TEXT: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 25, 2016

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 25, 2016 Homily by Fr. John De Celles St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church Springfield, VA   I begin today by quoting from a letter written in 1984 by Pope St. John Paul II: “In a culture which tends to imprison man in the earthly life… the pastors of the Church are asked to provide a catechesis which will reveal…what come[s] after the present life: beyond the mysterious gates of death, an eternity of joy in communion with God or the punishment of separation from him. Only in this…can one realize the exact nature … Continue reading

Twenty Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Religious Ed/CCD. Last Sunday we began this year’s CCD program and we are off to a great start. Enrollment and attendance are up, but more importantly enthusiasm seems up as well. As I greeted parents, students and teachers on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday I was struck by a palpable sense of a shared appreciation of the great good we can accomplish this year, as our children draw closer to the Lord. Now, this is only the first week, but I think it bodes well for the coming year. To all involved directly in CCD, keep up that great attitude, and … Continue reading

Christ House Update

Thanks to our generous parishioners, we have met all our food  and volunteer requirements for this week’s dinner.  If you would like more information please go to the top of this website and click on Ministries and Groups then select Christ House.  

Reverend Tad Pacholczyk To Speak Again At Saint Raymond’s!

“Complicated Cases in Pregnancy and the Principle of Double Effect” is the topic of presentation.   October 8, 2016 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Mass at 9:00 a.m.   Light refreshments will be served.  There is no rsvp required and this event is free and open to the public. Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. is a priest of the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. As an undergraduate he earned degrees in philosophy, biochemistry, molecular cell biology, and chemistry, and did laboratory research on hormonal regulation of the immune response. He later earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University, where he focused … Continue reading