60 Hours of Adoration of the Most Holy Blessed Sacrament During USCCB Assembly


FCPS has called School o n Thursday, November 15

Please Note: this will NOT affect the 60 Hours of Adoration on Thursday, November 15th

Adoration is NOT canceled.



60 Hours  of   Adoration November 13th -15th adoration st ray

ALL Day and ALL Night Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

(except during Mass)

To sign up please click here or email office@straymonds.org.

To Pray for Our Bishops

and to beg the Lord Jesus for

 the conversion of sinful and weak bishops and priests,

and for the consolation of victims of clerical sexual abuse.

 From 7am on Tuesday, November 13th until 7pm on Thursday, November 15th


Two adorers are required Per Hour so that Our Lord will not be left alone, But You Can Come at Anytime.

We Especially Need Adorers for the NIGHT Hours.

Come spend time with Our Lord, sit or kneel quietly, and pray. Bring your Rosary, your Bible or some other good spiritual book (even and interesting biography of a saint) to read between prayers. We’ll also have some prayer books available if you want to use those. But mainly come and be with Jesus throughout the 3 days of the USCCB Assembly in Baltimore.


Please contact the Parish Office at 703-440-0535 or email office@straymonds.org for any questions.


Triduum of Masses for the Feast of All Souls November 2-4

To have your departed loved ones remembered in a Triduum of Masses for the Feast of All Souls, please complete one of the All Souls envelopes in the narthex and give to the Parish Office by November 1st. Triduum Masses will be celebrated November 2nd at 8 am, November 3rd at 9 am and November 4th at 12:15 pm. Please contact the Parish Office at 703-440-0535 if you have any questions or concerns.

Volunteers Needed

Looking for an opportunity to serve? Saint Raymond’s Christ House Committee will be hosting dinner on November 30th.

Check out our parish’s November Meal page at


Event Name: November Meal
User Password: 3333.

Point of contact is Maria Sanchez-O’Brien at christhousecommittee@straymonds.org

All are invited to Adult Bible Study

St Raymond’s offers a study of the
first five books of the Old Testament (the Pentateuch, Torah
or Law of Moses). In addition we look at how the Sacred
Scriptures serve as the foundation for Catholic doctrine and
teachings. The program is offered every Tuesday morning
from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. (except for holidays) in the Parish
Hall in the basement of the Church; and again on Tuesday
evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. in the same location. Classes
will be offered from Tuesday, Sept. 11 until Tuesday, May 14.
The series will consist of lectures and discussions led by Bob
Ward (MA in Theology with concentration on Sacred Scriptures
from Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College).
The course is also related to the Great Adventure: A Journey
Through the Bible presented by Jeff Cavins on EWTN. No
prerequisites or prior study required. All are welcome. Please
bring your Bible. For further information please call Bob Ward
at (703) 644-5873 or e-mail at biblestudy@straymonds.org.

Christ House Committee Needs Volunteers to Cook and Serve For June 29th!

Saint Raymond’s Christ House Committee is serving up Dinner for guests at Christ House in Alexandria on Friday, 30 June.

We are serving up Chicken BBQ Sandwiches with Baked Beans, Mac n Cheese, House Salad, Watermelon, and Chocolate Cake. Suggested recipes and sign-up sheets are available in the narthex and via PerfectPotluck.com. Drop off your food items at the parish hall kitchen window on Thursday (6:30a – 7 pm) or Friday (6:30a – 12 noon). You may drop off your $ donation by the Parish Office and get a tax-deductible donation form. Feel free to contact Maria Sánchez-O’Brien at pmobrisan@gmail.com or via the Committee account at ChristHouseCommittee@StRaymonds.org to sign up or if you have any questions. Thank you for helping St. Raymond’s Committee in our service mission to feed the hungry and nourish bodies and souls.

Graciously in Christ,
St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee
Maria Sánchez-O’Brien and Patrick O’Brien, Joe and Karen Adelman, Jackie Kruse, Denise Anezin, Cindy Leaf, Beth Berger, Theresa Heaney, Betsy Ryan, Pat Greco, Leslie Schratz, Craig Sweigart, Mariel Spiritosanto, and Bob and Pauline Ferguson

Volunteer Opportunity- bake Italian cookies for our upcoming Italian dinner

The upcoming Italian Dinner Night on Saturday May 12th is in need of volunteers to bake Italian Cookies as the Master Pastry Chef, Cindy Leaf, ran into a snafu and her oven is broken and it will not be repaired or replaced until after May 12th!

Please consider baking two or more dozen Italian Cookies in your home ovens OR join us in the parish kitchen on any of the following dates and times to bake in the parish kitchen: 1) Monday, 9 am-4pm
2) Tuesday, 11am-4pm 3) Wednesday, 9 am-9pm 4) other times on Thursday and/or Friday — TBD

To receive a recipe(s), please e-mail Cindy Leaf at Cleaf@cox.net (or to receive via text, call her cell at 571-215-9634) AND sign up on our perfect potluck site at https://perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=WFPH6432&v=4be8e06d27 so Cindy can keep track of the types and dozens of cookies being baked. And, thank you for your help during this Cookie Crisis!

If you choose to bake cookies at home, you may pick up your ingredients TODAY, Saturday or Sunday. Stop by the Parish Kitchen for your Recipe(s) ingredients between 3 and 6 pm TODAY, or from 2-5 pm on Saturday and 12 to 5 pm on Sunday.

Regarding delivery of baked cookies, please deliver baked, cooled, and wrapped cookies to the parish hall at the kitchen window by 12 noon on Saturday, May 12th.

Thank you for your efforts to help get the Italian Dinner Cookies baked in time for the Italian Dinner Night!

To God be all the Glory!