eNews: August 7, 2019

eNews: August 7, 2019

eNews: August 7, 2019

7 Aug 2019 | Posted by: chadmin

PLEASE NOTE: Sheridan Road is closed from War Memorial through the Florence intersection. Illinois American Water announced the closure to replace the water main in that area. Work will be completed by August 16. You can enter our campus from Albany off of Sheridan if you are driving north (from Forrest Hill) but will not be able to go any further north. Twelve Oaks is still accessible. Once the water main is installed, the excavated areas will be restored and open to traffic as soon as possible. The City of Peoria is completing a mill and overlay on the roadway surface within the same project limits in October 2019.

Fall sports (soccer, golf, cross country, girls basketball) registration for St. Philomena School is still open. Register and pay online at www.leaguelineup.com/stphilsathletics. Soccer is open to registered parishioners of St. Philomena Parish who do not attend St. Philomena School. This only applies to soccer.

St. Philomena’s feast day is Sunday, August 11. We are currently praying our annual Novena to St. Philomena through August 11. If you cannot join us at Mass, please join in at home.  The prayer and more about our patroness can be found on our website: https://www.stphils.com/church/about-us/our-patron-saint/  Join us for coffee/juice and donuts in the banquet room on Sunday morning after all Masses.

As a reminder, the Assumption of Mary on August 15 is a holy day of obligation. We will have the vigil Mass on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30pm, with Mass on Thursday, August 15 at 7am, 8am, and 5:30pm. Please see the August 11 bulletin for times at other local churches.

Blessing of expectant couples and those trying to conceive is after 9am Mass on Sunday, August 11. Meet at the statue of Mary and Father will join you after he’s greeted the people.

Sunday Faith Formation is for our parish children in grades PreK-8 who do not attend St. Philomena School. If you are a returning family, please watch your email for registration instructions. Classes begin on September 8 with a parent meeting. If you are new to Faith Formation (including transferring from St. Philomena to a public school) or have questions, contact Father David Richardson or Jenny Witt at faithformation@stphils.com or call the parish office.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, is for non-Catholics, Catholics who are not Confirmed, and Catholics interested in learning more about the foundation of our beliefs as Catholics. All classes are taught by Father David and offer the opportunity to discover or deepen your relationship with God through time in scripture, study, prayer and fellowship. There is no obligation or expectation to join the Catholic Church. If you or someone you know is interested, join us for an informational meeting September 10 at 6:30pm in the Parish Center banquet room. Enter through the covered drop off doors. Weekly classes will be on Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm beginning September 17. An RSVP to Jenny Witt is welcomed but not necessary. Childcare is offered for the informational meeting and the classes. If you have childcare needs, notify Jenny Witt in advance to reserve space for your child. For additional questions contact Father David.  Details can also be found online at https://www.stphils.com/church/ .