Bulletin for 9 May 2021 – Sunday of the Man Born Blind

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

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Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! + Christos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres!   

608FF11D-4C0F-41C0-BA29-3CD40550B5A1From the Saints of the Church …  

St. Irenaeus of Lyon  

…the Lord bestowed sight on the one who was blind from birth – not by a word, but by an outward action. He did this neither casually nor simply because this was how it happned. He did it this way in order to show it was the same hand of God here that had also formed man at the beginning. And therefore when his disciples asked him why he had been born blind, whether by his own fault or by his parents’, Jesus said, “Neither this man sinned, nor his parents, but that the works of God might be manifested in him.” The work of God is after all, the forming of man. He did this by an outward action, as Scripture says, “And the Lord took clay from the earth, and formed man.” (Gn 2: 7) Notice here too how the Lord spit on the earth, and made clay and smeared it on his eyes, showing how the ancient creation was made. He was making clear to those who can understand, that this was the [same] hand of God by which the mas was formed from clay. For what the creating Word had neglected to form in the womb, this he supplied openly. He did this so that the works of God might be evident in him, and so that we might seek for no other hand than that through which humanity was formed. Now should we seek another Father, knowing the hand of God which formed us in the beginning, and forms in the womb, has in the last times sought us lost ones out. He is gaining his own lost sheep and putting it on his shoulders and joyfully restoring it to the fold of life.

Announcements  

  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, candles $, Building Fund $, Eparchial Appeal $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • 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, Emily, Margaret, Patricia. Nadezda.
  • God With Us Online is hosting a free Webinar I Believe: a Study of the Creed of the Church, on Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm April 14 – June 16. Register online. Flyers are on the bulletin board.
  • Happy Mothers’ Day to our mothers, grandmothers and godmothers, may the Lord bestow many blessings upon you as we give thanks for your vocation and your love poured out into our world.
  • The Catholic Home Missions special collection. If you would like to contribute to this collection, please mark your donation “Home Missions.” Thank you for your generosity.
  • Lost Rosary. Few weeks ago, a special rosary (50 anniversary gift) was lost at church. Description: It has a gold clasp because it can be worn as a necklace as well. It has pink, white, clear and yellow beads. It is not like any other rosary. It has a smaller gold crucifix.  Very feminine looking. If you found it, please return to Fr. Francis. Thank you.
  • “Hot meals for homeless people.” There is a homeless camp off Business Loop 80 at the Marconi Ave. Auburn Blvd. exit. If you would like to help provide 1 hot meal each day for everybody at the camp (there are usually between 7 and 15 people there), you can contact Martin at (916) 546-8093?,or at bakerdgz@gmail.com
  • Eparchial Appeal 2021. The goal for our parish is $ this year. Please submit your pledge, you can pick up pledge form in the back of the church. Please prayerfully consider what you can donate in support of our church. Let our parish goal be that we all participate in the Appeal this year. To this day, 11 households have participated in the Appeal, giving total of $. May God bless you for your generosity.
  • From the Eparchial Vocations Office: “One thing I do know: that though I was blind, now I see!” The healing love of Christ gave sight to the man born blind. Have you received the eyes to spiritually see your calling in life? Is he calling you to help the world see Him more clearly by a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate, monastic or religious life? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:vocations@ephx.org

    Liturgical schedule 

    Until further notice, social distancing and health safety provisions issued by local government are in place.  

Wed May 12th 5:30 PM Great Vespers.
Thu  

 

May 13th  5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.   Ascension of Our Lord.Solemn Feast. Day of obligation.  
Sun  

 

May 16th  8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim Del Castillo.  
       

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

Fridays in general are days of penance. We observe simple fast – abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for 2 May 2021 – Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

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D2CFAED0-3F92-4976-B9DD-F866B3531DE2Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! + Christos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres!   

From the Saints of the Church …  

St. Augustine of Hippo  

“O for a mountain to pray on,” you cry, “high and inaccessible so that I may be nearer to God and God may hear me better. For he dwells on high.”… Yes, God dwells on high, but he is also considerate of the humble…. Come down so that you may come near him. But do you want to ascend? Ascend, but do not seek a mountain. “The ascents,” it said, “are in his heart, in the valley of weeping.” A valley has humility. Therefore, do everything within. Even if perhaps you seek some lofty place, some holy place, make yourself a temple for god within yourself. “For the temple of God is holy, which means you.” Would you pray in a temple? Pray in yourself. But first be a temple of God, for he in his temple hears the one who prays.

Abraham of Nathpar  

Do not imagine, my beloved, that prayer consists solely of words or that it can be learned by means of words. No, listen to the truth of the matter from our Lord: spiritual prayer is not learned and does not reach fullness as a result of either learning or the repetition of words. For it is not to a man that you are praying, before whom you can repeat a well-composed speech. It is to him who is Spirit that you are directing the movements of prayer. You should pray, therefore, in spirit, seeing that he is spirit. He shows that no special place or vocal utterance is required for someone who prays in fullness to God.

Announcements  

  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, candles $, Building Fund $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • 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, Emily, Margaret, Patricia. Nadezda.
  • God With Us Online is hosting a free Webinar I Believe: a study of the Creed of the Church, on Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm April 14 – June 16. Register online. Flyers are on the bulletin board.
  • The Catholic Home Missions special collection was taken last Sunday. If you would like to contribute to this collection, please mark your donation “Church in Eastern Europe.” Thank you for your generosity.
  • “Hot meals for homeless people.” There is a homeless camp off Business Loop 80 at the Marconi Ave. Auburn Blvd. exit. If you would like to help provide 1 hot meal each day for everybody at the camp (there are usually between 7 and 15 people there), you can contact Martin at (916) 546-8093?,or at bakerdgz@gmail.com
  • Eparchial Appeal 2021. The goal for our parish is $ this year. Please submit your pledge, you can pick up pledge form in the back of the church. Please prayerfully consider what you can donate in support of our church. Let our parish goal be that we all participate in the Appeal this year. To this day, 10 households have participated in the Appeal, giving total of $.  May God bless you for your generosity.
  • From the Eparchial Vocations Office: “We have heard for ourselves and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world, the Christ.” The saving love of Christ quenched the thirst of the Samaritan woman. He wants all to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. Are you open to bringing that saving love to the world by becoming a priest, deacon, monk or nun? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:vocations@ephx.org
  • Liturgical schedule  

    Until further notice, social distancing and health safety provisions issued by local government are in place.  

Wed May 5th 5:30 PM Akathistos to the Holy Mother of God.
Fri Apr 7th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sun  

 

May 9th   8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

Sunday of the Man-born-blind. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Richard Agayoff.  
       

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

Fridays in general are days of penance. We observe simple fast – abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for 25 Apr 2021 – Sunday of the Healing of the Paralytic

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.   

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Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! + Christos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres!   

From the Saints of the Church …  

St. Augustine of Hippo  

Christ Heals the ParalyticThat pool and that water, in my opinion, signified the people of the Jews. For the Apocalypse of John clearly indicates to us that peoples are suggested by the name of waters. When many waters were shown to him and he asked what they were, he received the answer that they were peoples. Therefore that water, that is, that people was shut in by the five books of Moses as by five porticoes. But those books brought forth sick people they did not heal. For the law convicted sinners; it did not absolve them… What happened, then, that they, who could not be healed in the porticoes, were healed in that agitated water? For, suddenly, the water was seen to be agitated, but he by whom it was agitated was not seen. You may believe that this used to happen by an angel’s power but still not without some significant symbolic meaning. After the agitation of the water, the one who was able to thrust himself in, and he alone, was healed. Whoever thrust himself in after him did so without effect. What, then, does this mean, except that Christ came to the Jewish people, and by doing great things, by teaching useful things, he agitated sinners, agitating the water by his presence and stirring it up in preparation for his passion? But he agitated while being hidden. “For if they had known, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.” Therefore to descend into the agitated water is to believe humbly in the Lord’s passion.

St. Ambrose of Milan  

No one was healed before the angel had descended. Because of those who did not believe, the water was troubled as a sign that the angel had descended. They had a sign, you have faith; for them an angel descended, for you the Holy Spirit; for them the creation was troubled, for you Christ himself, the Lord of creation, worked. Then, one was healed, now all are made whole…. For that pool was as a type so that you might believe that the power of God descends upon this font.

St. Ambrose of Milan  

What did the angel declare in this type but the descent of the Holy Spirit, which was to come to pass in our day and should consecrate the waters when invoked by the prayers of the priest? That angel, then, was a herald of the Holy Spirit, inasmuch as by means of the grace of the Spirit medicine was to be applied to our infirmities of soul and mind. The Spirit, then, has the same ministers as God the Father and Christ, He fills all things, possesses all things, works all and in all in the same manner as God the Father and the Son work.

Announcements  

  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, candles $, Church in Holy Land $, Eparchial Appeal $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Michael, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. David, 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, Emily, Margaret, Patricia. Nadezda.
  • God With Us Online is hosting a free Webinar I Believe: a study of the Creed of the Church, on Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm April 14 – June 16. Register online. Flyers are on the bulletin board.
  • The Catholic Home Missions special collection will be taken today. The collection is organized by USCCB and is used to fund a wide range of pastoral services, including evangelization, religious education, and the maintenance of mission parishes, the training of seminarians and lay ministers, and ministry with ethnic groups. Our Eparchy of Phoenix has been a long term beneficiary of this fund. Thank you for your generosity.
  • “Hot meals for homeless people.” There is a homeless camp off Business Loop 80 at the Marconi Ave. Auburn Blvd. exit. If you would like to help provide 1 hot meal each day for everybody at the camp (there are usually between 7 and 15 people there), you can contact Martin at (916) 546-8093?,or at bakerdgz@gmail.com
  • Eparchial Appeal 2021. The goal for our parish is $ this year. Please submit your pledge, you can pick up pledge form in the back of the church. Please prayerfully consider what you can donate in support of our church. Let our parish goal be that we all participate in the Appeal this year. To this day, 10 households have participated in the Appeal, giving total of $. May God bless you for your generosity.
  • From the Eparchial Vocations Office: “Take up your mat and walk.” Our Lord can make us well, and it is always His will that we are able to walk, spiritually speaking. When we unite ourselves to that will we can bring healing to this world. Is He calling you to do so by a vocation to the consecrated monastic life, the diaconate in Christ or the priesthood? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:vocations@ephx.org
  • Liturgical schedule Until further notice, social distancing and health safety provisions issued by local government are in place.  
Wed Apr 28th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy. Mid-Pentecost.
Fri Apr 30th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sun  

 

May 2nd  8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Victor Pacheco.  
       

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

Fridays in general are days of penance. We observe simple fast – abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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