Join Us Sunday Evening, January 8th at 6:30 PM For A Talk by Bob Laird On “What We Believe And Why We Believe It”

Talk is designed for parents of Religious Education students and is open to anyone.  Next class is this Sunday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the Narthex of the church. Bob Laird is currently the Vice President for Program Development and Director of Higher Education Programs at the Cardinal Newman Society.  A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and a career Army officer retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Bob has for the last 20 years worked as a Catholic leader in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. He served as the long-time director of the diocese’s Office of Family … Continue reading

Thank You To All Volunteers For Christ House!

Christ House Dinner Guests Enjoyed their Christmas Dinner!  Thank You! Your Shepherd’s Pie entree was a big hit as was the Green Salad and the Apple Pie, Hot Chocolate, Cookies, and Fruit.  We served 55 guests and made 10 plates for the men living in the Transitional Housing Residence. Many folks enjoyed second helpings of Shepherds’ Pie, Green Salad, Apple Pie, and Hot Cocoa! Volunteers delivered extra food items to the Missionaries of Charity at the Queen of Peace Mission in Southeast D.C.. Mother Superior, Sister Mishie, expressed their profound gratitude of thanksgiving noting that the food donations would allow them to … Continue reading

Volunteers Needed: Christ House Dinner Hosting

12/28/16 Update:   Merry Christmas! Food, Rosary, and Christmas Cards Needs met.  Praise God! 1) Need more Toiletry Kits for Women $5.97 at Walmart (check online as various stores have different numbers in stock) 2) Need shaver packs of 6 for women, $2.87/pk at Walmart, for total of 5 or 10 packs. 3) Need same no. Shavers for Men 3) Need Feminine liners (preferably packages of 20 but we can break down any size)…….we have none.  Goal:  20/women kits (working on 30 kits) Email St Ray’s Christ House Committee at with any items you want to contribute as we … Continue reading

Advent Volunteer Opportunity!

St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee Advent Preparations   Preparing Christmas Gifts for our Christ House Dinner Guests   St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee members and 50 or so Friends of St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee have prepared for and cooked up a warm dinner in the months with a 5th Friday over the course of now almost two years.  During this Season of Advent and into the Christmas Octave the Committee invites you to put together your choice of ONE or TWO Christmas Gifts for our 70-75 dinner guests whom we will host for Christmas Dinner at Christ House in … Continue reading

Special Advent Confession Schedule

During Advent confession is available every evening begging at 6:15 pm. Please take advantage of this important sacrament.  There will be no confessions available Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.  To see entire confession schedule please click on “Worship Schedule” located on the middle right if this website.

Volunteer Opportunity!!!

Calling ALL Friends of St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee and fellow parishioners and friends of parishioners! Do you want to help our parish prepare a special dinner for guests who visit Christ House and serve Jesus in those who are hungry? SAVE THE DATE  for our parish’s next dinner at Christ House: “Christmas Dinner” on Friday, December 30, 2016 ~ Menu ~ Shepherd’s Pie (NEED a few more Pans) Christmas Garden Salad (NEED a few more Salads) Dinner Rolls (NEED 120) Apple Pie (Thank you, friends!)  Bananas and Clementines (Thank you!) Homemade Christmas Cookies (NEED 12 dozen) Herbal Tea (NEED an assortment of boxes) Lipton/Green Tea Bags (NEED … Continue reading

Please Join Us For Father De Celles’ Final Advent Series Talk This Thursday, December 15th at 7:30 PM

Please join us as our Pastor presents “Hard Questions about Grace” ……… The effect of sin on grace; inequalities of grace; grace and merit, freedom, and predestination.    The December 1st presentation is available to hear by going to Priests Tab and click on Father De Celles then click on lectures for the Advent Series.    ALL ARE WELCOME this Thursday in the Parish Hall at 7:30 pm!   Please join us!