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 +
Ezekiel Noel Leon
Oliver Gabriel Nasraty
John Rocco and Joni Maybury
The Filomenas’ Renewal of Vows
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at email@example.com “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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!