Church of the Epiphany
Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 29th, 2009 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, March 29

8:00am OKH School (PLC)
11:00am RH RCIA
3:00pm RH Filipino Consultative
7:30pm DR AA (English)

Monday, March 30

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

Tuesday, March 31

5:00pm RH Youth Ministry

Wednesday, April 1

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

Thursday, April 2

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, April 3

3:00pm RH SCC (CH)
7:00pm OKH Spanish Baptismal Preparation Class

Saturday, April 4

7:00am CAF Youth Ministry: 12 Hour Famine Retreat
9:30am 7W&7E&8W&8E Confirmation Classes
9:30am SCH Faith Formation
4:00pm CH Confessions
5:00pm OKH Spanish Marriage Encounter
7:00pm CH School of Religion Concert
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, April 5

11:00am RH RCIA
7:30pm DR AA (English)

Mass Intentions

Sunday, March 29

6:30am Andres I. Valera
8 :30am Katrina Lee
10:00am Annie Maylas
11:30am Nancy Navarro
1:00pm Victoriano Tirona
5:30pm Rodney Hansen

Monday, March 30

6:30am Felixberto, Sr. & Remedios De Castro
Community Mass:

Jim Lombardi
Leo De Ruyter
Jesus Garcia
Thanksgiving: HumbertoValle & Family
Aurora Navarro

Tuesday, March 31

6:30am Guillermo & Liberata Bernal
8:00am Enrique Roman

Wednesday, April 1

6:30am Pat Spagnuolo
8:00am Jose & Felixberto, Jr. De Castro

Thursday, April 2

6:30am Guadalupe Espinosa
8:00am Joseph Bottarini

Friday, April 3

6:30am Albert E. Reid
8:00am Michael Downing & John Russo

Saturday, April 4

8:00am Felix Nirry
5:30pm Zosimo Guiang (Birthday)

Sunday, April 5

6:30am Philip Franzone & Claudio Ghiorzo
8 :30am Sabre Mansor
10:00am Eduardo Bautista
11:30am Hugo R. Morales
1:00pm Roselito B. Zapata
5:30pm Lottie Favale

Pray for the Sick

Richard Anduha
Nathan Carzon
Brother Haig Charshaf
Shirley De Long
Helen Doherty
Manuel Galvez
Donna Genner
William Guerra
Guillermo Guillen
Jane Guillory
Msgr. Bruce Dreier
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
Sofia Rodriguez
Father Thomas Seagrave
Richard Stokes
Claudette Swanson
Alfredo Tachiquin
Gloria Torrise
Joe Valerga
Conrado Sr. & Victorina Uy
George Vedamoni
Cristina Vergara
Remy Williams
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.

Alicia Hernandez
Nestor Naval
Friz Schulz, Jr.
Roy Solidum
Jun-Cheng Yang

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, April 3rd from 8:30AM-5:00PM. This will take place in the sacristy to the right of the altar.

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.

Help Wanted

Volunteers are needed for spring clean-up of the parish grounds. Help is needed on two consecutive Saturdays. Please join us at 9:00AM in front of the church on Saturday, April 4th & April 11th. See you there!

Thank You!

Epiphany wishes to thank our generous and hardworking parishioners:

A.) the Social Cultural Commission for the wonderful preparation of food and venue for our St. Patrick’s dinner.

B.) the school children and faculty for the creative and festive placemats.

C.) Dante Tayag for being the chairman of the St. Patrick’s raffle.

D.) Carmelita Reyes, Joseph Saitz and Leo Lavictoria for donating back some of their raffle winnings.

E.) those who supported and attended our St. Patrick’s Day dinner and raffle.

F.) Butch Lapuz and Inday Medina for donating a new “monstrance” for our First Friday devotion.

G.) Barbara Bottarini for donating an oil paschal candle in memory of Joseph & Mary Bottarini.



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

Attention Groups

We are asking that all groups reschedule their evening meetings during the week leading up to Easter (April 6th-11th). Please contact Jenny to make the necessary arrangements.

Chrism Mass

The annual Chrism Mass will be celebrated this year on Tuesday, April 7th, in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption at 5:30PM. Archbishop Niederauer extends this Chrism Mass invitation to all parishioners, especially those who will be receiving the sacraments in which these holy oils will be used in this coming year as well as their catechists and family members.

Parish Mission: “Be Still & Know that I am GOD”

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

*Monday, April 6th: “God the Father” (Prayer)

*Tuesday, April 7th: “God the Son” (Almsgiving)

*Wed., April 8th: “God the Holy Spirit” (Fasting)

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

Cache Creek Casino

The Over 50 club invite you to join them on a trip to Cache Creek on Tuesday, April 21st. For reservations please call (415) 334-3650 or Steve (415) 239-7740. The cost is $26. The bus will leave at 8:30AM from Naples & Amazon.

For Your Information

Holy Triduum

Holy Thursday (April 9th): 7:30PM

Good Friday (April 10th):

English Reflection 12:00PM
Spanish Reflection 7:30PM

Easter Vigil (April 11th): 8:00PM

Easter Sunday (April 12th): 5:00AM, 6:30AM, 8:30AM, 10:00AM, 11:30AM (Spanish) and 1:00PM. No 5:30PM Mass.

‘Sang Tinig “One Voice” Musical Concert

Epiphany’s School of Religion is having a musical fund-raiser “Humayo’t Humayag” (Evangelizing through Music) on Saturday, May 30th at 7:00PM in the church. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds benefit the School of Religion program. For info and tickets please contact Loy (415) 333-7630 ext.15

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.

Rummage Sale & Food Fest!

Get ready for our 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 call the Parish Office, M-F 9AM-5PM.

Decorating for Easter

We need help decorating and cleaning the church for Easter on Holy Thursday

(April 9th) at 2:00PM and Holy Saturday
(April 11th),between 10:0AM-4:00PM.

Second Collections:

Today: St. Vincent de Paul
Next Week: our Parish School

Last Week’s Collection Totals

Sunday’s Offering: $8,227.37
Second Collection:

Reflections GOSPEL: John 12:20-33
Here Jesus compares his life and ours with a grain of wheat. If the grain falls into the earth and dies, it then rises as a stalk of wheat that gives life by feeding others. Like the grain of wheat, we must be willing to lose our lives in order to gain eternal life.

Jesus knows that the hour of his death when he will be lifted up on the cross is coming soon. But he also knows that when he is lifted up, he will draw everyone, Jews and Greeks and all the world’s people, to himself.

1.) In this gospel story, to lose your life means to lay down your attachments to anything or anyone that prevents you from following Jesus. For people your age in today’s world, what might some of those things and persons be?

2.) Who or what helps you to be a faithful follower of Jesus, not only during Lent but on a daily basis?

3.) How do you think Jesus draws people to himself?

4.) How can you help others whose words or actions say “We should like to see Jesus”?