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.

PREP/Religious Education

Parents of First thru Sixth Graders

Registration for PREP is now open for the 2017-18 School Year.  Any child that is entering First thru Sixth Grade should be enrolled in our Parish Religious Education Program unless he/she is attending Catholic School. This education is necessary to prepare your child for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Call Wendy Benner at: 215.679.7839 for more info.

Divine Mercy Sunday – April 23rd at 3pm

Our Lord taught Saint Faustina a special Prayer:  “Encourage souls to say the Chaplet…whoever will recite it will receive great Mercy…through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My Will”.  (Diary 1541; 687; 1731). Through Saint Faustina, Our Lord has given us special means of drawing on His Mercy: The Image of the Divine Mercy, The Novena, The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, The 3:00 o’clock Prayer (the Hour of His death) and the Celebration of the Feast of Mercy. Please join us today, Sunday, April 23 at 3:00PM in our Church.

RITE OF CONFIRMATION

The Rite of Confirmation will be celebrated at St. Philip Neri Church on Saturday, April 29 at the 5:00 PM Vigil Mass. This will extend the mass time by twenty to thirty minutes longer. Please plan accordingly.

Combined Martha Ministry and Friendly Visitor Meeting

There will be a combined meeting with Martha Ministry and Friendly Visitor Ministry on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in the Parish Rectory Meeting Room beginning at 9:00 AM.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th, 10:00 AM sharp! Rain or shine. Parents, you are responsible for the drop-off and pick up your children.

Spring Clean-Up

Join the Garden Club on Saturday, April 1st, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (rain date: April 8th) to clean-up the church grounds for spring. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. For more details, contact Lee Johnson at 215-679-6309.

2017 Food for Families

St. Philip Neri Knights of Columbus Father Letterhouse Council #6614 is running a food drive on the weekend of April 1st and 2nd, we need your help to stock the shelves at The Open Link’s Food Cupboard!

Join us in our efforts by donating canned goods and non-perishable food items such as: Boxed meals, canned vegetables, juice, soup/stew, canned meats, canned pasta, boxed pasta, canned fruits, cereal, and peanut butter. We will also be accepting monetary donations that will go directly to The Open Link, Together we can make sure that NO child, adult, or senior in the Upper Perkiomen Valley goes hungry.

Collection sites: SPN Church after Masses and the Parish Hall at the monthly breakfast, or at The Catholic Family Life Center in East Greenville. Questions, contact John Lamond at 267-923-8310 or johnlamond24@yahoo.com.

Liturgical Ministers – 4th Quarter Info

The Liturgical Ministers’ schedule for the 4th quarter of 2017 (October, November, and December) has been posted. Details can be found on the Extraordinary Ministers page.

Click here for the current letter to Liturgical Ministers.