Peace to you from the rectory! It gives me great joy to welcome you to the new St. Philip Parish Website! Please see this updated website as a window to the parish, giving you a chance to peer in and find out all that is happening at St. Philip Church. Likewise, this website seeks to follow the example of our patron, St. Philip the Apostle, who brought a future apostle to meet Jesus with the words “Come and see” (Jn 1:47). It is my hope that through our website, St. Philip Parish will help you encounter Jesus, too.
To aid you in the process, we have partnered with Our Sunday Visitor, a Roman Catholic publishing company which for over 100 years has been in the media business, promoting the Catholic Faith via newspapers, periodicals, books, pamphlets, catechetical materials, and more recently, social media. In addition to information about St. Philip Parish, the site contains content on Catholic Sacraments, beliefs and initiation. Moreover, the site is up-to-date with ongoing reflections by Pope Francis, prayer meditations on the daily Mass readings, and timely articles on all aspects of Catholic life. This is the kind of site you could make as your homepage – a place to keep informed on both parish happenings and those of the Universal Church.
Our new website is accessible on computer, phone, or tablet, so no matter what you have, you can go online to get information on St. Philip Parish. I am very grateful to Deacon Cong Nguyen, who for years has kept our website running, and to parishioner Mrs. Vicky Dobbin, who has overseen the design of the updated website, and is our new webmaster. Thanks to Deacon Cong, we have an online presence; thanks to Vicky, this presence has been ushered into the 21st century. Both have worked hard to make the St. Philip Parish Website an instrument for sharing the joy we have with the Lord Jesus in the Catholic Church. May this updated website help you and many others encounter Jesus, who is “the way, the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6). St. Philip the Apostle – pray for us!
Your servant in Christ,
Fr. Denis M. Donahue, Pastor
St. Philip Catholic Church