Sunday Bulletin 10/8/23

Bulletin as of October 7 2023


Saturday, Oct 7  –  Sergius and Bacchus, Martyrs          

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Oct 8  –  19th Sunday after Pentecost         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Oct 9  –  James Alpheus, Apostle          

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

Wednesday, Oct 11  –  Phillip, Deacon-Apostle    

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            for Anna from Rick White

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Oct 14  –  Paraskevia, Venerable        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Oct 15  –  Sunday of the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council          

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: $4,197.00; Santa Paula: $521.26; Candles: $58.00; Gift Shop: $10.00; Church Improvements: $560.00; Santa Paula Building & Improvements: $80.00; Eparchial Appeal Rebate: $10,626.52

Total: $16,052.78 / Attendance – PSM: 112 VCO: 55  


“God has visited his people!” When Jesus shows his compassion by raising the dead, the people around him experience the presence of God in their midst. As the Body of Christ, we can all do so when we show love, compassion and holiness in our lives. God is seeking to build his Church with the faithful who serve him as priests, deacons, subdeacons, monks and nuns to continue to visit His people. If he may be calling you, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:


Saint Pelagia the Penitent (Oct. 8)

St. Pelagia the Penitent was converted to Christianity by St. Nonnus, Bishop of Edessa. Before her acceptance of Christianity through Baptism, Pelagia was head of a dance troupe in Palestinian Antioch, living a life of frivolity and prostitution. One day Pelagia, elegantly dressed, was making her way past a church where St. Nonnus was preaching a sermon. Believers turned their faces away from the sinner, but the bishop glanced after her. Struck with the outer beauty of Pelagia and having foreseen the spiritual greatness within her, the saint prayed in his cell for a long time to the Lord for the sinner. He told his fellow bishops that the prostitute put them all to shame. He explained that she took care to adorn her body in order to appear beautiful in the eyes of men. “We…take no thought for the adornment of our wretched souls,” he said.

On the following day, when St. Nonnus was teaching, Pelagia came. His teaching made a tremendous impression upon her. With the fear of God and weeping tears of repentance, she asked the saint for Baptism. Seeing her sincere and full repentance, Bishop Nonnus baptized her. By night, the devil appeared to Pelagia, urging her to return to her former life. The saint prayed, signed herself with the Sign of the Cross, and the devil vanished.

Three days after her baptism, St. Pelagia gathered up her valuables and took them to Bishop Nonnus. The bishop ordered that they be distributed among the poor saying, “Let this be wisely dispersed, so that these riches gained by sin may become a wealth of righteousness.” After this, St. Pelagia journeyed to Jerusalem to the Mount of Olives. She lived there in a cell, disguised as the monk Pelagius, living in ascetic seclusion, and attaining great spiritual gifts. When she died, she was buried in her cell.



Historic Gathering of the Byzantine Catholic Church in America (Nov. 3-5)

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, October 7 –

  • 11:00 AM