Holiness – Week Two

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Throughout the summer there will be five Small Groups reflecting on Pope Francis’ recent letter On the Call to Holiness in Today’s WorldKnowing that not every person at St. Raymond could join a Small Group (although they secretly do want to be there), we have another way to join in for the opportunity to reflect on holiness in your life!

Download the handouts we will be using in the Small Group and prayerfully reflect on them on your own or perhaps with your spouse or a friend. There is great fruit in sharing thoughtful reflections on this call to holiness given by Jesus Christ. The parish will post the handouts for each of the seven weeks so all can be included! Here it is…

Holiness Study Guide – Week Two

Enjoy and be sure to let Minta Brown and Father Chris know your thoughts. More importantly, may the reflection lead to holiness in your life!

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Father Tolton Play at LaSalle University

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On Tuesday,September 25, 2018 the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host St. Luke’s Production of “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” at La Salle University.

Tolton: From Slave to Priest is a powerful live production based on the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first recognized African American priest. This compelling true story of courage, forgiveness, and reconciliation resonates deeply with modern American audiences. Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago, postulator for Fr. Tolton’s canonization cause, is calling Tolton a production that will “inspire a new era of peace, hope and forgiveness in America.” Tolton is a riveting multimedia drama not to be missed.

Car-pooling from St. Raymond will happen that evening (please call the Parish Office to be added to our list of those who “need a ride” or can “give a ride”). TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE BY YOU – THE PARISH DOES NOT HAVE TICKETS AVAILABLE. Please click HERE to purchase your ticket ($10 each, no handling fee – THEY ARE GOINGF FAST WITH ONLY 350 AVAILABLE IN THE THEATER).

Pope Francis on Holiness – Week One

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Throughout the summer there will be five Small Groups reflecting on Pope Francis’ recent letter On the Call to Holiness in Today’s WorldKnowing that not every person at St. Raymond could join a Small Group (although they secretly do want to be there), we have another way to join in for the opportunity to reflect on holiness in your life!

Download the handouts we will be using in the Small Group and prayerfully reflect on them on your own or perhaps with your spouse or a friend. There is great fruit in sharing thoughtful reflections on this call to holiness given by Jesus Christ. The parish will post the handouts for each of the seven weeks so all can be included! Here it is…

Holiness Week One

Enjoy and be sure to let Minta Brown and Father Chris know your thoughts. More importantly, may the reflection lead to holiness in your life!

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World Refugee Sunday

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On Sunday, June 17th (Father’s Day), St Raymond will host sisters and brothers from across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for a celebration of World Refugee Sunday. In addition to the 8 individuals we have hosted as a parish, we will be joined by some of the almost 50 refugees from Congo, Ivory Coast, Butan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Eritrea. We will celebrate God’s call to welcome the refugee at our 10am Mass and there will be a “Welcome to Philadelphia” reception to follow.

In our spirit of hospitality, all are asked to bring a gift for our refugee families: fruit, paper products (paper towels or toilet paper), cleaning supplies, laundry detergent or non-perishable foods (rice, pasta, tuna) which will processed up the aisle during the offertory procession.

If you have questions, please contact our parish office at 215-549-3760.

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Getting the House Ready

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As we make final preparations for the house where the Ingabire Family will be living starting next Tuesday night.  Many hands are at works but we need some help with supplies. Ideally, these will be dropped off at St Raymond Church Office on Thursday or Friday of this week (9am to 5pm) or brought to the Church Saturday evening (5pm Mass) or Sunday Morning (7:30am to NOON).

Please consult the list provided here so that we are getting what needs to be gotten!

God will reward your goodness!