Sunday Bulletin 5/05/24

Bulletin as of May 4 2024


Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!


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

Tuesday, May 7  –  Appearance of the Sign of the Cross         

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

Wednesday, May 8  –  John, Apostle and Evangelist     

5:30 PM          Vespers

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy for the Ascension (holy day of obligation)  

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Thursday, May 9  –  The Ascension of Our Lord         

8:30 AM          Matins

6:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy for Ascension

Saturday, May 11  –  Cyril and Methodius, Apostles to the Slavs        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, May 12  –  Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council         

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: $1,158.00; Santa Paula: $983.03; Online: $155.00; Candles: $82.50; Parish Socials: $10.00; GCU: $1,000.00; Catholic Home Missions: $400.00

Total: $3,788.53 / Attendance – PSM: 61  SPO: 88  


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 25th, we have already raised $5,549.20. Only $26,710.20.00 to go!

Thank you to those who have already contributed:

Clemens; Crans; Golya; Matthews; Michnya; Mina; O’Loughlin; Reichert; Zimmerman, P.; Zimmerman, W.


Mini Bible Study

John 8:58–9:1 (a portion of today’s gospel reading)

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So, they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple. As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth.

From St. John Chrysostom:

It is clear that, upon going out of the temple, he proceeded intentionally to do the work [of the miracle] from the fact that it was he who saw the blind man, not the blind man who came to him. And so intently did Jesus look at him that even his disciples perceived it.

Consider prayerfully: 

1: Have you ever considered that Jesus pursues us much more than we even have the capacity to pursue him?

2: Put yourself in the place of the Disciples.  If you see Jesus working in someone’s life, do you notice?  Do you tend to get jealous of what Christ is doing for them, or are you able to assist Christ in his mission?


“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:


Saturday, May 4 –

  • 11:00 AM