The Parish Pastoral Council advises the pastor (administrator?) in formulating parish goals and policies relating to all matters of parish life, including but not limited to those of a spiritual, educational, social and financial nature.  The Council is involved in fostering good communications and providing leadership by helping clarify the parish mission, establishing goals, and promoting witness to the Gospel message.  The Council meets six times a year.  All parishioners are welcome to attend meetings.  The commissions/committees that make up the parish council include Education, Parish Life, Spiritual Life, and Human Concerns.


The activities of the Guild are to enhance the spiritual, social, cultural and education interests for women of the parish. Throughout the year, various theme-based gatherings are offered in the convent. Guild sponsored activities include the Fall Membership Dinner, the December Pancake Breakfast, and the Spring Luncheon.


The Men's Club is supports various social and fund raising efforts and hosts a golf outing and poker night.  Over the last several years, the Men’s Club has raised over $150,000 in donations for Amate House, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Misericordia, Blessed Sacrament Youth Center, and our sharing parish, St. Benedict the African.


The St. Philip Finance Committee has been an invaluable resource for the parish over the last three decades. By archdiocesan directive, a parish’s Finance Committee is to serve in an advisory and consultative capacity to the pastor in ensuring the responsible and forward-looking stewardship of the parish’s resources for the continuation of the parish’s mission and goals. The Finance Committee schedules quarterly meetings throughout the year and other specific meetings as necessary. Meetings focus upon quarterly reports, the end-of-year statement and projection reports; the Finance Committee also attends to extraordinary expenditures and to the parish properties’ maintenance schedule.


The Building and Grounds Committee also has an advisory and consultative role with the pastor in responsibly tending to the safety, integrity and beauty of our parish’s facilities. The Committee’s expertise has proven invaluable in prioritizing necessary repairs and improvements, and in developing a long-range maintenance schedule.