Outreach at Christmas

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The celebration of the Birth of Jesus is truly a time of rejoicing. Please join our parish in the following opportunities to rejoice in the gift of our Savior:

Our Evangelization Team will meet at the Rectory on Saturday, Dec. 16th at noon. We will travel to a local shopping center where we will invite others to join us for Christmas. We will be finished by 2pm. No experience needed. Please contact Richara for more information.

Our annual Home for Christmas at St. Raymond Church will happen once again on Christmas Day. We always need volunteers to assist with the set up (Friday, Dec 22nd from Noon to 6pm or Saturday, December 23rd from 9am until 4pm) or on Christmas Day itself (10am until 4pm). We are also in need of NEW toiletry items as well as all sizes of underwear, socks and gloves for men, women and children. Please deliver to the Parish Office before December 22nd. For more information, please contact Deacon Bill.

How is your Advent? Make it the best Advent Ever (even if there is only another 10 days). We will be discussing two more gifts we can give this Christmas at the 5pm, 8am and 10am Masses this weekend and next weekend (yes, you need to come to Mass on Dec. 23rd or Dec 24th as well as for Christmas). Let God into your life in a new way!

Want to help decorate our Church? Join us on Friday, December 22nd in the Church from Noon to 2pm. God will reward your goodness in serving with us! Contact Fr. Chris to let us know you will be joining us!

Our Christmas Schedule is as follows:

  • Confessions heard after Masses December 16th & 17th.
  • Christmas Eve Mass on December 24th at 7pm
  • Christmas Day Masses at 8am and 10am
  • Vigil Mass for Feast of the Holy Family on December 21st at 5pm.
  • Watch Hour on Sunday, Dec. 31st at 10pm followed by Mass at 11pm.
  • Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family on January 1st at 9am.

News for Nov. 15th

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Peace of Christ – the Good Shepherd! You know that He wants to guide you to greener pastures this week – right?

Did you read last Sunday’s bulletin? If you missed Mass for some reason (or want to listen to music or the homily again, click HERE).

Thanksgiving is next week. Please join us for Mass at 9am in the Church. In addition, we always need items for the food baskets we give away as we share our blessings with others. Please bring your non-perishable donations (canned veggies, mac-n-cheese boxes,  boxed stuffing, gravy, etc.) to the Rectory or Church by Monday, Nov, 20th. God is praised through your goodness!

Did you know that November is Black Catholic History Month? Learn more!

Do you have a middle school or high school student in your home? Would you like to help them grow in their faith? Why not connect them with our Youth Minister Richara? Email her today (or call her in our office at 215-549-3760) to find out what might be next for your young person’s walk with Jesus!

Advent begins on December 3rd. Why not sign up to receive a FREE daily email to make this the best Advent ever? Visit Dynamic Catholic.

Take a few minutes and prepare for this coming Sunday because God wants to nourish you with His Word!

Let’s pray for all who are suffering in any way that they may know peace!

 

 

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

Peace!

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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