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Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44. In the first reading, Isaiah prophesies that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established and raised, and that instruction shall come out of Zion. Then God will judge between nations. Saint Paul warns the Romans that salvation is imminent, and that they should cast off sin and darkness and choose to live in the light of Jesus Christ. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus speaks to his disciples about the people of Noah’s time who were living carelessly when the flood came, and warns that as it was then, so it is for them. They must be watchful and ready, for God will come at an hour they do not expect.

Domenica 1A Di Avvento

All’inizio del nuovo Anno Liturgico ogni cristiano aspetti il Signore con viva e consapevole partecipazione. Dobbiamo vivere l’Avvento nel segno della pace, dell’impegno cristiano, della vigilanza, della solerzia e creatività. Comportamenti che renderanno possibile le nostra salvezza.

基督君王節
今天是耶穌君王節,耶穌可以說是最不像君王的君王,祂出身卑微;祂的一生祇有付出,沒有收收穫,還被嘲笑、羞辱、輕視、仇視,最後被判最殘忍的酷刑,死在十字架上。甚至臨死前仍被嘲諷:「如果你是猶太人的君王,就救救你己吧!」的確,祂在表面上,一點都不像君王。
然而,祂真的是君王,祂不需要救自己,而是以自己的苦難、聖死救贖整個人類!祂的王權祇被那在祂旁邊同樣被懸在十字架右邊的所謂「善盜」認出,他知道自己招致死亡的原因由於犯了大罪,而身邊的耶穌是無罪的,因此喊出了:「當祢在祢的王國時,請記念我。」他得到即時的賞報:「今天你就要與我一同在樂園裏。」
今天,世界上仍有人不能承認耶穌是君王,祇有那相信祂和信賴祂,並且認識到自己需要救贖的人,才能享受到在這君王統治下的幸福。
From Fr. Gael: You know, the Apple IWatch is a magnificent little invention. It is a watch that tells time, but so much more than just time. It is a calendar, a calculator, an exercise tracker, an address book. It plays music. It can answer your phone (“Dick Tracy style”). And there’s so much more it does. It’s a computer on your wrist. It can completely direct your life. However, it can’t live your life. As we start Advent today, and we’re directed to be aware of the time, not just wrist watch time, the scripture is giving us direction to live our lives in constant awareness of the presence of God within our lives.The wrist watch can’t do that. We must choose to do that. That is why Holy Mother the Church gives us Advent each year. It is an annual call to be aware of God time in our lives. It is an opportunity to realize that God comes again. That makes it a time of anticipation for the great moment of Emmanuel, of “God-with-us”.  It is our once again time to live the anticipation of this transcendental moment of the birth of Jesus Christ. May we pay attention to this time, not on our wrists, but deeply within our hearts.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Rest in Peace
Alexis Malone Waugh – Emanuela Palazzo – Roger Moskaira
Hazel Loomis Friedman
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday  December 1, 2019 
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei +
11:45 Carla Ferrando +
1:00 Sheila B. Thomeczek +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +
Monday  December 2, 2019 
7:00 Thanksgiving from Emmanuel Te
9:00 Marie Hong Tran + – Roger Micheli + (Conc.)
Tuesday   December 3, 2019 
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Louis Ferralis +
Wednesday December 4, 2019 
7:00 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 Fred Scolari + – Anna Bylery + (Conc.)
Thursday   December 5, 2019
7:00 Anniversary of the Death of Rosa Marenzi +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Biagio Dito + (Conc.)
Friday  December 6, 2019 
7:00 John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances and   Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00 Maria & Ambrogio Calcagno + –    Joan Gelvin + (Conc.)
Saturday  December 7, 2019 
7:30 Birthday of Ernesto Marenzi  +
9:00 Marie Hong Tran +
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

Particular Items

Happy Advent, Happy New Year! Today is the First Sunday in Advent, the beginning of the New Liturgical Year.

Daily Advent Reflections: Help deepen your Advent experience! Every day during Advent we will be emailing the Gospel of the day, plus a reflection from Fr. Gael. If you’d like to be added to the distribution for this, call the parish office or email Gibbons at gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Guadalupana Pilgrimage: Come honor Mary our Mother, under the title of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe on Saturday, December 7 at the annual Guadalupana Crusade Pilgrimage! Last year 30,000 people attended! The pilgrimage starts at All Souls Church in South San Francisco at 5AM, and after  various stops, ends at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 2PM. Please visit cruzadaguadalupana.org for more information.

First Saturday Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary: On Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 PM, the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration invite you to attend the First Saturday Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary at their monastery chapel, 771 Ashbury St . The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Vito Perrone from the Contemplatives of St. Joseph. The Sisters will be supporting Fr. Vito by elevating the Sacred with Gregorian chanting during the Sacrificial Liturgy in the Extraordinary Form. Your favorite Marian hymns, including the beautiful Maria Mater Gratiae, Inviolata and Alma Redemptoris Mater will be sung. For more information, contact Mother Rosalba at 415-566-2743 or mpador@aol.com

Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Please be generous.

Welcome, Bishop Savio! Next Sunday, we are blessed and honored to welcome Bishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, SDB (韓大輝) from Hong Kong. His Excellency will celebrate the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass, and a reception will follow in the Parish Center.

Chinese Apostolate Christmas Show: The Chinese Apostolate will host their annual Christmas show at 11:30 on Sunday, December 15.

Christmas Novena: The Chanted Christmas Novena Service will be held in the Church at 5:00PM on December 16, 17, 18, 20 and 23. This is your chance to join the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in their evening prayer!

Advent Penance Service: This year’s Advent Penance Service will be on Monday, December 16, at 7:00PM. ALL parishioners are invited and urged to attend!

School Christmas Pageant: The school Christmas Pageant will be on Thursday, December 19, at 7PM.

Christmas Legends: St. Nicholas: December 6 is the Feast of St. Nicholas. How did St. Nicholas become “Santa Claus”? Nicholas was a priest, born in Patara, in 280 AD, in what is now Turkey. He became Bishop of the city of Myra. He was well known for his generosity to the poor. Once, a merchant in Myra had a business disaster, leaving his three daughters without dowries. This meant they couldn’t get married, and might be sold into slavery by creditors. Nicholas, the good bishop, heard about this and decided to take action. He sneaked onto the roof of the merchant’s house on three successive nights, dropping a bag of gold down the chimney each night. The astonished father, wondering where the gold was coming from, lay in wait on the third night. He caught St. Nicholas in the act, and embraced him in gratitude. In due course, all three daughters got married. Ever since, children have hung their stockings by the fireplace on Christmas Eve, to make things as easy as possible for St. Nick!

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Pre-K Open House: The Laura Vicuña Pre-K (ages 3-5 years) and the kindergarten of Saints Peter and Paul School will host their annual open house on January 12, 2020 from 10AM-12PM. Applications for the fall of 2020 will be available at that time. An open house for all of SSPP School will be on January 29th at 6PM.

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.

Choose Life! “The beginning of the Liturgical Year helps us live anew the expectation of God who took flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, God who makes himself little, who becomes a child; it speaks to us of the coming of a God who is close, who chose to experience human life from the very beginning in order to save it totally, in its fullness. And so the mystery of Lord’s Incarnation and the beginning of human life are closely and harmoniously connected and in tune with each other in the one saving plan of God, the Lord of the life of each and everyone.” –Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Celebration of First Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, 2010.

More Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every and no faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 01 First Sunday of Advent
Monday 02 Advent Weekday
Tuesday 03 Francis Xavier; Priest
Wednesday 04 John Damascene; Priest Doctor
Thursday 05 Advent Weekday
Friday 06  Advent Weekday, Nicolas; Bishop
Saturday 07 Ambrose; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday 08 Second Sunday of Advent

Your faithful donations of last week will be published in next week’s bulletin.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

2 Samuel 5:1-3; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke  23:35-43. In the first reading, the tribes of Israel anoint David, their shepherd, as king. In the reading from Colossians, Paul writes of the incredible glory of Jesus, firstborn of all creation., head of the Church, and preeminent over all creation. In the Gospel, Jesus shows his compassion and mercy by assuring the good thief of his entrance into his kingdom.
Gesù Cristo Re Dell’Universo
 
È Cristi il centro della fede, della morale, dela catechesi: È Cristo crocefisso che noi siamo chiamati ad annunciare. La sua regalità non proviene dalla sua potenza ma dal sacrificio della Croce e dal suo amore per gli uomini. Essere cristiani è accogliere lo scandalo della Croce. Ognuno di noi si riconosca in Cristo Re crocefisso.
基督君王節今天是耶穌君王節,耶穌可以說是最不像君王的君王,祂出身卑微;祂的一生祇有付出,沒有收收穫,還被嘲笑、羞辱、輕視、仇視,最後被判最殘忍的酷刑,死在十字架上。甚至臨死前仍被嘲諷:「如果你是猶太人的君王,就救救你己吧!」的確,祂在表面上,一點都不像君王。然而,祂真的是君王,祂不需要救自己,而是以自己的苦難、聖死救贖整個人類!祂的王權祇被那在祂旁邊同樣被懸在十字架右邊的所謂「善盜」認出,他知道自己招致死亡的原因由於犯了大罪,而身邊的耶穌是無罪的,因此喊出了:「當祢在祢的王國時,請記念我。」他得到即時的賞報:「今天你就要與我一同在樂園裏。」

今天,世界上仍有人不能承認耶穌是君王,祇有那相信祂和信賴祂,並且認識到自己需要救贖的人,才能享受到在這君王統治下的幸福。

From Fr. Gael: This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year and we associate it with the Feast of Christ the King. Christ denied temporal kingship and Kingdom when he stood before Pilate. But since that time and until the end of time Christ is the King of Hearts and his Kingdom extends over space and time. Since he gave his heart’s blood on the cross on Calvary, people through the centuries have given their lives and their life blood for him. The Roman empire came and went, and the Kingdom of Christ still stands. The litany of the saints through the ages attest to that. We who receive the King in our hearts in Eucharist attest to that. Along with Fr. Miguel Pro and countless other martyrs and confessors we attest to that. On this feast of Christ, the King, let us proclaim it again, “Long live Christ the King who rules over our hearts with Love!” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Rest-in-Peace
Rosalind Sabella – Alexis Malone Waugh
Emanuela Palazzo – Richard Harrington

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  November 24, 2019
7:30 John C. Riccio +
8:45 Frank Tognotti +
10:15 Conchita & Emil Chao +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci + – Ginny Joosen + (Conc.)
1:00 Norma Garibaldi +
5:00 Dora Franceschi +

Monday  November 25, 2019
7:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
9:00 Phyllis Bruno + – Policarpo Pimentel + (Conc.)

Tuesday   November 26, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Elena, Angelo, & Delia Serafini + – Gerald Sullivan + (Conc.)

Wednesday November 27, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00 Sr. Veronica Milyo, FMA + – Richard Harrington + (Conc.)

Thursday   November 28, 2019
9:00 Marie Hong Tran + – Enes Greco +
Umberto Giosi Sereni + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)

Friday  November 29, 2019
7:00 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia + – Tommy Mazzucco + (Conc.)

Saturday  November 30, 2019
7:30 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Birthday of Celestina Sbgaria + – Rosario Sederiosa + (Conc.)
5:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

Particular Items

Feast of Christ the King, End of the Liturgical Year: Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and with it, the end of the Liturgical Year. “The Liturgical Year is the way Mother Church places before us the main events and teachings in the life of Jesus. When we remember the events and stories in the life of Jesus, we make them as real to us as they were to those who first experienced them. We bring past events into the now.” Each of the three Liturgical Years uses one of the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, & Luke. We conclude Year C (Luke) today, and begin Year A (Matthew) on December 1, the First Sunday of Advent. Saints Luke and Matthew, pray for us!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Please be generous.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

Thanksgiving Day Schedule: As always, on Thanksgiving Day we have just one Mass, at 9:00 AM. All are invited to join in thanking God for his overflowing blessings!

Help Feed the Poor on Thanksgiving? If you’d like to volunteer for our Thanksgiving Dinner for the poor and others of the neighborhood, email Marc at marcabruno@yahoo.com

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

All Souls Envelopes: November is the month of all the faithful departed. You can find All Souls envelopes in the pews and on the tables.

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 our website to learn more about the school.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website for more details.

Daily Advent Reflections: Help deepen your Advent experience! Every day during Advent, starting next Sunday, December 1, we will be emailing the Gospel of the day, plus a reflection from Fr. Gael. If you’d like to be added to the distribution for this, call the parish office or email Gibbons at gibbons@salesiansspp.org.

Guadalupana Pilgrimage: Come honor Mary our Mother, under the title of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe on Saturday, December 7 at the annual Guadalupana Crusade Pilgrimage! Last year 30,000 people attended! The pilgrimage starts at All Souls Church in South San Francisco at 5AM, and after  various stops, ends at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 2PM. Please visit cruzadaguadalupana.org for more information.

First Saturday Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary: On Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 PM, the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration invite you to attend the First Saturday Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary at their monastery chapel, 771 Ashbury St . The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Vito Perrone from the Contemplatives of St. Joseph. The Sisters will be supporting Fr. Vito by elevating the Sacred with Gregorian chanting during the Sacrificial Liturgy in the Extraordinary Form. Your favorite Marian hymns, including the beautiful Maria Mater Gratiae, Inviolata and Alma Redemptoris Mater will be sung. For more information, contact Mother Rosalba at 415-566-2743 or mpador@aol.com

Welcome, Bishop Savio! On Sunday, December 8, we are blessed and honored to welcome Bishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, SDB (韓大輝) from Hong Kong. His Excellency will celebrate the 10:15 AM Chinese Mass, and a reception will follow in the Parish Center.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: 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!

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every and no faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 24 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Monday 25 Catherine of Alexandria; Virgin, Martyr
Tuesday 26 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 27 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 28 Weekday in Ordinary Time, Thanksgiving Day
Friday 29 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 30 Andrew; Apostle, Martyr
Sunday 01 First Sunday of Advent

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,973.
Second Collection (Parish School): $1,790.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Malachi 3:19-20a; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19. In the first reading, Malachi proclaims the coming judgment where the proud and evildoers will face destruction, while those who fear the Lord will be healed. In the second reading, Paul reminds believers to behave in an orderly way. In the Gospel, Jesus describes events that involve the persecution and suffering of believers, and warns them not to be taken in by false prophets or worldly signs.
Domenica 33A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
I profeti annunciano che si sarà la fine di questo mondo. Anche Gesù, come profeta si colloca alla fine della storia e mette davanti ai nostri occhi le difficoltà che non ci devono disarmare. Il bene alla fine trionferà e così “cieli nuovi e terra nuovi” sorgeranno.

常年期第三十三主日

上主日的福音中提到人死後復活,今天提到的仍是有關這方面的問題,以「上主的日子」 —— 世界末日為標題。耶穌說到那時有許多徵兆,但並不是末日立刻就到,不必驚慌,但我們可以明白這是天主仁慈地提醒我們,要時刻警醒。

耶穌又提到許多人會假冒祂的名,散佈邪說,令人迷惑,因此我們要認識教會的道理,要堅定信德,不要受騙。耶穌又預告:戰爭、叛亂、天災、飢荒將要出現,還有人身的迫害,這一切聽來可怕,其實未嘗不是天主給我們機會,要我們改善自己,幫助有需要的人。我們也許不致因信仰而受到肉身的迫害,但每天在日常生活中為基督作見證有時也會遭受困難,被人反對嘲笑,但我們不要怕,因為耶穌答應我們,祂會保護我們,保證我們不會失落,祇要我們堅忍到底。

From Fr. Gael: This is an apocalyptic reading for the coming end of the liturgical year. Actually, the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem had already taken place when this Gospel was written. So, when Luke puts in Jesus’ words about the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, credibility is assumed. This is a time when the early followers of Jesus were trying to figure out where they fit in. They’re not welcome by the Jewish culture of Jerusalem. The Temple is gone. Who are they? They gradually work that out in the active following of Jesus Christ through the first Christian communities. In our secular world, you might say we are working out how we can give witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We would do well to ask the intercession of the first followers of Christ of that critical time to help us reaffirm our identity today as followers of Christ. The world needs us as much today as it needed them in their time. What bonds us together is the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus, yesterday, today and always. Amen. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Baptisms
Presley McQuaid – Wyatt Kristian Ellis
Luke Ryan DiGiacomo
Weddings

Brian Franzoia and Angelica Diaz
Rest-in-Peace

Rosalind Sabella Clark – Richard Harrington – Clare Salles Jurvig

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  November 17, 2019
7:30 Marie Hong Tran +
8:45 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15 Soul of Maria Kiu +
11:45 Wedding Anniversary of GB + and Ida De Martini – Charles Rudnick + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  November 18, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of Valentine Te + – Ida May Flores Debrunner + (Conc.)

Tuesday   November 19, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli + – George Silva + (Conc.)

Wednesday November 20, 2019
7:00 Thank you Dear God for All our Blessings
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – The Holy Souls in Purgatory + (Conc.)

Thursday   November 21, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Joan Coker + – Eileen Linehan + (Conc.)

 Friday  November 22, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Alexander James Markus +
9:00 Birthday Eduardo de Castro + –  Dora Varacchi + (Conc.)

 Saturday  November 23, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Tony Scopel + – Eva Lari & Eugenia & Lorenzo Lari + (Conc.)
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous in supporting Catholic education!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is at 7PM, but in the rectory.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

All Souls Envelopes: November is the month of all the faithful departed. You can find All Souls envelopes in the pews and on the tables.

Mass for the Faithful Departed Homeless: On Saturday, November 23, 2019 at11 AM, at the Church of the Visitation, 655 Sunnydale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134, the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will celebrate a Mass of the Dead for our homeless brothers and sisters. “When they die, who remembers the chronically homeless and often mentally ill and alcoholic or drug-addicted men and women who wandered our streets? Often, no one. In many cases, no one around them even knew their real names. But they are children of God.”

Mothers Club Bingo: On Saturday, November 23, the Mothers’ Club of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will host their annual Bingo Fundraiser. The fun starts at 11AM. Call 415-397-3068 for tickets and more information.

Thanksgiving Day Schedule: As always, on Thanksgiving Day we have just one Mass, at 9:00 AM. All are invited to join in thanking God for his overflowing blessings!

Help Feed the Poor on Thanksgiving? If you’d like to volunteer for our Thanksgiving Dinner for the poor and others of the neighborhood, email Marc at marcabruno@yahoo.com

Guadalupana Pilgrimage: Come honor Mary our Mother, under the title of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe on Saturday, December 7 at the annual Guadalupana Crusade Pilgrimage! Last year 30,000 people attended! The pilgrimage starts at All Souls Church in South San Francisco at 5AM, and after  various stops, ends at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 2PM. Please visit cruzadaguadalupana.org for more information.

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.
 
Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help. Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809 or Dr. Harris at 415-421-5219.

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website for more details.

Religious Education-CCD: The 2019-2020 Religious Education-CCD program has begun. We still welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8. 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. Students are asked to attend the 8:45am Mass, and we meet at the Pre-K room. 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.

Religious Education – RCIA -Rite of Chris Initiation for Adults: We welcome adults who would like to enter or inquire the Catholic faith. Or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. Classes are held every Thursday at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Parish Rectory basement.

Choose Life! Walk for Life West Coast 2020: Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers of every and no faith from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by visiting bishop Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, OR. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ people. For complete information about the Walk, visit walkforlifewc.com or call 415‐658‐1793.

Christ the King, End of the Liturgical Year: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and with it, the end of the Liturgical Year. “The Liturgical Year is the way Mother Church places before us the main events and teachings in the life of Jesus. When we remember the events and stories in the life of Jesus, we make them as real to us as they were to those who first experienced them. We bring past events into the now.” Each of the three Liturgical Years uses one of the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, & Luke. We will conclude Year C (Luke) next week, and, begin Year A (Matthew) on December 1, the First Sunday of Advent. Saints Luke and Matthew, pray for us!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 17 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 18 Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles
Tuesday 19 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 20 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 21 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 22 Cecilia; Virgin, Martyr
Saturday 23 Clement I; Pope, Martyr. Columban; Abbot.  Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro; Priest, Martyr
Sunday  24 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,340.
Second Collection (St. Patrick’s Seminary): $1,710.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!