CCD begins on Sept 22th at 9:30 AM. If your child or grandchild does not attend SS Philip & James School and would like to take part in CCD classes, please print the form and return it to the Parish Office. We hope to see you Sunday!
R.C.I.A. Interested in learning more about our Catholic faith? Classes are open to any Catholic interested in learning more about his or her faith, as well as any non-Catholic interested in learning about the Catholic Church. There is never any pressure put on anyone to become Catholic; that is a work of the Holy Spirit in a person’s soul. If you know anyone interested in the Catholic faith, please invite him or her to the classes. If you plan to attend, or if you have any questions, please call Fr. Kevin at 330.854.2332.
Holy Hour Holy Hour. Just one hour with Jesus. The time goes by so fast. There are two book cases in the Peace Chapel. One holds mostly Bibles and references. The other is an assortment of works, from different centuries, written for different audiences. I read because that way I won't fall asleep, and imagine myself being chided by Jesus, "Could you not stay awake with me for one hour?" Though there are times when, without a book to read, I have slept. When the words from a book leap out at me, I pause and meditate on what they say. I repeat the words out loud, quietly, and let them sink in deeply. The Imitation of Christ. a book which inspired St. Therese, the Little Flower, written between "1478-7427 by Thomas a' Kempis, sits on the shelf. About 10 books down is one of Matthew Kelly's newer books, written within the past five years. At Holy Hour, you never know what book you will find, or which book will find you. It will be the right book. How do I know? Because the books that find me answer the questions that only God knows I asked. And when that happens, which is often, I am reminded that I am not alone in the chapel. And I am tremendously humbled. Never think for one second that you aren't holy enough to make a Holy Hour. Never think that those who seem more saintly than you belong there, rather than you. Holy Hour changes people. It changes their thinking; it changes their lives. And where else can you get the answers to questions that only God knows you asked? Try it. Make a Holy Hour. Karen Nelsen
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.