Bulletin - Church of the Epiphany

Church Of The Epiphany
Richmond, Virginia
December 21, 2014
Welcome to Church of the Epiphany
5:15 pm
8:30, 11:00 am & 5:15 pm
9:30 am
7:30 am
Office Hours
3:30 pm
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Office Phone: 794-0222
Fax: 378-2013
Website: www.epiphanychurch.org
Phone Contact Numbers
Rev. John C. Kazibwe, Pastor
794-0222, ext. 17
Steve Woods, Pastoral Council Chair
Joe Bickett, Finance Council President
If you have a medical emergency after hours and you
need to speak to Father Kazibwe, please dial 794-0222
then press *830.
Fourth Sunday of Advent
2 Samuel 7:1-5,8b-12,14a,16; Psalm 89:2-5,27,29;
Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38
Monday: 1 Samuel 1:24-28; Luke 1:46-56
Tuesday: Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24; Luke 1:57-66
Wednesday, Christmas Eve and Thursday, Christmas:
Isaiah 9:1-6; Psalm 96:1-3, 11-13; Titus 2:11-14; Luke
Friday: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Matthew 10:17-22
Saturday: 1 John 1:1-4; John 20:2-8
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21;
Luke 2:22-40
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Mass 8:30, 11:00 am & 5:15 pm- CLW Team D (122)
Childcare for 8:30 & 11:00 am Mass (108/109)
9:45 am
Priest, Prophet & King Video (114)
Cherub Choir Rehearsal (AB)
10:00 am
Chancel Choir (AB)
3:00 pm Men’s Cursillo Team Meeting (122)
Monday, December 22, 2014
9:00 am
Art & Environment (Centrum)
7:30 pm Men’s Cursillo Prayer Group (118)
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
9:30 am
Morning Mass (Centrum)
5:00 pm Cherub Choir Rehearsal (Centrum)
7:00 pm Adult Bible (116)
Rehearsal for Christmas Eve (Centrum)
7:30 pm N.A. Meeting (122)
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Eve of the Nativity of the Lord
Office Closed
4:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass (Centrum)
7:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass (Centrum)
10:00 pm
Christmas Eve Mass (Centrum)
Thursday, December 25, 2014
The Nativity of the Lord
Office Closed
11:00 am
Christmas Day Mass (Centrum)
7:00 pm A.A. Meeting (113)
Friday, December 26, 2014
Office Closed
No Eucharistic Adoration
Welcome New Parishioners! You are invited to register
as members of Epiphany after any Mass. Please visit our
Welcome Desk in the Commons to register and get your
welcome packet. If you are a returning parishioner,
please contact Rita Jones in the office, 794-0222 x22 and
update your information!
Financial Update: (July 2014-June 2015)
Immaculate Conception 12/8
Sunday Collection for 12/7
Sunday Collection YTD
Sunday Collections Budget
Overage (Deficit)
Special Collections
Capital Improvement Fund YTD
Total Parish Income YTD
Total Parish Expenses YTD
Net Profit (Loss)
Saturday, December 27, 2014
8:00 am
Men’s Cursillo Prayer Group (AB)
3:30 pm Reconciliation (Minor Worship)
5:15 pm Mass (Centrum) - No CLW
Sunday, December 28, 2014
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Mass 8:30, 11:00 am & 5:15 pm- No CLW
Childcare for 8:30 & 11:00 am Mass (108/109)
9:45 am
Cherub Choir Rehearsal (AB)
10:00 am
Chancel Choir (AB)
3:00 pm Men’s Cursillo Team Meeting (122)
Fourth Sunday of Advent
General Information
Human Concerns
Minister of Hospitality volunteers are needed for
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Liturgies. If you can
help, sign-up sheets are located on the table near the
kitchen. Thank you for volunteering.
Outreach for December: Food items will go to
Bainbridge Community Ministry.
Please bring nonperishable items anytime during the month. Especially
needed are soups, stews, peanut butter, crackers, canned
fruits and juices, cereal and powdered milk. Thank you for
providing nourishment for our neighbors.
Thanks for the Memories! All of the photos that were
displayed on our November Memorial Board are now in the
box by the Sacristy door where they were dropped off last
month. Please claim your photos by mid-December. Thank
you for these wonderful reminders of so many special
CARITAS Coming in January: Support the efforts of
CARITAS and other Richmond-area agencies to eliminate
homelessness. First, learn more about the current
situation: “…on any given day in Richmond, 999 men,
women and children are experiencing homelessness”
[www.homewardva.org]. Organizations like CARITAS
provide temporary shelter and support with the goal of
permanent and stable housing. The recent shift to “rapid
re-housing” ensures that single adults and families spend
even less time in shelters and more time gaining skills of
self-sufficiency. Second, sign up to share your time and
resources with our January CARITAS guests. We will host
single male adults January 17-24 here at the church.
Third, explore other ways to assist with CARITAS during
the rest of the year: help with the Furniture Bank,
CARITAS Works or the “Table Project.” CARITAS signups
will be January 3-4 and 10-11 after all Masses
Human Concerns Ministry leaders and members will
meet on Monday, January 12 at 7:00 in AB. Parishioners
are invited to join us as we plan for future outreach
opportunities. Please contact Laurie Weeda, 794-0222, for
more information.
December 24th, Christmas Eve
Mass at 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 pm
December 25th, Christmas Day
Mass at 11:00 am
Outreach for January: Food items will go to our
Epiphany Food Pantry. Please bring non-perishable items
anytime during the month. Especially needed are soups,
stews, peanut butter, crackers, canned fruits and juices,
cereal and powdered milk. Thank you for providing
nourishment for our neighbors.
Miracles from the Manger: By the generosity of
Epiphany parishioners and their eagerness to share the Joy
of Christ’s birth, a total of 337 people have received
Miracle from the Manger gifts. Thank you for blessing the
gift recipients served by Bainbridge Community Ministry,
Offender Aid and Restoration, Woodland Crossing and
Pregnancy Resource Center. Gratitude is also extended to
each person who prepared the gift tags, volunteered at the
Manger, and who sorted, stored or delivered the gifts. For
the abundance of your generosity, we give thanks to God
and wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Honduras Mission Trip: A team of 12 will travel to El
Progreso, Honduras on Feb. 28. Needed medical supplies
include: nasal saline, eye drops, ear wax drops, anti-itch
cream, children’s acetaminophen, infant fever/pain drops,
infant vitamin drops, antibiotic and antifungal creams,
single-symptom antihistamine or nasal decongestant for
adults or children, multi-vitamins for adults and children
(no gummies), 81 mg aspirin tablets, and prenatal
vitamins. If you prefer to make a monetary donation,
please make your check out to Epiphany and put
“Honduras” in the memo line. Your generosity will benefit
the many patients we expect to see. Please keep the team,
and those we will serve in your prayers.
Grant applications: Epiphany has a long-standing history
of providing financial grants to community organizations
that serve people in need. If you are involved with an
organization that might benefit from our support, please
contact Laurie Weeda, 794-0222, to learn about the
application process.
CareNotes: In December themes are featured relating to
gratitude, care giving issues, grief during the holidays, and
forgiveness. CareNote display racks are found in the
education wing near the parish library and in the
Commons near the office. Titles for youth and teens are
included in the Commons display. These brief pamphlets
appear very simple on the surface, but express messages
of truth and consolation we often need to be reminded of
in times of stress, loss or other life challenges.
Church Of The Epiphany
Richmond, Virginia
Youth Ministry
December 21, 2014
Christian Formation
Hilliard House First Wednesday Meals! COOK OR
SERVE! High School Youth Council and other youth group
members are needed to serve dinner at the house at
5:30pm. Meals should be for approximately 10 adults and
between 15-20 kids. Our group will need to arrive at about
4:45-5pm to serve. Dinner lasts until 6:30 pm. Our NEXT
meal will be on January 7th.
Infant Baptisms are celebrated during our weekend
liturgies. The next Baptism weekend is January 10/11.
The next Baptism class is scheduled for Tuesday,
December 30th at 7:00 pm in Room 122, and a walk
through is scheduled on Sunday, January 4th at 9:45 am in
the Centrum. To register, please call Brenda Rogers at
794-0222, ext. 10, or email [email protected]
High School Youth Council meeting will be held again on
Sunday, January 11th from 6:30-8pm. Please join us!
The Center for Marriage, Family, and Life is hosting the 3rd
Annual Catholic Men’s Conference in the Diocese of
Richmond on Saturday, January 10 at the Greater
Richmond Convention Center in Richmond. The day will
feature powerful and inspiring talks and breakout sessions,
an expanded expo area, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and
Mass. Bishop DiLorenzo will be speaking and celebrating
Mass. We are also pleased to welcome Catholic speaker,
author, and podcaster, Greg Willits as our keynote
speaker. Registration is $35 for general admission, $15 for
permanent deacons and college students, and free for
priests and religious brothers. Learn more and register at
www.cdrcmfl.org or call 804-622-5109 for details.
Middle and High School Christian Formation will have
its next session on Sunday, November 9 from 3-5pm. This
is a parish event as well – all families are welcome! Please
be sure you have registered your child(ren) on-line or
through the main office. Remaining sessions for 20142015 are: 1/4, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, and 4/19.
Confirmation Retreat Team will have their next meeting
on Monday, January 5th from 6-8pm.
Confirmation 2015: All youth in 10-12th that are enrolled
in Christian Formation, Community Faith Formation or
attend a Catholic high school are eligible to receive
Confirmation in the Easter season of 2015. Immediate
preparation includes a mandatory weekend retreat (Jan
16-18) and two sessions with a sponsor in February.
Confirmation Mass has been set for Tuesday, May 12 th at
7pm with Msgr. Mark Lane, Vicar General as the celebrant.
Watch the mail, e-mail and display boards for more
information or contact Sarah Brockwell.
VIRTUS TRAINING is the Diocese of Richmond’s program
to attend to the safety of all children. It is required that all
youth-related volunteers over the age of 18 take this 3hour course ONCE in a lifetime. Please see www.virtus.org
for more information or to register. If you are even
thinking about volunteering PLEASE get a head start and
take this class.
YOUNG ADULT CLUB is a ministry for 18-30 year olds.
Bring a friend and/or your spouse - this ministry is open to
[email protected] for more information and
We need your labels!! We are collecting FREE MONEY
for St. Edward-Epiphany School. You can help us by
clipping and collecting the following: Campbell's Labels for
Education UPC Codes, Box Tops, Tyson A+, and My Coke
Rewards. Place them in the box in the commons. We very
much appreciate your participation in our success! Please
contact Beth Gill at [email protected] with any questions.
God gave us the greatest gift of love when He sent His son
to redeem us. He asks us to love one another as He loves
us. Take the time to grow deeper in love with God, your
spouse and your family at a Worldwide Marriage
Encounter Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage
Encounter Weekends are 20-22 Feb 2015 in Herndon or
17-19 Apr 2015 in Fredericksburg. For more information or
to apply, visit our website at www.renewmarriagevasouth.org or contact us at [email protected] or 757-483-3209.
Search for the longest married couple: This is the fifth
consecutive year for the highly-acclaimed project
recognizing couples for their long marriages. Sponsored by
Worldwide Marriage Encounter, couples are selected from
nominations submitted. In addition to the longest married
couple in the entire United States, recognition will also be
given to a couple from each state who has achieved that
distinction. Nominations are open to all husband and wife
couples regardless of religious affiliation. The contact
information for sending in a nomination, which simply
requires the name of the couple, their wedding date, and
where they currently reside, along with a contact phone or
e-mail address of the individual nominating the couple is
as follows: E-mail: [email protected], regular
mail Dick & Diane Baumbach, 8924 Puerto Del Rio Drive
Suite 402, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, or phone number
321-613-5180. Nominations must be received by Jan. 10.
A Christmas Gift: “A Gift of Gratitude” is a book written
to be given away! The book has various stories of
gratitude by the author, Juanita Walker. Juanita was the
Office Administrator at the founding of Epiphany, and the
book is dedicated to the communities of Church of the
Epiphany and St. Michael’s. It can be purchased on line
from Barnes & Noble or Amazon. At the end of the book is
a place for you to express gratitude to someone in your life
with a gift they can cherish for years to come.
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Prayer List
Art Notes –Fourth Sunday of Advent
The end of the season of Advent approaches. All four of
the candles are lit. The waiting is almost over. The way
has been prepared, as described in Saint Matthew’s and
Saint John’s Gospels for the second and third Sundays of
Advent and displayed by the icon of “St. John the Baptist
in the Wilderness” in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Mary
has accepted her role in God’s plan, described in Saint
Luke’s Gospel for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
and depicted in several versions of “The Annunciation”;
copies of masterpieces by da Vinci in the Centrum and by
El Greco in the Chapel, and an original piece by Mario
Franchi of Assisi, Italy in the Centrum. In Minor Worship,
Epiphany’s representation of the little town of Bethlehem
awaits the arrival of Emmanuel. The main components of
the crèche are the work of Giuseppe and Marco Ferrigno
of San Gregorio Armeno neighborhood in Naples, Italy.
Please pray for the sick in our parish family: Gerry
Andersen, Iraida Azuaje, Jose Azuaje, Marithe Baclagon,
George Bauer, Benedict Beran, Jeanette Beran, John
Bolger, Dennis Brink, Lou Burnette, Frank Burns, Myron
Cale, Paul Canty, Patricia Carter, Anita Coiley, Dan Collier,
Holly Collier, Brian Curley, Harry Dalton, Caitlin Elliott,
Frank Garcia, Bill Gerow, Jim Hanifer, Fred Hayton, Martin
Heineke, Fran Herbel, Joseph Hoban, Julie Honigmann,
Elaine Kandravy, Carol Kelley, Bill Kerner, Andrea Kinnier,
Dave LaRue, Claire Liptak, Greg Liptak, Cynthia Loomer,
John Maiden, Bob Malek, Josh Marant, Walter Marsh,
Jeanne Mayer, Michael Maynes, Jim McGowan, Elba
Medina, Mary Miller, Timothy Murtagh, Maria Perez,
Didanna Pfluger, Fausto Pineda, Jim Rakes, Sandra Riley,
Carmelle Roberts, Chuck Robinson, Dorothy Romano,
Nicholas Roussos, Marilyn Rudzinski, Betty Russo, Tracy
Salisbury, Betty Savik, Joy Schnurman, Heather Shortall,
Msgr. Thomas Shreve, Margie Sobert, Jim Staib, Emma
Stock, Fran Trexler, Kathleen Ukrop, Brad Vaden, Virginia
Walker, Jim Wallain, Carol Wolfe, Dorothy Wrona, Rose
Zincone; Shirley Apperson, Dot Bogdan, Regina Carpinteri,
Mickey Charles, Helen Dowgialo, Margaret Ess, Lorraine
Fulton, Sean Greenwood, Richard Haczynski, Ruth
Henretty, Robin Hickey, Cynthy Johnson, Ken Kinder, Bill
Lauper, Brandon O’Hara, Deanna Perez, Mary Perlmutter,
Marie Petraitis, Michael Phelan, Carrell Powell, Elise Powis,
Peter Reed, Bridget Rigdon, Gene Sakshaug, Norman
Schultz, Janine Sparzak, Kollin Wagner, Isadora Williams,
Peg Young.
Hanover County family is in need of pet friendly house
to rent. Or, thinking boldly, do you have a piece of
property to donate so we can surround this family, work
with several organizations and get them a home of their
own? If you'd like to help this fabulous, faith-filled family,
please call Karen, St. Michael Catholic Church, 527--1037
x 29 or email ([email protected]).
Religion classes follow the decision of Chesterfield
County Schools. If schools are closed due to inclement
weather conditions THERE IS NO CLASS. If inclement
weather conditions begin to worsen after school ends,
or on a Sunday, a message will be left on the tape at
Church, 794-0222. A decision will be made no later
than one hour before class. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO
church or the teacher. ALL MEETING CANCELLATIONS
BY CALLING 794-0222 or going to the church website
at www.epiphanychurch.org.
Remember to pray for those in military service:
Albana Alba, Jeremy Anderson, Frances Bernard, Colin
Boyle, Catherine Bray, Jonathan Burrill, Anastasia Cale,
Daniel Claytor, David Hanifer, Eric Harris, Christopher
Januski, Patrick Johns, Nickolas Kieper, Cody LaBarr, Krista
Lepire, Michael Long, Matthew MacNeilly, Michael Olsen,
Kathryn Payne, Mary Ellen Payne, Rodrigo Perez, Matthew
Provost, Sally Rivera, Brian Smith, John Snyder, Jordan
Snyder, Stanley Stevens, Jr., Daniel Christopher Swart,
Joseph Swart, Dillon Woods, Joshua Wootton, Eheron
And for those loved ones in our extended family:
Martina Aluegue, Irisa Arens, Ann Barbara, Sylvia Berking,
Alexandra Bourgeois, Corinne Campbell, Francis Chester,
Connie Claybourne, Vincent DeCiucis, Michael Donahue,
John Dooley, Quentin Fabiano, Max Finkelstein, Trudie
Hubbard, Louise Kelly, Judy Ketron, Rudy Kibler, Carol
Kimmel, Jimmy Moore, Catherine Palm, Gerry Petry,
Doreen Piazza, Jorge Saez, Connie Schick, Mildred Scott,
Damian Seckora, Elizabeth Skrocki, Theresa Story, Gary
Thompson, Catherine Vandesand, Barbara Volpe, Herc
Volpe, Courtney Waters, Larry Williams.
Pray for those who have died: Mary Spagnolo; Donald
Daily Mass Intentions are offered Tuesday-Thursday
at 9:30 am and Friday at 7:30 am.
Week of December 21, 2014
There will be no Daily Morning Masses the week
of December 21st or the week of December 29th.
Christmas Eve Mass will be at 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00
pm; Christmas Day Mass will be at 11:00 am. There will
be a Mass at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 1 for
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.