Bulletin for February 24, 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. John Chrysostom

Then, in order that you may see on another way also the justice of the sentence, he first praises those who have done right: “Come, O Blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry, and you gave me food,” and all that follows. Note that the judgment is in effect made by their fellow servants. This has happened before, when the virgins are judged by the virgins (Mt 25: 1-13) and in the case of the drunken and gluttonous servant who was judged by the faithful servant. It happened once again in the case of the man who buried his talent, [who was judged] by the actions of those who produced more. (Mt 25: 14-30) …This is said to bring them to the point of answering, “When did we see you hungry?”

…”Come, blessed of my Father” …But to the others he says, “Depart from me, you cursed.” He does not say they are cursed by the Father, for the Father had not laid a curse upon them, but only their own works. He does not say that the eternal fire is prepared only for you but “for the devil and his angels.” For concerning the kingdom indeed, when he had said, “Come, inherit the kingdom,” he added, “prepared for you before the foundation of the world.”(Mt 25: 34) But concerning the fire, he does not say this but “prepared for the devil.” I prepared the kingdom for you, he says, but the fire I did not prepare for you but “for the devil and his angels.” But you have cast yourselves in it. You have imputed it to yourselves.


·   Last Sunday, 50 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. Our tithes to the Lord were $, bishop’s Appeal $. 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: Mar 2 – Prescott family, Mar 9open, Mar 16open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to Tim Belke for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!

·   Bishop’s Appeal 2014. Please find a flier with the information about the Appeal in the entry way. Our parish goal is $4,000 (based on our parish membership, it is calculated as $200 per household); the Appeal ends on May 31st. If we meet our goal, we will receive 30% of the moneys back. Please submit your pledges to the parish office in the next two weeks. Your donations are to be made to St. Philip’s; we send them to the Eparchy once the pledges are met.

·   Lenten Mission at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Entitled “Holy Icons – Restoring Our Vision,” the mission is offered by Abbot Damian Higgins of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ukiah, during March 17-20, at 9-10 AM and then repeated each evening at 7-8 PM, at St. George’s Parish Hall (1620 Bell Street, Sacramento, CA 95825). All are welcome, there is no admission fee.


Liturgical schedule






Feb 24th

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.







Feb 27th

5:30 PM Vespers.







Mar 2nd

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday of Cheese-Fare. Tone 8.




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.  


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