Bulletin for February 9, 2014

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. Cyril of Alexandria

It says that the tax collector “stood afar off,” not even venturing to raise up his eyes. You see him abstaining from all boldness of speech. He seems devoid of the right to speak and beaten down by the scorn of conscience. He was afraid that God would see him, since he had been careless in keeping his laws and had led an unchaste and uncontrolled life. You also see that he accused his own depravity by his external manner. The foolish Pharisee stood there bold and broad, lifting up his eyes without a qualm, bearing witness of himself and boastful. The other feels shame for his conduct. He is afraid of his judge. He beats his breast. He confesses his offenses. He shows his illness as to the Physician, and he prays that he will have mercy. What is the result? Let us hear what the judge says. He says, “This man went to his house justified rather than the other.



·   Last Sunday,  souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. Our tithes to the Lord were $0. Thank you for your generosity in giving to your church.

·   Prayer requests. Krissy, Steve, Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Tom, Margaret and Don, Walter, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Agatha, Michael, Curtis, Matej, Joseph, Theresa, Emily, Ronald, Janet, Rosanne, Connie, Andrea, Michael, Bill, Anna and baby George, Jacqueline, Alexandra.

·   Hospitality sign-up sheet: Feb 9 – Del Castillo family; Feb 16  Baker family; Feb 23  open.Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you toBaker family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!

·   All souls Saturdays. First all souls Saturday is coming up on February 22nd. We will remember all our departed brothers and sisters in our prayers during Divine Liturgy and Panachida. If you would like to update the list for your family, please send the new, updated list to the parish office.


Liturgical schedule






Feb 10th

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.







Feb 13th

No Vespers this week.







Feb 16th

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Tone 6.




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

Fridays in general are days of penance and abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer prayers and sacrifices to God.  



Events to note…


·   Day of worship, retreat and community sharing at Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church (5920 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121) on February 22.The day begins with Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, followed by lunch at 12, Spiritual Conference at 1, and ends with Vespers at 4 PM. The Spiritual conference by Fr. Damien of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ukiah is entitled: Icons: Union and Communion between Heaven and Earth. All are invited. Parking is available at St. Monica’s parking lot.

·   Our Lady of the Rosary Maronite Catholic Mission in Carmichael invites you to “Meet and Greet” their new hierarch, Most Reverend Elias Abdallah Zaidan, M.L.M., who will be visiting the parish mission on the weekend of February 15-16. First, you have a chance to attend the Annual Valentine’s Dinner-Dance (held at the Chaldean-Assyrian Catholic Church in Orangeville), bishop Elias will be present for the first part of the evening. On Sunday, Feb 16, Bishop Elias will preside at a Pontifical Divine Liturgy of the Mystical Supper, beginning at 11:30. For more information, call Carolyn Aboubecarrah at 816-832-2288.

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