Small Groups – Week One

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Thy Word is Light unto my feet.

 

Our parish Small Groups have begun the journey with God’s Word. If you are not able to join an actual small group experience, we still want you to experience the beauty of spending time reflecting on the Word of God. Use this handout to encounter the Word of God (from the previous week’s Sunday Mass Gospel):

Week 1 – Member Guide

May God bless you in great abundance! If you choose to join a Small Group (they meet at different places and times throughout the week), please contact Minta.

We Need an Office Manager

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After six years of faithful and exceptionally generous service, Michelle Downing has chosen to move to a new position outside of Saint Raymond. We pray that God bless her in her time of transition and continue to use her for great things.

We have begin the search for someone to succeed her in this position. If you, or someone you know, would be a good candidate for this position, please follow the instructions on the job description.

May God raise up a good and worthy disciple of Christ for this crucial role in our parish.

Office Manager Position

News for Nov. 1st

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Happy All Saints Day! We will celebrate Mass at 8am (Church) and 7pm (Chapel). Let us continue to strive to become saints in glory!

All Souls Day in Friday, Nov 2nd. We will have Mass at 8am in the Chapel. This weekend we will pray for all of the dead as well. Lord, have mercy!

In response to tragic murders at the Pittsburg Synagogue last Saturday, we are invited to join some of our Jewish sisters and brothers in prayer for their Sabbath. More information on this flier: Temple Prayer

We have some spots on the bus to Baltimore to offer prayerful witness at the meeting of the US Bishops during this wretched time in the Church. The trip is now Tuesday, Mov. 13th (it had been the 14th). Please contact Fr. Chris if you are interested. Details are here: Bus Trip to MD Flier

Please pray for our Sunday Bass player Forrest Setzer who is in the hospital with a very serious health condition (there is a growth in his chest that is impacting his breathing and more).  He is a talented young man and is a great blessing to our Church; may God restore him to fullness of health.

News for October 9th

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Praise God for the glory of creation. Make time in the upcoming season to enjoy the gift of creation.

Did you miss our REVIVAL last week? Why not watch on Live Stream?

Please join us on Wednesdays for our Bible Study on the Letter to the Hebrews? Live or on Live Stream at 7pm.

Once again, we have the privilege of showing St. Raymond-style hospitality to the guests of Interfaith Hospitality Network during the week Oct. 14.   IHN offers assistance to families who are currently in the state of crisis and provides services that assist them in transitioning into a more stable lifestyle. Volunteers are needed to prepare meals and to act as dinner hosts but especially as overnight hosts. Donations of desserts and beverages are also needed.  Please contact Team Leader Jenn Crescina or call 267-987-1797.

The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive at St. Raymond on Tuesday, October 16th from 2:30pm – 7:30pm in the Hall.  Appointments are preferred.  You can sign up after the 10am Mass today Oct. 13th &14th.  Or you can sign up at The Red Cross enter sponsor code: St. Raymond.  Save a life…really!

Clearing out unwanted items? On Saturday October 20th we will host a household goods and clothing drive to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.    Household items such as: games & toys, kitchenware, small appliances (under 50 lbs.), books, CD’s/DVD’s & toys.   All items must be in good usable condition. Unfortunately, furniture, large appliances, TV’s or computer monitors cannot be accepted.  The GreenDrop truck will be in the church parking lot from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to receive your donations. For a full list of acceptable items visit their site HERE

The Catholic Mass Choir will join other Choirs again this year for the Kimmel Center’s Soulful Christmas on Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm. Tickets are $40 and include transportation from St. Raymond. We have 80 tickets and they will sell very quickly. The bus will depart at 5:30pm from St. Raymond School parking lot (we will gather in School Hall).  Contact Michelle at the Parish Office at 215-549-3760 for information. To purchase your ticket, please drop off cash or check with your name and phone number to the Parish Office.

Revival

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On Monday, October 1st and Tuesday, October 2nd our Parish will host a REVIVAL in our Church. Each night begins at 7pm and will conclude close to 8:30pm. Child care will be available both nights.

Our reflections each night are based on the Seven Hebrew words for Praise. In addition to the reflections, there will be opportunities to experience the praise of God (perhaps for the first time or in a new way). Please join us live or on live steam.

Questions? Contact our Parish Office at 215-549-3760.