Bulletin for December 6, 2020 – Feast of St Nicholas

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!   

C5921C93-5E6E-4CCE-8FEB-297A912882DCFrom the Fathers of the Church …  

Venerable Bede  

He who had fallen in humble devotion at the Lord’s feet is told to rise and go on his way. For whoever is acutely aware of his own unworthiness and humbles himself before God is told by the comforting divine work to rise and to put his hand to strong things; and growing daily in merit, to go on his way to the more perfect things. For if faith made him whole who had hurried back to give thanks to his Savior and to the one who had made him clean, unfaith has brought spiritual ruin to those who, receiving favors from God, fail to return and give him glory.

And so this lesson is joined to the one preceding it in the gospel (that of the unprofitable servants) for this reason that there we learn, through the parable, that faith must grow through humility, while here more clearly we are shown by actual happenings that it is not only confession of faith, but also the doing of the works that follow faith, which makes whole those who believe and give glory to the Father who is in heaven.

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. Dispensation from Sunday attendance given by Bishop John for the faithful of our Eparchy is in effect at this time. 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.
  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, We received donations in tithes $; donations $, candles $, Gift Shop $, Building Fund $. 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. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Margaret, Gary and Ingrid, 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, Christie, Viktoria.
  • Retired Religious Collection will be taken on December 13. This annual collection is organized by USCCB and it aims to support retired religious around the country. With your donation you honor those who dedicated their lives to the service of the church. Thank you for your generosity.  
  • Adult Religious Formation: SEVEN AGES OF THE KINGDOM A Study of Salvation History Rev. Daniel Dozier, on Mondays, December 7& 14 @ 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. California Time. All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Live participation is highly encouraged for a full experience, including opportunities for discussion with fellow students and instructors. Register at: www.EasternCatholic.org/Events 
  • 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  

 

Dec 8th   5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.   Conception of St. Anna. Solemn Holy Day.  
Sat Dec 12th 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy with Baptism. Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Sun  

 

Dec 13th  8 AM Divine Liturgy.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday of the Forefathers (28) Tone 3.  
       

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

During St. Philip’s Fast, we are invited to take on additional penances and pray, fast and give alms, in preparation for Christmas. 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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