eNews: December 18, 2019

eNews: December 18, 2019

eNews: December 18, 2019

18 Dec 2019 | Posted by: chadmin

Our annual Advent Penance Service is tonight, Wed., Dec. 18, from 7-8:15pm. There will be a very brief time of prayer and reflection led by Fr. David and then several priests will be available to hear confession. Drop in child care will be offered. To prepare for confession, a link to various examinations of conscience can be found on our website by clicking here or by using the MyParish app.

We will offer mid-day confession on Mon., Dec. 23 from 11am-1pm in the church.

Christmas Mass times: Christmas Eve – 4pm, 6pm, 10:30pm; Christmas Day – 7:30am (no music), 9am, 11am. For a list of other Mass times in the area see the bulletin.

Traveling and want to find a Mass? Visit www.discovermass.com to find churches & Mass times wherever you are in the USA.

The parish office will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1 for the holidays.

Thank you for another successful Giving Tree effort this year. Through the generosity of our families, we assisted St. Philomena families (59 people) with 226 gifts. More than 35 items were donated to the Women’s Care Center and another 60 gifts to Catholic Charities. The monetary donations to Haiti totaled $1,750 which will feed hundreds of Haitian children. Thank you to our Men’s Club for their donation of  $2000 in grocery gift cards to go with the PND food baskets that will be distributed to our families.

Episode 2 of the Tiger Tales podcast is now live. Hear about what’s going on in our school from principal, Jack Dippold (SPS2001).

Engaged over the holidays? Congratulations! Visit our church website to request a meeting with Father David and learn about marriage prep.

There is good news if you have reached age 70½ and you would like to help St. Philomena. If you have an IRA, the government requires you to take out a certain amount each year and be subject to federal tax. However, the law allows you to donate this amount directly to St. Philomena during 2019 and have it distributed free of federal income tax. What a wonderful opportunity for those 70 ½ to help St. Philomena. Please contact the person that handles your retirement plan or your tax advisor.

What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. If you’re interested in learning more about this nine-week class or want to register, click here.  Childcare provided with advanced notice of need. Class begins Jan. 13, 2020.