It is hard to believe that August is coming to a close and the school doors are open again (and not a moment too soon for our parents)! The revelations of crimes, sins, cover-ups, lies and other ungodly behavior by priests, bishops and possible even the Pope have caused many to be angry, hurt, sad and confused. Yet, like St. Peter we respond: Lord, where else can we go…you have the words of everlasting life!
On Tuesday, September 4th at 5:30pm you are invited to join Father Chris, Deacon Bill and the Family of Saint Raymond for a Town Hall/Family Meeting. This will be an opportunity to ask questions, share feeling and thoughts and begin to craft some action plan regarding the current abuse crisis and its coverup within our Church. It is a chance to pray, share, listen and be renewed in hope for the good of our parish and beyond. We will meet in the Rectory Basement from 5:30pm to 7pm and then move to the Chapel for an hour of pray from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome. Please contact the Parish Office is you are coming so we can properly prepare (or if you have questions). Phone: 215-549-3760. You can send an email to Michelle Downing.
Father Chris has began posting a weekly video blog to You Tube as well. You are welcome to watch last week’s video (Jesus blesses you today!) or this week’s video (Losing your head?). More to come (if you have an idea for a topic, please let Father Chris know.
This weekend we will continue to reflect on the Heroes of Reform within the Catholic Church as we spend some time with the saintly Father Phillip Neri. Join us Saturday at 5pm or Sunday at 8am or 10am.
Please pray for victims of abuse and harassment as well as the raising up of prophets for our time!
God be praised!