Church of the Epiphany
Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 8th, 2009 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Monday, February 9

1:00pm KIT Over 50 Club
5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
6:30pm REC Finance Council
7:00pm RH SCC Core Team
7:30pm OKH St.Vincent de Paul
:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, February 10

10:00am OKH Over 50 Club
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
6:30pm OKH
School: Communion Parents
7:00pm CAF Confirmation level 2 Parents’ Retreat

Wednesday, February 11

7:30pm OKH Knights of Columbus
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, February 12

6:30pm CRY Epiphany of the Lord
7:00pm OKH Grupo Oracion
7:00pm CAF ICF Br. 20
7:15 pm RH Education Commission
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, February 13

7:00pm OKH Youth Ministry’s: Valentine’s Day Dance
7:30pm 7W English Baptismal Preparation Class

Saturday, February 14

9:30am CH Faith Formation
9:30am 7E & 7W & 8E & 8W Confirmation Classes
10:00am SCH Faith Formation
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:00pm CAF Grupo Hispano’s Valentine’s Dinner/Dance
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, February 15

9:00am OKH Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
2:00pm OKH Filipino Society
5:00pm OKH Knights of Columbus
7:00pm DR AA (English)

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, February 9

6:30am Millie Spagnuolo
Community Mass:

Samuel Chia
Diosdado Carpio
Intention: Gianna Capecci Samuels

Tuesday, February 10

6:30am Intention: Carlotta Lari
8:00am Lucy Andrews

Wednesday, February 11

6:30am Thelma Viray
8:00am Intention: Lourdes Lising

Thursday, February 12

6:30am Frank Azzolino
8:30am Intention: Tran Family

Friday, February 13

6:30am Mingo & Louisa Baciocco
8:00am Special Intention

Saturday, February 14

8:00am Birthday: Ven Garcia
5:30pm Joseph & Pasquina Franzone

Sunday, February 15

6:30am Thanksgiving: Bernal Family
8 :30am Ricardo Alcaras & Benjamin Ramos
10:00am Magsaysay Family
11:30am Alejandro Oropeza
1:00pm Dominador Aquino, Sr.
5 :30pm Francisca Cardenas

Pray for the Sick

Richard Anduha
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Angel Agpoon
Mabel Baker
Harold Barton
Magdalena Blanco
Timoteo Bohol
Nathan Carzon
Winnie Cheung
Dave Garcia
Bob Gardner
William Guerra
Alicia Hernandez
Msgr. Bruce Dreier
Narcisa Gonzales
Leona Lawrence
Remigio Leonardo
Diana Leung
Ray Lopez
Celeste McFarland
Josie Moggia
Lorena Morales
Carol Neubecker
Laurie Nocerino
Ramona Pinkerman
Dolores Quattrin
Father Thomas Seagrave
Claudette Swanson
Louise Tarantino
Conrado Sr. & Victorina Uy
George Vedamoni
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.

Diosdado Carpio
Fred Macareo
Edward Scanlon, Jr.
Edgar Felipe Tobar

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

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. For more information please call Pastor Ortiz at (415) 587-2894 or Maria Elena at (415) 585-7878.

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.

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.

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.

Epiphany School

School of Epiphany is still accepting applications for Grades K-7th. Applications are available at the School Office.


Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers

There will be a training for new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and training for New Lectors at Corpus Christi Church (62 Santa Rosa Ave., SF). There are two dates/sessions offered: Saturday, March 14th from 9:30AM-3:30PM and Saturday, March 21st from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Those who are interested to attend, please contact Shirley Simpliciano at (415) 586-3642 or Fr. Eugene at (415) 333-7630.

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.


The EPA is hosting a Crab Dinner/Dance on Saturday, February 28th from 6:30PM-10:30PM, in the cafeteria. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children 13 & under. For information please call the EPA hotline (415) 337-4030 ext. 240.

Vocation Retreat Day

There will be a Vocation Retreat Day for young women on Sunday, March 29th from 9:00AM-4:00PM, at the Nazareth House (245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael). For information or questions, please contact Sister Margaret (415) 479-8292 or Sister Fintan (310) 216-8170.


Please join the RCIA members on Sunday, March 1st at the 10:00AM Mass for the Rite of Sending in addition to the dismissal.

For Your Information

Important Dates:

*First Reconciliation Tuesday, March 10th:
Epiphany School students at 9:00AM
Faith Formation students at 7:30PM

*Penitential Service for Confirmation Candidates on Tuesday, March 17th:
Epiphany School & Faith Formation students at 7:00PM.

All parents are encouraged to attend.

Thank You!

We want to thank all our parishioners who have already contributed to our new 2009 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. This year our assigned goal is $87,800.00. If you did not receive a brochure in the mail, please pick one up at any entrance of the church. We would like to encourage everyone to consider what he/she can contribute, whether it is a one-time gift or a pledge over 12 months. This Appeal is important to many ministries and services that serve thousands of people. Please be as generous as possible. Again, many thanks to all for your continued support.

“Whoever does the will of God, is my brother, sister and mother.” -Mark 3:35

Second Collections:

Today: 2009 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
Next Week: Parish Athletic Program

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,715.50
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: Mark 1:29-39
Mark describes for us how Jesus’ day begins and ends with taking care of others. He heals Simon’s mother-in-law, he cures others who are sick, he drives out demons from those who are possessed. He comforts the downhearted and discouraged. The crowds follow him wherever he goes. Even when he goes off to a lonely place to pray and be renewed, Jesus is tracked down by his disciples who say, “Everybody is looking for you!” Without complaint, Jesus responds at once by heading for the nearby villages to heal and preach and comfort.

1.) When you are busy or tired, how do you respond to family members who want your help or attention?

2.) Why is it sometimes hard for us to respond to others’ needs?

3.) Who or what can remind us to be more loving and patient with others around us?

4.) When you hear about people who are sick, lonely, or discouraged, what do you do? How do you think today’s gospel story might inspire you to be more like Jesus?