General Parish News

Final Day to Order: Thursday November 17th – Annual Harvest Dinner (November 19)

The St. Philip Ladies Auxiliary will once again be putting on a delicious home-cooked Harvest Dinner.  Turkey with all the fixings – potatoes, stuffing, vegetables and dessert – will be available Saturday, November 19.  Cost is $20 per meal.  Payment may be made by e-transfer to [email protected].  Orders must be placed by November 16.  For more information please contact Mary at 613-838-2292.

Shoebox Campaign – Samaritan’s Purse

Help to put a smile on the face of a child in need around the world this Christmas!!!  Again this year, St. Philip’s and St. Clare’s will be collecting Shoeboxes for these children through Samaritan’s Purse.   Shoeboxes will be available for pick up at the back of the church this weekend.  Please  return them to the church by Tuesday, November 1st. Contact Debbie McSheffrey at 613 204-8085.

Sunday Missals & 2023 Donation Boxes- Now available to Pick up

If you ordered a Sunday Missal, it is now available for pick up at the back of both St Philips and St Clares. 2023 donation boxes are also available for pickup. If you still wish to order a missal, it is not too late! Order your Sunday Missals now – $5 each. Download the order form using this link. Please fill out this form, including payment, put it in an envelope ‘Attn:  Office’ and drop it in the weekend collection basket OR send it to the office by mail (127 Burke St., PO Box 59, Richmond, K0A 2Z0).  Please note that we are unable to provide tax receipts for this purchase.  Missals must be paid for in advance and will be available for pickup the weekend after we receive your order.

St Philip Mass in the Cemetery – Sunday, September 25, 10:30am

Sunday, September 25th at 10:30 am is St Philip’s annual ‘Mass in the Cemetery.’  Please bring your lawn chairs.  There will also be a special collection for the cemetery at this Mass.  Fr Bob will be available to bless graves after Mass.  This will be held ‘weather permitting’ … check this space on the parish website that morning if in doubt.  If weather is bad, Mass will be held as usual in the church.  Either way, Coffee Sunday will follow in the hall.

Please note that regardless of the weather and where the Mass takes place, the Sunday, September 25, 20222 Mass will not be live-streamed.

Sacramental Preparation of Children for the 2022-2023 School Year

We welcome Catholic children who attend St. Philip School, attend St. Philip Church or St. Clare Mission, or reside in Richmond to register for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.

If your child is in Grade 2 (or grade 3/4 students who were unable to participate over the past 2 years):  Grade 2 is generally the year when the Sacraments of First Eucharist (First Communion) and First Reconciliation are offered. We invite you and your child to come and hear all about the Sacraments!  We invite you to our information meeting:  Wednesday September 28th, 6:30-7:30pm in St Philips Parish Hall. As online registration is now closed, you will need to register in person …please arrive prior to 6:30pm in order to have enough time to register.

If your child is in Grade 6: Grade 6 is generally the year when students celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.   We invite you and your child to come and hear all about the Sacrament of Confirmation!  We invite you to our information meeting:  Wednesday September 28th, 7:30-8:30pm in St Philips Parish Hall. As online registration is now closed, you will need to register in person …please arrive prior to 7:30pm in order to have enough time to register.

Friday March 25-Consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Pope Francis will consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, at 5 pm in Rome at a special penance service. In 2013, Pope Francis renewed the consecration of the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and dedicated his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima, underlining the powerful intercessory role of our Blessed Mother Mary. On March 25, Archbishop Damphousse will celebrate the 12:15 pm Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral when he will celebrate this consecration. All are welcome. Let us entrust Ukraine and Russia to the maternal care of our Blessed Mother, asking for her powerful intercession to end the war and to ease the suffering of all the afflicted. Immaculate Heart of Mary – Pray for us. 

Fr Bob invites parishioners to say the rosary during the day for this intention. Click here for the Prayer for the Act of Consecration.