Bulletin for June 8, 2014

St. Philip the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church

3866  65th street

Sacramento, Ca


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

My brothers and sisters, if you want the Holy Spirit to dwell in you, listen carefully. Our spirit, by means of which each individual lives, is called the soul. And look what the soul does in the body. It gives life to all the limbs. It sees with the eyes, hears with the ears, smells with the nose, speaks with the tongue, works with the hands, walks with the feet. It is present at one and the same time in all the limbs to make them live. It gives life to all the limbs arid to each limb its function. It is not the eye that hears, not the ear that sees, not the eye or the ear that speaks. Yet they are nonetheless alive. The ear is alive, the tongue is alive. Their functions are different, the life is the same. The Church of God is like that. By means of some believers she performs miracles, by means of others she teaches the truth; by means of some she keeps virginity, by means of others she respects marital fidelity. The tasks are different, the life is the same. What the soul is to the body of a human being, the Holy Spirit is to the Body of Christ, the Church. The Holy Spirit does for the whole Church what the soul does for the body of the individual. Look then and see what you ought to fear and what you ought to avoid. If the body suffers an amputation (for example of a finger or a hand or a foot) does the soul go with the limb that has been cut off? While it was in the body, that limb was alive; when it is cut off it loses its life. It is like that with Christians. They are alive only while they are in the Body. If they are cut off from the Body, the Holy Spirit is no longer with them.


  • Last Sunday, 67 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 was taken today. If you still wish to donate to this cause, please do so before the next Sunday, mark your donation as “Home Missions.”
  • Fireworks sale. This is our first fundraiser this year, and it is a big one in terms of the amount of work. We need volunteers to cover many hours of the day, for the whole week of sale. Please consider volunteering some time to help. For details, and to sign up contact Ted Janson,(916-416-9884), we will also leave a sign-up sheet with the schedule in the parish hall.
  • Baking Day at St. Philip’s. Thank you for coming to help and learn, hopefully we can bake bread together more often.
  • Parish directory update. It is time to update our parish directory again. This tool will serve us parishioners to get in touch with each other, so that we can grow together as a community. Once completed, it will be available to our registered parishioners. The contact information is not to be shared with outside people without an explicit prior permission of the person, and it will not be used for any commercial/advertising purposes. Please submit contact information you want to share with all parishioners to Marion Williams at marion.tonelli@gmail.com in the next week or so. After we complete the directory, each household will receive a copy.
  • 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 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 Longs for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!
  • 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

Mon Jun 9th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy Pentecost Monday – Most Holy Trinity. Simple Feast.
Sun Jun 15th 9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers.

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday of All Saints.

Fathers’ Day.


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

There is no fast or abstinence this week, due to the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Spirit.


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