Bulletin for Sunday, June 30, 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. John Chrysostom

If your eyes were completely blind, would you choose to wear gold and silk? Wouldn’t you consider your sound health to be more desirable than mere externals? For if you should lose your health or waste it, all the rest of your life would be unhappily affected. For just as when the eyes are blinded, some of the ability of the other members is diminished, their light being quenched, so also when the mind is depraved, your life will be filled with countless evils. As therefore in the body it is our aim to keep the eye sound, so also it should be our aim to keep the mind sound in relation to the soul. But if we destroy this, which ought to give light to the rest, by what means are we to see clearly anymore? For as he who destroys the spring may also dry up the river, so he who has quenched the understanding may have con-founded all his actions in this life. So it is said, “If the light that is in you be darkness, how great is the darkness?” For when the pilot is drowned, when the candle is put out, when the general is taken prisoner, what sort of hope will remain for those that are under his command?

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 56 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Pirohy $, donations $, giftshop $. 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. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Jun 30 – Prescott family, Jul 7Del Castillo family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Baker family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Summer Bible Camp at St. Philip’s, June 30 – July 4. Say a prayer for our campers! Join us for the closing Divine Liturgy on July 4.
  • Fireworks signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to those who already signed up and spent time at the booth. As always, we are in need of volunteers. To help when you’re most needed and with questions, see Steve Prescott. Thank you for giving of your time to help our parish pay the largest bill of the year – property insurance. Please advertise to your neighbors and friends, invite them to buy fireworks from us.
  • 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.
  • Special Collection: Catholic Communications Campaign Thank you for your generosity and support of the Church’s mission through the media world. We collected $ total.
  • Special Collection today: Peter’s Pence – this annual collection is in support of our holy father’s missionary and charitable efforts. Collected funds are distributed to Christians around the globe according to intentions of Pope Francis. Thank you for your support.
  • Liturgical schedule
       
Tue

 

Jul 2nd 7 AM Divine Liturgy.  
Thu

 

Jul 4th 9 AM Divine Liturgy. Independence Day.
Sun

 

Jun 7th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

4th Sunday after Pentecost.Tone 3. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim Del Castillo.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Fridays in general are days of penance, 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 Jun 23, 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. John Chrysostom

02C700B1-FFA6-4464-A134-D85FC571CAED“And they left their nets, and followed him.” And yet John (the Evangelist) says that they were called in a different way. From this it is evident that this was a second call. One may conclude this from several evidences. For there it is said that they came to him when “John had not yet been thrown into prison” but here it says after he was in confinement. And there Andrew calls Peter, but here Jesus calls both. On the one hand, John says, “Jesus saw Simon coming and said, ‘You are Simon, the Son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas, which is translated Peter.’” On the other hand, Matthew says that he was already called by that name, for he says, “Seeing Simon who was called Peter.” … In the other instance, Andrew is seen corning into his house and hearing many things. But here, having heard one brief call, they both followed immediately. When they earlier had seen that John was in prison and that Jesus was withdrawing, it would not have been unnatural for them to return again to their own craft, fishing, having followed him at the beginning and then later having left him to fish. Accordingly, you now see that Jesus finds them actively fishing. But he neither resisted them at first when they desired to withdraw from him, nor having withdrawn themselves, did he let them go altogether. He gave way when they moved aside from him and came again to win them back. This, after all, is exactly what fishing is all about.

… But note both their faith and their obedience. For though they were in the midst of their work (and you know how time-consuming a chore fishing is), when they heard his command they did not delay or procrastinate. They did not say, “Let us return home, and talk things over with our family.” Instead, “they left everything behind and followed,” even as Elisha did when he followed Elijah, For Christ seeks this kind of obedience from us, such that we delay not even for a moment, though something absolutely most necessary should vehemently press in on us.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 56 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, Pirohy $. 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. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Theresa.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Jun 23 – Baker family, Jun 30Prescott family, Jul 7Del Castillo family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Victor & Theresa Pacheco for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Akathist – in union with Global Rosary Relay for Priests on June 28 at 5:45 AMa beautiful idea, to support our priests with prayer … around the clock … and around the Globe. Come join us. After we hand off the prayer chain to another location, we’ll celebrate Divine Liturgy and enjoy light breakfast.
  • Summer Bible Camp at St. Philip’s, June 30 – July 4, starting Sunday following hospitality, then each day at 9 AM – 12:30 PM. We invite our young parishioners (ages 6 and up) to join us for time of prayer, learning, and fun at St. Philip’s. If you are interested, ask your parents to let Fr. Francis know by next Sunday, June 23. The cost is $20 (covers some materials and snacks). We have 5 campers registered.
  • Fireworks signup sheet is in the parish hall. Please consider volunteering your time this year. For further details and questions, see Steve Prescott. The sale begins on June 28 – please advertise to your neighbors and friends.
  • Special Collection today: Catholic Communications Campaign Thank you for your generosity and support of the Church’s mission through the media world. If you would like to still contribute to this collection, you can send your donation to the parish office before the end of June, just mark your donation “Catholic Media.”
  • Special Collection on June 29th: Peter’s Pence – this annual collection is in support of our holy father’s missionary and charitable efforts. Collected funds are distributed to Christians around the globe according to intentions of Pope Francis. Thank you for your support.

    Liturgical schedule

       
Mon

 

Jun 24th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy. Holy Prophet Forerunner and Baptist John. Solemn Feast.
Thu

 

Jun 27th 9:30 AM Office of Christian Burial. Walter Gerlach Funeral.
Fri

 

Jun 28th 5:45 Akathist to the Theotokos (in union with the Global Rosary Relay for Priests).

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

 

 

(+Walter Gerlach)

Sat Jun 29th 9 AM Divine Liturgy. Holy Prime Apostles Peter and Paul. Holy Day of Obligation.
Sun

 

Jun 30th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

3rd Sunday after Pentecost.Tone 2. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Richard Agayoff.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. We are in time of St. Peter’s fast (last day is June 28), stricter fasting discipline is encouraged – at minimum we observe abstinence from meat foods on Wednesday and Friday. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for June 16, 2019 – Sunday of All Saints

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 …

CF959AE7-9E7E-4121-ABBC-AB86AA6F7D13Abba Poemen said that Abba John said that the saints are like a group of trees, each bearing different fruit, but watered from the same source. The practices of one saint differ from those of another, but it is the same Spirit that works in all of them.

St. Symeon the New Theologian

Just as the Father is never ignorant of the Son, nor the Son of the Father, just so neither are the saints. They are become gods by adoption through having God indwelling them. They can never be ignorant of each other, but shall look on one another and on each one’s glory, like the Son the the Father’s glory and the Father on the Son’s. What then shall be the glory of the saints? It will be like the Son of God’s. The latter Himself points out this very truth most clearly when He says: `The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one even as We are one’ (Jn. 17:22).

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 41 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Bishop’s Appeal $. 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. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Jun 9 – potluck, Jun 16 – Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Jun 23Baker family. 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.
  • Akathist – in union with Global Rosary Relay for Priests on June 28 at 5:45 AMa beautiful idea, to support our priests with prayer … around the clock … and around the Globe. Come join us. After we hand off the prayer chain to another location, we’ll celebrate Divine Liturgy and enjoy light breakfast.
  • Summer Bible Camp at St. Philip’s, June 30 – July 4, starting Sunday following hospitality, then each day at 9 AM – 12:30 PM. We invite our young parishioners (ages 6 and up) to join us for time of prayer, learning, and fun at St. Philip’s. If you are interested, ask your parents to let Fr. Francis know by next Sunday, June 23. The cost is $20 (covers some materials and snacks).
  • Fireworks signup sheet is in the parish hall. Please consider volunteering your time this year. For further details and questions, see Steve Prescott.
  • Special Collection next Sunday (belated): Catholic Communications Campaign The essential mission of the CCC is to contribute to the process of evangelization by fostering activities in relation to television, radio, internet, and other media, and through special projects of the catholic press. An annual collation is taken up in the dioceses/eparchies, which remit 50% of the funds collected to the National Office. From these funds, grants are made by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catholic Communications Campaign. The remaining portion of the collection is retained by the diocese/ eparchies for use in local communications projects. Thank you for your support.
  • Special Collection on June 29th: Peter’s Pence – this annual collection is in support of our holy father’s missionary and charitable efforts. Collected funds are distributed to Christians around the globe according to intentions of Pope Francis. Thank you for your support.Liturgical schedule
Mon

 

Jun 17th 7 AM Divine Liturgy.
Wed

 

Jun 19th 3:45 PM Procession to Church

4 PM Visitation

6 PM Priestly Parastas.

8 PM Reading of the Gospels.

Fr. Ted Wroblicky Funeral.
Thu

 

Jun 20th 4 PM Visitation

6 PM Priestly Parastas.

8 PM Reading of the Gospels.

Fr. Ted Wroblicky Funeral.
Fri Jun 21 8 AM Reading of the Gospels.

9 AM Visitation

10 AM Funeral Liturgy, presided by Most Reverend Bishop Benedict Aleksiychuk, followed by Burial at St. Mary’s cemetery.

Fr. Ted Wroblicky Funeral.
Sun

 

Jun 23rd 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

2nd Sunday after Pentecost.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, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Jun 9, 2019 – Pentecost Sunday

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 …

CEA00C86-BAE4-4BB5-9D52-E37CE690CE13St. Gregory the Great

And my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.’ My friends, consider the greatness of this solemn feast that commemorates God’s coming as a guest into our hearts! If some rich and influential friend were to come to your home, you would promptly put it all in order for fear something there might offend your friend’s eyes when he came in. Let all of us then who are preparing our inner homes for God cleanse them of anything our wrongdoing has brought into them.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

‘And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit’ (Acts 2:3-4). They partook of fire, not of burning but of saving fire; of fire which consumes the thorns of sins, but gives luster to the soul. This is now coming upon you also, and that to strip away and consume your sins which are like thorns, and to brighten yet more that precious possession of your souls, and to give you grace; for He gave it then to the Apostles. And He sat upon them in the form of fiery tongues, that they might crown themselves with new and spiritual diadems by fiery tongues upon their heads. A fiery sword barred of old the gates of Paradise; a fiery tongue which brought salvation restored the gift. St. Cyril of Jerusalem (Catechetical Lectures: Lecture 17 no. 15)

St. Ephrem the Syrian

The Holy Spirit longs to find the gates of our heart, so that He may enter in and dwell there, and sanctify it; and He goes round about to all the gates to see where He may enter. ”

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 46 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Fish Fry $, Bishop’s Appeal $. 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. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Jun 9 – potluck, Jun 16Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Jun 23Baker family. 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.
  • Akathist – in union with Global Rosary Relay for Priests on June 28 at 5:45 AMa beautiful idea, to support our priests with prayer … around the clock … and around the Globe. Come join us. After we hand off the prayer chain to another location, we’ll celebrate Divine Liturgy and enjoy light breakfast.
  • Fireworks signup sheet is in the parish hall. Please consider volunteering your time this year. For further details and questions, see Steve Prescott.
  • Upcoming events:    * Sunday of All Saints – June 16

    *Apostles’ Fast begins – June 17 (ends on June 28)

    *Akathist – in Union with Global Rosary Relay for Priests – June 28

    *Fireworks Fundraiser – June 28-July 4

    Liturgical schedule

       
Mon Jun 10th 7 AM Divine Liturgy. Pentecost Monday.
       
Sun

 

Jun 16th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

1st Sunday after Pentecost – All Saints. 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, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for June 2, 2019 – Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

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. Augustine of Hippo

In saying, “Father, the hour is come; glorify your Son,” he showed that all time, and every occasion when he did anything or suffered anything to be done, was arranged by him who was subject to no time … Let no one think that this hour came through any urgency of fate but rather by divine appointment. It was no necessary law of the heavenly bodies that tied the passion of Christ to its timetable. How could anyone think that the stars compelled their own maker to die? It was not the time, therefore, that drove Christ to his death, but Christ who selected the time to die. He also fixed the time when he was born of the Virgin, with the Father, of whom he was born independently of time…. He then may say, “Father, the hour is come,” who has arranged every hour with the Father saying, as it were, “Father, the hour,” which we fixed together for the sake of humanity and of my glorification among them, “is come; glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify you.”

St. Hilary of Poitiers

He does not say that the day or the time but that the hour has come. An hour contains a portion of a day. What was this hour?… He was now to be spit on, scourged, crucified. But the Father glorifies the Son. The sun, instead of setting, fled, and all the other elements felt that same shock of the death of Christ. The stars in their courses, to avoid complicity in the crime, escaped by self-extinction from beholding the scene. The earth trembled under the weight of our Lord hanging on the cross and testified that it did not have the power to hold within it him who was dying…. The centurion proclaimed, “Truly this was the Son of God.” Creation is set free by the mediation of this sin offering. The very rocks lose their solidity and strength. Those who had nailed him to the cross confess that truly this is the Son of God. The outcome justifies the assertion. Our Lord had said, “Glorify your Son,” testifying that he was not the Son in name only but properly the Son. “Your Son,” he said. Many of us are sons [children] of God. But he is Son in another sense. He is the proper, true Son by nature, not by adoption; in truth, not in name; by birth, not by creation. After he was glorified, that centurion’s confession touched on the truth. And so, when the centurion confesses him to be the true Son of God, none of his believers might doubt what one of his persecutors could not deny.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 50+ souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, 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. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Jun 2 – Murin family, Jun 9potluck, Jun 16Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Jun 23Baker family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Amu Seyfried for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Akathist – in union with Global Rosary Relay for Priests on June 28 at 5:45 AMa beautiful idea, to support our priests with prayer … around the clock … and around the Globe. Come join us. After we hand off the prayer chain to another location, we’ll celebrate Divine Liturgy and enjoy light breakfast.
  • Fireworks signup sheet is in the parish hall. Please consider volunteering your time this year. For further details and questions, see Steve Prescott.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 update. We have reached our goal of $ this year. Congratulations and thank you for your generosity. The Appeal is now officially ended, if you would like to contribute, please do so as soon as possible (send your donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo, make sure you state you are from St. Philip’s). Lord our God, grant all the benefactors of our holy church many blessed years!
  • Upcoming events:     *All Souls Saturday – June 8

    *Pentecost – June 9

    * Sunday of All Saints – June 16

    *Apostles’ Fast begins – June 17 (ends on June 28)

    *Akathist – in Union with Global Rosary Relay for Priests – June 28

    *Fireworks Fundraiser – June 28-July 4

    Liturgical schedule

       
Tue Jun 4th 7 AM Divine Liturgy.  
       
Sat

 

Jun 8th 9 AM Divine Liturgy. Panachida. Fifth All Souls Saturday
Sun

 

Jun 9th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Pentecost Sunday. 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, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.

 

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Bulletin for May 26, 2019 – Sunday of the Man Born Blind

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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

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

From the Fathers of the Church …

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St. Gregory the Great

… One stroke falls on the sinner, for punishment only, not conversion; another for correction; another not for correction of past sins, but prevention of future; another neither for correcting past, nor preventing future sins, but by the unexpected deliverance following the blow, to excite more ardent love of the Savior’s goodness.

… By His spittle, understand the savor of inward contemplation. It runs down from the head into the mouth, and gives us the taste of revelation from the Divine splendor even in this life. The mixture of His spittle with clay is the mixture of supernatural grace, even the contemplation of Himself with our carnal knowledge, to the soul’s enlightenment, and restoration of the human understanding from its original blindness.

St. John Chrysostom

He was not ashamed of his former blindness, nor afraid of the fury of the people, nor averse to show himself, and proclaim his Benefactor. Therefore said they to him, How were your eyes opened? How they were, neither he nor any one knew: he only knew the fact; he could not explain it.

He answered and said; a man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes. Mark his exactness. He does not say how the clay was made; for he could not see that our Lord spat on the ground; he does not say what he does not know; but that He anointed him he could feel. And said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash. This too he could declare from his own hearing; for he had heard our Lord converse with His disciples, and so knew His voice. Lastly, he shows how strictly he had obeyed our Lord. He adds, and I went, and washed, and received sight.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 45 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, 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. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: May 26 – Amy Seyfried, Jun 2open, Jun 9potluck. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Agayoff family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Fifth All Souls Saturday is on June 8, the day before Pentecost.
  • Fireworks signup sheet is in the parish hall. Please consider volunteering your time this year. For further details and questions, see Steve Prescott.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 update. With some recent donations still underway, we are currently $ short of our goal – very close. Up to date, 15 households have participated in the Appeal, we also received one anonymous donation. Thank you for your generosity. Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo, make sure you state you are from St. Philip’s. Lord our God, grant all the benefactors of our holy church many blessed years!
  • Myrrh-Bearers Retreat in Albuquerque, June 28-30:  A Byzantine Catholic Women’s Retreat at Madonna Center in Albuquerque, NM. Myrrh-Bearers is a spiritual retreat for girls and teens (7-17) and women (18+) sponsored by the Eparchy of Phoenix to provide an opportunity for participants to grow in a deeper relationship with our Lord.  Cost of the retreat is $ and includes lodging, all meals, activities, and a free T-shirt if you register by 31 May 2019. Financial aid is available for large families. Please register online at https://myrrh-bearers.com and pay for the retreat at the https://ephx.org/giving/ by selecting “myrrh-bearers.”  Contact the organizer, Pani Janet Escobedo with questions or to register by mail. Phone: 505-720-8012. Email: escobedo7174@msn.com

Galatians 6:9-10 – “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Thank you for prioritizing the Eparchy of Phoenix in your generous giving.

  • Alive in Christ, July 11-14, 2019. The annual “Ascetical Boot Camp” Retreat for Byzantine Catholic Young Men 7 years to 17 years with their Fathers, or legal male guardian at Black Diamond Camps, Auburn, WA. See Father for more information, or call the Eparchial vocations office. Contact: Fr. Michael mandelas-vocations@ephx.org, Phone: (206)-799-4917

Upcoming events:

*All Souls Saturday – June 8

*Pentecost – June 9

* Sunday of All Saints – June 16

*Apostles’ Fast begins – June 17 (ends on June 28)

*Fireworks Fundraiser – June 28-July 4

Liturgical schedule

       
Mon May 27st 8 AM Divine Liturgy. Memorial Day
       
Wed

 

May 29th 5:30 PM Great Vespers (of the Ascension).  
Thu

 

May 30th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy. Ascension of Our Lord

Holy Day of Obligation

Sun

 

Jun 2nd 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. 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, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for May 19, 2019 – Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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

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

From the Fathers of the Church …

Origen

He also uses the woman as an apostle, as it were, to those in the city. His words to her are so forceful that she leaves her water jar to go to the city and tells them to her fellow townspeople…. I think there was a definite purpose why the Evangelist recorded that the woman left her water jar and went into the city. At the literal level, then, this shows the tremendous eagerness of the Samaritan woman, who forsakes her water jar and is more concerned for how she may benefit the multitude than for her more humble duty related to material things. For she was very benevolently moved and wished to announce the Christ to her fellow citizens by bearing witness to the one who told her “all I ever did.” And she invites them to behold a man whose speech is greater than man, for his appearance to the eye was human. So must we, too, therefore, forgetting things that are more material in nature and leaving them behind, be eager to impart to others the benefit of which we have been partakers. For by recording the woman’s commendation for those capable of reading with understanding, the Evangelist challenges us to this goal.

St. Cyril of Alexandria

Jesus calls the life-giving gift of the Spirit “living water” because mere man is parched to his very roots, rendered dry and barren of all virtue by the crimes of the devil. But now man runs back to his pristine beauty, and drinking in that which is life-giving, he is made beautiful with a variety of good things and, budding into a virtuous life, he sends out healthy shoots of love towards God.

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  • Last Sunday, 53 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, gift shop $, Pirohy $, Bishop’s Appeal $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
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  • Hospitality signup sheet: May 19 – Agayofff family, May 26open, Jun 2open, Jun 9potluck. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Theresa Vinciguearra and Darlene Janson for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
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  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 update. According to the most recent report from the Eparchy, 15 households have pledged or donated to the Appeal so far, we are about $ short of our goal ($4400). Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo, make sure you state you are from St. Philip’s. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Myrrh-Bearers Retreat in Albuquerque, June 28-30: Women, teens and girls Age 7+ are invited to register for the annual Myrrh-Bearer retreat June 28-30 at Albuquerque, NM. Cost of the retreat is $ and includes lodging, all meals, activities, and a free T-shirt if you register by 31 May 2019. Financial aid is available for large families. Please register online at https://myrrh-bearers.com and pay for the retreat at the https://ephx.org/giving/ by selecting “myrrh-bearers.”  Contact the organizer, Pani Janet Escobedo with questions or to register by mail. Phone: 505-720-8012. Email: escobedo7174@msn.com
  • Alive in Christ, July 11-14, 2019. The annual “Ascetical Boot Camp” Retreat for Byzantine Catholic Young Men 7 years to 17 years with their Fathers, or legal male guardian at Black Diamond Camps, Auburn, WA. See Father for more information, or call the Eparchial vocations office. Contact: Fr. Michael mandelas-vocations@ephx.org, Phone: (206)-799-4917Liturgical schedule
Tue May 21st 7 AM Divine Liturgy. Holy Equal to the Apostles Constantine and Helena
       
Wed

 

May 22nd 5:30 PM Akathistos to the Holy Mother of God.
Sun

 

May 26th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of the Man Born Blind. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. 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, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.

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