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2017 March for Life


The March for Life and “The Power of One”

Dear Parishioners,

Peace to you from the rectory. Forty-four years ago, on January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand, which in turn has led to the deaths of over 60 million children in this country along with the heartbreak and regret of countless mothers, fathers and siblings. Ever since that tragic decision, the March for Life has been held to mark this day with a call to reverse the greatest civil rights violation in history.

This year the 44th March for Life will take place on January 27, 2017, and St. Philip Parish will participate by filling a bus and sending marchers to Washington, DC. If you would like to attend, please sign-up on the sheet in the church vestibule or contact the rectory office.

The theme for this year’s March is “The Power of One, emphasizing the influence one individual can have on behalf of life. Our parish will also be hosting a Baby Bottle Drive next weekend, January 28/29, where every parishioner will have the chance to take home a baby bottle, to be returned the following week filled with cash, coins, or, best of all, a large check.

The monies collected will go to A Best Choice Ultrasound and Pregnancy Resource Center, headed by Angela Clark, whom we have supported in years past. You may recall that Angela oversees a mobile ultrasound unit that goes on the road, especially to college campuses, to assist women at risk for having an abortion. The funds we collect next weekend will go to support Angela’s operations.

Since one of the most effective ways to preserve preborn life has been for the mother or the couple to see their baby’s ultrasound, the funds we gather next weekend will go directly to the saving of preborn lives.

With these two important events on the horizon – the March for Life this coming Friday and our Baby Bottle Drive next weekend – I want to encourage your involvement in both for the sake of protecting babies in the womb.

St. Philip the Apostle – pray for us!

Your servant in Christ, Fr. Donahue


Couple’s Night Out to Celebrate the Great Gift of Marriage

Peace to you from the rectory.

During these past weeks, as we celebrated the Christmas Holidays and began this New Year, we have had many opportunities to reflect on God’s many gifts. One gift that has been on my heart and mind recently is the great gift of Marriage. This is a profound mystery, as Saint Paul tells us in his letter to the Ephesians, which reflects the love of Christ and His Church. To honor this mystery the Church elevates the union of Marriage to one of her Seven Sacraments, and by doing so the Church reminds us that Marriage is not simply something important, but something holy.

As we move into 2017 the Parish of Saint Philip will seek to honor this Sacrament, and also honor those who have committed themselves to God and to each other. On Saturday, February 18 (four days after Valentine’s Day), we will host a Couple’s Night Out here at the Church. This is a great opportunity to relax, enjoy time with each other, and meet other couples in the Parish!

The event will begin at 6:30pm, ending around 9:30pm, and include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, wine, music and a presentation on the gift of the Sacrament of Marriage. The event is free, but space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible (RSVP must be in by February 3).


St. Philip Has a New e-Giving Provider

In an effort to be the best stewards of your financial gifts, we have we have changed our online giving provider from Faith Direct to Parish Giving.

Parish Giving is a leading provider of secure, user-friendly online giving systems specializing in religious and charitable organizations. We hope you will find that using the Parish Giving program will be more convenient. You maintain full control over your account so that you can change your offering as needed. You will be able to generate a giving report, contribute to Christmas and other special collections, and change the method and/or timing of the billing.

Please enroll as soon as possible. Your account with our previous provider, Faith Direct, is no longer accepting your donations and offertory.



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Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30pm
Sunday: 8am, 10am & noon (English)
2pm & 4pm (Spanish)
Weekdays: 9am & 7pm
Saturday: 9am

Adoration

Wednesday: 7:30-8:15pm
First Friday: 9:30-10:30am &
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(Overnight Schedule)

Confession

Wednesday: 7:30-8:15pm
Friday: 9:30-10am
Saturday: 4-5pm &
7-8pm
Sunday: 1:30-2pm
First Friday: 7:30-8pm
Also available by appointment.

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Confession: 9:30-10:30am & 7:30-8pm
Adoration: 9:30-10:30am &
7:30pm-8:30am Saturday (overnight)

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Sunday: 10am-2pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am-9pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: Closed


Parish Calendar

Jan 26

Drawing from the Well: Prayer and Meditation for Moms

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Drawing from the Well: Prayer and Meditation for Moms
Time: Thursday, 7:00 PM
Location: Room 4
  This winter, St. Philip’s invites all moms to pause from the constant demands of parenting for an evening prayer series featuring a speaker, free child care and time for prayer and fellowship.
Jan 26

“The Bible and the Sacraments” Bible Study

Thursday, 7:30 PM

“The Bible and the Sacraments” Bible Study
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Six-week Bible study looks at each of the seven sacraments, seeking to understand where they come from, what they mean, and why they are so important and foundational to our faith.
Jan 30

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Feb 2

“The Bible and the Sacraments” Bible Study

Thursday, 7:30 PM

“The Bible and the Sacraments” Bible Study
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Six-week Bible study looks at each of the seven sacraments, seeking to understand where they come from, what they mean, and why they are so important and foundational to our faith.
Feb 3

First Friday Adoration (morning)

Friday, 9:30 AM

First Friday Adoration (morning)
Time: Friday, 9:30 AM
  9:30am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and ending with Benediction at 10:30am in the Church.
Feb 3

First Friday Adoration (evening)

Friday, 7:30 PM

First Friday Adoration (evening)
Time: Friday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  All Night Adoration begins right after the 7pm Mass and ends at 8:30am Saturday. Come spend some time in prayer before the Lord.
Feb 4

Food Pantry Open

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Food Pantry Open
Time: Saturday, 10:00 AM
Location: Church Parking Lot
  The St. Philip Food Pantry is open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-11:30am. Donations and volunteers are always needed.
Feb 4

Baptism Class

Saturday, 10:30 AM

Baptism Class
Time: Saturday, 10:30 AM
Location: Room 5
  Baptismal Class are held the first Saturday of each month at 10:30am at Room 5.
Feb 5

RCIA Inquiry Series: The Third Commandment

Sunday, 6:00 PM

RCIA Inquiry Series: The Third Commandment
Time: Sunday, 6:00 PM
Location: Room 5
  What does it mean to worship God? What does it mean to honor God? Why should we do that? Join our monthly discussion for adults looking for answers about God, faith, religion, mercy and their place in the world.
Feb 6

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Feb 9

“The Bible and the Sacraments” Bible Study

Thursday, 7:30 PM

“The Bible and the Sacraments” Bible Study
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Six-week Bible study looks at each of the seven sacraments, seeking to understand where they come from, what they mean, and why they are so important and foundational to our faith.
Feb 11

Baptisms

Saturday, 10:30 AM

Baptisms
Time: Saturday, 10:30 AM
  Please call the Parish Office to make arrangements.
Feb 13

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Feb 16

“The Bible and the Sacraments” Bible Study

Thursday, 7:30 PM

“The Bible and the Sacraments” Bible Study
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Six-week Bible study looks at each of the seven sacraments, seeking to understand where they come from, what they mean, and why they are so important and foundational to our faith.
 

 

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