eNews: October 2, 2019

eNews: October 2, 2019

eNews: October 2, 2019

2 Oct 2019 | Posted by: chadmin

First Wednesday Confessions are tonight in the church from 5-6pm.

Men’s Club October Meeting Thursday, October 3 at 6pm, Parish Center. 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! Did you know that each time you attend a Men’s Club meeting you have a chance to win cash? You read that correctly. This month’s pot? About $700. Free dinner and a chance to win cash. Don’t miss it!

All women of the parish (women of both the church and school) are invited to our Women’s Nights to share faith, fellowship and fun. We welcome and invite all generations of women from St. Philomena. Registration is not required, but you are welcome to let us know to expect you. We meet in the banquet room of the parish center at 7pm.  Thursday, October 10, Return of BINGO! Feel free to come and play or just socialize. Everyone will receive one card and can play additional cards for a $1 donation. Hope to see you there!

On October 5 & 6 we will have our annual diaper drive for the Christ Child Society. Bring diapers in sizes newborn and 1 to the pack-n-play in the main vestibule that weekend for the Society. The Christ Child Society is a charitable organization that provides at-risk families with essentials for their newborn infants through area hospitals and clinics. Anyone interested in learning more about the mission of CCS or becoming a member, please contact Kay Gray at 688-1335 or Paula Rezac at 688-2858.

40 Days for Life: We are currently taking sign ups for our 40 Days for Life day of prayer at Planned Parenthood on Sunday, October 20. Stop in the main vestibule after Mass. Yard signs are also available in the vestibule and at the parish office, take one if you’d like.

AUCTION DONATIONS:  Time is running out to purchase and drop off donations for the auction!  October 4th  is the deadline to have items listed in the catalog! Ideas for donations are: Gift Cards (anywhere, any amount– consider stopping at the Scrip table to purchase gift cards), Children’s Toys, Books, Hot Wheel Basket, Lego sets, Movie Basket, Girls Dress Up Basket, Sports items or baskets, Christmas Decorations or basket, Science Kit for Children, any Home Décor from a store like Hobby Lobby, Wine Refrigerator, Turkey Fryer, Firepit with Smores, kindle, or a mini ipad. To see more ideas, go to the Sign Up Genius .  Items may be dropped off after all Masses this weekend or in the school or parish offices.

Contact Liz Renick with questions about donating lizbecky@mac.com.

St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Friends of the Poor Fundraiser The support of our parishioners has allowed us to help many families with utility bills or rent payments. Now SVDP needs funds for the longer term ministry to help families in Central Peoria neighborhoods. Friends of the Poor is an annual fund raising event and St. Philomena volunteers need your help in meeting our goal. Cash or checks payable to Society of SVDP can be put in an envelope with “Friends of the Poor” plus your name and address written on the outside. Donations can be placed in weekend collection or mailed to the parish office by October 4. All parishioner donations will help families in our neighborhoods. All who donate will receive a letter from the event coordinator. The St. Philomena SVDP group will also be eligible to obtain grants from this national event to help even more families. Questions to Mary 309-229-4154.

Fall Adult Study – Treasure in Clay: The Teachings of Archbishop Fulton J Sheen meets each Wednesday from 6:30-8pm in the parish center banquet room. For a list of topics visit our website https://www.stphils.com/church/events/treasure-in-clay-the-teachings-of-archbishop-fulton-j-sheen/ Contact Jenny Witt (jwitt@stphils.com/309-682-8642) to reserve child care needs.