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Parish Safety is Everyone's Job: How You Can Help

Dear Parishioners,

Peace to you from the rectory.  Last month, auxiliary Bishop Manuel Cruz of the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, was assaulted during a Mass honoring baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. Sadly, this event is part of a disturbing trend – now, not even houses of worship are beyond the reach of violent acts. Over the last year, the Office of Risk Management for the Diocese of Arlington has been helping parishes address this trend.

St. Philip’s involvement in these diocesan efforts began last May and again this past October with our participation at two sessions for ushers and greeters. In mid-December we then held our own usher security training session in preparation for the holiday season.

Our efforts continued last weekend with a “Safety Workshop” for the parish Religious Education (RE) Program. At that workshop, the volunteer teachers and aides learned how to respond to threats from bombs, fire, tornado, chemical/biological attack, or an intruder. The RE volunteers were also brought up to speed on our new “guardian system,” made up of individuals stationed at different places in the school during RE sessions. From now on, all of us need to be aware that these “guardians” will be monitoring the hallways, welcoming visitors, answering questions, and in general, making sure that our children and volunteers are safe in their classrooms as they learn and teach the Catholic faith.

The next step in this process will be our parish “Safety Summit” on Sunday, March 12, 6-8 pm, for the whole parish.  At that we’ll cover threat of fire and other such things that could occur in the church during Mass. We’ll conclude the evening with a fire drill. While not the most exciting way to spend a Sunday evening, I sure would appreciate your presence. One thing I’ve learned in the past year is the more I’m exposed to these issues, the more I’m thinking about safety, which can only help if something really bad happens. St. Philip the Apostle – pray for us!

Your servant in Christ, Fr. Donahue

Del Escritorio del P. Donahue…

Estimados Feligreses,

Paz desde la rectoría. El  mes pasado, el Obispo Auxiliar Manuel Cruz, de la Arquidiócesis de Newark, NJ fue agredido durante una misa en honor al pelotero de béisbol Roberto Clemente. Lamentablemente, este evento es parte de una tendencia inquietante - ahora, ni siquiera las casas de culto están fuera del alcance de actos violentos. Durante el último año, la Oficina de Gestión de Riesgos de la Diócesis de Arlington ha estado ayudando a las parroquias a enfrentar esta tendencia.

La participación de St. Felipe en estos esfuerzos diocesanos comenzó en mayo  y en octubre  con nuestra participación en dos sesiones para los ujieres y los de bienvenida. A mediados de diciembre, tuvimos nuestra propia sesión de entrenamiento de seguridad en preparación de la temporada de fiestas.

Nuestros esfuerzos continuaron el fin de semana pasado con un "Taller de Seguridad" para el Programa de Educación Religiosa de la parroquia.  En ese taller, los maestros  voluntarios aprendieron a responder a las amenazas de bombas, fuego, tornado, ataque químico / biológico e intrusos. Los voluntarios también fueron puestos al día en nuestro nuevo "sistema de guardianes", formado por individuos colocados en diferentes lugares de la escuela durante las sesiones de clases. A partir de ahora, todos debemos estar conscientes de que estos "guardianes" estarán vigilando los pasillos, dando la bienvenida a los visitantes, contestando preguntas y, en general, asegurándose de que nuestros niños y voluntarios estén seguros en sus aulas mientras aprenden y enseñan la fe católica .

El próximo paso en este proceso será nuestra "Cumbre de Seguridad" parroquial el domingo, 12 de marzo, de 6 a 8 pm, para toda la parroquia. En eso cubriremos la amenaza de fuego y otras cosas que podrían ocurrir en la iglesia durante la Misa. Terminaremos la noche con un simulacro de incendio. Aunque no es la manera más emocionante de pasar un domingo por la noche, seguro que apreciaría su presencia. Una cosa que he aprendido en el último año es que en cuanto más expuesto estoy a estos problemas, más pienso en la seguridad, que sólo puede ayudar si algo realmente malo sucede.

San Felipe el Apóstol - ruega por nosotros!

Su siervo en Cristo,  P. Donahue


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Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30pm
Sunday: 8am, 10am & noon (English)
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Wednesday: 7:30-8:15pm
First Friday: 9:30-10:30am &
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Saturday: 4-5pm &
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Sunday: 1:30-2pm
First Friday: 7:30-8pm
Also available by appointment.

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Confession: 9:30-10:30am & 7:30-8pm
Adoration: 9:30-10:30am &
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Parish Calendar

Feb 27

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Feb 27

Lightworks

Monday, 7:30 PM

Lightworks
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Library
  A spiritual program to help you rediscover Christ and share your Faith.
Mar 1

Ash Wednesday

All Day

Ash Wednesday
Time: All Day
  Masses will be offered at 6:30am, 9am, noon, and 7pm in English; and 8:45pm in Spanish
Mar 3

First Friday Adoration (morning)

Friday, 9:30 AM

First Friday Adoration (morning)
Time: Friday, 9:30 AM
  9:30am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and ending with Benediction at 10:30am in the Church.
Mar 3

Lenten Friday Supper

Friday, 6:00 PM

Lenten Friday Supper
Time: Friday, 6:00 PM
Location: Cafeteria
  All St. Philip parishioners are invited to spend three Friday evenings during Lent sharing a simple meal together in the cafeteria.
Mar 3

First Friday Adoration (evening)

Friday, 7:30 PM

First Friday Adoration (evening)
Time: Friday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  All Night Adoration begins right after the 7pm Mass and ends at 8:30am Saturday. Come spend some time in prayer before the Lord.
Mar 4

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.
Mar 4

Baptism Class

Saturday, 10:30 AM

Baptism Class
Time: Saturday, 10:30 AM
Location: Room 5
  Baptismal Class are held the first Saturday of each month at 10:30am at Room 5.
Mar 5

RCIA Inquiry Series: Fourth and Fifth Commandments

Sunday, 6:00 PM

RCIA Inquiry Series: Fourth and Fifth Commandments
Time: Sunday, 6:00 PM
Location: Room 5
  A monthly discussion for adults looking for answers about God, faith, religion, mercy and their place in the world.
Mar 6

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

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

 

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