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Good News for July 21st

On July 24th & 25th, as the Church remembers the lives of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus, we will be celebrating World Day for Grandparents with the Church throughout the world! You are invited to complete a form remembering your grandparents in the back of Church this weekend. If you are unable to be with us, email your grandparent's name along with a special memory of them to and we will be sure to include your grandparents in our liturgy.

Did you read last week's BULLETIN? Have you "subscribed" to our YouTube Channel (it does not cost anything but helps us build our reach; please do so today). 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. Please continue to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to return to worship or worship with us for the first time! Our world needs people committed to prayer, worship, common beliefs, and acts of charity. Remember Father Chris' challenge for us this week: be compassionate and feel like Jesus - be turned in the gut!

We are a Church blessed with many young people! As we seek to serve their needs and help them grow as disciples, we are always seeking ways to meet their needs. As we move through this post-pandemic season, we believe it is time to GATHER IN PERSON FOR CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month (which includes this weekend)! The children will be sent out with their Catechists during the 10 am Mass and we will use an air-conditioned classroom in the Church Basement to allow for some distancing. Please spread the word ( we had a great crowd of young people this past week). If this is the first time for your child (normally ages 4 to 9) to attend Children's Liturgy of the Word, you are welcome to join them as well. God be praised! Please pray for our Catechists and children as we reengage in this wonderful ministry for the good of our young disciples!

  • CAP4KIDS has amazing resources for parents and grandparents in serving their children. Please check out their site and share with others who may have a need.

  • The great jazz singer Mary Lou Williams has amazing life of composing and performing music in the 1940s thru 1950s and beyond. While raised a Baptist, Ms. Williams converted to Catholicism and write a set of Mass Parts as a Catholic. Read her story and be inspired by the movement of God!

  • Need a new school for your child or grandchild? Perhaps you have a neighbor looking for a new school? Recommend St. Raymond School (we have a few openings for the new year).

  • St. Raymond School is in need of a PreK Teacher, a 3rd Grade Teacher. We also need a person to coordinate the After School Program (Monday to Friday, 3 pm to 6 pm) and a Part-Time Maintenance person (Monday to Friday, 2 pm to 6 pm). Interested? Want more information? Contact our Principal, Mr. Harris at or visit the IMS Employment Page

  • Office of Black Catholics has published their monthly newsletter, please make time to read it and become informed:

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  • The Archdiocese provides news on the local, national and international Church through its website CatholicPhilly. You can sign up to receive a weekly email from them as well. Stay informed!

  • There are many opportunities to develop your Catholic Faith throughout the Philadelphia area. CHECK THIS OUT!

As we have shared before, we are transitioning to a new online system for electronic giving Parish Giving has served us well, Pushpay will take us to a new level with text to give and more (and the processing fees are less). As we begin our new Fiscal Year on July 1, perhaps it is time for you to think about your sacrificial giving to St. Raymond. Please consider signing up for PushPay (and stopping other online giving accounts once that is done; if you need assistance with that do not hesitate to contact us). START HERE. If you choose to start the process from your mobile device, simply text straymond to 833-363-7471. We are most grateful for your goodness!

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