This week’s eNews: December 5, 2018

This week’s eNews: December 5, 2018

This week’s eNews: December 5, 2018

5 Dec 2018 | Posted by: chadmin

First Wednesday confession is tonight (December 5) from 5-6pm.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary is December 8 and a holy day of obligation. Saturday evening Mass (4:30pm) is the Vigil for Sunday and does not fulfill the holy day obligation. Mass at St. Philomena: Fri., Dec. 7: 5:30pm; Sat., Dec. 8: 8am & 10am. Additional local Mass times are in the Dec. 2 bulletin.

Tiny Tigers Moms’ Group will meet twice more before Christmas on Dec. 7 & 14. See the Dec. 2 bulletin for topics.  Anchor Moms Prayer Group will meet one last time before Christmas on Dec. 7.

The monthly blessing of expectant mothers and couples trying to conceive is Sunday, December 9 after the 9am Mass. Meet a representative from Elizabeth Ministry at the statue of Mary and a priest will join you for the blessing.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Giving Tuesday to make a donation to our parish endowment. We are happy to report that 51 families made a donation. Our total giving for the kick-off was $17,775! A great effort all around. Thank you! If you’d like to make an end-of-year gift to the parish endowment, contact the parish office.

All are invited to attend a Holy Hour for Vocations on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30pm at St. Mary, 9910 W Knox St., Kickapoo.

As a follow up to our Surviving the Holidays seminar, we will offer a 13-week GriefShare grief recovery seminar beginning on Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30pm. GriefShare is a weekly video seminar featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery topics. Each seminar is combined with small group discussion time to allow group participants to talk about the content of the seminar and how they are dealing with the death of their loved one. For more information or to sign up, go to or contact the parish office.

Our next Financial Peace University will begin on January 21, 2019. This nine-week series will be held on Monday Nights, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Parish Center Banquet Room. Join us for this Dave Ramsey study led by Brian Winschel. Childcare provided with notice. Send in an inquiry or register by filling out the registration form  online at and someone will follow up with you.

Don’t forget to use Scrip this holiday shopping season. Scrip gift cards are perfect to use when shopping for gifts or as gifts themselves. Some retailers’ cards can also be bought online and sent via email for those out-of-town family/friends or last-minute gifts. To order, stop at the Scrip table after Mass in the link or come by the parish office during regular office hours. You can also go to the online store at Create a log-in and use our church enrollment code: C51LD8AL925. Scrip is ordered every Monday morning and typically in the office Thursday for pickup. Some items we keep in stock, but as a rule of thumb for Christmas: order early. Anything you want for Christmas must be ordered by Monday, December 17 at 9am.

Are you an Amazon shopper? Have you enrolled in the AmazonSmile program? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization (like St. Philomena Church & School!) every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the same shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the charity you choose. When you shop for Amazon products at, Amazon donates to St. Philomena Church & School. Don’t forget to purchase your Amazon Scrip to use when shopping on Amazon!