Church of the Epiphany
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 2nd, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, March 2

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


Monday, March 3

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


Tuesday, March 4

11:00am SMA Holy Rosary Sodality
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)
7:00pm CH Confirmation Reconciliation Service


Wednesday, March 5

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


Thursday, March 6

10:00am RH DRE Meeting
7:00pm CAF 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, March 7

7:00pm 7W Spanish Baptismal Class
7:00pm CAF St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Set-up
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission
7:30pm CH Latino Youth Group’s Stations of the Cross


Saturday, March 8

7:30am AWAY Confirmation Level 2 Away Retreat
9:00am DR Knights of Columbus
9:30am CH Faith Formation
10:00am SCH School of Religion/Faith Formation
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:00pm CAF St.
Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, March 9

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


Mass Intentions

Sunday, March 2

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


Monday, March 3

6:30am Father Martin Avila
8:00am Community Mass:

Romeo G. Abellana
Arthur Torres, Jr.


Tuesday, March 4

6:30am Thanksgiving: Arliz Herrera (B)
8:00am Lucilla Cebula


Wednesday, March 5

6:30am Father Lawrence Krause
8:00am Jose Salaver


Thursday, March 6

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:00am Peregrina Epan


Friday, March 7

6:30am Florentino & Felicima Umale
8:00am Librada de Jesus


Saturday, March 8

8:00am Cesare Rosi
5:30pm Thomas Sr. & Josephine Lavin


Sunday, March 9

6:30am Bob Volpe
8:30am Michael Downing & John Russo
10:00am Teodorico & Dolores Rimon
11:30am Rolando Mendieta
1:00pm Dario, Dan, Merle & Dina Brunicardi
5:30pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan


We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Nakai Cabe
Norma Helen Cisneros
Amy Cornejo
Cristina Dianne Crespo
Hayden Ramirez Ganuelas

Jordin Fergie Losilla
Paradise Manibusan
Edwin Omar Hernandez Silva
Sean Lawrence Uy Villagracia


Pray for the Sick

Lucila Almero
Remedios Almero
Olgita Anleu
Chusita Ayala
David Barrientos
Cora Bogards
Lisa Callaghan
Nathan Carzon
Gilda Chankuo
Carmen Cermeno
Brother Haig Charshaf,FSC
Michael De Los Santos
Aurora Escalona
Jose Gonzalez

Dolores Gudino
Guillermo Guillen
Bob Fontan
Rosie Howard
Leona Lawrence
Diana Leung
Nestor Naval
Mamerto Nieto
Oai Nguyen
Rufino Orozco
Tere Platero
Roger Sanchez
William Sausano
George Tolentino


Pray for the Dead

Sister Mary Bernadette
Ignacio Mationg
Maria Zaldivar

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


No Bible Class

On Monday, March 3rd there will be no class.


Latino Youth Group’s Stations of the Cross Meditation

On Friday, March 7th at 7:30pm the Latino Youth Group invites you to a meditation on the Stations of the Cross in the church.


St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance and Raffle

We invite everyone to join us at our annual St.Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance this 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.


Congratulations

Congratulations to our parishioners Vince and Erma Brogan for being recognized as the longest married couple attending the Archdiocese’s Anniversary Mass on February 9th. They celebrated 67 years of marriage. You can find their picture in the February 17th Catholic San Francisco.


Parish Mission

Mark your calendars for our Parish Mission, which will be held at 7:00pm in our church on:

  • Monday, March 17th,
  • Tuesday, March 18th, and
  • Wednesday, March 19th.


Correction-Communal Penance

Contrary to what was initially printed, our Communal Penance Service will be on Wednesday, March 19th from 10:00-11:00am and 6:00-7:00pm.


Today’s Second Collection

This week’s second collection 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: $8,897.00


Announcements

Epiphany School’s Open House

There will be an Open House for prospective families to learn about Epiphany School on Sunday, March 9th 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.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The School of the Epiphany, mindful of our mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the School of the Epiphany. The School of the Epiphany does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and.or ethnic origin, age, sex, or disability in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.


Epiphany School’s Book Fair

Epiphany School will be having a Book Fair starting on Thursday, March 6th until Wednesday, March 12th between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please note that the Book Fair will not be open during the weekend.


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, 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

Grupo Hispano invites you to join them at Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, March 29th. The cost is $17 per person with a $10 cashback bonus. The bus leaves at 7:00am sharp from Italy & Naples Sts. For reservations and information please call Maria Elena at (415) 585-7878.


Stations of the Cross

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


For Your Information


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

“The measure of your own free will offering should be in proportion to the blessings the Lord has bestowed on you.”

-Deutoronomy 16:10

To date, $929,442.96 have been pledged. Of that pledged amount, $197,978.67 has been received. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. Thank you for your continued commitment to help us reduce our interest payments and to help move our vital programs and services move forward.


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 11% or $9,430.00 of our assigned goal, which is $84,800.00 If you have not received a letter or a brochure, please pick one up at any entrance of the church.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Married Couples: Prepare for Easter in a special way this year. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will help you enjoy life with a new closeness to each other and God. 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.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 or Joanne (650) 347-0701 for more information.


At a Glance:

*Palm Sunday: March 16th
*Parish Mission: March 17 , 18, & 19th
*Communal Penance: March 19th
*Holy Thursday: March 20th
*Good Friday: March 21st (Fast & Abstinence)
*Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil: March 22nd
*Easter Sunday: March 23rd



Reflections GOSPEL: John 9: 1,6-9,13-17,34-38


John’s story of the man born blind weaves together the themes of light, sight, and insight. Jesus heals the man so that he can see. However, the Pharisees remain blind because they refuse to see who Jesus really is. They are more concerned about the Sabbath laws than they are about a fellow human being in need. The blind man gains not only his sight but also insight. When Jesus identifies himself as the Son of Man, a title for the Messiah, the man says, “I do believe, Lord.” And he worships Jesus. As we worship Jesus in the Eucharist, our eyes are opened to see Christ in others.

1.) The first verse of the hymn “Amazing Grace” reminds us of this gospel passage. Why? Here are the words:

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now I’m found,
Was blind but now I see.

2.) Who are the “truly blind” people in this gospel story? How can you keep from going through life “blind” to the reality of Jesus and his love in your life? How will you stay alert to really see and care for those who need Jesus’ healing touch?