Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14: 15-21. In the first reading, Philip proclaims the Gospel in Samaria and many people are cured. Peter and John follow and lay hands on the newly baptized there, and they received the Holy Spirit. In the second reading, Peter encourages the community to always be ready to give reason for their hope, and be willing to suffer for doing good. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that those who love him will follow his commandments.

 

Domenica 6A di Pasqua

Il credente manifesta le sue religiose certezze con convinzione, rispetto e indiscussa bontà. La fede è suscitata dall’incontro di due amori: quello di Gesù per noi e quello dell’apostolo, il quale, riconoscendo che Dio è padre di tutti, si rende disponsibile all’annuncio.

 

復活期第六主日

今天耶穌又一再安慰門徒,不要為祂要離開而憂悶難過,說祂到父那裏為他們預備地方。並且說天父要賜給他們一位護慰者,祂將要永達與他們同在。這護慰者就是天主聖神。祂要保護、安慰、指導他們。這護慰者也是教會和一切信徒的護慰者。雖然耶穌在世時也保護安慰他們,但祇是短短的三年,而聖父所派遣的護慰者將要永遠和門徒、也與我們同在。耶穌死後,世界再見不到祂,但他們仍可以信德的神目,時常看到祂和祂派遣的聖神,我們也同樣得到這恩典。這是很重要的,天主永遠和我們在一起,可惜我們常常不理會祂,不邀請祂參與我們的生活,若在日常生活中時時記得祂,每做一件事,下一個決定都問問祂:「這是不是祢喜歡我這樣做的?我這樣做合祢心意嗎?」一定百魔不侵,百毒一不入,無往而不利。

五月二十四日是聖母進教之佑節,聖母是我們的慈母,不要忘記向她請安,用愛她的聖子耶穌來表示孝愛她,每天送她一串玫瑰經做的花環,將會使她特別高興,這是我們做神子的責任。

 

From Fr. Gael: Philip travels to Samaria out of necessity, the fact that there is persecution of the disciples in Jerusalem. However, what seemed like a disaster became the impetus for the spreading of the Christian message beyond Jerusalem. The followers of Jesus were not abandoned in difficulty. Rather difficulty was the grace that spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This grace was the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate whom Jesus had promised to send. In the Gospel, Jesus makes it clear that they are not abandoned. They are accompanied by the Spirit. In our own lives, at times we may feel abandoned. That is a positively human reaction to difficulty but the Gospel today assures us that we are never abandoned. At times the noise of the things in our lives may be louder than the quiet promptings of the Spirit. It is then necessary to seek a quiet place where the Spirit may be heard and we may be consoled. Jesus promises it will happen. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 May 17, 2020
7:30        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
1:00        Thomas Damato +
5:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +

Monday               May 18, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Louis Ferralis + – Desta Gould + (Conc.)

Tuesday               May 19, 2020
7:00        Paola & Alessandro Rossi +
9:00        Intention of the Highlands Firefighters

Wednesday      May 20, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Solomon Bugayong +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday             May 21, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +

Friday                   May 22, 2020
7:00        Augusta Scopel & Giovanni Martignago +
9:00        Bernard Quinteros +

Saturday              May 23, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
5:00        Enes Greco +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Desta Gould – Fortunato D’Ascoli

 

Rena Figone

 

Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown, USN

Stephen Steczynski

 

Particular Items

Church is Open! Your church is open 11AM to 3PM daily for prayer. Come visit us!

Livestream Mass: Mass streams daily at 10AM. Go here to participate: salesianssspp.org/livemass

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous.

Chinese Apostolate Rosary and Socializing: The Apostolate will host a Rosary/ social today at 11:00AM on Zoom (meeting opens as soon as Mass ends).  Love Our Lady and reconnect with your friends here:
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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.

The Ascension of the Lord: Thursday is the Solemnity of the Ascension, but in our diocese, it is moved to the closest Sunday, so we will celebrate next Sunday

St. Augustine on the meaning of the Ascension: “Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth. For just as he remained with us even after his ascension, so we too are already in heaven with him, even though what is promised us has not yet been fulfilled in our bodies.”

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                 17           Sixth Sunday of Easter
Monday               18           Easter Weekday, John I; Pope, Martyr
Tuesday               19           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        20           Easter Weekday, Bernardine of Siena; Priest
Thursday             21           The Ascension of the Lord, Christopher Magallanes;
Priest, & Companions; Martyrs
Friday                    22          Easter Weekday, Rita of Cascia; Religious
Saturday              23           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 24           External Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

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