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  • PALM SUNDAY Christ Be Our Light: Week VII Follow our Lenten theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org Palm Sunday 2019 Holy Week: Christ, Be Our Light! Our Holy Week is a journey from light to darkness to an everlasting light. During Lent we have examined and... [Read more]
  • FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT Christ Be Our Light: Week VI Follow our Lenten theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org Is That Better? Is that better? . . . is asked when one's chin is resting gently on a phoropter. A phoropter? Yes, a phoropter is the instrument used du... [Read more]
  • FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT Christ Be Our Light: Week V Follow our Lenten theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org RIGHT, LEFT, CENTER: SEEING GOD IN ALL THINGS In his early 90s, Patricia Buck's father-in-law went to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to take the... [Read more]
  • THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT Christ Be Our Light: Week IV Follow our Lenten theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org The Beautiful Light of Broken Places When a mirror is broken, one often hears the superstitious phrase, "Oh, seven years of bad luck." As believers in t... [Read more]
  • SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT Christ Be Our Light: Week III Follow our Lenten theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org Reflection Story Ten Fingers are Overrated Jayce was a bubbly boy until his first day in kindergarten. Returning home, he asked his mother, "why did... [Read more]
  • FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT Christ Be Our Light: Week II Tired of black and white, all or nothing thinking? Do your fears keep you in the dark? Living in the shadow of doubt about God's ability to be your strength in every weakness? Looking for a key to set you free from all shades of ange... [Read more]
  • EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Tired of black and white, all or nothing thinking? Do your fears keep you in the dark? Living in the shadow of doubt about God's ability to be your strength in every weakness? Looking for a key to set you free from all shades of anger and resentment? Is yo... [Read more]
  • SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Every week God asks us all to live the Gospel and to follow his teachings. Sometimes this is effortless, however, this week the message is not an easy one to live out. "Love your enemies. . . do good to those who hate you. . . bless those who curse you. . . pray fo... [Read more]
  • SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Life and Life Issues: Novena and Holy Hour The recent Reproductive Health Act passed in New York State repeals a State law which had guaranteed the right to immediate medical care and legal protection for any child born alive following a botched abortion after 20 week... [Read more]
  • FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME RECOGNIZE YOUR INVITATION FROM THE LORD Many people ask me, "Donna, what do you do at St. Philip's?" Well, my title is Evangelization Minister. "What exactly is an Evangelization Minister?" Good question because I wouldn't call "evangelization" a user-friendly word.... [Read more]
  • FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THE SUPER BOWL! Super Bowl 2019 is almost history. All the words and all the hype will soon be just a memory. Every Super Bowl comes to a close with one team & their fans elated – and the other team & their fans disappointed. But there is one element of the Super B... [Read more]
  • THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Saint John Paul II addressed the Bishops of the United States, with these powerful words, "Catholic education aims not only to communicate facts but also transmit a coherent, comprehensive vision of life, in the conviction that the truths contained in that vision lib... [Read more]