Sunday Bulletin 12/04/22

Bulletin as of December 3 2022


Saturday, Dec. 3  –  Zephaniah, Prophet     

4:15 PM          Outreach Vespers in Santa Paula

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Dec. 4  –  26th Sunday after Pentecost        

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Dec. 5  –  Sabbas, Venerable      

5:00 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions & Mental Illness

5:30 PM          Vespers

6:30 PM          Vigil Divine Liturgy (St. Nicholas of Myra)

Tuesday, Dec. 6  –  Nicholas of Myra, Archbishop      

6:30 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy   Nicholas, Faith, and Luna Escuela from Anna Escuela

Wednesday, Dec. 7  –  Ambrose, Archbishop     

5:30 PM          Vespers

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy    Church Support Staff from Rick White

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Thursday Dec. 8  –  Maternity of the Holy Anna      

6:30 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy   Sobocinnski Family from Marcia

Saturday, Dec. 10  –  Mennas and Others, Martyrs     

4:15 PM          Outreach Vespers in Santa Paula

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

Sunday, Dec. 11  –  Sunday of the Forefathers       

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 

11:30 AM        St. Nicholas Day Potluck

*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, Fern Bonowicz, Shannon O’Neill, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $1,876.00; Candles: $86.00; Online: $30.00; Santa Paula: $545.00

Total: $2,537.00 / Attendance- PSM: 75; VCO: 80  




12/24   6:30 PM          Vespers

12/25   8:30 AM          Matins 

            9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

12/26:  6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy (Synaxis of the Theotokos)

12/27:  8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy (Proto-Martyr Stephen)

Santa Paula Outreach:

12/24:  5:00 PM          Vesper/Divine Liturgy

            7:30 PM          Christmas Compline

Saint Nicholas Day Celebration

This year we will celebrate St. Nicholas Day on Sunday Dec. 11 with a potluck lunch and a visit from Saint Nicholas himself for the children! Sign-up sheets are in the small hall. Please sign-up by Dec. 4 so we have an accurate headcount (especially if you are bringing children). We are celebrating with the Romanians. Liturgy is at the regular time of 9:30am.

The Outreach in Santa Paula will celebrate Saturday Dec. 10 after Divine Liturgy that evening. St. Nicholas will also make a visit there.

Christ Pontocrator

In the dome, the highest point, of a Byzantine temple, is the icon of Christ the “Pontocrator”. In Greek this means “Ruler of All” or “All-Mighty”. It is a title taken directly from the ancient Greek translation of the Old Testament (LXX) and the New Testament in 2 Corinthians 6:18 and various places in the book of Revelation. The closed book of the Gospels represents judgement and the blessing hand represents mercy, thus revealing that God is both perfectly just and perfectly merciful.

Philip’s Fast

We are within the 40-day fast preparing our minds, souls and bodies for the Nativity of Our Lord.  Please join our parish and Church in intensifying and focusing your prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for this glorious feast. 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

On December 18th, Carolina Chirdon will be giving a tour of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Atrium.  CGS is our new catechism program starting soon. We are still in need of some items required for the program. Here is a link to the Wishlist Carolina put together: CGS Wishlist Thank you for your continuing generosity!


“Get up and go your way. Your faith has healed you!” The faith of the healed leper who returned to thank Jesus is a model of thanksgiving and love for God. Our Lord works through the faith of those who love him and serve His body, the Church. Is a life of service and faithfulness to God and His Church as a priest, deacon, subdeacon, monk or nun something that may be for you? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, December 3 –

  • 3:11 PM