Bulletin for November 13, 2008

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

From the Fathers of the Church…
St. Ambrose of Milan

With these verses belongs the text that exposes those who seem to themselves to be experts on the law, who keep the letter of the law but disregard its spirit. He teaches that they are ignorant of the law from its very first chapter. He proves this immediately at the beginning of the law. Both the Father and the Son proclaimed and announced the sacrament of the divine incarnation, saying, “You shall love the Lord your God” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The Lord said to the lawyer, “Do this, and you shall live.” He who did not know his neighbor, because he did not believe in Christ, answered, “Who is my neighbor?” Whoever does not know Christ does not know the law either. How can he know the law when he is ignorant of the Truth, since the law proclaims the Truth?
· Last Sunday, 67 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $___, candles $__, donations $___, Special Collection (Clergy Medical Insurance) $___. 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: Nov 20 – potluck (Bishop John visit). 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.

· Special Collection – Clergy Medical Insurance. Thank you for your generosity with this special collection. As of now, we are some $886 short of our goal. If you have not already, please consider supporting our Eparchy through this appeal. You have an opportunity to contribute for another week, we’ll send the collection to the Eparchy after next Sunday. To contribute, you can send your donation to the parish office, please mark it as “Clergy Medical.”

· Our parish celebration of St. Philip’s feast will be on Sunday, November 20th. Please join us at 9:30 for thanksgiving liturgy for our heavenly patron and the anniversary of our parish. The main celebrant is our Most Reverend Bishop John Pazak, CSsR.

· Big thank you to our volunteers who are working on preparing the food and other items for our bake sale. We are in need of volunteers for the sale (10 AM – 7 PM). If you are able to help, please let Fr. Francis know.

· Christmas in Eastern Europe on November 19th. As last year, now again we will host a bake sale at St. Philip’s. The doors open at 10 AM for all who would like to taste some good food, and get some special goodies for their Christmas table. For the menu and more detail, see the event flyer. The bake sale will continue till 7 PM.

· Bishop John visit at St. Philip’s. Bishop will join us at the bake sale at 5 PM on Saturday. Come to meet him. Divine Liturgy for the feast of our Patron Saint, St. Philip the Apostle will begin at 9:30 AM on Sunday. It will be followed by parish potluck, bring something to share.

· St. Philip’s Fast begins on November 15th. This fasting time helps us to prepare for the events of the Nativity in the flesh and Theophany of Our Lord, it lasts until December 24th. Fasting discipline is voluntary, only the usual abstinence from meat foods on Fridays is required for the faithful of our Eparchy.

· Advent Retreat with Fr. Jacques Phillipe, on Saturday, November 26, 7:30 a.m. (all day), at St John the Evangelist (5701 Locust Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608). For more information and to buy tickets ($15/25 with lunch), visit Easter’s Books, or online at http://www.thecatholicscene.com

· Fall 2016 online Adult Education classes – through the Fuze online platform, from 7:00-8:00pm Pacific Time. All Classes Are Free. Tuesday night ongoing classes: Eastern Christian Spirituality, 11/8/16 – 12/13/16 • Fr. Joseph Stanichar. Thursday night Stand Alones: 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.

Liturgical schedule

Nov 14th
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
St. Philip the Apostle.

Nov 16th
5:30 PM Vespers.

Nov 20th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9 AM Prayers
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
27th Sunday after Pentecost.
St. Philip the Apostle – our Patron.
Pre-feast of the Presentation of The Holy Mother of God in the Temple.
Tone 2.

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