ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY
Ancient tradition tells us and our own faith assures us of what
the Church has solemnly proclaimed: the Virgin Mary has entered,
body and soul, into heaven. After her death, the Virgin Mother of
God, without undergoing corruption, has entered heaven, by a
special privilege of God, with her body glorified as was her Son’s.
As God had preserved her from the stain of original sin, made
her a mother and yet preserved her as a virgin, so also has he brought
her to himself in her integral human nature of body and soul. The
origins of this feast are very ancient and date to a period some time
Before the sixth century. Although it has been an ancient tradition
to venerate the bodies of the saints, there never has been any mention of there being any veneration to the body of the Virgin. This is an added witness to the truth of the bodily assumption of the
Virgin Mary. This feast is celebrated in the Churches of both East and West under a variety of titles. May our Virgin Mother intercede for us and may her prayers protect us. Amen.
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Friday August 15, 2014 is the Feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven. It is a Holy Day of obligation. The schedule of liturgies at St. Raymond’s is:
12:00 noon and 7:00 P.M.
There will be no 8:00 A.M. liturgy on that day! Please make every effort to attend liturgy that day!
Sincere sympathy to Bishop Robert Shaheen on the loss of his beloved Uncle, Albert Rishdan (his mothers’ brother) who passed away this past week in Danbury Connecticut. May God grant eternal rest and peace to Albert and grant consolation and comfort to his family.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon
Those attending the National Shrine trip, please meet here at 5:15 am August 12th as the bus will leave promptly at 5:30 am. We will depart the Shrine at 7 am Saturday August 16th and should return to St. Louis around 6 pm!
There will be no Wednesday lunch on August 13th due to many kitchen volunteers attending the Feast of the Assumption at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Ohio. We will re-open August 20th from 11:00 A.M.—2:00 P.M.
ST. RAYMOND’S ANNUAL LEBANESE FESTIVAL
Mark your calendars for St. Raymond’s Festival:
September 20-21, 2014! The next meeting for the festival will Be Thursday,
August 21st at 7:00 P.M. in the Lebanon Room. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Sunday August 17th, following the 9 am Liturgy, we are looking for help with a
mailing for the festival of raffle tickets and updated information. Please consider
giving a hand.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The Ladies Society of St. Raymond’s would like to invite you to an ice cream social Sunday August 24, 2014 from 10 A.M. -1 P.M. Come and enjoy coffee, donuts, ice cream and of course camaraderie and fellowship! Kids activities will also be available. Please join us!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE
Help the Ladies Society collect school supplies for the less fortunate.
There will be a drop box in the church for the month of August.
Items that are needed include:
Scissors dry erase markers Tape crayons
Glue sheet protectors Markers index cards
Folder flash drives Pens etc