News for Nov. 1st


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.



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.



News for September 19th

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Fall will be here soon…God promises!

Our Annual Block Party will be this Saturday, September 22nd from Noon until 4pm in our parking lot. Join us for free food, dancing, Father Chris in the dunk tank ($1 for 4 balls; proceeds benefit Guiding Star Pregnancy Home) and a chance to enjoy your Church Family. These have been very difficult weeks to be a Catholic – let us take time and remind ourselves what it means to be a part of the Body of Christ and live in harmony with one another. Please invite your friends and family to join us as well. Let us know you are coming by calling our office (215-549-3760) or sending an email to Michelle Downing.

Have you ever read the Letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament? The book was written as a source of encouragement for Christians going through a time of difficulty. Sound familiar? Join us for six consecutive Wednesdays starting next week – September 26th at 7pm (live in the Rectory Basement or on Live Stream), You will be nourished! No cost. We can even provide the Bibles!

On October 1st and 2nd at 7pm our Church will be FILLED with folks who want to give praise to God! Join us for our 2018 REVIVAL featuring the Philadelphia Catholic Mass Choir. No cost. No need to reserve your seat but you will not want to miss these two night of learning about and experiencing the Praise of God!

As we look forward to the Fall, why not join us on Sunday, October 14th for a day trip to Linvilla Orchards. You are never too old to enjoy a trip to the pumpkin patch! Join us…with or without the kids! Linvilla Orchards Trip (flier with details).

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