Our Weekly Parish Newsletter for Sunday, May 28 - Pentecost Sunday
"'When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.'"
(Acts 2. 1-11)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, May 28
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”.
PENTECOST: Our COMMITMENT to live as CHURCH, Messengers of hope and healing, blessings and beauty … Empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
It is the words that speak boldly of my intentions, and the actions,
which speak louder than words.
It is making the time when there is none, coming through time after time,
after time, year after year after year.
Commitment is persistent.
Commitment is the stuff character is made of
– the power to change the face of things.
It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
Commitment is believing that God can bless me with the foolishness to think that I,
that we, can make a difference in the world, even though others think (and say)
that it can’t be done.
Lord, give me the strength and courage and fortitude to be a committed disciple,
to live as a Resurrected person.
So… wherever you go, go with God, the Advocate … whenever you go, go make a difference.
What is the “difference”? – we speak a new language:
It’s the language of PEACE rather than of war,
It’s the language of RECONCILIATION rather than of conflict,
It’s the language of CO-OPERATION rather than of competition,
It’s the language of FORGIVENESS rather than of vengeance,
It’s the language of HOPE rather than of despair,
It’s the language of TOLERANCE rather than of bigotry,
It’s the language of FRIENDSHIP rather than of hostility,
It’s the language of UNITY rather than of division,
It’s the language of LOVE rather than of hate or indifference.
This “new language” gives rise to a new community, a community of faith and love, rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit. This is the miracle of Pentecost. And it is a miracle which, thankfully, still happens … here at St. Philip Neri Parish. 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
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.
Here we go into the final week of May already, with June arriving on Thursday! I am praying that our summer months don't fly by as quickly as these past two months of Spring have!
As May winds down, we certainly have been blessed with beautiful, steady rains this past week. Even though the skies have been a bit gloomy, the air is spring-fresh (Amen!) and everything looks so lush and green! Seeding is humming along, with almost 80% complete already. Gorgeous temperatures and sunny skies look to be returning early next week and continuing on well into June, which will do wonders in helping our newly-planted vegetable gardens, flowerbeds and crops to take hold and then flourish throughout this year's growing season. Thank you, Lord, for the gentle spring rains!
Now, let's see what's coming up in our Parish and around our Diocese for the remainder of May and into June:
Our Parish AGM (Annual General Meeting) is coming up THIS Sunday, May 28, following the 10 am Mass. Did I mention that delicious, home-made cinnamon buns and refreshments will be provided? Yum! Come out and learn more about what has been and is occuring in YOUR Parish! Please see more details below.
A reminder that parishioner Doreen Barry is turning 90! Be sure to stop by her Birthday "Come and Go Tea" THIS Sunday, May 28 in our Welcome Area! More details can be found below.
Don't forget! Sunday, June 4 is our St. Philip Neri Parish Family Fun Spring BBQ! Be sure to join us for this awesome Parish event! Please see all the details below and remember to sign up in the Welcome Area ASAP 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!
THANK YOU to our Art & Environment Team for all the lovely flowers you planted this week to bring us joy as we enter the church. Your hard work is SO appreciated - and so pretty!
The St. Philip Neri K of C are once again offering a $500 post-high school scholarship. Please see more details below.
Freedom Fridays have resumed! Please read more details below, and feel free to join us for some great food and socializing! New faces are warmly welcomed!
For the last week of May, we continue to collect 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 Tuesday, June 6, from 1-3 pm. Please scroll down for more information.
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! Gotta love Youth Group fundraisers!
As far as some Diocesan announcements go, please scroll down below to learn all about the "Saint and Paint" - BBQ, Art Auction and Movie Night - 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!
Here's another new opportunity - for the ladies. A Recollection Event for Women is happening over at St. Francis Parish next Friday, June 2. See the schedule for this wonderful evening event below.
Pope Francis needs our help to bring peace to Sudan. Join Canadians all across our land in a special online Rosary for Sudan THIS Sat. May 27. Please see all the details and how to register, below.
Final reminder about the upcoming Steak Night Fundraiser being hosted by the Saskatoon Pregnancy Options and Support Centre on Tues. May 30. Please scroll down for all the details about supporting this very worthy cause.
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 reminder that the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Annual Retirement Reception is coming up on Tues. June 6 at TCU Place. More details can be found below.
Summertime also means lots of garage sales! For all you bargain-hunters, here's a BIG one for you - St. Patrick Parish's Garage Sale, on Fri. June 2! They are also looking for any items you might want to donate to this sale (pick-up supplied!). Please see all the details 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 and get this one on your calendar!
Final reminder that Grow Hope Saskatchewan is back for another growing season! Find out down below 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.
Don't forget that THIS Saturday, May 27, there will be a fantastic day of fun out in Delisle as a fundraiser for the Hospice at Glengarda. Head on out for five hours of fun in support of this AMAZING hospice facility, so that they may continue to offer incredible love, care, "special treatment" and support to those family members who are in the end-stages of their lives. All the details are below.
Final reminder thatthe 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.
Finally, treat your family to a delicious Pancake Breakfast over at St. Joseph's Hall on Broadway THIS Sunday, May 28.
That's it for this week! It's finally here - our first pre-season Roughrider game against BC THIS Sat. May 27! It seems like forever since we've been able to watch CFL football and cheer on our Riders! While this game doesn't count, it will still be great fun to see what that group of back-up quarterbacks can do, as well as check out our "new and improved" offensive line. Cheer loud and proud!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Enjoy the sunshine that is coming - and best of luck with getting the rest of your flowers and gardens planted! Talk to you next week!
What's Happening in Our Parish:
For Mon. May 29 - Sun. June 4
Mon. May 29
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm ~ Weekly Adoration
Tues. May 30
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
6:45 pm ~ RCIA Meeting
Wed. May 24
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
1:00 pm ~ Golden Age Cards
Thurs. May 25
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Fri. May 26
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Sat. May 27
5:00 pm ~ Mass & Timbits Time
Sun. May 28
10:00 am ~ Mass & Baptisms (No Timbits Time due to Parish BBQ)
11:15 am ~ Parish BBQ in St. Philip School Gym!
For the Week of May 29 - June 3
Mon. May 29:
~ Lay-Lead Liturgy - No Mass Intentions
Tues. May 30:
~ Elaine Hargarten -† (R: Bill & Eleanor Edwards)
Wed. May 31:
~ Doreen Barry - † (R: Elaine & Alf)
Thurs. June 1:
~ Jenny Matkowski - † (R: Ioneloch & family)
Fri. June 2:
~ The Ghedremedhin Family – H & B (R: Mehari Ghedremedhin)
Sat. June 3:
~ Diana Brenman - H & B (R: The Butchko Family)
(Note: † = Repose of the Soul; H & B = Health & Blessings, R = Requested by)
St. Philip Neri Parish AGM (Annual General Meeting)
THIS Sunday, May 28
THIS Sunday, May 28, the Parish AGM will be held in the Welcome Area after the Sunday 10 am Mass, so beginning around 11:15 am. Please stay (or come back if you attend the Saturday 5 pm Mass) and join us for some amazing, home-made cinnamon buns and refreshments while you learn more about what has been happening in our Parish over the past year and what may lie ahead for us. The Financial Report will also be presented. There is always time allotted to address any questions you may have. It is important for us to be informed, engaged parishioners as it is US who ARE the Parish! We had a great turn-out at last year's AGM but we think we can do even better this Sunday! See you there!
90th Birthday Come & Go Tea for Doreen Barry!
THIS Sunday, May 28
Doreen Barry and her family will be celebrating Doreen's 90th birthday THIS Sunday, May 28, with a Come & Go Tea, here in our Welcome Area, from 1:30 - 4:00 pm. Be sure to stop by and wish Doreen a Happy 90th Birthday! Way to go, Doreen!
Family Fun Parish Spring BBQ!
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. 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!
To our Art & Environment Gals!
We wish to extend a HUGE, heart-felt THANK YOU to our amazing Art & Environment Team for all their hard work this week in planting the pretty flowers in our Parish flower beds, planters and containers! The fresh colours are already bright and cheerful and will only get more so as they grow and flourish in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for making our church look so lovely and welcoming! Way to go, Ladies!
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.
Parish Liturgical Ministries
Liturgical Ministries: The next
schedule will be 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
Rest In Peace – Please keep in prayer the family and friends
of Jack Schwan as he is now
resting in the arms of our Lord. We also hold in prayer all those who have died
this week in tragic accidents.
Now back up and running!
Freedom Fridays have resumed, running 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!
Timbits Time NEXT Weekend!
Our next fellowship/treat time after the weekend Masses will be Timbit Time, NEXT 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)
June 17/18 - Cookie Time (Parishioners)
July 1/2 - Timbits Time (K of C)
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.
MAY Food Collection
For the Food Bank
For the final week 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, 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. May 31
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 31. 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, 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 upcoming Adoration schedule:
Monday evenings: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 (from 6 pm-10 pm)
The next full day Adoration will be on Thursday, June 8, from 9 am-6 pm.
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention for the Week of May 21
We pray as a Diocesan family that all those who are fleeing oppression, persecution, war and violence in our world will find shelter and safety, sustained by the compassion and care of others.
“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 200 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.
Recollection Event for Women
Friday, June 2
A special invitation to all the ladies. A Recollection Event for Women will be held on Friday, June 2, at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 222 Willow St. (corner of Melrose Ave. and Hilliard St.).
The schedule is as follows:
Confession at 6 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Meditation at 7 pm
Silent Adoration at 7:40 pm
Examination of Conscience at 7:55 pm
Reserve of the Blessed Sacrament at 8:10 pm
Talk at 8 pm
All women are welcome to this quiet, impactful Recollection Event.
Rosary for Peace in Sudan
THIS Saturday, May 27 at 10 am
Following Pope Francis' call for an "immediate end to the violence" in Sudan, where deadly fighting between the army and paramilitaries has been raging since mid-April, Development and Peace - Caritas Canada
is organizing a time of prayer for the fulfillment of the Pope's call for renewed dialogue in that country. Please join a pan-Canadian, online, bilingual Rosary for Peace in Sudan THIS Saturday, May 27 at 10 am SK time (12 pm EDT).
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 four 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.
St. Patrick Parish Garage Sale
Friday, June 2
St. Patrick Parish, 3339 Centennial Drive, will be holding a Parish Garage Sale on Fri. June 2 from 12-8 pm and Sat. June 3 from 9 am-4 pm.
Donated items are welcomed and can be dropped off at St. Patrick Parish during office hours (please use the west-side office doors, Monday to Friday 9 am - noon, 1 pm - 4:30 pm) or before weekend Masses.
Want to get rid of some stuff that has been collecting dust for far too long? Give it to a good cause! Donations of household items, books, small appliances, jewelry, household plants, sporting goods, lawn and garden equipment, tools, working electronics, and anything useful to someone else are greatly welcomed!
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.
Delisle Fund-raising Event for the Hospice at Glengarda
THIS Saturday, May 27
A bake sale fund-raiser for the Hospice at Glengarda, in memory of Dianne Antoneshyn, will be held THIS Saturday, May 27 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Co-op Parking lot in Delisle, SK, just west of Saskatoon.
All proceeds will go to the stand-alone 15-bed Glengarda Hospice, through the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, “in gratitude for their dignified end-of-life care.” In addition to the massive bake sale, there will be raffles, a 50-50 draw, games, a bouncy castle and face painting by donation, as well as a cash barbecue. All are welcome!
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.
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.
Delicious Monthly Pancake Breakfasts
St. Joseph's Hall on Broadway - THIS Sunday, 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. 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, May 27 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
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