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40 Days for Life


Help St. Philip Stand With 40 Days for Life

40 Days for LifeParishioners Needed November 3-5, 7am to 7pm


This Fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign is going on NOW, Sept. 27-Nov. 5! Please consider praying outside of the Falls Church abortion clinic at 900 S. Washington Street one or more hours during the 40 Days campaign.

  • St. Philip Parish has committed to pray at this site on Friday, November 3, Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Please join us!

There are sign-up sheets in the vestibule, or you can just show up.

For more information, please contact Margo Graham, at (703) 536-6959 or margo_graham@cox.net.

Vision and Mission

40 Days for Life is a national pro-life campaign with a vision to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 days of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.

Location: Falls Church Healthcare Center, 900 S. Washington St. (Lee Highway), Falls Church.
There is unrestricted parking on West Cameron Road (one block east of the abortion site, on the other side of the 7-11 store). From 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday, a permit is required on George Mason Road and Greenway Road (the clinic is between these roads). At all other times, parking is unrestricted on George Mason Road and Greenway Road. Please be mindful of the parking restrictions!


Corpus Christi School Update

Dear Parishioners,

Peace to you from the rectory! It is my pleasure to announce an exciting new chapter in the ministry of Catholic education in Falls Church: Corpus Christi School – the interparish school for St. Anthony and St. Philip parishes – is going to transition into two unique schools, St. Anthony’s parish school and St. Philip’s parish school, effective July 1, 2018.

Although this is a change, the special relationship we have with St. Anthony Parish will continue as we support one another as diocesan Catholic schools.

The re-establishment of the two parish schools is oriented towards enhancing parish identity and pastoral care at the parishes, which in turn should help deepen the connection between parish and school life. This pastoral decision to re-establish the two schools was reached after two years of discussion with the Office of Catholic Schools and is supported by Bishop Burbidge. Beginning in July 2018, the Early Childhood Center on this campus will bear the parish name and be under the auspices of St. Philip Parish.

Regarding practical issues, the bus will continue to shuttle students between parishes and extended day programs for K-8 students will be offered at both schools. In addition, the combined school board with members from both parishes will continue to meet as one body even through the 2018-2019 academic year to assist during this time of transition.

Ms. Nora Buçaj and Mrs. Ann Stich, the principal and vice-principal of Corpus Christi School, respectively, along with Fr. Zuberbueler, the pastor of St. Anthony Parish, and I will be meeting with school parents in the next two weeks to address questions and feedback. If you also have comments or questions for me, feel free to pass them along.

As we undertake this transition, I ask for your prayers and continued support. St. Anthony Parish has had Catholic education for over 60 years; St. Philip for over 50; together our two parishes have been blessed with an interparish school for nearly 30 years. With this new chapter in Catholic education, I see an even more profound deepening of the Catholic faith and flourishing of our two parishes in years to come. St. Philip the Apostle – pray for us!

Your servant in Christ, 
Fr. Denis M. Donahue, Pastor

Estimados Feligreses,

¡Paz desde la rectoría! Es un placer para mí anunciar un nuevo capítulo emocionante en el ministerio de educación católica en Falls Church: la Escuela Corpus Christi – la escuela interpares para las parroquias de San Antonio y San Felipe – se convertirá en dos escuelas únicas, la escuela parroquial de San Antonio y la escuela parroquial de San Felipe, a partir del 1 de julio de 2018.

Aunque esto es un cambio, la relación especial que tenemos con la Parroquia de San Antonio continuará mientras nos apoyamos unos a otros como escuelas católicas diocesanas.

El restablecimiento de las dos escuelas parroquiales está orientado a mejorar la identidad parroquial y la atención pastoral en las parroquias, lo que a su vez debería ayudar a profundizar la conexión entre la vida parroquial y escolar. Esta decisión pastoral para restablecer las dos escuelas se alcanzó después de dos años de discusión con la Oficina de Escuelas Católicas y cuenta con el apoyo del Obispo Burbidge. A partir de julio de 2018, el Centro de la Primera Infancia en este campus llevará el nombre de la parroquia y estará bajo los auspicios de la Parroquia de San Felipe.

En cuanto a los asuntos prácticos, el autobús continuará lanzando a los estudiantes entre las parroquias y se ofrecerán programas de día extendido para estudiantes de K-8 en ambas escuelas. Además, la junta escolar combinada con miembros de ambas parroquias seguirá reuniéndose como un solo cuerpo, incluso durante el año académico 2018-2019 para ayudar durante este tiempo de transición.

Srta. Nora Buçaj y Sra. Ann Stich, la directora y vicedirectora de la Escuela Corpus Christi, respectivamente, junto con el P. Zuberbueler, el párroco de la Parroquia de San Antonio, y yo nos reuniremos con los padres de la escuela en las próximas dos semanas para responder preguntas y comentarios. Si también tienen comentarios o preguntas para mí, siéntanse libre de pasarlas.

Al emprender esta transición, pido sus oraciones y apoyo continuo. La Parroquia de San Antonio ha tenido educación católica por más de 60 años; San Felipe por más de 50 años; juntos nuestras dos parroquias han sido bendecidas con una escuela interpares por casi 30 años. Con este nuevo capítulo en la educación católica, veo una profundización aún más profunda de la fe católica y el florecimiento de nuestras dos parroquias en los años venideros. San Felipe el Apóstol – ¡ruega por nosotros!

Su siervo en Cristo,
Fr. Denis M. Donahue, Párroco


Poor BoxOur Poor Box is Empty!

Donations help those with emergency needs.

Do you know how your donations to the St. Philip Poor Box are used? Funds help our parishioners and neighbors with in urgent financial need. People to come us after a job loss, an accident that leaves them out of work, or other life-altering event.

We provide gift cards for food and gasoline, pay utility and medical bills, or help out when people are short on rent money. But the need is always greater than the resources, and right now, our Poor Box is empty.

Please consider dropping cash or a check into one of our Poor Boxes located at the back of the vestibule on either side of the Church doors, or bring your monetary donation by the office. Some generous parishioners donate monthly through Parish Giving, our e-giving service. Thank you for your generosity.


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RE Director Position Available

St. Philip is seeking applications for a bilingual (English/Spanish required) Director of Religious Education.
Details here.


Mass Schedule

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: 9:30am Fridayy -- 8:30am Saturday
(Overnight Schedule)

Confession

Wednesday: 7:30-8:45pm
Friday: 9:30-10am
Saturday: 4-5pm &
7-8pm
Sunday: 1:30-2pm
First Friday: 7:30-8pm
Also available by appointment.

First Fridays

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


Office Hours

Sunday: 10am-1:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am-9pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: Closed

Parish Events

Oct 23

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Oct 23

RCIA

Monday, 7:30 PM

RCIA
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. 
Oct 26

Genesis to Jesus Bible Study

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Genesis to Jesus Bible Study
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  A parish-based Bible study incorporating live presentation by trained teachers, multimedia, and small group discussion.
Oct 30

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

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

RCIA

Monday, 7:30 PM

RCIA
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. 
Nov 1

CAN: Christians Are Networking

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

CAN: Christians Are Networking
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 PM
  An all-volunteer ministry, free and open to everyone, CAN provides a supportive environment where those seeking employment.
Nov 2

Genesis to Jesus Bible Study

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Genesis to Jesus Bible Study
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  A parish-based Bible study incorporating live presentation by trained teachers, multimedia, and small group discussion.
Nov 3

First Friday Adoration

Friday, 9:30 AM

First Friday Adoration
Time: Friday, 9:30 AM
  9:30am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and ending with Benediction at 8:30am the next morning.
Nov 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.
Nov 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.
Nov 6

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Nov 6

RCIA

Monday, 7:30 PM

RCIA
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. 
Nov 9

Genesis to Jesus Bible Study

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Genesis to Jesus Bible Study
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  A parish-based Bible study incorporating live presentation by trained teachers, multimedia, and small group discussion.
Nov 11

Baptisms

Saturday, 10:30 AM

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

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

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

 

 
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