Philip was a native of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee.

Jesus found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Philip obeyed and a little later told Nathanael about Jesus. "Come and see," Philip said (John 1:43-46).

This is the invitation of St Philip's Parish:
"Come and see!".

Sundays 8am and 10am, Thursdays 10am



Lent is a forty-day period before Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday (15th February this year).

The name of the season "Lent" is from Lente — slowly, without haste, calmly, leisurely. It is also related to lento which is to make flexible, to bend, to be compliant and flexible. The great forest trees bend and sway with the winds of change, the storms of our land. When the storm is past, they stand tall again. By bending and swaying with the storms of this life, we will be sure not to snap. As we place ourselves in God's hands, we think of bending, being compliant, taking time. Lent calls us to calm, flexibility wand quiet reverence. Lent is not about "giving up things"; it's about becoming more than we are. It's a spiritual journey of renewal. Why are we always in a hurry? It's a time to slow down.

This is a time to renew our discipleship and allow God to strengthen our spiritual awareness. The traditional Lenten disciplines are fasting, prayer and almsgiving but there are many other ways including study, quietness, and simplicity.

— based on ideas from Sister Hildegard Ryan OSB.

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