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First Friday Adoration this Weekend

"The greatest love story of all time
is contained in a tiny white Host."
- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Come and spend some time in adoration with Our Lord and let him pour his love, grace and mercy over you! Adoration begins Friday, October 7, at 3pm, which is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and continues through the night pausing briefly for the 7pm Friday Mass. Benediction and Reposition will occur Saturday morning at 7:30am.

  • Signing up for a time slot ensures that someone is always present with Our Lord as he is exposed on the altar.

Please be aware that there will be some periods of praise and worship during overnight Adoration. Please see the Adoration schedule for details. If you are not familiar with the practice of adoration, we supply a handy guide and other reading materials in the vestibule. All you need to do to adore is to show up in the Church sometime on First Friday - for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, whatever you can spare.

Heaven in Your Home Dinner This Saturday, Oct. 8

You’re invited - your kids too - to meet up with other Catholic families to build community and support one another in making home a little taste of heaven for the renewal of faith and culture. Come hear a brief presentation on an aspect of Catholic family life and share in small group conversations while kids play. Child care will be available.

The small group conversations are then followed by dinner, dessert and fellowship! This is a Heaven in Your Home free event for the whole family (single parents welcome) on Saturday from 5-7pm in Hayden Hall.

Mark your calendars for the future dates: Nov. 12, Jan. 14, and Feb. 18. Come to share and support one another in building up faith-filled, well-run, and joyful homes!

Moms and Babies Saved!

Five (5!) moms and their babies have been saved by this fall's campaign of prayer and fasting, which continues through Sunday, November 6.

Weekly Prayer: Please join us for a pro-life rosary after the 11am mass on Sundays or the 7pm mass on Mondays. On Tuesdays, from 9-10 am, Fr. Briggs will lead St. Philip parishioners in prayer at the vigil site, 900 S. Washington St. Please join us!

Midpoint Rally: On Sunday, October 16, you are invited to join us in Hayden Hall from 2-4 pm to meet other prolife prayer warriors, learn more about resources for abortion vulnerable moms, and be inspired to finish the 40 Days for Life fall campaign strong.

Please consider taking part in one or more of these opportunities to be a witness to the sanctity of human life. For more information, go to 40daysforlife.com or contact Susan Migliore at 703-538-2143.

Youth Ministry Corner

Youth, Family & Seniors Game "Night" Monday, October 10, 1-3pm

On this federal holiday, join youth, family, and seniors to play favorite games and enjoy snacks together in Hayden Hall.

Family Work Day: Saturday, October 22, 2-4pm

Families are welcome to celebrate the Memorial of St. John Paul II and carve pumpkins together on the convent lawn.

Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk Oct. 15

St. Philip has reserved tickets ($5 each) for youth and families for the "Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk" at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg. We will meet at the Shrine (339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9297) at 5:30pm for refreshments together before our 6:20pm tour. Please contact Sister Marie Benedict by Monday, Oct. 3, to reserve your tickets. Youth without a parent will need a permission form for transportation from the parish.

Young Sacristans Volunteer Opportunity

Girls who have received their First Holy Communion are welcome to join us to prepare the church environment for prayer and worship, followed by refreshments, prayer, and discussion in the Youth Room (Room 4). We begin with 8am Mass on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (resuming September 17) and conclude by 10:30am. Moms are also welcome!

Take Note

Catholic Business Network Meeting Oct. 19

Please join the Alexandria-Springfield Chapter of the Catholic Business Network on Wednesday, October 19 for an evening of networking with fellow Catholic business people at Samuel Becketts, 2800 South Randolph Rd., Arlington (Shirlington) VA, from 5:30-7:30pm. Cost : $20 includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar at Happy Hour prices. RSVP at CBNNoVa.org in the “Upcoming Events” column. Pre-registration and pre-payment are preferred, although check and cash payment will be accepted at the door. For questions, contact Paula Potoczak.

"The Chosen" Viewing and Disscussion Monday Nights

Join St. Philip parishioners to watch (or rewatch) "The Chosen" video series. We meet each Monday in the Newman Room (next to Hayden Hall) after the 7pm Mass. After watcing the week's episode, we'll have time for a brief sharing/discussion of points that moved us and inspired us. We often bring snacks and drinks to share. Bring a notebook, come as you are, bring a friend or family member and enjoy.

Eucharistic Symposium with Archbishop Chaput October 22

His Excellency the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge cordially invites you to attend a Eucharistic Symposium led by His Excellency the Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, highlighting the Year of the Eucharist of the Diocesan Golden Jubilee. "Do this in remembrance of me" will be held on Saturday, October 22, 9am to 12:15pm, at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More. The event is free but registration is required and space is limited. Learn more at Jubilee.arlingtondiocese.org

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Daily Mass

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

Vigil Mass

Saturday at 5:30pm

Sunday Mass

9:00 am & 11:00 am in English
1:00 pm in Spanish
4:00 pm Bilingual

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11:00 am (English); 1:00 pm (Spanish)

Confession Schedule

Sunday 12:30 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

Also available by appointment.

Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sundays 6 pm


Every Friday

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

First Friday Adoration

October 7-8

3-6:30 pm; 7:30 pm through 7:30 am Saturday
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