MASSES THIS WEEK AT EPIPHANY
(†) (DENOTES DECEASED)
Sunday, December 10, Second Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. Thomas M. O’Connor, Sr. (†) (B/day)
10:00 a.m. D’Alessio Family and Eugene and Ernest (†)(M/M P.G.)
12:00 p.m. Barbara Rosella (†) (B/Day) (M.F.)
5:00 p.m. Joseph A. Luvara (†) (J.L.)
Monday, December 11, Saint Damasus I
7:00 a.m. Morris Satz (†) (S.H.)
12:05 p.m. Josephine Imburgia (†) (B/day)
(M/M S.M., Jr.)
5:15 p.m. Mass for the People
Tuesday, December 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe
7:00 a.m. Robert P. Horgos and Martika (R.P.H.)
12:05 p.m. Francis (Pete) Diener (†) (M.K.D.)
5:15 p.m. Pat and Sharon Capretto and Family
Wednesday, December 13, Saint Lucy
7:00 a.m. Paul J. Murphy, Sr. (†) (N.F.M.)
12:05 p.m. In Honor of Saint Lucy (MA.P.)
5:15 p.m. Respect for All Human Life (W.M.M. Jr.)
Thursday, December 14, Saint John of the Cross
7:00 a.m. Louis O’Neil (†) (V.O.)
12:05 p.m. Sam Manfredi, Sr. (†) (B/day) (M/M S.M., Jr.)
5:15 p.m. Mary McCaffrey (†) (T.&S.M.)
Friday, December 15, Advent Weekday
7:00 a.m. Louise C. Webber (†) (Anniv.) (J.W.)
12:05 p.m. Dave Daigle (B.B.)
5:15 p.m. Vincenzo Folino (†) (B/day) (J.P.)
Saturday, December 16, Advent Weekday
12:05 p.m. Domenic Florian (†) (Anniv.) (M.F.)
6:00 p.m. Margaret DeCort (†) (Family)
Sunday, December 17, Third Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. Alan Byrne (†) (M/M E.M.)
10:00 a.m. Maurice Hibschman (†) (P.D.)
12:00 p.m. George and Theresa Haas (†) (M/M J.C.)
5:00 p.m. Robert Bertha (†) (M.B.)
CELEBRANTS AT EPIPHANY THIS WEEK
Rev. Carmen A. D’Amico - 12:05 p.m. Tuesday
Rev. E. Daniel Sweeney - 12:05 p.m. Monday, Thursday; 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
Rev. John F. Walsh - 12:05 p.m. Wednesday,
5:15 p.m. Friday
Rev. Ameh Ambrose Ejeh - 7 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 12:05 p.m. Friday, Saturday
Rev. Douglas F. Peduti, S.J. - 7 a.m. Wednesday, Friday; 5:15 p.m. Monday, Thursday
Saturday, December 16 (Vigil) 6 p.m. Rev. Peduti
Sunday, December 17 8 a.m. Rev. Ejeh
10 a.m. Rev. D’Amico
12 noon Rev. Walsh
5 p.m. Rev. Sweeney
ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HER, O LORD - Please pray for the repose of the soul of Cynthia Rhodes.
Cynthia was the sister of George Francis, one of our parishioners. Please remember George in your
ADVENT is a time for preparing for the coming of Christ. One way to prepare is by going to
confession. Our confession schedule is Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and
Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 noon and 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Also a penance service will be held at Saint
Benedict the Moor Church on Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. Five priests will be hearing
confessions. Why not take advantage of God’s forgiveness.
THE CIBORIUM for reserving the Body of Christ in the tabernacle was in need of refurbishing—
we want nothing but the best for our Lord. The cost of having the ciborium re-plated in gold was
$500. If anyone would like to make a donation as a memorial or in a family name to cover this
cost, please call the parish office.
CHRISTMAS FLOWER OFFERING - The envelope inserted in today’s bulletin may be used for
enclosing donations to cover the cost of Christmas flowers. If you would like to make a donation of
$10 or more in honor of a loved one or a favorite saint, his or her name will be published in the
Christmas bulletin. Thank you.
A NEW PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM has been ordered. Our goal is to have it installed by
year’s end. Although we have not collected the full amount needed to purchase the system, we
are hoping to reach our goal very soon. Please be supportive.
MONTHLY REMEMBRANCE - The altar wine and hosts that are being consecrated at the
Masses throughout the month of December have been donated in honor of the Hahn, Harris
and Yothers families, living and deceased. If you would like to make a donation in memory of
a loved one(s) to offset the cost of the altar bread and wine, please call the parish office. The
priest will pray for your loved one(s) at each Mass as the bread and wine are offered up, and a
note will be placed in the bulletin each week. The donation for a month is $100.
THE SANCTUARY LAMP burns continuously signifying the presence of the Lord in the
Tabernacle. A 14-day candle is now burning in loving memory of Frank Bruno, for the two
weeks of December 10 and 17. If you would like to have a loved one(s) remembered or honor
someone, call the parish office to schedule. The donation is $20. All weeks in 2006 are taken.
Dates for 2007 are now open.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE SICK AND HOSPITALIZED IN OUR COMMUNITY: Bernard L. &
Ann Albrecht, Mary Barry, Ruth Barry, Damien Brown, Patricia Conte, Tom Carmody, Michael
Delaney, Eugene DiPofi, Dory Dominguez, Dorothy Easterday, Joe Esia, Mary Florian, Mary Gaita,
Gordon Gladden, Tara Hilliard-Sposito, Mary Hoover, Nicole Jenkins, Cassie Karwonski, John
Kaufman, Bobbie Klette, Anna D. Kralek, Michael Labozze, Michael Lavezoli, James Marraway,
Virginia Lee Sweeney McCarthy, John & Thomas G. & Elizabeth, Donald, & Steve Pezich, Linda
Rachuba, Catharine A. Rihn, Sue Rush, Jason Spade, Reverend Robert E. Spangenberg, Jodi
Stebler, Ethel Thomas, Joyce Thompson, Mary Wisdom, Anthony Zucco, and all the members and
friends of Epiphany.
Remember those who are serving in the military all over the world. Pray for Peace.
HEATING SYSTEM UPDATE - Work is progressing. A new gas line has been installed, and
most of the distribution pipes have been run in the parish hall. Duquesne Light is installing a new
transformer, and Young Electric Service has begun putting in new electrical service. Work should
begin inside the church within the next couple of weeks. Also, we have met with the contractor
who will be doing the work on the interior of the church, and architectural drawings will be on
NEW RECTORY - A revised drawing of the exterior of the new rectory is on display in the
vestibule of the church. You will notice another floor has been added to the original plan.
Drawings of the interior of the rectory are being finalized and will be on display in a few weeks.
ALL SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD
The word of God was addressed to John, son of Zechariah, in the desert, and he went through all the
Jordan valley. Where else could he go but through the Jordan valley, where there would be water at
hand to baptize those wishing to amend their lives?
Now the word Jordan means descent or coming down. Coming down and rushing in full flood is the
river of God, the Lord our Savior, in whom we were baptized. This is the real, life-giving water, and the
sins of those baptized in it are forgiven. . . . Cleanse yourselves from all impurity and avoid every sin. .
We read in the prophet Isaiah: A voice cries out in the desert: Prepare a way for the Lord. Build Him
a straight highway.
What way shall we prepare for the Lord?
A way by land? Could the Word of God travel such a road? Is it not rather a way within ourselves
that we have to prepare for the Lord?
Is it not a straight and level highway in our hearts that we are to make ready? Surely this is the way
by which the Word of God enters, a way that exists in the spaciousness of the human body.
The human heart is vast, broad, and capacious, if only it is pure. Would you like to know its length
and breadth? See then what a vast amount of divine knowledge it can contain.
Solomon says: He gave me knowledge of all that exists; He taught me about the structure of the
universe and the properties of the elements, the beginning and the end of epochs and the periods
between, the variations in the seasons and the succession of the months, the revolution of the year
and the position of the stars, the nature of living things and the instincts of wild animals, the force of
the winds and the thoughts of human beings, the various kinds of plants and the medicinal properties
You must realize that the human heart is not small when it can contain all this. You ought to judge it
not by its physical size but by its power to embrace such a vast amount of knowledge of the truth.
Therefore, if what contains so much is not small, let a way be prepared in it for the Lord, a straight
highway along which the Word and Wisdom of God may advance. Prepare a way for the Lord by living
a good life and guard that way by good works. Let the Word of God move in you unhindered and give
you a knowledge of His coming and of His mysteries. To Him be glory and power forever and ever.
Origin of Alexandria (183-253)
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Vigil - 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day - 8 a.m., 10 a.m.
and 12 noon
PLEASE NOTE: The 4 p.m. Mass on Sunday, Christmas Eve, is the first Mass of Christmas.
This Mass does not fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation. Masses to satisfy your Sunday Mass
obligation will be celebrated at 6 p.m. (the vigil Mass) on Saturday, December 23, and at 8 a.m.,
10 a.m. and 12 noon on Sunday, December 24.
CONFESSIONS the week of December 18 to 23 will be heard each day from 11 a.m. to 12
PLEASE WELCOME to our parish community family Thomas Barnetas, Sylvia J. Duffy, Julia
Jacovino, Shawna Piacquadio, Michele Siagiannis, and Angie Sikora.
BAPTIZED INTO NEW LIFE - We are happy to welcome to the community of faith Nicholas Evan
Fedorak and Sophia Ana Vacek, who were recently baptized at Epiphany Church, and Noah James
Palm, Sophia Elizabeth James, Charles Rocco Caputo, Aidan James, Abigail Nicole Wood, Andrew
Riley Assaf, Jacqueline Mae Weber, Colby Edward Julian O’Connor, Steven Raymond Wesling and
Sophie Joan Marie Boodoo, who were recently baptized at the Duquesne University Chapel. We offer
our congratulations to their parents and families. Let us pray that all the baptized grow in grace,
wisdom and age.
DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS - We shall be decorating the church on Saturday, December 16, at
9 a.m. We could use your help. Please stop by for an hour or two.
FRIDAY FISH FRY - From 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Our special this Friday is stuffed cabbage ,
mashed potato and a roll for only $5. For take-outs call 412-471-1008.
ENJOY BOOKS AND LUCKY DAYS CALENDARS are on sale after the weekend Masses and
available at the parish office during the week. They make great Christmas gifts. And if you
would like to sell calendars for us, please take a few extra or call the parish office to pick up
LUCKY DAYS CALENDAR WINNERS
Note: Winning numbers are from the 7 p.m. PA Daily Lottery.
DATE NUMBER WINNER $$$$$
11-27-2006 986 ................................. UNSOLD $25
11-28-2006 075 ....................... Loretta Martella $25
11-29-2006 498 ................................. UNSOLD $25
11-30-2006 394 ................................. UNSOLD $25
12-01-2006 549 ................ Mrs. Michael Green $25
12-02-2006 920 ................................. UNSOLD $50
12-03-2006 533 ................................. UNSOLD $25
LAST WEEKEND’S OFFERTORY
1st Collection ....................................................... $1,577.00
2nd Collection. ..................................................... $1,841.00
Total (THANK YOU). .......................................... $3,418.00