Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15: 1-32 or 15:1-10. In the first reading, Moses turns away God’s wrath when the people of Israel create and worship a molten calf. Saint Paul, writing to Timothy, describes himself as the foremost of sinners—an example to others of God’s merciful love. Jesus, in the Gospel, tells several parables to illustrate examples of God’s mercy to sinners.

 

Domenica 24A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Quanto è facile seguire le illusioni e perseverare lungo la via del male! Solo il richiamo della grazia ci può far ritonare alla via della salvezza. La bontà di Dio non rinuncia ad accogliere i figli che ritornano. Ma il suo volto viene rivelato soltanto a coloro che si lasciano permeare dalla sua bontà. Diventano insopportabili coloro che fanno di se stessi il centro di ognia avvenimento.

 

常年期第二十四主日今天的讀經可說是描寫天主慈悲的袖珍本。讀經一記述天主寬恕背叛的以色到人;讀經二聖保祿宗徒多次申述自己曾經迫害、施暴、褻瀆教會,卻得蒙天主寬恕。而福音第十五章更是天主仁慈的寫照。我們祇需靜心細讀細想,吸取其中含義就可得到安慰和勇氣。現在且讓我們看看那長子,他是不是我們靈魂的寫照?他驕傲,覺得自己很好,多年服侍父親,從未違背父親;但他妒忌,他不肯寬恕,使他變得冷酷無情,好像把父親看成了外人,弟弟則成了「你這個同娼妓一起的兒子!」驕傲妒忌的人無法看到別人的好處,無法欣賞別人的好處和成就,更無法和家人一起慶祝弟弟的再生。他妄斷,不會想到這個悔改的弟弟將來可能是個聖人,而自己卻滯留在不滿、不快樂中。他更不能體會到父親連散盡家財的浪子也愛,對他又會是怎樣的珍愛呢?

讓我們誠心默想今天的福音,聆聽天主的教訓,意識到祂愛我們,也求祂賞我們力量效法祂去愛別人。

 

From Fr. Gael: Luke gives us a beautiful account of the parable of the Prodigal son, or the Loving Father as it is also called. But I would rather reflect today on the verses preceding the parable which give us the proper motivation to why Christ tells the tale. He starts with the example of the shepherd with a hundred sheep who loses one and leaves the ninety-nine un protected to go in search of the one. Now, while this is beautiful, it is illogical. More harm could befall the ninety-nine while the Shepherd is out in search of the one. Investment wise, it does not make sense. But, actually, that is just the point Jesus is making. The love of God for each one of us is illogically splendid. He will risk the ninety-nine to come after me.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Weddings
Christopher Ackley and Kimberly Lockett
Rest-in-Peace
Anthony Starelli – Eugene V. DeMartini
Joseph Bonilla – Julie Barboni-Moore

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 15, 2019
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
8:45 Death Anniversary of Frank (Biscotti) Reginato +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul –  Healing Patrick Parks (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 The Fanucchi Family & Lucchesi Family +

Monday  September 16, 2019
7:00 Frances Martin, II +
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Hector & Altina Ocampo + (Conc.)

Tuesday   September 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay + – Joseph Rosmini, from his Brother + (Conc.)

Wednesday September 18, 2019
7:00 Luigi Marciano +
9:00 Pietro Nobili + – For Fr. Jose on his Birthday (Conc.)

Thursday   September 19, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli + – Healing Joseph Leung (Conc.)

 Friday  September 20, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan + – Thanksgiving Yasmin Yamat (Conc.)

 Saturday  September 21, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Death Anniversary of Frank Germano + – Healing Joseph Leung (Conc.)
5:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

 

Particular Items

Catechetical Sunday: Today is Catechetical Sunday in the Archdiocese of San Francisco!

Who are Catechists?:  “Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry.” Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel and to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. We are happy that in our parish we have individuals who have accepted the call to be Catechists, to be echoes of faith.  Among those who have accepted the call, this year we have six who will receive the California Catechist Certificate from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Office of Faith Formation. Congratulations to Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai. They have all given years of dedication and service to our parish!

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun. We are still welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. We will have two orientation nights September 12 or September 19, 2019 at the Parish Rectory at 7:00pm.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! It’s today! 1-4PM,  doors open 12:30, in the gym. Tickets are $35.00, and include Champagne, Lunch, Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Cards!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture study is also at 7:00PM, but in the rectory.

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.

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have a special collection for the Priest’s Retirement Fund. Please be generous in helping those who have given their lives in the service of the people of God! Envelopes are in the pews.

Italian Cultural Preservation Society: The Italian Cultural Preservation Society will meet Monday, September 23, from 5:30-8:00PM, in the Parish Center.

Madonna de Miracoli: On September 29, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy!

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 10:00 AM 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.

Madonna del Lume: The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 5 & 6! The events of Saturday, October 5 begin at 10:00 AM with the Memorial Mass at the Fisherman’s Chapel on the wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade, and the Memorial Ceremony at sea. The Sunday, October 6 events will begin with Mass at 11:30 AM, followed by refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession will begin in front of the church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! The MDL dinner dance is at 5PM at the SF Italian Athletic Club. Please pick up a flyer in the Church!

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 our website to learn more about the school.

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.

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. (Above, from our history: that’s the girls of Presentation Convent School in the 1946 Parade!)

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: 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays:10am to 12pm or 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.

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org or go here to learn more.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. More information here.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday  15 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday  16 Cornelius; Pope, and Cyprian; Bishop, Martyrs
Tuesday  17 Robert Bellarmine; Bishop, Doctor
Wednesday 18 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 19 Januarius; Bishop, Martyr
Friday  20 Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn; Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang and Companions; Martyrs
Saturday 21 Matthew; Apostle, Evangelist
Sunday  22 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,953.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Wisdom 9:13-18b; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33. In our first reading we learn that knowing God’s ways and plans comes only through the wisdom m of the Holy Spirit. In today’s epistle, Paul urges Philemon to be merciful to his runaway slave, who served Paul in prison, and accept him back not as a slave but a brother. In the Gospel Jesus tells the crowds what is required to be his disciple: placing discipleship above relationships, possessions and their own lives.

 

Domenica 23A Del Tempo Ordinario

I nostri comportamenti sono spessocausati dalla tirannia degli istinti e daldesiderio di spraffazione. Abbiamo bisogno della sapienza che domandiamo a Dio nella preghiera. San Paolo nel delizioso biglietto all’amico Filemone comincia la rivoluzione delle coscienze che poterà alle grandi scelte sociali.

 

常年期第二十三主日

今天的福音耶穌用了很嚴厲的言詞:「誰若跟隨我,不惱恨自己的父親、母親……不能做我的門徒。」耶穌當然不是真的要我們「恨」,因為天主是愛,「恨」不是於天的性質。耶穌祇是用這個言詞來加強語氣。這句話可能翻譯成:愛得更多或愛得更完滿,愛得一點都不保留。含有自私成份,有所保留的愛就是愛得不夠,因為祇有天主,在人的心靈和生活上,才有權佔絕對重要的首席地位,我們不能為了愛父母或任何人背離天主;更不能為個人的利益或意願而背棄天主。換句話說,天主要我們自願地、完全輕看世物,為愛天主的緣故隨時願意付出一切。

做耶穌的門徒另一個條件是:背自己的十字架,跟在祂後面走。耶穌自己背着十字架到耶路撒冷加爾瓦略山被釘死,作為祂的門徒應該懷着愛心,謹守祂的誡命,甚至即使為此而冒生命的危險也在所不辭。

耶穌的要求是不是太自太私嚴格了?絕對不是! 不要忘記祂也說過:「你們為我最小的兄弟做的,就是為我做了。」

From Fr. Gael: Is Jesus really asking us to hate our father and our mother? Not really. The rest of the Gospel today clarifies that. He is asking us to prioritize our decisions and measure our choices. Jesus is asking his listeners to choose the best alternative possible. Jesus is the best alternative, but the choice will come at a cost and that is what Jesus wants us to understand. He wants us to really, really, really choose him, and thereby accept the cost. He wants followers who are committed to him and to all that such commitment implies. And so, Jesus gives these examples to cause greater reflection on our part, and consequently greater commitment. Hate is not the motivation. Love of Christ is the motivation that enables us to embrace him and accept the cost!–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 8, 2019
7:30 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
8:45 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 GB De Martini + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
1:00 Joan Caliendo +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday  September 9, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Mary & Julio Pozzi +

Tuesday   September 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Wednesday September 11, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Peter A. Cresci + – Leonardo Mendoza+ (Conc.)

Thursday   September 12, 2019
7:00 Louis Ferralis +
9:00 Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday  September 13, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Birthday of Lucy Chan

Saturday  September 14, 2019
7:30 Lisa Middione +
9:00 Frank Delucchi + –  George Muntean + (Conc.)
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

Particular Items

Madonna Celebrations: On September 29, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, and on October 4-5 we celebrate Madonna del Lume! Mark your calendars!

Show our Veterans We Care! Please join us on Monday, September 9, 6-8pm, at the Saints Peter & Paul cafeteria to make inspirational cards of gratitude to honor our veterans for Patriot Day. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own, too! The cards will be delivered to veterans at the VA hospital in SF. Call the parish office for more details.

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.

Great Photos from Guadalupe Pilgrimage: The Chinese Apostolate shared some very nice photos from last week’s pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe…check them out here.

Catholic Women’s Retreats: Healing After Abortion: In Spanish: Sept 7-8; In English: Sept 14-15. For more information, go here.

Parental Rights in Education FREE Meeting! Sex Education and Your Rights as Parents: Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm at St Dominic’s Church 2390 Bush St San Francisco, CA. Did you know that new California law now requires sex education in public and charter schools—and that the recommended curricula include aggressive promotion of morally objectionable concepts of human sexuality? What can we do to protect our children? Join us to learn more!

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. More information here.

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals: The Catholic Medical Association, San Francisco Guild, will hold their first public event on September 14, 2019, 10 am-12 pm at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco (2390 Bush Street) in the Parish Hall.  All physicians and health care professionals are welcome to this meet-and-greet. “We are a Catholic physician-led organization seeking to grow in our understanding of the moral and ethical principles of our Catholic Faith and clinical practice. Through education, support, and faith-sharing, we inspire to live our call to holiness, to grow in our love of God, and to support one another as faithful Catholics healthcare providers.” You can learn more here. 

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. Go here or call 650-289-3320.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! It’s Next Week! 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.

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 with Archbishop Cordileone celebrating a  10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza, where there will be Adoration, a homily, confessions, and Benediction. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, go here.

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. Below: From our history—St. Mary’s Chinese Girls’ Drum Corps in the 1964 Parade.

 

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. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website for more details.

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 our website to learn more about the school.

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program began last Sunday and will be held following every Sunday 8:45 am Liturgy Registration and class will be held in the Gym after the mass.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 08 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 09 Peter Claver; Priest
Tuesday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 11 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 12 The Most Holy Name of Mary
Friday 13 John Chrysostom; Bishop. Doctor
Saturday 14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Sunday  15 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,183.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29. Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a; Luke 14:1, 7-14. Sirach describes humility as the hallmark of those who find favor with God. The Letter to the Hebrews reminds the community that Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant. In the Gospel, Jesus uses a parable to convey the importance of humility for his disciples.

 

Domenica 22A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
La virtù dell’umiltà nasce dalla consapevolezza dell’uomo di essere creatura, perchè ogni dono viene da Dio al quale va fatto risalire. L’essere umano è invitato ad agire con realismo ed equilbrio, pronto e disponibile al servizio.

 

常年期第二十二主日

今天讀經的主題是謙遜,謙遜的反面是驕傲,是七罪宗之首。謙遜是獲得救贖的主要條件之一,是那麼重要,卻又不十分被重視和去實行 。在讀經一《德訓篇》中也告訴我們:「你越偉大,在一切事上,越當謙下,這樣你才能在上主面前獲得恩寵。」謙遜不是否認自己的優長,而是明白、並承認這些優長都是天主所賜。

耶穌趁在法利塞首領家吃飯的機會,提醒人謙遜的重要。祂說:「凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑。」  這事看來似乎很簡單,可是如果我們在日常生活中,有時也會「爭奪首席」。那就是表揚自己,為自己辯解,理由可以是為了行善、為了光榮天主,但如果有勇氣反省, 會發覺,可能一切都是為了自己的虛榮。

人生的終向是天上的耶路撒冷,願我們求聖母幫助,效法她謙遜的美德,勇敢地完成這朝聖的旅程。

 

When people go to any event with assigned seating at tables, they are eager to see at which table they are sitting. Obviously, the hope is to be seated in the center and in front as close to the main table as possible. Where one is assigned to sit indicates something about the social pecking order. Jesus commented on just this in today’s reading and proposes a strategy based on humility rather than on one’s own concept of self-importance. Go lower so that you’ll be asked to go higher. Look at that! Let your status be affirmed by others rather than overstated by yourself. That’s a unique strategy. And to think that Jesus is the one who proposes it. However, to his credit it is based on humility. It would be nice to try it!                                                 –Fr. Gael Sulliavn, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Vincent LaRocca – Vincent d’Agostino
Thomas Kevin Deely

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 1, 2019
7:30 Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Emma Yriberri +
11:45 Peter Domenici, III + – Luciana Montalvo + (Conc.)
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, and Frances Cresci +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. +

Monday  September 2, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Giuseppe Balistreri + (Conc.)

Tuesday   September 3, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of Frank Germano + – Intention Julie Alma Seeler (Conc.)

Wednesday September 4, 2019
7:00 Chan Mei Kwan +
9:00 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB + and Fr. Louis Masoero, SDB +

Thursday   September 5, 2019
7:00 Patrick and Lisa Steffel +
9:00 Giovanni Riccio + – Intention Oliver Christoph Seeler (Conc.)

 Friday  September 6, 2019
7:00 Henry Ravetto +
9:00 Carlo Romeo +

 Saturday  September 7, 2019
7:30 Maddelena Iannello +
9:00 Soul of Gelasio Bini +
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +


 
Particular Items

Madonna Celebrations: It is that time of year when we gratefully celebrate the appearances of Our Lady to the people of Italy! On September 29, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, and on October 4-5 we celebrate Madonna del Lume! Mark your calendars!

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.

2019 Marian Conference: On September 6 at 5:00pm and September 7 at 7:00am at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2800 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara. Speakers include Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Vicar Provincial and Vocation Director for the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and Msgr. Eduardo Chávez, Director General of the Instituto Superior de Estudios Guadalupanis. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

Catholic Women’s Retreats: Healing after abortion: In Spanish: Sept 7-8; In English: Sept 14-15. More information here.

Care Packages for our Veterans: On Monday, September 9, from 7-9PM, we will be preparing care packages for some of our veterans who are in need. Please call the rectory for more information.

Parental Rights in Education FREE Meeting! Sex Education and Your Rights as Parents: Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm at St Dominic’s Church 2390 Bush St San Francisco, CA. Did you know that new California law now requires sex education in public and charter schools—and that the recommended curricula include aggressive promotion of morally objectionable concepts of human sexuality? What can we do to protect our children? Join us to learn more! Go here for full information.

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals: The Catholic Medical Association, San Francisco Guild, will hold their first public event on September 14, 2019, 10 am-12 pm at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco (2390 Bush Street) in the Parish Hall.  All physicians and health care professionals are welcome to this meet-and-greet. “We are a Catholic physician-led organization seeking to grow in our understanding of the moral and ethical principles of our Catholic Faith and clinical practice. Through education, support, and faith-sharing, we inspire to live our call to holiness, to grow in our love of God, and to support one another as faithful Catholics healthcare providers.” You can learn more here.

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.

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.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. More information may be found here.

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 with Archbishop Cordileone celebrating a  10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza, where there will be Adoration, a homily, confessions, and Benediction. 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

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.

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program has begun and will be held following every Sunday 8:45 am Liturgy Registration and class will be held in the Gym after the mass.

100 YEARS!!! On October 12-13 we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! Not too many events in San Francisco are 100 years old and we are proud to be among them! 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. That’s a picture from our history: international heartthrob Rudolph Valentino (second from left) as honorary starter of our 1922 Columbus Day marathon!

Feast of St. Padre Pio and Dedication of Statue: On September 22, at 5:00 pm, our friends over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St., invite you to celebrate the Feast Vigil of St. Padre Pio at the historic shrine, with Mass, and blessing and dedication of a new statue of Pio of Pietrelcina. Organist and choir will accompany the liturgy; a reception will follow Mass in the church lower hall. Learn more at shrinesf.org.

“A Humanized Mouse”: Protest UCSF: An American Horror Story. UCSF is the late-term abortion training capital of the US, the world’s most politically motivated medical institution on abortion expansion, and facilitator of some of the most grotesque experiments involving human fetal tissue on the planet. They describe the results of one of their experiments as “a humanized mouse.” Join Pro-Life San Francisco, United for Life of Northern California, Americans United for Life, and others to call up the UCSF Board of Regents to end the brutal and unjust destruction of the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community. September 6, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Koret Quad, Mission Bay Campus, Campus Way and 4th St., San Francisco. More information at prolifesf.com/events

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 01 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 02 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 03 Gregory the Great; Pope, Doctor
Wednesday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 05 Teresa of Calcutta
Friday 06 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 07 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  08 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,896.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,237.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!