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October 5, 2008

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time


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Isaiah 5: 1-7; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21: 33-43. Today’s first reading tells of God’s generosity toward the Israelites, and how they repeatedly wasted his blessings. In the second reading, Paul gives encouragement to the Philippians to put their trust in Jesus. The Gospel shows that judgment will be severe for those who reject God’s Son and misuse his blessings

 


Domenica 27A Del Tempo Ordinario

Le provvidenze che Dio ha messo in atto per il suo popolo si allungano nei secoli e si distendono in una scala assai vasta, ma anche la delusione ha la sua parte e i castighi una funzione. Consola le certezza che la preghiera nel nome di Gesù sarà ascoltata. Che non avvenga che meritiamo la punizione inflitta ai vignaioli per la loro infedeltà.

 


From the Pastor's Desk

   

Today’s readings remind us that there’s a grape harvest going on in Northern California. The soft fall breezes are redolent of the scent of ripe grapes harvested. Yet I remember a wine tour that spoke of long hours, hard work, and rattlesnakes. And the noise: tape recordings of the cries of hawks and shotgun blasts that drive the birds from doing their own harvest, and the sound of propeller props that keep the chilly autumn air moving. There’s hardly any of the romantic mood of the Napa wine train in the hard work of harvesting and making a living.

Isaiah and Matthew’s parables of the vineyards and the wicked tenants are not so romantic either.

Isaiah speaks of bitter disappointment for the hard work of clearing the land of stones, planting the choicest vines, protecting the vineyard with watch towers and preparing the wine press, yet harvesting wild and puny grapes. The vineyard, after so much effort, is more valuable as sheep pasture, trampled, overgrown with thorns and briers, parched and lifeless.

Matthew’s parable is downright violent. The season of fruits, (“vintage time” as it is called in our translation) is ready and the property owner sent his representatives to collect his harvest, but they are kidnapped, mugged, killed, and stoned. A second, larger group is sent and they too are seized, beat up, stoned, and killed. He sends his only son who is brutally taken, dragged outside the vineyard and murdered.

But, out of the violence, we should see the continued patience of the property owner. Three times he tries to get the wicked tenants to change their ways. Three times they abuse and kill his representatives. This parable of Jesus becomes in Matthew’s gospel a miniature of the story of salvation. The first leasing of the vineyard stands for Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). The slaves sent to collect the harvest results are the prophets. The man’s only son is, of course, Jesus himself. And the second leasing of the vineyard is to the new Christian community.

This is no romantic allegory, but a reminder that just as the vineyard is taken away from the original tenants, the Kingdom of God can be taken away from us. It is a sober thought during the fall harvest time.

–Fr. John Itzaina, SDB


Particular Items

 

Second Collection: This week’s second collection will be for our Archdiocesan Appeal.


Madonna del Lume: Today we will celebrate the Madonna del Lume Mass at 11:45 AM, followed by the procession from the church to Fisherman’s Wharf for the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet. A family dinner/dance follows at the Argonaut Hotel.

Update: Here's a slideshow of the event, photos courtesy of Biron. All his photos can be seen here.


Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club Awards Night: The SBGC will have its annual “Awards Nights” on Monday and Tuesday at 7PM, in the gym. Monday will be for boys, Tuesday for girls.

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.

Mille Grazie! To all who donated blood on September14. We had 19 donors—our best showing since 2005!

More Mille Grazie! On Monday September 29 the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society served 95 men and women from the neighborhood chicken picante, three types of pasta, ceasar salads and desserts. Thanks to all who contributed and helped serve or cook this hearty meal. Why not join St. Vincent de Paul yourself? A great way to meet people and find the face of Christ in the poor. For more information, contact the parish rectory or write to SVdePaul2006@yahoo.com Thanks!

Columbus Day Mass Change: As usual the Columbus Day Mass Schedule is a little different. The 10:00 Mass will be the Columbus Day Mass, and will be in English. The Chinese/English Mass will not be celebrated this week. AM.

Catechism Teachers Needed! If anyone is interested in teaching religion to our CCD students, please contact Sister Kathleen at 421-7354 or Gibbons at 421-0809. This important ministry meets every Sunday from 10 to 11 AM. “But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach?” –Romans 10:14

Senior Citizens Group: With summer over, the seniors are meeting again every Tuesday at 12:30 PM, in the parish center. To find out more about what they do, contact the parish office at 415-421-0809.

Columbus Day Bazaar: It’s almost here!!! This year’s bazaar, the major yearly fundraiser for the church and school, will be held October 11 & 12. Food, fun, beer,, music, games, the Italian dinner and the raffle! Raffle tickets and tickets to the Italian Dinner are available in the bookstore now!


Choose Life! "Marriage comes from the loving hand of God, who fashioned both male and female in the divine image. Marriage is both a natural institution and a sacred union because it is rooted in the divineplan for creation. The Church teaches that the valid marriage of baptized Christians is a sacrament—a saving reality. Jesus Christ made marriage a symbol of his love for his Church. This means that a sacramental marriage lets the world see, in human terms, something of the faithful, creative, abundant, and selfemptying love of Christ. A true marriage in the Lord with his grace will bring the spouses to holiness. Their love, manifested in fidelity, passion, fertility, generosity, sacrifice, forgiveness, and healing, makes known God's love in their family, communities, and society. This Christian meaning confirms and strengthens the human value of a marital union." -Bishop Gerlad Barnes, San Bermnardino, CA.


Troubled Marriage? It’s not unheard of! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 17-19 call (415) 893-1005 or email: SF@Retrouvaille.org or visit the web site at www.Retrouvaille.org

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

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.

Bishops and other religious leaders from across the country join our California bishops in defense of marriage:

Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld & Bishop William Murphy Defend Marriage: "We now confront a demand that same sex unions be classified as marriage. Advocates of this position argue that to do otherwise is to engage in a form of discrimination against homosexuals. We recognize that all persons share equally in the dignity of human nature and are entitled to have that human dignity protected, but this does not justify the creation of a new definition for a term whose traditional meaning is of critical importance to the furtherance of a fundamental societal interest.

God’s design for the continuance of human life, as seen in the natural order, as well as in the Bible (Gen. 1-3), clearly revolves around the union of male and female, first as husband and wife, and then as parents. A unique goal of marriage, which is reproduction and the raising of families, exists apart from that of same sex unions, which cannot equally participate in this essential function. While others may claim the right to establish private relationships between persons of the same gender that simulate marriage, the legal classification of such relationships as marriage dilutes the special standing of marriage between a man and a woman. Since the future of every society depends upon its ability to reproduce itself according to this natural order and to have its young people reared in a stable environment, it is the duty of the state to protect the traditional place of marriage and the family for the good of society."

Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, Rabbi of Young Israel Synagogue, Kew Gardens Hills, New York.
Bishop William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre
and members of the Consultation of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America

The full statement is here.


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


The Holy Father Defends Marriage: "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.


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).

Last week’s questions: Do we know what Paul looks like? His Roman name, Paul, means “little”. A secular and unflattering tradition has it that he was bowlegged and short, eyebrows that met over his nose, but strongly built. Again this is tradition, because the Bible says nothing about his appearance since God focused more on his spiritual condition, in which Paul was a giant. However, in 2 Corinthians 10:10 it says “For someone will say “His letters are severe and forceful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.”

Next week’s question: What personal infirmity does St. Paul refer to in his own writings?


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:

Amira Atallah: Parishioners at the Sunday 5:00 PM Mass (where she is an altar server) and the daily 7:30 AM, (where she frequently serves as a lector) will certainly recognize Amira. She is a wonderful lector with a rich resonant voice, and a great respect for the scripture. Amira is a graduate of our RCIA program, and she married her husband Joe Healy over at St. Francis of Assisi Church in 2005. Every Saturday you will find Amira down at the farmer’s market, helping her parents (they own a farm), and she also volunteers once per month at St. Anthony’s Dining Room.

Amira works as a CPA. But even at tax time (or maybe especially at tax time!) you’ll see her faithfully at the daily Mass. God Bless her!

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.

 


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, Mary Ann Hulett, The Olsen Family, Bob, McPhail, Charles Gibbs, Jane Tift, Sr. Fernanda Rossi, Ken Beckingham, 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

05

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday

06

Bruno; Priest, Bl Marie-Rose Durocher; Virgin

Tuesday

07

Our Lady of the Rosary

Wed-Fri

08-10

Weekdays in Ordinary Time

Saturday

11

Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday

12

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Retreat Offerings

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

Last week's results of your faithful and generous stewardship:

First Collection:

$3,235.

Second Collection:

$783.

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

 

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