Church of the Epiphany
3rd Sunday of Easter
April 6th, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, April 6

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


Monday, April 7

1:00pm KIT Over 50
5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, April 8

11:00am CAF Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano


Wednesday, April 9

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


Thursday, April 10

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


Friday, April 11

7:30pm 7W English Baptismal Preparation Class


Saturday, April 12

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


Sunday, April 13

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


Monday, April 14

5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm LIB Finance Council Mtg.
7:30pm CRY St. Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Mass Intentions

Sunday, April 6

6:30am Father Lawrence 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


Monday, April 7

6:30am Tony Calagos
8:00am Community Mass:

Patrocinio Albano
Anniti Family
Brunicardi Family
Amparo Salvan


Tuesday, April 8

6:30am Sister Mary Alexis
8:00am Hermenegildo Maglasang


Wednesday, April 9

6:30am Ruben Lavarias
8:00am Michael Downing & John Russo


Thursday, April 10

6:30am Hermenegildo Maglasang
8:00am Carmella “Minnie” Miller


Friday, April 11

6:30am Toti Fuentes
8:00am Claudio Ghiorzo


Saturday, April 12

8:00am Gerardo & Esperanza Rulloda
5:30pm Joseph Bottarini


Sunday, April 13

6:30am Annie & Gustave Weigel
8:30am Carmelo Mazza
10:00am Margarita Buitrago
11:30am Nancy Navarro
1:00pm Jose & Elvira Rimon
5:30pm John Quattrin


Pray for the Sick

Lucila Almero
Remedios Almero
Fely Arpilleda
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Chusita Ayala
Nathan Carzon
Steve Balestrieri
Baby Magglio Boscarino
Arturo Castillo
Brother Haig M. Charshaf
Michael De Los Santos
Alma Farina
Frank Garre

Jose Gonzalez
Guillermo Guillen
Arsenio Herrera
Alex Inonog
Margarita Jacinto
Diana Leung
Rosario Monroy
Reggie Reese
William Sausano
Gabriel Tejeda
Martha Torrea
Jose Torrifiel


Pray for the Dead

Simeona Asuncion
Joseph Delorio
Toti Fuentes
Richard Kowalkowski

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


April Schedules

Lector and Eucharistic Minister schedules for April are available for pickup in the Parish Office. Also, they can be downloaded from our website: www.EpiphanySF.com


Children’s Choir

On Sunday, April 13th Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir will be performing at St .Anne of the Sunset (850 Judah Street, in San Francisco) at 3:00pm. Proceeds benefit the Philippine Ministry of the Sisters of Social Service.

For information and tickets please call: Sr. Celeste (415) 990-1105.


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.


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

Offertory: $8,376.70
St. Vincent de Paul:
$2,649.01


Announcements

A Peaceful Rally & Candle Light Vigil for Tibet

Join Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Richard Gere, Tibetan leaders, and other special guests for a historic rally and candle light vigil in support of the Tibetan people and their struggle for basic human rights on Tuesday, April 8th at the United Nations Plaza (1150 Market St., in San Francisco). Rally and speeches start at 6pm. Candle light vigil begins at 8pm.


Bake Sale

Youth Ministry will be hosting another Bake Sale on:

Friday, Apr.18: Nano Nagle 4-8pm
Sat., April 19: Nano Nagle 10-3pm
Sun., Apr. 20: church 10-2pm

Please support our Youth Ministry and the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Programs. Baked goods and donations are appreciated and can dropped at the Parish Office after 9am on April 18th. Community service hours will be given to students that help sell, setup, or clean up. Contact Coordinator: Rowena Alonzo at (415) 205-0669 or at EPIyouthministry@gmail.com


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.


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 please contact Sr. Trang Truong, D.C., at (650) 949-8890.


For Your Information

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

“Be mutually hospitable without complaining. As generous distributors of God’s manifold grace, put your gifts at the service of one another, each in the measure he has received.” -1 Peter 4:9-10

To date, $923,392.96 has been pledged. Of that pledged amount, $228,310.17 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:

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.


Why doesn’t God always answer my prayers?

The Bible tells us that if we trust God, we will always get what we need and much of what we want, too (Matthew 6:25-33). But what we ask may not always be in our best interests or in harmony with God’s will. That’s why it may feel like you’ve gotten a “no.”

There’s no magic formula to always get what we want. But you can make sure what you ask is more in keeping with God’s will. For example, you can strengthen your friendship with God: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you” -John 15:7. Daily prayer is the key to building that friendship.

Also, unconfessed sin creates static in the connection to God. The sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance helps to clear that line. In Psalm 32, David said that his life was miserable when he avoided responsibility for his sin, as soon as he confessed it, God answered his prayers.


Reflections GOSPEL: Luke 24:13-35


As two downhearted disciples journey to Emmaus, a stranger joins them. To him they pour out all their crushed hopes about Jesus who has been crucified and whom they miss so much. After listening carefully to their story, the stranger tells them that they are slow to “believe all that the prophets have announced.” He then explains the Scripture to them.

The disciples are delighted with the stranger’s teaching. But they do not realize that the stranger is Jesus until he takes bread, blesses it, breaks it, and gives it to them. At Mass the priest does this very same thing today. At Mass we too meet Jesus along the road of our lives, and Jesus gives himself to us through these very actions.

1.) Our friends can either lead us to walk with Jesus or to walk away from him. How do you support and help your friends in walking with Jesus? How do they support and help you?

2.) How do you show that you, too, recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread at the celebration of the Eucharist?