Bulletin for Jan. 12, 2020

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 for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!

Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

Two hermits lived together for many years without a quarrel. One said to the other, ‘Let’s have a quarrel with each other, as is the way of men.’ The other answered, ‘I don’t know how a quarrel happens.’ The first said, ‘Look here, I put a brick between us, and I say, That’s mine. Then you say, No, it’s mine. That is how you begin a quarrel.’ So they put a brick between them, and one of them said, ‘That’s mine.’ The other said, ‘No; it’s mine.’ He answered, ‘Yes, it’s yours. Take it away.’ They were unable to argue with each other.

I may be wrong but I think nothing needs so much effort as prayer to God. If anyone wants to pray, the demons try to interrupt the prayer, for they know that prayer is the only thing that hinders them. All the other efforts in a religious life, whether they are made vehemently or gently, have room for a measure of rest. But we need to pray till our dying breath. That is the great struggle.

The devil appeared to a monk disguised as an angel of light, and said to him, ‘I am the angel Gabriel, and I have been sent to you.’ But the monk said, ‘Are you sure you weren’t sent to someone else? I am not worthy to have an angel sent to me.’ At that the devil vanished.

Do not be always wanting everything to turn out as you think it should, but rather as God pleases, then you will be undisturbed and thankful in your prayer.

Announcements

Last Sunday, 28 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, candles $. 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash, Michael, Jennifer, John.
Hospitality signup sheet: Jan 19 – Prescott family; Jan 26 Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Feb 2 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to all who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
Electrical work to our church. This week, electricians will work on a few updates and upgrades to our church. Please be aware that they will turn off the power to the building for most of Monday, and intermittently on Tuesday this week.
Margaret Ihnat, our former parishioner, passed away on December 30, 2019. She will be buried at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery on Thursday, January 16. The viewing is from 9 Am to 12 PM. We will pray the office of Christian burial at the Cemetery at 9 AM.
Theophany Blessing of Homes. If you would like father to come and bless your home, please let him know, sign up sheet is in the parish hall.
2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at: http://www.easterncatholic.org/events
— Baptized into Christ The Mystery of Initiation & Identity of the People of God – by Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Wednesdays, January 8, 15, & 22 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

Liturgical schedule

Thu

Jan 16th

7 AM Divine Liturgy.

9 AM Office of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

+ Margaret Ihnat

Sun

 

Jan 19th

8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

32nd Sunday after Pentecost.Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Steve Prescott.

 

 

 

 

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

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