Church of the Epiphany
Second Sunday of Lent
March 8th, 2009 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Monday, March 9

1:00pm KIT Over 50 Club
5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm RH Finance Council
7:30pm OKH St. Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, March 10

9:00am CH School: First Reconciliations
10:00 OKH Over 50 Club
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CH Faith Formation: First Reconciliation


Wednesday, March 11

6:30pm OKH SCC (KK)
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, March 12

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


Friday, March 13

3:00pm RH SCC (CH)
7:30pm OKH English Baptismal Preparation Class.


Saturday, March 14

9:30am 7W& 7E & 8E & 8W Confirmation
9:30am SCH Faith Formation
4:00pm CH Confessions
6:30pm CAF St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Raffle
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, March 15

9:00am OKH Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
2:00pm OKH Filipino Society
2:30pm CAF Fr. David Pettingill:
An Overview of St. Paul’s Writings
7:00pm DR AA (English)


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, March 9

6:30am Mary Elizabeth Nesbitt
8:00am
Community Mass:

Perfecto Beltran
Michael Downing
Paul R. Drews, Sr.
Petera Miranda
John Russo


Tuesday, March 10

6:30am Melton & Purificacion
8:00am Victorio Salinda


Wednesday, March 11

6:30am Roberta Biancalana
8:00am Placida De Jesus


Thursday, March 12

6:30am Rolando Cruz
8:00am Maria & Vincent Marconi


Friday, March 13

6:30am Marcelino Cabahug
8:00am Simona Gilbuena


Saturday, March 14

8:00am Eduardo Bautista
5:30pm Msgr. Charles Durkin


Sunday, March 15

6:30am Benigno Santos
8 :30am Florentina Umipig
10:00am Intention:Catalina Hernanadez
11:30am Francisco Chang
1:00pm Elvera & Joseph De Martis
5:30pm Joseph & Alan Concepcion


Pray for the Sick

Richard Anduha
Angel Agpoon
Arnold & Allyson Artes
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
Jose Morazán
Rosita Murcia
Magdalena Nemenzo
Laurie Nocerino
Ramona Pinkerman
Dolores Quattrin, Ray R.
Father Thomas Seagrave
Claudette Swanson
Alfredo Tachiquin
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.

Roberto Centeno
Mary Giannini
Alexander Gonzales
Tony Guerrero
Stefka Ivanova
Manuel Jacinto
Mauricio Luna
Manuel Hernandez Martinez
Micelina Morazán


News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


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. We will have Irish Dancers at 6:45PM sharp! Help us keep this tradition going!


Operation Rice Bowl

Just as we celebrate the Eucharist on Sundays, we can use Operation Rice Bowl throughout Lent as a way to “break bread” together with family and loved ones. We join in the traditional practices of Lent and pray as a community, fast in solidarity with those who are hungry, give concrete assistance to those most in need, while we learn about the joys and challenges in the lives of our brothers and sisters around the world. Please pick up a Rice Bowl at any entrance of the church, be generous. and donate the money you save by fasting or giving up something for Lent. At the end of Lent, please return the Rice Bowl to 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 writings during this year of St. Paul. It will be on Sunday, March 15th at 2:30pm in the cafeteria and is FREE of charge.


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.


Announcements

Anointing of the Sick Mass

Epiphany’s Grief Ministry invites everyone to 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.


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. For more information please call the Parish Office, M-F 9AM-5PM.


Feather Falls Casino

The Grupo Hispano invites you to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, March 28th. They will be staying FIVE 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.


40 Days for Life

Christians throughout San Francisco are invited to take part in the national 40 Days of Life effort from now through April 5. In addition to 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion in America, please consider volunteering to pray outside of Planned Parenthood at 815 Eddy Street for one or more hours during the 40 days, and spread the word to others about this important life-saving effort. To get more information, or to volunteer to help, please contact: Ron Konopaski at (415) 668-9800 or email: konopaski@yahoo.com.

All are welcome! www.40daysforlife.com/sanfrancisco


Widowed, Separated and Divorced Weekend

The Beginning Experience Weekend is designed to be a time of closure on the past and renewed hope for the future. For information and a brochure contact: LaVerna (650) 355-3978 or Helen (415) 388-9651.


For Your Information

Abraham was prepared to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. St. Paul reminds us that God Himself “did not spare His own Son.” Are my gifts to the Lord--of my resources, of my time, of myself--also sacrificial?
First Reconciliations: March 10th

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

Congratulations!


Help Support Epiphany School

Support Epiphany by patronizing Fresh Choice (4927 Junipero Serra) on Thursday, March 19th. Flyers available at the school and parish offices.



Second Collections:

Today: our Parish’s Religious Education Program.
Next Week: Catholic Charities CYO “Loaves & Fishes”


Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $9,639.46
Second Collection:
$2,244.13


Loaves & Fishes Sunday

Next week is Catholic Charities CYO “Loaves & Fishes” Sunday. Catholic Charities CYO receives no funding from the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal or directly from the Archdiocese, so let’s support quality services in our community by donating as generously as possible to help Catholic Charities CYO reach its spring goal of $300,000. Every dollar contributed directly supports programs that provide relief for homeless families, ailing seniors, immigrants, the working poor, troubled teens, and many other clients in need. Let’s help change a life on Loaves & Fishes Sunday.


Reflections GOSPEL: Mark 9:2-10


The story of Jesus’ Transfiguration on the mountain is a preview of great things to come. With his amazed disciples looking on, Jesus is suddenly dressed in dazzling white and his face shines like the sun. He is speaking with the long-dead prophets Moses and Elijah. These two Old Testament figures represent the Law and the Prophets. They are interrupted by a majestic voice from a cloud. And the voice says that Jesus is God’s beloved Son. The bedazzled disciples are told to “Listen to him.”

Like us, Peter, James, and John could not understand everything about Jesus overnight. It was only after his death and resurrection that they understood the meaning of his Transfiguration. Only then did they realize what it meant for the Son of Man to rise from the dead.

1.) How are you responding to God’s command to “Listen to him” during Lent?

2.) What message from Jesus’ words or actions do you most want to share with the world?

3.) What good can come out of suffering? Explain.

4.) How do you show that you care about others who are suffering?

5.) What does the experience of the three disciples tell us about the process of coming to know and believe in Jesus?