Church Of The Epiphany Richmond, Virginia December 21, 2014 Welcome to Church of the Epiphany Liturgy Saturday Sunday Tuesday-Thursday Friday Saturday 5:15 pm 8:30, 11:00 am & 5:15 pm 9:30 am 7:30 am Reconciliation Office Hours 3:30 pm Monday-Friday 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 745-0282 Joe Bickett, Finance Council President 327-1690 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 2:1-14 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 Calendar 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 $1,586 Sunday Collection for 12/7 $31,362 Sunday Collection YTD $490,920 Sunday Collections Budget $536,500 Overage (Deficit) ($45,580) Special Collections Capital Improvement Fund YTD Total Parish Income YTD Total Parish Expenses YTD Net Profit (Loss) $5,732 $559,237 $558,977 $260 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 people! 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. Christmas 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 singles and couples! Contact Sean O’Hara at [email protected] for more information and location. 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 Miscellaneous 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]). INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY 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 THE BUILDING IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT. Contact the church or the teacher. ALL MEETING CANCELLATIONS CAN BE HEARD ON EPIPHANY’S ANSWERING MACHINE 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 Wynder. 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 Moss. 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.
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