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!

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