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.
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
Richard Devincenzi – Sharon Roso
Incoronata Chiuccarelli – Harry Diamond
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 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
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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