Exodus 22:20-26; I Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Matthew 22:34-40. In the first reading, the Lord tells the Israelites the laws regarding treatment of aliens, widows, and orphans, and the lending of money to the poor. Paul compliments the Thessalonians for their faith and for becoming a model for all the believers…not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has gone forth. In the Gospel, a scholar of the law tests Jesus, regarding the greatest commandment in the law. Jesus answers with two commandments, concerning love of God and love of neighbor.

 

Domenico 30A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Al di sopra dei beni sta la persona umana. Ad esse bisogna saper guardare con aperture di cuore e con disponibilità alla misericordia. Che crede in Dio riconosce veramente quant’è grande la dignità dell’uomo creato a sua imagine e somiglianza. Si tratta di cogliere il disegno di Dio, lungo il cammino della vità.

 

 常年期第三十主日

 今天的讀經一和福音都集中在愛天主和愛人這兩條重大的誡命上。讀經一教我們應該幫助有急需的、無依的人,也不要苛待和壓迫工人。就像孔子說的:「己所不欲,勿施於人。」今天讀的是馬竇福音的最後一章(二十二章)。在這裏,耶穌反覆叮呤,最重要的誡命是「全心、全靈、全意愛上主,你的天主。還有一條與它相似,就是愛近人如你自己。」

耶穌要我們不必像以前以色列人那樣牢記許多誡命,而是找出最重要的誡命,就是「愛主愛人」,不過不單記得就算了,還要要身體力行,把這愛的誡命實踐出來。因為聖若望宗徒說:「假如有人說:『我愛天主』 ,但卻不愛自己的兄弟,便是說謊,因為不愛自己看見的弟兄的,就不能愛自己所看不見天主。」

星期三(11/01)是諸聖節,這天的福音《真福八端》,耶穌鼓勵、提醒我們,古往今來的聖人就是活出了這八端真福的教訓,他們是我們的模範。星期四是追思已亡日,我們為教內已去世的的兄弟姊妹祈禱,使他們早日得享永遠福樂。

 

 

From Fr. Gael: Sometimes we have the capacity to complicate things. Look at the numbers of laws which were part of the Jewish code of conduct. Several hundred! Moses brings it down to ten, dictated by God on Sinai. And then Jesus brings it down to two. Now we have some kind of hope of keeping up with it. But do not be deceived. Jesus’ reduction down to Love of God and Love of neighbor is not simplistic. It is far more challenging than the few words imply. Choosing to love others is not necessarily easy, and sometimes loving some of those closest to us is a challenge for whatever the reason. So fewer laws does not make for an easier task. It actually centers our life focus in a very specific way. Each of us knows where the challenge lies for us. And so, to make the challenge even more focused, we hear Jesus say: “Love one another as I have loved you.” And we know where the LOVE of Jesus leads.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Allan Fingerhut – Les MacDonald
Frank Cresci

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                October 25, 2020
7:30        Donna, Frances, &  John Traverso +
8:45        Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe & Frances Cresci +
10:15     Angela Canepa +
11:45     Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Special Blessings for Dino Ortega
5:00        Intention Sharon Roso

 Monday                              October 26, 2020
7:00        Genoveva Martinez Buenaventura +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of John Bonjean + 

Tuesday                               October 27, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona + 

Wednesday                        October 28, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Costantino Laurent + 

Thursday                             October 29, 2020
7:00        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Friday                                   October 30, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Victoria Bugayong +
9:00        In Honor of St. Jude

Saturday                             October 31, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        In Honor of and Thanksgiving to St. Jude
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

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 on Sundays, until further notice, Masses will be at 8:45 (English) ; 10:15AM (Chinese/English); 1:00 (Italian/English) & 5:00PM. (English).

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

Second Collection: This weekend we have a second collection for the school. Please be generous!

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

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 basket, or turn them in to the parish office.

All Saints Day: This year, All Saints Day falls on a Sunday, November 1.

40 Days For Life Fall Campaign: Defend FINAL WEEK! 40 Days For Life Fall Campaign will be held at Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco, from September 23 to November 1. Vigil hours are: Monday: 11am to 7pm; Tuesday: 8am to 7pm; Wednesday: 8am to 5pm; Thursday: 8am to 7pm; Friday: 8am to 5pm; Saturday: 8am to 5pm; and Sunday (at Planned Parenthood’s soon-to-be-opened Bush Street location at 1522 Bush St.) 9am to 2pm. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start that again, in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Don Bosco Study Group: The 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 Amazonhttps://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 (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.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form here.

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.

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 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!

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                 25           30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               26           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               27           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         28           Simon and Jude; Apostles
Thursday             29           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  30           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              31           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 01           All Saints Day

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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