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.
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
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
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:
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 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
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.
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
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