Church of the Epiphany
4th Sunday of Easter
April 13th, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

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


Tuesday, April 15

8:00am OCH Over 50 Casino Trip
11:00am CH Honor Roll Assembly
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida
7:00pm SMA SCC (TZ)
7:00pm RH Baptismal Home Visitors


Wednesday, April 16

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


Thursday, April 17

1:00pm KIT Over 50
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 18

1:00pm KIT/CAF Over 50


Saturday, April 19

10:00am SCH School of Religion/Faith Formation
1:00pm RH Grief Ministry
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, April 20

9:00am CAF Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm CAF Filipino Society
2:30pm CH Baptisms


Monday, April 21

5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
5:00pm LIB Aliance Meeting.
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, April 14

6:30am Federico S. Francisco
8:00am
Community Mass:

Sanda Bingham
Maria & Guiseppe Mazzaferro
Miguel & Rafaela Palma
Thelma Torres


Tuesday, April 15

6:30am Lazaro Fabian
8:00am Bessie & Amado Palomares and family


Wednesday, April 16

6:30am Intention of Felixberto Sr. & Remedios De Castro
8:00am Lollie Bianchi


Thursday, April 17

6:30am Dario Umale
8:00am Severino Tigbao


Friday, April 18

6:30am Intention of Mary Moretti
8:00am Thanksgiving: Helen Harrington


Saturday, April 19

8:00am Loreto Rulloda & Teodora Tedena
5:30pm Terry Garcia


Sunday, April 20

6:30am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
8:30am Italian Catholic Federation
10:00am Aureliano Ogale
11:30am Reynaldo Calero
1:00pm Joseph & Elvera De Martis
5:30pm Servillano Maputi


We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Sophia Lola Aganon
Robert Enzo Aganon
Marcus Alexander Galindo
Patrick James Ines
Bryan Manding
Eris Jasmine Lee


Pray for the Sick

Jean Anderson
Fely Arpilleda
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Chusita Ayala
Connie Bomio
Nathan Carzon
Steve Balestrieri
Baby Magglio Boscarino
Darrell Braswell
Arturo Castillo
Brother Haig M. Charshaf
Patricia De La Rosa
Michael De Los Santos
Alma Farina

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


Pray for the Dead

Amor Adverderada, Jr.
Ramoncita Hernandez
Cruz Muñoz
Luisa D. Nicholas
Mercedes Perez

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Today, Good Shepherd Sunday, is a special celebration of World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The world-wide Church honors all Christian vocation. We pray that we are open to God’s Call and ready to accept the gift. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is with us to guide and protect us on our life journey. You are invited to participate by offering your prayers to strengthen those who are discerning their Christian vocation.


Loaves & Fishes

Next week is Catholic Charities CYO “Loaves & Fishes” Sunday! Catholic Charities CYO receives no funding from the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal or directly from the Archdiocese, so let’s support quality social services in our community by donating as generously as possible to help Catholic Charities CYO reach its spring goal of $300,000. THIS IS WHAT YOUR GIFT CAN DO: 100% of every dollar you contribute directly supports programs that provide relief for homeless families, ailing seniors, immigrants, the working poor, troubled teens, and many other clients in need. Our gifts can change someone’s life. Thank you!


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.


Today’s Second Collection

This week’s second collection is for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for our Athletic Program.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Offertory: $10,194.12
School Collection:
$2,177.33


Announcements

Bake Sale

Youth Ministry will be hosting another Bake Sale on:

*Friday, Apr.18: Nano Nagle Hall 4-8pm
*Sat., April 19: Nano Nagle Hall 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 be dropped off at the Parish Office after 9am on April 18th. Community service hours available.

Contact Coordinator: Rowena Alonzo at (415) 205-0669 or at EPIyouthministry@gmail.com


Feather Falls

The Grupo Hispano invites everyone to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, April 26th. The bus leaves at 7am sharp from Italy & Naples Sts.The cost is $17 with $10 cash-back. For reservations and information please call Maria Elena at (415) 585-7878.


Counseling & Workshop

As part of its Respect Life Program, the Legion of Mary is conducting a two part training session on Side Walk Counseling and on Prayer with Evangelization at Abortion Clinics, on Saturday, April 26 at 11am sharp at St. Kevin’s Church (704 Cortland Ave). This is a tremendous opportunity for all to save thousands of human lives through your presence, inspiration and prayer.


Garage Sale

The Auxiliary of the Little Sisters of the Poor will be having their semi-annual Garage Sale on Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at 300 Lake Street (at 4th Avenue). Bus Access: #1 California, #2 Clement and #38 Geary. There will be furniture, books, clothing, jewelry, collectibles, housewares and MUCH, MUCH, MORE!!!


For Your Information

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petitions, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.” -Philippians 4:4-9

To date, $923,392.96 has been pledged. Of that pledged amount, $230,757.17 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:

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.


Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout

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


School of the Epiphany

School of the Epiphany is still accepting students in grades K-8 for the 08-09 school year.Please contact the School Office at (415) 337-4030 to schedule a school tour, or to have an information packet sent to your home.

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.



Reflections GOSPEL: John 10:1-10


We are all familiar with the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. But in this reading from John’s Gospel, Jesus first refers to himself as “the gate” through which the sheep come to safety. The thieves are those people who try to enter God’s kingdom by some other gate. The sheep are those who recognize Jesus as the only door to the green pasture of eternal and abundant life.

1.) Think about what an ordinary gate does. It keeps safe whatever is in the yard (like small children, animals, a garden) and keeps out what might be harmful. How is Jesus a gate for your life? How does he keep you safe? What does he keep in your life? How can you help others to recognize Jesus as the gate for their lives?

2.) One of God’s gifts to us is our free will. We can run out of the yard and leave the gate behind if we like. How can you say yes to Jesus, the gate? How can you show him that you appreciate him and love him?