2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38 or 20:27, 34-38. Our first reading from Maccabees recalls the bravery of seven brothers and their mother who preferred death to denying their hope in the God of Israel. Saint Paul reminds the Thessalonians of God’s fidelity and encourages them to find hope and strength in the Lord. In the Gospel, the Sadducees attempt to put Jesus on the spot on the topic of resurrection.

Domenica 32A Del Tempo Ordinario

Sostenuti dalla speranza nella risurrezione, sette fratelli insieme con la loro madre affrontano una morte atroce. La fede nella vita futura si fonda sulla risurrezione di Gesù che apre orizzonti nuovi in cui la nostra vita e la nostra condizione saranno completamente diverse rispetto a quaggiù.

 

常年期第三十二主日

今天彌撒的讀經和復活的問題有關,在舊約時代,人們對這端真理好像有點不很清楚,不過在讀經一中那七兄弟因守教規而被一位外邦國王殺死時所說的話,可以見到他們對於復活和永生也有很堅定的信念。

今天的福音記述撒杜塞人否認人死後會復活,向耶穌提出古怪的問題,他們假設有一個婦人,先後和七兄弟結婚,在復活的時候誰是她的丈夫。耶穌針對這問題向他們解釋,人在復活之後,他的生活狀況和在世時不同,他們不嫁不娶,也不會死,他們將受洗時所接受成為天主義子的名份將完全發展,成為天主之子女。他們雖然得回自己在世的身體,但變得更美麗。因此,我們在生時,要提高自己的心神,盼望來世的幸福,努力行善,好使在復活之日得到永生,不致受罰。

十一月是煉靈月,教會提醒我們在這個月份裏,特別為在煉獄中的靈魂祈禱,好使他們能早日和天主、聖人、天神同在,安享永福。

 

From Fr. Gael: What I don’t understand is why the sixth and seventh brother didn’t get out of town and away from their deadly sister-in-law! Humor aside, the Sadducees who are taking their turn at swinging at Jesus come up with the specious example to test Jesus. They are all about legality. Jesus tells them so in his answer to them about marriage. Such norms will be superfluous in the next world in which the Sadducees don’t believe anyway. So, what is this all about, other than trying to discredit Jesus since the Pharisees failed to do so. It is amazing to see all the effort being expended rather than listening to what Jesus says. An open head and an open heart would stand them so much better than their hard heads and obdurate hearts. And while we look at them, we might check our own heads and hearts out to see where they are.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  November 10, 2019
7:30 Ernesto & Ilide Piazza +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi + – The Deceased Members and Families of the Holy Name Society +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei +
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – Patrick Parks + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Soul of Giuseppina Laurent +

Monday, November 11, 2019
7:00 Anniversary of the Death of Lorraine DeNicolai +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III + – Stephen John Roso + (Conc.)

Tuesday,  November 12, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Birthday of Frank Germano + – Lorraine Gogna + (Conc.)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Angela Balistreri + – Elisa Barela + (Conc.)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00 Franco Ortesi +
9:00 Joseph Riccio + – Patrick Aherne + (Conc.)

 Friday, November 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Stephen John Roso + (Conc.)

 Saturday, November 16, 2019
7:30 Mary, Mario, & the Birthday of Johnny Ortesi
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Umberto & Giosi Sereni + (Conc.)
5:00 Nina & Ugo Torre +

Baptisms
Lorenzo Carlos Valenzuela
Adrian Alexander Men
Rest-in-Peace
Joseph John Barbaratto – Melinda Barany
Luigi Marciano

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: This weekend we are having a second collection for St. Patrick’s Seminary, the seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco as well as other dioceses in the west and the Pacific Rim. Please be generous!

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. “One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of adoring, of adoring in silence.” –Pope Francis.

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.

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.

Thanksgiving Day Schedule: As always, on Thanksgiving Day we have just one Mass, at 9:00 AM. All are invited to join in thanking God for his overflowing blessings!

 

Help Feed the Poor on Thanksgiving? If you’d like to volunteer for our Thanksgiving Dinner for the poor and others of the neighborhood, email Marc at marcabruno@yahoo.com

 

Guadalupana Pilgrimage: Come honor Mary our Mother, under the title of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe on Saturday, December 7 at the annual Guadalupana Crusade Pilgrimage! Last year 30,000 people attended! The pilgrimage starts at All Souls Church in South San Francisco at 5AM, and after  various stops, ends at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 2PM. Please visit cruzadaguadalupana.org for more information.

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 about the school.

 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 prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ for more details.

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!

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every and no faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.

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.

“As human beings, we have a natural fear of death and we rebel against its apparent finality. Faith teaches us that the fear of death is lightened by a great hope, the hope of eternity, which gives our lives their fullest meaning. The God who is love offers us the promise of eternal life through the death and resurrection of His Son.” Therefore, “in Christ, death no longer appears as an abyss of emptiness, but rather a path to life which will never end.” –Pope Benedict XVI, All Souls Day, 2011.

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun. We still welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have 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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 10 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 11 Martin of Tours; Bishop
Tuesday 12 Josaphat; Bishop, Martyr
Wednesday 13 Frances Xavier Cabrini; Virgin
Thursday 14 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 15 Albert the Great; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday 16 Margaret of Scotland; Queen
Gertrude; Virgin
Sunday 17 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $5,256.
Second Collection (All Saints): $1,267.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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