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Wisdom 11:22-12:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10. In the Book of Wisdom, the author says that God loves all things because they are his, and he overlooks sin so that all may repent. In the second reading, Paul offers prayer and encouragement to the Thessalonians in their efforts to glorify the Lord. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus empowers Zacchaeus to return to right relationship with him.
Domenica 31A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
Attraverso la bontà, la condiscendenza e il perdono Gesù invita Zacchèo a convertirsi. Lo stupore per la generosità di Gesù, induce Zacchèo a cambiare vita e fare l’esperrienza della gioosa accoglienza e della pace ritrovata, che vuole far conoscere a tutti, organizzando una festa, alla quale vengono invitati tutti i colleghi di lavoro.
常年期第三十一主日今天的福音記述耶穌和匝凱的相遇。匝凱是個孤獨寂寞的人,因為他有一份很不體面的工作,他為羅馬政府向猶太人收稅。他是個有錢人,他除了從羅馬政府得到工資外,還有許多其他來歷不明的收入。不用說,是向猶太人敲詐得來的,人人討厭他。

今天,他聽說耶穌會經過,想看看耶穌到底是怎樣的一個人,他並不想認識祂,祇是好奇吧了。因為身材矮小,祇好爬到樹上,居高臨下偷看。而耶穌竟走近時竟自己請自己到他家吃飯。匝凱被耶穌的聖善所震懾,受了感動,說出了連他自己也覺驚奇的話:「我要把我財產的一半施捨給窮人,我如果欺騙過誰,我就四倍賠償。」

在福音中,我們看到耶穌常常找機會和一些所謂「邊沿」的人相處,安慰、治癒他們。我們是不是也像匝凱一樣,需要耶穌來治癒我們的心靈?我們是不是願意像匝凱一樣,讓耶穌進入我的靈魂?

又或者,我們是不是也應該像耶穌一樣,找機會在一些「邊沿人」中,給他們安慰,向他們展示天主的愛?

From Fr. Gael: Zacchaeus is the little man with the big heart. It is not beneath his dignity, even though he is chief tax collector, to climb into a tree to be able to see Jesus since he, Zacchaeus is vertically challenged. Jesus sees the big heart hanging in the tree and invites himself to Zacchaeus’ house for dinner. Zacchaeus climbs down and moves to the center of the crowd to receive Jesus with joy. Of course, the perennial naysayers, immediately criticize Jesus for going to eat in the house of a “sinner.” But Zacchaeus is ready for redemption and is willing to restore anything he has unjustly taken. The sincerity of his heart is not limited by the size of his wealth. He has his priorities in the right place and Jesus guarantees him salvation for just that reason. Would we climb trees? Would restitution come as easily to us? Zacchaeus may be vertically challenged height wise, but he can see 20/20, and what he sees is salvation! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday, November 3, 2019
7:30 Magdalena Shank, Johann Schank, Katarina Pai, and Anna Weiner +
8:45 Luciano Marciano +
10:15 Thanksgiving Mass from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 Dr. Renato Gallina + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul (Conc.)
1:00 Luisa Solari +
3:00 Young Men’s Institute Mass of Remembrance
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday, November 4, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – John Rocco & Family + (Conc.)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini + – Aida David + (Conc.)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of GB De Martini + – Walter Matola + (Conc.)

Thursday, November 7, 2019
7:00 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB V
9:00 Birthday of Jean Brazil + – Tito Rossi + (Conc.)

Friday, November 8, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Bea Bedoni +
9:00 Louis Ferralis + – Candy Cocilova + (Conc.)

 Saturday, November 9, 2019
7:30 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00 Birthday Lorna Bugayong + – Franco Licata + (Conc.)
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Famsilies +

Baptisms
Alexander Petrovich Susoev – Robert Solari
Lorenzo Pablo Rubino – Emilio Rubino

Rest-in-Peace
Gerald Michael Sullivan
Stephen John Roso

Particular Items

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Monday, November 4th at 7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Salesians in the world), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

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.

Salesian Theater: On Friday November 8, and Saturday, November 9, at 7:30PM, the Salesian Theater of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Please call 415-397-3068 for all details.

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.

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.

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.

Religious Education-CCD: The Religious Education-CCD program has begun. We welcome and accept students from Pre-K to Grade 8. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity for 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! “In a striking way, we see today a heightening of the tension between our nation’s founding principles and political reality. We see this in diminishing respect for the inalienable right to life and in the elimination of legal protections for those who are most vulnerable. There can be no genuine justice in our society until the truths on which our nation was founded are more perfectly realized in our culture and law.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics

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—it’s 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. For more: 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!

Guadalupana Pilgrimage: Come honor Mary our Mother, under the title of Nuestra Señora de Guadaulepe in early December (we don’t have exact date yet) at the annual Guadalupana Crusade Pilgrimage! Last year 30,000 people attended! The pilgrimage starts at All Souls Church in South San Francisco at 6AM and will end at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 2PM!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday  03 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday  04 Charles Borromeo; Bishop
Tuesday  05 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 06 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 07 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday  08 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 07 Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Sunday  08 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,260.
Second Collection (Parish School): $2,185.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18: 9-14. Sirach says the Lord is a God of justice who is not partial, but does hear the cries and prayers of the most vulnerable. Saint Paul writes that he has kept the faith and looks forward to the crown of righteousness, noting that it was the Lord who rescued him from evil. In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector who go to the Temple to pray, noting the justification of the tax collector due to his humility.

Domenica 30A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il fariseo della parabola non riconosce di avere bisogno del perdono di Dio, mentre il “pubblicano,” battendosi il petto, fa un’umile dichiariazione di appello alla misericordia di Dio. I due personaggi incarnano due concezioni opposte di Dio e quindi due tipi di religione. Solo Dio è santo e chi è giusto non lo è per meriti acquisti, ma unicamente per grazia di Dio

常年期第二十六主日

今天彌撒的讀經提醒我們不要縱情狂歡毫不關顧靈魂的生活。在讀經一中,先知亞毛斯譴責那些生活放蕩的富人。而福音所講的貧富二人,生活懸殊,這本來沒有什麼罪,可是那富人完全不關心那窮人,不理會天主,祇想天天盡情享樂,這就離開天主的教導太遠了。這種人的最後結局是悲慘的。因為永生沒有他的一份。人類的盛衰和它的倫理道德有很大的關係,倫理道德衰落,造成政治與社會的淪亡。可是在社會繁榮富裕時,人類忽略了道德的重要,更甚的是,在這種忘情享樂的情形下,漸漸變成祇顧自己,再不會想到別人,更不會想到天主,在不知不覺中否定了信仰、成了無神主義,失落了靈魂,可悲之極。讀經二中聖保祿宗徒苦口婆心勸告我們,貪財好樂是萬惡的根源,他要求我們遠避,「且要追求正義、虔敬、信德、愛德、堅忍和良善……以贏得永生」

From Fr. Gael: This Pharisee is one of the Gospel characters whom I like the least. His arrogant pride is so outstanding. He stands in judgment over another human being with prideful epithets. “O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity—greedy, dishonest, adulterous—or even like this tax collector.” He then goes on to recite the litany of his own praise: “I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.” The next thing you know, he’ll be starting his own process of canonization on the fast track!

In contrast the tax collector recognizes his own human condition and bows his head in penitent contrition before God. I would like that man for a friend.  Jesus states that he walks away justified before God. We could all learn from him. The man does not justify himself. God justifies him. This man teaches us all how to bow our heads and let god do the rest
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  October 27, 2019
7:30 Intention Lucia Roche
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Mrs. Tsui San Ng and Mrs. Lai Yu Mah
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul (Conc.)
1:00 Costantino Laurent +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday  October 28, 2019
7:00 Les and Teresa Favrat +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + –Marie Madonna + (Conc.)

Tuesday   October 29, 2019
7:00 In Honor of St. Jude
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Maria Madonna + (Conc.)

Wednesday  October 30, 2019
7:00 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of Victoria Bugayong + – Marie Madonna + (Conc.)

Thursday   October 31, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Rosaria & Salvatore Crivello + – Marie Madonna + (Conc.)

Friday  November 1, 2019
7:00 The D’Ascoli, Imbesi, & D’Ascoli Families +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay + – Virginia Ellert + (Conc.)
10:30 Intentions of the Donor
6:00 Rosa & Giovanni Garbarino +

Saturday  November 2, 2019
7:30 The DeNicolai Family +
9:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi + – Richard Mercurio + (Conc.)
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza +

Baptisms
Ethan Albang

Rest-in-Peace
Joseph Leung – Beverly Sassus

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School. 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.

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.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information here. 

All Saints Day: All Saints Day is this Friday. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be Masses at 7:00, 9:00, & 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM.

Requiem Mass for All Souls with Archbishop Cordileone: On Saturday, November 2, at 11:00 AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Cordileone presides at a Solemn Requiem Mass, with music written by the great Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo (1565 – 1645) and sung by The Benedict Sixteen choir, directed by Richard Sparks.  All are welcome to join Archbishop Cordileone in prayer for the souls of your own beloved dead and for all the faithful departed.

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.

Holy Hours For Vocations: Jesus specifically exhorts us to “ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Lk 10:2).To practically and concretely honor this request of our Lord, the Vocations Office will be hosting county wide Holy Hours on November 3, Vocation Awareness Sunday. We will have a Holy Hour in each county, one at St. Sebastian in Greenbrae, one at Star of the Sea, SF, and one at St. Pius, Redwood City. All of them will be from 3-4 pm.
Salesian Theater: On Friday November 8, and Saturday, November 9, at 7:30PM, the Salesian Theater of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Please call 415-397-3068 for all details.

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.

Choose Life! “There can be no true democracy without a recognition of every person’s dignity and without respect for his or her rights. Nor can there be true peace unless life is defended and promoted.” Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium vitae, 90.

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.

There are many pictures we could share of Joe, and we will, but this shows his character: quietly and anonymously polishing the Church candlesticks.

Joseph Leung: Last week, we lost a humble giant of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Joseph Leung. Joe and his beloved wife Maria came to the United States from Hong Kong in 1989, and became members of the parish in 1991. There are not enough words to describe all the things Joe did for the parish —he volunteered for everything— but we will mention that every week for many years Joe (and Maria) would bring communion to the sick and to the elderly who were unable to come to Mass, and they were very attentive to the needs of Fr. Mario Rosso in his last months. Our hearts go out to Maria, and Joe and Maria’s daughters Carole and Christine, and to the grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1PM on Saturday, November 2. All parishioners are invited.

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 27 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 28 Simon & Jude; Apostles
Tuesday 29 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 30 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 31 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 01 All Saints
Saturday 02 The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day)
Sunday  03 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,921.
Second Collection (World Mission Sunday): $4,846.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Exodus 17:8-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8. In the first reading, Moses needs help in keeping his hands raised so that Joshua will be victorious. Saint Paul reminds Timothy to remain faithful to what he has learned. In the Gospel, Jesus uses the parable of the persistent widow to remind the disciples to pray always without ceasing.

Domenica 29A Del Tempo Ordinario

Obbedendo al comando del Signore la Chiesa ha realizzato la missione volgendosi al mondo intero. È indispensabile che la Parola di verità giunga a tutti gli uomini, perché nessuno resti privo dei benefici della morte e risurrezione di Gesù. Per questo i credenti sono impegnati a intensificare il loro impegno apostolico e missionario, sia sul fronte della preghiera, come su wuello della soliderietà.

常年期第二十九主日

這幾天彌撒的讀經有不少關祈禱的教訓,耶穌教我們天主經,祂一再強調祈禱的必要,和祈禱的意義,也教我們祈禱的方法:謙遜、信心 、誠心,今天,祂更指出恆心的重要。福音中有許多關於祈禱的故事:半夜敲門求朋友給餅的比喻,客納罕婦女為她女兒祈求的故事、耶里哥瞎子的故事 ……今天更給我們講不義的法官和寡婦的比喻,從這些故事,我們看到天主的無限仁慈,祂說:「凡你尋求的,必找到;敲門的,門必會打開」。可是我們要有恆心,不可灰心喪氣。

有時我們祈求了很長的時間都沒有得到所求,並不是天主對我們充耳不聞,而是因為天主有祂的時間,有祂的安排。祂知道什麼對我們最好什麼時候最適合我們,許多時,我們祇是從我們的角度去看去求,所求未必是正確。有時天主要我們從自己的祈禱中,去領會天主的美善、去改變自己。要知道,我們每天得到天主無數恩賜,都不是我們祈求而得的,祂又怎會不答允我們所求呢?

很抱歉,忘記提醒各位,十月是玫瑰月,在這月中我們應多念玫瑰經以表示我們對聖母孝愛、感恩。現在開始也來得及。

From Fr. Gael:

The word for “widow” in Hebrew means “silent one’ or “one unable to speak!” That is obviously not the case with the widow in today’s parable. Actually, the judge is afraid that this vocal widow will do him violence. And it is not only physical violence, but psychological violence before the people around him. He should be inspired to give the widow consideration for cultural religious reasons but is not. However, the social implications of the widow’s insistence could be far-reaching and so the judge renders her judgment. Now the whole reason that Jesus tells this parable we find in his own words: “Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.” That is sufficiently clear. That is what our prayer is to be like. That should keep us busy for a while!
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Luca Henegan
Adeline Warmouth

Weddings
Paul Nguyen and Vy Nguyen
Philip Sampognaro and Katherine Balistreri

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  October 20, 2019
7:30 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday  October 21, 2019
7:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
9:00 Ines Massetani + – Thanksgiving Mariana Mocanu (Conc.)

Tuesday   October 22, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni + – Mary B. Galvez + (Conc.)

Wednesday  October 23, 2019
7:00 Delio DeMartini +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwei + – Thanksgiving Mariana Mocanu (Conc.)

Thursday   October 24, 2019
7:00 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Marie Madonna + (Conc.)

 Friday  October 25, 2019
7:00 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 Birthday Blessings Dino Ortega – Marie Madonna + (Conc.)

 Saturday  October 26, 2019
7:30 Marie Hong Tran +
9:00 The Giurlani Family + – Marie Madonna +V (Conc.)
5:00 Anniversary of the Death of John Bonjean +

Particular Items

World Mission Sunday: Today is World Mission Sunday. We will be joined at all the Masses by Rev. Anthony Adebambo (above), from the Diocese of Ijebu-Ode in Nigeria, who will share the experience of the rapidly growing African Church. Please be generous!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Bingo: On Monday, October 21, from 5:30-8:30PM, the Club will be hosting Bingo in the auditorium. Help inaugurate the new bingo machine (donated in part by Michael Thoresen and the Thoresen Foundation) and support the Club! For more info and tickets: Randy DeMartini at 415-397-3068 #101 or rdemartini@salesianclub.org

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

Funeral for Archbishop Levada: The funeral for William Cardinal Levada, the Archbishop of San Francisco from 1995-2005, will be on Thursday, October 24, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, at 10:00 AM. Doors open at 9:30, and all the faithful are invited to pray for the repose of his soul. There will also be visitation on October 23, from 5:00-7:00 PM, followed by a vigil until 7:30 PM.

Pray for Vocations! On the 24th of each month, we ask parishioners to pray to Mary Help of Christian, patroness of the Salesians for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and ministry in the Church

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.

Attn: Moms & Daughters! On Saturday, October 26 The Archdiocese is hosting its 3rd annual Mother–Daughter event at St Bartholomew Church, San Mateo. This is a fun and lighthearted program that has been tremendously popular around the country. It introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women. Call: 415-614-5547, email hopfnere@sfarch.org and pick up a flyer from the tables to learn more!

Does your Marriage need help? Wouldn’t be the first! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. The program is highly recommended by Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. For confidential information about, or to register for the program on October 25-27 call 415-893-1005 or email SF@Retrouvaille.org.

Salesian Theater: On Friday November 7, and Saturday, November 8, at 7:30PM, the Salesian Theater of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Please call 415-397-3068 for all details.

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest: Students from 1 through 12 Grades–in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco–are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. Essays must be postmarked by October 31. Full information here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mille Grazie! To all who made our 100th Anniversary Columbus Day Bazaar so unforgettable! Led by co-chairs MaryKate Del Campo, Gregg Franceschi, and Tiffany Pisoni, our SSPP volunteers made the weekend a smashing success—thousands of people shared the joy and good fellowship of the day. And it all supported YOUR Church and School! And congratulations to our raffle winners: the Forbes, Mastrangelo, & Porfido families!

Viva Madonna del Lume! Viva! The October 10 issue of Catholic San Francisco sent a reporter to cover this year’s Madonna del Lume celebration. Please make sure to check it out. (Above: a 100-year old [at least!] fishing boat at the ceremony under the Golden Gate Bridge, honoring all who have lost their lives bravely at sea.)

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 20 29th  Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 21 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 22 John Paul II; Pope
Wednesday 23 John of Capistrano; Priest
Thursday 24 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 25 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 26 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday  27 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,801.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!