Hot Topics #2: Faith & Politics

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On Wednesday, September 11th we pause to remember the tragic events on 19 years ago and reflect on the role of faith in politics in our nation. Are “thoughts and prayers” enough? Are we called to more? YES INDEED – we are called to put our faith INTO ACTION!

Watch Father Chris’ Video Teaching.

Follow along here: Handout

May God bring to completion the good work He has begun in us!

Hot Topics #1: End of Life Issues

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On Wednesday, September 4th we launched our 5-week series of HOT TOPICS by discussing End of Life Issues (assisted suicide, living wills, medical proxies, feeding tubes, etc.). These are issues many of us will face in our lives as we face our own mortality of walk the journey with a loved one.

Watch Father Chris facilitate the conversation HERE.

The videos that were used can be found on You Tube HERE and HERE.

Follow along using: Hot Topics- End of Life Issues Handout

Additional reading and resources are below:

The National Catholic Bio-Ethics Center
Learning to Accept Suffering through Prayer

Father Tad (Harvard Neuro-Scientist) on End of Life/Assisted Suicide

Next week’s topic, as we remember the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, will be “Are thoughts are prayers enough? How do Catholics engage in the political conversation and activity of our nation?” Join us live in the Rectory Basement of on Live Stream at 7pm.

 

Help Naomi Move In

rest 2Naomi and her sons David and James arrived at Saint Raymond about 10 weeks ago. They fled Sierre Leone in Africa because the life of David, who was born with albinism, was constantly threatened. Since arriving at St. Raymond she has gotten all of her documents secured, opened a bank account, set a budget, enrolled David in Kindergarten at Edmonds Elementary and James in Day Care and started job training. Her heart is set on becoming a CNA and we hope that happens soon!

On September 15th she will move into an apartment on Providence Avenue. We need help in setting up the apartment. Ideally, things should be new. We will accept used items if they are in excellent condition. Please see the NEED LIST and decide what you can purchase. Items can be brought to the Parish Office or Church (weekends) or send via Amazon or another source to 1350 E Vernon Rd Phila PA 19150. Please mark all packages ATTN: NAOMI.

We could use a bit more help with painting on Sunday (1pm to 6pm) as well. Give Father Chris a call at 215-549-3760.

God bless your kindness!

HOT TOPICS – Week One

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Our Wednesday Night Bible Study will begin again with HOT TOPICS each week at 7pm! Please join us live (in rectory basement) or via Live Stream! We start this week – Wednesday, Sept. 4th: “I Don’t Want to Suffer Like That” (End of Life Issues and Living Wills). Sept 11th: Is “Sending Thoughts and Prayers” Enough? (What is the role of Christians in politics?). Sept 18th: A Christian Response to the Transgender Identity Movement. Sept 25th: “It Doesn’t Hurt Anybody” (A Christian Perspective on the Legalization of Drugs and the Drug Culture). Oct. 2: Is Homosexuality the new Civil Right?

Join us live or on line – please bring your questions each week so we can all learn together! Questions? Call the Parish Office at 215-549-3760. All are welcome.

ACT TODAY – Photo Directory

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Be included in the Saint Raymond Photo Directory – Online Scheduling Available! To schedule your photography appointment online (for Tuesday, August 27th & Wednesday, August 28th), simply go to www.ucdir.com, click on “Scheduling Click Here” on the right side, enter pa850 in the Church Code field and enter photos the Church Password field. Follow the prompts to schedule your family’s appointment time. If you have 6 or more in your family please use 2 consecutive time slots. The online scheduling option is only available Monday through Friday. Appointments fill up quickly, so schedule as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and time. Everyone who gets their pictures taken will appear in the book, receive a FREE book and a FREE 8×10 photo. Questions? Call Yoline at 215-549-3760.

Parish Photo Directory – Part 2

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You have another chance to get your picture taken for the Parish Photo Directory – Father Chris really, really wants YOU to be included so we can all know your name!

Be included in the Saint Raymond Photo Directory – Online Scheduling Available! To schedule your photography appointment online (for the afternoons and evening of Tuesday, August 27th & Wednesday, August 28th), simply go to www.ucdir.com, click on “Scheduling Click Here” on the right side, enter pa850 in the Church Code field and enter photos the Church Password field. Follow the prompts to schedule your family’s appointment time. If you have 6 or more in your family please use 2 consecutive time slots. The online scheduling option is only available Monday through Friday. Appointments are filling up quickly, so schedule as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and time. Everyone who gets their pictures taken will appear in the book, receive a FREE book and a FREE 8×10 photo. Questions? Call Yoline at 215-549-3760.

PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY

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Since all of our days in June were filled, we have added two more days to get your photo taken for the Parish Photo Directory. Sign up for August 27th or 28th TODAY!

Be included in the Saint Raymond Photo Directory – Online Scheduling Available! To schedule your photography appointment online (for Tuesday, August 27th & Wednesday, August 28th), simply go to www.ucdir.com, click on “Scheduling Click Here” on the right side, enter pa850 in the Church Code field and enter ­­­­photos the Church Password field.  Follow the prompts to schedule your family’s appointment time. If you have 6 or more in your family please use 2 consecutive time slots. The online scheduling option is only available Monday through Friday. Appointments fill up quickly, so schedule as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and time. Everyone who gets their pictures taken will appear in the book, receive a FREE book and a FREE 8×10 photo. Questions? Call Yoline at 215-549-3760.

Church Photo Directory

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Be included in the Saint Raymond Photo Directory – Online Scheduling Available! To schedule your photography appointment online (for June 19, 20 or 21), simply go to www.ucdir.com click on “Scheduling Click Here” on the right side, enter pa850 in the Church Code field and enter photos in the Church Password field. Follow the prompts to schedule your family’s appointment time. If you have 6 or more in your family please use 2 consecutive time slots. The online scheduling option is only available Monday through Friday. We have about 20 appointments remaining, so schedule TODAY to secure your preferred date and time. Everyone who gets their pictures taken will appear in the book, receive a FREE book and a FREE 8×10 photo. Questions? Call Yoline at 215-549-3760.

Belief Statements – Week One

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Watch Father Chris’ HOMILY and reflect on his exhortation on these belief statements:

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church, founded by Christ during His time on earth, fully subsisting today as the Catholic Church.

We believe everything contained in the Word of God, whether written or handed down in Tradition, which the Church, either by a solemn judgement or by the ordinary and universal Magisterium, sets forth to be believed as divinely revealed.

In addition to the homily each weekend, you are invited to a “Belief Statement Q&A with Father Chris” on Mondays from 6:30pm to 7pm. You can join over the phone (call 1-857-232-0158, Enter Code 336656) or via Facebook Live (it will be on the parish’s page which is St. Raymond of Penafort of Philadelphia, PA). You are welcome to submit questions on the Facebook Page, by calling the Parish Office (215-549-3760) and leaving a message with Yoline or by emailing frchriswalsh@gmail.com.  We want these Q&A sessions to allow you the chance to grow in understanding our beliefs as a Church Family and how these beliefs impact our lives!

Parish Photo Directory

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Ever wonder the name of the person sitting in the pew in front of you? Hear a name mentioned but can’t place a face? Help us end that problem!

Be included in the NEW Saint Raymond Photo Directory – Online Scheduling Available! To schedule your photography appointment online (for June 19, 20 or 21), simply go to www.ucdir.com, click on “Scheduling Click Here” on the right side, enter pa850 in the Church Code field and enter ­­­­photos the Church Password field.  Follow the prompts to schedule your family’s appointment time. If you have 6 or more in your family please use 2 consecutive time slots. The online scheduling option is only available Monday through Friday. You can also sign up Saturday and Sunday after Masses for th enext two weekends. Appointments fill up quickly, so schedule as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and time. Everyone who gets their pictures taken will appear in the book, receive a FREE book and a FREE 8×10 photo. Questions or need help signing up? Call Yoline at 215-549-3760.