Our Weekly Newsletter for Nov. 27/22 The First Sunday of Advent
"Keep awake, therefore, for you do not know what day your Lord is coming ... you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour. "
(Matthew 24. 37-44)
The First Sunday of Advent
Message from Fr. Mike for Sunday, Nov. 20
My dear St. Philip Neri Parishioners,
Life is fragile, handle with prayer!
As St. Mary MacKillop of Australia assures us, “Do not let your troubles disturb your trust in God.”
May MacKillop was an educator, a pioneer and a leader (a Sister of St. Joseph) who said: “Never see a need without doing something about it” – regardless of their situation or race.
A young fellow in our school was angered and deeply saddened when he saw and heard a group of students tormenting and harassing a Chinese classmate, saying, “It’s all your fault! You brought the virus (Covid) to our school!” This young lady was born in Canada and had never set foot in China, yet she was racially profiled and abused. In his frustration, the young fellow wondered, “Where is God in all of this? Why doesn’t he do something about it?”
Sometime later, this same young fellow encountered another classmate, of Ukrainian background. Her father had been born in Russia, but the family had lived all their life in Ukraine. Neighbours had discovered his background and were violently threatening and abusing him and his family. The young girl was afraid to go home during the day, when no one else was at home. She didn’t feel safe being alone! Again, he pondered, “God, where are you? Why don’t you do something about this mess and all these stupid people?” But this time, in his frustration, he confronted God, “In school (and in church) we keep repeating that ‘God is good … all the time!’ Why don’t you care about what’s happening down here?” In a moment of inner silence, he heard God say, “I have been doing something all along – I have been sending you!”
How can we trust enough that God would use me/you, to ”make a difference” in this mess? St. Francis de Sales gives us the needed assurance – “Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same loving Father who cares for you today, will care for you tomorrow … and every day”.
What is this assurance? That the “light of Christ” is within each of us. It’s this “light” that enables us to become and live “as a saint”.
The Season of Advent is a month-long experience to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ”. As St. Paul encourages us, “Let us lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light; let us live honorably as in the day” (Romans 13:14). Therefore, when we let the Holy Spirit shine through us – as the sun shines through stain glass – we create a spray of colour that will touch the hearts of the broken-hearted, those controlled by anger and inner violence.
The readings throughout these next four weeks extend an urgent appeal for us to challenge our spiritual fortitude, to open ourselves to the mysteries of divine love. The image that unfolds during Advent is a city on a high mountain. In the ancient world, high mountains were believed to be the home of the gods. Jerusalem is built on a high mountain top. The scriptures describe Jerusalem, not as a city known for its political prominence or military might, but rather as the city to be the “dwelling place of God”. Those who can come to “the mountain of the Lord” willingly comply with God’s instructions. Hence, we are invited to approach God and to conform our lives to the instruction God has give to us … “Let us walk in the light of the Lord – let us live “as saints”.
On the First Sunday of this new liturgical year, let us seize the day. Therefore, any good that we can do, to any human being, let us do it now! Let us not defer it or neglect it, for we shall not pass this way again. My invitation to us as the St. Philip Neri Parish is that we, as a Parish Family, become the “New Jerusalem”! That we reach out to all those who God places into our lives – and invite them to join us as “the New Jerusalem” – a place of welcome, peace and justice, a place where the love of God is reflected in each one of us. Then we can all see and live that “God IS good all the time”! Then our “sainthood” becomes real and relevant, life-giving, and dynamic, attractive, and contagious. Our “New Jerusalem” is where God dwells and where we come together to delight and celebrate one another.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shone. (Isaiah 9:2). Today true peace has come down to us from heaven.
Something from the Parish:
A New Year’s project for the elders of St. Philip Neri Parish:
A request from St. Philip Elementary School - for our elders to read with our students in Grades 4-7, who are struggling with reading and comprehension. You will be matched with one student – to read with them and then to ask questions of comprehension and understanding … and to make a friend.
During the cold months (January – February), the school is also inviting our parishioners to join our students – at lunch time – to teach them to knit … and to make a friend.
See Fr. Mike if you can help out with our “little ones”. More details to follow.
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
Wherever you go, go with God … Whenever you go, go make a difference.
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.
This Sunday we begin our journey through the beautiful, hopeful season of Advent, and we light the first candle on the Advent wreath, the "hope" candle. The dictionary defines "hope" as "a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen", and as we journey through Advent, we are indeed filled with the "expectation and desire" of the The Miracle that is to occur on Christmas Eve. But I also love the definition above, of hope and faith holding hands in the darkness of Advent, and then ... there is the light. Before the busyness of the Christmas season grabs ahold of us and starts gobbling up our precious time, it is important for us to let each week of Advent speak to our hearts and help us to prepare for the splendour of Christmas in a new and special way, and let our faith and hope lead us towards the light, the star, the Baby, the Messiah and our Saviour.
Okay, switching gears, let's see what I've got for you in this week's Newsletter:
To help in your Christmas planning, please note the Christmas and New Year's Mass Schedule that is now directly below. Also note that our Advent Reconciliation Service will be held on Tues. Dec. 6, at 7 pm.
This weekend is the last chance for CWL and K of C members to purchase their tickets for the annual Christmas Social for CWL and K of C members coming up on Dec. 5. The details remain below.
Don't forget about the Knights of Columbus Fun Family Afternoon coming up on Sunday, Dec. 4! Families will not want to miss this crafty, creative, yummy two-hour event! Be sure to check out the cute display in the Welcome Area as well as the details below!
The response to the St. Mary's Christmas food hamper program has been amazing so far! There is still more room for more families/individuals to sign up for this important Christmas project - these food hampers are so very much needed and appreciated! There are other ways you may also help out - check out the updated details below, as well as the sign-up board in the Welcome Area.
The picture-taking for our new Parish Directory is now complete! Thanks to all who are making this huge project possible!
Don't forget about the Refugee Committee's Annual Fair Trade Sale - all orders for Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate products are due in to Sheila Flory by Dec. 4. Please see below for many more details.
Remember - for one more week ofNovember, we will be collecting whole grain pasta and whole grain cereals for the Food Bank. More details are below.
The next Bereavement Support gathering will be held on Tuesday, Tuesday, Dec. 6. Anyone can join at any time - we would love to have you. Please see more details below.
A reminder that the Golden Age Card Players are playing cards again this Wed. Nov. 30. New players are always welcome!
Who doesn't love the story of Anne of Green Gables! Holy Cross High School students are presenting this wonderful classic on Dec. 1, 2 and 3! All the details are below!
Check out this week's Church Chuckle! Fishing shouldn't be this hard!
St. Mary's Parish is hosting their annual Tea & Bake Sale, on Sat. Dec. 10. Check out the details below.
Thankfully there are all sorts of opportunites to help us make our journey through Advent more meaningful and impactful. Check out the "Video Reflections; Journey Through Advent" down below, in purple.
Here's another one - the CWL is putting on a silent, half-day, guided Advent Retreat on Sat. Dec. 3. Read all about it below, in blue.
Looking for a unique Christmas gift for someone special? Check out the Soul Works Pottery and Art Exhibit and Sale coming up next weekend at Queen's House! All the details are below.
Want another way to experience Adoration? Check out "A Holy Hour for the Feminine Heart", which is held on the first Thursday of every month at Holy Spirit Parish. See all the details below.
The CWL Clothing Depot is now collecting items for their Annual Christmas Sale! The items they are looking for are listed below. Thanks to the parishioners who have already begun to drop items off for this very important event for the Saskatoon community!
Do you like Ukrainian food? If so, here is your chance to order some for those Christmas holiday meals! Scroll down below for all the delicious details!
If you've ever wanted a hand-made Outdoor Nativity Scene for your lawn during the Christmas season, here is your chance to purchase one! Scroll down below and check out all the details, in green.
What an incredible week of "spring-like" weather we have had! Even though the above-zero temperatures appear to coming to an end this weekend, it sure has been fun while it lasted! Back to the deep-freeze next week! Thankfully we will have some exciting indoor activites to enjoy - like watching our young, fast, skilled Men's Canadian soccer team battling it out at the World Cup! Even though they lost a squeaker to Belgium in their first game, they played SO well and did us so proud! Like our good Belgian friend said after the game, "The best team doesn't always win." So true. We can indeed challenge the best teams in the world. Now let's go after that first win against Croatia on Sunday! Go Canada Go!
Have a great weekend, everyone, enjoy one more lovely mild weekend, and have a wonderful first week of Advent, as we get ready to bundle up! Talk to you next week!
What's Happening in Our Parish:
Christmas & New Year's Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve - Sat. Dec. 24 ~ 5 pm and 8 pm
Christmas Day - Sun. Dec. 25 ~ 10 am
Boxing Day - Mon. Dec. 26 ~ NO MASS
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God:
New Year's Eve - Sat. Dec. 31 ~ 5 pm
New Year's Day - Sun. Jan. 1 ~ 10 am
Mon. Jan. 2 ~ NO MASS
NOTE:Advent Reconciliation Service - Tues. Dec. 6 at 7 pm, otherwise by appointment only.
LAST CHANCE to purchase your tickets for the CWL & K of C Christmas Social!
This weekend is your last chance to purchase your tickets for this year's Christmas Social for CWL and K of C members, which is being held on Monday, Dec. 5 in the Welcome Area. Wine and appetizers will be served at 5:30 pm, with dinner beginning at 6:30 pm.
Tickets are $25 per person and will be available for purchase this final weekend, Nov. 26-27, after the two weekend Masses. Cheques are preferred but cash will be accepted - exact amount, please.
CWL Membership renewals for 2023 will also be available this weekend after both Masses, for $35.
Fun Family Afternoon!
Sunday, December 4
Get ready for a wonderful FAMILY AFTERNOON, as we start getting into the Christmas spirit! You are invited to join other families in the Welcome Area of the church for a fun-filled pre-Christmas event, on Sunday, December 4, from 1 - 3 pm! Have fun decorating bird house ornaments, decorating Christmas cookies (YUM!) and singing Christmas carols! This is another free family event brought to you by our St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus. Everyone is welcome!
St. Mary's Christmas Hampers - UPDATE!
Still time to sign up in the Welcome Area!
What an incredible response from our St. Philip Neri faith community so far! Your generosity and support is valued and appreciated.
Please continue to sign up in the Welcome Area, or contact Rachelle at (306) 371-8348 if you wish to sponsor a hamper. If you would rather e-transfer a donation directly to St. Mary’s Parish, please send it to email@example.com and include your full name, address and indicate that it is for ‘Christmas Hampers’. Tax receipts will be provided for donations over $20.
Individual food donations will be accepted at the beginning of December. More details will be coming soon.
Finally, Rachelle will be in touch with all those who have signed up for a hamper with details about grocery, box and delivery. Thanks again for the incredible generoisty you are showing towards our less fortunate sisters and brothers in our Saskatoon community.
Parish Pictorial Directory
All of our picture-taking is now complete and the big task of designing and compiling the new PIctorial Directory will begin shortly. This is a months-long process, with lots of decisions to be made, so please be patient as our team begins this next step. It will be worth the wait!
Thanks to all the parishioners who honoured their appointments and even came early! Special thanks, also, to our wonderful photographer, Chelsea, as well as to our Parish Pictorial Directory project managers, Bonnie Klimek and Joan Robertson, and their friendly team of volunteers at the Registration Desk, who all did such an amazing job of keeping things running so smoothly! We could never have done this project without all our amazing volunteers!
Please Note: If you were unable to come in to get your photo taken here but would still like to be included in the Directory, you may submit a photo of yourself/family to the Parish Office, along with all your contact information.
The deadline to submit your own photo is next Wednesday, November 30. The photo may be a hard-copy or digitial, preferrably vertical, and should be a clear, head-and-shoulders shot, and with a simple background. If you are submitting your own photo and you would like to receive a Parish Directory, the cost is $15 plus tax, so $16.65. Please submit this fee with your photo.
Annual 2022 Fair Trade Sale - Deadline is approaching!
St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee
Time is running out to support our Refugee Committee's Annual Fair Trade Sale, as they continue to raise funds to help support our current and future newcomers as they arrive and settle in Saskatoon! Check out all the items for sale below.
Please note:Items must be pre-ordered by 4 pm on Sun. Dec. 4. Pick-up date for orders is Saturday, Dec 17.
Level Ground Products:
Coffee 300g: $13.00 Bean or Ground
- Columbia; French Roast; East Africa (previously Rift Valley); Ethiopia; Peru; Andes Mountains; Bright Roast; Decaf
Tea Bags 40g: $7.00
- Black Tea; Green Tea; Chai Tea or Earl Grey Tea
Loose Leaf 70g: $7.00
- Black Tea; Green Tea; Earl Grey Tea; Chai Tea
Dried Fruit: 90 – 130g:$8.00 Mango; Pineapple; Banana; Golden Berry
Cane Sugar: $8.00 (500 g Organic)
Chocolate bars:$5 plus GST
- Milk chocolate (38% cacao); Dark chocolate (55%); Bittersweet Dark chocolate (71%); Intensely Dark chocolate (88%); Dark choc and almonds (55%); Almonds & Sea Salt (55%); Orange dark chocolate (65%); Raspberry dark choc (65%); Salted Caramel Crunch (55%); Coconut Milk (55%); Nightfall Dark Choc (92%)
Hot chocolate powder:$7 (336g)
- Milk Hot Chocolate; Dark Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate with no added dairy (vegan): $7 (275g)
- Simply Dark Hot Choc; Chili & Spice; Intensely Dark Choc; Maple Hot Choc
Baking Cocoa Powder: $7 (224g)
Shredded Coconut: $5 (200g)
Items must be pre-ordered by Dec 4th. Please send your order to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Sheila at (306) 931-8053. Your order will be ready to pick up in Welcome Area at St Philip Neri church on Dec. 17 between 10 am -2 pm. Please specify a half-hour time slot or one will be assigned to you.
Thank you for your support!
NOVEMBER Food Collection
For the Food Bank
For the month of November, we are collecting whole grain pasta and whole grain cereals for the Food Bank. In addition, there is always a need for other non-perishables. Please be sure to check "best before" dates. There is a large bin in the Welcome Area to accommodate your donations. Thank you for your incredible generosity!
St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee
Furniture & Household Items Needed
Are you downsizing or just doing some fall house-cleaning and de-cluttering? We have just the place for the items you no longer want or need. The Refugee Committee is once again asking for furniture, kitchen and other household items to replenish their stock as they prepare for the future arrival of more refugee families. Please call Denise Debrau, at (306) 291-1675 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a pick-up of your donated items. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of our refugee familiies!
Parish Liturgical Ministries
Liturgical Ministries:Quite a few lists have now been distributed. For additional information, or if there are any questions, please contact Shirley Hyshka, Pastoral Associate, at the Parish.
Children's Liturgy: For those ages 3 to 6, during the Sunday Mass, we will begin to offer the little ones a chance to learn more about Jesus but at their level of understanding. There are still more people who are needed to volunteer to assist with this ministry. Please consider offering your assistance in this area. Your support is really needed and you will be supported too. Volunteers provide a basis for this ministry or we simply are not able to offer it. The lessons and materials needed are all supplied for the groups. Please pray about the possibility of leading the children one Sunday per month.
Sacrament of Baptism: Congratulations to the family of Rhett Rath, son of Reilly and Morgan, who was baptized here recently. The parish community looks forward to walking in faith with them as they grow in Christ’s love.The next date for the celebration of Baptism is Sunday, January 29, 2023. Pre-registration is necessary.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Are you searching, pondering, or asking questions about the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a journey of weekly sessions, where you will prepare to receive the sacraments, learn what it means to be Catholic and take your place as a fully participating member of the Catholic Church. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Catholic, please contact Cindy Lewans at email@example.com. We invite you to learn what the Church teaches, and be introduced to some of our Parish members. These sessions are also opportunities for you, and others who you may wish to invite, to ask questions you may have about the Church!
Sunday Missals 2022-23: The new Missals continue to be available for purchase in the Welcome Area. Cost is $5 - cash only, please.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2022
For Sunday, November 27
Thank you – the total raised to date is $670,819.19. Have I been given the gifts – time or treasure or talent – through which God answers the needs of the poor? The Bishop's Annual Appeal supports many ministries and outreach programs that hear the cry of the poor and marginalized. Serve Others by supporting this year's 2022 appeal. You can make your gift to the Bishop's Annual Appeal in your local parish, as gifts of shares (see: https://dscf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Request-for-Transfer-of-Securities.pdf), online at dscf.ca/baa or by electronic transfer to: e-transferBAA@dscf.ca or call (306) 659-5851 for more information.
If our Lord came today, would we, as Christians stewards, be prepared to render an account of how we have answered His call by using our God-given gifts of time, talent and treasure to build His kingdom for His glory? (See 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12)
St. Philip Neri Parish Bereavement Support
Tuesday, December 6, 1-3 pm
Please know that there is support offered here at the Parish. If you would like a place to gather and talk with others who have lost
a loved one, please come out to our next gathering on Tuesday, December 6, from 1 to 3 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
The Golden Age Group at St. Philip Neri meets regularly to play cards, every second Wedesday, from 1:30 - 4:00 pm in the Welcome Area.
Their next session will be on Wednesday, November 30, and the cost is $2 per day. They happily welcome any new players to join them for some fun, friendly competition! Mark you calendar with the future dates: December 14 and 28. For more information, please call the president, Sylvia Godbout, at (306) 374-9085.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Monday evening (except for long weekends), from 6 pm to 10 pm, and also every second Thursday of the month, from 9 am to 6 pm, people are invited to pray with the Blessed Sacrament in the main area of the church.
The next full day Adoration will be on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 9 am - 6 pm.
Holy Cross High School Presents: Anne of Green Gables!
December 1, 2 & 3
Come on out to enjoy a wonderful, classic favourite, "Anne of Green Gables", presented by the talented, energetic students of Holy Cross High School! Performances will be held on December 1, 2 and 3, at 7 pm, with a Matinee performance on December 3 at 1 pm. Tickets are $8 - please order by phone, at (306) 659-8222. Seating is assigned. Hope to see you there!
What's Happening in Our Diocese:
Diocesan Prayer Intention
We pray as a Diocesan family for all those suffering loss, experiencing struggles or coping with disaster. May God inspire and equip us to be a community of caring and support that provides help and healing.
Christmas Tea & Bake Sale!
Saturday, Dec. 10
A Pre-Christmas Tea and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1 - 3 pm, at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue O South, featuring baking, raffles, and a snack lunch for sale! Everyone is welcome! Admission is $3. (Masking is encouraged.)
"Journey Through Advent"
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has once again produced a Journey through Advent video series, which includes reflections on the Gospel readings of each Sunday in Advent.
Journey Through Advent is a joint project between the CCCB’s Office national de liturgie, the National Liturgy Office, and the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis. Links to the videos, atwww.cccb.ca, will be released each Monday for the upcoming Sunday celebration.
Thanks to Bishop Joseph Dabrowski and Archbishop Paul-André Durocher for their generosity in preparing and recording these spiritual and pastoral reflections.
Silent Advent Retreat
Walking Together: A Way of Living and Building Community
The Catholic Women’s League is hosting a half-day guided silent Advent Retreat, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1:15 - 4:30 pm, at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, facilitated by Verbum Dei Missionaries Sr. Marta Piano and Sr. Malou Tibayan. Everyone is welcome! (Free-will donation).
Soul Works: Pottery and Art Exhibit& Sale will be held on Sat. Dec. 3 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm and Sun. Dec. 4, from 1 - 4 pm, at Queen’s House. The Exhibit will feature the work of artists Anita Verlangen, Madeline Oliver and Gisele Bauche. There will be donations to Queen’s House for pieces sold by artists. Gift a piece of art for Christmas!
Another Adoration Opportunity
A Holy Hour for the Feminine Heart
Take time away to refresh your soul and spend time with new friends. All women are invited to a monthly Holy Hour followed by refreshments and fellowship, held at 7 pm on the first Thursday of every month at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, starting Thursday, Dec. 1. The evening includes adoration, a short Gospel reflection led by Fr. Joseph Salihu, quiet prayer, benediction, and rosary.
CWL Clothing Depot
Annual Christmas Sale Needs
The CWL Clothing Depot is requesting donations of NEW items for its Annual Christmas Sale. Most-needed items include new toys, socks, underwear, gloves, mittens, toques, sheets, towels, jewellery, health and beauty items, household and kitchen items, and individually wrapped candy. Warm coats and jackets are also in high demand.
Donations help those who are struggling to make ends meet, giving them a joyous opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Parents can choose toys and other gifts at an affordable price while enjoying the freedom and dignity of making their own purchases, while children with only a few coins can buy gifts for their loved ones! Donations can be dropped off between 10 am and 2 pm Monday to Friday, at 619-20th Street West (rear entrance of Friendship Inn). Please ring the back doorbell when delivering items. Volunteers are always welcome at the CWL Clothing Depot! Please call Bea for more information, at (306) 242-5042.
Delicious Ukrainian Food!
Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League has food items for sale, including perogies (potato, cheddar and onion) $30 for 5 dozen; sauerkraut perogies $25 for 3 dozen; cabbage rolls (rice) $25 for 3 dozen; wheat $3; kolach medium $8 each or large $10 each.
Pre-orders will be taken from Nov. 28-30; to order phone Sharon (306) 382-9285 or Rita (306) 249-2871. Pick-up date for pre-orders is Friday, Dec. 2 at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 10th Street and Munroe Avenue.
Keep Christ In Christmas
The Knights of Columbus Denis Mahoney Council 8215 are manufacturing and selling Outdoor Nativity Scenes.
Fir plywood ½ inch thick;
Paint or stain ready, add your own lighting;
Measuring approximately 4 feet by 4 feet;
Easily assembled and easily stored.
Cost: $85 each; delivery or pick-up. There is a limited supply. (Fridge or car magnets are $4 each.) For information and orders, please call or message (306) 221-5893 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Knights of Columbus throughout the world want everyone to “Keep Christ In Christmas.”
Delicious Monthly Pancake Breakfasts!
St. Joseph's Hall on Broadway
Everyone is welcome to join the K of C Chapter #11429 - San Lorenzo Ruiz - for their delicious monthly Sunday morning pancake breakfasts, held in St. Joseph's Parish Hall, on Broadway Ave. & 8th Street. These yummy breakfasts will be served on Sundays, from 10 am to 1 pm, on the following dates:
Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, April 23, and May 28.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-15 years. Breakfasts consists of pancakes (with syrup or whipped cream & berries!), sausages, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee and juice. Come on over and join us! Everyone is welcome!
Donate your recycling refund to Catholic TRC Healing Response
Please consider donating your recycling refund to Catholic TRC Healing Response. There are four "drop-and-go" recycling locations in Saskatoon where you are able to donate your returnable deposit proceeds to the Diocesan TRC fund:
350B-103rd St. East in Sutherland
2327 Faithful Ave.
2900 Jasper Ave.
2305-22nd St. West
Note: These locations will have a separate entrance for Drop and Go. Everything is a touch screen, and when it asks for your account, you can type in TRC or trc. You will enter the number of tags you need for your bags and stick them on before droping them off. Thank you for your kind contributions to the Catholic TRC Healing Response!
Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon
Next Monthly Mass - Sun. Dec. 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 on Sunday December 18, at 5:00 pm. The Filipino Catholic community also holds a weekly Novena in English every Friday at 5:30 pm at. St. Paul Co-Cathedral. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to receive the Diocesan Electronic Newsletter, which is different from the Diocesan Bulletin, as well as other information from the Diocese, please send your email address directly to Melissa Anaetoh at the Catholic Foundation Office, at: email@example.com.
How to keep in touch with your Parish:
St. Philip Neri Masses are live-streamed, every Saturday at 5 pm
If you aren’t able to attend Mass in person, you may watch it LIVE on YouTube.
NOTE: If you are hard of hearing or would like to have the Live-Streamed Services "with text", please click the “cc”/ “Closed Caption” icon/button at the bottom right on your computer screen, below the live-streamed service. You will be able to see the words of the speaker!
We have left past Masses up on our channel for you to watch, or you can tune in to our next upcoming LIVE Masses on the dates and times below:
Saturday, November 26 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
Saturday, December 3 - 5:00 pm (Fr. Mike)
St. Philip Neri Facebook Page
are invited to check out our Facebook page, St. Philip Neri Parish. There can
be informational, prayerful, humorous notes that you might be interested in! Check it out today!