Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 or 10:2-12. In the first reading, God creates a suitable partner for the man—a woman. The man calls her bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. In the Letter to the Hebrews, the author writes of the one who, “for a little while” was made “lower than the angels,” that by he grace of God he might taste death for everyone. In the Gospel, the Pharisees ask Jesus about the law regarding divorce. Jesus answers, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.
Domenico 27A Del Tempo Ordinario
La Parola di Dio questa domenica è chiara. Dio ha voluto fin dall’inizio l’unita della coppia. Vivere insieme non è facile. È necessaria una lunga maturazione, perché l’uomo e la donna possano aprirsi alla grandezza dell’amore, alla quale Dio li chiama.
From Fr. Tho: This Sunday’s scripture passages are often selected by married couples for their wedding to remind them about the commitment to each other as they began their married life. The first reading from the Book of Genesis and the Gospel of Mark states the same message. From the Book of Genesis, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh.” (Gen. 2:18-24.) And from the Gospel of Mark, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” (Mk. 10:7-8).
From the beginning of the creation, God created Adam and Eve and blessed their marriage. During the time of Jesus, divorce was very easy to obtain. People were taught that if a woman ruined a meal or spoke badly about her in-laws her husband could divorce her; some even said that if a man spotted a woman who was more beautiful than his wife he could divorce his wife. The Pharisees knew that divorce was common among the people, so they asked Jesus to confirm that whether married couples could get divorced according Moses’ Laws. Jesus answers them: once a man and a woman married, they must live together until death. Jesus reassured another commandment, “Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” (Mk. 10:9). The Catholic Church follows the teaching of Jesus by providing services to help married couples preserve their married life.
Some studies show that the Catholic divorce rate is lower than other religious affiliations. The Catholic Church encourages married couples to discern and prepare for marriage seriously. To prepare for the marriage, the Church requires the couples to process their marriage preparation for at least six months before their wedding. Our Archdiocese of San Francisco requires the couples to take the FOCCUS Inventory, attend the Pre-Cana courses and marriage preparation retreat. The Archdiocese also offers workshops for married couples to strengthen their relationship. The Catholic Church is concerned about married life and families. Therefore, these preparation steps and services may help married couples to deal with the challenges and difficulties of married life.
Pope Francis points out that to be married is to sacrifice for each other with care and love no matter what challenges and difficulties they face; they have to help each other. Pope Francis writes, “Marriage is an inevitable mixture of enjoyment and struggles, tensions and repose, pain and relief, satisfactions and longings, annoyances and pleasures, but always on the path of friendship, which inspires married couples to care for one another: “they help and serve each other.” Pope Francis, The Joy of Love, 126, 2016.
Let us pray for all the couples who are preparing for their marriage and for those who have married to be faithful to each other and preserved in their married life. May God bless them with love and happiness.
Have a blessed week!
Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, Pastor
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday October 3, 2021
8:45 Steven Thomaczek + – Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Torchy Prudente +
12:00 Carla Ferrando + – Birthday of Fernanda Matteucci +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
Monday October 4, 2021
7:00 Anniversary of the Death of Mr. Lu Kim +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto V – Gerald Shirar +
Tuesday October 5, 2021
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Egisto, Nella & Ivano Daini + – Ludy Concepcion +
Wednesday October 6, 2021
7:00 Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John & Francesca Mazzaferri +
9:00 Fr. Larry Byrne, SDB & Fr. Guido Divina, SDB + Lily Kwai Fong Luk +
Thursday October 7, 2021
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa + – Carole Clark +
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Gregory Munoz +
Friday October 8, 2021
7:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00 The Lucchesi Family +
Saturday October 9, 2021
7:30 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Felice, Carmela, Biagio & Pina Fazio +
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza & Gig Ghiglieri +
Madonna del Lume: Today we honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the 11:30AM 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.
Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is next weeknd! 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 10:15AM Visit our website for details.
Mark You Calendars! On Sunday, October 23, at the noon Mass, His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will officially install Fr. Tho as our new pastor. Welcome, Excellency, and congratulations, Fr. Tho!
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA continues. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 66 parishioners have pledged/paid $39,058, leaving us with a balance of $18,896. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!
Healing from Divorce: The San Francisco Archdiocese is announcing a new healing ministry, for adult children of divorced or separated parents. Next March we are partnering with Life-Giving Wounds ministry (https://www.lifegivingwounds.org ) to offer a healing retreat weekend.
This October we will begin an online support group for those interested, and who want to learn more (Thursday nights, 7:00pm – 8:30pm) A flyer for our weekly support group – beginning Oct 7 – is attached; there is no charge, but participants need to pre-register at www.acdsf.info .
Dealing with parents’ divorce is not easy, but confronting this wound with faith can allow us to find great healing. We hope that you will become part of our supportive community and receive the many graces
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 email@example.com, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more.
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 and runs through October 31. To learn more or sign up for vigil hours visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/sanfrancisco
Hey Young Adults! Join our new Salesian Young Adults Group! Her they are last weekend after Mass for a hike from Chrissy Field out to Lands End! To learn more and join, visit facebook.com/groups/saintspetersandpaulyoungadults/
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Church Flowers: Would you like to sponsor a weekend of fresh flowers for your Church? Help beautify the Church, and your intention will be included in the bulletin. Call 415-421-0809.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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/
Please pray: For all who are sick, lonely, and nearing the ends of their lives.
Sunday 03 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 04 Francis of Assisi; Patron
Tuesday 05 Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos; Priest
Wednesday 06 Bruno; Priest, Bl Rose Marie Durocher; Virgin
Thursday 07 Our Lady of the Rosary
Friday 08 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 09 Denis; Bishop, & Companions; Martyrs
Sunday 10 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Your gifts of last week: $2,272.
Second Collection (Building Fund): $1,325.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church: $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!