Holy Mass



9 am, 5:30 pm (Vigil)


6:30 am (Spanish,

Sept - June only)

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 Patience in Prayer: “Do not be troubled if you do not immediately receive from God what you ask him; for he desires to do something even greater for you, while you cling to him in prayer. God wills that our desire should be exercised in prayer, that we may be able to receive what he is prepared to give.”

- CCC 2737


Featured Retreat: Carmelite Spiritual Growth & Development, 10/7-9

This Week: Twenty Sixth 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.

Forty Days for Life

The Forty Days “March for Life” will be underway at the Federal Way Planned Parenthood facility on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning October 4th and finishing November 1st. A special thanks to those who joined us last fall. Your prayerful presence for a two hour block each week from 9 am to 3 pm is a visible sign of our belief that God is the author of all life. The location of the facility in Federal Way of Planned Parenthood is on South 348th just west of Pacific Hwy South on the south side of the street. We park in the “Park and Ride” just west of the facility. We pray, sing and support each other, asking God to change the hearts of those considering abortion. PLEASE come join us as we will be a presence “rain or shine” of God’s merciful love for each person. Bring your kids!

Shalom, Deacon Jerry

Join the St. Philomena Youth Ministry!

Looking for something to do on most Sundays from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM? Are you in the 6th through 12th grade? Then why not join the St. Philomena Parish Youth Ministry program? The Youth Ministry program focuses on deepening your understanding about the Catholic Church, doing service to help others and having some fun! If you are interested in joining the Youth Ministry program there are registration forms available in the church bulletin this weekend. Additionally Dr. Steve Morissette, the Youth Minister, will be available in the parish hall on Sunday after the 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM Masses to answer any questions that you might have!! Come on! Join in the fun!!

St. Philomena Cookbook

We are still looking for those famous family recipes for our cookbook. You can email them to adminassist@stphil.com, put them in the collection basket at Mass or come into the parish office to drop them off. Be sure to put your name on the recipe. There is no limit on the number of recipes you may submit.

Help Needed!


Read Pope Francis: The Joy of the Gospel, Laudato Si’ and Amoris Laetitia

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.

Prolife Healthcare Options: Samaritan Ministries, Medi-Share, Christian Healthcare Ministries

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

Coming Events
9/27 Children’s Choir
10/1 Oktoberfest
10/2 Gethsemene Catholic Cemetary
11/11 Concert!

Parish Registration Form


Watch EWTN
Comcast Channel 233, Canal 772
DishTV Channel 261
DirecTV Channel 370
Radio AM 1050, Sirius 130

Featured Program: “Thérèse” Saturday 10/1 at 4:30 pm: The mesmerizing story of a young girl’s romance with God. Her faith and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times.

Mother Angelica,
Rest in Peace