Church of the Epiphany
Third Sunday of Easter
April 26th, 2009 Bulletin


Meetings This Week

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)


Monday, April 27

8:00am OKH School (PLC)
5:30pm CRY Legion of Mary
7:00pm OKH St. Vincent de Paul
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Tuesday, April 28

10:00am OKH Over 50 Club
5:00pm RH Youth Ministry
7:00pm CAF Communion Rehearsal


Wednesday, April 29

8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Thursday, April 30

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


Friday, May 1

11:00am CH SCHOOL: May Crowning
7:00pm OKH Spanish Baptismal Preparation Class
7:00pm RH Outreach Commission


Saturday, May 2

9:00am CH SCHOOL: First Communion
1:00pm CH FAITH FORMATION: First Communion
4:00pm CH Confessions
8:00pm DR Grupo Progreso


Sunday, May 3

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


Mass Intentions

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


Monday, April 27

6:30am Paul Drews. Sr.
8:00am
Community Mass:

Joe Bianchi
Luga Manzanares
Estefania Arzaga So
Aida Villanueva


Tuesday, April 28

6:30am Suzanne Jambon
8:00am Vincenzo Cava


Wednesday, April 29

6:30am Rosina & Vincenzo Cava
8:00am Carlotta Lari


Thursday, April 30

6:30am Ted Maylas
8:00am Joe & Cecelia Sanchez


Friday, May 1

6:30am Joe Baciocco
8:00am Gregoria Maniago-Valenzuela


Saturday, May 2

8:00am Epigenia Ypon & Allyson Artes
5:30pm Estefania Arzaga So


Sunday, May 3

6:30am Fe C. Cabahug
8 :30am Frank Azzolino
10:00am Lucia Tomas
11:30am Encarnacion Sanchez
1:00pm Antonio Villanueva


Pray for the Sick

Arnold & Allyson Artes
Richard Anduha
Mark Benton
Magglio Boscarino
Nathan Carzon
Brother Haig Charshaf
Shirley De Long
Esmeraldo Delago
Ruben Garcia, Sr.
Manuel Galvez
Narcisa Gonzales
Nita Guiang
William Guerra
Guillermo Guillen
Msgr. Bruce Dreier
Mary Kumar
Leona Lawrence
Diana Leung
Frank Loomis
Ray Lopez
Encarnacion Mauricio
Michael McGarvey
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.

Delfin Arquero
Remigio Leonardo
John Taub
Cresencion Velasco


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, May 1st from 8:30AM-5:00PM. This will take place in the sacristy to the right of the altar.


Thank You:

ICF Br.20 wishes to thank everyone who supported their Spaghetti & Meatball Takeout. Your support is really appreciated!


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 Date:

First Communion:
Rehearsal is on April 28th at 7:00PM Ceremony is on May 2nd at 9:00AM & 1:00PM.
We would like to invite everyone to our First Communion on Saturday, May 2nd at 9:00AM (Epiphany Students) and 1:00PM (Faith Formation students).


Rummage Sale & Food Fest:

Get ready for our Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30th in the School Yard from 9:00AM-4:00PM. 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


Announcements

Congratulations:

We want to congratulate all our newly Confirmed! We had 99 Confirmandi who received the Holy Spirit on April 25th. We also want to thank Bishop Bill Justice for joining us. Thank you to all our teachers, parents, and sponsors. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide us each and everyday!


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.


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!


Blood Drive:

St. Paul’s Church (221 Valley Street, SF) is having a Blood Drive on Sunday, May 3rd from 9:00AM-1:00PM.Each donor will receive a MSL Music Download collection along with a Jack in the Box “2 Free Taco’s with every purchase” card! To schedule your lifesaving appointment, please register online or call Julie (415) 586-8911 Sponsor code: SaintPaulSF www.BloodHeroes.com


‘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


For Your Information

An Easter Reflection from a Parishioner:

“As my wife and I attended the Easter Vigil Mass last Saturday, April 11, Rev. Eugene Tungol eloquently in his homily, reiterated the true meaning of the Easter Vigil celebration. DARKNESS – The Easter Vigil begins with darkness. The darkness itself is the first movement of the liturgy, so we begin our preparation with that darkness. It represents all darkness, and all the meanings of darkness-devoid of light, evil thoughts, motivations, deeds: all that is hidden and secret, deceitful and dishonest, divisive and abusive, immortal and sinful. It’s the darkness of our world, and the darkness in my heart. If I come to the vigil and restlessly and impatiently fidget in the dark ‘until something happens,’ I’ll miss the power of what is about to happen. So we prepare by readying ourselves to experience the darkness. It is distasteful and reprehensible, embarrassing and humbling, fearful and despairing. Then a LIGHT is struck. It breaks into the darkness. The candle lit from the new fire is then processed into the community, and we receive its light and experience the power of that light as it grows. When the candle is brought in front and center, we

celebrate the Easter Proclamation. This prayer sounds like a Eucharistic Prayer. We give thanks and praise over this symbol of the light of Christ in our presence and ‘concentrate’ on it as Christ’s presence among us. Reading this proclamation carefully and letting its joyful song into our hearts is a wonderful way to prepare to feel its exultant praise at the Vigil. I have never attended an Easter Vigil Mass as beautiful as what I experienced last Holy Thursday. Belated Happy Easter to everybody!”
-Manny Peñalosa



Second Collections:

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


Last Week’s Collection Totals

SUNDAY’S OFFERING: $8,517.50
SECOND COLLECTION:
$1,717.00



Reflections GOSPEL: Luke 24:35-48
This reading from Luke's Gospel could be called "The Ghost Story That Wasn't." Two disciples who had just met the risen Jesus on the road are telling their story to the other disciples. Then right in the middle of their story, Jesus appears and says, "Peace be with you." The frightened disciples think they are seeing a ghost. Jesus has to show them his wounds and even eat a piece of fish to prove that he is real. The good news is so good that the disciples find it hard to believe at first.

Because they are still not sure what to make of him, Jesus explains how he has fulfilled the Scriptures by his suffering, death and resurrection. In his name, they will go out to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins for all people.

1.) Recall a time when a friend or family member appeared "out of the blue" when he or she was not expected. How did you respond?

2.) What are some of the reasons you think the disciples had such a hard time believing that their unexpected visitor was really Jesus?

3.) Why do you think disciples then and now do not always understand the Scriptures?