Bulletin for May 19, 2019 – Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.


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

From the Fathers of the Church …


He also uses the woman as an apostle, as it were, to those in the city. His words to her are so forceful that she leaves her water jar to go to the city and tells them to her fellow townspeople…. I think there was a definite purpose why the Evangelist recorded that the woman left her water jar and went into the city. At the literal level, then, this shows the tremendous eagerness of the Samaritan woman, who forsakes her water jar and is more concerned for how she may benefit the multitude than for her more humble duty related to material things. For she was very benevolently moved and wished to announce the Christ to her fellow citizens by bearing witness to the one who told her “all I ever did.” And she invites them to behold a man whose speech is greater than man, for his appearance to the eye was human. So must we, too, therefore, forgetting things that are more material in nature and leaving them behind, be eager to impart to others the benefit of which we have been partakers. For by recording the woman’s commendation for those capable of reading with understanding, the Evangelist challenges us to this goal.

St. Cyril of Alexandria

Jesus calls the life-giving gift of the Spirit “living water” because mere man is parched to his very roots, rendered dry and barren of all virtue by the crimes of the devil. But now man runs back to his pristine beauty, and drinking in that which is life-giving, he is made beautiful with a variety of good things and, budding into a virtuous life, he sends out healthy shoots of love towards God.


  • Last Sunday, 53 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, gift shop $, Pirohy $, Bishop’s Appeal $. 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. Randall, Fr. Ted, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: May 19 – Agayofff family, May 26open, Jun 2open, Jun 9potluck. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Theresa Vinciguearra and Darlene Janson for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Safe Environment. In order to maintain safety for our children at our church, we are in need of updating our safe environment documentation with the Eparchy. If you volunteer on regular basis, please submit your personal information to Elizabeth baker or Fr. Francis, together with your consent for background check. We need to submit the list of all regular volunteers (teaching, serving, supervising persons) to the Eparchy today.
  • Drywall repair needed, after the air conditioner leaked through the ceiling. If you know a good handyman, please let Fr. Francis know.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 update. According to the most recent report from the Eparchy, 15 households have pledged or donated to the Appeal so far, we are about $ short of our goal ($4400). Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo, make sure you state you are from St. Philip’s. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Myrrh-Bearers Retreat in Albuquerque, June 28-30: Women, teens and girls Age 7+ are invited to register for the annual Myrrh-Bearer retreat June 28-30 at Albuquerque, NM. Cost of the retreat is $ and includes lodging, all meals, activities, and a free T-shirt if you register by 31 May 2019. Financial aid is available for large families. Please register online at https://myrrh-bearers.com and pay for the retreat at the https://ephx.org/giving/ by selecting “myrrh-bearers.”  Contact the organizer, Pani Janet Escobedo with questions or to register by mail. Phone: 505-720-8012. Email: escobedo7174@msn.com
  • Alive in Christ, July 11-14, 2019. The annual “Ascetical Boot Camp” Retreat for Byzantine Catholic Young Men 7 years to 17 years with their Fathers, or legal male guardian at Black Diamond Camps, Auburn, WA. See Father for more information, or call the Eparchial vocations office. Contact: Fr. Michael mandelas-vocations@ephx.org, Phone: (206)-799-4917Liturgical schedule
Tue May 21st 7 AM Divine Liturgy. Holy Equal to the Apostles Constantine and Helena


May 22nd 5:30 PM Akathistos to the Holy Mother of God.


May 26th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.


Sunday of the Man Born Blind. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Steve Prescott.

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 of prayers and sacrifices to God.

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