Sunday Bulletin 08/07/22

Bulletin as of August 6 2022


Saturday, Aug. 6 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord          

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

Sunday, Aug. 7 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost           

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Aug. 8 – Emilian, Bishop-Confessor          

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Lawrence, Archdeacon-Martyr   

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            +Edward Parrot from Jerome Parrot

7:45 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Aug. 13 – Maximus the Confessor       

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

Sunday, Aug. 14 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost        

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

4:00 PM          Vesper-Liturgy for the Dormition of the Theotokos + the Blessing of Flowers, herbs, and medication (holyday of obligation)


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All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $884.00; Candles: $84.80; Coffee Social: $33.50; Online: $247.50; Santa Paula: $210.00

Total: $1,459.80 / Attendance- PSM: 71 VCO: 50


“Take heart! It is I! Do not be afraid.”  Our Lord came to his disciples walking on water, and he called Peter to do the same. In fear and faith, he answered Jesus’ call. Is he calling you to follow him as a priest, deacon, monk, or nun? Answering with your own fear and faith may be a blessing to you and to our Church. Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:


Maximus the Confessor – August 13

Maximus the Confessor was a philosopher and politician turned monk and theologian in the early 7th century.  By “confessor” we mean that he suffered greatly for the faith but wasn’t actually killed.  He was a champion of the teaching that Jesus Christ had both a human and divine wills to accompany his human and divine natures.  At that time, both the Patriarch of Constantinople and the emperor disagreed with him, and so his tongue was cut out to prevent him from speaking, and his right hand was cut off to prevent him from writing.  He was sent into exile in modern day Georgia and died shortly after.  He was vindicated at the 6th Ecumenical Council, and is considered a great saint by both the Catholic and Orthodox churches.  Venerable Father and Confessor Maximus pray to God for us!


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:  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:

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.  


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:
Sbdcn. Paul F. Kilroy: Asst. Safe Environment Program Coordinator
Office: (602) 861-9778 – Cell: (702) 498-5972 – Email:
Dr. Caroline Bonham: Victim Assistance Coordinator 

Cell: (505) 314-3943 – Email:

Saturday, August 6 –

  • 12:00 PM