Church of the Epiphany
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 13th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, July 13

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00 pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00 pm CAF Filipino Task Force
2:30pm CH Baptisms (English)

Monday, July 14

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

Tuesday, July 15

8:00am OCH Over 50s: Casino Trip
5:00 pm RH Soul Youth Group
7:00 pm CAF Knights of Columbus
7:00 pm RH Baptismal Home Visitors

Wednesday, July 16

8:00 pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, July 17

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

Friday, July 18


Saturday, July 19

4:00 pm CH Confessions
5:00 pm CAF Grupo de Oracion Anniversary Dinner
8:00 pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, July 20

9:00am CAF Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00 pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00 pm CAF Filipino Society
2:30pm CH Baptisms (English)

Mass Intentions

Sunday, July 13

6:30am Tom Warren
8:30am Don Paul Cecchi & Givanna Pacini
10:00am Eduardo Bautista
11:30am People of the Parish
1:00 pm Modesto Padilla
5:30pm Dora Marin

Monday, July 14

6:30am Pablo Tolentino
Community Mass:

Jesus Ayala
Intention of Gemma Valencia Lavapiez
Narciso Martinez

Tuesday, July 15

6:30am Mingo & Louisa Baciocco
8:00am Loretta Butcher

Wednesday, July 16

6:30am People of the Parish
8:00am Severino Tigbao

Thursday, July 17

6:30am Thanksgiving: Helen Harrington
8:00am Thanksgiving: Arnold Artes

Friday, July 18

6:30am Afra Madali
8:00am Marina Lavarias

Saturday, July 19

8:00am William Dunn
5:30pm Leotta Family

Sunday, July 20

6:30am Jesus & Johnny Briones
8:30am Joe & Rose Balestrieri
10:00am Felisa & Pablo Sarinas
11:30am Intention of Maria Riley & Family
1:00 pm Daniel Adam Massimillo
5:30pm Ining & Rimon Families

We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Jadina C. Aguilar

Pray for the Sick

Mary Anduha
Richard Anduha
Olga Anleu
Arnold & Allison Artes
Baby Magglio Boscarino
Sergio Canjura
Delia Carrasco
Nathan Carzon
Krystal Chan
Bro. Haig M. Charshaf
Mary D’Angelo
Magdalena David
Dawn Devenere

Bob Gardner
Filmon Gotaj
Guillermo Guillen
Gemma Valencia Lavapiez
Diane Leung
Aida Linares
J.R. Litehiser
Frank Loomis
Margie Lopez
Ted Mosqueda
Peg Philpott
Dolores Quattrin
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.

Alma E. Farina
William Giesin
Joseph Jackson
Jessica Ramos
Ramon Torres

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

July Schedules

July schedules for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers are available at the Parish Office. They can also be downloaded from the website:

Weekly Donation Envelopes

Weekly donation envelopes have been mailed to your homes. However, if you have not yet received them, please contact the Parish Office before July 18th so we can get you some. In the meantime, please use any envelope and clearly write your first & last names, address and envelope number (if you know it).

Transforming Grief

A day of spiritual retreat for those grieving the death of a loved one. It is offered by Barbara Elordi, Ministry of Consolation Coordinator for the Archdiocese, on Saturday, July 26th, at St. Gabriel’s church from 9:30-2:30pm. Contact Barbara to register at (415) 614-5506 or


Thank You

We wish to extend a big “Thank you” to Vince & Erma Brogan for graciously printing all our fundraising tickets. Thank you!!!

Liturgy of the Word for Children

From now until Sunday, August 10th there will be NO Liturgy of the Word for Children. The children’s bulletins are available at each entrance of the church.

AIDS Walk 2008

This year’s AIDS Walk will be on Sunday, July 20th. We encourage everyone to join our team and walk or simply help by becoming a sponsor. Be assured that all benefits go to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other HIV/AIDS service organizations serving the Bay Area. Please contact Kathy Fourre or Loy at the Parish Office for more information, (415) 333-7630 or visit:

Hispanic Charismatic Catholic Congress

On Saturday and Sunday, August 9th & 10th, there will be a Hispanic Charismatic Catholic Congress held at Mercy High School (3250 19th Ave, SF) from 8:00am to 6:00pm. For information please contact Rev. José M. Corral at (415) 333-3627. There is a $5 donation per person per day.
NOTE: This is the same Congress that is held at the Cathedral.

School of Religion

Registration forms for our School of Religion are now available at the Parish Office.
Please return them promptly.

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.

Dear Parishioners...

* We ask that everyone please turn OFF their cell phones or put them on silent so that we can all concentrate on the Word of God.

* We kindly ask all our parishioners to refrain from consuming any type of food inside the church to help minimize the mess. We especially ask the gum be disposed of properly in garbage cans, but please NOT under our pews or on the floor.
Please help us keep the house of the Lord clean.

For Your Information

Today’s Collection

This week’s second collection is for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

Next’s Weeks Second Collection

Our second collection next week will be for our Religious Education Program.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,728.46
Second Collection:

CenterPlate Sign Ups!!!

Get a jump-start on your service hours for the 2008-2009 school year. Any hours done after June 11th go towards the 2008-09 school year. Please note that weekdays are worth 15 hours of credit!

Check out the website: for dates and times for July- Sept. For additional information contact the Parish Office at (415) 333-7630. Remember that CenterPlate is a requirement to maintain your parent participation status.

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”

Free Lunches

Please remember that from now until August 15th. Over 100 sites in every San Francisco neighborhood will offer free lunches on a first--come first- serve basis. For a complete listing of Summer Lunches sites, call 2-1-1 or 3-1-1 or visit the websites: or

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 13:1-23 or 13:1-9

The parable of the sower is one of Jesus’ best-known stories. It is filled with word-pictures that can take root in our memories. We can see the sower, or the farmer, tossing handfuls of seed left and right. And when Jesus describes the four different kinds of soil that the seed falls on, we can compare ourselves to one of those categories. How sad it is that so much of the seed does not bear fruit. Yet the word of God does not return to God empty. There will always be enough people of “good soil” to see and hear and do the work of God. The reign of God will come!

1.) Do you know any “good soil” people? Describe one or two whom you know.

2.) What kind of soil do you think you are? Will you be ready today to let the word of God grow in your heart?