Good News for April 7th

IMG_4295For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

Many os us are having tough days. We are sad as friends get sick. We are lonely in isolation. We are frustrated because of many situations. We feel helpless and at time close to hopeless. Please continue to pray, let the Lord love you through this and even in new ways. Limit the time you spend on the news. Speak to people who offer your hope.

Did you see last weekend’s CHURCH BULLETIN?

The parish is grateful to all those who made possible our Palm Drive Thru pick up on Saturday and Sunday. More than 250 cars came through in the two days. The Holy Week bags were packed by Jamette and Rasheem Davis, Sheree and Savanah Jenerette (the idea of making the bags originated with our every talented Sheree) and Lauren Meyers with her dear sarah, Aiden, Bella and Keagan. Each was generous with time and social distancing was observed!

IMG_4334Holy Thursday: When we recall the Lord’s Last Supper, giving us the Eucharist and the Priesthood, as well as His arrest.

  • The Chrism Mass normally celebrated this morning at the Cathedral will take place on Monday Evening privately. The diocese will stream it on their website.
  • Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper from Rome: 11 a.m. on EWTN
  • Choral Meditations and Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 5:30 p.m., live from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on EWTN
  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper from St. Raymond Church at 7pm on our Live Stream  Please have a piece of paper (or note card) and pen with you for an exercise of service that you will be invited to perform during the Mass in the place if the washing of the feet.
  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 10:30 p.m. ET, live from Christ Cathedral in CA on EWTN
  • In quiet prayer, read the Gospel of John, Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17. Ask yourself: what is God saying to me?
  • Drive your car to St. Raymond (or another Catholic Church) and sit outside the Church in car, knowing that Jesus in the Eucharist LIVES here. Thank Jesus for the gift of himself in the Eucharist.

Good FridayWhen we recall our Lord’s suffering and death on the Cross for our salvation.

  • St. Faustina’s Way of the Cross at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy: 2 p.m. on EWTN
  • Choral Meditations and Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m., live from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on EWTN
  • Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion from St. Raymond at 3pm on our Live Stream (please have a cross or crucifix with you while worshipping from home, it will be sued during the Liturgy)
  • Reflections on Our Lord’s Seven Last Words from St. Raymond at 7pm via Father Chris’ Facebook (Christopher Michael Walsh) or our Call to Prayer Line
  • Way of the Cross from Rome: 8 p.m. on EWTN
  • In quiet prayer, read the Gospel of John, Chapters 18 & 19. Ask yourself: what is God saying to me?

Holy SaturdayThis is the “great” Liturgy of the Church, much briefer because of the public health precautions

  • Easter Vigil Mass: 8 p.m., from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on EWTN
  • There will not be an Easter Vigil Mass celebrated publicly at St. Raymond this year.
  • In quiet prayer, read the Gospel of John, Chapters 20 & 21. Ask yourself: what is God saying to me?

Easter Sunday: Alleluia! The Lord is Risen! He is Risen Indeed.

  • Easter Mass on Channel 6 at 5:30am.
  • Urbi Et Orbi: Message and Blessing with Pope Francis at 6 a.m. on EWTN
  • Easter Sunday Mass: 8 a.m. on EWTN
  • Easter Mass from St. Raymond Church at 10am on our Live Stream 
  • Easter Sunday Mass at Noon on EWTN
  • The Sign & Sound Theater in Lancaster’s production of Jesus (which is amazing) will air for FREE Easter Weekend on the TBN App.

Besides watching live on the internet, you can access EWTN Network a number of ways:; Comcast Channel 75; Verizon Fios Channel 285; Direct TV Channel 370; on the Radio at 640am.

Our Call to Prayer Line: Call Toll Free: 1-877-309-2073; Enter Access Code – 319-414-445 # (this remains operational all week with prayer at NOON every day)

IMG_1576We will join other Catholics in the United States imploring the mercy of Christ’s Sacred Heart at our Holy Thursday and Good Friday Liturgies. Please print out this Litany if you would like to pray along with us: Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Are you or someone you know experiencing struggles with food supply? The City is now offering multiple sites to provide FREE boxes of food for families. Click HERE for more information.  Out of concern for the safety of our volunteers, and the availability of this new resource from the City at the former St. Therese Church (6610 Anderson Street), we will discontinue our public Food Cupboard until further notice. We are grateful for the many Aid for Friends meals that have been prepared and delivered to our freezers (9:30am or 4:30pm daily; please call first). For more information, contact Arleen.

Lenten Small GroupsOur Lenten Small Groups will have their final meeting next week. Use this guide to open your heart to the Word of God. In the weeks to come, we are considering “reading groups” or book clubs to meet over ZOOM or the phone. Interested? Contact Minta.


IMG_1583Please do not go out like this lady! We need to wear masks that are effective and perhaps even look good. One of our member, Christine Russell, is making masks for $10 and can even deliver them (reasonable distance). Please contact her at 215-808-4328 or send her an email.

dr monique

We are blessed to have Dr. Monique as a member of our Church along with her husband and children. Dr. Monique is an OB/GYN and provides Telemedicine Services at this time. If you are a woman who has neglected (I will do it someday when I have time…) why not get in touch with her now and see if she can assist you in some way. She is a godly woman and a great doctor! Visit her website.