Wisdom 11:22-12:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10. In the Book of Wisdom, the author says that God loves all things because they are his, and he overlooks sin so that all may repent. In the second reading, Paul offers prayer and encouragement to the Thessalonians in their efforts to glorify the Lord. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus empowers Zacchaeus to return to right relationship with him.
Domenica 31A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Attraverso la bontà, la condiscendenza e il perdono Gesù invita Zacchèo a convertirsi. Lo stupore per la generosità di Gesù, induce Zacchèo a cambiare vita e fare l’esperrienza della gioosa accoglienza e della pace ritrovata, che vuole far conoscere a tutti, organizzando una festa, alla quale vengono invitati tutti i colleghi di lavoro.
常年期第三十一主日今天的福音記述耶穌和匝凱的相遇。匝凱是個孤獨寂寞的人,因為他有一份很不體面的工作,他為羅馬政府向猶太人收稅。他是個有錢人,他除了從羅馬政府得到工資外,還有許多其他來歷不明的收入。不用說,是向猶太人敲詐得來的,人人討厭他。

今天,他聽說耶穌會經過,想看看耶穌到底是怎樣的一個人,他並不想認識祂,祇是好奇吧了。因為身材矮小,祇好爬到樹上,居高臨下偷看。而耶穌竟走近時竟自己請自己到他家吃飯。匝凱被耶穌的聖善所震懾,受了感動,說出了連他自己也覺驚奇的話:「我要把我財產的一半施捨給窮人,我如果欺騙過誰,我就四倍賠償。」

在福音中,我們看到耶穌常常找機會和一些所謂「邊沿」的人相處,安慰、治癒他們。我們是不是也像匝凱一樣,需要耶穌來治癒我們的心靈?我們是不是願意像匝凱一樣,讓耶穌進入我的靈魂?

又或者,我們是不是也應該像耶穌一樣,找機會在一些「邊沿人」中,給他們安慰,向他們展示天主的愛?

From Fr. Gael: Zacchaeus is the little man with the big heart. It is not beneath his dignity, even though he is chief tax collector, to climb into a tree to be able to see Jesus since he, Zacchaeus is vertically challenged. Jesus sees the big heart hanging in the tree and invites himself to Zacchaeus’ house for dinner. Zacchaeus climbs down and moves to the center of the crowd to receive Jesus with joy. Of course, the perennial naysayers, immediately criticize Jesus for going to eat in the house of a “sinner.” But Zacchaeus is ready for redemption and is willing to restore anything he has unjustly taken. The sincerity of his heart is not limited by the size of his wealth. He has his priorities in the right place and Jesus guarantees him salvation for just that reason. Would we climb trees? Would restitution come as easily to us? Zacchaeus may be vertically challenged height wise, but he can see 20/20, and what he sees is salvation! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday, November 3, 2019
7:30 Magdalena Shank, Johann Schank, Katarina Pai, and Anna Weiner +
8:45 Luciano Marciano +
10:15 Thanksgiving Mass from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 Dr. Renato Gallina + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul (Conc.)
1:00 Luisa Solari +
3:00 Young Men’s Institute Mass of Remembrance
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday, November 4, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – John Rocco & Family + (Conc.)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini + – Aida David + (Conc.)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of GB De Martini + – Walter Matola + (Conc.)

Thursday, November 7, 2019
7:00 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB V
9:00 Birthday of Jean Brazil + – Tito Rossi + (Conc.)

Friday, November 8, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Bea Bedoni +
9:00 Louis Ferralis + – Candy Cocilova + (Conc.)

 Saturday, November 9, 2019
7:30 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00 Birthday Lorna Bugayong + – Franco Licata + (Conc.)
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Famsilies +

 

Baptisms
Alexander Petrovich Susoev – Robert Solari
Lorenzo Pablo Rubino – Emilio Rubino

Rest-in-Peace
Gerald Michael Sullivan
Stephen John Roso

Particular Items

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Monday, November 4th at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

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.

All Souls Envelopes: November is the month of all the faithful departed. You can find All Souls envelopes in the pews and on the tables.

Salesian Theater: On Friday November 8, and Saturday, November 9, at 7:30PM, the Salesian Theater of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Please call 415-397-3068 for all details.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s 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, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website for more details.

Mothers Club Bingo: On Saturday, November 23, the Mothers’ Club of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will host their annual Bingo Fundraiser. The fun starts at 11AM. Call 415-397-3068 for tickets and more information.

Religious Education-CCD: The Religious Education-CCD program has begun. We welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity for religious education in their school. Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church.

Religious Education – RCIA -Rite of Chris Initiation for Adults: We welcome adults who would like to enter or inquire the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. Classes are held every Thursday at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Parish Rectory basement.

Choose Life! “In a striking way, we see today a heightening of the tension between our nation’s founding principles and political reality. We see this in diminishing respect for the inalienable right to life and in the elimination of legal protections for those who are most vulnerable. There can be no genuine justice in our society until the truths on which our nation was founded are more perfectly realized in our culture and law.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others—it’s not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion. For more: Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Guadalupana Pilgrimage: Come honor Mary our Mother, under the title of Nuestra Señora de Guadaulepe in early December (we don’t have exact date yet) at the annual Guadalupana Crusade Pilgrimage! Last year 30,000 people attended! The pilgrimage starts at All Souls Church in South San Francisco at 6AM and will end at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 2PM!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday  03 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday  04 Charles Borromeo; Bishop
Tuesday  05 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 06 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 07 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday  08 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 07 Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Sunday  08 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,260.
Second Collection (Parish School): $2,185.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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