Category archives: Bulletin

  • 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME The Narrow Gate He passed through the villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few be saved?" He answered them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate…" (Luke 13:22-25) "…people will come from the east and... [Read more]
  • 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Live the Good News – Set the World on Fire Greetings and best wishes to our parish community of St. Philip the Apostle for this 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time during the Church Year. The gospel message from Luke: 12:49-53 is clear, challenging, and thought provoking: "... [Read more]
  • 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Jesus said to his disciples: "Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master's return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. ... [Read more]
  • 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THE EPIDEMIC OF GREED In today's Gospel, a large crowd is gathered around Jesus. Someone tries to get Jesus to settle a family dispute. He says, "Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me." Jesus declines and warns the people against greed saying, "Ta... [Read more]
  • 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU Last year, while I was finishing up my last year in the seminary, one of the requirements to get our degree was to take a comprehensive exam. This exam covered all the material that we had learned in our classes over the course of the last four ... [Read more]
  • 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME The Better Part The story of Jesus' visit with Martha and Mary is one of my favorite bible stories. I think because it's so easy to relate to Martha and Mary. Who hasn't experienced Martha's frustration and anxiety at some point or heard Jesus telling us to just be... [Read more]
  • 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TROUBLE LETTING GO Here we are just a few weeks into summer and while recently visiting a local craft store, I was stunned by the array of fall colors, artificial foliage, plastic pumpkins and yes even the beginnings of a Christmas display. All this meant only one ... [Read more]
  • 14TH 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. What... [Read more]
  • THE NEW PASTOR MAKER The toddler is carrying his toy hammer across the room with a determined gait. His uncle asks "Kenny, what are you going to make?" The boy rolls his eyes as if his uncle isn't quite bright and says emphatically, "Noise!" Asking each other questions is the way we share and ... [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. ... [Read more]
  • 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]
  • PENTECOST SUNDAY 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 the Go... [Read more]