Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26: 14-27, 66 or 27:11-54. Saint Matthew writes of Jesus’ celebrated entry into Jerusalem, where some of the very large crowd…cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. Isaiah prophesies of one who will speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Paul writes to the Philippians bout the total self-giving of Christ and his exaltation by the Father. In the Gospel, Matthew gives his account of the last hours of Jesus, including the Passover meal, his betrayal, and his passion, death, and burial.
Domenica Delle Palme
Vertice della liturgia è la lettura della Passione: è al Vangelo che occorre volgere l’attenzione, piùche alla processione della palme. I ramoscelli d’olivo non sono un talismano contro le disgrazie; ma sono il segno di un popolo che acclama il suo Re e lo riconosce come Signore che salva e che libera. La sua regalità si manifesterà in modo sconcertante sulla Croce. Solo la fede è capace di leggere l’omnipotenza di Dio.
The scripture of this Palm Sunday is not only the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, but also our entrance into the Holiest Week of our faith. If one were to only to go to Church a few days a year, then these days of Holy Week would be the days to go. (Would that that might not be the case.) In these days we accompany Jesus in the moments when the purpose for His Incarnation takes place. “He became obedient to the Father, obedient unto Death.” His Death guarantees our Life. His life is our salvation. The Liturgy this Sunday begins the commemoration of that transcendental moment of human history. Emmanuel, God-with-us, gives his all for us. May we accompany him with all our heart and soul. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Romilda Garibaldi – Kenny Cooper
Marisa Salvetti – All Who have Perished From the Coronavirus
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday April 5, 2020
7:30 Intention of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
8:45 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Anthony & Anna Lee
11:45 GB De Martini +
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +
Monday April 6, 2020
7:00 Romilda Garibaldi +
9:00 Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin +
Tuesday April 7, 2020
7:00 Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza +
9:00 Fernanda Matteucci +
Wednesday April 8, 2020
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia +
Thursday April 9, 2020
7:30 Andrea Genoveffa + Giovanni DeVincenzi + Carolina Lopez +
Friday April 10, 2020
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday April 11, 2020
8:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Gaetano Alioto +
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.
Palm Sunday Mass (April 5) at 10:00AM
Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday, April 9) at 6:00PM
Liturgy of the Passion (Good Friday, April 10) at 2:00PM
Easter Vigil Mass (Holy Saturday, April 11) at 8:30PM.
Easter Sunday Mass (April 12) at 10:00AM
Second Collection: We have second collections on Holy Thursday, and on Good Friday we have the annual collection for the Church in the Holy Land.. Please be generous.
Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday! Thanks to all of you who sent birthday cards and email to Fr. Armand! It overfilled the birthday binder!
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 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.
From Pope Francis’s Urbi et Orbi Message of March 27: “..For weeks now it has been evening. Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing void, that stops everything as it passes by; we feel it in the air, we notice in people’s gestures, their glances give them away. We find ourselves afraid and lost. Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other. On this boat… are all of us. Just like those disciples, who spoke anxiously with one voice, saying “We are perishing” (v. 38), so we too have realized that we cannot go on thinking of ourselves, but only together can we do this.
“Why are you afraid? Have you no faith”? Dear brothers and sisters, from this place that tells of Peter’s rock-solid faith, I would like this evening to entrust all of you to the Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Health of the People and Star of the stormy Sea. From this colonnade that embraces Rome and the whole world, may God’s blessing come down upon you as a consoling embrace. Lord, may you bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts. You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm. Tell us again: “Do not be afraid” (Mt 28:5). And we, together with Peter, “cast all our anxieties onto you, for you care about us” (cf. 1 Pet 5:7).
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!
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 email@example.com
Sunday 05 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday 06 Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday 07 Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday 08 Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday 09 Holy Thursday
Friday 10 Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
Saturday 11 Holy Saturday
Sunday 12 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
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