Bulletin for Oct. 13, 2019

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!  

From the Desert Fathers …

E70ABEA4-094E-4C85-A361-1ECD3DB105DDA brother said to an old man, ‘See, Abba, I frequently ask the Fathers to give me an earnest reminder for the salvation of my soul, and I do not remember a thing of what they tell me.’ Now the old man had two empty vessels, and he said to the brother, ‘Go, bring one of the vessels and pour water in it: rinse it, pour it out, and put it back in its place, all shiny.’ The brother did this several times, and the old man said to him, ‘Of the two vessels, which one is cleaner?’ The brother answered, ‘The one I put water in and cleaned.’ Then the old man said to him, ‘son, thus it is with the soul that frequently hears the word of God; though the soul remembers nothing of what she asked, she is nonetheless cleansed more than the soul that did not inquire. …

… Abba Pimen said: The nature of water is soft, that of stone is hard; but if a bottle is hung above the stone, allowing the water to fall drop by drop, it wears away the stone. So it is with the word of God; it is soft and our hearts are hard, but those who hear the word of God often, open their hearts to revere the Lord.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 55 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, donations $, air conditioner $. 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. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash.
  • Hospitality signup sheet:Oct 13 – bagels, Oct 20Prescott family, Oct 27Del Castillo family, Nov 3open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Darlene Janson for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Christmas in Eastern Europe Festival is on November 9, here at St. Philip’s. Please join us for a day of fellowship and good food, invite family and friends. If you can volunteer for our festival, please let Fr. Francis know.
  • Clergy Medical Insurance Collection on Sunday, October 13, 2019. This Eparchial special collection helps subsidize the health insurance premiums for our pastors. God bless your continued support and generosity!
  • Check out our resurrected gift shop, it is beautiful! You can buy booklets, cards, small gifts and more. Proceeds from sales go towards new inventory and to our parish. If you have ideas about what items you would like to see in our gift shop, let Fr. Francis know.
  • Air conditioner at church will be replaced soon. We are one step closer, now looking for a contractor to complete this project. We have some funds allocated for this project, now you have an opportunity to participate. When you make a donation, please mark it “air conditioner,” we will direct it to our building fund and use it to finance this important project. Thank you for your generosity.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/events

    Making Disciples – by Fr. Alexander Wroblicky; The art of bringing others to Christ, Wednesdays, October 9, 16 & 23 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    Unlocking the Mystery – by Joshua Mangels; An introduction to Eastern Christian Bible Study, Wednesdays, November 6 & 13 @ 5:00-6:00 pm PST

    The Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, December 16 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    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

Tue

 

Oct 15th 7:00 AM Divine Liturgy.  
Wed

 

Oct 16th 5:30 PM Akathist to the Holy Mother of God.  
Sun

 

Oct 20th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

19th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Tim Belke.

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

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Bulletin for October 6, 2019

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!  

From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Cyril of Alexandria

Christ raised him who was descending to his grave. The manner of his rising is plain to see. “He touched,” it says, “the bier and said, ‘Young man, I say unto thee, arise.'” How was not a word enough for raising him who was lying there? What is so difficult to it or past accomplishment? What is more powerful than the Word of God? Why then did he not work the miracle by only a word but also touched the bier? It was, my beloved, that you might learn that the holy body of Christ is productive for the salvation of man. The flesh of the almighty Word is the body of life and was clothed with his might. Consider that iron when brought into contact with fire produces the effects of fire and fulfills its functions. The flesh of Christ also has the power of giving life and annihilates the influence of death and corruption because it is the flesh of the Word, who gives life to all. May our Lord Jesus Christ also touch us that delivering us from evil works, even from fleshly lusts, he may unite us to the assemblies of the saints.

… Let it be known to people every-where that the Lord is God, and even though he appeared in a form like us, yet has he given us the indications of a godlike power and majesty on many occasions and in a multitude of ways. He drove away diseases and rebuked unclean spirits. He gave the blind their sight. Finally, he even expelled death itself from the bodies of men, death that cruelly and mercilessly had tyrannized humankind from Adam even to Moses, according to the expression of the divine Paul. That widow’s son at Nain arose unexpectedly and wonderfully. The miracle did not remain unknown to everyone throughout Judea but was announced abroad as a divine sign, and admiration was upon every tongue.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 56 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, donations $, 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. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash.
  • Hospitality signup sheet:Oct 6 – Darlene Janson, Oct 13open, Oct 20Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Baker family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Christmas in Eastern Europe Festival is on November 9, here at St. Philip’s. Please join us for a day of fellowship and good food, invite family and friends. If you can volunteer for our festival, please let Fr. Francis know.
  • Clergy Medical Insurance Collection on Sunday, October 13, 2019. This Eparchial special collection helps subsidize the health insurance premiums for our pastors. God bless your continued support and generosity!
  • Check out our resurrected gift shop, it is beautiful! You can buy booklets, cards, small gifts and more. Proceeds from sales go towards new inventory and to our parish. If you have ideas about what items you would like to see in our gift shop, let Fr. Francis know.
  • Air conditioner at church will be replaced soon. We are one step closer, now looking for a contractor to complete this project. We have some funds allocated for this project, now you have an opportunity to participate. When you make a donation, please mark it “air conditioner,” we will direct it to our building fund and use it to finance this important project. Thank you for your generosity.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/events

    Making Disciples – by Fr. Alexander Wroblicky; The art of bringing others to Christ, Wednesdays, October 9, 16 & 23 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    Unlocking the Mystery – by Joshua Mangels; An introduction to Eastern Christian Bible Study, Wednesdays, November 6 & 13 @ 5:00-6:00 pm PST

    The Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, December 16 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    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

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Maronite Catholic Church invites to their annual American Lebanese & Middle Eastern Festival on October 12-13. For details, go to: www.maronite-sac.org.

    Liturgical schedule

Tue

 

Oct 8th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  
Thu

 

Oct 10th 5:30 PM Akathist to the Holy Mother of God.  
Sun

 

Oct 13th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

18th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1. 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 days of penance and fasting, we observe simple abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Sep 29, 2019

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!  

From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Cyprian of Carthage

How will you love your enemies and pray for your adversaries and persecutors? We see what happened in the case of Stephen. When he was being killed by the violence and stones of the Jews, he did not ask for vengeance but forgiveness for his murderers, saying: “O Lord, do not lay this sin against them.” So it was most fitting that the first martyr for Christ who, in preceding by his glorious death the martyrs that were to come, was not only a preacher of the Lord’s suffering but also an imitator of his most patient gentleness.

St. Basil the Great

“Lend to those from whom you do not hope to receive in return.” “And what sort of a loan is this,” he says, “to which there is no hope of a return attached?” Consider the force of the statement, and you will admire the kindness of the Lawmaker. When you have the intention of providing for a poor person for the Lord’s sake, it is at the same time both a gift and a loan. It is a gift because of the expectation of no repayment, but a loan because of the great gift of the Master who pays in his place and who, receiving trifling things through a poor person, will give great things in return for them.

Origen

The traces of the divine image are clearly recognized not through the likeness of the body, which undergoes corruption, but through the intelligence of the soul. We see the divine image in its righteousness, temperance, courage, wisdom, discipline, and through the entire chorus of virtues that are present essentially in God. These can be in people through effort and the imitation of God, as also the Lord points out in the Gospel when he says, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” and “Be perfect, as your Father is perfect.”

Announcements

  • 2B8E4283-67C3-492A-A364-1D29BF1026FFLast Sunday, 58 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, donations $, air conditioner $. 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. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash.
  • Hospitality signup sheet:Sep 29 – Baker family, Oct 6Darlene Janson, Oct 13open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Nola Bardin for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Christmas in Eastern Europe Festival is around the corner. Please join us today, September 29, at 11:15 in the parish hall for a brief planning session. We need to schedule baking/cooking days and a cleaning day.
  • Clergy Medical Insurance Collection on Sunday, October 13, 2019. This Eparchial special collection helps subsidize the health insurance premiums for our pastors. God bless your continued support and generosity!
  • Check out our resurrected gift shop, it is beautiful! You can buy booklets, cards, small gifts and more. Proceeds from sales go towards new inventory and to our parish. If you have ideas about what items you would like to see in our gift shop, let Fr. Francis know.
  • Air conditioner at church will be replaced soon. We are one step closer, now looking for a contractor to complete this project. We have some funds allocated for this project, now you have an opportunity to participate. When you make a donation, please mark it “air conditioner,” we will direct it to our building fund and use it to finance this important project. Thank you for your generosity.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsMaking Disciples – by Fr. Alexander Wroblicky; The art of bringing others to Christ, Wednesdays, October 9, 16 & 23 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    Unlocking the Mystery – by Joshua Mangels; An introduction to Eastern Christian Bible Study, Wednesdays, November 6 & 13 @ 5:00-6:00 pm PST

    The Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, December 16 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    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

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Maronite Catholic Church invites to their annual American Lebanese & Middle Eastern Festival on October 12-13. For details, go to: www.maronite-sac.org.

  • Liturgical schedule
Tue Oct 1st 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy. Protection of the Holy Mother of God. Solemn Feast.
Sun Oct 6th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

17th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Tim Belke.

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

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Bulletin for Sep. 22, 2019

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!  

From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Maximus of Turin

That you may understand that the Lord was speaking of spiritual fishing, however, Peter says, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” It is as if he were saying, “Through the whole night our fishing has brought us nothing, and we have been laboring in vain. Now I will not fish with fishing gear but with grace, not with diligence acquired by skill but with the perseverance acquired by devotion.”  When Peter lets down the nets at the word, therefore, he is in fact letting down the teachings in Christ. When he unfolds the tightly woven and well-ordered nets at the command of the Master, he is really laying out words in the name of the Savior in a fitting and clear fashion. By these words he is able to save not creatures but souls. “We toiled all night,” he says, “and took nothing.” Peter, who beforehand was unable to see in order to make a catch, enduring darkness without Christ, had indeed toiled through the whole night. But when the Savior’s light shone upon him the darkness scattered, and by faith he began to discern in the deep what he could not see with his eyes.

St. Diadochus of Photike

Those who are engaged in spiritual warfare must always keep their hearts tranquil. Only then can the mind sift the impulses it receives and stores in the treasure house of memory those that are good and come from God, while rejecting altogether those that are perverse and devilish. When the sea is calm, the fishermen’s eyes can see the movements of the fish deep down, so that hardly any of them can escape. But when the sea is ruffled by the wind, the turmoil of the waves hides from sight the creatures that would easily have been seen if the sea wore the smile of calm. The skill of the fisherman is of little use in rough weather. Something of the same sort happens with the soul, especially when it is stirred to the depths by anger. At the beginning of a storm, oil is poured on the waters to calm them, and in fact the oil defeats their commotion. In this way, when the soul receives the anointing of the gift of the Holy Spirit, it gladly gives in to this inexpressible and untroubled sweetness. And even if it is continually attacked by temptation it maintains its peace and joy.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 51 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, donations $, 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. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Sep 22 – Nola Bardin. Sep 29- Baker family; Oct 6 – Darlene Janson. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Theresa and Victor Pacheco for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Check out our resurrected gift shop, it is beautiful! You can buy booklets, cards, small gifts and more. Proceeds from sales go towards new inventory and to our parish. If you have ideas about what items you would like to see in our gift shop, please let Fr. Francis know.
  • Air conditioner at church will be replaced soon. We are one step closer, now looking for a contractor to complete this project. We have some funds allocated for this project, now you have an opportunity to participate. When you make a donation, please mark it “air conditioner,” we will direct it to our building fund and use it to finance this important project. Thank you for your generosity.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/events

 Making Disciples – by Fr. Alexander Wroblicky; The art of bringing others to Christ, Wednesdays, October 9, 16 & 23 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

Unlocking the Mystery – by Joshua Mangels; An introduction to Eastern Christian Bible Study, Wednesdays, November 6 & 13 @ 5:00-6:00 pm PST

The Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, December 16 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

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

Tue Sep 24 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy. + Priest Michael, + Priest Jozef
Thu Sep 26 5:30 PM Vespers  
Sun Sep 29 8:30 AM Confessions. 9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour9:30 AM Divine Liturgy. 15th Sunday after Pentecost.  Tone 7. 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 penance and fasting, we observe simple abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

 

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Bulletin for Sep. 15, 2019

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!  

From the Fathers of the Church …

525DDD78-D077-4547-B0BE-7645FA819B05St. Gregory Nazianzen

Many indeed are the wondrous happenings of that time: God hanging from a Cross, the sun made dark, and again flaming out; for it was fitting that creation should mourn with its Creator. The Temple veil rent, blood and water flowing from His side: the one as from a man, the other as from What was above man; the earth was shaken, the rocks shattered because of the Rock; the dead risen to bear witness of the final and universal resurrection of the dead. The happenings at the Sepulchre, who can fittingly recount them? Yet not one of them can be compared to the miracle of my salvation. A few drops of Blood renew the whole world, and do for all men what the rennet does for milk: joining us and binding us together.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 52 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, donations $, 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. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Sep 15Victor & Theresa Pacheco. Sep 22- Nola Bardin; Sep 29 – Baker family; Oct 6 – Darlene Janson. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Darlene Janson for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Check out our resurrected gift shop, it is beautiful! You can buy booklets, cards, small gifts and more. Proceeds from sales go towards new inventory and to our parish. If you have ideas about what items you would like to see in our gift shop, please let Fr. Francis know.
  • Air conditioner at church will be replaced soon. We are one step closer, now looking for a contractor to complete this project. We have some funds allocated for this project, now you have an opportunity to participate. When you make a donation, please mark it “air conditioner,” we will direct it to our building fund and use it to finance this important project. Thank you for your generosity.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsThe Face of God – by Deacon Daniel Dozier; An introduction to Byzantine faith & Spirituality, Wednesdays September 11 & 18 @ 5:00-6:30 pm PSTMaking Disciples – by Fr. Alexander Wroblicky; The art of bringing others to Christ, Wednesdays, October 9, 16 & 23 @5:00-6:00 pm PST
  • Unlocking the Mystery – by Joshua Mangels; An introduction to Eastern Christian Bible Study, Wednesdays, November 6 & 13 @ 5:00-6:00 pm PST

    The Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, December 16 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    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

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Maronite Catholic Church invites to to their annual American Lebanese & Middle Eastern Festival on October 12-13. For details, go to: www.maronite-sac.org.

 

Liturgical schedule

Tue Sep 10th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy. * Ahmu family
Sun Sep 22 8:30 AM Confessions. 9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

15th Sunday after Pentecost.  Tone 6. 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 penance and fasting, we observe simple abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Sep 8, 2019 – Nativity of the Theotokos

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. Augustine of Hippo

Some people, certainly, find very surprising what the Lord said in the Gospel, “Nobody has ascended into heaven, except the one who came down from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.” How, they ask, can the Son of man be said to have come down from heaven, when it was here that he was taken on in the Virgin’s womb? People who say this are not to be rejected but instructed. I think, you see, that they are raising this question out of piety but are not yet able to understand what they are inquiring about. They do not realize, I mean, that the divinity took on the humanity in such a way as to become one person, God and man; and that the humanity was attached to the divinity in such a way that Word, soul and flesh were the one Christ. And that is why it could be said, “No one has ascended into heaven, except the one who came down from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.”

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 50+ souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, donations $. 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. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Sep 8 – Darlene Janson, Sep 15Victor & Theresa Pacheco. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Prescott family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Thank you for a nice “surprise” anniversary celebration and a beautiful gift last Sunday, it was truly heartwarming. May God bless you for your kindness.
  • Check out our resurrected gift shop, it is beautiful! You can buy booklets, cards, small gifts and more. Proceeds from sales go towards new inventory and to our parish. If you have ideas about what items you would like to see in our gift shop, let Fr. Francis know.
  • Air conditioner at church will be replaced soon. We are one step closer, now looking for a contractor to complete this project. We have some funds allocated for this project, now you have an opportunity to participate. When you make a donation, please mark it “air conditioner,” we will direct it to our building fund and use it to finance this important project. Thank you for your generosity.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/events

    The Face of God – by Deacon Daniel Dozier; An introduction to Byzantine faith & Spirituality, Wednesdays September 11 & 18 @ 5:00-6:30 pm PST

    Making Disciples – by Fr. Alexander Wroblicky; The art of bringing others to Christ, Wednesdays, October 9, 16 & 23 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    Unlocking the Mystery – by Joshua Mangels; An introduction to Eastern Christian Bible Study, Wednesdays, November 6 & 13 @ 5:00-6:00 pm PST

    The Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, December 16 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    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

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Maronite Catholic Church invites to to their annual American Lebanese & Middle Eastern Festival on October 12-13. For details, go to: www.maronite-sac.org.

    Liturgical schedule

Tue Sep 10th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy. + faithful departed (by Susan Abdalah)
Fri Sep 13th 5:30 PM Great Vespers.
Sat Sep 14th 8:30 AM Divine Liturgy. Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Solemn Feast.
Sun Sep 15th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday after the Exaltation (14). Tone 5. 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 days of penance and fasting, we observe simple abstinence from meat foods. Feast of the Exaltation (Sep 14) is by tradition a fasting day, we observe strict abstinence from meat and dairy foods. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Sep. 1, 2019 -New Church Year

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

*************

C908F8B7-89D8-4C6E-8E07-E5B18E4E97CBGlory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  

From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Cyril of Alexandria

When Christ says to him, “If you would enter life, keep the commandments,” the man expects him to add immediately, “my commandments.” “Which ones?” he asks. He was quite deceived in his expectation. For Christ did not answer him as he expected but simply pointed him to the law. This is not because the law is perfection, for “no one is justified by the law,” as it is written, but because the life lived according to law is a kind of introduction to the eternal life, briefly acquainting trainees to the things above. “For the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ.” The law is the starting point for social justice. Christ is the perfection. For the beginning of good is to act justly, he says. Just action then is shown by the law, but goodness is shown by Christ. The law taught us to repay those who wish to harm us, as in “eye for eye, tooth for tooth.” But Christ taught us to let go such balanced vengeance with a view to the greater good, teaching that “if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if anyone would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well.”

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 51 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, donations $, gift shop $, building fund $. 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. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Sep 1 – Prescott family, Sep 8Darlene Janson, Sep 15Victor & Theresa Pacheco. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Murin family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Air conditioner at church will be replaced soon. Our current system is 20 and 28 years old, and after multiple repairs, and leaks that just won’t go away, it is time. We hope to put new equipment in the attic, and replace the older one of the outside units. We have some funds allocated for this project, now you have an opportunity to participate. When you make a donation, please mark it “air conditioner,” we will direct it to our building fund and use it to finance this important project. Thank you for your generosity.

    Liturgical schedule

Mon Sep 2nd 8:30 AM Divine Liturgy. + Theresa Esquerra
Wed Sep 4th 5: 30 PM Vespers.
Sun Sep 8th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

13th Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday before Exaltation. Nativity of the Holy Mother of God. Tone 4. Cantor: Amy Seyfried Reader: Tim Belke.

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

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