Sunday Bulletin 2/25/24

Bulletin as of February 24 2024


Saturday, Feb. 24  – 1st & 2nd Findings of the Head of John the Baptist       

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Feb. 25  –  2nd Sunday of the Great Fast         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Feb. 26  –  Porphry of Gaza, Bishop         

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

Tuesday, Feb. 27  –  Procopius Decapolite, Venerable Confessor        

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

Wednesday, Feb. 28  –  Basil, Venerable-Confessor  

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy        +Fr. John Kachuba from Mother Natalia

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Friday, Mar. 1  –  Eudoxia, Venerable-Martyr             

6:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Saturday, Mar. 2  –  3rd All Souls Saturday     

9:30 AM          All Souls Saturday Divine Liturgy

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

5:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Mar. 3  –  3rd Sunday of the Great Fast          

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, Carolina Chirdon, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $1,871.00; Santa Paula: $785.00; Online: $605.00; Candles: $84.21; Parish Socials: $30.00

Total: $3,375.21 / Attendance – PSM: 70    SPO: 100  


Polycarp (“Many Fruits” or “Abundantly Fruitful”) celebrated on the second Sunday of the Great Fast along with Gregory Palamas

Saint Polycarp was a close disciple of John the Theologian and Evangelist, together with Ignatius the God-bearer. He became Bishop of Smyrna after Saint Boukolos, who had prophesied concerning the episcopacy he was to receive. When the impious Antoninus Pius (138-161)* instituted a persecution against the Christians in the year 143, then this divine Polycarp was captured and brought before the proconsul, namely the second under the highest in command. Having boldly confessed Christ, he was perfected in martyrdom by fire, and so the blessed one received from the Lord the unfading crown of martyrdom.

This Saint also received from the Lord the grace of wonderworking. Thus before he became a Hierarch, through his prayers he filled the storerooms with grain of that woman that raised him, whose storerooms he had beforehand emptied and distributed for the needs of the poor brethren. After he became a Hierarch, he prevailed over a rapid fire, and through his prayers brought rain upon the earth during a time of drought, and he also prevented the rain from being too excessive. His Synaxis is celebrated in the most-holy Great Church.


“Arise, take up your mat and go to your house.” Our Lord healed the paralysis of the suffering man brought through the roof. His words of healing centered on spiritual healing by forgiving his sins. In response to God’s love and forgiveness, are you being called to a life of prayer and intercession as a religious, monastic, or a priestly life? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, February 24 –

  • 11:00 AM