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 +
Nicholas Castelli and Amanda Bowman
Matthew McDonough and Amanda Dienst
Rest in Peace
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 email@example.com or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!