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Formed for Lent


The Legacy of Ed and Mary Bower

Remembering one of St. Philip's Founding Families


Ed and Mary Bower, with their their children, were one of the founding families of St. Philip Catholic Church. There were many evenings after work, along with full weekends, of strenuous labor that helped make St. Philip the welcoming place it is today.

One such project found Ed measuring and marking the parking lot so that other families could paint the white lines.  After tackling the work in the Convent to make ready to receive the Sisters of St. Joseph, Ed was part of the Church’s Fundraising Committee, knocking on doors to solicit the annual pledges to help St. Philip grow.

Ed was a regular participant in the Parish Festival constructing game booths that were set up in the parking lot, helping to acquire a car for the famous Smash the Car booth, and manning the Circle Toss booth.  (right)

Then came the biggest project of all – stained glass windows for the church!  When Ed and Mary met with Fr. Kevin Walsh, and committed to purchasing the first window, they called their daughter to let her know what they had planned: at their passing, they were leaving a bequest to pay for the window in memory of their oldest son. Their daughter asked, “Don’t you want to see Ed’s window? Why are you waiting?” That started the ball rolling! They not only purchased the first window, they purchased the second one as well….the Bower Family window.

The two of you have done something
No parent should ever have to do;
And you have done it with dignity and grace.
I am so proud you have honored
My big brother in this way.
And grateful, too, that you were able
To do this for him.
God bless you both.
Love, Sis

As we remember the loss of Ed in 2017, and Mary just last month, we pray for their souls and for comfort for their families. And we remember their legacy and many gifts to St. Philip Parish when we gaze upon the beautiful stained glass windows made possible through their generosity. 


Make This "A Lent to Remember"

Study Group Begins Tuesday, Feb. 20

 

God makes His love, His very self, present to us in the world. By reflecting on the Paschal Mystery and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite of Confession, a Lent to Remember communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love this Lent.

The series uses the highly-acclaimed Augustine Institute programs Symbolon and Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession, to explore the ways God reaches out to each of us with his mercy. 

  • Everyone with an interest in learning about God’s Mercy and Forgiveness is welcome.
  • Preview the materials at stphilipsparish.formed.org and select “A Lent to Remember”

Register: stphilipsparish.com/Lent

When: Tuesdays, February 20 thru March 20, 7-9pm

Where: Rectory Conference Room

Contact: Kathryn Elliott, (571) 329-8155 or Vicky Dobbin, 703-573-3808 ext. 14.


"Via Dolorosa" Presentation Saturday, Feb. 24

A Taize Contemplative Stations of the Cross

St. Philip is once again hosting the beautiful multimedia Stations of the Cross performance of Via Dolorosa.

The program is presented by Lightworks Ministry and Heartsongs Tam Tinh Ca Music Ministry.

The event will be held in the Church on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

For more information on Heartsongs and to see a preview of their presentation, see their Facebook page.


Meals on Wheels Substitutes Needed

St. Philip's Meals on Wheels ministry is in need of substitute volunteers. St. Philip is responsible for delivering meals on the first and third Thursdays and third Friday of each month. 

Our dedicated 2-person teams need assistance at times. The commitment is from 10:30 to 12:30 on one of these days.

If you can help out a few times a year, please contact Carol Vincent at (703) 560-4018.


 

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Stations of the Cross & Adoration

Bilingual Stations of the Cross every Friday evening during Lent starting after the 7pm Mass and followed by Adoration until midnight.


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: 9:30am Fridayy -- 8:30am Saturday
(Overnight Schedule)

Confession

Wednesday: 7:30-8:45pm
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: 9:30am Friday -8:30am Saturday (overnight)


Office Hours

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

Parish Events

Feb 26

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Feb 26

RCIA

Monday, 7:30 PM

RCIA
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Sessions prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. 
Feb 26

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.
Feb 27

A Lent to Remember Study Group

Tuesday, 7:00 PM

A Lent to Remember Study Group
Time: Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Location: Rectory
  A step-by-step examination of the Rite of Confession communicates God’s invitation to each one of us experience his indescribable love.
Mar 1

RE Safety Training Session

Thursday, 6:00 PM

RE Safety Training Session
Time: Thursday, 6:00 PM
  No Description Available
Mar 1

Bible Study: The Bible & the Church Fathers

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Bible Study: The Bible & the Church Fathers
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
  This 6-week class introduces you to some of those who went before us in the Faith. $15 materials fee payable at the first class.
Mar 2

First Friday Adoration

Friday, 9:30 AM

First Friday Adoration
Time: Friday, 9:30 AM
  9:30am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and ending with Benediction at 8:30am the next morning.
Mar 2

Stations of the Cross (Bilingual)

Friday, 7:30 PM

Stations of the Cross (Bilingual)
Time: Friday, 7:30 PM
  Every Friday during Lent after the 7pm Mass.
Mar 3

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 3

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

Family Rosary

Monday, 7:30 PM

Family Rosary
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Church
  Mondays after the 7pm Mass
Mar 5

RCIA

Monday, 7:30 PM

RCIA
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
  Sessions prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. 
Mar 5

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 6

A Lent to Remember Study Group

Tuesday, 7:00 PM

A Lent to Remember Study Group
Time: Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Location: Rectory
  A step-by-step examination of the Rite of Confession communicates God’s invitation to each one of us experience his indescribable love.

 
 

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