Sunday Bulletin 07/02/23

Bulletin as of July 2 2023


Saturday, July 1 – Cosmas and Damian, Wonderworkers

5:00 PM Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 

6:30 PM Reader Vespers 

Sunday, July 2 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 AM Matins

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

Monday, July 3 – Hyacinth, Martyr

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

Saturday, July 8 – Procopius, Martyr

5:00 PM Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 

Sunday, July 9 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost  

8:30 AM Matins

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

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St. Mary’s: Sundays 8:45 AM or by appointment

Santa Paula: Saturdays 4:15 PM or by appointment


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Please remember the following people in your prayers: The Carlin Family, Michael Hefferon, Shirely 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


Patriotism (love of father-land), like charity, begins at home.  We should be both proud of, and work to improve, the smaller, nearer and more directly-impacted part of our society.  This is where love of neighbor is most real and effective.  Catherine Doherty, an immigrant from Russia after the Soviet revolution, worked and wrote extensively about life in the Church and the unity of East and West.  In her book Sobornost (“Unity”), she lays out a beautiful mandate that she received from our Lord as she began living and encouraging a certain patriotism in North America:

“Arise—go! Sell all you possess … give it directly, personally to the poor. Take up My cross (their cross) and follow Me—going to the poor—being poor—being one with them—one with Me. Little—be always little … simple—poor—childlike.  Preach the Gospel WITH YOUR LIFE—WITHOUT COMPROMISE. Listen to the Spirit—He will lead you. Do little things exceedingly well for love of Me. Love—love—love, never counting the cost. Go into the marketplace and stay with Me … pray … fast … pray always … fast. Be hidden—be a light to your neighbor’s feet. Go without fears into the depth of men’s hearts … I shall be with you. Pray always. I WILL BE YOUR REST.”


“Go!” This is the one word from our Lord that we hear in today’s gospel, and yet it is a profound one. Jesus can control evil spirits, which was and is a shock to this world. Is he calling you or someone you know to “go” on a holy path, by discerning a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate, or monastic life? Reach out to the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:


Sunday, July 2 –

  • 4:19 PM