From the Desk of Father Donahue
|May 19, 2013
From the desk of Father Donahue...
Peace to you from the rectory and Happy Feast of Pentecost – our celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit!
I want to let you know about two important events on the horizon here at St. Philip Church. In two weeks, on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. At the 5:30 pm, 10 am, 12 noon, and 2 pm Masses that weekend, we will have Holy Communion under both species, the Precious Blood of Christ, as well as the Body of Christ. In addition, we will have our annual Corpus Christi Procession after the 10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm Masses. On that great feast we will thank Our Lord Jesus for giving us His Real Presence in the Eucharist.
The other important event is the ordination of Deacon Thomas Cavanaugh to the priesthood on June 8 at St. Thomas More Cathedral in Arlington. Because six other deacons will be ordained to the priesthood that day, there will be great crowds and it will be difficult for most people to attend the actual ordination. However, the newly-ordained Father Thomas Cavanaugh will be here at St. Philip Church on Sunday, June 16 to celebrate the 10 am and 4 pm Masses. To give everyone a chance to congratulate Father Cavanaugh and to receive his priestly blessing, there will also be a reception after each of these two Masses. Sometime in June, I plan on writing more about Deacon Thomas and the tremendous blessing he has been to the parish these last 20 months. For now, I encourage you to save the date – June 16 at either 10 am or 4 pm – to attend one of Father Cavanaugh’s Masses here in our church. St. Philip the Apostle – pray for us! Mary, mother of priests – pray for us!
Your servant in Christ,
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