We honor St. Philip Neri's Feast day today. A saint whose desire was that his followers would become more human (not less) through their striving for holiness.
"Let me get through today, and I shall not fear tomorrow"
Our saint of the day is St. Philip Neri, a man who combined popularity with piety. As a youth he chose to devote his life and individuality to God ultimately being ordained into the priesthood where many prominent figures of his day sought his advice. His characteristic virtues were humility and gaity.
What betterf way to begin our blog today, than by expressing out sincere gratitude to the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Tucson for awarding St. Christopher Parish, a grant of $8,000. This grant is partial funding toward the asphalt repair of our 2,000 square foot parking lot and the existing drainage problem.
As a parish, we are thankful for all the Diocese of Tucson, the Catholic Foundation, and the Gala Dinner Event (held annually), does by their assistance in Stewardship to our community and our sister parishes.
St. Christopher Catholic Church is extremely grateful to the Catholic Foundation, a charitable arm of the Diocese of Tucson for the approval of the grant request in the amount of $8,000.00 to partially fund the laying of a new layer of asphalt and solve drainage issues in the parish 2,000 yard parking lot. The funding came from the Annual Catholic Appeal (A Diocesan Campaign) where St.