This Week: Holy Week
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.
Holy Week Schedule
- 4/17: Holy Thursday: Morning Prayer at 7:30 am, and Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Bilingual) at 7:00 pm.
- 4/18: Good Friday: Morning Prayer and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 7:30 am. The St. Philomena School 8th grade students will be presenting the Stations of the Cross at 10:45 AM. This is a dramatic and moving presentation of the Stations. Veneration of the Cross is at 3:00 pm (English) and 7:00 pm (Spanish).
- 4/19: Holy Saturday: Morning Prayer and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 8:00 am. Come and help decorate for Easter at 9:00 am. We especially need strong men to help with lifting the decorated cross. Rehearsal at 10:00 am, and Easter Vigil Mass at 7:00 pm (Bilingual).
- 4/20: Easter Sunday: Mass at 8:30 and 10:30 am (English), and at 6:30 am and 1:00 pm (Spanish). No 5:30 pm Mass.
Charity in Action
My friends, I simply wanted to let you know that the second collection for disaster relief in Oso was a great success. You kindly donated in excess of five thousand dollars. This will be a great blessing to them, and perhaps give to some of our distressed neighbors a real sense that Christ’s blessings extend even in times of greatest difficulty. Blessings, Fr. Steve.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This 40 Days for Life has been a powerful time of prayer and posture as many of you have prayed and walked in front of the Planned Parenthood Building in Federal Way. God has truly been present. He is present in those who honk their car horn and give a thumbs up as they drive by. He is present in those who stop and ask if they can sign something in support of Life. Yes, He is even present (and weeping) for those who feel they have no choice but to terminate the life within them. So let us continue to pray each day and ask that God’s mercy and love will change hearts to respond positively to God’s call for Life. Shalom, Deacon Jerry
The St. Philomena Blood Drive on March 31st was a huge success with a record 43 registered donors. Thank you, donors, for your help in saving lives!
Affordable Care Act Alert
If you are purchasing health insurance through the exchange, please consider the Premera Blue Cross Multistate Plan, which offers the least coverage for abortion.
Note that another option is to join a Christian healthcare coop. These plans are technically not insurance, but for many people they are cheaper and better, and they do not require us to subsidize abortion, sterilizations, etc. They do fulfill the federal requirement to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act:
Check out EWTN this week: Jewish Roots of Catholicism, Monday 4/14 - Wednesday 4/16 at 10am:
“Bob Fishman lets Catholics know that it's okay to let your roots show when he takes an in-depth look at Judaism’s influence on the fundamental roots of Catholicism in this three-part special. Parts One through Three air 1 p.m. ET Monday, April 14 through Wednesday, April 16.”
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Find the readings and Gospel for today here: Daily Mass Readings from the NAB