Welcome to St. Raymond      


Whether you are an active member of our parish, a visitor, new to our parish, interested in becoming 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!

 Father Chuck Romano (Pastor)





Hail Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man.   Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.  Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.  Amen

-Pope Francis


Parish COVID-19 Update

There is a greater sense of urgency to stay safe and healthy as the COVID-19 virus has been surging.  Record number of cases are recorded every day and hospitalizations and deaths have significantly risen also.  The vaccines that have been approved are starting to be given and that gives us hope for this coming year, but as we move along to getting better we still have to be smart in regards to social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks.    Remember that the obligation to attend Mass is still suspended and those who are sick or vulnerable due to age or health conditions are strongly urged to remain home and view the Mass on television or online, while making a Spiritual Communion.   

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 will be open from Monday to Wednesday each week starting on February 1st from 10 am to 2 pm.    Please call 887-9197 for more information.

The weekly bulletin continues to be published in a limited supply and is available in the church every Saturday.  It can also be accessed on the parish website.

The Rectory Office will continue to be open on the following schedule:  Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm; Saturday 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.  They are placed on the pew shelves throughout the church.



Special Announcement 

"Information regarding the deadline for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese's chapter 11 case and the forms to use can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese's bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page:  https://dm.epig11.com/drvc".


Stay St. Raymond Strong!