Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20: 19-31. Saint Luke (the author of the Acts) describes the life of the early community of believers as being of one heart and mind, whose witness to the resurrection of Jesus brought favor upon them. In the second reading, John assures his community that faith in Jesus and obedience enable believers to conquer the world. In the Gospel, the risen Jesus appears at two different times to his disciples, offering them peace and giving them the authority to forgive sins. Thomas, after seeing Jesus, acknowledges Christ’s divinity, saying My Lord and my God!
Domenica 2A Di Pasqua
O Della Divina Misericordia
La diffusione della vita nuova passa attraverso il nostro impegno di testimony dell’ amore. È necc essario interrogarsi sul significato concreto del rinnovamento, voluto dalla divina misericordia: siamo veramente pieni di amore? La Pasqua è punto di arrivo ma anche momento di partenza per un convinto impegno di testimonianza.
From Fr. Gael: My column today is of a different kind. This past year, one of Covid captivity, I have been also serving our Salesian Province as the Secretary of the Province. It was a year in which the pastoral activity of the parish has been limited due to the constraints of the pandemic. And it was possible to hold two positions. However, I have now been asked by Fr. Mel Trinidad, Provincial of the Salesians in the Western United States, to assume that responsibility in a full-time capacity which necessitates my moving to our Provincial Office on Franklin Street here in San Francisco. I have always endeavored to be at the disposition of the needs of my province, and once again, I do the same.
This means that as of July 1, 2021, I will no longer be your Pastor, but will assume the role of Director of the Provincial Office and Province Secretary. I am grateful to God for having had the opportunity to serve here at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, the first Salesian apostolate in the United States. As in each of my assignments in various places in my Salesian life, I have been enriched by my life with the People of God. I will hold you all in my heart. You have been my life for the past 6 years.
Fr. Tho Bui, who is currently the Treasurer of the Salesians in our Province will come to us as Pastor. I have known him since he came as a seminarian to us a number of years ago. He is a good and kind man who will bring financial experience and Salesian goodness to his role as Pastor. I have every confidence in him and know he brings gentle gifts to the parish.
People have often asked which Salesian place where I have been is my favorite and which work, I have liked the best. I have always answered that the place where I am at the moment is one, I like the best. We are called in the grace of God to live the moment we are given. I have loved living that moment with all of you over the last six years.
I will only be moving a mile and a half away and so will have opportunities to come to the parish and now and again celebrate Mass with you. I ask for your prayers as I begin another stage of my Salesian life.
God bless you all and know I will hold you in my heart,
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday April 11, 2021
8:45 Virginia Sanguinetti + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Anthony & Anna Lee
12:00 Loriano & Anita Belluomini + –
Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
Monday April 12, 2021
7:00 Edgardo C. Gamboa +
9:00 Gaetano Alioto + – Fra’ Carl Bernard Noelke, JD +
Tuesday April 13, 2021
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +
Wednesday April 14, 2021
7:00 Andrew Swanson +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
Thursday April 15, 2021
7:00 Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00 Antonio Corona +
Friday April 16, 2021
7:00 Edward J. Sabini +
9:00 Caterina, Antonio, & Albert Romeo +
Saturday April 17, 2021
7:30 Joseph Clark +
9:00 Louis Ferralis +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
Today is Divine Mercy Sunday: “How much the world is in need of the mercy of God today! In every continent, from the depths of human suffering, a cry for mercy seems to rise. … In those places where there is less respect for life and human dignity, one needs the merciful love of God, in whose light we see the ineffable value of every single human being. Mercy is needed to ensure that every injustice may find its solution in the splendor of truth. So today, in this Sanctuary, I solemnly wish to entrust the world to Divine Mercy. I do so with the burning desire that the message of God’s merciful love, proclaimed here through Saint Faustina, may reach all the inhabitants of the earth and fill their hearts with hope. … May the binding promise of the Lord Jesus be fulfilled: from here has to come out “the spark that will prepare the world for his final coming.” –Saint Pope John Paul II, Homily in Lagiewniki, Poland, August 17, 2002 .
Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
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.
Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 11 parishioners have pledged/paid $9,050, leaving us with a balance of $48, 904. 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.
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. For more information, email@example.com
Religious Education-CCD: Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/
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.
The Year of St. Joseph! “Now at the beginning of this pilgrimage (the Visitation), the faith of Mary meets the faith of Joseph. If Elizabeth said of the Redeemer’s Mother, ‘blessed is she who believed,’ in a certain sense this blessedness can be referred to Joseph as well, since he responded positively to the word of God when it was communicated to him at the decisive moment. While it is true that Joseph did not respond to the angel’s ‘announcement’ in the same way as Mary, he ‘did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife.’ What he did is the clearest “obedience of faith” (cf. Rom 1:5; 16:26; 2 Cor 10:5-6).
One can say that what Joseph did united him in an altogether special way to the faith of Mary. He accepted as truth coming from God the very thing that she had already accepted at the Annunciation. The Council teaches: “’The obedience of faith’ must be given to God as he reveals himself. By this obedience of faith man freely commits himself entirely to God, making ‘the full submission of his intellect and will to God who reveals,’ and willingly assenting to the revelation given by him.”(7) This statement, which touches the very essence of faith, is perfectly applicable to Joseph of Nazareth.” –Apostolic Exhortation Redemptoris Custos (On the Perdson and Mission of St. Joseph) St. Pope John Paul II, 1989.
Choose Life! “The Second Vatican Council emphasized this truth of revelation by stating “By His incarnation, the Son of God has united himself in some fashion with every human being.” An assault on human life is really an assault on God himself! In The Gospel of Life, Blessed John Paul II reminded us that “this saving event reveals to humanity not only the boundless love of God. Who ‘so loved the world that He gave His only Son’(Jn 3:16), but also the incomparable value of every human person.” –Archbishop Stefan Soroka, National Prayer Vigil for Life, Homily, Compline, January 22, 2012
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Sunday 11 Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy
Monday 12 Easter Weekday
Tuesday 13 Easter Weekday, Martin I; Pope, Martyr
Wednesday 14 Easter Weekday
Thursday 15 Easter Weekday
Friday 16 Easter Weekday
Saturday 17 Easter Weekday
Sunday 18 Third Sunday of Easter
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