eNews: July 31, 2019

eNews: July 31, 2019

eNews: July 31, 2019

31 Jul 2019 | Posted by: chadmin

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.

Boys in grades 5-8 enrolled in St. Philomena School: baseball tryouts are Monday, August 5 at 5:30pm at Woodruff. This is a junior high team, but boys in grades 5th-8th are eligible to try out. This is a co-op team tryout so expect there to be cuts, spots are not guaranteed.

St. Philomena’s feast day is August 11. We will pray our annual Novena to St. Philomena from August 3-11. 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/

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/ .

Please check the Lost and Found! Our lost and found bin is overflowing and we’ll need to empty it soon. If you are missing reading glasses, a child’s book, a prayer book, a cup, a toy, a glove, a hat or anything else, please check our bin today. It can be found inside the right doors (as you face the altar/parish center side) to the church.

To help communicate information about the Cause and Beatification for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, the diocese has launched a new website: celebratesheen.com. All are invited to visit the tomb in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 607 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria: Monday-Friday, 12 – 2pm; Saturday, 3 – 6pm and Sunday, 9am – 2pm.

The Bishop’s Commission on Women invites you to a Holy Hour for our Diocesan Priests Sunday, August 4, at 3:00pm Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel, Spalding Renewal Center, 401 NE Madison Ave, Peoria. Deacon Kevin Zeeb will lead us in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament for our beloved priests whom you will get to name and pray for specifically. Please join us in this important show of support and spiritual uplifting for our priests. Refreshments and fellowship afterward.

Family Resources Center. The pro-life library for the Diocese of Peoria is located at 415 NE Monroe in Peoria and is in need of volunteers for Thursdays and Fridays. If you are interested or have questions please contact Suzie Meismer at 309-966-0385.