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Wisdom 6:12-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 or 4:3-14; Matthew 25:1-13. The first reading says that Wisdom is resplendent and unfading, and can be found by those whop seek her. In his Letter to the Thessalonians, Paul writes that Jesus’ resurrection enables them to have hope that those Christians who have preceded them in death will also rise in Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the  ten virgins. Five of them were foolish and five were wise.

 

Domenico 32A Del Tempo Ordinario

 La parabola delle dieci vergini suggerisce quale atteggiamento occorre tenere, quando lo sposo arriverà. Poiché non sappiamo quando giungerà, bisognerà tenersi pronti per comprare ciò di cui avremo bisogno per entrare con Lui nella sala del banchetto, e partecipare alle nozze eterne. L’attesa, per quanto lunga possa essere, deve stimolare la vigilanza e la nostra previdenza.

 

常年期第三十二主日

今天的讀經一是智慧書,作者以女性(或者聖母)去描寫智慧,她是光芒四射,永不衰退的。如果細細讀書中的章節,你會發覺她很像基督的容貎。如果你要尋覓她,她很容易找到,她渴望與人為友,如果你「一有追求她的志願,她必預先顯示給他們……不必費心……思念智慧,是齊全的明智哲,為她守夜不寐的,很快就必無顧慮。」

今天的福音也着重在智慧方面,提了燈,又帶了油的五個童女是明智的,她們謹小慎微,時刻提高警覺,努力行善,堅精不渝,這是我們做基督門徒應有的精神,就像守夜等待的智慧的童女一樣,提了燈帶了油,油就是各種善行,使燈常明不滅,對基督堅精的愛常存不渝。基督到來之日,天堂的門為她們大開。

聖保祿告訴得撒洛尼人對已死的人不要存着失望,他所指的不是失去親人的傷心,因為所愛的人死去,傷心是正常的,但死亡不是終結,一個有基督信仰的人應該明白,我們既然與基督結為一體,將來當然也與祂同享光榮。我們要做的是為他們祈禱,教會定十一月為煉靈月,就是這個意思,提醒我們我們多多為煉靈祈禱。

From Fr. Gael: Upon hearing the Scout motto, someone asked Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell the inevitable follow-up question. “Prepared for what?” “Why, for any old thing,” he replied. In 1907, Baden-Powell, an English soldier, devised the Scout motto: Be Prepared. He published it in Scouting for Boys in 1908. (Two years later, in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded.) In Scouting for Boys, Baden-Powell wrote that to Be Prepared means “you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty.” This can be appropriated applied to the Gospel parable of today’s mass. However, we apply this to our relationship with God, “to be in readiness in heart, soul, mind and body in our relationship to God. Since we only get one chance to live our lives, it is paramount to do the best we can now. Readiness, I would say, means living in the presence of God, so that our lives are as Godly as possible. This is our challenge in our daily lives so that as Baden-Powell says, we are prepared for “any old thing.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                November 8, 2020
8:45        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. + –
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Donna, Frances, & John Traverso +
11:45     Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
Thanksgiving from Francis Tia
5:00        Vicenta Mendez + 

Monday                               November 9, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Lorna Bugayong
9:00        Nina & Ugo Torre +

Tuesday                               November 10, 2020
7:00        Ernesto & Ilide Piazza +
9:00        Soul of Giuseppina Laurent +

Wednesday                        November 11, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Lorraine De Nicolai +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                             November 12, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Healing Luisa Valentina

Friday                                   November 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Angela Balistreri +

Saturday                             November 14, 2020
7:30        Franco Ortesi +
9:00        Joseph Riccio +
5:00        The Curreri & Mazzucco Family +

Baptisms
Georgiana Rose Mitchell

Rest-in-Peace
Richard Devincenzi – Sharon Roso

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).

Today’s Rosaries: At 2:30PM the weekly Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral will take place. Join us!

Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary: And, at 3:00PM, the Chinese Apostolate ZOOM Rosary is recited. Go here to join in:

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Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus! He wants to see you! 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!

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 form on our website.

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).

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

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 here and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Choose Life! “Suicidal individuals—with or without a terminal illness—typically do not want to die… The patient requesting assisted suicide is often asking, ‘Does anyone want me to be alive, or care enough to talk me out of this request and support me through this difficult time?’” –USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “Every Suicide is Tragic”

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 08           32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               09           The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Tuesday               10           Leo the Great; Pope, Doctor
Wednesday         11           Martin of Tours; Bishop
Thursday             12           Josaphat; Bishop, Martyr
Friday                   13           Frances Xavier Cabrini; Virgin
Saturday              14           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 15           33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Revelation 7:2-4: 9-14; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12a. The first reading from the Book of Revelation offers a majestic vision of the great multitude of the saints in heaven. The second reading tells of the great love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we may be called the children of God. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches the eight beatitudes, which outline the essential virtues necessary for living a life of authentic discipleship.

 Tutti i Santi

 Gioisce la Chiesa per l’esaltazione di tanti suoi figli, beati in cielo e modello di vita per i fratelli in terra. I santi stanno davanti a Dio per ottenerci forza e speranza nella lotta contro il male. Dopo aver adottato lo stile del Vangelo, facendo della loro vita un dono, ora godono con pienezza la visione di Dio.

諸聖節

通常我們紀念某一個聖人,效法他、求他們為我們轉禱,例如最近祝聖的聖教宗若望二十三及聖教宗若望.保祿二世等聖人。今天教會紀今沒有列在年曆中的聖人,但這些聖人們和我們平常紀念的聖人一樣尊貴,他在世時也許做着和我們相似的工作,過着和我們同樣的生活,有着各種困難,但他們善用聖寵,效法耶穌,克服了一切困難,默默地過着不為人知的聖善生活,也默默地影響了他周圍的人,他們善度了一生,現在安然到達天堂的彼岸,和天主日夕相對,安享永福。他們是我們生活的標準,是我們學習,作為榜樣並且是我們祈求幫助的人。

這些聖人也是我們的希望。讓我們知道天堂是實的,永生是在真實的,也是我們此生的目的。我們也要像他們一樣,以耶穌的言行為生活的楷模。我們要服侍他人當作服侍耶穌。

我們每一個人都有成聖成賢的使命,天主要我們都能在天堂上與祂同在。此世的生活即使有各種困難,但是我們充滿希望,因為我們可藉聖體、聖事、祈禱的幫助去達到目的。我們更可以求天堂上的諸聖為我們轉求,他們的祈禱一定更有效,因為他們比我們更接近天主。

十一月二日是追思已亡日,別忘記為已去世的人祈禱。因為天堂諸聖、煉獄靈魂和我們息息相關。而死亡不是生命的終結,而是一種誕生,永恆的生命的開始。

本月五日第一個星期五我們特別恭敬耶穌聖心,六日第一個星期六特別恭敬聖母,最好能去參與彌撒,或多祈禱

From Fr. Gael: The Feast of All Saints is a lovely feast. It is the feast of possibilities. God shines through the characters of so many diverse men and women in the life and history of the Church. Our list of saints goes back twenty centuries. And in that list we find some of the least expected saints. To begin to name them would almost be unfair since  we can’t give them all due recognition. That is why we have a feast of all saints. These are people like you and me who inspire us with the fabric of their lives. They are so like you and me that we begin to understand that sanctity is possible for everyone. We have all known saints in our lives. Many of them will never be proclaimed saints on the calendar of the church but they are saints, and they do inspire us. One of the lovely things that has been happening the last number of years that is so encouraging is the canonization of saints who we have known and loved in life. Just think of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, of Pope John the 23rd and Pope John Paul. We saw them in the media, we listened to their words. They inspire us and let us know that God is active in them and in our world today. So, today, think of the saints who have been in your lives and praise God for them! ­-Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                November 1, 2020
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
1:00        Carla Ferrando + – The D’Ascoli, Imbesi, & D’Ascoli Families +
5:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi  + 

Monday                               November 2, 2020
7:00        The DeNicolai Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Tuesday                               November 3, 2020
7:00        Genoveva Martinez Buenaventura +
9:00        Rosa & Giovanni Garbarino + – Lorraine Levandowski +

Wednesday                        November 4, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Eagan +

Thursday                             November 5, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Maria Fanzago + – Janice Coe +

Friday                                   November 6, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        GB De Martini + – John Gerard Hussey +

Saturday                              November 7, 2020
7:30        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini + – Anthony Wolfsmith +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza +

Rest-in-Peace
Pierina Torre Maso – Frank Cresci
Robbie from the Neighborhood – Flora Luz Ortiz Bolanos
Janice Coe – Elena Simi – John Gerard Hussey

 

Particular Items

Church Open/Masses Celebrated: 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). The Church is open Monday-Friday from 7AM to 4:00PM and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00AM to 6:00PM

Vocation Awareness Week: Fr. Cameron Faller, Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco: “This year Vocation Awareness Week will be Nov. 1 thru Nov 7.   The Office of Vocations will be sponsoring and promoting a prayer campaign that simply involves praying a short prayer each day so that the Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese may be open to a possible religious vocation. I encourage you to join this campaign! To join our Archdiocesan prayer campaign text the word VOCATIONS to 84576 on your mobile phone or go to sfpriest.flocknote.com to sign up. When you sign up, you’ll get a reminder either by text or email to pray a short prayer for vocations for seven days starting on November 1.”

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.

 HELP: Remember your Church needs your gifts more than ever! Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

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!

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.

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  Kenya Hospital Project).

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 form on our website.

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 (again) 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                01           All Saints Day
Monday               02           The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed: All Souls Day
Tuesday              03           Martin de Porres; Religious
Wednesday        04           Charles Borromeo; Bishop
Thursday            05           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  06           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              07           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 08           32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Exodus 22:20-26; I Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Matthew 22:34-40. In the first reading, the Lord tells the Israelites the laws regarding treatment of aliens, widows, and orphans, and the lending of money to the poor. Paul compliments the Thessalonians for their faith and for becoming a model for all the believers…not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has gone forth. In the Gospel, a scholar of the law tests Jesus, regarding the greatest commandment in the law. Jesus answers with two commandments, concerning love of God and love of neighbor.

 

Domenico 30A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Al di sopra dei beni sta la persona umana. Ad esse bisogna saper guardare con aperture di cuore e con disponibilità alla misericordia. Che crede in Dio riconosce veramente quant’è grande la dignità dell’uomo creato a sua imagine e somiglianza. Si tratta di cogliere il disegno di Dio, lungo il cammino della vità.

 常年期第三十主日

 今天的讀經一和福音都集中在愛天主和愛人這兩條重大的誡命上。讀經一教我們應該幫助有急需的、無依的人,也不要苛待和壓迫工人。就像孔子說的:「己所不欲,勿施於人。」今天讀的是馬竇福音的最後一章(二十二章)。在這裏,耶穌反覆叮呤,最重要的誡命是「全心、全靈、全意愛上主,你的天主。還有一條與它相似,就是愛近人如你自己。」

耶穌要我們不必像以前以色列人那樣牢記許多誡命,而是找出最重要的誡命,就是「愛主愛人」,不過不單記得就算了,還要要身體力行,把這愛的誡命實踐出來。因為聖若望宗徒說:「假如有人說:『我愛天主』 ,但卻不愛自己的兄弟,便是說謊,因為不愛自己看見的弟兄的,就不能愛自己所看不見天主。」

星期三(11/01)是諸聖節,這天的福音《真福八端》,耶穌鼓勵、提醒我們,古往今來的聖人就是活出了這八端真福的教訓,他們是我們的模範。星期四是追思已亡日,我們為教內已去世的的兄弟姊妹祈禱,使他們早日得享永遠福樂。

 

 

From Fr. Gael: Sometimes we have the capacity to complicate things. Look at the numbers of laws which were part of the Jewish code of conduct. Several hundred! Moses brings it down to ten, dictated by God on Sinai. And then Jesus brings it down to two. Now we have some kind of hope of keeping up with it. But do not be deceived. Jesus’ reduction down to Love of God and Love of neighbor is not simplistic. It is far more challenging than the few words imply. Choosing to love others is not necessarily easy, and sometimes loving some of those closest to us is a challenge for whatever the reason. So fewer laws does not make for an easier task. It actually centers our life focus in a very specific way. Each of us knows where the challenge lies for us. And so, to make the challenge even more focused, we hear Jesus say: “Love one another as I have loved you.” And we know where the LOVE of Jesus leads.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Allan Fingerhut – Les MacDonald
Frank Cresci

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                October 25, 2020
7:30        Donna, Frances, &  John Traverso +
8:45        Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe & Frances Cresci +
10:15     Angela Canepa +
11:45     Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Special Blessings for Dino Ortega
5:00        Intention Sharon Roso

 Monday                              October 26, 2020
7:00        Genoveva Martinez Buenaventura +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of John Bonjean + 

Tuesday                               October 27, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona + 

Wednesday                        October 28, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Costantino Laurent + 

Thursday                             October 29, 2020
7:00        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Friday                                   October 30, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Victoria Bugayong +
9:00        In Honor of St. Jude

Saturday                             October 31, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        In Honor of and Thanksgiving to St. Jude
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

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 on Sundays, until further notice, Masses will be at 8:45 (English) ; 10:15AM (Chinese/English); 1:00 (Italian/English) & 5:00PM. (English).

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

Second Collection: This weekend we have a second collection for the school. Please be generous!

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

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 basket, or turn them in to the parish office.

All Saints Day: This year, All Saints Day falls on a Sunday, November 1.

40 Days For Life Fall Campaign: Defend FINAL WEEK! 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/

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start that again, in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Don Bosco Study Group: The 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 Amazonhttps://www.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.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 Registration Google form 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 – 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                 25           30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               26           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               27           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         28           Simon and Jude; Apostles
Thursday             29           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                  30           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              31           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 01           All Saints Day

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!