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.

 

基督苦難主日(聖枝主日)

今天是聖週的第一天,我們和耶穌一同走上加爾瓦略山的苦路,參與祂的聖死,期盼祂的復活。今天的禮儀從聖枝遊行開始,紀念耶穌榮進耶路撒冷。瑪竇福音26章記述耶穌受難始末,和望教的兄弟姊妹一同進入信仰的核心。

福音的主題是耶穌是天主鍾愛的聖聽命至死,好使人類的罪惡得以赦免。聖瑪竇記載了猶太人說耶穌的血歸在他們和他們的子孫身上,但我們不應該解讀為耶穌的死是因他們而至。若我們小心默想耶穌受難的章節,我們會發現,我們有時是猶達斯出賣了耶穌後又悔恨,有時是伯多祿否認祂,有時又是貪睡的門徒,在耶穌最傷心憂悶時不安慰祂和祂一同祈禱,有時又是被迫不情不願地幫耶穌負十字架的西滿。有時是大喊釘死祂的群眾。耶穌曾說:「幾時你對你最少的兄弟做的,就是對我做了。」耶穌是為救贖我們整個人類的罪而死的 。沒有什麼可以解釋這種深沉的愛。

願我們從今天起,做給耶穌揩去臉上的血汗的維羅尼加、給耶穌一口水的無名婦人,站在十字架下的聖若望,向耶穌求恕的右盜,讓我們站在十字下,陪伴聖母,參與她的痛苦

 

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

 

Rest-in-Peace
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

                                                Holy Thursday
                 7:30        Andrea Genoveffa + Giovanni DeVincenzi + Carolina Lopez +

Friday                                   April 10, 2020
                                                  Friday of the Passion of the Lord
No Masses

Saturday                              April 11, 2020
Holy Saturday
8:30        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul –  Gaetano Alioto +

 

 

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 here. The schedule is as follows:

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 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.

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 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                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

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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