Church of the Epiphany
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 19th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, October 19

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

Monday, October 20

5:30pm CH Knights of Columbus
7:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus Assembly
7:00pm OKH Knights of Columbus
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, October 21

12:00pm OKH Knights of Columbus
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
5:30pm CAF School: reception
5:30pm CH Knights of Columbus
7:00pm CH School: NJHS Ceremony

Wednesday, October 22

5:30pm CH Knights of Columbus
7:00pm OKH Knights of Columbus
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, October 23

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 24

7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir
7:00pm GYM Youth Ministry

Saturday, October 25

9:30am CH & SCH Faith Formation
2:30pm OKH FCC
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:30pm CAF Grupo Hispano’s:
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, October 26

11:00am RH RCIA
2:30pm RH Education Commission
5:00pm CAF Filipino Consultative Board

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, October 20

6:30am Rosina Cava
Community Mass:

Emma Rodriguez
James Peter

Tuesday, October 21

6:30am Agripino & Cerla Diaz
8:00am Juliode Jesus

Wednesday, October 22

6:30am Thanksgiving:Ubonrak & Patricia Fungrabil
8:00am People of the Parish

Thursday, October 23

6:30am Arianne Herrera (birthday)
8:00am Marcelino Tolosa

Friday, October 24

6:30am Father Filmon Ojeda
8:00am Juan Aguilar

Saturday, October 25

8:00am Evelyn Grossmann
5:30pm Michael Downing & John Russo

Sunday, October 26

6:30am People of the Parish
8:30am Til Fraguglia
10:00am Efren Uchi
11:30am Yasmine Diaz
1:00pm Intention: Cesaria Gonzales
5 :30pm John Arias

Pray for the Sick

Olga Anleu, Arnold & Allyson Artes, Magdalena Blanco,Timoteo Bohol, Faustino Buenaventura, Oliva Calixto, Sister Eileen Canelo, 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, 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, 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.

Archer Balidio
Louis Mattioli
Paul Linney
Jose Oropeza
Rodolfo Rios

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Today is World Mission Sunday

We’re all Missionaries! Do you know the date of your Baptism? Well, on that day, you became a missionary, called by our Lord to share your faith with those around you-and to be part of the Church’s mission to the world. Jesus Himself directed His followers to go into the whole world and proclaim His Gospel--the “Good News” of His love for us--to all people (see Mark 16:15). That mission is now directed to each one of us. On World Mission Sunday, we have the opportunity to be part of the Church’s missionary work in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands through our prayers and support offered to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

Marriage Initiative Calls us to Countercultural

We are called to participate in the civic process as a means of witnessing the Gospel values of love, compassion and respect for all life. If we do this, the world will be a better place for all. That is why our Church has taken such a strong position in the upcoming state ballot measure that will decide how marriage is defined in California. Like St.Paul, our care and concern extend beyond our existing Catholic communities. This is where the true importance of Proposition 8 lies--in the precedent it would set for society. With the validation of law, this new definition of marriage will take root in our society, undermining God’s plan for creation.
-Bishop Gerald Barnes, San Bernardino

Mark Your Calendars

International Night: Saturday, November 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 this Sunday, Oct. 19th, in the cafeteria from 2:30-5:00pm. Please be there. Thank you!


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.

Social Responsibility Meeting

On October 28th the Social Responsibility Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30pm in the Convent. The major agenda item will be follow-up on the Citizenship Drive. All are invited and all suggestions are welcome.
Please contact Kathy Fourre at (415) 587-5901 or at for more info.

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.

All Saints Day

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.

All Souls Day

Sunday, November 2nd is All Souls Day. Offering envelopes can be found at all the entrances of the church. On November 3rd at 7:00pm the Grief Ministry will be having an All Souls Memorial Mass for those parishioners who died in the past year

For Your Information

11th Annual International Night

We are glad to announce our International Night Dinner. It will be held on Saturday, November 8th after the 5:30pm Mass in the cafeteria. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for kids. Our menu consists of ALL YOU CAN EAT food from our diverse ethnicities: Afro-American, Hispanic, Italian, Filipino, Irish and Chinese --plus desserts! Raffle tickets are also on sale. 1st prize is $2,000 cash! Raffle tickets are selling $5 per ticket or $25 for a booklet of 6. Get your tickets today at the Parish Office. Join us as we celebrate our diversity.

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.

Archbishop Riordan High School

“Brotherhood begins here!” Riordan has been educating the young men of San Francisco in the Marianist Tradition since 1949. They will be having an Open House on Sunday, November 2nd at 10:00am. Riordan is located at 175 Phelan Ave. Visit

Mercy High School

Mercy High School cordially invites all 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents to an Open House on Sunday, October 28th. The program begins promptly at 9:00am. Mercy is located at 3250 19th Ave. (Across from Stonestown). For more info. Please contact the admissions office: (415) 584-5929.

Today’s Second Collection:

The second collection is for the World Mission Sunday appeal

Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for our Parish Athletic Program.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,075.20
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 22:15-21
Jesus too is full of surprises! When his enemies think they have laid the perfect trap for him, Jesus doesn’t get caught. His questioners ask whether it is against God’s law to pay taxes to the Roman emperor, a pagan ruler. If Jesus says yes, he will be in trouble with the Romans. If he says no, he will be in trouble with the majority of his own people. Jesus gives a masterful answer. He tells his questioners that if they use Caesar’s money, then they have to pay for it. But they must also pay what belongs to God, who takes care of our needs. Jesus’ answer addresses a much more important issue: our relationship with God.

1.) Jesus’ enemies want to trap him and they start the conversation by saying nice things. What do they say? What is the trick question they finally ask? Does Jesus answer?

2.) What would you say that in your life belongs to Caesar? What belongs to God?

3.) Can you think of any issues in our country where the ideas of the government might be a problem to one who is trying to live for God?