Our Weekly Parish Newsletter for March 26, The Fifth Sunday of Lent: Solidarity Sunday
"'Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?' So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.' When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come out!' The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, 'Unbind him, and let him go.""
(John 11. 1-45)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, March 26
To the parishioners of St. Philip Neri Parish, sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints –
"Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”.
Praying “in the Spirit of Lent”
Heavenly Father, help me to remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother – who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help her kids with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.
Help me to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can’t make change correctly is a worried nineteen-year-old university student – balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next year.
Remind me, Lord, that the scary-looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day – who really ought to get a job – is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.
Help me to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly through the store aisles, and blocking our shopping progress, are savouring this moment - based on the biopsy report she got back last week, that this will be the last year that they go shopping together.
Loving and generous God, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is LOVE. Open our hearts, not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy, and love.
As you love us, in Christ, so may we love each other. Amen.
Praise be Jesus Christ … and Mary Immaculate
St. Philip Neri … pray for us
St. Eugene de Mazenod … pray for us
St. Kateri Tekakwitha … pray for us
God is good … all the time.
Fr. Mike Dechant OMI
Something from the Parish:
To the women of St. Philp Neri Parish: Mark your calendar with this upcoming Women's Retreat!
On Friday-Saturday, May 5 - 6: Through scripture, music, ritual and reflection, the Retreat Team invites you to reflect on how each “Season of Life” can be enriching, challenging and an opportunity to draw closer to God.
Please Note: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Pay what you are able; the Parish will supplement the remainder of the costs.
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children at risk and in fear that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus the Prince of Peace. Amen.
Consistently warm weather to bring the much-anticipated, much longed-for spring melt continues to evade us as we are all starting to feel a little tired of these temperatures that just feel too cold for this time of year. We are all ready to turn the corner on this winter. Keep the faith! From years of past experience, we all know that "No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn." Let's try taking some comfort in that as well as in the renewed heat in spring sun and the lengthening days - the sun didn't set until almost 7:30 pm last night! And the days are only going to get longer - and warmer! That makes my heart glad - and gives me hope that spring IS definitely coming!
We are now entering our FIFTH week of Lent, with only one week until Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. Let's see what's coming up in our Parish and around our Diocese as we use this remaining time to prepare our hearts for Holy Week and the Triduum:
Speaking of Easter, a variety of potted flowering plants will be needed for our upcoming Easter celebrations! Please see directly below for more details. Thanks for your help with this!
There is ONE final Penitential Service remaining, at Our Lady of Lourdes, in case you were unable to attend ours here at St. Philip Neri on Mar. 14. See the date and time below.
The dates and times of the Triduum/Easter Services coming up during Holy Week remain below for your reference.
A reminder that after this weekend, there is only ONE opportunity left for you to participate in the Stations of the Cross, on Friday, Mar. 31, beginning at 5:00 pm. More details remain below.
There are some Parish Committees that could use a few more volunteers to help them continue and grow the great work they are doing within our Parish. Please see below for where/how you might be able to serve your fellow parishioners.
NEXT weekend, April 1/2, after both weekend Masses, is TimBit Time in the Welcome Area, brought to us by our Knights of Columbus! Be sure to stop by and enjoy some TimBits and juice with your fellow parishioners. More details are below.
We have a Ukrainian family of three looking for accomodations. Please see below for all the details.
Our St. Philip Neri TRC Committee is encouraging everyone to attend an upcoming event over at St. Mary Parish called "Encounter: Continuing the Walk". Please scroll down below for all the details.
For one more week, we continue to collect canned vegetables and 100% real fruit juice for the Food Bank. Thank you for continuing to fill our bin for them! More details are below.
The Bereavement Support gatherings will be on hold until Tues. April 25. Please see more details below.
Please note: There will be a Special Collection - Solidarity Sunday - THIS WEEKEND, March 25/26, for Share Lent (Development & Peace). Extra envelopes for this Special Lenten Collection may be found at the entrance of the church. Cheques may be made out to St. Philip Neri Parish, with D & P - Share Lent on the memo line. Thank you for being generous during Lent.
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! Noah's Ark goes hi-tech!
Here is a new Diocesan announcement for you. The Diocesan-wide Chrism Mass is coming up on Tues. April 4 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Learn more about this very special Mass, as well as more about the three oils that the Catholic Church uses for various anointings, by scrolling down below.
A FINAL reminder about the Lenten Mission happening THIS week over at Our Lady of Lourdes beginning THIS Monday, Mar. 27 and running to Thursday Mar. 30. New details have been added, below.
As mentioned, THIS Sunday is Solidarity Sunday. Development and Peace continues their great work through Share Lent 2023. Please see more information below for Week 5.
Lace up your runners for Lenten 40, NEXT Saturday, April 1! To find out more about this special run/walk Lenten event, please scroll down below. Everyone is welcome to participate!
A reminder that the Diocesan Office of Restorative Ministry is looking for monetary donations to purchase chocolate Easter bunnies for those in prison. Please see all the details below.
A reminder that the Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross will be held on Good Friday, April 7. Please check out all the details - like where and when the event begins and ends - down below.
NOTE: The final "Uniting in Silence" session that was scheduled for this Sat. April 1 at St. Mary's Parish Hall has been CANCELLED.
Have you lost a spouse in the past two years? From Mourning to Dawn is a grief support program for widows and widowers. Please see dates, times, and locations for this very worthwhile program, way down below, in green.
Are you starting to think about doing your spring cleaning? The CWL Clothing Depot is ready to receive certain house-hold items and clothing items that you are ready to part with. Please scroll down for more details.
Have a great weekend, and week ahead, everyone! Enjoy the sunshine, the Ladies World Curling Championships (GO Team Canada!), and may your FIFTH week of Lent be prayerful, meaningful, and fruitful. Talk to you next week!
Continued Lenten Blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
For Mon. March 27 - Sun. April 2
Mon. Mar. 27
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
5:30 pm ~ Alpha Session
6:00 pm ~ 10:00 pm ~ Weekly Adoration
Tues. Mar. 28
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Wed. Mar. 29
8:30 pm ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Thurs. Mar 30
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Fri. Mar. 31
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
5:00 pm ~ Stations of the Cross & light meatless supper
Sat. Apr. 1
5:00 pm ~ Mass & TimBit Time
Sun. Apr. 2
10:00 am ~ Mass
11:00 am ~ TimBit Time & First Communion Lesson
Revenue & Expenses
Wages & Benefits
Light & Water
In Need of Easter Flowers
The Art and Environment Committee will be looking for donations of a variety of potted flowering plants, such as Easter lilies, hydrangeas and mums, of any colour, to help make our church look especially beautiful for our upcoming Easter celebrations! You may drop off your donated plants any time during office hours during Holy Week, up until Holy Thursday, April 6, at 4:30 pm. Thanks so much for your fragrant Easter generosity!
REMAINING East-Side Lenten Penitential Service and Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Tues. March 28 at 7 pm: Our Lady of Lourdes (in conjunction with a Parish Mission)
St. Philip Neri Triduum Services
April 6 - 9
Holy Thursday (Apr. 6) - 7:00 pm
Good Friday (Apr. 7) - 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm
Easter Vigil (Apr. 8) - 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday (Apr. 9) - 10:00 am
Stations of the Cross
Only ONE Friday left - March 31
You will have only ONE final opportunity left to participate in the Stations of the Cross, on Fri. March 31, beginning at 5:00 pm. That Friday's Stations will be lead by the Knights of Columbus.
After Stations, you are also invited to join us for a light supper - usually a bowl of hot (meatless) soup, and a bun - and fellowship with your parishioner friends - all served up in the Welcome Area. Everyone is welcome!
Parish Committees in Need of Your Time & Talent!
There are some committees in our Parish that are in need of a little help so that they can continue to provide wonderful, valuable support, in a variety of ways, to their fellow parishioners.
The five committees looking for some volunteers to serve are:
What type of support do these committees provide? Check out the colourful "Sign-Up Board" in the Welcome Area for more details in order to learn more, and to sign up now, to share your "time and talent", to be Jesus' hands and feet in service of your fellow parishioners. We can all do something to make someone else's day a little brighter - why not you?
Liturgical Ministries: There are openings for EMC (Communion minister) on
Easter Sunday at the 10 am Mass; if you are interested, please email Shirley
as soon as you can. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact her in the Parish Office or by email. The Mass ministry for the Triduum and Easter Sunday
should be completed within the next few days.
Sacrament of Baptism: The next dates for the celebration of Baptism are Sundays, April 30 and June 4. Pre-registration is necessary.
Sacrament of First Communion: The first preparation session is on Sunday, March 26, and the following preparation dates are April 16, 23, and 30. All sessions are immediately after Mass in the church. Pre-registration is necessary to ensure enough materials are available for each person. The celebration of First Communion is on Sunday, May 7, at the 10 am Mass.
Sad News::Judy Catton, wife of Richard Catton, has passed away. She and Richard had regularly attended our weekday Masses. Please keep in prayer Richard and their family during this sad time.
TimBits Time NEXT Weekend!
Our next fellowship/treat time after the weekend Masses will be TimBit Time, NEXT weekend, April 1/2, the first weekend of the month. Be sure to stop in the Welcome Area after both Masses to enjoy some yummy Timbits (supplied by the K of C), juice and fellowship!
Just so you have a bit of a heads-up, here is the Cookie Time/Timbits Time schedule for the next few months:
April 1/2 - Timbits Time (K of C)
April 15/16 - Cookie Time
May 6/7 - Timbits Time (K of C)
May 20/21 - Cookie Time
Note: The cookies are supplied by parishioners and may be home-made or store-bought. We aren't fussy when it comes to cookies - we just really appreciate your participation and delicious cookie contributions! We also ask that you bring your cookies on a paper plate so that it can be recycled. Thanks!
A Ukrainian woman with two children (a seven-year old and five-year old) are in need of accommodations - preferably a two- bedroom suite or apartment, as soon as possible, as they have already arrived here in Saskatoon.
For more information, please contact Sheila Flory at (306) 931-8053. Thank you.
Encounter: "Continuing the Walk"
Saturday, April 22
Here is an important upcoming event that our St. Philip Neri TRC Committee is encouraging all parishioners to attend. It is called Encounter: "Continuing the Walk", which is a Diocesan TRC event being held on Sat. April 22, from 9 am to 3:30 pm, at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue O South.
Join us to hear the story of a Residential School Survivor, followed by an opportunity to explore Economic Reconciliation, driven by the TRC Calls to Action to see a broader economic inclusion – especially increased Indigenous employment – as an essential form of reconciliation.
To register, please click HERE. The cost is $30/person (includes lunch)
Anne Lafleur, Residential School Survivor
Becky Sasakamoose, Cultural Diversity & Race Relations Coordinator
MaryAnne Morrison, Diocesan Council for Truth and Reconciliation
KEYNOTE: Milton Tootoosis, BA, PAED (nêhiyaw-pwât - kîskîkomânâ), Co-founder and Chair of the Saskatchewan Indigenous Economic Development Network and Director for the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc.
MARCH Food Collection
For the Food Bank
Let's go St. Philip Neri! For this final week of MARCH, we are collecting canned vegetables and 100% real fruit juice for the Food Bank. The Donation Bin remains in the Welcome Area, just inside the front doors of the church, on the right. Let's keep filling it up!
In addition, there is always a need for other non-perishables. Please be sure to check "best before" dates. Thanks for your support!
CWL Social Justice Award
The Saskatchewan Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada has established a Social Justice Award for young women between the ages of 18-35 years. The $1,000 award may be given to one candidate or divided among qualified applicants to finance participation in a reputable social justice activity, either at home or abroad. Application deadline is April 30. For more information or to apply, please contact Mary Nordick at email@example.com or (306) 374-5612.
St. Philip Neri Parish Bereavement Support
ON HOLD until Tues. April 25
Please know that there is support offered here at the Parish. If you would like a place to gather and talk with others who have lost
a loved one, please come out to our next gathering on Tuesday, April 25, from 1 to 3:00 pm, here in the church's Sunroom. We look
forward to walking with you in faith! No registration fee or sign up are required. Please just feel comfortable in coming to join us. For more information, please call Deb, our Parish Nurse, at the Parish.
Golden Age Card Players
Wed. April 5
The Golden Age Group at St. Philip Neri meets regularly to play cards, every second Wedesday, from 1:30-4:00 pm in the Welcome Area.
Their next card-playing session will be on Wednesday, April 5. The cost is $2 per day. The group happily welcomes any new players to join them for some fun, friendly competition, followed by coffee and some delicious sweet treats! For more information, please call the president, Sylvia Godbout, at (306) 374-9085.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Monday evening (except for long weekends), from 6 pm to 10 pm, and also every second Thursday of the month, from 9 am to 6 pm, people are invited to pray with the Blessed Sacrament in the main area of the church.
The upcoming Adoration schedule:
Monday evenings: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 (from 6 pm-10 pm)
The next full day Adoration will be on Thursday, April 13, from 9 am-6 pm.
Special Collections 2023
For those parishioners who make their regular parish donations by PAG (pre-authorized giving), they often don't know when the Special Collections are because they don't have coloured envelopes to remind them. So that we all know, here are the Special Collections coming up within the next few months:
March 26: Share Lent (Development & Peace)
April 6: Holy Thursday (Needs of the Local Poor - The Bridge on 20th)
April 7: Good Friday (50% to Needs of the Church in the Holy Land and 50% to our St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee Fund)
April 9: Easter Offering
Note: Additional "Special Offering" envelopes can always be found in the Welcome Area at the entrance of the church. Please make cheques payable to St. Philip Neri Parish, with the specific special collection written on the memo line. Thank you for your ongoing generosity!
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention
We pray as a Diocesan family for Development and Peace/Caritas Canada, and for their partners around the globe. May their efforts to build a more just world find success, and may they continue to create hope in dark times, with our enthusiastic support.
Tuesday, April 4
Representatives from across the Diocese will gather with Bishop Mark Hagemoen for the annual Chrism Mass on Tues. April 4, at 7:00 pm, at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road. Everyone is welcome to join our Diocesan community for this important celebration at the start of Holy Week. The Diocesan Chrism Mass will also be live-streamed online at https://saskatoonmass.com.
During the Chrism Mass, the priests of the Diocese renew their commitment to priestly ministry. The Oil of the Sick, Oil of the Catechumens, and Sacred Chrism for use in the celebration of sacraments throughout the year are also blessed by Bishop Mark Hagemoen during the annual Chrism Mass:
Oil of Catechumens (OC): This oil, sometimes referred to as Oil ofSalvation, is used to anoint the catechumens (those who are to be baptized) in preparation for their initiation into the Church. The prayer accompanying this anointing expresses the desire that Christ strengthen the person being anointed. This oil is also used in celebration of the baptism of children. It is a sign of belonging - marking us as members of the Body of Christ.
Oil of the Sick (OS): This oil is used in the Anointing of the Sick. The prayer accompanying this anointing is: “Through this holy anointing, may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.” This oil is used to bring comfort and support to the sick in their infirmity and to pray for healing. The celebrating of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a ritual moment that makes visible and present to the sick and to the whole community who we are as Church - a community of healing and support.
Sacred Chrism (SC): This oil includes a sweet-smelling perfume or balsam, added during the blessing prayers at the Chrism Mass. Sacred Chrism is used at the celebration of baptism, confirmation, the ordination of priests and bishops, and for the dedication of churches and altars. Sacred Chrism is also used in the blessing of bells and sacred vessels. Anointing with this oil signifies abundance of grace and dedicated service to God. The word Christ means “anointed one,” so being anointed with oil is a sign of the special and strengthening presence of Christ, the Anointed One.
"Fullness of Purpose” - A Lenten Mission
Mon. Mar. 27 - Thurs. Mar. 30
Our Lady of Lourdes Parishwill be hosting "Fullness of Purpose” – A Lenten Mission, at 7 pm each evening from March 27-30, led by Ken Yasinski. The Mission will include the Parish Penitential Service with opportunities for Confession, on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 pm, as well as times for Eucharistic Adoration with music. Everyone is welcome to participate in this Lenten Mission opportunity.
What is a Lenten Mission? A Lenten pastoral mission is held by the Parish as an opportunity for the faithful to set aside specific time to pray, meditate and reflect on the mysteries of our Faith. Most importantly, the whole community is invited to gather together in a time of spiritual renewal and to grow in our relationship with Christ and one another. The Lenten Mission Catholic Speaker at Our Lady of Lourdes Church is Ken Yasinski and includes musical Adoration. All are welcome to participate in this Lenten Mission - anyone, whether Catholic or not, baptized or not, from throughout our Diocese - all are invited to this opportunity to encounter our Lord Jesus Christ.
Lenten Mission Schedule:
Monday, March 27
- Opening Talk “What are We Created For?” and Adoration
Tuesday, March 28
– Talk “Freedom through Forgiveness” followed by opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession with priests of the Diocese of Saskatoon
Wednesday, March 29
– Talk “Living with an Eternal Perspective” and Adoration
Thursday, March 30
– Talk “Now and at the Hour of Death” and Adoration
Development & Peace - Share Lent 2023
Week 5: March 26 - Solidarity Sunday
This Lent, please give generously
This Solidarity Sunday, Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada’s Stand for the Land campaign invites you to give generously and thanks you warmly for your generosity.
Your donation transforms the lives of some of our most vulnerable sisters and brothers across the world. Our solidarity rests on your generosity.
“The support we receive from Development and Peace has been very important for me. It allowed me to find myself, to live again.”
— Raquel Soto, participant in the documentary filmmaking school of the Asociación Campesina de Antioquia
(ACA, Peasant Association of Antioquia)
Such is the difference you can make by giving to your Share Lent Parish collection or at devp.org/give, or click on the button below. Thank you for helping us build a world of justice.
Lenten 40 is a 40-kilometre run/walk along the river in Saskatoon, right before Holy Week, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, on Sat. April 1. Meditate on the suffering of Jesus and think of the Via Dolorosa (the path Jesus took on his way to the crucifixion, often translated as “the way of suffering).
Who is it for? Anyone who wants to step out of their comfort zone and go deeper this Lent. Whether you’re an avid runner or have never run before, this is about showing up and giving it all to God. Sign up as a team Team 40 (teams of 2 or teams of 4) or as a solo runner Solo 40k
Cost? Individual: $40/Team of 2: $80/Team of 4: $150 (not including registration fee).
Pray the Rosary on each of the four legs of the Lenten 40: Leg 1 – Joyful Mysteries/Leg 2 – Sorrowful Mysteries/Leg 3 – Luminous Mysteries/Leg 4 – Glorious Mysteries – check the website for more information – www.lenten40.com
Lenten 40 Schedule: Participants will have the opportunity to run the 40 kilometres solo or to register as a team. The race will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 1 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, and racers must be finished by 5:00 pm.
8:00 am - Racer check-in and package pickup at Holy Family Cathedral Hall. Please register prior to race day.
9:00 am - Start of Leg 1. Behind the Holy Family Cathedral.
5:00 pm - End of race and race cut-off time at Holy Family Cathedral.
5:15 pm - Celebration/awards.
Easter at the Prison
The Diocesan Office of Restorative Ministry is seeking monetary donations to purchase chocolate Easter bunnies to distribute at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre as a way of sharing the power, love and joy of Christ’s Resurrection with those in prison, letting them know that they are not forgotten.
Please drop labelled donations into the Parish collection or send to the attention of Dianne Anderson at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, S7S 1H1, or donate online through the “Designated Ministry” form on the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation website, by clicking on the button below:
The downtown Outdoor Good Friday Way of the Cross in Saskatoon is back this year! On Good Friday, April 7, pilgrims will have the opportunity to pray and reflect on the scriptural way of the cross written by St. John Paul II, while walking through the streets of downtown Saskatoon. Reflections at each station will be shared by churches and local organizations.
The event begins at 10 am and runs until approximately 11:45 am. Pilgrims are asked to gather in front of the King's Bench Courthouse at 520 Spadina Cres. E., ten minutes prior to start time. For more information, contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniting in Silence
Final April 1 session CANCELLED
The final "Uniting in Silence" session on Saturday, April 1 at St. Mary Parish Hall has been cancelled. For more information, please call St. Mary Parish at (306) 244-2983.
From Mourning to Dawn
Starting Wed. March 29
From Mourning to Dawn is a Diocesan grief support program for widows and widowers. This eight-week journey of transformation and healing offers support and encouragement for bereaved spouses, led by those who have also experienced this loss. It is open to participants who have been widows or widowers from between two months to two years.
From Mourning to Dawn will be held on Mondays, starting on March 27, from 3:30-5:30 pm, at Cathedral of the Holy Family 123 Nelson Drive, and also be offered on Wednesdays, beginning on March 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm, at St. Anne Parish, 217 Lenore Drive. The cost is $35.
As you start considering your Spring cleaning, don’t forget the CWL Clothing Depot! The Depot is in need of new and gently-worn clothing, as well as cutlery, pots and pans, blankets, towels, small appliances in good working condition, and warm winter coats and jackets (to have on hand for fall). Donations will be gratefully accepted when dropped off at the Depot at 619 20th St. W. Please use the back door.
New drop-off hours are 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Again, we are asking for volunteers to work at the Depot. Please call Bea, at (306) 242-5042 to set up a time. We look forward to meeting you!
Note: Donations may also be dropped off here at St. Philip Neri Parish, in the large bin on the LEFT hand side (under the coat rack), as you come into the Welcome Area. Thank you for all your wonderful donations, all year round!
Ignite 2023 Catholic Summer Camp Registration is now open. Please note: there are only 105 spots per week of Ignite Sk, offered by FacetoFace Ministries. Spots will be filled in the order registrations are received. Week 1 is already sold out! Camps still available are:
Ignite SK Week 2 (held at St. Therese Institute, Bruno, SK) – Aug. 13-18
Ignite Junior SK (held at Holy Family Cathedral, Saskatoon) – Aug. 27-29 (day camp)
Take time away to refresh your soul and spend time with new friends. All women are invited to a monthly Holy Hour followed by refreshments and fellowship, held at 7 pm on the first Thursday of every monthat Holy Spirit Parish. The evening includes adoration, a short Gospel reflection led by Fr. Joseph Salihu, quiet prayer, benediction, and rosary. It's not too late to join in on this inspirational opportunity!
Delicious Monthly Pancake Breakfasts
St. Joseph's Hall on Broadway
Everyone is welcome to join the K of C Chapter #11429 - San Lorenzo Ruiz - for their delicious monthly Sunday morning pancake breakfasts, held in St. Joseph's Parish Hall, on Broadway Ave. & 8th Street. These yummy breakfasts will be served on Sundays, from 10 am to 1 pm, on the following dates:
April 23 and May 28
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-15 years. Breakfasts consists of pancakes (with syrup or whipped cream & berries!), sausages, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee and juice. Come on over and join us! Everyone is welcome!
Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon
Next Monthly Mass - Sun. April 16
The Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon gathers on the third Sunday of every month to celebrate Mass at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cr. E., with the next celebration to be held THIS Sunday, April 16, at 5:00 pm. Future Mass dates are May 21, and June 18.
The Filipino Catholic community also holds a weekly Novena in English every Friday at 5:30 pm, at St. Paul Co-Cathedral. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to receive the Diocesan Electronic Newsletter, which is different from the Diocesan Bulletin, as well as other information from the Diocese, please send your email address directly to Melissa Anaetoh at the Catholic Foundation Office, at: email@example.com.
How to keep in touch with our Parish:
St. Philip Neri Masses are live-streamed, every Saturday at 5 pm
If you aren’t able to attend Mass in person, you may watch it LIVE on YouTube.
NOTE: If you are hard of hearing or would like to have the Live-Streamed Services "with text", please click the “cc”/ “Closed Caption” icon/button at the bottom right on your computer screen, below the live-streamed service. You will be able to see the words of the speaker!
We have left past Masses up on our channel for you to watch, or you can tune in to our next upcoming LIVE Masses on the dates and times below:
Saturday, March 25 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
Saturday, April 1 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
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