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!

 

 

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