Our Weekly Newsletter for Feb. 19/23 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"Jesus said to his disciplines, 'You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well;"
(Matthew 5. 38-48)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, Feb. 19
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”.
If we are afraid to be different, how can we make a difference in the world? (St. Ignatius of Loyola)
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. (Luke 6: 27-28) …. And be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5: 48)
What did Jesus mean when he said, I have come, not to abolish the laws or the prophets, but to bring them to perfection? We know that in Ancient times it was said, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. Jesus added a whole new dimension for our reaction to violence and abuse. He simply challenges us, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other as well; and from those to take away your cloak, do not withhold your coat as well.” (Luke 6: 27-29)
Jesus was very much aware of the social climate of the times, the tensions of living in an “occupied territory”, the oppression of Roman soldiers and tax collectors. Consequently, when Jesus invited the people to “love your enemies”, he knew it would sound absurd to them. To love those who exploited them went against every natural inclination. Why would one return love for hate?
The classic example of (Les Miserables) reflects and responds to this moral and spiritual and social dilemma. Jean Valjean had spent 19 years in prison and hard labor – just for stealing food to feed his family. Upon his release, he was again “imprisoned” by rejection and prejudices, because he had a criminal record. His heart was filled with anger and hatred … and revenge. Hopeless and exhausted, he stumbled into the house of a saintly bishop who showed him kindness and hospitality – even a bed and food for the night. In the middle of the night, Jean Valjean slipped away, taking with him the silverware from the bishop’s table. Captured by the police, Jean Valjean was brought back to the bishop’s house, along with all the stolen property. The bishop greeted the thief, and in front of the police declared, “But I gave you the silverware! Why didn’t you take the candlestick as well, along with the plates?” Instead of retribution and condemnation, the bishop blessed Jean Valjean, “My brother, you belong no longer to evil, but to good. It is your soul that I am buying for you. I withdraw you from the dark thoughts and I give you to God!” The good that came from that transformation offered Jean Valjean a new way of life.
“Perfection” is not without blemish, but rather a call to “completion”. To “do the will of the Father” is to respond to life with mercy and forgiveness, compassion and a “new way to retaliate”. So … what does it mean to “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect”? God’s desire for each of us is so intense (and personal) that he chose to inhabit imperfect groups of imperfect people. Then, what gives us the possibility to become holy? Not our own goodness but the Spirit who helps us each day, to be perfect as he is perfect. (Matthew 5: 48) This is the mystery of the mercy and power of God. He fills us with his own presence and makes us a “holy temple”. It comes from God’s presence within us – what a gift! Freely given, freely received!
Let us pray: Father, we praise you for sharing your perfect love for us through Jesus Christ. We thank you for the opportunity to practise humility. May our obedience glorify you. 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
Fr. Mike Dechant OMI
Something from the Parish:
REMEMBER: To bring a plate of cookies for “Cookie Time” (and juice) – after the 5 pm Mass on Saturday, after the 10 am Mass on Sunday. It’s a time to stop and visit with parishioners and visitors. We are hoping to make this ‘Community time” a regular event on the third weekend of each month, after each Mass. (NOTE: The first weekend of each month is with Timbits and juice.)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
February 22 (ASH WEDNESDAY), Eucharist and the Distribution of Ashes is at 7 pm, here in the Parish. Because Ash Wednesday this year falls during the Spring Break, most schools will not have an Ash Wednesday celebration. We very much invite and encourage you and all your family to come and pray with us in the Parish.
March 3 is designated as WORLD DAY OF PRAYER. This year, along with other Christians churches in the area, St. Philip Neri Parish will host a gathering for prayer and food and fellowship – to pray for the people of Taiwain, and for our own concerns to gather as children of God. We will gather at 5 pm, at St. Philip Neri Parish.
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.
February is flying by - only a week and a half left! That means that winter is flying by too - even though the next few week are supposed to be quite a bit colder ... and wintery ... with more snow on the way! Oh well, it's almost March!
This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of Lent. On that day, we will be "marked" with ashes on our foreheads and will begin our 40-day Lenten journey towards the passion, horrible death and glorious resurrection of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. Our journey will include a special focus on fasting, prayer, and alms-giving, and as we make our way, with solemness and heavy hearts, through Holy Week, we will be longing for the arrival of the incredible joy and celebration that we will experience together at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 8 and on Easter Sunday, on April 9!
We can also hope that by then, early April, we will also be celebrating sunny days, warm spring temperatures and melting snow!
Okay, for now, though, let's see what's new for you for this week and what remains below as reminders:
This weekend, Feb. 18 & 19, is "Cookie Time" after both weekend Masses in the Welcome Area! See all the delicious details just below.
Happy Family Day this Monday, Feb. 20! It's a long weekend! So that we can all enjoy our families on this day, the Parish Office will be closed on Monday. There WILL be Morning Mass on Family Day, at 8:30 am, with Fr. Mike presiding. There will be NO evening Adoration on Family Day Monday. More details are below.
As mentioned, Lent begins this week, with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 22. Mass and the distribution of ashes will be at 7 pm that evening, Please note, there is NO Morning Mass that day.
There will be Stations of the Cross at 5:00 pm every Friday during Lent, beginning this Fri. Feb. 24. A light supper of meatless soup and a bun will be served right after Stations. Please see all the details just below.
Last call to pick up your 2022 Income Tax Receipts. Stamps are very expensive, so please save us the postage by grabbing your receipt from the box in the Welcome Area this weekend.
World Day of Prayer is coming up on Fri. March 3, and there will be an ecumenical service here at St. Philip Neri beginning at 5 pm, with food and fellowship to follow. Please see the rest of the details below.
Young women between the ages of 18-35 may apply for the CWL Social Justice Award. Scroll down to read more about this.
For another week and a half, we are collecting jam and rice for the Friendship Inn. Let's keep filling our bin for them! More details are below.
Final reminder! Don't forget to get your tickets! The Annual Knights of Columbus "In Support of Life" Gala Charity Event, is coming up quickly, on Sat. February 25, in the Cathedral of the Holy Family Hall. You can find all the details below. You don't want to miss this one - it's always a great time!
The next Bereavement Support gathering will be held THIS Tuesday, Feb. 21. Anyone can join at any time - we would love to have you. Please see more details below.
The Golden Age Card Players will be playing cards again THIS Wed. Feb. 22, beginning at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to join!
There will be NO evening Adoration this Monday, Feb. 20 due to the Family Day holiday.
Freedom Fridays have been slightly tweaked due to Stations of the Cross during Lent also occuring on Fridays. Please see all the details below - and plan to join us!
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! Hey! No imposters in Heaven!
This is a new annual Diocesan event - the Way of the Cross is being combined with a Candle-Lighting Prayer Service for Victims/Survivors of Abuse, on Fri. Feb. 24. You can find all the details below.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops have written four letters on Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. The link to these important pastoral letters may be find below, in blue.
Horizons of Hope is a toolkit to help Catholics navigate the challenges of palliative care. This important resource will be presented in four two-hour workshops at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Check out all the specific details below.
There will be a Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Talk over at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish THIS Tuesday, Feb. 21. Scroll down below for more information.
St. Mary's Parish is hosting "Uniting in Silence", beginning on Sat. Feb. 25, at 11 am, where all are welcome to come sit in silence and unity with one another for 20 minutes. All the details can be found below.
Check this one out! Now this sounds like a FUN FUNdraiser! The K of C are holding an important "Fix the Roof" Fundraiser in mid-March. Who doesn't like a nice meal out PLUS listening to live music made famous by the Beach Boys, Elvis, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, and more?! Read all the details below, and learn how to get your tickets, so you too can have some good fun AND help "Fix the Roof"!
A final reminder about the SEARCH weekend retreat thatis coming up on Feb. 24-26 for students in Grades 10-12. This experience can be life-changing! Scroll down below for the details, in blue.
Head on down to St. Joseph's Hall on Broadway Ave. THIS Sun. Feb. 19 for their delicious monthly pancake breakfast! All the details are way down below.
This Sunday, Feb. 19 is the monthly Filipino Mass, down at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, beginning at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome!
Have a great LONG weekend, everyone! The SuperBowl game is now behind us (what a great game!) and this week we get to cheer on our Saskatchewan ladies curling team as they compete in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. It has also been fun watching our 2023 Roughrider team start coming together, as new players arrive - including a new quarterback! Here's to a new and hope-filled football season!
The mild weather is supposed to hold for the long weekend, so it should be warm and comfortable to take in the "Winter Shines" activities down in Friendship Park ... without it being too warm for the lovely snow and ice scultures to melt! For those heading out of town for the Feburary School Break, travel safely, have a great time with the family, and talk to you all next week!
Family Day/February Break Blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
It's COOKIE Time!
THIS Weekend, Feb. 18 & 19
This weekend, please join us in the Welcome Area after BOTH Masses for some yummy cookies and juice! We ask that each family bring a plate of cookies (on a disposable plate) for the Cookie Table. We are hoping that this becomes a regular time for folks to stop and enjoy a cookie (or two!) and a visit with their fellow parishioners.
The FIRST Sunday of each month we will have Timbits and juice, and the THIRD Sunday of each month (like this one) will be Cookie Time and juice! Be sure to bring your little cookie monster kiddos too!
Parish Office Closed
Monday, February 20
Happy Family Day this Monday, Feb. 20! May you have a wonderful day with your family, and if you are a teacher, or have school-aged kids, may you have an awesome February School Break this week, enjoy a little R & R, and have a great time with the kiddos!
Please note the following items for Family Day Monday:
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday for the holiday.
There WILL be Morning Mass on Family Day Monday, at 8:30 am, with Fr. Mike presiding.
There will be NO evening Adoration on Monday evening.
January 2023: Revenue and Expenses
Wages & Benefits
Light & Water
Ash Wednesday Mass
THIS Wednesday, Feb. 22
This Wednesday, Feb. 22, is Ash Wednesday, and marks the beginning of Lent. Please join us for Mass and the distribution of ashes, that evening at 7:00 pm. There will be NO Morning Mass on Ash Wednesday.
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday During Lent
Every Friday during Lent, beginning on Fri. Feb. 24, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Stations of the Cross, beginning at 5:00 pm. The Stations will be lead by a different Parish group each Friday.
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, and a free-will offering is always appreciated.
2022 Income Tax Receipts
There are still WAY too many 2022 Income Tax Receipts waiting to be picked up from the table in the Welcome Area. Please pick up yours this weekend so that we don't have to buy ALL those stamps to mail them out.
World Day of Prayer 2023
Ecumenical Worship Service at St. Philip Neri Parish - Friday, March 3
Men, women and children of all ages are invited to attend this international inter-church event being hosted here at St. Philip Neri Parish on Friday, March 3, beginning at 5 pm. This ecumenical service will be one of 100 Canadian communities celebrating the theme "I have heard about your faith".
The women of Taiwan have prepared this service and we are encouraged to reflect on the changes and challenges faced by this country as the citizens evolve amidst struggles for independence internationally as well as the obstacles that women in particular face at home.
A light supper will follow in the Welcome Area, provided by the local churches involved in the prayer service. Everyone is welcome!
Note: There will be NO Stations of the Cross on this Friday, March 3.
THANK YOU from the K of C!
The Knights of Columbus would like to pass on a HUGE Thank-you for all those who stayed after last weekend's Masses to enjoy some delicious soup and buns! The Knights served up dozens of bowls of a wide variety of amazing soups and everyone had a great time socializing with their St. Philip Neri Parish friends! It was great to see so many parishioners support this wonderful event, with all the proceeds going to "In Support of Life"!
Parish Liturgical Ministries
Liturgical Ministries: There will be a separate email request sent out for the Triduum services. Many ministers are needed. Thank you!
Sacrament of Baptism: The next dates for the celebration of Baptism are Sundays, April 30 and May 28. Pre-registration is necessary.
Sacrament of First Communion: If you would like more information about the preparation and celebration of this Sacrament, please contact Shirley. Those who have already completed their First Reconciliation have been contacted by email with an attachment indicating the process and preparaton for this Sacrament.
Sacrament of Confirmation: Preparation sessions will be offered to those who are in Grade six and older who have received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Communion. The celebration of this Sacrament will be in Spring. For more information, please contact Shirley, Pastoral Associate.
Palms: Thank you for your generous donation of palms this year!
Prayers requested: The Parish family keeps in prayer the soul of Terry Lemke on the third anniversary of his death. He is the son of Betty Lemke. May Terry rest in peace at the eternal banquet of our Lord.
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.
February Food Collection
For the Friendship Inn
Let's go St. Philip Neri! For the month of February, we are collecting jam and rice for the Friendship Inn. The Donation Bin remains in the Welcome Area, just inside the front doors of the church, on the right. Let's fill 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!
Annual Knights of Columbus "In Support of Life" Charity Event
Saturday, February 25
Don't forget! The Saskatoon Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual "In Support of Life" fundraiser event, on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Cathedral of the Holy Family Hall.
Cocktails will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by supper at 6:30 pm. There will be a terrific Silent Auction again, which will close at 9 pm, as well as the always-exciting 50/50 raffle (if all the tickets are sold, the winner will be awarded $2,500!). Gala event tickets may be purchased at the Parish Office for $40 each.
Note: If you can't attend the Gala event, donations to "In Support of Life" are also much appreciated, and may also be dropped off at the Parish Office, with tax receipts, if desired, to follow. Donations up to $2000 will be matched by an anonymous donor, so this is a great way to make your donation be even more valuable! Cash and cheques are accepted, with cheques being made out to "K of C In support of Life".
For all the details on this wonderful Gala fund-raising event, please call Louis Roth at (306) 249-2764 or Murray Geenen (306) 244-6196.
Parish Pictorial Directory
We have great news - our spiffy new Parish Directories should be here and ready for pick-up at the church at the end of March or early April! We will let you know when they arrive!
St. Philip Neri Parish Bereavement Support
Tuesday, February 21, 1-3:00 pm
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, February 21, 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. February 22
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, February 22. 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: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 (from 6 pm-10 pm)
The next full day Adoration will be on Thursday, March 9, 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)
April 7: Good Friday (Needs of the Church in the Holy Land)
April 9: Easter Offering
Note: Additional "Special Offering" envelopes can always be found in the Welcome Area at the entrance of the church.
Some changes during Lent
Join your fellow parishioners as well as Fr. Mike and Fr. Bill, every Friday evening during Lent, in the Welcome Area, right after we conclude the Stations of the Cross together. Instead of the usual pot-luck supper, there will be a meatless supper, usually soup and a bun, prepared and served by various Parish groups. All are welcome to join us for Stations of the Cross, and then for a light supper and important Lenten fellowship afterwards.
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention
Family Day Weekend:
Heavenly Father, You have given us the model of life in the Holy Family of Nazareth. Help us, O Loving Father, to make our family another Nazareth where love, peace and joy reign. May it be deeply contemplative, intensely Eucharistic, revived with joy. Help us to stay together in joy and sorrow in family prayer. Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our families, especially in their “distressing disguise.” May the Eucharistic heart of Jesus make our hearts humble like His and help us to carry out our family duties in a holy way. May we love one another as God loves each one of us, more and more each day, and forgive each other's faults as You forgive our sins…. Help us, O Holy Father, to make our families one heart, full of love, in the Heart of Jesus through Mary.
We have all heard about the horrible destruction caused by a massive earthquake and aftershocks in Turkey and Syria earlier this week. Development & Peace/Caritas Canadais working with partners to respond to this emergency. If you would like to help, please find more information and how to donate online at: https://www.devp.org/en/ or call toll-free: 1 (888) 234-8533.
Way of the Cross and a Candle-Lighting Prayer Service for Victims/Survivors of Abuse
Friday, Feb. 24
The Way of the Cross AND a Candle-lighting Prayer Service for Victims/Survivors of Abuse will be held on the First Friday of Lent, Feb. 24 starting at 7 pm, at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road.
Please join Bishop Mark Hagemoen at this first annual Diocesan Prayer Service to be held each year on the First Friday of Lent, to pray together for healing, strength and compassion for all victims and survivors of abuse, in our families, communities and world, and for greater awareness, understanding, and protection in our communities.
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Four Letters on Reconciliation
Four pastoral letters from the Catholic Bishops in Canada focus on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples - "That We May Walk Together".
You may find links to the Feb. 8, 2023, letters to First Nations, Inuit, Métis peoples and to the People of God in Canada on the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops website by clicking on the button below:
Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care
Tuesdays, from Feb. 28 - Mar. 21
Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care is an important resource that will be presented from 7 - 9 pm on four Tuesdays - Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14 and Mar. 21 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.
When confronted with a life-limiting diagnosis, we can find ourselves in an unfamiliar and even frightening situation. These moments are usually marked by having to make numerous practical decisions surrounding care and support for loved ones and ourselves. More often than not, such decisions require moral discernment through the lens of our faith. We believe in the dignity and sacredness of human life at all stages, from conception to natural death. At the same time, our faith does not demand that life is to be sustained at all costs. As Catholics, our faith in Jesus Christ has much to teach us about living and dying well. To register, please contact Diane Waldbillig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper & Talk
Tuesday, Feb. 21
This Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talk is coming up on Tues. Feb. 21, at at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. The event begins with a pancake supper at 5:30 pm followed by a presentation by Daniel Taylor, called "Living the Seasons of the Church". Learn how to incorporate the liturgical rhythms of fasting, feasting, and ordinary time in a way that suits your current state in life.
Uniting in Silence
Saturdays, from Feb. 25 - Apr. 1
Beginning on Saturday, Feb. 25,
at 11 am, and on each following Saturday until April 1, sessions of ‘Uniting in Silence’ will take place in St. Mary Parish Hall on 20th Street W., (between Avenue O and P). These sessions consist of sitting together for 20 minutes of silence. In silence we reverence the shared values inherent in all beliefs, faith traditions and aspirations of the human heart that promote peace and reconciliation.
If you plan to attend, please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to begin promptly at 11 am. You are invited to remain afterwards for fellowship. For more information, please call St. Mary Parish at (306) 244-2983.
Theology on Tap
Wednesday, March 1
Theology on Tap: For young adults 19 to 35 - Mark your calendars for the next Theology on Tap Wednesday, March 1, from 7-9 p.m. at Louis’ on Campus. The theme is Living a Contemplative Life and guest speaker is Fr. Kevin McGee. What a great way to kick off Lent! All are welcome to come and hear Fr. Kevin's presentation and maybe even learn a little bit about centring prayer. Come along and bring a friend!
One of the buildings at the Knights of Columbus Blackstrap Youth Camp has serious roof damage because of age and harsh Saskatchewan weather. Help raise the funds necessary for this roof repair with a chicken dinner and entertainment evening on Saturday, March 11, at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Entertainment is being provided by Ovid Pilon from the band, England, covering rock and roll greats by the Beach Boys, Elvis, The Beatles, Buddy Holly and more!
The Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan have partnered with the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation to create the Sask K of C Vocations Endowment. Every year the earnings from this Endowment will be disbursed equally to each seminarian throughout all Saskatchewan dioceses and eparchy. These funds will help defray the estimated $30,000 per year it costs to educate each seminarian. During the month of February, local Knights of Columbus councils will participate with parishes in a fund-raising campaign in support of this Vocation Endowment fund. More detail on the campaign can be found on video by clicking on the button below.
Thank you for your support of the education and development of seminarians through prayer and financial assistance.
Registration is now open for students in Grades 10-12 to attend the next Searchweekend live-in retreat in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2023 at E.D. Feehan Catholic School. Youth attending a Search retreat are able to meet, make friends, have meaningful discussions and learn more about what it means to be a Christian. Small groups, music, activities, prayer time, and important talks given by other young people are just a few of the things that make the retreat great. Attending Search is a great way to deepen a close, personal relationship with God, make friends and forge lasting memories. Cost for the entire weekend is$100. Find more information and registration at https://saskatoonsearch.ca/
Priest, Prophet, King
Wednesday, March 15
The next PPK - Priest, Prophet, King Catholic Men's Night will be held on Wed. March 15, beginning at 7 pm with Adoration and confession. Watch for more details closer to the date. The evening includes time for socializing (food and drink available) at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road.
Note: The next PPK date after March 15 is May 17.
Another Adoration Opportunity
A Holy Hour for the Feminine Heart
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 month at 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!
CWL Clothing Depot
The CWL Clothing Depot is requesting donations of warm coats and jackets, sweaters, gloves, mitts, toques, socks, underwear, sheets, towels, personal hygiene items, and household and kitchen items.
Donations help our sisters and brothers in our community who are struggling to make ends meet. Donations can be dropped off between 10 am and 2 pm Monday to Friday, at 619-20th Street West (rear entrance of Friendship Inn). Please ring the back doorbell when delivering items. Volunteers are always welcome at the CWL Clothing Depot! Please call Bea for more information, at (306) 242-5042.
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.
Delicious Monthly Pancake Breakfast - THIS Sunday!
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:
Feb. 19, Mar. 19, 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 - THIS Sun. Feb. 19
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 on Sunday, February 19, at 5:00 pm. Future Mass dates are March 19, April 16, 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, February 18 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
Saturday, February 25 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
St. Philip Neri Facebook Page
are invited to check out our Facebook page, St. Philip Neri Parish. There can
be informational, prayerful, humorous notes that you might be interested in! Check it out today, by clicking on the button below: