Church of the Epiphany
Pentecost Sunday
May 11th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, May 11

12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm CAF Filipino Task Force
2:30pm CH Baptisms
6:30pm CH Flores de Mayo

Monday, May 12

1:00pm KIT Over 50
5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo
7:00pm LIB Finance Council
7:30pm CRY St.Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, May 13

11:00am CAF Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano
:00pm DR AA (English)

Wednesday, May 14

6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, May 15

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 16

6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo

Saturday, May 17

9:30am CH Faith Formation
10:15am CAF Faith Formation
1:00pm RH Grief Ministry
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:30pm CH Flores de Mayo
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, May 18

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
6:30pm CH Flores de Mayo

Mass Intentions

Sunday, May 11

6:30am People of the Parish
8:30am Gregorio Alcaras & Jose Ramos
10:00am Miriam Micallef
11:30am Encarnacion Sanchez
1:00pm Socorro Hernandez
5:30pm John Quattrin

Monday, May 12

6:30am Rosina Cava
Community Mass:

Hermenegildo Maglasang

Tuesday, May 13

6:30am Hermenegildo Maglasang
8:00am Flor Rivera

Wednesday, May 14

6:30am George Lari
8:00am Teodoro Santos

Thursday, May 15

6:30am Mingo & Louisa Baciocco
8:00am Antonio Villanueva

Friday, May 16

6:30am Dan J. Lapuz
8:00am Severino Tigbao

Saturday, May 17

8:00am Luz Quebral
5:30pm Angela Bomio

Sunday, May 18

6:30am Francisco Gilbuena
8:30am People of the Parish
10:00am Julian Panopio
11:30am Enrique Roman
5:00pm Lety Aquino
5:30pm Georgia McLaughlin

Pray for the Sick

Connie Anderson
Mary Anduha
Richard Anduha
Olga Anley
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Marie Buccaellato
Nathan Carzon
Crystal Chan
Fanny Cruz
Jeremy Gillikin
Dennis Gillikin
Mary Elizabeth Green

Guillermo Guillen
Jerardo Ibarra
Enrique Monroy
Elvira Navarro
Mamerto Nieto
James Peter
Peg Philpott
Dolores Quattrin
Robert Reyes
Anthony Trejo
Mila Viterbo

Pray for the Dead

All those who have died from violence this past week.

Connie Bomio
Caroline Delligatti
Carmen Coto Navarro
Marie Reinhardt
Manuela C. Ybarra


News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


Congratulations to our First Communicants!
On Saturday, May 3rd 138 students made their First Holy Communion. There were 89 students from our School of Religion and 49 students from School of the Epiphany. Let us keep them in our prayers.

Happy Mother’s Day!
We wish all the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. We thank them for bringing us into this world and for all their love and care. Let us remember to thank our mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters--all the mothers in our lives, today and always.

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 we begin at 6:00pm in the church. On the weekends we begin after the 5:30pm Mass. We encourage everyone to come pray and offer flowers!

Cache Creek Casino

The Over 50 Club invites you to join them on Tuesday, May 20th to Cache Creek Casino. The cost is $26 per person with bonuses. For reservations please call Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave at 9:00am exactly from Italy & Naples Streets.

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 Religious Education Program.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Offertory: $10,019.99
School Collection:


Feather Falls Casino

The Grupo Hispano invites you all to Feather Falls casino on Saturday, May 31st. The cost is $17 per person with $10 cash-back. The bus will depart from Italy & Naples at 7:00am sharp. For information and reservations, please call Maria Elena (415) 585-7878.

2008 Archdiocesan Choral Festival

Sometimes I’m Up, Sometimes I’m Down: Music of Exaltation and Music of Despair. Annual Archdiocesan Choral Festival on Sunday, May 18 at St. Raphael Mission Church (1104 Fifth Ave. at A Street, 94901) at 4:00pm. Come and pray with parish musicians from throughout the Archdioceses as they join together to offer a concert of sacred music expressive of the highs and lows of the spiritual life, come and join them in prayer and praise, supplication and petition, singing hymns, anthems, motets and worship songs under the expert direction of Matthew Walsh, Director of Music at St. Monica Church, with the accompaniment of Simon Berry, Organist and Director of Music & Liturgy from St. Dominic Church and the Festival brass ensemble. Free admission. For more information call (415) 614-5586.

Group Leaders

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

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. Learn more at:

Spring On-Air Pledge Drive

Immaculate Heart Radio will have an on-air pledge drive from May 20 to May 22 each day from 6am-6pm at Mater Dolorosa School in So.San Francisco. Help is needed to answer phones, run errands or help with hospitality. Please call Debora at (916) 535-0500 ext. 221 or email:

For Your Information


To date, $944,464.96has been pledged. Of that pledged amount, $241,990.71has 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.

Why do Catholics do That?

Q: Why Catholics cross their foreheads, lips, and chest before listening to the Gospel at Mass?

A: One reason we cross ourselves before listening to the Gospel is to ask God to let its message dominate our thoughts, words, and feelings. Before the priest or deacon proclaims the Gospel, we trace the sign of the cross first on the forehead, then the lips, and finally over the heart. Some even say a prayer similar to this, “May the Lord purify my understanding, my speech, and my heart, so that I may receive the words of the Gospel.”

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 are available at the Parish Office.
Please note that ALL requests must be made in person.

Reflections GOSPEL: John 20:19-23

John’s Gospel pictures Jesus breathing the gift of his Spirit on the disciples. It is Easter night and they are hiding behind locked doors out of fear of their enemies. Jesus calms them with his peace. He gives them the power to give peace to others by forgiving their sins. “As the Father has sent me, so I send you,” Jesus says.

1.) Mission is a very important word. We sometimes connect this word to working in foreign countries, but that is not all it means. The sisters in some religious communities refer to their places of work as “going on their mission.” The Latin ending of the Mass was, “Ite, missa est”?“Go, you are sent.” Mission and Mass have the same Latin root of missa. Now we say, “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” Loving and serving is what mission, being sent by Jesus, is all about.

2.) And we each have a mission in life. We are each sent by Jesus to do loving service right where we are. What do you believe Jesus is sending you to do in this time of your life?