Church of the Epiphany
Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 22nd, 2009 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

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


Monday, February 23

10:00am SMJ St.Michael’s Ministry
5:00pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm OKH St.Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, February 24

10:00am OKH Over 50
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry


Wednesday, February 25

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


Thursday, February 26

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


Friday, February 27

No Meetings


Saturday, February 28

No Faith Formation or Confirmation
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:30pm CAF EPA’s Crab Dinner
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, March 1

9:00am OKH Coro Hispano
11:00am RH RCIA
7:00pm DR AA (English)
7:30pm OKH Knights of Columbus


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, February 23

6:30am Giovanni & Antonietta Uccelli
8:00am
Community Mass:

Rodolfo Chavez
Jose Casem


Tuesday, February 24

6:30am Ajai Wilson
8:00am N.C. Avila


Wednesday, February 25

6:30am Marciana Ibay
8:00am Jose De Sagun
11:00am People of the Parish
5:30pm Emilia Azucena Panopio
7:30pm People of the Parish


Thursday, February 26

6:30am Birthday: Remy Wilson
8:30am Alejandra De Guzman


Friday, February 27

6:30am Dannyboy & Milagros Rabe
8:00am Maria & Giuseppe Mazzaferro


Saturday, February 28

8:00am Adelaro Sison
5:30pm Fausta Gregorio


Sunday, March 1

6:30am Sixto, Eusebio & Juana Rabe
8 :30am Leonida De Sagun
10:00am Frank Azzolino
11:30am Santiago & Petra Gomez
1:00pm Carmencita del Mundo
5:30pm Carla Cukar


Pray for the Sick

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

Hilda Mojica
Blanche Namellini
Aldo Sebastiani
Josefa Valle


News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


Donuts & Coffee

Donuts and coffee with sign-up for Small Faith Sharing group. Come to O’Keefe Hall after the Masses this Sunday, February 22nd (except 630AM) to meet people who have had the experience, have a donut, a cup of coffee and some good conversation. Also, you may meet someone whom you do not know! This can be very rewarding!


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.


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.


CRAB DINNER/DANCE

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.


Announcements

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.


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. Tickets are $20 for adults and include EITHER corned beef or chicken. 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. Help us keep this tradition going!


RCIA

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


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.


Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers

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


For Your Information

Forgiveness, too, is a gift from God. Freed from the paralysis of sin, the man in today’s Gospel was able to stand and give witness to the power of God. How do I let sin cripple me? Am I a good steward of the gift of God’s forgiveness?


Epiphany School

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


Alcoholics Anonymous

If you have a problem with alcohol or drug abuse and need help, phone Jim at (650) 430-7366.


Rummage Sale

Epiphany is planning it’s first ever rummage sale on Saturday, May 30th. More information soon to follow or please call the Parish Office.


AAA 2009 Update:

As of today, we have received:

6 pledges totaling: $1,520
38 one-time gifts totaling: $7,000

Thank you and God bless!


Capital Campaign Update:

Pledged amount: $909,583.44
Amount received: $347,151.19

We are very grateful for everyone’s continued commitment!



Second Collections:

Today: Outreach Program.
Next Week: Parish School.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,020.31
Second Collection:
$1,560.89



Reflections GOSPEL: Mark 2:1-12
Four friends of a paralyzed man in today’s gospel story prove that “Perseverance pays off.” Jesus is surrounded by such a crowd that the only way to reach him is through the roof. The friends lower the man through a hole in the roof and deposit him on a mat at the feet of Jesus. Their efforts are rewarded when Jesus not only heals the man but also forgives his sins.

The religious authorities accuse Jesus of blasphemy because God alone can forgive sins. But Jesus assures them that he “has authority to forgive sins on earth.”

They are temporarily silenced. The crowd, however, loudly praises God for Jesus’ healing power.

1.) How have you sometimes used your imagination and your skills to help others?

2.) Who has helped you in a way that you will always remember?

3.) Why is it important for followers of Jesus never to give up on trying to help others?

4.) Why do you think Jesus forgave the man’s sins before he healed his body?

5.) If you had been there, what might you have said to the authorities who criticized Jesus?