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Philip Neri Parish

The Northwest Paulist Center
for Evangelization & Reconciliation

2408 SE 16th Ave., Portland, OR 97214-5334

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT 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.

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time September 18, 2011

PARISH OFFICE & STAFF: Phone 503-231-4955
Pastor Fr. Charlie Brunick, CSP, x117 ....................... frcharlie@stphilipneripdx.org Associate Pastor Fr. Michael Evernden, CSP, x111 ...................................... mecsp@mac.com Associate Pastor Fr. Jim McCauley, CSP, x109 ............................................ jrpaulist@aol.com Director of Adult Faith Formation Barbara Harrison, x107 ................................. barbarah@stphilipneripdx.org Business Manager Jeanne McPherson, x103 ............................... jeannem@stphilipneripdx.org Parish Office, Parish Secretary Mercy Rossi, x101 .... ........................................mercyb@stphilipneripdx.org Bulletin Editor (Bulletin deadline is Tuesday Noon before target weekend) Mercy Rossi, x101 ......................................... secretary@stphilipneripdx.org Building & Grounds, Maintenance Edward Danila .............................................. edwardd@stphilipneripdx.org Music Director Michael Tomsovic ....................................................... MPST63@yahoo.com Children & Youth Faith Formation ...................... frcharlie@stphilipneripdx.org

Website: www.stphilipneripdx.org Fax 503-736-1383

Director of the NW Paulist Center for Evangelization & Reconciliation Fr. Charlie Brunick, CSP, x117 ........................ frcharlie@stphilipneripdx.org
SATURDAY VIGIL: 4:00pm SUNDAY: 8:30am and 10:30am


8:00am FRIDAY: 12:10pm Reconciliation: Saturdays at 5:00pm



This Weeks Calendar & Mass Intentions

Next Sundays Scripture Readings: 26 Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 25) Ezekiel 18:2528 Philippians 2:111 or 2:15 Matthew 21:2832

MASS INTENTIONS____________ Monday September 19 8:00 AM Mass ( Dominico Hai Do) Chapel Tuesday September 20 8:00 AM Mass (students and teachers) Chapel Wednesday September 21 8:00 AM Mass ( Frank & Mary Ignazzitto) Chapel Thursday September 22 8:00 AM Mass (single parent families) Chapel Friday September 23 12:10 PM Mass (the underemployed and the unemployed) Chapel Saturday September 24 8:00 AM Mass (people who are living with depression and fear) Chapel 9:3011:00 AM Liturgy Workshop Carvlin Hall 4:00 PM Mass (people who are all alone) Church Sunday September 25 8:30 AM Mass (People of the Parish) Church 9:3010:25 AM Homeless Outreach Class Paulist Center 10:30 AM Mass (James McCauley, Sr.) Church Church cleaning, September 1925: Lola Ramey, Glenda McCall, & Rose Wolfe

This Weeks Announcements

French Toast Breakfast TODAY (Sept. 18) in Carvlin Hall after the
8:30 and 10:30 Liturgies. Come and enjoy some delicious French toast, sausage, juice, coffee. Adults - $5 and children 5-12 years - $3. We look forward to seeing you there!

Do you have a fun event that you think the parish would really
enjoy? Like the upcoming Oct. 30 Halloween party/karaoke, 11:45am1:30pm; Nov. 12, Harvest party/dinner/music by Jim Revello; or Dec. 18th Christmas Party/karaoke/carols, 11:45am 1:30pm If you would like to work on any of these already planned events or have some ideas for events you would like to talk about, please come to a short Parish Life Committee meeting, TODAY, Sunday, Sept. 18th, 11:45am in Carvlin Hall. If you are unable to attend, please contact the parish office and leave your name and idea.

The new Liturgy Implementations of the Roman Missal 3rd

Edition are coming soon (in Adventjust 3 months away!) To help us understand why the Liturgy is changing and what will be changing, we are fortunate to offer you an informative two-part series: Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:3011:30amBari Colombari, senior research editor of the Oregon Catholic Press will provide the WHATconcise, practical, pastoral changes; side-by-side comparison of old and new texts; useful hand-outs; and a demonstration of the music chants. AND Sunday, Oct. 23, 12:15 2pm Steve Martino, Masters in Divinity, will explore the HOW and WHY the Mass has evolved. Bring your questions for both sessions!

Announcements continued

Do you know what the Church was like prior to Vatican II (1963-
65)? Do you know what changed and why the changes were important? Do you know how those documents affect us today? Should we be concerned? Starting on Sundays in October from 7- 8:15pm in Carvlin Hall, a Pastoral Team will open several of the important documents (The Church in the modern world, Ecumenism, Mission of the Laity, and the meaning/work/purpose of the Liturgy...). We will discuss how it was before...and how the documents pointed to where we should be going... Professor James Harrison will open this series with a presentation on what lead up to Vatican II and why it was necessary.

We are still looking for 2 volunteer teachers for the Childrens

Liturgy of the Word. Each teacher has one Sunday a month. The 20- minute class time is used to discuss the Readings/Scriptures with age-appropriate applications to their lives. We provide a very good teachers manual, support from the other teachers, good children, and lots Grace from the Holy Spirit. Questions? Interested in learning more or volunteering? Contact barbarah@stphilipneripdx.org.

Sunday Pre-school (dismissed at Mass/return at end of Mass) and

Childrens Liturgy of the Word (dismissed at Mass/return after Creed) will begin Sunday, Sept. 25th at the 10:30 Liturgy. The pre- school will be following the Seeds program, which introduces the 4 and 5 year olds to the stories of the Bible. The CLWord is designed for grades 1-5 and is based on the Scriptures for that Sunday.

Religious Ed. Family Gatherings will begin Sunday, Oct. 2,

9:30am in Carvlin Hall. All families are welcome to this multi- generational faithsharing monthly event. Rob Nosse will be our breakfast cook for the 3rd year! Questions? Please call Barbara in the parish office.

A sixweek Bible study returns Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Paulist

Center Chapel from 10:30 to 12noon. Women in the Bible: why do they matter? Please bring your Bibles.

"Where the Hell is God?" by Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ will be the

first book of the Book Group this Fall. Topics: God is not out to get us...pain is not sent to make us grow...God the weatherman...when your time is up, your time is up... Sunday, Oct. 2 in Carvlin Hall and Sunday, Oct. 16 in the Paulist Center, 11:45-12:45noon. You are welcome to bring your snack/coffee. This book is available at Barnes and Noble ($12) or call and register by Sept. 19th and we will order the book for you. LET US PRAY FOR: Dolly Lomax

Roof Campaign Update: As of September 13, 2011, we have

received a total of $105,632.56 in Pledges with Cash Received totaling $43,863.28.

Announcements continued

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus Matthew, Mark, Luke and

John told us all about what Jesus said and did, but not one of them mentioned what he looked like. The vaguely European-featured Jesus with a brown beard/hair or blonde hair/blue eyes was pretty much the standard for most of history, at least until Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) the greatest painter, draftsman and printmaker of the Dutch Golden Age, came along. In the mid-17th century he and students at his Amsterdam studio painted a series of at least eight heads of Christ which set the liturgical art world on its ear. Rembrandt's studio was in a section of Amsterdam with a fairly large Jewish population, and it is believed the same young Jewish man was the model for all the portraits, which look remarkably like the olive- skinned and dark-haired men you would see strolling the Galilee shore today. For the first time ---six of these paintings are brought together for an exhibit, "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus," which was first exhibited at the Louvre in Paris and now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (August thru October) after which it will travel to the Detroit Institute of Art (November thru February). (Catholic News Service).

Singers: The Contemporary Music group continues to welcome

people who would like to share their singing voices at the 10:30 Liturgy on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. For more info, contact the parish office or BarbaraH@stphilipneripdx.org. The parish is also looking for regular cantors for the 4pmVigil, 8:30am and 10:30 Liturgies.

Looking for a good workshop to start the Fall season?

Restoring Sacred Balance with Father Richard Rohr will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in the sanctuary. Thursday, Oct. 27, 94pm, a follow-up workshop will be offered at Trinity Episcopal Church (147 NW 19th Ave., Portland) in Kempton Hall. For more information or to order tickets: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon 503-221-1054 or www.centeringprayer.com.

Please remember the Food Barrels located at the front doors of

the Church. We continue to collect non-perishable food items and sundries which include toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers, body soup, shampoo, hygiene items for women/men/children. An extra can of soup or kidney beans, a bag of rice/spaghetti/macaronione or two extra items each time you shop is an immediate way to help our ministry of the Corporal Works of Mercy. We can do something about hunger!

Catholic Radio KBVM Fall Sharathon: Your Catholic radio

station, KBVM-FM 88.3 will broadcast its Fall Sharathon October 3 7. The weeklong event will feature a variety of special guests, interesting conversations about the importance of our faith and an opportunity for listeners to support the regions only Catholic radio station. More info is available at www.kbvm.fm or 503-285-5200.

Pastoral Corner

September 18, 2011

"Them and Us"

I first noticed Them when I moved to Chicago in 1993. There They were, standing on the corners or gathered in vacant lots in the poorer sections of the city. Loafers I thought, in my ignorance, (and unrecognized racism?). Why don't They get a job? Lazy bumsetc, etc. Why don't They get a job? A few weeks later, when preparing for a homily of this Sunday's Gospel the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard I realized (a bit shamefacedly) that that is exactly what they were trying to do: get a job, even if only for that day. Waiting and hoping for some contractor or builder to hire them for the day, usually at less than minimum wage, and often cheated even there by unscrupulous employers who know they are the vulnerable ones, especially immigrants without green cards, who usually have nowhere to turn and no one to complain to when they get cheated. They are there for all to see, these vulnerable ones. They are not lazy idlers. They want desperately to work. But for many, their value seems to be centered not in who they are, but what others want from them. Many will not be hired this day. What must it be like to go back to family with nothing to show for hours of standing: no money for groceries or the barest necessities? Imagine the sense of rejection, uselessness, hopelessness, that goes through the hearts of those who wait all day, often day after day, but are never hired? The very idea that any employer might come by late in the day and still pay any of them a full days pay for a few hours work was ludicrous in Jesus' time and still is ludicrous in today's society of bottom line accounting. Yet in the Parable, Jesus has the Owner of the Vineyard doing just that! The Parable, of course, is about God, and Vineyard is the Kingdom of God where all are welcomed and all are valued for who they are Children of God. The parable is not even about justice for if God treated all of us justly, according to the merits of our deeds, where would that leave most of us? The Parable is about God's love and generosity. Unconditional love and unlimited generosity. That is why the Owner says to those who complain of working all day and getting the same pay as those who worked a few hours "Are you envious because I am generous?" The generosity of God can be very comforting to most of us, but it should also be very challenging. We often pray in the Our Father: "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." True stewardship of the time, talents, and treasures God has given each and every one of us, challenges us, nodemands of us, that we be as generous towards others as God has been to us.

Fr. Charlie Brunick, CSP