Zechariah 9:9-10; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30. Zechariah tells Jerusalem to rejoice, for their king shall come to them “…riding…on a colt, proclaiming a message of peace to the nations. Saint Paul instructs the Romans that whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. In the Gospel, Jesus gives praise to the Father for what he has revealed to the little ones.

Domenica 14A Del Tempo Ordinario

Il profeta Zaccaria (IV sec a.C.) invita a gioire. San Paolo, definisce carne ciò che spinge verso scelte che allontanano da Dio, e spirito ciò che conduce al Signore. A chi è”piccolo,” il Padre rivela i misteri di Dio: la condizione nuova per incontrare il Signore è l’umiltà.

 

常年期第十四主日

耶穌說:「除了父外,沒有人認識子;除了子和所願意啟示的,沒有人認識父。」這番話清楚地表明耶穌的天主性。而祇有貧苦的、弱小的懷着赤子之心的人才能認識祂,心高氣傲,自命不凡的人不肯承認祂。今天許多人認為天堂、永生都是是荒謬的,他們心中沒有天主,因此他們的生活是空虛的,沒有任何東西可以填滿的。

耶穌用這段話一方面要引導人作天國的子民,另一方面,祂降生為人,與人同行,祂當然了解我們,想到那貧苦的、或有病的、傷心的、對未來失去信心,覺得迷惘空虛不知所措的,被生活、被環境壓得透不過氣的、因罪惡而受良心責備,他們的身心都找不到安息。祂希望幫助我們,祂說:「你們所有疲憊和背負重擔的人,到我這裏來吧,我將使你們安息。」讓我們走向祂,求祂教我們認識真理,懂得體驗生活真正的意思,這樣我們就得到安息了。

 

From Fr. Gael: Today’s scripture wishes to impart to us an important piece of wisdom. The prophet Zechariah speaks of a humble King dependent upon God who will arrive riding upon an ass, not with fanfare but with simplicity, recognizing from where his true strength comes. He will not be a king in the worldly sense, but instead, will be the King who rules over hearts. In the Gospel, Jesus say s that true wisdom comes from God to those who are children before God, rather than to the learned and the wise in the worldly sense. What does this mean? Children recognize their dependence on other. That other in the biblical sense is God. Only those who recognize their dependence on God are truly wise. That means God is in first place, and all else in second place. That is the wisdom that today’s scripture wishes to give to us. Open your hearts and your hands to receive this from OTHER, from God. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                  July 5, 2020
7:30        Louisa Piazza +
8:45        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
1:00        Dennis Calvert +
5:00        Daniel Scopel + 

Monday                               July 6, 2020
7:00        Fr. Joseph Costanzo, SDB +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Tuesday                               July 7, 2020
7:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Wednesday                        July 8, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Libera Morelli +

Thursday                             July 9, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Thanksgiving Alberto Sia Lu

Friday                                  June 10, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Margaret Cresci +

Saturday                             July 11, 2020
7:30        Ellen Stahl & Cindy Ford +
9:00        Louisa DeLucchi +
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Rocco D’Ascoli

 

Particular Items

Public Mass Discontinued for now: By order of the city of San Francisco, we have discontinued public Masses at this time. On Monday through Saturday the Mass will stream at 9AM, and on Sunday it will stream at 10:00AM.

Rosary Rally and Walk Sunday: This Sunday, July 5, there will be a Rosary Rally and Walk beginning at 2:30PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Participants will process to City Hall while praying the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and end with theSolemn Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. One of the organizers wrote “By now, you may have seen that San Francisco’s City Attorney has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the Archdiocese that is essentially aimed at squashing public Masses. This is completely outrageous and discriminatory. I invite anyone here to take the Geary 38 MUNI bus to observe that upwards of 30 people are riding the bus at a given time. There is no social distancing on that bus whatsoever, and it is as plain as day that the bus is far less sanitary than any parish. This is unjust and we must fight it, especially with our spiritual weapons.” For those who cannot walk, feel free to drive down to City Hall and meet us there. Please wear your mask and observe social distancing.

Please Remember! The Church is still relying on your gifts to keep afloat financially. Go here to give: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meetings on Thursday meeting at 6:00 PM, in the parish center, should begin soon. We will let you know! “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

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

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

 Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow. The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

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

Liturgical Calendar


Sunday                 05           14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               06           Maria Goretti; Virgin, Martyr
Tuesday               07           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday         08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             09           Augustine Zhao Rong; Priest, and Companions; Martyrs
Friday                   10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              11             Benedict; Abbot
Sunday                 12           15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Acts 12:1-11; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19. The first reading recounts Peter’s miraculous liberation from prison. In the second reading, Paul, reflecting on his life of ministry, comments that he has fought the good fight. All the while he credits the Lord with rescuing him from every harm. In the Gospel, Jesus gives Peter the high honor of declaring him the Rock upon whom He will build His Church.

San Pietro e Paolo

 Pietro, pescatore di Galilea, è chiamato da Gesù a diventare pescatore di uomini; Paolo, il fariseo osservante della legge, diviene per elezione Apostolo della genti. Sulla loro testimonianza trova fondamento la nostra fede. Dalla loro fedeltà nasce lo stimolo a dire “sì” al Signore, che ci chiama donandoci la fede.

 

聖伯多祿聖保祿節

聖伯多祿和聖保祿二人的個性完全不同,伯多祿是首先明認耶穌是天主的人,他說:「祢是基督,永生天主之子。」他也是耶穌把他的名字西滿改為多祿(磐石),說在這磐石上,建立祂的教會」。他是個漁夫,由耶穌親自召叫加入門徒行列,曾和耶穌朝夕相處了三年之久,熟悉耶穌。可是他也很軟弱,三次背主。

保祿原本是個法利塞經師,熟悉猶太教規,知識豐富,摘善固執,他完全不認識耶穌,曾經以為耶穌和跟隨祂的人都是叛徒,必需趕盡殺絕。可是往大馬士革的路上被天上的光環擊跌下馬,同時有聲音向他「我是你迫害的耶穌。」他因而心靈的眼目大開,認清了真主的美和善。從此赴湯蹈火,受盡艱辛,宣揚基督的神國。

兩位門徒雖然性格不同,但都以一生的精力去宣揚聖教,二人最後都為基督的教會捐軀。伯多祿悔改後變得堅強,不遺餘力地傳揚福音。而保祿本來是個剛烈的人,為了維護自以為真道時不惜殺人,但認清了真主耶穌以後,雖然不改摘善固執的本性,但對人變得溫和謙遜,在《迦拉達書》第六章中,他勸說弟兄要彼此擔待,以柔和的心神去矯正他人。

讓我們祈求二聖的幫助,效法他們的芳表,心中常常想到基督的言行,不單一生明認耶穌是天主、保守信德,也像他們一樣努力去傳揚聖教。在我們生命的最後時刻,能像聖保祿一樣說出:「這場好仗我打完了,信德也保守了…」。

From Fr. Gael: In the plaza in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome there are two big statues. One is of St. Peter and the other is of St. Paul. St. Peter holds the keys to the kingdom, symbol of his role as the head of the Church. St. Paul holds a sword in his right hand and a book in his left hand. Both statues present to us these apostolic giants of Christianity. Both influenced the founding of the Church after the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Both in Rome ultimately gave their lives for Christ in witness to fidelity to Jesus. Each are majestic in their countenance and the example of their evangelization and fidelity to Christ.

The figure of the apostle Paul has a noble bearing, with a long sword in his right hand; his left holds a book. On the book is an inscription, in Hebrew letters of the fourteenth-fifteenth century style, reading: “I can do all things in him who strengthens me”, recalling the text from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, chapter 4, verse 13.

In celebrating the feast of these two Christian giants, perhaps we could reflect on that quote from Paul’s letter and ask ourselves whether we truly believe that we, today in our world, can do all things in Christ who strengthens us. The world needs Christian giants today to continue proclaiming the message of Christ. Maybe we can be those giants. May these two patron saints of our parish inspire us to be just that! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                June 28, 2020
7:30        Tony & Vera Romeo +
8:45        Edward Prudente, Sr. +
10:15       For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45       Domenico, Francesca, Tom Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
1:00        Birthday of Rose Marenzi +
5:00        Mike Ferraro + & the Birthday of Giulio Spadoni +

Monday                               June 29, 2020
7:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia +
9:00        Thanksgiving for the Petrine & Priestly Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and for the Priestly Ministry of Fr. Mario Rosso SDB + and his Brother Salesians

Tuesday                              June 30, 2020
7:00        Peg Healy +
9:00        Thomas Balistreri +
Wednesday                         July 1, 2020
7:00        Tom & Annette Lazio +
9:00        Luis San Gabriel, Sr. +

Thursday                             July 2, 2020
7:00        Nancy Massetani +
9:00        Tom & Serge Cincotta +

Friday                                   July 3, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Birthday of Frank Germano +

Saturday                              July 4, 2020
7:30        Patrick Ross +
9:00        Birthday of Simoun M. Bugayong
5:00        The Guidi Family +

Rest-in-Peace

George Handras

 

Scott Rosner

 

Jorge Santana

Particular Items

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the patrons of our church. Peter and Paul, pray for us!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Peter’s Pence. All donations go to support the goof works of the Holy Father all over the world.

Chinese Apostolate Sunday Rosary 玫瑰經 Zoom meeting:

6/28/2020 Sunday 10:45 am

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Daily Rosary: We are open for praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

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

Study Group: The Don Bosco Study Group will meet by Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 at 4pm. The great 20th century American Catholic writer, Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” along with several other short stories will be discussed. A relevant Salesian spirituality topic will be presented as well. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 1, 4pm, Zoom (Bp. Barron, “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel to a Secular Age,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Js0Hba-HLg). For a link to the meeting, please contact Frank Lavin (Franklavin@comcast.net, 415.310.8551). No reading is necessary, though. All are welcome.

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

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

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow. The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 28           External Feast of saints Peter and Paul
Monday               29           Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Patrons
Tuesday               30           The First Martyrs of the Roman Church
Wednesday         01            Junipero Serra, Priest
Thursday             02           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                   03           Thomas; Apostle
Saturday              04           Weekday in Ordinary Time. USA: Independence Day
Sunday                 05           14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Jeremiah 20:10-13; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10: 26-33. Jeremiah, the prophet, praises the Lord in the midst of terror and persecution, trusting God’s power to save. In his Letter to the Romans, Paul teaches that death came through Adam’s sin, but Jesus brings the grace of God as a gift. In the Gospel, Jesus encourages the Twelve to not be afraid.

Domenica 12A del Tempo Ordinario

Geremia è perseguitato ma sa che non sarà abbandonato dal Signore. Gesù invita a non avere paura nella persecuzione, a riconoscerlo davanti agli uomini per non essere rinnegati da lui. La fede non si piega di fronte alla minacce quando è sostenuta dalla forza Spirito Santo.

 

常年期第十二主日

 今天的福音的第一句是教宗聖若望保祿二世常常教導我們的話:「不要怕!」全部聖經一共有三百六十五句「不要怕!」足夠我們每天用一句。

為什麼不要怕?因為「與我們同在的上主,好像是一位孔武有力的戰士。」(讀經一)耶穌也告訴我們,天主珍愛我們,連我們的頭髮也清楚知道。依靠天主,我們穩如泰山。祇有天主才是我們應該敬畏的,得罪天主,喪失了基督徒的身份才是可怕的事。失去這身份等於失去了生命意義和價值。保全了這身份也就保存了生命——永生。為此,作為基督徒應該為這身份作證,就像兩千多年來,無數的基督徒一樣,為了堅守這身份,即使招致肉身的受苦、甚至死亡,也在所不惜。

今天,在美國,我們還不至為這身份犧牲生命,但若我們能不與世俗隨波逐流,活出基督的精神來,也就是為我們這身份作證。

 

From Fr. Gael:  Jeremiah, the great prophet, speaks of the difficulties he has encountered in following his vocation as prophet. He was called by God to speak God’s word, and he did so for over half a century, enduring the consequences of that faithfulness to his vocation. However, he ends today’s first reading, despite all the difficult moments, praising God: “Sing to the Lord, praise the Lord, for he has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked!” God is in, above and between all things, and God has accompanied the faithfulness of the prophet.

Jesus, then, in the Gospel tells his disciples to “fear no one.” God accompanies his faithful servants and friends, so we are not to be afraid.

This is consolation to us in the tribulations and difficulties of our own lives. When we walk with God, God is behind us, before us, to our right, to our left, above us and below us. Do we get the idea? God surrounds us. Why should we fear. We are valued in God’s eyes. And so, in the third to last line of today’s Gospel, Jesus summarizes it well. “So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                June 21, 2020

7:30        Giosue Bresolin & Giovanni Santa Lucia, Franco & Pia Ortesi +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     GB DeMartini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + 

Monday                               June 22, 2020
7:00        Ernesto Piazza +
9:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi  +  – Fortunato D’Ascoli +(Conc.)

Tuesday                               June 23, 2020
7:00        Intention Rene Enrique
9:00        Enrichetta Panelli +

Wednesday                        June 24, 2020
7:00        Harvey Trice +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III + – Scott Rosner +(Conc.)

Thursday                             June 25, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Intention the Léon Morales Family

Friday                                   June 26, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Pauline Cresci +

Saturday                              June 27, 2020
7:30        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        Porfirio Lueza +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza + 

 

Rest-in-Peace

Jorge Guillermo Santana

 

Scott Rosner

 

Particular Items

Important news, Parishioners! By mandate of the city of San Francisco we will not celebrate public Masses on Sunday (including Saturday vigil) until further notice. We will continue to celebrate public Masses at 7:00 & 9:00 AM Monday through Friday and 7:30 & 9:00 AM Saturday. We will resume the streaming of a Mass at 10:00AM on Sundays, and daily at 9:00 AM.

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

網上集禱玫瑰經 Virtual Group Rosary

6/21/2020 Sunday 10:45 am

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Daily Rosary: We hope to begin the daily praying the Rosary following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration has resumed on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Jesus has missed you–come by and visit him.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meets Thursday meeting at 6:00 PM, in the parish center, should begin soon. We will let you know! “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist: On Wednesday, June 24, we celebrate the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist. Mighty Saint, pray for us!

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: June 29, is the Solemnity of Peter and Paul, the two pillars of the Church. But because they are our patrons, we are allowed to celebrate on the closest Sunday, which is next Sunday, June 28. Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us!

Second Collection: Next weekend we have a second collection for our parish school. If you are donating online, please go here, select the “Second Collection” designation and we will make sure your donation goes to the school.

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

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

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow. The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 21           12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday               22           Paulinus of Nola; Bishop.  John Fisher; Bishop, & Thomas More;  Martyrs
Tuesday               23           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        24           The Nativity of John  the Baptist
Thursday             25           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                    26           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              27           Cyril of Alexandria; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday                 28           Saints Peter and Paul; Apostles, Martyrs, Our Patrons

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Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58. In Deuteronomy, Moses reminds the people of how God brought them out of Egypt and through 40 years in the desert. Saint Paul writes of our unity as Christians, for we all partake of the one loaf. Jesus tells the Jewish crowds that he is the living bread that came down from heaven so that eternal life may be found though Him.

 

Corpo e Sangue Di Cristo

Durante la vita, anche noi abbiamo bisogno dal cielo, dà la vita, crea un rapporto di communione tra tutti I credenti, mentre assicura la risurrezione finale. Anche per il mondo l’Eucaristia è segno e strumento di salvezza eterna.

 

基督聖體聖血節

教會每年都隆重地慶祝基督聖體聖血節,目的是提醒我們,天主不是個不與人沒有關係,毫不關心,不理會人的天主,單祇要求人去崇拜的神。相反的,祂降生成人,與人同行,深刻了解人類的喜怒哀樂,同情人的困境和需要的神。祂不單供給我們肉體的需要,更把自己的身體和寶血作我們的精神食糧,養育我們的靈魂。在彌撒中繼續把我們奉獻給天父,又供給我們的靈魂作食糧。我們必需朝拜、感謝、熱愛聖體,勤領聖體,否則就辜負耶穌一番心意了。

讀經二給我們展開另一個境界,聖體也使弟兄們彼此團結。「因為餅祇有一個,   我們雖多,祇是一個身體,因為我們眾人共享一個餅。」而聖體祇有一個,就是基督的身體,我們領了聖體,與基督共融,有着基督的血和肉,大家都是祂的肢體。 為此,我們要團結一致。

今天又是父親節,孝敬父親不祇是在父親節的一天,而是時時刻刻想到父親的功勞和愛,尊敬他,孝愛他,為他祈禱,讓我們求聖家之長聖若瑟保護,指引所有父親。

 

From Fr. Gael: Moses in his farewell speech in Deuteronomy reminds the Israelites of how they were fed manna in the desert. It became their daily bread. It was their sustenance. It guaranteed them survival. Paul in his words to the Corinthians reminds them, “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?” Jesus in the Gospel of John declares to his listeners, “This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

All the readings are centered on the “Body and Blood of Jesus Christ” which today’s liturgy celebrates. It is the wisdom of the Church which prompts us to remember this reality. Familiarity breeds contempt, the saying goes. As regards the Eucharist, however, we might change the saying a bit, “familiarity breeds indifference.” What a tragedy! That we should be indifferent to the depth of the gift of the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Jesus is astounding.. He died out of sheer love for us. How can we become too accustomed to that great reality? May the love of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ be ever in our hearts! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                June 14, 2020
7:30        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     Giuseppe, Antonia, & Fortunato D’Ascoli +
1:00        In Honor of St. Anthony
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families + 

Monday                               June 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Louis, Enes, & Joseph Greco + – Ermy Durighello + (Conc.)

Tuesday                               June 16, 2020
7:00        Zenaida Mendoza Evans +
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci + – Cynthia Coppi + (Conc.)

Wednesday       June 17, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Thursday                             June 18, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Victoria Devincenzi +

Friday                   June 19, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Jose C. Bugayong +
9:00        Souls of Louis & Ilva Baccetti +

Saturday                              June 20, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Silvio & Elvira Toso +
5:00        Costantino Laurent +

 

Particular Items

Welcome Back, Parishioners! Thanks be to God, public Masses can be celebrated again. Jesus has missed you! Regular Church hours begin June 14, as does the regular Mass schedule. Please follow ALL of the ushers instructions, bring your mask and hand sanitizer if you have it, and observe the 6’ distance.

Streaming Schedule: We are still streaming some of the Masses. On Sundays we will stream the 8:45 English, 10:15 Chinese, & 11:45 AM Italian Masses. Monday through Saturday, we will stream the 9:00AM Mass. Go here to participate.

Help! Your Church still needs your offerings! Go here to help us online.

Daily Rosary: We hope to begin the daily praying the Rosary following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: The AA Meetings on Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center, should begin soon. We will let you know! “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 14           The Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ
Monday               15           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               16           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        17           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             18           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                    19           The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saturday              20           The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                 21           Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary

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Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18. On Mount Sinai, Moses encounters the God of Israel as a God of compassion and kindness. Saint Paul urges the Corinthians to live in fellowship and peace as brothers and sisters, children of the one God. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches that his mission is grounded in the total love of the Father for all of creation.

Santissima Trinità

Il credente, con il sacramento dal Battesimo, entra in communione con il Padre, che è amore che salva con il Figlio che  è amore che si dona e co lo Spirito Santo che è amore che santifica. La solennità della Santissima Trinità è la festa dell’Amore, che abbracci tutti gli uomini, figli di Dio.

 

 天主聖三節

今天我們慶祝天主聖三節。什麼是聖三?就是我們相信一個天主,有三個位格,就是所謂(三位一體)。我們崇拜的不是三個不同的神,而是一個天位,包含聖父、聖子、聖神三個位格。我們從聖子基督得知天主是三位一體的,祂談論祂在大之父,說「我與父原是一體」。祂向父祈禱,求父賜給我們聖神,祂要門徒:「因父、及子、及聖神之名」付洗。三位一體是個奧秘,不是人可以完全明白完全解釋得清楚的。

我們雖然不明白,但有一點可以清楚,天主愛世人,祂以自己的肖像造了人,要人分享祂的生命,享受一切美善,人雖然犯罪,天主仍舊用祂的仁來愛我們,聖子以祂的血來洗淨我們罪污的靈魂。如我們誠心受教,天主聖神給我們各種神恩。我們雖然看不見天主三位一體,但從各種現象中可以證明。就像如果你隔着一道牆對一個人講話,他回應你,你請他幫忙,他替你辦到,甚至幫得比你所求的更好,你求他教導指引,他總會默默地替你指出一個方針,一條適合的路。你雖然不看見他,但知道有其人在,天主三位一體在,就是一樣。

 

From Fr. Gael: The description of himself that God gives to Moses the reading from Exodus is beautiful. “The Lord, the Lord, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity.

Who could fear a God like that? Respect and respond, “YES,” but not fear. This is the God we call Trinity. This is the God who “so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” If we could really fully interiorize what kind of LOVE this is, what a difference it would make in our lives. Problems of self-worth and low self-image would disappear. We could put therapists out of business. That is what TRINITY is all about. However, it is only natural that finite minds cannot capture the full import of the INFINITE, and the TRINITY is infinite love. So we can only long for the INFINITE. And that is the insatiable hunger which is at the heart of all our souls. So we will have to settle for the blessing which Paul gives to the Corinthians in the second reading: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                June 7, 2020
7:30        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Soul of Lee King Fung +
11:45     Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Eddie Prudente, II +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families + 

Monday                               June 8, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Giuseppe Balistreri +

Tuesday                               June 9, 2020
7:00        Lucia Castillo +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday       June 10, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday                             June 11, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini +

Friday                   June 12, 2020
7:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Anthony Cresci +

Saturday                              June 13, 2020
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini & Ellen Crossan +
5:00        Ruth & Guido 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

Rest-in-Peace

Richie Alioto

 

Alfred Bucchianeri

 

Cynthia Coppi

Norma Kristovich

 

Particular Items

Reopening: The Church is now open from 11AM until 3PM daily for individual prayer.

Public Mass: GREAT NEWS! Archbishop Cordileone has designated Sunday, June 14, the Feast of Corpus Christi, as the date San Francisco Churches can celebrate public Masses. BUT, as we prepare to open the Church, we will need YOUR help. We need a group of people at each Sunday Mass willing to serve as ushers before Mass, and to sanitize the pews after each Mass. If you have visited the Church you know we already have the pews blocked off so that every third pew is open to ensure social distancing, so it won’t take too long. Of course gloves, spray bottles paper towels, and masks will be provided. The Chinese Apostolate will take care of the 10:15 Mass, but we need help at all the others. Email Gibbons to volunteer.

Chinese Rosary and Social Today: The Chinese Apostolate hosts the online Rosary and Social after Mass on Sunday 6/7/2020 from 10:45 am to 12:30 pm.
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Rosary Walk TODAY at St. Mary’s Cathedral: This Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, at 2:30pm there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary’s Cathedral. We’ll meet in front of the Cathedral and then walk the perimeter while praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Why a Rosary Walk? Because we need to reclaim our city for God. We haven’t been able to publicly worship God at Mass for weeks and now we’re deprived of the freedom to live in safety. The only way out is to counter these evils head on with the best spiritual weapon: the Rosary.

Fr. Richard Heilman, the priest behind the Coast to Coast Rosary campaigns and The Roman Catholic Man website, explains why we should do rosary walks: “There is something Biblical about walking the land (‘I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.’ -Joshua 1:3). Of course, we are not referring to grasping hold of the deed to the land on which we walk. We are not reclaiming the land for ourselves, but for God. We are asking for a ‘spiritual shift’ on the ground in which we walk and pray.”

Pray for the People of Hong Kong and the Deceased of Tianamen Square! We received this request, which we are glad to share:

Greetings Ss. Peter & Paul Church, San Francisco,

問候 三藩市聖伯多祿和聖保祿堂 ,

I do apologize to contact you to place a prayer request without become one of your church member. However, for human’s kindness, benevolence, and conscience, I do beg for your help, and do beg for you to honor this request.

我很抱歉沒有首先成為您教堂的信眾而向您提請這個祈禱請求。但是,處於人類的善良,仁義,和良知,我向您祈求幫助,懇請您能兌現這個請求。

This prayer request is placed for the memorial of the 31st anniversary of the June 4th Massacre conducted by the Chinese Communist Party on 6/4/1989 in Beijing. We pray for death, we pray for heroes.

這個祈禱請求是為紀念六四屠殺三十一週年而提請,這個中共惡黨在1989年6月4日犯下的滔天大罪。我們為逝者祈禱,為英雄祈禱。

With an extremely deep heart and my highest respect to all of those unsung heroes who got injured, been put under custody, and even paid their life, we do commemorate and forever remember the Fourth day of June in the year of 1989. On the historical day 31 years ago, the evil Communist Party drove its tanks to suppress the peacefully protesting ordinary Chinese people and use its weapon to massacre those students and young people who fight for their human rights and freedom. When we mourn our heroes, we never stop to fight. Fight for our right, for our freedom, for our future, and for our kids. We want our future generations to have the freedom to protest, to speak, and to choose their life, the same as what Hong Kong people are doing for months. We want a peaceful world to life, with no government violence, with no dictatorship, with no persecutions, and finally, with no more Communism.

懷著極端沈痛的心情和我對受傷,被捕,甚至獻出生命的英雄最崇高的敬重,我們鄭重的紀念並永遠銘記1989年6月4日。31年前這個歷史性的一天,邪惡的共產黨用坦克車鎮壓和平抗議的普通中國人民,並用機關槍掃射屠殺了那些為人權民主自由而抗爭的學生和年輕人。這一天, 中共邪靈所有那自封的合法性都隨著上街的坦克車機關槍而化為泡影。當我們緬懷英烈並為英雄哀悼的時候,我們從來沒有停止抗爭。為我們的權利,我們的自由,我們的未來,和為我們的孩子們。我們希望我們的子孫後代能像今天英勇的香港人一樣有抗議,自由發聲,和選擇生活的權利。我們想要一個和平的世界,一個沒有政府暴力的世界,一個沒有獨裁暴政、沒有迫害、沒有共產邪教的世界。

Tribute to the dead, tribute to the hero.

向逝者致敬,向英雄致敬。

R.I.P.

願逝者安息。

May God bless you, and May God bless all those peaceful people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 07           The Most Holy Trinity
Monday               08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday               09           Ephrem; Deacon, Doctor
Wednesday        10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Thursday             11           Barnabas; Apostle
Friday                    12           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              13           Anthony of Padua; Priest, Doctor
Sunday                 14           The Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ

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Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23. The first reading recounts the dramatic coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples — and their resulting ability to speak in different tongues. In his Letter to the Corinthians, Saint Paul writes that while there are different kinds of spiritual gifts, there is but the same Spirit, and the same God. In the Gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples in a locked room, gives them the Holy Spirit, and grants them the authority to forgive sins.

 

Domenica di Pentecoste

Con la Pentecoste, prende corpo l’impegno della comunità mandata ad annunciare le grandi opera di Dio. La Chiesa si fa annunciatrice di un messaggio nuovo, rivolto ad ogni uomo, chiamato ad inserirsi nella grande famiglia, edificata sull’amore di Gesù.

 

 

聖神降臨節

聖母藉聖神的德能懷孕生了耶穌,耶穌藉祂的聖神開始了另一個新的創造 —— 祂的奧體 ——教會,因此聖神降臨之日可以說是教會的生日。

耶穌復活後多次顯現給門徒,命他們到普天下去教訓萬民,給他們付洗,今天祂又交給他們赦罪的權柄,但門徒們都是軟弱的、沒有多少知識的人,他們大部份都是漁夫,怎能承擔這重任呢?所以祂向他們吹了一口氣,象徵聖神要降臨到他們身上。耶穌要他們祈禱、準備,迎接這偉大的時刻。今天的讀經一,我們讀到他們在祈禱中,聖神藉火舌的形象,降到他們的身上,他們都充滿聖神,他們不再軟弱了, 勇敢地出外傳教,而且能說外方的語言。

我們領了堅振聖事後,聖神的七個恩典:敬畏、孝愛、聰敏、剛毅、超見、明達、上智,圓滿地傾注在我們身上,就像當年降臨在宗徒身上一樣。我們的靈魂有了不能磨滅的屬神的印記。藉着聖神的幫助,成為基督的勇兵。作為勇兵不一定需要出生入死去打仗,而是要時常記得以言以行去為基督作證。就像我們勇敢的龔品梅主教,和世界上不少人,為了信仰,忍耐、仁愛地去面對牢獄之苦;或是每日勤懇懇守好天主的誡命,愛主愛人,也是基督的勇兵。

 

From Fr. Gael: The first reading gives us an account of Pentecost from Acts of the Apostles authored by St. Luke. The Gospel gives a Pentecost event description from the Gospel of John. John’s description is much more succinct. What exactly happened is not as important as the fact that the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles and the disciples. The eyes of their faith were opened and their hearts were filled with the realization of who Jesus was. And that was fire! They, who had been locked away in a room found the courage of their realization and conviction of Jesus Christ and in that moment Christianity blossomed and the Church was born. We are part of the consequence of that moment. I think the world once again needs to feel the power and the fire of the Holy Spirit so that a refreshed and renewed Christianity may enliven us. And so, will I, will you be art of that new FIRE. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                  May 31, 2020
7:30        Anton & Angela Canepa +
8:45        Irene Moreci +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45     Ernesto Bacini & Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Antonio Corona +
5:00        Florence Rubino +

 Monday                 June 1, 2020
7:00        Felice, Grazia, Francisco, & Maria Spingola +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia & Raymond Raggio + – Birthday of Dolores Meehan (Conc.)

Tuesday                  June 2, 2020
7:00        Wedding Anniversary of Andrea & Rose Marenzi +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

Wednesday          June 3, 2020
7:00        Erwin Castillo +
9:00        Thanksgiving from Antonio Sia Lu

Thursday              June 4, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Anton & Angela Canepa +

Friday                   June 5, 2020
7:00        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +
9:00        Italo Giannone +

Saturday              June 6, 2020
7:30        Josephine Ross +
9:00        Juan Lueza +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

 Rest-in-Peace
Richie Alioto – Romanie Rajhboy – Donna Traverso

 

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Welcome, new Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Today, the Solemnity of Pentecost,
seven adults will be baptized and initiated into the Catholic Church
here at Saints Peter & Paul:

Adults receiving the Sacraments of Initiation:

Michael Elliott
Rebekah Grace Elliott
Shane Kennedy
Paul Yu Luo Chen
Teresa Amy Sui Bing Leung

Adults receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist:

Flavia Silva Pinto
Steven Joseph Caporelli

The Mass will be live-streamed at 4PM today.
Please pray for them on this wonderful day,
and Candidates and Catechumens, please pray for us!

 

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the poor. You may donate here, and please indicate “Second Collection” in the designations menu. You can of course make your Sunday offerings there too Please be generous!

Chinese Rosary: The Chinese Apostolate will host their weekly Rosary and Social after Mass this Sunday. Here’s the login info:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                  31           Pentecost Sunday
Monday                 01           The Blessed Virgin Mary;  Mother of the Church
Tuesday                 02           Marcellinus and Peter; Martyrs
Wednesday           03           Charles Lwanga and Companions; Martyrs
Thursday               04           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                    05           Boniface; Bishop, Martyr
Saturday                06           Norbert; Bishop
Sunday                  07           The Most Holy Trinity

Your faithful donations of last week will be published after the epidemic has passed.
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Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28: 16-20. In the first reading, Jesus tells his Apostles that they will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, and then he ascends into heaven. In his Letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul affirms the hope enjoyed by all who believe in the promise and power of Christ. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus commissions the Apostles to make disciples of all nations, and assures them that he will be with them, always, until the end of the age.

 

Ascensione del Signore

L’Ascensione inaugural la missione della Chiesa. Il Signore Gesù, accolto nella Gloria del padre, ma nascosto alla nostra vista sensibile, abita in noi spiritualmente e continua con noi l’opera di salvezza, dichiarando che siamo destinati all vita eterna

 

耶穌升天節

今天是耶穌升天節,可是今天的福音(瑪竇28:16-20)並沒有提及穌升天的事。但由於其他福音說記述了耶穌被接升天,可以知道祂的確升天了。耶穌復活後四十天和門徒們吃喝談話,祂的光榮隱藏在人性的形象中。直到祂升天之時,祂的光榮才完全顯示出來。現在耶穌再不與自己的信徒以形體同在,卻以精神的方式時常與祂的教會結合,不斷教化指引她,直到世界終窮之日。

臨別之時,他們交給了門徒治理教會的權柄,給他們施洗和赦罪的權柄。祂說:「天上地下的一切權柄都交給了我,所以你們要去使萬民成為門徒,因父、及子及聖神之名給他們授洗。」這一句話說明了天主三位一體的道理,也說明天教會是由宗徒一脈相承地傳下來的。領了洗的人是屬於天主的,和天主有特殊關係。

天主聖父是一切救恩之本,聖子把領了洗的人加入在祂的教會裏,聖神默導教友,使他們明白並有恆地做到耶穌所要求的。

耶穌既然把治理教會的權交給宗徒和他們繼承人,當然也默導他們,使他們代表祂善盡職青,我們服從教會的訓導,就是服從天主。

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 May 24, 2020
7:30        John DeLucchi +
8:45        Angelina & Guido Torre +
10:15     Admiral Thomas F, Brown, III +
11:45     The Pierini & Spes Families +
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday                               May 25, 2020
7:00        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Angela Canepa + (Conc.)

Tuesday                               May 26, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Jerry Ortega Bini
9:00        Lorenzo & Angela Lazio + – John Zuffo + (Conc.)

Wednesday                        May 27, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                             May 28, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Dominic & Frank Romeo +

Friday                                   May 29, 2020
                7:00        Caterina & Filippo Besagno +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Saturday                              May 30, 2020
7:30        Anton & Angela Canepa +
9:00        For the Soul of Gelasio Bini +
5:00        Guilio Guidi +

 

Baptisms
Gianna Jean Ostarello

Weddings
Matthew Frustaci and Malia Powers

Rest-in-Peace
Stephen Steczyinski
Admiral Thomas F, Brown, III
Fortunato D’Ascoli

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. If you donate through our website, please select the designation “Second Collection.”

Rosary/Social TODAY: The Chinese Apostolate host their weekly Rosary (followed by socializing) on Sunday, following Mass, from 10:45am to 12:30 pm. Join Zoom Meeting:

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Find your local number: Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

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

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

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

School Art Show! The lockdown did not stop our Pre-Kers and K-8 students from producing the annual Sunrise art Show! Go here to see the work of the Pre-K, go here to see Grades K-5, and go here to see the work of Grades 6-8.

Virtual Pentecost Retreat for Youth! The Salesian Youth Ministry is participating in two Ignite! Virtual Pentecost retreats. There is one for Middle/High Schooler’s on May 23, and one for young adults on the 30th. Go here to register:

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

Women in the Mystical Tradition of the Catholic Church: Women have played an integral role in developing the Catholic Mystical Tradition.  Join Dr. Anthony Lilles, Dean of Academics at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park California, as he guides students on an exploration through the lives and works of the Church’s most important women teachers of Catholic mysticism.  This class is open to everyone, but it’s especially geared towards catechists, parish leaders, evangelists, parochial religion teachers, those discerning a vocation, and those interested in growing in their life of prayer.  It’s on Zoom (so you can ask questions!) the fee is $20 for all the courses, and the next one is this Tuesday at 7PM on the great St. Catherine of Siena. Go here to learn more and register: https://sfarchdiocese.org/mystics

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 24           The Ascension of the Lord
Monday               25           Easter Weekday, Bede the Venerable; Priest, Doctor,Gregory VII; Pope,
Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi; Virgin
Tuesday               26           Philip Neri; Priest
Wednesday         27           Easter Weekday, Augustine of Canterbury; Bishop
Thursday             28           Easter Weekday
Friday                  29           Easter Weekday
Saturday              30           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 31           Pentecost Sunday

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

 

Domenica 6A di Pasqua

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

 

復活期第六主日

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

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

 

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

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Rena Figone

 

Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown, USN

Stephen Steczynski

 

Particular Items

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

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

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

Chinese Apostolate Rosary and Socializing: The Apostolate will host a Rosary/ social today at 11:00AM on Zoom (meeting opens as soon as Mass ends).  Love Our Lady and reconnect with your friends here:
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Meeting ID: 847 3070 0360. Password: 479637
One tap mobile: +16699009128,,84730700360#,,1#,479637# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location:  +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose), Meeting ID: 847 3070 0360, Password: 479637

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar

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

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Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14: 1-12. In the first reading, the Twelve choose seven reputable men to be their assistants and serve at table. In his Letter, Peter writes that all who have faith are to be living stones, imitating Christ. In John’s Gospel, Jesus declares himself the way and the truth and the life, calling those who believe in him to do the works he does.

Domenica 5A Di Pasqua

Ai cristiani non vengono risparmiate aspre critiche e ciò li spinge a unirsi ancor più strettamente a Gesù Cristo. Soltanto con Lui sono in grado di edificare la nuova civiltà dell’amore, capace di compiere opera grande.

 

復活期第五主日

今天的福音充滿溫情,耶穌知道祂的十二門徒中,有人出賣祂、否認祂,必定心神沮喪,況且自己即將離開他們,他們會覺得無所依靠,心傷神喪。為此祂要安慰他們,勸他們不要心煩意亂,告訴他們,既然信賴天主,就該相信祂是去為他們作準備。祂會再來。

祂告訴他們,也告訴我們,祂是道路、真理、生命。祇要跟隨祂,不會喪亡,不會迷失。藉着祂,我們認識天主聖父,所以祂是道路;祂所講論的不是自己的話,而是天父的話,依從這教導,實行這教導,我們認識真理;永生全在於認識天主愛天主。因此,我們應該走耶穌所指示的道路,用信仰去契合,用愛德去生活。

師主篇》的作者說得好:「沒有道路,不能到達;沒有真理,不能認識什麼,沒有生命,不能生活。」讓我們走上耶穌的道路,活出耶穌的模樣來。

今天又是母親節,讓我們祈禱求聖母保護我們的母親身體和靈魂都充滿天主的恩寵。也求她幫助天下做母親的善盡做母親的責任。

 

From Fr. Gael: The gospel of today is a sad but beautiful one. Jesus has told the disciples that he is leaving them and they are great saddened by the prospect. But the, Jesus says a beautifully human and compassionate thing: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” He understands their sense of loss. He tries to comfort them with the knowledge that he is only going ahead of them to prepare a place for them. He’ll be there waiting for them. Not to worry! I’m not sure how much of a consolation that was for them. For us however, separated by time and distance from the earthly physical presence of Jesus, it gives us a sense of expectation, of the good thing to come, of the place prepared for us from all time in the house of the heavenly Father where we’ll all have our own rooms!. Wow! What a house! We’ll all be one big happy family. No avoiding it! The challenge is to begin to live like family, here and now. Let’s begin at Sts. Peter & Paul community. Let’s try to start heaven now! – –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                May 10, 2020
7:30        Clementina Bresolin, Erminia & Maria Santa Lucia, & Pia Ortesi +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45     Ilva Baccetti +
1:00        Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +
5:00        Thanksgiving from Herbert & Marilou Cua

 Monday                              May 11, 2020
7:00        Ilide Piazza +
9:00        Enes & Carella Greco & Irene Zamzi V+ – Intention Diane Lynch (Conc.)

Tuesday                              May 12, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Solomon M. Bugayong +
9:00        Maria Arioto-Cresci +

Wednesday                        May 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Thursday                             May 14, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday                                   May 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Saturday                              May 16 , 2020
7:30        Maria & Gaetano Carniglia +
9:00        Tony & Rose Stroppiana +
5:00        Fernanda Matteucci +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Erwin Castillo – Lucia Castillo
Zenaida Mendoza Evans

Particular Items

Church is Open! Yes, your church is open! We are open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for individual prayer. And remember, we still need your donations. Please give here.

Today’s Bible Study notes: You can deepen your appreciation of the Word of God with Fr. Gael’s Bible Study notes.  Download here. Very interesting and informative!

Mothers Day Rosary May 10! The Chinese Apostolate invites you to join in a rosary for all our beloved mothers, still with us or who have gone before us. Conversation will follow! Go here to join the Zoom meeting, which begins at 11:15 AM. The Meeting ID is: 824 5346 7144 and the password is 927657. Online socializing will follow!

 

Fatima Rosary for Public Mass: Catholics will gather this Wednesday, May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima to pray the Rosary for the Restoration of Public Mass. The Rosary will begin at 3PM in the plaza in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral at Gough & Geary Streets. CDC prevention guidelines will be observed. Go here to learn more.

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Catholic Charities. You can go here to donate, and select the “Second Collection” designation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 10           Fifth Sunday of Easter
Monday               11           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               12           Easter Weekday, Nereus & Achilleus; Martyrs, Pancras; Martyr
Wednesday        13           Our Lady of Fatima
Thursday             14           Matthias; Apostle
Friday                    15           St. Isidore
Saturday              16           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 17           Sixth Sunday of Easter

Your donations of this week will be published after the epidemic has passed.

 

 

Acts 2: 1-14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10: 1-10. In the first reading, Peter tells the community that their Savior was indeed the one whom they crucified. They are cut to the heart, they repent and are baptized—adding about three thousand persons to the community. In the second reading, Peter calls the community to patient suffering when they know wht they are doing is right. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks about the shepherd and the sheep who know the sound of his voice.

 Domenica 4A di Pasqua

Gesù ci conosce e ci chiama per nome. Ascoltiamo la sua voce, entrando per l’unica porta che è lui e chiedendo con la preghiera altri pastori che ne continuino l’opera.

 

復活期第四主日 善牧主日)

 復活期第四主日又稱善牧主日,今天的讀經邀請我們默想好牧人的意義,教會的三個周禮儀年在今天都讀聖若望福音第十章,有關耶穌自喻為善牧,也自喻為羊欄的門。

在舊約中,天主屢次自稱或被稱為牧者,如聖詠、耶肋米亞先知書。又如梅瑟、達味都被稱為牧人;在新約中,耶穌更自稱是牧人。由此可見牧者的觀念滲透了全部聖經。

顧名思義,羊欄是給羊棲息,保護羊群安全的地方,羊欄的門尤為重要。牧人是照顧羊群的人,從羊欄的門進入,可以得到照顧,確保安全,可以得到靈性的滋養,是我們進入天國的樞紐。羊欄象徵教會。教會是耶穌的代表。

耶穌的教訓是無盡的寶藏,聽從祂,從祂這扇門進去,可以取之無盡,用之不竭,可以得到心靈的平安快樂和來世的永福。

神父是善牧的代表,要愛護他們,為他們祈禱。

 

From Fr. Gael: The image of the shepherd is very strong in the readings today. Sometimes that image can across in a bucolic, poetic way which while beautiful does not allow us to appreciate the full parameters of the depth of the image of shepherd. The work of the shepherd is demanding. He must guide a group of animals who are not always cooperative. He must get them to go in the right direction all at the same time. When one goes astray, he must go out to find it leaving the 99 behind. When there are wolves or foxes, he must protect the sheep and defenseless lambs from these predator animals. And what about the smell of the sheep and all that goes with it. So while the image is beautiful, the work is demanding. Yet, this is one of the strongest images found in the Bible, and it is the image of Jesus. That is his vocation and he does it well. I can only image being the one that is lost and the joy of being found by Christ! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace

Italo Giannone

 

Lois Fiedler

and Edward Fernandez

 Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                May 3 2020

7:30        Henry Ravetto +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     GB DeMartini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Deceased Members of the Chinese Apostolate +

Monday                              May 4, 2020

7:00        Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00        Italo Giannone +

Tuesday                              May 5, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Wednesday                      May 6, 2020
 7:00        Lois Fiedler +
9:00        Frank Cresci +

Thursday                            May 7, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

Friday                                 May 8, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +

Saturday                             May 9, 2020
7:30        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza +

Weekly Intentions
In Honor of the Infant of Prague

 

Particular Items

The Church IS Open! Remember, your church is open from 11AM to 3 PM daily. Come on in and say your prayers—we miss you!

Livestreamed Mass: Watch the Mass daily at 10AM here, and donate to support your church here.

 

Santa Gemma: If it were not for the epidemic, today we would be celebrating the Feast of Santa Gemma, beloved of the people of Lucca and all Italy. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 03           Fourth Sunday of Easter
Monday               04           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               05           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        06           Easter Weekday
Thursday             07           Easter Weekday
Friday                    08           Easter Weekday
Saturday              09           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 10           Fifth Sunday of Easter

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