Church of the Epiphany
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21st, 2008 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, December 21

9:00am OKH Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
2:00pm OKH Filipino Society
7:00pm CH
Parish Novena


Monday, December 22

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm CH
Parish Novena


Tuesday, December 23

11:00am Decorating of the Church
7:00pm CH
Parish Novena


Wednesday, December 24

Christmas Eve
Parish Office Closes at 4:00pm


Thursday, December 25

Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 26

No Meetings & Parish Office Closed


Saturday, December 27

NO School of Religion
4:00pm CH Confessions


Sunday, December 28

2:00pm OKH Knights of Columbus
2:00pm RH Filipino Consultative


Mass Intentions

Sunday, December 21

6:30am Tomas Agpoon
8:30am Salvatore Rosario & Cocetta Turrisi
10:00am Eduardo Bautista
11:30am Ivan Miranda Tavira
1:00pm Intention: Remedios Cordero
5 :30pm Lester & Catherine Callaghan
7:00pm Abraham & Leanor Galang and Gerando & Victoria Dizon


Monday, December 22

6:30am Thanksgiving:Robert & Caridad Masangkay
8:30am
Community Mass:

Emiliano Cabuay
Cenon Marquez
Intention: Teresita Delago

7:00pm Thanksgiving: Danny Bernal


Tuesday, December 23

6:30am Rosina Cava
8:00am People of theParish
7:00pm Yelva Roque


Wednesday, December 24

6:30am The Lari & Rosi Family
8:00am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
5:30pm Abad, David & Tayag Families
9:00pm Greg Evangelista
12:00am People of the Parish


Thursday, December 25

6:30am John & Sophie Cordero
8:30am Salvador Tolosa & Eugenio Natividad
10:00am Michael Neubecker
11:30am The Herrera & Aguirre Families
1:00pm Natividad Valera Velasco


Friday, December 26

6:30am Milagros Bartolome
8:00am Sergio Valencia, Sr. & Hugo Morales


Saturday, December 27

8:00am Thomas, Sr. & Thomas III Lavin
5:30pm Walter Isola


Sunday, December 28

6:30am Domingo & Maria Culannay
8:30am Juan Gilbuena
10:00am Jose & Elvira Rimon
11:30am Jose A. Herrera
1:00pm Evelyn C. Grossmann
5 :30pm John Spears


Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes, Odet Atiya, Angel Agpoon, Angela Aviles-O’Shea, Richard Anduha, Mabel Baker, Paulette Bennet, Magdalena Blanco, Elfrida Byrd, Timoteo Bohol, Faustino Buenaventura, Delia Carrasco, Nathan Carzon, Krystal Chan, Winnie Cheung, Vickie Crivello, Abdon A. David, Magdalena David, Dawn Devenere, Editha Esparza, Con Fahey, Marilyn Fletcher, Jacob Garcia, 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, Deveda Martinez, José Rene Mena, Marilyn Menjivar, Celeste McFarland, Julia Miranda, Josie Moggia, Lorena Morales, Lou Nardi, Victor Negron, Deborah Nunu, Ramona Pinkerman, Dorothy Peter, Peg Philpott, Dolores Quattrin, Remedios Ramos, Edwin R. Ramos, Elsa & Max Ramos, Bill Richau, Evelyn Rosales, Tom Repetto, David Ruport, Sr., Richard Ryan, Father Franc Shifrar, Baby Natalie Solis, Tina Strebel, Conrado, Sr. & Victorina Uy 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.

German Guerrero
Antionetta Recchioni
Carla Cukar



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


Novena of Masses (Simbang Gabi)

“Journeying as Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord.” Join us at 7:00pm until Tuesday, December 23rd. Let us all come together and prepare for the


Dear Parishioners,

Christmas and Year End Giving is not only a Catholic tradition, but Christmas marks the beginning of the Ultimate Gift–God’s gift of His only son, Jesus Christ.

Tradition holds that the three kings or wise men followed the star to bring gifts to the newborn king; beginning a tradition of gift giving during the Christmas season we enjoy each and every year.

As the season of Advent concludes the same flurry of activity is happening at Epiphany. The liturgy committees are planning our celebrations. Choirs are rehearsing. The plans for decorating the Church have been finalized. Our Saint Vincent de Paul Society is distributing the gifts from our parish “Giving Tree”. Parish groups are having their parties. Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

May we, as your parish staff, extend to you and yours our sincere and personal Christmas blessing. We wish you every happiness this season and throughout the New Year!

Warmest wishes,
Fr. Eugene Tungol & Staff


Poinsettias

We are asking for poinsettia flowers to decorate our altar and church with. Red or white poinsettias are asked to be brought to the Parish Office before December 23rd.


Church Decoration

We will be decorating our church for Christmas on Tuesday, December 23rd from 11:00am and on. We hope to see you there!


Announcements

Christmas envelopes

We have mailed our Christmas letters and offertory envelopes. If you have not received them, please contact the Parish Office. Thank you.


Knights of Columbus New Year’s Eve Bash

Happy New Year! The Knights of Columbus invite you to their New Year’s Eve Party on Wednesday, December 31st at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. Tickets are $15 and include hors d’oeuvres and champagne. For ticket information, please contact Jesse Ty (415) 794-0652 or Terry Adion (415) 584-5496.


Feast of the Epiphany: Jan. 3rd

Save the date! Our parish will be celebrating our feast day, Feast of the Epiphany, on Saturday, January 3rd at the 5:30pm Mass. We will have the honor of having Bishop William Justice as our main celebrant.


Thank you Dinner: Feb. 7th

Do you volunteer at Epiphany? If so, please mark Saturday, February 7th on your calendars for the dinner.


Liturgy of the Word for Children

There will be no Liturgy of the Word for Children on Sunday, Dec. 28th.



Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24th:
5:30pm Children’s Mass
9:00pm
11:00pm Caroling
12:00am Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25th:
6:30am
8:30am
10:00am
11:30am Spanish Mass
1:00pm

NO 5:30pm Mass


For Your Information

EPIPHANY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE!

There will be an Open House for prospective families to learn about Epiphany School on Sunday, January 11, 2009 beginning at 2:30pm in the school cafeteria. Come meet the teachers, students, administration, and parents and find out more about the school’s program. Applications will be available for the 2009-2010 school year. Come enjoy refreshments and participate in a raffle.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The School of the Epiphany, mindful of our mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the School of the Epiphany. The School of the Epiphany does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex, or disability in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.


School of Religion

School of Religion classes will resume on Saturday, January 10th.


Walk for Life 2009

Join upwards of 25,000 pro-lifers onSaturday, January 24th, 2009 for the 5th Annual Walk for Life in San Francisco.
For more information visit the website:
www.WalkForLifewc.com.
To volunteer or to arrange transportation contact (415) 586-1576 or email:
info@walkforlifewc.com



Today’s Second Collection:

The second collection is for our Parish Athletic Program.


Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for the Retirement of Religious


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,857.03
Second Collection:
$3,447.12



Reflections GOSPEL: Luke 1:26-38
In today’s reading about the annunciation, an angel tells Mary that she is to be the mother of Jesus. The angel recalls the prophecy to David that we saw in the first reading. “The Lord God will give him the throne of David his father. He will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Mary does not understand this great mystery but accepts God’s will humbly: “I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done tome . . . .” There may be times when God will ask of us things we do not completely understand. Mary’s openness to God’s will can help us. We should pray lovingly and gratefully to Mary for the blessings she helps bring to us.

1.) Mary does not understand all that God was asking of her. What is the sentence in Luke’s gospel that tells us this?

2.) What three comforting words did the angel speak to her?

3.) What did Mary respond to the angel that says she was willing to do God’s will?

4.) How can we listen to God who speaks to us in different ways?