Weekly Mass Schedule Epiphany Port Orange
Daily: Monday – Saturday: 8:30am
Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am • 9:00am • 11:00am • 6:00pm

N.B. This Mass Schedule will change in September. Please see below for more information.
Confessions are available Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
in the Reconciliation Room – across the hall from the Choir Room

Beginning on Sunday, September 11th, our Sunday Mass times will be:
8:00am, 10:00am, and 5:00pm. Our Saturday 4pm Mass will remain the same.

When does this change begin?
These Mass changes will begin Sunday, September 11th. Our Saturday Mass at 4pm will
remain in place. On Sunday, September 11, we will begin our new Mass schedule of 8am, 10am, and

Why is our Mass schedule changing?
Every parish’s Mass schedule is meant to serve the needs of the parish community, in
conjunction with the resources of clergy & staff. As we’ve considered the Mass attendance over the last
year at Epiphany, we realize that our numbers justify three Masses on Sunday,
rather than four. Also, our resources of one pastor and a small staff justify three Masses.

In addition, Fr. Karl was recently asked to become the Catholic Chaplain of Embry Riddle Aeronautical

University, Daytona State College, and Bethune-Cookman University. This means he will serve the
students of these universities and regularly say Sunday Masses for them, in addition to the Epiphany
schedule. This new parish Mass schedule will help meet the needs of both Epiphany parishioners and
the students of these universities.

We are aware that the needs of a parish shift over time. If our attendance numbers and our needs
change, and we need more Masses to accommodate our congregation, we are happy to change the
Mass schedule again.

I’m a liturgical minister (sacristan, lector, EMHC, altar server, choir member, usher) on Sundays. How do I serve now?
If you serve as a liturgical minister at a Sunday Mass, and would like to continue to do so, please reach out to your ministry lead or Mass captain. They are happy to keep you on the schedule for the new Mass time you’d like to serve at.

Lectors may contact Blumie at: kowalskilectors22@gmail.com

Sacristans & Altar Servers may contact Kathi at: kbtodd8@gmail.com
EMHCs may contact Jay at: jayjay4165@gmail.com
Ushers may contact Frank at: fmbruno@aol.com

If this new Mass schedule makes you available to join a ministry, please contact the ministry facilitator


Does this affect other ministries?
Yes, these Mass changes will mostly impact faith formation programming for children, families, and
adults. Vantage Point (RCIA) plans to meet after the 10am Mass in House 3. Family Formation &  Middle School Youth Ministry will meet after the 10am Mass in the Parish Center/House 5, and High School Youth Ministry will meet in House 5 at 3pm.

Our Coffee & Donuts will remain on the second Sundays of the month, and the breakfasts will continue to be the fourth Sundays of the month. Both led by the Knights, these events will now happen after the 8am and after the 10am Masses on Sundays.

If there are other changes, notification will be placed in the bulletin and other communication mediums.

How do these changes affect Mass Intentions?
Overall, Sunday Mass Intentions & Remembrances will be shifted, beginning Sunday, September 11th.

All Mass Intentions & Remembrances that were scheduled for a 9am Mass will now be said at the 8am
Mass on the scheduled day.

All Mass Intentions & Remembrances that were scheduled for an 11am Mass will now be said at the
10am Mass on the scheduled day.

All Mass Intentions & Remembrances that were scheduled for a 6pm Mass will now be said at the 5pm Mass on the scheduled day. If you had a 7am Mass Intention or Remembrance scheduled, and have not been contacted by the office, please call us at 386-767-6111, and we will make sure to have your Mass Intention read at another Mass.

If you have any other questions or concerns, you may contact the office at 386-767-6111.
Fr. Karl and the staff would be happy to speak with you.
We are grateful for our community and for the presence of each one of our parishioners. This change
in Mass times is not only a practical response to our needs, but will allow us to strengthen our
community and have robust Sunday services which allow us to come together to worship.



Father Frank Smith

Pastor of Epiphany

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Frank Smith.  Father Frank Smith was the youngest of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Smith. He was born March 22, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Catholic schools in Philadelphia and after graduating high school worked before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and serving in Korea. After his service he attended La Salle College on the G.I. Bill earning a degree in industrial management. Discerning a vocation to priesthood he entered St. Jerome Seminary College, Ontario, in 1959 to study for service in the Diocese of St. Augustine. He received an appointment to continue his seminary studies at the American College of the University of Louvain, Belgium in 1960 and was ordained in Louvain on June 27, 1964.

Father Smith served at several parishes and schools in the Diocese of St. Augustine and the Diocese of Orlando: St. Martha in Sarasota, teaching at Bishop Barry Catholic High School, St. Petersburg.  He was appointed Pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Ocala (1966-1976). After a study sabbatical at the University of Louvain he returned and worked for two years on the establishment of a Diocesan permanent diaconate program, and as pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Orlando. He was appointed Pastor of Epiphany Catholic Church, Port Orange (1981-1989), and Pastor of Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne (1989-2001). While at Epiphany, he renovated the church and built Epiphany Manor, an affordable housing complex. While at Ascension he built a new school and Ascension Manor, another affordable housing complex. Other assignments and ministries included chairman of the liturgical commission, diocesan director of evangelization, forming the Commissioned Lay Ecclesial Ministry Program, member of the Presbyteral Council, counseling the incarcerated, and working with farm workers.

Father Smith officially retired in 2001 but continued to serve for several years at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Winter Park because the Lord’s work is never done.
He was beloved by his fellow priests and God’s holy people.  He was well known for his joyous sense of humor.
(Taken from a communication by the Diocese of Orlando)


Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. 
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Encounter God’s Mercy

We want to invite you to take advantage of the opportunity to encounter God’s Mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm in our Reconciliation Room, across the hall from the choir room. Other opportunities to celebrate the sacrament are: after Morning Mass by asking the priest celebrant for confession or by calling the office and setting an appointment.


A Message from the
Most Reverend John G. Noonan,
Bishop of Orlando

It is time to offer ourselves selflessly and return to the Father, to celebrate with a feast. Effective Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022, the obligation to participate in the Eucharist in person on Sundays and other holy days of obligation is restored.

Read Bishop Noonan's Letter



Registration Open for Vantage Point (Becoming Catholic/RCIA)

Vantage Point is a casual small group environment where people explore Catholic Christianity, the message and teachings of Jesus and how to apply them to their life.
If you or someone you know are searching for more answers about Faith and Spirituality and/or are interested in becoming Catholic, the registration can be accessed by clicking the Vantage point logo below.

Join Us For Morning Prayer

Each morning, Monday through Saturday at 8:00am before morning Mass, a group of parishioners recite the Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, the Universal Prayer of the Church. The Church considers this prayer to be second in importance only to the Mass itself. The Second Vatican Council has encouraged Lay people to also pray this beautiful liturgy. We invite all who are interested to join with us and we will be happy to assist any who are unfamiliar with the service. At present we say the Morning Hour (Lauds) in the Church. See you there!


From The Epiphany Food Pantry
The Epiphany Food Pantry continues to serve our community, and is currently in need of the following items:

• Spaghetti Sauce (medium-sized cans)
• Canned White Potatoes (medium-sized cans)
• Canned Sweet Potatoes (medium-sized cans)
• Soup Beans (Baked, Pork, etc.)
• Mac n’ Cheese
• Canned Fruit
• Canned Beef Stew

Donations can be dropped off in the shopping carts in the vestibules of the church or directly to the Food Pantry M & F, 1-3pm. Thank you for your generosity!

Support Epiphany with your Amazon Purchases
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Amazon offers consumers the opportunity to support their favorite non-profits when they shop! For every qualified purchase you make with Amazon, a percentage will go to Epiphany and its ministries.

Here’s how it works:

  1. For your purchases to benefit Epiphany please visit smile.amazon.com rather than amazon.com.
  2. Designate “Church of the Epiphany—Port Orange, FL” as the charity you are supporting. Make sure it is Epiphany in Port Orange!
  3. Shop like normal through this website.
  4. Once you complete your purchase a portion will automatically go to Epiphany.

Every little bit helps! Thank you!

Epiphany Thrift Store is OPEN!
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm
We are now accepting donations for limited amounts of merchandise. At this time furniture pick up is not available. Masks are required for all workers and shoppers.

If you are someone who isn’t at high risk and have felt healthy enough to attend Mass, please consider returning to the Epiphany Thrift Store Ministry. Call the store and leave a message for our store manager, Patti Wright 386-756-0300. Thank you for being patient during these difficult times.



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Do Epiphany parishioners recommend their church and their pastor to others? Do they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Do they have the confidence to share their faith with others?Read the Epiphany Parish Pastoral Plan and find out more.

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We are called to return our blessings to God and your generosity impacts lives. Your gift to Our Catholic Appeal supports our Volusia County community helping to provide Catholic-formation experiences for children and adults, maintenance and construction projects, ministering to the incarcerated, Catholic education, support for seminarians and retired priests, and so much more.


Making a tax-deductible donation online is easy and secure.

Thank you for participating in Our Catholic Appeal. May you enjoy all that God has prepared for you.

Catholic Church of the Epiphany
Facility Improvement
Capital Campaign
Learn more about this essential fund raising campaign to facilitate the repair and improvements to Epiphany Church buildings and grounds. Parishioners can easily pledge support and donate online.
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The App for Catholic Life Every Day!

You can stay connected to Epiphany every day with Mass readings, reflections, access to parish bulletins, parish notifications, and so much more! Get Connected @ Epiphany! Stay updated with Epiphany parish life with MyParish App! To download, visit the App Store or get it on GooglePlay.

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Three Goals for 2021

1. Aware
Be aware of God’s presence in your life and His blessings each day.
2. Reflect
Reflect on God each day with gratitude.
3. Pay Attention
Pay attention to your emotions.

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Come spend time with the Lord in Prayer.


Healing Prayer Services have been suspended until further notice.


HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm 


Food Pantry has opened with modified procedures


If you would like to send a prayer request to the  “Healing Ministry of Epiphany,” please email the request to quigpatty@gmail.com. You can also submit prayer requests through MyParish App by tapping on the “Prayers” icon, and then tapping on “Requests” at the bottom of the page.

From Bishop Noonan:
 “Mass will be celebrated at parishes. Mass schedules may change to accommodate appropriate social distancing. Chapels and Adoration Chapels will not be open.”
At Epiphany, this means:
  • We will observe the following weekend Mass schedule, to accommodate for capacity limitations:
    • Saturday Masses: 4:00pm 
    • Sunday Masses: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm
    • At this time, due to space and time constraints, we will not hold Saturday confessions.
  • Bishop Noonan has dispensed our Sunday obligation. Missing Mass at this time does not constitute a mortal sin. This means that if you are sick, at-risk, or experiencing any symptoms of coughing, sneezing, fever, etc., out of consideration for yourself and others, do not come to Mass.
  • The church building will be open only 15-20 minutes before Mass begins. At this time, we are able to operate at 50% capacity. This means that if we reach our capacity limitations, some may be denied entry to the church, asked to leave church, or may have to wait to enter church.
  • After each Mass is celebrated, the church will need to completely close in order to facilitate proper cleaning and sanitization of the building. We kindly ask that any fellowship and socializing happen off property following Mass.
  • Please be aware that not all entrances to the church building will be open. Please follow signs and directions of staff to enter into the church building.
  • Seating at Epiphany has been set-up in such a way to accommodate proper social distancing. We ask that our faithful comply with these protocols for the safety of everyone.
  • There are a number of guidelines that we will follow as we celebrate Mass together once again.
    • Offertory baskets will not be passed around during the liturgy. Instead, parishioners are encouraged to drop off their offertory envelopes in the baskets by the main entrance upon arrival to Mass. We encourage our faithful to take the opportunity to use online giving during this time. More information can be found at our website at epiphanypo.com, or please call the office at 386-767-6111 for more help.
    • The Our Father will be prayed without holding hands.
    • The sign of peace will be shared through reverent bows toward our neighbors. There should be no handshaking, hugging, or contact between parishioners.
    • The bringing up of the gifts by the faithful is suspended until further notice.
    • Holy Communion will be distributed under only one species – the Precious Body. The Precious Blood will not be distributed.
    • The Host is to be received in the hand only. The host will not be distributed on the tongue.
    • While in line to receive Holy Communion, please practice social distancing between you and those in front and behind you.
  • If you serve in any liturgical ministry (lector, sacristan, altar server, usher, extraordinary ministers, etc.) during a weekend Mass, please reach out to your ministry facilitator for more information. The church office has communicated with your ministry facilitator about current needs/directives.
  • Coffee and Donuts Sunday Fellowship will be suspended until further notice.
  • Printed bulletins will not be distributed, but will be made electronically available through email, website, and MyParish App.
  • When Mass is completed, we kindly ask everyone to maintain an atmosphere of reverence in the church, and to keep quiet prayer. We encourage you to wave at one another from afar, and engage in fellowship and socializing once off church property.
  • Our Food Pantry has opened with modified procedures, Monday and Friday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
Please note that all in-person ministry meetings and gatherings remain suspended until further notice. No meetings or gatherings for any ministry may be scheduled on the parish calendar at this time.
May our goodness and sacrifice be a grace before God.
Fr. John and the staff of Epiphany welcome you joyfully back to our parish! We look forward to seeing you and continuing to walk this new journey together. Mary, Our Mother, pray for us!

Welcoming You Home to Epiphany

In order to safely gather together as the Body of Christ and to safeguard the health of our community members, there have been some adjustments and changes to the way we pray, gather, and celebrate liturgy as a community. 

Bishop Noonan and the Diocese of Orlando have set forth these guidelines and they will be implemented across all parishes in the Diocese of Orlando.  If you have not already, we invite you to watch the bishop’s video that explains these changes. You may also read about these changes in the link below.

Video by Bishop Noonan

Diocese of Orlando Reopening Guidelines

Your sacred and precious lives are of the utmost importance to us, and in this spirit, Epiphany is complying with all of these guidelines. This means there will be some adjustments and changes to how we pray, gather, and celebrate liturgy with our community.

Thank you Fr. John Bosco & Welcome Fr. Karl Bergin!
Bishop Noonan has appointed Fr. John Bosco Maison as the new pastor of Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne, FL and brings Fr. Karl Bergin to Port Orange as pastor of Epiphany.

[ Read more, watch Farewell Mass & enjoy wonderful photos ]

Fr Karl Bergin Fr John Bosco Maison Epiphany Port Orange

(Limited capacity in accordance with State, Diocesan and CDC guidelines)
Daily: Monday – Saturday: 8:30am

Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm 
Sunday: 7:00am • 9:00am • 11:00am • 6:00pm

Confessions are available Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
in the Msgr. Sheedy Memorial Library.

Christmas Vigil • December 24, 2020
4:00pm (Church & Hall) • 6:00pm (Family Mass) • 11:00pm
Christmas Day • December 25, 2020
9:00am • 11:00am
Mary, Mother of God Mass • January 1, 2021
9:00am • 11:00am

Christmas Gift Giving – An Epiphany Tradition
Please drop off your Gift Cards at Epiphany office or religious store by December 13, 2020
gift cardEven though our Christmas Giving Trees with their tags are missing, our tradition will continue to help those less fortunate and remembering our homebound parishioners during this Christmas Season headed by a partnership with ECCW and Epiphany’s High School Youth Ministry.

In order to minimize risk and impact we are asking for Gift Card donations only; specifically Target, Walmart, Visa, MasterCard, Publix, Winn-Dixie or Save-a-Lot. Our High School Youth Ministry will use these gift cards to purchase toys for children, and the ECCW will get gifts for our homebound parishioners. Grocery gift cards will be distributed to our families to assist them in purchasing food for their Christmas Dinner. PLEASE NO TOYS.

Please drop off Gift Cards with the gift card activation slip attached to the Epiphany church office or religious store by Sunday, December 13, 2020.

If you know of a family needing assistance, please send an email to churchoffice@catholicchurchofepiphany.com with the subject of Tradition of Giving. Please include your contact info (name and phone number).

GOD BLESS and THANK YOU for being so generous.