Advent & Christmas at St. Philip’s Church

All events and worships are open to the community.

The Episcopal Church Welcomes You!


  Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19 @ 7:00 pm


Advent Evening Prayer - Sanctuary

 A short contemplative service


Saturday, December 15 @ 7:00 pm


Crèche & Tree Lighting - Front Lawn

Cocoa and Cookies in the Parish Hall

Saint Nicholas in the Hall


Tuesday, December 25 @ 10:30 am


Christmas Day Mass with Carols - Sanctuary


Tuesday, January 1, Feast of the Holy Name


New Year’s Day Retreat, 2:00 – 5:00 pm


The day will offer Meditation, Yoga, Confession, and Contemplative Prayer

Please join with us as we begin a New Year.








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We accept monetary donations, which will  be used for the

purchase of canned/boxed goods for the pantry.

Please click on the Paypal link to donate and receive your receipt.  








“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed because they cannot repay you.  For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

(Luke 14:13-14)


St. Philip's is partnering with Backpacks for Life, to provide homeless and low income veterans with help and hope.


We are an official collection center for BFL, and are collecting (full-sized, unused) toiletries for both men and women veterans.  Needed items include toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental flosser picks, pocket tissues, shave creme, shampoo, soap (liquid or bar), deodorant, disposable razors, antibacterial ointment, and combs. BFL provides the backpacks; we provide the items needed by the veterans.


Bins for your donations are located in our Parish Hall.

BFL's mission to  provide veterans with things they cannot provide for themselves matches Christ's call to us to help the poor, the sick and those in need. This Christmas Season, please "do one more thing," and help our Vets.

Reintegrating into society after service has many obstacles and sometimes isn’t  easy for our veterans. BFL strives to be the community-based support system that homeless & low income veterans may not have. BFL helps them to get back on their feet; whether that means finding a job, finding housing or giving them a backpack full of daily essentials to help them survive. Veterans can be found in all walks of life and professions. Unfortunately, veterans also make up a large portion of our homeless population in this country.  Like other homeless and at risk people, they may suffer from PTSD, depression or addiction. We owe it to those who have protected our country to help them when they need it.



BFL is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, founded by veterans for veterans.

For more information and to reach BFL click here.







Blessing of live animals on the lawn at 11:30 a.m.

Animals and their humans are welcome to attend Mass inside the church at 10:30 a.m.

Animal BlessingSt Micheal Flyer

Remembering September 11, 2001

We remember

our families, friends, neighbors and strangers

whose lives were touched and irrevocably

changed by the terroristic acts of

September 1, 2001.

As Christians, we remember those who died

in these attacks, in the subsequent military campaigns,

and from the aftereffects of their work on the "pile,"

with the following words, secure in our Faith that they have entered eternal life:

O God of grace and glory,

we remember before you this day our brothers and sisters

who have passed to eternal life.

We thank you for giving them to us, their family and friends,

to know and love as a companion on

our earthly pilgrimage.

In you boundless compassion, console us who mourn.

Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life,

so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on Earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those

who have gone before,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.



We pray for peace among the Nations of the World

and peace and justice for all People.





St Philip calls Mother Suzanne Culhane

as priest in charge.

mthr culhaneCanon Suzanne CulhaneOn May 27, 2018, Mother Suzanne will begin her pastoral ministry to St. Philip's parish with the celebration of the Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

As with all changes, there is both joy and sadness in this announcement.  While we look forward with great anticipation to Mother Suzanne's arrival, we are sad that we will be losing Father Christopher Sigamoney, who has served us faithfully and lovingly for the past year.  Father Chris' kind and generous spirit will be remembered, and his steady, loving presence has changed our congregation in profound and deeply spiritual ways. We have grown in faith and learned of Christ, both from his sermons and his actions.  We send Father Chris to his new pastoral ministry with ferverent prayers for continued success. 

Father Chris's last Eucharist with us will be May 20 at 10:30 am. We will be hosting a special coffee hour after Mass in his honor. Please join with us to celebrate his ministry.

Mother Suzanne's ministry time in the Diocese of Long Island be split between her new positions as priest-in-charge of St. Philip's Church and Canon of Stewardship for the larger diocese.  We welcome her to our small, but vibrant faith community.

For more information on Mother Suzanne and her work as Canon of Stewardship for the Diocese, please click here.



April 28, 2018




Brotherhood of St Andrew  


National Day of Service/Parish Workday


service day 2018


Photo courtesy of Delaney Malone, Webmaster


On a warm and bright April Saturday, a terrific crew of Parishioners and Boy Scouts (including a number of their parents) swept through St. Philip as part of the annual Brotherhood of St Andrew/Parish Workday. A spring cleaning of the Parish conference room, kitchen and supply closets made the business side of the parish ship-shape, while a crew of hearty and hale young men hauled accumulated construction debris, carpet and trash out of the garage and other areas. Two dumpsters were filled by the end of the day with debris and garden scraps.


So many tasks were completed in four hours that it seemed like a million prayerful hands lifted our church up to Heaven. Strong arms and backs carried the washer and dryer combo from the rectory to the basement where it is better suited for our use, moved out unused furniture for discard, and hauled our 80 new folding chairs and storage carts out of the basement to the parish hall for setup and use.


While the garage was being emptied, two crack teams of scouts were directing their efforts to our gardens and grounds. Planting beds were cleared of leaves, other organic debris, and trash blown in during the winter months. One hundred-twenty cubic feet of mulch was applied to help maintain moisture in the perennial beds, now all spruced up nicely for springtime.  


While our elite construction team continued their toils in the Sacristy to install new cabinets and another coat of paint on the walls and ceiling, altar volunteers cleaned and polished the many altar pieces, candle holders and other sacred items that had been stored away readying them for their new home.  A pulley system was installed to permit the large altar cross to be lowered for cleaning; this does away with the long-time use of a rickety ladder and ferverent prayers for safe climbing traditionally used to complete this task. Lastly, the sidewalks were  swept and window air conditioner units were installed – just in time for the temperature to return to mid-March levels!


But perhaps the best part of the day was the lovely fellowship with Troop 205, their parents and scout leaders.  We shared a lovely lunch where the sound of laughter and jokes filled the air and gladdened the hearts of parishioners and parents alike. Often was heard, “What a lovely bunch of lads, they are!” and right we were  - as this picture shows.  Thanks to all who worked and labored in our little field for the Lord!! Many blessings and thanks!







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