Church of the Epiphany
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
September 14th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, September 14

11:00am RH RCIA
2:00 pm CAF Filipino Task Force
2:30pm CH Baptisms (English)

Monday, September 15

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:30pm CRY St.Vincent de Paul

Tuesday, September 16

5:00 pm RH Soul Youth Group
5:00 pm CAF Knights of Columbus Assembly

Wednesday, September 17

7:00 pm CAF EPA Meeting
7:30pm RH SCC Core Team

Thursday, September 18

6:00 pm CAF Deanery 2 Meeting
6:30pm CRY Epiphany of the Lord
7:00 pm 7W Grupo de Oracion
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00 pm DR AA (English)

Friday, September 19

6:00 pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz
6:30pm CAF
O’Keefe Hall Grand Re-Opening Dinner/Dance
7:00 pm DR Jubilee Choir

Saturday, September 20

9:30am 8E & 8W Confirmation Class
9:30am CH Faith Formation
10:00am SCH Faith Formation
1:00 pm RH Grief Ministry
1:00 pm CAF Grupo Hispano
4:00 pm CH Confessions
6:00 pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz
6:30pm CAF
O’Keefe Hall Grand Re-Opening Dinner/Dance

Sunday, September 21

9:00am OKH Knights of Columbus
10:00am CH Catechetical Sunday Mass
11:00am RH RCIA
2:00 pm OKH Filipino Society
2:30pm RH Education Commission
2:30pm CH Baptisms (English)
6:00 pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz

Mass Intentions

Sunday, September 14

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

Monday, September 15

6:30am Intention: Maria Luisa Garlow
Community Mass:

Ruth McLaughlin

Tuesday, September 16

6:30am Marcelina & Leogarda Naval
8:00am Jesus Ayala&NarcisoMartinez

Wednesday, September 17

6:30am Anna Machi
8:00am Francisco Chang

Thursday, September 18

6:30am Elaine Moen
8:00am Intention: Cordes Family

Friday, September 19

6:30am Tony Omalin
8:00am Vicente Gilbuena

Saturday, September 20

8:00am Greg Evangelista
5:30pm Venera & Venerando Leotta

Sunday, September 21

6:30am Irene Bogaoisan
8:30am Kathleen Sagara
10:00am Eduardo Bautista
11:30am Teresa Jimenez Perez
1:00 pm Tony Omalin & Family
5 :30pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan

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, Abdon A. & John David, 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, Lupita Márquez, 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.

Pat Blea
MaryAnn Lithy
Ernesto Malanosan

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Grand Re-Opening!

We’re getting closer to our Grand Re-Opening of O’Keefe Hall. It 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. Also, please note that entree response cards and payments are asked to be turned in by MONDAY, September 15 to the Parish Office. Thank you and Let’s celebrate!

Help is Needed

Liturgy of the Word for the Children needs assistance. Help is needed for the 1:00pm Masses on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Please see John Mills at Epiphany School for more information or contact the Parish Office.

Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout

The Italian Catholic Federation Br. 20 will be selling dinners on Sunday, September 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: September 23rd.

October 4th: Citizenship Drive

Save these dates. There will be training for Citizenship Project volunteers on September 22 at 7:00pm. Preparation for those applying for citizenship will be on September 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.


Mark Your Calendars

Parish Barbecue: Saturday, Oct. 18th
International Night: Saturday, Nov. 8th

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.

English Conferences:

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

Feather Falls Casino

The Grupo Hispano invites you to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, September 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.

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 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:

“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.

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.

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

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. The Mass will be on Sunday, Oct. 26th at 3:30pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Archbishop George H. Niederauer will be the presider.

Today’s Collection:

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

Next’s Weeks Second Collection:

The second collection will be for our Religious Education Program.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $10,012.00
Second Colletion:
$ 2,206.34

Capital Campaign Update:

THANK YOU to all who have contributed to our Capital Campaign, especially those who have completed their pledges! As of today, we have received $288,096.01 from 572 families. We really need everyone’s cooperation. Donations and/or pledges should be addressed to: Capital Campaign 2008 and can be dropped in the collection baskets or at the Parish Office. Thank You!

Reflections GOSPEL: John 3:13-17

Today’s gospel offers us a great insight into Jesus’ teaching. In response to the searching questions of the Pharisee Nicodemus, who came to see him under cover of night, Jesus leads him gradually into the deeper truths about God’s love for us. We hear Jesus explain so beautifully that “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,” but to save the world. And why? Because “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son...” (John 3:16). In other words, God would do anything for us!

1.) What ought to be our gratitude for God’s great love?

2.) What part does the cross play in your personal life?

3.) Do you wear a cross as a reminder of God’s unlimited love and Jesus’ willingness to give his life for us? Or is it merely a piece of jewelry?

4.) How can we imitate the model of Jesus’ unselfish love, in our families and in our relationships with friends?