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Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; I Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37. The prophet Isaiah speaks of the longing of the people of Israel for God’s return and help in times of trouble: That [he] would rend the heavens and come down, such that mountains would quake and awesome deeds take place. Paul gives thanks for the grace of God bestowed on the Corinthians, and assures them that they are not lacking in any spiritual gift. In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples, Be watchful! Be alert! For they do not know when the Lord of the house is coming.

 Domenica 1A Di Avvento

 Riprende il cammino dell’Anno Liturgico, perché il cristiano si prepare all’incontro con la Bontà di Dio. Sono duee I pensieri che accompagnano questo tempo di attesa: Dio ama gli uomini e lo dimostra facendoci, dono di suo Figlio; ogni cristano, poi, deve vivere alla luce di questa fondamentale verità sintonizzando tutte le proprie azioni sulla bontà di Dio.

 

將臨期第一主日

今天是教會禮儀年的開始,就像2018年一月一日是新的一年開始一樣。教會把禮儀年開始的四個主日定為將臨期,主日的讀經分甲、乙、丙三個週年,甲年讀瑪竇福音、乙年讀瑪爾谷福音、丙年讀路加福音,若望福音穿插在三年中,今年是乙年,主日的讀經專注於瑪爾谷福音。

本主日是將臨期第一主日,讀的是瑪爾谷福音13:33-37。耶穌提醒祂的門徒要提防、警醒,時刻準備,祂的話不單是對門徒們,也是對我們說的。因為世界或是我們自己終結的時刻不能預知,所以要時刻準備。

將臨期不單為準備慶祝耶穌聖誕,也為準備好世界末日耶穌在再來審判生者死者。耶穌在福音中一再提及要警醒,意思是要我們要專注,要心無旁鶩,不要想別的事情,祇想怎樣守好天主的誡命,愛天主愛人。因此,在這將臨期中,我們應該整頓生活,好好地祈禱、讀聖經、愛天主愛世人。這樣我們就可實現了像讀經二(格前1:3-9),聖保祿對格林多人的願望,充滿了對天主期盼。如果心中常有天主,什麼都不用怕了。

 

From Fr. Gael:  Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert!”

The end of the liturgical year readings and the beginning of the liturgical readings are eschatological in content. The dictionary gives the following definition to the word eschatological: 1. any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc. 2. the branch of theology dealing with such matters.

So, for us Christians, it has to do with where we are ultimately headed. For some people this brings frightening scenes of the cataclysmic events of the end time. These scenes sometimes negatively influence the living of the “now” time. And, in reality, it is living in the presence of God in the “now” time that builds the character of our own personal “end time”. Living the “now” time in the active presence of God assures us of the outcome of our own personal end time. This takes the fear of the future out of joyful living in God’s presence every day.

Therefore, the word of Christ in the Gospel of this first Sunday of Advent are encouraging us to be watchful and alert always in our relationship to God. Doing that is the best eternal life insurance policy that we can assume! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 November 29, 2020
8:45        Loriano & Anita Belluomini + Thanksgiving for Fr. Javier Barrientos, SDB
10:15     Jane Owyoung, Ching Lai So Owyoung, & Mary Ann Auyeung +
1:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Charles Arne Cline + 

Monday                                November 30, 2020
7:00        Giovanna & Rina Rossi +
9:00        Celestine Sbragia + – Raymond Levandowski +

Tuesday                               December 1, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Sheila B. Thomeczek
9:00        Louis Ferralis + – Italo Giannone +

Wednesday                         December 2, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving Emmanuel Edward Te and Marilou Cua
9:00        Antonio Corona + – Catina Bertolotti +

Thursday                             December 3, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Stephen Thomeczek – Anna Figone +

Friday                                   December 4, 2020
7:00        Thanksgiving Catherine Te & Mylyn Kalayakan
9:00        Fred Scolari + –                 Italo Giannone +

Saturday                              December 5, 2020
7:30        Anniversary of the Death of Rose Marenzi +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +
5:00        Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

Baptisms
Joseph Salehi

Rest-in-Peace
Cecelia Cody – Anna Maria Pierini

Particular Items

LATEST SCHEDULE: Saints Peter and Paul Church is not having public Masses, indoor or outdoor, until further notice. If you would like to attend Mass, please visit the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, over at Columbus and Vallejo. They have Mass at 12:15PM Monday through Saturday and at 11:00AM on Sunday.

We are open Monday-Saturday from 10AM until 3:00PM for your prayer.

Masses are still streamed at 9:00AM Daily, 5:00PM Saturday, and at 8:45 & 10:15AM and 12 noon on Sunday.  Go here to watch.

Happy Advent, Happy New Year! Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the new liturgical year. We are in Liturgical Cycle B: the Sunday Gospel will be from Mark.

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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.

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

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.

Don Bosco Study Group: The study group will meet next Thursday, December 3 at 4PM by Zoom. We will discuss R. J. Palacio’s book, “Wonder.” We will also have a short presentation on Our Lady of Guadalupe, in anticipation of her Feast Day on December 12. For information, contact Frank Lavin (415-310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net). 75 minutes, no reading necessary.

Guadalupaña Virtual Pilgrimage: The Guadalupañas will not be having their annual pilgrimage this year, but will have a virtual version! Come honor Mary our Mother, under the title of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The streamed pilgrimage starts at 8AM on Saturday, December 5. There will be a 2:00PM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone, livestreamed on the Cathedral’s channel.

Christmas Memorial Poinsettias: Yes, we plan to have Christmas Memorial this year. Cost is $20. You can remember a loved one and decorate the church for the Christmas season at the same time! Orders may  be placed in front of the Church or in the Church Bookstore or by calling 415-421-0809.

Speaking of Poinsettias! Christmas Legends: The Poinsettia: “It was Christmas Eve. A poor little Mexican boy named Pablo was too ashamed to join friends and family in church because he had no gift for the Christ Child. He decided to kneel and pray. To his amazement, a beautiful plant grew in the spot where he had knelt. Its flaming red leaves arranged like a star and its yellow blossom like a shining light were God’s gift for the little boy to present to Jesus. The Poinsettia grows wild in Mexico and was first called ‘Flower of the Holy Night’, because of the way its top cluster of green leaves mysteriously turn red in December. In the 1830’s congressman and botanist Joel Roberts Poinsett brought it to the United States.”

Choose Life! “With regard to the embryo in the womb, science itself highlights its autonomy capable of interaction with the mother, the coordination of biological processes, the continuity of development, the growing complexity of the organism. This is not an accumulation of biological material, but a new living being, dynamic and wonderfully ordered, a new unique human being. So was Jesus in Mary’s womb, so it was for all of us in our mother’s womb.” –Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Celebration of First Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, 2010

Christmas Novena: The Christmas Novena Service will be at 5PM  on December 16, 17, 18, and 21, 22, & 23. This is your chance to join the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in their evening prayer.

Advent Day of Reconciliation: This year, instead of Advent Penance Service, we are having an all-day Parish Advent Reconciliation on Monday, December 21. Call the office to schedule a confession on that day between 9AM and 9PM. 415-421-0809.

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 – 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 on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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/

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

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 29           First Sunday of Advent
Monday               30           Andrew; Apostle, Martyr, Patron
Tuesday               01           Advent Weekday
Wednesday         02           Advent Weekday
Thursday             03           Francis Xavier; Priest
Friday                  04           Advent Weekday, John Damascene; Priest, Doctor
Saturday              05           Advent Weekday
Sunday                 06           Second Sunday of Advent

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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.

 

耶穌君王節

今天是聖教會禮儀年度的最後的一個主日,也是耶穌君王節。教會以基督君王節來結束禮儀年。在讀經中,提出了基督君王的特徵:基督對死亡和罪惡有至高權力;祂的王權是愛;祂不是以強權征服世界,而是以仁愛和溫良去教化人,也以愛標準去審判人。

今天的福音描述耶穌以君王的形象到世上作最後審判。「最後審判」固然是指世界終結之日,但也是指我們生命完結之時。祂審判的標準是愛,因為祂救世的全部工作都以愛為動機,以行動去達到目的。這種關於愛的審判在於實行,在於解救饑寒、振濟貧乏、安慰痛苦、同情、幫助被迫害的人。換句話說是在精神上物質幫助有需要的人。祂說:「你們對我這些最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做的」。

耶穌雖然是位光榮的君王,卻沒有忘記祂也是我的兄弟。因此,我們在做着仁愛的事情時,實在有雙重意義。

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 +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Nellie Picolotto – Anna Figone
Wadyr Pereira Simões

Particular Items

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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11/22/2020 星期日 Sunday 下午3 PM

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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.

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 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! “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 ete@sspeterpaulsf.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 jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

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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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:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

11/15/2020 星期日 Sunday 下午 3 PM

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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

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