Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28: 16-20. Moses speaks to the people and has them consider all the ways God has cared for them and revealed himself to them. That is why they must keep his statutes and commandments. Paul tells the Romans that all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God and heirs with Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the eleven disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Solennità Della Santissima Trinità
I santi segni della pietà talvolta sono fatti per abitudine. Riconosciamo il valore decisivo del segno di croce, che viene consegnato al cristiano nel giorno del Battesimo. Da allora la sua vita si trova iscritta nell’adorabile mistero della Santissima Trinità che ci comunica che Dio ci amerà per sempre.
From Fr. Gael: Celtic prayers and poems (the two are inseparable since to ask God for his blessing is already to have acknowledged his gift), the legacy of the simple farming and fishing people in the Hebrides, are shot through with an awareness of God’s presence that can speak to men and women of today. Their sense of God’s immediacy in daily living is precisely what so many people are urgently searching for today, as they struggle to acquire techniques of “mindfulness or to practice the contemplative approach in daily living. The self-conscious approach of our contemporary would, of course, would have been totally alien to a people who found it entirely natural to see God in every moment and at every level of their ordinary life. They walked with God, with Mary and the saints addressing them tenderly and familiar and involving them in whatever they were doing. (From God Under My Roof by Esther de Waal.)
I believe that this quote has something to say to us about the Trinity which we celebrate today. To often we might tend to discuss the mystery of the Trinity as something quite apart from our human existence. The spirituality of the Celts did not engage in that kind of intellectual endeavor. Rather as the quote says they lived an awareness of God’s presence in the fabric of their ordinary everyday life which means that nothing was disconnected from God. All began in God, journeyed in and with God, and was transformed by God into eternity. What awe does that bestow on our human existence! Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the beginning, now and forever. God Creator, Savior and Sanctifier in every moment of our existence. This means that holiness in God becomes accessible not solely to the theologically erudite, but rather to everyone who lives and breathes the Trinity, to each one of us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday May 30, 2021
8:45 Frank Sanguinetti + – Nunzio & Rita Crisci +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00 For the Soul of Gelasio Bini +
Fernanda Matteucci & Queena Maggiora +
5:00 Antonio Corona +
Monday May 31, 2021
7:00 Annetta Aiello & Maria Faraciano +
9:00 Inez Leon + – Teresa Sheeehan +
Tuesday June 1, 2021
7:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00 Felice & Grazia Spingola + & Francisco & Maria Spingola +
Healing For Joan Aiello
Wednesday June 2, 2021
7:00 Anniversary of the Wedding of Andrea & Rose Marenzi +
9:00 Queena Maggiora +
Thursday June 3, 2021
7:00 Birthday of Antonio Sia Lu
9:00 Candida Basuino + – Gig Ghiglieri +
Friday June 4, 2021
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Thanksgiving for the birth of Jaxon Robert Friedman
Saturday June 5 , 2021
7:30 Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +
9:00 Elizabeth Courtney Mitchell +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +
Elena & Stefane Quilici (Renewal of Vows)
Rest in Peace
Harvey Wilbur Itzaina
Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the poor.
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Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!
Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM 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!
Speaking of Adoration: Friday, June 11 is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will have Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30AM to 3:30PM. “I beg you to recommend to everyone, first Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then reverence for most holy Mary.” – Don Bosco.
The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Thursday, June 3 at 4PM by Zoom. We will discuss “Words on Bathroom Walls,” by Julia Walton, a young adult book about a teen struggling with mental illness. The movie is available on Amazon as well. We will continue our discussion of “Catching Fire,’ by Fr. Albert Haase. No reading is necessary to attend. For information, contact Frank Lavin (415-310.8551, firstname.lastname@example.org). 75 minutes.
Saints Peter and Paul School Class of 2021: Our class of 2021 will graduate this Friday. The Baccalaureate Mass will be at 5:00PM. Please pray for them as they embrace their new challenges confident in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Mary Help of Christians!
Choose Life! “In 2023 our nation will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the infamous Roe decision. Generations of Americans have now grown up not knowing what it is like to live in a country that values and protects the lives of the smallest, most defenseless and vulnerable members of its society. Fifty years, over 60,000,000 deaths, and many more millions of scarred lives later, it is time for a frank and honest reassessment.” … “With regard to Catholics in public life who participate in abortion or seek to advance it through legislation or advocacy, precisely because these are actions of which many people are aware it introduces another consideration: scandal. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines scandal as “an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil” (CCC n. 2284). Prominent figures in society help to shape the mores of that society, and in our culture their advocacy of abortion definitely leads others to do evil. This must be stated with clarity: anyone who actively works to promote abortion shares some of the guilt for the abortions performed because of their actions.
But there is another source of scandal that pertains specifically to Catholics in public life: if their participation in the evil of abortion is not addressed forthrightly by their pastors, this can lead Catholics (and others) to assume that the moral teaching of the Catholic Church on the inviolate sanctity of human life is not seriously held. The constant teaching of the Catholic Church from her very beginning, the repeated exhortations of every Pope in recent times up to and including Pope Francis, the frequent statements by the bishops of the United States, all make it clear what the teaching of the Catholic Church is in regard to abortion. When public figures identify themselves as Catholics and yet actively oppose one of the most fundamental doctrines of the Church — the inherent dignity of each and every human being and therefore the absolute prohibition of taking innocent human life — we pastors have a responsibility both to them and to the rest of our people. Our responsibility to them is to call them to conversion and to warn them that if they do not amend their lives they must answer before the tribunal of God for the innocent blood that has been shed. Our responsibility to the rest of the Catholic community is to assure them that the Church of Jesus Christ does take most seriously her mission to care for “the least of these,” as Our Lord has commanded us, and to correct Catholics who erroneously, and sometimes stubbornly, promote abortion. . –Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.” Copies available in the Church.
Pray for our Priests: On Mondays: we pray for Fr. Al; Tuesday: Fr. Gael; Wednesday: Fr. Gustavo; Thursday: Fr. Armand. Pray at least a decade of your Rosary for them, and if you can’t do that, pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. Our priests are specially targeted by Satan, and need our prayers!
Going Away and Welcome Reception: We have pushed back the date of the going-away & welcome reception for Fathers Gael & Gustavo, and our new pastor, Fr. Tho Bui. We want to host the largest number possible, and, since Covid restrictions will still be in effect on June 13, we are pushing it back. We will let you know the new date ASAP.
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 34 parishioners have pledged/paid $16,945, leaving us with a balance of $41,009. 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
The Year of St. Joseph: “Inspired by the Gospel, the Fathers of the Church from the earliest centuries stressed that just as St. Joseph took loving care of Mary and gladly dedicated himself to Jesus Christ’s upbringing, he likewise watches over and protects Christ’s Mystical Body, that is, the Church, of which the Virgin Mary is the exemplar and model.” –St. Pope John Paul II
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.
Support Catholic Healthcare in San Francisco! The Bella Health & Wellness Medical Center is scheduled to open in August 2021 in the Medical Arts Building on Jackson and Van Ness—right in our parish—and they need our help! “The vision of Bella Health + Wellness is to restore a culture of life and healing to healthcare by providing state-of-the-art medical care that is deeply rooted in the centuries-old Catholic healthcare tradition of recognizing the absolute and unrepeatable value of each human person from conception to death.” Archbishop Cordileone says: “Bella is an answer to my prayers to bring an authentically Catholic woman-centered healthcare clinic to our people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. I invite your collaboration and support so together we can make something beautiful for God. May God bless and reward you for doing so!” To learn more, and to donate to this worthy cause, visit bellahw.org or send a check to Bella Health and Wellness, PO Box 641801, San Francisco CA 94164
HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/
Sunday 30 The Most Holy Trinity
Monday 31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday 01 Justin; Martyr
Wednesday 02 Marcellinus & Peter; Martyrs
Thursday 03 Charles Lwanga and Companions; Martyrs
Friday 04 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 05 Boniface; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday 06 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!