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)

Summertime in St. Raymond Church

 


As we move into the Ordinary Time cycle of the Church calendar, the diocese has announced the loosening of more pandemic restrictions which at St. Raymond Parish are easing into week by week.  So far, the requirement of wearing a mask in church is lifted for only those who have been vaccinated.  If you have received the COVID Vaccine you do not have to wear a mask.  But if you have not as yet, masks are required when you are in church.  Everyone is on the honor system in following this new directive, so I hope there is understanding, sensitivity and honesty by all when we are united in prayer in church.  Also, even though you may be vaccinated, if you feel more secure and safe with wearing a mask, please do so.  The important thing is that as we continue to share more common space with each other, we do so charitably and with sensitivity to everyone's well-being.  And we also resumed coming forth to receive Holy Communion up the middle aisle with two lines and returning by the side aisles.  Please continue to receive as you have been, whether wearing a mask or not.  And I urge everyone to receive Holy Communion at Mass.  There is really no reason to stay away from receiving if you come to Mass.  The priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers will continue to sanitize their hands and wear masks while distributing Holy Communion.  This weekend we have restored some of the Missalettes to the pew rack so that you can sing and follow along with the Mass.  Stay safe, stay well and enjoy.  And consider getting vaccinated if you are medically cleared and haven't as yet.  It's good not only for you but for us too!   

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".

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THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH PRAYER

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

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Stay St. Raymond Strong!

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