Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14: 1-12. In the first reading, the Twelve choose seven reputable men to be their assistants and serve at table. In his Letter, Peter writes that all who have faith are to be living stones, imitating Christ. In John’s Gospel, Jesus declares himself the way and the truth and the life, calling those who believe in him to do the works he does.

Domenica 5A Di Pasqua

Ai cristiani non vengono risparmiate aspre critiche e ciò li spinge a unirsi ancor più strettamente a Gesù Cristo. Soltanto con Lui sono in grado di edificare la nuova civiltà dell’amore, capace di compiere opera grande.

 

復活期第五主日

今天的福音充滿溫情,耶穌知道祂的十二門徒中,有人出賣祂、否認祂,必定心神沮喪,況且自己即將離開他們,他們會覺得無所依靠,心傷神喪。為此祂要安慰他們,勸他們不要心煩意亂,告訴他們,既然信賴天主,就該相信祂是去為他們作準備。祂會再來。

祂告訴他們,也告訴我們,祂是道路、真理、生命。祇要跟隨祂,不會喪亡,不會迷失。藉着祂,我們認識天主聖父,所以祂是道路;祂所講論的不是自己的話,而是天父的話,依從這教導,實行這教導,我們認識真理;永生全在於認識天主愛天主。因此,我們應該走耶穌所指示的道路,用信仰去契合,用愛德去生活。

師主篇》的作者說得好:「沒有道路,不能到達;沒有真理,不能認識什麼,沒有生命,不能生活。」讓我們走上耶穌的道路,活出耶穌的模樣來。

今天又是母親節,讓我們祈禱求聖母保護我們的母親身體和靈魂都充滿天主的恩寵。也求她幫助天下做母親的善盡做母親的責任。

 

From Fr. Gael: The gospel of today is a sad but beautiful one. Jesus has told the disciples that he is leaving them and they are great saddened by the prospect. But the, Jesus says a beautifully human and compassionate thing: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” He understands their sense of loss. He tries to comfort them with the knowledge that he is only going ahead of them to prepare a place for them. He’ll be there waiting for them. Not to worry! I’m not sure how much of a consolation that was for them. For us however, separated by time and distance from the earthly physical presence of Jesus, it gives us a sense of expectation, of the good thing to come, of the place prepared for us from all time in the house of the heavenly Father where we’ll all have our own rooms!. Wow! What a house! We’ll all be one big happy family. No avoiding it! The challenge is to begin to live like family, here and now. Let’s begin at Sts. Peter & Paul community. Let’s try to start heaven now! – –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                May 10, 2020
7:30        Clementina Bresolin, Erminia & Maria Santa Lucia, & Pia Ortesi +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45     Ilva Baccetti +
1:00        Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +
5:00        Thanksgiving from Herbert & Marilou Cua

 Monday                              May 11, 2020
7:00        Ilide Piazza +
9:00        Enes & Carella Greco & Irene Zamzi V+ – Intention Diane Lynch (Conc.)

Tuesday                              May 12, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Solomon M. Bugayong +
9:00        Maria Arioto-Cresci +

Wednesday                        May 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Thursday                             May 14, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday                                   May 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Saturday                              May 16 , 2020
7:30        Maria & Gaetano Carniglia +
9:00        Tony & Rose Stroppiana +
5:00        Fernanda Matteucci +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Erwin Castillo – Lucia Castillo
Zenaida Mendoza Evans

Particular Items

Church is Open! Yes, your church is open! We are open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for individual prayer. And remember, we still need your donations. Please give here.

Today’s Bible Study notes: You can deepen your appreciation of the Word of God with Fr. Gael’s Bible Study notes.  Download here. Very interesting and informative!

Mothers Day Rosary May 10! The Chinese Apostolate invites you to join in a rosary for all our beloved mothers, still with us or who have gone before us. Conversation will follow! Go here to join the Zoom meeting, which begins at 11:15 AM. The Meeting ID is: 824 5346 7144 and the password is 927657. Online socializing will follow!

 

Fatima Rosary for Public Mass: Catholics will gather this Wednesday, May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima to pray the Rosary for the Restoration of Public Mass. The Rosary will begin at 3PM in the plaza in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral at Gough & Geary Streets. CDC prevention guidelines will be observed. Go here to learn more.

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Catholic Charities. You can go here to donate, and select the “Second Collection” designation.

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                 10           Fifth Sunday of Easter
Monday               11           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               12           Easter Weekday, Nereus & Achilleus; Martyrs, Pancras; Martyr
Wednesday        13           Our Lady of Fatima
Thursday             14           Matthias; Apostle
Friday                    15           St. Isidore
Saturday              16           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 17           Sixth Sunday of Easter

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