Sunday Bulletin 08/14/22

Bulletin as of August 13 2022


Saturday, Aug. 13  –  Maximus the Confessor, Venerable       

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 (Day of Obligation)  — Blessing of Flowers, herbs, and medications

Wednesday, Aug. 17  –  Myron, Martyr   

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

9:30 AM          Photina Prayer Walk

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy     +Holy Souls

7:45 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Aug. 20  –  Samuel, Prophet; Stephen, King of Hungary       

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

Sunday, Aug. 21  –  11th Sunday after Pentecost      

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy


(Please resubmit or submit names to

Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, all the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $4,948.00; Candles: $93.47; Weekly Socials: $201.50; Online: $337.50; Santa Paula: $210.00; Married Priest Subsistence: $20.00; Special Gift: $440.00

Total: $6,600.47 / Attendance- PSM: 90 VCO: 60

“Nothing will be impossible for you!” Jesus taught his disciples to pray and to fast with faith. In that faith, nothing would be impossible for them. This is still true today. To see this more clearly, we need people of faith to serve the Church as priests, deacons, subdeacons, monks and nuns. If God may be calling you to this life, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Dormition of the Theotokos – August 15

“Dormition” means “falling asleep” (cf. “dorm” room).  In Greek the feast is called “Koimisis” which is the root of our English word “cemetery”.  Tradition teaches that the Theotokos died (the ancient icon shows a resurrected Jesus standing beside her body and holding her soul in His arms) at a ripe old age being cared for by her adopted son John the Theologian (“Behold your son” John 19:26).  The other Apostles were mystically gathered to be at her passing.  Thomas was late (again) though and when he arrived he asked that her tomb be opening so that he could venerate her body.  When they opened the tomb, her body was gone, having been assumed into heaven.  All that was left in the tomb was flowers, one of the reasons we bless flowers on this feast.

Here’s a blog about it with activities to celebrate with your family:

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 13 –

  • 11:00 AM