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We are planning to livestream Palm Sunday Mass this Sunday at 10 in English and 2pm in Spanish. Please check our Facebook page for more information.

Estamos planeando transmitir la Misa del Domingo de Ramos este domingo a las 10 en inglés y a las 2 pm en español. Por favor, consulte nuestra página de Facebook para más información.

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We're here for you and your family during this crisis. Videos from Fr. Donahue, Fr. Will, Deacon James and Fr. Riley.
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A Message from Fr. Donahue

April 2, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

In these times of difficulty, I want to brighten you day with the great news that Deacon James Waalkes has received his call from Bishop Burbidge to be ordained to the Priesthood. The date set for his Ordination is sometime after June 10, 2020, when Governor Northam’s “stay at home” order is lifted. As soon as we have a firm date we will let you know so we can all celebrate this great event. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating Deacon James on this and in thanking him for his wonderful service here at St. Philip. We will not forget the way he has embraced this parish, nor will we ever hear the song “Old MacDonald” without thinking of him! Congratulations Deacon James – may God bless you as a Catholic Priest! Since Deacon James’ ordination is not until this summer, he will remain with us until the end of May.

I also want to highlight that Governor Northam’s recent “stay at home” order does permit the visiting of places of worship. Accordingly, St. Philip Church remains open; only keep in mind social distancing and the 10-person limit.

It was my hope that I would be able to open an outdoor confessional during Holy Week, but prudence indicates that I need to keep self-quarantined even from outdoor conversations to avoid complicating my delicate health. This is a great disappointment, as hearing Confessions is one of my favorite activities as a priest, especially during Holy Week. While my disappointment is great, so also is my gratitude to Fr. Will and Fr. Riley for the many hours of Confession they have been offering these last two weeks. I am so glad they are caring for you with this most important Sacrament.

Speaking of Fr. Riley, have you seen the continuation of the parish mission he began on March 14? I highly recommend that you have a look – his presentations are a goldmine of spiritual direction in this extraordinary time. So far he has done four presentations, all of which are posted prominently on our website. St. Philip the Apostle – pray for us!

Your servant in Christ, Fr. Donahue

 

2 de abril, 2020

Estimados Feligreses,

En estos momentos de dificultad, quiero alegrarles el día con la gran noticia de que el Diácono James Waalkes recibió su llamado del Obispo Burbidge para ser ordenado al Sacerdocio. La fecha establecida para su ordenación es en algún momento posterior al 10 de junio de 2020, cuando se levanta la orden de "quedarse en casa" del Gobernador Northam. Tan pronto como tengamos una fecha firme, le informaremos para que todos podamos celebrar este gran evento. Mientras tanto, acompáñeme para felicitar al Diácono James y agradecerle por su maravilloso servicio aquí en San Felipe. No olvidaremos la forma en que el acogió esta parroquia, ¡ni escucharemos la canción "Old MacDonald" sin pensar en él! Felicitaciones Diácono James: ¡que Dios lo bendiga como sacerdote católico! Dado que la ordenación de Diácono James no es hasta este verano, él permanecerá con nosotros hasta finales de mayo.

También quiero resaltar que la reciente orden de "quedarse en casa" del Gobernador Northam sí permite visitar lugares de culto. En consecuencia, la Iglesia de San Felipe permanece abierta, solo tenga en cuenta el distanciamiento social y el límite de 10 personas.

Yo tenía la esperanza de poder abrir un confesionario al aire libre durante la Semana Santa, pero la prudencia indica que necesito mantenerme en cuarentena incluso en conversaciones al aire libre para evitar complicar mi delicada salud. Esta es una gran decepción, ya que escuchar Confesiones es una de mis actividades favoritas como sacerdote, especialmente durante la Semana Santa. Si bien mi decepción es grande, también lo es mi gratitud al Padre Will y al Padre Riley por las muchas horas de Confesión que han estado ofreciendo estas últimas dos semanas. Estoy muy contento de que ellos les estén cuidando con este Sacramento tan importante.

Hablando del Padre Riley, ¿has visto la continuación de la misión parroquial que comenzó el 14 de marzo? Le recomiendo que eche un vistazo – sus presentaciones son una mina de oro de dirección espiritual en este momento extraordinario. Hasta ahora ha realizado cuatro presentaciones en inglés, todas las cuales están publicadas de manera destacada en nuestro sitio web. San Felipe Apóstol – ¡ruega por nosotros!

Su servidor en Cristo, Padre Denis


NO MASS… HOW ABOUT   MERCY?

“FOR THIS IS THE TIME TO HAVE MERCY”

PSALM 102:13

BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN JESUS…

WE ARE SO SORRY THAT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO JOIN WITH YOU TO OFFER THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS DURING THIS TIME.

ALTHOUGH YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE BREAD OF LIFE FOR A WHILE… WHY NOT CONSIDER RECEIVING JESUS’ MERCY IN THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION?

WE PRIESTS OF ST. PHILIP’S ARE PLEASED TO OFFER MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONFESSION DURING THE WEEK.

DEACON JAMES WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU IN FORMING LINES AND WAITING IN A SAFE AND REFLECTIVE MANNER.

MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU HIS PEACE AND JOY AND HOLY HOPE!

SINCERELY IN HIM…

MERCY on the MOVE!

 

SPECIAL CONFESSION HOURS

          WE WILL BE READY AND WAITING FOR YOU AT ASSIGNED TIMES—BUT ONLY AS LONG AS THERE IS A LINE.  WHEN THE LINE GIVES OUT, WE WILL BE OFF AND ABOUT OUR FATHER’S BUSINESS.  SO PLEASE BE PROMPT!  WE WOULD NOT WANT YOU TO MISS HIS MERCY!

          FR. WILL CAN HEAR IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH; FR. RILEY—ENGLISH ONLY!

FRI               9:30 AM       FR. WILL
                     1:00 PM       FR. RILEY
                     7:30 PM       FRS. WILL & RILEY

 

 

SAT              9:00 AM       FR. RILEY
                     4:00 PM       FRS. WILL & RILEY
                     7:00 PM       FRS. WILL & RILEY

N.B.   PLEASE DON’T FORGET RRR: REMEMBER RILEY’S RULE
                     THE BIGGER YOUR SINS, THE SMALLER THE PENANCE!
                                THE SMALLER YOUR SINS, THE BIGGER THE PENANCE!


This Light is STILL On! Come to Confession

To keep everyone safe while going to Confession, we have designated Rooms 1 and 2 as our new confessionals, and Fr. Will and Deacon James have made a tutorial video with instructions on going to confession in such a way that social distancing (see below) is maintained and everyone’s health is respected.

Watch the video: Fr. Will and Deacon James - The Light is STILL On!


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[tambien en ingles Y español: (ñ)]

Sunday: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 1:30pm(ñ), 4pm(ñ)
Monday: 7am(ñ), 3:30pm, 7pm
Tuesday: 11am, 1pm, 7pm(ñ)
Wednesday: 7am(ñ), 6:30pm-8pm(ñ)
Thursday: 9am, 4pm, 7pm
Friday: 9:30am(ñ), 1pm, 7:30pm(ñ)
Saturday: 9am, 4pm(ñ), 7pm(ñ)


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Spiritual Communion Prayer

To be prayed when you cannot attend Sunday Mass

"My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart ... I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen"


St. Philip on YouTube!

We're here for you and your family during this crisis. Videos from Fr. Donahue, Fr. Will and Deacon James.


Mass Schedule

Canceled Until Further Notice

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

Adoration

Canceled Until Further Notice

Friday: 7:45-8:45pm
First Friday: 9:30am-11:30am, then 7:30pm overnight through 8:30am Saturday
(Overnight Schedule)

First Fridays

Canceled Until Further Notice

Confession: 9:45-10:30am & 7:45-8pm
Adoration: 9:45am Friday -8:30am Saturday
(Overnight Schedule)


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