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 Assumption: “Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.” The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians...

- CCC 966

This Week: 20th 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.

New Parish Directory

It has been at least five years since St. Philomena has had a new parish directory. In next week’s bulletin you will find a letter from me detailing the preparations for this project. I hope every family in the parish will participate. Simply click on the Lifetouch icon below:

Teens, you have been Chosen

This year, 2014-2015, Youth Ministry will take its members on a journey through the Catholic Faith in all its richness and vitality, from the STORY of CREATION all the way through SALVATION HISTORY!

Starting September 28th, 2014, we will explore a path that will:

“Teens who experience Chosen will find themselves drawn deeply into the beauty of Catholicism and the love of Jesus Christ. In a world searching for meaning, Chosen speaks to the hearts and minds of our youth... This is a new level of catechesis that uses modern methods to transmit eternal truths.”

-Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia

We will meet from 3-5PM in the Parish Hall on Sundays beginning September 28th! Looking forward to seeing YOU there! FAITH, FELLOWSHIP, and FUN ... come join us. (There is no fee for this program.) God bless and keep praying!!


Dee Jenkins


Faith Formation

We know that summer has just begun but it is not to early to register for Monday Religion classes. The cost is $50.00 per child. We meet every Monday night from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Parish School. If you register and pay your fee by September 8th, your student(s) will receive an extra gift.

You can register in the parish office Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please click here for the registration form.


The Rite of Christian Initiation is for anyone who has not been baptized and wishes to enter into full communion with us at the Lord’s table. Our classes begin in September and we meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm in the Upper Conference Room.

Even if you are baptized in another faith but wish to enter into the Eucharistic Banquet that Jesus has prepared for us, please join us as discuss the Catholic faith and you can make a Profession of Faith at our Easter Vigil.

The cost of these classes are $50.00 per person. Please call the Parish Office for more details, and click here for the registration form.

Affordable Care Act Alert

Need healthcare for you or your family? Consider 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:


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
8/23 Eucharistic Outreach Training
9/5 Retrouvaille Marriage Renewal
9/8 Children’s Choir Begins
9/11 Women’s Bible Study Resumes
9/11 Eucharistic Outreach Training
9/16 Safe Environment Class
9/28 Youthgroup Resumes
10/24 Cornerstone Conference

Parish Registration Form


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

This Week: An Uncommon Kindness: The Father Damien Story

“The life and mission of the famous ‘leper priest’ on the island of Molokai, Hawaii, narrated by actor Robin Williams.”

Saturday 8/23 at 8:00 pm

JavaScript not enabled