Church of the Epiphany
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 21st, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Monday, September 22

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
6:00pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz
7:00pm CAF Citizenship Traning
7:30pm CRY St.Vincent de Paul

Tuesday, September 23

10:00am OKH Over 50 Club
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
6:00pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz
7:00pm CAF School Age Baptism Parents’ Meeting

Wednesday, September 24

2:00pm KIT Grupo Hispano
6:00pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz

Thursday, September 25

11:00am CH School Mass: San Lorenzo Ruiz
6:00pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz
6:30pm CRY Epiphany of the Lord
7:00pm OKH Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm CAF Citizenship Training
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, September 26

4:00pm CAF Barn Dance
6:00pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz
7:00pm CH Latino Youth Group’s Vigil Service
7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir

Saturday, September 27

9:30am 8E & 8W Confirmation Class
9:30am CH Faith Formation
9:30am RH Spanish School Age Baptism Parent’s Meeting
10:00am SCH Faith Formation
10:00am CAF New Parents Meeting
1:00pm RH Grief Ministry
1:00pm CAF Grupo Hispano
4:00pm CH Confessions
4:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus Assembly Installation
6:00pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz

Sunday, September 28

8:00am CAF ICF: Spaghetti Takeout
9:30am OKH Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
2:00pm RH Filipino Consultative
2:30pm OKH Adult Faith Formation
2:30pm CH Baptisms (English)
6:30pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz

Mass Intentions

Sunday, September 21

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

Monday, September 22

6:30am Helen Sison
Community Mass:

Jesus Ayala
Candido Badua
Narciso Martinez
Jeanie Morino
Romaldo Zamora

Tuesday, September 23

6:30am Maria Miranda
8:00am Jesus Ayala & NarcisoMartinez

Wednesday, September 24

6:30am People of the Parish
8:00am Lulu Morato

Thursday, September 25

6:30am Annetta Machi
8:00am Angelina Torrano

Friday, September 26

6:30am Intention: Pedro Hidago
8:00am Luis Salinda

Saturday, September 27

8:00am Tenorio & Pacleb Families
5:30pm Rich Silva

Sunday, September 28

6:30am Marie Balestrieri
8:30am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
10:00am Jose C. David, Sr.
11:30am Jesus Ayala & Narciso Martinez
1:00pm Jose Ining
5:30pm Enriquez Ramirez, Sr.

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, Dennia Gillikin, Filmon & Sally Gotaj, Samuel Gutierrez, Fran Hartle, Leonard & Paula Huddleston, 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, Remedios Ramos, 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.

Arthur Gallegos
Anna Machi
Esperanza Mejia
Helen Sison

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

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) 333-8288 to order meals. DEADLINE: September 23rd.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

We are very gratefully to everyone who helped us during last month’s Exposition. We will be having Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, October 3rd from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Just like last month, we are asking for your help to insure a continuous presence with the Lord. We have placed two sign-up sheets at the main entrances of the church where you can put your name at the time you desire. Thank you for your time and dedication!

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.

San Lorenzo Ruiz Novena

The Novena for San Lorenzo Ruiz will begin on Sunday, September 21st. The novena will be held everyday at 6:00pm in the church. Everybody is welcome!

October 4th: Citizenship Drive

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


Altar Server Training

There will be an Altar Server’s training on Saturday, September 27th at 11:00am in the Altar Servers Sacristy. This training is for ALL current altar servers and for those interested in becoming one. We welcome boys and girls who are in the 5th-8th grade from both private and public schools.

Thank You

A big thank you to the Weekly Weeders for beautifying the church and school grounds. Club members include: Natalie Federico, Arnold Cu, Carol Haunert, Thelma Whitright, Jovita Medina, Lillian Guerrero, Jared & Bethany Morin, Pat Murphy, Jacob Bautista, Joan Gleeson, Juan Palencia, Maria Martinez, Wendy Figueroa, Beverly Moreno, Dave & Sue Armstrong.

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:

English Classes

English classes have started again. They are every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45am to 11:30am in the Parish Office. If you or someone you know is interested, please call the Parish Office.

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Any 3rd to 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball for Epiphany are asked to come to the following try-outs on Mondays, September 22nd & 29th.

3rd Grade: 3:30pm-4:15pm
4th Grade: 4:15pm-5:00pm
5th Grade: 5:00pm-5:45pm
6th Grade: 5:45pm-6:30pm
7th Grade: 6:30pm-7:15pm
8th Grade: 7:15pm-8:00pm

Our athletic program is open to all Epiphany students and public school students living within our Parish boundaries.
GYM: (415) 333-5562

For Your Information

Mandatory Meeting

A mandatory meeting for Commissioning of Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Certification to those who were not yet certified will take place on Sunday, Oct. 19th, at the cafeteria from 2:30-5:00pm. Please be there. Thank you.

Community Wedding

Our Annual Community Wedding will be on November 8th, 2008 at 12:00pm. 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.

Get Ready to Vote

Cometo a 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.

English Conferences:

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

visit or call (415) 614-5570.

“Reno Overnighter”

The Over 50 Club’s trip to Reno has been canceled.

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assis, we will be having two blessings for animals on Friday, Oct. 3rd. There will be one at 8:00am in the schoolyard and one at 9:00am on the Church steps. There will also be a School Mass at 11:00am.

Today’s Collection:

The second collection is for our Religious Education Program.

Next’s Weeks Second Collection:

The second collection will be for the Priests’ Retirement Fund.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,831.00
Second Colletion: $3,656.28

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 20:1-16a
Our ideas of justice are some times selfish and petty when we compare them to God’s justice. That is why some people are surprised that Jesus would tell a story in which five groups of workers who began at different times should all be paid the same at sundown. Yet Jesus points out that those who worked all day received a fair wage and a wage they agreed on from the start. The landowner, who represents God in the story, asks “Are you envious because I am generous?” The answer for many people is yes. They have forgotten that God’s ways are not our ways. They do not remember that the blessings of God’s kingdom are a gift to us.

1.) Have you ever thought, “That’s not fair?” How did thinking like that make you feel?

2.) Did you ever consider that maybe your thinking was wrong rather than the other person’s actions?

3.) We have been told that God’s ways are not our ways. What does that mean in this parable?