Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28: 16-20. Moses speaks to the people and has them consider all the ways God has cared for them and revealed himself to them. That is why they must keep his statutes and commandments. Paul tells the Romans that all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God and heirs with Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the eleven disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 Solennità Della Santissima Trinità

 I santi segni della pietà talvolta sono fatti per abitudine. Riconosciamo il valore decisivo del segno di croce, che viene consegnato al cristiano nel giorno del Battesimo. Da allora la sua vita si trova iscritta nell’adorabile mistero della Santissima Trinità che ci comunica che Dio ci amerà per sempre.

 

天主聖三節

 今天我們回復到教會禮儀年的常年期。但本主日和下主日教會要我們注意到我們信仰上的兩個重要的奧跡,那就是天主三位一體的奧跡和耶穌聖體聖血的奧跡。天主向我們啟示祂是一個天主同時又有三品位,聖父,天主聖子和聖神。

世界上有許多事情是我們有限的智力難以完全明白或了解的,我們聽別人的話或在書報上讀到一些文字,便相信了,認為所聽到讀到的是事實。中文的「信」字很有意思,信,是因為聽了別「人」的「言」(的話)所以信。既然別人的話也可以信,那麼天主耶穌的話(聖經的話)不就更可以信嗎?因此三位一體的信道是要我們去信、去實行,而不需要去懷疑,我們到了天堂,便會明白。

聖史瑪竇的整部福音中許多重要的事都發生在山頂上,比如山中聖訓,在山上獨自祈禱,顯聖容、而今天耶穌也在山上交給了門徒們重要的使命,要他們隆重地因着聖父聖子及聖神的名給天下萬民付洗。因為救贖人類是天主聖三的工程。耶穌邀請門徒們和祂合作,也邀請我們和祂合作

 

From Fr. Gael: Celtic prayers and poems (the two are in­separable since to ask God for his blessing is already to have acknowledged his gift), the legacy of the simple farming and fishing people in the Hebrides, are shot through with an awareness of God’s presence that can speak to men and women of today. Their sense of God’s immediacy in daily living is precisely what so many people are urgently searching for today, as they struggle to acquire techniques of “mindfulness or to practice the contemplative approach in daily living. The self-conscious approach of our contemporary would, of course, would have been totally alien to a people who found it entirely natural to see God in every moment and at every level of their ordinary life. They walked with God, with Mary and the saints addressing them tenderly and familiar and involving them in whatever they were doing. (From God Under My Roof by Esther de Waal.)

I believe that this quote has something to say to us about the Trinity which we celebrate today. To often we might tend to discuss the mystery of the Trinity as something quite apart from our human existence. The spirituality of the Celts did not engage in that kind of intellectual endeavor. Rather as the quote says they lived an awareness of God’s presence in the fabric of their ordinary everyday life which means that nothing was disconnected from God. All began in God, journeyed in and with God, and was transformed by God into eternity. What awe does that bestow on our human existence! Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the beginning, now and forever. God Creator, Savior and Sanctifier in every moment of our existence. This means that holiness in God becomes accessible not solely to the theologically erudite, but rather to everyone who lives and breathes the Trinity, to each one of us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 May 30, 2021
8:45        Frank Sanguinetti + – Nunzio & Rita Crisci +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     For the Soul of Gelasio Bini +
Fernanda Matteucci & Queena Maggiora +
5:00        Antonio Corona + 

Monday                               May 31, 2021
7:00        Annetta Aiello & Maria Faraciano +
9:00        Inez Leon + – Teresa Sheeehan + 

Tuesday                               June 1, 2021
7:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
9:00        Felice & Grazia Spingola + & Francisco & Maria Spingola +
Healing For Joan Aiello 

Wednesday                       June 2, 2021
7:00        Anniversary of the Wedding of Andrea & Rose Marenzi +
9:00        Queena Maggiora + 

Thursday                             June 3, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Antonio Sia Lu
9:00        Candida Basuino + – Gig Ghiglieri + 

Friday                                   June 4, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Thanksgiving for the birth of Jaxon Robert Friedman 

Saturday                              June 5 , 2021
7:30        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +
9:00        Elizabeth Courtney Mitchell +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

Baptisms
Armando Benedetti 

Marriages
Elena & Stefane Quilici (Renewal of Vows)

Rest in Peace
Harvey Wilbur Itzaina
Marlene Davacanze

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the poor.

Chinese Apostolate Rosary: 玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting
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Sunday Rosary Walk, Chaplet, & Consecration: Every Sunday, at 2:30PM, Catholics gather in the plaza of St. Mary’s Cathedral for a Rosary Walk, followed by the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and the Consecration of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are welcome!

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00PM.

Speaking of Adoration: Friday, June 11 is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will have Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30AM to 3:30PM.  “I beg you to recommend to everyone, first Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then reverence for most holy Mary.” – Don Bosco.

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Thursday, June 3 at 4PM by Zoom. We will discuss “Words on Bathroom Walls,” by Julia Walton, a young adult book about a teen struggling with mental illness. The movie is available on Amazon as well. We will continue our discussion of “Catching Fire,’ by Fr. Albert Haase. No reading is necessary to attend. For information, contact Frank Lavin (415-310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net). 75 minutes.

Saints Peter and Paul School Class of 2021: Our class of 2021 will graduate this Friday. The Baccalaureate Mass will be at 5:00PM. Please pray for them as they embrace their new challenges confident in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Mary Help of Christians!

Choose Life! “In 2023 our nation will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the infamous Roe decision. Generations of Americans have now grown up not knowing what it is like to live in a country that values and protects the lives of the smallest, most defenseless and vulnerable members of its society. Fifty years, over 60,000,000 deaths, and many more millions of scarred lives later, it is time for a frank and honest reassessment.” … “With regard to Catholics in public life who participate in abortion or seek to advance it through legislation or advocacy, precisely because these are actions of which many people are aware it introduces another consideration: scandal. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines scandal as “an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil” (CCC n. 2284). Prominent figures in society help to shape the mores of that society, and in our culture their advocacy of abortion definitely leads others to do evil. This must be stated with clarity: anyone who actively works to promote abortion shares some of the guilt for the abortions performed because of their actions. 

But there is another source of scandal that pertains specifically to Catholics in public life: if their participation in the evil of abortion is not addressed forthrightly by their pastors, this can lead Catholics (and others) to assume that the moral teaching of the Catholic Church on the inviolate sanctity of human life is not seriously held. The constant teaching of the Catholic Church from her very beginning, the repeated exhortations of every Pope in recent times up to and including Pope Francis, the frequent statements by the bishops of the United States, all make it clear what the teaching of the Catholic Church is in regard to abortion. When public figures identify themselves as Catholics and yet actively oppose one of the most fundamental doctrines of the Church —  the inherent dignity of each and every human being and therefore the absolute prohibition of taking innocent human life — we pastors have a responsibility both to them and to the rest of our people. Our responsibility to them is to call them to conversion and to warn them that if they do not amend their lives they must answer before the tribunal of God for the innocent blood that has been shed. Our responsibility to the rest of the Catholic community is to assure them that the Church of Jesus Christ does take most seriously her mission to care for “the least of these,” as Our Lord has commanded us, and to correct Catholics who erroneously, and sometimes stubbornly, promote abortion. –Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.”  Copies available in the Church.

Pray for our Priests: On Mondays: we pray for Fr. Al; Tuesday: Fr. Gael; Wednesday: Fr. Gustavo; Thursday: Fr. Armand. Pray at least a decade of your Rosary for them, and if you can’t do that, pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. Our priests are specially targeted by Satan, and need our prayers!

Going Away and Welcome Reception: We have pushed back the date of the going-away & welcome reception for Fathers Gael & Gustavo, and our new pastor, Fr. Tho Bui. We want to host the largest number possible, and, since Covid restrictions will still be in effect on June 13, we are pushing it back. We will let you know the new date ASAP.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 34 parishioners have pledged/paid $16,945, leaving us with a balance of $41,009. 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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

The Year of St. Joseph: “Inspired by the Gospel, the Fathers of the Church from the earliest centuries stressed that just as St. Joseph took loving care of Mary and gladly dedicated himself to Jesus Christ’s upbringing, he likewise watches over and protects Christ’s Mystical Body, that is, the Church, of which the Virgin Mary is the exemplar and model.” –St. Pope John Paul II

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.

Support Catholic Healthcare in San Francisco! The Bella Health & Wellness Medical Center is scheduled to open in August 2021 in the Medical Arts Building on Jackson and Van Ness—right in our parish—and they need our help! “The vision of Bella Health + Wellness is to restore a culture of life and healing to healthcare by providing state-of-the-art medical care that is deeply rooted in the centuries-old Catholic healthcare tradition of recognizing the absolute and unrepeatable value of each human person from conception to death.” Archbishop Cordileone says: “Bella is an answer to my prayers to bring an authentically Catholic woman-centered healthcare clinic to our people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. I invite your collaboration and support so together we can make something beautiful for God. May God bless and reward you for doing so!” To learn more, and to donate to this worthy cause, visit bellahw.org or send a check to Bella Health and Wellness, PO Box 641801, San Francisco CA 94164

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 30           The Most Holy Trinity
Monday               31           The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday               01           Justin; Martyr
Wednesday         02           Marcellinus & Peter; Martyrs
Thursday             03           Charles Lwanga and Companions; Martyrs
Friday                  04           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday              05           Boniface; Bishop, Martyr
Sunday                 06           The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Galatians 5:16-25; John 29:19-23 or John 15:26-27, 16:12-15. In the first reading, the Holy Spirit descends upon the disciples who were all in one place together. They began proclaiming the Gospel in different language and all could understand them. Saint Paul encourages the Galatians to live by the Spirit, and lists the fruits of the Spirit that will arise from doing so. Jesus promises his disciples that he and the Father will send the Advocate, who will guide them and glorify Christ.

 

 Domenico di Pentecoste

 Irrompe lo Spirito Santo a Pentecoste sulla prima Comunità di fede alla quale comunica il il coraggio per testimonare Gesù Cristo unico Salvatore degli uomini. L’annuncio affidato alla Chiesa continuerà, mediante la partecipazione di ogni battezzato alla “missione” di far conoscere la bontà del Padre che si è rivelato in Gesù Cristo.

 

 聖神降臨節

今天是聖神降臨節,也是復活期最後一個主日。聖經中有時用鴿子象徵聖神。《宗徒大事錄》提到聖神降臨日上,聖神以風和火的形象降到宗徒身上。聖經往往以風和火象徵天主的臨在和參與。強風象徵聖神在激動人的心靈,鼓勵人去做好事,或提醒人做錯了事要有悔攺的勇氣;有時又像和風一般撫慰人靈,指引人。鴿子象徵聖神的柔順、和平。當天聖神以火舌的形狀降落在宗徒頭上,激起他們的心火,感動他們內心深處,激發他們對天主生出炎炎愛火。宗徒們以前是糊里糊塗的,膽小心怯,自從聖神降之後,都變得勇氣百倍,又完全明白了耶穌以前的一言一行,能夠清清楚楚地向人們講解耶穌的教訓。許多人信了他們的話,所以聖神降臨之日也就是教會的開始之日,經過二千多年,一直傳到今天,直到世界窮盡。

天主聖神也在我們心中,祂感動我們,使我們改變、轉化,成為天主寵愛的兒女和基督的勇兵,我們要和祂合作。我們領堅振時就是領受聖神所賜的七恩:敬畏、孝愛、聰敏、剛毅、超見、明達、上智。

 

From Fr. Gael:  WOW! The feast of Pentecost, the first moment of the public Church is a moment of tremendous diversity. In the reading from Acts we hear: “Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused, because each one heard them speaking in his own language… yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God.”

Ecclesial community from its moment of inception embraced diversity because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is universal in its extension because it is about the mighty acts of God.  And the second reading from 1 Corinthians we hear: There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” We all, each and everyone of us have to use the diversity of our gifts for the benefit of all the Church. This leaves no room for partisan exclusivity. It is about the Kingdom of God to which we all belong.

This has always been the nature of the church from the first moment. During the time in which we live in which there is so much division for any of many reasons, it is good to remember this. It is good to allow the Spirit of God, the Gift of Pentecost to make us one without limitations. The responsorial Psalm says: “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.” Let us embrace the Spirit and one another in the Spirit and renew the face of the earth, starting right here at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Community! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                                May 23, 2021
8:45        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio + –  Thomas Grenchik +
10:15     Lucia Montalvo +
12:00     The Pierini & Spes Families + – Angelo Sanguinetti +
5:00        For the People of saints Peter and Paul + 

Monday                                               May 24, 2021
7:00        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family + – Raji Soudah +

Tuesday                                               May 25, 2021
7:00        Joan Coker +
9:00        Angelina & Guido Torre +

Wednesday                                       May 26, 2021
7:00        Lorenzo & Angela Lazio +
9:00        Intention for Jerry Ortega Bini

Thursday                                            May 27, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Fortunato D’Ascoli +
9:00        Fr. Salvatore Giacomini, SDB + & Fr. Austin Conterno, SDB +

Friday                                                   May 28, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Dominic & Frank Romeo +

Saturday                                             May 29, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
5:00        Giulio Guidi +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Lucia Montalvo –  Claudesta Gould

 

Particular Items

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

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!

Mary Help of Christians: Monday, May 24, we honor ‘Don Bosco’s Madonna’ Mary Help of Christians, patroness of the Salesians and Salesian Sisters! We will have Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30AM to 3:30PM in the Church. Remember the vision of Don Bosco, of the ship of the Church sailing between the two pillars that will always keep us safe: the Eucharist and Our Lady! Come honor your blessed mother by your devotion to her Son! “I beg you to recommend to everyone, first Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then reverence for most holy Mary.” – Don Bosco.

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!

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.

Religious Education-CCD:  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

The Don Bosco Study Group will meet on Thursday, June 3 at 4PM by Zoom. We will discuss “Words on Bathroom Walls,” by Julia Walton, a young adult book about a teen struggling with mental illness. The movie is available on Amazon as well. We will continue our discussion of “Catching Fire,’ by Fr. Albert Haase. No reading is necessary to attend. For information, contact Frank Lavin (415-310.8551, franklavin@comcast.net). 75 minutes.

The Year of St. Joseph: “He kept the commandments of God without wavering, even though the meaning of those commandments was sometimes obscure or their relation to the rest of the divine plan hidden from him… Joseph’s faith does not falter, he obeys quickly and to the letter.

To understand this lesson better, we should remember that Joseph’s faith is active, that his docility is not a passive submission to the course of events. For the Christian’s faith has nothing whatever to do with conformity, inertia or lack of initiative.”  ̶St. Josemaría Escrivá, (Christ is Passing By, no. 42)

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 32 parishioners have pledged/paid $16,890, 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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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.

Going Away and Welcome Reception: We have pushed back the date of the going-away & welcome reception for Fathers Gael & Gustavo, and our new pastor, Fr. Tho Bui. We want to host the largest number possible, and, since Covid restrictions will still be in effect on June 13, we are pushing it back. We will let you know the new date ASAP.

Choose Life! “In 2023 our nation will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the infamous Roe decision. Generations of Americans have now grown up not knowing what it is like to live in a country that values and protects the lives of the smallest, most defenseless and vulnerable members of its society. Fifty years, over 60,000,000 deaths, and many more millions of scarred lives later, it is time for a frank and honest reassessment. Abortion not only kills the child, it deeply wounds the woman. How could it not? The maternal instinct is very powerful: a mother will go to great lengths to protect her child. Indeed, how often have those of us in Church ministry heard the lament from post-abortive women, “I didn’t want to go through with it, but I felt like I had no choice”? This lament exposes the lie of the “pro-choice” slogan.

This is especially a time for us Catholics, whose faith calls us to advocate for the universal good of a consistent ethic of life, in every stage and in every condition, to call our country back to respect for human life. And this is especially so for Catholics who are prominent in all walks of public life—entertainment, media, politics, education, the corporate world, and so forth—as they have such a powerful influence on shaping the attitudes and practices of people in our nation.

Abortion is the axe laid to the roots of the tree of human rights: when our culture encourages the violation of life at its youngest and most vulnerable condition, other ethical norms cannot stand for long.” ––Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.”  Copies available in the Church.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 23           Pentecost Sunday
Monday               24           Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church,                                                                                  Mary Help of Christians
Tuesday              25           Bede the Venerable; Priest, Doctor, Gregory VII; Pope,
Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi; Virgin
Wednesday        26           Philip Neri; Priest
Thursday            27           Augustine of Canterbury; Bishop
Friday                 28           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday             29           Paul VI: Pope, Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                30           The Most Holy Trinity

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26; 1 John 4:11-16; John 17:11b-19. Peter exercises leadership in the early Church as it prays for the Lord to direct their hearts in choosing a replacement for Judas Iscariot. John writes, If we love one another, God remains in us. In the Gospel, Jesus prays that his disciples will be protected from the dangers of this world and remain united.

 

 Ascensione del Signore

 La pienezza della gloeria e la mediazione per I fratelli sono la conclusione della vicenda di Gesù. Il Signore promette ai discepoli la sua continua presenza, per incoraggiarli ad intraprendere l’avventura della Evangelizzazione del mondo che la Chiesa continua con fede sempre viva.

 

 耶穌升天節

耶穌升天,是祂復活後的最後一刻,祂要進入光榮天國了。耶穌再不像復活期內的四十天那樣,有時顯現,有時又突然隱沒;而是帶了宗徒們到伯達尼附近,降福了他們,在他們面前慢慢地升天去了。祂用一種莊重的外在儀式,結束了與宗徒們在世共處的時日。

耶穌吩咐他們到普天下去教人認識天主。祂知道他們往後的生活將是困難重重的,但祂不會放下他們不理,祂答允派遣聖神來指引他們,而祂自己也在神靈方面幫助他們。

聖經上說「 宗徒們歡歡喜喜地回到耶路撒冷」,我們也知道,他們為了傳揚福音,受盡艱苦。他們當中,除了聖史若望以外,都是為了傳福音而致命的,他們不怕,因為他們有了信德。

今天,我們若要做一個真真正正耶穌的門徒也是困難重重的,可說也受到受迫害的;但我們不要怕,因為耶穌當年對宗徒們的承諾,也是對我們的承諾。祇要我們決心效忠於祂,祂一定會幫助我們。

 

From Fr. Gael: Just before Jesus ascends into heaven, he commissions his disciples to continue his mission. Now the word commission in the dictionary is given the following meaning: “an instruction, command”, or “a duty given to a person or group of people, or a group of people officially charged with a particular function”. So, Jesus put the task of evangelization which he had been doing into the hands of his disciples. We know that they were effective because we today are a result of that commission. This commission has been passed down for over two thousand years. Jesus promised us that the Church, his concrete commission, would endure. We, now, are those charged with the task of evangelization. The physical presence of Jesus in time and history ended with the Ascension. We are the extension of Christ’s presence in the world. That commission has been given to us. And today, more than ever before, in a world which has become more secularized, putting aside the presence of God, we have a tremendous challenge. The gospel tells us that after Jesus had spoken to the disciples and ascended into heaven, “they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.” May we go forth and, with our lives, preach Jesus everywhere, and certainly, Jesus will accompany us. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week 

Sunday                                 May 16, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Maria, Gaetano, & Andrew Carniglia +
12:00     Ernesto Bacino & Carla Ferrando + – George DeMartini +
5:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +

Monday                               May 17, 2021
7:00        Salvatore Gumina +
9:00        Thomas Damato + –  Claudesta O. Gould +

Tuesday                               May 18, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Alan Sia Lu
9:00        Louis Ferralis + – Healing Michele Colombo

Wednesday                       May 19, 2021
7:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Felice, Carmella, Biagio & Pina Fazio +

Thursday                             May 20, 2021
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Solomon Bugayong +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Friday                                   May 21, 2021
7:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Saturday                              May 22, 2021
7:30        Bernard Quinteros +
9:00        Intention of the Wildland Firefighters
5:00        Anniversary of the Death of Enes Greco +

Baptisms
Anthony Thomma – Isabella Osborne – Gino Banchero
Giacobbe Aicardi – Gianluca Aicardi – Patrick Aicardi – Arianna Aicardi

Marriages
Brian Hitson and Luvi Lui

Particular Items 

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Please be generous! 

Today’s Chinese Rosary: 玫瑰經 Rosary Zoom meeting

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Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter:  Archbishop Cordileone’s important pastoral letter “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life” discussed by Fr. Gael in last week’s pastor’s message, may be downloaded or read here. Spanish and Chinese versions also available, and you can share your thoughts with the Archbishop here.

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM. This week’s intention is for all sick and suffering.

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. All are welcome!

Pray for our Priests: On Mondays: we pray for Fr. Al; Tuesday: Fr. Gael; Wednesday: Fr. Gustavo; Thursday: Fr. Armand. Pray at least a decade of your Rosary for them, and if you can’t do that, pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Mary Help of Christians: Monday, May 24, we honor ‘Don Bosco’s Madonna’ Mary Help of Christians, patroness of the Salesians and Salesian Sisters! We will have Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30AM to 3:30PM in the Church. Remember the vision of Don Bosco, of the ship of the Church sailing between the two pillars that will always keep us safe: the Eucharist and Our Lady! Come honor your blessed mother by your devotion to her Son! “I beg you to recommend to everyone, first Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then reverence for most holy Mary.” – Don Bosco. A flyer is here–please download and share with your friends!

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. We will also bid a sad farewell to Fr. Gustavo Ramirez. Fr. Gael will serve as Provincial Secretary and Fr. Gus will be taking over as Parish Administrator at St. Luke’s in Stockton. Join us in thanking Frs. Gael and Gus, and welcoming Fr. Tho!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, only 28 parishioners have pledged/paid $15,390, leaving us with a balance of $42,564. 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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.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/

The Year of St. Joseph: “To give life to someone is the greatest of all gifts. To save a life is the next. Who gave life to Jesus? It was Mary. Who saved his life? It was Joseph. Ask St. Paul who persecuted him. Ask St. Peter who denied him. Ask all the saints who put him to death. But if we ask, ‘Who saved his life?’ Be silent, patriarchs, be silent, prophets, be silent, apostles, confessors, and martyrs. Let St. Joseph speak, for this honor is his alone; he alone is the savior of his Savior.” – Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.

Choose Life! “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you” (Jer 1:5). These words from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah speak profoundly and movingly to the great love and purpose for which God brings each one of us into the world from the first moment of our existence. Sadly, though, in today’s ‘throw-away culture’— as Pope Francis so vividly refers to it—the dignity of each and every human person is not accorded the value inherent to it. In a culture that values profit, power, prestige, and pleasure over all else, many people end up being victims of this throw-away culture, from struggling immigrants and working poor to the elderly and physically challenged. This throw-away mindset also fuels the serious damage inflicted on the environment, which especially adversely impacts the poor. But when it is an innocent human being’s very existence—a moral absolute—that is thrown away, it is a sign that a society has truly become severely disordered. Such is the plight of the unborn and the state of our society” –Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone –“Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.”  Copies available in the Church.

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.

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               16           The Ascension of the Lord
Monday              17           Easter Weekday
Tuesday              18           Easter Weekday, John I; Pope, Martyr
Wednesday        19           Easter Weekday
Thursday            20           Easter Weekday, Bernardine of Siena; Priest
Friday                  21           Easter Weekday, Christopher Magallanes; Priest, and Companions; Martyrs
Saturday             22           Easter Weekday, Rita of Cascia; Religious
Sunday                23           Pentecost Sunday

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

Acts 10:25-26, 34-45, 44-48; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17. In the first reading, as Peter visits Cornelius and tells him whoever fears [God] and acts uprightly is acceptable to him, the Holy Spirit falls upon all who were listening. John writes, Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God. God’s love was revealed in his Son who he sent for our salvation. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples to remain in his love and to love one another as he has loved them. For no one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for ones friends.

 

Domenica 6A Di Pasqua

La carità il distintivo del cristiano e I credenti devono essere portatori e dispensatori di amore. Ma quanto? La misura della carità cristiana non ha limita. Ce ne ha dato l’esempio Gesù che ha raggiunto il vertice della dedizione con il sacrificio sulla croce.

 

復活期第六主日

今天的福音是可以說是耶穌臨別贈言的一部份,從第十二章開始,都是耶穌臨別諄諄告誡的忠言。祂說:「這是我的誡命:你們該彼此相愛,如同我愛了你們一樣。」很清楚,很簡單,人人都聽得懂,人人都明白。耶穌不但讓我們聽得懂,也做給我們看。祂以天父對祂的愛去愛世人,也希望我們以這種愛去愛周圍的人,因為祂知道,唯有能這樣去愛,人才有真正的快樂。

耶穌的愛是溫柔的,在最後晚餐中祂預告門徒們災難發生時,他們會留下祂一人,但又預先安慰他們,說天父會和祂一起,使他們不致太自責,折磨自己。伯多祿三次背祂。但耶穌沒有責備他,祇轉身來溫和地望他一眼,這一望,使伯多祿學到了最珍貴的德行 ——  謙遜。

愛是為所愛者的好處着想;愛是坦誠,無私,分享,忠誠,寛恕,體貼、溫柔、服務,犧牲。這是耶穌對我們的愛,也是天父對我們的愛,讓我們好好學習。

聖母月開始了,我們每天抽時間念玫瑰好不好?

 

From Fr. Gael:  This week I would like to direct our attention to the Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Cordileone, “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You.” It is a “A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life.” It is a well written letter grounded in the tradition and faith of our Catholic Church.

In today’s world so often we hear the phrase “politically correct” which unfortunately is often not in consonance with the values of our faith. What the Archbishop presents would be deemed by some as not “politically correct.” However, it is “evangelically correct”: that is, it comes from the values of Jesus Christ in the Gospel. Some would seek to reconcile the two by a softening of the values of the Gospel, a watering down of the message of Jesus Christ. “I have come that you may have life, and have it in abundance.” The abundance comes from the first moment of conception. That is something that many sectors of society do not want to hear or acknowledge.

The letter of the Archbishop sets out the tradition of the Church from the earliest centuries. To ignore that tradition is to sell our inheritance for a mess of pottage. That is not in a worldly sense a “popular thing to say.” But it is to speak the gospel truth. The Gospel truth often has a way to make us uncomfortable but it is the way to Christlike authenticity. It is a call to the courage of Christ. I encourage all of us to read the pastoral letter and reflect upon it, and ponder what our response is. It is not a matter of politics. It is a matter of the Gospel. – Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                May 9, 2021
8:45        Enes & Carmella Greco & Irene Zamzi + – Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15      Sophia Wong +
12:00      Loriano & Anita Belluomini + – Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Ilva Baccetti, Giuseppina Laurent, & Norma Frizza + 

Monday                               May 10, 2021
7:00        Clementina Bresolin, Erminia & Maria Santa Lucia, & Pia Ortesi +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici + – Donald Dalpino, Jr. +

Tuesday                               May 11, 2021
7:00        Ilide Piazza +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                       May 12, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Solomon M. Bugayong +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Fortunato  D’Ascoli +

Thursday                             May 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday                                   May 14, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Maria Arioto-Cresci +

Saturday                              May 15, 2021
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Birthday of Milagros San Gabriel
5:00        Joseph Pendergast +

 

Baptisms
Sophia Grace Zagrean 

Rest-in-Peace
Al Baccari – Larry Baza

 

Particular Items

Happy Mothers Day! Happy Mothers day to all our mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, godmothers, and spiritual mothers. And of course to our Blessed Mother!

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Catholic Charities. If you are giving by check, please indicate Catholic Charities in the notation field, and if you are giving online, please designate “Second Collection” from the pull down menu.

Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter:  “Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew You: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life” discussed by Fr. Gael in his pastor’s message, may be downloaded or read here. Spanish and Chinese versions also available.

Daily Rosary: The Rosary is prayed M-F following the 7:00AM and Saturday following the 7:30AM Mass.. Come join us! And parishioners at the 9:00AM are invited to start praying a rosary after that Mass to. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Eucharistic Adoration/Holy Hour: Come and share your  joys and struggles with Jesus—He wants to see you and hear about your day! Every Wednesday, Holy Hour streams from 7:00-8:00 PM. This week’s intention is for the Sanctity of Human Life and all Pro-Life activities.

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!

Al Baccari: Last week, we lost an irreplaceable member of Saints Peter and Paul, and true San Francisco character, Al Baccari. He was 92. Alessandro Baccari was born in San Francisco and baptized and confirmed right here at Saints Peter and Paul. He was a life long parishioner and the leader and moving force of any number of parish events. Al was the primary author of the history of Saints Peter and Paul “The Italian Cathedral of the West” and he was a fascinating source of information for all things North Beach and beyond. He married his beloved wife Cathy, in 1951, and they had 61 beautiful years of married life, and two sons, Stephen & Gregory.

Al with Fr. Conterno at the Madonna del Lume Mass in the Fishermans’ Chapel.

Al was a man of so many facets and interests that they cannot even be hinted at. Art, science, history, music, you name it. He was such an interesting man because he himself was interested in so many things. But he was totally dedicated to his parish, his family, and to the Salesians. It’s hard to believe that he is gone, and we pray for the repose of his soul, and that his family and many friends and admirers are comforted. The Memorial Mass will be Friday, June 18, at 10:00AM.

LOVE: Today’s second reading, from the First Letter of John, and the Gospel, are about love. Here is a lovely video with lovely people sharing their experiences of LOVE:


Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 19 parishioners have pledged/paid $14,300, leaving us with a balance of $43,654. 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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.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/

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.

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! And speaking of  Fr. Tho, he will be celebrating the 9:00AM Mass Tuesday through Monday of this week, while Fr. Gael is away. Come to Mass and meet him!

The Year of St. Joseph: “The divine messenger introduces Joseph to the mystery of Mary’s motherhood. While remaining a virgin, she who by law is his ‘spouse’ has become a mother through the power of the Holy Spirit. And when the Son in Mary’s womb comes into the world, he must receive the name Jesus. This was a name known among the Israelites and sometimes given to their sons. In this case, however, it is the Son who, in accordance with the divine promise, will bring to perfect fulfillment the meaning of the name Jesus-Yehos ua’ – which means ‘God saves.’

Joseph is visited by the messenger as ‘Mary’s spouse,’ as the one who in due time must give this name to the Son to be born of the Virgin of Nazareth who is married to him. It is to Joseph, then, that the messenger turns, entrusting to him the responsibilities of an earthly father with regard to Mary’s Son.

‘When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary as his wife’ (cf. Mt 1:24). He took her in all the mystery of her motherhood. He took her together with the Son who had come into the world by the power of the Holy Spirit. In this way he showed a readiness of will like Mary’s with regard to what God asked of him through the angel.

HELP: Remember your Church still needs your gifts. Go here to help: http://parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/donate/

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               09           Sixth Sunday of Easter
Monday             10           Easter Weekday; Damien de Veuster; Priest
Tuesday             11           Easter Weekday
Wednesday       12           Easter Weekday, Nereus & Achilleus; Martyrs, Pancras; Martyr
Thursday           13           Our Lady of Fatima
Friday                14           Matthias; Apostle
Saturday           15           Easter Weekday, Isidore
Sunday              16           The Ascension of the Lord

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