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.

 

常年期第三十二主日

今天的讀經一是智慧書,作者以女性(或者聖母)去描寫智慧,她是光芒四射,永不衰退的。如果細細讀書中的章節,你會發覺她很像基督的容貎。如果你要尋覓她,她很容易找到,她渴望與人為友,如果你「一有追求她的志願,她必預先顯示給他們……不必費心……思念智慧,是齊全的明智哲,為她守夜不寐的,很快就必無顧慮。」

今天的福音也着重在智慧方面,提了燈,又帶了油的五個童女是明智的,她們謹小慎微,時刻提高警覺,努力行善,堅精不渝,這是我們做基督門徒應有的精神,就像守夜等待的智慧的童女一樣,提了燈帶了油,油就是各種善行,使燈常明不滅,對基督堅精的愛常存不渝。基督到來之日,天堂的門為她們大開。

聖保祿告訴得撒洛尼人對已死的人不要存着失望,他所指的不是失去親人的傷心,因為所愛的人死去,傷心是正常的,但死亡不是終結,一個有基督信仰的人應該明白,我們既然與基督結為一體,將來當然也與祂同享光榮。我們要做的是為他們祈禱,教會定十一月為煉靈月,就是這個意思,提醒我們我們多多為煉靈祈禱。

 

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 +

 

Baptisms
Georgiana Rose Mitchell

Rest-in-Peace
Richard Devincenzi – Sharon Roso

 

Particular Items

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 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

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

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”

Liturgical Calendar
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

 

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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