Good News for May 19th

Our Church Family rejoices once again as a young disciple received our Lord for the first time. Congratulations Jania – may you know the joy of being nourished by the Lord all the days of your life. Are you hungering for the Body and Blood of the Lord? Join us for a Communion Service this Sunday and you too can Feast on the Holy Eucharist. Proper precautions are followed. Please sign up HERE. Let Jesus comfort you, console you and free you from your fears!

FREE T-SHIRTS! Celebrate your being a part of the Saint Raymond Family and get one of these great shirts. Shirts must be picked up during our Drive Thru Pentecost Blessing on Saturday. May 30th from 1pm to 4pm in front of the Church. At this time, we are only able to offer shirts to those who are members of the parish (or intend to join when this craziness ends). We will make every effort to make additional shirts available to those who would like to receive one and represent our Church (yes, still free…we will let you know when to sign up)! COMPLETE THIS FORM in order to receive a t-shirt on May 30th.

At some point in the weeks (or months) to come we will be given the okay by the State of Pennsylvania and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to RESTORE Sunday Worship and gather for the Holy Mass once again. It will be a glorious day to begin the process of being restored to worship. It is likely that we will be limited to 25%-35% of our capacity at first. Our plan is to begin with gathering for the 10am Mass (with a maximum of 50-75 people ) and after a few weeks add the 5pm Mass and then the 8am Mass when that is needed as well. We will move slowly and prudently for the glory of God and the safety of all. We want to spread the Gospel, not germs! In order the plan effectively, Father Chris is seeking to build a Restore Team to assist in planning for our return to Worship and implementing the precautions we will need to follow. We will need lots of help…including YOU! If you would like to learn more, please email Minta Brown and let her know. Thank you to the many who have already signed up, will you help us too?

LAST CHANCE: We are grateful to the 199 people who have completed our Parish Survey on how you are dealing with this pandemic. Please take 3 minutes and give your thoughts. It will help the parish staff in our planning.

Please join us at 9am on Ascension Thursday for Holy Mass. We will gather our Church & School communities virtually as we recall our Lord Jesus’ return to the Father. The liturgy will include our Annual Crowning of the Blessed Mother. Worship with us via LiveStream (if you cannot worship at 9am, please plan to gather with your family at another time that day to worship virtually).

We continue our study of the Gospel of John this week (Wednesday Night form 7pm to 8pm). Please join on Zoom or on Fr. Chris Facebook Page. Please have your Bible ready and maybe a friend who is also participating that you could call when it is time for discussion. If you have never done Bible Study with us, please consider joining in. If it is not what you want. you can drop out and no-one will know! Try it…you have the time! Be sure to download the handout and print it out so you can take some notes as well…