Our Weekly Parish Newsletter for Sunday, June 18 - 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time & Father's Day!
"When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.'
Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness."
(Matthew 9.36 - 10.8)
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, June 18
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”.
When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9: 36-38)
The word COMPASSION comes from the Latin word: (com) which means (with) and (pati) which means (to suffer) … to have compassion means “to suffer with”.
A person in misery does not need a look or comment that judges and criticizes, but rather a comforting presence - compassion. Jesus looked at the ordinary people, and seeing how needy they were, he had compassion on them; he shared in their pain and struggles. His compassion meant that he identified, and responded, with what was happening inside of them.
His thoughts: “I accept into my heart the misery in yours; I become one with you in your pain. By understanding your human condition and sharing in it, I make it possible for you to bear it.
Let us pray: “Lord, give us warm and generous hearts, so that we may be agents of your compassion to others.”
As Jesus had compassion over the lost sheep of Israel, how do you/I have compassion over the lost sheep of St. Philip Neri Parish? Last Sunday we celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Jesus. As food becomes (one) with our bodies, so too, the Body of Christ/communion, is (one) with our body and soul.
However, we see – all too often – that the Body of Christ, the Children of God, is broken and dis-membered. WHY? Because hurting people hurt people! The brokenness and hurts in us, struggling to live life in a wholesome and life-giving way, is easily passed on to others. Unfortunately, we hurt others because we are hurting inside. Again, we realize, what is not transformed (healed) in us is often transmitted to others.
We often pray, “Wherever you go, go with God. And, whenever you go, go make a difference.” How can we “make a difference”? --- with COMPASSION. When we share/empathize in the suffering of others, it not only eases their pain and brokenness, but it can also ease the pain and brokenness within ourselves.
At St. Philip Neri Parish we have begun a new liturgical gesture, to invite a person/family to carry in the Processional Cross at our Eucharistic celebrations. This very gesture says to others - as we admit our family’s brokenness and sins to you, we also carry your sins and brokenness to the altar, asking God’s forgiveness and healing … a powerful gesture of compassion.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is not just an admission of my sins to the priest, but also a significant awareness of God’s love and compassion for me, and that God wants me to be healed and strengthened in His grace. It is also a healing of the Body of Christ, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
The Sacrament of the Eucharist is God’s greatest gesture of love and compassion for me, for us - when Jesus gives his very life (the Eucharistic food) for healing and spiritual nourishment.
In the Eucharistic prayer, we pray: “Make holy these gifts (bread and wine) by sending down your Spirit, so that they may become for us the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ”.
My YES, my AMEN, is my response of compassion to others. It says, “As I am healed in Christ, so I want you to be healed in Christ.” When we share of the “one Bread”, we spiritually and existentially become “one with each other”. May St. Philip Neri Parish be my/your family in which we can live compassion in a real and life-giving way. As Jesus says, “I tell you this so that your joy may be complete”.
God is good … all the time! Especially when we reach out and care for each other.
Encouraged by St. Paul who said to the Colossians, and to us, “You are the people of God. God loves you and chooses you as his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience … always be thankful. Christ’s message in all its richness must live in your hearts.
Praise be Jesus Christ … and Mary Immaculate
St. Philip Neri … pray for us
St. Eugene de Mazenod … pray for us
St. Kateri Tekakwitha … pray for us
God is good … all the time.
Fr. Mike Dechant OMI
Something from the Parish:
It is with great joy that I announce to you that Fr. Doug Jeffrey OMI will be joining me/us as a member of the Parish Pastoral Team, starting Monday, July 24, 2023.
Fr. Bill Stang OMI will return to reside at Trinity Manor. It is with full and heart-filled gratitude that I thank Fr. Bill for his wonderful support of me here in the Parish, and for sharing Eucharist and personal presence with all of you. Fr. Bill, wherever you go, go with God … whenever you go, go make a difference, with compassion and love. Thank you and God bless you.
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.
Happy Father's Day!
Happy Father's Day to all of our fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers and God-fathers! Thank you for ALL you do for us! We wish you a relaxing, fun-filled day with your family. We also honour all our fathers who have gone before us - may we continue to be be grateful for all those important life-lessons, and the positive impact they continue to have in our daily lives. Thanks, Dad!
Now, let's see what's coming up in our Parish and around our Diocese for June and beyond:
Everybody can use a little break over the summer, so consequently the following activities will not run during the months of July and August - Lay-Presided Liturgies on Monday mornings, Freedom Fridays, Timbit/Cookie Time after weekend Masses and Golden Age card-playing. More details can be found below.
Are you missing a Tupperware container or glass cake pan? It might just be here at the church! We have a number of food containers here in our church kitchen that we would like picked up before the end of June. See more details directly below.
Don't forget that our Knights of Columbus will be starting up their Hamburger and Hot Dog BBQ Fundraisers THIS Saturday, June 17, over at Canadian Tire (Preston Crossing), and will have their second BBQ NEXT Saturday June 24. The rest of the details are just below. Be sure to stop by!
Due to Anastasia's departure, we are once again looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant for our Parish Office. Please see the details of this position below.
The St. Philip Neri K of C are once again offering a $500 post-high school scholarship. Please see more details below.
Just a reminder that there will NO Freedom Friday gathering on Friday, June 16. Also please note that the last Freedom Friday will be on June 30, the gathering will take a break for the summer months, and will resume in September. More details are below.
THIS weekend will be the FINAL Cookie Time for the season after this weekend's Masses on June 17/18. Scroll down for more information.
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 Saskatoon community! Check out details below.
Thenext Bereavement Support group will be on Tuesday, June 20, from 1-3 pm. Please scroll down for more information.
A reminder that the Golden Age Card players will be also be taking their summer break, and will resume their card-playing sessions again in September.
Please note:Adoration on Thursday, July 13 will be from 9 am to 1 pm, (instead of to 6 pm), and will be held in the Chapel.
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! Some things never change! There are also a few "Church Bulletin Bloopers" for a few extra smiles!
As far as some Diocesan announcements go:
There is a CWL Online Rosary of Reconciliation coming up on Wed. June 21. Please scroll down for all the details.
Here are a couple of terrific August Ignite Summer Camps for our youth lead by the FacetoFace group! Check out all the cool details down below.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is hoping that every Catholic parish will have host the workshop called "Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care". To learn more about it, check out the details below.
The Diocesan Sts. Benedict & Scholastica Formation Program is accepting new applications for the 2023-24 year. To find out more about this wonderful program and how to get involved, scroll down below, in green.
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.
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!
The Summer Pilgrimages continue! Please see below for all the pilgrimages coming up for the months of July and August, down below, in blue.
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 in August. Talk about helping our kids learn about how to be compassionate people while having a blast doing fun activities with others!
Save the date! The Grow Hope Field Day, out at Bruno, is happening on Sun. Aug. 13. Scroll down below to meet the farmers involved with this important event and for more details.
Queen's House Retreat and Renewal Centre offers SO many faith-building programs and retreats that are open to all of us. New ones are being added all the time. 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! That was quite the win this week by the Vegas Golden Nights to clinch their first Stanley Cup - special congrats to all our SK boys on that team! And how about those Riders! We now we have our first regular season win - and next up are the Bluebombers this Friday evening at home! Extra cheering will be needed to keep our winning streak going!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and don't forget to spoil Dad a bit on Father's Day! The weather is looking good with some nice moderate temperatures, (hopefully) smokeless skies and maybe a few showers to freshen things up. Enjoy this great June weather and hopefully some special, quality time with Dad! Talk to you next week!
Father's Day Blessings,
What's Happening in Our Parish:
For Mon. June 19 - Sun. June 25
Mon. June 19
8:30 am ~ Lay-Lead Liturgy & coffee
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm ~ Weekly Adoration
Tues. June 20
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
10:30 am ~ School Year-End Mass for St. Philip & Pope John Paul Il
7:00 pm ~ Refugee Committee Meeting in Welcome Area
Wed. June 21
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
6:30 pm ~ Pope John Paul II Grade 8 Liturgy & Farewell
Thurs. June 22
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Fri. June 23
8:30 am ~ Morning Mass & coffee
Sat. June 24
5:00 pm ~ Mass
Sun. June 25
10:00 am ~ Mass
For the Week of June 19 - 24
Mon. June 19:
~ Lay-Lead Liturgy - No Mass Intentions
Tues. June 20:
~ Fr. Bill Lorentz -† (R: The Schnell Family)
Wed. June 21:
~ The Ghedremedhin Family - H & B(R: Mehari Ghedremedhin)
Thurs. June 22:
~ Albina Olynyk - † (R: The Pawluk Family)
Fri. June 23:
~ Mike Caswell - † (R: Glenda Nieman)
Sat. June 24:
(Note: † = Repose of the Soul; H & B = Health & Blessings, R = Requested by)
Parish Revenue and Expenses
Wages & Benefits
Light & Water
Please note: Due to a malfunctioning module on our gas meter, the readings going to SK Energy were incorrect for about six months. When a new meter was installed, this was corrected, and we owed SK Energy $7,038.97. This will be paid over five months (May-Sept.), along with our monthly bill, so you will see higher numbers until the end of Sept.
If you wish more information, please contact Joanne Lysyshyn at (306) 343-0325.
Please note that Lay-Presided Liturgies on Monday mornings will be taking a break for the summer months, July and August, and will resume again in September. Thank you to all those who do such a wonderful job of preparing for and leading these Liturgies and all those who faithfully attend! Have a great summer break!
Food Containers for Pick-up
We have a number of food containers - Tupperware, tins, glass pans, etc., that have been stacking up in the church kitchen. If any of these belong to you, it would be great if you could stop by the church and pick them up. We only have so much counter space in our kitchen so would like to see these items gone before the end of June. Come by on weekdays during office hours or before or after weekend Masses. Thanks so much!
Knights of Columbus Hamburger & Hot Dog Fundraiser BBQ's start THIS weekend!
June 17 & 24
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 Schenider 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 THISSat. June 17 and NEXT Sat. June 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
Congratulations and blessings to the following and their families and friends:
Colin Haughian and Emma Lepage who celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage this Friday, June 16th!
Masson and Carly Rae who are celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism with their little one, Benjamin Normand this Saturday, June 17th!
May our Lord bless them abundantly in their journey growing closer to Jesus in all they encounter! Amen.
Liturgical Ministry Update: There is a list of the Mass ministers for both weekend Masses on the Missalette table where there is a large picture frame. Most Sacristans find it easier to know that all ministers have arrived if, when you arrive, you either cross off your name or highlight it with the marker. If you are taking someone’s place, please write down your name if possible and let the Sacristan know that information. Another idea may be to introduce yourself to the Sacristan too so the team of ministers for the Mass get to know each other. Most of the Welcomers are quite knowledgeable as to who the Sacristans are now. Let’s work together to joyfully build the kingdom of God! Thank you!
Part-Time Administrative Assistant Needed
St. Philip Neri Parish is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to work in our Parish Office for 17.5 hours each week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings.
The Administrative Assistant's duties will include:
Maintaining our Parish website and electronic Bulletin Board in the Welcome Area
Processing parishioner donations and collections
Answering phone calls and responding to visitors with hospitality and patience
Responding to emails and correspondence
Maintaining office equipment and ordering office supplies
Assisting the Pastor and other staff as may be necessary.
Candidates for the position should possess a Business Certificate and/or considerable office experience. They should be familiar with Microsoft Office and WordPress software; a working knowledge of “Parish Friendly Solutions” software would also be an asset.
Salary is commensurate with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon Salary Grid and related work experience. Applications/resumes may be sent to or dropped off at St. Philip Neri Parish, 1902 Munroe Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7J 1R8, or emailed to the Parish Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, June 30. For more information, please call (306) 343-0325.
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.
FINAL Two Freedom Fridays
Friday, June 23 & 30
The two final Freedom Fridays for the season will be on Friday, June 23 and 30, from 5 - 7 pm in the Welcome Area and/or Grotto Area. Freedom Fridays will resume in September.
REMINDER: There will be NO Freedom Friday THIS Friday, June 16, due to the Knights of Columbus celebration being held in the Welcome Area on that same evening.
FINAL Cookie Time THIS Weekend!
Our FINAL fellowship/treat time after the weekend Masses will be Cookie Time, THIS weekend, June 17/18 the third weekend of the month. Be sure to stop in the Welcome Area after both Masses to enjoy some delicious cookies (supplied by our parishioners), juice and fellowship!
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 20
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 20, 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
Taking a break for the summer
The Golden Age Group at St. Philip Neri is now taking a break from their regular card-playing for the summer months of July and August. Card-playing sessions will resume in September, every second Wednesday, from 1:30-4:00 pm in the Welcome Area. As always, new players will be welcomed!
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: June 19, 26 (from 6 pm-10 pm)
The next full day Adoration will be Thursday, July 13, from 9 am-1 pm(instead of 6 pm - please note this shortened time period). Also please note that Adoration will be in the Chapel.
A Few Extra Smiles - Church Bulletin "Bloopers"!
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water. 'The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get
rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,'
giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church
hall. Music will follow.
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention for the Week of June 18
Creator God, we pray that we who live in this land – Indigenous and non-Indigenous together – may experience healing and reconciliation, on a renewed journey of friendship, justice and peace. (National Indigenous Peoples’ Day June 21)
CWL Online Rosary of Reconciliation
Wednesday, June 21
All are welcome to join a Rosary of Reconciliation webinar on National Indigenous Peoples’ Day organized by the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, on Wednesday, June 21, beginning at 5 pm (SK time). Consider taking time in your day to pray and participate in this online event, a time to raise voices in prayer and meditation on the continuing need for reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
Please register online by clicking on the button below. The webinar is open to everyone – family, friends and neighbours! Register today!
IGNITE SK 2023 - Ignite is a week-long Catholic summer camp for teens (going into Grade 9 to graduating from Grade 12) who desire to grow in holiness! This jam-packed week is filled with excellent talks, amazing people, epic large group activities, daily Mass, Adoration, praise and worship, and much more! Youth will grow in their relationship with God and be empowered to go forward while striving to be a modern-day saint and a light to the world! Ignite SK 2023 - Week 2, will be hosted in Bruno, SK at St. Therese Institute from August 13-18. REGISTER TODAY online by clicking on the button below.
IGNITE JUNIOR SASKATCHEWAN- Ignite JR is a 3-day camp for youth in Grades 6-8. Ignite Junior is an opportunity for youth to grow in their faith in a fun and practical way. They will be immersed in the sacraments, listen to engaging speakers, participate in awesome games all while building authentic friendships. Ignite Junior SK will be hosted at Holy Family Cathedral in Saskatoon from August 27-29! REGISTER TODAY by clicking on the button below.
The Catholic Bishops of Canada have created a workshop called “Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care.” This four-module workshop seeks to empower and educate parishioners and address questions about palliative care, dying, death, suffering and bereavement. Each module includes Catholic moral and pastoral theology and medical expertise through video presentations.
The goal is to for this workshop to be presented in every parish community across Canada! Interested parishes, CWL and Knights of Columbus councils or anyone interested is invited to please contact our Diocesan Coordinator of Hospital Chaplaincy Jacqueline Saretsky at email@example.com or (306) 659-5839. For more information about this program and the vital information and support it provides for journeying through serious illness and at end-of-life, please see the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) website by clicking on the button below:
The Diocesan Sts. Benedict and Scholastica Formation Program
Accepting new Applications for 2023-24
The Diocesan Sts. Benedict and Scholastica Formation Program is now accepting applications for both men and women candidates for the year 2023-2024. This program aims to form young adult Catholics in pursuing holiness while living in the world. It consists of academic formation, which is provided through Saint Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan, in conjunction with spiritual, human, and pastoral formation provided through community living, prayer, and training in a house of formation. This program may be a period of vocation preparation and discernment and preparation for priesthood, religious life, or any form of lay vocation and ministry.
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:
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.
Holy Rosary Shrine Pilgrimage Walk will be held Saturday, July 8 from St. Peter Church in Unity, SK, to Holy Rosary Church and Shrine Site at Reward, SK. Join us for one mile, 10 miles, or 20 miles. To sign up or sponsor someone else’s mile, please contact Sheila Grant at (306) 228-7863 or Matthew Witzaney at: email@example.com. Proceeds raised by walking participants will go towards completing the restoration of the historic Holy Rosary Church at Reward.
Reward Pilgrimage will be held Sunday, July 9 at Holy Rosary Church and Shrine, located three km south of the hamlet of Reward, SK, beginning at 2 pm with Eucharistic adoration and confessions, followed by outdoor Mass with Bishop Mark Hagemoen presiding at 4 pm. Children are welcome to bring baskets and flowers to carry and spread during the procession. Parish banner representatives will also be in the Mass procession. A barbecue supper will follow - free-will offering.
Mount Carmel Pilgrimage will be held Sunday, July 16 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, located 5.2 km north of Carmel, SK, beginning at 9:30 am with Marian hymns, rosary and confessions, with outdoor Mass at 10:45 am with Bishop Mark Hagemoen presiding, blessing of the fields and blessing of the sick, followed by lunch (concession available) and time with the Blessed Sacrament, and Stations of the Cross (in groups).
St. Laurent Pilgrimage events will be held July 15-16 at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and pilgrimage site, located 12 km east of Duck Lake on grid road or take the road from the statue landmark on Hwy 11. Leading up to the pilgrimage, from July 6 to July 14, daily Mass and novena prayers will be celebrated at the historic shrine, weekdays at 7 pm and Sunday at 4 pm. The pilgrimage schedule for Saturday, July 15 begins with events at the Grotto: 3 pm prayer and Eucharistic adoration; 5 pm guest speaker Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR; 6 pm personal time, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - examination of conscience/priests available for confessions; 7:00 - 7:30 pm - Rosary/Marian devotion; 8 pm -Mass with Bishop Stephpen Hero; 9:30 pm torchlight procession to the cross on the hill, followed by adoration in the Log Church. The pilgrimage schedule for Sunday, July 16 includes Mass in Cree with Bishop Stephen Hero and Deacon Harry Lafond at 9 am (Imihew Aski Prayer Meadow at the old Pieta site); Mass in Fench with Bishop Emeritus Albert Thévenotat at 9:30 am (Grotto); Mass at 11 am with Bishop Stephen Hero (Grotto); guest speaker Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, at 1 pm followed by 2 pm - anointing of the sick and at 3 pm - The Way of the Cross. Events will also be held at St. Laurent pilgrimage site on Tuesday,August 15, including 7:30 pm Mass with candlelight procession. For more information, please see the website at: www.padiocese.ca/st-laurent-shrine or phone (306) 467-2057, or (306) 467-2047.
Rama Pilgrimage will be held August 14-15 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, located at St. Anthony Church, 104 - 1st St N, Rama, SK, beginning at 3 pm on Mon. August 14 (Mass at 8 pm with Archbishop Donald Bolen) and continuing from 8:30 am - noon on Tuesday, August 15 with Mass in Polish, Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite and Mass in English with anointing of the sick, etc. Find more information about the Rama pilgrimage at www.Ramashrine.ca.
St. Philomena Walking Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Regina, will be happening again this year on Aug. 11-14. We start on Fri. August 11 in Yorkton and finish on Mon. August 14 at Rama (where an annual pilgrimage is held on Aug. 14-15). St. Philomena Walking Pilgrimage is a guided pilgrimage with rest stops, meals, support vehicles, and a trailer carrying tents and sleeping gear to each overnight stop. Pilgrims are invited to join us for all or part of the walk. For more information, please see the website at www.stphilomena.ca or phone (306) 728-5525.
SUMMER PILGRIMAGE INFORMATION - TheLINK to Summer Pilgrimages 2023 (PDF) summary can be found by clicking on the button below:
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:
Grow Hope Saskatchewan will hold a 2023 Field Day in conjunction with the Bruno Cherry Festival on Sunday, Aug. 13. There will be a booth set up to celebrate the growing season and provide opportunities to learn more about the work being done by abroad. In addition, there will be an opportunity to meet one of the Grow Hope farming families in the Bruno area and tour acres of land donated to help feed those in need around the world. Join the fun of the Bruno Cherry Festival in Bruno, SK., and witness the solidarity of Grow Hope farmers, staff, volunteers, and donors teaming up to help raise money to feed hungry people in the Global South and to improve long-term food security. Grow Hope invites participation through sponsorship of 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 the Grow Hope crops grown by participating farm families (this in turn has been matched 4:1 through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s partnership with Global Affairs Canada). For more information or to donate, click on the button below, or contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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 17 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
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