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A Gift for Parishioners This Father's Day

Dear Parishioners, Peace to you from the rectory. Sunday is Fathers’ Day and I have something different for all of you, a gift! It is a short book in English, one for each household, by Matthew Kelly, I Heard God Laugh: A Practical Guide to Life’s Essential Daily Habit.

Throughout the book, Kelly asks questions: Is your life working? Are you taking care of your soul? He gets to his main point in the beginning with this heading: Nothing will change your life so completely, absolutely, and forever like really learning how to pray. He spends the rest of the book teaching this habit.

I cannot imagine a better thing for a father to do for his children then to help them pray. I am so glad you are getting this book. It will help you pray. Along with the book comes a handy little card that fits in your pocket, wallet, or purse. The card contains “The Prayer Process,” the seven steps Kelly provides to deepen your prayer life. May God the Father grant you success in this most holy endeavor! St. Philip the Apostle – pray for us!

Your servant in Christ, Fr. Donahue

Young Adult Night of Adoration, Healing and Praise

Saturday, June 19 at 7 pm

All young adults are welcome to an evening of Adoration, Healing, Praise and Worship here at St. Philip, Saturday, June 19, at 7 pm in the church. As the pandemic recedes in our area, come to regain spiritual peace and strength from the Lord in Adoration and in the Sacrament of Confession. This time of encounter with the Lord Jesus will be accompanied by soothing chants of praise and times of silence. Following Adoration, there will be a brief social at 8:45 pm outside the church with light refreshments.

Religious Freedom Week 2021

June 22-29, 2021

This summer, Bishop Burbidge and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are calling Catholics across the country to pray and act in support of religious liberty within the U.S. and abroad during Religious Freedom Week 2021.

The theme for this year's Religious Freedom Week is “Solidarity in Freedom.” The week starts on June 22, the Feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, and ends on June 29, the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul. We encourage you to participate in this important cause for the Catholic Church, by taking time each day to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

Learn more about Religious Freedom Week and how you can participate at arlingtondiocese.org/religiousfreedomweek2021

Athletes for Christ Sports Camp is Back June 19-23 !

Campers and Teen Volunteers Needed

Registrations for our summer camp are now open. Athletes for Christ is a sports camp for rising 2nd to rising 6th graders that will take place on July 19-23, 9am - 12pm, in the parish field. For more information, download the camp flyer. To register your camper, download on the Participant Reg Form and send it to the RE Office via email, or fill out the form outside the RE Office and drop it off in the mailbox. For questions, please email the RE Office at RE@stphilipsparish.com, or call us at 703-573-1899.

Athletes for Christ - Camp Counselors

To make Athletes for Christ a success, we need the help of committed, energetic and enthusiastic teens, rising 9th-12th graders. If your child is in need of Service Hours for Confirmation and/or school, please send them our way! We will have a mandatory Orientation Meeting for Camp Counselors on Thursday, July 15, 5:30-8:30pm in Hayden Hall (dinner will be served!). To register please fill out the Teen Registration, Teen Consent, and Medical Release Form and send them to the RE Office via email, or fill out the forms outside the RE Office and drop them off in the mailbox. For questions, please email the RE Office at RE@stphilipsparish.com, or call us at 703-573-1899.

Invite or Investigate the Faith!

Fr. Will Hosting Faith Inquiry Series

Fr Will is hosting a talk series and discussion for those who would like to learn more about our faith. To attend one must either be...not baptized, not confirmed, a couple not married in the church, OR the friend who extended the invitation! Consider inviting someone you know! 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm in Hayden Hall.

Topics and schedule:


June 22 - Why is there suffering?
July 13 - Is science enough?
July 27 - What about angels?
Aug. 10 - Why did God create male and female?

  Aug. 24 - What is the soul?
Sept. 14 - Who goes to heaven? Who does not?
Sept. 28 - Is the Bible true? What is truth?

Take Note

Food Pantry Needs Update

St. Philip's Food Pantry is in great need of the following items: condensed soups, chunky soups, jelly and oil. Our Food Pantry distributes food on the first and third Saturdays of the month in the St. Philip parking lot, from 8:30-10am. 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 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.

Healing Retreat for Adult Children of Divorce

This powerful retreat focuses on discovering our true identity as children of God, overcoming the effects of parental divorce, and forgiving our parents. The weekend includes presentations, small group sharing, adoration, spiritual direction, and Mass. The retreat is Friday, July 30, at 6pm through Sunday, August 1, at 1:30 pm. Cost: $350. Late registration (starting June 16): $400; Register at: arlingtondiocese.org/healingretreat

"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.

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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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June 4-5 

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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