Good News for June 23rd

Our Parish rejoices that Jessie is now one with us in Holy Communion. May her example of preparing to receive Jesus inspire each of us as we come to the Table of the Lord each week. We had great turnouts for both the 5pm Sunday and 10am Sunday Mass. Please consider joining us this weekend. Not ready to enter the Church? You are welcome to also worship from the front lawn (at both 5pm and 10am; weather permitting). If you wish to worship inside of the Church, please WATCH THIS VIDEO so that you understand what things will be like when you arrive for Mass (come 15-20 minutes early, please). If you choose to worship (you can still worship from home until you feel ready; you are not obliged to come out for Mass), please REGISTER for the SATURDAY 5PM MASS or SUNDAY 10AM MASS. All are welcome – every week if you desire as we are able to accommodate by sign ups (this will be the last weekend that requires sign ups as we we will then enter the Green Phase. If you plan to worship from home via Live Stream but want to join us for a brief Prayer Service with Distribution of Holy Communion, please SIGN UP. This will be the last weekend for the Communion Service (if you are not ready for the crowds at weekend Masses, consider joining us for the 8am during the week). If you have questions or need help signing up, please call the Parish Office (215-549-3760) or contact Minta Brown who is leading our RESTORE Team.

We have 2 more weeks with our study of the Gospel of John (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… (the handout will be on the website under News by Wednesday afternoon).

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia ordained 5 new priests last Saturday, including Father Kevin Okafar. Father Kevin is originally from Nigeria and will be serving at St. Elizabeth Church in Chester Springs. He will celebrate his First Mass with the Ibo Community at 2pm at Saint Raymond on Sunday. You are welcome to attend.

Did you see last Sunday’s Church Bulletin? Thank you for your continued financial goodness and generosity. we will finish our Financial Year very strong thanks to you. A full report will be coming to you soon. Have you signed up your children for our Summer’s Days at Saint Raymond? We welcome children entering Kindergarten through Grade Five Tuesday and Thursdays form 9am to 4pm. We will start on June 30th and it is FREE. Please contact Richara for more information

The Parish Staff hope to share details of our upcoming Conversation Groups on various topics associated with race (Race in the Church; Education; Employment; Praying your Way through Troubles Times; Resilience in Tough Conversation). The groups will meet for 3 6o to 90 minute sessions and be composed of people of varied races to allow for a more fruitful conversation. The focus is on how desires Christians to be human together.

This speaks of the “Beloved Community” Father Chris preached on this weekend.