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Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14: 1-12. In the first reading, the Twelve choose seven reputable men to be their assistants and serve at table. In his Letter, Peter writes that all who have faith are to be living stones, imitating Christ. In John’s Gospel, Jesus declares himself the way and the truth and the life, calling those who believe in him to do the works he does.

Domenica 5A Di Pasqua

Ai cristiani non vengono risparmiate aspre critiche e ciò li spinge a unirsi ancor più strettamente a Gesù Cristo. Soltanto con Lui sono in grado di edificare la nuova civiltà dell’amore, capace di compiere opera grande.

復活期第五主日

今天的福音充滿溫情,耶穌知道祂的十二門徒中,有人出賣祂、否認祂,必定心神沮喪,況且自己即將離開他們,他們會覺得無所依靠,心傷神喪。為此祂要安慰他們,勸他們不要心煩意亂,告訴他們,既然信賴天主,就該相信祂是去為他們作準備。祂會再來。

祂告訴他們,也告訴我們,祂是道路、真理、生命。祇要跟隨祂,不會喪亡,不會迷失。藉着祂,我們認識天主聖父,所以祂是道路;祂所講論的不是自己的話,而是天父的話,依從這教導,實行這教導,我們認識真理;永生全在於認識天主愛天主。因此,我們應該走耶穌所指示的道路,用信仰去契合,用愛德去生活。

師主篇》的作者說得好:「沒有道路,不能到達;沒有真理,不能認識什麼,沒有生命,不能生活。」讓我們走上耶穌的道路,活出耶穌的模樣來。

今天又是母親節,讓我們祈禱求聖母保護我們的母親身體和靈魂都充滿天主的恩寵。也求她幫助天下做母親的善盡做母親的責任。

From Fr. Gael: The gospel of today is a sad but beautiful one. Jesus has told the disciples that he is leaving them and they are great saddened by the prospect. But the, Jesus says a beautifully human and compassionate thing: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” He understands their sense of loss. He tries to comfort them with the knowledge that he is only going ahead of them to prepare a place for them. He’ll be there waiting for them. Not to worry! I’m not sure how much of a consolation that was for them. For us however, separated by time and distance from the earthly physical presence of Jesus, it gives us a sense of expectation, of the good thing to come, of the place prepared for us from all time in the house of the heavenly Father where we’ll all have our own rooms!. Wow! What a house! We’ll all be one big happy family. No avoiding it! The challenge is to begin to live like family, here and now. Let’s begin at Sts. Peter & Paul community. Let’s try to start heaven now! – –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                May 10, 2020
7:30        Clementina Bresolin, Erminia & Maria Santa Lucia, & Pia Ortesi +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45     Ilva Baccetti +
1:00        Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +
5:00        Thanksgiving from Herbert & Marilou Cua

 Monday                              May 11, 2020
7:00        Ilide Piazza +
9:00        Enes & Carella Greco & Irene Zamzi V+ – Intention Diane Lynch (Conc.)

Tuesday                              May 12, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Solomon M. Bugayong +
9:00        Maria Arioto-Cresci +

Wednesday                        May 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Thursday                             May 14, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday                                   May 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Saturday                              May 16 , 2020
7:30        Maria & Gaetano Carniglia +
9:00        Tony & Rose Stroppiana +
5:00        Fernanda Matteucci +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Erwin Castillo – Lucia Castillo
Zenaida Mendoza Evans

Particular Items

Church is Open! Yes, your church is open! We are open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for individual prayer. And remember, we still need your donations. Please give here.

Today’s Bible Study notes: You can deepen your appreciation of the Word of God with Fr. Gael’s Bible Study notes.  Download here. Very interesting and informative!

Mothers Day Rosary May 10! The Chinese Apostolate invites you to join in a rosary for all our beloved mothers, still with us or who have gone before us. Conversation will follow! Go here to join the Zoom meeting, which begins at 11:15 AM. The Meeting ID is: 824 5346 7144 and the password is 927657. Online socializing will follow!

Fatima Rosary for Public Mass: Catholics will gather this Wednesday, May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima to pray the Rosary for the Restoration of Public Mass. The Rosary will begin at 3PM in the plaza in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral at Gough & Geary Streets. CDC prevention guidelines will be observed. Go here to learn more.

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Catholic Charities. You can go here to donate, and select the “Second Collection” designation.

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                 10           Fifth Sunday of Easter
Monday               11           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               12           Easter Weekday, Nereus & Achilleus; Martyrs, Pancras; Martyr
Wednesday        13           Our Lady of Fatima
Thursday             14           Matthias; Apostle
Friday                    15           St. Isidore
Saturday              16           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 17           Sixth Sunday of Easter

Your donations of this week will be published after the epidemic has passed.

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

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

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

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