Philip Neri Parish
The Northwest Paulist Center
for Evangelization & Reconciliation
www. stp hi li pneri pd x. o rg Parish Office 503.231.4955 | Fax 503.736.1383

2408 SE 16th Avenue | Portland, OR |97214-5334

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 God’s creation through worship, education, and service toward the common good.

21sth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday  August 25, 2013
Please prayerfully consider if you can serve as a catechist (teacher) for either Preschool (ages 4-5) or Children’s Liturgy of the Word (grades 1-5) for this school year. We need at least two more volunteers for Children’s Liturgy and one more for Preschool. Teaching experience welcome, but not necessary! Cynthia Wong and Mary Kavanaugh will conduct a workshop/retreat for both new and returning catechists on Saturday, September 28, from 9:30 – noon. Please contact Cynthia at 503.608.2981 or by email:, or Barbara Harrison:, (503.231.4955) to volunteer and reserve your place in the workshop. Teen volunteers also welcome!

If you wish to have the Sunday Bulletin sent to you via email, please send your request and email address to Star at

PARISH PICNIC: Sunday, Sept. 8 after Mass

Registration for Children’s religious education programs for the coming year will be Sept. 8 & 15th before and after the 9:30 Mass in the foyer of the church. *Family Gathering RE (2nd/4th Sunday’s at 10:30/Carvlin Hall) *Pre-School (ages 4-5) during the 9:30 Liturgy *Children’s Liturgy of the Word (grades 1-5) during the 9:30 Liturgy

Thank you to the summer French Toast breakfast crews! Once again you came forward when we needed you and gave our regular crew time off during the summer. We know that they appreciated it and we appreciated it!

First Wednesday (Sept. 4) of the month: B- Catholics, 7:15 in the Paulist Center Second Sunday of the month (Sept. 8): Second collection. Second Tuesday of the month (Sept. 10): Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 9-5 St. Paul’s Chapel. Third Wednesday of the month (Sept. 18): Questionable Forum, 7:15 in the Paulist Center Third Sunday of the month (Sept. 15): FABULOUS French Toast breakfast hosted by the Breakfast Club after both Sunday Masses. Second and Fourth Sunday (Sept. 8 & 22): Lee and

Tell your friends and relatives, even those who live out of Oregon, how they can make easy contributions to St. Philip Neri Parish. If they shop online, they can make purchases at the Online mall at and shop online without being registered. They will be giving back to St. Philip Neri. Also, the eScrip renewal period is from August 1 – November 1 for those registered and is required annually. PLEASE FILL OUT THE ESCRIP FORM LOCATED IN THE FOYER and we will input it if you don’t have a computer. Otherwise, please follow the instructions on the form. Thank you.

James Xiong will be offering seasonal flowers

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday  August 25, 2013
Sunday, August 25: Monday, August 26: Tuesday, August 27: Wednesday, August 28: Thursday, August 29: Friday, August 30: Saturday, August 31: Sunday, September 1: 8:30 am Mass 10:30 am Mass 8:00 am Mass 8:00 am Mass 8:00 am Mass 8:00 am Mass 12:10 pm Mass 8:00 am Mass 4:00 pm Mass 8:30 am Mass 10:30 am Mass 10:30 am Mass †Santo (Sam) Porco †Bob Goodrich For the Homeless For Special Intentions For the Sick For Single Parents For the Discouraged Stephen Chang-Seop Oh †Sandra Walker For the unemployed / underemployed For our Parish Deaf Community Mass Church Church Chapel Chapel Chapel Chapel Chapel Chapel Church Church Church Chapel

Please fill out a Mass Intention Form (located in the foyer of the Church) if you would like a Mass celebrated for you, for an anniversary of death, birthday or marriage, or some other special event. You can also call the office.

Church cleaning for August 26 – September 1: April Magnusson and Mary Jane Navarra
PARISH OFFICE HOURS: 9:00 am – Noon on Mondays  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday through Friday Office: 503.231.4955

Pastor, Director of the NW Paulist Center Fr. Charlie Brunick, CSP, x 117, Associate Pastor Fr. Michael Evernden, CSP, x111, Associate Pastor Fr. Jim McCauley, CSP, x 109, Director of Adult Faith Formation Barbara Harrison, x107, Business Manager Jeanne McPherson, x 103, Receptionist/Bulletin Editor Star Studonivic, x101, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant Rose Wolfe, x101, Maintenance and Grounds Edward Danila,

BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS: Deadline (unless otherwise noted) is the MONDAY morning prior to the Sunday Mass as the bulletin is sent to Seattle for printing. Thank you.

Beginning the first weekend in September, we will have religious articles (rosaries, medals, crosses, crucifixes, Bibles, prayer books, statues …) for sale in the vestibule of the Church after all the Masses on the first weekend of each month. You can view the articles in the glass-case near the coffee/donut room.

Looking for something online that is interesting, fun and religious? is full of information and short reflections. Good opinions. This online site is run by the Paulist Fathers with a variety of free-lance writers. Check them out.

This Mass is offered on the first Friday of each month in the St. Paul Chapel at 12:10 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to allow the Blessed oils to become a part of dealing for whatever reason. All are welcome.
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” Mother Teresa

Do you have an hour to share every other week? We are looking for people who are interested in being trained as Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound. You would take the Blessed Sacrament to one or two people every other week. Please contact Barbara at 22ndSunday in Ordinary Time: September 1, 2013 Reading 1, Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 Gospel, Luke 14:1, 7-14 Reading 2, Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24

Next Sunday’s Scripture Readings:

21sth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday  August 25, 2013
PASTORAL CORNER Lily of the Nile
Waiting is not something many of us do well. Last week my dad had to go in for a cat-scan and a bone scan. The actual procedures don't take all that long but waiting for the various dyes to take hold do. In by 10:00 am out by 4:00 pm with huge gaps in between. Okay, I had my iPhone and iPad, I was good to go, or so I thought. One can only read so much, or play solitaire for so long. Sooner or later you begin to go nuts in the head. The background noise in my head was my hope all the tests would come out well, flashing from one what if to another. At one point I found myself sitting outside, warm sun, green grass and one lonely Lily of the Nile. I have always liked Lily's of the Nile and they usually grow in large patches, usually around a pool of water. This Lily wasn't anywhere near a pool of water, just all by itself, standing tall and proud. I began to "consider" the Lily. I watched it, beheld it if you will. It was perfect. It was doing exactly what it was suppose to be doing. Nothing could be added or subtracted from it. Not to get too high fluting it was in essence and actuality, perfect. Not to sound overly pious, it was giving glory to God just by being what it is suppose to be. As I considered it, thoughts about the procedures, all the what-iffing I was doing vanished. Whether we know it or not moments like this are movements toward prayer, they are movements into a state of prayer; and prayer of the most valuable kind. We become like the Lily. We move into a place of non judgment. We become a beholder, one creature beholding another and hopefully we can begin to appreciate how God's unconditional love beholds us -- totally nonjudgmentally. Some find it difficult to begin praying but this kind of meditation can happen anywhere, whether we are in the middle of a crowd or all alone. All one has to do is allow ourselves to sink into whatever situation we find ourselves, to behold it, be non judgmental, open to the possibilities present in any given situation. Moses beheld the Burning Bush, Mary beheld Gabriel, John the Baptist beheld the Lamb of God; beholding can lead us to transformational moments, moments of insight, moments of deep peace, and moments when we feel the presence of God in our bones. Jesus bids us, "look at the Lily's of the field...” Fr. Michael E. Evernden, CSP

Where are your personal priorities? The Scriptures today speak about frequently checking our priorities and practicing some good old-fashion self-discipline. Maybe we need to change our priorities---it’s never too late. Self-reflection is a good place to start. Then--find someone you really trust and respect—and talk with them about your concerns. And---the Church offers the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a safe place to help us re-order our priorities.

Now is the time to step up. If you would like to be trained as a Reader/Lector or Eucharistic Minister for our Parish, please call the Parish office.

“It's not exactly the Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones, but just as those two bands shook up the pop charts nearly a half-century ago, two convents' CDs are vying for a spot atop the Billboard classical music charts. The defending champion, for 13 weeks straight, is "Angels and Saints at Ephesus," performed by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, a cloistered convent in Missouri. Their streak marks the first time since 2006 that a CD has stayed at the top of Billboard magazine's classical traditional music chart. So far, it has kept its competition at arms' length, including a new CD by Andrea Bocelli and soundtracks based on the TV miniseries "Downtown Abbey." But now comes the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., whose first CD, "Mater Eucharistae," was released Aug. 13. This isn't the Dominican convent's first brush with the mass media. Members of the order made it to the finals in the latest season of "American Bible Challenge." (CNS-WASHINGTON)

LIVING the ETUCHARIST in the LIGHT of FAITH Retired Portland Archdiocese Priest Father Francis Chun will focus on developing a deeper understanding of the Eucharist. Father Chun is a Buddhist convert. He taught theology at Chaminade University in Honolulu for five years and high school for 26 years. Date, Time, Place: All homilies the weekend of Sept. 21-22, (regular Mass times) Mon – Wed Sept. 23-25, 7 pm at Our Lady of the Lake Church. For further information, please contact Mike Ryan at 503.657.1717 (evenings).

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