Envisioning The Chapel’s future

On July 17, 1898, the following article appeared in the Courier-Journal: This afternoon at 2:30 O’clock the Rt Rev. William George McCloskey, Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Louisville, assisted by a number of his clergy, will lay the corner-stone of the new church of St. Philip Neri at Floyd and Woodbine streets. The church…

Prayer in the time of corona

Since its inception in 1997, The Chapel of St. Philip has been about gathering, particularly in prayer or in another spiritual endeavor. While we are prohibited from gathering, as we help stem the tide of COVID-19, we are still free to join in prayer. Prayer is about as universal a thing as there is and…

Looking back to see the future

By Bill Walsh The Chapel Council has been giving considerable thought and conversation to the future. Recently, we’ve begun digging into the history of the original St. Philip Neri Parish, even going so far as to study the blueprints from past decades. We’ve learned that the church building, built in 1898, cost $16,000 to construct.…

Chapel Council elects new officers

The Chapel of St. Philip Council met on Feb. 6 for the annual meeting required to pass the budget and to elect officers for the year. The 2020 budget calls for a monthly income of $420 to meet basic needs. Donations are necessary, as we have no other source of income. The Chapel Council expressed…

Cure for loneliness

Many of us are lonely. Even when we count a thousand friends on Facebook, we are lonely. Modern culture, based upon materialism and individualism, produces and encourages isolation. What we need most in our lives is a sense of community, which is extremely difficult to cultivate and maintain. The Chapel of St. Philip, its campus…

20th anniversary celebration

More than 75 people connected to the Chapel of St. Philip gathered on March 26 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Chapel’s establishment as a campus where all people of good will can gather, non-profits can flourish and communities are formed. Our celebration included good food and better company. Thank you to those who…