Church of the Epiphany
Sixth Sunday of Easter
April 27th, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, April 27

8:00am CAF ICF’S Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout
11:00am RH RCIA
12:15 pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm RH Filipino Con. Board
2:30pm CH Spanish Baptisms


Monday, April 28

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


Tuesday, April 29

5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CAF 1st Communion Rehearsal
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida


Wednesday, April 30

8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, May 1

11:00am CH School’s May Crowning Prayer Service
6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo
7:00pm CAF Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
8:00pm DR AA (English)


Friday, May 2

12:00pm YD School Carnival
6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo
7:00pm 7W Spanish Baptismal Class
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission


Saturday, May 3

9:00am CAF Meeting time for the School of Religion Children
10:00am CH School of Religion’s First Communion
12:15 pm CAF Meeting time for Epiphany students
1:00pm CH Epiphany School’s First Communion
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:30pm CH Flores de Mayo
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, May 4

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15 pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm CAF Feast of St.Monica
2:30pm CH Spanish Baptisms
6:30pm CH Flores de Mayo


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, April 28

6:30am Fredrico & Julia Infante
8:00am
Community Mass:

Joel Bañares
Hermenegildo Maglasang


Tuesday, April 29

6:30am Intention of Felixberto, Sr. & Remedios De Castro
8:00am Carlotta Lari


Wednesday, April 30

6:30am Rosina Cava
8:00am Hermenegildo Maglasang


Thursday, May 1

6:30am Lucia Tomas
8:00am Gregoria Maniago-Valenzuela


Friday, May 2

6:30am Thanksgiving: Allyson Artes
8:00am Pio Bomio


Saturday, May 3

8:00am Fe Evangelista
5:30pm Ana Lynch


Sunday, May 4

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:30am Jose Yap
10:00am Daluz Santos
11:30am Norberto, Margarita & Jesus Amezcua
1:00pm Dolores & Teodorico Rimon
5:30pm Juana Remindo


We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Ashley Nicole Gallega


Pray for the Sick

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

Alma Farina
Jose Gonzalez
Guillermo Guillen
Mary Elizabeth Green
Arsenio Herrera
Jerardo Ibarra
Diana Leung
Aida Linares
Rosario Monroy
Mamerto Nieto
James Peter
Reggie Reese
Marie Reinhardt
Milla Viterbo


Pray for the Dead

Amideo Zaldivar

All those who have died from violence this past week.



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


Thank you!!!

Youth Ministry (grades 7 & 8) thank all who donated and participated in the success of our 2nd bake sale. Special thanks to: Barbara Saitz, Maureen Moriarty, Alvin Cuesta, Michelle and Monica Villarente, the Alonzo Family, the Francisco Family, and members of Youth Ministry. THANK YOU!!!

If you are interested in joining Youth Ministry, please contact: Rowena Alonzo at (415) 333-7630 email: epiyouthministry@gmail.com. Meetings are held Fridays @ 3:30pm in the Convent.


Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus will be conducting a recruiting drive this week at all Masses. Recruiting is 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.


Flores de Mayo

You are all invited to celebrate Flores de Mayo, Celebrating Mary in May. Everyday in May we will pray the rosary and offer flowers to our Blessed Mother Mary. During weekdays (Monday-Friday) we will begin at 6:00pm in the church. On the weekends (Saturday & Sunday) we will begin after the 5:30pm Mass. We encourage everyone to come pray and offer flowers!


Pentecost Sunday

All are invited to wear red on Pentecost, May 11th, as an expression of our Catholic identity.


Today’s Second Collection

This week’s second collection is for the Black & Indian Home Missions and Catholic Home Missions.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for our Parish School.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Offertory: $9,009.99
Athletic Collection:
$1,308.88


Announcements

The Missionaries of Charity

The Missionaries of Charity (Sisters of the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) invite you to the First Profession of Vows of seven of their novices on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at St.Boniface Church (133 Golden Gate Ave, SF). The Holy Mass will begin at 10:00am. All are welcome! Please keep the Sisters in your prayers.


Group Leaders

We need all group leaders to turn in their schedules for the 08-09 year by Monday, June 9th. Forms will be available Monday, April 28th. Any questions should be directed to Jenny.


2009 Mass Intentions

The Mass Intention Calendar for 2009 will open on Monday, June 2nd at 9:00am. Only one intention will be taken per Mass except for Community Masses, which are held every Monday at 8:00am. In order to accommodate all our parishioner’s requests, we are limiting requests to 10 per person. Forms will be available on Monday, April 28th at the Parish Office. Please note that ALL requests must be made in person.


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.


For Your Information

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

To date, $926,392.96 has been pledged. Of that pledged amount, $235,200.64has 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.


Who is Pope Benedict?

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was elected by the College of Cardinals to the papacy on April 19, 2005. He took the name Benedict after two great figures: St. Benedict of Nursia, whose model of monastic life helped rebuild European culture after the collapse of the Roman Empire; and Pope Benedict XV, who was committed to bringing peace to a Europe torn by war--World War I.

Pope Benedict was born on April 16, 1927, on Holy Saturday. In his youth, he was exposed to the horrors of Nazi Germany , which left a lasting impression on him. After the war, in 1951, his brother Georg and he were ordained on the same day.

His lifelong passion for learning and teaching led him to serve as a professor of theology at German universities for twenty-six years. He authored many books on theology, Scripture, liturgy and the life of the Christian in the modern world. A renowned scholar, he attended the sessions of the Second Vatican Council as an influential theological advisor.

After a short stint as Archbishop of Munich, he was called to Rome by Pope John Paul II in 1981. He served as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, until his election as pope.


Reflections GOSPEL: John 14:15-21


Several words in today’s reading are so important that we should repeat them to ourselves often: “Obey the commands I give you.” Jesus knows how difficult this would be for us if we had to do it all alone. So he gives us a Helper, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit living and working in us enables us to put the teaching of Jesus into action.

1.) Jesus promised to send the Spirit of truth and love to us. Where do you find truth and love in your life? There you will find the Holy Spirit.

2.) When is truth and love fun and exciting? When is truth and love hard and difficult?