Sunday Bulletin 5/19

Bulletin as of May 18 2024


Saturday, May 18  –  5th All Souls Saturday        

9:30 AM          All Souls Saturday Divine Liturgy & Panachida

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

5:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, May 19  –  Pentecost Sunday         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, May 20  –  Pentecost Monday        

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

5:00 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions & Mental Illness

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy: Pentecost Monday    Sandy Barba

Wednesday, May 22  –  Basiliscus, Martyr   

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            +John Smith from Anne Seabright   

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, May 25  –  3rd Finding of the Head of John the Baptist        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, May 26  –  Sunday of All Saints           

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: $1686.00; Santa Paula: $790.76; Online: $205.00; Candles: $27.25; Holydays: $160.00; Church Improvements: $125.00; Gift Shop: $20.00

Total: $3,014.01 / Attendance – PSM: 56 SPO: 70  


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 May 2nd, we have already raised $6,049.20. Only $26,210.20 to go!

Thank you to those who have already contributed:

Clemens; Golya; Horey, M.; Matthews; Michnya; Mina; O’Loughlin; Petach; Reichert; Zimmerman, P.; Zimmerman, W.

Why Green on Pentecost?

In our Byzantine tradition there are only two “colors” used for liturgical vestments and altar veils:  “Light” and “Dark”.  Dark vestments (usually red, purple, or black) are used during penitential seasons like the fasts and penitential days like when we commemorate the dead or the cross.  Light vestments (usually white, gold, blue and green) are used for non-penitential seasons or days.  Within this dichotomy though, traditions have sprung up for certain colors to be used for specific days or seasons.  You will often find gold being used on most Sundays and feasts, while white is reserved for the Paschal (Easter) season.  You will also find blue used on Marian feasts (blue is the color of the inner vestments she wears on most icons) and green on Pentecost (symbolizing “new life” since Pentecost is considered the birth of the church), and in some churches on Palm and Flowery Sunday or feasts of the fathers or monastics.  Some churches also begin the Great Fast wearing red, and switch to purple closer to Great and Holy Friday.  The use of these visual identifiers is yet another way that our church engages all five senses in our worship and commemoration.

-Father Michael 

“Whoever follows me will not walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” The Holy Spirit is our light of life. The Church is strengthened by those servants filled with the Spirit, whose life of prayer and service brings light and life to the world. Is the Holy Spirit guiding you to this life as a priest, deacon, monk or nun? Call the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, May 18 –

  • 11:00 AM