Preparing for Pope Francis

o-POPE-FRANCIS-facebookThe visit of Pope Francis is just 11 weeks away.  This event promises to offer a life changing impact on our parish.  We want you to be ready and so we invite you to join us for…

We will host Door to Door Visit Training this Sunday, July 12th at 1pm in the Rectory Basement.  This one hour session will provide an introduction to what will happen in the weeks of August and September when we “go into the streets” as Pope Francis asked us to so that all might come to know the Lord.  Our approach will be simple… “Did you hear that Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia? Do you know why?  The Church has a plan for your family/  Is there something in your family we can pray for in the weeks to come?”  You will offer some brochures and invite them to join us some Sunday.  No high pressure, just sharing the joy of the Gospel!

Join us – STARTING THIS WEEK – for a 9 Week Course “Preparing for Pope Francis” that will offer us a chance to read from the Pope’s Joy of the Gospel as well as the Catechesis for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF). The same session will be offered twice each week: Wednesday Evenings (7pm to 8:30pm) and Sunday afternoons (Noon to 1:30pm). Childcare will be available. There is no cost; join us in the air conditioned Rectory Basement Meeting Room. July 15th/July 19thWhy do we have a Pope & just who is Pope Francis? July 22nd/July 26thPope Francis’ Vision for St. Raymond Parish; July 29th/August 2ndPope Francis wants us all Preaching the Good News; August 5th/August 9thPope Francis wants the Gospel to impact WalMart & More; August 12th/August 16th – WMOF: What was God thinking when He made Man & Woman?; August 19th/August 23rdWMOF: God’s Plan for Human Sexuality & Marriage; August 26th/August 30thWMOF: Welcoming and Raising Children in Holy Families; Sept. 2nd/Sept. 6thWMOF: When things don’t go so well…healing and hope in times of trouble in Families; Sept. 9th/Sept. 13thWMOF: Cherishing Life when he doesn’t have a name or she forgets her name; September 16thHoly Hour for Families and God’s Blessing on Papal Visit.  You can attend for one or two sessions or for all nine weeks and feel free to invite a friend!

If you are interested in attending the World Meeting of Families, please contact Arleen Daniels BY JULY 14 if you desire to use one of the scholarships we have available.

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