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.
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.
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 +
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
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.
Chinese Rosary and Social Today: The Chinese Apostolate hosts the online Rosary and Social after Mass on Sunday 6/7/2020 from 10:45 am to 12:30 pm.
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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.
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.
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.
Tribute to the dead, tribute to the hero.
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 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 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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