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.



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。




 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 +

Elias Josue Edmundo—Koa Macatulad

Ante Lovic & Corinne Beaty

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 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 or email

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, and visit 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,

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website:

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!



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