Here is our current schedule for the summer. SUMMER SCHEDULE 2016
For all students entering Grade 6 next year! Parents, please book these dates on your calendar now so that your child can attend all the necessary sacramental preparation dates. Thank you.
For all students entering Grade 2 next year! Parents, please book these dates on your calendar now so that your child can attend all the necessary sacramental preparation dates. Thank you.
On Saturday, November 12, 2016, St. Philip Parish will participate in the Richmond Village Refugee Welcome’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” fundraiser.
The RVRW is raising funds to sponsor a Syrian refugee family and bring them to Canada.
Please see the event’s poster for further details.
Further details on the RVRW can be found on their website: www.richmondvillagerefugeewelcome.ca
Tickets can be purchased by calling Janet Stewart (613-838-3942) or Marjorie Cassidy (613-591-6247).
Please see this coming week’s bulletin for the latest update on the parish’s canopy project.
For those parishioners who are unaware, the project consists of the replacement of the existing concrete pad, redirection of the deteriorating ramp off towards the existing side garden and the construction of a roof over the front entrance of the church building. This project has been in the works for several years now and involves a significant capital investment in the beautification of the church building.
Construction is tentatively set to begin after Labour Day, and be completed by Thanksgiving.
UPDATE: We have good news and not-so-good news on our long-awaited Front Entranceway reconstruction project. First the good news – you will soon see signs of activity as we demolish the existing steps and begin to construct the new Front Entranceway to our church with completion by early October. This project has been in the planning stages for several years and we are excited to finally see some “concrete” progress (no pun intended). We anticipate that the front door will be open during construction for weekend Masses but will make sure signs are posted if an alternate entrance to the church is necessary.
Now the not-so-good news – construction costs are higher than anticipated. In consultation with the TAC and Project Team, Fr. Bob has agreed to proceed using funds from other Parish accounts to cover the higher costs. However we want to make sure that this Project is fully-funded so more fund-raising is planned. A Christmas Concert by the Ennis Sisters (Nov. 25th in our Parish Hall – save this date in your calendar) is one example and others are being discussed. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Front Entranceway project and please consider a further donation.
If you have any questions on this project please contact Peter Moore, any member of the TAC or Fr. Bob.
The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council (“TAC”) issued two reports to the parish community last month. The first report is the TAC’s annual report to the parish community for the year ending December 31, 2015. The second report is a financial-only report detailing the state of the parish’s finances for the first six months (January to June) of 2016.
The 2015 annual report can be viewed here.
The 2016 semi-annual financial report can be viewed here.
Parishioners who have questions concerning these reports or wish further information on them can speak with Fr. Bob or with any TAC member.
To view previous reports, please visit the St. Philip’s TAC page and look for it under the heading, “TAC Reports to Parishioners and Other Reports.” Parishioners will find links to past TAC reports starting with the quarter ending September 30, 2013.
Here is the August 28, 2016 Bulletin