Church of the Epiphany
Divine Mercy Sunday
March 30th, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

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


Monday, March 31

5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm LIB Capital Campaign Meeting
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, April 1

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 CAF School Parents’ Meeting for First Communion


Wednesday, April 2

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


Thursday, April 3

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, April 4

7:00pm 7W Spanish Baptism Preparation Class
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission


Saturday, April 5

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


Sunday, April 6

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
1:30pm CH & CAF Outreach
2:30pm CH Baptisms
8:00pm DR AA (English)


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, March 31

6:30am Intention of Guillermo & Liberata Bernal
8:00am Community Mass: Intention of Fely Arpilleda

Nemecio Arquipa
Sanda Bingham
Nelson Chen


Tuesday, April 1

6:30am Peter Lim
8:00am Hermenegildo Maglasang & John O' Malley


Wednesday, April 2

6:30am Guadalupe Espinosa
8:00am Enrique Roman


Thursday, April 3

6:30am Hermenegildo Maglasang
8:00am Sanda Bingham


Friday, April 4

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:00am Hugo Morales


Saturday, April 5

8:00pm Philip Franzone
5:30pm Alfio & Venerando Leotta


Sunday, April 6

6:30am Father Krause
8:30am People of the Parish
10:00am Jose de Jesus
11:30am Jose Melendez Burgos
1:00pm Dominid Jambon
5:30pm Anastacio & Rosita Ramos


Pray for the Sick

Lucila Almero
Remedios Almero
Simeona Asuncion
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Chusita Ayala
Nathan Carzon
Steve Balestrieri
Baby Magglio Boscarino
Arturo Castillo
Brother Haig M. Charshaf
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
Reggie Reese
William Sausano
Gabriel Tejeda
Martha Torrea
Jose Torrifiel


Pray for the Dead

Sanda Bingham
Luis Feliciano
Carmella Miller
Oai Nguyen
Teadora Zapanta

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


Divine Mercy Sunday

Everyone is invited to the Divine Mercy Sunday celebration this Sunday, 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!


Extremely Grateful...

THANK YOU! We are very thankful to everyone who made our Holy Week possible. Thank you to the Parish Mission organizers, those who gave testimonies, the Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers and everyone else who helped and all our parishioners who attended.

THANK YOU! Thank you to our Spiritual Life Committee for coordinating Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. Thank you to all our Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, altar servers and attendees.

THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who helped clean our church. Thank you to everyone who helped with the decorating of our church. Thank you to those who donated flowers. Thank you to those who made our flower arrangements. Thank you to those who help with the gardening around the church!! Please call the office if you would like to help with the beautification of the outside of the church.

THANK YOU to anyone we missed!


Today’s Second Collection

This week’s second collection is for Saint Vincent de Paul.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for our Parish School.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Easter collection: $27,627.45
Catholic Relief collection:
$1,717.52
Good Friday collection:
$2,717.84


Announcements

Catholic Lobby Day

The Office of Public Policy & Social Concerns invites you to Catholic Lobby Day to celebrate 10 years of faithful citizenship! We ask that you consider carefully whether you can attend Catholic Lobby day in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 22nd. You can call Kathy Fourre (415) 587-5901 for transportation options.


Thunder Valley

The Over 50 invites you to join them to Thunder Valley Casino on Tuesday, April 15th. For reservations please call: Ken at (415) 334-3650 or Steve at (415) 239-7740. The cost is $26 per person + bonuses. The bus will leave from Italy & Naples at exactly 8:30am.


Medjugorje Youth Festival

The Catholic Family Movement presents a pilgrimage for families, youth and young adults to the 19th Annual International Youth Festival in Medjugorje from July 31-Aug.7 with optional extension to Rome. Join thousands of pilgrims this summer in the peace filled village where miracles have been happening since 1981 at the Franciscan Shrine of St. James.

For information call 1-866-984-8687 or visit: www.ubiquityinternational.com


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


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.


For Your Information

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

To date, $923,392.96 have been pledged. Of that pledged amount, $225,855.75 has been received. 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 24% or $20,000.00 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.


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


Building Healthier Family

Relationships Resource Event The Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Philippine Consul General, Catholic Charities CYO, and Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) are coming together to present for the second time “Building Healthier Family Relationships,” free educational and resource sharing event for the Filipino community on April 5 at St.Timothy Parish in San Mateo. Pre-registration is required. Please call CORA at (650) 652-0800 ext.115.


Reflections GOSPEL: John 20:19-31


What a surprise for the disciples! The risen Christ comes to them through locked doors, breathes on them, and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” By the power of the Spirit, the disciples will forgive sins and communicate the peace of Jesus himself. However, there is another part to this gospel story. The story revolves around Thomas but it is also about us. Sometimes we are like Thomas and miss the most important part of our faith, belief in Jesus! But “blest” are we who are guided in faith by the Holy Spirit.

1.) There are times when a person needs to be alone to think about something, or to deal with a pain or hurt that others might not understand or share. At those times, we might be tempted to “lock the doors” of our hearts to those who may be able to help. Remember that the risen Jesus can come through locked doors! Ask him to send help, perhaps through a parent, teacher, or friend.

2.) Thomas is known as “the Doubter.” However sometimes doubt can be a good thing. Why? What did Thomas’ doubt lead to? Thomas doubted and we still call him a saint. Doubt was only one part of his path in following Jesus. What is a good way to handle our doubts?