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.
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 +
Alexia Carli Lal
Luis Contreras & Alandra Villaseñor
Javier Llorente – Pasqule Scerbo, Sr.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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).
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)
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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