Sunday Bulletin 07/31/22

Bulletin as of July 30 2022

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 30 – Silas and Others, Apostles       

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

Sunday, July 31 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost          

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, Aug. 3 – Isaac and Others, Venerables     

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy   +Holy Souls

7:45 PM           Firepit Social

Saturday, Aug. 6 – Transfiguration of Our Lord         

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy: the Transfiguration of Our Lord   Mr and Mrs Ivo Tombazzi from F & L Tombazzi

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, Aug. 7 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost           

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

PRAYER REQUESTS

(This list will be updated on August 7.  Please resubmit or submit names to admin@ByzantineLA.com)

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken Bosak, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla, Lupita & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Larry Goodwin, Holly Garlow,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Jeanne Hart, Michael Hefferon, Nicole Hefferon, Rob Hooper, Chris Johnson, Mary-Jo Koman-Keogh, Patricia Kurczak,  Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Toni Martin, Marg Mauro, Juan Gabriel Martinez, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike,  Shannon O’Neill, Denise Painter, Austin Pearce, Tanya Petach, Casandra Porch, Nicholas, Rodriguez Diane Romano, Paul Saucedo, Kathleen Savko, Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins,  Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger and all those who serve in the Armed Forces

WEEKLY DEPOSIT 

Collection: $1,331.00; Candles: $38.00; Charity: $240.00; Coffee Social: $7.50; Online: $167.50; Santa Paula: $658.00

Total: $2,442.50 / Attendance- PSM: 50 VCO: 66

“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 you to? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

 

Dormition Fast

Fasting forms in us a greater ability to deny our baser desires, reminds us that we are not yet in paradise- but on the way, and gives us a way to actively participate in Our Lord’s purgation of what keeps us from complete union with Him (among other things).  It also prepares our bodies, hearts, and minds to receive the grace of a great feast.  On August 15th we will celebrate the feast of our Lord assuming the body of his mother, his tabernacle here on earth, into his eternal dwelling in heaven.  The traditional fast from August 1st through 14th prepares for this feast.  According to our Typicon, “the traditional rule for the Dormition Fast is a strict abstinence from August 1 to 14 (no meat, dairy, wine or oil), with the usual mitigations (wine and oil allowed) for Saturday and Sunday and the feast of the Transfiguration (August 6)…The bishops have made this fast voluntary.”  For those new to this tradition, I would recommend starting the fast less severely (just no meat on Fridays or no meat on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and no dairy on Friday) and begin observing the strict fast during the second half.  Let me know if you have any questions or would like personalized guidance.  -Father Michael

Eparchial Appeal Update

The Annual Eparchial Appeal is underway! You can use the instructions you received from the bishop, or you can visit our parish’s donation page here:  https://ephx.org/st-marys-eparchial-appeal/  We are working to support our Eparchy as a community, so please prayerfully discern what you can give, and I know we will meet and exceed our goal (we get a large percentage back) if we have full participation. Thank you for your generosity! 

Donations are being accepted through Sept. 30. So far, we have raised $9,910.00 of our $25,544.72 goal.   We need to raise $15,634.72 to meet our goal.

Thank you to those who have contributed: Bates, Chirdon, Clemens, Cook, Crans, Golya, Herrera, Jimenez, Kieselhorst, Koman-Keogh, Michnya, Mina, Fr. O’Loughlin, O’Neill Onufrak, Patzwahl, Reichert, Summe, Theisen, Wiggins, P. Zimmerman, and W. Zimmerman

Mark Your Calendars

-Cantor Training:  If you would like to learn how to read the Epistle or help cantor the Divine Liturgy, join Father Michael, Steve Petach and Matt Wiggins for a kick-off reader/cantor class.  We will meet after all of our usual post-liturgy events on Sunday, August 21.

In the meantime, we highly recommend you go through the free online cantor classes hosted by the Metropolitan Cantor Institute.  You can find more information in the “Classes for Everyone” section of this page:  https://mci.archpitt.org/classes/index.html

Ask Father Michael if you have any questions, and please let him know if you are going through these recommended classes.

-Altar Server Training (Date Changed)

Any boy or man who would be interested in serving at the altar, or is already doing so, join us for an upcoming server training.  We will meet after the usual post-liturgy events on Sunday, September 4th.  

 

THE BYZANTINE CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF PHOENIX subscribes to the
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

adopted by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.  The Eparchy, within all its parishes, institutions and programs, is committed to assuring a safe environment in ministry for its children and young people that conforms to the Charter requirements. 

For information regarding the Eparchial Safe Environment Program, please contact:
Dcn. Michael Hanafin: Safe Environment Program Coordinator

Cell: (480) 307-5182 – Email: dcnhanafin@ephx.org
Sbdcn. Paul F. Kilroy: Asst. Safe Environment Program Coordinator
Office: (602) 861-9778 – Cell: (702) 498-5972 – Email: sbdcnkilroy@ephx.org
Dr. Caroline Bonham: Victim Assistance Coordinator 

Cell: (505) 314-3943 – Email: victimassistanceofphoenix@gmail.com

Saturday, July 30 –

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