Acts 2:14, 22-23; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24: 13:35. In the first reading, Peter proclaims to the Jews and all in Jerusalem that Jesus, commended to [them] by God, was also killed by them. But that God raised him up. Peter writes that all have been ransomed by the precious blood of Christ. In the Gospel, two disciples travelled from Jerusalem to Emmaus, discussing all that had happened. Jesus joined them, but they did not recognize him until they sat for a meal and he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.
Domenica 3A Di Pasqua
Il cristiano redento dal sangue di Cristo deve conformarsi alle esigenza della sua nuova vita segnata dal Battesimo. Sulla strada di Emmaus il Signore parla, mentre illustra le Scritture e dona l”Eucaristia. Perché possiamo diventare trasmettitori di speranza.
From Fr. Gael: Peter, who during the Passion of Jesus, three times denied Jesus, in the Luke’s account of Acts powerfully and publicly proclaims Jesus. It took the power of the Holy Spirit to give Peter the courage to stand forth, but he did it. The First Reading show that eloquently.
I love the Gospel reading of the disciples of Emmaus, who from what scripture scholars can discern were a couple from the community of believers and followers of Jerusalem. The defeat of Good Friday, death of Jesus and enclosing of his body in the tomb had dashed their hope for the proclamation of the Kingdom of God. The start out to return home defeated, dejected and disillusioned. It is over. And then the encounter with the stranger on the road who feigns ignorance of the events occurred in Jerusalem with Jesus. They share their loss with him. He shares an illuminating understanding of scripture with them, accepts their invitation to him to break bread, and then, with eyes opened and hearts burning discover that their hope is not dashed. Rather, they now have even greater reason to believe and hop in Jesus. Jesus has revealed himself to them on the road and in the breaking of the bread. Jesus, still, today, reveals himself to us on the road of our lives and bless us always in the breaking of the bread. Alleluia!–Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB
Mass Intentions For The Week
Sunday April 26, 2020
7:30 For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
8:45 Luigi Marciano +
10:15 Intention Terese Morales & Family
11:45 Domenico, Francesca, Tom, Giuseppe, & Frances Cresci +
1:00 Thanksgiving Alex, Whitney, & James Burkhardt
5:00 For the Safety of all Healthcare Workers
Monday April 27, 2020
7:00 Perry Lamont +
9:00 Angela Canepa +
Tuesday April 28, 2020
7:00 IntentionLeon Morales & Family
9:00 Rose Hill +
Wednesday April 29, 2020
7:00 In Honor of Madonna della Guardia
9:00 Peter Domenici, III +
Thursday April 30, 2020
7:00 Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00 For Peace & Harmony among the People of the World
Friday May 1, 2020
7:00 Living & Deceased DSalesian Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters +
9:00 Giuseppe & Angela Balistreri & Family +
Saturday May 2 , 2020
7:30 Claire Joyal +
9:00 Beatrice Espinosa +
5:00 The Edward & Eileen Ziomek & Myrtle Lane Families +
All Who have Perished From the Coronavirus
Streaming Mass: Mass streams daily at 10:00 AM. Watch here.
Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Black & Indian Home Missions. Please be generous! Donate online here.
Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!
Alcoholics Anonymous: When the coronavirus ends, the AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.
Santa Gemma: If it were not for the epidemic we would be celebrating the Feast of Santa Gemma, beloved of the people of Lucca and all Italy, next Sunday. Santa Gemma, pray for us!
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.
Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at email@example.com “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!
Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.
The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.
God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 26 Third Sunday of Easter
Monday 27 Easter Weekday
Tuesday 28 Easter Weekday, Peter Chanel; Priest, Martyr, Louis Grignion de Montfort; Priest
Wednesday 29 Catherine Of Siena; Virgin, Doctor
Thursday 30 Easter Weekday, Pius V; Pope
Friday 01 Easter Weekday, St. Joseph the Worker
Saturday 02 Athanasius; Bishop, Doctor
Sunday 03 Fourth Sunday of Easter, Santa Gemma
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