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      Welcome to St. Raymond      


Whether you are an active member of our parish, a visitor, new to our parish, interested in becoming a Catholic or returning to the practice of your faith, we are pleased that you have come to our website.  Please call our parish office or email us: contact information is at the bottom of this page.  Please join us for Mass - we would love to meet you in person.

God bless always!

Fr. Chuck Romano (Pastor)


Click here for information regarding the Eucharistic Revival:


St. Raymond Church

 Welcome! The summertime is in full swing here at St. Raymond Parish.  Our various parish ministries concluded a very successful and reenergized year following all the restrictions and concerns caused by the pandemic.  Hopefully we are on a good trajectory that will only move more positively forward.  As always, I urge everyone to take care of yourself.  Stay up to date with the vaccines.  They are good and they help both you and me.  


 Our full schedule of Masses and services continue to our beautiful, air-conditioned church.  So, come weekly and any other time for some prayerful time with the Lord.   Upcoming we have a special Holy Hour on Wednesday, July 26th, from 7:00 till 8:00pm in the church.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer, reflection, music and Benediction will make up the hour.  Following will be refreshments in the lower level of the rectory.  All are invited and bring a friend.


       In August there will be a special Healing Mass on Tuesday, August 22nd starting at 7:30pm in our church.  It will be preceded by the Rosary at 7pm.  Again, all are invited to pray together for God's healing presence in our lives and in our world.


Then on Thursday, August 24th, there will be a Divine Mercy Payer Vigil from 7-8:30pm in the church.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, music and prayer reflection concluding with Benediction will be the make-up of this vigil.


And remember that we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with Benediciton, every Thursday, from 1-4pm in the church.  And on the first Friday of each month there is Nocturnal Adoration from 7:30pm till 8:30pm in the church.

All of these prayer times are dedicated to the Eucharistic Revival that we are currently engaged in throughout the American Church.  May we all enhance our appreciation and participation of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. 

On a social note, we are having our annual Parish Picnic on Wednesday, August 9th, starting at 4:30pm on the great lawn behind the rectory.  There will be food, drink, music games for the kids and all-around good time enjoying one another's company.   Come and bring some of your own

 treats plus a comfortable chair.  Looking forward to seeing you on the 9th.


Finally, at this time we are conducting the return of the "Backwards Money Drawing."  This is a major fundraiser for our parish and your help is most appreciated.  Tickets are $100 each with only 500 tickets available for purchase.  The last ticket drawn will receive $10,000 with an additional $10,000 given out in other money prizes.  So don't miss out.  You received a mailing about the drawing with an order form and there is one in each Sunday bulletin, or you can stop by the rectory during office hours and purchase a ticket.  The drawing will be on Sunday, August 27th during hospitality after the morning Masses in the school cafeteria.  Maybe you will be someone I will call with the winning news!

  So, let's continue to pray for one another and try our best to be a parish dedicated to Faith, Love and Friendship!  Enjoy the rest of the summer and God Bless always.

Father Chuck

The Catholic Faith Network (CFN) will provide televised and online daily Masses as well as other devotional and spiritual programs.  Everyone is urged to also join FORMED (the link is below) to have free access to a wide variety of Catholic programming.

Our parish Facebook Group page continues which you can access through (St. Raymond Parish, East Rockaway) This page offers us a means to be connected in prayer and reflection each day during this time of distance and isolation.

The Parish Social Ministry is open Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm.   

Please call 887-9197 for more information.

   The full supply of the weekly bulletin is published and is available in the church every Saturday.

The Rectory Office will continue to be open on the following schedule:  Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm; Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.  Regular donations can be made either by mail, through the mail slot on the front door of the rectory or in the collection baskets when you come to Mass.  


 Stay St. Raymond Strong!

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