Church of the Epiphany
Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 25th, 2009 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, January 25

9:00am CAF LV 1 Retreat
11:00pm RH RCIA
3:00pm RH Filipino Cons. Board
7:00pm DR AA ( English)
7:30pm OKH Knights of Columbus

Monday, January 26

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

Tuesday, January 27

8:00am CAF School Science Faire
10:00am OKH Over 50’s
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:30pm OKH Social Resp. Comm.

Wednesday, January 28

8:00am CAF School Science Faire
7:00pm RH Parish Council MTG
7:30pm OKH Knights of Columbus
8:00pm DR Grupo Progesso

Thursday, January 29

8:00am CAF School Science Faire
6:30pm OKH Epip. Of the Lord
7:00pm CAF Grupo Oracion
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, January 30


Saturday, January 31

9:30am CH Faith Formation
9:30am 7E Confirmation Classes
9:30am 7W Confirmation Classes
9:30am 8E Confirmation Classes
9:30am 8E Confirmation Classes
4:00pm CH Confession
6:30pm CAF Crab Feed
8:00pm DR Grupo Progresso

Sunday, February 1

11:00am RH RCIA
7:00pm DR AA ( English)
7:30pm OKH Knights of Columbus

Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 25

6:30am Maria & Vincent Marconi
8:30am Carmelo Mazza
10:00am Joseph Chetcuti
11:30am Petrona Sanchez
1:00pmMarcelina Solema
5 :30pm Juan C. Pasalo

Monday, January 26

6:30am Joe Twyman
Community Mass

Gonzanlo Jaquez
Fernando Ocampo
Gregory Floreo

Tuesday, January 27

6:30am INT Theresa Tran (B)
8:00am Florentina Umipig

Wednesday, January 28

6:30am Joe Baciocco
8:00am Eugenio Natividad

Thursday, January 29

6:30am Mingo & Louisa Baciocco
8:30am Telesforo Basco

Friday, January 30

6:30am Angel Aquino
8:00am INT Tran Family

Saturday, January 31

8:00am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
5:30pmValerie Puccetti

Sunday, February 1

6:30am Gus & Brendan Weigel
8 :30am Rosina Cava
10:00am Buddy Sr & Hermelina Navarra
11:30am Oropeza & Borba Family
1:00pm Richard Ryan
5 :30pm Carla Cukar

Pray for the Sick

Dave Garcia
Msgr. Bruce Dreier
Leona Lawrence
Diana Leung
Josie Moggia
Lorena Morales
Dolores Quattrin
Tom Repetto
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.

Dolores Bravo
Jose Casem
Vincenzo Cava
Leonard Huddleston
Emily Lasirona
Armando Rodriguez
Richard Ryan

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Save the Date:

Grupo Hispano Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb 14th. Doors open at 6:00pm in the School cafeteria. For more information please call Pastor Ortiz at 415-587-2894


A lifeline for Marriage~
Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriage. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. This program has helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples experiencing marital difficulty at all levels including disillusionment and deep misery. For confidential information about or to register for the March 6-8, 2009 call 415-893-1005 or visit the web site at
(also available in Spanish)

Crab Feed!!!

Epiphany presents its Annual Crab Feed on Saturday, January 31 2009 from 6:30pm-10:30pm. Cocktails “NO HOST BAR” 6:30pm Dinner from 7:00pm-8:00pm and Dancing from 8:30-10:00pm. The cost of the tickets are for Adult 14 & over $40.00ea & Children 3-13 are $15.00ea. Children 3 & under FREE. For more information please call the EPA hotline at 415-337-4030 ex 240 or email:


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Married Couples- It’s a New Year. Resolve to start a new love affair with your spouse that’s beyond your wildest dreams. It can happen on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Sign up soon so you can renew your love for one another. For more information, call Paul & Yvonne at 650-366-7093 or go to

Come Dance your Shoes off!!!

St. Finn Barr Church is having a Mardi Gras Zydeco dance on Saturday, Jan. 31st from 8:00pm - midnight. The cost of the tickets at the door are $20.00 & $ 15.00 in advance. For more information please call 415-585-4524 or 415-333-3627

Marriage for Life Spring Schedule

Marriage for Life, a Catholic marriage preparation program, invites engaged couples to enroll in its upcoming program to satisfy marriage preparation requirements in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the dioceses of Oakland, San Jose and Santa Rosa. Marriage for life focuses on viewing marriage as a lifelong commitment, a journey of love and renewal,a relationship that includes Christ and the church. The two-day program will be offered in the months to follow Feb, March and May. For more information please call Joe and Connie D’Aura at 415-664-8108 or

Casino Trip!!!!

The Grupo Hispano invites you to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, January 31st. 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

For Your Information

Baseball Sign Ups!!!

We are currently taking the baseball signups for Kindergarten through 8th grade boys and Kindergarten through 2nd grade girls. If you are interested, please contact Roger Bross at 415-585-7465 or visit Rick Simplicano at Epiphany Gym after 4PM on weekdays or after 11am on Saturdays.

Crab Cioppino Dinner Extravaganza

Mercy High School San Francisco Booster Club Invites you to their 6th Annual Crab Cioppino Dinner on Saturday, February 7, at 5:30pm. Tickets are $40.00 per person or $75.00 a couple.

Please RVSP by Monday, January 26th. For more information please call 415-334-7941.

Donations 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.

Next Week’s Second Collection:

Next weeks second collection is for our Parish School.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,341.46
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: Mark 1:14-20
Today’s gospel reading recounts how Jesus calls his first disciples Simon and Andrew, James and John. His herald, John the Baptist, has been put in prison. Jesus urgently calls people to repent and believe in the good news. Like the Ninevites in the first reading, the four fishermen immediately respond to God’s call. They leave their boats and their nets in order to follow Jesus right on the spot. “I will make you fishers of men,” Jesus promises his new disciples. They take his words to heart and make following him their first priority in life.

1.) What does Jesus call his first disciples and us to do?

2.) Are there things that might prevent us from hearing Jesus’ urgent call? What are they?

3.) Who or what can help us to put following Jesus first in our lives?