Holy Thursday Mass (April 9, 2020)

Stayed tuned to this page on Thursday, April 9, 2020 by 7:30pm for Holy Thursday Mass at St. Philip Parish, celebrated by Fr. Bob Poole!

We thank everybody who viewed and provided feedback on the recording and streaming of our Palm Sunday Mass. It was our first ever attempt at doing it and we have tweaked our setup to improve the video and sound quality. The remaining Masses of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday) are being recorded and made available online at the following times: Good Friday Mass, 3pm on April 10; Easter Vigil Mass, 8pm on April 11; and Easter Sunday Mass, 10:30am on April 12. Thank you! Tom Chmara and Pat McIver

St. Philip Parish Temporal Affairs Council Issues Latest Report

The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council has issued its latest report for the six months ending December 31, 2019.

A hard copy of the report is available in the next parish bulletin that is physically distributed.

The latest report can also be viewed here.

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.

ARCHDIOCESE OF OTTAWA ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF MASSES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Letter from Archbishop Prendergast SJ, March 23, 2020: “Following the orders of Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit concerning closure of places of worship, I ask that effective immediately all churches in the Alexandria-Cornwall and Ottawa dioceses be closed—even for private prayer—until further notice. Please see the attached letter for more details.

For a Spiritual Communion, please click here.

For a list of Masses on TV and the Internet, please click here.

Donating to the Parishes in These Challenging Times

St. Philip Parish relies on approx. $1,300 each weekend from the collection basket. The basket represents approximately 2/3rds of the total collection revenues received in a year (the remaining 1/3rd represents donations made via pre-authorized payment) and about 40% of all revenues received. Foregoing one weekend’s (at the moment) collection basket proceeds puts even more strain on the parish’s cash position, as the bills must still get paid. 

Fortunately, the parish offers another way for parishioners and individuals to make donations: online. Since 2014, we have been setup with CanadaHelps.org. It is a non-profit Canadian organization that allows charities (like St. Philip Parish) to receive donations online for a small fee (4% of the amount donated). Parishioners can make payment using any major credit card or via their PayPal account. Individual will get an instant tax receipt generated by CanadaHelps.org for their taxes.  

It’s a secure, encrypted website so a parishioner’s personal information is safe.

UPDATE (April 3, 2020): We strongly encourage people who wish to donate to the parishes to do so using CanadaHelps.org. While we are appreciative of donations made by cheque or cash, we are unable to ensure these donations get deposited into the parishes’ bank accounts in a timely manner. Furthermore, social distancing restrictions and civil requirements to stay at home and only go out for essential activities makes it very difficult for our volunteer collection counters to deposit these funds. Therefore, at this time, we are unfortunately unable to accept donations made by cheque or cash.

Click here to make a online secure donation through CanadaHelps.org today.

For those parishioners and individuals who are not already signed up for the pre-authorized payment (“PAP”) service and who usually make their financial donation to the parish through the weekly collection basket, St. Philip Parish would be extremely grateful if they utilize the CanadaHelps.org service to make their donations until we get through these challenging times.

Individuals who would like to sign up for the parish’s PAP service can complete this form, and email it to the parish office.

Parishioners who have questions or need further information can contact the parish office.

St. Clare Mission

Individuals who wish to donate to St. Clare Mission can also use the CanadaHelps.org service. Click on the “Donate Now” button and select the “04 General Offering – St. Clare Mission” fund. This will inform St. Philip Parish that the funds are to be directed to St. Clare Mission.

St. Philip Weekly Collection Report

To increase transparency and accountability, the St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council publishes in the parish bulletin weekly offerings received in the collection basket. The weekly offerings received help to fund the parish’s ordinary operations (e.g. salaries, utilities, taxes, repairs and maintenance). This does not include those donations received through pre-authorized payment (which provide a reliable and regular revenue stream) or restoration donations (which cannot go towards paying the parish’s regular monthly costs.

For comparison, St. Philip requires $1,370 in weekly offerings made through the collection basket to cover its usual and ongoing monthly expenses. This amount is in addition to the regular monthly donation amounts the parish receives.

This summer, the parish’s weekly offering through the collection basket has averaged $1,008 per week. This represents a cash shortfall of $3,200 over the last two months for the parish what the parish needs to cover its regular operating expenses.

St. Philip Parish’s collection amounts over the last several weeks were as follows:

August 25, 2019 – $944 | August 18, 2019 – $942 | August 11, 2019 – $1,065 | August 4, 2019 – $1,028 | July 28, 2019 – $1,018 | July 21, 2019 – $998 | July 14, 2019 – $968 | July 7, 2019 – $1,270 | June 30, 2019 – $866

Come Celebrate St. Philip Parish’s 200th Anniversary – All Welcome!

Come celebrate with us as we culminate a most beautiful and holy year of “Pray, Love and Celebrate”!

200th ANNIVERSARY MASS: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH  – Join us at 10:30 am on Sept 29th for our special 200th Anniversary Mass!  Archbishop Prendergast will preside along with Fr. Bob and a few other parish priests from years gone by.  Know any previous parishioners who have moved away?  Why not invite them to join you!   Come celebrate with friends old and new.  Seating will be on a space available basis, and there will be overflow seating in the Hall.  After Mass we will head to the hall for brunch and socializing.

On September 21, 2019, St. Philip Parish will be holding a Gala Dinner and Dance in honour its 200th anniversary year. Get your tickets today as they are selling fast! See the poster for details.

St. Philip Parish Temporal Affairs Council Issues Latest Report

The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council has issued its latest report for the six months ending June 30, 2019.

A hard copy of the report is available in this weekend’s parish bulletin.

The latest report can also be viewed here.

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.

St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council Issues Latest Report

The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council has issued its latest report for the three months (year-end) ending December 31, 2018.

A hard copy of the report was available in this weekend’s parish bulletin.

The 2018 Year-End Report can also be viewed here.

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.

Knights of Columbus Conduct Charity Raffle Draw

Knights of Columbus Council 11825

St. Philip and St. Clare Knights of Columbus Council 11825 held its 2nd annual charity raffle draw on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at St. Philip Parish Hall. The council sincerely thanks everybody who purchased raffle tickets. A big special thanks goes out to Tony Graham Automotive Group for donating the grand prize (a 100 level suite for an Ottawa Senators game), and to King’s Independent Grocer, who allowed us to sell tickets at their store.

The winners of the charity raffle draw were:

Grand prize – 100 Level Suite for Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes on Feb, 12, 2019 ($4,500 value) – Theo Ebbers, ticket #0065
Second prize – Framed autographed Alex Ovechkin Jersey ($750 value) – Neil Van Galder, ticket #0180
Third prize – $300 – Mathier Papineau, ticket #1116
Fourth prize – $200 – Deacon Louis Seward, ticket #0757
Fifth prize – $100 – Vickie Downey, ticket #0329

After the raffle draw, a cheque for $3,800 was presented to Michelle McIver of the Richmond Food Bank to help Richmond village families in need. In addition, $3,795 was given to St. Philip Parish and St. Clare Mission.

Once again, the Knights of Columbus thank everybody for their generous support!

St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council Issues its Latest Report to Parish Community

The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council has issued its latest report for the three months ending September 30, 2018. A hard copy of the report will be available this weekend.

The quarterly report can also be viewed here.

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.

St. Philip Parish Accepting Quotes for 2017-2018 Snow Clearing Service

St. Philip Parish is requesting bids to provide snow clearing/salting services for the 2018-2019 snow season. Requirements include 1) clear snow and lay sand/ salt in/ around the parking lot, the walkways and the steps surrounding the church, parish hall and rectory, 2) have $2 million insurance liability and WSIB coverage, 3) no snow accumulation maximum, 4) provide a salt bin and required salt for parish use, and 5) work to be performed as required, by 8am for overnight snow/ice fall, before weekday evening events and weekend Masses.

Deadline is Sunday, Oct 7.

Contact Pat McIver, TAC Chair at 613-864-8679 for more info.

St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council Issues its Latest Report to Parish Community

The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council has issued its latest report for the three months ending June 30, 2018. A hard copy of the report will be available this weekend.

The quarterly report can also be viewed here.

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.