Bulletin for March 2, 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


Nothing makes us so like God as our readiness to forgive the wicked and wrongdoer. For it is God who has made “the sun to shine on the evil and on the good.” (Mt 5: 45)


For this same reason again in every one of the clauses Jesus commands us to make our prayers together in one voice, saying, “our Father,” and “thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven,” and “give us the bread, and forgive us our debts,” and “lead us not into temptation,” and “deliver us.” SO everywhere he is teaching us to use this plural word that we may not retain so much as a vestige of resentment against our neighbor.


How great a reproof then must they deserve, who, after all this, still do not forgive and even ask God’s vengeance on their enemies. In doing so they diametrically transgress this command. Meanwhile Christ is seeking in every way possible to hinder our conflicts with one another. For since love is the root of all that is good, by removing from all quarters whatever mars it he brings us together and cements us to each other. For there is not one, not a single one, whether father or mother or friend, who loves us as much as the God who created us.




·  Last Sunday, 54 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 9Walter Gerlach, Mar 16open, Mar 23open, Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to Janson family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!


·  Great Fast begins tomorrow, March 3rd.


·  Daylight Savings time begins next Sunday, March 9th – remember to reset your alarm clock.


·  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.


·  Bishop’s Appeal 2014 – update. So far, we have received 8 pledges and $940.


·  Next All-Souls Saturday is on March 15th. If you plan to attend the service, please share your thoughts with Fr. Francis, about a suitable time for the service (from Friday evening to Saturday evening).


·  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







Mar 5th

5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.







Mar 8th

8 AM Divine Liturgy.

Commemoration of the Miracle of the Great-Martyr Theodore.






Mar 9th

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

First Sunday of the Great Fast. 40 Martyrs of Sebaste. Tone 1.





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


Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast 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…

·   Forty Days for Life. Please support this annual campaign for life, which begins on March 5th and ends on April 13th, by your prayers and fasting, and presence. For more information, contact Wynette Sills at 916-955-1577, wsills@succeed.net, or visit: www.40daysforlife.com/sacramento.

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