News for Feb. 18th

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, did you know that on this date in 1688 the Quakers (Society of Friends) filed the first formal protest against slavery in the United States?  Speaking of Black History, make sure you mark Friday, March 21st on your calendar as Legacy of Pride night at St. Raymond School.  Our 4th to 8th grade students will provide a wonderful evening of entertainment and education as they host a “Live Wax Museum” with characters from Black History.  You will not want to miss this!

Did the snow and ice keep you from attending Holy Mass with us this weekend?  Do not miss out on the Worship (which was amazing as always), watch the video HERE.  Do not miss our on the Weekly News either, get your copy of this past Sunday’s Bulletin HERE.

This coming Saturday, February 22nd presents you the opportunity to join us for our Town Hall Meeting from 9am to 11am in the Rectory Basement Meeting Room.  We will discuss our three Pastoral Priorities for the Year: (1) Making all feel welcome, (2) Sharing the Good News within and outside of our Parish, and (3) Forming Disciples of Christ.  Please make the time to be us and share your input, ideas and concerns.  All are welcome.

Have you had a chance to make a contribution to our Annual School Appeal to assist our young people receive a wonderful education?  It’s never too late.  Contribute HERE today (like, right now)!

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While you are in the “making donations frame of mind” (and already have your credit card out), why not click over to Catholic Charities and make your annual donation there too…God will bless your goodness to the most needy among us!

We just finished Week Two of our Ten Week Course on the first 500 years of Church History.  Will you join us on Monday Nights at 7pm to learn with us?  All are welcome; no cost (and we feed you)!

Join us on Saturday, March 1st for our First Mardi Gras Party.  All are welcome for this wonderful BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything, like its a picnic).  We will host and feed your kids and give them a party of their own.  Live Jazz Music – dancing – laughter – getting to know other members of the Church Family.  Join us.  Contact Michelle Downing for more information or to let us know that you are joining us!

This Saturday, February 22nd is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter when we celebrate the role of Peter as the first Pope.  On that day Pope Francis will “create” new Cardinals for the Church (they are his advisors and will elect a new Pope when he retires or passes).  Read about these new Cardinals, most of whom are from the developing world, HERE.

Why not start getting ready for next weekend’s Mass now?  Use this resource to prayerfully read the Word for next weekend!

How will you glorify God in your life this week?

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