Good News for February 24th

When we gathered last weekend we went with Jesus into to the desert where he was tempted and ended up victorious because He has FAITH in the Father and knew the Father had FAITH in Him. Do you remember each day that God has FAITH in you, just as he did in Saint Joseph? Worship on demand. Did you see last Sunday’s Church Bulletin? Want to pray or chat (or argue or laugh) with Father Chris? Sign up for a time slot…he loves catching up with people.

We want to stay connected through text messaging and voice messaging. When we have winter weather issues and other emergencies, we want to have a variety of ways to connect with our Church Family (knowing not everyone checks emails very often). Thus, we are now using Church Cast as a way of sending text messages and voice messages. Please sign up so you can be included! So far, 70 people have signed up…can we reach 100 by next week? This means YOU need to sign up.

Father Chris wants to hear from YOU! We are building a new website and the designers would like to receive some “testimonies” (two or three sentences) on WHY YOU LOVE SAINT RAYMOND as a way to encourage others to join us! Please complete THIS WITNESS/TESTIMONY FORM to let us know your answer!

As a Federal Retail Pharmacy Partner, Rite Aid is now able to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to a select group of qualified individuals in PHILADELPHIA, including seniors Ages 75+. To better serve the members of our communities who do not have access to a computer or require personal assistance, we have established a COVID-19 vaccination scheduling hotline: COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Hotline 866-674-4659 (Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM) Rite Aid #1941 (7401 Ogontz Avenue) Next Day Appointments Only. To schedule an appointment through the hotline, qualified individuals MUST provide a valid mobile phone number and email address so Rite Aid can communicate any updates and reminders moving forward. To support our community as efficiently as possible, we encourage any qualified individuals with computer access to schedule through our online link at RITE AID VACCINES

As we move through the long season of this pandemic, we must keep our young people connected to the Good News of the Gospel. Please share this THIS VIDEO TEACHING FROM MISS PAULA and be sure to download the handout as well so our young disciples will remain in a place of grace! Download the handout for the young disciple as well…

As we continue to appreciate Black History, take a moment to watch our VIDEO OF MR. DANIEL RUDD and perhaps read more about his amazing life HERE.

Next Wednesday is the Feast of Philadelphia’s Saint Katherine Drexel. The Cathedral, where her Shrine is located, will host a Feast Day Mass on Wednesday at 12:05 (it will be live streamed). Read more HERE. Learn about Mother’s amazing life of generosity HERE.

How will Rice Bowl be a part of your Lent?

We are blessed to have more than 100 people participating in one of our 12 Small Groups for Lent. If you are not in a group, Father Chris urges you to make time to reflect on the questions the Small Groups are using to allow the Word of God to be more firmly rooted in your life. Use this handout:

Saint Joseph, Pray for Us!

Coming to Church is as safe as a trip to Wal-Mart or Aldi! Please plan which week you will return to worship and feast at the Banquet of the Lamb!