"A Welcoming, Caring, Catholic, Faith-Filled Community"                           

Our Lady's Grotto

St. Philip Statue

Our Refurbished Sanctuary

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: 301-423-4244301-423-4244           
                                               FAX: 301-423-1226    
E-mail: st.philipparish@comcast.net
Webmaster: philipapostleweb@aol.com                                                                                                                    

Visit Our School at: http://www.stphiliponline.com

Our Staff

Reverend Edward “Ted” Hegnauer, Pastor                                                                          

Ms. JoAnne Mulcahy, Parish Secretary  email

Ms. Karen Robinson, Principal, St. Philip the Apostle School, 301-423-4740301-423-4740,  email  

Miss Emily Rose, Coordinator of Youth Activities  email: StPhilipTIHI@comcast.net          Ms. Marlen Coles, Coordinator of Religious Education, 301-423-4244301-423-4244, email: stphiliptheapostlereled@yahoo.com

Daughters of St. Anne (In residence at Convent)
Sister Rezan Mehanzel, FSA, Superior, 301-316-4156301-316-4156 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 

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

Sat: 5:00 PM  (Sunday Vigil Mass)


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 (301-568-0507301-568-0507) 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 301-404-9020301-404-9020.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2013/2014. Our Sunday morning K-8 Formation classes have begun! Please keep the students as well as the catechists (Marian Eakman, Tricia Goodley, Marie Legaspi, Bob LaChance, Elizabeth Phillips, Marlen Coles) and their aides in your prayers. If you have a student that should be coming but hasn’t enrolled yet, please email Marlen at stphiliptheapostlereled@yahoo.com or leave a message at the rectory. Don’t forget students should arrive promptly at 10 am and are dismissed at 11:15 am.

SPRED of ST. PHILIP’S is a Catholic religious education for persons with developmental disabilities and offered as a small Christian community. It meets bi-monthly on Saturday mornings, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. A monthly Mass is celebrated and live music “sung” each meeting. Tuition is $25.00, and yes, SPRED can use volunteer help, teens and adults. For more info, call the rectory at (301) 423-4244(301) 423-4244.

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) 423-424(301) 423-4244 and speak with Dolores Steinhilber or speak with Father Hegnauer after Mass.

LECTIONARY PREVIEW has ended for the summer break and will resume in September. We are always looking for new members; so drop in and see what we’re all about!  Check this site for when it resumes.



Loyola on the Potomac is a retreat house founded by the Society of Jesus in 1958. It is built on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River and is surrounded by 235 acres of rolling woodland. Our retreat weekend is scheduled for September 12-14, 2014 and is coming up fast! This is a silent retreat with lots of time, for reflection and other spiritual events as well. For more info, call (301) 392-0800(301) 392-0800 or send an email to reservations@loyolaretreat.org. Flyers are on he tables at the entrances to the church.


CROCHETERS AND KNITTERS. Continue with your projects for now. We are always looking for new members so please join us. For questions, please call Alma Walton after 6:00 p.m. at (301) 423-2977 or email her at thefivewaltons@aol.com.                                           


Please join Father David Wathern, OFM, from the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, Paris, Nevers, and Lisieux, February 5-13, 2015.   Pilgrims will join in the celebrations for the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, will visit the places associated with the life of St. Bernadette, will visit Paris and also Lisieux, the home of St. Therese, “The Little Flower.”  For more info, contact Father David at dwfm1400@hotmail.com or Elizabeth Grinder at lourdespilgrimageofice@comcast.net.


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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