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!

 

 

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