eNews: June 5, 2019

eNews: June 5, 2019

eNews: June 5, 2019

5 Jun 2019 | Posted by: chadmin

First Wednesday Confession is today, June 5 from 5-6pm in the church. All are welcome. Tell a friend!

This weekend we will have a second collection for Sophia’s Kitchen. If you prefer to give by check, please make it payable to Sophia’s Kitchen. Thank you in advance for your generous support. We are also collecting canned goods for their June food pantry. Donations may be brought in this week to the parish office or over the weekend to the main vestibule. Needed items include: canned fruits, canned vegetables, cereals, baking mixes, pasta and canned meats (tuna, chicken and Vienna sausages). No perishable products, please.

We will host a Diocesan holy hour for vocations on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30pm in the church. All are welcome.

This Sunday after the 9am Mass we will have our monthly blessing of expectant couples and those trying to conceive. Meet at the statue of Mary after Mass is over.

Throughout June, July and August here at St. Philomena, we will need help weekly bagging shoes as well as loading and bringing them to the Illinois American Water facility at 8400 N University. Because we typically collect a LARGE amount of shoes, it is important that these tasks be done weekly so the piles don’t become overwhelming. Bagging is easiest done after Mass on Sunday and hauling better at the beginning of the week (Mon., Tues., or Wed.). Bagging is a great activity for a family. If you are interested in helping with this project, contact Rhonda Parker in the parish office or use this Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948a5ab2aa0ff2-shoes

If you would like more information about donating to the Invest in Kids Scholarship Program that was discussed after Mass a couple of weeks ago, please speak with Father David or our principal, Mr. Jack Dippold (309-685-1208 or jackdipp@stphils.com). You still have time to donate and make a difference for many of our families.

Our stewardship commitment form is now available online on our newly redesigned website (Thanks WebDesign309!). It’s super easy and super quick to let us know how you can share your time and talent with your parish community: https://www.stphils.com/church/serve/stewardship-commitment/

If you are an Amazon shopper, consider using the URL smile.amazon.com/ch/37-0794772. It’s the same as shopping on the “regular” Amazon, except AmazonSmile then donates to St. Philomena Church & School. Don’t forget to purchase your Amazon Scrip, too. Amazon Scrip works on AmazonSmile.

Would you and your family like to take up the gifts at the offertory during weekend Mass? If you attend the 4:30pm, 9am or 11am Mass and are interested just stop and see an usher on the way in or sign up in the offertory binder located in the main vestibule of church. If the Mass intention is for a family member or friend it’s a nice way to participate as well.

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

There will be a Peoria Municipal Band concert outside the main entrance to St. Philomena Church on Friday, June 28. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. The concert will start at 7:00pm and lasts just over one hour. We recommend arriving before 6:30pm to allow time for parking and setting up your lawn chairs. The gate at the Albany entrance to the church parking lot will close no later than 6:30pm. After that time, cars must enter from the west entrance between the school and rectory.