Epiphany Now – Renewal and Service

Even as repairs are underway, the Church of the Epiphany continues to serve the wider community. It still functions as a place of worship with Sunday Eucharist (Mass) in both Spanish and English. Since 2010, the church has been run by The Society of St. Francis, an Episcopal Franciscan religious order, with Brother Tom Carey as vicar.   For more information about The Society of St. Francis, visit s-s-f.orghouses.

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Tom at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of The Church of the Epiphany at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles

Food Bank
Twice a month Epiphany participates with the Los Angeles Food Bank in giving healthy free food to those in need. The church serves ninety to one hundred twenty families on the second and fourth Fridays of each month; in addition, the food bank provides a place where local young people volunteer in fulfilling their community service hours for high school.

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High School Tutoring
With funding from a local foundation, Forney Charities, Epiphany sponsors a tutoring program for local high school youth. Geared toward the S.A.T. exams, the tutoring program focuses on essay writing and critical thinking, instructed by two English professors from East Los Angeles Community College. In the 2013 school year the program continues with the addition of a math instructor and an extra day of instruction.

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Regular Meetings and Classes
Epiphany has for a long time hosted two groups of Narcotics Anonymous, one on Tuesday evenings and the other on Thursdays. In addition the church hosts a Zumba exercise class that meets three times a week. A parish nurse, who comes in cooperation with Queens Care, is in attendance every Friday and sees between 20 and 30 patients weekly.