Family Halloween Party

On Sunday, October 29th from 3pm to 5pm we will host a Halloween Party for children up to 4th grade. The party will be in our School Hall and feature a DJ, games, prizes for the best costumes, snacks and of course…candy! The cost is $2 per child. Please join us!

Volunteers are needed. If interested in volunteering, please see contact on the flier below.

Halloween Flyer

Ike Ndola Concert

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St, Raymond Church will host a Concert featuring Ike Ndola on Saturday, October 7th at 7pm in our Church. The Concert takes place within a Eucharistic Holy Hour during which confessions will be available. All are welcome to join us in the Church. Following the Concert and Holy Hour there will be food trucks with delicious offerings for purchase!

Flea Market

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St. Raymond will host a Flea Market with more than 35 vendors on Saturday, October 7th from 9am until 2pm. The tables will be set up at the Vernon Road and Williams Avenue corner of the property. Please join us for this wonderful occasion of fellowship as we enjoy one another and search for good bargain!

Robert Evans – RIP

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Our parish extends its deepest condolences to Joanne Evans and Peggy Evans at the sudden loss of their son and brother – Robbie Evans. May he rest in peace.

Robbie’s Memorial Service will be at St. Raymond Church on Monday, October 9 at 4pm. There will be a repast following in the Church Hall. Burial will be private at a later date.

May God grant comfort to all who grieve and mercy to all who have died.

 

News for Sept. 11, 2017

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We hope you know how much you are loved by God! Despite all of the horror being caused by Hurricanes, acts of violence and our memories of 16 years ago – there are still so many good and wonderful things happening in the world. Why not stop – right now – and give PRAISE TO OUR GRACIOUS GOD!

Bible Study returns this week! Tuesday afternoon Bible Study starts on September 12th (1:30pm to 3pm). It is a wonderful way to prepare for the Sunday Scriptures! Wednesday Night starts Sept. 13th at 7pm with a join study with Reformation Lutheran looking at the beliefs of the Catholic and Lutheran faiths. Join us and bring a friend. Here is a flier with detailed information: St Raymond – Reformation Bible Study

This Saturday, Sept. 16th there is a College Fair at Enon’s Family Life Center sponsored by Councilwoman Parker. It runs from 11am to 2pm. Bring your high school student to gather information.

On Sunday, Sept. 17th from 1pm to 6pm you are invited to POSITIVITY IN THE PARK, an anti-bullying picnic at the Belmont Plateau (across from the Belmont Mansion). Organized by Andre Kerr, it is a chance to support our young people in a healthy atmosphere. Call 215-272-1175.

Our Junior High Youth Group (6th, 7th & 8th Grade) and our Senior High Youth Group (9th too 12th grade) kick off this week and next. Make sure your young person is connected with Richara to stay informed. Send her an email and she will provide info and add your cell phone number to her text list!

ARE YOU IN NEED OF SOME REVIVAL? Join us Monday and Tuesday – September 25th & 26th for a Revival that promises to life your spirits and challenge you in the ways of holiness. Each night begins at the Cathedral (across from the Franklin Institute on 18th Street) at 7pm. Busses will leave St. Raymond at 6pm. Call too save a seat on our busses!

Our Annual Parish Block Party will be Saturday, September 23rd from Noon to 4pm in our Parking Lot. All are welcome. No cost – although we would like to have a number so please do call and let us know you are coming. Please invite friends and family – especially those without a Church Home! There will be something for everyone – we promise! You can RSVP to Michelle Downing.

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Ascension Thursday & More…

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Join us for Holy Mass as we celebrate the Ascention of Jesus on May 25th at 8am and 10am in the Church.  If you need an evening Mass, there is a 7pm at St. Athanasius or contact a Church near your home or work.

Please join us for our Pentecost Party on Sunday, June 4th following the 10am Mass.  It is a free event for the whole parish to gather as we celebrate the birthday of the Church.  You are welcome to bring friends and family who do not have a Church Home as well to introduce them to the wonderful world of St. Raymond.  Please contact the Parish Office to let us know you are coming (or sign up in the back of Church after Mass).

Did you get your raffle ticket for the Vacation Home in Williamsburg?  These $20 tickets are helping us raise much needed funds for our renovation of the School Hall this summer. Please but your tickets after Mass and please help sell tickets as well (contact Michelle in the Parish Office).

Who will you bring to Mass this weekend?  God needs YOU to share your faith and be a bridge for others to come to know His saving love.  If you are not inviting others, who is?

April 27th News

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Happy Easter!  We continue to rejoice in the Glory of the Resurrection of Jesus.  May we come to the faith that St. Thomas came to and also cry out…My Lord and My God!

Did you read the BULLETIN from last week?  Stay informed on your parish!

This weekend at the 5pm and 10am we will offer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  If you are dealing with chronic illness or disease and would like to receive this Sacrament of God’s Love, please contact Arleen Daniels in the Parish Office (you can also call 215-549-3760).

Our School Students will honor the Mother of God this Monday, May 1st at 7pm with our Annual May Devotion and Crowning.  This year’s celebration will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Revelation of Mary at Fatima, Portugal.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY BEGINS AGAIN THIS WEEK ON MAY 3RD! Join us for a seven week series called “Who am I to Judge?” exploring insights from the Bible, Philosophy and our Catholic Faith on how to “handle” moral issues in today’s world.

Are you ready for a little (or a lot) REBIRTH AND RENEWAL? Please join our Discovering Christ Course on Monday Nights at 6:30pm starting May 8th! No cost (just an open heart). You will be so happy you made this choice! Call the Parish Office for more information.  WATCH THIS VIDEO as you make your decision!

Share the gift of life by donating blood!  St. Raymond will sponsor a Blood Drive on May 10th from 2:30pm to 7:30pm in the School Hall.  Please sign up after Mass or REGISTER ON LINE by searching by our Zip Code (19150) and then go to May 10th.  Thank you for helping our sisters and brothers in need!

GOD IS CALLING YOU TO SHARE HIS GOOD NEWS! As Catholics we often want to share our faith but simply do not know how to do it. Join us on Friday, May 12th (7pm to 9:30pm) and Saturday, May 13th (9am to 4:30pm) at St. Raymond Church for The New Evangelization Summit. The Summit will be live streamed to our location from Ottawa, Canada featuring a great variety of speakers including Bishop Robert Barron. The day will include inspiring talks, opportunities to share your learning and experiences with others and become better equipped to share the Good News of Jesus! The cost of the day is $45 that includes snacks, breakfast and lunch (members of our parish will receive a scholarship). To register or find out more contact Richara in the Parish Office (215-549- 3760). JOIN US!!!

Have you considered setting up Electonic Giving as a way of supporting our Parish?  It is easy…GET STARTED HERE!

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March 29th News

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Praised be Jesus Christ who so willingly died to set us free?  Have you spoken with Jesus today yet?  He really wants to be a part of your day.  Take a minute (right now) to tell Him what is happening in your life…

Did you see last week’s bulletin?

Father Chris will be celebrating Mass at Channel 6 on City Line Avenue this Saturday, April 1st (no foolin‘) at Noon and 2pm.  He is in need of an “audience” for the masses which air early in the morning for those unable to get out to mass.  Would you like to join him for this experience?  Call the Parish Office for more information (rides are available).

Dd you know that St. Raymond offers Electronic Giving?  This wonderful features allows you to make your regular contribution to St. Raymond without ever having to write a check or bring an envelope (although some still use their envelope and mark the “I gave electronically” line on the front).  Want to learn more…visit HERE.

Want to help renovate our School Hall?  This summer we plan to have a complete makeover of our School Hall.  We need YOU to help.  Flier for Leaves on Tree

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!!!  We will be hunting for Easter Eggs at St. Raymond on Easter Sunday! We are accepting all of the candy you abandoned for Lent. Especially: Fruit Snacks, Dum Dums, Toostie Pops, Swedish Fish, Chocolate Mini Eggs, Starbursts. Small individual packets greatly appreciated. Bring to Parish Office or leave at Info Desk in the back of Church.

Holy Week Schedule

  • Confession: Palm Sunday (12:30pm until 3pm) & Tuesday Confessions (April 11th 6pm to 8pm)
  • Holy Thursday Mass: April 13th at 7pm
  • Good Friday Service: April 14th at 3pm
  • Good Friday Fish Fry: Food available 12-6pm
  • Seven Last Words: April 14th at 7pm
  • Easter Vigil: April 14th at 7pm
  • Easter Sunday Masses at 8am and 10am.

Please mark your calendar and begin inviting someone to join us for Holy Week and Easter!

Do you know someone in need of prayer?  Join us Tuesday, April 4th at 7pm in the Chapel for our monthly Hour of Prayer, a chance to raise up our prayer needs as a community.  All are welcome to join us.

 

Parish Survey

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The snow and ice will melt and we will see the grass again one day…we promise!

Have you completed the Parish Survey? The Disciple Make Index will provide very valuable information to Father Chris and the Parish Staff. Please take 10-15 minutes and complete the survey TODAY! Friday was to be the last day but we’ve been extended until Monday.   It is essential that we gain 50 more responses to the survey…act today for the good of our parish in the years to come!