Holy Mass



9 am, 5:30 pm (Vigil)


6:30 am (Spanish),

8:30 am, 10:30 am,

1:00 pm (Spanish),

5:30 pm


7:30 am (except Wed.),

7:00 pm (Wed. only, Spanish)

Holy Days

7:30 am and evening, as announced.



Saturdays after the 9:00 am Mass and 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (English)

Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Sundays 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Spanish)

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

On the Baptism of Jesus: The baptism of Jesus is on his part the acceptance and inauguration of his mission as God's suffering Servant. He allows himself to be numbered among sinners; he is already “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world”.

- CCC 536


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.

The Faithful Seahawk’s Rosary!

The open spirituality of our quarterback reminds us that as with all things, the purpose of the game of football is to teach us about Christ. In this spirit the St. Philomena Rosary Group offers Seahawk-themed rosaries!

Posted on the King 5 Wall by Rose Tran

“Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.” 1 Corinthians 9:25

Thanks from Pregnancy Aid

We at Pregnancy Aid are so grateful for your generous outpouring of donations during Advent: diapers, baby clothes, blankets - wonderful things. Thank you! In 2014 we received some 2,000 visits from families seeking assistance. Your gifts helped us help them. God bless you.

Pregnancy Aid of Des Moines

Mass and March for Life in Olympia

Please join us on Tuesday January 20th in taking a stand for our unborn brothers and sisters, who have no one else to speak for them. The Holy Mass with Archbishop Sartain will be at 9:30 am at St. Martin’s in Lacey, followed by a rally at noon on the capitol steps.

Buses are available from our area. Note that although a donation is requested to help defray the cost of transportation, no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

You are also invited to join your Knights of Columbus in carpooling to the Mass and rally. We will meet at St. Philomena on Tuesday morning and depart at 8:15 am. Please RSVP to the Knights of Columbus Prolife Chair, Tony Mactutis.

Affordable Care Act Alert

If you are purchasing insurance through the Exchange, the only healthcare plans in Washington which do not subsidize elective abortions are the Premera Multistate plans. Please consider choosing one of these plans.

Also note that there is another alternative, which for many people is cheaper and better, and does not require us to subsidize abortion, sex-change operations, sterilizations, etc. Christian Healthcare Coops abide by Biblical principles and do fulfill the federal requirement to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act:


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: Universalis.com or 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

Coming Events
1/19 Martin Luther King Day
1/20 Mass and March for Life
1/31 Spaghetti Dinner
2/1 Youth Group
2/4 Marriage Prep.
2/8 Youth Group
2/22 Youth Group
3/14 Splash Auction

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LIVE Coverage of the March for Life [in Washington DC], Thursday 1/22: “EWTN President Doug Keck and Network Chaplain Father Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA, will anchor EWTN’s overall event lineup. On the ground coverage, which will include interviews of marchers, speakers, and other special guests, will be provided by Teresa Tomeo and the “EWTN News Nightly” team headed by anchor Brian Patrick.”

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