Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23; Luke 24:46-53. In the first reading, Luke recounts the many times that Jesus presented himself alive to his Apostles, his promise of the Holy Spirit to come, and Jesus being lifted up [where] a cloud took him from their sight. In the second reading, Paul prays that the Ephesians may have wisdom and knowledge of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that they are witnesses to the things that had been written and fulfilled. Then he blesses them and is taken up to heaven.

 

 

Ascensione del Signore

Gesù è presente in modi nuovi nella communità di quanti credono nel suo nome: nella Chiesa, nell’Eucaristia e nei Sacramenti. La Chiesa è chiamata a prolungare nel tempo la sua presenza e la sua azione. Cristo asceso in cielo siede alla destra di Dio e nel suo nome sono predicati e testimoniati il perdono dei peccati e la conversione.

 

From Fr. Gael:

“Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”

These are the words that the angels dressed in white address to those who watched Jesus ascend into heaven. In other words, they were being told that the physical presence of Jesus on earth had ended. A new chapter was beginning, and they were going to be the ones to write it. Jesus left it in their hands. This is the beginning of the Book of Acts which records the growth and development of the Church. Jesus promised them the presence of the Spirit to guide them. That same Spirit has been guiding the Church for centuries and continues to guide it today. Through the centuries the church has dealt with problems and gone through purification of its human frailty. Today, these would be the words of the angels dressed in white: Why are you standing here, go and make the Church all that Christ called it to be!”  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday June 2, 2019
7:3 Wedding Anniversary Andrea & Rose Marenzi +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
1:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Famliy +
5:00 Eddie Prudente, II +

Monday June 3, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Luciana Masciocchi

Tuesday June 4, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwei + – Giorgio Rossi + (Conc.)

Wednesday June 5, 2019
7:00 Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +
9:00 Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Thursday June 6, 2019
7:00 Josephine Ross +
9:00 Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

Friday June 7, 2019
7:00 Geraldine Reedy +
9:00 Antonio Corona +

Saturday June 8, 2019
7:30 Velia Leoni +
9:00 Giuseppe Balistreri +
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

Baptisms
Ezekiel Noel Leon
Oliver Gabriel Nasraty

Weddings
John Rocco and Joni Maybury
The Filomenas’ Renewal of Vows

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Right before He ascended into heaven, Jesus told the Apostles (including us!): “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15). The Communications Campaign is one way we can do that today. Please be generous!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. The parking lot will be open. Scripture Study is on hiatus until the end of the summer.

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.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing Group will meet Tuesday, June 11, 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.

Religious Freedom Panel: Last year’s Religious Freedom week (June 22-29) closed right here at Saints Peter and Paul with a wonderfully successful Religious Freedom panel discussion, on our saints’ feastday. This coming June 29, we will host another religious freedom event at Saints Peter and Paul, “Faith, Film and Freedom,” featuring film producer Megan Harrington (Unplanned, The Dating Project) and actor and writer Chris Meehan. (The Dating Project, Family Theater). They will explore religious freedom in the film industry: where is it being restricted? and where and how is it thriving? The event will be in the Parish Center, following the 5:00PM Mass. Refreshments will be served.

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191.

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. 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!”

Pentecost Sunday: Next Sunday is Pentecost. We will be joined at the 11:45 AM Mass by Members of the Italian Catholic Federation from all over the Bay Area. Bishop Robert Christian will be the main celebrant and Bishop Emeritus Stephen Blaire will concelebrate. Welcome, Excellencies!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp begins on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068

San Antonio di Padua: On Thursday, June 13, we will honor St. Anthony of Padua at the 9:00AM Mass,. St. Anthony, pray for us!

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: On June 15-16 we will be visited by our friend Issa who will offer the olive wood rosaries, nativity scenes, crucifixes, etc., made by the Christian families in Bethlehem. This is your chance to buy some beautiful items and all monies raised go to support the beleaguered Christians in the Holy Land.

San Calogero: On Sunday, June 16, we will also honor San Calogero, patron of Sciacca, Sicily, at the 11:45AM Italian Mass. San Calogero, pray for us!

Protecting Our Kids! On Saturday, June 15, at St. Bruno Church Parish Hall, in San Bruno the Archdiocese will host the Protecting Our Kids Seminar, which will address California’s new extremely problematic Sex Education curriculum, and explore your rights as a parent. Please go here for all details.

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 02 The Ascension of the Lord
Monday 03 Charles Lwanga and Companions; Martyrs
Tuesday 04 Easter Weekday
Wednesday 05 Boniface; Bishop, Martyr
Thursday 06 Easter Weekday, Norbert; Bishop
Friday 07 Easter Weekday
Saturday 08 Easter Weekday
Sunday 09 Pentecost Sunday

Your faithful donations of last week will be published in next week’s bulletin.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14: 23-29. In the first reading, a letter from the Church in Jerusalem is delivered to the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. In it they are assured that they are under no burdens of the Mosaic law. Revelation gives us a vision of splendor: the holy city Jerusalem. Jesus, in the Gospel, tells his disciples that he and the Father will dwell within those who love him and keep his word. He also promises to send the Holy Spirit as an advocate.

Domenica 6A Di Pasqua

La luce della verità è stata accesa nei nostra cuori con il dono della fede, che rende sicura la nostra libertà, corregge le opinioni distorte, vince i pregiudizi e la paure ed edifica la giustizia. Bisogna cercare, confrontarsi, portando nel cuore la fiducia verso lo Spirito che è continuamente all’opera durante la nostra peregrinazione terrena, per aiutarci a comprendere la Parola che il Signore ci ha donato.

 

 

 

From Father Gael: Continuing from last week’s Gospel, Jesus is giving some words of advice to his disciples about how they are to live after he has left them. He promises them the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in his name. Thus, the Trinity will be involved in his abiding presence and support. And we are to remember, that the Spirit is the powerful LOVE of the Father and Son, so powerful that it is the third person of the Trinity. Last week’s Gospel was all about the hallmark LOVE of Jesus. And here it is again.

Then Jesus says: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” Peace and freedom from fear! These are two important elements in our daily endeavor to follow Christ. We need to allow the peace of Christ to be the spiritual ground of our daily endeavor. That frees us from inordinate fear. That allows us to encounter the normal adversity of life with the courage to move ahead. We are not left by Christ without the equipment to move ahead. Jesus then tells his disciples that he is saying all this to prepare them. However, he was not preparing just them. His words are also dynamically directed to us.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday May 26, 2019
7:30 Chan Mei Kwei +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Kim Chan +
11:45 Ernesto Bacino & Carla Ferrando + – Mary Hofer + (Conc.)
1:00 John DeLucchi V
5:00 For the Soul of Jerry Ortega Bini +

Monday May 27, 2019
7:00 Peter Domenici, III +
9:00 Giulio Guidi + – Maria Ellen Arosteguy Fay + (Conc.)

Tuesday May 28, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Dominic & Frank Romeo + – Birthday of Clorinda Lucero (Conc.)

Wednesday May 29, 2019
7:00 Angelina & Guido Torre +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)

Thursday May 30, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Gena Rosales
9:00 For the Soul of Gelasio Bini + – Robert Redmond + (Conc.)

Friday May 31, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Inez Leon + – Alfio Pierantoni + (Conc.)

Saturday June 1, 2019
7:30 Felice & Grazia Spingola, Francisco & Maria Spingola +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Baptisms
Rexy Ross

Weddings
Nicholas Castelli and Amanda Bowman
Matthew McDonough and Amanda Dienst

Rest in Peace
Florence Rubino

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous in supporting Catholic education, and helping those who cannot afford the full amount to be able to experience the Salesian charism!

Dinner for the Poor: Today, at 5PM, we host our monthly “Bringing Two Worlds Together” dinner. If you’d like to help, be in the cafeteria at 4PM!

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, May 28 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. The parking lot will be open. Scripture Study is on hiatus until the end of the summer.

The Solemnity of the Ascension: Thursday is the Ascension, but in our Archdiocese it is celebrated on the following Sunday, so we will celebrate next Sunday.

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.

Graduation: On Friday, May 31, at 5:00 PM, we celebrate the Graduation Mass for our Saints Peter and Paul School Class of 2019. It is a bittersweet moment: our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to friends, but exciting new opportunities await. Class of 2019, we know you will make us proud!

Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Right before He ascended into heaven, Jesus told the Apostles (including us!): “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15). The Communications Campaign is one way we do that today. Envelopes are in the pews.

Religious Freedom Panel: Last year’s Religious Freedom week (June 22-29) closed right here at Saints Peter and Paul with a wonderfully successful Religious Freedom panel discussion, on our saints’ feastday. This coming June 29, we will host another religious freedom event at Saints Peter and Paul, “Faith, Film and Freedom,” featuring film producer Megan Harrington (Unplanned, The Dating Project) and actor and writer Chris Meehan. (The Dating Project, Family Theater). They will explore religious freedom in the film industry: where is it being restricted? and where and how is it thriving? The event will be in the Parish Center, following the 5:00PM Mass. Refreshments will be served.

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191.

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!

Religious Education–CCD: 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): 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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 26 Sixth Sunday of Easter
Monday 27 Easter Weekday
Augustine of Canterbury; Bishop
Tuesday 28 Easter Weekday
Wednesday 29 Easter Weekday
Thursday 30 Easter Weekday
The Ascension of the Lord
Friday 31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday 01 Justin; Martyr
Sunday 02 The Ascension of the Lord

Your faithful donations of last week will be published in the June 9 bulletin.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 14:21-27; Revelation 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a, 34-35. Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, strengthening the spirits of the disciples and giving an account of all that God has done with them. In the second reading, John foretells the restored creation where God will make his home among his people and wipe away all their tears. Jesus gives his disciples a new commandment to love one another.

 

Domenica 5A Di Pasqua
Paolo e Barnaba ritornano dal loro primo viaggio missionario nella chiesa da cui sono partiti. Questo comportamento diventa costahte nella Communità cristiana, chiamata da Gesù ad annuciare a tutti gli uomini la Buona Notizia. La Chiesa è madre, che apre le porte a tutti gli uomini per condurli a riconoscere in Gesù l’unico Salvatore.

 

From Fr. Gael:
Judas in today’s gospel leaves the room on his way to meet with those to whom he will betray Jesus very soon. Jesus lets the disciples know that he will not be with them physically very much longer. He gives them a new commandment which will become the hallmark of his followers. “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”. The statement is crystal clear, unambiguous in any fashion. It is a matter of LOVE, his LOVE. Jesus has led by example. His love led him to Calvary and the ultimate sacrifice of LOVE, his life for our LOVE. In our contemporary culture there is a great emphasis on the fulfillment of the individual over the LOVE of others. It is a self-centered focus. The focus of Christ is OTHER. The choice of Christ is clear. Is my choice clear? Do people know we are his disciples? Is that clear? -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  May 19, 2019
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Intention of the Wildland Firefighters
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei  +
11:45 GB De Martini + – Lilia Mosquera + (Conc.)
1:00 Antonio Corona +
5:00 Giuseppe, & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Monday  May 20, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)

Tuesday   May 21, 2019
7:00 Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Fu Sheung Lee + (Conc.)

Wednesday May 22, 2019
7:00 Augusta Scoel & Giovanna Martignano +
9:00 Bernard Quinteros +– Luigi Grelli + (Conc.)

Thursday   May 23, 2019
7:00 Ines Greco +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Segundina M. De Leon + (Conc.)

 Friday  May 24, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Victor Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Pamela Gonzalves + (Conc.)

 Saturday  May 25, 2019
7:30 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi  +
9:00 Lorenzo & Angela Lazio + – Gianfranco Giotta + (Conc.)
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Baptisms
Charlotte Carini
Mason & Dillon Hennessy
Emma, Sophia, & William Caboara

Weddings

Julius Miralles and Jaycee De Guzman
Chris Martin and Tiffany Yu

Rest in Peace

William ‘Bill’ May
Particular Items

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.

St. Rita: On Wednesday, May 22, we celebrate the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia. St. Rita, pray for us

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. The parking lot will be open. Scripture Study is on hiatus until the end of the summer.Sunrise Art Show: On Thursday, May 23, we will host the annual Sunrise Art Show, featuring works from all grades, in the cafeteria, at 8:00 AM. All are invited!

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.

Mary Help of Christians: This Friday, May 24 we celebrate the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, patroness of the Salesians on Salesian Sisters. We will have May Crowning at the 9:00 AM Mass. All are invited! “Trust Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are!” –St. John Bosco.

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

Dinner for the Poor: Next Sunday , at 5PM, we host our monthly “Bringing Two Worlds Together” dinner. If you’d like to help, be in the cafeteria at 4PM!

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing Group ill meet Tuesday, May 28 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.

Graduation: On Friday, May31, at 5:00 PM, we celebrate the Graduation Mass for our Saints Peter and Paul  School Class of 2019. It is a bittersweet moment: our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to friends, but exciting new opportunities await. Class of 2019, we know you will make us proud!

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!

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): 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.

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is 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.

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191.

Religious Freedom Seminar: Last year’s Religious Freedom week (June 22-29) closed right here at Saints Peter and Paul with a wonderfully successful Religious Freedom panel discussion, on our saints’ feastday. This coming June 29, we will host another religious freedom event at Saints Peter and Paul, “Faith, Film and Freedom,” featuring film producer Megan Harrington (Unplanned, The Dating Project) and actor and writer Chris Meehan. (The Dating Project, Family Theater). They will explore religious freedom in the film industry: where is it being restricted? and where and how is it thriving? The event will be in the Parish Center, following the 5:00PM Mass. Refreshments will be served.

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday 19 Fifth Sunday of Easter
Monday 20 Easter Weekday, Bernardine of Siena; Priest
Tuesday 21 Easter Weekday, Christopher Magallannes; Priest, and Companions; Martyrs
Wednesday 22 Easter Weekday, Rita of Cascia; Religious
Thursday 23 Easter Weekday
Friday 24 Easter Weekday, Mary Help of Christians
Saturday 25 Easter Weekday, Bede the Venerable; Priest, Doctor. Gregory VII; Pope, Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi; Virgin
Sunday 26 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,511.
Second Collection (Catholic Charities)  $2,437.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Acts 13:14, 43-52; Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; John 10: 27-30. As Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, they encounter more Gentiles who are receptive to their message. In John’s vision, a great multitude from every corner of the earth is seen gathering together. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks of his sheep knowing his voice and following after him.

 

Domenica 4A di Pasqua
 
La vita è risposta all’amore di Dio. Ogni uomo sente la vocazione a realizzare una vita piena e compiuta. Che accoglie la chiamata di Dio prova grande gioia. I credenti riconoscono Dio e il suo regno come l’unica cosa necessaria a tutti gli uomini.
From Fr. Gael: Christ in the Gospel today speaks of his sheep “hearing his voice.” But it would be worthwhile for us to make a distinction here between “hear” and “listen to” his voice. We can be in a room where background music is playing, and we hear it but are not listening to it. It becomes merely a background presence for us. In our relationship with Jesus is he merely background music for us or do we actively listen to his voice? This is a critically important question for us to answer to ourselves. It will determine how seriously we take our relationship with Jesus in our lives. It is when we listen proactively that we can grow the relationship and follow Jesus. He will be true to his word and we will not perish. He will give us eternal life.                                                                                                 –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Alexander Ben Casciato
Weddings
Menbere Aklilu & Jean-Yves Charon
Rest-in-Peace
Lucille Busalacchi

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  May 12, 2019
7:30 Ilide Piazza +
8:45 Clementina Bresolin, Erminia & Maria Santa Lucia & Pia Ortesi +
10:15 Jim Halligan +
11:45 Fernanda Matteucci + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. +

Monday  May 13, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Ines & Carmella Greco & Irene Zamzi + – Jack & Giuseppina D’Asaro + (Conc.)

Tuesday   May 14, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Maria Arioto-Cresci + – Maria Ellen Arosteguy Fay+ (Conc.)

Wednesday May 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano + – Lorraine Gogna + (Conc.)

Thursday   May 16, 2019
7:00 Tony & Rose Stroppiana +
9:00 Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri + –Carlos M. Martinez + (Conc.)

Friday  May 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Thomas Damato +–Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

 Saturday  May 18, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Louis Ferralis + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza +

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for Catholic Charities. We will be joined by CCCYO speakers at all the Masses, sharing the organization’s mission .

St. Mary Mazzarello! On May 13, we celebrate the Feast of St. Mary Mazzarello, foundress of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, our beloved Salesian Sisters. Started in 1872, the Salesian Sisters now have more than 14,000 members in 89 countries—the largest order of women religious in the world

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.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. The parking lot will be open. Scripture Study is now on hiatus throughout the summer.

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.

SFPD Community Meeting: The good officers from Central Station will host a community meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 5:00 PM, in the Parish Center. All are invited to share your concerns or just thank the police!

Ordinations to the Priesthood! Next Saturday, March 18, at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will ordain three men will be to the Holy Priesthood: Kyle Faller, Ernesto Jandonero, and Michael Rocha. We pray for these men as they prepare to give their lives up in the service of God and His Church! All are welcome to attend, and a reception will follow the ceremony. “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Madonna del Lume Spring Luncheon: La Madonna del Lume Society cordially invites the ladies of Saints Peter & Paul Church to join us on Sunday, May 19th at 1pm at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club to celebrate our Pranzo di Primavera ~ Ladies’ Spring Luncheon Fundraiser to support our upcoming 84th annual Festa della Madonna del Lume in San Francisco! The ladies’ of Saints Peter & Paul Church are also invited to celebrate the Italian mass at 11:45am on Sunday, May 19th, prior to the luncheon at the Italian Athletic Club. The spring luncheon invitations and RSVP forms are on the tables.

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 presentation on a Salesian topic.

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!

 

Sunrise Art Show: On Thursday, May 23, we will host the annual Sunrise Art Show, featuring works from all grades, in the cafeteria, at 8:00 AM. All are invited!

The Month of Mary! As we all know, May is the Month of Mary! On Friday, May 24, we celebrate the feast of our Patroness, Mary Help of Christians, and there will be a May Crowning at the 9:00 AM Mass.

Our Lady of Fatima: This Monday we celebrate Our Lady of Fatima. On the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, our Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote: “Our Lady at Fatima called the children to prayer, penance, and adoration. I repeat that call to you: I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to pray the rosary every day, as she asked, and the family rosary once a week.  I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to fast every Friday of the year, as she asked, giving up some food such as meat, or drink, or sweet, or even a whole meal.  I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to adore silently before the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus once a week, as she asked–fifteen minutes, a half hour, and hour. I am calling every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to these simple but most effective practices, as Our Lady asked, for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world. Only she can help us.”

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): 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.

Archdiocesan Appeal: Our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal is in progress. The appeal supports necessary ministries that help each parish, but that no individual parish could support by itself. This year’s assessment is $89,853. So far 54 parishioners or families have pledged and donated $29,555, leaving us with a balance of $60,298—2/3 still to go! This is a shared responsibility, so please do your part.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 12 Fourth Sunday of Easter
Monday 13 Easter Weekday, Our Lady of Fatima
Tuesday 14 Matthias; Apostle
Wed-Fri 15-17 Easter Weekdays, St. Isidore
Saturday 18 Easter Weekday, John I: Pope, Martyr
Sunday 19 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of last week: $6,614.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 or 21: 1-14. In the first reading, Peter and the Apostles are reprimanded for teaching in Jesus’ name, but they do not stop for they are obedient only to God’s authority. John’s vision in the reading from Revelation is of all creation giving glory to the slain Lamb. In the Gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples after his resurrection.

 

Domenica 3A Di Pasqua

In un monda sconvolto dalla violenza e ostilia alla proposta di Dio, la forza della Risurrezione alimenta le speranza. Lo Spirito sostiene il nostro impegno, perché Dio è al nostro fianco. La luce del Risorto fa strada agli uomini e li sostiene nel superare anche gli ostacoli apparentemente insormontabili.

 

復活期第三主日

本主日的讀經是若望福音第21章。它記載的是耶穌復活後第三次顯現給門徒們;也可以說是耶穌和祂的門徒的最後早餐。耶穌早己在湖邊為他們預備好了早餐。相信日後宗徒們回想到當時的情形,必會滿心感激並感受到上主無限溫柔的愛。而就在進食後,耶穌三次問伯多祿是不是愛祂,這對伯多祿是件難堪的事,他一直為曾經三次背主而痛悔不已,而這正是耶穌暗中給他機會,賠補三次否認祂的罪過,同時使人也明白,自以為愛天主,不及一心一意依恃天主更實際。耶穌了解、信任他,立他為教會的元首,並且吩咐宗徒們去教訓萬民。

伯多祿和其他宗徒都做到了,我們在讀經一(宗徒大事錄)中,看到宗徒們被拉到公議會受審時,勇敢地表明聽天主的命勝過聽人的命,寧願坐牢,也不願放棄傳揚福音的使命。

不單伯多祿和其他的宗徒做到了,今天在中東的一些國家,許許多多的的基督徒也同樣做到了。我們從宗徒大事錄、從教會史或報章,都可以看到他們不怕萬難,寧死為基督作證的英勇行為,我們的內心是不是震盪不已?我們能無動於中嗎?

 

From Fr. Gael:

Peter is on showcase this week. The disciples have returned to Galilee. Peter decides to go fishing and is accompanied by other disciples. The risen Jesus shows up on the shore of the sea but is not recognized by them. He calls them “children” and asks if they have caught anything. They answer no. He directs them where to fish and the catch is miraculously abundant. The beloved disciple John recognizes it is Jesus. Peter who is lightly clad jumps in and swims to the shore only t find, along with the others who arrive that Jesus has started a fire and is cooking fish and bread. You might say that at this moment Jesus becomes the patron saint of barbeques. He invites them to breakfast. This is the group which had abandoned him in Gethsemane. It is here that Jesus asks Peter, the triple denier, to make a triple profession of his faith. What a difficult moment for Peter who had publicly denied Jesus three times to have to publicly profess Jesus three times. Yet in a profoundly important way this is a most significant therapeutic moment for Peter. Should Jesus ask each one of us three times, “Do you love me?”

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Jack Peradotto—George Peradotto – Isabella Alejo
Syed Hasib – Regan Alice Duncan – Evelina & Gianna Andrighetto

Weddings
Mark Davoren and Hui Zhou

Rest-in-Peace
Marie Louise ‘Marlis’ Tanner – Lucille Busalacchi – Ida DeBrunner
Rosine Ryan – Rich Wanner – Louise Beregerson – Manfred Pertzborn

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  May 5, 2019
7:30 Luigi Marciano +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin & the Tin Family
11:45 GB De Martini + – Marco Michelato + (Conc.)
1:00 Irene Moreci +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  May 6, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:30 Deceased Members of the Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club +

Tuesday   May 7, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Antonia D’Ascoli + – Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

Wednesday May 8, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00 Felice, Carmela, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

Thursday   May 9, 2019
7:00 Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00 Dionisia & Francisco Mingoa +

 Friday  May 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Wedding Anniversary Herbert & Marilou Cua 

 Saturday  May 11, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving Solomon M. Bugayong
9:00 Ilva Baccetti +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul 

Particular Items

Santa Gemma: Today we 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. 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.

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.

Second Collection: Next weekend we will have a second collection for Catholic Charities. We will have CCCYO speakers at all the Masses, sharing the organization’s mission and how you can help.

St. Mary Mazzarello! On May 13, we celebrate the Feast of St. Mary Mazzarello, foundress of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, our Salesian Sisters. Started in 1872, the Salesian Sisters now have more than 14,000 members in 89 countries—the largest order of women religious in the entire world! St. Mary Mazzarello, pray for us!

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.

SFPD Community Meeting: The good officers from Central Station will host a community meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 5:00 PM, in the Parish Center. All are invited to share your concerns or just thank the police!

Ordinations to the Priesthood! On Saturday, May 18, at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will ordain three men will be to the Holy Priesthood: Kyle Faller, Ernesto Jandonero, and Michael Rocha. We pray for these men as they prepare to give their lives in the service of God and His Church! All are welcome to attend, and a reception will follow the ceremony. “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Madonna del Lume Spring Luncheon: La Madonna del Lume Society cordially invites the ladies of Saints Peter & Paul Church to join us on Sunday, May 19th at 1pm at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club to celebrate our Pranzo di Primavera ~ Ladies’ Spring Luncheon Fundraiser to support our upcoming 84th annual Festa della Madonna del Lume in San Francisco! The ladies’ of Saints Peter & Paul Church are also invited to celebrate the Italian mass at 11:45am on Sunday, May 19th, prior to the luncheon at the Italian Athletic Club. The spring luncheon invitations and RSVP forms are on the tables.

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.

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!

The Month of Mary! As we all know, May is the Month of Mary! On Friday, May 24, we celebrate the feast of our Patroness, Mary Help of Christians, and there will be a May Crowning at the 9:00 AM Mass.

Choose Life! “Jesus, Lord of Life, transform the hearts of all elected leaders to recognize that infanticide is wrong and must not be tolerated. We especially pray for our Senators, Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris. Open their hearts and minds to recognize and defend the precious gift of every human life.” USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is 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): 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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 05 Third Sunday of Easter
Mon-Thurs 06-09 Easter Weekdays
Friday 10 Easter Weekday, Damien de Veuster; Priest
Saturday 11 Easter Weekday
Sunday 12 Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,466.
Second Collection (Home Missions) : $1,961.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!