SATURDAY, DEC. 9, 9:00-11:00 AM Advent Morning of Prayer and Retreat. Join Mary Abinante for this reflective and prayerful retreat focusing on Advent.
SUNDAY, DEC. 10, 7:00 PM Young Adult Wine and Social. Join young adults (18-40) in the community for a relaxed evening of wine and fellowship.
SUNDAY, DEC. 10, 8:00 PM Advent Night Prayer The perfect end to the day: a candlelit, restful evening with the Liturgy of the Hours.
TUESDAY, DEC. 12, 7:00 PM Advent Taizé Service and Our Lady of Guadalupe Come celebrate Our Lady within the context of a candlelit evening of prayer followed by a reception.
FRIDAY, DEC. 15, 6:30 PM Advent Cooking Class with Jesson Mata. Learn some time-tested cooking tips for holiday cooking like how to make a mirepoix to enliven your most treasured dishes. Everyone is welcome, including moms and dads.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20, 7:30 PM Advent Penance Service Join the entire community plus two other parishes for an evening of reflection and confessions with meditative music.
THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 7:00 PM “Simbang Gabi” or “Night Mass” Join the Filipino community for a festive night imbued with cultural traditions and food from the Philippines
All Altar Servers are invited to a special Altar Server Training and Social on Monday, October 30, 12:00-2:00 PM at the St. Raymond Parish Center/Church. We will spend the first hour on lunch (provided) and a social activity (learn how to throw a rugby ball with Mr. Jesson Mata).
We will discuss some liturgical trivia, learn the ins and outs of the Roman Missal (the book we use for prayers at the Mass), and practice some very cool actions that date all the way back to the time of St. Dominic. To sign up or for more information contact Jesson Mata at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank everyone for you and your parents for your work and dedication.
Pope Francis celebrating Mass.
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