Wisdom 6:12-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 or 4:3-14; Matthew 25:1-13. The first reading says that Wisdom is resplendent and unfading, and can be found by those whop seek her. In his Letter to the Thessalonians, Paul writes that Jesus’ resurrection enables them to have hope that those Christians who have preceded them in death will also rise in Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the ten virgins. Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
Domenico 32A Del Tempo Ordinario
La parabola delle dieci vergini suggerisce quale atteggiamento occorre tenere, quando lo sposo arriverà. Poiché non sappiamo quando giungerà, bisognerà tenersi pronti per comprare ciò di cui avremo bisogno per entrare con Lui nella sala del banchetto, e partecipare alle nozze eterne. L’attesa, per quanto lunga possa essere, deve stimolare la vigilanza e la nostra previdenza.
From Fr. Gael: Upon hearing the Scout motto, someone asked Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell the inevitable follow-up question. “Prepared for what?” “Why, for any old thing,” he replied. In 1907, Baden-Powell, an English soldier, devised the Scout motto: Be Prepared. He published it in Scouting for Boys in 1908. (Two years later, in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded.) In Scouting for Boys, Baden-Powell wrote that to Be Prepared means “you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty.” This can be appropriated applied to the Gospel parable of today’s mass. However, we apply this to our relationship with God, “to be in readiness in heart, soul, mind and body in our relationship to God. Since we only get one chance to live our lives, it is paramount to do the best we can now. Readiness, I would say, means living in the presence of God, so that our lives are as Godly as possible. This is our challenge in our daily lives so that as Baden-Powell says, we are prepared for “any old thing.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday November 8, 2020
8:45 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. + –
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Donna, Frances, & John Traverso +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
Thanksgiving from Francis Tia
5:00 Vicenta Mendez +
Monday November 9, 2020
7:00 Birthday of Lorna Bugayong
9:00 Nina & Ugo Torre +
Tuesday November 10, 2020
7:00 Ernesto & Ilide Piazza +
9:00 Soul of Giuseppina Laurent +
Wednesday November 11, 2020
7:00 Anniversary of the Death of Lorraine De Nicolai +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III +
Thursday November 12, 2020
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Healing Luisa Valentina
Friday November 13, 2020
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Angela Balistreri +
Saturday November 14, 2020
7:30 Franco Ortesi +
9:00 Joseph Riccio +
5:00 The Curreri & Mazzucco Family +
Georgiana Rose Mitchell
Richard Devincenzi – Sharon Roso
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.
Church Open, Public Masses Resumed:: 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).
Today’s Rosaries: At 2:30PM the weekly Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral will take place. Join us!
Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary: And, at 3:00PM, the Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary is recited. Go here to join in:
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Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators, the Salesian lay ministry founded by Don Bosco himself, will meet via ZOOM on Monday, November 9 at 7PM. Everyone welcome.
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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus! He wants to see you! Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Parking available.
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!
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.
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 parish’s Kenya Hospital Project).
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
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
Choose Life! “Suicidal individuals—with or without a terminal illness—typically do not want to die… The patient requesting assisted suicide is often asking, ‘Does anyone want me to be alive, or care enough to talk me out of this request and support me through this difficult time?’” –USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “Every Suicide is Tragic”
Sunday 08 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 09 The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Tuesday 10 Leo the Great; Pope, Doctor
Wednesday 11 Martin of Tours; Bishop
Thursday 12 Josaphat; Bishop, Martyr
Friday 13 Frances Xavier Cabrini; Virgin
Saturday 14 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 15 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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