Church of the Epiphany
Third Sunday of Lent
March 15th, 2009 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

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)

Monday, March 16

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

Tuesday, March 17

5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CH Confirmation
Students’ Penitential Service
7:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus Assembly

Wednesday, March 18

6:30pm CRY SCC (KK)
7:00pm CAF EPA Mtg.
7:00pm OKH Adult Confirmation
7:00pm RH SCC Core Team
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, March 19

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

Friday, March 20

3:00pm RH SCC (CH)

Saturday, March 21

9:30am 7W& 7E & 8E & 8W Confirmation
9:30am SCH Faith Formation
1:00pm RH Grief Ministry
2:30pm CH MASS:
Anointing of the Sick
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, March 22

9:30am OKH Knights of Columbus
11:00am RH RCIA
2:00pm OKH Filipino Society
7:30pm DR AA (English)

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, March 16

6:30am Marie Gamba
Community Mass:

Arlene Harp
Adelyn Helms
Stefka Ivanova
Sam Rizzo
Mary A. Uriarte
Josefa Valle

Tuesday, March 17

6:30am Ricardo Bartolome
8:00am Angel Olivarez

Wednesday, March 18

6:30am Fely Aczon
8:00am Meliton Diaz

Thursday, March 19

6:30am Mingo & Louisa Baciocco
8:00am Lucila & Domingo Gumabay

Friday, March 20

6:30am Arquipa Cheng
8:00am Vincenzo Cava

Saturday, March 21

8:00am Rodolfo S. Cheng
5:30pm Sister Catherine Mattson

Sunday, March 22

6:30am Mariano & Maximina Raposas
8 :30am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
10:00am I Tomas & Lucia Agpoon
11:30am Francisco Marin
1:00pm Carmen Uchi
5:30pm Abel C. Masangkay

Pray for the Sick

Richard Anduha
Mabel Baker
Timoteo Bohol
Helen Doherty
Manuel Galvez
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
Joseph Marchand
Celeste McFarland
Josie Moggia
Jose Morazán
Rosita Murcia
Jillian Nava
Magdalena Nemenzo
Laurie Nocerino
Ray R.
Bill Richau
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.

Filemon Adelantar
Bessie Castro
Jesus Garcia
Patricia Ingraebretsen
Alberto Olivares
Alicia Sanchez

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

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 this Sunday, March 15th at 2:30pm in the cafeteria and is FREE of charge.

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.

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.

Centerplate Sign-Ups

Baseball season is here! Centerplate is an opportunity for the Parish and School to make revenues. Centerplate involves selling food in one of the concession stands at the ballpark. We need all the help we can get--whether you are an Epiphany parent or an Epiphany parishioner. Please call the Parish Office (415) 333-7630 for dates. The more people go, the more $$$ we get.

Rummage Sale!

Get ready for Spring Cleaning! Epiphany is planning it’s first ever Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30th. We are accepting 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.

Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout

ICF Br. 20 is having a Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout on Sunday, April 19th from 10:00AM-3:00PM in the cafeteria. Meals are $8 per person or $25 for a family of 4 and they include: spaghetti, meatballs, salad and bread. Leave order at the Parish Office or call Barbara (415) 333-8288. Checks payable to: ICF BR.20

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. To get more information, or to volunteer to help, please contact: Ron Konopaski at (415) 668-9800 or email:
All are welcome!

Parish Mission

Mark your calendars for our Parish Mission, which will be held at 7:00pm in our church on:

  • Monday, April 6th
  • Tuesday, April 7th
  • Wednesday, April 8th

Confessions on Wednesday, April 8th at 9:00AM and 6:00PM

Seussical the Musical

Mercy High School San Francisco Visual & Performing Arts Department presents “Seussical the Musical” on March 27, 28 and April 3 and 4. For tickets contact: Mercy High School (415) 334-0525 ext. 242

For Your Information

“You shall not covet” is perhaps a difficult commandment to keep in our consumer-oriented society. But as Christian stewards, we know that we are the recipients and caretakers of God’s many gifts. May this understanding that all is gift help us be less resentful of the gifts of others
Operation Rice Bowl

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.

Flowers for Holy Week

We need calla lilies and other white flowers for Holy Thursday. Please bring them to the Parish Office by Wednesday, April 8th. Spring flowers for Easter may be brought to the church by the morning of Saturday, April 11th. Thank you for your donations!

Second Collections:

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

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,642.62
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: John 2:13-25
Watch out for Jesus in today’s gospel! He has come up to the temple at Passover time and he is very angry about what he sees there. So he brandishes a whip to drive the money-changers and sacrificial animals out of the temple. “Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” He says with frightening authority. His disciples attribute his emotional outburst to zeal or intense passion for the house of God.

When the Jews ask him for a sign of his authority, Jesus speaks of the temple of his body. He prophesies that if they destroy this temple, he will raise it up in three days. They do not understand that he is speaking of his crucifixion and resurrection.

1.) Does the fiery anger of Jesus surprise you? Why or why not?

2.) Are there times when it is right to express justified anger? Explain.

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

4.) How do you think believers should show love and respect for God’s house?

5.) Although many people crowded around Jesus because of the signs he performed, he did not trust himself to them. What do you think those words mean?