Church of the Epiphany
Epiphany of the Lord
January 6, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, January 6

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15 pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:30pm CH Baptisms


Monday, January 7

1:00pm KIT Over 50
5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm CAF Spanish Bible Class
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, January 8

11:00am CAF Over 50
11:00am CH School Mass
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CAF Faith Formation
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano


Wednesday, January 9

7:00pm SMA SCC (FB)
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, January 10

7:00pm CAF Italian Catholic Federation
7:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
7:30pm CRY Epip.of the Lord
8:00pm DR AA (English)


Friday, January 11

7:30pm 7W English Baptismal Class


Saturday, January 12

9:30am CH Faith Formation
10:00am SCH School of Religion
11:15am CAF School of Religion/Faith Formation
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, January 13

8:00am CAF Confirmation Retreat
11:00am RH RCIA
12:00pm DR Confirmation Retreat
12:15 pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pmYM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm CAF Filipino Task Force
2:30pm CH Baptisms


Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 6

6:30am People of the Parish
8:30am Thanksgiving: Vicky Umale
10:00am Alice & Paul McKeon
11:30am Fr. Daniel Jara
1:00pm Salvador Tolosa
5:30pm John Quattrin


Monday, January 7

6:30am Frank Azzolino
8:00am Community Mass:

Frank Azzolino
Steve Cabuntala
Francisco Claudio
Marina Lavarias
Pedro Santos Jr.

Tuesday, January 8

6:30am Intention of Rose Dolo
8:00am Lucilla Cebula


Wednesday, January 9

6:30am Teofilo Evangelista Sr.
8:00am Mary Bottarini


Thursday, January 10

6:30am Thanksgiving: DeCastro Family
8:00am Michael Downing & John Russo


Friday, January 11

6:30am Sixto, Milagrosa, Juana, and Eusebio Rabe
8:00am Intention of Rebecca P. Garza


Saturday, January 12

8:00am Danilo Hilario
5:30pm Joseph & Elvera De Martis


Sunday, January 13

6:30am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
8:30am People of the Parish
10:00am Joseph Chetcuti
11:30am Enrique Romana
1:00pm Feliciana & Ramon Alcaras
5:30pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan


Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes
Pat Blea
Dominic Carranza
Nathan Carzon
Merlita Ceguerra
Melton Diaz
Mike Fahey
Guillermo Guillen
Alana Kinglo
Mark Lawrence

Diana Leung
Charlie Lintini
Eleanor Mandoli
Celeste McFarland
Luciano Miguel
Stephen Miller Jr.
Rosauro Pascual
Angelica Reyes
Luis Soto


Pray for the Dead

Julio Alegria
Alfredo Corrales
Ramoncita Hernandez
Henry Llamas
Maria Salazar
Pedro Santos Jr.

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


Dear Parishioners...

*We kindly ask all our parishioners to refrain from consuming any type of food inside the church to help minimize the mess. We especially ask that gum be disposed of properly in garbage cans, but PLEASE NOT under our pews or on the floor. Please help us keep the house of the Lord clean. *We also ask that everyone please turn off their cell phone or put them on silent so that we can all concentrate on the Word of God.

Thank you for taking our requests into consideration!


Thunder Valley Casino Trip

The Over 50 invites you to join them on a trip to Thunder Valley Casino on Tuesday, January 15th. The cost is $26 per person with a bonus. For reservations, please call Ruth at (415) 586-0946 or Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave at exactly 8:30am from Naples & Italy Streets.


Today’s Second Collection

Our second collection today is for our Parish School.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection for next week is for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.



Last Week’s Collection Totals

The first collection: $9,421.00
The second collection:$2,687.23
Christmas (partial): $27,000.00


Walk for Life

Join thousands of pro-life women, men, friends and families as we take our message to the streets proclaiming “women deserve better than abortion.” Walk on Saturday, January 19th, 2008 starting at 11:00am from Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero.

For information and a list of guest speakers please visit: www.WalkforLifeWC.com


Announcements

Epiphany School Open House

There will be an Open House for prospective families to learn about Epiphany School on Sunday, January 27th beginning at 2:30pm in the school cafeteria. Come meet the teachers, students, administration, and parents and find out more about the school’s program. Applications will be available for the 2008-2009 school year. Come enjoy refreshments and participate in a raffle.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY:

The School of the Epiphany, mindful of our mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the School of the Epiphany. The School of the Epiphany does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex, or disability in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.


Adult Confirmation Classes

Adult Catholics who have received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, and regularly participate in the life and worship of the Catholic community, but have NOT yet received the sacrament of Conformation are invited to participate in our program of preparation for Confirmation. The classes will be held on Thursdays and one Wednesday evening February 7th, 14th, 21st, 27th and March 6th and 13th from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Those who are interested are encouraged to pick up the registration form in the Parish Office.


Feather Falls Casino

The Grupo Hispano invites you to join them on a trip to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, January 26th, 2008. The cost is $17 with a $10 cash-back bonus. For information and reservations please call MariaElena Herrera at (415) 585-7878.


For Your Information

Parish Office Closed

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 21st, 2008.


Quiz Dates! Catholic Singles Party

Tuesday, January 15,2008 at 6:30pm at the Elephant & Castle Bar & Restaurant (424 Clay Street in downtown San Francisco). Enjoy appetizers and drink specials. Teams of 3 men and 3 women. After each round of questions, men move to a new table to meet more women. Cost is $20 before January 8th and $25 after and if space permits, walk-ins cost $35.
To register visit:
www.quizdates.com
This event is not affiliated with the Archdiocese of San Francisco.


Anniversary Mass

Archbishop George Niederauer cordially extends an invitation to all married couples of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and beyond, to a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration and renewal of vows on Saturday, February 9th, 2008 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral (1111 Gough Street, San Francisco,CA). Special honor will be shown to those who are celebrating their 25th, 50th, or 50+ Wedding Anniversaries. Reception immediately following Eucharist. Registration forms are available at the parish office, or by download at www.sffamilylife.com. For more information please call (707) 552-3394


New Catholic Resources Website

Find Catholic books and other helpful resources to better integrate your faith with your daily life at: www.ActiveParishioner.com, a new Catholic website. Topics include careers, caregiving, grief & mourning, decision-making, forgiveness, God, parenting, children’s books, prayer, spirituality for later years, spiritual journey and young adults.


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Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 2: 1-12


Today we celebrate the showing forth (epiphany) of Jesus to the nations beyond Israel. When astrologers, or magi, from the East saw a new star appear in the sky, they accepted it as a sign that a great leader had been born. Without knowing where the star would lead them or what they would find, the magi set out bearing gifts. Their faith and courage were rewarded when God revealed to them his own Son.

1.) On our faith journeys, we, too, have to remain alert for the signs through which Jesus reveals his presence to us. His “stars” are all around us in the beauty of creation, in the Church, in the arts and sciences, in the uniqueness of each person. How will you be alert to the “stars” around you?

2.) How can you let Jesus shine through you?