Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21. The first reading from Proverbs declares a worthy wife as having value far beyond pearls. She is described as bringing goodness, being entrusted with her husband’s heart, hard-working, and in fear of the Lord. Paul tells the Thessalonians that they are children of the light and children of the day, and thus, disaster will not befall them when the day of the Lord comes. In the Gospel, Jesus tells a parable of the faithful servant who multiplies the talents given him by his master.

 

Domenico 33A Del Tempo Ordinario

La vita è dono di cui dovremo render conto. Il Signore non ci chiede solo di evitare il male. Bensì di fare il bene impegnando le doti e la qualità che Lui ci ha dato. Vivere significa lavorare quotidianamente per il Regno, la cui costruzione è affidata a ciascuno di noi.

 

常年期第三十三主日

上主日和本主日的福音的主題都在準備耶穌再來,上主日那五個帶了油的童女享受到豐盛的婚宴,而沒有準備的童女被置之門外。而讀經二中,聖保祿提醒德撒洛尼人要隨時警覺努力行善,以迎接耶穌再來。今天的福音描述忠心的僕人不投閒置散,浪費時間,而是明智也利用天主所給的才能。天主分施每一個人的恩賜、、生命、才智、愛與行動的能力,雖然不是人人一樣,雖然多少不相等,但總是足夠他得救恩所需要的一切。重要的不是在於所得多少,而在於我們怎樣利用這些恩賜。因此一個才智過人,而祇不過不失地做了他份內的事,在天主的眼中他並沒有好好地服侍祂和世人,他不算得忠信,倒不如一個才智不及他而盡力去做,即使結果不及那才智過人的,而在天主眼中他是最忠信的。

 

From Fr. Gael: The challenge of today’s Gospel is to not play it safe. The first two servants take risks because they know the nature of their master who expects success from them for the increase of his own material possessions. The master wants to see a return on his investment. That is why playing it safe is not an appropriate strategy.  That is why playing it safe incurs the wrath of the master. The master wants the servants to play the risky choices to increase his own wealth. So the strategy of burying the money for security is the most insecure choice of all. Jesus himself is a Master of Risk. He takes the risk of the cross and comes up with the Resurrection. So what does the master expect of us. To put it concisely, he expects us to be risk takers of the caliber of Jesus Christ. Imagine with what we can come up! The possibilities are limitless. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                November 15, 2020
8:45        The Ettorina Cardella Family + –  Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45     Wedding Anniversary GB & Ida De Martini –
Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Family + 

Monday                               November 16, 2020
7:00        Mary, Mario + & Birthday Blessing Johnny Ortesi
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Valentine Te + – Mara Amato +

Tuesday                               November 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini + – Donato Rossi +

Wednesday                        November 18, 2020
7:00        Maria & Ambrogio Calcagno +
9:00        Antonio Corona + – Luigi & Maria Giannone +

Thursday                             November 19, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Fortunato, Antonia & Giuseppe D’Ascoli + –
Elvira Giannone +

Friday                                   November 20, 2020
7:00        Francis Yeung +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – David Cosenza +

Saturday                              November 21, 2020
7:30        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00        Joan Coker +
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Please Pray for:
All the sick of the Parish 

Rest-in-Peace
Richard Devincenzi – Sharon Roso
Incoronata Chiuccarelli – Harry Diamond

 

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).

Sunday Rosaries: The two regular Sunday Rosaries happen tomorrow: the Rosary Walk at 2:30 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary at 3:00PM. Here is the login info:

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

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! 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!

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).

Healing After Abortion: Women seeking healing after abortion are invited to a one-day retreat led by Contemplative of St. Joseph Father Vito Perrone, COSJ with Father George Schultze, SJ on December 5 2020. The retreat team includes a therapists and a psychologist. The December 5 event will be at a confidential location and counseling and confessions will be offered in Spanish and English. There will be periods for personal prayer and reflection, or for consultation with the team members for counseling, spiritual direction or the sacrament of reconciliation. The retreat ends with the celebration of Mass.  Note: This one-day retreat will be in person. All social distancing and public-health protocols will be observed. It will begin with coffee at 9:30 AM and end with the celebration of Mass at 3:00 PM. To sign up or learn more, please call (415) 614 5567, go 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-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 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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 martinthomas@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

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. Please visit
parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form  here and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Choose Life! “The most profound reason why the campaign for assisted suicide is a threat, and not an aid, to human freedom has to do with the very reality of the human person. The founders of our country declared that each human being has certain inalienable rights that governments must PROTECT. The first right is the right to life. It is named before the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is the condition for enjoying all other rights and all other goods. Other rights lose their foundation if life itself can be destroyed with impunity. Our Christian faith goes even further in its understanding in seeing life as the gift of God, the Creator. Each human life is sacred. One cannot uphold human freedom by undercutting its foundation, the sacredness of human life, of each person.” –Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 15           33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               16           Margaret of Scotland; Queen, Gertrude; Virgin
Tuesday               17           Elizabeth of Hungary; Religious
Wednesday        18           Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Rose Philippine Duchesne; Virgin
Thursday             19           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                    20           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              21           The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 22           Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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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