Bulletin for November 24, 2013

St. Philip the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church

3866  65th street

Sacramento, CA 95820


Phone: (916) 452-1888                                                                                      E-mail: feromurin@hotmail.com

http://www.stphilipofsacramento.com                             Mobile: (916) 539-1534


O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.



Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory for Ever!  +  Slava Isusu Christu!  Slava i vo Viki!


From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Augustine

The whole human race, like this woman, was bent over and bound down to the ground. Someone already understands these enemies. He cries out  against them and says to God, “They have bowed my soul down.” (Ps 57: 6) The devil and his angels have bowed the souls of men and women down to the ground. He has bent them forward to be intent on temporary and earthly things and has stopped them form seeking the things that are above. (see Col 3: 1)

Year of Faith


YEAR OF FAITH – Oct. 11, 2012 to Nov. 24, 2013

Blessed John Paul II, when he began his papal ministry, said: “Do not be afraid. Open, I say open wide the doors for Christ!” At the beginning of the Year of Faith, a triptych folder was distributed by our Eparchy with a photo of His Grace, Bishop Gerald, opening a church door. The caption reads: “Open Wide the Doors of Faith.” Opening the doors of our lives to Christ is the beginning of salvation. Now we need to open wide the doors of our churches to go out and share the message of Christ with others. Let’s invite others to share in the life of our Church. Bishop Gerald wrote: “My prayer for all of the clergy and faithful of our Eparchy of the Holy Protection of Mary during this Year of Faith is that you will always meditate on the fact that each and everyone of you is made in the Image and Likeness of God and that you should reflect that Image and Likeness in your everyday lives so that people will come to you and say: ‘I never even heard of the Byzantine Church before, but, if you are an example of what it means to be Byzantine, I want to be a part of that Church!’” (Pastoral Letter, 2012). Fr. Anthony Hernandez, Religious Education Office, Eparchy of Phoenix. 


·   Last Sunday, 52 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. Our tithes to the Lord were $. Thank you for your generosity in giving to your church.

·   Prayer requests. Sr. Christopher, Krissy, Steve, Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Tom, Margaret and Don, Walter, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Agatha, Michael, Curtis, Matej, Joseph, Theresa, Emily, Ronald, Janet.

·   Hospitality sign-up sheet: Dec 1 – Janson family.  Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Grismer family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

·   St. Nicholas is coming to our parish, to visit his children! We will celebrate the feast of our holy Father Nicholas on Friday, December 6th, with Divine Liturgy at 5 PM, followed by a small celebration. Please let Fr. Francis know if you plan to be at St. Philip’s on that day.

Liturgical schedule






Nov 28th

8:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Thanksgiving Day.






Nov 30th

10: 00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Holy Apostle Andrew.






Dec 1st

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

28th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 3.

For Confession, please come half an hour earlier to scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.

From November 15th till December 24th, we observe St. Philip Fast, during which we prepare for the Nativity of Our Lord celebration.

Fridays are days of penance in our liturgical calendar. Abstinence from meat foods is observed on that day. Let us support one another through prayer and sacrifices.


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