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Overnight Adoration This Weekend

Start Your Weekend With the Lord

Come spend some time with Our Lord in Adoration! Come let him pour His Grace and Mercy over you as we continue to celebrate the Easter Season!

Covid restrictions require social distancing and that everyone wear a mask. Signing up for the time slots ensures that someone is always present with Our Lord.

Adoration begins after the 7pm Mass and continues until 7:30am Saturday morning.

May Crowning This Sunday

After 10am and 2 pm Masses

The month of May is the month in honor of Mary. At St. Philip, we will show our love for Mary, our Queen and Mother, at two May Crowning events on Mothers’ Day, May 9.

One will be in English, immediately following the 10 am Mass; the other will be in Spanish, right after the 2 pm Mass. At both we will have a procession in honor of Mary, sing in her honor and then consecrate ourselves to her.

All are welcome to participate. You are also welcome to bring a bouquet of flowers to present to Mary during this May Crowning.

St. Joseph’s Men’s Silent Retreat

June 11-13 at the Arlington Diocesan Retreat Center

He played an essential role in the greatest event in human history. Husband to Mary, adopted Father of Jesus Christ, a righteous carpenter… and a quiet man. Aside from these things, we don’t know much about St. Joseph—but what we do know can help us to be better Husbands and Fathers.

In this “Year of St. Joseph,” come aside and rest awhile at our Arlington Diocesan Retreat Center at the edge of the Shenandoah Mountains in White Post, Virginia. From Friday evening June 11 thru Sunday, June 13th, Fr. John Riley will be offering Mass, confessions and conferences during this silent retreat for men who would like to learn from St. Joseph how to live, pray, and draw nearer to Jesus—to be “men after Christ’s Own Heart.”

Cost should be around $250 for 3 days, 2 nights, and 6 meals; financial assistance may be available.

Are you interested? To sign up or for more information, please send an email to Fr. Riley at retreat@sacredheartwinchester.org

Face Coverings Still Required at St. Philip

A message from Fr. Donahue

Dear Parishioners,

As many of us get the Covid-19 vaccine shots, and feel a newfound sense of freedom, please remember that the regulations regarding face coverings by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Diocese of Arlington have not changed:

  • If we are going to attend indoor events at the parish, we are expected to wear face coverings.
  • If we are attending outdoor events, and cannot maintain 6-foot distancing, we are likewise still required to wear face coverings.

I am very grateful for your compliance with this requirement, as I often mention it to those who are hesitant to return to in-person public worship. I let them know we are taking every precaution to protect their health, including the wearing of face coverings. In order for hesitant parishioners to continue to return to in-person Masses, I ask you to keep up this act of charity for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Take Note

Keep Up-To-Date on the So-Called "Equality Act"

On Monday, April 14, Congress returned from break, which means that the so-called "Equality Act" could be acted on in the Senate at any time. Please take a moment to call Senator Warner and Senator Kaine. For more information, see the Diocese of Arlington's Equality Act Resource Page.

Food Pantry Needs Update

St. Philip's Food Pantry is in great need of the following items: spaghetti sauce, jelly, condensed soup, oil, and canned fruit. Please remember that we are not equipped to accept perishable food. Our Food Pantry distributes food on the first and third Saturdays of the month in the St. Philip parking lot, from 8:30-10am. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors. You can help in the following ways: St. Philip Amazon Wish List. Find it here; Make a financial donation; or Drop non-perishable food or personal care items off in the collection bin located inside of the church entryway (to the right, through the double glass doors).

Join Us for Vespers Every Sunday at St. Philip

Come and pray the Evening Prayer of the Church with our Deacon candidate Rob Sardegna. Vespers are offered at St. Philip every Sunday at 6:00 pm. Learn the "how" and "why" of this official prayer of the Church as we close out Sunday in prayer! Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. All are welcome.

Bishop’s Lenten Appeal: We've Almost eached Our Goal!

Thank you for supporting the BLA. You have raised over $126,000, which is 98% of our goal. The BLA provides an opportunity to unite as a Catholic family and support programs, ministries and services that no single individual or parish could offer by itself. After reflecting upon the many blessings that God has given you, please prayerfully consider making BLA pledge. Every donation is vital to the success of the BLA. Every donation is vital to the success of the BLA. You may go online at www.arlingtondiocese.org or text “BLA” to 703-260-9800 to make a donation. Please help our parish reach our BLA goal!

"Formed": Free Catholic Content for the Whole Family

Have you signed up for your free Formed.org account? Formed has movies and videos, online books, podcasts, Bible studies, material for children, all with a Catholic view, in English and Spanish. You can watch it on your computer, phone, or smart TV. Go to Formed.org to sign up for your free account.

Support St. Philip By Supporting Our Bulletin

Pick one up after weekend Masses or read online here (updated online every Friday).

Tax Savings Through a Gift of Stock

Consider a gift of stock as a donation to our parish or diocese. In exchange for a gift of long-term, appreciated securities (stock), you can receive an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes on the gift. Call (703) 841- 3819 or see arlingtondiocese.org for more information.

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Covid-19 Safety Rules

Welcome back to Mass. Please follow these safety protocols so everyone stays safe and healthy.

  • Stay home if you feel sick in any way, are coughing, or are sneezing frequently.
  • Wear a cloth or paper mask over your nose and mouth while inside the church and when near others outside the church.
  • Maintain physical distancing (6 feet) from those not of your household.
  • Sanitize hands when entering the church, and, if possible, right after receiving Holy Communion

Mass Schedule

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 pm & 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 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am & 4:00 pm

Also available by appointment.

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First Friday Overnight Adoration

May 7-8
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Office Hours

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

Spiritual Communion Prayer

To be prayed when you cannot attend Sunday Mass

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart ...  I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen

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