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The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday, December 8

Vigil Mass: Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7pm
Holy Day Masses: 6:30am, 8am, 12pm and 7pm (English); 8:30pm (español)
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation.

"Elwood: The Story of a Catholic World War II Hero"

Author Talk By Sister Lucia Thursday, December 9, 8pm

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist invite all parishioners to “Bringing up Elwood,” a talk by Sister Lucia Treanor, FSE, that focuses on the early years of Captain Elwood Euart, US Army, who gave his life for six soldiers in World War II when their troop ship hit friendly mines in the South Pacific.

Interested in the markers that formed the character of such a self-given man, Sister Lucia is the author of "Elwood: the Story of a Catholic World War II Hero," just released by Our Sunday Visitor Press.

The talk will take place in the Newman Room on Thursday, December 9, at 8 pm.

Lady of Guadalupe Celebration December 11 and 12

Saturday, December 11

7:00 pm, Hayden Hall (cafetería)
“Guadalupe: The Movie”
A movie in Spanish with English subtitles
Snacks and popcorn

Sunday, December 12

6:00 pm, In Church
Skit: The Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe (in Spanish)

6:40 pm
Eucharistic Adoration with a Meditation on the words of
Our Lady of Guadalupe

7:30 pm, outside
Mariachis, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Sweet rolls

St. Philip to Show "The Chosen" Christmas Special Dec. 13

Get Tickets in Advance for "The Messengers" to Guarantee Your Seat

St. Philip will be showing "Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers," a brand-new episode of the hit series is only available in theaters and at select churches, including St. Philip. Join us Monday, Dec. 13, at 8pm in Hayden Hall.

The special movie tells the story of Jesus’ birth through the eyes of Mary and Joseph and also features performances by Christian artists Matt Maher, Phil Wickham, Maverick City Music, For King & Country and others.

Adults are $11, children $9 (plus service fees). Tickets may also be available at the door but we suggest you buy them in advance to guarantee your seat. Space is limited.

Rorate Caeli Masses Saturday Mornings During Advent

In Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Philip Church will have Rorate Caeli Masses Saturdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, at 6:45 a.m. These Masses, offered only during Advent, are celebrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Traditionally they are celebrated at sunrise and are lit only by candlelight.

The Rorate Caeli Masses are also celebrated to help us prepare for Christmas. Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, for whom we wait in joyful hope. The world is mired in the darkness of sorrow and sin, and Christ brings to us the light of hope and mercy. In this way the light of Christ “dawns” on the world every Christmas, and on our hearts and minds every day. For more information, see stphilipsparish.com/rorate-caeli

St. Philip Giving Tree Has Arrived

Bring Gifts Through December 15

St. Philip Giving Tree has arrived and is in the vestibule. Please plan to take an ornament to spread the love of Jesus to others who are less fortunate. The tree is filled with ornaments to help Refugee and Migration Services of the Diocese of Arlington. Get your ornament and gift back to the rectory or place it under the tree in the vestibule by December 15. All of these items can also be found on their Amazon wishlist at ccda.net/mrswishlist. If it is helpful you can order the items from there to be sent directly to the Office of Refugee and Migration Services. Of course you can also bring the item to the vestibule or the rectory.

Take Note

"The Chosen" Watch Party and Discussions Continue Monday Nights

Join us each Monday at 7:45pm in Hayden Hall as we continue to watch and discuss Season 1 of "The Chosen." Each week for 8 weeks we'll watch one episode and have a discussion led by Fr. Will. Refreshments will be served. (Remaining dates are Dec. 6, (no showing Dec. 13 as we show "The Messengers" as a ticketed event), Dec. 20; Jan. 10, 17, 24).

Arlington Diocese Begins Multi-Year Anniversary Celebration

November 2024 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Arlington-our Golden Jubilee. Beginning with Advent 2021, the next two years are designated as preparatory years for the Jubilee, followed by the Golden Jubilee year itself. Each year will have a different theme, rooted in the foundational truths of the Catholic Faith, with a steadfast focus on evangelization and works of mercy. A list of events and other Golden Jubilee information is available at arlingtondiocese.org/jublieehome

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Daily Mass

Monday - Friday: 8am and 7pm
Saturday: 8:00 am

Vigil Mass

Saturday at 5:30pm

Sunday Mass

8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:00 pm in English
2:00 & 4:00 pm in Spanish

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10:00 am (English); 2:00 pm (Spanish)

Confession Schedule

Sunday 1:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am
Friday 8:30 am; 3:30 & 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am & 4:00 pm

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6 pm


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3 pm - 6:30 pm; 7:30-8:30 pm

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