General Parish News

First World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly – Archbishop Marcel’s Message

Pope Francis has inaugurated the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly for July 25th 2021. The theme of this day of celebration is from the Gospel of Matthew: “I am with you always” (Mt. 28.20).

In his message for this occasion, Pope Francis writes: “I am well aware that this Message comes to you at a difficult time: the pandemic swept down on us like an unexpected and furious storm; it has been a time of trial for everyone, but especially for us elderly persons. Many of us fell ill, others died or experienced the death of spouses or loved ones, while others found themselves isolated and alone for long periods.” more here Read more...

SACRAMENTS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: FIRST EUCHARIST, FIRST RECONCILIATION AND CONFIRMATION

If your child will enter grade 2 in Fall 2021: Grade 2 is generally the year when the Sacraments of First Communion and First Reconciliation are offered. If your child will enter grade 6 in Fall 2021: Grade 6 is generally the year when the Sacrament of Confirmation is offered.     If your child will be entering either of these grades in the Fall, there will be an essential registration meeting in late October.  Sometime in late September or early October of 2021, we will communicate details of the meeting in three ways:  1) notice will be put on our website   2)  notice will be in the weekly bulletin (found on the website) and 3) through the grades 2 and 6 classes at St Philips School.

Mass Registration Resumes

St Philips & St Clares Churches open this weekend to 25% capacity – with the current provincial announcement, we are happy that BOTH church and hall (at St Philips) will EACH be open to 25% capacity starting this Saturday, (July 3) as well as at St Clares Mission.  St Philips Hall will feature a live-stream of the Mass with our recently upgraded picture! Also for those attending in the Hall, Holy Eucharist will be brought in by a Eucharistic Minister.  Please register for the location of your choice by clicking the ‘Attend Mass’ link above.

Blessing the Statues of St Joseph

To commemorate this Year of St Joseph, both St Philip Parish and St Clares Mission will bless statues of St Joseph this weekend.

On Sunday, May 2nd (at the 9am Mass), St Clares will have it’s statue of St Joseph blessed.

At the Saturday 4:30pm Mass on May 1st (the Feast of St Joseph the Worker), Fr. Bob will bless the new statue recently donated to St Philips parish. Here is an image of this beautiful statue:

St Joseph, Pray For Us

Livestream Masses Continue

We invite you to join us from your homes as we continue to live-stream weekend Masses (Saturday 4:30pm and Sunday 10:30am). Click ‘Watch Mass’ at the top of this page. This will take you to our YouTube channel. Masses will be listed by date (please note that you will need to click ahead by about 10 minutes on the timeline to get to the point where Mass begins). Thank you for joining us and your fellow parishioners as we continue to celebrate Mass together in these most challenging times. Now more than ever, we need to join our hearts together in prayer!