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Week One | Life and Dignity of the Human Person
For Lent: A Simple Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching Catholic Social Teaching has its roots long ago in Pope Leo XIII’s 1897 encyclical Rerum Novarum, literally meaning “of new things.” Its context was the industrial revolution, and it strove to address the excesses of unfettered capitalism: unsafe factories, poor working conditions, poverty, slums, broken families, child labor, discrimination, greed, and corruption. Its distinctive feature is its concern for the poorest members of our society, echoing both the Jewish law of the Old Testa...

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Live the Gospel of Life | Respect Life Reflection
Twenty-five years ago, Pope St. John Paul II wrote that the Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ saving message to the world. (Evangelium Vitae 1). In taking on human flesh, dwelling among us, and sacrificing is very life for our redemption, Christ reveals the profound dignity of every human person. This God-given dignity does not change with our stage of life, abilities, level of independence, or any other varying circumstance. Rather, it is rooted in the permanent fact that each of us is made in the image and liken...

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Altar Society Donation Request | Bradley Angle and Domestic Violence Awareness
Remember October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month The Altar Society is again asking for cash donations to provide welcome & hygiene bags throughout the year —plus gift cards at Christmas— to the women, children, and men sheltered by Bradley Angle. This unique and ongoing project started in October 2009. To date, 486 welcome bags have been delivered as a result of parishioner contributions and the work of Altar Society volunteers. Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behaviors that can include physical, ...

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Online Program | Faith and Racial Healing, Registration Deadline Nov 1
You are invited to join other St. Philip Neri parishioners and those from others parishes in an online program called “Faith and Racial Healing: Embracing Truth, Justice, and Restoration.” The subject is racial justice and trained facilitators will guide small groups in weekly online sessions to pray and discuss assigned readings and videos. The program begins in January but the deadline to register is Nov. 1. For additional information, go to justfaith.org and click on “Racial Justice Program” or contact parishioner Sarah P...

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All Souls Day | Monday, November 1
Monday, November 1st is the celebration of All Souls Day officially known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and in some places, the Day of the Dead. It is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, which is observed by some Christian denominations. All Souls’ Day is often, although not exclusively, celebrated in western Christianity; “Saturday of Souls” is a related tradition more frequently observed within eastern Christianity. Mass will be offered at St. Phili...

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Priesthood Sunday | THANK YOU!

Posted on October 18, 2020 in: General News

Priesthood Sunday | THANK YOU!
I would like to express my sincere graditude for the prayers, blessing, well wishes, cards and gifts from Priesthood Sunday. Fr. Andrew Thank you and God Bless You!

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