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!

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