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.”
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 + –
Happy 98th Birthday Aurora Piazza
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 + – Sui Chu Lau+
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 +
Michael Aicardi & Katrina Marie Failinger
Corey Thomas & Marcela Leon
Marie DeMartini – Ray Fosse
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
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