Saints Peter & Paul Parish
Weekly Bulletin

June 18, 2017

The Most Holy
Body and Blood of Christ


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Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58. In the first reading, Moses tells the people they must know hunger to appreciate the manna the Lord provided. In the second reading, Saint Paul professes faith in the Eucharist and calls believers to unity around the Eucharistic table. In the Gospel, Jesus creates controversy by proclaiming to be living bread come down from heaven. He says that all who eat this bread shall live forever.

 


 

 

SS. Corpo e Sangue Di Cristo

Durante la vita, anche noi abbiamo bisogno dal cielo, dà la vita, crea un rapporto di communione tra tutti I credenti, mentre assicura la risurrezione finale. Anche per il mondo l’Eucaristia è segno e strumento di salvezza eterna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


From the Pastor's Computer 

There was once an old man on a fixed income who could only afford soup for lunch.  He always went to the same restaurant and without fail, he would complain about getting only two slices of bread to go with his soup.

So the restaurant owner gave him three slices, but he still complained. In a few days he was up to half a loaf of bread, finally a full loaf, but it was the same complaint: not enough bread!

So the restaurant owner, close to doing violence, was determined to stop the complaining, took a huge two-foot long French loaf, sliced it lengthwise and buttered it liberally.

The old man, not to be outdone, asked, “How come you’re back to only two slices again?”

Like the old man and like the Israelites in the first reading for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood, we never get enough earthly bread or too much manna.  What we really want is the Bread of Life, whether it is the Word of God or the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ.

This becomes even clearer in today’s second reading from 1st Corinthians.  Paul uses the Jewish “cup of blessing” to mean participation in “breaking bread” and the blood of Christ.  Paul is speaking of a social dimension of Eucharist, for he says:  “Because the loaf of bread is one, we, through many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.”

In a certain sense, we are back to the old man and the two slices of bread that are really one loaf.  Word and Sacrament is the Bread of Life by which we become one and the same Body of Christ.  This is what the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood means: the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi) is both Eucharist and Church.  And this is what we celebrate today: becoming Christ and becoming Church in Eucharist.

-Fr. John Itzaina, SDB


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Archived Bulletins: For our bulletin archives, go here.

San Calogero: We will remember San Calogero, patron of Sciacca, Sicily, at today’s 11:45 AM Italian Mass.

Corpus Christi Procession: Today the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration will host their annual Corpus Christi Procession, beginning at 2PM. The procession begins at the Monastery of Perpetual Adoration, which is located at 771 Ashbury Street in San Francisco.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA meets every Monday night at 7:00 PM, in the Parish Center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking” –Third Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Don Bosco Study Group will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, June 20th at 7pm at the Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club (parking available in the yard). Besides a short lecture on Don Bosco, Builder, in his final decade, we will watch a clip of Bishop Robert Barron's DVD, "The Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Lively Virtues." We will also discuss the Matthew Kelley's newest book, "Resisting Happiness." No prior reading is required to participate. All are welcome, refreshments will be served. Contact Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net).

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 12, and runs through August 11, M-F from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For more info, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068.

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; " ...listen and be silent in order to make spaces for the beauty of God."-Pope Francis. "Jesus wants to see you!"-Fr. Victor Warkulwiz of the Missionary Priests of the Blessed Sacrament.


Fr. Alvin Yu’s First Mass! Thanks to all who made Fr. Alvin Yu’s first Mass, celebrated here last Sunday, such an amazing and memorable event. Parishioner Patrick Gee took some great photos like the one below. To see more, go here.

 

Fr. Alvin Yu’s First Extraordinary Form Mass! And on Sunday, July 2, Fr. Yu will celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form (a Latin High Mass) at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow.


Communion and Liberation: Our local chapter of Communion and Liberation, a worldwide order of lay Catholics, meets weekly on Thursdays, at 7PM, in the parish center. In 2007, Pope Emeritus Benedict said Communion and Liberation “…offers a profound way of life and actualizes the Christian faith, both in a total fidelity and communion with the Successor of Peter and with the Pastors who assure the governing of the Church, and through spontaneity and freedom that permit new and prophetic, apostolic and missionary achievements.” To learn more, visit www.english.clonline.org or email Franco Regguzoni at franksfo2003@gmail.com.

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: Friday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart.

Mercy Night this Friday! Mercy Night is a great event that is being held at parishes around the world. A church is opened at nighttime and Catholics invite passersby to come in, enjoy some quite time, light a candle, maybe go to confession. SSPP will be helping over at the Shrine of St. Francis on June 23. St. Francis, on Columbus and Vallejo, has about the most passers-by of any Church in San Francisco! Come join us invite people to experience the peace of the Church! If you’d like to help, call Gibbons at the parish office. A Mercy Night is below:


The Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist: And Saturday we celebrate the Nativity of John the Baptist.

"Together in Holiness: Where Spouses Discover God's Plan for the Family" On August 30, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Blemont, the Saint John Paul II Foundation will present "Together in Holiness" a Cactholic Marriage Conference inspiring spouses and empowering parents. Please go here to learn more and you can download the flyer below.

 


Farewell to Fr. John, our Shepherd! It is that sad time again, when the Salesian Order, in line with their Constitutions, assign new duties. This means that, in August, we will say goodbye to Fr. John Itzaina, SDB, who has served as our pastor since 2007. His truly fatherly presence has served our Church, school, and club very well for the past 11 years. We will miss him terribly, but we are thankful for the leadership he has given. We will have many more reflections on Fr. John’s time here, and opportunities to express our thanks to this worthy Son of Don Bosco! Our new Pastoral Administrator will be Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB, currently serving as one of our parochial vicars. We will profile Fr. Gael in an upcoming bulletin.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: There will be dinner of appreciation for Fr. John on Thursday, August 10, at the Basque Cultural; Center (in honor of Fr. John’s Basque heritage) in South San Francisco. Tickets are $60, and a number of discounted and complementary tickets are available—no one will be excluded! Carpooling will also be available to and from the dinner. No one will be left behind! Please call Gibbons at 415-421-0809 to purchase tickets.

 


 

More Changes: We will also lose Br. Joe Lockwood (left), who has served as the parish prefect since 2013. Br. Joe, who has served at practically every Salesian location in the province brought a wealth of knowledge and energy to Saints Peter and Paul. He came to us from St. John Bosco in Bellflower and will serve as administrator at Don Bosco Hall in Berkeley. That's him at left. We will also miss him terribly! The new prefect will be an old friend, Br. Ernie Martinez.

And speaking of old friends, our new parochial vicar will be Fr. Thien Nguyen, SDB, who served with us as Brother and Deacon before being ordained to the priesthood. We welcome Br. Ernie and Fr. Thien back!

 


Archdiocese to be Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary! On the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone officially began preparations to consecrate the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The consecration will occur on October 7, which is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary and the date of the annual archdiocesan Rosary Rally. October 2017 also marks the centennial of the appearances of the Blessed Virgin to the three children at Fatima, Portugal. “For this act of consecration to bear fruit,” wrote the archbishop in his letter to pastors, “I am convinced that we must prepare ourselves spiritually and with catechesis.” 

 


Choose Life! “Against a cultural background characterized by the eclipse of the sense of life ... special fortitude is demanded of doctors so that they may continue to assert that abortion resolves nothing but kills the child, destroys the woman and blinds the conscience of the child’s father, all too often ruining family life. This duty, however, does not only concern the medical profession and health-care workers. The whole of society must defend the right to life of the child conceived and the true good of the woman.” –Pope Benedict XVI, Address to Participants in the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, February 26,  2011.

 


Help the Poor: What about that old coat or blanket that's been sitting in your closet out of use? Each and every day during the cold winter months people knock on the parish door asking for just such things as these. Your old coats and blankets, clean and ready to wear or use, are welcome gifts for those in need. And think how much more room you will make for yourself at home! By starting "spring cleaning" today, you will make a better life for our brothers and sisters living on the streets.


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.


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 the parish office at 415-421-0809.

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: CLOW is held at the Sunday 8:45 AM Mass. This is a way for our youngest members to hear the Gospel proclaimed in language they can understand and relate to their own lives. Children ages 3-6 and interested parents will be dismissed to the gym with their catechists (fellow parents Tom and Eileen Boles) prior to the First Reading and will return during the Offertory procession. No registration is required.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eileen Emerson-Boles: 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!

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.

 


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

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), 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, Zack, 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, Intention Mrs. Dillon, Intention Olena Kollivan, Intention John Lambert, Alba Bandini, Jim H., Ursula McClure, Charlize Warren, Safety for Fledderb Bryan, 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

18

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Monday

19

Romauld; Abbot

Tuesday 20 Weekday in Ordinary Time

Wednesday

21

Aloysius Gonzaga; Religious

Thursday

22

Paulinus of Nola; Bishop, John Fisher; Bishop, and Thomas  More; Martyrs

Friday

23

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saturday 24

The Nativity of John the Baptist

Sunday

25

The 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week:

$6,027.

Donations Needed to Operate the Church:

 
$6,000.

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

 

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