Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16; Isaiah 50: 4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 12:1-1547 or 15: 1-39. Isaiah speaks of the well-trained tongue and open ears that God has given him, saying, The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced. In the second reading, Saint Paul testifies to the selflessness and humility of Jesus in obediently accepting death on the cross. At Jesus’ name every knee should bend…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The Gospel narrates Jesus’ last hours, from his anointing with perfumed oil by a woman, through his last supper, betrayal, passion, death, and burial.

 

Domenica Delle Palme

In questa domenica due attenzioni richiamano l’impegno del credente: la Croce e l’Eucaristia. Il rito della benedizione dell’ulivo ricorda l’ingresso trionfale di Gesù in Gerusalemme, che non è ricerca di successo, ma disponibilità al dono, che si  onsumerà nella morte di croce.

 

聖枝主日

今天又稱苦難主日。耶穌一反以前的態度,以往民眾想擁立祂為王時,祂隱遁了,祂今天接受人熱烈的歡迎,祂容許人稱祂為默西亞。然而祂是一位謙遜君王,為救贖祂的子民而死在十字架。

教會稱這一周為聖周,提醒我們默想耶穌受難前夕發生的事:星期一是聖周第一天,耶穌回伯大尼與朋友一起晚餐,和他們道別,席間,瑪利亞用昂貴的香液倒在耶穌的腳上,又用頭髮揩抹,好像預報祂的死亡。聖週二,紀念耶穌預告祂將被出賣及伯多祿在雞啼前三次背主。聖周三耶穌暗示猶達斯要出賣祂。聖周四耶穌為門徒洗腳,教我們謙卑和服務,又建立聖體聖事,以祂的聖體和寶血滋養我們的靈魂。之後耶穌前往橄欖山祈禱,憂傷至極,汗血並流,接着祂被捕,被誣告、被判死刑;門徒們四散,伯多祿否認主。聖周五記述耶穌背負着人類的罪豋上加爾瓦略山被釘死在十字架上,沿途受盡侮辱。死前把我們交托給聖母,也把聖母交托聖若望宗徒。

在這一周裏,我們看到愛和考驗,我們有沒有守好愛的誡命?是不是經得起考驗?

 

From Fr. Gael: Irving Stone wrote a biographical novel about Michelangelo which is entitled “The agony and the Ecstasy.” It is about the tumultuous life of the great artist. Palm Sunday is the beginning part of the story about Jesus Christ which we might entitle, “The Agony and the Glory.” It is the ‘greatest story ever told.” It is the story of our salvation, a salvation which comes at a price, the passion and the death of Jesus. This a death is one which is embraced at a price (“Father, if it is possible, let this chalice pass from me, not my will but yours be done). Jesus hands himself over to a plan which guarantees a salvific result, our individual and collective salvation. We all love a television story which is presented over a number of days. That is what we have a chance to not merely watch, but more importantly in which to participate. If you were to only go to Church four days in a year, those days should be Christmas, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. They are the Paschal mystery. For this Jesus was born. For this Jesus came to us. For this Jesus died on the cross. And transcendentally important, for this He rose from the dead. This is the Agony and the Glory of Jesus, Savior and redeemer. And since He did this for us, can we participate in his story by our presence at the Liturgies of Holy Week? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 28, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul –
Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
10:15     Intention for Guidance
12:00     GB De Martini +
5:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi  +

Monday                               March 29, 2021
7:00        Tony & Rina Munoz +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Tuesday                               March 30, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni +

Wednesday                       March 31, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Lawrence Ferlinghetti +

Sacred Triduum

Thursday             April 1, 2021    Holy Thursday
7:00PM   Special Blessing Martino Maranghi – Birthday Blessings Eva Muntean

Friday                   April 2, 2021     Good Friday
                                                No Masses

Saturday              April 3, 2021     Holy Saturday
8:00PM      Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici -For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Lenten Disciplines and Opportunities

Palm Sunday Liturgical Aid: If you are streaming the Palm Sunday Mass, a liturgical aid is here. Please say the part in red, marked “Crowd”.

Lenten Penance Service CANCELLED: Monday’s Lenten Penance Service has been cancelled.  Parishioners are invited to call or email the rectory to schedule a confession during Holy Week.

Fasting and Abstinence is observed on Good Friday and (where possible) on Holy Saturday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. That means that hose bound by this rule may take only one full meal and no meat. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

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

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 28
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Masses
English: Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM; Sunday 8:45 AM & 5:00 PM
Cantonese/English:
10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM

Thursday, April 1
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8AM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM

Friday, April 2
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM
Stations of the Cross: Italian/English: 12:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:  English: 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM   The Easter Vigil: 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses: English: 8:45 AM,
Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass)

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.

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. Pope Benedict XVI wrote: “Joseph accepted a mission although he could not see the fulfillment of it, since he died before the public life of Jesus. He lived for the things that were not yet seen. Only with an open, vigilant heart that is sensitive to the hidden yet very real presence of the Lord can one remain faithful and just in a world that is so contrary to the faith. And this world is especially in need of just men.” –”Joseph’s Faith”, from “On Love.”, Pope Benedict XVI.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 8 parishioners have pledged/paid $5,850, leaving us with a balance of $52,104. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                28           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday               29           Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday               30           Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday         31           Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday             01           Holy Thursday
Friday                   02           Friday of the Passion of the Lord, Good Friday
Saturday              03           Holy Saturday
Sunday                 04           Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

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