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Special Items Available for Bid through October 2 at 5pm

  • Dinner with the Priests of St. Philip
  • Dinner with the Franciscan Sisters
  • Holy Happy Hour - Your personal pub with the priests of St. Philip!
  • Reserved Christmas Mass Parking Space
  • One Month of Goldfish Swim School
  • Beach and Mountain Vacation Rentals
  • Sports and Fitness Equipment
  • Home and Patio Furniture

Find Spiritual Recuperation With Fr. Riley

Events September 29, 30 and October 1

Start you fall off with some spiritual recuperation with Fr. John Riley. You may recall Fr. Riley ended up stuck at the parish during the Covid saga of Spring 2020. He will be back again to conduct the following events (all in English).

For MEN: Saturday, October 1, starting with Mass at 8 am until 2 pm. MASTER OF THE MANOR or MANACLED IN THE MANCAVE? In American culture today there is a crisis in masculinity. Our society is actively seeking to crush the virtues that make a man noble. Husbands and fathers of families are tempted to retreat with remote controls into a mindless fantasy world of screens and diversions which ease boredom, deaden pain, dull the mind, and sap the soul. Come discover ways to smash the shackles that bind our spirit and families, and become the men that Jesus calls us to be. The cost of the day will be a decade of the Rosary for Bishop Burbidge and $10 to cover the morning snack and lunch.

For WOMEN: Thursday, September 29, starting with an optional conference at 5:30 pm, then 7 pm Mass, followed by another conference. USING YOUR FEMININE GENIUS TO SEEK JESUS IN PRAYER. A wise old monk once said, “Life is to get close to Christ; the rest is details.” In the Gospels women almost always connect with Jesus—the men usually let Him down. Join us to consider how to pray, listen, and follow your “woman’s intuition” to the feet of Christ. No charge.

For HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH: Friday, September 30, starting at 6 pm, including 7 pm Mass, conclusion at 9 pm. SPIRITUAL COMBAT AND THE ROSARY: Using your Rosary as a Weapon with Our Lady. Everyone who attends will get a free rosary from the Holy Land! No charge for the evening.

Family Holy Hour of Adoration Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 3:30pm

A child-friendly Family Holy Hour of Adoration will be held in St. Philip Church on Tuesday, September 27, starting at 3:30pm. All parishioners, in particular families of infants and small children, are invited to spend time with Our Eucharistic Lord. One of our priests will be present for the whole hour to provide an age-appropriate guided meditation to help the children adore the Lord.

In keeping with our usual Tuesday afternoon schedule, starting at 4pm, another of our priests will be in the confessional to hear Confessions. It is our plan to continue these child-friendly Holy Hours each month at 3:30pm on the following dates: October 25 and November 29.

"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

This event is part of the Diocese of Arlington's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Year One: Remember - "Do this in remembrance of me." Remembering the past with gratutude. Focus: The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the meaning of the Mass.

Thinking About Becoming Catholic?

All unbaptized adults, baptized non-Catholic adults, Catholic adults needing Confirmation, as well as their spouses, fiancés or fiancées are invited to attend Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) to learn more of the Catechism and the Bible. RCIA is also open to parishioners who want to grow more in their knowledge of our faith. Classes take place Tuesdays, 7–8:30pm, in room 12. For more information, email RE@stphilipsparish.com.

Youth Ministry Corner

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

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 Fr. Donahue or the business manager if interested.

Our Anniversary Celebration Was a Great Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 60th Anniversary. 

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Mass Schedule

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

Office Hours

Monday - Friday,
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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