November 28, 2021: First Sunday of Advent

Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36. In the first reading, Jeremiah prophesies the coming of a promised messiah for the house of Israel and Judah. Saint Paul exhorts the Thessalonians to conduct themselves in a way pleasing to God. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the disciples to stay vigilant and be prepared for the day when they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Domenica 1A di Avvento

Con la guida di San Luca si riprende il cammino dell-anno liturgico. L’Avvento predispone a mettere ordine nel nostro cuore. Il punto di arrivo è sempre la conversione. Per l’uomo di fede il Natale non è la semplice commemorazione di un avvenimento; è l’annuncio, che Dio viene ogni giorno a prendere posto nella nostro esistenza.

 

 將臨期第一主日

將臨」,顧名思義,是快要來臨的意思,等待着快要來臨的人或事時,我們會懷着一種期盼和等待的心。將臨期是期待上主的來臨。舊約時代的人,常常渴望救主默西亞(救世主)降來。現在我們屬於新約時代,天主聖子已經降生為人,救恩不再是等待一個承諾的實現,而是一件早已完成了的事實。在這新時代裏,有新的希望:希望救世主來到每一個人的心裏,而且在世界末日基督光榮地再度來臨。

在將臨期的四個星期內,教會禮儀重新提到舊約時代先知們含有渴望的預言,為的是要激發我們懷着盼望、感謝和準備救主來臨的心,因此,我們對於將臨期的讀經也應懷着這種心情去默想,我們更應懷着這種心態去生活。

天主聖子藉童貞聖母降生成人,在達味家族誕生,祂將「在地上執行公道和正義」,對於這一點,我們時時要緊記和警覺,做到在讀經一中,聖保祿所盼望的「彼此間的愛情和對眾人的愛情增長滿溢……使你們在我們主耶穌……來臨時,於我們的天父前,在聖德上無可指摘」(得前三:12)。

今天的福音描述世界窮盡之日,上主重來的情形,並不是要恐嚇我們,而是要提醒我們,時光易逝,人生苦短,要懷着熱切和期望的心,好好準備。今日世界紛紛攘攘,戰爭、殘殺、貪婪、傷風敗俗,人心不知是非善惡,在在都指出,人若離棄天主,是自取滅亡;而遵行天主聖道的人,可以「挺身抬頭

From the Pastor’s Desk: On Monday, November 22, Pope Francis met with participants of the upcoming ‘Christmas Contest.’ The contest, organized by the Pontifical Foundation Gravissimum Educationis and Missioni Don Bosco Valdocco, “gives a voice to young people by inviting them to create new songs inspired by Christmas and its values.” Excerpts from the Holy Father’s remarks are below:

I am happy to meet you, now at the threshold of Advent, the period that every year introduces us to Christmas and its Mystery. This year too, its lights will be dimmed by the consequences of the pandemic, which still weighs heavily on our time. All the more reason why we are called to question ourselves and not to lose hope. The feast of the Birth of Christ is not out of tune with the trial we are going through, because it is the quintessential feast of compassion, the feast of tenderness. Its beauty is humble and full of human warmth.

The beauty of Christmas shines through in the sharing of small gestures of genuine love. It is not alienating, it is not superficial, it is not evasive; on the contrary, it expands the heart, opening it up to gratuitousness – gratuitousness, a word artists understand well! – to the giving of self, and can also generate cultural, social, and educational dynamics….

I like to repeat the words of Saint Paul VI: “This world in which we live needs beauty in order not to sink into despair.” Which beauty? Not the false one, made of appearances and earthly riches, which is hollow and a generator of emptiness. No. But that of a God made flesh, the one of faces- the beauty of faces, the beauty of stories; that of the creatures that make up our common home and which – as Saint Francis teaches us – participate in the praise of the Most High.

I thank you, dear young people, artists, and sportspeople, for not forgetting to be custodians of this beauty, that the Nativity of the Lord makes shine in every daily gesture of love, sharing, and service. Thank you, and best wishes to you and your families!  –From the Vatican News Agency

Mass Intentions for the Week 

Sunday                 November 28, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Michael Joseph Dalonzo +
10:15     June Owyoung, Ching Lai So Owyoung & Mary Ann Auyeung +
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + –
Domenica, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
5:00        For All Deceased + from Rui Hua Wu 

Monday               November 29, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Fr. Javier Barrientos, SDB
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Gladys Coleman Garcia +

Tuesday               November 30, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Celestina Sbragia + – Gaetano D’Amato +

Wednesday       December 1, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Sheila B. Thomaczek
9:00        Louis Ferralis + – Roger Micheli +

Thursday             December 2, 2021
7:00        Birthdays of Emmanuel Edward Te & Marilou Cua
9:00        Antonio Corona + – Healing Lorraine Bellesi

Friday                   December 3, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Fred Scolari + – Roderigo Garcia + 

Saturday              December 4, 2021
7:30        Birthdays of Mylyn Kalaykan & Catherine Te
9:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
5:00        Ruth, Guido, & Gig Ghiglieiri +

Baptisms
Dean (Dino) Richard Ragusa – Liam Sancimino

Rest-in-Peace
Gloria Dente – Maria Colombo – Gladys Coleman Garcia
Kathy Jang Lew – Robert ‘Bob’ McPhail

Particular Items

Advent Begins! Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the New Liturgical Year. As always, we will have the chanted Christmas Novena, starting December 16, at 5:00PM in the Church. This year’s Advent Penance service will be on Monday, December 20 at 7:00PM.

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

Mothers’ Club Bingo & Luncheon: Next Saturday the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club hosts Mothers’ Club Bingo, Luncheon, & Silent Auction. Please call Antoinette Machi at 415-509-4810 or email to antonettemachi19@gmail.com or go here for tickets or information. This is a 21 and over event, please.

Church Flowers: 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. Thanks to Margaret Hon, who contributed this week to the flower fund, and Mr. Gutierrez, who gave a lovely large bouquet!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 71 parishioners have pledged/paid $39,870, leaving us with a balance of $18,084. 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 lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more.

Walk for Life West Coast: It’s on January 22, 2022 at Civic Center Plaza. Join us to give voice to the voiceless and defend the defenseless! Visit https://walkforlifewc.com/
for all details, and check out the video from last year’s Walk:

Parish Wish List! Some of you know that we are fixing the old children’s room next to the parish gym, which was damaged by the flood from the gym bathroom. We are converting it to multi-purpose use (small groups: parish meetings, RCIA class, school parents’ meetings, etc). Insurance will pay for the repairs but we have to cover the remodeling cost. To make this room what we want it to be we need: a large 70” TV screen, two or three portable air purifiers, office tables that we can arrange together to make a larger table for group meetings and comfortable chairs. Let Fr. Tho know if you’d like to help!

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 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!

 Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 28           First Sunday of Advent
Monday               29           Advent Weekday
Tuesday               30           Andrew; Apostle, Patron
Wednesday         01           Advent Weekday
Thursday             02           Advent Weekday
Friday                  03           Francis Xavier; Priest
Saturday              04           John Damascene; Priest, Doctor
Sunday                05           Second Sunday of Advent

Your gifts of last week:       $2,775.
Second Collection (CHD):   $845.

November 21, 2021: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Daniel 7:13-14; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33b-37. Daniel has a vision of one like a Son of Man coming, on the clouds of heaven, receiving dominion and kingship over all creation. In the second reading, John writes of Jesus Christ as the faithful witness who is coming amid the clouds. In the Gospel, Pilate asks Jesus if he is King of the Jews, and Jesus responds, my kingdom does not belong to this world.

 

 Gesù Cristo Re Dell’Universo

Dio stesso si incarica di esaudire le nostre attese e le speranze di un mondo in cui regni la pace, frutto dell’amore di Cristo Re. La vittoria dell’amore tuttavia non ci sottrae dalla lotta affrontando le difficoltà della vita quotidiana. Coltiviamo nel cuore le certezza di possedere i mezzi per instaurare il Regno di Dio nel mondo.

 

耶穌君王節(常年期第三十四主日)

今天是教會禮儀年最後的主日,也是耶穌君王節。今天的福音中,耶穌答覆比拉多的問話:「那麼你就是君王了?」「你說的是,我是君王,我為此而生,我也為此而來到世界上,為給真理作證。」(若十八:37)耶穌清楚地表明自己的國度不在這世界上,祂也以行動來證明,當祂以五餅二魚餵飽五千人,民眾要立祂為王時,祂迴避隱退,而在受審判受死的前夕,卻明認自己是君王,因為祂的國度不是世人肉眼可見的國家的榮華富貴,政權和統治,而是建基於正義與和平,仁愛以及在聖神內喜樂的天主之國。

耶穌的王位和祂的苦難相關,祂的皇冠是用荊棘做的,祂的皇座是十字架,祂的皇袍是滿身傷痕,祂的權杖是剌穿手的鐵釘。耶穌以祂的苦難和生命去為真理作證,帶人認識真理,使人得到自由,因為真理使人自由。

因此,身為基督跟隨者的我們,如果承認耶穌是我們的君王,就必需言行一致,把我們的心交給祂,效法祂、服從祂的教導,否則我們的信仰是空洞的。

耶穌以愛統治祂的王國,愛是進入祂的王國的必要條件,為得到這個公民權,必需身體力行愛的教導,一生努力不懈,堅毅不拔,像聖保祿宗徒一般,跑畢比賽,打了勝利的一仗。

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                 November 21, 2021
8:45        Angelo Sanguinetti + – Birthday Br. Michael Cua & Birthday Andrew Te
10:15       Soul of Maria Kiu +
12:00      Wedding Anniversary GB & Ida DeMartini–  Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Monday                               November 22, 2021
7:00        Eduardo de Castro +  – For All the Deceased from Ria Hua Wu +
9:00        Enes Greco + –Stephen Thompson +

Tuesday                               November 23, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Phyllis Bruno + – Gregory Munoz +

Wednesday                       November 24, 2021
7:00        Tony Scopel +
9:00        John C. Riccio + – Gaetano D’Amato +

Thursday                             November 25, 2021
9:00        Thanksgiving for All Blessings During the Year from Maria Maranghi –
Rose Amato + – Anniversary of the Death of Frank Tognotti +

Friday                                   November 26, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family + – Thanksgiving For Dolores Meehan
9:00        Elena, Angelo, & Delia Serafini +–
Wedding Anniversary Anton & Angela Canepa +

Saturday                              November 27, 2021
7:30        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00        Sr. Veronica Milyo, FMA + – Gaetano D’Amato +
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Baptisms
Athena Psarras – Lauren Gianna Kerro
Dean (Dino) Richard Ragusa

Marriages
Hernan Guzman & Valerie Kimbrough
Manuel Ave & Susana Lemus

Rest-in-Peace
Dino Louis Del Grosso – Joseph Riccio
Gladys Coleman Garcia – Gloria Dente

 

Particular Items

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

Salesian Cooperators Formation: On Monday November 22, at 7pm, there will be a Zoom meeting for those in formation discerning a vocation as a Salesian Cooperator. Don Bosco founded The Cooperators as a the lay branch of the Salesian Family, assisting the work of Salesian spirituality and youth ministry in the world. For more information, contact Frank Lavin (Franklavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551). 

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 25 is Thanksgiving Day. As always we will have just one Mass, at 9:00AM. Join us in giving thanks to God for literally everything!

Giving Thanksgiving: You can see our scary weekly financial shortfall at the right. This is unsustainable. Please make a “Giving Thanksgiving” donation this week—either at the Mass or at http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/ 

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

Advent Begins: Next Sunday, November 28, is the first Sunday of Advent, and the New Liturgical Year. We will move into year C, meaning the Sunday Gospels will be taken from the Gospel of Luke.

Church Flowers: 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. Thanks to Vince & Josette Moreci who provided last week’s flowers!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 71 parishioners have pledged/paid $39,870, leaving us with a balance of $18,084. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!

Walk for Life West Coast: Join us January 22, 2022 at the 18th Annual Walk for Life West Coast! Your care. Your voice. Your presence. Their lives!  Stand for the most defenseless among us January 22 at the Walk for Life West Coast! Check out the great video below:


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 lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more.

Parish Wish List! Some of you know that we are fixing the old children’s room next to the parish gym, which was damaged by the flood from the gym bathroom. We are  converting it to multi-purpose use (small groups: parish meetings, RCIA class, school parents meetings, etc). Insurance will pay for the repairs but we have to cover the remodeling cost. To make this room what we want it to be we need: a large 70” TV screen, two or three portable air purifiers, office tables that we can arrange together to make a larger table for group meetings and comfortable chairs. Let Fr. Tho know if you’d like to help!

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 21           Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Monday               22           Cecilia; Virgin, Martyr
Tuesday               23           Clement I; Pope, Martyr
Wednesday         24           Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Priest, & Companions, Martyrs
Thursday             25           Catherine of Alexandria; Virgin, Martyr, Thanksgiving Day
Friday                   26           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              27           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 28           First Sunday of Advent, New Liturgical Year

Your gifts of last week:  $2,494.
Weekly Goal:                   $8,670.
Shortfall:                          $6,176.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

November 14, 2021: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daniel 12:1-3; Hebrews 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-42. The prophet Daniel speaks of a time when a great prince shall arise, a guardian of the people, and many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake. The Letter to the Hebrews speaks of one [who] offered one sacrifice for sins, and took his seat forever at the right hand of God. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks to his disciples about the Son of Man’s coming after a time of tribulation.

 

Domenico 33A Del Tempo Ordinario

Attendendo la conclusione dell’Anno Liturgico, esaminiamoci per vedere come abbiamo impiegato i doni di Dio e corrisposto alla sua grazia. La fine dell’Anno Liturgico richiama la conclusione della vita, quando verrà il momento in Cui Dio ci domanderà conto delle nostre azioni.

 

常年期第三十三主日

今天的聖道禮儀,請我們默想世界末日的道理;(以前稱為「萬民四末就是:死亡、審判、天堂、地獄」)也就是末日審判,基督再來,以及萬物因基督而更新等等。這些世界末日的大事,由今天的讀經說明了,尤其是讀經一達尼爾先知的預言(十二:1-3),和瑪爾谷福音(十三:24-32)。

以上兩段聖經,可以說是彼此平行的,達尼爾說:「那將是一個災難的時期,……從未有過的」(十二1)。福音中耶穌說「在那些日子裏,必有災難,是從天主創造開始,直到如今未有過的」(谷十三19)。這兩段聖經最十足的意義是警告,指世界末時期的災難和痛苦,將是我們悔改和淨化的最後機會。

這些災難什麼時候發生,我們不必去探索,這是天主的秘密。耶穌警告我們「你們要當心,要醒寤,因為你們不知道那日期什麼時候到來」。因此,我們要好好準備,把每一天都看成是天主給我們在世上的最後機會,過了今天,就再沒有別的一天了,把無論個人的痛苦或世界的痛苦都看成是一個準備的時期,好好地生活,不要浪費。  (以上部份節錄自《與主密談》)

教會的禮儀年快要結束,煉靈月已過了一半,我們必需繼續加緊為煉靈祈禱。星期四是感恩節,我們從聖母讚主詞中領悟到聖母對天主衷心感謝和讚美,她的確是我們的慈母和良師。我們應該想到,有許多人因為貧乏和不公義,覺得感恩節是一個使他們難過的日子,我們要盡力幫助,除了物質之外,更要為他們祈禱。

 

Dear Parishioners,

This Sunday is the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary time, the second to the last Sunday of the liturgical year 2021. Next Sunday we will celebrate Christ the King and our liturgical year will end. Therefore, the church invites us to reflect on the scripture readings as if it were the last day of the world and what we should do to prepare for it.

The readings this Sunday tell us about what will happen at the ending of time. The first reading from the Book of Prophet Daniel prophesies: “Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.” (Dn. 12:2). There will be separation between the good and evil and God will judge the living and the dead. Prophet Daniel did not know when it would happen, but he urged people to prepare.

And in today’s Gospel of Mark Jesus tells his disciples there will be signs of the destruction “Apocalyptic” of the world at the end of time. Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he promised to come again. The Israelites were waiting, and we are still waiting, for that day to come. It has not yet come although there have been many signs that we experienced over two thousand years. Earthquakes happened many times, other natural disasters, and the most recent tragedy of COVID-19, which has killed 5.05 million people worldwide. Many of us thought that the world may come to an end. No one knows. Even Jesus did not know, as he told his disciples, “But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mk. 13:32). Jesus warns his disciples and us to be prepared and vigilant.

As Catholics we believe that Jesus will come again as we recite the Nicene Creed, “…He [Jesus] will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end…” Our hope is that when Jesus comes again we will be rewarded and join him in the eternal banquet. Each of us has to prepare for the end of time. How can we prepare for it? Jesus urges us to build the kingdom of God on earth by loving and caring for our neighbors as ourselves. There are many charitable organizations around us during this holiday season to help those who are in needs. We can be part of these charitable ministries by contributing financially or materially to our neighbors and our church community, especially to those who are elderly, poor, lonely and homeless.

Have a blessed week! 

–Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, Pastor

Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday                                 November 14, 2021
8:45        The Curreri Mazzucco Family + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Mrs. Lily Luk +
12:00     Carla Ferrando + –  Franco Ortesi +
3:30        Deceased Members of the Young Men’s Institute
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul 

Monday                               November 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family + – Cecilia Legaspi+
9:00        Mr. Joseph Riccio + – Mr. Francesco Spagnoli +

Tuesday                               November 16, 2021
7:00        Mr. Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Mary & Mario & the Birthday of Johnny Ortesi + 

Wednesday                       November 17, 2021
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Mr. Valentine Te +
9:00        Mr. Peter Domenici, III + – Mr. Francesco Spagnoli +

Thursday                             November 18, 2021
7:00        Mr. Antonio Corona +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Ms. Damiana Richiusa +

Friday                                   November 19, 2021
7:00        Fortunato, Antonia & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
9:00        Mr. Roger Moskaira + – Ms. Joanne Disanti + 

Saturday                              November 20, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family + – George & Carol Murdock +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Gaetano D’Amato +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 Marriages
John & Jurita Madariaga-Pupella (Renewal of Vows)
Michael McCauley & Veniece Delly
John Michael Keane & Elizabeth Fonzi

Rest-in-Peace
Gaetano D’Amato – Carol Murdock

 

Particular Items

Holy Name Society: The HNS will meet next Sunday, November 14, following the 8:45AM Mass, in the Rectory. 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

Young Men’s Institute Memorial Mass: There will be special Mass for the deceased members of the YMI today at 3:30PM.

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

Salesian Cooperators Formation: On Monday November 22, at 7pm, there will be a Zoom meeting for those in formation discerning a vocation as a Salesian Cooperator. Don Bosco founded The Cooperators as a the lay branch of the Salesian Family, assisting the work of the Salesian fathers, brothers and sisters, and spreading the charism of Salesian spirituality and youth ministry in the world. For more information, contact Frank Lavin (Franklavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551).

Parish Wish List! Some of you know that we are fixing the old children’s room next to the parish gym, which was damaged by the flood from the gym bathroom. We are  converting it to multi-purpose use (small groups: parish meetings, RCIA class, school parents meetings, etc). Insurance will pay for the repairs but we have to cover the remodeling cost. To make this room what we want it to be we need: a large 70” TV screen, two or three portable air purifiers, office tables that we can arrange together to make a larger table for group meetings and comfortable chairs. Let Fr. Tho know if you’d like to help!

Church Flowers: 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.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 70 parishioners have pledged/paid $39,120, leaving us with a balance of $18,834. Please remember that if we do not make our assessment, we need to pay the balance from our savings, so please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!

Give Online! You can help your parish be donating online. Go here: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               14           33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday              15           Albert the Great; Bishop, Doctor
Tuesday              16           Margaret of Scotland; Queen. Gertrude; Virgin
Wednesday        17           Elizabeth of Hungary; Religious
Thursday            18           Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter and Paul; in Rome.
Rose Philippine Duchesne; Virgin
Friday                   19           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              20           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 21           Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Your gifts of last week:  $2,613.
Weekly Goal:                   $8,670.
Shortfall:                          $6,057.
Second Collection (St. Patrick’s Seminary):           $1,868.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

November 7, 2021: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Kings 17:10-16; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44. In the first reading, Elijah asks the widow to use the last of her flour to make him a cake, assuring her that her jar would not go empty. The author of the Book of Hebrews writes that Christ entered heaven to appear before God on our behalf, and will return to bring salvation. In the Gospel, Jesus praises the poor widow who gives all she has.

 

 Domenico 32A Del Tempo Ordinario

 Il gesto della vendova segnalato da Gesù diventa modello di ogni atto di carità. Perché “nella sua povertà, vi ha messa tutto quello che aveva per vivere.” È un comportamento che va diritto al cuore, riflesso di un amore totale.

 

常年期第三十二主日

今天的讀經記述了兩個寡婦的故事,在讀經一列王紀中記述一個寡婦因為天旱而絕糧,她準備和兒子吃了最後的餐飯便等候死亡,但應了先知厄里亞的要求,把僅有的食糧和先知分享,獲得天主的報答,解決了吃的問題(列上十七10-16)。而福音中,也記載着類似的慷慨行為,一個寡婦把她僅有的兩個小錢幣獻出;得到耶穌的讚許。

耶穌藉着這小小的事情教訓我們,窮寡婦隱身在富人中間,投下了她僅有的兩個錢幣,沒有人注意她,她也不希望人注意,但耶穌卻看到了,認為她捐獻的比任何人所獻的多,「因為眾人都是拿他們所剩餘的來投;但這寡婦卻由自己的不足中,把所有的一切,全部生活費都投下了」。天主不看人捐獻的多少,祇看捐獻者的心和他的處境。有些人做善事是為了名譽,要讓人知道他有多麼慷慨,而不是為了愛,愛天主和祂所愛的人。這窮寡婦懷着極大的信德和愛德,她愛天主,相信天主會照顧一切,她的信德和愛德甚至可以說比列王紀中的那寡婦的更大,因為她並沒有先知來給她保證她不缺食糧,她祇是相信,並且除了愛天主以外,並沒有其他意思。

幾天前,我們慶祝了諸聖節,我們看到在這些聖人當中,不少為了為了效法最崇高的愛的模範   —— 吾主耶穌,而捨棄生命或過克己克愛人的生活。我們能不能為了愛天主而作出犧牲?能不能懷着最純潔的意向而奉獻?

 

From Fr. Ramon: BY ITSELF the story of the “Widow’s Mite” impresses us as a lesson on generosity and complete trust in God – and it can very well be so. But placed in the complete context of today’s Gospel by Mark where Jesus first declares his observations on the scribes of his day who love honor and esteem, wear long robes (which are very costly and expensive) have people greet and acknowledge them and love sitting in reserved designated spaces of honor, Mark has Jesus expressing pity (rather than appreciation) for this poor widow who gives away “everything she had to live on” in order to comply with the traditions and accepted honorable practice established by the religious leaders, the cultural traditions and socially-accepted practice of her time. She – like everyone else who pours donations into the temple treasury – has been led to believe that she was also bound to support the “rich and famous” lifestyle of the scribes – a duty every devout Jew was implicitly expected to fulfill. The religious practice of the time did not exempt her from fulfilling this duty. And she did by giving “everything she had to live on.”

Rather than help her, the religious practice and traditions of her time have abused her.

This Sunday’s Word of God, besides encouraging us to trust in God who provides (First Reading) because he knows what each of us is going through (Second Reading), asks us to examine our own cultural traditions, even religious practices and social mandates (or our lack of these).

What we expect everyone to comply with could be hurting others rather than helping them. Most of the first victims are the poor and the unseen.

Christ is and will always be on the side of the poor and the unseen. If we want to be on God’s side, especially in the highly-diverse society we presently find ourselves in, then the impact of our traditions, practices and mandates (or lack of them) on the poor and the unseen is the first matter we always will have to consider and act on with priority.–Fr. Ramon Zarate, SDB
Parochial Vicar

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                 November 7, 2021
8:45        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB + – Mr. Luigi Marciano +
10:15      Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Anniversary of the Death GB De Martini + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families + 

Monday                November 8, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Francis Sia Lu Tia
9:00        Nina & Ugo Torre + – Mrs. Elia Frugoli + 

Tuesday               November 9, 2021
7:00        Birthday Mrs. Lorna Bugayong
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini + 

Wednesday       November 10, 2021
7:00        Ernesto & Ilide Piazza +
9:00        Soul of Mrs. Giuseppina Laurent + 

Thursday             November 11, 2021
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Mrs. Lorraine de Nicolai +
9:00        Mr. George Muntean + 

Friday                   November 12, 2021
7:00        Mrs. Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + 

Saturday              November 13, 2021
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Mrs. Angela Balistreri +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
For each intention mentioned in the group below, individual Masses will be said in our Parishes, Schools or Missions.
In Honor of the Infant of Prague – Móirín Murphy
Kathleen & Gabriel Ramsey – Anne Corbett – Lavon Brosseau Grandparents of the D’Souza, Soares, Bragança, & Rebello Families

 Marriages
Eduardo Estrada & Krystal Debrun
Frank Guttierez & Aurielle Alvarez

 Rest-in-Peace
Francesco Spagnoli
Joan Coughlan—George Murdoch

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for St. Patrick’s Seminary, the seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and a number of other dioceses. Please be generous.

Chinese Zoom Rosary: Today, the Chinese Apostolate hosts their monthly Zoom Rosary. Also in person at 11:15AM, in the cafeteria. Her is the login info:

玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

11/7/2021 星期日 Sunday 上午11:30 AM

Join Zoom Meeting: http://bit.ly/3dlluEY
Meeting ID: 816 7791 6960
Passcode: 409836

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All Souls: November is the month when we pray for all the faithful departed. You can find All Souls envelopes in the pews and on the tables.

Salesian Cooperators: On November 8, the Cooperators wo are in formation will meet, and on December 7 the Don Bosco Study Group will meet. More details in future bulletins.

Mother Cabrini: This Saturday, Holy Mother Church honors Frances Xavier ‘Mother’ Cabrini, so beloved of Italian-Americans and all American Catholics. Mother Cabrini, pray for us!

Holy Name Society: The HNS will meet next Sunday, November 14, following the 8:45AM Mass, in the Rectory. 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: 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. Thanks, Debi Gould, for your contribution! Call 415-421-0809.

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 lharris@sspeterpaulsf.org, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 69 parishioners have pledged/paid $38,620, leaving us with a balance of $19,334. (We had showed a larger amount received because we had a confusion between our numbers and the Archdiocesan numbers. We apologize for the error.) Please remember that if we do not make our assessment, we need to pay the balance from our savings, so please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation!

Give Online! You can help your parish be giving online. Go here.

Please Pray: For all the sick and suffering of the parish.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 07           32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               09           Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
Wednesday         10           Leo the Great; Pope, Doctor
Thursday             11           Martin of Tours; Bishop
Friday                  12           Josaphat; Bishop, Martyr
Saturday             13           Frances Xavier Cabrini; Virgin
Sunday                14           33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of last week:          $2,292.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!