Church of the Epiphany
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 27th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

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)

Monday, July 28

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

Tuesday, July 29

5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
7:00pm SMA Spanish Marriage Encounter
7:00pm PARISH OFFICE Meeting for ALL Group Leaders/Presidents

Wednesday, July 30

8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, July 31

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

Friday, August 1

7:00pm 7W Spanish Baptismal Preparation Class

Saturday, August 2

10:00am CAF Grupo Hispano
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00 pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, August 3

11:00am RH RCIA
12:30pm CAF
Divino Salvador del Mundo Reception
12:15 pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:30pm CH Baptisms (English)
6:00pm SMA Spanish Marriage Encounter

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, July 28

6:30am Rosina Cava
Community Mass:

Jesus Ayala
Narciso Martinez
Intention of Molly & Joseph McMahon

Tuesday, July 29

6:30am Nicasio Lanoza, Mondo & Cela Ramirez
8:00am Philip Gomes

Wednesday, July 30

6:30am Alfred Ragasa
8:00am Purisimu Alcordo

Thursday, July 31

6:30am Tecla Eugenia S. Galdo
8:00am Renato Canto

Friday, August 1

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:00am Frank Azzolino

Saturday, August 2

8:00am Rufino Padilla
5:30pm Michael Downing & John Russo

Sunday, August 3

6:30am People of the Parish
8:30am Ignatius & Anna Balestrieri
10:00am Gregorio & Nieves Aquino
11:30am Angelita Aparicio & Enrique Valdez
1:00pm Eduardo Bautista
5:30pm Sophie Cvitanich

We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Diego Samuel Arce
Athena Marie Jarquin

Pray for the Sick

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

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

Tecla Eugenia S. Galdo
Father Oliverio Garcia
Rene Paralejas
Marie Zamacona

A Heartfelt Thank you...
The family of Alma Farina wishes to thank everyone for their support during such a difficult time. God bless!

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

This 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. 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!

Important Meeting

All Group Leaders and Presidents of different Parish organizations are invited to attend an important meeting on Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00pm in the Parish Office. If the Group Leader or President cannot attend, then they are responsible for sending someone to take their place.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

This Friday, August 1st there will be exposition from 8:30am-5:00pm in the Altar Server’s sacristy (to the right of the Altar).

Talent Show

The SOUL Youth Group’s Talent Show will be Saturday, August 9th at 7:00pm in the cafeteria. Presale tickets can be purchased at the Parish Office: adults-$5 and students-$4

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

St. Emydius Parish (Ashston & DeMontfor Sts.) presents Sister Sherall Marshall O.F.M. on Tuesday, July 29th & Tuesday, Aug. 19th from 7:30-9:00pm. Her talks will help Catholics form their consciences so they can make sound moral judgments about public concerns. It’s FREE!


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. 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.

Thunder Valley

The Over 50 Club invites you to join us in a trip to “Thunder Valley Casino” on Tuesday, August 19th. 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 at exactly 8:30am from Italy & Naples.

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.

Parish BBQ

Summertime means BBQ time! Our annual Parish BBQ will be on Saturday, September 20th. This is a great opportunity to meet new parishioners and simply enjoy good food & company. Save the date!

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 the Marist mission appeal.

Next’s Weeks Second Collection

Our second collection next week will be for our Parish School.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,536.50
Second Collection:

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.

Weekly Donation Envelopes

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).

CYO Family Day 2008

CYO is having a Family Day 2008 at St. Ignatius High School (2001 37th Ave, SF) on Sunday, September 7th. The day begins with Mass at 11:30am and is followed by a picnic and activities. CYO Family Day celebrates the support families have shown our CYO programs while also allowing parents to expose their children to a community that celebrates positive philosophies. Activity Passes are $10 and Meal Deals are $5. Call (415) 972-1213 for info. or to buy tickets visit:

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46

Matthew’s gospel stacks one parable of the Kingdom on another. He wants Christians to understand that seeking, working, and praying for the Kingdom of God is the heart of Jesus’ Good News. When we seek the Kingdom before all else, we are like a merchant who sells everything to buy a pearl of great price. Like Jesus, we value God’s love and God’s will above any earthly treasure.

1.) How will the parables in today’s readings help you to seek God’s Kingdom?