Sunday Bulletin 3/26/23

Bulletin as of March 25 2023


Saturday, Mar. 25  –  Annunciation of the Theotokos  

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Mar. 26  –  5th Sunday of the Great Fast        

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

12:00 PM        Chant Class: hymns for Holy Week and Pascha

Monday, Mar. 27  –  Matrona, Venerable       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

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

Wednesday, Mar. 29  –  Mark, Cyril, and Others, Martyrs  

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Apr. 1  –  Saturday of Lazarus        

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Apr. 2  –  Palm 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, Melanie Murray, Gene Francis, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $1,653.00; Online: $180.00; Santa Paula: $799.00; Candles: $70.51

Total: $2,702.51 / Attendance – PSM: 57; VCO: 

The newest edition of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary’s “Joyful Light” Newsletter is available in the entryway of the church.


Unique and Exceptional Vocations

Mary of Egypt, whom we always commemorate on the fifth Sunday of the Great Fast, provides an example of a unique and exceptional vocation within the Body of Christ!  Christians normally discern (prayerfully listen to God’s Will) either marriage or celibacy within a church structure like a monastery or the priesthood.  There are also many who are patiently listening for Our Lord’s promptings, and working towards one or the other of these helps towards holiness.  Mary of Egypt, called directly by the Mother of God to a life of solitary prayer and penance, along with saints like the stylites, fools for Christ etc. found a path to holiness in celibacy that was blessed by God and His Church, but did not fit into the ordinary structure that most Christians are called to.  May they intercede for those who are living unique and exceptional vocations.  

(Before actively discerning a vocation like this, it is very necessary to have the blessing and guidance of a spiritual director)

“For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Our Savior walked with his disciples and shared that his ministry’s height would come through a descent, becoming the servant of all in the baptism of his Cross. Are you open to giving your life as a servant of all as a priest, deacon, monk or nun? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:


Schedule for Holy Week (4/3-4/9)

Holy Monday 

8:30 AM Bridegroom Matins                     

5:30 PM Akathist to the Theotokos of the Inexhaustible Cup & Discussion on Addiction & Mental Illness

6:30 PM Presanctified Divine Liturgy              

Holy Tuesday

8:30 AM Bridegroom Matins                      

6:30 PM Presanctified Divine Liturgy            

Holy Wednesday

8:30 AM Bridegroom Matins                      

6:30 PM Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Holy Thursday

8:30 AM Matins

6:30 PM Divine Liturgy

Holy and Good Friday

12:00 PM Strasti Matins

6:00 PM Outreach Good Friday Vespers

6:30 PM Good Friday Vespers

Holy Saturday

8:30 AM Jerusalem Matins

5:00 PM Outreach Paschal Vigil Liturgy


9:00 AM Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy

Saturday, March 25 –

  • 11:00 AM