Church of the Epiphany
Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
November 23, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, November 23

11:00am RH RCIA
11:00am CAF Knights of Columbus
2:00pm RH Filipino Consultative Board
2:30pm OKH Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors Make-up Meeting


Monday, November 24

10:00am SMJ St. Michael’s Ministry
5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:30pm OKH St.Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, November 25

10:00am SMJ St. Michael’s Ministry
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CAF Confirmation Level 1
7:30pm DR Social Responsibility Committee


Wednesday, November 26

10:00am SMJ St. Michael’s Ministry
11:00am CRY SCC (FC)
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, November 27

Happy Thanksgiving
Parish Office Closed


Friday, November 28

Parish Office Closed


Saturday, November 29

10:00am SMJ St. Michael’s Ministry
4:00pm CH Confessions
4:00pm OKH Knights of Columbus
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, November 30

10:00am SMJ St. Michael’s Ministry


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, November 24

6:30am Intention: Michelle Masangkay
8:00am
Community Mass:

Irineo Custodio
Natiridad Valera
Intention: Ray Lopez


Tuesday, November 25

6:30am Ramon Cheng
8:00am Intention: Cordes Family


Wednesday, November 26

6:30am Vera Funaro
8:00am Catalina Maputi


Thursday, November 27

6:30am The Lari & Rosi Family
8:00am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi


Friday, November 28

6:30am Rosina Cava
8:00am Norio Lari


Saturday, November 29

8:00am Joseph Brantigan
5:30pm Senzio & Rosaria Mazza


Sunday, November 30

6:30am People of the Parish
8:30am Francesco & Maria Guiseppa Torrano
10:00am Agustina & Maria Ramos
11:30am Intention: Catalina Hernandez
1:00pm Alma Farina
5:30pm Dorothea B. Badua


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, Narcisa Gonzales 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.

Flordelina Berdon Senerpida
Ruth Fabela



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


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.


Thank You

Our thanks and appreciation to the Epiphany Filipino Society for their donation of $3,400.00 to the Church of the Epiphany.


Thank You

The Grupo Hispano would like to thank everyone who helped them make tamales for the Virgen de Guadalupe celebration. Thank you and may Virgen de Guadalupe bless you.


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.


Children’s Ministry

Liturgy of the Word for Children will not be celebrated on Sunday, November 29th nor on Sunday, December 28th.


Confirmation Meeting

Confirmation Level One Parents and Students are reminded that there is an important meeting on Tuesday, November 25th, at 7:00pm in the cafeteria. If you have any questions, please contact Loy at (415) 333-7630.


Announcements

Memorial Mass
Valente Marini Perala & Company
Cordially Invites Your Family to our Annual Memorial Service of Reflection and Remembrance Honoring Those We Have Been Privileged to Serve This Past Year on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 10:00am at Valente Marini Perata & Co. 4840 Mission Street, San Francisco RSVPs are Requested by December 1st. (415) 333-0161 -or- vmpnco@sbcglobal.net www.vmpandco.com
Catholic Charities CYO Counseling Services

Many times our perception of a life event is one of the biggest challenges we face. Some experience a feeling of “stuckness” in life: a sense of not being able to move forward, due to a constant retreat to familiar behaviors and disabling emotions. Others seek our behavioral healthcare services to heal addictions or take the next step in their recovery process. We welcome all and offer a sliding scale. Services are available in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call us:

San Francisco – 415-564-7882
Marin – 415-507-4262
San Mateo – 650-295-2160 Ext. 210

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 Street). The holy Mass will begin at 4:00pm, all are welcome! Please keep the sisters in your prayers.


For Your Information

The Giving Tree

On Sunday, November 30th, we will begin the season of Advent, a time of preparation for Christmas. During Advent, parishioners are invited to share with persons in need by taking a name tag from the “Giving Tree,” which will be set up in the front of the church. We are asking for a new and freshly wrapped gift for the person listed on the tag. Wrapped gifts are to be brought to the Parish Office by Dec. 21st. For more information, please call the Parish Office.



Today’s Second Collection:

The second collection is for the Campaign for Human Development


Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for the San Francisco Organizing Project. The SFOP is a non-profit that trains church members to solve community problems. SFOP worked to get Healthy San Francisco for the uninsured, affordable housing, and here at Epiphany, citizenship for immigrants. SFOP needs the churches they work with to support them. Please be generous November 30th.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,402.00
Second Collection:
$1,506.00


Our Sunday Collections

Beginning in December, we will change our procedure for taking up our collections. Both collections will be taken up after the Prayers of the Faithful. First they will collect the first collection and then will pass again collecting the second collection.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.



Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 25:31-46


Today, on the feast of Christ the King, we read that a ruler or leader should be like a shepherd. The leader is to care for all the people and protect them. And a wise and loving ruler knows that what is important for the people is equally important for their leader. In today’s gospel, the ruler is also a judge. At the last judgment, Christ is pictured as the king who judges the nations. How does he judge? On the basis of care and concern for the needy. Did you notice in the gospel that all the people were surprised at the king’s answer to their questions? How lucky we are to have Jesus tell us what they did not seem to know, that when we do for others, we do to him, and that we will be judged on our works of mercy and justice. Take a moment to think about these works that the gospel mentions. Ask Christ to reign and rule in your heart and in the whole world.

1.) In this reading, what criteria does the ruler/judge use to separate the good and evil ones?

2.) List the actions, called Works of Mercy, that are rewarded in this story. List the actions that are not rewarded.

3.) Those who were brought into the kingdom and those who were excluded asked the same question. What was the question? What was the answer?