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.
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 +
Erwin Castillo – Lucia Castillo
Zenaida Mendoza Evans
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at email@example.com “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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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