To join a ministry, or for more information, contact the Rectory at 668-8370, x602, unless otherwise indicated.
ACT (As Christ Taught)
To manifest care and concern for those in the parish who are in dire need of food and assistance. Contact Jim Calamita at 668-8370, ext. 220, for information.
Any student who has received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion is eligible to serve. Contact Jim Calamita at 668-8370 ext.220, for information.
Altar Servers for Funerals
Adult Altar Servers work with the Priest to make the Celebration of the Mass for Funerals as reverent and focused as possible. While it is not a requirement, being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion would be helpful.
To provide comfort and support for the members of our parish family during their time of grief for the loss of a loved one. This committee organizes a hot meal in the Msgr. Jasinski Center immediately following the funeral service.
Contact Mitzi Fuller at 668-0080, to arrange a funeral breakfast.
Catholic Women’s Discussion Program
We are a group of Catholic women from St. Philip the Apostle and neighboring parishes. Meetings are held in members’ homes at 1:00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month from October through May.
It is the belief of the Catholic Women’s Discussion Program that personal growth through self-awareness is essential in the development of the mature Christian woman. In group discussion, members experience an atmosphere of sharing and openness necessary for learning about themselves and others.
The agenda material used in the Catholic Women’s Discussion Program is written by a committee of women who volunteer their time, talents, and experience as Discussion Program members. The purpose of this material is to stimulate group discussion. This material was developed in cooperation with, and approved by, the office of Family Life Ministries in keeping with the Diocese of Buffalo.
For more information call Marilyn Jubulis, Parish Contact, at 668-8730.
The Couples Club was established for married couples to socialize and enjoy other Christian Couples in our parish community. All married couples of all ages are invited. Most meetings are held the second Saturday of the month, September-May, in the Msgr. Jasinski Center. Watch the bulletin for details and time.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Last Tuesday of each month from Noon-6:00 pm. (May not be scheduled for winter months. Check with Rectory.)
Chaplet of Divine Mercy – Last Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm.
Disciples of Divine Mercy – For acts of mercy, contact Sue O’Dell at 683-4966
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Any parishioner who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation and is in good standing with the Church, is eligible to serve. Contact Jim Calamita at 668-8370 ext. 220 for details.
Family Movie Night
Kids bring your parents and grandparents to a night of family fun! Watch a movie on a huge screen in the parish center and enjoy popcorn and drinks. Wear pajamas and bring a blanket to get cozy on the floor. Movies are scheduled every few months watch bulletin for information. The event is free and we encourage a donation of non-perishable items for our ACT program.
The goals of the Garden Club are to beautify and enhance Church premises. Doing so provides an environment of both welcome and solace for all who come here. Members perform various duties as scheduled by the Team Leader according to the needs of the Parish and growing seasons. If you like gardening and would like to join this club, please contact the Rectory.
The Ladies of St. Philip’s would like to invite any lady over 18 years of age to become a member of our club. We meet the third Monday of each month at 7:15 PM in the Msgr. Jasinski Center, and along with the business aspect there is also a social activity and refreshments. You do not have to be a member of St. Philip’s parish to join our club.
Our year begins with a Welcome Back Social in September when we plan our yearly events. December brings our Christmas party which we have at a local restaurant. March is a Lenten Prayer Service. In May we end with a wonderful Mass and Installation of officers followed by our installation dinner. Other months are filled with various speakers or activities that are sure to be interesting.
Our two major events are the fall Bake Sale and the spring Fashion Show. We occasionally try to plan a bus tour. Watch bulletin for details on all our events.
For additional information call Melissa Marr, President at 668-3783.
To proclaim the Word of God within the context of the Mass. To join this ministry call Peter Bleckinger at 668-1583.
While the Men’s Club of St. Philip’s is essentially social in nature, its purpose is to promote, counsel and assist in all endeavors for the spiritual, cultural, financial, and social welfare of St. Philip the Apostle parish.
Membership is open to any adult male over the age of 21 years. We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Msgr. Jasinski Center.
To find out more about us, contact:
Dick Brooks, President at 668-2218
Jim Calamita, Vice President at 668-4127
Tim Kopp, Treasurer at 668-0316
John Kandler, Secretary at 668-1127
Dan Zelasko, Sgt-at-Arms at 668-2230
St. Philip Music Ministry consists of a Director of Music, Audrey Shafer; and Organist, Anthony Kunz, who serve the congregation on Weekends, Holy Days, Weddings and Funerals. September to May we also have a number of musical groups who add to the worship experience at St. Philip.
Adult Choir sings traditional and contemporary 2-4+ part music, alternating between two liturgies (9:00 am and Noon) during the month. They rehearse every Thursday evening at 8:00 pm in the church.
Adult Contemporary Ens is a small 5-6 piece group of adult musicians and singers bringing an up beat worship and praise music style to both old and new hymns.
Bell Choir uses beautiful hand bells and hand chimes with multiple techniques to create a prayerful contribution to our liturgy. The Bell Choir rehearses twice each month in the church.
Children’s Choir (K-4/5) experience God, their church family, and music through song, games,and the use of different instruments. They combine instruments and voice to lead us in song on the last Sunday of each month, or for an occasional 10:30 am Mass for the Children’s Liturgy. They rehearse Monday afternoon from 4:30-5:30 pm in the church.
Folk Group combine instruments and voice to lead us in song at the 10:30 am Sunday Liturgy. They rehearse the first and third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the church.
Group X is comprized of 4-12 graders who sing new and old hymns in multiple parts with a contemporary upbeat praise band for accompaniment. Rehearsal is Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Resurrection Choir lead the hymn singing at parish funerals. Since we never know when they they will be needed, the participants are called for each occasion and come according to their availability. Funeral services are held at 10:00 and 11:30 am Monday-Saturday.
Anyone is welcome to join the Music Ministry regardless of ability. For more information, contact the music office at 668-8370 ext. 231.
OutreachMISSION STATEMENT:The intent of Parish Outreach is to allow the pastor, the associates, and the parish, opportunities to extend their presence throughout the parish community aimed at helping and organizing the community around any hurting individual or group.GOALS:
- To facilitate the social ministry of the parish by beginning and / or augmenting a community of Christian services in which talents and skills of all are used to serve each other.
- To develop awareness among people of their neighbor’s needs in such a way that they begin to be responsible for one and other.
- To facilitate services to the parish community regardless of race, creed, color, or sex.
- To assist the parish community and individuals in its evaluation and resolution of needs through cooporative efforts of search-out and reach-out.
- To develop volunteer leadership that will not only look to the immediate needs of the parish community, but will build toward a future that grow toward the alleviation of pain and suffering of individuals and the whole parish community.
If you would like more information, contact Jim Calamita at 668-8370 ext. 220 or email…..firstname.lastname@example.org
The council shall act and serve in an advisory capacity to the Pastor and Financial Committee in all matters pertaining to, but not limited to, the Spiritual, Temporal, Financial, Social, and Educational affairs of the parish. The council shall coordinate the collection of information pertaining to the parish life of St. Philip and the sharing of the findings with the rest of the parish and the outside community. The council shall coordinate the collection and discussion of parishioner concerns and suggestions.
The council consists of an Executive Board, elected to a two year term. Two trustees appointed by the pastor and a representative from each of the five committees.
The Executive Board of the council:
Pastor-Rev. David Borowiak, President-Ron Slawinowski, Vice President-Sharon Pikul, Secretary-Denise Widomski.
Parish Trustees: Chuck Monkelbaan, Mitzi Fuller
The five committees: Worship, Faith Life, Community Life, Christ-Like Concerns, Resource
Council email: email@example.com
Parish Council meetings are open to all parishioners, and we encourage you to attend. Meetings are scheduled for October 2 and November 27, 2017; January 29, March 26, and May 29, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Msgr. Jasinski Center.
Parish Enrichment Team
A Team of dedicated workers who help run the annual parish dinners (Chicken BBQ and Spaghetti). In additional to fundraising, these dinners provide a time of socialization for our parish community.
To make available to the congregation a variety of inspirational literature. Library is located in the vestibule of the church.
If you enjoy meeting people, join us to help welcome new parishioners to St. Philip’s. We gather on a specified Sunday at 11:30 am, in the Msgr. Jasinski Center, to provide information to our new registrants. Watch the bulletin for meeting dates. For more details, contact Nancy Koteras at 289-0704.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visit the Sick and Shut-ins. This Ministry is primarily intended to bring the Blessed Sacrament to those parishioners who are unable to attend Mass due to illness or who are otherwise incapacitated.
Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. The group meets once a month in the parish center. The shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawls and lap robes. Upon completion, they are blessed by a Priest and kept in the Rectory.
Anyone who wishes to provide comfort to their loved ones may request a shawl or lap robe from the Rectory.
To raise the consciousness of our parish family to issues critical to the defense of human life in all its stages. Members participate in Project “Life Chain”, as well a guide our parish in the celebration of Respect Life Sunday. If you are pregnant and need help, contact parish chairperson, Julia Prestia, 668-0544.
Senior Citizens Club
THERE IS CURRENTLY NO SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB AT ST. PHILIP’S.
For information regarding joining the organization or any other questions, call the Rectory at 668-8370, x 602, leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned. You are also invited to attend one of our meetings which are held the fourth Monday of each month, except June, July and August, at 7:00 pm in the Msgr. Jasinski Center.
We are proud to have one of our young parishioners, Ryan McCarthy, accepted as a member of the Buffalo Diocesan Youth Board. He will represent the young people of our diocese and his gifts and leadership skills will be an integral part of the ministry to the young people of the church.
Sorry, there is currently no active Youth Group at our parish.