Sunday Bulletin 9/24/23

Bulletin as of September 23 2023


Saturday, Sept 23  –  The Conception of John the Forerunner      

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Sept 24  – 17th Sunday after Pentecost           

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Sept 25  –  Euphrosyna, Venerable       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

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

Wednesday, Sept 27  –  Callistratus and Others, Martyrs

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Sept 30  –  Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop-Martyr        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Oct 1  –  18th Sunday after Pentecost; Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos            

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 

12:00 PM        Parish Feast and Family Day Celebration

*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: $1,177.00; Santa Paula: $421.00; Candles: $56.95; Parish Socials: $35.00

Total: $1,689.95 / Attendance – PSM: 57 VCO: 73  

“When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.” Have you seen the Lord work in your life in such a powerful way that you would consider leaving everything to follow him? This is the response of the apostles in today’s gospel reading. The Church is fortified by men and women who follow him as priests, deacons, subdeacons, monks and nuns. If you may be hearing this call, Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

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).

Three Conceptions

On Sept 23, we celebrate the feast of the conception of John the Forerunner. This is one of three conceptions we celebrate over the course of the Church year. Only Jesus has a perfect nine month period between the celebration of His conception (March 25) and birth (Dec. 25). The feast of John the Forerunner’s birth is June 24; hence, they are separated by nine months and one day. The Mother of God’s, the Immaculate Conception, is celebrated on Dec. 9, and her birth on Sept 8; hence, nine months minus one day. Only here in the United States do we celebrate Mary’s conception on Dec. 8 to share the feast with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters since Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of our country.

God With Us Online

God With Us Online has several new courses beginning in October.

The House of the Lord: A Biblical Catechesis on the Temple is an exciting study on the theology of God’s dwelling with us in the temples of the Old and New Testaments. Classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from October 2023-June 2024, 4-5pm PST. The instructor for this course, Dr. Steven Smith, PhD, is the author of the books The Word of the Lord, The House of the Lord, and The Face of the Lord.

Synodality and the Christian East: Past, Present, & Future Asks, what is the meaning of Synodality in the Christian East? How are Eastern Catholic Churches called to faithfully follow the synodal way in Christ? Classes are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, October through December 2023 4-5pm PST. The hosts of Becoming Byzantine; Fr. Daniel Dozier, Fr. Deacon Anthony Dragani, Mr. Robert Klesko, and Fr. Michael Winn lead this discussion.

Registration begins Oct. 1; register online at


Historic Gathering of the Byzantine Catholic Church in America

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. 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!

Saturday, September 23 –

  • 11:00 AM