Church of the Epiphany
Second Sunday of Lent
February 17th, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

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


Monday, February 18

5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, February 19

8:00am OCH Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus Assembly
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)
7:00pm RH Baptismal Home Visitors


Wednesday, February 20

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


Thursday, February 21

7:00pm CAF Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm CH Confirmation Meeting
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 22

*NO MEETINGS*


Saturday, February 23

9:30am CH Faith Formation
10:00am SCH School of Religion/Faith Formation
11:00pm CH Baptisms
12:00pm CAF School Entrance Exams
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, February 24

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm RH Filipino Consultative Board
2:15 pm CAF
Funeral Rites Workshop
2:30pm CH Baptisms


Mass Intentions

Sunday, February 17

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


Monday, February 18

6:30am Thanksgiving: Ted Pasalo
8:00am Community Mass:

Bob Volpe
Intention of Roberto Martinez
Thanksgiving: Bersamina Family


Tuesday, February 19

6:30am Lucia Racadio & Marciana Ragauit
8:00am Father P. McCarthy


Wednesday, February 20

6:30am Thelma Viray
8:00am Lino Cardoso


Thursday, February 21

6:30am Isabel Caraan
8:00am Erminia Morales


Friday, February 22

6:30am Felisa Victoria & Wang Yu
8:00am Cesara Rosi


Saturday, February 23

8:00am Lina Bilotta
5:30pm Howard Neubecker


Sunday, February 24

6:30am The People of the Parish
8:30am The Desmond Family
10:00am Barbara Magsaysay
11:30am Gabriel Zavala Diaz
1:00pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan
5:30pm Loretta Butcher


Pray for the Sick

Juana Aguirre
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Olga Anleu
Chusita Ayala
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
Nestor Naval
Mamerto Nieto
Fred Nowak
Rufino Orozco
Peg Philpott
Tere Platero
Angelica Reyes
Roger Sanchez
Eufracia Simpliciano
George Tolentino


Pray for the Dead

Patricia Buenafe
Custodio Comoda
Marco Miranda
Marcelina Ramsey
Francisco Ruiz

Give them Eternal Rest

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up This Week


Parish Office Closed

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18th for Presidents’ Day and will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9:00am.


Monday Nights...

If your group usually meets on Mondays, contact the office ahead of time since the office will be closed on the legal holidays.


Planning Your Christian Funeral

Planning Your Christian Funeral:” a workshop with a panel consisting of a priest/deacon, funeral director and cemetery personnel to educate and present options in understanding our Catholic Funeral Rites. Our Parish, will be hosting a Funeral Rites Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 24th at 2:30pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.


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.


Feather Falls Casino Trip

The Grupo Hispano invites everyone to join them on their trip to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, Feb.23. The bus meets on Italy & Naples streets and leaves at 7:00am sharp. For information and reservations please call: Maria Elena Herrera (415) 585-7878. The cost is $17 per person with a $10 cash-back bonus. Come try your luck!


Today’s Second Collection

Our second collection today is for our Religious Education Program.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for our Athletic Program.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

The first collection: $10,158.92
The second collection:$3,706.20
Ash Wednesday:
$1,279.61


Announcements

Archbishops 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. We are so grateful to our parishioners who returned their pledges and donations for the Archbishops’s Annual Appeal last week. Please support and pray for the success of this Appeal. We also ask that our parishioners may consider what all of us can do to help with this important work. When everyone participates, the burden is lighter and the church grows and flourishes. To those who have not received the pastor’s letter and the giving guide in the brochure (to help determine your gift), please pick up a brochure at any entrance of the church. Our assigned goal is $84,800.00.


(grades 7 & 8)

Thank you to all who contributed to the success at last week’s bake sale fund-raiser! We hope everyone enjoyed the sweet treats!

Special thanks to:

Leigh Ann Maree
Maureen Moriarty
Barbara Saitz
The Alonzo Family
The Francisco Family
The Harrington Family

and Youth Ministry and SOUL volunteers. See you at the next event!

*Youth Ministry* welcomes new members and continues to meet every Friday at 3:30pm in the Convent.

Our next meeting will be Friday, Feb.22. Hope to see you there!

Info: Rowena Alonzo
email: EPIyouthministry@gmail.com


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.


St. Paul’s Blood Drive

Donate Blood. Save lives.

St. Paul’s is having a blood drive on Sunday, March 9th from 8:00am to 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. www.bloodcenters.org


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.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Married Couples: One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is two parents very much in love with each other. Renew your love at a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. You deserve the best and your children need to see you reaching for it. Call Paul & Yvonne at (650) 366-7093 or go to www.sf.lovemoredeeply.org.

Next WWME weekend is April 18-20 in San Mateo.


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.


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 17: 1-9
Three of Jesus’ closest friends arrive at a new understanding of him in today’s gospel. They are allowed to get a glimpse of him as he will be after his passion, death, and resurrection. Jesus is seen as the fulfillment of the Law (represented by Moses) and the Prophets (represented by Elijah) of the Old Testament. He is Son of God and Messiah, in whom we experience God’s presence and in whose image we will be transfigured.

We read today’s story of the transfiguration so that we, too, might be led to a new understanding of Jesus. He is greater than we could ever have thought, and tells us, “Do not be afraid. Keep your eyes on me.”

1.) How are you like Peter in this gospel?

2.) How can you keep your eyes on Jesus in works of justice and mercy, in help for those less fortunate?

3.) Who or what can help you seek Jesus here?