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.
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 +
Desta Gould – Fortunato D’Ascoli
Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown, USN
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Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous.
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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 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
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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