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

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Acts 9:26-31; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8. Barnabas helps Saul enter into the community of the disciples by reporting on Saul’s vision of the Lord and his bold proclamation in Jesus’ name. The First Letter of John instructs the community on love of neighbor, and on keeping the commandments as proof of belief in Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus says, I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. Those who remain in him will bear fruit and their needs will be met.

 

 Domenica 5A Di Pasqua

 Portare frutto di opera buone è dono di Dio al quale ci sforziamo di essere uniti come il tralcio alle vite. Beati quelli che coltivano la comunione con Gesù e sanno vedere I frutti del grande albero della Chiesa. L’amore trsmesso da Cristo è affidato alla comunità credente come linfa che dona vita.

 

復活期第五主日

今天我們從宗徒大事錄中讀到聖保祿宗徒受了恩寵奇異的打擊,從兇殘的、反對基督的人,一變而為基督的精忠信徒。對一般來說,改邪歸正很少是一件突然發生的事,就像真福紐曼樞機一樣,往往需要漫長的觀察,不斷的考查、思索、閱讀、體驗,甚至掙扎,以及不斷的努力,才能改變自己的思想行為。在這段漫長的過程中,天主不斷施加恩寵給我們,就像今天耶穌所給的比喻一樣,祂是葡萄樹,我們是枝條,我們靠天主的聖寵的光照和滋養才能轉化。我們若與耶穌結合,才能結出天國的果實。

聖保祿宗徒雖得到特殊的恩寵而立時改變,但他仍是一生不斷謙遜地依靠天主,努力不懈,才能成為今日我們見到的教會中的偉大宗徒。我們一生也必需不斷的一次又一次地轉化,好能日進於德,成為天主忠實的信徒。願我們彼此勉勵,相互祈禱。

五月是聖母月,讓我們熱心恭敬聖母,求她保護、教導我們。朱神父在天之靈看到我們孝愛聖母,會很高興。

 

From Fr. Gael: In the past twenty years or so we began to see the word “synergy” being used quite a bit. It implies that creation of a more powerful energy being created by the combination of the energies of more than one person. In business circles it implies a greater force due to the collaboration of the energies of a group of people dedicated to the same goal.

Jesus had this concept done completely and we see it expressed in today’s gospel from the evangelist John. And the leader of this synergy in John’s gospel is the person of Jesus Christ: “I am the vine and you are the branches/” We are called to this synergy by Christ himself. Christ is the animating presence of the Love of God which calls us to a common goal.

If we understand this, then we understand that in the following of Jesus Christ, we are called to collaborate together in the Gospel. We are to work for the common goal of the Gospel. Therefore, as Christians, we cannot be “Lone Rangers” Even the Camaldolese Monks that live in separate huts in Big Sur do so as a community. They are called to a solitary vocation lived within the unity of the VINE. They are the separate branches and their lives of prayer are for the life of the Church as community.

What, then, does this mean to us who live in the midst of the world but who are often more disconnected with each other than the monks in the mountains of Big Sur. We are not meant to be “Lone Rangers.” We are meant to be brothers and sisters joined together in the synergy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Perhaps we could reflect on how connected ae we individually to the vine which nourishes the branches, and just how much energy do we each bring to the SYNERGY of Jesus Christ! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                 May 2, 2021
8:45        Irene Moreci +
The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
12:00     GB De Martini +
Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri Family +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday                               May 3, 2021
7:00        Henry Ravetto +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + –
Barbara Levenson +

Tuesday                               May 4, 2021
7:00        Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Wednesday                       May 5, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto + 

Thursday                             May 6, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Frank Cresci + 

Friday                                   May 7, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin + 

Saturday                              May 8, 2021
7:30        The Birthday of Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

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

Marriages
Joseph Volk and Laurelly Dale

 Rest-in-Peace
Patricia Girish –  Peter (Paul) Petrini
Stephen Kalthoff – Al Baccari

 

Particular Items

Confirmation Mass: Today, 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!

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

Month of Mary: As we all know, May is the month of Mary! So here is one of our favorite videos, May Feelings:


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!

Archbishop Cordileone’ Pastoral Letter: His Excellency’s important letter, entitled  ‘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’”, which is already receiving wide publicity, may be read here. English, Spanish & Chinese versions are available.

First Reconciliation: As they prepare to receive their First Holy Communion our students will receive their First Reconciliation on Monday, May 3

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 an increase in Vocations.

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!

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

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,  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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Year of St. Joseph: Joseph the Worker: Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of Joseph the Worker. Beginning in the Book of Genesis, the dignity of human work has long been celebrated as a participation in the creative work of God. By work we fulfill the command found in Genesis to care for the earth (Gn 2:15) and to be productive in their labors. Saint Joseph, the carpenter and foster father of Jesus, is but one example of the holiness of human labor.

Jesus, too, was a carpenter. He learned the trade young and learned it right from Saint Joseph and spent his early adult years working side-by-side in Joseph’s carpentry shop before leaving to fulfill his Divine Mission. In his encyclical Laborem Exercens, Pope John Paul II stated: “the Church considers it her task always to call attention to the dignity and rights of those who work, to condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and to help to guide [social] changes so as to ensure authentic progress by man and society.”

Saint Joseph is held up as a model of such work. Pius XII emphasized this when he said, “The spirit flows to you and to all men from the heart of the God-man, Savior of the world, but certainly, no worker was ever more completely and profoundly penetrated by it than the foster father of Jesus, who lived with Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work.”

This silent saint, who was given the noble task of caring and watching over the Virgin Mary and Jesus, now cares for and watches over the Church and models for all the dignity of human work.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday               02           Fifth Sunday of Easter
Monday              03           Philip & James; Apostles
Tuesday              04           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        05           Easter Weekday
Thursday            06           Easter Weekday
Friday                  07           Easter Weekday
Saturday             08           Easter Weekday
Sunday                09           Sixth Sunday of Easter

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

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.

 

 復活節期第四主日

 在舊約時代,羊和牧人是遊牧民族日常生活中重要的部份,今天的福音,耶穌兩次以好牧人自喻,形容自己怎樣對待祂的羊群,祂不但犧牲一切去尋找失去的羊,祂甚至為羊群犧牲生命。祂說祂認識祂的羊,而祂的羊也認識祂,祂要尋找還不曾認識祂的羊。今天,牧人很少出現在我們的生活中,但我們可以從字義中看到耶穌所說的好牧人,就是一個用心靈去守護人類的天主聖耶穌子。

讀經一中, 我們看到天主聖神使一群有如驚弓之鳥的人變成勇敢、不畏強權的宣道者。聖伯多祿首先發言,承認耶穌是救主,指斥民眾領袖和長老們釘死了耶穌,接着又大膽地講述耶穌的言行,教人效法祂。

聖史若望告訴我們,天主愛我們,使我們「得稱為天主的兒女」。兒女的基因、樣貎都肖似父母,我們既然得稱為天主的兒女,就要勉力在言行上和天主相似。

 

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 +

 

Marriages
Nathan Dinh & Christine Manitim

 

Rest in Peace


Raymond Leo Dennehy

 

 

Particular Items

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,  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: 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/

Liturgical Calendar
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

Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

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.

 

復活後第三主日

上主日我們剛慶祝了救主慈悲主日,今天的讀經繼續給我們顯示救主耶穌的慈悲。伯多祿並沒有忘記他自己三次背主的罪過,但他深深感到上主寬恕的安慰,所以能夠為犯了錯的人辯解:「我知道你們所行的是出於無知。」今天的福音記述耶穌繼續顯現給其他門徒們,向他們問候,祝他們平安。要使他們安心。儘管他們曾背負了祂,但一定感到慚愧後悔,耶穌給他們保證,自己已經寬恕了他們,對他們的愛始終不變,向他們告別之前, 祝福了他們,叫他們去勸人悔改。

天主是愛,愛常常為所愛者的好處着想。祂希望和我們永遠和祂一起享受天堂的福樂,甘心為救贖我們背負十字架。耶穌叫我們效法祂,為愛人而甘願犧牲自己的金錢、時間、利益,因為我們在世對天主對世人的愛,是我們唯一可以帶到天堂的東西。

生命是短促的,我們不知道自己能活多久,因此,我們應該懷着感恩歡樂的心去過每一天。記得我們是天主的兒女而我們生命的終向是天堂。

願復活節的歡樂充滿你們的心、你們的家庭,願基督的平安常在你們心中。

 

From Fr. Gael:

Dear Friends,

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 +

 

Baptisms
Elizabeth Jane Austin

Rest-in-Peace
Thomas Grenchik—Fumiko Satoda

 

Particular Items

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,  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/

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,  ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

Liturgical Calendar
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!

 

 

Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20: 19-31. Saint Luke (the author of the Acts) describes the life of the early community of believers as being of one heart and mind, whose witness to the resurrection of Jesus brought favor upon them. In the second reading, John assures his community that faith in Jesus and obedience enable believers to conquer the world. In the Gospel, the risen Jesus appears at two different times to his disciples, offering them peace and giving them the authority to forgive sins. Thomas, after seeing Jesus, acknowledges Christ’s divinity, saying My Lord and my God!

 

 Domenica 2A Di Pasqua
O Della Divina Misericordia

 La diffusione della vita nuova passa attraverso il nostro impegno di testimony dell’ amore. È necc essario interrogarsi sul significato concreto del rinnovamento, voluto dalla divina misericordia: siamo veramente pieni di amore? La Pasqua è punto di arrivo ma anche momento di partenza per un convinto impegno di testimonianza.

 

 復活期第二主日(救主慈悲主日)

今天的福音是若望福音二十章19-31節。記述門徒們因為怕猶太人,把門窗都關上,但耶穌出現在他們中間,問候他們,把自己的肋旁和雙手的傷痕給他們看,這些傷痕是祂愛世人的記號。世代以來,祂也藉一些人,像聖五傷方濟各,聖Padre Pio的五傷提醒我們,祂為救贖人類而顯發的慈悲,主要是由於天主對我們的愛是沒有終止的。祂又藉聖傅天娜修女告訴我們不要忘記祂對我們的愛。傅天娜修女憑她在神視中看到耶穌的聖容,請畫家畫了祂的像,提醒我們善用主耶穌的慈悲。

2000年的時候,聖教宗保祿二世定下復活期第二主日為救主慈悲主日,要我們遵從耶穌的囑咐,為整個人類、為罪人、神父修士修女、為不信天主的人、為分袂的兄弟、為孩子和卑微的、貧苦的人、為煉靈、為虔誠的人、為冷淡的教友、為被墮胎嬰兒和他們的父母祈禱。

最後,我們不單要求耶穌賜我們慈悲,自己也要對別人行慈悲。

耶穌,我信賴祢!

 

From Fr. Gael: My column today is of a different kind. This past year, one of Covid captivity, I have been also serving our Salesian Province as the Secretary of the Province. It was a year in which the pastoral activity of the parish has been limited due to the constraints of the pandemic. And it was possible to hold two positions.  However, I have now been asked by Fr. Mel Trinidad, Provincial of the Salesians in the Western United States, to assume that responsibility in a full-time capacity which necessitates my moving to our Provincial Office on Franklin Street here in San Francisco. I have always endeavored to be at the disposition of the needs of my province, and once again, I do the same.

This means that as of July 1, 2021, I will no longer be your Pastor, but will assume the role of Director of the Provincial Office and Province Secretary. I am grateful to God for having had the opportunity to serve here at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, the first Salesian apostolate in the United States. As in each of my assignments in various places in my Salesian life, I have been enriched by my life with the People of God. I will hold you all in my heart. You have been my life for the past 6 years.

Fr. Tho Bui, who is currently the Treasurer of the Salesians in our Province will come to us as Pastor. I have known him since he came as a seminarian to us a number of years ago. He is a good and kind man who will bring financial experience and Salesian goodness to his role as Pastor. I have every confidence in him and know he brings gentle gifts to the parish.

People have often asked which Salesian place where I have been is my favorite and which work, I have liked the best. I have always answered that the place where I am at the moment is one, I like the best. We are called in the grace of God to live the moment we are given. I have loved living that moment with all of you over the last six years.

I will only be moving a mile and a half away and so will have opportunities to come to the parish and now and again celebrate Mass with you. I ask for your prayers as I begin another stage of my Salesian life.

God bless you all and know I will hold you in my heart,

With gratitude,

–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                               April 11, 2021
8:45        Virginia Sanguinetti + –  Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     Thanksgiving from Anthony & Anna Lee
12:00     Loriano & Anita Belluomini + –
Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul 

Monday                               April 12, 2021
7:00        Edgardo C. Gamboa +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto + – Fra’ Carl Bernard Noelke, JD +

Tuesday                               April 13, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Egisto, Nello, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                       April 14, 2021
7:00        Andrew Swanson +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +

Thursday                             April 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Friday                                   April 16, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Caterina, Antonio, & Albert Romeo +

Saturday                              April 17, 2021
7:30        Joseph Clark +
9:00        Louis Ferralis +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

Particular Items

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday: “How much the world is in need of the mercy of God today! In every continent, from the depths of human suffering, a cry for mercy seems to rise. … In those places where there is less respect for life and human dignity, one needs the merciful love of God, in whose light we see the ineffable value of every single human being. Mercy is needed to ensure that every injustice may find its solution in the splendor of truth. So today, in this Sanctuary, I solemnly wish to entrust the world to Divine Mercy. I do so with the burning desire that the message of God’s merciful love, proclaimed here through Saint Faustina, may reach all the inhabitants of the earth and fill their hearts with hope. … May the binding promise of the Lord Jesus be fulfilled: from here has to come out “the spark that will prepare the world for his final coming.” –Saint Pope John Paul II, Homily in Lagiewniki, Poland, August 17, 2002 .

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, 11 parishioners have pledged/paid $9,050, leaving us with a balance of $48, 904. 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.

The Year of St. Joseph! “Now at the beginning of this pilgrimage (the Visitation), the faith of Mary meets the faith of Joseph. If Elizabeth said of the Redeemer’s Mother, ‘blessed is she who believed,’ in a certain sense this blessedness can be referred to Joseph as well, since he responded positively to the word of God when it was communicated to him at the decisive moment. While it is true that Joseph did not respond to the angel’s ‘announcement’ in the same way as Mary, he ‘did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife.’ What he did is the clearest “obedience of faith” (cf. Rom 1:5; 16:26; 2 Cor 10:5-6).

One can say that what Joseph did united him in an altogether special way to the faith of Mary. He accepted as truth coming from God the very thing that she had already accepted at the Annunciation. The Council teaches: “’The obedience of faith’ must be given to God as he reveals himself. By this obedience of faith man freely commits himself entirely to God, making ‘the full submission of his intellect and will to God who reveals,’ and willingly assenting to the revelation given by him.”(7) This statement, which touches the very essence of faith, is perfectly applicable to Joseph of Nazareth.” –Apostolic Exhortation Redemptoris Custos (On the Perdson and Mission of St. Joseph) St. Pope John Paul II, 1989.

Choose Life! “The Second Vatican Council emphasized this truth of revelation by stating “By His incarnation, the Son of God has united himself in some fashion with every human being.” An assault on human life is really an assault on God himself! In The Gospel of Life, Blessed John Paul II reminded us that “this saving event reveals to humanity not only the boundless love of God. Who ‘so loved the world that He gave His only Son’(Jn 3:16), but also the incomparable value of every human person.” –Archbishop Stefan Soroka, National Prayer Vigil for Life, Homily, Compline, January 22, 2012

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 11           Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy
Monday               12           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               13           Easter Weekday, Martin I; Pope, Martyr
Wednesday         14           Easter Weekday
Thursday             15           Easter Weekday
Friday                   16           Easter Weekday
Saturday              17           Easter   Weekday
Sunday                 18           Third Sunday of Easter

Your faithful donations of Easter will be published next week.
Thank you! Your parish appreciates your continued support!

 

 

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20: 1-9. In the first reading, Saint Peter speaks to the crowd, telling them of all that he witnessed in the ministry and execution of Jesus Christ. He proclaims the Good News that everyone who believes in [Jesus Christ] will receive forgiveness of sins through his name. Saint Paul tells the Corinthians that Christ is our paschal lamb (who) … has been sacrificed. In the Gospels, the disciples encounter the empty tomb of Jesus.

 

 Domenica Di Pasqua

Cristo è risorto, alleluia. L’annuncio è gioioso e l’umanità, alla ricerca di parole di speranza, si incontra con questo evento, che costituisce il punto di partenza per una vita nuova. È indispensabile fare posto a Cristo, accoglierne la Parola e camminare sulle sue orme. Diversamente si rischia di vanificare il messaggio che il Risorto consegna alle nostre mani.

 

 復活主日

「這是上主所安排的一天,我們應該為此鼓舞喜歡」(答唱詠)。不錯,這是教會一年中最高興的日子,因為「生命的主宰,死而復活了」。假如吾主耶穌沒有復活的話,我們的信仰是空的。基督沒有死,基督不能死,因為祂是天主。

四部福音都記載耶穌復活,見證的人看見墓門的大石被滾開,耶穌不見了,祇見殮布被摺疊一旁。屍體顯然不是被盜,因為盜屍的人一定連殮布都帶走。他們不明白,他們驚惶失措,因為人從不見過死人自動復活,直至耶穌出現在他們中間,要多默察看祂的傷口、又和他們一起進食,囑咐他們今後的工作,他們才明白他們的師傅是真天主真人,是真的復活了!

我們很幸福,因為我們得到信德,因為耶穌說過,不見而信的人是有福的。還有許多謙遜卑微的人表現出非凡的信德,努力過福音的生活。主耶穌常在我們中間,這給我們勇氣,教會不管受着外來的迫害,或內在的紏紛,直到世界終結之日,都會一直存在。基督以祂的體血滋養我們,亦即祂的教會。讓我們常留在復活的基督左右, 形影不離,效法祂,愛祂!

 

From Fr. Gael:  This Lent, perhaps more than other ones, has been a time for reflection on the Paschal Mystery of the suffering, death and RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST. And not only that of Jesus, but more relevantly, it is a time for us to reflect on our own Resurrection. We are living in unprecedented times in which daily we are given the statistics on the fatalities from the Covid virus. There is probably no one who has not known of or lost some family member, friend or acquaintance to the virus. Life has been assailed by death on a global basis.

For centuries the Church has celebrated Easter in the winter to springtime of the year. We journey through the hardness of Winter into the rebirth of Spring. Certainly this year that reality is present to us.

Martin Luther once said: “God has written the promise of the Resurrection on every leaf of springtime.” That is just the hope that we all need right now. The Salesian priests and bothers in the United States as well as the Salesian Sisters have lost to Covid a significant number of fellow religious. We at Sts. Peter & Paul have felt this trauma with the death of Fr. Bob. However, this does not diminish our belief in the rebirth of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and our own Resurrection. And so, in the midst of all this, we have reason to celebrate our annual festival of faith, of the celebration of the fact that death is not the final word. It is only the antechamber of rebirth, of LIFE. Let’s make every ALLELUIA we say this year a loud affirmation of that FAITH.

And so with scripture we can shout, “O Death where is thy victory, where is thy sting!” Jesus gives that to us once again this Easter. And so, on behalf of all the SDB’S and FMA’s, and staff of the parish, School and Club, we wish you a Happy and Holy Easter. ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 April 4, 2021
8:45        Louis & Enes Greco & Joseph & Carmella Greco +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Anthony Tin +
12:00     GB DeMartini  + – Steve & Lena Cuneo + 

Monday                               April 5, 2021
7:00        Les & Teresa Favrat +
9:00        Felice & Grazia Spingola & Francisco & Marie Spingola +

Tuesday                               April 6, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Wednesday                       April 7, 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Ernesto, Ilide, & Pietro Piazza +

Thursday                             April 8, 2021
7:00        Margaret Elliot +
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin +

Friday                                   April 9, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia +  – Carolina Lopez & Lawrence Blackmer +

Saturday                              April 10, 2021
7:30        Julia Cassidy +
9:00        Dennis Calvert +
5:00        Pietro, Giuseppa, & Vito Curreri +

Baptisms
Alexia Carli Lal

Marriages
Luis Contreras & Alandra Villaseñor

Rest-in-Peace
Javier Llorente – Pasqule Scerbo, Sr.

Particular Items

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.

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/

Daily Rosary: Parishioners pray the Rosary after the 7:00AM Mass daily. You are invited!

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 10 parishioners have pledged/paid $8,450, leaving us with a balance of $49,504. 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.

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

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.

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

 

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. “The first of the treasures committed to his  (Joseph’s) trust—the first, that is, in the order of time—was the holy virginity of Mary, which he had to preserve inviolate under the sacred veil of marriage, and which he always religiously protected as a sacred trust. The second and the more imposing was the person of Jesus Christ, whom the heavenly Father placed in his hands so that he might serve as the earthly father of the holy child. The third you will find most admirable, if I am able to explain it to you clearly. To understand it, we must realize that a secret is a kind of treasure … a secret is a kind of trust. From this you will easily comprehend that Joseph was the trustee of the eternal Father because God told him his secret. Which secret? The marvelous secret of the Incarnation of his Son. God’s plan was not to reveal Jesus Christ to the world before his hour had come. Saint Joseph was chosen not only to keep the secret, but even to conceal it. Thus, we read in the Gospel that, with Mary, he marveled at all that was said of the Savior, but we do not read that he spoke, because the eternal Father revealed the mystery to him in secret and under the obligation of silence. Saint Bernard explained: ‘God desired to entrust to his faithfulness the most sacred secret of his heart.’”–Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704).

Alleluia!

Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord,
and, whether first or last, receive your reward….
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy!
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day!
You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today!…
Let no one lament their poverty,
for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn their transgressions,
for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free.

He that was taken by death has annihilated it!
He descended into Hades and took Hades captive!…
O death, where is thy sting?
O Hades, where is thy victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life reigns!
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!
For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the first-fruits of them that have slept.
To Him be glory and might unto the ages of ages.
From Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom (c.349-407)

 

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday               04           Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Monday              05           Monday Within the Octave of Easter
Tuesday              06           Tuesday Within the Octave of Easter
Wednesday        07           Wednesday Within the Octave of Easter
Thursday            08           Thursday Within the Octave of Easter
Friday                  09           Friday Within the Octave of Easter
Saturday             10           Saturday Within the Octave of Easter
Sunday                11           Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of the Divine Mercy

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Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16; Isaiah 50: 4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 12:1-1547 or 15: 1-39. Isaiah speaks of the well-trained tongue and open ears that God has given him, saying, The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced. In the second reading, Saint Paul testifies to the selflessness and humility of Jesus in obediently accepting death on the cross. At Jesus’ name every knee should bend…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The Gospel narrates Jesus’ last hours, from his anointing with perfumed oil by a woman, through his last supper, betrayal, passion, death, and burial.

 

Domenica Delle Palme

In questa domenica due attenzioni richiamano l’impegno del credente: la Croce e l’Eucaristia. Il rito della benedizione dell’ulivo ricorda l’ingresso trionfale di Gesù in Gerusalemme, che non è ricerca di successo, ma disponibilità al dono, che si  onsumerà nella morte di croce.

 

聖枝主日

今天又稱苦難主日。耶穌一反以前的態度,以往民眾想擁立祂為王時,祂隱遁了,祂今天接受人熱烈的歡迎,祂容許人稱祂為默西亞。然而祂是一位謙遜君王,為救贖祂的子民而死在十字架。

教會稱這一周為聖周,提醒我們默想耶穌受難前夕發生的事:星期一是聖周第一天,耶穌回伯大尼與朋友一起晚餐,和他們道別,席間,瑪利亞用昂貴的香液倒在耶穌的腳上,又用頭髮揩抹,好像預報祂的死亡。聖週二,紀念耶穌預告祂將被出賣及伯多祿在雞啼前三次背主。聖周三耶穌暗示猶達斯要出賣祂。聖周四耶穌為門徒洗腳,教我們謙卑和服務,又建立聖體聖事,以祂的聖體和寶血滋養我們的靈魂。之後耶穌前往橄欖山祈禱,憂傷至極,汗血並流,接着祂被捕,被誣告、被判死刑;門徒們四散,伯多祿否認主。聖周五記述耶穌背負着人類的罪豋上加爾瓦略山被釘死在十字架上,沿途受盡侮辱。死前把我們交托給聖母,也把聖母交托聖若望宗徒。

在這一周裏,我們看到愛和考驗,我們有沒有守好愛的誡命?是不是經得起考驗?

 

From Fr. Gael: Irving Stone wrote a biographical novel about Michelangelo which is entitled “The agony and the Ecstasy.” It is about the tumultuous life of the great artist. Palm Sunday is the beginning part of the story about Jesus Christ which we might entitle, “The Agony and the Glory.” It is the ‘greatest story ever told.” It is the story of our salvation, a salvation which comes at a price, the passion and the death of Jesus. This a death is one which is embraced at a price (“Father, if it is possible, let this chalice pass from me, not my will but yours be done). Jesus hands himself over to a plan which guarantees a salvific result, our individual and collective salvation. We all love a television story which is presented over a number of days. That is what we have a chance to not merely watch, but more importantly in which to participate. If you were to only go to Church four days in a year, those days should be Christmas, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. They are the Paschal mystery. For this Jesus was born. For this Jesus came to us. For this Jesus died on the cross. And transcendentally important, for this He rose from the dead. This is the Agony and the Glory of Jesus, Savior and redeemer. And since He did this for us, can we participate in his story by our presence at the Liturgies of Holy Week? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 28, 2021
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul –
Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
10:15     Intention for Guidance
12:00     GB De Martini +
5:00        Giuseppe Lucchesi  +

Monday                               March 29, 2021
7:00        Tony & Rina Munoz +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Tuesday                               March 30, 2021
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Yolanda & Aladdin Vanni +

Wednesday                       March 31, 2021
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Lawrence Ferlinghetti +

Sacred Triduum

Thursday             April 1, 2021    Holy Thursday
7:00PM   Special Blessing Martino Maranghi – Birthday Blessings Eva Muntean

Friday                   April 2, 2021     Good Friday
                                                No Masses

Saturday              April 3, 2021     Holy Saturday
8:00PM      Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici -For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

Lenten Disciplines and Opportunities

Palm Sunday Liturgical Aid: If you are streaming the Palm Sunday Mass, a liturgical aid is here. Please say the part in red, marked “Crowd”.

Lenten Penance Service CANCELLED: Monday’s Lenten Penance Service has been cancelled.  Parishioners are invited to call or email the rectory to schedule a confession during Holy Week.

Fasting and Abstinence is observed on Good Friday and (where possible) on Holy Saturday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. That means that hose bound by this rule may take only one full meal and no meat. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

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

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.

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 28
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Masses
English: Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM; Sunday 8:45 AM & 5:00 PM
Cantonese/English:
10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM

Thursday, April 1
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8AM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM

Friday, April 2
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM
Stations of the Cross: Italian/English: 12:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:  English: 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM   The Easter Vigil: 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses: English: 8:45 AM,
Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass)

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.

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

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. Pope Benedict XVI wrote: “Joseph accepted a mission although he could not see the fulfillment of it, since he died before the public life of Jesus. He lived for the things that were not yet seen. Only with an open, vigilant heart that is sensitive to the hidden yet very real presence of the Lord can one remain faithful and just in a world that is so contrary to the faith. And this world is especially in need of just men.” –”Joseph’s Faith”, from “On Love.”, Pope Benedict XVI.

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. Learn more on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 8 parishioners have pledged/paid $5,850, leaving us with a balance of $52,104. 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.

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                28           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Monday               29           Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday               30           Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday         31           Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday             01           Holy Thursday
Friday                   02           Friday of the Passion of the Lord, Good Friday
Saturday              03           Holy Saturday
Sunday                 04           Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

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Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33. In the first reading the Lord announces a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. The Letter to the Hebrews speaks of Jesus as the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him. In the Gospel, Jesus tells Andrew and Philip that the time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified, and that those who serve him must follow him.

 

Domenica 5A Di Quaresima

Convertirsi vuol dire mettere al primo posto un Dio diverso da come solitamente lo immaginiamo: non un padrone assoluto, ma un Padre che ama. Dio è bontà e misericordia. La risposta d’amore è la causa della nascita di Gesù che riconosce che è arduo scegliere la croce, sapendo che il suo scrificio è la misura dell’amore.

 

四旬期第五主日

四旬期將盡,我們的心靈將要到耶路撒冷去,見證耶穌的苦難、聖死和復活,復活節是我們基督信仰最神聖的節日,那時我們要去默想我們信仰的意義,和怎樣去面對我們的信仰。但目前我們還一好幾天去準備,去更深入地默想這節日的意義,更好地準備迎接復活佳節。

聖保祿致希伯來人書第五章說:「耶穌……以大聲哀號和淚水,向那能救祂脫離死亡的天主獻上祈禱和哀求。」因為祂的人性在為將要到來的苦難而掙扎,祂的天主性看到這苦難是人類因罪惡而致的。祂的哀哭和淚水不是為祂自己,而是為我們這些承受祂苦難佳果的人類。又說「雖然祂是兒子,也要在所受的痛苦中學習服從。」為什麼耶穌要學服從?上主日我們談到耶穌來到人間,天主取了人身,為人做了最完滿的悔改。同樣,祂是天主,祂無需服從   ,但祂的人性需要學習服從,祇有人而天主才能做到最完美的服從。而等到「祂的服從到完美之後,為一切服從祂人成為永遠的救恩的根源。」

我們怎樣去服從耶穌呢?是不是每天每時每刻   ,  努力盡好身為天主信徒的責任,也就是身而為人的責任?

 

From Fr. Gael: This last Sunday of Lent before Holy Week continues the theme of relationship with the God of the Covenant. “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” His law (His LOVE) is to be written on our hearts. The heart is the symbol of love. It is where relationship dwells. imagine a tattoo on your heart which cannot be erased. That the image that is being communicated. The tattoo is there every time you look at yourself. It proclaims who you are to all who see you. It makes visible and tangible the relationship. And then, to add to that, the responsorial urges us farther forward. “Create a clean heart in me, O God.” The psalmist recognizes the need for a clean heart. That creation depends on us. We pray for it but we must accomplish it. And how? Jesus, in the words of John’s gospel tells us how: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” That is the process to which the heart is called. Dying to self in order to be reborn in Christ. That is what our annual Lent is all about.  –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 21, 2021
8:45        Luigi & Rosa Mangini + – Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Anthony Tin +
12:00     Ernesto Bacino & Carla Ferrando +
Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
5:00       Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +

Monday                               March 22, 2021
7:00        Attilio De Martini +
9:00        Anthony Aiello + – Ann Herr + 

Tuesday                               March 23, 2021
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti  +
9:00        Margaret Lopes + 

Wednesday                       March 24, 2021
7:00        Rocco Svevo +
9:00        Mary Lavin & Joseph Lavin + 

Thursday                             March 25, 2021
7:00        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Soul of Eleanor Sabini + 

Friday                                   March 26, 2021
7:00        August Maggio, III +
9:00        Lorraine Irene Urban + 

Saturday                              March 27, 2021
7:30        Vincenzo & Brigida Ruggiero +
9:00        Lee Friedman +
5:00        The Pierini & Spes Families +

 

Baptisms
Leia Norina Patriarca
Elizabeth Jane Austin

 

Particular Items

Mass Schedule Update: We have resumed the Sunday 5:00PM English Mass. The Schedule is now: 8:45AM English; 10:15AM Cantonese/English; 12 noon Italian/English; and 5:00PM Emnglish.

Friday Virtual Stations and Soup Supper: Please join us at 6:55PM on Friday, March 26 for online Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper, led by the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 942 008 768
Passcode: 069854

And here is a recipe for Lentil soup:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/the-best-lentil-soup-7192365

Easter Lilies! You can remember a loved one and help decorate the Church for Easter at the same time! We are offering Memorial Easter Lilies. Cost is $20. Just call the parish office or send in your donation with the names to be remembered!

The Annunciation of the Lord: On Thursday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Because it is a Solemnity we are dispensed from our Lenten sacrifices. Let us always do our best to imitate the “Yes” of our Blessed Mother when Our Father in Heaven calls on us!

Lenten Penance Service: On Monday of Holy Week, (March 29) at 7PM, we will have a Lenten Penance Service with individual confessions.  All parishioners are strongly urged to come take advantage of this best opportunity to prepare for the Resurrection of the Lord!

Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs through March 28 at 1522 Bush Street . Sign up for vigil hours on the website www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco.

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.

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 28
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Masses: English: Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM; Sunday 8:45 AM
Cantonese/English:
10:15 AM    Italian/English: 12:00 PM

Thursday, April 1
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
Morning Prayer: 8AM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM

Friday, April 2
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM
Stations of the Cross: Italian: 12:00 PM, English: 1:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: English: 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM   The Easter Vigil: 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Masses: English: 8:45 AM, Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM, Italian/English: 12:00 PM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass)

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: The 2021 AAA has begun. This year our assessment is $57,954. So far, 8 parishioners have pledged/paid $5,850, leaving us with a balance of $52,104. 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.

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

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! “Journeying to Bethlehem for the census in obedience to the orders of legitimate authority, Joseph fulfilled for the child the significant task of officially inserting the name ‘Jesus, son of Joseph of Nazareth’ (cf. Jn 1:45) in the registry of the Roman Empire. This registration clearly shows that Jesus belongs to the human race as a man among men, a citizen of this world, subject to laws and civil institutions, but also ‘savior of the world.’ Origen gives a good description of the theological significance, by no means marginal, of this historical fact: ‘Since the first census of the whole world took place under Caesar Augustus, and among all the others Joseph too went to register together with Mary his wife, who was with child, and since Jesus was born before the census was completed: to the person who makes a careful examination it will appear that a kind of mystery is expressed in the fact that at the time when all people in the world presented themselves to be counted, Christ too should be counted. By being registered with everyone, he could sanctify everyone; inscribed with the whole world in the census, he offered to the world communion with himself, and after presenting himself he wrote all the people of the world in the book of the living, so that as many as believed in him could then be written in heaven with the saints of God, to whom be glory and power for ever and ever, Amen.’” – St. Pope John Paul II, ‘Redemptoris Custos’ 1989.

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

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                21           Fifth Sunday of Lent
Monday              22           Lenten Weekday
Tuesday              23           Lenten Weekday, Turibus of Mogrovejo
Wednesday        24           Lenten Weekday
Thursday            25           The Annunciation of the Lord
Friday                  26           Lenten Weekday
Saturday              27           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                 28           Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

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2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3: 14-21. The first reading recounts the failure of God’s people to listen to his prophets and repent. Their wickedness results in their ruin and exile to Babylon. In the second reading, Paul tells the Ephesians they are saved by grace through faith, which is a gift from God. In the Gospel, Jesus tells Nicodemus that God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn it but to save it.

Domenica 4A Di Quaresima

È urgente la conversione che si attua su una via ben definite: perdere la propria vita, per ritrovarla; rinunciare a se stessi per aprirsi al bene di Dio; dire di no al peccato, voce dell’egoismo, per godere la vita della grazia fonte di gioia e di serenità.

 

四旬期第四主日(封齋期第四主日)

本主日的讀經一叙述以色列人一而再,再而三地犯罪, 甚至連首長和司祭也對天主不忠,他們的罪惡到了無法救治的地步。時至今日,歷史仍在重演,人類越是任由情慾支配,便越多悲劇發生,離天主越遠。試看每天新聞,兇殺、戰爭、饑饉、欺壓、分裂、無日無之。弄得整個世界一團糟,無論對天主,對自己或對別人,都不能協調。人好像失去理智。

但天主慈悲為懷,由于祂愛我們的大愛,即使我們因罪惡而死了,祂仍然使我們與基督重生……」(弗2:4)天主聖父怎樣使我們重生呢?祂派遣祂的聖子把真光帶到世界,這真光照耀正途,信祂的人跟着它行事做人,不會失足跌倒。人與人之間和諧,也與天主和諧。

封齋期是一段啟迪、潔淨心靈的時期,今天封齋期已過了一半,讓我們祈求基督,以祂的真光照射到我們心靈的每一個角落, 使我們看到自己在祈禱,守齋、行善各方面是不是按照天主的教導而行事,是不是履行真理,我們的行為是不是在天主內完成的」;我們有沒有做到在領洗時對天主的承諾。

願我們在復活節能歡欣喜樂地迎接基督的真光,讓祂長住在我們的心靈裏。

 

From Fr. Gael:  After last Sunday’s presentation of the Ten Commandments, we see the following in the first reading: “In those days, all the princes of Judah, the priests, and the people added infidelity to infidelity, practicing all the abominations of the nations and polluting the Lord’s temple which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.” They distanced themselves from God. But because the history of God’s relationship to His people is one of love, God graciously puts forth another opportunity in the person of Jesus Christ. God cannot be outfoxed. God will win out. And Jesus is that victory. Paul makes that clear to the Ephesians (and to us). “He (God) might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. John in the Gospel puts it in another way: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” When John says “world”, he means us. We are forgiven, sanctified and saved through Jesus Christ. So God’s answer to our waywardness is love which is meant to draw us back to Him. God keeps on trying. How long can we resist? –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                March 14, 2021
8:45        Birthday of Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     June Ow Young, Ching Lai So Ow Young, & Mary Ann Au Yeung +
For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
12:00     GB De Martini +
Steve & Lena Cuneo + 

Monday                               March 15, 2021
7:00        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Max Delle Sedie + 

Tuesday                               March 16, 2021
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Henry Ravetto + 

Wednesday                       March 17, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Lilian Sia Lu
9:00        Francesco Passanisi & Albert Joseph Romeo + 

Thursday                             March 18, 2021
7:00        Edward J. Sabini +
9:00        Samuel M. Bugayong + 

Friday                                   March 19, 2021
7:00        Josephine Mazzucco +
9:00        In Honor of San Giuseppe for Giuseppe D’Ascoli +
6:00        Antoinette Canepa +

Saturday                              March 20, 2021
7:30        Primo Dente +
9:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

Particular Items

March 13 Chinese Stations: The Chinese Apostolate hosts the Stations of the Cross March 13 via ZOOM. Here is the login info:

拜苦路Stations of  the Cross
3/13/2021 星期六 Saturday 晚上8 PM

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Week of Archdiocesan Patrons & Special Mass: This week we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick (March 17) and the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (March 19). We will have a special Mass at 6:00PM on the 19th. Both take care of us as co-patrons of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Saints Patrick and Joseph, pray for us!

Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

Friday Virtual Stations and Soup Supper: On all the Friday’s of Lent, our parish groups will be organizing online Stations of the Cross, Lenten Soup Suppers, and faith sharing. Start time is 6:55PM.  Here is the login info, which will be the same for all meetings:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82469417915?pwd=TnVLSEtmUHVRYVZZSEtMYlZzSm5Edz09

Meeting ID: 824 6941 7915
Passcode: 794049

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

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs from February 17 to March 28  at 1522 Bush Street. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

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.

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form 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.

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. How much we all love this humble yet enormously important saint! “St. Joseph was called by God to serve the person and mission of Jesus directly through the exercise of his fatherhood. It is precisely in this way that, as the Church’s Liturgy teaches, he ‘cooperated in the fullness of time in the great mystery of salvation’ and is truly a ‘minister of salvation’… The Gospels clearly describe the fatherly responsibility of Joseph toward Jesus. For salvation-which comes through the humanity of Jesus-is realized in actions which are an everyday part of family life, in keeping with that ‘condescension’ which is inherent in the economy of the Incarnation… Joseph is the one whom God chose to be the ‘overseer of the Lord’s birth,’ the one who has the responsibility to look after the Son of God’s ‘ordained’ entry into the world, in accordance with divine dispositions and human laws. All of the so-called ‘private’ or ‘hidden’ life of Jesus is entrusted to Joseph’s guardianship.” –St. Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Custos, 1989.

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.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                14                           Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday
Monday               15                           Lenten Weekdays
Tuesday               16                           Lenten Weekday
Wednesday         17                           Lenten Weekday, Patrick; Bishop
Thursday             18                           Lenten Weekday,  Cyril of Jerusalem; Bishop, Doctor
Friday                  19                           Joseph; Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday              20                           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                 21                           Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Exodus 20: 1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25. God gives the Israelites his commandments, saying he will punish those who do not follow them but grant mercy to those who do. Saint Paul writes the Corinthians, we proclaim Christ crucified, which is foolishness to those who do not believe, but power and wisdom to those who do. Inn the Gospel, Jesus drives the money-changers and vendors from the temple area, and tells the crowd that if the temple is destroyed he will raise it in three days.

 

Domenica 3A Di Quaresima

In maniere diverse siamo incline a servire gli idoli: ad esempio il denaro al quale siamo disposti a sacrificare tutto e tutti, persino il dono prezioso della vita. Gesù continua a manifestarci il Dio dall’amore misericordioso, che continua a chiedere l’offerta di noi stessa.

 

 四旬期第三主日(封齋期第三主日)

 舊約出谷紀記述天主幫助以色列人離開在埃及的奴役生活之後,天主要他們留在沙漠四十年去煉淨他們在埃及四百年餋成的惡習,例如拜邪神之類。祂處處保護幫助他們,並且和他們締結了盟約:除祂之外,不可有別的神。天主給了他們十誡,讓他們認識怎樣對天主對人,使生活過得更好。

耶穌把那些污辱聖殿,在聖殿做買賣的人驅走,這段事實在四部福音都有記載,但若望福音把它安排在耶穌傳教之初把水變為酒的奇跡之後,逾越節之前。耶穌清潔了聖殿,意味着我們在逾越節快到的時候,要悔改,從注重物質改為注重精神,從注肉重肉體食糧攺為精神的食糧,要清潔自己內心的聖殿,好能給天主奉獻上更能使祂喜悅的祭禮,因為天主住在我們的心內。

耶穌所說的聖殿是祂自己的身體,為拯救世人而犧牲,作了贖罪的羔羊,代替舊約時代在聖殿獻祭的畜牲。祂說拆毀聖殿後三日重建好,是指自己死後第三日復活。當時的猶太人不懂,這成了他們的絆腳石、愚妄,但對我已認識基督的人,是個大大的恩賜,要好好珍惜、感謝和敬愛。

 

From Fr. Gael: The first reading from Exodus gives the people of Israel a code of conduct. It comes after they have left the oppression of Egypt and are on their way to a new life. During the time in the desert they have been on a seesaw between following the God of the Covenant and distancing from Him. It’s their cycle of life (and our own if we do some honest introspection). The responsorial psalm says: “Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.” That’s from where our words of salvation come. And the verse before the Gospel makes it even clearer: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.” Paul makes it transparent in his words to the Corinthians “Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Christ also gives us a code of conduct, and he reduces the ten commandments to two. “Love god and love neighbor. You can’t get more concise than that. Easy to remember, and yet, a challenge to implement in our daily lives. Are we up tt the concise challenge?  -Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                                 March 7, 2021
8:45        Thomas Mazzucco + – Guido ‘Gig’ Ghiglieri +
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri + – Loriano & Anita Belluomini +
12:00     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul – Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family + 

Monday                               March 8, 2021
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Tuesday                               March 9, 2021
7:00        Romeo DeMartini +
9:00        Egisto, Nella, & Ivano Daini +

Wednesday                         March 10, 2021
7:00        Birthday of Victoria Bugayong + & Jennifer Bugayong +
9:00        Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Jerry Bonjean, SDB +

Thursday                             March, 11 2021
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Louis Ferralis & Alfredo Panelli + – Fr. Bob Stein, SDB +

Friday                                   March 12, 2021
7:00        Giuseppina Ross +
9:00        Louis & Irene Bondanza +

Saturday                              March 13, 2021
7:30        Ettorina Cardella & Family +
9:00        Louis & Enes Greco +
5:00        The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +

 

Marriages
Kenneth Bruce & Gabrielle Owen

Rest in Peace
Giuseppe Russo – Alice Collins
Michael Brown

 

Particular Items

Fr. Bob Stein, SDB: This Thursday, March 11,  would have been the 73rd birthday of our own Fr. Bob Stein, who passed away a few weeks back. We will remember Fr. Bob as one of the intentions at the 9:00 AM mass. All Parishioners are invited to attend.

March 12 Virtual Stations of the Cross: This week’s Stations and Soup Supper has different login info:

Readers, please login in at 6:45 pm so we can go over testing and sound check.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 993 8705 9932
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Lenten Disciplines & Opportunities:

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.

Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Reception of the Sacraments: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, reception of the Eucharist, and Reconciliation (Confession).

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

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 is in the Church and also streams from 7:00-8:00 PM.

End abortion with 40 Days for Life! Join us in peacefully praying for the end to abortion in San Francisco! The 40 Days for Life campaign runs everyfday from February 17 to March 28 at the current Planned Parenthood location at 1522 Bush Street. You may sign up for vigil hours on the website  www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco. For more information, please email us at sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or leave a message at 408-840-DAYS (3297)

Religious Education-CCD:  The 2020-2021 Religious Education-CCD program will begin on October 4, 2020. We are welcoming and accepting students from Pre-K to Grade 8.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. The goal of the program is to help children to grow in faith and working together with parents we hope to help the children come to experience God in their own lives and to familiarize them with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our program is focused on Public school students who do not have an opportunity to have religious education in their school.  Classes are held every Sunday from 9:45am to 11:00am.  Kindly fill out the 2020-2021 CCD registration form on our website: parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/

Daily Rosary: Before the lockdown, parishioners were praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Let’s start this up again!

The Year of St. Joseph! On December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) declared this to be the year of St. Joseph. How much we all love this humble yet enormously important saint! “In the words of the Council: ‘It pleased God, in his goodness and wisdom, to reveal himself and to make known the mystery of his will (cf. Eph 1:9). His will was that men should have access to the Father, through Christ, the Word made flesh, in the Holy Spirit, and become sharers in the divine nature (cf. Eph 2:18; 2 Pt 1 4).’

Together with Mary, Joseph is the first guardian of this divine mystery. Together with Mary, and in relation to Mary, he shares in this final phase of God’s self-revelation in Christ and he does so from the very beginning. Looking at the gospel texts of both Matthew and Luke, one can also say that Joseph is the first to share in the faith of the Mother of God and that in doing so he supports his spouse in the faith of the divine annunciation. He is also the first to be placed by God on the path of Mary’s “pilgrimage of faith.” It is a path along which – especially at the time of Calvary and Pentecost – Mary will precede in a perfect way.

The path that was Joseph’s-his pilgrimage of faith – ended first, that is to say, before Mary stood at the foot of the cross on Golgotha, and before the time after Christ returned to the Father, when she was present in the upper room on Pentecost, the day the Church was manifested to the world, having been born in the power of the Spirit of truth. Nevertheless, Joseph’s way of faith moved in the same direction: it was totally determined by the same mystery, of which he, together with Mary, had been the first guardian.” –St. Pope John Paul II “Redemptoris Custos”, 1989.

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.  During this unusual period of the pandemic, all our classes will be held online via Zoom. Classes will be held every Thursday from 7-8pm. Kindly fill out the RCIA Participant General Information form on our website parish.sspeterpaulsf.org/religious-education/ and forward to ete@sspeterpaulsf.org

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

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                07           Third Sunday of Lent
Monday               08          Lenten Weekday, John of God; Religious
Tuesday              09           Lenten Weekday, Frances of Rome; Religious
Wednesday        10           Lenten Weekday
Thursday            11            Lenten Weekday
Friday                  12           Lenten Weekday
Saturday             13           Lenten Weekday
Sunday                14           Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

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