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Good News for April 15th

Last weekend we celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday. Want to worship with us? Click HERE to experience the homily or listen to music. Did you read last week's BULLETIN? How about joining Father Chris in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Please plan to worship with us this weekend on Saturday at 5 pm or Sunday at 8 am or 10 am. Worshipping in person is safe for you, please be with us! You are welcome to worship from the front lawn at the 10 am Mass.

Throughout the Easter Season Catholics are encouraged to pray the Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven) at 6 am, Noon, and 6 pm in place of the Angelus. Please adopt this practice:

Queen of Heaven V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia. V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia. R. Pray for us to God, alleluia. V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please make time to continue the reflections on the life of Saint Joseph and what he can teach us as we live our Christian Faith in 2021. This week's reflection is from Sean Bradley who is a Senior at LaSalle High School. May it be a blessing for you and those with whom it is shared!

Are you praying for our young disciples? They need the prayers of our entire Church Family…not just their parents and grandparents. Let’s cover them in prayer as they persevere in a difficult school year (and their parents as well). Please continue to share these CHILDREN’S LITURGY reflections with our young disciples so that they are formed in the ways of Christ! Please share THIS VIDEO TEACHING FROM RICHARA and please download the worksheet as well.

While we have only started the Spring Season, it is also time to plan for the summer. If you have children or grandchildren who need some wonderful engagement in a safe environment this summer we need to hear from you as our staff makes plans. We hope to have a three-week Summer Camp option as well as an opportunity for a babysitting co-op to keep children safe without costing too much for parents. In order to help us plan, please complete the interest form for SUMMER DAYS AT SAINT RAYMOND as well as the interest form for BABYSITTING CO-OP AT SAINT RAYMOND. Thank you!

We have received confirmation that Jefferson University will be offering a COVID Vaccine to Philadelphia Residents who are eligible (1A and 1B at this time) on a Friday at the end of April or in early May. This will take place in our School Hall. Please complete the INTEREST FORM and you will be contacted by Jefferson directly to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to share this with others who live in Philadelphia, meet eligibility, and are interested in receiving the vaccine.

On May 15th and 16th, we will have our Annual May Devotion in honor of the Mother of God at all Masses. This year, we invite all girls ages 3 to 10 to join in the May Procession and honor Mary. The girls will wear a white dress and present a flower to our image of Mary. In addition, that weekend we will offer the Anointing of the Sick at all masses to parishioners who desire this sacrament of the Church. Next week, we will offer sign-up forms for both opportunities.

We will return to our study of St. John's Gospel from 7 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, May 5th (and continue through June 9). You can join on ZOOM or in person in the Rectory Basement. More details to come next week but please plan to join us and invite a friend to be blessed by the Word of God!

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