October 4th celebrates the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. The feast commemorates the life of the 12th century saint who serves as the Catholic Church's patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be blessed and St. Philip Neri held a short ceremony with students and parishioners. The blessing was led by our parish priest, Father Timothy Fuller.
The Damon Family attended the Pet Blessing with Channing dressed in a school spirit shirt. Cliff and Suzanne Damon are parents to Pre-K3 student, Eleanor.
Religious Education classes from Pre-K to 6th grade have begun. Classes are held between Sunday Masses from 9:30am - 10:40am. A class schedule can be located under the Religious Education tab.
Four St. Philip Neri parishioners: Josh Cantino of Midwest City, Andrew Wagner of Midwest City, Andrew Kent of Midwest City and Alex Bohn of Choctaw (pictured L to R below with Fr Timothy Fuller) received Pope Pius XII emblems at a Mass pinning ceremony on May 29th. See Oklahoman article at http://m.newsok.com/article/5508744
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The Mobile Meals ministry of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church was presented with a $725 donation from Ranch Hand Truckfitters of Oklahoma City.
"Ranch Hand Truckfitters is excited to partner with a locally-respected non-profit organization, Mobile Meals, that has a positive impact on those in the community who are in need," said their General Manager Shaun Schultz.
The St. Philip Neri Mobile Meals ministry services nearly 60 individuals with hot meals delivered to their homes once a week. "It allows people to stay in their home and not have to seek assisted living," said Pat Scott, SPN Mobile Meals Coordinator. "This donation is so greatly appreciated."
Mobile Meals is a volunteer-based ministry which coordinates with four other churches in the community thus allowing five hot meals a week to those in need. It is financed through donations.
Pictured (left to right) Father Timothy Fuller, Dotty Duncan, Pat Scott and Shaun Schultz
Did you know that you can make St Philip Neri School more affordable and receive a substantial Oklahoma Income Tax credit? The Catholic Schools Opportunity Scholarship Fund was created to take advantage of the OK Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act that allows both a 50% tax credit as well as an itemized deduction on Federal and State income taxes.
Furthermore, you can designate up to 75% of your contribution to specific Catholic schools, including St Philip Neri or one of the 3 Archdiocesan high schools, or split the 75% among schools.
Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need.
The Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis runs through Christ the King Sunday in 2016.
Eight Churches within our Archdiocese have been designated with Holy Doors to celebrate The Jubilee Year of Mercy. If you are interested, you can download a passport for each Parish here
Complete three passports (each containing a question about that particular Church) and present to the Catholic Pastoral Center to receive a pin commemorating The Year of Mercy.
"Night at the Garage" will be held on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Eat dinner out and support St. Philip Neri.
10% of all proceeds from the evening go to the Family Life Center and School Tech Fund.
Pictured: 4th Grader, JT Berry, chowing down on his burger of choice.
Since we first opened in 1954, our goals have remained steadfast. Our mission is to serve families in developing and nurturing the whole child to achieve academic excellence. The School community provides a safe, Catholic Christian environment in which each child can grow to be a contributing member of the Church and society.
For more than 60 years, St Philip Neri has carried on a tradition of excellence, preparing students for upper-level coursework while building a strong foundation of faith. Jesus Christ will always remain at the heart of all we do, whether in academics, athletics, or community service. St Philip Neri is more than a place to learn, it is a place to grow.
Contact us at 737-4496 or www.stphilipnerischool.com
NEW! On July 25, the Archdiocese reached an agreement to buy additional land to the east and west (total just over 1 acre). See http://newsok.com/archdiocese-to-receive-lake-draper-reservation-land-cemetery-expansion-is-planned/article/5511028 .
Many people expressed strong interest in plots and pairs of plots, and so far no one has asked for something wanted by another. For assistance in selecting a plot, call the church office and they or Larry Hopper will help you. A Cemetery Map shows the plots, but you must see Larry or visit the office to see which are available. Lots numbered in red are currently being sold, those numbered in blue are in a wooded area to be sold later. Orange and green shaded areas indicate walkways and areas reserved for the altar, Columbarium, and trees.
Plots are $500 each (no tax), please call the church office before you come down or mail in a check.