Church of the Epiphany
Aug. 7, 2018
Catholic Church
827 Vienna Street, San Francisco, California 94112-3831
Tel: (415) 333-7630 - FAX: (415) 333-1803

Organizations & Services
Alcoholics Anonymous

Knights of Columbus

Altar Servers


Athletic Board

Legion of Mary

Baptism Preparation

Liturgy Committee (Spanish)

Baptismal Home Visitors

Liturgy of the Word for Children

Barangay Neighborhood Group

Marriage Preparation (Weddings)

Choir (Bayanihan)

Outreach Commission (pamphlet)

Choir (10:00 Mass)

Over 50 Club

Choir (Jubilee)


Coro Hispano Choir (Spanish)

Religious Educ. & Sacramental Prep

Epiphany of the Lord Prayer Group

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Epiphany School Parent Association

School of the Epiphany

Eucharistic Ministers

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Filipino 'At Large Group'

Small Christian Communities

Filipino Consultative Board

Social Responsibility Commission

Filipino Society

Spanish Prayer Group

Filipino Task Force


Grupo Hispano Americano

Young Adult Ministry of Epiphany (YAM-E)

Holy Rosary Sodality

Youth Ministry

Italian Catholic Federation



The English-speaking group meets on Thursdays at 8:00pm. The Spanish-speaking group (AA Progresso) meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:30pm.

Contacts: Harold Braton (English) at (415) 334-6143 or Mighel Ugarte (Spanish) at (415) 469-9346 or Mike McPartland (415) 337-1605.


Catholic boys and girls who have completed the fall semester of grade five are eligible to become altar servers.

Contact John Mills


The Athletic Board guides the values and goals of the sports program for both the boys and the girls of the parish. The sports available are basketball and baseball for boys and volleyball, and basketball for girls.

Phil Blandino is Director of the Boys Program
Maureen Moriarty is Director of the Girls Program
Sean Moriaty & Jessica Reynolds are the Gym Directors (The gym telephone number is (415) 333-5562)


Parents who are to have babies baptized must meet with a member of the Preparation Team and attend one class.
The English-speaking class is on the second Friday of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
The Spanish-speaking class is on the first Friday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Contact Dante G. Tayag (English) at (415) 334-6135 or
Contact Jennifer (Spanish) at (415) 333-7630


The Barangay Neighborhood Prayer Group reaches out to evangelize through devotion to the Blessed Mother. They have year-round devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, including the rosary and other prayers. The group meets at least once a month.

Contact Reg Reyes at (415) 337-0675


The Bayanihan Choir was formed to develop the Filipino's love for music and to foster unity among the Filipino community and with the other ethnic group in the parish. They enhance the music ministry and are a vital part of the cultural life of the parish. The choir meets on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.

Contacts are: Lettie Ramos (415) 469-0560 and Ben Diao (415) 337-1715

CHOIR (10:00am Mass)

This choir provides music at Sunday 10:00am Mass as well as at many special parish celebrations during the year. The Epiphany Choir has built a reputation in the San Francisco Archdiocese for its commitment to quality music ministry. They rehearse on Thursdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 9:00am.

Contact Mario Balestrieri at (415) 333-1767


The Jubilee choir, formed during the Church's Jubilee Year, provides music during other Masses, which hopefully enhances those liturgies. They rehearse on Mondays at 7:30pm in the Church - Friday's in the Convent.

Contact Elnora Estacio at (415) 239-6928


Coro Hispano provides the music ministry for the Spanish Mass (11:30am) every Sunday and other religious celebrations during the year.

Contact Mario Balestrieri at (415) 333-1767 for more information.


This group works to praise, worship and honor God, and to build up the Body of Christ. They participate in the rosary and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every third Monday of the month at 7:00pm. They meet on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Contact Ruby Gualberto at (415) 337-2606


The EPA serves the school community: to be available to receive calls from parents regarding their concerns, needs, or questions and to communicate this information, and suggestions to the school administration. It also holds many fundraising activities including an annual, candy sale and the school lunch programs. They provide publicity and work with school safety issues and may others. They meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.

The President is Debbie Augilar-Montenegro. For more information, call (415) 337-4030, extension 240


This group brings Holy Communion to the homebound, ministers to those who are grieving a loss, and visits the lonely. They also sponsor the All Souls Day Memorial Mass in November. Cable Car Caroling in December, and the Anointing of the Sick Mass in Lent. There are usually two meeting during the year.

Contact the Parish Office at (415) 333-7630


These parishioners assist with the distribution of Holy Communion during the weekday and Sunday Masses. After training, the service of the Eucharistic Minister is scheduled according to the individual's availability. They meet twice a year.

Contact Shirley Simkpliciano at (415) 586-3642


The members of this group are parishioners who do not belong to any special Filipino group or society in the parish. They provide fundraising to help parish programs and they assist other parish groups in their various activities.

Contact Pablo Pastor at (415) 587-9302 or Carmelita Reyes at (415) 334-9949


The Filipino Consultative Board coordinates the activities of the various Filipino groups in the parish. The Board is made up of representatives of each Filipino group to make plans and assist each other in the preparation of various celebrations and activities. They meet on the fourth Sunday of the month at 2:00pm.

Contact Reg Reyes at (415) 337-0675


The Filipino Society furthers the spiritual, apostolic and cultural growth of the parishioners of Filipino heritage. Members attend Mass on the third Sunday of the month, followed by their monthly meeting in O'Keefe Hall from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. They sponsor activities both for the members as well as for the parish community.

Contact Jesse Ty at (415) 587-0651 / (415) 794-0652


The members of the Filipino Task Force sponsor a number of Filipino cultural, religious and social events during the year. The group conducts Christmas Caroling for the homebound and fundraising activities for the church. They meet on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00pm until 4:00pm.

Contact Vicky A. Umale at (415) 586-8656 or Aleli Geronimo at (415) 584-8297


Grupo Hispano preserves the religious and cultural traditions of the many Latino communities within the parish. Members' heritage's include those of the Caribbean, the Central American countries, Mexico, and South American countries. Grupo Hispano celebrates religious festivals honoring the patron saints of these countries. They support many events in the church. The meeting are held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

Contact Maria Elena Herrera at (415) 585-7878 or Maria Espinosa at (415) 333-8437 or
Pastor Ortiz at (415) 587-2894 or Dorita Flores at (650) 755-8718


The Hold Rosary Sodality is a spiritual organization dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The members meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 11:00am.


The Italian Catholic Federation responds to the spiritual needs of the Italian immigrants to the Bay Area. Branch #20, Nostra Signora del Carmine, was established to help foster the Christian life among Italians in the community. The branch sponsors many apostolic and Christian activities during the year. They meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.

Contact Barbara Bottarini at (415) 333-8288 - Non Italians are welcome!


The Knights of Columbus is a universal fraternal Catholic organization, dedicated to promoting charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Members of the local Council #11033 participate in family, church, community and youth activities. On the third Sunday of the month they attend Mass together, followed by a fraternal breakfast with their families and meeting.

Contact Eddie Villanueva at (415) 218-1143


Lectors publicly proclaim God's word in the Scriptures at the daily and Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist and at other liturgical services. After a training period, the service of the Lector is scheduled according to the individual's availability. Meetings are held twice a year, before Advent and before Lent.

Contact Shirley Simpliciano at (415) 586-3642


The Legion of Mary proclaims the glory of God through the sanctification of its members by prayer and active cooperation in the work of the Church. Activities include house-to-house visitation, hospital and homebound visitation, teaching CCD, and participating in the block rosary once a week. Legion members work in pairs for two hours each week. They meet on Mondays at 6:00pm.

Contact Josefina Mangubat at (415) 584-9278


The Hispanic Liturgy Committee is composed of five different groups, each one in charge of planning and serving on one Sunday Eucharistic celebration a month. They prepare and assign Lectors, Eucharistic and Hospitality ministers for each Sunday Mass. They hold meetings as needed.

Contact Maria Rodriguez at (415) 584-5289


This service is provided at Sunday Masses. The children, generally between the ages of four and eleven, are escorted to Nano Nagle Hall during the liturgy of the Word at Mass, where they participate in the readings of the Mass followed by discussion more suitable to their age level. They return to the regular Mass at the Creed.

Contact John Mills at (415) 841-1570


Four meetings are held for those getting married to provide an opportunity to learn the joys and the trials of marriage, and the responsibilities each partner has to the other, to their future children, and to themselves. In the sharing meetings, the couples are strengthened and encouraged as they prepare for their life together. This program is offered in both Spanish and English.

Contact Dante & Erlinda Tayag at (415) 334-6135, six months prior to the wedding date.


The Over 50 Club works to reactivate long time parishioners and activate newer parishioners by participating in activities not related to any other parish organization, including Bingo, cards, trips and lectures. The members meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Contact Steve Balestrieri at (415) 239-7740


The School of Religion serves public school children at all levels (Grades 1 to 12):

For those in grades one through six, classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am to 11:00am (English and Spanish). Preparation for the first reception of Holy Communion for children in grades seven and eight also takes place on Saturday mornings.
School aged children who need the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion attends session with the regular grades one through six classes. The parents need to attend three on-going formation in English (Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm) and four in Spanish (Saturday, 9:30-11:00am).
Preparation for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation begins in grade seven. Sessions are held normally on the first three Saturdays of the month from 9:30am to 11:00am.

Contact (to be announced) at (415) 333-7630 or (415) 333-7687.


RCIA is a process designed for those adults (18 years or older) desiring to become Catholic, to receive First Communion or Confirmation, or who whould simply like to learn more about their Catholic faith. Participants meet on Sundays from 11:00am.

Contact Tony and Mary Silva at (415) 584-1798


The School of the Epiphany provides educational, excellence in grades K-8 within a strong Catholic environment. The school operates in service to the parish and in the spirit of the Sisters of the Presentation. For more information, visit us at:

Contact the principal Diane Elkins at (415) 337-4030


The St. Vincent de Paul Society helps the poor and needy in Epiphany Parish with food, clothing and rent. They help anyone who needs help, no questions asked. They sponsor a canned food drive within the Epiphany School and have other collections during the year. They meet on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:30pm.

Contact the Parish Office at (415) 333-7630


Small Christian Communities are groups of eight to fifteen persons who meet to pray and share their faith through Scripture. Members provide mutual support and fellowship. They also participate in different ministries. Groups are conducted in Spanish and in English. Some meet weekly and others meet only during Lent.

Contact Kathy Reese-Parish at (650) 756-8158 or
Shirley Simpliciano at (415) 586-3642 (English speaking) or
Maria Rodriguez at (415) 584-5289 (Spanish speaking) or,
Rachel Anaya (Young Adults) at (415) 333-7630


This group studies local, state, and national issues and presents information on these issues along with Church teachings, to the parish community for their information, judgment, and possible actions. Meetings are held monthly or as needed.

Contact Kathy Fourre at (415) 587-5901


The Spanish Prayer Group meets every Thursday at 7:30pm in the O'Keefe Hall / Caferteria to pray and reflect upon the word of God. They support the community at large.

Contact Angel H. Suarez (415) 239-9379


Ushers offer a ministry of hospitality and direction for the parishioners during church services. They meet as needed, but not regularly.

Contact Dante G. Tayag at (415) 334-6135


Yam-e works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young adult in the parish by drawing them to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community. The group welcomes young adults between 18 and 40 years old of different backgrounds (college students, young professionals, married couples, starting parents, and many more) to join the ministry. Young adults participate in activities such as the faith sharing, community service, choir, outdoor adventures, retreats, fundraisers, and many more.

Our mission simply states, "To be inspired, be moved, and to grow in Christ together during a life-long journey of discovery, service, and love."

For more information, please visit or

text/call Jose Yan at (530) 219-4392


Youth Ministry works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person (ages 13 and 35) in the parish by drawing young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community. Youth participate in activities such as the choir, fundraisers and retreats. There are both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking groups.

To become a member or a youth leader contact (to be announced), at (415) 333-7630 (English-speaking) or Sergio Canjura at (415) 794-5908 or Jose Cordero (415) 971-9301 (Spanish-speaking). Rowena Alonza: Youth Group (415) 205-0669 grades 7th & 8th.