October 27, 2019


NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2019
“Is anyone sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the church, and let them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them.”

On the weekend of November 2 & 3 we will celebrate the Sacrament of The Anointing of the Sick at all Masses. The Sacrament of the Sick is one of the healing sacraments. It is a balm for physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual ills.

The Ritual
• The Sacrament may be administered individually or in a communal setting.
• After an appropriate Scripture reading, the priest prays over the sick person by the laying on of hands on the head of the sick person.
• The forehead is anointed with the Oil of the Sick. The prayer:
“Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit.” R. Amen.
• The palms of the hands are anointed:
“May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.” R. Amen.
• The following prayer is said after the anointing at all Masses:
“Father in heaven, through this holy anointing grant your people comfort in suffering. When they are afraid give them courage, when afflicted give them patience, when dejected, afford them hope, and when alone, assure them of the support of your holy people. We ask this through Christ our Lord.” R. Amen.

Our Parish Plan for Prayer and Healing
• Prayer for the healing power of God to be manifest in each one of our lives accompanied by appropriate music for healing will shape our worship theme.
• Those who choose to receive the Sacrament of the Sick are asked to sit in the first or last row of any section of pews. Wheelchairs can be accommodated in the open space in front of the Ambo. This seating arrangement will allow us to have access to your head and hands for the anointing.
The Sacrament will be administered directly following a brief homily at all of the Masses

St. Philip Women’s Cornerstone Retreat
November 15 & 16, 2019
Go Light Your World
Retreat Times:
Friday, 6:30PM to 10:30PM
Saturday, 8:30AM to 6:30PM

Registration Donation: $50
Register online at stphilip.org
Please email any questions to Cornerstone@StPhilip.org or call
The Molloy Center (973)779-6200.

Fr. Matt invites all who have an interest in social media, picture taking and possess skills in social media to participate in an experiment to bring St. Philip the Apostle Parish social media to a new level.
Join us on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00 pm in the Jubilee Wing Youth Room. Please bring your laptop and be prepared to demonstrate your skills, creative ideas, hopes and dreams for St. Philip’s. Help us to share the good news of God’s desire to be in a relationship with all people. Join us in proclaiming through social media that God is love and that we are empowered to turn our faces with grace to love as God loves. Our mission, Opus Christi, is to do Christ’s Work which is to be love in action.

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