If you are interested in contributing to the EASTER MEMORIAL FLOWERS please feel free to put your money-offering in an envelope, mark it Easter Flowers, write to whom it is dedicated and who it is from. The envelope can be placed in the regular Offertory basket, taken to the office, sent to the office, or given to Rose Wolfe or Barbara Harrison.
Come Home for Easter
A parishioner has come up with the idea and will be sending personal cards inviting dormant Catholic family members and friends, as well as former parishioners to "Come Home for Easter" at St. Philip Neri Parish. If anyone else would like some cards to send to family or friends on your own, please contact Fr. Charlie, letting him know how many cards you would like.
Volunteers Needed for Parish Office
We are looking for temporary volunteers to help answer phones in the Parish Office until the Secretary/Receptionist positions are filled. We especially need a volunteer with database entry experience. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please contact Jeanne or Fr. Charlie at the Parish Office.
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
Parish Pastoral Council Nominations
Are you ready to serve? Are you interested in getting deeply involved with the work of St Philip Neri Parish? Then consider using your God-given talents and serving on the Pastoral Council. The Council advises and assists Father Charlie on ministries, programs and other important activities of the Parish. This year four seats are up for election. Pastoral Council candidates must be registered, active and concerned members of the Parish who would like to further the mission of the Church in southeast Portland. Currently we meet on the second Wednesday of the month generally from 7-8:30pm. Candidates must be 18 years old, of good judgment and dedicated to the faith. Nomination forms will be in the back of the Church on March 31-April 1 and April 7-8. Pray on this matter and consider either becoming a candidate or nominating someone you believe to be a good potential member.
More on the Council. The Council is a Spirit-led body that meets monthly with the Pastor to discuss issues of importance to the Parish, to make recommendations to the Pastor, serve on committees, attend and participate in Parish activities, and assist at some Parish functions. All parishioners are welcome and invited to attend meetings and are asked to assist the Council in studying issues that impact the parish and helping to plan and run undertakings. We are dedicated to being a beacon in southeast Portland and modeling the modern Catholic Church to others in our community. So, pick up a form, reflect on this matter and let the Spirit guide you.