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Thank You From Fr. Donahue;
Prayers for Deacon James' Ordination

My Dear Parishioners,

Peace to you from the rectory! Thank you so much for the cards, prayers, and kind words on the 30th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood. I cannot believe it has been that long! And what a blessing it has been, most especially being able to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass! Thank you St. Philip Parish for joining with me in thanking Our Lord Jesus for calling me to be one of His priests!

Very soon, on June 6, Deacon James will be joining Fr. Will, Fr. Tarsicio and me in the rank s of the priesthood. In his final days of preparation and during his pre-ordination retreat, we want to bless the future Fr. James as he has blessed us. Starting on May 29 and continuing until the day of his ordination, I invite you to pray a nine day novena of the Litany to Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim. I know Deacon James will appreciate us praying this beautiful novena in preparation for his ordination.

While he is preparing, here is something to consider: a Class on Vocations assembled by Mrs. Pam Copley, our Director of Religious Education. Mrs. Copley has gathered various videos and testimonials coupled with discussion questions to help young people discern God's call. While ideal for families with teenagers or for young adults, it would benefit everybody seeking to know more about vocations, whether to marriage, priesthood or religious life. St. Philip the Apostle - pray for us!

Your servant in Christ, Fr. Donahue


Mis Queridos Feligreses,

¡Paz desde la rectoría! Muchas gracias por las tarjetas, las oraciones y las amables palabras en el 30 aniversario de mi ordenación al sacerdocio. ¡No puedo creer que haya pasado tanto tiempo! ¡Y qué bendición ha sido, especialmente poder ofrecer el Santo Sacrificio de la Misa! ¡Gracias a la Parroquia de San Felipe por unirse a mí para agradecer a Nuestro Señor Jesús por llamarme para ser uno de Sus sacerdotes!

Muy pronto, el 6 de junio, el Diácono James se unirá al P. Will, P. Tarsicio y yo en las filas del sacerdocio. En sus últimos días de preparación y durante su retiro de pre-ordenación, queremos bendecir al futuro P. James como él nos ha bendecido. Comenzando el 29 de mayo y continuando hasta el día de su ordenación, los invito a rezar una novena de nueve días de la Letanía a Jesucristo, Sacerdote y Víctima. Sé que el Diácono James apreciará que recemos esta hermosa novena en preparación para su ordenación.

Mientras se prepara, aquí hay algo a considerar: una Clase Sobre Vocaciones organizada por la Sra. Pam Copley, nuestra Directora de Educación Religiosa. La Sra. Copley ha reunido varios videos y testimonios junto con preguntas de discusión para ayudar a los jóvenes a discernir el llamado de Dios. Si bien es ideal para familias con adolescentes o para adultos jóvenes, beneficiaría a todos los que buscan saber más sobre las vocaciones, ya sea para el matrimonio, el sacerdocio o la vida religiosa. San Felipe Apóstol - ruega por nosotros!

Su siervo en Cristo, Padre Denis

Updated Confession Hours

Confessions are held in Room 1 with Fr. Will in English and Spanish. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

Sunday: 12pm

  Wednesday: 7am & 6:30pm
Monday: 7am  

Friday: 9:30am, 3:30pm & 7pm

Tuesday: 4pm
  Saturday: 4pm & 7pm

Take Note

New St. Philip Bulletin Publisher

We welcome John Patrick Publishing as our new Parish Bulletin Provider. We look forward to many years with them as we grow in faith, love and charity together. We will debut an updated look and full-color pages soon. 

If you come by the church this weekend to attend Adoration or to pray, you can pick up a print version of the new Bulletin in the vestibule. (Please take your copy with you.)

If you or your business would like to be part of this new publication and get noticed in our bulletin, now is the time to reserve your space. Contact our bulletin representative, Marsha Haney, at 941-445-0778 (direct) or mhaney@jppc.net to be part of the new and improved publication.

Knights of Columbus Looking for Members

The Knights of Columbus - the largest lay men's organization in the Church - invites you to join our council. Although we are living through tough times, the Knights have streamlined the membership process and have scheduled virtual ceremonies to welcome you to our order. Meetings (both virtual and in real) are on the 3rd Monday of the month at 8pm. For further information, please email Terence J Smith, Grand Knight, at tjmorrill@hotmail.com.

Email and Text Scam Alert!

No one from St. Philip will EVER text or email you asking for gift cards or your credit card information. Don't fall for this scam! We do call you to verify registration information. If you are unsure if a caller is from St. Philip, please call the Rectory office at 703-573-3808 and leave a message so someone can get back to you to confirm.

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.

Mass Intentions

Our priests are saying Masses for your intentions every day. If you would like a reserve a day for a Mass Intention, please call the Rectory at (703) 573-3808 and leave a message for Kim at ext. 11 and she will contact you with information on available dates. We have many dates available. These daily Mass Intentions are posted on our Facebook page.

Prayer Requests

If you, someone in your family, or if you know of any St. Philip parishioners who has been diagnosed with Covid19 virus, please email stphilipsparish@gmail.com or call the Rectory at (703) 573-3808 and leave a message at ext. 11, and we will add the name to our prayer list.

Our Church and Grounds are Open for Prayer Daily from 7am to 9pm Daily

Feel free to come in to pray. say a Rosary, be inspired by our beautiful stained glass windows (particularly beautiful in the early morning), or light a candle. Let our church offer you a calm, quiet refuge during these stressful times. 

While in the building or on our grounds, please maintain social distancing. No more than 10 people in the church sanctuary at one time; maintain at least 6 feet between unrelated people at any time. The Church will be locked while Masses are offered but is open at all other times, from 7am to 9pm. The grounds are open during daylight hours.

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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.

Un Acto de Comunión Espiritual

Creo Señor mío que éstas realmente presente en el Santísimo Sacramento del altar.

Te amo sobre todas las cosas y deseo ardientemente recibirte dentro de mi alma; pero, no pudiendo hacerlo ahora sacramentalmente, ven al menos espiritualmente a mi corazón.

Y como si Te hubiese recibido, me abrazo y me uno todo a Ti; Oh Señor, no permitas que me separe de Ti. Amen.



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