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.

 

常年期第二十八主日

今天的讀經仍舊是天國的比喻。在舊約中,除了把天主與以色列子民所立的盟約比作婚約外,又把天主所要建立的神國比作盛宴。新約把這種思想直接貼合在耶穌身上。天父召萬民來參加祂聖子的天主性與人性結合的救恩盛宴,打發先知和門徒在民間宣傳福音,報告天主的國已來臨,請人們悔改準備進入天國。可是客人諸多藉口,不願意接受邀請,甚至覺得厭煩,竟把來邀約的人殺死。這情形發生在幾千年前,也發生在今日。許多人不願意接受基督、不相信祂,甚至嘲笑、難為、殘殺相信祂的人。這些景象我們今日自己經厯到、在報章及新聞中也常常看到這些景象,跟隨基督的生活從來都不容易 ,有時甚至的艱苦的,但當我們讀到「吾主上主要從人人的臉上拭去淚痕」(依25:8)會覺得安慰,因為這拭去淚痕的是慈母般的手。

參加救恩的盛宴也不是沒有條件的,必需穿禮服。這禮服是指「穿上基督」,也就是恆心地按基督的教導,過愛主愛人的生活。

 

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

 

Rest-in-Peace
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 +

 

 

Particular Items

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/

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

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 Amazonwww.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 (franklavin@comcast.net, 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 ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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:martin.thomas@sfarch.orgor Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “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 jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
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

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed. Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

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