April 2019
SPN Newsletter
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
Philip Romolo Neri, known as the Third Apostle of Rome, after Saints Peter and Paul, was an Italian priest noted for founding a society of secular clergy called the Congregation of the Oratory.
Dear  ,

April showers bring.....
more than just May flowers.  It also brings new growth, rejuvenation, and a breath of fresh air among many other joys.  God 'showers' us with his love and blesses us with the beauty of his works.  Use this time to grow spiritually and find new ways to better your life with God's love.  Bring a friend to Mass!  Enjoy the beauty of this season as we are blessed with the colors of the rainbow that surround us this season.
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Quick Links

Upcoming Events
April Fool's Day

Enjoy some fun, harmless practical jokes (both given and taken) and a day of good fun.

Monday, April 1st


Join us for our monthly Oratory.

Why a Crucifix and not a Cross?

Have questions about the faith or why we Catholics do what they do?  Ever wonder about certain aspects of the Mass, Catholic devotions, belief about the Eucharist, Mary, Papal Infallibility or other aspects of Catholic Christianity?

We want to hear what has you curious or confused.  Send us your questions to Tim Feeney at  tfeeney@st.philip-neri.org.

The Oratory Team:  Fr. Isaac, Fr. DeAscanis, Deacon Ed, Mark Rachid, Tim Feeney, and Dr. Lila Pantazais

Join us the first Thursday of each month.

Thursday, April 4th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Chapel (immediately after Mass)
Spring Flea Market
Sponsored by Boy Scout Troup 447

Buyers and Sellers wanted.  Commercial vendors are welcome.   Vendors may set up as early as 7:00am

Spaces are $15 (includes one (1) 6' or 8' table while supplies last) and are the size of 2 car parking spaces. Extra tables can be rented for $5 each.  
Event is rain or shine with indoor spaces in the event of inclement weather.

For more information, contact Lavon Lewis @ 443-682-0385 or scoutmom526@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 6th
8:00am - 1:00pm
SPN Rear Parking Lot

8th Grade Spaghetti Dinner

Our 8th grade students will host a fantastic Spaghetti dinner.  Come enjoy a great dinner.

Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Bread, Water/Tea/Lemonade

Adults - $10.00
Seniors - $7.00
Kids under 10 yrs. - $4.00
(Save $1.00 per ticket by purchasing in advance)
Carryout Available

Italian Theme, Barista Theme, Sports Theme, Family Game of Games, Gift Cards, and more!

Pre-sale tickets or questions, contact the school office at 410-859-1212.

Saturday, April 6th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
SPN Hall
Fellowship Sunday

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting Fellowship Sunday.  Please join your fellow parishioners for light refreshments and fellowship in the hall after all Masses.

Sunday, April 7th
After all Masses

Private Showing for SPN - UNPLANNED

What she saw changed everything.  Abby Johnson becomes the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, then a life-changing experience turns her into an anti-abortion activist.

Hoyt's West Nursery Cinema 14
$7.50 per ticket

Tickets can be purchased at the Connection Point (seats limited)

Sunday, April 7th
Easter Eggs
Sponsored by Blessed Mother Sodality

The SPN Sodality will once again be making homemade Easter Eggs.  Eggs will be available during our Palm Sunday Bake Sale.
  • Vanilla Butter Cream
  • Chocolate Butter Cream
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coconut Cream
All eggs are $1.50 each
Special on Pre-orders:  Dozen for $15 (by 3/31/19)

To order, please call:  Linda @ 410-487-1836 or Mary @ 410-294-3461

Saturday/Sunday, April 13th/14th
After all Masses
Open House

SPN School will be holding an open house for prospective parents.  Come see for yourself how we are 'nourishing the Soul, Mind and Body' of our students.

We are currently accepting students for the 2019-2020 school year!  Prek4 to Grade 8

Can't make this Open House?  Please contact Mrs. Sue Wenzlick, Advancement Director, at 410-859-1212 ext. 207 or swenzlick@st.philip-neri.org to set up your private tour.

Tuesday, April 16th
9:00am - 11:00am

Festival of Praise

Join us on the  3rd Thursday of each month
  • Adoration of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist
  • Scripture Reflection
  • Prayers
  • Praise and Worship Hymns
Thursday, April 18th
7:15pm - 8:30pm
SPN Church
Administrative Professional's Day

For all you do to help us get through another day, 

Wednesday, April 24th
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Compass Pointe

Our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will be here before you know it!  Looking for Sponsors and Golfers!  The location is at Compass Pointe Golf Course in Pasadena starting with a shotgun start a 9 AM.  Want to sponsor a tee sign, driving range sign, putting green sign, or a cart banner?  Please click on the Sponsorship Opportunities and say YES to sponsoring by April 1st.  Got a group of 4 to play a round of golf?  Then please click on the SPN Golf Entry Form.  Want to signup as a Sponsor or for golfing on line?  Go to   https://www.st.philip-neri.org/giving/spn-golf-tournament   Thanks in advance for your support!

Please contact: Sue Wenzlick at  swenzlick@st.philip-neri.org  with additional questions!

Wednesday, May 1st
Power & Purpose Conference
  • Do you desire more of the Holy Spirit in your life?
  • Do you want to spend a weekend with like-minded Catholics?
  • Would you like an opportunity to get to know some fellow Parishioners?
  • Are you interested in experiencing an awesome, incredible Holy hour that just
    might change your life?
Please prayerfully consider joining us as we caravan to Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio for the weekend beginning June 7. 

  • Fr. Louis Merosne
  • Bishop Sam Jacobs
  • Mary Bielski
  • Katie Hartfiel
  • Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
If this is your first time attending the conference, you will receive a $20 discount. Also, we have some "inside information"  that there will be a 72 hour flash sale.  If you register May 21-23 you will receive the "early bird" rate, which is a discount of $26.

Click  here  to register

See the flyer for additional information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Donna Dupuis at  desdupuis@hotmail.com.

Looking forward to having you join us!

June 7-8-9
Save the Date

St. Philip Neri Summer Camp

Children from the parish or school or surrounding area can participate. It will be run according to Christian principles and will be safe and fun!

June 17th - August 16th
8:30am - 12:00 pm each day
for children ages 4-12
$85.00 per week

The camp will be run in 1-week segments.  Children can attend all 9 weeks or individual weeks.   (multiple-child discounts)

Before care (6:45am - 8:30am) and after care (12:oopm - 6:00pm) available for additional $125 per week fee ($210 total per week)

The camp will be run by a team comprised of:
  • Tim Feeney, Director
  • Carla Ratlif, Assistant Director
  • Hilary Bateman, Assistant Director
  • Dan Miller, Assistant Director
  • College students
  • Seniors/Juniors in High School
Interested in a great summer job?
We are hiring mature Camp Ministers, ages 16-22 
(ages 13--15 may apply as volunteers)

To find out more and apply, visit spnsummercamp.com or call 410-787-2811.

Campers have the option of choosing from over 8 different camps each week, with over 20 different camps offered throughout the summer!

Sign up for a great summer!

Other Events & Committee Meetings
We're very active at St. Philip Neri.  For a list of other events or committee meetings, please click here for the church calendar.

Spread the word!
We're looking to expand our exposure to others with our newsletter and website.  This month, we're asking you to forward this email to at least one person (but please feel free to forward this to everyone on your mailing list).  Please ask your friend to "Join our mailing list" and "Like us on Facebook".  It will only take a few seconds but you'll be disciples of God spreading his word.

Lenten Schedule
St. Philip Neri & St. Clement

  • Attend Stations of the Cross on Fridays
  • Receive the Sacrament of Confession during Lent
  • Attend daily Mass once a week
    • 6:30am Mon-Fri (Holy Trinity)
    • 8:00am Mon/Wed/Fri (St. Clement)
    • 6:30pm Mon-Fri (St. Philip Neri)
6:30pm Pizza & Salad
7:15pm Stations of Cross (candle lit)

8:30am  St. Clement (English)
6L30pm  St. Clement (Spanish)

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:00pm St. Clement (Spanish)
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm St. Philip Neri
Fridays 5:30pm - 6:30pm St. Philip Neri
Saturdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm St. Philip Neri
Saturdays 3:30pm - 4:00pm St. Clement
Saturdays 5:30pm - 6:00pm St. Clement (Spanish)

Holy Thursday
St. Philip Neri  7:00pm  (English)
St. Clement      7:00pm  (Spanish)

Good Friday
St. Clement
4:00pm   Passion Service (English)
5:30pm    Passion Play (Spanish)
6:30pm    Passion Service (Spanish)
St. Philip
12:00pm (noon)     Ecumenical Cross Walk
7:00pm    Passion Service

Holy Saturday
St. Philip Neri    8:00pm    Vigil Mass (English)
St. Clement       10:00pm   Vigil Mass (Spanish)

St. Philip Neri    8:00am, 9:30am,  11:00am
St. Clement        10:00am (English), 7:00pm (Spanish)
Fridays at St. Philip Neri
Eucharistic Adoration

*  Church open all day for prayer
*  Eucharistic Adoration from 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
*  Sacrament of Confession from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
*  Mass with Holy Communion at 6:30pm

In addition, please prayerfully consider signing up to be an adorer who can attend regularly at the same hour every week.  We need two people for every hour.  We also need substitutes.  Consider spending some quiet time with the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Wolle @ 410-446-1302 (cell) or 410-766-0258 (home) or marybwol@verizon.net.
Blessed at SPN
Recently received sacrament

Welcome to St. Philip Neri through the Sacrament of Baptism
  • Carter Raelynn Amati
  • Naomi Joy Bateman
  • Gage Michael Carr
  • Mackenzie Grace Mangum
  • Arianna Grace Ridgely
  • Lly Dawn Setters
  • Carter William Wellein
  • Delaney Honor Wellein
  • Charles Edward Hoban, Jr.
  • James Wesley Marcum, Jr.
Home to Jesus
Recently passed away

Elizabeth Catherine Sullivan 
August 22, 1925 - March 8, 2019

Sandy Michaud
September 6, 1953 - March 21, 2019




Hi, I'm Carol Ford.

Many who attend the 11:00am Mass will recognize me as I help the deaf parishioners by being the Sign Language Interpreter sitting in front of the section just next to the music group.

I am also co-coordinator of the F.I.S.H. Ministry who offers assistance to members of the parish who may be isolated by health circumstances, age, or other things that can make life difficult.

If you have questions regarding the F.I.S.H. Ministry or Sign Language for the deaf, please see me after Mass.  I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have about these two important ministries.


Hi, I'm Judy Citroni.

I am active with the Welcoming Committee ministry.  This ministry is responsible for welcoming new parishioners.  

Besides me, the current ministry members include:
  • Joyce Swanson
  • Kathy Schroen
  • Jenny Moreira
  • Mary Leach
  • Patricia Breidenbach
  • Karen Cowger
  • Armand Citroni
I usually attend Saturday 5:00pm Mass and sit in the center aisle either up front or middle.

Many of our new parishioners that have attended our welcome luncheon have become very active in our church by participating in our Bible studies, Women walking with purpose study, Greeters, Music Group, and other ministries and activities.

If you have questions regarding the Welcoming Committee ministry, please see me after Mass.  I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have about this important ministry.
Welcoming Committee

The Welcoming Committee seeks to include and embrace all new parishioners into the St. Philip Neri community by exemplifying the words of Scripture, all guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say:  "I was a stranger and you welcomed me."  (Matt. 25:35). 

Luncheons are held quarterly for new parish members, giving them an opportunity to meet our Pastoral Staff, get information on parish ministries and activities, ask any questions they may have about our parish.  Our goal is to make all new parishioners feel warm and welcome into our parish community.

For more information or to become a volunteer, please contact Judy Citroni at jecitroni@gmail.com or  call the Parish Office 410-859-0571
SPN Ministries

Adult Formation
Altar Servers
Altar Society
Audio/Video Ministry (in Church)
Baptism Preparation
Bereavement Ministry
Blessed Mother Sodality
Boy Scouts (Ages 11-18)
CATCH Ministry
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Charismatic Prayer Group
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Christians for Ecumenical Action
Church Caretaker Ministry
Confirmation Preparation
Connection Point Ministry
Crisis-Pregnancy Center Ministry
Cub Scouts (Ages 7-10)
Early Childhood Ministry
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Facilities Committee
Finance Committee
First Confession/Communion Preparation
F.I.S.H. Ministry (Fellowship In Serving Him)
Girl Scouts (Ages 5-18)
Greeter Ministry
Healing Prayer Teams
Home-bound Visitation Ministry
Hospital Visitation Ministry
Hospitality Ministry
Knights of Columbus
Linen Ministry
Liturgy Committee
Marriage Preparation
Men's Club
Men's Ministry
Money Counters Ministry
Music Ministry
Nursing Home Visitation ministry
Parish Ministry to "HOPE FOR ALL"
Parish Bulletin Boards Coordinator
Parish Electronic Newsletter Coordinator
Parish Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Scheduling Coordinator
Parish Maintenance Coordinator
Parish New Volunteer Coordinator
Parish Office Manager/Coordinator
Parish Records Coordinator
Parish Religious Education Coordinator
Parish Child Protection Coordinator
Parish Website Coordinator
Pastoral Council
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prison Ministry
Pro-Life Committee
Religious Education Teachers
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Saint Peregrine Cancer Support Ministry
Social Outreach Ministry
Spiritual Growth groups
Vocations Committee
Women's Spiritual Study
Youth Group Ministry

For more information, contact the Parish Office at 410-859-0571.
Get Involved

Get Connected

St. Philip Neri is a vibrant church community that welcomes all to fellowship and deepen their faith together.  The Connection Point is one convenient place to connect you to all that the church offers, without calling the church office!  Let us connect you by helping you to do the following:
  • Register to become a parish member
  • Learn about various ministries and organizations
  • Sign up for parish events and teachings
  • Receive volunteer information
  • Sign up for the parish newsletter
  • Pick up Mass cards
  • Sign up for Sacramental preparation
  • Learn about and sign up for Growth Groups and Bible studies
To receive information or sign up to participate in church life, stop by the Connection Point in the North Lobby after any Sunday Mass.  Let us connect you!
Did you know ????

It is ok to receive communion on the tongue if you're hands are full? 

This is actually the preferred method.  Perhaps you're carrying a child... perhaps you're using a walker or cane.... perhaps you're holding onto a loved one..... perhaps you simply don't have two free hands.  There's no need to juggle what you're carrying to receive in your hand - simply receive by mouth.  When this is the case, feel free to receive Holy communion by tongue.  Simply open your mouth, stick out your tongue slightly, receive, then consume.  If you have any questions on how to receive, please see any Priest, Deacon or Eucharistic Minister before/after Mass.  They will be happy to advise.


We could use your talents!  You might not realize that what you do everyday could help SPN.  

We are looking for assistance with the following talents:
  • Photographer
  • Power Point
  • Website
Maybe you're a professional - Maybe this is your career - Maybe this is your hobby - Maybe you simply have a passion.

Maybe you can give a little - maybe a lot.  A few minutes a day/week/month/quarter.  We're looking for anyone who can assist in these areas.

Please contact the parish office for additional information (410-859-0571).
Restoring God's House
St. Philip Neri Capital Campaign

We ask everyone to make a special effort to join with your fellow parishioners in helping to restore God's House at St. Philip Neri.  We're hoping for full participation from all who attend as we all a vested interest in enjoying this house of worship.  

If you have questions about the campaign or how to make your pledge, please call the Parish Office, 410-859-0571, and speak to Mark Rachid (mrachid@st.philip-neri.org) or Nancy Richter (nancyarichter@hotmail.com), our campaign directors.
Online Giving

Easy. Convenient. Secure.

Benefits for You....
  • Anytime, anywhere access - 24/7
  • Safe, Secure & confidential
  • Use your checking, savings, or credit cards
  • Set up and change your contributions at any time
  • No need to write checks
  • Contributions are scheduled, no need to make up missed contributions
  • Contribute to first and/or second collections even if you are out of town
  • Earn rewards through your credit card
Benefits for SPN....
  • Reduces check processing fees
  • Allows staff to focus more time on ministries

Click  HERE to register
Upcoming Events

4/03/18 - Spirit Night at Hardees from 5-8 PM
4/05/19 - Early Dismissal at 12:15 PM
4/06/19 - 8th Grade Spaghetti Dinner
4/08/19 - Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A from 5-8 PM
4/12/19 - School Mass at 9 AM and Talent Show Full Rehearsal at 3 PM
4/13/19 - Talent Show at 2 PM
4/13-14 - Spirit Weekend at Ledo's Pizza
4/16/19 - Open House for Prospective Families from 9-11 AM
4/17/19 - Race for Education and Used Uniform and Exchange from 4:30-5:30 PM
4/18-19 - No School - Holy Thursday and Good Friday
4/20/19 - Boy Scouts Flea Market
4/21/19 - HAPPY EASTER
4/22-26 - No School - EASTER BREAK
4/30/19 - End of Glory Days Grill Promotion

For more information, contact Sue Wenzlick, Advancement Director, at 410-859-1212 ext. 207 or swenzlick@st.philip-neri.org
Restaurant nights 

Enjoy a night out at...


*  Chick-fil-A

*  Hardees

*  Ledo Pizza

*  Glory Days Grill


For more information, contact Sue Wenzlick, Advancement Director, at 410-859-1212 ext. 207 or swenzlick@st.philip-neri.org.

Race for Education

This a fun fundraiser for the children to run around the parking lot.  The money raised for this fundraiser goes to keep our technology up-to-date.

Click  HERE  to donate!

For more information, please contact Mrs. Sue Wenzlick, Advancement Director, at 410-859-1212 ext. 207 or swenzlick@st.philip-neri.org.

Wednesday, April 17th

Enroll Now 

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year has begun.  We offer PreK (4) to Grade 8.  

Discount off of registration fee if apply before January 27.  

Please visit our website at  www.st.philip-neri.org, or click HERE to apply now.  

Come see for yourself how we are "Nourishing the Soul, Mind and Body" of our students.
For more information, contact Sue Wenzlick, Advancement Director, at 410-859-1212 ext. 207 or swenzlick@st.philip-neri.org.
Tuition Assistance Raffle 

Tickets are sold every month for $5/ticket.  30/31 chances to win with each ticket.


Purchase a ticket OR help us sell them.


For more information, contact Joetta Sterrett at 410-859-1212 or email at jsterrett@st.philip-neri.org.
Other SPN School Events

For more information about attending St. Philip Neri School or any of their activities, contact the school at  410-859-1212.

General Information
Contact Information
Phone:  410-859-0571
Fax:  410-859-5047

Mass Schedule
Monday-Friday:  6:30 PM
Saturday:  5:00 PM
Sunday:  8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Newsletter Information
Do you have an upcoming event you would like listed in the newsletter?  Contact Chris Monson at  events@st.philip-neri.org.
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church | 410-859-0571
Thoughts & Prayers

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whoever believes in him shall have everlasting life." ~ John 3:16
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