This Week: Second Week in Ordinary Time
We are the Roman Catholic Faith Community of St. Philomena, called to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our celebrating and praying together, through our support of the faith development of each member and through our compassionate service and care for one another and the world. We do this because of our commitment to our faith, our hope in the reign of God and our love of God and neighbor.
Thank you so much for your generous donations of diapers and other baby items to Pregnancy Aid. The need is great; many families come to us for help. (Last year we gave about 14,000 diapers.) Your generosity enables us to provide for many needy families here in Des Moines.
We wish to also thank everyone who gave generously to the Food Bank and St. Martin de Porres Men’s Shelter. Your generous donations of hats, gloves and blankets will keep the men warm in these frigid temperatures. Your donations of diapers and food will help many needy families.
Mass and March for Life January 23
Monday, January 23, 2017 there will be a Mass and March for Life in Olympia. For any-one interested there will be a bus leaving St. Bernadette Parish going to St. Martin’s in Lacy for a Mass for Life with Archbishop Sartain. Then it will continue to Olympia for the March for Life on the Capitol steps. For seat reservations or more information contact Rose Rangel at 206-475-9333 or email@example.com. (Buses are arranged by the Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women.)
The Legion of Mary provides a wonderful opportunity to grow closer to Christ by seeing Him in our neighbor. We visit the sick, elderly and unchurched people of our parish. Contact Delores Rybacki 206-878-5827 for more information.
Get to know scripture as never before, with Lectio Divina explained by Pope Benedict.
Do you think you might have a vocation to a Third Order? A Third Order is a branch of a religious order established specifically for the laity: married or single, to bring Christ into the world. In the Seattle area we have third order Dominicans, Carmelites, and Franciscans.
Click here for the new Faith Formation Form.
Información de las Quinceañeras está aquí.
Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation schedules are on the Sacraments page
Pray the Divine Office to consecrate your day to the Lord: DivineOffice.org
Traveling for business or pleasure? Don’t forget to make the Holy Mass a part of your plans: call 1-858-207-6277 or go to www.masstimes.org.
Find the readings and Gospel for today here: Daily Mass Readings from the NAB