Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8. 14-15, 21-23. In the first reading, Moses proclaims the statutes of the Lord to the people, that they may have both life and land. In the second reading, James instructs believers to be doers of the word, caring for orphans and widows, and keeping oneself unstained by the world. In the Gospel, Jesus confronts the Pharisees and scribes with their hypocrisy, noting that what makes a person unclean comes from within, not without.

 

Domenico 22A Del Tempo Ordinario

La legge di Dio e la sua parola devono essere iscritte nel cuore, do dove escono i desideri cattivi, le intenzioi perverse, l’odio e la cupidigia, che rendono impuri. Il criterio ultimo della giusta osservanza della legge di Dio é la carità nei riguardi del prossimo, che prova l’autenticità della partecipazione all’eucarestia, sacramento della carità.

 

常年期第二十二主日

今天的三段讀經都和天主的法律有關,讀經一說明忠守法律是與天主結盟的必要條件。天主愛我們,不管我們愛不愛祂,祂仍舊愛我們,因此,守天主的法律是還報天主之愛。讀經二中,說明法律本來就在人的心裏,是天主把它種下的,但天主沒有用法律去束縛我們                                                           而是用法律去幫助我們。我們可把法律比作在陡峭的山路上的欄杆,或校園裏的圍欄,是為保護我們,讓我們安全地上山、下山;讓孩子們可以自由安全地在校園玩耍。

遵守法律(誡命)令我們學習效法天主,並使我們清楚地知道自己正是在真和善的道路上行走,可以分享天主的美善,肖似天主。聖雅各伯勸告信徒「要以柔川之心,接受那種在你們心裏,而能救你們靈魂的聖言」。

福音更一再申明守法着重內心,外表死守法律而內心並不真心誠意,沒有懷着愛和尊重是徒然的。耶穌討厭這種形式主義,稱這種人是假善人。祂要我們時刻保存內心的潔淨和仁愛,那麼我們就自然表現出守誡的行為,完全不必刻意做作了。

 

 The Day God Changed His Mind

August is the month that reminds us that Saint Rocco and his dog, Roquet, were heaven’s first animal rights activists.

St. Rocco, with his faithful canine companion Roquet by his side is beloved in many European places, especially in Calabria and Sicily.

St. Rocco began to wander from village to village accompanied by his little Roquet. Together they served the plague stricken Italy while on a pilgrimage to Rome.

This was the time of the Black Death, the bubonic plague, when Rocco discovered that he could heal the stricken by means of his touch. It was about the year 1327 when the life of the saintly man came to its completion.

Saint Rocco ascended to Heaven, where he was welcomed by St. Peter, the Celestial Gatekeeper. When St. Peter refused to admit Roquet, due to a no pet policy, St. Rocco insisted that the dog  had saved his life. St. Peter replied that a rooster had saved his soul, but that he had never even imagined taking him along in Heaven. Refusing to abandon his faithful companion, St. Rocco sent news of this conflict and reached the ears of God the Father, who commanded that St. Rocco and Roquet be admitted to heaven together.

When St. Peter complained about the neglect of his rooster and threatened to resign his post, the heavenly Father agreed that the famous rooster should also enter.

Then the other saints all made a claim for the animals that served them loyally.

St. Jerome for his lion, St. Calm for his cat, St. Agnes for her lamb, St. Francis for all the other birds and beasts, St. John Bosco for his gray dog.

The Heavenly Father saw that he had no choice. He ordered St. Peter to throw open the Gates of Heaven to every creature who had served his will.

And it was the doing of St. Rocco and his little Roquet.

–Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 August 29, 2021
8:45        Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Intention Gilbert & Esther Lai & Family
12:00     GB De Martini + – In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00        Josie Santos +

Monday                               August 30, 2021
7:00        Wedding Anniversary Fortunato & Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family –  Susan Ortega +

Tuesday                               August 31, 2021
7:00        Lauro Deiparine +
9:00        Evelyn Lavin +– The Emilio Vigo Family +

Wednesday                       September 1, 2021
7:00        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri + – Italo Giannone +

Thursday                             September 2 , 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Edmund Cabaluna + – Lidia Battilana +

Friday                                   September 3, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Frank Germano +
9:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB  + & Fr. Louis Masaoereo, SDB +
Valerie Meehan +

Saturday                              September 4, 2021
7:30        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci + – Queena Maggiora +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +

Baptisms
Elias Josue Edmundo—Koa Macatulad

Marriages
Ante Lovic & Corinne Beaty

Rest-in-Peace
Joseph Cresci – Stephanie Farruggia
Valerie Meehan

 

Particular Items

Madonna della Guardia: Today we honor Madonna della Guardia, beloved by the Genovese the world over. Madonna della Guardia, pray for us!

Salesian Young Adult Mass & More: Hey SSPP Young Adults! Our Salesian YAG is in the process of rebirth. Young adults are invited to attend the Saturday 5:00PM Mass, and we plan for food and events will follow. Email gibbons@salesiansspp.org for more.

 

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

Salesian Jubilees: On Sunday, September 19, at the 5:00PM Mass we will honor a number of our Salesians as they celebrate Jubilees. Join us in thanking those who have given so much.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30. You may also visit the exhibits in the Cathedral’s hall, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. Learn more here.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon Mass. Mass will be followed by the annual Procession to the Fisherman’s Chapel at the Wharf, where there will be  the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet and Memorial Flower sendoff.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 61 parishioners have pledged/paid $31,320, leaving us with a balance of $26,634. 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

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 be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

Church Flowers: Would you like to sponsor a weekend of fresh flowers for your Church? We are inviting parishioners to help beautify the Church in this way, and your intention will be included in the bulletin. Call or email the office for more details.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 29           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               30           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               31           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         02           World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Thursday             03           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  04           Gregory the Great; Pope, Doctor
Saturday              05           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 06           23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Your gifts of last week:                                                   $2,912.
Second Collection (Parish School):                                 $914.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Ephesians 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32; John 6:60-69. In the first reading, Joshua and the tribes of Israel state their fidelity to the Lord God. In his letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul draws a parallel between a spousal relationship and the radical love between Christ and the Church. In the Gospel, Jesus proclaims that his words are Spirit and life, after which only some of his followers continued as disciples.

 

 

Domenico 21A Del Tempo Ordinario

Molti dicono di essere cattolici anche se la loro vita é in contrasto con quanto dice e insegna la Chiesa. Di fronte alle esigenza radicali del Vangelo si riccorre tacitamente al “buon senso” che spesso diventa un paravento, perché il Vangelo è scomodo. Chiediamo che il Signore ci liberi da ogni compromesso.

 

From the Pastor’s Desk

 

Dear Parishioners,

Our Church has been flexible in allowing the faithful to attend Masses online via livestreaming or social media throughout the pandemic. It is difficult for many of us who want to attend Mass in person. Finally, the pandemic situation improved and the shelter in place was lifted. We were able to attend Mass in person, but some of us still want to attend Mass from home, due to the fear of the surge of Delta variant and of the virus still lingering with us. Perhaps we can reflect on the Scripture passages today and ask ourselves when can we all attend Mass in person? God has never abandoned us. We may abandon God.

In today’s first reading, from the Book of Joshua, Joshua confronts the Israelites and tells them that they should not worship the foreign gods. Instead, they should worship the God who brought their fathers and mothers out of Egypt and continued to journey with them and was present with them to the promised land. God never abandoned them.

St. John’s Gospel today describes how Jesus calls his disciples to follow him. They gave up everything to follow Jesus and witnessed all the miracles, teachings, and healings that Jesus performed. Jesus never abandoned them, but he feels that they may abandon him. Jesus’s followers felt that his teachings and actions were difficult to comprehend. So Jesus asks the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” Peter speaks on our behalf: that we will not abandon Jesus because we need him.

Let us ask ourselves, “Do we also want to leave ‘abandon’ Jesus? I hope we all can respond, “No. To whom shall we go?”

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                                 August 22, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Soul of Lee King Yuk +
12:00     The Pierini & Spes Family + – Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe &                                  Frances Cresci +
5:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

 Monday                                              August 23, 2021
7:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        In Honor of San Rocco – Healing Connie Brady   

Tuesday                                               August 24, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family – Enrichetta Vigo + 

Wednesday                                       August 25, 2021
7:00        Angie Canares +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi + Healing Josephine Oliverio 

Thursday                                             August 26, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Rosario Sederiosa + – Silvano Achiro + 

Friday                                                   August 27, 2021
7:00        Roger Moskaira +
9:00        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi + 

Saturday                                              August 28, 2021
7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        The Giurlani Family +
5:00        Gig Ghiglieri +

 

Baptisms
Matteo Alexander Ackley

Marriages
Cody Wallace & Michelle Francisco

Quinceañera
Aryana Alma Rosa Cadillo

Rest-in-Peace
Silvano Achiro – Stephanie Farruggia

 

Particular Items

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

Thank You & Welcome! Today we have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui following the12 noon Mass.

Young Adult Mass & More: Hey SSPP Young Adults! Our YAG is in the process of rebirth. Young adults are invited to attend the Saturday 5:00PM Mass, and food and events will follow. Email gibbons@salesiansspp.org for more info.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet August 26 from 4:00-6:00PM, via Zoom. The group will discuss “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” by Thornton Wilder. Contact Frank Lavin at frankrlavin@outlook.com for more information.

 

Jim Staley Memorial Date:  We lost a treasured member of the Saints Peter and Paul Family last Sunday, James (Jim) Staley. As Sensei at the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Jim taught generations of boys & girls and young men & women the martial arts, and the self-control, maturity, and self-awareness it inspires. In addition to that, Jim was a big part of practically every Club event for decades. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Joselyn, and his daughters Jasmine and Jade, and to all whom Jim touched so much. Jim’s Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, September 11 at 1:00PM. Due to Covid concerns this will be family only.

In lieu of flowers, the family is seeking donations to pool together for a couple of nonprofits that Jim Staley held close to his heart; Salesian Martial Arts Program and Saints Peter and Paul School.

If you are able to contribute to Jim’s remembrance gift, you can send money via Venmo to Jade Staley (Venmo ID – @jadems). Or if you prefer to donate by check, please send checks to Joselyn Staley at 3212 Shelter Creek LN, San Bruno, CA 94066. Jade will be using her employer matching program to donate this money to both nonprofits, which is a 3:1 matching program.

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30. You may also visit the exhibits in the Cathedral’s hall, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 60 parishioners have pledged/paid $30,120, 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 $27,834 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

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 be special event for SSPP Alumni. Visit our website for details.

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 22           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               23           Rose of Lima; Virgin
Tuesday               24           Bartholomew; Apostle
Wednesday         25           Louis; King, Joseph Calasanz; Priest
Thursday             26           Weekday on Ordinary Time
Friday                   27           Monica
Saturday               28           Augustine; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                  29           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                      $3,131.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                  $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Revelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Corinthians 15: 20-27; Luke 1: 39-56. Today’s first reading describes the struggle between good and evil, using the image of a woman giving birth to the Anointed One. The second reading speaks of Christ raising up his own at the end of time. The Gospel tells of the visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth, recalling Mary’s openness and courage in doing God’s will.

 

 Assunzione B. V. Maria

Con fede e grande gioia la Chiesa celebra il mistero di Maria Santissima Assunta al cielo. In lei vediamo realizzata la primizia della redenzione. La solennità odierna ci offre la regola di vita: la potenza di Dio, viene in soccorso dell’ uomo per liberarlo dal male nella realizzazione del bene. Maria santissima pone la sua vita a servizio di Dio, al quale risponde con amore.

 

From the Pastor’s Desk (Guest Column):

Friends, ready for a bit of local history?

Immediately following the devastating fire of September 7, 1962, which destroyed St. Mary’s  Cathedral, Archbishop Joseph McGucken began the process of constructing a new Cathedral.

Preliminary sketches for the new cathedral were been submitted, sketches that ranged from traditional to California mission-style.

The heated controversies that resulted from these traditional preliminary sketches, convinced the Archbishop to scrap the proposed plans and hire the innovative architect Pietro Belluschi of MIT and Pier Luigi Nervi, specialist on large scale structures.

Ground was broken in August, 1965; the cornerstone was blessed on December 13, 1967, and the building completed by 1970. The new cathedral, dedicated to our Blessed Lady of the Assumption was formally blessed on May 5, 1971.

In his powerful dedicatory sermon, Archbishop John Quinn captured the magnificence and importance of St. Mary’s:

“Like sunshine in a summer shower, the cathedral reveals the impalpable rainbow of the immaterial world’. It is vision and hope… The sheer, fresh beauty, ever ancient, ever new, is too great for mortal vision. The immense splendor of this symphony of stone and glory cry out in praise of Him who was, who is, and who is to come.”

Thank you, loyal and generous San Francisco Catholics for not following the anti-cathedral protesters of the day and joining instead your archbishop in erecting such a magnificent house of worship in honor of our Blessed Lady of the Assumption.

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (1971-2021)!

–Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 August 15, 2021
8:45        Ettorina Cardella & Family + – Mrs. Queena Maggiora +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + – Mrs. Antoinette Aliotti +
5:00        50th Wedding Anniversary Jim & Kathy Spes 

Monday                               August 16, 2021
7:00        In Honor of San Rocco from Fortunato D’Ascoli
9:00        Ms. Josie Santos + – Intention Mrs. Maureen Clark 

Tuesday                               August 17, 2021
7:00        Mr. Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Ms. Joan Aiello + – Mr. Carmelo Santiago +

Wednesday                       August 18, 2021
7:00        Mr. Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Mr. Frank Tognotti + 

Thursday                             August 19, 2021
7:00        Dr. Joseph Pristi +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio  

Friday                                   August 20, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Mr. Alfredo Sia Lu +
9:00        Mr. Ralph Lavin + – Mr. Jim Staley +

Saturday                              August 21, 2021
7:30        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families + 

 

Marriages
Scott Easel & Jing Jing

 Rest-in-Peace
James Staley

 

Particular Items

Salesian Professions: Today 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!

Jim Staley: We lost a treasured member of the Saints Peter and Paul Family last Sunday, James (Jim) Staley. As Sensei at the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Jim taught generations of boys & girls and young men & women the martial arts, and the self-control, maturity, and self-awareness it inspires. In addition to that, Jim was a big part of practically every Club event for decades. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Joselyn, and his daughters Jasmine and Jade, and to all whom Jim touched so much. Jim’s Memorial Mass HAD been scheduled for Tuesday, August 17, but has been postponed. We will share the new date when we have it.

In lieu of flowers, the family is seeking donations to pool together for a couple of nonprofits that Jim Staley held close to his heart; Salesian Martial Arts Program and Saints Peter and Paul School.

If you are able to contribute to Jim’s remembrance gift, you can send money via Venmo to Jade Staley (Venmo ID – @jadems). Or if you prefer to donate by check, please send checks to Joselyn Staley at 3212 Shelter Creek LN, San Bruno, CA 94066. Jade will be using her employer matching program to donate this money to both nonprofits, which is a 3:1 matching program.

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 RSVP so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. Please call 415-421-0809 or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 59 parishioners have pledged/paid $27,070, leaving us with a balance of $30,884. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! Please help us meet this obligation.


Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.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.

 

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30. You may also visit the exhibits in the Cathedral’s hall, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. Learn more here.

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.

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 15           The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday               16           Stephen of Hungary
Tuesday               17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             19           John Eudes; Priest
Friday                  20           Bernard; Abbot, Doctor
Saturday              21           Pius X; Pope
Sunday                 22           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of July 11:                                                   $2,697.
July 11 Second Collection (Mission Appeal):         $3,418.
Your gifts of July 25:                                                   $2,663.
July 25 Second Collection (Parish School):                 $951.
Your Gifts of August 1:                                                $2,542.
Your gifts of last week:                                                $3,481.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                            $17,066.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

I Kings 19:4-8; Ephesians 4:30-5:2; John 6: 41-51. In the first reading, Elijah prays for death. But an angel of the Lord tells him to get up and eat. Elijah does, then walks for 40 days and nights to Mount Horeb. Saint Paul urges the Ephesians to be imitators of God. In the Gospel, Jesus declares that he is the bread of life which he will give for the life of the world.

 

Domenico 19A del Tempo Ordinario

 Sulla scena della storia sono apparsi uomini che hanno preteso di soddisfare le nostre aspettative. Ma è arrivata puntuale la delusione. Occorre essere “pane” spezzato, mangiato indistintamente da tutti, per adempiere al compito di rinnovare la vita.

 

常年期第十九主日

沒有人願意使愛自己的人憂鬱和傷心,也沒有人喜歡別人使自己傷心和失望。今天聖保祿宗徒給我們很有用的教訓,他說:「你們不要使天主的聖神憂鬱。」我們和聖神的關係有這麼重要嗎?我們的行為會使天主傷心和快樂嗎?答案是:當然!因為這是愛的關係,愛一個人,會為他的行為感到喜樂或傷心。天主愛我們,祂的最大願望是我們幸福 ,而得救是最大的幸福。我們領洗的時候受了聖神的「印證」,聖神在我們心內,光照我們 , 使我們能明認真理,在靈性生命中日益成長 ,保證我們永遠得救。不良的行為是無知,可以說是和聖神失了聯絡,使天主的聖寵不能順利到來 ,也就影響我們的得救。同樣,我們良好的行為也可以加增聖寵。因此,我們要小心,不可犯罪將聖寵從自己的心中趕出 。

聖保祿宗徒向我們指出使聖神憂鬱的因由:毒辣 、 怨恨、忿怒、爭吵、毀謗以及一切邪惡。他也教我們怎樣使天主喜樂,那就是效法耶穌,「要彼此相待,要良善,要仁慈,互相寬恕,如同天主在基督內寬恕了我們一樣。」

今天,讓我們好好地讀《厄弗所書》第四、

 

From the Pastor’s Desk (Guest Column):

To wake up we take strong coffee.

To boost our energy, there is Monster or Red Bull.

There are slimming teas or non-fattening milk.

Vitamin supplements line up our drugstore counters.

So many potions and elixirs exist to bring about a variety of desirable results.

What if there were a potion or food that would guarantee eternal life? Wouldn’t we all rush to possess it in great quantity in order to be able to regularly take it?

We are forever looking for the fountain of youth, the nourishment that will prolong our lives with quality for as long as it is possible to.

Then there’s Jesus who declares, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

Who or what are we more willing to believe and nourish ourselves with?

The answer will be come from how we live. If we follow Jesus, the answer will come from the way we spend our lives and resources in generosity and dedication for the good of all Jesus has given his life for.

For we are what we eat. Who or what we nourish ourselves with will show up in who we grow to become. Just as potions and elixirs, vitamins, protein bars and medications transform us, nourishing ourselves with the Lord Jesus will change us and make us like himself.

Potions, elixirs, vitamins and medication only work for a time and they can have side effects.

Only those who are nourished by the Lord Jesus will live a quality of life forever.

–Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                August 8, 2021

8:45        Virginia Sanguinetti + – The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
10:15     Maria Michael +
12:00     GB DeMartini + – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter & Paul

Monday                              August 9, 2021
7:00        Fred Balistreri +
9:00        Vic & Lena D’Acquisto +              

Tuesday                               August 10, 2021
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of  Luigi Marciano +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini + 

Wednesday                        August 11, 2021
7:00        Madeline Curreri +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                             August 12, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Sam Sultana + 

Friday                                   August 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Annette & Tom Lazio + 

Saturday                              August 14, 2021
7:30        Robert Ferriter +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano + – Terence P. Havey+
5:00        Harvey Wilbur Itzaina +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Liana Giovannini Figone

 

Particular Items

Regular Confession Schedule Resuming: Starting the first Saturday of August regular confessions in the confessionals will be heard from 4-5:00PM on Saturdays. You may also make an appointment  by calling the parish office.

50th Anniversary of St. Mary’s Cathedral: On August 15, 2021, the Solemnity of the Assumption, the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of dedication. The special Mass begins at 11:00AM, and everyone is welcome!

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!

Speaking of the Salesians: Here’s a great picture of Fr. Tho and Fr. Tom when they travelled down to Camp St. Francis in Aptos to say the Holy Mass for the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Summer Camp. Lots of familiar faces:

 

And Speaking of the Boys and Girls’ Club: They hosted National Night Out on Tuesday, a chance to honor and have fun with our good SFPD. Here’s a couple of nice pix:

 

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 RSVP so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. Please call 415-421-0809 or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Thursday, August 26 at 4PM by Zoom. We will discuss “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” by Thornton Wilder. A movie version of the book is available as well. We will continue our discussion of “Catching Fire,’ by Fr. Albert Haase. No reading is necessary to attend. For information, contact Frank Lavin (415-310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net). 75 minutes.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 55 parishioners have pledged/paid $25,345, leaving us with a balance of $32,609. 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.

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

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 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/

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                08           19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday              09           Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; Virgin, Martyr
Tuesday              10           Lawrence; Deacon, Martyr
Wednesday        11           Clare; Virgin
Thursday            12           Jane Frances de Chantal; Religious
Friday                  13           Pontian; Pope & Hippolytus; Priest, Martyrs
Saturday             14           Maximillian Kolbe; Priest Martyr
Sunday                15           The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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