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Good News for September 29th

September 29th is the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel. Unite with them in prayer: Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy angels, pray for us. Amen.


The Women's Conference is BACK (but in a different way). Join women of faith from across the region for a day of prayer and fellowship on Saturday, October 23rd. Women will gather for a Communion Service at 8 am in Church, followed by a Light Breakfast in our School Hall. From 9 am to Noon you will watch videoed talks and have a lively conversation with other women in our School Hall and then have lunch! At 1 pm you will board a bus (or drive on your own) to The Shrine of our Lady of Czestochowa for a Holy Hour and live talk (as well as a chance to visit a great gift shop) and then return around 5 pm. Interested? Want to learn more? Contact or to reserve your spot (space is limited to 26 people on the bus; others will need to drive on their own).

  • There is an INFORMATION SESSION for men who may feel called to serve the Church as a Deacon. Our parish would be blessed by additional men stepping into this essential role of service. Could it be YOU or someone YOU know? Please share the information.

  • Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun's body was returned to the US for burial recently 70 years after he died in Korea as an Army Chaplain. His life is amazing - read about him!

  • NFL player Justin Tucker set an amazing record on Sun., Sept. 26. The 31-year-old Baltimore Ravens player set the NFL record for kicking the longest field goal ever – 66 yards! He is a devout Catholic and opera singer - LISTEN!

  • Saints of God come to our aid! The Church is beginning the cause of canonization of a couple from Rwanda who has a difficult marriage but through God's grace persevered before their death in the genocide. Learn their story!

  • 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!

  • The Archdiocese sponsors an Annual Mass celebrating the diverse African Communities that call Philadelphia home. Our parish is blessed with many members from the Mother Continent. Consider worshipping with them at the Cathedral on Sunday, October 190th at 2 pm. Learn more about the event with this flyer:

AFHM Flyer (1)
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Have you received the Sacrament of Confirmation? Something this sacrament is "missed" for various reasons. Please contact Father Chris at so you can be prepared to receive the Sacrament with others at the Cathedral this November. This is for teens, young adults, and not-so-young adults! Come Holy Spirit!

THE STUDY CONTINUES TONIGHT!!! Join us for our next Bible Study Series as we study a portion of the 150 Psalms - prayers used by our ancestors and Jesus Himself As we face all the challenges of this time, let us imitate the holy women and men of old as we are nourished by God's Word! Sessions are in-person or virtual, Wednesday evenings (Teaching from 7 pm to 8 pm and Discussion from 8 pm to 8;30 pm), September 22 to October 27. Please sign up today! LEARN HOW TO JOIN HERE

Join the conversation this Sunday (the Eagles are not playing)...let your voice be heard!

Faith without works is dead! You do not want a faith that is dead, do you? Last Friday a wonderful group from St. Raymond served lunch at Women of Hope. Have you thought about how you might serve others? The goal is two hours a week but you can start with two hours a month! Here are some possibilities:

Opportunities to Serve at St. Raymond
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Om Sunday, October 5th at 1 pm - Father Chris will "bless the pets" on the front steps of the Church. All are welcome to bring the leashed or caged critters to be blessed as we celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis who found God in all creatures...even cats!

Join the Sisters of Life on our Campus to learn how to support women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy! Registration Begins: 8:30 am Training: 9:00 am-4:00 pm at St. Raymond of Penafort School (7940 Williams Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150). Training Includes:

  • Understanding the heart of a vulnerable pregnant woman

  • Communication skills and reflective listening

  • How to use your talents at the service of life

  • Mass and Lunch included

Kindly R.S.V.P. ASAP

Looking for an easier way to make the offering of your tithe? Our parish is using PushPay which is integrated with our data system and saves the Parish Staff a great deal of time processing donations. Please text straymond to 833-363-7471 to use PushPay. Questions? Contact


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