Bulletin for June 15, 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 Damascene

We ought to honor the saints. They are Christ’s friends, children and heirs of God. This is the teaching of the theologian and evangelist John: ‘To all who received him . . . the Word gave power to become children of God.’ [John 1:12] The Creator of all things is called in Scripture Lord of lords. King of kings, God of gods. The saints are precisely lords, kings and gods, not in their own nature but because they have become lords over themselves, they have ruled their passions, they have kept intact that image of God in which they were created. Indeed, the saints of their own choice are united to God, they have welcomed him as a guest in their hearts, and by sharing with him have become what he is by nature. They have become God’s servants, friends and children. The honor given to his faithful servants of which they are the witness is a test of our love for our Lord and theirs. He has found in them a spotless dwelling place and has performed his promise: ‘I will make my abode among you . . . and I will walk among you and will be your God . . .’ [Lev. 26:11-12] It is of the saints that Scripture says: ‘The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God and the torment of death shall not touch them.’ [Wisd. 3:1] In fact, their death is more like dreaming than dying. God is life and light, and those who are in the hand of God are themselves life and light. By means of the Spirit, God is dwelling in the bodies of the saints. Why then should we not honor the temple of the living God?



  • Last Sunday, 57 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 22 – Murin family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to Del Castillo family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!
  • Apostles’ Fast (St. Peter’s Fast) begins on Monday after All Saints, and lasts until June 28th, the Eve of the Feast of the Prime Apostles Saints Peter and Paul. There is no particular fasting discipline required, however, let us accept this invitation to fast, for the good of our souls, and for one another.
  • 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 16th

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy







Jun 17th

5:30 PM Vespers.







Jun 22nd

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers.

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

2nd Sunday after Pentecost.

Tone 1.




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

During St. Peter’s Fast, we observe the usual abstinence from meat foods on Fridays, individual fasting rule is encouraged.


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