October 7, 2012
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Genesis 2: 18-24; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 or 10:2-12. The reading from genesis recounts how God created man and woman to be loving partners for one another. Hebrews reminds us that Jesus humbly became one of us and offered his life on the cross to win our salvation. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches that no one is to divide those who have been joined together by God in holy matrimony.
Domenico 27A Del Tempo Ordinario
La Parola di Dio questa domenica è chiara. Dio ha voluto fin dall’inizio l’unita della coppia. Vivere insieme non è facile. È necessaria una lunga maturazione, perché l’uomo e la donna possano aprirsi alla grandezza dell’amore, alla quale Dio li chiama
From the Pastor's Computer
Chris Morris and Marel Medina
Frank Alioto – David Luchi
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Madonna del Lume: Our Salesian Brother Joe Lockwood took some wonderful pictures at last week's Madonna del Lume Celebration. These begin with Al Baccari, the historian of Saints Peter and Paul, addressing the faithdful at the Fisherman's Chapel last Saturday, then Frs. Bob Stein and Austin Conterno celebrating Mass. After that, the people boarded the ferry boat and followed the fishing boats out past the Golden Gate Bridge, where they layed the memorial wreath for all those lost at sea. There are also some pictures of Sunday's Madonna del Lume Procession, from SS. Peter and Paul down to the wharf. Madonna del Lume, guard all those who labor on the ocean!
Columbus Day Bazaar! It’s here! Join us for food, games, fun, music, the Blue Angels, the parade you name it! All to benefit the Church and School.
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.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): This year’s RCIA will be held every Thursday at 7:00 PM in the rectory. 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 Janet Ross at 771-9130, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Salesian Family Day! October 13 is Salesian Family Day, when the Salesian Family gathers to celebrate the heritage Don Bosco gave us. This is a day of prayer, community and formation for the Salesian Family Groups There will be a number of retreats in our province, including at Salesian High School in Richmond. The theme will be “Don Bosco the Educator” and it will be led by Fr. Joe Boenzi. The retreat lasts from 9AM to 3:30PM. Registration forms arte in the parish 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/
Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Car Raffle: This year’s car raffle and dinner/dance will be on Saturday, October 20, in the gym. The fun begins at 6PM, and the top prize is a 10-night cruise or $15,000 CASH! Tickets are still available at the club. Call 397-3068.
Choose LIFE! "A common root of pornography use is a need to have control in our lives, yet pornography produces sexual frustration and the desire to act out. So what we seek to achieve from pornography in the form of control ends up controlling and enslaving us. But the gift of sexuality is not meant to frustrate or enslave. It is meant to free us in a life-long relationship of complete giving to another. The commitment and mutual respect within marriage truly fosters this freedom. It is the only context that provides a safeguard for the expression of our sexuality to be a source of peace and joy in our lives." ~ Daniel Spadaro, LPC, CSAT, “Life Matters: Pornography and Our Call to Love”, Respect Life Program 2012
Verbum Dei Spirituality Series: The Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, pontifically approved International Institute of Consecrated Life, is hosting a series of talks on “Sprituality and Vatican II: A time of renewal.” The series takes place every Wednesday night from October 10 to December 5, and begins at 7PM. The location is 3365 19th Street in San Francisco. For more information, call 415-282-3005 or visit www.verbumdeiusa.org and click the link for San Francisco.
Religious Education for Youth (CCD) 2012-2013: REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE NOW * Sts. Peter and Paul’s Religious Education program will run from September 23 through May 19. This program is designed for Kindergarten through 8thgrade students who do not have access to daily religious instruction in school, but all children are welcome. Classes are from 9:45 - 11:00 AM on Sundays, beginning right after the 8:45 AM Mass. Registration forms are available at the back of the church as well as at the Parish Office. Teachers available to do on-site registration in front of church after the 8:45am Catechetical Sunday mass on September 16th. Email: email@example.com
Save the date to see the epic new film Restless Heart!
Checks can be made out to Cathleen Gillies and mailed to:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) 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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 Good. To learn more, click on the logo at right.
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, Donna Rosinia, Phillip Kuykendall, Ronald Clifford Miller, All the homeless & mentally ill of the neighborhood, & all parishioners in hospitals & nursing homes.
To have an intention included, please call 421-0809.
Calendar Sunday 07 27th Sunday in Ordinary
Time Monday 08 Weekday in Ordinary Time Tuesday 09 Denis; Bishop, and Companions; Martyrs Wednesday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time Thursday 11 Weekday in Ordinary Time Friday 12 Saturday 13 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sunday 14 28th Sunday in Ordinary
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