Saints Peter & Paul Parish
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August 20, 2017

The 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Isaiah 56: 1, 6-7; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15: 21-28. The first reading speaks of God’s gift of salvation being offered to all people. The second reading reminds us that the gifts and call of God are irrevocable. In the Gospel, Jesus heals the daughter of a Canaanite woman because of the woman’s great faith in him.

 


 

Domenico 20A Del Tempo Ordinario

Chi si rivolge al Signore con umiltà , e ascoltato. Il mistero della chiamata universale alla salvezza impegna il credente a celebrarla con il culto, a proclamara davanti agli uomini e a darne testimonianza con la propria vita.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


From the Pastor's Computer 

What does faith look like? The pagan woman in today’s gospel gives us a clear idea of what it looks like.

It is tenacious, strong and insistent. The way that Jesus responds to her request on behalf of her daughter has always fascinated me. It seems so curt and brusque on Jesus’ part. However, we must put it in the context of the priority that the people of the covenant have in the mission of Jesus Christ.

Nonetheless, the woman answers Jesus’ remark with words that astound Jesus. "Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters." Jesus cannot resist the power of her faith which comes from beyond the covenant pale. "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." WOW!!!

Okay. What do we learn from this? Is my faith, your faith, our faith of this high caliber? Is it tenacious? Is it strong? Is it insistent? What response is it capable of drawing from Jesus? And we are not outsiders, we are the children of the household. The faith of this women fixed her permanently in the memory of the Gospel. Today, in this memory of the Word of God she challenges us to respond. May our faith make us tenacious, strong and insistent!

–Fr. Gael E. Sullivan, SDB


Particular Items

Baptisms

Marriages

Rest-in-Peace

Victoria Sannelli - Sofia Viza
Giulia Anna Thomma

Nicky Gastrock and Krystle Dy
Tyler Austin and Jennifer Serrata

For all the Dear Departed


Archived Bulletins: For our bulletin archives, go here.

Cardinal Joseph Zen Here Today! Today, at 10:15 AM, the world famous Cardinal Joseph Zen, SDB (who was a novice under Fr. Mario!) from Hong Kong will celebrate the Chinese Mass. A reception for His Eminence will follow.

 

 


Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA meets every Monday night at 7:00 PM, in the Parish Center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking” –Third Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous.


School Begins: School resumes Tuesday. Drive carefully!

SS. Peter and Paul's Racial Non-Discrimination Policy: “SS Peter & Paul School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. SS Peter & Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex, or disability in administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise, SS. Peter and Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.”

 


Eucharistic Adoration & Bible Study: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Bible Study follows in the rectory. Parking available."In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; eucharistic adoration is simply the natural consequence of the eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church's supreme act of adoration.” –Pope Benedict XVI; " ...listen and be silent in order to make spaces for the beauty of God."-Pope Francis. "Jesus wants to see you!"-Fr. Victor Warkulwiz of the Missionary Priests of the Blessed Sacrament.

Communion and Liberation: Our local chapter of Communion and Liberation, a worldwide order of lay Catholics, meets weekly on Thursdays, at 7PM, in the parish center. In 2007, Pope Emeritus Benedict said Communion and Liberation “…offers a profound way of life and actualizes the Christian faith, both in a total fidelity and communion with the Successor of Peter and with the Pastors who assure the governing of the Church, and through spontaneity and freedom that permit new and prophetic, apostolic and missionary achievements.” To learn more, visit www.english.clonline.org or email Franco Regguzoni at franksfo2003@gmail.com.


 

St. Patrick’s Seminary Fundraiser: On Saturday, September 9, St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park will host their annual Four Pillars Gala Fundraiser. This great event features vespers, tours of St. Patrick's historic campus, al fresco dining under the stars, and silent auction and exciting raffle - all to benefit the formation of future priests! This year's program has a Saints Peter and Paul connection: the honorees are the co-chairs of the  Walk for Life West Coast, Dolores Meehan and Eva Muntean. (The Walk had its genesis right here at Saints Peter and Paul!). Don't miss this opportunity to support the next generation of priests! For more information and tickets, visit www.stpsu.edu/2017-stpsu-gala

And you can read an article about the event written by Gibbons Cooney, the parish secretary, in California Catholic Daily.

     
  Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! Get Ready for Holy Name Society’s Annual Champagne Bingo! The event takes place Sunday, September 17, from 1-5 PM (doors open 12:30), in the gym. Tickets are $30.00, and must be purchased in advance. Champagne, Hot Lunch, Free Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Cards! No children, please. For reservations call: 421-2441, or purchase tickets at the church office: 421-0809.

EMERGENCY! SUPPORT PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS! We all know that our state and local governments are hand-in-glove with the abortion industry. There are a few bright lonely lights in the Bay Area spreading hope to women who are at a very vulnerable time in their lives--the crisis pregnancy centers. Because these centers may help women to choose life, our local governments are doing everything in their power to hamstring them.  You can learn more about this CRITICAL situation, and also what you can do to help, by going here.

Training for New and Experienced Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers: Ever felt a call to proclaim the Word of God at Mass or bring communion to the homebound? This is a critical ministry of the Church. There will be upcoming workshops for these ministries in September, October, and November.  You must have the recommendation of Fr. Gael to participate. Come by the parish office for registration forms and to speak with Fr. Gael!  Call 415-421-0809.

Religious Education for Youth (CCD) 2017-2018:  This year's Catechetical Theme is Living As Missionary Disciples. Sts. Peter and Paul’s Religious Education--CCD program from August 20, 2017 through May 13, 2018. This program is designed for Kindergarten through 8th grade students who do not have access to daily religious instruction in school, all children are welcome. Classes are from 9:45 - 11:00 AM on Sundays, right after the 8:45 AM Mass. Registration forms are available at the back of the church as well as at the Parish Office, or may be downloaded here. Pray with your teachers on Catechetical Sunday September 17, 2017.  Email:  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Volunteer Religious Education (CCD) Teachers: We are looking for volunteers who would like to teach Grade school students.  Join us in this honorable ministry of teaching. Please email ete@sspeterpaulsf.org or call (415) 421-0809.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or completing your Sacraments of Initiation of First Communion and/or Confirmation, or you know someone who is, please contact the parish office at 415-421-0809.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word: CLOW is held at the Sunday 8:45 AM Mass. This is a way for our youngest members to hear the Gospel proclaimed in language they can understand and relate to their own lives. Children ages 3-6 and interested parents will be dismissed to the gym with their catechists (fellow parents Tom and Eileen Boles) prior to the First Reading and will return during the Offertory procession. No registration is required.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eileen Emerson-Boles: eileenemerson@yahoo.com


 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Archdiocese to be Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Rosary Rally! The consecration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco will occur on October 7, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. The consecration will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will be in conjunction with the annual archdiocesan Rosary Rally, which will be enfolded into the consecration.. October 2017 also marks the centennial of the appearances of the Blessed Virgin to the three children at Fatima, Portugal. “For this act of consecration to bear fruit,” wrote the archbishop in his letter to pastors, “I am convinced that we must prepare ourselves spiritually and with catechesis.” Learn more here.

 


Choose Life! “Called to give life, spouses share in the creative power and fatherhood of God. ‘Married couples should regard it as their proper mission to transmit human life and to educate their children; they should realize that they are thereby cooperating with the love of God the Creator and are, in a certain sense, its interpreters. They will fulfill this duty with a sense of human and Christian responsibility.’” –Catechism of the Catholic Church #2367.

 

 

 


Help the Poor: What about that old coat or blanket that's been sitting in your closet out of use? Each and every day during the cold winter months people knock on the parish door asking for just such things as these. Your old coats and blankets, clean and ready to wear or use, are welcome gifts for those in need. And think how much more room you will make for yourself at home! By starting "spring cleaning" today, you will make a better life for our brothers and sisters living on the streets.


Thank you, Fr. John Itzaina! The dinner of appreciation for Fr. John at the Basque Cultural Center was a wonderful show of love. Over well-wishers from Saints Peter and Paul Church, Saints Peter and Paul School, the Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club, the Chinese Apostolate, the Madonna del Lume Society, and the Walk for Life West Coast and more came out to honor our wonderful outgoing pastor. We pray that we filled Fr. John's wish, expressed so eloquently in his moving speech at the end of the night, that his overriding purpose as pastor was to bring the Church, school, and Club together. It was a night full of laughter and tears, joy and the sadness that accompanies parting. Fr. John, you are a worthy son of Don Bosco. You are in our hearts forever! Enjoy your well-earned sabbatical. The photos below are from Sabrina Chin, Kelly Connelly and Katherine McDonald. Thank you, ladies!

 

Fr. Provincial, Fr. Ted Montemayor was there. The Chinese Apostolate filled four tables. Anna Lee, at right, expressed the Apostolate's thanks to Fr. John.
And Kelly Kong, the choir director, led the Apostolate in singing the Don Bosco song in Cantonese!

 

Of course, the sisters and the school were there!

 

One of the two tables of the Madonna del Lume Society. Fr. Al Mengon spoke, and so did Bertina Cannizzaro from the MDL.

 

Part of the Walk for Life West Coast contingent. Gibbons Cooney expressed the Walk's appreciation for Fr. John's stalwart support!

 

Fr. Armand and Sr. Antoinette having a good time. As usual!

 

As the night ended Fr. John sure looked happy!

 

We chartered a bus from the church to the event for those unable or unwilling to brave the traffic to South San Francisco. Here's are some of the passengers
who rode to and from the event with Fr. John: Nancy, Ray, Maria, Melba, Maria, Sabrina, Fr. John, Chris and Rosalba, Rita, Florene,
Catarina (holding picture), Katherine, Franco, Brent, and Alan and Bernadette.


More Choose Life! “Pope Francis has seen a deeper link between the poor and the unborn. They are both among the first victims of a ‘throw-away society.’” –Poverty and Abortion: A Vicious Cycle”USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191. Left: same baby before and after birth.


More Choose Life! You can watch the videos of representatives of Planned Parenthood and other organizations discussing the trade in parts of the bodies of aborted babies. If they do not make you furious and disgust you, you should probably ask yourself why.

Saturday Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy at St. Francis: Our friends over at the Porziuncula at the Shrine of St. Francis, at Columbus and Vallejo, are now praying the Rosary every Saturday at 2:30 PM, followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3PM. Join them! For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

More Choose Life! The newly formed Archdiocesan Bioethics Working Group--composed of local physicians and nurses, theologians and philosophers--is interested in hearing about your recent experiences and responding to your questions and ethical concerns, on issues related to death and dying. Please contact them through the Archdiocesan Respect Life Program by emailing evansv@sfarchdiocese.org or calling 415-614-5533 or writing to Respect Life Program, Archdiocese of San Francisco, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109.

New Archdiocesan Young Adult Ministry: the Archdiocese of San Francisco has opened an office of Young Adult Ministry to reach out to those of us who are 18-40 years of age. The Ministry, led by  adults in their 20s and 30s, will be conducting listening sessions at parishes around the Archdiocese between Easter and Memorial Day. Young adults are invited to attend and share ideas, suggestions and feedback in order to help determine the direction of the new ministry. For questions or more info, call Andrea at 415-614-5595 or PollockA@sfarchdiocese.org

New Catholic San Francisco facebook page: Check out the new Facebook page of Catholic San Francisco, the Archdiocesn newspaper here. Please 'Like' it and share it with your friends! And if you have events of interest to other Catholics. please feel free to post. All are subject to the Admin's approval.


 

School Applications: We are still accepting applications for grades K-8. Please call the school for a tour (415-421-5219).

Sponsor a Student! Are you able to help a student receive a Catholic education? Our school is receiving more request for financial aid than ever before. If you are in a position to help a less fortunate student receive a Catholic education, please call Dr. Lisa Harris at 415-421-5219 or Fr. John Itzaina at 415-421-0809.

Pre-K Applications: Our Laura Vicuña Pre-Kindergarten, the oldest Catholic Pre-K in San Francisco, is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Contact the Director, Barbara Simons, or visit www.sspeterpaulsf.org/prek/ to learn more

SS. Peter and Paul's Racial Non-Discrimination Policy: “SS Peter & Paul School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. SS Peter & Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age sex, or disability in administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise, SS. Peter and Paul School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.”


Marriage Resources

Choose Life! “Marriage needs to be strengthened, not redefined. Cohabitation, divorce, and contraception all erode marriage’s meaning as a public, total, lifelong, and fruitful communion of persons between husband and wife. The latest challenge to marriage, the proposal that sexual difference doesn’t matter, removes the very basis of marriage’s meaning as a one-flesh communion, open to children, making the definition of marriage in law (and thereby culture) open to limitless variation and ultimately meaningless.” –United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “Marriage: Unique for a Reason. One Man, One Woman, For Life.”


Our Archdiocese is blessed with a very capable and hardworking Director of the Ministry of Marriage and Family Life, Mr. Ed Hopfner. Here some resources from his office:

It's not your Grandmother's Family Planning
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a modern method a couple can use to regulate fertility. It is based on up-to-date medical and scientific research and replaces the old ‘rhythm method’ which went out of favor in the 1950’s.  It is individualized for each couple – because every woman is unique. Contact Ed Hopfner for more information-- (415) 614-5547 or by email at hopfnere@sfarchdiocese.org

Family Planning can improve marriages
Natural Family Planning (NFP) has been shown to improve marriages - published studies have shown increased marital satisfaction. It also greatly improves marital communications. NFP is free after the initial training, and empowers couples by giving them highly accurate information about their own fertility, rather than relying on a third party.  Finally, NFP couples typically have extremely low divorce rates; one study of 1100 couples in CA showed a divorce rate of less than 2% over 24 years. Contact Ed Hopfner for more information-- (415) 614-5547 or by email at hopfnere@sfarchdiocese.org.

Do you know someone struggling with infertility?
Modern medicine has made great strides in helping couples overcome infertility, by restoring reproductive health through the application of Natural Procreative Technology™.  Yet many people, even in the medical profession, are still unfamiliar with it, even though it has a success rate of up to 75% in restoring natural fertility.  Contact Ed Hopfner for more information-- (415) 614-5547 or by email at hopfnere@sfarchdiocese.org.

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE?
Call Retrouvaille (415) 893-1005

Do you feel lost and alone?
Are you hurt, frustrated, or angry with each other?
Have you thought about separation or divorce?
Would you simply like to improve communication skills?

In Vatican City, Sep 26, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI met with Retrouvaille participants an explained that when a marriage is suffering, the spouses are facing an opportunity that "will help them to grow." Guided by Mary and with the help of the Lord, their love will be purified, deepened and strengthened.

Retrouvaille is the name of a Catholic Ministry designed to help heal and renew marriages. The word Retrouvaille simply means ‘rediscovery’.  The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage.   Retrouvaille is not just for hurting couples and welcomes all couples wanting to bring new life to your marriage.  Couples of all faiths and those with no faith tradition are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The ultimate goal of Retrouvaille is solely to help save marriages.

Retrouvaille is not a retreat, marriage counseling, or a sensitivity group. There are neither group dynamics nor group discussions on the weekend. It is not a time for hurting; it is a time for healing.  For more information go to ……www.retrouvaille.org.  Next SF weekend -  Nov 6-8  (East Bay Sept 18-20, San Jose Aug 14-16, Sacramento July 10-12, Oct 9-11)

Marriage Encounter

Scripture says about married people that “Two shall live as one”. How often do you find yourselves living as two? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend can help you get back to basics in this complicated day and age. For more information, go to www.sanfranciscowwme.org or call Paul & Yvonne at 650.366.7093. 2015 San Francisco/ Santa Rosa Weekends: Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park: Nov 20-22. Space is limited so apply early.

Married Couples! Would you like to relive the excitement, romance and passion from your honeymoon? Rekindle that spark on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Call Paul & Yvonne at 650.366.7093 or go to www.sanfranciscowwme.org. 2015 San Francisco/Santa Rosa Weekends: Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park: Nov 20-22. Space is limited; apply early.

Jesus is the good shepherd and laid down his life for us that we may have new life. Give your marriage new life by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. For more information, go to www.sanfranciscowwme.org or call Paul & Yvonne at 650.366.7093. 2015 San Francisco/Santa Rosa Weekends: Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park: Nov 20-22. Space is limited; apply early.

Chinese (Cantonese) Marriage Encounter - For more information please call Peter or Gloria Yee at 415-681-4921, or email nca.camea@gmail.com, or visit our web site www.camea.org.

     

More Choose Life: “Federal law had been generous in protecting the rights of individuals and institutions to act according to their religious beliefs and moral convictions. But political forces are now injecting themselves into the lives of Catholics and Church organizations, sub-stituting their own secular ideology for the Church’s beliefs.

Some say the Church should leave politics alone and concentrate on teaching the faith and serving the needy. But what if the State says the Church may not follow her teachings, even in her own institutions? What if the State limits the Church’s ability to serve the needy? What if it says a Catholic nurse has no right to her livelihood because she will not help perform abortions? What if the Church cannot act on her teaching that marriage is a union of one man and one woman?” -United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Bulletin Insert on Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty.

USA Today had a very good interview with His Excellency earlier this year.


Neat Links:

Pregnant? Need Help? Call 1-800-910-0191: That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project now has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help!

Communion to the Sick & Homebound: Priests or Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are available to bring the Blessed Sacrament to those who cannot attend Mass. Call 421-0809 for more information.


Holy Name Society. The Holy Name Society is a men’s group which expresses devotion to the Holy Name of God by attending weekly Mass and setting good examples for youth, by praying and saying the rosary. A group Mass is celebrated at 8:45 AM on the second Sunday of each month. The Society was founded more than 700 years ago! The SS. Peter and Paul HNS is seeking new members. School dads are especially invited to join. 415-421-0809 or Gemini6824@hotmail.com for more information.


Now, THIS is cool: The Vatican has released a high-resolution 360-degree viewable webpage of the Sistine Chapel. You can check it out here. Thanks to parishioner Al Fontes, who showed it to us.

Want to see a great Catholic Movie? Vist our "Year of the Priest" film festival page for lots of recommendations and trailers.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola have helped many to fulfill their desire to grow in knowledge and love of Jesus and so to follow him in greater freedom. Ignatius planned that the complete Exercises (sometimes offered as a 30-day silent retreat) also be offered as a retreat in everyday life, extended over six months or more. In following this form, the retreatant meets with an individual director weekly and prays an hour and a half daily. Doing the Exercises entails a serious commitment of both time and energy and is appropriate for those already cultivating a generous life of prayer and in regular spiritual direction. If you have an interest in doing the complete Spiritual Exercises in everyday life, our staff would be happy to help you to discern the Spirit’s call and will recommend a director when that is timely. Please contact Fr. Tom Carroll (tcarroll@jrclosaltos.org) at The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos for more information.


Marriage Matters to Kids! Proposition 8 forced us to confront important questions, that retain their importance even though the election is over.

What is the meaning of Marriage?
Do Children have a fundamental right to a Mother and a Father?
Do Mothers matter? Do Fathers matter?
Does natural marriage benefit society?
If so, what are the dangers of redefining marriage?
What about equality, and the dignity of the homosexual person?

Watch the video below, and listen to Catholic bishops and priests, (including a charming episode with SSPP’s own Fr. Armand Oliveri!) marriage counselors, lawyers, and people just like you, describe what marriage means and why we are called to protect it.

 


Help the Elderly! Some of our wonderful older parishioners are now in convalescent hospitals. They would love to have visitors! If you would like to be a part of this important and rewarding ministry, or if you know of a person who might like a visit, please call Gibbons at 421-0809, or email to gibbons@salesiansspp.org

Holy Name Society: The Holy Name Society is a worldwide organization of Catholic men that was founded more than 700 years ago. Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, a monthly Society Mass and various good works are the HNS mission. For more information about the HNS, please email to stppholyname@sbcglobal.net

Latin Mass: On every first Sunday of the month at 11:45 the Mass will be celebrated in Latin, with Gregorian Chant. For an English/Latin Mass guide, click here.Tell your friends!

Vatican YouTube Channel: Did you know the Vatican has it's own YouTube Channel, with lots of important video? Neither did I, but they do. Go here. It's updated regularly.

Very cool Vatican resource: Clerus.org, the Congregation for the Clergy at the Holy See has a great new website called "Bibliaclerus." From the homepage: "This program offers Sacred Scripture, its interpretation in light of Sacred Tradition and the teachings of the Magisterium, with appropriate theological commentary and exegesis."

Travelling? Find a Mass anywhere in the world. Visit Masstimes.

Compendium of the Catechism: The Vatican has a great new online resource. It is the "Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church." You can check it out here.

Catholic Search Engine: There is a nice new Catholic search engine out there in cyberspace. It is www.mycatholic.com. It has a built in Google search engine, links to top news stories, links to Catholic news agencies, plus lots of liturgical info updated daily. Check it out!


Catholic Radio: Immaculate Heart Radio’s newest station is in the Bay Area! It’s 1260 on your AM dial. Tune in to hear the best of Catholic Radio, or you can listen online by going here.


And Catholic TV! Visit EWTN for just about everything Catholic. Click on the logo at right.


 

Catholics for the Common Good:

One of our most effective pro-life & social justice groups is Catholics for the Common Good. To learn more, click on the logo at right.


   Prayer for our Men and Women In Military Service

O Prince of Peace, we humbly ask Your protection for all our men and women in military service. Give them unflinching courage to defend with honor, dignity and devotion the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil. Guard our churches, our homes, our schools, our hospitals, our factories, our buildings and all those within from harm and peril. Protect our land and its peoples from enemies within and without. Grant an early peace with victory founded upon justice. Instill in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere a firm purpose to live forever in peace and good will toward all. Amen.

Please pray for:

Jean Berres, Sr. Paula Wong, Suzanne, Aibee Mae Cua, Lawrence Render, Elicia Alla Scully, Domenico Federico, Agnes, W. Woo, Don Baylor, Henrietta Heir, Linda Dow, Kathy, Ron Tamm, Rodney Corsiglia, Phyllis Libatique, Dan, Diana Pacini, Yvonne, Jason Pimental, Eva Pepin, Annette Ward, Catherine De Luca, Gene, Pina, Ali Mae, Bill Henderson, Brigid Reginato, Mark Carico, Tina, Diane, Jean A. Massey, Peter P. English, Robert Elliot, George Wassmer, Totoy Aquino, Emily Lee, Carlos Galarrita, Jo Fernan, Al Moresi, Eleanor Dito, Lacey Sikora, Enrico, Betsy Goodwill, Archie Lotto & Mina Elie, Frances Marie Padilla, Kay, Ray & Tina Bianchini, Victor Lampe, Virginia Dunwell, Jean Patanè, Maria Groppi, Dee Massa, Chris Denny, Jerry Bini, Jr., Esther Castagnola, Valeria Brown, Beverly Kies, Martin Lamkin, Aloma Dawson, Special Intention, For our people in the Armed Forces, Irene Enriquez, Teresita Uy, Marilyn Marano, Frances Peters, Nancy Baccei, Anne & Walter, Ron & Jeanie, Necy Ago, Dr. Lorraine Sibley, Scott Bartlett, Gerrie Davis, Janet Johnston, Bill Sckzraybalo, Fred Hankinson, Jim Hutelmyer, Peter, Connie Heinze, Christopher Snook, Mike Sosa, James Horan, Loretta Tribulato, Rolando Rodriguez, Jiovanni, Edna Tavares, Pat May, Susanna, Rachel, Bob, Monchie Mariano, Nick Nessix, Gilberto Potoy, Mrs. Blanco, Rachel Pozivenec, Andrew Schott, Cheryl Thomas, Walter Anthony Merlino, Mary Ann Hulett, The Olsen Family, Bob McPhail, Charles Gibbs, Gary, Sr. Gil Lewis, Ken Beckingham, Alexis Ordona, Mary Drayton, Jody Hamilton, An ill parishioner, Virgil & Marcheta Pletcher, Tarooj Maaref, Evangeline Abriam, Ramon Fernan, James Swett, Jacqueline B, Bradley Scott, Lenny and her baby, Bert Simonian, Joanne Hesbett, Lorenzo Simi, Dolores Bossler, Alicia Jimenez, John Smith, Edmond Segrove, Juanita Estrellas, Marco Cuneo, Carol A. Garcia, Loretta, Smitin Mehta, Ann Murphy, Edwin Hickman, Barbara & Susan, Steven Lo Sasso, Ray Craine, Joephine Marie Barasse, John & Frances Capardo, Donna Rosinia, Phillip Kuykendall, Ronald Clifford Miller, Marcheta and Virgil Pletcher, Katushka Fischmann, Catherine Lehman, Elva Guanill, Susie Bruzzone, Lea Barbano, Lars Ullrich, Maria Groppi, Bill Schepani, Saul Ramirez, Diane Smith, Christiana Tran, Carl Zapp, Vincent Buckley, Ms. Colby, Christine Picazo, Joel Rivera, Janet & Thomas Luke, Lusida and her Family, Juner Valencia, Kelsea & London, Frank Cresci, Jenevieve, Jennifer Rosko, Irma Cortes, Maryam (for work), Ernie Bristol, Brad A. Casey, Healing Juanita Estrella, a parishioner with a special need, Albert J. Sievers, Betty Baltazar, Tom Berrian, Sr. Erena Vasquez, Sean Mase, Barbara Wolf, Maria Christine Barden, John Daly, Joann Montalbo, Barbara Conlon and Family, Jeanne Roselli, Rich Mayo, Claire Tilton, Zack, Anthony Matthew Bruno, Candice Hamilton, Lee Goodin, Denise Rojas, Evelyn Zappia, Steve Benjamin, Damir Shalako, Jojie Sterman, Greg Lathrop, Chastidy Ronan, Bowen Xie, Maria Salas, Leila, Intention Mrs. Dillon, Intention Olena Kollivan, Intention John Lambert, Alba Bandini, Jim H., Ursula McClure, Charlize Warren, Safety for Fledderb Bryan, Mary Tripoli, all the homeless & mentally ill of the neighborhood, & all parishioners in hospitals & nursing homes.

To have an intention included, please call 421-0809. 

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday

20

The 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday

21

Pius X; Pope

Tuesday 22 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday

23

Rose of Lima; Martyr

Thursday

24

Bartholomew; Apostle

Friday

25

Louis; Joseph Calasanz; Priest

Saturday 26

The Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday

27

The 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Shortfall:  
$1,163.
Second Collection (Mission Appeal):  
$5,680.

Thank You! Your parish needs and appreciates your continued support!

 

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