This update on COVID-19 was just released by Archbishop Prendergast.
As Fr. Bob writes in his message this week, ‘The Holy Spirit would soon guide them (the disciples) out of their innate self-centredness and too-narrow focus, and guide them to understand Jesus, his mission, and their part in it with more clarity. That is why Jesus’ work on earth did not finish until he did send the Holy Spirit on his disciples at Pentecost. It is only through the Spirit that we are able to transcend our natural tendency to put ourselves at the center of the universe. He will enable us to mature into realizing that God is not part of our story, we are in fact part (and only a small part) of His story (History).
Join us in fasting and praying the Novena to the Holy Spirit from Thursday 21st May to Saturday 30th May, in anticipation of the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday 31st.
Our vigils continue … ALL are invited to join our next ‘At-Home Vigil of Prayer’ on Saturday, May 30 from 8am to 4pm by praying IN YOUR OWN HOME. This month’s intention is for ‘family members who have left the faith.’ Pray in any way you chose. Please choose any hour/any amount of time to join in prayer—our parishioners will pray individually, in solidarity with each other and with the world.
St Philips can now accept E-Transfers. It’s quick and easy! For those familiar with sending e-transfers, just set it up as usual and email it to the parish email address (stphiliprcp1819[at]gmail[dot]com). Send the office a separate email indicating the password. If you are new to e-transfers, the option to send e-transfers should be available on your online banking platform. Or call your bank or the office for details on how to set it up. Thank you!
Would you like the community to pray for a special intention?
We are a praying community … and separation cannot stop us from praying for one another! We are establishing an ‘online’ list of Community Prayer Intentions so we can keep praying (just as we support each other ‘in person’ and during the Prayers of the Faithful during Mass). Click the following link to see the Community Prayer Intentions so you can pray in solidarity with your friends and fellow parishioners.
Email your intentions to [email protected]; the list of intentions will be updated online about every two days or so. When you submit your intention, please also let us know if you would like it to be anonymous, or if you would like your name included with the intention. We encourage all parishioners to click the link and pray for the intentions of others.
Here is the Pentecost bulletin.
Enjoy! Here is the Bulletin of May 24, 2020.