This Week: 21st Week in Ordinary Time
|Mon: St Bartholomew, Apostle|
|Thu: St Monica|
|Fri: St Augustine, Bishop, Doctor|
|Sat: Passion of St John the Baptist|
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.
Rite of Christian Initiation
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your spouse became Catholic? Do you have a family member, best friend or co-worker who has asked what being a Catholic is all about? Are you Catholic but have been away from the Church for some time? We have an answer for all of your questions here at St. Philomena. It is called the RCIA program.
There is no pressure; come and learn what we are about and decide if you wish to continue. Classes begin Tuesday September 15, 2015 from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm in the Upper Conference Room. Call the parish office at 206-878-8709 for more details.
We had a great time on our summer youth retreat at St. Martin’s University last weekend. Deacon Jerry, Joan Glaman, Fr. Woodland, Dario and Heather Mobini (and family), and several young people from our youth group joined over 350 other participants in a variety of activities over the course of 4 days for the youth conference. We prayed in front of an abortion facility, attended workshops led by priests, religious, and lay people from our archdiocese and around the country, engaged in small group discussion and Mass each day. Thank you to all that were able to attend AND thank you for your prayers (past, present, and future)! May God bless us all!!
The Holy Mass with Pope Francis
Archbishop Peter Sartain invites you to join the Archdiocesan pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, September 22-27. This is an historic opportunity to see Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. The week-long Congress also offers inspiring keynote speakers and dozens of timely workshops. For complete information on how to register for this exciting pilgrimage, visit: www.seattlearchdiocese.org/wmf.
Read Laudato Si'
“... As this title makes clear, the pope’s letter praises God for the gift of creation and reminds us that every human person is a part of creation, with inherent dignity and deserving of our respect and care...” -Archbishop J. Peter Sartain
Read Pope Francis’s latest encyclical here.
We are currently looking for 10 wall crucifixes for the classrooms. We are attempting to create a prayer center as we are putting the main focus on prayers. If you have an extra one that you are not using and would like it to go to a good home, please bring it to the parish office.
Volunteer Chore Services is a CCS program serving seniors and adults with disabilities on a fixed income. Volunteers are matched one on one with the adult to help with light household chores, grocery shopping, transportation, home repair, companionship, and yardwork which helps them keep living on their own. Time and location are very flexible. Please contact Adria at 253-850-2525 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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