Sunday Bulletin 10/02/22

Bulletin as of October 1 2022


Saturday, Oct. 1  –  Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos      

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Oct. 2  –  17th Sunday after Pentecost          

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

12:00 PM        Parish Family Day Celebration

Monday, Oct. 3  –  Denis the Areopagite, Bishop-Martyr       

6:30 PM          Prayer Service* for healing of Addictions & Mental illness  

Saturday, Oct. 8  –  Pelagia, Venerable          

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

Sunday, Oct. 9  –  18th Sunday after Pentecost             

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 

*Add first names to this prayer service by emailing


(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, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $1,702.00; Candles: $65.00; Online: $30.00; Santa Paula: $1,386.00; Bishop’s Appeal: $4,870.00; Property Rental: $1,200.00; Special Gift: $220.00

Total: $10,473.00 / Attendance- PSM: 84

Eparchial Appeal

Thank you to everyone who donated to this year’s eparchial appeal! We raised more than our $25,544.72 goal!

Thank you again to those who contributed: Anonymous, Bates, J. Blessum, S. Blessum, Carlin, Chirdon, Clemens, Cook, Crans, Davies, Golya, Haas, Healy, Herrera, Hillz, Jimenez, Jordan, Kieselhorst, Koman, Koman-Keogh, Leparulo, Martini, Matthews, Michnya, Mina, Niemi, Fr. O’Loughlin, O’Neill, Onufrak, Parrot, Patzwahl, Petach, Reichert, C. Roche, Seabright, Skocypec, M. Sumandra, Summe, Tabak, Theisen, Wiggins, Wiltz, Wrzesinski, P. Zimmerman, and W. Zimmerman

St. Mary’s Heritage

We have many new members, and we want to introduce everyone to some of the parishioners who came before us.  This will be an ongoing project telling the stories of those who laid the foundation, and then built upon it, of the St. Mary’s we know today.  We will kick off this project by featuring Nancy Sumandra.  If you have any stories or experiences of Nancy, please email Father Michael.  He will have them compiled and will share a parish memoir of Nancy in a Sunday bulletin and online.  Please submit all stories by October 9.  Thank you!

Priestly Fraternity

I will be on our annual Eparchial Clergy Retreat this week in Phoenix.  We are looking forward to having a monk and biblical scholar teaching and reflecting on the psalms.  I love these retreats because we are forced to get rest and leisure time, we hear insightful reflections on the mysteries that lead us to greater union with God, but also because I get to spend time with my brother clergy.  It’s hard to explain “how very good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity” (Psalm 132/133).  We are so rarely able to pray, discuss ministry, boast of our parishioners, go to confession, receive the anointing of the sick etc. together with our brothers in our Byzantine Catholic church on the west coast.  Please pray for all of us as we pray for you.  – Father Michael

“Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.” Our Lord teaches us how to love one another in today’s Gospel, taking us beyond our human understanding of only being good to those who do good to us. Monasticism and holy orders are special paths to give one’s life to all people. Is this something that God may have in store for your life? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, October 1 –

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