Monthly Archives: May 2017

Clothing Drive

The Respect Life Ministry will be holding a Socks & Underwear Drive on the weekend of May 27th and 28th. These items may be dropped off at the back of the Church. The Respect Life Ministry will repackage them into separate bags and will distribute them to the homeless in Philly. Matthew’s Gospel when you saw Me naked, you clothed Me.

The New Items we are looking for are:
– White athletic/crew socks for men size 10
– Men’s white T-shirts – size Large
– Men’s white Briefs – size Large

Thank you and may God bless you from Respect Life Ministry on behalf of the homeless. For more information, call or email Mark Nunan at 610.754.7185 or marknunan@dejazzd.com.

Come & Go Bingo

The Knights of Columbus will host Come & Go Bingo on Saturday, May 20th.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $.25/game
50/50 cash prize and special rounds
Hot & cold food and drinks
FREE Admission
If you bring a non-perishable item to benefit Open Link, you play two free games of Bingo!
For more information, call 215.679.6405

SPN Senior Club Hosts Open Link Speaker

SPN Senior Club Luncheon with Sheila Ruth

Sheila Ruth responds to questions from members

The St. Philip Neri Senior Club held its monthly luncheon at the parish hall in Pennsburg on Wednesday, April 26 with 114 members in attendance. Guest speaker Sheila Ruth, Center Manager of The Open Link explained the many services the agency now provides since merging with the other community services. She said there were more than 2,000 people each year who were served through programs offered at The Open Link such as basic computer classes, basic financial and nutrition classes, education seminars, employment counselling, and many recreational opportunities. Ruth also explained the lunch program at the Center and said there are fun days such as “National Soft Pretzel Day,” “Donut Day” the 1st Friday of the month, “National Hoagie Day” in May, and “Inside/Outside Picnic” in June. She added that there is also a 1st Monday of the Month Community Supper program that is open to anyone in the community.

In response to a question regarding funding for The Open Link, Ruth said, “The Open Link receives just 36% of their income from federal, state and county government. The remaining 64% comes from local and private sources.” She specifically mentioned their appreciation for the strong support they receive from the Community Thrift Shop.

In closing, Ruth invited everyone to stop by the Center to learn more about the many programs offered to the community.

Other announcements at the luncheon included: Doug Smith was the April birthday winner and Jean Liska won the 50/50 drawing.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 24th for our next luncheon. See the details in the Parish Bulletin and remember to make your reservation.