Sunday Bulletin 7/23/23

Bulletin as of July 22 2023


Saturday, July 22  –  Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles    

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, July 23  –  8th Sunday after Pentecost         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, July 24  –  Boris and Gleb, Martyrs         

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

Saturday, July 29  –  Callinicus, Martyr         

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, July 30  –  9th 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: $1,992.00; Santa Paula: $401.20; Candles: $36.80; Eparchial Appeal: $20.00;

Church Improvements: $200.00

Total: $2,650.00 / Attendance – PSM: 70


Eparchial Appeal 2023

This year’s Eparchial Appeal is underway. Our goal this year is $29,470.53.  We are a little over half way to our goal with $17,430.00 raised. Donations can be made directly to the Eparchy by mail or on their website: and then clicking on our church. Payments can also be made directly to St. Mary’s by check. If you wish to donate online, please use the Eparchy’s website found above.

Thank you to everyone who has donated already!

Alig; Bates; Brady; Clemens; Cook; Fitzgerald; Golya; Horey, F; Horey, M; Jimenez; Kieselhorst; Koman-Keough; Marschner-Coyne; Matthews; Michnya; Mina; O’Neill; Onufrak; Parrot; Petach; Reichert; Somits; Sumandra, M.; Sumandra, N&S; Summe; Zimmerman, P; Zimmerman, W



Compassion is a virtue, but in practice it can be inconvenient, even a downright pain. The word means “to suffer with.” To be compassionate is to participate in the suffering of another person.

We live in a culture that fosters self-absorption. We don’t like to be troubled by the thoughts of disaster victims, AIDS, world hunger, and homelessness. We are not unique. The apostles wanted to avoid the inconvenience that compassion can bring into life.

Jesus was getting ready to move into another region, but in front of him was a mass of people who had listened to him all day and who now had nothing to eat before their journey home. Jesus surveyed the crowd and felt their need. He didn’t judge or blame them for the ache in their empty stomachs. He didn’t try to evaluate whether they were truly needy or worthy of his help. He didn’t excuse himself because he was too busy with his own important work. Where the apostles saw obstacles, Jesus saw an opportunity to do good.

We have been called to follow Christ in ways of compassion. We may not feed the world, but every time a hungry mouth is fed, that is a sign of the Kingdom of God. We may not house all the homeless, but every time we provide shelter for one more family, that is a sign of the kingdom of God. We may not heal the AIDS epidemic, but every time we comfort a person with AIDS, we show a sign of the kingdom of God. The magnitude of the problems in the world need not paralyze us. God can use even a cup of cool water given to a thirsty person to promote the divine work of compassion on earth.              –Fr. Stephen Washko

 “Bring them to me.” Jesus miraculously fed the thousands by blessing the loaves and the fish. To do this, he asked his followers to gather and bring the food to him. He still uses us as his servants, particularly those men and women who are monastics, as well as through men called to holy orders. Is this something God is calling to you or someone you know? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, July 22 –

  • 1:55 PM