For information regarding any of these ministries, please call the church office at 887-5535
More information coming soon
Cabbage Ball League
Open to all children of the parish, pre-K and up. The season runs during the months of June and July. Games are played on Monday and Wednesday nights beginning at 6:30 pm. Adult volunteers are needed to coach and officiate.
This ministry is available to assist and encourage persons with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of the Church. It advises this population regarding services available to them, as well as advising about emergency situations that arise. Persons needing assistance are referred to appropriate agencies.
The St. Philip Neri Grandparents Club was established in 2006. It is open to grandparents (and great grandparents!) of all the children of SPN school. Our meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 AM in the Parishoners Center. Our mission is to come together to serve God by serving the needs of the school and the Church,while building a sense of fellowship and togetherness.
At our meetings, we are updated about all school and parish events. Our members are asked to volunteer for activities that are provided specifically for the children, such as Santa’s Secret Shop, Young Ladies Tea and Style Show, and bake sales or raffles. We have also hosted Trunk or Treat events at Halloween. Our members also work hand in hand with the Mens Club and the Ladies Co-op in the parish-wide activities such as the annual May Fair, Oktoberfest, Crawfish Cook-Off and Lenten Fish Fry.
We often have a local speaker at our meetings, but allow plenty of time for sharing with one another and enjoying refreshments. A special event is the Grandparents Mass,which is held for a different grade each month. We have also started to plan “field trips” for members, such as visiting the Blessed Seelos shrine in New Orleans, or meeting for lunch.
High School Youth Ministry
High School Youth Ministry provides youth in grades 8-12 with social, spiritual, service and sports opportunities. For more information including registration form and current calendar, please refer to the High School Youth Ministry page.
The Ladies’ Co-Op Club is a service and social organization for the women of St. Philip Neri parish. The Ladies Co-op sponsors numerous service projects such as food and coat drives as well as fundraisers which provide the necessary funds for St. Philip Neri School and church. The monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month during the school year. Each meeting discusses upcoming events and also includes dinner and social activities.
The May Fair
This Annual parish get-together, held on Friday and all day Saturday of the first weekend of May, features numerous food and game booths for parishioners and visitors of all ages. There is musical entertainment, great food and drinks, and a prize drawing to cap off Saturday night. This is the parish’s biggest fund-raiser, but the promotion of parish community and unity has always been its primary objective. Numerous parishioners participate in the planning, booth preparation and staffing, accounting, and clean-up, but more and continuing assistance to stage this important function is always necessary.
The Men’s Club is open to all men of our Parish. Our club meets on the 1st Thursday night of every month from September through May. The meetings typically consist of three components: the business portion, a guest speaker, and the meal. Past speakers have included our school principal, Dr. Carol Stack, our former pastor, Fr. Saloy, government officials including Sheriff Newell Normand and Ken Hollis, and media/sports personalities such as Buddy Stahl, Jim Henderson, Kenny Wilkerson, Ed Daniels, Ike’s Caravan and others as well as the Lombardi Trophy.
The club assists with small jobs to maintain the Church and School facilities throughout the year. It plays a vital role in the execution of the Parish’s major fund-raisers such as May Fair, Oktoberfest, Fish Fry and Crawfish Cook-off. Other activities include the golf tourney dedicated to the Msgr. Kenney scholarship fund, and a fishing rodeo. The club also assist with the very successful Summer Cabbage Ball League.
Dues for the entire year are only $50.00 ($40 if paid by the first meeting). This entitles members to delicious meals and refreshments during the meetings, as well as the priceless opportunity to make new friends and enhance existing friendships.
The primary purpose of NAIM is to promote the spiritual and social welfare of widows and widowers. The organization is a self-help group which offers emotional support and spiritual and social activities exclusively to the widowed members of our Archdiocese. Through NAIM you meet friends who are in a similar situation, persons who can best understand the life of the widowed. We are a fun group, offering a variety of programs, including guest speakers, social activities, and an annual Christmas dinner. In the months of February, May, August, and November we all attend the 4:00 pm Saturday Mass at St. Philip Neri in honor of our departed spouses, and follow with a Pot Luck dinner. In the other months (except December), we meet on the second Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Respect Life Ministry
This group seeks to bring greater awareness to parishioners about the sanctity of all human life. They do so by PRAYING individually and with others for the restoration of respect for all human life from conception to natural death. With the assistance of the pastor and deacons, the group attempts to EDUCATE within the Parish on the key life issues of abortion, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. This organization brings attention to the unfortunate abortion-related decisions of the Supreme Court and of the consequent need to restore legal protection for the unborn through protective legislation at both the state and national level. This ministry ACTS to encourage such legislation and to encourage the election of Pro-Life candidates. Every other year, this ministry sponsors a 9 month long Spiritual Adoption Program that provides information monthly on the growth of the unborn baby, encourages prayers for the unborn children and their mothers, and culminates with a “baby shower” at which gifts are collected and later distributed to women and infants in need by the Access Program of the Archdiocese.
- Boy Scouts Troop 231 – Boy Scout unit sponsored by St. Philip Neri parish. Meetings are held on Tuesday nights on the school grounds. Boy Scouting offers approved activities such as camping, hiking, biking, and water sports. The Scouts learn leadership and self-reliance in the process of having fun. Boy Scouts is open to all boys who are in grades 6th through 12th.
- Cub Scouts Pack 377 – Cub Scout unit sponsored by St. Philip Neri parish. Cub Scouting offers activities, lead by adult volunteers, such as crafts, camping, field trips, sports, and other scout-related functions. The Cub Scouts is open to all boys who are in grades 1st through 5th.
- Girl Scouts – Girl Scouts troops in partnership with St. Philip Neri parish, include the Daisy Scouts, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes. Troop programs include craft activities, field trips, educational and career-oriented activities, camping, hiking, and service-oriented activities. The Girl Scout program is open to all girls between Kindergarten and 12th grade.
Oversees the needs of the parish plant.
This committee was set up to contact newly registered parishioners and offer them information about the parish and any activities/ministries they may have need of or interest in. This group anticipates re-invigoration and expansion in the near future.
Young at Heart
This ministry was initiated to provide social interactions and activities for the parishioners over 50 years of age. Activities include luncheons at local restaurants, short trips to various locations, and bingo games and refreshments in the Parish Meeting Rooms. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month. Many of the activities take place on the third Thursday of the month.
Sunday: 8:00, 9:30,
11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Daily: 6:15 and 9:00 a.m.
Confession: Saturday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
or by appointment
Ash Wednesday: 6:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m, and 6:00 p.m. Masses, as well as a 12 Noon Word Service.