Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Third Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 29:13-24)

As we begin the third week of Advent, we see that the Lord has passed His judgment on Israel, whose obedience to His Word is, at best, merely out of habit. Indeed, many of the children of Israel no longer even acknowledge Him as Lord. Therefore, the gospel will be preached to all nations by Christ.

Third Monday of Advent (Isaiah 30:18-26)

As we await the birth of Christ at Christmas, we also look forward to His Second Coming and, in the words of the Creed, "the life of the world to come." In the reading for the third Monday of Advent, the Prophet Isaiah gives us a glimpse of that world: no more hunger; no more pain; the Lord Himself living with us; man and the earth completely healed.

Third Tuesday of Advent (Isaiah 30:27-33; 31:4-9)

At His Second Coming, Christ will not only reign over all the earth; but all the powers of the earth will be destroyed. In this reading for the third Tuesday of Advent, the Lord destroys Assyria, which stands for the powers of men.

Third Wednesday of Advent (Isiah 31:1-3; 32:1-8)

In this reading for the third Wednesday of Advent, the Prophet Isaiah tell us that, at the Second Coming, Christ will establish perfect justice. Those who are evil and deceitful will no longer get their way. In the world to come, the just man can live free from the distractions of sin.

Third Thursday of Advent (Isaiah 32:15-33:6)

In the reading for the third Thursday of Advent, the Prophet Isaiah once again describes the coming of the Lord. We believe that Christ comes twice: first, at Christmas; and second, at the end of time. These prophecies of the reign of the Lord began to be fulfilled when Christ was born and brought new life into the world; they will be completed at His Second Coming.

Third Friday of Advent (Isaiah 33:7-24)

As the third week of Advent draws to a close, the prophecy of Isaiah shifts more completely to the coming of the Lord at the end of time. In this reading for the third Friday of Advent, the earth will be cleansed with fire, and only the just man will emerge. He will live in the eternal Jerusalem, ruled by Christ.

Third Saturday of Advent

Since the third Saturday of Advent always falls on or after December 17, use the scripture reading for the appropriate day (listed in the introduction above) instead.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Readings for the Second Week of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 22:8b-23)

As we enter the second week of Advent, we continue reading from the book of theProphet Isaiah. In today's selection, the Lord calls on the inhabitants of Jerusalem—those who have been saved—to mourn for their past sins, yet they continue to celebrate. They aren't thankful to God for saving them, and thus the Lord vows to humble them.

Second Monday of Advent (Isaiah 24:1-18)

True repentance means conforming ourselves to the way of the Lord. In this reading for the second Monday of Advent from the Prophet Isaiah, we see the Lord overturning all of human society, because of the sins and transgressions of the people. To be pleasing in the eyes of the Lord, we must humble ourselves.

Second Tuesday of Advent (Isaiah 24:19-25:5)

Isaiah prophesied not only about the coming of Christ as a child in Bethlehem, but about the final reign of Christ as King over all the earth. In this selection for the second Tuesday of Advent, Isaiah tells us of the final judgment.

Second Wednesday of Advent (Isaiah 25:6-26:6)

Yesterday, we read of the final judgment of God on the actions of men; today, in the reading for the second Wednesday of Advent, we hear the promise of Christ's reign over all the nations. The earth will be remade; death shall be destroyed; and men shall live in peace. The humble and the poor will be exalted, but the haughty will be humbled.

Second Thursday of Advent (Isaiah 26:7-21)

Earlier in the second week of Advent, Isaiah has shown us the judgment of the Lord, and the establishment of His reign on earth. On the second Thursday of Advent, we hear from the just man, who does not fear the justice of the Lord or complain about his own punishment, but looks forward to the resurrection from the dead.

Second Friday of Advent (Isaiah 27:1-13)

The Lord, Isaiah prophesied, would destroy the vineyard—the house of Israel—because His Chosen People had abandoned Him. In this reading for the second Friday of Advent, however, the Lord restores the vineyard and gathers the just to worship Him in Jerusalem, the symbol of Heaven. The "children of Israel" are now all the faithful.

Second Saturday of Advent (Isaiah 29:1-8)

As the second week of Advent draws to a close, Isaiah once again prophesies the Lord's judgment upon Jerusalem. In this reading for the second Saturday of Advent, we see that His judgment will be swift and overwhelming, like a horde of nations descending in war.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Readings For the First Week of Advent

First Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 1:1-18)

On the first Sunday of Advent, we read the beginning of the book of Isaiah, where the prophet speaks in the voice of God and calls the people of Israel to repentance, to prepare them for the coming of His Son. But the Old Testament people of Israel also represents the New Testament Church, so the call to repentance applies to us as well.

First Monday of Advent (Isaiah 1:21-27; 2:1-5)

In the reading for the first Monday of Advent, the Prophet Isaiah continues to call Israel to account, and God reveals His plan to remake Israel, purifying her so that she will be the shining city on a hill, toward which men of all nations will turn. This remade Israel is the Church of the New Testament, and it is Christ's coming that remakes Her.

First Tuesday of Advent (Isaiah 2:6-22; 4:2-6)

The Prophet Isaiah continues the theme of the judgment of Israel in the reading for the first Tuesday of Advent. Because of the sins of the people, God will humble Israel, and only the "bud of the Lord"—Christ—will shine in glory.

First Wednesday of Advent (Isaiah 5:1-7)

In this passage for the first Wednesday of Advent, Isaiah discusses the vineyard that the Lord has built—the house of Israel. The passage calls to mind Christ's parable of the vineyard, in which the vineyard owner sends his only son to oversee the vineyard, and the workers in the vineyard kill him, foreshadowing Christ's own death.

First Thursday of Advent (Isaiah 16:1-5; 17:4-8)

In this reading for the first Thursday of Advent, we see Isaiah prophesying the purification of Old Testament Israel. The Chosen People have squandered their inheritance, and now God is opening the door of salvation to all nations. Israel survives, as the New Testament Church; and over her sits a just judge, Jesus Christ.

First Friday of Advent (Isaiah 19:16-25)

The Prophet Isaiah continues with his theme of the conversion of nations in the reading for the first Friday of Advent. With the coming of Christ, salvation is no longer confined to Israel. Egypt, whose enslavement of the Israelites represented the darkness of sin, will be converted, as will Assyria. Christ's love encompasses all nations, and all are welcome in the New Testament Israel, the Church.

First Saturday of Advent (Isaiah 21:6-12)

Isaiah's prophecy foretells the coming of Christ, and of His triumph over sin. In the reading for the first Saturday of Advent, Babylon, the symbol of sin and idolatry, has fallen. Like the watchman, in this Advent we wait for the triumph of the Lord.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We worked very hard in class today to retake 1st place in the NKY Sumdog contest.  We are currently in 2nd place!  Keep solving those Math problems!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Our class is currently in 2nd place for the Northern Kentucky Sumdog Contest.  The contest ends Thursday evening.  Keep solving those Math problems!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Campbell County Family Court 
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife 
Art Contest Winner

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Tie Blanket Raffle was a huge success.  We raised $215 for the Saint Elizabeth Foundation.  Thanks to all who came out to walk with Team Dee!

Friday, October 10, 2014

New pictures are posted under the Service Learning and Photos Tabs.  Please check them out!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Family Tree Project Guidelines

** Family Trees must include 3 generations (student and siblings, parents and siblings, grandparents and siblings)

**Poster Board Size

**Due October 14

**BE CREATIVE - there is no right way to display the information - be creative

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Last week we read The Napping House with the 1st graders and worked on a few activities.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

We had a WONDERFUL first day!!

Tomorrow we get to work :)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The first day of school is right around the corner........

Supply List for the 5th and 6th grade

Grades 5 and 6
Kleenex- 2 boxesglue sticks- 2
wide-rule notebooks- 6 colored markers- 1 pack
pocket folders with prongs- 5        pencil box/pouch       
      NO RED FOLDERS PLEASEsafety scissors- 1 pair
Hand-held pencil sharpener w/ caphighlighter- 2
pencils (#2)- 10colored pencils
pens- blue/black and red- 2 ea.crayons- 16/24 count
disinfectant wipes- 1 container         

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

I am VERY happy to announce that our Bake Sale on Friday night raised over $300 for Run With Joe!

We have now raised a total of $625!!  
Way To Go!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Run with Joe is a registered non profit organization working with children in Cambodia and Vietnam.

Saint Philip students have been working on a Service Learning Project for Run With Joe.  After a visit from Joe Rice in December, students decided to hold an art exchange with the students at Tmatboey School in Cambodia.  We will also be purchasing school supply items for the teachers at Tmatboey using a generous donation of $150 from Meijer.    

    Students at Saint Philip are working to raise money to build a Reading Cottage for the students.

The 5th and 6th graders will be hosting a Run With Joe Bake Sale during the St. Philip Tournament games Friday February 21.  Proceeds will help build a Reading Cottage for Tmatboey School.  The total cost of a Reading Cottage is $250.  Please help us reach our goal!

We would also like to purchase soccer balls through One World Futbol, an organization that has created a nearly indestructible ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat.  We would like for One World Futbol to make a delivery of balls to Tmatboey.  In addition to school supplies, Reading Cottage and soccer balls Tmatboey has long term needs that we would like to help meet.  Those include the purchase of a generator, school bags for students, computer, printer and the building of a library.

If you would like to help, but do not want a baked good, we will gladly accept any monetary donation.

Run with Joe is a registered non profit organization working with children in Cambodia and Vietnam.

For more information visit      runwithjoe.org    Or


Thursday, January 30, 2014

National Sumdog Contest 

Saint Philip was placed as 14!!!

Total Schools Participating - 683 (WE WERE 14th!!)

We also had one student score in the top 5 with a perfect score of 1000 out of 100

Total Students Participating- 42,865 students (IN THE TOP 5!!)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Saint Philip is the first daily winner for the current Northern Kentucky Sumdog contest!!

We were awarded 1st place on Monday with a score of 179.  Currently the second place school is only 6 points behind.