Author archives: Elvis Presley

  • THE MOST HOLY TRINITY NOVENA HONORING THE MOST HOLY TRINITY As we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity, we acknowledge that the mystery is never fully understood, but can be experienced, felt, and known. The prayer written by Joyce Rupp, O.S.M., in "Out of the Ordinary", may open us to a grateful an... [Read more]
  • SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Christ Be Our Light Follow our theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Light our Way The Risen Christ commissioned the disciples and therefore us, to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News! Part of ... [Read more]
  • THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT PARISH ADVENT PROGRAM WRAP YOUR GIFTS IN PRAYER Unwrap the gift of God in Prayer. In the midst of Advent and Christmas busyness, we offer you a way to pray and to discover our God who is with us. Each season the preparation for gift giving can be a source of stress. This ... [Read more]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]