Acts 12:1-11; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19. The first reading recounts Peter’s miraculous liberation from prison. In the second reading, Paul, reflecting on his life of ministry, comments that he has fought the good fight. All the while he credits the Lord with rescuing him from every harm. In the Gospel, Jesus gives Peter the high honor of declaring him the Rock upon whom He will build His Church.

San Pietro e Paolo

 Pietro, pescatore di Galilea, è chiamato da Gesù a diventare pescatore di uomini; Paolo, il fariseo osservante della legge, diviene per elezione Apostolo della genti. Sulla loro testimonianza trova fondamento la nostra fede. Dalla loro fedeltà nasce lo stimolo a dire “sì” al Signore, che ci chiama donandoci la fede.

 

聖伯多祿聖保祿節

聖伯多祿和聖保祿二人的個性完全不同,伯多祿是首先明認耶穌是天主的人,他說:「祢是基督,永生天主之子。」他也是耶穌把他的名字西滿改為多祿(磐石),說在這磐石上,建立祂的教會」。他是個漁夫,由耶穌親自召叫加入門徒行列,曾和耶穌朝夕相處了三年之久,熟悉耶穌。可是他也很軟弱,三次背主。

保祿原本是個法利塞經師,熟悉猶太教規,知識豐富,摘善固執,他完全不認識耶穌,曾經以為耶穌和跟隨祂的人都是叛徒,必需趕盡殺絕。可是往大馬士革的路上被天上的光環擊跌下馬,同時有聲音向他「我是你迫害的耶穌。」他因而心靈的眼目大開,認清了真主的美和善。從此赴湯蹈火,受盡艱辛,宣揚基督的神國。

兩位門徒雖然性格不同,但都以一生的精力去宣揚聖教,二人最後都為基督的教會捐軀。伯多祿悔改後變得堅強,不遺餘力地傳揚福音。而保祿本來是個剛烈的人,為了維護自以為真道時不惜殺人,但認清了真主耶穌以後,雖然不改摘善固執的本性,但對人變得溫和謙遜,在《迦拉達書》第六章中,他勸說弟兄要彼此擔待,以柔和的心神去矯正他人。

讓我們祈求二聖的幫助,效法他們的芳表,心中常常想到基督的言行,不單一生明認耶穌是天主、保守信德,也像他們一樣努力去傳揚聖教。在我們生命的最後時刻,能像聖保祿一樣說出:「這場好仗我打完了,信德也保守了…」。

From Fr. Gael: In the plaza in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome there are two big statues. One is of St. Peter and the other is of St. Paul. St. Peter holds the keys to the kingdom, symbol of his role as the head of the Church. St. Paul holds a sword in his right hand and a book in his left hand. Both statues present to us these apostolic giants of Christianity. Both influenced the founding of the Church after the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Both in Rome ultimately gave their lives for Christ in witness to fidelity to Jesus. Each are majestic in their countenance and the example of their evangelization and fidelity to Christ.

The figure of the apostle Paul has a noble bearing, with a long sword in his right hand; his left holds a book. On the book is an inscription, in Hebrew letters of the fourteenth-fifteenth century style, reading: “I can do all things in him who strengthens me”, recalling the text from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, chapter 4, verse 13.

In celebrating the feast of these two Christian giants, perhaps we could reflect on that quote from Paul’s letter and ask ourselves whether we truly believe that we, today in our world, can do all things in Christ who strengthens us. The world needs Christian giants today to continue proclaiming the message of Christ. Maybe we can be those giants. May these two patron saints of our parish inspire us to be just that! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                June 28, 2020
7:30        Tony & Vera Romeo +
8:45        Edward Prudente, Sr. +
10:15       For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45       Domenico, Francesca, Tom Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
1:00        Birthday of Rose Marenzi +
5:00        Mike Ferraro + & the Birthday of Giulio Spadoni +

Monday                               June 29, 2020
7:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia +
9:00        Thanksgiving for the Petrine & Priestly Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and for the Priestly Ministry of Fr. Mario Rosso SDB + and his Brother Salesians

Tuesday                              June 30, 2020
7:00        Peg Healy +
9:00        Thomas Balistreri +
Wednesday                         July 1, 2020
7:00        Tom & Annette Lazio +
9:00        Luis San Gabriel, Sr. +

Thursday                             July 2, 2020
7:00        Nancy Massetani +
9:00        Tom & Serge Cincotta +

Friday                                   July 3, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Frank Germano +

Saturday                              July 4, 2020
7:30        Patrick Ross +
9:00        Birthday of Simoun M. Bugayong
5:00        The Guidi Family +

Rest-in-Peace

George Handras

 

Scott Rosner

 

Jorge Santana

Particular Items

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the patrons of our church. Peter and Paul, pray for us!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Peter’s Pence. All donations go to support the goof works of the Holy Father all over the world.

Chinese Apostolate Sunday Rosary 玫瑰經 Zoom meeting:

6/28/2020 Sunday 10:45 am

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Daily Rosary: We are open for praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: When the AA is readu to restart, the meetings will resume 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.

Study Group: The Don Bosco Study Group will meet by Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 at 4pm. The great 20th century American Catholic writer, Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” along with several other short stories will be discussed. A relevant Salesian spirituality topic will be presented as well. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 1, 4pm, Zoom (Bp. Barron, “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Secular Age,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Js0Hba-HLg). For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (Franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary, though. All are welcome.

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                 28           External Feast of saints Peter and Paul
Monday               29           Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Patrons
Tuesday               30           The First Martyrs of the Roman Church
Wednesday         01            Junipero Serra, Priest
Thursday             02           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                   03           Thomas; Apostle
Saturday              04           Weekday in Ordinary Time. USA: Independence Day
Sunday                 05           14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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網上集體玫瑰經

Virtual Group Rosary

基於居家避疫令,自聖母月開始,每星期日,華人宗徒舉辦了網上集體玫瑰

經,參加人數有35 至50 人之間,來自不同堂區、州、甚至加拿大。

Due to the “Shelter-in-place” order, the Chinese Apostolates held virtual group Rosary on Sundays starting the Month of Mary. Number of participants ranged from 35 to 50 people, with friends from other parishes, states and even Canada.

雖然聖堂重開,讓信眾參與彌撒, 團體決定每星期日晚,繼續舉行網上集

體玫瑰經,為疫情早日結束祈禱,詳情請留意堂區通訊。

To continually pray for the ending of the pandemic, the community decided to keep the virtual group Rosary every Sunday evening after the Church reopens for parishioners to attend public Mass. Please stay tune on the parish bulletin for details.

 

 

Jeremiah 20:10-13; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10: 26-33. Jeremiah, the prophet, praises the Lord in the midst of terror and persecution, trusting God’s power to save. In his Letter to the Romans, Paul teaches that death came through Adam’s sin, but Jesus brings the grace of God as a gift. In the Gospel, Jesus encourages the Twelve to not be afraid.

Domenica 12A del Tempo Ordinario

Geremia è perseguitato ma sa che non sarà abbandonato dal Signore. Gesù invita a non avere paura nella persecuzione, a riconoscerlo davanti agli uomini per non essere rinnegati da lui. La fede non si piega di fronte alla minacce quando è sostenuta dalla forza Spirito Santo.

 

常年期第十二主日

 今天的福音的第一句是教宗聖若望保祿二世常常教導我們的話:「不要怕!」全部聖經一共有三百六十五句「不要怕!」足夠我們每天用一句。

為什麼不要怕?因為「與我們同在的上主,好像是一位孔武有力的戰士。」(讀經一)耶穌也告訴我們,天主珍愛我們,連我們的頭髮也清楚知道。依靠天主,我們穩如泰山。祇有天主才是我們應該敬畏的,得罪天主,喪失了基督徒的身份才是可怕的事。失去這身份等於失去了生命意義和價值。保全了這身份也就保存了生命——永生。為此,作為基督徒應該為這身份作證,就像兩千多年來,無數的基督徒一樣,為了堅守這身份,即使招致肉身的受苦、甚至死亡,也在所不惜。

今天,在美國,我們還不至為這身份犧牲生命,但若我們能不與世俗隨波逐流,活出基督的精神來,也就是為我們這身份作證。

 

From Fr. Gael:  Jeremiah, the great prophet, speaks of the difficulties he has encountered in following his vocation as prophet. He was called by God to speak God’s word, and he did so for over half a century, enduring the consequences of that faithfulness to his vocation. However, he ends today’s first reading, despite all the difficult moments, praising God: “Sing to the Lord, praise the Lord, for he has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked!” God is in, above and between all things, and God has accompanied the faithfulness of the prophet.

Jesus, then, in the Gospel tells his disciples to “fear no one.” God accompanies his faithful servants and friends, so we are not to be afraid.

This is consolation to us in the tribulations and difficulties of our own lives. When we walk with God, God is behind us, before us, to our right, to our left, above us and below us. Do we get the idea? God surrounds us. Why should we fear. We are valued in God’s eyes. And so, in the third to last line of today’s Gospel, Jesus summarizes it well. “So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                June 21, 2020

7:30        Giosue Bresolin & Giovanni Santa Lucia, Franco & Pia Ortesi +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     GB DeMartini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + 

Monday                               June 22, 2020
7:00        Ernesto Piazza +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi  +  – Fortunato D’Ascoli +(Conc.)

Tuesday                               June 23, 2020
7:00        Intention Rene Enrique
9:00        Enrichetta Panelli +

Wednesday                        June 24, 2020
7:00        Harvey Trice +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III + – Scott Rosner +(Conc.)

Thursday                             June 25, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Intention the Léon Morales Family

Friday                                   June 26, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Pauline Cresci +

Saturday                              June 27, 2020
7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        Porfirio Lueza +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza + 

 

Rest-in-Peace

Jorge Guillermo Santana

 

Scott Rosner

 

Particular Items

Important news, Parishioners! By mandate of the city of San Francisco we will not celebrate public Masses on Sunday (including Saturday vigil) until further notice. We will continue to celebrate public Masses at 7:00 & 9:00 AM Monday through Friday and 7:30 & 9:00 AM Saturday. We will resume the streaming of a Mass at 10:00AM on Sundays, and daily at 9:00 AM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

網上集禱玫瑰經 Virtual Group Rosary

6/21/2020 Sunday 10:45 am

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Daily Rosary: We hope to begin the daily praying the Rosary following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration has resumed on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Jesus has missed you–come by and visit him.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets Thursday meeting at 6:00 PM, in the parish center, should begin soon. We will let you know! “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist: On Wednesday, June 24, we celebrate the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist. Mighty Saint, pray for us!

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: June 29, is the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the two pillars of the Church. But because they are our patrons, we are allowed to celebrate on the closest Sunday, which is next Sunday, June 28. Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us!

Second Collection: Next weekend we have a second collection for our parish school. If you are donating online, please go here, select the “Second Collection” designation and we will make sure your donation goes to the school.

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                 21           12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               22           Paulinus of Nola; Bishop.  John Fisher; Bishop, & Thomas More;  Martyrs
Tuesday               23           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        24           The Nativity of John  the Baptist
Thursday             25           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                    26           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              27           Cyril of Alexandria; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 28           Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Our Patrons

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Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58. In Deuteronomy, Moses reminds the people of how God brought them out of Egypt and through 40 years in the desert. Saint Paul writes of our unity as Christians, for we all partake of the one loaf. Jesus tells the Jewish crowds that he is the living bread that came down from heaven so that eternal life may be found though Him.

 

Corpo e Sangue Di Cristo

Durante la vita, anche noi abbiamo bisogno dal cielo, dà la vita, crea un rapporto di communione tra tutti I credenti, mentre assicura la risurrezione finale. Anche per il mondo l’Eucaristia è segno e strumento di salvezza eterna.

 

基督聖體聖血節

教會每年都隆重地慶祝基督聖體聖血節,目的是提醒我們,天主不是個不與人沒有關係,毫不關心,不理會人的天主,單祇要求人去崇拜的神。相反的,祂降生成人,與人同行,深刻了解人類的喜怒哀樂,同情人的困境和需要的神。祂不單供給我們肉體的需要,更把自己的身體和寶血作我們的精神食糧,養育我們的靈魂。在彌撒中繼續把我們奉獻給天父,又供給我們的靈魂作食糧。我們必需朝拜、感謝、熱愛聖體,勤領聖體,否則就辜負耶穌一番心意了。

讀經二給我們展開另一個境界,聖體也使弟兄們彼此團結。「因為餅祇有一個,   我們雖多,祇是一個身體,因為我們眾人共享一個餅。」而聖體祇有一個,就是基督的身體,我們領了聖體,與基督共融,有着基督的血和肉,大家都是祂的肢體。 為此,我們要團結一致。

今天又是父親節,孝敬父親不祇是在父親節的一天,而是時時刻刻想到父親的功勞和愛,尊敬他,孝愛他,為他祈禱,讓我們求聖家之長聖若瑟保護,指引所有父親。

 

From Fr. Gael: Moses in his farewell speech in Deuteronomy reminds the Israelites of how they were fed manna in the desert. It became their daily bread. It was their sustenance. It guaranteed them survival. Paul in his words to the Corinthians reminds them, “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?” Jesus in the Gospel of John declares to his listeners, “This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

All the readings are centered on the “Body and Blood of Jesus Christ” which today’s liturgy celebrates. It is the wisdom of the Church which prompts us to remember this reality. Familiarity breeds contempt, the saying goes. As regards the Eucharist, however, we might change the saying a bit, “familiarity breeds indifference.” What a tragedy! That we should be indifferent to the depth of the gift of the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Jesus is astounding.. He died out of sheer love for us. How can we become too accustomed to that great reality? May the love of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ be ever in our hearts! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                June 14, 2020
7:30        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     Giuseppe, Antonia, & Fortunato D’Ascoli +
1:00        In Honor of St. Anthony
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families + 

Monday                               June 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Louis, Enes, & Joseph Greco + – Ermy Durighello + (Conc.)

Tuesday                               June 16, 2020
7:00        Zenaida Mendoza Evans +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci + – Cynthia Coppi + (Conc.)

Wednesday       June 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Thursday                             June 18, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Victoria Devincenzi +

Friday                   June 19, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Jose C. Bugayong +
9:00        Souls of Louis & Ilva Baccetti +

Saturday                              June 20, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
5:00        Costantino Laurent +

 

Particular Items

Welcome Back, Parishioners! Thanks be to God, public Masses can be celebrated again. Jesus has missed you! Regular Church hours begin June 14, as does the regular Mass schedule. Please follow ALL of the ushers instructions, bring your mask and hand sanitizer if you have it, and observe the 6’ distance.

Streaming Schedule: We are still streaming some of the Masses. On Sundays we will stream the 8:45 English, 10:15 Chinese, & 11:45 AM Italian Masses. Monday through Saturday, we will stream the 9:00AM Mass. Go here to participate.

Help! Your Church still needs your offerings! Go here to help us online.

Daily Rosary: We hope to begin the daily praying the Rosary following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meetings on Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center, should begin soon. We will let you know! “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                 14           The Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ
Monday               15           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               16           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                    19           The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saturday              20           The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 21           Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary

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Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18. On Mount Sinai, Moses encounters the God of Israel as a God of compassion and kindness. Saint Paul urges the Corinthians to live in fellowship and peace as brothers and sisters, children of the one God. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches that his mission is grounded in the total love of the Father for all of creation.

Santissima Trinità

Il credente, con il sacramento dal Battesimo, entra in communione con il Padre, che è amore che salva con il Figlio che  è amore che si dona e co lo Spirito Santo che è amore che santifica. La solennità della Santissima Trinità è la festa dell’Amore, che abbracci tutti gli uomini, figli di Dio.

 

 天主聖三節

今天我們慶祝天主聖三節。什麼是聖三?就是我們相信一個天主,有三個位格,就是所謂(三位一體)。我們崇拜的不是三個不同的神,而是一個天位,包含聖父、聖子、聖神三個位格。我們從聖子基督得知天主是三位一體的,祂談論祂在大之父,說「我與父原是一體」。祂向父祈禱,求父賜給我們聖神,祂要門徒:「因父、及子、及聖神之名」付洗。三位一體是個奧秘,不是人可以完全明白完全解釋得清楚的。

我們雖然不明白,但有一點可以清楚,天主愛世人,祂以自己的肖像造了人,要人分享祂的生命,享受一切美善,人雖然犯罪,天主仍舊用祂的仁來愛我們,聖子以祂的血來洗淨我們罪污的靈魂。如我們誠心受教,天主聖神給我們各種神恩。我們雖然看不見天主三位一體,但從各種現象中可以證明。就像如果你隔着一道牆對一個人講話,他回應你,你請他幫忙,他替你辦到,甚至幫得比你所求的更好,你求他教導指引,他總會默默地替你指出一個方針,一條適合的路。你雖然不看見他,但知道有其人在,天主三位一體在,就是一樣。

 

From Fr. Gael: The description of himself that God gives to Moses the reading from Exodus is beautiful. “The Lord, the Lord, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity.

Who could fear a God like that? Respect and respond, “YES,” but not fear. This is the God we call Trinity. This is the God who “so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” If we could really fully interiorize what kind of LOVE this is, what a difference it would make in our lives. Problems of self-worth and low self-image would disappear. We could put therapists out of business. That is what TRINITY is all about. However, it is only natural that finite minds cannot capture the full import of the INFINITE, and the TRINITY is infinite love. So we can only long for the INFINITE. And that is the insatiable hunger which is at the heart of all our souls. So we will have to settle for the blessing which Paul gives to the Corinthians in the second reading: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                June 7, 2020
7:30        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Soul of Lee King Fung +
11:45     Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Eddie Prudente, II +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families + 

Monday                               June 8, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Giuseppe Balistreri +

Tuesday                               June 9, 2020
7:00        Lucia Castillo +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday       June 10, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday                             June 11, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini +

Friday                   June 12, 2020
7:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Anthony Cresci +

Saturday                              June 13, 2020
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini & Ellen Crossan +
5:00        Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
For each intention mentioned in the group below, individual Masses will be said in our Parishes, Schools or Missions.
In Honor of the Infant of Prague

Rest-in-Peace

Richie Alioto

 

Alfred Bucchianeri

 

Cynthia Coppi

Norma Kristovich

 

Particular Items

Reopening: The Church is now open from 11AM until 3PM daily for individual prayer.

Public Mass: GREAT NEWS! Archbishop Cordileone has designated Sunday, June 14, the Feast of Corpus Christi, as the date San Francisco Churches can celebrate public Masses. BUT, as we prepare to open the Church, we will need YOUR help. We need a group of people at each Sunday Mass willing to serve as ushers before Mass, and to sanitize the pews after each Mass. If you have visited the Church you know we already have the pews blocked off so that every third pew is open to ensure social distancing, so it won’t take too long. Of course gloves, spray bottles paper towels, and masks will be provided. The Chinese Apostolate will take care of the 10:15 Mass, but we need help at all the others. Email Gibbons to volunteer.

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Rosary Walk TODAY at St. Mary’s Cathedral: This Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, at 2:30pm there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral. We’ll meet in front of the Cathedral and then walk the perimeter while praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Why a Rosary Walk? Because we need to reclaim our city for God. We haven’t been able to publicly worship God at Mass for weeks and now we’re deprived of the freedom to live in safety. The only way out is to counter these evils head on with the best spiritual weapon: the Rosary.

Fr. Richard Heilman, the priest behind the Coast to Coast Rosary campaigns and The Roman Catholic Man website, explains why we should do rosary walks: “There is something Biblical about walking the land (‘I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.’ -Joshua 1:3). Of course, we are not referring to grasping hold of the deed to the land on which we walk. We are not reclaiming the land for ourselves, but for God. We are asking for a ‘spiritual shift’ on the ground in which we walk and pray.”

Pray for the People of Hong Kong and the Deceased of Tianamen Square! We received this request, which we are glad to share:

Greetings Ss. Peter & Paul Church, San Francisco,

問候 三藩市聖伯多祿和聖保祿堂 ,

I do apologize to contact you to place a prayer request without become one of your church member. However, for human’s kindness, benevolence, and conscience, I do beg for your help, and do beg for you to honor this request.

我很抱歉沒有首先成為您教堂的信眾而向您提請這個祈禱請求。但是,處於人類的善良,仁義,和良知,我向您祈求幫助,懇請您能兌現這個請求。

This prayer request is placed for the memorial of the 31st anniversary of the June 4th Massacre conducted by the Chinese Communist Party on 6/4/1989 in Beijing. We pray for death, we pray for heroes.

這個祈禱請求是為紀念六四屠殺三十一週年而提請,這個中共惡黨在1989年6月4日犯下的滔天大罪。我們為逝者祈禱,為英雄祈禱。

With an extremely deep heart and my highest respect to all of those unsung heroes who got injured, been put under custody, and even paid their life, we do commemorate and forever remember the Fourth day of June in the year of 1989. On the historical day 31 years ago, the evil Communist Party drove its tanks to suppress the peacefully protesting ordinary Chinese people and use its weapon to massacre those students and young people who fight for their human rights and freedom. When we mourn our heroes, we never stop to fight. Fight for our right, for our freedom, for our future, and for our kids. We want our future generations to have the freedom to protest, to speak, and to choose their life, the same as what Hong Kong people are doing for months. We want a peaceful world to life, with no government violence, with no dictatorship, with no persecutions, and finally, with no more Communism.

懷著極端沈痛的心情和我對受傷,被捕,甚至獻出生命的英雄最崇高的敬重,我們鄭重的紀念並永遠銘記1989年6月4日。31年前這個歷史性的一天,邪惡的共產黨用坦克車鎮壓和平抗議的普通中國人民,並用機關槍掃射屠殺了那些為人權民主自由而抗爭的學生和年輕人。這一天, 中共邪靈所有那自封的合法性都隨著上街的坦克車機關槍而化為泡影。當我們緬懷英烈並為英雄哀悼的時候,我們從來沒有停止抗爭。為我們的權利,我們的自由,我們的未來,和為我們的孩子們。我們希望我們的子孫後代能像今天英勇的香港人一樣有抗議,自由發聲,和選擇生活的權利。我們想要一個和平的世界,一個沒有政府暴力的世界,一個沒有獨裁暴政、沒有迫害、沒有共產邪教的世界。

Tribute to the dead, tribute to the hero.

向逝者致敬,向英雄致敬。

R.I.P.

願逝者安息。

May God bless you, and May God bless all those peaceful people.

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                 07           The Most Holy Trinity
Monday               08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               09           Ephrem; Deacon, Doctor
Wednesday        10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             11           Barnabas; Apostle
Friday                    12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              13           Anthony of Padua; Priest, Doctor
Sunday                 14           The Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ

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