Church of the Epiphany
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 12th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, October 12

9:00am CAF Knights of Columbus: Cholesterol Check
11:00am RH RCIA
2:30pm OKH Ushers Meeting

Monday, October 13

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm LIB Finance Council
7:30pm OKH St.Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, October 14

10:00am OKH Over 50
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
7:00pm CAF School Age Baptism Parents Meeting

Wednesday, October 15

7:00pm CAF EPA Meeting
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, October 16

10:00am OKH DRE Meeting
5:00pm CAF Filipino Consultative Board
6:30pm OKH Epiphany of the Lord
7:00pm CAF Grupo de Oracion
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, October 17

7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir

Saturday, October 18

9:30am 7E & 7W Confirmation Classes
9:30am CAF Faith Formation: Parent’s of Communicants ENGLISH
9:30am CH & SCH Faith Formation
11:15 am CAF Faith Formation: Parent’s of Communicants SPANISH
1:00am RH Grief Ministry
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, October 19

9:00am CAF & OKH Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
2:00pm CAF
Mandatary Meeting for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, October 13

6:30am Thanksgiving: Bernal Family
Community Mass:

Thanksgiving: De Castro Family

Tuesday, October 14

6:30am Intention: Jesus Antonio Agpoon
8:00am Anatolia&PrimoVela

Wednesday, October 15

6:30am Intention: Desmond Family
8:00am Emilia Rosi

Thursday, October 16

6:30am Gregorio Garcia
8:00am Rosario Rinoldi

Friday, October 17

6:30am George Lari
8:00am Mary Bottarini

Saturday, October 18

8:00am Tomas Agpoon
5:30pm Michael Neubecker

Sunday, October 19

6:30am Rufino de Leon, Sr.
8:30am Italian Catholic Federation
10:00am Severino Tigbao
11:30am Intention: Mike Espinosa & Family
1:00pm Alfredo Gonzales
5 :30pm Betty & Alfred Vidali

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.

Marciano Del Rosario
Rita Seivert

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.
Come meet new people!

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 served with chili beans, salad and corn. Tickets can be purchased at the Parish Office.
We hope to see you there!

Mark Your Calendars

International Night: Saturday, Nov. 8th

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!

Many thanks!

The Social Responsibility Committee wishes to thank ALL our parish groups, parishioners and SFOP for supporting the Citizenship Drive. Because of your help this event was welcoming and successful. In total, 37 people were assisted, 6 completed the process, others took the paperwork home to complete and the community received valuable information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Kathy Fourre at (415) 587-5901.

Parish Office Closed

In observance of Columbus Day, the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, October 13th. It will reopen on Tuesday, October 14th at 9:00am.


Garage Sale

The Auxiliary of the Little Sisters of the Poor will be having their semi-annual Garage Sale on Friday and Saturday, October 17th &18th, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Little Sisters of the Poor is located at 300 Lake Street St. at 4th Ave. Bus access: #1 California, #2 Clement & #38 Geary. They will be selling furniture, jewelry, clothing, collectibles and much, much more!

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 Maria Elena at (415) 585-7878 or Pastor & Josie at (415) 587-2894.

Madonna Della Guardia Mass

You are invited to the celebration of Mass of the Madonna Della Guardia on Saturday, October 18th, at 10:30am at Corpus Christi Church (62 Santa Rosa Ave, SF). Light complimentary brunch following the Mass. RSVP for brunch required: (415) 515-5102.

Feather Falls Casino

The Grupo Hispano invites you to join them on a trip to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, November 1st. The cost is $17 per person with $10 cash-back. The bus will leave at 7:00am sharp from the corner of Italy & Napes. For information or reservation, please call Maria Elena at (415) 585-7878.

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.

All Saints

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.

School of Religion Meetings

There will be the following meetings for the parents of School of Religion First Communion candidates:

ENGLISH: Oct.14th at 7:00pm and Oct. 18th at 9:30am
SPANISH: Oct. 18th at 11:15am All meetings will be in the cafeteria.

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:

Today’s Second Collection:

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

Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for our Parish Athletic Program.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $10,713.68
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 22:1-14{1-10}
This is a story that actually happened: When a groom-to-be called off the wedding, the bride decided to go ahead with the wedding banquet. Instead of inviting friends and relatives, she invited some homeless people. These unlikely guests in their thrift-shop clothes had a wonderful time. And the bride who didn’t become a bride had the joy of sharing her banquet with them. This story is very similar to today’s gospel and the parable Jesus tells about the feast hosted by God. The invited guests do not show up, so other guests are gathered from the streets and invited to share the table and the joy. Sometimes we might ignore God’s invitation.

1.) Do we recognize that God has an invitation for us every day? How can we receive and accept it?

2.) Have you ever thought that other things were more important, or that you were too busy to accept God’s invitation to Eucharist, sacraments, prayer, or doing something pleasing to God and helpful to others?