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Saint Philip Neri Parish NOVENA | April 4 – April 12
I would like to propose to the parish that we consider making a Novena for the end to the COVID-19 virus and as a means of preparing ourselves for Easter.  Let us pray together for ourselves, our parish Day one Please read the address (Urbi et Orbi – to the city and world) of Pope Francis which was given on Friday March 27, 2020.  In my estimation it is an excellent address.  Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ address during the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing he delivered while praying for an end of the coronavirus. ...

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Fr. Rick |  Homily for Holy Week 2020
Dear Parishioners, With Palm Sunday we have begun Holy Week once again, but this year a very different Holy Week.  Who knew that this year we would be isolating in our homes, social distancing, many completely by themselves communicating by phone, email or whatever means they have, but here we are.  I hope you are not losing hope or despairing.  This will be a very different Holy Week, with no washing of the feet on Holy Thursday, no venerating the Cross on Good Friday and no Baptisms at the Easter Vigil.  But this Holy Week we wil...

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Pastoral Corner | April 5, 2020
Greetings! Today, PALM SUNDAY (April 5, 2020), we begin the celebration of our Christian Holy Week. Since we are not able to celebrate together because of the pandemic, I would like to suggest that you gather with your household (remember spacing!) and read the Scriptures each day. Or, consider calling someone else who is alone and rotate the Readings. If you would like—you can light a candle. As you read the Readings—ask yourself, “How do I fit into this Reading?” If you are sharing this with others—y...

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Prayer Requests | April 5, 2020
The following people from our parish need our prayers. Mickie Campagna • Andrea Del Rosario • Antonette Amato • Eleanore Baccellieri • Mary Jane Navarra •   James Harrison • Family of Merrie Rinella • Family of Joan Henkel • Family of Donald Dindia The following people from our parish have recently died. Dates and times for funeral Masses TBD:  Tiziano Dalla Gaperina (Feb 26) • Joan Henkel (Mar 15) • Donald Dindia (Mar 20) Please contact the office if you, or someo...

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