Church of the Epiphany
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
December 28th, 2008 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, December 28

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

Monday, December 29

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
8:00pm DR Grupo Progresso

Tuesday, December 30

12:00pm DR Social Resp.Comm.

Wednesday, December 31

Parish Office Closes at 12:00pm
6:00pm CAF Knights Of Columbus
New Year’s Party

Thursday, January 1

Parish Office closed

Friday, January 2

7:00pm OKH Baptismal Catechesis (Spanish)
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission

Saturday, January 3

NO School of Religion
4:00pm CH Confessions
5:30pm CAF Feast of the Epiphany

Sunday, January 4

11:00am RCIA

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, December 29

6:30am People of the Parish
8:00am Fred Torrano

Tuesday, December 30

6:30am INT Rick & Gianna Samuels
8:00am Annetta Machi

Wednesday, December 31

6:30am Carla Cukar
8:00am Henry IIamas

Thursday, January 1

6:30am INT Nori Lari
8:30am Evelyn Guiang (B)

Friday, January 2

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:00am Maria T. Penalosa

Saturday, January 3

8:00am Trance Family
5:30pm Frank Azzolino

Sunday, January 4

6:30am Thanksgiving Ed & Aida Fabula
8:30am Joe Twyman
10:00am Rufina del Rosario
11:30am INT Catalina Hernandez
1:00pm Paula Huddleston
5 :30pm John & Sophie Arias

Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes, 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.

Odetta Atiya

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Thank you!

We would like to thank everyone who helped make this Christmas so wonderful. Everyone from those who donated to the Giving Tree, those who donated for the plants to the homebound, all our Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers, everyone who attended and participated in our Parish Novena, those who helped decorate and clean the church, those who donated poinsettias for our altar, everyone who gave a Christmas donation to the church and anyone else we missed. Epiphany is very grateful and blessed to have friends like you. Thank you and may God grant you peace, good health and love this coming New Year!

Liturgy of the Word for Children

There will be no Liturgy of the Word for Children today, Sunday, Dec. 28th. It will resume on Sunday, January 4th, 2009.

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.

Social Cultural Meeting

All the members of the Social Cultural Commission as well as ALL group leaders are invited to attend an important meeting on Tuesday, December 30th at 7:00pm in the Parish Office, regarding our upcoming Feast of the Epiphany. Donations are also welcome and needed.
Please contact Terry Adion (415) 584-5496


January 1st, 2009

Thursday, January 1st, 2009 is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God; however, this is NOT a holy day of obligation. Masses are at 6:30 and 8:00am.

Feast of the Epiphany: Jan. 3rd

Save the date! Our parish will be celebrating its 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.


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.


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.

Thank you Dinner: Feb. 7th

Do you volunteer at Epiphany? If so, please mark Saturday, February 7th on your calendars for the “Thank You Dinner.”

For Your Information

Annual Discernment Weekend

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University will be hosting its 15th Annual Discernment Weekend from 4:00pm on Friday, January 16th to 1:00pm on Sunday, January 18th. Any men from the Archdiocese of San Francisco considering a vocation to the priesthood are cordially invited. Please don’t hesitate to contact Mary Verducci at (650) 325-5621 ext. 211 or if you have any questions considering the Discernment Weekend.

School of Religion

School of Religion classes will resume on Saturday, January 10th,2009.

Thunder Valley Casino Trip

The Epiphany Over 50 Club invites you to join them at Thunder Valley Casino on Tuesday, January 20th. The cost is $26 per person.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.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held this coming Friday, January 2nd from 8:30am to 5:00pm in the Altar Server’s Sacristy. We would like to insure that there will be a continuous presence with the Lord during the Eucharistic Adoration. Two sign-up lists are up in the main entrances of the Church where you can put your name at the time you desire

Today’s Second Collection:

The second collection is for the Retirement of Religious.

Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for our Parish School.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $10,675.59
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: Luke 2:22-40 [22,39-40]
The home of the Holy Family was a simple one. Jesus was a child who laughed and cried and played as other children do. Under the care of Mary and Joseph, Jesus learned about God’s covenant with the chosen people. He prayed with his parents in the synagogue. In a family warmed with faith and love and peace, he grew in wisdom, age, and grace.

Families are made up of people who belong to and care for one another in good times and in bad. Luke’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus understood what it means to be a part of a family. Ask him to help you to grow as he did, in wisdom, so that the grace of God will rest upon you too.

1.) How is faith communicated to children by their parents?

2.) How have your parents helped you to become a faithful person?

3.) What sentences in this reading help us to understand how Mary and Joseph helped Jesus to become a faithful human person?

4.) Can children also strengthen their parent’s faith?