Bulletin for Sep. 27, 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 to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

From the Fathers of the Church…  

St. Maximus of Turin  

He chooses Peter’s boat and forsakes Moses’-that is to say, he spurns the faithless synagogue and takes the faithful church. For God appointed the two as boats, so to speak, which would fish for the salvation of humankind in this world as in a sea. As the Lord says to the apostles, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”… The church is called out into the deep, delving, as it were, into the profound mysteries of the heavens, into that depth concerning which the apostle says, “O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” For this reason he says to Peter, “Put out into the deep, “that is to say, into the depths of reflection upon the divine generation. For what is more profound than what Peter says to the Lord, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God? … This boat sails upon the deeps of this world, so that, when the earth is destroyed, it will pre-serve unharmed all those it has taken in. Its foreshadowing can be seen already in the Old Testament. For as Noah’s ark preserved alive everyone whom it had taken in when the world was going under, so also Peter’s church will bring back unhurt everyone whom it embraces when the world goes up in flames, And as a dove brought the sign of peace to Noah’s ark when the flood was over, so also Christ will bring the joy of peace to Peter’s church when the judgment is over.  

Announcements 

  • Dear Parishioners and Friends, during our gatherings, please follow all health and safety precautions issued by civil authorities. Use the space to allow distance between households, follow proper way of receiving Holy Communion. Per parish guidelines, consider your and others’ safety when coming to church, if you feel sick, you can choose to follow Sunday liturgy online, or pray the Typika. When in doubt, consult your decision with your pastor/confessor. During this time, Bishop John granted dispensation to the faithful from attending Sunday services. Please know that you and your intentions are remembered on the altar at St. Philip’s. For confession and other needs, please contact Fr. Francis directly and make an appointment.  
  • Last Sunday, 34+27 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, Building Fund $, candles $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.  
  • If you cannot come to church for safety, health or other reasons, sanctify your Sunday at home. Join live streaming services (http://liveliturgy.com/) or pray the Typika service. Put on your Sunday clothes, silence your phone, set up your computer in your prayer corner, light a candle, open your prayer book, and join the praying church. Pray a prayer of spiritual communion. May the Lord visit you with many graces.  
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Dcn. David, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Thomas, Carol, Michael, Jennifer, John, Elizabeth, Judy, Ruth, Dimitri.  
  • Please pray for our bishops, priests and deacons this week, as they gather in Arizona for the Annual Eparchial Clergy Retreat.  
  • Church in the Holy Land Collection. We will be mailing this donation to the Eparchy at the beginning of October. Thank you for your contributions, may our good Lord reward you manifold.  
  • Emergency Disaster Relief Collection. We will be mailing this donation to the Eparchy at the beginning of October. Thank you for your contributions, may our good Lord reward you manifold for your generosity.  
  • Come and See Retreat. The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius is pleased to host the “Come and See” Weekend of Discovery on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2020. This year’s retreat will be given virtually online. Invited to register for this online retreat are men, ages 18 to 35, single or married, who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Church. For more information, go to www.bcs.edu or ask Fr. Francis.  
  • What is “Atrium?” Also called “Catechesis of Good Shepherd,” Atrium uses Maria Montessori age appropriate hands-on approach to catechizing children. At. St. Philip’s, we have a classroom set up for the little ones to touch, see and explore what they see and hear at church. If you would like to join us with your little student or to help with other little students, ask Fr. Francis for more information. Classes will resume when the quarantine ends.

    Liturgical schedule  

    Until further notice, social distancing and health safety provisions issued by local government are in place. When at St. Philip’s follow the guidelines issued on May 31.  
    
Tue   Sep 29th 3 PM Divine Liturgy. Panachyda.  + Donald Dean  
Thu   Oct 1st  5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.  Holy Protection of Mary. Solemn Feast.  
Sun  Oct 4th  8:30 AM Confessions  9 AM Divine Liturgy.  10:30 AM Divine Liturgy. 18th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1.  

For Confession, please call Fr. Francis for an appointment.  

Fridays in general are days of fasting and penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our sacrifices to God.  

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