Rev. Philip Scheff

Parochial Vicar

frphils@stcbc.org

Personal Bio:
Homilies:

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Baptism of the Lord

Sunday, January 10, 2021

The Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 3, 2021

The Nativity of the Lord

Friday, December 25, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 6, 2020

First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Solemnity of the Most Holy

Body and Blood of Christ

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Ascension of the Lord

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Friday, May 15, 2020

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Monday, May 4, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 3, 2020 (11:00 AM)

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Saturday, May 2, 2020 (4:00 PM)

Monday of the Third Week of Easter

Monday, April 27, 2020

Third Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Saturday of the Third Week of Lent

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Solemnity of St. Joseph

Thursday, March 19, 2020

 

Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 15, 2019

First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Seventh Sunday of Easter

(Ascension of the Lord)

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Epiphany Of The Lord

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Where did you grow-up?

St. Petersburg, Florida.

How did you discern that God was calling you to become a priest?

My life experiences, as well as listening to other people.

What did you do before you entered the seminary?

 

I worked for 7 and a half years in Planning and Community Development for Collier County Government in Naples, Florida.

When were you ordained?

 

October 25, 2001.

What advice do you have for someone wondering if God might be calling him to the priesthood?

 

I would encourage the man to pray, seek feedback from family, friends, and clergy who know the man; be honest as to being willing to live a celibate life; and be willing, and able, to serve God and his people.

Where were you assigned before coming to St. Charles Borromeo?

 

St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral, Florida.

Do you have any hobbies?

 

I enjoy working out at the gym, reading, and listening to classical and easy-listening music.

What do you do in your free time?

 

See the answer above.

Tell us a little bit about your family.

 

My father, Joseph, was a professional photographer and died in 1986.  My mother, Jean, is 99 and lives in a nursing home in St. Petersburg.  My brother, Andrew, works at Publix and lives in St. Petersburg.  My sister, Barbara, is married and lives in North Carolina.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in life?

 

To have peace in God, not absence of pain, hardship, and conflict.  To me, true peace is doing God's will as best I can.

What is the most joyful part of your ministry?
 
Helping other people to develop a compassionate, forgiving, loving relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

What would you say to a parishioner who is considering getting involved in a ministry at St. Charles?

 

I would encourage the parishioner to seek out a person, or people, who are doing the ministry (or have done the ministry in the past) to find out the nature of the ministry as well as its challenges and rewards.

What are you looking forward to?

 

Continuing to serve God and His people at St. Charles Borromeo on into the future.

What’s your favorite memory of St. Charles?

 

Being welcomed back to the community after spending several months in the hospital with an illness.