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

 

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. Please be generous!

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

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

 

 

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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Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14: 15-21. In the first reading, Philip proclaims the Gospel in Samaria and many people are cured. Peter and John follow and lay hands on the newly baptized there, and they received the Holy Spirit. In the second reading, Peter encourages the community to always be ready to give reason for their hope, and be willing to suffer for doing good. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that those who love him will follow his commandments.

 

Domenica 6A di Pasqua

Il credente manifesta le sue religiose certezze con convinzione, rispetto e indiscussa bontà. La fede è suscitata dall’incontro di due amori: quello di Gesù per noi e quello dell’apostolo, il quale, riconoscendo che Dio è padre di tutti, si rende disponsibile all’annuncio.

 

復活期第六主日

今天耶穌又一再安慰門徒,不要為祂要離開而憂悶難過,說祂到父那裏為他們預備地方。並且說天父要賜給他們一位護慰者,祂將要永達與他們同在。這護慰者就是天主聖神。祂要保護、安慰、指導他們。這護慰者也是教會和一切信徒的護慰者。雖然耶穌在世時也保護安慰他們,但祇是短短的三年,而聖父所派遣的護慰者將要永遠和門徒、也與我們同在。耶穌死後,世界再見不到祂,但他們仍可以信德的神目,時常看到祂和祂派遣的聖神,我們也同樣得到這恩典。這是很重要的,天主永遠和我們在一起,可惜我們常常不理會祂,不邀請祂參與我們的生活,若在日常生活中時時記得祂,每做一件事,下一個決定都問問祂:「這是不是祢喜歡我這樣做的?我這樣做合祢心意嗎?」一定百魔不侵,百毒一不入,無往而不利。

五月二十四日是聖母進教之佑節,聖母是我們的慈母,不要忘記向她請安,用愛她的聖子耶穌來表示孝愛她,每天送她一串玫瑰經做的花環,將會使她特別高興,這是我們做神子的責任。

 

From Fr. Gael: Philip travels to Samaria out of necessity, the fact that there is persecution of the disciples in Jerusalem. However, what seemed like a disaster became the impetus for the spreading of the Christian message beyond Jerusalem. The followers of Jesus were not abandoned in difficulty. Rather difficulty was the grace that spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This grace was the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate whom Jesus had promised to send. In the Gospel, Jesus makes it clear that they are not abandoned. They are accompanied by the Spirit. In our own lives, at times we may feel abandoned. That is a positively human reaction to difficulty but the Gospel today assures us that we are never abandoned. At times the noise of the things in our lives may be louder than the quiet promptings of the Spirit. It is then necessary to seek a quiet place where the Spirit may be heard and we may be consoled. Jesus promises it will happen. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 May 17, 2020
7:30        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
1:00        Thomas Damato +
5:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +

Monday               May 18, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Louis Ferralis + – Desta Gould + (Conc.)

Tuesday               May 19, 2020
7:00        Paola & Alessandro Rossi +
9:00        Intention of the Highlands Firefighters

Wednesday      May 20, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Solomon Bugayong +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday             May 21, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +

Friday                   May 22, 2020
7:00        Augusta Scopel & Giovanni Martignago +
9:00        Bernard Quinteros +

Saturday              May 23, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
5:00        Enes Greco +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Desta Gould – Fortunato D’Ascoli

 

Rena Figone

 

Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown, USN

Stephen Steczynski

 

Particular Items

Church is Open! Your church is open 11AM to 3PM daily for prayer. Come visit us!

Livestream Mass: Mass streams daily at 10AM. Go here to participate: salesianssspp.org/livemass

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous.

Chinese Apostolate Rosary and Socializing: The Apostolate will host a Rosary/ social today at 11:00AM on Zoom (meeting opens as soon as Mass ends).  Love Our Lady and reconnect with your friends here:
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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.

The Ascension of the Lord: Thursday is the Solemnity of the Ascension, but in our diocese, it is moved to the closest Sunday, so we will celebrate next Sunday

St. Augustine on the meaning of the Ascension: “Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth. For just as he remained with us even after his ascension, so we too are already in heaven with him, even though what is promised us has not yet been fulfilled in our bodies.”

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                 17           Sixth Sunday of Easter
Monday               18           Easter Weekday, John I; Pope, Martyr
Tuesday               19           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        20           Easter Weekday, Bernardine of Siena; Priest
Thursday             21           The Ascension of the Lord, Christopher Magallanes;
Priest, & Companions; Martyrs
Friday                    22          Easter Weekday, Rita of Cascia; Religious
Saturday              23           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 24           External Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

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

 

 

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!

 

 

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

 

Domenica 2A di Pasqua
O Della Divina Misericordia

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

 

復活期第二主日(救主慈悲主日)

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

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

 

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

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Particular Items

 Today is Divine Mercy Sunday: “How much the world is in need of the mercy of God today! In every continent, from the depths of human suffering, a cry for mercy seems to rise. … In those places where there is less respect for life and human dignity, one needs the merciful love of God, in whose light we see the ineffable value of every single human being. Mercy is needed to ensure that every injustice may find its solution in the splendor of truth. So today, in this Sanctuary, I solemnly wish to entrust the world to Divine Mercy. I do so with the burning desire that the message of God’s merciful love, proclaimed here through Saint Faustina, may reach all the inhabitants of the earth and fill their hearts with hope. … May the binding promise of the Lord Jesus be fulfilled: from here has to come out “the spark that will prepare the world for his final coming.” –Saint Pope John Paul II, Homily in Lagiewniki, Poland, August 17, 2002 .

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

 Make the Sign of the Cross

Pray the Our Father.

 Pray the Hail Mary.

 Pray The Apostles’ Creed:

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

 Pray the Eternal Father:

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

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

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

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

Conclude with (Repeat three times):

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

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

Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

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

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

 

 

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

 

Domenica Di Pasqua

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

 

復活主日

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Alleluia!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: When the lockdown is over,the AA will resume meeting every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

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

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

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

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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

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

 

Domenica Delle Palme

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

 

基督苦難主日(聖枝主日)

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                April 5, 2020

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

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

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

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

Thursday                             April 9, 2020

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

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

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

 

 

Particular Items

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Lenten Opportunities

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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

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

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

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

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
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Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45. In the first reading, God promises life and liberty to the Israelites. In the second reading, Saint Paul reminds the Romans that they must strive to overcome their sinful natures so as to live in union with Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead and makes the bold proclamation that those who believe in him will never die.

Domenica 5A Di Quaresima

 Il termine “vita” è parola chiave del Vangelo, tanto da costituirne un tema dominante. Cristo è la Vita: chi accoglie la sua Parola è in grado di spezzare il dominio della morte. Gesù lo sottolinea nella risurrezione di Lazzaro, segno profetico della sua risurrezione. I battezzati divengano promotori di vita. Con le loro scelte positive contribuiscano a spingere la storia verso cieli nuovi e terre nuove.

 

封齋期第五主日

 

今天我們仍舊讀若望福音,以下是充滿感情的一段:我們看到幾個感人的景像:耶穌的好朋友瑪利亞的弟弟拉匝祿死了,耶穌要藉復活了拉匝祿來光榮天主聖父,也為安慰日後看到祂被釘死的門徒,特意在拉匝祿死了之後,延遲了兩天才去。耶穌看到瑪利亞、瑪爾大和同她一起來的猶太人哭泣,就動了情感,也感傷流淚。門徒知道耶穌此行有大危險,因為猶太人想砸死祂,便說:「我們也去同他一起死吧!」另一方面,瑪爾大和瑪利亞都深信耶穌向天主求任何事都得到應許。從這些細節中,我們看到耶穌和祂的友人之間的愛和信賴。

 

耶穌叫拉匝祿復活,教訓我們兩端非常重要的道理:天主賜給人宗教道德的高尚生活,好使人得到永生;罪惡使靈魂死亡,比肉身的死亡更不幸。

 

在這四十日的封齋期內,望教的朋友們為自己的領洗和新生作好準備,讓我們也和他們一起,整頓心神,求天主把我們從罪惡中解脫,努力遵守祂的訓導,愛主愛人,做天主的好兒女。

 

 

From Fr. Gael: The conversation with Martha carries the most important teaching. Jesus tells her. “I am the resurrection and the life.” The Resurrection is not just something that happened to him: he is the Resurrection, the one in whom all souls find hope. This is the ultimate miracle of Jesus Christ: He rises from the dead and gives that miracle of LIFE to us. But in this gospel what fascinates me is that Jesus, just before raising Lazarus from the dead, stops at his tomb and weeps. It is here that Jesus consecrates the depth of human loss at the death of a loved one. If Jesus sept before death, then so can we with faith the miracle that Jesus gives to us with his own death and Resurrection. What more could we want! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace
Romilda Garibaldi
All Who have Perished From the Coronavirus

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 March 29, 2020
                7:30        Thanksgiving from Alex, Whitney, & James Burkhardt
8:45        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     Dora Lunardi Quilici +
1:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 Monday                               March 30, 2020
                7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni + –
Happy 100th Birthday Fr. Armand Oliveri, SDB

Tuesday                               March 31, 2020
                7:00        Luigi Grilli +
9:00        Alfio Pierantoni +

Wednesday       April 1, 2020
                7:00        Birthday Blessings Eva Muntean
9:00        Alda Maggiora +

Thursday                             April 2, 2020
                7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Special Blessings Martino Maranghi

Friday                                  April 3, 2020
                7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Felice, Grazia, Francisco, & Maria Spingola +

Saturday                              April 4, 2020
                7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        81st Anniversary of the Birth of John Borzoni +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Particular Items

Liturgies of the Sacred Triduum: It’s heartbreaking but we must celebrate the Liturgies of the Sacred Triduum without our beloved congregation of Saints Peter and Paul The Liturgies of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday will be livestreamed.

Second Collection: Today we have second collection for the poor. Please donate through our website or mail us a check!

Fr. Armand’s 100th Birthday! The great priest turns 100 tomorrow, March 30. And he is still working for all of us in the most important way: concelebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass daily for the needs of the world. He thanks you for all your birthday wishes, and here are some pictures from his long, long ministry!

 

Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Lenten Opportunities:

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

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                29           Fifth Sunday of Lent
Monday               30           Lenten Weekday
Tuesday               31           Lenten Weekday
Wednesday         01           Lenten Weekday
Thursday             02           Lenten Weekday, Francis of Paola, Hermit
Friday                  03           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              04           Lenten Weekday, Isidore; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 05           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

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