Acts 12: 1-11; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19. In the first reading, Peter is arrested and imprisoned. An angel of the Lord wakes Peter from his sleep and leads him out of the prison. Paul writes to Timothy, The time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. In the Gospel, Jesus asks his disciples: Who do you say that I am? Simon Peter says, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus tells Peter that he is the rock upon whom the Church will be built.

 

 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…」

 

Dear Friends,

First, best wishes for the Feast of Saints. Peter & Paul which we celebrate today. We ask that they might intercede for all of us at this parish named in their honor!

This Sunday is my last Sunday assigned here at the parish. After mass today I leave for a week of meetings at a retreat center in Capitola. The Provincial Council will deliberate for a week planning for this coming apostolic year in our Salesian works in the Western Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco. When the meeting ends on Friday, July 1, I will move into the Salesian Provincial Office at 1100 Franklin St. San Francisco, CA 94109.

There I will begin my work as the Director of the Office and Province Secretary. It is administrative work for the functioning of the Province. I ask your prayers as I move on to this new assignment.

I have spent six years here at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish. I am grateful to God and to all of you for this experience. The last sixteen months operating under the constraints of the pandemic have been very trying, especially with the death of Fr. Robert Stein whose ashes were finally laid to rest in a Burial Mass on July 20, at the Salesian Cemetery in Richmond. His family members, friends and the Salesian Family were present.

Being a Pastor in ordinary times is enough of a challenge, let alone in the time of the pandemic. Economically it has and continues to be a challenge. Pastorally, enduring the closure of the Church and two years of Holy Week without the faithful fully present was sad. We endeavored to do what we could in compliance with the city, the state and archdiocesan authority.

I, for my personal part, ask pardon of any I may have offended in any way as I strived to fulfill my work at the parish. I ask for a place in your prayers as I continue my vocation as a Salesian (55 years) and as a priest (45 years). May God grant me more time to serve Him and the People of God. I hold you all in my heart and in my prayers.

Sincerely,

Fr. Gael E. Sullivan, SDB
Salesian of Don Bosco

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 June 27, 2021
8:45        Giosue Bresolin & Giovanni Santa Lucia, & Franco & Lodovico Ortesi +
Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Carla Ferrando + – Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
5:00        Anthony Vincent Cataldo + 

Monday                               June 28, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Rose Marenzi +
9:00        Tony & Vera Romeo +– Paul De Martini + 

Tuesday                               June 29, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for the Petrine & Priestly   Ministry of Benedict XVI and the Priestly  Ministry of Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB + and his Brother Salesians
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Detective Luca Benedetti + 

Wednesday                       June 30, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Thomas Balistreri + – Socrates Paschalides + 

Thursday                             July 1, 2021
7:00        Tom & Annette Lazio +
9:00        Soul of Luis San Gabriel, Sr. + – Robert Figone + 

Friday                                   July 2, 2021
7:00        Tom & Serge Cincotta +
9:00        In Honor of La Madonna delle Grazie –
Socrates Paschalides +

Saturday                             July 3, 2021
7:30        Birthday of Nancy Massetani +
9:00        Birthday of Francesco Germano +
5:00        Daniel Scopel +

 

Marriages
Rafael Jimenez and Melissa Colmenares

Rest-in-Peace
Maria Grazia Addiego – Robert (Bob) Figone

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. Please be generous!

Welcome, Fr. Tho! This week we welcome our incoming pastor, Fr. Tho (pronounced ‘Ta’) Bui, SDB! We welcome Fr. Tho, and we thank our outgoing pastor, Fr. Gael Sullivan, for all his hard work. We will have a combined Thank you! and Welcome! reception for both Fr. Tho and Fr. Gael on Sunday, August 22, following the 12 noon Mass. Mark your calendars!

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!

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 is from 7:00-8:00PM, and is also livestreamed.

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, 47 parishioners have pledged/paid $21,845, leaving us with a balance of $36,109. 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.

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 – 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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

The Year of St. Joseph: “The beloved Pope John Paul II, who was very devoted to St Joseph, left us an awesome meditation dedicated to him in the Apostolic Exhortation Redemptoris Custos, “Guardian of the Redeemer”. Among the many aspects it highlights, particular emphasis is placed on the silence of St Joseph. His is a silence permeated by contemplation of the mystery of God, in an attitude of total availability to his divine wishes. In other words, the silence of St Joseph was not the sign of an inner void, but on the contrary, of the fullness of faith he carried in his heart, and which guided each and every one of his thoughts and actions.

A silence thanks to which Joseph, in unison with Mary, could be the guardian of the Word of God, known through the Sacred Scriptures, coming face to face with it continuously in the events of the life of Jesus; a silence interwoven with constant prayer, prayer of the blessing of the Lord, of adoration of his holy will and of unreserved trust in his providence. It is no exaggeration to say that it was from his ‘father’ Joseph that Jesus acquired – on the human level – that robust interiority which presupposes authentic justice, the ‘superior justice’ which He would one day teach to his disciples (cfr Mt 5:20).

Let us allow ourselves to be ‘infected’ by the silence of St Joseph! We have much need of it in a world which is often too noisy, which does not encourage reflection and listening to the voice of God.” –Pope Benedict XVI, Homily on the Feast of St. Joseph, 2010.

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 27           External Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Patrons
Monday                28           Irenaeus; Bishop, Martyr
Tuesday               29           Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
Wednesday         30           The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church
Thursday             01           Junipero Serra; Priest
Friday                   02           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              03           Thomas; Apostle
Sunday                 04           14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your gifts of June 19/20:                          $2,867.
Second Collection (parish school):            $672.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Job 38:1, 8-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-41. In the first reading, the Lord speaks to Job from the storm, asking him who it was that took control of the stormy sea. Paul writes to the Corinthians that whoever is in Christ is a new creation. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus calms the storm with a simple command and asks them why they are terrified, saying, Do you not yet have faith?

  

Domenica 12A Del Tempo Ordinario

La nostra fede incontra inevitabili difficoltà, che ci mettono a dura prova e ci fanno gridare se si ha l’impessione che tutto sia perduto. La crisi che scuote il cristianesimo conduce molti fedeli a dubitare del futuro, perchè ci fidiamo soltanto delle nostre sicurezze umane. Quando cominceremo a credere veramente nella potenza della Parola incarnata? La Chiesa naviga sul mare della storia, squassata dalla onde, senza essere mai abbandonta dal suo Fondatore.

 

 常年期第十二主日

 《約伯傳》不單在聖經中也在文學上一本十分優美的作品,文筆俊逸,富有想象力又飽含哲理。今天我們讀到約伯遭受嚴重的災難,埋怨哀嘆 ,發出不少傷心的疑問。福音中一些片段也有着同樣的主題。耶穌和祂的門徒們乘船渡海,耶穌經過一天辛勞,在船上睡着了,忽然風浪大作,門徒們驚惶失措,大聲抱怨:「師傅!我們要喪亡了,你不管嗎?」

無論是個人或社會,遭受到災難、痛苦時,薄弱的人信德都動搖來起,也像約伯一樣嗟嘆抱怨;像們徒一樣戰驚大叫,忘記了基督永遠和他們同在。等到風平浪靜時才驚覺,才彼此相問:「這人到底是誰?連風和海也聽從他!」

今天我們不妨問問自己,耶穌在我的生命中到底是誰?如果我們相信祂不祇是二千年前在巴肋斯坦一帶行善治病的好人,更是為我們人類而死的救世贖罪,好使我們得到永生的天主聖子。那麼,我們的生活要有一定的標準 。 我們對人、對事的態度要不斷轉化,思想、行為、語言應該以耶穌為表樣,以達到成全的地步才是。

六明二十四日是洗者聖若翰誕辰,不要忘記求他為我們轉禱。

 

From Fr. Gael: This piece of Mark’s Gospel comes in the fourth chapter. Mark’s gospel is the shortest of the four which is already about one fourth of his Gospel. Already in the first chapters, Jesus has begun to do extraordinary things like healings, cleansing of a leper; calling disciples, teaching with authority, defining his mission, and telling parables.

And now toward the end of Chapter four comes the incident of the calming of the storm on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus is asleep and the disciples are terrified by the storm. I have been to the Sea of Galilee, and it is huge so I can understand their concern. They wake him up and ask him the question: “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” With size of the boat against the size of the waves of the sea, the question is an understatement.

The answer from Jesus is matter of fact: “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith.”

Jesus’ response is terse and to the point: “Do you not yet have faith?” Wow! How is that for evangelical perspective!

Now what about our lives” What about our seas, winds and waves? Jesus is still in the boat, so why are we, not unlike the disciples, terrified? Does Jesus turn to us and say the same once again? “Do you not yet have faith?” Listen closely to the whisper of his voice. By the way, blessings on our Fathers, living and deceased! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                                June 20, 2021
8:45        Louis & Ernest (wedding anniversary) & Joseph Greco +
The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Edward Prudente, Sr. +
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
In Honor of San Calogero
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                                               June 21, 2021
7:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini & Ellen Crossan + – Healing for George Murphy

Tuesday                                              June 22, 2021
7:00        Ernesto Piazza +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi +  –
Safe Travel  Jeff & Elizabeth Peterson

Wednesday                                       June 23, 2021
7:00        Enrichetta Panelli & Laura Luporini +
9:00        Francisco Balistreri +

Thursday                                             June 24, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Birthdays of Eva Sia Lu & Juanita Cong +

Friday                                                   June 25, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Saturday                                              June 26, 2021
7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        Pauline Cresci +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul + 

 

Baptisms
Luca Ponciano Wilkinson

Marriages
Darrell Dela Cruz & Katrina Joie Aure
Austin McKamey & Rachel Cataneo 

Rest-in-Peace

Josephine Quartaroli

 

Robert Figone

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous!

Fathers Day: A Happy Father’s Day to all our Fathers, Grandfathers, Godfathers, and spiritual fathers! There are prayers for Fathers by the statue of St. Joseph in front of the Sacred Heart altar. St. Joseph, pray for us!

San Calogero: Today we honor San Calogero, patron of Sciacca, Sicily. His charming statue is over by the Mary Help of Christians altar, as well as a short biography. San Calogero, pray for us!

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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!

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.

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

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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Saints Peter and Paul: Next Sunday we will celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, our patrons. The actual Solemnity is on June 29, but because they are our patrons, we are allowed to celebrate on the closest Sunday. Peter and Paul, pray for us!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 45 parishioners have pledged/paid $21,145, leaving us with a balance of $36,809. 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.

The Year of St. Joseph: “The growth of Jesus ‘in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man’ (Lk. 2:52) took place within the Holy Family under the eyes of St. Joseph, who had the important task of ‘raising’ Jesus, that is, feeding, clothing, and educating him in the Law and in a trade, in keeping with the duties of a father.” St.  Pope John Paul II.

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/

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!

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! “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. Flyers are on the tables.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 20           12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               21           Aloysius Gonzaga; Religious
Tuesday               22           Paulinus of Nola; Bishop, John Fisher & Thomas More; Bishops and Martyrs
Wednesday         23           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             24           Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Friday                  25           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              26           Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 27           External Feast of Saints Peter & Paul Apostles, Martyrs, Patrons

Your Offerings of June 12/13:    $2,177.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Ezekiel 17:22-24; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34. Ezekiel speaks for the Lord, who will take a shoot from a cedar and plant it on the mountain heights of Israel, where it will bear fruit. In the second reading, Paul writes that we walk by faith, not by sight. In the Gospel, Jesus describes the kingdom of God using parables of a wheat field and a mustard seed.

 

 Domenica 11A Del Tempo Ordinario

Dov’è Dio, dove sta il suo regno? Domande tormentate, causate da tante situazioni di dolore e di difficoltà. Le ritroviamo nella vita degli ebrei in esilio, nella storia dei cristiani e dell’umanità, in balia a feroci persecuzioni. Abbiate fiducia, dicono i testi della liturgia e sappiate riconoscere l’intervento della Provvidenza.

 

 常年期第十一主日

 復活期過後,三個重要的節日:聖神降臨節、天主聖三節、基督聖體血節都過去了,我們現在回到常年期的第十一主日。今天瑪爾谷福音記載了耶穌的兩個關於種子的比喻。

第一個比喻所講的種子似乎是自己能萌芽的,就像天國一樣,耶穌在地上以自己的生命、神蹟、教導、受苦、受難、死亡,撒下了天國的種子,但天國仍不曾完全擴張,就像萌芽了的種子,需要時間,需要灌溉和陽光,才可慢慢長大。

第二個比喻所講的種子是一粒芥子,它雖然小,但可以長成一棵樹,讓小鳥在其中築巢安居,就像天主之國,歡迎所有人進入。

這兩個比喻幫助我們默想天主之國和我們的信仰。今日,天國在教會內;天主是神秘的,祂的國度雖然在,但還不曾完全發展,天主不用強力去迫人信祂,祂給人時間,用福音、別人的善表,自然現象、或突發事件去感動世人,使人認識祂,愛慕祂。就像種子一樣,需要時間和外在內在的因素。我們念天主經時祈求:「願祢的國來臨。」就是這個意思。耶穌把傳揚天國的喜訊交給十二門徒,也交給了世世代代的天主教徒,我們父傳子、子傳孫,世世代代源源不絕相傳下去,到了特定的時間,天國會來臨,我們要努力傳揚,要有信心和恆心。

 

From Fr. Gael: This week we have moved back to the eleventh Sunday of Ordinary time. We live most of our lives in ordinary time. It is there that we work through the living out of our salvation. The Responsorial Psalm gives us a clue about an important element of that living. It says: “Lord it is good to give thanks to you.” Gratitude is a very important part of living.

During the past fifteen months we have been living in an extraordinary time, one which I had not seen in my entire life which is almost three quarters of a century. We have dealt with the scourge of the pandemic. We have watched the numbers of the casualties rise. We have seen across the globe and at home with the loss of relatives and friends. We have felt the economic impact of the crisis. We have endured the difficulties which have been imposed upon the children, the adolescents, adults and the elderly. We all have borne its’ weight upon us.

And yet it is necessary to say: “Lord it is good to give thanks to you.” 

We are still here, and we look to the future. God is in every moment of history. We cannot forget that. And it is necessary to stop and reflect on God’s presence in the midst of it all. God has not abandoned us. He has cried with us. He has felt our anxiety and impatience and perched upon our shoulders as we have lived out each day. We are not alone. The God of eternity is in each moment we live waiting for us to rest our hearts and souls upon his shoulders. Part of the Easter message of Jesus, often repeated was: “Do not be afraid!”

And so we can embrace the message of today’s scripture and breathe out this prayer: “Lord it is good to give thanks to you.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 June 13, 2021
8:45        Ettorina Cardella & Family + – Frank & Linda Machi+
10:15     In Honor of St. Anthony +
12:00     GB De Martini + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families + 

Monday                               June 14, 2021
7:00        Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Srs. Antoinette & Mary Pollini, FMA – Joseph Clark +

 Tuesday                              June 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + 

Wednesday                       June 16, 2021
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Esther Ramirez + 

Thursday                             June 17, 2021
7:00        The Wedding Anniversary of Deacon Edward & Erlinda Te
9:00        Gaetano Alioto+ 

Friday                                   June 18, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Josephine Piazza + – James Generelli + 

Saturday                              June 19 , 2021
7:30        Birthday of Jose C. Bugayong +
9:00        Souls of Louis & Ilva Baccetti and Costantino Laurent & Giuseppe Frizza +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza & Gig Ghiglieri +

  

Marriages
Jose Cadena & Meghan Ryan
Jeffrey Flores & Trysha Jose

Rest-in-Peace
Al Baccari – Linda Ruiz
Bishop Sylvain Ducange, SDB

 

Particular Items

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!

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.

Thank You! Thanks to the 45 parishioners who joined us for this year’s Corpus Christi Procession! Here’s a nice photo, courtesy of Catarina:

Al Baccari Memorial Mass: The Memorial Mass for Al Baccari will be this Friday, June 18, at 10:00AM.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 43 parishioners have pledged/paid $20,295, leaving us with a balance of $37,559. 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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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: “Among the things that Jesus said or did, are there any which, we might suppose, he deliberately did, intending to do what Joseph had done?  If so, then in doing so he was reflecting St. Joseph.

Let us suppose that, even though St. Joseph in Nazareth did not preside over great wealth and prosperity, nonetheless there was a magnanimity and magnificence in his character, which Our Lord as a child had noted and had wanted, then, to honor when he was a man, through imitation.

The obvious example would be the Marriage Feast of Cana.  St. John says explicitly that Mary was invited, and that Jesus and the disciples accompanied her. (Jn. 2:1-2)  This way of putting it seems meant to suggest that Joseph was no longer alive: Jesus accompanied his mother in Joseph’s stead.  What he did, then, may naturally be taken to be “in Joseph’s stead,” in imitation.  His care for the newly married couple, shown in his creation of about 800 bottles of the finest wine, seems exactly a realization of what the Patriarch did, while also being a type, of what St. Joseph still does today for the Church, as Universal Patron.” Michael Pakaluk “Two Reflections on St. Joseph.”

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!

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! “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. Flyers are on the tables.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 13           11th Sunday in Ordinary
Mon-Fri                14-18     Weekdays in Ordinary Time
Saturday              19           Romauld; Abbot, Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 20           12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

Exodus 24: 3-8; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14: 12-16, 22-26. In the first reading, Moses uses the blood of young bulls to seal the covenant between God and the Israelites. In the Letter to the Hebrews, the author explains that Christ is the high priest, and the new mediator of the covenant. In  the Gospel, Jesus blesses the bread and wine at the Passover meal and instructs his disciples to receive them, as his body and blood of the new covenant.

Corpo e Sangue di Cristo

Per continuare il dialogo d’amore e salvare gli uomini dal peccato, il Figlio di Dio si è fatto uomo, morendo in croce e risorgendo il terzo giorno. Gesù ha istituito il sacramento dell’Eucarista, cibo dell’anima e pegno della gloria futura. Nella solennità odierna la Chiesa universale si raccoglie davanti al SS.mo Sacramento, per riscoprire il vitale significato di questa Presenza.

 

 基督聖體聖血節

今天我們慶祝基督聖體聖血節。今天讀的是瑪爾谷福音第十四章,記述耶穌和門徒吃最後晚餐,並且在晚餐中建立了聖體聖事。祝聖了麵餅和酒使它們真正成為耶穌自己。我們都知道,聖體是耶穌真正血和肉,耶穌在聖體聖事中真正臨在;但我們不明白為什麼是這樣。正如天主三位一體的信道一樣,是個奧秘,我們要以信德的精神去接受。

聖體是耶穌賜給我們的禮物,祂要把自己完全送給我們,常常和我們在一起,要我們紀今祂,學祂,像似祂,成為祂。因此我們領聖體時要懷着熱心,恭敬,感激、受教的心情去接受;也可以像對一位尊敬的知心好友一樣,把心中的一切喜樂與哀愁向祂傾訴,求祂幫助。

聖體的奧秘是一直以來世人,甚至聰明才智的人都不明白的一回事,但他們也像我們一樣相信了。當耶穌告訴群眾人要吃祂的肉,飲祂的血才得永生。許多人聽了都不相信,離開了。但耶穌任由他們離開,祂沒有說:「我說這話不是當真的」 或者說「麵餅和酒象徵我的身體。」末了,祂還向門徒們挑戰,「你們呢?你們不離開嗎?」但他們並沒有離開。因為聖體是很大恩賜,也是聖寵的來源。最要緊的是我們領了聖體之後,要決心效法耶穌,要變成像似耶穌。

 

From Fr. Gael: The Gospel from Mark today gives us a narration of the institution of the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. This is the feast we celebrate today, “Corpus Christi,” the Body of Christ.

It seems to me that this must have been a beautiful moment but also one which was perplexing to the understanding of the disciples. What is Jesus talking about? This is my body. This is my blood.  It will take time for them to interiorize the meaning of the proclamation of Christ.

 We are the descendants of the disciple and in our human condition we share the same short-sightedness. Have we come to understand in some way this marvelous moment of the Body and Blood of Jesus?

The disciples would “do this in memory of me,” in the life of the early Christian community. And in the first centuries of the church would come to understand it better. We have this from the record of their writings. We have more background with which to ponder, meditate and appreciate the “do this in memory of me.” But do we?

Each time we receive the Eucharist there is an opportunity to ponder the love left us by Jesus Christ, to partake in this awesome mystery of faith, to reaffirm our faith as we take Christ into our very being. Too much familiarity with such an awesome reality can dull our appreciation of this very mystery. Let us endeavor to make each reception of the Body and Blood of Christ a always unique encounter with the Christ of the Gospels who has chosen to be with us always. “Do this in Memory of me!” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                                June 6, 2021
8:45        Nicola Sanguinetti + The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Lee King Fung +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul  -Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        Eddie Prudente, II + 

Monday                                               June 7, 2021
7:00        Queena Maggiora +
9:00        Anthony Cresci + -Intention Mr. & Mrs. Michael Thomma & Family 

Tuesday                                               June 8, 2021
7:00        Giuseppe Balistreri +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini + 

Wednesday                                       June 9, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for all Blessings from the Friedman Leon Family
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci & Queena Maggiora + 

Thursday                                             June 10, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Antonio Corona + 

Friday                                                   June 11, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for Archbishop Cordileone
9:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini +

Saturday                                              June 12, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
5:00        Ruth, Guido, & Gig 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

 

Baptisms
Declan Kennedy—Antonia Marie Russo-Arbore
Uriel Ezra Lopez

 Rest-in-Peace
Maria Grazia Addiego – Ed Gleason
Leilani Pearl Guerrero-Cleeton – Joseph Hogan

 

Particular Items

Our 2019 Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession: Today, following the noon Mass we will have a Corpus Christi Procession around Washington Square and the block the Church is on. Join us!

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!

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.

Sacred Heart: 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.

Immaculate Heart of Mary: On Saturday, we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Protector of our Archdiocese,  pray for us!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 41 parishioners have pledged/paid $18,895, leaving us with a balance of $39,059. 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.

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators, the Salesian Lay Ministry founded by Don Bosco himself, will meet Munday, June 7 at 7:00PM. Via Zoom. For more information contact Frank Lavin at frankrlavin@outlook.com

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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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: Saints talk about St. Joseph: “He is Holy Joseph, because according to the opinion of a great number of doctors, he, as well as St. John Baptist, was sanctified even before he was born. He is Holy Joseph, because his office, of being spouse and protector of Mary, specially demanded sanctity. He is Holy Joseph, because no other Saint but he lived in such and so long intimacy and familiarity with the source of all holiness, Jesus, God incarnate, and Mary, the holiest of creatures.” -St. John Henry Newman.

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. Flyers are on the tables.

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!

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               06           The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Monday              07           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday              08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        09           Ephrem; Deacon, Doctor
Thursday            10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                 11           The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saturday             12           The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                13           11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your Weekly Gifts:

May 16:  $5,400.
May 23:  $2,743; Second Collection (Parish School): $947.
May 30:  $3,987; Second Collection (For the Poor): $786.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!