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Good News for December 23rd

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

The photo above was taken as our 8th Grade Students led a Christmas Play at the Archbishop's Christmas Party on Monday. Santa visiting the Nativity is always a reminder of setting WORSHIP as a PRIORITY, especially at Christmas. We will have a 7 pm Mass on Christmas Eve and a 9 am Mass on Christmas. Both Masses will be live-streamed on YouTube but nothing compares to being there in person! Looking for Mass at a different time, please check other Church's schedules. Want a Midnight Mass? Perhaps visit our Cathedral for that beautiful experience. Let's KEEP MASS IN CHRISTMAS and be sure to worship with us on Sunday, December 26th at 8 am or 10 am (no Saturday 5 pm on Christmas Day).



NEED INFORMATION ON COVID TESTING AND COVID VACCINES? There will not be COVID Vaccines on Dec. 24th; No Covid Testing

  • The Vatican has restricted the use of the Traditional Latin Mass? Read more...

  • We spend a lot of time eating at Christmas. Does it connect with faith at all? Read more...

  • The hurricanes in Kentucky had a huge impact on Churches. Learn more here...

  • Read more about the Archbishop's Christmas Party and the impact of our young people's presence (and see great photos). Read here...

  • Tired of Netflix and Amazon Prime? Why not feed your soul with something more? Watch some videos (even movies) on FORMED (our parish has a membership and you can create your own account). There are great videos for the little ones too!

  • Check out CatholicPhilly. You can sign up to receive a weekly email from them as well. Stay informed!

We have a new APP for our parish. Please search for St. Raymond where you get your apps. Or you can text 'straymondapp' to (833) 363-7471, for a quick way to download the app. There are many wonderful features that will be a blessing for you as you experience our Digital Campus.

Make time to visit our new outdoor Nativity Scene. The manger scene was built by Roy Kerr. The figurines came to us from Bishop McDevitt High School when it closed and were restored by Rob Brown. Praise God for the witness it brings to Vernon Road. The shepherd will be added soon and the Kings by next year!

Our Pre-K through 3rd Graders had their Christmas Show on Wednesday - it was amazing! Do not be sad you missed you - you can watch it HERE and let these dear little ones get you in the mood for Christmas!

Thank you to all who donated food, gifts, and toiletries for our Home for Christmas event. Once again, you were amazing. Things are delivered this week to the facilities and are welcomed with gratitude. If you have ideas on how things can be improved, please share the ideas with Deacon Bill at If you volunteered to help and were not contacted, we are sorry. We will try to not let that happen again. Please pray for all those facing homelessness - may God provide them with the opportunity of a new home in 2022!

Our Life Groups had a wonderful time watching Episodes 1, 2, 3 & 4 during Advent. In 2022 we will watch the remaining Episodes of Season One in larger groups on Wednesday (at 1 pm or 7 pm) on January 19, 26, and February 2, 9. Please SIGN UP so we know who to expect.

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