Our Weekly Parish Newsletter for Sunday, April 16 - Divine Mercy Sunday
""After eight days his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you.' Then he said to Thomas, 'Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe ...'"
" ... these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name."
(John 20 19-31)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, April 16
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”.
Every Cross has a Blessing (… the experience of an old, wise Oblate priest)
(Some years ago), with the news that our mother had just died, our dad expressed his anger and disappointment with God; God messed up his “plan for the closing part of life”. He was supposed to die first, because our mother could/would handle widowhood much better than he would. However, being true to his character, our dad took a deep breath and said, “Maybe God wants me to learn something in this life yet … I better find out what that could be.”
Several months later, I was visiting our father. I asked him whether he discovered what God still had in store for him. We were sitting in the dining room at “The Lodge” – the retirement home where he was living. Waving his hand across the room he exclaimed, “Do you see all these people? They represent many languages, cultures, family values and attitudes. God has been teaching me how to accept people, just as they are!” I answered WOW! Dad, that’s amazing! … So how are you doing? He chuckled and said, “Some days are better than others.”
Such is life! Nothing comes easy or perfect, and yet, in and through it all – good will come from it all. Every cross has a blessing! Whatever cross(es) you may be carrying now: a relentless inability to forgive a past hurt, a bad habit (domineering impatience, pride, persistent jealousies) or an overwhelming addiction (pornography, drugs, alcohol, gambling) – give it to the Lord in the Eucharist!
At the Last Supper Jesus said, “This is my Body, take and eat … and you will have life (a taste of Resurrection).” On the shore, Jesus said to the apostles – just after they had caught a huge net-full of fish – come and eat.” It was Jesus’ assurance that YES, he was alive. The same person, (their friend), who had been crucified, had indeed been raised from the dead by the Father.
The Eucharist is our “blessing” to every cross that we may have to carry. It’s our strength and empowerment to live today to the fullest … to live with blessings. Any strength or encouragement we may need to carry a heavy cross will come in and through the graces of the Eucharist – even the courage and risk to confront painful past experiences. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the “blessing and healing” from crosses inflicted by pain and hurts, experiences when we too have been “nailed to the cross”.
Let us pray: How far you (I) go in life depends on you (me):
Being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving, tolerant of the weak … and the strong.
Because someday in life you (I) will become all of these.
Lord, help me to live, today, as a “Resurrection Person”.
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:
Reminder: COOKIE Saturday/Sunday this weekend, April 15-16 - bring a plate of cookies, but more importantly, take the opportunity to meet and greet our fellow parishioners. It’s our way to live our motto, “Joyfully building up the Church” … the Parish Family of St. Philip Neri.
To the women of St. Philip Neri Parish: To REGISTER for the Women’s Retreat: Friday-Saturday, May 5 - 6 Through scripture, music, ritual and reflection, the Retreat Team (Debbie Doornbos, Joanne Friedt and Mary Keiftenbeld) invites you to reflect on how each “Season of Life” can be enriching, challenging and an opportunity to draw closer to God.
Please Note: There is a $100 registration fee, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Each Friday, during the Stations of the Cross, the money collected during our time together for soup and buns was designated to cover extra costs for the Team. Pay what you are able; the Parish will supplement the remainder of the costs.
THANK YOU to all of you – for the spirit and energy and blessings you brought to the St. Philip Neri Parish Family during this past Easter celebrations. We continue to extend a warm welcome to Taylor Annala, Christina Fowlie-Neufeld, Dayton Patzer and Noah Munro, who have chosen St. Philip Neri Parish as their faith-family!
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.
I hope you had a lovely Easter and continue to bask in this wonderful season of resurrection and new life! As the snow melts - (there's not much left now!) - and with the warm sun and these double-digit temperatures (finally!), we will indeed soon see signs of new life all around us. Before we know it, the grass will be greening up and the trees will be budding out ... and we will soon be enjoying backyard BBQ's and outdoor spring sports for the kiddos! This weekend is supposed to be sunny and and a fantastic 14C - time for some real quality time outside, without three layers of sweaters and coats! Yay!
Okay, let's see what's coming up in our Parish and around our Diocese as we head into mid-April:
A reminder to get your tickets - because they are going fast! Our Parish Steak Night Fundraiser is coming up quickly, on Sunday, April 30, over at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill. Come on out for an evening of food and fellowship, and fun with a 50/50 draw, raffle, silent auction and more! Please check out all the details below.
St. Philip Neri Parish women - don't forget to grab THESE tickets now too! Thanks to all those who already have. The Parish Women's Retreat is coming up fast, on the first weekend in May, on May 5 & 6, and is based on the theme "The Seasons of our Lives". It's going to be a great time! Scroll down for all the details below.
In a few weeks from now, our St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus are generously giving each of us another new book, called Holy Moments.We can all use a fewmore Holy Moments in our lives! Scroll down below to learn more about this great little book and how we can all be more aware of the Holy Moments that are happening in our lives every day, and what they might mean!
Freedom Fridays will soon be back! Friday, May 12 is the day! Read more, just below, and get ready to join us!
THIS weekend, April 15/16, after both weekend Masses, is Cookie Time in the Welcome Area! Be sure to stop by and enjoy some yummy cookies, supplied by you, our wonderful parishioners, and juice. More details are below.
Springtime means it's Spring Fling time! Queen's House is running their Annual Spring Fling Raffle & 50/50 Draw once again! Scroll down below to find out about the many great draws you will be eligible for - IF you purchase some tickets! All the details and ticket information are found below, in bright pink!
Our St. Philip Neri TRC Committeeis 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 the month of APRIL, we will be collectingcoffee, tea, and whole grain pasta for the Friendship Inn. Thank you for continuing to fill our bin for them! More details are below.
The Golden Age Card Players will be back at it this Wed. April 19. New card players are always welcome to join. Read more below.
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! Jesus takes clearing the temple to a whole new level!
The celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday will be happening THIS Sunday, April 16, over at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Please see the rest of the details below for this very important celebration.
We owe so much to our dedicated priests who have given us many years of commitment, care, friendship and spiritual leadership. Please scroll down below to learn how you can support these selfless, generous priests in their retirement years, by supporting the upcoming Priests' Pension & Retirement Fund Appeal.
The Feast of our Lady of Fatima is being celebrated on May 13 over at St. Mary's Parish. More details are below, in grey.
Later this month, the Annual Colombus Bosco Homes Saskatoon Joe Kammermayer Memorial Dinner is coming up on Thursday, April 27. Scroll down below for more information and how to get your tickets.
A remimder that Grow Hope Saskatchewan is having an informative, afternoon reception, with a special guest speaker, coming up THIS Wed. April 19. All the details are below.
The Diocesan Annual Report for 2020-2022 has just been released and I have provided you with a link that allows you to check out all the details, down below.
Want to learn more about the Holy Spirit? Coming up on Sat. May 13, is a one-day retreat, called The Holy Spirit, lead by Fr. Colin Roy, who will help participants grow in understanding of this "Third Person of the Trinity". Please scroll down for more information and how to register.
That's it for this week! I'm glad that the Easter leftovers are now all gone and the weather is allowing us to get outside and wear off all those Easter treats! I will be doing a LOT of walking! The World Curling Championships are also now over - congrats to our men's team who brought back the silver medals and our women who brought back the bronze! The Saskatoon Blades won a squeaker over the Regina Pats in their exciting series and are now on to the Red Deer Rebels! Add in a little MLB Baseball and NHL playoffs starting up and we have got LOTS of entertaining sports to watch! Gotta love spring! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone and talk to you next week!
(Real) Spring blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
For Mon. April 17 - Sun. April 23
Mon. April 17
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
6:00 pm ~ 10:00 pm ~ Weekly Adoration
Tues. April 18
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
7:00 pm ~ TRC Meeting - Everyone welcome!
Wed. April 19
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
1:00 pm ~ Golden Age Cards
7:00 pm ~ K of C Regular Meeting
Thurs. April 20
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
10:30 am ~ Funeral Mass for Joanne Mechelborg
7:00 pm ~ Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) Meeting
Fri. April 21
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Sat. Apr. 22
5:00 pm ~ Mass
Sun. Apr. 23
10:00 am ~ Mass
11:00 am ~ First Communion Lesson
Parish Revenue and Expenses
Wages & Benefits
Light & Water
If you would like more information, please contact Joanne Lysyshyn, at (306) 343-0325.
Parish Steak Night Fundraiser & Community Builder!
Sunday, April 30
It's been a long winter and as we finally come out of hibernation, it's time to get together and re-connect with your fellow parishioners! Come on out and visit over a nice supper out and help continue to build up our Parish Community!
St. Philip Neri is hosting a Parish Steak/Chicken Night Fundraiser on Sunday, April 30, at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, located at 2605 Broadway Ave. (in the Avalon Shopping Centre). Doors open at 4:30 pm for Happy Hour, and supper will be served at 5:30 pm. You will have your choice of steak, chicken, or a vegetarian option, and accompanied by a baked potato, salad and light dessert.
There will also be a 50/50 draw, a raffle, as well as a Silent Auction Table and more! If you would like to donate an item(s) to the Silent Auction, please contact Marisa Kot, at (306) 381-5888, or bring them to the Parish Office, clearly marked with your name and phone number, by Friday, April 28. Thank you in advance for your donations!
Steak Night tickets are $30/person, and may be purchased from Marisa Kot, after both weekend Masses throughout the month of April in the Welcome Area (excluding the Triduum weekend) or from the Parish Office, with all proceeds going to St. Philip Neri Parish. Cash or cheques gratefully accepted. For more information, please call Marisa at (306) 381-5888. We hope to see you all there for a long over-due evening of food, fellowship and fun!
Parish Women's Retreat - The Seasons of Our Lives
Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6
All the women of St. Philip Neri Parish are invited to participate in this beautiful Retreat, using the seasons in nature as a metaphor for our lives. "Each season speaks to our hearts and life experience when we pay attention and listen attentively. Through scripture, music, ritual and reflection, the retreat team will invite us to notice how each season can enrich us, challenge us, and draw us closer to God."
Come join other women in our Parish, on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm (both days), here at the church, for new inspiration, perspectives and encouragement! The Retreat cost is $100 (cash or cheque, please), with lunches provided by the Parish. As Fr. Mike has mentioned, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Pay what you are able; the Parish will supplement the remainder of the costs.
Please register by calling the Parish Office at (306) 343-0325 or drop by. Please consider joining us for this rare, impactful opportunity to learn, share and grow together as women, in all stages and seasons of life!
Parish Liturgical Ministries
Liturgical Ministries: The new weekend Mass ministry schedule is being
emailed. If you should receive one and have not, please Shirley know.
There will also be a couple of reference copies in the back sacristy too.
If you would like a paper copy for at home, please let Shirley know as well.
Please consider marking your calendars too! A reminder email for each weekend
is also sent out just before the weekend begins.
Sacrament of First Communion: The first preparation session is completed 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.
St. Philip Neri K of C presents a new book: "Holy Moments"
Coming to you soon!
In early May, the St. Philip Knights of Columbus will once again be gifting each of us with a new Dynamic Catholic book, entitled Holy Moments.
Holy Moments is written to inspire and teach us that we ALL have the ability to create many Holy Moments in our everyday lives, and through these little holy moments, we can change the world we live in, one moment at a time! Please read below for a little bit of pre-inspiration before you get your new book!
Freedom Fridays are returning!
Beginning Friday, May 12
Freedom Fridays will be resuming on Friday, May 12, and will run every Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Welcome Area and/or Grotto Area - depending on the weather. This is a time to unwind after work and/or to include some socializing in your day/week with your friendly, fellow parishioners! Bring an appie, a side dish, or a dessert for the food table and come join us some great conversation, lots of laughter, and of course lots of great food too! Everyone is welcome!
Cookie Time THIS Weekend!
Our next fellowship/treat time after the weekend Masses will be Cookie Time, THIS weekend, April 15/16, the third weekend of the month. Be sure to stop in the Welcome Area after both Masses to enjoy some delicious cookies (supplied by our parishioners), 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 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!
2023 Annual Spring Fling Raffle & 50/50 Draw
It's that time of year again! The arrival of Spring also means it is time to purchase your Spring Fling tickets in support of Queen's House.
There are two ways to win:
1)The Calendar Raffle: A winner is drawn EVERY day in the month of May! Monday to Friday winners are awarded $150 daily, Saturday and Sunday winners are awarded $225, and there will be a special Mother's Day draw that will award $1,000!
2) 50/50 Draw - This winner will be drawn on May 31 at noon.
Calendar Tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25, 10 for $50 and 25 for $100, with the last day to purchase yours on April 30.
50/50 Tickets are 5 for $5, 25 for $50 and 100 tickets for $100, with the last day to purchase yours on May 29.
You may purchase both Calendar Raffle and 50/50 tickets directly online through the Queen's House website, at www.queenshouse.org, click on "Spring Fling Raffle" and follow the prompts. You may also click on the button below.
You may also purchase your tickets by picking up a pamphlet from the table in the Welcome Area, filling in the Ticket Request Form and mailing it with your cheque or credit card information to Queen's House, at the address provided on the front of the pamphlet. Good luck in all the draws!
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.
APRIL Food Collection
For the Friendship Inn
Let's go St. Philip Neri! For thie month of APRIL, we are collecting coffee, tea and whole grain pasta 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 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!
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 19
The Golden Age Group at St. Philip Neri meets regularly to play cards, every second Wednesday, from 1:30-4:00 pm in the Welcome Area.
Their next card-playing session will be THIS Wednesday, April 19. 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.
Special Collections 2023
Sunday, May 21: Papal Charities 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!
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.
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: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29 (from 6 pm-10 pm)
The next full day Adoration will be on Thursday, May 11, from 9 am-6 pm.
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention
We pray as a Diocesan family for all who are striving to live their baptismal call to Proclaim Christ and God’s Kingdom Today.
We pray especially for those gathering for the 100th Knights of Columbus State Convention on April 21-23 in Prince Albert, and for Catholic Women’s League members gathering for a Diocesan CWL Convention on April 29 in Foam Lake, SK. May the Holy Spirit always inspire these missionary disciples in all their witness, prayer and service.
Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday, April 16
Divine Mercy Sunday - "Jesus I Trust in You!" A Diocesan Divine Mercy Sunday celebration will be held on Sunday, April 16 at 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road. Please note that this is not a Sunday Mass, but rather it is a Holy Hour of special prayers and hymns, including the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and a scripture reflection.
The Divine Mercy devotion is centred on the mercy of God and our trust in Jesus Christ. It is a devotion that grew out of the revelations and writings of a Polish nun, Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938). Divine Mercy Sunday was established in 2000 by Saint Pope John Paul II to be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. The devotion includes a Divine Mercy prayer chaplet, and reflections on the Divine Mercy image of Jesus given to Saint Faustina (“Jesus, I Trust in You”). Everyone is welcome!
Priests' Pension & Retirement Appeal
Begins Saturday, April 15
The Diocese’s annual appeal for the Priests' Pension and Retirement Fund begins on April 15. The Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation recently mailed and e-mailed information regarding this appeal to parishioners across the Diocese. You can also access this information through the Online Newsletter by clicking HERE or by scanning, with your phone, the QR code located above right to view the newsletter.
Ways to support the Priests’ Pension and Retirement Fund in the Diocese of Saskatoon:
To give online, please click on the button below.
The QR code to give online with your phone can be found on donation pew cards, and on campaign postcards.
Drop off your donation in the offertory collection at your Parish.
Mail your donation to Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, S7S 1H1.
CWL Annual Mass and Potluck Supper for the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel
Thursday, April 27
The CWL Annual Mass and Potluck Supper for the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel will be hosted this year by Saint Anne Parish CWL on Thursday, April 27 beginning with Mass, celebrated by Fr. Matthew Ramsay, at 5:00 p.m. Please bring your favourite dish to share and join us for an evening of faith, fun and fellowship at Saint Anne Parish, 217 Lenore Drive. For more information, please phone or text Pat Ballantyne, St. Anne's CWL President, at 306-292-4385 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
Saturday, May 13
The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 pm, at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 211 Avenue O South, with an outdoor procession to follow. Please feel welcome to join us in this celebration.
Columbus Bosco Homes Saskatoon Annual Joe Kammermayer Memorial Dinner
Thursday, April 27
The Columbus Bosco Homes Saskatoon Annual Joe Kammermayer Memorial Dinner will be held Thursday, April 27
at St. Patrick Parish Hall, 3339 Centennial Drive, in support of the Farm School, the Substance Abuse Education Program and Family Support Centres that provide essential support to at-risk adolescents, pre-school children and families in our community. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $50 each.
Grow Hope SK will host an afternoon reception, including refreshments, on Wednesday, April 19, at 3:15 pm at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, to launch its 2023 season. At this reception, we look forward to welcoming Mary Concepter Obiero, from Church World Service in Kenya, a partner of Primates World Relief Development Fund (Anglican) and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Mary brings a wealth of professional experience in community engagement and development, and has direct knowledge about both the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, and how response efforts are making a difference. There will also be information and updates regarding Grow Hope SK and how you can rally around local farmers and agencies who are growing hope on a global scale!
The Diocesan Annual Report
about ministries, priorities, finances, and initiatives from 2020-2022, has been published online, available at rcdos.ca/annual-report (includes PDF), or by clicking on the button below.
For a print version, please contact the Diocese Communications Office, at (306) 659-5844.
The Holy Spirit: A Retreat with Fr. Colin Roy, will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 am - 4 pm, at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cr. E. This one-day retreat is an opportunity to deepen your understanding and your relationship with the Third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. The Retreat includes prayer, talks, discussion, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The cost is $30/person, which includes lunch. Please register by clicking on the button below:
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!
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 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, April 15 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
Sunday, April 16 - 10:00 am (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: