Breaking News

Parish to Live-stream Only Sunday Masses during Summer Months

As stated in this weekend’s bulletin (June 25-26, 2022), due to a shortage of live-stream ministry volunteers and to allow our remaining volunteers some time off during the summer, St. Philip Parish will not be live-streaming Saturday evening Masses, effective immediately and through to Labour Day weekend. We plan to return to live-streaming Saturday evening Masses beginning on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Additionally, we will not be live-streaming the Sunday Mass on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Anybody interested in joining the livestream ministry is encouraged to contact the Parish Office.

We thank all of the live-stream ministry volunteers, both past and currently, for their dedication to this ministry, and for their service to the parish community. We wish them all a relaxing and healthy summer season.

2021 Tax Receipts Available

2021 Tax Receipts will be available for pickup at the back of each of the churches. Please note that due to COVID circumstances beyond our control, any donations hand delivered to the parish from December 13 to December 31, 2021 (inclusive) will be included on your 2022 tax receipt (this does not affect donations sent electronically [by e-transfer or Pre-Authorized Payments]). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Here is the Holy Week and Easter Schedule. All services will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel (click the ‘Watch Mass’ button above). We are following the province’s ‘grey zone’ regulations (which say that 15% of our church capacity may attend in person). To attend in person, all people must register (using the ‘Attend Mass’ button above). We wish you a holy and blessed holy week and Easter!

Opportunity to Receive Holy Communion After Mass Sunday February 14, 11:30am

During this shutdown, the diocese has offered parishes the opportunity to offer Holy Communion while in their cars after some Masses.  St Philips will be offering Holy Communion to people in their cars after Mass on Sunday, February 14th (not available after the Saturday Mass) .  Click this link for details on how to receive Holy Communion in the parish parking area.

Donations During Lock-Down

The parish is very appreciative of the donations we receive. Right now (due to the ‘stay-at-home’ mandate) it is very difficult for us to deposit cash and cheques. We sincerely request that you consider one of the following electronic options:

  1. E-Transfers from your bank – Set up an e-transfer from your bank’s online banking website, and email us to [email protected]. Please ensure to include your parish ‘Donation Envelope’ number (if you have one) and your full name and mailing address. You will receive a tax receipt from the parish in February the following year. Need some help with setting this up? Call your bank or the parish office for some assistance. It’s quick and easy!
  2. Donations through CanadaHelps.org – Click here: CanadaHelps.org to make your secure donation to St. Philip Parish or St. Clare Mission using your MasterCard or VISA. Donations made through this service are subject to a 4% transaction charge that is withheld by CanadaHelps.org, and the net amount is then remitted to the parish. It is understandable that many prefer not to incur a service charge; but we see it as a necessary ‘insurance’ during these COVID times … it protects our parish’s finances, as well as the health of those who would have to count and deposit money. CanadaHelps.org will issue a tax receipt upon processing the donation.
  3. Please consider donating by ‘Pre-Authorized Payments’ until things return to normal. You can start next month and end any time you want … just give us a month’s notice. Click here for more details and to download the form.

Changes Made to Parish Website!

Hello everybody!

We have made some changes to the Parish website, hoping that these changes will make it easy for parishioners and other individuals to quickly access three key pieces of information: WATCH MASS (online via YouTube), ATTEND MASS (by registering online), and DONATE (online or through e-transfer).

Clicking on the WATCH MASS image will take you directly to the parishes’ YouTube Channel, where you will find our live-streamed Mass (when Mass is taking place) as well as recordings of our previous Masses. Because all of the Masses are available through the YouTube channel, we will no longer be posting links to each respective Mass on the parish website. For even quicker access to our Masses, you can bookmark the Parishes’ YouTube channel, or subscribe to it in your YouTube app.

Clicking on the ATTEND MASS image will take you directly to the registration page where you can select the Mass you want to attend, and register online via the EventBrite link contained in this page. This page will be updated regularly with the registration links for our Masses.

Clicking on the DONATE image will take you to a page containing information on how you donate to the parishes, whether it’s online using CanadaHelps.org, in-person during Mass, or by signing up for the parish’s pre-authorized payment service.