Church of the Epiphany
Second Sunday of Easter
April 19th, 2009 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

Sunday, April 19

10:00am CAF ICF: Spaghetti Takeout
11:00am RH RCIA
2:30pm RH Education Commission
6:30pm OKH Divine Mercy Reception
7:30pm DR AA (English)


Monday, April 20

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


Tuesday, April 21

5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
6:30pm OKH School: First Communion Parents
7:00pm CAF Confirmation Rehearsal
7:00pm CAF Knights of Columbus


Wednesday, April 22

7:00pm CAF EPA Meeting
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, April 23

1:00pm KIT Over 50 Club
6:30pm OKH Epiphany of the Lord
7:00pm CAF Grupo de Oracion
7:00pm RH Education Commission
7:30pm CHP Choir Rehearsal
8:00pm DR AA (English)


Friday, April 24

6:00pm OKH Over 50 Dinner
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission


Saturday, April 25

10:00am CH CONFIRMATION
1:00pm OKH Filipino Society
4:00pm CH Confessions
5:00pm OKH Knights of Columbus
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, April 26

11:00am RH RCIA
2:45pm OKH Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound
3:00pm RH Filipino Consultative
7:30pm DR AA (English)


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, April 20

6:30am Thanksgiving: Bernal Fmaily
8:00am
Community Mass:

Priscilla Fernandez
Julian & Jose Perez
John Peter
Servillano Maputi
Nestor Naval
Intention: Valeria Kim


Tuesday, April 21

6:30am Jesus Ayala
8:00am Alexander Reyno


Wednesday, April 22

6:30am Lena Fragulia
8:00am Lucia G. Agpoon


Thursday, April 23

6:30am Joe Pandolfi
8:00am Joe Pandolfi


Friday, April 24

6:30am Fausto & Segunda Masangkay
8:00am William Schmid


Saturday, April 25

8:00am Maria & Giovanni Lombardi
5:30pm Jose Arcebido, Jr.


Sunday, April 26

6:30am Chuck Murphy
8 :30am ICF Branch 20
10:00am Jose Salaver
11:30am Garcia Family
1:00pm Josephine Lim
5:30pm Joseph & Elvera De Martis


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
Msgr. Bruce Dreier
Mary Kumar
Leona Lawrence
Remigio Leonardo
Diana Leung
Frank Loomis
Ray Lopez
Encarnacion Mauricio
Joseph Marchand
Celeste McFarland
Josie Moggia
Jose Morazán
Jillian Nava
Magdalena Nemenzo
Laurie Nocerino
Ramona Rinkerman
Ray R.
Father Thomas Seagrave
Beverly Stanley
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.

Teresa Bersamina
Jack Cruz
Jeanie McAlister
Jose Francisco Mendoza, Jr.
Estefania Arzaga So


News from the Church of the Epiphany

Coming Up Soon


Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout:

ICF Br. 20 is having their Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout today. Do not forget to pickup your orders in the cafeteria between 10:00AM-3:00PM.


Divine Mercy Sunday:

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


Baptismal Preparation Class:

Since our regular English 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.


THANK YOU!:

We are very grateful to everyone who helped make our Easter services so meaningful. We want to thank the Spiritual Life Commission members-Porfirio Aguiar, Mario Balestrieri, Christine Del Rosario, Carol Haunert, Kathy Parish-Reese, Maria Rodriguez, Rick &Shirley Simpliciano and Dante Tayag. We also want to thank our choirs, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, ushers and greeters, altar servers, those who helped clean the church both inside and outside, those who arranged the flowers, those who donated flowers, our money counters, our speakers during the Parish Mission & Good Friday and everyone we missed. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. Happy Easter!


Announcements

Feather Falls Casino:

The Grupo Hispano invites you to Feather Falls Casino on Saturday, May 2nd. 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.


Catholic Lobby Day:

Put your faith into action! The 11th Annual Lobby Day will be on Tuesday, April 28th at the Capitol Building in Sacramento.
For more information call (415) 614-5570 or (415) 614-5572 or email:
ribeirop@sfarchdiocese.org


Important Dates:

Confirmation:

Rehearsal is on April 21st at 7:00PM
Ceremony is on April 25th at 10:00AM

First Communion:

Rehearsal is on April 28th at 7:00PM
Ceremony is on May 2nd at 1:00PM.

We would like to invite everyone to our Confirmation on Saturday, April 25th at 10:00AM and to our First Communion on Saturday, May 2nd at 9:00AM (Epiphany Students) and 1:00PM (Faith Formation students).


CYO Summer Camp:

REGISTER NOW for Catholic Charities CYO’s 63rd summer adventure at CYO Camp in Occidental, CA. Youth sessions for children entering 2nd through 8th grade. Teen Session for 13-16 year olds. CIT program for 16 and 17 year olds. Register online at www.cyocamp.org or call (707) 874-0200 today!


Benefit Magic Show:

The California Police Activities League presents a “Benefit Magic Show” on Sunday, August 9th at San Mateo’s Performing Arts Center. For further info. please call (650) 757-0227.


For Your Information

Baptisms:

On Saturday, April 25th Baptisms will be at 12:00PM.


‘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.


Community Shopping Day:

Buy a $10 ticket and help support the programs of Epiphany School. Your ticket entitles a 10-20% discount off almost everything* at Macy’s Union Square, Valley Fair, Stanford and Pleasanton plus an additional $10 off of one purchase of $25 or more on Saturday, May 16th. To purchase tickets, please contact the EPA hotline (415) 337-4030 ext. 240



Second Collections:

TODAY: our Parish Athletic Program.
NEXT WEEK: the Black and Indian Home Missions & Catholic Home Missions.


Last Week’s Collection Totals

SUNDAY’S OFFERING: $20,983.27
SECOND COLLECTION:
$4,626.17
GOOD FRIDAY OFFERING:
$2,273.19
HOLY THURSDAY OFFERING:
$1,053.49


Capital Campaign Update:

It has been two years since we began our Capital Campaign.

To date $902,688.44 has been pledged and we have received $385,712.37. Its never too late to make a pledge or give a donation. We want to thank everyone for their continued faithfulness. Please join us in eliminating our debt!


Reflections GOSPEL: John 20:19-31


Put yourself in Thomas' place. When the risen Jesus appeared to the other disciples, you were absent. Now they are insisting that not only did they see him, but he breathed the power of the Holy Spirit on them. Poor Thomas! You definitely feel left out. So you insist that you will never believe unless you get to stick your finger into Jesus' wounded hands and side.

A week later you have an opportunity to be true to your word. Jesus once again appears and invites you to touch and examine his wounds. Your doubts are blown away! You exclaim, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus points out that you believe because you have seen him for yourself. But whom do you now hear him praising?

1.) What is the first thing Jesus says to his disciples who are hiding behind locked doors? Why do you think he says this?

2.) What does receiving the power of the Holy Spirit enable the disciples to do?

3.) What good would you say came out of Thomas' missing out on Jesus' first visit?

4.) How do we experience the peace and forgiveness of Jesus in the Church today?