Church of the Epiphany
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 16, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, November 16

11:00am RH RCIA
12:30pm RH Spanish Ushers
2:00pm OKH Filipino Society
2:30pm RH Education Commission
7:00pm OKH Spanish Marriage Encounter

Monday, November 17

10:00am SMJ St. Michael’s Ministry
5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, November 18

5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
6:00pm CH Jubilee Choir
7:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus Assembly

Wednesday, November 19

11:00am CRY SCC (FC)
6:00pm CH Jubilee Choir
7:00pm CAF EPA Meeting
7:00pm SMJ Spanish Marriage Encounter
7:00pm RH SCC Core Team
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, November 20

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

Friday, November 21

11:00am CH Foundress Day Mass
3:00pm RH SCC (CA)
6:30pm CHP Jubilee Choir

Saturday, November 22

8:00am OKH Knights of Columbus Advent Recollection
10:00am SMJ St.Michael’s Ministry
4:00pm CH Confessions
7:30pm CH “Jubilatio” Jubilee Choir Concert
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, November 17

6:30am Mingo & Louisa Baciocco
Community Mass:

Raquel Dango
Adelardo Sison
Hilda Grescon
Intention: Ray Lopez

Tuesday, November 18

6:30am Bill & Flo Murphy
8:00am Daniel Espinosa

Wednesday, November 19

6:30am Cathlyn Jane Bantug
8:00am Severino Tigbao

Thursday, November 20

6:30am Cyril Leytem
8:00am Eddie Del Rosario

Friday, November 21

6:30am People of the Parish
8:00am Jacobe Yap Imperial

Saturday, November 22

8:00am Sam Lucia
5:30pm Valerie Puccetti

Sunday, November 23

6:30am Eutaquio Anulacion
8:30am Nina & Salvatore Balestrieri
10:00am Valeriana & Jose Rimon
11:30am Antonino Espinosa and Family
1:00pm Lottie Favale
5 :30pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan

Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes, Odet Atiya, Angela Aviles-O’Shea, Paulette Bennett, Magdalena Blanco, Timoteo Bohol, Faustino Buenaventura, Oliva Calixto, 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, Leona Lawrence, Remigio Leonardo, 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, Ramona Pinkerman, Dorothy Peter, Raul Perez, Peg Philpott, Dolores Quattrin, Remedios Ramos, Edwin R. Ramos, Elsa & Max Ramos, Evelyn Rosales,Tom Repetto, Richard Ryan, Father Franc Shifrar, Baby Natalie Solis, Tina Strebel, 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.

Pete Bonilla
Celso Cruz
Armando Hernandez
Lupita Márquez
Shivna Reddy

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Thank You!

The entire Epiphany staff wishes to thank everyone who joined us at our 11th Annual International Night. We had a great turn out. The evening was full of great company, delicious food and fun entertainment. Thank you for making this event successful for our parish. We would also like to congratulate the raffle winners:

1st prize $2,000= Linda Desimone
2nd prize $1,500= Nora Capistrano
3rd prize $500= Josua Barton
4th prize $250 (tuition)= Nora Capistrano
5th prize $250(tuition)=Mr. & Mrs. Ben Del Mar
6th prize basketball hoop= Ampy Hidalgo
7th prize $100 (Over 50)= Mr. Caton

All other prize winners will be notified by phone. THANK YOU!!

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.

Girls’ Tryouts

Following is the schedule for the first tryouts for the 2009 Epiphany girls basketball teams. All tryouts will be held in the gym. Tuesday, November 18th:

3rd Grade: 5:30pm-6:00pm
4th Grade: 6:00pm-6:30pm
5th Grade: 6:30pm-7:00pm
6th Grade: 7:00pm-7:30pm
7th Grade: 7:30pm-8:00pm
8th Grade: 8:00pm-8:30pm

For more information, call Maureen Moriarty at (415) 584-7941.

Important 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.


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

Thanksgiving Day Masses

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

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.

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

Today’s Second Collection:

The second collection is for our parish School of Religion Program.

Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for the Campaign for Human Development.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $10,639.20
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 25:14-30 {14-15, 19-21}
Why do you think Jesus told his disciples the parable in today’s reading? Perhaps he does not want them to mistake being humble with hiding ones skills and abilities. Each of the three servants receives a certain amount of money from the master. The first two servants use their gift wisely and increase their master’s investment. But the third servant, out of fear and lack of self-confidence, buries the money. When the master returns, that servant has nothing to offer him but the small amount received in the first place.

1.) When the wise servants report to their master, he says, “Come share your master’s joy.” Have you ever felt joy after you have done a good job at something?

2.) What does it mean to “settle accounts?”

3.) When God gives talents and blessings, what does he expect?

4.) Have you ever been afraid to do something good? What makes you afraid?