eNews: November 13, 2019

eNews: November 13, 2019

eNews: November 13, 2019

13 Nov 2019 | Posted by: chadmin

Fall Adult Study: This week’s Sheen study is Thurs., Nov. 14 from 6:30-8pm. Topic this week is “The World’s Happiest Marriage.” Childcare offered if requested in advance to Jenny Witt (jwitt@stphils.com/309-682-8642).

The school’s annual Canned Food Drive will run through Nov. 15. Donated cans and toiletries can be placed in the box located in the back of the church. Please do not donate any glass items or Halloween candy. Thank you for your support!

On Nov. 16 at 10am we will have our annual parish Memorial & Healing Mass. This is when we remember all of our deceased loved ones, with special remembrance of those from our parish who have died in the past year. At this same Mass, Father David will anoint anyone who wishes to be anointed for physical, spiritual or emotional healing. Please join us.

St. Philomena Cub Scout Pack #18 Pancake & Sausage Breakfast is Sun., Nov. 17 from 8am-1pm, in the school cafeteria. Tickets are available at the door: Adults (age 18+) $7; Children (ages 6-17) $5; Kids (ages 5 & under) free!

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception will be at St. Philomena on Nov. 16 & 17 selling their Rolan Johnson Christmas Ornament.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays. Grieving? Know someone who is? When you are grieving a loved one’s death (spouse, child, sibling, parent, grandparent, close friend…), the holiday season can be especially painful. Please join us for this encouraging seminar on Mon., Nov. 18 from 6:30-8pm in the Parish Center. RSVP to the office or via our website

Our 3rd grade Brownies are conducting a hat and glove drive, donating the items to Sophia’s Kitchen and local nursing homes. They will have a collection box in the vestibule of the church starting next week (Nov. 18). If you’d like to contribute adult size hats and/or gloves, please bring them next week through Nov. 24. Thank you for your support.

Our principal, Mr. Jack Dippold, just launched a podcast for our school called “Tiger Tales.” We’d love all of our parishioners to take a listen. It’s a great way to learn about what’s going on at St. Philomena School. Click here to listen!

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, our bulletin schedule will adjust. Nov. 24: info. due by 12pm on Nov. 18; Dec. 1: info. due by 12pm on Nov. 20

Giving Trees will be put up in the Link the weekend of Nov. 23 & 24 in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please follow the directions on the tags and return all gifts with tags by the 7:30pm Mass on Dec. 8. On the tree will be tags for gifts for parish families, items for the Women’s Care Center and monetary donations for Haiti.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Started in 2012, #GivingTuesday is known to kick off the charitable season. People across the globe embrace this day of giving in the height of consumerism around the holidays—it’s a breath of fresh air. It reminds people to give back in a meaningful way after the hustle and bustle of shopping. This year, #GivingTuesday is Dec. 3. We will once again participate with funds going toward our church endowment fund. Please prayerfully consider what your family can do to help us with this fund raising effort, then on Dec. 3 go to www.stphils.com and click on the green DONATE button at the top and put your donation to the fund St. Philomena Parish Endowment.  If you’d like to give in a traditional way, we appreciate those gifts as well. Thank you for your support. Contact the parish office with any questions.