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Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Matthew 22:15-21. In the first reading, the Lord says to his anointed, Cyrus…I have called you by your name. Through Cyrus, all will know there is no God besides the Lord. In the second reading, Paul, Silvanus and Timothy greet the Thessalonian Church with thanksgiving and affirmation. In the Gospel, Jesus’ opponents question him about the lawfulness of paying taxes. Jesus sees their hypocrisy and answers, repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.

Domenico 29A Del Tempo Ordinario

La Chiesa ha sempre insegnato I doveri civici e pregato per I governanti, anche quando l’hanno perseguitata. Ma il culto è dovuto solo al Signore. Ciascuno deve lavorare con coraggio e fiducia per introdurre la fede la speranza e la carità del mondo, così com’è, convinto che il Vangelo è “potenza di Dio e azione dello Spirito Santo.”

 

常年期第二十九主日

歷史中每一件事都是天主安排或容許發生的,連統治者、君王都是天主的救贖世人的工具,雖然他們自己不知道。今天的讀經一中的波斯王居魯士就是一個例子。天主利用他放以色列人從巴比倫返回自己的祖國,又准許他們重建耶路撒冷的聖殿。他在不自覺中傳揚了以色列人對天主的敬禮。天主能利用不好的事,例如宗教迫害去成為傳播福音有用的工具。因此,我無論處於怎樣的環境,都應保持堅定的信德,不要低頭屈服,背棄天主。

今天讀的福音耶穌的反對者考查祂關於法律、信仰和行為等等的第一個問題,目的是想耶穌陷入他們的套圈。他們問耶穌給凱撒繳稅是否合法,因為有人認為給羅馬帝國繳稅是使自己子民的權力受到限制,對天主不敬,但這又可解作反對政府。因此不管怎樣答覆都是有罪的。耶穌巧妙地避過了法利塞人奸詐的問題。祂說是凱撒的歸凱撒,天主的歸天主。雖然耶穌沒有問:「那些東西是屬於天主的?」但我們都好像聽到天主也這樣問自己。

我要怎樣回答這最基本的問題呢?

我的天主!求祢給我恩寵和愛德,支持我,使我不論在任何情形下,對祢精忠不移。

 

From Fr. Gael: Today’s Gospel is lovely to look at. The pharisees are deeply involved in the entrapment of Jesus, in whatever will serve to discredit him. They are slippery people who approach Jesus with unctuous flattery to prep him for the slaughter according to their devices. But the penetrating intelligence of Jesus is quite capable of dealing with their machinations. He sees where they are going before they get there. He refers to the image upon the coin. Here I quote a scripture scholar: “The Greek word for image is eikon, from which we have the word icon. Jesus’ response about the coin implied that it belonged to the one whose image it bore. When he spoke of God, the obvious question would be, where is God’s image?” Any Israelite worth his salt would not have carried a coin with an image engraved upon it. Yet they are quite able to produce a coin at Jesus’ request. Clearly, for all those who knew the creation accounts, God’s image is the created person, male and female (Genesis 1 :27). By using that language, Jesus trapped his adversaries far more profoundly than their question might have trapped him. Jesus reminds them that they are bound to the one in whose image they were created and an image upon a coin. On American money we find the phrase: “In God we trust.” However, this parable asks to consider in whom or what we really trust. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB.

Rest-in-Peace
Luigi Marciano – Dorothy Moore

 Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                 October 18, 2020

8:45        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
1:00        John Candido +  – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 Monday                              October 19, 2020
7:00        Rita Cuneo +
9:00        Angela & Lorenzo Lazio +

Tuesday                              October 20, 2020
7:00        Joseph Prendergast +
9:00        Mary Pecci +

Wednesday                       October 21, 2020
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Ines Massetani +

Thursday                             October 22, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni +

Friday                                   October 23, 2020
7:00        Delio De Martini +
9:00        Al Simonetti +

Saturday                              October 24, 2020
7:30        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Resumption of Masses in the Church: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular Monday-Saturday schedule, and on Sundays Masses will only be at 8:45AM (English); 10:15AM (Chinese) and at 1:00 & 5:00PM.

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

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Eucharistic Adoration: Share your day with Jesus! He misses you! Every Wednesday at 7:00PM we have Eucharistic Adoration. Share the joys and troubles of your day with Jesus. The parking lot is open and adoration also livestreams.

40 Days For Life Fall Campaign: Defend Life & bring peace to San Francisco! 40 Days For Life Fall Campaign will be held at Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco, from September 23 to November 1. Vigil hours are: Monday: 11am to 7pm; Tuesday: 8am to 7pm; Wednesday: 8am to 5pm; Thursday: 8am to 7pm; Friday: 8am to 5pm; Saturday: 8am to 5pm; and Sunday (at Planned Parenthood’s soon-to-be-opened Bush Street location at 1522 Bush St.) 9am to 2pm. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

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 Google form here.

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week there will be a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous.

Please pray: For Joseph Paul Wang, Sharon Roso, and all the sick of the parish.

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! “Elderly people help us to see human affairs with greater wisdom, because life’s vicissitudes have brought them knowledge and maturity. They are the guardians of our collective memory, and thus the privileged interpreters of that body of ideals and common values which support and guide life in society. To exclude the elderly is in a sense to deny the past, in which the present is firmly rooted, in the name of a modernity without memory. Precisely because of their mature experience, the elderly are able to offer young people precious advice and guidance.

In view of all this, the signs of human frailty which are clearly connected with advanced age become a summons to the mutual dependence and indispensable solidarity which link the different generations, inasmuch as every person needs others and draws enrichment from the gifts and charisms of all.” –St. Pope John Paul II; Letter to the Elderly, 1999.

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 18           29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               19           John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues; Priests, and Companions; Marytrs
Tuesday               20           Paul of the Cross; Priest
Wednesday         21           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             22           John Paul II; Pope
Friday                  23           John of Capistrano; Priest
Saturday              24           Anthony Mary Claret; Bishop
Sunday                 25           30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Isaiah 25:6-10a; Philippians 4:12, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 or 22:1-10. The prophet Isaiah tells of the great banquet the Lord will prepare for his people at the end of time. Paul writes to the Philippians, assuring them that he knows how to live in different sets of circumstances and that I can do all things in him who strengthens me. In the Gospel, Jesus tells a parable likening the kingdom of heaven to a king hosting a wedding feast for his son.

Domenico 28A Del Tempo Ordinario

A assomiglia a una festa la chiamata di Dio. Chi accetta l’invito è chiamato a cooperare e a rivestirsi della veste nuziale, a garanzia di appartenenza al nuovo Popolo di Dio. Però esige una risposta corrispondente, dato che comincia in terra e raggiunge la sua pienezza in cielo, dove non ci sarà né pianto, nè morte.

 

常年期第二十八主日

今天的讀經仍舊是天國的比喻。在舊約中,除了把天主與以色列子民所立的盟約比作婚約外,又把天主所要建立的神國比作盛宴。新約把這種思想直接貼合在耶穌身上。天父召萬民來參加祂聖子的天主性與人性結合的救恩盛宴,打發先知和門徒在民間宣傳福音,報告天主的國已來臨,請人們悔改準備進入天國。可是客人諸多藉口,不願意接受邀請,甚至覺得厭煩,竟把來邀約的人殺死。這情形發生在幾千年前,也發生在今日。許多人不願意接受基督、不相信祂,甚至嘲笑、難為、殘殺相信祂的人。這些景象我們今日自己經厯到、在報章及新聞中也常常看到這些景象,跟隨基督的生活從來都不容易 ,有時甚至的艱苦的,但當我們讀到「吾主上主要從人人的臉上拭去淚痕」(依25:8)會覺得安慰,因為這拭去淚痕的是慈母般的手。

參加救恩的盛宴也不是沒有條件的,必需穿禮服。這禮服是指「穿上基督」,也就是恆心地按基督的教導,過愛主愛人的生活。

From Fr. Gael: Our god is a loving compassionate God. Thus Isaiah speaks of the feast which the King prepares not just for his own people but for all people. As a triumphant King he does not show his power over people by acts of reprisal but rather by an invitation to the feast. The feast is symbolic of the majestic beneficence of God to all people. And so is the invitation to the wedding feast in the Gospel of Matthew. Those originally invited do not accept, and so the King invites anyone and everyone else. As we read the Gospel, however, we might be somewhat surprised by the King’s reaction to the guest without the wedding garment. After all, that man accepted the invitation when others rejected it. It is not really about the wedding garment itself. It is about what the wedding garment symbolizes. And what is that we may ask. The wedding garment symbolizes the disposition to do whatever is proper to accepting the invitation. The wedding garment is behavior which would be appropriate to the acceptance of the invitation. This man knew what the expectation was but did not fulfill it. And therein is the problem and the consequent reaction of the King. What does this say to us? Perhaps, we might ask ourselves with what propriety have we accepted the invitation? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Rest-in-Peace
Francis Yeung –Anastacio Pitis
Geraldine ‘Gerri’ Eagan

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                October 11, 2020
8:45        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families + – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
1:00        GB De Martini +
5:00        Vince Moreci + 

Monday                               October 12, 2020
7:00        Norma, Louie, & Jim Rancelli +
9:00        Sr. Anita Ferrari, FMA + & Sr. Antoinette Mazzia, FMA +

Tuesday                               October 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Luigi, Rosa, & Emil Mangini +

Wednesday                         October 14, 2020
7:00        Giuseppe & Stefana Alioto +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Sam Sultana +
Thursday                             October 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Mary Pecci + – Maria Aparacida Dacal +

Friday                                   October 16, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Cesarina Scopel + – Gerri Eagan +

Saturday                              October 17, 2020
                7:30        Frances Demartini +
9:00        Joseph Romeo & Grace Romeo +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppe, & Vito Curreri +

Particular Items

Resumption of Masses in the Church: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular schedule, except that until further notice Sunday Masses will only be at 8:45 & 10:15AM (Chinese) and at 1:00PM (Italian) & 5:00PM.

Columbus Day Weekend! Of course we cannot celebrate the Columbus Day Bazaar in our normal unbelievable fashion, but that’s not stopping our school parents! This year they will be preparing BBQ of all your favorites in the playground late Friday and all day on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11! You can order delicious food, and learn about the North Beach Treasure Hunt at sts-peter-paul-school.square.site/

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

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Chinese ZOOM Rosary now at 7:30PM!

瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Every Wednesday, we have Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM. Parking available.

“White Mass” for the Medical Profession: On Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm, at St. Augustine Church, 3700 Callan Blvd, South San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate the “White Mass.” The “White Mass” is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past. He will also bless and disburse St. Luke medals after Mass. All medical and healthcare professionals are invited. For more info, go to https://sfarch.org/medicalmass.

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. 

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group  will meet by Zoom on Thursday, October 22, 4pm, Zoom and discuss Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s book, “The Leopard.” You can rent the 1963 movie starring Burt Lancaster on Amazonwww.amazon.com/Leopard-English-Sub-titles-Burt-Lancaster/dp/ or watch it in Italian on YouTube. Meetings are approximately seventy-five minutes and include a short talk on a spiritual topic (20th century martyrs for this meeting). For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary. All are welcome.

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.  Go here: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form .

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

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 mailto:martin.thomas@sfarch.orgor 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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 11           28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               13           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         14           Callistus I; Pope, Martyr
Thursday             15           Teresa of Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Friday                   16           Hedwig; Religious, Margaret Mary Alocoque; Virgin
Saturday              17           Ignatius of Antioch; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday                 18           29th 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!

Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43. Isaiah tells of a friend’s vineyard, a friend who does everything possible to tend his vineyard, only to find that it produces wild grapes. Paul encourages the Philippians to be not anxious, but pray with thanksgiving and to think about what is true, just, and lovely. Jesus tells a parable in the Gospel about vineyard tenants who kill the servants who come to claim the produce.

Domenico 27A Del Tempo Ordinario

Gli auti che Dio ha messo in atto per il suo popolo si alungano nei secoli e si distendono in una scala molto vasta, ma anche la delusione ha la sua parte e I castighi una funzione. Consola le certezza che la preghiera nel nome di Gesù sarà ascoltata. Che non avvenga che meritiamo la punizione inflitta ai vignaioli per la loro infedeltà

 

常年期第二十七主日

今天的福音和依撒意亞先知書所述說的一樣,都是有關葡萄園的比喻。天主把以色列人比作葡萄園,愛護有加,施肥去石,撒下最好的種子,但以色列卻不口知自愛,使它雜草叢生,結出野果,令祂大失所望。瑪竇福音中,重述依撒意亞的比喻,說明天主愛護祂的子民,屢次派先知來提醒他們改邪歸正,可是佃戶們忘恩負義,虐待了先知們,天主表示出最大的愛,派遣了自己的聖子,可是他們牯惡不悛,竟殺死了祂。最後天主不再用比喻了,祂說:「天國將由你們手中奪去,交給結果子的異邦人手中。」然而異邦人的新子民,是不是比以前的子民更忠誠呢?他會不會重蹈以色列人的命運呢?這個比喻不僅指教會或社會,也比喻我們每一個人,我們是受了洗的教徒,我們也是天主的葡萄園,我們都蒙主厚愛,我們是否能結出美果?我們會不會令天主失望?

讀經二聖保祿致斐理伯人書中指出了思念誠實、正義、純潔、喜樂、信賴天主;賜平安的天主必與我們同在。

From Fr. Gael: The Song of the Vineyard in Isaiah’s First Reading and the Parable are essentially the same. They speak of the unfaithfulness of Israel to God. However, in Matthew’s Gospel the problem lies with the leadership of Israel, namely the chief priests and the Pharisees. They know this. Their reaction is one of anger and a desire to eliminate Jesus which is exactly what happened to the son in the Gospel parable. The mutual relationship between the owner and the tenants has been destroyed and, thus, the relationship will be transferred to others. This parable gives us cause to ponder our own relationship with the owner of the vineyard. Is it one of mutual love and respect, or it is one of personal gain as in the parable? Do we render to God that which is due to him in our relationship. If not, then we also could lose what has been given to us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 October 4, 2020
8:45        Torchy Prudente + Louis Greco +
10:15        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Gaetano Alioto +
1:00        Fernanda Matteucci +
5:00      Anniversary of the Death of Mr. Lu Kim +

Monday                               October 5, 2020
7:00        John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances, & Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00        The Lucchesi Family +

Tuesday                               October 6, 2020
7:00        Mr. & Mrs. Kwan +
9:00        Fr. Larry Byrne, SDB + & Fr. Guido Divina, SDB +

Wednesday                        October 7, 2020
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Anastacio Pitis +

Thursday                             October 8, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Friday                                   October 9, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

Saturday                              October 10, 2020
7:30        A Special Intention
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza +

Particular Items

Resumption of Masses in the Church: Public Masses have resumed in the Church, with a maximum occupancy of 100 people (masks required). We are following our regular schedule, except on Sundays, until further notice, Masses will only be at 8:45 & 10:15AM and at 1:00 & 5:00PM.

San Francisco Mass and Rosary Rally: This year’s Rosary Rally will be held in the Plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, October 3, starting at 6PM. Events will begin with a candlelight procession (6PM–candles provided) followed at 7PM with the Vigil Mass of the beloved patron of our City, Francis of Assisi, followed the Holy Rosary. Go here for all details.

Madonna del Lume: Today we honor Madonna del Lume!, sorrowful that we cannot celebrate our regular events. We will next year. Madonna del Lume, pray for us!

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

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Our Lady of the Rosary: Wednesday we honor Our Lady of the Rosary. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

“Blue Mass” for Police & First Responders: On Sunday, October 11 at 9 AM, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will celebrate the “Blue Mass” on the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for police officers and other first responders. The “Blue Mass” brings together community and first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics) as part of the National Faith and Blue Weekend.  Concelebrants will be police and fire chaplains. The Mass welcomes people of all faiths and is dedicated to remembering and honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by the police officers and firefighters and all first responders of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Archbishop Cordileone will bless St. Michael medals to be distributed to first responders. For more information sfarch.org/BlueMass.

“White Mass” for the Medical Profession:  On Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm, at St. Augustine Church, 3700 Callan Blvd, South San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate the “White Mass.” The “White Mass” is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past. He will also bless and disburse St. Luke medals after Mass. All medical and healthcare professionals are invited. For more info, go to https://sfarch.org/medicalmass.

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 Google form here.

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

Daily Rosary: When the lockdown ends, we  hope to begin the daily praying of the Rosary following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

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.

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 mailto:martin.thomas@sfarch.orgor 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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 04           27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               05           Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos; Priest
Tuesday               06           Bruno; Priest, Marie Rose Durocher; Virgin
Wednesday         07           Our Lady of the Rosary
Thursday             08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  09           Denis; Bishop, & Companions; Martyrs, John Leonardi; Priest
Saturday              10           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 11            28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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