O Holy Apostle Philip,
Intercede with the merciful God
That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!
From the Fathers of the Church …
St. Gregory the Great
The kingdom of heaven has no price tag on it: It is worth as much as you have. For Zacchaeus it was worth half of what he owned, because the other half that he had unjustly pocketed he promised to restore fourfold. For Peter and Andrew it was worth the nets and vessel they had left behind; for the widow it was worth two copper coins; for another it was worth a cup of cold water. So, as we said, the kingdom of heaven is worth as much as you have.
Oh, blessed are those fishermen whom the Lord chose from among so many doctors of the law and scribes, from among so many sages of the world, for the task of divine preaching and the grace of the apostolate! Worthy of our Lord, indeed, and appropriate for His preaching was that choice, so that in the preaching of His Name all the greater might be the wonder of praise as the humble and lowly of the age preached His Word—not that they might capture the world through the wisdom of the word but that they might liberate the human race from the error of death through the simple preaching of the faith, as the apostle says: “That your faith may not be in human wisdom but in the power of God.” And in another place: “But the foolish things of the world has God chosen to put to shame the wise, and the weak things of the world has God chosen to put to shame the strong, and the base things of the world and the despised has God chosen, and the things that are not, to bring to nothing the things that are.” Therefore He has not chosen the noble of the world or the rich, lest their preaching be suspect; not the wise of the world, lest people believe that they persuaded the human race with their wisdom; but He chose illiterate, unskilled and untutored fishermen, so that the Savior’s grace might be open.
Last Sunday, 59 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, special collection $. 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: Jun 10 – Agayoff family, Jun 17 – Amy, Marion and Molly, Jun 24 – Baker family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Aguillar family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
St. Philip’s Teen Summer Trip. Leaving tomorrow, please pray for us.
Our parish will host the Akathist to the Holy Mother of God on June 8, at 5:30 AM, followed by Divine Liturgy and breakfast. The prayer is offered as our participation in the Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests. All are welcome. For more information, see the bulletin insert, or visit http://www.worldpriest.com/annual-global-rosary-relay/
Catholic Communications Collection is taken today, if you missed it, you can mail your donation to the parish office this week. This particular collection supports the USCCB efforts to promote the catholic teachings in the world of media. You can find out more about how your donation will help this year at http://www.usccb.org/ccc. Thank you for your generosity.
Bishop’s Appeal 2018. The Appeal is coming to a close. We are very close to reaching our goal this year. I would like to encourage you to make yourself known through this Appeal, by sending at least a symbolic donation. Thank you for your generosity. 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, or you can donate by check (payable to the Eparchy).
8:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
5:30 AM Global Rosary Relay for Priests – Akathist to the Holy Mother of God.
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
3rd Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2. Cantor: Amy Seyfried, Tim Del Castillo.
For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. During the Apostles’ Fast, we observe at least Wednesdays and Fridays as meatless days. The Apostles Fast concludes on June 28th. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.