Bulletin for 16 May 2021 – Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

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1F1284CF-6771-46A0-8B07-20829CE506A6Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

From the Saints of the Church …  

St. Leo the Great  

The resurrection of the Lord was truly the resurrection of a real body, because no other person was raised than he who had been crucified and died. What else was accomplished during that interval of forty days than to make our faith entire and clear of all darkness? For a while, he spoke with his disciples and remained with them, ate with them and allowed himself to be felt with careful and inquisitive touch by those who were under the influence of doubt. This was his purpose in going in to them when the doors were shut. He gave them the Holy Ghost by his breath. After giving them the light of intelligence, he opened the secrets of Holy Scripture. In his same person, he showed them the wound in the side, the prints of the nails and all the fresh tokens of the passion. He said, “See my hands and feet. It is I myself. Handle me and see. A spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see that I have.” He did all this so that we might acknowledge that the properties of the divine and the human nature remain in him without causing a division. We now may know that the Word is not what the flesh is. We may now confess that the one Son of God is Word and flesh.  

St. Augustine of Hippo  

Our Lord, in the form of a servant, could have prayed in silence had He pleased; but He remembered that He had not only to pray, but to teach. For not only His discourse, but His prayer also, was for His disciples’ edification, yes and for ours who read the same. Father, the hour is come, shows that all time, and everything that He did or suffered to be done, was at His disposing, Who is not subject to time. Not that we must suppose that this hour came by any fatal necessity, but rather by God’s ordering. Away with the notion, that the stars could doom to death the Creator of the stars.  

Announcements  

  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, candles $, Building Fund $, Home Missions $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.  
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Michael, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Margaret, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Thomas, Carol, Michael, Jennifer, John, Elizabeth, Judy, Ruth, Dimitri, Christie, Viktoria, Emily, Margaret, Patricia. Nadezda.  
  • God With Us Online is hosting a free Webinar I Believe: a study of the Creed of the Church, on Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm April 14 – June 16. Register online. Flyers are on the bulletin board.  
  • All Souls Saturday. This week, on Saturday before the feast of Pentecost, we celebrate the last (5th) commemoration of the faithful departed.  
  • Lost Rosary. Few weeks ago, a special rosary (50 anniversary gift) was lost at church. Description: It has a gold clasp because it can be worn as a necklace as well. It has pink white clear and yellow beads. It is not like any other rosary. It has a smaller gold crucifix.  Very feminine looking. If you found it, please return to Fr. Francis. Thank you.  
  • “Hot meals for homeless people.” There is a homeless camp off Business Loop 80 at the Marconi Ave. Auburn Blvd. exit. If you would like to help provide 1 hot meal each day for everybody at the camp (there are usually between 7 and 15 people there), you can contact Martin at (916) 546-8093?,or at bakerdgz@gmail.com  
  • Eparchial Appeal 2021. The goal for our parish is $ this year. Please submit your pledge, you can pick up pledge form in the back of the church. Please prayerfully consider what you can donate in support of our church. Let our parish goal be that we all participate in the Appeal this year. To this day, 11 households have participated in the Appeal, giving total of $. May God bless you for your generosity.  
  • From the Eparchial Vocations Office: “Keep them through your Name which you have given me, so that they may be one, even as we are one.” Jesus prayed that we would share in the unity of the life-creating Trinity. The Church needs men and women who are called to live this prayer out in a religious vocation. He may be calling you to become a monk, a nun, or to ordained ministry. Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:vocations@ephx.org

    Liturgical schedule 

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

       

Wed  

 

May 19th 

5:30 PM Akathist.  

 

Sat  

 

May 22nd 

8 AM Divine Liturgy. Panachida.  

5th All Souls Saturday.  

Sun  

 

May 23rd  

8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

Pentecost Sunday. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Steve Prescott 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

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

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

St. Irenaeus of Lyon  

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

Announcements  

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

    Liturgical schedule 

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

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

 

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

 

May 16th  8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

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

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

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

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Bulletin for 2 May 2021 – Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

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

From the Saints of the Church …  

St. Augustine of Hippo  

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

Abraham of Nathpar  

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

Announcements  

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

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

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

 

May 9th   8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

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

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

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

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