Church of the Epiphany
Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 1st, 2009 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, February 1

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

Monday, February 2

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:30pm OKH St.Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, February 3

11:00am OKH Holy Rosary Sodality
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:30pm RH Grupo Hispano

Wednesday, February 4

11:00am CH School’s Honors Assembly
7:30pm OKH Knights of Columbus

Thursday, February 5

10:00am OKH DRE Meeting
6:30pm CAF Epip. of the Lord
7:00pm OKH Grupo Oracion
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, February 6

7:00pm OKH Spanish Baptismal Preparation Class
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission

Saturday, February 7

9:30am CH Faith Formation
9:30am 7E & 7W & 8E & 8W Confirmation Classes
10:00am SCH Faith Formation
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:30pm CAF Thank You Reception
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, February 8

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

Mass Intentions

Sunday, February 1

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

Monday, February 2

6:30am Purificacion Fabula
Community Mass:

Daisy Clem
Gonzalo Jaquez
Ignacio Martinez, Sr.

Tuesday, February 3

6:30am Luz & Cresenciana De Castro
8:00am Intention: Helen Harrington

Wednesday, February 4

6:30am Guillermo & Liberata Bernal
8:00am Michael Downing & John Russo

Thursday, February 5

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:30am Tran Family

Friday, February 6

6:30am Pablo Aguila Feliciano, Jr.
8:00am Josefa, Alejandro & Pedro Abad

Saturday, February 7

8:00am Thanksgiving: Bernal Family
5:30pm Mary Ann Snyder

Sunday, February 8

6:30am Dolores Bravo
8 :30am Guiseppe Machi
10:00am Melagros Santos
11:30am Juan Napoles
1:00pm Ramon Isidro
5:30pm Samuel Martinez

Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes
Angel Agpoon
Mabel Baker
Magdalena Blanco
Timoteo Bohol
Nathan Carzon
Winnie Cheung
Dave Garcia
Bob Gardner
Msgr. Bruce Dreier
Narcisa Gonzales
Leona Lawrence
Remigio Leonardo
Diana Leung
Ray Lopez
Celeste McFarland
Josie Moggia
Lorena Morales
Peg Philpott
Dolores Quattrin
Father Thomas Seagrave
Louise Tarantino
Conrado Sr. & Victorina Uy
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.

Edward Roberts

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Epiphany’s EPA Crab Feed

Unfortunately, Epiphany’s EPA Annual Crab Feed has been CANCELED.

Thank You Reception

Are you a Lector, an Extraordinary Minister, an usher, Faith Formation or Confirmation teacher, a choir member or anyone who volunteers at Epiphany parish? If so, we would like to invite you to our Thank You Reception on Saturday, February 7th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Thank you for all you do!

Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance

The Grupo Hispano invites everyone to their Valentine’s Day Dance on Saturday, February 14th, in the cafeteria . Tickets are $20 and include dinner and dancing. Doors open at 6:00pm with no-host cocktails.
For more information please call Pastor Ortiz at (415 )587-2894 or Maria Elena at (415)585-7878.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Raffle

We invite everyone to join us at our annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 14th at 6:30pm in our cafeteria. Also, get your raffle tickets today. The 1st prize is $5,000! Raffle tickets are $100. Raffle & dinner tickets are available at the Parish Office.

Donations Statements for 2008

2008 tax donation statements have been mailed. Please contact the Parish Office at (415) 333-7630 Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM with any questions or if you have not received your statement.


Ash Wednesday 2009

This year Ash Wednesday will be on February 25th. Masses will be at 6:30AM, 8:00AM, 11:00AM (School Mass), 5:30PM and 7:30PM in Spanish. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on this day.

Baseball Sign-Ups

Baseball season is starting. Sign-ups for K-8th grade boys and K-2nd grade girls are being taken. If you are interested, please contact Roger Bross at (415) 585-7465 or visit Rick Simpliciano at the gym on weekdays after 4:00PM or Saturdays after 11:00AM. Our athletic program is open to those living within our Parish boundaries and those registered at Epiphany.

Cache Creek

The Epiphany Over 50 Club invites you to join them on a casino trip to Cache Creek on Tuesday, February 17th. The cost is $26 per person with bonuses. For reservations, please call Ken at (415) 334-3650 or Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave at exactly 8:30AM from Naples & Amazon Streets.

Come One, Come All

Epiphany’s Education Commission invites everyone to hear Father David Pettingill give an overview of Saint Paul’s writing during this year of St. Paul. It will be on Sunday, March 15th at 2:30pm in the cafeteria and is FREE of charge.

Epiphany Athletic Sweatshirts

Go Eagles! Epiphany’s Athletic Program is selling sweatshirts. They cost $30 and ALL proceeds go to our parish athletic program. If you are interested, please stop by the Parish Office to see a sample and to pick-up an order form.

For Your Information

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal:

We are extremely happy to report that Epiphany has finished paying off it’s 2008 assigned Archbishop’s Annual Appeal of $84,800.00. This week marks the beginning of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal 2009 (AAA). Our parish assessment is $87,800.00. All dollars donated in excess of this assessment will be returned to the parish to meet our needs. This week, all parishioners will receive a letter from Fr. Eugene Tungol and a brochure that explains the programs and services funded by the Annual Appeal. Through the Appeal we join with the Archbishop in ministering to youth, seniors, families, the sick and disadvantaged. We help train priests and deacons and we care for our retired priests. The Annual Appeal also helps the Archbishop provide seminary tuition assistance, hospital chaplains and Archdiocesan services and ministries that benefit every parish and mission.
“Whoever does the will of God, is my brother, sister and mother...”

This Week’s Second Collection:

Our second collection this week is for our Parish School.

Next Week’s Second Collection:

Our second collection for next week will be our new Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,288.00

Reflections GOSPEL: Mark 1:21-28
In this reading Jesus teaches and acts with authority. In this first miracle recorded by Mark, Jesus shows his power over the forces of evil. Even the evil spirit gives witness to Jesus, recognizing him as “the Holy One of God” and submitting to his commands.

We should learn to trust in Jesus and his loving care for us. We should listen each day for his quiet voice in our hearts, urging us to trust him and to do what he asks.

1.) What are our attitudes toward authority in our lives?

2.) Are our attitudes toward Jesus the same as or different from our attitudes toward other authorities?

3.) Does Jesus “authorize” our thoughts and actions? How or when?