Church of the Epiphany
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 26th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, October 26

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

Monday, October 27

7:30pm OKH St.Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, October 28

10:00am OKH Over 50 Lunch
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm CAF Confirmation Lv 2
7:00pm OKH Spanish Marriage Encounter
7:30pm DR Social Responsibility

Wednesday, October 29

7:00pm OKH Spanish Marriage Encounter

Thursday, October 30

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 31

6:00pm CAF School Halloween Party
7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir

Saturday, November 1

9:30am 8-E&8-W Confirmation Class
9:30am CH & SCH Faith Formation
4:00pm CH Confessions
7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir

Sunday, November 2

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

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, October 27

6:30am Celia Javier
Community Mass:

Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
Intention: Winnie Cheung
Hilda Grescon
Natiridad Valera

Tuesday, October 28

6:30am Intention: Amparo Hidalgo
8:00am Intention: Cordes Family

Wednesday, October 29

6:30am Domingo & Rosario Baun
8:00am Jesus Ayala

Thursday, October 30

6:30am Intention: Caridad Masangkay
8:00am People of the Parish

Friday, October 31

6:30am Sophie Arias
8:00am Simona Gilbuena

Saturday, November 1

8:00am Pio Bomio
5:30pm All Souls

Sunday, November 2

6:30am John Leytem
8:30am Lino Sacchi
10:00am Pete Repetto
11:30am The Chang Family
1:00pm Domingo & Catalina Gonzales
5 :30pm All Souls

Pray for the Sick

Olga Anleu, Arnold & Allyson Artes, Paulette Bennett, Magdalena Blanco,Timoteo Bohol, Faustino Buenaventura, Oliva Calixto, Sister Eileen Canelo, Delia Carrasco, Nathan Carzon, Krystal Chan, Winnie Cheung, Abdon A. & John David, Magdalena David, Dawn Devenere, Aurora Escalona, Editha Esparza, 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, Richard Ryan, 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.

Alana Kelleher
Carmel Toledo
Natividad Velasco
Honorio Velchez

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Marriage: Catechism of the Catholic Church

Crystallizing the teaching on marriage, the Catechism of the Catholic Church proclaims: God himself is the author or marriage. The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures and spiritual attitudes. The wellbeing of the individual person and of both human and Christian society is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and family life.
-Catechism of the Catholic Church (1603, 1604)

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.

Thank you!

We would like to thank everyone who joined us at our Parish Barbecue. Also, we would like to thank the Social Cultural Committee and everyone who helped them . We had a great turnout with good food and great company. THANK YOU!

Catholic High School Open Houses

Mercy, SF:
Oct. 28 at 9:00am
Immaculate Conception Academy:
Nov. 1 at 9:00am
Archbishop Riordan:
Nov. 2 at 11:00am

Happy Halloween!
We wish everyone a Happy, Fun and Safe Halloween!

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: African-American, Hispanic, Italian, Filipino, Irish and Chinese --plus desserts! Raffle tickets are also on sale. 1st prize is $2,000 cash plus many, many other prizes! 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.

Feather Falls Casino

The Grupo Hispano invites you to join them on a trip to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, Nov.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 reservations, 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 Nov. 3rd at 7:00pm the Grief Ministry will be having an All Souls Memorial Mass for those parishioners who died in the past year.

All Souls’ Day Mass

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma invites you to join them for a month of faith, prayer and remembrance. The month begins with Mass on Saturday, November 1st at 11:00am in the All Souls Mausoleum Chapel. Bishop Ignatius Wang will be the presider. Refreshments will be served in the courtyard following the Mass. Please call (650) 756-2060 or visit

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.

Tamale Making

The Grupo Hispano is asking for helpers on Saturday, Nov. 15th, starting at 8:00am in the cafeteria. They will be making their tamales for the December celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. No tamale experience needed, just bring an apron!


We will be celebrating the feast day of St. Cecilia on Saturday, November 22 with “Jubilatio,” a concert presented by our very own Jubilee Choir, who are also celebrating their 10th anniversary, together with St. Thomas More’s 8:00pm Choir. We encourage our parishioners to participate in this endeavor to help in the re-establishment of our youth choir. The evening promises a fulfilling experience with sacred songs, pre-Christmas tunes and instrumental ensembles.Contact persons: Danny Bernal (415) 469-9814 and Elnie Estacio (415) 830-7502.

Daylight Saving Time Ends

On Sunday, Nov. 2nd at 2:00am

Daylight Saving Time Ends. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back!

Today’s Second Collection:

The second collection is for our Parish Athletic Program.

Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for our Parish School.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,631.21
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 22:34-40
When you heard the Pharisee’s question to Jesus, did you know what the answer would be? If not, now would be a good time to learn the answer by heart. Which is the greatest commandment? Jesus quotes the law of love in two parts. First we must love God with our entire selves. Out of that love of God grows the love of others. We must love our neighbors with as much care and concern as we have for ourselves. Does it seem very easy to love? As we try to do it, we will find it can be very difficult.

1.) Why do you think most people say that this is the most important teaching of Jesus?

2.) Why is it called the “law of love”?

3.) How does this sum up the ten commandments and other teachings of Jesus?

4.) Who are our neighbors? What does “as yourself” mean?