Saints Peter & Paul Parish
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August 28, 2016

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a; Luke 14:1, 7-14.  Today’s reading from Scripture presents us with the wisdom of knowing our own limitations, and humbly living within them. Hebrews reminds us that we are drawing  near to a loving God and our heavenly home. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the wedding banquet, which is a reminder not to place ourselves above others.

 

 


 

 

Domenica 22A Del Tempo Ordinario

La virtù dell’umiltà nasce dalla consapevolezza dell’uomo di essere creatura, perchè ogni dono viene da Dio al quale va fatto risalire. L’essere umano è invitato ad agire con realismo ed equilbrio, pronto e disponibile al servizio.

 

 

 


From the Pastor's Computer 

I think the last movie I saw was The Bourne Ultimatum with Matt Damon.  It’s the story of a CIA assassin trying to find out his true identity, lost to him in an evil re-programming project called “Treadstone.”  Eventually Jason Bourne, former assassin, finds out that he is Captain Webb.  The evil re-programmer from Stanford, no less, throws Captain Webb’s dog tags at Jason and we see that in his previous life he is a Catholic!  Figure that one out.

The movie technique of The Bourne Ultimatum I call the “fishbowl technique,” where Jason Bourne, in the eye of a camera, goes from country to country doing his assassin thing.  Jesus in today’s Gospel is very much like Jason Bourne in a fishbowl.  The Gospel reads, “On a Sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully.”  He cures a man with dropsy (edema?) and suffers the consequences of curing on the Sabbath. 

In this context Jesus reminds the host to invite not your friends, brothers, or wealthy neighbors but the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.  Jesus systematically undermines the prevailing conventions and proprieties by advocating compassion and equality.  Jesus attacks the dominant system of the privileged, their posturing and ladder-climbing and replaces the dominant system of privilege with “downward mobility.”  Jesus doesn’t let the fishbowl he is in stop him from criticizing the guest list and suggesting invitations to those who can’t reciprocate: the poor, the lame, and the blind.

Jesus’ message is so contra-cultural: humility instead of arrogance, compassion instead of corruption, love instead of power, the cross instead of control, and the Catholic David Webb instead of the assassin Jason Bourne.

 

-Fr. John Itzaina, SDB


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Nick Mata and Lorie Nava
Salvador Gonzalez and Lourdes Gutierrez
Nitin Lal and Ashley Richmond

 

Jim Coyle - Warren Hinckle


BIG MASS CHANGES! Throughout the month of August there will be NO 12:15 PM Mass. The 12:15 Intentions will be remembered at the 9:00 AM Mass. And starting August 21, the 7:30 AM Mass will be moved to 7:00 AM.

Archived Bulletins: For our bulletin archives, go here.

Mission Appeal: This weekend we are joined by the Rev. Chris Arckiaraj , who will speak at all the Masses for this year’s Mission Appeal. The Appeal will be in support of the Archdiocese of Madras - Mylapore in India. Please be generous!

Madonna della Guardia: Today, at the 11:45 Italian Mass, we will celebrate the Feast of Madonna della Guardia. The feast commemorates the August 29, 1490 appearance, near Genoa, of Our Blessed Mother to Benedetto Pareto.

Salesian Cooperators: A series of monthly formation meetings are being conducted for current as well as future Salesian Cooperators. As its name implies, a “cooperator” helps bring the Salesian charism wherever one works, lives, and ministers, cooperating with the work of the worldwide Salesian family. Those interested in becoming Salesian Cooperators as well as all current Cooperators are asked and encouraged to attend as often as they are able. The next one will be on Monday, August 29 at 7pm in the Boys and Girls Club conference room. Fr. John will continue speaking on “The Salesian Spirit, including Salesian Prayers.” Ed Te will provide audio visual accompaniment. Refreshments served, all are welcome.

Many parishioners already function as Cooperators, however, the purpose of reanimating this important group within our parish is to form a group of lay Salesians educated in the Salesian charism and encouraged to continue, or start youth ministry within our school, church, club, or wherever one is called to ministry. Questions? Call/write or stop to see Fr. John (415.421.0809, jitzaina@yahoo.com).

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, August 30 at the Parish Center. Besides a short lecture on Salesian history, we will watch a clip from Matthew Kelly’s DVD, “The Seven Pillars of Catholic spirituality.” (http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/Seven-Pillars-of-Catholic-Spirituality-DVD-p/1spc-dvd.htm) before discussing Part 2 of his best-selling book, “Rediscover Catholicism.” Copies are available in the bookstore for $3 or at the meeting. No prior reading is required to participate. All are welcome, refreshments will be served. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. For more info, contact Frank Lavin at 415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net).

Eucharistic Adoration & Bible Study: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Bible Study follows in the rectory. Parking available. "In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; eucharistic adoration is simply the natural consequence of the eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church's supreme act of adoration.” –Pope Benedict XVI.


Choose Life! Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.” –Blessed Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa Canonization Mass & Exhibit: Blessed Mother Teresa will be canonized in Rome on Sunday, September 4.  The Archdiocese of San Francisco will celebrate with Mass at 11:00 am in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Archbishop Cordileone presiding.  All are welcome! Also, an exhibit on the life of Blessed Teresa will take place in the Cathedral’s event center, St. Francis Hall, on August 27-28: 9:00 am-5:00 pm; August 29-September 2: 3:00-5:30 pm; and September 3 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.


St. Patrick’s Seminary Gala: The gala, the only yearly fundraiser for our seminary will be on Saturday, September 10, beginning at 5:00 pm. It’s at the seminary, 320 Middlefield Rd., in Menlo Park If you’ve never been, this is really a great event in a great cause. Visit www.STPSU.edu/2016-stpsu-gala for tickets and details or call 650-289-3320. You can also just make a donation to support our great young men studying for the priesthood.

Learn about the Psalms! Father David Anderson, pastor of St. Peter Byzantine Catholic Church in Ukiah, will present a series on the centrality of the psalms in prayer and liturgy.  The classes will be held at Marin Catholic High School on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., beginning on September 15 and continuing until December 15, with no class on September 22 and October 20.  Father David’s classes have remained popular since they began in 2001, and newcomers are most welcome.  He will provide a text of the psalms for each student. Questions may be directed to Sue Ellen Browder at sebrowder@att.net or Victor Sotomayor at vicsotomayor@yahoo.com.

Archdiocesan Respect Life Conference: This year’s Annual Archdiocesan  Respect Life Conference will be on Saturday, September 17, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm St. Brendan Parish Hall, 29 Rockaway Ave. This year’s theme is “Insights on Healing and Reconciliation after Abortion.” For more info/ registration: 415-614-5533, or email Mary Ann Schwab at masfs11@gmail.com or Vicki Evans at vevans1438@att.net

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! Get Ready for Holy Name Society’s Annual Champagne Bingo! It’s Sunday, September 18, from 1-5 PM, in the gym. Tickets are $25.00, and must be purchased in advance. Champagne, Hot Lunch, Free Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Tickets! No children, please. For reservations call: 421-2441, or purchase tickets at the church office: 421-0809.

San Francisco Rosary Rally: Join priests, seminarians, your fellow Catholics, and Archbishop Cordileone on Saturday, October 8 in witnessing to the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith at the Fifth Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally! The day will begin with a 10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by a Eucharistic procession to U.N. Plaza (on Market between 7th and 8th Streets) at 11:15. The rally begins in the Plaza at 12 noon. The rally will be completed and crowned with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. For more info, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com


Jubilee Year of Mercy: This month, we urge the practice of the Corporal Act of Mercy of “Visiting the Imprisoned.” There are a couple of ways to do this: you can easily do it by visiting the elderly or other shut-ins.

“The biblical commandment that requires us to honour our parents, understood broadly, reminds us of the honour we must show to all elderly people.” –Pope Francis, May 3, 2015.

Among many failings regarding the whole Decalogue, this one looms high in our generation. What awareness, repentance and reparation we are called to!” –Fr. Harold Danielson, SDB, ‘Ask the Fathers,’ Sept. 13, 2005.

You can also look into this: Help Kids visit Incarcerated Parents: Get on the Bus! More than 200,000 children in California have a parent in prison. Enduring this loss, these kids are more likely to suffer poverty and family instability, facing mental health issues and poor performance in school. Visiting a parent in prison can help lessen the negative impact on these unintended victims. Get On the Bus was founded to gather children and their care givers from all over the state of California and make it possible for them to visit their incarcerated parent. With no cost to the families, Get On the Bus provides the following: submission of paperwork required to visit; chaperones for children who have no adult to accompany them; transportation on chartered buses to and from prison; all meals during travel. The visit allows children and parents to reconnect after the long separation. 50% of Get On the Bus mother and 40% of Get On the Bus fathers report that they would never see their children without Get On the Bus. For more information, contact Sr. Elaine Coutu elainecoutu@att.net or 408-223-2802 or www.GetOnTheBus.us


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

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


Men’s Pants/Shirts/Sweaters Needed! We are in dire need of men’s pants for the homeless in the neighborhood. Men, please check your closets! And please don’t bring stuff like shorts, which we just throw away. We appreciate your generous thoughts, but remember: the homeless needs clothes they will be sleeping in outside.

Do you know an elderly or home-bound parishioner? Bring them a copy of the bulletin! Or print a copy of our online bulletin at www.salesiansspp.org/bulletin.html. And let us know if they need a visit! Call the parish office at 415-421-0809.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or completing your Sacraments of Initiation of First Communion and/or Confirmation, or you know someone who is, please contact Janet Ross at 771-9130, or email to janetross9849@yahoo.com

Religious Education for Youth (CCD): Welcome current and new students to the Religious Education-CCD program school year 2016-2017 for Kindergarten through High School (Post Confirmation). The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith. Working together with parents to help the children come to experience God through the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Registration is ongoing, forms are available in the parish office. Classes began on August 14, and areheld Sundays from 9:45am to 11:00am, in the school gym. The calender and registration forms may be downloaded from our CCD page.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word: We are launching a Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) program! Children ages 3-6 are invited to participate each Sunday during the 8:45 mass.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) is a way for our youngest members to hear the Gospel proclaimed in language they can understand and to make connections with the Gospel in their own lives. Children (and interested parents) will be dismissed to the gym with their catechists prior to the First Reading and will return during the Offertory procession. The program will start Sunday, September 13. No registration is required. For more info contact Eileen Emerson-Boles at eileenemerson@yahoo.com.


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

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

Archbishop Cordileone's New Video Channel: The Archdioces of San Francisco has set up a location where you can experience our good Archbishop's teaching in a series of videos. Very nice! Check it out here.

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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


Marriage Resources

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marriage Encounter

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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


Neat Links:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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 here.Tell your friends!

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



 

Catholics for the Common Good:

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


   Prayer for our Men and Women In Military Service

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

Please pray for:

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

28

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday

29

The Passion of St. John the Baptist
Tuesday 30

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Wednesday

31

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Thursday

01

Weekday in Ordinary Time

Friday

02

Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 03

Gregory the Great; Pope, Doctor

Sunday

04

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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