Church of the Epiphany
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 8th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, June 8

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, June 9

9:00am CH Kinder Graduation
5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
5:30pm CAF Baseball Awards Night
7:00pm LIB Finance Council
7:30pm CRY St. Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, June 10

11:00am CAF Over 50 Club
11:00am CH School’s Closing Mass
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano

Wednesday, June 11

8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, June 12

7:00pm 7W Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm CAF Italian Catholic Fed.
7:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, June 13

7:00pm 7W English Baptismal Preparation Class

Saturday, June 14

9:00am CAF Youth Leadership Training Workshop
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, June 15

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

Mass Intentions

Sunday, June 8

6:30am Intention of Celeste McFarland
8:30am Thanksgiving: Roberto Masangkay, Jr.
10:00am William De Petrillo
11:30am Samuel Chia
1:00pm People of the Parish
5:30pm John Quattrin

Monday, June 9

Community Mass:

Maximiano & Pilar Muñoz

Tuesday, June 10

6:30am Jose Chow Lacayo
8:00am Michael Downing & John Russo

Wednesday, June 11

6:30am Herwin Mendoza
8:00am Amparo & Antonio Manapis and Family

Thursday, June 12

6:30am Belleza P. Gabrillo
8:00am Thanksgiving: Helen Harrington

Friday, June 13

6:30am Sanda Bingham
8:00am Antonio Villanueva

Saturday, June 14

8:00am Alfredo Hernandez
5:30pm Eduardo Baustista

Sunday, June 15

6:30am Thanksgiving: Remedios Naval
8:30am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
10:00am Andres & Gregoria Ining
11:30am Enrique Roman
1:00pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan
5:30pm Federico S. Francisco

Pray for the Sick

Baby Magglio Boscarino
Marie Buccaellato
Nathan Carzon
Krystal Chan
Bro. Haig M. Charshaf
Magdalena A. David
Charito Garcia
Jeremy Gillikin
Guillermo Guillen
Diane Leung

J.R. Litehiser
Celeste McFarland
Luciano Miguel
Enrique Monroy
Ted Mosqueda
Aida Linares
Dolores Quattrin
Adelaida Sansano
Beverly Stanley
Tina Strebel

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.

Gerardo Ibarra
Florencio Viala

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Congrats to our Grads

*Congratulations to our 73 8th grade graduates, who after much hard work graduated on June 6th.
*Congratulations to our 56 Kindergartners who will graduate on June 9th to the First Grade.

We wish them all the best on their new life journey. May God always bless them and guide them!

Group Leaders

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

St. Raphael Ministries

The 16th San Francisco International Marian Conference will be held July 4-6, 2008 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Foster City. The theme is “Mary Queen of Apostles” 6 International Speakers Marian, Eucharistic & Charismatic Devotions, Youth & Children Programs, Healing Service. The conference speakers and priests ministering the sacraments are approved by the most Rev. George Niederauer Archbishop of San Francisco.For more information and Registration please call 800-456-4197 or

Thunder Valley

The Over 50 Club invites you to join them on a trip to Thunder Valley Casino on Tuesday, June 17th. The cost is $26 per person with bonuses. For reservations please call: Ken at (415) 334-3650 or Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave Italy & Naples at exactly 8:30am.

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 Parish Athletic Program.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Offertory: $9,640.67
Parish School Collection:


Celebration of St. John the Baptist

The Grupo Hispano-Americano is pleased to invite you to the Eucharistic Celebration of St. John the Baptist on Sunday, June 22nd at the 11:30am Mass. A reception will follow in the cafeteria. Food, refreshments and desserts will be for sale.
For further details and to make donations please contact: MariaElena Herrera at (415) 585-7878 or Elba Navarro at (415) 585-2872.

Summer Concert

Everyone is invited to attend “The Knights and Priests to Remember,” a concert featuring the Epiphany Council of the Knights of Columbus, the original Singing Priests of San Francisco, and the Epiphany Youth on Friday, June 27th at 7:00pm in our Church. Donation is $20 and all proceeds go to our church general fund

Special Prayer Service

On Saturday, June 21st at 1:00pm in the church, our Grief Ministry is hosting a prayer service to remember all those who have died especially those who have died since November 1st, 2007.

Free Lunches for Kids

Free lunches will be available to all San Francisco children and youth ages 18 and younger from June 23 to August 15. Over 100 sites in every San Francisco neighborhood will offer free lunches on a first-come-first-serve basis. Summer lunches are provided by the USDA summer food service program with funding from the California Department of Education and the City and County of San Francisco. For a complete listing of Summer Lunch Sites, call 2-1-1 or 3-1-1 or visit: or or and follow the “summer lunch” link.

For Your Information

1st Anniversary:

The third Sunday of June (June 14-15) is the Anniversary of our Capital Campaign to pay off the debit of Nano Nagle Hall and Gym. So far, we have collected $252,117.34 from 566 families. The total pledge at present is $935,127.96. We are still praying and hoping that those who have not yet made their pledges may have the heart to do so.

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. Also, if you, or someone you know, is interested in being a School of Religion teacher, please call Loy at (415) 333-7630 ext. 15.

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 packet 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”

Immaculée Ilibagiza

On Thursday, June 12th at 7:00pm, St. Paul’s Church invites you to join them in attending an evening with Immaculée Ilibagiza, an internationally known author and lecturer who survived the Rwandan Genocide on the spring of 1994. She hid for 91 days with 7 other women in the cramped bathroom of a local Pastor’s house, and attributes her survival to constant prayer and her deep Catholic faith. Tickets are $20 for adults & $10 for seniors and students. Please phone St. Paul’s for info. at (415) 648-7538.

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 9:9-13

Matthew was a tax collector who was doing his everyday job when Jesus called him. The Jews of Jesus’ time did not like the tax collectors, because the tax collectors were Jews who were working for the Romans. The taxes were taken to help Rome maintain the soldiers and the roads needed to occupy the land. The people who considered themselves righteous had nothing to do with people who helped the Romans in this way. Jesus was reminded of this when they asked why he was bothering with these collaborators. Jesus responded with the words of Hosea that we have just read: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” Mercy means that no one is beneath us, no one is beneath our notice, our concern, our care, our prayers, or God’s redeeming love.

1.) How do you think Matthew felt when he was called by Jesus?

2.) How can you share this attitude of mercy toward others? How can you give someone a break this week?