Welcome to St Philip the Apostle
St. Philip church is located in Rudolph Wisconsin. We are a vibrant parish with about 200 households; many ministries; and a diverse congregation. From Young Adults to Empty-Nesters, we offer something for everyone. Visit our Adult Programs section to see how you can participate in our parish family.
St. Philip is home to the Rudolph Grotto Gardens. We welcome thousands of visitors every year from all over the world who come to view our beautiful gardens. The Grotto Gardens include five acres of trees, flowers and meandering paths with man-made rock formations and shrines and provide a spiritual setting where one can spend quiet moments contemplating the wonders of God and creation. Learn more about the Grotto Gardens at the Rudolph Grotto website.
If you live in the area, register and become a parishioner. If you are visiting, stop by to join us in celebrating a mass or spend an afternoon wandering through the Grotto. Here, on this website, we hope you will find information, answers, inspiration, history, hope, and a reason to visit our church and Grotto Gardens in person.
Our Lady of Fatima Event - May 13
Pope Francis has granted a Plenary Indulgence for the Fatima Centennial. On May 13, St. Philip and the Grotto will sponsor a day for prayer to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions to three shepherd children. The day will begin with Mass a 10:00 a.m. followed by Confessions from 11-12. A Rosary will take place by the Fatima Shrine in the Grotto at 12:00, Confessions again from 1-2. The day will end with another Rosary at 2:00 in the Grotto. Our Lady appeared to the children on the 13th of the month from May-October. During those months a Rosary will be held in the Grotto at 12:00 Noon. Please join us.
St. Philip School Memorial Brick Campaign
Would you "buy a brick" to help beautify the Grotto and carry on Father Wagner's legacy? Our fundraising goal is $25,000 to complete the entire plan. Our deadline is July 15, 2016 to raise funds and begin work. Please be assured that your donation will be used to memorialize Father Wagner's work building the school and enhancing the Grotto Shrine.
Happy Birthday in Heaven Father Chester
Recently, we held the annual Father Chester Memorial Bingo night. Each year when Father Chester was alive, we would play bingo on his birthday. When he passed away we decided to still gather and play. We had cake that said Happy Birthday in Heaven Father Chester!