Church of the Epiphany
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 24th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, August 24

12:15 pm 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

Monday, August 25

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

Tuesday, August 26

10:00am CAF Over 50 Lunch Mtg.
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
7:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano

Wednesday, August 27

8:00 pmDR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, August 28

12:15 pm CHP Guitar Lessons
7:00pm CAF Grupo de Oracion
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, August 29

7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir

Saturday, August 30

4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, August 31

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

Mass Intentions

Sunday, August 24

6:30am Ramon Cheng
8:30am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
10:00am Evelyn Grossmann
11:30am Jose Herrera & Ausencio Aguirre
1:00pm Dolores & Teodorico Rimon
5:30pm Dora Menjivar

Monday, August 25

6:30am Pomosa Miro
Community Mass:

Maria Cabebe
Antonina Chan
Anselmo Chang
Miguel & Kathina Hermon
Thanksgiving: Arianne & Arliz Herrera
Intention of: Ray Lopez & Family

Tuesday, August 26

6:30am Rosina Cava
8:00am Raymundo Ocampo

Wednesday, August 27

6:30am Sophie Arias
8:00am Severino Tigbao

Thursday, August 28

6:30am Tecla Galdo
8:00am Angela Repetto

Friday, August 29

6:30am Thanksgiving: Lorelei & Reggie Bondoc
8:00am Jesus Ayala & Narciso Martinez

Saturday, August 30

8:00am Aniceto Dango, Sr.
5:30pm Mary Ann Snyder

Sunday, August 31

6:30am Kevin Harrington
8:30am Antonino Gilbuena
10:00am Thanksgiving: Cesaria Gonzales
11:30am Thanksgiving: The Chang Family
1:00pm Sister Patricia Mahoney
5:30pm Rizaldy Ancheta

Pray for the Sick

Mary Anduha
Richard Anduha
Olga Anleu
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Baby Magglio Boscarino
Sergio Canjura
Delia Carrasco
Nathan Carzon
Krystal Chan
Gilda Chankuo
Jose Chankuo, Jr.
Oscar Chankuo
Bro. Haig M. Charshaf
Mary D’Angelo
Magdalena David
Dawn Devenere
Aurora Escalona
Bob Gardner
Filmon Gotaj
Guillermo Guillen
Samuel Gutierrez
Rosie Joseph

Gemma Valencia Lavapiez
Diana Leung
Aida Linares
J.R. Litehiser
Frank Loomis
Margie Lopez
Ray Lopez
Celeste McFarland
Sally Miltier
Josie Moggia
Ted Mosqueda
Lou Nardi
Deborah Nunu
Peg Philpott
Dolores Quattrin
Father Franc Shifrar
Baby Natalie Solis
Tina Strebel
Elsa & Max Ramos
Tom Repeto
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.

Catalina Suguitan

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held every first Friday of the month from 8:30am to 5:00pm in the Altar Server’s Sacristy. We would like to insure that there will be a continuous presence with the Lord during the Eucharistic Adoration. Two sign-up lists are up in the main entrances of the Church where you can put your name at the time you desire.

Volleyball Tryouts

Attention girls! Tryouts for CYO Volleyball Teams are as follows:

TUES., Aug. 26th & THURS., Aug. 28:

6th Grade: 5:30-6:30pm
5th Grade: 6:30-7:30pm
8th Grade: 7:30-8:30pm

WED., Aug.27 & FRI., Aug. 29:

3rd Grade: 5:30-6:30pm
4th Grade: 6:30-7:30pm
7th Grade: 7:30-8:30pm.

All girls who tryout will be placed on a team

Group Leader Meeting

All Group Leaders and Presidents are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7:00pm in the Parish Office. The topic will be O’Keefe Hall’s Grand Re-Opening. In order to make this event successful, we will need all our groups to participate and cooperate. If the Group Leader or President cannot attend, then they should send someone in their place.

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.


“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.

Walk for St. Vincent de Paul

On September 27th, the St.Vincent de Paul Society will hold its first nationwide Friends of the Poor.. Walk. We will be walking around Lake Merced. We invite you to participate. Pledges made on behalf of registered walkers in San Francisco will help those in need here. To register or pledge support for a walker, go to or contact Kathy Fourre @ (415) 587-5901 or email her:

Grand Re-Opening!

Finally! After being out of commission for four years due to severe water damage caused by raining seasons, O’Keefe Hall is ready. Our Grand Re-Opening of O’Keefe Hall is going to take place on Friday and Saturday, September 19th & 20th. Each night will begin at 6:30pm with No-Host cocktails in O’Keefe, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. Then there will be a dinner of either prime rib, salmon, or roasted chicken in the cafeteria. The night will conclude with dancing in O’Keefe. Tickets are $50 and include your choice of entree plus a free raffle ticket to win door prizes! They can be purchased at the Parish Office Mondays-Friday from 9:00-5:00pm.

Let’s celebrate!

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.The club will meet on Saturday, September 6th at 9:00am on the church steps. See you there!

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.

School of Religion

Registration forms for School of Religion are available at the Parish Office. The registration deadline has been extended to SEPTEMBER 6th. 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.

Rosaries Needed

The need for rosaries is increasing in the missions and in poor countries around the world, as well as here at home. If you can help, please contact the office of Our Lady’s Rosary Makers: (502) 968-1434. E-mail: or visit:

Today’s Collection:

There will be no second collection.

Next’s Weeks Second Collection:

The second collection will be for St.Vincent de Paul.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,755.63
Second Collection: $1,483.16

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 16:13-20
Jesus challenges his disciples with the question “Who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter, the spokesman of the group, replies, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” As soon as Simon confesses this deep faith, Jesus changes his name to Peter, which means “rock.” Peter is to be the firm foundation on which Jesus will build his Church. Jesus also gives him the symbolic “keys of the kingdom of heaven.” Peter would have the authority of leadership in the Church after Jesus’ ascension. Today, the Pope with the bishops, the successors of Peter and the apostles, exercise that same authority.

1.) How do you respond to the question Jesus asked the disciples in today’s gospel?

2.) How will you live that response?