Acts 12:1-11; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19. The first reading recounts Peter’s miraculous liberation from prison. In the second reading, Paul, reflecting on his life of ministry, comments that he has fought the good fight. All the while he credits the Lord with rescuing him from every harm. In the Gospel, Jesus gives Peter the high honor of declaring him the Rock upon whom He will build His Church.
San Pietro e Paolo
Pietro, pescatore di Galilea, è chiamato da Gesù a diventare pescatore di uomini; Paolo, il fariseo osservante della legge, diviene per elezione Apostolo della genti. Sulla loro testimonianza trova fondamento la nostra fede. Dalla loro fedeltà nasce lo stimolo a dire “sì” al Signore, che ci chiama donandoci la fede.

 

聖伯多祿聖保祿節

聖伯多祿和聖保祿二人的個性完全不同,伯多祿是首先明認耶穌是天主的人,他說:「祢是基督,永生天主之子。」他也是耶穌把他的名字西滿改為多祿(磐石),說在這磐石上,建立祂的教會」。他是個漁夫,由耶穌親自召叫加入門徒行列,曾和耶穌朝夕相處了三年之久,熟悉耶穌。可是他也很軟弱,三次背主。

保祿原本是個法利塞經師,熟悉猶太教規,知識豐富,摘善固執,他完全不認識耶穌,曾經以為耶穌和跟隨祂的人都是叛徒,必需趕盡殺絕。可是往大馬士革的路上被天上的光環擊跌下馬,同時有聲音向他「我是你迫害的耶穌。」他因而心靈的眼目大開,認清了真主的美和善。從此赴湯蹈火,受盡艱辛,宣揚基督的神國。

兩位門徒雖然性格不同,但都以一生的精力去宣揚聖教,二人最後都為基督的教會捐軀。伯多祿悔改後變得堅強,不遺餘力地傳揚福音。而保祿本來是個剛烈的人,為了維護自以為真道時不惜殺人,但認清了真主耶穌以後,雖然不改摘善固執的本性,但對人變得溫和謙遜,在《迦拉達書》第六章中,他勸說弟兄要彼此擔待,以柔和的心神去矯正他人。
讓我們祈求二聖的幫助,效法他們的芳表,心中常常想到基督的言行,不單一生明認耶穌是天主、保守信德,也像他們一樣努力去傳揚聖教。在我們生命的最後時刻,能像聖保祿一樣說出:「這場好仗我打完了,信德也保守了…」

From Fr. Gael:

I am writing to you from the city of Sts. Peter and Paul, Rome, where both were martyred in the early years of Christianity. Their statues stand in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome where they greet you as you approach the Mother Church of Christianity. Both were giants of faith and following Christ.

Peter who denied Christ three times, also professed his love for Jesus three times, “Lord you know I love you!” He then left his native place to become a missionary to the center of the world at that time, Rome. Peter so loud, so bold, so utterly human, so weak, gave his all for Christ to the point of giving his life. Caravaggio has a beautiful portrait of the martyrdom of St. Peter. Look it up on the internet. For me he becomes a model of frail humanity who rises to the power of his capacity in martyrdom. What an example for us frail human beings who at times in different ways deny Christ. We also can rise to something more.

Paul, scholar of the Law, who persecutes Christ until he encounters him on the road to Damascus. As bold as he was persecuting, he comes even bolder in preaching Christ. He becomes the first theologian of Church, leaving us letters that still inspire and challenge us today. His road also takes him to Rome and to his ultimate act of preaching, giving his life for Christ, as another powerful mentor of the Gospel.

Both provide us with examples of the faithful following of Jesus Christ. May we be willing students, humble enough to learn from them. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Weddings
Tyler Tinsley and Christine Min

Rest-in-Peace
Antoinette Agosti – Dorothy Cerri
Josephine Leung – David Monfredini

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June  30, 2019
7:30 Maria & Luigi Giannone & Family 
8:45 Thomas Balistreri 
10:15 Chan Mei Kwan 
11:45 Francesco Balistreri  – Gaetano Alioto  (Conc.)
1:00 Intention of Marianne Vasievich
5:00 Eugene Charles Payne, III 

Monday  July 1, 2019
7:00 Tom & Annette Lazio 
9:00 Anniversary of the Death of Luis San Gabriel, Sr. 

Tuesday   July 2, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti 
9:00 Tom & Sage Cincotta 

Wednesday July 3, 2019
7:00 Beppe Sarti 
9:00 Nancy Massetani 

Thursday   July 4, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Simoun M. Bugayong
9:00 The Guidi Family 

Friday  July 5, 2019
7:00 Patrick Ross 
9:00 Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano 

 Saturday  July 6, 2019
7:30 Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB 
9:00 Dennis Calvert 
5:00 Daniel Scopel 

Particular Items
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the patrons of our church. Peter and Paul, pray for us!Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study will be on hiatus through the summer. 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.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began 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 jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068
 
Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, 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.

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website http://prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ for more details.

Red Cross Blood Drive: On Wednesday, July 3, from 10AM-3PM the Red Cross is having a blood drive at Alma Via, at 1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132. Make sure you don’t need to wait in line! You can set up an appointment in advance by going to visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: AlmaVia or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Give Blood, save a life!

Corpus Christi Procession: Thanks to all who helped and participated in our first Corpus Christi Procession in over 10 years! About 100 of the faithful shared the love of Christ with the people of North Beach! Special thanks to Fr. Lamberto, Deacon Edward, Fr. Joseph Illo, and all volunteers! Mark your calendars and join us for an even bigger procession on June 14, 2020!! Here’s a shot from the event, and you can see more here.

Salesian Cooperators: The Salesian Cooperators group will meet Tuesday, July 9 at  7PM at the Club conference room. Meetings usually last for sixty minutes.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For questions on becoming a Salesian Cooperator (Don Bosco’s Third order), contact FrankLavin@comcast.net, 415-310-8551 or EdTe@comcast.net.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

“О  blessed duo, who have faithfully caught souls all over the world! Peter — the beginning of the true faith, the  greatest  high priest of the Church, the  head of  Christians, a treasure  of heavenly powers, the apostle upon whom Christ Himself  bestowed honor. Paul — the great Preacher of truth, the glory  of the universe, a heavenly man and an earthly angel,  splendor  of the Church; great eagle that soared to heaven, lyre of the Holy Spirit…Paul and Peter— lights of the Church, who daily illumine the faithful; treasuries of the Holy Spirit; enlighteners of the universe; vessels of grace; interpreters of the Holy Trinity; expounders of the divine word… pillars of the Church, great lamps of the universe.” –St. John Chrsostom.

Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction? You are NOT alone and the Church has NOT abandoned you! Visit the COURAGE website. “COURAGE” is an apostolate of the Church that ministers to those struggling against this particular temptation. They have been endorsed by the Pontifical Council for the Family and our beloved St. John Paul II said of this ministry, “COURAGE is doing the work of God!” In the Bay Area, call: 650-450-2286 or one of the chaplains: Rev. Larry Goode: 650-322-2152; Rev. Anselm Ramelow  415-567 7824; or Rev. Patrick Summerhays: 415-664-8481. www.couragerc.org

Choose Life! “Our human dignity is inseparable from the sacredness of life as the gift of the Creator. In God’s plan, each person is unique and irreplaceable. A person comes into this world in a family, which is the first locus of humanization, and above all the first school of peace. To build peace, we need to look to the family, supporting it and facilitating its task, and in this way promoting an overall culture of life. The effectiveness of our commitment to peace depends on our understanding of human life. If we want peace, let us defend life!”~ Pope Benedict XVI, Address at Meeting with Members of the Government in Lebanon, September 15, 2012.
Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 30 Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Our Patrons
Monday 01 Junipero Serra; Priest
Tuesday 02 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 03 Thomas; Apostle
Thursday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 05 Anthony Zaccaria; Priest, Elizabeth of Portugal
Saturday 06 Maria Goretti; Virgin
Sunday 07 14th Sunday in Ordinary TimeYour faithful donations of last week: $5,143.
Second Collection (Parish School) : $1,891.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

耶穌聖體聖血節,聖體出遊,華人中心信衆。

Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession – Chinese Apostolates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genesis 14:18-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17. Returning from battle, Abraham meets the king of Salem who invites him to offer bread and wine to the Lord. In what is the first written account of Last Supper. Saint Paul reminds us that he is handing on what he received regarding the true meaning of the Eucharist, Jesus welcomes the crowd and feeds them in the Gospel, instructing his disciples to do the same.

SS. Corpo e Sangue Di Cristo

L’Eucaristia fa nascvere la Chiesa, esprime l’atto di ringriaziamento di tutta la comunità e la lode per gli innumerevoli benefici ricevuti. Nell’Eucarestia è la memoria di salvezza, è la forza dell’amore di Dio, è la speranza della nostra vita futura.

耶穌聖體聖血節

上主日我們慶祝天主三位一體的奧跡,今天我們慶祝另一個奧蹟,那就是耶穌的聖體聖血,這奧蹟也是我們理智無法明白,而又真真實實存在的,我們祇能靠信德去相信。
今天的福音(路加九:1117)耶穌用五餅二魚餵飽五千人,來預先宣示聖體聖血的奧跡。祂在受難前夕最後晚餐時,祝福了餅,同樣又祝福了酒,祂把普通的無酵餅和葡萄酒變成自己身體和血,使這酒和餅不再是餅和和酒,而是真正的基督的身體,基督的血,祂要神父們照樣地做,分給我們,作我們靈魂的食糧。這事怎能發生?我們雖然無法明白,但耶穌這樣說了,做了,我們就要相信。古往今來,天主為了加強我們對聖體奧跡的信德,也屢屢顯現一些證明聖體真實存在的事實。
聖體聖事是耶穌所立的七件聖事之一,教會每天都舉行感恩祭,亦即是彌撒聖祭,向天主奉獻讚頌感恩,由神父祝聖酒餅,向信徒們分施這靈魂的食糧,並將聖體供奉在聖龕,讓信眾欽崇朝拜,因為聖體是教會生活的中心和支柱
因此,聖堂是個神聖的地方,我們進入聖堂時態度要尊敬端莊,衣着要整齊,就好像要去拜見一位君王或一位大人物一樣,耶穌在聖堂等待我們。我們可以對祂講話,請安、盡情向祂傾訴。領聖體後要用一些時間感謝天主,也要關顧到別人,他們也在向耶穌講話,因此彌撒後不要放聲高談,最好是到聖堂外面才談話

 

From Fr. Gael: Some scripture scholars believe that the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes is really a miracle of the collaboration of the community. They say that the miracle that Jesus worked was creating a spirit among them that enabled them to see beyond their own need and embrace the need of those who surrounded them. For them this enabling was the great miracle. I will not diminish the reporting of the miracle as the evangelist Luke reports it. However, maybe it is worth considering the power of Christ to work a miracle which changes the way we see things. This empowers us to be the source of miracles responding to the call of the Gospel. It empowers the fabric of our everyday life. In the Spirit of Christ, it channels his love within us in ways which can change the world, so that much more than loaves and fishes are multiplied. Imagine the possibilities.
                                                                                                                                 –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June 23, 2019
7:30 Deceased Salesian Fathers, Brothers, & Sisters +
8:45 Thomas James Desmond +
10:15 Cheung Sun Ng +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, & Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci + – Dora Franceschi + (Conc.)
1:00 Souls of Ilva Baccetti, Costantino Laurent, & Giuseppe Frizza +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  June 24, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre and Family +
9:00 Peter Domenici, III + – Peter Pang + (Conc.)

Tuesday   June 25, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

Wednesday June 26, 2019
7:00 Francisco & Maria Spingola +
9:00 Pauline Cresci +

Thursday   June 27, 2019
7:00 Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00 Joe Marchetti +

Friday  June 28, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Rose Marenzi +
9:00 Tony & Vera Romeo + – Solomon Bugayong + (Conc.)

Saturday  June 29, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving for the Priestly and Petrine Ministry of Benedict XVI and the Priestly Ministry of Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB + and his Brother Salesians
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Baptisms
Dominick Thomas Mortimore

Weddings
Renewal of Vows Renaldo E. Arellano and Claudia J. Castillo
 
Rest-in-Peace
Antoinette Agosti
Maddelena Iannello

 

Particular Items

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION TODAY! On Sunday, June 23, the Feast of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ, we will have a Eucharistic Corpus Christi Procession following the 1PM Mass. This is our first Corpus Christi Procession in a long time and all parishioners are invited to join us as we bring the Blessed Sacrament to the people of North Beach!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous!

 

Legislative Alert!!! TODAY at all the parishes in the Archdiocese, the Mass celebrants will read a letter from Archbishop Cordileone about California Senate Bill 360, and its impact, if passed, on the Church in California. There are letters in the pew racks which the Archbishop asks you to look at and sign, which will be collected by the ushers and forwarded to our representatives.

 

Great Liturgical Week!! Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Our Lord. Friday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus—in fact the whole month of June is devoted to the Sacred Heart! And this Saturday is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paull, apostles, martyrs, and our patrons! Because they are our patrons we are allowed to celebrate on  Sunday June 30.
 

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30 – 8:00, in the rectory. The group 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. Our Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer. 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.

Pre-K Accepting Applications: The Laura Vicuna Pre-Kindergarten of Ss. Peter and Paul School is accepting applications for the fall semester. Please email (prek@sspeterpaulsf.org) or call  (415-296-8549) to request an application. Please visit our website http://prek.sspeterpaulsf.org/ for more details.

 

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began 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 jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068.

 

Religious Freedom Panel June 29: 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.

Red Cross Blood Drive: On Wednesday, July 3, from 10AM-3PM the Red Cross is having a blood drive at Alma Via, at 1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132. Make sure you don’t need to wait in line! You can set up an appointment in advance by going to visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: AlmaVia or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Give Blood, save a life!

Next Week’s Second Collection: Next week we will have the annual Peter’s Pence Collection, supporting the good works of the Holy Father all over the world.

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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

More on Senate Bill 360: The California Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCC) asks California Catholics to pay attention to the progress of Senate Bill 360 in the state legislature and to express to legislators their disagreement with a proposed law that would require priests to violate the seal of sacramental Confession. The latest news from CCC, and links to take action, are at cacatholic.org/thoughts-and-defiance-sb-360. To understand what the Sacrament of Penance is, and what is at stake in this proposed law, the CCC recommends a set of eight short videos published this week by Catholic News Service. go to youtube and search for “Catholic News Service” then pick the ‘Seal of Confession’ video.

More Religious Freedom Week Events: Ecumenical Vespers: On Friday, June 21, at, Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Street in San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will lead Vespers (Evening Prayer) in commemoration of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher. A sermon will be given by Armenian Orthodox priest Fr. Barouyr Shernezian. After Vespers, a special reception for young adults will be held at Stein’s Austrian Pub, one block from the church. All are welcome to attend Vespers!

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday 23 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Monday 24 The Nativity of the St. John the Baptist
Tuesday 25 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 26 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 27 Cyril of Alexandria; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 28 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saturday 29 Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs
Sunday 30 External Feast of Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Our Patrons

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,842.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15. Our first reading is a poetic reflection on the wisdom of God being present in all that God does. Saint Paul tells the Romans that they have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that they will come to understand his teachings more fully when they atre filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

La Santissima Trinita
La Rivelazione insegna che Dio è Uno in tre Persone uguali e distinte, Padre, Filio e Spirito Santo, che si chinano sulla famiglia per aiutarla a essere con il Padre per la vita, con il Figlio per il servizion, con lo Spirito Santo per l’amore, la pace e la santità.

 

天主聖三節
我們常見天主聖三的圖像大多是:天主聖父是個莊嚴的老人,聖子是復活的基督,一個壯年的男人,坐着或站在聖父的右邊,而聖神通常以鴿子的形像出現,使人想到永恆
我們知道,天主創造萬物,也愛祂所創造的一切,但在所有受祂創造物之中,祂最愛人,亦即愛我們,原祖父母犯了罪、我們犯了罪,背叛了祂,祂仍舊愛我們。祂派祂的聖子來救贖我們,祂不斷召叫我們跟隨祂,祂要聖神指引我們明白真理。
天主三位一體是個奧跡,天主聖父、聖子、聖神是完全相等而各自分明的,「不是三個天主,而是一個天主有三位:同同體的三位。天主三位並不分割同一的天主性,而是每位都是整個的天主……父不是子,子不是父,聖神不是父或子」(《天主教要理》第253-254條)。沒有人能完全懂得這個奧跡,我們祇能以信德去面對。
我們的理智、我們的靈魂,我們的心祇能俯首欽崇敬拜天主三位一體,另一方面,我們也可以在日常生活中看到聖三的形像

以驚奇敬拜的心神看天主所創造的宇宙從而認識天主聖父;默想福音中耶穌的言行去認識,效法聖子;以專注的心神去諦聽聖神,服從祂的指引

 

From Fr. Gael: The Holy Trinity is a community of LOVE in one continuous flow. The Trinity dwells in the Church today, still flowing in LOVE. I believe that we still have not understood the power of that LOVE. This is what keeps us from in the deepest way becoming the Church Christ calls us to be. The FATHER created us out of LOVE. The SON redeemed us with LOVE. And the SPIRIT dwells in the Church with LOVE. The history of salvation is one in which humanity seems to have a difficulty with truly embracing the power of the LOVE of God. Yet that is our vocation, that is our destiny. The immensity of our vocation to LOVE begins with me, with my embracing and allowing this LOVE to permeate every fiber of my heart and soul. We cannot wait for others to embrace this call. We have to embrace it individually and thereby begin to form a critical mass that can make a difference. The Holy Trinity is a community of LOVE in one continuous flow. Let’s begin to flow with them.
                                                                                                                   -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June 16, 2019
7:30 Giosue Bresolin, Giovanni Santa Lucia, Frank & Lodovico Ortesi +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 GB De Martini + –  In Honor of San Calogero (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi +

Monday  June 17, 2019
 7:00 Fernanda Matteucci +
9:00 Louis, Ines, & Joseph Greco +

Tuesday   June 18, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +

Wednesday  June 19, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday Jose C. Bugayong + – Josephine Piazza + (Conc.)

Thursday   June 20, 2019
7:00 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Victorio Devincenzi +

Friday  June 21, 2019
7:00 Ernesto Piazza +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini & Ellen Crossan +

Saturday  June 22, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Enrichetta Panelli & Laura Luporini +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Baptisms
James Michalak

Rest-in-Peace
Tommaso San Filippo
Antoinette Agosti

 

Particular Items

Welcome Fr. Lamberto! We are blessed, over the next few weeks, to receive the ministry of Fr. Lamberto Valderrama Paradiang, Jr, SDB! Fr. Lamberto will be here while Fr. Al is taking a well-deserved vacation, Fr. Gael is working for the Salesians in Rome, and Fr. Jose is studying at Creighton College. Welcome, Son of Don Bosco!

San Calogero: Today we honor San Calogero, patron of Sciacca, Sicily, at the 11:45AM Italian Mass. San Calogero, pray for us!

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Tuesday, June 18th at 7PM in the Club conference room. We will hear a short presentation on a Salesian topic and discuss Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” No reading is necessary, although it is encouraged. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. Refreshments are served. Call or write Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net) with questions. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study will be on hiatus through the summer.. 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.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30 – 8:00, in the rectory. The group will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began 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 jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION! On Sunday, June 23, the Feast of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ, we will have a Eucharistic Corpus Christi Procession following the 1PM Mass. This is our first Corpus Christi Procession in a long time and all parishioners are invited to join us as we bring the Blessed Sacrament to the people of North Beach!

Religious Freedom Panel June 29: 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.

CCD: Our Religious Education-CCD program has come to an end for school year 2018-2019. Thank you to all the students, parents and guardians for accompanying and attending the weekly classes. Congratulations to the Communion & Confirmation students who have received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.  Good luck to our Confirmation students as they embark to their new chapter in life-High School. We will keep you all in our prayers for a good and relaxing Summer!

RCIA: Pentecost Sunday was the end of our RCIA program for this year 2018-2019. Thank you and congratulations to our neophytes who have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. May the good Lord continue to guide and increase your journey in the faith.

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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Red Cross Blood Drive: On Wednesday, July 3, from 10AM-3PM the Red Cross is having a blood drive at Alma Via, at 1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132. For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code:  AlmaVia or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Give Blood, save a life!

Legislative Alert!!! The California Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCC) asks California Catholics to pay attention to the progress of Senate Bill 360 in the state legislature and to express to legislators their disagreement with a proposed law that would require priests to violate the seal of sacramental Confession. The latest news from CCC, and links to take action, are at cacatholic.org/thoughts-and-defiance-sb-360. To understand what the Sacrament of Penance is, and what is at stake in this proposed law, the CCC recommends a set of eight short videos published this week by Catholic News Service. Here’s one:

Religious Freedom Ecumenical Vespers: On Friday, June 21, at, Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Street in San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will lead Vespers (Evening Prayer) in commemoration of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher. A sermon will be given by Armenian Orthodox priest Fr. Barouyr Shernezian. After Vespers, a special reception for young adults will be held at Stein’s Austrian Pub, one block from the church. All are welcome to attend Vespers!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 16 The Most Holy Trinity
Monday 17 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 18 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 19 Romauld; Abbot
Thursday 20 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 21 Aloysius Gonzaga; Religious
Saturday 22 Paulinus of Nola; Bishop,  John Fisher and Thomas More; Martyrs
Sunday 23 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,563.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 2: 1-11; I Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Romans 8:8-17. John 20: 19-23 or John 145:15-16, 23b-26. In the first reading from Acts, we hear the account of the Holy Spirit coming to rest upon the disciples and followers, enabling them to proclaim the Gospel in many languages. In the second reading, Paul writes to the Corinthians about the variety of gifts and service but one Spirit and Lord. He speaks of the Church as the body of Christ. In the Gospel (in a passage often referred to as ‘John’s Pentecost’), John gives an account of the disciples and their first experience with the living Christ—Christ who breathes on them and tells them to Receive the Holy Spirit.

Domenica Di Pentecoste

Lo Spirito è l’anima della Chiesa che conferisce la vita divina, realizza l’unita organica e assicura la continuità nel tempo. La preghiera che la Chiesa innalza a Dio è ispirata dall’Amore che è lo Spirito Santo.

 

聖神降臨節(若二十:19-23)

我們都知道,天主聖三的道理非常神妙,聖父、聖子我們還可以領悟,因為我們有父子關係的體驗,但是天主第三位的聖神,在做什麼呢?說祂時時處處在聖化我們,但仍是很難領會。對聖神的解釋也許可以從比喻出發

今天是聖神降臨節,讓我寫出一些聽來的比喻

聖神像空氣一樣,沒有顏色、沒有形像、不聲不響,祂的存在和影響不受我們注意,但祂的確存在。沒有祂,我們活不出教友的生活來

聖神像地球周圍的「大氣層」,保護我們的靈魂。

聖神是氧氣,沒有氧氣我們活不了,聖神使我們不知不覺中每天做好事,聖化我們的生命,使我們活在天主的愛之中

聖神是講話時的口氣,沒有聖神的人可以花言巧語。有學問修養的人講話有特殊的口氣,領受聖神的人講話有天主的「口氣」

聖神是勇氣。領受聖神後的宗徒都有勇氣,不但不怕死,並且承認為耶穌受苦是件光榮的事

聖神是志氣。宗徒跟隨耶穌三年,還是沒有什麼志氣,爭權爭利,也不很和氣,領受聖神後很有志氣,大家相親相愛,同心合力為主服務

聖神是喜氣。聖保祿宗徒歸化前充滿怒氣,四處逮捕基督徒送到官裏,領受聖神後,為耶穌受盡痛苦,仍喜氣洋洋,寫出了格林多前書中優美動人的基督愛的誡命。

聖神是和氣,教會和教友在聖神引導下,以寬恕和睦的態度待人接物

聖神是福氣,聖神降臨在聖母身上,使她敢說:「今後萬世的人要稱我是有福的」

總之,有了聖神充就滿神氣。願我們多求聖神給我們神氣

From Fr. Gael: For the Catholic Church, considered to have been publicly proclaimed on Pentecost Sunday, the nature of the universal call of the Church is its birthright. “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.” From its moment of birth as Church, it is steeped in a diversity of languages and peoples from all over Asia Minor. True, it takes a while for the lived reality to catch up with the birthright, and perhaps in some ways we are still coming to an understanding of a universal plan greater than our own limited experience. When, in today’s Gospel Christ appears in the midst of the disciples, twice he proclaims peace to them. They needed peace to cope with the reality which surrounded them. Christ in the Gospel once again proclaims PEACE, but it is to us and we need it now just as much as they needed it then. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June 9, 2019
7:30 Marie, Giovanni, & Donato, Jr. Rossi +
8:45 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. +
10:15 Soul of Lee King Fung +
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Dr. Karen C. Chan & Sandra Gray + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 Louis Ferralis +

Monday  June 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Carlos Manuel Martinez + (Conc.)

Tuesday   June 11, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Soul of Martha Bini +

Wednesday June 12, 2019
7:00 Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00 Anthony Cresci + – Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

Thursday   June 13, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Dominique Ortesi
9:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family + – In Honor of St. Anthony (Conc.)

 Friday  June 14, 2019
7:00 Chan Mei Kwan +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

 Saturday  June 15, 2019
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 June Marie Blum +
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Patrick Steffel – Tommaso San Filippo
Dr. Karen C. Chan – Sandra Gray

Particular Items

Pentecost Sunday: We will be joined today at the 11:45 AM Italian 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!

Faith Sharing Group: The Faith Sharing Group will meet on Tuesday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 PM, in the rectory.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer.. 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.

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 jstaley@salesianclub.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!
The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Tuesday, June 18th at 7PM in the Club conference room. We will hear a short presentation on a Salesian topic and discuss Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” No reading is necessary, although it is encouraged. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. Refreshments are served. Call or write Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net) with questions. All are welcome.

 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION! On Sunday, June 23, the Feast of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ, we will have a Eucharistic Corpus Christi Procession following the 1PM Mass. This is our first Corpus Christi Procession in a long time and all parishioners are invited to join us as we bring the Blessed Sacrament to the people of North Beach!

CCD: Our Religious Education-CCD program has come to an end for school year 2018-2019. Thank you to all the students, parents and guardians for accompanying and attending the weekly classes. Congratulations to the Communion & Confirmation students who have received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.  Good luck to our Confirmation students as they embark to their new chapter in life-High School. We will keep you all in our prayers for a good and relaxing Summer!

Religious Freedom Panel June 29: 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.

RCIA: This coming Pentecost Sunday is the end of our RCIA program for this year 2018-2019. Thank you and congratulations to our neophytes who have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. May the good Lord continue to guide and increase your journey in the faith.

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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Protecting Our Kids Seminar: Sex Education and Your Rights as Parents: On Saturday, June 15 at St. Bruno Church Parish Hall, 555 San Bruno Ave W., San Bruno the Archdiocese of San Francisco is sponsoring the Protecting Our Kids Seminar: Did you know that new California law now requires sex education in public and charter schools—and that the recommended curricula include pornographic content including graphic instructions and aggressive promotion of morally objectionable concepts of human sexuality? What can we do to protect our children? Panel includes Ed Hopfner, Archdiocese of San Francisco, Director of Marriage & Family Life; Sr. Maria Concepcion MC, Missionaries of Charity, and others. Learn more here.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 09 Pentecost Sunday
Monday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 11 Barnabas; Apostle
Wednesday 12 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 13 Anthony of Padua; Priest, Doctor
Friday 14 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 15 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 16 The Most Holy Trinity

Your faithful donations of May 19: $4,325.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.

Your faithful donations of May 26: $4,527.
Second Collection (Parish School) : $1,779.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,059.
Second Collection (Catholic Comm. Campaign): $1,127.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!