Isaiah 25:6-10a; Philippians 4:12, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 or 22:1-10. The prophet Isaiah tells of the great banquet the Lord will prepare for his people at the end of time. Paul writes to the Philippians, assuring them that he knows how to live in different sets of circumstances and that I can do all things in him who strengthens me. In the Gospel, Jesus tells a parable likening the kingdom of heaven to a king hosting a wedding feast for his son.
Domenico 28A Del Tempo Ordinario
A assomiglia a una festa la chiamata di Dio. Chi accetta l’invito è chiamato a cooperare e a rivestirsi della veste nuziale, a garanzia di appartenenza al nuovo Popolo di Dio. Però esige una risposta corrispondente, dato che comincia in terra e raggiunge la sua pienezza in cielo, dove non ci sarà né pianto, nè morte.
From Fr. Gael: Our god is a loving compassionate God. Thus Isaiah speaks of the feast which the King prepares not just for his own people but for all people. As a triumphant King he does not show his power over people by acts of reprisal but rather by an invitation to the feast. The feast is symbolic of the majestic beneficence of God to all people. And so is the invitation to the wedding feast in the Gospel of Matthew. Those originally invited do not accept, and so the King invites anyone and everyone else. As we read the Gospel, however, we might be somewhat surprised by the King’s reaction to the guest without the wedding garment. After all, that man accepted the invitation when others rejected it. It is not really about the wedding garment itself. It is about what the wedding garment symbolizes. And what is that we may ask. The wedding garment symbolizes the disposition to do whatever is proper to accepting the invitation. The wedding garment is behavior which would be appropriate to the acceptance of the invitation. This man knew what the expectation was but did not fulfill it. And therein is the problem and the consequent reaction of the King. What does this say to us? Perhaps, we might ask ourselves with what propriety have we accepted the invitation? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Francis Yeung –Anastacio Pitis
Geraldine ‘Gerri’ Eagan
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday October 11, 2020
8:45 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families + – Luigi Marciano +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
1:00 GB De Martini +
5:00 Vince Moreci +
Monday October 12, 2020
7:00 Norma, Louie, & Jim Rancelli +
9:00 Sr. Anita Ferrari, FMA + & Sr. Antoinette Mazzia, FMA +
Tuesday October 13, 2020
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Luigi, Rosa, & Emil Mangini +
Wednesday October 14, 2020
7:00 Giuseppe & Stefana Alioto +
9:00 Louis Ferralis & Sam Sultana +
Thursday October 15, 2020
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Mary Pecci + – Maria Aparacida Dacal +
Friday October 16, 2020
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Cesarina Scopel + – Gerri Eagan +
Saturday October 17, 2020
7:30 Frances Demartini +
9:00 Joseph Romeo & Grace Romeo +
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +
Resumption of Masses in the Church: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular schedule, except that until further notice Sunday Masses will only be at 8:45 & 10:15AM (Chinese) and at 1:00PM (Italian) & 5:00PM.
Columbus Day Weekend! Of course we cannot celebrate the Columbus Day Bazaar in our normal unbelievable fashion, but that’s not stopping our school parents! This year they will be preparing BBQ of all your favorites in the playground late Friday and all day on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11! You can order delicious food, and learn about the North Beach Treasure Hunt at sts-peter-paul-school.square.site/
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Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.
Chinese ZOOM Rosary now at 7:30PM!
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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Parking available.
“White Mass” for the Medical Profession: On Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm, at St. Augustine Church, 3700 Callan Blvd, South San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate the “White Mass.” The “White Mass” is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past. He will also bless and disburse St. Luke medals after Mass. All medical and healthcare professionals are invited. For more info, go to https://sfarch.org/medicalmass.
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.
Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet by Zoom on Thursday, October 22, 4pm, Zoom and discuss Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s book, “The Leopard.” You can rent the 1963 movie starring Burt Lancaster on Amazon– www.amazon.com/Leopard-English-Sub-titles-Burt-Lancaster/dp/ or watch it in Italian on YouTube. Meetings are approximately seventy-five minutes and include a short talk on a spiritual topic (20th century martyrs for this meeting). For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (firstname.lastname@example.org, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary. All are welcome.
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. Go here: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form .
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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Fr. Patrick Summerhays at email@example.com “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!
Speaking 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 11 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 12 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 13 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 14 Callistus I; Pope, Martyr
Thursday 15 Teresa of Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Friday 16 Hedwig; Religious, Margaret Mary Alocoque; Virgin
Saturday 17 Ignatius of Antioch; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday 18 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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