This Week: First Week of Advent
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.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday December 8 is a Holy Day of Obligation. Stay tuned for Mass times!
Jesus waits for you in the Blessed Sacrament!
Please consider signing up for at least a one half- hour slot per week. This is a great gift to parishioners attending St. Philomena and the surrounding parishes. Jesus is physically present (body, blood, soul, and divinity) in the most Holy Eucharist. We can gaze upon Jesus and worship Him in His Presence. Adoration is open to everyone at any time except during Mass.
We ask that when you visit the chapel for Adoration, log the time slot of your visit and maintain a disposition of reverence. Bring your family and friends. This is time well-spent!
Adoration times needing Adorers: Thursday early morning & night, 2:30am to 6:00am Friday, 1:30am to 5:00am
- Donations of non-perishable food items are greatly needed this season at the Des Moines Food Bank. The Food Bank is located at the Des Moines United Methodist Church on 9th Avenue South and 223rd Avenue South. There will be boxes labeled for the particular program inside the main entrance to place these items.
- Pregnancy Aid provides for our local needy families. We are in need of new winter coats, pajamas, toys, children’s books, and especially diapers! We are open from 10:00am to 1:00pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please call Jo at 206-878-0803 or visit our office at 730 S. 225th St. in Des Moines.
- The children of the Religious Education Department are asking for help in collecting socks, underwear, and undershirts to be given to the men at St. Martin de Porres Shelter in Seattle. As the weather becomes cold and rainy, there is nothing like clean, warm socks and underwear to make someone feel human. All donations need to be in by December 5th to the parish office or sent to class with your students.
The Legion of Mary provides a wonderful opportunity to grow closer to Christ by seeing Him in our neighbor. We visit the sick, elderly and unchurched people of our parish. Contact Delores Rybacki 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