The third Saturday of every month SS. Philip and James Parish hosts "Pray 'n Play" for Catholic families with small children. During Pray 'n Play, children are given an opportunity to play with other kids their age and encounter their Catholic faith through short stories, prayer, simple activities, and events. Pray 'n Play is also a great opportunity for parents to connect with each other. Throughout the year, we meet at homes, playgrounds, museums, and other fun locations.
The Saints Philip & James Council #14102 of the Knights of Columbus was established in 2006. The Council meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm in the St. Dominic room of the parish hall at 2801 N. Charles Street. Meetings are generally an hour and are followed with light refreshments and conversation. Any practicing Catholic man is welcome and encouraged to apply for membership in our Council. Our Council Chaplain is Rev. Hugh Vincent Dyer, OP.
The Saints Philip & James Council conducts programs in the following areas: Church, Community, Pro Life, Council, Family and Youth. Members of our Council are involved in hundreds of hours of activity annually including visiting the sick and bereaved, donating blood, serving at Mass, community service, youth service, Habitat for Humanity, and more! Worldwide, nearly 1.7 million Knights and their families contribute more than 60 million volunteer hours and donate over $130 million to charitable programs annually. When you become a member of the Knights of Columbus you are joining the largest Catholic lay organization in the world!
Members of the Fraternities of St. Dominic are lay men and women who are fully incorporated members of the Order of Preachers and live out their Dominican vocation in the world. Lay Dominicans, who in the past have been called Third Order or Dominican Tertiaries, have existed almost as long as the Dominican Order itself. The Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic was founded with their own rule in 1285 and was officially recognized by the Church on the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas in 1286.
Lay Dominicans "are accordingly distinguished both by their own spirituality and by their service to God and neighbor in the Church. As members of the Order, they participate in its apostolic mission through prayer, study and preaching according to the state proper to the laity." (The Rule of the Lay Fraternity #4).
Lay Dominicans come from every background, joining the Dominican charism to their state of life in the world. In this unique Dominican way, they live out their special vocation "to seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God's will." (Lumen Gentium 31)
Catholic adults who are interested in learning more about the possibility of joining the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic are invited to contact Patricia Ellis for more information on this newly forming group at Saints Philip & James. See http://www.3op.org for more information about the Lay Dominicans.
Gaudete is the Latin command, "Rejoice!" A truly joyful group, Guadete meets on a monthly basis and is open to all adult women in the parish. ALL women of the parish are invited to attend the Gaudete women’s meetings in the St. Thomas Aquinas Lounge in the back of the church hall. If you have questions, please email Annemarie Vallonga. Childcare can be made available if you contact Annemarie in advance of the meeting. Please check the parish bulletin for the next meeting!
THE MAN GROUP at SS. PHILIP & JAMES
Come join the St. John Paul II Man Group at SS. Philip and James! The group meets at 7PM on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, for food, camaraderie, prayer, and faith-sharing. For more info, please contact Dan Schlattman.