Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 12:28b-34. Moses speaks to the people, telling them to observe the commands of God and to love him with all their heart, soul, and strength. In the second reading, Jesus is acknowledged as the perfect sacrifice who has redeemed us. In the Gospel, Jesus proclaims the two greatest commandments are to love God completely and to love your neighbor as yourself.
Domenico 31A Del Tempo Ordinario
In questa domenica la verifica si sviluppa sul precetto fondamentale: “l’amore, che ci proietta in Dio e che allarga il nostro cuore verso i fratelli.” Dobbiamo riconoscere che abbiamo difficoltà a comprendere che cosa significhi veramente la parola amore che frequentemente usiamo. Dio non ha atteso che diventassimo degni del suo amore ma ci ha amati per primo. Chiediamo che ci renda capaci di vivere il suo massimo commandamento: “amerai.”
From Fr. Al: “Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of a young mother who died of cancer after delaying chemotherapy treatment in order to save the life of her unborn child. The pope signed decrees recognizing the heroic virtue of Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin—along with two others—during a meeting on Aug. 30 with Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Born in Italy in 1969, Mocellin had been considering life as a Salesian sister when she met her future husband, Carlo Mocellin, at the age of 16. She went on to finish high school and marry Carlo, despite the discovery of a sarcoma in her left leg. The tumor was at that time successfully treated.
The couple had two children together, Francesco and Lucia, when a malignancy reappeared during her third pregnancy. Mocellin continued with the pregnancy and opted for treatment that would not jeopardize the life of her child, Riccardo, who was born in 1994.
She left behind a letter for Riccardo to explain her decision: “I fought with all my power and did not give up on the idea of giving birth to you, so much so that the doctor understood everything and said no more…. Riccardo, you are a gift for us. It was that evening, in the car on the way back from the hospital, that you moved for the first time. It seemed as if you were saying, ‘Thank you mama for loving me!’ And how could we not love you? You are precious, and when I look at you and see you so beautiful, lively, friendly, I think that there is no suffering in the world that is not worth bearing for a child.”
Mocellin died of cancer at the age of 26 a few months after Riccardo’s birth.
Shared from Catholic News Service and Vatican News.
–Fr. Al Mengon, Parochial Vicar
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday October 31, 2021
8:45 Marie DeMartini + – Maria Russo +
10:15 Augustine Chan +
12:00 Norma, Louie, & Jim Rancelli + –
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi +
Monday November 1, 2021
7:00 The D’Ascoli & Imbesi Families +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto +
12:00 Intentions of the Knights of Malta
6:00 Intention Salesian Young Adults
Tuesday November 2, 2021
7:00 The DeNicolai Family +
9:00 For the Souls in Purgatory +
Wednesday November 3, 2021
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Marie DeMartini +
Thursday November 4, 2021
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Rosa & Giovanni Garbarino + –
Intention Happy Birthday Eva K. Muntean
Friday November 5, 2021
7:00 Italo Giannone +
9:00 Luigi Cirelli + – Paola Pesce +
Saturday November 6, 2021
7:30 Poor Souls in Purgatory +
9:00 The Fleurise & Rakesh Families +
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza & Gig Ghiglieri +
Tommy Lee & Renee Chapman
Frank Olcomendy & Cristina Micheli
Francesco Spagnoli – Greg Gollnick
Second Collection: This weekend we have a second collection for the poor. Please be generous.
Salesian Young Adults: Our SYA will be meeting October 31. To learn more about the SYA, visit facebook.com/groups/saintspetersandpaulyoungadults/
All Saints & All Souls: Tomorrow, November 1, is All Saints Day. We have Masses at 7:00 & 9:00AM and 6:00PM. There is also a noon Mass for the Knights of Malta, but parishioners are welcome to attend. And November 2 is All Souls Day. November is the month of all the faithful departed. You can find All Souls envelopes in the pews and on the tables.
Salesian Cooperators and Don Bosco Study Group: On November 1 the Salesian Cooperators will meet. On November 8, the Cooperators in formation will meet, and on December 7 the Don Bosco Study Group will meet. More details in future bulletins.
Mille Grazie! To Archbishop Cordileone and the Deacons from the Archdiocese, Deacon Edward Te, our musicians Charles Corum and Chris Evans, and all the altar servers who made Fr. Tho’s installation Mass so beautiful! And also to Jose Lopez and to all who helped with the reception! Above: Fr. Tho declares his fidelity to the Church of Jesus Christ and his dedication to the good of the people of the parish of Saints Peter and Paul.
Archdiocesan Mother/Daughter Program: The Mother-Daughter Programs are designed to help you and your daughter explore God’s special gift of human fertility together. Help her see the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for growing up as a young girl or teenager and becoming a woman. This year’s program will be on November 13, and will be online. Learn more here: sfarchdiocese.org/event/the-mother-daughter-programs/
Holy Name Society: The HNS will meet Sunday, November 14, following the 8:45AM Mass. All interested in learning more or becoming a member are invited!
School and Pre-K Open House: On Sunday, November 14, from 10AM to noon, both Saints Peter and Paul Kindergarten through 8th Grade and the Laura Vicuña Pre-Kindergarten will host their annual Open House for prospective families. If you are looking for a new school for your children, or know someone who is, come on by and see our great Salesian educational institutions. Applications for both the Pre-K and the big school may be found here: https://sspeterpaulsf.org/admissions
Church Flowers: Thanks to Valentina, who donated the lovely orchids which are decorating our altar! Would you like to sponsor a weekend of fresh flowers for your Church? Help beautify the Church, and your intention will be included in the bulletin. Call 415-421-0809.
We Need YOUR Talent: Stewardship means sharing our time, talent, and treasure. We need your talent—specifically if you are a handyman or woman. We have various plumbing, painting, and patching jobs around the plant that cost a fortune if we hire professionals, but can be done by skilled parishioners. If you have a talent you are willing to share with your church, call Fr. Tho!
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 69 parishioners have pledged/paid $41,808, leaving us with a balance of $16, 146. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!
Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Please email Dr. Lisa Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more.
Sunday 31 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday 01 All Saints day
Tuesday 02 Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day)
Wednesday 03 Martin de Porres; Religious
Thursday 04 Charles Borromeo; Bishop
Friday 05 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 06 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 07 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Your gifts of last week: $1,758.
Second Collection (World Mission Sunday): $2,963.
Parish School: $145.
Weekly Cost to Operate Church: $17,066.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!