Jeremiah 31:7-9; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52. In the first reading, Jeremiah foretells the return of the remnant of Israel from exile, carefully gathered and guided back by the Lord.. In the second reading, Christ is described as a high priest called by God to make an offering for our sins. In the Gospel, Jesus heals the blind beggar Bartimaeus, who then follows Jesus on the way.

 Domenico 30A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Siamo ciechi perché il punto di riferimento che sta davanti a noi è la nostra immagine. Abbiamo bisogno di incontrare Gesù, che ci aiuti a prendere coscinza dell’orgoglio che ci fa ritenere buoni. Abbiamo tanto cammino da fare per scoprire nell’umiltà la luce che guarisca il nostro cuore malato di presunzione.

 

 常年期第三十主日

今天聖史瑪爾谷告訴我們耶穌從耶里哥出來的時候,瞎子巴爾提買在路旁大聲呼喊,求耶穌可憐  。他不理別人阻止他,嫌他吵鬧,更加大聲哀求。耶穌早就聽到了,祇是祂想讓群眾看到瞎子的信德。等他走近時,他們的對話展開了,耶穌問:「你要我給你做什麼?」「師傅,請叫我看見。」 其實耶穌在他未問之前己治好他的視覺了,因為「他馬上扔下自己的外衣,跳起來,走到耶穌跟前。」他不需要別人攙扶帶領。因為他深信耶穌是達味之子,能夠幫助他,因此耶穌不單給了他肉體的視覺,更給了他深刻的精神視覺 ,於是他跟隨了祂。

這使我不禁想到,到底誰是瞎子?是巴爾提買?還是群眾?巴爾提買復明以後跟隨耶穌,那就是效法祂的品格,服從祂的指導,做祂做的事。而群眾是不是一批人云亦云,盲目跟着大眾走的人  ?  我又想到,到底我是不是真的看見?我有沒有看到精神上更深的層次的事物?我是否也要向耶穌說:「師傅!請叫我看見。」又或者,耶穌是不是要我學祂問瞎子那樣,問祂:「主!祢要我給祢做什麼?」

我有沒有真正看到?我是否願意為祂做任何事?

耶穌離我們近在咫尺,我們要像巴爾提買一樣把握機會,不要錯過,全心信賴。求祂打開我們的靈魂的眼目。

 

From the Pastor’s Desk

Louis Braille who was blind at the age of three. He was accidently blinded in his right eye while he was playing with a stitching awl tool in his father’s harness shop. Later, he got an infection to the left eye which caused total blindness. While he was a student he began to develop a system of dots code that could allow visually impaired people to read and write. Over the years, braille has been adapted for use in different languages worldwide.

To this day and age, there are tools that can help a blind person communicate. There are services that can help a blind person to move around or to read signs. A service dog guides a blind person. In public places such as intersections there are yellow pads that have raised dots to help a blind person cross the street safely. At crosswalks there are loud speakers that are mounted on the traffic posts to guide the blind person across the street safely. Public elevators and bathrooms always have braille signs which the blind can read.

During Jesus’ time, a blind person probably needed his or her family members or a friend to help him or her move around. Today’s Gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus reached out to Bartimaeus, who was blind possibly from birth, and had never seen the real world around him. Perhaps people assisted him to move around and told him about Jesus. So once he knew that Jesus was passing by on the road, he cried out loud to get Jesus attention, “Master I want to see.” He had faith in Jesus and believed that Jesus would restore his vision. Jesus did answer his prayer by telling him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately, Bartimaeus’ eyes were opened, and so he was able to see all the real wonderful sights of the world around him.

We do need Jesus to help strengthen our faith and open our spiritual vision. We are spiritually blind when we do not follow God’s words or close our mind and hearts to help others who are in need. St. Vincent de Paul organization of our parish leads an example. The leaders coordinate with the volunteers and donors to operate program to help the poor. Every other week, they feed the homeless and elderly right in front of our church and the Washington Park. Last Sunday, they served 80 hot meals and handed out personal items to the homeless.

Let us ask Jesus to help us open our hearts by serving our church community and others in the world around us.

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB
Pastor

  

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 October 24, 2021
8:45        Marie De Martini + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     GB DeMartini + – Frank Sicco, Jr. +
5:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi +

Monday                               October 25, 2021
7:00        Kathleen Busalacchi +
9:00        Special Blessings Dino Ortega

 

Tuesday                               October 26, 2021
7:00        Healing Carol Ann Rouff
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of John Bonjean + 

Wednesday                       October 27, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona + – Marie DeMartini +

 Thursday                            October 28, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Costantino Laurent + 

Friday                                   October  29, 2021
7:00        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Saturday                              October 30, 2021
7:30        Anniversary of the Death of Victoria Bugayong +
9:00        In Honor of St. Jude
5:00        Louis Greco +

 

Marriages
Will & Sabrina

Rest-in-Peace
Nat Russo

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for World Mission Sunday. Please be generous.

Welcome, Archbishop Cordileone! Today, 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 24, & 31. To learn more about the SYA, visit facebook.com/groups/saintspetersandpaulyoungadults/

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.

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

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.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 69 parishioners have pledged/paid $41,808, leaving us with a balance of $16,146. 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.

We Need YOUR Talent: Stewardship means sharing our time, talent, and treasure. We need your talent—specifically if you are a handyman or woman. We have various plumbing, painting, and patching jobs around the plant that cost a fortune if we hire professionals, but can be done by skilled parishioners. If you have a talent you are willing to share with your church, call Fr. Tho!

Archdiocesan Mother/Daughter Program: The Mother-Daughter Programs are designed to help you and your daughter explore God’s special gift of human fertility together. Help her see the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for growing up as a young girl or teenager and becoming a woman.  This year’s program will be on November 13, and will be online. Learn more here: sfarchdiocese.org/event/the-mother-daughter-programs/

Choose Life! October is Respect Life Month! 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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 24           30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mon-Wed            25-27     Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Thursday             28           Simon & Jude; Apostles
Friday                   29           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              30           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 31           31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                  $3,161.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:              $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

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 + –
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 +

 

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!

 

 

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.

 

 常年期第二十六主日

今天的讀經一記述梅瑟覺得自己一人不能負起整個民族的重擔,求天主幫助,天主把「他身上的神能賦給七十位長老……當時有兩人不是屬於他們之中的,也開始出神說話。」年青的若穌厄很生氣,提出抗議。而在福音中,也記載着類似的事,門徒們看見有一個不是與他們同門的人,因耶穌的名字驅魔,就禁止他。這是排除異己的心理,這樣的情形往往發生在今日我們所處的環境中,是耶穌所不喜歡的。無論什麼人,祇要懷着為基督而行善,天主都會報答。我們應該懷着愉快的心情互相合作,並且幫助他更深地認識天主。

今天的這段福音記載耶穌除了告訴我們對外人應有的態度外,又告訴我們自己應盡的責任,要立善表,常檢討自己的言語行為,並加深認識教理,免得在言語行動上,使信仰不深的人失足跌倒。最後祂又要我們保護自己,極力避免犯罪,免得永遠和祂分離。

耶穌把使人失足和一個人自己失足都看得很嚴重,用了少有的非常嚴厲的話語告誡我們,我們對祂這番話不應等閒視之。

十月是玫瑰月,我們在這月中要多念玫瑰經,熱心恭敬聖母。十月六日是玫瑰聖母節,我們可以從今天開始做九日敬禮,以表示對她感激和孝愛。

 

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 +

 

Particular Items

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 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 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/

And to see more photos, go here.

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,  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/

Please pray: For all who are sick, lonely, and nearing the ends of their lives.

Liturgical Calendar
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!

 

 

Numbers 11:25-29; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48. In the first reading, the Lord takes some of the Spirit that was on Moses and bestows it on the elders, and they begin to prophesy. James writes to warn the rich of the judgment coming to those who seek luxury and pleasure, while shortchanging their workers. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks against intolerance, referring to someone who is not a follower who is driving out demons. He says: Whoever is not against us is with us.

 

 Domenico 26A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Le parole di Gesù hanno una portata ecclesiale, visto che la Chiesa non ha il monopolio del bene, perchè lo Spirito Santo opera oltre le sue frontiere. Nel giornodel giudizio Dio riconoscerà come suoi tutti coloro ch avranno agito con carità nei riguardi degli ltri. Al contrario dare cattivo esempio, soprattutto ai deboli, è imponderonabile. Bisogna sradicare tutto quello che è causa di peccato.

 

 常年期第二十六主日

 今天的讀經一記述梅瑟覺得自己一人不能負起整個民族的重擔,求天主幫助,天主把「他身上的神能賦給七十位長老……當時有兩人不是屬於他們之中的,也開始出神說話。」年青的若穌厄很生氣,提出抗議。而在福音中,也記載着類似的事,門徒們看見有一個不是與他們同門的人,因耶穌的名字驅魔,就禁止他。這是排除異己的心理,這樣的情形往往發生在今日我們所處的環境中,是耶穌所不喜歡的。無論什麼人,祇要懷着為基督而行善,天主都會報答。我們應該懷着愉快的心情互相合作,並且幫助他更深地認識天主。

今天的這段福音記載耶穌除了告訴我們對外人應有的態度外,又告訴我們自己應盡的責任,要立善表,常檢討自己的言語行為,並加深認識教理,免得在言語行動上,使信仰不深的人失足跌倒。最後祂又要我們保護自己,極力避免犯罪,免得永遠和祂分離。

耶穌把使人失足和一個人自己失足都看得很嚴重,用了少有的非常嚴厲的話語告誡我們,我們對祂這番話不應等閒視之。

十月是玫瑰月,我們在這月中要多念玫瑰經,熱心恭敬聖母。十月六日是玫瑰聖母節,我們可以從今天開始做九日敬禮,以表示對她感激和孝愛。

 

A car was trying to get into the military camp. However, it did not carry proper credentials for clearance through the gates. The gate-keeper soldier therefore, approached the driver who had no choice but to stop. From inside the car, the general was heard to say “Go ahead driver, ignore him. I’m ordering you to drive this car into the camp.” The gatekeeper answered the general. “My orders, sir, are not to let anyone in without proper credentials. So now, who do I shoot first? The driver or you?”

Amputations are a very painful and risky medical procedure. However, they are prescribed as a risk to be taken for the sake of the rest of the body’s health and well-being. We amputate so that a diseased part of the body no longer threatens the good health of the whole body.

It can be painful and traumatic to lose a hand or a foot or a leg or even an eye! These are very important to our bodies. But when they become a threat to the rest of our whole body, though painful and risky, it’s always better to lose one of these important parts so that the rest of us lives.

In the Gospel this Sunday, the Lord Jesus is ready to risk the amputation of any very important member of the community of disciples if that very important disciple becomes a threat or danger to the rest of the faith community. “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off… If your foot causes you to sin, cut if off… If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out.”

How does a disciple become a danger or threat to the believing community? When that disciple pays little or no attention to the “little ones”. “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.”

The Lord Jesus treasures the “little ones” in the community. They are usually those who are “outside our camps” (First Reading) who we tend to exclude from our “circle of chosen friends”. They are those whom the powerful – the rich in Saint James’ letter – condemn and murder, withhold just wages from and value less than their wealth, clothes and possessions.

But the “little ones” – the unheard, unseen, unheld, unimportant, undervalued – are whom the Lord Jesus has come for. “The Son of Man has come to seek and save the lost.” (Lk 19:10)

To remain with the Lord Jesus, therefore, we are called to learn and grow to be very inclusive of others especially of the “little ones” of our world as the Lord Jesus is. “Whoever is not against us is for us.” People who are little and powerless can never do any harm to those who are important and who hold power. They will always be loyal to those they need to depend on.

If we are to faithfully follow the Lord Jesus, let us not ignore the “little ones” whom the world ignores. A general who gives no value to a little soldier – like the one we encountered at the beginning of this column – doesn’t deserve to be general of any soldier at all.

Are there any “little ones” in our community we need to protect, defend and shelter against the powerful among us? Are there any powerful we may need to “amputate” from our faith community? –Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB, Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 September 26, 2021
8:45        Loretta Raman + – Jean Kline +
10:15      Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
12:00      GB DeMartini + – Souls of Norma & Joseph Frizza +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                               September 27, 2021
7:00        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Lena Damato + – Maria Emilia Marchiano +

Tuesday                               September 28, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Anniversary of Death of Genoveva Martinez Buenaventura +

Wednesday                       September 29, 2021

7:00        Anniversary of Death of Edward DeNicolai +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Healing Karen Bellesi

Thursday                             September 30, 2021
7:00        Intention the Prevadelli Family +
9:00        Celendonic Andres +

Friday                                   October 1, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Luis San Gabriel, Jr.
9:00        Birthday of GB DeMartini + – Freddie Ferrer + 

Saturday                              October 2, 2021
7:30        Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Kwan +
9:00        Ilva Baccetti +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Marriages
Thomas & Addielyn Thuston (Renewal of Vows)
Alexey Pazukha & Antolynne Genisha Saverimuthu
John Henry Zuercher & Haley Zerga

Rest-in-Peace
Augustine Chan—Gilbert Lai
Marie DeMartini

 

Particular Items

Eucharistic Adoration: We have Adoration every Wednesday from 7-8PM. Make time to visit your friend Jesus!  “I see (St. Dominic Savio) so often at prayer, staying in church after the others; every day he slips out of the playground to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.” —Mamma Margaret to Don Bosco.

Choose Life! From the U.S. Bishops: Congress is about to vote on the most radical abortion bill of all time. The so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” (H.R. 3755/S. 1975) would

impose abortion on demand, at any stage of pregnancy. It would apply nationwide—even in states that don’t want it.

Even modest and popular pro-life laws at every level of government—the federal, state, and local level—would be on the chopping block. This includes parental notification for minor girls, informed consent, and health or safety protections for abortion facilities. It would force Americans to pay for abortions here and abroad with their tax dollars.

Our Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said “This proposed legislation is nothing short of child sacrifice…Any reasonable person with a basic sense of morality and inkling of decency cannot but shudder in horror at such a heinous evil being codified in law.” If you’d like to make your voice heard for the littlest among us, go here.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 9:45 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon 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.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Tuesday, October 5 at 4pm via Zoom. This sessions topic will be a discussion on the classic “The Betrothed,” by Alessandro Manzoni. We will discuss Chapter 22 Spiritual Direction from Fr. Albert Haase’s book, “Fanning the Flame” as well (copies available upon request). No reading is necessary to attend. 75 minutes. For additional information, contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551).

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! 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 10:00AM Visit our website for details.

Great Free Catholic Course: Starting October 7, there is a great series of FREE courses “Word and Silence: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Spiritual Encounter Between East and West.” Von Balthasar is considered one of the foremost 20th century Catholic theologians. To learn more and sign up, go here.

North Beach Car Show: Last Saturday we hosted the first annual North Beach Car Show! Nice vintage rides were all along Filbert Street, and in the playground. Of course our priests helped out! Thanks to Randy DeMartini who coordinated the event! Check out these pics:

Cool Camaro!

 

Fr. Tho blessed a Porsche.

 

And a Shelby. And Randy!

 

Fr. Armand with some old-timers. Some of them, he probably married their parents, baptized them, married them, and baptized THEIR children!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. 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!

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 begins September 22. 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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                26           26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               27           Vincent de Paul; Priest
Tuesday               28           Lawrence Ruiz & Companions; Martyrs
Wednesday         29           Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael; Archangels
Thursday             30           Jerome; Priest, Doctor
Friday                   01           Thérèse of the Child Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Saturday              02           The Holy Guardian Angels
Sunday                 03           27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                                                 $2,836.
Second Collection (Priests’ Retirement Fund):                       $1,026.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                                               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37. In Wisdom, the wicked speak of testing the just one until he sins or until God intervenes. In the second reading, James says that the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus teaches about his passion but the disciples do not understand; he then demands humble service of his followers.

Domenico 25A Del Tempo Ordinario

Facendosi uomo Dio ha scelto la strada dell’umiltà e del servizio che orienta ogni uomo ad amare il prossimo, diventando fratello dei propri simili. Qualsiasi altro modo di fare allontana da Dio e dalla realizzazione della civiltà dell’amore.

 

常年期第二十五主日

 今天福音記述耶穌訓練門徒,要他們對快要臨到他們身上的一切作準備,因此再預言自己將要受的苦難,但他們世俗的心,擺脫不了祂是以色列王國的救星的觀念,完全不明白耶穌謙抑自己救贖人類的愛心,他們祇想到將來在默西亞的王國裏誰的地位最高。耶穌告訴他們 : 「誰想做第一個,就得做眾人中最末的一個,並要做眾的僕役」。(谷八:35)耶穌完全打破了世俗的觀念,因為天主重視的是人的心,祂喜愛良善心謙,甘為人僕的人。祂說誰為最弱小無能的人服務就是為祂和天父服務。這番話在祂被釘死在十字架後,門徒才真正明白了,而且一生服膺實行。

高傲怙惡的人受不了比他良善,比他優勝的人 , 他們妒忌,因為善人反映出他們的不善和高人一等的企圖,就像讀經一中所描述的,他們設法陷害善人。

雅各伯書中寫道:「那裏有嫉妒和自私,那裏就出現混亂和和各種邪惡之事」,良善心謙和犧牲的精神,使人擺脫嫉妬和紛爭。因而心平氣和,得到從上而來的智慧。

願我們都像小孩子一樣,懷有無邪的思言行為 , 容易滿足;願我們全心信賴天主,常懷感恩。

 

 

IL GRIGIO

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Detroit has the Lions.
Cal Berkeley has the Bear.
Miami has the Dolphins.

Our own Boys and Girls club has IL GRIGIO.

Grigio is the iconic-mysterious big dog that rescued don Bosco numberless times, we could call this mysterious animal the 007 of the saintly priest of Turin.

After having accompanied Saint John Bosco to Heaven, Grigio did not go into retirement, instead he took up more duties, the protection of the sons and daughters of Don Bosco.

On November 2nd 1893 two Salesian Sisters, Amalia Calaon and Annetta Dallara, were on their way home not too far from the famous Assisi, when they were caught by heavy fog and a fast falling night. They were afraid and they shared this fear to one another.

Amalia shared to Annetta: “Wouldn’t be nice if Don Bosco were to send us his beloved friend Grigio.” That would be quite a gift replied Annetta with audible fear in her voice.

No sooner she had said this, Lo and behold, appear a big dog from the nearby bushes, he was huffing and puffing as if he had come from quite a distance. He joined the two Sisters and walked side by side with them. He was big and gray and his eyes were shining in the darkness.

As if to calm down the two frightened Sisters, the tame big animal raised his smooth paw as if he had known them for a long time.

Arrived at the residence, the Sisters wanted to give their traveling friend something to eat, but the big gray beast turned around and they never saw him again.

 –Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 September  19, 2021
8:45        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli + – Mara Amato +
10:15     Members of the Chinese Apostolate & their Families
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday                               September 20, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +
12:00     Intention Knights of Malta 

Tuesday                               September 21, 2021
7:00        Livia Chodrick +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Frank Germano + 

Wednesday                       September 22, 2021
7:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family
9:00        Peter Domenici, III + 

Thursday                             September 23, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Birthday Aibeemae Cua + 

Friday                                   September 24, 2021
7:00        Birthday Sylvia B. Timko +
9:00        Soul of John Candido + 

Saturday                              September  25, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Nancy Massetani +
5:00        Ruth, Guido, & Gig Ghiglieri + 

 

Baptisms
Mia GuadalupeTula

Marriages
Cristan & Carmen
Hever Marmol & Zirma Escobar
Conner Thomas & Lauren Weber

Rest-in-Peace
Marie DeMartini – Augustin Cheu Fokiun

 

Particular Items

Congratulations, Salesian Jubilarians! Today we honor a number of our Salesians as they celebrate Jubilees. They are: Fr. Thomas Prendiville (75 years of Religious Profession and 65 years a Priest; Fr. Al Mengon, Br. Patrick Barbariol, Fr. Harold Danielson, & Fr. Thomas Juarez (65 years Religious Profession); Fr. John Lam (60 years Religious Profession and 50 years a Priest); Fr. Ramon Zarate and Fr. Joseph Matthew Paradayil (40 years Religious Profession); and Fr. Robert Ledezma (25 years a Priest). Join us in thanking those who have given so much!

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon 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.

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

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

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

Eucharistic Adoration: We have Adoration every Wednesday from 7-8PM. Make time to visit your friend Jesus!  “I see (St. Dominic Savio) so often at prayer, staying in church after the others; every day he slips out of the playground to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.” —Mamma Margaret to Don Bosco.

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! 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 10:00AM Visit our website for details.

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                19           25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               20           Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn; Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang and Companions; Martyrs
Tuesday               21           Matthew; Apostle
Wednesday         22           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             23           Padre Pio
Friday                   24           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              25           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 26           26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:  $2,723.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Isaiah 50:4c-9a; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35. In the first reading, Isaiah declares his trust in God to uphold him. In the second reading, James explains the necessity of works to accompany and demonstrate faith. In the Gospel, Peter confesses his faith in Jesus as the Christ. Jesus predicts his passion, then explains to Peter and the disciples that they must follow him.

 

Domenico 24A Del Tempo Ordinario

Per l’evangelista marco, Gesù è Figlio di Dio perché muore sulla croce, rendendosi pienamente disponsibile come “servo.” Anche noi dobbiamo essere come Lui, uscendo da noi stessi, dai nostri desideri di potere, dalla ricerca di possesso per aprirci agli altri.

 

 常年期第二十四主日

今天的福音聖經學者有兩個解釋:耶穌問門徒以為祂是誰;另一個解釋是耶穌問自己是誰。不管耶穌提出這問題的目的是什麼,這問題都與我們自己有關 —— 我要問自己,我以為耶穌是誰?如果我們認為耶穌是天主,那麼,我們就應該追隨祂,全心信賴祂,對祂效忠,並向祂學習。

怎樣效忠?讀經一指出忠僕的態度是甘心情願服從和全心信賴,就像依撒意亞先知預言耶穌自願接受天主的命令一樣,「沒有反抗,也沒有退避。」

 怎樣向耶穌學習呢?從讀經二中可以得到啟發 , 雅各伯認為信耶穌就必需像祂一樣行善,沒有善行的信德是死的,是空言,不能得到救贖。信德必需以行為去證明。信和實行是相輔相承的,二者缺一都不能,其中之一是對受苦的人予以同情和實際的幫助。`

我情願相信耶穌具有人性和天主性,祂的人性也像我們一樣,受到誘惑,可能犯罪,也能受苦,祂也反覆掙扎,去克服軟弱,做出英勇的行為。祂也要不斷思考提問,怎樣才把天父交給祂的任務履行得更好。耶穌以祂的人性教我們怎樣做人。

我以為耶穌是誰?這是我們一生不斷問自己的問題。 我所遇到的每一個經驗,每一個挑戰,都要問自己我的言行是不是以祂的為準則?我們知道,跟隨祂直到生命終結之日,會到達一個崇高的境界,人生的路程是有意義的

 

 

Dear Parishioners,

The theme for this Sunday readings is “Faith”. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “When St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, Jesus declared to him that this revelation did not come “from flesh and blood”, but from “my Father who is in heaven.” (Mt. 16:17) Faith is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused by him. “Before this faith can be exercised, man must have the grace of God to move and assist him; he must have the interior helps of the Holy Spirit, who moves the heart and converts it to God, who opens the eyes of the mind and ‘makes it easy for all to accept and believe the truth.'” (CCC #153).

In the first reading, Prophet Isaiah tells us that he has faith in God whom he can trust for help and guidance. Isaiah writes, “The Lord is my help therefore I am not disgraced.” (Is 50:7). With God’s grace, he is not afraid to face those who verbally and physically confront him. He lets the enemies know that, having faith in God, he can act generously.

Today’s Gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus tests his disciples about their faith by asking them who he is. Although Jesus’ disciples walk side by side with Jesus and witness his teachings, they do not have a clear idea who Jesus is. Only Peter did, who testified on their behalf, “You are the Christ.” (Mark 8:29). Then Jesus warns them that the Son of God has to face opposition, suffering, and death. As the followers of Jesus, they will face the challenge of witnessing to Jesus’ name. In our daily activities, putting our faith in practice often makes us ask “how”? With God’s grace, we can put our faith in practice by getting involved in charitable works and the church ministries.

St. James’ letter reminds us that if we have faith and do not put it into work or practice, it is dead. When we received baptism we professed our faith and every time we gather for the Eucharist we profess our faith (the creed). We do believe in Jesus who suffered and died for our sins. Therefore, our profession of faith is not only on our lips, but must be put into action. Like the disciples of Jesus, we are called to imitate Christ by sharing our time, gifts and resources to help others, especially those who are in need.

I have learned that our parish community does put faith in actions. Evidently, there are many parishioners who are actively involved in the parish community by volunteering time and contributing financial resources to help the parish events and ministries.

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                September 12, 2021
8:45        Virginia Sanguinetti + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Monday                               September 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Tuesday                               September 14, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Valentine Te + – Birthday of Lucy Chan
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini + 

Wednesday                       September 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Death Anniversary of Frank (Biscotti) Reginato + 

Thursday                             September 16, 2021
7:00        Birthday Isabel Sia Lu Regan – Intention the Prevadeli Family
9:00        Antonio Corona + 

Friday                                   September 17, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Pietro Damato + 

Saturday                              September 18, 2021
7:30        Birthday Leia Sia Lu Regan
9:00        Luigi Marciano +
5:00        Louis Greco & Family + 

Baptisms
Jaxon Trillo – Quinn Trillo

Marriages
Andrew De Luca & Gianna Rossi
Jason Ellement & Christine Torok

Rest-in-Peace
Mara Amato

 

Particular Items

Holy Name Society: SSPP’s Holy Name Society, will NOT be able to host Champagne Bingo this year due to COVID. However, we will be conducting our monthly meeting on today, Sunday September 12, after the 8:45 Mass. Coffee and donuts in the Parish center & new/prospective Members welcome!

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

Salesian Jubilees & Reception: On Sunday, September 19th at the 5pm Mass, we will be celebrating several milestone anniversaries- Fr. Tom Prendiville, 75 years of Religious Profession and 65 years of Ordination, Frs. Al Mengon and Harold Danielson, 65 years of Religious Profession, Fr. John Lam, 60 Years of Religious Profession and 50 years of Ordination and Fr. Ramon Zarate, 40 years of Religious Profession, as well as others from the SDB Western Province. Afterwards, we will have a dinner reception in the parish auditorium. Buffet style- steak, salmon, pasta, salad, wine and desert for $25. Reservations and payments can be made at the parish office by Wednesday, September 15 so that we can notify the caterer. Please come and celebrate the many years of ministry of these wonderful Salesian priests.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon 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 coming! 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. Visit our website for details.

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.

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

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 12           24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               13           John Chrysostom; Bishop, Doctor
Tuesday               14           The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Wednesday         15           Our Lady of Sorrows
Thursday             16           Cornelius; Pope, & Cyprian; Bishop, Martyrs
Friday                   17           Robert Bellarmine; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday              18           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 19           25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week: $2,881.
Second Collection (Catholic University)  $784.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Isaiah 35:4-7a; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37. In the first reading, the Lord says that he has come to save his people, including making the deaf hear and the blind see. In the second reading, James tells the Christian community not to show partiality to those who are rich, nor to discriminate against the poor. In the Gospel, Jesus heals a deaf man to the great astonishment of the crowd near the Decapolis.

 

Domenico 23A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il Battesimo che ci fa cristiani, non ci esime dal coltivare, con un impegno di formazione permanente, la vita cristiana, per diventare testimoni convinti. Quindi dal Battesimo derivano due compiti molto importanti: l’ascolto della Parola e la professione della fede.

 

常年期第二十三主日

今天雅各伯書第二章一開始就說:「你們既信仰我們光榮的主耶穌基督,就不該以貎取人。意思是我們對人要真誠,而真誠在於對人有大公無私的愛德、在於行善、約束自己的行為和言語。雅各伯勸人不要以貎取人,因為那是違反愛德的行為,完全不符合基督徒應該真誠相愛的要求。

俗語說:「先敬羅衣後敬人」。正是雅各伯書這一段的例子:看到穿着華服的人就請他上座 ,穿破爛衣服的人就要他站立,是最不要得的行為,因為這一來,我們就以外表去品評一個人 ,而不是真的一視同仁地愛人。連孔子因為看到子羽相貎好像很愚笨,以為他不能成材,誰知他是個好學勤奮而又忠誠有材幹的人,使他不禁歎息說:「吾以貎取人,失之子羽」。可見真不能以外觬去判斷一個人的美惡。耶穌教我們愛人如己,既然我們不會因為自己長得不漂亮或沒有美麗的衣服而不愛自己,我們又怎能因為別人的相貎和外表而以不同的心理和態度去對待這個人呢?以貌取人是世俗的看法,絕不是基督徒應有的態度,況且耶穌最愛貧窮無助的人,因為這些人往往是最謙卑、最有信德的人。

九月八日星期二是聖母誕屒節,聖母的誕生是耶穌誕生的前奏,給人帶來喜樂,預告救恩的喜訊,讓我們感謝天主給我們這位天上的慈母 ,讓我們依賴她,效法她,求她為我們轉禱吧!

 

From Fr. Ramon:  At baptism, a short time after water is poured on the child, the celebrant touches the child’s ears and then the mouth of the child and he prays, “Ephphatha! The Lord has made the deaf hear and the dumb speak.

May He soon touch your ears to receive His word, and your mouth to proclaim His faith, to the praise and glory of God the Father. Amen.”

This prayer tells us that each one of us Christians is expected to live with open ears (open eyes too) and to speak the Word of God that we hear and observe. God is the Lord of History and he communicates with us in the events of our own lives. From these events and the Word of God we are to discern where God calls us and leads us. We are to listen to God and speak out and communicate to all what we discern that God asks of us.

In other words, we are invited to grow into “Good Shepherds” who, after a lifetime of following Christ, knowing him and listening to his voice and proclaiming his word in our lives, lead others to green pastures and flowing waters.

From what has happened these last days, what is God telling us? What is he inviting us to do? If we keep our ears attuned to God’s calling out to us, we will be able to answer these questions.

There are thousands of messages carried and broadcast by innumerable different frequencies of airwaves around us. But radios tuners or bluetooth receivers or wifi access points tune into those messages and broadcast them too. Whose messages do we keep tuning into? Our smart speakers are always on the alert listening to us waiting to respond to the command of our own voice patterns. Whose voice are we attentively alert for and so speak for?

The news around us these days is on Covid, Hurricane Ida, the Haiti earthquake, the Afghan nation and its refugees. Some people attentively follow the news. Some want to shut themselves off completely from  any news. Is God on the news? Perhaps the right question to ask would be “Is God IN the news?” Well, what does “Gospel” really mean? Doesn’t it mean “Good NEWS”? Our God is therefore deeply involved with news.

With ears (and eyes) attentive to the news we might discern that these days God is inviting us to focus our attention on the sick, the victims of natural disasters and war. God is probably reminding us to keep assisting and attending to “those who are poor in the world” who are “heirs of the kingdom” – to be one with them, act and advocate on their behalf.

-Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 September 5, 2021
8:45        Mr. Giovanni Riccio + – Birthday of Mercedes Sia Lu Kalaykan
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     The Pierini & Spes Families + – Intention Mary McGrath Hamrick
5:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

Monday                               September 6, 2021
7:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family
9:00        Mr. Carlo Romeo + – Gino, Vincent, Candida, & Basuino + 

Tuesday                               September 7, 2021
7:00        Mr. Italo Giannone +
9:00        Soul of Mr. Gelasio Bini + 

Wednesday                       September 8, 2021
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Healing Laurie Ann and Jason

Thursday                             September 9, 2021
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        Mr. & Mrs. Mary & Julio Poggi + 

Friday                                   September 10, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Peter A. Cresci + 

Saturday                              September 11, 2021
7:30        Birthday of Aidan Cua
9:00        Alice Collins +
5:00        The Fanucchi & Lucchesi Families + 

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

 Baptisms
Koa Macatulad

Marriages
David Torres & Adriana Alvarez

Rest-in-Peace
Jim Staley – Mara Amato

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic University of America.

Holy Name Society: SSPP’s Holy Name Society, will NOT be able to host Champagne Bingo this year due to COVID. However, we will be conducting our monthly meeting on Sunday September 12, after the 8:45 Mass. Coffee and donuts in the Parish center & new/prospective Members welcome!

Salesian Young Adult Mass & More: Hey SSPP Young Adults! Our Salesian Young Adult Group is in the process of rebirth. Young adults are invited to attend the Saturday 5:00PM Mass, and we plan for food and events will follow. Email gibbons@salesiansspp.org for more.

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

Salesian Jubilees: On Sunday, September 19, at the 5:00PM Mass we will honor a number of our Salesians as they celebrate Jubilees. They are: Fr. Thomas Prendiville (75 years of Religious Profession and 65 years a Priest; Fr. Al Mengon, Br. Patrick Barbariol, Fr. Harold Danielson, & Fr. Thomas Juarez (65 years Religious Profession); Fr. John Lam (60 years Religious Profession and 50 years a Priest); Fr. Ramon Zarate and Fr. Joseph Matthew Paradayil (40 years Religious Profession); and Fr. Robert Ledezma (25 years a Priest). Join us in thanking those who have given so much!

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon 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.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 61 parishioners have pledged/paid $31,320, leaving us with a balance of $26,634. 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-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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: ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! 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!

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                 05           23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mon-Tues            06-07     Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         08           Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday             09           Peter Claver; Priest
Friday                   10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              11           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 12           24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                  $2,905.
Second Collection (For the Poor):                $1,417.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8. 14-15, 21-23. In the first reading, Moses proclaims the statutes of the Lord to the people, that they may have both life and land. In the second reading, James instructs believers to be doers of the word, caring for orphans and widows, and keeping oneself unstained by the world. In the Gospel, Jesus confronts the Pharisees and scribes with their hypocrisy, noting that what makes a person unclean comes from within, not without.

 

Domenico 22A Del Tempo Ordinario

La legge di Dio e la sua parola devono essere iscritte nel cuore, do dove escono i desideri cattivi, le intenzioi perverse, l’odio e la cupidigia, che rendono impuri. Il criterio ultimo della giusta osservanza della legge di Dio é la carità nei riguardi del prossimo, che prova l’autenticità della partecipazione all’eucarestia, sacramento della carità.

 

常年期第二十二主日

今天的三段讀經都和天主的法律有關,讀經一說明忠守法律是與天主結盟的必要條件。天主愛我們,不管我們愛不愛祂,祂仍舊愛我們,因此,守天主的法律是還報天主之愛。讀經二中,說明法律本來就在人的心裏,是天主把它種下的,但天主沒有用法律去束縛我們                                                           而是用法律去幫助我們。我們可把法律比作在陡峭的山路上的欄杆,或校園裏的圍欄,是為保護我們,讓我們安全地上山、下山;讓孩子們可以自由安全地在校園玩耍。

遵守法律(誡命)令我們學習效法天主,並使我們清楚地知道自己正是在真和善的道路上行走,可以分享天主的美善,肖似天主。聖雅各伯勸告信徒「要以柔川之心,接受那種在你們心裏,而能救你們靈魂的聖言」。

福音更一再申明守法着重內心,外表死守法律而內心並不真心誠意,沒有懷着愛和尊重是徒然的。耶穌討厭這種形式主義,稱這種人是假善人。祂要我們時刻保存內心的潔淨和仁愛,那麼我們就自然表現出守誡的行為,完全不必刻意做作了。

 

 The Day God Changed His Mind

August is the month that reminds us that Saint Rocco and his dog, Roquet, were heaven’s first animal rights activists.

St. Rocco, with his faithful canine companion Roquet by his side is beloved in many European places, especially in Calabria and Sicily.

St. Rocco began to wander from village to village accompanied by his little Roquet. Together they served the plague stricken Italy while on a pilgrimage to Rome.

This was the time of the Black Death, the bubonic plague, when Rocco discovered that he could heal the stricken by means of his touch. It was about the year 1327 when the life of the saintly man came to its completion.

Saint Rocco ascended to Heaven, where he was welcomed by St. Peter, the Celestial Gatekeeper. When St. Peter refused to admit Roquet, due to a no pet policy, St. Rocco insisted that the dog  had saved his life. St. Peter replied that a rooster had saved his soul, but that he had never even imagined taking him along in Heaven. Refusing to abandon his faithful companion, St. Rocco sent news of this conflict and reached the ears of God the Father, who commanded that St. Rocco and Roquet be admitted to heaven together.

When St. Peter complained about the neglect of his rooster and threatened to resign his post, the heavenly Father agreed that the famous rooster should also enter.

Then the other saints all made a claim for the animals that served them loyally.

St. Jerome for his lion, St. Calm for his cat, St. Agnes for her lamb, St. Francis for all the other birds and beasts, St. John Bosco for his gray dog.

The Heavenly Father saw that he had no choice. He ordered St. Peter to throw open the Gates of Heaven to every creature who had served his will.

And it was the doing of St. Rocco and his little Roquet.

–Fr. Al Mengon, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 August 29, 2021
8:45        Fr. Dave Zunino, SDB + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Intention Gilbert & Esther Lai & Family
12:00     GB De Martini + – In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00        Josie Santos +

Monday                               August 30, 2021
7:00        Wedding Anniversary Fortunato & Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family –  Susan Ortega +

Tuesday                               August 31, 2021
7:00        Lauro Deiparine +
9:00        Evelyn Lavin +– The Emilio Vigo Family +

Wednesday                       September 1, 2021
7:00        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri + – Italo Giannone +

Thursday                             September 2 , 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Edmund Cabaluna + – Lidia Battilana +

Friday                                   September 3, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Frank Germano +
9:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB  + & Fr. Louis Masaoereo, SDB +
Valerie Meehan +

Saturday                              September 4, 2021
7:30        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci + – Queena Maggiora +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +

Baptisms
Elias Josue Edmundo—Koa Macatulad

Marriages
Ante Lovic & Corinne Beaty

Rest-in-Peace
Joseph Cresci – Stephanie Farruggia
Valerie Meehan

 

Particular Items

Madonna della Guardia: Today we honor Madonna della Guardia, beloved by the Genovese the world over. Madonna della Guardia, pray for us!

Salesian Young Adult Mass & More: Hey SSPP Young Adults! Our Salesian YAG is in the process of rebirth. Young adults are invited to attend the Saturday 5:00PM Mass, and we plan for food and events will follow. Email gibbons@salesiansspp.org for more.

 

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

Salesian Jubilees: On Sunday, September 19, at the 5:00PM Mass we will honor a number of our Salesians as they celebrate Jubilees. Join us in thanking those who have given so much.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30. You may also visit the exhibits in the Cathedral’s hall, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. Learn more here.

Madonna del Lume: We will honor Madonna del Lume, and remember all fishermen and others lost at sea on Sunday, October 3 at the noon 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.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 61 parishioners have pledged/paid $31,320, leaving us with a balance of $26,634. 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. 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

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

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! 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. Visit our website for details.

Church Flowers: Would you like to sponsor a weekend of fresh flowers for your Church? We are inviting parishioners to help beautify the Church in this way, and your intention will be included in the bulletin. Call or email the office for more details.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 29           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               30           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               31           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         02           World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Thursday             03           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  04           Gregory the Great; Pope, Doctor
Saturday              05           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 06           23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Your gifts of last week:                                                   $2,912.
Second Collection (Parish School):                                 $914.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                               $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Ephesians 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32; John 6:60-69. In the first reading, Joshua and the tribes of Israel state their fidelity to the Lord God. In his letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul draws a parallel between a spousal relationship and the radical love between Christ and the Church. In the Gospel, Jesus proclaims that his words are Spirit and life, after which only some of his followers continued as disciples.

 

 

Domenico 21A Del Tempo Ordinario

Molti dicono di essere cattolici anche se la loro vita é in contrasto con quanto dice e insegna la Chiesa. Di fronte alle esigenza radicali del Vangelo si riccorre tacitamente al “buon senso” che spesso diventa un paravento, perché il Vangelo è scomodo. Chiediamo che il Signore ci liberi da ogni compromesso.

 

From the Pastor’s Desk

 

Dear Parishioners,

Our Church has been flexible in allowing the faithful to attend Masses online via livestreaming or social media throughout the pandemic. It is difficult for many of us who want to attend Mass in person. Finally, the pandemic situation improved and the shelter in place was lifted. We were able to attend Mass in person, but some of us still want to attend Mass from home, due to the fear of the surge of Delta variant and of the virus still lingering with us. Perhaps we can reflect on the Scripture passages today and ask ourselves when can we all attend Mass in person? God has never abandoned us. We may abandon God.

In today’s first reading, from the Book of Joshua, Joshua confronts the Israelites and tells them that they should not worship the foreign gods. Instead, they should worship the God who brought their fathers and mothers out of Egypt and continued to journey with them and was present with them to the promised land. God never abandoned them.

St. John’s Gospel today describes how Jesus calls his disciples to follow him. They gave up everything to follow Jesus and witnessed all the miracles, teachings, and healings that Jesus performed. Jesus never abandoned them, but he feels that they may abandon him. Jesus’s followers felt that his teachings and actions were difficult to comprehend. So Jesus asks the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” Peter speaks on our behalf: that we will not abandon Jesus because we need him.

Let us ask ourselves, “Do we also want to leave ‘abandon’ Jesus? I hope we all can respond, “No. To whom shall we go?”

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tho Bui, SDB
Pastor

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                                 August 22, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Soul of Lee King Yuk +
12:00     The Pierini & Spes Family + – Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe &                                  Frances Cresci +
5:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

 Monday                                              August 23, 2021
7:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        In Honor of San Rocco – Healing Connie Brady   

Tuesday                                               August 24, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Intention the Prevadeli Family – Enrichetta Vigo + 

Wednesday                                       August 25, 2021
7:00        Angie Canares +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi + Healing Josephine Oliverio 

Thursday                                             August 26, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Rosario Sederiosa + – Silvano Achiro + 

Friday                                                   August 27, 2021
7:00        Roger Moskaira +
9:00        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi + 

Saturday                                              August 28, 2021
7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        The Giurlani Family +
5:00        Gig Ghiglieri +

 

Baptisms
Matteo Alexander Ackley

Marriages
Cody Wallace & Michelle Francisco

Quinceañera
Aryana Alma Rosa Cadillo

Rest-in-Peace
Silvano Achiro – Stephanie Farruggia

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous.

Thank You & Welcome! Today we have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Gael Sullivan and Fr. Tho Bui following the12 noon Mass.

Young Adult Mass & More: Hey SSPP Young Adults! Our YAG is in the process of rebirth. Young adults are invited to attend the Saturday 5:00PM Mass, and food and events will follow. Email gibbons@salesiansspp.org for more info.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet August 26 from 4:00-6:00PM, via Zoom. The group will discuss “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” by Thornton Wilder. Contact Frank Lavin at frankrlavin@outlook.com for more information.

 

Jim Staley Memorial Date:  We lost a treasured member of the Saints Peter and Paul Family last Sunday, James (Jim) Staley. As Sensei at the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Jim taught generations of boys & girls and young men & women the martial arts, and the self-control, maturity, and self-awareness it inspires. In addition to that, Jim was a big part of practically every Club event for decades. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Joselyn, and his daughters Jasmine and Jade, and to all whom Jim touched so much. Jim’s Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, September 11 at 1:00PM. Due to Covid concerns this will be family only.

In lieu of flowers, the family is seeking donations to pool together for a couple of nonprofits that Jim Staley held close to his heart; Salesian Martial Arts Program and Saints Peter and Paul School.

If you are able to contribute to Jim’s remembrance gift, you can send money via Venmo to Jade Staley (Venmo ID – @jadems). Or if you prefer to donate by check, please send checks to Joselyn Staley at 3212 Shelter Creek LN, San Bruno, CA 94066. Jade will be using her employer matching program to donate this money to both nonprofits, which is a 3:1 matching program.

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference: On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Marriage and Family will present this year’s Together in Holiness Conference. Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.  For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11AM. There will be a procession from Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 10:15 AM. If you don’t want to process, you can meet us at the Cathedral. Fr. Christopher LaRocca will be the speaker, and Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 12:30. You may also visit the exhibits in the Cathedral’s hall, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 60 parishioners have pledged/paid $30,120, leaving us with a balance of $33,909. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $27,834 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. 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

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

Columbus Day Bazaar: Mark your calendars—the 102nd Annual Columbus Day Bazaar is coming! 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. Visit our website for details.

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 22           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               23           Rose of Lima; Virgin
Tuesday               24           Bartholomew; Apostle
Wednesday         25           Louis; King, Joseph Calasanz; Priest
Thursday             26           Weekday on Ordinary Time
Friday                   27           Monica
Saturday               28           Augustine; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                  29           22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:                                      $3,131.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church:                  $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!