Bulletin for March 8, 2015

St. Philip the Apostle Byzantine 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.



Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  +  Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory for ever!  

From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Caesarius of Arles

What he commands is not difficult, since he helps to effect what he commands… .Just as we are lost through loving ourselves, so we are found by denying ourselves. Love of self was the ruin of the first man. If he had not loved himself in the wrong order, he would have been willing to be subject to God, preferring God to self.

… What does this mean, “take up a cross”? It means he will bear with whatever is troublesome, and in this very act he will be following me. When he has begun to follow me according to my teaching and precepts, he will find many people contradicting him and standing in his way, many who not only deride but even persecute him. Moreover, this is true, not only of pagans who are outside the church, but also of those who seem to be in it visibly, but are outside of it because of the perversity of their deeds. Although these glory in merely the title of Christian, they continually persecute faithful Christians. Such belong to the members of the church in the same way that bad blood is in the body. Therefore, if you wish to follow Christ, do not delay in carrying his cross; tolerate sinners, but do not yield to them. Do not let the false happiness of the wicked corrupt you. You do well to despise all things for the sake of Christ, in order that you may be fit for his companionship.


  • Last Sunday, 52 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. Our tithes to the Lord were $___. Thank you for your generosity in giving to your church.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Francis, Fr. Randall, Fr. George, Fr. Michael, Fr. Martin, Fr. Ted, Fr. Brendan, Dcn Michael, Sr. Kathy, Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Tom, Margaret and Don, Walter, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Ted, Agatha, Michael, Curtis, Joseph, Theresa, Emily, Ronald, Janet, Michael, George, Adam, Joanne and Bob.
  • Hospitality sign-up sheet: Mar 15 – Murin family, Mar 22 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to Janson family who provided hospitality for us last Sunday!
  • St. Philip’s Fish Fry Dinner. We will host a dinner on the last Saturday of March (March 28th, Lazarus Saturday), beginning at 5PM, serving fried fish and samplings of “pierogy.” Tickets will be available next Sunday, for you to buy, and to offer to your family and friends. We need your help, first of all, to fill the hall with guests. If you have ideas for deserts and are willing to prepare one, let Fr. Francis or Ted Janson know, as well as if you are available to help.
  • Pysanki-making workshop continues today. Resume your work from last week, or start anew, the workshop continues today. When you are finished with your art, you may enter your work into the contest for the best St. Philip’s pysanki of 2015. The winner will be receive a small prize and recognition in our bulletin.
  • Bishop’s Appeal 2015. If you have not received the mailing from the Eparchy, you can pick up pledge card and flier at the entrance to the church. Our parish goal this year is $4,000 ($200 per household). Please submit your pledges to the parish office at your earliest convenience. Pledge cards are located at the entrance to the church. So far, 9 households have responded to the Appeal, donations are $1,910 total, 10 pledges submitted.

Liturgical schedule

Wed Mar 11th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts.
Sat Mar 14th 8.30 AM Divine Liturgy. Panychida. 4th All Souls Saturday.
Sun Mar 15th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Prayers.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

4th Sunday of the Great Fast.

Tone 7.


For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.

As a minimum fasting discipline required for the faithful of our church, on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer sacrifices to the Lord.

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