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St.

Philip Neri
Parish


The Northwest Paulist Center
for Evangelization & Reconciliation

2408 SE 16
th
Avenue | Portland, OR |97214-5334
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Guided since our founding in 1912 by the missionary vision of the
Paulists committed to the mission of Jesus, and dedicated to be
welcoming to all, we, the community of St. Philip Neri, strive to reac
out, to reconcile and to promote unity for all Gods creation throug
worship, education, and service toward the common good.

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time ! September 28, 2014

WHO ARE THE PAULISTS?
This weekend, Father Charlie begins the 3-part series
on Who are the Paulists? Each session will be in the
church from 10:45 to 11:45am following the 9:30 am
Mass.

September 28: Who is Servant of God---
Isaac Hecker?
October 12: The Mission and Charisms
(gifts) of the Paulist Fathers
October 26: The Paulist Associates---
Collaborators in Mission

Whether you grew up in the parish, have recently come
to St. Philip Neri, or if you are somewhere in between,
this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the
Paulists and their mission. Join Us!

INQUIRY CLASSES continue on Wed. nights at 7
pm in the Paulist Center. Its not too late to join. For
more information, call the office, 503-231-4955.

SERVANT OF GOD, ISAAC HECKER
Enclosed in todays bulletin is a brochure that explains the
process for The Path to Sainthood cause begun in 2008.
Included in this brochure is an update on the cause and
ways for all of us to help.





POSSIBLE HECKER MIRACLE
The Diocese of Knoxville, TN announced they are
opening an inquiry regarding a possible miracle
attributed to the intercession of Fr. Hecker. Bishop
Richard F. Stika has appointed four members and officers
for the board of inquiry. This is a huge step toward
canonization and the Paulist Fathers are very excited
about this latest development. Let us join the Paulist
Fathers in praying for this latest step toward
canonization. For more information about the
canonization process, see the insert in todays bulletin.


SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK Next
week is the monthly collection for children in
Catholic schools. Thank you for your support of our
children in Catholic schools.





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WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE HERE!
If you are new to the parish, visiting from across town or from across the country, welcome & thank you for
worshiping with us! Fill out one of the Welcome Cards in the pew racks and drop it in the collection basket
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time ! Sunday September 28, 2014

THIS WEEKS CALENDAR and MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday, September 28
th
: 9:30am Mass
10:30am Mass
Nancy Jo Marvin
Deaf Community Mass
Church
Chapel
Monday, September 29
th
:
Tuesday, September 30
th
:
Wednesday, October 1
st
:
Thursday, October 2
nd
:
Friday, October 3
rd
:
Saturday, October 4
th
:
8:00am Mass
8:00am Mas
8:00am Mass
8:00am Mass
12:10pm Mass
8:00am Mass
Betsy Nicholas
For those who are alone
For people coming back to the church
For the victims of Isis
Rose Scafidi
Francis Hyung-Woo Lee & Family
Chapel
Chapel
Chapel
Chapel
Chapel
Chapel

Sunday, October 5
th
:
4:00pm Mass
9:30am Mass
Burl Landis
Josephine Healy
Church
Church
10:30am Mass Deaf Community Mass 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 September 29-October 5, Barbara Masvidal, Patricia Valentine, Marcia Angelos

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Mondays 9:00am Noon ! Tuesday through Friday 9:00am 4:00pm
Office: 503.231.4955
PARISH STAFF

Pastor, Director of the NW Paulist Center Director of Faith Formation
Fr. Charlie Brunick, CSP, x 118, frcharlie@stphilipneripdx.org Barbara Harrison, x107, barbarah@stphilipneripdx.org
Parochial Vicar Business Manager
Fr. Michael Evernden, CSP, x114, mecsp@mac.com Jeanne McPherson, x 103, jeannem@stphilipneripdx.org
Parochial Vicar Office Manager
Fr. Bill Edens, CSP, x113, frbill@stphilipneripdx.org Rose Wolfe, x101, rosew@stphilipneripdx.org
Maintenance and Grounds
Edward Danila, edwardd@stphilipneripdx.org

BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS: Deadline is Tuesday at Noon (unless otherwise announced)


Next Sundays Scripture Readings:
27
th
Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 5, 2014
Reading 1, Is 5:1-7
Responsorial Psalm, 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20
Reading 2, Phil 4:6-9
Gospel, Mt 21:33-43


PLEASE PRAY FOR:

Stacy Heyword
April Magnuson & her husband, David
Beth Johnson
Neal Sand Meg Eberles son
Suzanne Baker, Dean Boyers mom
Paulist Seminarians


HEALING MASS AND ANOINTING
Our monthly Healing Mass and Anointing will be
Friday, Oct. 3 at 12:10pm in the Paulist Center
Chapel.
HECKER QUOTE
The highest aim of humanity is to live for God, and to
labor for the universal welfare of humankind. Nothing
less that this can satisfy a persons noblest instincts and
fill that persons large heart. The human mind
demands to know universal truth; the heart craves
universal love; the will demands to act for universal
ends.
From The Paulist Prayer Book








PLANNING AHEAD. Yes, that is a
Christmas wreath in September!
We will again be selling Christmas wreaths, swags, &
garlands this year during November. Our prices are
very reasonable. Delivery will be the first week in
December. Plan now on supporting the parish by
buying your fresh evergreen decorations from us and
taking flyers to friends and family.
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time ! Sunday September 28, 2014




Greetings
Pastoral Corner

Next Sunday, October 5 will begin the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican. The
theme is: The Pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization. So what is a synod?

On September 15, 1965 as Vatican II was ending, Pope Paul VI set up the Synod of Bishops. His purpose: to
make greater use of the bishops assistance in providing for the good of the universal Church. This is not collegial
governance but is meant to be a collaborating method to assist the Pope in gathering information and giving
advice. They discuss topics that are suggested to them and they make recommendations---but, they do not
settle questions or issue decrees. They do a lot of presenting and debating.

There are three types of synod assemblies:
*In an Ordinary general assembly the Secretariat collects three themes from each of the episcopal conferences
(all the bishops of a particular country or bishops assigned to a particular intere st like Liturgy, Justice issues...).
After the Secretariat has studied the proposals, he makes a recommendation to the Pope who then chooses the
topic and the agenda.
Criteria: a)that it is a universal issuenot a particular region, b) that it is pastoral, c) that it is contemporary and
urgent enough that it will move the church towards growth, d) and that it can be addressed within the allotted
time.
**Special Assemblies are limited to a certain geographical area.
***Extraordinary general assemblies are generally shorter in duration. Fewer participants consisting of heads
of the Eastern Catholic Church, presidents of episcopal conferences, three members of religious institutes and the
cardinals who head departments of the Roman Curia.

The Extraordinary Assembly we are about to witness is only the third such gathering since the creation of the
Synod in 1965. This Assembly is in preparation (gathering information) for the Synod of Bishops (Ordinary General
Assembly) to be held next October 2015. At the Assembly beginning next week (Oct. 5 -19) participants will be
presenting information gathered from the survey (Family Life) sent out to every diocese in the world from the
Vatican last fall. Each bishop decided how that survey would be conducted in his territory and sent back to Rome.

The Family Life Synod has more than 250 participants, including 14 married couples from around the world. Some
of the topics to be discussed and debated: marriage/divorce/remarriage, contraception, cohabitation. Please pray
for all the people involved.

Deo Gratias, Barbara M. Harrison

LANDSCAPE TRIMMING & BIOSWALE
CLEAN UP
Volunteers are needed to help trim bushes and clean
the bioswale on Sat. Oct. 11 from 9am to 1pm. Come
when you can and leave when you must. Bring some
tools if you can. Pizza will be served at the end of the
project. Sponsored by the Building and Grounds
Committee.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
St. Philip Neris Paulist Center has office space for rent.
The office is very pleasant with large windows that let in
natural light. The office is air conditioned and is
approximately 280 sq. ft. Utilities are included except
for telephone and internet. The rental cost is $450 per
month and insurance is required. The Paulist Center
offers on-site parking, kitchen usage and easy access to
bus line #4 for clients and/or visitors. Please contact
Jeanne McPherson at the parish office if interested.
503-231-4955.





PRAYER BOOK PROJECT
We are still looking for prayers to include in our
prayer book. The prayers do not need to be Christian
in origin. Many other traditions have beautiful
prayers that speak to our Christian hearts. Send your
prayers to Barbara barbarah@stphilipneripdx.org, to
Rose rosew@stphilipneripdx.org, or drop them in the
mail. We would like to have these ready for
November. Please submit by October 15.

BINGO! BINGO! BINGO!
Our next bingo will be on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 1 3
PM in Carvlin Hall. Join us for an afternoon of fun
with prizes, tasty goodies, and lots of good
conversation and laughter. Cost is $5 at the door for
a packet of 10 cards, $1 for a second packet. Invite
neighbors and friends!