CCD EDUCATIONCCD meets weekly after the 9 am Mass, except after a holiday and during the summer, or as otherwise listed in the church bulletin. Classes for Pre-K through 8. For more information, please call April King at 301-423-4244. TEENS IN HIS IMAGE (TIHI)TIHI offers continuing faith development for all high school students. Teens have the opportunity to share as they learn more about Christ-like action. Meets twice a month on Sunday evening. Special activities at specified times. For more information, please call the Rectory at 301-423-4244.CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW) is a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word in a manner so young children (ages 4 until reception of First Holy Communion) come away with a better understanding of the Sunday readings and how they apply to their lives. We are looking for volunteers to assist with this ministry which will be offered once a month at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. If you are interested in helping, please contact April King at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at the rectory. T raining will be provided.SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (SPRED)
SPRED of ST. PHILIP’S is a program of
Catholic faith development for persons with special needs, ages six and older. We meet once a month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.SPRED is a Catholic-community experience for persons, ages 6 and older, with developmental disability, including learning disability and mental retardation. Meets twice a month on Saturday from 9:15 until 11:30 am. A SPRED Mass is offered once a month as part of the program. SPRED
has been operating for over 30 years at Saint Philip the Apostle and will begin again on Saturday, September 10, 2011. The sessions are bi-monthly and includes celebrating Mass with active participation by the members. For more information, please call Ruth Hoehl (301-599-0307), Joseph Messina (301-894-8067) or Dolores Steinhilber (301-870-4736).RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)RCIA will start in September at the church rectory from
7-8:30 PM. and will be held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM.Please share this information with someone you think might be
interested in coming to see what RCIA is all about. Please pray for all those
people who will be joining us on this journey.St. Philip the Apostle Parish would like to cordially invite you
(or someone you would like to extend the invite to) to come and learn more
about the Catholic Faith.We will be offering instructional classes on the faith, worship,
and life of the Catholic Church. Our classes will be held in the
church rectory and are open to anyone - Catholics or non-Catholics.Who is in the R.C.I.A.?* Un-baptized adults* Adults baptized in non-Trinitarian formula* Adults baptized as Catholic, but lack First Holy Communion and
Confirmation* Adults baptized & confirmed infants in the Catholic
Church, but lack First Holy Communion* Adults baptized in other Christian Churches, in the
Trinitarian formula w/waterPlease ask us about RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for
Children) for children and youth older than 7 years old.What Will the RCIA Class Cover?“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and
fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts of the Apostles
2:42)As in the early Christian communities, in our RCIA classes, we
will look at the four main pillars on which the life of faith rests. First, we
will cover “the apostles’ teaching,” that is, the Creed, which contains in it
all the essential pieces of the Catholic faith. Next, we will consider the 7
Sacraments and especially “the breaking of bread” which is an ancient term for
the sacrament of the Eucharist. Also, we will look at God’s Commandments, which
summarize the Moral Teachings of the Church. Finally, we will learn about “the
prayers” of the Church and how one enters into Prayer.Please talk to April King or Fr.. Ted if you
have any questions, concerns or would like more info on RCIA.We hope you or someone you know can join us!May the peace of Christ be with you and your family!
LECTIONARY PREVIEW GROUPPrepares for the Sunday Eucharist by reading and discussing the assigned Scripture selection for the coming Sunday. The group meets Wednesday morning at 9:30, after Mass, in the Rectory, from September through May.
LECTIONARY PREVIEW will resume in September on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am. Please plan to join this group after Labor Day.
ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE SCHOOLOur mission at St. Philip the Apostle School is to work with parents to promote the development of the whole child in a faith-filled Catholic environment. We offer a well-rounded program that provides opportunities for academic success and spiritual growth for all, while encouraging students to share their talents and blessings with those in need, Pre-K through 8.Visit Our School at: http://www.stphiliponline.com
SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS will be normal working hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Applications are still being accepted, and tours of the school are available. For questions, please call the school office at (301) 423-4740.SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS will be normal working hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Applications are still being accepted, and tours of the school are available. For questions, please call the school office at (301) 423-4740.