Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37. In Wisdom, the wicked speak of testing the just one until he sins or until God intervenes. In the second reading, James says that the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus teaches about his passion but the disciples do not understand; he then demands humble service of his followers.

Domenico 25A Del Tempo Ordinario

Facendosi uomo Dio ha scelto la strada dell’umiltà e del servizio che orienta ogni uomo ad amare il prossimo, diventando fratello dei propri simili. Qualsiasi altro modo di fare allontana da Dio e dalla realizzazione della civiltà dell’amore.



 今天福音記述耶穌訓練門徒,要他們對快要臨到他們身上的一切作準備,因此再預言自己將要受的苦難,但他們世俗的心,擺脫不了祂是以色列王國的救星的觀念,完全不明白耶穌謙抑自己救贖人類的愛心,他們祇想到將來在默西亞的王國裏誰的地位最高。耶穌告訴他們 : 「誰想做第一個,就得做眾人中最末的一個,並要做眾的僕役」。(谷八:35)耶穌完全打破了世俗的觀念,因為天主重視的是人的心,祂喜愛良善心謙,甘為人僕的人。祂說誰為最弱小無能的人服務就是為祂和天父服務。這番話在祂被釘死在十字架後,門徒才真正明白了,而且一生服膺實行。

高傲怙惡的人受不了比他良善,比他優勝的人 , 他們妒忌,因為善人反映出他們的不善和高人一等的企圖,就像讀經一中所描述的,他們設法陷害善人。


願我們都像小孩子一樣,懷有無邪的思言行為 , 容易滿足;願我們全心信賴天主,常懷感恩。




Los Angeles has the Rams.
Detroit has the Lions.
Cal Berkeley has the Bear.
Miami has the Dolphins.

Our own Boys and Girls club has IL GRIGIO.

Grigio is the iconic-mysterious big dog that rescued don Bosco numberless times, we could call this mysterious animal the 007 of the saintly priest of Turin.

After having accompanied Saint John Bosco to Heaven, Grigio did not go into retirement, instead he took up more duties, the protection of the sons and daughters of Don Bosco.

On November 2nd 1893 two Salesian Sisters, Amalia Calaon and Annetta Dallara, were on their way home not too far from the famous Assisi, when they were caught by heavy fog and a fast falling night. They were afraid and they shared this fear to one another.

Amalia shared to Annetta: “Wouldn’t be nice if Don Bosco were to send us his beloved friend Grigio.” That would be quite a gift replied Annetta with audible fear in her voice.

No sooner she had said this, Lo and behold, appear a big dog from the nearby bushes, he was huffing and puffing as if he had come from quite a distance. He joined the two Sisters and walked side by side with them. He was big and gray and his eyes were shining in the darkness.

As if to calm down the two frightened Sisters, the tame big animal raised his smooth paw as if he had known them for a long time.

Arrived at the residence, the Sisters wanted to give their traveling friend something to eat, but the big gray beast turned around and they never saw him again.

 –Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar


Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 September  19, 2021
8:45        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli + – Mara Amato +
10:15     Members of the Chinese Apostolate & their Families
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday                               September 20, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +
12:00     Intention Knights of Malta 

Tuesday                               September 21, 2021
7:00        Livia Chodrick +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Frank Germano + 

Wednesday                       September 22, 2021
7:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family
9:00        Peter Domenici, III + 

Thursday                             September 23, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Birthday Aibeemae Cua + 

Friday                                   September 24, 2021
7:00        Birthday Sylvia B. Timko +
9:00        Soul of John Candido + 

Saturday                              September  25, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Nancy Massetani +
5:00        Ruth, Guido, & Gig Ghiglieri + 


Mia GuadalupeTula

Cristan & Carmen
Hever Marmol & Zirma Escobar
Conner Thomas & Lauren Weber

Marie DeMartini – Augustin Cheu Fokiun


Particular Items

Congratulations, Salesian Jubilarians! Today we honor a number of our Salesians as they celebrate Jubilees. They are: Fr. Thomas Prendiville (75 years of Religious Profession and 65 years a Priest; Fr. Al Mengon, Br. Patrick Barbariol, Fr. Harold Danielson, & Fr. Thomas Juarez (65 years Religious Profession); Fr. John Lam (60 years Religious Profession and 50 years a Priest); Fr. Ramon Zarate and Fr. Joseph Matthew Paradayil (40 years Religious Profession); and Fr. Robert Ledezma (25 years a Priest). 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.

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.

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/

Choose Life! San Francisco’s 40 Days for Life fall campaign of peaceful prayer for an end to abortion at San Francisco’s Planned Parenthood on Bush Street begins September 22. To learn more or sign up for vigil hours visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/sanfrancisco

Eucharistic Adoration: We have Adoration every Wednesday from 7-8PM. Make time to visit your friend Jesus!  “I see (St. Dominic Savio) so often at prayer, staying in church after the others; every day he slips out of the playground to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.” —Mamma Margaret to Don Bosco.

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. As always, there will be no 10:15 AM Chinese or 12:00 noon Italian Mass, just the Columbus Day Mass in English at 10:00AM 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                19           25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               20           Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn; Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang and Companions; Martyrs
Tuesday               21           Matthew; Apostle
Wednesday         22           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             23           Padre Pio
Friday                   24           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              25           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 26           26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:  $2,723.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!



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