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Amos 7:12-15; Ephesians 1:3-14 or 1:3-10; Mark 6:7-13.  In the first reading, Amaziah tries to move the prophet Amos away from the royal temple. Saint Paul praises God for his adoption of all people to himself through Jesus Christ. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus sends the Twelve out in pairs, giving them instructions on how to approach their ministry with simplicity.

Domenica 15A del tempo Ordinario

Con la missione le Chiesa dona il suo insostituibile servizio a ciascun uomo che sembra aver perdto il senso delle realtà ultime e della stessa esistenza. Il compito affidato ai credenti è importante, perchè dal loro impegno tante persone saranno in grado di scoprire il senso da dare alla vita.

常年期第十五主日

本主日讀的福音是馬爾谷第六章,「耶穌叫來了十二門徒,開始派他們兩個兩個地出去」,命他們去勸人悔改,也給了他們驅魔和治病的能力。教他們應取的態度就是不求私利,生活簡樸,除了必需的東西外,不要多帶,要一心信賴天主。雖然在今日的社會,生活情形和習慣,從事宗徒工作的人不能嚴格遵守耶穌這規定,但必需保持克己神貧的精神。

這使我想到遠離家鄉來到異地傳教的神父修士和修女,甚至一些本地的神父、修士修女們,他們何嘗不是作出很大的犧牲?他們犧牲了家庭生活,犧牲時間和自由為傳揚福音,他們愛天主愛人的精神多麼令人敬佩!就以我們聖伯多祿聖保祿堂區來說,當年許多神父遠離家鄉來到美國,建立了堂區,學校,為從歐洲移民來的人服務,現在不單使當年移民來美國的人,甚至連移民到美國的中國人都受益,這是多麼值得感恩的事!我們作教友的的也應盡自己的義務,愛教會、愛堂區,愛神長,盡力在物質和精神方面作出幫助。

From the Pastor’s Desk

  

Greetings! My name is Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, newly appointed Pastor. Also, Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB, a new Parochial Vicar and Fr. Tom Prendiville, SDB a new priest in residence. Thank you for welcoming us to this beautiful parish community. I had an opportunity to meet with many parishioners and visitors who attended our Sunday Masses last weekend.

I look forward to ministering and sharing with all of you the Salesian spirit. Our Salesian Congregation has a theme (Strenna) for each year and this year 2021 the theme is “Moved by hope: ‘See, I am making all things new’” (Rev. 21:5). My hope is to work with you and we will journey together.

Today we celebrate the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Jesus sent out his disciples to the world to proclaim the good news. He instructed them to go with empty hands and bless them with the power to heal the sick, to drive out demons and to call for repentance. This message is also inviting us to respond to Jesus’ call and follow the footsteps of his disciples.

We are called to witness the Gospel by serving and helping others. Fr. Peter Asantebwana is from the Diocese of Moshi East Africa who is here this weekend to ask for your generous contribution to his Diocese of Moshi’s ministries. By helping others who are in needs is our baptismal calling. We cannot directly to help people in East Africa, but we can indirectly help by contributing our finance to support them for their daily living needs. I urge you to please generous donation.

 Have a blessed weekend!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 July 11, 2021

8:45        Mrs. Virginia Sanguinetti + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Soul of Paul Tsih +
12:00     Mr. & Mrs. Loriano & Anita Belluomini + –Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family  +
5:00        Mr. Giuseppe Cannavo + 

Monday                               July 12, 2021
7:00        Intention Mr. & Mrs. David & Andrea Osborn & Family
9:00        Anniversary of  the Death of Mrs. Celestina Sbragia + – Healing Megan Hoadley

Tuesday                               July 13, 2021
7:00        Mrs. Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Death Anniversary of Jose C. Bugayong + 

Wednesday                       July 14, 2021
7:00        Mr. Harvey Wilbur Itzaina +
9:00        Mrs. Rose Damato Bowles + 

Thursday                             July 15, 2021
7:00        Mrs. Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Mr. Vincenzo Errico + 

Friday                                   July 16, 2021
7:00        Mr. Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Mary, John, & Richard Caserza + 

Saturday                              July 17, 2021
7:30        Inez, John, & Ray Carlenzoni +
9:00        Mr. Antonio Corona +
5:00        Mr. Gig Ghiglieri +

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
For each intention mentioned in the group below, individual Masses will be said in our Parishes, Schools or Missions.
Martin & Amelia McAteer

Marriages
Kevin McNamara and Julie Bui

 

Particular Items

Mission Appeal: Today we welcome Fr. Peter Asantebwana from the Diocese of Moshi in Tanzania.  Fr. Peter is currently stationed at St. Matthew the Apostle in Gahanna, OH, and he  will share the challenges and good news of the Diocese of Moshi. Please pick up a flyer from the tables which will tell you something about the Church in Tanzania!

More About our new Pastor, Fr. Tho: “I was born in Vietnam in late 60s. I came to the United Stated with my parents and seven siblings in November 1990. My family settled in Stockton, CA. As a newcomer, a government agency helped enroll me in a program to learn ESL and receive job training. Part of this program included helping students to look for a job. After six months, I got a job at National Broom Company. My job was assembling mop sticks. I worked from early morning until late afternoon and in the evening I attended San Joaquin Delta College. On the weekends, I taught CCD classes for 7th and 8th graders and also helped with youth group activities at St. Luke’s Parish in Stockton.

After four years of teaching and helping the youth group programs, one day an associate pastor (Fr. Tuan Nguyen) who was a Salesian at the parish, asked me to join the Salesians of Don Bosco. In April 1994, I went to a Salesian vocation retreat “Come and See” in Los Angeles. I was accepted as a Salesian candidate and so, in August of that same year, I quit my job and the youth group program to join the Salesians. In August 1997, I made my First Profession of religious vows. I taught at Salesian College Preparatory in Richmond from 2001-2003.

On June 10, 2006, I was ordained Deacon by Bishop Stephen Blair at St. Luke’s Parish in Stockton and on December 29, 2007, I was ordained priest by the same bishop at the same parish.

I served at St. Francis Salesian College Preparatory in Watsonville from 2008 to 2011 and St. John Bosco College Preparatory in Bellflower from 2011-2013. I was Salesian Provincial Treasurer from July 2013 to June 30, 2021. Now here I am at this beautiful parish, Saints Peter and Paul!”

Our Other New Salesians! In addition to Fr. Tho, we welcome two  new Salesians to Saints Peter and Paul. They are Fr. Thomas Prendiville, SDB, and Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB.

Father Tom, who is well known to some of the older parishioners will be in residence here. Born in Southern California, he has served as Provincial and, for many years, as secretary of our Salesian Province. Fr. Tom was ordained in 1956—so he just celebrated 65 years as a priest! There’s Fr. Tom meeting St. Pope John Paul, II!

Father Ramon was born in the Philippines during the era of the “Beatles” and around the time of JFK’s assassination. Sometime after Apollo 11’s landing on the moon, he enrolled in the Salesian Minor Seminary, better known as the “Juniorate.” Meanwhile, his family migrated to San Francisco. In 1981, Father Ramon became a Salesian. Father Ramon  was ordained a priest in 1990 and ministered for 10 years in various Salesian parishes in the Philippines before he was transferred to Los Angeles in the year 2000. He became pastor at Corpus Christi Church in 2005 and was assigned to St Luke Church in Stockton in 2011. He was pastor there from 2016 to 2021.

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 47 parishioners have pledged/paid $21,845, leaving us with a balance of $36,109. 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 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

Choose Life! “Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born, and then just after birth, experienced the world’s rejection. And every elderly person …even if he is ill or at the end of his days, bears the face of Christ. They cannot be discarded, as the ‘culture of waste’ suggests! They cannot be thrown away!”—Pope Francis, Address to Participants in the Meeting Organized by the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, September 20, 2013.

Mark your Calendars! We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: On Friday we celebrate Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: “Hermits lived on Mount Carmel near the Fountain of Elijah in northern Israel in the 12th century. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel….The Carmelites were known from early on as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” The title suggests that they saw Mary not only as “mother,” but also as “sister.” The word sister is a reminder that Mary is very close to us. She is the daughter of God and therefore can help us be authentic daughters and sons of God. She also can help us grow in appreciation of being sisters and brothers to one another. She leads us to a new realization that all human beings belong to the family of God. When such a conviction grows, there is hope that the human race can find its way to peace.” – Franciscan Media.

The Year of St. Joseph: “As he himself [Jesus] was subject to St. Joseph while on earth, recognizing in him the authority of foster father and guardian, so now in heaven he is pleased to grant all his requests.” – St. Teresa of Avila

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

 Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 11           15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               13           Henry; Emperor
Wednesday        14           Kateri Tekakwitha; Virgin
Thursday             15           Bonaventure; Bishop, Doctor
Friday                    16           Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Saturday              17           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 18           16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of July 3/4:      $3,208.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6a. In the first reading, the prophet Ezekiel is sent by God to the rebellious house of Israel. In the second reading, Paul explains to the Corinthians that he had asked for an affliction of his to be removed, but the Lord had said to him, My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. In the Gospel, Jesus faces opposition in his native place and is amazed by the people’s lack of faith.

 Domenico 14A Del Tempo Ordinario

Dio è sempre all’opera nel cantiere della storia, ma spesso ne dubitiamo. La “potenza de Signore” si rivela nella debolezza dei tratti umani di Gesù, mediante la testimonianza di un amore che vince l’odio.

常年期第十四主日

今天的讀經使我深思,耶穌在納匝肋的會堂講道。納匝肋是祂的故鄉,祂從小就生活在那裏 ,當地的人都熟識祂,有些人看着祂長大。他們知道祂的出身,都認識祂的父母。本來應該是個很好講道的場合。祂的智慧,祂的言行,祂行的奇蹟都令他們驚異。這個出身卑微,窮木匠若瑟的兒子怎會做出這些事來?不會是真的 !廣東俗語有一句話「本地出產的薑不辣」。 他們連想也不想祂所宣講到底有什麼意義,就瞧不起祂,不信祂。這是許多人的心態,多少帶着一種小器和驕傲:這人怎可以比我們好?耶穌祇為信祂的人行奇蹟,因為納匝肋的人不信,耶穌不能行很大的奇蹟。他們錯過了很多機會。

耶穌不單自己可以行奇蹟,祂也可以叫一些微不道的小人物行奇蹟,教會中古今中外,都有不少人,因為有信德,任由天主在他們身上施為,成就了大事,像聖母瑪利亞、德蘭修女、聖鮑斯高,他們不單自己成為聖人,也使不少人因為他們而成聖成賢。

我們是不是應該反省一下,在我們身邊的人是不是也有值得我們學習的地方?我們是不是應該信賴天主,使祂有機會在我們身上成就超出我們能力的事?

  

Pastor’s Guest Column: Welcome, parishioners and visitors to this most beautiful Italian Cathedral of the West, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, to celebrate the XIV Sunday of Ordinary Time!

That day must have been a hot, scorching day of July. That day Jesus informed his friends “Today we begin the long journey to my hometown of Nazareth and we plan on staying a few days.”

The least Jesus could have done is to send a message on his cell phone. “Hi mom,  be advised that in the next few days, I will arrive with my friends in Nazareth and we plan on staying a few days.”

Imagine the joy and anxiety of Mama Mary when she saw a dozen bearded, burly individuals at her door. Mary’s mind was spinning fast: “What am I going to feed these twelve hungry men? Jesus will help me, I am sure; we will manage.” And manage they did. Imagine the joy of mama Mary to welcome all these friends of her son Jesus to her humble but clean and dignified home. Imagine the joy of mama Mary to serve her guests her special Palestinian dish, the dish that Jesus, Mary, & Joseph always enjoyed.

During this month of July we keep the feasts of several saints, saints well known to the household of Jesus, May and Joseph. They Are:

Thomas the Apostle
Mary Magdalene
Sharbel Makhluf
Joachim and Ann
Martha and Mary.

Happy Sunday!

Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 July 4, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     GB De Martini + – Simoun M. Bugayong +
5:00        The Guidi Family + 

Monday                               July 5, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +
Tuesday                               July 6, 2021
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Dennis Calvert + 

Wednesday                       July 7, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto + 

Thursday                             July 8, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Joseph Frizza + 

Friday                                   July 9, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Alberto Sia Lu
9:00        Margaret Cresci +

Saturday                             July 10, 2021
7:30        Intention of Mr. & Mrs. Kelly Banchero & Family
9:00        Queena Maggiora +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
For each intention mentioned in the group below, individual Masses will be said in our Parishes, Schools or Missions.
In Honor of the Infant of Prague

Rest-in-Peace
Helen Piscievich – Carol Katzakian
Robert Figone

 

Particular Items

Welcome, Salesians! This week we welcome our incoming pastor, Fr. Tho (pronounced ‘Ta’) Bui, SDB, as well as our new parochial Vicar, Fr. Ramon Zarate, and a new priest in residence Fr. Tom Prendiville! Reminder: we will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Tho and our outgoing pastor Fr. Gael on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. Mark your calendars!

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Mission Appeal: Next week we welcome Fr. Peter Asantebwana from the Diocese of Moshi in Tanzania.  Fr. Peter is currently stationed at St. Matthew the Apostle in Gahanna, OH, and he  will share the challenges and good news of the Diocese of Moshi. Please pick up a flyer from the tables which will tell you something about the Church in Tanzania!

Choose Life! “For her part, the Church in the United States is called, in season and out of season, to proclaim a Gospel which not only proposes unchanging moral truths but proposes them precisely as the key to human happiness and social prospering (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 10). To the extent that some current cultural trends contain elements that would curtail the proclamation of these truths, whether constricting it within the limits of a merely scientific rationality, or suppressing it in the name of political power or majority rule, they represent a threat not just to Christian faith, but also to humanity itself and to the deepest truth about our being and ultimate vocation, our relationship to God.” ~Pope Benedict XVI, “To the Bishops of the United States of America on their ‘ad limina’ Visit”, January 19, 2012.

Choose Life! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men … are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” With these stirring words, the Declaration of Independence affirms that fundamental human rights do not find their source in any individual, court, or government: fundamental human rights are not bestowed, they are inherent and must be acknowledged as such. These truths are self-evident because they emerge from the very nature of what it is to be human, and they are accessible to reason alone. The assertion of these unalienable rights in our Declaration of Independence is not a matter of religious doctrine, but rather it flows from the same natural law basis as the answers to other moral questions upon which our laws are based: forbidding stealing, lying, cheating, racial discrimination, homicide, and so forth. Furthermore, these inherent rights, knowable by human reason, are presented in the Declaration with a definite order of priority. Thus, one’s right to the pursuit of happiness is limited when it deprives another of the right to liberty or life; one’s right to liberty is limited when it deprives another of the right to life. The right to life itself is the foundation of all other rights. Without protection of the right to life, no other talk of rights makes sense.” ––Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.”  Copies available in the Church

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 50 parishioners have pledged/paid $23,445, leaving us with a balance of $34,509. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, 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/

The Year of St. Joseph: “The angel said to Joseph: “Do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home,” (Mt 1:20) and that is precisely what he did: “he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him” (Mt 1:24). Why was Saint Matthew so keen to note Joseph’s trust in the words received from the messenger of God, if not to invite us to imitate this same loving trust?… God alone could grant Joseph the strength to trust the Angel. God alone will give you, dear married couples, the strength to raise your family as he wants. Ask it of him! God loves to be asked for what he wishes to give. Ask him for the grace of a true and ever more faithful love patterned after his own. As the Psalm magnificently puts it: his “love is established for ever, his loyalty will stand as long as the heavens” (Ps 88:3).

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 04           14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               05           Anthony Zaccaria; Priest, Elizabeth of Portugal; Queen
Tuesday               06           Maria Goretti; Virgin, Martyr
Wed-Thurs         07-8       Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Friday                   09           Augustine Zhao Rong; Priest, and Companions; Martyrs
Saturday              10           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 11           15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of June 26/27 will be published in next week’s bulletin. Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 12: 1-11; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19. In the first reading, Peter is arrested and imprisoned. An angel of the Lord wakes Peter from his sleep and leads him out of the prison. Paul writes to Timothy, The time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. In the Gospel, Jesus asks his disciples: Who do you say that I am? Simon Peter says, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus tells Peter that he is the rock upon whom the Church will be built.

 San Pietro e Paolo

Pietro, pescatore di Galilea, è chiamato da Gesù a diventare pescatore di uomini; Paolo, il fariseo osservante della legge, diviene per elezione Apostolo della genti. Sulla loro testimonianza trova fondamento la nostra fede. Dalla loro fedeltà nasce lo stimolo a dire “sì” al Signore, che ci chiama donandoci la fede.

 

 聖伯多祿聖保祿節

聖伯多祿和聖保祿二人的個性完全不同,伯多祿是首先明認耶穌是天主的人,他說:「祢是基督,永生天主之子。」他也是耶穌把他的名字西滿改為多祿(磐石),說在這磐石上,建立祂的教會」。他是個漁夫,由耶穌親自召叫加入門徒行列,曾和耶穌朝夕相處了三年之久,熟悉耶穌。可是他也很軟弱,三次背主。

保祿原本是個法利塞經師,熟悉猶太教規,知識豐富,摘善固執,他完全不認識耶穌,曾經以為耶穌和跟隨祂的人都是叛徒,必需趕盡殺絕。可是往大馬士革的路上被天上的光環擊跌下馬,同時有聲音向他「我是你迫害的耶穌。」他因而心靈的眼目大開,認清了真主的美和善。從此赴湯蹈火,受盡艱辛,宣揚基督的神國。

兩位門徒雖然性格不同,但都以一生的精力去宣揚聖教,二人最後都為基督的教會捐軀。伯多祿悔改後變得堅強,不遺餘力地傳揚福音。而保祿本來是個剛烈的人,為了維護自以為真道時不惜殺人,但認清了真主耶穌以後,雖然不改摘善固執的本性,但對人變得溫和謙遜,在《迦拉達書》第六章中,他勸說弟兄要彼此擔待,以柔和的心神去矯正他人。

讓我們祈求二聖的幫助,效法他們的芳表,心中常常想到基督的言行,不單一生明認耶穌是天主、保守信德,也像他們一樣努力去傳揚聖教。在我們生命的最後時刻,能像聖保祿一樣說出:「這場好仗我打完了,信德也保守了…」

Dear Friends,

First, best wishes for the Feast of Saints. Peter & Paul which we celebrate today. We ask that they might intercede for all of us at this parish named in their honor!

This Sunday is my last Sunday assigned here at the parish. After mass today I leave for a week of meetings at a retreat center in Capitola. The Provincial Council will deliberate for a week planning for this coming apostolic year in our Salesian works in the Western Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco. When the meeting ends on Friday, July 1, I will move into the Salesian Provincial Office at 1100 Franklin St. San Francisco, CA 94109.

There I will begin my work as the Director of the Office and Province Secretary. It is administrative work for the functioning of the Province. I ask your prayers as I move on to this new assignment.

I have spent six years here at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish. I am grateful to God and to all of you for this experience. The last sixteen months operating under the constraints of the pandemic have been very trying, especially with the death of Fr. Robert Stein whose ashes were finally laid to rest in a Burial Mass on July 20, at the Salesian Cemetery in Richmond. His family members, friends and the Salesian Family were present.

Being a Pastor in ordinary times is enough of a challenge, let alone in the time of the pandemic. Economically it has and continues to be a challenge. Pastorally, enduring the closure of the Church and two years of Holy Week without the faithful fully present was sad. We endeavored to do what we could in compliance with the city, the state and archdiocesan authority.

I, for my personal part, ask pardon of any I may have offended in any way as I strived to fulfill my work at the parish. I ask for a place in your prayers as I continue my vocation as a Salesian (55 years) and as a priest (45 years). May God grant me more time to serve Him and the People of God. I hold you all in my heart and in my prayers.

Sincerely,

Fr. Gael E. Sullivan, SDB
Salesian of Don Bosco

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 June 27, 2021
8:45        Giosue Bresolin & Giovanni Santa Lucia, & Franco & Lodovico Ortesi +
Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Carla Ferrando + – Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
5:00        Anthony Vincent Cataldo + 

Monday                               June 28, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Rose Marenzi +
9:00        Tony & Vera Romeo +– Paul De Martini + 

Tuesday                               June 29, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for the Petrine & Priestly   Ministry of Benedict XVI and the Priestly  Ministry of Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB + and his Brother Salesians
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Detective Luca Benedetti + 

Wednesday                       June 30, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Thomas Balistreri + – Socrates Paschalides + 

Thursday                             July 1, 2021
7:00        Tom & Annette Lazio +
9:00        Soul of Luis San Gabriel, Sr. + – Robert Figone + 

Friday                                   July 2, 2021
7:00        Tom & Serge Cincotta +
9:00        In Honor of La Madonna delle Grazie –
Socrates Paschalides +

Saturday                             July 3, 2021
7:30        Birthday of Nancy Massetani +
9:00        Birthday of Francesco Germano +
5:00        Daniel Scopel +

 

Marriages
Rafael Jimenez and Melissa Colmenares

Rest-in-Peace
Maria Grazia Addiego – Robert (Bob) Figone

Particular Items

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the patrons of our church. Peter and Paul, pray for us!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Peter’s Pence. Please be generous!

Welcome, Fr. Tho! This week we welcome our incoming pastor, Fr. Tho (pronounced ‘Ta’) Bui, SDB! We welcome Fr. Tho, and we thank our outgoing pastor, Fr. Gael Sullivan, for all his hard work. We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Tho and Fr. Gael on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. Mark your calendars!

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 47 parishioners have pledged/paid $21,845, leaving us with a balance of $36,109. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, 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

The Year of St. Joseph: “The beloved Pope John Paul II, who was very devoted to St Joseph, left us an awesome meditation dedicated to him in the Apostolic Exhortation Redemptoris Custos, “Guardian of the Redeemer”. Among the many aspects it highlights, particular emphasis is placed on the silence of St Joseph. His is a silence permeated by contemplation of the mystery of God, in an attitude of total availability to his divine wishes. In other words, the silence of St Joseph was not the sign of an inner void, but on the contrary, of the fullness of faith he carried in his heart, and which guided each and every one of his thoughts and actions.

A silence thanks to which Joseph, in unison with Mary, could be the guardian of the Word of God, known through the Sacred Scriptures, coming face to face with it continuously in the events of the life of Jesus; a silence interwoven with constant prayer, prayer of the blessing of the Lord, of adoration of his holy will and of unreserved trust in his providence. It is no exaggeration to say that it was from his ‘father’ Joseph that Jesus acquired – on the human level – that robust interiority which presupposes authentic justice, the ‘superior justice’ which He would one day teach to his disciples (cfr Mt 5:20).

Let us allow ourselves to be ‘infected’ by the silence of St Joseph! We have much need of it in a world which is often too noisy, which does not encourage reflection and listening to the voice of God.” –Pope Benedict XVI, Homily on the Feast of St. Joseph, 2010.

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 27           External Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Patrons
Monday                28           Irenaeus; Bishop, Martyr
Tuesday               29           Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
Wednesday         30           The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church
Thursday             01           Junipero Serra; Priest
Friday                   02           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              03           Thomas; Apostle
Sunday                 04           14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of June 19/20:                          $2,867.
Second Collection (parish school):            $672.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!