Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
— from a prayer attributed to Saint Francis

Pastoral Emergencies

If you are having a pastoral emergency and need immediate attention for yourself or a loved one, please call the parish office during office hours at 520.299.6421 or, outside of office hours, our emergency care line at 520.971.3551.

Caring Ministries

Among the core Christian obligations are for Christians to care for one another when in sorrow, sickness, or any other adversity and to be a source of comfort and hope in times when people think they are alone with their grief or troubles.  Below are a number of ways that we care for one another and for those in our community who find themselves suffering or in need of care — as we all will at various times in our lives.

Health Cabinet

Our Health Cabinet is a parish ministry organized by our Faith Community Nurse, Carol Jones.  It organizes a range of health-focused activities that encourage the whole health of our members.  From mental health and senior exercise to diabetes control to the spirituality of aging and more, this cabinet works to help people integrate and coordinate care for the mind, body, and soul.  To learn more about the variety of Health Cabinet ministries and programs and to volunteer please contact our parish nurse by calling the parish office at 520.299.6421 or by clicking the “Health Cabinet” button below.

Bereavement Assistance Team for Receptions (“Church Mice”)

This ministry group provides receptions for funerals and memorial services.  To learn more or to volunteer please click the “Church Mice” button below.

Condolence Writers

These volunteers write letters and send grief materials on behalf of the Saint Philip’s community to those dealing with the loss of a loved one.  To learn more or to volunteer please click on the “Condolence Writers” button below.

Daughters of the King 

Daughters of the King is a 130-year-old Episcopal/Anglican lay women’s religious order. There are 26,000 members worldwide, all of whom take vows of service and of daily prayer. New members and visitors are always welcome at meetings! We meet at 10:15 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Bride’s Room.  The Saint Philip’s chapter is known as the Faith Chapter.  To learn more please click the “Daughters of the King” button below.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

This ministry knits prayer shawls for people who are ill or grieving.  To make shawls or to learn more please click the “Prayer Shawls” button below.

Visitation Ministries

Many of our parishioners take responsibility for visiting members who are ill or homebound.  The work of giving comfort is shared among many at Saint Philip's.

Hospital Visitors

Our hospital visitors spend time with hospitalized parishioners Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week.  To learn more or to volunteer please click the “Hospital Visitors” button below.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Our Lay Eucharistic Visitors take Communion on the second and fourth Sundays to people who are homebound.  To volunteer or to learn more please click the “Eucharistic Visitors” button below.

Good Shepherd Visitors

The Good Shepherd Visitors are parishioners who go out and spend time with homebound parishioners who are 87 years old or older.  It is a wonderful way to help people feel connected to their church home even when they are unable to make it to services.  To volunteer or to learn more please contact the Rev'd Peter Helman at 520.299.6421 or by clicking the “Good Shepherd Visitors” button below.