September 1, 2019: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29. Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a; Luke 14:1, 7-14. Sirach describes humility as the hallmark of those who find favor with God. The Letter to the Hebrews reminds the community that Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant. In the Gospel, Jesus uses a parable to convey the importance of humility for his disciples.


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.



今天讀經的主題是謙遜,謙遜的反面是驕傲,是七罪宗之首。謙遜是獲得救贖的主要條件之一,是那麼重要,卻又不十分被重視和去實行 。在讀經一《德訓篇》中也告訴我們:「你越偉大,在一切事上,越當謙下,這樣你才能在上主面前獲得恩寵。」謙遜不是否認自己的優長,而是明白、並承認這些優長都是天主所賜。

耶穌趁在法利塞首領家吃飯的機會,提醒人謙遜的重要。祂說:「凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑。」  這事看來似乎很簡單,可是如果我們在日常生活中,有時也會「爭奪首席」。那就是表揚自己,為自己辯解,理由可以是為了行善、為了光榮天主,但如果有勇氣反省, 會發覺,可能一切都是為了自己的虛榮。



When people go to any event with assigned seating at tables, they are eager to see at which table they are sitting. Obviously, the hope is to be seated in the center and in front as close to the main table as possible. Where one is assigned to sit indicates something about the social pecking order. Jesus commented on just this in today’s reading and proposes a strategy based on humility rather than on one’s own concept of self-importance. Go lower so that you’ll be asked to go higher. Look at that! Let your status be affirmed by others rather than overstated by yourself. That’s a unique strategy. And to think that Jesus is the one who proposes it. However, to his credit it is based on humility. It would be nice to try it!                                                 –Fr. Gael Sulliavn, SDB


Vincent LaRocca – Vincent d’Agostino
Thomas Kevin Deely


Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 1, 2019
7:30 Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Emma Yriberri +
11:45 Peter Domenici, III + – Luciana Montalvo + (Conc.)
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, and Frances Cresci +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. +

Monday  September 2, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Giuseppe Balistreri + (Conc.)

Tuesday   September 3, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of Frank Germano + – Intention Julie Alma Seeler (Conc.)

Wednesday September 4, 2019
7:00 Chan Mei Kwan +
9:00 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB + and Fr. Louis Masoero, SDB +

Thursday   September 5, 2019
7:00 Patrick and Lisa Steffel +
9:00 Giovanni Riccio + – Intention Oliver Christoph Seeler (Conc.)

 Friday  September 6, 2019
7:00 Henry Ravetto +
9:00 Carlo Romeo +

 Saturday  September 7, 2019
7:30 Maddelena Iannello +
9:00 Soul of Gelasio Bini +
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Particular Items

Madonna Celebrations: It is that time of year when we gratefully celebrate the appearances of Our Lady to the people of Italy! On September 29, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, and on October 4-5 we celebrate Madonna del Lume! Mark your calendars!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

2019 Marian Conference: On September 6 at 5:00pm and September 7 at 7:00am at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2800 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara. Speakers include Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Vicar Provincial and Vocation Director for the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and Msgr. Eduardo Chávez, Director General of the Instituto Superior de Estudios Guadalupanis. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

Catholic Women’s Retreats: Healing after abortion: In Spanish: Sept 7-8; In English: Sept 14-15. More information here.

Care Packages for our Veterans: On Monday, September 9, from 7-9PM, we will be preparing care packages for some of our veterans who are in need. Please call the rectory for more information.

Parental Rights in Education FREE Meeting! Sex Education and Your Rights as Parents: Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm at St Dominic’s Church 2390 Bush St San Francisco, CA. Did you know that new California law now requires sex education in public and charter schools—and that the recommended curricula include aggressive promotion of morally objectionable concepts of human sexuality? What can we do to protect our children? Join us to learn more! Go here for full information.

Attn: Catholic Healthcare Professionals: The Catholic Medical Association, San Francisco Guild, will hold their first public event on September 14, 2019, 10 am-12 pm at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco (2390 Bush Street) in the Parish Hall.  All physicians and health care professionals are welcome to this meet-and-greet. “We are a Catholic physician-led organization seeking to grow in our understanding of the moral and ethical principles of our Catholic Faith and clinical practice. Through education, support, and faith-sharing, we inspire to live our call to holiness, to grow in our love of God, and to support one another as faithful Catholics healthcare providers.” You can learn more here.

St. Patrick’s Seminary Gala: St. Patrick’s Seminary, the seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as well as a number of other dioceses in the West and Pacific Islands, will host its Annual Four Pillars Gala on September 14. The gala, the only yearly fundraiser for our seminary, begins with Vespers 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 or call 650-289-3320.

Holy Name Society Champagne Bingo! Get Ready for Holy Name Society’s Annual Champagne Bingo! This is the HNS’s sole yearly fundraiser, and supports all their good works. Bingo will be on Sunday, September 15, from 1-4 PM (doors open 12:30), in the gym. Tickets are $35.00, and must be purchased in advance. Champagne, Hot Lunch, Free Parking, and 2 FREE Bingo Cards! No children, please. For reservations call John at 408-504-4408, or purchase tickets at the church office: 421-0809.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. More information may be found here.

San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin with Archbishop Cordileone celebrating a  10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza, where there will be Adoration, a homily, confessions, and Benediction. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, visit

Volunteers Needed at St. Francis Church: Our neighbors over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi need Chapel Volunteers. The time slot options are: Wednesday thru Saturday: AM Slot: (3hrs.) 10am to 1pm; PM Slot: (3hrs.). 1pm to 4pm. On Sundays: AM Slot: (2hrs) 10am to 12pm and the PM Slot: (2hrs) 12pm to 2pm. Volunteers are needed once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Please, if interested, contact the Shrine via email: or or by phone (415) 986-4557.

CCD: The Religious Education CCD program has begun and will be held following every Sunday 8:45 am Liturgy Registration and class will be held in the Gym after the mass.

100 YEARS!!! On October 12-13 we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! Not too many events in San Francisco are 100 years old and we are proud to be among them! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. We need volunteers, especially men of the parish. It’s hard work, fun, and you are building the Church of God. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. That’s a picture from our history: international heartthrob Rudolph Valentino (second from left) as honorary starter of our 1922 Columbus Day marathon!

Feast of St. Padre Pio and Dedication of Statue: On September 22, at 5:00 pm, our friends over at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St., invite you to celebrate the Feast Vigil of St. Padre Pio at the historic shrine, with Mass, and blessing and dedication of a new statue of Pio of Pietrelcina. Organist and choir will accompany the liturgy; a reception will follow Mass in the church lower hall. Learn more at

“A Humanized Mouse”: Protest UCSF: An American Horror Story. UCSF is the late-term abortion training capital of the US, the world’s most politically motivated medical institution on abortion expansion, and facilitator of some of the most grotesque experiments involving human fetal tissue on the planet. They describe the results of one of their experiments as “a humanized mouse.” Join Pro-Life San Francisco, United for Life of Northern California, Americans United for Life, and others to call up the UCSF Board of Regents to end the brutal and unjust destruction of the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community. September 6, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Koret Quad, Mission Bay Campus, Campus Way and 4th St., San Francisco. More information at

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 01 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 02 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 03 Gregory the Great; Pope, Doctor
Wednesday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 05 Teresa of Calcutta
Friday 06 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 07 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  08 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,896.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,237.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!