Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15. Our first reading is a poetic reflection on the wisdom of God being present in all that God does. Saint Paul tells the Romans that they have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that they will come to understand his teachings more fully when they atre filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

La Santissima Trinita
La Rivelazione insegna che Dio è Uno in tre Persone uguali e distinte, Padre, Filio e Spirito Santo, che si chinano sulla famiglia per aiutarla a essere con il Padre per la vita, con il Figlio per il servizion, con lo Spirito Santo per l’amore, la pace e la santità.

 

天主聖三節
我們常見天主聖三的圖像大多是:天主聖父是個莊嚴的老人,聖子是復活的基督,一個壯年的男人,坐着或站在聖父的右邊,而聖神通常以鴿子的形像出現,使人想到永恆
我們知道,天主創造萬物,也愛祂所創造的一切,但在所有受祂創造物之中,祂最愛人,亦即愛我們,原祖父母犯了罪、我們犯了罪,背叛了祂,祂仍舊愛我們。祂派祂的聖子來救贖我們,祂不斷召叫我們跟隨祂,祂要聖神指引我們明白真理。
天主三位一體是個奧跡,天主聖父、聖子、聖神是完全相等而各自分明的,「不是三個天主,而是一個天主有三位:同同體的三位。天主三位並不分割同一的天主性,而是每位都是整個的天主……父不是子,子不是父,聖神不是父或子」(《天主教要理》第253-254條)。沒有人能完全懂得這個奧跡,我們祇能以信德去面對。
我們的理智、我們的靈魂,我們的心祇能俯首欽崇敬拜天主三位一體,另一方面,我們也可以在日常生活中看到聖三的形像

以驚奇敬拜的心神看天主所創造的宇宙從而認識天主聖父;默想福音中耶穌的言行去認識,效法聖子;以專注的心神去諦聽聖神,服從祂的指引

 

From Fr. Gael: The Holy Trinity is a community of LOVE in one continuous flow. The Trinity dwells in the Church today, still flowing in LOVE. I believe that we still have not understood the power of that LOVE. This is what keeps us from in the deepest way becoming the Church Christ calls us to be. The FATHER created us out of LOVE. The SON redeemed us with LOVE. And the SPIRIT dwells in the Church with LOVE. The history of salvation is one in which humanity seems to have a difficulty with truly embracing the power of the LOVE of God. Yet that is our vocation, that is our destiny. The immensity of our vocation to LOVE begins with me, with my embracing and allowing this LOVE to permeate every fiber of my heart and soul. We cannot wait for others to embrace this call. We have to embrace it individually and thereby begin to form a critical mass that can make a difference. The Holy Trinity is a community of LOVE in one continuous flow. Let’s begin to flow with them.
                                                                                                                   -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June 16, 2019
7:30 Giosue Bresolin, Giovanni Santa Lucia, Frank & Lodovico Ortesi +
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Thanksgiving from Rosemary Tin and the Tin Family
11:45 GB De Martini + –  In Honor of San Calogero (Conc.)
1:00 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Giuseppe Lucchesi +

Monday  June 17, 2019
 7:00 Fernanda Matteucci +
9:00 Louis, Ines, & Joseph Greco +

Tuesday   June 18, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Giuseppe & Antonia D’Ascoli +

Wednesday  June 19, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Birthday Jose C. Bugayong + – Josephine Piazza + (Conc.)

Thursday   June 20, 2019
7:00 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Victorio Devincenzi +

Friday  June 21, 2019
7:00 Ernesto Piazza +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini & Ellen Crossan +

Saturday  June 22, 2019
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Enrichetta Panelli & Laura Luporini +
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Baptisms
James Michalak

Rest-in-Peace
Tommaso San Filippo
Antoinette Agosti

 

Particular Items

Welcome Fr. Lamberto! We are blessed, over the next few weeks, to receive the ministry of Fr. Lamberto Valderrama Paradiang, Jr, SDB! Fr. Lamberto will be here while Fr. Al is taking a well-deserved vacation, Fr. Gael is working for the Salesians in Rome, and Fr. Jose is studying at Creighton College. Welcome, Son of Don Bosco!

San Calogero: Today we honor San Calogero, patron of Sciacca, Sicily, at the 11:45AM Italian Mass. San Calogero, pray for us!

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Tuesday, June 18th at 7PM in the Club conference room. We will hear a short presentation on a Salesian topic and discuss Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” No reading is necessary, although it is encouraged. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. Refreshments are served. Call or write Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net) with questions. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study will be on hiatus through the summer.. 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.

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30 – 8:00, in the rectory. The group will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp began on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION! On Sunday, June 23, the Feast of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ, we will have a Eucharistic Corpus Christi Procession following the 1PM Mass. This is our first Corpus Christi Procession in a long time and all parishioners are invited to join us as we bring the Blessed Sacrament to the people of North Beach!

Religious Freedom Panel June 29: Last year’s Religious Freedom week (June 22-29) closed right here at Saints Peter and Paul with a wonderfully successful Religious Freedom panel discussion, on our saints’ feastday. This coming June 29, we will host another religious freedom event at Saints Peter and Paul, “Faith, Film and Freedom,” featuring film producer Megan Harrington (Unplanned, The Dating Project) and actor and writer Chris Meehan. (The Dating Project, Family Theater). They will explore religious freedom in the film industry: where is it being restricted? and where and how is it thriving? The event will be in the Parish Center, following the 5:00PM Mass. Refreshments will be served.

CCD: Our Religious Education-CCD program has come to an end for school year 2018-2019. Thank you to all the students, parents and guardians for accompanying and attending the weekly classes. Congratulations to the Communion & Confirmation students who have received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.  Good luck to our Confirmation students as they embark to their new chapter in life-High School. We will keep you all in our prayers for a good and relaxing Summer!

RCIA: Pentecost Sunday was the end of our RCIA program for this year 2018-2019. Thank you and congratulations to our neophytes who have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. May the good Lord continue to guide and increase your journey in the faith.

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!

Red Cross Blood Drive: On Wednesday, July 3, from 10AM-3PM the Red Cross is having a blood drive at Alma Via, at 1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132. For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code:  AlmaVia or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Give Blood, save a life!

Legislative Alert!!! The California Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCC) asks California Catholics to pay attention to the progress of Senate Bill 360 in the state legislature and to express to legislators their disagreement with a proposed law that would require priests to violate the seal of sacramental Confession. The latest news from CCC, and links to take action, are at cacatholic.org/thoughts-and-defiance-sb-360. To understand what the Sacrament of Penance is, and what is at stake in this proposed law, the CCC recommends a set of eight short videos published this week by Catholic News Service. Here’s one:

Religious Freedom Ecumenical Vespers: On Friday, June 21, at, Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Street in San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will lead Vespers (Evening Prayer) in commemoration of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher. A sermon will be given by Armenian Orthodox priest Fr. Barouyr Shernezian. After Vespers, a special reception for young adults will be held at Stein’s Austrian Pub, one block from the church. All are welcome to attend Vespers!

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 16 The Most Holy Trinity
Monday 17 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 18 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday 19 Romauld; Abbot
Thursday 20 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday 21 Aloysius Gonzaga; Religious
Saturday 22 Paulinus of Nola; Bishop,  John Fisher and Thomas More; Martyrs
Sunday 23 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,563.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 2: 1-11; I Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Romans 8:8-17. John 20: 19-23 or John 145:15-16, 23b-26. In the first reading from Acts, we hear the account of the Holy Spirit coming to rest upon the disciples and followers, enabling them to proclaim the Gospel in many languages. In the second reading, Paul writes to the Corinthians about the variety of gifts and service but one Spirit and Lord. He speaks of the Church as the body of Christ. In the Gospel (in a passage often referred to as ‘John’s Pentecost’), John gives an account of the disciples and their first experience with the living Christ—Christ who breathes on them and tells them to Receive the Holy Spirit.

Domenica Di Pentecoste

Lo Spirito è l’anima della Chiesa che conferisce la vita divina, realizza l’unita organica e assicura la continuità nel tempo. La preghiera che la Chiesa innalza a Dio è ispirata dall’Amore che è lo Spirito Santo.

 

聖神降臨節(若二十:19-23)

我們都知道,天主聖三的道理非常神妙,聖父、聖子我們還可以領悟,因為我們有父子關係的體驗,但是天主第三位的聖神,在做什麼呢?說祂時時處處在聖化我們,但仍是很難領會。對聖神的解釋也許可以從比喻出發

今天是聖神降臨節,讓我寫出一些聽來的比喻

聖神像空氣一樣,沒有顏色、沒有形像、不聲不響,祂的存在和影響不受我們注意,但祂的確存在。沒有祂,我們活不出教友的生活來

聖神像地球周圍的「大氣層」,保護我們的靈魂。

聖神是氧氣,沒有氧氣我們活不了,聖神使我們不知不覺中每天做好事,聖化我們的生命,使我們活在天主的愛之中

聖神是講話時的口氣,沒有聖神的人可以花言巧語。有學問修養的人講話有特殊的口氣,領受聖神的人講話有天主的「口氣」

聖神是勇氣。領受聖神後的宗徒都有勇氣,不但不怕死,並且承認為耶穌受苦是件光榮的事

聖神是志氣。宗徒跟隨耶穌三年,還是沒有什麼志氣,爭權爭利,也不很和氣,領受聖神後很有志氣,大家相親相愛,同心合力為主服務

聖神是喜氣。聖保祿宗徒歸化前充滿怒氣,四處逮捕基督徒送到官裏,領受聖神後,為耶穌受盡痛苦,仍喜氣洋洋,寫出了格林多前書中優美動人的基督愛的誡命。

聖神是和氣,教會和教友在聖神引導下,以寬恕和睦的態度待人接物

聖神是福氣,聖神降臨在聖母身上,使她敢說:「今後萬世的人要稱我是有福的」

總之,有了聖神充就滿神氣。願我們多求聖神給我們神氣

From Fr. Gael: For the Catholic Church, considered to have been publicly proclaimed on Pentecost Sunday, the nature of the universal call of the Church is its birthright. “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.” From its moment of birth as Church, it is steeped in a diversity of languages and peoples from all over Asia Minor. True, it takes a while for the lived reality to catch up with the birthright, and perhaps in some ways we are still coming to an understanding of a universal plan greater than our own limited experience. When, in today’s Gospel Christ appears in the midst of the disciples, twice he proclaims peace to them. They needed peace to cope with the reality which surrounded them. Christ in the Gospel once again proclaims PEACE, but it is to us and we need it now just as much as they needed it then. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  June 9, 2019
7:30 Marie, Giovanni, & Donato, Jr. Rossi +
8:45 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Fams. +
10:15 Soul of Lee King Fung +
11:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Dr. Karen C. Chan & Sandra Gray + (Conc.)
1:00 Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00 Louis Ferralis +

Monday  June 10, 2019
7:00 Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Carlos Manuel Martinez + (Conc.)

Tuesday   June 11, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Soul of Martha Bini +

Wednesday June 12, 2019
7:00 Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00 Anthony Cresci + – Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

Thursday   June 13, 2019
7:00 Birthday of Dominique Ortesi
9:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family + – In Honor of St. Anthony (Conc.)

 Friday  June 14, 2019
7:00 Chan Mei Kwan +
9:00 Marie Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

 Saturday  June 15, 2019
7:30 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 June Marie Blum +
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Patrick Steffel – Tommaso San Filippo
Dr. Karen C. Chan – Sandra Gray

Particular Items

Pentecost Sunday: We will be joined today at the 11:45 AM Italian Mass by Members of the Italian Catholic Federation from all over the Bay Area. Bishop Robert Christian will be the main celebrant and Bishop Emeritus Stephen Blaire will concelebrate. Welcome, Excellencies!

Faith Sharing Group: The Faith Sharing Group will meet on Tuesday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 PM, in the rectory.

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. Scripture Study is on hiatus through the summer.. 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.

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp begins on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068

San Antonio di Padua: On Thursday, June 13, we will honor St. Anthony of Padua at the 9:00AM Mass. St. Anthony, pray for us!

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: On June 15-16 we will be visited by our friend Issa who will offer the olive wood rosaries, nativity scenes, crucifixes, etc., made by the Christian families in Bethlehem. This is your chance to buy some beautiful items and all monies raised go to support the beleaguered Christians in the Holy Land.

San Calogero: On Sunday, June 16, we will also honor San Calogero, patron of Sciacca, Sicily, at the 11:45AM Italian Mass. San Calogero, pray for us!
The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Tuesday, June 18th at 7PM in the Club conference room. We will hear a short presentation on a Salesian topic and discuss Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” No reading is necessary, although it is encouraged. Meetings are approximately ninety minutes. Refreshments are served. Call or write Frank Lavin (415.310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net) with questions. All are welcome.

 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION! On Sunday, June 23, the Feast of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ, we will have a Eucharistic Corpus Christi Procession following the 1PM Mass. This is our first Corpus Christi Procession in a long time and all parishioners are invited to join us as we bring the Blessed Sacrament to the people of North Beach!

CCD: Our Religious Education-CCD program has come to an end for school year 2018-2019. Thank you to all the students, parents and guardians for accompanying and attending the weekly classes. Congratulations to the Communion & Confirmation students who have received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.  Good luck to our Confirmation students as they embark to their new chapter in life-High School. We will keep you all in our prayers for a good and relaxing Summer!

Religious Freedom Panel June 29: Last year’s Religious Freedom week (June 22-29) closed right here at Saints Peter and Paul with a wonderfully successful Religious Freedom panel discussion, on our saints’ feastday. This coming June 29, we will host another religious freedom event at Saints Peter and Paul, “Faith, Film and Freedom,” featuring film producer Megan Harrington (Unplanned, The Dating Project) and actor and writer Chris Meehan. (The Dating Project, Family Theater). They will explore religious freedom in the film industry: where is it being restricted? and where and how is it thriving? The event will be in the Parish Center, following the 5:00PM Mass. Refreshments will be served.

RCIA: This coming Pentecost Sunday is the end of our RCIA program for this year 2018-2019. Thank you and congratulations to our neophytes who have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. May the good Lord continue to guide and increase your journey in the faith.

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!

Protecting Our Kids Seminar: Sex Education and Your Rights as Parents: On Saturday, June 15 at St. Bruno Church Parish Hall, 555 San Bruno Ave W., San Bruno the Archdiocese of San Francisco is sponsoring the Protecting Our Kids Seminar: Did you know that new California law now requires sex education in public and charter schools—and that the recommended curricula include pornographic content including graphic instructions and aggressive promotion of morally objectionable concepts of human sexuality? What can we do to protect our children? Panel includes Ed Hopfner, Archdiocese of San Francisco, Director of Marriage & Family Life; Sr. Maria Concepcion MC, Missionaries of Charity, and others. Learn more here.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 09 Pentecost Sunday
Monday 10 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday 11 Barnabas; Apostle
Wednesday 12 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday 13 Anthony of Padua; Priest, Doctor
Friday 14 Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 15 Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 16 The Most Holy Trinity

Your faithful donations of May 19: $4,325.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.

Your faithful donations of May 26: $4,527.
Second Collection (Parish School) : $1,779.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.

Your faithful donations of last week: $4,059.
Second Collection (Catholic Comm. Campaign): $1,127.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23; Luke 24:46-53. In the first reading, Luke recounts the many times that Jesus presented himself alive to his Apostles, his promise of the Holy Spirit to come, and Jesus being lifted up [where] a cloud took him from their sight. In the second reading, Paul prays that the Ephesians may have wisdom and knowledge of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that they are witnesses to the things that had been written and fulfilled. Then he blesses them and is taken up to heaven.

 

 

Ascensione del Signore

Gesù è presente in modi nuovi nella communità di quanti credono nel suo nome: nella Chiesa, nell’Eucaristia e nei Sacramenti. La Chiesa è chiamata a prolungare nel tempo la sua presenza e la sua azione. Cristo asceso in cielo siede alla destra di Dio e nel suo nome sono predicati e testimoniati il perdono dei peccati e la conversione.

 

From Fr. Gael:

“Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”

These are the words that the angels dressed in white address to those who watched Jesus ascend into heaven. In other words, they were being told that the physical presence of Jesus on earth had ended. A new chapter was beginning, and they were going to be the ones to write it. Jesus left it in their hands. This is the beginning of the Book of Acts which records the growth and development of the Church. Jesus promised them the presence of the Spirit to guide them. That same Spirit has been guiding the Church for centuries and continues to guide it today. Through the centuries the church has dealt with problems and gone through purification of its human frailty. Today, these would be the words of the angels dressed in white: Why are you standing here, go and make the Church all that Christ called it to be!”  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday June 2, 2019
7:3 Wedding Anniversary Andrea & Rose Marenzi +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 Carla Ferrando + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini + (Conc.)
1:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Famliy +
5:00 Eddie Prudente, II +

Monday June 3, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Guy & Susie Fabri + – Luciana Masciocchi

Tuesday June 4, 2019
7:00 Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00 Chan Mei Kwei + – Giorgio Rossi + (Conc.)

Wednesday June 5, 2019
7:00 Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +
9:00 Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Thursday June 6, 2019
7:00 Josephine Ross +
9:00 Mary Ellen Arosteguy Fay +

Friday June 7, 2019
7:00 Geraldine Reedy +
9:00 Antonio Corona +

Saturday June 8, 2019
7:30 Velia Leoni +
9:00 Giuseppe Balistreri +
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

Baptisms
Ezekiel Noel Leon
Oliver Gabriel Nasraty

Weddings
John Rocco and Joni Maybury
The Filomenas’ Renewal of Vows

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Right before He ascended into heaven, Jesus told the Apostles (including us!): “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15). The Communications Campaign is one way we can do that today. Please be generous!

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

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

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing Group will meet Tuesday, June 11, 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.

Religious Freedom Panel: Last year’s Religious Freedom week (June 22-29) closed right here at Saints Peter and Paul with a wonderfully successful Religious Freedom panel discussion, on our saints’ feastday. This coming June 29, we will host another religious freedom event at Saints Peter and Paul, “Faith, Film and Freedom,” featuring film producer Megan Harrington (Unplanned, The Dating Project) and actor and writer Chris Meehan. (The Dating Project, Family Theater). They will explore religious freedom in the film industry: where is it being restricted? and where and how is it thriving? The event will be in the Parish Center, following the 5:00PM Mass. Refreshments will be served.

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191.

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. 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!”

Pentecost Sunday: Next Sunday is Pentecost. We will be joined at the 11:45 AM Mass by Members of the Italian Catholic Federation from all over the Bay Area. Bishop Robert Christian will be the main celebrant and Bishop Emeritus Stephen Blaire will concelebrate. Welcome, Excellencies!

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day Camp: Day Camp begins on June 11 and runs through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:30 PM. Before and after camp care is also included. Ages served are 3 1/2 to 9. For complete information, contact Joselyn Staley at jstaley@salesianclub.org or (415) 397-3068

San Antonio di Padua: On Thursday, June 13, we will honor St. Anthony of Padua at the 9:00AM Mass,. St. Anthony, pray for us!

Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Items: On June 15-16 we will be visited by our friend Issa who will offer the olive wood rosaries, nativity scenes, crucifixes, etc., made by the Christian families in Bethlehem. This is your chance to buy some beautiful items and all monies raised go to support the beleaguered Christians in the Holy Land.

San Calogero: On Sunday, June 16, we will also honor San Calogero, patron of Sciacca, Sicily, at the 11:45AM Italian Mass. San Calogero, pray for us!

Protecting Our Kids! On Saturday, June 15, at St. Bruno Church Parish Hall, in San Bruno the Archdiocese will host the Protecting Our Kids Seminar, which will address California’s new extremely problematic Sex Education curriculum, and explore your rights as a parent. Please go here for all details.

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 02 The Ascension of the Lord
Monday 03 Charles Lwanga and Companions; Martyrs
Tuesday 04 Easter Weekday
Wednesday 05 Boniface; Bishop, Martyr
Thursday 06 Easter Weekday, Norbert; Bishop
Friday 07 Easter Weekday
Saturday 08 Easter Weekday
Sunday 09 Pentecost Sunday

Your faithful donations of last week will be published in next week’s bulletin.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14: 23-29. In the first reading, a letter from the Church in Jerusalem is delivered to the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. In it they are assured that they are under no burdens of the Mosaic law. Revelation gives us a vision of splendor: the holy city Jerusalem. Jesus, in the Gospel, tells his disciples that he and the Father will dwell within those who love him and keep his word. He also promises to send the Holy Spirit as an advocate.

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La luce della verità è stata accesa nei nostra cuori con il dono della fede, che rende sicura la nostra libertà, corregge le opinioni distorte, vince i pregiudizi e la paure ed edifica la giustizia. Bisogna cercare, confrontarsi, portando nel cuore la fiducia verso lo Spirito che è continuamente all’opera durante la nostra peregrinazione terrena, per aiutarci a comprendere la Parola che il Signore ci ha donato.

 

 

 

From Father Gael: Continuing from last week’s Gospel, Jesus is giving some words of advice to his disciples about how they are to live after he has left them. He promises them the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in his name. Thus, the Trinity will be involved in his abiding presence and support. And we are to remember, that the Spirit is the powerful LOVE of the Father and Son, so powerful that it is the third person of the Trinity. Last week’s Gospel was all about the hallmark LOVE of Jesus. And here it is again.

Then Jesus says: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” Peace and freedom from fear! These are two important elements in our daily endeavor to follow Christ. We need to allow the peace of Christ to be the spiritual ground of our daily endeavor. That frees us from inordinate fear. That allows us to encounter the normal adversity of life with the courage to move ahead. We are not left by Christ without the equipment to move ahead. Jesus then tells his disciples that he is saying all this to prepare them. However, he was not preparing just them. His words are also dynamically directed to us.

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday May 26, 2019
7:30 Chan Mei Kwei +
8:45 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15 Kim Chan +
11:45 Ernesto Bacino & Carla Ferrando + – Mary Hofer + (Conc.)
1:00 John DeLucchi V
5:00 For the Soul of Jerry Ortega Bini +

Monday May 27, 2019
7:00 Peter Domenici, III +
9:00 Giulio Guidi + – Maria Ellen Arosteguy Fay + (Conc.)

Tuesday May 28, 2019
7:00 Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00 Dominic & Frank Romeo + – Birthday of Clorinda Lucero (Conc.)

Wednesday May 29, 2019
7:00 Angelina & Guido Torre +
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)

Thursday May 30, 2019
7:00 Thanksgiving Gena Rosales
9:00 For the Soul of Gelasio Bini + – Robert Redmond + (Conc.)

Friday May 31, 2019
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Inez Leon + – Alfio Pierantoni + (Conc.)

Saturday June 1, 2019
7:30 Felice & Grazia Spingola, Francisco & Maria Spingola +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
5:00 The Pierini & Spes Families +

Baptisms
Rexy Ross

Weddings
Nicholas Castelli and Amanda Bowman
Matthew McDonough and Amanda Dienst

Rest in Peace
Florence Rubino

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we will have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous in supporting Catholic education, and helping those who cannot afford the full amount to be able to experience the Salesian charism!

Dinner for the Poor: Today, at 5PM, we host our monthly “Bringing Two Worlds Together” dinner. If you’d like to help, be in the cafeteria at 4PM!

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing will meet Tuesday, May 28 from 6:30 – 8:00. The group will meet in the rectory and will be reading Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s book “The Gift of God” about the Holy Spirit.

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

The Solemnity of the Ascension: Thursday is the Ascension, but in our Archdiocese it is celebrated on the following Sunday, so we will celebrate next Sunday.

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.

Graduation: On Friday, May 31, at 5:00 PM, we celebrate the Graduation Mass for our Saints Peter and Paul School Class of 2019. It is a bittersweet moment: our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to friends, but exciting new opportunities await. Class of 2019, we know you will make us proud!

Second Collection: Next week we will have a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Right before He ascended into heaven, Jesus told the Apostles (including us!): “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15). The Communications Campaign is one way we do that today. Envelopes are in the pews.

Religious Freedom Panel: Last year’s Religious Freedom week (June 22-29) closed right here at Saints Peter and Paul with a wonderfully successful Religious Freedom panel discussion, on our saints’ feastday. This coming June 29, we will host another religious freedom event at Saints Peter and Paul, “Faith, Film and Freedom,” featuring film producer Megan Harrington (Unplanned, The Dating Project) and actor and writer Chris Meehan. (The Dating Project, Family Theater). They will explore religious freedom in the film industry: where is it being restricted? and where and how is it thriving? The event will be in the Parish Center, following the 5:00PM Mass. Refreshments will be served.

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191.

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!

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 26 Sixth Sunday of Easter
Monday 27 Easter Weekday
Augustine of Canterbury; Bishop
Tuesday 28 Easter Weekday
Wednesday 29 Easter Weekday
Thursday 30 Easter Weekday
The Ascension of the Lord
Friday 31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday 01 Justin; Martyr
Sunday 02 The Ascension of the Lord

Your faithful donations of last week will be published in the June 9 bulletin.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 14:21-27; Revelation 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a, 34-35. Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, strengthening the spirits of the disciples and giving an account of all that God has done with them. In the second reading, John foretells the restored creation where God will make his home among his people and wipe away all their tears. Jesus gives his disciples a new commandment to love one another.

 

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Paolo e Barnaba ritornano dal loro primo viaggio missionario nella chiesa da cui sono partiti. Questo comportamento diventa costahte nella Communità cristiana, chiamata da Gesù ad annuciare a tutti gli uomini la Buona Notizia. La Chiesa è madre, che apre le porte a tutti gli uomini per condurli a riconoscere in Gesù l’unico Salvatore.

 

From Fr. Gael:
Judas in today’s gospel leaves the room on his way to meet with those to whom he will betray Jesus very soon. Jesus lets the disciples know that he will not be with them physically very much longer. He gives them a new commandment which will become the hallmark of his followers. “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”. The statement is crystal clear, unambiguous in any fashion. It is a matter of LOVE, his LOVE. Jesus has led by example. His love led him to Calvary and the ultimate sacrifice of LOVE, his life for our LOVE. In our contemporary culture there is a great emphasis on the fulfillment of the individual over the LOVE of others. It is a self-centered focus. The focus of Christ is OTHER. The choice of Christ is clear. Is my choice clear? Do people know we are his disciples? Is that clear? -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  May 19, 2019
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Intention of the Wildland Firefighters
10:15 Chan Mei Kwei  +
11:45 GB De Martini + – Lilia Mosquera + (Conc.)
1:00 Antonio Corona +
5:00 Giuseppe, & Angela Balistreri & Family +

Monday  May 20, 2019
7:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00 Antonio Corona + – Gaetano Alioto + (Conc.)

Tuesday   May 21, 2019
7:00 Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Fu Sheung Lee + (Conc.)

Wednesday May 22, 2019
7:00 Augusta Scoel & Giovanna Martignano +
9:00 Bernard Quinteros +– Luigi Grelli + (Conc.)

Thursday   May 23, 2019
7:00 Ines Greco +
9:00 Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + – Segundina M. De Leon + (Conc.)

 Friday  May 24, 2019
7:00 Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00 Victor Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Pamela Gonzalves + (Conc.)

 Saturday  May 25, 2019
7:30 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi  +
9:00 Lorenzo & Angela Lazio + – Gianfranco Giotta + (Conc.)
5:00 The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Baptisms
Charlotte Carini
Mason & Dillon Hennessy
Emma, Sophia, & William Caboara

Weddings

Julius Miralles and Jaycee De Guzman
Chris Martin and Tiffany Yu

Rest in Peace

William ‘Bill’ May
Particular Items

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

St. Rita: On Wednesday, May 22, we celebrate the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia. St. Rita, pray for us

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: Every Wednesday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church. The parking lot will be open. Scripture Study is on hiatus until the end of the summer.Sunrise Art Show: On Thursday, May 23, we will host the annual Sunrise Art Show, featuring works from all grades, in the cafeteria, at 8:00 AM. All are invited!

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.

Mary Help of Christians: This Friday, May 24 we celebrate the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, patroness of the Salesians on Salesian Sisters. We will have May Crowning at the 9:00 AM Mass. All are invited! “Trust Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are!” –St. John Bosco.

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

Dinner for the Poor: Next Sunday , at 5PM, we host our monthly “Bringing Two Worlds Together” dinner. If you’d like to help, be in the cafeteria at 4PM!

Faith Sharing Group: The next Faith Sharing Group ill meet Tuesday, May 28 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.

Graduation: On Friday, May31, at 5:00 PM, we celebrate the Graduation Mass for our Saints Peter and Paul  School Class of 2019. It is a bittersweet moment: our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to friends, but exciting new opportunities await. Class of 2019, we know you will make us proud!

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!

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

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

Pregnant? Need Help? No woman should be left alone! That’s the message of the Gabriel Project, a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, committed to the that support of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. The Gabriel Project works so that no woman will feel she needs to have an abortion due to being poor or alone. We need help to get that message out! The Gabriel Project has a chapter at Saints Peter and Paul. Please let any women you know who is pregnant that we stand ready to help! Call 1-800-910-0191.

Religious Freedom Seminar: Last year’s Religious Freedom week (June 22-29) closed right here at Saints Peter and Paul with a wonderfully successful Religious Freedom panel discussion, on our saints’ feastday. This coming June 29, we will host another religious freedom event at Saints Peter and Paul, “Faith, Film and Freedom,” featuring film producer Megan Harrington (Unplanned, The Dating Project) and actor and writer Chris Meehan. (The Dating Project, Family Theater). They will explore religious freedom in the film industry: where is it being restricted? and where and how is it thriving? The event will be in the Parish Center, following the 5:00PM Mass. Refreshments will be served.

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday 19 Fifth Sunday of Easter
Monday 20 Easter Weekday, Bernardine of Siena; Priest
Tuesday 21 Easter Weekday, Christopher Magallannes; Priest, and Companions; Martyrs
Wednesday 22 Easter Weekday, Rita of Cascia; Religious
Thursday 23 Easter Weekday
Friday 24 Easter Weekday, Mary Help of Christians
Saturday 25 Easter Weekday, Bede the Venerable; Priest, Doctor. Gregory VII; Pope, Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi; Virgin
Sunday 26 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,511.
Second Collection (Catholic Charities)  $2,437.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Acts 13:14, 43-52; Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; John 10: 27-30. As Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, they encounter more Gentiles who are receptive to their message. In John’s vision, a great multitude from every corner of the earth is seen gathering together. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks of his sheep knowing his voice and following after him.

 

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La vita è risposta all’amore di Dio. Ogni uomo sente la vocazione a realizzare una vita piena e compiuta. Che accoglie la chiamata di Dio prova grande gioia. I credenti riconoscono Dio e il suo regno come l’unica cosa necessaria a tutti gli uomini.
From Fr. Gael: Christ in the Gospel today speaks of his sheep “hearing his voice.” But it would be worthwhile for us to make a distinction here between “hear” and “listen to” his voice. We can be in a room where background music is playing, and we hear it but are not listening to it. It becomes merely a background presence for us. In our relationship with Jesus is he merely background music for us or do we actively listen to his voice? This is a critically important question for us to answer to ourselves. It will determine how seriously we take our relationship with Jesus in our lives. It is when we listen proactively that we can grow the relationship and follow Jesus. He will be true to his word and we will not perish. He will give us eternal life.                                                                                                 –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Baptisms
Alexander Ben Casciato
Weddings
Menbere Aklilu & Jean-Yves Charon
Rest-in-Peace
Lucille Busalacchi

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Particular Items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Domenica 3A Di Pasqua

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

 

復活期第三主日

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

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

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

 

From Fr. Gael:

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

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

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

Weddings
Mark Davoren and Hui Zhou

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

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Particular Items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 05 Third Sunday of Easter
Mon-Thurs 06-09 Easter Weekdays
Friday 10 Easter Weekday, Damien de Veuster; Priest
Saturday 11 Easter Weekday
Sunday 12 Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

Your faithful donations of last week: $3,466.
Second Collection (Home Missions) : $1,961.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

Acts 5:12-16; Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31. In the first reading, the Apostles performed many signs and wonders, and many came to believe. In Revelation, John, imprisoned, had a vision of Jesus in heaven and was commanded to write all that he saw. In the Gospel, the resurrected Jesus reveals himself to Thomas, who only then came to believe. Jesus said, Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.

O Della Divina Misericordia

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

復活期第二主日   救主慈悲主日

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

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

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

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

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

 

Baptisms
Rafael Psarras – Elliana Aceituno

Weddings
Pedro Mendez and Shannon Brownm
Brian Hmelyar and Amie Tran

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

 

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

Particular Items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Domenica Di Pasqua
 
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.

 

復活主日
主己復活,請歡欣!

 

 今天福音記載瑪利亞瑪逹肋納、聖伯多祿和聖若望三人對耶穌復活的反應各不相同。

瑪利亞瑪逹肋納看見墓門的大石被移開,以為耶穌的屍體被搬走,覺得傷心和迷惑,不知怎辦,跑去告訴西滿伯多祿。伯多祿看見頭巾和殮布沒有放在一起,而是卷着,他也不明白是怎麼一回事。聖若望比伯多祿跑得快,他進了墓穴,也看見殮布放在那裏。

 

聖若望宗徒看到墓穴的情形,由於他是耶穌的愛徒,他也特別愛耶穌,他和耶穌心靈相契,所以立刻就相信主己復活了。瑪利亞瑪逹肋納聽了耶穌喊她的名字:「瑪利亞!」這如雷貫耳的一聲 ,使她認出了主。伯多祿直到在耶穌寛恕他,三次問他:「你愛我嗎?」並且把牧民的責任交給他時,才真正認出主己復活。

 

我們一生中,在不同的時段,也會經驗到像上述的情形才認出主來,但不管怎樣,能夠認出主己復活是個大恩賜。因為無論科學怎樣發達,人無法使人從死者中復活。而世上有各種痛苦、傷心失意,但我們有一個全能全善的天主,祂會帶我們走過幽谷;我們有一天也要復活,獲得永生。

 

這是上主所安排的一天,我們要歡欣鼓舞。

 

From Fr. Gael:
John does a beautiful thing in writing about the discovery of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He makes Mary of Magdala the one to discover the Resurrection. She stood at the foot of the cross with his Mother and accompanied him to his last breath and saw his lifeless body placed in his mother’s arms. Oh, the immensity of that moment. Oh, the transcendental tragedy of that death. Now she has come to care for the one she and the other women along with Joseph of Arimathea had to so quickly bury before the Sabbath, only to find that he has no need of further care. He has arisen! She does not fully comprehend that immediately but does immediately go to Peter, the designated leader, now more than ever, to tell him of Jesus’ disappearance. Only gradually will she and all the others comprehend that human history has irrevocably changed. O Death where is your sting! O Death where is your victory! Perhaps we still have not fully comprehended the immensity of that moment when LIFE triumphs over death forever. It took the disciples a while. May it not take us as long!  Happy and Blessed Easter!                                                                                                           -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

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

Baptisms
Jacob and Joshua Rodriguez
Rest-in-Peace
Dawn Williams – Dora Fong  – Rita Pieri
Lucille Busalacchi – Rita Malatesta – Ida DeBrunner
Gaetano Alioto – Marie Louise Tanner

Particular Items

Easter Preparation of the Sanctuary. Photo from Fr. Jose.

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 martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org  “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

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

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

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.

 

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.
-From the Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

 

Liturgical Calendar
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

 

Your faithful donations of April 13 & 14: $5,337.
Weekly Parish Expenses: $20,715.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!
Luke 19:28-40; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56. In the procession with palms, Luke recounts the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where people proclaimed, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. In the first reading, Isaiah prophesies about the Lord’s servant. In the second reading from Philippians, Paul quotes a hymn that tells of the “emptying” and subsequent exaltation of Christ. In the Gospel, Luke recounts the events of Christ’s passion: from the meal with his Apostles, to his agony on the Mount of Olives, and then his arrest, crucifixion, death and burial.

 

Domenica Delle Palme

Nei canti del “Servo di Jahvé” il profeta Isaia ci ha lasciato i tratti sconcertanti della misteriosa figura che prende su di sé i peccati degli uomini e dà senso alla sofferenza e alla morte. L’evagelista Luca presenta gli avvenimenti ed i particolari che ci mostrano l’amore del Signore.

 

 

聖枝主日

今天我們看到耶穌騎着驢子慢走進耶路撒冷,受到群眾熱烈歡迎,有人把毛氈和衣服舖在地上,讓驢子走過;許多人揚着棕櫚葉、橄欖葉高聲喊:「賀三納!因上主之名而來的,應受讚頌!」歡呼之聲徹雲宵。可是幾天之後,就在同一城之內,人聲鼎沸:「釘死他!釘死他!」

這段福音使我發生很大的感慨:耶穌願意進入我們的心裏,祂不需要我們像當年的群眾那像高聲吶喊,祂祇希望我們以喜樂的精神,把心交給祂,去關懷人,平靜而誠懇地把每天的工作做好,祂希望常常這樣安安靜靜地在我們的心裏,和我們在一起。

我們生命中也許會像當年的群眾那樣,有一份熱情,可惜這熱情往往很快就消失。為什麼轉變得那樣快?原來在我們心中有一個驚人的事實,我們可以做得最好,但也可以很壞。更可怕的是,這種善惡之間可以是瞬息之間的事,所謂一念之差,籌成大錯。所以我們緊緊地守衛心神,以祈禱、克己、守齋去鍛鍊它,使我們能忠誠無私,堅毅不移地跟隨耶穌。

聖母這天也在耶路撒冷,她要分擔耶穌的苦難,讓我們親近她,她會教我們怎樣和耶穌永遠在一起,怎樣在日常生活中時時和耶穌心連心。

 

From Fr. Gael: This Sunday we read the Passion according to St. Luke. My suggestion this week is that I not write a paragraph or two, but rather invite each of us to find some time today or tomorrow to slowly, meditatively and reflectively read the Gospel and let the Passion of Jesus Christ speak to us. May Holy Week, the Holiest Week of the Liturgical year speak to your heart and inspire your soul.
–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday  April 14, 2019
7:30 Maria, Giovanni, & Donato, Jr. Rossi +
8:45 Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45 GB De Martini +
1:00 Louis Ferralis +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

Monday  April 15, 2019
7:00 The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00 Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +

Tuesday  April 16, 2019
7:00 Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00 Caterina, Antonio, & Albert Romeo + – Maria Ellen Arosteguy Fay + (Conc.)

Wednesday April 17, 2019
7:00 Edward Sabini +
9:00 Louis, Ines, Joseph, & Carmella Greco +

SACRED TRIDUUM

Thursday   April 18, 2019: The Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:30PM Silvio & Elvira Toso + – Chan Mei Kwan + (Conc.)

Friday  April 19, 2019: Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
No Mass

Saturday  April 20, 2019: Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
8:30 PM The Giurlani Family + – Frank DiLorenzo + (Conc.)

 

 

Rest in Peace
Dora Fong – Lucille Busalacchi
Rita Malatesta – Rita Pieri

HOLY WEEK

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of Holy Week
Masses at 7:00 and 9:00 AM

SACRED TRIDUUM

Thursday, April 18
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (No Morning Mass)
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 PM

Friday, April 19
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (No Morning Mass)
Stations of the Cross: Italian: 12:00 PM    English: 1:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: English: 2:00 PM
Cantonese: 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 20
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (No Morning Mass)
The Easter Vigil: 8:30 PM

Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses:
English: 7:30 AM, 8:45 AM, & 1:00 PM
Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM
Italian: 11:45 AM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass Easter Sunday)

 

Particular Items

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let the parish office know!!

Eucharistic Adoration/Scripture Study: This Holy Week, make time for the Lord!! 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.

Pope Emeritus Benedict on the Abuse Scandal: Here is a must-read essay on the underlying climate that allowed the Church sexual abuse scandals, which has hurt so many people, to occur.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: This year’s assessment is $89,853. So far 37 parishioners or families have donated or pledged $23,231, leaving us with a balance of $66,622. Join your fellow parishioners in helping to meet our shared obligation. We invite those who can to join the 1% Club—parishioners who are able to contribute 1% of our total assessment. If you can, do it! If you can do more, do more! But all of us need to do something!

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.

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!

Extraordinary Visitation 2019: This week we will happily host Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga SDB, who is visiting our Province on behalf of the Salesian Rector Major. Fr. Arokiam will visit the Church, School, and Club, and will meet with the Salesians, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, and the School and Club staff. We welcome Fr. Arokiam, and look forward to his fraternal guidance!

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

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

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.
 
Liturgical Calendar
Sunday 14 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday 15 Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday 16 Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday 17 Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday 18 Holy Thursday
Friday 19 Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday 20 Holy Saturday
Sunday 21 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

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