On behalf of the people of Saint Philip the Apostle Parish, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to our community. We hope you will be happy here.
This website is our way of showing how the work of Jesus continues at St. Philip the Apostle Parish through the collaboration of its pastor, parishioners and staff. The listing of programs, organizations and activities in this website is a concrete sign of the commitment of our parish to grow closer to God and to each other as we try to be of service to all of God’s people.
As we welcome you, we ask you to reflect on these words by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in their “the Committee on the Parish.”
“A parish is for most Catholics the single most important part of the Church. The parish is where the mission of Christ continues. The parish is where Catholics publicly express their faith, joining with others to give proof of their communion with God and with one another. This can only happen with the collaboration of clergy, religious and laity — both adult and youth — as they recognize their common mission.”
YOU are very important to St. Philip the Apostle. We hope and pray that you will become an active member of our parish family. Come help us grow in Christ.
Again, WELCOME to St. Philip the Apostle Parish. May God always bless you and yours.
Dear St. Philip the Apostle Family and Friends,
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) started on Nov. 5 at the church rectory from 7-8:30 PM. and will be held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM through May.
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/water
Please 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’sCommandments, 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 let us know 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!