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 Sign of the Cross: The Christian begins his day, his prayers, and his activities with the Sign of the Cross: “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” The baptized person dedicates the day to the glory of God and calls on the Savior’s grace which lets him act in the Spirit as a child of the Father. The sign of the cross strengthens us in temptations and difficulties.

- CCC 2157

This Week: 24th 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.

40 Days for Life

Once again St. Philomena Parish is partaking in the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Federal Way as a visible sign of our love and support for LIFE. We are scheduled for the 5 Tuesdays beginning on 9/30, from 9 to 4 each day. We ask for a 2 hour commitment, if possible, for 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 or you can stop by or call the office. Life is a precious gift. Together we can witness to that belief!

Shalom, Deacon Jerry

Support Pregnancy Aid

Pregnancy Aid in Des Moines needs and is delighted to accept gently used (or new) clothing for infants and children through age 6, as well as maternity clothes. The office is at 730 S. 225th and is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Our phone number is 206-878-3770.

Any other clothing may be donated to the Midway Covenant Church Clothing Bank at 22460 - 24th Ave. S. Place donations in the green bin there.

New Parish Directory

It has been at least five years since St. Philomena has had a new parish directory. I hope every family in the parish will participate. Please 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

Registrations are open 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.


Have you come to church with your spouse but do not know what is happening? Have you ever wished to dine at the Eucharistic Table? Do you want to know more about the Catholic faith? Do you have a close friend, relative or co-worker who has expressed interest in the Catholic faith? We have an answer!! The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). The RCIA is the beginning of a life long journey to discover who God is in your life. We will talk about the saints, Virgin Mary, popes, doctrine, social justice and the SACRAMENTS!! This adult only class is full of interesting discussion, fascinating facts, humor, prayer and friendship with fellow travelers on the journey to our Lord. The cost of the program is $50.00 which includes a bible, handouts and program outline. You can register for this program in the parish office or at the other posted registration times.

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
9/16 Safe Environment Class
9/21 KofC Breakfast
9/27 Oktoberfest
9/28 Youthgroup Resumes
10/24 Cornerstone Conference

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JOIN THE EWTN HISPANIC HERITAGE CHALLENGE! EWTN is looking for Hispanic volunteers to raise awareness of EWTN Español and the beauty of the Catholic Faith to those who practice their faith in Spanish! For more information about how you can get involved contact Walter Cordova at 281-298-5207 or write to wcordova@ewtn.com.

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