Rev. Rolando Onden
Pastor in Residence
Rev. Chester Osowski
St. Philip offers a variety of activities for the youth of our parish to Live, Learn and Share our Faith. From Religious Education to Youth Group activities, there's always something going on to stimulate and enrich our youth. Encourage your child to consider becoming a server - this is a meaningful experience and provides a very different view of the celebration of the Mass.
Religious Education Program
St. Philip Youth Group
The overall goal of the religious education program at St. Philip is to prepare children for an adult commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church so that faith may become living, conscious and active.
Through the study of the teachings of the Catholic Church, including familiarization with our vocabulary, sacramental system and a fostering of prayer, we seek to assist parents to draw their children into a closer union with God and a deeper and permanent commitment to the Catholic Church community.
REP classes are held for Grades K-8 on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:15 at St. Philip School. The cost is $50 per student with a $75 maximum per family for parish members. The non-member fee is $75 per student with a $100 maximum per family.
Please call Ron Vruwink at 715-340-5655 for more information.
St. Philip Youth Group
The St. Philip Youth Group is made up of school-aged children from St. Philip Parish. If you belong to St. Philip Parish and you have school-aged children, then your family is part of the St. Philip Youth Group. A variety of activities are planned monthly for this youth group where children and families of the parish can grow in their faith together. Twice they have held a "Prairie Garden Day" at the Mead Wildlife. In 2009, they planted a prairie garden in front of the visitor's center and they recently returned to weed and take care of this garden. A Mead volunteer organized a wind activity for the attendees inside the visitor's center. A good time was had by all! All school aged children at St. Philip Church are invited to be part of fun monthly activities, such as Movie Night, Bowling, Service Projects and Bingo, where children and families of our parish can grow in their faith together.
After receiving First Holy Communion, boys and girls may become a Mass server. This rewarding experience is something your child will always remember, wherever life may take them. They serve for weekend Masses and weekday Masses during the summer. An older server helps train new servers. For more information, please contact Sue Nigon at 715-435-3609.
The National Catholic Society of foresters Junior Court
The National Catholic Society of Foresters has a very active Junior Court. Activities throughout the year include a St. Nicholas Social, bowling tournament, Easter party and movies. Junior members also have opportunities to apply for grade school, high school and college scholarships.