God of all nations, Father of the human family, we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy in these United States of America. We ask for your protection and guidance for all who devote themselves to the common good, working for justice and peace at home and around the world.We lift up all our duly elected leaders and public servants, those who will serve us as president, as legislators and judges, those in the military and law enforcement. Heal us from our differences and unite us, O Lord, with a common purpose, dedication, and commitment to achieve liberty and justice in the years ahead for all people, and especially those who are most vulnerable in our midst. Amen.
If you are having a tough time in the days surrounding the election (or anything else that is causing you anxiety or fear), do not hesitate to schedule a time to talk with Father Chris for prayer, advise or just someone to listen to your venting.
We continue to nourish our young disciples with the Word of God. Please share this video teaching from Paula with your children and grandchildren and be sure to down load this handout for them as well…
Our 13 Small Groups have launched this week and praise God for the opportunity to pray together, share our faith journey and grow as disciples with one another. if you are not able to be in a Small Group, we encourage you to watch the video series called THE SEARCH and spend time reflecting on these wonderful presentations (7 presentations, all less than 30 minutes). Long into formed.org and create an account using our parish password: 8TJNV2
Over the past several years, Giving Tuesday has become a popular day to share your blessings with others. This year, Giving Tuesday will be on December 1, 2020. St. Raymond will participate through #igivecatholic and you will be able to begin making donations as early as November 13th! Learn about giving options for our parish HERE and please consider sharing it with others as we prepare for Giving Tuesday. Share God’s blessings…it is always the best way for a Christian to live!