Church of the Epiphany
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 31st, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

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)

Monday, September 1 PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

12:00pm SMJ Grupo Hispano
5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:30 om CRY St.Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, September 2

11:00am CH Opening School Mass
11:00am SMJ Holy Rosary Sodality
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group

Wednesday, September 3

7:00pm CAF Back to School Night
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, September 4

7:00pm CAF Grupo de Oracion
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, September 5

7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir
7:00pm 7W Baptism Preparation Class (Spanish)
7:00pm SMA Outreach Commission

Saturday, September 6

4:00pm CH Confessions
7:00pm CAF Cursillos de Cristianidad
7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, September 7

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

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, September 1

6:30am Sixto P. Dones
Community Mass:

Charito Garcia
Evelyn Grossmann
Intention of: Ray Lopez & Family
Thomas Pecson

Tuesday, September 2

6:30am Frank Azzolino
8:00am BenRepetto

Wednesday, September 3

6:30am Thanksgiving: Estelita Bernal
8:00am Rizaldy Ancheta

Thursday, September 4

6:30am Thanksgiving: John Maglasay
8:00am Severino Tigbao

Friday, September 5

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:00am Antonio Caminong, Sr.

Saturday, September 6

8:00am Licalte Moises
5:30pm Michael Downing

Sunday, September 7

6:30am Miguel & Tomas Bayquen
8:30am Maximo Naval
10:00am Frank & Purificacion Fabula
11:30am Francisco Marin
1:00pm Rading Dayrit
5:30pm Michael Downing & John Russo

Pray for the Sick

Mary Anduha
Richard Anduha
Olga Anleu
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Paulette Bennett
Baby Magglio Boscarino
Faustino Buenaventura
Oliva Calixto
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
Jordan Eugene
Al Fresquez
Bob Gardner
Filmon Gotaj
Sally Gotaj
Guillermo Guillen
Samuel Gutierrez

Rosie Joseph
Armando Lanza
Gemma Valencia Lavapiez
Diana Leung
Aida Linares
J.R. Litehiser
Frank Loomis
Margie Lopez
Luis Lopez
Ray Lopez
Celeste McFarland
Sally Miltier
Julia Miranda
Josie Moggia
Lorena Morales
Troy Mosqueda Jr.
Lou Nardi
Deborah Nunu
Dorothy Pedas
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.

Remedios Abadesco
Ester De La Cruz
Valda Szymkowske
Edmundo Talag

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


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

September Schedules

September 2008 schedules for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers are available for pickup at the Parish Office or they can be downloaded from the web site.

Office Closed

On Monday, Sept. 1st the Parish Office will be closed in observance of Labor Day. It will reopen at 9:00am on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held this coming Friday, Sept. 5th 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.

School of Religion

School of Religion applications 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.

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 from 9:00am to 11:00am on the church steps. See you there!

Mandatory Meeting

There will be a mandatory meeting for ALL Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers (English & Spanish) on Sunday, Oct. 19th at 2:30pm in the cafeteria. Those who do not attend will be not be certified.


Annual Peñafrancia Fiesta

The San Francisco Bay Area Bicolanos commemorates the annual Peñafrancia Fiesta on Saturday, Sept.20 in San Leandro. The festivity begins with a 10:00am concelebrated Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel (2500 Bermuda Ave., San Leandro (510) 483-2513). For tickets or for more information, please call: Marv Alarcon at (650) 455-5587 or Celeste Salvador at (916) 267-8555.

“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:

Cache Creek Casino

The Over 50 Club invites you to join them on a trip to Cache Creek on Tuesday, Sept.16. The cost is $26 per person with bonuses. For reservations, call Ken at (415) 337-3650 or Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave from Italy & Naples at exactly 8:30am.

For Your Information

Grand Re-Opening!

Finally! O’Keefe Hall is ready. Our Grand Re-Opening is going to take place on Friday and Saturday, September 19th & 20th. Each night will begin at 6:30pm with No-Host cocktails in the cafeteria followed by a dinner of either prime rib, salmon, or roasted chicken. Then there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony in O’Keefe where the night will conclude with dancing. 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!

October 4th: Citizenship Drive

Save these dates. There will be training for Citizenship Project volunteers on Sept. 22 at 7:00pm. Preparation for those applying for citizenship will be on Sept. 25 at 7:00pm. Form N-400 training for volunteers will be on Oct. 1 at 6:00pm. Finally, our Citizenship Project will be on Oct. 4 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. All of these meetings will be in the cafeteria. Find more information at the entrances of the church.

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.

Today’s Collection:

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

Next’s Weeks Second Collection:

The second collection will be for our Parish School.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,021.95

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 16:21-27
Jesus corrects Peter who did not understand when Jesus said he would go to Jerusalem to suffer, die, and rise again. Peter, like many others, expected Jesus to be a conquering Messiah. Then Jesus tells Peter that he is not judging by God’s standards but by man’s. Peter had not yet realized that Jesus was going to save us by the cross, and that every disciple must also accept the cross. It will be a part of the life for all his disciples, for all who follow him.

1.) Why has the word cross come to mean suffering and sacrifice? What did Jesus show us about suffering?

2.) What cross do you think you or others have to carry right now? How can you show you are willing to carry it?