This Week: Second Week in Ordinary Time
|Wed: St Agnes, Virgin & Martyr|
|Thu: Day of Prayer for the Unborn|
|Sat: St Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor|
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
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