2 Kings 5:14-17; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19. In the first reading, Naaman is cured of his leprosy after following the prophet Elisha’s instructions to plunge into the Jordan river seven times. In his Letter to Timothy, Paul note that while he may be in chains, the word of God is not. All who are faithful to Christ will obtain salvation in him. In the Gospel, Jesus cleanses 10 lepers but only one of them—a Samaritan—returns to give glory and thanks to God.

Domenica 28A Del Tempo Ordinario

Siamo tentati di appropriarci della Parola di Dio. La Parola di Dio è libertà e gratuità e viene rivolta ad ogni uomo. Non possiamp “sequestrare” la grazia di Dio. Dio non fa preferenze di persona, e suscita in ogni uomo disponibile al suo richiamo un movimento di salvezza che investe tutta la persona. È la vita intera, nella sua dimensione visibile e nascosta che viene trasformata dalla Parola di vita.

常年期第二十八主日

今天的福音記述耶穌在到耶路撒冷的途中,治好了十個痳瘋病人,使我想到我們常會犯的兩種毛病,其一是抱怨,《每日聖言》一書寫得好:「抱怨像一個有口臭病的人,會把身邊的人熏跑,而他自己卻聞不到。一個人之所以抱怨,是因為他還沒有學會感恩,即使擁有財富 、健康,也難以感到喜樂。相反,一個懂得感恩的人,即使在艱難困苦中,也會活出自己的風采。」

我們會犯的另一毛病是偏見,我們會對人的種族、衣著打扮、信仰、工作……存着偏見。例如看到紋身的人、衣衫襤褸的人或衣着怪異的人會敬而遠之。痳瘋病人在耶穌時代是被見棄於社會的,而撒馬黎雅人是猶太人瞧不起的、不交往的。在今天的福音中,我們看到耶穌打破世俗的成見,不但治好那撒馬黎雅人,並且讚美他的信德和感恩。

讓我們祈求天賞給我們知恩和信德的恩典,並且努力去使它們在我們心中生根茁壯。

From Fr. Gael: This Gospel always amazes me. Hansen’s Disease or as it is known, Leprosy, has been around for centuries. In Jesus’ time partially because of its contagiousness, it was the source of being ostracized and alienated from society. Actually, it caused separation mainly because it rendered the afflicted unclean. These ten lepers approach Jesus seeking a cure so that they may return to their families and to society in general. Jesus obliges and cures them. Imagine their joy. Only one, 10% of the group, immediately upon realizing that he is cured, returns to thank Jesus before going to his family. And he is a Samaritan. Jesus comments on this fact. Now we may judge the other nine but imagine their joy at thinking they could go to be certified clean and return to their families. This alone caused their rush away. Now, upon personal reflection, what is the quality of our gratefulness to God for all that God continually does for us. And in what kind of a rush are we? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Weddings
Drew Bernier and Melissa Amato
Kristopher Uy and Kristine Lotilla
Ernesto Tula and Juliana Bravo
James Dzur and Theresa Ick

 

Rest-in-Peace
Dorothy Varacchi

 

Particular Items

100 YEARS!!! Today we celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. Have fun, give thanks for all who work to make it happen, and remember all your dollars go to support the Church of God! That’s our beloved late Fr. Paul Maniscalco, SDB, who graduated our school many years age with some more recent alums.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

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.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Club Conference Room.. Reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

St. Thomas More Society Red Mass: On Thursday, October 17, at 5:30 PM, here at Saints Peter and Paul, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be celebrate the annual Red Mass. Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis will be the homilist. The annual Red Mass is sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco. All are welcome to attend. The St. Thomas More Society is named for the 16th century lawyer, judge, diplomat, Chancellor of England, martyr, and saint, killed by the government for prioritizing his duty to the Catholic faith.

Attn: Catholic Medical Professionals! On October 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Mater Dolorosa Church 307 Willow Avenue, South San Francisco 94080, Archbishop Cordileone invites all Catholic Medical Professionals to join him as he celebrates a special White Mass for Catholic Medical Professionals on the Feast of St. Luke, physician and patron of the medical profession.  A reception will follow. The White Mass is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past–check out this video for the history:

Does your Marriage need help? Wouldn’t be the first! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

World Mission Sunday: Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday. There will be a second collection. Please be generous!

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26, the Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables 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. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information here. 

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 information.

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 go here to learn more about the school..

Religious Education – RCIA -Rite of Chris Initiation for Adults: We welcome adults who would like to enter or inquire the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. Classes are held every Thursday at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Parish Rectory basement office.

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun.  We still welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8.   Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Congratulations to the Commissioned Catechists of Saints Peter & Paul Parish: Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai, Valerie Chan, Alyeda Baubert, Alice Chan, Agnes Szeto, & Kelly Kong.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Bingo: On Monday, October 21, from 5:30-8:30PM, the Club will be hosting Bingo in the auditorium. Help inaugurate the new bingo machine (donated in part by Michael Thoresen and the Thoresen Foundation) and support the Club! For more info and tickets: Randy DeMartini at 415-397-3068 #101 or rdemartini@salesianclub.org

Mille Grazie! To all who attended the 2019 Rosary Rally! 1,000 people attended Mass celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone and joined the Eucharistic Procession led by the Archbishop (and our own Deacon Edward Te) through the streets of San Francisco. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 13 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 14 Callistus; Pope, Martyr
Tuesday 15 Teresa of Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Wednesday 16 Hedwig; Reigious, Margaret Mary Alocoque; Virgin
Thursday 17 Ignatius of Antioch; Bishop, Martyr
Friday 18 Luke; Evangelist
Saturday 19 John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues; Priests, and Companions; Martyrs
Sunday  20 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $6,716.
Weekly Parish Expenses:   $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10. Habakkuk complains to the Lord, who responds that what Habakkuk awaits will come in time, and the just one shall live because of his faith. Saint Paul writes to Timothy and encourages him in his faithfulness to the Gospel. In the Gospel, the Apostles say to Jesus: Increase our faith. He responds by comparing faith to the size of a mustard seed, and expounding on the role of a good servant.

Domenica 27A Del Tempo Ordinario

L’uomo non deve sfidare la pazienza e la misericordia del suo Signore, calpestando e umiliando i propri simili. A chi si rivolge e Lui chiendendo aiuto nell’orazione e si lamenta del”silenzio di Dio.” Egli mostra il segno de suo Amore provvidente nella Croce del Figlio. San Paola scrive: Dio non ci ha dato uno spirito di timidezza, ma di forza, di saggezza e di operosità.

常年期第二十七主日

今天三段聖經的主題都環繞在「信」方面。

先知哈巴谷時代,人民過着十分悲慘的生活,因為以色列人對天主忘恩負義,背棄信仰,為非作歹,天主利用強敵攻擊他們,作為懲罰和提醒他們的工具,敵人在以色列作出極其殘忍的事,連善人也被捲進毀滅的旋渦裏,真是苦不堪言。在這邪惡毀滅的情形中,先知向上主呼求,天主使他看見一個神視,要他提醒人們,相信、忍耐靜待,祂會實踐對以色列的諾言。

環視我們周圍的世界,甚至我們的家庭,會覺得今日的世代,和先知哈巴谷時代的情形沒有什麼不同。饑荒、殘殺、不信、背信、物慾、享樂、自私、戰爭。可是我們不要頹喪,聖保祿宗徒寫給愛徒和助手弟茂德的信可以給我們鼓勵。他說:「但要依賴天主的大能,為福音同我共受勞苦」。面對某些情形,心生畏懼是自然的事,不過要依賴天主的大能。

「上主!求祢增加我們的信德吧!」真應該是我,也是各位每天不忘的祈求。在逆境中、在奮鬥時,常能堅信依賴天主,必能得勝。耶穌說:「如果你們有信德像芥子那樣大,即使你們給這棵桑樹說:你連根拔出,移到海中去,它也會服從你們的」。換句話說,如果我們要侍奉天主、和近人,祇要求,然後做,天主一定會給我們足夠的力量做到。

耶穌行的每一個奇蹟,首先要人深信,奇蹟才會出現。

From Fr. Gael: In the 1970’s when I was a student of theology at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, there was a store on Telegraph on the south side of University of California in Berkeley It was Logos Bookstore, a Christian bookstore. And at the bookstore, they also sold some religious articles. One of them was a little glass sphere on a chain, and in the sphere was a mustard seed.

This is the image used in the Gospel today, to quantify an amount of faith, a very small amount of faith. Yet that small amount of faith has atomic powers. It could uproot a mulberry tree and cast it into the sea. Imagine if we could quantify the amount of faith each of us has inside of us. Would we have enough to put into a glass sphere on a chain, and what would we do with it? How many mulberry trees in the neighborhood would be missing! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Franco Mendoza Cuellar
Victoria Lew

Rest-in-Peace
William Cardinal Levada – Dorothy Varacchi
Gloria Alterio – Thomas Lyons, Jr.

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday October 6, 2019
7:30 Torchy Prudente +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:30 John “Giovanni” Borzoni + – In Honor of Madonna del Lume (Conc.)
1:00 Ilva Baccetti +
5:00 Vince Moreci +

Monday October 7, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Jeff Burns + (Conc.)

Tuesday October 8, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III + – Joe Balestreri + (Conc.)

Wednesday October 9, 2019
7:00 Louis Ferralis & Enrichetta Panelli +
9:00 Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio + – John Rocco & Family + (Conc.)

Thursday October 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + –Thanksgiving from Mariane Mocanu (Conc.)

Friday October 11, 2019
7:00 Francisco & Maria Spingola +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan + – Thanksgiving from Mariane Mocanu (Conc.)

Saturday October 12, 2019
7:30 Birthday of Anthony Brazil +
9:00 Sr. Anita Ferrari, FMA + and Sr. Antoinette Mazzia, FMA +
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Particular Items

La Festa della Madonna del Lume! Today we conclude the 2019 Madonna del Lume celebration. There will be a High Mass at 11:30 AM at Saints Peter & Paul, followed by a refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession honoring La Madonna del Lume, “Our Most Holy Mother of Light,” will begin in front of the Church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! La Festa della Madonna del Lume Family Dinner will follow that evening at 5:00PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club.

Our Lady of the Rosary: Monday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Salesians Cooperators: The cooperators, the lay ministry of the Salesians, founded by Don Bosco himself, will meet Tuesday, October 8, at 7PM, in the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Conference Room.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

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.

100 YEARS!!

 

100 YEARS!!! You don’t need to be a Bruno Ghezza (above, yikes!) to support your Church! On October 12-13 (next week!) we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! Not too many events in San Francisco are 100 years old, and we are proud that the Bazaar is one of 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. Also, our good Bazaar Chair MaryKate del Campo tells us another way to help. We need:

Unopened wine and liquor – to be sold at our Wine and Liquor booth in the gym.
Desserts – we need store bought cakes, desserts and cupcakes for our Cake booth.  You can sign up to bring a cake on the Friday before or the weekend of Bazaar.
Gift cards/certificates – we need gift cards and certificates from your favorite retailers for the Gift Certificate booth.  This can be $5.00 Starbucks cards, gift cards from your hair salon, your favorite pizza joint, where you get your nails done and even Amazon or Walgreen’s cards in any generous amount.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Conference Room. The reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

Attn: Catholic Medical Professionals! On October 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Mater Dolorosa Church 307 Willow Avenue, South San Francisco 94080, Archbishop Cordileone invites all Catholic Medical Professionals to join him as he celebrates a special White Mass for Catholic Medical Professionals on the Feast of St. Luke, physician and patron of the medical profession. A reception will follow. The White Mass is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past.

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.

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables to learn more!

Does your Marriage need help? Wouldn’t be the first or the last! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

Religious Education – RCIA -Rite of Chris Initiation for Adults: We welcome adults who would like to enter or inquire the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. Classes are held every Thursday at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Parish Rectory basement.

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.

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun. We still welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Congratulations to the Commissioned Catechists of Saints Peter & Paul Parish: Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai, Valerie Chan, Alyeda Baubert, Alice Chan, Agnes Szeto, & Kelly Kong.

Help the Elderly in Need: Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE). LBFE is a volunteer driven non-profit organization whose mission is to relieve isolation and loneliness among the elderly in San Francisco. LBFE provides many services: coordinating volunteers to do in-home visits on the elder’s birthday, on holidays, or just a seasonal in-home visit. LBFE also provides a Medical Escort Program, where volunteer drivers pick up our elders, take them to their medical appointments, accompany them through it, and then take them home. Majority of the elders served live alone and have no friends or family in their lives. Many live on a fixed income and cannot afford transportation to and from their medical appointments which is why we offer our Medical Escort Program. To find out more email Debbie Uchida, LBFE Volunteer coordinator at duchida@littlebrotherssf.org

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. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information at https://sfarchdiocese.org/essay-contest

Choose Life! Save lives and souls! This year, for the first time San Francisco’s 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil has added a fall campaign to their Lenten one. The fall campaign is from September 25 to November 3, at two locations: From Mondays through Saturdays: Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street, San Francisco; On Sundays: Soon-to-be-opened Flagship Planned Parenthood, 1522 Bush Street, San Francisco. Visit 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 06 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 07 Our Lady of the Rosary
Tuesday 08 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 09 Denis; Bishop, and Companions; Martyrs, John Leonardi; Priest
Thursday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 11 John XXIII; Pope
Saturday 12 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 13 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,042.
Second Collection (For the Poor): $2,318.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Amos 6:1a, 4-7; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16: 19-31. In the first reading from Amos, we hear a warning about comfort and wanton revelry leading to complacency. Saint Paul writes to Timothy, instructing him to lay hold of eternal life by keeping the commandments and pursuing the goods such as love, righteousness and faith. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, who both receive what is just in eternal life.

 

Domenico 26A Del tempo Ordinario
Impegnarsi nel contesto della vita sociale senza tenerconto del comportamento altrui è rispondere a unachimata che rinnova l’intimo del cuore. La ricerca del bene degli altri è la via migliore per conseguire il proprio. Gesù, per amore si è fatto uomo, umiliandosi fino alla morte.
 

常年期第二十六主日

今天彌撒的讀經提醒我們不要縱情狂歡毫不關顧靈魂的生活。在讀經一中,先知亞毛斯譴責那些生活放蕩的富人。而福音所講的貧富二人,生活懸殊,這本來沒有什麼罪,可是那as富人完全不關心那窮人,不理會天主,祇想天天盡情享樂,這就離開天主的教導太遠了。這種人的最後結局是悲慘的。因為永生沒有他的一份。

人類的盛衰和它的倫理道德有很大的關係,倫理道德衰落,造成政治與社會的淪亡。可是在社會繁榮富裕時,人類忽略了道德的重要,更甚的是,在這種忘情享樂的情形下,漸漸變成祇顧自己,再不會想到別人,更不會想到天主,在不知不覺中否定了信仰、成了無神主義,失落了靈魂,可悲之極。

讀經二中聖保祿宗徒苦口婆心勸告我們,貪財好樂是萬惡的根源,他要求我們遠避,「且要追求正義、虔敬、信德、愛德、堅忍和良善……以贏得永生」
 

From Fr. Gael: Ralph Vaughan Williams writes a beautiful piece of music entitled “Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus” which is based on this parable. I recommend it to you all. Try reading the parable with the music in the background. One of the most important lessons learned from this parable is explained when Dives asks father Abraham to send Lazarus to warns his brothers about their behavior so that they do not end up where he is. But Father Abraham refuses to do so, saying: “They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.” In other words, they already know what they are supposed to do, let them do it!” Wow! That is rather straightforward. They know they are supposed to care for the less fortunate. That is their responsibility. Let them do it, and if they don’t, let them suffer the consequences. What does that say to me and to each one of us? We also know what we are supposed to do. We, too, will be held accountable for what we know we are supposed to for others. There is no escaping the consequences! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
 
Baptisms
Michael Emanuel Shimer – Grace Nevin
Weddings
Nelson and Michelle Diaz
Franco Ragusa and Lauren Sanguinetti
Rest-in-Peace
Sr. Stella Tafoya, FMA – Francesco Bonsignori

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 29, 2019
7:30 Death Anniversary Edward DeNicolai +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – In Honor of Madonna dei Miracoli (Conc.)
1:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  September 30, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Luis G. San Gabriel, Jr. +
9:00 John Rocco & Family +

Tuesday   October 1, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of GB DeMartini + – Papoy Datiles + (Conc.)

Wednesday October 2, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Thanksgiving Stephen Bugayong and Steven Thomeczek

Thursday   October 3, 2019
7:00 Louis Greco +
9:00 Fr. Larry Byrne, SDB + & Fr. Guido Divina, SDB +

 Friday  October 4, 2019
7:00 Alicia Jimenez Yao & Mr. Lu Kim +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Thanksgiving & Birthday Gabe Dominic Branzuela (Conc.)

 Saturday  October 5, 2019
7:30 John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances & Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00 The Lucchesi Family + – Loving Memorial & Rest in Peace Eduardo, Nina, Victoria, Conrado    Jaime Family + (Conc.)
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for the poor.

Madonna de Miracoli: Today at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy! Madonna dei Miracoli, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

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.

The Solemnity of St. Francis at the Shrine: The Solemnity of St. Francis (October 4) at the National Shrine will have great liturgies and events in honor of the lovable saint! A Novena began on September 26, and the Novena Prayer to St. Francis is recited after all Masses from September 26 to October 4. Thursday, October 3 is the Vigil; Friday, October 4 is his feast day; Saturday, October 5, is the Blessing of the Animals. Go to www.shrinesf.org for more information.

NEXT SATURDAY! 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 about the Rally, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

La Festa della Madonna del Lume is next week! The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 4, 5 & 6!  On Friday October 4, (the Solemnity of St. Francis) our Madonna del Lume Society will participate in the evening prayers and Holy Hour at the Porziuncula of the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, beginning with the Rosary at 5:00PM, Confessions and Adoration at 6, and Holy Mass at 7. On Saturday, October 5, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM at the Fishermen’s & Seamen’s Memorial Chapel at Fisherman’s Wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade and Memorial Ceremony & Blessing of the Fishermen lost at Sea, Families of the Fishermen, and San Francisco Fishing Industry & Community. On Sunday, October 6, events will begin with High Mass at 11:30 AM at Saints Peter & Paul, followed by a refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession honoring La Madonna del Lume, “Our Most Holy Mother of Light,” will begin in front of the Church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! La Festa della Madonna del Lume Family Dinner will follow that evening at 5:00PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Pick up a flyer in the Church! Questions: Contact Bertina Cannizzaro – 415-596-0594.

 

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.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Club Conference Room.. Reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables to learn more!

Does your Marriage need help? Wouldn’t be the first! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

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. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information at https://sfarchdiocese.org/essay-contest

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.

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.

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun.  We still welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8.   Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Congratulations to the Commissioned Catechists of Saints Peter & Paul Parish: Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai, Valerie Chan, Alyeda Baubert, Alice Chan, Agnes Szeto, Kelly Kong.

Religious Education – RCIA -Rite of Chris Initiation for Adults: We welcome adults who would like to enter or inquire the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. Classes are held every Thursday at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Parish Rectory basement.

Choose Life! Show your support for the littlest among us at San Francisco’s Annual Life Chain! This year’s Life Chain will be on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-3PM, along Park Presidio Boulevard.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 29 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 30 Jerome; Priest, Doctor
Tuesday 01 Thérèse of the Child Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Wednesday 02 The Holy Guardian Angels
Thursday 03 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 04 Francis of Assisi; Patron of our Archdiocese
Saturday 05 Francis Xavier Seelos; Priest
Sunday 06 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,781.
Second Collection (Priests’ Retirement Fund): $1,574.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 or 16: 10-13. From the prophet Amos comes a warning to the people of the Northern Kingdom of Israel that God sees those who take advantage of or mistreat the poor and needy, and he will not forget a thing they have done. In Paul’s Letter to Timothy, he asks for prayers for those in authority—that they be pleasing to the Lord. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the dishonest steward, and says that a person must be trustworthy in matters big and small. For no one can serve both God and Mammon.

 

Domenica 25A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Nella preghiera chiediamo che si realizzi il Regno di Dio. Ma pregare non basta. Occorre assecondare la sua volontà di giustizia e carità mediante il nostro impegno personale e il coordinamento nella communità dei credenti. I ruoli e le forme della nostra testimonianza in questa direzione hanno di mira l’uomo come creatura di Dio, vertice della creazione.

常年期第二十五主日

今天我們讀到耶穌在祂講的比喻中稱讚那管家, 並不是稱讚他不公義的作為,而是指出管家顧全未來的機智,為了想失業後有人收留他,以不法的詭計去收買他人。祂說:「這俗世之子, 應付自己的世代,比光明之子更為精明。」祂在感歎世俗人為了今世的益處,處深積慮,左右經營。而有些人雖然相信天主,對於永生之事卻懶懶散散,一點也不關心。

沒有一個僕人可以同時服侍兩個主人,我們不能同時服侍天主,又服侍錢財。我們的錢財應該用來為達到永生的目的,以及幫助人,救人靈魂。不應以不義的手段去得到金錢。用錢的態度要謹慎,不要貪心,否則會經不起金錢的引誘,成了金錢的奴隸,做出得罪天主得罪人的事。為金錢而失去靈魂 ,很不值得。

From Fr. Gael: The steward in today’s Gospel is a fine piece of work. Not only is he bad at his job of steward but when called to accountability and the loss of his job due to his behavior, he resorts to further deceit to guarantee his survival after leaving his job. He, in a fit of genius reduces the amounts of his boss’s debtors to ingratiate himself with them. That way he will have some good business contacts when he leaves the employ of his current boss. And just imagine, his boss actually praises his astuteness in this behavior.

Jesus in the parable then tells us that we are to use that kind of intelligence and astuteness in dealing with the world around us. We are either to do or to be outdone. Our dedication to God must give us the intelligence and wisdom to deal with what the world throws at us if we are guard the precious gift of God’s Kingdom.                                                                                                   –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 22, 2019
7:30 Desolina Giannone & the DeLucchi Family
8:45 Livia Chodrick +
10:15 Thanksgiving From Rosemary Tin & Family – Maria May Michel +
11:45 GB De Martini + – Adriana Agnoletto + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Family V

Monday  September 23, 2019
7:00 Fernanda Matteucci +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + –  Bill Torre + (Conc.)

Tuesday   September 24, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 John Candido + – James Kaufmen + (Conc.)

Wednesday  September 25, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Sylvia B. Timko
9:00 Nancy Massetani + – Giorgio Rossi + (Conc.)

Thursday   September 26, 2019
7:00 Souls of Norma & Joseph Frizza +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Luciano Maggiora + (Conc.))

Friday  September 27, 2019
7:00 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00 Lena Damato + – Sandy Dito + (Conc.)

 Saturday  September 28, 2019
7:30 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Yvonne Young +
5:00 Louis Greco & Family +

Weddings
Robert Paping and Noelle Lee

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a special collection for the Priest’s Retirement Fund. Please be generous in helping those who have given their lives in the service of the people of God! Envelopes are in the pews.

Tuesday: Pray for Vocations! On the 24th of each month (which is this Tuesday) we invite all parishioners to join us in paying for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life

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.

Choose Life! Save lives and souls! This year, for the first time San Francisco’s 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil has added a fall campaign to their Lenten one. The fall campaign is from September 25 to November 3, at two locations: From Mondays through Saturdays: Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California 94110; On Sundays: Soon-to-be-opened Flagship Planned Parenthood, 1522 Bush Street, San Francisco, California 94109. It is a public right-of-way outside for both locations. Learn more and sign up for vigil hours here.

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.

Madonna de Miracoli: Next Sunday September 29, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy!

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 about the Rally, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

Madonna del Lume:  The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 5 & 6! The events of Saturday, October 5 begin at 10:00 AM with the Memorial Mass at the Fisherman’s Chapel on the wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade, and the Memorial Ceremony at sea. The Sunday, October 6 events will begin with Mass at 11:30 AM, followed by refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession will begin in front of the church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! The MDL dinner dance is at 5PM at the SF Italian Athletic Club. Please pick up a flyer in the Church!

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 go here to learn more.

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.

The Solemnity of St. Francis at the Shrine: The Feast of St. Francis (October 4) at the National Shrine has liturgies and events in honor of St. Francis. A Novena begins September 26, and the Novena Prayer to St. Francis is recited after all Masses from September 26 to October 4. Thursday, October 3 is the Vigil; Friday, October 4 is his feast day; Saturday, October 5, is the Blessing of the Animals. Go to www.shrinesf.org for more information.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Club Conference Room. The reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

Choose Life! Participate in the Fall campaign of 40 Days for Life! The San Francisco chapter of 40 Days for Life is holding its first ever Fall campaign! The campaign runs from September 25 to November 3 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1650 Valencia Street and – new this year! – the upcoming Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street. Help make this inaugural campaign a success by signing up for vigil hours on our website at www.40daysforlife.com/san-francisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

St. Thomas More Society Red Mass: On Thursday, October 17, at 5:30 PM, here at Saints Peter and Paul, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be celebrate the annual Red Mass. Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis will be the  homilist. The annual Red Mass is sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco. All are welcome to attend. The St. Thomas More Society is named for the 16th century lawyer, judge, diplomat, Chancellor of England, martyr, and saint, killed by the government for prioritizing his duty to the faith.

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables to learn more!

 

COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR 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. Above: Pictures from our tradition! That’s from 1977, and shows Fr. Joseph Cheng, SDB, first Director of our Chinese Apostolate at left, and good old then-pastor Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB at right!

Does your Marriage need help? Would not be the first! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

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. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information here. 

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 22 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 23 Pius of Pietrencina; Priest
Tuesday 24 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 25 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 26 Cosmas & Damian; Martyrs
Friday 27 Vincent de Paul; Priest
Saturday 28 Wenceslaus; Martyr, Lawrence Ruiz & Companions; Martyrs
Sunday 29 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,126.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15: 1-32 or 15:1-10. In the first reading, Moses turns away God’s wrath when the people of Israel create and worship a molten calf. Saint Paul, writing to Timothy, describes himself as the foremost of sinners—an example to others of God’s merciful love. Jesus, in the Gospel, tells several parables to illustrate examples of God’s mercy to sinners.

 

Domenica 24A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Quanto è facile seguire le illusioni e perseverare lungo la via del male! Solo il richiamo della grazia ci può far ritonare alla via della salvezza. La bontà di Dio non rinuncia ad accogliere i figli che ritornano. Ma il suo volto viene rivelato soltanto a coloro che si lasciano permeare dalla sua bontà. Diventano insopportabili coloro che fanno di se stessi il centro di ognia avvenimento.

 

常年期第二十四主日今天的讀經可說是描寫天主慈悲的袖珍本。讀經一記述天主寬恕背叛的以色到人;讀經二聖保祿宗徒多次申述自己曾經迫害、施暴、褻瀆教會,卻得蒙天主寬恕。而福音第十五章更是天主仁慈的寫照。我們祇需靜心細讀細想,吸取其中含義就可得到安慰和勇氣。現在且讓我們看看那長子,他是不是我們靈魂的寫照?他驕傲,覺得自己很好,多年服侍父親,從未違背父親;但他妒忌,他不肯寬恕,使他變得冷酷無情,好像把父親看成了外人,弟弟則成了「你這個同娼妓一起的兒子!」驕傲妒忌的人無法看到別人的好處,無法欣賞別人的好處和成就,更無法和家人一起慶祝弟弟的再生。他妄斷,不會想到這個悔改的弟弟將來可能是個聖人,而自己卻滯留在不滿、不快樂中。他更不能體會到父親連散盡家財的浪子也愛,對他又會是怎樣的珍愛呢?

讓我們誠心默想今天的福音,聆聽天主的教訓,意識到祂愛我們,也求祂賞我們力量效法祂去愛別人。

 

From Fr. Gael: Luke gives us a beautiful account of the parable of the Prodigal son, or the Loving Father as it is also called. But I would rather reflect today on the verses preceding the parable which give us the proper motivation to why Christ tells the tale. He starts with the example of the shepherd with a hundred sheep who loses one and leaves the ninety-nine un protected to go in search of the one. Now, while this is beautiful, it is illogical. More harm could befall the ninety-nine while the Shepherd is out in search of the one. Investment wise, it does not make sense. But, actually, that is just the point Jesus is making. The love of God for each one of us is illogically splendid. He will risk the ninety-nine to come after me.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Weddings
Christopher Ackley and Kimberly Lockett
Rest-in-Peace
Anthony Starelli – Eugene V. DeMartini
Joseph Bonilla – Julie Barboni-Moore

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 15, 2019
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
8:45 Death Anniversary of Frank (Biscotti) Reginato +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul –  Healing Patrick Parks (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 The Fanucchi Family & Lucchesi Family +

Monday  September 16, 2019
7:00 Frances Martin, II +
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Hector & Altina Ocampo + (Conc.)

Tuesday   September 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay + – Joseph Rosmini, from his Brother + (Conc.)

Wednesday September 18, 2019
7:00 Luigi Marciano +
9:00 Pietro Nobili + – For Fr. Jose on his Birthday (Conc.)

Thursday   September 19, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli + – Healing Joseph Leung (Conc.)

 Friday  September 20, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan + – Thanksgiving Yasmin Yamat (Conc.)

 Saturday  September 21, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Death Anniversary of Frank Germano + – Healing Joseph Leung (Conc.)
5:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

 

Particular Items

Catechetical Sunday: Today is Catechetical Sunday in the Archdiocese of San Francisco!

Who are Catechists?:  “Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry.” Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel and to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. We are happy that in our parish we have individuals who have accepted the call to be Catechists, to be echoes of faith.  Among those who have accepted the call, this year we have six who will receive the California Catechist Certificate from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Office of Faith Formation. Congratulations to Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai. They have all given years of dedication and service to our parish!

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun. We are still welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. We will have two orientation nights September 12 or September 19, 2019 at the Parish Rectory at 7:00pm.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! It’s today! 1-4PM,  doors open 12:30, in the gym. Tickets are $35.00, and include Champagne, Lunch, Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Cards!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture study is also at 7:00PM, but in the rectory.

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.

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a special collection for the Priest’s Retirement Fund. Please be generous in helping those who have given their lives in the service of the people of God! Envelopes are in the pews.

Italian Cultural Preservation Society: The Italian Cultural Preservation Society will meet Monday, September 23, from 5:30-8:00PM, in the Parish Center.

Madonna de Miracoli: On September 29, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy!

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 about the Rally, go here.

Madonna del Lume: The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 5 & 6! The events of Saturday, October 5 begin at 10:00 AM with the Memorial Mass at the Fisherman’s Chapel on the wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade, and the Memorial Ceremony at sea. The Sunday, October 6 events will begin with Mass at 11:30 AM, followed by refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession will begin in front of the church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! The MDL dinner dance is at 5PM at the SF Italian Athletic Club. Please pick up a flyer in the Church!

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.

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.

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. (Above, from our history: that’s the girls of Presentation Convent School in the 1946 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: 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays:10am to 12pm or 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.

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org or go here 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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday  15 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday  16 Cornelius; Pope, and Cyprian; Bishop, Martyrs
Tuesday  17 Robert Bellarmine; Bishop, Doctor
Wednesday 18 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 19 Januarius; Bishop, Martyr
Friday  20 Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn; Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang and Companions; Martyrs
Saturday 21 Matthew; Apostle, Evangelist
Sunday  22 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,953.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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

I nostri comportamenti sono spessocausati dalla tirannia degli istinti e daldesiderio di spraffazione. Abbiamo bisogno della sapienza che domandiamo a Dio nella preghiera. San Paolo nel delizioso biglietto all’amico Filemone comincia la rivoluzione delle coscienze che poterà alle grandi scelte sociali.

 

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!