Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35. As the Israelites wander through the desert, the Lord hears their cry and feeds them with bread from heaven. Saint Paul challenges the Ephesians to walk in the way of righteousness and holiness of truth so that their lives are different from nonbelievers. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the people not to work for food that perishes, saying, I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.

 

 Domenico 18A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il dono più grande che Dio ci fa è cogliere il messaggio d’amore che con il suo gesto intende comunicare. Viviamo nell’universo spirituale di Dio? Siamo frenati dalle nostre ingordigie umane? Dalle risposte scopriremo l’abiso che separa colui che ama dall amato.

 

 常年期第十八主日

今天所讀的是舊約聖經出谷紀,述說猶太人在曠野中,說人因為在曠野缺水缺食物,口出怨言,而在福音中,群眾因為吃飽了餅而來尋找耶穌,而不是因為信祂而來。他們都是因為暫時的利益來找耶穌,不是為信耶穌而尋找祂。天主要求我們的是信,而不是貪圖現在暫時的利益。祂說:「你們不要為那會朽壞食糧勞碌,卻要為那能給予永生的食糧而工作。」他們一聽到「永生」,以為是肉體不死,就連忙問:「我們應做什麼,才算做了天主的所要的工作?……祢行什麼神蹟,好讓我們看見而信祢呢?」最後又說:「先生請常常把這食糧賜給我們吧。」可見他們一直從現世的利益利着眼。一個人如果祇顧眼前的利益,很難看見更遠的境界,更難相信耶穌所要顯示的。福音中那些群眾祇能看到滋養他們身體的食糧,不能看到更滋養他們靈魂的食糧 — 那從天而降把生命賜給世人的耶穌聖體。

一個人必需以信德去接受聖體奧跡的道理。古往今來不少人以他們的血去為這奧跡作見證,不少教會的聖師和教父也給我們宣講和教導有關這奧跡。我們必需以虔敬和謙遜的心去接受。

我們中國人的信字可以清楚表達信德的道理:「信」字由「人」字和「言」字合成。意思是「信」是因為聽別人所說的而不是親眼看見的,親眼看見的就是知道了,而不是信了。信不必看見,也不必明白。

From Fr. Tho: We have been going through the pandemic for over a year and many families went hungry. During the pandemic, newspapers reported that the Food Bank and other organizations had set up tents in a parking lot to distribute food to these families. We are fortune to live in the country where there is always plenty of food. We probably will not get hungry physically, but we may be hungry spiritually.

Today’s first reading from the Book of Exodus tells us that the Israelites were hungry and so Moses asked God to provide food for them. God sent the mana and quails from heaven to them in the desert to fulfill their hunger.

In last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus miraculously multiplied the bread and fish to feed more than five thousand people. Jesus fulfilled their hunger with physical food, but they still hungered for spiritual food. They wanted Jesus to be with them to teach, to cure the sick, and to give them food.

In today’s Gospel of St. John, Jesus tells people “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” Jesus promises us to fulfill the spiritual food that is we have to imitate him to love and care for others.

Let us challenge ourselves by asking: whom we do not love? and about whom do we not care? So that we can reach out to them with actions and say “we love you and care about you.”

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB,
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 August 1, 2021

8:45        Birthday of Mr. Andrew Tia – Mr. Albert Salera +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Ms. Carla Ferrando + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Mr. Fred Damato + 

Monday                                               August 2, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Mr. Andrew Marenzi +
9:00        Birthday of Mr. Sean M. Bugayong – Ms. Rita J. Havey +

Tuesday                                               August 3, 2021
7:00        Larry & the Birthday of Stephanie Adams
9:00        Happy Birthday & Special Blessings  Baby Luca Maranghi

Wednesday                                       August 4, 2021
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB  + – Mr. Francesco Barsanti +
9:00        Mr. Gaetano Alioto + 

Thursday                                             August 5, 2021
7:00        Mr. Joseph Leo Torre & Family + – Ms. Josie Santos +
9:00        Mr. Antonio Corona +

Friday                                                  August 6, 2021
7:00        Stefana & Giuseppe Alioto +
9:00        Mr. Giuseppe Lucchesi +

 Saturday                              August  7, 2021
7:30        Mr. Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Mr. Robert Figone +
 5:00        Joseph & Carmella Greco +

 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
In Honor of the Infant of Prague – Intention the Clark Family – Intention Catherine & John Meagher -Intention Maureen Meagher – Intention the Toal Family – Intention the Murphy Family
For each intention mentioned in the group above, individual Masses will be said in our Schools or Missions.

 

Baptisms
Heaven Coleman
Gianni Brayden Rocco – Romy Gia Rocco

Marriages
Jose Luis Ramirez & Patricia Pizarro
Andrew Rossi & Theresa Lois Fisher

Rest-in-Peace
Agnes Claire Kozel – Joseph Cresci

 

Particular Items

Livestream Changes: Beginning this week we are reducing the Mass livestreaming to one Mass (9:00AM weekdays and   8:45AM Sundays).

Regular Confession Schedule Resuming: Starting the first Saturday of August (August 7) regular confessions in the confessionals will be heard from 4-5:00PM on Saturdays. Until then, please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

National Night Out! Support the SFPD! This Tuesday, August 3, from 5-7:00PM, the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will once again host National Night Out in the playground. National Night Out is a chance for communities to meet and show appreciation to their police officers. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship with the good SFPD this Tuesday night!

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 is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

Salesian Professions: On Sunday, August 15 at the 5:00pm Mass, two Salesian Brothers will make their religious vows. They are Novice: Reegan Ledet (First Profession) and Brother: Khoa Pham (Perpetual Profession). Please pray for them as they take this important step!

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 54 parishioners have pledged/paid $24,045, leaving us with a balance of $33,909. 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.

Sacristan Position Available: We are currently looking for a second sacristan. If you’d like to apply for this position, please email gibbons@salesiansspp.org or call 415-421-0809.

Mark your Calendars! We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. Please call 415-421-0809 or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

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

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

The Year of St. Joseph: The noted mystic Catherine Anne Emmerich had visions of St. Joseph as a young man: “To begin with, I saw him working with a carpenter at Lebona. This was the place where he first really learnt his craft. His master had his dwelling against some ancient walls which ran from the town along a narrow ledge of hill, like a road leading up to some ruined castle. . .  His master was a poor man, and made mostly only such common things  . . . Joseph was very devout, good, and simple-minded, everybody loved him. I saw him helping his master very humbly in all sorts of ways—picking up shavings, collecting wood, and carrying it back on his shoulders. In later days he passed by here with the Blessed Virgin on one of their journeys, and I think he visited his former workshop with her. . . .

Joseph was very devout and prayed fervently for the coming of the Messiah. He was just engaged in building beside his dwelling a more retired room for prayer, when an angel appeared to him and told him not to do this, for, as once the patriarch Joseph at about this time had, by God’s will, been made overseer of all the corn of Egypt, so he, the second Joseph, should now be entrusted with the care of the granary of salvation. Joseph in his humility did not understand this, and gave himself up to continual prayer, till he received the call to betake himself to Jerusalem to become by divine decree the spouse of the Blessed Virgin.”—Excerpts from “The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Anne Catherine Emmerich.

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                01           18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday              02           Eusebius of Vercelli; Bishop, Peter Julian Eymard; Priest
Tuesday              03           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        04           John Vianney; Priest
Thursday            05           The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Friday                 06           The Transfiguration of the Lord
Saturday             07           Sixtus II; Pope. & Companions; Martyrs, Cajetan; Priest
Sunday                08           19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of July 24/25 will be published next week.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:15. In today’s first treading, Elisha the prophet directs his protesting servant to give his barley loaves to the people to eat. The Lord multiplies this offering and feeds a hundred people, with some left over. Paul urges the Ephesians to live in humility, working to preserve unity. In the Gospel, Jesus feeds five thousand people with five barley loaves and two fish.

 Domenico 17A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Gli immigrati venuti in Italia attratti dal miraggio di migliorare la propria condizione, si trovano in grande difficoltà. Gesù ci obbliga a rivedere i nostri comportamenti a confronto della sua compassione così concreta. Egli sfama con il pane del miracolo la gente che lo seguiva da giorni. Le nostro Eucaristie sono dei veri “banchetti” di condivisione e di vita?

 

 常年期第十七主日

今天的讀經一和福音都記錄了同樣的增餅奇跡。一個從巴耳沙里沙來的人給了厄里叟二十個麥餅  , 天主藉厄里叟行了奇跡,使一百人吃飽;福音記載一個孩子把自己帶來的五個大麥餅和兩條魚給耶穌, 祂用了餅和魚,使五千人吃飽。全能的天主本來能從無中完成一切  , 可是祂願意人和祂合作。儘管人所能做到的畢竟很少,但天主仍希望人能為他們的弟兄付出。帶着餅和魚的孩子把自己的食糧交出,他不理會有沒機會吃到一小塊自己的餅和魚,也許就是他這種慷慨精神,感動耶穌,使祂行了這偉大的奇跡。

從這事件中,我們可以看到,祇要人肯稍稍付出  一些代價, 天主一定以千百倍加給我們。人若做好他應做的一分,仁慈的天主,一定會使這善行產生效果的。 今天這麼多人受着饑寒、疾病、無家的痛苦,是不是由於一些人自私自利,不顧自己的兄弟  ?

耶穌關懷人肉體上的物質需要,也關懷人精神上的需要。今天這段增餅的事跡也是最後晚餐時建立聖體聖事的預象

From the Pastor’s Desk, Guest Column: The first reading from the 2nd Book of Kings informs us that “A man came from Baal-Shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God, twenty barley loaves. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.” But the servant objected. “How can I set this before a hundred people?”

Of course the servant objected. He feared for his life. Just imagine going in front of a hundred starving men with a meager twenty loaves of bread! No way, not me, they will tear me to pieces.

George Steinbrenner comes to mind.

George of the NYY, of course, sent to us at the Salesian Mission in Sierra Leone in West Africa, a very generous quantity of NYY baseball caps.

A young volunteer from California was entrusted the caps of the famous baseball team and the task to organize an orderly distribution  of the caps. As the distribution was underway inside the Salesian Center, the number of children easily doubled in the blink of an eye. Many more children and non- children took the Salesian center by assault in the hope of getting a free NYY baseball cap. As you would expect, the exercise quickly turned out to be an ugly confrontation.

Now you know why Elisha’s servant refused to go in front of a hundred hungry men with a paltry twenty freshly baked French loaves of bread.

Now you know why Jesus engaged the help of twelve plus friends for an orderly distribution of the bread of his own making.

Now you know why Jesus demanded that everyone be seated on the green grass, otherwise no bread for you today.

Happy Day of the Lord!

Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                July 25, 2021
8:45        Tommaso Sanfilippo + – Frank Martini +
10:15     Alan Cabito +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul  – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Domenico, Francesco, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci + 

Monday                               July 26, 2021
7:00        Guilia Ghio & Albertina Sultana + – Robert Figone +
9:00        Milagros Lavin +

Tuesday                               July 27, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti + – Terry V. Landini-Brennan +
9:00        Gianni Cauterucci +

Wednesday                       July 28, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family + – Bob McConnell +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                             July 29, 2021
7:00        Bob Figone +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Friday                                   July 30, 2021
7:00        Robert Figone +
9:00        Giuseppe Cannavo +

Saturday                              July 31, 2021

7:30        Birthday of Susan B. Gamboa +  & Anniversary of the Death of Robert Fuller +                                Charlene Haught Johnson +
9:00        The Giurlani Family +
5:00        Fiorella Banducci +

Baptisms
Marconi Leu

Rest-in-Peace
Charlene Haught Johnson

 

Particular Items

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

Livestream Changes: Beginning in August we are reducing the Mass livestreaming to one Mass (9:00AM weekdays and  just one Mass on Sundays) Let us know your thoughts on which Sunday Mass should stream.

Regular Confession Schedule Resuming: Starting the first Saturday of August (August 7) regular confessions in the confessionals will be heard from 4-5:00PM on Saturdays. Until then, please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

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 is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

Salesian Professions: On Sunday, August 15 at the 5:00pm Mass, two Salesian Brothers will make their religious vows. They are Novice: Reegan Ledet (First Profession) and Brother: Khoa Pham (Perpetual Profession). Please pray for them as they take this important step!

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 54 parishioners have pledged/paid $24,045, leaving us with a balance of $33,909. 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.

Sacristan Position Available: We are currently looking for a second sacristan. If you’d like to apply for this part-time position, please email gibbons@salesiansspp.org or call 415-421-0809.

Administrative Job Opening: Parishioner Frank Lavin has an opening at his Fishermen’s Wharf investment advisory office for part-time administrative employment (25-30 hours/week). Contact him for more information (frank.lavin@securitiesamerica.com, 415-310-8551)

Mark your Calendars! We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. Please call 415-421-0809 or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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

The Year of St. Joseph: Joseph, Patron of the Pro-Life Movement: “Imagine St. Joseph, the solicitous husband looking for ways to ease Mary’s burden as she grew great with child, ready to sacrifice for her and the treasure she carried. Recall the Nativity scene—would not Joseph have been the first to hold the tiny Savior after His mother? Envision Joseph pacing the stable with the Christ child in his arms, allowing Mary some much-needed rest, especially in those first days and months postpartum. Jesus needed a mother and a strong protector and provider. Joseph of Nazareth was the man.

Perhaps the most compelling reason to call St. Joseph Patron of the Unborn is his vital intervention in rescuing the Savior of mankind from Herod’s wrath. When an edict was established that every male child 2 years and younger be slain, it was St. Joseph who woke from sleep as soon as the angel warned: “Rise, take the Child and His mother, flee to Egypt and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.” (Mt 2:13) Humble Joseph trusted heaven more than his own judgment. He was obedient to God’s message and faithfully protected the two greatest treasures ever to walk on earth, Jesus and Mary.” –Catholic Life, Diocese of LaCrosse, WI.

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

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! This year’s Bazaar will be on Friday, October 8 (5-9PM) & Saturday & Sunday October 9-10 (11AM-6PM). Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! On Friday the 8th there will also be a special reunion for SSPP Alumni in the schoolyard from 6-9PM. $25 covers two drinks and hearty appetizers. People with questions can contact Mary Kate Del Campo directly at: community@sspeterpaulsf.org and you can register at sts-peter-paul-school.square.site

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 25           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               26           Joachim & Ann; Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday               27           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         28           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             29           Martha; Disciple
Friday                   30           Peter Chrysologus; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday              31           Ignatius of Loyola; Priest
Sunday                 01           18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of July 10-11:                                                 $2,685.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                               $17,066.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34. In the first reading, the Lord holds past leaders accountable for the scattering of God’s people. Jeremiah prophesies the return from exile and restoration of a noble king. Paul shares the good news that through Christ Jesus, all people are reconciled to God and have access in one Spirit to the Father. In the Gospel, Jesus and the Apostles seek to get away from the crowds and rest, but the cannot. Jesus’ heart is moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.

 Domenico 16A Del Tempo Ordinario

Occorre aprire il proprio cuore a Colui che si è fatto nostro pastore, donando la sua vita. Molte persone sono disorientate dal comportamento di coloro che pensano solo ai propri interessi, chiudenosi in se stessi e nel disinteresse.

 常年期第十六主日

 瑪爾谷福音6:30-34,記述耶穌派門徒們出外傳教,他們全神専注於救靈工作上,緊急和辛勞,瑪爾谷兩次記載了他們連吃飯的時間也沒有。傳揚福音是件重要的事,有時為了救人靈魂,我們可能改變自己原有的計劃。但不能做出超過我們體能的事。耶穌叫門徒們來到身邊  ,要他們私下到荒野的地方休息一會。耶穌教我們要有普通常識,努力做傳教工作固然是件好事,但不能超出自己體力,必需要休息。怎樣休息呢?不是什麼事情都不做,而是把心神放在耶穌身邊,靜下來,和祂一起祈禱。這是最有效的「充電」方法,使我們恢復體力,振作精神。內心寧靜便能聽到上主的話,好能在日常生活中付諸實行。

每個身為耶穌信徒的人都有做宗徒事業的責任 ,   這責任可以在家庭、在學校,在工作場所實行出來,但不管怎樣辛勞或怎樣微小的工作,做的時候如果有祈禱的心,求耶穌幫助,事情一定會做得比較好

  

From Fr. Ramon: Why do we drive Toyotas, wear Nikes, drink Gatorade, put on Avon make-up?

It’s because we listen and pay attention to their advertisements.

We believe who we pay attention to.

There are so many voices around us that send messages and fight for our attention every moment of our waking day. We allow them to help us decide what to eat, what to wear, where to go, what to do.

God’s voice is also among these voices calling for our attention. If we pay close attention, we shall hear his voice – the voice of his Word of Life.

Right now, over our heads, there are thousands of frequencies broadcasting messages and tunes. We shall, however, only hear the broadcast we tune into with our receivers.

We need to form ourselves into good receivers to tune into God’s broadcast station.

“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” Jesus tells us this Sunday.

By habitually quieting ourselves down and spending quality time with the Lord is how we shall grow to recognize his voice and his messages that constantly fill the space of our daily lives. If we are able to dedicate moments of our day with the Word of God – and for us the Word of God is not simply what’s in Scripture, but more than that, the Word of God is Someone who has become one of and still lives and moves among us – Jesus Christ – then we shall grow to be sensitive to and discern God’s voice, God’s messages and God’s calling out to us amidst the noise and innumerable voices of those who try to convince us, with a plethora of advertisements, to buy their products mostly for their own profit.

Jesus is the best of all preachers because he “walks his talk”. He spent a lot of quiet quality time in dialogue with God. So he truly is the Shepherd who leads us to everlasting “verdant pastures”. Who else shall we pay close attention to?

Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                July 18, 2021
8:45        Mr. & Mrs. Marco & Sabina Zolezzi + – Mr. Luigi Marciano +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Ms. Carla Ferrando + – Birthday of  Mrs. Lucia Tedesco-Montalvo +
5:00        Mr. Vincent Gagliardi +

Monday                               July 19, 2021
7:00        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
9:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini + – Birthday of Harry Diamond +

Tuesday                               July 20, 2021
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                       July 21, 2021
7:00        Luigi, Rosa & Hilda Mangini & Mr. Frank Lucier +
9:00        Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Jacqueline Longinotti + – Mrs. Claudesta Gould +

Thursday                             July 22, 2021
7:00        Mr. Evaret Jorgensen +
9:00        Juanita Cong + & Mariano Uy +

Friday                                   July 23, 2021
7:00        Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00        Birthday of Mrs. Teresa Bonjean + – George Muntean +

Saturday                              July 24, 2021
7:30        Mr. Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Special Blessings for Daniel Ortega
5:00        Mr. Gig Ghiglieri +

Marriages
Jimmy Tobin & Adriana Diakite

 

Particular Items

Livestream Changes: Beginning in August we are reducing the Mass livestreaming to one Mass (9:00AM weekdays and  just one Mass on Sundays) Let us know your thoughts on which Sunday Mass should stream.

Regular Confession Schedule Resuming: Starting the first Saturday of August (August 7) regular confessions in the confessionals will be heard from 4-5:00PM on Saturdays. Until then, please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

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 is from 7:00-8:00PM.

Salesian Professions: On Sunday, August 15 at the 5:00pm Mass, two Salesian Brothers will make their religious vows. They are Novice: Reegan Ledet (First Profession) and Brother: Khoa Pham (Perpetual Profession). Please pray for them as they take this important step!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 54 parishioners have pledged/paid $24,045 leaving us with a balance of $33,909. 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.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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

The Year of St. Joseph: “‘Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously’…. ‘How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?‘” (Lk 2: 48-49).

In this simple, family conversation between Mother and Son, which we heard a few moments ago in the Gospel, we find the characteristics of Joseph’s holiness. They correspond to God’s plan for him, which he, being the just man that he was, would fulfil with marvelous fidelity.

‘Your father and I have been looking for you anxiously’, Mary said. ‘I must be in my Father’s house’, Jesus replies. It is precisely these words of the Son that help us to understand the mystery of Joseph’s ‘fatherhood’. In reminding his parents of the primacy of the One whom he called ‘my Father’, Jesus reveals the truth about Mary’s and Joseph’s role. The latter was truly Mary’s “husband” and Jesus’ “father”, as she affirmed when she said: ‘Your father and I have been looking for you’. But his being a husband and father is totally subordinate to that of God. This is how Joseph of Nazareth was called, in turn, to become one of Jesus’ disciples: by dedicating his life to serving the only-begotten Son of the Father and of his Virgin Mother, Mary.

It is a mission that he continues to carry out for the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, to which he never fails to give his provident care, as he did for the humble family of Nazareth.”- St. Pope John Paul II, 2001.

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 18           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               19           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               20           Apollinaris; Bishop, Martyr
Wednesday         21           Lawrence of Brindisi; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday             22           Mary Magdalene
Friday                   23           Bridget; Religious
Saturday              24           Sharbel Makhlüf
Sunday                 25           17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                $2,679.
Second Collection (Mission Appeal):       $3,418.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Amos 7:12-15; Ephesians 1:3-14 or 1:3-10; Mark 6:7-13.  In the first reading, Amaziah tries to move the prophet Amos away from the royal temple. Saint Paul praises God for his adoption of all people to himself through Jesus Christ. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus sends the Twelve out in pairs, giving them instructions on how to approach their ministry with simplicity.

 

Domenica 15A del tempo Ordinario

Con la missione le Chiesa dona il suo insostituibile servizio a ciascun uomo che sembra aver perdto il senso delle realtà ultime e della stessa esistenza. Il compito affidato ai credenti è importante, perchè dal loro impegno tante persone saranno in grado di scoprire il senso da dare alla vita.

 

常年期第十五主日

本主日讀的福音是馬爾谷第六章,「耶穌叫來了十二門徒,開始派他們兩個兩個地出去」,命他們去勸人悔改,也給了他們驅魔和治病的能力。教他們應取的態度就是不求私利,生活簡樸,除了必需的東西外,不要多帶,要一心信賴天主。雖然在今日的社會,生活情形和習慣,從事宗徒工作的人不能嚴格遵守耶穌這規定,但必需保持克己神貧的精神。

這使我想到遠離家鄉來到異地傳教的神父修士和修女,甚至一些本地的神父、修士修女們,他們何嘗不是作出很大的犧牲?他們犧牲了家庭生活,犧牲時間和自由為傳揚福音,他們愛天主愛人的精神多麼令人敬佩!就以我們聖伯多祿聖保祿堂區來說,當年許多神父遠離家鄉來到美國,建立了堂區,學校,為從歐洲移民來的人服務,現在不單使當年移民來美國的人,甚至連移民到美國的中國人都受益,這是多麼值得感恩的事!我們作教友的的也應盡自己的義務,愛教會、愛堂區,愛神長,盡力在物質和精神方面作出幫助。

From the Pastor’s Desk

  

Greetings! My name is Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, newly appointed Pastor. Also, Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB, a new Parochial Vicar and Fr. Tom Prendiville, SDB a new priest in residence. Thank you for welcoming us to this beautiful parish community. I had an opportunity to meet with many parishioners and visitors who attended our Sunday Masses last weekend.

I look forward to ministering and sharing with all of you the Salesian spirit. Our Salesian Congregation has a theme (Strenna) for each year and this year 2021 the theme is “Moved by hope: ‘See, I am making all things new’” (Rev. 21:5). My hope is to work with you and we will journey together.

Today we celebrate the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Jesus sent out his disciples to the world to proclaim the good news. He instructed them to go with empty hands and bless them with the power to heal the sick, to drive out demons and to call for repentance. This message is also inviting us to respond to Jesus’ call and follow the footsteps of his disciples.

We are called to witness the Gospel by serving and helping others. Fr. Peter Asantebwana is from the Diocese of Moshi East Africa who is here this weekend to ask for your generous contribution to his Diocese of Moshi’s ministries. By helping others who are in needs is our baptismal calling. We cannot directly to help people in East Africa, but we can indirectly help by contributing our finance to support them for their daily living needs. I urge you to please generous donation.

 Have a blessed weekend!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 July 11, 2021

8:45        Mrs. Virginia Sanguinetti + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Soul of Paul Tsih +
12:00     Mr. & Mrs. Loriano & Anita Belluomini + –Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family  +
5:00        Mr. Giuseppe Cannavo + 

Monday                               July 12, 2021
7:00        Intention Mr. & Mrs. David & Andrea Osborn & Family
9:00        Anniversary of  the Death of Mrs. Celestina Sbragia + – Healing Megan Hoadley

Tuesday                               July 13, 2021
7:00        Mrs. Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Death Anniversary of Jose C. Bugayong + 

Wednesday                       July 14, 2021
7:00        Mr. Harvey Wilbur Itzaina +
9:00        Mrs. Rose Damato Bowles + 

Thursday                             July 15, 2021
7:00        Mrs. Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Mr. Vincenzo Errico + 

Friday                                   July 16, 2021
7:00        Mr. Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Mary, John, & Richard Caserza + 

Saturday                              July 17, 2021
7:30        Inez, John, & Ray Carlenzoni +
9:00        Mr. Antonio Corona +
5:00        Mr. Gig Ghiglieri +

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
For each intention mentioned in the group below, individual Masses will be said in our Parishes, Schools or Missions.
Martin & Amelia McAteer

Marriages
Kevin McNamara and Julie Bui

 

Particular Items

Mission Appeal: Today we welcome Fr. Peter Asantebwana from the Diocese of Moshi in Tanzania.  Fr. Peter is currently stationed at St. Matthew the Apostle in Gahanna, OH, and he  will share the challenges and good news of the Diocese of Moshi. Please pick up a flyer from the tables which will tell you something about the Church in Tanzania!

More About our new Pastor, Fr. Tho: “I was born in Vietnam in late 60s. I came to the United Stated with my parents and seven siblings in November 1990. My family settled in Stockton, CA. As a newcomer, a government agency helped enroll me in a program to learn ESL and receive job training. Part of this program included helping students to look for a job. After six months, I got a job at National Broom Company. My job was assembling mop sticks. I worked from early morning until late afternoon and in the evening I attended San Joaquin Delta College. On the weekends, I taught CCD classes for 7th and 8th graders and also helped with youth group activities at St. Luke’s Parish in Stockton.

After four years of teaching and helping the youth group programs, one day an associate pastor (Fr. Tuan Nguyen) who was a Salesian at the parish, asked me to join the Salesians of Don Bosco. In April 1994, I went to a Salesian vocation retreat “Come and See” in Los Angeles. I was accepted as a Salesian candidate and so, in August of that same year, I quit my job and the youth group program to join the Salesians. In August 1997, I made my First Profession of religious vows. I taught at Salesian College Preparatory in Richmond from 2001-2003.

On June 10, 2006, I was ordained Deacon by Bishop Stephen Blair at St. Luke’s Parish in Stockton and on December 29, 2007, I was ordained priest by the same bishop at the same parish.

I served at St. Francis Salesian College Preparatory in Watsonville from 2008 to 2011 and St. John Bosco College Preparatory in Bellflower from 2011-2013. I was Salesian Provincial Treasurer from July 2013 to June 30, 2021. Now here I am at this beautiful parish, Saints Peter and Paul!”

Our Other New Salesians! In addition to Fr. Tho, we welcome two  new Salesians to Saints Peter and Paul. They are Fr. Thomas Prendiville, SDB, and Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB.

Father Tom, who is well known to some of the older parishioners will be in residence here. Born in Southern California, he has served as Provincial and, for many years, as secretary of our Salesian Province. Fr. Tom was ordained in 1956—so he just celebrated 65 years as a priest! There’s Fr. Tom meeting St. Pope John Paul, II!

Father Ramon was born in the Philippines during the era of the “Beatles” and around the time of JFK’s assassination. Sometime after Apollo 11’s landing on the moon, he enrolled in the Salesian Minor Seminary, better known as the “Juniorate.” Meanwhile, his family migrated to San Francisco. In 1981, Father Ramon became a Salesian. Father Ramon  was ordained a priest in 1990 and ministered for 10 years in various Salesian parishes in the Philippines before he was transferred to Los Angeles in the year 2000. He became pastor at Corpus Christi Church in 2005 and was assigned to St Luke Church in Stockton in 2011. He was pastor there from 2016 to 2021.

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.

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 is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

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

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 47 parishioners have pledged/paid $21,845, leaving us with a balance of $36,109. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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

Choose Life! “Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born, and then just after birth, experienced the world’s rejection. And every elderly person …even if he is ill or at the end of his days, bears the face of Christ. They cannot be discarded, as the ‘culture of waste’ suggests! They cannot be thrown away!”—Pope Francis, Address to Participants in the Meeting Organized by the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, September 20, 2013.

Mark your Calendars! We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: On Friday we celebrate Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: “Hermits lived on Mount Carmel near the Fountain of Elijah in northern Israel in the 12th century. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel….The Carmelites were known from early on as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” The title suggests that they saw Mary not only as “mother,” but also as “sister.” The word sister is a reminder that Mary is very close to us. She is the daughter of God and therefore can help us be authentic daughters and sons of God. She also can help us grow in appreciation of being sisters and brothers to one another. She leads us to a new realization that all human beings belong to the family of God. When such a conviction grows, there is hope that the human race can find its way to peace.” – Franciscan Media.

The Year of St. Joseph: “As he himself [Jesus] was subject to St. Joseph while on earth, recognizing in him the authority of foster father and guardian, so now in heaven he is pleased to grant all his requests.” – St. Teresa of Avila

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

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

 Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 11           15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               13           Henry; Emperor
Wednesday        14           Kateri Tekakwitha; Virgin
Thursday             15           Bonaventure; Bishop, Doctor
Friday                    16           Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Saturday              17           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 18           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of July 3/4:      $3,208.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6a. In the first reading, the prophet Ezekiel is sent by God to the rebellious house of Israel. In the second reading, Paul explains to the Corinthians that he had asked for an affliction of his to be removed, but the Lord had said to him, My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. In the Gospel, Jesus faces opposition in his native place and is amazed by the people’s lack of faith.

 Domenico 14A Del Tempo Ordinario

Dio è sempre all’opera nel cantiere della storia, ma spesso ne dubitiamo. La “potenza de Signore” si rivela nella debolezza dei tratti umani di Gesù, mediante la testimonianza di un amore che vince l’odio.

 

常年期第十四主日

今天的讀經使我深思,耶穌在納匝肋的會堂講道。納匝肋是祂的故鄉,祂從小就生活在那裏 ,當地的人都熟識祂,有些人看着祂長大。他們知道祂的出身,都認識祂的父母。本來應該是個很好講道的場合。祂的智慧,祂的言行,祂行的奇蹟都令他們驚異。這個出身卑微,窮木匠若瑟的兒子怎會做出這些事來?不會是真的 !廣東俗語有一句話「本地出產的薑不辣」。 他們連想也不想祂所宣講到底有什麼意義,就瞧不起祂,不信祂。這是許多人的心態,多少帶着一種小器和驕傲:這人怎可以比我們好?耶穌祇為信祂的人行奇蹟,因為納匝肋的人不信,耶穌不能行很大的奇蹟。他們錯過了很多機會。

耶穌不單自己可以行奇蹟,祂也可以叫一些微不道的小人物行奇蹟,教會中古今中外,都有不少人,因為有信德,任由天主在他們身上施為,成就了大事,像聖母瑪利亞、德蘭修女、聖鮑斯高,他們不單自己成為聖人,也使不少人因為他們而成聖成賢。

我們是不是應該反省一下,在我們身邊的人是不是也有值得我們學習的地方?我們是不是應該信賴天主,使祂有機會在我們身上成就超出我們能力的事?

  

Pastor’s Guest Column: Welcome, parishioners and visitors to this most beautiful Italian Cathedral of the West, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, to celebrate the XIV Sunday of Ordinary Time!

That day must have been a hot, scorching day of July. That day Jesus informed his friends “Today we begin the long journey to my hometown of Nazareth and we plan on staying a few days.”

The least Jesus could have done is to send a message on his cell phone. “Hi mom,  be advised that in the next few days, I will arrive with my friends in Nazareth and we plan on staying a few days.”

Imagine the joy and anxiety of Mama Mary when she saw a dozen bearded, burly individuals at her door. Mary’s mind was spinning fast: “What am I going to feed these twelve hungry men? Jesus will help me, I am sure; we will manage.” And manage they did. Imagine the joy of mama Mary to welcome all these friends of her son Jesus to her humble but clean and dignified home. Imagine the joy of mama Mary to serve her guests her special Palestinian dish, the dish that Jesus, Mary, & Joseph always enjoyed.

During this month of July we keep the feasts of several saints, saints well known to the household of Jesus, May and Joseph. They Are:

Thomas the Apostle
Mary Magdalene
Sharbel Makhluf
Joachim and Ann
Martha and Mary.

Happy Sunday!

Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 July 4, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     GB De Martini + – Simoun M. Bugayong +
5:00        The Guidi Family + 

Monday                               July 5, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +
Tuesday                               July 6, 2021
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Dennis Calvert + 

Wednesday                       July 7, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto + 

Thursday                             July 8, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Joseph Frizza + 

Friday                                   July 9, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Alberto Sia Lu
9:00        Margaret Cresci +

Saturday                             July 10, 2021
7:30        Intention of Mr. & Mrs. Kelly Banchero & Family
9:00        Queena Maggiora +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
For each intention mentioned in the group below, individual Masses will be said in our Parishes, Schools or Missions.
In Honor of the Infant of Prague

Rest-in-Peace
Helen Piscievich – Carol Katzakian
Robert Figone

 

Particular Items

Welcome, Salesians! This week we welcome our incoming pastor, Fr. Tho (pronounced ‘Ta’) Bui, SDB, as well as our new parochial Vicar, Fr. Ramon Zarate, and a new priest in residence Fr. Tom Prendiville! Reminder: we will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Tho and our outgoing pastor Fr. Gael on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. Mark your calendars!

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 is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

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

Mission Appeal: Next week we welcome Fr. Peter Asantebwana from the Diocese of Moshi in Tanzania.  Fr. Peter is currently stationed at St. Matthew the Apostle in Gahanna, OH, and he  will share the challenges and good news of the Diocese of Moshi. Please pick up a flyer from the tables which will tell you something about the Church in Tanzania!

Choose Life! “For her part, the Church in the United States is called, in season and out of season, to proclaim a Gospel which not only proposes unchanging moral truths but proposes them precisely as the key to human happiness and social prospering (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 10). To the extent that some current cultural trends contain elements that would curtail the proclamation of these truths, whether constricting it within the limits of a merely scientific rationality, or suppressing it in the name of political power or majority rule, they represent a threat not just to Christian faith, but also to humanity itself and to the deepest truth about our being and ultimate vocation, our relationship to God.” ~Pope Benedict XVI, “To the Bishops of the United States of America on their ‘ad limina’ Visit”, January 19, 2012.

Choose Life! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men … are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” With these stirring words, the Declaration of Independence affirms that fundamental human rights do not find their source in any individual, court, or government: fundamental human rights are not bestowed, they are inherent and must be acknowledged as such. These truths are self-evident because they emerge from the very nature of what it is to be human, and they are accessible to reason alone. The assertion of these unalienable rights in our Declaration of Independence is not a matter of religious doctrine, but rather it flows from the same natural law basis as the answers to other moral questions upon which our laws are based: forbidding stealing, lying, cheating, racial discrimination, homicide, and so forth. Furthermore, these inherent rights, knowable by human reason, are presented in the Declaration with a definite order of priority. Thus, one’s right to the pursuit of happiness is limited when it deprives another of the right to liberty or life; one’s right to liberty is limited when it deprives another of the right to life. The right to life itself is the foundation of all other rights. Without protection of the right to life, no other talk of rights makes sense.” ––Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.”  Copies available in the Church

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 50 parishioners have pledged/paid $23,445, leaving us with a balance of $34,509. 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.

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 – 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

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

The Year of St. Joseph: “The angel said to Joseph: “Do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home,” (Mt 1:20) and that is precisely what he did: “he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him” (Mt 1:24). Why was Saint Matthew so keen to note Joseph’s trust in the words received from the messenger of God, if not to invite us to imitate this same loving trust?… God alone could grant Joseph the strength to trust the Angel. God alone will give you, dear married couples, the strength to raise your family as he wants. Ask it of him! God loves to be asked for what he wishes to give. Ask him for the grace of a true and ever more faithful love patterned after his own. As the Psalm magnificently puts it: his “love is established for ever, his loyalty will stand as long as the heavens” (Ps 88:3).

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 04           14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               05           Anthony Zaccaria; Priest, Elizabeth of Portugal; Queen
Tuesday               06           Maria Goretti; Virgin, Martyr
Wed-Thurs         07-8       Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Friday                   09           Augustine Zhao Rong; Priest, and Companions; Martyrs
Saturday              10           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 11           15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of June 26/27 will be published in next week’s bulletin. Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!