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Isaiah 66:10-14c; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10: 1-12, 17-20, or 10:1-9. The prophet Isaiah instructs us to rejoice because the Lord assures us he will extend prosperity and comfort. In Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, he writes that the cross of Jesus Christ has brought about a new creation, one which will bring peace and mercy to those who follow him. Luke’s Gospel tells of Christ appointing and sending seventy-two followers out in pairs – like lambs among wolves –with instructions on how to labor in the field and proclaim the kingdom of God.
Domenica 14A Del Tempo Ordinario

La vera Gloria di Dio non può essere diffusa da nessuna propaganda e tantomeno da un sistema pubblicitario. L’affermazione della Parola di Dio passa attraverso la testimonianza della nostra vita fervida e gioiosa e della nostra franchezza nell’annunciare la Buona Novella.

常年期第十四主日

今天我們在讀經一中讀到依撒意亞先知所說的耶路撒冷豐盛寶藏,她的子民可以盡情吸取。教會是世上的耶路撒冷,也保有先知所說的寶藏,任由信友盡情吸取,那就是耶穌賜給心地良善的人的和平。我們身為教友要愛護教會,要和她休戚相關,和教會合作,把天國的和平傅到世界各地。

耶穌派七十二門徒去宣講天主之國時,交託給他們的使命,就是把和平、仁愛、溫良傳給普世萬民。這任務是艱辛的,「有如羔羊進入狼群」。因為世途險阻,尤其在今日;但耶穌是除免世罪的羔羊,祂「決心上耶路撒冷」,捨身死在十字架上救贖人類,所以我們不用害怕,萬事有祂作後盾,我們祇管依照着天主十誡和耶穌的言行,決心盡力做好我們教友應做的事,以身作則,使人看到我們的作為,光榮我們在天上的大父,這也就是讀經二中,聖保祿宗徒所說的誇耀主耶穌基督的十字架了

From Fr. Gael: There is a very interesting point in this piece of the Gospel where Jesus sends 72 disciples out to work in his name. From the very beginning of Christ’s ministry, it is not about “Lone Rangers.” It is about working in community. Granted that working in pairs is minimal community, but it is community. That should say something to us about how we realize ministry in parish life. It is not about “Lone Rangers,” but rather about community.

There are so many cases in the long history of the Church, where one charismatic personality starts projects which disappear when, in the course of time, the individual disappears. Yet the Church, and the great religious communities in the Church, enjoy a long history in the service of the church. Their charismatic gift and call are entrusted to charismatic persons who form communities around them to carry on the gift and call to service. It is much bigger than any one of us.

And so, within the context of our Church community of Saints Peter and Paul, it is never about “Lone Rangers” but about all of us, the entire community, answering the call and gift of service to all.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB


Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  July 7, 2019
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 Joseph Maggiora and the Maggiora Family + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday  July 8, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia +

Tuesday   July 9, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Thanksgiving from Madelyn Fossat (Conc.)

Wednesday July 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Margaret Cresci + – Maddalena Ianello + (Conc.)

Thursday   July 11, 2019
7:00 Louise DeLucchi +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan +

Friday  July 12, 2019
7:00 Louis Ferralis +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of Celestina Sbragia + –

Deceased Members of the Bonjean Family + (Conc.)

Saturday  July 13, 2019
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Rose Damato Bowles +
5:00 Anniversary of the Death of Jose C. Bugayong +

Weddings
Dan Raleigh and NhuNhu Nguyen

 
Particular Items

Faith Sharing Group: Tuesday’s Faith Sharing Group has been cancelled.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Tuesday, July 9 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 Third order), contact Frank Lavin at FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or Deacon Edward Te at EdTe@comcast.net.

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 of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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.

SF Police Department Community Meeting: Members of the SFPD will host a community meeting on Thursday, July 18 at 5:00 PM in the Parish Center. All are invited to attend and make your concerns known or to express appreciation to the members of the Police Department.

School Uniform Day: School Uniforms will be on sale in the cafeteria from 8:30 AM until noon on Saturday, July 20.

AND Speaking of the Good SFPD: We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground (the picture above is from last year’s event!). 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!

Mission Appeal: This year’s Mission Appeal will be on July 20-21. We will be joined by Sr Celeste.

Dinner for the Poor: We will host our monthly dinner for the poor (last Sunday of each month) on Sunday, July 28. The dinner is at 5:00PM, please be in the café by 4, if you are a volunteer.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and 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.

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.
 
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!

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 Ed Hopfner  415-614-5547 or hopfnerE@sfarch.org.  You can register here. 

Mark Your Calendars! As some of you know, our dear Fr. Jose Lucero is being transferred to the Church of San Luis Rey in Laredo, Texas. He will serve as their new Pastor. We thank Fr. Jose for his service to us here at Saints Peter and Paul and we pray for him as he assumes his new responsibilities. There will be a reception of appreciation on Sunday, August 18, following the 10:15AM Chinese Mass. Everyone is invited to show Fr. Jose your gratitude and love!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 07 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 08 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 09 Augustine Zhao Rong; Priest and Companions, Martyrs
Wednesday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 11 Benedict; Abbot
Friday 12 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 13 Henry; King, Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  14 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week will be published in next week’s bulletin.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 12:1-11; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19. The first reading recounts Peter’s miraculous liberation from prison. In the second reading, Paul, reflecting on his life of ministry, comments that he has fought the good fight. All the while he credits the Lord with rescuing him from every harm. In the Gospel, Jesus gives Peter the high honor of declaring him the Rock upon whom He will build His Church.
San Pietro e Paolo
Pietro, pescatore di Galilea, è chiamato da Gesù a diventare pescatore di uomini; Paolo, il fariseo osservante della legge, diviene per elezione Apostolo della genti. Sulla loro testimonianza trova fondamento la nostra fede. Dalla loro fedeltà nasce lo stimolo a dire “sì” al Signore, che ci chiama donandoci la fede.

聖伯多祿聖保祿節

聖伯多祿和聖保祿二人的個性完全不同,伯多祿是首先明認耶穌是天主的人,他說:「祢是基督,永生天主之子。」他也是耶穌把他的名字西滿改為多祿(磐石),說在這磐石上,建立祂的教會」。他是個漁夫,由耶穌親自召叫加入門徒行列,曾和耶穌朝夕相處了三年之久,熟悉耶穌。可是他也很軟弱,三次背主。

保祿原本是個法利塞經師,熟悉猶太教規,知識豐富,摘善固執,他完全不認識耶穌,曾經以為耶穌和跟隨祂的人都是叛徒,必需趕盡殺絕。可是往大馬士革的路上被天上的光環擊跌下馬,同時有聲音向他「我是你迫害的耶穌。」他因而心靈的眼目大開,認清了真主的美和善。從此赴湯蹈火,受盡艱辛,宣揚基督的神國。

兩位門徒雖然性格不同,但都以一生的精力去宣揚聖教,二人最後都為基督的教會捐軀。伯多祿悔改後變得堅強,不遺餘力地傳揚福音。而保祿本來是個剛烈的人,為了維護自以為真道時不惜殺人,但認清了真主耶穌以後,雖然不改摘善固執的本性,但對人變得溫和謙遜,在《迦拉達書》第六章中,他勸說弟兄要彼此擔待,以柔和的心神去矯正他人。
讓我們祈求二聖的幫助,效法他們的芳表,心中常常想到基督的言行,不單一生明認耶穌是天主、保守信德,也像他們一樣努力去傳揚聖教。在我們生命的最後時刻,能像聖保祿一樣說出:「這場好仗我打完了,信德也保守了…」

From Fr. Gael:

I am writing to you from the city of Sts. Peter and Paul, Rome, where both were martyred in the early years of Christianity. Their statues stand in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome where they greet you as you approach the Mother Church of Christianity. Both were giants of faith and following Christ.

Peter who denied Christ three times, also professed his love for Jesus three times, “Lord you know I love you!” He then left his native place to become a missionary to the center of the world at that time, Rome. Peter so loud, so bold, so utterly human, so weak, gave his all for Christ to the point of giving his life. Caravaggio has a beautiful portrait of the martyrdom of St. Peter. Look it up on the internet. For me he becomes a model of frail humanity who rises to the power of his capacity in martyrdom. What an example for us frail human beings who at times in different ways deny Christ. We also can rise to something more.

Paul, scholar of the Law, who persecutes Christ until he encounters him on the road to Damascus. As bold as he was persecuting, he comes even bolder in preaching Christ. He becomes the first theologian of Church, leaving us letters that still inspire and challenge us today. His road also takes him to Rome and to his ultimate act of preaching, giving his life for Christ, as another powerful mentor of the Gospel.

Both provide us with examples of the faithful following of Jesus Christ. May we be willing students, humble enough to learn from them. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Weddings
Tyler Tinsley and Christine Min

Rest-in-Peace
Antoinette Agosti – Dorothy Cerri
Josephine Leung – David Monfredini

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June  30, 2019
7:30 Maria & Luigi Giannone & Family 
8:45 Thomas Balistreri 
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan 
11:45 Francesco Balistreri  – Gaetano Alioto  (Conc.)
1:00 Intention of Marianne Vasievich
5:00 Eugene Charles Payne, III 

Monday  July 1, 2019
7:00 Tom & Annette Lazio 
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of Luis San Gabriel, Sr. 

Tuesday   July 2, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti 
9:00 Tom & Sage Cincotta 

Wednesday July 3, 2019
7:00 Beppe Sarti 
9:00 Nancy Massetani 

Thursday   July 4, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Simoun M. Bugayong
9:00 The Guidi Family 

Friday  July 5, 2019
7:00 Patrick Ross 
9:00 Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano 

 Saturday  July 6, 2019
7:30 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB 
9:00 Dennis Calvert 
5:00 Daniel Scopel 

Particular Items
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the patrons of our church. Peter and Paul, pray for us!Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study will be 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 Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and 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
 
Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

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

Red Cross Blood Drive: On Wednesday, July 3, from 10AM-3PM the Red Cross is having a blood drive at Alma Via, at 1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132. Make sure you don’t need to wait in line! You can set up an appointment in advance by going to visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: AlmaVia or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Give Blood, save a life!

Corpus Christi Procession: Thanks to all who helped and participated in our first Corpus Christi Procession in over 10 years! About 100 of the faithful shared the love of Christ with the people of North Beach! Special thanks to Fr. Lamberto, Deacon Edward, Fr. Joseph Illo, and all volunteers! Mark your calendars and join us for an even bigger procession on June 14, 2020!! Here’s a shot from the event, and you can see more here.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Tuesday, July 9 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 Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  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!

“О  blessed duo, who have faithfully caught souls all over the world! Peter — the beginning of the true faith, the  greatest  high priest of the Church, the  head of  Christians, a treasure  of heavenly powers, the apostle upon whom Christ Himself  bestowed honor. Paul — the great Preacher of truth, the glory  of the universe, a heavenly man and an earthly angel,  splendor  of the Church; great eagle that soared to heaven, lyre of the Holy Spirit…Paul and Peter— lights of the Church, who daily illumine the faithful; treasuries of the Holy Spirit; enlighteners of the universe; vessels of grace; interpreters of the Holy Trinity; expounders of the divine word… pillars of the Church, great lamps of the universe.” –St. John Chrsostom.

Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction? You are NOT alone and the Church has NOT abandoned you! Visit the COURAGE website. “COURAGE” is an apostolate of the Church that ministers to those struggling against this particular temptation. They have been endorsed by the Pontifical Council for the Family and our beloved St. John Paul II said of this ministry, “COURAGE is doing the work of God!” In the Bay Area, call: 650-450-2286 or one of the chaplains: Rev. Larry Goode: 650-322-2152; Rev. Anselm Ramelow  415-567 7824; or Rev. Patrick Summerhays: 415-664-8481. www.couragerc.org

Choose Life! “Our human dignity is inseparable from the sacredness of life as the gift of the Creator. In God’s plan, each person is unique and irreplaceable. A person comes into this world in a family, which is the first locus of humanization, and above all the first school of peace. To build peace, we need to look to the family, supporting it and facilitating its task, and in this way promoting an overall culture of life. The effectiveness of our commitment to peace depends on our understanding of human life. If we want peace, let us defend life!”~ Pope Benedict XVI, Address at Meeting with Members of the Government in Lebanon, September 15, 2012.
Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 30 Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Our Patrons
Monday 01 Junipero Serra; Priest
Tuesday 02 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 03 Thomas; Apostle
Thursday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 05 Anthony Zaccaria; Priest, Elizabeth of Portugal
Saturday 06 Maria Goretti; Virgin
Sunday 07 14th Sunday in Ordinary TimeYour faithful donations of last week: $5,143.
Second Collection (Parish School) : $1,891.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Genesis 14:18-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17. Returning from battle, Abraham meets the king of Salem who invites him to offer bread and wine to the Lord. In what is the first written account of Last Supper. Saint Paul reminds us that he is handing on what he received regarding the true meaning of the Eucharist, Jesus welcomes the crowd and feeds them in the Gospel, instructing his disciples to do the same.

SS. Corpo e Sangue Di Cristo

L’Eucaristia fa nascvere la Chiesa, esprime l’atto di ringriaziamento di tutta la comunità e la lode per gli innumerevoli benefici ricevuti. Nell’Eucarestia è la memoria di salvezza, è la forza dell’amore di Dio, è la speranza della nostra vita futura.

耶穌聖體聖血節

上主日我們慶祝天主三位一體的奧跡,今天我們慶祝另一個奧蹟,那就是耶穌的聖體聖血,這奧蹟也是我們理智無法明白,而又真真實實存在的,我們祇能靠信德去相信。
今天的福音(路加九:1117)耶穌用五餅二魚餵飽五千人,來預先宣示聖體聖血的奧跡。祂在受難前夕最後晚餐時,祝福了餅,同樣又祝福了酒,祂把普通的無酵餅和葡萄酒變成自己身體和血,使這酒和餅不再是餅和和酒,而是真正的基督的身體,基督的血,祂要神父們照樣地做,分給我們,作我們靈魂的食糧。這事怎能發生?我們雖然無法明白,但耶穌這樣說了,做了,我們就要相信。古往今來,天主為了加強我們對聖體奧跡的信德,也屢屢顯現一些證明聖體真實存在的事實。
聖體聖事是耶穌所立的七件聖事之一,教會每天都舉行感恩祭,亦即是彌撒聖祭,向天主奉獻讚頌感恩,由神父祝聖酒餅,向信徒們分施這靈魂的食糧,並將聖體供奉在聖龕,讓信眾欽崇朝拜,因為聖體是教會生活的中心和支柱
因此,聖堂是個神聖的地方,我們進入聖堂時態度要尊敬端莊,衣着要整齊,就好像要去拜見一位君王或一位大人物一樣,耶穌在聖堂等待我們。我們可以對祂講話,請安、盡情向祂傾訴。領聖體後要用一些時間感謝天主,也要關顧到別人,他們也在向耶穌講話,因此彌撒後不要放聲高談,最好是到聖堂外面才談話
From Fr. Gael: Some scripture scholars believe that the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes is really a miracle of the collaboration of the community. They say that the miracle that Jesus worked was creating a spirit among them that enabled them to see beyond their own need and embrace the need of those who surrounded them. For them this enabling was the great miracle. I will not diminish the reporting of the miracle as the evangelist Luke reports it. However, maybe it is worth considering the power of Christ to work a miracle which changes the way we see things. This empowers us to be the source of miracles responding to the call of the Gospel. It empowers the fabric of our everyday life. In the Spirit of Christ, it channels his love within us in ways which can change the world, so that much more than loaves and fishes are multiplied. Imagine the possibilities.
                                                                                                                                 –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June 23, 2019
7:30 Deceased Salesian Fathers, Brothers, & Sisters +
8:45 Thomas James Desmond +
10:15 Cheung Sun Ng +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, & Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci + – Dora Franceschi + (Conc.)
1:00 Souls of Ilva Baccetti, Costantino Laurent, & Giuseppe Frizza +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  June 24, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre and Family +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III + – Peter Pang + (Conc.)

Tuesday   June 25, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

Wednesday June 26, 2019
7:00 Francisco & Maria Spingola +
9:00 Pauline Cresci +

Thursday   June 27, 2019
7:00 Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00 Joe Marchetti +

Friday  June 28, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Rose Marenzi +
9:00 Tony & Vera Romeo + – Solomon Bugayong + (Conc.)

Saturday  June 29, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving for the Priestly and Petrine Ministry of Benedict XVI and the Priestly Ministry of Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB + and his Brother Salesians
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Baptisms
Dominick Thomas Mortimore

Weddings
Renewal of Vows Renaldo E. Arellano and Claudia J. Castillo
 
Rest-in-Peace
Antoinette Agosti
Maddelena Iannello

Particular Items

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION TODAY! On Sunday, June 23, the Feast of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ, we will have a Eucharistic Corpus Christi Procession following the 1PM Mass. This is our first Corpus Christi Procession in a long time and all parishioners are invited to join us as we bring the Blessed Sacrament to the people of North Beach!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous!
Legislative Alert!!! TODAY at all the parishes in the Archdiocese, the Mass celebrants will read a letter from Archbishop Cordileone about California Senate Bill 360, and its impact, if passed, on the Church in California. There are letters in the pew racks which the Archbishop asks you to look at and sign, which will be collected by the ushers and forwarded to our representatives.
Great Liturgical Week!! Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Our Lord. Friday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus—in fact the whole month of June is devoted to the Sacred Heart! And this Saturday is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paull, apostles, martyrs, and our patrons! Because they are our patrons we are allowed to celebrate on  Sunday June 30.
 

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30 – 8:00, in the rectory. The group will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.
 

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.

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

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and 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.
Religious Freedom Panel June 29: Last year’s Religious Freedom week (June 22-29) closed right here at Saints Peter and Paul with a wonderfully successful Religious Freedom panel discussion, on our saints’ feastday. This coming June 29, we will host another religious freedom event at Saints Peter and Paul, “Faith, Film and Freedom,” featuring film producer Megan Harrington (Unplanned, The Dating Project) and actor and writer Chris Meehan. (The Dating Project, Family Theater). They will explore religious freedom in the film industry: where is it being restricted? and where and how is it thriving? The event will be in the Parish Center, following the 5:00PM Mass. Refreshments will be served.

Red Cross Blood Drive: On Wednesday, July 3, from 10AM-3PM the Red Cross is having a blood drive at Alma Via, at 1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132. Make sure you don’t need to wait in line! You can set up an appointment in advance by going to visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: AlmaVia or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Give Blood, save a life!

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have the annual Peter’s Pence Collection, supporting the good works of the Holy Father all over the world.

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!

More on Senate Bill 360: The California Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCC) asks California Catholics to pay attention to the progress of Senate Bill 360 in the state legislature and to express to legislators their disagreement with a proposed law that would require priests to violate the seal of sacramental Confession. The latest news from CCC, and links to take action, are at cacatholic.org/thoughts-and-defiance-sb-360. To understand what the Sacrament of Penance is, and what is at stake in this proposed law, the CCC recommends a set of eight short videos published this week by Catholic News Service. go to youtube and search for “Catholic News Service” then pick the ‘Seal of Confession’ video.

More Religious Freedom Week Events: Ecumenical Vespers: On Friday, June 21, at, Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Street in San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will lead Vespers (Evening Prayer) in commemoration of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher. A sermon will be given by Armenian Orthodox priest Fr. Barouyr Shernezian. After Vespers, a special reception for young adults will be held at Stein’s Austrian Pub, one block from the church. All are welcome to attend Vespers!

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday 23 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Monday 24 The Nativity of the St. John the Baptist
Tuesday 25 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 26 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 27 Cyril of Alexandria; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 28 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saturday 29 Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs
Sunday 30 External Feast of Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Our Patrons

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