Parish News


Are you looking to get more involved at St. Philip’s? Do you have a sense of being a presence in other people’s life? Do you have ideas that will help grow this Parish into something that will be here for the next generation and are willing to be part of the solution? Then you are in luck! The Pastoral Council will be electing new members in early May. If you are interested in serving on the Pastoral Council, please contact one of the current members of the council.


We have extended the time for collecting change for Mother & Child Center until the end of April. It’s not too late to take a bottle and fill it up. Mother & Child is a drop in center for women facing unplanned pregnancies and families who are low-income or experiencing a family crisis such as unemployment, lack of stable housing, or domestic violence. Your filled bottle will help the agency continue to offer services and supplies at no cost to those in need. For more information,

Pick up a bottle today in the church foyer.


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,


Fr. Bruce Nieli, CSP, will give a workshop on Thursday, April 16th at 7pm in Carvlin Hall on “Becoming Missionary Disciples: A Church Without Borders.” Fr. Nieli’s preaching on the Spirituality of the New Evangelization will inspire you anew to embrace your vocation as a missionary disciple! Cost for the workshop is $10. For more information contact the parish office, 503-231-4955.


We will meet on Sunday, April 12 in the Children’s Liturgy classroom in the back hallway of the church after the 9:30am Mass. We will discuss the children’s concert, the food booth, parade entry, and any other ideas that you bring. We had face painters last year and that was a great hit. Vince provided pre-concert entertainment with karaoke. A couple suggestions were to add an ice cream station and have a band for the parade. It is important that we begin planning now to allow time for groups to form for various tasks. So grab a donut and some coffee and bring your ideas to the meeting. See you there.


An Altar Society member has donated a bunny with 8 handmade outfits for a raffle just in time for Easter. Tickets are on sale this weekend with the winner being drawn after the 9:30am Mass on Sunday. $2 each or 3 for $5. Stick around to see if your ticket is the winner!!


Each year at this time we offer the opportunity for you to contribute to the Easter Memorial flowers which are used for Holy Week and Easter. Envelopes are available in the foyer on the counters for donations for our Easter Memorial Garden. Please write your name and the person to be remembered on the front of the envelope and drop it in the collection basket or send it to the office.


Yes, it is time to begin planning for this summer’s concert and parade. A parade planning meeting will be announced soon to begin planning this year’s event. This is a wonderful family oriented event to share with our neighbors and others visiting the area for the street fair. Volunteers from previous years have said it is one of the most fun and enjoyable events they have worked. Last year we had the “Alphabeticians”, face painters, balloons, participated in the parade, & hot dog/polish sausage sales. Think about joining us as a volunteer this year and bring your ideas to add to the celebration.

© Michael E. Evernden 2015