Bulletin for Apr. 8, 2018 – Thomas Sunday

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

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


From the Fathers of the Church

Theodoret of Cyrus
And so the reason why the Lord stood in the midst of the disciples, even though the doors were closed, after the passion but not before it, was that you might know that your body was sown as a physical body but raised as a spiritual body.” But in order that you might not think that what rises is something different, when Thomas did not believe in the resurrection, he shows him the marks of the nails. He shows him the scars of the wounds” He who healed everybody even before the resurrection could have healed him- self—especially after the resurrection, could he not? Yes, but through the marks of the nails that he shows he teaches that it is this [body], while through the closed doors by which he enters, he reveals that it is not such a [body as it was]. It was this [body], in order that he might fulfill the goal of the divine plan by raising that which had died, but it was such a body [as it was], in order that it might not lapse into corruption again and not be subject to death again.


Last Sunday, 87 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Easter $, donations $, candles $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity. Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.

Prayer requests. Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Maros, Alex, Ted.

Hospitality signup sheet: Apr 15 – Prescott family, Apr 22 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to all for sharing Paschal goodies from your baskets with us last Sunday.

Special Collection on Great and Holy Friday. Many thanks for your generosity. We have collected $.

St. Philip’s Atrium is in need of substitute assistants to cover Atrium staffing when one of the catechists or assistant is unavailable due to illness. We meet on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30. Please prayerfully consider if you might be available on an occasional basis for this rewarding ministry to our children. Please contact Marion Williams by email or text (marion.tonelli@gmail.com, 530-957-5323) and we can arrange a time to go over what this consists of. If you would like me to call you please leave your name & phone number.

PILGRIM VOCATION ICON As we pray for the Lord to have mercy on our church and send us good and holy shepherds, remember especially the children and youth of our parish, for the grace to desire God’s will for their lives, and to discern and follow their vocation. Vocation icon schedule: Apr 8 – Murin family, Apr 15 – open, Apr 22 – open. (To sign up, please contact Jon & Abby Burke, or Fr. Francis.)

Bishop’s Appeal 2018. Our parish goal is $. Please send your pledges and donations directly to the bishop’s office (Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy, 8105 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020). Do not send cash, you can donate by check (payable to the Eparchy), or credit card. If you did not receive your Appeal mailing, see Fr. Francis for the pledge form and informational letter. To this date, 8 households participated in the Appeal, giving $. Thank you for your generosity.

ALIVE IN CHRIST. This Eparchial “ascetical boot camp” retreat is to take place Thursday to Sunday, July 12-15, 2018 at Palomar Christian Conference Center, CA. Parish boys from 7 to 17 years of age and their fathers are invited to attend. Boys under 11 years old must have a father or legal male guardian in attendance. 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. For application forms and further information see Fr. Francis. Applications and tuition are due by May 18th. For further details, please feel free to contact Fr. Michael O’Loughlin, Eparchial Vocations Director, at 720-254- 9219, or at michaelpauloloughlin@gmail.com. You may also contact Fr. Michael Mandelas, Assistant Vocations Director, at 206-329-9219 or at mjmandelas@gmail.com.

MYRRH-BEARERS’ RETREAT, this year with theme: Theotokos – Model of Grace, will take place on June 22nd-24th, 2018; at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5820 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Myrrh-Bearers is a spiritual retreat for girls and teens (7-17) and women (18+) sponsored by the Eparchy of Phoenix to provide an opportunity for participants to grow in a deeper relationship with our Lord. For more information and to register, see Fr. Francis, or visit https://myrrh-bearers.com/

Liturgical schedule

Apr 9th
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Apr 11th
5:30 PM Vespers.

Apr 15th
8:30 Confessions.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Myrrh-Bearers’ Sunday.
Cantor: Gene Ford.

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

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