Our Weekly Newsletter for Oct. 23/22 The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time World Mission Sunday
On this World Mission Sunday, we remember Jesus' call to go into the world and proclaim the Gospel and be witnesses. We ask God's blessing that, through self-giving and witnessing to the Good News, all of the baptized will proclaim Jesus to all nations and people. (Prayer adapted from Pontifical Mission Societies website)
"You will be my witnesses!" The primary purpose of World Mission Sunday is to unite Catholics all over the world in prayer and support of the missions. You may find more information at: https://www.missionsocieties.c...
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, Oct. 16
My dear St. Philip Neri Parishioners,
May we heed the words of St. Paul who invites us, cajoles us, even commands us:“I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” … living “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.”(Ephesians 4:1-6)
Jesus said: “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20)
Each Sunday, each time we gather for prayer, we are assured of Jesus’ presence. Each gathering, each experience, is an opportunity to hear and see the power and significance of “word” and “symbol”. We hear God’s voice in the readings and respond to “The Word of the Lord” … “Thanks be to God”. We taste and eat of the Lord himself in the bread and wine. Even though we may recite the words of the Centurion: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof (that is, to come into my heart), but only say the WORD and my soul shall be healed. We believe that something transformative will happen when we hear Jesus say: “Take this all of you; this is my body … this is my blood … and you will have eternal life!”
When we participate in and through the Word and Symbol”, our faith life and spiritual life is nourished and bolstered – so that we can “live the fullness of life”. (John 10:10)
So … when we gather at the table (the altar), we bring our time and treasure and talents:
Our time, when we actually “take the time” to be together, to meet and greet and experience each other in person.
Our treasure, when we share in generosity our material goods (our money), so that the Parish Family can continue each week to function and operate as a service to the many needs of the Parish – visit the sick and isolated with the Eucharist, to anoint and bless the infirm and hurting. NOTE: Our “collection” then becomes another way we can make the love and generosity of God real and present. So then when we offer and bless our treasures (the collection), we give thanks to God and to each other for the on-going support and presence to each other … Blessed be God forever!
Our talents are shared in the presence of the Priest Celebrant, the music ministry, the ushers and readers, the altar servers, the Eucharistic ministers, and the many other ways that we serve and extend hospitality to each other.
Of course, the highlight of the gathering (our family time) is when we can encounter the greatest gift of God himself in the Eucharistic bread and wine. When we hear the words: “Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation, you have given us this bread and wine – it will become the bread of life; it will become our spiritual drink … Do this to re-member me! Blessed be God forever!
What a gift we can enjoy when we meet as a faith family. The Eucharist then is our regular opportunity to give THANKS for our many blessings of time and treasure and talents. Hopefully, that is what we see and understand when we give thanks – and ask God’s blessings – on the collection (OUR treasure to each other) and the bread and wine (GOD’S treasure to all of us). So … the next time we hear the words: “You are indeed Holy, O Lord, the fount and source of all holiness. Make holy these gifts by sending down your Spirit, so that “they” - (we the people, and the bread and wine) – may become for us the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ”.
When we say AMEN to the Body of Christ, we also say AMEN to each other. Then, we too BECOME the Body of Christ, a blessing and nourishment to each other.
To carry IN the Cross at the beginning of Mass, we recall the many ways we struggle to endure the burdens of life. But we also realize that we are called to help each other “carry the cross”. When we again carry the cross OUT at the end of Mass, may we sense the lightening of the burdens and brokenness and disfunctions within our personal and family life. We too become Jesus the Healer, Jesus the Forgiver -- to the world that needs healing and forgiveness, love and peace. So… Wherever you go, go with God … Whenever you go, go make a difference.
Something from the Parish:
When I (Fr. Mike) ask each of you to embrace the “Ministry of Presence”, I am simply inviting you to “be present” to each other when we gather for prayer and/or social gatherings. We can only become FAMILY when we get to know each other and enjoy each other by name. Since most of the Covid restrictions have been lifted, we have offered different opportunities and occasions to meet as family.
FREEDOM FRIDAYS have been a delightful and spontaneous opportunity to gather – with food and drinks, desserts, and good company. Hanook, our custodian, has graced us with his BBQ skills and tasty hamburgers and hotdogs. We enjoy the “freedom” to gather, to meet and greet, to celebrate each other. PLEASE NOTE: To accommodate those of you who work later in the afternoon, we have shifted our Freedom Friday gathering time a half hour later, to 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Come … relax … enjoy!
POTLUCK SUPPER: Next Saturday, October 29th, we again invite you to meet and enjoy a potluck supper – after the 5 pm Mass. Bring your favorite family dish – enough for yourself and 3-4 guests. Your “guest” is another parishioner and/or family of the parish. PLEASE NOTE: If you are a regular participant of the 10 am Sunday Mass but want to take the opportunity to meet parishioners of the 5 pm Saturday Mass – bring your favorite dish, to share food and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!
It is again a response to Jesus’ prayer: “that they may all be ONE, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you; may they also be ONE in us”. (John 17:21)
We will continue to organize future occasions to “Joyfully gather and build the Parish Family of St. Philip Neri”.
For the “athletes” in your family: Fr. Mike has two rowing machines that are looking for a new home. The cost: Three Hail Mary’s and a healthy Tim Horton’s gift card. See Fr. Mike for further details. First come, first served ... you have a choice.
If you wish to continue to donate to the “food needs” of Pope John Paul II School, please respond in the following way:
If your donation is by cash, put your cash in a plain envelope addressed to: Pope John Paul II School Food Program, and put your envelope into the Sunday collection basket.
If your donation is by cheque and you want a tax receipt, address the cheque payable to: GSCS Foundation and in the Memo Line:Pope John Paul II School Food Program.
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
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.
October is flying by and in just over a week from now we will be flipping the calendar over to November! That just can't be right - although I did here some ugly rumours about southern SK getting a big dump of snow this Saturday night, and us maybe getting a little on Monday! I am NOT ready for the white stuff! And it is looking like we have single digit highs coming this week as well, which means scraping windshields, pulling out the winter clothing, and locating the snow shovels and extension cords. Sigh. I am so very grateful for the amazingly mild fall we've been enjoying but, as we all know, winter doesn't ever seem to forget about us here in SK. Oh well, variety is the spice of life, right?!
Now, let's see what I've got that's new for you this week and what remains below for you as reminders:
Our Refugee Committee was at the airport a few days ago to welcome some special newcomers! Check just below to read about this amazing story of patience, courage and strength!
You know Christmas can't be too far away when we get news of the Refugee Committee's Poinsettia Sale! Read all the details below and get your order in to Sheila asap!
In each Newsletter, we will be posting what the Monthly Food Collection items are for each month for the Friendship Inn and the Food Bank, just like we used to do in our old paper bulletins. Check out this new/old feature below!
Here's a yummy one! NEXT Saturday, October 29, after the 5 pm Mass, we will be having a Potluck Supper in the Welcome Area for ALL parishioners! Read all about it below!
Our new "Catechesis of the Good Shepherd" Children's Program is looking for someone with some woodworking skills to help them out with building a few items. To see if you might fit the bill, scroll down below.
Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his Ordination THIS Saturday, October 22, beginning with Mass at 7:30 pm. Please see all the details below.
The Truth and Reconciliation Committee is resuming their Discussion Group meetings, with the next one being held on Wed. Oct. 26. Please scroll down below for the details.
Time is running out for you to sign up to get your pictures taken for the St. Philip Neri Parish Pictorial Directory! A reminder to please book your spot if you haven't done so already, so that you/your family can be included in our "Family Album"! The details and the booking link remain below.
Our Refugee Committee is once again asking for donations of furniture, kitchen and household items in preparation for the arrival of future refugee families. Please see all the details below.
The new Sunday Missals for 2022-23 have arrived and are now on sale in the Welcome Area for $5 - cash only, please.
Remember to take care of you BAA Donation as soon as you can - it's easy to forget when we have a lot going on - but your donation goes towards so many amazing and much-needed programs within our Diocese.
The next Bereavement Support gathering will be held THIS Tuesday, Oct. 25. Anyone can join at any time - we would love to have you. Please see more details below.
The Golden Age Card Players will be playing cards again on Wednesday, November 2. Check out the details below.
Here's a movie that hopefully many of us will be able to see! Mother Teresa: No Greater Love is a documentary film from the Knights of Columbus and will be showing in Saskatoon on Nov. 2 and 3. Please read all the details below and plan to attend! It sounds incredible!
As the weather gets colder, the CWL Clothing Depot is asking for donations of winter clothing and accessories, as well as blankets, comforters, and small household items as more refugees and newcomers are arriving here in Saskatoon. Please see more details below.
The K of C Chapter #11425 at St. Joseph's Parish would like to invite everyone to their delicious monthly pancake breakfasts, on one Sunday each month! There will be one THIS Sunday, Oct. 23! Check out all the dates, and other details, below.
Prairie Knights Inc., a supporter of the Blackstrap Youth Camp, is holding a Steak Night Fundraiser on Sat. Oct. 29. To find out how to support this great cause, scroll down below!
Theology on Tap is BACK, in person! The first date is Thursday, October 27, at Louis' on the U of S campus. Please check below more details.
Str8UP is an amazing organization determined to help individuals escape a criminal street/gang lifestyle. They are having an awesome fundraiser called "Art for Change" down at the Ramai Art Gallery on October 27! See all the details below.
Finally, don't forget about Freedom Fridays!We have new people dropping in all the time. Come out and join us, at our NEW time, from 4:30- 6:30 pm! It's a great way to wind down the work week with some great food and wonderful conversation with fellow parishioners. Just bring some munchies, appies, or a simple dessert and meet us in the Welcome Area!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Hopefully we don't have to worry about any snow falling here in Saskatoon this weekend, but it might be time to rake up those remaining leaves and clean up the garden and flower beds, because it sounds like our turn could be just around the corner! Noooooo ...
Chillier Autumn Blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee Announcement!
This week, we were very pleased and excited to welcome Yvonne and her three grandchildren to Saskatoon! The three children lost both their parents in the fighting in the Congo and their grandmother was left alone to take care of them. Their co-sponsor at St Mary's Parish is the long-lost daughter, Kyala, of the grandmother, and therefore the aunt of the children. Our Parish has been assisting St Mary's Parish in sponsoring this family since 2018.
The reunion of Yvonne with her daughter, Kyala, was a very exciting, happy time and many thanks given to God that they finally arrived safely. In the photo below, we have Mary Nordick, Kyala, Yvonne and Sheila Flory. Congratulations and great job to our St. Philip Neri Refegee Committee for all your dedicated work to achieve this long-awaited family reunion!
Annual Poinsettia Sale!
St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee Fundraiser
The St Philip Neri Refugee Committee is having our annual poinsettia plant sale as a fundraiser to support our ongoing refugee settlement work. The plants are in 6.5" pots, and they come in four colors (red, white, ice crystal, and red glitter). Plants are 12-16” high and 10-12” in diameter. The price is $25/plant or, if you order 5 or more plants, they are $20/plant. You must pre-order the plants by emailing Sheila Flory, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (306) 931-8053, before 4 pm, on Tuesday, Nov 22. Poinsettia plants will be available for pick-up at St. Philip Neri Parish between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday Dec. 3 (please specify a half-hour time slot or one will be assigned to you). Note: If the supplier runs out of a colour, red will be substituted.
October Food Collection
For the Friendship Inn
In our old paper bulletins, we used to remind parishioners of specific foods that the Food Bank and Friendship Inn were collecting each month. A wise parishioner suggested we go back to posting these requests in our Newsletter as reminders for folks, and we think it's a great idea!So, for theOctober Food Collection, we are collecting coffee, tea and peanut butter for the Friendship Inn. In addition, there is always a need for other non-perishables. There is a large bin in the Welcome Area to accommodate your donations. Thank you for your incredible generosity!
Parish Potluck Supper!
Saturday, October 29
Next Saturday, October 29, following the 5 pm Mass, ALL parishioners (from both weekend Masses) are welcome to join together in a good old potluck supper in the Welcome Area! As the weather gets chillier, we are all getting a little hungrier! Feel free to bring one of your favourite main dishes, a salad, a side dish or a dessert, for about 5-6 people. We know the fellowship will be as good as the food! Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this informal, fall gathering to catch up with old friends or make some new ones!
Looking for a Wood Worker
Could you share your woodworking talents? The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Children's Program at St. Philip Neri Parish is looking for a wood worker to make wood stands for timelines and sacramental materials. If you are able to assist, please contact Cynthia Foster, at: email@example.com or call (306) 955-4854. Your anticipated assistance is greatly welcomed and appreciated!
September 2022 - Revenue and Expenses
Wages & Benefits:
Light & Water:
$ 4, 781.33
50th Anniversary Celebration!
THIS Saturday, October 22
Rolheiser, OMI, will be presiding at the Eucharist at 7:30 pm on Saturday
Oct. 22 at St. Philip Neri Parish, as he celebrates
his 50th Anniversary of Ordination. Anyone who would like to join him,
his family, and the Oblate community at this Eucharistic celebration is welcome
Truth and Reconciliation Committee
Discussion Group - Wed. Oct. 26
Please join us on Wednesday,
October 26, 7:00 pm in the church Welcome Area, for the first fall Truth and
Reconciliation Discussion Group. Our focus remains on education and
learning from one another, and on the foundation of hard truths, heartfelt
reflection, and respectful conversation that reconciliation depends upon. If
you joined us last year, we hope you can join us again as we build on
those discussions, but you need not have participated previously. Everyone is
welcome! Just bring your open heart. There are no suggested readings for this
inaugural meeting of the year. The next scheduled meetings will be on the
Wednesday evenings of November 9 and November 23. We will
once again draw on the book Listening to Indigenous Voices, produced by
the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice. Stay tuned for updates on the
availability of the book. We will also welcome Indigenous guest speakers and
host other activities as the year goes on.
St. Philip Neri Parish Pictorial Directory - DON'T FORGET to Book your appointment!
Photo Sittings: Nov. 14 - 23
Our appointment bookings are now well under way - thank you to all those who have gone on-line and grabbed their spots! It will be so great to have our new Directories, to help us acquaint ourselves with one another again and strengthen the bond of our faith community. Of course our "family album" is not complete without you, so we really want to have you/your family included! Remember -
everyone who has their picture taken will receive a FREE Parish Pictorial Directory to help you learn those names and faces of your fellow parishioners, AND, if you haven't had a professional family portrait taken in a long time, you will also have the opportunity to purchase additional family portraits at less than studio prices to share with family and friends!
The photo sitting dates are from Monday, Nov. 14 to Wednesday Nov. 23 any time between 1:30 - 8:30 pm on each of those days, with the exception of Saturday, Nov. 19, when the times are between 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, and NO BOOKINGS on Sunday, Nov. 20. You may book your spot, online, either through our Parish website, or by simply clicking on the link below and following a few simple instructions. Unless you do not have access to a computer, ALL bookings will be done on-line. For those folks who do not have access to a computer, please call Joan Robertson, at (306) 222-9914, or Bonnie Klimek, at (306) 230-2756, to book your appointment.
Thanks for your support and participation in this great project!
Are you downsizing or just doing some fall house-cleaning and de-cluttering? We have just the place for the items you no longer want or need. The Refugee Committee is once again asking for furniture, kitchen and other household items to replenish their stock as they prepare for the future arrival of more refugee families. Please call Denise Debrau, at (306) 291-1675 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a pick-up of your donated items. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of our refugee familiies!
We keep in our prayers ...
Ellie Prefontaine, who is being baptized this weekend here in our Parish, and her parents, Luc and Naomi. We warmly welcome Ellie to our Parish family!
Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, who will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his Ordination on Saturday Oct. 22.
On World Mission Sunday, Catholics everywhere who pray for and support financially, the important work of the spreading the Good News through missions located all over the world.
Parish Liturgical Ministries
Liturgical Ministries, Parish organizations and the Sacraments forms: These forms will now be organized and the next steps will be to share them with the main facilitators, schedule what is needed and plan for an active, supportive parish, spreading the joy of Christ. Thank you for your patience as this will take a bit of time. For additional information, please contact Shirley Hyshka, Pastoral Associate, in the Parish Office.
Children's Liturgy: We really need two or more adults to help out with leading the Children's Liturgy during the Sunday Masses. Please contact Shirley as soon as possible if you are interested. If we are not able to get enough leaders, we will not be able to offer this service to your young families every weekend.
Sacrament of First Reconciliation: The last class is on Sunday, October 30 in the church right after Mass. Thank you to all those who have registered! Parents and child should be attending the 10 am Mass just before the classes. Families will celebrate this Sacrament before Mass on Saturday, Nov. 5, and on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Please note: The preparation for First Communion is in Spring 2023.
Sacrament of Confirmation: The preparation and celebration of this Sacrament has not been moved to the Grade 6 level. There may be some youth who missed the preparation and celebration of this Sacrament. More information will be available in the early months of 2023.
Sacrament of Baptism: Congratulations to Luc and Naomi Prefontaine on the Baptism of their daughter, Ellie, this weekend. We look forward to walking with them and their family in their journey of faith. The next date for the celebration of Baptism is Sunday, November 20. Pre-registration is necessary.
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. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Catholic, please contact Cindy Lewans at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Sunday Missals 2022-23: The new Missals are now available in the Welcome Area. Cost is $5, and cash only, please.
All Souls' Day on Wed. November 2 - Everyone is invited to attend Mass on Wed. Nov. 2, at 7 pm. More information will be available soon.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2022
For October 23
- Have I been given the gifts - time or treasure or talent - to be the means by which God answers the needs of the poor?
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports many ministries and outreach programs that hears the cry of the poor and marginalized. Join together in “Serving Others” by supporting this year’s Appeal.
BAA packages that were not picked up here at our Parish were to be taken back to the Diocesan Office on Oct. 20 and will be mailed out on Oct. 24 from the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation Office.
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, October 25 from 1 to 3 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. If you wish to
contact us, please call Deb or Shirley at the Parish.
Golden Age Card Players
The Golden Age Group at St. Philip Neri is now back up and running with their card-playing afternoons, every second Wedesday, from 1:30 - 4:00 pm in the Welcome Area! Their next session will be on Wednesday, November 2, and the cost is $2 per day. They happily welcome any new players to join them for some fun, friendly competition! Mark you calendar with the future dates: November 30, and December 14 and 28. For more information, please call the president, Sylvia Godbout, at (306) 374-9085.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Monday evening (except for long weekends), from 6 pm to 10 pm, and also every second Thursday of the month, from 9 am to 6 pm, people are invited to pray with the Blessed Sacrament in the main area of the church.
The upcoming Adoration schedule:
Monday evenings, Oct. 24 & 31 from 6 pm-10 pm)
The next full day Adoration will be on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9 am - 6 pm.
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Mother Teresa: No Greater Love
November 2 and 3
Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, is the newest documentary film from the Knights of Columbus, released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death. The film will premiere in Saskatoon theatres on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, at 7 pm, at Landmark Cinemas, 157 Gibson Bend. The Knights will allocate all of the revenue it receives from ticket sales to charitable purposes and efforts that advance the legacy of Mother Teresa. Filmed on five continents and featuring unprecedented access to both institutional archives and the apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity, this film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to serve Christ in the poor continues to be realized through the Missionaries of Charity today. Find more information at: https://www.motherteresamovie.com/
With the change in temperatures and the city landscape, please remember the needs of the CWL Clothing Depot. With the arrival of refugees and newcomers from warmer countries, as well as the ongoing needs of our own local residents, there is a high demand for winter clothing. There is also a need for new or gently-used cutlery, pots and pans, kettles, small appliances, blankets, comforters, etc. The Clothing Depot continues to depend on donations, which may be dropped off Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm at the Depot, located at 619-20th Street West.
Volunteers are also needed to work on the sales floor during store hours. This is a three-hour commitment, from 12 noon to 3 pm, Tuesday to Friday and from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday. New and returning volunteers are most welcome. Call Bea at (306) 242-5042 to volunteer.
Priest, Prophet, King - PPK Men's Night
Wednesday, November 16
Prieist, Prophet, King - PPK Men's Night will be held on the third Wednesday of the month at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. The schedule is Wednesdays: November 16, January 18, February 15, March 15, and May 17. Evenings begin at 7 pm with Adoration and Confession, followed by food, drinks, socializing and a talk starting at 8 pm.
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:
Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Jan. 22/23, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, April 23, and May 28.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-15 years. Breakfasts consists of pancakes (with syrup or whipped cream & berries!), sausages, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee and juice. Come on over and join us! Everyone is welcome!
Prairie Knights Inc.
Steak Night Fundraiser!
Prairie Knights Inc., supporter of the Blackstrap Youth Camp, will be holding a Steak Night Fundraiser, on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Sami’s Sunrise Grill, 418 47th Street. The cost is $30 per person, with Happy Hour starting at 4 pm and dinner at 5:30 pm. For tickets, please call or message: (306) 221-5893. We hope to see you there, in support of future Blackstrap Youth Camp experiences for our kids!
Theology on Tap - Save the Date!
Thursday, October 27
Theology on Tap is back, in person, for young adults 19-35 years of age! Mark your calendars for the first session of the year, on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7-9:00 pm, at Louis' on Campus. Guest speakers are research students, Yash Tendulkar and Jylienna Laundry, and STM Psychology Professor, Paulette Hunter, talking about Catholic social teaching. For more information, call Michael MacLean in Campus Ministry, at St. Thomas More College, at (306) 966-8931, or email: email@example.com.
Campaign Life Coalition SK
"40 Hours for Life"
The "40 Hours for Life" Campaign, an annual public, prayerful witness, will continue until Friday, October 28. This year's campaign
will be on the corner of Queen Street and 4th Avenue. There will be three one-hour
time slots from 9 am to noon on Mondays to Fridays. Signs are provided.
Please help advocate for the protection of human life within the womb during
this campaign. Come as often as you are able and the team captain for
each time slot will assist you with signage and literature. For more information contact Louis, at (306) 249-2764.
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation Inc. presents the annual "Schools Win Twice" fund-raising online lottery and 50-50 draw in support of Catholic schools in Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville, Biggar and Humboldt. This year’s grand prize is a family fun vacation package worth $10,000, with a number of other prizes also available! Every ticket sold makes a difference in local Catholic schools. Tickets are on sale from Oct. 5 to Nov. 17. Go to https://schoolswintwice.ca/ or click on the button below:
Lay Formation Alumni – Fall Gathering and Farewell
October 28 & 29
The Lay Formation Alumni Fall Gathering and Farewell is coming up to celebrate 35 years with joy, grieving our loss with peace, seeking new life with hope. The Fall Gathering and Farewell will be held Oct. 28 and 29 at Queen’s House of Retreats, 601 Taylor St.,beginning on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 pm with registration, followed by opening prayer and a panel at 7 pm, and then wine and cheese fellowship. On Saturday, Oct. 29, the day begins with prayer and smudging at 9 am, followed by presentation by Keynote Speaker, Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, and the AGM, concluding with Mass and a Farewell Banquet. Registration is $100, due in by Oct. 18 (late registration $150). There is also a Zoom option for Fr. Rolheiser's sessions, for $45. Online registration is atwww.queenshouse.org or call (306) 242-1916.
The Str8UP “Art for Change” Fundraiser will be held on October 27 at the Remai Art Gallery in Saskatoon. Str8UP’s mission is to help individuals escape the criminal street lifestyle to become positive members of our community. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Remai Art Gallery. The event will feature an art auction, with the art being provided by local professional artists as well as by some current members of Str8UP! It will be a fun event with music and food as well as the chance to buy some terrific local art. All proceeds will go to Str8UP’s outreach programs that help members address addictions, mental health, employment and homelessness. Tickets are $100 each, with tables of eight available. Tickets can be bought on the website www.eventbrite.com - search for “Art for Change" or by clicking on the button below:
Donate your recycling refund to Catholic TRC Healing Response
Please consider donating your recycling refund to Catholic TRC Healing Response. There are four "drop-and-go" recycling locations in Saskatoon where you are able to donate your returnable deposit proceeds to the Diocesan TRC fund:
350B-103rd St. East in Sutherland
2327 Faithful Ave.
2900 Jasper Ave.
2305-22nd St. West
Note: These locations will have a separate entrance for Drop and Go. Everything is a touch screen, and when it asks for your account, you can type in TRC or trc. You will enter the number of tags you need for your bags and stick them on before droping them off. Thank you for your kind contributions to the Catholic TRC Healing Response!
Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon
Next Monthly Mass - Sun. Nov. 20
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, October 16, at 5:00 pm. 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.
The final date for Sunday 5 pm Mass for 2022 at the Co-Cathedral will be: December 18.
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 your 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, October 22 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
Saturday, October 29 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
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