Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53. Jeremiah is imprisoned under the authority of King Zedekiah because the people ate upset by his words. But a court official convinces the king to release him. The writer of Hebrews challenges the community to rid [themselves] of every burden of sin and to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples he has come not to establish peace but division.

Domenica 20A Del Tempo Ordinario

Gesù precisa il modo di arricchirsi davanti a Dio: conservando i beni e le ricchezze accmulate non per se stessi, ma usandole per le necessità dei fratelli. E ciò riguarda tutti i talenti ricevuti do Dio, non solo le richezze materiali. “Pensate alle cose di lassù, non a quelle della terra” afferma San Paolo.

 

常年期第二十主日

今天的福音乍聽起來使人驚異害怕,耶穌說:「我來是把火投到世上,我多麼希望它燃燒起來.」耶穌所說的「世上」,是指我們每個人的心。內心的平安,表示人和天主的關係是和諧的,也表示人順從天主的旨意。祂要把煉淨人心愛天主的火燄注入我們心中,因為克勝內心是最困難的事。祂希望我們奮鬥,攻擊自己的慾情、誘惑和罪惡,努力在自己的環境中做個聖人,因為祇要罪惡一日存在,那怕是存在個人心中、在家庭中、在社會中及國與國之間,就會產生不和諧、敵對和戰爭。人若能除去罪惡,以仁愛相待,就有和平出現。

聖保祿宗徒說得好:「我們既有如此眾多如雲的證人圍繞着我們,就該放下各樣重擔和纏人的罪過,堅忍地在我們面前的賽程上勇往直前、定睛注視耶穌,祂是我們信德的創始者和完成者。」

 

From Fr. Gael: In the second chapter of Luke we find these words: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.” Today in the 12th Chapter Luke writes: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” Jesus represents one set of values and the world represents another. The two are incompatible. We have to choose. Fyodor Dostoyevsky once wrote, “If I were to find that the truth and Christ were incompatible, I would choose Christ over the truth.” What a powerful statement. That great Russian writer chose Christ. Who do we choose?

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Timothy Ryan Fogarty, Jr.

Quinceañera
Paulina Castaneda

Weddings
McJullian Aujero Jaochico and Jacqueline Melgar
Albert D’Hoste and Katie Colendrich

 Sunday  August 18, 2019
7:30 Intention of Marianne Vasievich
8:45 Frank Tognotti +
10:15 Soul of Lee King Yuk +
11:45 Fernanda Matteucci + – Inez Carniglia Carleagli + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 Joe & Pete Richiusa +
Monday  August 19, 2019
7:00 Dr. Joseph Pristi +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + –  Healing Fr. John Itzaina (Conc.)
Tuesday   August 20, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Fred Balistreri +
Wednesday August 21, 2019
7:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00 Ralph Lavin +
Thursday   August 22, 2019
7:00 Esther & Angelo Firpo +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of John Bonjean + – Rosalia & Vincenzo Crivello + (Conc.) 
Friday  August 23, 2019
7:00 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +
Saturday  August 24, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – John Garibaldi + (Conc.)
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Particular Items

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program will start today, Sunday August 18 with Liturgy at 8:45 am. Registration and class will be held in the Gym after the mass.

Thank you, Fr. Jose! Today, we bid a sad farewell to Fr. Jose Lucero, who is leaving us to become pastor of San Luis Rey Church in Laredo,  Texas. We will certainly miss him! There will be a reception of Thanksgiving and gratitude today following the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass. We thank Fr. Jose for his faithful service, and we will pray for him as he embraces his new responsibilities shepherding the people of God!

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Tuesday, August 20th at 7PM in the Club conference room. We will hear a short presentation on a Salesian topic and discuss Victor Frankl’s famous work “Man’s Search for Meaning.”  No reading is necessary, although it is encouraged. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. Refreshments are served. Call or write Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net) with questions. All are welcome.

School Begins! Our Saints Peter and Paul K-8 school begins this Wednesday, August 21. We welcome back our students, teachers and all school staff!
 
SS. Peter and Paul’s Racial Non-Discrimination Policy: “SS Peter & Paul School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. SS Peter & Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age sex, or disability in administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise, SS. Peter and Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.”

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Thursday, August 22nd at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for our Parish School. Please be generous!

Madonna della Guardia: Next Sunday, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we will honor Madonna della Guardia. She appeared to a shepherd on Mt. Figogna, by Genoa, on August 29, 1490, and is honored and revered by the Genovese the world over. “Help me to build ‘holy places’ in the hearts, families, and lives of people.” Visit the image of Madonna at the side altar!

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please, if interested, contact the Shrine via email: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! Get Ready for Holy Name Society’s Annual Champagne Bingo! This is the HNS’s sole yearly fundraiser, and supports all their good works. Bingo will be on Sunday, September 15, from 1-4 PM (doors open 12:30), in the gym. Tickets are $35.00, and must be purchased in advance. Champagne, Hot Lunch, Free Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Cards! No children, please. For reservations call John at 408-504-4408, or purchase tickets at the church office: 421-0809.

St. Patrick’s Seminary Gala: St. Patrick’s Seminary, the seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as well as a number of other dioceses in the West and Pacific Islands, will host its Annual Four Pillars Gala on September 14. The gala, the only yearly fundraiser for our seminary, begins with Vespers at 5:00 pm. It’s at the seminary, 320 Middlefield Rd., in Menlo Park If you’ve never been, this is really a great event in a great cause. Visit www.stpsu.edu/gala or call 650-289-3320.

San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

Choose Life! In Europe, America, Latin America, Africa, and in some countries of Asia, there are genuine forms of ideological colonization taking place. And one of these – I will call it clearly by its name – is [the ideology of] ‘gender’. Today children – children! – are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. Why are they teaching this? Because the books are provided by the persons and institutions that give you money. These forms of ideological colonization are also supported by influential countries. And this terrible!
 
In a conversation with Pope Benedict, who is in good health and very perceptive, he said to me: ‘Holiness, this is the age of sin against God the Creator’. He is very perceptive. God created man and woman; God created the world in a certain way… and we are doing the exact opposite.’”–Pope Francis, address to the Bishops of Poland, World Youth Day, 2016.

100 YEARS!!! On October 12-13 we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. WE need volunteers, especially men of the parish. It’s hard work, fun, and you are building the Church of God. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 18 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 19 John Eudes; Priest
Tuesday 20 Bernard; Abbot; Doctor
Wednesday 21 Pius X; Pope
Thursday 22 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 23 Rose of Lima; Virgin
Saturday 24 Bartholomew; Apostle, Martyr
Sunday  25 21st Sunday in Ordinary TimeYour faithful donations of last week: $3,810.
Second Collection (Archdiocese for the Military): $1,625.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Wisdom 18:6-9; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12; Luke 12:32-48 or 12: 35-40. The reading from the Book of Wisdom recounts the faith of the forefathers on the night of Passover. The Letter to the Hebrews reminds us of Abraham’s unwavering faith in things unseen. In the Gospel, Jesus uses a parable to teach the importance of right priorities—those who remain faithful and ready will be rewarded.

 

Domenica 19A Del Tempo Ordinario
Dio consegna all’uomo un mondo ordinato e adeguato alle sue necessità. Anche nel corso degli eventi, dove gioca la libertà dell’uomo, Dio interviene come Provvidenza. Sta a noi trovare il nostro ruolo e impostare una rete di collaborazioni che tornino a vantaggio di tutti.

 

常年期第十九主日今天讀經的主題是信德。什麼是信德?我們中國的造字把它解釋得很清楚,「信」字是由「人」字和「言」字合成,是聽了別人所說的,而不是親眼看見的就是信,如果看見就是知道了,不再需要信。聖保祿宗徒說:「信德是所希望的擔保,是未見之事的確證」。今天的福音告訴我們以信德和希望來準備和期待天主的日子到來。耶穌說:「小小的羊群,不要害怕,因為你們的父喜歡把天國賜給你們。」耶穌要我們把信心建立在祂身上。我們真的深信耶穌,嚮往的不是今世,而是天上的賞報,若我們不對今世的事物懷有過度的顧慮和操心,也不會害怕。

天主什麼時候要來,以怎樣的方式把我們帶到天堂,這是天的秘密,我們不知道,也不需要知道,祇要懷着信德去等待,因為天主己經承諾。我們要相信。

讓我們每天求天主給我們堅定的信德吧!

 

From Fr. Gael: “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” This thought follows upon last week’s reflection. That shouldn’t surprise us. It is from the same chapter as last Sunday’s Lucan Gospel. It appears the thought was important enough for Jesus to re-emphasize it. Jesus with a series of thoughts and examples wants his followers to get their priorities straight. “Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach, nor moth destroy.” Once again it is not about material possessions. It is where our hearts reside. If they reside in material things, then people will be in second place. Our treasure is to be those around us, starting with family and moving outward in a circle that embraces others. That is where Jesus would like to see us hold our treasure. So that when our time here ends, we only move on to where is treasure has already preceded us, to where our loved ones who have gone ahead of us await us in Jesus and to where those we left behind us in love will follow. For where our heart is, there also will be our treasure.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Weddings
Errol Thodos and Michelle Miles
Rest-in-Peace
Fr. Tullio Mengon, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  August 11, 2019
7:30 Madeline Curreri +
8:45 Edward Prudente, Sr. +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 Peter Domenici, III + – Norma, Louie, & Jim Rancelli + (Conc.)
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  August 12, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Joseph & Carmella Greco + – Mary Hofer and Mary Ann Farina + (Conc.)

Tuesday   August 13, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Annette & Tom Lazio +

Wednesday August 14, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Frank, Antoinette, & Francesco Germano +

Thursday   August 15, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Anniversary of Amado & Jean Brazil
6:00 Soul of Barbara Conlon +

 Friday  August 16, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 In Honor of San Rocco from Fortunato D’Ascoli

Saturday  August 17, 2019
7:30 Marriage Blessing Teresa Vasievich & James Eccleston
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – In Honor of San Rocco (Conc.)
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

This Archdiocese serves our men and women in uniform wherever they are in the world. Please be generous!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Thursday, August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have Masses at 7:00 & 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  We will also be praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption after each Mass starting August 7, and we will conclude the Novena with a Rosary before Holy Hour on Wednesday, August 14.

Novena of the Assumption
 
Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.
Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven. From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. I ask for this favor: (Mention your request).When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you.

 

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program will start on Sunday August 18 with Liturgy at 8:45 am. Registration and class in the Gym after the mass.

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be leaving us to become pastor of San Luis Rey Church in Texas. We will certainly miss him! There will be a reception of Thanksgiving and gratitude next Sunday, August 18, following the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass. We thank Fr. Jose for his faithful service, and we will pray for him as he embraces his new responsibilities shepherding the people of God!

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Thursday, August 22nd at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net

Attention Young Catholics! The Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries have three great upcoming events: On August 24-25 there is a Retreat Leadership Training Program in the Marin Headlands. On September 7, there is a Liturgical Training Day at St. Augustine Church in South San Francisco and on October 20 there is a Youth Rally at St. Theresa of Avila Church in San Francisco. Please visit sfarchdiocese.org/youthministry to learn more!

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please, if interested, contact the Shrine via email: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

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

Choose Life! “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed, the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment of birth and the moment of death.” –Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, 1995.

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

Speaking of Vocations: On the Solemnity of the Assumptions, two men will make their Religious Profession at St. Dominic Savio Church in Bellflower. They are Leonel Adrian Imbert and Kris Nghiem Tran. Please pray for Leonel and Kris as they move forward in their journey of ministry to the people of God!

School Begins! The 2019-2020 school year begins on August 21. We welcome our students and faculty back and look forward to the new school year! Please check out this nice video from the Department of Catholic Schools:

Mark your Calendars: Holy Name Bingo! One of the funnest events of the year is coming up: Holy Name Bingo! This year’s Bingo will be on Sunday, September 15. We will have tickets available soon!

San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 11 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 12 Jane Frances de Chantal; Religious
Tuesday 13 Pontian; Pope and Hippolytus; Martyrs
Wednesday 14 Maximillian Kolbe; Priest, Martyr
Thursday 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 16 Stephen of Hungary
Saturday 17 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  16 20th Sunday in Ordinary TimeYour faithful donations of last week: $4,481.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2-21:23; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21. Our first reading speaks about the foolishness of vanity, and misdirected labor. Saint Paul writes to the Colossians, instructing them not to return to their old way of life, but to seek what is above. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the crowd to Take care to guard against all greed, and then relates the parable of the foolish rich man.

 

Domenica 18A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Gesù precisa il modo di arricchirsi davanti a Dio: conservando i beni e le ricchezze accumulate non per se stessi, ma usandole per le neccessità dei fratelli. E ciò riguarda tutti i talenti ricevuti da Dio, non solo le ricchezze materiali. “pensate alle cose di lassù, non a quelle della terra” afferma San Paolo.

 

常年期第十八主日

本主日讀經的主題是和世物有關的;如:生命、工作、財物等的價值,以及基督信徒對它們應有的態度。《訓道篇》的幾句話讓人反思世物的空虛,不實在,是「虛而又虛,萬事皆虛」的。人一生粗勞工作,如果工作不和天主相連,沒有一個高尚的目的,祇是為生活而生活,和無靈的動物有什麼分別呢?在讀經二中,保祿宗徒說:「你們應該思念天上的事,不應該思念地上的事」。我們既成為基督的信徒,應該知道自己的生命不是局限於世物的範圍之內;雖然我們應該盡好現世的責任,但我們的心應該向着最後的目的,那就是永遠和天主在一起。現世的生命是永遠不能滿足的,祇有天主才能給人圓滿的幸福。因此,我們使用世物要有節制,有分寸,約束自己不要貪婪。財富本來不是罪惡,如果能善用財富,想到他人的需要,想到自己對天主對近人的義務,財富是件有益而使人幸福的事。貪多和積聚都是無益的,因為誰都知道,人不能帶着財富到天堂或地獄。況且,我們不知道天主什麼時候要我們離開世界。

耶穌教我們要在天主積聚天國的財寶不要貪於世上的財富,我們必需終生謹記,努力實行。

 

From Fr. Gael:   The man in the crowd wants Jesus to be the arbiter between himself and his brother over a matter of material inheritance. Jesus quickly refuses the honor and dismisses the thought. But he then launches into a comment over the futility of attaching too much importance on material things. In how many relationships in life has material consideration been the cause of dissension between family members, between friends. Distance sown and relationship withheld. Each of us could think of an example, sometimes close at hand and other times within a circle of acquaintances. And what is lost and what is gained. Jesus seems to think, not much! It gives us pause for reflection and hopefully purpose for action. Life is short. And love can be lost. But it doesn’t have to be. Jesus expects us to be our own arbiters and to take action ourselves to save what is more valuable than material. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Weddings
Andrew Black and Danielle Piccinini
Rest-in-Peace
Vincent D’Agostino

 

Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday  August 4, 2019
7:30 Fr. Jospeh Costanzo, SDB +
8:45 Romeo DeMartini +
10:15 Dora Fone +
11:45 GB De Martini + –  Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul +
5:00 June Marie Blum +
Monday  August 5, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan + – Pavel Novotny + (Conc.)
Tuesday   August 6, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Stefana & Giuseppe Alioto + – Luigi Conti + (Conc.)
Wednesday August 7, 2019
7:00 Mary, Jane, & Richard Caserza +
9:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi + – Anthony Cresci + (Conc.)
Thursday   August 8, 2019
7:00 Tommaso San Filippo +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – George L. Muntean + (Conc.) 
Friday  August 9, 2019
7:00 Kevin Shannon +
9:00 Louis Ferralis & Sam Sultana +
Saturday  August 10, 2019
7:30 Luigi Marciano +
9:00 Maria & Gaetano Carniglia + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Particular Items

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: Today, our friends from the Palestinian Christian Community will be offering olive wood religious items for sale. All proceeds go to support the Christians in the Holy Land

The Transfiguration: On Tuesday we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

Party with the Police! We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground from 5-7 PM.  National Night Out is a nationwide set of community-building gatherings with the police and the citizens. There is great food, games for kids, and your chance to rub shoulders with the members of the SFPD. Their service is often dangerous, frequently thankless, but who among is not inexpressibly grateful when they come to help? Here’s your chance to express that gratitude!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Mark your Calendars! Assumption Novena! August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will be praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption after each Mass starting on August 7, and we will conclude the Novena with a special Rosary before Holy Hour on Wednesday, August 14.

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

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators will meet Thursday, August 22nd at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be leaving us to become pastor of San Luis Rey Church in Laredo, Texas. We will certainly miss him! There will be a reception of Thanksgiving and gratitude on Sunday, August 18, following the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass. We thank Fr. Jose for his faithful service, and we will pray for him as he embraces his new responsibilities shepherding the people of God!

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please  contact the Shrine: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe to Defeat SB 24: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is asking us to join a statewide novena for the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe Aug. 3 – 11, to defeat a dangerous and unprecedented piece of legislation, Senate Bill 24, that would require California State and University of California college health centers to supply medication abortion. SB 24 is on the verge of passage when the legislature returns from its summer recess on Aug. 12. It would then go to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his signature. A similar bill was passed last year but vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, Jr. You can go here to learn more about SB 24, and why the Church of God opposes it. Novena flyers are in the Church.

Virgin of Guadalupe,
Mother of the Christ Child and Patroness of all unborn children.
We implore your intercession
For the defeat of Senate Bill 24 and for the protection of all human life
Guide our public officials to see the tragedy and injustice of abortion
And to defend each and every human life through just laws.
Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life
To speak for those who have no voice
We ask this in the name of your Son,
Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.
Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Please pray daily Aug. 3 – Aug. 11 for the protection of infants
and young college-age women from the scourge of abortion.

 

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Service, who minister to our men and women in uniform all over the world
Welcome, Fr. Gustavo Ramirez, SDB! As we bid a sad goodbye to Fr. Jose, we extend a glad ‘Welcome!’ to our new Parochial Vicar, Fr. Gustavo Ramirez! Fr. Gustavo was born in Mexico, and ordained Deacon June 30, 2018 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and ordained Priest on March 2, 2019, so we are really his first assignment! The picture above is of Father Gustavo at his diaconate ordination with members of his family. That’s his twin brother at far right—so if you think you see Father in two places at once it does not necessarily mean he is bilocating! Please introduce yourselves!

San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

Attention Young Catholics! The Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries have three great upcoming events: On August 24-25 there is a Retreat Leadership Training Program in the Marin Headlands. On September 7, there is a Liturgical Training Day at St. Augustine Church in South San Francisco and on October 20 there is a Youth Rally at St. Theresa of Avila Church in San Francisco. Please visit sfarchdiocese.org/youthministry to learn more!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 04 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 05 The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Tuesday 06 The Transfiguration of the Lord
Wednesday 07 Sixtus II; Pope, and Companions; Martyrs. Cajetan; Priest
Thursday 08 Dominic; Priest
Friday 09 Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; Martyr
Saturday 10 Lawrence; Deacon, Martyr
Sunday 11 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,278.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,121.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13. In the first reading, God assures Abraham that he would be merciful to the righteous. In his Letter to the Colossians, Paul writes that Christ took our sins to the cross, so by faith we are forgiven all our transgressions. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray to the Father.

Domenica 17A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il rapporto dell’uomo con Dio diventa preghiera di lode e di supplica. Imparare a prefare significa aprire il cuore e le labbra alla confidenza e all’Amore di Dio. In Gesù noi acquistiamo la confidenza dell’amore filiale.

 

常年期第十七主日

今天的福音記述耶穌教給我們「天主經」,目的在教我們祈禱的方法和態度。耶穌告訴我們 ,祂的父親,也是我們的父親。這父親愛我們甚於世上的父親,我們要信賴祂,依靠祂 ,在日常生活中無論快樂或痛苦,都可以向祂訴說,就像小孩子對他最慈愛的父親一樣 ,不單是對父親有所要求才和祂說話,而是盡情傾吐心曲 。這是祈禱的態度。

耶穌也教我們祈禱要有恆心,有信心。要記得 ,天主不會拒絕我們的要求,因為耶穌說過:「凡祈求的,必得到;尋找的,必找到;敲門的,門必被打開」。雖然我們不一定得到自己所求的,但要相信,我們的祈禱是不會白費的,天主知道什麼對我們是最好的,也知道什麼是滿足我們的要求最適合的時候刻。祂是個慈父,總會給我們最好的一份。

愛心、信心和恆心是祈禱的關鍵。

 

From Fr. Gael: Jesus today gives the disciples the prayer of the “Our Father.” He connects this prayer with further words on the generosity of God with his children and with the necessity of insistent prayer. That God is generous is not hard to believe. We have only to start with the Book of Genesis and read forward to the end of the New Testament. That generosity perseveres despite the infidelity of humanity in keeping its covenant with God who is faithful. The next part on insistent prayer becomes a little more challenging. We usually go to God with needs that with some sense of urgency we want fulfilled immediately. Our urgency is thrust upon God with a certain unqualified tolerance for anything less than what we pray for. How generous of us. The finite places demand upon the Infinite. But ironically Jesus tells us to be insistent and not give up. This is the illogically wonderful generous love of our God for us. Incumbent upon should be some sense of gratitude for this goodness of God. And that gratitude should be expressed in prayerful praise of such a God.  In every mass the priest says at the beginning of Mass and also at the end of Mass, “Let us pray.” Well… that “let us pray” should be a much more frequent part of our daily vocabulary. “Let us pray for that.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  July 28, 2019
7:30 Silvia & Irene Rossi & Family +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – George L. Muntean + (Conc.)
1:00 Peter Domenicic, III +
5:00 Fiorella Banducci +

Monday  July 29, 2019
7:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Margaret Conner + (Conc.)

Tuesday   July 30, 2019
7:00 Patrick Steffel +
9:00 John Garibaldi +

Wednesday July 31, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Thanksgiving from Susan B. Gamboa

Thursday   August 1, 2019
7:00 Albert Salera +
9:00 Fred Damato +– Stephen Biddle + (Conc.)

 Friday  August 2, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Andrea Marenzi +
9:00 Lena & Vic D’Acquisto +

 Saturday  August 3, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving from Sean M. Bugayong
9:00 Birthday of Amado Brazil + – George L. Muntean + (Conc.)
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

 

Baptisms
Charlotte Eleanor Ortiz

Weddings
Henry Sciutto and Vicky Gacia
Steven Davis and Nicole Canepa

Rest-in-Peace
Joan Di Mari – George L. Muntean – Fr. Lucian Lomello, SDB

 

 

Particular Items

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

Dinner for the Poor: Tonight we host our monthly dinner for the poor. Dinner is at 5:00PM, please be in the café by 4, if you are a volunteer

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Together in Holiness: Discover God’s Plan for your Family! Four the Fourth year in a row, the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the St. John Paul II Foundation will present the ‘Together in Holiness’ Conference. The event will be held at Immaculate Heart Church in Belmont on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00AM—4:00PM. For more information, call 415-614-5547 or hopfnerE@sfarch.org. Register here: https://forlifeandfamily.org/form-page-th19-sfca/

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: On Saturday, August 3, before and after the 5PM Mass, and all day on Sunday, August 4, our friends from the Palestinian Christian Community will be offering olive wood religious items for sale. All proceeds go to support the Christians in the Holy Land

Party with the Police! We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground.  National Night Out is a nationwide set of community-building gatherings with the police and the citizens. There is great food, games for kids, and your chance to rub shoulders with the members of the SFPD. Their service is often dangerous, frequently thankless, but who among is not inexpressibly grateful when they come to help? Here’s your chance to express that gratitude!

Pro-life Ministry Coordinator — New position in the Archdiocese of San Francisco! This position will lead the Project Rachel healing ministry for those affected by abortion AND oversee the parish outreach to women in crisis pregnancies via the Gabriel Project. Social work or equivalent background/Spanish fluency required. 25 hours a week and competitive pay (includes health benefits, vacation and a very nice group of coworkers). More info and apply at: sfarch.org/employment-opportunities

Mark your Calendars! Assumption Novena! August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will be praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption after each Mass starting on August 7, and we will conclude the Novena with a special Rosary before Holy Hour on Wednesday, August 14.

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be leaving us to become pastor of San Luis Rey Church in Laredo, Texas. We will certainly miss him! There will be a reception of Thanksgiving and gratitude on Sunday, August 18, following the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass. We thank Fr. Jose for his faithful service, and we will pray for him as he embraces his new responsibilities shepherding the people of God!

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Thursday, August 22nd at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please, if interested, contact the Shrine via email: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, go here.

Mille Grazie and Thank You! To Fr. Lamberto Paradiang, SDB and Fr. Javier Barrientos, SDB who celebrated Baptisms, Funerals, Masses, led the Corpus Christi procession, heard confessions and otherwise ministered to the people of God while our regular Salesians were away. Fathers, you are true Sons of Don Bosco and we thank you and will remember you in our prayers!

By the way, Fr. Javier serves in Zambia, building Churches for the growing Catholic population, and the Church in Zambia could use our financial help! If you’d like to help, go here to see some projects, or call (914-633-8344) or email Josephine Trapasso at Salesian Missions for how to donate (you can specify to help Fr. Javier’s work). You can also give a check directly to Fr. Javier. Here’s one of the projects:

 

 

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

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 28 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 29 Martha; Disciple
Tuesday 30 Peter Chrysologus; Bishop, Doctor
Wednesday 31 Ignatius of Loyola; Priest
Thursday 01 Alphonsus Ligouri; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 02 Eusebius of Vercelli; Bishop, Peter Julian Eymard; Priest
Saturday 03 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 04 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,310.
Second Collection (Mission Appeal): $4,665.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Genesis 18:1-10a; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42. In the first reading, Abraham gladly welcomes three strangers into his home. Saint Paul reminds us that it is always Jesus Christ we proclaim. In the Gospel, Martha and Mary welcome Jesus into their homes in different ways.

 

Domenica 16A Del Tempo Ordinario

Dio si è fatto nostro ospite in Cristo, entrando nella nostra vita. “alla sera della vita—dice San Giovanni della Croce—saremo giudicati sull’amore.” Questa verità ci faccia riconoscere Gesù nelle concrete situazioni quotidiane.

常年期第十六主日

今天的讀經一和福音都是和待客之道有關,意義深遠,讀經一記述亞巴郎招待三位神秘的人物的情形。亞巴郎心中常常想到天主,所以看到三個人站在他面前,直覺地感到這三個人帶着天主的威能走近,將有一件重要而神秘的事發生。因此他俯伏在地,給他們行禮,招呼他們休息,請他們吃飯。他的款待是真諴的,表現出他深愛天主,和對天主的訓誨絕對服從。

福音叙述了天主聖子參加了世人的筵席,耶穌以居留在人間的天主聖子身份,參加這次饗宴。事情發生在伯大尼,瑪爾大的家中,祂所接受到的款待和亞巴郎對客人的款待相似,亞巴郎在樹下侍候,而瑪爾大卻被許多準備工作弄得心煩意亂,向耶穌抱怨妹妹什麼都不幫忙。做着侍候天主的工作固然是必需的,但聆聽天主的話更重要。耶穌稱讚瑪利亞選了最好的一份。

但願我們能懷着瑪利亞的心神,去做瑪爾大的工作,在工作的時候,心中常懷敬主愛主聆聽主音的熱忱。

 

From Fr. Gael:

Martha gets a reputation for being a bit OCD in today’s Gospel. The home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary is a place where Jesus can go to be in an environment of family. He can rest his body and widen his heart in the company of dear friends. That is precisely why Martha can speak to him the way she did (and does at the scene of the resurrection of Lazarus). She is busy about the details of hospitality and her sister Mary is just enjoying the company of Jesus with her brother Lazarus. Martha feels taken advantage of by her sister. It is really quite natural that she presents her complaint to Jesus. It is the reply of Jesus that is interesting. He gives an answer which certainly was not what Martha expected, but which offers Martha another perspective on what is important in life. “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” The spirit is more important than the many details of hospitality. And Jesus would have preferred less details of hospitality and the greater presence of Martha with Him. What does this say to me?
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Baptisms
Leilani Hebert – Sophie Differ – Shawn Abbot White
Weddings
Lawrence Cornelius and Necole Colon
Jason Del Grande and Morgan Fiske
Rest-in-Peace
Enrique Rodriguez – Bishop Robert Christian, OP
Peter Schwab – Lizzy

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  July 21, 2019
7:30 Paul & Jacqueline Longinotti +
8:45 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek &Myrtle Lane Famsilies +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 GB De Martini + – Tommaso San Filippo + (Conc.)
1:00 Luigi, Rosa, & Hilda Mangini & Frank Lucier +
5:00 The Fanucchi Family & the Lucchesi Family +

Monday  July 22, 2019
7:00 Evaret Jorgensen +
9:00 Fernanda Matteucci + – Mario & Ruth D’Agostino + (Conc.)

Tuesday   July 23, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of Teresa Bonjean + – Luciana Montalvo + (Conc.)

Wednesday July 24, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri V+
9:00 Special Blessings Daniel Ortega

Thursday   July 25, 2019
7:00 Juanita Cong & Mariano Uy +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

Friday  July 26, 2019
7:00 Dora Franceschi +
9:00 Milagros Lavin +
Saturday  July 27, 2019
7:30 Guilia Ghio & Albertina Sultana +
9:00 Filomeno Nocito +
5:00 June Marie Blum +

Particular Items

Mission Appeal: Today we will be joined by Sr. Celeste Arbuckle for the Mission Appeal. There will be a second collection.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing Group will meet in the rectory on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30PM. The group will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

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

Together in Holiness: Discover God’s Plan for your Family! Four the Fourth year in a row, the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the St. John Paul II Foundation will present the ‘Together in Holiness’ Conference. The event will be held at Immaculate Heart Church in Belmont on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00AM—4:00PM. For more information, call 415-614-5547 or hopfnerE@sfarch.org. Register here.

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: On Saturday, August 3, before and after the 5PM Mass, and all day on Sunday, August 4, our friends from the Palestinian Christian Community will be offering olive wood religious items for sale. All proceeds go to support the Christians in the Holy Land

Party with the Police! We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground.  National Night Out is a nationwide set of community-building gatherings with the police and the citizens. There is great food, games for kids, and your chance to rub shoulders with the members of the SFPD. Their service is often dangerous, frequently thankless, but who among is not inexpressibly grateful when they come to help? Here’s your chance to express that gratitude!

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

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for our parish school.

Mark your Calendars! Assumption Novena! August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will be praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption after each Mass starting on August 7, and we will conclude the Novena with a special Rosary before Holy Hour on Wednesday, August 14.

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please, if interested, contact the Shrine via email: frjohn@shrinesf.org or admin@shrinesf.org or by phone (415) 986-4557.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Thursday, August 22nd at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net

Mark your Calendars: Our dear Fr. Jose Lucero will be leaving us to become pastor of a Church in Texas. We will certainly miss him! There will be a reception of Thanksgiving and gratitude on Sunday, August 18, following the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass. We thank Fr. Jose for his faithful service, and we will pray for him as he embraces his new responsibilities shepherding the people of God!

San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, go here.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation  “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!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 21 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 22 Mary Magdalene
Tuesday 23 Bridget; Religious
Wednesday 24 Sharbel Makhlūf; Priest
Thursday 25 James; Apostle
Friday 26 Joachim and Anne; Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday 27 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 28 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $6,178.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10: 25-37. In the first reading, Moses calls on the people to heed the voice of God written in their hearts. The second reading reminds us of Christ Jesus as the image of the invisible God, through whom all things were created and who made peace by the blood of his cross. In the Gospel, Jesus points to the Good Samaritan, with his unselfish works of mercy, as an example of a good neighbor.

 

Domenica 15A Del Tempo Ordinario

 

La legge di Dio è un dono per la nostra vera libertà. Accolta come espressione del dinamismo della vita, che scaturisce dall’amore, la Legge di Dio permette di entrare nella luce che indica il cammino verso il regno. Il santo Vangelo ci aiuta a vivere la Legge dell’Amore che porta frutti di bene.

 

常年期第十五主日
今天的讀經以天主的法律為中心,讀經一:「你們必須聽從上主你們的天主的話,謹守這法律上所記載的誡命和法令」。(申命記30:14)這些法令從一始就銘刻在人的心裏,就是愛!

 

今天的福音記述法律博士試探耶穌,詢問有關進入永生之路,耶穌明知他的詭計,要他親自說出進入永生之路是全心、全靈、全力、全意愛上主,并愛近人如愛自己一樣,耶穌用一個故事去表達愛的意義。經師、肋未人看到不幸被刧受傷的人都漠然地走過,沒有動憐憫心,而被猶太人輕視的撒瑪黎雅人卻向他伸出援手。

 

讀經二(哥一:15-20)說「耶穌是不可見的天主的肖像,是萬物的首生者……是教會的頭。因祂在十字架上所流的血建立了和平」。但祂卻願意以人的形體被人認識,受人愛。祂說:「誰對我最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做了。 」

 

今天耶穌也問我們:「你認為這三個人當中,誰是那被刧者的近人?」耶穌要我們認清誰是我們的近人,我們自己可以做誰的近人。祂也對我們說:「你去,也照樣做吧!」

 

From Fr. Gael:
The story of the Good Samaritan is a story of LOVE transcending the limitations of imposed boundaries. It widens the definition of whom we are called to care about in the context of our daily lives. A priest and a Levite, categories of people who should have had a greater capacity for concern and compassion, pass by the roadside victim. Obviously, the victim does not fall within the categories of their concern and compassion. It is only when the Samaritan, who also would not have fallen into the categories of concern and compassion of the priest and Levite, passes by that concern and compassion flow to the victim. What is Jesus saying here? It really is obvious. What are the categories of our concern and compassion? What are the limitations of our concern and compassion? If there is anything the world needs today, that our country needs today, in the style of the Gospel of Jesus, it is wider and more comprehensive categories of concern and compassion, of LOVE.
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  July 14, 2019
7:30 Giovanni & Rene Rossi +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 For the Soul of Paul Tsih +
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – Tommaso San Filippo + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 June Marie Blum +

Monday  July 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

Tuesday   July 16, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Wednesday July 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Antonio Corona +

Thursday   July 18, 2019
7:00 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00 Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

 Friday  July 19, 2019
7:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00 For the Soul of Martha Bini +

 Saturday  July 20, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Baptisms
Valentino Rossi

 

Rest-in-Peace
Dora Franceschi – Bishop Robert Christian, OP

 

Particular Items

Bishop Robert Christian, OP: The entire Saints Peter and Paul community joins with everyone in the Archdiocese in expressing our shock and sadness at the sudden passing of our Auxiliary Bishop Robert Christian. His Excellency passed away sometime during the night of July 9-10 at his residence at St. Patrick’s Seminary. He was only 70. We were blessed to have Bishop Christian here a number of times: at last year’s Columbus Day Mass; conferring the sacrament of Confirmation on our school children (above) and celebrating the Italian Catholic Federation Mass earlier this year. Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant!

The Visitation (5:00 to 7:00 p.m.) and the Vigil (7:00 p.m.) will be on July 22  at St. Dominic’s in San Francisco. The Funeral Mass will be on July 23, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. His Excellency will be laid to rest on July 24 at 10:30 a.m. with his brother Dominicans at St. Dominic Cemetery in Benicia.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: Tuesday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

 

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Together in Holiness: Discover God’s Plan for your Family! Four the Fourth year in a row, the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the St. John Paul II Foundation will present the ‘Together in Holiness’ Conference. The event will be held at Immaculate Heart Church in Belmont on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00AM—4:00PM. For more information, call 415-614-5547 or hopfnerE@sfarch.org. Register here.

 

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

 

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: On Saturday, August 3, before and after the 5PM Mass, and all day on Sunday, August 4, our friends from the Palestinian Christian Community will be offering olive wood religious items for sale. All proceeds go to support the Christians in the Holy Land.

 

 

AND Speaking of the Good SFPD: We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground (the picture above is from last year’s event!). National Night Out is a nationwide set of community-building gatherings with the police and the citizens. There is great food, games for kids, and your chance to rub shoulders with the members of the SFPD. Their service is often dangerous, frequently thankless, but who among is not inexpressibly grateful when they come to help? Here’s your chance to express that gratitude!

 

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068.

 

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

 

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

 

San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, go here.

 

Choose Life! “We are facing an enormous and dramatic clash between good and evil, death and life, the ‘culture of death’ and the ‘culture of life’. We find ourselves not only ‘faced with’ but necessarily ‘in the midst of’ this conflict: we are all involved and we all share in it, with the inescapable responsibility of choosing to be unconditionally pro-life.” —Saint Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, 28.

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 14 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 15 Bonaventure; Bishop. Doctor
Tuesday 16 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Wednesday 17 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 18 Camillus de Lellis; Priest
Friday 19 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 20 Apollinaris; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday 21 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Your faithful donations of June 29/30: $5,001.
Second Collection (Peter’s Pence): $1,137.

 

Your faithful donations of last week: $6,413.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Isaiah 66:10-14c; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10: 1-12, 17-20, or 10:1-9. The prophet Isaiah instructs us to rejoice because the Lord assures us he will extend prosperity and comfort. In Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, he writes that the cross of Jesus Christ has brought about a new creation, one which will bring peace and mercy to those who follow him. Luke’s Gospel tells of Christ appointing and sending seventy-two followers out in pairs – like lambs among wolves –with instructions on how to labor in the field and proclaim the kingdom of God.
Domenica 14A Del Tempo Ordinario

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

常年期第十四主日

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

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

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

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

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

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB


Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deceased Members of the Bonjean Family + (Conc.)

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

Weddings
Dan Raleigh and NhuNhu Nguyen

 
Particular Items

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

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Tuesday, July 9 at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact Frank Lavin at FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or Deacon Edward Te at EdTe@comcast.net.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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

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

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

AND Speaking of the Good SFPD: We are once again proud to host ‘National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6 in the playground (the picture above is from last year’s event!). National Night Out is a nationwide set of community-building gatherings with the police and the citizens. There is great food, games for kids, and your chance to rub shoulders with the members of the SFPD. Their service is often dangerous, frequently thankless, but who among is not inexpressibly grateful when they come to help? Here’s your chance to express that gratitude!

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

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

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068.

San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, go here.
 
Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Together in Holiness: Discover God’s Plan for your Family! Four the Fourth year in a row, the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the St. John Paul II Foundation will present the ‘Together in Holiness’ Conference. The event will be held at Immaculate Heart Church in Belmont on Saturday, August 3, from 9:00AM—4:00PM. For more information, call Ed Hopfner  415-614-5547 or hopfnerE@sfarch.org.  You can register here. 

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

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

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

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

 

聖伯多祿聖保祿節

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

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

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

From Fr. Gael:

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

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

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

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

 

Weddings
Tyler Tinsley and Christine Min

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

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Particular Items
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the patrons of our church. Peter and Paul, pray for us!Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study will be on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068
 
Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

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

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

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

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Tuesday, July 9 at  7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

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

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

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

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

SS. Corpo e Sangue Di Cristo

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

耶穌聖體聖血節

上主日我們慶祝天主三位一體的奧跡,今天我們慶祝另一個奧蹟,那就是耶穌的聖體聖血,這奧蹟也是我們理智無法明白,而又真真實實存在的,我們祇能靠信德去相信。
今天的福音(路加九:1117)耶穌用五餅二魚餵飽五千人,來預先宣示聖體聖血的奧跡。祂在受難前夕最後晚餐時,祝福了餅,同樣又祝福了酒,祂把普通的無酵餅和葡萄酒變成自己身體和血,使這酒和餅不再是餅和和酒,而是真正的基督的身體,基督的血,祂要神父們照樣地做,分給我們,作我們靈魂的食糧。這事怎能發生?我們雖然無法明白,但耶穌這樣說了,做了,我們就要相信。古往今來,天主為了加強我們對聖體奧跡的信德,也屢屢顯現一些證明聖體真實存在的事實。
聖體聖事是耶穌所立的七件聖事之一,教會每天都舉行感恩祭,亦即是彌撒聖祭,向天主奉獻讚頌感恩,由神父祝聖酒餅,向信徒們分施這靈魂的食糧,並將聖體供奉在聖龕,讓信眾欽崇朝拜,因為聖體是教會生活的中心和支柱
因此,聖堂是個神聖的地方,我們進入聖堂時態度要尊敬端莊,衣着要整齊,就好像要去拜見一位君王或一位大人物一樣,耶穌在聖堂等待我們。我們可以對祂講話,請安、盡情向祂傾訴。領聖體後要用一些時間感謝天主,也要關顧到別人,他們也在向耶穌講話,因此彌撒後不要放聲高談,最好是到聖堂外面才談話

 

From Fr. Gael: Some scripture scholars believe that the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes is really a miracle of the collaboration of the community. They say that the miracle that Jesus worked was creating a spirit among them that enabled them to see beyond their own need and embrace the need of those who surrounded them. For them this enabling was the great miracle. I will not diminish the reporting of the miracle as the evangelist Luke reports it. However, maybe it is worth considering the power of Christ to work a miracle which changes the way we see things. This empowers us to be the source of miracles responding to the call of the Gospel. It empowers the fabric of our everyday life. In the Spirit of Christ, it channels his love within us in ways which can change the world, so that much more than loaves and fishes are multiplied. Imagine the possibilities.
                                                                                                                                 –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baptisms
Dominick Thomas Mortimore

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

 

Particular Items

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

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

 

Legislative Alert!!! TODAY at all the parishes in the Archdiocese, the Mass celebrants will read a letter from Archbishop Cordileone about California Senate Bill 360, and its impact, if passed, on the Church in California. There are letters in the pew racks which the Archbishop asks you to look at and sign, which will be collected by the ushers and forwarded to our representatives.

 

Great Liturgical Week!! Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Our Lord. Friday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus—in fact the whole month of June is devoted to the Sacred Heart! And this Saturday is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paull, apostles, martyrs, and our patrons! Because they are our patrons we are allowed to celebrate on  Sunday June 30.
 

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

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.
 

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

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

 

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

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

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,842.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15. Our first reading is a poetic reflection on the wisdom of God being present in all that God does. Saint Paul tells the Romans that they have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that they will come to understand his teachings more fully when they atre filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

La Santissima Trinita
La Rivelazione insegna che Dio è Uno in tre Persone uguali e distinte, Padre, Filio e Spirito Santo, che si chinano sulla famiglia per aiutarla a essere con il Padre per la vita, con il Figlio per il servizion, con lo Spirito Santo per l’amore, la pace e la santità.

 

天主聖三節
我們常見天主聖三的圖像大多是:天主聖父是個莊嚴的老人,聖子是復活的基督,一個壯年的男人,坐着或站在聖父的右邊,而聖神通常以鴿子的形像出現,使人想到永恆
我們知道,天主創造萬物,也愛祂所創造的一切,但在所有受祂創造物之中,祂最愛人,亦即愛我們,原祖父母犯了罪、我們犯了罪,背叛了祂,祂仍舊愛我們。祂派祂的聖子來救贖我們,祂不斷召叫我們跟隨祂,祂要聖神指引我們明白真理。
天主三位一體是個奧跡,天主聖父、聖子、聖神是完全相等而各自分明的,「不是三個天主,而是一個天主有三位:同同體的三位。天主三位並不分割同一的天主性,而是每位都是整個的天主……父不是子,子不是父,聖神不是父或子」(《天主教要理》第253-254條)。沒有人能完全懂得這個奧跡,我們祇能以信德去面對。
我們的理智、我們的靈魂,我們的心祇能俯首欽崇敬拜天主三位一體,另一方面,我們也可以在日常生活中看到聖三的形像

以驚奇敬拜的心神看天主所創造的宇宙從而認識天主聖父;默想福音中耶穌的言行去認識,效法聖子;以專注的心神去諦聽聖神,服從祂的指引

 

From Fr. Gael: The Holy Trinity is a community of LOVE in one continuous flow. The Trinity dwells in the Church today, still flowing in LOVE. I believe that we still have not understood the power of that LOVE. This is what keeps us from in the deepest way becoming the Church Christ calls us to be. The FATHER created us out of LOVE. The SON redeemed us with LOVE. And the SPIRIT dwells in the Church with LOVE. The history of salvation is one in which humanity seems to have a difficulty with truly embracing the power of the LOVE of God. Yet that is our vocation, that is our destiny. The immensity of our vocation to LOVE begins with me, with my embracing and allowing this LOVE to permeate every fiber of my heart and soul. We cannot wait for others to embrace this call. We have to embrace it individually and thereby begin to form a critical mass that can make a difference. The Holy Trinity is a community of LOVE in one continuous flow. Let’s begin to flow with them.
                                                                                                                   -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June 16, 2019
7:30 Giosue Bresolin, Giovanni Santa Lucia, Frank & Lodovico Ortesi +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 GB De Martini + –  In Honor of San Calogero (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi +

Monday  June 17, 2019
 7:00 Fernanda Matteucci +
9:00 Louis, Ines, & Joseph Greco +

Tuesday   June 18, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +

Wednesday  June 19, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday Jose C. Bugayong + – Josephine Piazza + (Conc.)

Thursday   June 20, 2019
7:00 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Victorio Devincenzi +

Friday  June 21, 2019
7:00 Ernesto Piazza +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini & Ellen Crossan +

Saturday  June 22, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Enrichetta Panelli & Laura Luporini +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Baptisms
James Michalak

Rest-in-Peace
Tommaso San Filippo
Antoinette Agosti

 

Particular Items

Welcome Fr. Lamberto! We are blessed, over the next few weeks, to receive the ministry of Fr. Lamberto Valderrama Paradiang, Jr, SDB! Fr. Lamberto will be here while Fr. Al is taking a well-deserved vacation, Fr. Gael is working for the Salesians in Rome, and Fr. Jose is studying at Creighton College. Welcome, Son of Don Bosco!

San Calogero: Today we honor San Calogero, patron of Sciacca, Sicily, at the 11:45AM Italian Mass. San Calogero, pray for us!

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Tuesday, June 18th at 7PM in the Club conference room. We will hear a short presentation on a Salesian topic and discuss Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” No reading is necessary, although it is encouraged. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. Refreshments are served. Call or write Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net) with questions. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study will be on hiatus through the summer.. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

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

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068.

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

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

CCD: Our Religious Education-CCD program has come to an end for school year 2018-2019. Thank you to all the students, parents and guardians for accompanying and attending the weekly classes. Congratulations to the Communion & Confirmation students who have received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.  Good luck to our Confirmation students as they embark to their new chapter in life-High School. We will keep you all in our prayers for a good and relaxing Summer!

RCIA: Pentecost Sunday was the end of our RCIA program for this year 2018-2019. Thank you and congratulations to our neophytes who have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. May the good Lord continue to guide and increase your journey in the faith.

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

Red Cross Blood Drive: On Wednesday, July 3, from 10AM-3PM the Red Cross is having a blood drive at Alma Via, at 1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132. For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code:  AlmaVia or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Give Blood, save a life!

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 16 The Most Holy Trinity
Monday 17 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 18 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 19 Romauld; Abbot
Thursday 20 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 21 Aloysius Gonzaga; Religious
Saturday 22 Paulinus of Nola; Bishop,  John Fisher and Thomas More; Martyrs
Sunday 23 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,563.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!