Church of the Epiphany
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 5th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, October 5

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

Monday, October 6

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm LIB Capital Campaign
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, October 7

11:00am SMA Holy Rosary Sodality
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
7:00pm CAF School Age Baptism Parents Meeting
7:30pm SMJ Grupo Hispano

Wednesday, October 8

7:00pm RH SCC Core Group
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, October 9

6:30pm OKH 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, October 10

7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir
7:30pm OKH English Baptismal Preparation Class

Saturday, October 11

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
11:15 am CAF Teachers Meeting
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, October 12

9:00am CAF Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA

Monday, October 13


Mass Intentions

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

Monday, October 6

6:30am Gretchen Leytem
Community Mass:

Medicia Garcia
Gregoria De Sagun
Edmundo Talag

Tuesday, October 7

6:30am Bill & Flo Murphy
8:00am Frank & SalvatoreAnnuzzi

Wednesday, October 8

6:30am Pelagio & Magtanggol Alon
8:00am Jesus Ayala & Narciso Martinez

Thursday, October 9

6:30am Edmundo Talag
8:00am Tonni Chico

Friday, October 10

6:30am Mingo & Louisa Baciocco
8:00am Pacing Rivera

Saturday, October 11

8:00am Intention: Desmond Family
5:30pm Thomas Lavin, Jr.

Sunday, October 12

6:30am Pat & Leoncia Briones
8:30am George & Barbara Habib and Family
10:00am Eduardo Bautista
11:30am Clara Chia
1:00pm People of the Parish
5 :30pm John Quattrin

Pray for the Sick

Mary & Richard Anduha, Olga Anleu, Arnold & Allyson Artes, Paulette Bennett, Magdalena Blanco,Timoteo Bohol, Faustino Buenaventura, Oliva Calixto, Delia Carrasco, Nathan Carzon, Krystal Chan, 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 , Marilyn Menjivar, Celeste McFarland, Sally Miltier, Julia Miranda, Josie Moggia, Lorena Morales, Lou Nardi, Deborah Nunu, Dorothy Peter, Peg Philpott, Father Franc Shifrar, Baby Natalie Solis, Tina Strebel, Remedios Ramos, Elsa & Max Ramos, Evelyn Rosales,Tom Repetto, Joe Valerga, Ruby Vasquez, 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.

Gaspar Caballero
Marciano Del Rosario
Marion Lichty
Josefina Ribeiro
Luis Rozario

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Small Christian Communities

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

Annual 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. There will be a choice of either hamburgers or hotdogs. Tickets can be purchased at the Parish Office. We hope to see you there!

Mark Your Calendars

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

The Italian Catholic Federation Br. 20 would like to thank everyone who supported their Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout. They appreciate your patronage!

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

October Schedules

October schedules for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers are available for pickup at the Parish Office OR they can be downloaded from:

Please Pray for

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Margaret Mary Polacchi, CSJ, the daughter of our one-time, long-ago custodian and sacristan, Dominic Polacchi.


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.

Thunder Valley Casino Trip

The Epiphany Over 50 Club invites you to join them on a Thunder Valley Casino trip on Tuesday, October 21. The cost is $26 per person with bonuses. For reservations, please call Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave at exactly 8:30am from Italy & Naples Streets.

Halloween Dinner/Dance

The Grupo Hispano-Americano invites everyone to their annual Halloween Dinner/Dance on Saturday, October 25th. Doors open at 6:30pm with no-host cocktails.

Tickets are $20. Prizes will be given to the best costumes! For information or tickets please call MariaElena at (415) 585-7878 or Pastor & Josie at (415) 587-2894.

Nano Nagle Hall

Be a part of Nano Nagle Hall history! There are still a few tiles available on Nano Nagle Hall’s lobby floor. Those interested are asked to pickup an order form at the Parish Office.

November 1, 2008

Saturday, November 1st is the Solemnity of All Saints. Because this solemnity falls on a Saturday this year, it is NOT a holy day of obligation.

For Your Information

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.

Presentation of Candidates

Our School of Religion candidates for First Communion will be presented on Sunday, October 26th at the 10:00am Mass.

Gospel Mass & Workshop

There will be a Gospel Music Workshop and Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The workshop will run October 15, 16 & 17 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and the Mass will be on October 18 at 5:30pm. Archbishop George Niederauer will be the presider. For details please call (415) 614-5504 or email:

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 or 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 Niederauer will be the presider.

Today’s Second Collection:

The second collection is for our Parish School

Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Our goal is $84,800.00

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $ 9,040.37
Second Collection:
$ 3,179.34

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 21:33-43
Jesus compares God to a vineyard owner whose messengers go to the tenants of the vineyard to collect his share of the grapes at harvest time. But the tenants beat, stone, or murder the owner’s messengers. When the owner sends his son, the tenants treat him as they did the messenger. They kill the son, hoping to keep the vineyard, his inheritance, for themselves.

The son in the parable is Jesus, of course, and the messengers are God’s prophets, who speak in God’s name. Jesus is reminding us that the kingdom will be taken away from those who do not give God a harvest of good works.

1.) When Jesus was telling the story of what happened to the prophets and to the son, how do you think he must have felt?

2.) Are we rejecting any of God’s messengers, or in any way rejecting Jesus?

3.) How can we accept Jesus and his messengers in our lives?