St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Parish Blog.

A BIG “Thank You” to everyone who donated wool, or money to be used for the purchase of wool, to the St. Philip Neri CWL Knitting group. The response was great! Our Parish admin. assistant, Desiree, posted a message on Facebook to all her friends which resulted in a very large box full of beautiful wool being mailed from her friend in Okotoks, Alberta. This wool will be used for Prayer Shawls to be distributed to those who are ill or in need of prayer and support from our Parish.

Prayer Shawl Ministry 2016

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Here we are – the Parish Nurses Blogging!!!!!

This is the first time either of us has ever blogged but it has been suggested to that we need to enter the new millineum.  Not knowing what we had to do or even really knowing what a blog was, it was thought we could start with “A day in the life of a Parish Nurse”.

We, Parish Nurses, may be in the office or out working in the community.  Part of the office duties include answering phone calls re: health issues, attending to the prayer chain, ensuring the chain is up to date and used as a World Day of Sickreference to follow the progress of the sick.  We follow through on the meals ministry and ensure contact with the volunteers providing the meals and the recipients of the meal ministry, whether it is at times of illness, surgery, trauma or birth of a new babe.   Another very important issue, required by law is that the parish nurse, who is also a Registered Nurse,  is obliged to chart on the people she is involved with in her PN role.  After office time, the Parish Nurse will visit people in hospital, in their homes, in nursing homes and even the carpark at Tim Horton’s!

We are a bridge between the medical community and the parish community.  We serve the whole person- body, mind and spirit.

We are here to advocate for you, to act as a referral source, counsel and to pray with you.  If available, we will accompany you to Doctors appointments and if unable to do so, we will try to find a volunteer to go with you.  We will bring you a prayer shawl which has been knit or crocheted by a member of the Parish Knitting group so you can wrap it around yourself and know that your fellow parishioners are praying for and supporting you in you time of need. We are also here to educate and hopefully this “blogging business” will be a “good tool”.  We are even learning all of the new lingo. Aren’t you proud of us?

 “The church is in a much better position than medicine to carry out a ministry of wellness,
because it has direct and frequent access to the lives of people.”    (Thomas Droege, The Healing Presence)


A.E.D. (Artificial External Defibrillator)

An A.E.D. (Artificial External Defibrillator) has been donated by a parishioner to St. Philip Neri Parish. An A.E.D. is used to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest, who are not responsive and not breathing properly.  The defibrillator delivers a shock to the heart and can be used with CPR, as needed, until emergency professionals arrive.

The A.E.D. can be found in a red case displayed in the Welcome Area.

After all Masses on March 8/9, the parish nurses will show a 15 minute DVD in the Sun Room. This DVD explains what an A.E.D. machine is and how and when to use it. This is not a training session but is an attempt to familiarize parishioners with the A.E.D. Research has shown that a child of 10 years old can use an A.E.D. if needed. If you are interested in learning more about the A.E.D. we would encourage you to please take this opportunity to view the DVD or contact the parish nurses (306-343-0325) to arrange to view the DVD at a later date.



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Year of Faith

2012-2013 Pope Benedict's letter introduces the Year of Faith.

The letter is called " Porta Fedei" which means "Door of Faith".

 We are just completing the first month of acknowledging our call to celebrate our faith. Have you ever read the Vatican II documents? Have you reviewed your Catechism? Yes? Well, good for you!!!


There are many practical ways that any of us can spend time renewing our faith within this next year. The way we do choose to do so may be dependent on our lifestyle or where we are in our faith journey.

1. But have you ever thought of watching a DVD about one of the gospels? Maybe this isn't one of the DVDs you would happen to have at home but if you can visit the library at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, there are a number of DVDs there that you could take home to watch. Also, at our parish, we have a DVD about St. Philip Neri called "I Prefer Heaven" which would be awesome to watch. It is time well worth spending and will give you a sense of the person of Philip Neri.

Highly recommended by our pastor, parish council and staff!!!

***** ( five stars)

 2. In many parishes in Saskatoon, there are a number of presentations about our faith. Just about every night of the week, there is a different one. Maybe check out the diocesan website ( and look up some. In our own parish, we have small Christian Communities every Tuesday and Thursday evening as well as during Advent, a small group gathers to focus on Advent and on our year of faith. Call Shirley at the parish for more inforamtion.

3. Reading online about Catholicism or choosing to spend some time with the bible daily will definitely help to grow closer to God and discerning the meaning of your life. Humbly speaking, the knowledge and understanding of scripture, gives your life power beyond belief.... Don't believe me .. give it a try!!!!!


God Bless!

(Check out the welcome area for book marks and prayer cards!.... and ask about any type of ministry that you may want to know more about.)

Thank you!


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Thanks for the warm welcome here at the parish!! I have been meeting a lot of people and also trying to get used to the new position here!!

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Can you believe it?

Here we are- the Parish Nurses Blogging!!!!!!

This is the first time either of us has ever blogged but it was suggested that we need to enter the new millineum. Not knowing what we had to do or even really know what a blog was, it was thought we could start with "A day in the life of a parish nurse".

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Mass and Liturgy Schedule

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday:  9:00 am – 12 noon & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Office is closed for lunch from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm) 

Phone: (306) 343-0325

Fax: (306) 343-0900


Regular Mass Times:

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Sunday - 9:30 am & 11:30 am

Summer Mass Times:

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Sunday - 10:00 am

Weekday Masses: Tuesday thru Friday - 8:30 am

(Rosary ½ before weekday Masses)


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