Acts 4:8-12; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18. In the first reading, Peter proclaims to the elders that the cripple who has been healed and saved was done so in the name of Jesus. This is the Jesus that they had crucified and whom God raised from the dead. The First Letter of John says that through the love of God we are now the children of God; what we shall become is not yet revealed. In the Gospel, Jesus says, I am the good shepherd…[who] lays down his life for the sheep.
Domenica 4A Di Pasqua
Gesù ci ama e vuole entrare in dialogo con noi. Siamo chiamati figli di Dio e lo siamo realmente, afferma San Giovanni. Nello splendore della Pasqua nasce un mondo nuovo. In questa società che massifica le persone ci commuove la chiamata di Gesù, che si rivolge a ciascuno di noi, individualmente, per farci scoprire la dignità di figli di Dio.
From Fr. Gael: This Sunday, in the Gospel, we hear about the characteristics of the Good shepherd. Reducing the thought to its essential characteristic, it focuses on an unconditional love capable of giving one’s own life for the sake of those confided to one’s care. My own image of the good shepherd is inextricably connected to my visits home to my family in the mountains of County Kerry in Southwestern Ireland. I usually stayed with my three unmarried cousins in the home of my Aunt Mollie. Every few years when I had a chance to pass through Ireland, I would stay a couple of weeks with them. They lived simply and in a way which has all but disappeared. They spent their lives caring for their flock of sheep, enduring all that implies. They were for me a real image of the Good Shepherd. I have a picture I took of Mickey holding a lamb in his arms. It is a tender picture of love which always invokes the image of the Good Shepherd. This is all to say that image is a testament to how Jesus cares for us unconditionally, ready to go out in search for us when we have left Jesus behind. He will never leave us behind no matter what it takes to go out to us. I am so blessed to have had a contemporary view of the Good Shepherd in the person of my cousins. May the image of the Good Shepherd described in today’s Gospel accompany us always no matter where we may wander, because we know that the love of the Good Shepherd is always with us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday April 25, 2021
8:45 Frank Sanguinetti _+ – Gig Ghiglieri +
10:15 Emilia Lucchesi +
12:00 The Pierini & Spes Families + – For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00 Larry Martin +
Monday April 26, 2021
7:00 Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +_
9:00 Birthdays of Arthur Cua and Isabel Te
Tuesday April 27, 2021
7:00 Anna Ross +
9:00 Agnes Piva +
Wednesday April 28, 2021
7:00 Queena Maggiora +
9:00 Rose Hill +
Thursday April 29, 2021
7:00 Intention Elizabeth Pearl Chan
9:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
Friday April 30, 2021
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 Zelinda De Martini +
Saturday May 1, 2021
7:30 Living & Deceased Salesian Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters
9:00 Alan Cabito +
5:00 Marie & Walter Souza +
Nathan Dinh & Christine Manitim
Rest in Peace
Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Black & Indian Home Missions and the Catholic Home Missions. Please be generous!
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Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass too. Left: Rectory cat Addison says “Pray the Rosary!” Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.
Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!
Archbishop’s Pro-Life Mass & Procession: On Saturday, May 1, at 8:00AM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate the monthly pro-life Mass followed by a Rosary Procession to the nearby Planned Parenthood. All are invited.
Salesian Sisters Fun Nun Run! We love our Salesian Sisters! ‘Fun’ is their middle name, and they’re always running…and now you can them in their mission to help youth. On May 1 you can sponsor a sister or create your own team to help their cause. Go here for more: runsignup.com/Race/TX/SanAntonio/SalesianSistersFunRun
Students’ Sacraments: We are delighted that we are again able to administer important scaramments to our Saints Peter and Paul Students:
Confirmation Mass: On Sunday, May 2, at the 12 noon Mass, our Saints Peter and Paul students will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Pray for them as they receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit!
First Reconciliation: As they prepare to receive their First Holy Communion our students will receive their First Reconciliation on Monday, May 3.
First Holy Communion: On Saturday, May 8, beginning at 10:00AM we will celebrate the First Holy Communion for both those students who were unable to receive this sacrament last year as well as the students scheduled for this year. Pray for them as they receive the Body of Christ for the first time!
Going Away and Welcome Reception: On Sunday, June 13, following the noon Mass, we will have a reception in the playground to thank our outgoing pastor, Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB for his service, and we will welcome Fr. Tho Bui, SDB, who will serve as our new pastor. Join us!
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 19 parishioners have pledged/paid $12,800, leaving us with a balance of $45,154. Please join your fellow parishioners in meeting our shared obligation! We also are responsible for a balance of $70,749 on our AAA from last year. Please help us meet this obligation.
Religious Education – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): We welcome adults who would like to enter the Catholic faith, or those who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and or Eucharist. For more information, email@example.com
Religious Education-CCD: Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/
Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.
The Year of St. Joseph: Joseph, Patron of the Unborn: “Perhaps the most compelling reason to call St. Joseph Patron of the Unborn is his vital intervention in rescuing the Savior of mankind from Herod’s wrath. When an edict was established that every male child 2 years and younger be slain, it was St. Joseph who woke from sleep as soon as the angel warned: ‘Rise, take the Child and His mother, flee to Egypt and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.’ (Mt 2:13) Humble Joseph trusted heaven more than his own judgment. He was obedient to God’s message and faithfully protected the two greatest treasures ever to walk on earth, Jesus and Mary.
‘Joseph of Nazareth, who saved Jesus from the cruelty of Herod, is shown to us in this moment as a great supporter of the cause of the defense of human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death. In this place, therefore, we wish to commend human life to Divine Providence and to St. Joseph, especially the life of children not yet born, in our homeland and throughout the world.’” – St. John Paul II Homily at the Shrine of St. Joseph Kalisz, Poland, June 4, 1997.
HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/
Sunday 25 Fourth Sunday of Easter
Monday 26 Easter Weekday
Tuesday 27 Easter Weekday
Wednesday 28 Easter Weekday, Peter Chanel; Priest, Martyr, Louis Grignion de Montfort; Priest
Thursday 29 Catherine of Siena; Virgin, Doctor
Friday 30 Easter Weekday
Saturday 01 Easter Weekday, Joseph the Worker
Sunday 02 Fifth Sunday of Easter
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