Church of the Epiphany
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
April 5th, 2009 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, April 5

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

Monday, April 6

5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm CH

Tuesday, April 7

11:00am CH School: Honors Assembly
11:00am OKH Holy Rosary Sodality
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CH

Wednesday, April 8

9:00am CH Confessions
11:00am CH School: Prayer Service
6:00pm CH Confessions
7:00pm CH

Thursday, April 9

7:30pm CH Last Supper Mass

Friday, April 10

2:00pm English Reflection
7:30pm Spanish Liturgy

Saturday, April 11

4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm CH

Sunday, April 12

4:30am CAF Filipino Society

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, April 6

6:30am Tony Calagus
Community Mass:

Bernardino, Leticia & Dave Abad
Bryan San Jose
Nestor Naval
Jose De Jesus
Alfio & Venerando Leotta

Tuesday, April 7

6:30am Tony & Angelina Valerga
8:00am Amparo Salvan

Wednesday, April 8

6:30am Martha Tran (Birthday)
8:00am Ruben Lavarias

Thursday, April 9

7:30pm Last Supper Mass

Friday, April 10

12:00pm English Reflection
7:00pm Spanish Liturgy

Saturday, April 11

8:00pm Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 12

5:00am Terry Garcia
6:30am Intention: Carlo Bonafe
8 :30am Giovanni Machi
10:00am Claudio Ghiorzo, Lari & Rosi Families
11:30am Nancy Navarro
1:00pm Dominique Jambon

Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes
Richard Anduha
Nathan Carzon
Brother Haig Charshaf
Shirley De Long
Ruben Garcia, Sr.
Manuel Galvez
Nita Guiang
William Guerra
Guillermo Guillen
Jane Guillory
Msgr. Bruce Dreier
Leona Lawrence
Remigio Leonardo
Diana Leung
Frank Loomis
Ray Lopez
Encarnacion Mauricio
Joseph Marchand
Celeste McFarland
Josie Moggia
Jose Morazán
Rosita Murcia
Jillian Nava
Magdalena Nemenzo
Laurie Nocerino
Ray R.
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.


Bill Richau, Jr.

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Parish Mission:

“Be Still & Know that I am GOD”

Mark your calendars for:

  • Monday, April 6th at 7:00PM: “God the Father” (Prayer)
  • Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00PM: “God the Son” (Almsgiving)
  • Wed., April 8th at 7:00PM: “God the Holy Spirit” (Fasting)

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

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 their family.

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.

Help Wanted:

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

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 10:00-4:00PM.

Good Friday:

On Good Friday, our parish will take up the annual Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Your financial contribution helps to support the struggling Christian community and to protect Christianity’s holiest places. Please be generous.


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

Thank you:

We are very grateful to the Epiphany of the Lord Group for donating a 3 compartment sink for our cafeteria. Thank you for your support and generosity!

Divine Mercy Sunday:

Please help us celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on April 19th at the 5:30PM Mass. Reception and fellowship will follow in O’Keefe Hall. Contact: Caridad Masangkay (415) 586-7250.

Rice Bowls:

Please return your Rice Bowls contributions in an envelope to the Parish Office. When finished with the Rice Bowl, please

Cache Creek Casino:

Over 50 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.

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.

For Your Information

Bells, Bells, Bells:

Don’t forget to bring small bells to ring during the Gloria on Holy Thursday, April 9th and the Easter Vigil, April 11th

Easter Envelopes:

Most Catholics look at Christmas and Easter as occasions to make an offering to the Parish larger than what is given on a weekly basis. Everyone knows that times are hard right now. The leadership at Epiphany understands that but still faces major financial obligations. We urge you to be a good steward of the Parish that we all so love. All gifts—big or small— are equally appreciated and very much needed. Thank you! Easter giving envelopes are available at the entrances of the church.

‘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

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 info. call the Parish Office.

Second Collections:

TODAY: our Parish School.
NEXT WEEK: our 2009 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

Last Week’s Collection Totals


Reflections GOSPEL: Mark 14:1-15:47 [15:1-39]

This Palm Sunday reading of the Passion of the Lord is taken from Mark's Gospel. It was the first written account of how Jesus suffered and died. It is also the shortest version of the Passion and is written almost like a newspaper story that presents "just the facts."

The most important truth Mark wants to communicate is that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, whose suffering leads to glory. When Jesus cries out from the cross, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Psalm 22:1), he is praying in the words of the psalmist who continues to trust God even when all seems hopeless.

As we read or listen to the Passion, we try to unite ourselves with Jesus and all those who suffer injustice in today's world. 1. Imagine that you are one of the following people: Pilate, Barabbas, a Roman soldier, Simon of Cyrene, a member of the crowd, or the centurion. Describe your thoughts and feelings about Jesus as he endures his Passion and Crucifixion.

2. What does the example of Jesus teach us about seeking revenge against others?

3. What insights into human behavior does the Passion of Jesus give you?

4. How will you show this week that you honor Jesus as the Messiah and Son of God?