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First Friday Adoration August 7-8

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Come and spend some time with Our Lord! Per Covid restrictions as many as 80 people may be present at one time for adoration, but social distancing and masks are required. Please sign up here.

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  • Silent Prayer and Adoration begins after the 7pm Mass, and Confession will also be available.
  • Hispanic Praise and Worship is offered from 11pm to 1am. 
  • Silent Prayer and Adoration resumes at 1am and ends at 7:30am with Benediction.

Why Should I Spent an Hour in Adoration?

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, "The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth."

Need more reasons? Read "24 Reasons for Spending a Holy Hour Before the Blessed Sacrament."

2020 Parish Festival Cancelled

Alternative Event to be Announced Soon

Dear Parishioners,
Peace to you from the rectory. Since this past spring, when the coronavirus crisis began to impact our area, there have been wavering thoughts about having the parish festival this year. In May, hosting the festival seemed impossible; more recently, there was hope, but with continued discernment, we have decided that it is simply not feasible.

Under the circumstances, this is not surprising, and in fact is part of a discouraging pattern during this pandemic of events being either postponed or cancelled altogether. What was surprising in this discernment was the unified sense that we should not let our festival date pass without doing something. And it seemed that this something should take a two-fold form: 1) spiritual - as in prayer and outreach for the many afflicted by this world-wide health crisis, and 2) fun - for obvious reasons, but on a smaller scale and in keeping with the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infection.

Right now, we are working on a plan, which should be ready in the near future. That plan includes a T-shirt - with a most appropriate Scripture quote: "Do not be afraid, only believe." (Mk 5:36) As we wrap up these items, I ask for your prayers that we develop just the right combination of safe activities for volunteers and participants alike. We are also seeking volunteers to make this modified event happen. Already we have been in touch with some volunteers; if you have not yet been contacted and are interested in volunteering, give the rectory a call or email, and we will be in touch.

In keeping with the parish tradition of holding the festival on the last Saturday of September, this year our event will be on September 26, the feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Among other things, these Third Century martyrs were both physicians, and are now patron saints for doctors, surgeons and pharmacists. Someone told me they are also invoked against plagues! Asking these holy men for their intercession at this time will surely help. St. Philip the Apostle - pray for us! St. Cosmas and St. Damian - pray for us!

Your servant in Christ, Fr. Donahue


Estimados Feligreses,
Paz a ustedes desde la rectoría! Desde la primavera pasada, cuando la crisis del coronavirus comenzó a afectar nuestra área, ha habido dudas sobre la celebración del festival parroquial este año. En mayo, organizar el festival parecía imposible; más recientemente, había esperanza, pero con discernimiento continuo, hemos decidido que simplemente no es factible.

Bajo las circunstancias, esto no es sorprendente, y de hecho es parte de un patrón desalentador durante esta pandemia de eventos que se posponen o se cancelan por completo. Lo sorprendente de este discernimiento fue la sensación unificada de que no deberíamos dejar pasar la fecha de nuestro festival sin hacer algo. Y parecía que este algo debería tomar una doble forma: 1) espiritual - como en la oración y la divulgación para los afectados por esta crisis de salud mundial, y 2) diversión - por razones obvias, pero a menor escala y de acuerdo con las precauciones necesarias para prevenir la propagación de la infección.

En este momento, estamos trabajando en un plan, que debería estar listo en el futuro cercano. Ese plan incluye una camiseta - con una cita bíblica más apropiada: "No tengas miedo, solo crees." (Mc 5:36) Mientras redondeamos estos artículos, pido sus oraciones para que desarrollemos la combinación correcta de actividades seguras para voluntarios y participantes por igual. También estamos buscando voluntarios para que este evento modificado ocurra. Ya hemos estado en contacto con algunos voluntarios; si aún no han sido contactados y están interesados en ser voluntario, llamen o envíen un correo electrónico a la rectoría y nos comunicaremos con ustedes.

De acuerdo con la tradición parroquial de celebrar el festival el último sábado de septiembre, este año nuestro evento será el 26 de septiembre, la fiesta de los Santos Cosme y Damián. Entre otras cosas, estos mártires del siglo III eran médicos y ahora son santos mecenas de médicos, cirujanos y farmacéuticos. ¡Alguien me dijo que también son invocados contra las plagas! Pedir a estos hombres santos por su intercesión en este momento seguramente ayudará. ¡San Felipe Apóstol - ruega por nosotros! Santos Cosme y Damián - ruegan por nosotros!

Su siervo en Cristo, Padre Denis

Take Note

"Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible" Class Starts August 5

Join us for this in-person class in Hayden Hall. Only 25 seats available to allow for social distancing. Register here. More details here.

Food Pantry Hours Changing

Starting Saturday, August 1, 2020, the St. Philip Food Pantry will be open from 8:30-10:00am on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. We anticipate doing contactless pick up for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions, please email stphilipfoodpantry@gmail.com. Thank you to everyone that has continued to support the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is in need of cereal, jelly, oil, peanut butter, and reusable bags.

Horario de despensa de alimentos que cambia

A partir del sábado 1 de agosto de 2020, la despensa de alimentos de St. Philip estará abierta de 8:30-10:00 am el primer y tercer sábado de cada mes. Anticipamos realizar recogidas sin contacto en el futuro previsible. Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a stphilipfoodpantry@gmail.com. Gracias a todos losque han continuado apoyando la despensa de alimentos. La despensa de alimentos necesita cereales, gelatina, aceite, mantequilla de maní y bolsas reutilizables.

Bishop Burbidge Encourages Everyone to Participate in the 2020 Census

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Please Support Our New Weekly Bulletin

Please pick up a print version of the new Bulletin in the vestibule. (Please take your copy with you.) Or get it online here (updated every Friday). 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. And don't forget to support the local businesses that support St. Philip by advertising in our Bulletin, and let them know where you saw their ad!

Knights of Columbus Membership

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.

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Mass Schedule

Daily Mass

Monday - Friday: 8am and 7pm
Saturday: 8am

Vigil Mass

Saturday at 5:30pm

Sunday Mass

8am, 10am & 12pm in English
2pm & 4pm in Spanish

Communion Services (Outdoors)

11:15am & 11:45am
Please Note: Bishop Burbidge will maintain the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation throughout the Diocese until further notice.

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10am (English); 2pm (Spanish) 

Confession Schedule

(English and Spanish)
Sunday: 1:30pm
Monday: 7am
Tuesday: 4pm
Wednesday: 7am
Friday: 8:30am, 3:30pm & 7:30pm (with Adoration)
Saturday: 8:30am & 4pm

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Friday Adoration

Following the Friday 7pm Mass

First Friday Overnight Adoration

Aug. 7-8
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Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm

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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