Church of the Epiphany
The Epiphany of the Lord
January 4th, 2009 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, January 4

11:00am RH RCIA


Monday, January 5

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:30pm OKH SVDP
8:00pm DR Grupo Progresso


Tuesday, January 6

11:00am CH School Mass
11:00am OKH Holy Rosary Sodality
7:30pm SMJ Grupo Americano


Wednesday, January 7

7:00pm RH SCC Core Team MTG
8:00pm DR Grupo Progresso


Thursday, January 8

6:30pm CRY Epip. Of the Lord
7:00pm OKH Grupo Oracion
7:00pm CAF ICF
7:15 pm RH Education Commission
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)


Friday, January 9

7:30pm OKH Baptismal Catechesis (English)


Saturday, January 10

9:30am CH Faith Formation
9:30am 7E Confirmation Classes
9:30am 7W Confirmation Classes
9:30am 8E Confirmation Classes
9:30am 8W Confirmation Classes
11:15 am CAF School Religion (Teacher’s Meeting)
2:30am RH Dreams & Visions
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progesso


Sunday, January 11

11:00am RH RCIA
2:30am CAF School Open House


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, January 5

6:30am INT Vicky Umale
8:00am
Community Mass

Ana Punzal Millares
Odetta Attya


Tuesday, January 6

6:30am Thelma Viray
8:00am CorzaonDatangel


Wednesday, January 7

6:30am Sergio Valencia Sr.
8:00am Special Intention


Thursday, January 8

6:30am Eva Massagli
8:30am Juliana Anulacion


Friday, January 9

6:30am Teofilo C. Evangelista Sr.
8:00am Michael Downing & John Russo


Saturday, January 10

8:00am INT Anita De Castro
5:30pm Mary Bottarini


Sunday, January 11

6:30am Tony Laura
8:30am Grazia & Vincenzo Massimillo
10:00am Eduardo Bautista
11:30am Celina Lay
1:00pm Luis C. Patrolla
5 :30pm Mariano & Gregoria Baon


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, 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, DennisGillikin, 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, DianaLeung, J.R. Litehiser, Frank Loomis,Margie Lopez, Luis 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 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.

Emma Addiego
Rosemary Brower
Lawrence Scrivani



News from the Church of the Epiphany

Dear Parishioners...

We kindly ask all of our parishioners to refrain from consuming any type of food inside the church to help minimize the unslightly mess. We especially ask that gum be disposed of properly in garbage cans, but PLEASE NOT under our pews or on the floor. Please help us keep the house of the Lord clean. *We also ask that everyone please turn off their cell phones or put them on silent so that we can all concentrate on the Word of God.

Thank you for taking our requests into consideration!


Stewardship

All nations are invited to sing the Lord’s praises for they have been called to hear the good news and worship the long awaited Messiah and King with the gift of their lives.


Coming Up Soon


Holiday Information

Please note that the parish office will be closed on Monday, January 19th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. The parish office will re-open on Tuesday, January 20th at 9:00am.


Save the Date:

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


Announcements

Donation Statements for 2008

Your 2008 donation tax statements will be mailed out no later than Saturday, January 31st. Please contact the church office with any questions or if there has been a change in your mailing address so that we can be sure you receive your statement in a timely manner.


Friendly Reminder

Next Grief Ministry meeting will be on Saturday, January 17th at 1:00pm in the parish office.


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.


Walk for Life 2009

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


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 mary.verducci@stpatricksseminary.org if you have any questions considering the Discernment Weekend.


Something New!!!

We encourage all of our group leaders to start their meetings with prayer. For this purpose we have included this weeks reflection of the gospel along with guide questions


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 at Amazon & Naples.



Today’s Second Collection:

The second collection is for our Parish School..


Next Week’s Second Collection:

The second collection will be for Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $7,623.43
Second Collection:
$2,957.64
Christmas (partial):
$25,688.72



Reflections GOSPEL: Matthew 2:1-12
The story of the astrologers, or magi, following the light of a distant star is full of surprises. The astrologers, who were Gentiles, were the first to worship Jesus as the newborn King of the Jews. They found him, not in a palace surrounded by signs of wealth and might, but as a helpless baby in the arms of Mary, his mother. Yet the astrologers believed and worshiped him, offering him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then, Matthew tells us, full of joy and wonder, they returned to their distant homes.

The astrologers had the faith and wisdom to see in this baby the promised Messiah. Christ shows himself to us, too, and comes into our lives in many ways and through many people. If we are people of faith, we will find him in these little “epiphanies.” We will offer him our own gifts our prayers and worship, our loving service of others, and our constant faith, even when it might seem hard to find him.

1.) Reflect on some of the “little epiphanies” in your life. Share that with others.