Saturday, June 29 Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Peter was originally from the town of Bethsaida on the shores of the Lake of Tiberias in the region of Galilee. In Aramaic, his name was Simon, son of John and the Lord gave him the name Peter, which means rock. He was married and worked with his brother Andrew as a fisherman at Capernaum. Almost nothing is known about his family life. Peter and Andrew were disciples of John the Baptizer and, when called by Christ, they became his followers. Peter had a fiery temperament and was, at times, somewhat hot headed. Yet he loved Jesus and followed him with all his spirit. At Caesarea Philippi the Lord handed the care of the Church over to Peter and confirmed
Peter’s primacy after the resurrection. After the ascension Peter exercised his authority over the Church through his preaching and teaching in Antioch, Corinth and Rome. Peter wrote two epistles and the gospel of Mark preserves much of his teaching. He suffered and died in Rome where he was imprisoned and eventually crucified upside down on the Vatican Hill on the twenty ninth day of June in the year 67. The Emperor Constantine constructed a church over his tomb.
The Apostle Paul was born at Tarus in Cilicia around the year 7. He called himself “Saul” and says concerning himself that he was “circumcised on the eighth day, being of the stock of Israel and tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrew origins; in legal observance I was a Pharisee, and so zealous that I persecuted the church...But those things I used to consider gain I have now reappraised as loss in the light of Christ.” (Philippians 3:5-7) He acquired knowledge of both the Greek and Hebrew cultures and studied theology in Jerusalem under the great Rabbi Gemaliel. He assisted in the persecution of Christians and was present at the death of Stephen. He was converted when the Lord appeared to him on the road to Damascus. He was baptized and began to preach the gospel to the gentiles. He traveled throughout the Mediterranian and some claim that he went as far as Spain. He was arrested and brought before the Jewish and Roman authorities. Because he was a Roman citizen he appealed his case to Rome where he was beheaded. The letters of Paul are an incomparable source of Christian doctrine and are essential for thorough understanding of Christ. To the Lord, who chose Peter to be chief of the apostles and Paul to be the apostle to the nations, be glory and praise forever! May their prayers be with us. Amen.
Happy Birthday Sayedna!
This coming Monday June 3rd is Sayedna Shaheen’s birthday. We wish to extend to him, our sincere congratulations and prayerful best wishes asking the Lord through the intercession of St. Raymond to grant him many more years in good health, peace and joy! Happy Birthday Sayedna!
Msgr. Moussa Joseph and the Parish Family of
St. Raymond’s Cathedral
On Saturday, June 29th during the 5:00 liturgy, His Excellency Bishop Robert Shaheen will ordain two of our Diocesan Seminarians, Mr. Chris Faber and Mr. Alex Harb, to the minor orders of Cantor, Lector and Subdeacon. We extend our sincere congratulations to the newly ordained subdeacons asking the Lord to grant them perseverance in their vocation and continuous blessings as they go forward to higher orders in the sacred priesthood.
St. Raymond’s Festival
Our annual festival (homecoming) will take place on Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th, 2013. This is a parish event, this is a family gathering.
A general meeting is scheduled on Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Lebanon room so we can begin to plan. September is not too far away! Please take time out of your busy
schedules to volunteer, to be in charge of a booth or a sub-committee. Msgr. Moussa is the general chairman and he is looking for a successful festival with everyone’s help and support. Mark your calendars and come present your ideas and requests on Monday June 10th at the meeting.
St. Raymond’s 22nd Annual Men’s Society Golf Tournament
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Quail Creek/Suson Park
6022 Wells Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128
Contact Mike Hurley with any questions.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (314)443-5905
Men’s Society meeting Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 pm in the Lebanon Room.
Congratulations to all graduates of our Parish; college , high school or grade school!. We wish you the best of luck on your future
Pray for the Sick
Please continue to remember the sick or homebound of our parish in your prayers.
Josephine Bouhasin, James Crenshaw, Ann Elking, Tom McDermott, James Randazzo
Mary Jane Simon, Thelma Simon, Erma Valentine, Vince Wahby, Mike Ablan, Esther Nassif, Nina Bouhasin