“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,

a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me,

ill and you cared for me, and in prison and you visited me.”


Matthew 25:35


Since the Parish was founded in 1993, a number of organizations have been established at St. Philip Neri to help those in need, wherever there difficulties may lie. Help is always needed, and we gratefully welcome parishioners to become involved so as to support the many outreach programs that serve both our fellow parishioners and the citizens of our local community.




Bereavement Support


This ministry, which assists families that are grieving after the death of a loved one, offers empathy and consolation through a variety of activities. Members send cards, make calls and visits, host the Annual All Soul’s Day Mass, and ensure the availability of the Parish’s Book of the Names of the Dead. This ministry, which offers a special remembrance on both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, also occasionally sponsors grief support groups.


Contact:  Bob & Martha Went  |  980.225.5997  |  marthawent@yahoo.com





Cancer Ministry


The goal of the St. Philip Neri's cancer ministry is to provide spiritual, emotional and practical support to parishioners who are either a current cancer patient, a caregiver for a cancer patient or grieving from a loss due to cancer.  Services include, among others, transportation, one-on-one partners, and a card and prayer ministry.  Under the guidance of Father John, a Healing Mass is offered as announced in the bulletin (usually quarterly).  All services, which are completely confidential, are provided free of charge.  Volunteers are encouraged to participate as much or as little as they desire.  This ministry's mission is based on the bible verse from Romans 12:12-13:  "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Share with God's people who are in need.  Practice hospitality."


Contact:  Sue Harman  |  571.239.2341  |  susanrae1@aol.com



Careers in Transition


Careers in transition is a mentoring and networking group for people who are in transition with their professional career. CIT offers support, encouragement, advice, skill building and networking opportunities through guest speakers and mentors who have career search experience and expertise. CIT meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Room A in the church basement.




Tony Armeni  |  803.412.6955 |  Scarmeni@comporium.net


Bob Gesell  |  803.415.5867  |   bobgesell@comporium.net




Funeral Ministry


The members of this ministry, who extend aid to the family and friends of deceased parishioners, coordinate meals and refreshments for usage after funeral Masses at St. Philip Neri. The Parish typically has three teams of two individuals that take on the responsibility of calling on volunteers to ask them to prepare food and deliver it to the church for use after a funeral service. Members are also responsible for setting up prior to the luncheon, serving the funeral attendees and cleaning up after the meal.


Coordinator of Volunteers:  Jenny Funk  |  803.548.7282 Ext. 229  |  spnvolunteer@comporium.net




Home & Hospital Visitations


This ministry tends to the sick, by visiting parishioners that are homebound, in the hospital, or in a nursing home. While making visits, they also take the Holy Eucharist to those who cannot attend Mass. As Eucharistic Ministers, each member involved is bound, in good conscience, to live out their Baptismal promise to take Christ to others, and to be responsive to this very important work of corporal mercy, visiting the sick. Regular meetings are not held, but are scheduled when necessary. Training and orientation is required.


Contact – Parish Administrative Assistant:

Maria Cordova | 803.548.7282  Ext. 225 | stphilipneri@comporium.net







The Hospitality Committee welcomes parishioners by serving refreshments after Masses on Hospitality Sunday and at Newcomers’ Luncheons. Members also serve during other Parish events, including at the Easter Sunrise Breakfast, Confirmation receptions, and the Parish anniversary celebration.


Contacts: Judy Jones  | 803.548.5798  |  jajrjones@comporium.net





Legion of Mary


The Legion, with the approval and discretion of the pastor, works under the sanction of the Church and the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate. The ministry seeks the glorification of God and the sanctification of its members through prayer and good works. The Legion of Mary extends an invitation to all parishioners to benefit from several spiritual activities, with these programs detailed under the website’s Spiritual Resources section. The Legion of Mary meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Room 213 of the Ministry Building.


Contact:  Marie Lamparter  |  803.746.5198




Martha’s Meals


This ministry, which has served over 4,000 meals over the last five years, is devoted to providing lunches on Saturday mornings to shut-ins in the local community. Two groups, the cooks and the drivers, undertake this cause on a weekly basis. Cooks prepare the meals in the church kitchen, with drivers paired in twos for each individual delivery route. Members, who take part during one Saturday a month, are scheduled on a rotating basis. In addition, other volunteers are sought to provide freshly-baked cookies, which are a welcome addition to the delicious meals that are prepared.


Contact (Meals):  Jim Norton  |  803.396.2684  |  JMNorton4@comporium.net


Contact (Cookies):  Tricia Kuhlkin  |  803.493.0299  |  tkuhlkin@gmail.com





Office Volunteers


This ministry is available to anyone who is willing to assist, as needed, in the Parish Office on weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or on Sunday in the church from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Responsibilities include answering the phone, responding to general questions from parishioners, and fulfilling small office-oriented tasks. No experience is necessary, with full training provided. Volunteers are scheduled on a rotating basis.


Parish Administrative Assistant:

Maria Cordova | 803.548.7282  Ext. 225 | stphilipneri@comporium.net




Prayer Shawl Ministry


This ministry is offered for parishioners who enjoy knitting, crocheting, and prayer. Members make prayer shawls for distribution to our parishioners, Rachel’s Vineyard retreatants, and others in the community who need a message of love and the comfort of extra prayers. The group meets from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m on the first Thursday of each month in Room 103 of the Ministry Building.


Contact:  Kathie Fennell  |  kfennell@comporium.net




Red Cross Blood Drive


A Red Cross Blood Drive is conducted on a quarterly basis, usually on a Wednesday, in the Parish Center. These drives provide members of the community the opportunity to donate the “Gift of Life.” Signup sheets are typically available after all masses for two weeks prior to a planned blood drive. Volunteers are also needed to bake cookies, with the treats greatly appreciated by blood donors. Cookie bakers are asked to take cookies to the church kitchen on the day of the bloodmobile. When appropriate, details are provided in the bulletin.


Contact – Parish Administrative Assistant:

Maria Cordova | 803.548.7282  Ext. 225 | stphilipneri@comporium.net




Respect Life/Gabriel Project


This ministry, open to all members of the Parish, promotes awareness of the needs of those individuals whose lives are at risk of loss of life, respect and honor. This mission is accomplished through prayer, financial support and fundraising.


Contact:  Christy Brown  |  803.548.4817  |  gbotu4ever@yahoo.com





St. Vincent DePaul Society


Adult parishioners that wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbors are invited to join this ministry. Members, which grow spiritually during participation in the organization’s efforts, recognize that their blessings should be shared with the community’s brothers and sisters that are in need. They provide financial, spiritual, and emotional assistance to needy, aged and/or lonely individuals or families that are facing a desperate situation or crisis. All work is done on a confidential basis and in a manner that upholds the dignity of those in need. Meetings are held on the second and last Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.


Contact:  Lucy Aspiras  |   803-548-7283    |  raspiras@comporium.net



Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church - 292 Munn Road East ·  Fort Mill, SC 29715 ·  Phone: 803-548-7282 ·  Fax: 803-547-2999