Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 John 2:1-5a; Luke 24:35-48. Peter tells the people they have put to death God’s servant, Jesus, and exhorts them, Repent, therefore and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away. John writes to his community in the hope that they do not sin, but if they should he tells them that they have an Advocate in Christ. In the Gospel, while the two disciples recount to the others their experience with Jesus on the way, the risen Christ appears to all of them, with a greeting of peace. He shows them his body, and eats in front of them, in order to help them understand the Scriptures and what they had witnessed.
Domenica 3A Di Pasqua
Le nostre resistenze interiori alla grazia e la seduzione delle cose materiali ostacolano la crescita nel bene. Ma tutto cambia quando ci poniamo di fronte alla croce di Gesù, scoprendo con stupore la bontà di Dio. Il Cristo morto e risorto è nucleo centrale del messaggio cristiano.
From Fr. Gael:
The Gospels after Easter Sunday are full of the appearances of the Risen Christ in the midst of the daily life of the disciples. Today’s gospel starts with a reference to the disciples of Emmaus, and then jumps into another appearance of Christ to the disciples. Jesus usually begins these visits with the words, “Peace be with you.” The appearance of Christ in our lives is meant to be an encounter of peace. However, I can perfectly well understand how the appearance of Christ in my daily life could be an earthshaking and nerve rattling encounter.
Jesus understands the human experience personally, and therefore, keeps repeating the “peace be with you,” at each appearance and encounter. We might well imagine what the experience was like for the first disciples. But, wait a minute! We often have the very same experience and it slips our full consciousness and the appreciation of the amazing reality that Jesus still chooses to encounter us in our daily lives.
That encounter is the Eucharist! That encounter is as frequent as we choose it to be in our lives. The Jesus of the Gospel is fully and totally at our human disposition. How amazing is that! The God who created the universe is at our disposition. We have no reason to envy the disciples of the Post-Resurrection Gospels in their encounter s with the Risen Christ. We have only to approach and receive. What power we hold in our hearts and souls.
We are called an Easter people. We truly are just that. The Risen Christ invites us to it. Listen to Him: “Peace be with you, My peace I give to you… and, Do this in memory of me.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday April 18, 2021
8:45 Angelo Sanguinetti + – Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00 Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + –
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
Monday April 19, 2021
7:00 Silvio & Elvira Toso +
9:00 Fortunato, Antonia, & Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
Tuesday April 20, 2021
7:00 Vincent, Frances, Nathan, John, & Francesca Mazzaferri +
9:00 John P. O’Neill, Sr. +
Wednesday April 21, 2021
7:00 Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00 Fernanda Matteucci & Queena Maggiora +
Thursday April 22, 2021
7:00 John Bonjean +
9:00 Evelyn Lena Elliot +
Friday April 23, 2021
7:00 Sophia B. Martin +
9:00 Rudolph C. Bertolozzi +
Saturday April 24, 2021
7:30 The Giurlani Family +
9:00 Francesco Esposito +
5:00 Ruth & Guido Ghiglieri +
Elizabeth Jane Austin
Thomas Grenchik—Fumiko Satoda
Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 15 parishioners have pledged/paid $11,150, leaving us with a balance of $46,804. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.
Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information, 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/
Easter Decorations: We thank all who helped to decorate the Church for the Easter Season, and all who donated Easter Lilies for the following intentions: Anthony Tin, Fr. Mario Rosso, SDB (朱神父), Frank Tognotti, Mr. Valentine Te, Mr. & Mrs. Lu Kim & Alice Jimenez Yao, Relatives & Friends, Lee, Joe, Tom, and Carol, Mara, George Downing, Lucille Downing, Vittorio Bacchetti, Annunciata Bacchetti, Stephanie Lazio Cincotta, Tom & Annette Lazio, Serge & Tom Cincotta, Lawrence Lazio, Antone & Aldofina Cincotta, Sr Vincenzo Delfino, Cameron Yee Ngook, Jean Der Kuan, Frank & Linda Machi, The Pierini & Spes Families, Ko Kwan Wah & Ko Lau Wai Jin, Catarina Lai, Our Blessed Mother, Health Nila Massanti, GB De Martini, Maria Michel, Chiang Li-Shan, Michael W. Hu, Queena Maggiora, Pietro, Adelina, & Elena Domenici, Joseph & Alda Maggiora, Jose Unzueta, Fernanda Matteucci, Rosetta Marchini, Evert & Alfons Tjon Sieuw, Fr. Bob Stein, SDB, Intentions of Diah Ayu Ong, Cyril & Elizabeth Michael, Soul of King Fung Lee, King Yuk Lee, Paul Tsih, Jane Fon, Mary & Julian Lavin, Marie & Joseph Famiali, Intention Paul & Maggie, Intention Jeff & Sue Gamble, Edith Cherry, Tad Borek, Maria Kiu, Mary & Joseph Lavin, Patrick Dunphy, Javier & Celia Villagomez, Eugene De Mattei, The Hom/Ordona Families, The Greco Family, Lourdes & Felix Riviera & Meinrado Riviera, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Gould, Vince & Irene Moreci, Eddie & Torchy Prudente, Intentions of Judith Smith, Tad Borek, Tom & Jean Woeber.
Year of St. Joseph: “St. Joseph, ‘Terror of Demons’, the penultimate title in the Litany of St. Joseph officially approved by the Church. I see it is so pertinent for today because we have a certain patricide taking place in culture. With the cancel culture, there is an elimination of fathers, their role and importance. We need to get that back and understand …, rightly so, men are not cavemen on the one hand, ogres telling people what to do, but on the other hand, not men who are confused and don’t want to fight, those who are living for comfort and pleasure. In St. Joseph’s title Terror of Demons, we have a man who is so humble — we don’t have one word from him in the Gospels — and yet the demons are terrified of this guy because of his purity, his humility, his love and his obedience to God and his courage. When I tell people about that title — many don’t know it’s an official title for St. Joseph — they wonder where I get it from. I talked to people around the world about where the title comes from.
There’s no way to pinpoint the exact origin, but part of it goes back to his ability to intercede with God paternally. No one else can do that — nobody. Only two people in all of Christianity have the ability to intercede with God parentally. Mary is the mother and Joseph is the father. That is unique and a terror to demons. They know when Mom and Dad ask things from God, it’s done.–Fr. Donald Calloway, “The Consecration to St. Joseph.”
Confirmation Mass: On Sunday, May 2, at the 12 noon Mass, our Saints Peter and Paul students will receive the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit!
Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit Eucharist. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/
Sunday 18 Third Sunday of Easter
Monday 19 Easter Weekday
Tuesday 20 Easter Weekday
Wednesday 21 Easter Weekday, Anselm; Bishop, Doctor
Thursday 22 Easter Weekday
Friday 23 Easter Weekday, George; Martyr, Adalbert; Bishop, Martyr
Saturday 24 Easter Weekday, Fidelis of Sigmaringen; Priest, Martyr
Sunday 25 Fourth Sunday of Easter
Your Easter Sunday/ Easter Appeal donations: $24,732.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!