Sunday Bulletin 4/28/24

Bulletin as of April 27 2024


Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!


Saturday, Apr. 27  –  Simeon, Bishop-Martyr        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Apr. 28  –  Sunday of the Samaritan Woman         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Apr. 29  –  The Nine Holy Martyrs of Cyzice         

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Tuesday, Apr. 30  –  James the Greater Apostle       

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

Wednesday, May 1  –  Jeremiah, Prophet      

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, May 4  –  Pelagia, Martyr          

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

5:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, May 5  –  Sunday of the Man Born Blind           

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: $1,702.00; Santa Paula: $1,428.68; Online: $105.00; Candles: $21.00

Total: $3,256.68 / Attendance – PSM: 72  SPO: 65  


Eparchial Appeal 2024

The Eparchial Appeal for 2024 is underway! Our goal for our parish this year is $32,260.00. The appeal runs through August. As of April 5th, we have already raised $5,125.00. Only $27,135.00 to go!

Thank you to those who have already contributed:

Crans; Matthews; Michnya; Reichert; Zimmerman, P.; Zimmerman, W.


Photina – The Samaritan Woman at the Well

This Sunday we celebrate the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.  We commemorate her every 5th Sunday of Pascha.  The Church has given her the name Photina, meaning “Enlightened one”.  She was enlightened by Christ about who He was, who she was to Him, and what her vocation would be. (John 4) She likely came to the well to draw water at the most  inconvenient time of the day in order to avoid the rest of the townspeople who likely criticized her for her multiple husbands.  It was in this time and place of being shunned that Christ meets her and offers her living water (we see an allusion to baptism).  She immediately uses the newfound confidence and freedom from shame to preach Christ to her fellow townspeople (the same ones she used to avoid!) and bring them out to him.  She is a model of preaching Christ using a testimony of past sins and weakness, all healed by Christ, to reveal him as a healer and enlightener.  

-Father Michael  


“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:

Saturday, April 27 –

  • 11:00 AM