eNews: November 27, 2019

eNews: November 27, 2019

eNews: November 27, 2019

27 Nov 2019 | Posted by: chadmin

We will have one Mass on Thanksgiving at 9am. It is a tradition at St. Philomena for parishioners to bring the bread for their Thanksgiving meal to the altar before Mass on Thanksgiving Day.  The bread is then blessed by the priest before the end of Mass.

Giving Trees are in the Link. Please follow the directions on the tags and return all gifts with tags by the 7:30pm Mass on Dec. 8. On the tree are tags for gifts for parish families, items for Catholic Charities, items for the Women’s Care Center and monetary donations for Haiti.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

There will be a second collection this weekend for the Diocesan Seminarian Fund. Please make any checks payable to Office of Priestly Vocations.

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.

No Scrip sales on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 weekend so our volunteers can enjoy the holiday weekend. The parish office will be closed Nov. 28 & 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Place an online order for Scrip on shopwithscrip.com on Dec. 5-6  and if you use a credit card to pay for that order, you will not pay any of the online fees. No long-term commitment. Sign up now and be ready to shop-til-you-drop on Dec. 5-6, 2019. If you do not yet have a profile, go to www.shopwithscrip.com and use our enrollment code  C51LD8AL925 to be connected to St. Philomena. Scrip is a great way to buy those gift cards you’re going to give, or to purchase gift cards to use for your shopping. Amazon, Starbucks, Dunkin’, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, JC Penny, WalMart/Sam’s, Chipotle, Subway, PetSmart, PetCo….the list goes on! ANYONE can buy Scrip to help raise money for our parish. It is not just a “school thing.” If you have questions about Scrip or online purchasing of Scrip, contact the parish office during regular office hours (8am-4pm, Monday-Friday) or visit our website: https://www.stphils.com/school/support/scrip-enrollment-login/

The next Men’s Club meeting is Mon., Dec. 9. This is the meeting where the men put up the decorations for Christmas. Men of the parish are welcome to join in starting at 5pm in the church. Regular meeting will happen in the banquet room around 6pm. All men are invited. If you can’t join us at 5pm, please do plan on coming to the meeting.

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