Church of the Epiphany
First Sunday of Lent
March 1st, 2009 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, March 1

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

Monday, March 2

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Tuesday, March 3

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

Wednesday, March 4

7:00pm RH SCC Score Team

Thursday, March 5

11:30am CRY SCC (FC)
6:30pm CAF Epip. of the Lord
7:00pm OKH Grupo Oracion
7:00pm RH Adult Confirmation
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)

Friday, March 6

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

Saturday, March 7

9:30am 7W& 7E & 8E & 8W Confirmation
9:30am SCH Faith Formation
2:00pm PO Dreams & Visions
4:00pm CH Confessions
7:00pm RH SCC Core Team
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, March 8

2:00am Sunday, March 8th - TURN CLOCKS FORWARD

11:00am RH RCIA
2:30pm RH Education Comm.
7:00pm DR AA (English)

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, March 2

6:30am Vincenzo Cava
Community Mass:

Arsenia Panganiban
William (Memo) Morales
Romero Abellana
Birthday: Arliz Joy Herrera
Samuel Rizzo

Tuesday, March 3

6:30am Angela Repetto
8:00am Elena Calonico

Wednesday, March 4

6:30am Thanksgiving: Joe Valerga
8:00am Jose Salaver

Thursday, March 5

6:30am James O’Brien
8:30am Vincenzo Cava

Friday, March 6

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:00am Intention: Cesare Rosi

Saturday, March 7

8:00am Gertrudes B. Dungo
5:30pm Josephine & Thomas Lavin, Sr.

Sunday, March 8

6:30am Florentino & Felicisima Umale
8 :30am Rosina & Vincenzo Cava
10:00am Librada De Jesus
11:30am Clementina Solorzano
1:00pm Lenny Huddleston
5:30pm Rufino del Mundo

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
Emmanuel Jacinto
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
Cristina Vergara
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.

Antonio De la Cruz
Paul R. Drews, Sr.
Moises Frias, Jr.
Emily Honniball
Petra La Rosa Miranda
Samuel (Sam) Rizzo

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, March 6th from 8:30am-5:00pm. This will take place in the sacristy to the right of the altar.

This Sunday, March 1st

Everyone is invited to the Annual Fund Raising Feast this Sunday, March 1st starting at 10:00AM in St.Peter’s Church Gym (1249 Alabama Street). Enjoy folklore dance & food from Mexico, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Honduras, El Salvador Peru & Guatemala. Entrance is FREE!

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!

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.

The Year of St. Paul

Scott Sinclair, Ph.D., Professor at Dominican University in San Rafael, will be speaking at 7:00PM on Tuesday, March 3rd at St. Rita Parish in Fairfax on, The Foundations of Saint Paul. Admission is free. For more information contact Nicole Kostelic at (415) 456-4815 or


Red Hawk Casino

The Over 50 Club invites you to join them on Tuesday, March 17th at the new RED HAWK Casino. The cost is $26 per person. For reservations please call Ken at (415) 334-3650 or Steve at (415) 239-7740. The bus will leave from O’Keefe Hall (Naples & Amazon) at exactly 8:30AM.

Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers

There will be a training for new Eucharistic Ministers and 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

Rummage Sale

Get ready for Spring Cleaning! Epiphany is planning it’s first ever Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30th. We are looking for articles that are in GOOD CONDITION such as: clothing (men, women, & children), shoes, small electronics, kitchenware and others. More information soon to follow or please call the Parish Office.

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.

Widowed, Separated and Divorced Weekend

The Beginning Experience Weekend is designed to be a time of closure on past and renewed hope for the future. The next weekends will be held Friday through Sunday: May 1st-3rd and October 23rd-25th at Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Melo Park. For information and a brochure contact: LaVerna (650) 355-3978 or Helen (415) 388-9651.

For Your Information

The waters of Baptism make us part of the new covenant in Christ. But the bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship reminds us that “there is a fundamental obligation arising from the Sacrament of Baptism...that people place their gifts, their resources--their selves--at God’s service in and through the Church.”

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Epiphany School

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

Anointing of the Sick Mass

Epiphany’s Grief Ministry will be having a Mass for the Anointing of the Sick, Aged and Inferm on Saturday, March 21st at 2:30PM ,in the Church. Come and bring a friend.

AAA 2009 Update:

Our assigned goal is $87,500.00. As of today, we have received: $9,000.00 from 45 families.
Thank you and God bless!

Second Collections:

Today: Parish School.
Next Week: Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $7,820.14
Second Collection:


Reflections GOSPEL: Mark 1:12-15

Can you imagine a movie scene illustrating the first part of today’s gospel story? Jesus is out in the desert where he is put to the test or tempted by Satan. But he is also surrounded by wild beasts and angel attendants. It must have been an interesting forty days Jesus spent preparing to proclaim the good news. “The reign of God is at hand,” he announced in Galilee, and he called people to get ready for God’s reign by reforming their lives. Lent can be for us like a new day dawning—just like the one Noah and his family experienced when the flood was over. It is a time for a fresh beginning and a renewal of our covenant to live as God’s people.

1.) In what ways do you want Lent to be a new beginning in your life as a Christian?

2.) What will you do to work towards these goals?

3.) Who or what might help you to experience Lent as “a new day dawning”?

4.) Jesus stayed in the desert for forty days, praying and preparing himself for his mission. God has a mission for each of us. What can you do to learn what that mission might be?

5.) What might help you prepare yourself for that mission?