Prayer for Texas

The St. Raymond Parish community prays in unity with the entire Christian Church. We pray for the repose of the souls of the victims of the massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. May God console us in our time of need and may we always strive to bring light to the world, especially amidst such horrific violence.

The staff at St. Raymond Parish invite and encourage you to visit our church and light a candle throughout the day. We also invite you for a prayer service tonight, November 6, 2017, from 6:00-7:00 pm. We will have a quiet, reflective time in front of the Blessed Sacrament. You may come in for a few minutes or stay for the entire Holy Hour.

Below, you will find a prayer card with various prayers and scriptural passages for your use so that you may enjoin your prayers with the entire community even if you are unable to come to church. We pray in solidarity wherever we are in the world.

Prayer Card

Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can be of help to you and your families. Contact us at liturgy@straymondmp.org.

Altar Server Training and Social

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 liturgy@straymondmp.org. We thank everyone for you and your parents for your work and dedication. 

Pope Francis celebrating Mass.

All Saints/All Souls Celebrations

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)

 

Prayers for Northern California

Fires are ravaging Northern California, destroying homes and businesses. Several people have died and many more are injured by this devastation. We have been informed that members of the parish community personally know those who have lost their homes. We pray for them and all the victims of tragic wildfires still ravaging Northern California. We offer the following prayer:

Good and loving God, stretch forth your hand to those affected by the wildfires in Northern California. We include among the many who suffer families and friends of our parishioners, those who have lost their homes and businesses, first responders and firefighters, neighbors and co-workers, and all those affected by these wildfires. Comfort those who grieve the loss of a loved one, give strength to those who are fighting the fires, console those who have lost their homes, and grant peace to those who have died. May our community gather in prayer and may we lend a hand wherever we can. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

If you have a prayer request, please send them to liturgy@straymondmp.org.