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The Three Lent Challenges

Lent is a time set aside by the Church as preparation for the celebration of Easter, when we recall our Lord's Passion, Death and Resurrection. The word "Lent" actually comes from an Old English word, "lencten", which means "springtime." Our sin causes in us a kind of spiritual torpor. The more attached we are to sin, the more "dormant" our spiritual life will become. Lent is intended as a time for our spiritual life to re-awaken, or "bloom", and so better take in the coming light of Christ. In short, Lent is a time of spiritual renewal.

To aid us in our preparations we are issuing Three Lenten Challenges.

  1. The Sacrament of Confession. The "Challenge" is to go to Confession once before Palm Sunday (April 9th). To help people meet this challenge the Diocese of Arlington has added Confession times. All Churches in Northern Virginia will have Confessions every Wednesday in Lent at 6:30pm.
  2. Stations of the Cross. Stations of the Cross are offered here at Saint Philip every Friday, after the 7:00pm Mass. The "Challenge" is to attend Stations of the Cross at least once before Easter.
  3. FORMED. Watch the video documentary "Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?" with your family before Easter. It is available on Formed.org, the online Catholic resource for videos, podcasts, books and other material for the entire family. If you haven't yet signed up for your free subscription, get details at stphilipsparish.com/FORMED,
God Bless you all, and may you have a Holy Lent! 

Parish Photo Directory Coming Soon!

Dear Parishioners,

Today I was reflecting on my time at Saint Philip: nearly three years! However, even though I have been blessed with so much time at this Parish, I feel as though there are many families I still do not know. I have often thought how much I would like to have a photo directory.

However, I also know that having this service provided by a professional company can be an incredible hassle. After speaking with Fr. Donahue, and some incredibly dedicated and generous volunteers, we have decided to try making our own photo directory this spring.

We will spend most of Lent recruiting and training volunteers (we are in need of about a dozen volunteers who are each willing to donate about 20 hours). Then, shortly after Easter, all Parishioners who wish to participate will have multiple ways to have their photos taken.

Parishioners will be able to stop by after Mass during select weekends in April and have their photo taken by volunteers. Alternatively, Parishioners will be able to come to the Parish office during business hours and have their picture taken by the office staff. Finally, Parishioners will also have the option of submitting their pictures online via our Website.

We hope to have the bulk of our directory finished in early May. At that point we will sell the directory to registered Parishioners for $15 (the cost of the materials), or we will give a PDF of the directory to registered Parishioners at no cost.

Please stay tuned for more details in come! God bless you all.

Directorio Parroquial Con Fotos

Hoy estaba reflexionando sobre mi tiempo en San Felipe: ¡casi tres años! Sin embargo, aunque he sido bendecido con tanto tiempo en esta Parroquia, siento como si hubiera muchas familias que todavía no conozco. A menudo he pensado cuánto me gustaría tener un directorio de fotos. Sin embargo, también sé que tener este servicio a través de una empresa profesional puede ser una molestia increíble. Después de hablar con el P. Donahue, y algunos voluntarios increíblemente dedicados y generosos, hemos decidido intentar hacer nuestro propio directorio de fotos esta primavera.

Pasaremos la mayor parte de la Cuaresma reclutando y entrenando voluntarios (necesitamos alrededor de una docena de voluntarios que estén dispuestos a donar alrededor de 20 horas). Luego, poco después de Pascua, todos los feligreses que deseen participar tendrán múltiples maneras de tomar sus fotos.

Los feligreses podrán pasar después de la Misa durante los fines de semana seleccionados en abril y tomar su foto tomada por los voluntarios. Alternativamente, los feligreses podrán venir a la oficina parroquial durante las horas de oficina y tener su fotografía tomada por el personal de la oficina. Por último, los feligreses también tendrán la opción de enviar sus fotos en línea a través de nuestro sitio web.

Esperamos tener la mayor parte de nuestro directorio terminado a principios de mayo. En ese momento venderemos el directorio a los feligreses registrados por $ 15 (el costo de los materiales), o le daremos una versión en PDF del directorio a los feligreses registrados sin costo alguno.

Por favor, permanezca atento para obtener más detalles en venir! Dios los bendiga a todos.


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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

Wednesday: 7:30-8:15pm
First Friday: 9:30-10:30am &
7:30pm-8:30am Saturday
(Overnight Schedule)

Confession

Wednesday: 7:30-8:15pm
Friday: 9:30-10am
Saturday: 4-5pm &
7-8pm
Sunday: 1:30-2pm
First Friday: 7:30-8pm
Also available by appointment.

First Fridays

Confession: 9:30-10:30am & 7:30-8pm
Adoration: 9:30-10:30am &
7:30pm-8:30am Saturday (overnight)

Office Hours

Sunday: 10am-1:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am-9pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: Closed


Parish Calendar

Mar 31

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 31

Bilingual Stations of the Cross

Friday, 7:30 PM

Bilingual Stations of the Cross
Time: Friday, 7:30 PM
  After the 7pm Mass
Apr 1

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.
Apr 1

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.
Apr 1

Heartsongs Taize Contemplative Stations of the Cross

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Heartsongs Taize Contemplative Stations of the Cross
Time: Saturday, 8:00 PM
Location: St. Philip Sanctuary
  Taize Contemplative Stations of the Cross
Apr 2

Why Become a Catholic? Inquiry Series

Sunday, 6:00 PM

Why Become a Catholic? Inquiry Series
Time: Sunday, 6:00 PM
  Monthly discussion for adults looking for answers about God, faith, religion, mercy and their place in the world. Coffee, cookies and conversation.
Apr 3

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Apr 3

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.
Apr 5

CAN: Christians Are Networking

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

CAN: Christians Are Networking
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 PM
  An all-volunteer ministry, free and open to everyone, CAN provides a supportive environment where those seeking employment.
Apr 7

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.
Apr 7

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.
Apr 7

Bilingual Stations of the Cross

Friday, 7:30 PM

Bilingual Stations of the Cross
Time: Friday, 7:30 PM
  After the 7pm Mass
 

 

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