Sunday Bulletin 2/12/23

Bulletin as of February 11 2023


Saturday, Feb. 11  –  1st All Souls Saturday    

8:30 AM          All Souls Liturgy & Panachida

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Vespers-Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Feb. 12  –  Meatfare Sunday         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Feb. 13  –  Martinian, Venerable     

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

5:30 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions & Mental Illness

Wednesday, Feb. 15  –  Onesimus, Apostle

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

9:30 AM          Photina Prayer Walk w/litter clean up

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy   +Gerald Sumandra from Paul Sumandra

7:45 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Feb. 18  –  All Holy Ascetical Fathers and Mothers        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Feb. 19  –  Cheesefare Sunday      

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 

*Add first names to this prayer service by emailing


St. Mary’s: Sundays 8:45 AM or by appointment

Santa Paula: Saturdays 4:15 PM or by appointment


(Please resubmit or submit names to

The Carlin Family, Michael Hefferon, Shirley Kunze, Michael Mina, Peter Mina, Fr, John Mina, Mila Mina, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Shannon O’Neill, Fern Bonowicz, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $3,230.00; Online: $1,050.00; Santa Paula: $797.00; Candles: $26.00; Church Improvements: $375.00; Santa Paul Improvements: $25.00; Parish Socials: $150.00; Holydays: $120.00; Coffee Shop Fund: 300

Total: $6,073.00 / Attendance – PSM: 51  

“Whatever you did for the least of my brethren, you did it for me.” Our vocation is about being Christ to others and seeing Christ in others with as much faith, hope and love as possible. God may be calling you to this life through an increase in prayer as a monk, nun, or member of the clergy. To find out more, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:


Meatfare Sunday

What do we mean by “meatfare”? The week following the Sunday of the Prodigal Son is called Meatfare week and it terminates on the Sunday called Meatfare Sunday. Meatfare Sunday is the last day on which it was still permissible to eat meat before the Great Fast. Meat-fare means “farewell to meat.” Hence, the name “meatfare” Sunday. Of course, we are speaking here of the time when the Great Fast was observed in all strictness.    Excerpt from


Solea and Ambon

The platform that extends the width of the icon screen is called a solea (meaning “platform”). We ascend this one stair to kiss the main icons, and this is where the deacon stands during litanies and the priest stands to distribute Communion. The half circle that protrudes in the very center is called the ambon (meaning “pulpit”). The ambon represents what used to be a much larger pillar-like pulpit in the center of the nave. Clerics would ascend this pulpit so that they could be better heard when they proclaimed the Word of God or gave a blessing. Near the end of the Divine Liturgy, the priest leaves the altar and prays the “Ambon prayer” behind the tetrapod altar, closer to where the ambon used to be before microphones made this pulpit unnecessary. Feel free to ascend the solea if you are wanting to kiss the icons on the icon screen. Just don’t go through the doors unless you are a server or invited to do so by a cleric.


All Souls Saturdays

The season of All Souls Saturdays is upon us. Please make sure your list of departed family members is up to date. The list can be found in the back of the church.

It is important to attend at least one of these Saturdays. If you missed the first one, there are four more chances this year. The dates for the remaining All Souls Saturdays are March 4, 11, 18, and May 27.


2022 Giving Statements

Contribution statements were emailed out yesterday (2/11). If you did not receive it, please let Anne Seabright know or email It means the office does not have a current email address for you. If you would like a paper copy, please see Anne.

Saturday, February 11 –

  • 5:18 PM