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 +


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


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 or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at  “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!
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