Sunday Bulletin 11/26/23

Bulletin as of November 25 2023


Saturday, Nov 25  –  Clement and Peter, Pope and Bishop        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Nov 26  –  26th Sunday after Pentecost   

8:30 AM      Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Nov 27  –  James the Persian, Martyr       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

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

Wednesday, Nov 29  –  Paramon and Philemon, Martyrs  

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Emmanuel Moleben

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Thursday, Nov 30  –  Andrew Apostle      

6:30 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Saturday, Dec 2  –  Habakkuk, Prophet         

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

5:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Dec 3  –  27th Sunday after Pentecost           

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy: 27th Sunday after Pentecost

12:00 PM        Chant Class: St. Nicholas Day & Christmas Hymns

*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: $1,872.00; Santa Paula: $910.00; Candles: $33.00; Online: $755.00; Property Rental: $600.00; Parish Socials: $51.00; Travel Reimbursement: $366.90

Total: $4,587.90 / Attendance – PSM: 77   

Saint Nicholas Day Potluck (Dec. 10)

We will celebrate St. Nicholas day Sunday December 10 with a Potluck Luncheon and a visit from St. Nicholas! Sign-up sheets are in the small hall. Please sign up so we know how many people, especially children, will be in attendance.

The Physician of Our Souls

In the gospel story today, Jesus cures a crippled woman on the Sabbath. She had, for eighteen years, been suffering from a back infirmity. She then gave thanks to God and proclaimed his glory throughout the town. We also must remember to be thankful to our Lord. We should give gratitude to our Lord who has given us many gifts and blessings.

Yet, in the world today, there are many people who never give thanks to God. Even in the gospel stories we see many thankless people. For instance, the Gospel of Matthew records that Jesus cured ten lepers. But out of the ten persons, only one returned to Jesus and gave him thanks for his cure. Jesus then said to him, “Where are the others?” It seems like the others just used Jesus for their own selfish ends. We of course should never imitate these ungrateful lepers.

Another important point in the gospel story is that the synagogue official was not healed of his bent heart. He got very angry at Jesus when he cured the woman on the Sabbath. The Lord, in turn, called him a hypocrite. He was so self-righteous to himself that he did not recognize that he had defects. For one thing, he did not show any compassion to the crippled woman. He just wanted to glorify himself in front of the people. Do we sometimes in life repeat the same actions of this cold Pharisee? Maybe we are too quick to judge other persons in their faults, but do not see our own sins.

The Lord has told us that all judgment shall be done by him at the day of reckoning. People who harshly condemn others need to have their hearts cured by the healer of souls, Jesus Christ. The Lord has instituted the sacrament of penance for this reason. No matter how much evil we have done in this life, the Lord will always forgive and be merciful to you.

So, let us today, seek the physician of souls, our Lord God Jesus Christ.


“Woman, you are freed from your infirmity!” As the Physician of souls and bodies, our Lord shows mercy to the woman who had an infirmity for eighteen years. His healing can restore any brokenness, and the life in Christ allows us to bring his healing to the world. Are you being called to do so through the priestly, diaconal, monastic or religious life? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, November 25 –

  • 11:00 AM