Church of the Epiphany
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
November 2, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, November 2

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

Monday, November 3

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm CH All Souls Memorial Mass
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, November 4

11:00am SMJ Holy Rosary Sodality
5:00pm RH Soul Youth Group
7:00pm CAF Confirmation Lv 2
7:30pm SMJ Grupo Hispano

Wednesday, November 5

11:00am CRY SCC (FC)
7:00pm CAF School: Computer Training
7:00pm OKH Spanish Marriage Encounter

Thursday, November 6

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

Friday, November 7

7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir
7:00pm OKH Spanish Baptismal Preparation Class
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission

Saturday, November 8

9:30am 8-E&8-W Confirmation Class
9:30am CH & SCH Faith Formation
12:00pm CH Community Wedding
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:30pm CAF
11th Annual International Night Dinner
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, November 9

11:00am RH RCIA

Mass Intentions

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 Novena

Monday, November 3

6:30am Camilo & Carmen Erfe
Community Mass:

Porfina Natividad
Renato Canto
Hilda Grescon
Juan & Sofia Saniel

7:00pm All Souls Novena

Tuesday, November 4

6:30am All Souls Novena
8:00am Antonio Jara

Wednesday, November 5

6:30am All Souls Novena
8:00am Porfiria Natividad

Thursday, November 6

6:30am John & Sophie Arias
8:00am All Souls Novena

Friday, November 7

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:00am All Souls Novena

Saturday, November 8

8:00am All Souls Novena
5:30pm John Mazza

Sunday, November 9

6:30am Leonida De Sagun
8:30am Enrique Olivarez
10:00am Evelyn C. Grossmann
11:30am Mario Jovel
1:00pm Alberto & Dolores Rimon
5 :30pm All Souls Novena

Pray for the Sick

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, Vilma Gutierrez, Fran Hartle, Rosie Joseph, Leonard Huddleston, Armando Lanza, Gemma Lavapiez, Diana Leung, J.R. Litehiser, Frank Loomis, Margie Lopez, Luis Lopez, Ray Lopez, Olivia Lumapas, Elisa Mangabay, Lupita Márquez, José Rene Mena, Marilyn Menjivar, Celeste McFarland, Julia Miranda, Josie Moggia, Lorena Morales, Lou Nardi, Deborah Nunu, Dorothy Peter, Raul Perez, Peg Philpott, Father Franc Shifrar, Baby Natalie Solis, Tina Strebel, Remedios Ramos, Edwin R. 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.

Olga Anleu
Alfred Hooper
Paula Huddleston
Rodolfo Rios
Natividad Casal

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

All Souls Day

Sunday, November 2nd is All Souls Day. Offering envelopes can be found at all the entrances of the church.

Special Mass

On Nov. 3rd at 7:00pm there will be a special Memorial Mass for all who have died during this past year, especially focusing on those who were parishioners and were buried from Epiphany. This is a Parish Mass and all are invited to participate.

Marriage: Bishops’ Statement in Support of Proposition 8

The issue before us with Proposition 8 is “marriage”--an ancient, yet modern, human institution which pre-exists both Church and government. Marriage, history shows us, is intrinsic to stable, flourishing and hospitable societies. Although cultural differences have occurred, what has never changed is that marriage is the ideal relationship between a man and a woman for the purpose of procreation and the continuation of the human race. We must support traditional marriage as the source of our civilization, the foundation for a society that can be home at all human beings, and the reflection of our relationship with God.
-California Conference of Catholic Bishops

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.


Confirmation Meeting

Confirmation Level 2 students, parents and sponsors are asked to attend an important meeting on Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00pm in the cafeteria

Cache Creek Casino

The Epiphany Over 50 Club invites you to join them at the Cache Creek Casino on Tuesday, November 18th. The cost is $26 per person with bonuses. For reservations, please call Ken at (415) 334-3650 or Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave at exactly 8:30am from O’Keefe Hall on Amazon & Naples.

International Night Donations

Our Annual International Night Dinner celebration is right around the corner. This is one of the many special ways we gather together and celebrate our diversities. We are hoping you and your family will be able to join us. We are also asking for your help.
We are asking for:

raffle prizes
baked goodies for desserts

Please contact Jenny or Maria at the Parish Office (415) 333-7630.
Thank you so much!


We will be celebrating the feast day of St. Cecilia on Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm in Epiphany’s Church 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 under the music direction of Leon Palad. We encourage our parishioners to participate in this endeavor to help in the re-establishment of our youth choir.
Contact persons: Danny Bernal (415) 469-9814 and Elnie Estacio (415) 830-7502.

For Your Information

October 2008 Mass Count

This is the time of year that we count our parishioners as a means of measuring the attendance in the parishes from year to year. These statistics are used for reporting to the various dicasteries in Rome and others.

Here are our counts (average):

Saturday 5:30pm= 294 total, 86 men, 165 women & 31children
Sunday 6:30am= 119 total, 49 men, 67 women & 3 children
Sunday 8:30am= 348 total, 117 men, 202 women & 30 children
Sunday 10:00am= 545 total, 175 men, 278 women & 92 children
Sunday 11:30am= 487 total, 139 men, 247 women & 102 children
Sunday 1:00pm= 320 total, 99 men, 174 women & 48 children
Sunday 5:30pm= 415 total, 145 men, 201 women & 52 children

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!

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 assigned goal is $84,800.00.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $ 9,368.20
Second Collection:
$ 1,145.80

Reflections GOSPEL: John 6:37-40
We know that we will die just as Jesus knew he would die. What does this gospel mean then? Jesus is telling us some wonderful news: for those who believe, death is not an end but a beginning. It is a passage to a new life that is so extraordinary we can’t begin to imagine it. We saw a hint of this new life on Easter. Death does not win. Life wins.

1.) How can we help others believe that “life wins!”?

2.) What are your expectations of this new life?

3.) Try to imagine what this new life would be like.