Church of the Epiphany
Third Sunday of Lent
February 24th, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

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


Monday, February 25

5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
6:15 pm LIB Finance Council Mtg.
7:00pm LIB Capital Campaign Mtg.
7:00pm7W English Bible Class
7:30pm CRY St.Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, February 26

10:00am CH Epiphany Students’ First Reconciliation
11:00am CAF Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
6:00pm RH Education Commission
7:00pm CH School of Religion Students’ First Reconciliation
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano
7:30pm DR Social Responsibility


Wednesday, February 27

7:00pm RH Adult Confirmation Preparation Class
7:00pm SMA SCC (FB)
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, February 28

5:30pm CAF School WASC Mtg.
7:00pm 7W Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
7:30pm CRY Epip.of the Lord
8:00pm DR AA (English)


Friday, February 29

*NO MEETINGS*


Saturday, March 1

8:30am CAF Lenten Recollection
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, March 2

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


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, February 25

6:30am Henry Llamas
8:00am Community Mass:

Jose De Sagun
Veronica Ruiz
Chito Sausano


Tuesday, February 26

6:30am All Souls
8:00am Rev. Mr. Dennis Gooch


Wednesday, February 27

6:30am Dannyboy Rabe
8:00am Severino Tigbao


Thursday, February 28

6:30am Rev. Lawrence Krause
8:00am Frank Crespo


Friday, February 29

6:30am Rosauro Pascual
8:00am Adelardo Sison


Saturday, March 1

8:00am Esteban & Genoveva Bautista
5:30pm Leonida De Sagun


Sunday, March 2

6:30am Rosa Cava
8:30am Angela Repetto
10:00am Tomas & Lucia Agpoon
11:30am Gustavo Roldan, Sr.
1:00pm Clementina Solorzano
5:30pm John Quattrin


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.


We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Marley Naniola
Madison May Schutz


Pray for the Sick

Olgita Anleu
Chusita Ayala
David Barrientos
Cora Bogards
Lisa Callaghan
Nathan Carzon
Gilda Chankuo
Carmen Cermeno
Brother Haig Charshaf, FSC
Aurora Escaldna
Dolores Gudino

Guillermo Guillen
Bob Fontan
Rosie Howard
Diana Leung
Nestor Naval
Mamerto Nieto
Rufino Orozco
Tere Platero
Roger Sanchez
George Tolentino


Pray for the Dead

Baby Ava Madison Cruz
Eddy Jackson
Chito Sausano

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


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 this Sunday, Feb. 24th at 2:30pm in our cafeteria.

All are welcome to attend.


Deanery II: Lenten Day of Reconciliation/Reflection at St. Elizabeth

Deanery II welcomes you to a Lenten Day of Reconciliation/Reflection on Saturday, March 1st at St. Elizabeth Church (Somerset & Wayland Streets). The theme is : “Come Back to me with Your Heart,”which will be presented by the presider Reverend William Justice.

The day schedule is as follows:

9:30am: Hospitality in the Church Vestibule
10:00am: Reconciliation with various priests
11:45am: Complimentary Lunch in Cantwell Hall
12:45pm: Presentation I by Fr. William Justice
1:45pm: Break
2:00pm: Final Presentation by Fr. William Justice
2:30pm: Closing Prayer

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and to enjoy complimentary food for the body as well as the soul.


Knights of Columbus’ Lenten Recollection

The Knights of Columbus welcome and invite all parishioners to join them at a Lenten Recollection on Saturday, March 1st from 8:30am to 4:00pm in the cafeteria. Fr. Eugene Tungol will be the presider. Breakfast and lunch will be served.


Today’s Second Collection

There is no second collection this weekend.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for our Parish School.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

The first collection: $9,168.08
Religious Ed. collection:
$1,478.88


Announcements

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). 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 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


Stations of the Cross

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


Parish Mission

Mark your calendars for our Parish Mission, which will be held on Monday, March 17th, Tuesday, March 18th, and Wednesday, March 19th at 7:00pm in our church.


Thunder Valley Casino

The Epiphany Over 50 invites you to join them on Tuesday, March 18th to Thunder Valley 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.


Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

Thank you to all those who have returned their Archbishop Annual Appeal pledges and donations. As of last week, we have reached 8.25% or $7,000.00 of our assigned goal, which is $84,800.00

Brochures are available at every entrance of our church.


For Your Information

Operation Rice Bowl

Please take home a Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar to read about families helped by Catholic Relief Services. Help by donating 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


New Support for the Divorced

Would you like support while you travel the road through separation and divorce? The Archdiocese of San Francisco offers support for the journey. The Separated and Divorced Catholics of the Archdiocese of San Francisco (SDCASF) now have TWO ongoing support groups in the 1st and 3rd weeks of each month. There is one on the Peninsula at St. Bartholomew Parish (600 Columbia Dr, corner of Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo). The other is held in the parish hall of St. Stephen (near Stonestown in San Francisco) on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Contact Gail at (650) 591-8452, Joanne from St. Bart’s (650) 347-0701 for more information.


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.


At a Glance:

  • Palm Sunday: March 16th
  • Holy Thursday: March 20th
  • Good Friday: March 21st (Fast & Abstinence)
  • Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil: March 22nd
  • Easter Sunday: March 23rd



Reflections GOSPEL: John 4: 5-15, 19-26, 39, 40-42


In this wonderful story from John’s Gospel, Jesus gives the Samaritan woman at the well the “living water” of truth. A foreigner, she is hospitable to Jesus and honest with him. In return, he chooses to reveal to her the truth about his identity. The woman rushes off to tell everyone the good news that the Messiah has come. And she is so convincing that the Samaritans come to believe in Jesus on her word.

1.) So many people are searching for and “thirsting for” the right answers to life’s questions. Will you share with them the “living water” of truth that you have received from Jesus? How?

2.) The living water reminds us again of Baptism. The living waters are the fountains of eternal life within us. We are reminded of this at funerals. At the door of the church, the priest sprinkles holy water on the coffin and says, “In the waters of Baptism, N.(name) died with Christ and rose with him to new life. May he/she now share with him eternal glory.” How does holy water remind you of Baptism? When do you use holy water?