Obituary for Daniel Andrew Cummane

DanielDaniel Andrew Cummane, 77, native of Chicago, IL died November 13, 2012 at Jefferson Manor. He was a retired E.D.I. manager Midwest region for the Southern Pacific Transportation Co. He was the past president of the Louisville Traffic Club, member of Transportation Oldtimers Society and Catholic Church of the Epiphany.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Margaret (Murphy) Cummane of County Limerick, Ireland; and brothers, William J. (Marjorie) and Patrick R. Cummane.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Karyn T. (Newman) Cummane; five daughters, Corrine M. Cummane, Catherine M. Ibarra, Lucille M. McCleer, Nora E. Mendoza (Mark) and Erin T. Cummane; five grandchildren, Sarah Swanson, Courtney T. and Patricia L.N. Cummane, Austen Ibarra, and Daniel M. Mendoza; and two great-grandchildren, Caelin A. and Sofia T. Cummane- Johnson.

Ministry: Bereavement

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: November 18, 2012

November 18This is the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: The readings (lst and 3rd) are filled with apocalyptic images and symbols. The theme running through these is “good overcomes evil”. We need to trust in God. The struggles are only temporary!

The weekend’s readings:

  • Dan. 12:1-3 The Book of Daniel was written in the 2nd century B.C. The time is extremely distressful. Israel is given a guardian “Michael”, meaning who is like God. The righteous will rise. The elect will be delivered. The choice is ours.
  • Hebrews 10: 11-14,18 Priests offer sacrifice for the expiation of sins. This is done day in and day out. Jesus , however, died once. Our sins were forgiven. His sacrifice was supreme. His death and resurrection transform the world.
  • Mark 13:24-32 The fig is the staple fruit in the Middle East. It symbolizes the age of the Messiah. When we are in trouble, Jesus comes. His words will never pass away.

Join us for a Retirement Celebration for Betty Conniff

BettyWhat: Retirement Celebration for Betty Conniff
When: November 18, 2012 (after the 9:00 AM Mass)
Where: Epiphany House

EACM Food Baskets for Thanksgiving

Food BagOnce again Epiphany is working hand in hand with EACM collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets. If you were not able to bring your food this weekend, it can be brought to the church by Friday, November 16. We also are accepting monetary donations to help buy gift cards for the purchase of hens.

You may want to help with:

  • sorting of the food on Friday, November 16, at 7:00 PM or
  • delivery of the food Saturday, November 18, at 9:00 AM.

Annual Fall Grounds Clean-Up: Saturday November 17, 2012

Fall CleanupWhat: Annual Fall Grounds Clean-Up
When: Saturday November 17, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Meet in front of the Community Center
Bring: Willing hands, rakes, leaf blowers, gloves, chain saws, and pickup trucks

Mark your calendars –Annual Fall Grounds Clean-Up, Saturday November 17, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. We are looking for new volunteers to join our faithful crew who come out each year to beautify and prepare our grounds for the winter. Coffee and donuts about 8:30 and lunch about noon.

Ministry: Stewardship

Epiphany Seeking a Youth Minister

Job SearchThe Church of Epiphany is seeking a full-time Youth Minister to lead the Junior and Senior High youth groups and confirmation. A successful candidate will be organized, creative & have excellent communication skills.  The candidate will preferably have experience with music ministry.  This is a full-time, church staff positiion with benefits.

Ministry: Youth Formation

Annual Memorial Mass: November 13, 2012

Memorial MassWhat: Memorial Mass for all who have died this past year
When: November 13, 2012, 7:00 PM
Where: Worship Center
RSVP: Church Office, 245-9733
Deceased Name Submission: Before November 9, at 3:00 PM

November is a time to remember those who have passed away. Due to scheduling conflicts, this year we’ll have a Memorial Mass on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception. We’ll remember those parishioners who died this past year, as well as other relatives of parishioners. Please call the church office, 245-9733 to RSVP and give the volunteer the name of your loved one for inclusion in the ceremony. Please also bring a picture of your loved one to place at the memorial altar.

Ministry: Bereavement

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: November 11, 2012

Nov 11This is the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s scriptures remind us that it’s not the size of the gift that measures its value, but the depth of self-giving from which it comes. Are we quick to judge by appearances? How willing are we to give of our substance, to give our all to God and service of others, as Jesus did? Surrendering ourselves as disciples at the service of others and living a life of self-giving gains us true fullness of life. The true core of fitting worship is the interior, the state of our hearts and our willingness to give totally to God and the community.

Readings for this Sunday:

  • 1 Kings 17:10-16. A widow, ready to die, shares the little she has with the prophet and is rewarded with food to sustain her through a drought.
  • Hebrews 9:24-28. The author continues to use the analogy of the Jerusalem Temple and the high priesthood to show how Christ’s ministry surpasses anything existing before it. Christ will appear again to bring salvation.
  • Mark 12:38-44. Mark contrasts Jesus’ condemnation of those who practice religion for show with the widow who offers God all she has.

2012 James E. Flynn Peacemaking Recipient: R. Brayton Bowen

BraytonThis story has been submitted by parishioner Michael D. McLaughlin, DMD

What: James E. Flynn Peacemaking Award Dinner
When: November 17, 2012, after the 6:30 PM
Where: Community Center
Cost: $10 donation suggested
Reservations: Required, by November 13, 2012 (call 245-9733 or email rosemary@churchofepiphany.com)

If you haven’t heard, Church of the Epiphany’s Brayton Bowen, has been granted this year’s award. Please come to congratulate him and celebrate with him at the annual dinner held in honor of Fr. Jim Flynn, one of Epiphany’s two original pastors. The dinner is Saturday, November 17th, after the 5:30 pm Mass in the Parish Center.
Wine & appetizers will be served at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm. Selena’s Restaurant will cater the dinner. A $10 donation is suggested for the dinner. Reservations are required by Monday, November 12th, 3:00 pm by signing up in the Gathering Area, calling 245-9733 & leaving your name & the number attending, or emailing rosemary@churchofepiphany.com. Everyone is welcome!

In choosing Brayton Bowen, the Social Responsibility Steering Committee looked at the answers to several questions submitted by a parishioner of Church of Epiphany. The questions and answers are as follows:

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: November 4, 2012

Love and HandsThis is the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Moses’ commanded the people “Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.” When questioned, Jesus affirmed this law to be the greatest and named “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”


Most of us have heard these commandments throughout our lives and know they are much deeper than theory or idealism. We know this love requires self-giving. It entails actively offering ourselves as gift for the sake of another.


Today’s readings remind us that love is the most important aspect of our lives. We humans can find it easy to love God and others when life is moving smoothly. It’s when we’ve been hurt, when we discover the blindness in ourselves, that it becomes difficult. The antidote? To remember God loved us into being and therefore our total self can be gift to others; that there is nothing we can do or not do that will increase or decrease God’s love for us.

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