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Good News For July 20th

Last year, Pope Francis instituted the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The feast day occurs on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the feast day of Saints Joachim and Ann, the grandparents of Jesus. Pope Francis said, “the Holy Spirit even today stirs up thoughts and words of wisdom in the elderly.” The voice of the elderly “is precious,” he said, “because it sings the praises of God and preserves the roots of the peoples.”

The elderly, he continued, “remind us that old age is a gift and that grandparents are the link between the different generations, to pass on to the young the experience of life.” Often, grandparents can be asked to assist in parenting their children. Other times, they are forgotten and go through trials in life very quietly. Grandparents play so many countless and important roles. We know that Grandparents imitate Jesus in their roles of service, suffering, and redemption.

This weekend, we will bless our Grandparents at all of our weekend Masses. Please make time to let your grandparents know how much you love them.

Fr. Jeff

Fiat Days Retreat: For High School Girls

Sr. Florence Enechukwi from the Office for Cultural Ministries is inviting High School Girls of the Archdiocese to attend a retreat based on the theme “Fiat (Living Your Yes Like Mary).”

Date: August 26th-28th

Thank you for the feedback on The Wild Goose life group series. It is a multi-part video series that invites viewers to a new encounter, or a renewed encounter, with the Holy Spirit.

There are now two-weekday options: 1 pm Wednesdays and 1 pm Thursdays. Please note that 7 pm Wednesdays have been rescheduled to 1 pm Thursdays for better accommodations. The dates for 1 pm Wednesdays are July 20th - August 25th. The dates for 1 pm Thursday are July 21st - August 25th. There will not be a 7 pm Wednesday group. All meetings occur in the Church Basement. Please contact Minta Brown (610-329-7256) or Arleen Daniels (215-549-3760) for more information or to sign up. Pre-registration is requested.

Friday July 22, 2022 is the Feast Day of Saint Mary Magdalene.

Mary Magdalene, sometimes called Mary of Magdala, or simply the Magdalene or the Madeleine, was a woman who, according to the four canonical gospels, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers and was a witness to his crucifixion and resurrection. According to the gospels of Mark 16:9–10 and John 20:14–17, Mary was the first person to see the resurrected Christ.

YOUR SKILLS ARE NEEDED! Please see below for opportunities to help at St Raymond:

Repast Ministry Lead - Facilitate catered meals being served to family and guests after a funeral (either immediately following, or upon return from the cemetery).Also, provide guidance and support to other team members. The only requirement is good organizational skills and the spirit of mercy and kindness.

Livestream Technician & Slides (Digital Team) - Share the 10am Mass experience online via LiveStream at our Video Booth. The Technician sets up the media for live broadcasting. Step-by-step procedures will be provided. Basic computer skills are required.

Slides are needed for 5pm, 8am & 10am Mass. There will be a Sign-Up sheet in the back of each Mass. Brief training will be provided.

1 Peter 4:10 - As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

Catholic Women’s Conference 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9am - 4:30 pm

Join Catholic women from the greater Philadelphia area for a day of fun, friendship, faith formation, and prayer at the Catholic Women’s Conference. The 2022 theme is “Be Not Afraid: Finding Your Freedom in Christ, “ in which together we will discover the healing and freedom of heart that Jesus Christ desires to give each of us. There is no charge for the event, thanks to the generosity of the Martin de Porres Foundation. Additional information to follow. Early sellout is expected. To register, contact Arleen Daniels 215-549-3760.

Please try to stay cool during the summer heat. Remember to check in with your neighbors, family, and friends. If there is anything that we can do for you, please let us know. Have a blessed summer!

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