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.
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
Allan Fingerhut – Les MacDonald
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 +
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 Amazon– https://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. 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 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 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 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
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