Exodus 24: 3-8; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14: 12-16, 22-26. In the first reading, Moses uses the blood of young bulls to seal the covenant between God and the Israelites. In the Letter to the Hebrews, the author explains that Christ is the high priest, and the new mediator of the covenant. In  the Gospel, Jesus blesses the bread and wine at the Passover meal and instructs his disciples to receive them, as his body and blood of the new covenant.

Corpo e Sangue di Cristo

Per continuare il dialogo d’amore e salvare gli uomini dal peccato, il Figlio di Dio si è fatto uomo, morendo in croce e risorgendo il terzo giorno. Gesù ha istituito il sacramento dell’Eucarista, cibo dell’anima e pegno della gloria futura. Nella solennità odierna la Chiesa universale si raccoglie davanti al SS.mo Sacramento, per riscoprire il vitale significato di questa Presenza.

 

 基督聖體聖血節

今天我們慶祝基督聖體聖血節。今天讀的是瑪爾谷福音第十四章,記述耶穌和門徒吃最後晚餐,並且在晚餐中建立了聖體聖事。祝聖了麵餅和酒使它們真正成為耶穌自己。我們都知道,聖體是耶穌真正血和肉,耶穌在聖體聖事中真正臨在;但我們不明白為什麼是這樣。正如天主三位一體的信道一樣,是個奧秘,我們要以信德的精神去接受。

聖體是耶穌賜給我們的禮物,祂要把自己完全送給我們,常常和我們在一起,要我們紀今祂,學祂,像似祂,成為祂。因此我們領聖體時要懷着熱心,恭敬,感激、受教的心情去接受;也可以像對一位尊敬的知心好友一樣,把心中的一切喜樂與哀愁向祂傾訴,求祂幫助。

聖體的奧秘是一直以來世人,甚至聰明才智的人都不明白的一回事,但他們也像我們一樣相信了。當耶穌告訴群眾人要吃祂的肉,飲祂的血才得永生。許多人聽了都不相信,離開了。但耶穌任由他們離開,祂沒有說:「我說這話不是當真的」 或者說「麵餅和酒象徵我的身體。」末了,祂還向門徒們挑戰,「你們呢?你們不離開嗎?」但他們並沒有離開。因為聖體是很大恩賜,也是聖寵的來源。最要緊的是我們領了聖體之後,要決心效法耶穌,要變成像似耶穌。

 

From Fr. Gael: The Gospel from Mark today gives us a narration of the institution of the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. This is the feast we celebrate today, “Corpus Christi,” the Body of Christ.

It seems to me that this must have been a beautiful moment but also one which was perplexing to the understanding of the disciples. What is Jesus talking about? This is my body. This is my blood.  It will take time for them to interiorize the meaning of the proclamation of Christ.

 We are the descendants of the disciple and in our human condition we share the same short-sightedness. Have we come to understand in some way this marvelous moment of the Body and Blood of Jesus?

The disciples would “do this in memory of me,” in the life of the early Christian community. And in the first centuries of the church would come to understand it better. We have this from the record of their writings. We have more background with which to ponder, meditate and appreciate the “do this in memory of me.” But do we?

Each time we receive the Eucharist there is an opportunity to ponder the love left us by Jesus Christ, to partake in this awesome mystery of faith, to reaffirm our faith as we take Christ into our very being. Too much familiarity with such an awesome reality can dull our appreciation of this very mystery. Let us endeavor to make each reception of the Body and Blood of Christ a always unique encounter with the Christ of the Gospels who has chosen to be with us always. “Do this in Memory of me!” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                                June 6, 2021
8:45        Nicola Sanguinetti + The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Lee King Fung +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul  -Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        Eddie Prudente, II + 

Monday                                               June 7, 2021
7:00        Queena Maggiora +
9:00        Anthony Cresci + -Intention Mr. & Mrs. Michael Thomma & Family 

Tuesday                                               June 8, 2021
7:00        Giuseppe Balistreri +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini + 

Wednesday                                       June 9, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for all Blessings from the Friedman Leon Family
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci & Queena Maggiora + 

Thursday                                             June 10, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Antonio Corona + 

Friday                                                   June 11, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for Archbishop Cordileone
9:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini +

Saturday                                              June 12, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
5:00        Ruth, Guido, & Gig Ghiglieri + 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
For each intention mentioned in the group below, individual Masses will be said in our Parishes, Schools or Missions.
In Honor of the Infant of Prague

 

Baptisms
Declan Kennedy—Antonia Marie Russo-Arbore
Uriel Ezra Lopez

 Rest-in-Peace
Maria Grazia Addiego – Ed Gleason
Leilani Pearl Guerrero-Cleeton – Joseph Hogan

 

Particular Items

Our 2019 Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession: Today, following the noon Mass we will have a Corpus Christi Procession around Washington Square and the block the Church is on. Join us!

Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Sacred Heart: Friday, June 11 is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will have Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30AM to 3:30PM.  “I beg you to recommend to everyone, first Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then reverence for most holy Mary.” – Don Bosco.

Immaculate Heart of Mary: On Saturday, we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Protector of our Archdiocese,  pray for us!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 41 parishioners have pledged/paid $18,895, leaving us with a balance of $39,059. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators, the Salesian Lay Ministry founded by Don Bosco himself, will meet Munday, June 7 at 7:00PM. Via Zoom. For more information contact Frank Lavin at frankrlavin@outlook.com

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

The Year of St. Joseph: Saints talk about St. Joseph: “He is Holy Joseph, because according to the opinion of a great number of doctors, he, as well as St. John Baptist, was sanctified even before he was born. He is Holy Joseph, because his office, of being spouse and protector of Mary, specially demanded sanctity. He is Holy Joseph, because no other Saint but he lived in such and so long intimacy and familiarity with the source of all holiness, Jesus, God incarnate, and Mary, the holiest of creatures.” -St. John Henry Newman.

Support Catholic Healthcare in San Francisco! The Bella Health & Wellness Medical Center is scheduled to open in August 2021 in the Medical Arts Building on Jackson and Van Ness—right in our parish—and they need our help! “The vision of Bella Health + Wellness is to restore a culture of life and healing to healthcare by providing state-of-the-art medical care that is deeply rooted in the centuries-old Catholic healthcare tradition of recognizing the absolute and unrepeatable value of each human person from conception to death.” Archbishop Cordileone says: “Bella is an answer to my prayers to bring an authentically Catholic woman-centered healthcare clinic to our people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. I invite your collaboration and support so together we can make something beautiful for God. May God bless and reward you for doing so!” To learn more, and to donate to this worthy cause, visit bellahw.org or send a check to Bella Health and Wellness, PO Box 641801, San Francisco CA 94164. Flyers are on the tables.

Pray for our Priests: On Mondays: we pray for Fr. Al; Tuesday: Fr. Gael; Wednesday: Fr. Gustavo; Thursday: Fr. Armand. Pray at least a decade of your Rosary for them, and if you can’t do that, pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. Our priests are specially targeted by Satan, and need our prayers!

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               06           The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Monday              07           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday              08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        09           Ephrem; Deacon, Doctor
Thursday            10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                 11           The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saturday             12           The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                13           11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your Weekly Gifts:

May 16:  $5,400.
May 23:  $2,743; Second Collection (Parish School): $947.
May 30:  $3,987; Second Collection (For the Poor): $786.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

 

 

Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28: 16-20. Moses speaks to the people and has them consider all the ways God has cared for them and revealed himself to them. That is why they must keep his statutes and commandments. Paul tells the Romans that all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God and heirs with Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the eleven disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 Solennità Della Santissima Trinità

 I santi segni della pietà talvolta sono fatti per abitudine. Riconosciamo il valore decisivo del segno di croce, che viene consegnato al cristiano nel giorno del Battesimo. Da allora la sua vita si trova iscritta nell’adorabile mistero della Santissima Trinità che ci comunica che Dio ci amerà per sempre.

 

天主聖三節

 今天我們回復到教會禮儀年的常年期。但本主日和下主日教會要我們注意到我們信仰上的兩個重要的奧跡,那就是天主三位一體的奧跡和耶穌聖體聖血的奧跡。天主向我們啟示祂是一個天主同時又有三品位,聖父,天主聖子和聖神。

世界上有許多事情是我們有限的智力難以完全明白或了解的,我們聽別人的話或在書報上讀到一些文字,便相信了,認為所聽到讀到的是事實。中文的「信」字很有意思,信,是因為聽了別「人」的「言」(的話)所以信。既然別人的話也可以信,那麼天主耶穌的話(聖經的話)不就更可以信嗎?因此三位一體的信道是要我們去信、去實行,而不需要去懷疑,我們到了天堂,便會明白。

聖史瑪竇的整部福音中許多重要的事都發生在山頂上,比如山中聖訓,在山上獨自祈禱,顯聖容、而今天耶穌也在山上交給了門徒們重要的使命,要他們隆重地因着聖父聖子及聖神的名給天下萬民付洗。因為救贖人類是天主聖三的工程。耶穌邀請門徒們和祂合作,也邀請我們和祂合作

 

From Fr. Gael: Celtic prayers and poems (the two are in­separable since to ask God for his blessing is already to have acknowledged his gift), the legacy of the simple farming and fishing people in the Hebrides, are shot through with an awareness of God’s presence that can speak to men and women of today. Their sense of God’s immediacy in daily living is precisely what so many people are urgently searching for today, as they struggle to acquire techniques of “mindfulness or to practice the contemplative approach in daily living. The self-conscious approach of our contemporary would, of course, would have been totally alien to a people who found it entirely natural to see God in every moment and at every level of their ordinary life. They walked with God, with Mary and the saints addressing them tenderly and familiar and involving them in whatever they were doing. (From God Under My Roof by Esther de Waal.)

I believe that this quote has something to say to us about the Trinity which we celebrate today. To often we might tend to discuss the mystery of the Trinity as something quite apart from our human existence. The spirituality of the Celts did not engage in that kind of intellectual endeavor. Rather as the quote says they lived an awareness of God’s presence in the fabric of their ordinary everyday life which means that nothing was disconnected from God. All began in God, journeyed in and with God, and was transformed by God into eternity. What awe does that bestow on our human existence! Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the beginning, now and forever. God Creator, Savior and Sanctifier in every moment of our existence. This means that holiness in God becomes accessible not solely to the theologically erudite, but rather to everyone who lives and breathes the Trinity, to each one of us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 May 30, 2021
8:45        Frank Sanguinetti + – Nunzio & Rita Crisci +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     For the Soul of Gelasio Bini +
Fernanda Matteucci & Queena Maggiora +
5:00        Antonio Corona + 

Monday                               May 31, 2021
7:00        Annetta Aiello & Maria Faraciano +
9:00        Inez Leon + – Teresa Sheeehan + 

Tuesday                               June 1, 2021
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        Felice & Grazia Spingola + & Francisco & Maria Spingola +
Healing For Joan Aiello 

Wednesday                       June 2, 2021
7:00        Anniversary of the Wedding of Andrea & Rose Marenzi +
9:00        Queena Maggiora + 

Thursday                             June 3, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Antonio Sia Lu
9:00        Candida Basuino + – Gig Ghiglieri + 

Friday                                   June 4, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Thanksgiving for the birth of Jaxon Robert Friedman 

Saturday                              June 5 , 2021
7:30        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +
9:00        Elizabeth Courtney Mitchell +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

Baptisms
Armando Benedetti 

Marriages
Elena & Stefane Quilici (Renewal of Vows)

Rest in Peace
Harvey Wilbur Itzaina
Marlene Davacanze

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the poor.

Chinese Apostolate Rosary: 玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting
5/30/2021 星期日 Sunday 上午11:30 AM
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Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00PM.

Speaking of Adoration: Friday, June 11 is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will have Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30AM to 3:30PM.  “I beg you to recommend to everyone, first Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then reverence for most holy Mary.” – Don Bosco.

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Thursday, June 3 at 4PM by Zoom. We will discuss “Words on Bathroom Walls,” by Julia Walton, a young adult book about a teen struggling with mental illness. The movie is available on Amazon as well. We will continue our discussion of “Catching Fire,’ by Fr. Albert Haase. No reading is necessary to attend. For information, contact Frank Lavin (415-310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net). 75 minutes.

Saints Peter and Paul School Class of 2021: Our class of 2021 will graduate this Friday. The Baccalaureate Mass will be at 5:00PM. Please pray for them as they embrace their new challenges confident in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Mary Help of Christians!

Choose Life! “In 2023 our nation will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the infamous Roe decision. Generations of Americans have now grown up not knowing what it is like to live in a country that values and protects the lives of the smallest, most defenseless and vulnerable members of its society. Fifty years, over 60,000,000 deaths, and many more millions of scarred lives later, it is time for a frank and honest reassessment.” … “With regard to Catholics in public life who participate in abortion or seek to advance it through legislation or advocacy, precisely because these are actions of which many people are aware it introduces another consideration: scandal. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines scandal as “an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil” (CCC n. 2284). Prominent figures in society help to shape the mores of that society, and in our culture their advocacy of abortion definitely leads others to do evil. This must be stated with clarity: anyone who actively works to promote abortion shares some of the guilt for the abortions performed because of their actions. 

But there is another source of scandal that pertains specifically to Catholics in public life: if their participation in the evil of abortion is not addressed forthrightly by their pastors, this can lead Catholics (and others) to assume that the moral teaching of the Catholic Church on the inviolate sanctity of human life is not seriously held. The constant teaching of the Catholic Church from her very beginning, the repeated exhortations of every Pope in recent times up to and including Pope Francis, the frequent statements by the bishops of the United States, all make it clear what the teaching of the Catholic Church is in regard to abortion. When public figures identify themselves as Catholics and yet actively oppose one of the most fundamental doctrines of the Church —  the inherent dignity of each and every human being and therefore the absolute prohibition of taking innocent human life — we pastors have a responsibility both to them and to the rest of our people. Our responsibility to them is to call them to conversion and to warn them that if they do not amend their lives they must answer before the tribunal of God for the innocent blood that has been shed. Our responsibility to the rest of the Catholic community is to assure them that the Church of Jesus Christ does take most seriously her mission to care for “the least of these,” as Our Lord has commanded us, and to correct Catholics who erroneously, and sometimes stubbornly, promote abortion. –Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.”  Copies available in the Church.

Pray for our Priests: On Mondays: we pray for Fr. Al; Tuesday: Fr. Gael; Wednesday: Fr. Gustavo; Thursday: Fr. Armand. Pray at least a decade of your Rosary for them, and if you can’t do that, pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. Our priests are specially targeted by Satan, and need our prayers!

Going Away and Welcome Reception: We have pushed back the date of the going-away & welcome reception for Fathers Gael & Gustavo, and our new pastor, Fr. Tho Bui. We want to host the largest number possible, and, since Covid restrictions will still be in effect on June 13, we are pushing it back. We will let you know the new date ASAP.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 34 parishioners have pledged/paid $16,945, leaving us with a balance of $41,009. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

The Year of St. Joseph: “Inspired by the Gospel, the Fathers of the Church from the earliest centuries stressed that just as St. Joseph took loving care of Mary and gladly dedicated himself to Jesus Christ’s upbringing, he likewise watches over and protects Christ’s Mystical Body, that is, the Church, of which the Virgin Mary is the exemplar and model.” –St. Pope John Paul II

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

Support Catholic Healthcare in San Francisco! The Bella Health & Wellness Medical Center is scheduled to open in August 2021 in the Medical Arts Building on Jackson and Van Ness—right in our parish—and they need our help! “The vision of Bella Health + Wellness is to restore a culture of life and healing to healthcare by providing state-of-the-art medical care that is deeply rooted in the centuries-old Catholic healthcare tradition of recognizing the absolute and unrepeatable value of each human person from conception to death.” Archbishop Cordileone says: “Bella is an answer to my prayers to bring an authentically Catholic woman-centered healthcare clinic to our people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. I invite your collaboration and support so together we can make something beautiful for God. May God bless and reward you for doing so!” To learn more, and to donate to this worthy cause, visit bellahw.org or send a check to Bella Health and Wellness, PO Box 641801, San Francisco CA 94164

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 30           The Most Holy Trinity
Monday               31           The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday               01           Justin; Martyr
Wednesday         02           Marcellinus & Peter; Martyrs
Thursday             03           Charles Lwanga and Companions; Martyrs
Friday                  04           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              05           Boniface; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday                 06           The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Galatians 5:16-25; John 29:19-23 or John 15:26-27, 16:12-15. In the first reading, the Holy Spirit descends upon the disciples who were all in one place together. They began proclaiming the Gospel in different language and all could understand them. Saint Paul encourages the Galatians to live by the Spirit, and lists the fruits of the Spirit that will arise from doing so. Jesus promises his disciples that he and the Father will send the Advocate, who will guide them and glorify Christ.

 

 Domenico di Pentecoste

 Irrompe lo Spirito Santo a Pentecoste sulla prima Comunità di fede alla quale comunica il il coraggio per testimonare Gesù Cristo unico Salvatore degli uomini. L’annuncio affidato alla Chiesa continuerà, mediante la partecipazione di ogni battezzato alla “missione” di far conoscere la bontà del Padre che si è rivelato in Gesù Cristo.

 

 聖神降臨節

今天是聖神降臨節,也是復活期最後一個主日。聖經中有時用鴿子象徵聖神。《宗徒大事錄》提到聖神降臨日上,聖神以風和火的形象降到宗徒身上。聖經往往以風和火象徵天主的臨在和參與。強風象徵聖神在激動人的心靈,鼓勵人去做好事,或提醒人做錯了事要有悔攺的勇氣;有時又像和風一般撫慰人靈,指引人。鴿子象徵聖神的柔順、和平。當天聖神以火舌的形狀降落在宗徒頭上,激起他們的心火,感動他們內心深處,激發他們對天主生出炎炎愛火。宗徒們以前是糊里糊塗的,膽小心怯,自從聖神降之後,都變得勇氣百倍,又完全明白了耶穌以前的一言一行,能夠清清楚楚地向人們講解耶穌的教訓。許多人信了他們的話,所以聖神降臨之日也就是教會的開始之日,經過二千多年,一直傳到今天,直到世界窮盡。

天主聖神也在我們心中,祂感動我們,使我們改變、轉化,成為天主寵愛的兒女和基督的勇兵,我們要和祂合作。我們領堅振時就是領受聖神所賜的七恩:敬畏、孝愛、聰敏、剛毅、超見、明達、上智。

 

From Fr. Gael:  WOW! The feast of Pentecost, the first moment of the public Church is a moment of tremendous diversity. In the reading from Acts we hear: “Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused, because each one heard them speaking in his own language… yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God.”

Ecclesial community from its moment of inception embraced diversity because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is universal in its extension because it is about the mighty acts of God.  And the second reading from 1 Corinthians we hear: There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” We all, each and everyone of us have to use the diversity of our gifts for the benefit of all the Church. This leaves no room for partisan exclusivity. It is about the Kingdom of God to which we all belong.

This has always been the nature of the church from the first moment. During the time in which we live in which there is so much division for any of many reasons, it is good to remember this. It is good to allow the Spirit of God, the Gift of Pentecost to make us one without limitations. The responsorial Psalm says: “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.” Let us embrace the Spirit and one another in the Spirit and renew the face of the earth, starting right here at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Community! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                                May 23, 2021
8:45        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + –  Thomas Grenchik +
10:15     Lucia Montalvo +
12:00     The Pierini & Spes Families + – Angelo Sanguinetti +
5:00        For the People of saints Peter and Paul + 

Monday                                               May 24, 2021
7:00        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Raji Soudah +

Tuesday                                               May 25, 2021
7:00        Joan Coker +
9:00        Angelina & Guido Torre +

Wednesday                                       May 26, 2021
7:00        Lorenzo & Angela Lazio +
9:00        Intention for Jerry Ortega Bini

Thursday                                            May 27, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Fortunato D’Ascoli +
9:00        Fr. Salvatore Giacomini, SDB + & Fr. Austin Conterno, SDB +

Friday                                                   May 28, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Dominic & Frank Romeo +

Saturday                                             May 29, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00        Giulio Guidi +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Lucia Montalvo –  Claudesta Gould

 

Particular Items

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

Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!

Mary Help of Christians: Monday, May 24, we honor ‘Don Bosco’s Madonna’ Mary Help of Christians, patroness of the Salesians and Salesian Sisters! We will have Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30AM to 3:30PM in the Church. Remember the vision of Don Bosco, of the ship of the Church sailing between the two pillars that will always keep us safe: the Eucharist and Our Lady! Come honor your blessed mother by your devotion to her Son! “I beg you to recommend to everyone, first Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then reverence for most holy Mary.” – Don Bosco.

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass too!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Thursday, June 3 at 4PM by Zoom. We will discuss “Words on Bathroom Walls,” by Julia Walton, a young adult book about a teen struggling with mental illness. The movie is available on Amazon as well. We will continue our discussion of “Catching Fire,’ by Fr. Albert Haase. No reading is necessary to attend. For information, contact Frank Lavin (415-310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net). 75 minutes.

The Year of St. Joseph: “He kept the commandments of God without wavering, even though the meaning of those commandments was sometimes obscure or their relation to the rest of the divine plan hidden from him… Joseph’s faith does not falter, he obeys quickly and to the letter.

To understand this lesson better, we should remember that Joseph’s faith is active, that his docility is not a passive submission to the course of events. For the Christian’s faith has nothing whatever to do with conformity, inertia or lack of initiative.”  ̶St. Josemaría Escrivá, (Christ is Passing By, no. 42)

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 32 parishioners have pledged/paid $16,890, leaving us with a balance of $45,154. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

Going Away and Welcome Reception: We have pushed back the date of the going-away & welcome reception for Fathers Gael & Gustavo, and our new pastor, Fr. Tho Bui. We want to host the largest number possible, and, since Covid restrictions will still be in effect on June 13, we are pushing it back. We will let you know the new date ASAP.

Choose Life! “In 2023 our nation will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the infamous Roe decision. Generations of Americans have now grown up not knowing what it is like to live in a country that values and protects the lives of the smallest, most defenseless and vulnerable members of its society. Fifty years, over 60,000,000 deaths, and many more millions of scarred lives later, it is time for a frank and honest reassessment. Abortion not only kills the child, it deeply wounds the woman. How could it not? The maternal instinct is very powerful: a mother will go to great lengths to protect her child. Indeed, how often have those of us in Church ministry heard the lament from post-abortive women, “I didn’t want to go through with it, but I felt like I had no choice”? This lament exposes the lie of the “pro-choice” slogan.

This is especially a time for us Catholics, whose faith calls us to advocate for the universal good of a consistent ethic of life, in every stage and in every condition, to call our country back to respect for human life. And this is especially so for Catholics who are prominent in all walks of public life—entertainment, media, politics, education, the corporate world, and so forth—as they have such a powerful influence on shaping the attitudes and practices of people in our nation.

Abortion is the axe laid to the roots of the tree of human rights: when our culture encourages the violation of life at its youngest and most vulnerable condition, other ethical norms cannot stand for long.” ––Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.”  Copies available in the Church.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 23           Pentecost Sunday
Monday               24           Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church,                                                                                  Mary Help of Christians
Tuesday              25           Bede the Venerable; Priest, Doctor, Gregory VII; Pope,
Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi; Virgin
Wednesday        26           Philip Neri; Priest
Thursday            27           Augustine of Canterbury; Bishop
Friday                 28           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday             29           Paul VI: Pope, Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                30           The Most Holy Trinity

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Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26; 1 John 4:11-16; John 17:11b-19. Peter exercises leadership in the early Church as it prays for the Lord to direct their hearts in choosing a replacement for Judas Iscariot. John writes, If we love one another, God remains in us. In the Gospel, Jesus prays that his disciples will be protected from the dangers of this world and remain united.

 

 Ascensione del Signore

 La pienezza della gloeria e la mediazione per I fratelli sono la conclusione della vicenda di Gesù. Il Signore promette ai discepoli la sua continua presenza, per incoraggiarli ad intraprendere l’avventura della Evangelizzazione del mondo che la Chiesa continua con fede sempre viva.

 

 耶穌升天節

耶穌升天,是祂復活後的最後一刻,祂要進入光榮天國了。耶穌再不像復活期內的四十天那樣,有時顯現,有時又突然隱沒;而是帶了宗徒們到伯達尼附近,降福了他們,在他們面前慢慢地升天去了。祂用一種莊重的外在儀式,結束了與宗徒們在世共處的時日。

耶穌吩咐他們到普天下去教人認識天主。祂知道他們往後的生活將是困難重重的,但祂不會放下他們不理,祂答允派遣聖神來指引他們,而祂自己也在神靈方面幫助他們。

聖經上說「 宗徒們歡歡喜喜地回到耶路撒冷」,我們也知道,他們為了傳揚福音,受盡艱苦。他們當中,除了聖史若望以外,都是為了傳福音而致命的,他們不怕,因為他們有了信德。

今天,我們若要做一個真真正正耶穌的門徒也是困難重重的,可說也受到受迫害的;但我們不要怕,因為耶穌當年對宗徒們的承諾,也是對我們的承諾。祇要我們決心效忠於祂,祂一定會幫助我們。

 

From Fr. Gael: Just before Jesus ascends into heaven, he commissions his disciples to continue his mission. Now the word commission in the dictionary is given the following meaning: “an instruction, command”, or “a duty given to a person or group of people, or a group of people officially charged with a particular function”. So, Jesus put the task of evangelization which he had been doing into the hands of his disciples. We know that they were effective because we today are a result of that commission. This commission has been passed down for over two thousand years. Jesus promised us that the Church, his concrete commission, would endure. We, now, are those charged with the task of evangelization. The physical presence of Jesus in time and history ended with the Ascension. We are the extension of Christ’s presence in the world. That commission has been given to us. And today, more than ever before, in a world which has become more secularized, putting aside the presence of God, we have a tremendous challenge. The gospel tells us that after Jesus had spoken to the disciples and ascended into heaven, “they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.” May we go forth and, with our lives, preach Jesus everywhere, and certainly, Jesus will accompany us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 May 16, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Maria, Gaetano, & Andrew Carniglia +
12:00     Ernesto Bacino & Carla Ferrando + – George DeMartini +
5:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +

Monday                               May 17, 2021
7:00        Salvatore Gumina +
9:00        Thomas Damato + –  Claudesta O. Gould +

Tuesday                               May 18, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Alan Sia Lu
9:00        Louis Ferralis + – Healing Michele Colombo

Wednesday                       May 19, 2021
7:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Felice, Carmella, Biagio & Pina Fazio +

Thursday                             May 20, 2021
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Solomon Bugayong +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Friday                                   May 21, 2021
7:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Saturday                              May 22, 2021
7:30        Bernard Quinteros +
9:00        Intention of the Wildland Firefighters
5:00        Anniversary of the Death of Enes Greco +

Baptisms
Anthony Thomma – Isabella Osborne – Gino Banchero
Giacobbe Aicardi – Gianluca Aicardi – Patrick Aicardi – Arianna Aicardi

Marriages
Brian Hitson and Luvi Lui

Particular Items 

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Please be generous! 

Today’s Chinese Rosary: 玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

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Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter:  Archbishop Cordileone’s important pastoral letter “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life” discussed by Fr. Gael in last week’s pastor’s message, may be downloaded or read here. Spanish and Chinese versions also available, and you can share your thoughts with the Archbishop here.

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM. This week’s intention is for all sick and suffering.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk. All are welcome!

Pray for our Priests: On Mondays: we pray for Fr. Al; Tuesday: Fr. Gael; Wednesday: Fr. Gustavo; Thursday: Fr. Armand. Pray at least a decade of your Rosary for them, and if you can’t do that, pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Mary Help of Christians: Monday, May 24, we honor ‘Don Bosco’s Madonna’ Mary Help of Christians, patroness of the Salesians and Salesian Sisters! We will have Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30AM to 3:30PM in the Church. Remember the vision of Don Bosco, of the ship of the Church sailing between the two pillars that will always keep us safe: the Eucharist and Our Lady! Come honor your blessed mother by your devotion to her Son! “I beg you to recommend to everyone, first Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then reverence for most holy Mary.” – Don Bosco. A flyer is here–please download and share with your friends!

Going Away and Welcome Reception: On Sunday, June 13, following the noon Mass, we will have a reception in the playground to thank our outgoing pastor, Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB for his service, and we will welcome Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, who will serve as our new pastor. We will also bid a sad farewell to Fr. Gustavo Ramirez. Fr. Gael will serve as Provincial Secretary and Fr. Gus will be taking over as Parish Administrator at St. Luke’s in Stockton. Join us in thanking Frs. Gael and Gus, and welcoming Fr. Tho!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, only 28 parishioners have pledged/paid $15,390, leaving us with a balance of $42,564. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

The Year of St. Joseph: “To give life to someone is the greatest of all gifts. To save a life is the next. Who gave life to Jesus? It was Mary. Who saved his life? It was Joseph. Ask St. Paul who persecuted him. Ask St. Peter who denied him. Ask all the saints who put him to death. But if we ask, ‘Who saved his life?’ Be silent, patriarchs, be silent, prophets, be silent, apostles, confessors, and martyrs. Let St. Joseph speak, for this honor is his alone; he alone is the savior of his Savior.” – Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.

Choose Life! “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you” (Jer 1:5). These words from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah speak profoundly and movingly to the great love and purpose for which God brings each one of us into the world from the first moment of our existence. Sadly, though, in today’s ‘throw-away culture’— as Pope Francis so vividly refers to it—the dignity of each and every human person is not accorded the value inherent to it. In a culture that values profit, power, prestige, and pleasure over all else, many people end up being victims of this throw-away culture, from struggling immigrants and working poor to the elderly and physically challenged. This throw-away mindset also fuels the serious damage inflicted on the environment, which especially adversely impacts the poor. But when it is an innocent human being’s very existence—a moral absolute—that is thrown away, it is a sign that a society has truly become severely disordered. Such is the plight of the unborn and the state of our society” –Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone –“Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.”  Copies available in the Church.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               16           The Ascension of the Lord
Monday              17           Easter Weekday
Tuesday              18           Easter Weekday, John I; Pope, Martyr
Wednesday        19           Easter Weekday
Thursday            20           Easter Weekday, Bernardine of Siena; Priest
Friday                  21           Easter Weekday, Christopher Magallanes; Priest, and Companions; Martyrs
Saturday             22           Easter Weekday, Rita of Cascia; Religious
Sunday                23           Pentecost Sunday

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Acts 10:25-26, 34-45, 44-48; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17. In the first reading, as Peter visits Cornelius and tells him whoever fears [God] and acts uprightly is acceptable to him, the Holy Spirit falls upon all who were listening. John writes, Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God. God’s love was revealed in his Son who he sent for our salvation. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples to remain in his love and to love one another as he has loved them. For no one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for ones friends.

 

Domenica 6A Di Pasqua

La carità il distintivo del cristiano e I credenti devono essere portatori e dispensatori di amore. Ma quanto? La misura della carità cristiana non ha limita. Ce ne ha dato l’esempio Gesù che ha raggiunto il vertice della dedizione con il sacrificio sulla croce.

 

復活期第六主日

今天的福音是可以說是耶穌臨別贈言的一部份,從第十二章開始,都是耶穌臨別諄諄告誡的忠言。祂說:「這是我的誡命:你們該彼此相愛,如同我愛了你們一樣。」很清楚,很簡單,人人都聽得懂,人人都明白。耶穌不但讓我們聽得懂,也做給我們看。祂以天父對祂的愛去愛世人,也希望我們以這種愛去愛周圍的人,因為祂知道,唯有能這樣去愛,人才有真正的快樂。

耶穌的愛是溫柔的,在最後晚餐中祂預告門徒們災難發生時,他們會留下祂一人,但又預先安慰他們,說天父會和祂一起,使他們不致太自責,折磨自己。伯多祿三次背祂。但耶穌沒有責備他,祇轉身來溫和地望他一眼,這一望,使伯多祿學到了最珍貴的德行 ——  謙遜。

愛是為所愛者的好處着想;愛是坦誠,無私,分享,忠誠,寛恕,體貼、溫柔、服務,犧牲。這是耶穌對我們的愛,也是天父對我們的愛,讓我們好好學習。

聖母月開始了,我們每天抽時間念玫瑰好不好?

 

From Fr. Gael:  This week I would like to direct our attention to the Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Cordileone, “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You.” It is a “A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.” It is a well written letter grounded in the tradition and faith of our Catholic Church.

In today’s world so often we hear the phrase “politically correct” which unfortunately is often not in consonance with the values of our faith. What the Archbishop presents would be deemed by some as not “politically correct.” However, it is “evangelically correct”: that is, it comes from the values of Jesus Christ in the Gospel. Some would seek to reconcile the two by a softening of the values of the Gospel, a watering down of the message of Jesus Christ. “I have come that you may have life, and have it in abundance.” The abundance comes from the first moment of conception. That is something that many sectors of society do not want to hear or acknowledge.

The letter of the Archbishop sets out the tradition of the Church from the earliest centuries. To ignore that tradition is to sell our inheritance for a mess of pottage. That is not in a worldly sense a “popular thing to say.” But it is to speak the gospel truth. The Gospel truth often has a way to make us uncomfortable but it is the way to Christlike authenticity. It is a call to the courage of Christ. I encourage all of us to read the pastoral letter and reflect upon it, and ponder what our response is. It is not a matter of politics. It is a matter of the Gospel. – Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                May 9, 2021
8:45        Enes & Carmella Greco & Irene Zamzi + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15      Sophia Wong +
12:00      Loriano & Anita Belluomini + – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Ilva Baccetti, Giuseppina Laurent, & Norma Frizza + 

Monday                               May 10, 2021
7:00        Clementina Bresolin, Erminia & Maria Santa Lucia, & Pia Ortesi +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Donald Dalpino, Jr. +

Tuesday                               May 11, 2021
7:00        Ilide Piazza +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                       May 12, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Solomon M. Bugayong +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Fortunato  D’Ascoli +

Thursday                             May 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday                                   May 14, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Maria Arioto-Cresci +

Saturday                              May 15, 2021
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Birthday of Milagros San Gabriel
5:00        Joseph Pendergast +

 

Baptisms
Sophia Grace Zagrean 

Rest-in-Peace
Al Baccari – Larry Baza

 

Particular Items

Happy Mothers Day! Happy Mothers day to all our mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, godmothers, and spiritual mothers. And of course to our Blessed Mother!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Catholic Charities. If you are giving by check, please indicate Catholic Charities in the notation field, and if you are giving online, please designate “Second Collection” from the pull down menu.

Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter:  “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life” discussed by Fr. Gael in his pastor’s message, may be downloaded or read here. Spanish and Chinese versions also available.

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM. This week’s intention is for the Sanctity of Human Life and all Pro-Life activities.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!

Al Baccari: Last week, we lost an irreplaceable member of Saints Peter and Paul, and true San Francisco character, Al Baccari. He was 92. Alessandro Baccari was born in San Francisco and baptized and confirmed right here at Saints Peter and Paul. He was a life long parishioner and the leader and moving force of any number of parish events. Al was the primary author of the history of Saints Peter and Paul “The Italian Cathedral of the West” and he was a fascinating source of information for all things North Beach and beyond. He married his beloved wife Cathy, in 1951, and they had 61 beautiful years of married life, and two sons, Stephen & Gregory.

Al with Fr. Conterno at the Madonna del Lume Mass in the Fishermans’ Chapel.

Al was a man of so many facets and interests that they cannot even be hinted at. Art, science, history, music, you name it. He was such an interesting man because he himself was interested in so many things. But he was totally dedicated to his parish, his family, and to the Salesians. It’s hard to believe that he is gone, and we pray for the repose of his soul, and that his family and many friends and admirers are comforted. The Memorial Mass will be Friday, June 18, at 10:00AM.

LOVE: Today’s second reading, from the First Letter of John, and the Gospel, are about love. Here is a lovely video with lovely people sharing their experiences of LOVE:


Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 19 parishioners have pledged/paid $14,300, leaving us with a balance of $43,654. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

Going Away and Welcome Reception: On Sunday, June 13, following the noon Mass, we will have a reception in the playground to thank our outgoing pastor, Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB for his service, and we will welcome Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, who will serve as our new pastor. Join us! And speaking of  Fr. Tho, he will be celebrating the 9:00AM Mass Tuesday through Monday of this week, while Fr. Gael is away. Come to Mass and meet him!

The Year of St. Joseph: “The divine messenger introduces Joseph to the mystery of Mary’s motherhood. While remaining a virgin, she who by law is his ‘spouse’ has become a mother through the power of the Holy Spirit. And when the Son in Mary’s womb comes into the world, he must receive the name Jesus. This was a name known among the Israelites and sometimes given to their sons. In this case, however, it is the Son who, in accordance with the divine promise, will bring to perfect fulfillment the meaning of the name Jesus-Yehos ua’ – which means ‘God saves.’

Joseph is visited by the messenger as ‘Mary’s spouse,’ as the one who in due time must give this name to the Son to be born of the Virgin of Nazareth who is married to him. It is to Joseph, then, that the messenger turns, entrusting to him the responsibilities of an earthly father with regard to Mary’s Son.

‘When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary as his wife’ (cf. Mt 1:24). He took her in all the mystery of her motherhood. He took her together with the Son who had come into the world by the power of the Holy Spirit. In this way he showed a readiness of will like Mary’s with regard to what God asked of him through the angel.

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               09           Sixth Sunday of Easter
Monday             10           Easter Weekday; Damien de Veuster; Priest
Tuesday             11           Easter Weekday
Wednesday       12           Easter Weekday, Nereus & Achilleus; Martyrs, Pancras; Martyr
Thursday           13           Our Lady of Fatima
Friday                14           Matthias; Apostle
Saturday           15           Easter Weekday, Isidore
Sunday              16           The Ascension of the Lord

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Acts 9:26-31; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8. Barnabas helps Saul enter into the community of the disciples by reporting on Saul’s vision of the Lord and his bold proclamation in Jesus’ name. The First Letter of John instructs the community on love of neighbor, and on keeping the commandments as proof of belief in Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus says, I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. Those who remain in him will bear fruit and their needs will be met.

 

 Domenica 5A Di Pasqua

 Portare frutto di opera buone è dono di Dio al quale ci sforziamo di essere uniti come il tralcio alle vite. Beati quelli che coltivano la comunione con Gesù e sanno vedere I frutti del grande albero della Chiesa. L’amore trsmesso da Cristo è affidato alla comunità credente come linfa che dona vita.

 

復活期第五主日

今天我們從宗徒大事錄中讀到聖保祿宗徒受了恩寵奇異的打擊,從兇殘的、反對基督的人,一變而為基督的精忠信徒。對一般來說,改邪歸正很少是一件突然發生的事,就像真福紐曼樞機一樣,往往需要漫長的觀察,不斷的考查、思索、閱讀、體驗,甚至掙扎,以及不斷的努力,才能改變自己的思想行為。在這段漫長的過程中,天主不斷施加恩寵給我們,就像今天耶穌所給的比喻一樣,祂是葡萄樹,我們是枝條,我們靠天主的聖寵的光照和滋養才能轉化。我們若與耶穌結合,才能結出天國的果實。

聖保祿宗徒雖得到特殊的恩寵而立時改變,但他仍是一生不斷謙遜地依靠天主,努力不懈,才能成為今日我們見到的教會中的偉大宗徒。我們一生也必需不斷的一次又一次地轉化,好能日進於德,成為天主忠實的信徒。願我們彼此勉勵,相互祈禱。

五月是聖母月,讓我們熱心恭敬聖母,求她保護、教導我們。朱神父在天之靈看到我們孝愛聖母,會很高興。

 

From Fr. Gael: In the past twenty years or so we began to see the word “synergy” being used quite a bit. It implies that creation of a more powerful energy being created by the combination of the energies of more than one person. In business circles it implies a greater force due to the collaboration of the energies of a group of people dedicated to the same goal.

Jesus had this concept done completely and we see it expressed in today’s gospel from the evangelist John. And the leader of this synergy in John’s gospel is the person of Jesus Christ: “I am the vine and you are the branches/” We are called to this synergy by Christ himself. Christ is the animating presence of the Love of God which calls us to a common goal.

If we understand this, then we understand that in the following of Jesus Christ, we are called to collaborate together in the Gospel. We are to work for the common goal of the Gospel. Therefore, as Christians, we cannot be “Lone Rangers” Even the Camaldolese Monks that live in separate huts in Big Sur do so as a community. They are called to a solitary vocation lived within the unity of the VINE. They are the separate branches and their lives of prayer are for the life of the Church as community.

What, then, does this mean to us who live in the midst of the world but who are often more disconnected with each other than the monks in the mountains of Big Sur. We are not meant to be “Lone Rangers.” We are meant to be brothers and sisters joined together in the synergy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Perhaps we could reflect on how connected ae we individually to the vine which nourishes the branches, and just how much energy do we each bring to the SYNERGY of Jesus Christ! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                 May 2, 2021
8:45        Irene Moreci +
The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     GB De Martini +
Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri Family +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                               May 3, 2021
7:00        Henry Ravetto +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + –
Barbara Levenson +

Tuesday                               May 4, 2021
7:00        Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Wednesday                       May 5, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto + 

Thursday                             May 6, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Frank Cresci + 

Friday                                   May 7, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin + 

Saturday                              May 8, 2021
7:30        The Birthday of Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
In Honor of the Infant of Prague
For each intention mentioned in the group above, individual Masses will be said in our Schools or Missions.

Marriages
Joseph Volk and Laurelly Dale

 Rest-in-Peace
Patricia Girish –  Peter (Paul) Petrini
Stephen Kalthoff – Al Baccari

 

Particular Items

Confirmation Mass: Today, at the 12 noon Mass, our Saints Peter and Paul students will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Pray for them as they receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit!

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

Month of Mary: As we all know, May is the month of Mary! So here is one of our favorite videos, May Feelings:


Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Archbishop Cordileone’ Pastoral Letter: His Excellency’s important letter, entitled  ‘Before I Formed You in the Womb I Knew You:  A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life’”, which is already receiving wide publicity, may be read here. English, Spanish & Chinese versions are available.

First Reconciliation: As they prepare to receive their First Holy Communion our students will receive their First Reconciliation on Monday, May 3

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM. This week’s intention is for an increase in Vocations.

First Holy Communion: On Saturday, May 8, beginning at 10:00AM we will celebrate the First Holy Communion for both those students who were unable to receive this sacrament last year as well as the students scheduled for this year. Pray for them as they receive the Body of Christ for the first time!

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Going Away and Welcome Reception: On Sunday, June 13, following the noon Mass, we will have a reception in the playground to thank our outgoing pastor, Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB for his service, and we will welcome Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, who will serve as our new pastor. Join us!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 19 parishioners have pledged/paid $12,800, leaving us with a balance of $45,154. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

Pray for our Priests: On Mondays: we pray for Fr. Al; Tuesday: Fr. Gael; Wednesday: Fr. Gustavo; Thursday: Fr. Armand. Pray at least a decade of your Rosary for them, and if you can’t do that, pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Year of St. Joseph: Joseph the Worker: Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of Joseph the Worker. Beginning in the Book of Genesis, the dignity of human work has long been celebrated as a participation in the creative work of God. By work we fulfill the command found in Genesis to care for the earth (Gn 2:15) and to be productive in their labors. Saint Joseph, the carpenter and foster father of Jesus, is but one example of the holiness of human labor.

Jesus, too, was a carpenter. He learned the trade young and learned it right from Saint Joseph and spent his early adult years working side-by-side in Joseph’s carpentry shop before leaving to fulfill his Divine Mission. In his encyclical Laborem Exercens, Pope John Paul II stated: “the Church considers it her task always to call attention to the dignity and rights of those who work, to condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and to help to guide [social] changes so as to ensure authentic progress by man and society.”

Saint Joseph is held up as a model of such work. Pius XII emphasized this when he said, “The spirit flows to you and to all men from the heart of the God-man, Savior of the world, but certainly, no worker was ever more completely and profoundly penetrated by it than the foster father of Jesus, who lived with Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work.”

This silent saint, who was given the noble task of caring and watching over the Virgin Mary and Jesus, now cares for and watches over the Church and models for all the dignity of human work.

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               02           Fifth Sunday of Easter
Monday              03           Philip & James; Apostles
Tuesday              04           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        05           Easter Weekday
Thursday            06           Easter Weekday
Friday                  07           Easter Weekday
Saturday             08           Easter Weekday
Sunday                09           Sixth Sunday of Easter

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 4:8-12; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18. In the first reading, Peter proclaims to the elders that the cripple who has been healed and saved was done so in the name of Jesus. This is the Jesus that they had crucified and whom God raised from the dead. The First Letter of John says that through the love of God we are now the children of God; what we shall become is not yet revealed. In the Gospel, Jesus says, I am the good shepherd…[who] lays down his life for the sheep.

 

 Domenica 4A Di Pasqua

 Gesù ci ama e vuole entrare in dialogo con noi. Siamo chiamati figli di Dio e lo siamo realmente, afferma San Giovanni. Nello splendore della Pasqua nasce un mondo nuovo. In questa società che massifica le persone ci commuove la chiamata di Gesù, che si rivolge a ciascuno di noi, individualmente, per farci scoprire la dignità di figli di Dio.

 

 復活節期第四主日

 在舊約時代,羊和牧人是遊牧民族日常生活中重要的部份,今天的福音,耶穌兩次以好牧人自喻,形容自己怎樣對待祂的羊群,祂不但犧牲一切去尋找失去的羊,祂甚至為羊群犧牲生命。祂說祂認識祂的羊,而祂的羊也認識祂,祂要尋找還不曾認識祂的羊。今天,牧人很少出現在我們的生活中,但我們可以從字義中看到耶穌所說的好牧人,就是一個用心靈去守護人類的天主聖耶穌子。

讀經一中, 我們看到天主聖神使一群有如驚弓之鳥的人變成勇敢、不畏強權的宣道者。聖伯多祿首先發言,承認耶穌是救主,指斥民眾領袖和長老們釘死了耶穌,接着又大膽地講述耶穌的言行,教人效法祂。

聖史若望告訴我們,天主愛我們,使我們「得稱為天主的兒女」。兒女的基因、樣貎都肖似父母,我們既然得稱為天主的兒女,就要勉力在言行上和天主相似。

 

From Fr. Gael: This Sunday, in the Gospel, we hear about the characteristics of the Good shepherd. Reducing the thought to its  essential characteristic, it focuses on an unconditional love capable of giving one’s own life for the sake of those confided to one’s care. My own image of the good shepherd is inextricably connected to my visits home to my family in the mountains of County Kerry in Southwestern Ireland. I usually stayed with my three unmarried cousins in the home of my Aunt Mollie. Every few years when I had a chance to pass through Ireland, I would stay a couple of weeks with them. They lived simply and in a way which has all but disappeared. They spent their lives caring for their flock of sheep, enduring all that implies. They were for me a real image of the Good Shepherd. I have a picture I took of Mickey holding a lamb in his arms. It is a tender picture of love which always invokes the image of the Good Shepherd. This is all to say that image is a testament to how Jesus cares for us unconditionally, ready to go out in search for us when we have left Jesus behind. He will never leave us behind no matter what it takes to go out to us. I am so blessed to have had a contemporary view of the Good Shepherd in the person of my cousins. May the image of the Good Shepherd described in today’s Gospel accompany us always no matter where we may wander, because we know that the love of the Good Shepherd is always with us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 April 25, 2021
8:45        Frank Sanguinetti _+ – Gig Ghiglieri +
10:15     Emilia Lucchesi +
12:00     The Pierini & Spes Families + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Larry Martin + 

Monday                               April 26, 2021
7:00        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +_
9:00        Birthdays of Arthur Cua and Isabel Te 

Tuesday                               April 27, 2021
7:00        Anna Ross +
9:00        Agnes Piva +

Wednesday                      April 28, 2021
7:00        Queena Maggiora +
9:00        Rose Hill + 

Thursday                             April 29, 2021
7:00        Intention Elizabeth Pearl Chan
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Friday                                  April 30, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Zelinda De Martini + 

Saturday                              May 1, 2021
7:30        Living & Deceased Salesian Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters
9:00        Alan Cabito +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza +

 

Marriages
Nathan Dinh & Christine Manitim

 

Rest in Peace


Raymond Leo Dennehy

 

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Black & Indian Home Missions and the Catholic Home Missions. Please be generous!

Chinese 玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting:

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Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass too. Left: Rectory cat Addison says “Pray the Rosary!” Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!

Archbishop’s Pro-Life Mass & Procession: On Saturday, May 1, at 8:00AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate the monthly pro-life Mass followed by a Rosary Procession to the nearby Planned Parenthood. All are invited.

Salesian Sisters Fun Nun Run! We love our Salesian Sisters! ‘Fun’ is their middle name, and they’re always running…and now you can them in their mission to help youth. On May 1 you can sponsor a sister or create your own team to help their cause. Go here for more: runsignup.com/Race/TX/SanAntonio/SalesianSistersFunRun

Students’ Sacraments: We are delighted that we are again able to administer important scaramments to our Saints Peter and Paul Students:

Confirmation Mass: On Sunday, May 2, at the 12 noon Mass, our Saints Peter and Paul students will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Pray for them as they receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit!

First Reconciliation: As they prepare to receive their First Holy Communion our students will receive their First Reconciliation on Monday, May 3.

First Holy Communion: On Saturday, May 8, beginning at 10:00AM we will celebrate the First Holy Communion for both those students who were unable to receive this sacrament last year as well as the students scheduled for this year. Pray for them as they receive the Body of Christ for the first time!

Going Away and Welcome Reception: On Sunday, June 13, following the noon Mass, we will have a reception in the playground to thank our outgoing pastor, Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB for his service, and we will welcome Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, who will serve as our new pastor. Join us!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 19 parishioners have pledged/paid $12,800, leaving us with a balance of $45,154. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

The Year of St. Joseph: Joseph, Patron of the Unborn: “Perhaps the most compelling reason to call St. Joseph Patron of the Unborn is his vital intervention in rescuing the Savior of mankind from Herod’s wrath. When an edict was established that every male child 2 years and younger be slain, it was St. Joseph who woke from sleep as soon as the angel warned: ‘Rise, take the Child and His mother, flee to Egypt and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.’ (Mt 2:13) Humble Joseph trusted heaven more than his own judgment. He was obedient to God’s message and faithfully protected the two greatest treasures ever to walk on earth, Jesus and Mary.

 ‘Joseph of Nazareth, who saved Jesus from the cruelty of Herod, is shown to us in this moment as a great supporter of the cause of the defense of human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death. In this place, therefore, we wish to commend human life to Divine Providence and to St. Joseph, especially the life of children not yet born, in our homeland and throughout the world.’” – St. John Paul II Homily at the Shrine of St. Joseph Kalisz, Poland, June 4, 1997.

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 25           Fourth Sunday of Easter
Monday               26           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               27           Easter Weekday
Wednesday         28           Easter Weekday, Peter Chanel; Priest, Martyr, Louis Grignion de Montfort; Priest
Thursday             29           Catherine of Siena; Virgin, Doctor
Friday                   30           Easter Weekday
Saturday              01           Easter Weekday, Joseph the Worker
Sunday                 02           Fifth Sunday of Easter

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 John 2:1-5a; Luke 24:35-48.  Peter tells the people they have put to death God’s servant, Jesus, and exhorts them, Repent, therefore and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away. John writes to his community in the hope that they do not sin, but if they should he tells them that they have an Advocate in Christ. In the Gospel, while the two disciples recount to the others their experience with Jesus on the way, the risen Christ appears to all of them, with a greeting of peace. He shows them his body, and eats in front of them, in order to help them understand the Scriptures and what they had witnessed.

 Domenica 3A Di Pasqua

Le nostre resistenze interiori alla grazia e la seduzione delle cose materiali ostacolano la crescita nel bene. Ma tutto cambia quando ci poniamo di fronte alla croce di Gesù, scoprendo con stupore la bontà di Dio. Il Cristo morto e risorto è nucleo centrale del messaggio cristiano.

 

復活後第三主日

上主日我們剛慶祝了救主慈悲主日,今天的讀經繼續給我們顯示救主耶穌的慈悲。伯多祿並沒有忘記他自己三次背主的罪過,但他深深感到上主寬恕的安慰,所以能夠為犯了錯的人辯解:「我知道你們所行的是出於無知。」今天的福音記述耶穌繼續顯現給其他門徒們,向他們問候,祝他們平安。要使他們安心。儘管他們曾背負了祂,但一定感到慚愧後悔,耶穌給他們保證,自己已經寬恕了他們,對他們的愛始終不變,向他們告別之前, 祝福了他們,叫他們去勸人悔改。

天主是愛,愛常常為所愛者的好處着想。祂希望和我們永遠和祂一起享受天堂的福樂,甘心為救贖我們背負十字架。耶穌叫我們效法祂,為愛人而甘願犧牲自己的金錢、時間、利益,因為我們在世對天主對世人的愛,是我們唯一可以帶到天堂的東西。

生命是短促的,我們不知道自己能活多久,因此,我們應該懷着感恩歡樂的心去過每一天。記得我們是天主的兒女而我們生命的終向是天堂。

願復活節的歡樂充滿你們的心、你們的家庭,願基督的平安常在你們心中。

 

From Fr. Gael:

Dear Friends,

The Gospels after Easter Sunday are full of the appearances of the Risen Christ in the midst of the daily life of the disciples. Today’s gospel starts with a reference to the disciples of Emmaus, and then jumps into another appearance of Christ to the disciples. Jesus usually begins these visits with the words, “Peace be with you.” The appearance of Christ in our lives is meant to be an encounter of peace. However, I can perfectly well understand how the appearance of Christ in my daily life could be an earthshaking and nerve rattling encounter.

Jesus understands the human experience personally, and therefore, keeps repeating the “peace be with you,” at each appearance and encounter. We might well imagine what the experience was like for the first disciples. But, wait a minute! We often have the very same experience and it slips our full consciousness and the appreciation of the amazing reality that Jesus still chooses to encounter us in our daily lives.

That encounter is the Eucharist! That encounter is as frequent as we choose it to be in our lives. The Jesus of the Gospel is fully and totally at our human disposition. How amazing is that! The God who created the universe is at our disposition. We have no reason to envy the disciples of the Post-Resurrection Gospels in their encounter s with the Risen Christ. We have only to approach and receive. What power we hold in our hearts and souls.

We are called an Easter people. We truly are just that. The Risen Christ invites us to it. Listen to Him: “Peace be with you, My peace I give to you… and, Do this in memory of me.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                April 18, 2021
8:45        Angelo Sanguinetti  + – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +  –
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci + 

Monday               April 19, 2021
7:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00        Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +

Tuesday               April 20, 2021
7:00        Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John, & Francesca Mazzaferri +
9:00        John P. O’Neill, Sr. +

Wednesday       April 21, 2021
7:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci & Queena Maggiora +

Thursday             April 22, 2021
7:00        John Bonjean +
9:00        Evelyn Lena Elliot +

Friday                   April 23, 2021
7:00        Sophia B. Martin +
9:00        Rudolph C. Bertolozzi +

Saturday              April 24, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Francesco Esposito +
5:00        Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +

 

Baptisms
Elizabeth Jane Austin

Rest-in-Peace
Thomas Grenchik—Fumiko Satoda

 

Particular Items

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 15 parishioners have pledged/paid $11,150, leaving us with a balance of $46,804. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Easter Decorations: We thank all who helped to decorate the Church for the Easter Season, and all who donated Easter Lilies for the following intentions: Anthony Tin, Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB (朱神父), Frank Tognotti,  Mr. Valentine Te, Mr. & Mrs. Lu Kim & Alice Jimenez Yao, Relatives & Friends,  Lee, Joe, Tom, and Carol, Mara, George Downing,  Lucille Downing, Vittorio Bacchetti, Annunciata Bacchetti, Stephanie Lazio Cincotta, Tom & Annette Lazio, Serge & Tom Cincotta, Lawrence Lazio, Antone & Aldofina Cincotta, Sr Vincenzo Delfino, Cameron Yee  Ngook,  Jean Der Kuan, Frank & Linda Machi, The Pierini & Spes Families, Ko Kwan Wah & Ko Lau Wai Jin, Catarina Lai, Our Blessed Mother, Health Nila Massanti, GB De Martini, Maria Michel, Chiang Li-Shan, Michael W. Hu, Queena Maggiora, Pietro, Adelina, & Elena Domenici, Joseph & Alda Maggiora, Jose Unzueta, Fernanda Matteucci, Rosetta Marchini, Evert & Alfons Tjon Sieuw, Fr. Bob Stein, SDB, Intentions of Diah Ayu Ong, Cyril & Elizabeth Michael,  Soul of King Fung Lee, King Yuk Lee, Paul Tsih, Jane Fon, Mary & Julian Lavin, Marie & Joseph Famiali, Intention Paul & Maggie, Intention Jeff & Sue Gamble, Edith Cherry, Tad Borek, Maria Kiu, Mary & Joseph Lavin, Patrick Dunphy, Javier & Celia Villagomez, Eugene De Mattei, The Hom/Ordona Families, The Greco Family, Lourdes & Felix Riviera & Meinrado Riviera, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Gould, Vince & Irene Moreci, Eddie & Torchy Prudente, Intentions of  Judith Smith, Tad Borek, Tom & Jean Woeber.

 

Year of St. Joseph: “St. Joseph, ‘Terror of Demons’, the penultimate title in the Litany of St. Joseph officially approved by the Church. I see it is so pertinent for today because we have a certain patricide taking place in culture. With the cancel culture, there is an elimination of fathers, their role and importance. We need to get that back and understand …, rightly so, men are not cavemen on the one hand, ogres telling people what to do, but on the other hand, not men who are confused and don’t want to fight, those who are living for comfort and pleasure. In St. Joseph’s title Terror of Demons, we have a man who is so humble — we don’t have one word from him in the Gospels — and yet the demons are terrified of this guy because of his purity, his humility, his love and his obedience to God and his courage. When I tell people about that title — many don’t know it’s an official title for St. Joseph — they wonder where I get it from. I talked to people around the world about where the title comes from.

 There’s no way to pinpoint the exact origin, but part of it goes back to his ability to intercede with God paternally. No one else can do that — nobody. Only two people in all of Christianity have the ability to intercede with God parentally. Mary is the mother and Joseph is the father. That is unique and a terror to demons. They know when Mom and Dad ask things from God, it’s done.–Fr. Donald Calloway, “The Consecration to St. Joseph.”

Confirmation Mass: On Sunday, May 2, at the 12 noon Mass, our Saints Peter and Paul students will receive the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit!

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

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               18           Third Sunday of Easter
Monday              19           Easter Weekday
Tuesday              20           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        21           Easter Weekday, Anselm; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday            22           Easter Weekday
Friday                  23           Easter Weekday, George; Martyr, Adalbert; Bishop, Martyr
Saturday             24           Easter  Weekday, Fidelis of Sigmaringen; Priest, Martyr
Sunday                25           Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

Your Easter Sunday/ Easter Appeal donations:   $24,732.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20: 19-31. Saint Luke (the author of the Acts) describes the life of the early community of believers as being of one heart and mind, whose witness to the resurrection of Jesus brought favor upon them. In the second reading, John assures his community that faith in Jesus and obedience enable believers to conquer the world. In the Gospel, the risen Jesus appears at two different times to his disciples, offering them peace and giving them the authority to forgive sins. Thomas, after seeing Jesus, acknowledges Christ’s divinity, saying My Lord and my God!

 

 Domenica 2A Di Pasqua
O Della Divina Misericordia

 La diffusione della vita nuova passa attraverso il nostro impegno di testimony dell’ amore. È necc essario interrogarsi sul significato concreto del rinnovamento, voluto dalla divina misericordia: siamo veramente pieni di amore? La Pasqua è punto di arrivo ma anche momento di partenza per un convinto impegno di testimonianza.

 

 復活期第二主日(救主慈悲主日)

今天的福音是若望福音二十章19-31節。記述門徒們因為怕猶太人,把門窗都關上,但耶穌出現在他們中間,問候他們,把自己的肋旁和雙手的傷痕給他們看,這些傷痕是祂愛世人的記號。世代以來,祂也藉一些人,像聖五傷方濟各,聖Padre Pio的五傷提醒我們,祂為救贖人類而顯發的慈悲,主要是由於天主對我們的愛是沒有終止的。祂又藉聖傅天娜修女告訴我們不要忘記祂對我們的愛。傅天娜修女憑她在神視中看到耶穌的聖容,請畫家畫了祂的像,提醒我們善用主耶穌的慈悲。

2000年的時候,聖教宗保祿二世定下復活期第二主日為救主慈悲主日,要我們遵從耶穌的囑咐,為整個人類、為罪人、神父修士修女、為不信天主的人、為分袂的兄弟、為孩子和卑微的、貧苦的人、為煉靈、為虔誠的人、為冷淡的教友、為被墮胎嬰兒和他們的父母祈禱。

最後,我們不單要求耶穌賜我們慈悲,自己也要對別人行慈悲。

耶穌,我信賴祢!

 

From Fr. Gael: My column today is of a different kind. This past year, one of Covid captivity, I have been also serving our Salesian Province as the Secretary of the Province. It was a year in which the pastoral activity of the parish has been limited due to the constraints of the pandemic. And it was possible to hold two positions.  However, I have now been asked by Fr. Mel Trinidad, Provincial of the Salesians in the Western United States, to assume that responsibility in a full-time capacity which necessitates my moving to our Provincial Office on Franklin Street here in San Francisco. I have always endeavored to be at the disposition of the needs of my province, and once again, I do the same.

This means that as of July 1, 2021, I will no longer be your Pastor, but will assume the role of Director of the Provincial Office and Province Secretary. I am grateful to God for having had the opportunity to serve here at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, the first Salesian apostolate in the United States. As in each of my assignments in various places in my Salesian life, I have been enriched by my life with the People of God. I will hold you all in my heart. You have been my life for the past 6 years.

Fr. Tho Bui, who is currently the Treasurer of the Salesians in our Province will come to us as Pastor. I have known him since he came as a seminarian to us a number of years ago. He is a good and kind man who will bring financial experience and Salesian goodness to his role as Pastor. I have every confidence in him and know he brings gentle gifts to the parish.

People have often asked which Salesian place where I have been is my favorite and which work, I have liked the best. I have always answered that the place where I am at the moment is one, I like the best. We are called in the grace of God to live the moment we are given. I have loved living that moment with all of you over the last six years.

I will only be moving a mile and a half away and so will have opportunities to come to the parish and now and again celebrate Mass with you. I ask for your prayers as I begin another stage of my Salesian life.

God bless you all and know I will hold you in my heart,

With gratitude,

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                               April 11, 2021
8:45        Virginia Sanguinetti + –  Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Thanksgiving from Anthony & Anna Lee
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + –
Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul 

Monday                               April 12, 2021
7:00        Edgardo C. Gamboa +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto + – Fra’ Carl Bernard Noelke, JD +

Tuesday                               April 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                       April 14, 2021
7:00        Andrew Swanson +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Thursday                             April 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Friday                                   April 16, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Caterina, Antonio, & Albert Romeo +

Saturday                              April 17, 2021
7:30        Joseph Clark +
9:00        Louis Ferralis +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

Particular Items

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

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 11 parishioners have pledged/paid $9,050, leaving us with a balance of $48, 904. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

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

The Year of St. Joseph! “Now at the beginning of this pilgrimage (the Visitation), the faith of Mary meets the faith of Joseph. If Elizabeth said of the Redeemer’s Mother, ‘blessed is she who believed,’ in a certain sense this blessedness can be referred to Joseph as well, since he responded positively to the word of God when it was communicated to him at the decisive moment. While it is true that Joseph did not respond to the angel’s ‘announcement’ in the same way as Mary, he ‘did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife.’ What he did is the clearest “obedience of faith” (cf. Rom 1:5; 16:26; 2 Cor 10:5-6).

One can say that what Joseph did united him in an altogether special way to the faith of Mary. He accepted as truth coming from God the very thing that she had already accepted at the Annunciation. The Council teaches: “’The obedience of faith’ must be given to God as he reveals himself. By this obedience of faith man freely commits himself entirely to God, making ‘the full submission of his intellect and will to God who reveals,’ and willingly assenting to the revelation given by him.”(7) This statement, which touches the very essence of faith, is perfectly applicable to Joseph of Nazareth.” –Apostolic Exhortation Redemptoris Custos (On the Perdson and Mission of St. Joseph) St. Pope John Paul II, 1989.

Choose Life! “The Second Vatican Council emphasized this truth of revelation by stating “By His incarnation, the Son of God has united himself in some fashion with every human being.” An assault on human life is really an assault on God himself! In The Gospel of Life, Blessed John Paul II reminded us that “this saving event reveals to humanity not only the boundless love of God. Who ‘so loved the world that He gave His only Son’(Jn 3:16), but also the incomparable value of every human person.” –Archbishop Stefan Soroka, National Prayer Vigil for Life, Homily, Compline, January 22, 2012

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 11           Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy
Monday               12           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               13           Easter Weekday, Martin I; Pope, Martyr
Wednesday         14           Easter Weekday
Thursday             15           Easter Weekday
Friday                   16           Easter Weekday
Saturday              17           Easter   Weekday
Sunday                 18           Third Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of Easter will be published next week.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20: 1-9. In the first reading, Saint Peter speaks to the crowd, telling them of all that he witnessed in the ministry and execution of Jesus Christ. He proclaims the Good News that everyone who believes in [Jesus Christ] will receive forgiveness of sins through his name. Saint Paul tells the Corinthians that Christ is our paschal lamb (who) … has been sacrificed. In the Gospels, the disciples encounter the empty tomb of Jesus.

 

 Domenica Di Pasqua

Cristo è risorto, alleluia. L’annuncio è gioioso e l’umanità, alla ricerca di parole di speranza, si incontra con questo evento, che costituisce il punto di partenza per una vita nuova. È indispensabile fare posto a Cristo, accoglierne la Parola e camminare sulle sue orme. Diversamente si rischia di vanificare il messaggio che il Risorto consegna alle nostre mani.

 

 復活主日

「這是上主所安排的一天,我們應該為此鼓舞喜歡」(答唱詠)。不錯,這是教會一年中最高興的日子,因為「生命的主宰,死而復活了」。假如吾主耶穌沒有復活的話,我們的信仰是空的。基督沒有死,基督不能死,因為祂是天主。

四部福音都記載耶穌復活,見證的人看見墓門的大石被滾開,耶穌不見了,祇見殮布被摺疊一旁。屍體顯然不是被盜,因為盜屍的人一定連殮布都帶走。他們不明白,他們驚惶失措,因為人從不見過死人自動復活,直至耶穌出現在他們中間,要多默察看祂的傷口、又和他們一起進食,囑咐他們今後的工作,他們才明白他們的師傅是真天主真人,是真的復活了!

我們很幸福,因為我們得到信德,因為耶穌說過,不見而信的人是有福的。還有許多謙遜卑微的人表現出非凡的信德,努力過福音的生活。主耶穌常在我們中間,這給我們勇氣,教會不管受着外來的迫害,或內在的紏紛,直到世界終結之日,都會一直存在。基督以祂的體血滋養我們,亦即祂的教會。讓我們常留在復活的基督左右, 形影不離,效法祂,愛祂!

 

From Fr. Gael:  This Lent, perhaps more than other ones, has been a time for reflection on the Paschal Mystery of the suffering, death and RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST. And not only that of Jesus, but more relevantly, it is a time for us to reflect on our own Resurrection. We are living in unprecedented times in which daily we are given the statistics on the fatalities from the Covid virus. There is probably no one who has not known of or lost some family member, friend or acquaintance to the virus. Life has been assailed by death on a global basis.

For centuries the Church has celebrated Easter in the winter to springtime of the year. We journey through the hardness of Winter into the rebirth of Spring. Certainly this year that reality is present to us.

Martin Luther once said: “God has written the promise of the Resurrection on every leaf of springtime.” That is just the hope that we all need right now. The Salesian priests and bothers in the United States as well as the Salesian Sisters have lost to Covid a significant number of fellow religious. We at Sts. Peter & Paul have felt this trauma with the death of Fr. Bob. However, this does not diminish our belief in the rebirth of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and our own Resurrection. And so, in the midst of all this, we have reason to celebrate our annual festival of faith, of the celebration of the fact that death is not the final word. It is only the antechamber of rebirth, of LIFE. Let’s make every ALLELUIA we say this year a loud affirmation of that FAITH.

And so with scripture we can shout, “O Death where is thy victory, where is thy sting!” Jesus gives that to us once again this Easter. And so, on behalf of all the SDB’S and FMA’s, and staff of the parish, School and Club, we wish you a Happy and Holy Easter. ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 April 4, 2021
8:45        Louis & Enes Greco & Joseph & Carmella Greco +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Anthony Tin +
12:00     GB DeMartini  + – Steve & Lena Cuneo + 

Monday                               April 5, 2021
7:00        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        Felice & Grazia Spingola & Francisco & Marie Spingola +

Tuesday                               April 6, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Wednesday                       April 7, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza +

Thursday                             April 8, 2021
7:00        Margaret Elliot +
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin +

Friday                                   April 9, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia +  – Carolina Lopez & Lawrence Blackmer +

Saturday                              April 10, 2021
7:30        Julia Cassidy +
9:00        Dennis Calvert +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Baptisms
Alexia Carli Lal

Marriages
Luis Contreras & Alandra Villaseñor

Rest-in-Peace
Javier Llorente – Pasqule Scerbo, Sr.

Particular Items

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults):  We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Daily Rosary: Parishioners pray the Rosary after the 7:00AM Mass daily. You are invited!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 10 parishioners have pledged/paid $8,450, leaving us with a balance of $49,504. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

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

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

 

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. “The first of the treasures committed to his  (Joseph’s) trust—the first, that is, in the order of time—was the holy virginity of Mary, which he had to preserve inviolate under the sacred veil of marriage, and which he always religiously protected as a sacred trust. The second and the more imposing was the person of Jesus Christ, whom the heavenly Father placed in his hands so that he might serve as the earthly father of the holy child. The third you will find most admirable, if I am able to explain it to you clearly. To understand it, we must realize that a secret is a kind of treasure … a secret is a kind of trust. From this you will easily comprehend that Joseph was the trustee of the eternal Father because God told him his secret. Which secret? The marvelous secret of the Incarnation of his Son. God’s plan was not to reveal Jesus Christ to the world before his hour had come. Saint Joseph was chosen not only to keep the secret, but even to conceal it. Thus, we read in the Gospel that, with Mary, he marveled at all that was said of the Savior, but we do not read that he spoke, because the eternal Father revealed the mystery to him in secret and under the obligation of silence. Saint Bernard explained: ‘God desired to entrust to his faithfulness the most sacred secret of his heart.’”–Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704).

Alleluia!

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 Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom (c.349-407)

 

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday               04           Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Monday              05           Monday Within the Octave of Easter
Tuesday              06           Tuesday Within the Octave of Easter
Wednesday        07           Wednesday Within the Octave of Easter
Thursday            08           Thursday Within the Octave of Easter
Friday                  09           Friday Within the Octave of Easter
Saturday             10           Saturday Within the Octave of Easter
Sunday                11           Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy

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