This Week: Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
|Tue: The Presentation of the Lord|
|Fri: St Agatha, Virgin, Martyr|
|Sat: St Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs|
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.
Lent Begins with Ash Wednesday, 2/10
We begin our Lent by celebrating the Holy Mass. Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, but as Fr. Steve says, it is a Holy Day. Mass in English will be held at 6:00 am, 7:30 am, and 8:45 am. A bilingual Mass will be held held at 6:00 pm and a Mass in Spanish will be held at 8:00 pm.
On Fridays during Lent we have Soup Suppers at 5:30 pm, Confession at 6:00 pm (except Feb. 12), and Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm.
During Lent we join with our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world in fasting and abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and by abstaining from meat on all other fridays.
Participate in 40 Days for Life!
As a visible sign that all Life is precious from conception to natural death, St. Philomena Parish will make its presence known at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Federal Way for five (5) consecutive Tuesdays beginning February 16th from 9am until 3pm. We walk and pray for changes of heart and to offer prayers for individuals who have made decisions against life.
We are scheduled on the following Tuesdays: February 16, 23, and March 1, 8, and 15. Those working during the week can also participate on Saturdays.
We ask for a 2 hour commitment, if possible each of the 5 weeks, with groups of at least 2 people for each time slot. Sign-up sheets can be found on the bulletin board outside the main entrance of the Church, or you can stop by or call the office to place your name on the schedule. Please walk with us in witness of our God who created us all in His image and likeness.
Signs and booklets will be provided at the site or you can check with the Deacon for materials. Let us show by our visible presence that we are committed to LIFE!
The Martin De Porres Men’s Shelter needs many items: Warm Clothing//Accessories, Pants and Jeans Bath Towels, Blankets, Deodorant, Flip Flops/ Shower Shoes, Disposable Razors, Toothbrushes, Reading Glasses, Trave-sized Toiletries Toothpast, Shampoo, Lotion, Shaving Cream
Become an apostle for Christ in His mother’s army! Share the labors of the priests in the Legion of Mary. We share the word of God with those searching for a home in Christ. Contact Delores Rybacki at 206-878-5827 for more information.
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.
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