O Holy Apostle Philip,
Intercede with the merciful God
That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!
From the Fathers of the Church …
St. John Chrysostom
“And they left their nets, and followed him.” And yet John (the Evangelist) says that they were called in a different way. From this it is evident that this was a second call. One may conclude this from several evidences. For there it is said that they came to him when “John had not yet been thrown into prison” but here it says after he was in confinement. And there Andrew calls Peter, but here Jesus calls both. On the one hand, John says, “Jesus saw Simon coming and said, ‘You are Simon, the Son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas, which is translated Peter.’” On the other hand, Matthew says that he was already called by that name, for he says, “Seeing Simon who was called Peter.” … In the other instance, Andrew is seen corning into his house and hearing many things. But here, having heard one brief call, they both followed immediately. When they earlier had seen that John was in prison and that Jesus was withdrawing, it would not have been unnatural for them to return again to their own craft, fishing, having followed him at the beginning and then later having left him to fish. Accordingly, you now see that Jesus finds them actively fishing. But he neither resisted them at first when they desired to withdraw from him, nor having withdrawn themselves, did he let them go altogether. He gave way when they moved aside from him and came again to win them back. This, after all, is exactly what fishing is all about.
… But note both their faith and their obedience. For though they were in the midst of their work (and you know how time-consuming a chore fishing is), when they heard his command they did not delay or procrastinate. They did not say, “Let us return home, and talk things over with our family.” Instead, “they left everything behind and followed,” even as Elisha did when he followed Elijah, For Christ seeks this kind of obedience from us, such that we delay not even for a moment, though something absolutely most necessary should vehemently press in on us.
- Last Sunday, 56 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, Pirohy $. 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. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Theresa.
- Hospitality signup sheet: Jun 23 – Baker family, Jun 30 – Prescott family, Jul 7 – Del Castillo family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Victor & Theresa Pacheco for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
- Akathist – in union with Global Rosary Relay for Priests on June 28 at 5:45 AM – a beautiful idea, to support our priests with prayer … around the clock … and around the Globe. Come join us. After we hand off the prayer chain to another location, we’ll celebrate Divine Liturgy and enjoy light breakfast.
- Summer Bible Camp at St. Philip’s, June 30 – July 4, starting Sunday following hospitality, then each day at 9 AM – 12:30 PM. We invite our young parishioners (ages 6 and up) to join us for time of prayer, learning, and fun at St. Philip’s. If you are interested, ask your parents to let Fr. Francis know by next Sunday, June 23. The cost is $20 (covers some materials and snacks). We have 5 campers registered.
- Fireworks signup sheet is in the parish hall. Please consider volunteering your time this year. For further details and questions, see Steve Prescott. The sale begins on June 28 – please advertise to your neighbors and friends.
- Special Collection today: Catholic Communications Campaign Thank you for your generosity and support of the Church’s mission through the media world. If you would like to still contribute to this collection, you can send your donation to the parish office before the end of June, just mark your donation “Catholic Media.”
- Special Collection on June 29th: Peter’s Pence – this annual collection is in support of our holy father’s missionary and charitable efforts. Collected funds are distributed to Christians around the globe according to intentions of Pope Francis. Thank you for your support.
|Jun 24th||5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.||Holy Prophet Forerunner and Baptist John. Solemn Feast.|
|Jun 27th||9:30 AM Office of Christian Burial.||Walter Gerlach Funeral.|
|Jun 28th||5:45 Akathist to the Theotokos (in union with the Global Rosary Relay for Priests).
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
|Sat||Jun 29th||9 AM Divine Liturgy.||Holy Prime Apostles Peter and Paul. Holy Day of Obligation.|
|Jun 30th||8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
|3rd Sunday after Pentecost.Tone 2. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Richard Agayoff.|
For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. We are in time of St. Peter’s fast (last day is June 28), stricter fasting discipline is encouraged – at minimum we observe abstinence from meat foods on Wednesday and Friday. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.