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.







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

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

Mark Davoren and Hui Zhou

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 or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at “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!


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