Exodus 22:20-26; I Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Matthew 22:34-40. In the first reading, the Lord tells the Israelites the laws regarding treatment of aliens, widows, and orphans, and the lending of money to the poor. Paul compliments the Thessalonians for their faith and for becoming a model for all the believers…not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has gone forth. In the Gospel, a scholar of the law tests Jesus, regarding the greatest commandment in the law. Jesus answers with two commandments, concerning love of God and love of neighbor.

 

Domenico 30A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Al di sopra dei beni sta la persona umana. Ad esse bisogna saper guardare con aperture di cuore e con disponibilità alla misericordia. Che crede in Dio riconosce veramente quant’è grande la dignità dell’uomo creato a sua imagine e somiglianza. Si tratta di cogliere il disegno di Dio, lungo il cammino della vità.

 

 常年期第三十主日

 今天的讀經一和福音都集中在愛天主和愛人這兩條重大的誡命上。讀經一教我們應該幫助有急需的、無依的人,也不要苛待和壓迫工人。就像孔子說的:「己所不欲,勿施於人。」今天讀的是馬竇福音的最後一章(二十二章)。在這裏,耶穌反覆叮呤,最重要的誡命是「全心、全靈、全意愛上主,你的天主。還有一條與它相似,就是愛近人如你自己。」

耶穌要我們不必像以前以色列人那樣牢記許多誡命,而是找出最重要的誡命,就是「愛主愛人」,不過不單記得就算了,還要要身體力行,把這愛的誡命實踐出來。因為聖若望宗徒說:「假如有人說:『我愛天主』 ,但卻不愛自己的兄弟,便是說謊,因為不愛自己看見的弟兄的,就不能愛自己所看不見天主。」

星期三(11/01)是諸聖節,這天的福音《真福八端》,耶穌鼓勵、提醒我們,古往今來的聖人就是活出了這八端真福的教訓,他們是我們的模範。星期四是追思已亡日,我們為教內已去世的的兄弟姊妹祈禱,使他們早日得享永遠福樂。

 

 

From Fr. Gael: Sometimes we have the capacity to complicate things. Look at the numbers of laws which were part of the Jewish code of conduct. Several hundred! Moses brings it down to ten, dictated by God on Sinai. And then Jesus brings it down to two. Now we have some kind of hope of keeping up with it. But do not be deceived. Jesus’ reduction down to Love of God and Love of neighbor is not simplistic. It is far more challenging than the few words imply. Choosing to love others is not necessarily easy, and sometimes loving some of those closest to us is a challenge for whatever the reason. So fewer laws does not make for an easier task. It actually centers our life focus in a very specific way. Each of us knows where the challenge lies for us. And so, to make the challenge even more focused, we hear Jesus say: “Love one another as I have loved you.” And we know where the LOVE of Jesus leads.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Allan Fingerhut – Les MacDonald
Frank Cresci

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                October 25, 2020
7:30        Donna, Frances, &  John Traverso +
8:45        Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe & Frances Cresci +
10:15     Angela Canepa +
11:45     Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Special Blessings for Dino Ortega
5:00        Intention Sharon Roso

 Monday                              October 26, 2020
7:00        Genoveva Martinez Buenaventura +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of John Bonjean + 

Tuesday                               October 27, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona + 

Wednesday                        October 28, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Costantino Laurent + 

Thursday                             October 29, 2020
7:00        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Friday                                   October 30, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Victoria Bugayong +
9:00        In Honor of St. Jude

Saturday                             October 31, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        In Honor of and Thanksgiving to St. Jude
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Particular Items

Resumption of Masses in the Church: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular schedule, except that on Sundays, until further notice, Masses will be at 8:45 (English) ; 10:15AM (Chinese/English); 1:00 (Italian/English) & 5:00PM. (English).

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

Second Collection: This weekend we have a second collection for the school. Please be generous!

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

All Souls: November is the month of all the faithful departed. There are All Souls envelopes on the tables by the entrances to the Church. You may turn them in to the sacristan, put them in the collection basket, or turn them in to the parish office.

All Saints Day: This year, All Saints Day falls on a Sunday, November 1.

40 Days For Life Fall Campaign: Defend FINAL WEEK! 40 Days For Life Fall Campaign will be held at Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco, from September 23 to November 1. Vigil hours are: Monday: 11am to 7pm; Tuesday: 8am to 7pm; Wednesday: 8am to 5pm; Thursday: 8am to 7pm; Friday: 8am to 5pm; Saturday: 8am to 5pm; and Sunday (at Planned Parenthood’s soon-to-be-opened Bush Street location at 1522 Bush St.) 9am to 2pm. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start that again, in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Don Bosco Study Group: The group will meet by Zoom on Thursday, October 22, 4pm, Zoom and discuss Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s book, “The Leopard.” You can rent the 1963 movie starring Burt Lancaster on Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Leopard-English-Sub-titles-Burt-Lancaster/dp/ or watch it in Italian on YouTube. Meetings are approximately seventy-five minutes and include a short talk on a spiritual topic (20th century martyrs for this meeting). For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary. All are welcome

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form here.

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

Religious Education – 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.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form  here and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 25           30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               26           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               27           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         28           Simon and Jude; Apostles
Thursday             29           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  30           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              31           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 01           All Saints Day

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Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Matthew 22:15-21. In the first reading, the Lord says to his anointed, Cyrus…I have called you by your name. Through Cyrus, all will know there is no God besides the Lord. In the second reading, Paul, Silvanus and Timothy greet the Thessalonian Church with thanksgiving and affirmation. In the Gospel, Jesus’ opponents question him about the lawfulness of paying taxes. Jesus sees their hypocrisy and answers, repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.

Domenico 29A Del Tempo Ordinario

La Chiesa ha sempre insegnato I doveri civici e pregato per I governanti, anche quando l’hanno perseguitata. Ma il culto è dovuto solo al Signore. Ciascuno deve lavorare con coraggio e fiducia per introdurre la fede la speranza e la carità del mondo, così com’è, convinto che il Vangelo è “potenza di Dio e azione dello Spirito Santo.”

 

常年期第二十九主日

歷史中每一件事都是天主安排或容許發生的,連統治者、君王都是天主的救贖世人的工具,雖然他們自己不知道。今天的讀經一中的波斯王居魯士就是一個例子。天主利用他放以色列人從巴比倫返回自己的祖國,又准許他們重建耶路撒冷的聖殿。他在不自覺中傳揚了以色列人對天主的敬禮。天主能利用不好的事,例如宗教迫害去成為傳播福音有用的工具。因此,我無論處於怎樣的環境,都應保持堅定的信德,不要低頭屈服,背棄天主。

今天讀的福音耶穌的反對者考查祂關於法律、信仰和行為等等的第一個問題,目的是想耶穌陷入他們的套圈。他們問耶穌給凱撒繳稅是否合法,因為有人認為給羅馬帝國繳稅是使自己子民的權力受到限制,對天主不敬,但這又可解作反對政府。因此不管怎樣答覆都是有罪的。耶穌巧妙地避過了法利塞人奸詐的問題。祂說是凱撒的歸凱撒,天主的歸天主。雖然耶穌沒有問:「那些東西是屬於天主的?」但我們都好像聽到天主也這樣問自己。

我要怎樣回答這最基本的問題呢?

我的天主!求祢給我恩寵和愛德,支持我,使我不論在任何情形下,對祢精忠不移。

 

From Fr. Gael: Today’s Gospel is lovely to look at. The pharisees are deeply involved in the entrapment of Jesus, in whatever will serve to discredit him. They are slippery people who approach Jesus with unctuous flattery to prep him for the slaughter according to their devices. But the penetrating intelligence of Jesus is quite capable of dealing with their machinations. He sees where they are going before they get there. He refers to the image upon the coin. Here I quote a scripture scholar: “The Greek word for image is eikon, from which we have the word icon. Jesus’ response about the coin implied that it belonged to the one whose image it bore. When he spoke of God, the obvious question would be, where is God’s image?” Any Israelite worth his salt would not have carried a coin with an image engraved upon it. Yet they are quite able to produce a coin at Jesus’ request. Clearly, for all those who knew the creation accounts, God’s image is the created person, male and female (Genesis 1 :27). By using that language, Jesus trapped his adversaries far more profoundly than their question might have trapped him. Jesus reminds them that they are bound to the one in whose image they were created and an image upon a coin. On American money we find the phrase: “In God we trust.” However, this parable asks to consider in whom or what we really trust. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB.

 

Rest-in-Peace
Luigi Marciano – Dorothy Moore

 

 Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                 October 18, 2020

8:45        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
1:00        John Candido +  – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 Monday                              October 19, 2020
7:00        Rita Cuneo +
9:00        Angela & Lorenzo Lazio +

Tuesday                              October 20, 2020
7:00        Joseph Prendergast +
9:00        Mary Pecci +

Wednesday                       October 21, 2020
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Ines Massetani +

Thursday                             October 22, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni +

Friday                                   October 23, 2020
7:00        Delio De Martini +
9:00        Al Simonetti +

Saturday                              October 24, 2020
7:30        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Particular Items

Resumption of Masses in the Church: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular Monday-Saturday schedule, and on Sundays Masses will only be at 8:45AM (English); 10:15AM (Chinese) and at 1:00 & 5:00PM.

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

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Share your day with Jesus! He misses you! Every Wednesday at 7:00PM we have Eucharistic Adoration. Share the joys and troubles of your day with Jesus. The parking lot is open and adoration also livestreams.

40 Days For Life Fall Campaign: Defend Life & bring peace to San Francisco! 40 Days For Life Fall Campaign will be held at Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco, from September 23 to November 1. Vigil hours are: Monday: 11am to 7pm; Tuesday: 8am to 7pm; Wednesday: 8am to 5pm; Thursday: 8am to 7pm; Friday: 8am to 5pm; Saturday: 8am to 5pm; and Sunday (at Planned Parenthood’s soon-to-be-opened Bush Street location at 1522 Bush St.) 9am to 2pm. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form here.

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week there will be a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous.

Please pray: For Joseph Paul Wang, Sharon Roso, and all the sick of the parish.

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

Choose Life! “Elderly people help us to see human affairs with greater wisdom, because life’s vicissitudes have brought them knowledge and maturity. They are the guardians of our collective memory, and thus the privileged interpreters of that body of ideals and common values which support and guide life in society. To exclude the elderly is in a sense to deny the past, in which the present is firmly rooted, in the name of a modernity without memory. Precisely because of their mature experience, the elderly are able to offer young people precious advice and guidance.

In view of all this, the signs of human frailty which are clearly connected with advanced age become a summons to the mutual dependence and indispensable solidarity which link the different generations, inasmuch as every person needs others and draws enrichment from the gifts and charisms of all.” –St. Pope John Paul II; Letter to the Elderly, 1999.

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.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form  here and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 18           29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               19           John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues; Priests, and Companions; Marytrs
Tuesday               20           Paul of the Cross; Priest
Wednesday         21           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             22           John Paul II; Pope
Friday                  23           John of Capistrano; Priest
Saturday              24           Anthony Mary Claret; Bishop
Sunday                 25           30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

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Isaiah 25:6-10a; Philippians 4:12, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 or 22:1-10. The prophet Isaiah tells of the great banquet the Lord will prepare for his people at the end of time. Paul writes to the Philippians, assuring them that he knows how to live in different sets of circumstances and that I can do all things in him who strengthens me. In the Gospel, Jesus tells a parable likening the kingdom of heaven to a king hosting a wedding feast for his son.

 

Domenico 28A Del Tempo Ordinario

A assomiglia a una festa la chiamata di Dio. Chi accetta l’invito è chiamato a cooperare e a rivestirsi della veste nuziale, a garanzia di appartenenza al nuovo Popolo di Dio. Però esige una risposta corrispondente, dato che comincia in terra e raggiunge la sua pienezza in cielo, dove non ci sarà né pianto, nè morte.

 

常年期第二十八主日

今天的讀經仍舊是天國的比喻。在舊約中,除了把天主與以色列子民所立的盟約比作婚約外,又把天主所要建立的神國比作盛宴。新約把這種思想直接貼合在耶穌身上。天父召萬民來參加祂聖子的天主性與人性結合的救恩盛宴,打發先知和門徒在民間宣傳福音,報告天主的國已來臨,請人們悔改準備進入天國。可是客人諸多藉口,不願意接受邀請,甚至覺得厭煩,竟把來邀約的人殺死。這情形發生在幾千年前,也發生在今日。許多人不願意接受基督、不相信祂,甚至嘲笑、難為、殘殺相信祂的人。這些景象我們今日自己經厯到、在報章及新聞中也常常看到這些景象,跟隨基督的生活從來都不容易 ,有時甚至的艱苦的,但當我們讀到「吾主上主要從人人的臉上拭去淚痕」(依25:8)會覺得安慰,因為這拭去淚痕的是慈母般的手。

參加救恩的盛宴也不是沒有條件的,必需穿禮服。這禮服是指「穿上基督」,也就是恆心地按基督的教導,過愛主愛人的生活。

 

From Fr. Gael: Our god is a loving compassionate God. Thus Isaiah speaks of the feast which the King prepares not just for his own people but for all people. As a triumphant King he does not show his power over people by acts of reprisal but rather by an invitation to the feast. The feast is symbolic of the majestic beneficence of God to all people. And so is the invitation to the wedding feast in the Gospel of Matthew. Those originally invited do not accept, and so the King invites anyone and everyone else. As we read the Gospel, however, we might be somewhat surprised by the King’s reaction to the guest without the wedding garment. After all, that man accepted the invitation when others rejected it. It is not really about the wedding garment itself. It is about what the wedding garment symbolizes. And what is that we may ask. The wedding garment symbolizes the disposition to do whatever is proper to accepting the invitation. The wedding garment is behavior which would be appropriate to the acceptance of the invitation. This man knew what the expectation was but did not fulfill it. And therein is the problem and the consequent reaction of the King. What does this say to us? Perhaps, we might ask ourselves with what propriety have we accepted the invitation? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Francis Yeung –Anastacio Pitis
Geraldine ‘Gerri’ Eagan

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                October 11, 2020
8:45        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families + – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
1:00        GB De Martini +
5:00        Vince Moreci + 

Monday                               October 12, 2020
7:00        Norma, Louie, & Jim Rancelli +
9:00        Sr. Anita Ferrari, FMA + & Sr. Antoinette Mazzia, FMA +

Tuesday                               October 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Luigi, Rosa, & Emil Mangini +

Wednesday                         October 14, 2020
7:00        Giuseppe & Stefana Alioto +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Sam Sultana +
Thursday                             October 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Mary Pecci + – Maria Aparacida Dacal +

Friday                                   October 16, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Cesarina Scopel + – Gerri Eagan +

Saturday                              October 17, 2020
                7:30        Frances Demartini +
9:00        Joseph Romeo & Grace Romeo +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +

 

 

Particular Items

Resumption of Masses in the Church: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular schedule, except that until further notice Sunday Masses will only be at 8:45 & 10:15AM (Chinese) and at 1:00PM (Italian) & 5:00PM.

Columbus Day Weekend! Of course we cannot celebrate the Columbus Day Bazaar in our normal unbelievable fashion, but that’s not stopping our school parents! This year they will be preparing BBQ of all your favorites in the playground late Friday and all day on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11! You can order delicious food, and learn about the North Beach Treasure Hunt at sts-peter-paul-school.square.site/

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

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

Chinese ZOOM Rosary now at 7:30PM!

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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Parking available.

“White Mass” for the Medical Profession: On Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm, at St. Augustine Church, 3700 Callan Blvd, South San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate the “White Mass.” The “White Mass” is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past. He will also bless and disburse St. Luke medals after Mass. All medical and healthcare professionals are invited. For more info, go to https://sfarch.org/medicalmass.

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

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group  will meet by Zoom on Thursday, October 22, 4pm, Zoom and discuss Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s book, “The Leopard.” You can rent the 1963 movie starring Burt Lancaster on Amazonwww.amazon.com/Leopard-English-Sub-titles-Burt-Lancaster/dp/ or watch it in Italian on YouTube. Meetings are approximately seventy-five minutes and include a short talk on a spiritual topic (20th century martyrs for this meeting). For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary. All are welcome.

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Go here: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form .

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.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form  here and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 11           28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               13           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         14           Callistus I; Pope, Martyr
Thursday             15           Teresa of Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Friday                   16           Hedwig; Religious, Margaret Mary Alocoque; Virgin
Saturday              17           Ignatius of Antioch; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday                 18           29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

 

 

Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43. Isaiah tells of a friend’s vineyard, a friend who does everything possible to tend his vineyard, only to find that it produces wild grapes. Paul encourages the Philippians to be not anxious, but pray with thanksgiving and to think about what is true, just, and lovely. Jesus tells a parable in the Gospel about vineyard tenants who kill the servants who come to claim the produce.

Domenico 27A Del Tempo Ordinario

Gli auti che Dio ha messo in atto per il suo popolo si alungano nei secoli e si distendono in una scala molto vasta, ma anche la delusione ha la sua parte e I castighi una funzione. Consola le certezza che la preghiera nel nome di Gesù sarà ascoltata. Che non avvenga che meritiamo la punizione inflitta ai vignaioli per la loro infedeltà

 

常年期第二十七主日

今天的福音和依撒意亞先知書所述說的一樣,都是有關葡萄園的比喻。天主把以色列人比作葡萄園,愛護有加,施肥去石,撒下最好的種子,但以色列卻不口知自愛,使它雜草叢生,結出野果,令祂大失所望。瑪竇福音中,重述依撒意亞的比喻,說明天主愛護祂的子民,屢次派先知來提醒他們改邪歸正,可是佃戶們忘恩負義,虐待了先知們,天主表示出最大的愛,派遣了自己的聖子,可是他們牯惡不悛,竟殺死了祂。最後天主不再用比喻了,祂說:「天國將由你們手中奪去,交給結果子的異邦人手中。」然而異邦人的新子民,是不是比以前的子民更忠誠呢?他會不會重蹈以色列人的命運呢?這個比喻不僅指教會或社會,也比喻我們每一個人,我們是受了洗的教徒,我們也是天主的葡萄園,我們都蒙主厚愛,我們是否能結出美果?我們會不會令天主失望?

讀經二聖保祿致斐理伯人書中指出了思念誠實、正義、純潔、喜樂、信賴天主;賜平安的天主必與我們同在。

 

From Fr. Gael: The Song of the Vineyard in Isaiah’s First Reading and the Parable are essentially the same. They speak of the unfaithfulness of Israel to God. However, in Matthew’s Gospel the problem lies with the leadership of Israel, namely the chief priests and the Pharisees. They know this. Their reaction is one of anger and a desire to eliminate Jesus which is exactly what happened to the son in the Gospel parable. The mutual relationship between the owner and the tenants has been destroyed and, thus, the relationship will be transferred to others. This parable gives us cause to ponder our own relationship with the owner of the vineyard. Is it one of mutual love and respect, or it is one of personal gain as in the parable? Do we render to God that which is due to him in our relationship. If not, then we also could lose what has been given to us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 October 4, 2020
8:45        Torchy Prudente + Louis Greco +
10:15        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Gaetano Alioto +
1:00        Fernanda Matteucci +
5:00      Anniversary of the Death of Mr. Lu Kim +

Monday                               October 5, 2020
7:00        John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances, & Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00        The Lucchesi Family +

Tuesday                               October 6, 2020
7:00        Mr. & Mrs. Kwan +
9:00        Fr. Larry Byrne, SDB + & Fr. Guido Divina, SDB +

Wednesday                        October 7, 2020
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Anastacio Pitis +

Thursday                             October 8, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Friday                                   October 9, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

Saturday                              October 10, 2020
7:30        A Special Intention
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza +

 

Particular Items

Resumption of Masses in the Church: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular schedule, except on Sundays, until further notice, Masses will only be at 8:45 & 10:15AM and at 1:00 & 5:00PM.

San Francisco Mass and Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be held in the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, October 3, starting at 6PM. Events will begin with a candlelight procession (6PM–candles provided) followed at 7PM with the Vigil Mass of the beloved patron of our City, Francis of Assisi, followed the Holy Rosary. Go here for all details.

Madonna del Lume: Today we honor Madonna del Lume!, sorrowful that we cannot celebrate our regular events. We will next year. Madonna del Lume, pray for us!

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

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

Our Lady of the Rosary: Wednesday we honor Our Lady of the Rosary. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

“Blue Mass” for Police & First Responders: On Sunday, October 11 at 9 AM, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will celebrate the “Blue Mass” on the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for police officers and other first responders. The “Blue Mass” brings together community and first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics) as part of the National Faith and Blue Weekend.  Concelebrants will be police and fire chaplains. The Mass welcomes people of all faiths and is dedicated to remembering and honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by the police officers and firefighters and all first responders of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Archbishop Cordileone will bless St. Michael medals to be distributed to first responders. For more information sfarch.org/BlueMass.

“White Mass” for the Medical Profession:  On Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm, at St. Augustine Church, 3700 Callan Blvd, South San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate the “White Mass.” The “White Mass” is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past. He will also bless and disburse St. Luke medals after Mass. All medical and healthcare professionals are invited. For more info, go to https://sfarch.org/medicalmass.

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form here.

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.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form  here and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 04           27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               05           Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos; Priest
Tuesday               06           Bruno; Priest, Marie Rose Durocher; Virgin
Wednesday         07           Our Lady of the Rosary
Thursday             08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  09           Denis; Bishop, & Companions; Martyrs, John Leonardi; Priest
Saturday              10           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 11            28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Ezekiel 18:25-28; Philippians 2:1-11 or 2:1-5; Matthew 21: 28-32. In our first reading, the Lord speaks to Israel through the prophet Ezekiel and tells them that the wicked who turn from sin shall live. In today’s Epistle, Paul exhorts the Philippians to live in unity, taking Jesus as their example of humility. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the two sons whose father aske them to work in the vineyard; the first son refuses, but later obeys.

 Domenico 26A Del Tempo Ordinario

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

 

常年期第二十六主日

許多時,世界各地發生了天災人禍時,有人會問:「天主在那裏?為什麼祂准許這種悲刻發生?」這問題真值得仔細思量。其實天主和我們一樣,為這些天災人禍感到極度悲痛。但我們要知道,這些年來,人心大變,世人祇要物質、「自由」、要為所欲為,要舒適,不要結婚、不要家庭、不要孩子。想做男人或女人都應該由自己決定,以為現在是自由的世代,天主的誡命可有可無;是我們把天主從政府、學校、家庭、生活、道德中趕走。是我們不需要天主,天主並沒有捨棄我們,也沒有降災來懲罰我們,是我們妄作胡為,咎由自取,擾亂了人性,擾亂了社會和大自然的秩序,是我們自甘墮落,以致達到了今天的地步。天主仍是在舊約時代一樣,向我們提出警告和勸說:「若惡人遠離他所行的惡事而遵行法律和正義………他必不至滅亡。」(讀經一)。

聖保祿宗徒苦口婆心地要我們效法基督的謙遜:「祂雖具有天主的形體……卻使自己空虛……取了人的形體,貶抑自己……死於十字架上。」(讀經二)目的也無非是勸我們謙虛地服從天的誡命。

今天的福音中,耶穌也向我們提出一個問題:「誰是真正履行父親意願的兒子?」我們也不妨問問自己:我怎樣履行天主的意願?天主在我心中佔着怎樣的地位?」

上主求祢教我認識祢的法度,教訓我履行祢的道路……引我進入真理之途」(詠25:4-5)

 

From Fr. Gael: This parable is tricky. Upon first sight, we would tend to think that the first son is the better of the two. He said no but changed his mind and did as the Father requested. The second son said yes, but in reality did not go. Within the context of the culture of Christ’s time, many would say that the second son was the better of the two because he did not cause his father to lose face before others. But the point that Matthew is making is that the first son was able to change. He reconsidered and did what was right. The capacity to reflect and change is paramount in spiritual growth. It shows a capacity for critical thinking that ensures growth. Even though the first human reaction was not good and proper, reflection enabled him do what was good and proper. Today’s gospel is an invitation to us to embrace the behavior of the first son. Even though at times we may at first fail, reflection and redirection enable us to grow in the sight of God. By the way, that’s what the sacrament of reconciliation is all about. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                September 27, 2020
7:30        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Mara Amato +
11:45     Louis Greco & Family +
1:00        Lena Damato +
5:00        Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +

Monday                                September 28, 2020
7:00        Intention of Kyle Joseph
9:00        Santina Pollini +

Tuesday                               September 29, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Edward de Nicolai +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Wednesday                        September 30, 2020
7:00        For an Increase in Vocations
9:00        Mary Pecci +

Thursday                             October 1, 2020
7:00        The Birthday of Luis G. San Gabriel, Jr. +
9:00        The Birthday of GB De Martini + – Lajos Bardos+

Friday                                  October 2, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Ilva Baccetti +

Saturday                              October 3, 2020
7:30        For the Repose of the Soul of a Friend +
9:00        Mary Pecci +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. +

 

Particular Items

Resumption of Public Sunday Masses: Public Sunday Masses have resumed in the little yard. Enter through parking lot. There will be a Saturday Vigil at 5PM, and Masses on Sunday at 10AM and 12 noon. Please call or email to reserve a spot, and attendees should arrive 10 minutes early.

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

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. If you plan to give online, go here: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/ and select the “Second Collection” designation.

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

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form here.

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.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form  here and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

San Francisco Mass and Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be held in the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, October 3, starting at 6PM. Events will begin with a candlelight procession (6PM–candles provided) followed at 7PM with the Vigil Mass of the beloved patron of our City, Francis of Assisi, followed the Holy Rosary. Go here for all details.

Speaking of the Rosary:  The Rosary rally was inspired by Fr. Peyton! Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie about Fr. Patrick Peyton—founder of the Rosary Crusade:

Support our Police! Blue Mass: On Sunday, October 11 at 9 AM, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will celebrate the “Blue Mass” on the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for police officers and other first responders. The “Blue Mass” brings together community and first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics) as part of the National Faith and Blue Weekend.  Concelebrants will be police and fire chaplains. The Mass welcomes people of all faiths and is dedicated to remembering and honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by the police officers and firefighters and all first responders of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Archbishop Cordileone will bless St. Michael medals to be distributed to first responders. For more information sfarch.org/BlueMass.

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 27           26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               28           Wenceslaus; Martyr, Lawrence Ruiz & Companions; Martyrs
Tuesday               29           Michael, Gabriel, Raphael; Archangels
Wednesday        30           Jerome; Priest, Doctor
Thursday             01           Thérèse of the Child Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Friday                  02           The Holy Guardian Angels
Saturday              03           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 04           27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

 

 

Isaiah 55:6-9; Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a; Matthew 20: 1-16a. Isaiah encourages his people to seek the Lord and ask for his mercy—God whose thoughts are far above their own. Saint Paul tells the Philippians that Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. And though Paul longs to be with Jesus in the next life, it is better that he remains with them. In the Gospel, jesus tells a parable about workers in a vineyard, emphasizing the generosity of the landowner to all who labored.

Domenico 25A Del tempo Ordinario

Gli uomini sono operai della vigna del Signore, consapevoli o no di concorrere a realizzare il progetto di Dio. La parabola degli operai, invitati a lavorare in ore diverse, insegna che ogni uomo, ogni popolo e ogni civiltà ha il proprio tempo di chiamata. Sono imoportanti la prontezza e la qualità dell’umana risposta.

 

常年期第二十五主日

今天彌撒各段讀經都環繞在「我的思想不是你們的思想,你們的行徑不是我的行徑」。的主題上。我們不能把自己的思想和行徑以為就應該是天主的行徑和思想,不能說,如果發生的事不是像我所想所行,就是不合理的。

今天的福音在世人的眼光看來是奇怪的,怎麼一天的工作一小時的工作所得工資竟是同等的?固然,天主是公義的,但同時也是仁慈的,祂給人同等機會得獲救恩,無論任何時候,祇要願意接受祂,誠心痛悔都可以成為祂的義子。但祂也沒有虧待那一生愛主敬主的人。當然這比喻不是要我們懶惰不去追尋真理,或隨意生活,等到最後一刻才接受天主。因為天主隨時會來,死亡隨時會到。我們「趁上主可找到的時候尋找祂,趁祂在近處的時候呼求祂,離開自己罪惡的行徑,抛棄自己的邪念歸附祂」(依55:6-9)

聖保祿的一番話是一個真正基督信徒應有的態度,人不管生死、不管處於怎樣的環境,都應以基督的光榮為中心,而不去計較賞報多少的事,因為救恩完全是個賜予,不是靠人的能力而得,以言以行去光榮天主是感恩的表示。

 

From Fr. Gael: God does not wear a wrist watch. God operates in the movement of his own pace which transcends time. So the first reading from Isaiah tells us. God is infinite and not tied to time. But God is found in time, our time, as God chooses to reveal himself. It corresponds to us to seek the revelation of God in our time. Today’s parable from Matthew gives us a clue. The owner of the vineyard seeks workers from the first hour of morning labor to close to the end of the day. In his generosity he gives the same reward to all. Those who came in at the crack of dawn complain that such treatment is unjust. God replies, “Do not envy my generosity! I choose to give as I please.” God is not constrained to human concepts. His generosity is his own to give, and just so, he will act. And we will all benefit from the abundance of God’s generosity. So just as with time, God transcend it, so in his generosity he transcends our understanding. We don’t need to figure it out. We only need to enjoy it.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Emily

 

Mara Amato

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                September 20, 2020
7:30        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
10:15      Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45      GB De Martini +
1:00        Fernanda Matteucci +
5:00        The Fanucchi & Lucchesi Families +

Monday                              September 21, 2020
7:00        Livia Chodrock +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death Of Frank Gerrmano +

Tuesday                               September 22, 2020
7:00        Robert Ferriter +
9:00        Giovanni Giotta +

Wednesday                        September 23, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Silvia B. Timko
9:00        Mara Amato +

Thursday                             September 24, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        John Candido +

Friday                                   September 25, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        The Souls of Norma & Joseph Frizza +

Saturday                              September 26, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Nancy Massetani +
5:00        Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

 

Particular Items

Mara Amato: A number of our wonderful parishioners have gone home to the Lord recently, and another joined them last week, well known to so many, Mara Amato. Frank Lavin, lifelong parishioner, remembered Mara in a note to the Salesian Cooperators:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Mara Amato, longtime parishioner, Salesian Cooperator, and one of the fabrics of our community. She was 82, and married to Cosmo Amato (another stalwart of our parish and longtime Cooperator) for close to or over 60 years.

Mrs. Amato was involved in every aspect of parish life for the past sixty years, most especially, the Holy Name Society, YLI, ICF, Mother’s Club, volunteer at school, club and church, long-time Bazaar volunteer. The list truly is endless. I fondly remember her serving me so many meals in the cafeteria at grade school, always smiling, welcoming, so so very loving.

She was a proud mother and most especially, grandmother. She was organized, thoughtful, had a good sense of humor and was just about the kindest woman you would ever want to know.

Mrs. Amato remembered the Cooperators, as she retired from leading the Italian Catholic Federation a couple of years back. She passed on to us a very coveted storage closet in the parish center. She knew that it would be in good hands and wished us well.

Mrs. Amato, say hi to Don Bosco and our Blessed Lady who you loved so much! Now, you are with your dear parents. May you rest in peace. Amen.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cosmo and the entire Amato family.

Resumption of Public Sunday Masses: This weekend we are celebrating public Mass outdoors, in the Pre-K Yard. Mass times are 5:00PM Saturday, September 19, and 10:00AM and 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 20. Attendance will be limited to 50 people, and you may reserve a spot by calling the parish office at 415-421-0809 or emailing to gibbons@salesiansspp.org

Eucharistic Processions: Today there will be THREE procession from all over the city, converging on St. Mary’s Cathedral for Mass! Start times and locations are:
8:30AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3215 Cesar Chavez;
9AM at St. Dominic Church, 2390 Bush St.;
9:15AM at St. Patrick Church, 756 Mission St.

All three processions will meet Archbishop Cordileone at 10:00AM at United Nations Plaza. His Excellency will greet the faithful, then carry the monstrance in procession to the Cathedral. Outdoor Masses in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Latin will be celebrated at 11:00AM in the Cathedral Plaza. SSPP Group: Catarina and Patty are forming a Saints Peter and Paul group and will meet at UN Plaza at 10AM. Please email me for more info on where to meet or their contact info.

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

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Speaking of the Rosary: Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie about Fr. Patrick Peyton—founder of the Rosary Crusade:

40 Days For Life Fall Campaign: Defend Life & bring peace to San Francisco! 40 Days For Life Fall Campaign will be held at Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco, from September 23 to November 1. Vigil hours are: Monday: 11am to 7pm; Tuesday: 8am to 7pm; Wednesday: 8am to 5pm; Thursday: 8am to 7pm; Friday: 8am to 5pm; Saturday: 8am to 5pm; and Sunday (at Planned Parenthood’s soon-to-be-opened Bush Street location at 1522 Bush St.) 9am to 2pm. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                20           25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               21            Matthew; Apostle, Evangelist
Tuesday               22           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         23           Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio); Priest
Thursday             24           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                   25           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              26           Cosmas & Damian; Martyrs
Sunday                 27           26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Sirach 27:30-28:7; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18: 21-35. Sirach tells the people. Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight. Thus, they are to forgive their neighbor as they wish to be forgiven by the Lord. Paul tells the Romans, None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord. In the Gospel, Jesus answers Peter’s question of how often he must forgive by telling him the parable of the unforgiving servant.

 

Domenico 24A Del tempo Ordinario

Perdonare è la condizione indispensabile per essere perdonati. Ogni uomo ha bisogno di misericordia, perchè alla santità del Signore non è possible avvicinarsi da parte dell’uomo peccatore. La via per andare a Dio è la misericordia verso il fratello. Occorre fare tante buone opera per vivere in maniera nuova I rapporti sociali, esercitando la carità il perdono.

 

常年期第二十四日

今天的福音記載伯多祿和耶穌有關寛恕的對話,伯多祿自以為很大方,寛恕得罪自己的人七次,就像我們常常以為,寛恕了兩、三次已經夠了,若一而再地得罪我,就得給他一點顏色,一點苦頭,看他以後敢不敢?可是耶穌卻說要寛恕七十個七次,意思是無數次,也就是要常常寛恕,祂還以身作則,做給我們看,在十字架上寛恕了殺祂的人。又用比喻去解釋《德訓篇》中所說的:「你要寛恕你的近人,這樣,當你祈禱時,你的罪也會得到赦免。」

人心是狹窄的,我們非常需要別人同情憐憫,但卻不肯放過得罪自己的人,所以許多人會懷着報仇雪恨的心。以牙還牙,怨怨相報沒完沒了,世界變得越來越壞,那是很可悲可怕的。天主經中,耶穌教我們這樣祈求:「求祢寛免我們的罪債,如同我們寛恕得罪我們人。」這話意義重大。每日念天主經時要多多默想。

天主給我們許多赦罪的機會,在告解聖事、在彌撒聖祭中都可得罪之赦。一個真心痛悔的人,不管犯了多大的罪,犯了多少次,都會得到天主寛赦的。

 

From Fr. Gael: The Book of Sirach was written by a Jewish sage during the period of the Hellenization of Palestine, that is, when Greek philosophy was novel and popular in Palestine. Sirach wanted the Jewish people to appreciate the wealth of wisdom in their own heritage before dabbling in Greek thought. Perhaps in a very similar way we face the same challenge in the secular world in which we live. We can get so taken up with popular trends and thought that we forget the wealth of Christian thought which has come down to us through the centuries. In the writings of the early Fathers of the church, in the writings of many centuries of saints, and contemporary saints we can find treasures. The wisdom is there. It is up to us to look for it. In this day of modern technology, we have at our disposition on the internet the writings of all these Christian treasures. It is our patrimony. Why settle for trendy thought when we can access the deeper thought of saints down through the ages who have struggled as we do today. Give it a try.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Santina Pollini – John Enna

Mary Pecci

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                September 13, 2020
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Thanksgiving from Lucy Chan
11:45     Costantino & Giuseppina Laurent and Norma & Joseph Frizza +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Monday                               September 14, 2020
7:00        Maria Dusina +
9:00        Frank DeLucchi +

Tuesday                               September 15, 2020
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Frank Bescotti Reginato +

Wednesday                        September 16, 2020
7:00        Edaward Sabini +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday                            September 17, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Friday                                  September 18, 2020
7:00        Luigi Marciano +
9:00        Pietro Damato +

Saturday                              September 19, 2020
7:30        Gianfranco Giotta +
9:00        Pietro, Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Particular Items

Resumption of Public Sunday Masses: We hope to begin public Masses next weekend September 19-20. There will be a Saturday Vigil at 5PM, and Masses on Sunday at 10AM and 12 noon. Attendance is by reservation only, and attendees should arrive 10 minutes early.

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

Chinese Zoom Rosary: 玫瑰經

9/13/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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Speaking of the Rosary: Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie about Fr. Patrick Peyton—founder of the Rosary Crusade:

 

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet by Zoom on Thursday, September 10, 4pm, Zoom and discuss Bp. Barron’s recent book, “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Secular Age,” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Js0Hba-HLghttps://www.amazon.com/Light-Fire-Earth-Proclaiming-Secular/dp/152475952X). Meetings are approximately seventy-five minutes and include a short talk on a spiritual topic. For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary. All are welcome.

Healing After Abortion For Men: Abortion poisons society and affects all involved. For men only – a day long retreat for healing after abortion on Sept. 19 in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Led by Contemplatives of St. Joseph Father Vito Perrone. For more information or to sign up https://sfarch.org/healing-for-men or projectrachel@sfarch.org or call 415-614-5567. Check out Fr. Vito’s invitation:


40 Days For Life Fall Campaign: Defend life & bring peace to San Francisco! 40 Days For Life Fall Campaign will be held at Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco, from September 23 to November 1. Vigil hours are: Monday: 11am to 7pm; Tuesday: 8am to 7pm; Wednesday: 8am to 5pm; Thursday: 8am to 7pm; Friday: 8am to 5pm; Saturday: 8am to 5pm; and Sunday (at Planned Parenthood’s soon-to-be-opened Bush Street location at 1522 Bush St.) 9am to 2pm. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               13           24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday              14           The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Tuesday              15           Our Lady of Sorrows
Wednesday        16           Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian; Bishop, Martyrs
Thursday            17           Robert Bellarmine; Bishop. Doctor
Friday                  18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday             19           Januarius; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday                20           25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Ezekiel 33:7-9; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20.  In the first reading, the Lord tells Ezekiel that he will be held responsible for the death of the wicked one if he does not speak out to dissuade [him] from his way. In the Letter to the Romans, paul writes that the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. In the Gospel, Jesus gives instructions for correcting one another, gives authority to bind and loose, and promises where two or three are gathered together in my midst, there am I in the midst of them.

Domenico 23A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il male compiuto danneggia la convivenza umana. Bisogna avviare il fratello verso il bene. La morale non deve diventare motivo di disprezzo, di odio, di delazione e di vendetta, ma invito alla correzione che salva. La fede in Gesù trasforma le realizioni sociali e la vita personale dei credenti.

 

常年期第二十三主日

今天的三段讀經都和愛有關:聖保祿寫道:「除了彼此相愛外,你們不可再欠人什麼。」(讀經二)這是一項重大的債務。人人都有責任去償還。這也是一種義務,因為彼此相愛原是人性重要的一環,也是天主的誡命。愛人不單不損害別人還要關顧別人的好處,如果別人行為不當,要幫助他離開邪道,把天主的教導傳給他。(讀經一)

福音更進一步,把勸告的責任推廣到每一個信徒身上,祇要看見弟兄們陷於罪惡,就有責任勸告。「如果你的兄弟犯了罪,要在你和他獨處的時候規勸他,如果他聽從你,你便賺得了你旳弟兄。」態度誠懇溫和,而且在私底下,不要把他犯錯的事傳到外面,以至損害他的名譽,這是不道德的行為。最後,耶穌說:「你們中若有兩個人在地上同心合意地祈求,無論求什麼,我的天父一定會為你實現。」因為同心合意是愛的象徵,天主是愛。而為弟兄們祈禱也是愛的表示。

 

From Fr. Gael: Ezekiel, a prophet of the exile, calls the people to turn back to God, to be faithful to the covenant. This sounds a bit like Jeremiah last week. The need to call the people of Israel seems to have been continuous and persistent. And in the Gospel Jesus deals with one of the common human situations of conflict as a way of showing faithfulness to God. It is dealing with one’s “brother.” Of course, here the word brother has a greater extension than merely one’s blood brother. It implies dealing with humanity. Jesus gives a three step process to seek reconciliation. Step one: talk personally alone with one’s brother. If that doesn’t work, then, Step two: take a third party along to be part of the process. And if that doesn’t work, then, seek intervention through the Church. Only then, if it doesn’t work can one step aside from one’s brother. The whole point here is that we have to constantly work at it. We cannot step aside without an effort to reconcile. It isn’t easy but in imitation of Christ, it is that to which we are called. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                September 6, 2020
7:30        Carlo Romeo +
8:45        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Donna, Frances, & John Traverso +
11:45     Frank Cuneo +
1:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                              September 7, 2020
7:00        Larry & Stephanie Adams +
9:00        For the Soul of Gelasio Bini +

Tuesday                              September 8, 2020
7:00        Fr. Jospeh Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Wednesday                       September 9, 2020
7:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00        Mary & Julio Pozzi +

Thursday                             September 10, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Friday                                  September 11, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter A. Cresci +

Saturday                             September 12, 2020
7:30        Intention Fr. Gustavo Ramirez, SDB
9:00        Carmen Lueza +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Rest in Peace
Lawrence “Larry” Adams

 

Particular Items

Public Sunday Masses UPDATE: Due to Fr. Gustavo’s positive Covid diagnosis, we are cancelling the scheduled public Masses for this weekend and next. We share your disappointment, and please keep Fr. Gus (and us!) in your prayers.

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

Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary Today:

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9/6/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral, beginning at 2:30PM. Includes Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and the Consecration to Mary. Join us!

Great Week for Our Lady! What a wonderful week to honor Our Lady! Tuesday we celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and on Saturday we celebrate the Most Holy Name of Mary! Remember how, when you were little, you gave Mom a birthday present—and how she looked at you? What would Our Blessed Mother like for her birthday? How about praying the Rosary each day this coming week!

Speaking of the Rosary: Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie about Fr. Patrick Peyton—founder of the Rosary Crusade:


Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet by Zoom on Thursday, September 10, 4pm, Zoom and discuss Bp. Barron’s recent book, “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Secular Age,” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Js0Hba-HLghttps://www.amazon.com/Light-Fire-Earth-Proclaiming-Secular/dp/152475952X). Meetings are approximately seventy-five minutes and include a short talk on a spiritual topic. For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary. All are welcome.

Healing After Abortion For Men: Abortion poisons society and affects all involved. For men only – a day long retreat for healing after abortion on Sept. 19 in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Led by Contemplatives of St. Joseph Father Vito Perrone. For more information or to sign up https://sfarch.org/healing-for-men or projectrachel@sfarch.org or call 415-614-5567

Here is a short video from Fr. Vito about the Retreat:


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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                06           23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               07           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               08           The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday         09           Peter Claver; Priest
Thursday             10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                   11           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              12           The Most Holy Name of Mary
Sunday                 13           24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27. Jeremiah accuses the Lord of duping him, for his prophecies are met with laughter and mocking, derision and reproach. Paul encourages the Romans to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice. In the Gospel, Jesus reveals that he must suffer greatly, and Peter attempts to dissuade him. Jesus accuses Peter of thinking not as God does, but as human beings do. He then tells his disciples that in order to follow him, they must take up their cross.

 

Domenico 22A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il richiamo del Signore agli antichi profeti e agli apostolic ci impegna ad essere forti e resistenti al male diffuse e organizzato. Il bene trionfa agendo fino al sacrificio come I martire e fino all’eroismo come I santi, autentici modelli di comprtamento. La vita è segnata dalla croce da portare dietro a Gesù, sostenuti dal suo amore.

 

常年期第二十二主日

上主日,耶穌對聖伯多祿說:「西滿!約納的兒子,你是有福的!」今天卻說:「撒殫,退到我後面去!你是我的絆腳石!」前後二節形成強烈的對比。這是因為伯多祿反對主要受苦難,而耶穌卻認為這苦難是必需的,是祂降生為人的終極目的。基督徒若不接受耶穌被釘死在十字架的,就是不接受耶穌是天主。凡跟隨耶穌的,不單要接受祂的十字架,也要接受自己的十字架,因為耶穌說過:「誰若願意跟隨我,應該棄絕自己,背着自己的十字架跟隨我。」這是原祖父母犯罪後,使每一個得救的人,也使整個人類得救的唯一途徑。

耶穌基督不是被迫,而不得不背十字架走上加爾瓦略山的,祂是自願以愛去接受十字架,  為能作為祭品救贖人類。我們也這樣做,就是過基督過的生活。

聖保祿宗徒寫道:「我以天主的仁慈請求你們, 獻上你們的身體,當作生活、聖潔和悅樂天主的祭品」。怎樣獻上自己的身體?就是努力遵守天主的誡命,愛天主愛人地生活。

 

From Fr. Gael:  It was not easy for Jeremiah to be a prophet of doom. He accrued enemies who sought to do away with him. It is this desperation of Jeremiah which speaks in the first reading today. It goes much the same way with Jesus when he forecasts his passion and death in Jerusalem. Peter protests but Jesus has to rectify the situation. Peter says: “God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you.” He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Jesus clarifies well that he will do the will of His Father, of God. And what about us? Where do we stand? Do we think that we should have easy Christianity. Are we ready like Jeremiah to be faithful no matter the cost? Are we like Jesus committed to the will of God? Comfortable Christianity is not Christianity. The Cross is Christianity. And so Jesus can say because he has walked the path, “Come follow me.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                August 30, 2020
7:30        Wedding Anniversary Fortunato & Antonia D’Ascoli +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Thanksgiving for our Chinese Apostolate
11:45     The Pierini & Spes Families +
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00

Monday                              August 31, 2020
7:00
9:00        Evelyn Lavin +

Tuesday                               September 1, 2020
7:00        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Wednesday                        September 2, 2020
7:00
9:00        Birthday of Frank Germano +

Thursday                             September 3, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday                                   September 4, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB + & Fr. Louis Masaero, SDB +

Saturday                              September 5, 2020
7:30        Thanksgiving from Mercedes Sia Lu Kalaykan
9:00        Giovanni Riccio +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +

 

Particular Items

Resumption of Public Sunday Masses: We are planning to start celebrating Masses outdoors this coming Sunday (including the Saturday Vigil Mass) and will send you all info, times, rules for attendance, etc., soon.

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

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

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

8/30/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Includes Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and the Consecration to Mary. Join us!

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet by Zoom on Thursday, September 10, 4pm, Zoom and discuss Bp. Barron’s recent book, “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Secular Age,” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Js0Hba-HLg, https://www.amazon.com/Light-Fire-Earth-Proclaiming-Secular/dp/152475952X). Meetings are approximately seventy-five minutes and include a short talk on a spiritual topic. For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary. All are welcome.

Healing After Abortion For Men: Abortion poisons society and affects all involved. For men only – a day long retreat for healing after abortion on Sept. 19 in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Led by Contemplatives of St. Joseph Father Vito Perrone. For more information or to sign up https://sfarch.org/healing-for-men or projectrachel@sfarch.org or call 415-614-5567

Here is a short video with Fr. Vito inviting men to the retreat.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 30           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               31           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               01           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         02           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             03           Gregory the Great; Priest, Doctor
Friday                   04           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              05           Teresa of Calcutta
Sunday                 06           23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

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Isaiah 22:19-23; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20. The Lord tells Shebna, the scribe, I will thrust you from your office and pull you down from your station and replace you with the honorable Eliakim. In the second reading, Paul writes to the Romans about the inscrutable judgements and unsearchable ways of God: For from him and through him and for him are all things. In the Gospel, Peter answers Jesus’ question, saying, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus blesses Peter and proclaims him as the rock upon whom he will build his Church.

 

Domenico 21A Del tempo Ordinario

Ogni comunità umana, per la sua vita ordinate, richiede la presenza e l’azione di una legittima autorità, al servizio di tutti. Gli uomini sono figli del medesimo Padre che sta nei cieli, che ha creato esseri socievoli, che si realizzano in una serie continua di relazioni. A chi accetta di far parte della Chiesa, Gesù ha dato l’opportunità di sentirsi capito, compreso, amato e guidato.

 

常年期第二十一主日

今天聖伯多祿對耶穌的答話:「祢是基督,永生天主之子。」這句話澄清了人對耶穌的各種身份所持的謬見,耶穌的答覆:「西滿,約納的兒子,你是有福的,因為啟示你的不是血肉之人,而是我在大之父。」耶穌是天主!千真萬確。此外還有一件重要的事,耶穌說:「我還要告訴你,你是伯多祿,在這磐石上,我要建立我的教會……我把天國的鑰匙交給你,你在地上捆綁的,在天上也要被捆綁……。」耶穌是真天主真人;教宗代表基督,伯多祿的繼承者統治教會,世世代代一脈相承。以上兩端重要的信德的道理。

也許有人不願忍受任何權力,會為此而爭論,但一個真正的基督信徒,會承認,基督為了使世人能安穩地度教徒的生活,走救靈的道路,建立了至聖、至一、至公、從宗徒傳下來的教會,為世人安排了獲登天國的途徑。

 

From Fr. Gael: The prophet Isaiah makes clear to the Israelites that just because they ae the children of Abraham, the original partner with God in an everlasting covenant: “I will be your God, and you will be my people,” they are not guaranteed immunity from God’s judgment. They must choose to be faithful to the covenant. The covenant is a two way street. God is always faithful on his side, even though Israel is not. This does not change God’s commitment to the covenant but constantly calls us to faithfulness to the covenant. Faithfulness is not a one time act. It is a way of constant living. Jesus in the Gospel calls his disciples to this faithfulness to him. We know what a struggle it was for them. They were not instant saints. They became saints over the long haul. In our hearing the scripture today, we are called to the same faithful struggle to live our covenant with Christ. It takes a life time. With faithfulness to Jesus, just put one foot ahead of the other each day, and we’ll get there! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace

Mary Della Cella

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                August 23, 2020
7:30        Silvia & Elvira Toso +
8:45        Donna, Frances, & John Traverso +
10:15     Soul of Lee King Yuk +
11:45     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul  –
In Honor of Madonna della Guardia (Conc.)
1:00        Mary della Cella +
5:00         

Monday                               August 24, 2020
7:00        In Honor of San Rocco
9:00        Michele Magliulo +

Tuesday                               August 25, 2020
7:00        Repose of the Soul of Rosario Sederiosa +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi +

Wednesday                       August 26, 2020
7:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00        Repose of the Soul of Gertrude Ladonga +

Thursday                             August 27, 2020
 7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +

Friday                                   August 28, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Les & Teresa Favrat +

Saturday                              August 29, 2020

7:30
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00

 

Particular Items

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

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

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

8/23/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk, including the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 23           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               24           Bartholomew; Apostle
Tuesday               25           Louis; King, Joseph Calasanz; Priest
Wednesday         26           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             27           Monica, Mother of Augustine
Friday                  28           Augustine; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday              29           The Passion of St. John the Baptist
Sunday                 30           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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