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.















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 +


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 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, 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 or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at  “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!

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