September 2, 2012
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21b-22,27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. Deuteronomy tells of Moses exhorting the people of Israel to keep the Commandments, that they may prosper in the Promised Land. The second reading reminds us that God is the giver of every good gift. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches that it is the wicked desires of the human heart that can lead a person to do evil and be corrupt.
Domenico 22A Del Tempo Ordinario
La legge di Dio e la sua parola devono essere iscritte nel cuore, do dove escono i desideri cattivi, le intenzioi perverse, l’odio e la cupidigia, che rendono impuri. Il criterio ultimo della giusta osservanza della legge di Dio é la carità nei riguardi del prossimo, che prova l’autenticità della partecipazione all’eucarestia, sacramento della carità.
From the Pastor's Computer
Maria Rose Santone – Chloe Lee
Emerson Canilao & Maria Capule
Thomas Truoc V. Le – Gloria Hietz
Archived Bulletins: For our archived online bulletins, go here.
Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Adoration is followed by scripture study, at 8PM, in the rectory. Parking available.
Mille Grazie! To the devotees of Madonna della Guardia, who made a nice donation of $1500 to the church on the occasion of the Madonna’s feast. Madonna della Guardia, pray for us!
Honor Sister Celine! Our dear Sr. Celine Lomeli, FMA will celebrate her 40th Anniversary as a Salesian Sister on September 9 at the 8:45 AM Mass! Bless you Sister Celine, and thank you for all you have done for the people of God!
Religious Education for Adults (RCIA): This year’s RCIA will be held every Tuesday, beginning September 13, at 6:30 PM in the rectory. If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or “catching up” on First Communion and/or Confirmation, or you know someone who is, please contact Janet Ross at 771-9130, or email to email@example.com
Be Their Voice! Walk for India’s Missing Girls: One of the greatest tragedies on earth is the abortion and infanticide of baby girls around the world, and one of the most afflicted places is India. An Indian-American filmmaker, Nyna Pais-Caputi is raising awareness of this issue. (One of Mrs. Caputi’s children was baptized right here at SSPP). This year she leads the Third Annual Walk for India’s Missing Girls on Saturday, September 15, at 11:00 AM at San Francisco’s City Hall. Visit www.petalsinthedust.com for more information.
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 16, from 1-5 PM, in the gym. Tickets are $20.00, and must be purchased in advance (deadline September 11). Champagne, Hot Lunch, Free Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Tickets! No children, please. For reservations call: 408-504-4408 or 421-2441, or purchase tickets at the church office: 421-0809.
Salesian School Reunion: Save the Date! CLASS OF 1962 STS. PETER & PAUL GRAMMAR SCHOOL 50TH REUNION: Saturday evening, September 22, 2012 at the Italian Athletic Club. For details or if you know of anyone who graduated with us, please contact: Edie Garaventa Pignati firstname.lastname@example.org, Franca Ghiglieri Marchetti email@example.com, or Maria Zarich Antonini firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese Apostolate 40th Anniversary! The Apostolate will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary Mass on September 23. To download a flyer for the event, go here. Mass will be followed by a luncheon at the Far East Cafe on Grant Avenue. Tickets are $25, and are available in the Church Bookstore.
Religious Education for Youth (CCD) 2012-2013: This year’s CCD will begin on Sunday, September 23. The CCD serves children from kindergarten through high school. Classes are from 9:45 11:00 AM on Sundays, beginning right after the 8:45 AM Mass. Student’s meet downstairs in the Pre-K classroom. Registration forms are available in the church office.
Save the Date: Rosary Rally! The Second Annual Family Rosary Crusade will be held on Saturday, October, 13 at San Franciscos UN Plaza. Last years event drew 1,500 faithful Catholics, praying the Rosary and honoring our Blessed Mother. This year the day will begin with Mass at the Cathedral at the 9:30 AM, followed by a procession to the plaza. The MC will be Fr. Lawrence Goode, and speaker include Fr. Mark Mary, of EWTN, in English, and Fr. Moiss Agudo, pastor of St. Charles Borremeo and Spanish Ministry Vicar, in Spanish. For more info, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com/
SS. Peter and Paul School Alumni Association: The Saints Peter and Paul Past Pupil Association Homecoming will be on January 27, 2013 at the 1PM Mass, followed by reception in the parish hall. Please help us locate our past pupils! Visit our facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/SaintsPeterAndPaulSalesianSchoolAlumniAssociation and share it with your friends!
For more info email@example.com
Welcome, Archbishop Cordileone! Saints Peter and Paul parish welcomes our new Archbishop, Salvatore Joseph Cordileone! Bishop Cordileone, one of the youngest bishops in the United States (he is 56) comes to us from the Diocese of Oakland. Before that he served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. Bishop Cordileone serves as the as the chairman of the U.S. Bishops Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage. He will be installed as our new Archbishop on the Feast of St. Francis, October 4.
There is a Saints Peter and Paul connection also: his dad was baptized here in 1922, and the family lived over on Lombard Street. Our good outgoing Archbishop George Niederauer noted that Archbishop Cordileone "has many ties to the Church in San Francisco; indeed, his father was born here. In recent years, as we have served as brother bishops in the Bay Area and the Province of San Francisco, I have come to know him as an energetic, hard-working, prayerful and faith-filled shepherd to his people."
We welcome and we pray for Archbishop Cordileone, and we thank Archbishop Niederauer for all the service he has given to the people of God!
Update: As most people know Archbishop-designate Cordileone was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in San Diego early Saturday morning as he was driving his mother and a priest friend home from a party. He was found to have over the legal limit of blood alcohol. Officers on the scene described his demeanor as "calm," "amiable," and "somewhat apologetic" and said that "He said he'd been drinking. But he wasn't a stumbling, falling-down drunk." His Excellency was booked and released the following day. He issued the following statement on Monday:
"While visiting in San Diego this past weekend, I had dinner at the home of some friends along with a priest friend visiting from outside the country and my mother, who lives near San Diego State University. While driving my mother home, I passed through a DUI checkpoint the police had set up near the SDSU campus before I reached her home, and was found to be over the California legal blood alcohol level.
His Excellency in his own Words: Of course, the Archbishop has received intense press scrutiny, particularly over his defense of natural marriage. Here is an opportunity for you to hear the Archbishop in his own words. Immediately below is Archbishop Cordileone's introduction at a press conference at the cathedral. Following that is his explanation of the Church's teaching on Marriage. And after that is his radio interview on the "Reclaiming the Culture" show where he discusses the role of the Church in the public square.
The Archbishop's introductory press conference.
Archbishop Cordileone on "Marriage Matters to Kids"
Archbishop Cordileone on "The Call to Christian Conscience" (audio only).
For the Archbishop's August 26 interview on KCBS radio, click here.
Archbishop Niederauer's Letter Opposing Obama Administration's HHS Mandate: His Excellency has joined EVERY SINGLE BISHOP in the United States in opposing the HHS Mandate. Read his letter here.
The North Beach Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 10AM to 2PM on Powell between Union and Columbus. The growers are very nice to the Church, and big supporters of our dinners for the poor, so try and patronize them. And of course the produce is fantastic!
Great video: This year, our beloved Salesian Sisters (properly known as the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) celebrate the 140th Anniversary of their founding.. There is a new movie coming out about the formation of the daughters, and their founder, St. Mary Mazzarello. It's called, in English, "Main, the House of Happiness." ("Main," pronounced "my-ain", was the nickname of Mary Mozzarello). You can watch the trailer at left
For Greater Glory FOR GREATER GLORY is an action epic about the Cristeros War that follows the true life stories of many of those who became martyrs for the faith. This major motion picture, which stars Andy Garcia, Eduardo Verastegui, Eva Longoria, Ruben Blades, and Peter OToole opens June 1 in the U.S.
Archbishop Niedereaur gives the movie a thumbs up. The film is a depiction of the uprising against the Mexican government from 1926-1929, when anti-clerical legislation was enforced by the government in an attempt to secularize the country by stamping out the Catholic faith. Church property was seized, all foreign priests expelled, and the monasteries, convents and religious schools closed. In what became the Cristeros War, thousands of Mexican Catholics took up arms in revolt. They were known as the Cristeros and their motto was Viva Cristo Rey!
For more info, visit www.forgreaterglory.com
Becoming Towers of
Strength Project & Slideshow: It has cost
$2.5 million for our tower reinforcement and
restoration. In order to cover the cost, the parish had
to take out a loan of $1.8 million. Given the dangerous
condition of the towers, we had to move immediately to take
care of the problems even though we did not have sufficient
funds. By the end of this week every parishioner should have
received a brochure in the mail describing how you can help.
Please visit to see a slideshow depicting the dangerous situation and the
repairs made. You will find it eye-opening. There is also a
link on that page for online donations in support of the
project. Becoming Towers of Strength is the duty
of this generation of Saints Peter and Paul parishioners,
and it is really a project we can be proud of! You can donate to the restoration
project by clicking on the "Donate Now " button at left.
Select "Tower and Facade Reinforcement" from the "program
Designation" drop-down menu.
Pregnant? Need Help? Call 1-800-910-0191: Thats 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!
to see a slideshow depicting the dangerous situation and the repairs made. You will find it eye-opening. There is also a link on that page for online donations in support of the project. Becoming Towers of Strength is the duty of this generation of Saints Peter and Paul parishioners, and it is really a project we can be proud of!
Religious Education for Adults (RCIA): This years RCIA will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the rectory. If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or catching up on First Communion and/or Confirmation, or you know someone who is, please contact Janet Ross at 771-9130, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSPP School Accepting Students! Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School is currently accepting applications for Grades 1-8 . Please contact the school via email at email@example.com and/or call our office at 415 421-5219. We look forward to hearing from you.
Communion to the Sick & Homebound: 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 mens 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.
Legion of Mary: The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1921, and is now in most countries in the world. The Legions priority is the spiritual and social welfare of each person. Legionaries gather for prayer, and work together, in furtherance of parish goals. Our Legion of Mary is the Mary, Mother of Light praesidium, which meets every Tuesday evening in the rectory. For more infoemation, email Rosalina or call the parish office.
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.
Daily Rosary for Life at St. Francis: Our friends over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, at Columbus and Vallejo, now have a daily recitation of the Rosary in the Porziuncola Chapel at 4:30PM. The rosary asks Our Lady of the Angels to intercede so that all Catholic public officials will be or become authentically Pro-Life, embracing and promoting The Gospel of Life. Fr. Greg Coiro now directs the shrine, with daily Mass at 12:15 preceded by confession.
Mens Winter Coats Needed: We (or rather our homeless neighbors) are ALWAYS in dire need of winter coats for men. If you have a warm coat that you can donate, please bring it by the rectory.
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 Spirits call and will recommend a director when that is timely. Please contact Fr. Tom Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org) at The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos for more information.
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 $6,300less
than our neighboring Catholic Schools, and half of what a
public school spends to educate a child. With San
Franciscos 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. 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? Watch the video below, and listen to
Catholic bishops and priests, (including a charming episode
with SSPPs own Fr. Armand Oliveri!) marriage
counselors, lawyers, and people just like you, describe what
marriage means and why we are called to protect it. Visit
www.MarriageMattersToKids.org Click the arrow at lower left to
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?
Click the arrow at lower left to start.
Stress in your Marriage? Its 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.
Revitalize your Marriage! The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will be November 6-8. 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.
Chinese (Cantonese) Marriage Encounter - For more information please call Peter or Gloria Yee at 415-681-4921, or email email@example.com, or visit our web site www.camea.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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.
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
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.
Caritas in Veritate: Read or download the Holy Father's new encyclical "Charity in Truth" here.
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.
Saint of the Day: Whose Feastday is it today? To find out, click here.
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
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 Radios newest station is in the Bay Area!
Its 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. 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. Mark Taheny (415) 461-0704 Confidential Courage Hotline (650)
450-2286 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. 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. Catholics for the Common
Good: One of our most effective pro-life
& social justice groups is Catholics for the Common
To learn more,
click on the logo at right.
Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P. (415) 567-7824
And Catholic TV! Visit EWTN for just about everything Catholic. Click on the logo at right.
In the Bay Area, call:
Fr. Mark Taheny (415) 461-0704
Confidential Courage Hotline (650) 450-2286
Catholics for the Common Good:
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, Eleanor Dito, Lacey Sikora, Enrico, Betsy Goodwill, Kay Gibleski, Archie Lotto & Mina Elie, Rena Carniglia, Frances Marie Padilla, Kay, 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, 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, Pam Benitez, Loretta Tribulato, Rolando Rodriguez, Jiovanni, Edna Tavares, Pat May, Jesse Martinez, Susanna, Rachel, Bob, Monchie Mariano, 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, Gary, Sr. Gil Lewis, Ken Beckingham, Alexis Ordona, Mary Drayton, Jody Hamilton, An ill parishioner, Marcheta Pletcher, Ellen Stahl, 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, Katushka Fischmann, John Smith, Edmond Segrove, Giuliana Franzoia, Kelly, Juanita Estrellas, Marco Cuneo, Carol A. Garcia, Loretta, Smitin Mehta, Ann Murphy, Edwin Hickman, Barbara & Susan, Steven Lo Sasso, Joephine Marie Barasse, John & Frances Capardo, All the homeless & mentally ill of the neighborhood, & all parishioners in hospitals & nursing homes.
To have an intention included, please call 421-0809.
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