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!
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