Our parish staff is a great asset to the life of the parish. Read more about them.

 

Fr. Emile April – Parish Pastor

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Fr. Emile April comes to us after serving in St. Augustine Parish in Humboldt for the past 6 years.  When Fr. Emile was first ordained, he was an associate pastor here at St. Philip Neri when Msgr. Robinson was pastor and then again when Fr. Ogle was here. For the next 26 years, Fr. Emile worked alongside Fr. Don Macgillivray in Brazil. When he came back to our diocese, he served in several parishes including St. John Bosco in Saskatoon, Watson, Englefeld, Lanigan, St. Gregor, Quill Lake, St. Front, and Humboldt. We are grateful to have Fr. Emile as our pastor! 

 

emileapril@sasktel.net

 

 

 

Shirley Hyshka – Pastoral Associate

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Shirley joined our team early in 2012 after serving as Pastoral Associate at Holy Spirit for 3 years. She was also an elementary school teacher in the separate school system for 31 years prior to her parish work. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her. Shirley enjoys being around people so she would love to meet you especially if you want to register for any of the sacraments. 

s.hyshka@stphilipneriparish.ca

Desiree Nelson – Youth Minister & Administrative Assistant
(a.k.a Director of First Impressions)

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Desiree works part-time as our Youth Minister and part-time as our Administrative Assistant. She enjoys working with youth and has a heart for social justice. Desiree has her Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies and looks forward to working with the families and specifically the youth in our parish.

As Administrative Assistant, Desiree is the hub of our office activity, a role she fills exceedingly well. As her a.k.a. suggests, Desiree is the first person you encounter when you enter our office and the first person to greet you on the phone. Desiree gives the impression of an office/parish that is both friendly and professional.

Desiree is working on her Masters in Adult Education. When outside of the office, Desiree enjoys volunteering with Development and Peace, as well as spending time with her animals, specifically her horses and dogs.

spnyouth@hotmail.com  - Youth Ministry

 

office@stphilipneriparish.ca  - Administrative Assistant

 

Charlene Siwak –
Administrative Assistant
(a.k.a Director of First Impressions)

Charlene and her family are parishioners at St. Philip Neri. She works part-time as our Administrative Assistant and like Desiree, Charlene is the hub of our office activity, a role she fills exceedingly well. As her a.k.a. suggests, Charlene is the first person you encounter when you enter our office and the first person to greet you on the phone. Charlene gives the impression of an office/parish that is both friendly and professional.

office@stphilipneriparish.ca

Joanne Lysyshyn
Music Minister and Bookkeeper

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Joanne was hired as the music coordinator for the parish in 2005. This position involves scheduling choirs for all of the liturgies that happen throughout the year, training cantors, setting up workshops, maintaining the keyboards and sound equipment, playing at funerals and helping couples with wedding music if required.

In 2008, Joanne took on the accounting for parish. This means working very closely with the parish priest, the finance committee and the office administrators. It is essential to have accurate financial records and reporting.

Joanne and her husband Ted have five children and seven grandsons. Together they enjoy entertaining family and friends, working in their yard and attending musical events. Joanne is also an avid reader. She loves sports and playing games. 

j.lysyshyn@stphilipneriparish.ca

Sandi Lamborn – Custodian/Maintenance

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Sandi has been our Custodian since 1998. As you look around our beautifully maintained building, you will see Sandi's handiwork! Sandi oversees everything from ensuring that each bathroom stall has an adequate supply of toilet paper to making sure that each of our air handling units is working properly. Sandi does a great job of making our physical space comfortable and appealing!

Sandi has four children and one grandson: Mike (wife, Samantha and son Seth), Justin, Andrew and Kaylie. Sandi loves to travel, read and ride her horse, Nestle.

s.lamborn@stphilipneriparish.ca

 

Deb Bauche R.N.
Parish Nurse

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Deb joined our staff along with Ethna Martin in 2004. Together they pioneered something rather unique to St. Philip Neri: Parish Nursing Ministry. Deb makes herself available to visit those in our parish (and outside!) who are in crisis, in need of comfort or seeking counsel regarding health care. As a parish nurse she can incorporate our Catholic Faith into her work with those she meets.

Deb is married to Brian and they have two children: Mike (daughter Ellie) and Nicole (husband Marc and sons Julian and Paul). Deb likes to read and knit and visit her three grandchildren who live out of province. Deb is a 5 year breast cancer survivor and is on the Busting with Energy Dragonboat team.

d.bauche@stphilipneriparish.ca

 

Ethna Martin R.N.
Parish Nurse

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Ethna joined our staff along with Deb Bauche in 2004.  Together they pioneered something rather unique to St. Philip Neri, Parish Nursing Ministry.  Ethna makes herself available to visit those in our parish (and outside!) who are in crisis, in need of comfort or seeking counsel regarding health care.  As a parish nurse she can incorporate our Catholic Faith into her work with those she meets.

Ethna and her husband Ken emigrated from Ireland in 1991 with their two sons, James and Matthew. Matthew and his wife Megan have one son, Cormac.

Ethna is a member of the Miscarriage Awareness Committee, set up by the R.C. Diocese of Saskatoon, to encourage dialogue about miscarriage and work for awareness and education. She is a past Chair of CAPNM (The Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry) and currently sits on the Board for CHAS (Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan). Ethna loves to travel, sing and entertain.

 

e.martin@stphilipneriparish.ca

 

Ev Safronetz 
Parish Coordinator of Care

Ev Safronetz-Parish Coordinator of Care

I have been a member of St. Philip Neri Parish for about 20 years.  Parish involvement includes Parish Council, Bishop’s Annual Appeal, and liturgical ministries.  I am completing my second year of the Lay Formation Program.   Currently retired, I enjoyed 26 years of service with Saskatoon Catholic Schools and 4 years as Exec. Dir. of the Catholic Schools Foundation.

Diocesan Covenant of Care

The Diocese of Saskatoon aims to make parishes safe places for everyone. The Covenant of Care and Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Protocol are the code of ethics and procedures dealing with issues of misconduct and abuse by both lay and ordained within our Catholic community. The covenant and protocol is attached or it can be found online at: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/covenantofcare

All parishes need to select a Parish Coordinator of Care (PCC). Ev Safronetz  (306-343-7605) has been chosen as St. Philip Neri Parish’s Coordinator of Care and her contact information will always be displayed on the front page of the bulletin and on our website here with the parish staff. Anyone who is aware of a breach of the protocol may contact their pastor or PCC. Allegations of a criminal nature should be made directly to city police or the local branch of the RCMP and to our Parish Coordinator of Care. If you are uncomfortable with reporting it within the parish you may contact the Diocesan Coordinator of Care, Blake Sittler, at (306) 659-5834. 

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Mass and Liturgy Schedule

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday 8:30am – 12 noon & 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Phone:306-343-0325

Fax:306-343-0900

Mass Times:

Saturday 5:00pm

Sunday 9:30am & 11:30am

Summer

Saturday 5:00pm

Sunday 10:00am

Weekday masses Tuesday thru Friday 8:15am

(Rosary ½ before weekday masses)*

 

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