Sunday Bulletin 11/5/23

Bulletin as of November 4 2023


Saturday, Nov.  4  –  Joannicius, Venerable

5:00 PM        Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 

6:30 PM        Reader Vespers

Sunday, Nov. 5  –  23rd Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 AM        Matins

9:30 AM        Divine Liturgy 

Monday, Nov. 6  –  Paul the Confessor, Archbishop

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

Wednesday, Nov. 8  –  Archangel Michael and All Angels

6:30 PM        Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM        Firepit Social

Saturday, Nov.  11  –  Menas, Victor and Vincent, Martyr

5:00 PM        Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 

Sunday, Nov. 12  –  24th Sunday after Pentecost 

8:30 AM        Matins

9:30 AM        Divine Liturgy 

12:00 PM        Chant Class 

*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 submit or resubmit names to

Please remember the following people in your prayers: The Carlin Family, Michael Hefferon, Shirely 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: $1,386.00; Online: $255.00; Candles: $29.00; SP Outreach: $447.00; SP Outreach Building & Improvements: $50.00; Parish Social: $129.00

Total: $2,296.00 / Attendance- PSM: 65 


I Believe

The Gospel today reminds us of the power of faith. To the woman who was hemorrhaging, Jesus said “go, daughter, your faith has healed you.” To Jairus, Jesus says “believe, and your daughter will be well.” In both cases presented to us today we learn that faith has the power to heal and restore one to health. However, there is something more hidden in the text that we should notice. It was because of the faith of the father, Jairus, that his daughter was healed. Our faith has the power to affect not only ourselves, but others as well. Yes, faith/belief is a most powerful gift. What is it? 

We speak often about faith, we say “I believe” every Divine Liturgy, but do we really know what it is? 

Faith is the total gift of our self to the one in whom we believe. When faith is directed at the Lord, when we entrust ourselves totally to God, we can then say with Saint Paul “It is now no longer I who live, but Christ is living in me.” And suddenly, in the moment of faith, our whole life becomes filled with his life – divinized. It is for this reason that faith has the power to heal – and not only heal the one who believes but also others for whom the believer intercedes. In that moment of faith, God’s life fills up my illness, my weakness, and my sinfulness with his life and heals me from the inside out. When I am filled with Jesus’ life then I can begin to do for others what Jesus has done for me, namely become an instrument of healing by the sharing of God’s life.



“Daughter, be of good cheer! Your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Our merciful Savior brought healing to the ill because he loves us all. By dedicating our lives to more prayer and devotion to him through a vocation to holy orders and monastic lives, this healing can be extended to the world. Is this something that may be in store for your future? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: 

Saturday, November 4 –

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