October 7th, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary:  We ask Mary to intercede on our behalf – through good times and in times of struggle and frustration.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Something from the Parish:

Matthew 25 “… for I was hungry, and you gave me some food; I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. (v.35) Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (v.40)

From the staff and parents and students of Pope John Paul II Elementary School:  THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU for your generous support of our “school pantry”. Your generous response at Mass last Sunday is both highly appreciated and inspirational.  The “CHILDREN’S CHANGE FOR CHANGE” will continue to provide food for the ongoing need for food.

From Fr. Mike:  I too was deeply moved and encouraged by your spontaneous generosity to respond to the needs for food at Pope John Paul II Elementary School.  In the past, our Children’s Change for Change has responded to many other needs of the young people of our Church Communities.  We will continue to discern and respond to these requests.

*** NOTE: Some people of the Parish have inquired how they may continue to respond to the “food needs” of JPII School.  If you wish to continue to donate to this need, please respond in the following way: put your cash and/or cheques in a plain envelope addressed to:  St Philip Neri Parish  Please put in the memo line: Pope John Paul II School Pantry Food Program

You can put your envelope in the regular Sunday collection … I will gladly pass your donation to the school Principal.


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