Church of the Epiphany
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 28th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, September 28

8:00am CAF ICF: Spaghetti Takeout
9:30am OKH Diabetes & Stroke Lecture
11:00am RH RCIA
2:00pm RH Filipino Consultative
2:30pm OKH Adult Faith Formation
2:30pm CH Baptisms (English)
5:30pm CH San Lorenzo de Ruiz
6:30pm CAF San Lorenzo Ruiz Reception

Monday, September 29

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
6:30pm RH Spiritual Life Commission
7:30pm OKH St. Vincent de Paul

Tuesday, September 30

5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
7:00pm CAF School Age Baptism Parents Meeting

Wednesday, October 1

6:00pm CAF Citizenship Training
7:00pm RH Core Group
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, October 2

6:30pm OKH Epiphany of the Lord
7:00pm 7W Grupo de Oracion
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, October 3

8:00am YD Blessing of animals
9:00am CH Blessing of animals
11:00am CH School Mass
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission
7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir
7:30pm OKH Spanish Baptismal Preparation Class

Saturday, October 4

9:00am CAF & OKH
Citizenship Drive
9:00am CH “Weekly Weeders”
9:30am 7E & 7W Confirmation Class
9:30am CH Faith Formation’s Opening Mass
9:30am RH Spanish School Age Baptism Parent’s Meeting
10:00am SCH Faith Formation
4:00pm CH Confessions
7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso continued

Sunday, October 5

11:00am RH RCIA
2:45 pm CAF Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound

Mass Intentions

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.

Monday, September 29

6:30am Rosina Cava
Community Mass:

Ponciano & Miguela Juangco
Maria Miranda
Hunter Ogden
Edmundo Talag

Tuesday, September 30

6:30am Intention: Michelle Sumabat
8:00am Intention:Desmond Family

Wednesday, October 1

6:30am Sperry Lari
8:00am Robert Ha

Thursday, October 2

6:30am Thanksgiving: Bernal Family
8:00am Intention: Cordes Family

Friday, October 3

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:00am Joseph Bottarini

Saturday, October 4

8:00am Frank Fabula
5:30pm Howard Neubecker

Sunday, October 5

6:30am John Russo
8:30am Socorro Barcenas
10:00am Victoriano Uchi
11:30am Zenaida Escoto
1:00pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan
5 :30pm Violet Samonte

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, Editha Esparza, Jordan Eugenio, Al Fresquez, Bob Gardner, Dennis Gillikin, Filmon & Sally Gotaj, Samuel Gutierrez, Fran Hartle, Leonard & Paula Huddleston, Rosie Joseph, Delia Kekulawela, Armando Lanza, Gemma Lavapiez, Diana Leung, J.R. Litehiser, Frank Loomis, Margie Lopez, Luis Lopez, Ray Lopez, Lupita Márquez, José Rene Mena , Celeste McFarland, Sally Miltier, Julia Miranda, Josie Moggia, Lorena Morales, 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.

Liliana Escobedo
Aida Linares
Grace Patterson

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

San Lorenzo Ruiz

The feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila will be celebrated on Sunday, September 28th at the 5:30pm Mass. A reception will follow in the cafeteria.

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assis, we will be having two blessings for animals on Friday, October 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.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

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!

October 4th: Citizenship Drive

Form N-400 training for volunteers will be on October 1 at 6:00pm. Finally, our Citizenship Project will be on Saturday, October 4th 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, October 18th
International Night: Saturday, November 8th

The entire Epiphany Staff wishes to extend their warmest gratitude to everyone for making the O’Keefe Hall Grand Re-Opening such a special and memorable event! We would like to thank everyone who attended. We want to especially thank those who worked so hard in the kitchen to prepare the food and also those who decorated. Thank you to everyone who made donations and thank you to everyone we have forgotten. May God repay each and every one of you. God Bless!


Small Christian Communities

Satisfy your hunger to get to know God Better! Come and join the Small Christian Community and meet new people and be strengthened by these relationships.
Sign-ups will be on October 11th & 12th, at all Masses. Faith sharing session will begin November 2nd to 29th.

“Weekly Weeders”

The Weekly Weeders wish to thank Barbara Bottarini and Regina Solis for donating gardening tools! Also, they wish to invite everyone to their meeting on Saturday, October 4th from 9:00am to 11:00am. They will meet on the church steps.

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, October 19th, in the cafeteria from 2:30-5:00pm. Please be there. Thank you!

Lecture Series

In honor of the Jubilee Year of St. Paul, Fr. Dave Pettingill will be presenting a five-week Lecture Series at St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church entitled: “Let Paul Speak to the Nations!” Everyone is invited to share the experience on Tuesdays: September 30, October 7, 14, 21and 28. Light snacks will be served at 6:30pm and lectures will run from 7:15pm to 9:00pm. There is a $25 registration fee, but scholarships are available.

Boy’s Basketball Tryouts

Our athletic program is open to all Epiphany students, students attending our Religious Education Program as well as public school students LIVING WITHIN our parish boundaries. Tryouts will be on Monday, October 6th as following:

3rd Grade: 4pm-5pm
4th Grade: 5pm-6pm
5th Grade: 6pm-7pm
6th Grade: 7pm-8pm
7th Grade: 8pm-9pm

For further information, please contact Rick at the Gym, (415) 333-5562.

For Your Information

Parish Barbecue

Our Annual Parish Barbecue will be held after the 5:30pm Mass on Saturday, October 18th, in the cafeteria. Tickets: adults $7 & children $5. More information to follow.

What is Marriage?

Marriage, as instituted by God, is a faithful, exclusive, lifelong union of a man and a woman joined in an intimate community of life and love. They commit themselves completely to each other and to the wondrous responsibility of bringing children into the world and caring for them. The call to marriage is woven deeply into the human spirit. Man and woman are equal. However, as created, they are different from but made for each other. This complementarity draws them together in a mutually loving union that should be always open to the procreation of children. These truths about marriage are present in the order of nature and can be perceived by the light of human reason. They have been confirmed by Divine Revelation and in Sacred Scripture.
-Bishop Gerald Barnes, San Bernadino

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.

English Classes

English classes held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45am to 11:30am in the Parish Office. Please call the Parish Office for information.

Today’s Second Collection:

The second collection is for the Priests’ Retirement Fund.

Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for our Parish School.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,329.95
Second Colletion:
$ 1,593.61

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 21: 28-32
Jesus tells a parable to a group of religious leaders. He wants them to figure out which one of the sons did his father’s will. Was it the one who said yes but never showed up? Or was it the one who said no but later repented and carried out the father’s wishes. Sometimes people can deceive us by smooth talk. But God is never deceived. Like Jesus, our lives can be a “yes” to God the Father in word and deed.

1.) Have you ever said, “yes” to someone and then not done what you agreed to do?

2.) Did you ever say “no” to someone who asked you (like a parent or teacher) but then regretted it and changed your mind?

3.) Jesus is making it clear that sinners who repent are entering the kingdom before the priests and elders who did not repent and believe. What do you think of this?