Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sacrament of Confirmation. This Thursday evening, May 25, Archbishop Timothy Broglio (Archdiocese for the Military Services) will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to our 8th graders and a few others. Congratulations to them all! The sacrament, however is not a “graduation.” Rather, it is the beginning of a new stage in the Christian life, as they receive the strengthening of the fullness of the Holy Spirit, along with His seven-fold gifts, to participate more fully in the Church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Many people are confused about this sacrament. The key, it seems … Continue reading

Fifth Sunday of Easter

MOTHER’S DAY. Of course, today is Mother’s Day. While this is a secular holiday, how can Catholics not enthusiastically join in the celebration? After all, who celebrates motherhood with more joy and reverence than the Catholic Church? Who else sees motherhood as a uniquely holy and dignified vocation, and mothers as specially lifted up by God himself for our respect, honor and love? Of course, all human beings have a natural inclination toward a deep affection for their own mothers. But in spite of this, western culture has gradually been subtly degrading the dignity of motherhood and mothers, discouraging motherhood … Continue reading

Adult Bible Study

Please note, the Adult Bible Study group will break for the summer after next week’s class.  If you are interested in participating, they will resume classes in September.

Fourth Sunday Of Easter

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION. Congratulations to all the children who received First Holy Communion yesterday! May the Lord Jesus bless you and keep you in His care, especially through the Holy Eucharist, all the days of your life.   MONTH OF MARY. Since the Church sets May aside as a month of particular devotion to the Blessed Mother, we begin this month with the traditional “Crowning of the Blessed Mother,” or “May Crowning.” Please join us and many of our First Holy Communicants for this short richly symbolic ceremony immediately following the 12:15 Mass. If you go to another Mass, come … Continue reading

What We Believe And Why We Believe it.

The last of the Sunday evening classes at St. Raymond’s is this Sunday, May 7th.  The topic is “Who Am I to Judge? A discussion of eloping others understand that the moral life is not relative.” Class is in the narthex of the church from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Hope to see you there! No RSVP necessary.

Third Sunday Of Easter

Post-Lent: Rest, Catch-Up, and More. Lent and Easter are a very busy time for all of us, but especially for priests. Unfortunately, with all the attention given to the special activities of Lent and the Triduum, some things of ordinary “business” get postponed or overlooked by the priest and parish staff. That is especially the case this year, with the reshuffling of our offices at the beginning of Lent, and then Cardinal Burke’s visit in March.   Because of this, I, for one, am playing catch up, going back and discovering all the things I didn’t do during Lent. At … Continue reading

Modified Weekday Mass Schedule

MODIFIED  Weekday Mass Schedule April 24th – May 5th   St. Raymond’s will be following a  Modified WEEKDAY Mass Schedule   Monday, April 24th through April 28th   Monday, April 24th – 8am Mass ONLY   Tuesday, April 25th – 6:30am Mass ONLY   Wednesday, April 26th – 8am Mass and 7pm Mass   Thursday, April 27th – 6:30am Mass ONLY   Friday, April 28th – 8am Mass ONLY   Monday, May 1st through May 5th   Monday, May 1st – 8am Mass ONLY   Tuesday, May 2nd – 6:30am Mass ONLY   Wednesday, May 3rd – 8am Mass and 7pm Mass   Thursday, May 4th – 6:30am … Continue reading

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere! Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! He is risen! He is risen indeed! What a glorious day—the Lord has risen from the dead, conquering sin and death, and has crushed the head of the ancient serpent. Alleluia! The world has been redeemed, salvation has been won for all mankind—if only we will accept this infinitely generous gift of Our Risen Lord Jesus. Thanks to all who worked so hard to help make this such a blessed Lent, Holy Week, Triduum and Easter Sunday. And remember, today is just the beginning of this new Season of Easter, as we … Continue reading