Did you know that St Philip Neri has a Cancer Support Group that meets biweekly on Tuesdays at 7 pm in the St Gregory Room?
Mission Statement: To provide a safe and faith-based, non-judgmental atmosphere of support, compassion, and caring to those affected by cancer.
Our group is open to anyone on this arduous journey whether it be a caregiver, loved one, cancer warrior, etc.
Patron Saints: St Peregrine-patron saint of cancer patients; and St Walburga-intercedes for the sick, distressed, and dying.
A committee of five parishioners who send cards monthly to parish members who have lost a family member. Four booklets on grieving are sent throughout the year.
What is a Faith Community Nurse?
Faith Community Nursing is the specialized practice of professional nursing that promotes wholistic health through intentional care of the spirit, health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management strategies, drawing on the resources of each person’s faith belief system. The Faith Community Nurse (FCN) helps people understand the interrelationship of faith and health which empowers and enriches life. Some specific tasks:
- Blood pressure screening 2nd Sunday of every month
- Senior exercise class
- Health inserts in Bulletin
- Health classes for grades 5-8
|Contact||Angie Tomlinson RN, FCN
In an effort to assist aged and infirmed to remain in their homes as long as possible, a group of volunteers from St. Philip Neri coordinate with four other churches to bring a hot meal to approximately 65 homebound individuals. Food is prepared and delivered from SPN on Wednesday mornings.
Communion is provided upon request to Catholic residents of nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities & private homes. Caregivers, family members, or the residents themselves can request communion.
This organization performs worship, service, and social ministry. It provides for the care of the church and sanctuary including furnishing altar bread, wine, candles, vestments, flowers, etc. for the enhancement of worship, funeral dinners and hospitality/receptions for parish events. Every woman of the parish is automatically considered to be a member and is welcome to attend all meetings and events. Activities include Palm Sunday and Fall bake sales, speakers, social meetings, fund-raisers and retreats. The group meets four times a year. Officers, (president, first and second vice-presidents, secretary, treasurer and parliamentarian) are elected from the membership.
|Church Decoration Chair||Carolyn Mejstrik|
Trained lay people minister Christian friendship one-on-one to parish members seeking support during difficult times. Two-year commitment required and fifty hours of training followed by supervision and ongoing education twice monthly. This scriptural-based program relies heavily on listening skills, empathy and confidentiality.
|Contact||Deacon Norm Mejstrik
Seeks to promote the expression of faith through action by providing direct services to the poor and working at alleviating the cause of social injustice. The Team works to develop awareness of Catholic Social Teaching in the faith community. Holds monthly collection of food, clothing & personal hygiene items. Leads Adopt-A-Family collection of Christmas gifts. Leads prayer services the night of each Oklahoma execution.