“A heart filled with joy is more easily made perfect than one that is sad.”

— St. Philip Neri




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If you are a parishioner of St. Philip Neri, please consider
a role as a minister at Mass. Ministries include:

  • Altar Servers, who aid the priest and deacons during Mass.
  • Catechists, who teach faith formation each Sunday during fall, winter, and spring.
  • Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, who aid in the distribution of Holy Communion.
  • Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist to the Homebound, who distribute Holy Communion to homebound members of our parish family.
  • Greeters, who welcome those entering the parish for Mass.
  • Lectors, who give the first and second readings of Scripture at Mass.
  • Rosary Leaders, who lead in the recitation of the Rosary before Mass and at Maple Valley Nursing Home.
  • Sacristans, who set up and put away necessary items for the Mass.
  • Ushers, who aid in the collection of donations during Mass, help parishioners and guests find seats in the d distribute bulletins after Mass.
  • Visitors to the Homebound, who offer company and comfort to parishioners unable to attend Mass.
  • Liturgical Ministry, which manages setup for Mass and decorations of the church.
  • Hospitality Ministry, which manages luncheons, dinners, coffee hours, and other social events at the parish.
  • Communications Ministry, which designs and maintains the St. Philip Neri website and other communications needs of the parish.
  • Building & Grounds Ministry, which maintains and monitors changes to church property.
  • Garden Ministry, which beautifies the church exterior with trees and flowers.
  • Music Ministry, made up of vocalists and instrumentalists, which enhances Masses with music.
  • Faith in Action Ministry, which works to educate the parish and community regarding justice issues worldwide.
  • Prayer Chain, which accepts confidential prayer requests from the parish family and community at large. 

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Contributions to St. Philip Neri parish are always welcome. Your contributions enable us to continue the good works our parish and our patron saint are known for. To donate to the church, you may mail your check (made out to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church) to:

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
PO Box 257
Empire, MI 49630

As St. Philip Neri is a non-profit organization, all contributions are tax deductible. Contributions will appear on your donation summary at the end of each fiscal year.

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