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Helping the Laity to More Fully Participate in the Church’s Liturgy


Dear Parishioners,

Peace to you from the rectory, and Happy Feast Day of the Baptism of the Lord! Sunday’s feast marks the official end of the Christmas Season. In the Church’s calendar this is a time to look forward to the coming year, and make plans and resolutions. As Father Donahue wrote about these past two weeks, one of the resolutions for this Parish is to learn to chant the Our Father in Latin.

The Second Vatican Council came to a close more than 50 years ago. This most recent ecumenical council addressed several needs of the Church, one need in particular was for the laity to more fully participate in the Church’s Liturgy. To this end, the Council gave two instructions: first, the Council instructed that Bishop Conferences had the power to permit the use of the vernacular at Mass. And second, the Church instructed that “steps should be taken so that the faithful may … be able to say or to sing together in Latin those parts of the Ordinary of the Mass which pertain to them.” (Second Vatican Council, “Sacrosanctum Concilium: Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy”, #57) Or, in other words, Vatican II instructed that the Church should teach every Catholic how to say/sing all of the responses in Latin.

The Church has been successful following the first instruction (practically all Catholics have experienced the Liturgy in their mother tongue), but we have a long way to go to follow the second. Out of a desire to be faithful to Vatican II, and for the reasons outlined by Fr. Donahue in his previous letters these past weeks, we at Saint Philip are going to begin chanting the Our Father in Latin at Sunday Mass. 

Learning new things is always tricky, and so to make this change as easy as possible, we are going to supply multiple aids. We will have classes to learn how to chant the Our Father. We will also have the text and music at every Sunday Mass, so everyone can follow along. Stay tuned for more information!

Our goal is that every parishioner of Saint Philip will know from memory the Our Father in Latin by Easter! Please pray for the success of this goal, and please always pray for your priests.

Your servant in Christ, Fr. Steven


VISION Series - Caravaggio: Imagining the Bible in Light, Darkness & Drama

Thursday, Jan. 17, after the 9am Mass


Saint Philip Parish continues to host the educational program titled VISIONS. Produced by parishioner Andrew Zwerneman and the team at Cana Academy, VISIONS is a series of monthly presentations on inspiring art, architecture and history.

On January 17, the VISIONS presentation is titled, Caravaggio: Imagining the Bible in Light, Darkness and Drama. Caravaggio was born in Milan in 1571. He probably died en route from Naples to Rome in 1610, but there is some mystery about that. Caravaggio worked in Rome and Naples for most of his career and rose to prominence.

In fact, in the early 1600s he was considered the greatest painter in all of Rome. Caravaggio's paintings are remarkable for their realism and drama, enhanced especially by his mastery of light and darkness, qualities you can see in the image included here of his painting titled, Incredulity of Saint Thomas.

His style breaks with much that preceded him, including Renaissance painters like Michelangelo, and is, arguably, the beginning of modern art. Many of his paintings depict scenes from the Bible. This VISIONS program focused on those biblical depictions--from Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac, to the resurrected Christ.

VISIONS was designed for our seniors, but anyone is welcome to attend. Each event is held on a Thursday, from 9:45 to 11:00 just after the 9:00 Mass, in Room 2. Here is a complete schedule of VISIONS Thursdays:

  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 11
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 22
  • September 19
  • October 17

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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

Friday: 7:45-8:45pm
First Friday: 9:45am-6:45pm, then 7:45pm overnight through 8:30am Saturday
(Overnight Schedule)

Confession

Sunday: 1:30pm
Friday: 9:45am & 7:45pm (during Adoration)
Saturday: 4pm & 7pm
First Friday: 7:45pm
Also available by appointment.

First Fridays

Confession: 9:45-10:30am & 7:45-8pm
Adoration: 9:45am Friday -8:30am Saturday
(Overnight Schedule)


Office Hours

Sunday: 10am-2pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:30am-5pm 
Thursday, Friday:
9:30am-9pm
Saturday: Closed

Parish Events

Jan 16

Wednesday Nights with the Sisters: The Incredible Meaning of the Eucharist

Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Wednesday Nights with the Sisters: The Incredible Meaning of the Eucharist
Time: Wednesday, 6:30 PM
Location: Hayden Hall - Cafeteria
  No Description Available
Jan 17

Visions

Thursday, 9:45 AM

Visions
Time: Thursday, 9:45 AM
Location: Room 2
  The presentations will begin after the 9 am Mass. All are welcome.
Jan 17

"Life is Very Good" Rally at Eagle Bank Arena

Thursday, 6:30 PM

"Life is Very Good" Rally at Eagle Bank Arena
Time: Thursday, 6:30 PM
Location: Eagle Bank Arena
  Teens Invited to "Life is Very Good Rally" Jan. 17 Middle and high school students are invited to this year's  Life Is...
Jan 17

“The Bible and the Virgin Mary” Bible Study

Thursday, 7:30 PM

“The Bible and the Virgin Mary” Bible Study
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Six-week Bible study.
Jan 18

2019 March for Life

All Day

2019 March for Life
Time: All Day
  Join St. Philip parishioners as we travel to DC for the 2019 March for Life.
Jan 18

St. Philip Moms

Friday, 9:30 AM

St. Philip Moms
Time: Friday, 9:30 AM
Location: Room 5
  9am Mass, then 9:30 get together
Jan 18

Adoration and Confessions

Friday, 7:45 PM

Adoration and Confessions
Time: Friday, 7:45 PM
Location: Church
  No Description Available
Jan 19

Women's Bible Sharing

Saturday, 9:30 AM

Women's Bible Sharing
Time: Saturday, 9:30 AM
Location: Room 4
  Bring your Bible
Jan 19

Food Pantry Open

Saturday, 10:00 AM

Food Pantry Open
Time: Saturday, 10:00 AM
  The need is year-round so please keep donating!
Jan 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday - Rectory Office Closed

All Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday - Rectory Office Closed
Time: All Day
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