Isaiah 53: 10-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45. Isaiah prophesies the servant who, through his suffering, will justify many. In the Letter to the Hebrews, Jesus is described as the great high priest who has passed through the heavens. In the Gospel, James and John ask Jesus to allow them to sit at his right and left hand in his glory.

 

Domenico 29A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il regno di Gesù Cristo non ha nulla in comune con i regni terreni. L’ambizione, la ricerca del potere e degli onori non vi hanno posto. Al contrario il discepolo di Gesù Cristo deve voler essere l’umile servo degli altri. Non bisogna dimenticare che “ministero” e “diaconia” sono termini che derivano l’uno dal latino e l’altro dal greco, che significa “servizio.”

 

 常年期第二十九主日

今天我們讀到聖保祿宗徒致希伯來人的信中一句極安慰人心的話,他說:「因為我們所有的,不是一位不能同情我們軟弱的大司祭,而是在各方面與我們相似,受過試探,祇是沒有犯罪的大司祭。」

當我們痛苦、受試探、失敗時往往會問:「天主在那裏?祂真的會知道我的痛苦嗎?」這時我們應該記得我們的大司祭基督,祂既然是天主,祂當然知道我們的軟弱,但祂既降生成人,祂也有人性的軟弱,祂在世時也疲倦過、憂傷過、受過痛苦。祂也受過試探,可是沒有犯罪。正因為祂沒有犯罪,祂深深地了解誘惑的厲害,因為犯罪的人早己屈服在誘惑之下,無需多費力量去抵抗,不能了解誘惑的難以克服。當然,耶穌沒有完全經歷過人間所有的痛苦, 但一個人不必要身受痛苦,才能感受別人的痛苦,祇要你愛得深,你會對所愛的人的痛苦感同身受。我們的大司祭耶穌基督的愛是天的大愛,祂當然明白我們的痛苦,祂不單明白,他更能幫助我們、治療我們。因為祂曾說:「人子來不是受人服侍,而是來服侍人,並且交出自己的性命為众人作贖價。」

因此我們祇管懷着信心,大膽地依恃祂、走近祂,向祂訴說,定能得到祂的救助和安慰。

 

From the Pastor’s Desk

“What do I need to do to get to heaven?” A teacher once asked her 4th grade class, “Would I surely get to heaven if I went mass each day?” They answered her “No!” “If I gave everything I have to the poor, would I get to heaven?” She asked. And they answered, “No!” “If I left the world and joined a group of religious sisters, would I get to heaven?” She continued to ask. Again, they answered. “No!” And so she asked one more time, “What do I need to do to get to heaven?” One of the boys stood up and with great conviction said, “You have to die!”

Yes. To get to heaven, we first must “die”. I’m sure we all know what that means in the context of this Sunday’s Gospel.

The story from the Gospel today is set in the context of Jesus’ journey with his disciples to Jerusalem where we know what will happen to Jesus – he will die on the cross.

Unfortunately, Jesus’ disciples think he is going to Jerusalem to take up his kingly crown. They ask him to assure them that, when that happens, they will have a place by his throne. Jesus tells them that he is not planning to sit upon a throne, but he intends to be the servant of all and to give his life for all. Anyone who wishes to follow him will have to forget (“die”) any fantasies of holding worldly power or being served by a host of servants and sitting on kingly thrones.

Jesus insists that those who follow him will only truly be great if they – like him – become servants and give their lives – as he did – for the well-being and eternal life of God’s beloved people.

How are we like Christ, the servant and life-giver of all?

–Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB, Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                October 17, 2021
8:45       Joseph Romeo & Grace Romeo +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15      Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + -Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00       Verdis Johnson + 

Monday                               October 18, 2021
7:00        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
9:00        Soul of Mr. John Candido +

Tuesday                               October 19, 2021
7:00        Mr. Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Angela & Lorenzo Lazio +

Wednesday                       October 20, 2021
7:00        Mr. Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Mrs. Ines Massetani +

Thursday                             October 21, 2021
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Mr. Guido Alasia +

Friday                                   October 22, 2021
7:00        Mrs. Vincenzina Sollini +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni + 

Saturday                              October 23, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Mr. Delio DeMartini +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Marriages
Michael Aicardi & Katrina Marie Failinger
Corey Thomas & Marcela Leon

Rest-in-Peace
Marie DeMartini – Ray Fosse
Vincenzina Sollini

 

Particular Items

Mille Grazie! Thanks to all; the wonderful volunteers, especially our superstar leaders MaryKate Del Campo and Gregg Franceschi, who made the Columbus Day Bazaar such a smashing success. If you were there you know how packed it was with food, fun, and the Blue Angles. If you weren’t there, be there next year!

Mark Your Calendars!  Next Sunday, October 24, at the noon Mass, His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will officially install Fr. Tho as our new pastor. A reception will follow and all are invited! Welcome, Excellency, and congratulations, Fr. Tho!

Salesian Young Adults: Our SYA will be meeting October 16, 24, & 31. To learn more about the SYA, visit facebook.com/groups/saintspetersandpaulyoungadults/

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 67 parishioners have pledged/paid $40,358, leaving us with a balance of $17,596. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared 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.

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 runs through October 31. To learn more or sign up for vigil hours visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/sanfrancisco

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

School and Pre-K Open House: On Sunday, November 14, from 10AM to noon, both Saints Peter and Paul Kindergarten through 8th Grade and the Laura Vicuña Pre-Kindergarten will host their annual Open House for prospective families. If you are looking for a new school for your children, or know someone who is, come on by and see our great Salesian educational institutions. Applications for both the Pre-K and the big school may be found here: https://sspeterpaulsf.org/admissions

Salesian Cooperators and Don Bosco Study Group: On November 1 the Salesian Cooperators will meet. On November 8, the Cooperators in formation will meet, and on December 7 the Don Bosco Study Group will meet. More details in future bulletins.

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 17           29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               18           Luke; Evangelist
Tuesday               19           John de Brébeuf & Isaac Jogues & Companions; Martyrs
Wednesday         20           Paul of the Cross; Priest
Thursday             21           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  22           John Paul II; Pope
Saturday              23           John of Capistrano; Priest
Sunday                 24           30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                  $2,433.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Wisdom 7:7-11; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30 0r 10:17-27. In the first reading King Solomon entreats and encounters Wisdom and is granted blessings that pale only in comparison to Wisdom herself. In the second reading, the author writes, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword. In the Gospel, Jesus has an exchange with a young man of many possessions, who asks what he must do to inherit eternal life.

 

 Domenico 28A Del Tempo Ordinario

Mettendo in cima ai nostri pensieri e al nostro sforzo quotidiano il denaro, il potere, il prestigio e il piaciare, siamo degli illusi idolatri, perché è proprio l’atteggiamento che Gesù condanna. Egli non ci promette cose facili, ma la gioia profonda che nasce da un cuore libero dal condizionamento dell’avere.

 

 常年期第二十八主日

今天,我們從瑪爾谷福音中讀到,一個少年跑來問耶穌要做些什麼才能承受永生。他問的是怎樣才能「承受」永生。他以為永生好像遺產一樣,可以白白地「承受」下來的。他自稱從小就遵守了誡命,他是不是覺得自己已經做對了所有的事,自以為滿意,理所當然地應該得到永生的賞報呢?我們不知道,也不好判斷。可是耶穌不理會他有的是怎樣的心態,祂喜愛他,定睛注視他。告訴他要空虛自己,變賣一切,施捨給窮人,然後跟隨祂。可是少年捨不得他的財產,垂頭喪氣地走了。

我相信耶穌說「變賣一切」意思是空虛自己,不單是放棄財物,也包含放下內心的一切,謙下地信賴祂,效法祂去愛人。耶穌沒有命令少年必需照祂的話去做,而是建議他作更好的選擇 。

少年以後會不會改變主意?故事並沒有完結,福音沒有告訴我們。聖史瑪爾谷留下這個同時也屬於我們的故事,要我們自己去完結,耶穌也沒有命令我們必需照祂的話去做,你、我要怎樣做?會不會放下一切,跟隨祂?

 

 

From the Pastor’s Desk: The Bible, according to a 2007 edition of Time magazine, “has done more to shape literature, history, entertainment and culture than any book ever written. Its influence on world history is unparalleled, and shows no signs of abating.”

True enough. With 5 billion copies floating around the world and even up in the International Space Station, the Bible is widely considered to be the bestselling book of all time. Approximately 100 million copies are sold each year.

Inside its pages is literally a cast of thousands of people. But below are some of the most popular historical people.

—Abraham: While so many biblical men and women directly or indirectly disobeyed God, Abraham’s faith was so strong that he was even willing to sacrifice his own flesh and blood, Isaac. Isaac was spared, of course, and Abraham journeyed from Mesopotamia to the Promised Land at God’s request. As a reward, God promised that Abraham’s descendants would become a “great nation,” which is modern Israel.

—Adam and Eve: They are two people, but the Bible refers to them as “one flesh.” They are important because, according to the Bible, they were the first man and woman on Earth. Every living human has come after them.

—David: Another favorite is David, perhaps Israel’s greatest king, became famous when, while just a boy, he faced off against a mighty enemy warrior named Goliath and, wielding a mere sling and stone, managed to topple the giant with a single well-aimed throw.

—Jesus: Born on the outskirts of the Roman Empire, Jesus launched a religious movement that eventually spread across the empire. His death on the cross brought deliverance from sin and his message of caring and kindness for all — even loving one’s enemies — is “still unrivaled for its profound insight and penetrating simplicity,” according to “The Bible for Dummies.”

—Mary: Among all Christians, Mary is revered more than any other woman found anywhere in the Bible. She was Jesus’ mother and a woman who carried herself with dignity and grace, a loving mother who, though she didn’t fully understand her son at times, supported him to the end, even witnessing his execution on the cross.

—Moses: Moses is beloved for a life journey that led him as an infant inside a reed basket down the Nile to speaking to God through a burning bush and eventually freeing the Israelites from slavery and leading them to Mount Sinai, where he was given the Ten Commandments. He is considered the greatest prophet to ever live; he died at 120 years of age.

—Noah: He is one of the Bible’s favorites because his story, which appears in Genesis, is among the best-known and loved. According to Genesis, Noah — considered “the most righteous in his generation” — labored to build the famed ark, using it to ultimately save humanity and all land animals from a flood that God summoned to destroy mankind for its disobedience.

—Paul: This man is considered most responsible for spreading Christianity across the vast Roman Empire. What makes Paul so intriguing is that initially he was hoping to stamp out the religion, only to have a change of heart when God appeared before him in a blinding flash of light.

—Peter: Peter was Jesus’ closest friend and, like most true friends, a rock for him to lean on. He was also a fisherman and eventually safeguarded the keys to the kingdom of heaven.  (From the Internet). –Fr. Al Mengon, SDB, Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 October 10, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter & Paul
The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Vince Moreci, Sr. + – Domenico, Francesca,Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
5:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + 

Monday                               October 11, 2021
7:00        Ms. Mary Magee +
9:00        Sr. Anita Ferrari, FMA +  & Sr. Antoinette Mazzia, FMA +

Tuesday                               October 12, 2021
7:00        Mrs. Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Mr. Peter Domenici. III +

Wednesday                       October 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Luigi, Rosa, & Emil Mangini +

Thursday                             October 14, 2021
7:00        Giuseppe & Stefana Alioto +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Enrichetta Panelli +

Friday                                   October 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Mr. Frank Cuneo + 

Saturday                              October  16 2021
7:30        Ms. Michelle Drocco +
9:00        Mrs. Cesarina Scopel +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe & Vito Curreri & Gig Ghiglieri +

 

Marriages
John Buscovich & Emma Bacchini
Mitchell Laurio & Maria Francesca Azzolino
Matthew Greenwood & Jessica Baldwin

 Rest-in-Peace
Lily Luk

Particular Items

Columbus Day Bazaar: It’s here! Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10. Special alum night Friday, October 8! Join us for food, fun, and fellowship, games for adults and kids, music, the Blue Angels & more! And it all supports the Church and School. As you can see, the Church is ready:

 

Mark You Calendars! On Sunday, October 24, at the noon Mass, His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will officially install Fr. Tho as our new pastor. A reception will follow…make sure you join us. Welcome, Excellency, and congratulations, Fr. Tho!

Salesian Young Adults: Our SYA will be meeting October 16, 24, & 31. To learn more about the SYA, visit facebook.com/groups/saintspetersandpaulyoungadults/

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 67 parishioners have pledged/paid $40,258, leaving us with a balance of $17,696. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!

Thanks! To the 12 participants from Saints Peter and Paul at this year’s Rosary Rally. It was great! Between 800-1000 people were at the Cathedral for the rally and Mass with Archbishop Cordileone, and as soon as he got there our good pastor, Fr. Tho Bui, went to one of the outdoor confession stations and heard confessions in the blazing sun for about 70 minutes straight! Bless Him! Check out these pix:

Religious from all over were there!

 

And students from Riordan, Sacred Heart, Stella Maris Academy, and Marin Catholic!

 

Fr. Christopher La Rocca preached it!

 

Fr. Tho heard confessions for more than an hour before going in to celebrate Mass with the Archbishop!

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 runs through October 31. To learn more or sign up for vigil hours visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/sanfrancisco

Viva Madonna del Lume! Another round of thanks to the devotees of Madonna del Lume. Last Sunday’s Mass and Procession was very well attended. We could not have all the events this year, because of the pandemic, but you know the devotees will be back with the full celebration in 2022! Check out these pictures:

 

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.

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/

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.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 10           28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               11           John XXIII: Pope
Tues-Wed           12-13     Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Thursday             14           Callistus I; Pope, Martyr
Friday                  15           Teresa of Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Saturday              16           Hedwig, Margaret Mary Alocoque
Sunday                 17           29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                       $3,392.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                 $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!