Parish News


Mark your calendars and plan on attending the Annual Parish Appreciation Picnic on Sunday, June 14 after the 9:30am Mass. Parish will provide hot dogs & hamburgers. You bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Volunteers are needed to help set up and cook hot dogs & hamburgers. Signup sheet on the counter in the foyer or call the office to let us know you can help.


The Altar Society will be selling raffle tickets for the next few weekends for two large baskets, $2 each or 3 for $5. One is “Taste of Italy” featuring pastas, pesto, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and other Italian treats. The second is “Fire up the Grill! Its BBQ Time!” and features bbq tools, cedar planks, corn holders, beer mugs, dry rubs & various sauces. See the flyers on the bulletin boards or on the parish website for more details. Stop by the table in the foyer to pick up your tickets and get more information.


There will be a planning meeting today after the 9:30am Mass in the Children’s Liturgy classroom. Bring your ideas for our participation in this year’s Division/Clinton Annual Street Fair. This is a great opportunity to welcome lots of people to our church and grounds. It is a fun way to get to know our neighbors and learn more about our growing community. So grab your coffee and donuts and join us for our beginning discussion. For more information,        


St. Philip Neri is sponsoring another AARP Safe Drivers class on Saturday, June 20, 9am-4pm in Carvlin Hall.  We have a wonderful instructor who makes the class enjoyable as you refresh your knowledge of rules of the road and changes to today’s cars with the changing technology.

Please call the office to register as class size is limited to 25, 503-231-4955 or email 


Mark your calendars!  Here are the dates for bingo for the rest of the year:                                

June 28, August 23, & October 25.  We meet in Carvlin Hall from 12-3pm.  There are fun prizes and lots of fun is had by all.  Refreshments are served.

Come join us for a relaxing afternoon with friends and meeting new ones.


St. Philip Neri is collecting broken and unwanted jewelry and buttons for UpstARTpdx beginning May 17. Containers for the donated items will be in the Foyer of the church through June 8. UpstARTpdx is a social enterprise program, of the New City Initiative, with a goal to support women at risk of sexual violence and exploitation in finding security and stability in their lives. UpstART does this by collecting and repurposing (“upcycling”) donated jewelry and fashion accessories, which are disassembled and then reassembled into new pieces by women participants during “creative co-ops,” in which they learn and refine jewelry-making skills while also building relationships with other women. Women who've participated in the creative co- ops also receive an income by working the sales of the pieces made.

Also, if you have experience in jewelry-making or even just an interest (as you can be trained in basic techniques), please contact Susanna Rempel, Program Coordinator, 503-941-8648 or


The St. Philip Neri & Holy Family Young Adult groups are sponsoring a Block Party on Sunday, June 7 from 3-8pm on the front lawn of the church. There will be live music, food and vendor booths. See the flyer on the bulletin board or visit the website for more information. If you are interested in helping with the event contact Fr. Bill.

© Michael E. Evernden 2015