Church of the Epiphany
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 7th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, September 7

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

Monday, September 8

1:00pm KIT Over 50 Club
5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00 om LIB Finance Council Mtg.
7:30pm CRY St.Vincent de Paul

Tuesday, September 9

10:00pm CAF Over 50 Club
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group

Wednesday, September 10

No Meetings...

Thursday, September 11

11:00am CH School Opening Mass
6:30pm CRY Epiphany of the Lord
7:00pm 7W Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm CAF Italian Catholic Federation
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, September 12

6:00pm CAF Youth Ministry: Welcome Back Dance!
7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir
7:00pm 7W Baptism Preparation Class (English)

Saturday, September 13

9:30am CAF Faith Formation Orientation
9:30am CH School Age Baptism Orientation
11:15 am SCH Faith Formation Teachers Meeting
1:00pm CAF Grupo Hispano
4:00pm CH Confessions

Sunday, September 14

9:30am RH RCIA
2:00pm CAF Filipino Task Force
2:30pm CH Baptisms (English)

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, September 8

6:30am Thanksgiving: De Castro Family
Community Mass:

Generosa Awa
Adrian Espinosa
Tomas Gragasin, Sr.

Tuesday, September 9

6:30am George Pucak
8:00am Marcello Bonacchi

Wednesday, September 10

6:30am Mingo & Louisa Baciocco
8:00am Jesus Ayala & Narciso Martinez

Thursday, September 11

6:30am Ricardo Gozun
8:00am Anthony Abellana

Friday, September 12

6:30am People of the Parish
8:00am Paz Sison

Saturday, September 13

8:00am Julie Cabuay
5:30pm Patricia Lavin

Sunday, September 14

6:30am Charito Garcia
8:30am Chuck Murphy
10:00am Ann Cordero
11:30am Jose Luis Espinosa & Family
1:00pm Alfredo Gonzales
5 :30pm John Quattrin

Pray for the Sick

Mary & Richard Anduha
Olga Anleu
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Paulette Bennett
Timoteo Bohol
Faustino Buenaventura
Oliva Calixto
Delia Carrasco
Nathan Carzon
Krystal Chan
Gilda Chankuo
Jose Jr. & Oscar Chankuo
Bro. Haig M. Charshaf
Magdalena David
Dawn Devenere
Aurora Escalona
Jordan Eugenio
Al Fresquez
Bob Gardner
Filmon & Sally Gotaj
Samuel Gutierrez
Rosie Joseph
Delia Kekulawela
Armando Lanza
Gemma 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
Dorothy Peter
Peg Philpott
Father Franc Shifrar
Baby Natalie Solis
Tina Strebel
Elsa & Max Ramos
Evelyn Rosales
Tom Repetto,
Joe Valerga
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.

Ernesto Malanosan

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

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 gourmet 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 Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00pm.
Let’s celebrate!

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) 334-3650 or Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave from Italy & Naples at exactly 8:30am

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.

Get Ready to Vote

Come to a Faithful Citizenship Workshop for a discussion about Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, a compelling document prepared by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Conferences will run from 7:00-8:30pm. For information visit or call (415) 614-5570.

Spanish Conferences:

Sept. 17at Mission San Rafael
Sept. 18 at Mission Dolores
Sept. 19 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

English Conferences:

Sept. 24 at St. Bartholomew
Sept. 25 at St. Sebastian
Sept. 26 at Holy Name of Jesus


Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout

The Italian Catholic Federation Br. 20 will be selling dinners on Sunday, Sept. 28th from 10:00am to 3:00pm, in the cafeteria. Dinners include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, and bread. The cost is $8 per meal and $25 for a family of 4. Make check payable to ICF Br. 20 and leave order with name & number of meals in the Parish Office, or you may call Barbara at (415) 333-8388 to order meals. DEADLINE: Sept. 23rd.

Feather Falls Casino

The Grupo Hispano invites you to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, Sept. 27th. The cost is $17 with $10 cash-back. For reservation and/or information please call Maria Elena at (415) 585-7878. The bus will leave at 7:00am from Italy & Naples Streets.

“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:

For Your Information

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 not be certified.

ICA Academy Dinner

Immaculate Conception Academy is celebrating 125 years of educating young women by hosting their FIRST ANNUAL Gala Dinner on Oct. 4th. You won’t want to miss this night. For more information please contact Patricia Cavagnaro at (415) 824-2052 ext.31 or Anne O’Dea at (415) 824-2052 ext. 32.

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.

Mass For Those Affected by Crime, Abuse or Violence

The Mass will be on Sunday, Oct. 26th at 3:30pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Archbishop George H. Niederauer will be the presider. This is a Mass for those of all ages who have been victimized in any way through crime, abuse and violence. It is also for secondary victims, the families and friends of those traumatized and voiceless.

Today’s Collection:

The second collection will be for our Parish School.

Next’s Weeks Second Collection:

The second collection will be for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,102.99
Second Colletion:
$ 2,505.04

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 18:15-20
One of the ways Christians show their love for one another is to offer guidance and correction. Jesus expects his disciples to be “watchers,” as Ezekiel was. When a member of the community seriously sins against them, they are to speak about it to that person in private. If the sinner refuses to listen, two or three disciples are to offer correction. And if that fails, the entire community should call the sinner to repent.

The voice of the Christian community is to be taken seriously. Jesus gives us this assurance: “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in their midst.” How do you think correcting someone can be a sign of love? Are you willing to do it?

1.) What is the connection between warning someone who is doing something wrong and loving them?

2.) Why is the first step “keep it between the two of you?”

3.) When someone corrects you, how does it feel? At first? Later? Do you listen? Did you change?