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Good News for May 12th

Updated: May 12, 2022

Praise God for our holy ancestors - especially those who are on the path to sainthood. Did you hear that the Vatican is investigating miracles attributed to Father Tolton? Please, God, they are found credible and his cause moves forward. Please continue to seek the intercession of these venerable sisters and brothers in situations where a miracle is needed! Please bring a friend...the only way they are likely to join us is through your invitation!


NEED INFORMATION ON COVID TESTING AND COVID VACCINES? Please note that vaccines are no longer offered every Friday.

As a community of faith, we hold each other in prayer each day...

  • FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK: Msgr. O'Brien (who is recovering at his sisters), Deacon Bill, Hazel S., Patti L., Bonnie W., Dolores M., Ernestine, Ed S., Ruth H., Tom S., Charles M., Carmelo C., Deacon Ralph, for victims of recent shootings in our neighborhood; and all who are sick with COVID or struggling with mental illness

  • FOR THOSE WHO ARE GRIEVING: For Rita Bostic (who often sings at our funerals) at the passing of her husband; those grieving a loved one who died in recent days, and those who lost someone to the violence in our City. Lord, have mercy on those who have died!

  • FOR SPECIAL NEEDS: for peace in Ethiopia, Sudan & Ukraine, for the men being ordained deacons and priests in the weeks to come, for Elliot Williams (son of Kevin & Dawn) who will marry Sabrina this Saturday, and for recent college graduates as they look for work..

  • A 90-year-old Cardinal in China was arrested this week and accused of promoting democracy.

  • Leaders at Georgetown University are dealing with their past ownership of slaves and other racial offenses. Listen to an informative podcast on the topic.

  • Want to be a better listener? Here are a few ideas!

  • Someone leaked an upcoming decision from the Supreme Court on abortion. HERE ARE 12 THINGS TO KNOW.

  • Have Left Overs? Don’t toss them out! Why not package them for Caring for Friends? We are in constant need of a variety of meals for ailing seniors. The one meal that you discard can be a meal for an ailing senior living alone. Containers are located in the Sacristy. Frozen meals can be dropped off at the Rectory between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. For more info, contact Arleen at 215-549-3760.

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

THIS Sunday, May 15th at 3 pm there will be a Concert for Racial Healing at our Cathedral. It will feature choirs from various ethnic communities and a message from Archbishop Perez.

Read about the concert; try to go with a friend!

St. Cyprian Church in West Phila will host a three-night revival next week (May 16, 17 & 18) with Fr Maurice Nutt as the preacher. Each evening starts at 7 pm and on Wednesday Kenny Arrington and our Choir will lead the music (if you want to ride with Fr. Chirs, let him know).

Deb Gawthrop will host an IN-PERSON Grief Support Group at St. Luke Chapel House (2330 Fairhill Road, Glenside. The series has been a blessing for many people from St. Raymond. Call 215-624-8190 to save your place. Topics are: Myths about Grief (May 24) & Does Grief End? (June 7). Invite a friend!

Join fellow Christians from Our Lady Help of Christians (Abington) and Immaculate Conception (Jenkintown) for this wonderful opportunity to meet others and build community!

Our parish is partnering with Artcinia to bring great music to our neighborhood. Please plan to be with us for the first of three concerts in 2022 on Pentecost Sunday. Tickets are $10 and are purchased ONLINE. Limited scholarships are available, contact the Parish Office.

On Sunday, May 29th we will have lunch after the 10 am Mass in the School Hall. This is free and a chance to gather as a Church Family during the Easter Season - and celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. If you plan to join us, please call the Parish Office to reserve your place, use the clipboard in the back of the Church, or email

Sean Bradley will lead us on another nature walk with bird watching this Saturday, May 14th which is International Migratory Bird Day. Please meet us in the Church Parking Lot at 8:30 am and we will carpool to Fort Washington State Park. In addition, our friend at Mother of Consolation in Chestnut Hill invites you to a prayerful walk along the Wissahickon on Saturday, May 28, at 6:30 pm (Children and pets welcome!). The rain date is June 4. Please bring a flashlight! Meet at the Northwest Ave. entrance to Forbidden Drive (past the stables). For more information contact:

On the weekend of May 14th and 15th, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be administered on Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday, at 8:00 am and10:00 am. Parishioners are invited to be anointed who meet the following criteria: dealing with a chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, arthritis, lupus, diseases of the heart, lung & kidney, etc.) undergoing treatment for a disease/illness, or living at a very advanced age. If you qualify on the desk in the rear of the church or you must call the rectory no later than May 9th. No names will be accepted after this date. Should you have any questions please call Arleen Daniels at 215-549-3760 or email her at

Those currently in 7th to 12th Grade are welcome. Contact for more information or to let her know you are joining us!

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