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Welcome to St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Camp Springs, Maryland.

Our site contains information on our parish liturgies, programs, services, and special events as well as links to other sources of Catholic information.  We  hope you find our site to be informative as well as inspirational.  We welcome your comments and suggestions to make our site more useful to you in the future. 

¡Bienvenido al sitio en la Web ("Website") de  la Parroquia San Felipe,el Apóstol, en Camp Springs, Maryland! En nuestras páginas encontrará información acerca de la Liturgia, los programas, servicios y acontecimientos especiales en nuestra Parroquia; al igual que enlaces a otras fuentes de información Católica Esperamos que usted encuentre en nuestras páginas en la Web una fuente de inspiración e información. Acogeremos con placer sus comentarios y sugerencias que nos ayuden a hacer que nuestras páginas en la Web le sean más útiles en el futuro.

                                                5416 Henderson Way
                                                Camp Springs, MD 20746
                                                Phone: 301-423-4244/301-423-4244           
                                               FAX: 301-423-1226    
E-mail: st.philipparish@comcast.net
Webmaster: philipapostleweb@aol.com                                                                                                                    

Visit Our School at: http://www.stphiliptheapostlemd.org/

Reverend Edward “Ted” Hegnauer, Pastor                                                                          

Ms. JoAnne Mulcahy, Parish Secretary  email

Ms. Karen Robinson, Principal, St. Philip the Apostle School, 301-423-4740/301-423-4740,  email  

Miss Emily Rose, Coordinator of Youth Activities  email: StPhilipTIHI@comcast.net

 Ms. Marlen Coles, Coordinator of Religious Education, 301-423-4244/301-423-4244, email: stphiliptheapostlereled@yahoo.com

Daughters of St. Anne (In residence at Convent)
Sister Rezan Mehanzel, FSA, Superior, 301-316-4156 e-mail                                                  Website: http://www.daughtersofsaintanne.org                                      

Mass Schedule

Sun: Vigil Mass - Sat 5:00 PM   
Sun: 9:00 and 11:30 AM

Daily: Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM 
           Wednesday:  7:00 AM

Sat: 9:00 AM (Novena & Rosary Follow)                                                                           

Sat: 5:00 PM  (Sunday Vigil Mass)


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Confessions ~ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Holy Thursday, April 2, 2015
Mass of the Lord's Supper ~ 7:00 pm

Good Friday, April 3, 2015
Celebration of the Lord's Passion ~ 3:00 pm
Living Stations of the Cross ~ 7:00 pm
Presented by Teens in His Image

Holy Saturday, April 4, 2015
Easter Vigil Mass of the Resurrection ~ 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015
Mass of the Resurrection ~ 9:00 am and 11:30 am


ECTIONARY PREVIEW meets every Wednesday morning at 9:15 a.m. in the rectory to discuss the readings for the upcoming Sunday. We would love for you to stop in and see what we’re all about. No registration is necessary. Everyone is invited!

ST. PHILIP’S BOOK CLUB will discuss Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the rectory. You may remember the first line, “On Friday noon, July the twentieth 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke….”  We are looking for new members so drop in and see what we’re all about.

FIRST FRIDAY HOLY HOUR: Mass is celebrated at 7:00 p.m., followed by Adoration  of the Blessed Sacrament recitation of the Rosary, confession, then closing with Benediction.  Plan to spend some special time with our Lord on First Friday evenings.

RECONCILIATION: Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment: call the Rectory between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY will usually be part of the 9:00 a.m. Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.  Please call Marlen Coles (301-568-0507/301-568-0507) if you are interested in helping.

CCD classes are held every Sunday from 10:00-11:15 a.m.  Registration for Pre-K-8th continues every Sunday in the Library.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Marlen Coles at 301-404-9020/301-404-9020.


SAVE THE DATE FOR FATHER IHRI. Please join us on Sunday, May 17, 2015, as we will celebrate Father Bernard Ihrie’s sixtieth jubilee year of ordination at the 11:30 a.m. Mass. There will be a reception in the social hall afterwards. Come by and say congratulations to Father Ihrie and have some good food. You won’t want to miss it!


Our series of workshops that are mandatory for the parents and children (St Philip the Apostle School, public school, or homeschool) preparing to receive their First Penance and First Holy Communion or Confirmation have begun.  Our sessions take place after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. either in the Social Hall or in one of the school classrooms.

Please keep these children and their families in your prayers as they continue their preparation to receive these sacraments. For more information or questions, please contact Marlen Coles at stphiliptheapostlereled@yahoo.com.

First Penance/First Holy Communion

Family Workshops - September 28, October 26, and November 23, 2014; January 11, February 22, and March 8, 2015.

First Penance - Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

First Communion Retreat - May 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

First Communion Mass & May Crowning - Sunday, May 10, 2015 at      9:00 a.m. 


Family Workshops - October 5, November 16, and December 7, 2014; January 18, February 1, and March 22, 2015.

Confirmation Rehearsal, Adoration & Confession - Friday, April 17 at   7:00 p.m.

Confirmation Mass - Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.


Dear St Philip the Apostle Family and Friends,

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) started on Nov. 5 at the church rectory from 7-8:30 PM. and will be held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM through May.

Please share this information with someone you think might be interested in coming to see what RCIA is all about. Please pray for all those people who will be joining us on this journey.

St. Philip the Apostle Parish would like to cordially invite you (or someone you would like to extend the invite to) to come and learn more about the Catholic Faith.

We will be offering instructional classes on the faith, worship, and life of the Catholic Church.

Our classes will be held in the church rectory and are open to anyone - Catholics or non-Catholics.

Who is in the R.C.I.A.?

* Un-baptized adults

* Adults baptized in non-Trinitarian formula

* Adults baptized as Catholic, but lack First Holy Communion and Confirmation

* Adults baptized & confirmed infants in the Catholic Church, but lack First Holy Communion

* Adults baptized in other Christian Churches, in the Trinitarian formula w/water

Please ask us about RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) for children and youth older than 7 years old.

What Will the RCIA Class Cover?

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts of the Apostles 2:42)

As in the early Christian communities, in our RCIA classes, we will look at the four main pillars on which the life of faith rests. First, we will cover “the apostles’ teaching,” that is, the Creed, which contains in it all the essential pieces of the Catholic faith. Next, we will consider the 7 Sacraments and especially “the breaking of bread” which is an ancient term for the sacrament of the Eucharist. Also, we will look at God’sCommandments, which summarize the Moral Teachings of the Church. Finally, we will learn about “the prayers” of the Church and how one enters into Prayer.

Please let me or Fr Ted know if you have any questions, concerns or would like more info on RCIA.

We hope you or someone you know can join us!

May the peace of Christ be with you and your family!

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD is a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word in a manner so young children (ages 4 until reception of First Holy Communion) come away with a better understaning of the Sunday readings and how they apply to their lives.  We are looking for volunteers to assist with this ministry which will be offered once a month at the 9:00 a.m. Mass.   If you are interested in helping, please contact Marlen Coles at stphiliptheapostlereled@yahoo.com or leave a message at the rectory. T raining will be provided.

SPRED of ST. PHILIP’S is a program of Catholic faith development for persons with special needs, ages six and older.  We meet once a month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  For more information, please call Joe Messina at (301) 894-8067, George Hoehl at (301) 599-0307, OR Dolores Steinhilber at (301) 870-4736.  Classes resumed on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

RCIA-is the “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults”- a process for adults to learn more about being Catholic or to complete preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, or Confirmation.  RCIA began in October for adults and for children (RCIC).  Please call the rectory at (301) 423-4244 and speak with Dolores Steinhilber or speak with Father Hegnauer after Mass.


Check out our Teen activities at: YOUTH/ACTIVITIES


PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION: Join the Catholic Advocacy Network “Politics is one of the highest forms of charity because it seeks the common good,” says Pope Francis. And getting involved is easy. The MD Catholic Advocacy Network, an outreach of the MD Catholic Conference, is an email network that keeps you informed on public policy issues and puts you in direct contact with lawmakers to share your views. Visit mdcathcon.org and click on the MD Advocacy Network button to join today.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to serve the children of the parish by becoming a Catechist or Aide for Religious Education.  Is God calling you to help share His love and help the children learn and embrace our beautiful Faith?  No teaching experience is necessary and you are not expected to have all the answers either.  Our children are ready and eager to learn more about the love that Jesus has for all of us and how we can come together as members of the Body of Christ to help each other learn more about the Catholic faith.  Without dedicated volunteers we would not be able to offer Religious Education to our children.  Please pray and ask God if He is calling you to serve in the Ministry of Catechesis.  Contact Marlen Coles with further questions at stphiliptheapostlereled@yahoo.com or leave a message at the rectory.


The Movement of Hope group of Blessed Mother Rosa Gattorno meets once every month, usually on the second Saturday, after the Mass, Novena, and Rosary, in the church.  Meetings are held in the Convent Conference Room.  All are invited to join Sister Rezan in this devotional to the Foundress of the Daughters of St. Anne.


VOCATION PRAYER: Dear God, bless our family life and nurture us with your love and care. Help us to be attentive to the needs of one another. Guide us to reach beyond our home in service to others. We ask you to open the hearts of our children to hear your voice, to know their true vocation, and to find true happiness in you.  Amen.

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”     Mt. 9:37-38

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