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Isaiah 11: 1-10; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3: 1-12. Isaiah tells of the justice and peace that shall reign in the kingdom of God. Saint Paul prays that God will give the community the ability to be in harmony and united with Christ. In the Gospel. John the Baptist exhorts his listeners to turn away from their sins and be baptized, for the one who is coming is even mightier.

Domenica 2A Di Avvento

Ciò che Dio ha fatto nell’Immacolata è il progetto che ha pensato per ogni credente in Cristo. Celebriamo oggi la solennità della Immacolata Concezione della Vergine Maria che ci insegna a comprendere che Gesù si è sacrificio per noi, e ci indica la strada per essere degni di Dio. Seguiamola!

將臨期第二主日

今天,我們再度聽到聖若翰洗者的訊息:他說:「天國近了,你們要悔攺,修直主的道路……」他勸人預備上主的路,他自己先隱居曠野,擺脫一切不屬於天主的事物來準備自己。」他告訴我們,將臨期是一段祈禱、反省、預備的時刻;是一段離開繁雜的生活、 以內儉、以祈禱、從聖經和聖事中去吸取滋養的時刻。是一段開放內心,歡迎耶穌到來的時刻,又是努力締造和平、慷慨地幫助有需要的人的時刻。讓我們用心地去過自制,公正、虔誠的生活,去準備耶穌再臨。

十一月八日是無原罪聖母節,聖母是最能善度將臨期的人,她用九個月去預備耶穌的來臨;她的心隨時都開放,耶穌任何時間都可以進入和傾訴。她也願意教我們怎樣做,讓我們向她學習吧!

From Fr. Gael: John the Baptist appears in the context of his time as a countercultural prophet. He dresses differently and eats healthy style. He shoots straight from the hip in his preaching. He was difficult for some people to accept because his message challenged them at the deepest level of their relationship with their God. He is the one given to us today in this Sunday’s scripture. Once again, in the context of our secular environment, he is countercultural. He challenges us in this Advent at the deepest level of our relationship with God. All around us the materialism of our culture, especially in the commercialism of Christmas, will challenge the interiority of John the Baptist’s message. The choice is up to us. May Advent win! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms

Luna Grace Vindel

Rest-in-Peace
Roger Moskaira – Hazel Loomis Freedman –June Caballero

Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday  December 8, 2019
7:30 Concetta Romeo +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Pak Yu Kong +
11:45 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + – Mary Garibaldi + (Conc.)
1:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
Monday  December 9, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of  Maria Fuller + – Peter Domenici + (Conc.)
Tuesday   December 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Pietro Piazza +
Wednesday December 11, 2019
7:00 Eleanore Marenzi +
9:00 Serge & Tom Cincotta +
Thursday   December 12, 2019
7:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Jeanne Spingola + (Conc.) 
Friday  December 13, 2019
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Frank Cannizzaro + – John Rocco & Family + (Conc.)
Saturday  December 14, 2019
7:30 Henry Ravetto +
9:00 David Scopel +
5:00 Louis Greco & Family +

Particular Items

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

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

“The style of John the Baptist was meant to call all Christians to choose a sober lifestyle, especially in preparation for the feast of Christmas…when the Lord, as Saint Paul would say, ‘became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich’.”
John’s mission “was an extraordinary appeal to conversion…a fiery invitation to a new way of thinking and acting,” and “to the announcement of God’s justice.” “Therefore, John’s appeal goes far beyond and deeper than a call to a sober lifestyle: it is a call for inner change, starting with the recognition and confession of our sins.”–Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Advent Message, December 4, 2011.

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: This year, we celebrate the Immaculate Conception on Monday, December 9. It is transferred from the 8th, because that day is a Sunday. It is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, but come honor our Blessed Mother anyway!

Advent Prayer Group: The Advent Prayer Group will meet on Wednesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 18 at 2:45 PM, in the Parish Center. All are welcome!

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.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: On Thursday we celebrate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, so dear to the hearts of the people of Mexico and all Catholics!

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.

Santa Lucia: On Friday, December 13, from 6-8PM, at the Fisherman’s Chapel at the wharf, there will be a Festa di Santa Lucia, with Christmas Carols.

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

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

Advent Penance Service: This year’s Advent Penance Service, with individual confession, will be on Monday, December 16, at 7:00PM. This is the very best way to “make straight the paths of the Lord” and prepare ourselves for the coming of Our Lord!  ALL parishioners are invited and urged to attend!

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

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school..

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

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

Mille Grazie! Thanks to all parishioners who volunteered to serve the poor on Thanksgiving Day. We served over 600 diners, more than ever before. We placed two people in temporary housing. We gave someone a bicycle so he could ride to work. We gave another man a wheeled laundry basket after seeing the cart he had was so broken it could no longer be used. Local eateries North Beach Restaurant, Tacolicious, North Beach Pizza, Park Tavern and Piazza Pellegrini generously contributed to the meal.

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.”

Christmas Memorial Poinsettias: Speaking of Poinsettias, for the next three weekends, parishioners will be taking orders for Christmas Memorial poinsettias in front of the church. Cost is $20. You can remember a loved one and decorate the church for the Christmas season at the same time!

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 08 Second Sunday of Advent
Monday 09 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday 10 Advent Weekday
Wednesday 11 Advent Weekday, Damasus I; Pope
Thursday 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe
Friday 13 Lucy; Virgin, Martyr
Saturday 14 John of the Cross; Priest, Doctor
Sunday 15 Third Sunday of Advent,  Gaudete (Rejoice!) Sunday

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,304.
Thanksgiving Day Mass: $687.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.

Your faithful donations of November 23/24: $4,216.
Second Collection (CCHD): $1,186.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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

Domenica 1A Di Avvento

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

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

Particular Items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Particular Items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit our website to learn more about the school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

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

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

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