Church of the Epiphany
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 3rd, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, February 3

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


Monday, February 4

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


Tuesday, February 5

12:00pm CAF Science Fair Starts
11:00am SMA Holy Rosary Sodality
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)


Wednesday, February 6 ASH WEDNESDAY

12:00pm CAF Science Fair
7:00pm SMA SCC (FB)
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, February 7

12:00pm CAF Science Fair
7:00pm 7W Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm RH Adult Confirmation Preparation Class
7:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
7:30pm CRY Epip.of the Lord
8:00pm DR AA (English)


Friday, February 8

7:00pm 7W English Baptismal Class
7:00pm CAF Grupo Hispano


Saturday, February 9

9:30am CH Faith Formation
10:00am SCH School of Religion/Faith Formation
11:15 am CAF School of Religion
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:00pm CAF
Valentine's DayDance
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, February 10

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


Mass Intentions

Sunday, February 3

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


Monday, February 4

6:30am Mingo & Luisa Baciocco
8:00am Community Mass:

Lucilla Cebula
Intention of Imelda Garcia
Pedro G. Santos, Jr.


Tuesday, February 5

6:30am Tony & Angela Valerga
8:00am Eula Jones


Wednesday, February 6

6:30am John Flaherty
8:00am Frank Azzolino
11:00am Sister Mary Alexis
5:30pm Fr. Patrick McCarthy
7:30pm Fr. Martin Avila


Thursday, February 7

6:30am Rich Silva
8:00am The Cordes Family


Friday, February 8

6:30am Carlotta Lari
8:00am Michael Downing


Saturday, February 9

8:00am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
5:30pm Mary Ann Snyder


Sunday, February 10

6:30am Rosina Cava
8:30am Michael Downing & John Russo
10:00am Pauline & Tony Cutajar
11:30am Gabriel Zavala Diaz
1:00pm Estelle Piccinini
5:30pm Angel Aquino


We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Isaiah Cable Cabulay
Santiago Mauricio Chavez
Caydence Elizabeth Eggen
Jea Marie Image
Roberto Luna
Silvia Ramos
Jaymie Tyanna Truque


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
Gilda Chankuo
Merlita Ceguerra
Brother Haig Charshaf, FSC
Carmen Cintron
Melton Diaz
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
Tere Platero
Angelica Reyes
Eufracia Simpliciano


Pray for the Dead

Roberta Bumanglag
John O'Malley
Deacon Bart Pullon

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up This Week


Mandatory Eucharistic Minister and Lector Meeting

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


Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten Season. Ashes will be distributed during the following

Masses:

  • 6:30am
  • 8:00am
  • 11:00am school mass
  • 5:30pm
  • 7:30pm in Spanish


Lenten Regulations:

ABSTINENCE: All who have reached their 14th birthday are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays during Lent.

FASTING: All those who are 18 and older, until their 59th birthday, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Only one full meal is allowed on days of fast. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one's needs. But together, they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.

The obligation does not apply to those whose health or ability to work would be seriously affected. People in doubt about fast or abstinence should consult a parish priest.


Today's Second Collection

Our second collection today is for our Parish School.


Next Week's Second Collection

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


Last Week’s Collection Totals

The first collection: $11,509.19
The second collection:
$1,094.05


Announcements

Social Responsibility Committee

It is our duty as citizens to study the ballot and vote in the February 5th Presidential Primary Election.


(grades 7 & 8)

Youth Ministry will be hosting a Bake Sale Feb. 8th-10th.

Proceeds go to Youth Ministry and the Boys' and Girls' Athletic Programs. Any baked goods and donations are welcome and can be delivered to the Parish Office on Friday, Feb. 8th after 9:00am. Community service hours will be given to any students who volunteer to help sell, set-up, or clean up. Contact Coordinator: Rowena M. Alonzo (415) 205-0669 email:EPIyouthministry@gmail.com

The bake sale will be on:

  • Friday, Feb. 8: Nano Nagle Hall 5-8om
  • Sat., Feb. 9: Nano Nagle Hall 10-3pm
  • Sun., Feb.10: Front of Church 10-2pm


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 them 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. Dinner tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children (under 12 years old). Also, we are selling $100 raffle tickets for a chance at winning $5,000!!

Dinner tickets 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: SF@retroca.com or visit the website at www.Retrouvaille.org


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 www.sffamilylife.com. For more information please call (707) 552-3394.


Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 5: 1-12


Can you imagine a series of commercials telling people that the way to be truly happy is to be hungry for justice, poor in spirit, and single-hearted? Viewers might well wonder where these strange messages are coming from. These and the other happiness guidelines, or Beatitudes, come from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. He wants his disciples to walk the path of littleness, of mercy, and of forgiveness.

The Beatitudes are a great challenge and an even greater promise of reward. If we live by them, we will be happier right now as well as in eternity.

1.) Jesus knew that life, perhaps especially life as a Christian, could be difficult. He knew that there were things to be sorrowing about, that people needed mercy, that conflicts and persecutions would come. In all of these situations, Jesus tells us, we are blest. And, if we are merciful, try to make peace, and try to be holy, we will be consoled and rewarded not with riches, or power, or influence but by God, by joy, by peace. Do we want this reward?

2.) Would we rather have riches or power? How can we open ourselves to God, joy, and peace?