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.
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 +
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
Declan Kennedy—Antonia Marie Russo-Arbore
Uriel Ezra Lopez
Maria Grazia Addiego – Ed Gleason
Leilani Pearl Guerrero-Cleeton – Joseph Hogan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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/
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!