Church of the Epiphany
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
November 9, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, November 9

11:00am RH RCIA

Monday, November 10

1:00pm KIT Over 50
5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:30pm OKH St.Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, November 11

Veteran’s Day (office closed) SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN
10:00am OKH Over 50
7:00pm RH Finance Council

Wednesday, November 12

11:00am CRY SCC (FC)
7:00pm OKH Spanish Marriage Encounter
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, November 13

11:00am CH Honors Assembly
6:30pm CRY Epiphany of the Lord Prayer Group
7:00pm CAF Italian Catholic Federation
7:00pm OKH Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm SMJ SCC (EN)
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, November 14

3:00pm KIT Grupo Hispano
3:00pm OKH SCC (CA)
7:00pm DR Jubilee Choir
7:00pm SMJ SCC (EN)
7:30pm OKH English Baptismal Preparation Class

Saturday, November 15

9:00am CAF Grupo Hispano
9:30am CH School of Religion: Thanksgiving Prayer Service
9:30am 8-E&8-W Confirmation Class
1:00pm CH Jubilee Choir
1:00pm RH Grief Ministry
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:00pm OKH Spanish Marriage Encounter
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, November 10

6:30am Marcelino & Leogarda Naval
Community Mass:

Carmen Santos
Agapita Guiang
Ramon Esquivel
Cathlyn Flores
Ilse Garcia

Tuesday, November 11

6:30am Jessica Ramos
8:00am Alfredo Gilbuena

Wednesday, November 12

6:30am Marie Balestrieri
8:00am Giuseppe Giambruno

Thursday, November 13

6:30am Porfina Natividad
8:00am Hugo Morales

Friday, November 14

6:30am Thanksgiving: Bernal Family
8:00am Nila Corpuz

Saturday, November 15

8:00am Jerry Butcher
5:30pm Michael Downing & John Russo

Sunday, November 16

6:30am Rodolfo De Castro
8:30am Teodulo Magsaysay
10:00am Eduardo Bautista
11:30am Alfred Hooper
1:00pm Ruben Lavarias
5 :30pm John Quattrin

Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes, Odet Atiya 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, Con Fahey, Al Fresquez, Bob Gardner, Dennis Gillikin, Filmon & Sally Gotaj, Samuel Gutierrez, Vilma Gutierrez, Fran Hartle, Linda Ibarra, 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, Deveda Martinez, 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.

Honorio Velchez

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Parish Office Closed

In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Parish Office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th. The office will re-open on Wednesday at 9:00am.

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!

Dominican Sisters’ Holiday Boutique

Looking for special Christmas or holiday gifts? Come to the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Holiday Boutique and you will find creative, artistic and delectable items you won’t find anywhere else! The annual Holiday Boutique takes place on Saturday and Sunday November 22nd & 23rd from 10:00am to 4:00pm, held at the Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse (43326 Mission Blvd, Fremont). Admission is free and all are most welcome. Proceeds benefit the on-going ministries of the Dominican Sisters. For information, please contact Sister Barbara Larner, O.P. At (510) 657-2468 ext. 6310

Jubilee Year

To commemorate the dedication of the Basilicas of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Rome and as a special celebration of the jubilee year honoring the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Saint Paul, all are invited to join Archbishop Niederauer for Evening Prayer on Tuesday, November 18th, 7:00pm at Saints Peter & Paul Church (666 Filbert Street, SF). For information, please call (415) 614-5586.

Thanksgiving Day Masses

Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday, November 27th. Masses will be held at 6:30am and 9:00am.


Thunder Valley Casino

The Epiphany Over 50 Club invites you to join them at Thunder Valley 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.

Feather Falls Casino

The Grupo Hispano invites you to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, November 22nd. The cost is $17 per person with $10 cash-back. The bus will depart at 7:00am sharp from the corner of Italy & Naples Streets. For information and/or reservations, please call Maria Elena at (415) 585-7878.


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

Missionaries of Charity

The missionaries of Charity (Sisters of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) invite you to the First Profession of Vows of eight of their novices on Monday, December 8th, at St. Peter’s Church (1200 Florida Street at 24th). The holy Mass will begin at 4:00pm, all are welcome! Please keep the sisters in your prayers.

Foundress Day Mass

Everyone is invited to celebrate Foundress Day on Friday, November 21st. There will be a school mass in honor of Nano Nagle, the foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation at 11:00am. All are welcome.

For Your Information

Mandatory Meeting

For those Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers who did not attend the 10/19/2008 meeting. This will be held on Sunday, November 23rd at 2:30pm in O’Keefe Hall. Please be there. Thank you.

Thanksgiving Schedule

The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27th & 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will re-open on Saturday, November 29th at 9:00am. Also, there will be NO School of Religion classes on Saturday, November 29th.

Cholesterol Screening

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a cholesterol check by CPMC on Sunday, November 23rd in O’Keefe Hall from 9:00am and on. All are invited.

Advent Recollection

The Christmas season is quickly approaching. In preparation for this joyful time, the Knights of Columbus invite you to their Advent Recollection on Saturday, November 22nd in O’Keefe Hall from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The theme is “Learning again the Basics of our Faith.” Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Today’s Second Collection:

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

Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for our School of Religion Program.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,470.66
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: John 2:13-22
Today’s gospel presents a rare picture of Jesus expressing his anger at the misuse of the Temple. Merchants had turned the house of prayer into a marketplace for buying and selling. Jesus overturned their money tables and drove them out of the Temple. Jesus’ reaction helps us to realize how easily we can get our priorities mixed up. The merchants had surely lost sight of why people came to the Temple. It was built to be the people’s holy place and visiting it was their time to worship the Lord; it was not intended as a place to do business. This bad practice probably started small and increased over a period of time. Like the Jerusalem Temple, churches, mosques and other holy places built of stone and mortar will eventually crumble and fall, but the presence of Jesus remains. Gathered together in his name and empowered by his presence, the community of believers is a living temple, a holy people, a holy place.

1.) Who or what helps you when you find your priorities mixed up?

2.) How can we keep bad habits from gaining a foothold in our lives?

3.) When does anger seem justified? When is anger not justified?