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Philip Neri Parish

The Northwest Paulist Center
for Evangelization & Reconciliation

2408 SE 16 Avenue | Portland, OR |97214-5334 Parish Office 503.231.4955 | Fax 503.736.1383 Committed to the mission of Jesus and dedicated to be welcoming to all, we the community of St. Philip Neri strive to reach out, to reconcile and to promote unity for all of Gods creation through worship, education, and service toward the common good.


7th Sunday of Easter May 20th, 2012

Presentation In Carvlin Hall
"Muslim, Jewish, Catholic and Buddhist: A panel presentation." Sunday, June 3, Carvlin Hall, 1pm. Soup will be served prior to the presentation starting at 12:30. Topic: How does this dialogue help us to live together?

100 Year Mass Celebration

All are invited to join the procession before Centennial mass May 26th. We will Gather at 3:30pm at Carvlin Hall If sunny and in the back of church if rainy.

Parish History
On February 12, 1912, a new parish was created in Southeast Portland and placed in the care of the Paulist Fathers. This was the humble beginning of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. In the early part of the 20th century, St. Philip Neri became the church home for East Portland Italian immigrants and their families. Many of these families dedicated funds and hard work to build the current church building. It was designed by famed architect Pietro Belluschi and dedicated October 1950. In celebration of our 100-year anniversary, the parish is planning a year-long series of events marking the founding of the parish and the Paulist Fathers presence in Portland. The celebration begins with Archbishop John Vlazny celebrating the 4:00pm Mass on Saturday, May 26, which is St. Philip Neris Feast Day and also Pentecost weekend. Since it is Pentecost everyone is encouraged to wear red. A reception will follow in Carvlin Hall.

2012 Annual Paulist Appeal

The 2012 Annual paulist appeal collection will be weekends of June 9th/10th and the 16th/17th. This years preacher will be Jim Kolb, CSP of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish here in Portland

Blessing of the Bikes is next Sunday!

The Annual bike blessing is next Sunday after mass! Pentecost Sunday (Memorial Day week-end) followed by a bike parade in Ladds Addition Neighborhood. The event would be after the 10:30am Mass. Bikes would be parked In the garage as in the past. Bike to mass and be blessed!

Rosary Donations
What do you do with all of those unsolicited religious items like medals, rosaries, note-pads, blankets, Holy cards.......? If you aren't going to use them---we can use them for not only the children in the parish but for people facing personal challenges. If you want to donate them to the parish, please bring them to Mass with you and place them in the box in the foyer on the shelf marked "religious items"----and thank you for sharing!

Next Sundays Scripture Readings

Pentecost Sunday (27th)- Acts 2:1-11, 1 Cor12:3b-7,12-13, Jn20:19-23| Jn 16:12-15(63)

7th Sunday of Easter May 20th, 2012

This Weeks Calendar and Mass Intentions Monday May 21st 8:00am Mass (Jackie Janson) Chapel Tuesday May 22nd 8:00am Mass (Ed and Regina Woods) Chapel Wednesday May 23rd 8:00am Mass (The Dos Great Grandmother + Grandfather)Chapel Thursday May 24th 8:00am Mass (Tom and Madeline Dibabio) Chapel Friday May 25th 12:10pm Mass (For the Deceased) Chapel Saturday May 26th 8:00am Mass (Bonaventure Family) Church 4:00pm-Mass (100 years Parish Celebration) Church Sunday May 27th 8:30am Mass (People of the Parish) Church 10:30am Mass ( Jane Kolongowski) Church 10:00am Deaf Community Mass Chapel Call the office if you would like a Mass celebrated for you, for an anniversary of death or marriage, birthday, etc. Church Cleaning May 21-27th April Magnusson and Mary Jane Navarra

Parish Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am to 12:00pm Tuesday thru Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Pastoral Council - - Vote Today! Act Tomorrow!

Parish communities grow through the grace of God which encourages those in the pew to be active in living the Gospel in their lives and spreading Gospel values through their example of good Christian living. The Parish Pastoral Council is one of many Parish groups that puts our mission into action. There are four slots open on the Parish Pastoral Council and this week and next you have an opportunity to fill it with one of the following active parishioners. Please take some time to read the candidate statements, pray and reflect over them and then, with the discernment of the Holy Spirit, help select members for a two-year term. But, your job does not end there, as a concerned parishioner we on the Council hope that you will share with us your ideas and lend us your hands as well as your hearts as we continue our journey into the second century of promoting unity through worship, education and service for the good of all of humanity. Voting takes place during the weekends of May 19-20. All registered parishioners who are 18 and older are encouraged to participate.

Parish Staff
Pastor & Director of the NW Paulist Ctr. Fr. Charlie Brunick, CSP, x.117 Associate Pastor Fr. Michael Evernden, CSP, x.111 Associate Pastor Fr. Jim McCauley, CSP, x.109 Director of Adult Faith Formation Barbara Harrison, x.107 Business Manager Jeanne McPherson, x. 103 Secretary/Receptionist Angelica Liharik, x. 101 angelical@stphilipneripdx.or Rose Wolfe x. 101 Building & Grounds, Maintenance Edward Danila

Parish Breakfast today!

Today is the monthly parish Breakfast! Invite family and friends for all are welcome after the 8:30 and 10:30am Bulletin Announcements masses to gather for a delicious breakfast. Come and enjoy Must be submitted by 12pm Tuesday before target weekend best French toast you will ever eat. to

Let us pray for: James Harrison Charlotte Bloebaum

7th Sunday of Easter May 20th, 2012

Greetings! Ascension of the Lord
For several years, we have used this week-- between the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecostto acknowledge the Sacramental life and gifts in our parish throughout the past year. As you pray this week ---please remember in your personal prayers ---all of these people who have touched the Lord in a very special way from May 2011 thru May 2012. Baptisms Violet Grether Felix Olsav Greta Lee Liam OConnell Kenneth Blair Isla Glasgow Maximus Bomotti Dariel Mazarra Molly Hannon Conor Hannon Welcomed to Full Communion through RCIA Angel Almanza First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Nicole Makinica Capulong Gianni Dixson Aubrianna Dixson Alessandra Dixson William M. Ernst Olivia J. Grether Terence O. Holton Nicholas C. Houston Benjamin J. Johnsen Fiona K. Kelley Sophie M. Kruse Raymond F. Makinica Thomas Young-Min Oh Daniel T. Suhr Conar J. Suhr Brandon A. Stiverson Confirmation (High School) Lucas Burns Abigail Diess Padrick (Paddy) Ellis Riley Marie Ford Matthew Hart Peyton Jo Hill Jamie Norville Lucy OSullivan William Paustian Timothy Salu Crawford Schafbuch Joseph Wilson Marriage Zachary Wachlarowicz and Nicole Morris William Leathers and Maria Vilma Montejo Funeral (not a sacrament but a Celebration of Life) Chris Bell Lidia Cettina Rose Amato Dellise Amato Frances Navarra Janet Gaudio Don Westhusing Ovidio Percic Allen Peterson Rosalie Vogel Ben Del-Rosario Finley Andreas, Frances Schimel William Arata John Irwin Greta Gonzales Deo Gratias, -Barbara M. Harrison

Fresh Flowers and Vegetables

Once again this year, St. Philip Neri Parish will collaborate with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the Interfaith Food and Farms Partnership. We will welcome James and Lee Xiong on the first and third Sundays of the Month after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses. They will sell flowers and some vegetables. We will begin on June 3 and go through September or as long as there is a harvest. James and Lee and the staff of the Food and Farms Partnership have found surveys helpful to see what folks want to purchase at the farm stand. To this end we will have some survey posters up in the foyer of Church the weekend of May 20. Members of the Peace and Justice Commission will be on hand to assist. Your support is appreciated. Have you been panhandled? When someone approaches you and asks for money it is not wise to pull out your wallet and give them money. The best thing to do is offer them a Sisters of the Road coupon. The coupon allows them to eat at the non-profit restaurant at 133 NW 6th between Couch and Davis. Each coupon is worth the entre of the day, a side dish, a drink. The person may refuse ----but you have offered them a good meal. Our parish office will be selling the coupons for $2.00 e ach on the first weekend of the month in the vestibule after all the Masses. Purchase whatever you need. The coupons can also be purchased in the parish office during the week.

Parish Appreciation Picnic

Mark your calendars for June 10th, for it is our Parish Appreciation Picnic, sponsored by Pastoral Council. Plenty of Volunteers and help is always needed and welcome!!

C.A.S.E. Cultural Academic Student Exchange (CASE) and place high school exchange students with host families in the Portland area. They have a student from Brazil who is very active in his Catholic church and youth group. He would like to come here for the 2012-13 school year. The CASE would like to place him with a Catholic family so that he has the opportunity to worship and participate in a youth group at a Catholic church. Please contact them if you or anyone is interested.