When: Monday, October 23, at 7:00 pm
Where: St. Raymond Parish Center
What to expect:
- Mother Teresa and Caring for the Sick and Dying
- Catholic Understanding of Suffering
- Catholic Principles on End-of-Life Care
- The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
- Ordinary vs. Extraordinary Care
- Durable Power of Attorney and Medical Directives
- Hospice and Palliative Care
- How To’s: Practical Ways to Comfort the Sick
- How To’s: How to Care for a Caregiver
- What Not to Do’s: Things to Avoid Saying to a Sick Person
About the Facilitators:
Christina Turn is a pediatric resident at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital of Stanford. She recently completed her medical education at the University of Florida, where she was the Community Service Chair of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Christina has long been passionate about working with patients with chronic illnesses and their families, and she particularly enjoys the joys and challenges of being a young, Catholic physician
Jesson Mata is a caregiver who worked with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India at orphanages, houses for the dying, and schools in the slums. He has managed the care of the elderly as well as those in hospice.
Dr. Christina Turn after receiving her MD.
Jesson Mata with the Masis (assistant caregivers) at the Gandhi Welfare Center in the slums of Calcutta, India where he taught Hindu and Muslim children.
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OCT. 31, VIGIL OF ALL SAINTS, AT 7:30 PM
On “All Hallows Eve,” that is, the Vigil of All Saints, we will have a candlelit evening of chanted Night Prayer, readings from the Saints, and the Litany, followed by drinks and merriment to commemorate this great feast! Please note the Vigil will follow the 6:00 pm Mass.
NOV. 2, ALL SOULS TAIZÉ, AT 7:30 PM
The feast of All Souls will be celebrated this year on Thursday, November 2. We will have a candlelit Taizé service with special readings and prayers to commemorate the dead. As is our custom, we will collect the names of those you wish to remember and place them at the altar for the month of November where they will be a constant part of our prayer as a community. On the tables by the doors of the church there are cards on which to write the names of your beloved deceased as well as envelopes should you desire to make a contribution in their memory.
(Click on the image for a video on Taize)
PARISH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
Air Conditioning for the Church—Find out how you can help on page 2 in the bulletin.
Summer Book Club– Information on page 2. New Belonging Committee—See page 2 in the bulletin for more.
Faith Formation for Special Needs Families—Read more on page 4 in the bulletin.
Summer Help Needed—Details on page 4 in the bulletin.
Together in Holiness Marriage Conference—More on page 5 in the bulletin.
Please join us at St. Raymond this Lenten Season.
Prayer, Soup, and Fellowship
This Lent bring your family to pray the Stations of the Cross, followed by a simple (but delicious) supper of soup and bread served in the Parish Hall.
Your parish priests are hosting our first soup supper on Friday, February 12th. Come join us every Friday in Lent at 6:30 p.m. in the Church to walk with Jesus and eat with friends!
If you can’t make it, we are also continuing our traditional midday Stations of the Cross at 12:10 pm each Friday.
Soup Supper Schedule
February 12th – Hosted by Parish Priests
February 19th – Hosted by the Altar Society
February 26th – Hosted by School Board & Pastoral Council
March 4th – Hosted by Society of St. Vincent de Paul
March 11th – Hosted by Legion of Mary & Confirmation Class
March 19th – Hosted by Religious Ed & Mother’s Ministry
4:30pm Nativity Play
5:15pm, 7:30pm & Midnight Mass
8:00am & 10:00am
4th Annual Fall Family Picnic
Sunday, September 13, 2015
11:00 am-2:00 pm
(Following our 10:00am Mass)
4th Sunday of the Month Pick Up Some Fresh and Local Produce at St. Raymond’s Church
Please come and pick up some delicious produce after the 10:00am Mass on the 4th Sundays of the month and enjoy some fresh vegetables grown organically and locally! The St. Francis of Assisi Guild of NanoFarms USA will be regularly selling produce after Mass every 4th Sunday of the month from 10:30-11:30am by the side entrance to our church infront of the parish center. Expect to see throughout the summer lettuce, cilantro, kale, broccoli, strawberries, carrots, tomatoes, peas, onions, and more. All produce is grown on the property of St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, and all funds go towards the St. Francis of Assisi Guild of NanoFarms USA, an worker-owned cooperative dedicated to fighting unemployment in East Palo Alto.
Young Adults- Holy Hour Happy Hour
Young adults in their 20s and 30s are encouraged join us for a Holy Hour at Nativity parish (210 Oak Grove, Menlo Park) on Tuesdays from 8pm-9pm, followed by drinks at a local pub. If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com or visit our website, Holy Hour/Happy Hour.