Saints Peter & Paul Parish
Weekly Bulletin

August 17, 2008

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Romans 11: 13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15: 21-28. In the first reading, the prophet Isaiah tells us that all people are included in God’s plan of salvation. In Paul’s letter, he teaches that salvation through Jesus is available to both Jews and Gentiles, for the Father is merciful to all who believe. In the Gospel, Jesus grants a healing miracle to the daughter of a Canaanite woman, a Gentile.

 


Domenica 20A Del Tempo Ordinario

 

Chiunque riconosce Dio come Creatore e Giudice, practica la giustizia e manifesta la sua fede è salvato. Chi si rivolge al Signore con umiltà, è ascoltato. Il mistero della chiamata universale alla salvezza impegna il credente a celebrarla con il culto, a proclamarla davanti agli uomini e a darne testimonianza con la propria vita.

 


From the Pastor's Desk

   

The other day someone called me from CBS news regarding Saints Peter and Paul Church’s role in the sanctuary movement in San Francisco. We have a very beautiful sanctuary, an altar area of our church with its priceless marble cupola and altar weighing over 125 tons; but I don’t think the reporter was talking about architecture. She was talking about the role our church of Saints Peter and Paul and the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco regarding immigrants without documents and their protection from deportation and exploitation. It is a legal issue complicated by prejudice, hatred, fear, and sometimes rightful indignation, against those who have no legal status in our society.

It wasn’t a year after the Salesian priests and brothers came to North Beach and to Saints Peter and Paul that the Salesians started “Americanization” classes for the Italian immigrants. Saints Peter and Paul Church, Chronicles of the “Italian Cathedral” of the West, 1884-1984, by Beccari, Scarpaci, and Zavattaro, recounts the story of an Irish Salesian who arrived in 1898:

Father Redahan began Americanization classes for the immigrants and English classes for the working people. He helped to straighten out passport problems and prepared many of the Italians for citizenship. These classes were the first of their kind in the city and perhaps in the state…Saints Peter and Paul Church’s understanding of its role to initiate the process of security for the immigrant created a landmark in community outreach (p. 38).

The Sunday readings this week are about acceptance of strangers, foreigners, those who don’t belong. Throughout all of the gospels, it is only the Canaanite woman, who gets the best of Jesus. Her insistence, her wit, and her love stand in contrast to the disciples who want Jesus to “send her away,” and to Jesus who ignores and refers to this women with a sick child as a “dog.” Her “great faith” forces Jesus to include her and her child in the new kingdom of healing and forgiveness.

The “sanctuary movement” in San Francisco is more of a symbolic protest of current Federal and State laws than a humanitarian gesture of charity towards the undocumented. It’s going to take a lot more than symbolic gestures; it will take many more Canaanite women with persistent and welcoming love, refusing to take “no” or “get outa here” for answers to come to a just solution to the question of illegal immigration.

–Fr. John Itzaina


Particular Items

Second Collection: This week’s second collection will be for our retired unsalaried Salesians.

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. The parking lot will be open. Come join us is spending some time with our Lord! Bible study will follow in the rectory. Parking will be available.


Madonna della Guardia: The feast of the Madonna della Guardia will be celebrated on Sunday, August 24 at 11:45 AM. The Mass will be followed by a luncheon for members in the cafteria. If you are off Genovese descent and are interested in joining the society, call Rose at 921-4356 for more info.


Holy Name Bingo: Get Ready for Holy Name Society’s Annual Champagne Bingo! This event is the sole yearly fundraiser for the HNS, and supports all their good works. The event will take place Sunday, September 21, from 1-5 PM in the gym. Tickets are $17.00, and must be purchased in advance. Champagne, Hot Lunch, Free Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Tickets! No children, please. For reservations call: 885-0567, or purchase tickets at the church office: 421-0809.

Choose Life: Support Proposition 8: The California Conference of Catholic Bishops have released their statement on Proposition 8, the Defense of Marriage initiative. The entire statement can be found on the tables in the back of the church. The Bishops close by saying: “...as citizens of California, we need to avail ourselves of the opportunity to overturn this ruling by the California Supreme Court. On the November general election ballot, there will be Proposition 8 which reads: ‘Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.’ That language simply affirms the historic, logical and reasonable definition of marriage—and does not remove any benefits from other contractual arrangements. And finally, we strongly encourage Catholics to provide both the financial support and the volunteer efforts needed for the passage of Proposition 8. And—please exercise your citizenship and vote in November.” And support is needed. At their Aug. 2 fundraiser, “Equality California,” the major backer of same-sex “marriage,” raked in more than $2.2 million, including from donors such as Wells Fargo Bank, the California Teachers Union, the Service Employees International Union, and AT&T. And of course PG&E gave $250,000. The Defense of Marriage side doesn’t have big corporate donors like that, only average people. But there are a lot of us. If you’d like to help, there are donation forms in the back of the church. You can also download a donation form here. To volunteer go here.

 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal: We are at 45% of our 2008 goal of $68,800. We thanks all those who have given, and we ask those who have not, if you can please help. If we don’t make our goal, the Archdiocese takes the remainder from our other funds.

Legion of Mary: Are you interested in deepening your devotion to Our Lady? To find out about the Legion, call 415-421-0809 or email ryu@cacremco.com


40th Anniversary of "Humanae Vitae": This is the 40th Anniversary of dear Pope Paul's Encyclical Humanae Vitae. From a fine article in "First Things":

"That Humanae Vitae and related Catholic teachings about sexual morality are laughingstocks in all the best places is not exactly news. Even in the benighted precincts of believers, where information from the outside world is known to travel exceedingly slowly, everybody grasps that this is one doctrine the world loves to hate. During Benedict XVI’s April visit to the United States, hardly a story in the secular press failed to mention the teachings of Humanae Vitae, usually alongside adjectives like “divisive” and “controversial” and “outdated . . . . Four decades later, not only have the document’s signature predictions been ratified in empirical force, but they have been ratified as few predictions ever are: in ways its authors could not possibly have foreseen, including by information that did not exist when the document was written, by scholars and others with no interest whatever in its teaching, and indeed even inadvertently, and in more ways than one, by many proud public adversaries of the Church.


Bishop Wenski Defends Marriage: “The imposition by judicial fiat of same-sex marriage on the citizens of California has reminded us that society’s culture wars are far from over...In the culture wars, the two sides are fighting about the understanding of man and his relationship to truth and reality. One side – and today “gay marriage” is its poster child – holds that anyone can essentially create his or her own reality. This side holds for a radical autonomy by which truth is determined not by the nature of things, but by one’s own individual will. The other side holds men and women are not self-creators but creatures. Truth is not constructed, but received and thus must reflect the reality of things. Or, as the Book of Genesis says: ‘Male and female, He (God) created them.’” (Gn 1:27). –Bishop Thomas Wenski, Diocese of Orlando, Florida


Bishop Vigneron Defends Marriage: “Marriage is a reality authored by God in his very act of creating the human race. According to his irrevocable plan, the marriage relationship is only possible between one man and one woman. The purposes of this relationship are (1) the mutual loving support of husband and wife and (2) their loving service of life by bringing children into the world and raising them to be virtuous and productive. The experience of history – both ancient and in our own time – has taught us that no government has the power to change the order which God has inscribed in our nature . . In regard to the short term: As faithful citizens Catholics are called to bring our laws regarding marriage into conformity with what we know about the nature of marriage. In the long term: If such efforts fail, our way of life will become counter-cultural, always a difficult situation for Christians -- one our forebears faced in many ages past, one that the Lord himself predicted for us.” –Bishop Allen Vigneron, Diocese of Oakland, May 16, 2008.


Archbishop Niederauer Defends Marriage: “In regard to this decision of the court, the Catholic Bishops of California have said that “Catholic teaching maintains that marriage is a faithful, exclusive and lifelong union between one man and one woman joined in an intimate partnership of life and love-a union instituted by God for the mutual fulfillment of the husband and wife as well as for the procreation and education of children.” This teaching of the Church follows forth from the teaching of Jesus Christ: “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female' and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” (Matthew 19: 4-5) At a moment in our society when we need to reinforce the strength of marriage and family this decision of the Supreme Court takes California in the opposite direction.” -His Excellency George Niederauer, Archbishop of San Francisco.


Year of Paul! Pope Benedict has called us to the “Year of Paul” celebrating the 2000th Anniversary of his birth. At SS Peter and Paul we hope to learn more about St. Paul by offering trivia questions in the Bulletin on a weekly basis (hopefully).

Answers to last week’s questions: 1)What do we learn from Paul’s letters? Paul’s letters tell us a lot about the formation of the Christian communities. There is an urgency in his letters perhaps because he was convinced that Jesus would return soon. We see through his letters how the first Christians came to believe in Jesus and what it meant for them 2) How can we view Paul’s letters in the formation of Christianity? We can see how the early Christian communities started. If we think of Pentecost as the birth of the church, then we can view Paul’s letters as the Christian Church taking its first steps.

This week’s questions: 1) When was Paul first called “Apostle to the Gentiles? 2) In which language did Paul write his Epistles?


Ambassadors for Christ

The Holy Father has declared 2008-2009 to be the Commemoration of the Anniversary of the birth of St. Paul, the co-patron of our parish. As we all know, Paul was the “Apostle to the Gentiles.” In keeping with this, we will highlight members of our parish family who are “Ambassadors for Christ.” Today, we profile:

Kimchen Chan-Lai. Kim was born in Hong Kong and has been attending Mass daily at Saints Peter and Paul since 1977. She has one son (who has gone home to the Lord) and one daughter, who lives in San Francisco.

If you attend the 7:30 AM Masses, you know Kim. She has attended that Mass for many years. Kim is another Salesian retiree—that means she always works! She helps get the church ready every morning and helps to take care of the candles, keeps things clean, and always helps with the collection. Kim is very active in the Chinese Apostolate as well: she is a Salesian Cooperator and visits the elderly when necessary. God Bless her!

Left: Kim and Fr. Malloy

 To see all members of the parish profiled as "Ambassadors for Christ," go here.


New “Intentions” book: Each week we will pray for those intentions that are placed in our prayer book at the entrance to the church. As you enter the church, please write your intention in the book and it will be placed on the ambo and remembered during the Prayers of the Faithful. These prayers can be for the living, dead, sick or healthy or whatever intention is held steadfast in your heart.

Salesian Sisters Centennial Celebration: As we prepare for the Sisters Centennial, we also look back: St. John Bosco (Don Bosco), was born in Becci, Italy. With the help of his pious Mother, he was able to follow his vocation of becoming a priest. His desire was always to work with boys and lead them to God. After a series of ministries, he was able to work with some street boys who were troublesome to the town: orphans, jobless and ignorant. He began working with these boys by giving them religion lessons. St. John Bosco was very successful with the strategy of: play and pray. But Our Blessed Lady was not going to let Don Bosco get comfortable with the boys. She continually urged him to do something for the girls. It was Father Pesterino, the Parish priest of Mornese, who eventually lead Don Bosco to Mornese and Mary Mazzarello. There, in Mornese, Don Bosco found what he was looking for, someone to carry on his work and ideas and methods, with the girls. He could rest at peace, now, he was finally fulfilling Mary’s request.

More about the Salesian Sisters Centennial Celebration: To learn more about the Sisters and the Centennial celebration, go to our "Sisters Centennial" page. And if anyone has any info our photos they'd like to share, please feel free to send!

Chinese/ English Mass: Not everybody knows that at our 10:15 Chinese Mass on Sundays, Fr. Andrew has introduced some English. There’s also some Latin and Greek (sometimes) plus an excellent choir. If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself to check it out!

World Day of Prayer for Vocations: May 13, Good Shepherd Sunday, was also designated by our dear Pope Paul VI as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Let’s join the Universal Church as we pray that all people be open to God’s call and accept the gift he offers us! The video below is "Fishers of Men" from the Vocations Office of the USCCB. It is well worth watching! Please share it with any young men you know who may be thinking about a vocation to the priesthood.

 


More Choose Life! As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable. Among these the following emerge clearly today:

- protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception until natural death;

- recognition and promotion of the natural structure of the family - as a union between a man and a woman based on marriage - and its defence from attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different forms of union which in reality harm it and contribute to its destabilization, obscuring its particular character and its irreplaceable social role;

- the protection of the right of parents to educate their children. -Benedict XVI; Address to the Members of the European People's Party, March 30, 2006.


Young Adult Group Get Together: The Pasta Pomodor dinner was a big success! The Saints Peter and Paul Young Adult Group is for folks aged 25-40. Please email stpeter_paul_singles@hotmail.com for more information.

Stress in your Marriage? It’s not unheard of. Retrovaille (pronounced “retrovi”) is a program, Catholic in origin, designed to help married couples rediscover one another and their life together. It has helped thousands of married couples. For more info, call 415-893-1005 or email Sf@retroca.com or visit www.Retrouvaille.org.


More Choose Life! Many times we have asked if California voters were having second thoughts about spending $3 billion + for immoral embryonic stem cell research, which has yet to show a single cure, while adult stem cells are curing people left and right.

The experts have finally caught up with the Church’s teaching on embryonic stem-cell research: “When I saw the embryo [through a microscope at a friend’s fertility clinic], I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters. I thought, we can’t keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way.” –Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, pioneer in reprogramming adult cells to behave as embryonic stem cells, quoted in the NY Times, Dec. 11, 2007.

“If human embryonic stem-cell research does not make you at least a little bit uncomfortable, you have not thought about it enough.” Dr. James A. Thomson, the first to isolate stem cells from human embryos in 1998, who also has found a way to reprogram adult cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, quoted in NY Times, Nov. 22, 2007


Choose Life! Thanks to all who attended this year’s Walk for Life and Adoration for Life this past weekend. Special thanks to: our good Pastor Fr. John, who led us, to the 260 young people, from as far away as New Mexico, Washington, and Oregon who stayed at our facility, and treated the facility with respect, and to the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club who made the club available to two groups from Placerville and Sonora. Also special thanks go to a parishioner (she knows who she is) who volunteered to stay with our Blessed Lord from 2-5AM,when the church is practically empty, and to our dear Aurora Piazza who came in and donated her time on Saturday, so that the regular secretary could attend the Walk.

Here's a video of the event which also shows SS. Peter and Paul. 

Click on the Walk for Life logo at left to go their page which has links to dozens of media sites covering the walk. We've got some photo's on our pro-life page also.

 


Columbus Day Bazaar Photos! We have some photos of the 2007 Bazaar posted here. Feel free to send in any pictures you want to share.

Don Bosco DVD! We have copies of the “Saint John Bosco: Mission to Love” DVD on sale in the bookstore now. Other great new DVDs are in as well!

The Fifteenth Crimson Lily is a new book by Tom Layton depicting the life of Saint Maria Goretti as if she was living in San Francisco and a parishioner of Saints Peter and Paul. The book includes scenes featuring Fr. Malloy and Fr. Oliveri, and is for sale in the bookstore. Come in and check it out.

RCIA: Religious Education for adults. Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) will begin in September 2008. Meetings are on held Tuesdays, from 7:00 - 8:00 PM, in the parish center. This process is for those adults who are unbaptized, baptized in another Christian faith, baptized in the Catholic faith but have not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, Catholics who are seeking Confirmation, or Catholics who just want to update their faith. Please contact Janet Ross at 415-771-9130 or 415.955.3263 or janet.ross@gatx.com for more information.

Contemporary Choir: The Sunday 5:00 PM mass will feature contemporary music led by our Contemporary Choir and instrumentalists. We need more voices! If you enjoy singing contemporary music come join us. Call Charles at 415-421-0809. We rehearse before the 5:00 PM mass.

Fr. Malloy: He will still be preaching online. He has a new blogspot "A Shepherd's Voice..." at http://www.johnmalloysdb.blogspot.com/

Holy Land Pilgrimages: Please visit this link to find out about Pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Our friends over at St. Thomas More Church are affiliated with these pilgrimages.

Revitalize your Marriage! The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will be April 18-20. For more information call Paul or Yvonne at 650-366-7093 or go to www.sf.lovemoredeeply.org. “I place much of my hope for the future in Marriage Encounter.” –Pope John Paul II.

Attn: Salesian Graduates! We are looking for past pupils from Salesian Schools in the hope that we can expand our database. If you graduated from Saints Peter and Paul School, Corpus Christi School or Corralitos School, please e-mail your name, address, and telephone number to fmasuopr@aol.com. Look at the website and catch up with the Salesian Sisters. (www.salesiansisterswest.org). You are also welcome to contact us by telephone at (210) 431-4999.

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!


Neat Links:

The Holy Father (and his staff) have been busy lately:

For the Letter: "Responses To Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctine on the Church" click here.

For the: "Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI To The Bishops On The Occasion Of The Publication Of The Apostolic Letter MOTU PROPRIO DATA Summum Pontificum On The Use of The Roman Liturgy Prior To The Reform Of 1970" click here.

For an unofficial translation of the MOTU PROPIO, from the USCCB, click here.

Archived Bulletins: For past bulletins, click here.

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."

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.

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

Saint of the Day: Whose Feastday is it today? To find out, click here.

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


 

Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction? You are NOT alone and the Church has not abandoned you! Visit the COURAGE website. "COURAGE" is an apostolate of the Church that ministers to those struggling against this particular temptation. They have been endorsed by the Pontifical Council for the Family and our beloved John Paul II said of this ministry, "COURAGE is doing the work of God!"

In the Bay Area, call:

Fr. Emmerich Vogt (510) 596-1800,
Fr. Angel Jose de Heredia (650) 871-8944,
Fr. Mark Taheny (650) 588-1455

Struggling with Pornography Addiction? You also are not alone! Pornographic websites are by far the largest segment of the web.

A new Catholic apostolate, the Serenellians (www.pornnomore.com), is trying to help those caught in the grips of pornography addiction. The Serenellians get their name from Alessandro Serenelli, who killed St. Maria Goretti in a fit of lust and later repented.

“If a man so seemingly wicked, decadent and corrupt as Alessandro Serenelli can receive the fullness of conversion and salvation from Almighty God, then so can each and every like soul caught up in the snares of this insidious evil.”

You can visit their website by clicking on the logo to the left, and there is a good story about them on California Catholic Daily.


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!


 

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.

Volunteers Needed! Despite remarkable progress in the fight against cancer, many patient’s greatest challenge is a lack of transportation. The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteer drivers to take patients to and from their cancer treatments. Please call and help save a life: 1-800-227-2345.

 

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Many of you will remember the time when there were many religious vocations and a Catholic education was extraordinarily inexpensive. But all that has changed. Our school charges a tuition of $5,400—less than our neighboring Catholic Schools, and half of what a public school spends to educate a child. With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information,you can download a flyer here, or feel free to call Fr. Itzaina at 421-0809.

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@stspeterpaul.san-francisco.ca.us

Weekly Donation Envelopes: If you’d like a set of weekly donation envelopes, either come by the parish office or call 415-421-0809, and ask to speak to the secretary, and we will send them to you.

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

   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, Cindy Ford, 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, Bun Lee, Eleanor Dito, Lacey Sikora, Gina Crotti, Enrico, Betsy Goodwill, Kay Gibleski, Archie Lotto & Mina Elie, Rena Carniglia, Frances Marie Padilla, Kay, Alice Devine, Ray & Tina Bianchini, Victor Lampe, Pat Luddington, Virginia Dunwell, Jean Patanè, Maria Groppi, Dee Massa, Chris Denny, Jerry Bini, Jr., Francis Mahoney, Esther Castagnola, Valeria Brown, Beverly Kies, Robert & Judy Seefeldt, Martin Lamkin, Aloma Dawson, Richard Jew, Special Intention, For our people in the Armed Forces, Irene Enriquez, Teresita Uy, Marilyn Marano, Frances Peters, Nancy Baccei, Anne & Walter, Ron & Jeanie, Michael Lydon, Necy Ago, Dr. Lorraine Sibley, Keiran Murphy, Scott Bartlett, Gerrie Davis, Janet Johnston, Jason Holmes, Bill Sckzraybalo, Pastor Phil Busbee & Family, Fred Hankinson, Jim Hutelmyer, Peter, Connie Heinze, Christopher Snook, Mike Sosa, Pam Benitez, Loretta Tribulato, Rolando Rodriguez, Jiovanni, Edna Tavares, Pat May, Jesse Martinez, Susanna, Rachel, Bob, Monchie Mariano, Rose Cresci, Nick Nessix, Gilberto Potoy, Mrs. Blanco, Rachel Pozivenec, Andrew Schott, Cheryl Thomas, David St. John, Le Anna Mossi, Walter Anthony Merlino, Charles Gibbs, Jane Tift, Jeanette Hall, Sr. Fernanda Rossi, 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

17

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday

18

Jane Frances de Chantal

Tuesday

19

John Eudes; Priest

Wednesday

20

Bernard; Abbot, Doctor

Thursday

21

Pius X: Pope

Friday

22

Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday

23

Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday

24

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Retreat Offerings

Vallombrosa Center—Menlo Park
http://www.vallombrosa.org/

Your sacrificial offerings for last week:

Saints Peter and Paul:

$3,140.

Second Collection (AAA):

$508.

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

 

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