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

 

Domenico 24A Del tempo Ordinario

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

 

常年期第二十四日

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

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

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

 

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

 

Rest-in-Peace
Santina Pollini – John Enna

Mary Pecci

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Particular Items

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

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Chinese Zoom Rosary: 玫瑰經

9/13/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Domenico 23A Del Tempo Ordinario

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

 

常年期第二十三主日

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

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

 

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

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Rest in Peace
Lawrence “Larry” Adams

 

Particular Items

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

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

Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary Today:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

9/6/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Domenico 22A Del Tempo Ordinario

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

 

常年期第二十二主日

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

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

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

 

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

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Particular Items

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

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

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

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

8/30/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

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

 

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

 

Domenico 21A Del tempo Ordinario

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

 

常年期第二十一主日

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

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

 

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

 

Rest-in-Peace

Mary Della Cella

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday                              August 29, 2020

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

 

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

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

8/23/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28. The Lord speaks through Isaiah, giving his promise that all who hold to [his] covenant will be brought to his holy mountain. In the second reading, Saint Paul tells the Gentiles that God delivered all to disobedience, that he might have mercy upon all. In the Gospel, a Canaanite woman asks Christ to have pity on her, for her daughter is tormented by a demon. In spite of initial rejection, the woman perseveres in faith and Jesus heals her daughter.

 

Domenico 20A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Chi si rivolge al Signore con umiltà , e ascoltato. Il mistero della chiamata universale alla salvezza impegna il credente a celebrarla con il culto, a proclamara davanti agli uomini e a darne testimonianza con la propria vita.

 

常年期第二十主日

今天的讀經在在表明天主的救恩是賜給所有人的,讀經一《依撒意亞先知書》中說:「我的殿宇是為使普世萬民都能得救。讀經二「天主把眾人都圈入背逆之中,為憐憫眾」。天主不單拯救善人,也拯救罪人,這是很明顯的。

福音中,耶穌對客納罕婦人的態度,有點奇怪,好像有點冷淡,因為祂奉命救天主的選民 ——以色列。祂打發宗徒出外傳教時,曾命令門不要走外邦人的路。客納罕婦人是外邦人。耶穌要試探她的信心,表面對她冷淡,又說拿兒女的餅餵子狗是不對的,真是侮辱十足了。婦人答得好:「小狗也吃主人桌子上掉下的碎屑。」耶穌完全被婦人的信心和謙遜征服了,不但成全了她的願望,還表揚他的信德。

許多時,我們向天主求的態度,好像老板對伙計,有時討價還價,有時更限時專送。其實祈禱最主要的應該是誠心、恆心、謙心、讚美、感恩。客納罕婦人是我們最好的榜樣。

 

From Fr. Gael: The woman is a pagan, a Tyro-Phoenician. Her request to Jesus for a cure is a matter of the heart, that is, the heart of a mother. She makes the request for the cure of her daughter who is  possessed by a demon. Jesus, at first hand, rejects the request because his mission is to the house of Israel and not to pagans. But the heart of the mother is ferociously insistent and her response to Jesus’ apparently strong rejection of her request, likens the request to throwing food to dogs. It seems a bit strong and demeaning of this woman who only seeks the well-being of her daughter.  She, however, responds poignantly: “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Jesus cannot resists the response from the depth of her faith: “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” What do we learn from this? It seems clear to me. Our faith must be ferociously strong and persistent, and Jesus will respond to us as he did to the Tyro-Phoenician woman. Keep at it! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 August 16, 2020
7:30        In Honor of San Rocco from Fortunato + & Rocco D’Ascoli +
8:45        Anton & Angela Canepa +
10:15      For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45      GB De Martini +
1:00        Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe & Frances Cresci +
5:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + 

Monday                                August 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Joseph & Carmella Greco +

Tuesday                                August 18, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving for God’s Blessings from the Freedman León Family
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Wednesday                         August 19, 2020
7:00        Dr. Joseph & Angelina Presti +
9:00        Repose of the Soul of Rodney Chounard +

Thursday                              August 20, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Alice Larson +

Friday                                   August 21, 2020
7:00        Luigi & Rose Mangini +
9:00        Ralph Lavin +

Saturday                               August 22, 2020

7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Leona Riley +
5:00        Second Anniversary of the Death Giovanni Borzoni + 

 

Rest-in-Peace
Alex Nuno

 

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Chinese Apostolate Zoom Rosary:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

8/16/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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Second Collection: Next weekend we will have a second collection for our parish school–and they need it! If you donate online, pleases select the “Second Collection” designation.

Welcome Back, Fr. Bob! Fr. Bon Stein, SDB, has returned to Saints Peter and Paul, serving as an “In Residence” capacity. Welcome back, Fr. Bob!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                  16           20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday                 17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday                 18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday           19           John Eudes; Priest
Thursday               20           Bernard; Abbot, Doctor
Friday                     21           Pius X; Pope
Saturday                22           The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                  23           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33. Elijah heard God in a tiny whispering sound. Paul writes to the Romans that he has great sorrow and constant anguish in [his] heart for his own people. In the Gospel, Peter becomes frightened while walking on the water toward Jesus. Jesus catches him from sinking.

 

 Domenico 19A Del Tempo Ordinario

Ogni discepolo, di cui San Pietro è il prototipo nel vangelo di questa domenica, conosce momenti di incertezza e di dubbio. Quando comincia a vacillare grida: “Signore, salvami.” Gesù gli tenderà la mano per salvarlo. La fragilità della nostra fede non ci trattenga dal partecipare alla Liturgia della festa, per proclamare, con tutta la Comunità: “Tu sei veramente il Figlio di Dio! Signore vieni in aiuto alla mia fragile fede.”

 

常年期第十九主日

讀經一記述厄里亞先知因受了許多迫害,感到力不從心,十分沮喪,便登曷勒布山,想得到安慰,他聽到聲音叫他出來立在天主面前。但天主不在暴風大作,裂山碎石之中,也不在地震烈火中出現。等到一切平靜了,有輕微細弱的風聲,厄里亞聽到了天主的聲音。他蒙着臉站在洞口。天主體恤他的辛勞,以溫柔慈愛安慰他。

福音記述伯多祿看見水面走着的耶穌,請祂也讓他走在水面上到祂身邊。可是在風浪汹湧中,他害怕了,大聲叫喊,求主救助。厄里亞疲乏沮喪,遇困難時灰心失望;伯多祿在危險中膽怯畏懼,都是人之常情。我們在危險中,要記得依靠天主,呼求聖母幫助,堅信天主常在我們之內,就不至沉淪,因為天主會以最溫柔的愛鼓勵、指導保護我。

星期二八月十五日,是聖母升天節,是當守瞻禮日,記得參與彌撒,聖母是我們天上的母親,她有全備之德,我們要向她學習,求她助佑,告訴她你愛她,把你的一切獻給她。

 

From Fr. Gael: God whispers and he does not shout. That is what the prophet Elijah in the Book of Kings learns. And if we listen to that particular piece of scripture it is what we learn that in today’s first reading. God comes into our lives in whispers. When someone whispers to you must move closer to that person to capture their words and understand what they quietly want to tell you. When God whispers we have to move closer to God to capture his message to us. It means sifting through all other distracting noise to filter out what is essential in the whisper.

In today’s Gospel, which follows the dramatic moment of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, Jesus goes off to pray by himself so he can filter out other distractions. Even Jesus needed space to think and pray. Then he proceeds with the demands of daily life, the storm on the sea of Galilee. He ,fortified by pray and closeness to the Father, can tell his disciples. “Take courage, do not be afraid, it is I.” And to the doubt of Peter he can answer, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”. Jesus says the same to us. All what we have to do is draw lose enough to her the whisper in the midst of the storm!  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 August 9 2020
7:30        Lena & Vic d’Acquisto +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     Fred Balistreri +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Healing Michael Riley

 Monday                              August 10, 2020
7:00        Healing Dianne Lynch
9:00        Luigi Marciano +

Tuesday                               August 11, 2020
7:00        Madeline Curreri +
9:00        Peter Domenici. III +

Wednesday                       August 12, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Louis Ferallis & Sam Sultana +

Thursday                            August 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Annette & Tom Lazio +

Friday                                   August 14, 2020
7:00        Patrick Havey +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Saturday                             August 15, 2020
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

Rest in Peace
Kelly Rossi – Ken Butori
Fr. Len Traverso

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                09          19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               10           Lawrence; Deacon and Martyr
Tuesday              11            Clare; Virgin
Wednesday        12            Jane Frances de Chantal; Religious
Thursday            13            Pontian; Pope, and Hippolytus; Priest; Martyrs
Friday                  14           Maximillian Kolbe; Priest, Martyr
Saturday              15           The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 16           20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 8:35, 37-39; Matthew 14:13-21. The Lord speaks through Isaiah, exhorting his people to come to the water and be renewed by the everlasting covenant. Paul  tells the Romans that nothing can separate them from the love of Christ. In the Gospel, after hearing of the death of John the Baptist, Jesus heals the sick and feeds the 5,000 abundantly.

 

Domenico 18A Del tempo Ordinario

Il peccato impedisce che l’amore di Cristo raggiunga il suo scopo. Sullo sfondo della tragedia di Giovanni Battista, davanti a una folla sfinita e disorientate, Gesù chiede agli Apostoli di fare la loro piccolo parte e compie un miracolo. Fidiamoci della Provvidenza che agisce anche attraverso di noi: ciò che riceviamo diving dono!

 

常年期第十八主日

今天彌撒的讀經一是依撒意亞先知所寫的的一段:「凡口渴的,到水泉來吧!那沒有錢的,也請來吧!請來買不花錢、不索值的酒和奶吃。」在舊約時代,往往用充足的酒、油、奶來表示財富。先知告訴我們天主慈愛地照顧我們。而今天的福音更進一步表現出天主的慈愛,祂派遣聖子來安慰、幫助、救贖我們。

耶穌聽到若翰去世的消息,悄悄地坐船離開來到一處偏僻的荒野去祈禱。羣眾知道了,一直徒步找祂。耶穌自己雖然因為若翰的死亡很傷心,但祂不顧自己,治好他們帶來的病人,並且教導他們,更顯聖跡,以五餅二魚餵飽他們。餅和魚固然是當時群眾的需要食糧,但也是日後耶穌要給的永生之糧的預象。我們今天從耶穌得到的不單是餅和魚,而是祂的身體和寶血。這奧跡比五餅二魚更偉大,這精神的食糧是千百年來用之不完取之不盡的,但耶穌要我們要像當年的群眾一樣,懷着熱情和信賴去跟隨耶穌,尋找耶穌。

本來,耶穌要顯任何奇跡都不需要我們幫助,但祂願意我們和祂合作。人雖然能力有限,但祇要我們願意為自己的兄弟付出,那怕是最微薄的力量,天主也會把它變成偉大的德能。

聖德蘭修女就是很好的例子。

 

From Fr. Gael: The multiplication of the loaves and the fishes is a miracle which answers the immediate needs of the crowd which has followed him to listen to him preach. He satisfies their physical hunger. When they see and experience this, they then look upon Jesus as an apt candidate to be their king. He is tagged with Messianic expectations. Jesus flees from this kind of adulation which is self-serving on the part of the crowd. It is not the basis for a true relationship. Isaiah in the first reading tries to clarify that kind of thinking. He explains to the people of Israel in exile that the basis of the relationship with God is the covenant in which God says: “I will be your God and you will be my people.” The basis is not personal gain but rather committed relationship between God and his people. And so it is only natural that Jesus, Son of God, would run away from anything less. The reflection that is incumbent upon us, then, is what is the basis of my personal relationship with God?  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Beatrice Smalley
Stedman Matthew – Angie Acconero

 

Sunday                                August 2, 2020
7:30        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45        Thanksgiving from Andrew Tia
10:15      Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB +
11:45      Carla Ferrando +
1:00        The Birthday of Andrea Manenzi +
5:00        The Birthday of Sean M. Bugayong 

Monday                               August 3, 2020
7:00        Stedman Matthew +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Tuesday                               August 4, 2020
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Romeo De Martini +

Wednesday                       August 5, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday                             August 6, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Stefana & Giuseppe Alioto +

                Friday                   August 7, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi +

                Saturday              August  8, 2020
7:30         Intention Dolores Meehan
9:00        Angie Acconero +
5:00        The Aicardi Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

 

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玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting
8/2/2020 Sunday
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Rosary Walk: Today there will be the weekly Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 02           18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday                03           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday                04           John Vianney, Priest
Wednesday          05           The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Thursday              06           The Transfiguration of the Lord
Friday                   07           Sixtus II; Pope, and Companions; Martyrs. Cajetan; Priest
Saturday              08           Dominic; Priest
Sunday                 09           19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46. God tells Solomon to ask for anything, and he asks for an understanding heart to lead his people.. Saint Paul writes to the Romans that, all things work for good to those who love God. In the Gospel, Jesus uses three parables (buried treasure, pearl of great price, and a full fish net) to explain the kingdom of heaven.

 

Domenica 17A Del Tempo Ordinario

I discepoli di Gesù hanno come regola di vita l’amore che è dono e tesoro inestimabile. Per conquistarlo occorre affrontare qualiasi difficoltà con discernimento e generosità, affinché Dio occupy sempre il primo posto nella vita.

 

 

常年期第十七主日

今天耶穌繼續講天國的比喻,教訓人應有怎樣的智慧,去進入天國。祂把天國比作「藏在地裏的珍寶」,人發現了,為擁有它,變賣一切去得到它。又像一個尋找寶珠的商人,找到真正的珠寶,也變賣一切,買了它。這兩個比喻,說明得到恩寵有時是無意之間,一個訊息,使他突然明白了,皈依天主。也有人千辛萬苦去鑽研,終於明白了天主的聖道,於是諴心地相信,以得到聖道為至寶。其實天主的恩寵離我們很近,但我們卻沒有發現它,即使發現了,也不看重它,以為比起金錢、名譽、地位和享受,它不算是什麼而放棄它,又有些人以為有的是時間,等享受夠了,才去領取,而沒有想到生命無常,迅息即逝,機會不再。十分可惜。

人世間有許多知識、物質、財富,就像漁人撒網一樣,網一拉上,千種百樣的東西都出現,但有智慧的人,祇選能持久,適合永生之用的 ,其餘的通通不取。因為沒有什麼比永生更重要。

 

From Fr. Gael: Imagine you are a contestant on some sort of quiz show, and you have won. You are told you can chose your own prize from among a multitude of valuable things. What would you choose? This is the situation of Solomon in today’s first reading. What you choose would be a good indication of what you most value in life, of what your set of values are. Of all the physical material external things that Solomon could have chosen, he chooses an internal attribute. He chooses wisdom so that he may rule as king with rectitude over his people. And so he is granted wisdom and so much more by God. The very fact that he chooses wisdom is an indication that it already reigned in his heart, but was magnified ever more by God’s blessing. What reigns in my heart? What reigns in all our hearts? The choice belonged to Solomon to make and the blessing he received was a confirmation of that good heart? May our hearts hold what will cause God to bless even more abundantly as He did Solomon! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Ed Tobin
Annie Martinez Rippburger

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                July 26, 2020
 7:30        Ed Tobin +
8:45        Guilia Ghio & Albertina Sultana +
10:15     Stephen Cordova +
11:45     Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +  –
Carabinieri Mario Cerciello Rega + (Conc.)
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Carol La Flash +

 Monday                               July 27, 2020
7:00        Emma Kirby +
9:00        Milagros Lavin +

Tuesday                               July 28, 2020
7:00        Intention Frank Chu and Family
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Wednesday                        July 29, 2020
7:00        For an Increase in Vocations
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Thursday                             July 30, 2020
7:00        Annie Martinez Rippburger +
9:00        Fiorella Banducci +

Friday                                   July 31, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Birthday of Susan B. Gamboa & Anniversary of the Death of Robert Fuller +

Saturday                              August 1, 2020
7:30        Thomas Begley +
9:00        Albert Salera +
5:00        Fred Damato +

 

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Second Collection: Today there is a second collection for Peter’s Pence, supporting the good works of the Holy Father all over the world. Please be generous. If you donate online, please select “Second Collection” from the designation pull down menu, to make sure your gift is assigned to Peter’s Pence.

Today’s Chinese Virtual Rosary at 10:45: 玫瑰經 7/26/2020 Sunday 早上 10:45 am

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 26           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               27           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               28           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        29           Martha
Thursday             30           Peter Chtrysologus; Bishop, Doctor
Friday                    31           Ignatius of Loyola; Priest
Saturday              01           Alphonsus Ligouiri; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 02           18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13: 24-43 or 13 13:24-30. Wisdom speaks of the might and clemency of God, saying you would permit repentance for their sins. Paul tells the Romans that the Spirit intercedes when we know not how to pray. In the Gospel, Jesus shares three parables about the kingdom of heaven, explaining the of the parable of the weeds to his disciples.

 

Domenica 16A del Tempo Ordinario

 Alla vista di ciò che accade nel mondo è impossibile nonn porsi delle domande. Come può Dio sopportare tanti disodini, tante intollerabili ingiustizie, tanti delitti scandalosamente impunity? Perché interviene così poco? Non si tratta di chiedere conto a Dio, ma di cercare di capire la sua condotta, che deve ispirare la nostra. Dio è l’Onnipotente, che non ha bisogno di imporsi con la forza: concede a tutti il tempo per cambiare la loro condotta, per convertirsi. Il tempo della resa dei conti è già programmato.

 

常年期第十六主日

今天耶穌仍用撒種的比喻,第一段寫莠子的存在,是指邪惡、敗行,人如果不留心就會犯罪  。但令人欣慰的是天主仁慈的,「是公義的本源;因為祢主宰一切,所以祢必能諒解一切…祢雖掌有大權,但施審判,卻很溫和。」世人往往以權力壓制公義,但天主不是這樣,祂有權力,同時也是公義和慈悲的。天主永遠給人最後的機會。因此,忍耐地等待,延遲懲罰,給人懺悔的機會。

天國還在發展的時期,善人和惡人之間,沒有絕對明顯的分別,天主容許兩種人混合在一起生活,一方面為考驗善人,使他們更能堅持到底,多立善功;另一方面給惡人有悔攺的機會,因為善人會變壞,壞人會變好,我們中國人有一句話「蓋棺論定」。意思是要等到人呼出最後一口氣,才可判斷。因為人一天未死,一天仍有機會悔攺。天主不立刻收人靈魂,祂希望人回心轉意。善人應該為罪人祈禱,並以善言善行幫助他的弟兄們。

 

From Fr. Gael: God loves us and wants us to love Him. But God won’t make us love Him. Forced love is not love at all. And so the good and the bad live in this world side by side. Matthew wants us to understand that we choose to which side we belong. God gives us time to reach out in freedom and experience God’s gracious kindness and healing touch. Ultimately, for Matthew, God is good and merciful, giving us the time we need to repent and turn back. In our weakness, God is our strength and our help. In the parable the slaves want to pull out the growing weeds with the growing wheat. The Master instead says, “Let them grow together, there will be time later to separate them.” God gives us time, and time again. It is never too late for the Love of God. The confidence of the landowner that his wheat will survive the effect of the weeds is worth pondering. A trust in goodness that is greater than the fear of wickedness could be a powerful weapon against rampant, senseless violence. It has worked before in history, and could work again if given a chance. Let’s give LOVE a chance. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                July 19, 2020
7:30        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15      Desta Gould +
11:45      GB DeMartini +
1:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                              July 20, 2020
7:00        Inez & Johnny Carlenzoli +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Tuesday                              July 21, 2020
7:00        Luigi, Rosa, & Hilda Mangini & Frank Lucier +
9:00        Paul & Jacqueline Longinotti +

Wednesday                        July 22, 2020
7:00        Evaret Jorgensen +
9:00        Mary, John, & Richard Caserza +

Thursday                             July 23, 2020
7:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00        Birthday of Teresa Bonjean + – George Muntean (Conc.)

Friday                                   July 24, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Special Blessings for Daniel Ortega

Saturday                              July 25, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Anniversary of the Deaths of Juanita Cong + &  Mariano Uy +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

 Rest-in-Peace
Stephen Córdova
Annie Martinez Rippburger

 

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Chinese Apostolate :玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

Today, Sunday 早上10:45 am

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

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

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

The Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet by Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 at 4pm. The great 20th century American Catholic writer, Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” along with several other short stories will be discussed. A relevant Salesian spirituality topic will be presented as well. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 1, 4pm, Zoom (Bp. Barron, “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Secular Age,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Js0Hba-HLg). For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (Franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary, though. All are welcome.

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

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next weekend there will be a special collection for Peter’s Pence, supporting the good works of the Holy Father all over the world. Please be generous.

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 19           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               20           St. Appollinaris; Bishop, Martyr
Tuesday               21           Lawrence of Brindisi; Priest, Doctor
Wednesday         22           Mary Magdalene
Thursday             23           Bridget; Religious
Friday                   24           Sharbel Makhlūf; Priest
Saturday              25           James; Apostle
Sunday                 26           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

 

 

Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23 or 13:1-9. Isaiah describes the word of God as fruitful, not returning to the Lord until his will is accomplished. Paul writes to the Romans, addressing human suffering and looking beyond it to the promise of heaven. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the sower and explains its meaning.

 Domenica 15A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Parola di Dio non è solo l’insegnamento che Gesù ci dà, ma anche le azioni da lui compiute. Che i destinatari l’accolgano o la rifiutino essa illumine e orienta I fatti della storia. L’umanità riceve da Cristo il dono dello Spirito Santo, che la guida a cogliere nella sofferenza e nella croce il seme di vita eterna.

 常年期第十五主日

「就如雨和雪,不再返回原處,祇有灌溉田地,使之繁殖萌芽」。(讀經一)耶穌回應依撒撒意亞先知的話,講出了當地人們熟悉的撒種種植的比喻。這比喻耶穌自己已經解釋得很清楚,祂所撒的種子是天主的聖言,也就是天主的恩寵,土地是每人的心田。恩寵的施與,不分種族,不分貧富貴賤,人人有份,任由人自由取之無盡,用之不竭,問題是你想不想要。天主絕不勉強,因為勉強接受不能持久,一遇到多少阻力便心灰意冷,急急放棄。但天主永遠給人機會,因為[木祂知道,人若有心,石地也能變成良田;荊棘叢生也能拔除淨盡,天主從不放棄,祂耐心等待人悔攺,盼望瘠地變良田,結實纍纍。

耶穌警告我們,有些人心麻木了,他們祇想過暫時的、因循苟且的生活,他們塞住耳朵,閉上眼睛,免得聽了心裏明白,而需要改變生活。這是發人深思的話,願我們警醒、細聽,消化、謹記、實行耶穌的教訓。

 

From Fr. Gael: Matthew is addressing a key concern of his Christian-Jewish community; namely, why some Jews accepted Jesus and other Jews rejected him and his message of the Kingdom. The parable is an attempt to explore this mystery concerning acceptance or rejection of Jesus’ message and centers on our willingness to open ourselves to how God is present and acting in the world. It means developing ears that listen attentively and a mind that discerns thoughtfully. With God’s help, this kind of soil will produce abundant fruit. Life and all its consequent demands tend to drown out the capability to hear and respond to it. The grace, the seed, is given but must be received by each of us, interiorized and acted upon. This parable does not center on what God does, but rather on the receptivity that we assume. Ultimately, responding to the word is what bears fruit and yields the said hundred or sixty fold harvest. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                July 12, 2020
7:30        Anniversary of the Death of Celestina Sbragia +
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15       Soul of Paul Tsih +
11:45       Carla Ferrando + – Lydia Scarsella Fleming  + (Conc.)
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Anton & Angela Canepa +

 Monday                              July 13, 2020
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Jose C. Bugayong +

Tuesday                               July 14, 2020
7:00        Anne Franceschini  +
9:00        Rose Damato Bowles +

Wednesday                        July 15, 2020
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Matthias Moreno Oliver +

Thursday                             July 16, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Friday                                   July 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Saturday                              July 18, 2020
7:30        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Intention of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Matthias Moreno Oliver

 

 

Particular Items

Chinese Apostolate Zoom Rosary and Social: The weekly Zoom Rosary and Social begins at 10:45AM:

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Rosary Walk: Today there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral., beginning at 2:30PM. Join us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 12           15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               13           St. Henry
Tuesday               14           Kateri Tekakwitha; Virgin
Wednesday        15           Bonaventure; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday             16           Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Friday                    17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              18           Camillus de Lellis; Priest
Sunday                 19           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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