  contact the Shrine: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe to Defeat SB 24: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is asking us to join a statewide novena for the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe Aug. 3 – 11, to defeat a dangerous and unprecedented piece of legislation, Senate Bill 24, that would require California State and University of California college health centers to supply medication abortion. SB 24 is on the verge of passage when the legislature returns from its summer recess on Aug. 12. It would then go to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his signature. A similar bill was passed last year but vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, Jr. You can go here to learn more about SB 24, and why the Church of God opposes it. Novena flyers are in the Church.

Virgin of Guadalupe,
Mother of the Christ Child and Patroness of all unborn children.
We implore your intercession
For the defeat of Senate Bill 24 and for the protection of all human life
Guide our public officials to see the tragedy and injustice of abortion
And to defend each and every human life through just laws.
Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life
To speak for those who have no voice
We ask this in the name of your Son,
Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.
Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Please pray daily Aug. 3 – Aug. 11 for the protection of infants
and young college-age women from the scourge of abortion.
Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Service, who minister to our men and women in uniform all over the world
Welcome, Fr. Gustavo Ramirez, SDB! As we bid a sad goodbye to Fr. Jose, we extend a glad ‘Welcome!’ to our new Parochial Vicar, Fr. Gustavo Ramirez! Fr. Gustavo was born in Mexico, and ordained Deacon June 30, 2018 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and ordained Priest on March 2, 2019, so we are really his first assignment! The picture above is of Father Gustavo at his diaconate ordination with members of his family. That’s his twin brother at far right—so if you think you see Father in two places at once it does not necessarily mean he is bilocating! Please introduce yourselves!

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

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!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 04 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 05 The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Tuesday 06 The Transfiguration of the Lord
Wednesday 07 Sixtus II; Pope, and Companions; Martyrs. Cajetan; Priest
Thursday 08 Dominic; Priest
Friday 09 Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; Martyr
Saturday 10 Lawrence; Deacon, Martyr
Sunday 11 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,278.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,121.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13. In the first reading, God assures Abraham that he would be merciful to the righteous. In his Letter to the Colossians, Paul writes that Christ took our sins to the cross, so by faith we are forgiven all our transgressions. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray to the Father.

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Il rapporto dell’uomo con Dio diventa preghiera di lode e di supplica. Imparare a prefare significa aprire il cuore e le labbra alla confidenza e all’Amore di Dio. In Gesù noi acquistiamo la confidenza dell’amore filiale.

常年期第十七主日

今天的福音記述耶穌教給我們「天主經」,目的在教我們祈禱的方法和態度。耶穌告訴我們 ,祂的父親,也是我們的父親。這父親愛我們甚於世上的父親,我們要信賴祂,依靠祂 ,在日常生活中無論快樂或痛苦,都可以向祂訴說,就像小孩子對他最慈愛的父親一樣 ,不單是對父親有所要求才和祂說話,而是盡情傾吐心曲 。這是祈禱的態度。

耶穌也教我們祈禱要有恆心,有信心。要記得 ,天主不會拒絕我們的要求,因為耶穌說過:「凡祈求的,必得到;尋找的,必找到;敲門的,門必被打開」。雖然我們不一定得到自己所求的,但要相信,我們的祈禱是不會白費的,天主知道什麼對我們是最好的,也知道什麼是滿足我們的要求最適合的時候刻。祂是個慈父,總會給我們最好的一份。

愛心、信心和恆心是祈禱的關鍵。

From Fr. Gael: Jesus today gives the disciples the prayer of the “Our Father.” He connects this prayer with further words on the generosity of God with his children and with the necessity of insistent prayer. That God is generous is not hard to believe. We have only to start with the Book of Genesis and read forward to the end of the New Testament. That generosity perseveres despite the infidelity of humanity in keeping its covenant with God who is faithful. The next part on insistent prayer becomes a little more challenging. We usually go to God with needs that with some sense of urgency we want fulfilled immediately. Our urgency is thrust upon God with a certain unqualified tolerance for anything less than what we pray for. How generous of us. The finite places demand upon the Infinite. But ironically Jesus tells us to be insistent and not give up. This is the illogically wonderful generous love of our God for us. Incumbent upon should be some sense of gratitude for this goodness of God. And that gratitude should be expressed in prayerful praise of such a God.  In every mass the priest says at the beginning of Mass and also at the end of Mass, “Let us pray.” Well… that “let us pray” should be a much more frequent part of our daily vocabulary. “Let us pray for that.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  July 28, 2019
7:30 Silvia & Irene Rossi & Family +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – George L. Muntean + (Conc.)
1:00 Peter Domenicic, III +
5:00 Fiorella Banducci +

Monday  July 29, 2019
7:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Margaret Conner + (Conc.)

Tuesday   July 30, 2019
7:00 Patrick Steffel +
9:00 John Garibaldi +

Wednesday July 31, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Thanksgiving from Susan B. Gamboa

Thursday   August 1, 2019
7:00 Albert Salera +
9:00 Fred Damato +– Stephen Biddle + (Conc.)

 Friday  August 2, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Andrea Marenzi +
9:00 Lena & Vic D’Acquisto +

 Saturday  August 3, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving from Sean M. Bugayong
9:00 Birthday of Amado Brazil + – George L. Muntean + (Conc.)
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

Baptisms
Charlotte Eleanor Ortiz

Weddings
Henry Sciutto and Vicky Gacia
Steven Davis and Nicole Canepa

Rest-in-Peace
Joan Di Mari – George L. Muntean – Fr. Lucian Lomello, SDB

Particular Items

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

Dinner for the Poor: Tonight we host our monthly dinner for the poor. Dinner is at 5:00PM, please be in the café by 4, if you are a volunteer

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.

Together in Holiness: Discover God’s Plan for your Family! Four the Fourth year in a row, the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the St. John Paul II Foundation will present the ‘Together in Holiness’ Conference. The event will be held at Immaculate Heart Church in Belmont on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00AM—4:00PM. For more information, call 415-614-5547 or hopfnerE@sfarch.org. Register here: https://forlifeandfamily.org/form-page-th19-sfca/

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: On Saturday, August 3, before and after the 5PM Mass, and all day on Sunday, August 4, our friends from the Palestinian Christian Community will be offering olive wood religious items for sale. All proceeds go to support the Christians in the Holy Land

Party with the Police! We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground.  National Night Out is a nationwide set of community-building gatherings with the police and the citizens. There is great food, games for kids, and your chance to rub shoulders with the members of the SFPD. Their service is often dangerous, frequently thankless, but who among is not inexpressibly grateful when they come to help? Here’s your chance to express that gratitude!

Pro-life Ministry Coordinator — New position in the Archdiocese of San Francisco! This position will lead the Project Rachel healing ministry for those affected by abortion AND oversee the parish outreach to women in crisis pregnancies via the Gabriel Project. Social work or equivalent background/Spanish fluency required. 25 hours a week and competitive pay (includes health benefits, vacation and a very nice group of coworkers). More info and apply at: sfarch.org/employment-opportunities

Mark your Calendars! Assumption Novena! August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will be praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption after each Mass starting on August 7, and we will conclude the Novena with a special Rosary before Holy Hour on Wednesday, August 14.

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be 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 on 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

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.

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, go here.

Mille Grazie and Thank You! To Fr. Lamberto Paradiang, SDB and Fr. Javier Barrientos, SDB who celebrated Baptisms, Funerals, Masses, led the Corpus Christi procession, heard confessions and otherwise ministered to the people of God while our regular Salesians were away. Fathers, you are true Sons of Don Bosco and we thank you and will remember you in our prayers!

By the way, Fr. Javier serves in Zambia, building Churches for the growing Catholic population, and the Church in Zambia could use our financial help! If you’d like to help, go here to see some projects, or call (914-633-8344) or email Josephine Trapasso at Salesian Missions for how to donate (you can specify to help Fr. Javier’s work). You can also give a check directly to Fr. Javier. Here’s one of the projects:

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.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068

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!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 28 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 29 Martha; Disciple
Tuesday 30 Peter Chrysologus; Bishop, Doctor
Wednesday 31 Ignatius of Loyola; Priest
Thursday 01 Alphonsus Ligouri; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 02 Eusebius of Vercelli; Bishop, Peter Julian Eymard; Priest
Saturday 03 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 04 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,310.
Second Collection (Mission Appeal): $4,665.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!