Church of the Epiphany
First Sunday of Lent
February 10th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

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

Monday, February 11

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

Tuesday, February 12

11:00am CAF Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CAF Confirmation Level 2 Parents' Meeting
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano Mtg

Wednesday, February 13

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

Thursday, February 14

7:00pm 7W Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm CAF Italian Catholic Federation
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 15

6:00pm CAF Youth Ministry Dance

Saturday, February 16

9:30am CH Faith Formation
10:00am SCH School of Religion/Faith Formation
1:00pm RH Grief Ministry
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, February 17

9:00am CAF Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm CAF Filipino Society
2:30pm CH Baptisms

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, February 11

6:30am Lucy Andrews
8:00am Community Mass:

Rolando Q. Sacapanio
Josephina Mabaquiao

Tuesday, February 12

6:30am Mariano & Maximina Rapos
8:00am Thanksgiving: Helen Harrington

Wednesday, February 13

6:30am William Dunn
8:00am Angela Rosa & Vincent Voto

Thursday, February 14

6:30am Joseph & Pasquina Franzone
8:00am Alejandro, Pedro, and Leticia Abad

Friday, February 15

6:30am Sylvia Solari
8:00am Maria Guerrero

Saturday, February 16

8:00am Thelma Viray and Julia Louis Habib & Family
5:30pm Joey Lavin

Sunday, February 17

6:30am Rich Silva
8:30am Salvatore Rosario & Concetta Turrisi
10:00am Eduardo Bautista
11:30am Ana Daisy Valencia
1:00pm Dominador Aquino, Sr.
5:30pm John Quattrin

Pray for the Sick

Juana Aguirre
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Olga Anleu
Chusita Ayala
Danny Bernal
Pat Blea
Cora Bogards
Lisa Callaghan
Dominic Carranza
Nathan Carzon
Nelly Chavez
Gilda Chankuo
Merlita Ceguerra
Carmen Cermeno
Brother Haig Charshaf,FSC
Carmen Cintron

Aurora Escaldna
Louie Frassco
Guillermo Guillen
Rosie Howard
Alana Kinglo
Diana Leung
BreeAnna Linder
Charlie Lintini
Eleanor Mandoli
Fred Nowak
Peg Philpott
Tere Platero
Angelica Reyes
Janice Roldan
Roger Sanchez
Eufracia Simpliciano

Pray for the Dead

James Cardenas
Emeterio Garcia
Antonia C. Moreno
Yesenia Ramirez
Kathryn Swanson
Arthur Torres, Jr.

All those who have died from violence this past week.

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up This Week

(grades 7 & 8)

Youth Ministry will be hosting a Bake Sale Feb. 9th & 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 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

The bake sale will be on:

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

Cache Creek Casino

The Epiphany Over 50 invites you to join them on February 19th to Cache Creek Casino. The cost is $26 per 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.

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 Religious Education Program.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

The first collection: $8,942.70
The second collection:

St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul society thanks you for your generous donations. In 2007, we gave 1,206 bags of groceries to the poor. In January 2008 alone, we have delivered 144 bags of groceries to the homebound.

Stations of the Cross

During the Lenten Season, Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday in the Church after the 8:00am Mass.


Archbishop's Annual Appeal

Those of us who attend Church here at Epiphany parish have been blessed with many gifts for the benefit of others and ourselves. When everyone participates, the burden is lighter and the Church grows and flourishes. The people in all parishes of the Archdiocese must fund the programs and ministries beyond the work being done here in the parish, but the cost. None of the money raised in this Appeal will be used to settle sexual abuse cases.

The Appeal benefits youth, elderly, sick, disabled, families, and ethnic groups. These programs assist all the parishes and the Annual Appeal even provides direct subsidies to some parishes and schools. The programs include vocations, training of priests and deacons, hospital ministry, family life programs, the marriage tribunal, foreign missions, communications and the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. The money also helps in evangelizing those who have not heard the Good News of Jesus. In general, this Appeal supports programs and ministries that are beyond the ability of any single parish.

We ask that each of you consider what you can do to help with this important work. Perhaps you'll consider donating an hour's pay for each month of the year. You can consider what you've done in prior years and try to do a bit more this year. Maybe you'll use the giving guide in the brochure to help determine your gift.

It is also important to remember that as a parish we are assessed $84,800.00. If parishioner pledges don't come up to the amount, it will have to come from the parish bank account. The good news is that if we pledge more than that amount, the excess is returned to us to use here in the parish. We have an opportunity to help the Archdiocese in its work and to provide for special needs here in the parish as well.

I've filled out my own pledge card and urge you to do the same. Your support of this campaign is strong evidence of your faith and your love of the Church and of your neighbor. The generosity of the people in this parish is heartwarming to say the least. Thank you for all that you do!

God bless you, Fr. Eugene Tungol

For Your Information

Operation Rice Bowl

Catholic Relief Services supports families around the world through projects that develop agriculture, clean water, small business, health and nutrition for mothers and children, education, and support of those with HIV and AIDS. This Lent we are asked to pray, fast, and learn about our brothers and sisters who live in poverty. Please take home a Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar to read about families helped by Catholic Relief Services. Finally, donate the money you save by fasting, abstaining, and eating simple meals.

Funeral Rites Workshop

Our Parish, will be hosting a Funeral Rites Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 24th at 2:30pm in the Nano Nagle library. All are welcome to attend.

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 9-5pm.

St. Paul's Blood Drive

Donate Blood. Save lives.

St. Paul's is having a blood drive on Sunday, March 9th from 8:00am-1:00pm.

The Bloodmobile will be parked at 221 Valley Street in San Francisco. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.

To schedule your life-saving appointment, please call Jill Alcantar at (415) 586-8911.

Lenten Regulations:

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

*FASTING: All those who are 18 and older, until their 59th birthday, are to fast on 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.

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 4: 1-11

As Jesus prepares to begin his ministry, he enters a kind of spiritual "training camp." Alone in the desert, he fasts and prays for forty days. When the devil tries to ambush him with three temptations to disobey God's will, Jesus is well armed. He defends himself with the word of God by quoting from the Book of Deuteronomy. He refuses to be tricked by false promises of power and glory.

1.) Lent can be a spiritual training camp for us today. It is a time to practice using God's word as our defensive weapon against temptation. What spiritual training plans will you put into practice during Lent?

2.) Prayer and fasting are traditional. Today's passage from the gospel might suggest that we spend a few minutes each day in reading Scripture. Or are we trying to live on bread alone?