Church of the Epiphany
The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
May 25th, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, May 25

12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm RH Filipino Consul. Board
2:30pm CH Baptisms
6:30pm CH Flores de Mayo


Monday, May 26

MEMORIAL DAY: No School - Parish Office Closed
5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo
7:30pm CRY St. Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, May 27

11:00am CAF Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
5:30pm CAF
Sports Night for Boys Basketball 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade
6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo
7:00pm 7W Talleres de Oracion y Vida
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano


Wednesday, May 28

6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo
7:00pm CAF EPA meeting
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, May 29

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 30

Altar Server & Traffic Patrol Field Trip
6:00pm CH Flores de Mayo
6:30pm CAF Girls Basketball Awards Night


Saturday, May 31

4:00pm CH Confessions
4:00pm CAF Filipino Consul. Board
6:35 pm CH Latino Youth Group: Flores de Mayo & Vigil Mass
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, June 1

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pmYM Latino Youth Group
2:30pm CH Baptisms


Mass Intentions

Sunday, May 25

6:30am Thanksgiving: Ana Luz Cierra
8:30am Juvencio Javinas
10:00am Elizabeth Tyrpin
11:30am Carmen Chia
1:00pm Emilio Bumanglag
5:30pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan


Monday, May 26

6:30am John Arias
8:00am
Community Mass:

Consuelo Delen
The Lari & Rosi Families


Tuesday, May 27

6:30am Mariano & Gregoria Boan
8:00am Thanksgiving: Helen Harrington


Wednesday, May 28

6:30am Arthuro Guitaret Sr.
8:00am Ernesto de Trinidad


Thursday, May 29

6:30am Ulysses Cordero
8:00am Hermenegildo Maglasang


Friday, May 30

6:30am Margaret & Stephen Isola
8:00am Jose Salinda


Saturday, May 31

8:00am Leo Olivarez
5:30pm Pat Ramos


Sunday, June 1

6:30am Rev. Martin Avila
8:30am The Cordes Family
10:00am Joseph, Modesta & Vincent Chetcuti
11:30am People of the Parish
1:00pm Yasmine Diaz
5:30pm Josefa Nirry-Buban


We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Karen A. Advincula
Noel A. Nicolas
Mikyla H. Yamat


Pray for the Sick

Connie Anderson
Olga Anley
Marie Buccaellato
Nathan Carzon
Bro. Haig M. Charshaf
Magdalena A. David
Charito Garcia
Guillermo Guillen

Jerardo Ibarra
Enrique Monroy
lvira Navarro
Peg Philpott
Dolores Quattrin
Robert Reyes
Adelaida Sansano
Anthony Trejo

To keep these names on the list, please notify us every 2 weeks.

Pray for the Dead

All those who have died from violence this past week.

Carolina Alonzo
Fedelina De Ulloa
Teotima Ibarra
Solomon Surigao



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


How Did you hear the Good News Today?

Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Internet—all are places people go to get news and entertainment. But what do we get, exactly, when we turn on the “the tube” or log on to the Internet? As a result of your support of the CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN (CCC), Catholics and all media consumers have increased opportunities to find Gospel-grounded messages and resources to strengthen their families and their faith. Please contribute generously to CCC in today’s collection, half of our donations received will remain in our (arch)diocese to fund local Catholic communication efforts. Visit CathloicCommunicationCampaign.org for national program information. Thank you for your generous response.


Memorial Day Mass

The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of San Francisco invite you to share Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 26th at 11:00am. Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma by Archbishop George Niederauer in Holy Cross Mausoleum. A shuttle will be available from the front gate from 10:00am-1:00pm. Rev. William Myers will celebrate an outdoor Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Menlo Park. An outdoor Mass at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in San Rafael celebrated by Rev. Louis Robello will be followed by the dedication of the new Chapel Garden Niches. You are invited to spend time this Memorial Day at your Catholic Cemeteries and join in remembrance and prayer for all who are buried in these sacred grounds. For more information, please call (650) 756-2060.


Today’s Second Collection

This week’s second collection is for the Catholic Communication Campaign.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Our second collection next week is for our Parish School.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Offertory: $9,040.55
Religious Ed. Collection:
$1,322.17


Announcements

Sports Awards Night

Congratulations to all our athletes for a fun sports year! Pizza and soft drinks will be sold between 5:30 and 8:00pm in our cafeteria. There are different dates,according to grades:

*Boys Basketball for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be on Tuesday, May 27th.
*Boys & Girls Baseball for Kinder-8th grades will be on Monday, June 9th.

All proceeds support our athletic programs.


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 judgment for which he is known among the clergy, religious and laity of the Archdiocese. Everyone is invited to attend the ordination of Bishop-elect William Justice on Wednesday, May 28th at 2:00pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral. Congratulations to him on his new assignment. Let us keep him in our prayers!


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.


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 to10 per person. Forms are available at the Parish Office.
Please note that ALL requests must be made in person.


For Your Information


“ Fingerprinting Frenzy ”

We need all our volunteers fingerprinted! If you help in any of our ministries e.i. a coach or assistant coach, a catechist, help with Children’s Liturgy, volunteer at the school, or are anyone who has contact with minors, and has not been fingerprinted, we need to have you fingerprinted in order to be in compliance with the Archdiocese.

Please contact the Religious Education Director or Athletic Director as soon as possible.

Where: Altar server sacristy
When: Friday, May 30 from 12noon to 8pm or Tuesday, June 3 from 12noon to 8pm.


Group Leaders - Religious Education

Forms to schedule meetings and events for 2009 are available at the Parish Office. Deadline: June 16th.


School of Religion

Registration forms for our School of Religion are now available at the Parish Office. Please return them promptly.
Registration deadline:August 31st.


School of the Epiphany

There is still time! Epiphany is still accepting applications for grades kinder thru 8th. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact the School Office at (415) 337-4030 to have a package mailed to your home or to have any questions answered. Also, applications are available at the School and Parish Offices.

Non Vox Sed Votum
“Not Words But Deeds”


CYO Summer Camp

Register now to be part of the 62nd summer at CYO Camp in Occidental, CA. Camp sessions are available for children entering 2nd-8th grade. Specialized teen adventures are available for those 14-16 years old. For information or to register visit: CYOcamp.org or call (707) 874-0240.


Reflections GOSPEL: John 6:51-58


Today’s reading takes place the day after Jesus has miraculously fed five thousand people with only five loaves and two fish. Now he wants the crowds to understand that he has come to give them “the living bread.” Earthly bread, even manna, can only keep us alive for a time. But it cannot give us eternal life. Only Jesus himself, the Bread of Life, can do that. As Catholics, our greatest prayer of thanks is the Mass. Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. When we receive Communion, we say Amen; that is, we believe that the bread and wine are now the Body and Blood of Christ.

1.) When the priest or Eucharistic minister says to you, “The Body of Christ,” what does it mean to you to say “Amen” before receiving Communion? How can you make your “Amen” a statement of faith and conviction?

2.) Sometimes, in the comings and goings of everyday life, do you ever think of eternal life?