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Acts 13:14, 43-52; Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; John 10: 27-30. As Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, they encounter more Gentiles who are receptive to their message. In John’s vision, a great multitude from every corner of the earth is seen gathering together. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks of his sheep knowing his voice and following after him.
Domenica 4A di Pasqua
 
La vita è risposta all’amore di Dio. Ogni uomo sente la vocazione a realizzare una vita piena e compiuta. Che accoglie la chiamata di Dio prova grande gioia. I credenti riconoscono Dio e il suo regno come l’unica cosa necessaria a tutti gli uomini.
From Fr. Gael: Christ in the Gospel today speaks of his sheep “hearing his voice.” But it would be worthwhile for us to make a distinction here between “hear” and “listen to” his voice. We can be in a room where background music is playing, and we hear it but are not listening to it. It becomes merely a background presence for us. In our relationship with Jesus is he merely background music for us or do we actively listen to his voice? This is a critically important question for us to answer to ourselves. It will determine how seriously we take our relationship with Jesus in our lives. It is when we listen proactively that we can grow the relationship and follow Jesus. He will be true to his word and we will not perish. He will give us eternal life.                                                                                                 –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Baptisms
Alexander Ben Casciato
Weddings
Menbere Aklilu & Jean-Yves Charon
Rest-in-Peace
Lucille Busalacchi

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  May 12, 2019
7:30 Ilide Piazza +
8:45 Clementina Bresolin, Erminia & Maria Santa Lucia & Pia Ortesi +
10:15 Jim Halligan +
11:45 Fernanda Matteucci + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. +

Monday  May 13, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Ines & Carmella Greco & Irene Zamzi + – Jack & Giuseppina D’Asaro + (Conc.)

Tuesday   May 14, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Maria Arioto-Cresci + – Maria Ellen Arosteguy Fay+ (Conc.)

Wednesday May 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano + – Lorraine Gogna + (Conc.)

Thursday   May 16, 2019
7:00 Tony & Rose Stroppiana +
9:00 Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri + –Carlos M. Martinez + (Conc.)

Friday  May 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Thomas Damato +–Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

 Saturday  May 18, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Louis Ferralis + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza +

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for Catholic Charities. We will be joined by CCCYO speakers at all the Masses, sharing the organization’s mission .

St. Mary Mazzarello! On May 13, we celebrate the Feast of St. Mary Mazzarello, foundress of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, our beloved Salesian Sisters. Started in 1872, the Salesian Sisters now have more than 14,000 members in 89 countries—the largest order of women religious in the world

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. The parking lot will be open. Scripture Study is now on hiatus throughout the summer.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

SFPD Community Meeting: The good officers from Central Station will host a community meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 5:00 PM, in the Parish Center. All are invited to share your concerns or just thank the police!

Ordinations to the Priesthood! Next Saturday, March 18, at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will ordain three men will be to the Holy Priesthood: Kyle Faller, Ernesto Jandonero, and Michael Rocha. We pray for these men as they prepare to give their lives up in the service of God and His Church! All are welcome to attend, and a reception will follow the ceremony. “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Madonna del Lume Spring Luncheon: La Madonna del Lume Society cordially invites the ladies of Saints Peter & Paul Church to join us on Sunday, May 19th at 1pm at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club to celebrate our Pranzo di Primavera ~ Ladies’ Spring Luncheon Fundraiser to support our upcoming 84th annual Festa della Madonna del Lume in San Francisco! The ladies’ of Saints Peter & Paul Church are also invited to celebrate the Italian mass at 11:45am on Sunday, May 19th, prior to the luncheon at the Italian Athletic Club. The spring luncheon invitations and RSVP forms are on the tables.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 7PM in the Club Conference Room. Topics include “Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty,” by Kate Hennessy, led by Eileen Emerson-Boles; a viewing of one of Bishop Barron’s videos; and a presentation on a Salesian topic.

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!
Sunrise Art Show: On Thursday, May 23, we will host the annual Sunrise Art Show, featuring works from all grades, in the cafeteria, at 8:00 AM. All are invited!

The Month of Mary! As we all know, May is the Month of Mary! On Friday, May 24, we celebrate the feast of our Patroness, Mary Help of Christians, and there will be a May Crowning at the 9:00 AM Mass.

Our Lady of Fatima: This Monday we celebrate Our Lady of Fatima. On the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, our Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote: “Our Lady at Fatima called the children to prayer, penance, and adoration. I repeat that call to you: I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to pray the rosary every day, as she asked, and the family rosary once a week.  I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to fast every Friday of the year, as she asked, giving up some food such as meat, or drink, or sweet, or even a whole meal.  I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to adore silently before the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus once a week, as she asked–fifteen minutes, a half hour, and hour. I am calling every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to these simple but most effective practices, as Our Lady asked, for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world. Only she can help us.”

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Archdiocesan Appeal: Our 2019 Archdiocesan Appeal is in progress. The appeal supports necessary ministries that help each parish, but that no individual parish could support by itself. This year’s assessment is $89,853. So far 54 parishioners or families have pledged and donated $29,555, leaving us with a balance of $60,298—2/3 still to go! This is a shared responsibility, so please do your part.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 12 Fourth Sunday of Easter
Monday 13 Easter Weekday, Our Lady of Fatima
Tuesday 14 Matthias; Apostle
Wed-Fri 15-17 Easter Weekdays, St. Isidore
Saturday 18 Easter Weekday, John I: Pope, Martyr
Sunday 19 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of last week: $6,614.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 or 21: 1-14. In the first reading, Peter and the Apostles are reprimanded for teaching in Jesus’ name, but they do not stop for they are obedient only to God’s authority. John’s vision in the reading from Revelation is of all creation giving glory to the slain Lamb. In the Gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples after his resurrection.

Domenica 3A Di Pasqua

In un monda sconvolto dalla violenza e ostilia alla proposta di Dio, la forza della Risurrezione alimenta le speranza. Lo Spirito sostiene il nostro impegno, perché Dio è al nostro fianco. La luce del Risorto fa strada agli uomini e li sostiene nel superare anche gli ostacoli apparentemente insormontabili.

復活期第三主日

本主日的讀經是若望福音第21章。它記載的是耶穌復活後第三次顯現給門徒們;也可以說是耶穌和祂的門徒的最後早餐。耶穌早己在湖邊為他們預備好了早餐。相信日後宗徒們回想到當時的情形,必會滿心感激並感受到上主無限溫柔的愛。而就在進食後,耶穌三次問伯多祿是不是愛祂,這對伯多祿是件難堪的事,他一直為曾經三次背主而痛悔不已,而這正是耶穌暗中給他機會,賠補三次否認祂的罪過,同時使人也明白,自以為愛天主,不及一心一意依恃天主更實際。耶穌了解、信任他,立他為教會的元首,並且吩咐宗徒們去教訓萬民。

伯多祿和其他宗徒都做到了,我們在讀經一(宗徒大事錄)中,看到宗徒們被拉到公議會受審時,勇敢地表明聽天主的命勝過聽人的命,寧願坐牢,也不願放棄傳揚福音的使命。

不單伯多祿和其他的宗徒做到了,今天在中東的一些國家,許許多多的的基督徒也同樣做到了。我們從宗徒大事錄、從教會史或報章,都可以看到他們不怕萬難,寧死為基督作證的英勇行為,我們的內心是不是震盪不已?我們能無動於中嗎?

From Fr. Gael:

Peter is on showcase this week. The disciples have returned to Galilee. Peter decides to go fishing and is accompanied by other disciples. The risen Jesus shows up on the shore of the sea but is not recognized by them. He calls them “children” and asks if they have caught anything. They answer no. He directs them where to fish and the catch is miraculously abundant. The beloved disciple John recognizes it is Jesus. Peter who is lightly clad jumps in and swims to the shore only t find, along with the others who arrive that Jesus has started a fire and is cooking fish and bread. You might say that at this moment Jesus becomes the patron saint of barbeques. He invites them to breakfast. This is the group which had abandoned him in Gethsemane. It is here that Jesus asks Peter, the triple denier, to make a triple profession of his faith. What a difficult moment for Peter who had publicly denied Jesus three times to have to publicly profess Jesus three times. Yet in a profoundly important way this is a most significant therapeutic moment for Peter. Should Jesus ask each one of us three times, “Do you love me?”

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Jack Peradotto—George Peradotto – Isabella Alejo
Syed Hasib – Regan Alice Duncan – Evelina & Gianna Andrighetto

Weddings
Mark Davoren and Hui Zhou

Rest-in-Peace
Marie Louise ‘Marlis’ Tanner – Lucille Busalacchi – Ida DeBrunner
Rosine Ryan – Rich Wanner – Louise Beregerson – Manfred Pertzborn

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  May 5, 2019
7:30 Luigi Marciano +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin & the Tin Family
11:45 GB De Martini + – Marco Michelato + (Conc.)
1:00 Irene Moreci +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday  May 6, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:30 Deceased Members of the Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club +

Tuesday   May 7, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Antonia D’Ascoli + – Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

Wednesday May 8, 2019
7:00 Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
9:00 Felice, Carmela, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +

Thursday   May 9, 2019
7:00 Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00 Dionisia & Francisco Mingoa +

 Friday  May 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Wedding Anniversary Herbert & Marilou Cua 

 Saturday  May 11, 2019
7:30 Thanksgiving Solomon M. Bugayong
9:00 Ilva Baccetti +
5:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul 

Particular Items

Santa Gemma: Today we honor our beloved Santa Gemma, dear to the hearts of the people of Lucca and all Italians, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass. A luncheon will follow. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Old Timers Mass: On Monday May 6 there will be a special mass for the Salesian Boys and Girls Club at 5:30PM. This years Old Timers’ honorees are Dante Serafini (men) and Cara Allan (women). Dinner will follow, for the men downstairs in the gym, for the ladies, at the Italian Athletic Club.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

Second Collection: Next weekend we will have a second collection for Catholic Charities. We will have CCCYO speakers at all the Masses, sharing the organization’s mission and how you can help.

St. Mary Mazzarello! On May 13, we celebrate the Feast of St. Mary Mazzarello, foundress of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, our Salesian Sisters. Started in 1872, the Salesian Sisters now have more than 14,000 members in 89 countries—the largest order of women religious in the entire world! St. Mary Mazzarello, pray for us!

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

SFPD Community Meeting: The good officers from Central Station will host a community meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 5:00 PM, in the Parish Center. All are invited to share your concerns or just thank the police!

Ordinations to the Priesthood! On Saturday, May 18, at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will ordain three men will be to the Holy Priesthood: Kyle Faller, Ernesto Jandonero, and Michael Rocha. We pray for these men as they prepare to give their lives in the service of God and His Church! All are welcome to attend, and a reception will follow the ceremony. “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Madonna del Lume Spring Luncheon: La Madonna del Lume Society cordially invites the ladies of Saints Peter & Paul Church to join us on Sunday, May 19th at 1pm at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club to celebrate our Pranzo di Primavera ~ Ladies’ Spring Luncheon Fundraiser to support our upcoming 84th annual Festa della Madonna del Lume in San Francisco! The ladies’ of Saints Peter & Paul Church are also invited to celebrate the Italian mass at 11:45am on Sunday, May 19th, prior to the luncheon at the Italian Athletic Club. The spring luncheon invitations and RSVP forms are on the tables.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 7PM in the Club Conference Room. Topics include “Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty,” by Kate Hennessy, led by Eileen Emerson-Boles; a viewing of one of Bishop Barron’s videos; and a short presentation on a Salesian topic.

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!

The Month of Mary! As we all know, May is the Month of Mary! On Friday, May 24, we celebrate the feast of our Patroness, Mary Help of Christians, and there will be a May Crowning at the 9:00 AM Mass.

Choose Life! “Jesus, Lord of Life, transform the hearts of all elected leaders to recognize that infanticide is wrong and must not be tolerated. We especially pray for our Senators, Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris. Open their hearts and minds to recognize and defend the precious gift of every human life.” USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 05 Third Sunday of Easter
Mon-Thurs 06-09 Easter Weekdays
Friday 10 Easter Weekday, Damien de Veuster; Priest
Saturday 11 Easter Weekday
Sunday 12 Fourth Sunday of Easter
Your faithful donations of last week: $3,466.
Second Collection (Home Missions) : $1,961.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Acts 5:12-16; Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31. In the first reading, the Apostles performed many signs and wonders, and many came to believe. In Revelation, John, imprisoned, had a vision of Jesus in heaven and was commanded to write all that he saw. In the Gospel, the resurrected Jesus reveals himself to Thomas, who only then came to believe. Jesus said, Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.

O Della Divina Misericordia

L’uomo vuole vedere per credere. C’è un “vedere” che limita la fede, perché vuol ridurre l’oggetto della fede alla logica della ragione, rifutando la novità insondabile del mistero. C’è un “vedere” che è condizione indispensabile per credere: perché scaturisce dall’obbedienza nella fede e dall’esperienza del perdono fatta nel sacramento della misericordia.

復活期第二主日   救主慈悲主日

上主日我們讀到福音中三位人物(伯多祿、瑪利亞.瑪達肋納、和若望)對耶穌復活的各有不同的反應。今天又談到另外兩位人物的反應。第一位是宗徒多默,他說:「除非我見到祂手上的釘痕,用指頭探入那釘痕,並用手探入祂的肋旁,否則,我決不信!」他是個要看到、摸到才信的人。他也是說出了一句兩千年來成聖體時,無數人默默地說着的「我主!我的天主!」的禱詞。

第二位是誰?就是你和我,我們對耶穌復活有什麼反應?對福音的教訓持着怎樣的態度?是不是從中文「信」字的含義:「人」(宗徒、教宗、福音、教會),「言」(說)「人言為信」的態度去信?

今天又是「救主慈悲主日」。公元二千年,教宗若望.保祿二世祝聖Sister Faustina為聖人,並定下每年復活主日後第一個主日為「救主慈悲主日」;因為耶穌要世人知道,天主是無限慈悲的,如果我們全心悔改,在這一天辦告解並領聖體,祂要寬恕我們全部罪過和罪罰。

教宗特定今年為「慈悲特殊禧年」。我們固然要感謝天主對我們慈悲,也要效法祂             對別人慈悲去見證自己的信仰。

From Fr. Gael: Thomas won a place forever in Christian memory for the words spoken in today’s Gospel written by John. “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” If he had had a hat, he would have been eating it at that moment. Jesus appears and tells him to take his litmus test. Of course, Thomas backs off and makes a profession of faith. But Jesus qualifies the profession with the comment that those who believe without seeing have much greater faith. Well, that is supposed to be me and you. We are the ones who have not seen Jesus in the way Thomas saw him. But what is the quality of our faith. Do we live up to the standard which Jesus clarified with Thomas? Are we truly unseeing believers or perhaps is there a little bit of Thomas in each one of us?                                                                                –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Baptisms
Rafael Psarras – Elliana Aceituno

Weddings
Pedro Mendez and Shannon Brownm
Brian Hmelyar and Amie Tran

Rest-in-Peace
Dawn Williams – Gaetano Alioto – Marlis Tanner
Ida Mae DeBrunner – Rita Malatesta

Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday  April 28, 2019
7:30 Chan Mei Kwei +
8:45 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, and Camoriani Families +
10:15 Kenneth K. C. Chan  +
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, & Giuseppe, Cresci + –
Marie Moresco + (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 June Marie Blum +
Monday  April 29, 2019
7:00 Peter Domenici, III +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia –
Nina, Gerolama, Luigi, & Bernardo Rossi + (Conc.)
Tuesday   April 30, 2019
7:00 Rita Hess +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwei +
Richard & Maureen Bergson + (Conc.)
Wednesday May 1, 2019
7:00 Intention Salesian Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Rose & John Powers + (Conc.)
Thursday   May 2, 2019
7:00 Maria Fanzago +
9:00 Frank Cresci + – Giovanni Giotta + (Conc.)
Friday  May 3, 2019
7:00 Henry Ravetto +
9:00 Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay + – Dr. C. Allen Wall + (Conc.)
Saturday  May 4, 2019
7:30 Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00 Francisco & Dionisia Mingoa + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
11:00 Richard Gatti +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for the Black & Indian Home Missions.

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 .

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.

First Holy Communion: On Saturday, May 4, our students will receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. This is what it is all about, why God became man. All parishioners are invited to attend as the wonderful sacrament is bestowed! Please pray for: Luciana Baubert, James Boles, Nico Calgaro-Worrell, Chris Ho Yin Chak, Chloe Contreras, Christopher Dillon, Eileen Frias, Anjali Gonsalves, Thomas Hain, Gabrielle Jarrous, April Ko, Connor Leeder, Anna Manfreda, Ruby Naylor-Linden, Mateo Pacheco, Owen Reilly, Skylar Santiago, Samantha Schmidt, and Hannah Szady.

Catholic Women’s Day Retreat: On May 4, at Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Blvd. in San Francisco, the Archdiocese of San Francisco presents “The Nature of Women.” The speaker will be Laura Zambrana, M. Div., Executive Project Manger for ENDOW. You can learn more and register here“The world doesn’t need what women have. It needs what women are.”– St. Edith Stein

Santa Gemma: Next Sunday, May 5 we will honor our beloved Santa Gemma, dear to the hearts of the people of Lucca and all Italians, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass. A luncheon will follow. Reservations forms are on the tables. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Old Timers Mass: On Monday May 6 there will be a special mass for the Salesian Boys and Girls Club at 5:30PM. . This years Old Timers’ honorees are Dante Serafini (men) and Cara Allan (women). Dinner will follow, for the men downstairs in the gym, for the ladies, at the Italian Athletic Club.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Don Bosco Study Group: The Study Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 7PM in the Club Conference Room. Topics include “Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty,” by Kate Hennessy, led by Eileen Emerson-Boles; a viewing of one of Bishop Barron’s videos; and a short presentation on a Salesian topic.

NEW OFFICE HOURS: From now on the Rectory office/bookstore will be closed on Sundays.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men!  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!

Religious Education–CCD: The Religious Education CCD program of our parish is in session. All are welcome to the program for grades K to 8, especially students who do not have regular religious education in school. The CCD meets on Sundays from 10-11AM.—please bring children to the Pre-K at 9:45AM.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office..

New Books Available! We’ve received a number of new texts in the bookstore. We have copies of ‘In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart, The Journal of a Priest at Prayer’ by an anonymous Benedictine Monk. The book has received rave reviews. We also have ‘For Love of My People I will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China’ by the heroic Salesian Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 28 Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy
Monday 29 Catherine of Siena; Virgin, Doctor
Tuesday 30 Easter Weekday, Pius V; Pope
Wednesday 01 Easter Weekday, Joseph the Worker
Thursday 02 Athanasius; Bishop, Doctor
Friday 03 Philip and James; Apostles
Saturday 04 Easter Weekday
Sunday 05 Third Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of Palm Sunday: $5,337.
Your faithful donations of Easter Sunday: $14,737:
Holy Thursday: $453.
Good Friday (The Church in the Holy Land): $975
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!