Exodus 24: 3-8; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14: 12-16, 22-26. In the first reading, Moses uses the blood of young bulls to seal the covenant between God and the Israelites. In the Letter to the Hebrews, the author explains that Christ is the high priest, and the new mediator of the covenant. In  the Gospel, Jesus blesses the bread and wine at the Passover meal and instructs his disciples to receive them, as his body and blood of the new covenant.

Corpo e Sangue di Cristo

Per continuare il dialogo d’amore e salvare gli uomini dal peccato, il Figlio di Dio si è fatto uomo, morendo in croce e risorgendo il terzo giorno. Gesù ha istituito il sacramento dell’Eucarista, cibo dell’anima e pegno della gloria futura. Nella solennità odierna la Chiesa universale si raccoglie davanti al SS.mo Sacramento, per riscoprire il vitale significato di questa Presenza.

 

 基督聖體聖血節

今天我們慶祝基督聖體聖血節。今天讀的是瑪爾谷福音第十四章,記述耶穌和門徒吃最後晚餐,並且在晚餐中建立了聖體聖事。祝聖了麵餅和酒使它們真正成為耶穌自己。我們都知道,聖體是耶穌真正血和肉,耶穌在聖體聖事中真正臨在;但我們不明白為什麼是這樣。正如天主三位一體的信道一樣,是個奧秘,我們要以信德的精神去接受。

聖體是耶穌賜給我們的禮物,祂要把自己完全送給我們,常常和我們在一起,要我們紀今祂,學祂,像似祂,成為祂。因此我們領聖體時要懷着熱心,恭敬,感激、受教的心情去接受;也可以像對一位尊敬的知心好友一樣,把心中的一切喜樂與哀愁向祂傾訴,求祂幫助。

聖體的奧秘是一直以來世人,甚至聰明才智的人都不明白的一回事,但他們也像我們一樣相信了。當耶穌告訴群眾人要吃祂的肉,飲祂的血才得永生。許多人聽了都不相信,離開了。但耶穌任由他們離開,祂沒有說:「我說這話不是當真的」 或者說「麵餅和酒象徵我的身體。」末了,祂還向門徒們挑戰,「你們呢?你們不離開嗎?」但他們並沒有離開。因為聖體是很大恩賜,也是聖寵的來源。最要緊的是我們領了聖體之後,要決心效法耶穌,要變成像似耶穌。

 

From Fr. Gael: The Gospel from Mark today gives us a narration of the institution of the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. This is the feast we celebrate today, “Corpus Christi,” the Body of Christ.

It seems to me that this must have been a beautiful moment but also one which was perplexing to the understanding of the disciples. What is Jesus talking about? This is my body. This is my blood.  It will take time for them to interiorize the meaning of the proclamation of Christ.

 We are the descendants of the disciple and in our human condition we share the same short-sightedness. Have we come to understand in some way this marvelous moment of the Body and Blood of Jesus?

The disciples would “do this in memory of me,” in the life of the early Christian community. And in the first centuries of the church would come to understand it better. We have this from the record of their writings. We have more background with which to ponder, meditate and appreciate the “do this in memory of me.” But do we?

Each time we receive the Eucharist there is an opportunity to ponder the love left us by Jesus Christ, to partake in this awesome mystery of faith, to reaffirm our faith as we take Christ into our very being. Too much familiarity with such an awesome reality can dull our appreciation of this very mystery. Let us endeavor to make each reception of the Body and Blood of Christ a always unique encounter with the Christ of the Gospels who has chosen to be with us always. “Do this in Memory of me!” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                                June 6, 2021
8:45        Nicola Sanguinetti + The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +
10:15     Lee King Fung +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul  -Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        Eddie Prudente, II + 

Monday                                               June 7, 2021
7:00        Queena Maggiora +
9:00        Anthony Cresci + -Intention Mr. & Mrs. Michael Thomma & Family 

Tuesday                                               June 8, 2021
7:00        Giuseppe Balistreri +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini + 

Wednesday                                       June 9, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for all Blessings from the Friedman Leon Family
9:00        Fernanda Matteucci & Queena Maggiora + 

Thursday                                             June 10, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Antonio Corona + 

Friday                                                   June 11, 2021
7:00        Thanksgiving for Archbishop Cordileone
9:00        For the Soul of Martha Bini +

Saturday                                              June 12, 2021
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
5:00        Ruth, Guido, & Gig Ghiglieri + 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS
For each intention mentioned in the group below, individual Masses will be said in our Parishes, Schools or Missions.
In Honor of the Infant of Prague

 

Baptisms
Declan Kennedy—Antonia Marie Russo-Arbore
Uriel Ezra Lopez

 Rest-in-Peace
Maria Grazia Addiego – Ed Gleason
Leilani Pearl Guerrero-Cleeton – Joseph Hogan

 

Particular Items

Our 2019 Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession: Today, following the noon Mass we will have a Corpus Christi Procession around Washington Square and the block the Church is on. Join us!

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 7:00-8:00 PM.

Confessions: Please make an appointment for confession by calling the parish office.

Sacred Heart: 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.

Immaculate Heart of Mary: On Saturday, we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Protector of our Archdiocese,  pray for us!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 41 parishioners have pledged/paid $18,895, leaving us with a balance of $39,059. 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.

Salesian Cooperators: The Cooperators, the Salesian Lay Ministry founded by Don Bosco himself, will meet Munday, June 7 at 7:00PM. Via Zoom. For more information contact Frank Lavin at frankrlavin@outlook.com

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.

The Year of St. Joseph: Saints talk about St. Joseph: “He is Holy Joseph, because according to the opinion of a great number of doctors, he, as well as St. John Baptist, was sanctified even before he was born. He is Holy Joseph, because his office, of being spouse and protector of Mary, specially demanded sanctity. He is Holy Joseph, because no other Saint but he lived in such and so long intimacy and familiarity with the source of all holiness, Jesus, God incarnate, and Mary, the holiest of creatures.” -St. John Henry Newman.

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. Flyers are on the tables.

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!

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               06           The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Monday              07           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday              08           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday        09           Ephrem; Deacon, Doctor
Thursday            10           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                 11           The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saturday             12           The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday                13           11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Your Weekly Gifts:

May 16:  $5,400.
May 23:  $2,743; Second Collection (Parish School): $947.
May 30:  $3,987; Second Collection (For the Poor): $786.

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

 

 

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *