Bulletin for Oct. 7, 2018

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. Basil the Great

It is beneficial to communicate [meaning: receive communion] every day, to partake of the Holy Body and Blood of Christ, for he distinctly says: “He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life.”

St. Gregory of Nyssa
…the God who was manifested infused himself into perishable humanity for this purpose, viz., that by this communion with Deity mankind might at the same time be deified, for this end it is that, by dispensing of His grace, He disseminated Himself in every believer through that flesh, whose substance comes from bread and wine, blending Himself with the bodies of believers, in order that man, too, may be a sharer in incorruption by this union with the immortal. He gives these gifts by virtue of the benediction through which He transelements the natural quality of these visible things to that immortal thing.


Last Sunday, 40+ souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, altar server vestments $. 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. Basil, 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, Joan, Stefan.

Hospitality signup sheet: Oct 14 – Prescott family, Oct 21 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to McDonough family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

Parish Advisory Board will meet next Sunday, October 14th, at 11:15 in the parish hall.

Priests’ Medical Insurance Collection. On Sunday, October 14th, our Eparchy will once again take a special collection to help subsidize the medical insurance premiums of our priests. Your outstanding generosity in previous collections has been extremely helpful. Bishop John, thankful as always, asks each eparchial household to pray and consider what it can contribute this year. Medical insurance premiums, as you undoubtedly know, are very expensive and still on the rise. Our Eparchy has been burdened financially with these increased premiums. Each month is a new struggle to make ends meet, even with practical efforts to curb expenses. The goal this year is $ per household, please be as generous as your financial situation allows. God bless you for your continued support and generosity.

imagePlease help with the goods for Christmas around the World Festival held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento (on November 10). We will have a baking day on October 13th, which will serve as demonstration or learning time for you to do some baking at home. The day will start at 10 AM, here at St. Philip’s. Come and bake. To estimate interest, please let Fr. Francis know you will be attending.

Altar Server Vestments. Thank you all for your generosity, we have now collected/pledged sufficient funds to order two sets of server vestments. To have them hand-made requires ordering fabric and trim, which will take some time, we hope to have the vestments completed by Christmas. The final amount of collected donation will be published in the bulletin. Thank you for your support.

November 2 – 4th: “Come and See” Men between the ages of 18 and 35 who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Church are invited to attend this weekend of discernment at the Metropolitan Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. There is no charge for the weekend (travel expenses are the responsibility of the individual). For further information or registration contact the Seminary at http://www.bcs.edu. Deadline for registration is October 10th.

Upcoming events:

*October 13th – 10 a.m. Baking Day!

*October 14th – Special collection “Priests’ Medical Insurance.”

* November 10th – Christmas around the World Festival (at the Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento).

Liturgical schedule

Oct 11th
5:30 PM Akathistos to the Mother of God.

Oct 14th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:00 AM Baptism
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday of the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council. Tone 4. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. 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 and fasting. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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