Sunday Bulletin 8/20/23

Bulletin as of August 19 2023


Saturday, Aug 19  –  Andrew and Others, Martyrs

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Aug 20  –  12th Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 AM        Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy (Tone 3)

Monday, Aug 21  –  Thaddeus, Apostle       

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

Wednesday, Aug 23  –  Lupus, Martyr   

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Aug 26  –  Adrian and Natalie, Martyrs        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Aug 27  –  13th 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

WEEKLY DEPOSIT for 8/6 & 8/13:

Collection: $6,372.00; Santa Paula: $1,290.10; Candles: $52.76; Church Improvements: $490.00; SP Improvements: $20.00; Holydays: $160.00; Socials: $41.00; Other: $518.95; Eparchial Appeal: $2,000.00

Total: $10,944.81 / Attendance – PSM: 87 

Eparchial Appeal 2023 – Ends Aug. 31

There is one week left to reach our goal of $29,470.53!  We need to raise $6,400.53 to meet our goal. 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; Alviz; Bates; Becher; Brady; Clemens; Cook; Fitzgerald; Golya; Herrera; Horey, F; Horey, M; Jimenez; Jordan; Kieselhorst; Koman-Keough; Martini; Marschner-Coyne; Matthews; Michnya; Mina; Mowery; O’Loughlin; O’Neill; Onufrak; Parrot; Petach; Reichert; Rivera; Somits; Sumandra, M.; Sumandra, N&S; Summe; Wiltz; Wiggins; Wrzesinski, A.; Zimmerman, P; Zimmerman, W

Priest’s Pectoral Cross

(Elaborating on Father Michael’s Children’s Homily from last Sunday)

Every Christian is encouraged to wear a small cross after their baptism. In some Eastern Christian traditions, parish priests, bishops, monks and nuns may also wear a larger cross outside of their clothing. Generally, a priest receives a silver cross from his bishop on the day of his ordination. A gold cross means that he has been given the honor of being an archpriest (a title usually given for exemplary service) after years of ministry. An enameled cross is a further honor, usually given to a protopriest (highest honor given to a priest, with only a few receiving this honor) or bishop. Bishops usually wear an icon of the Theotokos called a Panagia (“All Holy”) instead of a cross. A Metropolitan Archbishop (or any head bishop of a self-governing church) may wear multiple icons or crosses. Often, a priest’s pectoral cross will contain the icon of Christ “not made with hands”. This is the icon that is usually approached when partaking in the Mystery of Confession. Many priest’s pectoral cross have 1 Timothy 4:12 written on the back: “Be an example to the believers in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity”. They will kiss the cross, and be encouraged by this command before putting the cross around their neck.

Historic Gathering of the Byzantine Catholic Church in America

You are invited to Participate!
Metropolitan Archbishop William, Bishop Kurt, and the Council of Hierarchs of the Byzantine Catholic Church invite YOU to attend the “Metropolitan Assembly” at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, on Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5, 2023! The theme of the Assembly is to “learn about our past and to prepare for our future!” Guest speakers include Dr. Paul Magosci, noted Author and Historian; Bishop Nil Lushchak of the Eparchy of Mukachevo; Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York; as well as other clergy and lay leaders. The Assembly includes lectures, discussions, fellowship, and a gala dinner with folk music and dancing. The fee includes meals, breaks, presentations, materials, and the gala on Saturday evening. The Assembly cost is $250 for individuals and $400 for couples. The Maria Theresa Foundation will underwrite the registration fees of individuals and couples between 18 and 35. For more information, contact the Assembly coordinators, Fr. Ed Cimbala, at 212-677-0516 or Fr. Yuriy Oros at 609-394-5004. The assembly website is the email is Hope to see YOU there!

 “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, and follow me!” These words of our Lord inspired great saints such as Anthony the Great and Francis of Assisi. While each of us may answer this calling in different ways, we see that Jesus wants all of us to follow him. Is he seeking you to follow him as a priest, deacon, monk, or nun? If this may be the case, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, August 19 –

  • 11:00 AM