Bulletin for June 22, 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. Gregory the Great

Someone may wonder: At the Lord’s beckoning, what or how much did these two fishermen, who scarcely had anything, leave behind? On this, my beloved, we should attend to one’s intention rather than one’s wealth. That person has left behind a lot who keeps nothing for himself, who, though he has little, gives up everything. We tend to be attached to those things we own, and those things we scarcely own, we carefully hold on to. Therefore Peter and Andrew left much behind when they left behind covetousness and the very desire to own. That person has left much behind who renounces with the thing owned the very coveting of that thing. Therefore those poor who followed Jesus left behind just as much as those less poor who did not follow him but were able to covet. So when you notice that some have left a great deal behind, you need not say to yourself, I want to imitate those who disdain this world, but sorry, I have nothing to leave behind. You will leave much behind, my brothers, if you renounce earthly desires. External things, however small they may be, are sufficient for the Lord, since he looks at the heart and not at our material goods. Nor does he judge by how much is involved in our sacrifice but from how much it is made. For if we judge by external goods, our holy merchants traded in their nets and vessels for the perpetual life of the angels.

… The kingdom of heaven has no price tag on it: It is worth as much as you have. For Zacchaeus it was worth half of what he owned, because the other half that he had unjustly pocketed he promised to restore four-fold. For Peter and Andrew it was worth the nets and vessel they had left behind; for the widow it was worth two copper coins; for another it was worth a cup of cold water. So, as we said, the kingdom of heaven is worth as much as you have.


  • Last Sunday, 49 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. Our tithes to the Lord were $___. Thank you for your generosity in giving to your church.
  • Fireworks sale begins this week.Please invite family and friends to buy fireworks from our stand, every purchase benefits St. Philip’s church. To volunteer, contact Ted Janson,(916-416-9884), we will also leave a sign-up sheet with the schedule in the parish hall.
  • Parish directory update. If you would like to be listed in our parish directory, please send your information to Marion Williams at marion.tonelli@gmail.com today. Please check last week’s bulletin for more information. After the directory is completed, each parish 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 29 – Janson family, Jul 6th – Marion Williams, Jul 13 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to Baker family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!
  • E-Waste will be picked up at St. Philip’s on Wednesday morning (June 25th). If you have some electronic waste you can bring it before then, but please let Fr. Francis know, since we have to record where certain items come from.
  • Peter’s Pence collection will be taken next Sunday. This special collection is sent annually to Rome, and is used to benefit the missionary and charity projects of our Holy Father around the world. Please mark your donation as “Peter’s Pence 2014.” Thank you for your generous support of this cause.
  • Eparchial audit report for 2013 is available for all parishioners for review in the parish hall. Please do not remove from the parish hall.

Liturgical schedule



Jun 23rd

5:30 PM Great Vespers.



Jun 24th

8:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Birth of St. John the Baptist.Solemn Feast.



Jun 29th

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers.

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

3rd Sunday after Pentecost. Prime Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul. Solemn Feast.Tone 2.


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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