Job 38:1, 8-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-41. In the first reading, the Lord speaks to Job from the storm, asking him who it was that took control of the stormy sea. Paul writes to the Corinthians that whoever is in Christ is a new creation. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus calms the storm with a simple command and asks them why they are terrified, saying, Do you not yet have faith?

  

Domenica 12A Del Tempo Ordinario

La nostra fede incontra inevitabili difficoltà, che ci mettono a dura prova e ci fanno gridare se si ha l’impessione che tutto sia perduto. La crisi che scuote il cristianesimo conduce molti fedeli a dubitare del futuro, perchè ci fidiamo soltanto delle nostre sicurezze umane. Quando cominceremo a credere veramente nella potenza della Parola incarnata? La Chiesa naviga sul mare della storia, squassata dalla onde, senza essere mai abbandonta dal suo Fondatore.

 

 常年期第十二主日

 《約伯傳》不單在聖經中也在文學上一本十分優美的作品,文筆俊逸,富有想象力又飽含哲理。今天我們讀到約伯遭受嚴重的災難,埋怨哀嘆 ,發出不少傷心的疑問。福音中一些片段也有着同樣的主題。耶穌和祂的門徒們乘船渡海,耶穌經過一天辛勞,在船上睡着了,忽然風浪大作,門徒們驚惶失措,大聲抱怨:「師傅!我們要喪亡了,你不管嗎?」

無論是個人或社會,遭受到災難、痛苦時,薄弱的人信德都動搖來起,也像約伯一樣嗟嘆抱怨;像們徒一樣戰驚大叫,忘記了基督永遠和他們同在。等到風平浪靜時才驚覺,才彼此相問:「這人到底是誰?連風和海也聽從他!」

今天我們不妨問問自己,耶穌在我的生命中到底是誰?如果我們相信祂不祇是二千年前在巴肋斯坦一帶行善治病的好人,更是為我們人類而死的救世贖罪,好使我們得到永生的天主聖子。那麼,我們的生活要有一定的標準 。 我們對人、對事的態度要不斷轉化,思想、行為、語言應該以耶穌為表樣,以達到成全的地步才是。

六明二十四日是洗者聖若翰誕辰,不要忘記求他為我們轉禱。

 

From Fr. Gael: This piece of Mark’s Gospel comes in the fourth chapter. Mark’s gospel is the shortest of the four which is already about one fourth of his Gospel. Already in the first chapters, Jesus has begun to do extraordinary things like healings, cleansing of a leper; calling disciples, teaching with authority, defining his mission, and telling parables.

And now toward the end of Chapter four comes the incident of the calming of the storm on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus is asleep and the disciples are terrified by the storm. I have been to the Sea of Galilee, and it is huge so I can understand their concern. They wake him up and ask him the question: “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” With size of the boat against the size of the waves of the sea, the question is an understatement.

The answer from Jesus is matter of fact: “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith.”

Jesus’ response is terse and to the point: “Do you not yet have faith?” Wow! How is that for evangelical perspective!

Now what about our lives” What about our seas, winds and waves? Jesus is still in the boat, so why are we, not unlike the disciples, terrified? Does Jesus turn to us and say the same once again? “Do you not yet have faith?” Listen closely to the whisper of his voice. By the way, blessings on our Fathers, living and deceased! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                                June 20, 2021
8:45        Louis & Ernest (wedding anniversary) & Joseph Greco +
The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Edward Prudente, Sr. +
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
In Honor of San Calogero
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                                               June 21, 2021
7:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini & Ellen Crossan + – Healing for George Murphy

Tuesday                                              June 22, 2021
7:00        Ernesto Piazza +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi +  –
Safe Travel  Jeff & Elizabeth Peterson

Wednesday                                       June 23, 2021
7:00        Enrichetta Panelli & Laura Luporini +
9:00        Francisco Balistreri +

Thursday                                             June 24, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Birthdays of Eva Sia Lu & Juanita Cong +

Friday                                                   June 25, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Saturday                                              June 26, 2021
7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        Pauline Cresci +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul + 

 

Baptisms
Luca Ponciano Wilkinson

Marriages
Darrell Dela Cruz & Katrina Joie Aure
Austin McKamey & Rachel Cataneo 

Rest-in-Peace

Josephine Quartaroli

 

Robert Figone

 

Particular Items

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

Fathers Day: A Happy Father’s Day to all our Fathers, Grandfathers, Godfathers, and spiritual fathers! There are prayers for Fathers by the statue of St. Joseph in front of the Sacred Heart altar. St. Joseph, pray for us!

San Calogero: Today we honor San Calogero, patron of Sciacca, Sicily. His charming statue is over by the Mary Help of Christians altar, as well as a short biography. San Calogero, pray for us!

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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.

Nativity of St. John the Baptist: On Thursday, June 24, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. John the Baptist, pray for us!

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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Saints Peter and Paul: Next Sunday we will celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, our patrons. The actual Solemnity is on June 29, but because they are our patrons, we are allowed to celebrate on the closest Sunday. Peter and Paul, pray for us!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 45 parishioners have pledged/paid $21,145, leaving us with a balance of $36,809. 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.

The Year of St. Joseph: “The growth of Jesus ‘in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man’ (Lk. 2:52) took place within the Holy Family under the eyes of St. Joseph, who had the important task of ‘raising’ Jesus, that is, feeding, clothing, and educating him in the Law and in a trade, in keeping with the duties of a father.” St.  Pope John Paul II.

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.

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 20           12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               21           Aloysius Gonzaga; Religious
Tuesday               22           Paulinus of Nola; Bishop, John Fisher & Thomas More; Bishops and Martyrs
Wednesday         23           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             24           Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Friday                  25           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              26           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 27           External Feast of Saints Peter & Paul Apostles, Martyrs, Patrons

Your Offerings of June 12/13:    $2,177.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

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