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.



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。」



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 +


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

Your gifts of July 25 & August 1 will be published next week.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!



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