Bulletin for September 11, 2016

O Holy Apostle Philip,
Intercede with the merciful God
That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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

From the Fathers of the Church…
St. Jerome

When I talk about the Cross, I’m not thinking of the wood, but of the suffering. . . . Happy is he who carries the Cross, the Resurrection, and the place of Christ’s birth and Ascension in his heart! Happy is he who has Bethlehem in his heart, that is, who allows Christ to be reborn in his heart each day! What does “Bethlehem” mean, anyway? “House of bread.” We are also a bread house: a house for the bread comes down from heaven. Christ is nailed to the Cross each day for us. We are crucified to the world, and Christ is crucified within us. Happy is he in whose heart Christ rises every day, when he makes penance for even his most trifling sins. Happy is he who ascends each morning from the Mount of Olives to the Kingdom of Heaven, where the flourishing olive trees of the Lord grow, where the light of Christ overlooks, where the olive groves of the Lord are found.
Announcements
· Last Sunday, 59 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $___, candles $__, donations $__. 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, Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Joan, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Rachel, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Margaret, Lorrie, Mary, Jude.

· Hospitality sign-up sheet: Sep 18 – Agayoff family, Sep 25 – Murin family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to Dean family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

· Sunday Catechism for children. If you would like your child to attend catechism class this year, please let Fr. Francis know. We will have two classes, for kids of 8-12 years, and for 12 and up. Also, parents, let father know if you are willing to help with teaching our young ones.

· Fall 2016 online Adult Education classes. Classes are taught by the Clergy of the Eparchy of Phoenix, for free through the Fuze online platform. Fuze is an online webinar system which allows for video and audio sharing on Windows, Mac or ISO devices, or calling in through a toll-free phone. Classes are from 7:00-8:00pm Pacific Time. All Classes Are Free. Tuesday night ongoing classes: Introduction to Eastern Christianity 9/20/16 – 11/1/16 • Fr. Milan Kasperek; Eastern Christian Spirituality, 11/8/16 – 12/13/16 • Fr. Joseph Stanichar. Thursday night Stand Alones: Reading the Sacred Scriptures, 9/29/16 • Fr. James Barrand; On the Holy Icons, 10/6/16 • Fr. Michael O’Loughlin; Life and Legacy of Blessed Theodore Romzha, 10/27/16 • Fr. Chris Zugger; The Traditions of Philip’s Fast, 11/10/16 • Fr. Anthony Hernandez; The Traditions of Christmas and Theophany, 12/15/16 • Fr. Michael Bezruchka. For more information or to register visit: http://eparchyofphoenix.org/faith_formation.html. Email Dcn. Basil Ryan Balke with questions or to register at dcnbasil@eparchyofphoenix.org.

· Icon Workshop with Father Abbot Damian Higgins – Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Redwood Valley, CA. Dates: Nov. 7-13. Contact Br. Petro to sign up (petropia3@gmail.com). Workshop begins after Vespers on the 7th. Donation to the Monastery of $550 includes Room & Board, all class materials and instruction. Egg tempera technique used, no art experience necessary. More advanced students will be allowed to further their experience with complex techniques.
· DISCOVER GOD’S GAME PLAN MEN 18-35 INVITED TO WEEKEND RETREAT AT SEMINARY 14 – 16 OCTOBER 2016. The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius is hosting a “Come and See” weekend for men ages 18 to 35 who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Church. The event runs from Friday evening, 14 October through Sunday afternoon, 16 October 2016 at the Seminary (3605 Perrysville Avenue) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The weekend retreat is free of charge and will include sharing liturgical services and meals with the Seminary community, an introduction to the Seminary formation program, a tour of the Seminary, gatherings with the Seminarians, talks, and a panel discussion. The retreat is conducted in a “no pressure, no hard-sell” environment. The atmosphere is prayerful, positive, and fraternal. Any man seeking further information or wishing to register for this “Come and See” retreat of discovery is encouraged to contact his vocation director and use the online registration at http://www.bcs.edu. Deadline for registrations is the 29th of September.
Liturgical schedule

Mon
Sep 12th
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Wed
Sep 14th
5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.
Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Solemn Feast.

Sun
Sep 18th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:00 AM Prayers
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday after Exaltation (18th after Pentecost).
Tone 1.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Monday Aug 29th, the feast of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, is a day of strict fast. Fridays in general are days of penance, abstinence from meat foods is observed. Let us remember one another in our prayers.

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