February 11, 2018

PRAYER IS THE KEY TO SERENITY

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During the season of Lent, we will discover prayer as the key to serenity through homilies, bulletin and website articles, song and personal prayer time. As we approach our Lenten journey begin to pray the Serenity Prayer, written by Reinhold Niebuhr, each day.

PRAYER
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HYMN PRAYER
You are invited to sing or say the lyrics to the hymn below as a form of prayerful reflection, sung to the tune of “For the Beauty of the Earth.”

Grant Us, Lord, Serenity
Grant us, Lord, serenity
When your grace we cannot see.
For each moment is your plan,
Grace abounds throughout life’s span.
Grateful prayer and thankful praise
For your wisdom all our days.

For the challenge of each hour,
May acceptance in us flower.
People, places, things abound;
May your will in each be found.
Grateful prayer and thankful praise
For your wisdom all our days.

Courage is the gift you give,
In your Spirit’s life we live.
In our hearts and minds inspire
Words and actions – love’s desire.
Grateful prayer and thankful praise
For your wisdom all our days.

Facing choices every day,
Guiding wisdom is our stay.
Draw us close in unity,
Stewards in community.
Grateful prayer and thankful praise
For your wisdom all our days.

Music: DIX; Conrad Kocher, 1786 – 1872;
adapt. By William H. Monk, 1823 – 1889

REFLECTION QUESTIONS
What word or phrase catches your attention or speaks to you? Share with God in prayer the thoughts and feelings that surface from your reflection. What action can you take to offer a moment of serenity for another person?

FEBRUARY 14, 2018
ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
Masses with Eucharist and distribution of ashes:
7:00 AM, 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM
4:00 PM Prayer Service with distribution of ashes

Renew your faith and your spiritual life for service and love for one another.

Lenten Practices:
• Participating in weekly or even daily celebration of the Eucharist is the most perfect prayer and Lenten observance
• Engage in the variety of opportunities for community and private prayer and reflection.
Women’s Retreat: February 24th at 9 AM Annunciation Parish, Wayne
Bible Study: -Mondays at 11:30 AM in Church Beginning February 19th
Meditation Hour:  Thursday, March 8th at 7 PM 
Welcome Home: Sacrament of Reconciliation; Mondays 7:00 to 8:00 PM Saturdays 11:00 AM to 12 Noon
Stations of the Cross: Fridays 7:00 PM in Church
Lenten penance includes acts of self-denial as a tool for mindfulness of God’s bountiful gifts and presence and/or an increase in charitable acts and works of kindness.
• Days of Fast and Abstinence: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence when we refrain from eating meat and have one full meal and two lesser meals. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.

LAST YEAR’S PALMS MAY BE PLACED
IN THE PURPLE PALM BARREL
IN THE CHURCH VESTIBULE

WOMEN’S RETREAT
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Please join us for a Women’s Morning Lenten Retreat
Beloved. Be Love!
Saturday, February 24th
beginning with Continental Breakfast at 9:00 AM.

Location due to the after fire restoration process:
Annunciation Parish
45 Urban Club Road in Wayne
Registration fee is $10 per person.
To register contact Donna Scancarella:  201-321-4376 or dscancarella@stphilip.org.

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JUBILEE YEAR 2018
The Year of our Lord 2018 is our parish Jubilee commemorating 75 years of fulfilling our mission of Opus Christi –which is Latin for Christ’s Work. During the decades our parish has been love in action, bringing good news through spiritual, service and social ministry.

Jesus said to our parish patron St. Philip, “Whoever believes in me will do the works I do and even great works.”John 14:22

WEB SITE AND FACE BOOK INFORMATION
Share your e-mail with us so as not to miss any of the good news. Visit stphilip.org/jubilee to be included in our email list. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/stphilipclifton.

Fr. Matt is looking for some old photos and film in any format about St. Philip Church and/or school to compile our history.  Items can be left with Barbara Salzer at the Parish Office.

Our Jubilee Prayer
Rejoicing in you, O Lord, with thankful hearts we pray as .  . .
We Remember
gratefully our past companions on the Journey whose sacrifice inspires us.
We Celebrate
the good news of love in action that empowers spiritual,
service and social ministry.
We Believe
in God’s providence as faithful stewards who continue Christ’s work using the Keys to the Kingdom.
Amen

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