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Adoration – St. Anne’s Chapel


Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 7 PM

Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM

To sign up or for more information, contact Mary at 215-518-1341; or Barb at 484-225-0033;



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.


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The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul conducts an evangelization ministry with Cathedral Ambassadors. This enthusiastic group of trained Ambassadors staffs the Basilica every day of the week and is comprised of volunteer parishioners from all over the Archdiocese. They answer questions, offer assistance and give tours. Cathedral Ambassadors provide a personal presence in the Basilica, they put a face on the Church. Cathedral Ambassadors are assigned 4 hour shifts. The schedule is flexible – one day or more a month. They are provided training and materials to support their evangelization ministry.

For more information and to become a Cathedral Ambassador, please contact Louise Pascale, the coordinator of the Cathedral Ambassadors, at
Learn more about our Cathedral Basilica at The mailing address: 1723 Race Street; Philadelphia 19103.

Why not volunteer to help at our parish breakfast

The Monthly Breakfast has expanded its menu and therefore is in need of cooks, line personnel, and dish washers.  We in particular need help with cleanup at the end of the breakfast which concludes at 12:00 PM.  If you can help, contact at Bill at 215.896.5949 or Shirley at 215-679-9275.

Kitchen Helpers Needed for Bingo

Will you help?  Help is needed in the kitchen for monthly Bingo to assist in anyway possible.  The time would be 11:45 am to 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall Kitchen.

Call Rita Latshaw for more information at: 215.679.7009.

Keep in mind you would only have to help once every four months.

Remember Friendly Visitors?

They are friendly and they visit. They visit parishioners who don’t get out very often, or who have no family, nearby; they visit people who just want someone to talk with.

If you feel you can do this, or if you feel that God may be calling you to this as part of your Baptismal Call to service, please contact LaRue Emmell: 215.679.3086 OR Joan Lampart – 215.679.9275. A short Orientation is necessary.

The Calix Society

Are you currently in a 12-step program? Would you like to be able to freely discuss how your Catholic faith, Christ, and His Sacraments nourish your recovery? If so, the Calix Society is for you! This group serves to enhance (not replace) 12-step groups with an emphasis upon our journey in Christ.
You can find our national website at and local meeting information at You may also contact Ken at 215-327-3236 or Amy at 610-405-7747.


Welcome Ministry –  Why not join this ministry and welcome newly registered parishioners to St. Philip Neri Parish. A welcome letter is sent to each new parishioner, as a volunteer you would follow up with a phone call to offer information and answer questions about the various activities and ministries in the Parish.