Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20: 1-9 or Matthew 28:1-10 or Luke 24: 13-35. The first reading tells of how Peter, after encountering the risen Lord Jesus and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, is enabled to boldly preach the Gospel message. The second reading reminds us that our lives can be transformed by opening ourselves to the power of the risen Lord Jesus. The Gospel recounts Mary Magdalene going to the tomb of Jesus only to find it empty.

 

Domenica Di Pasqua

 I cristiani invitati a raggiungere in fretta, come Pietro e Giovanni, il sepolcro di Cristo, trovato vuoto, perché non è più “tra I morti Colui che è vivo.” Il messaggio della Pasqua di Risurrezione è il punto nodale dell’avventura cristiana. Ogni credente deve custodirlo nel proprio cuore, e communicarlo ai fratelli.

 

復活主日

四部福音都記載耶穌死亡和復活的事實,雖然叙述根據聖史想突出的要點而各有不同,但有兩件事實是四部福音都記載的:(一)墳墓是空的。 (二)耶穌曾顯現給一些人。

看到復活的耶穌的人之中有瑪利亞、瑪達肋納、伯多祿、若望,和厄瑪烏二徒、還有號稱狄狄摩的多默。這些人當中,祇有耶穌的愛徒一看見了空的墳墓就相信了主已復活,因為他和耶穌的關係最親密,所以立刻就信了。其他的人都經過耶穌親自對他們說話解釋、一同吃飯擘餅、甚至給他觸摸祂的傷口之後才信的。

今天我們太科學化了,事事講求證據,要有證據擺在眼前才相信。但有一種知識是不需要證據的,因為我們信。為什麼信?天下間沒有圓滿的答案,信就是信,不需證明,也不需要明白,信德是天主的恩賜,我們沒有和耶穌有形體的接觸,但古往今來千萬人信了而覺得實在,所以我也從這信仰的團體中得到證實。

 

From Fr. Gael: This gospel gives us one of the earliest accounts of the Resurrection of Jesus, that is, the one given by Mary of Magdala. What is interesting is, that in this account, although she is the first to encounter the empty, she cannot testify to the event. Jewish law held that two men were required as witnesses; therefore, Mary could not serve as a witness. The two apostles rushed to the tomb. John arrives first, but out of respect for the elder apostle, waits for Peter to enter the tomb. Peter and John do not yet fully understand the scriptures, but John chooses to believe. Two thousand years later have we yet fully understood the depth of the meaning of the Resurrection. What we are called to do is follow John’s example and choose to fully believe. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Romilda Garibaldi – Claire Joyal
All who have Perished From the Coronavirus

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 April 12, 2020
7:30        The Birthday of Edgardo O. Gamboa
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15      Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45      GB De Martini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +

Monday               April 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Louis & Enes Greco & Joseph & Carmella Greco +

Tuesday               April 14, 2020
7:00        Dennis Calvert +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Wednesday       April 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday             April 16, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Caterina, Antonio, & Albert Romeo +

Friday                   April 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Louis Ferralis +

Saturday              April 18, 2020
7:30        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        Bernardo Silva +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Alleluia!

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia. 
Has risen, as he said, alleluia. 
Pray for us to God, alleluia. 

And, from the Easter Sermon of
St. John Chrysostom:

 Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and,
whether first or last, receive your reward….
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy!
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day!
You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today!…

Let no one lament their poverty,
for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn their transgressions,
for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free. 

He that was taken by death has annihilated it!
He descended into Hades and took Hades captive!…
O death, where is thy sting?
O Hades, where is thy victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life reigns!
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!
For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the first-fruits of them that have slept.
To Him be glory and might unto the ages of ages.

 

Easter Appeal We are all suffering financially during the lockdown, but please do not forget to send your Easter Appeal donations! Our income stream has pretty much vanished.

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!

Alcoholics Anonymous: When the lockdown is over,the AA will resume meeting 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.

Support School Families during the Lockdown: We are all suffering during the lockdown, especially small businesses. Here are two businesses run by school families that will deliver great food right to your door:

Fresh fish right to your door! Joe and Andi Conte, Water2Table Fish Co., Pier 45, Shed D-1, San Francisco, CA 94133 Go here or here to order.

And also Shelley and Greg Lindgren–they own A16 Restaurant. Great pizza and other things
The restaurant website is a16pizza.com and they have pickup/deliver from 4-7 Tuesday through Saturday. Greg is providing a cocktail delivery/pickup service at Rye Bar!

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

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 12          Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Monday               13           Monday within the Octave of Easter
Tuesday               14           Tuesday within the Octave of Easter
Wednesday          15          Wednesday within the Octave of Easter
Thursday             16           Thursday within the Octave of Easter
Friday                   17           Friday within the Octave of Easter
Saturday              18           Saturday within the Octave of Easter
Sunday                 19           Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy

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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