Revelation 7:2-4: 9-14; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12a. The first reading from the Book of Revelation offers a majestic vision of the great multitude of the saints in heaven. The second reading tells of the great love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we may be called the children of God. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches the eight beatitudes, which outline the essential virtues necessary for living a life of authentic discipleship.
Tutti i Santi
Gioisce la Chiesa per l’esaltazione di tanti suoi figli, beati in cielo e modello di vita per i fratelli in terra. I santi stanno davanti a Dio per ottenerci forza e speranza nella lotta contro il male. Dopo aver adottato lo stile del Vangelo, facendo della loro vita un dono, ora godono con pienezza la visione di Dio.
From Fr. Gael: The Feast of All Saints is a lovely feast. It is the feast of possibilities. God shines through the characters of so many diverse men and women in the life and history of the Church. Our list of saints goes back twenty centuries. And in that list we find some of the least expected saints. To begin to name them would almost be unfair since we can’t give them all due recognition. That is why we have a feast of all saints. These are people like you and me who inspire us with the fabric of their lives. They are so like you and me that we begin to understand that sanctity is possible for everyone. We have all known saints in our lives. Many of them will never be proclaimed saints on the calendar of the church but they are saints, and they do inspire us. One of the lovely things that has been happening the last number of years that is so encouraging is the canonization of saints who we have known and loved in life. Just think of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, of Pope John the 23rd and Pope John Paul. We saw them in the media, we listened to their words. They inspire us and let us know that God is active in them and in our world today. So, today, think of the saints who have been in your lives and praise God for them! -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday November 1, 2020
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Guy & Susie Fabri +
1:00 Carla Ferrando + – The D’Ascoli, Imbesi, & D’Ascoli Families +
5:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi +
Monday November 2, 2020
7:00 The DeNicolai Family +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto +
Tuesday November 3, 2020
7:00 Genoveva Martinez Buenaventura +
9:00 Rosa & Giovanni Garbarino + – Lorraine Levandowski +
Wednesday November 4, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Eagan +
Thursday November 5, 2020
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Maria Fanzago + – Janice Coe +
Friday November 6, 2020
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 GB De Martini + – John Gerard Hussey +
Saturday November 7, 2020
7:30 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini + – Anthony Wolfsmith +
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza +
Pierina Torre Maso – Frank Cresci
Robbie from the Neighborhood – Flora Luz Ortiz Bolanos
Janice Coe – Elena Simi – John Gerard Hussey
Church Open/Masses Celebrated: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular schedule, except that on Sundays, until further notice, Masses will be at 8:45 (English) ; 10:15AM (Chinese/English); 1:00 (Italian/English) & 5:00PM. (English). The Church is open Monday-Friday from 7AM to 4:00PM and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Vocation Awareness Week: Fr. Cameron Faller, Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco: “This year Vocation Awareness Week will be Nov. 1 thru Nov 7. The Office of Vocations will be sponsoring and promoting a prayer campaign that simply involves praying a short prayer each day so that the Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese may be open to a possible religious vocation. I encourage you to join this campaign! To join our Archdiocesan prayer campaign text the word VOCATIONS to 84576 on your mobile phone or go to sfpriest.flocknote.com to sign up. When you sign up, you’ll get a reminder either by text or email to pray a short prayer for vocations for seven days starting on November 1.”
All Souls: November is the month of all the faithful departed. There are All Souls envelopes on the tables by the entrances to the Church. You may turn them in to the sacristan, put them in the collection bins, or turn them in to the parish office.
HELP: Remember your Church needs your gifts more than ever! Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/
Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.
Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!
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.
Chuck Chalberg IS G. K. Chesterton! On Saturday, November 21, at 6:30pm, Star of the Sea parish will host a one-man performance by Dr. John C. “Chuck” Chalberg as the famous Catholic Convert and author G.K. Chesterton. Dr. Chalberg is a professional historian who has brought numerous historical figures to life. Call 415-751-0450 and ask for Mariella to order tickets (proceeds will go to the Kenya Hospital Project).
Religious Education-CCD: The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8. During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. 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. 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. Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 registration form on our website.
Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form here and forward to email@example.com
Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at email@example.com “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!
Speaking (again) of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow. The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.
God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 01 All Saints Day
Monday 02 The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed: All Souls Day
Tuesday 03 Martin de Porres; Religious
Wednesday 04 Charles Borromeo; Bishop
Thursday 05 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 06 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 07 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 08 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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