Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45. In the first reading, God promises life and liberty to the Israelites. In the second reading, Saint Paul reminds the Romans that they must strive to overcome their sinful natures so as to live in union with Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead and makes the bold proclamation that those who believe in him will never die.

Domenica 5A Di Quaresima

 Il termine “vita” è parola chiave del Vangelo, tanto da costituirne un tema dominante. Cristo è la Vita: chi accoglie la sua Parola è in grado di spezzare il dominio della morte. Gesù lo sottolinea nella risurrezione di Lazzaro, segno profetico della sua risurrezione. I battezzati divengano promotori di vita. Con le loro scelte positive contribuiscano a spingere la storia verso cieli nuovi e terre nuove.

 

封齋期第五主日

 

今天我們仍舊讀若望福音,以下是充滿感情的一段:我們看到幾個感人的景像:耶穌的好朋友瑪利亞的弟弟拉匝祿死了,耶穌要藉復活了拉匝祿來光榮天主聖父,也為安慰日後看到祂被釘死的門徒,特意在拉匝祿死了之後,延遲了兩天才去。耶穌看到瑪利亞、瑪爾大和同她一起來的猶太人哭泣,就動了情感,也感傷流淚。門徒知道耶穌此行有大危險,因為猶太人想砸死祂,便說:「我們也去同他一起死吧!」另一方面,瑪爾大和瑪利亞都深信耶穌向天主求任何事都得到應許。從這些細節中,我們看到耶穌和祂的友人之間的愛和信賴。

 

耶穌叫拉匝祿復活,教訓我們兩端非常重要的道理:天主賜給人宗教道德的高尚生活,好使人得到永生;罪惡使靈魂死亡,比肉身的死亡更不幸。

 

在這四十日的封齋期內,望教的朋友們為自己的領洗和新生作好準備,讓我們也和他們一起,整頓心神,求天主把我們從罪惡中解脫,努力遵守祂的訓導,愛主愛人,做天主的好兒女。

 

 

From Fr. Gael: The conversation with Martha carries the most important teaching. Jesus tells her. “I am the resurrection and the life.” The Resurrection is not just something that happened to him: he is the Resurrection, the one in whom all souls find hope. This is the ultimate miracle of Jesus Christ: He rises from the dead and gives that miracle of LIFE to us. But in this gospel what fascinates me is that Jesus, just before raising Lazarus from the dead, stops at his tomb and weeps. It is here that Jesus consecrates the depth of human loss at the death of a loved one. If Jesus sept before death, then so can we with faith the miracle that Jesus gives to us with his own death and Resurrection. What more could we want! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Romilda Garibaldi
All Who have Perished From the Coronavirus

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 March 29, 2020
                7:30        Thanksgiving from Alex, Whitney, & James Burkhardt
8:45        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     Dora Lunardi Quilici +
1:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 Monday                               March 30, 2020
                7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni + –
Happy 100th Birthday Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB

Tuesday                               March 31, 2020
                7:00        Luigi Grilli +
9:00        Alfio Pierantoni +

Wednesday       April 1, 2020
                7:00        Birthday Blessings Eva Muntean
9:00        Alda Maggiora +

Thursday                             April 2, 2020
                7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Special Blessings Martino Maranghi

Friday                                  April 3, 2020
                7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Felice, Grazia, Francisco, & Maria Spingola +

Saturday                              April 4, 2020
                7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        81st Anniversary of the Birth of John Borzoni +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Particular Items

Liturgies of the Sacred Triduum: It’s heartbreaking but we must celebrate the Liturgies of the Sacred Triduum without our beloved congregation of Saints Peter and Paul The Liturgies of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday will be livestreamed.

Second Collection: Today we have second collection for the poor. Please donate through our website or mail us a check!

Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday! The great priest turns 100 tomorrow, March 30. And he is still working for all of us in the most important way: concelebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass daily for the needs of the world. He thanks you for all your birthday wishes, and here are some pictures from his long, long ministry!

 

Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                29           Fifth Sunday of Lent
Monday               30           Lenten Weekday
Tuesday               31           Lenten Weekday
Wednesday         01           Lenten Weekday
Thursday             02           Lenten Weekday, Francis of Paola, Hermit
Friday                  03           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              04           Lenten Weekday, Isidore; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 05           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

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