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Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18. On Mount Sinai, Moses encounters the God of Israel as a God of compassion and kindness. Saint Paul urges the Corinthians to live in fellowship and peace as brothers and sisters, children of the one God. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches that his mission is grounded in the total love of the Father for all of creation.

Santissima Trinità

Il credente, con il sacramento dal Battesimo, entra in communione con il Padre, che è amore che salva con il Figlio che  è amore che si dona e co lo Spirito Santo che è amore che santifica. La solennità della Santissima Trinità è la festa dell’Amore, che abbracci tutti gli uomini, figli di Dio.

 天主聖三節

今天我們慶祝天主聖三節。什麼是聖三?就是我們相信一個天主,有三個位格,就是所謂(三位一體)。我們崇拜的不是三個不同的神,而是一個天位,包含聖父、聖子、聖神三個位格。我們從聖子基督得知天主是三位一體的,祂談論祂在大之父,說「我與父原是一體」。祂向父祈禱,求父賜給我們聖神,祂要門徒:「因父、及子、及聖神之名」付洗。三位一體是個奧秘,不是人可以完全明白完全解釋得清楚的。

我們雖然不明白,但有一點可以清楚,天主愛世人,祂以自己的肖像造了人,要人分享祂的生命,享受一切美善,人雖然犯罪,天主仍舊用祂的仁來愛我們,聖子以祂的血來洗淨我們罪污的靈魂。如我們誠心受教,天主聖神給我們各種神恩。我們雖然看不見天主三位一體,但從各種現象中可以證明。就像如果你隔着一道牆對一個人講話,他回應你,你請他幫忙,他替你辦到,甚至幫得比你所求的更好,你求他教導指引,他總會默默地替你指出一個方針,一條適合的路。你雖然不看見他,但知道有其人在,天主三位一體在,就是一樣。

 

From Fr. Gael: The description of himself that God gives to Moses the reading from Exodus is beautiful. “The Lord, the Lord, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity.

Who could fear a God like that? Respect and respond, “YES,” but not fear. This is the God we call Trinity. This is the God who “so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” If we could really fully interiorize what kind of LOVE this is, what a difference it would make in our lives. Problems of self-worth and low self-image would disappear. We could put therapists out of business. That is what TRINITY is all about. However, it is only natural that finite minds cannot capture the full import of the INFINITE, and the TRINITY is infinite love. So we can only long for the INFINITE. And that is the insatiable hunger which is at the heart of all our souls. So we will have to settle for the blessing which Paul gives to the Corinthians in the second reading: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                June 7, 2020
7:30        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Soul of Lee King Fung +
11:45     Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Eddie Prudente, II +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families + 

Monday                               June 8, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Giuseppe Balistreri +

Tuesday                               June 9, 2020
7:00        Lucia Castillo +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday       June 10, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday                             June 11, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini +

Friday                   June 12, 2020
7:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Anthony Cresci +

Saturday                              June 13, 2020
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini & Ellen Crossan +
5:00        Ruth & Guido 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

Rest-in-Peace

Richie Alioto

Alfred Bucchianeri

Cynthia Coppi

Norma Kristovich

Particular Items

Reopening: The Church is now open from 11AM until 3PM daily for individual prayer.

Public Mass: GREAT NEWS! Archbishop Cordileone has designated Sunday, June 14, the Feast of Corpus Christi, as the date San Francisco Churches can celebrate public Masses. BUT, as we prepare to open the Church, we will need YOUR help. We need a group of people at each Sunday Mass willing to serve as ushers before Mass, and to sanitize the pews after each Mass. If you have visited the Church you know we already have the pews blocked off so that every third pew is open to ensure social distancing, so it won’t take too long. Of course gloves, spray bottles paper towels, and masks will be provided. The Chinese Apostolate will take care of the 10:15 Mass, but we need help at all the others. Email Gibbons to volunteer.

Chinese Rosary and Social Today: The Chinese Apostolate hosts the online Rosary and Social after Mass on Sunday 6/7/2020 from 10:45 am to 12:30 pm.
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Rosary Walk TODAY at St. Mary’s Cathedral: This Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, at 2:30pm there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral. We’ll meet in front of the Cathedral and then walk the perimeter while praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Why a Rosary Walk? Because we need to reclaim our city for God. We haven’t been able to publicly worship God at Mass for weeks and now we’re deprived of the freedom to live in safety. The only way out is to counter these evils head on with the best spiritual weapon: the Rosary.

Fr. Richard Heilman, the priest behind the Coast to Coast Rosary campaigns and The Roman Catholic Man website, explains why we should do rosary walks: “There is something Biblical about walking the land (‘I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.’ -Joshua 1:3). Of course, we are not referring to grasping hold of the deed to the land on which we walk. We are not reclaiming the land for ourselves, but for God. We are asking for a ‘spiritual shift’ on the ground in which we walk and pray.”

Pray for the People of Hong Kong and the Deceased of Tianamen Square! We received this request, which we are glad to share:

Greetings Ss. Peter & Paul Church, San Francisco,

問候 三藩市聖伯多祿和聖保祿堂 ,

I do apologize to contact you to place a prayer request without become one of your church member. However, for human’s kindness, benevolence, and conscience, I do beg for your help, and do beg for you to honor this request.

我很抱歉沒有首先成為您教堂的信眾而向您提請這個祈禱請求。但是,處於人類的善良,仁義,和良知,我向您祈求幫助,懇請您能兌現這個請求。

This prayer request is placed for the memorial of the 31st anniversary of the June 4th Massacre conducted by the Chinese Communist Party on 6/4/1989 in Beijing. We pray for death, we pray for heroes.

這個祈禱請求是為紀念六四屠殺三十一週年而提請,這個中共惡黨在1989年6月4日犯下的滔天大罪。我們為逝者祈禱,為英雄祈禱。

With an extremely deep heart and my highest respect to all of those unsung heroes who got injured, been put under custody, and even paid their life, we do commemorate and forever remember the Fourth day of June in the year of 1989. On the historical day 31 years ago, the evil Communist Party drove its tanks to suppress the peacefully protesting ordinary Chinese people and use its weapon to massacre those students and young people who fight for their human rights and freedom. When we mourn our heroes, we never stop to fight. Fight for our right, for our freedom, for our future, and for our kids. We want our future generations to have the freedom to protest, to speak, and to choose their life, the same as what Hong Kong people are doing for months. We want a peaceful world to life, with no government violence, with no dictatorship, with no persecutions, and finally, with no more Communism.

懷著極端沈痛的心情和我對受傷,被捕,甚至獻出生命的英雄最崇高的敬重,我們鄭重的紀念並永遠銘記1989年6月4日。31年前這個歷史性的一天,邪惡的共產黨用坦克車鎮壓和平抗議的普通中國人民,並用機關槍掃射屠殺了那些為人權民主自由而抗爭的學生和年輕人。這一天, 中共邪靈所有那自封的合法性都隨著上街的坦克車機關槍而化為泡影。當我們緬懷英烈並為英雄哀悼的時候,我們從來沒有停止抗爭。為我們的權利,我們的自由,我們的未來,和為我們的孩子們。我們希望我們的子孫後代能像今天英勇的香港人一樣有抗議,自由發聲,和選擇生活的權利。我們想要一個和平的世界,一個沒有政府暴力的世界,一個沒有獨裁暴政、沒有迫害、沒有共產邪教的世界。

Tribute to the dead, tribute to the hero.

向逝者致敬,向英雄致敬。

R.I.P.

願逝者安息。

May God bless you, and May God bless all those peaceful people.

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                 07           The Most Holy Trinity
Monday               08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               09           Ephrem; Deacon, Doctor
Wednesday        10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             11           Barnabas; Apostle
Friday                    12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              13           Anthony of Padua; Priest, Doctor
Sunday                 14           The Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ

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

Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23. The first reading recounts the dramatic coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples — and their resulting ability to speak in different tongues. In his Letter to the Corinthians, Saint Paul writes that while there are different kinds of spiritual gifts, there is but the same Spirit, and the same God. In the Gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples in a locked room, gives them the Holy Spirit, and grants them the authority to forgive sins.

Domenica di Pentecoste

Con la Pentecoste, prende corpo l’impegno della comunità mandata ad annunciare le grandi opera di Dio. La Chiesa si fa annunciatrice di un messaggio nuovo, rivolto ad ogni uomo, chiamato ad inserirsi nella grande famiglia, edificata sull’amore di Gesù.

聖神降臨節

聖母藉聖神的德能懷孕生了耶穌,耶穌藉祂的聖神開始了另一個新的創造 —— 祂的奧體 ——教會,因此聖神降臨之日可以說是教會的生日。

耶穌復活後多次顯現給門徒,命他們到普天下去教訓萬民,給他們付洗,今天祂又交給他們赦罪的權柄,但門徒們都是軟弱的、沒有多少知識的人,他們大部份都是漁夫,怎能承擔這重任呢?所以祂向他們吹了一口氣,象徵聖神要降臨到他們身上。耶穌要他們祈禱、準備,迎接這偉大的時刻。今天的讀經一,我們讀到他們在祈禱中,聖神藉火舌的形象,降到他們的身上,他們都充滿聖神,他們不再軟弱了, 勇敢地出外傳教,而且能說外方的語言。

我們領了堅振聖事後,聖神的七個恩典:敬畏、孝愛、聰敏、剛毅、超見、明達、上智,圓滿地傾注在我們身上,就像當年降臨在宗徒身上一樣。我們的靈魂有了不能磨滅的屬神的印記。藉着聖神的幫助,成為基督的勇兵。作為勇兵不一定需要出生入死去打仗,而是要時常記得以言以行去為基督作證。就像我們勇敢的龔品梅主教,和世界上不少人,為了信仰,忍耐、仁愛地去面對牢獄之苦;或是每日勤懇懇守好天主的誡命,愛主愛人,也是基督的勇兵。

From Fr. Gael: The first reading gives us an account of Pentecost from Acts of the Apostles authored by St. Luke. The Gospel gives a Pentecost event description from the Gospel of John. John’s description is much more succinct. What exactly happened is not as important as the fact that the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles and the disciples. The eyes of their faith were opened and their hearts were filled with the realization of who Jesus was. And that was fire! They, who had been locked away in a room found the courage of their realization and conviction of Jesus Christ and in that moment Christianity blossomed and the Church was born. We are part of the consequence of that moment. I think the world once again needs to feel the power and the fire of the Holy Spirit so that a refreshed and renewed Christianity may enliven us. And so, will I, will you be art of that new FIRE. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                  May 31, 2020
7:30        Anton & Angela Canepa +
8:45        Irene Moreci +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45     Ernesto Bacini & Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Antonio Corona +
5:00        Florence Rubino +

 Monday                 June 1, 2020
7:00        Felice, Grazia, Francisco, & Maria Spingola +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia & Raymond Raggio + – Birthday of Dolores Meehan (Conc.)

Tuesday                  June 2, 2020
7:00        Wedding Anniversary of Andrea & Rose Marenzi +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

Wednesday          June 3, 2020
7:00        Erwin Castillo +
9:00        Thanksgiving from Antonio Sia Lu

Thursday              June 4, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Anton & Angela Canepa +

Friday                   June 5, 2020
7:00        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +
9:00        Italo Giannone +

Saturday              June 6, 2020
7:30        Josephine Ross +
9:00        Juan Lueza +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

 Rest-in-Peace
Richie Alioto – Romanie Rajhboy – Donna Traverso

Particular Items

Welcome, new Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Today, the Solemnity of Pentecost,
seven adults will be baptized and initiated into the Catholic Church
here at Saints Peter & Paul:

Adults receiving the Sacraments of Initiation:

Michael Elliott
Rebekah Grace Elliott
Shane Kennedy
Paul Yu Luo Chen
Teresa Amy Sui Bing Leung

Adults receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist:

Flavia Silva Pinto
Steven Joseph Caporelli

The Mass will be live-streamed at 4PM today.
Please pray for them on this wonderful day,
and Candidates and Catechumens, please pray for us!

 

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the poor. You may donate here, and please indicate “Second Collection” in the designations menu. You can of course make your Sunday offerings there too Please be generous!

Chinese Rosary: The Chinese Apostolate will host their weekly Rosary and Social after Mass this Sunday. Here’s the login info:

Zoom Meeting
Sunday 5/31/2020 10:45 am to 12:30 pm
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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                  31           Pentecost Sunday
Monday                 01           The Blessed Virgin Mary;  Mother of the Church
Tuesday                 02           Marcellinus and Peter; Martyrs
Wednesday           03           Charles Lwanga and Companions; Martyrs
Thursday               04           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                    05           Boniface; Bishop, Martyr
Saturday                06           Norbert; Bishop
Sunday                  07           The Most Holy Trinity

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Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28: 16-20. In the first reading, Jesus tells his Apostles that they will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, and then he ascends into heaven. In his Letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul affirms the hope enjoyed by all who believe in the promise and power of Christ. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus commissions the Apostles to make disciples of all nations, and assures them that he will be with them, always, until the end of the age.

Ascensione del Signore

L’Ascensione inaugural la missione della Chiesa. Il Signore Gesù, accolto nella Gloria del padre, ma nascosto alla nostra vista sensibile, abita in noi spiritualmente e continua con noi l’opera di salvezza, dichiarando che siamo destinati all vita eterna

耶穌升天節

今天是耶穌升天節,可是今天的福音(瑪竇28:16-20)並沒有提及穌升天的事。但由於其他福音說記述了耶穌被接升天,可以知道祂的確升天了。耶穌復活後四十天和門徒們吃喝談話,祂的光榮隱藏在人性的形象中。直到祂升天之時,祂的光榮才完全顯示出來。現在耶穌再不與自己的信徒以形體同在,卻以精神的方式時常與祂的教會結合,不斷教化指引她,直到世界終窮之日。

臨別之時,他們交給了門徒治理教會的權柄,給他們施洗和赦罪的權柄。祂說:「天上地下的一切權柄都交給了我,所以你們要去使萬民成為門徒,因父、及子及聖神之名給他們授洗。」這一句話說明了天主三位一體的道理,也說明天教會是由宗徒一脈相承地傳下來的。領了洗的人是屬於天主的,和天主有特殊關係。

天主聖父是一切救恩之本,聖子把領了洗的人加入在祂的教會裏,聖神默導教友,使他們明白並有恆地做到耶穌所要求的。

耶穌既然把治理教會的權交給宗徒和他們繼承人,當然也默導他們,使他們代表祂善盡職青,我們服從教會的訓導,就是服從天主。

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 May 24, 2020
7:30        John DeLucchi +
8:45        Angelina & Guido Torre +
10:15     Admiral Thomas F, Brown, III +
11:45     The Pierini & Spes Families +
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday                               May 25, 2020
7:00        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Angela Canepa + (Conc.)

Tuesday                               May 26, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Jerry Ortega Bini
9:00        Lorenzo & Angela Lazio + – John Zuffo + (Conc.)

Wednesday                        May 27, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                             May 28, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Dominic & Frank Romeo +

Friday                                   May 29, 2020
                7:00        Caterina & Filippo Besagno +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Saturday                              May 30, 2020
7:30        Anton & Angela Canepa +
9:00        For the Soul of Gelasio Bini +
5:00        Guilio Guidi +

 

Baptisms
Gianna Jean Ostarello

Weddings
Matthew Frustaci and Malia Powers

Rest-in-Peace
Stephen Steczyinski
Admiral Thomas F, Brown, III
Fortunato D’Ascoli

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. If you donate through our website, please select the designation “Second Collection.”

Rosary/Social TODAY: The Chinese Apostolate host their weekly Rosary (followed by socializing) on Sunday, following Mass, from 10:45am to 12:30 pm. Join Zoom Meeting:

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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.

School Art Show! The lockdown did not stop our Pre-Kers and K-8 students from producing the annual Sunrise art Show! Go here to see the work of the Pre-K, go here to see Grades K-5, and go here to see the work of Grades 6-8.

Virtual Pentecost Retreat for Youth! The Salesian Youth Ministry is participating in two Ignite! Virtual Pentecost retreats. There is one for Middle/High Schooler’s on May 23, and one for young adults on the 30th. Go here to register:

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!

Women in the Mystical Tradition of the Catholic Church: Women have played an integral role in developing the Catholic Mystical Tradition.  Join Dr. Anthony Lilles, Dean of Academics at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park California, as he guides students on an exploration through the lives and works of the Church’s most important women teachers of Catholic mysticism.  This class is open to everyone, but it’s especially geared towards catechists, parish leaders, evangelists, parochial religion teachers, those discerning a vocation, and those interested in growing in their life of prayer.  It’s on Zoom (so you can ask questions!) the fee is $20 for all the courses, and the next one is this Tuesday at 7PM on the great St. Catherine of Siena. Go here to learn more and register: https://sfarchdiocese.org/mystics

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                 24           The Ascension of the Lord
Monday               25           Easter Weekday, Bede the Venerable; Priest, Doctor,Gregory VII; Pope,
Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi; Virgin
Tuesday               26           Philip Neri; Priest
Wednesday         27           Easter Weekday, Augustine of Canterbury; Bishop
Thursday             28           Easter Weekday
Friday                  29           Easter Weekday
Saturday              30           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 31           Pentecost Sunday

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