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


Alexander Ben Casciato
Menbere Aklilu & Jean-Yves Charon
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 or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at  “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!

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