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.
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
Santina Pollini – John Enna
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 +
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
Meeting ID: 878 2471 3643
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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-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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at email@example.com “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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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