Sunday Bulletin 10/15/23

Bulletin as of October 14 2023


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

Monday, Oct 16  –  Longinus, Martyr      

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

Wednesday, Oct 18  –  Luke, Apostle-Evangelist 

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Oct 21  –  Hilary the Great, Venerable        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Oct 22  –  21st Sunday after Pentecost        

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: $2,197.00; Santa Paula: $565.00; Candles: $30.80; Gift Shop: $20.00; Church Improvements: $100.00; Parish Socials: $141.63; Holydays: $90.00; Eparchial Appeal: $1,000.00

Total: $4,144.43 / Attendance – PSM: 61 VCO: 25  


The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke

We commemorate Luke the Evangelist on this Wednesday, October 18th.

Did you know?

-Luke wrote both the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles.  (Act 1:1 ff)

-He was not one of the 12 Apostles, but rather a companion of St. Paul. (Philemon 24, Colossians 4:14, 2 Timothy 4:11)

-He was a Gentile. (Colossians 4:11)

-He was a physician.  (Colossians 4:14)

-He was traditionally an iconographer and wrote the first icon of the Theotokos.  He may have spent time with the Mother of God after the Resurrection, and this is how he knew enough about her to write the story of Christ’s birth and write an icon of her.  His training as a physician would also have helped him in this role as an iconographer/artist since he studied the human body. (See

-He wrote his Gospel with women and outcasts in mind. See


“Let anyone with ears to hear listen! Our Lord teaches us the truth of our hearts and his word in today’s parable. Are we ready to have ears to hear his word with an honest and good heart, to retain it and bring forth fruit with endurance? This is the calling for all of us, and for some of us that includes a special dedication through the ordained, religious or monastic life. If this may be for you to discern, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:


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 14 –

  • 11:30 AM