Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or I Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9. In the first reading, we hear Peter proclaiming the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, Saint Paul says if we’ve been raised with Christ we should seek the things of God; he reminds us that Jesus’ resurrection transforms and redeems our whole lives. In John’s Gospel. Mary Magdalene—upon arriving at the tomb and realizing that the stone had been rolled away—runs to Simon Peter and John to tell them that Jesus’ body had been taken. They both go to the tomb, and while neither yet understands the Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead, John sees and believes.
Gesù èrisorto. Inizia per il mondo una nuova era. Contro Cristo si è concentrato tutto il male. Eppure il comportamento di Gesù è sempre stato mirabile: pazienza indescrivibile, dialogo per la verità, opere buone, soccorsi miracolosi. Con la risurrezione l’amore ha trionfato sulla morte, sulle debolezze, e sul peccato.
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday April 21, 2019
7:30 Luigi Marciano
8:45 John Bonjean
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Paola & Alessandro Rossi (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo
Monday April 22, 2019
7:00 Patrick Louis Ross
9:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family – Joseph Luceti (Conc.)
Tuesday April 23, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti
9:00 Thanksgiving Sophia B. Martin – Simplicio J. Martinola (Conc.)
Wednesday April 24, 2019
7:00 Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John & Francesca Mazzaferri
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli – Bassone & Riccoboni (Conc.)
Thursday April 25, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Larry Martin
9:00 The Lucchesi Family – Rita Pieri (Conc.)
Friday April 26, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family
9:00 Rose Hill – Rudolf & Barbara Torrigiani (Conc.)
Saturday April 27 , 2019
7:30 Caterina & Filippo Besagno
9:00 Antonio Corona – Loriano & Anita Belluomini (Conc.)
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri
Jacob and Joshua Rodriguez
Dawn Williams – Dora Fong – Rita Pieri
Lucille Busalacchi – Rita Malatesta – Ida DeBrunner
Gaetano Alioto – Marie Louise Tanner
Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.
Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. We also have Scripture study from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, but in the rectory. The parking lot will be open.
Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”-Third Tradition.
Divine Mercy Sunday: Next Sunday is Sunday of the Divine Mercy Sunday.
Second Collection: Next Sunday we will have a second collection for our parish school.
Santa Gemma: On May 5 we will honor our beloved Santa Gemma, dear to the hearts of the people of Lucca and all Italians, at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass. A luncheon will follow. Reservations forms are on the tables. Santa Gemma, pray for us!
Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. 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. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion. For more: Fr. Tom Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at email@example.com “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): The RCIA program has begun. This program is for adults who are interested in the Catholic faith and are willing to journey from inquiring to the receiving of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please drop your name and email address off at the parish office.
Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund: Many of you will remember the time when there were many religious vocations and a Catholic education was extraordinarily inexpensive. But all that has changed. To pay for the programs we offer means a tuition of $11,165. With San Francisco’s cost of living, lack of funds may prevent children from receiving a Catholic Education. The Salesians began by educating the children of the poor, and we are not about to exclude those who cannot make the total fee. But, like Don Bosco before us, we need help!! Are there parishioners and/or friends who might consider contributing to the sponsorship of a student who might be otherwise forced to leave? All recipient family qualifications will be verified by Saints Peter and Paul School. For more information, feel free to call Fr. Gael at 421-0809.
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!…
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 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.
-From the Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
Sunday 21 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Monday 22 Monday Within the Octave of Easter
Tuesday 23 Tuesday Within the Octave of Easter
Wednesday 24 Wednesday Within the Octave of Easter
Thursday 25 Thursday Within the Octave of Easter
Friday 26 Friday Within the Octave of Easter
Saturday 27 Saturday Within the Octave of Easter
Sunday 28 Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!