Bulletin for Nov. 11, 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. Ambrose of Milan

With these verses belongs the text that exposes those who seem to them-selves 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, 49 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $. 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, Alex, Ted, Stefan.

Hospitality signup sheet: Nov 11 – Baker family, Nov 18 – Teresa & Victor, Nov 25. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Murin family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

Christmas around the World Festival. Thank you all who participated in the festival. We are grateful for your support and help. May God grant you many blessed years.

St. Philip’s Fast begins on November 15. This is the season in which we prepare for the upcoming feasts of the Nativity and Theophany of the Lord. No specific guidelines on the observance of the fast have been announced by our Bishop, therefore, you are free to fast as much or as little as you wish. Let us make this a holy season, in which we renew our relationship with God and one another, and our desire for heaven.

Next Sunday, November 18, we will celebrate the feast of our Patron, St. Philip the Apostle.

Our Future Cantors, if you wish to learn liturgical singing, all Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI) Online classes are enabled for guest access for free. If you want to do the coursework and receive personalized feedback and assistance with your singing, you can register for the classes and they are inexpensive. The link is: http://mci.archpitt.org/classesYou are also invited to approach one of our serving cantors and ask to become their helper.

Saturday, November 17th, 9 AM – 4 PM. Day of recollection at St. Basil Church in Los Gatos (14263 Mulberry Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032) with Fr. David Anderson. To register and for more details, visit http://www.stbasil.org/events

Liturgical schedule

Nov 14th
5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.
Holy Apostle Philip.

Nov 18th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
26th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim Del Castillo.

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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