The People of St. Philip Catholic Church

Our Mission: We, the people of St. Philip Catholic Church, as disciples of Jesus Christ, joyfully celebrate the Eucharist as a community and share and proclaim the Word of God to our neighbors.

Guided by the traditions of the past and with a clear focus on our future, St. Philip strives to retain the vision of those early families who struggled to bring the Catholic faith to Franklin by reaching out to the community. Today, St. Philip Catholic Church continues to do so as one of Franklin’s most dynamic Christian churches.

Our Priests

Father Bala Showraiah,
Pastor

Office: 615-550-2832
Cell: 615-870-2171
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@alaBrF

Our pastor’s full name is Marneni Bala Showraiah. Father Bala is the third of seven children of Chinnaiah (which means “Peter”) & Teresa. He was born on June 10, 1962 at Dharmaram in India. As a priest he worked in the mission areas of India and lived in Dharmaram and Hyderabad. He loves charismatic preaching and reading of the Bible. In 1976 entered the Franciscan seminary; made his simple vows in 1982 and his final vows in 1987. 

Fr. Nick Allen,
Associate Pastor

Office: 615-550-2830
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@kciNrF

I grew up in Nashville and graduated from Overton High School.  After high school I attended Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans and then stayed in New Orleans to prepare for the priesthood at Notre Dame Seminary.  In 2008 Bishop David Choby ordained me and since then I have served in many ministries around the Diocese.  I love working with the youth and enjoy teaching.  In my free time I enjoy reading and cooking.

I am very happy to be here and look forward to serving the St. Philip Community.  Know you are all in my prayers and I ask for yours as well.

God Bless.

Deacons & Staff

Deacons

Rev. Mr. Rafael Bougrat
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@leafaRnocaeD

Rev. Mr. Paul Brancheau
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@luaPnocaeD

Staff

Mariana Aparcana
Cash Receipts & Records Analyst
615-550-2841
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@anacrapAM

John Angotti
Director of Music & Liturgy

615-550-2834
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@ygrutiL

Loran Dosen
Maintenance
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@MFS_naroL

Val Fernandes
Accounts Payable/Payroll & Project Analyst
615-550-2842
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@sednanreFV

Lesley Hamilton
Administrative Assistant, Learning Center
615-550-2844
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@notlimaHL

Lesley Hamilton
Administrative Assistant, Learning Center
615-550-2844
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@notlimaHL

Maria Herrera
Administrative Assistant, Religious Education
615-550-2840
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@arerreHM

Tricia Keef
Bookstore Assistant Manager
615-794-4236
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@feeKT

Kim Leisinger
Director of Administration
615-550-2836
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@regnisieLK

Michaela Miller
Assis. Dir. of Formation of the Young Church
615-550-2837
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@relliMM

Marianne Reeves
Bulletin Editor
615-550-2845
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@nitelluB

Susan Skinner
Adult Faith Formation & RCIA
615-550-2846
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@rennikSS

Helen Simpson
Formation Assistant
615-550-2839
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@nospmiSH

Julianne Staley
Director of Formation of the Young Church
(Grades 7-12+)

615-550-2838
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@yelatSJ

Gabriela Tinoco
Financial Services Coordinator
615-550-2843
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@oconiTG

Greg Walton
Electronic Evangelization
615-656-2170
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@notlaWG

Karen Williams
Learning Center Director
615-550-2844
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@smailliWK

Ana Zarraga
Pastoral Associate
615-550-2835
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@agarraZA

Parish Council

Parish Pastoral Council Chairperson

Paolo Motta,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@licnuoChsiraP


Administration & Finance

Mike Ren,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@ecnaniFdnAnimdA


Building & Grounds

Carol Brown,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@sdnuorGdnAsgnidliuB


Communication

Paolo Motta,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@snoitacinummoC


Discipleship Council

Pat Thompson,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@pihselpicsiD


Evangelization

John Paul Palelil,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@noitazilegnavE


Education & Formation

Jean Marie Weir,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@noitamroFdnAnoitacudE


Hispanic Ministry

Miguel Valadez & Maria Perez,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@yrtsiniMcinapsiH

Knights of Columbus

Tim Healy,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@sthginK


Men’s Club

Matt Brzica,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@bulCsneM


Parish & Family Life

Mark Kochamba,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@efiLylimaFdnAhsiraP


Social Action

Chris Nelson,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@noitcAlaicoS


Women of St. Philip

Barb Weller,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@PSfoW


Worship & Spirituality

Patrick Bentley,
moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@ytilautiripSdnApihsroW

Finance Board

Finance Board Chairperson

Thomas Moore, moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@draoBecnaniF

Board Members

Joe St. Lawrence
Mike Ren
Ed Scott
Steve Tisdell
Declan Weir

Administration & Finance Page

Discipleship Council

Discipleship Council Chairperson

Pat Thompson, moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@pihselpicsiD

Council Members

Lori Bedock
Dave Bilger
Deacon Paul Brancheau
Buddy Campos
Israel Cordero
Carol Guthrie
Paul Hannigan
Father Fred Klettner
Edme Mendez
Dorothy Nichols
Ainish Palelil
John Paul Palelil
Maria Perez
Pat Thompson
Ellen Marie Tutaj
George Tutaj

Discipleship Council Page

Sanctus

Proverbs 29:18 says that “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.
~Elbert Hubbard

During the Parish Pastoral Council Retreat in January of 2017, the desire was expressed to do a thorough review of our work as a parish, and earnestly seek where God is calling us to be in the next 5-10 years. Because of this, the Rev. Ashley Abarca-Mitchell was invited to share about her work using the Appreciative Inquiry model with healthy parishes as a new approach to Visioning and Strategic planning.

She proposed that that during our time together we would focus on a healthy parish model set forth in Acts 2:42-47 modeling fellowship, discipleship, worship, ministry and evangelism. Our process work would focus on:

a. Clarity of mission and vision- the why
b. Authentic community
c. Communication

This would require 3 months of high intensity work on behalf of a leadership team and the entire parish and 12-60 months of implementation.

Prayer is first and foremost. We must begin with prayer- for the leadership team and the entire parish. During the first 30 days, we met with Priests, staff, leadership teams and core groups to ask questions, build relationships and gain insight into the questions we needed ask during our visioning sessions.

Below is a full report of the process

Sanctus Report