Bulletin for June 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. Hilary of Poitiers

He does not say that the day, or the time, but that the hour is come. An hour contains a portion of a day. What was this hour? He was now to be spit upon, scourged, crucified. But the Father glorifies the Son. The sun failed in his course, and with him all the other elements felt that death. The earth trembled under the weight of our Lord hanging on the Cross, and testified that it had not power to hold within it Him who was dying.

The Centurion proclaimed, Truly this was the Son of God. The event answered the prediction. Our Lord had said, Glorify Your Son, testifying that He was not the Son in name only, but properly the Son. Your Son, He said. Many of us are sons of God; but not such is the Son. For He is the proper, true Son by nature, not by adoption, in truth, not in name, by birth, not by creation. Therefore after His glorifying, to the manifestation of the truth there succeeded confession. The Centurion confesses Him to be the true Son of God, so that none of His believers might doubt what one of His persecutors could not deny.

But perhaps this proves weakness in the Son; His waiting to be glorified by one superior to Himself. And who does not confess that the Father is superior, seeing that He Himself said, The Father is greater than I? But beware lest the honor of the Father impair the glory of the Son. It follows: That Your Son also may glorify You. So then the Son is not weak, inasmuch as He gives back in His turn glory for the glory which He receives. This petition for glory to be given and repaid, shows the same divinity to be on both.



  • Last Sunday, 78 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. Our tithes to the Lord were $___, contributions to the Bishop’s Appeal $___. Thank you for your generosity in giving to your church.
  • Home Missions collection will be taken at the Divine Liturgy next week. This annual collection is to support missionary activity in our country, especially dioceses/eparchies who serve vast territories with few people, our eparchy being one of them. Please support this cause. Please mark your donation as “Home Missions.”
  • Last All-Souls Saturday of our liturgical year is this week, we will pray Divine Liturgy for all our departed parishioners and family members.
  • Baking Day at St. Philip’s. Come to St. Philip’s on Wednesday, June 4th, at 4 PM, to learn how to bake altar bread. For details, contact Fr. Francis.
  • Prayer requests. Krissy, Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Tom, Margaret and Don, Walter, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Agatha, Michael, Curtis, Joseph, Theresa, Emily, Ronald, Janet, Rosanne, Connie, Michael, George, Jacqueline, Alexandra.
  • Hospitality sign-up sheet: Jun 8 – Del Castillo family, Jun 15– Baker family, Jun 22 – Murin family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Jansons for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!
  • Bishop’s Appeal 2014. To this date, 19 households have responded to Bishop’s Appeal 2014, with total contributions of $____. The Appeal officially ended on May 31st. Thanks to all of you and a generous donation that we received last week, we have reached our parish goal. May God abundantly bless your generosity.
  • MYRRH-BEARERS RETREAT June 27-29. A retreat organized by our Eparchy, for girls, young women and women. This Retreatwill be held in San Luis Obispo at the Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School. See the brochures on the Greeting Table in church. The deadline to sign up for this retreat is today, June 1st.  
  • Alive in Christ Retreat Camp for Boys and their Fathers. What could be better than a long weekend of prayer, sports, spiritual talks, games and skits in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado? The “Alive in Christ” ascetical boot camp for Byzantine Catholic boys and their fathers will be held this year July 24-27th at “Snow Mountain Ranch,” west of Denver, CO. Boys and young men 7-17 will join bishop Gerald in this decade long tradition, and return enlivened and enlightened. (Boys 7-10 are required to he a male guardian with them.) For more information and application materials contact your pastor, or visit www.holyprotection.org. Application deadline is June 16th.

Liturgical schedule






Jun 2nd

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy







Jun 4th

5:30 PM Vespers.







Jun 7th

8:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

All-Souls Saturday.






Jun 8th

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers.

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Pentecost Sunday.




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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