Acts 5:12-16; Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31. In the first reading, the Apostles performed many signs and wonders, and many came to believe. In Revelation, John, imprisoned, had a vision of Jesus in heaven and was commanded to write all that he saw. In the Gospel, the resurrected Jesus reveals himself to Thomas, who only then came to believe. Jesus said, Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.

O Della Divina Misericordia

L’uomo vuole vedere per credere. C’è un “vedere” che limita la fede, perché vuol ridurre l’oggetto della fede alla logica della ragione, rifutando la novità insondabile del mistero. C’è un “vedere” che è condizione indispensabile per credere: perché scaturisce dall’obbedienza nella fede e dall’esperienza del perdono fatta nel sacramento della misericordia.

復活期第二主日   救主慈悲主日

上主日我們讀到福音中三位人物(伯多祿、瑪利亞.瑪達肋納、和若望)對耶穌復活的各有不同的反應。今天又談到另外兩位人物的反應。第一位是宗徒多默,他說:「除非我見到祂手上的釘痕,用指頭探入那釘痕,並用手探入祂的肋旁,否則,我決不信!」他是個要看到、摸到才信的人。他也是說出了一句兩千年來成聖體時,無數人默默地說着的「我主!我的天主!」的禱詞。

第二位是誰?就是你和我,我們對耶穌復活有什麼反應?對福音的教訓持着怎樣的態度?是不是從中文「信」字的含義:「人」(宗徒、教宗、福音、教會),「言」(說)「人言為信」的態度去信?

今天又是「救主慈悲主日」。公元二千年,教宗若望.保祿二世祝聖Sister Faustina為聖人,並定下每年復活主日後第一個主日為「救主慈悲主日」;因為耶穌要世人知道,天主是無限慈悲的,如果我們全心悔改,在這一天辦告解並領聖體,祂要寬恕我們全部罪過和罪罰。

教宗特定今年為「慈悲特殊禧年」。我們固然要感謝天主對我們慈悲,也要效法祂             對別人慈悲去見證自己的信仰。

From Fr. Gael: Thomas won a place forever in Christian memory for the words spoken in today’s Gospel written by John. “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” If he had had a hat, he would have been eating it at that moment. Jesus appears and tells him to take his litmus test. Of course, Thomas backs off and makes a profession of faith. But Jesus qualifies the profession with the comment that those who believe without seeing have much greater faith. Well, that is supposed to be me and you. We are the ones who have not seen Jesus in the way Thomas saw him. But what is the quality of our faith. Do we live up to the standard which Jesus clarified with Thomas? Are we truly unseeing believers or perhaps is there a little bit of Thomas in each one of us?                                                                                –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Rafael Psarras – Elliana Aceituno

Weddings
Pedro Mendez and Shannon Brownm
Brian Hmelyar and Amie Tran

Rest-in-Peace
Dawn Williams – Gaetano Alioto – Marlis Tanner
Ida Mae DeBrunner – Rita Malatesta

 

Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday  April 28, 2019
7:30 Chan Mei Kwei +
8:45 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, and Camoriani Families +
10:15 Kenneth K. C. Chan  +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, & Giuseppe, Cresci + –
Marie Moresco + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 June Marie Blum +
Monday  April 29, 2019
7:00 Peter Domenici, III +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia –
Nina, Gerolama, Luigi, & Bernardo Rossi + (Conc.)
Tuesday   April 30, 2019
7:00 Rita Hess +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwei +
Richard & Maureen Bergson + (Conc.)
Wednesday May 1, 2019
7:00 Intention Salesian Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Rose & John Powers + (Conc.)
Thursday   May 2, 2019
7:00 Maria Fanzago +
9:00 Frank Cresci + – Giovanni Giotta + (Conc.)
Friday  May 3, 2019
7:00 Henry Ravetto +
9:00 Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay + – Dr. C. Allen Wall + (Conc.)
Saturday  May 4, 2019
7:30 Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00 Francisco & Dionisia Mingoa + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
11:00 Richard Gatti +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for the Black & Indian Home Missions.

Divine Mercy Sunday: “How much the world is in need of the mercy of God today! In every continent, from the depths of human suffering, a cry for mercy seems to rise. … In those places where there is less respect for life and human dignity, one needs the merciful love of God, in whose light we see the ineffable value of every single human being. Mercy is needed to ensure that every injustice may find its solution in the splendor of truth. So today, in this Sanctuary, I solemnly wish to entrust the world to Divine Mercy. I do so with the burning desire that the message of God’s merciful love, proclaimed here through Saint Faustina, may reach all the inhabitants of the earth and fill their hearts with hope. … May the binding promise of the Lord Jesus be fulfilled: from here has to come out “the spark that will prepare the world for his final coming.” –Saint Pope John Paul II, Homily in Lagiewniki, Poland, August 17, 2002 .

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

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.

First Holy Communion: On Saturday, May 4, our students will receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. This is what it is all about, why God became man. All parishioners are invited to attend as the wonderful sacrament is bestowed! Please pray for: Luciana Baubert, James Boles, Nico Calgaro-Worrell, Chris Ho Yin Chak, Chloe Contreras, Christopher Dillon, Eileen Frias, Anjali Gonsalves, Thomas Hain, Gabrielle Jarrous, April Ko, Connor Leeder, Anna Manfreda, Ruby Naylor-Linden, Mateo Pacheco, Owen Reilly, Skylar Santiago, Samantha Schmidt, and Hannah Szady.

Catholic Women’s Day Retreat: On May 4, at Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Blvd. in San Francisco, the Archdiocese of San Francisco presents “The Nature of Women.” The speaker will be Laura Zambrana, M. Div., Executive Project Manger for ENDOW. You can learn more and register here“The world doesn’t need what women have. It needs what women are.”– St. Edith Stein

Santa Gemma: Next Sunday, May 5 we will honor our beloved Santa Gemma, dear to the hearts of the people of Lucca and all Italians, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass. A luncheon will follow. Reservations forms are on the tables. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Old Timers Mass: On Monday May 6 there will be a special mass for the Salesian Boys and Girls Club at 5:30PM. . This years Old Timers’ honorees are Dante Serafini (men) and Cara Allan (women). Dinner will follow, for the men downstairs in the gym, for the ladies, at the Italian Athletic Club.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 7PM in the Club Conference Room. Topics include “Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty,” by Kate Hennessy, led by Eileen Emerson-Boles; a viewing of one of Bishop Barron’s videos; and a short presentation on a Salesian topic.

NEW OFFICE HOURS: From now on the Rectory office/bookstore will be closed on Sundays.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  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!

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office..

New Books Available! We’ve received a number of new texts in the bookstore. We have copies of ‘In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart, The Journal of a Priest at Prayer’ by an anonymous Benedictine Monk. The book has received rave reviews. We also have ‘For Love of My People I will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China’ by the heroic Salesian Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 28 Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy
Monday 29 Catherine of Siena; Virgin, Doctor
Tuesday 30 Easter Weekday, Pius V; Pope
Wednesday 01 Easter Weekday, Joseph the Worker
Thursday 02 Athanasius; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 03 Philip and James; Apostles
Saturday 04 Easter Weekday
Sunday 05 Third Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of Palm Sunday: $5,337.
Your faithful donations of Easter Sunday: $14,737:
Holy Thursday: $453.
Good Friday (The Church in the Holy Land): $975
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or I Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9. In the first reading, we hear Peter proclaiming the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, Saint Paul says if we’ve been raised with Christ we should seek the things of God; he reminds us that Jesus’ resurrection transforms and redeems our whole lives. In John’s Gospel. Mary Magdalene—upon arriving at the tomb and realizing that the stone had been rolled away—runs to Simon Peter and John to tell them that Jesus’ body had been taken. They both go to the tomb, and while neither yet understands the Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead, John sees and believes.

Domenica Di Pasqua
 
Gesù èrisorto. Inizia per il mondo una nuova era. Contro Cristo si è concentrato tutto il male. Eppure il comportamento di Gesù è sempre stato mirabile: pazienza indescrivibile, dialogo per la verità, opere buone, soccorsi miracolosi. Con la risurrezione l’amore ha trionfato sulla morte, sulle debolezze, e sul peccato.

 

復活主日
主己復活,請歡欣!

 

 今天福音記載瑪利亞瑪逹肋納、聖伯多祿和聖若望三人對耶穌復活的反應各不相同。

瑪利亞瑪逹肋納看見墓門的大石被移開,以為耶穌的屍體被搬走,覺得傷心和迷惑,不知怎辦,跑去告訴西滿伯多祿。伯多祿看見頭巾和殮布沒有放在一起,而是卷着,他也不明白是怎麼一回事。聖若望比伯多祿跑得快,他進了墓穴,也看見殮布放在那裏。

 

聖若望宗徒看到墓穴的情形,由於他是耶穌的愛徒,他也特別愛耶穌,他和耶穌心靈相契,所以立刻就相信主己復活了。瑪利亞瑪逹肋納聽了耶穌喊她的名字:「瑪利亞!」這如雷貫耳的一聲 ,使她認出了主。伯多祿直到在耶穌寛恕他,三次問他:「你愛我嗎?」並且把牧民的責任交給他時,才真正認出主己復活。

 

我們一生中,在不同的時段,也會經驗到像上述的情形才認出主來,但不管怎樣,能夠認出主己復活是個大恩賜。因為無論科學怎樣發達,人無法使人從死者中復活。而世上有各種痛苦、傷心失意,但我們有一個全能全善的天主,祂會帶我們走過幽谷;我們有一天也要復活,獲得永生。

 

這是上主所安排的一天,我們要歡欣鼓舞。

 

From Fr. Gael:
John does a beautiful thing in writing about the discovery of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He makes Mary of Magdala the one to discover the Resurrection. She stood at the foot of the cross with his Mother and accompanied him to his last breath and saw his lifeless body placed in his mother’s arms. Oh, the immensity of that moment. Oh, the transcendental tragedy of that death. Now she has come to care for the one she and the other women along with Joseph of Arimathea had to so quickly bury before the Sabbath, only to find that he has no need of further care. He has arisen! She does not fully comprehend that immediately but does immediately go to Peter, the designated leader, now more than ever, to tell him of Jesus’ disappearance. Only gradually will she and all the others comprehend that human history has irrevocably changed. O Death where is your sting! O Death where is your victory! Perhaps we still have not fully comprehended the immensity of that moment when LIFE triumphs over death forever. It took the disciples a while. May it not take us as long!  Happy and Blessed Easter!                                                                                                           -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  April 21, 2019
7:30 Luigi Marciano 
8:45 John Bonjean 
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei 
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Paola & Alessandro Rossi (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo 

Monday  April 22, 2019
7:00 Patrick Louis Ross 
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family – Joseph Luceti (Conc.)

Tuesday   April 23, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti 
9:00 Thanksgiving Sophia B. Martin – Simplicio J. Martinola (Conc.)

Wednesday April 24, 2019
7:00 Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John & Francesca Mazzaferri 
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli – Bassone & Riccoboni  (Conc.)

Thursday   April 25, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Larry Martin
9:00 The Lucchesi Family – Rita Pieri  (Conc.)

 Friday  April 26, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family 
9:00 Rose Hill – Rudolf & Barbara Torrigiani  (Conc.)

Saturday  April 27 , 2019
7:30 Caterina & Filippo Besagno 
9:00 Antonio Corona – Loriano & Anita Belluomini  (Conc.)
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri

Baptisms
Jacob and Joshua Rodriguez
Rest-in-Peace
Dawn Williams – Dora Fong  – Rita Pieri
Lucille Busalacchi – Rita Malatesta – Ida DeBrunner
Gaetano Alioto – Marie Louise Tanner

Particular Items

Easter Preparation of the Sanctuary. Photo from Fr. Jose.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

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.

Divine Mercy Sunday: Next Sunday is Sunday of the Divine Mercy Sunday.

Second Collection: Next Sunday we will have a second collection for our parish school.

Santa Gemma: On May 5 we will honor our beloved Santa Gemma, dear to the hearts of the people of Lucca and all Italians, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass. A luncheon will follow. Reservations forms are on the tables. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. 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. 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!

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Many of you will remember the time when there were many religious vocations and a Catholic education was extraordinarily inexpensive. But all that has changed. To pay for the programs we offer means a tuition of $11,165. 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.

 

Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and,
whether first or last, receive your reward….
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy!
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day!
You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today!…
Let no one lament their poverty,
for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn their transgressions,
for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free.
He that was taken by death has annihilated it!
He descended into Hades and took Hades captive!…
O death, where is thy sting?
O Hades, where is thy victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life reigns!
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!
For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the first-fruits of them that have slept.
To Him be glory and might unto the ages of ages.
-From the Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 21 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Monday 22 Monday Within the Octave of Easter
Tuesday 23 Tuesday Within the Octave of Easter
Wednesday 24 Wednesday Within the Octave of Easter
Thursday 25 Thursday Within the Octave of Easter
Friday 26 Friday Within the Octave of Easter
Saturday 27 Saturday Within the Octave of Easter
Sunday 28 Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

 

Your faithful donations of April 13 & 14: $5,337.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Luke 19:28-40; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56. In the procession with palms, Luke recounts the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where people proclaimed, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. In the first reading, Isaiah prophesies about the Lord’s servant. In the second reading from Philippians, Paul quotes a hymn that tells of the “emptying” and subsequent exaltation of Christ. In the Gospel, Luke recounts the events of Christ’s passion: from the meal with his Apostles, to his agony on the Mount of Olives, and then his arrest, crucifixion, death and burial.

 

Domenica Delle Palme

Nei canti del “Servo di Jahvé” il profeta Isaia ci ha lasciato i tratti sconcertanti della misteriosa figura che prende su di sé i peccati degli uomini e dà senso alla sofferenza e alla morte. L’evagelista Luca presenta gli avvenimenti ed i particolari che ci mostrano l’amore del Signore.

 

 

聖枝主日

今天我們看到耶穌騎着驢子慢走進耶路撒冷,受到群眾熱烈歡迎,有人把毛氈和衣服舖在地上,讓驢子走過;許多人揚着棕櫚葉、橄欖葉高聲喊:「賀三納!因上主之名而來的,應受讚頌!」歡呼之聲徹雲宵。可是幾天之後,就在同一城之內,人聲鼎沸:「釘死他!釘死他!」

這段福音使我發生很大的感慨:耶穌願意進入我們的心裏,祂不需要我們像當年的群眾那像高聲吶喊,祂祇希望我們以喜樂的精神,把心交給祂,去關懷人,平靜而誠懇地把每天的工作做好,祂希望常常這樣安安靜靜地在我們的心裏,和我們在一起。

我們生命中也許會像當年的群眾那樣,有一份熱情,可惜這熱情往往很快就消失。為什麼轉變得那樣快?原來在我們心中有一個驚人的事實,我們可以做得最好,但也可以很壞。更可怕的是,這種善惡之間可以是瞬息之間的事,所謂一念之差,籌成大錯。所以我們緊緊地守衛心神,以祈禱、克己、守齋去鍛鍊它,使我們能忠誠無私,堅毅不移地跟隨耶穌。

聖母這天也在耶路撒冷,她要分擔耶穌的苦難,讓我們親近她,她會教我們怎樣和耶穌永遠在一起,怎樣在日常生活中時時和耶穌心連心。

 

From Fr. Gael: This Sunday we read the Passion according to St. Luke. My suggestion this week is that I not write a paragraph or two, but rather invite each of us to find some time today or tomorrow to slowly, meditatively and reflectively read the Gospel and let the Passion of Jesus Christ speak to us. May Holy Week, the Holiest Week of the Liturgical year speak to your heart and inspire your soul.
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  April 14, 2019
7:30 Maria, Giovanni, & Donato, Jr. Rossi +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 GB De Martini +
1:00 Louis Ferralis +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

Monday  April 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +

Tuesday  April 16, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Caterina, Antonio, & Albert Romeo + – Maria Ellen Arosteguy Fay + (Conc.)

Wednesday April 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Louis, Ines, Joseph, & Carmella Greco +

SACRED TRIDUUM

Thursday   April 18, 2019: The Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:30PM Silvio & Elvira Toso + – Chan Mei Kwan + (Conc.)

Friday  April 19, 2019: Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
No Mass

Saturday  April 20, 2019: Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
8:30 PM The Giurlani Family + – Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

 

 

Rest in Peace
Dora Fong – Lucille Busalacchi
Rita Malatesta – Rita Pieri

HOLY WEEK

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of Holy Week
Masses at 7:00 and 9:00 AM

SACRED TRIDUUM

Thursday, April 18
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (No Morning Mass)
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 PM

Friday, April 19
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (No Morning Mass)
Stations of the Cross: Italian: 12:00 PM    English: 1:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: English: 2:00 PM
Cantonese: 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 20
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (No Morning Mass)
The Easter Vigil: 8:30 PM

Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses:
English: 7:30 AM, 8:45 AM, & 1:00 PM
Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM
Italian: 11:45 AM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass Easter Sunday)

 

Particular Items

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: This Holy Week, make time for the Lord!! Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

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.

Pope Emeritus Benedict on the Abuse Scandal: Here is a must-read essay on the underlying climate that allowed the Church sexual abuse scandals, which has hurt so many people, to occur.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: This year’s assessment is $89,853. So far 37 parishioners or families have donated or pledged $23,231, leaving us with a balance of $66,622. Join your fellow parishioners in helping to meet our shared obligation. We invite those who can to join the 1% Club—parishioners who are able to contribute 1% of our total assessment. If you can, do it! If you can do more, do more! But all of us need to do something!

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

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!

Extraordinary Visitation 2019: This week we will happily host Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga SDB, who is visiting our Province on behalf of the Salesian Rector Major. Fr. Arokiam will visit the Church, School, and Club, and will meet with the Salesians, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, and the School and Club staff. We welcome Fr. Arokiam, and look forward to his fraternal guidance!

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Many of you will remember the time when there were many religious vocations and a Catholic education was extraordinarily inexpensive. But all that has changed. To pay for the programs we offer means a tuition of $11,165. 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.
 
Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 14 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday 15 Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday 16 Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday 17 Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday 18 Holy Thursday
Friday 19 Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday 20 Holy Saturday
Sunday 21 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

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

Isaiah 43: 16-21; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11. Isaiah assures the people of Israel that the Lord is doing something new. Saint Paul professes to the community at Philippi that he considers all things as loss in comparison to knowing Jesus Christ and pursuing the goal of attaining the resurrection of the dead. In the Gospel, Jesus saves from stoning, and forgives, the woman caught in adultery.

Domenica 5A Di Quaresima

Isaia è il profeta della gioia, perché annuncia la fedelità di Dio. San paolo invita a guardare Gesù che ci libera dai peccati. I cristiani, preparandosi alla Pasqua, annunciano che il Signore sta predisponendo i tempi nuovi.

From Fr. Gael:

Today’s Gospel comes from John. Remember that John was the youngest of the Apostles, and his Gospel is the last one to be written. He had time to reflect and that can be seen in the subtle details of this very human story of forgiveness. It is stated that the woman had been caught in the act of adultery which was a crime punishable by death, but where is the man with whom she had engaged in the act? Only she was brought forward. We are not told why he isn’t there, but only the woman is being held accountable and subject to the penalty of the law. Now the scribes and the Pharisees really do not give a hoot about the woman nor really even about the law (after all it is not being applied to her partner in sin). They really only want to get at Jesus. They are willing to sacrifice the life of the woman to achieve the intention of their vicious attitude towards Jesus. But Jesus succinctly in a very human simple way foils their attempt. “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” And slowly they left beginning with the elders. Bravo Jesus! Recognize the weakness of human nature for what it is and let LOVE trump LAW!

–Fr. Gael Sullivan SDB

四旬期第五主日

今天福音記載一個我們熟悉的故事,展示出人類的劣根性。法學士和法利賽人不懷好意地帶來一個犯姦淫的婦人,要耶穌定罪。他們一方面要給耶穌一個進退兩難的抉擇,好能誣告祂 ; 一方面又要處死那位犯罪的婦人。

耶穌並沒有被他們難倒,祂做了一件出人意表的 、當時法律上從不曾做過的事,祂沒有宣判,祇靜靜地用指頭在地上寫一些字。這時原告和被告都急切等待宣判,祂祇簡單地說:「你們中誰沒有罪的,先向她投石罷!」大家都是罪人,誰也不能判斷誰,祇好離去了。唯獨吾主耶穌是無罪的,祇有祂才有權定罪。然而,祂對罪婦說:「我也不定你的罪……從今以後,不要再犯罪了!」耶穌要的是一顆悔罪的心。

我們在《宗徒大事錄》中,讀到聖保祿宗徒皈化的事實,他原本是個殺害基督徒的人,因耶穌的召叫而悔改,把自己祖傳的信仰、習慣、和生活完全放棄了,把它們「當作廢物,為賺得基督」(斐理伯書三:8 )他這種決心向善的行動,出於勇德,就像孟子所說的「雖千萬人,吾往矣」,這就是說,如果我知道一件事是正確的、良善的事,合乎天主誡命的、雖然千萬人阻止我反對我,雖然要放一切,我都要做。有什麼比歸向天主更正確、更好、更重要呢?

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  April 7, 2019
7:30 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family 
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Thanksgiving from Anthony and Anna Lee
11:45 GB DeMartini – Luciana Montalvo (Conc.)
1:00 Francesco Balistreri 
5:00 Eugene Charles Payne, III 

Monday  April 8, 2019
7:00 Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza 
9:00 Fernanda Matteucci – Lucila Roche (Conc.)

Tuesday   April 9, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti 
9:00 Giovanni Devincenzi – Carolina Lopez (Conc.)

Wednesday April 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa 
9:00 Dennis Calvert – Intention Selena and Family (Conc.)

Thursday   April 11, 2019
7:00 Frank DiLorenzo 
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia – For an Increase in Vocations to the SDB’s, FMA’s and Religious Life (Conc.)

Friday  April 12, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Edgardo C. Gamboa 
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio 
6:30 June Marie Blum

 Saturday  April 13 , 2019
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family 
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini 
5:00 Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri

Baptisms
Brandon Matusow – Natalie Matusow
Vivienne JarrellRest-in-Peace
John Bilci

Particular Items

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.

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Lenten Penance Service: WE want YOU! At the Lenten Penance Service, Tuesday, April 9, at 7PM.

“The reception of the sacrament of Penance has become less frequent.  But that changes nothing of the fact that sin exists even today and that we need forgiveness even today.  What does it mean if we know that man can repent.  That now and then in the course of the year he is obliged, not to shift blame onto others, but to reflect on himself.  To accuse himself.  To see and confess his sin.  To acknowledge that he is guilty.  That he has made mistakes.  And what does it mean to know that there is forgiveness.  That I can make a new beginning.  That there is an authority that can say: Go, your sins are forgiven.”–Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, “Teaching and Learning the Love of God.”

Stations of the Cross: We will observe the Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 1:00 PM.

Friday Night Mass and Soup Supper: Join us on the Friday nights of Lent as we gather for  Mass at 6:30PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory. Supper will be followed by a short talk on Lenten almsgiving or a short video on the Salesian charism. Join us for an evening of faith, food, and fellowship!

Save Lives this Lent! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-francisco/

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities to learn more!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: This year’s assessment is $89,853. So far 37 parishioners or families have donated or pledged $23,231, leaving us with a balance of $66,622. Join your fellow parishioners in helping to meet our shared obligation. We invite those who can to join the 1% Club—parishioners who are able to contribute 1% of our total assessment. If you can, do it! If you can do more, do more! But all of us need to do something! Like to donate online? Go here.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.
 
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!

Mille Grazie! To all who helped celebrate the 99th Birthday of our dear Fr. Armand! Special thanks to Rich Azzolino and Mike Cardella who prepared a fantastic dinner, to Debi and Catarina, who helped serve, to Archbishop Cordilone, who sent a video greeting from Italy, and to all who attended the Mass and recption showing our gratitude and love for this incredible priest of Jesus Christ! To see more great pictures, go here, and check out Archbishop Cordileone’s special Birthday Greeting, below!

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 07 Fifth Sunday of Lent
Monday 08 Lenten Weekday
Tuesday 09 Lenten Weekday
Wednesday 10 Lenten Weekday
Thursday 11 Lenten Weekday,  Stanislaus; Bishop, Martyr
Friday 12 Lenten Weekday
Saturday 13 Lenten Weekday, Martin I; Pope, Martyr
Sunday 14 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,494.
Second Collection (Catholic Relief Services) : $1,845.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!