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Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20: 19-31. Saint Luke describes the early Christian community, as they devoted themselves to prayer, the communal life…[and]…the breaking of bread. Peter’s Letter stresses the living hope that believers now have through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. In John’s Gospel, the resurrected Jesus appears to his disciples, saying, Peace be with you and showing them his wounds. He breathes on them and says, receive the Holy Spirit and grants them authority to forgive sins. Later, he convinces Thomas of the truth of the Resurrection.

Domenica 2A di Pasqua
O Della Divina Misericordia

 Con fede e amore, eleviamo sentimenti e parole di ringraziamento al Padre per la risurrezione di Gesù, presente in mezzo a noi. Egli ci dona la pace e il perdono dei peccati, frutto della divina misericordia e del dono dello Spirito Santo.

 

復活期第二主日(救主慈悲主日)

 每年這個主日,教會讀着同一的福音,記述兩件事:耶穌站在門徒當中,祝他們平安,賜給他們天主聖神,給他們赦罪的權柄。為了要給多默證明祂真的復活了,要他把手指放在祂的手的釘孔內查看。祂寬恕多默的不信,讚美那些不見而信的人是有福的人,我們屬於這有福的一群。

聖教宗若望保祿二世給這主日一個新的名稱,稱它為救主慈悲主日,教宗方濟更定二千零十六年為慈悲年。兩位教宗都認為天主的慈悲藉赦罪顯示出來。我們都是罪人,常常想做善事卻做出相反的事來,我們需要天主的憐憫和寬恕。告解聖事幫助我們得到天主的慈悲。就像多默,他明白了自己是個罪人,需要耶穌寬恕:說出了:「我主,我的天主!」復活了的耶穌的愛戰勝一切,我們要藉著祂的愛,同樣以慈悲和愛去對待別人。

 

From Fr. Gael: An ideal picture of the early Church is presented in the first reading from the second chapter of Acts. Luke is describing the ideal to which the early Christian community aspired. I am sure that there were imperfections among the members of that early community. The extra inspiration they had was that the presence of Jesus was still a very strong presence. Chronologically they were still very close to the Jesus event. The apostles and the early disciples felt drawn to the ideal which Jesus not only had preached to them but had lived among them during his life on earth. And while the ideal was strong, at times human nature faltered and less than the ideal was present. What does that say about the ideal of the Gospel? It takes nothing from the validity of the ideal. It only means that we have to keep reminding ourselves of the ideal so it may become the mantra of our lives. Primordially that is the role of the presbyterate, to constantly remind the people of God of the ideal. When bishops and priests fail in following the ideal, it does not negate the ideal. It is a failure on the part of those who are the guardians of the ideal. It is not a failure of the ideal of Jesus Christ. So like Thomas in the Gospel, we all can falter in the walk. Jesus answers that with the ideal, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” May we continue the walk, sometimes faltering, but ultimately faith in believing in the ideal of Jesus Christ.–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                April 19, 2020
7:30        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
8:45        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +
1:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 Monday                              April 20, 2020
7:00        Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John, & Francesca Mazzaferri +
9:00        For all Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Tuesday                              April 21, 2020
7:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00        John Bonjean +

Wednesday                       April 22, 2020
7:00        Patrick Louis Ross +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

Thursday                             April 23, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Sophia B. Martin

Friday                                   April 24, 2020
7:00        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Emilia Lucchesi +

Saturday                              April 25, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Birthday of Larry Martin
5:00        Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

Particular Items

 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 .

 The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
Prayed each Afternoon at 3:00PM

 Make the Sign of the Cross

Pray the Our Father.

 Pray the Hail Mary.

 Pray The Apostles’ Creed:

 I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

 Pray the Eternal Father:

 Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

 Then, on the beads of your Rosary, for each decade

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world

Repeat for the remaining decades, praying the “Eternal Father” at the close of each decade.

Conclude with (Repeat three times):

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Streaming Mass: Until we get the OK to resume public Masses, Mass streams daily at 10:00 AM. You can participate here.

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: 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: 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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.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 jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 19           Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy
Monday               20           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               21           Easter Weekday, Anselm; Bishop, Doctor
Wednesday         22           Easter Weekday
Thursday             23           Easter Weekday, George; Martyr, Adalbert; Bishop: Martyr
Friday                  24           Easter Weekday, Fidelis of Sigmaringen; Priest, Martyr
Saturday              25           Mark; Evangelist
Sunday                 26           Third Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20: 1-9 or Matthew 28:1-10 or Luke 24: 13-35. The first reading tells of how Peter, after encountering the risen Lord Jesus and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, is enabled to boldly preach the Gospel message. The second reading reminds us that our lives can be transformed by opening ourselves to the power of the risen Lord Jesus. The Gospel recounts Mary Magdalene going to the tomb of Jesus only to find it empty.

Domenica Di Pasqua

 I cristiani invitati a raggiungere in fretta, come Pietro e Giovanni, il sepolcro di Cristo, trovato vuoto, perché non è più “tra I morti Colui che è vivo.” Il messaggio della Pasqua di Risurrezione è il punto nodale dell’avventura cristiana. Ogni credente deve custodirlo nel proprio cuore, e communicarlo ai fratelli.

 

復活主日

四部福音都記載耶穌死亡和復活的事實,雖然叙述根據聖史想突出的要點而各有不同,但有兩件事實是四部福音都記載的:(一)墳墓是空的。 (二)耶穌曾顯現給一些人。

看到復活的耶穌的人之中有瑪利亞、瑪達肋納、伯多祿、若望,和厄瑪烏二徒、還有號稱狄狄摩的多默。這些人當中,祇有耶穌的愛徒一看見了空的墳墓就相信了主已復活,因為他和耶穌的關係最親密,所以立刻就信了。其他的人都經過耶穌親自對他們說話解釋、一同吃飯擘餅、甚至給他觸摸祂的傷口之後才信的。

今天我們太科學化了,事事講求證據,要有證據擺在眼前才相信。但有一種知識是不需要證據的,因為我們信。為什麼信?天下間沒有圓滿的答案,信就是信,不需證明,也不需要明白,信德是天主的恩賜,我們沒有和耶穌有形體的接觸,但古往今來千萬人信了而覺得實在,所以我也從這信仰的團體中得到證實。

 

From Fr. Gael: This gospel gives us one of the earliest accounts of the Resurrection of Jesus, that is, the one given by Mary of Magdala. What is interesting is, that in this account, although she is the first to encounter the empty, she cannot testify to the event. Jewish law held that two men were required as witnesses; therefore, Mary could not serve as a witness. The two apostles rushed to the tomb. John arrives first, but out of respect for the elder apostle, waits for Peter to enter the tomb. Peter and John do not yet fully understand the scriptures, but John chooses to believe. Two thousand years later have we yet fully understood the depth of the meaning of the Resurrection. What we are called to do is follow John’s example and choose to fully believe. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Rest-in-Peace
Romilda Garibaldi – Claire Joyal
All who have Perished From the Coronavirus

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 April 12, 2020
7:30        The Birthday of Edgardo O. Gamboa
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15      Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45      GB De Martini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +

Monday               April 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Louis & Enes Greco & Joseph & Carmella Greco +

Tuesday               April 14, 2020
7:00        Dennis Calvert +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Wednesday       April 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday             April 16, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Caterina, Antonio, & Albert Romeo +

Friday                   April 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Louis Ferralis +

Saturday              April 18, 2020
7:30        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        Bernardo Silva +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Alleluia!

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia. 
Has risen, as he said, alleluia. 
Pray for us to God, alleluia. 

And, from the Easter Sermon of
St. John Chrysostom:

 Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and,
whether first or last, receive your reward….
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy!
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day!
You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today!…

Let no one lament their poverty,
for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn their transgressions,
for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free. 

He that was taken by death has annihilated it!
He descended into Hades and took Hades captive!…
O death, where is thy sting?
O Hades, where is thy victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life reigns!
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!
For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the first-fruits of them that have slept.
To Him be glory and might unto the ages of ages.

Easter Appeal We are all suffering financially during the lockdown, but please do not forget to send your Easter Appeal donations! Our income stream has pretty much vanished.

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 lockdown is over,the AA will resume meeting 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.

Support School Families during the Lockdown: We are all suffering during the lockdown, especially small businesses. Here are two businesses run by school families that will deliver great food right to your door:

Fresh fish right to your door! Joe and Andi Conte, Water2Table Fish Co., Pier 45, Shed D-1, San Francisco, CA 94133 Go here or here to order.

And also Shelley and Greg Lindgren–they own A16 Restaurant. Great pizza and other things
The restaurant website is a16pizza.com and they have pickup/deliver from 4-7 Tuesday through Saturday. Greg is providing a cocktail delivery/pickup service at Rye Bar!

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: 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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.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 jrochesdb@gmail.com

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 12          Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Monday               13           Monday within the Octave of Easter
Tuesday               14           Tuesday within the Octave of Easter
Wednesday          15          Wednesday within the Octave of Easter
Thursday             16           Thursday within the Octave of Easter
Friday                   17           Friday within the Octave of Easter
Saturday              18           Saturday within the Octave of Easter
Sunday                 19           Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26: 14-27, 66 or 27:11-54. Saint Matthew writes of Jesus’ celebrated entry into Jerusalem, where some of the very large crowd…cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. Isaiah prophesies of one who will speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Paul writes to the Philippians bout the total self-giving of Christ and his exaltation by the Father. In the Gospel, Matthew gives his account of the last hours of Jesus, including the Passover meal, his betrayal, and his passion, death, and burial.

Domenica Delle Palme

Vertice della liturgia è la lettura della Passione: è al Vangelo che occorre volgere l’attenzione, piùche alla processione della palme. I ramoscelli d’olivo non sono un talismano contro le disgrazie; ma sono il segno di un popolo che acclama il suo Re e lo riconosce come Signore che salva e che libera. La sua regalità si manifesterà in modo sconcertante sulla Croce. Solo la fede è capace di leggere l’omnipotenza di Dio.

基督苦難主日(聖枝主日)

今天是聖週的第一天,我們和耶穌一同走上加爾瓦略山的苦路,參與祂的聖死,期盼祂的復活。今天的禮儀從聖枝遊行開始,紀念耶穌榮進耶路撒冷。瑪竇福音26章記述耶穌受難始末,和望教的兄弟姊妹一同進入信仰的核心。

福音的主題是耶穌是天主鍾愛的聖聽命至死,好使人類的罪惡得以赦免。聖瑪竇記載了猶太人說耶穌的血歸在他們和他們的子孫身上,但我們不應該解讀為耶穌的死是因他們而至。若我們小心默想耶穌受難的章節,我們會發現,我們有時是猶達斯出賣了耶穌後又悔恨,有時是伯多祿否認祂,有時又是貪睡的門徒,在耶穌最傷心憂悶時不安慰祂和祂一同祈禱,有時又是被迫不情不願地幫耶穌負十字架的西滿。有時是大喊釘死祂的群眾。耶穌曾說:「幾時你對你最少的兄弟做的,就是對我做了。」耶穌是為救贖我們整個人類的罪而死的 。沒有什麼可以解釋這種深沉的愛。

願我們從今天起,做給耶穌揩去臉上的血汗的維羅尼加、給耶穌一口水的無名婦人,站在十字架下的聖若望,向耶穌求恕的右盜,讓我們站在十字下,陪伴聖母,參與她的痛苦

The scripture of this Palm Sunday is not only the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, but also our entrance into the Holiest Week of our faith. If one were to only to go to Church a few days a year, then these days of Holy Week would be the days to go. (Would that that might not be the case.) In these days we accompany Jesus in the moments when the purpose for His Incarnation takes place. “He became obedient to the Father, obedient unto Death.” His Death guarantees our Life. His life is our salvation. The Liturgy this Sunday begins the commemoration of that transcendental moment of human history. Emmanuel, God-with-us, gives his all for us. May we accompany him with all our heart and soul. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Rest-in-Peace
Romilda Garibaldi – Kenny Cooper
Marisa Salvetti – All Who have Perished From the Coronavirus

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                April 5, 2020

7:30        Intention of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
8:45        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Thanksgiving from Anthony & Anna Lee
11:45     GB De Martini +
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

Monday                               April 6, 2020
                7:00        Romilda Garibaldi +
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin +

Tuesday                               April 7, 2020
                7:00        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci +

Wednesday                        April 8, 2020
                7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia +

Thursday                             April 9, 2020

                                                Holy Thursday
                 7:30        Andrea Genoveffa + Giovanni DeVincenzi + Carolina Lopez +

Friday                                   April 10, 2020
                                                  Friday of the Passion of the Lord
No Masses

Saturday                              April 11, 2020
Holy Saturday
8:30        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul –  Gaetano Alioto +

 

Particular Items

Liturgies of the Sacred Triduum: It’s heartbreaking but we must celebrate the Liturgies of the Sacred Triduum without our beloved congregation of Saints Peter and Paul.

The Liturgies of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday will be livestreamed here. The schedule is as follows:

Palm Sunday Mass (April 5) at 10:00AM
Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday, April 9) at 6:00PM
Liturgy of the Passion (Good Friday, April 10) at 2:00PM
Easter Vigil Mass (Holy Saturday, April 11) at 8:30PM.
Easter Sunday Mass (April 12) at 10:00AM

Second Collection: We have second collections on Holy Thursday, and on Good Friday we have the annual collection for the Church in the Holy Land.. Please be generous.

Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday! Thanks to all of you who sent birthday cards and email to Fr. Armand! It overfilled the birthday binder!

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!

Lenten Opportunities

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 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.

From Pope Francis’s Urbi et Orbi Message of March 27: “..For weeks now it has been evening. Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing void, that stops everything as it passes by; we feel it in the air, we notice in people’s gestures, their glances give them away. We find ourselves afraid and lost. Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other. On this boat… are all of us. Just like those disciples, who spoke anxiously with one voice, saying “We are perishing” (v. 38), so we too have realized that we cannot go on thinking of ourselves, but only together can we do this.

 “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith”? Dear brothers and sisters, from this place that tells of Peter’s rock-solid faith, I would like this evening to entrust all of you to the Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Health of the People and Star of the stormy Sea. From this colonnade that embraces Rome and the whole world, may God’s blessing come down upon you as a consoling embrace. Lord, may you bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts. You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm. Tell us again: “Do not be afraid” (Mt 28:5). And we, together with Peter, “cast all our anxieties onto you, for you care about us” (cf. 1 Pet 5:7).

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: 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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.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 jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                05           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday               06           Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday               07           Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday          08           Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday             09           Holy Thursday
Friday                   10           Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
Saturday              11           Holy Saturday
Sunday                 12           Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

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