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Abuse Scandal Discussion Wednesday, Aug. 28

Adults-Only Meeting at 7:45 pm in Hayden Hall


Dear Parishioners,
Peace to you from the rectory. I do hope this letter finds you enjoying the final weeks of summer. It pains me to interrupt your joy to write regarding an incredibly shameful and painful subject, the clerical sex abuse scandal.

I want to draw your attention to a document written recently by Bishop Robert Barron, Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis. You may be familiar with Bishop Barron as the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and from his movie reviews and commentaries on YouTube. For the last four years, Bishop Barron has also been an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Given that this clerical scandal is like a terrible wound that just won’t heal – but nonetheless needs to be treated – Bishop Barron’s letter provides an opportunity to address the issue more comprehensively than is typically possible in a Sunday Mass homily. So 300 copies of this letter – 200 in English and 100 in Spanish – are now available for parishioners on the vestibule pamphlet rack in the church. You can also read it online.

I encourage you to take one and read it. I also invite you to attend an adults-only meeting on Wednesday, August 28, at 7:45 pm in Hayden Hall with Fr. Will, Deacon James, and me, to discuss the contents of the letter. While I don’t anticipate this being a very enjoyable evening, I think it will be helpful in putting this horrific situation in perspective, so I encourage as many as possible to attend.

St. Philip the Apostle – pray for us! 

Your servant in Christ, Fr. Donahue


August "VISIONS" Offers New Look at Van Gogh

Thursday, Aug. 22, after the 9am Mass


The monthly VISIONS series continues with a program "No Blue Without Yellow: The Life and Art of Vincent van Gogh." The event is presented by Cana Academy.

“When one labours at difficult work and strives for good results, one fights the good fight, the reward of which, surely, is already this: that one is preserved from much that is evil.” — Vincent Van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Theo

Vincent Wilhem van Gogh did not take up the serious study of art until the age of 28, and he would die less than 10 years later. However, during his short career, he would become one of the most prolific artists of all time. Despite a life marked by spiritual unrest, physical ailment, and personal tragedy, Van Gogh managed to create nearly 900 paintings and countless drawings, along the way developing his distinctive and beautiful style. 

The presenter is Helen DeCelles-Zwerneman, Operations Manager, Webmaster, and Artistic Director for Cana Academy. 

VISIONS is held after the 9am Mass in room 2. All are welcome for refreshments and the presentation. 


Counting Down to the Parish Festival

Mark Your Calendar for Saturday, September 28


Activities are already well under way this year's St. Philip Parish Festival. Check this website for regular updates as we count down to are largest annual event.

The Donation Shed is Open

The parish is now accepting donations in support of two Parish Festival fundraising activities – the Silent Auction and St. Philip’s Attic.

Your donation of new or gently used items will be auctioned or sold at the Parish Festival. The proceeds will be used to support parish ministries. Most items may be dropped off inside the shed behind the convent, while fragile or expensive items should be brought to the Rectory office during business hours.

Leadership Volunteer Managers Needed for Silent Auction and St. Phillip's Attic

  • For the Silent Auction, managers will set up auction rooms with volunteers, prepare promotional listings, and manage room volunteers on festival day.
  • For St. Phillip's Attic, managers will sort/organize donated items with volunteers before the festival, then manage the sales staff on festival day.

Contact Suzanne Webb  questions about donations or if you would like learn more about leadership roles.

Parish Festival Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Are you a business owner? Looking for ways to help support the festival? Consider sponsoring the Parish Festival. More than 3,000 people attended the festival last year. Sponsorship is a cost-effective way to get your company in front of a lot of prospective customers and inform fellow parishioners about your business.

Sponsorships starts at just $250, and many options are available. Contact Suzanne Webb or Brad Keelor.

Please continue to pray to the Holy Spirit for inspiration on how you can help the parish and our festival.


Ready to Come Home to the Catholic Church?

Take the next step with RCIA


Are you someone, or do you know someone, who

  • Is interested in learning more about what it means to be Catholic? 
  • Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic? 
  • Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of the Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. 

You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your concerns, your hopes and your journey in a warm, accepting setting. 

RCIA will start in September. For information, please contact email RE@stphilipsparish.com or call the rectory at 703-573-3808.


Take Note

"Living the Faith" Adult Education Series Starts Sept. 5

Talks by Sr. Mary Timothy Prokes will being Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:45pm in room 5. The first topic will be A Gospel Road Map for Living Authentically in a Chaotic World . The monthly sereis will be held on select Thursdays through June 2020. See a the full schedule at stphilipsparish.com/Living-the-Faith.

Religious Education Enrollment Now Open

Please register as soon as possible to ensure a space for your student. There is one registration form per family. Forms are available on the Religious Education page. 

Email and Texting Scam

Please be aware: No one from St. Philip will EVER email you asking for gift cards or your credit card information. If this happens to you, please let us know immediately and also report the fraudulent email or call to your email provider and law enforcement, if appropriate. Find out more about these scams on the Federal Trade Commission website.

Help Wanted: Part-time Bookkeeper

St. Philip is looking for a part-time (10 hours a week) bookkeeper. Must be an expert in Excel and QuickBooks and have previous bookkeeping experience.

Send resume with job history, salary requirements and three references to businessmanager@stphilipsparish.com. No phone calls, please.

ECC Preschool Openings

St. Philip Early Childhood Center has openings in our 3 and 4 year old programs for the 2019/20 school year. Call today for a tour or more information 703-573-4570 or visit stphilipecc.org.


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Mass Schedule

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

Adoration

Friday: 7:45-8:45pm
First Friday: 9:45am-6:45pm, then 7:45pm overnight through 8:30am Saturday
(Overnight Schedule)

Confession

Sunday: 1:30pm
Friday: 9:45am & 7:45pm (during Adoration)
Saturday: 4pm & 7pm
First Friday: 7:45pm
Also available by appointment.

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First Fridays

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


Office Hours

Sunday: 10am-2pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30am-5pm
Thursday, Friday: 9:30am-9pm
Saturday: Closed


Parish Events (full calendar)

Aug 22

Visions

Thursday, 9:45 AM

Visions
Time: Thursday, 9:45 AM
Location: Room 2
  The presentations will begin after the 9 am Mass. All are welcome.
Aug 23

Adoration and Confessions

Friday, 7:45 PM

Adoration and Confessions
Time: Friday, 7:45 PM
Location: Church
  No Description Available
Aug 26

Rosary Makers

Monday, 10:00 AM

Rosary Makers
Time: Monday, 10:00 AM
Location: Room 5
  No Description Available
Aug 26

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Aug 30

Adoration and Confessions

Friday, 7:45 PM

Adoration and Confessions
Time: Friday, 7:45 PM
Location: Church
  No Description Available
Sep 4

Baptism Class (English and Spanish)

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Baptism Class (English and Spanish)
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 PM
  Baptismal Class are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Separate classes are taught in English and Spanish.
Sep 6

First Friday Adoration

Friday, 9:30 AM

First Friday Adoration
Time: Friday, 9:30 AM
  9:30am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and ending with Benediction at 8:30am the next morning.
Sep 6

Adoration and Confessions

Friday, 7:45 PM

Adoration and Confessions
Time: Friday, 7:45 PM
Location: Church
  No Description Available
Sep 7

Food Pantry Open

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Food Pantry Open
Time: Saturday, 10:00 AM
Location: Church Parking Lot
  The St. Philip Food Pantry is open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-11:30am. Donations and volunteers are always needed.
Sep 9

Rosary Makers

Monday, 10:00 AM

Rosary Makers
Time: Monday, 10:00 AM
Location: Room 5
  No Description Available
Sep 9

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Sep 13

Adoration and Confessions

Friday, 7:45 PM

Adoration and Confessions
Time: Friday, 7:45 PM
Location: Church
  No Description Available
Sep 16

Rosary Makers

Monday, 10:00 AM

Rosary Makers
Time: Monday, 10:00 AM
Location: Room 5
  No Description Available
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