Acts 2: 1-14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10: 1-10. In the first reading, Peter tells the community that their Savior was indeed the one whom they crucified. They are cut to the heart, they repent and are baptized—adding about three thousand persons to the community. In the second reading, Peter calls the community to patient suffering when they know wht they are doing is right. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks about the shepherd and the sheep who know the sound of his voice.

 Domenica 4A di Pasqua

Gesù ci conosce e ci chiama per nome. Ascoltiamo la sua voce, entrando per l’unica porta che è lui e chiedendo con la preghiera altri pastori che ne continuino l’opera.

 

復活期第四主日 善牧主日)

 復活期第四主日又稱善牧主日,今天的讀經邀請我們默想好牧人的意義,教會的三個周禮儀年在今天都讀聖若望福音第十章,有關耶穌自喻為善牧,也自喻為羊欄的門。

在舊約中,天主屢次自稱或被稱為牧者,如聖詠、耶肋米亞先知書。又如梅瑟、達味都被稱為牧人;在新約中,耶穌更自稱是牧人。由此可見牧者的觀念滲透了全部聖經。

顧名思義,羊欄是給羊棲息,保護羊群安全的地方,羊欄的門尤為重要。牧人是照顧羊群的人,從羊欄的門進入,可以得到照顧,確保安全,可以得到靈性的滋養,是我們進入天國的樞紐。羊欄象徵教會。教會是耶穌的代表。

耶穌的教訓是無盡的寶藏,聽從祂,從祂這扇門進去,可以取之無盡,用之不竭,可以得到心靈的平安快樂和來世的永福。

神父是善牧的代表,要愛護他們,為他們祈禱。

 

From Fr. Gael: The image of the shepherd is very strong in the readings today. Sometimes that image can across in a bucolic, poetic way which while beautiful does not allow us to appreciate the full parameters of the depth of the image of shepherd. The work of the shepherd is demanding. He must guide a group of animals who are not always cooperative. He must get them to go in the right direction all at the same time. When one goes astray, he must go out to find it leaving the 99 behind. When there are wolves or foxes, he must protect the sheep and defenseless lambs from these predator animals. And what about the smell of the sheep and all that goes with it. So while the image is beautiful, the work is demanding. Yet, this is one of the strongest images found in the Bible, and it is the image of Jesus. That is his vocation and he does it well. I can only image being the one that is lost and the joy of being found by Christ! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace

Italo Giannone

 

Lois Fiedler

and Edward Fernandez

 Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                May 3 2020

7:30        Henry Ravetto +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     GB DeMartini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Deceased Members of the Chinese Apostolate +

Monday                              May 4, 2020

7:00        Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00        Italo Giannone +

Tuesday                              May 5, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Wednesday                      May 6, 2020
 7:00        Lois Fiedler +
9:00        Frank Cresci +

Thursday                            May 7, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

Friday                                 May 8, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +

Saturday                             May 9, 2020
7:30        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza +

Weekly Intentions
In Honor of the Infant of Prague

 

Particular Items

The Church IS Open! Remember, your church is open from 11AM to 3 PM daily. Come on in and say your prayers—we miss you!

Livestreamed Mass: Watch the Mass daily at 10AM here, and donate to support your church here.

 

Santa Gemma: If it were not for the epidemic, today we would be celebrating the Feast of Santa Gemma, beloved of the people of Lucca and all Italy. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

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 coronavirus ends, 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: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: 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                 03           Fourth Sunday of Easter
Monday               04           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               05           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        06           Easter Weekday
Thursday             07           Easter Weekday
Friday                    08           Easter Weekday
Saturday              09           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 10           Fifth Sunday of Easter

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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