Church of the Epiphany
Baptism of the Lord
January 13, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, January 13

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


Monday, January 14

5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
5:00pm LIB Alliance Meeting
7:00pm CAF English Bible Class
7:30pm CRY St. Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, January 15

8:00am OCH Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus
7:00pm RH Baptismal Home Visitors
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)


Wednesday, January 16

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


Thursday, January 17

1:00pm KIT Over 50
7:00pm CAF Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
7:30pm CRY Epip.of the Lord
8:00pm DR AA (English)


Friday, January 18

1:00pm KIT Over 50
6:00pm CAF Over 50


Saturday, January 19

9:30am CH Faith Formation
10:00am SCH School of Religion/Faith Formation
12:15 pm CAF Epiphany Parents’ Association’s CRAB FEED set-up
1:00pm RH Grief Ministry
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:30pm CAF CRABFEED
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, January 20

8:00am CAF Faith Formation
9:00am DR Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pmYM Latino Youth Group
2:30pm CH Baptisms


Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 13

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


Monday, January 14

6:30am Candelaria de Caña
8:00am Community Mass:

Thomas C. Fowee
Fernando Ocampo
Higino M. Lanuzo


Tuesday, January 15

6:30am Daniel Sullivan
8:00am Florentina Umipig


Wednesday, January 16

6:30am Camilo Erfe
8:00am Eula Jones


Thursday, January 17

6:30am Eugenio Natividad
8:00am Thanksgiving: Remie Williams


Friday, January 18

6:30am Marcelina Solema
8:00am Maria Fe Aseron


Saturday, January 19

8:00am Gretchen Leytem
5:30pm Luigi Guidi & Fidalma Beneditti


Sunday, January 20

6:30am Rosina Cava
8:30am Thanksgiving: Dante Tayag
10:00am Tomas & Lucia Agpoon
11:30am Daniel Solorzano Jr.
1:00pm Dominador Aquino Jr.
5:30pm Telesfora Basco


Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes
Gilbert Ascano
Pat Blea
Dominic Carranza
Nathan Carzon
Merlita Ceguerra
Carmen Cintron
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

Jose Cruz
Gabriel Santana
Thelma Y. Viray

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up This Week


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 phones or put them on silent so that we can all concentrate on the Word of God.

Thank you for taking our requests into consideration!


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


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.


Thank you to everyone who helped make the Feast of the Epiphany so wonderful! A very special thank you to Archbishop Niederauer for celebrating this special day with us. Thank you to everyone who served during the Liturgical celebration, including: the priests, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, choirs, ushers, altar servers and everyone else. Thank you to our hardworking cooks for providing delicious food. Thank you to everyone who joined us on this special occasion!

Thank you, Father Eugene Tungol


Announcements

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. The bus leaves at 7:00am sharp in front of the cafeteria.

For information and reservations please call MariaElena Herrera at (415) 585-7878.


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 Confirmation 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.


For Your Information

All You Can Eat Crab Feed!

Epiphany Parents’ Association invites you to join them at their annual All You Can Eat Crab Feed Dinner/Dance on Saturday, January 19th, 2008. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for children (3-13 years of age). Event begins at 6:30pm with No Host Cocktails in the cafeteria. For information and tickets please call (415) 337-4030 ext. 240.


Mardi Gras

The San Francisco County Council of Catholic Women requests the honor of your presence at their Annual Lucheon featuring “Fashions by Simi’s” on Sunday, January 27th, 2008 at the Olympic Club Lakeside (Skyline Boulevard in San Francisco). The event begins at 11:30am with No Host Cocktails & Silent Auction and is followed by a lucheon at 12:30pm. For reservations and information please Kathy Parish-Reese at (650) 756-8158. Hurry, space is limited!


Ash Wednesday

Mark your calendars! Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching. It will be observed on Wednesday, February 6th, 2008.


Parish Office Closed

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


Today’s Second Collection

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


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for our Athletic Program.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

The first collection: $10,021.50
The second collection:
$2,095.00


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Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 3: 13-17


Why did Jesus insist that John baptize him in the Jordan River? Jesus had no sin to be washed away, no need to repent. But Jesus had a great need to cooperate with God’s plan of salvation. And that plan required that he identify totally with the people he had come to save.

1.) Note that Jesus does not contradict John when he says, “I should be baptized by you!” In a very real way, John was right. However, Jesus only says, “Give in for now.” Jesus had a bigger plan in mind, and he was asking John to cooperate by laying aside his own way of thinking “for now.” Does God ever ask you to “give in” on smaller issues?

2.) What is your response? How do you decide whether to “give in” or not? When is it important to you to be “right” and when can you lay aside your own way of thinking in order to let God’s bigger plan unfold?