Bulletin for July 15, 2018

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki! 

Mosaic of Fishes and Loaves

Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, 5th c. Photo courtesy of Berthold Werner, Wikimedia

From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Hilary of Poitiers

The loaves were given to the apostles, for through them the gifts of divine grace were to be administered. The crowds were then fed with the five loaves and two fish, and they were satisfied. The leftover fragments of bread and fish, after the people had their fill, amounted to twelve baskets. Thus, by the word of God coming from the teaching of the law and the prophets, the multitude was satisfied; and an abundance of divine power, reserved for the Gentiles from the ministry of the eternal food, was left over for the twelve apostles.

St. John Chrysostom

And not even here does he hold back on the miracle, but it continues as the loaves become fragments. The broken pieces signify that of those loaves, some remained unreceived. This was in order that those who were absent might also learn what had been done.

For this providential purpose, then, Jesus indeed permitted the crowds to get hungry in order that no one might suppose what took place to be as illusion.

For this purpose he also caused just twelve baskets to remain over: That Judas, too, might bear one. He wanted all the disciples to know his power. He fed their hunger. In Elijah’s case something similar also took place.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 62 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, summer book sale $, St. Peter’s Pence 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, Juraj.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Jul 22 – Murin family, Jul 29 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Janson family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Please join us in congratulating Ted and Darlene Janson on the 50th wedding anniversary next Sunday. We will pray God’s blessing upon Ted and Darlene during Divine Liturgy, then share a meal together. All are welcome to join us. May the Lord God grant Ted and Darlene on their anniversary many blessings, for many years.

 

Liturgical schedule

Fri          Jul 20th          9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.          Holy prophet Elijah.

Sun          Jul 22nd          9th Sunday after Pentecost – Tone 8 – 8:30 AM Confessions.  9:30 AM Divine Liturgy. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo, Amy Seyfried. Reader: Gene Ford.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Fridays in general are days of penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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