Schedules for Liturgical Ministries

Hello to all of you who commit yourselves to service. New schedules are out now! New to our site? Forgot how to check your schedule? Don’t know when you are scheduled? Check out Saint Raymond’s “Ministries” page. Here is the way to navigate to our page…

           Log on to: http://www.saintraymond.net
           At the top menu bar click on: “Our church Community”
                             Click on: “Ministries” in the drop box list; then click on:                  “Schedules for Liturgical Ministries”
           There you will find your corresponding schedule for your ministry.

Once again thank you for your continuous service to Saint Raymond Parish.

If you  or someone you know is interested in one of our Ministries to be a Lector, Eucharistic Minister or an Altar Server please see Father Chris or call the Rectory for more information at 215-549-3760.

 

 

 

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Lenten Small Groups-Week 6

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He is risen! Please enjoy our final Lenten Small Group Member Guide.  Stay tuned for future Saint Raymond small groups.  Continue to read and reflect on the Gospel each week.  God bless!  Contact Minta Brown (610-329-7256) with any comments or questions.

 

Week 6:Week 6- Member Guide

 

 

Have you downloaded our Parish App yet? There are amazing resources there for your growth as a Disciple of Christ. Please text App to 88202 to get a link to download the myParish app and then select our St. Raymond Parish after you open the app. Be sure to let the Parish Staff know what you think of it!

April News

Take a look at all of our featured events and programs for the month of April.

 

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Have you been collecting money to donate for the poor served throughout the world? Please bring these donations and place them in Blessing Boxes or bring bags of coins to Office or Sacristy.

 

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Come Join Us Holy Week April 14th–April 21st

14th-Palm Sunday, Mass @ 8am & 10am

18th-Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper @ 7pm

19th-Good Friday, Service of the Lord’s Passion @ 3pm

19th-Good Friday, Seven Last Words @ 7pm

20th-Easter Vigil, Mass @ 7pm

21st-Easter Sunday, Mass @ 8am & 10am

 

CONFESSION BEFORE EASTER

Father Chris and other priests will be available for confession after the 8am and 10am Mass (until 2pm) this Sunday. Receive His mercy (no matter how long it has been). God is here for YOU!

 

Don’t forget to check out our Parish events: Annual Fish on Good Friday from 12pm-6pm; Smooth Jazz Night  on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 7pm-11pm.

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Future Events and Dates

Community Event:

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On Friday, May 3rd there will be a “Designer Bag BINGO” to raise money for Pope John Paul II High School Uganda. The donations will be used well and will be an amazing blessing for the students who are seeking to escape the wretched cycle of poverty. The event is 6pm to 9pm at Archbishop Wood HS in Warminster and tickets are $30. Please let Teresa Lamore Redmond (215-510-6436) if you are interested as we put together a St. Raymond table for the evening.

Parish Photo Directory: We have had a good deal of growth since the last time we did it 6 years ago. Everyone who gets their pictures taken will appear in the book, receive a FREE book and a FREE 8×10 photo. We will be taking photos June 19, 20, 21 and 22. You will be hearing more about this but please mark your calendar for one of these dates.

 

 

 

Lenten Small Groups Week 5

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As Easter, approaches please continue to make use of these Small Group resources. The reflection questions can be a blessing to you and your family! Contact Minta Brown (610-329-7256) with any comments or questions.

 

Week 5: Week 5 – Member Guide

 

Have you downloaded our Parish App yet? There are amazing resources there for your growth as a Disciple of Christ. Please text App to 88202 to get a link to download the myParish app and then select our St. Raymond Parish after you open the app. Be sure to let the Parish Staff know what you think of it!

 

 

Lenten Small Groups Week 4

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Please join our Lenten Small Groups in reflecting on the Word of God this week.  As long as you are letting the Word reach a deeper place in your life…all is good!Contact Minta Brown (610-329-7256) with any questions.

 

Have you downloaded our Parish App yet? There are amazing resources there for your growth as a Disciple of Christ. Please text App to 88202 to get a link to download the myParish app and then select our St. Raymond Parish after you open the app. Be sure to let the Parish Staff know what you think of it!

Lenten Small Groups Week 3

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Our parish Lenten Small Groups are underway with God’s Word. If you were 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. The “Member Guide” can be used on your own, in discussion with a friend or in some other way. Use the guides to encounter the Word of God (from the previous week’s Sunday Mass Gospel).  Contact Minta Brown (610-329-7256) with any questions.

 

This Week: Week 3 – Member Guide

 

Have you downloaded our Parish App yet? There are amazing resources there for your growth as a Disciple of Christ. Please text App to 88202 to get a link to download the myParish app and then select our St. Raymond Parish after you open the app. Be sure to let the Parish Staff know what you think of it!

Lenten Small Groups Weeks 1 & 2

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Our parish Lenten Small Groups are underway with God’s Word. If you were 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. The “Member Guide” can be used on your own, in discussion with a friend or in some other way. Use the guides to encounter the Word of God (from the previous week’s Sunday Mass Gospel).  Contact Minta Brown (610-329-7256) with any questions.
 
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Have you downloaded our Parish App yet? There are amazing resources there for your growth as a Disciple of Christ. Please text App to 88202 to get a link to download the myParish app and then select our St. Raymond Parish after you open the app.

 

News For February 22, 2019

When was the last time you invited a friend or family member to join you for Mass at Sait Raymond?Could you do it this week? As you know, many in our families (especially those under 40) have stopped attending church for many reasons. The St. Raymond family must (1) continue to invite, (2) provide a meaningful experience of worship, (3) love and honor those who come to join us and (4) provide them authentic witness of what it means to follow Biblical Christianity in 2019. The world needs witnesses. If this parish will continue to grow and impact the community, we must grow. I need YOU to do that!

-Father Chris

Check out our webpage at saintraymond.net, us on Facebook, Twitter and our weekly bulletin for daily and weekly updates.

Alerts:

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Hisorical Fact:

Born in 1867 to former slaves on a Louisiana cotton plantation, Madam Walker rose in power to become America’s first female self-made millionaire. She did so through the creation of the Madam C.J. Walker Company. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, her company was a cosmetics manufacturer that specialized in beauty and haircare products for African American women.
Walker’s business prowess was matched only by her philanthropy and activism. She helped establish a YMCA in the black community of Indianapolis and contributed funds to the Tuskegee Institute. Upon moving to New York, she joined the NAACP, donated generously to the NAACP’s anti-lynching fund, and commissioned the first black architect in New York City to build Villa Lewaro, her home on the Hudson where great minds such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington gathered to discuss social matters important to the African American community.
By the time of her death in 1919, she was known not only as a remarkably successful African American business owner, but one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs of all time.

Saint Raymond’s School Presents:

Legacy of Pride!Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7pm in the Hall All are Welcome!afroprint

Come out to get a piece of rich History of the Tuskegee Airmen!

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Open Wide Our Hearts: the Enduring Call to Love Series:  

USCCB LISTENING SESSION ON RACISM  Monday, February 25, 2019 7:00pm. Saint Joseph Universtiy- Chapel of St. Joseph- 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131. For more information from the Office of Black Catholics please, click here.

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Highlights for Next Month save the date!

  • Ash Wednesday is on March 6th!

  • Lenten Small groups are coming This March starting on the 10th. Come to our day and evening meetings throughout the week. During 90 minutes, experience Jesus through prayer, scripture and reflection…for more details and schedules click this link- 2019 Lent Small Group Flier

  • Come! Celebrate culture at its best as the Archdiocese’s Pastorial Office of Migrants & Refugees Present the Cultural Heritage Mass at the Basilica of SS. John & Paul. 2019 Theme: “Go, Therefore and make disciples of all nations.” Where Native Americans, Asians, Africans, European, Caribbean and South American Catholics come together as a family in the Extraordinary Year of Missions! 2pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019. for more info click here

  • Parent Café March 10, 2019. Join the converstion! This month’s topic: “Hungry crowds Encounter Jesus” presented by Dr. Joselli Deans.

 

News for January 9th

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Happy New Year!

Did you get a chance to read the church bulletin from last weekend? If not, click HERE.

Looking for a way to celebrate the legacy of Rev. King on his Birthday? Here are some opportunities:

  • US Bishop’s Letter on Racism Join the St. Raymond Church Family in reading portions of the US Bishop’s recent Pastoral Letter on Racism on Rev. King’s Birthday Commemoration, January 21st from 9am until Noon at the parish. The time will include reading and study, shared conversations and hope-filled resolutions for turning ideas into actions. All are welcome
  • Community Meeting with State Rep. Chris Rabb Join our State Representative, his staff and other community organizers for brunch and an energizing conversation around transforming Philadelphia more and more into a City of true brotherly love and sisterly affection. Join us Monday, Jan. 21st starting with lunch at 12:30pm and the afternoon concluding at 2:30pm. The session will be held at St. Raymond School Hall. For information, please contact: Carla Johnson, 215-242-7300
  • Bishop Braxton Lecture Bishop Braxton from Bellville, IL will give a lecture on the issues Rev. King would be passionate about were he living today on Monday, Jan. 21st at 7pm in the Chapel of St. Joseph at St. Joseph’s University, located at 5600 City Avenue in Philadelphia. The address will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a music prelude by the Phila. Catholic Mass Choir. If you would like transportation, St. Athanasius is offering a bus for $5; call 215-548-2700. Want more info? Please contact: Fr Richard Owens 215-587-3541. Free parking is available off of 54th St. in the Hawks Landing parking garage.

We begin a new Bible Study on Wed., January 16th at 7pm in the Rectory basement. The topic will be Women in the Bible. We will look at two women each week. All are welcome to join us in person or via Live Stream.

The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive at St. Raymond – Friday, January 25th, in the Hall from 2:30pm to 7pm. Sign- up at the back of the church on Jan. 12, 13, 19 and 20. Sign-up Online.