Our Weekly Parish Newsletter for Sunday, April 23 - 3rd Sunday of Easter
"When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.
They said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the Scriptures to us?""
(Luke 24 13-35)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, April 23
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”.
“The Road to Emmaus” … should really be called “The Road back to Jerusalem”
Experience seems to confirm for us that all sorrows and tragedies can be bourne if we have someone who is willing to listen to our story. The two disciples, walking on the road to Emmaus, has a very sad story to tell. The death of Jesus had plunged them into gloom. All their hopes and dreams for the “long-awaited Messiah” had been reduced to rubble … and they were walking away from it all. A humiliated, crucified Messiah! It was impossible! It was unthinkable!
And then it happened … again. Jesus joins them “as a stranger”, open to listen and patiently accept their deep-seeded plight. Only when the disciples had finished did Jesus begin to talk. Jesus took up the story where they had left off; he opened their minds to a new way of looking at the Scriptures. He described to them how all the prophets had foretold that the Messiah would suffer and die, and thus, enter into glory.
Their story is “our story” – no one can attain the “glory of God” except through sacrifice and suffering. May our Easter journey be an opportunity for each of us to live: the Way, the Truth and the Life. The death of Jesus, far from being the end of the dream, was precisely the way in which we can live the fullness of today, so as to enjoy the fullness of Eternal Life.
The challenge for each of us is not to walk away from “the Source of Life” (the graces of the Risen Lord), but to quickly return to Jerusalem – “There they found the twelve and their companions gathered together. These were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon! Then the two disciples told them what had happened on the road, and how the Lord had been known to them in the breaking of the bread.” (Luke 24: 34-35)
May we live truly live today as Resurrection people … as we recognize our Risen Lord “in the breaking of the bread”.
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
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.
Well - just when we (and our tough little early perennials) thought we were in the clear and headed full-on into spring, with the winter coats, boots, snow shovels and windshield scrapers all put away for another year, we get all this snow! Back we go, into a white, wintery world! Thankfully the temperatures have remained fairly mild, and are continuing to climb, so we should see this crazy accumulation disappear within a few days. I'm sure all the extra "moisture" will be appreciated by our lawns, gardens, flowers, and fields in a few months from now, so there's something to be grateful for amid this unexpected weather curve-ball!
Now, let's see what's coming up in our Parish and around our Diocese as we head into the last week of April (already!):
Are you doing some spring cleaning? Yes - believe it or not, it IS Spring! Our Refugee Committee is looking for some furniture items due to having to relocate our refugee family. Please see the details below to see how you may be able to help out!
This is your final week to grab you tickets for our Parish Steak Night Fundraiser, as it is coming up NEXT Sunday, April 30, at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill. There are only a few tickets left before we are completely sold out! Please check out all the details below.
St. Philip Neri Parish women - The Parish Women's Retreat is also coming up fast, on May 5 & 6, and there are only a few spots remaining for this event too! Be sure to stop by the Parish Office and reserve your spot before it's too late! Scroll down for all the details below.
The Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Group is meeting again this Tuesday, April 25 in our Welcome Area. Please see all the details below. Newcomers are always welcome! This is also your final reminder about the "Continuing the Walk" event happening THIS Sat. April 22 over at St. Mary Parish - those details remain 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!
On May 6/7, after both weekend Masses, it will once again be Timbit Time in the Welcome Area! Be sure to stop by and enjoy some yummy Timbits and juice, supplied by our K of C, 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!
For the last week 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 Bereavement Support group will be resuming their meetings THIS Tuesday, April 25, from 1-3 pm. Please scroll down for more information.
Final reminder for the CWL Social Justice Award speicifically for young women between the ages of 18-35 years. Check down below for the application deadline and more details.
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! No cell phones, please!
As far as some Diocesan announcements go, Time Out For Moms is looking for a few new Board members so that they are able to keep their program going into this fall. Please see all the details down below.
The Diocese is hosting a Women's Breakfast Talk on the Feminine Genius on May 17. Come enjoy a nice breakfast and hear Sr. Malou Tibayan's engaging, empowering talk! More details are below.
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 Priests' Pension & Retirement Fund Appeal.
The CWL Annual Mass and Potluck Supper for the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel is coming up on Thurs. April 27. For the rest of the details, please look down below.
The Annual Colombus Bosco Homes Saskatoon Joe Kammermayer Memorial Dinner is coming up THIS Thursday, April 27. Scroll down below for more information and how to get your tickets.
Development & Peace - Caritas Canada - is hosting a presentation called "Create Hope" over at Queen's House on May 5. Please see the rest of the details below.
This sounds delicious! There is a Perogy & Cabbage Roll Fundraiser Supper coming up on Sunday, May 7 at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church! Scroll down below for all the details.
There are two important opportunities coming up for you to show your Support For Life - The March for Life in Regina, and the Mother's Day Walk for Life here in Saskatoon! More details are below. Save these dates! These events need your support!
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.
Would you like 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.
Finally, one last yummy announcement! St. Joseph's Parish is hosting their montly pancake breakfast THIS Sunday, April 23 over in their hall. All the delicious details remain below.
That's it for this week, my friends! It will be SO fun to watch the rest of this ridiculous snow melt (again), and for the mercury to climb back into the double digits by mid week. Bring it on! The NHL hockey playoffs continue to entertain and/or frustrate us, depending on the night, and I can't wait to see the kids back out on the ball diamonds and soccer pitches - a sure sign that Spring is here to stay! Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and talk to you next week!
(For real this time) Spring blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
For Mon. April 24 - Sun. April 30
Mon. April 24
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
11:00 am ~ Funeral Mass for Elaine Hargarten
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm ~ Weekly Adoration
Tues. April 25
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
1:00 pm ~ Bereavement Support Meeting
7:00 pm ~ TRC Meeting (in Welcome Area)
7:00 pm ~ Refugee Committee Meeting (in Sunroom)
Wed. April 26
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead LIturgy & coffee
10:30 am ~ Funeral Mass for Jenny Matkowski
Thurs. April 27
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Fri. April 28
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead LIturgy & coffee
Sat. Apr. 29
1:00 pm ~ Wedding: David Snell & Deanna Goring
5:00 pm ~ Mass
Sun. Apr. 30
10:00 am ~ Mass & Baptisms
11:00 am ~ First Communion Lesson
4:30 pm ~ Parish Steak Night at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill (Happy Hour at 4:30 pm, Supper at 5:30 pm)
Items Needed Immediately!
For Relocation of Refugee Family
Hopefully you might be able to help out with this! Our St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee needs to relocate our refugee family and needs the following items:
small table & chairs
two twin beds or bunk bed frame
bed frame for adult
bikes for 2 girls
If you are able to donate any of the above items, please call Sheila at (306) 931-8053. Thank you for supporting our refugee work!
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 - Final Reminder!
Sunday, April 30
Only FOUR tickets left before we are sold out! 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 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
Only a few spots left for this event too! 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!
Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Group Meeting
THIS Tuesday, April 25
Please join us THIS Tuesday, April 25, at 7:00 pm in the Welcome Area at St. Philip Neri for the next meeting of the Truth and Reconciliation Discussion Group.
Our focus for 2023 remains on education and learning, and on the foundation of hard truths, heartfelt reflection and respectful conversation that reconciliation begins with. We will discuss Chapter 11 of Listening to Indigenous Voices, as we conclude the readings in this fine book and consider next steps. You don’t need to have participated before, and if you have not done the readings in advance, just come along. Everyone welcome! A Final Reminder: Encounter: "Continuing the Walk", a Diocesan TRC event, will be held THIS Saturday, April 22, from 9 am - 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 on the button below. $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.
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 but at this time, there needs to be a few
changes made to the schedule first. If you would like a paper copy for at
home, please let Shirley know and please consider marking your calendars
too! A reminder email for each weekend is also sent out just before the weekend
Sacrament of First Communion: The remaining preparation dates are April 23 and 30, with both sessions happening immediately after the Mass in the church. Pre-registration is
necessary to ensure enough materials are available for each person. The
celebration of First Communion in on Sunday, May 7, at the 10
keep in prayer the soul of Joanne Meckelborg, who is now celebrating at
the banquet of our Lord. We also keep in prayer her husband, Keith, and all of Joanne's family and friends, as they grieve the loss of this wonderful woman and police officer.
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!
Timbit Time NEXT Weekend!
Our next fellowship/treat time after the weekend Masses will be Timbit Time, NEXT weekend, May 6/7, the first weekend of the month. Be sure to stop in the Welcome Area after both Masses to enjoy some delicious Timbits (supplied by our 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:
May 6/7 - Timbits Time (K of C)
May 20/21 - Cookie Time
June 3/4 - Timbits Time (K of C)
June 17/18 - 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!
Let's go St. Philip Neri! For this final week 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
Starting up again THIS 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. May 3
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 on Wednesday, May 3. 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 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 those dealing with mental health challenges. May we reach out in love and support to all those who are suffering.
Time Out for Moms
Seeking New Board Members
Time Out For Moms is seeking new board members for our 2023-2024 year. We need 5-7 more committed moms to be able to keep our program going and running this fall. If you have never heard of Time Out for Moms before, please check out our website at www.tofm.ca. We have been in our Saskatoon Diocese supporting moms of all seasons for around 25 years. It is a great place to grow in your Catholic faith and build lasting friendships.
For more information, please check out our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need our new members to commit by Sunday, May 14, before our Chocolate Tasting AGM on May 16!
Women’s Breakfast Talk on the Feminine Genius
Wednesday, May 17
A Women’s "Breakfast Talk on the Feminine Genius" will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 8:30 am - 10 am
at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road (doors open at 8 am).
The theme of the Breakfast Talk: “Uncover the essence of womanhood and be empowered to become who we are called to be”, with guest speaker Sr. Malou Tibayan, Verbum Dei Missionary. Please register by clicking on the button below, or by calling Sr. Malou Tibayan at (306) 371-7434.
The Diocese’s annual appeal for the Priests' Pension and Retirement Fund began 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 email@example.com
Columbus Bosco Homes Saskatoon Annual Joe Kammermayer Memorial Dinner
THIS Thursday, April 27
The Columbus Bosco Homes Saskatoon Annual Joe Kammermayer Memorial Dinner will be held THIS 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.
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada Presentation:“CREATE HOPE” will be held at Queen’s House, on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 pm to welcome via video link, Micheline Lévesque, who shares her wealth of experiences as a Development Officer for Development and Peace in Asia and the Middle East. There will be a Q&A session and social to follow. This event is free of charge and will be available online. To register, please click on the button below. For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (306) 205-2334.
A Perogy and Cabbage Roll Fund-Raising Supper will be held on Sunday, May 7 at 5 pm at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, corner of 10th Street East and Munroe Avenue. Your plate includes perogies and mushroom sauce, cabbage rolls, sausage, dessert and beverage.
Advance tickets only: $25/adults; $10/children 6-12 years; free/children under 6 years (take out is available for adult tickets). Tickets are available until May 3 at the Rectory Office during regular hours, sold after Divine Liturgies. Online order form for e-Transfer payments only can be found on the website www.sspp.ca. For more information, please call (306) 343-6516 or e-mail email@example.com
Show Your Support for LIFE!
Two Important Opportunities - Save these dates!
1) The Annual March for Life in Regina will be held on Thursday May
11. Car-pooling from Saskatoon is being arranged for those who are
interested. The event in Regina will begin at 12:30 pm at Holy Rosary
Cathedral. If you are interested in car-pooling, please contact Louis at (306) 221-4198
or John at (306) 477-1748.
2) The Annual Mothers' Day Walk for Life will be held in Saskatoon on Sunday
May 14 from 2 pm - 3 pm along College Drive, between Hospital Drive and Wiggins Ave. Life-affirming signs are provided and it is a family-friendly
event. Show your support for life and family and plan to attend!
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.
The Holy Spirit: A Retreat with Fr. Colin Roy
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 THIS Sunday, April 23
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. May 21
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, May 21, at 5:00 pm. Future Mass dates are June 18, July 16 and August 20.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 22 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
Sunday, April 23 - 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: