Church of the Epiphany
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 17th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, August 17

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

Monday, August 18

5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm CAF Knights of Colunbus
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, August 19

5:00pm RH SOUL Youth Group
6:00pm RH SCC Core
7:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus Assembly

Wednesday, August 20

7:00pm CAF Epiphany School: New Parent’s Meeting
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, August 21

12:30pm CHP Guitar Lessons
7:00pm CAF Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, August 22

No Meetings...

Saturday, August 23

10:00am CAF Faith Formation: Service Training
11:00am CH Baptisms (English)
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, August 24

12:15pm CHP Guitar Lessons
1:00pm YM Latino Youth Group
2:00pm RH Filipino Consultative Board
2:30pm CH Baptisms (Spanish)
7:00pm CAF Cursillos de Cristianidad

Mass Intentions

Sunday, August 17

6:30am Elena & Natividad Gilbuena
8:30am Rosario & Doroteo Salasang & Family
10:00am Manuel de Jesus Aburto &
Intention of: Edward & Aida Fabula
11:30am Phil, Sr. & Phil Oliveras, Jr.
1:00pm Catalins Aquino
5:30pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan

Monday, August 18

6:30am Mingo & Luisa Baciocco
Community Mass:

Jesus Ayala
Valeriano Emberante
Narcisco Martinez

Tuesday, August 19

6:30am Miguela Gozun
8:00am Jesus Ayala & Narcisco Martinez

Wednesday, August 20

6:30am Manuel de Jesus Aburto
8:00am Socorro & Antero Akbay

Thursday, August 21

6:30am Gregoria Tingin
8:00am Helen Harrington (Thanksgiving)

Friday, August 22

6:30am Marie Balestrieri
8:00am Jose Antonio Cañas

Saturday, August 23

8:00am Ben Ramirez
5:30pm Pat Ramos

Sunday, August 24

6:30am Ramon Cheng
8:30am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
10:00am Evel;yn Grossmann
11:30am Jose A. Herrera
1:00pm Dolores & Teodorico Rimon
5:30pm Dora Menjivar

We Congratulate the Newly Baptized

Keyster Kyle Tiu

Pray for the Sick

Mary Anduha
Richard Anduha
Olga Anleu
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Baby Magglio Boscarino
Sergio Canjura
Delia Carrasco
Nathan Carzon
Krystal ChanBro.
Haigh Charshaf
Mary D’Angelo
Magdalena David
Dawn Devenere
Bob Gardner
Filmon Gotaj
Guillermo Guillen
Samuel Gutierrez
Rosie Joseph

Gemma V. Lavapiez
Diana Leung
Aida Linares
J.R. Litehiser
Frank Loomis
Margie Lopez
Celeste McFarland
Josie Moggia
Ted Mosqueda
Lou Nardi
Deborah Nunu
Peg Philpott
Dolores Quattrin
Father Franc Shifrar
Baby Natalie Solis
Tina Strebel
Peiling Ye

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.

Silivio Ceragioli
Teresita Macasaet
Pomposa Miro
Praxedes Ramos

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Liturgy of the Word for Children

The Liturgy of the Word for Children has resumed at the 10:00am, 11:30am (Spanish), and 1:00pm Masses.


RCIA sessions will resume at 11:00am on Sunday, August 31st in the Parish Office.

Benefits Concert

Saint Patrick’s Seminary and University is hosting a benefits concert featuring JOHN ANGOTTI, an award winning composer and recording artist (featured presenter of the 2008 papal visit) on Saturday, August 23rd at St. Mary’s Cathedral (1111 Gough St, SF) at 2:00pm.
For details please call (650) 325-6521 or visit:


*General admission- $75

School of Religion

Registration forms for our School of Religion are available at the Parish Office. August 31st is the deadline. 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.

Community Wedding

Our Annual Community Wedding will be on November 8th, 2008 at 12;00pm. The Mass is followed by a reception in our cafeteria. This is open to couples who are “free to marry” in the church, living together for 3 or more years and who cannot afford a “church wedding.” Anyone interested is asked to contact one of the parish priests.


Grand Opening!

We are planning a much anticipated Grand Opening affair before O’Keefe is available for groups to use. Our Grand Opening is going to take place on Friday and Saturday, September 19th & 20th. We are planning to have a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by dinner and dancing! This will be one of the largest fund-raisers Epiphany will host this year. Tickets will be available soon, so please save the dates!!!

“Reno Overnighter”

The Epiphany Over 50 invites you to join them on an “Overnighter” at the Silver Legacy in Reno on October 28th. The bus will leave at exactly 8:00am from Naples and Amazon Streets and return on Wednesday, October 29th at about 6:00pm. They will stop at the Nugget and then spend the night at the Silver Legacy. On October 29th they will stop at Boomtown and return home. Bonuses will be given at each casino. The cost is $100 per double occupancy or $125 per single. Payments and reservations must be in by Sept.25th.

Please call Ken at (415) 334-3650 or Steve at (415) 239-7740.

October 4th: Citizenship Drive

Save the date. On October 4th, Epiphany’s Social Responsibility Committee and SFOP will help legal immigrants apply for U.S. Citizenship. We need your help at this event or in telling your family, friends and neighbors about our drive to support immigrants in our church and our community. Find more information at each entrance of the church.

Mass Intentions

Mass Intentions for 2008 and 2009 are still available..There are many weekdays available. Mass Intentions are taken in person Monday thru Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. You may, however, call the Parish Office to check the availability of dates.

For Your Information

Weekly Weeders

Epiphany is looking for members to join the Garden Club to beautify the grounds of the 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. The club will meet on Saturday, September 6th at 9:00am on the church steps. See you there!

Immaculate Heart Radio

Immaculate Heart Radio is having an On-Air Pledge Drive on Wednesday, September 3rd and Thursday, September 4th from 6:00am to 7:30pm each day at Mater Dolorosa School in South San Francisco. We need your help to answer phones, run errands, or help with hospitality. If you can help for an hour or a couple of hours any day, please call Debora Heinrichs at (916) 535-0500 ext.221 or email:

Catholic San Francisco

Catholic San Francisco is a weekly newspaper put out by the Archdiocese of San Francisco. If you are a registered parishioner who does not receive it at your home and would like to, please notify the Parish Office

Today’s Collection:

This week’s second collection is for our Athletic Program.

Next’s Weeks Second Collection:

There will be no second collection.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,312.84
Second Collection: $3,372.73

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 15:21-28
In the gospel reading, Jesus meets up with a very determined Canaanite woman who begs him to help her troubled daughter. Since the woman was a Gentile, the apostles wanted to send her away, but Jesus continued to speak with her. Besides her great faith and courage, the woman also showed tremendous love for her child. She was willing to risk rejection for breaking through the barriers of convention to ask for help. She truly believed that Jesus could help her daughter, and despite what seemed like his initial reluctance, she simply wasn’t going to give up. She persisted, even begging him. Eventually Jesus praised her undaunting faith and healed her daughter. Jesus’ reply is one we would all love to hear: “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done as you wish.”

1.) Have you ever experienced rejection because of your gender, race, or religion? How did you deal with it?

2.) Have you ever been asked for help by someone of another race or culture? How have you responded?