General Parish News

Register to Attend Masses July 4 & 5, and July 6 & 7, 2020

For the next number of weeks, in order to keep to the limits identified by the province, we are asking parishioners to register for the mass of your choice by clicking the Mass time below. Please feel free to share this information. One registration can be done per family – just indicate the number of seats you will need (include babies and children who will attend with you). We regret that once all the seats are spoken for, we cannot make more seats available. Click on the following links to the Mass of your choice:

4:30 pm Saturday July 4 (St Philips)

9am Sunday July 5 (St Clares) – click this link to see how to register

10:30am Sunday July 5 (St Philips)

12:30pm Sunday July 5 (St Philips – Charismatic Mass with the Lift Jesus Higher Community)

7pm Monday July 27 – No Registration Required (first come, first seated)

7pm Tuesday July 7 (St Clares) – click this link to see how to register

A Message from Fr. Bob

After Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Fr. Bob Poole stood up and addressed the communities of St. Philip Parish, St. Clare Mission and Lift Jesus Higher on how he plans on moving forward with the reopening of the parishes now that the Archdiocese has issued its worship guidelines.

Novena to the Holy Spirit-Thursday May 21 to Saturday May 30th.

As Fr. Bob writes in his message this week, ‘The Holy Spirit would soon guide them (the disciples) out of their innate self-centredness and too-narrow focus, and guide them to understand Jesus, his mission, and their part in it with more clarity. That is why Jesus’ work on earth did not finish until he did send the Holy Spirit on his disciples at Pentecost. It is only through the Spirit that we are able to transcend our natural tendency to put ourselves at the center of the universe. He will enable us to mature into realizing that God is not part of our story, we are in fact part (and only a small part) of His story (History). 

Join us in fasting and praying the Novena to the Holy Spirit from Thursday 21st May to Saturday 30th May, in anticipation of the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday 31st.