Our Weekly Parish Newsletter for Sunday, May 7 - 5th Sunday of Easter
"Jesus said to his disciples: 'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.'"
(John 14. 1-12)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, May 7
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”.
A Prayer: To “comfort the disturbed” and “disturb the comfortable”
Compassionate and loving God,
bless us with discomfort at easy answers,
half-truths, superficial relationships,
so that we will live deep within our hearts.
May God bless us with anger at injustice,
oppressions, and exploitation of people,
so that we will work for justice, equity and peace.
May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and violence,
so that we will reach out our hands
to comfort them and change their pain to joy.
And may God bless us with the foolishness to think
that we can make a difference in the world,
so that we will do the things which others will tell us cannot be done.
We make this prayer in the name of Jesus,
our challenger, our comforter. Amen
Thomas had asked: Lord, show us the way … to eternal life. Jesus said: “I” am the WAY – the TRUTH (that the promise of eternal life is for everyone – with no exclusion – and the LIFE (that God gives to us in great abundance, in this life, now, and then for all eternity.
With this assurance then, we know/believe that God will not miss an opportunity to “disturb” us when we are not living “the Way”, and then “console” us when the pressures and challenges of life seem overwhelming, or when we have become too comfortable living easy answers, half-truths, superficial relationships .
Then, with Jesus our Shepherd, wherever we go, we go with God/our Shepherd … and whenever we go, we can truly make a difference in building the Kingdom of God.
God is good … all the time
Praise be Jesus Christ … and Mary Immaculate
St. Philip Neri … pray for us
St. Eugene de Mazenod … pray for us
St. Kateri Tekakwitha … pray for us
God is good … all the time.
Fr. Mike Dechant OMI
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children at risk and in fear that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus the Prince of Peace. Amen.
Even though the calendar says we had spring in there somewhere, it sure feels like we have been catapulted out of winter and right into summer! These gorgeous temperatures and clear blue skies have indeed been glorious this week. I've even started buying my bedding plants! In several parts of our province, seeding has already begun and before long, with no sign of frost in sight, it will soon be full steam ahead for farmers and gardeners alike. We might, however, start praying for a little rain, as some parts of our province are quite dry right now and those little seeds could use some moisture to get off to a good start!
Now, let's see what's coming up in our Parish and around our Diocese as we skip further into May:
When are the Parish Pictoral Directories arriving, you might ask? Not soon enough! Please see below for a brief update.
The deadline to order your tomato and other bedding plants is coming up quickly - on this Wed. May 10. The details for the Refugee Committee's Annual Tomato/Plant Sale remain directly below - be sure to call Sheila ASAP if you want to secure your favourites!
THIS weekend, May 6/7, our St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus will be generously giving each of us another new book, called Holy Moments.We can all use a fewmore Holy Moments in our lives! Scroll down below to learn more about this great little book and how we can all be more aware of the Holy Moments that are happening in our lives every day, and what they might mean!
Freedom Fridays are finally resuming NEXT Fri. May 12. Read more, just below, and get ready to join us!
THIS weekend, on May 6/7, after both weekend Masses, it will once again be Timbit Time in the Welcome Area! Be sure to stop by and enjoy some yummy Timbits and juice, supplied by our K of C, and juice. In addition to Timbits, you will also be receiveing your special new book, from members of the K of C! More details are below.
The Bridge on 20th needs a little help with a few items for the folks they so diligently serve. Please check the list below - all donated items can be brought here to the bin located in the Welcome Area.
FINAL Reminder - there is still some time to purchase Queen's House Annual Spring Fling 50/50 Draw tickets. Details and ticket information remain below, in bright pink!
For the month of May, we will be collecting hearty soups and stews, canned beans or other canned proteins for the Food Bank. Thank you for continuing to fill our bin for them! More details are below.
Thenext Bereavement Support group will be THIS Tuesday, May 9, from 1-3 pm. Our numbers continue to grow. Please scroll down for more information.
The Golden Age Card Players will be gathering again for an afternoon of card-playing fun in two weeks time, on Wed. May 17.
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! There's no sneaking out on Jesus!
As far as some Diocesan announcements go, there are two announcements below regarding National Family & Life Week, which runs this coming week, from May 7-14. Be sure to check out Pope Francis' Letter on "Love in the Family", as well as other information supplied by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on this important National Family & Life Week.
The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Annual Retirement Reception is coming up on Tues. June 6 at TCU Place. More details can be found below.
Save the Date for this upcoming family event called Family Fun and Faith Day, on Fri. June 3, brought to us by the Diocese! Please scroll down for all the details.
Grow Hope Saskatchewan is back for another growing season! Find out how you can support local SK grain farmers as they donate portions of this year's crop to help improve long-term food security for our brothers and sisters all around the world.
The Diocese is hosting a Women's Breakfast Talk on the Feminine Genius on May 17. Come enjoy a nice breakfast and hear Sr. Malou Tibayan's engaging, empowering talk! More details are below.
Final reminder - Time Out For Moms is looking for a few new Board members so that they are able to keep this valuable family program going into this fall. Please see all the details down below.
Life Compass Workshop Men's Retreat is coming to Saskatoon on June 2 or 3 (you may choose either date). For more information on this life-changing opportunity, please check out the details down below, in grey.
Queen's House Retreat and Renewal Centre offers SO many faith-building programs and retreats that are open to all of us. Please click on the button I have provided below to see what they might have coming up that could meet your sprititual development needs.
Don't forget about the Perogy & Cabbage Roll Fundraiser Supper coming up THIS Sunday, May 7 at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church! Scroll down below for all the scrumptious details.
There are two important opportunities coming up for you to show your Support For Life - The March for Life in Regina, and the Mother's Day Walk for Life here in Saskatoon! More details are below. Save these dates! These events need your support!
The next Priest, Prophet, King (PPK) Men's night is coming up on Wed. May 17. All the details are below.
The Feast of our Lady of Fatima is being celebrated on May 13 over at St. Mary's Parish. More details are below, in grey.
Please note: Unfortunately The Holy Spirit Retreat scheduled for Sat. May 13 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral has been CANCELLED. If you have already registered for this one-day retreat, your $30 fee will be reimbursed.
That's it for this week! Enjoy the continuing lovely May weather - that we have waited SO long for! I hope your favourite NHL team is still in the hunt for the prestigious Stanley Cup - I am hopeful that it will be a Canadian team that will be hoisting that big trophy overhead in June! Our 2023 SK Roughrider roster is really coming together - did you hear we signed legendary Al Ford's grandson, Jaxon? He, and the other cool draft picks we just selected, combined with some strong returnees from last year, should make for a fun CFL season! Our first Pre-Season game is coming up already on Sat. May 28! Yay!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, enjoy your beautiful second week of May and talk to you next week!
Marvelous May Blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
For Mon. May 8 - Sun. May 14
Mon. May 8
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm ~ Weekly Adoration
Tues. May 9
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
1:00 pm ~ Bereavement Support Meeting
Wed. May 10
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
6:00 pm ~ CWL Executive Meeting
7:00 pm ~ CWL Regular Meeting (Welcome Area)
7:00 pm ~ K of C Executive Meeting (Sunroom)
8:00 pm ~ Tomato Plant Order Deadline
Thurs. May 11
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
9:00 am - 6:00 pm ~ Monthly Adoration
Fri. May 12
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
8:30 am - 3 pm ~ St. Philip Elementary School - Staff Retreat
Sat. May 13
10:00 am - 3:00 pm ~ Tomato Plant Pick-up in back garage
5:00 pm ~ Mass
Sun. May 14
10:00 am ~ Mass
Thanks so much!
A huge thank-you to all parishioners who supported our Parish Steak Night fundraiser last weekend! It was a great success - we had a full house and a great time was had by all! Congratulations to our winners of the 50/50 draw and Silent Auction items!
Thank you to Marisa Kot for organizing this great Parish event for us, and to all those who donated Silent Auction items and other prizes. A special thanks to all attendees for supporting our Parish financially throught this fundraiser, as well as for supporting each other socially as kindred parishioners of the same family!
Parish Pictoral Directory Update
Like you, we are all patiently waiting for our spiffy new Parish Pictoral Directories to arrive! Due to some unforeseen circumstances and glitches, the delivery time has been pushed back for approximately six more weeks, or about the middle of June. Thanks to all of you for you continued patience and understanding! Patience is indeed a virtue!
St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee
Annual Tomato Plant Sale!
Get ready gardeners! St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee’s will be holding their annual Tomato, Pepper and Herb Sale on Saturday, May 13.
The varieties that we will be selling include:
Tomatoes: Lemon Boy (yellow slicer, low acid), Defiant (red slicer, late blight resistant), Primo Red (red slicer, good flavor), Supremo (roma type for sauces and canning), Vilma (small plants for pots with small tomatoes), SuperSweet 100 (cherry size fruit, larger plants, sweet), Tumbler (plants are recommended for hanging baskets with cherry size red fruit)
Peppers: El Jefe (jalapeno type: medium hot), Red Knight (sweet bell pepper), Long Red Cayenne (long thin pepper: hot)
Herbs: Basil, Oregano, Lavender, Thyme
Lettuce: Cos or Romaine
Tomatoes, peppers and herbs will be in 5” pots and are $6/plant or 4 for $20. Pre-payment can be made by e-transfer to Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org or at time of pick-up, cash or cheque (made out to ‘St. Philip Neri Refugee Fund’) only please.
Lettuce plants will be smaller transplants in flats of 4 plants. $5/flat (4 plants)
Pick-up times will be scheduled for Saturday, May 13between 10 am and 3 pm.
All orders must be received by Wed.May 10. Some varieties are limited so be sure to order early. Thanks for your "annual" support!
Parish Liturgical Ministries
Liturgical Ministries: If you would
like a paper copy of the schedule for the month for at home, please let Shirley
know. Please consider marking your calendars for when you are scheduled for
ministry too! A reminder email for each weekend is also sent out just before
the weekend begins. Thank you for your observations and communication for when
there are necessary changes needed in the monthly schedule.
Sacrament of First Communion: The celebration
of First Communion for twenty five children is on Sunday, May 7. Congratulations to Zyrene Arabit, Nathaniel Aydogdu, Luke August, Jack Balayan,
Emma Blanch, Lila Cheke, Aaron Domes, Genevieve Gauthier, Amelia Horne, Lochlan
Horne, Sophia Martinez, Venz Martinez, Isaiah Morales, Joseph Olauson, Melea
Paul, Logyn Pederson, Enzo Rodriquez Okemwa, Christabel Samuel-Yama, Leo
Slaney, Logan Slaney, Burke Sokoluk, Clarke Sokoluk, Olivia Turner, Ryzen
Manlapig, and Oscar Yaremko. A couple of them will be celebrating the Sacrament
at a later date.
keep in prayer the soul of Josephine Berscheid, mother of Sandy
Normand, who is now celebrating at the banquet of our Lord. We keep
in prayer her family and friends at this sad time. May all souls who have gone
before us rest in peace.
Parish Feast Day:The Feast Day of St. Philip
Neri is on Friday, May 26! He is the patron saint of a joy-filled heart. This week’s challenge is to spread the joy of St. Philip
Neri to others … especially others in the Parish. We acknowledge those
experienced parishioners who have given 30, 40 or more years to build this Parish into the welcoming place that it is today. There is a long list of them and
our thanks to them is for continuing their ministry here now, and in the future.
These faithful people have sowed the seeds of a joyful heart in many people
with their undying service to the Parish. They should be proud .. and we are
proud to know them… for the difference they make and the legacy they leave. As
the theologian, John of Salisbury has written. “We see more, and the things
that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or
because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their
great stature add to ours.” May God shower many blessings on those who
have been in ministry for so many years! We, too, are invited to take up
the challenge of making a difference, just like St. Philip Neri did!
St. Philip Neri K of C presents a new book: "Holy Moments"
Coming to you THIS weekend!
THIS weekend, May 6/7, the St. Philip Knights of Columbus will once again be gifting each of us with a new Dynamic Catholic book, entitled Holy Moments.
Holy Moments is written to inspire and teach us that we ALL have the ability to create many Holy Moments in our everyday lives, and through these little holy moments, we can change the world we live in, one moment at a time! Please read below for a little bit of pre-inspiration before you get your new book!
Freedom Fridays are returning!
Beginning Friday, May 12
Freedom Fridays will be resuming NEXT Friday, May 12, and will run every Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Welcome Area and/or Grotto Area - depending on the weather. This is a time to unwind after work and/or to include some socializing in your day/week with your friendly, fellow parishioners! Bring an appie, a side dish, or a dessert for the food table and come join us some great conversation, lots of laughter, and of course lots of great food too! Everyone is welcome!
Timbit Time THIS Weekend!
Our next fellowship/treat time after the weekend Masses will be Timbit Time, THIS weekend, May 6/7, the first weekend of the month. Be sure to stop in the Welcome Area after both Masses to enjoy some delicious Timbits (supplied by our K of C), juice and fellowship!
Just so you have a bit of a heads-up, here is the Cookie Time/Timbits Time schedule for the next few months:
May 6/7 - Timbits Time (K of C)
May 20/21 - Cookie Time
June 3/4 - Timbits Time (K of C)
June 17/18 - Cookie Time
Note: The cookies are supplied by parishioners and may be home-made or store-bought. We aren't fussy when it comes to cookies - we just really appreciate your participation and delicious cookie contributions! We also ask that you bring your cookies on a paper plate so that it can be recycled. Thanks!
The Bridge on 20th
Needs our help!
The Bridge on 20th is in need of the following items to help those who come to them in need:
Men's clothing - Size S-M
Women's clothing - Size S-M
Underwear - Size S-M
Hygiene items: Shampoo, body wash, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deoderant, etc.
Note: There is a small pink bin in our Welcome Area marked "The Bridge on 20th Donations" that you can place your donated items in; we will be sure that they are delivered to The Bridge. Thank you for helping to look after the needs of our brothers and sisters at The Bridge. Jesus said, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34), and here He is, giving us another chance to do just that.
Queen's House Annual
2023 Spring Fling "50/50 Draw"
Time is running out to purchase your Spring Fling tickets in support of Queen's House. Even though it is now too late to purchase Calendar Raffle tickets, you can still get in on the ever-growing 50/50 draw!
50/50 Tickets are 5 for $5, 25 for $50 and 100 tickets for $100, with the last day to purchase yours on Monday,May 29. This winner will be drawn on Wednesday, May 31 at noon.
You may purchase 50/50 tickets directly online through the Queen's House website, at www.queenshouse.org, click on "Spring Fling Raffle" and follow the prompts. You may also click on the button below.
You may also purchase your tickets by picking up a pamphlet from the table in the Welcome Area, filling in the Ticket Request Form and mailing it with your cheque or credit card information to Queen's House, at the address provided on the front of the pamphlet. Good luck in the 50/50 draw!
For the month of MAY, we are collecting hearty canned soups, stews, canned beans or other canned proteins for the Food Bank. The Donation Bin remains in the Welcome Area, just inside the front doors of the church, on the right. Let's keep filling it up!
In addition, there is always a need for other non-perishables. Please be sure to check "best before" dates. Thanks for your thoughtful and ongoing support!
St. Philip Neri Parish Bereavement Support
Tuesday, May 9
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, May 9, from 1 to 3:00 pm, here in the church's Sunroom. We look
forward to walking with you in faith! No registration fee or sign up are required. Please just feel comfortable in coming to join us. For more information, please call Deb, our Parish Nurse, at the Parish.
Golden Age Card Players
Wed. May 17
The Golden Age Group at St. Philip Neri meets regularly to play cards, every second Wednesday, from 1:30-4:00 pm in the Welcome Area.
Their next card-playing session will be on Wednesday, May 17. The cost is $2 per day. The group happily welcomes any new players to join them for some fun, friendly competition, followed by coffee and some delicious sweet treats! For more information, please call the president, Sylvia Godbout, at (306) 374-9085.
Special Collections 2023
Sunday, May 21: Papal Charities Offering
Note: Additional "Special Offering" envelopes can always be found in the Welcome Area at the entrance of the church. Please make cheques payable to St. Philip Neri Parish, with the specific special collection written on the memo line. Thank you for your ongoing generosity!
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: May 8, 15, 29 (from 6 pm-10 pm)
The next full day Adoration will be on Thursday, May 11, from 9 am-6 pm.
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention for the Week of May 7
(For National Family and Life Week - a prayer from Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia)
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer. Amen.
For more on the Amoris Laettia of the Holy Father Francis, on "Love in the Family", please click on the button below:
The theme of National Family and Life Week, from May 7-14, is “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34).
This week emphasizes the joy and beauty of family and life by highlighting various lived experiences of those in our local communities. Find information and resources on the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops cccb.ca website by clicking on the button below:
All former and present staff members of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools are invited to attend the Annual Retirement Reception to honour this year’s retirees. The reception will be held on Tuesday, June 6, beginning at 6:00 pm, at TCU Place - Salon A & B.
Family Fun and Faith Day!
Friday, June 9
TheAdult Faith Encounter in the Diocese of Saskatoon presents “Family Fun and Faith Formation” on Friday, June 9 from 5 pm - 8:30 pm, at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, beginning with Mass at 5 pm.
Family Fun and Faith Formation also includes a barbecue at 6 pm followed by childcare and fun activities for the children, and a presentation for adults entitled “A Path to Marital Fulfilment,” presented by Canadian authors and registered psychologists Melissa Guzik and Jean MacKenzie.
The cost is $5 per person, with six years and under free.
To register online, please click on the button below:
Grow Hope Saskatchewan provides emergency food assistance around the world, as farmers and donors, urban and rural, begin another growing season together. Funds raised through Grow Hope are used by Canadian Foodgrains Bank to support people around the world who need emergency food assistance, as well as improving long-term food security. Michelle Hergott, a Grow Hope farmer near Bruno, Saskatchewan, says farmers have been gifted great abundance. Grow Hope Saskatchewan provides them an opportunity to share their passion. “We are farmers and Grow Hope gives us the opportunity to help those in need while doing what we love to do,” she says. “Do you also feel a call within your heart to help this great organization to feed the world?” Urban and rural people in Saskatchewan are invited to sponsor a partial acre, a full acre or multiple acres, to cover the input costs of $350/acre. There is a potential to reap proceeds of up to $500 from the sale of that crop, which in turn has been matched 4:1 through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s Partnership with Global Affairs Canada. To learn more about Grow Hope Saskatchewan and/or to help sponsor this year’s crop, visit growhopesk.ca or contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841 or email@example.com for more information.
Women’s Breakfast Talk on the Feminine Genius
Wednesday, May 17
A Women’s "Breakfast Talk on the Feminine Genius" will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 8:30 am - 10 am
at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road (doors open at 8 am).
The theme of the Breakfast Talk: “Uncover the essence of womanhood and be empowered to become who we are called to be”, with guest speaker Sr. Malou Tibayan, Verbum Dei Missionary. Please register by clicking on the button below, or by calling Sr. Malou Tibayan at (306) 371-7434.
Time Out For Moms is seeking new board members for our 2023-2024 year. We need 5-7 more committed moms to be able to keep our program going and running this fall. If you have never heard of Time Out for Moms before, please check out our website at www.tofm.ca. We have been in our Saskatoon Diocese supporting moms of all seasons for around 25 years. It is a great place to grow in your Catholic faith and build lasting friendships.
For more information, please check out our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need our new members to commit by Sunday, May 14, before our Chocolate Tasting AGM on May 16!
Life Compass Workshop Retreat for Men
Choose from June 2 or 3
The Life Compass Workshop Retreat is a day-long event dedicated to helping men eradicate passivity in all its subtle forms and build a stronger sense of well-rounded purpose in life. Why a workshop retreat? Men benefit from the practical guidance of a workshop and the spiritual enrichment of a retreat to help them to develop a compelling vision of a life worth pursuing. The Life Compass Workshop Retreat will help men integrate all aspects of their life - professional, spiritual, personal and familial - into one roadmap, a Life Compass, that will guide them in their journey of life. The Life Compass Workshop Retreat to be held in Saskatoon June 2 or 3 includes a full day of content, a follow-up mastermind meeting, a private group chat, time for personal prayer, and the opportunity to receive the sacraments. Also, written and digital materials, snacks and coffee throughout the day, and a full hot lunch will restore your energy and help you enjoy fellowship with other like-minded men.
Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre welcomes you!
Queen’s House offers a wealth of interesting, inspiring and faith-building programming and retreats, combining in-person and online events using Zoom. For more information on what is being offered now and in the future, please check out their contact information and website below.
A Perogy and Cabbage Roll Fund-Raising Supper will be held THIS Sunday, May 7 at 5 pm at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, corner of 10th Street East and Munroe Avenue. Your plate includes perogies and mushroom sauce, cabbage rolls, sausage, dessert and beverage.
Advance tickets only: $25/adults; $10/children 6-12 years; free/children under 6 years (take out is available for adult tickets). Tickets are available until May 3 at the Rectory Office during regular hours, sold after Divine Liturgies. Online order form for e-Transfer payments only can be found on the website www.sspp.ca. For more information, please call (306) 343-6516 or e-mail email@example.com
Show Your Support for LIFE!
Two Important Opportunities - Save these dates!
1) The Annual March for Life in Regina will be held on Thursday May
11. Car-pooling from Saskatoon is being arranged for those who are
interested. The event in Regina will begin at 12:30 pm at Holy Rosary
Cathedral. If you are interested in car-pooling, please contact Louis at (306) 221-4198
or John at (306) 477-1748.
2) The Annual Mothers' Day Walk for Life will be held in Saskatoon on Sunday
May 14 from 2 pm - 3 pm along College Drive, between Hospital Drive and Wiggins Ave. Life-affirming signs are provided and it is a family-friendly
event. Show your support for life and family and plan to attend!
Priest, Prophet, King (PPK) Catholic Men's Night
Wednesday, May 17
The next Priest, Prophet, King (PPK) Catholic Men's Night will be held Wednesday, May 17 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road. The evening begins at 7 pm with Adoration and Confession, followed at 8 pm by an inspirational talk and socializing (food and drink available).
The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
Saturday, May 13
The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 pm, at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 211 Avenue O South, with an outdoor procession to follow. Please feel welcome to join us in this celebration.
CWL Clothing Depot
As you start considering your Spring cleaning, don’t forget the CWL Clothing Depot! The Depot is in need of new and gently-worn clothing, as well as cutlery, pots and pans, blankets, towels, small appliances in good working condition, and warm winter coats and jackets (to have on hand for fall). Donations will be gratefully accepted when dropped off at the Depot at 619 20th St. W. Please use the back door.
New drop-off hours are 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Again, we are asking for volunteers to work at the Depot. Please call Bea, at (306) 242-5042 to set up a time. We look forward to meeting you!
Note: Donations may also be dropped off here at St. Philip Neri Parish, in the large bin on the LEFT hand side (under the coat rack), as you come into the Welcome Area. Thank you for all your wonderful donations, all year round!
Another Adoration Opportunity
A Holy Hour for the Feminine Heart
Take time away to refresh your soul and spend time with new friends. All women are invited to a monthly Holy Hour followed by refreshments and fellowship, held at 7 pm on the first Thursday of every monthat Holy Spirit Parish. The evening includes adoration, a short Gospel reflection led by Fr. Joseph Salihu, quiet prayer, benediction, and rosary. It's not too late to join in on this inspirational opportunity!
Delicious Monthly Pancake Breakfasts
St. Joseph's Hall on Broadway - May 28
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 date:
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-15 years. Breakfasts consists of pancakes (with syrup or whipped cream & berries!), sausages, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee and juice. Come on over and join us! Everyone is welcome!
Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon
Next Monthly Mass - Sun. May 21
The Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon gathers on the third Sunday of every month to celebrate Mass at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cr. E., with the next celebration to be held on Sunday, May 21, at 5:00 pm. Future Mass dates are June 18, July 16 and August 20.
The Filipino Catholic community also holds a weekly Novena in English every Friday at 5:30 pm, at St. Paul Co-Cathedral. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to receive the Diocesan Electronic Newsletter, which is different from the Diocesan Bulletin, as well as other information from the Diocese, please send your email address directly to Melissa Anaetoh at the Catholic Foundation Office, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to keep in touch with our Parish:
St. Philip Neri Masses are live-streamed, every Saturday at 5 pm
If you aren’t able to attend Mass in person, you may watch it LIVE on YouTube.
NOTE: If you are hard of hearing or would like to have the Live-Streamed Services "with text", please click the “cc”/ “Closed Caption” icon/button at the bottom right on your computer screen, below the live-streamed service. You will be able to see the words of the speaker!
We have left past Masses up on our channel for you to watch, or you can tune in to our next upcoming LIVE Masses on the dates and times below:
Saturday, May 6 - 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: