Special Tribute & Thanks ...
Farewell Fr. Kevin and Megan!
We love you! We will miss you! Happy Retirement!
The Rev. Kevin D. Bean, Priest-in-Charge
(October, 2013 ~ December, 2015)
“The church has always been a part of my life,” Kevin says enthusiastically. Kevin began his ministry as Priest-in-Charge at St. Philip’s in October of 2013. Kevin has served as a parish priest in Worcester, MA; Manhattan; Marblehead, MA; Meriden, Waterbury and Darien, CT; Wilmington, DE; and Edinburgh, Scotland. “I love the whole of parish ministry in all its variety. In 32 years of parish work, I have discovered gifts and learned skills which make parish ministry all the more a joyful adventure,” he says. He adds that his passion is to help build a “sense of shared leadership in the parish and stronger collaboration in the wider community and renew a road map for growing the church.” Kevin further describes his calling: “Howard Thurman said, ‘Don't ask what the world needs. Rather ask - what makes you come alive? Then go and do it! Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ I feel that exercising the role of Priest-in-Charge at St. Philip’s is most appropriate for me at this time, to bring my call and gifts and vision together to lead -with others- in a church that is continually welcoming the seeker and deepening discipleship, and discovering its call to join Christ's mission of repairing the world.” He has been married to Megan, a Yale Divinity graduate and social worker, for more than 35 years; and together, they raised three children.
New Prayer Books and Hymnals was dedicated on July 19, 2015 in loving memory of Brian Elliott Menendez-DiSchiavi by Michael DiSchiavi.
The Agnes and John Corry Memorial Window was dedicated on June 7, 2015 during the St. Philip's 115th Anniversary Service of Celebration with three generations of the Corry Family in attendance.
The Embellished Altar and Tabernacle Easter Candles are given by Paul Gibbons, in loving memory of his son, Paul Gibbons, Jr.
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* Advent Banner was given by Michael DiSchiavi in memory of Clifton James Turner.
* Pentecost Banner was given by Paul Gibbons in memory of Grace Kenney.
* Christmas Banner was given by Ellen Shapiro, Patricia Morgeson, Kathlyn McNeal and Harriett McNeal, in loving memory of Father Robert J. Moran.
* Epiphany Banner was given by Elaine Peck in loving memory of Father Robert J. Moran and his son, Conor.
* Lenten Banner was given by Linda Swalling in loving memory of her beloved husband Mathew Swalling.
*The Lamb of God Easter Banner is given by John Corry, in loving memory of his parents, John and Agnes Corry.
*The Chiro Easter Banner is given by Barbara & Bob Dennis, in loving memory of Bobby Dennis and Denise Dennis.
*The Green Pentecost Banner is given by Marietta Curtis in memory of her beloved husband, Gerry Curtis, and her parents, Mary and Salvatore Saliu.
Our 2014 Stewardship Speakers:
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Fr. Kevin Bean
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Homecoming! John Corry and his wife, Jean have recently returned to St. Philip's, where John and his family had worshiped over 50 years ago. John Corry was a writer for The New York Times for thirty-one years and he lives in New York City. Welcome back!
St. Philip's Parish celebrated Fr. Kevin Bean's one year anniversary on October 5, 2014 with a gift of a new watch and contribution to the Alms Fund, which will be used to help those who experience occasional financial needs. We are blessed to have Fr. Bean and his wife, Megan, in our Parish family.
Artist, Jennifer Bacigalupo (right), who generously donated a painting to Gersh Academy - School for Children on the Autistic Spectrum on September 27, 2014. Donna De Siano (middle) and her niece, Sarah Leardi (left) have accepted the painting on behalf of the Academy. Donna is the President of the Episcopal Church Women of St. Philip's.
Mobile Adoption Center of the Animal Care & Control of NYC, 3 cats and 3 dogs were adopted on September 27, 2014 outside of St. Philip's Church on Flea Market Day.
For more information on the Mobile Adoption Center, please visit www.nycacc.org.