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.

 

諸聖節

通常我們紀念某一個聖人,效法他、求他們為我們轉禱,例如最近祝聖的聖教宗若望二十三及聖教宗若望.保祿二世等聖人。今天教會紀今沒有列在年曆中的聖人,但這些聖人們和我們平常紀念的聖人一樣尊貴,他在世時也許做着和我們相似的工作,過着和我們同樣的生活,有着各種困難,但他們善用聖寵,效法耶穌,克服了一切困難,默默地過着不為人知的聖善生活,也默默地影響了他周圍的人,他們善度了一生,現在安然到達天堂的彼岸,和天主日夕相對,安享永福。他們是我們生活的標準,是我們學習,作為榜樣並且是我們祈求幫助的人。

這些聖人也是我們的希望。讓我們知道天堂是實的,永生是在真實的,也是我們此生的目的。我們也要像他們一樣,以耶穌的言行為生活的楷模。我們要服侍他人當作服侍耶穌。

我們每一個人都有成聖成賢的使命,天主要我們都能在天堂上與祂同在。此世的生活即使有各種困難,但是我們充滿希望,因為我們可藉聖體、聖事、祈禱的幫助去達到目的。我們更可以求天堂上的諸聖為我們轉求,他們的祈禱一定更有效,因為他們比我們更接近天主。

十一月二日是追思已亡日,別忘記為已去世的人祈禱。因為天堂諸聖、煉獄靈魂和我們息息相關。而死亡不是生命的終結,而是一種誕生,永恆的生命的開始。

本月五日第一個星期五我們特別恭敬耶穌聖心,六日第一個星期六特別恭敬聖母,最好能去參與彌撒,或多祈禱

 

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 +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Pierina Torre Maso – Frank Cresci
Robbie from the Neighborhood – Flora Luz Ortiz Bolanos
Janice Coe – Elena Simi – John Gerard Hussey

 

Particular Items

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 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 (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 jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
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

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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