Category archives: Bulletin

  • 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time SING A NEW CHURCH: Week II Singing Circles of Color The Singing Circles of Color symbol above represents our Theme. Notice (color version at www.stphilip.org and Church Banner) the dynamic relationships that each individual circle and a variety of combinations of ci... [Read more]
  • 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time SING A NEW CHURCH: Week I Singing Circles of Color The Singing Circles of Color symbol above represents our Theme. Notice (color version at www.stphilip.org and Church Banner) the dynamic relationships that each individual circle and a variety of combinations of cir... [Read more]
  • 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH BY JAMES MARTIN, S.J. FROM THE BOOK BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH: WHY JOY, HUMOR AND LAUGHTER ARE AT THE HEART OF SPIRITUAL LIFE WEEK 3 St. Thomas Aquinas, the 13th-century theologian who carefully distinguished between different kinds of joy ... [Read more]
  • 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME August 21, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report issued on August 14, 2018 was profoundly upsetting to every person of good will. The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible. They show a heartb... [Read more]
  • 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH BY JAMES MARTIN, S.J. FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THIS COLUMN WILL FEATURE EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH: WHY JOY, HUMOR AND LAUGHTER ARE AT THE HEART OF SPIRITUAL LIFE WEEK 2 Kuschel, the German theology professor, has a tw... [Read more]
  • 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH BY JAMES MARTIN S.J. FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THIS COLUMN WILL FEATURE EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK BETWEEN HEAVEN AND MIRTH. As a Catholic priest and Jesuit, I’ve come across a surprising number of spiritually aware people who are, in a word, g... [Read more]
  • 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THE FOOD THAT LASTS It appears that many things produced today are not made to last. Take our modern buildings for example. I wonder how many of the buildings that have gone up in recent years in the city will still be there in three hundred years' time. Much of what w... [Read more]
  • 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME MARRIAGE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH Marriage, more properly called in the Roman Catholic Church: The Holy Sacrament of Matrimony, is one of the Seven Sacraments of the Church. Even though the words Marriage and Matrimony are frequently used interchangeably, there is signif... [Read more]
  • 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SACRED SAUNTERING AND HOLY LOLLYGAGGING "Where did you go?" "Out." "What did you do?" "Nothing." There you have it: the cloud of suspicion that has hung over sauntering and lollygagging for years, and not just among the parents of teenagers. Little wonder. ... [Read more]
  • 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]