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!

Malachi 3:19-20a; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19. In the first reading, Malachi proclaims the coming judgment where the proud and evildoers will face destruction, while those who fear the Lord will be healed. In the second reading, Paul reminds believers to behave in an orderly way. In the Gospel, Jesus describes events that involve the persecution and suffering of believers, and warns them not to be taken in by false prophets or worldly signs.

 

Domenica 33A Del Tempo Ordinario
 
I profeti annunciano che si sarà la fine di questo mondo. Anche Gesù, come profeta si colloca alla fine della storia e mette davanti ai nostri occhi le difficoltà che non ci devono disarmare. Il bene alla fine trionferà e così “cieli nuovi e terra nuovi” sorgeranno.

 

常年期第三十三主日

上主日的福音中提到人死後復活,今天提到的仍是有關這方面的問題,以「上主的日子」 —— 世界末日為標題。耶穌說到那時有許多徵兆,但並不是末日立刻就到,不必驚慌,但我們可以明白這是天主仁慈地提醒我們,要時刻警醒。

耶穌又提到許多人會假冒祂的名,散佈邪說,令人迷惑,因此我們要認識教會的道理,要堅定信德,不要受騙。耶穌又預告:戰爭、叛亂、天災、飢荒將要出現,還有人身的迫害,這一切聽來可怕,其實未嘗不是天主給我們機會,要我們改善自己,幫助有需要的人。我們也許不致因信仰而受到肉身的迫害,但每天在日常生活中為基督作見證有時也會遭受困難,被人反對嘲笑,但我們不要怕,因為耶穌答應我們,祂會保護我們,保證我們不會失落,祇要我們堅忍到底。

From Fr. Gael: This is an apocalyptic reading for the coming end of the liturgical year. Actually, the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem had already taken place when this Gospel was written. So, when Luke puts in Jesus’ words about the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, credibility is assumed. This is a time when the early followers of Jesus were trying to figure out where they fit in. They’re not welcome by the Jewish culture of Jerusalem. The Temple is gone. Who are they? They gradually work that out in the active following of Jesus Christ through the first Christian communities. In our secular world, you might say we are working out how we can give witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We would do well to ask the intercession of the first followers of Christ of that critical time to help us reaffirm our identity today as followers of Christ. The world needs us as much today as it needed them in their time. What bonds us together is the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus, yesterday, today and always. Amen. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Presley McQuaid – Wyatt Kristian Ellis
Luke Ryan DiGiacomo
Weddings

Brian Franzoia and Angelica Diaz
Rest-in-Peace

Rosalind Sabella Clark – Richard Harrington – Clare Salles Jurvig

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  November 17, 2019
7:30 Marie Hong Tran +
8:45 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15 Soul of Maria Kiu +
11:45 Wedding Anniversary of GB + and Ida De Martini – Charles Rudnick + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  November 18, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of Valentine Te + – Ida May Flores Debrunner + (Conc.)

Tuesday   November 19, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli + – George Silva + (Conc.)

Wednesday November 20, 2019
7:00 Thank you Dear God for All our Blessings
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – The Holy Souls in Purgatory + (Conc.)

Thursday   November 21, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Joan Coker + – Eileen Linehan + (Conc.)

 Friday  November 22, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Alexander James Markus +
9:00 Birthday Eduardo de Castro + –  Dora Varacchi + (Conc.)

 Saturday  November 23, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Tony Scopel + – Eva Lari & Eugenia & Lorenzo Lari + (Conc.)
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous in supporting Catholic education!

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.

Mass for the Faithful Departed Homeless: On Saturday, November 23, 2019 at11 AM, at the Church of the Visitation, 655 Sunnydale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134, the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will celebrate a Mass of the Dead for our homeless brothers and sisters. “When they die, who remembers the chronically homeless and often mentally ill and alcoholic or drug-addicted men and women who wandered our streets? Often, no one. In many cases, no one around them even knew their real names. But they are children of God.”

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Christ the King, End of the Liturgical Year: Next Sunday 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 will conclude Year C (Luke) next week, and, begin Year A (Matthew) on December 1, the First Sunday of Advent. Saints Luke and Matthew, pray for us!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 17 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 18 Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles
Tuesday 19 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 20 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 21 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 22 Cecilia; Virgin, Martyr
Saturday 23 Clement I; Pope, Martyr. Columban; Abbot.  Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro; Priest, Martyr
Sunday  24 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,340.
Second Collection (St. Patrick’s Seminary): $1,710.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38 or 20:27, 34-38. Our first reading from Maccabees recalls the bravery of seven brothers and their mother who preferred death to denying their hope in the God of Israel. Saint Paul reminds the Thessalonians of God’s fidelity and encourages them to find hope and strength in the Lord. In the Gospel, the Sadducees attempt to put Jesus on the spot on the topic of resurrection.

Domenica 32A Del Tempo Ordinario

Sostenuti dalla speranza nella risurrezione, sette fratelli insieme con la loro madre affrontano una morte atroce. La fede nella vita futura si fonda sulla risurrezione di Gesù che apre orizzonti nuovi in cui la nostra vita e la nostra condizione saranno completamente diverse rispetto a quaggiù.

 

常年期第三十二主日

今天彌撒的讀經和復活的問題有關,在舊約時代,人們對這端真理好像有點不很清楚,不過在讀經一中那七兄弟因守教規而被一位外邦國王殺死時所說的話,可以見到他們對於復活和永生也有很堅定的信念。

今天的福音記述撒杜塞人否認人死後會復活,向耶穌提出古怪的問題,他們假設有一個婦人,先後和七兄弟結婚,在復活的時候誰是她的丈夫。耶穌針對這問題向他們解釋,人在復活之後,他的生活狀況和在世時不同,他們不嫁不娶,也不會死,他們將受洗時所接受成為天主義子的名份將完全發展,成為天主之子女。他們雖然得回自己在世的身體,但變得更美麗。因此,我們在生時,要提高自己的心神,盼望來世的幸福,努力行善,好使在復活之日得到永生,不致受罰。

十一月是煉靈月,教會提醒我們在這個月份裏,特別為在煉獄中的靈魂祈禱,好使他們能早日和天主、聖人、天神同在,安享永福。

 

From Fr. Gael: What I don’t understand is why the sixth and seventh brother didn’t get out of town and away from their deadly sister-in-law! Humor aside, the Sadducees who are taking their turn at swinging at Jesus come up with the specious example to test Jesus. They are all about legality. Jesus tells them so in his answer to them about marriage. Such norms will be superfluous in the next world in which the Sadducees don’t believe anyway. So, what is this all about, other than trying to discredit Jesus since the Pharisees failed to do so. It is amazing to see all the effort being expended rather than listening to what Jesus says. An open head and an open heart would stand them so much better than their hard heads and obdurate hearts. And while we look at them, we might check our own heads and hearts out to see where they are.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  November 10, 2019
7:30 Ernesto & Ilide Piazza +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi + – The Deceased Members and Families of the Holy Name Society +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei +
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – Patrick Parks + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Soul of Giuseppina Laurent +

Monday, November 11, 2019
7:00 Anniversary of the Death of Lorraine DeNicolai +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III + – Stephen John Roso + (Conc.)

Tuesday,  November 12, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Birthday of Frank Germano + – Lorraine Gogna + (Conc.)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Angela Balistreri + – Elisa Barela + (Conc.)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00 Franco Ortesi +
9:00 Joseph Riccio + – Patrick Aherne + (Conc.)

 Friday, November 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Stephen John Roso + (Conc.)

 Saturday, November 16, 2019
7:30 Mary, Mario, & the Birthday of Johnny Ortesi
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Umberto & Giosi Sereni + (Conc.)
5:00 Nina & Ugo Torre +

Baptisms
Lorenzo Carlos Valenzuela
Adrian Alexander Men
Rest-in-Peace
Joseph John Barbaratto – Melinda Barany
Luigi Marciano

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: This weekend we are having a second collection for St. Patrick’s Seminary, the seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco as well as other dioceses in the west and the Pacific Rim. 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. “One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of adoring, of adoring in silence.” –Pope Francis.

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.

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.

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

 

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.

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 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 prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ for more details.

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!

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.

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.

“As human beings, we have a natural fear of death and we rebel against its apparent finality. Faith teaches us that the fear of death is lightened by a great hope, the hope of eternity, which gives our lives their fullest meaning. The God who is love offers us the promise of eternal life through the death and resurrection of His Son.” Therefore, “in Christ, death no longer appears as an abyss of emptiness, but rather a path to life which will never end.” –Pope Benedict XVI, All Souls Day, 2011.

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 10 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 11 Martin of Tours; Bishop
Tuesday 12 Josaphat; Bishop, Martyr
Wednesday 13 Frances Xavier Cabrini; Virgin
Thursday 14 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 15 Albert the Great; Bishop, Doctor
Saturday 16 Margaret of Scotland; Queen
Gertrude; Virgin
Sunday 17 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $5,256.
Second Collection (All Saints): $1,267.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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!

2 Kings 5:14-17; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19. In the first reading, Naaman is cured of his leprosy after following the prophet Elisha’s instructions to plunge into the Jordan river seven times. In his Letter to Timothy, Paul note that while he may be in chains, the word of God is not. All who are faithful to Christ will obtain salvation in him. In the Gospel, Jesus cleanses 10 lepers but only one of them—a Samaritan—returns to give glory and thanks to God.

Domenica 28A Del Tempo Ordinario

Siamo tentati di appropriarci della Parola di Dio. La Parola di Dio è libertà e gratuità e viene rivolta ad ogni uomo. Non possiamp “sequestrare” la grazia di Dio. Dio non fa preferenze di persona, e suscita in ogni uomo disponibile al suo richiamo un movimento di salvezza che investe tutta la persona. È la vita intera, nella sua dimensione visibile e nascosta che viene trasformata dalla Parola di vita.

常年期第二十八主日

今天的福音記述耶穌在到耶路撒冷的途中,治好了十個痳瘋病人,使我想到我們常會犯的兩種毛病,其一是抱怨,《每日聖言》一書寫得好:「抱怨像一個有口臭病的人,會把身邊的人熏跑,而他自己卻聞不到。一個人之所以抱怨,是因為他還沒有學會感恩,即使擁有財富 、健康,也難以感到喜樂。相反,一個懂得感恩的人,即使在艱難困苦中,也會活出自己的風采。」

我們會犯的另一毛病是偏見,我們會對人的種族、衣著打扮、信仰、工作……存着偏見。例如看到紋身的人、衣衫襤褸的人或衣着怪異的人會敬而遠之。痳瘋病人在耶穌時代是被見棄於社會的,而撒馬黎雅人是猶太人瞧不起的、不交往的。在今天的福音中,我們看到耶穌打破世俗的成見,不但治好那撒馬黎雅人,並且讚美他的信德和感恩。

讓我們祈求天賞給我們知恩和信德的恩典,並且努力去使它們在我們心中生根茁壯。

From Fr. Gael: This Gospel always amazes me. Hansen’s Disease or as it is known, Leprosy, has been around for centuries. In Jesus’ time partially because of its contagiousness, it was the source of being ostracized and alienated from society. Actually, it caused separation mainly because it rendered the afflicted unclean. These ten lepers approach Jesus seeking a cure so that they may return to their families and to society in general. Jesus obliges and cures them. Imagine their joy. Only one, 10% of the group, immediately upon realizing that he is cured, returns to thank Jesus before going to his family. And he is a Samaritan. Jesus comments on this fact. Now we may judge the other nine but imagine their joy at thinking they could go to be certified clean and return to their families. This alone caused their rush away. Now, upon personal reflection, what is the quality of our gratefulness to God for all that God continually does for us. And in what kind of a rush are we? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Weddings
Drew Bernier and Melissa Amato
Kristopher Uy and Kristine Lotilla
Ernesto Tula and Juliana Bravo
James Dzur and Theresa Ick

 

Rest-in-Peace
Dorothy Varacchi

 

Particular Items

100 YEARS!!! Today we celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. Have fun, give thanks for all who work to make it happen, and remember all your dollars go to support the Church of God! That’s our beloved late Fr. Paul Maniscalco, SDB, who graduated our school many years age with some more recent alums.

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.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Club Conference Room.. Reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

St. Thomas More Society Red Mass: On Thursday, October 17, at 5:30 PM, here at Saints Peter and Paul, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be celebrate the annual Red Mass. Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis will be the homilist. The annual Red Mass is sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco. All are welcome to attend. The St. Thomas More Society is named for the 16th century lawyer, judge, diplomat, Chancellor of England, martyr, and saint, killed by the government for prioritizing his duty to the Catholic faith.

Attn: Catholic Medical Professionals! On October 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Mater Dolorosa Church 307 Willow Avenue, South San Francisco 94080, Archbishop Cordileone invites all Catholic Medical Professionals to join him as he celebrates a special White Mass for Catholic Medical Professionals on the Feast of St. Luke, physician and patron of the medical profession.  A reception will follow. The White Mass is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past–check out this video for the history:

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.

World Mission Sunday: Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday. There will be a second collection. Please be generous!

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!

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 (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website for more information.

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 go here 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 office.

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. Congratulations to the Commissioned Catechists of Saints Peter & Paul Parish: Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai, Valerie Chan, Alyeda Baubert, Alice Chan, Agnes Szeto, & Kelly Kong.

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

Mille Grazie! To all who attended the 2019 Rosary Rally! 1,000 people attended Mass celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone and joined the Eucharistic Procession led by the Archbishop (and our own Deacon Edward Te) through the streets of San Francisco. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 13 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 14 Callistus; Pope, Martyr
Tuesday 15 Teresa of Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Wednesday 16 Hedwig; Reigious, Margaret Mary Alocoque; Virgin
Thursday 17 Ignatius of Antioch; Bishop, Martyr
Friday 18 Luke; Evangelist
Saturday 19 John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues; Priests, and Companions; Martyrs
Sunday  20 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $6,716.
Weekly Parish Expenses:   $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10. Habakkuk complains to the Lord, who responds that what Habakkuk awaits will come in time, and the just one shall live because of his faith. Saint Paul writes to Timothy and encourages him in his faithfulness to the Gospel. In the Gospel, the Apostles say to Jesus: Increase our faith. He responds by comparing faith to the size of a mustard seed, and expounding on the role of a good servant.

Domenica 27A Del Tempo Ordinario

L’uomo non deve sfidare la pazienza e la misericordia del suo Signore, calpestando e umiliando i propri simili. A chi si rivolge e Lui chiendendo aiuto nell’orazione e si lamenta del”silenzio di Dio.” Egli mostra il segno de suo Amore provvidente nella Croce del Figlio. San Paola scrive: Dio non ci ha dato uno spirito di timidezza, ma di forza, di saggezza e di operosità.

常年期第二十七主日

今天三段聖經的主題都環繞在「信」方面。

先知哈巴谷時代,人民過着十分悲慘的生活,因為以色列人對天主忘恩負義,背棄信仰,為非作歹,天主利用強敵攻擊他們,作為懲罰和提醒他們的工具,敵人在以色列作出極其殘忍的事,連善人也被捲進毀滅的旋渦裏,真是苦不堪言。在這邪惡毀滅的情形中,先知向上主呼求,天主使他看見一個神視,要他提醒人們,相信、忍耐靜待,祂會實踐對以色列的諾言。

環視我們周圍的世界,甚至我們的家庭,會覺得今日的世代,和先知哈巴谷時代的情形沒有什麼不同。饑荒、殘殺、不信、背信、物慾、享樂、自私、戰爭。可是我們不要頹喪,聖保祿宗徒寫給愛徒和助手弟茂德的信可以給我們鼓勵。他說:「但要依賴天主的大能,為福音同我共受勞苦」。面對某些情形,心生畏懼是自然的事,不過要依賴天主的大能。

「上主!求祢增加我們的信德吧!」真應該是我,也是各位每天不忘的祈求。在逆境中、在奮鬥時,常能堅信依賴天主,必能得勝。耶穌說:「如果你們有信德像芥子那樣大,即使你們給這棵桑樹說:你連根拔出,移到海中去,它也會服從你們的」。換句話說,如果我們要侍奉天主、和近人,祇要求,然後做,天主一定會給我們足夠的力量做到。

耶穌行的每一個奇蹟,首先要人深信,奇蹟才會出現。

From Fr. Gael: In the 1970’s when I was a student of theology at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, there was a store on Telegraph on the south side of University of California in Berkeley It was Logos Bookstore, a Christian bookstore. And at the bookstore, they also sold some religious articles. One of them was a little glass sphere on a chain, and in the sphere was a mustard seed.

This is the image used in the Gospel today, to quantify an amount of faith, a very small amount of faith. Yet that small amount of faith has atomic powers. It could uproot a mulberry tree and cast it into the sea. Imagine if we could quantify the amount of faith each of us has inside of us. Would we have enough to put into a glass sphere on a chain, and what would we do with it? How many mulberry trees in the neighborhood would be missing! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Franco Mendoza Cuellar
Victoria Lew

Rest-in-Peace
William Cardinal Levada – Dorothy Varacchi
Gloria Alterio – Thomas Lyons, Jr.

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday October 6, 2019
7:30 Torchy Prudente +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:30 John “Giovanni” Borzoni + – In Honor of Madonna del Lume (Conc.)
1:00 Ilva Baccetti +
5:00 Vince Moreci +

Monday October 7, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Jeff Burns + (Conc.)

Tuesday October 8, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III + – Joe Balestreri + (Conc.)

Wednesday October 9, 2019
7:00 Louis Ferralis & Enrichetta Panelli +
9:00 Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio + – John Rocco & Family + (Conc.)

Thursday October 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + –Thanksgiving from Mariane Mocanu (Conc.)

Friday October 11, 2019
7:00 Francisco & Maria Spingola +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwan + – Thanksgiving from Mariane Mocanu (Conc.)

Saturday October 12, 2019
7:30 Birthday of Anthony Brazil +
9:00 Sr. Anita Ferrari, FMA + and Sr. Antoinette Mazzia, FMA +
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Particular Items

La Festa della Madonna del Lume! Today we conclude the 2019 Madonna del Lume celebration. There will be a High Mass at 11:30 AM at Saints Peter & Paul, followed by a refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession honoring La Madonna del Lume, “Our Most Holy Mother of Light,” will begin in front of the Church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! La Festa della Madonna del Lume Family Dinner will follow that evening at 5:00PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club.

Our Lady of the Rosary: Monday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Salesians Cooperators: The cooperators, the lay ministry of the Salesians, founded by Don Bosco himself, will meet Tuesday, October 8, at 7PM, in the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Conference Room.

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.

100 YEARS!!

 

100 YEARS!!! You don’t need to be a Bruno Ghezza (above, yikes!) to support your Church! On October 12-13 (next week!) we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! Not too many events in San Francisco are 100 years old, and we are proud that the Bazaar is one of them! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. We NEED volunteers, especially men of the parish. It’s hard work, fun, and you are building the Church of God. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809. Also, our good Bazaar Chair MaryKate del Campo tells us another way to help. We need:

Unopened wine and liquor – to be sold at our Wine and Liquor booth in the gym.
Desserts – we need store bought cakes, desserts and cupcakes for our Cake booth.  You can sign up to bring a cake on the Friday before or the weekend of Bazaar.
Gift cards/certificates – we need gift cards and certificates from your favorite retailers for the Gift Certificate booth.  This can be $5.00 Starbucks cards, gift cards from your hair salon, your favorite pizza joint, where you get your nails done and even Amazon or Walgreen’s cards in any generous amount.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Conference Room. The reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

Attn: Catholic Medical Professionals! On October 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Mater Dolorosa Church 307 Willow Avenue, South San Francisco 94080, Archbishop Cordileone invites all Catholic Medical Professionals to join him as he celebrates a special White Mass for Catholic Medical Professionals on the Feast of St. Luke, physician and patron of the medical profession. A reception will follow. The White Mass is the traditional name given for the Mass for medical professionals, drawn from the white coats that physicians still wear and the white uniforms worn by nurses in times past.

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 http://prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ for more details.

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 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 or the last! 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.

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.

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 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. Congratulations to the Commissioned Catechists of Saints Peter & Paul Parish: Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai, Valerie Chan, Alyeda Baubert, Alice Chan, Agnes Szeto, & Kelly Kong.

Help the Elderly in Need: Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE). LBFE is a volunteer driven non-profit organization whose mission is to relieve isolation and loneliness among the elderly in San Francisco. LBFE provides many services: coordinating volunteers to do in-home visits on the elder’s birthday, on holidays, or just a seasonal in-home visit. LBFE also provides a Medical Escort Program, where volunteer drivers pick up our elders, take them to their medical appointments, accompany them through it, and then take them home. Majority of the elders served live alone and have no friends or family in their lives. Many live on a fixed income and cannot afford transportation to and from their medical appointments which is why we offer our Medical Escort Program. To find out more email Debbie Uchida, LBFE Volunteer coordinator at duchida@littlebrotherssf.org

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 at https://sfarchdiocese.org/essay-contest

Choose Life! Save lives and souls! This year, for the first time San Francisco’s 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil has added a fall campaign to their Lenten one. The fall campaign is from September 25 to November 3, at two locations: From Mondays through Saturdays: Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia Street, San Francisco; On Sundays: Soon-to-be-opened Flagship Planned Parenthood, 1522 Bush Street, San Francisco. Visit 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 06 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 07 Our Lady of the Rosary
Tuesday 08 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 09 Denis; Bishop, and Companions; Martyrs, John Leonardi; Priest
Thursday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 11 John XXIII; Pope
Saturday 12 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 13 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,042.
Second Collection (For the Poor): $2,318.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Amos 6:1a, 4-7; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16: 19-31. In the first reading from Amos, we hear a warning about comfort and wanton revelry leading to complacency. Saint Paul writes to Timothy, instructing him to lay hold of eternal life by keeping the commandments and pursuing the goods such as love, righteousness and faith. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, who both receive what is just in eternal life.

 

Domenico 26A Del tempo Ordinario
Impegnarsi nel contesto della vita sociale senza tenerconto del comportamento altrui è rispondere a unachimata che rinnova l’intimo del cuore. La ricerca del bene degli altri è la via migliore per conseguire il proprio. Gesù, per amore si è fatto uomo, umiliandosi fino alla morte.
 

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as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: Ralph Vaughan Williams writes a beautiful piece of music entitled “Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus” which is based on this parable. I recommend it to you all. Try reading the parable with the music in the background. One of the most important lessons learned from this parable is explained when Dives asks father Abraham to send Lazarus to warns his brothers about their behavior so that they do not end up where he is. But Father Abraham refuses to do so, saying: “They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.” In other words, they already know what they are supposed to do, let them do it!” Wow! That is rather straightforward. They know they are supposed to care for the less fortunate. That is their responsibility. Let them do it, and if they don’t, let them suffer the consequences. What does that say to me and to each one of us? We also know what we are supposed to do. We, too, will be held accountable for what we know we are supposed to for others. There is no escaping the consequences! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
 
Baptisms
Michael Emanuel Shimer – Grace Nevin
Weddings
Nelson and Michelle Diaz
Franco Ragusa and Lauren Sanguinetti
Rest-in-Peace
Sr. Stella Tafoya, FMA – Francesco Bonsignori

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  September 29, 2019
7:30 Death Anniversary Edward DeNicolai +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan +
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – In Honor of Madonna dei Miracoli (Conc.)
1:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  September 30, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Luis G. San Gabriel, Jr. +
9:00 John Rocco & Family +

Tuesday   October 1, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday of GB DeMartini + – Papoy Datiles + (Conc.)

Wednesday October 2, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Thanksgiving Stephen Bugayong and Steven Thomeczek

Thursday   October 3, 2019
7:00 Louis Greco +
9:00 Fr. Larry Byrne, SDB + & Fr. Guido Divina, SDB +

 Friday  October 4, 2019
7:00 Alicia Jimenez Yao & Mr. Lu Kim +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Thanksgiving & Birthday Gabe Dominic Branzuela (Conc.)

 Saturday  October 5, 2019
7:30 John, Francesca, Vincent, Frances & Nathan Mazzaferri +
9:00 The Lucchesi Family + – Loving Memorial & Rest in Peace Eduardo, Nina, Victoria, Conrado    Jaime Family + (Conc.)
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for the poor.

Madonna de Miracoli: Today at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass, we celebrate Madonna dei Miracoli, beloved of the people of Cicagna and all Italy! Madonna dei Miracoli, pray for us!

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.

The Solemnity of St. Francis at the Shrine: The Solemnity of St. Francis (October 4) at the National Shrine will have great liturgies and events in honor of the lovable saint! A Novena began on September 26, and the Novena Prayer to St. Francis is recited after all Masses from September 26 to October 4. Thursday, October 3 is the Vigil; Friday, October 4 is his feast day; Saturday, October 5, is the Blessing of the Animals. Go to www.shrinesf.org for more information.

NEXT SATURDAY! San Francisco Ninth Annual Rosary Rally! On Saturday, October 5, you are invited join Catholics from around the Bay Area at the 9th Annual Rosary Rally. Events begin at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will include a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza. There will be a Saints Peter and Paul contingent—we will have more details soon. For full details about the Rally, visit www.rosaryrallysf.com

La Festa della Madonna del Lume is next week! The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” is October 4, 5 & 6!  On Friday October 4, (the Solemnity of St. Francis) our Madonna del Lume Society will participate in the evening prayers and Holy Hour at the Porziuncula of the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, beginning with the Rosary at 5:00PM, Confessions and Adoration at 6, and Holy Mass at 7. On Saturday, October 5, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM at the Fishermen’s & Seamen’s Memorial Chapel at Fisherman’s Wharf, followed by the fishing boat parade and Memorial Ceremony & Blessing of the Fishermen lost at Sea, Families of the Fishermen, and San Francisco Fishing Industry & Community. On Sunday, October 6, events will begin with High Mass at 11:30 AM at Saints Peter & Paul, followed by a refreshments in the cafeteria. The procession honoring La Madonna del Lume, “Our Most Holy Mother of Light,” will begin in front of the Church at 1:45 PM, and all little angels & fisherman are urged to come in costume! La Festa della Madonna del Lume Family Dinner will follow that evening at 5:00PM at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Pick up a flyer in the Church! Questions: Contact Bertina Cannizzaro – 415-596-0594.

 

100 YEARS!!! On October 12-13 we will celebrate the 100th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY BAZAAR! This is the major yearly fundraiser for both the Church and School. We NEED volunteers, especially men of the parish. It’s hard work, fun, and you are building the Church of God. Call Gibbons at 415-421-0809.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will next meet October 15, at 7PM, in the Club Conference Room.. Reading will be “Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Direction.”

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.

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 at https://sfarchdiocese.org/essay-contest

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 http://prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ 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 sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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. Congratulations to the Commissioned Catechists of Saints Peter & Paul Parish: Rose Mangini, Edgar Yu, Kathy Woeber Gardner, Rowena Tong, Sr. Kathleen Gibson, FMA, Catarina Lai, Valerie Chan, Alyeda Baubert, Alice Chan, Agnes Szeto, Kelly Kong.

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! Show your support for the littlest among us at San Francisco’s Annual Life Chain! This year’s Life Chain will be on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-3PM, along Park Presidio Boulevard.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 29 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 30 Jerome; Priest, Doctor
Tuesday 01 Thérèse of the Child Jesus; Virgin, Doctor
Wednesday 02 The Holy Guardian Angels
Thursday 03 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 04 Francis of Assisi; Patron of our Archdiocese
Saturday 05 Francis Xavier Seelos; Priest
Sunday 06 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,781.
Second Collection (Priests’ Retirement Fund): $1,574.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!