Church of the Epiphany
Easter Sunday
March 23rd, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, March 23

HAPPY EASTER

6:00am CAF Filipino Consultative Board
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group


Monday, March 24

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


Tuesday, March 25

11:00am CAF Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CAF Confirmation Level 1 Parents’ Meeting
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano


Wednesday, March 26

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


Thursday, March 27

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


Friday, March 28

7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida


Saturday, March 29

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


Sunday, March 30

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
1:00pm CH & CAF Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration
2:30pm CH Spanish Baptisms


Mass Intentions

Sunday, March 23

4:30am Belen Cruz
6:30am John & Sophie Arias
8:30am Katrina Lee
10:00am Walditrodes Calpito
11:30am Enrique Roman
1:00pm Carmen Dy Uchi


Monday, March 24

6:30am Intention of Marcelina Rapanut
8:00am Community Mass:

Lina Fragulia
Leon Fui
MaryRose Labo
Enrique Roman


Tuesday, March 25

6:30am Ruth McLaughlin
8:00am Simplicio Rapisura


Wednesday, March 26

6:30am Juan Pasalo
8:00am Georgia McLaughlin


Thursday, March 27

6:30am Thanksgiving: Stafford Williams
8:00am Walditrodes Calpito


Friday, March 28

6:30am Henry Llamas
8:00am Thanksgiving: Marcelina Rapanu


Saturday, March 29

8:00pm Rodney Hansen
5:30pm Fifalma Benedetti & Luigi Guidi


Sunday, March 30

6:30am Father McCarthy
8:30am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
10:00am Catalina Maputi
11:30am Jose Jara
1:00pm Sister Mary Josepha
5:30pm Frank Azzolino


We Congratulate the Newly Baptized


Pray for the Sick

Remedios Almero
Simeona Asuncion
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Chusita Ayala
Nathan Carzon
Steve Balestrieri
Baby Magglio Boscarino
Arturo Castillo
Carmen Cintron
Michael De Los Santos
Alma Farina
Frank Garre
Jose Gonzalez

Guillermo Guillen
Arsenio Herrera
Alex Inonog
Margarita Jacinto
Richard Kowalkowski
Leona Lawrence
Diana Leung
Carmela Miller
Oai Nguyen
William Sausano
Gabriel Tejeda
Martha Torrea
Jose Torrifiel


Pray for the Dead

Evelyn Grossman
Deacon Roger Hernandez
Louise Jenkins
Ruth McLaughlin

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up This Week


Divine Mercy Sunday

Everyone is invited to the Divine Mercy Sunday celebration on March 30th at the 1:00pm Mass. Reception and fellowship follow in the cafeteria.


Rice Bowls

We ask that the Lenten Rice Bowls be dropped off at the Parish Office in an envelope marked: Rice Bowl.” Thank you for your kindness. God bless you!


Today’s Second Collection

This week’s second collection is for Catholic Relief Services.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for Saint Vincent de Paul.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

The first collection: $11,463.17
Athletic collection:
$ 1,491.98


Happy Easter...

Dear Parishioners,

Jesus expressed his love through the gifts of the Eucharist, the Priesthood and finally the gift of His life for us. The Good News of Easter is that Jesus’ resurrection offers us the promise of our own resurrection, when we will live with Him in everlasting happiness and unending peace.

Easter reminds us that we, too, have been created to be resurrected. The Good News is that we are destined to share a new life, an eternal life with Jesus, a life free of pain, suffering and death!

We earnestly invite you to join with your friends at Epiphany as we celebrate these great moments in our lives. Our prayer is that you enjoy all the happiness of this Easter with your families and friends. May the Peace of the Risen Lord Jesus fill your hearts and homes.

HAPPY EASTER!

Father Eugene Tungol & Staff


Announcements

Congratulations

SCHOOL NEWS

Congratulations to Miss MaryAnn Barbero, our very own 6W homeroom teacher, for winning the prestigious 2008 Herbst Award for Teaching Excellence!

Congratulations to our Academic Decathlon Team for placing 5th in the Archdiocesan competition! Congratulations to Erin Navarro (8E) for placing 3rd in English! Congratulations to Adan Guanlao (8E) for placing 1st in Math!

Congratulations to the following 8th Graders for receiving Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Science Faire:

Denise Erfe
Katrina Garlitos
Diana Guardado
Maiko Ibay
Eduardo Santos

Congratulations to Erin Navarro (8E) for winning 1st place in the Knights of Colombus Essay contest!


Visit Youth in Jails

Comunidad San Dimas invites you to attend 3 training sessions and become part of their volunteer ministry service to visit youth in jails. The sessions will be held April 12, 19, and 26 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at 1249 Alabama Street in San Francisco. Register today!

Call Julio Escobar (415) 244-5594 or visit: www.comunidadsandimas.org


Choices of the Heart

All single Catholic women 18-45 years of age are invited to participate in a Vocation Reflective Discernment Retreat with the Daughters of the Charity of St. Vincent de Paul April 25-27th, at the Seton Provincialate (2600 Altamont Road in Los Altos Hills). For registration or more information about the prayer, community and ministry of the Daughters of Charity, please contact Sr. Trang Truong, D.C., at (650) 949-8890 or at SrTrangTruong@dochs.org


For Your Information

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

“This is what the Lord then said to Moses: Tell the Israelites to take up a collection for me. From every person you shall accept the contribution that HIS HEART prompts him to give me.”

-Exodus 25:1-2

To date, $ 929,442.96 have been pledged. Of that pledged amount, $ 218,085.10 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 forward!


Archbishop’s Annual Appeal:

Thank you to all those who have returned their Archbishop’s Annual Appeal pledges and donations. As of last week, we have reached 21.5% or $18,000.00 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

“I will proclaim your name to my breathen.” Let us help you make your marriage a more effective Christian witness. Next encounter weekend is April 18-20 in San Mateo.

Please call Paul & Ivonne at (650) 366-7093 or visit: www.sf.lovemoredeeply.org.


Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout

Italian Catholic Federation Br.20 is hosting a Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout on Sunday, April 27 from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the cafeteria. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad and bread. Only $8 per meal or $25 for a family of 4. Please call Barbara at (415) 333-8288 or pick up a form at the Parish Office. Reservation deadline is April 23rd.


Reflections GOSPEL: John 20:1-9 or Matthew 28:1-10


The gospel story of the empty tomb proclaims a joyful freedom theme. Jesus is free from the bonds of death! Mary Magdalene is freed from fear and becomes a witness to his resurrection. Peter and John are free to believe that their Lord is risen from the dead. The dawn of Easter frees us from fear and the darkness of sin.

Alleluia!

1.) How will your faith in the risen Lord free you to be a better person?

2.) How have you “seen and believed” this Easter?