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Acts 2: 1-14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10: 1-10. In the first reading, Peter tells the community that their Savior was indeed the one whom they crucified. They are cut to the heart, they repent and are baptized—adding about three thousand persons to the community. In the second reading, Peter calls the community to patient suffering when they know wht they are doing is right. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks about the shepherd and the sheep who know the sound of his voice.

 Domenica 4A di Pasqua

Gesù ci conosce e ci chiama per nome. Ascoltiamo la sua voce, entrando per l’unica porta che è lui e chiedendo con la preghiera altri pastori che ne continuino l’opera.

 

復活期第四主日 善牧主日)

 復活期第四主日又稱善牧主日,今天的讀經邀請我們默想好牧人的意義,教會的三個周禮儀年在今天都讀聖若望福音第十章,有關耶穌自喻為善牧,也自喻為羊欄的門。

在舊約中,天主屢次自稱或被稱為牧者,如聖詠、耶肋米亞先知書。又如梅瑟、達味都被稱為牧人;在新約中,耶穌更自稱是牧人。由此可見牧者的觀念滲透了全部聖經。

顧名思義,羊欄是給羊棲息,保護羊群安全的地方,羊欄的門尤為重要。牧人是照顧羊群的人,從羊欄的門進入,可以得到照顧,確保安全,可以得到靈性的滋養,是我們進入天國的樞紐。羊欄象徵教會。教會是耶穌的代表。

耶穌的教訓是無盡的寶藏,聽從祂,從祂這扇門進去,可以取之無盡,用之不竭,可以得到心靈的平安快樂和來世的永福。

神父是善牧的代表,要愛護他們,為他們祈禱。

 

From Fr. Gael: The image of the shepherd is very strong in the readings today. Sometimes that image can across in a bucolic, poetic way which while beautiful does not allow us to appreciate the full parameters of the depth of the image of shepherd. The work of the shepherd is demanding. He must guide a group of animals who are not always cooperative. He must get them to go in the right direction all at the same time. When one goes astray, he must go out to find it leaving the 99 behind. When there are wolves or foxes, he must protect the sheep and defenseless lambs from these predator animals. And what about the smell of the sheep and all that goes with it. So while the image is beautiful, the work is demanding. Yet, this is one of the strongest images found in the Bible, and it is the image of Jesus. That is his vocation and he does it well. I can only image being the one that is lost and the joy of being found by Christ! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Rest-in-Peace

Italo Giannone

Lois Fiedler

and Edward Fernandez

 Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                May 3 2020

7:30        Henry Ravetto +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     GB DeMartini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Deceased Members of the Chinese Apostolate +

Monday                              May 4, 2020

7:00        Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00        Italo Giannone +

Tuesday                              May 5, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Wednesday                      May 6, 2020
 7:00        Lois Fiedler +
9:00        Frank Cresci +

Thursday                            May 7, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

Friday                                 May 8, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +

Saturday                             May 9, 2020
7:30        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza +

Weekly Intentions
In Honor of the Infant of Prague

 

Particular Items

The Church IS Open! Remember, your church is open from 11AM to 3 PM daily. Come on in and say your prayers—we miss you!

Livestreamed Mass: Watch the Mass daily at 10AM here, and donate to support your church here.

 

Santa Gemma: If it were not for the epidemic, today we would be celebrating the Feast of Santa Gemma, beloved of the people of Lucca and all Italy. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

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 coronavirus ends, 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: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: 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                 03           Fourth Sunday of Easter
Monday               04           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               05           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        06           Easter Weekday
Thursday             07           Easter Weekday
Friday                    08           Easter Weekday
Saturday              09           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 10           Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Acts 2:14, 22-23; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24: 13:35. In the first reading, Peter proclaims to the Jews and all in Jerusalem that Jesus, commended to [them] by God, was also killed by them. But that God raised him up. Peter writes that all have been ransomed by the precious blood of Christ. In the Gospel, two disciples travelled from Jerusalem to Emmaus, discussing all that had happened. Jesus joined them, but they did not recognize him until they sat for a meal and he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.

 

Domenica 3A Di Pasqua

 Il cristiano redento dal sangue di Cristo deve conformarsi alle esigenza della sua nuova vita segnata dal Battesimo. Sulla strada di Emmaus il Signore parla, mentre illustra le Scritture e dona l”Eucaristia. Perché possiamo diventare trasmettitori di speranza.

 

復活期第三主日

耶穌復活後顯現給厄瑪烏二徒,由路加聖史詳細佈導。這兩位門徒的想法,也正是當時其他門徒所有的。他們以為耶穌是先知,得天主的特恩,行了各種奇跡異能,他們把祂看作拯救以色列民族的默西亞。但事實擺在眼前,所發生的一切太殘酷了,如今又聽說祂己復活了,他們將信將疑,一點也摸不着頭腦。

耶穌也沒有讓他們認出自己,為的是聽他們講話,讓他們盡情發表意見,傾訴衷曲,好能慢慢開導他們。給他們解釋默西亞受苦受難,為的是完全應驗先知的預言。先知所預言的默西亞不是征服世界,統治萬民的君王,而是必需經過苦難,以聖死救贖人類。留給後人祂的教訓和榜樣。最後在吃飯時,藉祝福、擘餅,開了他們的眼睛。

二徒歡天喜地地返回耶路撒冷,大聲喊:「主已復活了,主真復活了!」這是向他們的弟兄保證,也向世代的我們保證。我們的信仰並沒有白廢。

星期二是聖母月的第一天,希望各位最少在這個月裏每天念玫瑰經,特別恭敬聖母。

From Fr. Gael: Peter, who during the Passion of Jesus, three times denied Jesus, in the Luke’s account of Acts powerfully and publicly proclaims Jesus. It took the power of the Holy Spirit to give Peter the courage to stand forth, but he did it. The First Reading show that eloquently.

I love the Gospel reading of the disciples of Emmaus, who from what scripture scholars can discern were a couple from the community of believers and followers of Jerusalem. The defeat of Good Friday, death of Jesus and enclosing of his body in the tomb had dashed their hope for the proclamation of the Kingdom of God. The start out to return home defeated, dejected and disillusioned. It is over. And then the encounter with the stranger on the road who feigns ignorance of the events occurred in Jerusalem with Jesus. They share their loss with him. He shares an illuminating understanding of scripture with them, accepts their invitation to him to break bread, and then, with eyes opened and hearts burning discover that their hope is not dashed. Rather, they now have even greater reason to believe and hop in Jesus. Jesus has revealed himself to them on the road and in the breaking of the bread. Jesus, still, today, reveals himself to us on the road of our lives and bless us always in the breaking of the bread. Alleluia!–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                April 26, 2020
7
:30        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Intention Terese Morales & Family
11:45     Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
1:00        Thanksgiving Alex, Whitney, & James Burkhardt
5:00        For the Safety of all Healthcare Workers

Monday                              April 27, 2020
7:00        Perry Lamont +
9:00        Angela Canepa +

Tuesday                              April 28, 2020
7:00        IntentionLeon Morales & Family
9:00        Rose Hill +

Wednesday                       April 29, 2020

7:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                             April 30, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        For Peace & Harmony among the People of the World

Friday                                   May 1, 2020
7:00        Living & Deceased DSalesian Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters +
9:00        Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Saturday                              May 2 , 2020
7:30        Claire Joyal +
9:00        Beatrice Espinosa +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Angela Canepa
All Who have Perished From the Coronavirus

Particular Items

Streaming Mass: Mass streams daily at 10:00 AM. Watch here.

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Black & Indian Home Missions. Please be generous! Donate online 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: When the coronavirus ends, 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.

Santa Gemma: If it were not for the epidemic we would be celebrating the Feast of Santa Gemma, beloved of the people of Lucca and all Italy, next Sunday. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

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: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: 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                 26           Third Sunday of Easter
Monday               27           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               28           Easter Weekday, Peter Chanel; Priest, Martyr, Louis Grignion de Montfort; Priest
Wednesday        29           Catherine Of Siena; Virgin, Doctor
Thursday             30           Easter Weekday, Pius V; Pope
Friday                    01           Easter Weekday, St. Joseph the Worker
Saturday              02           Athanasius; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 03           Fourth Sunday of Easter, Santa Gemma

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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!