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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

Greetings and Welcome

The Holy Season of Advent is upon us and that means the start of a new Church Year.  This Advent will be a short one with Christmas on Monday, the 25th, the day after the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  there is a lot happening and hopefully you will be able to take part in what St. Raymond Parish offers in the coming days.

Here are some of the highlights:


There will be a special Eucharistic Prayer Vigil as part of our parish's National Eucharistic Revival on Tuesday, December 5th staring at 7pm in the church.  Father Robert Landry, a designated Eucharistic Preacher by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will reside over this time of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer, reflection teaching and Benediction.  All are invited!   

 The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Friday, December 8th and is a Holy Day of Obligation for Mass attendance. The Mass schedule will be Thursday, December 7th at 7:30pm and on Friday the 8th at 7:15am, 8:45am, 12:15pm and 7:30pm.  The Sodality of Our Lady will be leading us in praying the Rosary on Thursday evening the 7th prior to the evening mass.  All are most welcome.

Sunday, December 17th is the Third Sunday of Advent which is called "Gaudete Sunday".  There will be a special hospitality after all the morning Masses sponsored by the Sodality of Our Lady in the school cafeteria.  During this time all who ordered "Christmas Plants" will pick them up in the cafeteria.

 During the last week before Christmas there will be extra opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).  A special Communal Penance Service is scheduled for Tuesday, December 19th starting at 7:30pm in the church.  Additional times for Confession will be on Wednesday, December 20th and 21st from 5-6pm and 7-8pm

both days in the church.

 The Mass Schedule for Christmas will be as follows:

December 24th, Christmas Eve: 5pm 8pm 10:30pm (Christmas Carols)

followed by mas at 11pm

December 25th, Christmas Day: 9am, 10:30am, and 12noon

The Mass Schedule for January 1st, the Feast of the Mother of God is as follows:

December 31st, New Years Eve: 5pm and Monday January 1st at 9am, 10:30am

12noon and 1:30pm

Hopefully, you will be able to join us often during this holy time.  May you Advent and Christmas be willed with the peace, joy and hope that only Jesus can give us.  And may Christmas once again bring the birth of Jesus into your heart.  Be well, be safe 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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