Church of the Epiphany
Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 15th, 2009 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

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)

Monday, February 16

5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, February 17

5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus Assembly

Wednesday, February 18

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

Thursday, February 19

6:30pm OKH Epiphany of the Lord
7:00pm CAF Grupo Oracion
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, February 20

10:00am SMJ St.Michael’s Ministry

Saturday, February 21

9:30am CH Faith Formation
9:30am 7E & 7W & 8E & 8W Confirmation Classes
10:00am SCH Faith Formation
10:00am SMJ St.Michael’s Ministry
1:00pm CAF
School: Entrance Exams
1:00pm RH Grief Ministry
2:00pm PO Dreams & VIsion
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, February 22

9:30am CAF Knights of Columbus
10:00am SMJ St.Michael’s Ministry
11:00am RH RCIA
2:30pm RH Education Comm.
5:00pm CAF Social Responsibility
7:00pm DR AA (English)
7:30pm OKH Knights of Columbus

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, February 16

6:30am Vincenzo Cava
Community Mass:

Edward Scanlon, Jr.
Luciano, Sr. & Luciano, Jr. Tayag
Wilfredo Tayag
Gabriel Zavala

Tuesday, February 17

6:30am Richard Silva
8:00am Eduardo Bautista

Wednesday, February 18

6:30am Vincenzo Cava
8:00am Rina Moggia

Thursday, February 19

6:30am Stephen Miller
8:30am Birthday: Mary Tran

Friday, February 20

6:30am Cesare Rosi
8:00am People of the Parish

Saturday, February 21

8:00am Giovanni & Maria Lombardi
5:30pm Joseph Lavin

Sunday, February 22

6:30am Howard Neubecker
8 :30am Barbara Magsaysay
10:00am Joe Sanchez
11:30am Rodolfo Chavez
1:00pm Intention: Catalina Hernandez
5:30pm Andres & Emilia Damian

Pray for the Sick

Richard Anduha
Arnold & Allyson Artes
Angel Agpoon
Mabel Baker
Harold Barton
Timoteo Bohol
Nathan Carzon
Winnie Cheung
Helen Doherty
Dave Garcia
Bob Gardner
William Guerra
Guillermo Guillen
Jane Guillory
Alicia Hernandez
Msgr. Bruce Dreier
Narcisa Gonzales
Leona Lawrence
Remigio Leonardo
Diana Leung
Ray Lopez
Celeste McFarland
Josie Moggia
Lorena Morales
Rosita Murcia
Laurie Nocerino
Ramona Pinkerman
Dolores Quattrin
Father Thomas Seagrave
Claudette Swanson
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.

Marina Alferos
Remedios Felix
Cresencio San Jose

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Presidents’ Day

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, February 16th in honor of Presidents’ Day.

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.


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.

Epiphany School

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

AAA 2009 Update:

We are extremely grateful for the wonderful response to our new 2009 Appeal of $87,500. As of today, we have received:

4 pledges totaling: $1,100
18 one-time gifts totaling: $5,000
Feb. 8th’s Second collection totaling: $4,526.95
Because of you we are at 12% ($10,626.95) of our goal.



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 in attending, please contact Shirley Simpliciano at (415) 586-3642 or Fr. Eugene at (415) 333-7630.

Feather Falls Casino

The Grupo Hispano invites you to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, February 28th. They will be staying six (6) hours in the casino. The cost is $17 per person with $10 cash-back. The bus departs at 7:00AM from the corner of Italy & Naples Streets.
For information or reservations, please contact Maria Elena (415) 585-7878

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.

Spiritual Retreat

Transforming Grief is a day of spiritual retreat for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. It is being offered on Saturday, March 7th at St. Gabriel’s Church from 9:30AM-2:30PM by Barbara Elordi, Ministry of Consolation Coordinator for the Archdiocese. Please call Barbara to register: (415) 614-5506.


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.

Lenten Regulations:

ABSTINENCE: All who have reached their 14th birthday are to abstain from eating meat on all Fridays during Lent.

FASTING: All those who are 18 and older, until their 59th birthday, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Only one full meal is allowed on days of fast. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but togther, they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.

The obligation does not apply to those whose health or ability to work would be seriously affected. People in doubt about fasting or abstinence should consult a parish priest.

Second Collections:

Today: Parish Athletic Program.
Next Week:
Outreach Program.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $10,536.59
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: Mark 1:40-45
Today’s story describes a man who is so excited and happy that he has to tell everyone he meets what has happened to him. The man with leprosy firmly believed that Jesus could cure him and he begged Jesus to do so. Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand, touched the afflicted man, and said, “Be cured.” And the man’s deformities were immediately healed.

Although Jesus instructed him to speak only to the priest about his cure, the man could not restrain himself. He told so many people that Jesus had to retreat to the desert to avoid the crowds who followed him everywhere.

1.) When you feel especially blessed by God, what do you do about it?

2.) How do you share your feelings about your experiences of God’s love and his healing power?

3.) When you see people in terrible need on TV newscasts or in the newspapers, are you moved with pity for them? What do you do about it?