Sunday Bulletin 6/09/24

Bulletin as of June 8 2024


Saturday, June 8  –  Translation of the Relics of the Great-Martyr Theodore          

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, June 9  –  3rd Sunday after Pentecost           

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, June 10  –  Timothy, Bishop-Martyr        

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

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

Wednesday, June 12  –  Onuphry and Peter, Venerables  

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers   

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, June 15  –  Amos, Prophet        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, June 16  –  4th Sunday after Pentecost         

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: $4,615.00; Santa Paula: $1,258.76; Online: $205.00; Candles: $92.55; Church Improvements: $400.00; Initial Offering: $46.00

Total: $6,617.31 / Attendance – PSM: 61 SPO: 60


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 29th, we have raised $5,725.00.

Thank you to those who have already contributed:

Brady; Clemens; Golya; Horey, M.; Marschner-Coyne; Matthews; Michnya; Mina; Petach; Reichert; Zimmerman, P.; Zimmerman, W.

Mini Bible Study

Matthew 6:22-23 (a portion of today’s Gospel)

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Commentary from the Fathers:

If you should lose your (eyesight), all the rest of your life would be unhappily affected. For just as when the eyes are blinded, some of the ability of the other members is diminished, their light being quenched, so also when the mind is depraved, your life will be filled with countless evils. As therefore in the body it is our aim to keep the eye sound, so also it should be our aim to keep the mind sound in relation to the soul. But if we destroy this, which ought to give light to the rest, by what means are we to see clearly any more? For as he who destroys the spring may also dry up the river, so he who has quenched the understanding may have confounded all his actions in this life. So, it is said, “If the light that is in you be darkness, how great is the darkness?” For when the boat pilot is drowned, when the candle is put out, when the general is taken prisoner, what sort of hope will remain for those that are under his command?                                                         

-St. John Chrysostom

For Prayerful Reflection:

-St. John helps us realize that we often treasure our sight more than our mind/soul. Losing our sight has obvious consequences for our life, and Jesus is using this obvious image (of our sight) to help us elevate the priority of our mind and soul to its proper place above the merely physical (sight etc.)

-If protection of our eyes, hearing, face etc. seems logical to us, what precautions should we take to prevent harm to our mind and soul?

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” Our Lord challenged and always challenges his followers to be sure to seek his will. Spiritual fathers and mothers can be guides to help others so that we do not love mammon instead of God. Is this life of devotion to God something he is asking you to consider by discerning a vocation to the monastic life or to holy orders? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, June 8 –

  • 2:19 PM