Our Parish is hosting an Italian Festival on St Philip Neri's feast day, May 26, from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. This is a fundraising event for our Parish and will be open to the public. Tickets will go on sale in the Narthex this weekend and May 4-5 to parishioners for $5 (cash or check only). Tickets at the gate and to the public will be $10. Children 5 and under are free. Ticket includes a complementary wine tasting and live entertainment plus access to the playground. More info at www.italianfestivalok.com and at https://www.facebook.com/italianfestivalok.
Note: You must be 21 or older to enter liquor store or enjoy alcohol at the festival.
Last chance to preview and order festival T-shirts is this weekend.
The Archdiocese has teamed up with Covenant Eyes and several other dioceses to create a central online resource to help fight internet pornography. It is at https://cleanheart.online/archdiocese-oklahoma-city Resources are available for ministry leaders, educators, parents, and those struggling themselves with pornography.
Rice Bowls will be collected April 27-28.
During Lent, we will participate in Catholic Relief Services' Rice Bowl program.
Driven by our faith, we are committed to help those in need no matter where they may live. In that spirit:
75 % of your gift supports CRS’ programs around the world. Some examples include:
Agriculture projects help farmers improve harvests
Water and sanitation projects bring clean water to communities
Microfinance projects support small businesses
Mother and child health projects offer health and nutrition services
Education projects provide resources and training
25 % of your donations go to hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in your own community.
Questions? Contact parish coordinator Laurann Donahue.
Please Make Your Gift to the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal Give, and Gifts Will Be Given to You. Give online using the "Give Now!" button at https://archokc.org/appeal Pledge material is available in the church.
The Annual Catholic Appeal is our chance to support the work of the Church throughout the archdiocese. Please review the case statements of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. We ask that you prayerfully discern the level of commitment that you can provide.
Funds raised in the Annual Catholic Appeal will provide:
Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry: Draw in youth, young adults and college students into a vibrant experience of the Catholic faith.
Blessed Stanley Rother Institute: Religious education for leaders at every level for effective parish ministry.
Children’s Evangelization and Catholic Schools Provide the formation needed to raise confident young disciples.
Marriage and Family Life: Support the domestic Church as the building block of society
Vocations and Seminarians: Promotion of vocational discernment formation of those called to be priests.
Clergy Formation and Support: Build up priests and deacons to use the gifts God gave them to the best of their abilities.
Guatemala and Local Hispanic Ministry: Support the growing and vibrant Hispanic population in central and western Oklahoma and Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
ATTENTION ALL parents, volunteers, and personnel of SPN. If you took SAFE ENVIRONMENT training PRIOR to JUNE 2014, you will need to RETAKE the training. As of last week, the Archdiocese is requiring everyone who works or volunteers with children and/or vulnerable adults, and have not taken the training or took it prior to June 2014, take the training and sign a new Code of Conduct.
If you took the training prior to June 2014, you do not need to fill-out a new application. You will only need to view the video and sign the new Code of Conduct. Both have been revised.
If you have never taken the training, you will need to view the video, fill-out an application, provide three references, agree to a background check, sign a Code of Conduct.
In light of the scandals in the Catholic Church, we all need to be aware and understand our responsibilities when it comes to abuse.
The next Safe Environment training is scheduled on May 2nd @ 8 a.m., at SPN. Enter at south door. Future training is on June 11th at 2 p.m. and July 11th at 8 a.m.
Please call Lorna at (405) 737-4476 to schedule your training. If you are not sure when you took your training, you can also ask her.
See the Safe Environment page for more info.
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.
For more info and to donate, visit here
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
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.