Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37. In Wisdom, the wicked speak of testing the just one until he sins or until God intervenes. In the second reading, James says that the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus teaches about his passion but the disciples do not understand; he then demands humble service of his followers.

Domenico 25A Del Tempo Ordinario

Facendosi uomo Dio ha scelto la strada dell’umiltà e del servizio che orienta ogni uomo ad amare il prossimo, diventando fratello dei propri simili. Qualsiasi altro modo di fare allontana da Dio e dalla realizzazione della civiltà dell’amore.

 

常年期第二十五主日

 今天福音記述耶穌訓練門徒,要他們對快要臨到他們身上的一切作準備,因此再預言自己將要受的苦難,但他們世俗的心,擺脫不了祂是以色列王國的救星的觀念,完全不明白耶穌謙抑自己救贖人類的愛心,他們祇想到將來在默西亞的王國裏誰的地位最高。耶穌告訴他們 : 「誰想做第一個,就得做眾人中最末的一個,並要做眾的僕役」。(谷八:35)耶穌完全打破了世俗的觀念,因為天主重視的是人的心,祂喜愛良善心謙,甘為人僕的人。祂說誰為最弱小無能的人服務就是為祂和天父服務。這番話在祂被釘死在十字架後,門徒才真正明白了,而且一生服膺實行。

高傲怙惡的人受不了比他良善,比他優勝的人 , 他們妒忌,因為善人反映出他們的不善和高人一等的企圖,就像讀經一中所描述的,他們設法陷害善人。

雅各伯書中寫道:「那裏有嫉妒和自私,那裏就出現混亂和和各種邪惡之事」,良善心謙和犧牲的精神,使人擺脫嫉妬和紛爭。因而心平氣和,得到從上而來的智慧。

願我們都像小孩子一樣,懷有無邪的思言行為 , 容易滿足;願我們全心信賴天主,常懷感恩。

 

 

IL GRIGIO

Los Angeles has the Rams.
Detroit has the Lions.
Cal Berkeley has the Bear.
Miami has the Dolphins.

Our own Boys and Girls club has IL GRIGIO.

Grigio is the iconic-mysterious big dog that rescued don Bosco numberless times, we could call this mysterious animal the 007 of the saintly priest of Turin.

After having accompanied Saint John Bosco to Heaven, Grigio did not go into retirement, instead he took up more duties, the protection of the sons and daughters of Don Bosco.

On November 2nd 1893 two Salesian Sisters, Amalia Calaon and Annetta Dallara, were on their way home not too far from the famous Assisi, when they were caught by heavy fog and a fast falling night. They were afraid and they shared this fear to one another.

Amalia shared to Annetta: “Wouldn’t be nice if Don Bosco were to send us his beloved friend Grigio.” That would be quite a gift replied Annetta with audible fear in her voice.

No sooner she had said this, Lo and behold, appear a big dog from the nearby bushes, he was huffing and puffing as if he had come from quite a distance. He joined the two Sisters and walked side by side with them. He was big and gray and his eyes were shining in the darkness.

As if to calm down the two frightened Sisters, the tame big animal raised his smooth paw as if he had known them for a long time.

Arrived at the residence, the Sisters wanted to give their traveling friend something to eat, but the big gray beast turned around and they never saw him again.

 –Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 September  19, 2021
8:45        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli + – Mara Amato +
10:15     Members of the Chinese Apostolate & their Families
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday                               September 20, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +
12:00     Intention Knights of Malta 

Tuesday                               September 21, 2021
7:00        Livia Chodrick +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Frank Germano + 

Wednesday                       September 22, 2021
7:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family
9:00        Peter Domenici, III + 

Thursday                             September 23, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Birthday Aibeemae Cua + 

Friday                                   September 24, 2021
7:00        Birthday Sylvia B. Timko +
9:00        Soul of John Candido + 

Saturday                              September  25, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Nancy Massetani +
5:00        Ruth, Guido, & Gig Ghiglieri + 

 

Baptisms
Mia GuadalupeTula

Marriages
Cristan & Carmen
Hever Marmol & Zirma Escobar
Conner Thomas & Lauren Weber

Rest-in-Peace
Marie DeMartini – Augustin Cheu Fokiun

 

Particular Items

Congratulations, Salesian Jubilarians! Today we honor a number of our Salesians as they celebrate Jubilees. They are: Fr. Thomas Prendiville (75 years of Religious Profession and 65 years a Priest; Fr. Al Mengon, Br. Patrick Barbariol, Fr. Harold Danielson, & Fr. Thomas Juarez (65 years Religious Profession); Fr. John Lam (60 years Religious Profession and 50 years a Priest); Fr. Ramon Zarate and Fr. Joseph Matthew Paradayil (40 years Religious Profession); and Fr. Robert Ledezma (25 years a Priest). Join us in thanking those who have given so much!

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon Mass. Mass will be followed by the annual Procession to the Fisherman’s Chapel at the Wharf, where there will be  the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet and Memorial Flower sendoff.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Choose Life! San Francisco’s 40 Days for Life fall campaign of peaceful prayer for an end to abortion at San Francisco’s Planned Parenthood on Bush Street begins September 22. To learn more or sign up for vigil hours visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/sanfrancisco

Eucharistic Adoration: We have Adoration every Wednesday from 7-8PM. Make time to visit your friend Jesus!  “I see (St. Dominic Savio) so often at prayer, staying in church after the others; every day he slips out of the playground to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.” —Mamma Margaret to Don Bosco.

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will be special event for SSPP Alumni. As always, there will be no 10:15 AM Chinese or 12:00 noon Italian Mass, just the Columbus Day Mass in English at 10:00AM Visit our website for details.

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

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                19           25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               20           Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn; Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang and Companions; Martyrs
Tuesday               21           Matthew; Apostle
Wednesday         22           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             23           Padre Pio
Friday                   24           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              25           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 26           26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:  $2,723.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Isaiah 50:4c-9a; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35. In the first reading, Isaiah declares his trust in God to uphold him. In the second reading, James explains the necessity of works to accompany and demonstrate faith. In the Gospel, Peter confesses his faith in Jesus as the Christ. Jesus predicts his passion, then explains to Peter and the disciples that they must follow him.

 

Domenico 24A Del Tempo Ordinario

Per l’evangelista marco, Gesù è Figlio di Dio perché muore sulla croce, rendendosi pienamente disponsibile come “servo.” Anche noi dobbiamo essere come Lui, uscendo da noi stessi, dai nostri desideri di potere, dalla ricerca di possesso per aprirci agli altri.

 

 常年期第二十四主日

今天的福音聖經學者有兩個解釋:耶穌問門徒以為祂是誰;另一個解釋是耶穌問自己是誰。不管耶穌提出這問題的目的是什麼,這問題都與我們自己有關 —— 我要問自己,我以為耶穌是誰?如果我們認為耶穌是天主,那麼,我們就應該追隨祂,全心信賴祂,對祂效忠,並向祂學習。

怎樣效忠?讀經一指出忠僕的態度是甘心情願服從和全心信賴,就像依撒意亞先知預言耶穌自願接受天主的命令一樣,「沒有反抗,也沒有退避。」

 怎樣向耶穌學習呢?從讀經二中可以得到啟發 , 雅各伯認為信耶穌就必需像祂一樣行善,沒有善行的信德是死的,是空言,不能得到救贖。信德必需以行為去證明。信和實行是相輔相承的,二者缺一都不能,其中之一是對受苦的人予以同情和實際的幫助。`

我情願相信耶穌具有人性和天主性,祂的人性也像我們一樣,受到誘惑,可能犯罪,也能受苦,祂也反覆掙扎,去克服軟弱,做出英勇的行為。祂也要不斷思考提問,怎樣才把天父交給祂的任務履行得更好。耶穌以祂的人性教我們怎樣做人。

我以為耶穌是誰?這是我們一生不斷問自己的問題。 我所遇到的每一個經驗,每一個挑戰,都要問自己我的言行是不是以祂的為準則?我們知道,跟隨祂直到生命終結之日,會到達一個崇高的境界,人生的路程是有意義的

 

 

Dear Parishioners,

The theme for this Sunday readings is “Faith”. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “When St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, Jesus declared to him that this revelation did not come “from flesh and blood”, but from “my Father who is in heaven.” (Mt. 16:17) Faith is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused by him. “Before this faith can be exercised, man must have the grace of God to move and assist him; he must have the interior helps of the Holy Spirit, who moves the heart and converts it to God, who opens the eyes of the mind and ‘makes it easy for all to accept and believe the truth.'” (CCC #153).

In the first reading, Prophet Isaiah tells us that he has faith in God whom he can trust for help and guidance. Isaiah writes, “The Lord is my help therefore I am not disgraced.” (Is 50:7). With God’s grace, he is not afraid to face those who verbally and physically confront him. He lets the enemies know that, having faith in God, he can act generously.

Today’s Gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus tests his disciples about their faith by asking them who he is. Although Jesus’ disciples walk side by side with Jesus and witness his teachings, they do not have a clear idea who Jesus is. Only Peter did, who testified on their behalf, “You are the Christ.” (Mark 8:29). Then Jesus warns them that the Son of God has to face opposition, suffering, and death. As the followers of Jesus, they will face the challenge of witnessing to Jesus’ name. In our daily activities, putting our faith in practice often makes us ask “how”? With God’s grace, we can put our faith in practice by getting involved in charitable works and the church ministries.

St. James’ letter reminds us that if we have faith and do not put it into work or practice, it is dead. When we received baptism we professed our faith and every time we gather for the Eucharist we profess our faith (the creed). We do believe in Jesus who suffered and died for our sins. Therefore, our profession of faith is not only on our lips, but must be put into action. Like the disciples of Jesus, we are called to imitate Christ by sharing our time, gifts and resources to help others, especially those who are in need.

I have learned that our parish community does put faith in actions. Evidently, there are many parishioners who are actively involved in the parish community by volunteering time and contributing financial resources to help the parish events and ministries.

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                September 12, 2021
8:45        Virginia Sanguinetti + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Monday                               September 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Tuesday                               September 14, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Valentine Te + – Birthday of Lucy Chan
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini + 

Wednesday                       September 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Death Anniversary of Frank (Biscotti) Reginato + 

Thursday                             September 16, 2021
7:00        Birthday Isabel Sia Lu Regan – Intention the Prevadeli Family
9:00        Antonio Corona + 

Friday                                   September 17, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Pietro Damato + 

Saturday                              September 18, 2021
7:30        Birthday Leia Sia Lu Regan
9:00        Luigi Marciano +
5:00        Louis Greco & Family + 

Baptisms
Jaxon Trillo – Quinn Trillo

Marriages
Andrew De Luca & Gianna Rossi
Jason Ellement & Christine Torok

Rest-in-Peace
Mara Amato

 

Particular Items

Holy Name Society: SSPP’s Holy Name Society, will NOT be able to host Champagne Bingo this year due to COVID. However, we will be conducting our monthly meeting on today, Sunday September 12, after the 8:45 Mass. Coffee and donuts in the Parish center & new/prospective Members welcome!

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

Salesian Jubilees & Reception: On Sunday, September 19th at the 5pm Mass, we will be celebrating several milestone anniversaries- Fr. Tom Prendiville, 75 years of Religious Profession and 65 years of Ordination, Frs. Al Mengon and Harold Danielson, 65 years of Religious Profession, Fr. John Lam, 60 Years of Religious Profession and 50 years of Ordination and Fr. Ramon Zarate, 40 years of Religious Profession, as well as others from the SDB Western Province. Afterwards, we will have a dinner reception in the parish auditorium. Buffet style- steak, salmon, pasta, salad, wine and desert for $25. Reservations and payments can be made at the parish office by Wednesday, September 15 so that we can notify the caterer. Please come and celebrate the many years of ministry of these wonderful Salesian priests.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon Mass. Mass will be followed by the annual Procession to the Fisherman’s Chapel at the Wharf, where there will be  the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet and Memorial Flower sendoff.

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

Church Flowers: Would you like to sponsor a weekend of fresh flowers for your Church? Help beautify the Church, and your intention will be included in the bulletin. Call 415-421-0809.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Please pray: For all who are sick, lonely, and nearing the ends of their lives.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 12           24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               13           John Chrysostom; Bishop, Doctor
Tuesday               14           The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Wednesday         15           Our Lady of Sorrows
Thursday             16           Cornelius; Pope, & Cyprian; Bishop, Martyrs
Friday                   17           Robert Bellarmine; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday              18           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 19           25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week: $2,881.
Second Collection (Catholic University)  $784.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Isaiah 35:4-7a; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37. In the first reading, the Lord says that he has come to save his people, including making the deaf hear and the blind see. In the second reading, James tells the Christian community not to show partiality to those who are rich, nor to discriminate against the poor. In the Gospel, Jesus heals a deaf man to the great astonishment of the crowd near the Decapolis.

 

Domenico 23A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il Battesimo che ci fa cristiani, non ci esime dal coltivare, con un impegno di formazione permanente, la vita cristiana, per diventare testimoni convinti. Quindi dal Battesimo derivano due compiti molto importanti: l’ascolto della Parola e la professione della fede.

 

常年期第二十三主日

今天雅各伯書第二章一開始就說:「你們既信仰我們光榮的主耶穌基督,就不該以貎取人。意思是我們對人要真誠,而真誠在於對人有大公無私的愛德、在於行善、約束自己的行為和言語。雅各伯勸人不要以貎取人,因為那是違反愛德的行為,完全不符合基督徒應該真誠相愛的要求。

俗語說:「先敬羅衣後敬人」。正是雅各伯書這一段的例子:看到穿着華服的人就請他上座 ,穿破爛衣服的人就要他站立,是最不要得的行為,因為這一來,我們就以外表去品評一個人 ,而不是真的一視同仁地愛人。連孔子因為看到子羽相貎好像很愚笨,以為他不能成材,誰知他是個好學勤奮而又忠誠有材幹的人,使他不禁歎息說:「吾以貎取人,失之子羽」。可見真不能以外觬去判斷一個人的美惡。耶穌教我們愛人如己,既然我們不會因為自己長得不漂亮或沒有美麗的衣服而不愛自己,我們又怎能因為別人的相貎和外表而以不同的心理和態度去對待這個人呢?以貌取人是世俗的看法,絕不是基督徒應有的態度,況且耶穌最愛貧窮無助的人,因為這些人往往是最謙卑、最有信德的人。

九月八日星期二是聖母誕屒節,聖母的誕生是耶穌誕生的前奏,給人帶來喜樂,預告救恩的喜訊,讓我們感謝天主給我們這位天上的慈母 ,讓我們依賴她,效法她,求她為我們轉禱吧!

 

From Fr. Ramon:  At baptism, a short time after water is poured on the child, the celebrant touches the child’s ears and then the mouth of the child and he prays, “Ephphatha! The Lord has made the deaf hear and the dumb speak.

May He soon touch your ears to receive His word, and your mouth to proclaim His faith, to the praise and glory of God the Father. Amen.”

This prayer tells us that each one of us Christians is expected to live with open ears (open eyes too) and to speak the Word of God that we hear and observe. God is the Lord of History and he communicates with us in the events of our own lives. From these events and the Word of God we are to discern where God calls us and leads us. We are to listen to God and speak out and communicate to all what we discern that God asks of us.

In other words, we are invited to grow into “Good Shepherds” who, after a lifetime of following Christ, knowing him and listening to his voice and proclaiming his word in our lives, lead others to green pastures and flowing waters.

From what has happened these last days, what is God telling us? What is he inviting us to do? If we keep our ears attuned to God’s calling out to us, we will be able to answer these questions.

There are thousands of messages carried and broadcast by innumerable different frequencies of airwaves around us. But radios tuners or bluetooth receivers or wifi access points tune into those messages and broadcast them too. Whose messages do we keep tuning into? Our smart speakers are always on the alert listening to us waiting to respond to the command of our own voice patterns. Whose voice are we attentively alert for and so speak for?

The news around us these days is on Covid, Hurricane Ida, the Haiti earthquake, the Afghan nation and its refugees. Some people attentively follow the news. Some want to shut themselves off completely from  any news. Is God on the news? Perhaps the right question to ask would be “Is God IN the news?” Well, what does “Gospel” really mean? Doesn’t it mean “Good NEWS”? Our God is therefore deeply involved with news.

With ears (and eyes) attentive to the news we might discern that these days God is inviting us to focus our attention on the sick, the victims of natural disasters and war. God is probably reminding us to keep assisting and attending to “those who are poor in the world” who are “heirs of the kingdom” – to be one with them, act and advocate on their behalf.

-Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 September 5, 2021
8:45        Mr. Giovanni Riccio + – Birthday of Mercedes Sia Lu Kalaykan
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     The Pierini & Spes Families + – Intention Mary McGrath Hamrick
5:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

Monday                               September 6, 2021
7:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family
9:00        Mr. Carlo Romeo + – Gino, Vincent, Candida, & Basuino + 

Tuesday                               September 7, 2021
7:00        Mr. Italo Giannone +
9:00        Soul of Mr. Gelasio Bini + 

Wednesday                       September 8, 2021
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Healing Laurie Ann and Jason

Thursday                             September 9, 2021
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        Mr. & Mrs. Mary & Julio Poggi + 

Friday                                   September 10, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Peter A. Cresci + 

Saturday                              September 11, 2021
7:30        Birthday of Aidan Cua
9:00        Alice Collins +
5:00        The Fanucchi & Lucchesi Families + 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
In Honor of the Infant of Prague
For each intention mentioned in the group above, individual Masses will be said in our Schools or Missions.

 Baptisms
Koa Macatulad

Marriages
David Torres & Adriana Alvarez

Rest-in-Peace
Jim Staley – Mara Amato

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic University of America.

Holy Name Society: SSPP’s Holy Name Society, will NOT be able to host Champagne Bingo this year due to COVID. However, we will be conducting our monthly meeting on Sunday September 12, after the 8:45 Mass. Coffee and donuts in the Parish center & new/prospective Members welcome!

Salesian Young Adult Mass & More: Hey SSPP Young Adults! Our Salesian Young Adult Group is in the process of rebirth. Young adults are invited to attend the Saturday 5:00PM Mass, and we plan for food and events will follow. Email gibbons@salesiansspp.org for more.

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

Salesian Jubilees: On Sunday, September 19, at the 5:00PM Mass we will honor a number of our Salesians as they celebrate Jubilees. They are: Fr. Thomas Prendiville (75 years of Religious Profession and 65 years a Priest; Fr. Al Mengon, Br. Patrick Barbariol, Fr. Harold Danielson, & Fr. Thomas Juarez (65 years Religious Profession); Fr. John Lam (60 years Religious Profession and 50 years a Priest); Fr. Ramon Zarate and Fr. Joseph Matthew Paradayil (40 years Religious Profession); and Fr. Robert Ledezma (25 years a Priest). Join us in thanking those who have given so much!

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon Mass. Mass will be followed by the annual Procession to the Fisherman’s Chapel at the Wharf, where there will be  the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet and Memorial Flower sendoff.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 61 parishioners have pledged/paid $31,320, leaving us with a balance of $26,634. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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. For more: ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more!

Church Flowers: Would you like to sponsor a weekend of fresh flowers for your Church? Help beautify the Church, and your intention will be included in the bulletin. Call 415-421-0809.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 05           23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mon-Tues            06-07     Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         08           Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday             09           Peter Claver; Priest
Friday                   10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              11           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 12           24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                  $2,905.
Second Collection (For the Poor):                $1,417.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8. 14-15, 21-23. In the first reading, Moses proclaims the statutes of the Lord to the people, that they may have both life and land. In the second reading, James instructs believers to be doers of the word, caring for orphans and widows, and keeping oneself unstained by the world. In the Gospel, Jesus confronts the Pharisees and scribes with their hypocrisy, noting that what makes a person unclean comes from within, not without.

 

Domenico 22A Del Tempo Ordinario

La legge di Dio e la sua parola devono essere iscritte nel cuore, do dove escono i desideri cattivi, le intenzioi perverse, l’odio e la cupidigia, che rendono impuri. Il criterio ultimo della giusta osservanza della legge di Dio é la carità nei riguardi del prossimo, che prova l’autenticità della partecipazione all’eucarestia, sacramento della carità.

 

常年期第二十二主日

今天的三段讀經都和天主的法律有關,讀經一說明忠守法律是與天主結盟的必要條件。天主愛我們,不管我們愛不愛祂,祂仍舊愛我們,因此,守天主的法律是還報天主之愛。讀經二中,說明法律本來就在人的心裏,是天主把它種下的,但天主沒有用法律去束縛我們                                                           而是用法律去幫助我們。我們可把法律比作在陡峭的山路上的欄杆,或校園裏的圍欄,是為保護我們,讓我們安全地上山、下山;讓孩子們可以自由安全地在校園玩耍。

遵守法律(誡命)令我們學習效法天主,並使我們清楚地知道自己正是在真和善的道路上行走,可以分享天主的美善,肖似天主。聖雅各伯勸告信徒「要以柔川之心,接受那種在你們心裏,而能救你們靈魂的聖言」。

福音更一再申明守法着重內心,外表死守法律而內心並不真心誠意,沒有懷着愛和尊重是徒然的。耶穌討厭這種形式主義,稱這種人是假善人。祂要我們時刻保存內心的潔淨和仁愛,那麼我們就自然表現出守誡的行為,完全不必刻意做作了。

 

 The Day God Changed His Mind

August is the month that reminds us that Saint Rocco and his dog, Roquet, were heaven’s first animal rights activists.

St. Rocco, with his faithful canine companion Roquet by his side is beloved in many European places, especially in Calabria and Sicily.

St. Rocco began to wander from village to village accompanied by his little Roquet. Together they served the plague stricken Italy while on a pilgrimage to Rome.

This was the time of the Black Death, the bubonic plague, when Rocco discovered that he could heal the stricken by means of his touch. It was about the year 1327 when the life of the saintly man came to its completion.

Saint Rocco ascended to Heaven, where he was welcomed by St. Peter, the Celestial Gatekeeper. When St. Peter refused to admit Roquet, due to a no pet policy, St. Rocco insisted that the dog  had saved his life. St. Peter replied that a rooster had saved his soul, but that he had never even imagined taking him along in Heaven. Refusing to abandon his faithful companion, St. Rocco sent news of this conflict and reached the ears of God the Father, who commanded that St. Rocco and Roquet be admitted to heaven together.

When St. Peter complained about the neglect of his rooster and threatened to resign his post, the heavenly Father agreed that the famous rooster should also enter.

Then the other saints all made a claim for the animals that served them loyally.

St. Jerome for his lion, St. Calm for his cat, St. Agnes for her lamb, St. Francis for all the other birds and beasts, St. John Bosco for his gray dog.

The Heavenly Father saw that he had no choice. He ordered St. Peter to throw open the Gates of Heaven to every creature who had served his will.

And it was the doing of St. Rocco and his little Roquet.

–Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 August 29, 2021
8:45        Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Intention Gilbert & Esther Lai & Family
12:00     GB De Martini + – In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00        Josie Santos +

Monday                               August 30, 2021
7:00        Wedding Anniversary Fortunato & Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family –  Susan Ortega +

Tuesday                               August 31, 2021
7:00        Lauro Deiparine +
9:00        Evelyn Lavin +– The Emilio Vigo Family +

Wednesday                       September 1, 2021
7:00        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri + – Italo Giannone +

Thursday                             September 2 , 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Edmund Cabaluna + – Lidia Battilana +

Friday                                   September 3, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Frank Germano +
9:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB  + & Fr. Louis Masaoereo, SDB +
Valerie Meehan +

Saturday                              September 4, 2021
7:30        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci + – Queena Maggiora +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +

Baptisms
Elias Josue Edmundo—Koa Macatulad

Marriages
Ante Lovic & Corinne Beaty

Rest-in-Peace
Joseph Cresci – Stephanie Farruggia
Valerie Meehan

 

Particular Items

Madonna della Guardia: Today we honor Madonna della Guardia, beloved by the Genovese the world over. Madonna della Guardia, pray for us!

Salesian Young Adult Mass & More: Hey SSPP Young Adults! Our Salesian YAG is in the process of rebirth. Young adults are invited to attend the Saturday 5:00PM Mass, and we plan for food and events will follow. Email gibbons@salesiansspp.org for more.

 

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

Salesian Jubilees: On Sunday, September 19, at the 5:00PM Mass we will honor a number of our Salesians as they celebrate Jubilees. Join us in thanking those who have given so much.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30. You may also visit the exhibits in the Cathedral’s hall, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. Learn more here.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon Mass. Mass will be followed by the annual Procession to the Fisherman’s Chapel at the Wharf, where there will be  the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet and Memorial Flower sendoff.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 61 parishioners have pledged/paid $31,320, leaving us with a balance of $26,634. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

Church Flowers: Would you like to sponsor a weekend of fresh flowers for your Church? We are inviting parishioners to help beautify the Church in this way, and your intention will be included in the bulletin. Call or email the office for more details.

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 29           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               30           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               31           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         02           World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Thursday             03           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  04           Gregory the Great; Pope, Doctor
Saturday              05           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 06           23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Your gifts of last week:                                                   $2,912.
Second Collection (Parish School):                                 $914.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Ephesians 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32; John 6:60-69. In the first reading, Joshua and the tribes of Israel state their fidelity to the Lord God. In his letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul draws a parallel between a spousal relationship and the radical love between Christ and the Church. In the Gospel, Jesus proclaims that his words are Spirit and life, after which only some of his followers continued as disciples.

 

 

Domenico 21A Del Tempo Ordinario

Molti dicono di essere cattolici anche se la loro vita é in contrasto con quanto dice e insegna la Chiesa. Di fronte alle esigenza radicali del Vangelo si riccorre tacitamente al “buon senso” che spesso diventa un paravento, perché il Vangelo è scomodo. Chiediamo che il Signore ci liberi da ogni compromesso.

 

From the Pastor’s Desk

 

Dear Parishioners,

Our Church has been flexible in allowing the faithful to attend Masses online via livestreaming or social media throughout the pandemic. It is difficult for many of us who want to attend Mass in person. Finally, the pandemic situation improved and the shelter in place was lifted. We were able to attend Mass in person, but some of us still want to attend Mass from home, due to the fear of the surge of Delta variant and of the virus still lingering with us. Perhaps we can reflect on the Scripture passages today and ask ourselves when can we all attend Mass in person? God has never abandoned us. We may abandon God.

In today’s first reading, from the Book of Joshua, Joshua confronts the Israelites and tells them that they should not worship the foreign gods. Instead, they should worship the God who brought their fathers and mothers out of Egypt and continued to journey with them and was present with them to the promised land. God never abandoned them.

St. John’s Gospel today describes how Jesus calls his disciples to follow him. They gave up everything to follow Jesus and witnessed all the miracles, teachings, and healings that Jesus performed. Jesus never abandoned them, but he feels that they may abandon him. Jesus’s followers felt that his teachings and actions were difficult to comprehend. So Jesus asks the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” Peter speaks on our behalf: that we will not abandon Jesus because we need him.

Let us ask ourselves, “Do we also want to leave ‘abandon’ Jesus? I hope we all can respond, “No. To whom shall we go?”

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                                 August 22, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Soul of Lee King Yuk +
12:00     The Pierini & Spes Family + – Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe &                                  Frances Cresci +
5:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

 Monday                                              August 23, 2021
7:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        In Honor of San Rocco – Healing Connie Brady   

Tuesday                                               August 24, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family – Enrichetta Vigo + 

Wednesday                                       August 25, 2021
7:00        Angie Canares +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi + Healing Josephine Oliverio 

Thursday                                             August 26, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Rosario Sederiosa + – Silvano Achiro + 

Friday                                                   August 27, 2021
7:00        Roger Moskaira +
9:00        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi + 

Saturday                                              August 28, 2021
7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        The Giurlani Family +
5:00        Gig Ghiglieri +

 

Baptisms
Matteo Alexander Ackley

Marriages
Cody Wallace & Michelle Francisco

Quinceañera
Aryana Alma Rosa Cadillo

Rest-in-Peace
Silvano Achiro – Stephanie Farruggia

 

Particular Items

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

Thank You & Welcome! Today we have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui following the12 noon Mass.

Young Adult Mass & More: Hey SSPP Young Adults! Our YAG is in the process of rebirth. Young adults are invited to attend the Saturday 5:00PM Mass, and food and events will follow. Email gibbons@salesiansspp.org for more info.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet August 26 from 4:00-6:00PM, via Zoom. The group will discuss “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” by Thornton Wilder. Contact Frank Lavin at frankrlavin@outlook.com for more information.

 

Jim Staley Memorial Date:  We lost a treasured member of the Saints Peter and Paul Family last Sunday, James (Jim) Staley. As Sensei at the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Jim taught generations of boys & girls and young men & women the martial arts, and the self-control, maturity, and self-awareness it inspires. In addition to that, Jim was a big part of practically every Club event for decades. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Joselyn, and his daughters Jasmine and Jade, and to all whom Jim touched so much. Jim’s Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, September 11 at 1:00PM. Due to Covid concerns this will be family only.

In lieu of flowers, the family is seeking donations to pool together for a couple of nonprofits that Jim Staley held close to his heart; Salesian Martial Arts Program and Saints Peter and Paul School.

If you are able to contribute to Jim’s remembrance gift, you can send money via Venmo to Jade Staley (Venmo ID – @jadems). Or if you prefer to donate by check, please send checks to Joselyn Staley at 3212 Shelter Creek LN, San Bruno, CA 94066. Jade will be using her employer matching program to donate this money to both nonprofits, which is a 3:1 matching program.

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30. You may also visit the exhibits in the Cathedral’s hall, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 60 parishioners have pledged/paid $30,120, leaving us with a balance of $33,909. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $27,834 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 22           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               23           Rose of Lima; Virgin
Tuesday               24           Bartholomew; Apostle
Wednesday         25           Louis; King, Joseph Calasanz; Priest
Thursday             26           Weekday on Ordinary Time
Friday                   27           Monica
Saturday               28           Augustine; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                  29           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                      $3,131.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                  $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Revelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Corinthians 15: 20-27; Luke 1: 39-56. Today’s first reading describes the struggle between good and evil, using the image of a woman giving birth to the Anointed One. The second reading speaks of Christ raising up his own at the end of time. The Gospel tells of the visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth, recalling Mary’s openness and courage in doing God’s will.

 

 Assunzione B. V. Maria

Con fede e grande gioia la Chiesa celebra il mistero di Maria Santissima Assunta al cielo. In lei vediamo realizzata la primizia della redenzione. La solennità odierna ci offre la regola di vita: la potenza di Dio, viene in soccorso dell’ uomo per liberarlo dal male nella realizzazione del bene. Maria santissima pone la sua vita a servizio di Dio, al quale risponde con amore.

 

From the Pastor’s Desk (Guest Column):

Friends, ready for a bit of local history?

Immediately following the devastating fire of September 7, 1962, which destroyed St. Mary’s  Cathedral, Archbishop Joseph McGucken began the process of constructing a new Cathedral.

Preliminary sketches for the new cathedral were been submitted, sketches that ranged from traditional to California mission-style.

The heated controversies that resulted from these traditional preliminary sketches, convinced the Archbishop to scrap the proposed plans and hire the innovative architect Pietro Belluschi of MIT and Pier Luigi Nervi, specialist on large scale structures.

Ground was broken in August, 1965; the cornerstone was blessed on December 13, 1967, and the building completed by 1970. The new cathedral, dedicated to our Blessed Lady of the Assumption was formally blessed on May 5, 1971.

In his powerful dedicatory sermon, Archbishop John Quinn captured the magnificence and importance of St. Mary’s:

“Like sunshine in a summer shower, the cathedral reveals the impalpable rainbow of the immaterial world’. It is vision and hope… The sheer, fresh beauty, ever ancient, ever new, is too great for mortal vision. The immense splendor of this symphony of stone and glory cry out in praise of Him who was, who is, and who is to come.”

Thank you, loyal and generous San Francisco Catholics for not following the anti-cathedral protesters of the day and joining instead your archbishop in erecting such a magnificent house of worship in honor of our Blessed Lady of the Assumption.

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (1971-2021)!

–Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 August 15, 2021
8:45        Ettorina Cardella & Family + – Mrs. Queena Maggiora +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + – Mrs. Antoinette Aliotti +
5:00        50th Wedding Anniversary Jim & Kathy Spes 

Monday                               August 16, 2021
7:00        In Honor of San Rocco from Fortunato D’Ascoli
9:00        Ms. Josie Santos + – Intention Mrs. Maureen Clark 

Tuesday                               August 17, 2021
7:00        Mr. Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Ms. Joan Aiello + – Mr. Carmelo Santiago +

Wednesday                       August 18, 2021
7:00        Mr. Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Mr. Frank Tognotti + 

Thursday                             August 19, 2021
7:00        Dr. Joseph Pristi +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio  

Friday                                   August 20, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Mr. Alfredo Sia Lu +
9:00        Mr. Ralph Lavin + – Mr. Jim Staley +

Saturday                              August 21, 2021
7:30        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families + 

 

Marriages
Scott Easel & Jing Jing

 Rest-in-Peace
James Staley

 

Particular Items

Salesian Professions: Today at the 5:00pm Mass, two Salesian Brothers will make their religious vows. They are Novice: Reegan Ledet (First Profession) and Brother: Khoa Pham (Perpetual Profession). Please pray for them as they take this important step!

Jim Staley: We lost a treasured member of the Saints Peter and Paul Family last Sunday, James (Jim) Staley. As Sensei at the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Jim taught generations of boys & girls and young men & women the martial arts, and the self-control, maturity, and self-awareness it inspires. In addition to that, Jim was a big part of practically every Club event for decades. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Joselyn, and his daughters Jasmine and Jade, and to all whom Jim touched so much. Jim’s Memorial Mass HAD been scheduled for Tuesday, August 17, but has been postponed. We will share the new date when we have it.

In lieu of flowers, the family is seeking donations to pool together for a couple of nonprofits that Jim Staley held close to his heart; Salesian Martial Arts Program and Saints Peter and Paul School.

If you are able to contribute to Jim’s remembrance gift, you can send money via Venmo to Jade Staley (Venmo ID – @jadems). Or if you prefer to donate by check, please send checks to Joselyn Staley at 3212 Shelter Creek LN, San Bruno, CA 94066. Jade will be using her employer matching program to donate this money to both nonprofits, which is a 3:1 matching program.

Mark your Calendars! We will have  a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. PLEASE RSVP so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. Please call 415-421-0809 or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 59 parishioners have pledged/paid $27,070, leaving us with a balance of $30,884. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! Please help us meet this obligation.


Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

 

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30. You may also visit the exhibits in the Cathedral’s hall, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. Learn more here.

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 15           The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday               16           Stephen of Hungary
Tuesday               17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             19           John Eudes; Priest
Friday                  20           Bernard; Abbot, Doctor
Saturday              21           Pius X; Pope
Sunday                 22           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of July 11:                                                   $2,697.
July 11 Second Collection (Mission Appeal):         $3,418.
Your gifts of July 25:                                                   $2,663.
July 25 Second Collection (Parish School):                 $951.
Your Gifts of August 1:                                                $2,542.
Your gifts of last week:                                                $3,481.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                            $17,066.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

I Kings 19:4-8; Ephesians 4:30-5:2; John 6: 41-51. In the first reading, Elijah prays for death. But an angel of the Lord tells him to get up and eat. Elijah does, then walks for 40 days and nights to Mount Horeb. Saint Paul urges the Ephesians to be imitators of God. In the Gospel, Jesus declares that he is the bread of life which he will give for the life of the world.

 

Domenico 19A del Tempo Ordinario

 Sulla scena della storia sono apparsi uomini che hanno preteso di soddisfare le nostre aspettative. Ma è arrivata puntuale la delusione. Occorre essere “pane” spezzato, mangiato indistintamente da tutti, per adempiere al compito di rinnovare la vita.

 

常年期第十九主日

沒有人願意使愛自己的人憂鬱和傷心,也沒有人喜歡別人使自己傷心和失望。今天聖保祿宗徒給我們很有用的教訓,他說:「你們不要使天主的聖神憂鬱。」我們和聖神的關係有這麼重要嗎?我們的行為會使天主傷心和快樂嗎?答案是:當然!因為這是愛的關係,愛一個人,會為他的行為感到喜樂或傷心。天主愛我們,祂的最大願望是我們幸福 ,而得救是最大的幸福。我們領洗的時候受了聖神的「印證」,聖神在我們心內,光照我們 , 使我們能明認真理,在靈性生命中日益成長 ,保證我們永遠得救。不良的行為是無知,可以說是和聖神失了聯絡,使天主的聖寵不能順利到來 ,也就影響我們的得救。同樣,我們良好的行為也可以加增聖寵。因此,我們要小心,不可犯罪將聖寵從自己的心中趕出 。

聖保祿宗徒向我們指出使聖神憂鬱的因由:毒辣 、 怨恨、忿怒、爭吵、毀謗以及一切邪惡。他也教我們怎樣使天主喜樂,那就是效法耶穌,「要彼此相待,要良善,要仁慈,互相寬恕,如同天主在基督內寬恕了我們一樣。」

今天,讓我們好好地讀《厄弗所書》第四、

 

From the Pastor’s Desk (Guest Column):

To wake up we take strong coffee.

To boost our energy, there is Monster or Red Bull.

There are slimming teas or non-fattening milk.

Vitamin supplements line up our drugstore counters.

So many potions and elixirs exist to bring about a variety of desirable results.

What if there were a potion or food that would guarantee eternal life? Wouldn’t we all rush to possess it in great quantity in order to be able to regularly take it?

We are forever looking for the fountain of youth, the nourishment that will prolong our lives with quality for as long as it is possible to.

Then there’s Jesus who declares, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

Who or what are we more willing to believe and nourish ourselves with?

The answer will be come from how we live. If we follow Jesus, the answer will come from the way we spend our lives and resources in generosity and dedication for the good of all Jesus has given his life for.

For we are what we eat. Who or what we nourish ourselves with will show up in who we grow to become. Just as potions and elixirs, vitamins, protein bars and medications transform us, nourishing ourselves with the Lord Jesus will change us and make us like himself.

Potions, elixirs, vitamins and medication only work for a time and they can have side effects.

Only those who are nourished by the Lord Jesus will live a quality of life forever.

–Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                August 8, 2021

8:45        Virginia Sanguinetti + – The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
10:15     Maria Michael +
12:00     GB DeMartini + – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter & Paul

Monday                              August 9, 2021
7:00        Fred Balistreri +
9:00        Vic & Lena D’Acquisto +              

Tuesday                               August 10, 2021
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of  Luigi Marciano +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini + 

Wednesday                        August 11, 2021
7:00        Madeline Curreri +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                             August 12, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Sam Sultana + 

Friday                                   August 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Annette & Tom Lazio + 

Saturday                              August 14, 2021
7:30        Robert Ferriter +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano + – Terence P. Havey+
5:00        Harvey Wilbur Itzaina +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Liana Giovannini Figone

 

Particular Items

Regular Confession Schedule Resuming: Starting the first Saturday of August regular confessions in the confessionals will be heard from 4-5:00PM on Saturdays. You may also make an appointment  by calling the parish office.

50th Anniversary of St. Mary’s Cathedral: On August 15, 2021, the Solemnity of the Assumption, the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of dedication. The special Mass begins at 11:00AM, and everyone is welcome!

Salesian Professions: On Sunday, August 15 at the 5:00pm Mass, two Salesian Brothers will make their religious vows. They are Novice: Reegan Ledet (First Profession) and Brother: Khoa Pham (Perpetual Profession). Please pray for them as they take this important step!

Speaking of the Salesians: Here’s a great picture of Fr. Tho and Fr. Tom when they travelled down to Camp St. Francis in Aptos to say the Holy Mass for the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Summer Camp. Lots of familiar faces:

 

And Speaking of the Boys and Girls’ Club: They hosted National Night Out on Tuesday, a chance to honor and have fun with our good SFPD. Here’s a couple of nice pix:

 

Mark your Calendars! We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. PLEASE RSVP so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. Please call 415-421-0809 or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Thursday, August 26 at 4PM by Zoom. We will discuss “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” by Thornton Wilder. A movie version of the book is available as well. We will continue our discussion of “Catching Fire,’ by Fr. Albert Haase. No reading is necessary to attend. For information, contact Frank Lavin (415-310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net). 75 minutes.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 55 parishioners have pledged/paid $25,345, leaving us with a balance of $32,609. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Sacristan Position Available: We are currently looking for a second sacristan. If you’d like to apply for this position, please email gibbons@salesiansspp.org or call 415-421-0809.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

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

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                08           19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday              09           Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; Virgin, Martyr
Tuesday              10           Lawrence; Deacon, Martyr
Wednesday        11           Clare; Virgin
Thursday            12           Jane Frances de Chantal; Religious
Friday                  13           Pontian; Pope & Hippolytus; Priest, Martyrs
Saturday             14           Maximillian Kolbe; Priest Martyr
Sunday                15           The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Your gifts of July 25 & August 1 will be published next week.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35. As the Israelites wander through the desert, the Lord hears their cry and feeds them with bread from heaven. Saint Paul challenges the Ephesians to walk in the way of righteousness and holiness of truth so that their lives are different from nonbelievers. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the people not to work for food that perishes, saying, I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.

 

 Domenico 18A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il dono più grande che Dio ci fa è cogliere il messaggio d’amore che con il suo gesto intende comunicare. Viviamo nell’universo spirituale di Dio? Siamo frenati dalle nostre ingordigie umane? Dalle risposte scopriremo l’abiso che separa colui che ama dall amato.

 

 常年期第十八主日

今天所讀的是舊約聖經出谷紀,述說猶太人在曠野中,說人因為在曠野缺水缺食物,口出怨言,而在福音中,群眾因為吃飽了餅而來尋找耶穌,而不是因為信祂而來。他們都是因為暫時的利益來找耶穌,不是為信耶穌而尋找祂。天主要求我們的是信,而不是貪圖現在暫時的利益。祂說:「你們不要為那會朽壞食糧勞碌,卻要為那能給予永生的食糧而工作。」他們一聽到「永生」,以為是肉體不死,就連忙問:「我們應做什麼,才算做了天主的所要的工作?……祢行什麼神蹟,好讓我們看見而信祢呢?」最後又說:「先生請常常把這食糧賜給我們吧。」可見他們一直從現世的利益利着眼。一個人如果祇顧眼前的利益,很難看見更遠的境界,更難相信耶穌所要顯示的。福音中那些群眾祇能看到滋養他們身體的食糧,不能看到更滋養他們靈魂的食糧 — 那從天而降把生命賜給世人的耶穌聖體。

一個人必需以信德去接受聖體奧跡的道理。古往今來不少人以他們的血去為這奧跡作見證,不少教會的聖師和教父也給我們宣講和教導有關這奧跡。我們必需以虔敬和謙遜的心去接受。

我們中國人的信字可以清楚表達信德的道理:「信」字由「人」字和「言」字合成。意思是「信」是因為聽別人所說的而不是親眼看見的,親眼看見的就是知道了,而不是信了。信不必看見,也不必明白。

From Fr. Tho: We have been going through the pandemic for over a year and many families went hungry. During the pandemic, newspapers reported that the Food Bank and other organizations had set up tents in a parking lot to distribute food to these families. We are fortune to live in the country where there is always plenty of food. We probably will not get hungry physically, but we may be hungry spiritually.

Today’s first reading from the Book of Exodus tells us that the Israelites were hungry and so Moses asked God to provide food for them. God sent the mana and quails from heaven to them in the desert to fulfill their hunger.

In last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus miraculously multiplied the bread and fish to feed more than five thousand people. Jesus fulfilled their hunger with physical food, but they still hungered for spiritual food. They wanted Jesus to be with them to teach, to cure the sick, and to give them food.

In today’s Gospel of St. John, Jesus tells people “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” Jesus promises us to fulfill the spiritual food that is we have to imitate him to love and care for others.

Let us challenge ourselves by asking: whom we do not love? and about whom do we not care? So that we can reach out to them with actions and say “we love you and care about you.”

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB,
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 August 1, 2021

8:45        Birthday of Mr. Andrew Tia – Mr. Albert Salera +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Ms. Carla Ferrando + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Mr. Fred Damato + 

Monday                                               August 2, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Mr. Andrew Marenzi +
9:00        Birthday of Mr. Sean M. Bugayong – Ms. Rita J. Havey +

Tuesday                                               August 3, 2021
7:00        Larry & the Birthday of Stephanie Adams
9:00        Happy Birthday & Special Blessings  Baby Luca Maranghi

Wednesday                                       August 4, 2021
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB  + – Mr. Francesco Barsanti +
9:00        Mr. Gaetano Alioto + 

Thursday                                             August 5, 2021
7:00        Mr. Joseph Leo Torre & Family + – Ms. Josie Santos +
9:00        Mr. Antonio Corona +

Friday                                                  August 6, 2021
7:00        Stefana & Giuseppe Alioto +
9:00        Mr. Giuseppe Lucchesi +

 Saturday                              August  7, 2021
7:30        Mr. Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Mr. Robert Figone +
 5:00        Joseph & Carmella Greco +

 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
In Honor of the Infant of Prague – Intention the Clark Family – Intention Catherine & John Meagher -Intention Maureen Meagher – Intention the Toal Family – Intention the Murphy Family
For each intention mentioned in the group above, individual Masses will be said in our Schools or Missions.

 

Baptisms
Heaven Coleman
Gianni Brayden Rocco – Romy Gia Rocco

Marriages
Jose Luis Ramirez & Patricia Pizarro
Andrew Rossi & Theresa Lois Fisher

Rest-in-Peace
Agnes Claire Kozel – Joseph Cresci

 

Particular Items

Livestream Changes: Beginning this week we are reducing the Mass livestreaming to one Mass (9:00AM weekdays and   8:45AM Sundays).

Regular Confession Schedule Resuming: Starting the first Saturday of August (August 7) regular confessions in the confessionals will be heard from 4-5:00PM on Saturdays. Until then, please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

National Night Out! Support the SFPD! This Tuesday, August 3, from 5-7:00PM, the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will once again host National Night Out in the playground. National Night Out is a chance for communities to meet and show appreciation to their police officers. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship with the good SFPD this Tuesday night!

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

Salesian Professions: On Sunday, August 15 at the 5:00pm Mass, two Salesian Brothers will make their religious vows. They are Novice: Reegan Ledet (First Profession) and Brother: Khoa Pham (Perpetual Profession). Please pray for them as they take this important step!

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 54 parishioners have pledged/paid $24,045, leaving us with a balance of $33,909. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Sacristan Position Available: We are currently looking for a second sacristan. If you’d like to apply for this position, please email gibbons@salesiansspp.org or call 415-421-0809.

Mark your Calendars! We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. Please call 415-421-0809 or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

The Year of St. Joseph: The noted mystic Catherine Anne Emmerich had visions of St. Joseph as a young man: “To begin with, I saw him working with a carpenter at Lebona. This was the place where he first really learnt his craft. His master had his dwelling against some ancient walls which ran from the town along a narrow ledge of hill, like a road leading up to some ruined castle. . .  His master was a poor man, and made mostly only such common things  . . . Joseph was very devout, good, and simple-minded, everybody loved him. I saw him helping his master very humbly in all sorts of ways—picking up shavings, collecting wood, and carrying it back on his shoulders. In later days he passed by here with the Blessed Virgin on one of their journeys, and I think he visited his former workshop with her. . . .

Joseph was very devout and prayed fervently for the coming of the Messiah. He was just engaged in building beside his dwelling a more retired room for prayer, when an angel appeared to him and told him not to do this, for, as once the patriarch Joseph at about this time had, by God’s will, been made overseer of all the corn of Egypt, so he, the second Joseph, should now be entrusted with the care of the granary of salvation. Joseph in his humility did not understand this, and gave himself up to continual prayer, till he received the call to betake himself to Jerusalem to become by divine decree the spouse of the Blessed Virgin.”—Excerpts from “The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Anne Catherine Emmerich.

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                01           18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday              02           Eusebius of Vercelli; Bishop, Peter Julian Eymard; Priest
Tuesday              03           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        04           John Vianney; Priest
Thursday            05           The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Friday                 06           The Transfiguration of the Lord
Saturday             07           Sixtus II; Pope. & Companions; Martyrs, Cajetan; Priest
Sunday                08           19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of July 24/25 will be published next week.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:15. In today’s first treading, Elisha the prophet directs his protesting servant to give his barley loaves to the people to eat. The Lord multiplies this offering and feeds a hundred people, with some left over. Paul urges the Ephesians to live in humility, working to preserve unity. In the Gospel, Jesus feeds five thousand people with five barley loaves and two fish.

 Domenico 17A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Gli immigrati venuti in Italia attratti dal miraggio di migliorare la propria condizione, si trovano in grande difficoltà. Gesù ci obbliga a rivedere i nostri comportamenti a confronto della sua compassione così concreta. Egli sfama con il pane del miracolo la gente che lo seguiva da giorni. Le nostro Eucaristie sono dei veri “banchetti” di condivisione e di vita?

 

 常年期第十七主日

今天的讀經一和福音都記錄了同樣的增餅奇跡。一個從巴耳沙里沙來的人給了厄里叟二十個麥餅  , 天主藉厄里叟行了奇跡,使一百人吃飽;福音記載一個孩子把自己帶來的五個大麥餅和兩條魚給耶穌, 祂用了餅和魚,使五千人吃飽。全能的天主本來能從無中完成一切  , 可是祂願意人和祂合作。儘管人所能做到的畢竟很少,但天主仍希望人能為他們的弟兄付出。帶着餅和魚的孩子把自己的食糧交出,他不理會有沒機會吃到一小塊自己的餅和魚,也許就是他這種慷慨精神,感動耶穌,使祂行了這偉大的奇跡。

從這事件中,我們可以看到,祇要人肯稍稍付出  一些代價, 天主一定以千百倍加給我們。人若做好他應做的一分,仁慈的天主,一定會使這善行產生效果的。 今天這麼多人受着饑寒、疾病、無家的痛苦,是不是由於一些人自私自利,不顧自己的兄弟  ?

耶穌關懷人肉體上的物質需要,也關懷人精神上的需要。今天這段增餅的事跡也是最後晚餐時建立聖體聖事的預象

From the Pastor’s Desk, Guest Column: The first reading from the 2nd Book of Kings informs us that “A man came from Baal-Shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God, twenty barley loaves. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.” But the servant objected. “How can I set this before a hundred people?”

Of course the servant objected. He feared for his life. Just imagine going in front of a hundred starving men with a meager twenty loaves of bread! No way, not me, they will tear me to pieces.

George Steinbrenner comes to mind.

George of the NYY, of course, sent to us at the Salesian Mission in Sierra Leone in West Africa, a very generous quantity of NYY baseball caps.

A young volunteer from California was entrusted the caps of the famous baseball team and the task to organize an orderly distribution  of the caps. As the distribution was underway inside the Salesian Center, the number of children easily doubled in the blink of an eye. Many more children and non- children took the Salesian center by assault in the hope of getting a free NYY baseball cap. As you would expect, the exercise quickly turned out to be an ugly confrontation.

Now you know why Elisha’s servant refused to go in front of a hundred hungry men with a paltry twenty freshly baked French loaves of bread.

Now you know why Jesus engaged the help of twelve plus friends for an orderly distribution of the bread of his own making.

Now you know why Jesus demanded that everyone be seated on the green grass, otherwise no bread for you today.

Happy Day of the Lord!

Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                July 25, 2021
8:45        Tommaso Sanfilippo + – Frank Martini +
10:15     Alan Cabito +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul  – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Domenico, Francesco, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci + 

Monday                               July 26, 2021
7:00        Guilia Ghio & Albertina Sultana + – Robert Figone +
9:00        Milagros Lavin +

Tuesday                               July 27, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti + – Terry V. Landini-Brennan +
9:00        Gianni Cauterucci +

Wednesday                       July 28, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family + – Bob McConnell +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                             July 29, 2021
7:00        Bob Figone +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Friday                                   July 30, 2021
7:00        Robert Figone +
9:00        Giuseppe Cannavo +

Saturday                              July 31, 2021

7:30        Birthday of Susan B. Gamboa +  & Anniversary of the Death of Robert Fuller +                                Charlene Haught Johnson +
9:00        The Giurlani Family +
5:00        Fiorella Banducci +

Baptisms
Marconi Leu

Rest-in-Peace
Charlene Haught Johnson

 

Particular Items

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

Livestream Changes: Beginning in August we are reducing the Mass livestreaming to one Mass (9:00AM weekdays and  just one Mass on Sundays) Let us know your thoughts on which Sunday Mass should stream.

Regular Confession Schedule Resuming: Starting the first Saturday of August (August 7) regular confessions in the confessionals will be heard from 4-5:00PM on Saturdays. Until then, please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

Salesian Professions: On Sunday, August 15 at the 5:00pm Mass, two Salesian Brothers will make their religious vows. They are Novice: Reegan Ledet (First Profession) and Brother: Khoa Pham (Perpetual Profession). Please pray for them as they take this important step!

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 54 parishioners have pledged/paid $24,045, leaving us with a balance of $33,909. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Sacristan Position Available: We are currently looking for a second sacristan. If you’d like to apply for this part-time position, please email gibbons@salesiansspp.org or call 415-421-0809.

Administrative Job Opening: Parishioner Frank Lavin has an opening at his Fishermen’s Wharf investment advisory office for part-time administrative employment (25-30 hours/week). Contact him for more information (frank.lavin@securitiesamerica.com, 415-310-8551)

Mark your Calendars! We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. Please call 415-421-0809 or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

The Year of St. Joseph: Joseph, Patron of the Pro-Life Movement: “Imagine St. Joseph, the solicitous husband looking for ways to ease Mary’s burden as she grew great with child, ready to sacrifice for her and the treasure she carried. Recall the Nativity scene—would not Joseph have been the first to hold the tiny Savior after His mother? Envision Joseph pacing the stable with the Christ child in his arms, allowing Mary some much-needed rest, especially in those first days and months postpartum. Jesus needed a mother and a strong protector and provider. Joseph of Nazareth was the man.

Perhaps the most compelling reason to call St. Joseph Patron of the Unborn is his vital intervention in rescuing the Savior of mankind from Herod’s wrath. When an edict was established that every male child 2 years and younger be slain, it was St. Joseph who woke from sleep as soon as the angel warned: “Rise, take the Child and His mother, flee to Egypt and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.” (Mt 2:13) Humble Joseph trusted heaven more than his own judgment. He was obedient to God’s message and faithfully protected the two greatest treasures ever to walk on earth, Jesus and Mary.” –Catholic Life, Diocese of LaCrosse, WI.

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will also be a special reunion for SSPP Alumni in the schoolyard from 6-9PM. $25 covers two drinks and hearty appetizers. People with questions can contact Mary Kate Del Campo directly at: community@sspeterpaulsf.org and you can register at sts-peter-paul-school.square.site

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 25           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               26           Joachim & Ann; Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday               27           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         28           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             29           Martha; Disciple
Friday                   30           Peter Chrysologus; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday              31           Ignatius of Loyola; Priest
Sunday                 01           18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of July 10-11:                                                 $2,685.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                               $17,066.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34. In the first reading, the Lord holds past leaders accountable for the scattering of God’s people. Jeremiah prophesies the return from exile and restoration of a noble king. Paul shares the good news that through Christ Jesus, all people are reconciled to God and have access in one Spirit to the Father. In the Gospel, Jesus and the Apostles seek to get away from the crowds and rest, but the cannot. Jesus’ heart is moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.

 Domenico 16A Del Tempo Ordinario

Occorre aprire il proprio cuore a Colui che si è fatto nostro pastore, donando la sua vita. Molte persone sono disorientate dal comportamento di coloro che pensano solo ai propri interessi, chiudenosi in se stessi e nel disinteresse.

 常年期第十六主日

 瑪爾谷福音6:30-34,記述耶穌派門徒們出外傳教,他們全神専注於救靈工作上,緊急和辛勞,瑪爾谷兩次記載了他們連吃飯的時間也沒有。傳揚福音是件重要的事,有時為了救人靈魂,我們可能改變自己原有的計劃。但不能做出超過我們體能的事。耶穌叫門徒們來到身邊  ,要他們私下到荒野的地方休息一會。耶穌教我們要有普通常識,努力做傳教工作固然是件好事,但不能超出自己體力,必需要休息。怎樣休息呢?不是什麼事情都不做,而是把心神放在耶穌身邊,靜下來,和祂一起祈禱。這是最有效的「充電」方法,使我們恢復體力,振作精神。內心寧靜便能聽到上主的話,好能在日常生活中付諸實行。

每個身為耶穌信徒的人都有做宗徒事業的責任 ,   這責任可以在家庭、在學校,在工作場所實行出來,但不管怎樣辛勞或怎樣微小的工作,做的時候如果有祈禱的心,求耶穌幫助,事情一定會做得比較好

  

From Fr. Ramon: Why do we drive Toyotas, wear Nikes, drink Gatorade, put on Avon make-up?

It’s because we listen and pay attention to their advertisements.

We believe who we pay attention to.

There are so many voices around us that send messages and fight for our attention every moment of our waking day. We allow them to help us decide what to eat, what to wear, where to go, what to do.

God’s voice is also among these voices calling for our attention. If we pay close attention, we shall hear his voice – the voice of his Word of Life.

Right now, over our heads, there are thousands of frequencies broadcasting messages and tunes. We shall, however, only hear the broadcast we tune into with our receivers.

We need to form ourselves into good receivers to tune into God’s broadcast station.

“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” Jesus tells us this Sunday.

By habitually quieting ourselves down and spending quality time with the Lord is how we shall grow to recognize his voice and his messages that constantly fill the space of our daily lives. If we are able to dedicate moments of our day with the Word of God – and for us the Word of God is not simply what’s in Scripture, but more than that, the Word of God is Someone who has become one of and still lives and moves among us – Jesus Christ – then we shall grow to be sensitive to and discern God’s voice, God’s messages and God’s calling out to us amidst the noise and innumerable voices of those who try to convince us, with a plethora of advertisements, to buy their products mostly for their own profit.

Jesus is the best of all preachers because he “walks his talk”. He spent a lot of quiet quality time in dialogue with God. So he truly is the Shepherd who leads us to everlasting “verdant pastures”. Who else shall we pay close attention to?

Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                July 18, 2021
8:45        Mr. & Mrs. Marco & Sabina Zolezzi + – Mr. Luigi Marciano +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Ms. Carla Ferrando + – Birthday of  Mrs. Lucia Tedesco-Montalvo +
5:00        Mr. Vincent Gagliardi +

Monday                               July 19, 2021
7:00        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
9:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini + – Birthday of Harry Diamond +

Tuesday                               July 20, 2021
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                       July 21, 2021
7:00        Luigi, Rosa & Hilda Mangini & Mr. Frank Lucier +
9:00        Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Jacqueline Longinotti + – Mrs. Claudesta Gould +

Thursday                             July 22, 2021
7:00        Mr. Evaret Jorgensen +
9:00        Juanita Cong + & Mariano Uy +

Friday                                   July 23, 2021
7:00        Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00        Birthday of Mrs. Teresa Bonjean + – George Muntean +

Saturday                              July 24, 2021
7:30        Mr. Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Special Blessings for Daniel Ortega
5:00        Mr. Gig Ghiglieri +

Marriages
Jimmy Tobin & Adriana Diakite

 

Particular Items

Livestream Changes: Beginning in August we are reducing the Mass livestreaming to one Mass (9:00AM weekdays and  just one Mass on Sundays) Let us know your thoughts on which Sunday Mass should stream.

Regular Confession Schedule Resuming: Starting the first Saturday of August (August 7) regular confessions in the confessionals will be heard from 4-5:00PM on Saturdays. Until then, please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour is from 7:00-8:00PM.

Salesian Professions: On Sunday, August 15 at the 5:00pm Mass, two Salesian Brothers will make their religious vows. They are Novice: Reegan Ledet (First Profession) and Brother: Khoa Pham (Perpetual Profession). Please pray for them as they take this important step!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 54 parishioners have pledged/paid $24,045 leaving us with a balance of $33,909. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

The Year of St. Joseph: “‘Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously’…. ‘How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?‘” (Lk 2: 48-49).

In this simple, family conversation between Mother and Son, which we heard a few moments ago in the Gospel, we find the characteristics of Joseph’s holiness. They correspond to God’s plan for him, which he, being the just man that he was, would fulfil with marvelous fidelity.

‘Your father and I have been looking for you anxiously’, Mary said. ‘I must be in my Father’s house’, Jesus replies. It is precisely these words of the Son that help us to understand the mystery of Joseph’s ‘fatherhood’. In reminding his parents of the primacy of the One whom he called ‘my Father’, Jesus reveals the truth about Mary’s and Joseph’s role. The latter was truly Mary’s “husband” and Jesus’ “father”, as she affirmed when she said: ‘Your father and I have been looking for you’. But his being a husband and father is totally subordinate to that of God. This is how Joseph of Nazareth was called, in turn, to become one of Jesus’ disciples: by dedicating his life to serving the only-begotten Son of the Father and of his Virgin Mother, Mary.

It is a mission that he continues to carry out for the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, to which he never fails to give his provident care, as he did for the humble family of Nazareth.”- St. Pope John Paul II, 2001.

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 18           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               19           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               20           Apollinaris; Bishop, Martyr
Wednesday         21           Lawrence of Brindisi; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday             22           Mary Magdalene
Friday                   23           Bridget; Religious
Saturday              24           Sharbel Makhlüf
Sunday                 25           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                $2,679.
Second Collection (Mission Appeal):       $3,418.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!