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!

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