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Philip the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church

3866 65th street Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone: (916) 452-1888

E-mail: Mobile: (916) 539-1534

O Holy Apostle Philip, Intercede with the merciful God That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for Ever! + Slava i vo viki!

Slava Isusu Christu!

From the Fathers of the Church

Venerable Bede Lacking the premise of original sin, what possible cause can be imagined in this youth why he should since childhood have been vexed with this most fierce demonic possession? It seems clear that no actual sin of his own could have elicited this. So let the catholic remember and confess that no one is born into this world free from the taint of the first transgression. (cf. Rom 5: 12-4) Let him implore the grace of God, through which he might be delivered from this body of death through Jesus Christ our Lord. (cf. Rom 7: 24)

Hospitality sign-up sheet: Mar 25: open, Apr 1: open, Apr 8: Pascha Potluck. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Baker family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday. Prayer requests. Please remember in your prayers the members of our parish family: Fr. James Lane, Fr. Randall Ackley, Steve Klinkovsky, Oceana Grabianowski

(Slawomirs wife), Aggie Ward, Gary and Ingrid Stewart, Gregory Dean (son of Don and Margaret), Walter Gerlach, Margaret Ihnat. Cleaning day at St. Philips. On Saturday, March 24th, please join us for a preEaster cleaning day at the church. We need to do everything! Pilgrim Vocation Icon Prayers for Vocations: Thank you to Margaret Dessureault who had vocation icon in her home for the past two weeks, praying for vocation for our church. If you would like to dedicate another week to prayer for vocations, you can request the icon of St. Philip to come to your home. This week, our vocation icon stays in the Martinez family, then March 25-31 in the Vincent family. Parish retreat 2012. I would like to thank Bill Martinez for handling our retreat logistics again this year. I hope you all had a God-blessed time, and that you enjoyed praying with the monks and also visiting with St. Peters Ukrainian parish in Ukiah. If you would like to offer some feedback to organizers, and/or have suggestions for the future date, program, place, accommodation, etc., please contact the parish office. Bishops Appeal 2012. Thank you to all who responded to the appeal by submitting your pledge card to the parish office, we still have not heard from all of you, please send your pledge in as soon as possible. So far, 7 households have responded, donating total of $1000. The goal for our parish this year is $4600, the Appeal ends on May 31st. Please submit your pledges to the parish office as soon as possible.

Liturgical schedule
Fri Sat Sun Mar 23rd Mar 24th Mar 25th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. 3 PM Vespers/Akathistos. 9:00 Confessions. 9:40 Office of the 3rd hour. 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy. 5th Sunday of the Great Fast. Tone 8. Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos.

For Confession, please come half an hour earlier to scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. 2

Great Fast is a season of penance and fasting. Minimally Wednesdays and Fridays are days of simple abstinence or equivalent penance. Let us remember each other as we offer prayers and sacrifices to God, in union with the Cross of Christ.

A one liner
** It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one

Events to note
Sacramento Catholic Forum presents Teresa Tomeo, catholic journalist and inspirational speaker, on Friday, March 23, at Woodlike Hotel (formerly the Radisson), 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, Lunch: 12:00 p.m. (check in 11:30) Cost: $30 in advance or $40 at the door. For more information and register online at