Author archives: Elvis Presley

  • 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THE DEACON IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH I am sure many of you have often wondered, but never had the opportunity to ask, who is that man standing next to the priest during mass? Is he a priest in training, or one of our more senior altar servers, or perhaps a quality inspe... [Read more]
  • 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TRANSITIONS by Donna Scancarella,Evangelization Minister These past few weeks have been a time of transitions at St. Philip's as we said farewell to a beloved priest and welcomed another. I must admit change is hard but it's not without its joy. As I prepared for Fr... [Read more]
  • WELCOME FR. JOSEPH BOYKOW! FR. JOSEPH'S FIRST HOMILY AT ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE: Hello everyone, my name is Fr. Joseph Boykow. I'm one of the newly ordained priests for our diocese. I just wanted to start by saying how happy I am to be here at St. Philip's, and to have you as my new family. This ... [Read more]
  • THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST As we celebrate the real presence of the Lord in the Eucharist, we believe in the transforming power of Christ’s love. The Eucharist in word and sacrament nourishes us as we grow in holiness and as we are empowered to share our time, talent and treasure. The p... [Read more]
  • PRAYER IS THE KEY TO SERENITY The Gifts of the Holy Spirit The Risen Christ commissioned the disciples and therefore us, to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News! Part of the Good News of Jesus Christ is the power of the Holy Spirit at work within us and among us. We are given all tha... [Read more]
  • PRAYER IS THE KEY TO SERENITY Blessing Prayer Restoration Phase I April 15, 2018 Creator God, we gather this day to give you thanks and praise for your Provident care that gives us courage in every situation. In the beginning of time, you formed the universe and our world to mirror yo... [Read more]
  • PRAYER IS THE KEY TO SERENITY During the season of Lent, we discover Prayer as the Key to Serenity through homilies, bulletin and website articles, song and personal prayer time. The Serenity Prayer is the focus of our Lenten Theme. PRAYER The Serenity Prayerwas born from the angui... [Read more]
  • Prayer is the Key to Serenity During the season of Lent, we discover Prayer as the Key to Serenity through homilies, bulletin and website articles, song and personal prayer time. The Serenity Prayer is the focus of our Lenten Theme. PRAYER The Serenity Prayer was born from the angui... [Read more]
  • JANUARY 26, 2018 What we know as of 11:30 AM on January 26th which is the time that the Bulletin goes to press. On January 11, 2018 our St. Philip School building experienced a fire. To date, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire and smoke damage is much more extens... [Read more]
  • COME AND SEE! During this 75th anniversary of our parish, I want to share with you a meditation on these two words given by Saint Philip the Apostle, to Nathanael. "Come and See!" (Jn1:43-50). Early in this passage Jesus invites Saint Philip to follow Him. And as a result, Philip invites Nathan... [Read more]
  • FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY Fathering and Mothering God "See what love God bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God." John 3:1 Reflection God our Father, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. We thank you for giving us the bread we need.  Holy is your name. You hold us... [Read more]
  • Christmas 2016 THEME Your Gift is Wrapped and Prayer OK GOD, WHAT'S THE GOOD NEWS? Love is Good News One Christmas Eve a mother has to tell her children some bad news. There would be no Christmas presents the next day because despite the mom's every effort they are penniless. The children unders... [Read more]