Church of the Epiphany
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 27, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, January 27

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm RH Filipino Consultative Board
2:30pm CAF Epiphany School's
2:30pm CH Baptisms
4:00pm LR Spanish Marraige Enctr.
5:30pm CH/CAF Santo Niño Mass

Monday, January 28

12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm CAF English Bible Class
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, January 29

5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
6:00pm RH Education Committee Meeting
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)

Wednesday, January 30

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

Thursday, January 31

11:00am CH School Mass
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, February 1

7:00pm 7W Spanish Baptismal Class
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission

Saturday, February 2

9:30am CH Faith Formation
10:00am SCH School of Religion/Faith Formation
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:00pm CAF Parish Thank You Dinner
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, February 3

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm CAF
MANDATORY Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors Meeting
2:30pm CH Baptisms

Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 27

6:30am Gloria Grover
8:30am Carmelo Mazza
10:00am Carolina Corpus
11:30am Celina Lay
1:00pm Rodolfo Cheng
5:30pm Thanksgiving: Carmen Uchi & Family

Monday, January 28

6:30am Joe Baciocco
8:00am Community Mass:

Intention of Danny Bernal
Louis & Julia Habib and Family
Emily Quigley

Tuesday, January 29

6:30am Henry Llamas
8:00am Thanksgiving: Helen Harrington

Wednesday, January 30

6:30am Vicente & Teofila Juangco
8:00am Severino Tigbao

Thursday, January 31

6:30am Ramon Gozun
8:00am Maude Lippi

Friday, February 1

6:30am Gus & Brendan Weigel
8:00am George Gleeson

Saturday, February 2

8:00am Purificacion Fabula
5:30pm Valerie Puccetti

Sunday, February 3

6:30am Intention of Guillermo & Liberata Bernal
8:30am Giuseppi Machi
10:00am People of the Parish
11:30am Petrona Sanchez & Lilian de Cardenas
1:00pm Ricardo & Antonio Alcaras
5:30pm Juan Napoles

Pray for the Sick

Juana Aguirre
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Olga Anleu
Chusita Ayala
David Barrientos
Danny Bernal
Pat Blea
Dominic Carranza
Nathan Carzon
Nelly Chavez
Merlita Ceguerra
Brother Haig Charshaf, FSC
Carmen Cintron
Melton Diaz
Mike Fahey
Louie Frassco

Guillermo Guillen
Alana Kinglo
Mark Lawrence
Diana Leung
BreeAnna Linder
Charlie Lintini
Eleanor Mandoli
Celeste McFarland
Luciano Miguel
Stephen Miller Jr.
Fred Nowak
Peg Philpott
Angelica Reyes
Janice Roldan
Eufracia Simpliciano
Luis Soto

Pray for the Dead

Gilbert Ascano
Maria Canonico
Arturo De La Cruz
Jim Nowak
Otella Nuñez
Rosauro Pascual
Luis Patrolla

All those who have died from violence this past week.

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up This Week

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.

Mandatory Eucharistic Minister and Lector Meeting

Eucharist Ministers and Lectors will have a mandatory meeting on Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the School Cafeteria.

Parish Thank You Dinner February 2, 2008

Are you a member of a Commission, Committee or Task Force? Are you a lector, a Eucharistic Minister, or Usher? Are you a Catechist or a Coach? Do you cover the front desk at the office? Anyone who has given his or her time or talent in these or any other way to make Epiphany better is invited to attend the annual Thank You Dinner on Saturday, February 2nd, at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. This is an opportunity for the staff to say "Thank You" for all that you have done during the past year. Please RSVP with Jenny at (415) 333-7630 by Monday, January 28th.

Ash Wednesday

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

Today's Second Collection

Our second collection today is for the Church in Latin America.

Next Week's Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for our Parish School.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

The first collection: $9,049.70
The second collection:


CYO School Bus Drivers Needed

CYO Transportation Services of Daly City, a program of Catholic Charities CYO, has employment opportunities for individuals who wish to be a school bus driver.

  • CHP-Certified School Bus Driver Training provided at no cost
  • Must have a clean driving record; DMV H-6 printout required
  • Drug testing, fingerprinting and background check required
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be responsible, punctual, and team-oriented
  • Full & Part time hours available
  • We offer excellent benefits package and competitive pay.

If interested, please contact Bill Avalos, Operations Manager, at or (650) 757-2117 for an interview. A new training class begins Monday, Jan.28th. Call for information.

Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance

The Grupo Hispano invites you to their Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance on Saturday, February 9th in the cafeteria. Doors open at 6:00pm with No-Host Cocktails.Tickets cost $20.

For information or reservations:

MariaElena Herrera (415) 585-7878
M/M. Pastor Ortiz (415) 587-2894
M/M. Jorge Flores (650) 755-8718

Cache Creek Casino

The Epiphany Over 50 invites you to join us on February 19th to Cache Creek Casino. The cost is $26/person with bonuses. For reservations, please call Ruth at (415) 586-0946 or Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave at exactly 8:30am from Italy and Naples Streets.

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 to 8:30pm. Those who are interested are encouraged to pick up the registration form in the Parish Office.

For Your Information

St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance and Raffle

We invite everyone to join us at our annual St.Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance on Saturday, March 8th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Also, we are selling $100 raffle tickets for a chance at winning $5,000!! Dinner and raffle tickets are available at the Parish Office Mondays-Fridays from 9am-5pm.

Communion for the Homebound

If you have a relative in the parish who has returned home from a stay in the hospital, and would like a visitor to bring him/her Holy Communion, please phone the office (415) 333-7630 and let Sister Marilyn know.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

Ever wanted to do something that has a real impact? Helping other people survive a crisis is a skill you can learn at San Francisco Suicide Prevention. Bilingual volunteers (English/Spanish) are encouraged to apply. For information on Volunteer training classes, call (415) 984-1900.

Marriage Help

Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. This program can help you too. For confidential information about, or to register for the Spring program beginning with a weekend on March 7-9, 2008 call (415) 893-1005 or email: or visit the website at

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 in San Francisco) 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 For more information please call (707) 552-3394.

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 4: 12-17

Once again the gospel focuses on Jesus as the Promised One of the Old Testament. Jesus began his preaching in Galilee and is identified by Matthew as "the great light" foretold by Isaiah. Jesus' first message to God's people is a powerful one. He says that we should reform our lives, or repent, for "the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

"To repent" means that we take a complete change of direction in our lives. Jesus knew what repentance, or change of direction, meant, because he had just made a big change in his own life. After John was put in jail, he knew that preparing God's people for the kingdom was now totally up to him. So he chose a place to live (Capernaum-by-the-sea) and "began to proclaim." Jesus made a new beginning.

1.) Chaim Potok, a Jewish novelist, once began one of his novels with the statement, "Beginnings are hard." To repent means to begin again. When have you made a new beginning? How can you make a new beginning today in some area of your life?