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.
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。
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 +
Sophia Grace Zagrean
Al Baccari – Larry Baza
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 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, 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/
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/
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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