Bulletin for April 25, 2016


Christos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres! + Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

From the Fathers of the Church …

St. John Chrysostom

Christ calls for faith. Chrysostom: Everywhere, beloved, we have need of faith. Faith is the mother of all good, the medicine of salvation in order to obtain any real good. Without it, it is impossible to possess any of the great doctrines. Those who try anything without it are like those who venture on the sea without a boat and are drowned because they can barely swim,… Similarly, those who try to figure things out before they have learned anything are prone to suffer shipwreck. … To insure that this does nor happen to us, let us hold fast to the sacred anchor by which Christ brings over the Samaritan woman now.
· Last Sunday, 46 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $___, candles $__, donations $__, Bishop’s Appeal: $__. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.

· Prayer requests. Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Martin, Fr. Ted, Fr. Brendan, Sr. Patricia, Sr. Maria Rose OP, Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Tom, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Joan, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Rachel, Curtis, Joseph, Theresa, Emily, Ronald, Janet, Michael, Taylor, Margaret, Lorrie, Mary, Jude.

· Hospitality sign-up sheet: May 1 – open, May 8 – Agayoff family, May 15 – 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 meal for us last Sunday.

· Volunteers needed to plant some plants along the outside fence of the church property. If you have time and energy, please see Fr. Francis for details.

· You can still contribute to the Special Collection for Home Missions in the next two weeks. Please mark your donation ”Home Missions.” May God bless you abundantly for your generosity.

· Bishop’s Appeal. Our goal this year is $______. Your contributions are to be made to “St. Philip the Apostle,” please mark your donation as “Bishop’s Appeal.” So far, we have received 14 responses – which is 75% of our parishioners, and $_____ in donations.

· Alive in Christ 2016 – this “ascetical boot camp” retreat is to take place Thu-Sun, July 14-17th at Treacy Levine Center at Camp Brotherhood in Mount Vernon, WA. Parish boys from 7 to 17 years of age and their fathers are invited to attend. The camp aims at helping young men mature in their Catholic faith and a life of authentic Christian discipleship by means of an intensive spiritual program coupled with recreation and friendship building. Application forms and further information are now available. Application and tuition are due by May 11th. For further details, please contact Fr. Michael O’Loughlin, Eparchial Vocations Director, at 720-254-9219 or michaelpauloloughlin@gmail.com; of Fr. Michael Mandelas, Assistant Vocations Director, at 206-799-4917 or mjmandelas@gmail.com.

· SAVE THE DATE: The Myrrh-Bearers Retreat will be held from Friday, June 24th to Sunday, June 26th at the Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ. Journey to Holiness is the theme for this Retreat. All girls, 7-11, teens 12-17 and women 18+ are invited to attend this annual Retreat. Fliers will be available in mid-April for Registrations. PLAN NOW TO ATTEND!

Liturgical schedule

Mon Apr 25th
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Wed Apr 27th
5:30 PM Vespers.

Sun May 1st
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Prayers.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday of the Man-Born-Blind.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. We resume our abstinence from meat foods on Fridays this week.

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