How We Help Others

Life Support Group

This group meets in the church from 7:30pm to 9pm on Wednesdays and provides a comforting environment for parishioners and community members with a variety of life problems. In a controlled setting, the group talks about death, illness, divorce, loneliness - the entire range of human challenges and joys. For more information, call Frank Geer at 845-424-3571.

Meals For The Needy In Peekskill

Volunteers from St. Philip’s prepare and serve a hearty and nourishing hot meal for more than 70 clients in need each month as part of the Noon Day Meal program in Peekskill. Volunteers are needed to help purchase the food in bulk, to help prepare and assemble it on Saturday and Sunday and to help serve the clients at noon on Monday. St. Philip’s also helps to support the program with extra food and supplies throughout the month. Contact Frank Geer at 845-424-3571.

New Orleans Project

Help Save Coastal Wetlands (Come On Down!) The ways Volunteer Groups can come down to both explore New Orleans and coastal Louisiana while helping rebuild the vanishing coast and wetlands.

The St. Philip’s New Orleans Project is dedicated to bringing skilled craftspeople and other volunteers to New Orleans to help in ongoing rebuilding projects. In addition to construction, present initiatives include helping to develop an enrichment program in performing arts for local charter schools.

Trips to New Orleans typically take place in November and January. If you are interested in joining one of these trips or making a donation to support the project, contact Jim Bopp at 845-424-4510 or email The project has made more than 15 trips to the Annunciation Mission in New Orleans.