Our Weekly Parish Newsletter for Sunday, April 2 - Palm Sunday
"A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
(Matthew 21. 1-11)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, April 2
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”.
Who/What is the “god” we are invited/challenged to believe in? To follow as one of His disciples?
He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman.
He worked in a carpenter shop and was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book; he never held an office.
He did none of the things one usually associates with greatness.
Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today He is the central figure of the human race.
All the armies that have ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed,
All the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of humankind on this earth as much as that one solitary life,
At our celebration of the liturgy this Holy Thursday, St. John, in his gospel challenges us to “receive Communion” in a different way, in addition to the usual way of receiving the “host” at communion time. He describes the “act of communion” as a gesture/experience of SERVICE.
That evening, (known to us as the Last Supper), when Jesus met with his followers in the Upper Room, JESUS did the unthinkable. He took off his outer garment (tunic), took a towel and basin of water and washed the disciples’ feet. This was a cultural gesture that was done ONLY by the slave in the house. The Master of the house would NEVER do that for others in the household – much less a stranger or “Samaritan”!
Jesus is telling us, challenging us that to be a “Eucharistic person” is to be a “servant” to one another. That is, to respond to each other in humility and a profound gesture of love and care. It means to get our hands dirty in loving service and care of others … anyone that God would place into our life, at any given time.
May the Peace of Christ be in our hearts as we actively participate in the many ways we are invited/challenged to literally “take care” (wash the feet/the hands) of those in need – the lonely, the poor, the hungry, the cold, the abandoned … our sisters and brothers in Christ.
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:
To the women of St. Philip Neri Parish: Mark your calendar: Friday-Saturday, May 5 - 6:
Through scripture, music, ritual and reflection, the Retreat Team invites you to reflect on how each “Season of Life” can be enriching, challenging and an opportunity to draw closer to God.
Please Note: There is a $100 registration fee, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Each Friday, after the Stations of the Cross, the money collected during our time together for soup and buns has been designated to cover extra costs for the Retreat Team. Pay what you are able; the Parish will supplement the remainder of the costs.
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.
We are indeed flipping the calendar over to April this weekend, and, in spite of the "coolish" morning temperatures, the afternoons have been quite lovely, the mercury is slowly rising, the sun is bright and melting is occuring everywhere ! We remain hopeful and faithful that we will soon be in the full throes of warm spring weather, as we continue to prepare for the celebration of Easter, and for students and teachers, that much-needed and much-appreciated Easter Break.
We are now entering Holy Week. This week always brings such a roller-coaster of emotions - from the upbeat celebration of Palm Sunday, to the solemnity and anxiousness of Holy Thursday, with the knowledge of what's to come, to the utter devastation and loss we feel as we listen to the Passion, and how our beloved Lord and Saviour was tortured and brutally nailed to a cross where he mercilessly hung until death. Finally, we are filled with the indescribable joy we celebrate as our Lord rises from the dead on Easter, when he conquers death, and in His resurrection, presents us with the gift of hope and salvation, and saves us from us from our sins! Alleluia! The anguish and the wait are definitely SO worth it!
Now, let's see what's coming up in our Parish and around our Diocese as we enter Holy Week and prepare for the Triduum and Easter:
The dates and times of the Triduum/Easter Services coming up during Holy Week remain below for your reference.
Just a heads-up that the Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday (April 7) and Easter Monday (April 10).
Speaking of Easter, a variety of potted flowering plants will be needed for our upcoming Easter celebrations! Please see directly below for more details. Thanks for your help with this!
SAVE THE DATE! It's time to celebrate Spring and each other! St. Philip Neri Parish is hosting a Parish Steak Night Fundraiser on Sunday, April 10, over at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill. Come on out for an evening of food and fellowship, and fun with a 50/50 draw, raffle, silent auction and more! Please check out all the details below and get your tickets soon, available starting this weekend!
SAVE THIS DATE TOO! Calling all St. Philip Neri Parish women! We have an awesome Parish Women's Retreat coming up the first weekend in May, on May 5 & 6, based on tthe theme "The Seasons of our Lives". Scroll down for all the details below - and be sure to get registered for this fantastic opportunity, by Sat. April 15!
There are some Parish Committees that could use a few more volunteers to help them continue and grow the great work they are doing within our Parish. Please see below for where/how you might be able to serve your fellow parishioners.
THIS weekend, April 1/2, after both weekend Masses, is TimBit Time in the Welcome Area, brought to us by our Knights of Columbus! Be sure to stop by and enjoy some TimBits and juice with your fellow parishioners. More details are below.
We have a Ukrainian family of three looking for accomodations. Please see below for all the details to see if you might be able to help.
Our St. Philip Neri TRC Committeeis encouraging everyone to attend an upcoming event over at St. Mary Parish called "Encounter: Continuing the Walk". Please scroll down below for all the details.
For the month of APRIL, we will be collectingcoffee, tea, and whole grain pasta for the Friendship Inn. Thank you for continuing to fill our bin for them! More details are below.
The Bereavement Support gatherings will be on hold until Tues. April 25. Please see more details below.
The Golden Age Card Players will be meeting for another afternoon of fun THIS Wednesday, April 5. More details are below.
Please note: There are three upcoming Triduum Special Collections coming up next weekend, for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.Extra SpecialCollection may be found at the entrance of the church. Cheques may be made payable to St. Philip Neri Parish, with the particular Special Collection on the memo line. Thank you for being generous during Holy Week and the Triduum.
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! A Palm Sunday celebration - with a twist!
Here is a new Diocesan announcement for you. Bishop Mark is sending us Holy Week and Easter greetings by letter and video. The link to both will be available at the beginning of Holy Week, and is available for you down below.
The Diocesan-wide Chrism Mass is coming up on Tues. April 4 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Learn more about this very special Mass, as well as more about the three oils that the Catholic Church uses for various anointings, by scrolling down below.
Development and Peace continues their great work through Share Lent 2023. Please see more information below for Week 6.
A final reminder about Lenten 40, that is happening THIS Saturday, April 1! To find out more about this special run/walk Lenten event, please scroll down below. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Another final reminder that the Diocesan Office of Restorative Ministry is looking for monetary donations to purchase chocolate Easter bunnies for those in prison. Please see all the details below.
Don't forget that the Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross will be held on Good Friday, April 7. Please check out all the details - like where and when the event begins and ends - down below.
NOTE: The final "Uniting in Silence" session that was scheduled for this Sat. April 1 at St. Mary's Parish Hall has been CANCELLED.
A reminder that as you dive into your spring cleaning, the CWL Clothing Depot is ready to receive certain house-hold items and clothing items that you are ready to part with. Please scroll down for more details.
Have a great weekend, and week ahead, everyone! A special shout-out and congratulations to the Holy Cross Crusaders Senior Boys Basketball team - who went undefeated throughout their ENTIRE season, including an exciting win in the recent Provincial Championship final game! This is an amazing accomplishment! Way to go, boys, and congrats to your dedicated coaches as well. You have made us proud! Enjoy the sunshine, everyone, the warmer temperatures ARE arriving day by day, and may your Holy Week be prayerful and impactful. Talk to you next week!
Holy Week Blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
For Mon. April 3 - Sun. April 9
Mon. April 3
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
5:00 pm ~ Final Alpha Meeting
6:00 pm ~ 10:00 pm ~ Weekly Adoration
Tues. April 4
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
1:00 pm ~ Bereavement Support Gatheirng - POSTPONED
Wed. April 5
8:30 pm ~ Morning Mass & coffee
1:00 pm ~ Golden Age Card Players
Thurs. April 6
7 pm ~ Holy Thursday Mass
Fri. April 7 - Parish Office CLOSED
1:30 pm ~ Good Friday Service
4:00 pm ~ Good Friday Service
Sat. Apr. 8
8:00 pm ~ EASTER VIGIL & celebration in Welcome Area to follow
Sun. Apr. 9
10:00 am ~ EASTER Mass
St. Philip Neri Triduum Services
April 6 - 9
Holy Thursday (Apr. 6) - 7:00 pm
Good Friday (Apr. 7) - 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm
Easter Vigil (Apr. 8) - 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday (Apr. 9) - 10:00 am
Parish Office Closed
Good Friday and Easter Monday
Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 7 and Easter Monday, April 10.
In Need of Easter Flowers
The Art and Environment Committee will be looking for donations of a variety of potted flowering plants, such as Easter lilies, hydrangeas and mums, of any colour, to help make our church look especially beautiful for our upcoming Easter celebrations! You may drop off your donated plants any time during office hours during Holy Week, up until Holy Thursday, April 6, at 4:30 pm. Thanks so much for your fragrant Easter generosity!
Parish Steak Night Fundraiser & Community Builder!
Sunday, April 30
It's been a long winter and as we finally come out of hibernation, it's time to get together and re-connect with your fellow parishioners! Come on out and visit over a nice supper out and help continue to build up our Parish Community!
St. Philip Neri is hosting a Parish Steak/Chicken Night Fundraiser on Sunday, April 30, at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, located at 2605 Broadway Ave. (in the Avalon Shopping Centre). Doors open at 4:30 pm for Happy Hour, and supper will be served at 5:30 pm. You will have your choice of steak or chicken, 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 in the Welcome Area (excluding the Triduum weekend) or from the Parish Office, with all proceeds going to St. Philip Neri Parish. Cash or cheques gratefully accepted. For more information, please call Marisa at (306) 381-5888. We hope to see you all there for a long over-due evening of food, fellowship and fun!
Parish Women's Retreat - The Seasons of Our Lives
Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6
All the women of St. Philip Neri Parish are invited to participate in this beautiful Retreat, using the seasons in nature as a metaphor for our lives. "Each season speaks to our hearts and life experience when we pay attention and listen attentively. Through scripture, music, ritual and reflection, the retreat team will invite us to notice how each season can enrich us, challenge us, and draw us closer to God."
Come join other women in our Parish, on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm (both days), here at the church, for new inspiration, perspectives and encouragement! The Retreat cost is $100, 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 RSVP bySaturday, April 15, by calling (306) 343-0325 or dropping by the Parish Office to register. Please consider joining us for this rare, impactful opportunity to learn, share and grow together as women, in all stages and seasons of life!
Revenue & Expenses
Wages & Benefits
Light & Water
Parish Committees in Need of Your Time & Talent!
There are some committees in our Parish that are in need of a little help so that they can continue to provide wonderful, valuable support, in a variety of ways, to their fellow parishioners.
The five committees looking for some volunteers to serve are:
What type of support do these committees provide? Check out the colourful "Sign-Up Board" in the Welcome Area for more details in order to learn more, and to sign up now, to share your "time and talent", to be Jesus' hands and feet in service of your fellow parishioners. We can all do something to make someone else's day a little brighter - why not you?
Liturgical Ministries: The schedule for the Triduum has been emailed out. The
weekend schedule for mid-April to the end of May will be available soon. God
bless all of those who give so generously of their time and talent to serve at
the Masses. Special Note: If you would be interested in keeping watch in the chapel by the Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday from 9-9:30 am or 9:30-10
pm, please contact Shirley as soon as possible.
Sacrament of Baptism: The next dates for the celebration of Baptism is Sunday June 4. Pre-registration is necessary.
Sacrament of First Communion: The first preparation session is completed and the following preparation dates are April 16, 23, and 30. All sessions are immediately after Mass in the church. Pre-registration is necessary to ensure enough materials are available for each person. The celebration of First Communion is on Sunday, May 7, at the 10 am Mass.
Sad News:Sister Theresa (Terry) Scissons, a member
of the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion, has passed away. We keep her and all of
her Sisters in Christ and her family in prayer. Easter can be a sad time for
those whose first Easter is without a loved one and so we keep in prayer for all who suffer
a loss at this time.
Easter News: Those who
would to like to have their Easter bread blessed should please bring their
bread to the Easter Vigil or on Easter Sunday to be blessed. Please be sure to
take it home with you after Mass so the Easter Bunny does not get into it!
TimBits Time THIS Weekend!
Our next fellowship/treat time after the weekend Masses will be TimBit Time, THIS weekend, April 1/2, the first weekend of the month. Be sure to stop in the Welcome Area after both Masses to enjoy some yummy Timbits (supplied by the 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:
April 1/2 - Timbits Time (K of C)
April 15/16 - Cookie Time
May 6/7 - Timbits Time (K of C)
May 20/21 - Cookie Time
Note: The cookies are supplied by parishioners and may be home-made or store-bought. We aren't fussy when it comes to cookies - we just really appreciate your participation and delicious cookie contributions! We also ask that you bring your cookies on a paper plate so that it can be recycled. Thanks!
A Ukrainian woman with two children (a seven-year old and five-year old) are in need of accommodations - preferably a two-bedroom suite or apartment, as soon as possible, as they have already arrived here in Saskatoon.
For more information, please contact Sheila Flory at (306) 931-8053. Thank you.
Encounter: "Continuing the Walk"
Saturday, April 22
Here is an important upcoming event that our St. Philip Neri TRC Committee is encouraging all parishioners to attend. It is called Encounter: "Continuing the Walk", which is a Diocesan TRC event being held on Sat. April 22, from 9 am to 3:30 pm, at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue O South.
Join us to hear the story of a Residential School Survivor, followed by an opportunity to explore Economic Reconciliation, driven by the TRC Calls to Action to see a broader economic inclusion – especially increased Indigenous employment – as an essential form of reconciliation.
To register, please click HERE. The cost is $30/person (includes lunch)
Anne Lafleur, Residential School Survivor
Becky Sasakamoose, Cultural Diversity & Race Relations Coordinator
MaryAnne Morrison, Diocesan Council for Truth and Reconciliation
KEYNOTE: Milton Tootoosis, BA, PAED (nêhiyaw-pwât - kîskîkomânâ), Co-founder and Chair of the Saskatchewan Indigenous Economic Development Network and Director for the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc.
APRIL Food Collection
For the Friendship Inn
Let's go St. Philip Neri! For thie month of APRIL, we are collecting coffee, tea and whole grain pasta for the Friendship Inn. The Donation Bin remains in the Welcome Area, just inside the front doors of the church, on the right. Let's keep filling it up!
In addition, there is always a need for other non-perishables. Please be sure to check "best before" dates. Thanks for your support!
St. Philip Neri Parish Bereavement Support
ON HOLD until Tues. April 25
Please know that there is support offered here at the Parish. If you would like a place to gather and talk with others who have lost
a loved one, please come out to our next gathering on Tuesday, April 25, from 1 to 3:00 pm, here in the church's Sunroom. We look
forward to walking with you in faith! No registration fee or sign up are required. Please just feel comfortable in coming to join us. For more information, please call Deb, our Parish Nurse, at the Parish.
Golden Age Card Players
THIS Wed. April 5
The Golden Age Group at St. Philip Neri meets regularly to play cards, every second Wedesday, from 1:30-4:00 pm in the Welcome Area.
Their next card-playing session will be THIS Wednesday, April 5. 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
Thursday, April 6: Holy Thursday (Needs of the Local Poor - The Bridge on 20th)
Friday, April 7: Good Friday (50% to Needs of the Church in the Holy Land and 50% to our St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee Fund)
Sunday, April 9: Easter 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 next full day Adoration will be on Thursday, April 13, from 9 am-6 pm.
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention
We pray as a Diocesan family that leaders of nations will work toward lasting peace and right relationship, and that all people in war-torn countries – especially children and the most vulnerable – will find help and protection.
Easter Messages from Bishop Mark
Bishop Mark Hagemoen is sending us Holy Week and Easter greetings by letter and video, that will be posted on the Diocesan website at the beginning of Holy Week. You may find them at: https://rcdos.ca, or by clicking on the button below:
Representatives from across the Diocese will gather with Bishop Mark Hagemoen for the annual Chrism Mass on Tues. April 4, at 7:00 pm, at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road. Everyone is welcome to join our Diocesan community for this important celebration at the start of Holy Week. The Diocesan Chrism Mass will also be live-streamed online at https://saskatoonmass.com.
During the Chrism Mass, the priests of the Diocese renew their commitment to priestly ministry. The Oil of the Sick, Oil of the Catechumens, and Sacred Chrism for use in the celebration of sacraments throughout the year are also blessed by Bishop Mark Hagemoen during the annual Chrism Mass:
Oil of Catechumens (OC): This oil, sometimes referred to as Oil ofSalvation, is used to anoint the catechumens (those who are to be baptized) in preparation for their initiation into the Church. The prayer accompanying this anointing expresses the desire that Christ strengthen the person being anointed. This oil is also used in celebration of the baptism of children. It is a sign of belonging - marking us as members of the Body of Christ.
Oil of the Sick (OS): This oil is used in the Anointing of the Sick. The prayer accompanying this anointing is: “Through this holy anointing, may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.” This oil is used to bring comfort and support to the sick in their infirmity and to pray for healing. The celebrating of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a ritual moment that makes visible and present to the sick and to the whole community who we are as Church - a community of healing and support.
Sacred Chrism (SC): This oil includes a sweet-smelling perfume or balsam, added during the blessing prayers at the Chrism Mass. Sacred Chrism is used at the celebration of baptism, confirmation, the ordination of priests and bishops, and for the dedication of churches and altars. Sacred Chrism is also used in the blessing of bells and sacred vessels. Anointing with this oil signifies abundance of grace and dedicated service to God. The word Christ means “anointed one,” so being anointed with oil is a sign of the special and strengthening presence of Christ, the Anointed One.
Development & Peace - Share Lent 2023
Week 6: March 26
Thank you for giving from the heart to Share Lent 2023!
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada thanks you for supporting the People and Planet First
campaign with your Share Lent donation. Your generosity will definitely help support our sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
If you have not had a chance to donate yet, there is still time to place your Share Lent envelope in the offertory or to donate online at devp.org/give or by clicking on the button below.
Thank you for continuing to pray for all those who are working to build a world of peace and justice.
Lenten 40 is a 40-kilometre run/walk along the river in Saskatoon, right before Holy Week, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, on Sat. April 1. Meditate on the suffering of Jesus and think of the Via Dolorosa (the path Jesus took on his way to the crucifixion, often translated as “the way of suffering).
Who is it for? Anyone who wants to step out of their comfort zone and go deeper this Lent. Whether you’re an avid runner or have never run before, this is about showing up and giving it all to God. Sign up as a team Team 40 (teams of 2 or teams of 4) or as a solo runner Solo 40k
Cost? Individual: $40/Team of 2: $80/Team of 4: $150 (not including registration fee).
Pray the Rosary on each of the four legs of the Lenten 40: Leg 1 – Joyful Mysteries/Leg 2 – Sorrowful Mysteries/Leg 3 – Luminous Mysteries/Leg 4 – Glorious Mysteries – check the website for more information – www.lenten40.com
Lenten 40 Schedule: Participants will have the opportunity to run the 40 kilometres solo or to register as a team. The race will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 1 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, and racers must be finished by 5:00 pm.
8:00 am - Racer check-in and package pickup at Holy Family Cathedral Hall. Please register prior to race day.
9:00 am - Start of Leg 1. Behind the Holy Family Cathedral.
5:00 pm - End of race and race cut-off time at Holy Family Cathedral.
5:15 pm - Celebration/awards.
Easter at the Prison
There is still time to help! The Diocesan Office of Restorative Ministry is seeking monetary donations to purchase chocolate Easter bunnies to distribute at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre as a way of sharing the power, love and joy of Christ’s Resurrection with those in prison, letting them know that they are not forgotten.
Please drop labelled donations into the Parish collection or send to the attention of Dianne Anderson at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, S7S 1H1, or donate online through the “Designated Ministry” form on the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation website, by clicking on the button below:
The downtown Outdoor Good Friday Way of the Cross in Saskatoon is back this year! On Good Friday, April 7, pilgrims will have the opportunity to pray and reflect on the scriptural way of the cross written by St. John Paul II, while walking through the streets of downtown Saskatoon. Reflections at each station will be shared by churches and local organizations.
The event begins at 10 am and runs until approximately 11:45 am. Pilgrims are asked to gather in front of the King's Bench Courthouse at 520 Spadina Cres. E., ten minutes prior to start time. For more information, contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841 or email@example.com
Uniting in Silence
Final April 1 session CANCELLED
The final "Uniting in Silence" session on Saturday, April 1 at St. Mary Parish Hall has been cancelled. For more information, please call St. Mary Parish at (306) 244-2983.
From Mourning to Dawn
Starting Wed. March 29
From Mourning to Dawn is a Diocesan grief support program for widows and widowers. This eight-week journey of transformation and healing offers support and encouragement for bereaved spouses, led by those who have also experienced this loss. It is open to participants who have been widows or widowers from between two months to two years.
From Mourning to Dawn will be held on Mondays, starting on March 27, from 3:30-5:30 pm, at Cathedral of the Holy Family 123 Nelson Drive, and also be offered on Wednesdays, beginning on March 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm, at St. Anne Parish, 217 Lenore Drive. The cost is $35.
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!
Ignite 2023 Catholic Summer Camp Registration is now open. Please note: there are only 105 spots per week of Ignite Sk, offered by FacetoFace Ministries. Spots will be filled in the order registrations are received. Week 1 is already sold out! Camps still available are:
Ignite SK Week 2 (held at St. Therese Institute, Bruno, SK) – Aug. 13-18
Ignite Junior SK (held at Holy Family Cathedral, Saskatoon) – Aug. 27-29 (day camp)
Take time away to refresh your soul and spend time with new friends. All women are invited to a monthly Holy Hour followed by refreshments and fellowship, held at 7 pm on the first Thursday of every monthat Holy Spirit Parish. The evening includes adoration, a short Gospel reflection led by Fr. Joseph Salihu, quiet prayer, benediction, and rosary. It's not too late to join in on this inspirational opportunity!
Delicious Monthly Pancake Breakfasts
St. Joseph's Hall on Broadway
Everyone is welcome to join the K of C Chapter #11429 - San Lorenzo Ruiz - for their delicious monthly Sunday morning pancake breakfasts, held in St. Joseph's Parish Hall, on Broadway Ave. & 8th Street. These yummy breakfasts will be served on Sundays, from 10 am to 1 pm, on the following dates:
April 23 and May 28
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-15 years. Breakfasts consists of pancakes (with syrup or whipped cream & berries!), sausages, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee and juice. Come on over and join us! Everyone is welcome!
Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon
Next Monthly Mass - Sun. April 16
The Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon gathers on the third Sunday of every month to celebrate Mass at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cr. E., with the next celebration to be held THIS Sunday, April 16, at 5:00 pm. Future Mass dates are May 21, and June 18.
The Filipino Catholic community also holds a weekly Novena in English every Friday at 5:30 pm, at St. Paul Co-Cathedral. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to receive the Diocesan Electronic Newsletter, which is different from the Diocesan Bulletin, as well as other information from the Diocese, please send your email address directly to Melissa Anaetoh at the Catholic Foundation Office, at: 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 1 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
Saturday, April 8 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
St. Philip Neri Facebook Page
are invited to check out our Facebook page, St. Philip Neri Parish. There can
be informational, prayerful, humorous notes that you might be interested in! Check it out today, by clicking on the button below: