Bulletin for Nov. 1, 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 to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

From the Fathers of the Church …  

St. Ignatius of Antioch  

Make an effort, then, to meet more frequently to celebrate God’s Eucharist and to offer praise. For, when you meet frequently in the same place, the forces of Satan are overthrown, and his baneful influence is neutralized by the unanimity of your faith. Peace is a precious thing: it puts an end to every war waged by heavenly or earthly enemies.  

St. Simeon the New Theologian  

The whole warfare of the demons against us is waged with the one purpose of alienating those who obey them from the glory of God and the grace of the Holy Spirit. But, as I see it, we have already deprived ourselves of such a gift before they even attack us, because we have forsaken the commandments of God and have not been eager to seek Him with all our soul. Had we sought Him we should not have lived so idly and carelessly! Had we been concerned for the things of heaven we should not have shown such great eagerness for the things of earth. Had our thoughts been on things incorruptible we should not have gaped greedily after the things that are transitory and corruptible. Had we striven for things eternal we should not thus have pursued things temporal. Had we loved God we should not thus have turned away from those who guide us to Him. Had we sought to acquire virtues we would not have abhorred the teachers of virtues. Had we gladly embraced fasting we should not have complained of the lack of food and drink. Had we fought to gain control over our passions we should not have given ourselves unrestrainedly to pleasures. Had we a right and firm faith we should not have performed the works of faithlessness…Had we been found worthy to attain true love we should have known God.  

Announcements  

  • Dear Parishioners and Friends, during our gatherings, please follow all health and safety precautions issued by civil authorities. Use the space to allow distance between households, follow proper way of receiving Holy Communion. Per parish guidelines, consider your and others’ safety when coming to church, if you feel sick, you can choose to follow Sunday liturgy online, or pray the Typika. When in doubt, consult your decision with your pastor/confessor. During this time, Bishop John granted dispensation to the faithful from attending Sunday services. Please know that you and your intentions are remembered on the altar at St. Philip’s. For confession and other needs, please contact Fr. Francis directly and make an appointment.  
  • Last Sunday, 67 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, candles $, Gift Shop $, Building Fund $, Clergy Medical Collection $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.  
  • Voter Guides:From the Byzantine Eparchy of Parma (shorter and more practical): https://parma.org/documents/2020/10/How%20to%20Vote%20as%20a%20Catholic.pdf. From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship 
  • Diaconate Ordination on November 15. Bishop John will ordain Tim Belke into the diaconate here at St. Philip’s. Due to the health concerns, we will allow only limited number of persons to church on that day, overflow space will be set up in the hall downstairs. All participants will have to wear masks for the entire liturgy. Please let Fr. Francis know if you would like to attend. This is our parish feast as well. There will be another divine liturgy scheduled if needed.  
  • Clergy Medical Special Collection. This annual collection helps our bishop to pay extra cost for priests’ medical insurance. Each parish contributes monthly to this expense, but not the full amount needed. Once a year, the Eparchy seeks to collect extra funds to help cover the cost of priest insurance. Thank you for your generous participation.  
  • If you cannot come to church for safety, health or other reasons, sanctify your Sunday at home. Join live streaming services (http://liveliturgy.com/) or pray the Typika service. Put on your Sunday clothes, silence your phone, set up your computer in your prayer corner, light a candle, open your prayer book, and join the praying church. Pray a prayer of spiritual communion. May the Lord visit you with many graces.  
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, 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.  
  • Come and See Retreat. The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius is pleased to host the “Come and See” Weekend of Discovery on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2020. This year’s retreat will be given virtually online. Invited to register for this online retreat are men, ages 18 to 35, single or married, who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Church. For more information, go to www.bcs.edu or ask Fr. Francis.  
  • What is “Atrium?” Also called “Catechesis of Good Shepherd,” Atrium uses Maria Montessori age appropriate hands-on approach to catechizing children. At. St. Philip’s, we have a classroom set up for the little ones to touch, see and explore what they see and hear at church. If you would like to join us with your little student or to help with other little students, ask Fr. Francis for more information. Classes will resume when the quarantine ends.

    Liturgical schedule  

    Until further notice, social distancing and health safety provisions issued by local government are in place. When at St. Philip’s follow the guidelines issued on May 31.  
    
Tue   Nov 3rd  4 PM Akathist.  
Fri   Nov 6th  6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  
Sun  Nov 8th 8:30 AM Confessions  9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  23rd Sunday after Pentecost. Archangel Michael and All Angels. Tone 6.  

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

Fridays in general are days of fasting and penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our sacrifices to God.  

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Bulletin for Oct. 25, 2020

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

************* 

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

From the Fathers of the Church …  

St. Jerome  

The rich man, in purple splendor, is not accused of being greedy or of carrying off the property of another, or of committing adultery, or, in fact, of any wrongdoing. The evil alone of which he is guilty is pride. Most wretched of men, you see a member of your own body lying there outside at your gate, and have you no compassion? If the laws of God mean nothing to you, at least take pity on your own situation and be in fear, for perhaps you might become like him. Give what you waste to your own member. I am not telling you to throw away your wealth. What you throw out, the crumbs from your table, offer as alms. …Lazarus was lying at the gate in order to draw attention to the cruelty paid to his body and to prevent the rich man from saying,”! did not notice him. He was in a corner. I could not see him. No one announced him to me.” He lay at the gate. You saw him every time you went out and every time you came in. When your crowds of servants and clients were attending you, he lay there full of ulcers.  

Announcements 

  • Dear Parishioners and Friends, during our gatherings, please follow all health and safety precautions issued by civil authorities. Use the space to allow distance between households, follow proper way of receiving Holy Communion. Per parish guidelines, consider your and others’ safety when coming to church, if you feel sick, you can choose to follow Sunday liturgy online, or pray the Typika. When in doubt, consult your decision with your pastor/confessor. During this time, Bishop John granted dispensation to the faithful from attending Sunday services. Please know that you and your intentions are remembered on the altar at St. Philip’s. For confession and other needs, please contact Fr. Francis directly and make an appointment.  
  • Last Sunday, 54 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $ (no tithes this week); donations $, candles $, Amazon Smile donation $, Building Fund $. Clergy Medical Ins. Collection $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.  
  • Voter Guides: From the Byzantine Eparchy of Parma (shorter and more practical): https://parma.org/documents/2020/10/How%20to%20Vote%20as%20a%20Catholic.pdf. From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship 
  • Daylight Savings time change occurs on November 1. Remember to move your clocks back and enjoy the extra sleep.  
  • Clergy Medical Special Collection. This annual collection helps our bishop to pay extra cost for priests’ medical insurance. Each parish contributes monthly to this expense, but not the full amount needed. Once a year, the Eparchy seeks to collect extra funds to help cover the cost of priest insurance. Thank you for your generous participation.  
  • If you cannot come to church for safety, health or other reasons, sanctify your Sunday at home. Join live streaming services (http://liveliturgy.com/) or pray the Typika service. Put on your Sunday clothes, silence your phone, set up your computer in your prayer corner, light a candle, open your prayer book, and join the praying church. Pray a prayer of spiritual communion. May the Lord visit you with many graces.  
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, 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.  
  • Come and See Retreat. The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius is pleased to host the “Come and See” Weekend of Discovery on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2020. This year’s retreat will be given virtually online. Invited to register for this online retreat are men, ages 18 to 35, single or married, who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Church. For more information, go to www.bcs.edu or ask Fr. Francis.  
  • What is “Atrium?” Also called “Catechesis of Good Shepherd,” Atrium uses Maria Montessori age appropriate hands-on approach to catechizing children. At. St. Philip’s, we have a classroom set up for the little ones to touch, see and explore what they see and hear at church. If you would like to join us with your little student or to help with other little students, ask Fr. Francis for more information. Classes will resume when the quarantine ends.

    Liturgical schedule  

    Until further notice, social distancing and health safety provisions issued by local government are in place. When at St. Philip’s follow the guidelines issued on May 31.  
    
Tue   Oct 27th 4 PM Akathist.  
Fri   Oct 30th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  
Sun  Nov 1st  8:30 AM Confessions  9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  22nd Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5.  

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

Fridays in general are days of fasting and penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our sacrifices to God.  

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Bulletin for Oct. 18, 2020 – Holy Apostle and Evangelist Saint Luke

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

************* 

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

From the Desert Fathers …  

Evagrius said, ‘A wandering mind is strengthened by reading, and prayer. Passion is dampened down by hunger and work and solitude. Anger is repressed by psalmody and long-suffering and mercy. But all these should be at the proper times and in due measure.  

The hermit said, ‘This is the way to be strong: when temptations start to speak in your mind do not answer them but get up, pray, do penance, and say “Son of God, have mercy upon me.”  

Abba Ammoun of Rhaithou asked Abba Sisoes, “When I read the Scriptures, my mind is wholly concentrated on the words so that I may have something to say if I am asked.” The old man said to him, “That is not necessary; it is better to enrich yourself through purity of spirit and to be without anxiety and then to speak.”  

Announcements 

  • Dear Parishioners and Friends, during our gatherings, please follow all health and safety precautions issued by civil authorities. Use the space to allow distance between households, follow proper way of receiving Holy Communion. Per parish guidelines, consider your and others’ safety when coming to church, if you feel sick, you can choose to follow Sunday liturgy online, or pray the Typika. When in doubt, consult your decision with your pastor/confessor. During this time, Bishop John granted dispensation to the faithful from attending Sunday services. Please know that you and your intentions are remembered on the altar at St. Philip’s. For confession and other needs, please contact Fr. Francis directly and make an appointment.  
  • Last Sunday, 51 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, candles $, Amazon Smile donation $, Building Fund $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always. 
  • Clergy Medical Special Collection. This annual collection helps our bishop to pay extra cost for priests’ medical insurance. Each parish contributes monthly to this expense, but not the full amount needed. Once a year, the Eparchy seeks to collect extra funds to help cover the cost of priest insurance. We take this collection this Sunday, October 18. Thank you for your generous participation.  
  • If you cannot come to church for safety, health or other reasons, sanctify your Sunday at home. Join live streaming services (http://liveliturgy.com/) or pray the Typika service. Put on your Sunday clothes, silence your phone, set up your computer in your prayer corner, light a candle, open your prayer book, and join the praying church. Pray a prayer of spiritual communion. May the Lord visit you with many graces.  
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, 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, Tim.  
  • Come and See Retreat. The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius is pleased to host the “Come and See” Weekend of Discovery on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2020. This year’s retreat will be given virtually online. Invited to register for this online retreat are men, ages 18 to 35, single or married, who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Church. For more information, go to www.bcs.edu or ask Fr. Francis.  
  • What is “Atrium?” Also called “Catechesis of Good Shepherd,” Atrium uses Maria Montessori age appropriate hands-on approach to catechizing children. At. St. Philip’s, we have a classroom set up for the little ones to touch, see and explore what they see and hear at church. If you would like to join us with your little student or to help with other little students, ask Fr. Francis for more information. Classes will resume when the quarantine ends.

    Liturgical schedule  

    Until further notice, social distancing and health safety provisions issued by local government are in place. When at St. Philip’s follow the guidelines issued on May 31.  
    
Tue   Oct 20th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  
Thu   Oct 22nd 4 PM Akathist.  
Sun  Oct 25th 8:30 AM Confessions  9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  21st Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4.  

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

Fridays in general are days of fasting and penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our sacrifices to God.  

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