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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:

  https://www.eucharisticrevival.org

Greetings and God's Lenten Blessings be with everyone.

  Ash Wednesday is upon us as we enter the Holy Season of Lent.  So how will you spend Lent this year?  Hopefully, you will use this time as an opportunity to imitate Jesus by turning your life and heart back to God.  Maybe you can strip away some of those superfluous things in your life and make more room for something better, namely a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.  St. Raymond Parish will try to help us all in this Lenten journey so that our spirits may soar through the practices of prayer, sacrifice and good works.  The following is a schedule of what your parish offers during these forty days.  Please join us often on this journey from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday.  And remember to do it with your Lenten smile!

 

Ash Wednesday- February 14, 2024

Blessed Ashes will be distributed at the following times:

7:15am Mass, 8:45am Mass, 12:15pm Mass, 4pm Prayer Service, 7:30pm Mass

 

Note: Beginning on Ash Wednesday there will be a 12:15pm Mass every day, Monday

Through Friday during Lent.

 

Stations of the Cross:  Prayed in the church every Friday evening at 7pm.

 

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Thursday afternoon from 1-4pm in the church

First Friday Nocturnal Adoration on March 1st from 7:30-8:30pm

Special Holy Hours on the following Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm

(February 20th; February 27th; and March 5th)

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Confessions are heard every Saturday afternoon from 3:30pm till 4:30pm in the church or by appointment at the rectory.

 

In the spirit of the Eucharistic Revival I urge everyone to read the weekly centerfold in the parish bulletin for great insights and spiritual food for reflection.  I also urge everyone to use the FORMED platform which is free and contains a multitude of Lenten and Eucharistic materials for all Catholics making this Lenten journey.  Just go on the parish website and sign-up (it's free!).

 

May God continue to bless you, your family and St. Raymond Parish.  May our mission of Faith, Love and Friendship shine forth during this holy season of Lent. 

 

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.  

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 Stay St. Raymond Strong!

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