Bulletin for Feb. 16, 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!  

From the Liturgy (Matins of Meat Fare Sunday)…

I think upon that day and hour when we shall all stand naked, like men condemned, before the Judge who accepts no man’s person. Then shall the trumpet sound aloud and the foundations of the earth shall quake, the dead shall rise from the tombs and all shall be gathered together from every generation. Then each man’s secrets will be manifest before thee: and those that have never repented shall weep and lament, departing to the outer fire; but with gladness and rejoicing the company of the righteous shall enter into the heavenly bridal chamber.

How shall it be in that hour and fearful day, when the Judge shall sit on his dread throne! The books shall be opened and men’s actions shall be examined, and the secrets of darkness shall be made public. Angels shall hasten to and fro, gathering all the nations. Come ye and hearken, kings and princes, slaves and free, sinners and righteous, rich and poor: for the Judge comes to pass sentence on the whole inhabited earth. And who shall bear to stand before his face in the presence of the angels, as they call us to account for our actions and our thoughts, whether by night or by day? How shall it be then in that hour! But before the end is here, make haste, my soul, and cry: O God who only art compassionate, turn me back and save me.

Daniel the prophet, a man greatly beloved, when he saw the power of God, cried out: “The court sat for judgment, and the books were opened.” Consider well, my soul: dost thou fast? Then despise not thy neighbor. Dost thou abstain from food? Condemn not thy brother, lest thou be sent away into the fire, there to burn as wax. But may Christ lead thee without stumbling into his kingdom.

Let us cleanse ourselves, brethren, with the queen of the virtues: for behold, she is come, bringing us a wealth of blessings. She quells the uprising of the passions, and reconciled sinners to the Master. Therefore let us welcome her with gladness, and cry aloud to Christ our God: O risen from the dead, who alone art free from sin, guard us uncondemned as we give thee glory.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 41 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, Jeffrey.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Feb 16 – Murin family, Feb 23open, Mar 1open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Nola and Oliver Bardin who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2020 is upon us. Formerly called Bishop’s Appeal, this annual special collection stretches from January to May 31, and is intended to support our Eparchial Chancery and institutions that serve the whole Eparchy. The goal of the Appeal is for every household to contribute. Each parish has a calculated amount to raise (based on number of households) as a target goal, in order to receive a rebate. By now, you should have received a mailing from the Eparchy with a pledge card and detailed information about this year’s distribution of the Appeal funds. Please send you pledge cards and donations directly to the Eparchy of Phoenix. Please support our Eparchy, support our Church.
  • All Souls Saturdays are days dedicated to praying for our departed brothers and sisters. Please remember to submit the list of your family members (last name of your family, and first names of those you wish remembered) to the parish office. Next All Souls is on March 7. Liturgical schedule
Tue

 

Feb 18th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Thu

 

Feb 20th 5:30 PM Vespers.
Sun

 

Feb 23rd 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of Cheese Fare. Tone 4.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 fasting days, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Feb, 9, 2020 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son

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

A certain brother fell into temptation, and through tribulation relinquished the garb of monkhood; and he wished to begin to renew his ascetic life, but he saw the great difficulty of the matter, and he drew back, and said, “When shall I ever find myself in the same condition as I was formerly?” And through fear he did not begin his work, and he went and made the matter known to an old man, and the old man said, “The matter is thus: There was a certain man who possessed an estate, and he held it to be of no account and did not cultivate it, and it became full of tangled undergrowth and thorns. Now one day he remembered it, and he sent his son, and said unto him, ‘Go, clean the estate.’ And when he had gone and seen the abundance of the undergrowth he was afraid, and said to himself, ‘When shall I be able to clean away all this undergrowth?’ And he threw himself upon a bed, and lay down, and went to sleep, and thus he did every day. The his father went forth and found that he was asleep, and that he had done nothing; and he said unto him, ‘How is it, my son, that no work whatsoever hath been done by thee?’ And he said to his father, ‘When I came to work and saw the abundance of the undergrowth, I was afraid and said, “When shall I be able to clean all this away?”’ And his father said unto him, ‘My son, work according to the measure of thy sleep each day, and it shall be sufficient for thee’; and when he heard this the young man plucked up courage, and did thus, and in a short time he cleansed the estate. Thus also thou shalt not be afraid but begin the work of thy rules, and God, by His Grace, will establish thee among those in the first rank.” Now when the brother had done thus he was helped.

A soldier asked Abba Mius if God accepted repentance. After the old man had taught him many things he said, “Tell me, my dear, if your cloak is torn, do you throw it away?” He replied, “No, I mend it and use it again.” The old man said to him, “If you are so careful about your cloak, will not God be equally careful about his creature? ”

St. Ambrose of Milan

But nothing causes such exceeding grief as when anyone, lying under the captivity of sin, calls to mind from where he has fallen, because he turned aside to carnal and earthly things, instead of directing his mind in the beautiful ways of the knowledge of God. So you find Adam concealing himself, when he knew that God was present and wishing to be hidden when called by God with that voice which wounded the soul of him who was hiding: “Adam, where art thou?” That is to say, Why do you hide yourself? Why are you concealed? Why do you avoid Him Whom you once longed to see? A guilty conscience is so burdensome that it punishes itself without a judge, and wishes for covering, and yet is bare before God.

St. Ephrem the Syrian

Do all in your power not to fall, for the strong athlete should not fall. But if you do fall, get up again at once and continue the contest. Even if you fall a thousand times because of the withdrawal of God’s grace, rise up again each time, and keep on doing this until the day of your death. For it is written, ‘If a righteous man falls down seven times’ – that is, repeatedly throughout his life – ‘seven times shall he rise again’ [Prov. 24:16].

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 21 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $, 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: Feb 9 – open, Feb 16Murin family, Feb 23open, Mar 1open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Victor and Teresa Pacheco who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • All Souls Saturdays are days dedicated to praying for our departed brothers and sisters. Please remember to submit the list of your family members (last name of your family, and first names of those you wish remembered) to the parish office. The first All Souls is on February 15.

    Liturgical schedule

Tue

 

Feb 11th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  
Thu

 

Feb 13th 5:30 PM Vespers.  
Sat

 

Feb 15th 8 AM Divine Liturgy and Panychida. First All Souls Saturday.
Sun

 

Feb 16th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of Meat Fare. Tone 3.Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim Del Castillo.
       

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

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Bulletin for Feb. 2, 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!  

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Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

St. Gregory of Nazianzus

Let not our dwelling-place blaze with visible light and resound with minstrelsy, for this indeed is the custom of the Greek holy-month, but let us not honor God with these things and exalt the present season with unbecoming rites, but with purity of soul and cheerfulness of mind and with lamps which enlighten the whole body of the Church, i.e. with divine contemplations and thoughts

St. Jerome

Apart from honoring the relics of martyrs, it is the custom, through all the Churches of the East, that when the gospels are to be read lights are kindled, though the sun is already shining, not, indeed, to dispel darkness, but to exhibit a token of joy … and that, under the figure of bodily light, that light may be set forth of which we read in the psalter ‘thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my paths.

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Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 41 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $, 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: Feb 2 – Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Feb 9open, Feb 16Murin family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Darlene Janson who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Electrical work to our church. Updates to our electrical system are now complete. This week, the electrician replaced the old line to the air conditioners, which was insufficient, and performed minor updates to the classroom and gift shop area. Our total bill for the electrical work comes to $. Thank you for your generosity that made these updates possible. Enjoy the new outlets!
  • Annual Fire Inspection. We have a list of corrections to make and reschedule our inspection.
  • Church insurance. Our insurance reinstated our policy, with some limitations, which are related to our roof. We need to replace our roof to receive full coverage again. Keep your prayers coming.
  • All Souls Saturdays are days dedicated to praying for our departed brothers and sisters. Please remember to submit the list of your family members (last name of your family, and first names of those you wish remembered) to the parish office. The first All Souls is on February 15. Liturgical schedule
Tue

 

Feb 4th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Thu

 

Feb 7th 5:30 PM Vespers.
Sun

 

Feb 9th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of the Prodigal son. Leave-taking of the Encounter. Tone 2. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Tim Belke.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.The week before the Sunday of the Prodigal son is traditionally fast-free, no fast or abstinence required this Friday. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Jan. 26, 2020 – Sunday of Zacchaeus

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

St. John of the Ladder

Repentance is the renewal of baptism. Repentance is a contract with God for a second life. A penitent is a buyer of humility. Repentance is constant distrust of bodily comfort. Repentance is self-condemning reflection, and carefree self-care. Repentance is the daughter of hope and the renunciation of despair. A penitent is an undisgraced convict. Repentance is reconciliation with the Lord by the practice of good deeds contrary to the sins. Repentance is purification of conscience. Repentance is the voluntary endurance of all afflictions. A penitent is the inflicter of his own punishments. Repentance is a mighty persecution of the stomach, and a striking of the soul into vigorous awareness.

imageFrom Apophthegmata Patrum: An old man was asked, ‘How can I find God?’ He said, ‘In fasting, in watching, in labours, in devotion, and, above all, in discernment. I tell you, many have injured their bodies without discernment and have gone away from us having achieved nothing. Our mouths smell bad through fasting, we know the Scriptures by heart, we recite all the Psalms of David, but we have not that which God seeks: charity and humility.’

St. Hesychius the Priest

The hour of death will come upon us, it will come, and we shall not escape it. May the prince of this world and of the air (cf. Jn 14: 30, Eph 2: 2) find our misdeeds few and petty when he comes, so that he will not have good grounds for convicting us. Otherwise we shall weep in vain. ‘For that servant who knew his lord’s will and did not do it as a servant, shall be beaten with many stripes’ (cf. Lk 12: 47).

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 48 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $, 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 26 – Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Feb 2Darlene Janson. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Prescott family who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Electrical work to our church. Updates to our electrical system are now complete. This week, the electrician replaced the old line to the air conditioners, which was insufficient, and performed minor updates to the classroom and gift shop area. Our total bill for the electrical work comes to $. Thank you for your generosity that made these updates possible. Enjoy the new outlets!
  • Annual Fire Inspection. Fire Department will perform the inspection of our church this Wednesday.
  • Church insurance. For your information, we are in the process of negotiating new insurance to our building, after Guide One informed us about cancelation of our existing policy. Hopefully we will transition smoothly to our new policy by the end of this month. You will be informed of the situation, in the meantime, please pray for successful negotiations.
  • All Souls Saturdays are days dedicated to praying for our departed brothers and sisters. Please remember to submit the list of your family members (last name of your family, and first names of those you wish remembered) to the parish office. The first All Souls is on February 15. Liturgical schedule
Tue

 

Jan 28th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Thu

 

Jan 30th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy. Three Holy Hierarchs – Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. Simple Feast.
Sun

 

Feb 2nd 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee. Encounter of Our Lord with Simeon. Tone 1.Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Richard Agayoff.
       

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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Bulletin for Jan. 19, 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

When the holy Abba Anthony lived in the desert he was … attacked by many sinful thoughts. He said to God, “Lord, I want to be saved but these thoughts do not leave me alone; what shall I do in my affliction?” … A short while afterwards, when he got up to go out, Anthony saw a man like himself sitting at his work, getting up from his work to pray, then sitting down and plaiting a rope, then getting up again to pray. It was an angel of the Lord sent to correct and reassure him. He heard the angel saying to him, “Do this and you will be saved.” At these words, Anthony was filled with joy and courage.

The brethren also asked Abba Agathon, “Amongst all good works, which is the virtue which requires the greatest effort?” He answered, “Forgive me, but I think there is no labor greater than that of prayer to God. For every time a man wants to pray, his enemies, the demons, want to prevent him, for they know that it is only by turning him from prayer that they can hinder his journey. Whatever good work a man undertakes, if he perseveres in it, he will attain rest. But prayer is warfare to the last breath.”

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 112 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $. 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 26Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Feb 2Darlene Janson. 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.
  • Thank you for your help and hospitality last weekend during Bishop John’s visit and ordination. It was beautiful to see our whole parish helping. May God grant you many blessed years for all you do for our church.
  • Electrical work to our church. Updates have been made to our electrical system, new panel, new outlets to the kitchen and bar area, main breaker replaced, and power supply to the air conditioners updated. So far, our expense for this project is $. The electrician discovered one more problem in the attic with air conditioner electrical, we will receive proposal for that in upcoming days. The church can be now used as usual.
  • Air Conditioner and Heating replacement is now complete, except for one electrical issue, which will be resolved soon. We have new system with updated distribution of air; we kept “the younger” of the two heaters, replaced the other one for new. The final cost of this project was $.
  • Church insurance. For your information, we are in the process of negotiating new insurance to our building, after Guide One informed us about cancellation of our existing policy. Hopefully we will transition smoothly to our new policy by the end of this month. You will be informed of the situation, in the meantime, please pray for successful negotiations.
  • 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.
  • All Souls Saturdays are days dedicated to praying for our departed brothers and sisters. Please remember to submit the list of your family members (last name of your family, and first names of those you wish remembered) to the parish office. The first All Souls is on February 15.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsBaptized into Christ The Mystery of Initiation & Identity of the People of God – by Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Wednesdays, January 22 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

Liturgical schedule

Tue

 

Jan 21st 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Thu

 

Jan 23rd 5:30 PM Vespers.
Sun

 

Jan 26th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of Zacchaeus – 33rdafter Pentecost. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim.
       

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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Bulletin for Jan. 12, 2020

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!

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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Bulletin for Jan. 5, 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!  

From the Fathers of the Church

St. Justin the Martyr

As many as are persuaded and believe that what we [Christians] teach and say is true, and undertake to be able to live accordingly . . . are brought by us where there is water, and are regenerated in the same manner in which we were ourselves regenerated. For, in the name of God, the Father and Lord of the universe, and of our Savior Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit, they then receive the washing with water. For Christ also said, ‘Except you be born again, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven’

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 42 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $, candles $, Bake Sale $. 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 12Murin family; Jan 19Prescott family and celebration potluck; Jan 26open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Murin family who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • SS Basil and John Chrysostom, c. 1150 (mosaic in the Palatine Chapel, Palermo). (Wikipedia)

    SS Basil and John Chrysostom, c. 1150 (mosaic in the Palatine Chapel, Palermo). (Wikipedia)

    Ordination Potluck. Please coordinate with Betsy Prescott if you plan to help with the meal.

  • Ordination to the Subdiaconate of our Tim Belke, by Most Reverend Bishop John Pazak of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix, will take place on January 12, here at St. Philip the Apostle Church. The celebration will begin at 9:30, and will be followed by potluck hospitality meal.
  • Most Reverend Bishop John will be visiting our parish next weekend. He will be at the parish on Saturday in the afternoon, then Sunday. If you would like to meet him, come to St. Philip’s or inquire with Fr. Francis about an appointment time.
  • Our air conditioner and heater have been replaced. Thanks be to God. I hope it will work for many years. Thank you for your generosity that allowed for this project to be completed.
  • 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:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsBaptized 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 PSTLiturgical schedule
Mon Jan 6th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Theophany of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.
Sun

 

Jan 12th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday after the Theophany (31). Cantor: All. Reader: Tim Belke.
       

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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