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1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46. God tells Solomon to ask for anything, and he asks for an understanding heart to lead his people.. Saint Paul writes to the Romans that, all things work for good to those who love God. In the Gospel, Jesus uses three parables (buried treasure, pearl of great price, and a full fish net) to explain the kingdom of heaven.

Domenica 17A Del Tempo Ordinario

I discepoli di Gesù hanno come regola di vita l’amore che è dono e tesoro inestimabile. Per conquistarlo occorre affrontare qualiasi difficoltà con discernimento e generosità, affinché Dio occupy sempre il primo posto nella vita.

常年期第十七主日

今天耶穌繼續講天國的比喻,教訓人應有怎樣的智慧,去進入天國。祂把天國比作「藏在地裏的珍寶」,人發現了,為擁有它,變賣一切去得到它。又像一個尋找寶珠的商人,找到真正的珠寶,也變賣一切,買了它。這兩個比喻,說明得到恩寵有時是無意之間,一個訊息,使他突然明白了,皈依天主。也有人千辛萬苦去鑽研,終於明白了天主的聖道,於是諴心地相信,以得到聖道為至寶。其實天主的恩寵離我們很近,但我們卻沒有發現它,即使發現了,也不看重它,以為比起金錢、名譽、地位和享受,它不算是什麼而放棄它,又有些人以為有的是時間,等享受夠了,才去領取,而沒有想到生命無常,迅息即逝,機會不再。十分可惜。

人世間有許多知識、物質、財富,就像漁人撒網一樣,網一拉上,千種百樣的東西都出現,但有智慧的人,祇選能持久,適合永生之用的 ,其餘的通通不取。因為沒有什麼比永生更重要。

From Fr. Gael: Imagine you are a contestant on some sort of quiz show, and you have won. You are told you can chose your own prize from among a multitude of valuable things. What would you choose? This is the situation of Solomon in today’s first reading. What you choose would be a good indication of what you most value in life, of what your set of values are. Of all the physical material external things that Solomon could have chosen, he chooses an internal attribute. He chooses wisdom so that he may rule as king with rectitude over his people. And so he is granted wisdom and so much more by God. The very fact that he chooses wisdom is an indication that it already reigned in his heart, but was magnified ever more by God’s blessing. What reigns in my heart? What reigns in all our hearts? The choice belonged to Solomon to make and the blessing he received was a confirmation of that good heart? May our hearts hold what will cause God to bless even more abundantly as He did Solomon! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Rest-in-Peace
Ed Tobin
Annie Martinez Rippburger

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                July 26, 2020
 7:30        Ed Tobin +
8:45        Guilia Ghio & Albertina Sultana +
10:15     Stephen Cordova +
11:45     Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +  –
Carabinieri Mario Cerciello Rega + (Conc.)
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Carol La Flash +

 Monday                               July 27, 2020
7:00        Emma Kirby +
9:00        Milagros Lavin +

Tuesday                               July 28, 2020
7:00        Intention Frank Chu and Family
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Wednesday                        July 29, 2020
7:00        For an Increase in Vocations
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Thursday                             July 30, 2020
7:00        Annie Martinez Rippburger +
9:00        Fiorella Banducci +

Friday                                   July 31, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Birthday of Susan B. Gamboa & Anniversary of the Death of Robert Fuller +

Saturday                              August 1, 2020
7:30        Thomas Begley +
9:00        Albert Salera +
5:00        Fred Damato +

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HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Second Collection: Today there is a second collection for Peter’s Pence, supporting the good works of the Holy Father all over the world. Please be generous. If you donate online, please select “Second Collection” from the designation pull down menu, to make sure your gift is assigned to Peter’s Pence.

Today’s Chinese Virtual Rosary at 10:45: 玫瑰經 7/26/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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

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

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

Daily Rosary: When the lockdown ends, we  hope to begin the daily praying of the Rosary following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow. The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 26           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               27           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               28           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        29           Martha
Thursday             30           Peter Chtrysologus; Bishop, Doctor
Friday                    31           Ignatius of Loyola; Priest
Saturday              01           Alphonsus Ligouiri; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 02           18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13: 24-43 or 13 13:24-30. Wisdom speaks of the might and clemency of God, saying you would permit repentance for their sins. Paul tells the Romans that the Spirit intercedes when we know not how to pray. In the Gospel, Jesus shares three parables about the kingdom of heaven, explaining the of the parable of the weeds to his disciples.

 

Domenica 16A del Tempo Ordinario

 Alla vista di ciò che accade nel mondo è impossibile nonn porsi delle domande. Come può Dio sopportare tanti disodini, tante intollerabili ingiustizie, tanti delitti scandalosamente impunity? Perché interviene così poco? Non si tratta di chiedere conto a Dio, ma di cercare di capire la sua condotta, che deve ispirare la nostra. Dio è l’Onnipotente, che non ha bisogno di imporsi con la forza: concede a tutti il tempo per cambiare la loro condotta, per convertirsi. Il tempo della resa dei conti è già programmato.

 

常年期第十六主日

今天耶穌仍用撒種的比喻,第一段寫莠子的存在,是指邪惡、敗行,人如果不留心就會犯罪  。但令人欣慰的是天主仁慈的,「是公義的本源;因為祢主宰一切,所以祢必能諒解一切…祢雖掌有大權,但施審判,卻很溫和。」世人往往以權力壓制公義,但天主不是這樣,祂有權力,同時也是公義和慈悲的。天主永遠給人最後的機會。因此,忍耐地等待,延遲懲罰,給人懺悔的機會。

天國還在發展的時期,善人和惡人之間,沒有絕對明顯的分別,天主容許兩種人混合在一起生活,一方面為考驗善人,使他們更能堅持到底,多立善功;另一方面給惡人有悔攺的機會,因為善人會變壞,壞人會變好,我們中國人有一句話「蓋棺論定」。意思是要等到人呼出最後一口氣,才可判斷。因為人一天未死,一天仍有機會悔攺。天主不立刻收人靈魂,祂希望人回心轉意。善人應該為罪人祈禱,並以善言善行幫助他的弟兄們。

From Fr. Gael: God loves us and wants us to love Him. But God won’t make us love Him. Forced love is not love at all. And so the good and the bad live in this world side by side. Matthew wants us to understand that we choose to which side we belong. God gives us time to reach out in freedom and experience God’s gracious kindness and healing touch. Ultimately, for Matthew, God is good and merciful, giving us the time we need to repent and turn back. In our weakness, God is our strength and our help. In the parable the slaves want to pull out the growing weeds with the growing wheat. The Master instead says, “Let them grow together, there will be time later to separate them.” God gives us time, and time again. It is never too late for the Love of God. The confidence of the landowner that his wheat will survive the effect of the weeds is worth pondering. A trust in goodness that is greater than the fear of wickedness could be a powerful weapon against rampant, senseless violence. It has worked before in history, and could work again if given a chance. Let’s give LOVE a chance. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                July 19, 2020
7:30        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15      Desta Gould +
11:45      GB DeMartini +
1:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                              July 20, 2020
7:00        Inez & Johnny Carlenzoli +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Tuesday                              July 21, 2020
7:00        Luigi, Rosa, & Hilda Mangini & Frank Lucier +
9:00        Paul & Jacqueline Longinotti +

Wednesday                        July 22, 2020
7:00        Evaret Jorgensen +
9:00        Mary, John, & Richard Caserza +

Thursday                             July 23, 2020
7:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00        Birthday of Teresa Bonjean + – George Muntean (Conc.)

Friday                                   July 24, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Special Blessings for Daniel Ortega

Saturday                              July 25, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Anniversary of the Deaths of Juanita Cong + &  Mariano Uy +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

 Rest-in-Peace
Stephen Córdova
Annie Martinez Rippburger

 

Particular Items

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Second Collection: Today there is a second collection for our parish school. If you donate online, please select “Second Collection” from the designation pull down menu, to make sure your gift is assigned to the school.

Chinese Apostolate :玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

Today, Sunday 早上10:45 am

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

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

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

The Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet by Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 at 4pm. The great 20th century American Catholic writer, Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” along with several other short stories will be discussed. A relevant Salesian spirituality topic will be presented as well. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 1, 4pm, Zoom (Bp. Barron, “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Secular Age,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Js0Hba-HLg). For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (Franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary, though. All are welcome.

Daily Rosary: We hope to begin the daily praying the Rosary following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next weekend there will be a special collection for Peter’s Pence, supporting the good works of the Holy Father all over the world. Please be generous.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

 Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow. The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 19           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               20           St. Appollinaris; Bishop, Martyr
Tuesday               21           Lawrence of Brindisi; Priest, Doctor
Wednesday         22           Mary Magdalene
Thursday             23           Bridget; Religious
Friday                   24           Sharbel Makhlūf; Priest
Saturday              25           James; Apostle
Sunday                 26           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23 or 13:1-9. Isaiah describes the word of God as fruitful, not returning to the Lord until his will is accomplished. Paul writes to the Romans, addressing human suffering and looking beyond it to the promise of heaven. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the sower and explains its meaning.

 Domenica 15A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Parola di Dio non è solo l’insegnamento che Gesù ci dà, ma anche le azioni da lui compiute. Che i destinatari l’accolgano o la rifiutino essa illumine e orienta I fatti della storia. L’umanità riceve da Cristo il dono dello Spirito Santo, che la guida a cogliere nella sofferenza e nella croce il seme di vita eterna.

 常年期第十五主日

「就如雨和雪,不再返回原處,祇有灌溉田地,使之繁殖萌芽」。(讀經一)耶穌回應依撒撒意亞先知的話,講出了當地人們熟悉的撒種種植的比喻。這比喻耶穌自己已經解釋得很清楚,祂所撒的種子是天主的聖言,也就是天主的恩寵,土地是每人的心田。恩寵的施與,不分種族,不分貧富貴賤,人人有份,任由人自由取之無盡,用之不竭,問題是你想不想要。天主絕不勉強,因為勉強接受不能持久,一遇到多少阻力便心灰意冷,急急放棄。但天主永遠給人機會,因為[木祂知道,人若有心,石地也能變成良田;荊棘叢生也能拔除淨盡,天主從不放棄,祂耐心等待人悔攺,盼望瘠地變良田,結實纍纍。

耶穌警告我們,有些人心麻木了,他們祇想過暫時的、因循苟且的生活,他們塞住耳朵,閉上眼睛,免得聽了心裏明白,而需要改變生活。這是發人深思的話,願我們警醒、細聽,消化、謹記、實行耶穌的教訓。

 

From Fr. Gael: Matthew is addressing a key concern of his Christian-Jewish community; namely, why some Jews accepted Jesus and other Jews rejected him and his message of the Kingdom. The parable is an attempt to explore this mystery concerning acceptance or rejection of Jesus’ message and centers on our willingness to open ourselves to how God is present and acting in the world. It means developing ears that listen attentively and a mind that discerns thoughtfully. With God’s help, this kind of soil will produce abundant fruit. Life and all its consequent demands tend to drown out the capability to hear and respond to it. The grace, the seed, is given but must be received by each of us, interiorized and acted upon. This parable does not center on what God does, but rather on the receptivity that we assume. Ultimately, responding to the word is what bears fruit and yields the said hundred or sixty fold harvest. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                July 12, 2020
7:30        Anniversary of the Death of Celestina Sbragia +
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15       Soul of Paul Tsih +
11:45       Carla Ferrando + – Lydia Scarsella Fleming  + (Conc.)
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Anton & Angela Canepa +

 Monday                              July 13, 2020
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Jose C. Bugayong +

Tuesday                               July 14, 2020
7:00        Anne Franceschini  +
9:00        Rose Damato Bowles +

Wednesday                        July 15, 2020
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Matthias Moreno Oliver +

Thursday                             July 16, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Friday                                   July 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Saturday                              July 18, 2020
7:30        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Intention of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Matthias Moreno Oliver

Particular Items

Chinese Apostolate Zoom Rosary and Social: The weekly Zoom Rosary and Social begins at 10:45AM:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting
7/12/2020 Sunday 早上10:45 am
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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

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

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

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Second Collection: Next week there will be a second collection for our parish school. If you donate online, please select “Second Collection” from the designation pull down menu, to make sure your gift is assigned to the school.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 12           15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               13           St. Henry
Tuesday               14           Kateri Tekakwitha; Virgin
Wednesday        15           Bonaventure; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday             16           Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Friday                    17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              18           Camillus de Lellis; Priest
Sunday                 19           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!