Sunday Bulletin 9/3/23

Bulletin as of September 2 2023


Saturday, Sept 2  –  Mammas, Martyr        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Sept 3  –  14th Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

11:30 AM         CGS

Monday, Sept 4  –  Babylas, Bishop-Martyr; Moses, Prophet         

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

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

Wednesday, Sept 6  –  Miracle of the Archangel Michael    

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Vespers

7:00 PM          Firepit Social

Thursday, Sept 7  –  Sozon, Martyr       

5:30 PM          Vespers

6:30 PM          Vigil Divine Liturgy for the Birth of the Theotokos

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Friday, Sept 8  –  Birth of the Theotokos              

6:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Saturday, Sept 9  –  Saturday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Synaxis of Joachim and Anna          

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Sept 10  –  15th Sunday after Pentecost         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

11:30 AM         CGS

*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: $1,965.00; Santa Paula: $728.00; Candles: $21.00; Bishop’s Appeal: $4,880.00; Parish Socials: $152.00; Santa Paula Improvements: $50.00; Stipend: $120.00

Total: $7,916.00 / Attendance – PSM: 87 SPO: 75

Eparchial Appeal 2023

We made it! We reached our goal and raised over $35,000.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated, especially in the last week!

Alig; Alviz; Bates; Becher; Blessum, M; Blessum, S; Brady; Bulcher; Clemens; Cook; Dugan; Ellefson; Fitzgerald; Francis; Golya; Haas; Healy; Hilz; Horey, F; Horey, M; Jimenez; Jordan; Kieselhorst; Koman; Koman-Keough; Leparulo, A; Leparulo, L; Marschner-Coyne; Martini; Matthews; Michnya; Mina; Mowery; Niemi; O’Loughlin; O’Neill; Onufrak; Parrot; Petach; Reichert; Rivera; Seabright; Somits; Sumandra, M.; Sumandra, N&S; Summe; Wiggins; Wiltz; Wrzesinski; Zalesak; Zimmerman, P; Zimmerman, W

Church New Year

The Church New Year begins September 1st. There are various reasons for this.

-This allows the church year to align with the life of the Theotokos (Mother of God). We celebrate her birth on Sept. 8th and her Dormition (falling asleep/death) on August 15th.

-The early church analyzed the Greek Old Testament and found that if they read it literally (this is not the only way to read it) the world was created on September 1st, 5509 B.C. That would make this the church year 7532.

-A common icon used on this feast is of Christ breathing life into Adam.

-Historically, September was the birthday month of Augustus Caesar, Rome made this the beginning of the tax year.

-Traditionally this was also the day that Christ sat in the synagogue and quoted the prophet about Himself “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me… to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:16ff)

(you can google “Byzantine New Year”, “Orthodox New Year” and “Indiction” for a lot more info about Sept. 1st.)

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!

“Indeed, many are called but few are chosen!” Our Lord shows mercy to all and calls each of us to our own particular vocation. Will we respond to his call with an open heart? For most of us, this is the life of the family, the domestic Church. For some of us, he is calling us to consider a life as a priest, deacon, monk, or a nun, to build up his kingdom and celebrate the wedding feast of the Lord in a special way. If this may be his will for you or someone you know, please call the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

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