Welcome to St. Philip Catholic Church

Religious Education Enrollment Now Open

Registraton Deadline is Augsut 31; Classes Begin Sept. 3/4

RE is available to registered members of St. Philip. To become a registered member of St. Philip you have to live within the boundaries of the parish and visit the parish office to request a registration card. Once you are assigned a member number you can start the process to enroll your child in the RE program.

The deadline for registrations is August 31, 2019, or before if the class is full. Please fill out the registration form as soon as possible to ensure a space for your student. There is one registration form per family.

Families have to fill out one RE Emergency Form 2019 - 2020 per student.

For more information, contact Pam Copley, Director of Religious Education, (703) 573-1899, RE@stphilipsparish.com

The first RE class will be on September 3rd and 4th depending on the day assigned to your student, and the RE calendar will be available in July from the website, church vestibule, RE office and rectory.

First Friday Adoration on August 2

Spend Some Time With the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration begins with Exposition at 9:30am on Friday and the Blessed Sacrament will be repositioned in the tabernacle at 11am.

Adoration begins again after the 7pm Mass. Please be aware that there will be some periods of praise and worship during overnight Adoration. Please see the schedule for details.

If you are not familiar with the practice of adoration, we supply a handy guide and other reading materials in the vestibule. All you need to do to adore is to show up in the Church sometime on First Friday - for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, whatever you can spare.

Watchers are needed to sit with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. We need at least one person signed up for every hour. A sign-up sheet is in the vestibule or sign up online here.

From the Desk of Fr. William

A Message From Our New Parochial Vicar

The LORD be with you! The best way to describe my experience of the priesthood this past month since I was ordained is simply "gift" or "grace." The sacrament of Holy Orders has continued to be a gift since my arrival at Saint Philip! I am truly grateful to so many individuals and families who have warmly welcomed me here to the parish. 

I was touched to receive, at the 10:00 am Mass on my first weekend, the gift of a "spiritual bouquet." As I went through the cards and promises of (many) prayers, it was awesome to see how many people willingly prayed for someone they had not yet met! What came to my mind was Jesus' citation of Isaiah that "my house shall be a house of prayer." I have been privileged to experience something of that passage fulfilled...thanks to your prayers.

It is a joy for me to encounter this foundation of prayer here at St Philip's. Prayer -- that intimate dialogue with God, caught up in the love between the Father and the Son -- is the foundation for our Christian life, whether it is "alone and in secret," in the family, at work, among friends and neighbors, or in the public square.

Saint Therese of Lisieux called prayer "a surge of the heart; a simple look turned toward heaven. It is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy." I have already had many reasons to turn toward the LORD in thankful prayer in my first two weeks here at Saint Philip's both in my personal prayer, and at that most powerful prayer of the Eucharist, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

I look forward to getting to know more and more of you here in the community better... please do not be shy about saying hello! Be assured of my prayers and work as God continues His work to build up the Kingdom, both in our hearts and in Falls Church.

Yours in Christ Jesus, under Mary's protection, 
Father Will Nyce

New Email and Texting Scam Alert!

Do Not Fall for Requests for Gift Cards, Information, Even if They Look Like They Come From St. Philip or a Priest

Please be aware: No one from St. Philip will EVER email you asking for gift cards or your credit card information. If this happens to you, please let us know immediately and also report the fraudulent email or call to your email provider and law enforcement, if appropriate. Find out more about these scams on the Federal Trade Commission website.

Take Note

Help Wanted: Part-time Bookkeeper

St. Philip is looking for a part-time (10 hours a week) bookkeeper. Must be an expert in Excel and QuickBooks and have previous bookkeeping experience.

Send resume with job history, salary requirements and three references to businessmanager@stphilipsparish.com. No phone calls, please.

ECC Summer Camp, Preschool Openings

St. Philip Early Childhood Center has openings in our 3 and 4 year old programs for the 2019/20 school year. We also still have openings for our summer camp ages 3 - 9. Call today for a tour or more information 703-573-4570 or visit stphilipecc.org.

St. Philip Parish Festival Countdown Has Begun: Sept. 28

Please mark your calendar for this year's St. Philip Parish Festival. Even though summer is just beginning, it's not too long before activities for the festival begin in earnest. Over the summer, please pray to the Holy Spirit for inspiration on how you help the parish and festival.

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Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30pm
Sunday: 8am, 10am & noon (English)
2pm & 4pm (Spanish)
Weekdays: 9am & 7pm
Saturday: 9am


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


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

  • Find Mass, Confessions & Adoration times at other parishes here.

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

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