2 Samuel 5:1-3; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke  23:35-43. In the first reading, the tribes of Israel anoint David, their shepherd, as king. In the reading from Colossians, Paul writes of the incredible glory of Jesus, firstborn of all creation., head of the Church, and preeminent over all creation. In the Gospel, Jesus shows his compassion and mercy by assuring the good thief of his entrance into his kingdom.

 

Gesù Cristo Re Dell’Universo
 
È Cristi il centro della fede, della morale, dela catechesi: È Cristo crocefisso che noi siamo chiamati ad annunciare. La sua regalità non proviene dalla sua potenza ma dal sacrificio della Croce e dal suo amore per gli uomini. Essere cristiani è accogliere lo scandalo della Croce. Ognuno di noi si riconosca in Cristo Re crocefisso.

 

基督君王節今天是耶穌君王節,耶穌可以說是最不像君王的君王,祂出身卑微;祂的一生祇有付出,沒有收收穫,還被嘲笑、羞辱、輕視、仇視,最後被判最殘忍的酷刑,死在十字架上。甚至臨死前仍被嘲諷:「如果你是猶太人的君王,就救救你己吧!」的確,祂在表面上,一點都不像君王。然而,祂真的是君王,祂不需要救自己,而是以自己的苦難、聖死救贖整個人類!祂的王權祇被那在祂旁邊同樣被懸在十字架右邊的所謂「善盜」認出,他知道自己招致死亡的原因由於犯了大罪,而身邊的耶穌是無罪的,因此喊出了:「當祢在祢的王國時,請記念我。」他得到即時的賞報:「今天你就要與我一同在樂園裏。」

今天,世界上仍有人不能承認耶穌是君王,祇有那相信祂和信賴祂,並且認識到自己需要救贖的人,才能享受到在這君王統治下的幸福。

From Fr. Gael: This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year and we associate it with the Feast of Christ the King. Christ denied temporal kingship and Kingdom when he stood before Pilate. But since that time and until the end of time Christ is the King of Hearts and his Kingdom extends over space and time. Since he gave his heart’s blood on the cross on Calvary, people through the centuries have given their lives and their life blood for him. The Roman empire came and went, and the Kingdom of Christ still stands. The litany of the saints through the ages attest to that. We who receive the King in our hearts in Eucharist attest to that. Along with Fr. Miguel Pro and countless other martyrs and confessors we attest to that. On this feast of Christ, the King, let us proclaim it again, “Long live Christ the King who rules over our hearts with Love!” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Rosalind Sabella – Alexis Malone Waugh
Emanuela Palazzo – Richard Harrington

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  November 24, 2019
7:30 John C. Riccio +
8:45 Frank Tognotti +
10:15 Conchita & Emil Chao +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci + – Ginny Joosen + (Conc.)
1:00 Norma Garibaldi +
5:00 Dora Franceschi +

Monday  November 25, 2019
7:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
9:00 Phyllis Bruno + – Policarpo Pimentel + (Conc.)

Tuesday   November 26, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Elena, Angelo, & Delia Serafini + – Gerald Sullivan + (Conc.)

Wednesday November 27, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00 Sr. Veronica Milyo, FMA + – Richard Harrington + (Conc.)

Thursday   November 28, 2019
9:00 Marie Hong Tran + – Enes Greco +
Umberto Giosi Sereni + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)

Friday  November 29, 2019
7:00 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia + – Tommy Mazzucco + (Conc.)

Saturday  November 30, 2019
7:30 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Birthday of Celestina Sbgaria + – Rosario Sederiosa + (Conc.)
5:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

Particular Items

 

Feast of Christ the King, End of the Liturgical Year: Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and with it, the end of the Liturgical Year. “The Liturgical Year is the way Mother Church places before us the main events and teachings in the life of Jesus. When we remember the events and stories in the life of Jesus, we make them as real to us as they were to those who first experienced them. We bring past events into the now.” Each of the three Liturgical Years uses one of the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, & Luke. We conclude Year C (Luke) today, and begin Year A (Matthew) on December 1, the First Sunday of Advent. Saints Luke and Matthew, pray for us!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. 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.

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

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.

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 our website 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 our website for more details.

Daily Advent Reflections: Help deepen your Advent experience! Every day during Advent, starting next Sunday, December 1, we will be emailing the Gospel of the day, plus a reflection from Fr. Gael. If you’d like to be added to the distribution for this, call the parish office or email Gibbons at gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

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.

First Saturday Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary: On Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 PM, the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration invite you to attend the First Saturday Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary at their monastery chapel, 771 Ashbury St . The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Vito Perrone from the Contemplatives of St. Joseph. The Sisters will be supporting Fr. Vito by elevating the Sacred with Gregorian chanting during the Sacrificial Liturgy in the Extraordinary Form. Your favorite Marian hymns, including the beautiful Maria Mater Gratiae, Inviolata and Alma Redemptoris Mater will be sung. For more information, contact Mother Rosalba at 415-566-2743 or mpador@aol.com

Welcome, Bishop Savio! On Sunday, December 8, we are blessed and honored to welcome Bishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, SDB (韓大輝) from Hong Kong. His Excellency will celebrate the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass, and a reception will follow in the Parish Center.

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. Discernment is 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 in the rectory. For more information, 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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 24 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Monday 25 Catherine of Alexandria; Virgin, Martyr
Tuesday 26 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 27 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 28 Weekday in Ordinary Time, Thanksgiving Day
Friday 29 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 30 Andrew; Apostle, Martyr
Sunday 01 First Sunday of Advent

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,973.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,790.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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