eNews: November 6, 2019

eNews: November 6, 2019

eNews: November 6, 2019

6 Nov 2019 | Posted by: chadmin

First Wednesday confession is today from 5-6pm in the church.

Fall Adult Study: The Teachings of Archbishop Fulton J Sheen meets each week in the parish center banquet room. The second series in this study is based on the book “The World’s First Love” by Fulton J. Sheen and begins Wed., Nov. 6, from 6:30-8pm. Reading the book is optional. The series will end with an optional Marian consecration. Childcare offered if requested in advance to Jenny Witt (jwitt@stphils.com/309-682-8642).

The school’s annual Canned Food Drive is here. This drive will run through Nov. 15. Feel free to donate cans and toiletries 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 Thurs., Nov. 7, St. Philomena student council invites all veterans to come to St. Philomena’s school Mass at 9 am to be honored. There will be a Veterans’ Day presentation following Mass.

Next Men’s Club Meeting: Thurs., Nov. 7  at 6pm in the Parish Center. This is our annual “wild game feed.” Come and feast on a variety of wild game. This is always a popular meeting. If you have not joined yet this year, you can do so at this meeting. Annual dues are only $10. Plus, free dinner with your paid membership. Yum! Each time you attend a Men’s Club meeting you have a chance to win cash. This month’s pot is about $725. Free dinner and a chance to win cash. Don’t miss it!

Sign and Sing Storytime The final session of Sign and Sing for this fall runs Thursdays from Oct. 31-Dec. 12. Class meets in the parish center basement toddler room after 8am Mass. Cost is $25/family. Please register online, even if you were in the last session, at https://www.stphils.com/church/faith-formation/children/

Fr. Mike Driscoll will present a series of six adult education sessions entitled, “Catholic Sanity: a Catholic Approach to Mental Health.” The sessions will be held at Peoria Notre Dame High School Auditorium, Wednesdays at 7pm, through Dec. 11. Come to any or all sessions, open to the public, no sign up. If you’d like a list of topics, contact the parish office.

Please return your baby bottles in support of the Women’s Care Center this week/weekend. Bottles can be returned to the bins at each entrance or to the parish center office. Thank you for your support.

St. Philomena Troop 18 Boy Scouts Annual Holiday Smoked Meat Sale. Contact Chris Lewis:  303-4727 or lewischris1975@gmail.com The Scouts will be at Mass this weekend to take your orders in person.  All orders must be received & paid for by Nov. 22. All products will be delivered to your house after 12pm on Sat, Dec. 7 by the Boy Scouts. Contact Chris or a Scout for a complete price sheet.

St. Philomena School Parents: Join us for our second parent night on Wed., Nov. 13 from 6:30-8pm in the parish center. Our topic will be “Teaching Your Child Problem Solving in Social Situations.” We will have wine and cheese, door prizes and takeaways, practicals and discussion. Babysitting will be provided – Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/Rzaq7RNwr4t4EGgQ7  We hope to see you there!

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.

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: www.stphils.com/church/events/griefshare-surviving-the-holidays/