Christmas Mass Schedule


Wednesday – December 19
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday – December 22
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Christmas Mass Times:

Monday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
5:00 PM, 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Day
9:00 AM

Holy Day Mass Times:

Jan. 1 – Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, Holy Day
Monday – Dec. 31
Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM
Tuesday – Jan. 1
7:30 AM and 10:00 AM


50/50: Chance to win Basket of CHEER!

50/50: Chance to win Basket of CHEER!

The Christmas season starts early this year, so why not spread some Cheer?

The Parish Council of Saint Philip Neri is now selling tickets for a Basket of Cheer thru Sunday – December 30. The winner will be announced after the last Mass.

Costs are $2/each or 3 for $5. Start the New Year right with a chance to win! Questions? Email Georgine Heibeck at: or Dawn McCausland at:

50/50 Drawing

Just a reminder . . . about the 50/50 Drawing!

Tickets are $20/each and the first drawing date will be on Bingo Sunday – February 3, 2019 in the Parish Hall. Total ticket sales are limited to 1,000 tickets; make checks payable to St. Philip Neri Parish.

Four equal prizes of $2,500 dollars each if ALL tickets are sold; prize amounts will be adjusted if ALL tickets are NOT sold. Each prize amount equal to one-quarter of 50-percent of all ticket sales.

Up to 4 chances to win on each ticket: Winning ticket stubs will be returned to the Drawing Drum after 1st, 2nd & 3rd Draw. Possibility of winning up to four times.

You can purchase tickets at Mass or the Rectory Office between 10AM & 4:30PM.

PREP/Religious Education

PREP registrations are now closed except for new/transferring members to the Parish.

Call Wendy Benner at: 215.679.7839 for more info.

Little Church

Curious about Little Church? This is a Program that takes place during our 10:00 am Mass. Children ages 3 – Kindergarten are invited to participate. This Program teaches the children about Mass and they participate in a weekly Service where they hear the Good News, explore its meaning and interact with parts of the Service. There is no fee for this Program; however, registration is necessary is now being accepted for the 2018-2019 year. Please consider having your little children participate in this program. If you are interested or have questions about this Program, call Wendy Benner at: 215.679.7839, or click here for more information.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Curious about Children’s Liturgy of the Word? CLOW takes place during our 10:00 am Mass, post Labor Day up to Memorial Day weekend. Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to gather in the center aisle and then are escorted to a meeting room off the Sacristy, to hear and share the Good News in a child friendly environment. Our volunteer staff reads the Word to the children and then they explore its meaning. There is no fee and no registration required for this Program. Please consider encouraging your child to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word. If you are interested or have questions about this Program, call Wendy Benner at: 215.679.7839.

PREP Calendar 2018-19

The PREP calendar for the 2018-19 program year is now available.

PREP Calendar 2018-19

Liturgical Ministry Letter

September 18, 2018

Dear Liturgical Ministers,

Please find enclosed the Sunday Mass Schedule for the 4th Quarter of 2018 for Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Altar Servers (youth and adult). This schedule also covers three Holy Days of Obligation:  Nov. 1, 2018 / Feast of All Saints,  Dec. 8, 2018 / Immaculate Conception of BVM and January 1, 2019 / Solemnity of Mary Mother of God.

Several reminders:

Lectors should check in with each other in the sacristy before Mass.

Servers should be in the sacristy and vested 15 min. before the start of Mass.

Older Youth Servers please do your best to assist our younger servers.  If your name appears on the schedule with + next to your name then we have designated you as a Senior Server with the duty to assist younger servers assigned with you.

All Ministries:  If you are unable to attend a scheduled Mass please find a substitute.  Do not call the parish office, Linda Franks or Deacon Franks or Deacon Kennedy asking them to find someone.  It is your responsibility to make sure the assigned Mass is covered.

Eucharistic Ministers are reminded to please be aware of their assigned positions (Distribution of the Precious Blood resumes this schedule.).

Eucharistic Ministers are asked to be aware that there will be times when there may be additional ministers (in Alb and cincture) in the sanctuary.  If that is the case we may not need the full complement of EMs that are scheduled.  If the extra person is standing on the altar platform next to the priest or deacon that will indicate that they will be assisting with Holy Communion and someone should stay back. I know it is confusing but we do not like to have to send folks back once they have come forward.

Also, if you will be away during January, February and March 2019, please let us know no later than December 1, 2018 so we do not schedule you while you are away.  Just drop us a line at Or leave a message at the rectory office (215-679-9275).

Christmas Schedule 2018: If you would like to be assigned for Christmas please let us know by Dec. 10, 2018.  Anticipated Mass times are Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve):  5:00 PM, 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM and on Dec. 25 (Christmas Day):  10:00 AM.  You can send an email to or you can call the rectory (215-679-9275) and leave your information. You can also drop a note in the Sunday collection basket.

Please Note – Very Important:  We are asking that everyone please look at the minister lists that accompany the schedule and verify that we have the correct phone numbers for you.  If the number listed is incorrect please send message containing the correct number to  We no longer communicate through email as addresses change.  Check the bulletin for schedules or go on line at the parish website:

Again, thank you all for your dedication in assisting at Sunday Mass.

Linda Franks

If you’d like to download the letter, please click here.