Our Weekly Parish Newsletter for Sunday, June 25 - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"Jesus said to his Apostles: ' ... Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before humans, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before humans, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.'"
(Matthew 10. 26-30)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, June 25
To the Parishioners of St. Philip Neri Parish, sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints –
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”.
The Paradox of our Time
(as inspired by George Carlin)
The paradox of our time in history is: that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but pay less; we buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less judgment, more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too quickly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too much, pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values; we talk too much, love too little, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve added years to life, but not life to years.
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour. We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space. We’ve done large things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up air, but polluted the soul.
We’ve split the atom but not the prejudice. We write more but learn less. We plan more but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication. These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare, more leisure, but less fun, more kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce; fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw-away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stock-room; a time when technology can bring this message to others … when we can choose to share this insight … or just choose to delete.
Let us pray: Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.
May we be challenged by the words of Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Wherever yo go, go with God (and the fire of the Spirit) … whenever you go, go make a difference.
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:
It is with great joy that I announce to you that Fr. Doug Jeffrey OMI will be joining me/us as a member of the Parish Pastoral Team, starting Monday, July 24, 2023.
Fr. Bill Stang OMI will return to reside at Trinity Manor. It is with full and heart-filled gratitude that I thank Fr. Bill for his wonderful support of me here in the Parish, and for sharing Eucharist and personal presence with all of you. Fr. Bill, wherever you go, go with God … whenever you go, go make a difference, with compassion and love. Thank you and God bless you.
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.
Welcome to summer! Even though our weather has felt like summer for the past couple of months, my favourite season "officially" arrived earlier this week. I plan to savour every single day! Next week our students and teachers will sign off on another school year and they too will be ready to celebrate two months of sun, fun and vacations either here, near or far! Nothing beats our Saskatchewan summers!
Now, let's see what's coming up in our Parish and around our Diocese for the rest of June and beyond:
Our Refugee Committee has a new family arriving in Saskatoon on July 7 and they are in need of various kitchen items. Please check out the list directly below to see if you might have some of these items that you could donate for our new family!
Great news! Our spiffy new Parish Pictorial Directories have finally arrived and are ready for pick-up! Please see the directions below.
Everybody can use a little break over the summer, so consequently the following activities will not run during the months of July and August - Lay-Presided Liturgies on Monday mornings, Timbit/Cookie Time after weekend Masses and Golden Age card-playing. Freedom Fridays for the months of July and August are yet to be determined. More details can be found below.
Speaking of summer changes, as church news and events slow down a bit, and Parish staff take holidays, we will only be sending out two Parish Newsletters in July (on July 14 & 28) and two in August (on August 11 & 25). Don't worry, we will still keep you well-informed and up-to-date as the summer unfolds!
Are you, or someone you know, interested in becoming Catholic? If so, check out the invitation below from from Sr. Cindy and our RCIA Program. Sessions will be starting up in late September.
Our Knights of Columbus are running their SECOND Hamburger and Hot Dog BBQ Fundraiser THIS Saturday, June 24 over at Canadian Tire (Preston Crossing). The rest of the details are just below. Be sure to stop by!
We will continue to accept applications, until Friday, June 30, for the part-time Administrative Assistant position for our Parish Office. The details for this position remain below.
For the final week of June, we are collecting peanut butter and jam for the Friendship Inn. May was a great month for donations! Thank you for continuing to fill our bin for the hungry folks in our Saskatoon community! Check out details below.
Thenext Bereavement Support group will be on Tuesday, July 4, from 1-3 pm. Please scroll down for more information.
Please note:Adoration on Thursday, July 13 will be from 9 am to 1 pm, (instead of to 6 pm), and will be held in the Chapel.
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! Even John the Baptist needed to practice! There are also a few more "Church Bulletin Bloopers" for a few extra smiles!
As far as some Diocesan announcements go:
The Blackstrap Youth Camps are all set to go for the months of July and August! Please see all the details below and get your son or daughter registered ASAP to secure a spot! These camps are a blast!
Speaking of summer camps, here are a couple more - two August Ignite Summer Camps for our youth lead by the FacetoFace group! Check out all the cool details down below.
This montly Mass will be unBEATable! Everyone is welcome to partiipate in this African-Canadian Mass next Sun. July 2 over at St. Michael's Parish. All the details are below.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is hoping that every Catholic parish will have host the workshop called "Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care". To learn more about it, check out the details below.
The Diocesan Sts. Benedict & Scholastica Formation Program is accepting new applications for the 2023-24 year. To find out more about this wonderful program and how to get involved, scroll down below, in green.
The Saskatoon Alliance for Life has a great Resource Centre for anyone looking for Pro-Life materials. Their AGM (Annual General Meeting) is also coming up THIS Tues. June 27 and everyone is welcome to attend. Please see more information below.
The Saskatoon Open Door Society is looking for art/craft supplies and sports equipment for the summer camps they run for newcomer children. Scroll down below to see how you can help them out!
The Summer Pilgrimages continue! Please see below for all the pilgrimages coming up for the months of July and August, down below, in blue.
Looking for a really amazing camp experience for your kids from Kindergarden to Grade 6? Check out Camp Compassion, a four-day Day Camp being held over at Queen's House in August. Talk about helping our kids learn about how to be compassionate people while having a blast doing fun activities with others!
Save the date! The Grow Hope Field Day, out at Bruno, is happening on Sun. Aug. 13. Scroll down below to meet the farmers involved with this important event and for more details.
Queen's House Retreat and Renewal Centre offers SO many faith-building programs and retreats that are open to all of us. New ones are being added all the time. Please click on the button I have provided below to see what they might have coming up that could meet your sprititual development needs.
That's it for this week! So, the Riders take on the Stampeders IN Calgary this Saturday evening. In the first week of the season our defence played great, in the second week our offence played great - hopefully in this third week our defence and offence can BOTH play great and we can score a nice win against the Stampeders! GO Riders GO!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! The weather is heating up with some nice hot days ahead - perhaps with a few showers thrown in, which would be great for our fields, lawns and gardens. Enjoy your first week of summer, as the teachers and kids enjoy their last week of school, and talk to you next week!
Sunny Summer Blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
For Mon. June 26 - Sun. July 2
Mon. June 26
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm ~ Weekly Adoration
Tues. June 27
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Wed. June 28
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Thurs. June 29
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Fri. June 30
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Sat. July 1
5:00 pm ~ Mass
Sun. July 2
10:00 am ~ Mass
For the Week of June 26 - July 1
Mon. June 26:
~ Lay-Lead Liturgy - No Mass Intentions
Tues. June 27:
~ Fr. Bill Lorentz -† (R: The Schnell Family)
Wed. June 28:
Thurs. June 29:
~ Anton Simicic - † (R: Joe & Lydia Simicic)
Fri. June 30:
Sat. July 1:
(Note: † = Repose of the Soul; H & B = Health & Blessings, R = Requested by)
New Refugee Family Coming!
Some kitchen items needed
Our Refugee Committee has a new family arriving in Saskatoon on July 7 and is in need of the following kitchen items: Pots and pans, dishes, cups and glasses, cutlery, and linens. If you have any of these items that you are no longer using and would like to donate to this new family, God bless you! Please drop them off at the Parish Office, during office hours, as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your help with this - we know how much these items will be used and appreciated!
The Pictorial Directories are here!
The wait is over! The Parish PIctorial Directories have finally arrived and they look great! If you had your photo taken for the Directory, or submitted your own photo and paid for a Directory, you may stop by the table in the Welcome Area BEFORE or AFTER this weekend's Masses, June 24/25, to pick up your copy. You may also pop into the Parish Office during the regular office hours. Enjoy - and thanks so much for your patience!
Parish Revenue and Expenses
Wages & Benefits
Light & Water
Please note: Due to a malfunctioning module on our gas meter, the readings going to SK Energy were incorrect for about six months. When a new meter was installed, this was corrected, and we owed SK Energy $7,038.97. This will be paid over five months (May-Sept.), along with our monthly bill, so you will see higher numbers until the end of Sept.
If you wish more information, please contact Joanne Lysyshyn at (306) 343-0325.
Please note that Lay-Presided Liturgies on Monday mornings will be taking a break for the summer months, July and August, and will resume again in September. Thank you to all those who do such a wonderful job of preparing for and leading these Liturgies and all those who faithfully attend! Have a great summer break!
~ RCIA ~
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Are you searching, pondering, or asking questions about the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a journey of weekly sessions, where you will prepare to receive the sacraments, learn what it means to be Catholic and take your place as a fully participating member of the Catholic Church. These sessions formally begin in late September, however, you may join at any time.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Catholic, please contact Cindy Lewans at email@example.com as soon as possible.
We invite you to learn what the Church teaches, and be introduced to some of our Parish members. These sessions are also opportunities for you, and others who you may wish to invite, to ask questions you may have about the Church!
NEXT Knights of Columbus Hamburger & Hot Dog Fundraiser BBQ
Saturday, June 24
The next St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus BBQ at the Canadian Tire at Preston Crossing will be Saturday, June 24, as their annual summer fundraiser continues! Merv Schenider and his brother Knights will be grilling and serving up some delicious hamburgers and hotdogs just for you! Head over to Preston Crossing to do your Saturday shopping then stop by Canadian Tire, any time between 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, and have a delicious lunch and a nice little visit - and support our K of C and their many projects at the same time! See you there!
Parish Liturgical Ministries
Sacrament of Baptism:Congratulations to the following children and their families and friends on the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism this weekend:
Theodore Chuhaniuk, son of Spencer and Fiona
Alistair Svendsen, son of Aaron and Angela
May our Lord bless them abundantly in their journey growing closer to Jesus in all they encounter! Amen.
Liturgical Ministry Update: There is a list of the Mass ministers for both weekend Masses on the Missalette table where there is a large picture frame. Sacristans are to check if all ministries are filled before Mass begins. When you arrive, please cross off your name or highlight it with the marker and if possible, please greet the Sacristan too. If you are taking someone’s place, please print your name and let the Sacristan know. Another idea may be to introduce yourself to the Sacristan too so the team of ministers for the Mass get to know each other. Most of the Welcomers are quite knowledgeable as to who the Sacristans are now. Let’s work together to joyfully build the kingdom of God! Thank you!
Part-Time Administrative Assistant Needed
St. Philip Neri Parish is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to work in our Parish Office for 17.5 hours each week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings.
The Administrative Assistant's duties will include:
Maintaining our Parish website and electronic Bulletin Board in the Welcome Area
Processing parishioner donations and collections
Answering phone calls and responding to visitors with hospitality and patience
Responding to emails and correspondence
Maintaining office equipment and ordering office supplies
Assisting the Pastor and other staff as may be necessary.
Candidates for the position should possess a Business Certificate and/or considerable office experience. They should be familiar with Microsoft Office and WordPress software; a working knowledge of “Parish Friendly Solutions” software would also be an asset.
Salary is commensurate with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon Salary Grid and related work experience. Applications/resumes may be sent to or dropped off at St. Philip Neri Parish, 1902 Munroe Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7J 1R8, or emailed to the Parish Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, June 30. For more information, please call (306) 343-0325.
St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus Council #9539
Post-High School Scholarship
Spread the word! Post-secondary education is costly, so to help out, the St. Philip Neri K of C are once again offering a post-high school scholarship of $500. Though preferences will be extended to children or grandchildren of a member of the St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus Council #9539, and a graduate from a Catholic high school, all applications will be considered.
The deadline for scholarship applications is Saturday, September 30.
Application forms are available in the Parish Office.
Freedom Fridays for June
Fridays, June 23 & 30
Freedom Fridays will be held on Friday, June 23 and 30, from 5 - 7 pm in the Welcome Area and/or Grotto Area. Bring an item for the food table - an appie, side, salad or dessert and come join us for these last two Freedom Fridays for June! Whether or not Freedom Fridays will continue throughout July and August will be determined before the end of June. Stay tuned!
The Bridge on 20th
Needs our help!
The Bridge on 20th is in need of the following items to help those who come to them in need:
Men's clothing - Size S-M
Women's clothing - Size S-M
Underwear - Size S-M
Hygiene items: Shampoo, body wash, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deoderant, etc.
Note: There is a small pink bin in our Welcome Area marked "The Bridge on 20th Donations" that you can place your donated items in; we will be sure that they are delivered to The Bridge. Thank you for helping to look after the needs of our brothers and sisters at The Bridge. Jesus said, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34), and here He is, giving us another chance to do just that.
JUNE Food Collection
For the Food Bank
For this last week of JUNE, we are still collecting peanut butter and jam 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 thoughtful and ongoing support!
St. Philip Neri Parish Bereavement Support
Tuesday, July 4
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, July 4, 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
Taking a break for the summer
The Golden Age Group at St. Philip Neri is now taking a break from their regular card-playing for the summer months of July and August. Card-playing sessions will resume in September, every second Wednesday, from 1:30-4:00 pm in the Welcome Area. As always, new players will be welcomed!
For more information, please call the president, Sylvia Godbout, at (306) 374-9085.
Special Collections 2023
Sunday, October 22: Evangelization of Nations (World Mission)
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!
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: June 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31 (from 6 pm-10 pm)
The next full day Adoration will be Thursday, July 13, from 9 am-1 pm(instead of 6 pm - please note this shortened time period). Also please note that Adoration will be in the Chapel.
A Few Extra Smiles - Church Bulletin "Bloopers"!
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention for the Week of June 25
Creator God, we pray as a Diocesan family for the safety of farmers, gardeners, and all who work to provide food for others; bless the work of their hands and bring forth a bountiful harvest, along with a spirit of sharing to feed all those in need in our community and our world.
Blackstrap Youth Camps
July and August
Blackstrap Youth Camp, south of Saskatoon, is operated by the Saskatoon Knights of Columbus. Blackstrap Youth Camp offers week-long overnight camps during July and August. Blackstrap Youth Camp focuses on helping children experience God in different ways, and on giving campers a fresh new perspective on prayer.
There are five different weeks of summer camps for elementary school children aged 8-14 years. Please click on the button below for more information and to register!
IGNITE SK 2023 - Ignite is a week-long Catholic summer camp for teens (going into Grade 9 to graduating from Grade 12) who desire to grow in holiness! This jam-packed week is filled with excellent talks, amazing people, epic large group activities, daily Mass, Adoration, praise and worship, and much more! Youth will grow in their relationship with God and be empowered to go forward while striving to be a modern-day saint and a light to the world! Ignite SK 2023 - Week 2, will be hosted in Bruno, SK at St. Therese Institute from August 13-18. REGISTER TODAY online by clicking on the button below.
IGNITE JUNIOR SASKATCHEWAN- Ignite JR is a 3-day camp for youth in Grades 6-8. Ignite Junior is an opportunity for youth to grow in their faith in a fun and practical way. They will be immersed in the sacraments, listen to engaging speakers, participate in awesome games all while building authentic friendships. Ignite Junior SK will be hosted at Holy Family Cathedral in Saskatoon from August 27-29! REGISTER TODAY by clicking on the button below.
The African-Canadian Catholic Community invites everyone to join us for our monthly Mass on the first Sunday of each month, with the next celebration on Sunday, July 2 at 2 pm at St. Michael Catholic Church, 18-33rd St. E. We celebrate Mass in English but the liturgical music is sung in many African languages with traditional drums. All are welcome to join in our celebrations!
Palliative Care Resource
Horizons of Hope Toolkit
The Catholic Bishops of Canada have created a workshop called “Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care.” This four-module workshop seeks to empower and educate parishioners and address questions about palliative care, dying, death, suffering and bereavement. Each module includes Catholic moral and pastoral theology and medical expertise through video presentations.
The goal is to for this workshop to be presented in every parish community across Canada! Interested parishes, CWL and Knights of Columbus councils or anyone interested is invited to please contact our Diocesan Coordinator of Hospital Chaplaincy Jacqueline Saretsky at email@example.com or (306) 659-5839. For more information about this program and the vital information and support it provides for journeying through serious illness and at end-of-life, please see the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) website by clicking on the button below:
The Diocesan Sts. Benedict and Scholastica Formation Program
Accepting new Applications for 2023-24
The Diocesan Sts. Benedict and Scholastica Formation Program is now accepting applications for both men and women candidates for the year 2023-2024. This program aims to form young adult Catholics in pursuing holiness while living in the world. It consists of academic formation, which is provided through Saint Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan, in conjunction with spiritual, human, and pastoral formation provided through community living, prayer, and training in a house of formation. This program may be a period of vocation preparation and discernment and preparation for priesthood, religious life, or any form of lay vocation and ministry.
Saskatoon Alliance for Life Annual General Meeting
THIS Tuesday, June 27
The Saskatoon Alliance for Life AGM (Annual General Meeting) will be held THIS Tuesday, June 27 at 7 pm at St. Joseph Rectory, 535 8th St. E, (the building to the west of the church).
All are invited to come with input, ideas and talent! Alliance for Life is an educational organization that offers a Resource Centre of Pro-Life materials. Find more information about Alliance for Life by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the button below:
Tragically, the violent war in Ukraine rages on and many of our Ukrainian brothers and sisters are leaving their beloved homeland to find safety for themselves and their families here in Canada. Are you interested in finding ways to help those who are fleeing to Canada from war-torn Ukraine? They continue to need our help!
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan was established in 1972 and is the provincial council of the national UCC. The UCC represents and serves nearly 150 cultural and other Ukrainians grassroots organizations throughout the province. UCC Saskatchewan has also been engaged with the settlement of Ukrainians and other newcomers for well over 15 years. To receive updates and/or find out about a range of ways to help, please visit the UCC website by clicking on the button below:
Supplies Needed for Summer Camps for Newcomer and Refugee Children
Saskatoon Open Door Society
TheSaskatoon Open Door Society is a non-profit organization that welcomes and assists refugees and immigrants to become informed and effective participants in Canadian society.
Throughout July and August, Open Door Society’s “Settlement Support Worker in Schools” (SSWIS) program is facilitating summer camps for newcomer children ages 6 to 18 years and is seeking donations of arts and crafts supplies and sports equipment for the camps.
Holy Rosary Shrine Pilgrimage Walk will be held Saturday, July 8 from St. Peter Church in Unity, SK, to Holy Rosary Church and Shrine Site at Reward, SK. Join us for one mile, 10 miles, or 20 miles. To sign up or sponsor someone else’s mile, please contact Sheila Grant at (306) 228-7863 or Matthew Witzaney at: email@example.com. Proceeds raised by walking participants will go towards completing the restoration of the historic Holy Rosary Church at Reward.
Reward Pilgrimage will be held Sunday, July 9 at Holy Rosary Church and Shrine, located three km south of the hamlet of Reward, SK, beginning at 2 pm with Eucharistic adoration and confessions, followed by outdoor Mass with Bishop Mark Hagemoen presiding at 4 pm. Children are welcome to bring baskets and flowers to carry and spread during the procession. Parish banner representatives will also be in the Mass procession. A barbecue supper will follow - free-will offering.
Mount Carmel Pilgrimage will be held Sunday, July 16 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, located 5.2 km north of Carmel, SK, beginning at 9:30 am with Marian hymns, rosary and confessions, with outdoor Mass at 10:45 am with Bishop Mark Hagemoen presiding, blessing of the fields and blessing of the sick, followed by lunch (concession available) and time with the Blessed Sacrament, and Stations of the Cross (in groups).
St. Laurent Pilgrimage events will be held July 15-16 at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and pilgrimage site, located 12 km east of Duck Lake on grid road or take the road from the statue landmark on Hwy 11. Leading up to the pilgrimage, from July 6 to July 14, daily Mass and novena prayers will be celebrated at the historic shrine, weekdays at 7 pm and Sunday at 4 pm. The pilgrimage schedule for Saturday, July 15 begins with events at the Grotto: 3 pm prayer and Eucharistic adoration; 5 pm guest speaker Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR; 6 pm personal time, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - examination of conscience/priests available for confessions; 7:00 - 7:30 pm - Rosary/Marian devotion; 8 pm -Mass with Bishop Stephpen Hero; 9:30 pm torchlight procession to the cross on the hill, followed by adoration in the Log Church. The pilgrimage schedule for Sunday, July 16 includes Mass in Cree with Bishop Stephen Hero and Deacon Harry Lafond at 9 am (Imihew Aski Prayer Meadow at the old Pieta site); Mass in Fench with Bishop Emeritus Albert Thévenotat at 9:30 am (Grotto); Mass at 11 am with Bishop Stephen Hero (Grotto); guest speaker Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, at 1 pm followed by 2 pm - anointing of the sick and at 3 pm - The Way of the Cross. Events will also be held at St. Laurent pilgrimage site on Tuesday,August 15, including 7:30 pm Mass with candlelight procession. For more information, please see the website at: www.padiocese.ca/st-laurent-shrine or phone (306) 467-2057, or (306) 467-2047.
Rama Pilgrimage will be held August 14-15 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, located at St. Anthony Church, 104 - 1st St N, Rama, SK, beginning at 3 pm on Mon. August 14 (Mass at 8 pm with Archbishop Donald Bolen) and continuing from 8:30 am - noon on Tuesday, August 15 with Mass in Polish, Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite and Mass in English with anointing of the sick, etc. Find more information about the Rama pilgrimage at www.Ramashrine.ca.
St. Philomena Walking Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Regina, will be happening again this year on Aug. 11-14. We start on Fri. August 11 in Yorkton and finish on Mon. August 14 at Rama (where an annual pilgrimage is held on Aug. 14-15). St. Philomena Walking Pilgrimage is a guided pilgrimage with rest stops, meals, support vehicles, and a trailer carrying tents and sleeping gear to each overnight stop. Pilgrims are invited to join us for all or part of the walk. For more information, please see the website at www.stphilomena.ca or phone (306) 728-5525.
SUMMER PILGRIMAGE INFORMATION - TheLINK to Summer Pilgrimages 2023 (PDF) summary can be found by clicking on the button below:
Camp Compassion: A Day Camp for Kids at Queen’s House
Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Friday, Aug. 11
Camp Compassion: A Day Camp for Kids at Queen’s Housewill be held for four consecutive days on Tues. Aug. 8 - Fri. Aug. 11, from 9 am to 4 pm each day. Families are encouraged to sign their kids up for Camp Compassion, a four-day summer camp where kids will explore what it means to have compassion for others, ourselves, and the world. These themes will be explored through music, play, art, and friendship. Lunch and snacks will be provided. This day camp is open to kids in Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre is excited to be offering our beautiful facility, grounds, and qualified staff in offering this camp for children, in partnership with the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and several Saskatoon churches. The theme of compassion will flow in the program from Psalm 104, a psalm which exults God as the Creator and Provider of all good things. The camp is limited to 45 kids, so register soon on our website to secure your spot(s) for your kids, by clicking on the button below:
Grow Hope Saskatchewan will hold a 2023 Field Day in conjunction with the Bruno Cherry Festival on Sunday, Aug. 13. There will be a booth set up to celebrate the growing season and provide opportunities to learn more about the work being done by abroad. In addition, there will be an opportunity to meet one of the Grow Hope farming families in the Bruno area and tour acres of land donated to help feed those in need around the world. Join the fun of the Bruno Cherry Festival in Bruno, SK., and witness the solidarity of Grow Hope farmers, staff, volunteers, and donors teaming up to help raise money to feed hungry people in the Global South and to improve long-term food security. Grow Hope invites participation through sponsorship of a partial acre, a full acre or multiple acres, to cover the input costs of $350/acre. There is a potential to reap proceeds of up to $500 from the sale of the Grow Hope crops grown by participating farm families (this in turn has been matched 4:1 through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s partnership with Global Affairs Canada). For more information or to donate, click on the button below, or contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre welcomes you!
Queen’s House offers a wealth of interesting, inspiring and faith-building programming and retreats, combining in-person and online events using Zoom. For more information on what is being offered now and in the future, please check out their contact information and website below.
As you continue with your Spring cleaning, or perhaps you are down-sizing, 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. All are welcome to join us.
Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon
Next Monthly Mass - Sun. July 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, July 16, at 5:00 pm. Future Mass dates are August 20, September 17. and October 15.
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, June 24 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
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