Rev. Kevin McCaffrey - Pastor Mrs. Rose Madjerich - Secretary Mr. Doug Connelly - Financial Director Parish Office Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9 - 4:30 p.m. Fri. 9 - 12 noon
The Week Ahead
Monday, May 21, 2018
Adoration after 6:30 p.m. Mass until Benediction Friday at 11:55 p.m
Healing Prayer after 6:30 p.m. Mass
Altar & Rosary Meets after the 6:30 p.m. Mass (Parish Social Hall)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows - after 8:30 a.m. Mass.
K of C Meets - 7:30 p.m. (K of C Building)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Prayer for Vocations - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (Peace Chapel)
Confessions - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Church)
Choir Rehearsal- 7:00 p.m. (Church)
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Mass at 9:00 a.m. with SPJ School Children
Benediction - 11:55 p.m.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Confessions - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Rosary - 8:00 a.m. (Peace Chapel)
Encountering God In Daily Life Personal Stories about Encounters with God
EXPERIENCING GOD IN MY DAILY LIFE
In the Company of Angels A few hundred yards from SS. Philip & James Church lives a great little saint of God. I can say this with all confidence having spent some time with her over the past several years. Her name is Christina Mayberry and we have been asked to pray for her as a church for many years as she hovers here between Heaven and Earth, surrounded by a loving family. I met her a few years ago when my son Mohammed was living at Echoing Ridge. I ofter shared with her mother and father how much I longed for Mohammed to come back home to live. Christina doesn't speak much but she can say a few words. When I finally was able to move Mo back home, she said two words to me that brought me to tears because I realized how much her little heart understood. She simply said, "Mo happy."
I didn't see her for a while when my mother's health declined, but recently after about two years I have been able to see her to visit and spend a little more time with her again. Christina has been very sick for a long time. One would understand if she were bitter and self absorbed. Instead her first words to me when I visited her were, "Mo happy." This is something she just knows in her heart, because as I truly believe, she converses with the angels. There are saints among us and this pure soul is one of them. I feel very close to God when I am with her and I know her presence in the "neighborhood" blesses all of us and makes us rich in God's graces. ~Eileen Rohr
If you have had an experience of God, we want to hear about it! Please contact the rectory so we can add it to the bulletin and the website!
Mission Trip Annual Garage Sale The mission trip group is currently accepting gently used items for the "garage" sale. 100% of the money raised from the sales goes to purchase supplies for the home repairs. If you have items available, please contact Jackie Prosise at 330-268-3227 for drop-off times. We are unable to accept exercise machines or computers/tv/printers - these items cost money to dispose of if not sold. Thanks in advance.
Prayer for Our Parish (As Composed by Parish Council)
Heavenly Father, You have called each of us to be a member of SS. Philip & James Parish. Here we unite in worship, and are sent forth to share Your love and make disciples. Lord, we long for our parish to be so on fire that we draw people to You. Empower us with Your Holy Spirit as we strive to work together in this most important mission. Please make our parish amazing, through Your infinite power and grace.