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Bishop Burbidge to Help Us Celebrate
Our 60th Anniversary on August 13

Peace to you from the Rectory! 2022 is a big year for St. Philip – this year the parish turns 60 years old! To celebrate, Bishop Burbidge will be here for a bilingual Mass on Saturday, August 13 at 5:30 pm, followed by a meal for the whole parish. I hope everyone can attend. We are even making efforts to invite long-time parishioners who have moved out of the parish. If you have any suggestions on contacting individuals who have moved, please let me know. Already I have sent out invitations to all the priests, deacons and seminarians who have served here, as well as Sisters of St. Joseph who worked in our school and Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist who have lived in our convent.

The only proviso for attending the parish dinner is that you obtain a free ticket -- available after the July 30/31 and Aug. 6/7 Sunday Masses and from the parish office. By issuing these free tickets, we will be able to keep track of the number of expected guests. It will be great to be together next month as we celebrate six decades of Catholic faith and fellowship here in Falls Church at St. Philip Parish, so I hope you can come.

Take Note

Win Two Handmade Adirondack Chairs

St. Philip WorkCamp participants made Adirondack chairs as part of our tool training. These beautiful chairs are now available through a raffle to benefit St. Philip youth participation in work camp. Tickets ($5 for 1 ticket; $10 for 5 tickets) are for sale after Sunday Masses. The drawing will take place during our 60th anniversary parish celebration August 13.

Celebrating A Golden or Silver Wedding Anniversary This Year?

Were you married in 1972 or 1997? Then join Bishop Michael F. Burbidge for the 2022 Mass for Jubilarians to be celebrated on Sunday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. Contact the parish office to register no later than October 3rd. For more info, visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/MJM.

Gifts for Seminarian Education Endowment Fund (SEEF)

Please support our seminarians and SEEF, a permanent endowment fund established in 2011. SEEF's income provides funding for annual seminarian expenses such as room, board, tuition, health insurance and books, which total almost $45,000 per seminarian. Please give generously! To donate, make checks payable to: “Foundation for the CDA - SEEF.” Mail to: The Foundation, 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 811, Arlington, VA 22203. Contact John French at john.french@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-3819 with questions.

Volunteer Teachers and Tutors Urgently Needed!

Help refugees and immigrants in your community! Education and Workforce Development of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington is seeking teachers, co-teachers, and tutors for ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), Citizenship, GED Prep, Computer Literacy, IT (CompTIA), ESOL for Childcare. We are accepting volunteers for in-person classes in Manassas, Woodbridge, Falls Church and Sterling. Online classes are also available! Commit to teach once or twice a week for 12 weeks. We provide training, and the curriculum and resources. No second language necessary! Classes begin in August and September. If interested, call the Education and Workforce Development at 571-208-1572 or email Cathilic Charities at ewd@ccda.net.

Law Enforcement Professionals Needed for St. Philip Security Ministry

St. Philip seeks current or retired law enforcement professionals and first responders to join our volunteer church security team. The team works closely with Fr. Donahue, our ushers, and the Fairfax County Police Department to monitor concerns and raise awareness relating to the peace and safety of all who attend here. Please contact the business manager if interested.

Work for St. Philip

Job Title: Facilities Manager Assistant (Maintenance Coordinator)
Part-time but could lead to full-time position; Hourly rate based on experience; Work schedule includes weekends and evenings; on-call rotations. Schedule determined at discretion of the Facility Manager. Job Description: Assists Facility Manager in maintaining the cleanliness and upkeep of the physical plant and grounds of St. Philip Parish. Basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical a plus. Background check required. See full job description here.

Hungry Children Need Your Help

Summertime means more leisure activities for kids, but also less food security. Catholic Charities St. Lucy Food Project needs shelf stable milk, individual fruit cups, microwavable Chef Boyardee meals, and macaroni & cheese. Please help by donating to any one of its pantry locations of Christ House (131 S West St, Alexandria), Loudoun Regional Office (113 Executive Dr, Building #2, Suite 110, Sterling), Loaves & Fishes (613 N Royal Ave, Front Royal), or St. Lucy Warehouse (8426-28 Kao Circle, Manassas) during regular donation hours or give virtually here. Visit www.ccda.net or email Lori.Sikra@ccda.net with questions or drop-off hours.

Food Pantry Needs

Thanks to the generosity of the St. Philip Community, our shelves are mostly stocked. However we are in desperate need of the following: oil, cereal, coffee, tea, and juice. You can drop off items at at the collection box in the church or order items through our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered to us. Again, thank you for you continued support. As a reminder, the Food Pantry is open for food distribution on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month starting at 8:30am. Please email eac2427@gmail.com for more information.

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

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9:00 am & 11:00 am in English
1:00 pm in Spanish
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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
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Sundays 6 pm


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

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Augus 5-6

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