Christmas

 

feet of a beautiful family with striped socks

At St. Philip’s our motto is “Everyone is welcome, and we really mean it.” This is never more true than at Christmas, when we celebrate Christ’s birth and the renewal of the Christian year. So please know you are welcome here, whether you’re “church shopping” or just want to have a church connection at this special time of year.

At our church, everyone is invited to receive Communion (though you’re just as welcome to sit it out if you like). Our priest will invite you to the altar: at St. Philip’s, we take the bread in our hand and eat it, then take the cup from the server’s hand and drink from it. Those who wish to receive only bread are welcome to do that.

Our 2017 Christmas Eucharist schedule is as follows:

Christmas Eve, December 24: Mass at 4 pm, and 7 pm. Candlelight mass with music from our talented accompanist and singing from the choir and congregation.

Christmas Day, December 25: Quiet mass at 8:15 and 10:15 am.

St. Philip’s is not just a place to pray. Reaching out to help others, both near and far, is an important part of who we are. During the 2017 Advent-Christmas season, for example, we collected more than 1,200 pairs of new socks for the homeless in our community, who number about 80 people between Doylestown and New Hope alone. Jesus was homeless, of course, which makes this “ministry of socks” feel especially meaningful. So please feel free to bring a gift of new socks with you when you visit, and we’ll make sure they get to a homeless person who can use them. New socks for children and adults in all sizes, colors and styles are welcome and should be brought to the church unwrapped. Help us kindle the Christmas spirit at St. Philip’s all year long!

Learn more about service and community outreach at St. Philip’s. http://stphilipsnewhope.org/our-community-outreach/

Questions? Feel free to phone 215-862-5782 or email info@stphilipsnewhope.org.