Our Weekly Parish Newsletter for Sunday, June 4 - Holy Trinity Sunday
"Jesus said to Nicodemus: 'God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life'"
(John 3. 16-18)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, June 4
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”.
Pope Francis shares the following insight: “The media only writes about the sinners and the scandals, but that’s normal, because a tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows.”
This past Sunday we celebrated the gift of PENTECOST - our COMMITMENT to live as CHURCH … messengers of hope and healing, blessings, and beauty. As a faith Community living the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE, we come together as “a forest of believers”. And we grow together because we have been empowered by the Holy Spirit – the breath of Life.
We live in a culture and environment today that challenge and debunks many/most of the values and virtues espoused by the Scriptures and bestowed on us in our baptism. We are relentlessly bombarded by voices and billboards and TV ads the entice/seduce us to live self-centered, autonomous lives … indifferent to the needs and concerns of others.
HOWEVER, the Spirit invites us to be “the voice of truth”, a voice that speaks on behalf of others, who struggle to make their feeble voices audible and relevant.
This Sunday, we celebrate the greatest mystery of our faith, namely, the mystery of the Trinity – our God who is Father, Son, and Spirit. Our God is a God of love. In fact, our very existence is a sign of God’s love. Our response can only be one of trust in God and love towards one another – to be a voice that is a challenge to a deaf and godless world:
For those who are weak, hungry, oppressed, poor and homeless,
for those who long to be heard, who need to be loved,
for those who are sick, alone, abandoned,
for those who need compassion, a glimpse of kindness, a gentle hand, a hug,
for those who seek forgiveness and mercy,
for those who are victims of violence and abuse.
Here I am Lord, send me to BE the voice … of God. Amen.
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.
Welcome to June! As a former teacher, I know how excited teachers and students get when the calendar flips over to June! Summer holidays are only a stone's throw away! Let the day-dreaming begin!
Well, we definitely got the heat this week that WE were dreaming about only a few short months ago. The sun and rain have made our neighbourhoods look so bright and beautiful ... but now it seems that we also have to keep our eyes on the skiies and stay aware of all those severe weather watches (tornadoes, heavy rain, hail?!) that we have been hearing about this week! Hopefully June and Mother Nature will be kind to us, and our teachers and students can successfully wind down this school year without too much stress and slide right into the glorious days of summer vacation.
Now, let's see what's coming up in our Parish and around our Diocese for June and beyond:
Thanks to all who attended the Parish AGM last Sunday, to all those groups who gave their informative reports, and of course to Diana Nordick, for supplying us with those ALWAYS-delicious, home-made cinnamon buns! Lots of good questions were asked, and answered. Thanks for your participation!
Speaking of getting together, don't forget that THIS Sunday, June 4 is our St. Philip Neri Parish Family Fun Spring BBQ! Be sure to join us for this awesome Parish event! All the details remain below - make sure you sign up in the Welcome Area by this Saturday, June 3, so that we know how much food to prepare. A few more people are also needed to sign up to help with the clean-up afterwards. Thanks in advance for your help!
The Knights of Columbus will soon be starting up their Hamburger and Hot Dog BBQ Fundraisers again over at Canadian Tire (Preston Crossing), with their first two dates being Saturdays, June 17 & 24. The rest of the details are just below. Come on out!
The St. Philip Neri K of C are once again offering a $500 post-high school scholarship. Please see more details below.
As you know, Freedom Fridays are going strong - feel free to join us for some great food and socializing! New faces are warmly welcomed! Please note that there will be NO Freedom Friday gathering on Friday, June 16. More details are below.
This weekend is Timbits Weekend - but for after the Saturday 5 pm Mass only, due to the Parish BBQ occuring on Sunday right after the 10 am Mass.
For the month of June, we are collecting peanut butter and jam for the Friendship Inn. May was a great month for donations! Thank you for continuing to fill our bin for the hungry folks in our Sasaktoon community! More details are below.
Thenext Bereavement Support group will be THIS Tuesday, June 6, from 1-3 pm. Please scroll down for more information.
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! "Mic Test - 1-2-3 ..."
As far as some Diocesan announcements go, a final reminder about the "Saint and Paint" - BBQ, Art Auction and Movie Night coming up THIS Thursday, June 8- a chance for you to purchase some beautiful art done by the Ursuline Sisters of Prelate, enjoy a free BBQ, as well as watch the inspirational movie "Mother Teresa: No Greater Love"! Check out all the details below!
The Saskatoon Alliance for Life has a great Resource Centre for anyone looking for Pro-Life materials. Their AGM (Annual General Meeting) is also coming up in late June and everyone is welcome to attend. Please see more information below.
Sadly, the horrible war in Ukraine continues and millions of Ukrainians have been displaced. If you are interested in finding new ways to support our struggling Ukrainian brothers and sisters, please read below about the work of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of SK.
Have you ever done a Silent Retreat? This is short notice, but here is a wonderful opportunity for you to participate in one next weekend, from Fri. June 9 to Sun. June 11. Note the Registration Deadline is THIS Mon. June 5, so don't delay!
The Saskatoon Open Door Society is looking for art/craft supplies and sports equipment for the summer camps they run for newcomer children. Scroll down below to see how you can help them out!
Looking for a really amazing camp experience for your kids from Kindergarden to Grade 6? Check out Camp Compassion, a four-day Day Camp being held over at Queen's House. Talk about helping our kids learn about how to be compassionate people while having a blast doing fun activities with others!
Summertime means it's Pilgrimage time! Check out the first two coming up in June, down below in blue.
A final reminder that the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Annual Retirement Reception is coming up THIS Tues. June 6 at TCU Place. More details can be found below.
A final reminder for the Diocesan Family Fun and Faith Day happening next Friday, June 9 - you are invited come out and enjoy the BBQ, kids activities and an awesome presentation for adults! More details remain below.
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.
That's it for this week! We got our first Rider win of the season last weekend (our first pre-season win since 2014 - we'll take it!) and this Friday we head to Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers. At least this game will be televised so we can actually SEE what our Riders are looking like while we cheer them on! GO Trevor Harris (new QB) and GO Riders!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Enjoy whatever sunshine we get this weekend - it seems like there is a LOT of rain in the forecast! At least the seeding is now 90% done. Let's pray for lots of sunshine on Sunday for our Parish BBQ! I hope to see you there! Happy Holy Trinity Sunday and talk to you next week!
What's Happening in Our Parish:
For Mon. June 5 - Sun. June 11
Mon. June 5
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm ~ Weekly Adoration
Tues. June 6
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
6:45 pm ~ RCIA Meeting
Wed. June 7
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Thurs. June 8
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
9:00 am - 6:00 pm ~ Full Day Adoration
Fri. June 9
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
1:30 pm ~ Funeral Mass for Mike Caswell
Sat. June 10
5:00 pm ~ Mass
Sun. June 11
10:00 am ~ Mass
For the Week of June 5 - 10
Mon. June 5:
~ Lay-Lead Liturgy - No Mass Intentions
Tues. June 6:
~ Sally Hoelke -† (R: Ray & Judy Hickey)
Wed. June 7:
~ The Ghedremedhin Family - H & B (R: Mehari Ghedremedhin)
Thurs. June 8:
~ Ken Roberts - H & B - 75th Birthday (R: Ray & Judy HIckie)
Fri. June 9:
~ Lloyd Abrey - † (R: St. Philip School Staff)
Sat. June 10:
(Note: † = Repose of the Soul; H & B = Health & Blessings, R = Requested by)
Family Fun Parish BBQ!
THIS Sunday, June 4
Come one, come all! It's time to celebrate our beautiful Spring/Summer weather as well as each other! And what better way to do that than by having a good old family BBQ? Our Parish Family BBQ will be held on Sunday, June 4, after the 10 am Mass, so from around 11 am - 1 pm, out back in and around the St. Philip School gym.
The Parish will be supplying the hamburgers and hotdogs, and we ask that parishioners sign up on the posted sheets in the Welcome Area to indicate how many are coming from your family. As far as what you can contribute to the food table, here are the two categories, according to your last name:
Last names A-K: Please bring SAVOURY (ie: salads. appetizers, veggies)
Last names L-Z: Please bring SWEET (ie: dessert or fruit)
There are also four "Volunteer Sign-Up sheets" for folks to help with the BBQ set-up, food serving, Kid’s Zone and take-down/clean-up. Pick one! Many hands make light work so please help out where you are able. This is one of our biggest Parish events of the year, so we hope you will join us for some great food, family fun and fellowship!
Knights of Columbus Hamburger & Hot Dog Fundraiser BBQ's are back!
June 17 & 24
Speaking of BBQ's, the St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus will once again be firing up their BBQ's at the Canadian Tire at Preston Crossing for their annual summer fundraiser!Merv Schneider and his brother Knights will be grilling and serving up some delicious hamburgers and hotdogs just for you!
The first two BBQ's of this year will be on Saturdays,June 17 and 24. Save those dates!Head over to Preston Crossing to do your Saturday shopping then stop by Canadian Tire, any time between 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, and have a delicious lunch and a nice little visit - and support our K of C at the same time! It's a win-win!
Parish Liturgical Ministries
Sacrament of Baptism: "Congratulations and Blessings" to the families who are celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism this weekend! Please keep in prayer:
Anika Janssens, daughter of Lisa and Ian;
Theodore Lalonde, son of Elizabeth and Andre;
Noa Sarauer, daughter of Alexandra and Joseph;
Finn Hartery, son of Emily and Matthew;
Rip Richard, son of Angie and David; and
NashMortensen, son of Chelsea and Matthew.
God bless them all as they grow in their faith journey, learning more about Jesus Christ!
Liturgical Ministries: The next schedule is available for the rest of June and also for July. Most people should have received a copy by email. If you need a paper copy, please contact Shirley at the Parish.
St. Philip Neri Feast Day Draw:Thank you to all those who entered the St. Philip Neri draws in the Welcome Area! Congratulations to the following people who won a little prize. The winners are Louise Rochon, Mary Nordick, and Logyn Pederson. Let’s continue to joyfully build the kingdom of God!
St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus Council #9539
Post-High School Scholarship
Spread the word! Post-secondary education is costly, so to help out, the St. Philip Neri K of C are once again offering a post-high school scholarship of $500. Though preferences will be extended to children or grandchildren of a member of the St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus Council #9539, and a graduate from a Catholic high school, all applications will be considered.
The deadline for scholarship applications is Saturday, September 30.
Application forms are available in the Parish Office.
Freedom Fridays 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!
Please note: There will be NO Freedom Friday on June 16, due to the Knights of Columbus celebration being held in the Welcome Area on that same evening.
Timbits Time THIS Weekend!
Our next fellowship/treat time after the weekend Masses will be Timbits Time, THIS weekend, June 3/4, the first weekend of the month. Be sure to stop in the Welcome Area after both Masses to enjoy some yummy Timbits (supplied by our wonderful 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:
June 3/4 - Timbits Time (K of C) - Note: After theSat. June 3 Mass only
June 17/18 - Cookie Time (Parishioners)
July 1/2 - Timbits Time (TBD)
July 15/16 - Cookie Time (Parishioners)
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.
JUNE Food Collection
For the Food Bank
For the month of JUNE, we are collecting peanut butter and jam for the Friendship Inn. The Donation Bin remains in the Welcome Area, just inside the front doors of the church, on the right. Let's keep filling it up!
In addition, there is always a need for other non-perishables. Please be sure to check "best before" dates. Thanks for your thoughtful and ongoing support!
St. Philip Neri Parish Bereavement Support
Tuesday, June 6
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, June 6, 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. June 14 - at Smiley's!
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.
Please note: This next session, which will be the final one for this season, will be held over at Smiley's Restaurant, on Wednesday, June 14. Lunch will begin at 12:00 noon, with regular card-playing to follow.
For more information, please call the president, Sylvia Godbout, at (306) 374-9085.
Special Collections 2023
Sunday, October 22: Evangelization of Nations (World Mission)
Note: Additional "Special Offering" envelopes can always be found in the Welcome Area at the entrance of the church. Please make cheques payable to St. Philip Neri Parish, with the specific special collection written on the memo line. Thank you for your ongoing generosity!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Monday evening (except for long weekends), from 6 pm to 10 pm, and also every second Thursday of the month, from 9 am to 6 pm, people are invited to pray with the Blessed Sacrament in the main area of the church.
The next full day Adoration will be Thursday, June 8, from 9 am-6 pm.
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention for the Week of June 4
We give thanks to God for the women of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada who are gathering this week for a Provincial Convention in our Diocese. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and with the help of their patron, Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel, we pray that the CWL will continue to discern our ever-faithful God’s call to serve, to witness, and to seek justice and build God’s Kingdom each day.
“Saint and Paint” – Barbecue, Art Auction and Movie Night
Thursday, June 8
The Knights of Columbus Council 8215 presents this exciting event on Thursday, June 8 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family Parish Hall, featuring a barbecue, art sale, and the showing of the movie “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love.” The event features over 70 pieces of art created by the Ursuline Sisters of Prelate, to be sold by Silent Auction, with all proceeds going towards sending the children of Ukrainian refugee families in Saskatoon to Blackstrap Youth Camp this summer, and to help them with cost of school supplies in the fall.
The schedule for Thursday, June 8 is:
5:00 pm: Welcome and Art Viewing
5:30 pm: Barbecued burgers and hotdogs (free-will donation)
7:00 pm: Movie showing of the unique film “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love"
9:00 - 9:30 pm – Art Auction (Silent Auction and Table Sales)
This fascinating and inspirational film, "Mother Teresa: No Greater Love", reveals both who Mother Teresa was, and how her singular vision to serve Christ through the poor is realized to this day, through the religious order she founded, the Missionaries of Charity. Produced by the Knights of Columbus, filmed on five continents and featuring unprecedented access to both institutional archives and the apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity, “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” chronicles the life of Mother Teresa and the profound spiritual and physical impact she and the Missionaries of Charity have had — and continue to have — on Catholics and non-Catholics alike throughout the world. The documentary also addresses Mother Teresa’s admitted periods of spiritual darkness while serving the poorest of the poor, and her friendship with another revered saint, Pope John Paul II.
Everyone is welcome to this wonderful evening of beautiful art, good food and an amazing movie depicting one of our most beloved saints. No ticket is necessary but there will be a free will offering.
Saskatoon Alliance for Life Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, June 27
The Saskatoon Alliance for Life AGM (Annual General Meeting) will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 7 pm at St. Joseph Rectory, 535 8th St. E, (the building to the west of the church).
All are invited to come with input, ideas and talent! Alliance for Life is an educational organization that offers a Resource Centre of Pro-Life materials. Find more information about Alliance for Life by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the button below:
Tragically, the violent war in Ukraine rages on and many of our Ukrainian brothers and sisters are leaving their beloved homeland to find safety for themselves and their families here in Canada. Are you interested in finding ways to help those who are fleeing to Canada from war-torn Ukraine? They continue to need our help!
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan was established in 1972 and is the provincial council of the national UCC. The UCC represents and serves nearly 150 cultural and other Ukrainians grassroots organizations throughout the province. UCC Saskatchewan has also been engaged with the settlement of Ukrainians and other newcomers for well over 15 years. To receive updates and/or find out about a range of ways to help, please visit the UCC website by clicking on the button below:
Queen's House is offering a "Silent Guided Retreat: “Be Still and Know …”, beginning THISFriday June 9, at 6:30 pm and ending on Sunday June 11, at 1:00 pm, lead by retreat leader Dianne Mantyka, D. Min.
Take time to draw away, to be still and to encounter God - who loves you, and is for you, with you, within you. This weekend will provide you with opportunities to be in silence, to pray with scriptures, to reflect, rest, and to meet with a spiritual director. Come to this peaceful setting to be refreshed in God’s presence. Become renewed for all that life holds for you. Available to those who choose to live at Queen’s House (recommended) and those who need to commute. Registration deadline is THIS Monday, June 5. Register on the Queen’s House website by clicking on the button below, or by calling (306) 242-1916.
Supplies Needed for Summer Camps for Newcomer and Refugee Children
Saskatoon Open Door Society
TheSaskatoon Open Door Society is a non-profit organization that welcomes and assists refugees and immigrants to become informed and effective participants in Canadian society.
Throughout July and August, Open Door Society’s “Settlement Support Worker in Schools” (SSWIS) program is facilitating summer camps for newcomer children ages 6 to 18 years and is seeking donations of arts and crafts supplies and sports equipment for the camps.
Camp Compassion: A Day Camp for Kids at Queen’s House
Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Friday, Aug. 11
Camp Compassion: A Day Camp for Kids at Queen’s Housewill be held for four consecutive days on Tues. Aug. 8 - Fri. Aug. 11, from 9 am to 4 pm each day. Families are encouraged to sign their kids up for Camp Compassion, a four-day summer camp where kids will explore what it means to have compassion for others, ourselves, and the world. These themes will be explored through music, play, art, and friendship. Lunch and snacks will be provided. This day camp is open to kids in Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre is excited to be offering our beautiful facility, grounds, and qualified staff in offering this camp for children, in partnership with the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and several Saskatoon churches. The theme of compassion will flow in the program from Psalm 104, a psalm which exults God as the Creator and Provider of all good things. The camp is limited to 45 kids, so register soon on our website to secure your spot(s) for your kids, by clicking on the button below:
The annual Blumenfeld Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Sorrows Grotto and historic Saints Peter and Paul Church at Blumenfeld, SK, will be held Sunday, June 11, with Bishop Mark Hagemoen presiding at Mass. The annual event begins with opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 2 pm and celebration of the Rosary and Mass at 3 pm. The pilgrimage site is located 16 km south and 6 km east of Leader, SK, just off Hwy 21. For more information about the Blumenfeld pilgrimage, please contact Little Flower Parish, Leader, SK, at (306) 628-4366 or St. Mary Parish, Fox Valley, SK, at (306) 666-2043.
Pilgrimage to the historic St. Anthony Church at Grosswerder, SK with Bishop Mark Hagemoen, will be held on Tuesday, June 13, the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, beginning with a cemetery blessing and procession at 6:30 pm, followed by Mass at 7 pm. The church is located at: NW1/4-10-37-27-W-3rd - Eye Hill RM 382, SK.For more information about the June 13 event at Grosswerder, please contact St. Mary Parish, Macklin, SK, at (306) 753-2063.
GSCS Annual Retirement Reception
Tuesday, June 6
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 & 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, SK, 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, click on the button below, or contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841 or email@example.com for more information.
Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre welcomes you!
Queen’s House offers a wealth of interesting, inspiring and faith-building programming and retreats, combining in-person and online events using Zoom. For more information on what is being offered now and in the future, please check out their contact information and website below.
As you continue with your Spring cleaning, or perhaps you are down-sizing, don’t forget the CWL Clothing Depot! The Depot is in need of new and gently-worn clothing, as well as cutlery, pots and pans, blankets, towels, small appliances in good working condition, and warm winter coats and jackets (to have on hand for fall). Donations will be gratefully accepted when dropped off at the Depot at 619 20th St. W. Please use the back door.
New drop-off hours are 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Again, we are asking for volunteers to work at the Depot. Please call Bea, at (306) 242-5042 to set up a time. We look forward to meeting you!
Note: Donations may also be dropped off here at St. Philip Neri Parish, in the large bin on the LEFT hand side (under the coat rack), as you come into the Welcome Area. Thank you for all your wonderful donations, all year round!
Another Adoration Opportunity
A Holy Hour for the Feminine Heart
Take time away to refresh your soul and spend time with new friends. All women are invited to a monthly Holy Hour followed by refreshments and fellowship, held at 7 pm on the first Thursday of every monthat Holy Spirit Parish. The evening includes adoration, a short Gospel reflection led by Fr. Joseph Salihu, quiet prayer, benediction, and rosary. All are welcome to join us.
Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon
Next Monthly Mass - Sun. June 18
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, June 18, 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, June 3 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
St. Philip Neri Facebook Page
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