Ezekiel 17:22-24; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34. Ezekiel speaks for the Lord, who will take a shoot from a cedar and plant it on the mountain heights of Israel, where it will bear fruit. In the second reading, Paul writes that we walk by faith, not by sight. In the Gospel, Jesus describes the kingdom of God using parables of a wheat field and a mustard seed.
Domenica 11A Del Tempo Ordinario
Dov’è Dio, dove sta il suo regno? Domande tormentate, causate da tante situazioni di dolore e di difficoltà. Le ritroviamo nella vita degli ebrei in esilio, nella storia dei cristiani e dell’umanità, in balia a feroci persecuzioni. Abbiate fiducia, dicono i testi della liturgia e sappiate riconoscere l’intervento della Provvidenza.
From Fr. Gael: This week we have moved back to the eleventh Sunday of Ordinary time. We live most of our lives in ordinary time. It is there that we work through the living out of our salvation. The Responsorial Psalm gives us a clue about an important element of that living. It says: “Lord it is good to give thanks to you.” Gratitude is a very important part of living.
During the past fifteen months we have been living in an extraordinary time, one which I had not seen in my entire life which is almost three quarters of a century. We have dealt with the scourge of the pandemic. We have watched the numbers of the casualties rise. We have seen across the globe and at home with the loss of relatives and friends. We have felt the economic impact of the crisis. We have endured the difficulties which have been imposed upon the children, the adolescents, adults and the elderly. We all have borne its’ weight upon us.
And yet it is necessary to say: “Lord it is good to give thanks to you.”
We are still here, and we look to the future. God is in every moment of history. We cannot forget that. And it is necessary to stop and reflect on God’s presence in the midst of it all. God has not abandoned us. He has cried with us. He has felt our anxiety and impatience and perched upon our shoulders as we have lived out each day. We are not alone. The God of eternity is in each moment we live waiting for us to rest our hearts and souls upon his shoulders. Part of the Easter message of Jesus, often repeated was: “Do not be afraid!”
And so we can embrace the message of today’s scripture and breathe out this prayer: “Lord it is good to give thanks to you.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday June 13, 2021
8:45 Ettorina Cardella & Family + – Frank & Linda Machi+
10:15 In Honor of St. Anthony +
12:00 GB De Martini + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
Monday June 14, 2021
7:00 Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00 Srs. Antoinette & Mary Pollini, FMA – Joseph Clark +
Tuesday June 15, 2021
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
Wednesday June 16, 2021
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Esther Ramirez +
Thursday June 17, 2021
7:00 The Wedding Anniversary of Deacon Edward & Erlinda Te
9:00 Gaetano Alioto+
Friday June 18, 2021
7:00 Edward J. Sabini +
9:00 Josephine Piazza + – James Generelli +
Saturday June 19 , 2021
7:30 Birthday of Jose C. Bugayong +
9:00 Souls of Louis & Ilva Baccetti and Costantino Laurent & Giuseppe Frizza +
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza & Gig Ghiglieri +
Jose Cadena & Meghan Ryan
Jeffrey Flores & Trysha Jose
Al Baccari – Linda Ruiz
Bishop Sylvain Ducange, SDB
Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!
Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.
Thank You! Thanks to the 45 parishioners who joined us for this year’s Corpus Christi Procession! Here’s a nice photo, courtesy of Catarina:
Al Baccari Memorial Mass: The Memorial Mass for Al Baccari will be this Friday, June 18, at 10:00AM.
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 43 parishioners have pledged/paid $20,295, leaving us with a balance of $37,559. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.
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. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious Education-CCD: Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/
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.
The Year of St. Joseph: “Among the things that Jesus said or did, are there any which, we might suppose, he deliberately did, intending to do what Joseph had done? If so, then in doing so he was reflecting St. Joseph.
Let us suppose that, even though St. Joseph in Nazareth did not preside over great wealth and prosperity, nonetheless there was a magnanimity and magnificence in his character, which Our Lord as a child had noted and had wanted, then, to honor when he was a man, through imitation.
The obvious example would be the Marriage Feast of Cana. St. John says explicitly that Mary was invited, and that Jesus and the disciples accompanied her. (Jn. 2:1-2) This way of putting it seems meant to suggest that Joseph was no longer alive: Jesus accompanied his mother in Joseph’s stead. What he did, then, may naturally be taken to be “in Joseph’s stead,” in imitation. His care for the newly married couple, shown in his creation of about 800 bottles of the finest wine, seems exactly a realization of what the Patriarch did, while also being a type, of what St. Joseph still does today for the Church, as Universal Patron.” Michael Pakaluk “Two Reflections on St. Joseph.”
Pray for our Priests: On Mondays: we pray for Fr. Al; Tuesday: Fr. Gael; Wednesday: Fr. Gustavo; Thursday: Fr. Armand. Pray at least a decade of your Rosary for them, and if you can’t do that, pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. Our priests are specially targeted by Satan, and need our prayers!
Support Catholic Healthcare in San Francisco! The Bella Health & Wellness Medical Center is scheduled to open in August 2021 in the Medical Arts Building on Jackson and Van Ness—right in our parish—and they need our help! “Archbishop Cordileone says: “Bella is an answer to my prayers to bring an authentically Catholic woman-centered healthcare clinic to our people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. I invite your collaboration and support so together we can make something beautiful for God. May God bless and reward you for doing so!” To learn more, and to donate to this worthy cause, visit bellahw.org or send a check to Bella Health and Wellness, PO Box 641801, San Francisco CA 94164. Flyers are on the tables.
HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/
Sunday 13 11th Sunday in Ordinary
Mon-Fri 14-18 Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Saturday 19 Romauld; Abbot, Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 20 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!