Church of the Epiphany
Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 20th, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, April 20

9:00am CAF Knights of Columbus
10:00am CH BAKE SALE
11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pmYM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm CAF Filipino Society
2:30pm CH Baptisms


Monday, April 21

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


Tuesday, April 22

11:00am CAF Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
6:00pm CH Confirmation Rehearsal
6:00pm RH Education Commission
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano


Wednesday, April 23

8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, April 24

7:00pm CAF Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
8:00pm DR AA (English)


Friday, April 25

~No meetings~


Saturday, April 26

10:00am CH Confirmation
12:15pm CH Baptisms
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, April 27

8:00am CAF Italian Catholic Federation Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout
11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm RH Filipino Consultative Board
2:30pm CH Spanish Baptisms


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, April 21

6:30am Sanda Bingham
8:00am
Community Mass:

Rosario Arpilleda
Hermenegildo Maglasang
Alexander Reyno


Tuesday, April 22

6:30am Lucia Agpoon
8:00am Lena Fraguglia


Wednesday, April 23

6:30am Evelyn C. Grossmann
8:00am Joe Pandolfi


Thursday, April 24

6:30am Domingo & Maria Culannay
8:00am Dan Bomio


Friday, April 25

6:30am Sister Mary Josepha
8:00am Beatrice Andreoli


Saturday, April 26

8:00am Chuck Murphy
5:30pm Jose Salaver


Sunday, April 27

6:30am Josephine Lim
8:30am Giovanni Machi
10:00am Eduardo Bautista
11:30am Enrique, Rosa & Eduardo Li
1:00pm Maria Giuseppa
5:30pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan


We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Diego Manuel Diaz


Pray for the Sick

Jean Anderson
Fely Arpilleda
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Chusita Ayala
Connie Bomio
Nathan Carzon
Crystal Chan
Baby Magglio Boscarino
Darrell Braswell
Brother Haig M. Charshaf
Patricia De La Rosa
Alma Farina

Jose Gonzalez
Guillermo Guillen
Mary Elizabeth Green
Arsenio Herrera
Diana Leung
Aida Linares
Rosario Monroy
Mamerto Nieto
Reggie Reese
Marie Reinhardt
Milla Viterbo


Pray for the Dead

Truman Green
Demetrio Rotor

Give them eternal rest

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


Bake Sale
will be hosting another Bake Sale this Sunday, April 20 in front of church from 10-2pm. Please support our Youth Ministry and the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Programs. Community service hours available. Contact Coordinator: Rowena Alonzo at (415) 205-0669 or email her at EPIyouthministry@gmail.com
Earth Day Sunday

April 20th is Earth Day Sunday. Each year the Sunday closest to Earth Day is dedicated to reminding faith communities to respect and honor God’s gift of Creation.

For “Green tips,” please visit www.EARTHDAY.net


Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus will be conducting a recruiting drive April 26 and 27at all Masses. Recruiting is a mandatory for the Council to remain vital and active. The Council is located here at Epiphany. To all men, young and old, thinking about joining the Knights, the Knights will be available at all Masses to talk with 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 our Athletic Program.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for the Black & Indian Home Missions and Catholic Home Missions.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Offertory: $9,292.33
AAA Collection:
$3,531.66



Announcements

Bishop-elect William Justice

Congratulations to Father William Justice for being appointed by our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI as Titular Bishop of Matara de Proconsolare and Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco. Bishop-elect Justice has served as a priest in the Archdiocese of San Francisco since his ordination in 1968. Our new bishop-elect will bring to his Episcopal duties the pastoral experience, generous heart and wise judgement for which he is known among the clergy, religious and laity of the Archdiocese. We happily look forward to the ordination of Bishop-elect William Justice on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2:00pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral. Congratulations to Bishop-elect William Justice on his new assignment. Let us keep him in our prayers!


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.


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.


For Your Information

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” -Matthew 5:16 To date, $926,392.96 has been pledged. Of that pledged amount, $233,788.05 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 28.5% or $24,000.00 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.


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.


CYO Camp

Register now to be part of the 62nd summer at CYO Camp in Occidental, CA. Camp sessions are available for children entering Second through Eighth grade. Specialized teen adventures are also available for children 14-16 years old. Check out our website and register online at: www.CYOcamp.org or call (707) 874-0240 for more information!


Reflections GOSPEL: John 14:1-12


Jesus and his disciples are gathered for the Last Supper. He tells them that he is going to “prepare a place” for them but Thomas points out that they do not know the place or the way to get there. What Thomas and the others have not yet grasped is that Jesus himself is the way. When Philip asks Jesus to “show us the Father,” Jesus makes it clear that he and God the Father are one. The words and works of Jesus are the words and works of the Father.

1.) This is a very beautiful gospel passage. Read through it again and pick one favorite verse. Keep it to yourself for a moment. When everyone has finished choosing a verse, take turns sharing the verse you chose.

2.) Tell why you chose it. What does it mean to you to go the way of Jesus in our world today? The slogan “WWJD” (What would Jesus do?) has become popular among some Christians. Would you ever ask this question of yourself? Would it help you decide the way of Jesus for you? Why or why not?