Church of the Epiphany
The Resurrection of the Lord
April 12th, 2009 Bulletin

Meetings This Week

Sunday, April 12

4:30am CAF Filipino Society

Monday, April 13

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

Tuesday, April 14

10:00am OKH Over 50 Club
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry

Wednesday, April 15

8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Thursday, April 16

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

Friday, April 17


Saturday, April 18

9:30am 7E & 7W & 8E & 8W Confirmation Classes
1:00pm RH Grief Ministry
4:00pm CH Confessions
4:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso

Sunday, April 19

10:00am CAF ICF
Spaghetti Takeout
11:00am RH RCIA
2:30pm RH Education Commission
5:00pm OKH Divine Mercy Reception
7:30pm DR AA (English)

Mass Intentions

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

Monday, April 13

6:30am John & Sophie Arias
Community Mass:

Thelma Torres
Ernesto, Evelyn & Venancio De Guzman
Ana B. Valera
Philip Lopez

Tuesday, April 14

6:30am Mingo & Louisa Baciocco
8:00am Miguel & Rafaela Palma

Wednesday, April 15

6:30am Ben Repetto
8:00am Annie Weigel

Thursday, April 16

6:30am Felixberto, Sr. & Remedios DeCastro
8:00am Macario Panganiban

Friday, April 17

6:30am Dario Umale
8:00am Carmelita Ramos

Saturday, April 18

8:00am Father Martin Avila
5:30pm People of the Parish

Sunday, April 19

6:30am Elisa Bustamante
8 :30am Carmelo Mazza
10:00am Frank, Grazia & Salvatore Azzolino
11:30am Enrique, Rosa & Eduardo Li
1:00pm Antonio Alcaras & Anastacio Ramos
5:30pm Manuel & Maria Concepcion

Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes
Richard Anduha
Magglio Boscarino
Nathan Carzon
Brother Haig Charshaf
Shirley De Long
Ruben Garcia, Sr.
Manuel Galvez
Narcisa Gonzales
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
Gloria Torrise
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.

Rose Massoni
Anthony Klobucar
Alfredo Tachiquin
Francisco Valenzuela

News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon

Dear Parishioners & Friends of Epiphany,

Happy Easter! "This is the day the Lord has made!" Easter Sunday is the greatest feast day of the entire Church year.

We share our joy in the risen Christ's victory over death. And we rejoice that one day we too will rise with him. Alleluia! On Easter morning everything—the spring weather, the flowers, birds and butterflies, the people around us in their finery, the beautiful liturgy and music—everything seems to bear witness that Jesus Christ is risen today! Like the eyewitness accounts in today’s scriptures, the glorious and joyful life all around us helps us to believe the good news of the Resurrection and sing “Alleluia!” The Paschal Mystery is the key to our Christian faith: the dying and rising of Jesus that is the pattern of our life. In their first steps on the road of faith, the catechumens feel the cross of glory traced over their eyes, on their lips, across their shoulders, on their ears, over their heart, and on their feet. The mystery is that even death gives way to life for those who are held in the embrace of Jesus.

Easter reminds us that we, too, have been created to be resurrected. The Good News is that we are destined to share a new life, an eternal like with Jesus, a life free of pain, suffering and death! Our prayer is that you enjoy all the happiness this Easter with your families and friends. May the peace of the Risen Lord Jesus fill your hearts and homes!

Father Eugene Tungol & Staff

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
DEADLINE: April 15th.


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.

Divine Mercy Sunday:

Please join us to 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.

Cache Creek Casino:

The 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.

Bags of Food:

The Epiphany St. Vincent de Paul Society will be giving out bags of food to those in need in our Parish Community at O’Keefe Hall (Amazon & Naples Streets), on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, from 2:00-4:00Pm, beginning on April 13th.

Confirmation 2009:

We would like to invite everyone to our Confirmation on Saturday, April 25th at 10:00AM. We have the honor of having Bishop William Justice as our celebrant.

For Your Information

Rice Bowls:

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

Baptismal Preparation Class:

Since our regular Baptismal Preparation Class happened to fall on Good Friday, we have rescheduled the class for Monday, April 20th at 6:00PM in the Parish Office.

‘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.

Transforming Grief:

Transforming Grief is a one-day spiritual retreat for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. It is being offered by Barbara Elordi, Ministry of Consolation Coordinator for the Archdiocese on Saturday, April 18th, at St. Anselm’s in San Anselmo from 9:30AM-2:30PM.

Second Collections:

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

Last Week’s Collection Totals


Reflections GOSPEL: John 20:1-9
Imagine the headlines that might accompany this Easter gospel: "Woman Finds Tomb Empty," "Race to Tomb Lost by Peter," "Burial Shroud Mysteriously Vacated." John's account makes it clear that Mary Magdalene was the first witness to the empty tomb. Like Peter and John, she did not at first understand that Jesus had risen from the dead. In an historical time when women were not allowed to testify in a court of law, Jesus chose a woman to be the first witness to the empty tomb and to the risen Lord himself. The very next story in John's Gospel tells us how Mary Magdalene meets the risen Jesus and he sends her to announce to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord" (John 20:18).

Whenever we hear this or any other Easter gospel proclaimed, we can rejoice that we too have been chosen as witnesses that Jesus is the Son of God who has risen from the dead.

1.) Why do you think Mary Magdalene, Peter and John did not at first know what to make of the empty tomb?

2.) If you had been among them, what might you have seen as a "clue" inside the tomb?

3.) How do you think John interpreted this clue?

4.) Name one quality or skill you can use to help others experience the joy of following Jesus.