Ash Wednesday

img_5434-980x350Learn from the example of these young saints and get your ashes in Church next Wednesday, March 6th.

Mass with Distribution of Ashes at 8am.

Prayer Service with Distribution of Ashes at 10:30am.

Prayer Service with Distribution of Ashes at 7pm.

Call us if you have any questions….God is faithful!


Women in the Bible – Week Six

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Our final session for this series has us studying the lives of two women with great faith. The Shunammite Woman who hosted Elisha the Prophet and Susanna, whose life was saved by Daniel the Prophet.

The handout for tonight’s session: Week Six

Watch the video of Father Chris’ teaching HERE.

Have you joined a Small Group? Contact Minta Brown today!

Our next series will be on Contemporary Moral Issues and we will gather in the weeks after Easter!

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

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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!


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.


Gloria Price – RIP


Gloria Price, aged 89 years, a long time active member of St. Raymond Church, passed away on Feb. 10th after a long illness. She leaves a number of relatives to mourn her passing.

Her funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 23rd: Visitation at 9am and Mass at 10am. Her burial will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.

May God grant mercy to Gloria and remember her goodness to so many throughout her long life.