Bulletin for Jan. 19, 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

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.

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

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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Bulletin for Dec. 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!  

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! + Chritos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!

From the Canon of the Nativity of Our Lord

Heaven brought the first fruits of the Gentiles as a gift for Thee: A star summoned the wise men to the babe in the manger. They were amazed to see neither throne nor scepter, but only abject poverty. What is more humble than a cave? What is more lowly than swaddling clothes? Yet the riches of Thy divinity shone through all these. O Lord, glory to Thee!

Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad! The Lamb of God has been born on earth, Granting redemption to the world. The Word, Who rests in the bosom of the Father, Has come forth without seed from the Virgin. The wise men were struck with amazement, Seeing Him born as an infant in Bethlehem. Let all creation glorify Him!

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 52 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $, candles $, Bake Sale $, Bequest into the Building Fund (Walter Gerlach) $. 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: Dec 29 – Murin family, Jan 5open, Jan 12Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Amy Seyfried who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • 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. Mark your calendars, more details to follow.
  • 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.
  • Special collection – Retirement Fund for Religious. We have collected $ for this cause. Thank you for your generosity. If you would like to support our retired religious, you can still make donation, please mark it “Retired Religious.”
  • Our Nut Rolls (and some other kind) are on sale, great prices. Use them for your Christmas meal or keep them frozen for later, now is time to take them home. Everything must go! For service, ask Amy, Father Francis, Darlene or Elizabeth.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsThe Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, you can find the recording on https://vimeo.com/380559505

    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

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    Circumcision of the Lord (Courtesy of Temple Gallery)

    Liturgical schedule

Wed Jan 1st 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Circumcision of Our Lord. Solemn Feast. Saint Basil the Great.
Fri

 

Jan 3rd 7 AM Royal Hours of the Theophany. Simple Fast.
Sun

 

Jan 5th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

1 PM Great Vespers of Theophany. Blessing of water.

Sunday before the Theophany (30). Vigil of the Theophany. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Richard Agayoff.
Mon Jan 6th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Theophany of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.Friday January 3 is a day of simple fast, according to our Typikon, 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 Dec. 22, 2019 – Sunday of the Ancestors

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!  

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! + Chritos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

(Isaiah the Prophet)

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Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 36 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, 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, Michael, Jennifer.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Dec 22 – Amy Seyfried, Dec 29open, Jan 5open, Jan 12Prescott 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.
  • 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. Mark your calendars, more details to follow.
  • Special collection – Retirement Fund for Religious. If you would like to support our retired religious, you can still make donation, please mark it “Retired Religious.” May God bless you in abundance for your generosity. This collection is managed by USCCB and it directly supports the care for the US religious who are retired from active ministry.
  • Visit our gift shop for last minute Christmas gifts.
  • Our Nut Rolls (and some other kind) are on sale, great prices. Use them for your Christmas meal or keep them frozen for later, now is time to take them home. Everything must go! For service, ask Amy, Father Francis, Darlene or Elizabeth.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsThe Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, you can find the recording on https://vimeo.com/380559505Baptized 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 Dec 24th

 

7 AM Royal Hours of the Nativity.

3 PM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil.

9:30 PM Great Compline.

Vigil of Christmas.

Day of strict fast.

Wed

 

Dec 25th

 

9:00 AM Canon of Matins.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Nativity of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.
Thu

 

Dec 26th 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy. Synaxis to the Theotokos. Solemn Feast.
Fri

 

Dec 27th 7 AM Divine Liturgy. Stephen the First Martyr.
Sun

 

Dec 29th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday after Christmas – memory of David, Joseph, and James (29). Tone 4. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Steve Prescott.
Wed Jan 1st 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Circumcision of Our Lord. Solemn Feast. Saint Basil the Great.
Fri

 

Jan 3rd 7 AM Royal Hours of the Theophany. Simple Fast.
Sun

 

Jan 5th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

1 PM Great Vespers of Theophany. Blessing of water.

Sunday before the Theophany (30). Vigil of the Theophany. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Richard Agayoff.
Mon Jan 6th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Theophany of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.During St. Philip’s fast we observe at minimum abstinence from meat foods on Wednesdays and Fridays. Vigil of Nativity (Dec 24) is a day of strict fast and abstinence from meat and dairy foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Dec. 15, 2019 – Sunday of the Forefathers

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. Ambrose of Milan

Why is it hard to believe that Mary gave birth in a way contrary to the law of natural birth and remained a virgin, when contrary to the law of nature the sea looked at Him and fled, and the waters of the Jordan returned to their source (Ps. 113:3). Is it past belief that a virgin gave birth when we read that a rock issued water (Ex. 17:6), and the waves of the sea were made solid as a wall (Ex. 14:22)? Is it past belief that a Man came from a virgin when a rock bubbled forth a flowing stream (Ex. 20:11), iron floated on water (4 Kings 6:6), a Man walked upon the waters (Mt. 14:26)? If the waters bore a Man, could not a virgin give birth to a man? What Man? Him of Whom we read: ‘…the Lord shall be known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day; and they shall offer sacrifices, and shall vow vows to the Lord, and pay them’ (Is. 19:20). In the Old Testament a Hebrew virgin (Miriam) led an army through the sea (Ex. 15:21); in the New testament a king’s daughter (the Virgin Mary) was chosen to be the heavenly entrance to salvation.

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After the normal nine-month gestational period, Christ was born at the beginning of the tenth, in accordance with the law of gestation. It was the birth that surpassed the established order of birthgiving, as it was without pain; for, where pleasure had not preceded, pain did not follow. And just as at His conception He had kept her who conceived Him virgin, so also at His birth did He maintain her virginity intact, because He alone passed through her and kept her shut [Ezekiel 44:1-3]. While the conception was by ‘hearing’, the birth was by the usual orifice through which children are born, even though there are some who concoct an idle tale of His being born from the side of the Mother of God. For it was not impossible for Him to pass through the gate without breaking its seals. Hence, the Ever-Virgin remained virgin even after giving birth and never had converse with a husband as long as she lived.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 56 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Candles $, Donations $, 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, 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, Michael, Jennifer.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Dec 15 – Victor & Teresa Pacheco, Dec 22Amy Seyfried, Dec 29open, Jan 5open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Baker family who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Special collection – Retirement Fund for Religious will be taken next Sunday. This collection directly supports the care for the religious who are retired from active ministry throughout the US. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Amazon Smile Did you know that you can support St. Philip’s effortlessly through your online shopping with Amazon.com through the Amazon Smile program?  To get started, login to Amazon through the website smile.amazon.com.  The first time you login, you will be directed to choose a charity for your donations.  Search for “St. Philip the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church Sacramento” and select us. When you return to do your shopping, be sure to go to smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon site.  Every time you make a purchase through this website, Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to our parish.
  • Air conditioner at church will be replaced soon. We received a proposal for the job, it’s almost $15,000 to complete the project. Advisory board will evaluate the proposal, so we can start the work. 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 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 Dec 17th

 

7:00 AM Divine Liturgy. Holy Prophet Daniel.
Thu Dec 19th

 

5:30 PM Emmanuel Moleben.  
Sun

 

Dec 22nd 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday before Christmas – of the Ancestors of the Lord (28). Tone 3. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim Del Castillo.

 

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.During St. Philip’s fast we observe at minimum abstinence from meat foods on Wednesdays and Fridays. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Dec. 8, 2019 The Maternity of Holy Anna

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!  

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From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Irenaeus of Lyon

[W]hat is joined together could not otherwise be put asunder than by inversion of the process by which these bonds of union had arisen; so that the former ties be cancelled by the latter… […] [I]t was that the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith. …

For just as [Eve] was led astray by the word of an angel, so that she fled from God when she had transgressed His word; so did [Mary], by an angelic communication, receive the glad tidings that she should sustain God, being obedient to His word. And if the former did disobey God, yet the latter was persuaded to be obedient to God, in order that the Virgin Mary might become the patroness of the virgin Eve. And thus, as the human race fell into bondage to death by means of a virgin, so is it rescued by a virgin; virginal disobedience having been balanced in the opposite scale by virginal obedience.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Our Lord . . . was not averse to males, for he took the form of a male, nor to females, for of a female he was born. Besides, there is a great mystery here: that just as death comes to us through a woman, life is born to us through a woman; that the devil, defeated, would be tormented by each nature, feminine and masculine, as he had taken delight in the defection of both. 

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 42 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $donations $, Festival $, Donations $, 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, 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, Michael, Jennifer.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Dec 8 – Baker family, Dec 15Victor & Teresa Pacheco, Dec 22Amy Seyfried. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Teresa and Victor Pacheco who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Amazon Smile Did you know that you can support St. Philip’s effortlessly through your online shopping with Amazon.com through the Amazon Smile program?  To get started, login to Amazon through the website smile.amazon.com.  The first time you login, you will be directed to choose a charity for your donations.  Search for “St. Philip the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church Sacramento” and select us. When you return to do your shopping, be sure to go to smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon site.  Every time you make a purchase through this website, Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to our parish.
  • Air conditioner at church will be replaced soon. We received a proposal for the job, it’s almost $15,000 to complete the project. Advisory board will evaluate the proposal, so we can start the work. 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 Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, December 18 @5:00-6:00 pm PSTBaptized 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
Tue Dec 10th

 

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Thu Dec 12th

 

5:30 PM Akathist to the Holy Mother of God. Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Sun

 

Dec 15th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of the Forefathers Tone 2. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Richard Agayoff.

 

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.During St. Philip’s fast we observe at minimum abstinence from meat foods on Wednesdays and Fridays. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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