Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; I Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46. In the first reading, the Lord speaks through Ezekiel, telling the people that he is the shepherd caring for his sheep. He provides for all their needs, and will judge between sheep, and between rams and goats. Paul writes to the Corinthians, telling them that as Christ has been raised from the dead, then so too in Christ shall all be brought to life. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples of the time when the Son of Man shall come in glory and sit upon his throne, separating the sheep from the goats.
GESÙ CRISTO RE DELL’UNIVERSO
Ci ritroviamo, nell’esperienza quotidiana, a fare i conti con tante realtà che ci domandano conto del nostro operato. Alla fine della vita saremo chiamati a fare l’esame della situazione. Verificheremo con il Giudice supremo, il nostro operato, confrontandolo con la legge dell’amore.
From Fr. Gael: The Gospel today on the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year is the last public discourse of Jesus. It is very interesting to notice the topic of that discourse which is how our lives will be judged. It will be on recognizing the presence of Jesus in those around us and how we respond to their needs. If we fail to recognized Jesus in them, then we fail to recognize Jesus. This becomes extremely challenging in a city like ours where there is such a high incidence of homelessness. At times it is very difficult to recognize the face of Jesus in what we witness. This is especially in the case of those who seem to be intoxicated or on drugs. But there is precisely where we find the suffering Jesus Christ. I find myself challenged in these moments to transcend external appearances and to find the spiritual motivation to be the presence of Jesus Christ. Just how do we do that? Yet that is the challenge that today’s gospel gives to us. It is the last Sunday of this Liturgical year. Next Sunday, we begin to prepare for the coming of the Eternal Light of Christ into a darkened world. It is in that Light that we find the answer.–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday November 22, 2020
8:45 Birthday of Eduardo de Castro – Enes Greco +
10:15 Soul of Maria Kiu +
11:45 Steve & Lena Cuneo + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Esther Fernandez +
Monday November 23, 2020
7:00 Teresita Armas +
9:00 Tony Scopel + – Lina Lazzarini +
Tuesday November 24, 2020
7:00 Irene & Silvio Rossi +
9:00 John C. Riccio + – Italo Giannone +
Wednesday November 25, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Phyllis Bruno + – Nyck Irvin +
Thursday November 26, 2020
9:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
Elena, Angela, & Delia Serafini + – Aldo Laurent & Ilva Baccetti +
Friday November 27, 2020
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00 Sr. Veronica Milyo, FMA + – Thomas Brock +
Saturday November 28, 2020
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Frank Tognotti + – Italo Giannone +
5:00 Maria & Luigi Ghiglieri +
Nellie Picolotto – Anna Figone
Wadyr Pereira Simões
Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. School has started, but could sure use your help!
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: We have the two regular Sunday Rosaries today, the Rosary Walk at 2:30, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary at 3PM. The ZOOM logon info is here:
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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.
Thanksgiving Day: On Thanksgiving, as always, there will be just one Mass, at 9:00 AM. Join us in thanking God before spending time with your loved ones!
Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.
Salesian Anniversary Mass: On November 30, the Feast of St. Andrew, patron of our Salesian Province, there will be a special Mass celebrating anniversaries of Religious Profession and Ordination. Honorees will include our dear Fr. Armand Oliveri, who celebrates the 80th Anniversary of his religious profession, and 70 years as a priest! Fr. Armand, pray for us! The Mass is at 4PM, and parishioners are invited to join via livestream.
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!
Choose Life! “The family on earth is meant to be a mirror of the Trinity, God’s divine ‘family’ in heaven. God intends the family to be our first school of love, holiness and commitment. In the family, we learn who we are — and who God has created us to be. The family is vital in God’s plan for our personal lives.” –Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, “We Need to Stand Up for Parents and Families,” July 8, 2011.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Sunday 22 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Monday 23 Clement I; Pope, Martyr, Columban; Abbot, Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro; Priest, Martyr
Tuesday 24 Andrew Dũng-Lac; Priest And Companions; Martyrs
Wednesday 25 Catherine of Alexandria; Virgin, Martyr
Thursday 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday 27 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 28 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 29 The First Sunday of Advent, The New Liturgical Year
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