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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.

Sunday Missals Now Available for Pre-Order

As a COVID safety precaution, we are still unable to place missals in the pews.  But this year you can pre-order your own copy and follow along with the Mass at home or in person.  Return this Pre-Order Form (with payment of $5. per copy) to order your own copy.  Full details on how you can pick up your Missal are on the form. This new Missal covers Sundays from November 29, 2020 to end of November 2021.  Don’t delay – pre-order today as quantities are limited!

Live-Streaming Financial Goal Achieved!

A million thank-yous to all who have contributed towards the cost of the equipment required to make Live-Streaming Masses a reality! Your contribution will bring Mass into the homes of many people in our community who cannot get out to Mass…no matter the reason.

Part two of our goal entails getting enough volunteers to make weekly Mass possible. To date, our two faithful volunteers have spent 26 weeks (and countless hours of time) bringing Mass to us. It would be unsustainable and unfair to ask the same two people to ALWAYS do this ministry. Our new live-stream equipment makes the task VERY quick simple … so all we need now are volunteers to man the equipment at Mass. Anyone comfortable with a camera or computer can do it! Training will be provided, and you will work with another person. Please consider if you (or any tech-comfortable people in your home) could take on one Mass per month (time commitment would be maybe 30 minutes before Mass, filming during Mass, and then putting the equipment away after Mass). Please call the office at 613-838-2314 to talk to someone who can give you the specifics. Thanks for considering it.

Thanks again to all who donated!