Church of the Epiphany
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 20th, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, July 20

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


Monday, July 21

5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:30pm SMA Spanish Marriage Encounter
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, July 22

11:00am CAF Over 50s
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano


Wednesday, July 23

8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, July 24

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


Friday, July 25

NO MEETINGS...


Saturday, July 26

11:00am CH Baptisms (English)
4:00pm CH Confessions
5:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus Installation
7:30pm SMJ Spanish Marriage Encounter
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, July 27

11:00am RH RCIA
12:15 pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm RH Filipino Consultative Board
2:30pm CH Baptisms (Spanish)


Mass Intentions

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
1:00pm Daniel Adam Massimillo
5:30pm Ining & Rimon Families


Monday, July 21

6:30am Intention of Josie Moggia
8:00am
Community Mass:

Maude Lippi


Tuesday, July 22

6:30am Joe Baciocco
8:00am Jesus Ayala & NarcisoMartinez


Wednesday, July 23

6:30am Alma Farina
8:00am Jesus Ayala & Narciso Martinez


Thursday, July 24

6:30am People of the Parish
8:00am Toti Fuentes


Friday, July 25

6:30am Eufracia Simpliciano
8:00am Anatolia & Primo Vela


Saturday, July 26

8:00am Jack McLaughlin
5:30pm Anna & Guido Bachecki


Sunday, July 27

6:30am Dolores de Veyra & Edring Fernandez
8:30am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
10:00am John Quattrin
11:30am Augusto & Kampoi Chisen
1:00pm Juan Gilbuena
5:30pm Librada Coquia


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
Tina Strebel
Dawn Devenere

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

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.

Eufracia Simpliciano
Lily Dulay
Miljun Valencerian



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Thank you!!

Thank you so much to the Grupo Hispano Americano for their bountiful donation of $15,000! Thank you to everyone for working so hard and also to those who support the Grupo Hispano activities. Your hard work and support are very important in keeping our parish out of debt. Thank you again and we encourage everyone to keep working hard and supporting the Grupo Hispano. God bless you!


Coming Up Soon


Weekly Weeders (Garden Club)

We would like to form a Garden Club to beautify the grounds of Epiphany Church and school, the Parish Office and Rectory. If you are interested, please contact Sue @ (415) 585-0411. It’s a green, healthy, and active way of being a member of the parish community and/or earning parent participation hours.


Citizenship Application

In San Francisco there are about 40,000 immigrants who are eligible for U.S. Citizenship but have not begun the process. With the blessings of Fr. Tungol, the Parish Council, and the Archdiocese, we at Epiphany are putting our faith into action by helping legal immigrants apply for citizenship on Oct. 4th. We need many people, especially bilingual people, to help on that day. Find out how you can help at our Social Responsibility meeting in the Convent on Tuesday, July 22 at 7:30pm.


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 email: ElordiB@sfarchdiocese.org


Announcements

Celebration of our Divine Savior of the World, Our Lord Jesus

The Grupo Hispano Americano invites you to the Solemn Mass in honor of Our Divine Savior of the World, Our Lord, Jesus, on Sunday, August 3rd at 11:30am, in our church. After the Mass, a reception will follow in the cafeteria where Salvadorean delicacies will be served.
Everyone is welcome!


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 8:00- 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.


Next Week’s Second Collection

Since its official recognition by the Church in 1836, the society of Mary (Marist Fathers and Brothers) has committed itself to the missions in the southwest Pacific. Since that time, the Marists have expanded into areas in Africa, Asia and South America. Today there are nearly 300 priests and brothers working in “bush stations,” teaching in schools and seminaries, ministering in training institutions, providing direct service to the poor, oppressed and marginalized, and contributing to the development of people for a better society and a strong local Church. Contributions to the Marists will help them in their mission of witness to the Gospel, service to the needy and helping the local Church to build a strong base for its promising future. Thank you for whatever you can do to help them in their life-long commitment and work!


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.


For Your Information

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.


Today’s Collection

This week’s second collection is for our Religious Education Program.


Next’s Weeks Second Collection

Our second collection next week will be for the Marist mission appeal.



Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,809.21
Second Collection:
$3,776.40


CenterPlate Sign Ups!!!

Get a jump-start on your service hours for the coming school year. Please note that weekdays are worth 15 hours of credit! Check out the website: www.EpiphanySF.com for July- Sept. dates and times For additional information contact the Parish Office at (415) 333-7630. Remember that CenterPlate is a requirement to maintain your parent participation status.


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 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).


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.


Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 13:24-43 or 13:24-30


In the gospel reading, Jesus is determined that his disciples will understand how the kingdom grows in their midst. So he tells the parable of the weeds in the wheat field. The sower (Jesus) allows both the wheat (those who work for God’s kingdom) and the weeds (those who work against God’s kingdom) to grow together until the harvest (the end of time).

The gospel story tells us much about the justice and mercy of God. Even though the weeds are present in our world, the wheat is growing and will prosper in the end. The grace of Christ will triumph over sin and evil. Pray: Help me, Lord, to be your faithful follower until your kingdom comes in its fullness. Amen.

1.) Name some weeds in your personal world. Then name some weeds in our country. Then name some weeds in the world in general. What is your attitude toward these weeds?

2.) What do you think might be Jesus’ attitude toward them? How should we treat these weeds?