Saint Raymond’s Christ House Committee To Host “Hamburger Night” For Homeless Friday, July 29th

Our April dinner was a HUGE success thanks to so many of you and your generosity.  Please mark your calendar- our next two dinners for Christ House are July 29th and September 30th.  For our next event, Friday July 29th the “Hamburger Night” recipes AND/OR to volunteer to serve dinner go to our parish Facebook and/or website OR sign up in the Narthex.  Thank you for your help in putting on a Picnic Style dinner in July!

Requiescat in Pace, Daniel H. De Celles Sr.

Dear Parishioners:

With sadness, but also with faith in our Lord’s atoning death and glorious resurrection, I write to inform you of the death of my father, Daniel Howard De Celles, Sr..

Please pray for his soul. And please pray for my family, and for me.

In Christ,

Fr. John De Celles

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.

Requiescat in pace. Amen

 

 

WAKE/VIEWING:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016,

6:00-8:00 p.m.,

Murphy’s Funeral Home,

1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Daniel-DeCelles&lc=1144&pid=180032831&mid=6935438

 

FUNERAL MASS:

Thursday, May 26, 2016,

11:00 a.m.,

St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church,

8750 Pohick Road, Springfield, VA

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:

Saint Dominic’s Monastery

2636 Monastery Road

Linden, VA 22642

http://www.lindenopnuns.org/

Latest Update on Christ House Needs as of 1 PM on Wednesday, 28 April

We have met all our food goals!  Please see message from Christ House Group Lead, Maria Sanchez-O’Brien:

Thank you to all the volunteers who stepped up to cook AND bake for this Friday’s
Christ House Dinner Project which St. Raymond’s is hosting. We have plenty of food
for seconds AND if there are any leftovers, we will leave some plates for the men
who live in residence at Christ House AND take ANY OTHER LEFTOVERS to the
Missionaries of Charity in Washington D.C. for their Soup Kitchen at the Queen of
Peace Mission.  The sisters at this mission feed between 80 and 100 homeless men.


Easter Peace,
Maria

Thank you to all the volunteers.  :)

We Need Your Help This Thursday and Friday!

Our parish will serve at Christ House in Alexandria THIS Friday.  :)

We are STILL SHORT about 12 dishes of BBQ chicken!  Please encourage friends at church to sign up.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

WHEN is this dinner?  THIS Friday, April 29th, on the Feast Day of St. Catherine of Siena!

WHAT exactly is this Project?

St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee volunteers coordinate the meal planning and organization, preparation, some cooking, and serving so that our parishioners may volunteer to cook up part of a meal for which about 5 to 7 parishioners sign up to serve in the small Dining Room at Christ House in Alexandria every month with a 5th Friday.

Our dinner feeds 70 + homeless men and women (and, on occasion, a few children) plus 17 men who live in Christ House’ Transitional Shelter where they live and receive job search support/training and warm dinners daily while these individuals find a job or work a new job until they transition into a secure job and housing.

Which RECIPE do I use?:  Use the recipe on St, Raymond’s website which makes 6 servings (see link to recipe below)OR make/buy YOUR favorite recipe!

BBQ Chicken recipe in a video, with directions under the video at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tylerflorence/the-ultimate-barbecued-chicken-recipe.html#lightbox-recipe-video

How do I store the Cooled BBQ Chicken Entree(s)?   Place chicken and sauce into Food Storage Bags OR a plastic container(s).  If you label your container with your name we will wash it and return it to St. Raymond’s parish hall kitchen window for you to pick up on Saturday or Sunday, 4/30 or 5/01, this coming weekend.

When is my dish DUE?   This Thursday, April 28th OR Friday, April 29th, BUT No Later Than 1 pm!

Where should I drop off my dish?
St. Raymond’s parish hall kitchen window.  Look for the Christ House sign and place your cooked food item(s) inside the ice cooler.

At what time? Thursday, between 6:30 a.m. and 7:45 pm OR Friday between 6:30 am and 1 pm.

Let us ask St. Catherine of Siena on her Feast Day this Friday to BLESS all those involved in this Christ House Dinner Project, from our parish volunteers who prepare and serve up the meals to the Christ House staff in Alexandria who work with us to provide a warm meal to those less fortunate who will come to dinner this Friday night.  And may God bless and keep ALL the other parish volunteers from across our Diocese who host dinners all the other nights of the year!

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, we love you, save souls and bless all our families and friends and those we do not know AND the whole world!

Let us know if you want to volunteer to serve dinner at a future date to:  pmobrisan@gmail.com or ChristHouseCommittee@Straymonds.org

* Adults and high school youth only; unless 18, youth must be accompanied by a parent or 2 VIRTUS-trained adults who are part of the SERVING Team (volunteer info. and forms are on our parish website)

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!
St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee Volunteers

“And the king will say to them (the sheep on his right) in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’”  Matthew 25:40

CONTACT:  Maria Sanchez-O’Brian pmobrisan@gmail.com 571-259-7379

Christ House Update As Of 8 AM Monday, April 25th

christhouseStill in need of:

1) CHICKEN:  17
2) POTATO SALAD:  10
3) BAKED BEANS:  8
4) GREEN SALAD:  2
(actually Taylor Farms Kale Salad w/cranberries and Poppy seed Dressing KIT)
5) CORN BREAD:  15
Note:  If someone buys COSTCO’s box of organic Corn Bread Mix, I volunteer to bake it.

Barbeque Chicken Night.  Drop-off & help with kitchen prep:  Thursday, April 28th & SERVICE Day: on Friday, April 29th we meet at 1:45 pm to prep, load, drive, serve and cleanup.  We are done by 7 pm.  All volunteers please contact Maria Sánchez- O’Brien via (571) 259-7379 or at pmobrisan@gmail.com.  

Christ House Help Needed!

imagesBarbeque Chicken Night.  Drop-off & help with kitchen prep:  Thursday, April 28th & SERVICE Day: on Friday, April 29th we meet at 1:45 pm to prep, load, drive, serve and cleanup.  We are done by 7 pm.  All volunteers please contact Maria Sánchez- O’Brien via (571) 259-7379 or at pmobrisan@gmail.com.  

Our Latest Update on Christ House Next Friday Night-

NEED Store Bought/Home Cooked:

a) Roasted/Grilled/BBQ chicken–23 more chickens, Serving Size Each: 4-6 (larger is better!)

b) BBQ Sauce–12 jars of sauce, Serving Size Each: can vary

c) Potato Salad–12, Serving Size Each: 6-8, (more is better!)

d) Baked Beans–16 cans, 15 oz. Size
OR Cannelini Or Great Northern Beans

e) Corn Bread–11 recipes, to serve 16 1.5-inch pieces from each Corn Bread

OR

f) COSTCO’s Organic Corn Bread Box (we can bake it at Christ House)

g) COSTCO’s Taylor Farms Kale Salad IN A BAG w/brussel sprouts, cranberries, etc. And Poppyseed Dressing–4

Please Volunteer For Our Christ House Dinner Project April 29th!

Update as of 4/22/16 at 7 pm on our Christ House Dinner Project:

NEED Store Bought/Home Cooked:

a) Roasted/Grilled/BBQ chicken–23 more chickens, Serving Size Each: 4-6 (larger is better!)

b) BBQ Sauce–12 jars of sauce, Serving Size Each: can vary

c) Potato Salad–12, Serving Size Each: 6-8, (more is better!)

d) Baked Beans–16 cans, 15 oz. Size
OR Cannelini Or Great Northern Beans

e) Corn Bread–11 recipes, to serve 16 1.5-inch pieces from each Corn Bread

OR

f) COSTCO’s Organic Corn Bread Box (we can bake it at Christ House)

g) COSTCO’s Taylor Farms Kale Salad IN A BAG w/brussel sprouts, cranberries, etc. And Poppyseed Dressing–4

Update as of 4/15/16:

1) We have our line-up of servers for Friday, April 29th!  Thank you, folks!

2) St. Raymond’s Youth Apostolate is baking the Cookie Brownies!!!  Thank you!

3) Folks are signing up to bake and cook but there are still many slots open!!!

4) New Items to Bring:  If you are Called:

a) 3 Flower bunches to make two (2) short vase floral arrangements for six (6) tables!
b) Clementines for 140 (so at least 12 bags)
c) Apples for 85 (depends on no. of apples per bag)

Note:  Whoever volunteers to purchase an item(s) from b and/or c above, will you
SEND me your name and contribution amount AND text me the no. of pieces of fruit and
price per bag (w/photo) to: 571-259-7379 so we can share info. with other folks!
Thx.  :)