Our Weekly Newsletter for Feb. 5/23 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"You are the light of the world ... No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before human beings, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven."
(Matthew 5. 13-16)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, Feb. 5
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”.
Follow the example of the Lord, being firm and unchangeable in the faith. (St. Polycarp)
My will? … God’s will? … Who gets the nod?
My reflection this week is centred around the daughter of Karl Marx (a German philosopher, sociologist, economist, and notably a critic of the political economy). He is best known for his writing of “The Communist Manifesto” (Das Kapital) – and was a noted advocate for communism. Karl Marx described religion as the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heart-less world, and the soul of the soul-less condition. Religion is the opium of the people!”
This was the atmosphere and home-life of Karl Marx’s family. One of the daughters once confessed to a friend that she had never been brought up in any religion; it was not a topic of discussion in the family. However, she had told her friend, “The other day I came across a beautiful prayer – which I very much wish could come true!” What was the prayer? Slowly the young lady repeated in German, “Our Father, who art in heaven …”
Do we understand God as “our Father”, or merely a metaphor, … or as an opium to life? When we say, “Our Father, who is in heaven … your kingdom come, your will be done … on earth, as it is in heaven?” Do we really believe that our prayer to “our Father” can bring peace and healing? A brotherhood and sisterhood between all of us? And that we can make a difference in our heart-less and soul-less world? Our prayers are meant to “give life”, not to numb us as an opium would do. There was something in Karl Marx’s daughter’s heart, who, despite her family up-bringing, that she could imagine or dream that maybe by praying this prayer, it could actually “come true”.
So … as you pray this prayer this coming week, may we “give God the nod”, and believe that He truly cares what is happening in our life. “Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin, and safe from all distress, as we await the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.”
So … Wherever you go, go with God. Whenever you go, go make a difference.
Be the change you want to see in life! God knows you care!
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
Fr. Mike Dechant OMI
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children at risk and in fear that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus the Prince of Peace. Amen.
Well, we survived another cold snap last week and even though the groundhogs are saying we are in for six more weeks of winter, we are currently heading back into single digit temperatures once again! The week ahead looks fabulous - which means we can finally head back outside to enjoy the fresh air and winter sunshine - without freezing any faces, fingers or toes!
Now let's see what's new for you this week and what remains below as reminders:
A reminder that the 2022 Income Tax Receipts are now available for pick-up in the Welcome Area. Grab yours as soon as you can so we don't have to mail any out!
Income tax receipts from the Catholic Foundation will be mailed out in February. More details are below.
Could you use some new/used FREE spritual reading? Be sure to check out our Book Table this weekend and next in the Welcome Area. Help yourself! There is more information just below.
Don't forget about the K of C Family Skating Party happening this Sunday, Feb. 5, out back on the St. Philip School Rink! Join us for some fresh air, hot chocolate and hot dogs! The weather is supposed to be fantastic - a balmy -1C!!
We have an update on our Parish Pictorial Directory, as well as some "thanks" that we would like to share! Please look below for the details.
THIS Sunday, Feb. 5 is a "Special Collection" Sunday - this one is the annual collection for the Needs of the Canadian Church. Please check below for more details.
NEXT weekend, onFeb. 11 & 12, after both weekend Masses, our Knights of Columbus will be busy again, this time serving us up a delicious bowl of homemade "Soup and a Bun"! Please see the rest of the details below. The K of C are working hard to build up our Parish community by bringing us together for some fun and fellowship, so be sure to plan to stay after Mass to join us!
The Truth and Reconciliation Discussion Group will be meeting again on Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Welcome Area. Please scroll down for more details.
For the month of February, we are collecting jam and rice for the Friendship Inn. Let's keep filling our bin for them! More details are below.
Don't forget to get your tickets! The Annual Knights of Columbus "In Support of Life" Gala Charity Event, will be held on Sat. February 25, in person, in the Cathedral of the Holy Family Hall. You can find all the details below. You don't want to miss this one!
The next Bereavement Support gathering will be held NEXT Tuesday, Feb. 7. Anyone can join at any time - we would love to have you. Please see more details below.
Freedom Fridays continue every Friday evening in the Welcome Area, beginning at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome to join in this informal little potluck supper to share in some great food, fellowship and fun! First-timers are more than welcome!
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! Got a computer issue?
As far as Diocesan events go, Valentines Day is fast approaching and this first event is a Valentine's Dinner and Workshop being held at Queen's House on Tues. Feb. 14. Bring your loved one and come find out about the "Five Love Languages"! All the details, with registration information, can be found below.
Horizons of Hope is a toolkit to help Catholics navigate the challenges of palliative care. This important resource will be presented in four two-hour workshops at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Check out all the specific details below.
There will be a Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Talk over at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Scroll down below for more information.
St. Mary's Parish is hosting "Uniting in Silence", beginning on Sat. Feb. 25, at 11 am, where all are welcome to come sit in silence and unity with one another for 20 minutes. All the details can be found below.
Here is another interesting event, called "A Journey into Exile", being hosted at Holy Spirit Parish, THIS Tuesday, Feb. 7. This interactive activity sheds light on the "challenges and hopes of refugees". Learn more about this event by scrolling down below.
World Day of the Sick is coming up on Sat. February 11, on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. There is lots more information and links to some great resources located below.
Burnt Thicket Theatre is presenting a fascinating new performance called "Evergreen", that will run from Feb. 2-12, down at the Remai Arts Centre. Check below for all the details.
The Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Vocations Endowment fund supports the education and development of seminarians. Learn more about it down below, as well as an important fund-raiser that will run during the month of February.
A reminder about this wonderful opportunity for women - the ARISE Women's Retreat on Feb. 11 & 12, which will include a number of inspirational speakers. More information is located below.
The next Priest, Prophet, King Men's Night will be happening on Wed. Feb. 15 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, beginning at 7 pm. Please see the rest of the details way down below.
Finally, a reminder about the SEARCH weekend retreat thatis coming up on Feb. 24-26 for students in Grades 10-12. This experience can be life-changing! Scroll down below for the details, in blue.
Have a great weekend, everyone! It will be SO great to be able to be outside again - for more than two minutes at a time! As some of us wait impatiently for SuperBowl Sunday next weekend, it has been nice to have the men's provincial curling championships to follow this week. Talk to you next week!
Warm February Blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
2022 Income Tax Receipts
It's that (tax) time again! The 2022 Income Tax Receipts are now available for pick-up from the table in the Welcome Area. Please pick up yours as soon as possible so that we don't have to mail any out. Thanks so much for your generous ongoing support!
Tax Receipts from the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation
Speaking of tax receipts, tax receipts from the Catholic Foundation, including those for donations to the Bishop's Annual Appeal, will be mailed out in February.
Please note: Your charitable tax receipt does not include receipted gifts made online. If you made a one-time cash online gift, your charitable tax receipt was sent via e-mail on the date you made your gift. If you require another copy, please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org call Raissa at (306) 659-5837 or Andrea (306) 659-5851.
FREE Spiritual Books!
Please Help Yourself!
A long-time St. Philip Neri parishioner has donated her entire spiritual book collection to our Parish and her family is happy to share it with all of us. Please stop by the Book Table in the Welcome Area and help yourself to a wide variety of inspirational, spiritual reading! All books are free and yours to keep, or to pass on to someone else when you're finished with them. The Book Table will be out for the next two weekends.
St. Philip Neri Family Skating Party!
THIS Sunday, February 5
The St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus are happy to invite all our Parish families to a Family Skating Party, THIS Sunday, February 5, from 1 - 3 pm, out back on the St. Philip School outdoor skating rink!. Pack up the kids and bring them over - the weather is supposed to be fantastic! In addition to two hours of fun on the ice, hot chocolate and hot dogs will also be provided for all!
This event is free of charge, courtesy of the St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus. Come on out and support our Parish events! Even if you don't skate, come out and join us for some fresh air and socializing!
Parish Pictorial Directory
A Thank-you & an Update!
Bonnie Klimek, the coordinator of our Parish Pictorial Directory, would like to extend a HUGE thank-you to all the volunteers who helped out at the Registration table for the Parish Directory photos. They really helped keep us organized, with things running smoothly and on time!
A special thank-you is also extended to Norm Lipinski and Marina Lawson for their invaluable help with the formatting of the Directory pages. Great job!
Note: We have great news - the Parish Directories should be here and ready for pick-up at the church at the end of March or early April! We will keep you posted!
Annual Collection for the "Needs of the Canadian Church"
THIS Sunday, February 5
Each year, and with the generosity of Catholic faithful from coast to coast to coast, the Catholic Bishops of Canada continue their work on relations with Indigenous peoples, on important doctrinal and ethical questions, on ecumenical initiatives and interreligious dialogue, on international relations, on evangelization, faith education and catechesis, on questions of social justice, on responsible ministry, and on the development of a culture of life and family. In addition to their national Conference of Canadian Catholic Bishops, the Bishops of Canada also meet in four regional assemblies (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario and Western). The CCCB and the regional assemblies include the Catholic Bishops of the Latin Church, as well as the Eparchial Bishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches.
Thank you for your support of the Needs of the Canadian Church, and please continue to pray:
For all the Bishops of Canada, our shepherds, may they continue to follow the path toward true and deep commitment to renewing, strengthening and reconciling relationships with Indigenous Peoples across the land,
For the members of the Church in Canada who are called to serve the most vulnerable in our communities – the elderly, the sick, the poor and the marginalized, including Indigenous Peoples – may they be guided by the gifts of wisdom, knowledge and love received from the Holy Spirit to help them in fulfilling their mission to do God’s work.
Note: There is a yellow envelope in your envelope box for this Special Collection and there are additional white Special Collection envelopes at the entrance of the church for those who donate by PAG and would like to donate to the Needs of the Canadian Church.
K of C "Soup & a Bun!"
NEXT Sat. Feb. 11 & Sun. Feb. 12
The St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus are a busy group! On the weekend of February 11 & 12, after both Masses, they will be serving you up a delicious bowl homemade soup and a bun, right here in our Welcome Area!
Regardless of the temperature outside, a hot bowl of soup is good for the soul and warms the heart! And speaking of hearts, with this event being so close to Valentine's Day, that special day when we celebrate the love in our lives, you can bring your special someone for a lovely bowl of soup and a bun! Everyone is welcome to join us!
A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted, with all proceeds going towards "In Support of Life". See you there!
Parish Liturgical Ministries
Liturgical Ministries: A February schedule has been emailed to the weekend Mass ministry people and if someone has not received one or/and if you have any questions about the liturgical ministries, please contact Shirley in the Parish Office. All those who volunteer their time are so much appreciated! God Bless!
Sacrament of Baptism: The next date for the celebration of Baptism is Sunday, April 30. Pre-registration is necessary.
Sacrament of First Communion: If you would like more information about the preparation and celebration of this Sacrament, please contact Shirley. Those who have already completed their First Reconciliation will be contacted by email within the next couple of weeks.
Sacrament of Confirmation: Preparation sessions will be offered to those who are in Grade six and older who have received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Communion. The celebration of this Sacrament will be in Spring. For more information, please contact Shirley, Pastoral Associate.
Palms: Those who wish may bring their last year’s palms to be dropped off in the basket in the Welcome area beginning next weekend. The palm basket will be available in the Welcome area until February 19.
Sad News: Arthur (Les) Bree has passed away and the family has had a private service. Les was a long time parishioner at the Parish. Please keep his wife, Rita, and their family and friends in your prayers. May he rest in peace at the eternal banquet of our Lord.
Truth and Reconciliation Discussion Group
Thursday, February 16
Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:00 pm in the Welcome Area of the church, for the next meeting of the Truth and Reconciliation Discussion Group.
Our focus for 2023 remains on education and learning, and on the foundation of hard truths, heartfelt reflection and respectful conversation that reconciliation begins with. You don’t need to have participated before, and if you have not done the readings in advance, just come along. We will be discussing Chapter 9 of Listening to Indigenous Voices. Everyone welcome!
February Food Collection
For the Friendship Inn
Let's go St. Philip Neri! For the month of February, we are collecting jam and rice 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 fill 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!
Annual Knights of Columbus "In Support of Life" Charity Event
Saturday, February 25
SAVE THE DATE! The Saskatoon Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual "In Support of Life" fundraiser event, IN PERSON once again, on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Cathedral of the Holy Family Hall.
Cocktails will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by supper at 6:30 pm. There will be a terrific Silent Auction again, which will close at 9 pm, as well as the always-exciting 50/50 raffle (if all the tickets are sold, the winner will be awarded $2,500!). Gala event tickets may be purchased at the Parish Office for $40 each.
Note: If you can't attend the Gala event, donations to "In Support of Life" are also much appreciated, and may also be dropped off at the Parish Office, with tax receipts, if desired, to follow. Donations up to $2000 will be matched by an anonymous donor, so this is a great way to make your donation be even more valuable! Cash and cheques are accepted, with cheques being made out to "K of C In support of Life".
For all the details on this wonderful Gala fund-raising event, please call Louis Roth at (306) 249-2764 or Murray Geenen (306) 244-6196.
St. Philip Neri Parish Bereavement Support
Tuesday, February 7, 1-3:00 pm
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, February 7, 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. February 8
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 on Wednesday, February 8. 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.
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: February 6, 13, 20, and 27 (from 6 pm-10 pm)
The next full day Adoration will be on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 9 am - 6 pm.
Special Collections 2023
For those parishioners who make their regular parish donations by PAG (pre-authorized giving), they often don't know when the Special Collections are because they don't have coloured envelopes to remind them. So that we all know, here are the Special Collections coming up for the next few months:
February 5: Needs of the Canadian Church
March 26: Share Lent (Development & Peace)
April 6: Holy Thursday (Needs of the Local Poor)
April 7: Good Friday (Needs of the Church in the Holy Land)
April 9: Easter Offering
Note: Additional "Special Offering" envelopes can always be found in the Welcome Area at the entrance of the church.
Every Friday at 5 pm
Join your fellow parishioners as well as Fr. Mike and Fr. Bill, every Friday evening, beginning at 5 pm, in the Welcome Area, for an always-delicious pot-luck supper, great casual conversations and always a few good laughs! Throw in a main dish, a side dish, some munchies or a dessert, and of course, yourself, and join us every Friday for a wonderful way to wind down the work week! Newbies are most welcome to join us - a great way to meet some awesome new parishioner friends!
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention
Merciful and tender God, to you we lift up the sick and hospitalized,the vulnerable and the marginalized, those who do not have adequate access to health care, and all those suffering from physical or mental illness – as well as all those who care for them. We ask that all may find comfort and hope in Christ’s constant healing presence. Strengthened by the Holy Spirit, may we always strive to provide compassionate, loving care to those who are suffering.
(World Day of the Sick – Feb. 11, 2023)
The Five Love Languages - Dinner & Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 14
The Five Love Languages - St. Valentine’s Dinner and Workshop - will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Queen’s House, with supper at 5:30 pm followed by the workshop from 6:30 - 9 pm, facilitated by Sarah Donnelly.
In his bestselling book, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, Dr. Gary Chapman suggests that the many ways in which we express our love and appreciation to our spouses, family members, dear friends, and even work colleagues, comes down to five basic “languages.” And conflict or hurt feelings can arise when we continue to use our own “love language” rather than that of our loved one. In this lighthearted and informative workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn the unique way in which you give and receive affection, and that of your loved one, so that communication between you is more fruitful and life-giving. An excellent workshop for those preparing for marriage, those who have been married for decades, and for family members or dear friends. Please attend this supper and workshop with a companion. This event is limited to 12 couples/pairs. Each couple/pair will be seated at their own table to encourage personal conversation. The registration fee of $60 is for two people. To register, please click on the button below. Registration deadline is February 13.
Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care
Tuesdays, from Feb. 28 - Mar. 21
Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care is an important resource that will be presented from 7 - 9 pm on four Tuesdays - Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14 and Mar. 21 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.
When confronted with a life-limiting diagnosis, we can find ourselves in an unfamiliar and even frightening situation. These moments are usually marked by having to make numerous practical decisions surrounding care and support for loved ones and ourselves. More often than not, such decisions require moral discernment through the lens of our faith. We believe in the dignity and sacredness of human life at all stages, from conception to natural death. At the same time, our faith does not demand that life is to be sustained at all costs. As Catholics, our faith in Jesus Christ has much to teach us about living and dying well. To register, please contact Diane Waldbillig at email@example.com.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper & Talk
Tuesday, Feb. 21
This Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talk is coming up on Tues. Feb. 21, at at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. The event begins with a pancake supper at 5:30 pm followed by a presentation by Daniel Taylor, called "Living the Seasons of the Church". Learn how to incorporate the liturgical rhythms of fasting, feasting, and ordinary time in a way that suits your current state in life.
Uniting in Silence
Saturdays, from Feb. 25 - Apr. 1
Beginning on Saturday, Feb. 25,
at 11 am, and on each following Saturday until April 1, sessions of ‘Uniting in Silence’ will take place in St. Mary Parish Hall on 20th Street W., (between Avenue O and P). These sessions consist of sitting together for 20 minutes of silence. In silence we reverence the shared values inherent in all beliefs, faith traditions and aspirations of the human heart that promote peace and reconciliation.
If you plan to attend, please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to begin promptly at 11 am. You are invited to remain afterwards for fellowship. For more information, please call St. Mary Parish at (306) 244-2983.
"Share Lent" Event
Thursday, February 13
Let us “Stand for the Land” in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who are defending their territories in the Global South by protecting their lands and waters, the environment, and human life.
All are welcome to attend the campaign presentation/workshop by Mike LeBlanc, our Diocesan Development and Peace-Caritas Canada Animator, to be held on online, on Monday, Feb. 13, from 7 - 9 pm, on Zoom. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the button below:
"A Journey into Exile" Event
will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:00 pm at Holy Spirit Parish. This is a simulation exercise aims to raise awareness about the reality of refugees around the world seeking safety, security, and a better life in a new country.
This immersive and interactive activity designed for ages 14 and up will enable you to gain first-hand experience with the challenges and hopes of refugees. There is no charge to attend this event.
Each year, on February 11, the Catholic Church marks the World Day of the Sick on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. This is a time to offer prayers for those who suffer from illness and for their caregivers.
Prayer for the Sick (Source: Holy Family Parish, St. Albert Alberta) - Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts.
During the late shift at this rural diner, an inquisitive customer divines information far too close to home for the ex-pastor behind the counter. Two strangers wrestle with seeming coincidences that urge them to choose between the familiarity of their own isolation or the risk of being loved.
This wonderful show runs from Feb. 2-12 at The BackStage Stage, at The Remai Arts Centre, at 100 Spadina Cr E. Tickets: Pay-What-You-Choose. A video trailer may be seen at burntthicket.comor by clicking on the button below. You may also call (306) 384-7727 for more information.
(Note: Audience Advisory: some strong language, PG-13)
The Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan have partnered with the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation to create the Sask K of C Vocations Endowment. Every year the earnings from this Endowment will be disbursed equally to each seminarian throughout all Saskatchewan dioceses and eparchy. These funds will help defray the estimated $30,000 per year it costs to educate each seminarian. During the month of February, local Knights of Columbus councils will participate with parishes in a fund-raising campaign in support of this Vocation Endowment fund. More detail on the campaign can be found on video by clicking on the button below.
Thank you for your support of the education and development of seminarians through prayer and financial assistance.
“Arise: Seen Known Loved” retreat for women Feb. 11-12 - Arise Catholic Movement invites all women from high school age and up to their next women's retreat, Arise: Seen. Known. Loved. to be held Feb. 11 and 12 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road.
Inspired by the scripture "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43, the retreat will consist of one day of speaker sessions as well as sacraments, followed by a half day of workshops diving deeper into the practical ways we are called to See, Know and Love those women around us. Keynotes include Christy Dupuis, Sister Mary Margaret Hope, SV, and Debbie and Rachel Herbeck. Every woman deserves to know that we have a God who, without fail, sees, knows, and loves us. Will you come and enter into this truth with us?
PPK - Priest, Prophet, King Catholic Men's Night will be held on Wed. Feb. 15, beginning at 7 pm with Adoration and confession, followed at 8 pm by an inspirational talk from guest speaker Michael Raney on “Sacred Music and the Second Vatican Council: Finding the Continuity.” The evening includes time for socializing (food and drink available) at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road.
Note: Future PPK dates are March 15 and May 17.
Registration is now open for students in Grades 10-12 to attend the next Searchweekend live-in retreat in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2023 at E.D. Feehan Catholic School. Youth attending a Search retreat are able to meet, make friends, have meaningful discussions and learn more about what it means to be a Christian. Small groups, music, activities, prayer time, and important talks given by other young people are just a few of the things that make the retreat great. Attending Search is a great way to deepen a close, personal relationship with God, make friends and forge lasting memories. Cost for the entire weekend is$100. Find more information and registration at https://saskatoonsearch.ca/
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 month at 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!
CWL Clothing Depot
The CWL Clothing Depot is requesting donations of warm coats and jackets, sweaters, gloves, mitts, toques, socks, underwear, sheets, towels, personal hygiene items, and household and kitchen items.
Donations help our sisters and brothers in our community who are struggling to make ends meet. Donations can be dropped off between 10 am and 2 pm Monday to Friday, at 619-20th Street West (rear entrance of Friendship Inn). Please ring the back doorbell when delivering items. Volunteers are always welcome at the CWL Clothing Depot! Please call Bea for more information, at (306) 242-5042.
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.
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:
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!
Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon
Next Monthly Mass - Sun. Feb. 19
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, February 19, at 5:00 pm. Future Mass dates are March 19, April 16, May 21, and June 18.
The Filipino Catholic community also holds a weekly Novena in English every Friday at 5:30 pm, at St. Paul Co-Cathedral. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to receive the Diocesan Electronic Newsletter, which is different from the Diocesan Bulletin, as well as other information from the Diocese, please send your email address directly to Melissa Anaetoh at the Catholic Foundation Office, at: email@example.com.
How to keep in touch with 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, February 4 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
Saturday, February 11 - 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: