Sunday Bulletin 9/10/23

Bulletin as of September 9 2023


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

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Sept 10  – Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Sept 11  –  Theodora, Venerable       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

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

Wednesday, Sept 13  –  Dedication of the Church of the Resurrection   

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

5:30 PM          Vespers

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy Exaltation of the Holy Cross Vigil

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Thursday, Sept 14  –  Exaltation of the Holy Cross      

8:30 AM          Matins

6:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Saturday, Sept 16  –  Saturday after the Exaltation of the Cross        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Sept 17  –  Sunday after Exaltation of the Cross           

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


Collection: $4,988.00; Santa Paula: $442.50; Candles: $79.45; Bishop’s Appeal: $240.00; Parish Socials: $321.81; Church Improvements: $460.00; Santa Paula Improvements: $120.00; Gift Shop: $15.00; Charity: $250.00; Reimbursement: $618.03

Total: $7,534.79 / Attendance – PSM: 101 VCO: 42


Save the Date! Family Day 10/01

Sunday October 1 is our Parish feast day and our annual Family Day Celebration. Look for sign-up sheets in the small hall. The potluck will begin at noon to give families from Santa Paula time to arrive. There will be coffee and pastries served outside directly following liturgy. Families can expect water activities for children and the young at heart (swimsuits/change of clothes and towels recommended).

Sign of The Cross

As we make the sign of the Cross, we say the following prayer:  “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen”.  Doing so, we clearly indicate that we belong to God and serve Him alone. God is always near us, because He is everywhere. He always sees us, just as He sees everything. But during prayer, we are especially close to God: we stand before Him, speak to Him and He listens to us. Because of this, while praying, we sign ourselves with the Cross more often, especially before and after each prayer. We also make the Cross upon ourselves when we enter church, approach a sacred object or kiss an icon, and many times during church services. We should make the sign of the Cross in the morning to obtain God’s blessing on the day; in the evening to ask for His protection during the night; at all the important moments of our life: when in danger, in sorrow, in joy; before all important undertakings that they may turn out well; at mealtime to invoke God’s blessing and to give Him thanks.


 “Certainly, God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world should be saved through him.” Christ is truly the salvation of the world. As Christians, we are little Christs. Each of us can bring salvation to the world by living the life of Christ. Is God calling you to show his salvation to the world by a life of prayer and repentance as a priest, deacon, monk or nun? To learn more, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, September 9 –

  • 12:51 PM