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.
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 +
John Buscovich & Emma Bacchini
Mitchell Laurio & Maria Francesca Azzolino
Matthew Greenwood & Jessica Baldwin
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:
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 email@example.com, 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, 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/
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.
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!