There is a small group of guys called ‘The Men’s Prayer Group’ which meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, in the parish hall. We meet at 7:30 am, have a small breakfast together, pray the morning office using the Magnificat and then read the scriptures for the following Sunday and discuss them and how those scriptures fit our own lives. We are done by 9 am so those who want can go to Mass. For more information contact Dave Wilson at email@example.com. or call 703-455-1847.
If you are interested in cooking, serving or delivering food (by driving) please contact Maria Sanchez O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or (571) 259-7379 (c).
The menu will be Mexican style Tacos and all the trimmings (salsa, sour cream, n some guacamole), including rice and refried beans! Recipes will be posted soon.
Vision: To uphold the dignity of every dinner guest at Christ House in Alexandria when St. Raymond’s hosts a dinner every 5th Friday.
Mission: To help grow a culture of justice and charity in today’s world through prayer, fellowship, and service to our neighbor.
Shared Virtues: Justice and Love
Patron Saints: Mary, Help of Christians, St. Joseph, St. Raymond of Peñafort, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. John Bosco
Dedicated to: Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis
Saint Raymond’s offers classes on the teachings of the Catholic Church on Monday evenings 7:30 to 9 pm in the Maurer Room on the left side of the rectory from April 13th-August 24th, 2015. The program is designed to prepare 1) adult baptized non-Catholics to enter the Catholic Church, and 2) adult Catholics seeking First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation. Anyone who desires a better understanding of Catholic teachings and practices is welcomed. No registration is required. The standard RCIA program will be offered beginning in September 2015. If you have any questions call Bob or Bev Ward at 703-644-5873 or email at email@example.com.
There will be a rehearsal for Candidates and Sponsors on Tuesday, May 12th. If you have any questions, please contact the Religious Education Office at 703-440-0538.
There will be a rehearsal for this event on Thursday, April 30th. If you have any questions, please contact the Religious Education Office at 703-440-0538.
The Knights of Columbus are hosting an Italian Dinner in the Parish Hall
Saturday, 25 April beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are on sale in the Narthex after this weekend’s Masses. For more information or if you would like to assist with this wonderful evening, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Senior Luncheon is this Saturday, April 11th from 12-2pm. All Seniors are welcome and bring a friend. Please RSVP. For more information, contact the Parish Office at 703-440-0535.
Our church parking lot is not large enough to accommodate all parishioners and their guests. Limited street parking is available, but can cause concern for our neighbors. One option available to you involves parking in the commuter lot at Gambrill Road and Fairfax County Parkway, where you can take advantage of carpooling. Please consider this during Holy Week. The Fairfax County Police will be monitoring the yellow striped “No Parking” zones in the parking lot. and tickets will be issued if violations occur. Please be considerate of our neighbors and do not park where you may block driveways. Infractions will be ticketed and may possibly mean towing as well.
Please note: there are no confessions during Holy Thursday and Easter Sunday. For a complete schedule go to our complete Holy Week Mass and Confession Schedule at http://straymonds.org/sacraments/mass-confession-and-exposition-times/